LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A federal judge in Arkansas on Oct. 10 granted the federal government's request to stay proceedings in its lawsuit against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. over damages caused by the rupture of the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Ark, on March 29 in light of the government shutdown (United States of America v. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, et al., No. 13-cv-00355-JMM, E.D. Ark.).