San Francisco Superior Court Considers Rescission Of Asbestos General Orders

October 9, 2011

By D. Mark Jackson, Esq.

On October 7, 2011, Judge Harold Kahn of the San Francisco Superior Court communicated to the asbestos bar that Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein intends to rescind most of the San Francisco Asbestos General Orders and cease the practice of grouping asbestos cases.

Rescission would change significantly the procedures in San Francisco asbestos cases for party discovery, case management, and expert discovery.

A hearing on this proposal is currently set for November 9, 2011. A first round of comments are to be submitted by October 21.