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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et. al.  

                           Plaintiffs,
                  v.

ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS
CORP., HUGHES ELECTRONICS
CORP., GENERAL MOTORS CORP.,
and DIRECTV ENTERPRISES INC.

                          Defendants.

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Civil No.: 1:02CV02138 (EVH)


Filed: October 31, 2002



PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR SCHEDULING ORDER

Plaintiffs hereby move for a scheduling order. For the reasons stated in the accompanying memorandum, the court should grant Plaintiffs' motion for a scheduling order pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b).

Defendants approached Plaintiffs on Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, and requested a meet-and-confer on scheduling and informed us that they intended to go immediately to the Court to seek an extraordinarily abbreviated schedule for resolution of this case if the parties could not agree. The parties have met and conferred on this question pursuant to LCvR 7.1(m) and have been unable to reach agreement. A proposed order accompanies this motion.


Dated this 4th day of November, 2002.




    Respectfully submitted,


   


By:

_______________/s/________________
CLAUDE F. SCOTT
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 8000
Washington, D.C. 20530
Attorney for the United States

Jeremiah H. (Jay) Nixon
Attorney General of the State of Missouri

Anne E. Schneider
MO Bar #35479
Assistant Attorney General
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: 573-751-8455
Fax: 573-751-7948

Eliot Spitzer
Attorney General of the State of New York

Jay L. Himes
Bureau Chief, Antitrust Bureau
Richard E. Grimm
James Yoon
Assistant Attorneys General
120 Broadway, 26C
New York, NY 10271
Tel: 212-416-8282
Fax: 212-416-6015

On Behalf of the Plaintiff States