Intervenors’ Stipulation on access to sealed and confidential information, 2/25/2011

February 25, 2011 5:38 pm by Gene Borio

THE PDF IS HERE.

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EXCERPT:

Whereas, on August 15, 2005, the Court entered Order # 997 (DN 5593) granting Defendants’ motion to exclude the Public Health Intervenors from obtaining access to sealed and confidential information in this case, and ordering that “Plaintiffs-Intervenors are barred from accessing sealed materials or information protected from disclosure under Order #7, Order #36, Order #394, and Order #638”; and

Whereas, in connection with its submission of proposed corrective statements and expert report, the United States may elect to release to Defendants certain materials that may be covered by Order #997; and

Whereas the parties, having conferred, agree that Order #997 should not constrain the Public Health Intervenors’ access to these materials;

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AND THE PARTIES STIPULATE, subject to the Court’s approval, that Order #997 is hereby modified as follows:

1. The United States may provide to the Public Health Intervenors any materials being shared with Defendants concerning corrective statements, including materials that may otherwise be covered by Order #997;

2. To the extent any such materials are protected from disclosure under Order # 7, Order # 36, Order #394, and Order # 638, those Orders shall apply to the Public Health Intervenors, who will be subject to the same restrictions on disclosure that apply to the other parties.

3. This stipulation shall apply solely to materials provided by the United States to the Defendants concerning corrective statements.

Respectfull submitted,

/s/ Howard M. Crystal

Attorney for the Public-Health Intervenor

FULL TEXT:

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Case 1:99-cv-02496-GK Document 5879 Filed 02/25/11 Page 1 of 5

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., et al

Defendants.

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

Next scheduled court appearance February 24, 2011 [sic]

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STIPULATION

Whereas, on August 15, 2005, the Court entered Order # 997 (DN 5593) granting Defendants’ motion to exclude the Public Health Intervenors from obtaining access to sealed and confidential information in this case, and ordering that “Plaintiffs-Intervenors are barred from accessing sealed materials or information protected from disclosure under Order #7, Order #36, Order #394, and Order #638”; and

Whereas, in connection with its submission of proposed corrective statements and expert report, the United States may elect to release to Defendants certain materials that may be covered by Order #997; and

Whereas the parties, having conferred, agree that Order #997 should not constrain the Public Health Intervenors’ access to these materials;

Case 1:99-cv-02496-GK Document 5879 Filed 02/25/11 Page 2 of 5

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AND THE PARTIES STIPULATE, subject to the Court’s approval, that Order #997 is hereby modified as follows:

1. The United States may provide to the Public Health Intervenors any materials being shared with Defendants concerning corrective statements, including materials that may otherwise be covered by Order #997;

2. To the extent any such materials are protected from disclosure under Order # 7, Order # 36, Order #394, and Order # 638, those Orders shall apply to the Public Health Intervenors, who will be subject to the same restrictions on disclosure that apply to the other parties.

3. This stipulation shall apply solely to materials provided by the United States to the Defendants concerning corrective statements.

Respectfull submitted,

/s/ Howard M. Crystal

Howard M. Crystal

(D.C. Bar No. 446189)

MEYER GLITZENSTEIN & CRYSTAL

1601 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20009

202-588-5206

hcrystal@meyerglitz.com

Attorney for the Public-Health Intervenors

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TONY WEST

Assistant Attorney General

/s/ Ann Ravel

ANN RAVEL

Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Civil Division

United States Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 3129

Washington, DC 20530

Telephone: 202-514-3045

Facsimile: 202-514-8071

E-mail address: Ann.Ravel@usdoj.gov

EUGENE M. THIROLF, Director

Office of Consumer Litigation

/s/ Daniel K. Crane-Hirsch

DANIEL K. CRANE-HIRSCH

JAMES T. NELSON

Trial attorneys

Office of Consumer Litigation, Civil Division

United States Department of Justice

PO Box 386

Washington, DC 20004-0386

Telephone: 202-616-8242 (Crane-Hirsch)

202-616-2376 (Nelson)

Facsimile: 202-514-8742

E-mail address: daniel.crane-hirsch@usdoj…

james.nelson2@usdoj.gov

Attorneys for Plaintiff

United States of America

/s/ Beth A. Wilkinson

Beth A. Wilkinson (D.C. Bar No. 462561

PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON &

GARRISON LLP

2001 K Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20006-1047

Telephone: (202) 223-7300

Fax: (202) 223-7420

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/s/ Miguel A. Estrada

Miguel A. Estrada (D.C. Bar No. 456289)

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP

1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036-5306

Telephone: (202) 955-8257

Fax: (202) 530-9016

/s/ Thomas J. Frederick

Thomas J. Frederick

WINSTON & STRAWN LLP

35 West Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60601-9703

Telephone: (312) 558-6700

Fax: (202) 558-5700

Attorneys for Defendants

Altria Group Inc. and Philip Morris USA Inc.

/s/ Michael B. Minton

Michael B. Minton

A. Elizabeth Blackwell

THOMPSON COBURN LLP

One US Bank Plaza, Suite 3500

St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1693

Telephone: (314) 552-6000

Facsimile: (314) 552-7597

Attorneys for Defendant

Lorillard Tobacco Company

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/s/ Robert F. McDermott

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

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

Noel J. Francisco (D.C. Bar No. 464752)

Geoffrey K. Beach (D.C. Bar No. 439763)

JONES DAY

51 Louisiana Avenue, N. W.

Washington, D.C. 20001-2113

Telephone: (202) 879-3939

Fax: (202) 626-1700

R. Michael Leonard

WOMBLE CARLYLE SANDRIDGE &

RICE, PLLC

One West Fourth Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Tel: (336) 721-3721

Fax: (336) 733-8389

Attorneys for Defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

Company, individually and as successor by merger

to Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation

/s/ David L. Wallace

David L. Wallace

CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10112

Telephone: (212) 408-5100

Facsimile: (212) 541-5369

Alan E. Untereiner (D.C. Bar No. 428053)

ROBBINS, RUSSELL, ENGLERT, ORSECK,

UNTEREINER & SAUBER LLP

1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411L

Washington, D.C. 20006

Telephone: (202) 775-4500

Facsimile: (202) 775-4510

Attorneys for Defendant

British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited

It is so ordered: _____________________

U.S. District Judge

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