Filing 763

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FARM-TO-CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND et al v. SCHAFER et al Doc. 763 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant. DEFENDANT MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO CCIA AND SIIA'S JOINT MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME FOR APPEAL Microsoft opposes the request of CCIA and SIIA to extend the time to file a notice of appeal. The only reason that CCIA and SIIA's motion for leave to intervene was not fully briefed until two days ago is that they waited to file their motion until the tail end of the period in which an appeal may be filed. Such self-inflicted delay does not provide CCIA and SIIA with "good cause" to seek additional time to appeal. FED. R. APP. P. 4(a)(5)(A)(ii). CCIA and SIIA had more than ample time to move to intervene. This Court entered the Final Judgment in this action on November 12, 2002, after having conditionally approved it in an order dated November 1, 2002. Because the United States is a party to this action, the time period in which to appeal was 60 (not 30) days. See FED. R. APP. P. 4(a)(1)(B). CCIA and SIIA nevertheless waited until December 20, 2002, before filing their motion to intervene. It is the actions of CCIA and SIIA--not those of the parties or the Court--that have brought us so near the deadline to file a notice of appeal. CCIA and SIIA's Civil Action No. 98-1232 (CKK) Next Court Deadline: None delay in seeking to intervene does not constitute good cause to give them additional time to appeal. CONCLUSION For the foregoing reasons, this Court should deny the joint motion of CCIA and SIIA for enlargement of time for appeal. Dated: Washington, D.C. January 10, 2003 Respectfully submitted, ____________________________ John L. Warden (Bar No. 222083) Richard J. Urowsky Steven L. Holley Richard C. Pepperman, II SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP 125 Broad Street New York, New York 10004 (212) 558-4000 Bradley P. Smith (Bar No. 468060) SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 956-7500 Counsel for Defendant Microsoft Corporation Bradford L. Smith Thomas W. Burt David A. Heiner, Jr. MICROSOFT CORPORATION One Microsoft Way Redmond, Washington 98052 (425) 936-8080 Dan K. Webb WINSTON & STRAWN Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 558-5600 Charles F. Rule (Bar No. 370818) FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20004 (202) 639-7300 -2-

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