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             Friday, January 31, 2014, Vol. 16, No. 22

                             Headlines



ADVANCED RECONNAISANCE: Fails to Pay Any Hours Worked, Suit Says
ALLPHASE LANDSCAPE: Bid to Decertify Class in Lozoya Suit Tossed
AMERICAN LAFRANCE: Richardson Patrick Files WARN Class Action
BELL MATTRESS: Suit Seeks Unpaid Wage and Overtime Compensation
CLAIRE'S BOUTIQUES: Court Compels Discovery in "Quintana" Suit

CLEVELAND: Class Action Over Speed Camera Tickets Can Proceed
DAVID J. STERN: Borrowers to Share in $831,110 Class Action Award
EL PORVENIER LLC: Sued for Not Paying Minimum and Overtime Wages
GALLUP INC: Accused of Contacting Phones Without Prior Consent
HALPERN LTO: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over Unpaid Overtime Premium

HEWLETT-PACKARD: Obtains Favorable Ruling in "Benedict" Suit
KELLOGG SALES: Class Seeks Straight Time and Overtime Payment
LEIKIN & INGBER: Accused of Making Untrue Claims to Collect Debt
LOUISIANA: Local School Boards Lose Class Action Bid
MARIO BADESCU: May 13 Class Action Settlement Approval Hearing Set

METROPCS WIRELESS: Court Approves Class Notice in "Palma" Case
NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Faces Suit Over Failure Pay Minimum Wage
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR: Judge Tosses Plaintiffs' Mediation Bid
OASIS REFRESHMENT: Fails to Pay Proper Overtime Wage, Suit Says
ONTARIO, CANADA: Recent Court Ruling Boosts 407 ETR Class Action

POOF-SLINKY: Recalls Scientific Explorer Science Education Kits
PRODUCE PEOPLE: Recalls Sunkist Blends Chocolate Banana
SAFELITE GROUP: 9th Cir. Vacates Class Cert. Denial in Perez Suit
SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS: Federman & Sherwood Files Class Action
SONY COMPUTER: Court Narrows Claims in Security Breach Litigation

TEVA PHARMA: Rigrodsky & Long Files Securities Class Action
UNITED AIRLINES: Hearing Date in "Tuten" Suit Moved to May 15
UNITED PARCEL: Class Cert. Bid in "Sivak" Suit Denied as Premature
UNITED STATES: DOJ Reaches Deal with Tech Cos. on Data Disclosures
UNIVERSAL FIDELITY: Faces Consumer Suit Alleging FDCPA Violations

WASHINGTON, DC: Attorney Mulls Class Action v. MPD Over Abuse
WD-40 COMPANY: Recalls WD-40 Multi-Use Product "Smart Straw"
WONDERBERRY NORTH AMERICA: Recalls Dandar Cookies Over Mislabeling
WONDERBERRY NORTH AMERICA: Recalls F Brand Waffle Products
ZERO MOTORCYCLES: Recalls 66 Units Over Motor Controller Defect

* Plaintiff Lawyers Target Different Types of Corporate Behavior


                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Citadel Plaza Fibro Cleanup to Start
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Bid to Preclude Expert in PI Suit Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: W.Va. Court Affirms Ruling in "Hill" Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Pa. Court Denies 17 Appeals From Transfer Order
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio Court Dismisses Claims in "Ridenour" Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Joins 2 Actions to "Butler" Class Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Leggett" Suit Remanded to Ill. State Court
ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Denies Bid to Dismiss "Langhorne" Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Remands "Schulz" Suit to State Court
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Victim's "Second Wave" Fear

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro-Hit School to "Return to Normal"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Workers Exposed to Lethal Dust Over Five Years
ASBESTOS UPDATE: University Cleans Tunnels of Deadly Dust
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Toxic Dust Found at Blast Site Delays Probe
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Jury Awards $11MM in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Exposure to Deadly Dust Led to Man's Death
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Industrial Disease Killed Westinghouse Worker
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Two More Circuit Ct Judges Needed in Newport News
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Safe Environments Provides Clearance Inspection
ASBESTOS UPDATE: EPA Finds No Breach on Mayor-Owned Properties

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Budget for Fibro Removal Up for Votes
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Scare At Port of Spain General Hospital


