Civil No.: 1:00CV02073 (PLF)
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ORDER TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES
Defendants, SBC Communications Inc. ("SBC") and BellSouth Corporation ("BellSouth"), and Plaintiff, United States, having jointly moved for an Order modifying the Final Judgment entered by this Court in this case on December 29, 2000, and Plaintiff having tentatively consented to the motion if certain conditions are met, and Plaintiff having proposed, and Defendants SBC and BellSouth having agreed, that notice of the motion and the United States's tentative consent to it be published in the appropriate newspapers and trade press at the expense of Defendants, that Plaintiff publish a notice in the Federal Register, and that all interested persons be given an opportunity to submit comments concerning the proposed modification of the Final Judgment within 30 days of publication of the notices, and it appearing to the Court desirable to invite such comments, and in consideration of the Stipulation of the parties dated August 10 , 2004, it is
ORDERED that Defendants SBC and BellSouth shall publish at their own expense a notice in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A in two consecutive issues of (a) The Los Angeles Times, (b) The Indianapolis Star, and (c) RCR Wireless News, and file proof of such publication with the Court; and it is
FURTHER ORDERED that copies of all comments received by Plaintiff within 30 days after the last publication of the notices shall be filed with this Court by Plaintiff within a reasonable time after it receives such comments.
This Court will not rule upon the joint motion until the United States has filed any comments and its responses to those comments or the United States notifies the Court that no comments were received, and until the United States has reviewed and approved any agreements as described in the modification, provided that the United States has not withdrawn its tentative consent.
DONE, this 12 day of August , 2004.