Judge Lifts Discovery Stay In Qwest MDL

Law360, New York (August 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Putting an end to months of legal sparring, a federal judge has lifted a discovery stay in the multidistrict securities litigation brought by a group of pension funds in the wake of a $3 billion accounting scandal at Qwest Communications International Inc.

In an order filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty approved Qwest's bid to lift the stay, stating that the court and the parties “desire to minimize the burden on the federal and...
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