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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
SOUTHERN DIVISION
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

                                        Plaintiff,

                    v.

NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORP.,

and

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.,

                                        Defendants.
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Civil Action No.: 98-74611
Judge Denise Page Hood
Magistrate Judge Scheer

PLAINTIFF'S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR ENTRY OF
A SECOND REVISED SCHEDULING ORDER

Plaintiff United States of America, by its attorneys, hereby respectfully requests that the Court enter a second revised scheduling order modifying the pretrial schedule governing this litigation. The proposed order simply extends the period for factual discovery by one month along with all subsequent deadlines in the Court's current scheduling order. As explained fully in the attached letter, this one month extension is necessary due to an unanticipated delay in the completion of a document imaging project jointly undertaken by plaintiff and Northwest.1 Because of this delay, plaintiff will not have access to all of Northwest's responsive documents until the middle of October. Without the proposed extension, plaintiff would thus be unable to conduct full and complete depositions of Northwest's executives as contemplated by the Court's existing scheduling order. Plaintiff has been authorized to state that defendants do not oppose this motion, but understand that defendant Northwest may file a separate response on an expedited basis. A proposed order accompanies this motion.
                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES



_______________/s/________________
James R. Wade
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
325 Seventh Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 353-8730
Julia C. Pidgeon
Assistant United States Attorney
Pa. Atty. Lic. 37949
211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 226-9772

DATED: September 30, 1999


FOOTNOTE

1Given that this motion is unopposed, plaintiff will not burden the Court with a lengthy discussion of the facts giving rise to the requested extension. The attached letter from counsel for plaintiff to counsel for Northwest sets forth this information in detail, and we are available to answer any other questions or appear before the Court upon request. See Exhibit A hereto.