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             Monday, January 4, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 1

                           Headlines

AMERICAN FAMILY: Kan. Suit Alleges Insurer Doesn't Pay Claims
ASSASSIN NATURALS: Accused in N.J. Suit of Inflated Shipping Fees
CHICAGO: Suit Complains About Police Needlessly Shooting Pets
CRESSI-SUB USA: Recalls 200 Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators
DIRECT RESPONSE: Accused in Oregon of Misusing License Data

DOLLAR TREE: Recalls 204,000 Tool Bench Utility Knives
DRESSER INC: Class Action Labor Lawsuit filed in Los Angeles
INDIANA: Lawsuit in S.D. Ind. Challenges Forster Care Pay Cut
KRISPY KREME: Proposed Settlement with CEO in N.C. Litigation
MAYTAG CORP: N.Y. Lawsuit Says Defective Gas Ovens May Explode

MDL 1869: Dow Jones Reports Seven Railroads Named as Plaintiffs
MORGAN DREXEN: Mont. Suit Complaints About Debt Negotiation Fees
MORTGAGE RELIEF: Accused in Cook County of Mortgage Rescue Scam
NATIONAL GYPSUM: Class Action Labor Lawsuit filed in Los Angeles
NEW YORK LIFE: Accused in N.Y. of Deceptive Insurance Practices

ONEWEST BANK: N.D. Ill. Says Indymac Foreclosures Were Illegal
PUBLIX STORES: Premium-Labeled Beef Draws Fire in Fla. Lawsuit
PULTE HOME: Overtaxed Homeowners Move for Class Certification
REVLON INC: Del. Shareholder Suit Complains About Exchange Offer
SAJAHTERA INC: Class Action Labor Lawsuit filed in Los Angeles

SIRIUS XM RADIO: Moves to Dismiss S.D.N.Y. Rate Hike Lawsuit
SPRINT-NEXTEL: Accused of Improper International Roaming Charges
TOYOTA MOTOR: Calif. Suit Complains About Vacuum Brake Systems
VARIABLE ANNUITY: AIG Unit Sued Over Annuity Sales Practices

                    New Securities Fraud Cases

CVS CAREMARK: Derivative Shareholder Complaint Filed in D. R.I.
GENZYME CORP: Shareholder Files Derivative Suit in D. Mass.

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AMERICAN FAMILY: Kan. Suit Alleges Insurer Doesn't Pay Claims
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Courthouse News Service reports that American Family Mutual
Insurance unfairly refused to pay claims and refused to explain
why, a class action claims in Johnson County Court, Olathe, Kan.

A copy of the Complaint in Santibanez v. American Family Mutual
Insurance Company, Case No. 09CV11207 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Johnson
Cty.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/InsureKan.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Aldo P. Caller, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF ALSO P. CALLER, CHTD.
          King's Cove Office Park
          10000 W. 75th St., Suite 200
          Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
          Telephone: 913-362-2536


ASSASSIN NATURALS: Accused in N.J. Suit of Inflated Shipping Fees
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Courthouse News Service reports that Mark Sawyer and Assassin
Naturals inflate the shipping cost of "Smoke Assassins,"
artificial cigarettes which they advertise as free, a class
action claims in Bergen County Court, N.J.

A copy of the Complaint in Hoffman v. Mark Sawyer and Assassin
Naturals, LLC, Docket No. BER-L-11079-09 (N.J. Super. Ct., Bergen
Cty.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/CCASmoke.pdf


CHICAGO: Suit Complains About Police Needlessly Shooting Pets
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Courthouse News Service reports that a class action claims the
City of Chicago unreasonably fails to train its police officers
on how to deal with pets, resulting in cops needlessly shooting
nice dogs to death, as happened to the named plaintiff's pet,
Brick, in Chicago Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Taylor v. City of Chicago, Illinois,
et al., Case No. 09-cv-07911 (N.D. Ill.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/MeanCops.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Ilan Chorowsky, Esq.
          PROGRESSIVE LAW GROUP, LLC
          222 W. Ontario St., Ste. 310
          Chicago, IL 60610
          Telephone: (312) 787-2717


CRESSI-SUB USA: Recalls 200 Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in
cooperation with Cressi-sub USA, of Westwood, N.J., announced a
voluntary recall of about 200 Cressi Ellipse Black MC5
Regulators.  Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Partial obstruction of the High Pressure (HP) port can produce an
inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge, resulting in a slow
descent of the needle in the pressure gauge. The inaccurate
reading on the gauge poses a drowning hazard to divers.

The firm has received three reports of inaccurate pressure
readings while the scuba regulators were in use.  No injuries
have been reported.

This recall involves regulators used to control the flow of air
while scuba diving, making it possible for divers to breathe
under water.  The recalled regulators have model name Ellipse
Black MC5. "Cressi MC5" and "Cressi Black" are printed on the
regulator.  Pictures of the recalled product are available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10092.html

The recalled regulators were manufactured in Italy and sold at
authorized dive shops nationwide and on the Internet from March
2009 through August 2009 for between $280 and $309.

Consumers should immediately stop using the regulators and return
them to a Cressi authorized dive shop for a free repair.  
Consumers can also return the product to Cressi at One Charles
Street, Westwood, N.J. 07675.  For additional information,
contact Cressi at (800) 338-9143 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
http://www.cressi.com/


DIRECT RESPONSE: Accused in Oregon of Misusing License Data
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Direct Response Media Group and 12 others violated privacy by
obtaining and using Oregon driver's license data for commercial
purposes, a class action claims in Portland Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Howard, et al. v. Direct Response
Media Group, Inc., et al., Case No. 09-cv-01477 (D. Ore.), is
available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/Ptivacy.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          William C. Carpenter, Jr., Esq.
          474 Willamette St., Suite 303
          Eugene, OR 97401
          Telephone: 541-484-4436


DOLLAR TREE: Recalls 204,000 Tool Bench Utility Knives
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., announced a
voluntary recall of about 204,000 Tool Bench Utility Knives
imported from China by Greenbrier International Inc., of
Chesapeake, Va. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The utility knife's blade can slide past the blade support during
use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Dollar Tree has received one report of a cut or laceration with
the utility knife.

The utility knife is black or gray and measures about 6 inches
long and about 1-1/4 inches wide.  The package includes an extra
blade.  "Tool Bench Utility Knife" is printed on the front of the
product's packaging.  "975942," date code "93" and "UPC
639277759429" are printed on the back of the packaging.  Pictures
of the recalled product are available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10091.html


The recalled cutting tools were manufactured in China and sold at
Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Greenbacks and Deal$ stores nationwide
from April 2009 through October 2009 for about $1.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility
knife and return it to the store where purchased for a full
refund.  For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores
at (800) 876-8077 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time,
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
http://www.dollartree.com/


DRESSER INC: Class Action Labor Lawsuit filed in Los Angeles
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Courthouse News Service reports that Dresser Inc. faces a class
action labor complaints in Los Angeles Superior Court.


INDIANA: Lawsuit in S.D. Ind. Challenges Forster Care Pay Cut
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Courthouse News Service reports that foster parents claim the
Indiana Department of Child Service's 10 percent reduction in
monthly payments for foster care violates federal law, in a class
action in Indianapolis Federal Court.


KRISPY KREME: Proposed Settlement with CEO in N.C. Litigation
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Subject to court approval, the parties to Wright, et al. v.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., et al., Case No. 04-cv-00832
(M.D.N.C.), have entered into a settlement agreement with Scott
A. Livengood, Krispy Kreme's chairman and CEO at the time of the
events underlying the lawsuit.  

Under the settlement agreement, Mr. Livengood will forfeit the
proceeds from stock options he exercised in Aug. 2008, the
Plaintiffs agree to dismiss the action as to Mr. Livengood,
Krispy Kreme won't have to continuing defense costs, and the
Plaintiffs lawyers will collect up to $625,000.

A fairness hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 24, 2010,
in Greensboro, N.C., before the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Eric L. Zagar, Esq.
          BARROWAY TOPAZ KESSLER MELTZER & CHECK, LLP
          280 King of Prussia Road
          Radnor, PA 19087
          Telephone: (610) 667-7706

A Special Committee of independent Krispy Kreme Directors is
represented by:

          J. Donald Cowan, Jr., Esq.
          ELLIS & WINTERS
          333 N. Greene Street, Suite 200
          Greensboro, NC 27401
          Telephone: (336) 217-4193


MAYTAG CORP: N.Y. Lawsuit Says Defective Gas Ovens May Explode
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Courthouse News Service reports that Maytag sells stoves with
dangerous igniters that allow the oven to fill with gas but not
ignite, setting the stage for explosion, a class action claims in
Nassau County Court, Mineola, N.Y.


MDL 1869: Dow Jones Reports Seven Railroads Named as Plaintiffs
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Bob Sechler at Dow Jones Newswires reports that a closely watched
lawsuit seeking class-action status against the top U.S. freight
railroads for allegedly colluding to inflate fuel surcharges by
billions of dollars is set to proceed with seven small shippers
as named plaintiffs.

An attorney for the plaintiffs in In Re: Rail Freight Fuel
Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, MDL-1869; Master Docket No.
07-mc-00489 (D.C.) (Friedman, J.):

          Stephen R. Neuwirth, Esq.
          Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
          51 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor
          New York, NY 10010
          Phone: (212) 849-7000

told Dow Jones it is unlikely that additional named shippers will
be added to the suit by a Dec. 31 deadline.

"We have a group of plaintiffs that is representative of the
class," said Mr. Neuwirth.  

If the suit is certified as a class action, any shipper during
the period of the allegations would be a member of the class and
potentially eligible for damages.

The top four U.S. freight railroads -- Union Pacific Corp. (UNP),
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNI), CSX Corp. (CSX) and
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) -- are defendants in the case. The
railroads, which have been unsuccessful in efforts to get the
case dismissed, have vehemently denied the allegations.

The American Chemistry Council, a trade organization that
includes many companies that ship products by rail, has claimed
that the top four railroads and Kansas City Southern (KSU)
overcharged shippers by $6.4 billion through fuel surcharges
between 2003 and early 2007.

"We believe this is a multi-billion-dollar case," Mr. Neuwirth
said, although he noted that the lawsuit hasn't asked for any
specific damage amount yet.

The shippers have until March 18 to file a motion seeking class-
action status, followed by a hearing on the class certification,
likely in September.  

Investors have been taking a closer look at U.S. freight
railroads recently, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. (BRKA, BRKB) announced plans in early November to buy the
portion of Burlington Northern that it doesn't already own,
marking Mr. Buffett's largest acquisition.

Burlington Northern and some of the other railroads named in the
lawsuit by shippers reiterated their positions this week that the
complaint is without merit.

"Simply stated, BNSF did not conspire to fix prices on anything,"
said Suann Lundsberg, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern Santa
Fe.

The shippers that have signed on to the lawsuit as named
plaintiffs include Dust Pro Inc.; U.S. Magnesium LLC; Dakota
Granite Co.; Strates Shows Inc.; Donnelly Commodities Inc.;
Nyrstar NV; and Carter Distributing Co.


MORGAN DREXEN: Mont. Suit Complaints About Debt Negotiation Fees
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Courthouse News Service reports that Morgan Drexen Inc. preys on
people by "charging exorbitant rates to 'negotiate' unsecured
debts, the consequence of which is that creditors don't get paid
and Defendants' clients are left with destroyed credit,"
according to a RICO class action in Billings, Mont., Federal
Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Ward, et ux. v. Morgan Drexen, Inc.,
Case No. 09-cv-00164 (D. Mont.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/Debt.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Heenan, Esq.
          Mandi Gibbs, Esq.
          HEENAN LAW FIRM
          3970 Avenue D, Suite A
          Billings, MT 59102
          Telephone: (406) 839-9091

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          Benjamin R. Bingham, Esq.
          Royal B. Lea, III, Esq.
          BINGHAM & LEA, P.C.
          319 Maverick Street
          San Antonio, TX 78212
          Telephone: (210) 224-1819


MORTGAGE RELIEF: Accused in Cook County of Mortgage Rescue Scam
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Courthouse News Service reports that Mortgage Relief Group dba
Mortgage Assistance Group cheated people in mortgage rescue
scams, a class action claims in Cook County Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Von Essen v. Mortgage Relief Group,
LLC, dba Mortgage Assistance Group, Case No. 09CH51743 (Ill. Cir.
Ct., Cook Cty.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/Foreclose.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jay Edelson, Esq.
          Refey S. Balabanian, Esq.
          Benjamin H. Richman, Esq.
          KAMBEREDELSON, LLC
          350 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1300
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: 312-589-6370


NATIONAL GYPSUM: Class Action Labor Lawsuit filed in Los Angeles
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Courthouse News Service reports that National Gypsum Co. faces a
class action labor complaints in Los Angeles Superior Court.


NEW YORK LIFE: Accused in N.Y. of Deceptive Insurance Practices
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Courthouse News Service reports that New York Life Insurance
targets old people for deceptive sales of health insurance and
convalescent care, according to a class action in Manhattan
Federal Court.


ONEWEST BANK: N.D. Ill. Says Indymac Foreclosures Were Illegal
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Courthouse News Service reports that OneWest Back dba Indymac
illegally foreclosed on "hundreds or thousands" of homes, a class
action claims in Chicago Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Bassman, et ux. v. OneWest Bank, FSB,
dba Indymac Federal Bank, et al., Case No. 09-cv-07914 (N.D.
Ill.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/Foreclose.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          James O. Latturner, Esq.
          Daniel A. Edelman, Esq.
          EDELMAN, COMBS, LATTURNER & GOODWIN, LLC
          120 S. LaSalle Street, 18th Floor
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 739-4200


PUBLIX STORES: Premium-Labeled Beef Draws Fire in Fla. Lawsuit
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Courthouse News Service reports that the Southeast Consumer
Alliance claims Publix Super Markets and Whole Foods Market
deceptively sell beef marked as "Premium," though no such USDA
grade exists, in class actions in Miami-Dade County Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Southeast Consumer Alliance, Inc. v.
Publix Super Markets, Inc., Case No. 09-92720CA06 (Fla. Cir. Ct.,
Miami-Dade Cty.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/Commerce.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Bruce B. Baldwin, Esq.
          BRUCE BALDWIN, PA
          4300 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 305
          Miami, FL 33137
          Telephone: 305-632-6060

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          Richard M. Gomez, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF ROLAND GOMEZ
          4300 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 305
          Miami, FL 33137
          Telephone: 305-825-5506


PULTE HOME: Overtaxed Homeowners Move for Class Certification
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In & Out Magazine reports that attorneys at Boates & Crump filed
a brief on Oct. 30, 2009, asking the court to approve the water
rate case against Pulte-Del Webb as a class action.  The case,
filed last year in Federal District Court, alleges Pulte/Del Webb
failed to disclose to home buyers that significant balloon
payments financing Anthem, Ariz.'s water infrastructure would
come due in the future and would be borne by the homeowners.

The report says that the court could go one of four ways: 1) Deny
the class action and allow only the named plaintiff to proceed,
2) Approve the class action for those who bought Anthem homes
from the developer, 3) Allow the case to represent all Anthem
homeowners, or 4) Grant the defendants a summary judgment,
thereby dismissing the case.

The magazine says the attorneys are hoping for a decision in the
next month or two.  

The case, filed Oct. 14, 2008, is captioned Frank J. Grimmelmann,
et al. v. Arizona-American Water Company, Inc., Anthem Arizona,
LLC, Citizens Utilities Company, Citizens Water Resources Company
of Arizona, Citizens Water Services Company of Arizona, Del Webb
Corporation, Del Webb's Coventry Homes, Inc., Pulte Home
Corporation, Villages at Desert Hills, Inc. and DOES 1-50, Case
No. 08-cv-01878 (D. Ariz.) (Duncan, J.).

The homeowner-plaintiffs are represented by:

          Craighton Thomas Boates, Esq.
          Samuel Turrentine Crump, Sr., Esq.
          BOATES & CRUMP PLLC
          3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite 202
          Anthem, AZ 85086
          Telephone: 623-551-5457

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          Donald S. Edgar, Esq.
          Jeremy R. Fietz, Esq.
          Rex Grady, Esq.
          EDGAR LAW FIRM
          408 College Ave
          Santa Rosa, CA 95401
          Telephone: 707-545-3200

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          Kenneth Scott Kasdan, Esq.
          Stephen Lee Weber, Esq.
          Michael James White, Esq.
          KASDAN SIMONDS RILEY & VAUGHAN LLP
          2425 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 550
          Phoenix, AZ 85016
          Telephone: 602-224-7800

The Defendants are represented by:

          Charles Steven Price, Esq.
          Stephen E. Richman, Esq.
          MARISCAL WEEKS MCINTYRE & FRIEDLANDER PA
          2901 N. Central Ave., Suite 200
          Phoenix, AZ 85012-2705
          Telephone: 602-285-5042


REVLON INC: Del. Shareholder Suit Complains About Exchange Offer
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Barbara Leonard at Courthouse News Service reports that Revlon
tricked common shareholders into selling 9.3 million shares of
common stock before announcing "stellar" quarterly results that
more than tripled share prices, according to a class action in
Chancery Court.

