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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al,    

                  Plaintiffs,

                  v.

ORACLE CORPORATION,

                  Defendant.


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No C 04-0807 VRW

ORDER

The court hereby ORDERS the parties to SHOW CAUSE in a writing, not to exceed 15 pages, why the court should not appoint an expert witness or expert witnesses pursuant to FRE 706. Each side shall file a response to the court's order to show cause not later than 12:00 pm PST, March 18, 2004. The matter will be discussed at the upcoming March 19, 2004, telephone conference.

IT IS SO ORDERED.



Date: 3/12/2004 _______________/s/________________

VAUGHN R WALKER

United States District Judge