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ADVANCED RECONNAISANCE: Fails to Pay Any Hours Worked, Suit Says
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Scott Keefer, 11016 Steeplechase Court, Ellicott City, MD 21042;
et al. v. Advanced Reconnaisance Corp., 1401 Route 52, Suite 101,
Fishkill, NY 12524; Mark Westfield; Joseph Jamin; and Dr. Sheng-
Huei Chang, Case No. 1:14-cv-00046 (D. Md., January 8, 2014)
alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Maryland
Wage and Hour Law, the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law,
the New York Minimum Wage Act, the New York Payment of Wages Act,
and Maryland's and New York's common laws.

Although the Plaintiffs and the other similarly situated employees
worked multiple pay periods throughout August, September and
October of 2013 on the Defendants' behalf, the Defendants failed
and refused to compensate the Plaintiffs for any hours worked,
according to the complaint.  The Plaintiffs allege that the
Defendants willfully and intentionally failed to pay the
Plaintiffs any of the proper regular wages they earned while
employed by the Defendants.

Advanced Reconnaissance Corp. is a Nevada corporation
headquartered in Fishkill, New York, and doing business in New
York and Maryland.  The Individual Defendants are the Company's
founders, owners, and upper-level managers.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Brian Joseph Markovitz, Esq.
          Meredith Lynn Schramm-Strosser, Esq.
          JOSEPH GREENWALD AND LAAKE, P.A.
          6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 400
          Greenbelt, MD 20770
          Telephone: (301) 220-2200
          Facsimile: (240) 553-1747
          E-mail: bmarkovitz@jgllaw.com
                  mschrammstrosser@jgllaw.com


ALLPHASE LANDSCAPE: Bid to Decertify Class in Lozoya Suit Tossed
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Senior District Judge John L. Kane denied a motion to decertify
filed by defendants in JOSE LOZOYA; ANTONIO MALDONADO; and MARIO
PENA, on behalf of themselves, individually, and on behalf of
those similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. ALLPHASE LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Colorado corporation, doing business as ALL
PHASE LANDSCAPE; DONALD TROY TINBERG; MARK FISHER; and LYLE FAIR,
in their individual and corporate capacities, Defendants, CIVIL
ACTION NO:12-CV-1048-JLK, (D. Col.).

"Because the evidence does not show the proposed plaintiffs to be
necessarily in conflict with each other in the first instance and
because any potential conflict that may later materialize appears
to be minimal, I will not decertify the proposed class based on a
potential conflict of interest," ruled Judge Kane.

In deciding the motion, Judge Kane said he applied a stricter
standard than that used to conditionally certify a class for this
action, and considered (1) the disparate factual and employment
settings of individual plaintiffs; (2) various defenses available
to defendant which appear to be individual to each plaintiff; and
(3) fairness and procedural considerations. With respect to the
first factor, Judge Kane said he found that though there are some
factual differences among the individual plaintiffs, these
differences pale compared to the similarities. Considering the
second two factors, he found that the defenses available to the
Defendants do not meaningfully vary or vary only slightly among
the individual plaintiffs and that the fairness and procedural
considerations favor collective treatment.

Judge Kane certified the conditional class defined as:  All
current and former hourly employees who performed landscape
services and/or snow removal on behalf of All Phase within the
State of Colorado on or after April 18, 2009.

A copy of the District Court's January 21, 2014 Order is available
at http://is.gd/rL39Y2from Leagle.com.


AMERICAN LAFRANCE: Richardson Patrick Files WARN Class Action
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Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman (RPWB) on Jan. 24
disclosed that a class action law-suit has been filed on behalf of
two former employees of American LaFrance, LLC, a Moncks Corner,
South Carolina-based fire truck manufacturer.  The two former
employees filed suit against the plant claiming they and others
weren't given proper notice of termination under the federal
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) before
being laid off January 17, 2014.  Both employees worked for
American LaFrance for approximately 10 years until their
termination.

Richardson Patrick attorney Jay Ward -- jward@rpwb.com -- who
represents the plaintiffs, said, "These employees have been left
out in the cold.  Not only did they lose wages and benefits, they
lost the time they needed to search for new employment.  Our firm
has extensive experience in protecting the rights of workers
locally and nationally, and our goal is to make sure these
employees receive all they are due."

