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              Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Vol. 15, No. 104

                             Headlines


3M COMPANY: Suit by Ex-Employee Over Perfluorochemicals Remains
3M COMPANY: Court Abates Suit by Franklin County, Ala. Resident
3M COMPANY: July 2013 Hearing Set Over Settlement
ACTAVIS: Directors Reject Mylan's $15BB Cash & Stock Deal Offer
ALLIANT ENERGY: Oral Arguments Held in Settlement of ERISA Suit

AMERICAN INT'L: Court Narrows 2008 Securities Suit
AMERICAN INT'L: N.Y. ERISA Lawsuit Now in Discovery
AMERICAN INT'L: Canadian Securities Suit Remains Stayed
AMERICAN INT'L: Two Classes Certified in SICO Treasury Action
AMERICAN INT'L: $725MM Accord Reached in 2004 Securities Suit

AMERICAN INT'L: NJ Court Allows Distribution of Settlement Fund
AMERICAN INT'L: No Discovery Yet in Suit Over Caremark Deal
AMERICAN INT'L: 7th Circuit Upholds RICO Suit Settlement
AMYRIS INC: Lied Over Biofene Commercial Production, Suit Says
APPLE INC: Faces Class Action Over Defective iPhone4 Power Button

APPLE INC: Nov. 7 Hearing in Privacy Class Suit
APPLEBEE'S: Faces Overtime Class Action
ASIAINFOLINKAGE: Being Sold for Too Little to CITIC, Suit Claims
AT&T: Judge Approves Labor Case Settlement
ATLAS AIR: Polar Air Cargo Named as Defendant in Antitrust Suit

ATP OIL: Scott+Scott Law Firm Files Class Action in Louisiana
BARCLAYS PLC: Judge Tosses Securities Fraud Class Suit Over LIBOR
BAYER AG: Ontario Court Certifies Yaz & Yasmin Class Action
BEAZER HOMES: Settles Lawsuit Over "Defective" Drywall
BMC SOFTWARE: Being Sold for Too Little, Suit Claims

BMW AG: Faces Class Action Over Premature Cracking in Z4 Cars
CAPITAL ONE: Faces Class Action Over Defrauding Customers
CASH STORE: Corrects Accrual for BC Class Action Settlement Costs
CATHOLIC HEALTH: Faces Suit Over Underfunding Retirement Plans
CHICAGO: Face Class Action for Shutting Down 53 Elem. Schools

CHURCH & DWIGHT: Motions to Junk Nevada Suit Over Deodorant Ad
CIGNA CORPORATION: Still Faces Amara ERISA Violation Suit
CIGNA CORPORATION: Plaintiffs Can't Appeal Denial of Class Cert.
DRIL-QUIP INC: Continues to Face Suit Over Deepwater Horizon
ECOLAB INC: Continues to Face, Settle Wage Hour Claims

ECOLAB INC: Nalco Still Faces Claims Over COREXIT Dispersant
ECOLAB INC: "B3" Complaint v. Nalco Dismissed With Prejudice
ECOLAB INC: Medical Benefits Settlement in MDL 2179 Approved
ECOLAB INC: "Franks" Suit Stayed After MDL 2179 Settlement
ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL: May Hearing on Motion to Junk Stock Suit

EURONET WORLDWIDE: Vigorously Defending Wage & Hour Suit
FACEBOOK INC: Sponsored Stories Settlement Ruling Set This Month
GENESIS HEALTHCARE: Godfrey & Kahn Discusses Supreme Court Ruling
GENWORTH HOLDINGS: Riddle RESPA Lawsuit in Limited Discovery
GYMBOREE CORPORATION: Pays Out Fees, Expenses in Merger Suit

HARBOR EXPRESS: Faces Class Action for Misclassifying Drivers
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: "Kim" Securities Suit in D.C. Still Open
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: Still Faces "Russell" ERISA Lawsuit
HARVEST NATURAL: Faces Consolidated Stock Suit in Texas
ICAHN ENTERPRISES: Suit by Dynegy Shareholders in Abeyance

ITT CORP: Sues Insurer for Asbestos Coverage
INCYTE CORPORATION: Sued in Delaware Over Launch of JAKAFI
INTERMEC INC: Plaintiffs Failed to Stop Honeywell Deal in March
MONSANTO CO: Countryside Organics Awaits Ruling in Patent Case
MOODY'S CORP: Oral Arguments Proceed in N.Y. Stock Suit

MOODY'S CORP: Fraud Claims Trial in Cheyne SIV Suit This Month
MOODY'S CORP: Has Confidential Deal With Rhinebridge Plaintiffs
MYLAN SPECIALTY: Indemnified for Claims in Drug Pricing Suit
PROVIDENCE HEALTH: Sued Over Refusal to Cover Autism ABA Therapy
QUESTOR PHARMACEUTICALS: To Seek Dismissal of "Norton" Suit

QUESTOR PHARMACEUTICALS: State Derivative Lawsuit Stayed
REDFLEX TRAFFIC: Issued Illegal Tickets to Drivers, Suit Says
SANDISK CORP: Wants Ritz Trustee as Substitute Plaintiff
SANDISK CORP: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of Antitrust Suit
SEMPRA ENERGY: Cleared by Regulatory Report in 2011 Power Outage

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES: AirTran Continues to Face Antitrust Suit
STILLWATER MINING: Faces "Jurgelewicz" Shareholder Lawsuit
STILLWATER MINING: Faces "Casey" Shareholder Lawsuit
STRAYER EDUCATION: Plaintiffs' Deadline to Appeal Ruling Lapses
TOYS "R" US: Settlement in Consumer Suit Vacated; Case Remanded

TREX COMPANY: Continues to Face Suit Over "Defective" Products
UNITED PARCEL: Ontario Suit Over Brokerage Service Continues
UNITED PARCEL: Still Faces Price-Fixing Suit in N.Y. Court
UNITED PARCEL: Settles Suit Over Rebranding of Store Franchises
UNITED STATES: Pickens Doodle Line Landowners Seek Compensation

UNUM LIFE: Trial Set for ERISA Suit by Insurance Beneficiaries
VOLTAGE PICTURES: Judge Dismisses Reverse Copyright Class Action

* Farella Discusses CIPA Prohibition on Customer Service Calls
* Supreme Court Set to Weigh on Split in Suits v. LCD Makers


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3M COMPANY: Suit by Ex-Employee Over Perfluorochemicals Remains
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A case against 3M Company over alleged property damage from
exposure to certain perfluorochemicals in Alabama remains stayed,
according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

A former employee filed a purported class action lawsuit in 2002
in the Circuit Court of Morgan County, Alabama seeking unstated
damages and alleging that the plaintiffs suffered fear, increased
risk, subclinical injuries, and property damage from exposure to
certain perfluorochemicals at or near the Company's Decatur,
Alabama, manufacturing facility.

The Circuit Court in 2005 granted the Company's motion to dismiss
the named plaintiff's personal injury-related claims on the basis
that such claims are barred by the exclusivity provisions of the
state's Workers Compensation Act.

The plaintiffs' counsel filed an amended complaint in November
2006, limiting the case to property damage claims on behalf of a
purported class of residents and property owners in the vicinity
of the Decatur plant.

Also, in 2005, the judge in a second purported class action
lawsuit (filed by three residents of Morgan County, Alabama,
seeking unstated compensatory and punitive damages involving
alleged damage to their property from emissions of certain
perfluorochemical compounds from the Company's Decatur, Alabama,
manufacturing facility that formerly manufactured those compounds)
granted the Company's motion to abate the case, effectively
putting the case on hold pending the resolution of class
certification issues in the first action described above filed in
the same court in 2002.

Despite the stay, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint seeking
damages for alleged personal injuries and property damage on
behalf of the named plaintiffs and the members of a purported
class. No further action in the case is expected unless and until
the stay is lifted.


3M COMPANY: Court Abates Suit by Franklin County, Ala. Resident
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The Morgan County Circuit Court abated a case against 3M Company
over its use of perfluorochemicals, putting it on hold pending the
resolution of the class certification issues in the first case
filed there, according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended March 1, 2013.

A former 3M employee filed a purported class action lawsuit in
2002 in the Circuit Court of Morgan County, Alabama seeking
unstated damages and alleging that the plaintiffs suffered fear,
increased risk, subclinical injuries, and property damage from
exposure to certain perfluorochemicals at or near the Company's
Decatur, Alabama, manufacturing facility.

In February 2009, a resident of Franklin County, Alabama, filed a
purported class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Franklin
County seeking compensatory damages and injunctive relief based on
the application by the Decatur utility's wastewater treatment
plant of wastewater treatment sludge to farmland and grasslands in
the state that allegedly contain PFOA, PFOS and other
perfluorochemicals.

The named defendants in the case include 3M, its subsidiary Dyneon
LLC, Daikin America, Inc., Synagro-WWT, Inc., Synagro South, LLC
and Biological Processors of America. The named plaintiff seeks to
represent a class of all persons within the State of Alabama who
have had PFOA, PFOS and other perfluorochemicals released or
deposited on their property.

In March 2010, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the case
transferred from Franklin County to Morgan County. In May 2010,
consistent with its handling of the other matters, the Morgan
County Circuit Court abated this case, putting it on hold pending
the resolution of the class certification issues in the first case
filed there.


3M COMPANY: July 2013 Hearing Set Over Settlement
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A final approval hearing is scheduled for July 2013 in the
settlement of a suit against 3M Company over its acquisition of
Ceradyne, Inc., according to 3M's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended March 1, 2013.



In October 2012, four plaintiffs filed purported class actions
against Ceradyne, Inc., its directors, 3M and Cyborg Acquisition
Corporation (a direct wholly owned subsidiary of 3M) in connection
with 3M's proposed acquisition of Ceradyne.

Two suits were filed in California Superior Court for Orange
County and two were filed in the Delaware Chancery Court. The
suits alleged that the defendants breached and/or aided and
abetted the breach of their fiduciary duties to Ceradyne by
seeking to sell Ceradyne through an allegedly unfair process and
for an unfair price and on unfair terms, and/or by allegedly
failing to make adequate disclosures to Ceradyne stockholders
regarding the acquisition of Ceradyne. 3M completed its
acquisition of Ceradyne in November 2012.

In November 2012, the parties reached a settlement with the
California plaintiffs for an amount that is not material to the
Company, while the Delaware plaintiffs dismissed their complaints
without prejudice. The settlement will bind all former Ceradyne
shareholders and has received preliminary approval from the
California court. A final approval hearing is scheduled for July
2013.


ACTAVIS: Directors Reject Mylan's $15BB Cash & Stock Deal Offer
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Courthouse News Service reports that overpaid directors at Actavis
rejected Mylan's $15 billion offer to buy Actavis for $120 a share
in a cash and stock deal, shareholders claim in Clark County
Court.


ALLIANT ENERGY: Oral Arguments Held in Settlement of ERISA Suit
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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments and has
not yet issued its final decision in the settlement of a suit over
Alliant Energy Cash Balance Pension Plan, according to Alliant
Energy Corporation's May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

In February 2008, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the
Plan in the Court. The complaint alleged that certain Plan
participants who received distributions prior to their normal
retirement age did not receive the full benefit to which they were
entitled in violation of ERISA because the Plan applied an
improper interest crediting rate to project the cash balance
account to their normal retirement age.

These Plan participants were limited to individuals who, prior to
normal retirement age, received a lump-sum distribution or an
annuity payment. The Court originally certified two subclasses of
plaintiffs that in aggregate include all persons vested or
partially vested in the Plan who received these distributions from
January 1, 1998 to August 17, 2006 including: (1) persons who
received distributions from January 1, 1998 through February 28,
2002; and (2) persons who received distributions from
March 1, 2002 to August 17, 2006.

In June 2010, the Court issued an opinion and order that granted
the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment on liability. In
December 2010, the Court issued an opinion and order that decided
the interest crediting rate that the Plan used to project the cash
balance accounts of the plaintiffs during the class period should
have been 8.2% and that a pre-retirement mortality discount would
not be applied to the damages calculation.

In May 2011, the Plan was amended and the Plan subsequently made
approximately $10 million in additional payments in 2011 to
certain former participants in the Plan. This amendment was
required based on an agreement Alliant Energy reached with the
Internal Revenue Service, which resulted in a favorable
determination letter for the Plan in 2011.

In November 2011, plaintiffs filed a motion for leave to file a
supplemental complaint to assert that the 2011 amendment to the
Plan was itself an ERISA violation. In March 2012, the Plan and
the plaintiffs each filed motions for summary judgment related to
the supplemental complaint, and the plaintiffs filed a motion for
class certification, seeking to amend the class definition and for
appointment of class representatives and class counsel.

In July 2012, the Court issued an opinion and order granting
plaintiffs' motion for class certification, but only as to the
interest crediting rate and the pre-retirement mortality discount
claims of lump-sum recipients. As a result of the opinion and
order, two new subclasses were certified in lieu of the prior
subclass certification.

Subclass A involves persons who received a lump-sum distribution
between January 1, 1998 and August 17, 2006 and who received an
interest crediting rate of less than 8.2% under the Plan as
amended in May 2011. Subclass B involves persons who received a
lump-sum distribution between January 1, 1998 and August 17, 2006
and who would have received a larger benefit under the Plan as
amended in May 2011 if a pre-retirement mortality discount had not
been applied. In the opinion and order the Court then granted
plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment as to the two subclasses,
and denied as moot the parties' motions for summary judgment with
respect to issues beyond the two subclasses.

In August 2012, as amended in September 2012, the Court entered a
final judgment for the two subclasses in the total amount of $18.7
million. The judgment amount includes pre-judgment interest
through July 2012 and takes into account the approximate $10
million of additional benefits paid by the Plan following the Plan
amendment in 2011.

In September 2012, the Plan appealed the judgment, and the
interlocutory orders that led to the judgment, to the Seventh
Circuit Court of Appeals. In November 2012, the Plan filed its
opening brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in which
it seeks to reverse all or part of the judgment. In April 2013,
the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments and has
not yet issued its final decision.

The judgment discussed above did not address any award for
plaintiffs' attorney's fees or costs. In September 2012, the
plaintiffs filed a motion with the Court for payment of
plaintiffs' attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $9.6
million, of which $4.3 million was requested to be paid out of the
common fund awarded to the two subclasses in the September 2012
judgment.

In February 2013, the Court awarded plaintiffs' attorney's fees
and costs in the amount of $6.4 million. The Court ordered that
all of the fees and costs be paid from the $18.7 million judgment
previously awarded and not be in addition to that judgment.

Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL have not recognized any material loss
contingency amounts for the final judgment of damages as of March
31, 2013. A material loss contingency for the judgment will not be
recognized unless a final unappealable ruling is received, or a
settlement is reached, which results in an amendment to the Plan
and payment of additional benefits to Plan participants. Alliant
Energy, IPL and WPL are currently unable to predict the final
outcome of the class-action lawsuit or the ultimate impact on
their financial condition or results of operations but believe an
adverse outcome could have a material effect on their retirement
plan funding and expense.


AMERICAN INT'L: Court Narrows 2008 Securities Suit
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The United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York Court granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings brought
by the defendants in the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation
filed against American International Group, Inc. (AIG), according
to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

The Court's order dismissed all claims against the outside
auditors in their entirety, and reduces the scope of the
Securities Act claims against AIG and defendants other than the
outside auditors.

Between May 21, 2008 and January 15, 2009, eight purported
securities class action complaints were filed against AIG and
certain directors and officers of AIG and AIG Financial Products
Corp. and AIG Trading Group Inc. and their respective subsidiaries
(AIGFP), AIG's outside auditors, and the underwriters of various
securities offerings in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York (the Southern District of New York),
alleging claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended (the Exchange Act), or claims under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the Securities Act).

On March 20, 2009, the Court consolidated all eight of the
purported securities class actions as In re American International
Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation (the Consolidated 2008
Securities Litigation).

On May 19, 2009, lead plaintiff in the Consolidated 2008
Securities Litigation filed a consolidated complaint on behalf of
purchasers of AIG Common Stock during the alleged class period of
March 16, 2006 through September 16, 2008, and on behalf of
purchasers of various AIG securities offered pursuant to AIG's
shelf registration statements.

The consolidated complaint alleges that the defendants made
statements during the class period in press releases, AIG's
quarterly and year-end filings, during conference calls, and in
various registration statements and prospectuses in connection
with the various offerings that were materially false and
misleading and that artificially inflated the price of AIG Common
Stock. The alleged false and misleading statements relate to,
among other things, the Subprime Exposure Issues.

The consolidated complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b)
and 20(a) of the Exchange Act and Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of
the Securities Act. On August 5, 2009, the defendants filed
motions to dismiss the consolidated complaint, and on September
27, 2010, the Court denied the motions to dismiss.

On April 1, 2011, the lead plaintiff in the Consolidated 2008
Securities Litigation filed a motion to certify a class of
plaintiffs. On November 2, 2011, the Court terminated the motion
without prejudice to an application for restoration. On March 30,
2012, the lead plaintiff filed a renewed motion to certify a class
of plaintiffs.

On April 26, 2013, the Court granted a motion for judgment on the
pleadings brought by the defendants. The Court's order dismissed
all claims against the outside auditors in their entirety, and
also reduces the scope of the Securities Act claims against AIG
and the defendants other than the outside auditors. The company
accrued estimate of probable loss with respect to this litigation.

On November 18, 2011, January 20, 2012, June 11, 2012, and August
8, 2012, four separate, though similar, securities actions were
brought against AIG and certain directors and officers of AIG and
AIGFP by the Kuwait Investment Authority, various Oppenheimer
Funds, eight foreign funds and investment entities led by the
British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme, and Pacific Life Funds
and Pacific Select Fund.

Discovery in these actions is stayed until the earlier of (i) the
Court deciding the motion for class certification pending in the
Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation following 30 days' notice
from any party, (ii) the preliminary approval of any settlement in
the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation, or (iii) June 28,
2013, unless the Court orders an extension.

As of May 2, 2013, no discussions concerning potential damages
have occurred and the plaintiffs have not formally specified an
amount of alleged damages in their respective actions.


AMERICAN INT'L: N.Y. ERISA Lawsuit Now in Discovery
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Discovery is ongoing in a purported class action brought under the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 against
American International Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of New York.

Between June 25, 2008, and November 25, 2008, AIG, certain
directors and officers of AIG, and members of AIG's Retirement
Board and Investment Committee were named as defendants in eight
purported class action complaints asserting claims on behalf of
participants in certain pension plans sponsored by AIG or its
subsidiaries. The Court subsequently consolidated these eight
actions as In re American International Group, Inc. ERISA
Litigation II.

On September 4, 2012, lead plaintiffs' counsel filed a second
consolidated amended complaint. The action purports to be brought
as a class action under the Employee Retirement Income Security
Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), on behalf of all participants in
or beneficiaries of certain benefit plans of AIG and its
subsidiaries that offered shares of AIG Common Stock.

In the consolidated amended complaint, plaintiffs allege, among
other things, that the defendants breached their fiduciary
responsibilities to plan participants and their beneficiaries
under ERISA, by continuing to offer the AIG Stock Fund as an
investment option in the plans after it allegedly became imprudent
to do so. The alleged ERISA violations relate to, among other
things, the defendants' purported failure to monitor and/or
disclose certain matters, including the Subprime Exposure Issues.

On November 20, 2012, defendants filed motions to dismiss the
consolidated amended complaint.

As of May 2, 2013, plaintiffs have not formally specified an
amount of alleged damages, discovery is ongoing, and the Court has
not determined if a class action is appropriate or the size or
scope of any class.


AMERICAN INT'L: Canadian Securities Suit Remains Stayed
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A purported securities class action filed in the Ontario Superior
Court of Justice against American International Group, Inc. has
been stayed pending further developments in the Consolidated 2008
Securities Litigation, AIG said on its May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On November 12, 2008, an application was filed in the Ontario
Superior Court of Justice for leave to bring a purported class
action against AIG, AIG Financial Products Corp. and AIG Trading
Group Inc. and their respective subsidiaries (AIGFP), certain
directors and officers of AIG and Joseph Cassano, the former Chief
Executive Officer of AIGFP, pursuant to the Ontario Securities
Act.

If the Court grants the application, a class plaintiff will be
permitted to file a statement of claim against defendants. The
proposed statement of claim would assert a class period of March
16, 2006 through September 16, 2008 and would allege that during
this period defendants made false and misleading statements and
omissions in quarterly and annual reports and during oral
presentations in violation of the Ontario Securities Act.

On April 17, 2009, defendants filed a motion record in support of
their motion to stay or dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and forum
non conveniens. On July 12, 2010, the Court adjourned a hearing on
the motion pending a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in a
pair of actions captioned Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda 2012 SCC
17 (Van Breda).

On April 18, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the
standard for determining jurisdiction over foreign and out-of-
province defendants, such as AIG, by holding that a defendant must
have some form of "actual," as opposed to a merely "virtual,"
presence in order to be deemed to be "doing business" in the
jurisdiction.

The Supreme Court of Canada also suggested that in future cases,
defendants may contest jurisdiction even when they are found to be
doing business in a Canadian jurisdiction if their business
activities in the jurisdiction are unrelated to the subject matter
of the litigation. The matter has been stayed pending further
developments in the Consolidated 2008 Securities Litigation.

In plaintiff's proposed statement of claim, plaintiff alleged
general and special damages of $500 million and punitive damages
of $50 million plus prejudgment interest or such other sums as the
Court finds appropriate. As of May 2, 2013 the Court has not
determined whether it has jurisdiction or granted plaintiff's
application to file a statement of claim, no merits discovery has
occurred and the action has been stayed.


