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Robert L. McGeorge; (202) 307-6361
D.C. Bar No. 91900
Tracey D. Chambers; (202) 305-3283
D.C. Bar No. 449875
Janet R. Urban; (202) 307-6479
Maryland Bar No. 222322468
Andrew K. Rosa; (202) 307-0886
Hawaii Bar No. 6366
John R. Read; (202) 307-0468
D.C. Bar No. 419373
United States Department of Justice
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 307-2784 (fax)
Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of America


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

LSL BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC., et al.,   

               Defendants.


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Case No.: CV-00-529-TUC-RCC

RESPONSE TO MOTION
FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON
THE MOTION OF DEFENDANTS
LSL BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
AND LSL PLANTSCIENCE LLC
TO DISMISS THE COMPLAINT



The United States believes that the Motion of Defendants LSL Biotechnologies, Inc. and LSL PlantScience LLC to Dismiss the Complaint filed December 5, 2000 ("Defendants' Motion to Dismiss") is capable of prompt resolution on the pleadings, that oral argument is not necessary, and that the Court should deny Defendants' Motion to Dismiss on the papers. To the extent the Court would find oral argument helpful, however, the general time frame suggested by Defendants -- early March -- appears to be convenient. The United States suggests that the parties and the Court arrange a conference call to set a specific date and time for any hearing on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss that the Court may order.

DATED this 21st day of December, 2000.

FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES

_______________/s/________________
Robert L. McGeorge
Tracey D. Chambers
Janet R. Urban
Andrew K. Rosa
John R. Read
Trial Attorneys
Department of Justice
Antitrust Division


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that I have caused a copy of the foregoing Response to Motion for Oral Argument on the Motion of Defendants LSL Biotechnologies, Inc. and LSL PlantScience LLC to Dismiss the Complaint to be served on counsel for defendants in this matter in the manner set forth below:

By first class mail, postage prepaid:

William J. Kolasky
Thomas F. Connell
Jeffrey D. Ayer
Jay V. Prabhu
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
2445 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1420
Attorneys for Defendants LSL Biotechnologies, Inc. and LSL PlantScience LLC

Clifford B. Altfeld
Leonard Felker Altfeld Greenberg & Battaile, P.C.
250 North Meyer Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85702-0191
Attorneys for Defendants LSL Biotechnologies, Inc. and LSL PlantScience LLC

Charles Westland
Michael Nolan
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
1 Chase Manhattan Plaza
New York, NY 10005
Attorneys for Defendant Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.

Kim E. Williamson
Kim E. Williamson P.L.C.
504 South Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Attorneys for Defendant Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.



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Andrew K. Rosa        Date
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 307-0886