American LaFrance abruptly closed its facilities in Moncks Corner,
South Carolina, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles,
California, which resulted in the layoffs of approximately 150
employees.


BELL MATTRESS: Suit Seeks Unpaid Wage and Overtime Compensation
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Juan L. Gonzalez, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Bell Mattress, Inc., a Florida corporation,
Daniel Zamora, individually, and Flor Zamora, individually, Case
No. 0:14-cv-60044-KMW (S.D. Fla., January 8, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Plaintiff seeks
unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages or
pre-judgment interest, post-judgment interest, reasonable
attorney's fee and costs from the Defendants.

Bell Mattress is a Florida corporation.  The Zamoras are residents
of Florida, who owned and operated Bell Mattress, where the
Plaintiff is employed.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Brian J. Militzok, Esq
          MILITZOK & LEVY, P.A.
          The Yankee Clipper Law Center
          3230 Stirling Road, Suite 1
          Hollywood, FL 33021
          Telephone: (954) 727-8570
          Facsimile: (954) 241-6857
          E-mail: bjm@mllawfl.com


CLAIRE'S BOUTIQUES: Court Compels Discovery in "Quintana" Suit
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Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal granted, in part, a motion to
compel discovery in the case captioned MAYRA QUINTANA, et al.,
Plaintiffs, v. CLAIRE'S BOUTIQUES, INC., et al., Defendants, CASE
NO. 5:13-CV-00368-PSG, (N.D. Cal.).

Plaintiffs Mayra Quintana and Elizabeth Sanchez moved to compel
additional discovery from Defendant Claire's Boutiques, Inc.

The court ordered Claire's to provide a 20% sample of putative
class members' information but the court leaves it to the parties
to work out the particulars of how the sample is selected (e.g.,
cluster sampling, stratified sampling, etc.). However, the
sampling regime itself may not serve as a basis upon which to
challenge the statistical sufficiency of the evidence, said Judge
Grewal.

According to the Court, Claire's will produce a sample that
includes names, addresses, and phone numbers. Claire's will also
provide time and payroll records for each sample member, but will
redact the names and social security numbers. The parties will
meet and confer on the selection method without delay. The
generated sample must be produced within 21 days of the order. The
court also instructed the parties to be as transparent as possible
in their execution of the agreed-upon protocol.

To safeguard the privacy interests of the sampled class, continued
Judge Grewal, the Plaintiffs will adhere to these limitations: (1)
Plaintiffs' counsel will inform each putative class member
contacted by Plaintiffs that he or she has a right not to talk to
counsel and that, if he or she elects not to talk to counsel, the
Plaintiffs' counsel will terminate the contact and not contact
then again; (2) the Plaintiffs' counsel will keep a list of all
individuals contacted, and preserve that list so that it may be
filed with the court along with the Plaintiffs certification
motion; (3) the Plaintiffs will not use any of the contact
information obtained for any purpose outside of this litigation.

A copy of the District Court's January 21, 2014 Order is available
at http://is.gd/2T6MX1from Leagle.com.


CLEVELAND: Class Action Over Speed Camera Tickets Can Proceed
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TheNewspaper.com reports that a class action suit is proceeding to
refund all speed camera tickets issued in Elmwood Place, and the
state Supreme Court has repeatedly rebuffed the town's pleas to
intervene.  On Jan. 23, the state's second highest court gave the
green light for a class action suit against Cleveland's red light
camera and speed camera program.

Janine Lycan sued in 2009 after she received a $100 ticket from
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS, now Xerox) that insisted she
was responsible for the citation because she was the vehicle
owner.  Ms. Lycan countered that she does not own the car, she
leases it.  Cleveland's ordinance did not contemplate that
possibility.  Recognizing the legal peril it was in, the city
council changed the ordinance immediately after the suit was
filed.

In 2010, a federal appeals court and two state appellate courts
sided with motorists against the camera ticketing program in
Cleveland.  In the present case, Cleveland is trying to avoid
refunding tickets, claiming it does not need to pay back fines
because they were paid and the doctrine of res judicata, which
means the matter has been judged, apply.  The appellate panel
disagreed.

"Not only was there no judgment when fines were paid, but also,
when a citation was not paid, no reduction to judgment occurred,"
Judge Sean C. Gallagher wrote for the court.  "We question the
city's ability to collect upon fines that have not been converted
to civil judgments in accordance with a defendant's due process
rights."

The court noted that few people would appeal the fine because the
cost of doing so is $100, equal to the amount of the fine itself.

Without changing the ordinance, Cleveland officials decided to
change the business rules for the photo ticketing program to
include lessees in the definition of vehicle owners.  The three-
judge panel insisted a class action is best suited to resolving
the matter.


DAVID J. STERN: Borrowers to Share in $831,110 Class Action Award
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Kim Miller, writing for The Palm Beach Post, reports that more
than 1,000 Florida borrowers will share in a $831,110 class action
award for being billed unlawful foreclosure-related fees by the
Law Offices of David J. Stern.

The judgment, which is believed to be the first successful class
action lawsuit against the former foreclosure titan, was finalized
by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Lucy Chernow Brown.

Loxahatchee homeowner Rory Hewitt represented the class.

Louis Silber of West Palm Beach-based law firm Silber & Davis
represented the homeowners.

Filed in 2009, the suit challenged the costs charged by Stern's
firm to deliver additional foreclosure summonses on "John and Jane
Doe" and other unknown parties who may have claims on a property.

It had been common practice for law firms to serve foreclosure
paperwork on homeowners, as well as separate summonses for
"unknown tenant," or "unknown spouse," even if the borrower is
single and is not renting out the property.

A typical summons delivery charge is $45.  The suit also claims
that in bills issued to reinstate a mortgage, Mr. Stern's firm
charged borrowers for future loan payments and attorney fees not
yet due.

Mr. Stern's attorney Jeff Tew did not want to comment on the case.
He has 30 days to appeal the ruling.

Chernow Brown said in a September 2012 ruling in the case of Rory
Hewitt vs. the Law Offices of David J. Stern that there is no
legal basis or justification for issuing a summons made out to an
unknown party, and that attempts to collect payment on those
summonses violates the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act
and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

The 1,107 class members won't receive a windfall from the
judgment.  Individual amounts range from $451.67 to $2,700
depending on the borrower's claim.

Mr. Silber prosecuted the case with co-counsel Kirk Friedland.

Mr. Stern was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court earlier this
month.


EL PORVENIER LLC: Sued for Not Paying Minimum and Overtime Wages
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Lazaro Feretti Perez and all others situated under 29 USC 216(B)
v. El Porvenier, LLC and Pedro Marquez, Case No. 1:14-cv-20076-CMA
(S.D. Fla., January 8, 2014) alleges that the Plaintiff and those
similarly situated have not been paid by the Defendants overtime
wages for worked performed in excess of 40 hours in a week.

Mr. Perez discloses that he worked an average of 78 hours per
week, and was only paid $100 per week.  He contends that he was
neither paid at the hourly minimum wage rate, nor any overtime for
hours worked above 40 hours in a week, as required by the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

El Provenir, LLC is a limited liability company that regularly
transacts business within Miami-Dade County, Florida.  Pedro
Marquez, is the sole owner and manager of the Company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Rick L. Yabor, Esq.
          Mauricio Padilla, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF RICK YABOR, P.A.
          2200 South Dixie Highway, Suite 704
          Coconut Grove, FL 33156
          Telephone: (305) 332-5617
          E-mail: rick.yabor@yaborlaw.com
                  mp@miaesq.com


GALLUP INC: Accused of Contacting Phones Without Prior Consent
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Ann Fox, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Gallup, Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-00163-JFW-PLA (C.D.
Cal., January 8, 2014) accuses the Company of engaging in illegal
actions in negligently and willfully contacting the Plaintiff on
her cellular telephone, in violation of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act.  Ms. Fox asserts that she never provided her
cellular telephone directly to the Defendant for any purpose
whatsoever and is neither a subscriber nor a client of the
Defendant's services.

