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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
PITTSBURGH DIVISION


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  vs.

SGL CARBON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT et al.,   

                  Defendants.

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Civil Action No. 03-0521

Filed April 15, 2003



PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF DISMISSAL OF COMPLAINT

Plaintiff United States of America, pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, hereby dismisses all causes of action in the complaint as to defendants SGL Carbon Aktiengesellschaft ("SGL AG") and SGL Carbon LLC ("SGL") without prejudice. SGL AG and SGL have filed neither an answer to the complaint nor a motion for summary judgment as to these claims, and no proceedings or discovery have been undertaken as to these claims.

    Respectfully submitted,
FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES:


   
_______________/s/________________
J. Robert Kramer II (PA Bar #23963)
Chief, Litigation II Section
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 3000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 307-0924

Dated: May ___, 2003

 
 

AND NOW, this     8th   
day of    May   ,    2003   
it is so ordered.

________/s/ Joy Flowers Conti   
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE