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             Wednesday, May 5, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 87

                            Headlines

ADVANTAGE SALES: Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act Alleged
CALIFORNIA TANNING: Accused of Not Paying for All Hours Worked
COMARCO INC: Recalls 507,000 Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters
COOPER LIGHTING: Recalls 5,000 Chain Sets for Megalux Lights
DIRECTV HOME: Labor Code Violations Alleged

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR: Sold Cars Without Air Bags, Suit Claims
ERNST & YOUNG: Sued for Wrongful Termination; Age Discrimination
FOREVER 21: Charged With Failing to Pay Minimum Wage
GAP INC: Recalls 6,980 Baby Swimsuits
GOLDMAN SACHS: Wolf Popper Files Optionholder Suit in S.D.N.Y.

LEGACY INC: Breach of Housing Contract; Sexual Harassment Alleged
RUE21 INC: Accused of Failure to Pay Minimum Wage
SGB CORPORATION: Violation of Illinois Interest Act Alleged
SONY COMPUTER: 2nd "Removal of OS Option" in PS3 Suit Filed
SONY CORP: Fourteenth Optical Disc Drive Price-Fixing Suit Filed

SPORTIME: Recalls 1,000 TechnoSkin Foam Balls & Soccer
TATA CONSULTANCY: Charged With Failing to Pay Overtime Wages
TOYOTA MOTOR: State Court Suits May Pave Way for MDL Proceeding
WAWANESA GENERAL: Breach of Insurance Contract Alleged
WELLS FARGO: Accused of Misusing Federal TARP Funds

WORLD GYM: Violations of Illinois Physical Fitness Services Act

* Claim Administrator Kurtzman Carson Acquires Rosenthal & Co.

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ADVANTAGE SALES: Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act Alleged
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Isaac Melville, Harold Mansfield, and Peter Mattaroo, on behalf
of themselves and others similarly situated v. Advantage Sales &
Marketing, LLC, Case No. 2010-00365462 (Calif. Super. Ct., Orange
Cty. Apr. 22, 2010), accuses the sales and marketing agency of
failing to compensate its employees for all hours worked,
including site travel wage and overtime compensation, deducting
wages for breaks for less than thirty minutes, failing to
maintain adequate records, depriving its employees compensation
for time spent traveling to and from out of town meetings, and
intentionally failing to pay overtime compensation in the payroll
period in which the work was performed, in violation of the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

The Plaintiffs are all former employees of Advantage, who worked
as retail merchandisers in the various trade channel locations
operated by Advantage, and who were also required to travel to
specific chain stores in the U.S. and its territories.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Douglas N. Silversten, Esq.
          Lauren J. Morrison, Esq.
          KESLUK & SILVERSTEIN, P.C.
          9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 411
          Los Angeles, CA 90069-3309
          Telephone: (310) 273-3180
          E-mail: dsilverstein@californialaborlawattorney.com
                  lmorrison@californialaborlawattorney.com


CALIFORNIA TANNING: Accused of Not Paying for All Hours Worked
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George Cousineau, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. California Tanning Salons, Inc., Case No. BC436669
(Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 28, 2010), accuses the
tanning salon company of failing to compensate workers for all
hours worked and failing to provide meal breaks, in violation of
applicable Industrial Welfare Commission wage orders, the
California Labor Code, and the California Business and
Professions Code.  Mr. Cousineau was employed as a customer
service employee from August 2009 to April 2010.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Miklos Varga, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF MIKLOS VARGA
          15030 Ventura Blvd., Suite 600
          Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
          Telephone: (818) 542-6531
          E-mail: Vargalaw@earthlink.net


COMARCO INC: Recalls 507,000 Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Comarco Inc. of, Lake Forest, Calif., announced a voluntary
recall of about t 507,000 Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters
for Laptops.

Faulty wiring can cause the connector tips to heat and melt the
plastic encasing the connector tips, posing a burn hazard to
consumers.

The firm has received 518 incidents of the connector tips
heating, 53 of which resulted in the melting of the plastic
casings.  Eight consumers have reported a finger tip or hand
burn.  No reports of medical attention were received.

This recall involves the Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for
Laptops.  Only models with the following SKU numbers are affected
by this recall: APA23US-02, APA23US-03, APA23US-04, APA63US-03,
APA63US-04, APM62US-03 and APM62US-04. The SKU number can be
found on the underside of the adapter unit.  Pictures of the
recalled products are available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10214.html

The recalled products were manufactured in China and sold through
WalMart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Amazon.com and other
retailers nationwide from June 2009 through March 2010 for
between $89 and 109 for adapters for wall outlets only and for
between $129 and $149 for adapters for both wall outlets and
car/airplane use.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adapter and
contact Comarco to receive instructions on returning the unit for
a free refurbished replacement.  For additional information,
contact Comarco toll-free at (877) 781-5186 between 7:00 a.m. and
6:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday or visit the
firm's Web site at http://www.regcen.com/comarcorecall/



COOPER LIGHTING: Recalls 5,000 Chain Sets for Megalux Lights
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Cooper Lighting LLC, of Peachtree City, Ga., announced a
voluntary recall of about 5,000 Chain sets sold with Metalux
light fixtures.

