Thursday, October 3, 2013

Government Shutdown Prompts Sua Sponte Stay

The court sua sponte stayed four related cases due to a government shutdown. "[I]n light of the recent lapse in appropriation for the Federal Trade Commission, and given the fact that the FTC is an integral party to this litigation, it is ordered that the above-captioned cases are temporarily placed in suspense and stayed. There shall be no litigation activity or settlement discussions with Magistrate Judge Strawbridge until further order of the Court. Once Congress has appropriated funds for the FTC, the Court will remove the case from suspense, and will consider whether any amendment to the Court’s . . . Pretrial Scheduling Order is appropriate."

Apotex, Inc. v. Cephalon, Inc. et. al., 2-06-cv-02768 (PAED October 1, 2013, Order) (Goldberg, J.)

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