USA v. Chiropractic Associates, LTD of South Dakota

Filing 9

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND PRELIMINARY ORDER. Signed by U. S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 4/18/13. (DJP)

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FILEI~; UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT APR 18 2013 DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA SOUTHERN DIVISION ***************************************************************************** UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATES, LTD. OF SOUTH DAKOTA, Defendant. * * * * * * * * * * * CIV. 13-4030 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND PRELIMINARY ORDER ****************************************************************************** The Court has considered the Plaintiff's Explanation for Consent Decree Procedures (Doc. 5), Competitive Impact Statement (Doc. 6), and the Parties's Stipulation with attached Proposed Final Judgment (Doc. 4). After considering all documents on file the Court gives such preliminary approval to the proposed final judgment that it requests the parties to submit to the Court a proposed order that addresses the required publications and consideration ofpublic comments by the Attorney General and publication of response as is contemplated in 15 U.S.C. §§ 16 (b) and (c). The Court will at an appropriate time make the public interest determination contemplated in 15 U.S.C. §§ 16 (d) and (e). IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated this 18th day of April, 2013. BY THE COURT: ~(hU»Lu-l~S6L wrence L. PIersol United States District Judge ATTEST: JOSEPH HAAS, CLERK BY: ~~&toAVDEPUTY