Certificate of Compliance with Provisions of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act

Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Document Type: 
Administrative / Regulatory Filings
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

AT&T INC. and DOBSON
COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION,   

                  Defendants.


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Case No. 1:07-cv-1952 (ESH)

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS
OF THE ANTITRUST PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES ACT

Plaintiff United States of America, by the undersigned attorneys, hereby certifies that, in compliance with the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h) ("APPA" or "Tunney Act"), the following procedures have been followed in preparation for the entry of the final judgment in the above-captioned matter herein:

1. Plaintiff and defendants stipulated to the entry of the proposed Final Judgment on October 30, 2007, and this Stipulation was filed with the Court on October 30, 2007;

2. The proposed Final Judgment was filed with the Court on October 30, 2007;

3. The Competitive Impact Statement was filed with the Court on October 30, 2007;

4. The Stipulation, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement were published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2007, see 72 Fed. Reg. 65,060 (2007);

5. A summary of the terms of the proposed Final Judgment was published in the Washington Post, a newspaper of general circulation in the District of Columbia, beginning on November 18, 2007 and continuing on consecutive days through November 24, 2007 (see attachment);

6. Copies of the Stipulation, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement were furnished to all persons requesting them and made available on the Antitrust Division's Internet site;

7. The defendants jointly filed with the Court their respective descriptions of written or oral communications by or on behalf of the defendants, or any other person, with any officer or employee of the United States concerning the proposed Final Judgment, as required by 15 U.S.C. § 16(g), on November 9, 2007;

8. The sixty-day comment period prescribed by 15 U.S.C. §16(b) and (d) for the receipt and consideration of written comments, during which the proposed Final Judgment could not be entered, commenced on November 24, 2007 and ended on January 22, 2008;

9. As of the date of this certificate of compliance, the United States has received one comment on the proposed Final Judgment. Accordingly, the United States filed its Response to Public Comments and the comment itself with this Court on March 4, 2008, and published the Response and the public comment in the Federal Register on March 13, 2008, see 73 Fed. Reg. 13,570 (2008); and

10. The parties have now satisfied all the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h), as a condition for entering the proposed Final Judgment, and it is now appropriate for the Court to make the necessary public interest determination required by 15 U.S.C. § 16(e) and to enter the proposed Final Judgment.

Dated: March 17, 2008 Respectfully submitted,
_______________/s/________________

Hillary B. Burchuk (D.C. Bar No. 366755)
Lawrence M. Frankel (DC Bar No. 441532)
Attorney, Telecommunications & Media
      Enforcement Section
Antitrust Division

U.S. Department of Justice
City Center Building
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 8000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-5621
Facsimile: (202) 514-6381


Certificate of Service

I hereby certify that on March 17, 2008, a copy of the foregoing Certificate of Compliance with Provisions of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act was mailed via first class mail, postage prepaid, upon counsel for Mid-Tex Cellular, Ltd., addressed as follows:

  Michael R. Bennet
Bennet & Bennet, PLLC
4350 East West highway
Suite 201
Bethesda, MD 20814
  _______________/s/________________
Hillary B. Burchuk (D.C. Bar No. 366755)
Telecommunications & Media
      Enforcement Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
City Center Building
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 8000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-5621
Facsimile: (202) 514-6381

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