UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
SAPA HOLDING AB, and
INDALEX HOLDINGS FINANCE, INC.
Civil Action No.: 1:09-cv-01424
Judge: Richard J. Leon
Date Stamp: July 30, 2009
PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES'
EXPLANATION OF CONSENT DECREE PROCEDURES
Plaintiff United States of America ("United States") submits this
short memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the Court's entry
of the proposed Final Judgment. This Judgment would settle this case
pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. §§
16(b)-(h) (the "APPA"), which applies to civil antitrust cases brought
and settled by the United States.
- Today, the United States has filed a Complaint, Hold Separate Stipulation
and Order, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement.
The parties have agreed that the Court may enter the proposed Final
Judgment following compliance with the APPA.
- The APPA requires that the United States publish the proposed Final
Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement in the Federal Register
and in certain newspapers at least sixty (60) days prior to entry
of the proposed Final Judgment. The notice will inform members of
the public that they may submit comments about the proposed Final
Judgment to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
(see 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b)-(c)).
- During the sixty-day period, the United States will consider, and
at the close of that period respond to, any comments that it has received,
and it will publish the comments and the United States' responses
in the Federal Register.
- After the expiration of the sixty-day period, the United States
will file with the Court the comments and the United States' responses,
and it may ask the Court to enter the proposed Final Judgment (unless
the United States has decided to withdraw its consent to entry of
the Final Judgment, as permitted by paragraph IV(A) of the Hold Separate
Stipulation and Order, see 15 U.S.C. § 16(d)).
- If the United States requests that the Court enter the proposed
Final Judgment after compliance with the APPA, 15 U.S.C. §§
16(e)-(f), then the Court may enter the Final Judgment without a hearing,
provided that it concludes that the Final Judgment is in the public
|Dated: July 30, 2009
|| Respectfully submitted,
||PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
John F. Greaney, Esquire
Suzanne Morris, Esquire (D.C. Bar #461048)
Dando Cellini, Esquire
Warren A. Rosborough IV, Esquire
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division, Litigation II Section
1401 H Street N.W., Suite 3000
Washington, D.C. 20530