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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
EASTERN DIVISION



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

TOM PAIGE CATERING CO., INC.   
and VALLEY FOODS, INC.,

                  Defendants.


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CIVIL ACTION NO. __________

STIPULATION

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

(1) The parties consent that a final judgment in the form hereto attached may be filed and entered by the Court at any time after the expiration of the sixty (60) day period for public comment provided by the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h), without further notice to any party or other proceedings, either upon the motion of any party or upon the Court's own motion, provided that plaintiff has not withdrawn its consent as provided herein;

(2) The plaintiff may withdraw its consent hereto at any time within said period of sixty (60) days by serving notice thereof upon the other party hereto and filing said notice with the Court;

(3) In the event the plaintiff withdraws its consent hereto, this stipulation shall be of no effect whatever in this

or any other proceeding and the making of this stipulation shall not in any manner prejudice any consenting party to any subsequent proceedings.

Dated:

    Respectfully submitted,

For the Plaintiff:

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JOEL I. KLEIN
Assistant Attorney General

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A. DOUGLAS MELAMED
Principal Deputy Assistant
Attorney General

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REBECCA P. DICK
Deputy Director of Operations

For the Defendants:

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JEROME EMOFF, ESQ.
TOM PAIGE CATERING CO., INC.

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DENNIS HAINES, ESQ.
VALLEY FOODS, INC.

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DONALD M. LYON


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WILLIAM J. OBERDICK
Acting Chief, Great Lakes
Office

Attorneys, Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Great Lakes Office
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 700
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Telephone: (216) 522-4080