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          Wednesday, November 19, 2008, Vol. 10, No. 230

                            Headlines

BAUSCH & LOMB: N.Y. Court Dismisses Consolidated Securities Suit
EXTENDICARE HOMES: Faces Consumer Fraud Litigation in Wisconsin
FARMLAND FOODS: Faces Suit in Nebraska Alleging FLSA Violations
FREIGHTCAR AMERICA: Court Mulls Approving "Pollak" Settlement
GASOLINE COMPANIES: Ontario Judge Authorizes Price-Fixing Suit

HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Awaits Ruling on Bid to Dismiss ERISA Lawsuit
HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Ruling on Securities Suit Dismissal Bid Pending
HOLLINGER INC: Ontario Court Approves Shareholder Suit Agreement
MCDONALD'S CORP: Faces Overtime Pay Litigation in Delaware Court
STRATEGIC RESOURCE: Faces Tenn. Suit Over Layoff of Mineworkers

STRYKER CORP: Faces Product Liability Litigation in New Jersey
VICTORIA'S SECRET: Parker Waichman Files Consumer Fraud Lawsuit
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Lawsuit Over FCLA Violations in Early Stages
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Wage, Hour Lawsuits Still Pending in Calif.

* Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP Announces Name Change
* Study Reveals Asians Resist Joining Class Action Claims


                   New Securities Fraud Cases

DAKTRONICS INC: Brodsky & Smith Announces Securities Suit Filing
NOAH EDUCATIONAL: Bruce G. Murphy Announces Stock Suit Filing
SADIA S.A.: Pomerantz Haudek Files Securities Fraud Suit in N.Y.
TALEO CORP: Johnson & Perkinson Announces Securities Suit Filing


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BAUSCH & LOMB: N.Y. Court Dismisses Consolidated Securities Suit
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The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
dismissed a consolidated securities fraud class action pending
against Bausch & Lomb Inc., The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
reports.

The suit, "In re Bausch & Lomb Inc. Securities Litigation, Case
Nos. 06-cv-6294 (master file), 06-cv-6295, 06-cv-6296, and 06-
cv-6300," was filed against the company and certain of its
present and former officers and directors (Class Action
Reporter, Aug. 28, 2007).

Initially, four separate shareholder actions were filed between
March and May of 2006 in U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York, and these were later transferred to the
Western District of New York and consolidated into the above
captioned matter.

The plaintiffs in these actions purport to represent a putative
class of shareholders who purchased Company stock at allegedly
artificially inflated levels between Jan. 27, 2005 and May 3,
2006.

Among other things, plaintiffs allege that defendants issued
materially false and misleading public statements regarding the
Company's financial condition and operations by failing to
disclose negative information relating to the Company's
Brazilian and Korean subsidiaries, internal controls, and
problems with the Company's MoistureLoc multipurpose solution
(MoistureLoc), thereby inflating the price of Company stock
during the alleged class period.  The plaintiffs seek
unspecified damages.

On Nov. 13, 2008, Judge Michael A. Telesca issued an order
dismissing the case stating that the plaintiffs failed to show
that the defendants were aware of or covered up problems at the
foreign subsidiaries before they were reported to senior
management, or that those subsidiaries were large enough that
the company was reckless in relying on those subsidiaries' own
audits, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
report.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Judge
Telesca's ruling also said that there was no proof that stock
trades done by the company upper executives before subsidiary
account problems came to light were suspicious or questionable
and that the company was justified in thinking early reports of
eye infection problems potentially related to MoistureLoc were
not statistically significant enough to pull the product sooner.

The suit is "In re Bausch & Lomb Inc. Securities Litigation,
Case Nos. 06-cv-6294," filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of New York, Judge Michael A. Telesca
presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

         Jai Kamal Chandrasekhar, Esq. (jai@blbglaw.com)
         Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
         1285 Avenue of the Americas, 38th Floor
         New York, NY 10019
         Phone: (212) 554-1400
         Fax: 212-554-1444

              - and -

         K. Wade Eaton, Esq. (kwe@cdlawyers.com)
         Chamberlain, D'Amanda, Oppenheimer & Greenfield
         1600 Crossroads Building, Two State Street
         Rochester, NY 14614
         Phone: 585-232-3730
         Fax: 585-232-3882

Representing the defendants is:

         Carolyn G. Nussbaum, Esq. (cnussbaum@nixonpeabody.com)
         Nixon Peabody, LLP
         Clinton Square, P.O. Box 31051,
         Rochester, NY 14603
         Phone: (585) 263-1558
         Fax: 866-947-0625


EXTENDICARE HOMES: Faces Consumer Fraud Litigation in Wisconsin
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Extendicare Homes, Inc. faces a purported class-action lawsuit
in the Circuit Court for Milwaukee County, which contends that
the nursing home company fraudulently advertised its services
and deliberately admitted more acutely ill residents without
hiring enough staff to properly care for them, Ben Poston of
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The lawsuit says Extendicare violated the state's Consumer
Protection Act through false advertising that lured residents
into believing they would receive good care at nursing homes
that were cited for health violations by state regulators,
according to the The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.

The complaint also says the company's "24/7 Extendicare
Admission Policy" was designed to automatically admit patients
who have acute medical conditions such as hepatitis B, or who
require dialysis or therapy.  Nursing homes are reimbursed at
higher rates for more acutely ill residents, The Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel reported.

The goal of this policy, also known as the "Green Flag" policy,
is to admit the sickest patients regardless of a nursing home's
staffing level, according to Jay Urban of Milwaukee law firm
Urban & Taylor, who filed the suit.  Madison law firm Boller &
Vaughan is co-counsel in the lawsuit.

Mr. Urban told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They are putting
profits ahead of people.  You can't take in higher acuity people
unless you provide higher acuity care."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the suit was filed
on behalf of Ann Jones, a former three-year resident at the
Willows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sun Prairie, and
anyone who resided in the company's 26 Wisconsin nursing homes
in the past three years.


FARMLAND FOODS: Faces Suit in Nebraska Alleging FLSA Violations
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Farmland Foods and Smithfield Foods are facing a purported
class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District
of Nebraska, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards
Act, The Associated Press reports.

The suit was filed by Mauricio Guarjardo of Columbus and Maria
Guzman Morales of Dorchester on Nov. 13, 2008.  It was brought
on behalf of themselves and current and former employees going
back to September 2005.

The plaintiffs are former employees at a Crete slaughterhouse
who claim that they weren't paid for work away from the
production line are suing.

In general, the suit alleges that hourly employees haven't been
paid for time spent dressing in protective gear, sanitizing
tools, sharpening knives and walking to work stations, among
other things, according to The Associated Press.

The suit is "Morales et al v. Farmland Foods et al., Case No.
8:08-cv-00504-FG3," filed in the U.S. District Court for the
District of Nebraska, Judge F. A. Gossett, presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

          Philip A. Downey, Esq. (downeyjustice@gmail.com)
          Downey Law Firm
          P.O. Box 736
          Unionville, PA 19375
          Phone: (610) 324-2848
          Fax: (610) 347-1073

               - and -

          Christopher P. Welsh, Esq. (cwelsh@welsh-law.com)
          Welsh, Welsh Law Firm
          9290 West Dodge Road
          100 The Mark
          Omaha, NE 68114
          Phone: (402) 384-8160
          Fax: (402) 384-8211


FREIGHTCAR AMERICA: Court Mulls Approving "Pollak" Settlement
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The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
has yet to make a decision in regards to a tentative settlement
reached in the purported class-action lawsuit, "Hayden, et al v.
Freightcar America, Inc., Case No. 3:07-cv-00201-KRG," which
generally alleges violations of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974, WJACTV.com reports.

On Aug. 15, 2007, a lawsuit was filed against FreightCar America
in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of
Pennsylvania by Samuel W. Pollak, Jr., and Robert A. Hayden,
Jr., on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated
(General Corporate Litigation Updates, Dec 28, 2007).

The plaintiffs were subsequently amended to Kenneth J. Sowers,
Anthony J. Zanghi and Robert A. Hayden, Jr.

The plaintiffs are employees at the Company's Johnstown,
Pennsylvania manufacturing facility and allege that they and
other workers at the facility were laid off by the Company to
prevent them from becoming eligible for certain retirement
benefits, in violation of federal law.

The lawsuit seeks, among other things, an injunction requiring
the Company to return the laid-off employees to work.

About 100 workers, who are part of a class-action lawsuit, were
laid off when the plant stopped production in 2007.  They were
supposed to get their pensions, but many were laid off just shy
of their eligibility, according to WJACTV.com.

Judge Kim R. Gibson had already decided that the company was in
the wrong for trying to skimp on paying the pensions and a
settlement was worked out for several million dollars between
the company and the United Steel Workers Union.

WJACTV.com reported that on Nov. 17, 2008, former workers at a
Johnstown installation packed into a federal courtroom hoping to
hear a decision about the settlement.  The judge was expected to
make a call on the deal, but so far no decision has been handed
down.  However, the judge did say that he will make a decision
soon though he wants to put his explanation in writing.

Asked for comment about the amount workers might receive,
attorney John Stember, Esq., who is representing the workers
told WJACTV.com, "We can't put an exact dollar figure on it (the
settlement)."  He added, "The special pensions provide them with
a lot more than just a regular pension.  I think a fair estimate
would be in the $10 million to $20 million range."

WJACTV.com reported that during the Monday hearing, there were
also about 20 objections to the settlement, not from members of
the class-action lawsuit, but by other men trying to get in on
the settlement.  They worked for Freightcar for 20 years, but
are too young to be eligible for pensions.  Attorneys on both
sides said they feel bad for the men, but it should really have
no baring on the judge's decision.

The suit is "Hayden, et al v. Freightcar America, Inc., Case No.
3:07-cv-00201-KRG," filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Pennsylvania, Judge Kim R. Gibson,
presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs is:

          John Stember, Esq. (jstember@stemberfeinstein.com)
          Stember Feinstein Doyle & Payne, LLC
          429 Forbes Avenue
          1705 Allegheny Building
          Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1639
          Phone: (412) 281-8400
          Fax: (412) 281-1007

Representing the defendants is:

          Joseph P. Milcoff, Esq. (jmilcoff@reedsmith.com)
          Reed Smith
          435 Sixth Avenue
          Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1886
          Phone: (412) 288-4108


GASOLINE COMPANIES: Ontario Judge Authorizes Price-Fixing Suit
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Quebec Superior Court Justice Jacques Leger has authorized
Montreal motorist Catherine Savoie to proceed with a class-
action lawsuit against the country's four major gasoline
companies, alleging they colluded with each other to raise the
price of gasoline in the province in early 2007, Mike King of
the Canwest News Service reports.

Ms. Savoie had sought permission in January 2007 to sue Imperial
Oil Ltd., Petro-Canada, Shell Canada, and Ultramar Ltd.,
claiming they conspired to fix prices when they increased the
cost of their gas by 1.3 cents a liter that month under the
pretext of protecting themselves from the imposition of a "green
tax" announced by the provincial government to finance its
sustainable development plan - even though the levy wasn't yet
payable at the time, according to the Canwest News Service.

