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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)


ORDER

This Matter, having come before the Court on the Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Under Seal Appendix B to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Compliance with Plaintiff's Discovery Requests and for an Extension of Time to Conduct Jurisdictional Discovery ("Appendix B"), and

It Appearing, upon argument of counsel and for good cause shown, that the Motion for Leave to File Appendix B under seal should be granted,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Under Seal Appendix B is granted.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Appendix B to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel may be filed under seal.

ENTERED this _____ day of ___________, 2003.

_______________________________
Henry H. Kennedy, Jr.
United States District Judge



COPIES TO:
Nina B. Hale
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
325 7th Street, N.W. Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20004

Thomas G. Slater, Jr.
Hunton & Williams
Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4074