Response of the United States to Comptel's Motion for Leave to File an Opposition to the United States' Motion for Entry of the Final Judgments

Date: 
Monday, April 17, 2006
Document Type: 
Motions and Memoranda - Miscellaneous
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  Civil Action No.: 1:05CV02102 (EGS)
Civil Action No.: 1:05CV02103 (EGS)
Judge Emmitt G. Sullivan
April 17, 2006


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

SBC Communications, Inc. and
AT&T Corp.,

                  Defendants.


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

Verizon Communications Inc. and
MCI, Inc.,

                  Defendants.


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Civil Action No.: 1:05CV02102 (EGS)

Civil Action No.: 1:05CV02103 (EGS)


RESPONSE OF THE UNITED STATES TO COMPTEL'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO
FILE AN OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES' MOTION FOR ENTRY OF THE
FINAL JUDGMENTS

The United States does not oppose COMPTEL's Motion for Leave to File an Opposition to the United States' Motion for Entry of the Final Judgments.(1) Although nothing in that Opposition warrants a conclusion that the proposed Final Judgments in these matters fail to fall within the reaches of the public interest and most of what COMPTEL argues is repetitive of its prior filings, the United States has no objection to the Court accepting COMPTEL's filing. If the Court grants COMPTEL's Motion for Leave to File an Opposition, the United States offers the attached Reply as its filing in response to the Opposition.

    Respectfully submitted,

_______________/s/________________
Laury E. Bobbish
Assistant Chief

_______________/s/________________
Lawrence M. Frankel (D.C. Bar No. 441532)
Matthew C. Hammond
Trial Attorneys

Telecom & Media Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 8000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-5621
Attorneys for the United States


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that on the 17th day of April, 2006, I caused a copy of the foregoing RESPONSE OF THE UNITED STATES TO COMPTEL'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES' MOTION FOR ENTRY OF THE FINAL JUDGMENTS with attached REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES TO COMPTEL'S OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES' MOTION FOR ENTRY OF THE FINAL JUDGMENTS to be mailed, by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, to the attorneys listed below:

FOR DEFENDANT
SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Wm. Randolph Smith (D.C. Bar No. 356402)
Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 624-2700

FOR DEFENDANT AT&T CORP.

David L. Lawson (D.C. Bar No. 434741)
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 736-8088

FOR MOVANT COMPTEL

Kevin R. Sullivan (D.C. Bar No. 411718)
King & Spalding LLP
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 737-0500

FOR DEFENDANT
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

John Thorne (D.C. Bar No. 421351)
Verizon Communications, Inc.
1515 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 351-3900

FOR DEFENDANT MCI, INC.

Paul M. Eskildsen (D.C. Bar No. 337790)
MCI, Inc.
22001 Loudoun County Parkway
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
(703) 886-4051

  _______________/s/________________
Matthew C. Hammond
Attorney
Telecommunications & Media Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
City Center Building
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 8000
Washington, D.C. 20530

FOOTNOTES

1. Because COMPTEL is not a party in this matter, it requires the Court's leave to file its proposed Opposition. The Court may grant that leave if it believes the filing would be helpful to its public interest determination. 15 U.S.C. § 16(f)(3). The United States continues to oppose COMPTEL's Motion seeking leave to intervene or to participate as amicus curiae.

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