EMC Says Venue Transfer Denial Treads On MDL Panel's Power

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 6:32 PM EST) -- EMC Corp. told the Federal Circuit on Wednesday that a Texas federal judge had usurped the authority of the U.S.' multidistrict litigation panel by refusing to transfer a patent suit against the data storage company to another court.

EMC filed a petition for writ of mandamus last month arguing that the judge was wrong to rule that a suit against the company should stay in Texas because it had been pending there for two years. The case had only proceeded in Texas because the court failed...
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