Unites States of America v. Apple, Inc. et al

Filing 166

NOTICE of Proposed Schedule for Penguin Tunney Act Review. Document filed by Unites States of America. (Fairchild, Stephen)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK __________________________________________ ) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-2826 v. ) ) ECF Case APPLE, INC., et al., ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES’ PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR PENGUIN TUNNEY ACT REVIEW On December 18, 2012, the United States filed a proposed Final Judgment as to Defendants Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and The Penguin Group, a division of Pearson plc (collectively “Penguin”), and a stipulation by the United States and Penguin to the entry of the proposed Final Judgment after compliance with the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (“Tunney Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 16. Pursuant to the Court’s December 19, 2012 Order, the United States proposes the following schedule for the completion of the Tunney Act requirements: 1. The United States anticipates that the Federal Register and newspaper publication requirements of 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b) and (c) will be completed by January 4, 2013, which will begin the sixty-day public comment period prescribed by 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b) and (d). The public comment period will end on or about March 5, 2013. The United States will file the comments it receives and its Response to Comments by no later than April 5, 2013. 2. After Federal Register publication of the Response to Comments and the comments themselves (or, if the volume of public comments warrants and with the permission of the Court, posting of the comments on the Department of Justice’s website, see 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b) and (d)), the United States will move for entry of the proposed Final Judgment by no later than April 19, 2013. 3. Should the Court request additional briefing on the United States’ motion for entry of the proposed Final Judgment, the United States proposes that party responses to the United States’ motion for entry of the proposed Final Judgment be filed by no later than May 3, 2013 and the United States’ reply in support of its motion for entry of the proposed Final Judgment be filed by no later than May 10, 2013. Dated: January 3, 2013 Respectfully submitted, ___/s/ Mark W. Ryan___________ Mark W. Ryan Lawrence E. Buterman Attorneys for the United States United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 4000 Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 532-4753 Mark.W.Ryan@usdoj.gov 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Stephen Fairchild, hereby certify that on January 3, 2013, I caused a copy of Plaintiff United States’ Proposed Schedule for Penguin Tunney Act Review to be served by the Electronic Case Filing System, which included the individuals listed below. For Apple: Daniel S. Floyd Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 333 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 4600 Los Angeles, CA 90070 (213) 229-7148 dfloyd@gibsondunn.com For Hachette: Walter B. Stuart, IV Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 601 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 277-4000 walter.stuart@freshfields.com For Macmillan and Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GMBH: Joel M. Mitnick Sidley Austin LLP 787 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 (212) 839-5300 jmitnick@sidley.com For HarperCollins: Paul Madison Eckles Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Four Times Square, 42nd Floor New York, NY 10036 (212) 735-2578 pmeckles@skadden.com For Penguin U.S.A. and the Penguin Group: Daniel F. McInnis Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP 1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-4000 dmcinnis@akingump.com For Simon & Schuster: Yehudah Lev Buchweitz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (NYC) 767 Fifth Avenue, 25th Floor New York, NY 10153 (212) 310-8000 x8256 yehudah.buchweitz@weil.com Additionally, courtesy copies of Plaintiff United States’ Proposed Schedule for Penguin Tunney Act Review have been provided via e-mail to the following: For the State of Connecticut: W. Joseph Nielsen Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division Office of the Attorney General 55 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 808-5040 Joseph.Nielsen@ct.gov For the Private Plaintiffs: Jeff D. Friedman Hagens Berman 715 Hearst Ave., Suite 202 Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 725-3000 jefff@hbsslaw.com For the State of Texas: Gabriel R. Gervey Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division Office of the Attorney General of Texas 300 W. 15th Street Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 463-1262 gabriel.gervey@oag.state.tx.us s/ Stephen T. Fairchild Stephen T. Fairchild Attorney for the United States United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 4000 Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 532-4925 stephen.fairchild@usdoj.gov