Transferring Cases Out Of Eastern Dist. Of Texas

Law360, New York (October 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Last Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, an en banc panel of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit took the extraordinary step of issuing a writ of mandamus to the Marshall Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, ordering the lower court to transfer a products liability case to the Dallas Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, thus calling into question the weight to which a plaintiff’s choice of venue is entitled.

While the underlying...
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