Oct 1 The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday
requested a stay of proceedings in its legal fight with US
Airways Group Inc and American Airlines parent AMR Corp
over the carriers' proposed merger, citing the
federal government shutdown.
"Absent an appropriation, the Department of Justice
attorneys and employees are generally prohibited from working,
even on a voluntary basis," the Justice Department said in a
"This is creating difficulties for the Department to perform
the functions necessary to support its litigation efforts."