LOS ANGELES -- Participants in the Washington Public Power Supply System cost-sharing lawsuit are at a temporary standstill over efforts to craft an out-of-court settlement, a lawyer in the case said Friday.

Settlement negotiations are "on the back burner," according to Albert Malanca, who represents several public utilities from the Pacific Northwest in the proceeding. "At the moment, they've gone nowhere."

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