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District of Columbia, ss., Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the said District, Kate M. Davey well known to me to be Billing Manager of The Washington Post, a daily newspaper published in the City of Washington, District of Columbia, and making oath in due form of law that an advertisement containing the language annexed hereto was published in said newspaper on the dates mentioned in the certificate herein.
I Hereby Certify that the attached advertisement was published in The Washington Post, a daily newspaper, upon the following dates at a cost of $4,291.28, and was circulated in the Washington metropolitan area.
Published 7 times. Dates: July 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2007
Witness my hand and official seal this 2nd day of August 2007
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Notary Public District of Columbia
My Commission Expires 05-31-2011
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Take notice that a proposed Final Judgment has been filed in a civil antitrust case, United States of America v. Federation of Physicians and Dentists, et al., Case No. l:05-cv-431. On June 24, 2005, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that the Federation of Physicians and Dentists ( Federation ), Federation employee Lynda Odenkirk, and three physician co-defendants coordinated a conspiracy among Federation Cincinnati-area OB-GYN members to increase fees paid by health care insurers to them, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1. The three physician co-defendants agreed to a settlement entered by the Court on November 14, 2005. The proposed Final Judgment, filed on June 19, 2007, enjoins the Federation and Ms. Odenkirk from taking future actions in Cincinnati or anywhere else that could facilitate private-practice physicians' coordination of their dealings with health care payers, such as insurers, by prohibiting the Federation's involvement in physicians' contracting with such payers. A Competitive Impact Statement, filed by the United States, describes the Complaint, the proposed Final Judgment, the industry, and the remedies available to private litigants. Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Antitrust Documents Group, 325 Seventh Street, N.W., Room 215 North, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone 202-514-2481), on the Department of Justice's website at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/indx26_b.htm, and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Interested persons may address comments to Joseph Miller, Acting Chief, Litigation I Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone (202) 307-0001) within 60 days of the date of this notice.