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Robert L. McGeorge
D.C. Bar No. 91900
Tracey D. Chambers
Janet R. Urban
Andrew K. Rosa
John R. Read
United States Department of Justice
325 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 307-6361; (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

OPPOSITION OF
PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES
TO DEFENDANTS'
MOTION TO DISMISS
THE COMPLAINT

The United States opposes the motion of Defendants to dismiss the Complaint. The grounds for this opposition are set forth in the accompanying memorandum of points and authorities.

    Respectfully submitted,


  _______________/s/________________
Robert L. McGeorge
Tracey D. Chambers
Janet R. Urban
Andrew K. Rosa
John R. Read
Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of America

Dated: February 2, 2001


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that I have caused a copy of the foregoing Opposition of Plaintiff United States to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Complaint and its accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff United States' Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss 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