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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,     

                 Plaintiff,

                  v.

SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.,

                  Defendant.


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Civil Action No.1:03-CV-00434 (HHK)


[PROPOSED] ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS
FOR LACK OF PERSONAL JURISDICTION

This Matter, having come before the Court on the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, and

It Appearing, upon argument of counsel and for good cause shown, that the Motion should be denied,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction is denied.



   DATED ___________, 2003. By_________________________

     Henry H. Kennedy, Jr.
     United States District Judge