Jan. 28, 2003 The V.I. government now has until Feb. 21 to file documents in support of its appeal of a lawsuit over the legality of pre-employment agreements in use by Hovensa and one of its subcontractors, Wyatt V.I.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a request by the government to waive deadlines for submitting briefs. The most recent report due should have been turned in by Dec. 9, but the Attorney General's Office has yet to submit the document.
Earlier this month, Wyatt attorney Charles Engeman threatened to file a motion to dismiss the case on Friday because of the government's inaction on the matter. (See "Opponents in arbitration cite V.I. inaction".)
But the 3rd Circuit Court precluded such a filing with its decision. The appeals court also ordered that Wyatt and Hovensa file their responses to the brief by March 14.
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