An "S" hook on the chain connecting the fixture to the ceiling
can straighten when subjected to high impact forces, resulting in
the light fixture falling.  This poses an injury hazard to
consumers.

The firm has received three reports of light fixtures having one
chain detached or the fixture falling.  No injuries have been
reported.

This recall involves the AYC or HBAYC model chain set for use in
a gymnasium or similar recreational facility with one of the
following Metalux commercial light fixtures: F-Bay HB/2HB; F-Bay
2HBHD; F-Bay HBE; F-Bay HBHT; F-Bay HBI; F-Bay HBL; F-Bay 2HE
Series 2HE; Arctic Bay AB; or Arctic Bay ABI.  Pictures of the
recalled products are available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10213.html

The recalled products were manufactured in United States and sold
through authorized distributors nationwide from May 2006 through
March 2010 for between $1.50 and $3.

Consumers should contact Cooper Lighting immediately for free
replacement "S" hooks for all fixtures located within gymnasiums
and similar recreational facilities.  Maintenance personnel in
these facilities should inspect the fixtures immediately and take
down any units with straightened "S" hooks.  For additional
information, contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 954-7228 between
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at http://www.metalux-lighting.com/


DIRECTV HOME: Labor Code Violations Alleged
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Derek Denbesten, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. DirecTV Home Services, Inc., et al., Case No.
BC436647 (Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 27, 2010),
accuses the satellite service provider of failing to pay the
minimum wage, failing to pay overtime wages, not reimbursing
employees for business expenses incurred, and engaging in
unlawful and unfair business practices.  Mr. Denbesten worked as
an installer for the Defendants in 2007 and 2008.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Timothy J. Donahue, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF TIMOTHY J. DONAHUE
          374 South Glassell St.
          Orange, CA 92866
          Telephone: (714) 289-2445


ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR: Sold Cars Without Air Bags, Suit Claims
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Joe Harris at Courthouse News Service reports that a class action
claims Enterprise Rent-A-Car resold more than 125,000 vehicles
without the advertised side-impact air bags.  "Defendant is
General Motors largest fleet purchaser," according to the
complaint in St. Louis County Court.

Named plaintiffs Timothy Withrow and David Tucker say Enterprise
ordered the vehicles without the side air bags, which are
standard features in those models.

The vehicles include 2006, 2007, 2008 Chevy Impalas; 2008, 2009
Chevy Cobalts; 2009 Chevy Heritage High Roof (HHR); and the 2006
and 2007 Buick LaCrosse, according to the complaint.

"Defendant ordered the vehicle from General Motors requesting
that the standard safety equipment of front and rear side curtain
airbags be deleted," the complaint states.  "General Motors
manufactured and sold the vehicles as fleet vehicles to
Enterprise."

The plaintiffs claim Enterprise marketed the vehicles as having
side air bags.  They say a salvaged 2007 Impala sold to
Enterprise had corrugated plastic where the side air bag should
have been.

The class consists of all people who bought vehicles that were
the appropriate make, year and model from Enterprise that did not
have the standard side air bags.  Automobile dealers, wholesaler
or auctioneers are not included in the class.

The class seeks damages for violations of the Merchandising
Practices Act.

A copy of the Complaint in Withrow, et al. v. Enterprise
Holdings, Inc., et al., Case No. 10SLCC01712 (Mo. Cir. Ct., St.
Louis Cty.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/30/Enterprise.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Fernando Bermudez, Esq.
          GREEN JACOBSON, PC
          7733 Forsyth Blvd.
          St. Louis, MO 63108
          Telephone: 314-862-6800
          E-mail: bermudez@stlouislaw.com

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          Patrick M. Ardis, Esq.
          WOLFF ARDIS P.C.
          5810 Shelby Oaks Dr.
          Memphis, TN 38134
          Telephone: 901-763-3336

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          Anthony J. Majestro, Esq.
          POWELL & MAJESTRO, PLLC
          405 Capitol St., Suite P-1200
          Charleston, WV 25301
          Telephone: 304-346-2889

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          Timothy C. Bailey, Esq.
          BUCCI, BAILEY & JAVINS, L.C.
          P.O. Box 3712
          Charleston, WV 25337
          Telephone: 304-345-0346


ERNST & YOUNG: Sued for Wrongful Termination; Age Discrimination
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Yunjung Gribben, on behalf of herself and others similarly
situated v. Ernst & Young LLP, et al., Case No. 2010-00366679
(Calif. Super. Ct., Orange Cty. Apr. 27, 2010), asserts
violations of Sec. 17200 of the California Bus. & Prof. Code.  
Ms. Gribben also asserts, for herself alone, wrongful
termination, age discrimination, and breach of employment
agreement.  Ms. Gribben demands that the accounting firm reemploy
her at its Irvine offices and that E&Y sever the vague and
ambiguous "conditions precedent" from E&Y's standardized offers
of employment.

On behalf of the class members, Ms. Gribben says that E&Y engaged
in unfair and deceptive business practices by making prospective
student-applicants sign one-sided offers of employment that
locked them into future employment with the accounting firm yet
provided E&Y the flexibility to cancel or revoke their offers of
employment.  

Ms. Gribben believes that her employment with Ernst & Young was
for at least one year based on oral assurances of management, and
that she could not be terminated except for cause and carried out
only in accordance with stated oral and written policies of E&Y.  
But on October 31, 2008, E&Y informed her that her employment
with the Company had been terminated as her position had been
eliminated, which went against public policy and discriminated
against her age (she was 43 when terminated), and based on
deceptive language used by E&Y in her offer of employment.  

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Dale M. Fiola, Esq.
          200 North Harbor Blvd., Suite 217
          Anaheim, CA 92805
          Telephone: (714) 635-7888


FOREVER 21: Charged With Failing to Pay Minimum Wage
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Beatriz Mejia, Sandra Soraida Perez, Mario Carmona, and Nancy
Perez, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated v.
Forever 21, Inc., et al., Case No. BC436575 (Calif. Super. Ct.,
Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 27, 2010), accuses the apparel retail store
owner and its co-Defendants of failing to: (i) pay the minimum
wage, (ii) pay overtime wages, (iii) provide meal and rest
periods, (iv) furnish accurate wage statements, (v) pay all wages
earned on regular paydays, (vi) pay earned wages upon termination
or discharge, and (vii) unfair competition in violation of the
Business & Professions Code Sec. 17200.  The plaintiffs were
formerly employed as full time garment workers at sewing
factories owned by the Defendants.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Ronald W. Makaren, Esq.
          Marni B. Folinsky, Esq.
          MAKAREM & ASSOCIATES, APLC
          11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2440
          Los Angeles, CA 90025-1760
          Telephone: (310) 312-0299
          E-mail: makarem@law-rm.com
                  folinsky@law-rm.com

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          Michael H. Kim, Esq.
          MICHAEL H. KIM, P.C.
          3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 860
          Los Angeles, CA 90010
          Telephone: (213) 639-2900
          E-mail: mkim@mhklawyers.com


GAP INC: Recalls 6,980 Baby Swimsuits
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., announced a voluntary recall
of about 6,500 Baby swimsuits in the United States and 480 in
Canada.  Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The swimsuits have halter straps that were manufactured too short
causing the plastic ring located at the neck of the swimsuit to
press against the child's throat and obstruct the airway.  This
poses a strangulation hazard to the child.

The firm has received two consumer complaints.  No injuries have
been reported.

This recall involves baby swimsuits sold in two styles: number
706260 is blue and white and number 700452 are red and white.  
The style number can be found on the label located on the
swimsuit.  Both swimsuits were sold in infant sizes up to 24
months and are made of a synthetic knit stretch fabric of
polyester and spandex.  The straps are made of the same material
as the body.  Pictures of the recalled products are available at:


     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10215.html

The recalled products were manufactured in Indonesia and China
and sold through the babyGap, GapKids, Gap, Gap Outlet stores
nationwide and online at http://www.gap.com/from February 2010  
through April 2010 for between $17 and $20.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled swimsuits away
from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full
refund.  Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.  For
additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704
between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through
Friday, and Saturday between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., visit the
firm's website at http://www.gap.com/or email Gap at  
custserv@gap.com


GOLDMAN SACHS: Wolf Popper Files Optionholder Suit in S.D.N.Y.
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Wolf Popper LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Goldman
Sachs Group, Inc. and certain of its senior officers in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of
investors who purchased Goldman securities between August 5,
2009, and April 16, 2010.  

The Complaint includes claims on behalf of those investors who
purchased call options or sold put options, or who acquired
Goldman common stock pursuant to option trades.  The case has
been assigned Civil Action No. 10-3595.

In 2008, the SEC began investigating Goldman for its role in a
synthetic mortgage-based securities transaction, called "Abacus."  
In Abacus, Goldman partnered with a hedge fund that wanted to
short mortgage-related securities.  Goldman structured a
transaction where the hedge fund participated in selecting the
mortgage products that Abacus's performance was based on, knowing
the hedge fund would be "short" Abacus and was motivated to
include the mortgage products it believed would perform most
poorly.  Goldman then sold Abacus without disclosing the hedge
fund's role to investors.

The following year, the SEC issued a Wells Notice indicating its
intention to recommend that formal charges be filed against
Goldman in connection with the Abacus transaction.  This
information was not disclosed to shareholders, who were
consistently told instead that Goldman was committed to serving
the interests of its clients and the importance of Goldman's
reputation as a client-focused firm.

On April 16, 2010, the market learned about Goldman's misconduct
in the Abacus transaction when the SEC filed a civil fraud suit.  
Upon learning of this news, Goldman stock immediately plummeted
nearly 13%, declining from its April 15, 2010 closing price of
$184.27 per share, to close at $160.70 per share on April 16,
2010.  Goldman common stock fell an additional $15.04 on April
30, 2010 in response to investor concerns about the potential
criminality of Goldman's misconduct.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court
no later than June 25, 2010.  Investors in Goldman securities are
urged to speak with:

          Robert Plosky, Esq.
          WOLF POPPER LLP
          845 Third Avenue
          New York, New York 10022
          Telephone: 877.370.7703
          E-mail: irrep@wolfpopper.com


LEGACY INC: Breach of Housing Contract; Sexual Harassment Alleged
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Brigitte Bedi, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated
v. The Legacy at Westwood, et al., Case No. BC436586 (Calif.  
Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 26, 2010), accuses the
apartment complex owner of failing to provide proper security and
valet services, and failing to keep the complex in proper working
order; discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment in the
work place; and breach of contract of employment.  Ms. Bedi says
that in 2003 she and her two young daughters became tenants at an
apartment complex located at 10833 Wilshire Blvd., in Los
Angeles, which is owned and operated by Legacy, and that
afterwards she was employed by Legacy to teach Yoga classes at
the apartment complex.  Ms. Bedi says that within one year of her
filing of a complaint with the Department of Fair Housing, she
experienced unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances from her
supervisor who is a manager and director of Legacy.  Ms. Bedi
alleges that she reported these sexual advances to her
supervisor's supervisor, who failed to investigate.  Ms. Bedi
adds that in retaliation for her opposition and objection to its
illegal practices, Legacy attempted to evict her, claiming she
had not paid her rental when in fact, she had paid by check, but
the check was not negotiated.  The eviction lawsuit went to
trial, and the Court ruled in her favor.  Ms. Bedi says these
illegal practices also included making her work without
compensation, not providing her breaks, not providing appropriate
sick or vacation leaves, and other wage and hour and other labor
code violations.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Steven L. Zelig, Esq.
          BRENTWOOD LEGAL SERVICES, LLP
          11661 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 1015
          Los Angeles, CA 90049
          Telephone: (310) 442-6042


RUE21 INC: Accused of Failure to Pay Minimum Wage
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Beatriz Mejia and Marta Ruiz, on behalf of themselves and others
similarly situated v. Rue21, Inc., et al., Case No. BC436574
(Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 27, 2010), accuses the
specialty discount retailer of casual apparel and its co-
Defendants of failure to: (i) pay the minimum wage, (ii) pay
overtime wages, (iii) provide meal and rest periods, (iv) furnish
accurate wage statements, (v) pay all wages earned on regular
paydays, (vi) pay earned wages upon termination or discharge, and
(vii) unfair competition in violation of the Business &
Professions Code Sec. 17200.  The Plaintiffs currently work as
full-time garment workers at sewing factories in Los Angeles
owned by the Defendants.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Ronald W. Makaren, Esq.
          Marni B. Folinsky, Esq.
          MAKAREM & ASSOCIATES, APLC
          11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2440
          Los Angeles, CA 90025-1760
          Telephone: (310) 312-0299
          E-mail: makarem@law-rm.com
                  folinsky@law-rm.com

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          Michael H. Kim, Esq.
          MICHAEL H. KIM, P.C.
          3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 860
          Los Angeles, CA 90010
          Telephone: (213) 639-2900
          E-mail: mkim@mhklawyers.com  


SGB CORPORATION: Violation of Illinois Interest Act Alleged
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Brian Urbanowski, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated v. SGB Corporation, Case No. 2010-CH-18158  (Ill. Cir.
Ct. Apr. 27, 2010), asserts violations of the Illinois Interest
Act, the Illinois Promissory Note and Bank Holiday Act, the
Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, and
Illinois common law.  Mr. Urbanowski says the mortgage lending
company charged interest rates exceeding the amount he would have
paid if the interest had been calculated at the "per annum"
basis, which is defined as a calendar year of 12 months under
Illinois law.  Specifically, Mr. Urbanowski alleges that SGB
charged him 1.4% more than it should have.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel M. Starr, Esq.
          Michael J. Zink, Esq.
          STARR & ROWELLS
          35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1870
          Chicago, IL 60601
          Telephone: (312) 346-9420


SONY COMPUTER: 2nd "Removal of OS Option" in PS3 Suit Filed
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Jason Baker, Sean Bosquett, Frank Bachman, Paul Graham, and Paul
Vannatta, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated  
v. Sony Computer Entertainment, LLC, Case No. 10-cv-01897 (N.D.
Calif. Apr. 30, 2010), accuses the Sony Computer Entertainment,
Inc. (Japan) subsidiary and successor to Sony Computer
Entertainment America, Inc., of intentionaly disabling valuable
functions of its PlayStation video game console ("PS3"),
including the "Install Other Other OS" option, for which
purchasers paid a "fat" price over other gaming consoles, in
breach of its contract with its PS3 customers, and in violation
of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Unfair
Competition Law.

On April 1, 2010, Sony announced that it was removing the "Other
OS" capability of the original PS3s with its Firmware 3.21, a new
system software update for the PS3 system, allegedly due to
"security concerns".  Sony claims that disabling the "Other OS"
feature will help ensure that "PS3 owners will continue to have
access to the broad range of gaming and entertainment from SCE
and its content partners on a more secure system."  The lawsuit
claims  that PS3 owners who decide to keep their other operating
system and home computer feature but opt against the purchase of
the Firmware 3.21, won't be able to play new games, upcoming Blu-
rays, and access PlayStation Network games.  

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Charles S. Bishop, Esq.
          CONNOR & BISHOP
          44 Montgomery St., Suite 1750
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 434-3006
          E-mail: cbishop@connbish.com

Coverage of Kennedy v. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.,
Case No. 10-cv-01811 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action
Reporter on Mon., May 3, 2010.  


SONY CORP: Fourteenth Optical Disc Drive Price-Fixing Suit Filed
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Gregory Sinigiani, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. Sony Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-01847 (N.D.
Calif. Apr. 29, 2010), accuses the multinational conglomerate of
conspiring to fix the price of optical disc drive products sold
in the United States, resulting to inflated prices for optical
disc drive products in the market, in violation of state
antitrust and consumer protection laws.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mario N. Alioto, Esq.
          Lauren C. Russell, Esq.
          TRUMP, ALIOTO, TRUMP & PRESCOTT, LLP
          2280 Union St.
          San Francisco, CA 94123
          Telephone: (415) 563-7200
          E-mail: malioto@tatp.com
                  laurenrussell@tatp.com

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          Joseph M. Patane, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH M. PATANE
          2280 Union St.
          San Francisco, CA 94123
          Telephone: (415) 563-7200
          E-mail: jpatane@tatp.com

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          Lawrence G. Papale, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE G. PAPALE
          1308 Main St., Suite 117
          St. Helena, CA 94574
          Telephone: (707) 963-1704
          E-mail: lgpapale@papalelaw.com

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          Sherman Kassof, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF SHERMAN KASSOF
          954 Risa Road, Suite B
          Lafayette, CA 94549
          Telephone: (510) 652-2554
          E-mail: heevay@att.net

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          Robert G. Methvin, Jr., Esq.
          Philip W. McCallum, Esq.
          James Terrell, Esq.
          McCALLUM, METHVIN & TERRELL, P.C.
          2201 Arlington Avenue South
          Birmingham, AL 35305
          Telephone: (205) 939-0199
          E-mail: Rgm@mmlaw.net
                  pwm@mmlaw.net
                  rem@mmlaw.net

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          Shawn A. Taylor, Esq.
          SHAWN TAYLOR PLLC
          120 Capitol Street
          P.O. Box 2132
          Charleston, WV 25328
          Telephone: (304) 345-5959
          E-mail: shawn@taylorlawfirm.net

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          Jeff Crabtree, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF JEFF CRABTREE
          820 Mililani St., Suite 701
          Honolulu, HI 96813
          Telephone: (808) 536-6260
          E-mail: lawyer@consumerlaw.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;
coverage of Daley v. Sony Optiarc, Inc., et al., Case No.
10-cv-01727 (N.D. Calif.), appeared in the Class Action Reporter
on Wed., Apr. 28, 2010; and coverage of Corse v. Sony
Corporation, et al., Case No. 10-cv-01834 (N.D. Calif.), appeared
in the Class Action Reporter on May 4, 2010.


