Stipulation

Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Document Type: 
Stipulations - Miscellaneous
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

CBS CORPORATION;
INFINITY BROADCASTING
CORPORATION; and 
OUTDOOR SYSTEMS, INC.,

                 Defendants.


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Civil Action No. 1:99-CV3212
Judge: Thomas Hogan
Filed June 19, 2002

STIPULATION

It is stipulated by and between the undersigned parties, by their respective attorneys, subject to the approval and entry of the Court that:

1.Defendants, CBS Corporation, Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, and Outdoor Systems, Inc. (collectively "CBS"), desire to file a motion jointly with Plaintiff, the United States of America, requesting that the Court modify the Final Judgment entered by this Court on June 6, 2000. As a matter of policy, the United States does not consent to the modification or termination of judgments without public notice and an opportunity for public comment. Consequently, the United States has provisionally agreed with CBS to file a joint motion requesting that the Court modify the Final Judgment (in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A), upon completion of the procedures described below for public notice and comment. The United States has also agreed with CBS to file a Motion to Establish Procedures for Modification of Final Judgment (in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B) together with this Stipulation.

2.CBS shall publish at its own expense a notice of the proposed termination of the Final Judgment (in the form attached as the Notice of Proposed Modification of Final Judgment Entered Against CBS Corporation, Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, and Outdoor Systems, Inc., on June 6, 2000, Exhibit C) in two consecutive issues of (a) The Wall Street Journal and (b) Advertising Age. An Order directing such publication (in the form attached as Order Establishing Notice and Public Comment Procedures for Motion to Modify Final Judgment, Exhibit D) may be filed and entered by the Court without further notice to any party or any other proceedings.

3.The United States will publish in the Federal Register a notice (in the form attached as Federal Register Notice, Exhibit E) announcing the proposed modification of the Final Judgment and the United States= provisional consent to it. The Federal Register notice will summarize the Complaint, the Final Judgment, and the proposed modification of the Final Judgment, describe the procedures for obtaining and inspecting copies of relevant papers, and invite the submission of comments.

4.Within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the 60-day period for public comment running from the publication of the notices required by paragraph 2, the United States will file with the Court copies of any comments that it receives and its response to those comments. If the United States has not withdrawn its provisional consent to the modification of the Final Judgment based on the comments received, the parties will file a joint Motion to Enter Order Modifying Final Judgment together with a proposed Order Modifying Final Judgment. The United States reserves its right to withdraw its provisional consent to file the motion to modify, which it may do at any time before the entry of an Order Modifying the Final Judgment, by filing a notice of withdrawal of its consent with the Court and serving a copy of said notice upon the other parties.

5.The parties request that the Court refrain from ruling on any motion to modify the Final Judgment for at least seventy (70) days after the date of the last publication of the notices required by paragraph 2 of this Stipulation (i.e., at least ten (10) days after the close of the period for public comment), to permit time for evaluation and filing of a response to any public comments and submission of an appropriate motion.

6.In the event that the United States withdraws its consent, or if the proposed Order modifying the Final Judgment is not entered pursuant to this Stipulation, then this Stipulation shall be of no effect whatsoever; the making of this Stipulation shall be without prejudice to any party in this or any other proceeding; and the Stipulation shall not thereafter be used in this or any other action or for any other purpose.

FOR PLAINTIFF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

_______________/s/________________
R. Hewitt Pate
D.C. Bar # 473598
Acting Assistant Attorney General

_______________/s/________________
Constance K. Robinson
D.C. Bar # 244806
Director of Operations

_______________/s/________________
J. Robert Kramer, II
PA Bar # 23963
Chief
Litigation II Section

_______________/s/________________
Allen P. Grunes
OH Bar # 0001028
Attorney
Litigation III Section
325 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-8338

Dated: June 19, 2002

FOR DEFENDANTS CBS
CORPORATION, INFINITY
BROADCASTING CORPORATION, and
OUTDOOR SYSTEMS, INC.

_______________/s/________________
Kathryn M. Fenton
D.C. Bar # 250944
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Telephone: (202) 879-3746

Dated: June 19, 2002

APPROVED FOR FILING

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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