Gallup, Inc., is a corporation whose principle place of business
is in Washington, D.C.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
          Nicholas J. Bontrager, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDM AN, P.C.
          369 S. Doheny Dr., #415
          Beverly Hills, CA 90211
          Telephone: (877) 206-4741
          Facsimile: (866) 633-0228
          E-mail: tfriedman@attorneysforconsumers.com
                  nbontrager@attorneysforconsumers.com

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          Abbas Kazerounian, Esq.
          KAZEROUNI LAW GROUP, APC
          245 Fischer Avenue, Unit D 1
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (800) 400-6808
          Facsimile: (800) 520-5523
          E-mail: ak@kazlg.com

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          Joshua B. Swigart, Esq.
          HYDE & SWIGART
          411 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 301
          San Diego, CA 92108
          Telephone: (619) 233-7770
          Facsimile: (619) 297-1022
          E-mail: josh@westcoastlitigation.com


HALPERN LTO: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over Unpaid Overtime Premium
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Jennifer Garcia v. Halpern LTO, LLC, a Georgia limited liability
company, and Marco Semprun, individually, Case No. 0:14-cv-60050-
RNS (S.D. Fla., January 8, 2014) seeks unpaid overtime wages,
liquidated damages or pre-judgment interest, post-judgment
interest, reasonable attorney's fee and costs from the Defendants.

According to the complaint, the Plaintiff regularly worked in
excess of 40 hours in one or more work weeks but was not paid time
and a half wages for all of the overtime hours worked.

Halpern is a Georgia limited liability company.  Marco Semprun
owned or operated Halpern.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Brian J. Militzok, Esq
          MILITZOK & LEVY, P.A.
          The Yankee Clipper Law Center
          3230 Stirling Road, Suite 1
          Hollywood, FL 33021
          Telephone: (954) 727-8570
          Facsimile: (954) 241-6857
          E-mail: bjm@mllawfl.com


HEWLETT-PACKARD: Obtains Favorable Ruling in "Benedict" Suit
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District Judge Lucy H. Koh issued an order denying Eric Benedict's
motion to dismiss Hewlett-Packard Company's counterclaims against
him in the case captioned ERIC BENEDICT, RICHARD BOWDERS, and
KILRICANOS VIEIRA, on behalf of themselves and classes of those
similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY,
Defendant.  ERIC BENEDICT, Counterdefendant, v. HEWLETT-PACKARD
COMPANY, Counterclaimant, CASE NO. 13-CV-00119-LHK, (N.D. Cal.).

The Court's Order addressed a motion to dismiss which arose in the
context of a class action lawsuit brought by Plaintiffs Eric
Benedict, Richard Bowders, and Kilricanos Vieira, on behalf of
themselves and classes of those similarly situated, against
Defendant HP for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and
various state wage and hour laws.  Hewlett-Packard, as
Counterclaimant, filed two counterclaims against individual Eric
Benedict, as Counterdefendant, alleging breach of contract and
replevin for Mr. Benedict's alleged wrongful copying, retention,
and/or use of HP's proprietary material. Mr. Benedict moved to
dismiss HP's First Amended Countercomplaint (FACC) in full.

Judge Koh concluded that HP has adequately pled a claim for
replevin. Accordingly, Mr. Benedict's motion to dismiss this claim
is denied.

In a separate order, Judge Koh denied Mr. Benedict's motion for
sanctions under Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
against HP and HP's counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, on the basis that
HP's counterclaims are "based on speculation and false
contentions."  The Court also denied HP's request for its
reasonable expenses incurred in defending the Rule 11 motion.

"While the Court has the discretion to grant such an award, the
Court declines to grant HP its reasonable expenses in this
instance. Although the Court rules in HP's favor on the merits of
Benedict's Rule 11 arguments, it is not at all clear to the Court
that Benedict's Rule 11 motion was brought simply as a tactic of
intimidation and harassment, as HP contends. Nor is it entirely
clear that HP itself has acted reasonably throughout all of its
dealings with Benedict in this litigation. The Court has
repeatedly acknowledged that both parties have failed to make good
faith efforts to cooperate and resolve their respective issues
throughout this case. Accordingly, the Court declines to grant HP
its reasonable expenses in defending Benedict's Rule 11 motion,"
Judge Koh added.

