Tuesday, March 16, 2010

7th Circuit Declines to Relax Standard for Mandamus after Mohawk Industries

The Federal Evidence Review Blog reported last Thursday on a March 3rd 7th Circuit decision, In re: Whirlpool Corp. (7th Cir. March 3, 2010) (per curiam) (http://federalevidence.com/pdf/2010/03-Mar/In.Re.Whirlpool.Corporation.pdf), in which the Court, after finding, in light of Mohawk Industries, that it did not have jurisdiction to consider an interlocutory appeal from an adverse attorney-client privilege ruling, further rejected a request to “relax” the standard for a petition for write of mandamus.