Lead plaintiff Edward Gutman says Revlon's controlling
shareholder, MacAndrews & Forbes, used a stock exchange offer,
"an extraordinary event in corporate life," to increase its
holdings of Revlon common stock.

In exchange for common stock, which had bottomed out at $5.75 a
share, investors received an equal number of shares from a newly
issued series called Revlon Preferred Stock, according to the
complaint.
     
Preferred stock had a higher liquidation preference compared to
common stock, and Revlon promised a 12.75 percent annual
dividends to lure investors into the exchange, the class claims.
     
MacAndrews used the exchange to increase its share of common
stock from 58.3 percent to 77.5 percent, according to the
complaint. Investors now own 22.5 percent of common stock and 100
percent of the preferred stock.
     
The class claims that Revlon learned one week before the exchange
offer closed that it would be publishing "unexpected profit" for
the third quarter - but Revlon withheld the information from
investors.
     
Mr. Gutman says he was entitled to know Revlon's results before
deciding whether to exchange his 26,000 shares of common stock.
     
Revlon posted higher net sales for the third quarter. The class
claims that Revlon doubled its operating income from the previous
quarter and increased net income from continuing operations by
100 percent.
     
Nothing in the second quarter results or the company's statements
"prepared the investing public for the strength of the 2009 third
quarter results," according to the complaint.
     
In light of the results, investors say that Revlon's disclosures
were "inadequate and misleading."
     
Shares of Revlon common stock traded at $18.87 a share on Dec.
17, up from $5.75 before publication of the results, according to
the complaint.
     
Defendants include CEO Ronald Perelman and other executives and
directors Barry Schwartz, David Kennedy, Alan Ennis, Alan
Bernikow, Paul Bohan, Meyer Feldberg, Ann Jordan, Debra Lee,
Tamara Mellon, Kathi Seifert, and Kenneth Wolfe.
     
The class seeks damages for breach of fiduciary duty.

A copy of the Complaint in Gutman v. Perelman, et al., Case No.
5158 (Del. Ch. Ct.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/Revlon.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          David A. Jenkins, Esq.
          SMITH KATZENSTEIN & FURLOW LLP
          The Corporate Plaza
          800 Delaware Ave., Suite 1000
          P.O. Box 410
          Wilmington, DE 19899
          Telephone: 302-652-8400

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          Curtis V. Trinko, Esq.
          Kinny W. Chan, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF CURTIS V. TRINKO, LLP
          16 East 46th Street
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: 212-490-9550


SAJAHTERA INC: Class Action Labor Lawsuit filed in Los Angeles
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Courthouse News Service reports that Sajahtera Inc. faces a class
action labor complaints in Los Angeles Superior Court.


SIRIUS XM RADIO: Moves to Dismiss S.D.N.Y. Rate Hike Lawsuit
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Brandon Matthews at Satwaves.com reports that the defense lawyers
in Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Case No. 09-cv-10035
(S.D.N.Y.) (Baer, J.), have moved to dismiss the lawsuit because
Sirius XM Radio's Terms of Service agreement specifies that all
disputes will be resolved through binding arbitration, and
further states that the end user agrees to give up his or her
right to sue either individually, or as part of a class.  
Specifically, the Agreement says:

     I. RESOLVING DISPUTES: PLEASE READ THIS PROVISION OF THIS
     SECTION CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES THAT ANY DISPUTE MAY BE
     RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION. ARBITRATION REPLACES THE
     RIGHT TO GO TO COURT,  INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO A JURY AND THE
     RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR
     PROCEEDING. IN ARBITRATION, A DISPUTE IS RESOLVED BY AN
     ARBITRATOR, OR A PANEL OF ARBITRATORS, INSTEAD OF A JUDGE OR
     JURY. THE PARTIES UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WOULD HAVE HAD A
     RIGHT OR OPPORTUNITY TO LITIGATE DISPUTES THROUGH A COURT
     AND TO HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE THEIR CASE, BUT THEY
     CHOOSE TO HAVE ANY DISPUTES RESOLVED THROUGH ARBITRATION.