The suit seeks damages equivalent to the 1.3 cent-per-litre
surcharge from Jan. 1-11, 2007, as well as CDN100 in exemplary
damages per motorist who bought gas from stations belonging to
or displaying the banner of one of the defendants.

The Canwest News Service reported that Ms. Savoie's motion
contends the oil companies were making CDN5 million a week from
the price hike her lawyers argue was deliberately designed to
offset Quebec's planned CDN200 million green fund aimed at
financing the government's new environmental plan to reduce
greenhouse gases by taxing oil and gas companies.

Commenting on the lawsuit, local lawyer Bruce Johnston of Trudel
& Johnston, the firm representing Savoie and the other class
members, told the Canwest News Service, "It is the first class
action authorized in Quebec based on the Competition Act."

Mr. Johnston notes, "We suggested to the court that on the
merits, because each individual claim would be small, the funds
collected illegally should be paid as a reparatory measure
instead of having people present their claims individually."  He
added, "The money could thus be paid to organizations devoted to
protect the environment and/or to the green fund itself."


HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Awaits Ruling on Bid to Dismiss ERISA Lawsuit
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
has yet to rule on a motion seeking the dismissal of a purported
class action lawsuit against against Harley-Davidson, Inc., over
alleged violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security
Act of 1974.

The ERISA class-action suit was filed on Aug. 25, 2005, in the
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

On Feb. 15, 2006, the court consolidated the ERISA action with
separate federal derivative and securities actions for
administrative purposes.

The ERISA plaintiff filed an amended class action complaint,
which named as defendants:

      -- the company,

      -- the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Retirement Plans
         Committee,

      -- the company's Leadership and Strategy Council, and

      -- current or former company officers or employees:

         * Harold A. Scott,
         * James L. Ziemer,
         * James M. Brostowitz,
         * Gail A. Lione,
         * Joanne M. Bischmann,
         * Karl M. Eberle,
         * Jon R. Flickinger,
         * Ronald M. Hutchinson,
         * James A. McCaslin,
         * W. Kenneth Sutton, Jr., and
         * Donna F. Zarcone.

In general, the ERISA complaint alleges on behalf of
participants in certain Harley-Davidson retirement savings plans
that the plan fiduciaries breached their ERISA fiduciary duties.

On Dec. 18, 2006, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the
ERISA complaint in its entirety.  Briefing of the motion to
dismiss was completed in April 2007.

The company reported no further development in the matter in its
July 31, 2008 Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 29, 2008.

The suit is "Bosman v. Harley-Davidson Inc., et al., Case No.
2:05-cv-00912-CNC," filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Wisconsin, Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr.,
presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

       Noah M. Golden-Krasner, Esq. (noah@mainstreetjustice.com)
       Law Offices of Noah Golden-Krasner
       354 W. Main St.
       Madison, WI 53703
       Phone: 608-441-8924
       Fax: 608-442-9494

            - and -

       Thomas J. McKenna, Esq.
       Gainey & McKenna
       485 5th Ave., 3rd Fl.
       New York, NY 10017
       Phone: 212-983-1300

Representing the defendants are:

       Charles C. Jackson, Esq.
(charles.jackson@morganlewis.com)
       Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
       77 W. Wacker Dr. - 5th Fl.
       Chicago, IL 60601
       Phone: 312-324-1156
       Fax: 312-324-1001

            - and -

       Nancy J. Sennett, Esq. (nsennett@foley.com)
       Rebecca E. Wickhem, Esq. (rwickhem@foley.com)
       Foley & Lardner, LLP
       777 E. Wisconsin Ave.
       Milwaukee, WI 53202-5300
       Phone: 414-297-5522
              414-297-5681
       Fax: 414-297-4900
            414-297-4900


HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Ruling on Securities Suit Dismissal Bid Pending
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
has yet to rule on a motion seeking the dismissal of a
consolidated securities fraud class action lawsuit filed against
Harley- avidson, Inc., and certain of its officers.

Initially, a number of shareholder class action complaints were
filed between May 18, 2005, and July 1, 2005.  On Feb. 14, 2006,
the court consolidated all of the actions into a single case,
captioned, "In re Harley-Davidson, Inc. Securities Litigation,
Case No. 05-CV-00547," and lead plaintiffs were appointed.

The lead plaintiffs filed a consolidated class action complaint
naming the company and officers Jeffrey L. Bleustein, James L.
Ziemer, and James M. Brostowitz, as defendants.

The consolidated complaint alleges securities law violations and
seeks unspecified damages relating generally to the company's
April 13, 2005 announcement that it was reducing short-term
production growth and planned increases of motorcycle shipments
from 317,000 units in 2004 to a new 2005 target of 329,000 units
(compared to its original target of 339,000 units).

On Dec. 18, 2006, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the
consolidated complaint in its entirety.  Briefing of the motion
to dismiss was completed in April 2007.

The company reported no further development in the matter in its
Oct. 30, 2008 Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Sept. 28, 2008.