Copies of the District Court's January 21, 2014 Orders are
available at http://is.gd/4rZXCUand http://is.gd/LAeNkifrom
Leagle.com.


KELLOGG SALES: Class Seeks Straight Time and Overtime Payment
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Jeannie Arnold and Stephen Williams on behalf of themselves and
all other similarly situated employees v. Kellogg Sales Company,
Case No. 1:14-cv-01003-JDB-egb (W.D. Tenn., January 8, 2014)
asserts claims for unpaid straight time and overtime compensation,
liquidated damages, interest, and attorneys' fees and costs
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Kellogg is a foreign corporation headquartered in Battle Creek,
Michigan.  The Company has a facility located in Jackson,
Tennessee.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Michael L. Russell, Esq.
          GILBERT RUSSELL McWHERTER PLC
          5409 Maryland Way, Suite 150
          Brentwood, TN 37027
          Telephone: (615) 354-1144
          E-mail: mrussell@gilbertfirm.com


          Clinton H. Scott, Esq.
          GILBERT RUSSELL McWHERTER PLC
          101 North Highland
          Jackson, TN 38301
          Telephone: (731) 664-1340
          Facsimile: (731) 664-1540
          E-mail: cscott@gilbertfirm.com


LEIKIN & INGBER: Accused of Making Untrue Claims to Collect Debt
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Ethel Walker, for herself and class members v. Leikin, Ingber &
Winters, P.C., George A. Leikin, Paul M. Ingber, Susan L. Winters
and LVNV Funding LLC, Case No. 1:14-cv-00018 (W.D. Mich.,
January 8, 2014) seeks to redress the Defendants' alleged systemic
violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the
Michigan Collection Practices Act.

Ms. Walker contends that the Defendants violated the MCL by making
an inaccurate, misleading, untrue, or deceptive statement or claim
in a communication to collect a debt.

Leikin, Ingber & Winters, P.C. is a Michigan professional service
corporation with offices in Southfield, Michigan.  Leikin is a law
firm whose primary business is debt collection.  The Individual
Defendants are owners or employees Leikin.  LVNV Funding LLC is a
Delaware limited liability company.  LVNV is engaged in the
business of purchasing and collecting defaulted and charged off
consumer debts.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Phillip C. Rogers, Esq.
          40 Pearl Street, N.W., Suite 336
          Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3026
          Telephone: (616) 776-1176
          E-mail: ConsumerLawyer@aol.com

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          Michael O. Nelson, Esq.
          1104 Fuller N.E.
          Grand Rapids, MI 49503
          Telephone: (616) 559-2665
          E-mail: mike@mnelsonlaw.com


LOUISIANA: Local School Boards Lose Class Action Bid
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Melinda Deslatte, writing for Associated Press, reports that a
Baton Rouge judge refused on Jan. 27 to give class action status
to a lawsuit claiming the state's public school funding formulas
were not properly approved by lawmakers for three years.  The
decision means that any of the state's 69 local school boards that
don't seek to become plaintiffs in the lawsuit could risk losing
out on millions of dollars if the lawsuit is successful.

Judge Michael Caldwell said he has problems forcing a political
body to be part of a lawsuit if those elected officials don't want
to be included.  He also said he doesn't think the legal
requirements for class action status were met.

The lawsuit was filed by the St. John the Baptist Parish School
Board, the Louisiana Association of Educators and dozens of the
union's local affiliates.  They had asked for class action status
to include all of Louisiana's school boards as parties to the
lawsuit.

A trial date hasn't been set.

The lawsuit seeks $200 million more in school funding than the
state is providing, if all 69 school boards are included.  But
that number could shrink if the judge rules for the plaintiffs,
but doesn't include school boards who didn't sign on to the
lawsuit.

Charles Patin -- char1ie.patin@keanrniller.com -- a lawyer hired
by the St. John school board, said more than 40 other local school
boards have expressed interest in adding themselves to the
lawsuit.  He said he will file a motion to include them in the
case.


