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Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. HANDOUT. Jean Hoefer Toal, retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Courtesy photo

A South Carolina judge has postponed a set of asbestos trials this month due to the COVID-19 outbreak but refused to halt the litigation entirely, telling lawyers “the judicial system must adapt.”

Last week’s ruling, by retired South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, is the second to postpone asbestos trials, typically scheduled every few months throughout the year. On May 5, Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson cited an order of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in halting about 40 trials that he had planned for June, with masks and gloves.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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