Judge Albright Responds to Latest Mandamus Move

November 18, 2022

On November 8, 2022, the Federal Circuit vacated scheduling orders in three cases filed against Apple in the Western District of Texas. The appellate court ruled that District Judge Alan D. Albright abused his discretion both by pushing forward on substantive matters in the litigation without deciding a trio of Apple motions to transfer for convenience—which would be left, according to the vacated scheduling orders, for resolution after the close of all fact discovery—and by denying Apple’s motions to stay the cases pending resolution of the mandamus petitions themselves. Now, Judge Albright has responded.

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