MARIO BADESCU: May 13 Class Action Settlement Approval Hearing Set
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If You Bought Mario Badescu Healing Cream or Control Cream At Any
Time Since February 15, 2009

You Could Get One or Two $45 Certificates From A Proposed Class
Action Settlement

There is a proposed class action settlement involving Mario
Badescu Healing Cream and Control Cream.  The lawsuit claims that
Mario Badescu violated state and federal laws regarding the
marketing and sale of Healing Cream and Control Cream by allegedly
failing to disclose all of the ingredients used in the products.
Mario Badescu denies liability in this matter.

WHO IS INCLUDED?

Anyone who bought Mario Badescu Healing Cream or Control Cream at
any time since February 15, 2009.

WHAT DOES THIS SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?

Mario Badescu agreed to: (1) Issue $45.00 certificates to
consumers who purchased Mario Badescu Healing Cream or Control
Cream since February 15, 2009 and (2) Change the future labeling,
advertising, and marketing of the products.  Class Counsel will
seek $1.2 million for their fees and costs.  Details about the
proposed Settlement are available at
www.healingandcontrolcreamsettlement.com.

HOW CAN I GET CERTIFICATE(S)?

Submit a Claim Form online at
www.healingandcontrolcreamsettlement.com or by mail by April 7,
2014.

WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

If you don't want to be bound by the Settlement, you must exclude
yourself in writing by February 26, 2014.  If you exclude
yourself, you can't get a Certificate, but you can part of another
lawsuit about the claims in the lawsuit.  If you stay in the
Class, you may file a claim and/or object to the Settlement.
Objections must be filed by February 26, 2014.

Visit the website below or call for a detailed notice and
information on how to file a claim, object, or exclude yourself
from the Settlement.  The Court will hold a hearing on May 13,
2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Superior Court of the State of California
Los Angeles County to consider approval of the Settlement,
attorneys' fees and expenses, and incentive fees of up to $5,000
for Class Representatives, and related issues.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Visit: www.healingandcontrolcreamsettlement.com or call 1-866-329-
4703, write to the Settlement Administrator at PO Box 3078,
Faribault, MN 55021 or e-mail at
info@healingandcontrolcreamsettlement.com


METROPCS WIRELESS: Court Approves Class Notice in "Palma" Case
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District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington approved a proposed
class notice filed by plaintiffs in KAREN PALMA and HALLIE
SELGERT, Plaintiffs, v. METROPCS WIRELESS, INC., Defendant, CASE
NO. 8:13-CV-698-T-33MAP, (M.D. Fla.).

This matter came before the Court pursuant to the parties' Joint
Notice of Filing Proposed Class Notices and Status Report.
Therein, the parties provided their respective proposed forms of
notice to the class and briefs regarding dissemination of class
notice and other issues in this Fair Labor Standards Act
collective action.

The Court adopted the Plaintiffs' form of class notice but did not
authorize the dissemination of "reminder postcards" to the class
saying it is not necessary.

The Court approved dissemination of class notice via first class
mail and via e-mail.

A copy of the District Court's January 22, 2014 Order is available
at http://is.gd/DuT2zPfrom Leagle.com.


NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Faces Suit Over Failure Pay Minimum Wage
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Courtney McCoy, on behalf of herself and all other persons
similarly situated, known and unknown v. Neighborhood Restaurant
Partners, LLC, Case No. 5:14-cv-00018-DAE (W.D. Tex., January 8,
2014) arises under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the
Defendant's alleged failure to pay the Plaintiff and other
similarly-situated employees earned minimum wages.

Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, Neighborhood Restaurant
Partners, LLC, is a Georgia limited liability company authorized
to do business in Texas.  Neighborhood Restaurant owns and
operates eight or more Applebee's restaurants in the state of
Texas.  The Plaintiff and other similarly-situated, current and
former tipped employees worked for the Defendant as servers, hosts
and bartenders.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Richard J. (Rex) Burch, Esq.
          BRUCKNER BURCH PLLC
          8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
          Houston, TX 77046
          Telephone: (713) 877-8788
          Telecopier: (713) 877-8065
          E-mail: rburch@brucknerburch.com

               - and -

          Douglas M. Werman, Esq.
          WERMAN SALAS, P.C.
          77 West Washington, Suite 1402
          Chicago, IL 60602
          Telephone: (312) 419-1008
          Telecopier: (312) 419-1025
          E-mail: dwerman@flsalaw.com

               - and -

          Jamie G. Sypulski, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE JAMIE GOLDEN SYPULSKI
          150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
          Chicago, IL 60601
          Telephone: (312) 360-0960
          Telecopier: (312) 580-7175
          E-mail: jsypulski@sbcglobal.net


NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR: Judge Tosses Plaintiffs' Mediation Bid
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CBC News reports that the victims of moose-related vehicle
accidents have had their application for a class action mediation
rejected.  Justice Valerie Marshall dismissed the idea on Jan. 24.

