US Secures Shutdown Stay In Exxon Ark. Oil Spill Case

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas federal judge on Thursday hit the pause button on proceedings in the U.S. government's multimillion-dollar oil spill suit against Exxon Mobil Corp., granting the U.S. Department of Justice's unopposed request to stay the case for the duration of the government shutdown.

DOJ attorneys told U.S. District Judge James M. Moody that they have only been able to work on the case on a volunteer basis because of the lack of funding, convincing the judge that the case shouldn't move forward until the shutdown is...
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