Department of Justice Asks for Stay in American Airlines, US Air - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

Department of Justice Asks for Stay in American Airlines, US Airways Merger Case

Posted: Updated:

(KXAS) -- Citing the government shutdown, the Department of Justice has requested a "stay of the proceedings" in the anti-trust case brought against the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

The request states attorneys for the DOJ are prohibited from working or even volunteering except for "emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property."

The request asks the judge to delay all deadlines for all parties during the shutdown.

Attorneys for the airlines objected to the request, according to documents filed in court.

But, there may be a way out of a delay. The Justice Department says that if the court orders the trial to go forward, its lawyers can keep working because the court order would be its legal authorization for the spending.

The judge has not yet ruled on the request. A conference to determine the status of the case is expected today.

The trial in the case is set to begin on Nov. 25.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:19:01 GMT
    KCEN-TV is hosting a telethon to help raise funds for the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation on Thursday, July 24.In the past year, Bell County has lost four officers in the line of duty.All the funding raised on Thursday will go to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation.The foundation is just over a year old and is designed with three goals in mind:The first initiative is to secure funding to build this memorial in honor of the now 20 officers in Bell County who h...More >>
    KCEN-TV is hosting a telethon to help raise funds for the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation on Thursday, July 24.In the past year, Bell County has lost four officers in the line of duty.All the funding raised on Thursday will go to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation.The foundation is just over a year old and is designed with three goals in mind:The first initiative is to secure funding to build this memorial in honor of the now 20 officers in Bell County who h...More >>
  • One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:35:08 GMT
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.More >>
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.More >>
  • US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:01:26 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris...More >>
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.