SPORTIME: Recalls 1,000 TechnoSkin Foam Balls & Soccer
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Sportime, of Norcross, Ga., announced a voluntary recall of about
1,000 TechnoSkin Foam Balls and Sportime TechStitched Soccer
Balls.  Consumers should stop using the product immediately
unless otherwise instructed.

Surface paints on the sports balls contain excessive levels of
lead which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

No injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recall involves the following SchoolSmart TechnoSkin Coated
Foam Balls and TechStitched Soccer Balls.  The TechnoSkin Foam
Balls measure between 2-3/4 and 8-1/4 inches in diameter.  The
Sportime TechStitched Soccer Ball is a standard size soccer ball.  
Pictures of the recalled products are available at:

     http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10734.html

The recalled products were manufactured in China and sold through
sportime's catalog and on the firm's website
http://www.schoolspecialty.com/from December 2006 through August  
2009 for between $28 and $110 per set.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from
children and contact Sportime for instructions to receive a full
refund or replacement product.  For more information, contact
Sportime toll-free at (888) 388-3224 anytime, visit the firm's
website at http://www.schoolspecialty.com/or email the firm at  
CustomerCare@schoolspecialty.com


TATA CONSULTANCY: Charged With Failing to Pay Overtime Wages
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Harsha Guljar, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated
v. Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Case No. 2010-00365905
(Calif. Super. Ct., Orange Cty. Apr. 23, 2010), accuses the
Mumbai, India-based information technology services company of
failing to pay overtime compensation and failing to provide
accurate itemized wage statements, in violation of the California
Labor Code, and unfair competition, in violation of California
Bus. & Prof. Code Sec. 17200.  Mr. Gujjar was employed by Tata as
an IT analyst from April 2008 through November 2009.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Norman B. Blumenthal, Esq.
          Kyle R. Nordrehaug, Esq.
          Aparajit Bhowmik, Esq.
          BLUMENTHAL, NORDREHAUG & BHOWMIK
          2255 Calle Clara
          La Jolla, CA 92037
          Telephone: (858) 551-1223

               - and -

          Walter Haines, Esq.
          UNITED EMPLOYEES LAW GROUP
          65 Pine Ave., Suite 312
          Long Beach, CA 90802
          Telephone: (562) 256-1047


TOYOTA MOTOR: State Court Suits May Pave Way for MDL Proceeding
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Amanda Bronstad at The National Law Journal reports that Toyota
Motor Corp.'s legal problems aren't limited to the federal
multidistrict litigation over unintended acceleration of its
vehicles. Scores of lawsuits are working their way through state
courts across the nation, and some of those cases could pave the
road for the MDL.

The first hearing in the MDL won't take place until later this
month, but some lawyers with cases pending in various state
courts already have begun deposing Toyota executives.

Many of the state court suits were filed more than a year ago
and, having progressed farther in the court system, might provide
some guidance on discovery issues and depositions of Toyota
executives that could prove helpful in the MDL or in other cases.

"I would anticipate there are some state court cases that will
possibly go to trial well in advance of the MDL," said:

          Donald H. Slavik, Esq.
          HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER, S.C.
          777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2300
          Milwaukee, WI 53202
          Telephone: 414-271-0900
          E-mail: slavik@habush.com

a plaintiffs attorney with personal injury suits in state courts
across the country. "In fact, if anything, they're probably
leading along the MDL in that a lot of the stuff that comes out
of the state court cases will probably be used by the MDL."

The sharing of resources could prove limited, however.
"Sometimes, this MDL stuff can drag out and take a long time,"
said:

          R. Graham Esdale, Jr., Esq.
          BEASLEY, ALLEN, CROW, METHVIN, PORTIS & MILES
          218 Commerce Street
          Montgomery, AL 36104
          Telephone: 800-898-2034
          E-mail: graham.esdale@beasleyallen.com

"If you've got people injured and hurt, it's not fair to have
them sit for years and years because this has turned into a big,
complex litigation."

                     DEPOSING TOYOTA EXECUTIVES

The automaker has recalled more than 8 million vehicles for
acceleration problems. On April 19, the company agreed to pay a
record $16.4 million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. The agency found that Toyota waited four months
to report sudden-acceleration defects in its vehicles.

Toyota has removed many of the state court actions to federal
court, where they have been folded into the MDL, which
encompasses nearly 200 lawsuits.  The MDL is being heard by a
federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif.

