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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,     

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION,

                  Defendant.


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Civil Action No. 98-1232 (TPJ)
STATE OF NEW YORK, et al.,          

                  Plaintiffs,

                  v.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION,

                  Defendant.


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Stamp: Filed

June 2 0 2000

NANCY MAYER-WHITTINGTON, CLERK
U.S.DISTRICT COURT


Civil Action No. 98-1233 (TPJ)

MICROSOFT CORPORATION,    

                  Counterclaim-Plaintiff,

                  v.

ELIOT SPITZER, attorney general
of the State of New York,
in his official capacity, et al.,

                  Counterclaim-Defendants.   


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ORDER

Upon consideration of the joint motion of the plaintiffs for certification pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 29(b), and the opposition of defendant Microsoft Corporation thereto, it is, this 20th day of June, 2000,

ORDERED, that the joint motion by plaintiffs for certification pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 29(b) is granted, and this Court hereby certifies that immediate consideration by the Supreme Court of the appeal taken herein is of general public importance in the administration of justice; and it is

FURTHER ORDERED, that the Final Judgment of June 7, 2000, is stayed in its entirety until the appeal therefrom is heard and decided, unless the stay is earlier vacated by an appellate court.



_______________/s/________________
Thomas Penfield Jackson
U.S. District Court