The 18th Judicial District Court in Louisiana (Iberville, West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes) has requested, and received, an ad hoc judge appointment. Judge Thomas W. Tanner has been appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to handle all asbestos cases. Ad hoc judges are used occasionally in asbestos cases and have been appointed for virtually all cases in the 19th Judicial District (East Baton Rouge Parish) and 4th Judicial District Court (Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes). A copy of the order can be accessed here. Download file