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IN THE UNITED STATES DISCTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

STATE OF FLORIDA by and
through its Attorney General
Robert A. Butterworth, and

STATE OF MARYLAND by and
through its Attorney General
J. Joseph Curran, Jr.,

                  Plaintiffs,

                  v.

BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES, INC.,     

                  Defendant.


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Civil Action No.:

Filed:



STIPULATION

It is stipulated by and between the undersigned parties, by their respective attorneys, that:

1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action and over each of the parties hereto, and venue of this action is proper in the District of Columbia.

2. The parties consent that a Final Judgment in the form hereto attached may be filed and entered by the Court, upon the motion of any party or upon the Court's own motion, at any time after compliance with the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h)), and without further notice to any party or other proceedings, provided that plaintiffs have not withdrawn their consent, which they may do at any time before the entry of the proposed Final Judgment by serving notice thereof on the defendant and by filing that notice with the Court.

3. The parties shall abide by and comply with the provisions of the proposed Final Judgment pending entry of the Final Judgment, and shall, from the date of the filing of this Stipulation, comply with all the terms and provisions thereof as though the same were in full force and effect as an order of the Court.

4. In the event plaintiffs withdraw their consent or if the proposed Final Judgment is not entered pursuant to this Stipulation, this Stipulation shall be of no effect whatever and the making of this Stipulation shall be without prejudice to any party in this or any other proceeding.

Dated:

FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:


_______________________________
Anne K. Bingaman
Assistant Attorney General


_______________________________
Steven C. Sunshine


_______________________________
Constance K. Robinson





Attorneys
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division




FOR DEFENDANT BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES, INC.:

_______________________________
Rufus Wallingford
Executive Vice President
      and General Counsel
757 North Eldridge Street
Houston, Texas 77079
(713) 870-7670

FOR PLAINTIFF STATE OF MARYLAND:

FOR PLAINTIFF STATE OF FLORIDA:

_______________________________
Robert A. Butterworth
Attorney General

_______________________________
Jerome W. Hoffman
Chief, Antitrust Section

_______________________________
Lizabeth A. Leeds
Assistant Attorney General
Fl. Bar #0457991

Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-1050
(904) 488-9105
(904) 488-9134 (fax)

SO ORDERED.

Respectfully submitted,




_______________________________
Willie L. Hudgins, Jr.
DC Bar #37127

_______________________________
Nancy H. McMillen


_______________________________
Peter H. Goldberg


_______________________________
Evangelina Almirantearena

Attorneys, U.S. Department
of Justice, Antitrust Div.
City Ctr. Bldg., Rm. 4000
1401 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
202/307-5777



































_______________________________
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE