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              Tuesday, May 4, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 86

                            Headlines

BEST BUY: Sued for Falsely Advertising Insignia Auto Speakers
BP PLC: Commercial Fishermen Sue in La. Over Horizon Oil Spill
BP PLC: Oil Spill Suit Filed by Seafood Wholesaler in S.D. Miss.
BP PLC: E.D. La. Suit Alleges Negligence & Inadequate Response
BRITISH PETROLEUM: Oil Spill Triggers Alabama Shrimper's Suit

BRITISH PETROLEUM: Beasley Allen Files Oil Spill Suit in Alabama
CONSECO SENIOR: Accused in Missouri Suit of Fraud
DENBURY RESOURCES: Accused in N.Y. of Misleading Shareholders
DOLLAR THRIFTY: Okla. Lawsuit Challenges Hertz Transaction
EUROMARKET DESIGNS: Accused of Labor Code Violations

GRIFFIN INDUSTRIES: Settlement Near in Animal Rendering Odor Suit
LAJOBI INC: Recalls 217,000 Graco(R)-Branded Drop Side Cribs
LINC GROUP: Accused of Not Paying All Wages Owed
MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE: Sued Over Unlawful Police Raids
NATIONWIDE PROPERTY: Notice of Modified Policyholder Settlement

PFIZER CANADA: Opt-Out Deadline this Month for Depo-Provera Users
SEA VIEW: Charged With Failure to Provide Meal and Rest Periods
SIMPLICITY INC: Recalls Full-Size Cribs; One Infant Death Report
SONY CORP: Thirteenth Optical Disc Drive Price-Fixing Suit Filed
SOUTHLAND TRANSIT: Labor Code Violations Alleged

TRANSOCEAN LTD: Faces Two Lawsuits Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
TRANSOCEAN LTD: Negligence Led to Oil Rig Explosion, Suit Claims
YAMAHA MOTOR: Recalls 20,000 Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles

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BEST BUY: Sued for Falsely Advertising Insignia Auto Speakers
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Jamie Ross at Courthouse News Service reports that Best Buy
advertised its Insignia auto speakers as three-way speakers, but
the third "speaker" was only a "nonfunctioning plastic replica,"
a class action claims in Federal Court.  The class claims Best
Buy had the speakers specially made in China "to defraud
consumers" with a dummy tweeter, which, not surprisingly, was
"manufactured at dramatically lower costs."  The class seeks
damages for fraud and racketeering.

Class representative Emily Winger says she bought a set of
Insignia three-way speakers from Best Buy in March.  She claims
that its high-range speaker drivers were "not wired or capable of
producing any sound."

Best Buy has "received a high level of returns on the speakers
falsely represented to be 3-way speakers," according to the
complaint.

Ms. Winger claims that "Peiying Electro-Acoustic, at Best Buy's
request ... made speakers for Best Buy Co. Inc. and Best Buy
Enterprise Services Inc., with a false driver that would allow
the speakers to be falsely advertised as 3-way speakers but
manufactured at dramatically lower costs."  Peiying is based in
Shenzen, Guangdong, China.

"Best Buy designed or had significant input into the design of
the two speaker models and provided the designs, plans,
specifications, schema and other information for manufacturing to
Peiying Electro-Acoustic, as is the common practice in the
industry," according to the complaint.

"Best Buy, Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc., and Peiying
Electro-Acoustic had a common purpose to defraud consumers for
the purpose of making money by falsely representing 2-way
speakers to be 3-way speakers, and acted together as an
organization to do so."

Best Buy then "shipped and sold the speakers falsely represented
to be 3-way speakers to consumers nationwide over the Internet,"
according to the complaint.

The class claims that since 2001, Insignia, a trademark and
exclusive brand of Best Buy, made two models of car speakers
falsely advertised as three-way.

A three-way speaker splits the sound in three ways, with "three
drivers to reproduce the sounds within those three ranges."
"Unlike the microtweeters, or highest range drivers, in later
models, the fake 'drivers' in the Insignia 3-way speakers
plaintiff purchased were not wired or capable of producing any
sound," Ms. Winger says.

The complaint includes comparison photographs of two models of
the speakers.

The class seeks costs and damages for racketeering, mail fraud
and wire fraud.  

A copy of the Complaint in Winger v. Best Buy Co., Inc., et al.,
Case No. 10-cv-00923 (D. Ariz.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/29/Insignia.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert B. Carey, Esq.
          Donald Andrew St. John, Esq.
          Camille S. Bass, Esq.
          HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
          11 West Jefferson St., Suite 1000
          Phoenix, AZ 85003
          Telephone: (602) 840-5900
          E-mail: rcarey@hbsslaw.com
                  andy@hbsslaw.com
                  camilleb@hbsslaw.com

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          Steve W. Berman, Esq.
          HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
          1918 8th Ave., Suite 3300
          Seattle, WA 98101
          Telephone: 206-623-7292
          E-mail: steve@hbsslaw.com

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          Megan E. Waples, Esq.
          THE CAREY LAW FIRM
          2301 E. Pikes Peak
          Colorado Springs, CO 80909
          Telephone: 719-635-0377
          E-mail: mwaples@careylaw.com


BP PLC: Commercial Fishermen Sue in La. Over Horizon Oil Spill
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Tresa Baldas at The National Law Journal reports that the
plaintiffs bar is starting to circle the massive oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico.  And one of the first lawyers to court is Daniel
Becnel Jr., Esq., who is also caught up in Toyota's unintended-
acceleration litigation.

Mr. Becnel filed Cooper v. BP plc, Case No. 10-cv-01229 (E.D.
La.), on behalf of Louisiana shrimpers, fishermen and commercial
boaters who claim the oil spill is hurting their livelihood. The
class, however, may grow.  Mr. Becnel said he's been bombarded
with phone calls from commercial boaters and fishermen in
Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas -- all of them saying the
oil has spread to their locations and it's shutting down their
businesses.

"Every hour, it's going to get bigger," Mr. Becnel said of the
class, noting high winds are pushing the oil slick. "They don't
know where the hell it's going."

Mr. Becnel filed his lawsuit hours after U.S. Coast Guard
officials announced that the now-sunken rig was likely leaking 5
million barrels of oil a day, not 1 million barrels as was
initially reported.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants "knew of the dangers
associated with deep water drilling and failed to take
appropriate measures to prevent damage."

The defendants include BP, which holds the lease permitting
drilling at the site of the accident, and Transocean Ltd., which
owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

The lawsuit also named Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and
Cameron International Corp. Halliburton was engaged in "cementing
operations of the well and well cap." The suit alleges that
Halliburton was negligent in performing that work, increasing
pressure at the well and contributing to the fire. Cameron
manufactured and/or supplied the rig's blow-out preventers that
should have stopped the oil spill but allegedly failed to operate
when the explosion occurred.

Officials with BP, Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron were not
available to comment on the suit. BP Group Chief Executive Tony
Hayward has said in a statement, "We are determined to do
everything in our power to contain this oil spill and resolve the
situation as rapidly, safely and effectively as possible. ...
There should be no doubt of our resolve to limit the escape of
oil and protect the marine and coastal environments from its
effects."

Other plaintiffs firms jumped into the oil rig class action with
Mr. Becnel.  Ten firms were listed on the initial complaint,
including The Cochran Firm in Dothan, Ala.; Kennedy & Madonna in
Hurley, N.Y.; and Pensacola, Fla.'s Levin, Papantonio, Thomas,
Mitchell, Echsner, Rafferty & Proctor.


BP PLC: Oil Spill Suit Filed by Seafood Wholesaler in S.D. Miss.
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Jerry Forte, dba Jerry Forte Seafood, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated v. Cameron International
Corporation fka Cooper Cameron Corporation; BP, plc; BP Products  
North America, Inc.; BP America, Inc.; Transocean, Ltd.;
Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc.; Transocean
Deepwater, Inc.; Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.; and Hyundai
Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Case No. 10-cv-00173 (S.D. Miss.)
(Ozerden, J.), seeks not less than $5 million in economic and
compensatory damages.  It is believed to be Mississippi's first
class-action lawsuit over the massive oil spill following the
explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the
Louisiana Coast.

A copy of the Complaint is available at:

     http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/23102/

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          C. Edward Gibson, IV, Esq.
          John F. Hawkins, Esq.
          HAWKINS, STRACENER & GIBSON, PLLC
          153 Main Street
          Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
          Telephone: 228-469-0785
          E-mail: egibson@hsglawfirm.net

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          Robert Warren Moak, Esq.
          P.O. Box 242
          Bogue Chitto, MS 39629-0242
          Telephone: 601-734-2566

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          Charles E. Gibson, Esq.
          THE GIBSON LAW FIRM, PLLC
          447 North Park Drive
          Ridgeland, MS 39517
          Telephone: 601-957-6010


BP PLC: E.D. La. Suit Alleges Negligence & Inadequate Response
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Attorneys with The Lanier Law Firm filed a class action lawsuit
last week on behalf of Louisiana residents affected by the oil
spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire occurred on the
Deepwater Horizon, a massive oil rig owned by Swiss-based
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) and leased to UK-based BP PLC.

According to the lawsuit, BP PLC, Transocean Ltd., Cameron
International Corporation and Halliburton Energy Services
violated the Oil Pollution Act and were negligent in failing to
properly operate, inspect, and maintain the Deepwater Horizon
rig. Attorneys for the plaintiffs also allege that the
defendants' inadequately responded to the explosion and resulting
oil leak, causing severe damage to the fragile ecosystem in the
Gulf of Mexico.

The companies initially reported that the well was leaking 1,000
barrels per day, but evidence now shows that the well is leaking
more than 5,000 barrels.

According to the lawsuit, the defendants "impaired the response
to the emergency, greatly increasing the danger to the
environment, human health, and the Gulf Coast economy, by
knowingly understating the amount of oil that was leaking from
the well." The lawsuit also alleges that the oil spill "has
formed a vast expanse of thick, poisonous sludge, contaminating
an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. The oil slick will
continue to expand until the ruptured pipe is shut off, a process
that could take weeks or months."

"By consciously understating the magnitude of the leak, the
defendants put the entire Gulf Coast region in increasing
danger," says attorney Mark Lanier. "This oil will not simply
evaporate off the water, and in two months we're likely to be
looking at a spill surpassing the Exxon Valdez disaster."

The plaintiff in Nova Affiliated, S.A. v. BP, PLC et al., Case
No. 10-cv-01313 (E.D. La.) (______, J.), is represented by:

          Dana Taschner, Esq.
          THE LANIER LAW FIRM
          2029 Century Park East, 14th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (800) 723-3216

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          W. Mark Lanier, Esq.
          THE LANIER LAW FIRM
          6810 FM 1960 West
          Houston, TX 77069
          Telephone: (713) 659-5200

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          Soren Erik Gisleson, Esq
          HERMAN, HERMAN, KATZ & COTLAR, LLP
          820 O'Keefe Avenue
          New Orleans, LA 70113
          Telephone: (504) 581-4892
          E-mail: sgisleson@hhkc.com


BRITISH PETROLEUM: Oil Spill Triggers Alabama Shrimper's Suit
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Brendan Kirby at the Mobile Press-Register reports that a Bayou
La Batre, Ala., shrimper filed a class-action federal lawsuit
last week against British Petroleum and several other companies
with ties to a damaged rig that is leaking thousands of gallons
of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
    
The suit, believed to be the first litigation filed in Alabama in
relation to the Gulf of Mexico spill, joins litigation filed over
the past few days in Florida and Louisiana.
    
"What we're trying to achieve is to get at the truth of what
happened on the Deepwater Horizon," said Sid Jackson, an attorney
for the plaintiff, James F. Mason Jr.
    
Mr. Jackson said his client, who operates a corporation called
K&J Inc. and owns an 82-foot shrimp boat, already has taken
financial hit by not being able to shrimp near the spill.
    
"Even as we speak, money is being lost, and it's only going to
get worse," Jackson said.


BRITISH PETROLEUM: Beasley Allen Files Oil Spill Suit in Alabama
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Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has filed a
class action lawsuit (Case No. AL-2010-CR256941) against British
Petroleum and several other companies with ties to the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill.  The firm seeks to represent individuals and
businesses that have incurred damages related to the disaster,
including; real property damages; personal property damages; loss
of profits and earning capacity; loss of commercial and
subsistence use of natural resources; increased costs of public
services; and, loss of revenues.

The oil spill resulted from the explosion and sinking of the oil
platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20th.
Coast Guard officials estimate 5,000 barrels a day are leaking
into the Gulf. The oil slick made landfall in southern Louisiana
early Friday and is expected to reach Mississippi and Alabama
within the coming days.

Experts are calling this the worst environmental crisis since the
Exxon Valdez and are predicting the economic impact to be greater
than that associated with hurricane Katrina. They estimate the
massive oil spill has the potential to negatively affect the
entire Gulf coastline. This includes a negative economic impact
on thousands who earn their livelihood in the fishing industry,
as well as tourism, itself a major industry along the scenic
oceanfront. Additionally, the environmental impact is expected to
be severe, with oil and byproducts damaging fragile marshlands,
marine and bird life.

"We are calling on the Alabama congressional delegation to do
everything in their power to speed federal resources to the Gulf
coast in order to minimize damage to the environment and the
thousands of families that depend on these waters for their
livelihood. Our thoughts and prayers are with responders," said
Beasley Allen founding shareholder:

          Jere L. Beasley, Esq.
          BEASLEY ALLEN, et al.
          218 Commerce Street
          Montgomery, AL 36104
          Telephone: (800) 898-2034
          E-mail: jere@beasleyallen.com


                     About Beasley Allen Law Firm

Beasley Allen has an experienced Toxic Tort section that includes
lawyers and staff who have handled numerous environmental
disaster cases. Protection of people, their property, and their
livelihood from large corporate polluters is one of Beasley
Allen's top priorities. Our attorneys are fighting to make a
difference in the lives of those threatened by environmental
pollution. We currently are handling class action litigation
against the Tennessee Valley Authority in the largest coal ash
spill in U.S. history. These are difficult cases, but Beasley
Allen is fighting to make a difference. From the largest toxic
tort settlement in U.S. history for PCB contamination - $700
million - to a $20.7 million verdict against Continental Carbon
for air pollution, Beasley Allen is playing a significant role in
toxic tort cases.

Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Beasley Allen --
http://www.beasleyallen.com/-- is comprised of 44 attorneys and  
more than 200 support staff. Beasley Allen is a national leader
in civil litigation, with verdicts and settlements of over $20
billion.


CONSECO SENIOR: Accused in Missouri Suit of Fraud
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Courthouse News Service reports that a class action claims
Conseco Senior Health Insurance Co. misrepresented long-term care
insurance policies, hid the risk of multiple premium increases,
and falsely sold the policies as "guaranteed renewable," in
Jackson County Court, Kansas City, Mo.

A copy of the Complaint in Hasenyager v. Conseco Senior Health
Insurance Company, et al., Case No. _____ (Mo. Cir. Ct., Jackson
Cty.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/29/Insurance.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Gregory Leyh, Esq.
          GREGORY LEYH, P.C.
          104 NE 72nd St., Suite I
          Gladstone, MO 64118
          Telephone: 816-283-3380
          E-mail: gleyh@leyhlaw.com


DENBURY RESOURCES: Accused in N.Y. of Misleading Shareholders
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Courthouse News Service reports that Denbury Resources made false
and misleading statements in its $4.5 billion cash-and-stock
merger with Encore Acquisition Corp., in effect shorting
stockholders by 800,000 shares, according to a class action in
Brooklyn Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Bensinger v. Denbury Resources Inc.,
et al., Case No. 10-cv-01917 (E.D.N.Y.) (Trager, J.), is
available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/29/SCA.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Joseph H. Weiss, Esq.
          Mark D. Smilow, Esq.
          Joshua M. Rubin, Esq.
          WEISS & LURIE
          551 Fifth Ave.
          New York, NY 10176
          Telephone: 212-682-3025

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          Jules Brody, Esq.
          STULL, STULL & BRODY
          6 East 45th St.
          New York, NY 10017
          Telephone: 212-687-7230


DOLLAR THRIFTY: Okla. Lawsuit Challenges Hertz Transaction
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On April 28, 2010, Federman & Sherwood says it filed the first
class action lawsuit in the District Court of Tulsa County,
Oklahoma, against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and Hertz
Global Holdings, Inc., and certain individuals. This class action
was filed on behalf of shareholders of Dollar Thrifty against
certain officers and directors of Hertz to obtain appropriate
relief arising out of Defendants' efforts to sell Dollar Thrifty
via an unfair process and at a grossly unfair price designed to
minimize shareholder value. The officer Defendants of Dollar
Thrifty are alleged to have violated applicable law by directly
breaching their fiduciary duties of loyalty, good faith and fair
dealing to the Company's shareholders.

In pursuing this alleged unlawful plan to cash out Dollar
Thrifty's public shareholders for grossly inadequate
consideration of $41.00 per share in a mix of cash and Hertz
common stock, each of the Defendants violated applicable law by
directly breaching and/or aiding the other Defendants' breaches
of their fiduciary duties of loyalty, due care, independence,
good faith and fair dealing. Instead of attempting to negotiate a
transaction reflecting the highest price reasonably available for
the Company's shareholders, Defendants allegedly spent
considerable effort tailoring the Proposed Acquisition for their
benefit.

If you wish to discuss this action, participate in this or any
other lawsuit, or have any questions or concerns regarding this
notice, or preservation of your rights, please contact:

          CONTACT: William B. Federman, Esq.
                   FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD
                   10205 North Pennsylvania Avenue
                   Oklahoma City, OK 73120
                   Telephone: (405) 235-1560
                   http://www.federmanlaw.com/


EUROMARKET DESIGNS: Accused of Labor Code Violations
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Roland Lopez, individually and on behalf others similarly
situated v. Euromarket Designs, Inc., Case No. BC436515 (Calif.
Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 26, 2010), asserts violations
of the California Labor Code and violation of the California
Business & Professions Code Sec. 17200.  Roland Lopez accuses
Euromarket of failing to: (i) pay overtime wages, (ii) provide
uninterrupted meal and rest periods, (iii) pay all wages due,
(iv) pay all wages owed to employees upon their discharge or
resignation, (v) keep accurate and complete payroll records, and
(vi) properly compensate its employees in order to increase its
profits.

Euromarket Designs, Inc., doing business as Crate & Barrel,
operates a chain of houseware stores.  Roland Lopez worked as a
salaried "store manager" at a Crate & Barrel store from
September 2006 until March 2009.  

The Plaintiff demands a jury trial and is represented by:

          Matthew Righetti, Esq.
          John Glugoski, Esq.
          RIGHETTI LAW FIRM
          456 Montgomery St., Suite 1400
          San Francisco, CA 94104

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          Edwin Aiwazian, Esq.
          Ghazaleh Hekmatjah, Esq.
          THE AIWAZIAN LAW FIRM
          410 West Arden Ave., Suite 203
          Glendale, CA 91203
          Telephone: (818) 265-1020


GRIFFIN INDUSTRIES: Settlement Near in Animal Rendering Odor Suit
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S. Heather Duncan at macon.com reports that residents of East
Dublin, Ga., have reached a preliminary settlement in a class-
action lawsuit against a controversial animal rendering plant.

The suit, filed in 2003, alleged that Griffin Industries'
negligent operation of its Laurens County plant caused odors that
reduced the property values of those who lived within two miles.
Including some former residents, the class contains about 2,000
people, the residents' attorney:

          Steven Rosenwasser, Esq.
          BONDURANT, MIXSON & ELMORE, LLP
          1201 West Peachtree St., N.W., Suite 3900
          Atlanta, GA 30309
          Telephone: 404-881-4100
          E-mail: rosenwasser@bmelaw.com          

said in an e-mail.

The Griffin plant, which cooks animal fats into oils used in
various products, was the subject of a federal environmental
prosecution earlier this decade. Later, it filed its own suit
against state and local politicians it claimed were trying to
shut down the plant.

In the class-action settlement reached in March, Griffin admits
no wrongdoing, but it agreed to pay $100,000 a year for three
years, or $300,000 by the beginning of 2012, to control odors at
the East Dublin facility. One of the measures it will take is to
install a synthetic cover over one of its waste treatment
lagoons.

Larry Kight, one of the four residents who represents the entire
class of plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said he thinks this was the
most important concession.

Mr. Rosenwasser stated in an e-mail: "It is our expectation that
the reduction in odors will cause an increase in property values;
as a result, this settlement should translate into real dollars
for members of the class."

When asked whether Griffin believed the cover would reduce odors,
Griffin's director of legal affairs, Chris Griffin, responded in
an e-mail that "Griffin believes that the addition of a synthetic
cover to our anaerobic lagoon will further enhance our wastewater
treatment process while continuing Griffin's commitment to
environmental stewardship."

East Dublin Mayor George Gornto, who said he would probably have
qualified as a member of the class, expressed confidence that the
settlement will decrease odors from Griffin. He said it will
provide more immediate relief for East Dublin residents than
would continuing a court battle for years.

Mayor Gornto, once a vocal critic of Griffin, was among local and
state elected officials the company sued several years ago in a
case he said was settled last year with no conditions or money
changing hands.

He says this additional settlement enables the city and the
company to move forward to achieve mutual goals of supporting
viable business while preventing unwanted odors.

Kentucky-based Griffin Industries agrees in the settlement to pay
up to $2,000 each to four residents who represented the class in
the lawsuit: Larry Kight, Cynthia Green, Ann Fennell and Joyce
Renfroe.

Griffin also agrees that from 2010 through 2012 the company will
provide Mr. Rosenwasser with information about the plant's
operations, including copies of quarterly environmental testing
results required by the state; information about any violations
of the company's environmental or agricultural permits and what
steps Griffin is taking to correct problems; copies of the
company's odor logs; and instances when the company receives more
than three odor complaints on the same day.

Griffin's recent environmental compliance record has been good.
Kevin Chambers, communications director of the Georgia
Environmental Protection Division, said Griffin has not violated
its state air or wastewater permits in the past five years.
For its operation of a system that sprays the plant's wastewater
onto a field, the company won 2007 Plant of the Year from the
Georgia Association of Water Professionals, according to the
association's communications director, Bryan Wagoner.
Griffin also agreed as part of the settlement to give $10,000 a
year for three years to the East Dublin Fire Department.

Mr. Kight said he and the other plaintiffs suggested this
donation, which will probably go toward the construction of a new
fire department, because they thought it would help the largest
number of East Dublin residents.

"All in all, I'm fairly happy" with the settlement," Mr. Kight
said. "I don't think we were in a position to get them to stop
the odors completely. . . .  Our lawyers felt this was the very
best we were going to be able to get."

Griffin had a pending motion to decertify the case as a class-
action suit.

Chris Griffin wrote in an e-mail that, "Griffin feels that this
is a fair settlement that will allow Griffin to continue to build
upon the good relationships it has worked hard to establish with
the cities of Dublin and East Dublin and their respective
residents while continuing to make long-term investments in the
community."

Mr. Kight said that since the suit was filed, the plant has
smelled bad less frequently.

"But East Dublin still has a stigma, and that's the biggest thing
I think we'll never get over," Mr. Kight said. "I'm very pleased
and proud of what we were able to accomplish. . . .  Am I totally
satisfied?  No."

He said he would like Griffin to have admitted that the plant
smells and apologized for the way it operated in the past.
The plant has been controversial for most of the last decade.
In 2003, the EPA filed federal criminal charges against Griffin,
alleging illegal water pollution and a conspiracy to violate the
Clean Water Act. Many of the allegations were related to how the
company managed its wastewater spray field.
A week before the trial, Griffin pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor,
paid a $50,000 fine, and the remaining charges were dropped. The
U.S. attorney's office never explained why.

Under the federal Freedom of Information Act, The Telegraph in
2004 requested the EPA's documents related to the investigation
and prosecution of the case. The law requires a response within
20 business days.

Griffin filed suit against the EPA to prevent the release of the
documents, and the case spent years in a Kentucky court before a
ruling in Griffin's favor. For the first time this month, the EPA
has begun releasing some documents in response to The Telegraph's
request.

Mr. Rosenwasser had also requested many of the same documents,
but that request was withdrawn as a result of the court
settlement.

The settlement has received preliminary approval from Fulton
County Superior Court, Mr. Rosenwasser stated in an e-mail. But
it will not be finalized until the members of the class are
notified and given an opportunity to comment or object.


LAJOBI INC: Recalls 217,000 Graco(R)-Branded Drop Side Cribs
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of
about 217,000 Graco(R)-branded drop side cribs made by the
company.  Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The drop side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side
to detach from the crib.  When the drop side detaches, a
hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib
mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or
entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation.  In
addition, children can fall from the cribs when the drop side
detaches or fails to lock.

CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99 reports of drop side
incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment.
There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in
the gap created by the detached drop side.  Both children were
freed by their caregivers.  There were six reports of children
falling due to drop side failure, including one report of a mild
concussion.

This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco(R) wood cribs.  
The full size cribs were sold in cherry, espresso, natural and
white finishes.  The production date, item number, purchase order
number and finish name is printed on a label affixed to the
footboard or headboard.  "LaJobi" and the crib model name are
printed on a product sticker located on the stabilizer bar or
bottom rail of the crib.  Pictures of the recalled products are
available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10212.html

The recalled products were manufactured in China and Vietnam and
sold through children's product stores and other retailers
nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and
$200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and
contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will
immobilize the drop side.  CPSC urges parents and caregivers to
find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.  
For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at
(888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
http://www.LaJobi.com/


LINC GROUP: Accused of Not Paying All Wages Owed
------------------------------------------------
David Thomas, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated
v. The Linc Group, LLC, et al., Case No. BC436393 (Calif. Super.
Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 26, 2010), accuses Linc Group of not
paying all wages owed, including overtime wages, failing to
provide accurate wage statements, failing to pay waiting time
penalties, and unfair competition in violation of the California
Business and Professions Code Sec. 17200.  Mr. Thomas believes
that Linc Group and its Co-Defendants engage in the business of
electrical retail sales and service.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Alejandro P. Gutierrez, Esq.
          HATHAWAY, PERRETT, WEBSTER, POWERS, CHRISMAN &
GUTIERREZ
          5450 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
          Ventura, CA 93003
          Telephone: (805) 644-7111
          E-mail: agutierrez@hathawaylawfirm.com

               - and -

          David King, Esq.
          KING, CHENG & MILLER LLP
          117 East Colorado Blvd., Suite 260
          Pasadena, CA 91105
          Telephone: (626) 304-9001
          E-mail: dpk@kcmlaw.net


MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE: Sued Over Unlawful Police Raids
----------------------------------------------------------
Nick Divito at Courthouse News Service reports that police raids
on homeless camps are unconstitutional, the American Civil
Liberties Union of Alaska claims in a class action filed
Wednesday in Anchorage Superior Court.

The ACLU's lawsuit was filed on behalf of disabled veteran Dale
Engel, who says the homeless camp where he lives was raided and
his belongings seized or destroyed, including "irreplaceable
souvenirs of better times in the life of a homeless person: a
letter from a now-dead child or parent, military medals, a photo
album from a wedding."

He says medals he got from serving in the Army and the National
Guard were taken in 2006, and that his tent and sleeping bag were
taken last spring.

"Taking the sleeping bags and tents from homeless campers ...
deprives the poorest among us of the few possessions they have,"
the complaint says.

Mr. Engel says he tried to get the medals and ribbons back, but
was told by authorities they were gone.

The lawsuit challenges a change in laws that cut in half the
required time to give notice to residents of tent cities to clear
out, giving the homeless only 12 hours to leave a homeless camp
before their belongings are seized and destroyed.

At least three camps have been raided since the ordinance was
passed last July, the lawsuit states.

"For a homeless person, this inadequate period of notice provides
no relief for someone who may not be present during the 12 hours
when notice is posted," the lawsuit states.  "It is entirely
impossible for notice to be posted in the morning while a
homeless camper is away searching for employment, looking for
food or attempting to find better shelter during inclement
weather."

Plaintiffs seek an order that notification laws and the raids are
unconstitutional.
    
A copy of the Complaint in Engle v. Municipality of Anchorage, et
al., Case No. _____ (Alaska Super. Ct., Anchorage Cty.), is
available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/29/ACLU%20Alaska.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Thomas Stenson, Esq.
          ACLU OF ALASKA FOUNDATION
          1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207
          Anchorage, AK 99503
          Telephone: 907-258-0044
          E-mail: tstenson@akclu.org


NATIONWIDE PROPERTY: Notice of Modified Policyholder Settlement
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Honorable James S. Gwin has entered an Order in Van Horn, et
al. v. Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company, et
al., Case No. 08-cv-00605 (N.D. Ohio) approving an Addendum to
the Stipulation of Settlement that:

    -- clarifies the scope of the release of claims; and

    -- provides additional benefits for automobile policyholder
       class members.

Class members who file timely claims will be entitled to an
estimated cash payment of up to $199.44.  The exact amount of the
payment is subject to the remaining auto rental benefit coverage
for a class member's total loss incident and the terms of the
Settlement.  

Claims must be postmarked no later than May 24, 2010, and
additional information is available from Epiq Systems, Inc., at:

     http://www.nationwideclassaction.com/

The Class is represented by:

          Brian S. Kabateck, Esq.
          Richard L. Kellner, Esq.
          KABATECK BROWN KELLNER LLP
          644 South Figueroa Street
          Los Angeles, CA 90017
          Telephone: (213) 217-5000

               - and -  

          Austin Tighe, Esq.
          FEAZELL & TIGHE LLP
          6300 Bridgepoint Parkway, Suite 220
          Austin, TX 78730
          Telephone: (512) 372-8100

               - and -  

          Alberto R. Nestico, Esq.
          KISLING, NESTICO & REDICK LLC
          3200 W. Market Street, Suite 300
          Akron, OH 44333
          Telephone: (330) 869-9007

Nationwide is represented by:

          Michael H. Carpenter, Esq.
          CARPENTER LIPPS & LELAND LLP
          280 Plaza, Suite 1300
          280 North High Street
          Columbus, OH 43215


PFIZER CANADA: Opt-Out Deadline this Month for Depo-Provera Users
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ross Marowits at The Canadian Press reports that time is running
out for Canadian women to opt out of a class-action lawsuit
against Pfizer Canada Inc. and Pfizer Inc. over its birth control
drug Depo-Provera.

Montreal-based law firm Belleau Lapointe said Friday that people
have until the end of May to decide whether to exclude themselves
from the lawsuit.

"It's the last chance for people who don't want to be bound by
the judgment on the merits of the class action to opt out of the
class," lawyer Maxime Nasr said in an interview.

A Quebec Superior Court judge authorized the class-action lawsuit
against Pfizer (NYZE:PFE) about two years ago.

The suit represents people claiming to have suffered a loss of
bone mineral density from using the drug.

More than 100,000 prescriptions of the drug were signed by
doctors before 2004, said Nasr.

"Every Canadian who took the prescription and claims to have a
loss of bone marrow density is included in the class action
unless they opt out."

The suit alleges the company failed to fulfil certain obligations
by misrepresenting the risks associated with the use of the long-
lasting contraceptive.

Launched in 2005, the suit marked the first time a Quebec judge
certified a contested national class action claim, said Nasr.
Similar class action claims in B.C., Ontario, and Alberta have
been suspended.

A trial on the merits of the claim could be up to two years away.
The claimants are seeking $50 million in punitive damages and
compensation depending on the specific injuries suffered by the
class members.

The suit is also seeking $250,000 in damages for lead claimant
Noelia Brito, a Gatineau, Que., woman in her forties.

More information can be obtained at http://www.depoprovera.ca/


SEA VIEW: Charged With Failure to Provide Meal and Rest Periods
---------------------------------------------------------------
Steven R. Kahn, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. Sea View Restaurants, Inc., Case No. BC436524 (Calif.
Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 26, 2010), asserts multiple
violations of California's wage laws, including failure to
provide meal and rest periods for its employees, and unfair
competition in violation of California's Business and Professions
Code Sec. 17200.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          D. Joshua Staub, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF MARK J. LEONARDO
          P.O. Box 1914
          Santa Monica, CA 90406-1914
          Telephone: (310) 929-5269

               - and -

          Mark J. Leonardo, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF MARK J. LEONARDO
          25019 Pacific Coast Highway
          Malibu, CA 90265


SIMPLICITY INC: Recalls Full-Size Cribs; One Infant Death Report
----------------------------------------------------------------
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall
of all Simplicity Inc.'s full-size cribs with tubular metal
mattress-support frames.  CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers
to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative,
safe sleeping environment for their baby.  Customers are advised
not to attempt to fix these cribs.

The crib's tubular metal mattress-support frame can bend or
detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse, creating a
space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged,
entrapped or fall out of the crib.

CPSC has received a report of a one-year-old child from North
Attleboro, Mass., who suffocated when he became entrapped between
the crib mattress and the crib frame in April 2008.  CPSC is
aware of 13 additional incidents involving the recalled cribs
collapsing due to the metal mattress-support frame bending or
detaching, including one child entrapment that did not result in
injury; and one child who suffered minor cuts to his head when
his mattress collapsed and he fell out of the crib.

This recall includes fixed-side and drop-side cribs.  These cribs
pose a risk of serious injury or death due to entrapment,
strangulation, suffocation and fall hazards to infants and
toddlers.  Pictures of the recalled products are available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10211.html

Due to the fact that Simplicity and its successor, SFCA Inc., are
no longer in business, CPSC has limited information about the
number of cribs sold.  All Simplicity drop-side cribs have
previously been recalled for a hazard involving the drop side.
Simplicity drop-side cribs could still be in use by parents or
caregivers who are unaware of the recalls or by those who
received a repair kit to immobilize the drop side from Simplicity
when the firm was still in business.  This recall involves all
Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames,
which include but are not limited to the following models:

   Crib Name                                          Model Number
   ---------                                          ------------
   Aspen 4-in-1                                              8755
   Chelsea Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System            8324
   Graco 4-in-1 Ultra Sleep System                           4600
   Graco Aspen 3-in-1                                        8740
   Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo                         8994
   Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System   8676
   Simplicity Nursery-in-a-Box Convertible Crib              8910

Some model numbers are followed by letters, indicating the color
or finish of the crib.  The name "Simplicity Inc." or "Simplicity
for Children" appears on a label on the crib's mattress-support
frame and/or the crib's end panels.  The cribs were manufactured
in China.

