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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,      
                                             Plaintiff,

                  v.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION,      
                                             Defendant.



STATE OF NEW YORK, ex rel.    
Attorney General ELIOT SPITZER, et al.,     
                                             Plaintiffs,

                  v.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION,      
                                             Defendant.


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Civil Action No. 98-1232 (CKK)








Civil Action No. 98-1233 (CKK)

PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR AN EXPEDITED STATUS CONFERENCE
Plaintiffs hereby move this Court, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(a), to convene a status conference at the Court's earliest convenience to address procedures and schedule for discovery and further proceedings in this case.

On June 28, 2001, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its ruling in this case, affirming in part, reversing in part, and remanding in part the District Court's liability judgment, and reversing and remanding in its entirety the District Court's remedial order for further consideration in light of the Appellate Court's opinion. On August 24, 2001, the Court of Appeals issued its mandate, and the matter was assigned to this court for further proceedings.

Rule 16(a) provides that a court may, in its discretion, direct attorneys for the parties to appear before it for a conference in order to expedite matters. Because of the strong public interest in a prompt and orderly resolution of the remaining issues in this case, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court schedule an initial status conference at its earliest convenience to address procedures and a schedule for future proceedings. Counsel for plaintiffs are available for a status conference any time during the next 10 days except September 5 and September 7.


Dated: August 29, 2001    Respectfully submitted,



      

___________________________
Christopher S. Crook

Chief
Phillip R. Malone
Barbara J. Nelson
Renata B. Hesse
 (DC Bar No. 466107 -- Inactive Status)
Attorneys

U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phillip Beck

Special Trial Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division

Kevin J. O'Connor
Office of the Attorney General

of Wisconsin
Post Office Box 7857
123 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703-7857


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that on this 29th day of August, 2001, I caused one copy of the foregoing Plaintiffs' Motion for an Expedited Status Conference to be served by facsimile, followed by first class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, or by hand upon:

Bradley P. Smith (via facsimile)
Sullivan & Cromwell
1701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 956-7500
Counsel for Defendant Microsoft

John Warden
Sullivan & Cromwell
125 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
Tel: (212) 558-4000
Counsel for Defendant Microsoft

William Neukom
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052
Tel: (425) 869-1327
Counsel for Defendant Microsoft


                   ______________________
Kate White
Paralegal