Magistrate Refuses To Stay Consideration Of Government's Motion To Amend Suit

Magistrate Refuses To Stay Consideration Of Government's Motion To Amend Suit

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey on July 2 denied a defendant company's motion to stay consideration of the U.S. government's motion to amend a lawsuit brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, ruling that the government would be prejudiced if its request to add six companies as defendants to the lawsuit was delayed until after the defendant's motion for summary judgment was ruled upon (United States of America v. Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc., No. 09-5692, D. N.J.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92664).

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