AMERICAN INT'L: Two Classes Certified in SICO Treasury Action
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On November 21, 2011, Starr International Company, Inc. (SICO)
filed a complaint against the United States in the United States
Court of Federal Claims (the Court of Federal Claims), bringing
claims, both individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated and derivatively on behalf of AIG (the SICO Treasury
Action).

The Court of Federal Claims has granted SICO's motion for class
certification of two classes:

     (1) persons and entities who held shares of American
International Group, Inc. Common Stock on or before September 16,
2008 and who owned those shares on September 22, 2008; and

     (2) persons and entities who owned shares of AIG Common Stock
on June 30, 2009 and were eligible to vote those shares at AIG's
June 30, 2009 annual meeting of shareholders, according to AIG's
May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

The complaint challenges the government's assistance of AIG,
pursuant to which AIG entered into a credit facility with the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York (the FRBNY and such credit
facility, the FRBNY Credit Facility) and the United States
received an approximately 80 percent ownership in AIG. The
complaint alleges that the interest rate imposed on AIG and the
appropriation of approximately 80 percent of AIG's equity was
discriminatory, unprecedented, and inconsistent with liquidity
assistance offered by the government to other comparable firms at
the time and violated the Equal Protection, Due Process, and
Takings Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

On November 21, 2011, SICO also filed a second complaint in the
Southern District of New York against the FRBNY bringing claims,
both individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated
and derivatively on behalf of AIG (the SICO New York Action). This
complaint also challenges the government's assistance of AIG,
pursuant to which AIG entered into the FRBNY Credit Facility and
the United States received an approximately 80 percent ownership
in AIG.

The complaint alleges that the FRBNY owed fiduciary duties to AIG
as our controlling shareholder, and that the FRBNY breached these
fiduciary duties by "divert[ing] the rights and assets of AIG and
its shareholders to itself and favored third parties" through
transactions involving Maiden Lane III LLC (ML III), an entity
controlled by the FRBNY, and by "participating in, and causing
AIG's officers and directors to participate in, the evasion of
AIG's existing Common Stock shareholders' right to approve the
massive issuance of the new Common Shares required to complete the
government's taking of a nearly 80 percent interest in the Common
Stock of AIG."

SICO also alleges that the "FRBNY has asserted that in exercising
its control over, and acting on behalf of, AIG it did not act in
an official, governmental capacity or at the direction of the
United States," but that "[t]o the extent the proof at or prior to
trial shows that the FRBNY did in fact act in a governmental
capacity, or at the direction of the United States, the improper
conduct . . . constitutes the discriminatory takings of the
property and property rights of AIG without due process or just
compensation."

On January 31, 2012 and February 1, 2012, amended complaints were
filed in the Court of Federal Claims and the Southern District of
New York, respectively.

In rulings dated July 2, 2012, and September 17, 2012, the Court
of Federal Claims largely denied the United States' motion to
dismiss in the SICO Treasury Action. Discovery is proceeding.

On November 19, 2012, the Southern District of New York granted
the FRBNY's motion to dismiss the SICO New York Action. On
December 21, 2012, SICO filed a notice of appeal in the United
States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In both of the actions commenced by SICO, the only claims naming
AIG as a party (nominal defendant) are derivative claims on behalf
of AIG. On September 21, 2012, SICO made a pre-litigation demand
on our Board demanding that we pursue the derivative claims in
both actions or allow SICO to pursue the claims on our behalf.

On January 9, 2013, the Board unanimously refused SICO's demand in
its entirety and on January 23, 2013, counsel for the Board sent a
letter to counsel for SICO describing the process by which our
Board considered and refused SICO's demand and stating the reasons
for our Board's determination.

On March 11, 2013, SICO filed a second amended complaint in the
SICO Treasury Action alleging that demand was excused and
wrongfully refused. On April 5, 2013, AIG and the United States
filed motions to dismiss such claims in SICO's second amended
complaint.

On March 11, 2013, the Court of Federal Claims in the SICO
Treasury Action granted SICO's motion for class certification of
two classes: (1) persons and entities who held shares of AIG
Common Stock on or before September 16, 2008 and who owned those
shares on September 22, 2008; and (2) persons and entities who
owned shares of AIG Common Stock on June 30, 2009 and were
eligible to vote those shares at AIG's June 30, 2009 annual
meeting of shareholders.

The United States has alleged, as an affirmative defense in its
answer, that AIG is obligated to indemnify the FRBNY and its
representatives, including the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
and the United States (as the FRBNY's principal), for any recovery
in the SICO Treasury Action, and seeks a contingent offset or
recoupment for the value of net operating loss benefits the United
States alleges that we received as a result of the government's
assistance.

The FRBNY has also requested indemnification under the FRBNY
Credit Facility from AIG in connection with the SICO New York
Action and from ML III under the Master Investment and Credit
Agreement and the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company
Agreement of ML III.


AMERICAN INT'L: $725MM Accord Reached in 2004 Securities Suit
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A $725 million settlement has been reached in the Consolidated
2004 Securities Litigation, according to American International
Group Inc.'s May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

Beginning in October 2004, a number of putative securities fraud
class action suits were filed in the Southern District of New York
against AIG and consolidated as In re American International
Group, Inc. Securities Litigation (the Consolidated 2004
Securities Litigation).

Subsequently, a separate, though similar, securities fraud action
was also brought against AIG by certain Florida pension funds.

The lead plaintiff in the Consolidated 2004 Securities Litigation
is a group of public retirement systems and pension funds
benefiting Ohio state employees, suing on behalf of themselves and
all purchasers of AIG's publicly traded securities between October
28, 1999 and April 1, 2005.

The named defendants are AIG and a number of present and former
AIG officers and directors, as well as C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
(Starr), SICO, General Reinsurance Corporation, and
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, among others.

The lead plaintiff alleges, among other things, that AIG: (i)
concealed that it engaged in anti-competitive conduct through
alleged payment of contingent commissions to brokers and
participation in illegal bid-rigging; (ii) concealed that it used
"income smoothing" products and other techniques to inflate its
earnings; (iii) concealed that it marketed and sold "income
smoothing" insurance products to other companies; and (iv) misled
investors about the scope of government investigations.

In addition, the lead plaintiff alleges that Maurice R. Greenberg,
AIG's former Chief Executive Officer, manipulated our stock price.
The lead plaintiff asserts claims for violations of Sections 11
and 15 of the Securities Act, Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act
and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, and Sections 20(a) and 20A
of the Exchange Act.

On July 14, 2010, AIG approved the terms of a settlement (the
Settlement) with lead plaintiffs. The Settlement is conditioned
on, among other things, court approval and a minimum level of
shareholder participation. Under the terms of the Settlement, if
consummated, AIG would pay an aggregate of $725 million. Only two
shareholders objected to the Settlement, and 25 shareholders
claiming to hold less than 1.5 percent of AIG's outstanding shares
at the end of the class period submitted timely and valid requests
to opt out of the class.

Of those 25 shareholders, seven are investment funds controlled by
the same investment group, and that investment group is the only
opt-out who held more than 1,000 shares at the end of the class
period. By order dated February 2, 2012, the District Court
granted lead plaintiffs' motion for final approval of the
Settlement. AIG has fully funded the amount of the Settlement into
an escrow account.

On January 23, 2012, AIG and the Florida pension funds, who had
brought a separate securities fraud action, executed a settlement
agreement under which AIG paid $4 million.

On February 17, 2012 and March 6, 2012, two objectors appealed the
final approval of the Settlement. On September 27, 2012, the two
objectors withdrew their appeals with prejudice.


AMERICAN INT'L: NJ Court Allows Distribution of Settlement Fund
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The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
issued an order authorizing distribution of the settlement fund to
the class members in the suit In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust
Litigation (the Commercial Complaint), according to
American International Group, Inc.'s May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended March 1, 2013.

Commencing in 2004, policyholders brought multiple federal
antitrust and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
(RICO) class actions in jurisdictions across the nation against
insurers and brokers, including AIG and a number of its
subsidiaries, alleging that the insurers and brokers engaged in
one or more broad conspiracies to allocate customers, steer
business, and rig bids.

These actions, including 24 complaints filed in different federal
courts naming AIG or an AIG subsidiary as a defendant, were
consolidated by the judicial panel on multi-district litigation
and transferred to the United States District Court for the
District of New Jersey (District of New Jersey) for coordinated
pretrial proceedings. The consolidated actions have proceeded in
that Court in two parallel actions, In re Insurance Brokerage
Antitrust Litigation (the Commercial Complaint) and In re Employee
Benefits Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation (the Employee
Benefits Complaint, and, together with the Commercial Complaint,
the Multi-District Litigation).

The plaintiffs in the Commercial Complaint are a group of
corporations, individuals and public entities that contracted with
the broker defendants for the provision of insurance brokerage
services for a variety of insurance needs. The broker defendants
are alleged to have placed insurance coverage on the plaintiffs'
behalf with a number of insurance companies named as defendants,
including AIG subsidiaries.

The Commercial Complaint also named various brokers and other
insurers as defendants (three of which have since settled). The
Commercial Complaint alleges that defendants engaged in a number
of overlapping "broker-centered" conspiracies to allocate
customers through the payment of contingent commissions to brokers
and through purported "bid-rigging" practices.

It also alleges that the insurer and broker defendants
participated in a "global" conspiracy not to disclose to
policyholders the payment of contingent commissions. Plaintiffs
assert that the defendants violated the Sherman Antitrust Act,
RICO, and the antitrust laws of 48 states and the District of
Columbia, and are liable under common law breach of fiduciary duty
and unjust enrichment theories. Plaintiffs seek treble damages
plus interest and attorneys' fees as a result of the alleged RICO
and Sherman Antitrust Act violations.

The plaintiffs in the Employee Benefits Complaint are a group of
individual employees and corporate and municipal employers
alleging claims on behalf of two separate nationwide purported
classes: an employee class and an employer class that acquired
insurance products from the defendants from January 1, 1998 to
December 31, 2004. The Employee Benefits Complaint names AIG as
well as various other brokers and insurers, as defendants. The
activities alleged in the Employee Benefits Complaint, with
certain exceptions, track the allegations of customer allocation
through steering and bid-rigging made in the Commercial Complaint.

On August 16, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the
Third Circuit (the Third Circuit) affirmed the dismissal of the
Employee Benefits Complaint in its entirety, affirmed in part and
vacated in part the District Court's dismissal of the Commercial
Complaint, and remanded the case for further proceedings
consistent with the opinion. On March 30, 2012, the District Court
granted final approval of a settlement between AIG and certain
other defendants on the one hand, and class plaintiffs on the
other, which settled the claims asserted against those defendants
in the Commercial Complaint.

Pursuant to the settlement, AIG will pay approximately $7 million
of a total aggregate settlement amount of approximately $37
million. On April 27, 2012, notices of appeal of the District
Court order granting final approval were filed in the Third
Circuit. As of December 5, 2012, the Third Circuit had dismissed
all appeals from the District Court order granting final approval
of the settlement. On February 15, 2013, the District Court issued
an order authorizing distribution of the settlement fund to the
class members.

A number of complaints making allegations similar to those in the
Multi-District Litigation have been filed against AIG and other
defendants in state and federal courts around the country. The
defendants have thus far been successful in having the federal
actions transferred to the District of New Jersey and consolidated
into the Multi-District Litigation.

Two consolidated actions naming AIG defendants are still pending
in the District of New Jersey. In the consolidated action The
Heritage Corp. of South Florida v. National Union Fire Ins. Co.
(Heritage), an individual plaintiff alleges damages "in excess of
$75,000."

Because the plaintiff has not actively pursued its claim since the
settlement of the class action described in the preceding
paragraph, AIG is unable to reasonably estimate the possible loss
or range of losses, if any, arising from the Heritage litigation.

The parties in Avery Dennison Corp. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies,
Inc. (Avery), the other remaining consolidated action, entered
into a settlement agreement on April 4, 2013.

Finally, the AIG defendants have settled the four state court
actions filed in Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and Kansas state
courts, where plaintiffs had made similar allegations as those
asserted in the Multi-District Litigation.


AMERICAN INT'L: No Discovery Yet in Suit Over Caremark Deal
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General discovery is yet to occur in a suit over a settlement of
class and derivative litigation involving Caremark Rx, Inc.
(Caremark), according to American International Group's May 2,
2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

AIG and certain of its subsidiaries have been named defendants in
two putative class actions in state court in Alabama that arise
out of the 1999 settlement.

The plaintiffs in the second-filed action intervened in the first-
filed action, and the second-filed action was dismissed. An excess
policy issued by a subsidiary of AIG with respect to the 1999
litigation was expressly stated to be without limit of liability.

In the current actions, plaintiffs allege that the judge approving
the 1999 settlement was misled as to the extent of available
insurance coverage and would not have approved the settlement had
he known of the existence and/or unlimited nature of the excess
policy. They further allege that AIG, its subsidiaries, and
Caremark are liable for fraud and suppression for misrepresenting
and/or concealing the nature and extent of coverage.

The complaints filed by the plaintiffs and the intervenors request
compensatory damages for the 1999 class in the amount of $3.2
billion, plus punitive damages. AIG and its subsidiaries deny the
allegations of fraud and suppression, assert that information
concerning the excess policy was publicly disclosed months prior
to the approval of the settlement, that the claims are barred by
the statute of limitations, and that the statute cannot be tolled
in light of the public disclosure of the excess coverage. The
plaintiffs and intervenors, in turn, have asserted that the
disclosure was insufficient to inform them of the nature of the
coverage and did not start the running of the statute of
limitations.

On August 15, 2012, the trial court entered an order granting
plaintiffs' motion for class certification. AIG and the other
defendants have appealed that order to the Alabama Supreme Court,
and the case in the trial court will be stayed until that appeal
is resolved. General discovery has not commenced and AIG is unable
to reasonably estimate the possible loss or range of losses, if
any, arising from the litigation.


AMERICAN INT'L: 7th Circuit Upholds RICO Suit Settlement
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
dismissed an appeal filed by Liberty Mutual against the approval
of a proposed settlement and the certification of a settlement
class in a suit filed against American International Group, Inc.
over workers' compensation premium reporting, according to AIG's
May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On May 24, 2007, the National Council on Compensation Insurance
(NCCI), on behalf of the participating members of the National
Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Pool (the NWCRP), filed a
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois (the Northern District of Illinois) against
the company with respect to the underpayment by AIG of its
residual market assessments for workers' compensation insurance.

The complaint alleged claims for violations of RICO, breach of
contract, fraud and related state law claims arising out of our
alleged underpayment of these assessments between 1970 and the
present and sought damages purportedly in excess of $1 billion.

On April 1, 2009, Safeco Insurance Company of America (Safeco) and
Ohio Casualty Insurance Company (Ohio Casualty) filed a complaint
in the Northern District of Illinois, on behalf of a purported
class of all NWCRP participant members, against AIG and certain of
its subsidiaries with respect to the underpayment by AIG of its
residual market assessments for workers' compensation insurance.
The complaint was styled as an "alternative complaint," should the
Northern District of Illinois grant our motion to dismiss the NCCI
lawsuit for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction, which motion to
dismiss was ultimately granted on August 23, 2009. The allegations
in the class action complaint are substantially similar to those
filed by the NWCRP.

On February 28, 2012, the Northern District of Illinois entered a
final order and judgment approving a class action settlement
between us and a group of intervening plaintiffs, made up of seven
participating members of the NWCRP, which would require AIG to pay
$450 million to satisfy all liabilities to the class members
arising out of the workers' compensation premium reporting issues,
a portion of which would be funded out of the remaining amount
held in the Workers' Compensation Fund. Liberty Mutual filed
papers in opposition to approval of the proposed settlement and in
opposition to certification of a settlement class, in which it
alleged our actual exposure, should the class action continue
through judgment, to be in excess of $3 billion.

AIG disputes this allegation. Liberty Mutual and its subsidiaries
Safeco and Ohio Casualty subsequently appealed the Northern
District of Illinois' final order and judgment to the United
States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the Seventh
Circuit). On January 10, 2013, AIG and Liberty Mutual entered into
a settlement under which Liberty Mutual, Safeco and Ohio Casualty
agreed voluntarily to withdraw their appeals, and AIG, the Liberty
Mutual parties and the settlement class plaintiffs submitted an
agreed stipulation of dismissal to the Seventh Circuit. On March
25, 2013, the Seventh Circuit dismissed the appeal.

The $450 million settlement amount, which is currently held in
escrow pending administration of the class-action settlement, was
funded in part from the approximately $191 million remaining in
the Workers' Compensation Fund. As of March 31, 2013, the company
had an accrued liability equal to the amounts payable under the
settlement.


AMYRIS INC: Lied Over Biofene Commercial Production, Suit Says
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Courthouse News Service reports that Amyris and its CEO inflated
stock prices by lying about their ability to produce a renewable
chemical called Biofene on a commercial scale, a class claims.


APPLE INC: Faces Class Action Over Defective iPhone4 Power Button
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Courthouse News Service reports that that the power button on
Apple's iPhone4 fails just after the 1-year warranty expires, a
class action claims in Federal Court.


APPLE INC: Nov. 7 Hearing in Privacy Class Suit
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Philip A. Janquart at Courthouse News Service reports that Apple
Inc. this month filed a motion for summary judgment in a privacy
class action lawsuit.

The suit claims the company accesses and tracks personal
information through third-party iPhone applications without user
permission.

The federal court in San Jose dismissed the plaintiffs' first
consolidated complaint on Sept. 20, 2011, holding they had "not
identified a concrete harm from the alleged collection and
tracking of their personal information sufficient to create injury
in fact," and had failed to "allege injury in fact to themselves,"
Apple's motion says.

On June 12, 2012, the court dismissed all but two of the claims in
the plaintiffs' first amended complaint.  However, with respect to
the question of Article III standing, held the "Plaintiffs [had]
addressed the concerns indentified in the Court's September 20
order and [had] articulated a particularized harm as to
themselves" by alleging 'which apps they downloaded that accessed
or tracked their personal information' and 'what harm resulted
from the access or tracking of their personal information,'"
Apple's continues.

"With respect to the UCL (Unfair Competition Law) and CLRA
(Consumer Legal Remedies Act) claims against Apple, the court
noted that plaintiffs' allegation 'may prove false,' but 'at this
stage . . . [were] sufficient to state a claim," the motion
states.

Apple, however, argues, in part, that the plaintiffs admit
suffering "no harm whatsoever," that they have not lost money or
property and that they "still have no idea whether their personal
information or location data was actually tracked.

In addition, the company says a forensic analysis of plaintiffs'
iPhones -- and the testimony of each of plaintiffs experts --
confirmed that there is no evidence whatsoever that any of
plaintiffs personal information or location data was in fact
transmitted to the third-party companies or Apple."

Apple added that in order to download an application, Apple device
users must create an Apple ID and agree to the App Store Terms and
Conditions, which includes its privacy policy.

"Apple's Privacy Policy clearly states that it applies solely to
data that Apple itself collects, uses, discloses, transfers and
stores -- and not to data collected by third parties, such as
apps. The policy further discloses that apps may collect data from
users' devices."

Apple says the plaintiffs lack standing under Article III of the
U.S. Constitution and under the UCL, and have no evidence of any
material misrepresentations or nondisclosures.

In closing, Apple states in its motion that, "This lawsuit never
should have been brought.  There was never a factual basis for it,
never a law broken, and never a person harmed. Discovery of the
plaintiffs and their phones has definitively established that the
facts plaintiffs invented to circumvent the court's Sept. 20, 2011
order have no bases."

A hearing is set for Nov. 7, 2013 before U.S. District Judge Lucy
H. Koh.

S. Ashlie Beringer, Joshua Jessen and Jessica Ou, of Gibson Dunn &
Crutcher in Palo Alto, represent the plaintiffs.


APPLEBEE'S: Faces Overtime Class Action
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Courthouse News Service reports that Applebee's stiffs waitresses
and waiters for overtime, a class action claims in Federal Court.


ASIAINFOLINKAGE: Being Sold for Too Little to CITIC, Suit Claims
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Courthouse News Service reports that insiders at AsiaInfoLinkage
are selling the company too cheaply through an unfair process to a
consortium led by CITIC Capital Holdings, for $12 a share or
$890 million, shareholders claim in Chancery Court.


AT&T: Judge Approves Labor Case Settlement
------------------------------------------
Elizabeth Warmerdam at Courthouse News Service reports that a
federal judge approved a settlement in a labor case against AT&T
for alleged failure to pay overtime or provide meal and rest
breaks.

Cathy Birdsong originally brought the complaint as a class action
in Alameda County Superior Court, and AT&T removed the case to
federal court in December 2012.  The complaint said AT&T
misclassified Birdsong and other California business manager
employees as "exempt" under California labor law, thus denying
them overtime compensation and other benefits.  Birdsong said most
of her job duties consisted of work that did not trigger exempt
status.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson dismissed the case with
leave to amend in March after noting that Birdsong had signed a
general release and waiver of claims when she was fired in
exchange for a severance allowance.

The release provided that Birdsong would not participate in any
class action against AT&T or file a claim against AT&T based on
her employment or the termination of her employment.  Because of
the release, Birdsong was prohibited from bringing all of her
claims under state law against AT&T.

The only claim Henderson would allow Birdsong to bring in an
amended complaint was her individual cause of action for
misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Instead of filing a new complaint, Birdsong began negotiating this
claim with AT&T.

Henderson approved the parties' settlement on May 13, 2013, and
dismissed the case with prejudice, finding that the "compromise of
plaintiff Cathy Birdsong's individual overtime, liquidated damages
and attorneys' fees claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) is a fair and reasonable compromise of FLSA claims as to
which there are bona fide disputes regarding liability."