Coverage about the filing of this lawsuit appeared in the Class
Action Reporter on Dec. 18, 2009.  

Sirius is represented by:

          Todd R. Geremia, Esq.
          JONES DAY
          222 East 41st Street
          New York, NY 10017
          Telephone: 212-326-3429


SPRINT-NEXTEL: Accused of Improper International Roaming Charges
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Courthouse News Service reports that Sprint-Nextel charges
"international roaming charges where the customers never left the
United States," a class action claims in Detroit Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Dahn v. Sprint-Nextel Corp., Case No.
09-cv-14977 (E.D. Mich.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/PhoneBills.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mark H. Freedman, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF FREEDMAN & FREEDMAN, PLC
          24725 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 220
          Southfield, MI 48034
          Telephone: (248) 799-9905

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          Myles McGuire, Esq.
          Steven L. Lezell, Esq.
          KAMBEREDELSON LLC
          350 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1300
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: (312) 589-6370


TOYOTA MOTOR: Calif. Suit Complains About Vacuum Brake Systems
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Courthouse News Service reports that the 2008-2010 Toyota Corolla
and Matrix have defective vacuum-assisted brake systems that can
fail in low temperatures, according to a class action in San
Francisco Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Contreras, et al. v. Toyota Motor
Sales USA, Inc., Case No. 09-cv-06024 (N.D. Calif.), is available
at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/Toyota.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Michael McShane, Esq.
          Jason T. Baker, Esq.
          AUDET & PARTNERS, LLP
          221 Main St., Suite 1460
          San Francisco, CA 94105
          Telephone: 415-982-1776


VARIABLE ANNUITY: AIG Unit Sued Over Annuity Sales Practices
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Tim Hull at Courthouse News Service reports that an AIG
subsidiary sold schoolteachers, hospital and nonprofit employees
millions of dollars in redundant, useless deferred annuity plans
to snare healthy commissions for the sales force, a class action
claims in Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Hall, et ux. v. The Variable Annuity
Life Insurance COmpany, et al., Case No. 09-cv-00712 (D. Ariz.),
is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/AIGsub.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Robert B. Carey, Esq.
          Leonard W. Aragon, Esq.
          HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
          11 West Jefferson Street, Suite 1000
          Phoenix, AZ 85003
          Telephone: (602) 840-5900

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          J. Grant Woods, Esq.
          GRANT WOODS, P.C.
          1726 North Seventh Street
          Phoenix, AZ 85006
          Telephone: (602) 258-2599


                   New Securities Fraud Cases


CVS CAREMARK: Derivative Shareholder Complaint Filed in D. R.I.
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Courthouse News Service reports that directors inflated the price
of CVS Caremark stock through false and misleading statements,
shareholders claim in Providence, R.I., Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Wuotila v. Ryan, et al., Case No.
09-cv-00620 (D. R.I.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/24/SCACVS.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Marc M. Umeda, Esq.
          Kevin A. Seely, Esq.
          Gregory E. Del Gaizo, Esq.
          ROBBINS UMEDA LLP
          600 B Street, Suite 1900
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: 619-525-3990

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          Jeremiah C. Lynch, III, Esq.
          MOORE, VIRGADAMO & LYNCH, LTD.
          97 John Clarke Road
          Middletown, RI 02842
          Telephone: 401-846-0120


GENZYME CORP: Shareholder Files Derivative Suit in D. Mass.
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Courthouse News Service reports that Genzyme inflated its share
price by concealing its problems meeting FDA standards,
shareholders claim in Boston Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Panzini, et ux. v. Termeer, et al.,
Case No. 09-cv-_____ (D. Mass.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/23/SCAGenzyme.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          David Pastor, Esq.
          GILMAN AND PASTOR, LLP
          63 Atlantic Avenue, Third Floor
          Boston, MA 02110
          Telephone: (617) 742-9700

               - and -  

          Eric L. Zagar, Esq.
          Michael Hynes, Esq.
          Jesse Fuchs-Simon, Esq.
          BARROWAY TOPAZ KESSLER MELTZER & CHECK, LLP
          280 King of Prussia Road
          Radnor, PA 19087
          Telephone: (610) 667-7706


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