WASHINGTON - Negotiations broke off between parties in the lawsuit over the Richmond, Calif., Unified School District's defaulted certificates of participation after a brief session Monday, and attorneys said yesterday they moving full speed ahead with the case.

"No offers were made, and no further meetings were set," said Ronald Ryland of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, lead attorney for the issue's trustee, U.S. Trust Co. of New York. after a 90-minute-long meeting with attorneys for the district and the state.

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