Colorado River abstention
- A type of legal delay that occurs specifically when issues of state interest are concurrently being examined in a correlating case in a state court
- The lawyer requested a Colorado River abstention as the same state matters were under review in the state court.
- Due to the ongoing state court case involving identical state concerns, a Colorado River abstention was necessitated.
- To avoid duplication of legal work and conflicting decisions, the judge decided to apply Colorado River abstention until the state court finalized its decision.