The suit is "In re Harley-Davidson, Inc. Securities Litigation,
Case No. 05-CV-00547," filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Wisconsin, Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr.,
presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

           Darren J. Robbins, Esq. (RRobbins@csgrr.com)
           Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
           120 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 500
           Boca Raton, FL 33432
           Phone: 561-750-3000
                  888-262-3131
           Fax: 561-750-3364

                - and -

           Jacques C. Condon, Esq. (jcc@halewagner.com)
           Hale & Wagner SC
           205 E Wisconsin Ave - Ste 300
           Milwaukee, WI 53202-4207
           Phone: 414-278-7000
           Fax: 414-278-7590

Representing the defendants are:

           Sari M. Alamuddin, Esq. (salamuddin@morganlewis.com)
           Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
           77 W Wacker Dr - 5th Fl
           Chicago, IL 60601
           Phone: 312-324-1158
           Fax: 312-324-1001

                - and -

           Rebecca Wickhem House, Esq. (rwickhemhouse@foley.com)
           Foley & Lardner LLP
           777 E Wisconsin Ave
           Milwaukee, WI 53202-5300
           Phone: 414-297-5681
           Fax: 414-297-4900


HOLLINGER INC: Ontario Court Approves Shareholder Suit Agreement
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     TORONTO, ONTARIO, Nov 16, 2008 -- Hollinger Inc.
("Hollinger") (TSX: HLG.C)(TSX: HLG.PR.B) announced today that
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the "Ontario Court")
issued an order on November 14, 2008 granting its preliminary
approval of a settlement (the "Settlement") among certain
parties to a class action lawsuit initiated by certain
shareholders of Hollinger and Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. ("Sun-
Times").

     Proceedings in the class action have been stayed until
further order of the Ontario Court.

     The order will be set aside if the Settlement is not
subsequently approved by all applicable courts or if the
Settlement is terminated by the settling defendants.

     A final hearing to approve the Settlement will be scheduled
by the Ontario Court on a date not less than 30 days following a
final approval hearing in the United States District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois.

     The settling defendants include Hollinger, Sun-Times and
KPMG LLP (Canada), among others.  Torys LLP is not a party to
the Settlement.

     Under the Settlement, certain insurers of Hollinger will
pay US$30 million and KPMG LLP (Canada) and KPMG LLP (U.S.) will
collectively pay US$7.5 million into a settlement fund.

     Hollinger and its subsidiaries, Sugra Ltd. and 4322525
Canada Inc., are currently subject to proceedings in Canada
under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) and in
the United States under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

     The securities of Hollinger are subject to a cease trade
order issued by the Ontario Securities Commission on July 23,
2008.  Hollinger's common shares and Series II preference shares
were delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 22,
2008.


MCDONALD'S CORP: Faces Overtime Pay Litigation in Delaware Court
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     PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17, 2008 -- An amended collective action
complaint has been filed in the United States District Court for
the District of Delaware against McDonald's Corporation on
behalf of all "Assistant Managers" nationwide employed at the
more than 2,000 McDonald's corporate owned and operated
restaurants.

     The lawsuit alleges that McDonald's Corp. violated the
federal statute the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring its
employees training for the Assistant Manager position to work in
excess of 40 hours per week without the legally mandated
overtime pay.

     The lead plaintiffs, Alissa Justison and Joseph Capitani,
Jr., both previously worked as Assistant Managers for
McDonald's, where they both underwent a standard training
period.

     Despite their "Assistant Manager" job title, the complaint
alleges that Justison, Capitani and other Assistant Managers
spent most of their time during the training period doing the
work of the other hourly employees at the restaurants where they
worked, primarily cooking, serving food and cleaning trash.

     During the training period, they did not have any
management authority or discretion, according to the lawsuit;
meaning the employees are entitled to overtime pay for working
more than 40 hours a week.

     However, the collective action lawsuit claims that
McDonald's willfully and systematically fails to pay these
employees any overtime pay, despite requiring 45, 50 or even 60
hours of work a week during the training period.

     "This is an obvious violation of the overtime laws," said
Joshua Konecky of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky
LLP.  "It is disappointing that in this day and age, a major
corporate power like McDonald's would make such a transparent
attempt to deny thousands of their employees the overtime pay
they deserve."

     In addition, the suit alleges that the Assistant Managers
were assigned special McDonald's workbooks to complete at home
without pay and were also required to provide up to three hours
per day of uncompensated transportation to and from training
sites.

     Once the training period was completed, the Assistant
Managers still did not have the level of discretion and control
over McDonald's operations to make them true managers, added Mr.
Konecky.

     This case is being prosecuted by a consortium of law firms
including Philadelphia-based Berger & Montague, P.C., San
Francisco-based Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP,
and Delaware-based Martin & Wilson, P.A.

All current and former Assistant Managers who have participated
in McDonald's training program at any corporate-owned
restaurants at any time since July 18, 2005 are potentially
class members in this case and can join the lawsuit.

For more details, contact:

          Berger & Montague, P.C.
          1622 Locust Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Phone: 1-800-424-6690
          Fax: 215-875-4604
          Web site: http://www.bergermontague.com/

          Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP
          180 Montgomery Street, Suite 2000
          San Francisco, California 94104
          Phone: (415) 421-7100 or (800) 689-0024
          Fax: (415) 421-7105
          e-mail: info@schneiderwallace.com

               - and -

          Martin & Wilson, P.A.
          1508 Pennsylvania Avenue
          Wilmington, DE 19806
          Phone: 302-777-4681
          Fax: 302-777-5803
          Web site: http://www.martinandwilson.com/


STRATEGIC RESOURCE: Faces Tenn. Suit Over Layoff of Mineworkers
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Strategic Resource Acquisition is facing a purported class-
action lawsuit that was filed by a group workers of a zinc mine
in Gordonsville, Tennessee have filed a purported class-action
lawsuits against, WSMV reports.

The Canadian company is the owner of the mine, which it shut
down, because of the low price of zinc.  The company reasoned
tat it currently costs more to get the mineral out of the ground
than it's worth.

According to WSMV, the laid off workers contend that under
federal and state laws, when a company has a mass layoff, it is
supposed to warn its employees 60 days ahead of time.  If it
doesn't, the company can be required to pay those workers 60
days pay.

Some workers said that had they known a shutdown was coming,
they could have saved more money.

