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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



STIPULATED EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PLAINTIFF TO
RESPOND TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY

Plaintiff and defendants hereby stipulate and agree to extend the time period for briefing of Defendants' Motion To Compel Discovery From Plaintiff, filed November 15, 1999 as follows:

Plaintiff's Opposition shall be due December 14, 1999.

Defendants' Reply shall be due December 21, 1999.

This extension is intended to allow the parties an opportunity to meet and confer on the subject of the motion in an effort to resolve the dispute. A proposed order accompanies this motion.

Respectfully submitted,


FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES



_______________/s/________________
JAMES R. WADE
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Suite 500
325 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 353-8730

FOR DEFENDANTS NORTHWEST
AIRLINES CORPORATION


_______________/s/________________
DONALD L. FLEXNER
JAMES P. DENVIR
ALEXANDRE DE GRAMONT
Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-2595
(202) 624-2500

FOR DEFENDANT CONTINENTAL
AIRLINES, INC.

_______________/s/________________
JOHN L. MURCHISON, JR.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
2500 First City Tower
1001 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002-6760
(713) 758-2338

PAUL L. YDE
Vinson & Elkins LLP
The Willard Office Building
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-1008
(202) 639-6685


DATED: November 29, 1999


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

         Plaintiff,

                  v.

NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORP.,
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.,

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



ORDER EXTENDING TIME FOR BRIEFING RELATING
TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY


Upon consideration of the stipulation filed by the parties, it is ORDERED that the parties shall adhere to the following schedule for briefing relating to Defendants' Motion To Compel Discovery dated November 15, 1999:

Plaintiff's Opposition shall be due December 14, 1999.

Defendants' Reply shall be due December 21, 1999.



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U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

Dated: _________________