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In re California Title Insurance Antitrust Litigation

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


February 5, 2009

IN RE CALIFORNIA TITLE INSURANCE ANTITRUST LITIGATION

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Jeffrey S. White

CLASS ACTION

THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO: ALL ACTIONS

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING PAGE LIMITS OF PLAINTIFFS' CONSOLIDATED MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS

Date: March 13, 2009

Place: Courtroom 2

Company of Florida, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Security Union Title Insurance Title Insurance Company, United General Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National Consolidated Class Action Complaint (Doc. 100) (hereafter, "Defendants' Joint Motion to WHEREAS, on January 20, 2009, Defendant Old Republic International Corporation filed a Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 101) (hereafter, "Old Republic's Motion to Dismiss");

WHEREAS on January 20, 2009, Defendants Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company, National Title Insurance of New York, First American Corporation, First American Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Transnation Title Insurance Company,

Title Insurance Company (collectively, "Defendants"), filed a Joint Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Dismiss");

WHEREAS, on January 21, 2009, the Court issued an order setting a briefing schedule on Defendants' Joint Motion to Dismiss and on Old Republic's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 102), directing that Plaintiffs file their memoranda of points and authorities in opposition to Defendants' respective motions to dismiss on or before February 6, 2009;

WHEREAS, Plaintiffs have met and conferred with Defendants on a proposal by Plaintiffs to submit a single consolidated memorandum in opposition to Defendants' Joint Motion to Plaintiffs for relief from the Court's standing order regarding the length of legal memoranda to be filed in support of or in opposition to any motion, to permit the filing of a single consolidated opposition memorandum of no more than pages in length;

Dismiss and Old Republic's Motion to Dismiss, and have also met and conferred on a request by

WHEREAS, Defendants do not oppose a request by Plaintiffs for an order permitting Plaintiffs to file a single consolidated memorandum of point and authorities in opposition to both motions, and Defendants also do not oppose Plaintiffs' request for relief from the Court's standing order to permit the filing of a single consolidated memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to Defendants' Joint Motion to Dismiss and Old Republic's Motion to Dismiss, not to exceed 25 pages in length; and

WHEREAS, Defendant Old Republic International Corporation reserves its right to file a separate reply memorandum of law in further support of Old Republic's Motion to Dismiss and Plaintiffs acknowledge Old Republic International Corporation's right to do so;

IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between Plaintiffs and Defendants, through their respective counsel, and subject to Court approval, that Plaintiffs may seek relief from the Court's standing order and, subject to Court approval and said relief being granted, Plaintiffs may file and serve a single consolidated memorandum in opposition to Defendants' Joint Motion to Dismiss and Old Republic's Motion to Dismiss of no more than 25 pages in length.

DATED: February 4, 2009

Steve W. Berman (pro hac vice) Thomas E. Loeser (CA Bar No.202724) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900 Seattle, Washington 98101 Telephone: (206) 623-7292 Facsimile: (206) 623-0594 Reed R. Kathrein (CA Bar No. 139304) Jeff D. Friedman (CA Bar No.173886) HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP 715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 202 Berkeley, California 94710 Telephone: (510) 725-3000 Facsimile: (510) 725-3001 Daniel C. Girard (CA Bar No. 114826) Elizabeth C. Pritzker (CA Bar No. 146267) Aaron M. Sheanin (CA Bar No. 214472) Alex C. Turan (CA Bar No. 227273) GIRARD GIBBS LLP 601 California Street, 14th Floor San Francisco, California 94104 Telephone: (415) 981-4800 Facsimile: (415) 981-4846 Guido Saveri (CA Bar No. 22349) R. Alexander Saveri (CA Bar No. 173102) Cadio R. Zirpoli (CA Bar No. 179108) SAVERI & SAVERI, INC. 111 Pine Street, Suite 1700 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 217-6810 Facsimile: (415) 217-6813 Interim Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and the Proposed Class Frank E. Merideth, Jr. (Sbn 46266) GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 2450 Colorado Avenue, Suite 400E Santa Monica, California 90404 Telephone: (310) 586-7700 Facsimile: (310) 586-7800 James I. Serota Kenneth Lapatine Stephen L. Saxl Anastasia A. Angelova GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP 200 Park Avenue New York, New York 10166 Telephone: (212) 801-9200 Facsimile: (212) 801-6400 Attorneys for Defendants The First American Corporation, First American Title Insurance Company and United General Title Insurance Company James S. Schreier Bryan M. Sullivan GLASER, WEIL, FINK, JACOBS & SHAPIRO, LLP 10250 Constellation Boulevard 19th Floor Los Angels, California 90067 Telephone: (310) 553-3000 Facsimile: (310) 556-2920 Barry R. Ostrager Kevin J. Arquit Patrick T. Schilling SIMPSON THATCHER & BARTLETT LLP 425 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10017 Telephone: (212) 455-2000 Facsimile: (212) 455-2502 Attorneys for Defendants Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Fidelity Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company, Ticor Title Insurance Company of Florida, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Security Union Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation and Transnation Title Insurance Co. Samuel R. Miller SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP 555 California Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 772-7447 Facsimile: (415) 772-7400 David M. Foster FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Telephone: (202) 662-4517 Facsimile: (202) 662-4643 Mark A. Robertson FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP 666 Fifth Avenue New York, New York Telephone: (212) 318-3304 Facsimile: (212) 318-3400 Attorneys for Defendants Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Stewart Title Insurance Company Curtis Stanfield Leavitt LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1460 Sacramento, California 94814 Telephone: (916) 554-0246 Facsimile: (916) 554-5440 David G. Greene Kevin J. Walsh Joseph N. Froehlich LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP 885 Third Avenue, 26th Floor New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 947-4700 Facsimile: (212) 812-8346 Of Counsel: By Michael J. Gaertner Thomas J. Cunningham Simon A. Fleischmann LOCKE LORD BISSELL & LIDDELL LLP 111 South Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 Telephone: (312) 443-0700 Facsimile: (312) 443-0336 Attorneys for Defendant Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Margaret A. Keane DEWEY & LEBOEUF LLP One Embarcadero Center, Suite 400 San Francisco, California Telephone: (415) 951-1100 Facsimile: (415) 951-1180 Attorneys for Defendant National Title Insurance of New York, Inc.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

The Honorable Jeffrey S. White UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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