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LOWELL R. STERN
lowell.stern@usdoj.gov
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 5th Street, N.W., Suite 8700
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 307-0922
Facsimile: (202) 307-6283
Attorney for Plaintiff


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

MICROSEMI CORPORATION,

                  Defendant.


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CASE NO.: 8:09-cv-00275-AG-AN

PLAINTIFF'S EXPLANATION OF
CONSENT DECREE PROCEDURES


Hon. Andrew J. Guilford

Filed: August 20, 2009

Plaintiff United States of America ("United States") submits this short memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the Court's entry of the proposed Final Judgment. The Final 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.

  1. On December 18, 2008, the United States filed a Verified Complaint in this matter. Today, the United States has filed a Stipulation Regarding Proposed Final Judgment, 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.
  2. 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)).
  3. 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's responses in the Federal Register.
  4. After the expiration of the sixty-day period, the United States will file with the Court the comments and the United States's 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 III(A) of the Stipulation Regarding Proposed Final Judgment, see 15 U.S.C. § 16(d)).
  5. 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 interest.

Dated: August 20, 2009 Respectfully submitted,


 
By: __________/s/______________
Lowell R. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that on the 20th day of August, 2009, I will electronically file the foregoing with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system, which will then send a notification of such filing (NEF) to the following:

Brett J. Williamson
Darin J. Glasser
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive
17th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660-6429

Michael E. Antalics
Benjamin G. Bradshaw
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

    _______________/s/________________
Lowell R. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff