Shutdown Has Park Businesses Madder Than The Avg. Bear
By Natalie Rodriguez
Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- When the government shutdown began, most hotels, restaurants and other tourism ventures on federal property had to close their doors. Some attorneys, however, are questioning the government's claim that it is required to shutter businesses that stayed open in prior shutdowns, and the melee could lead to lawsuits over certain lease deals, experts say.
Several experts have blasted the government's claim that it must shut down businesses on federal land due to the Antideficiency Act, which says agencies cannot incur obligations in excess of what Congress...