If the workers win their lawsuit, WSMV reports that the company
can be forced to pay their attorneys' fees.


STRYKER CORP: Faces Product Liability Litigation in New Jersey
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Stryker Corp. is facing a purported product liability class-
action lawsuit in New Jersey over a squeaky ceramic-on-ceramic
hip, Ortho SuperSite reports.

The litigation is over Stryker's Trident Ceramic Acetabular
System.  It was filed by plaintiff Jama Parker in the U.S.
District Court for the District of New Jersey.  That case is
still pending, according to the Ortho SuperSite report.


VICTORIA'S SECRET: Parker Waichman Files Consumer Fraud Lawsuit
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     GREAT NECK, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2008 -- Parker Waichman Alonso
LLP announces that it has filed suit on behalf of a woman who
suffered an adverse reaction as a result of
undergarments/intimate apparel designed, manufactured, marketed,
assembled, inspected, sold and/or distributed by Victoria's
Secret Stores.

     The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida, Palm Beach Division (Docket
Number: 08-cv-81367).

     The injured party, a resident of Florida, purchased and
used undergarments/intimate apparel from Victoria's Secret
Stores.  After wearing the apparel, the injured party suffered a
reaction manifested by itching, blistering of the skin and a
rash.  It is unknown at this time as to whether her reaction
will result in permanent injury.

     The lawsuit alleges that Victoria's Secret Stores and other
entities including the parent company Limited Brands, Inc.
misrepresented the safety of their undergarments/intimate
apparel.  The lawsuit also charges that Victoria's Secret Stores
knew or should have known the undergarments/intimate apparel
were defective, and failed to warn of the dangers posed by the
products.

     The lawsuit is seeking compensation for physical and
economic injuries caused by the defective Victoria's Secret
undergarments/intimate apparel, including any and all medical
expenses incurred on behalf of all affected persons and the
return of their purchase price.

     Intimate apparel/undergarments sold by Victoria's Secret
Stores have been the subject of numerous complaints by women who
say they sustained serious and painful rashes, hives and
scarring, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, blistering,
itching, systemic reactions and other health problems. According
to media reports, preliminary investigation of these claims has
revealed that some items sold by Victoria's Secret tested
positive for the presence of the chemical formaldehyde.

     Formaldehyde is used in the textile industry to make
fabrics crease-resistant. Individuals have been known to develop
formaldehyde allergic reactions and other health problems
through skin contact with clothing containing formaldehyde.

For more details, contact:

          Fred R. Rosenthal, Managing Attorney
          Parker Waichman Alonso LLP
          Phone: (800) LAW-INFO or (800) 529-4636
          e-mail: info@yourlawyer.com
          Web site: http://www.yourlawyer.com


WASTE MANAGEMENT: Lawsuit Over FCLA Violations in Early Stages
--------------------------------------------------------------
A purported class-action lawsuit alleging that Waste Management,
Inc. violated the Fair Labor Standards Act is in the early
stages of the legal process.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2008, in federal court in
Minnesota.

The company has filed a motion to dismiss, alleging lack of
jurisdiction.

The company denies all of these claims and intends to defend
these matters, according to its Oct. 30, 2008 Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended Sept. 30, 2008

Waste Management, Inc. -- http://www.wm.com/-- is a provider of
integrated waste services in North America.  Through its
subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer,
recycling, disposal and waste-to-energy services.


WASTE MANAGEMENT: Wage, Hour Lawsuits Still Pending in Calif.
-------------------------------------------------------------
Waste Management, Inc., continues to face two separate wage and
hour lawsuits pending in California, which are each seeking
class-action status.

Both actions make the same general allegations that the
defendants failed to comply with certain California wage and
hour laws, including allegedly failing to provide meal and rest
periods, and failing to properly pay hourly and overtime wages.

The company reported no development in the matters in its
Oct. 30, 2008 Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2008.

Waste Management, Inc. -- http://www.wm.com/-- is a provider of
integrated waste services in North America.  Through its
subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer,
recycling, disposal and waste-to-energy services.


* Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP Announces Name Change
---------------------------------------------------------------
     RADNOR, Pa., Nov 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The class
action law firm formerly known as Schiffrin Barroway Topaz &
Kessler, LLP today announced that it has changed its name to
Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP.

     The firm has added Joseph H. Meltzer and Darren J. Check as
named partners.

     "We are pleased to recognize Joe and Darren's achievements,
and we now have an exceptional management team to meet our
clients' evolving needs and cement our leadership position in
all of our practice areas," said David Kessler.

     Mr. Meltzer leads the firm's ERISA Litigation Department,
which is lead counsel in numerous nationwide class actions
brought under ERISA.  He also manages the firm's Antitrust and
Consumer Protection practice groups.  He is an honors graduate
of the University of Maryland and received his law degree with
honors from Temple University School of Law.

     Mr. Check concentrates his practice in the areas of
securities litigation and institutional investor relations.  He
is the firm's Director of Institutional Relations and runs the
firm's Business Development and Portfolio Monitoring
Departments.  Mr. Check is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall
College where he received a degree in History, with honors.  He
received his law degree from Temple University School of Law.

     Andrew Barroway, the firm's founding partner, said: "Adding
Joe and Darren as named partners will help ensure that our firm
will maintain the professional excellence that our clients
require and deserve."


* Study Reveals Asians Resist Joining Class Action Claims
---------------------------------------------------------
A comprehensive study has revealed that Asian investors are
missing out on billions of dollars by not taking part in class-
action lawsuits against U.S. companies whose managers have been
accused of improper corporate behavior, Sundeep Tucker of The
Financial Times reports.