The terms of the settlement were not released.


ATLAS AIR: Polar Air Cargo Named as Defendant in Antitrust Suit
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
allowed plaintiffs in an antitrust suit to add Polar Air Cargo
Worldwide, Inc. additional defendant, which the court granted on
April 13, according to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.'s May 2,
2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

In 2010, Old Polar entered into a plea agreement with the United
States Department of Justice relating to the previously disclosed
DOJ investigation concerning alleged manipulation by cargo
carriers of fuel surcharges and other rate components for air
cargo services.

As a result of the DOJ Investigation, the Company and Polar Air
Cargo LLC (Old Polar) have been named defendants, along with a
number of other cargo carriers, in several class actions in the
United States arising from allegations about the pricing practices
of a number of air cargo carriers that have now been consolidated
for pre-trial purposes in the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of New York. The consolidated complaint alleges,
among other things, that the defendants, including the Company and
Old Polar, manipulated the market price for air cargo services
sold domestically and abroad through the use of surcharges, in
violation of United States, state, and European Union antitrust
laws. The suit seeks treble damages and injunctive relief.

In 2007, the Company and Old Polar commenced an adversary
proceeding in bankruptcy court against each of the plaintiffs in
this class action litigation seeking to enjoin the plaintiffs from
prosecuting claims against the Company and Old Polar that arose
prior to 2004, the date on which the Company and Old Polar emerged
from bankruptcy. In 2007, the plaintiffs consented to the
injunctive relief requested and the bankruptcy court entered an
order enjoining plaintiffs from prosecuting Company claims arising
prior to 2004.

The court in the antitrust class actions has heard and decided a
number of procedural motions. Among those was the plaintiffs'
motion to join Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. as an additional
defendant, which the court granted on April 13, 2011. There was
substantial pre-trial written discovery and document production,
and a number of depositions were taken. The case is currently in
the class certification phase, with motions and responses being
submitted and additional depositions occurring. We are unable to
reasonably predict the court's ruling on the motion or the
ultimate outcome of the litigation.


ATP OIL: Scott+Scott Law Firm Files Class Action in Louisiana
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Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP on May 24 filed a class action
complaint on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired
ATP Oil & Gas Corp. 11.875% Senior Second Lien Exchange Notes
pursuant to the Company's December 16, 2010 Exchange of the Notes.
The action, which seeks remedies under the Securities Act of 1933,
is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana.

Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired ATP 11.875% Senior
Second Lien Exchange Notes pursuant and/or traceable to the
Exchange and wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in the action must
move the Court no later than July 23, 2013.  Any member of the
investor class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff
through counsel of its choice or may choose to do nothing and
remain an absent class member.  If you wish to discuss this action
or have questions concerning this notice or your rights, please
contact Scott+Scott at scottlaw@scott-scott.com or 800) 404-7770,
(860) 537-5537) or visit the Scott+Scott website for more
information: http://www.scott-scott.com

There is no cost or fee to you.

ATP is engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of
oil and natural gas properties.  The Company seeks to acquire and
develop properties with proven undeveloped reserves in the Gulf of
Mexico and North Sea that are economically attractive, but not
strategic to, major or large independent exploration-oriented oil
and gas companies.  ATP also has licenses for exploration in the
Mediterranean Sea.  On August 17, 2012, the Company announced that
it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The complaint alleges
that the defendants misrepresented or failed to disclose material
adverse facts in their publicly filed Exchange materials.
Specifically, ATP made false and/or misleading statements and/or
failed to disclose material adverse facts concerning: (1) the
impact that two successive United States Department of the
Interior moratoria for deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf
of Mexico had on the Company's operations and revenues; and (2)
the Company's breach of certain credit agreements by engaging in
"disguised financing" arrangements that were designed to evade the
requirements of such credit agreements.

As of the date the securities class action was filed, ATP 11.875%
Senior Second Lien Exchange Notes were trading at approximately
four cents ($0.04) on the dollar.

Scott+Scott has significant experience in prosecuting major
securities, antitrust, and employee retirement plan actions
throughout the United States.  The firm represents pension funds,
foundations, individuals, and other entities worldwide.

                           About ATP Oil

Houston, Tex.-based ATP Oil & Gas Corporation is an international
offshore oil and gas development and production company focused
in the Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean Sea and North Sea.

ATP Oil & Gas filed a Chapter 11 petition (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Case
No. 12-36187) on Aug. 17, 2012.  Attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP,
serve as bankruptcy counsel.  Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., is
the conflicts counsel.  Motley Rice LLC and Fayard & Honeycutt,
APC serve as special counsel.  Opportune LLP is the financial
advisor and Jefferies & Company is the investment banker.
Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC is the claims and notice agent.

ATP disclosed assets of $3.6 billion and $3.5 billion of
liabilities as of March 31, 2012.  Debt includes $365 million on a
first-lien loan where Credit Suisse AG serves as agent.  There is
$1.5 billion on second-lien notes with Bank of New York Mellon
Trust Co. as agent.  ATP's other debt includes $35 million on
convertible notes and $23.4 million owing to third parties for
their shares of production revenue.  Trade suppliers have claims
for $147 million, ATP said in a court filing.

An official committee of unsecured creditors has been appointed in
the case.  Evan R. Fleck, Esq., at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley &
McCloy, in New York, represents the Creditors Committee as
counsel.

A 7-member panel of equity security holders has also been
appointed in the case.  Kyung S. Lee, Esq., and Charles M. Rubio,
Esq., of Diamond McCarthy LLP, in Houston, Texas, serve as counsel
to the Equity Committee.


BARCLAYS PLC: Judge Tosses Securities Fraud Class Suit Over LIBOR
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David Bario, writing for The Litigation Daily, reports that
less than two months after a judge gutted sprawling antitrust
litigation over alleged manipulation of global benchmark interest
rates, shareholders have struck out in a related securities class
action against Barclays plc.

On May 13 U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan
dismissed a securities fraud class action that plaintiffs lawyers
at Robins Geller Rudman & Dowd and Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman
& Herz brought against Barclays last July, after the bank agreed
to pay U.S. and European authorities $453 million for manipulating
the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR.

The plaintiffs alleged that Barclays and its executives duped
investors in Barclays American Depositary Shares by concealing the
bank's part in the LIBOR scandal.  Judge Scheindlin, however,
concluded that the shareholders couldn't show that Barclays
intended to deceive them or that the bank's alleged
misrepresentations caused their losses.

The decision is a victory for a trio of defense firms: Boies,
Schiller & Flexner and Sullivan & Cromwell represent Barclays,
former CEO John Varley, and two other bank execs.  Dechert
represents former CEO Robert Diamond.  Lead partners on the case
include Boies Schiller's Jonathan Schiller, S&C's David Braff, and
Andrew Levander of Dechert.


BAYER AG: Ontario Court Certifies Yaz & Yasmin Class Action
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The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisks.com are announcing
new information on the site for women using the oral
contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin.  A court in Canada has certified a
class action for patients alleging blood clot injuries, as
settlements continue in the United States.

DrugRisks was created to increase the safety of patients taking
popular prescription drugs like Yaz and Yasmin by providing the
latest warnings, recalls, studies and legal news.  Visitors can
discover of others are experiencing similar side effects and
decide if they need legal advice.

The resource center has added warnings from British Medical
Journal and FDA that birth control pills containing drospirenone,
like Yaz and Yasmin, can increase the risk of blood clots, DVT and
pulmonary embolism by as much as 74%.

DrugRisks also noted that, with a growing number of patients in
the U.S. filing a Yaz lawsuit alleging blood clot injuries, cases
were consolidated to a special federal Multi-District Litigation
court in Illinois (Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales
Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100,
Southern District Illinois).

Bayer's latest annual financial report shows the company has spent
nearly $1 billion to settle around 4,800 claims alleging Yaz blood
clots, and will continue to evaluate new claims for settlement on
a case-by-case basis.

Now, DrugRisks has learned that the Honourable Justice Crane of
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a Yaz and Yasmin
class action on April 15, 2013.

Lawyers are still helping those affected in the U.S. file a claim.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or pulmonary
embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to contact the
DrugRisks Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.

Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases,
DrugRisks cautions that patients should seek a lawyer with
experience in this litigation, and only recommends lawyers and law
firms who have already settled Yaz lawsuits.

Visit http://www.DrugRisks.comfor more information on the
research, side effects and Yaz litigation news related to the
birth control, or to speak with a lawyer.


BEAZER HOMES: Settles Lawsuit Over "Defective" Drywall
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Beazer Homes Corp. is participating in a global class settlement
of a suit filed by homeowners over alleged defective drywall,
according to the May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing of Beazer Homes
USA, Inc. (Company) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On June 3, 2009, Beazer Homes Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of
the Company, was named as a defendant in a purported class action
lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Lee County, State of Florida,
filed by Bryson and Kimberly Royal, the owners of one of our homes
in our Magnolia Lakes community in Ft. Myers, Florida. The
complaint names the Company and certain distributors and suppliers
of drywall and was on behalf of the named plaintiffs and other
similarly situated owners of homes in Magnolia Lakes or
alternatively in the State of Florida.

The plaintiffs allege that the Company built their homes with
defective drywall, manufactured in China, that contains sulfur
compounds that allegedly corrode certain metals and that are
allegedly capable of harming the health of individuals.

Plaintiffs allege physical and economic damages and seek legal and
equitable relief, medical monitoring and attorney's fees. This
case has been transferred to the Eastern District of Louisiana
pursuant to an order from the United States Judicial Panel on
Multidistrict Litigation. In addition, the Company has been named
in other multi-plaintiff complaints filed in the multidistrict
litigation and individual state court actions.

The company believes that the claims asserted in these actions are
governed by home warranties or are without merit. The Company has
offered to repair all of these homes pursuant to a repair protocol
that has been adopted by the multidistrict litigation court,
including those homes involved in litigation.

To date, the owners of all but two of the affected homes have
accepted the Company's offer to repair. Furthermore, the Company
has agreed to participate in a global class settlement with the
plaintiff class counsel and numerous other defendants in the
multidistrict litigation, which was approved by the Court on
February 13, 2013.

The class action settlement requires Beazer to make a settlement
payment that it said is not material to its consolidated financial
position or results of operations, and resolves all claims,
including future claims, against Beazer related to Chinese
drywall. The only exception would have been any claims by persons
or entities that opted out of the settlement, but there were no
opt outs by the Court's deadline.

The Company also continues to pursue recovery against responsible
subcontractors, drywall suppliers and drywall manufacturers for
its repair costs. As of March 31, 2013, the company said it has
recorded an immaterial amount related to our expected liability
under the settlement.


BMC SOFTWARE: Being Sold for Too Little, Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reports that BMC Software is selling
itself to Bain Capital Partners too cheaply through an unfair
process, for $46.25 a share or $6 billion, shareholders claim in a
class action in Chancery Court.


BMW AG: Faces Class Action Over Premature Cracking in Z4 Cars
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Courthouse News Service reports that Alloy rims on BMW's Z4 cars
crack prematurely in the 2007-2012 models, a class action claims
in Federal Court.


CAPITAL ONE: Faces Class Action Over Defrauding Customers
---------------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reports that Capital One Bank defrauds
customers by claiming its credit cards co-branded with (nonparty)
Best Buy have no annual fee, a class action claims in Federal
Court.


CASH STORE: Corrects Accrual for BC Class Action Settlement Costs
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The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. on May 13 disclosed that it
will restate the previously issued consolidated financial
statements for the years ended September 30, 2012; September 30,
2011 and the 15-month period ended September 30, 2010.  The
Company will also restate the December 31, 2011; March 31, 2012;
June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012 unaudited interim consolidated
financial statements.

As disclosed by the Company on May 8, 2013, the release of the
financial statements for the three and six month periods ended
March 31, 2013 was delayed due to a recently identified increase
to the British Columbia class action lawsuit settlement accrual
which resulted in an increase in expense of $8.2 million.  The
Company has since determined that the adjustment was caused by a
misunderstanding of the settlement terms and conditions which
resulted in the application of the incorrect accounting principle
to report the liability as at September 30, 2010.  The correction
of this error is not related to the Special Investigation
initiated by the Special Committee of the Board.

The correction of the error effective from September 30, 2010 will
result in the maximum exposure of $18.8 million being expensed.
The maximum amount of the potential liability was first disclosed
in the notes to the financial statements in March 2010, and
disclosed thereafter in the annual and quarterly financial
statements.  The maximum potential exposure consists of
approximately $6.2 million in cash, which was paid to the
Settlement Administrator in 2011, approximately $6.2 million in
credit vouchers, and $6.4 million in legal fees, which was paid to
the plaintiff's counsel in 2010.  After cash and credit vouchers
have been disbursed by the Settlement Administrator, the remaining
accrual for unclaimed credit vouchers as of March 31, 2013 is
approximately $5.3 million.  The Company will revise its accrual
for unclaimed cash and vouchers to the extent that the applicable
de-recognition criteria have been met which is expected to occur
in late fiscal 2014.

The correction had no impact on total revenues, operating margin,
or cash position and had no impact on compliance with debt
covenants in any periods presented.

To address these matters, the Company expects to file amendments
to its previously issued financial statements and MD&A for the
years ended September 30, 2012; September 30, 2011; the fifteen-
month period ended September 30, 2010 as well as the December 31,
2011; March 31, 2012; June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012 interim
periods.  These financial statements and MD&A should not be relied
upon until such time as the Company files its restated financial
statements.

The decision to restate prior financial statements and MD&A based
on these matters was made by the Company's Board of Directors,
upon the recommendation of management and the Audit Committee.  In
connection with this matter, the Company has re-evaluated its
conclusions regarding the effectiveness of its internal control
over financial reporting for the affected periods and determined
that a material weakness existed.  As a result of the material
weakness, the Company has now concluded that such controls were
ineffective.  Accordingly, the Company will restate its
disclosures to include the identification of a material weakness
related to the restatements.


CATHOLIC HEALTH: Faces Suit Over Underfunding Retirement Plans
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Courthouse News Service reports that Catholic Health Initiatives
underfunded its employee retirement plans by $892 by falsely
claiming "church plan" exemptions from ERISA, workers say in a
federal class action.


CHICAGO: Face Class Action for Shutting Down 53 Elem. Schools
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Jack Bouboushian at Courthouse News Service reports that Chicago's
plan to shut down 53 elementary schools will "needlessly uproot,
transfer, and destabilize" black and special ed children, parents
say in two federal class actions.

Lead plaintiff Mandi Swan sued Chicago and its Board of Education
in one complaint.

Lead plaintiff Sherise McDaniel sued the same defendants in the
other lawsuit.

Also sued in both complaints is Chicago Schools CEO Barbara Byrd
Bennett, in her official capacity.

In March this year, Byrd-Bennett proposed closing 53 elementary
schools to save money.  The plan will go to the School Board for
final approval on May 22.

McDaniel claims the school closings are racially biased and will
increase the racial segregation of Chicago's schools.

"The impact on African American children is in stark contrast to
the impact on white children - who have been almost universally
insulated from the negative educational consequences of school
closings.  The 53 elementary schools selected by the CEO for
closing have a combined enrollment of 125 white students out of a
total enrollment of 16,059 students - less than 1 percent,"
McDaniel and other mothers say in their complaint.

"Despite repeated false claims that the closings have some
education-related purpose, defendants have for more than a decade
transferred African American children to schools that are equally
failing or worse, and are equally or more segregated.  Since 2001,
defendants have carried out school closings so as to contribute to
a form of racial and economic segregation, as destructive as older
forms of intentional racial segregation."

In the second class action, Swan and other mothers and children
claim that the two months between the proposal and its
implementation "does not permit a timely and orderly process
either for the proper review and revision of the individualized
education programs (IEPs) for the plaintiff children and over
5,000 other children in special education programs or for the
extra services and counseling such children require to make the
difficult transition to unfamiliar schools and unfamiliar teachers
and students."

The complaint continues: "By putting off their decision on the
closings to the eleventh hour, or the very end of the school year
-- for the largest closing of public schools in American history
-- the defendants place the plaintiff children and other children
in special education at far greater risk than their non-disabled
peers.  The late date makes it impossible to conduct the closings
without significant disruption to the programs in which these
children participate and without adequate provision for the
special safety risks faced by children with disabilities.  In
violation of federal law, this late, ill-timed, and ill-prepared
program for the closing of 53 elementary schools will have a
discriminatory impact upon the plaintiff children and other
children with disabilities, compared to their non-disabled peers."

The mothers add: "Defendants still have not made known whether the
special education teachers who know the plaintiff children and
other children with IEPs and who know and are familiar to them
will be reassigned to the receiving schools.

"There is no other information at this time as to who will teach
these children.

"There is no information as to whether these children will be
placed in larger classes.

"There is no information or specific plans about the supportive
services the children will receive to make the transition to the
receiving schools.

"There is no information about the specific safety plans for these
children who are at special risk because of their disabilities.

"As a result, parents like the plaintiffs cannot make informed
decisions as to where to place their children, and have inadequate
time to enroll the children in different schools."

McDaniel seeks a permanent injunction against racial
discrimination.

Swan seeks a temporary injunction for at least a year, until
"defendants can assure an orderly process of transition."

Both proposed classes are represented by Thomas Geoghegan, with
Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan.


CHURCH & DWIGHT: Motions to Junk Nevada Suit Over Deodorant Ad
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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. filed a motion to dismiss an amended
complaint over its alleged deceptive and unlawful business
practices with respect to the advertising, marketing and sales of
ARM & HAMMER ESSENTIALS Natural Deodorant, according to the
company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

The Company has been named as a defendant in a purported class
action lawsuit alleging unfair, deceptive and unlawful business
practices with respect to the advertising, marketing and sales of
ARM & HAMMER ESSENTIALS Natural Deodorant. Specifically, on March
9, 2012, Plaintiffs Stephen Trewin and Joseph Farhatt, on behalf
of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint
against the Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of
New Jersey alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud
Act, violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and
breach of implied warranty.

The original complaint alleges, among other things, that the
Company uses a marketing and advertising campaign that is centered
around the claim that the ARM & HAMMER ESSENTIALS Natural
Deodorant is a "natural" product that contains "natural"
ingredients and provides "natural" protection.

The complaint alleges the advertising and marketing campaign is
false and misleading because the product contains artificial and
synthetic ingredients. Among other things, the complaint seeks an
order certifying the case as a class action, appointing Plaintiffs
as class representatives and appointing Plaintiffs' counsel to
represent the class.

The complaint also seeks restitution and disgorgement of all
amounts obtained by the Company as a result of the alleged
misconduct, compensatory, actual, statutory and other unspecified
damages allegedly suffered by Plaintiffs and the purported class,
up to treble damages for alleged violation of the New Jersey
Consumer Fraud Act; punitive damages for alleged violations of the
Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, an order requiring the
Company to immediately cease its alleged wrongful conduct, an
order enjoining the Company from continuing the conduct and acts
identified in the complaint, an order requiring the Company to
engage in a corrective notice campaign, an order requiring the
Company to pay to Plaintiffs and all members of the purported
class the amounts paid for ARM & HAMMER ESSENTIALS Natural
Deodorant, statutory prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and
reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.

On May 14, 2012, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the
original complaint. On December 10, 2012, the Court issued an
order granting the Company's motion and dismissed the original
complaint without prejudice. On January 7, 2013, Plaintiffs filed
an amended complaint seeking relief similar to that sought in the
original complaint, excluding the breach of implied warranty
claim. The Company has filed a motion to dismiss the amended
complaint, which is currently pending before the Court.


CIGNA CORPORATION: Still Faces Amara ERISA Violation Suit
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Cigna Corporation continues to face a lawsuit known as "Amara cash
balance pension plan litigation" before the United States District
Court for the District of Connecticut, according to the company's
May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On December 18, 2001, Janice Amara filed a class action lawsuit,
captioned Janice C. Amara, Gisela R. Broderick, Annette S. Glanz,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v.
Cigna Corporation and Cigna Pension Plan, in the United States
District Court for the District of Connecticut against Cigna
Corporation and the Cigna Pension Plan on behalf of herself and
other similarly situated participants in the Cigna Pension Plan
affected by the 1998 conversion to a cash balance formula.

The plaintiffs allege various ERISA violations including, among
other things, that the Plan's cash balance formula discriminates
against older employees; the conversion resulted in a wear away
period (when the pre-conversion accrued benefit exceeded the post-
conversion benefit); and these conditions are not adequately
disclosed in the Plan.

In 2008, the court issued a decision finding in favor of Cigna
Corporation and the Cigna Pension Plan on the age discrimination
and wear away claims. However, the court found in favor of the
plaintiffs on many aspects of the disclosure claims and ordered an
enhanced level of benefits from the existing cash balance formula
for the majority of the class, requiring class members to receive
their frozen benefits under the pre-conversion Cigna Pension Plan
and their post-1997 accrued benefits under the post-conversion
Cigna Pension Plan. The court also ordered, among other things,
pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.

Both parties appealed the court's decisions to the United States
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that issued a decision on
October 6, 2009 affirming the District Court's judgment and order
on all issues. On January 4, 2010, both parties filed separate
petitions for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme
Court. Cigna's petition was granted, and on May 16, 2011, the
Supreme Court issued its Opinion in which it reversed the lower
courts' decisions and remanded the case to the trial judge for
reconsideration of the remedy. The Court unanimously agreed with
the Company's position that the lower courts erred in granting a
remedy for an inaccurate plan description under an ERISA provision
that allows only recovery of plan benefits. However, the decision
identified possible avenues of "appropriate equitable relief" that
plaintiffs may pursue as an alternative remedy.  The case was
returned to the trial court and hearings took place on December 9,
2011 and March 29-30, 2012.  Over the summer, the trial judge
passed away after a long illness and the case was re-assigned.

On December 20, 2012, the new trial judge issued a decision
awarding equitable relief to the class.  The court's order
requires the Company to reform the pension plan to provide a
substantially identical remedy to that ordered by the first trial
judge in 2008.  Both parties appealed the order and the judge
stayed implementation of the order pending resolution of the
appeals.

In light of the re-affirmed remedy ordered by the District Court,
the Company was required to re-evaluate its reserve for this case.
Due to the current economic environment of low interest rates that
have a significant impact on the valuation of potential future
pension benefits, the Company was required to increase its reserve
for this matter in the fourth quarter of 2012.  The Company will
continue to vigorously defend its position in this case.


CIGNA CORPORATION: Plaintiffs Can't Appeal Denial of Class Cert.
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The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
denied a petition by plaintiffs in a suit against Cigna
Corporation over its use of data provided by Ingenix, Inc., to
appeal the denial of a class certification in the case,
according to Cigna's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

On February 13, 2008, State of New York Attorney General Andrew M.
Cuomo announced an industry-wide investigation into the use of
data provided by Ingenix, Inc., a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare,
used to calculate payments for services provided by out-of-network
providers.

The Company received four subpoenas from the New York Attorney
General's office in connection with this investigation and
responded appropriately. On February 17, 2009, the Company entered
into an Assurance of Discontinuance resolving the investigation.
In connection with the industry-wide resolution, the Company
contributed $10 million to the establishment of a new non-profit
company that now compiles and provides the data formerly provided
by Ingenix.

The Company was named as a defendant in a number of putative
nationwide class actions asserting that due to the use of data
from Ingenix, Inc., the Company improperly underpaid claims, an
industry-wide issue. All of the class actions were consolidated
into Franco v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Company et al.,
which is pending in the United States District Court for the
District of New Jersey. The consolidated amended complaint, filed
on August 7, 2009, asserts claims under ERISA, the RICO statute,
the Sherman Antitrust Act and New Jersey state law on behalf of
subscribers, health care providers and various medical
associations.

On September 23, 2011, the court granted in part and denied in
part the Company's motion to dismiss the consolidated amended
complaint. The court dismissed all claims by the health care
provider and medical association plaintiffs for lack of standing
to sue, and as a result the case proceeded only on behalf of
subscribers. In addition, the court dismissed all of the antitrust
claims, the ERISA claims based on disclosure and the New Jersey
state law claims. The court did not dismiss the ERISA claims for
benefits and claims under the RICO statute.

Plaintiffs filed a motion to certify a nationwide class of
subscriber plaintiffs on December 19, 2011, that was denied on
January 16, 2013.  Plaintiffs petitioned for an immediate appeal
of the order denying class certification, but their petition was
denied by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
on March 14, 2013, meaning that plaintiffs cannot appeal the
denial of class certification until there is a final judgment in
the case.  As a result, the case is proceeding in the District
Court on behalf of the named plaintiffs only.


DRIL-QUIP INC: Continues to Face Suit Over Deepwater Horizon
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Dril-Quip, Inc. continues to face legal actions in relation to the
Deepwater Horizon Incident, according to its May 3, 2013, Form 10-
Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On April 22, 2010, a deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico drilling rig
known as the Deepwater Horizon, operated by BP Exploration &
Production, Inc. ("BP"), sank after an explosion and fire that
began on April 20, 2010. The Company's wellhead and certain of its
other equipment were in use on the Deepwater Horizon at the time
of the incident.

The Company was named in both class action and other lawsuits
arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident that were consolidated
in the multi-district proceeding In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig
"Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 ("MDL
Proceeding").

On January 20, 2012, the judge presiding over the MDL Proceeding
issued an order that granted the Company's Motion for Summary
Judgment and dismissed all claims asserted against the Company in
those proceedings with prejudice.

On April 9, 2012, the judge issued an order granting a final
judgment in favor of the Company with respect to the court's prior
order that granted the Company's Motion for Summary Judgment.

One of the lawsuits against the Company consolidated in the MDL
Proceeding was a personal injury lawsuit initially filed in a
Texas state court for which the plaintiff has filed a motion to
remand the lawsuit back to the Texas state court. If that lawsuit
is remanded to the Texas state court, the Company intends to
vigorously defend that lawsuit and does not believe it will have a
material impact. Accordingly, no liability has been accrued in
conjunction with this matter.


ECOLAB INC: Continues to Face, Settle Wage Hour Claims
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Ecolab Inc. continues to face suits over wage hour claims,
according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

The company is a defendant in six pending wage hour lawsuits
claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or a
similar state law. Of the six suits, two have been certified for
class action status, three seek class certification, and one has
reached a tentative settlement.

Doug Ladore v. Ecolab Inc., et al., United States District Court
for the Central District of California, case no. CV 11-9386 GAF
(FMOx), is a wage hour class action brought on behalf of
California Pest Elimination employees. The case has been certified
for class treatment, and on January 22, 2013, the plaintiffs'
motion for summary judgment was granted and the court found that
the class of employees was entitled to overtime pay.

On February 22, 2013, pursuant to court-ordered mediation, the
company reached a preliminary settlement with the plaintiffs,
which remains subject to court approval. The company has
established an accrual for the settlement amount, which is not
material to its operations or financial position. A second suit, a
California state action, has been certified for class treatment of
California Institutional employees. Three of the other wage hour
suits seek certification of a state class of certain Institutional
or Pest Elimination division associates.

The matter involving the Institutional employees also seeks
nationwide certification of alleged FLSA violations. In the matter
involving Pest Elimination employees, the Court has dismissed the
alleged FLSA violation. One suit also seeks certification of a
purported class of terminated California employees of any business
for alleged violation of statutory obligations regarding payment
of accrued vacation upon termination. Tentative settlement,
subject to Court approval, has been reached in a matter involving
a California class of technicians in the company's Equipment Care
subsidiary (formerly GCS).

Final settlement has been reached in an additional wage hour
matter involving a national class of certain independent
contractors in the company's Other segment (formerly U.S. Other
Services) and the proceeds distributed. The class in each of these
settlements was certified for settlement purposes only. The
settlement amounts are not material to the company's operations or
financial position.


ECOLAB INC: Nalco Still Faces Claims Over COREXIT Dispersant
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Nalco Holding Company, with which Ecolab Inc. merged in 2012,
faces remaining claims over alleged negligence relating to the use
of our COREXIT dispersant, Ecolab disclosed in its May 2, 2013,
Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

In June, July and August 2010, in April 2011 and in April 2012,
Nalco Company was named, along with other unaffiliated defendants,
in nine putative class action complaints filed in either the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
(Parker, et al. v. Nalco Company, et al., Civil Action No. 2:10-
cv-01749-CJB-SS; Harris, et al. v. BP, plc, et al., Civil Action
No. 2:10-cv-02078-CJBSS; Irelan v. BP Products, Inc., et al.,
Civil Action No. 11-cv-00881; Adams v. Louisiana, et al., Civil
Action No. 11-cv-01051; Elrod, et al. v. BP Exploration &
Production Inc., et al., 12-cv-00981), the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Southern Division
(Lavigne, et al. v. BP PLC, et al., Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-
00222-KD-C; Wright, et al. v. BP, plc, et al., Civil Action No.
1:10-cv-00397-B) or the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division (Walsh, et al. v.
BP, PLC, et al., Civil Action No. 3:10-cv-00143- RV-MD; Petitjean,
et al. v. BP, plc, et al., Case No. 3:10-cv-00316-RS-EMT) on
behalf of various potential classes of persons who live and work
in or derive income from the Coastal Zone.

The Parker, Lavigne and Walsh cases have since been voluntarily
dismissed. Each of the remaining actions contains substantially
similar allegations, generally alleging, among other things,
negligence relating to the use of our COREXIT dispersant in
connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plaintiffs in
each of these putative class action lawsuits are generally seeking
awards of unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, and
attorneys' fees and costs.


ECOLAB INC: "B3" Complaint v. Nalco Dismissed With Prejudice
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Claims in the "B3" Master Complaint against Nalco Holding Company
were dismissed with prejudice; plaintiffs will have 30 days after
entry of final judgment to appeal the Court's decision, according
to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

In July, August, September, October and December 2010, Nalco
Company was also named, along with other unaffiliated defendants,
in eight complaints filed by individuals in either the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Ezell
v. BP, plc, et al., Case No. 2:10-cv-01920-KDE-JCW), the United
States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama,
Southern Division (Monroe v. BP, plc, et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-
00472-M; Hill v. BP, plc, et al., Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00471-
CG-N; Hudley v. BP, plc, et al., Civil Action No. 10-cv-00532-N),
the United States District Court for the Northern District of
Florida, Tallahassee Division (Capt Ander, Inc. v. BP, plc, et
al., Case No. 4:10-cv-00364-RH-WCS), the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Southern Division
(Trehern v. BP, plc, et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-00432-HSO-JMR) or
the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Texas (Chatman v. BP Exploration & Production, Civil Action No.
10-cv-04329; Brooks v. Tidewater Marine LLC, et al., Civil Action
No. 11-cv-00049).

In April 2011, Nalco Company was also named in Best v. British
Petroleum plc, et al., Civil Action No. 11-cv-00772 (E.D. La.);
Black v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc., et al. Civil Action
No. 2:11-cv-867, (E.D. La.); Pearson v. BP Exploration &
Production, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-863, (E.D. La.);
Alexander, et al. v. BP Exploration & Production, et al., Civil
Action No. 11-cv-00951 (E.D. La.); and Coco v. BP Products North
America, Inc., et al. (E.D. La.).

In October 2011, Nalco Company was also named in Toups, et al. v
Nalco Company, et al., No. 59-121 (25th Judicial District Court,
Parish of Plaquemines, Louisiana). In November 2011, Toups was
removed to the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana. In April 2012, Nalco Company was named in
Esponge v. BP, P.L.C., et al., Case No. 0166367 (32nd Judicial
District Court, Parish of Terrebonne, Louisiana); and Hogan v.
British Petroleum Exploration & Production, Inc., et al., Case No.
2012-22995 (District Court, Harris County, Texas). In April 2012,
Esponge was removed to the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Louisiana. In May 2012, Hogan was removed to
the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Texas.  In June 2012, the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict
Litigation transferred Hogan to the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The complaint in Esponge generally alleges, among other things,
that oil and dispersants have caused and will continue to cause
plaintiffs to lose revenue and/or earning capacity.  The remaining
complaints generally allege, among other things, negligence and
injury resulting from the use of COREXIT dispersant in connection
with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The complaints seek
unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, and attorneys' fees
and costs. The Chatman case was voluntarily dismissed.

In January 2012, Nalco Company was named, along with other
unaffiliated defendants, in Top Water Charters, LLC v. BP, P.L.C.,
et al., No. 0165708 (32nd Judicial District Court, Parish of
Terrebonne, Louisiana). The complaint generally alleges, among
other things, negligence and gross negligence relating to the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill and use of chemical dispersants. The
plaintiffs allege that the oil and dispersants have harmed their
fishing charter businesses and seek unspecified compensatory
damages, punitive damages and attorneys' fees and costs.  In
February 2012, Top Water Charters was removed to the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

In August and September 2012, Nalco Company was named, along with
other unaffiliated defendants, in Doom v. BP Exploration &
Production, et al., Case No. 12-cv-2048 (E.D. La.) and Kolian v.
BP Exploration & Production, et al., Case No. 12-cv-2338 (E.D.
La.). The complaints generally allege, among other things,
negligence and strict liability relating to the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill and use of chemical dispersants.  The complaints seek
unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

All of the above-referenced cases pending against Nalco Company
have been administratively transferred for pre-trial purposes to a
judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District
of Louisiana with other related cases under In Re: Oil Spill by
the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April
20, 2010, Civil Action No. 10-md-02179 (E.D. La.) ("MDL 2179").

Pursuant to orders issued by Judge Barbier in MDL 2179, the claims
have been consolidated in several master complaints, including one
naming Nalco Company and others who responded to the Gulf Oil
Spill (known as the "B3 Bundle"). Plaintiffs are required by Judge
Barbier to prepare a list designating previously-filed lawsuits
that assert claims within the B3 Bundle regardless of whether the
lawsuit named each defendant named in the B3 Bundle master
complaint. Nalco Company has received a draft list from the
plaintiffs' steering committee. The draft list identifies fifteen
cases in the B3 Bundle, some of which are putative class actions.
Six cases previously filed against Nalco Company are not included
in the B3 Bundle.

Pursuant to orders issued by Judge Barbier in MDL 2179, claimants
wishing to assert causes of action subject to one or more of the
master complaints were permitted to do so by filing a short-form
joinder. A short-form joinder is deemed to be an intervention into
one or more of the master complaints in MDL 2179. The deadline for
filing short form joinders was April 20, 2011.

Of the individuals who have filed short form joinders that
intervene in the B3 Bundle, Nalco Company has no reason to believe
that these individuals are different from those covered by the
putative class actions described above. These plaintiffs who have
intervened in the B3 Bundle seek to recover damages for alleged
personal injuries, medical monitoring and/or property damage
related to the oil spill clean-up efforts.

On May 18, 2012, Nalco filed a motion for summary judgment against
the claims in the "B3" Master Complaint, on the grounds that: (i)
Plaintiffs' claims are preempted by the comprehensive oil spill
response scheme set forth in the Clean Water Act and National
Contingency Plan; and (ii) Nalco is entitled to derivative
immunity from suit.

On November 28, 2012, the Court granted Nalco's motion and
dismissed with prejudice the claims in the "B3" Master Complaint
asserted against Nalco. The Court held that such claims were
preempted by the Clean Water Act and National Contingency Plan.
Because claims in the "B3" Master Complaint remain pending against
other defendants, the Court's decision is not a "final judgment"
for purposes of appeal. Under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure
4(a), plaintiffs will have 30 days after entry of final judgment
to appeal the Court's decision.

On April 3, 2013, Nalco was named, along with other, unaffiliated
defendants, in Duong , et al., v. BP America Production Company,
et al., Case No. 13-cv-00605 (E.D. La.).  The complaint generally
alleges, among other things, negligence relating to the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill and use of chemical dispersants.  The complaint
seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.  On April 8,
2013, Nalco was named, along with other, unaffiliated defendants,
in Fitzgerald v. BP Exploration, et al., Case No. 13-cv-00650
(E.D. La.). The complaint generally alleges, among other things,
negligence and strict liability relating to the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill and use of chemical dispersants.  The complaint seeks
unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.  Both cases are
consolidated in MDL 2179 and subject to the MDL Court's November
28, 2012 order.


ECOLAB INC: Medical Benefits Settlement in MDL 2179 Approved
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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Louisiana granted final approval of the Medical Benefits Class
Action Settlement in a suit that stemmed from the explosion and
fire of the deepwater drilling platform, the Deepwater Horizon,
operated by a subsidiary of BP plc.

Nalco Company, now an indirect subsidiary of Ecolab, supplied
large quantities of COREXIT 9500, a Nalco oil dispersant product
for the oil spill.

Ecolab disclosed in its May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013: "On April 18, 2012, BP plc and the Plaintiffs'
Steering Committee ("PSC") for In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig
"Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010,
Civil Action No. 10-md-02179 (E.D. La.) ("MDL 2179") filed motions
for preliminary approval of two proposed class action settlements:
(1) a proposed Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement; and (2) a
proposed Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement."

Pursuant to the proposed settlements, class members agree to
release claims against BP and other released parties, including
Nalco Energy Services, LP, Nalco Holding Company, Nalco Finance
Holdings LLC, Nalco Finance Holdings Inc., Nalco Holdings LLC and
Nalco Company. Potential class members were permitted to opt-out
of the settlements. The opt-out period closed November 1, 2012.

The court permitted potential class members to revoke their opt-
outs until the date final settlement approval was entered.

On May 2, 2012, the Court preliminarily approved the Medical
Benefits Class Action Settlement and Economic and Property Damages
Class Action Settlement. A hearing to consider the fairness,
reasonableness and adequacy of the proposed settlements took place
on November 8, 2012.

On December 24, 2012, the Court granted final approval of the
Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement. On January
11, 2013, the Court granted final approval of the Medical Benefits
Class Action Settlement.


ECOLAB INC: "Franks" Suit Stayed After MDL 2179 Settlement
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The Circuit Court of Harrison County, Mississippi, Second Judicial
District stayed proceedings in Franks v. Sea Tow of South Miss,
Inc., et al. as a result of the MDL 2179 Medical Benefits Class
Settlement, according to Ecolab's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended March 1, 2013.

In March 2011, Nalco Company, an indirect subsidiary of Ecolab
Inc., was named, along with other unaffiliated defendants, in an
amended complaint filed by an individual in the Circuit Court of
Harrison County, Mississippi, Second Judicial District (Franks v.
Sea Tow of South Miss, Inc., et al., Cause No. A2402-10-228
(Circuit Court of Harrison County, Mississippi)).

The amended complaint generally asserts, among other things,
negligence and strict product liability claims relating to the
plaintiff's alleged exposure to chemical dispersants manufactured
by Nalco Company. The plaintiff seeks unspecified compensatory
damages, medical expenses, and attorneys' fees and costs.

Plaintiff's allegations place him within the scope of the MDL 2179
Medical Benefits Class.  In approving the Medical Benefits
Settlement, the MDL 2179 Court barred Medical Benefits Settlement
class members from prosecuting claims of injury from exposure to
oil and dispersants related to the Response.  As a result of the
MDL court's order, on April 11, 2013, the Mississippi court stayed
proceedings in the Franks case.


ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL: May Hearing on Motion to Junk Stock Suit
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A hearing on Enterprise Financial Services Corp.'s motion to
dismiss a securities lawsuit William Mark Scott v. Enterprise
Financial Services Corp, et al. was set for early May 2013,
according to the company's May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

On April 10, 2012, a putative class action was filed in the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
captioned William Mark Scott v. Enterprise Financial Services
Corp, Peter F. Benoist, and Frank H. Sanfilippo. The complaint
asserts claims for violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of a putative class of
purchasers of the Company's stock between April 20, 2010 and
January 25, 2012, inclusive.

The complaint alleges, among other things, that defendants made
false and misleading statements and allegedly "failed to disclose
that the Company was improperly recording income on loans covered
under loss share agreements with the FDIC" and that, as a result,
"the Company's financial statements were materially false and
misleading at all relevant times." The action seeks unspecified
damages and costs and expenses.

On October 10, 2012, Plaintiff filed an amended complaint. The
Company moved to dismiss the complaint on December 11, 2012. A
hearing on the Company's motion to dismiss is currently set for
early May 2013. The Company is unable to estimate a reasonably
possible loss for the case because the proceeding is in an early
stage and there are significant legal and factual issues to be
determined and resolved. The Company denies plaintiffs'
allegations and intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit.


EURONET WORLDWIDE: Vigorously Defending Wage & Hour Suit
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Euronet Worldwide, Inc. is facing a purported class action filed
in 2012 by a former employee alleging wage and hour violations
relating to meal and rest period requirements. The Company is
vigorously defending this suit, according to its May 3, 2013, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

Although it is not possible to determine the outcome of this
proceeding, in the opinion of management and external legal
counsel, such proceeding is not currently expected to have a
material adverse effect on the consolidated results of operations
or financial condition of the Company.


FACEBOOK INC: Sponsored Stories Settlement Ruling Set This Month
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WYSO and NPR's Elise Hu report that a San Francisco judge will
decide this month whether to approve a settlement in a class-
action lawsuit that could affect more than 70 million Facebook
users. The $20 million deal would mark the end of a years-long
battle over the social network's "Sponsored Stories" advertising.

But Facebook users' images could still appear in ads if they don't
change their settings.  And many users say the deal before the
judge doesn't go far enough to protect their privacy.

                            The Back Story

The lawsuit alleges that the company "unlawfully used the names,
profile pictures, photographs, likenesses, and identities of
Facebook users in the United States to advertise or sell products
and services through Sponsored Stories without obtaining those
users' consent."

It happened to the teen daughter of Kim Parsons of Hermitage,
Tenn.  Neighbors called Ms. Parsons when they saw her daughter's
picture posted with an ad for a local ice cream store.  At first
Ms. Parsons thought her 13-year-old had managed to visit the ice
cream shop without her, but she hadn't.  Her daughter had just
clicked a "like" button online.

Her daughter's photo and the endorsement of the business were
being used by Facebook to make money online.  That's generally how
the Sponsored Stories service works.  Facebook started the program
in 2011, and typical posts show a photo of a user with the tag
line saying, for example, "Steve Henn likes Patriotic Pants."
(Friends would see that ad because sometime in the past I clicked
"like" next to one of their ads.)

Ms. Parson's daughter had clicked "like" on Facebook more than 200
times.  So her daughter's image was being used in ads constantly.
And Ms. Parsons felt like she had no way to stop it.  "I should
not have to come in on the back end trying to protect my child;
that should be understood," she said.

"There is a very strong legal case here," said Heidi Li Feldman, a
law professor at Georgetown University who specializes in class-
action torts and ethics.  "I have no question in my mind that as a
matter of business ethics Facebook acted entirely unscrupulously.
This is bad behavior.  They intentionally and knowingly
appropriated people's images without getting their permission for
commercial use."

Facebook denies any wrongdoing, but in the settlement deal before
a judge, the company has agreed to pay $20 million.  If approved,
it could result in $10 payouts for individual users.

