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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA,
et al.,

                  Defendants.


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Civil Action No. CN-00-CV-1663

Judge Newcomer

Stamp: Received Mar 31 2000

JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER:
INTERIM PROTECTIVE ORDER

Plaintiff United States Tiled a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and A Preliminary Injunction requesting that the defendants be ordered by the Court not to consummate their proposed acquisition pending trial of this case.

Plaintiff and both defendants hereby stipulate that all documents filed in this case that are marked CONFIDENTIAL, including the Memorandum in Support of United States' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction and all exhibits thereto, will be filed under seal until further order.

Plaintiff and both defendants further stipulate that disclosure of these documents shall be limited to members and employees of counsel of record for parties to the above-captioned case, and to any experts retained specifically in connection with this case and the attorneys with access to these documents are prohibited from showing them to officers, dlrectors, members, or employees of any defendant in this case, or to any other preson not specifically authorized to receive them by this Court.

Plaintiff and both defendants further agree that these documents will remain under an interim protective order only until third parries have had an opportunity to be heard on the disclosure of their confidential information and the Court enters a protective Order to govern the course of proceedings in this case. Plaintiff and both defendants will confer promptly to attempt to (unreadable) to such a Protective Order.

Respecfully submitted,


_______________/s/________________
Michael H. Knight
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
1401 H Street, N.W.
Room 4000
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-9109
Facsimile: (202) 307-5802
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Todd Miller, Esq.
Baker & Miller, PLLC
Suite 1000
915 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-2302

Counsel for Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

_______________/s/________________
Burton Z. Alter, Esq.
Christopher Rooney, Esq.
Carmody & Torrance LLP
18th Floor
195 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06509-1950


Counsel for Societe de Diffusion
Internationale Agro-Alimentaire and
SODIAAL North America Corporation



  SO ORDERED:

_______________/s/________________
United States District Judge

This 4th day of April, 2000