Lawyers with Toyota suits are watching a case in Michigan's
Genesee County Circuit Court filed on behalf of a woman who died
two years ago when her Toyota Camry suddenly accelerated to 80
miles per hour.  Plaintiffs attorneys have deposed some Toyota
officials, including Christopher Santucci, a former NHTSA
official who recently joined Toyota's regulatory affairs
department.  They have subpoenaed two more senior executives:
James Lentz, president and chief operating officer of Toyota
Motor Sales USA Inc., and Yoshimi Inaba, president and chief
operating officer of Toyota Motor North America, Toyota's
highest-ranking executive in the United States.

In court documents, Toyota has sought a protective order to
prevent the two from being deposed because they lacked firsthand
knowledge of the facts in the case. On March 8, a judge ordered
that the depositions should go forward. Toyota has appealed that
order to the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Lawyers representing Toyota in the cases did not respond to
requests for comment. A spokeswoman for Toyota, Celeste Migliore,
said in e-mailed statement: "We are confident that we have acted
appropriately with respect to product liability litigation and
our discovery practices."

Depositions in the Michigan case could be useful for lawyers in
the MDL, sai:

          Eric B. Snyder, Esq.
          BAILEY & GLASSER LLP
          Charleston, W.Va.
          209 Capitol Street
          Charleston, WV 25301
          Telephone: 304-345-6555
          E-mail: esnyder@baleyglasser.com

co-counsel in the case. "Obviously, we don't want people
reinventing the wheel if they don't have to," he said.

One lawyer following the Michigan case is Mr. Esdale.  He has a
pending suit in Oklahoma County, Okla., District Court against
Toyota on behalf of a woman whose passenger was killed more than
two years ago when the accelerator pedal of her Toyota
malfunctioned. He said he anticipated using the depositions of
Toyota executives in the Michigan case. "If the questions are
good, and the answers fit the facts of sudden acceleration,
somebody can take one good deposition of a corporate executive
and it can be used in all cases if they're speaking on behalf of
the company," Mr. Esdale said.

Another lawyer following the Michigan case is Mr. Slavik, who is
scheduling depositions of Toyota executives on behalf of a man
whose Toyota suddenly accelerated while at a parking lot along an
ocean-side bluff in Pismo Beach, Calif. The car plummeted 70 feet
into the Pacific Ocean, killing the man's wife. "To the extent my
work in the state court cases can aid in moving the MDL along as
fast as possible, and as efficiently as possible, I'm happy to
participate and help on that," he said.

Lawyers on both sides of the MDL are expected to conduct their
own discovery down the line, said:

          Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., Esq.
          BECNEL LAW FIRM, L.L.C.
          P.O. Drawer H
          106 W. Seventh St.
          Reserve, LA 70084
          Telephone: 985-536-1186
          E-mail: reserve@becnellaw.com

who has applied to be co-lead counsel in the MDL. "Not that you
plough the same ground, but we would cover some things we think
he missed," he said, referring to Snyder's deposition of Santucci
as an example.

And on the state court side, some lawyers expect little to come
out of the MDL that could help their cases, most of which are
personal injury or wrongful death cases that rely on individual
facts and circumstances. The MDL largely involves class actions
filed on behalf of consumers seeking economic damages to
compensate for the reduced value of their recalled vehicles.

A lawyer who filed a suit on behalf of four businessmen who were
injured in February while traveling in a recalled Toyota on a
business trip in Michigan:

          Vuk S. Vujasinovic, Esq.
          VUJASINOVIC & BECKCOM PLLC
          1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 1020
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: 713-224-7800
          E-mail: vuk@vbattorneys.com

said he didn't want to be limited in what experts he could hire
or what discovery he could conduct -- as would be the case in an
MDL. "If I'm going to sink $1 million or more into a case, I
don't want to be in the backseat," he said.


WAWANESA GENERAL: Breach of Insurance Contract Alleged
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Andre Karabedian, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. Wawanesa General Insurance Company and Wawanesa
Mutual Insurance Company, Case No. BC436522 (Calif. Super. Ct.,
Los Angeles Cty. Apr. 26, 2010), accuses Wawanesa of failing to
pay car insurance benefits for all items of damage, including
gasoline remaining in the fuel tank, when an automobile insured
by it suffers a total loss, in spite of the fact that this is
covered under its policies, in breach of its automobile insurance
contract and of the implied covenant of good faith and fair
dealing, and in violation of California Bus. & Prof. Code Sec.
17200.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Brian S. Kabateck, Esq.
          Joshua H. Haffner, Esq.
          KABATECK BROWN KELLNER LLP
          644 South Figueroa St.
          Los Angeles, CA 90017
          Telephone: (213) 217-5000          


WELLS FARGO: Accused of Misusing Federal TARP Funds
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Bruce W. Nickerson, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. Wells Fargo Bank, et al., Case No. 10-cv-
01889 (N.D. Calif. Apr. 30, 2010), accuses Wells Fargo of
violating the TARP Act by negotiating in bad faith with persons
seeking to re-negotiate their mortgages.  Mr. Nickerson also
accuses the Lucas Law Firm of legal malpactrice and fraudulent
misrepresentation.  