                          Opt-Out Options

As part of the settlement proposal, Facebook will let adults opt
out of this ad program, but only for two years.  The settlement
would also create an elaborate system to give parents the ability
to prevent their kids' images from appearing in these ads.  But
before that could happen, both the parents and children would have
to tell Facebook they are related, and then the parent would need
to dig into his or her settings and ask Facebook to stop using the
child in ads.  Ms. Feldman says it's laughable.

"Do you know what is hilarious about that?" asked Ms. Feldman.
"That becomes just another data collection mechanism for Facebook.
I mean, just think how valuable it would be for them to find out
who is related to whom on Facebook.  For marketing purposes -- I
mean, my God -- parents are already targeted."

The settlement does provide one option for parents who are not on
Facebook.  If they would like to prevent their children's images
from being used in Facebook's ads they can submit an online form
and attach a "notarized statement declaring your rights as a
parent or guardian."

Facebook sent a mock-up of what this form could look like to the
court.  In the mock-up, the company added, "If you don't submit
this statement or we find it to be insufficient we won't be able
to process your request."

The price of getting a letter notarized at the local UPS in
Facebook's home town of Menlo Park, Calif., is $10, which
coincidentally is the same amount Facebook is offering to pay
users whose images were used in Sponsored Stories without
permission.

Facebook calls this settlement proposal both fair and adequate. If
the judge doesn't sign off next month, the attorneys will try to
negotiate a new deal or head toward trial.

Ms. Parsons, the mother of three from Tennessee, has another idea.
She'd like the court to require Facebook to simply stop using
images of minors in ads.  And, she says, if the company wants to
use her picture it should have to ask first -- for each and every
ad.


GENESIS HEALTHCARE: Godfrey & Kahn Discusses Supreme Court Ruling
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Rufino Gaytan III, Esq., at Godfrey & Kahn S.C. reports that if
you have ever received a complaint alleging minimum wage or
overtime violations from one of your employees, the United States
Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, or a similar state
agency (in Wisconsin, the Labor Standards Bureau of the Equal
Rights Division), you have probably considered the possibility
that other employees might raise similar claims.  Depending on the
size of your workforce, this single-employee headache could
quickly evolve into a class action or collective action migraine.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a single employee may
file a wage and hour lawsuit on behalf of himself and other
"similarly situated" employees.  The FLSA's collective action
mechanism requires potential plaintiffs to opt into the lawsuit,
meaning that individuals must choose to participate in the case.
This mechanism differs from a class action lawsuit because
individuals covered by a class certified by the court must opt out
of the case.  In other words, in a class action, an individual
covered by a certified class must choose to not participate in the
case.

Defense counsel have typically attempted to protect employers from
prolonged and costly collective action litigation by "picking off"
the named plaintiff(s) in lawsuits filed under the FLSA.  This
"picking off" strategy refers to Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure, which allows a defendant to make an offer of
judgment to the plaintiff.  An offer of judgment amounts to giving
the plaintiff the full relief requested in the complaint and costs
accrued by the plaintiff.  A plaintiff's acceptance of a Rule 68
offer of judgment moots (i.e., a dispute no longer exists) the
case as to the plaintiff, thereby depriving the court of
jurisdiction.

In the collective action context, however, employers have had
mixed results on the issue of whether acceptance of a Rule 68
offer by the named plaintiff(s) also moots the claims of the
potential collective group of affected employees.  The question
also remained:  what happens when the named plaintiff(s) rejects
the Rule 68 offer of judgment?

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued
a decision, Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, that attempted to
answer this question.  In this case, the employer, Genesis, made a
Rule 68 offer of judgment to the plaintiff, Symczyk, while
simultaneously answering the complaint and prior to Symczyk moving
for conditional certification.  By its terms, the offer
automatically expired after ten days.  Symczyk did not accept the
offer, and Genesis moved for judgment in its favor, arguing that
its offer of judgment mooted Symczyk's claim and the potential
collective action.  Symczyk did not contest Genesis' argument that
the offer fully satisfied her claim.  The district court agreed
with Genesis and dismissed the case for lack of subject-matter
jurisdiction.

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit agreed with the
district court that Genesis' Rule 68 offer mooted Symczyk's claim,
but it disagreed about the effect the offer had on the potential
collective action.  The court of appeals held that allowing a
defendant to "pick off" named plaintiffs for the purpose of
avoiding the certification of a collective action would run
contrary to the purpose of the collective action mechanism
permitted by the FLSA.

On appeal, the Supreme Court held that a plaintiff "has no
personal interest in representing putative, unnamed claimants, nor
any other continuing interest that would preserve her suit from
mootness."  According to the Supreme Court, a Rule 68 offer of
judgment that renders the claims of the named plaintiff(s) moot
also eliminates the plaintiff's interest in the collective action.
More importantly, the Supreme Court held that a collective action
under the FLSA, even if "conditionally certified" by a court, does
not give the "class" of potential plaintiffs "an independent legal
status."  A "conditional certification" simply results in "the
sending of court-approved written notice to employees[.]"  Thus,
the Supreme Court has given some legitimacy to the strategy of
"picking off" named plaintiffs by offering them full relief
through a Rule 68 offer of judgment.

Note, however, that the Supreme Court did not hold that an
unaccepted Rule 68 offer renders a claim (the named plaintiff's or
the collective action claim) moot.  Because Symczyk waived these
arguments in the lower courts, the Supreme Court simply assumed,
without deciding, that the unaccepted Rule 68 offer rendered her
claim moot.

While, at first blush, the decision seems like a great win for
employers, it has potential limitations, many of which Justice
Elena Kagan points out in her dissent, including the following:

   -- Symczyk waived several important arguments throughout the
litigation, including the argument that the unaccepted Rule 68
offer in fact did not moot her individual claim.

   -- The Genesis case addresses a scenario in which no other
plaintiffs had yet joined the collective action (due in part to
the timing of Genesis' offer to Symczyk and her failure to move
for certificaiton).

   -- The Court simply ignored the limitations of a Rule 68 offer
of judgment, including that Rule 68 only gives courts authority to
enter judgment when the plaintiff accepts the offer and that
"[e]vidence of an unaccepted offer is not admissible except in a
proceeding to determine costs."

Despite the limitations of the Genesis decision, employers can
take comfort in the Court's indication of its leanings regarding
collective actions.  In addition to the Court's holding regarding
the mootness issue, employers can also point to the Court's
statements calling into question the legitimacy of applying class
action rules and precedent to collective actions under the FLSA.


GENWORTH HOLDINGS: Riddle RESPA Lawsuit in Limited Discovery
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Beginning in December 2011 and continuing through January 2013,
one of Genworth Holdings, Inc.'s U.S. mortgage insurance
subsidiaries was named along with several other mortgage insurance
participants and mortgage lenders as a defendant in twelve
putative class action lawsuits alleging that certain "captive
reinsurance arrangements" were in violation of RESPA.

The Barlee case was dismissed by the Court with prejudice as to
the company's subsidiary and certain other defendants on February
27, 2013. In the Riddle case, the defendants' motion to dismiss
was denied, but the Court limited discovery at this stage to
issues surrounding the statute of limitations, according to the
Company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.


GYMBOREE CORPORATION: Pays Out Fees, Expenses in Merger Suit
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The Gymboree Corporation paid out $0.8 million in attorneys' fees
and reimbursement of expenses in relation to the settlement of a
suit over a tender offer of Bain Capital sponsored investment
funds, according to Gymboree's May 2, 2013, Form 10-K filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year
ended February 2, 2013.

Between October 12 and October 18, 2010, three purported class
action complaints were filed in the Superior Court of the State of
California, County of San Francisco, captioned Halliday v. The
Gymboree Corporation, et al., Case No. CGC-10-504544, Himmel v.
Gymboree Corp., et al., Case No. CGC-10-504550, and Harris v. The
Gymboree Corporation, et al., Case No. CGC-10-504693.

The complaints challenged the transaction pursuant to which
investment funds sponsored by Bain Capital commenced a tender
offer for the outstanding shares of the Company, which was
followed by a merger of a subsidiary of investment funds sponsored
by Bain Capital with and into the Company. The various complaints
named as defendants the Company, the Company's Board of Directors,
the Company's former Chief Financial Officer (collectively, the
"Individual Defendants"), Bain Capital and the two subsidiaries of
the investment funds sponsored by Bain Capital that were created
to consummate the Merger (collectively, the "Bain Defendants").

The suits alleged generally that the Individual Defendants
breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the Transaction
and that the Company and the Bain Defendants aided and abetted
those alleged breaches. The complaints sought, among other things,
to (i) enjoin the Transaction unless and until the Company adopted
and implemented a procedure to obtain the highest possible value
for stockholders, and (ii) rescinded the Merger Agreement between
entities controlled by investment funds sponsored by Bain Capital
and the Company.

While the Individual Defendants and the Bain Defendants
(collectively, "Defendants") believed that the complaints were
without merit and that the Defendants had valid defenses to all
claims, in an effort to minimize the burden and expense of further
litigation relating to such complaints, on November 12, 2010, the
Defendants reached an agreement in principle with the plaintiffs
in these actions (collectively, the "Plaintiffs") to settle the
litigation in its entirety and resolve all allegations by the
Plaintiffs against the Defendants in connection with the
Transaction.

The settlement provided for a settlement and release by the
purported class of the Company's stockholders of all claims
against the Defendants in connection with the Transaction. In
exchange for such settlement and release, and after arm's length
discussions between and among the Defendants and the Plaintiffs,
the Company provided certain additional supplemental disclosures
to its Schedule 14D-9, although the Company did not make any
admission that such additional supplemental disclosures were
material or otherwise required.

After reaching agreement on the substantive terms of the
settlement, the Plaintiffs applied to the court for an award of
attorneys' fees and reimbursement of expenses up to $0.8 million,
which Defendants agreed not to oppose. The settlement, including
the award of attorneys' fees and expenses, was approved by the
court and an Order for Final Judgment was entered on January 10,
2012. As of January 29, 2011, the Company had accrued $0.8 million
that was paid out in January 2012.


HARBOR EXPRESS: Faces Class Action for Misclassifying Drivers
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Brian Sumers, writing for The Daily Breeze, reports that a
trucking firm operating at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
illegally underpays its drivers, according to a proposed class-
action lawsuit filed on May 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The suit alleges Wilmington-based Harbor Express Inc. willfully
misclassifies its drivers as independent contractors, when, under
California law, they should be considered employees.  The law
offers considerable protections to employees -- like minimum wage,
overtime and meal-and-rest breaks -- that are not afforded to
independent contractors.

A court likely will need to decide whether drivers at Harbor
Express Inc. have enough control over their day-to-day schedules
to qualify as independent contractors.  The lawsuit alleges the
drivers should be classified as employees because they have no
control over when they work, for whom they work, and how they
work.

"I think it's fairly outrageous in 2013 to be classifying people
as independent contractors when they clearly are controlled and
working exclusively for and under the direction of Harbor
Express," said Brian Kabateck, attorney for the proposed class,
which he said could include about 400 drivers.

Andy Kim, president of Harbor Express, said he had not seen the
lawsuit, but insisted he does not misclassify his workers.  "No,"
he said. "So far, we have had no problems."

If the drivers win, the company could be on the hook for
considerable back pay, including for periods when the drivers --
had they been employees -- should have received meal and rest
breaks.

California law is relatively stringent on the issue of independent
contractors because the state misses out on considerable revenue
when workers are not classified as employees.  Independent
contractors do not pay payroll taxes or contribute to workers
compensation insurance.

Another issue with independent contractors: The law does not allow
them to join a labor union.  That's been a problem for the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which, for the past six
years has sought to organize drivers at both ports.  But they've
mostly been stymied in their efforts, because as many as 90
percent of trucking firms use the independent contractor model.

The Teamsters have threatened legal action against noncompliant
firms that use the contractor model, though a union spokeswoman
said organized labor is not behind this suit.

Mr. Kabateck said he filed it because he felt the Harbor Express
is skirting the law.

"We see this more often in smaller trucking companies," he said.
"But a company this size doing this? It's brazen in the way they
are acting. "


HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: "Kim" Securities Suit in D.C. Still Open
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Harman International Industries Incorporated continues to face a
consolidated securities action filed in the United States District
Court for the District of Columbia, according to the company's May
2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

The Company said, "On October 1, 2007, a purported class action
lawsuit was filed by Cheolan Kim against Harman and certain of our
officers in the United States District Court for the District of
Columbia seeking compensatory damages and costs on behalf of all
persons who purchased our common stock between April 26, 2007 and
September 24, 2007 (the "Class Period"). The original complaint
alleged claims for violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the "Exchange Act")
and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder."

The complaint alleged that the defendants omitted to disclose
material adverse facts about Harman's financial condition and
business prospects. The complaint contended that had these facts
not been concealed at the time the merger agreement with KKR and
GSCP was entered into, there would not have been a merger
agreement, or it would have been at a much lower price, and the
price of the company's common stock therefore would not have been
artificially inflated during the Class Period. The Kim Plaintiff
alleged that, following the reports that the proposed merger was
not going to be completed, the price of the company's common stock
declined, causing the plaintiff class significant losses.

On November 30, 2007, the Boca Raton General Employees' Pension
Plan filed a purported class action lawsuit against Harman and
certain of the company's officers in the Court seeking
compensatory damages and costs on behalf of all persons who
purchased our common stock between April 26, 2007 and September
24, 2007. The allegations in the Boca Raton complaint are
essentially identical to the allegations in the original Kim
complaint, and like the original Kim complaint, the Boca Raton
complaint alleges claims for violations of Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

On January 16, 2008, the Kim Plaintiff filed an amended complaint.
The amended complaint, which extended the Class Period through
January 11, 2008, contended that, in addition to the violations
alleged in the original complaint, Harman also violated Sections
10(b) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated
thereunder by "knowingly failing to disclose "significant
problems" relating to its PND sales forecasts, production,
pricing, and inventory" prior to January 14, 2008. The amended
complaint claimed that when "Defendants revealed for the first
time on January 14, 2008 that shifts in PND sales would adversely
impact earnings per share by more than $1.00 per share in fiscal
2008," that led to a further decline in the Company's share value
and additional losses to the plaintiff class.

On February 15, 2008, the Court ordered the consolidation of the
Kim action with the Boca Raton action, the administrative closing
of the Boca Raton action, and designated the short caption of the
consolidated action as In re Harman International Industries, Inc.
Securities Litigation, civil action no. 1:07-cv-01757 (RWR). That
same day, the Court appointed the Arkansas Public Retirement
System as lead plaintiff ("Lead Plaintiff") and approved the law
firm Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld and Toll, P.L.L.C. to serve as lead
counsel.

On March 24, 2008, the Court ordered, for pretrial management
purposes only, the consolidation of Patrick Russell v. Harman
International Industries, Incorporated, et al. with In re Harman
International Industries, Inc. Securities Litigation.

On May 2, 2008, Lead Plaintiff filed a consolidated class action
complaint (the "Consolidated Complaint"). The Consolidated
Complaint, which extends the Class Period through February 5,
2008, contends that Harman and certain of our officers and
directors violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act
and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by issuing false and
misleading disclosures regarding our financial condition in fiscal
year 2007 and fiscal year 2008. In particular, the Consolidated
Complaint alleges that defendants knowingly or recklessly failed
to disclose material adverse facts about MyGIG radios, personal
navigation devices and our capital expenditures. The Consolidated
Complaint alleges that when Harman's true financial condition
became known to the market, the price of our common stock declined
significantly, causing losses to the plaintiff class.

On July 3, 2008, defendants moved to dismiss the Consolidated
Complaint in its entirety. Lead Plaintiff opposed the defendants'
motion to dismiss on September 2, 2008, and defendants filed a
reply in further support of their motion to dismiss on October 2,
2008. The motion is now fully briefed. As of March 31, 2013, the
case remained open with no new developments.


HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: Still Faces "Russell" ERISA Lawsuit
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Harman International Industries, Incorporated continues to face a
lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District
of Columbia alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974, according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

Patrick Russell (the "Russell Plaintiff") filed a complaint on
December 7, 2007 in the United States District Court for the
District of Columbia and an amended purported putative class
action complaint on June 2, 2008 against Harman and certain of our
officers and directors alleging violations of the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") and seeking, on
behalf of all participants in and beneficiaries of the Savings
Plan, compensatory damages for losses to the Savings Plan as well
as injunctive relief, imposition of a constructive trust,
restitution, and other monetary relief.

The amended complaint alleges that from April 26, 2007 to the
present defendants failed to prudently and loyally manage the
Savings Plan's assets, thereby breaching their fiduciary duties in
violation of ERISA by causing the Savings Plan to invest in our
common stock notwithstanding that the stock allegedly was "no
longer a prudent investment for the Participants' retirement
savings."

The amended complaint further claims that, during the Class
Period, defendants failed to monitor the Savings Plan fiduciaries,
failed to provide the Savings Plan fiduciaries with, and to
disclose to Savings Plan participants, adverse facts regarding
Harman and our businesses and prospects. The Russell Plaintiff
also contends that defendants breached their duties to avoid
conflicts of interest and to serve the interests of participants
in and beneficiaries of the Savings Plan with undivided loyalty.

As a result of these alleged fiduciary breaches, the amended
complaint asserts that the Savings Plan has "suffered substantial
losses, resulting in the depletion of millions of dollars of the
retirement savings and anticipated retirement income of the
Savings Plan's Participants."

On March 24, 2008, the Court ordered, for pretrial management
purposes only, the consolidation of Patrick Russell v. Harman
International Industries, Incorporated, et al. with In re Harman
International Industries, Inc. Securities Litigation.

Defendants moved to dismiss the complaint in its entirety on
August 5, 2008. The Russell Plaintiff opposed the defendants'
motion to dismiss on September 19, 2008, and defendants filed a
reply in further support of their motion to dismiss on October 20,
2008. The motion is now fully briefed. As of March 31, 2013, the
case remained open with no new developments.


HARVEST NATURAL: Faces Consolidated Stock Suit in Texas
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Lawsuits alleging that Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. made
certain false or misleading public statements that resulted to
stock price declines have been consolidated, according to the
company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2013.

The following related class action lawsuits were filed on the
dates specified in the United States District Court, Southern
District of Texas: John Phillips v. Harvest Natural Resources,
Inc., James A. Edmiston and Stephen C. Haynes (March 22, 2013);
Sang Kim v. Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., James A. Edmiston,
Stephen C. Haynes, Stephen D. Chesebro', Igor Effimoff, H. H.
Hardee, Robert E. Irelan, Patrick M. Murray and J. Michael Stinson
(April 3, 2013); Chris Kean v. Harvest Natural Resources, Inc.,
James A. Edmiston and Stephen C. Haynes (April 11, 2013);
Prastitis v. Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., James A. Edmiston
and Stephen C. Haynes (April 17, 2013); Alan Myers v. Harvest
Natural Resources, Inc., James A. Edmiston and Stephen C. Haynes
(April 22, 2013); and Edward W. Walbridge and the Edward W.
Walbridge Trust v. Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., James A.
Edmiston and Stephen C. Haynes (April 26, 2013).

The complaints allege that the Company made certain false or
misleading public statements and demand that the defendants pay
unspecified damages to the class action plaintiffs based on stock
price declines. On April 18, 2013, the second, third and fourth
listed actions were consolidated into the Phillips case. The
Company and the other named defendants intend to vigorously defend
the consolidated and other listed lawsuits.


ICAHN ENTERPRISES: Suit by Dynegy Shareholders in Abeyance
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The case Silsby v. Icahn et al. is being held in temporary
abeyance pending a decision by the federal court as to the scope
of plaintiff's right to proceed with this action, according to
Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P.'s May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended March 1, 2013.

On March 28, 2012 an action was filed in the U.S. District Court,
Southern District of New York, entitled Silsby v. Icahn et al.
Defendants include Carl C. Icahn and two officers of Dynegy Inc
("Dynegy") and certain of its directors. As initially filed, the
action purports to be brought as a class action on behalf of
Dynegy shareholders who acquired their shares between September
2011 and March 2012.

The Complaint alleges violations of the federal securities laws by
defendants' allegedly making false and misleading statements in
securities filings that artificially inflated the price of Dynegy
stock. The individual defendants are alleged to have been
controlling persons of Dynegy. Plaintiff is seeking damages in an
unspecified amount.

Subsequent to the filing of this action, Dynegy filed for
bankruptcy, and a U.S. bankruptcy court has approved a Plan of
Reorganization. Plaintiff is proceeding with the action and has
filed an amended complaint which purports to be a class action on
behalf of Dynegy shareholders who acquired their securities
between July 10, 2011 and March 9, 2012.

"However, we believe that we have meritorious defenses to the
claims and intend to file a motion to dismiss. At present, the
case is being held in temporary abeyance pending a decision by the
federal court as to the scope of plaintiff's right to proceed with
this action," Icahn Enterprises said.


ITT CORP: Sues Insurer for Asbestos Coverage
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ITT Corporation, on its May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013, disclosed the cases it is involved in:

"On February 13, 2003, we commenced an action, Cannon Electric,
Inc. v. Affiliated FM Ins. Co., Sup. Ct., Los Angeles County,
seeking recovery of costs related to asbestos product liability
losses. During this coverage litigation, we entered into coverage-
in-place settlement agreements with ACE, Wausau and Utica Mutual
dated April 2004, September 2004, and February 2007, respectively.
These agreements provide specific coverage for the Company's
legacy asbestos liabilities.

