Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley to Retire Next March – Blake Brittain reports for Reuters about how Judge O’Malley, appointed by President Obama in 2010, will retire next March.
O’Malley Retirement Leaves Fed. Cir. With No Ex-Trial Judges – Perry Cooper also reports about Judge O’Malley’s retirement on BloombergLaw.com, noting that “O’Malley is [the] court’s only former district court judge.”
Federal Circuit Nixes Appeal on Claims of Unfair Treatment by California Court in Pro Se Lawsuit Over Restrictions to Cancer Research – Steve Brachmann writes on IPWatchDog.com about the Federal Circuit’s nonprecedential decision in Siegler v. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
Possible Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees Raises Host of Tricky Questions, Attorneys Say – In an article on FederalNewsNetwork.com, Nicole Ogrysko writes about a 2002 Federal Circuit case, Mazares v. Department of the Navy, and how it may impact mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for the federal work force.
Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley to Retire Next March
On Reuters.com, Blake Brittain reports on how Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley will be retiring next March. Brittain reports that Judge O’Malley “was appointed to the patent-heavy court by then-President Barack Obama in 2010.” Additionally, according to Brittain, O’Malley retiring means that “President Joe Biden the chance to choose a second judge for the court, and makes the Federal Circuit the first federal appeals court to have had two vacancies during his presidency.” Brittain notes that “O’Malley’s most notable opinions include rulings for Oracle in a multi-billion dollar copyright dispute with Google.”
O’Malley Retirement Leaves Fed. Cir. With No Ex-Trial Judges
Perry Cooper reports on BloombergLaw.com about how Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley of the Federal Circuit will retire March 11, 2022. Cooper mentions that “O’Malley . . . is the only member of the Federal Circuit who previously served as a district court judge.” Cooper notes that, while O’Malley “was hard on judges who apply pleading standards too stringently, she tried to lay out rules that they can apply.” Additionally, Cooper reports that “O’Malley has a devoted following among her former clerks.” Lastly, Cooper explains how Judge O’Malley’s retirement allows her “to pursue other avenues of legal work.”
Federal Circuit Nixes Appeal on Claims of Unfair Treatment by California Court in Pro Se Lawsuit Over Restrictions to Cancer Research
Steve Brachmann reports on the Federal Circuit case Siegler v. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. for IPWatchDog.com. Brachmann explains that the court held that “[the district court] did not err or abuse its discretion in reaching decisions to deny several motions for default judgment and reconsideration, as well as dismissing a pair of amended complaints filed by Siegler.” Brachmann notes that the “Federal Circuit affirmed the Southern California district court’s decision to dismiss Siegler’s claims with prejudice as well as a pair of determinations by the court on party standing.”
Possible Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees Raises Host of Tricky Questions, Attorneys Say
In an article on FederalNewsNetwork.com Nicole Ogrysko focuses in part on a 2002 Federal Circuit case, Mazares v. Department of the Navy, in analyzing how courts might handle challenges to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for the federal work force. Ogrysko explains that, in this case, “the Federal Circuit upheld the Navy’s decision to fire two civilian employees who refused the anthrax vaccine before a deployment on a naval ship to Korea.”