Celedonia Yue v. Conseco Life Insurance Company

Filing 31

Filed (ECF) Appellant Conseco Life Insurance Company in 11-55275, Appellee Conseco Life Insurance Company in 11-55359 citation of supplemental authorities. Date of service: 01/19/2012. [8037425] [11-55275, 11-55359] (MMW)

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Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP 1301 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10069 T F +1 212 259 8300 +1 212 259 6333 January 19, 2012 Molly Dwyer, Clerk United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit P.O. Box 193939 San Francisco, CA 94119-3939 Re: Yue v. Conseco Life Ins. Co. Nos. 11-55275 (L), 11-55359 Dear Ms. Dwyer: We represent Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee Conseco Life Insurance Company (“Conseco”) in the above-captioned matter. Pursuant to Rule 28(j) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Circuit Rule 28-6, we write to submit Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., No. 09-55376, 2012 WL 89176 (9th Cir. Jan. 12, 2012) as supplemental authority in support of Conseco’s appeal. In Mazza, this Court held that “[n]o class may be certified that contains members lacking Article III standing.” 2012 WL 89176, at *10 (quoting Denney v. Deutsche Bank AG, 443 F.3d 253, 264 (2d Cir. 2006)). Mazza therefore supports Conseco’s argument that all class members must satisfy Article III’s standing requirements, and the district court erred in holding that only Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant Yue had to have standing. See Conseco’s Main Brief on Appeal at 35-36 (standing required for all class members) and Conseco’s Third Brief on Cross Appeal at 33 n.19 (same). We respectfully request that this supplemental authority be brought to the Panel’s attention. Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is a New York limited liability partnership. N EW YORK | LONDON | WASHINGTON , DC | ABU DHABI | ALBANY | ALMATY | B EIJING | BOSTON | BRUSSELS C HICAGO | DOHA | DUBAI | FRANKFURT | HONG KONG | HOUSTON | JOHANNESBURG ( PTY ) LTD . | LOS ANGELES M ADRID | M ILAN | MOSCOW | PARIS | R IYADH AFFILIATED OFFICE | ROME | SAN F RANCISCO | S ILICON VALLEY | W ARSAW January 19, 2012 Respectfully submitted, Harvey Kurzweil Attorney for Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee CONSECO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Encl. cc: Andrew S. Friedman, Esq. Timothy P. Dillon, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant Celedonia X. Yue, M.D. 2

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