Judge Cardone Takes West Texas Case Assignment Matter into Her Own Hands

July 8, 2024

In late May, Proxense, LLC filed a new Western District of Texas case against LG Electronics (LGE) in a campaign that has been active since 2019. The suit was randomly assigned—under that court’s new case assignment regime—to District Judge Kathleen Cardone. Two earlier, closed suits and four earlier, open suits had been filed in the district, all presided over by District Judge Alan D. Albright. Just a few days in, Judge Cardone transferred that case to Judge Albright with his consent, holding that “[t]o facilitate efficient docket management, all related cases are ordinarily allocated to the Judge that was randomly assigned the earliest-numbered related case” (as provided in a district-wide order issued in 2003 that concerns case assignments in multi-judge divisions).  

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