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| UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT|
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
STIPULATED ORDER REGARDING THE COURT'S CONSIDERATION
OF THE PROPOSED FINAL JUDGMENT AND THE STATE OF WEST
VIRGINIA'S PENDING MOTION TO INTERVENE OR TO APPEAR
AS AN AMICUS CURIAE AND FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING
WHEREAS plaintiff, defendants, and the State of West Virginia represent that a short postponement of the Court's consideration of whether entry of the proposed Final Judgment is in the public interest and the State of West Virginia's pending motion would not result in unreasonable delay; and
WHEREAS the Court held a status conference today with representatives of the parties and the State of West Virginia, and during a sealed hearing (with the parties alone) received a satisfactory explanation of the parties' reasons for this Stipulated Order;
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the undersigned parties and the State of West Virginia, subject to approval and entry by the Court, and without prejudice to any aspect of plaintiff's, defendants', or West Virginia's legal position in this matter, that until after June 1, 2004:
Dated: April 22, 2004.
IT IS SO ORDERED by the Court, this ____ day of ___________ 2004.