"In the first quarter of 2012, Goulds Pumps resolved its claims
against Fireman's Fund and Continental Casualty. In January 2012,
ITT and Goulds Pumps filed a putative class action against
Travelers Casualty and Surety Company (ITT Corporation and Goulds
"Pumps, Inc., v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company (f/k/a
Aetna Casualty and Surety Company)), alleging that Travelers is
unilaterally reinterpreting language contained in older Aetna
policies so as to avoid paying on asbestos claims. We continue to
negotiate settlement agreements with other insurers, where
appropriate."


INCYTE CORPORATION: Sued in Delaware Over Launch of JAKAFI
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In March and April 2013, two lawsuits were filed in the United
States District Court for the District of Delaware against the
Incyte Corporation, and its chief drug development and medical
officer, according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended March 1, 2013.

The complaints each allege violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of a purported
class of purchasers of the Company's stock between April 26, 2012
and August 1, 2012.  In general, the complaints allege that the
defendants issued materially false or misleading statements
concerning the Company's business and prospects relating to the
commercial launch of JAKAFI.  The complaints seek damages in an
unspecified amount, equitable relief of an unspecified nature, and
costs and expenses of litigation.  The Company believes it has
meritorious defenses and intends to vigorously defend itself
against these lawsuits.   The Company is unable to estimate the
possible loss or range of loss, if any, at this time.


INTERMEC INC: Plaintiffs Failed to Stop Honeywell Deal in March
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A Washington state court denied the plaintiffs' motion for a
preliminary injunction seeking to stop the proposed acquisition of
Intermec Inc. by Honeywell International Inc., according to
Intermec's May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

In December 2012, multiple purported class action lawsuits were
filed on behalf of the Company's stockholders in connection with
the proposed acquisition of Intermec by Honeywell International
Inc. These cases were filed in Delaware Chancery Court and in
Superior Court in Washington State.

On January 10, 2013, the three Delaware cases were consolidated as
In re Intermec, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, C.A. No. 8137-CS,
and lead counsel was appointed. On January 24, 2013, lead counsel
for the plaintiffs in the consolidated action filed an amended
complaint.

On January 11, 2013 the Superior Court in Washington consolidated
these cases under the name, In re Intermec, Inc. Shareholder
Litigation, Lead Case No. 12-2-01841-1, lead counsel was appointed
and the consolidated case is pending in Snohomish County,
Washington.

On February 28, 2013, plaintiffs in the Washington State action
filed a Consolidated Amended Complaint.

On March 1, 2013, plaintiffs in the Washington State action filed
a motion for a preliminary injunction and a hearing on this motion
was held on March 15, 2013 in the Superior Court of Washington for
Snohomish County.

Plaintiffs' motion was denied. The Company conducted a Special
Meeting of Stockholders on March 19, 2013 at which adoption of the
Agreement and Plan of Merger between Intermec and Honeywell was
approved.

The lawsuits allege, among other things, that the Company's Board
of Directors breached its fiduciary duties to stockholders by
failing to take steps to maximize stockholder value or to engage
in a fair sale process before approving the proposed acquisition
of Intermec by Honeywell. The plaintiffs in these various actions
seek relief that includes, among other things, an injunction
prohibiting the consummation of the proposed merger, rescission to
the extent the Merger terms have already been implemented, damages
for the breaches of fiduciary duty, and the payment of plaintiffs'
attorneys' fees and costs.


MONSANTO CO: Countryside Organics Awaits Ruling in Patent Case
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Laura Peters, writing for The News Leader, reports that a local
organic grower continues a legal battle against seed giant
Monsanto Co. but over very different issues from those of farmers
who lost a federal case on May 13 against the firm.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that growers who plant Monsanto's
genetically altered seeds can't harvest seeds from those plants
without a licensing agreement from the company.

In contrast, the case involving Waynesboro's Countryside Organics
seeks court protection for family agricultural operations who
don't want their naturally grown crops cross-pollinated with
Monsanto's engineered seed.  Organic farmers would consider it
pollution and want legal protection from the company if it
happens.

The local grower was one of 83 plaintiffs who filed a class-action
lawsuit against Monsanto in March 2010 challenging Monsanto's
ability to sue organic farmers for patent infringement.

Still, Bill Ahrens, Countryside's marketing executive, disagrees
with the May 13 court ruling.  Monsanto in a sense has been given
the right to patent life, Mr. Ahrens said.

"What rights do they have to say that you can't reuse (seed) for
it's natural intention? A seed is genetic material.  You plant it.
You get seeds from it.  Typically, what you do with those seeds if
you don't eat them is you replant them," Mr. Ahrens said.  "But
they're saying no, you can't do that, you don't have the right."

In his case, a federal judge ruled in the seed company's favor two
years ago, but Mr. Ahrens' side appealed.  They should hear word
on their case soon, he said.

According to Mr. Ahrens, they want it put in writing that farmers
will not be sued in the event of "genetic trespass" if Monsanto's
plants pollinated with organic crops.

"If their plant pollinates my plant, then my plant carries the
Monsanto gene," he said.


MOODY'S CORP: Oral Arguments Proceed in N.Y. Stock Suit
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Oral arguments on the motion for summary judgment in a securities
lawsuit against Moody's Corporation took place on April 9, 2013,
according to the company's May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

Two purported class action complaints have been filed by purported
purchasers of the Company's securities against the Company and
certain of its senior officers, asserting claims under the federal
securities laws. The first was filed by Raphael Nach in the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on July 19,
2007. The second was filed by Teamsters Local 282 Pension Trust
Fund in the United States District Court for the Southern District
of New York on September 26, 2007.

Both actions have been consolidated into a single proceeding
entitled In re Moody's Corporation Securities Litigation in the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On June
27, 2008, a consolidated amended complaint was filed, purportedly
on behalf of all purchasers of the Company's securities during the
period February 3, 2006 through October 24, 2007.

Plaintiffs allege that the defendants issued false and/or
misleading statements concerning the Company's business conduct,
business prospects, business conditions and financial results
relating primarily to MIS's ratings of structured finance products
including RMBS, CDO and constant-proportion debt obligations.

The plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount of compensatory damages
and their reasonable costs and expenses incurred in connection
with the case. The Company moved for dismissal of the consolidated
amended complaint in September 2008. On February 23, 2009, the
court issued an opinion dismissing certain claims and sustaining
others.

On January 22, 2010, plaintiffs moved to certify a class of
individuals who purchased Moody's Corporation common stock between
February 3, 2006 and October 24, 2007, which the Company opposed.
On March 31, 2011, the court issued an opinion denying plaintiffs'
motion to certify the proposed class. On April 14, 2011,
plaintiffs filed a petition in the United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit seeking discretionary permission to appeal
the decision.

The Company filed its response to the petition on April 25, 2011.
On July 20, 2011, the Second Circuit issued an order denying
plaintiffs' petition for leave to appeal. On September 14, 2012,
the Company filed a motion for summary judgment, which was fully
briefed on December 21, 2012. Oral arguments on the motion for
summary judgment took place on April 9, 2013.


MOODY'S CORP: Fraud Claims Trial in Cheyne SIV Suit This Month
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Trial on the remaining fraud claims against Moody's Corporation in
a suit over the credit ratings assigned to the securities issued
by the Cheyne SIV is set for May 2013, according to the company's
May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013

On August 25, 2008, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank filed a purported
class action in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York asserting numerous common-law causes of
action against two subsidiaries of the Company, another rating
agency, and Morgan Stanley & Co.

The action related to securities issued by a structured investment
vehicle called Cheyne Finance (the "Cheyne SIV") and sought, among
other things, compensatory and punitive damages. The central
allegation against the rating agency defendants was that the
credit ratings assigned to the securities issued by the Cheyne SIV
were false and misleading. In early proceedings, the court
dismissed all claims against the rating agency defendants except
those for fraud and aiding and abetting fraud.

In June 2010, the court denied plaintiff's motion for class
certification, and additional plaintiffs were subsequently added
to the complaint. In January 2012, the rating agency defendants
moved for summary judgment with respect to the fraud and aiding
and abetting fraud claims.

Also in January 2012, in light of new New York state case law, the
court permitted the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint that
reasserted previously dismissed claims against all defendants for
breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation,
and related aiding and abetting claims.

In May 2012, the court, ruling on the rating agency defendants'
motion to dismiss, dismissed all of the reasserted claims except
for the negligent misrepresentation claim, and on September 19,
2012, after further proceedings, the court also dismissed the
negligent misrepresentation claim.

On August 17, 2012, the court ruled on the rating agencies' motion
for summary judgment on the plaintiffs' remaining claims for fraud
and aiding and abetting fraud. The court dismissed, in whole or in
part, the fraud claims of four plaintiffs as against Moody's but
allowed the fraud claims to proceed with respect to certain claims
of one of those plaintiffs and the claims of the remaining 11
plaintiffs. The court also dismissed all claims against Moody's
for aiding and abetting fraud.

Three of the plaintiffs whose claims were dismissed filed motions
for reconsideration, and on November 7, 2012, the court granted
two of these motions, reinstating the claims of two plaintiffs
that were previously dismissed. On February 1, 2013, the court
dismissed the claims of one additional plaintiff on jurisdictional
grounds.

Trial on the remaining fraud claims against the rating agencies,
and on claims against Morgan Stanley for aiding and abetting fraud
and for negligent misrepresentation, was scheduled for May 2013.

On April 24, 2013, pursuant to confidential settlement agreements,
the 14 plaintiffs with claims that had been ordered to trial
stipulated to the voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, of these
claims as against all defendants, and the Court so ordered that
stipulation on April 26, 2013. The settlement did not cover
certain claims of two plaintiffs that were previously dismissed by
the Court.


MOODY'S CORP: Has Confidential Deal With Rhinebridge Plaintiffs
---------------------------------------------------------------
Pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement, the plaintiffs in
a suit over the credit ratings assigned to the securities issued
by a structured investment vehicle called Rhinebridge Plc
stipulated to the voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, of all
remaining claims against Moody's Corporation, according to Moody's
May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

In October 2009, plaintiffs King County, Washington and Iowa
Student Loan Liquidity Corporation each filed substantially
identical putative class actions in the Southern District of New
York against two subsidiaries of the Company and several other
defendants, including two other rating agencies and IKB Deutsche
Industriebank AG.

These actions arose out of investments in securities issued by a
structured investment vehicle called Rhinebridge Plc (the
"Rhinebridge SIV") and sought, among other things, compensatory
and punitive damages. Each complaint asserted a claim for common
law fraud against the rating agency defendants, alleging, among
other things, that the credit ratings assigned to the securities
issued by the Rhinebridge SIV were false and misleading. The case
was assigned to the same judge presiding over the litigation
concerning the Cheyne SIV.

In April 2010, the court denied the rating agency defendants'
motion to dismiss. In June 2010, the court consolidated the two
cases and the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint that, among
other things, added Morgan Stanley & Co. as a defendant.

In January 2012, in light of new New York state case law, the
court permitted the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint that
asserted claims against the rating agency defendants for breach of
fiduciary duty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and
aiding and abetting claims.

In May 2012, the court, ruling on the rating agency defendants'
motion to dismiss, dismissed all of the new claims except for the
negligent misrepresentation claim and a claim for aiding and
abetting fraud; on September 28, 2012, after further proceedings,
the court also dismissed the negligent misrepresentation claim.
Plaintiffs did not seek class certification.

On September 7, 2012 the rating agencies filed a motion for
summary judgment dismissing the remaining claims against them. On
January 3, 2013, the Court issued an order dismissing the claim
for aiding and abetting fraud against the rating agencies but
allowing the claim for fraud to proceed to trial.

In June 2012 and March 2013, respectively, defendants IKB Deutsche
Industriebank AG (and a related entity) and Fitch, Inc. informed
the court that they had executed confidential settlement
agreements with the plaintiffs. On April 24, 2013, pursuant to a
confidential settlement agreement, the plaintiffs stipulated to
the voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, of all remaining claims
as against the remaining defendants, including Moody's, and the
Court so ordered that stipulation on April 26, 2013.


MYLAN SPECIALTY: Indemnified for Claims in Drug Pricing Suit
------------------------------------------------------------
Dey, now known as Mylan Specialty L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Mylan Inc., was named as a defendant in several class actions
brought by consumers and third-party payors.  Mylan Specialty has
reached a settlement of these class actions, which has been
approved by the court and all claims have been dismissed,
according to Mylan Inc.'s May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

Additionally, a complaint was filed under seal by a plaintiff on
behalf of the United States of America against Dey in August 1997.
In August 2006, the Government filed its complaint-in-intervention
and the case was unsealed in September 2006. The Government
asserted that Mylan Specialty was jointly liable with a
codefendant and sought recovery of alleged overpayments, together
with treble damages, civil penalties and equitable relief.

Mylan Specialty completed a settlement of this action in December
2010. These cases all have generally alleged that Mylan Specialty
falsely reported certain price information concerning certain
drugs marketed by Mylan Specialty, that Mylan Specialty caused
false claims to be made to Medicaid and to Medicare, and that
Mylan Specialty caused Medicaid and Medicare to make overpayments
on those claims.

Under the terms of the purchase agreement with Merck KGaA, Mylan
is fully indemnified for the claims and Merck KGaA is entitled to
any income tax benefit the Company realizes for any deductions of
amounts paid for such pricing litigation. Under the indemnity,
Merck KGaA is responsible for all settlement and legal costs, and,
as such, these settlements had no impact on the Company's
Consolidated Statements of Operations. At March 31, 2013, the
Company has accrued approximately $66.4 million in other current
liabilities, which represents its estimate of the remaining amount
of anticipated income tax benefits due to Merck KGaA.
Substantially all of Mylan Specialty's known claims with respect
to this pricing litigation have been settled.


PROVIDENCE HEALTH: Sued Over Refusal to Cover Autism ABA Therapy
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OPB reports that two Multnomah County families whose children have
autism have filed a class action lawsuit against Providence Health
Plan.

The families say Providence is refusing to pay for "Applied
Behavior Analysis."  ABA involves a therapist working one-on-one
with a child -- to teach a range of skills -- from reading to
tooth brushing.  It's expensive because of the time involved.

Lawyer Keith Dubanevich, says Providence denied the families'
claims, first saying ABA was experimental, then saying it was
excluded from their policies.

"I'm pretty confident that a lot of parents just give up because
they either don't have the expertise or the money to hire a lawyer
or the time to deal with it."

Mr. Dubanevich says Oregon's "Mental Health Parity Act" requires
Providence to cover mental and physical problems to the same
degree.

Providence spokesman Gary Walker says most health insurance
carriers in Oregon don't cover ABA.  And while Providence doesn't
discuss pending litigation he says, it is working with
legislators, advocates and other health plans, to find common
standards to cover ABA in the future.


QUESTOR PHARMACEUTICALS: To Seek Dismissal of "Norton" Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. plans to file a motion to dismiss a
consolidated amended complaint in a suit filed against it over its
use of Acthar for certain indications, according to the company's
May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

According to the Company, "On September 26, 2012, a putative class
action lawsuit was filed against us and certain of our officers
and directors in the United States District Court for the Central
District of California, captioned John K. Norton v. Questcor
Pharmaceuticals, et al., No. SACv12-1623 DMG (FMOx). The complaint
purports to be brought on behalf of shareholders who purchased our
common stock between April 26, 2011 and September 21, 2012."

"The complaint generally asserts that we and certain of our
officers and directors violated sections 10(b) and/or 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act,
by making allegedly false and/or misleading statements concerning
the clinical evidence to support the use of Acthar for indications
other than infantile spasms, the promotion of the sale and use of
Acthar in the treatment of MS and nephrotic syndrome,
reimbursement for Acthar from third-party insurers, and our
outlook and potential market growth for Acthar.

"The complaint seeks damages in an unspecified amount and
equitable relief against the defendants. This lawsuit has been
consolidated with four subsequently-filed actions asserting
similar claims under the caption: In re Questcor Securities
Litigation, No. CV 12-01623 DMG (FMOx). On January 4, 2013, the
district court issued an order appointing the West Virginia
Investment Management Board and Plumbers & Pipefitters National
Pension Fund as Lead Plaintiffs in the consolidated securities
action. In March 2013, the Lead Plaintiffs filed a consolidated
amended complaint for the consolidated securities action. We will
be filing a motion to dismiss the consolidated amended complaint
in May 2013."


QUESTOR PHARMACEUTICALS: State Derivative Lawsuit Stayed
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A court issued a final ruling granting a motion by Questor
Pharmaceutials Inc. to stay state derivative actions until the
putative federal securities and federal derivative actions are
resolved, according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended March 1, 2013.

On October 2, 2012, an alleged shareholder filed a derivative
lawsuit purportedly on behalf of the Company against certain of
our officers and directors in the Superior Court of the State of
California, Orange County, captioned Monika do Valle v. Virgil D.
Thompson, et al., No. 30-2012-00602258-CU-SL-CXC. The complaint
asserts claims for breach of fiduciary duty, abuse of control,
mismanagement and waste of corporate assets arising from
substantially similar allegations as those contained in the Norton
case, as well as from allegations relating to sales of our common
stock by the defendants and repurchases of our common stock.

The company disclosed that: "The complaint seeks an unspecified
sum of damages and equitable relief. On October 24, 2012, an
alleged shareholder filed a derivative lawsuit purportedly on
behalf of the Company against certain of our officers and
directors in the Superior Court of the State of California, Orange
County, captioned Jones v. Bailey, et al., Case No. 30-2012-
00608001-CU-MC-CXC. The suit asserts claims substantially
identical to those asserted in the do Valle derivative action."

"In January 2013, a Judge of the Superior Court held a hearing
with regard to our motion to stay these state shareholder
derivative actions in favor of the putative federal securities
class action and federal shareholder derivative action. On
February 19, 2013, the court issued a final ruling granting our
motion to stay the state derivative actions until the putative
federal securities and federal derivative actions are resolved."


REDFLEX TRAFFIC: Issued Illegal Tickets to Drivers, Suit Says
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Courthouse News Service reports that a class action claims the
City of Center Point and Redflex Traffic Systems illegally ticket
drivers by threatening them with a court appearance if they refuse
to pay fines, though "no such court exists."

Redflex owns and operates the traffic cameras for Center Point,
which photographs cars believed to run red lights or stop signs or
speed.  Such traffic-enforcement systems have been challenged,
usually unsuccessfully, in courts all over the country.

This one is a bit odd, though.  It claims that the law that made
the traffic cameras legal also gave ticketed drivers the right to
appeal -- but there are no courts authorized to hear the appeals,
the two named plaintiffs say.

Rhonda Lashon Stubbs and Celeita Snow sued the city and Redflex in
Jefferson County Court.

Stubbs's Lexus, license plate IMNGOD, was ticketed twice,
allegedly for running the same stop sign on different days. Snow's
Mercedes Benz was issued 14 citations.  Snow says she repeatedly
requested hearings on her tickets, and the city granted them, then
"postponed" them, but never set a new date.  It can't, she says,
because there is no court that can hear it.

"Ms. Stubbs paid the Notice of Violation because the Defendants
left her with the false impression that the administrative hearing
would be binding and would be conducted by the 'Municipal Court,'"
the complaint states.  "Currently, however, the Defendants
strenuously argue that no such court exists.  By leaving the
Plaintiff with the false impression that she would appear in front
of a 'court,' the Notice of Violation carried the full imprimatur
of the State of Alabama and misled and intimidated Ms. Stubbs and
the Class members into paying the 'fine.'

"Similarly, the Notice of Violation sent to Stubbs and other
members of the Class did not explain that the $100 'fine' could
not be collected unless the City filed a later, separate civil
suit.  Neither Ms. Stubbs nor any other Class member was informed
that the Notice of Violation was not judicial in nature but was
actually a non-binding collection notice."

In fact, the plaintiffs say, a state judge has told the city that
its system is illegal.

The complaint states: "On August 17, 2012, an order was entered by
Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge David N. Lichtenstein in City
of Center Point v. Kenneth Crowder, CV-2012-0929 whereby this
Court found that the Alabama District Courts do not have
jurisdiction to hear appeals of any matters concerning fines,
adjudications, or other action pursuant to Ordinance 2011-02.
Therefore, the 'appeal' rights granted in the statute are
defective as contrary to the Alabama Constitution.

"As a result of deficiencies in the Statute and Ordinance -- as
pointed out by Judge Lichtenstein -- no meaningful appeal lies
from any decision of the hearing officer appointed by the Mayor.
Act 2011-580 grants rights of appeal and the Due Process Clause
requires the opportunity for meaningful review; absent that, the
Statute and the Ordinance are unconstitutional as applied and are
due to be stricken."

Every member of the class, in other words, becomes a hero, or
victim, of his or her own Kafka novel.

The plaintiffs seek declaratory judgment, costs, and damages for
civil rights violations, suppression of material facts, and
unlawful debt collection practices.

Their lead counsel is Samuel M. Hill.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) wrote novels and stories in which the
hero, often named Josef K., is summoned to appear at a court he
cannot reach, for a crime uncertain.

Center Point, pop. 23,000, is a suburb of Birmingham.


SANDISK CORP: Wants Ritz Trustee as Substitute Plaintiff
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is
yet to rule on the motion of Sandisk Corporation requesting that
Albert Giuliano, the Chapter 7 Trustee of the Ritz bankruptcy
estate, be substituted as the plaintiff in the
Ritz Camera Federal Antitrust Class Action, according to Sandisk's
May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On June 25, 2010, Ritz Camera & Image, LLC ("Ritz") filed a
complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California (the "District Court"), alleging that the Company
violated federal antitrust law by conspiring to monopolize and
monopolizing the market for flash memory products.

The lawsuit captioned Ritz Camera & Image, LLC v. SanDisk
Corporation, Inc. and Eliyahou Harari, purports to be on behalf of
direct purchasers of flash memory products sold by the Company and
joint ventures controlled by the Company from June 25, 2006
through the present.

