writ of mandate


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writ of mandate (mandamus)

n. a court order to a government agency, including another court, to follow the law by correcting its prior actions or ceasing illegal acts.

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Supreme Court issued its opinion in Daimler, the California Court of Appeal summarily denied BMS's petition for writ of mandate. The California Supreme Court granted review and transferred the matter back to the California Court of Appeal to issue an order to show cause in light of Daimler.
The appellate court summarily denied the writ of mandate. The California Supreme Court reversed and instructed the appellate court to look at the issue substantively.
Defendants Appealed to the Court of Appeal of California filing petitions for a writ of mandate, challenging the denial of their motions to quash.