This document is available in three formats: this web page (for browsing content), PDF (comparable to original document formatting), and WordPerfect. 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.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,   

                 and

INSTRUMENTARIUM OYJ,

                  Defendants.


|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|         
CASE NUMBER: 1:03CV01923
JUDGE: Hon. Royce C. Lamberth
DECK TYPE: Antitrust

Filed: 03/09/04

NOTICE REGARDING SECOND TIME EXTENSION

Pursuant to Section IV.A of the Final Judgment in this matter, which was entered by this Court on February 23, 2004, plaintiff United States of America ("United States") submits this notice to the Court that it has extended the period for defendants to divest the Spacelabs business (as defined in Section II.E of the Final Judgment). On February 25, 2004, the United States notified this Court that it had granted defendant General Electric Company ("GE") an extension through March 5, 2004, to complete the divestiture of Spacelabs. GE and the proposed purchaser of the Spacelabs business have asked the United States for additional time in which to complete the divestiture. The United States has agreed to grant GE a further extension through March 19, 2004.

Dated this 9th day of March 2004.

  Respectfully submitted,

_______________/s/________________
Joan Hogan, DC Bar No. 451240
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Litigation III Section
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 616-5937


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

The undersigned certifies that a copy of the Notice Regarding Second Time Extension was served on the following counsel by electronic mail in PDF format or hand delivery this 9th day of March 2004:

Deborah L. Feinstein
Arnold & Porter
555 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-1206

  _______________/s/________________
Joan Hogan, D.C. Bar No. 451240
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20530