According to the study, which was undertaken by the Goal Group,
a class-action services specialist, pension and asset managers
in the region failed to claim a combined $1.5bn in compensation
between 2000 and 2007.

In addition, the U.K.-based firm's study revealed that the
subprime-related crisis has triggered a wave of class-action
lawsuits and Asian investors are likely to miss out on billions
more in the coming years unless they take steps to recoup money,
The Financial Times reported.

The study, according to FT, found that institutional investors
in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong were the hardest hit by their
failure to participate in U.S. securities class-action suits.
About three out of four Asian investors fail to claim what they
are entitled to - a higher ratio than in the U.S. or Europe.

The Financial Times reported that investors typically need to
register with a lead plaintiff or law firm filing a class action
lawsuit but Asian shareholders have traditionally been
culturally averse to corporate confrontation or have shied away
because of their perceived inability to track an often
complicated claims process.

Stephen Everard, managing director of Goal, told The Financial
Times, "There is a clear duty of care for institutional
investors in Asia to register claims in US courts on behalf on
their clients but our research shows that non-participation is
costing these investors dearly."

Mr. Everard added that a downturn in filings in 2006 raised the
possibility that shareholder class actions were on the wane.  He
noted, however, "We have seen renewed vigour in the courts and
an overall increase in filings inspired by the international
credit crisis."

In 2007, FT reports that about 32 class-action lawsuits relating
to subprime were filed in the U.S., mainly against mortgage
firms and lenders.  Attorneys forecast that the global financial
crisis would spawn hundreds of further class actions against
financial institutions that have taken writedowns.

U.S. courts often set strict time limits on claims and the Goal
Group estimates that the bulk of the $1.5bn awarded to Asian
investors between 2000 and 2007 is now lost.  Unclaimed proceeds
are typically handed to charity or as extra compensation to
those who registered to claim, The Financial Times reported

According to the Goal Group, almost $12bn in settlements, to
which shareholders were entitled, was not reclaimed through
class-action lawsuits from 2000 to 2007.  The list includes
settlements against Enron, Worldcom, Parmalat and Royal Dutch
Shell.


                   New Securities Fraud Cases


DAKTRONICS INC: Brodsky & Smith Announces Securities Suit Filing
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     Law offices of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that a class
action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all persons who
purchased the common stock of Daktronics Inc. ("Daktronics" or
the "Company") (NASDAQ: DAKT) between November 15, 2006 and
April 5, 2007 (the "Class Period").  The class action lawsuit
was filed in the United States District Court for the District
of South Dakota.

     The Complaint alleges that defendants violated federal
securities laws by issuing a series of material
misrepresentations to the market, thereby artificially inflating
the price of Daktronics.

     No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until
a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless
you retain one. If you are a Daktronics shareholder you have
certain rights. To be a member of the class you need not take
any action at this time, and you may retain counsel of your
choice. If you want to discuss your legal rights, you may e-mail
or call the law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC who will, without
obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. You
may

For more details, contact:

          Evan J. Smith, Esq.
          Marc L. Ackerman, Esq.
          Brodsky & Smith, LLC
          Two Bala Plaza, Suite 602
          Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
          Phone: 877-LEGAL-90
          e-mail: clients@brodsky-smith.com


NOAH EDUCATIONAL: Bruce G. Murphy Announces Stock Suit Filing
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     VERO BEACH, Fla., Nov 17, 2008 -- The Law Offices of Bruce
G. Murphy announces that a class action lawsuit was filed on
behalf of all persons who purchased the American Depository
Shares ("ADS") of Noah Education Holdings Ltd. ("Noah" or the
"Company").

A copy of the complaint filed in this action is available from
the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York, or can be obtained by calling (772) 231-4202 or
sending an email to bgm@brucemurphy.biz.

If you purchased the ADS of Noah on the date of the Company's
public offering on October 18, 2007 (the "Offering") or
purchased ADS traceable thereto (the "Class Period"), and
sustained damages, you may, no later than December 26, 2008,
request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. A lead
plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other
class members in directing the litigation. In order to be
appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the
class member's claim is typical of the claims of other class
members, and that the class member will adequately represent the
class. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members
may together serve as "lead plaintiff." Your ability to share in
any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether
or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. You may retain the Law
Offices of Bruce G. Murphy, or other counsel of your choice, to
serve as your counsel in this action.

     The case is styled, "Sebik v. Noah Education Holdings Ltd.,
et al."  The action is pending in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company,
and certain of its officers. According to the complaint,
defendants violated Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities Act of
1933 (the "Securities Act"), 15 U.S.C. 77k, 77l and 77o (the
"Class").

     The Complaint asserts that Noah's Prospectus contained both
material misstatements and omissions, which Plaintiff and the
Class relied upon to their detriment.

     The representations made in the Company's Prospectus were
materially false and misleading because at the time of the
Offering, Noah was already suffering from several adverse
factors that were not revealed and/or adequately addressed in
the document.  These factors include, but are not limited to:

       -- the increased purchasing cost of flash chips, an
          essential component of the Company's hand-held digital
          learning devices ("DLD");

       -- the increased purchasing cost of memory boards, an
          essential component of DLDs; and,

       -- the failure of the Company to adequately protect
          itself against the rise in purchasing costs of
          essential DLD components.

     These factors were already causing a material adverse
affect on Noah's business and directly led to Noah's November
19, 2007 announcement that its gross profit margin had decreased
from 59.4% to 50.2%.

     The Complaint further alleges that the Defendants could
have -- and should have -- discovered the material misstatements
and omissions in the Company's Prospectus prior to its filing
with the SEC and distribution to the investing public.  Instead,
they failed to do so as a result of a negligent and grossly
inadequate due diligence investigation.

