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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Even more silicosis news from Mississippi

This article notes that the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that separate trials must be held for the 30 plaintiffs named in two silicosis cases. The Court also ruled that claims from plaintiffs living outside Mississippi should be dismissed.

The Court held that it is:

"...reasonable to expect counsel to know prior to filing suit the identity of each client, the defendant each client proposes to sue, the alleged harm committed by specific defendants against each client, and the location and period of time the harm was committed."

"Though some have complained that these simple requirements place too great a burden on plaintiffs counsel in mass tort cases, we do not agree...".


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