The complaint alleges that the Company created and maintained a
monopoly by fraudulently obtaining patents and using them to
restrain competition and by allegedly converting other patents for
its competitive use. On February 24, 2011, the District Court
issued an Order granting in part and denying in part the Company's
motion to dismiss which resulted in Dr. Harari being dismissed as
a defendant.

On September 19, 2011, the Company filed a petition for permission
to file an interlocutory appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Federal Circuit (the "Federal Circuit") for the portion of the
District Court's Order denying the Company's motion to dismiss
based on Ritz's lack of standing to pursue Walker Process
antitrust claims.

On October 27, 2011, the District Court administratively closed
the case pending the Federal Circuit's ruling on the Company's
petition. On November 20, 2012, the Federal Circuit affirmed the
District Court's order denying SanDisk's motion to dismiss. On
December 2, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued its mandate returning
the case to the District Court. Discovery is now open in the
District Court. On February 20, 2013, Ritz filed a motion
requesting that Albert Giuliano, the Chapter 7 Trustee of the Ritz
bankruptcy estate, be substituted as the plaintiff in this case.
The Court has not ruled on Ritz's motion.


SANDISK CORP: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of Antitrust Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------
Appellate briefing on a motion by certain indirect purchasers of
SD cards against a ruling to dismiss a case against Sandisk
Corporation is ongoing, according to the company's May 3, 2013,
Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On March 15, 2011, a putative class action captioned Oliver v. SD-
3C LLC, et al was filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of California (the "District Court") on behalf
of a nationwide class of indirect purchasers of SD cards alleging
various claims against the Company, SD-3C, Panasonic, Toshiba, and
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. under federal
antitrust law pursuant to Section 1 of the Sherman Act, California
antirust and unfair competition laws, and common law.

The complaint seeks an injunction of the challenged conduct,
dissolution of "the cooperation agreements, joint ventures and/or
cross-licenses alleged herein," treble damages, restitution,
disgorgement, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, and
attorneys' fees.

Plaintiffs allege that the Company (along with the other members
of SD-3C) conspired to artificially inflate the royalty costs
associated with manufacturing SD cards in violation of federal and
California antitrust and unfair competition laws, which in turn
allegedly caused plaintiffs to pay higher prices for SD cards. The
allegations are similar to, and incorporate by reference the
complaint in the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Panasonic
Corporation; Panasonic Corporation of North America; and SD-3C
LLC.

On May 21, 2012, the District Court granted Defendants' motion to
dismiss the complaint with prejudice. Plaintiffs have appealed.
Appellate briefing should be completed on June 21, 2013. No date
for oral argument has been set.


SEMPRA ENERGY: Cleared by Regulatory Report in 2011 Power Outage
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Sempra Energy said in its May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013, that a regulatory report found no failure on its
part for a September 2011 power failure that resulted to a lawsuit
against the Company.

In September 2011, a power outage lasting approximately 12 hours
affected millions of people from Mexico to southern Orange County,
California. Within several days of the outage, several customers
of California Utilities, which are San Diego Gas & Electric
Company (SDG&E) filed a class action lawsuit in Federal District
Court in San Diego against Arizona Public Service Company,
Pinnacle West, and SDG&E alleging that the companies failed to
prevent the outage.

The lawsuit seeks recovery of unspecified amounts of damages,
including punitive damages. In July 2012, the court granted
SDG&E's motion to dismiss the punitive damages request and
dismissed Arizona Public Service Company and Pinnacle West from
the lawsuit. In addition, more than 7,000 customers' claims,
primarily related to food spoilage, have been submitted directly
to SDG&E.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American
Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) conducted a joint inquiry
to determine the cause of the power failure and issued a report in
May 2012 regarding their findings. The report does not make any
findings of failure on SDG&E's part that led to the power failure.


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES: AirTran Continues to Face Antitrust Suit
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A May 20, 2013 deadline was due for a report on Delta Air Lines'
production of electronic data in relation to a federal antitrust
suit against Delta Air Lines, Inc. and AirTran, according to
Southwest Airlines Co.'s May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

A complaint alleging violations of federal antitrust laws and
seeking certification as a class action was filed against Delta
Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta") and AirTran in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta on
May 22, 2009.

On May 2, 2011, Southwest acquired all of the outstanding equity
of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (AirTran Holdings), the former parent
company of AirTran Airways, Inc. (AirTran Airways), in exchange
for Southwest Airlines Co. common stock and cash.

The complaint alleged, among other things, that AirTran attempted
to monopolize air travel in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman
Act, and conspired with Delta in imposing $15-per-bag fees for the
first item of checked luggage in violation of Section 1 of the
Sherman Act. The initial complaint sought treble damages on behalf
of a putative class of persons or entities in the United States
who directly paid Delta and/or AirTran such fees on domestic
flights beginning December 5, 2008.

After the filing of the May 2009 complaint, various other nearly
identical complaints also seeking certification as class actions
were filed in federal district courts in Atlanta, Georgia;
Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the cases were
consolidated before a single federal district court judge in
Atlanta.

A Consolidated Amended Complaint was filed in the consolidated
action on February 1, 2010, which broadened the allegations to add
claims that Delta and AirTran conspired to reduce capacity on
competitive routes and to raise prices in violation of Section 1
of the Sherman Act. In addition to treble damages for the amount
of first baggage fees paid to AirTran and to Delta, the
Consolidated Amended Complaint seeks injunctive relief against a
broad range of alleged anticompetitive activities, as well as
attorneys' fees.

On August 2, 2010, the Court dismissed plaintiffs' claims that
AirTran and Delta had violated Section 2 of the Sherman Act; the
Court let stand the claims of a conspiracy with respect to the
imposition of a first bag fee and the airlines' capacity and
pricing decisions. On June 30, 2010, the plaintiffs filed a motion
to certify a class, which AirTran and Delta have opposed.

The Court has not yet ruled on the class certification motion. The
original period for fact and expert discovery was scheduled to end
on February 25, 2011, but on February 3, 2012, the Court granted
plaintiffs' motion for supplemental discovery because Delta
discovered that it had not produced certain electronic documents.

The period for supplemental discovery against AirTran ended on May
3, 2012, but discovery disputes between plaintiffs and Delta have
continued. On June 18, 2012, the parties filed a Stipulation and
Order that plaintiffs have abandoned their claim that AirTran and
Delta conspired to reduce capacity.

On August 31, 2012, AirTran and Delta moved for summary judgment
on all of plaintiffs' remaining claims, and the plaintiffs filed a
supplemental brief on class certification.  From September to
November 2012, the plaintiffs filed a series of motions to compel
Delta to produce additional documents and for sanctions based on
alleged failures to produce electronic data.

On November 19, 2012, the Court ordered plaintiffs to appoint an
expert to examine Delta's production of electronic data and
suspended the briefing schedule for the summary judgment motion
until the expert has completed his work. It is AirTran's
understanding that the expert's work has been ongoing.

Under the current schedule, the expert's report was due May 20,
2013.  After the expert submits his report and Delta produces any
responsive documents identified by the expert as not previously
produced, the parties will resume briefing defendants' motions for
summary judgment and supplemental briefing on plaintiffs' motion
for class certification. AirTran denies all allegations of
wrongdoing, including those in the Consolidated Amended Complaint,
and intends to defend vigorously any and all such allegations.


STILLWATER MINING: Faces "Jurgelewicz" Shareholder Lawsuit
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Stillwater Mining Company has been named as nominal defendant in a
putative derivative and class action complaint filed by a
purported shareholder in the United States District Court for the
District of Montana, according to the company's May 2, 2013, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On April 4, 2013, a putative derivative and class action complaint
was filed by a purported shareholder in the United States District
Court for the District of Montana, Billings Division, captioned
Jurgelewicz v. McAllister, et al., Case 1:13-cv-00047-RFC.

The complaint names the board of directors as defendants and the
Company as nominal defendant. The complaint asserts derivative
claims for breach of fiduciary duty, waste and unjust enrichment
against certain members of the Board, alleging that those
defendants violated the Company's 2004 Equity Incentive Plan,
which limits awards to 250,000 shares per year to any individual,
by awarding Mr. McAllister a grant of 337,447 restricted stock
units in 2010 and a grant of 267,512 restricted stock units in
2012.

Plaintiff also asserts against the Board class action claims for
violation of the fiduciary duty of candor and violations of Sec.
14(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 14a-9 promulgated thereunder,
alleging that the Proxy Statement is false and misleading because
it fails to disclose that the Board violated the 2004 Equity
Incentive Plan in 2010 and 2012. Among other remedies, plaintiff
seeks a declaration that the awards granted to Mr. McAllister in
2010 and 2012 allegedly in excess of the applicable annual limit
were ultra vires and void; rescission of the alleged excess
grants; damages; an injunction against the 2013 Annual Meeting
until corrective action is taken; and an order directing the
Company to take all necessary actions to reform and improve its
corporate governance and internal procedures to comply with
applicable laws and policies.

The Company strongly disagrees with the legal position taken by
and allegations made by the plaintiffs and believes this lawsuit
is without merit as the limitation in the 2004 Equity Incentive
Plan derives from Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code,
which was not relevant in respect of these awards. However in
light of the litigation and the legal uncertainty relating to the
2010 and 2012 restricted stock unit award grants to Mr. McAllister
in excess of the 250,000 share annual limit set forth in the
Company's 2004 Equity Incentive Plan, on April 6, 2013 the
Company's Compensation Committee and Mr. McAllister in order to
avoid unnecessary legal expenses and the potential distraction of
litigation (which in each case the members of the Compensation
Committee and Mr. McAllister believe would not be in the best
interests of the Company's shareholders) agreed to rescind each of
such awards to the extent of the excess of the award over the
250,000 share limit set forth in the plan.

To that end (i) Mr. McAllister paid back to the Company 87,447
shares received in respect of his 2010 restricted stock unit award
and (ii) Mr. McAllister's 2012 restricted stock unit award (with
respect to service in 2011) was reduced by 17,512 restricted stock
units. In addition, although not subject to the foregoing
litigation, consistent with the Compensation Committee's decision
on April 6, 2013, on April 9, 2013, the Compensation Committee and
Mr. McAllister rescinded 82,000 shares in respect of his 2009
restricted stock unit award of 332,000.


STILLWATER MINING: Faces "Casey" Shareholder Lawsuit
----------------------------------------------------
On April 16, 2013, a putative class action complaint was filed by
a purported shareholder of Stillwater Mining Company in the
Thirteenth Judicial District Court, Yellowstone County, captioned
Casey v. Stillwater Mining Co., et al., according to the company's
May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

The complaint names the Company and the board of directors as
defendants, and asserts class action claims for breach of
fiduciary duty against the board, and aiding and abetting claims
against the Company. The complaint alleges that the board of
directors, aided and abetted by the Company, is breaching its
fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value and
consider strategic alternatives in light of the Clinton Group's
ongoing proxy contest.

Among other remedies, Plaintiff seeks a declaration that the
directors' conduct is a breach of fiduciary duty; an order
directing the board to exercise its fiduciary duties to obtain a
transaction which is in the best interests of Stillwater's
shareholders; an order directing the board to establish a
committee of independent directors, or, if there are no
independent directors, to engage an independent third party to
evaluate strategic alternatives and take decisive steps to
maximize shareholder value; and an order prohibiting the board
from entering into any contractual provisions which harm
Stillwater or its shareholders or prohibit defendants from
maximizing shareholder value, including any confidentiality
agreement or contract designed to impede the maximization of
shareholder value.


STRAYER EDUCATION: Plaintiffs' Deadline to Appeal Ruling Lapses
---------------------------------------------------------------
A putative securities class action against Strayer Education, Inc.
is finally disposed of as the deadline expired for plaintiffs to
request further appeal, according to the company's May 2, 2013,
Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On October 15, 2010, a putative securities class action was filed
in the United States District Court for the Middle District of
Florida. On March 20, 2012, the District Court granted the
Company's motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a
claim, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that
dismissal on December 13, 2012.

That dismissal became the final disposition of the case on
March 13, 2013, when the deadline expired for plaintiffs to
request further appeal.

A shareholder derivative action alleging similar facts was filed
in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, which action was
voluntarily dismissed by nonsuit on June 12, 2012.


TOYS "R" US: Settlement in Consumer Suit Vacated; Case Remanded
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a District Court's
order approving a settlement agreement in a consumer class action
filed against Toys "R" Us, Inc.  The Court remanded the case to
the District Court, according to the company's May 3, 2013 filing
of its financial report for the fiscal years ended February 2,
2013, January 28, 2012 and January 29, 2011 with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission.

On July 15, 2009, the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania (the "District Court") granted the class
plaintiffs' motion for class certification in a consumer class
action commenced in January 2006, which was consolidated with an
action brought by two Internet retailers that was commenced in
December 2005.

Both actions allege that Babies "R" Us agreed with certain baby
product manufacturers (collectively, with the Company and our
Parent, the "Defendants") to impose, maintain and/or enforce
minimum price agreements in violation of antitrust laws. In
addition, in December 2009, a third Internet retailer filed a
similar action and another consumer class action was commenced
making similar allegations involving most of the same Defendants.

In January 2011, the parties in the consumer class actions entered
into a settlement agreement, which was approved by the District
Court in a final approval order in December 2011. In January 2012,
certain parties who objected to the District Court's final
approval of the settlement filed Notices of Appeal with the Third
Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to the Company, "As part of the settlement, in March
2011, we made a payment of approximately $17 million towards the
overall settlement. In February 2013, the Third Circuit Court of
Appeals vacated the District Court's final approval order and
remanded the case to the District Court."

The company said it does not reasonably believe that it will need
to make any further payments in connection with any future
settlement. In addition, in January 2011, the plaintiffs, the
Company and its Parent and certain other Defendants in the
Internet retailer actions entered into a settlement agreement
pursuant to which the company made a payment of approximately
$5 million towards the overall settlement.

In addition, on or about November 23, 2010, the company's Parent
entered into a Stipulation with the Federal Trade Commission
("FTC") ending the FTC's investigation related to its Parent and
its subsidiaries' compliance with a 1998 FTC Final Order and
settling all claims in full. Pursuant to the settlement, in May
2011, the company paid approximately $1 million as a civil
penalty.


TREX COMPANY: Continues to Face Suit Over "Defective" Products
--------------------------------------------------------------
Trex Company, Inc. continues to face lawsuits over alleged defects
in certain of its products, according to the company's May 3,
2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

On January 19, 2009, a purported class action case was commenced
against the Company in the Superior Court of California, Santa
Cruz County, by the lead law firm of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann &
Bernstein, LLP and certain other law firms (the "Lieff Cabraser
Group") on behalf of Eric Ross and Bradley S. Hureth and similarly
situated plaintiffs.

These plaintiffs generally allege certain defects in the Company's
products, and that the Company has failed to provide adequate
remedies for defective products. On February 13, 2009, the Company
removed this case to the United States District Court, Northern
District of California. On January 21, 2009, a purported class
action case was commenced against the Company in the United States
District Court, Western District of Washington by the law firm of
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP (the "Hagens Berman Firm") on
behalf of Mark Okano and similarly situated plaintiffs, generally
alleging certain product defects in the Company's products, and
that the Company has failed to provide adequate remedies for
defective products. This case was transferred by the Washington
Court to the California Court as a related case to the Lieff
Cabraser Group's case.

On July 30, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California preliminarily approved a settlement of the
claims of the lawsuit commenced by the Lieff Cabraser Group
involving surface flaking of the Company's product, and on March
15, 2010, it granted final approval of the settlement. On April
14, 2010, the Hagens Berman Firm filed a notice to appeal the
District Court's ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit. On July 9, 2010, the Hagens Berman Firm
dismissed their appeal, effectively making the settlement final.

On March 25, 2010, the Lieff Cabraser Group amended its complaint
to add claims relating to alleged defects in the Company's
products and alleged misrepresentations relating to mold growth.
The Hagens Berman firm has alleged similar claims in its original
complaint. In its Final Order approving the surface flaking
settlement, the District Court consolidated these pending actions
relating to the mold claims, and appointed the Hagens Berman Firm
as lead counsel in this case. On December 3, 2010, the Hagens
Berman Firm filed an amended consolidated complaint relating to
the mold growth claims (now on behalf of Dean Mahan and other
named plaintiffs).

On December 15, 2010, a purported class action case was commenced
against the Company in the United States District Court, Western
District of Kentucky, by the lead law firm of Cohen & Malad, LLP
("Cohen & Malad") on behalf of Richard Levin and similarly
situated plaintiffs, and on June 13, 2011, a purported class
action was commenced against the Company in the Marion
Circuit/Superior Court of Indiana by Cohen & Malad on behalf of
Ellen Kopetsky and similarly situated plaintiffs. On June 28,
2011, the Company removed the Kopetsky case to the United States
District Court, Southern District of Indiana.

On August 11, 2011, a purported class action was commenced against
the Company in the 50th Circuit Court for the County of Chippewa,
Michigan on behalf of Joel and Lori Peffers and similarly situated
plaintiffs. On August 26, 2011, the Company removed the Peffers
case to the United States District Court, Western District of
Michigan.

On April 4, 2012, a purported class action was commenced against
the Company in Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County on
behalf of Caryn Borger, M.D. and similarly situated plaintiffs. On
May 1, 2012, the Company removed the Borger case to the United
States District Court, District of New Jersey. The plaintiffs in
these purported class actions generally allege certain defects in
the Company's products and alleged misrepresentations relating to
mold growth.

The Company believes that the claims relating to mold growth are
without merit and denies all liability with respect to the facts
and claims alleged. However, the Company is aware of the
substantial burden, expense, inconvenience and distraction of
continued litigation. As of March 31, 2013, the Company has
accrued a $1.7 million liability related to these claims. It is
reasonably possible that the Company may incur costs in excess of
the recorded amounts; however, the Company expects that the total
net cost to resolve the lawsuit will not exceed $10 million.


UNITED PARCEL: Ontario Suit Over Brokerage Service Continues
------------------------------------------------------------
United Parcel Service, Inc. is facing in Ontario the last
remaining claim against it over allege inadequate disclosure
concerning the existence and cost of brokerage services,
according to the company's May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

According to the Company, "In Canada, four purported class-action
cases were filed against us in British Columbia (2006); Ontario
(2007) and Quebec (2006 and 2013). The cases each allege
inadequate disclosure concerning the existence and cost of
brokerage services provided by us under applicable provincial
consumer protection legislation and infringement of interest
restriction provisions under the Criminal Code of Canada."

"The British Columbia class action was declared inappropriate for
certification and dismissed by the trial judge. That decision was
upheld by the British Columbia Court of Appeal in March 2010,
which ended the case in our favor.

"The Ontario class action was certified in September 2011. Partial
summary judgment was granted to us and the plaintiffs by the
Ontario motions court. The complaint under the Criminal Code was
dismissed. No appeal is being taken from that decision. The
allegations of inadequate disclosure were granted and we are
appealing that decision.

"The motion to authorize the 2006 Quebec litigation as a class
action was dismissed by the motions judge in October 2012; there
was no appeal, which ended that case in our favor. The 2013 Quebec
litigation also has been dismissed.

"We deny all liability and are vigorously defending the one
outstanding case in Ontario. There are multiple factors that
prevent us from being able to estimate the amount of loss, if any,
that may result from this matter, including: (1) we are vigorously
defending ourselves and believe that we have a number of
meritorious legal defenses; and (2) there are unresolved questions
of law and fact that could be important to the ultimate resolution
of this matter. Accordingly, at this time, we are not able to
estimate a possible loss or range of loss that may result from
this matter or to determine whether such loss, if any, would have
a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of
operation or liquidity."


UNITED PARCEL: Still Faces Price-Fixing Suit in N.Y. Court
----------------------------------------------------------
United Parcel Service, Inc. continues to face a suit alleging
price-fixing activities relating to the provision of freight
forwarding services, according to the company's May 3, 2013, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended March 1, 2013.

In January 2008, a class action complaint was filed in the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
alleging price-fixing activities relating to the provision of
freight forwarding services. United Parcel Service, Inc. was not
named in this case.

In July 2009, the plaintiffs filed a first amended complaint
naming numerous global freight forwarders as defendants. UPS and
UPS Supply Chain Solutions are among the 60 defendants named in
the amended complaint. The plaintiffs filed a Second Amended
Complaint in October 2010, which the company moved to dismiss. In
August 2012, the Court granted the company's motion to dismiss all
claims relevant to UPS in the Second Amended Complaint, with leave
to amend.

The plaintiffs filed a Third Amended Complaint in November 2012.

According to the company, "We have filed another motion to
dismiss, and will otherwise vigorously defend ourselves in this
case. There are multiple factors that prevent us from being able
to estimate the amount of loss, if any, that may result from these
matters including: (1) the court has dismissed the complaint once
but has not considered the adequacy of the amended complaint; (2)
the scope and size of the proposed class is ill-defined; (3) there
are significant legal questions about the adequacy and standing of
the putative class representatives; and (4) we believe that we
have a number of meritorious legal defenses."

"Accordingly, at this time, we are not able to estimate a possible
loss or range of loss that may result from these matters or to
determine whether such loss, if any, would have a material adverse
effect on our financial condition, results of operations or
liquidity."


UNITED PARCEL: Settles Suit Over Rebranding of Store Franchises
---------------------------------------------------------------
United Parcel Service, Inc. reached a settlement in principle to
settle a case over the rebranding of The UPS Store franchises,
according to the company's May 3, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
March 1, 2013.