     Certain of the adverse factors affecting Noah's business
were first revealed on November 19, 2007, in a Company issued
press release announcing a sharp decrease in gross profit
margin, "primarily attributable to an increase in the purchasing
cost of certain raw material components of DLDs such as flash
chips and memory boards, during July and August."

     As a result of the dissemination of the false and
misleading statements set forth in the complaint, the market
price of Noah ADS was artificially inflated during the Class
Period.

     In ignorance of the false and misleading nature of the
statements described in the Complaint, and the deceptive and
manipulative devices and contrivances employed by said
defendants, plaintiffs and the other members of the Class
relied, to their detriment, on the integrity of the market price
of Noah ADS.

     Had plaintiffs and the other members of the Class known the
truth, they would not have purchased said ADS, or would not have
purchased them at the inflated prices that were paid.

Please contact the Law Offices of Bruce G. Murphy for more
information about the firm and this action. If you wish to
discuss this action with us, or have any questions concerning
this notice or your rights and interests with regard to the
case, please contact the following attorney:

For more details, contact:

          Bruce G. Murphy, Esq. (bgm@brucemurphy.biz)
          265 Llwyds Lane
          Vero Beach, FL 32963
          Phone: (772) 231-4202


SADIA S.A.: Pomerantz Haudek Files Securities Fraud Suit in N.Y.
----------------------------------------------------------------
     NEW YORK, Nov 17, 2008 -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman &
Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States
District Court, Southern District of New York, against Sadia
S.A. ("Sadia" or the "Company") and certain officers of the
company.

     The class action, captioned Radzik v. Sadia S.A. et al.,
Civil Action No. 08-CV-9930 (S.D.N.Y.), was filed on behalf of
those investors who purchased the Company's American Depository
Receipts ("ADRs") between April 30, 2008 and September 26, 2008
("class period").  The complaint alleges violations of Sections
10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule
10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the SEC.

     Sadia is a major Brazilian food and beverages company whose
principal activities include production, distribution, exporting
and marketing of refrigerated and frozen food products.

     The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, Sadia
entered into undisclosed currency derivative contracts to
purportedly hedge against the Company's U.S. Dollar exposure.

     Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose or indicate:

       -- that Sadia entered into currency derivative contracts
          to hedge against U.S. dollar exposure that were
          entirely imprudent and twice as large positions called
          for by the Company's hedge policy;

       -- that the Company's financial statements were
          materially false and misleading in that they failed to
          account for the Company's massive exposure to currency
          market fluctuations; and

       -- that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company's
          statements about its financial well-being and future
          business prospects were lacking in any reasonable
          basis when made.

     On September 26, 2008, the Company announced that it would
take a loss of approximately $410 million related to the
Company's investments in currency contracts hedging against the
U.S. dollar.

     Sadia acknowledged that the nature and amounts of these
currency contracts fell far outside "the purpose of protecting
the activities of the Company exposed to exchange variation."

     As a result of Defendants' admissions, the Company's ADRs
closed at $9.50 per share, down from the previous day's close of
$15.27, a decline of 38%.

For more details, contact:

          Teresa Webb, Esq. (tlwebb@pomlaw.com)
          Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP
          Phone: (888) 476.6529


TALEO CORP: Johnson & Perkinson Announces Securities Suit Filing
----------------------------------------------------------------
     SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, Nov 17, 2008 -- Johnson & Perkinson
hereby announces the filing of a class action lawsuit naming
Taleo Corporation, ("Taleo") and officers and directors of
Taleo.

     The action, docket numbered C08-5182 SC, was filed in the
United States District Court for the Northern District of
California.

     Individuals, families, trusts or other entities that
invested in Taleo securities between October 4, 2005 and
November 10, 2008, inclusive (the "Class Period"), have the
opportunity to meaningfully participate as Lead Plaintiffs in
the currently pending class action litigation against the
Company.  To do so, you must apply to serve in that capacity by
January 16, 2009.

     The Complaint alleges that defendants misled or failed to
inform the investing public regarding the Company's historical
and current accounting practices with respect to the timing for
recognition of application and consulting revenues under
generally accepted accounting principles in the United States
("GAAP").

     These policies, which reflected an inappropriate
application of GAAP designed to accelerate the recognition of
revenues, had been part of a scheme to defraud investors since
the Company's initial public offering in October 2005.

     As a result of this acceleration of revenues, Taleo was
able to present to investors a rosier picture of its financial
condition than the appropriate revenue figures would have
depicted. When the truth was revealed to the market, the price
of Taleo common stock dropped $3.06, or 28 percent, to $7.99.

For more details, contact:

          Eben F. Duval, Esq.
          James Conway, Esq. (jconway@jpclasslaw.com)
          Johnson & Perkinson
          1690 Williston Road
          P.O. Box 2305
          South Burlington, Vermont 05403
          Phone: 1-888-459-7855
          Web site: http://www.jpclasslaw.com


               Meetings, Conferences & Seminars

* Scheduled Events for Class Action Professionals
-------------------------------------------------
December 4-5, 2008
  ASBESTOS LITIGATION: WHERE IS IT GOING? WHEN WILL IT END?
    American Law Institute - American Bar Association
      St. Anthony Hotel
        San Antonio, Texas
          Phone: 800-CLE-NEWS

December 4-5, 2008
  FOOD\u2010BORNE ILLNESS LITIGATION
    American Conference Institute
      TBC, Phoenix, Arizona
        Phone: 888-224-2480

December 9-11, 2008
  DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICE LITIGATION
    American Conference Institute
      Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York
        Phone: 888-224-2480

