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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  vs.

FEDERATION OF PHYSICIANS AND   
DENTISTS, INC.,

                  Defendant.


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CA 98-475 JJF

UNITED STATES' MOTION FOR ENTRY
OF ITS PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER

Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7(b) and D. Del. LR 7.1.1, plaintiff, the United States, respectfully requests that the Court, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c)(7), enter the attached, proposed Protective Order for the reasons stated in plaintiff's accompanying brief. In support of this motion, plaintiff states that, as the accompanying brief shows, it has made a reasonable effort to reach agreement with defendant's attorneys on the subject of this motion.

Dated: December 30, 1998

COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

RICHARD G. ANDREWS
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

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By: Virginia Gibson-Mason (DSB # 3699)
Assistant United States Attorney
1201 Market Street, Suite 1100
Wilmington, DE 19801
Tel.: (302)573-6277

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Melvin A. Schwarz
Special Counsel for Enforcement
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
601 D Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Tel.: (202) 305-1210

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Steven Kramer
Richard S. Martin
Denise E. Biehn
Michael D. Farber
Heather H. Howard,
Attorneys
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
325 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Tel.: (202) 307-0997