Stipulated Notice of Related Case in a Criminal Action

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Document Type: 
Stipulations - Miscellaneous
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NIALL E. LYNCH (CSBN 157959)
LIDIA SPIROFF (CSBN 222253)
SIDNEY A. MAJALYA (CSBN 205047)
LARA M. KROOP (CSBN 239512)
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Box 36046, Room 10-0101
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 436-6660

Attorneys for the United States

Filed March 16, 2006

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  v.

SOLVAY S.A.,

                  Defendant.


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  v.

AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL   
B.V.,

                  Defendant.


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STIPULATED NOTICE OF RELATED
CASE IN A CRIMINAL ACTION

Case No. CR 06-0159 MMC

Case No. CR 06-0160 JSW

Pursuant to Crim. L. R. 8-1, the United States and Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V. ("Akzo Nobel") jointly file this Stipulated Notice of Related Case in a Criminal Action, and request that the criminal case, United States v. Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V., CR 06-0160 JSW, assigned to Judge Jeffrey S. White, be related to United States v. Solvay S.A., CR 06-0159 MMC, a previously filed criminal case assigned to Judge Maxine M. Chesney.

On March 14, 2006, the United States filed an Information in United States v. Solvay S.A., charging Solvay with participating in price-fixing conspiracies in both the hydrogen peroxide and sodium perborates industries. Also on March 14, 2006, the United States filed an Information in United States v. Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V., charging Akzo Nobel with participating in the same hydrogen peroxide price-fixing conspiracy charged in United States v. Solvay S.A., CR 06-0159 MMC. Both criminal antitrust cases involve the same defendants and allege the same events and occurrences with respect to the hydrogen peroxide industry. The assignment of Case CR 06-0160 JSW to Judge Chesney (to whom Case CR 06-0159 MMC has already been assigned) is likely to conserve judicial resources and promote an efficient determination of the action.

DATED: _March 26__, 2006 Respectfully submitted,

COUNSEL FOR AKZO NOBEL

BY: ______________/s/______________
Gary R. Spratling, Esq.
Daniel G. Swanson, Esq.
Stephen C. McKenna, Esq.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
One Montgomery Street
Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 393-8200

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

BY: ______________/s/______________
Niall E. Lynch
   Assistant Chief, San Francisco Office
Lidia Spiroff
Sidney A. Majalya
Lara M. Kroop
   Trial Attorneys
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Box 36046, Room 10-0101
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 436-6660

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