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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. 99-005 (SLR) vs. REDACTED DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, INC., Defendant. UNITED STATES’ REPLY TO DENTSPLY’S BRIEF IN OPPOSITION ‘TO RENEWED MOTION TO ENTER FINAL JUDGMENT Dated: April 17, 2006 COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. COLM F. CONNOLLY United States Attorney PATRICIA C. HANNIGAN (DSB #2145) Assistant U.S. Attorney Office of the United States Attomey 1007 N. Orange Street, Suite 700 ‘Wilmington, DE 19899-2046 (302) 573-6277, ext. 156 JON B. JACOBS Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice 1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 4000 ‘Washington, DC 20530 (202) 514-5012 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .. ARGUMENT... 1. A ten-year injunction is necessary to restore competition in this market. .. Tl. The relatively few consent decrees with five-year terms in the past 11 years do not justify a shorter term in this case. . 4 TI. A ten-year term will not impose undue burdens on this Court. .. 6 IV. _ Dentsply’s proposal for a relaxed modification standard should be rejected. 7 CONCLUSION... 9 ‘TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Cases E. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd, v. Empagran S.A., 542 U.S. 155 (2004) . Ford Motor Co. v. United States, 405 U.S. 562 (1972) Local 167 of Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters_v. United States, 291 U.S. 293 (1934) Nat'l Soc’y of Prof’] Eng’rs v. United States, 435 U.S. 679 (1978)... 0... 662s eee Oregon v. Mulkey, 1997 WL 599410 (D. Or. June 16, 1997) United States v. Agri-Mark, Inc., 1981 WL 2057 (D. Vt. Apr. 1, 1981) .....22--0+5 United States v. Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., 321 U.S. 707 (1944) . ‘United States v. E, I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 366 US. 316 (1961) .......-00s2e00ee United States v, Delta Dental Plan of Arizona, 1995 WL 454769 (D. Ariz. May 19, 1995) .. United States v. Dentsply Int'l, Inc,, 399 F.3d 181 (3d Cir. 2005).....- 06.200 eeee reece United States v. Dentsply Int'l, Inc., 277 F. Supp. 2d 387 (D. Del. 2003) a United States v. Microsoft Corp., 2002 WL 31654530 (D-D.C. Nov. 12, 2002)......- 6+. United States v. Motorola, Inc., 1995 WL 866794 (D.D.C. July 25, 1995).........- United States v. Oregon Dental Service, 1995 WL 481363 (N.D. Cal. July 14, 1995) United States v. Topa Equities, Ltd., 1995 WL 481368 (D. V.I. July 14, 1995)..... Miscellaneous Antitrust Division Manual IV-51 (3d ed. Feb. 1998) Antitrust Case Filings, http://www usdoj.gov/atr/cases. html Oregon v. Mulkey, Competitive Impact Statement, 62 Fed. Reg. 8267 (Feb. 24, 1997) a . 4,6 - 4,6