The recalled cribs were sold at Walmart, Target, Babies R Us and
other stores nationwide for between $150 and $300.  Consumers
should contact the store where the crib was purchased to receive
a refund, replacement crib or store credit.


SONY CORP: Thirteenth Optical Disc Drive Price-Fixing Suit Filed
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Tina Corse, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated v.
Sony Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-01834 (N.D. Calif.
Apr. 28, 2010), accuses the multinational conglomerate of
conspiring to fix the price of optical disc drive products sold
in the United States, resulting to artificially inflated prices
for optical disc drive products sold in the market, in violation
of antitrust and consumer protection laws.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Josef D. Cooper, Esq.
          Tracy R. Kirkham, Esq.
          John D. Bogdanov, Esq.
          COOPER & KIRKHAM, P.C.
          357 Tehama St., Second Floor
          San Francisco, CA 94103
          Telephone: (415) 788-3030
          E-mail: jdc@coopkirk.com
                  trk@coopkirk.com
                  jdb@coopkirk.com

Coverage of Slavin v. Sony Optiarc, Inc., et al., Case No.
10-cv-01291 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action Reporter
on Mon., Apr. 5, 2010; coverage of Herman v. Sony Corporation, et
al., Case No. 10-cv-01362 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class
Action Reporter on Tues., Apr. 6, 2010; coverage of Bay Area
Systems, LLC v. Sony Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-01403
(N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action Reporter on Thurs.,
Apr. 8, 2010; coverage of Carney v. Sony Corporation, et al.,
Case No. 10-cv-01406 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action
Reporter on Fri., Apr. 10, 2010; coverage of Tabatabai v. Sony
Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-01450 (N.D. Calif.), appeared
in the Class Action Reporter on Mon., Apr. 12, 2010; coverage
of Wagner v. Sony Optiarc, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-cv-01451
(N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action Reporter on Mon.,
Apr. 12, 2010; coverage of Berezin v. Hitachi, Ltd., et al., Case
No. 10-cv-01533 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action
Reporter on Wed., Apr. 14, 2010, coverage of Friedson v. Sony
Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-01574 (N.D. Calif.), appeared
in the Class Action Reporter on Mon., Apr. 19, 2010; coverage of
The Stereo Shop v. Samsung Storage Technology Corp., et al., Case
No. 10-cv-01603 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action
Reporter on Mon., Apr. 20, 2010; coverage of Garland v. Sony
Optiarc, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-cv-01703 (N.D. Calif.),
appeared in the Class Action Reporter on Wed., Apr. 28, 2010;
coverage of Byrne v. Sony Corporation, et al., Case No.
10-cv-01722 (N.D. Calif.), appeared on Wed., Apr. 28, 2010; and
coverage of Daley v. Sony Optiarc, Inc., et al., appeared in the
Class Action Reporter on Wed., Apr. 28, 2010.


SOUTHLAND TRANSIT: Labor Code Violations Alleged
------------------------------------------------
Victor Soliz, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated
v. Southland Transit, Inc., Case No. BC436499 (Calif. Super. Ct.,
Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 26, 2010), alleges violations of the Labor
Code, including failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure
to pay all wages due, and failure to provide accurate wage
statements; and violations of the California Bus. & Prof. Code.  
Mr. Soliz was formerly employed as a bus driver for the transit
company.  South contracts with the Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transit Authority to operate certain LACMTA bus
routes.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Willian J. Flynn, Esq.
          Benjamin K. Lunch, Esq.
          Eileen M. Bissen, Esq.
          NEYHART, ANDERSON, FLYNN & GROSBOLL
          44 Montgomery St., Suite 2080
          San Francisco, CA 94104-6702
          Telephone: (415) 677-9440
          E-mail: blunch@neyhartlaw.com


TRANSOCEAN LTD: Faces Two Lawsuits Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
----------------------------------------------------------------
Nick Divito at Courthouse News Service reports that a pair of
federal lawsuits have been filed over last week's massive oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The first, a class action filed
Wednesday on behalf of commercial fishermen, accuses Transocean
and BP of negligence.  The second, filed Thursday by an engineer
on board the rig when it exploded, seeks $6 million for his
alleged injuries.

Deepwater Horizon was a floating oil rig owned by Transocean and
operated by BP 50 miles southeast of Venice, La., in the Gulf of
Mexico.  At about 10 p.m. on April 20, an explosion occurred on
the ship during drilling for oil, killing 11.

According to the first complaint, Troy Wetzel with Extreme
Fishing says the crew of the Transocean was incompetent, and that
the company failed to properly supervise and train its employees.  
He also accuses BP of failing to maintain the rig "in a
reasonable and prudent manner."

"The explosion and subsequent fire caused such significant damage
to the floating rig structure that it sank in approximately 5,000
feet of water," according to the complaint.

The sinking rig caused the well to leak and discharge about
42,000 gallons of oil into the gulf daily.  "The well will
continue to leak ... until the well is closed -- a period that
could consume several weeks or months," the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit says a massive oil slick covering "more surface area
of the gulf than the state of Rhode Island" spans about 1,200 in
the area.

"With the gargantuan area contaminated by the oil spill
relentlessly growing on a daily basis, plaintiffs and other class
members watch in horror as this grave environmental disaster
inexorably moves toward the coastline and imperils the nation's
largest remaining wetlands and vulnerable habitat for fish,
oysters, crabs, shrimp, birds and other precious wildlife," the
lawsuit states.

"This ecological calamity may become the worst oil spill ever in
the Gulf of Mexico, wreaking billions of dollars of damage to
plaintiffs and others similarly situated.

The first lawsuit was filed by Jonathan Andry.

In the second lawsuit, Michael Williams says he was working on
the rig as the chief electronics technician when the ship
exploded and sank.

Mr. Williams says he was severely injured and now suffers
"permanent psychic trauma."