December 17-18, 2008
  TOP 10 INSURANCE ISSUES CONFERENCE
    BVR Legal/Mealey's Conferences
      Loews Hotel
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
          Phone: 888-BUS-VALU; 503-291-7963

January 21-22, 2009
  14TH ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY INSURANCE
    American Conference Institute
      TBD, New York, New York
        Phone: 888-224-2480

May 18-19, 2009
  5TH ANNUAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL FORUM ON PHARMACEUTICAL ANTITRUST
    American Conference Institute
      TBD, Washington, District of Columbia
        Phone: 888-224-2480

July 9-10, 2009
  CLASS ACTION LITIGATION 2009: PROSECUTION AND
    DEFENSE STRATEGIES
      Practising Law Institute
        New York
          Phone: 800-260-4PLI; 212-824-5710

July 9-10, 2009
  INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION
    American Law Institute - American Bar Association
      Langham Hotel
        Boston, Massachusetts
          Phone: 800-CLE-NEWS

* Online Teleconferences
------------------------
November 19, 2008
  BENZENE
    BVR Legal/Mealey's Teleconferences
      Phone: 888-BUS-VALU; 503-291-7963

November 19, 2008
  FALSE CLAIMS ACT & PROPOSED AMENDMENTS: AN UPDATE
    American Law Institute - American Bar Association
      Phone: 800-CLE-NEWS

November 20, 2008
  FASB UPDATE: CONVERGENCE, VOLATILITY & POTENTIAL LIABILITIES
    BVR Legal/Mealey's Teleconferences
      Phone: 888-BUS-VALU; 503-291-7963

December 4-5, 2008
  ASBESTOS LITIGATION
    American Law Institute - American Bar Association
      Phone: 800-CLE-NEWS

December 13, 2008
  MEALEY'S FINITE REINSURANCE TELECONFERENCE
    Mealeys Seminars
      Phone: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
        e-mail: mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

CACI: CALIFORNIA'S NEW CIVIL JURY INSTRUCTIONS
  CEB Online
    e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
      Phone: 1-800-232-3444

CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE: 22ND ANNUAL RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  (2004)
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
       Phone: 1-800-232-3444

CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE: 23RD ANNUAL RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  (2005)
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
        Phone: 1-800-232-3444

CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE: 25TH ANNUAL RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  (2007)
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
        Phone: 1-800-232-3444

CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE: 26TH ANNUAL RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  (2008)
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
        Phone: 1-800-232-3444

DIRECT AND CROSS-EXAMINATION OF EXPERTS
  CEB Online
    e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
      Phone: 1-800-232-3444

EFFECTIVE DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION
  CEB Online
    e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
      Phone: 1-800-232-3444

GOVERNMENT TORT LIABILITY: CLAIMS, LITIGATION & RECENT
  DEVELOPMENTS
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
        Phone: 1-800-232-3444

PUNITIVE DAMAGES: MAXIMIZING YOUR CLIENT'S SUCCESS OR MINIMIZING
  YOUR CLIENT'S EXPOSURE
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
        Phone: 1-800-232-3444

STRATEGIC TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY PROPOUNDING & OPPOSING
  WRITTEN DISCOVERY
    CEB Online
      e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
        Phone: 1-800-232-3444

SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND OTHER DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS
  CEB Online
    e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
      Phone: 1-800-232-3444

TORTS PRACTICE: 19TH ANNUAL RECENT DEVELOPMENTS (2004)
  CEB Online
    e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
      Phone: 1-800-232-3444

TORTS PRACTICE: 20TH ANNUAL RECENT DEVELOPMENTS (2005)
  CEB Online
    e-mail: customer_service@ceb.ucop.edu
      Phone: 1-800-232-3444

ADVERSARIAL PROCEEDINGS IN ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCIES
  LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
    Online Streaming Video
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCY-PANEL OF CREDITORS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
    Online Streaming Video
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

EXPERT WITNESS ADMISSIBILITY IN MOLD CASES
  LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
    Online Streaming Video
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

INTRODUCTION TO CLASS ACTIONS AND LARGE RECOVERIES
  Big Class Action
    e-mail: seminars@bigclassaction.com

NON-TRADITIONAL DEFENDANTS IN ASBESTOS LITIGATION
  Online Streaming Video
    LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

PAXIL LITIGATION
  Online Streaming Video
    LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS INVOLVING BAYCOL
  Online Streaming Video
    LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

RECOVERIES
  Big Class Action
    e-mail: seminars@bigclassaction.com

SELECTION OF MOLD LITIGATION EXPERTS: WHO YOU NEED ON YOUR TEAM
  Online Streaming Video
    LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

SHOULD I FILE A CLASS ACTION?
  LawCommerce.Com/Law Education Institute
    e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

THE EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS ON THE PULMONARY SYSTEM
  Online Streaming Video
    LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

THE STATE OF ASBESTOS LITIGATION: JUDICIAL PANEL DISCUSSION
  Online Streaming Video
    LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
      e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

TRYING AN ASBESTOS CASE
  LawCommerce.Com
    e-mail: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

THE IMPACT OF LORILLAR ON STATE AND LOCAL REGULATION OF TOBACCO
  SALES AND ADVERSTISING
    American Bar Association
      Phone: 800-285-2221
        e-mail: abacle@abanet.org


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Wednesday's edition of the Class Action Reporter.  Submissions
via e-mail to carconf@beard.com are encouraged.

Each Friday's edition of the CAR includes a section featuring
news on asbestos-related litigation and profiles of target
asbestos defendants that, according to independent research,
collectively face billions of dollars in asbestos-related
liabilities.

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