United States' Opposition to Motion for Leave of Court to File Supplemental Evidentiary Brief by Michael Lovern, Sr., et al

Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Document Type: 
Motions and Memoranda - Miscellaneous
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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)

UNITED STATES' OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR LEAVE OF COURT TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL EVIDENTIARY BRIEF BY MICHAEL LOVERN, SR., ET AL

The United States opposes the motion of Michael Lovern, Sr. to file supplemental materials in these proceedings.(1) As the United States has explained in previous filings, Mr. Lovern's claims are completely unrelated to the issues before the Court.(2)

Conclusion

The Court should deny Mr. Lovern's Motion for Leave of Court to File Supplemental Evidentiary Brief.

    Respectfully submitted,

_______________/s/________________
Laury E. Bobbish
Assistant Chief

_______________/s/________________
Claude F. Scott, Jr. (D.C. Bar No. 414906)
Jared A. Hughes

Trial Attorneys

Telecommunications and 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

Dated: October 26, 2006


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that on the 26th day of October, 2006, I caused a copy of the foregoing United States' Opposition to Motion for Leave of Court to File Supplemental Evidentiary Brief by Michael Lovern, Sr., et al, to be mailed, by U.S. mail, postage prepaid, to the movant listed below:

Michael Lovern, Sr.
3713 Parke Drive
Edgewater, Maryland 21037
(206) 202-9074

_______________/s/________________
Jared A. Hughes
Attorney, Telecom & Media
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
City Center Building
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 8000
Washington, D.C. 20530

FOOTNOTES

1. As in his previous filings, Mr. Lovern purports to file his motion on behalf of National Teleprocessing, Inc. and American TeleDial Corp., companies he allegedly founded. Motion for Leave of Court to File Supplemental Evidentiary Brief by Michael Lovern, Sr., et al at 24 (Oct. 12, 2006) ("Lovern Motion"). It is our understanding that Mr. Lovern is not licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, and thus may not represent these corporations here. See Rowland v. California Men's Colony, 506 U.S. 194, 201-202 (1993).

2. See Opposition of the United States to Michael Lovern, Sr.'s Motion for Amicus Curiae Status and Intervenor Status (May 23, 2006); Opposition of the United States to Michael Lovern's Motion for Leave to File Motion for Reconsideration (Aug. 2, 2006).

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