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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 to Compel Defendant's Compliance with Plaintiff's Discovery Requests and for an Extension of Time to Conduct Jurisdictional Discovery, and

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

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Defendant's Compliance with Plaintiff's Discovery Requests and for an Extension of Time to Conduct Jurisdictional Discovery is granted.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within 15 days of this Order, Defendant shall

(1) produce all documents and information, withheld on the basis of General Objections 1 and 2, that are responsive to each of Plaintiff's Requests for Documents (Nos. 1 through 26), and each of Plaintiff's Interrogatories (Nos. 1 through 19);

(2) make available for deposition no more than four additional witnesses, as well as any or all of the four witnesses who have already been deposed, should Plaintiff deem that necessary in light of the additional responses to its documents and interrogatories.

IT IS STILL FURTHER ORDERED that, within 15 days of this Order, Gwaltney of Smithfield, Ltd. and Smithfield Packing Co., Inc., shall produce all documents, withheld on the basis of General Objection 1 and 2, that are responsive to each of Plaintiff's Requests for Documents (Nos. 1 through 26) served pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 45.

IT IS STILL FURTHER ORDERED that, within 15 days of this Order, The Smithfield Companies, shall comply with each of Plaintiff's Requests for Documents served pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 45.

IT IS STILL FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff is granted leave to conduct additional discovery limited to the issue of this court's personal jurisdiction over the defendant for 45 days from the date of this Order.


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