This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential order granting a petition for a writ of mandamus directing the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to transfer six actions to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The court also issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for extraordinary relief in a veterans case and an erratum. Here are the introductions to the orders and a link to the erratum.
In re Juniper Networks, Inc. (Precedential Order)
Juniper Networks, Inc., petitions for a writ of mandamus directing the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to transfer these six actions to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. We hold that in denying the motion to transfer the district court committed legal errors that require that we vacate the order denying transfer and direct that the case be transferred under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). Accordingly, we grant Juniper’s petition and issue the writ of mandamus.
In re Fermin (Nonprecedential Order)
Frederick C. Fermin seeks “extraordinary relief pursuant to Local Rule 21(a),” ECF No. 2 at 1, to compel the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to strike its August 31, 2020 order in his case. Mr. Fermin also moves for leave to supplement his “writ for extraordinary relief under Rule 21,” ECF No. 13.
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IT IS ORDERED THAT:
(1) The motion for leave to supplement is granted to the extent that ECF No. 13 is accepted for filing as a supplement to Mr. Fermin’s petition, ECF No. 2.
(2) The petition, ECF No. 2, is denied.