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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC. and   
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.,

                  Defendant.


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Civil Action No. 98-74611

Judge Hood

Magistrate Scheer



PROPOSED REVISED SCHEDULING ORDER

Upon consideration of the papers filed by the parties pertaining to Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of a Revised Scheduling Order, it is ORDERED that the parties shall adhere to the following revised schedule controlling the progress of this case:

4/2/99 Last day for serving party document requests and interrogatories.

11/3/99 Last day for fact depositions.

11/15/99 Status Conference before Judge Denise Page Hood at 2:45 p.m.

12/6/99 Parties serve opening Rule 26(a)(2) reports and materials.

2/23/00 Parties serve rebuttal Rule 26(a)(2) reports and materials.

4/10/00 Last day for deposing experts.

4/17/00 Last day for serving requests for admission.

5/30/00 Last day for filing dispositive motions.

6/28/00 Last day for filing oppositions to dispositive motions.

7/12/00 Last day for filing replies in support of dispositive motions.

7/31/00 Hearing on all dispositive motions before Judge Denise Page Hood at 9:00 a.m.

8/19/00 Deadline for parties to exchange preliminary witness lists.

9/11/00 Final Pretrial/Settlement Conference before Judge Denise Page Hood at 2:00 p.m.

9/19/00 Trial Begins at 9:00 a.m.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:

  1. Each side shall take no more than 30 fact depositions, (including party and non-party depositions).

  2. No party shall serve more than 25 interrogatories (including subparts) on any other party.

  3. The parties' joint final pretrial order shall be due one week prior to the final pretrial conference.

  4. All papers shall be served by hand and/or facsimile on the parties' Washington, D.C. counsel.

  5. Responses to written discovery requests (i.e., document requests, interrogatories, and requests for admissions) shall be served within 30 days of service of the request; and any documents produced in response to such requests shall be made available for inspection and copying as soon as practicable thereafter.

  6. The parties shall exchange preliminary witness lists at least one month prior to commencement of trial.

  7. Notwithstanding the 11/3/99 cut-off for fact depositions, the parties may depose any fact witness designated as a trial witness who has not previously been deposed in connection with this action.

  8. Any party may move the Court to amend or modify any of the provisions of this Order for good cause shown, and/or to set a status conference to address case management issues.


_______________/s/________________
DENISE PAGE HOOD
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Dated: _Aug 9, 1999