IN RE: DECA INTERNATIONAL CORP., Petitioner
DECA International Corp. petitions for a writ of mandamus that would direct the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to dismiss the case for improper venue. Specifically, DECA argues that the district court clearly abused its discretion in determining that its venue defense had been waived and that the Supreme Court's decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017), did not constitute an intervening change of law. SkyHawke Technologies, LLC, opposes.
We recently held that the Supreme Court's decision in TC Heartland effected a relevant change of law and, more particularly, that failure to present the venue objection earlier did not come within the waiver rule of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(g)(2) and (h)(1)(A). In re Mi-cron, No. 17-138 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 15, 2017). In light of that decision, we deem it the proper course here for DECA to first move the district court for reconsideration of its order denying the motion to dismiss. We therefore deny the petition for a writ of mandamus. Any new petition for mandamus from the district court's ruling on reconsideration will be considered on its own merits.
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
The petition is denied.
FOR THE COURT
Peter R. Marksteiner Clerk of Court
TARANTO, Circuit Judge.