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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND

In re: Mortgage Foreclosure Cases

Misc. No. 11-mc-88-M-LDA

CERTAIN DEFENDANTS’ 1 OBJECTION TO AND REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE SPECIAL MASTER REFERENCE The Defendants to cases included on this docket, and subject to the Court’s August 16, 2011 order (Doc. No. 1) and the Court’s January 5, 2012 order (Doc. No. 129 and hereinafter referred to as the “Special Master Order”), object to the Court’s appointment of Merrill W. Sherman as Special Master and request clarification of certain provisions within the Special Master Order. In support of their objection and request for clarification, the Defendants submit herewith a memorandum of law. HEARING REQUEST Pursuant to Local Rule of the United States District Court 7(e), the Defendants request a hearing on their Objection to and Request for Clarification of the Special Master Reference. The Defendants’ estimate of time required for hearing on this matter is one hour.

1 The Defendants joining in this filing are identified in Exhibit A to the accompanying Memorandum of Law.

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Respectfully submitted, Defendants’ Liaison Counsel

/s/ Maura K. McKelvey Maura K. McKelvey, No. 6770 mmckelvey@hinshawlaw.com HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP 155 South Main Street, Suite 304 Providence, RI 02903 401-751-0842 (telephone) 617-213-7039 (direct) 401-273-8543 (facsimile) Defendants’ Liaison Counsel

/s/ John B. Daukas John B. Daukas, No. 5437 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP Exchange Place 53 State Street Boston, MA 02109 617-570-1000 (telephone) 617-523-1231 (facsimile) jdaukas@goodwinprocter.com Joseph F. Yenouskas (pro hac vice) GOODWIN PROCTER LLP 901 New York Ave., NW Washington DC 20001 202-346-4000 (telephone) 202-346-4444 (facsimile) jyenouskas@goodwinprocter.com Dated: February 2, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Maura K. McKelvey, hereby certify that this document filed through the ECF system will be sent electronically to the registered participants as identified on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) and paper copies will be sent to those indicated as non registered participants on February 2, 2012. /s/ Maura K. McKelvey

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