This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential orders. One grants a joint motion to dismiss an appeal; one grants a motion to remand a case to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Here is text from the orders.

ADT LLC v. International Trade Commission (Nonprecedential Order)

The parties having so agreed, it is ordered that:

(1) The proceeding is DISMISSED under Fed. R. App. P. 42 (b).

Ahmed v. Merit Systems Protection Board (Nonprecedential Order)

After the administrative judge dismissed his appeal for lack of jurisdiction, Ahmed Ahmed bypassed review by the Merit Systems Protection Board (which lacked a quorum at the time) and filed a petition for review at this court. The Board now moves to remand, so that it can consider the jurisdictional issue in the first instance. The Board states that Mr. Ahmed does not oppose “subject to the preservation of all rights to appeal any and all currently pending issues in the instant action and/or any issues remanded pursuant to a remand in this action.” Mot. at 2. The court agrees that remand here could preserve party and judicial resources, and therefore grants the motion.



(1) The motion is granted. The case is remanded to the Board for additional proceedings consistent with this order.

(2) Each side shall bear its own costs.