Along with Transocean and BP, his lawsuit also names Halliburton
Energy Services Inc. as a defendant.

The second lawsuit was filed by Paul Sterbcow with Lewis,
Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson.


TRANSOCEAN LTD: Negligence Led to Oil Rig Explosion, Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------------
Dan McCue at Courthouse News Service reports that as the
Deepwater Horizon's oil spill spread into an area larger than
Rhode Island and BP oil stock dropped by 8 percent, nine federal
class actions demand millions of dollars in damages from the
British oil giant, Halliburton Energy Services, Transocean and
others.  Commercial fishermen say negligence and multiple
failures of safety and training caused the April 20 oil rig
explosion that threatens fisheries throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

John Harris, who fishes for red snapper and grouper out of Bay
County, Fla., seeks more than $5 million for commercial
fishermen. Another commercial fisherman filed a class action in
New Orleans, two more class actions were filed in Houston, two in
Pensacola, Fla., on behalf of fishermen, charter boat businesses
and resorts, three in Mobile on behalf of shrimpers and property
owners, and numerous individual claims have been filed by widows
of men who died or disappeared in the explosion.

Mr. Harris sued Wednesday in the Northern District of Florida, as
authorities announced the spill was at least five times larger
than first estimated and drifting toward the Gulf Coast.  He
describes the affected area as "one of the most prolific fishing
grounds" in the Gulf, and the area from which the "vast majority
of the commercial red snapper and grouper were and would be
harvested."

The slick was reaching the Louisiana shore early Friday morning.

Mr. Harris says the explosion, which left 11 workers missing and
presumed dead, came as Halliburton employees were cementing the
well and well cap.  He says their negligence led directly to the
explosion.

He also faults Cameron International Corp., formerly known as
Cooper Cameron Corp., for manufacturing, supplying and
maintaining "blowout preventers" which should have controlled the
oil leak once the explosion occurred.

Since the night of the accident, a remotely operated vehicle has
been deployed and made multiple attempts to activate the blowout
protector, to no avail.

Coast Guard officials said they believe the well, which lies
about 40 miles off the Gulf Coast, is spewing about 5,000 barrels
a day -- roughly 200,000 gallons daily.
Officials said Thursday that the oil slick quickly could become
the nation's worst environmental disaster -- exceeding the havoc
caused by the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, which leaked 11
million gallons into Alaska's Prince William Sound in March 1989.

The Gulf Coast is home and spawning ground to hundreds of species
of fish, birds and other wildlife, and fishing ground for
numerous species besides grouper and snapper, including shrimp
and oysters.

Mr. Harris blames the defendants for multiple failures on the
Deepwater Horizon, including poor employee training and
supervision, safety planning, construction, and inspection and
deployment of equipment.

He seeks compensatory and punitive damages and court costs for
the class.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency
Thursday in anticipation of the oil slick's landfall.

Gov. Jindal said at least 10 wildlife management areas and
refuges in his state and neighboring Mississippi are in the oil
plume's path.

Gov. Jindal added that billions of dollars invested in coastal
restoration since Hurricane Katrina may also be at risk.

Also on Thursday, President Obama dispatched Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to
the Gulf Coast, and vowed to use "every available resource" to
respond to the disaster.

But White House officials said the cost of the cleanup will
ultimately be BP's to bear.  That cost already has been estimated
in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  In addition to direct
costs, and damages from lawsuits, BP and others face the
likelihood of government fines.  Congressman Henry Waxman,
D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce,
already has demanded documents from BP and its drilling
contractors.

Transocean's stock has dropped by 14 percent since the disaster
began.

Whether the disaster affects President Obama's recent decision to
allow more offshore drilling in Southeast U.S. waters remains to
be seen.  That policy deeply disappointed many environmentalists
who were among President Obama's most enthusiastic backers in the
2008 election.

A copy of the Complaint in Harris v. Transocean, Ltd., et al.,
Case No. 10-cv-00129 (N.D. Fla.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/29/Horizon.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Bobby J. Bradford, Esq.
          AYLSTOCK, WITKIN, KREIS & OVERHOLTZ, PLLC
          803 North Palafox St.
          Pensacola, FL 32501
          Telephone: 850-916-7450

               - and -

          Matthew B. Richardson, Esq.
          JACKSON, FOSTER & RICHARDSON, LLC
          P.O. Box 2225
          Mobile, AL 36652
          Telephone: 251-433-6699
          E-mail: mat@jacksonfosterlaw.com

           
YAMAHA MOTOR: Recalls 20,000 Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles
--------------------------------------------------------
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif., announced a
voluntary recall of about 20,000 Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles
(ATVs).  Consumers should stop using the product immediately
unless otherwise instructed.

The steering column support assembly can crack and cause the
rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death
to riders.

Yamaha Motor has received 19 reports of incidents involving the
recalled ATVs.  No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the non-power steering models. Model names
can be found on both the right and left hand side of the unit on
the side panel. These model numbers are affected by this recall:

   Model Year    Model Name     Model Number
   ----------    ----------     ------------
     2009        Grizzly 550    YFM550FGHY
     2009        Grizzly 550    YFM550FGY
     2010        Grizzly 550    YFM550FGHZ
     2010        Grizzly 550    YFM550FGZ

  Model Year     Model Name     Model Number
  ----------     ----------     ------------
     2008        Grizzly 700    YFM700FGHX
     2008        Grizzly 700    YFM700FGX
     2009        Grizzly 700    YFM700FGHY
     2009        Grizzly 700    YFM700FGY
     2010        Grizzly 700    YFM700FGHZ
     2010        Grizzly 700    YFM700FGZ

Pictures of the recalled products are available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10733.html

The recalled products were manufactured in Japan and sold through
Yamaha dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2010
for between $7,000 and $9,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and
contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair.
Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of the
recall.  For additional information, contact Yamaha at
(800) 962-7926 any time or visit the company's Web site at
http://www.yahama-motor.com/


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