The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued a stay to halt any further proceedings in an individual asbestos lawsuit that resulted in a $322 million jury verdict for the plaintiff after more than three weeks of trial. Union Carbide Corp. v. Brown, No. 2011-M-00874 (Miss., order filed July 13, 2011). The court established a briefing schedule on charges that the trial judge should have recused himself from presiding over the matter because his parents were purportedly involved in asbestos-related personal injury lawsuits, a matter about which he allegedly failed to inform the parties before trial. The judge must file his response by August 11, 2011.