This document is available in two formats: this web page (for browsing content) and PDF (comparable to original document formatting). To view the PDF you will need Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded from the Adobe site. For an official signed copy, please contact the Antitrust Documents Group.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

PEARSON plc,
PEARSON INC., and
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.

                  Defendants.


|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|         

No. 1;98-CV-02836

Judge James Robertson


STIPULATION AND ORDER

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

A. 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 for the District of Columbia.

B. The parties stipulate 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Act (15 U.S.C. § 16), and without further notice to any party or other proceedings, provided that plaintiff has not withdrawn its consent, which it may do at any time before the entry of the proposed Final Judgment by serving notice thereof on defendants and by filing that notice with the Court.

C. Defendants 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 signing of this Stipulation, comply with all the terms and provisions of the proposed Final Judgment as though the same were in full force and effect as an order of the Court.

D. Defendants will not consummate their transaction before the Court has signed this Stipulation and Order.

E. Pearson shall prepare and deliver affidavits in the form required by the provisions of Section IX of the proposed Final Judgment commencing no later than twenty (20) calendar days after the filing of the Complaint in this action, and every thirty (30) days thereafter pending entry of the Final Judgment.

F. In the event plaintiff withdraws its consent, as provided in paragraph B above, or if the proposed Final Judgment is not entered pursuant to this Stipulation, this Stipulation shall be of no effect whatsoever, and the making of this Stipulation shall be without prejudice to any party in this or any other proceeding.

Dated: November 23, 1998

FOR PLAINTIFF
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

_______________/S/________________
Mary Jean Moltenbrey, Chief
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Civil Task Force
325 7th Street, N.W.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20530
202-616-5935

FOR DEFENDANT
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.

_______________/S/________________
Wayne D. Collins
Shearman & Sterling
Citicorp Center
153 East 53rd Street
New York, N.Y. 10022
(212) 848-4000

Attorney for Defendant Viacom International Inc.

FOR DEFENDANTS
PEARSON plc and PEARSON INC.

_______________/S/________________
Robert S. Schlossberg
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1800 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-5869
202-467-7212

Attorney for Defendants Pearson plc and
Pearson Inc.

 

 

 

SO ORDERED:

______________________________
United States District Judge