Former university professor Amy Bishop is asking a judge in Huntsville to delay action in lawsuits against her.
The two suits were filed by victims of a 2010 shooting spree at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Bishop pleaded guilty to the crime.
Bishop maintains that information in the lawsuits could jeopardize her appeal in her criminal case.
A court had stopped action in the lawsuits while Bishop was awaiting trial. Attorneys were allowed to resume gathering evidence when she pleaded guilty to murder.