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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
EASTERN DIVISION



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

NATIONAL ELECTRIC SIGN ASSOC.,     
MAURICE R. ELY,
JOHN K. LAMB,
SIDNEY C. FRASER,
and HENRY K. LAMBKE,

                  Defendants.


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Civil Action No.: 51C2064

JUDGE: Amy St. Eve

DATE STAMP: June 30, 2004



UNITED STATES' MEMORANDUM REGARDING
PROCEDURES FOR TERMINATION OF FINAL JUDGMENTS

1. The International Sign Association ("ISA") has submitted a motion for termination of a Final Judgment entered by this Court on April 5, 1954. The United States of America ("United States") submits this memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the proposed termination of the Final Judgment.

2. It is the policy of the United States to consent to motions to terminate judgments in antitrust actions only on the condition that an appropriate effort be undertaken to notify potentially interested persons of the pendency of the motion.

3. The United States will publish in the Federal Register a notice announcing the motion of ISA to terminate the Final Judgment and the United States' tentative consent to it, summarizing the Complaint and Final Judgment, describing the procedures for inspecting and obtaining copies of relevant papers, and inviting the submission of comments.

4. ISA will publish notice of its motion in two consecutive issues of the Washington Post and Signs of the Times. These periodicals are likely to be read by persons interested in the markets affected by the Final Judgment. The published notices will provide for public comment during the sixty (60) days following publication of the last notice.

5. Within a reasonable period of time after the conclusion of the sixty-day period, the United States will file with the Court copies of any comments that it receives and its responses to those comments.

6. The parties request that the Court not rule upon the motion to terminate until the United States has filed with the Court copies of any comments it receives along with its responses to those comments, and the United States reserves the right to withdraw its consent to the motion at any time prior to entry of an order terminating the Final Judgment.

7. This procedure is designed to notify all potentially interested persons that a motion to terminate the Final Judgment is pending and provide adequate opportunity to comment thereon. ISA has agreed to follow this procedure, including publication of the appropriate notices.


Respectfully submitted,




____________/s/________________
Joshua P. Jones
Ga. Bar 91645

Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Litigation II
1401 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 307-1031
Facsimile: (202) 307-6283