Ice Cartel Whistleblower's Mandamus Request Denied

Law360 (March 2, 2010, 2:29 PM EST) -- An industry executive who blew the whistle on an alleged packaged ice cartel has lost a bid to get a federal appeals court to issue a writ of mandamus enforcing his rights under the Crime Victims' Rights Act as a victim of the conspiracy.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Monday denied a petition by former Party Time Ice executive Martin McNulty for a writ of mandamus so he could collect damages from Arctic Glacier International Inc.

Writing for the appeals court, Circuit Judge Boyce F. Martin said the issue was whether McNulty was directly and proximately...

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