Mr. Nickerson says that Wells Fargo never intended to use TARP
Funds to aid homeowners in re-negotiating their mortgages, and
therefore this constituted a misuse by Wells Fargo of Federal
Funds received under the TARP Program.  The Lucas Law Firm, Mr.
Nickerson says, misrepresented in its advertisements that there
was a greater probability that a successful renegotiation of
their mortgages could be achieved if their law firm was hired,
when in fact homeowners were just as likely to be denied a
renegotiation as was the Lucas Law Firm.  

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          A. Stephanie Loftin, Esq.
          LONG BEACH LAW, INC.
          3233 East Broadway
          Long Beach, CA 90803-5817
          Telephone: (562) 621-6300


WORLD GYM: Violations of Illinois Physical Fitness Services Act
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Arthur Izak-Damiecki, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. World Gym International, LLC and Zone Fitness, Inc.
d/b/a World Gym, Case No. 2010-CH-18845 (Ill. Cir. Ct., Cook Cty.
Apr. 30, 2010), asserts violations of the Illinois Physical
Fitness Services Act.  Mr. Izak-Damiecki says on Oct. 23, 2007,
he entered into a retail installment contract with Zone Fitness
for membership privileges at the Work Gym location at 100 South
Wacker Drive in Chicago.  The provision of his contract of
membership provides that the membership was for 2 years and 3
months.  Mr. Izak-Damiecki made a down payment of $150, and
financed the balance of $1,350 of his membership fee, payable
monthly at $50 each for 27 months.  But upon renewal of his
membership contract on January 1, 2010, Mr. Izak-Damiecki says he
was required to pay $45 per month or $486 per year -- and those
fees don't meet the statutory requirements under the IPFSA.  Mr.
Izak-Demiecki says he and similarly situated individuals are
entitled to damages for World Gym's IPFSA violations.  

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Thomas A. Zimmerman, Jr., Esq.
          Adam M. Tamburelli, Esq.
          ZIMMERMAN LAW OFFICES, P.C.
          100 West Monroe St., Suite 1300
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 440-0020
          E-mail: tom@attorneyzim.com


* Claim Administrator Kurtzman Carson Acquires Rosenthal & Co.
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Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, a Computershare company, has
acquired the business of Rosenthal & Company.  Rosenthal &
Company, located in Novato, Calif., specializes in administering
class action settlements related to employment, insurance,
finance, securities, antitrust and consumer litigation.

"The acquisition of Rosenthal & Company is an important step
forward in the company's overall growth strategy," said Jon Orr,
KCC's President.  "With the expansion of KCC Class Action
Services, earlier this year, this acquisition further positions
KCC as a premier provider of settlement administration services."

In the months ahead, KCC will integrate Rosenthal & Company's
operations into its own to continue to build on the companies'
successes in settlement administration. Today, KCC Class Action
Services include pre-settlement consulting, class member
management, legal notification, call center support, claims
administration as well as disbursement and tax reporting.

"We recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary of serving the
class action market," said Dan Rosenthal, Rosenthal & Company's
Founder. "I look forward to unifying KCC's premier brand in the
legal sector with our experience of administering 800 class
action settlements and notice procedures, with an aggregate
settlement amount of $2 billion."

                            About KCC

Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC -- http://www.kccllc.com/-- a  
Computershare company, provides administrative-support services
that help legal professionals realize time and cost efficiencies.
With an integrated suite of corporate restructuring, class action
and legal document management solutions, KCC alleviates the
administrative challenges of today's legal processes and
procedures. KCC has gained client and industry recognition for
its industry expertise, professional-level client service and
proprietary technologies.

                  About Computershare Limited

Computershare (ASX: CPU) http://www-us.computershare.com/-- is a  
global market leader in transfer agency and share registration,
employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder
communications. We also specialize in corporate trust services,
tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of
other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in
data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and
stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organizations
use these core competencies to help maximize the value of
relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members
and customers.  Computershare is represented in all major
financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, contact:

          Kerry Anderson
          Kurtzman Carson Consultants
          Telephone: 310-741-0714
          E-mail: kanderson@kccllc.com

               - and -  

          Juliet Babros
          Kurtzman Carson Consultants
          Telephone: 310-751-1501
          E-mail: jbabros@kccllc.com

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