Ansa Assuncao LLP secured extraordinary relief before the Court of Appeals of Texas, which granted a Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed on behalf of client United Parcel Service, Inc. The appellate court agreed that the trial court abused its discretion when it denied UPS leave to designate responsible third parties more than 7 months before trial, finding that the trial court had imposed requirements on the parties for designating responsible third parties that represented a substantial deviation from the designation period allowed by Texas statute. Ryan Corkery, of the firm’s Philadelphia office, and Heather Williams, of the firm’s Maryland office, handled the appeal in concert with their Texas colleagues. Mr. Corkery and Ms. Williams appeared as counsel for UPS in the underlying trial court proceedings. A copy of the Court’s opinion can be found here.