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In Re Conseco Life Insurance Co.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION


August 19, 2011

IN RE CONSECO LIFE INSURANCE CO.
LIFE TREND INSURANCE MARKETING AND SALES PRACTICE LITIGATION

The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Susan Y. Illston

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER MODIFYING THE PAGE LIMITS FOR PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO CONSECO LIFE'S MOTION TO AND CONSECO LIFE'S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION TO DECERTIFY DECERTIFY THE CLASS

Hovden, Eugene Kreps, John McNamara, Hisaji Sakai, and Bill W. McFarland (collectively, Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-12, Plaintiffs Cedric Brady, Charles Hovden, Marion "Plaintiffs") and Defendant Conseco Life Insurance Company ("Conseco Life") respectfully 4 submit this Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Modifying the Page Limits for Plaintiffs' Opposition to Conseco Life's Motion to Decertify the Class and Conseco Life's Reply in Support 6 of the Motion to Decertify.

No. 185, challenging the Court's prior class certification order in light of the recent decision by 9 the United States Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.v.Dukes; Conseco Life's Motion to Decertify the Class, ECF No. 187, Plaintiffs' opposition to the Motion 12 to Decertify is due on Friday, August 19, 2011, and Conseco Life's reply in support of the Motion 13 to Decertify is due on September 16, 2011; opposition brief or memorandum and fifteen (15) pages on a reply brief or memorandum; raised by Conseco's Motion to Decertify, counsel for Plaintiffs and Conseco Life have conferred 18 and agree to modify the page limits set forth in Local Rule 7-4.

follows:

Decertify not to exceed fifty (50) pages; Decertify not to exceed twenty-five (25) pages.

WHEREAS, on July 1, 2011, Conseco Life filed a Motion to Decertify the Class, ECF WHEREAS, pursuant to the Stipulation Concerning the Briefing Schedule and Hearing on WHEREAS, Local Rule 7-4 imposes a page limit of twenty-five (25) pages on an WHEREAS, because of the complexity, importance, and dispositive nature of issues IT THEREFORE IS STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the undersigned, as

1. Plaintiffs may file an opposition memorandum to Conseco Life's Motion to

2. Conseco Life may file a reply memorandum in support of their Motion to

Dated: August 17, 2011 Stephen A. Weisbrod (Admitted pro hac vice) weisbrods@gotofirm.com August J. Matteis, Jr. (Admitted pro hac vice) matteisa@gotofirm.com Kathleen Hale (Admitted pro hac vice) halek@gotofirm.com GILBERT LLP 1100 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 772-2200 Facsimile: (202) 772-1924 David J. Millstein (CSB #87878) dmillstein@millstein-law.com Barbara L. Lyons (CSB #173548) blyons@millstein-law.com MILLSTEIN & ASSOCIATES 100 The Embarcadero, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone (415) 348-0348 Facsimile (415) 348-0336 Counsel for the Brady Plaintiffs Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. (CSB #75484) jtabacco@bermandevalerio.com Christopher T. Heffelfinger (CSB #118058) cheffelfinger@bermandevalerio.com Bing Zhang Ryan (CSB #228641) BRyan@bermandevalerio.com BERMAN DEVALERIO One California Street, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone (415) 433-3200 Facsimile (415) 433-6382 Counsel for McFarland James R. Carroll David S. Clancy Christopher A. Lisy SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP One Beacon Street, 31st Floor Boston, MA 02108 Attorneys for Conseco Life Insurance Company

ATTESTATION PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 45

I, Stephen A. Weisbrod am the ECF User whose ID and password are being used to file this Stipulation. In compliance with General Order 45.X.B, I hereby attest that the concurrence in 4 the filing of this document has been obtained from each of the other signatories. I declare under 5 penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed this 17th day of August 2011 at Washington, DC. Stephen A. Weisbrod (Admitted pro hac vice)

PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED.

delivered on the following counsel via electronic filing: 525 University Avenue, Suite 1100 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Email: Raoul.Kennedy@skadden.com James R. Carroll David S. Clancy Christopher A. Lisy SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP One Beacon Street, 31st Floor Boston, MA 02108 Email: James.Carroll@skadden.com Email: David.Clancy@skadden.com Email: Christopher.Lisy@skadden.com Certificate of Service

I hereby certify that on August 17. 2011, a true and correct copy of the foregoing was Raoul Kennedy SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP Stephen A. Weisbrod

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