UPS and subsidiary Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. are defendants in a
lawsuit in California Superior Court about the rebranding of The
UPS Store franchises.

In the Morgate case, the plaintiffs are 125 individual franchisees
who did not rebrand to The UPS Store and a certified class of all
franchisees who did rebrand. The trial court entered judgment
against a bellwether individual plaintiff, which was affirmed in
January 2012. The trial court granted the company's motion for
summary judgment against the certified class, which was reversed
in January 2012.

According to the company, "In March 2013, we reached a settlement
in principle with the remaining individual plaintiffs. We believe
the ultimate settlement of this matter will not have a material
adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations
or liquidity."


UNITED STATES: Pickens Doodle Line Landowners Seek Compensation
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Ron DeKett, writing for Pickens County News, reports that the
class action lawsuit filed in U.S. Court of Claims on behalf of
landowners along the abandoned rail line linking Easley with
Pickens is the only option the owners have for compensation from
the loss of use of their land, the plaintiffs' attorney said.

"This case is the only way they can do it," said plaintiff
attorney Thor Hearne, who is with Arent Fox LLP.

The lawsuit, Juanita Campbell, et al. v. The United States of
America, lists the names of more than 50 plaintiffs who own
property along the old Pickens Doodle line.

It was filed May 8 in U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C.
The defendant is the U.S. government defended by the U.S. Justice
Department.  The judge is the Honorable Victor J. Wolski.

Easley and Pickens are looking at transforming the line into a
recreational trail through the federal rails-to-trails program
similar to the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville.

Supporters of the project believe such a trail would encourage
healthy living and promote economic growth.  But changing the
easement from railroad use to recreational use will affect at
least 150 property owners along the abandoned line, Hearne said.

"Creating a public-access recreation trail across Plaintiffs'
property and appropriating a new easement for possible future
railroad use has taken from Plaintiffs the value of the land
physically appropriated for this trail corridor and greatly
diminished the value of Plaintiffs' property adjoining this trail
corridor," according to the lawsuit.

Although the property is owned by the individuals, control of the
property is held by the federal government with the Surface
Transportation Board governing what can be done with it,
Mr. Hearne said.

The easement restricts access by property owners which could
devalue their properties, he said.

"It's not like a normal condemnation where the government comes in
and sends you a notice saying 'we're taking 20 acres of your
property for a highway,' " Mr. Hearne said.  "In this case they
never tell the owners anything.  They just do it.  They leave it
up to the property owners who have to individually bring their
case in the U.S. Court of Claims which is in Washington, D.C. And
it's the only court that has the jurisdiction to award them any
compensation."

The intent of the lawsuit is only to gain just compensation for
lost value of property along the abandoned line, Mr. Hearne said.

"It does not in any way stop the creation of the trail or the
conversion of the abandoned rail line to a public recreational
trail," Mr. Hearne said.

Mr. Hearne said when the federal Surface Transportation Board
approved Pickens Railway Co.'s request to abandon the line, the
board also designated the easement to be used as a recreational
trail.  The designation prevented landowners from assuming control
over their properties over which the easement runs, he said.

"Under the terms of the original railroad easement and under South
Carolina law, South Carolina does not own or possess any right to
grant the cities of Easley and Pickens an easement across
plaintiffs' land," according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit, citing the Fifth Amendment, states the homeowners are
due "just compensation."

Hearne said the case is a two-step process.  The first is for the
judge to determine whether compensation is due to property owners.
The plaintiffs must prove they owned the land in October 2012 when
the Surface Transportation Board gave Pickens Railway Co.
permission to abandon the rail line and designated the easement to
be used for recreational use or future rail use, he said.

The second is for the plaintiffs and the government to select an
appraiser who would determine what the compensation would be for
each property owner.

Mr. Hearne said the process would take at least two years but that
he hoped it could be completed within three years.

Other landowners along the abandoned line are expected to join in
the class action suit, he said.


UNUM LIFE: Trial Set for ERISA Suit by Insurance Beneficiaries
--------------------------------------------------------------
A case filed by a certain group of life insurance policy
beneficiaries against Unum Life Insurance Company of America is on
a trial list for June 2013, according to Unum Group's according to
the company's May 2, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended March 1,
2013.

In October 2010, Denise Merrimon, Bobby S. Mowery, and all others
similarly situated vs. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, was
filed in the United States District Court for the District of
Maine.

According to the Company, "This class action alleges that we
breached fiduciary duties owed to certain beneficiaries under
certain group life insurance policies when we paid life insurance
proceeds by establishing interest-bearing retained asset accounts
rather than by mailing checks."

"Plaintiffs seek to represent a class of beneficiaries under group
life insurance contracts that were part of the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act (ERISA) employee welfare benefit plans and
under which we paid death benefits via retained asset accounts.

"The plaintiffs' principal theories in the case are: (1) funds
held in retained asset accounts were plan assets, and the proceeds
earned by us from investing those funds belonged to the
beneficiaries, and (2) payment of claims using retained asset
accounts did not constitute payment under Maine's late payment
statute, requiring us to pay interest on the undrawn retained
asset account funds at an annual rate of 18 percent.

"In February 2012, the District Court issued an opinion rejecting
both of plaintiffs' principal theories and ordering judgment for
us. At the same time, however, the District Court held that we
breached a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries by failing to pay
rates comparable to the best rates available in the market for
demand deposits. The District Court also certified a class of
people who, during a certain period of time, were beneficiaries
under certain group life insurance contracts that were part of
ERISA employee welfare benefit plans and were paid death benefits
using retained asset accounts.

"The District Court authorized the parties to make an immediate
appeal of its decision to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and
each of the parties sought leave for an early appeal on the issues
raised by the District Court's rulings, but the First Circuit
decided not to hear the appeal at this time. Therefore, the
parties are required to wait until the proceedings in the District
Court have concluded for further resolution of those issues.

"The First Circuit did not rule on or discuss the merits of the
case. The case is proceeding in the District Court where notice to
class members and discovery on the issue of damages have been
completed. In February 2013, the company filed a motion requesting
the court reconsider its prior summary judgment ruling as well as
a motion challenging the admissibility of the testimony of
plaintiffs' expert witness.

"On April 10, 2013, the court denied a motion for reconsideration
and reserved its ruling regarding the admissibility of testimony
from plaintiffs' expert witness. The case has been placed on a
trial list for June 2013.


VOLTAGE PICTURES: Judge Dismisses Reverse Copyright Class Action
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Sanne Specht, writing for Mail Tribune, reports that a federal
judge took aim at "reverse class action lawsuits" while dismissing
a Los Angeles-based movie company's lawsuit that claimed dozens of
Jackson County "John Doe" defendants had pirated one of its movies
off the Internet.

Salem attorney Carl Crowell in February filed a lawsuit on behalf
of Voltage Pictures LLC in U.S. District Court in Medford, seeking
up to $180,000 in damages from each of 34 defendants accused of
pirating the 2012 movie "Maximum Conviction" off the Internet.

Statewide, Voltage alleged, nearly 600 people had participated in
copyright infringement.

The company sought $30,000 for the alleged infringement, and an
additional $150,000 from each defendant in statutory damages
should there be a finding of willful conduct.

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken dismissed the case, ruling the
movie company had unfairly lumped the plaintiffs together in a
"reverse class action suit" to save more than $200,000 in court
costs, and possibly intimidate the plaintiffs into paying $7,500
for allegedly illegally viewing a $10 video.

Voltage sought a jury trial, alleging the unnamed defendants used
their computers to illegally copy and distribute the 2012 movie
"Maximum Conviction," which was directed by Keoni Waxman and stars
Steven Seagal and Steve Austin.  Voltage said the unnamed local
defendants resided in Medford, Talent, Central Point, Shady Cove,
Klamath Falls and Brookings.

The defendants were not identified by name at the time of the
initial filing because Voltage had only their Internet protocol
addresses.  Voltage later subpoenaed the defendants' Internet
service providers, which include Charter Communications, Clearwire
Corp., CenturyLink, Embarq Corp. and Frontier Corp., to obtain the
defendants' names.

". . . the manner in which plaintiff is pursuing the Doe
defendants has resulted in $123,850 savings in filing fees alone,"
Judge Aiken wrote, adding that defendants were being subjected to
a "lack of fundamental fairness."

Voltage's suit stated the video industry has tried to capitalize
on Internet technology and reduce costs to consumers through
legitimate and legal venues such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon
Prime.  But, it maintained, people continue to "steal motion
pictures and undermine the efforts of creators through their
illegal copying and distribution of motion pictures" through peer-
to-peer networks such as BitTorrent, which connects computers
through its system.

Whenever people download the BitTorrent application, they become
both a user and a distributor, the suit alleges.

Judge Aiken agreed technologies such as BitTorrent are "anonymous
and stealthy tools" that allow for large-scale copyright
infringement.  But she said not every defendant named in Voltage's
suit had equal culpability.  Some had unsecured IP addresses,
others allowed only downloading and prohibited uploading, while
others were associated with institutional accounts such as
businesses or schools with numerous users, she said.

Voltage's suit states it is a "common misunderstanding that people
involved in motion pictures are already wealthy" and that the
perception is that "the end product, such as a DVD, only costs
very little to make."

In fact, the suit says, there are "countless expenses and labors,"
including writers, staff, construction workers and others involved
in making the final product.

Judge Aiken said cases such as the one filed by Voltage allow
plaintiffs to "use the courts' subpoena powers to troll for quick
and easy settlements."  A sample demand letter sent to defendants
associated with IP addresses threatens severe punitive damages and
a not-so-subtle implication that liability is a foregone
conclusion, Judge Aiken said.

The letter asks $7,500 as a settlement offer, and said that amount
would increase up to $150,000 if the recipient did not agree to
prompt payment.  It also makes threats against attempts to delete
files, asserting costs associated with such actions will be added
to the assessment.  Judge Aiken characterized the letter as an
exorbitant extortion tactic.

"Accordingly, plaintiff's tactic in these BitTorrent cases appears
to not seek to litigate against all the Doe defendants, but to
utilize the court's subpoena powers to drastically reduce
litigation costs and obtain, in effect, $7,500 for its product,
which in the case of Maximum Conviction, can be obtained for $9.00
on Amazon for the Blue-Ray/DVD combo or $3.99 for a digital
rental," Judge Aiken wrote.

Mr. Crowell refused comment to the Mail Tribune in February and
did not return calls on May 10.


* Farella Discusses CIPA Prohibition on Customer Service Calls
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Farella Braun & Martel's C. Brandon Wisoff, Esq., and Racheal
Turner, Esq., writing for Corporate Counsel, report that while
recording customer service calls is commonly viewed as a risk
management tool, a recent wave of class action cases brought under
California's Invasion of Privacy Act, Cal. Penal Code Sec. 630 et
seq. (CIPA) has challenged this common practice, claiming that the
plaintiffs are entitled to $5,000 per call.

Does your company monitor or record its incoming and outgoing
customer service calls (or use an outsourced vendor that does so)?

You might assume that CIPA covers only California-based companies
and/or calls that are placed and recorded at a California call
center, so your company is not in danger of being sued in a CIPA
class action if it is located outside California or if your calls
are placed and recorded in another state. But in a 2006 decision,
the California Supreme Court held that CIPA applied to calls made
by Californians to Georgia, even though the recordings were made
in Georgia and were legal under Georgia law.  Kearney v. Salomon
Smith Barney, Inc., 39 Cal. 4th 95 (2006).  The Kearney Court
expressly warned out-of-state companies that they would be subject
to California law for "recording of telephone conversations made
to or received from California." Id. at 130-31.  This article will
explain what CIPA prohibits, discuss a recent Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals decision that offers some protection against CIPA class
actions, and provide tips to help your company reduce the risk of
liability from a recording class action.

CIPA's Prohibition on Recording or Monitoring without Consent

Although most states and the federal government generally permit
recording of phone calls with just one party's consent, California
and a small minority of other states require all parties to the
conversation to consent.  CIPA's legislative history establishes
that the act was meant to prohibit industrial espionage and
eavesdropping for the purpose of obtaining trade secrets, not
routine recording of customer service calls for quality assurance.
Unfortunately, however, the statutory language does not make that
intended limitation clear, and the California Supreme Court's
Kearney decision assumed (without considering the act's
legislative history) that CIPA applied to routine customer service
recordings.

Section 632 of CIPA prohibits eavesdropping upon or recording of
"confidential communications" made in person or by telephone
without the other party's consent.  The California Supreme Court
has explained that a communication is "confidential" under Section
632 if a party to a conversation has an objectively reasonable
expectation that the conversation is not being overheard or
recorded.  Flanagan v. Flanagan, 27 Cal. 4th 766, 776-77 (2002).
However, state and federal courts have disagreed regarding whether
the content of the conversation has any bearing on that
determination.

Even more troubling, mobile phone and cordless phone
communications do not have to be "confidential" for liability to
be imposed.  Section 632.7 of CIPA prohibits intentionally
recording all calls to or from mobile phones and cordless phones,
regardless of their confidentiality.

Section 637.2 of CIPA provides that any person injured by a CIPA
violation may bring an action for the greater of $5,000 or three
times the person's actual damages, but it expressly provides that
actual damages are not a prerequisite to filing suit.  The
availability of this $5,000 statutory penalty and the possibility
of multiple violations are responsible for the recent flood of
CIPA class actions, which are primarily being brought under
sections 632 and 632.7.

While CIPA's prohibition on secret or surreptitious eavesdropping
upon or recording of calls is broad and long-reaching, companies
should be able to avoid violating CIPA simply by providing a
warning that the call will be monitored or recorded to every
person who will be monitored or recorded ("monitoring" typically
occurs when an undisclosed supervisor or other third party is
listening in on a representative's conversation with a customer to
ensure proper customer service protocols are followed).  As stated
by the California Supreme Court, "A business that adequately
advises all parties to a telephone call, at the outset of the
conversation, of its intent to record the call would not violate
[Section 632]." Kearney, 39 Cal. 4th at 118.  However, the court
has not faced a case in which a plaintiff argued that he or she
had not consented to the recording, despite receiving a warning.
Recent Ninth Circuit Opinion Offers Some Protection for Routine
Recording

The Ninth Circuit's decision in Faulkner v. ADT Security Services,
Inc., 2013 WL 174368 (9th Cir. Jan. 17, 2013), is a welcome ruling
for businesses that routinely record customer service calls,
because Faulkner makes it harder for class action plaintiffs in
federal court to allege an actionable claim under Section 632 of
CIPA and to obtain class certification.  In Faulkner, the
plaintiff called ADT Security Services, his home security
provider, to dispute a charge on his bill.  He heard beeping,
asked the ADT representative about it, and learned his call was
being recorded.  The plaintiff filed a CIPA class action in
California state court, but ADT removed it to federal court and
then successfully moved to dismiss it.

The Ninth Circuit upheld the District Court's dismissal of the
plaintiff's CIPA claim for failure to state a claim, holding that
the plaintiff's allegation that he called ADT to "dispute a
charge" was insufficient to allege an objectively reasonable
expectation of confidentiality under Section 632 of CIPA.
According to the court, "too little is asserted in the complaint
about the particular relationship between the parties, and the
particular circumstances of the call, to lead to the plausible
conclusion that an objectively reasonable expectation of
confidentiality would have attended such a communication."
However, the court suggested in a footnote that the plaintiff
"might" have a CIPA claim if he provided sensitive information
like his social security number or an unlisted phone number during
the call.

Faulkner is an important decision because it has now resolved the
disagreement among the district courts in the Ninth Circuit over
whether the content of the communication is relevant to
determining if the communication was "confidential" under Section
632.  Under Faulkner, content matters, and merely alleging that a
routine customer service call was recorded or monitored is not
enough to state a Section 632 CIPA claim in federal court.
Further, because individual circumstances are now required to
establish confidentiality, it will be more difficult for
plaintiffs to allege a cognizable class and obtain class
certification.

                Best Practices for Reducing Risk

While Faulkner is an important and positive development for
companies that routinely record or monitor calls in, to, or from
California (or that use an outsourced third-party vendor that does
so), that business practice still carries substantial risk.  For
example, companies that routinely request personal information
such as social security numbers before disclosing that the call
may be recorded or monitored are still at risk of being sued in a
call recording class action under Section 632 of CIPA.  Further,
as stated above, Section 632.7 of CIPA, which Faulkner did not
address, prohibits intentionally recording all calls to or from
cell phones and cordless phones, regardless of their
confidentiality.  Moreover, some defendants will not be able to
remove their cases from the California state courts, where the
pleading standards are not as exacting, and the case law is
divided on the relevance of the content of the call under Section
632.

Accordingly, to reduce the risk of liability from a call recording
class action, companies that routinely record or monitor calls in,
to, or from California (or other states with dual-consent
recording statutes) should consider employing the following
practices:

   -- For inbound calls, providing an automated warning that calls
may be monitored or recorded before the caller is connected to a
live agent.

   -- For outbound calls, giving a warning before the person being
called is monitored or recorded.

   -- Providing live agents with scripts requiring them to give a
warning at the outset of speaking to every new person (i.e., every
time a new person gets on the line).

   -- If you have contracts with the customers calling/being
called, including provisions in your contracts with those
customers (1) providing notice that calls may be monitored or
recorded, (2) stating that the parties consent to having calls
between them monitored or recorded, (3) requiring individual
arbitration of claims, and/or (4) providing that the laws of a
single-consent state govern the party's relationship.

   -- If any third-party vendors make customer service calls on
your behalf, including provisions in your contracts with those
vendors requiring the vendors to comply with all laws related to
call recording and to indemnify you for any claims arising out of
calls that they make on your behalf.

   -- Obtaining insurance coverage for defense of third-party
claims for unlawful call recording and invasion of privacy.

Ultimately, however, the litigation risk cannot, under the present
case law, be entirely eliminated.


* Supreme Court Set to Weigh on Split in Suits v. LCD Makers
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Andrew Longstreth, writing for Reuters, reports that the U.S.
Supreme Court was set to consider whether to weigh in on a
question that has split the judiciary: Do federal courts have
jurisdiction over lawsuits filed in state court by state attorneys
general on behalf of their citizens?

Two petitions filed in separate cases over price-fixing by liquid
crystal display makers have asked the Supreme Court to clarify the
law and resolve a division among federal appeals courts.

One petition comes from LCD makers who are appealing a decision by
the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that two
lawsuits filed by South Carolina's attorney general can remain in
South Carolina state court.

The other petition was filed by Mississippi's attorney general,
who has appealed a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals.  That court granted a request by LCD makers to remove a
case filed by the Mississippi attorney general to federal court
from Mississippi state court.

A federal statute passed in 2005, known as the Class Action
Fairness Act (CAFA), aimed to give federal courts jurisdiction
over lawsuits involving large numbers of plaintiffs.  But it is
not clear whether the statute was meant to apply to suits filed by
state attorneys general seeking to recover damages for their
citizens.

The Supreme Court was scheduled to meet in private on May 23 to
decide whether to take either case.  An announcement on whether
the court will hear the cases could come as early as today,
May 28.  Any oral argument would be scheduled for next term, which
starts in October.

The outcome of a Supreme Court decision would be important for
corporate defendants who often seek to avoid state courts, which
they consider to be more plaintiff-friendly.  In federal court,
corporate defendants can also take advantage of a legal procedure
that consolidates all related litigation.

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the states, "defendants
could (end up) defending themselves in multiple districts," said
Patricia Conners, an attorney with the Florida attorney general's
office, at a conference.

                      Companies v. States

CAFA was a major victory for companies that complained of
plaintiffs gaming the system to avoid federal court.  The law gave
federal jurisdiction to class actions and "mass actions" involving
"minimal diversity" among the parties.  The statute defined mass
actions as claims involving 100 or more persons to be tried
simultaneously, while minimal diversity is considered satisfied
when "any member of a class of plaintiffs" is a citizen of a state
different from any defendant.

Corporate defendants, like the LCD makers, argue that allowing
state attorneys general to avoid federal jurisdiction would
undermine the purpose of CAFA.

The states, on the other hand, counter that CAFA makes no
reference to lawsuits filed by state attorneys general and that
imposing federal jurisdiction on their lawsuits would infringe on
their sovereignty.  They also argue that as states, they should
not be considered "citizens" for diversity purposes under CAFA.

So far, only the 5th Circuit has agreed with corporate defendants.
In the price-fixing case brought by the Mississippi attorney
general against LCD makers, the court adopted a so-called "claim-
by-claim" approach that analyzes who would benefit from a lawsuit,
not simply who brought it, when deciding jurisdiction.

In his petition to the Supreme Court, Mississippi Attorney General
Jim Hood argues that the 5th Circuit's decision conflicts with
Supreme Court precedent.

"This Court has consistently held that a state's overall interest
in the case it has brought in its name is the determinative
inquiry, not who may ultimately benefit from the relief sought,"
wrote lawyers for Hood's office.

The LCD makers responded that CAFA mandates federal jurisdiction
in the case.  They also noted that when the U.S. Senate
contemplated passage of CAFA, it rejected an amendment that would
have precluded the act's application to actions filed by state
attorneys general.

The 5th Circuit's decision is in conflict with decisions from
three other appellate courts, including the 4th Circuit.  Those
courts have adopted a so-called "whole case" approach that
determines who the real party in interest is that brought the case
as a whole.

In their appeal of the 4th Circuit's decision, the LCD makers
argued that such an approach would allow the states to "bring what
is essentially a class action in state court without fear of
removal under CAFA."

Lawyers for South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson responded
that "no clear rule under CAFA" demands that the federal courts
take jurisdiction of a "lawsuit brought by the state's attorney
from the state court in which the state elected to file the
lawsuit."


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