DEFENSE ACCEPTS DOJ’s BILL OF COSTS–WITH INTEREST IF AND WHEN APPEALS ARE EXHAUSTED

October 23, 2006 9:59 pm by Gene Borio

“[T]he parties have agreed (a) that the amount submitted by the Government in its Bill of Costs $1,930,981.97, shall constitute the appropriate taxable costs and (b) that Defendants shall be liable for that amount, plus interest from this date, upon final resolution of all appeals in this matter, if the Government remains the prevailing party.”

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Text follows of:

Defendants Praecipe on Bill of Costs, October 23, 2006

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

And

TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND,

et al.,

Plaintiff-Intervenors,

v.

PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. (f/k/a

PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED),

et al.,

Defendants.

Civil Action No. 99-CV-2496 (GK)

Next Scheduled Court Appearance: None

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JOINT PRAECIPE REGARDING BILL OF COSTS

The parties jointly submit this praecipe regarding the Bill of Costs.

1. In Order No. 1015, this Court ordered that “Defendants shall pay the appropriate costs of the prevailing party, which is the Government. The Government shall serve and file a bill of costs in accordance with LCvR 54 within 30 days from this date.”

2. The Government filed its Bill of Costs on October 2, 2006.

3. To expedite and facilitate resolution of the issues concerning the Bill of Costs, the parties have agreed (a) that the amount submitted by the Government in its Bill of Costs $1,930,981.97, shall constitute the appropriate taxable costs and (b) that Defendants shall be liable for that amount, plus interest from this date, upon final resolution of all appeals in this matter, if the Government remains the prevailing party.

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DATED: October 23, 2006 Respectfully submitted,

Peter D. Keisler

Assistant Attorney General

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

Stuart Schiffer

Deputy Assistant Attorney General

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE

Post Office Box 14524

Ben Franklin Station

Washington, DC 20044-4524

Telephone: (202) 616-4185

Attorneys for Plaintiff

United States of America

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

Timothy M. Broas (D.C. Bar No. 391145)

WINSTON & STRAWN LLP

1700 K Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20006-3817

Telephone: (202) 282-5000

Fax: (202) 282-5100

Dan K. Webb

Thomas J. Frederick

WINSTON & STRAWN LLP

35 West Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60601-9703

Telephone: (312) 558-5600

Fax: (312) 558-5700

Theodore V. Wells, Jr. (D.C. Bar No.

468934)

James L. Brochin (D.C. Bar No. 455456)

PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON &

GARRISON LLP

1285 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019-6064

Telephone: (212) 373-3000

Fax: (212) 757-3990

Attorneys for Defendants

Altria Group Inc. and Philip Morris USA Inc.

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

Robert F. McDermott (D.C. Bar No. 261164)

Peter J. Biersteker (D.C. Bar No. 358108)

JONES DAY

51 Louisiana Avenue, N. W.

Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Telephone: (202) 879-3939

Fax: (202) 626-1700

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Paul G. Crist

JONES DAY

North Point

901 Lakeside Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1190

Telephone: (216) 586-3939

Fax: (216) 579-0212

Attorneys for Defendant

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

David E. Mendelson (D.C. Bar No. 471863)

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

655 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 200005

Telephone: (202) 879-5000

Fax: (202) 879-5200

David M. Bernick

Stephen R. Patton

Renee D. Smith

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 5900

Chicago, Illinois 60601

Telephone: (312) 861-2000

Fax: (312) 861-2200

Attorneys for Defendant

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

Michael B. Minton

THOMPSON COBURN LLP

One US Bank Plaza, Suite 3500

St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1693

Telephone: (314) 552-6000

Fax: (314) 552-7597

Gene E. Voigts

SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP

2555 Grand Blvd.

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Kansas City, Missouri 64108-2613

Telephone: (816) 474-6550

Fax: (816) 421-2708

Attorneys for Defendant

Lorillard Tobacco Company

/s/ Matthew A. Campbell for

Bruce G. Sheffler

David L. Wallace

CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 34th Floor

New York, New York 10112-0219

Telephone: (212) 408-5100

Attorneys for Defendant

British American Tobacco (Investments)

Limited (f/k/a British-American Tobacco

Company Limited)

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