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IN RE: Michael A. INGALLS (2018)

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United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

IN RE: Michael A. INGALLS, Jr., Petitioner

No. 18-2292

Decided: September 13, 2018

Before: SMITH, Chief Judge, CHAGARES and BIBAS, Circuit Judges Michael A. Ingalls, Jr., Pro Se Mark E. Coyne, Esq., Office of United States Attorney, Newark, NJ, for Respondent


In June 2018, pro se petitioner Michael Ingalls filed a mandamus petition requesting that we direct the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to rule on his motion to vacate the Court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 255 motion. However, after Ingalls filed his mandamus petition, the District Court entered an opinion and order denying his motion. In light of the District Court’s action, this mandamus petition no longer presents a live controversy. Therefore, we will dismiss it as moot. See Blanciak v. Allegheny Ludlum Corp., 77 F.3d 690, 698-99 (3d Cir. 1996) (“If developments occur during the course of adjudication that eliminate a plaintiff's personal stake in the outcome of a suit or prevent a court from being able to grant the requested relief, the case must be dismissed as moot.”).


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