US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
In Re: Richard Drummond
Opinion Date: March 29, 2018
Judge: Per Curiam
Areas of Law: Civil Procedure
The Fifth Circuit granted relator's petitioner for a writ of mandamus directing the district court to resolve this False Claims Act case. The court held that the requirements for mandamus relief were easily met in this case, because the case has been pending for over nine years and the two motions identified in the petition have been pending for approximately four years. The court reasoned that the district judge has had ample time to consider the pending motions—including the nearly six months since relator filed his petition for a writ of mandamus.
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