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December 8, 2012

Low Mark

Highmark v Allcare (CAFC 2011-1219) hit a low mark for CAFC squabbling. There was an en banc ruckus over rehearing an exceptional case; specifically, to what degree deference is given to district court discretion on questions of law. The majority denied rehearing, while CAFC power mongers, including Chief Judge Rader, would give a district court "no deference." Such is the fractious fiction called "rule of law." Such petty disputes like this simmer for decades. This is a simple issue that should have been settled long ago.

Posted by Patent Hawk at December 8, 2012 1:26 PM | Case Law