St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie -- who is representing the
plaintiffs -- said he was not asking for mediation to force the
government to settle.

"We were not asking for an order that government settle, we were
asking for an order that they talk to us," said Mr. Crosbie.

Justice Marshall dismissed the application on the basis that
mediation would be a useless exercise.   A trial, however, could
cause more delays, which is something Mr. Crosbie said his clients
would like to avoid.

Mr. Crosbie's clients are seeking compensation for their injuries,
as well as wanting to have fences erected in problem areas along
the highway, and a reduction of the moose population to what they
believe to be reasonable levels.

The trial start date has been set for April 1.


OASIS REFRESHMENT: Fails to Pay Proper Overtime Wage, Suit Says
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Christina Kuklinski, and all similarly situated individuals v.
Oasis Refreshment Systems, Inc., a Florida Corporation, Case No.
2:14-cv-14012-DMM (S.D. Fla., January 8, 2014) accuses the Company
of failing to compensate the Plaintiff at a rate of one and one-
half times the Plaintiff's regular rate for all hours worked in
excess of 40 hours in a single work week.

Oasis Refreshment Systems, Inc., is a Florida for profit
corporation.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Yolando Hewling, Esq.
          ROSENTHAL & LEVY PA
          7410 S US Highway One, Suite 406
          Port St Lucie, FL 34952
          Telephone: (772) 878-3880
          Facsimile: (877) 878-3850
          E-mail: yhewling@rosenthallevy.com


ONTARIO, CANADA: Recent Court Ruling Boosts 407 ETR Class Action
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Mark McNeil, writing for TheSpec.com, reports that David Thompson,
a Hamilton lawyer, says a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision
limiting the bill collection powers of 407 ETR has given his
class-action suit a shot in the arm.

Mr. Thompson says the December decision that the company operating
the Highway 407 Express Toll Route no longer has the right to
compel the provincial government to withhold renewal license plate
stickers of drivers who owe money for tolls and have gone through
the bankruptcy process is at the core of the $25-million action he
and lawyer Matthew Moloci started last year.

"Now, with the decision, we intend to move forward with the class
proceeding," Mr. Thompson said.  "Hopefully it gets traction this
year."

If the decision is upheld "it will go a long way in advancing the
ball down the field for a touchdown in the class action," he
added.

A spokesperson for 407 ETR says the company is seeking a stay of
the Court of Appeal decision.

The class-action lawsuit will seek certification this year,
Mr. Thompson said.  It argues 407 ETR has been unlawfully
collecting outstanding fees by using measures that violate the
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

The lawsuit's statement of claim alleges the company uses the
threat of denying a vehicle permit renewal to coerce payments from
those people who should be protected under bankruptcy legislation.

The allegations in the statement of claim have not been proven in
court.

Mr. Thompson says documents show more than 7,000 people in the
province who have declared bankruptcy list the 407 ETR as a
creditor.  The class-action suit lists three representatives of
the class, none of whom are from Hamilton.

Mr. Thompson says the intent of federal bankruptcy legislation is
to give people with severe financial problems a "fresh start."

So it goes against the spirit of the legislation, he adds, that
someone with a fresh start is prevented from renewing their
license sticker because of the unpaid debt to 407 ETR.


POOF-SLINKY: Recalls Scientific Explorer Science Education Kits
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Starting date:            January 20, 2014
Posting date:             January 20, 2014
Type of communication:    Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:              Toys
Source of recall:         Health Canada
Issue:                    Chemical Hazard
Audience:                 General Public
Identification number:    RA-37605

Affected products:

   Product Name              Manufacturer reference     UPC
   ------------              ----------------------     ----
  Lava-Blasting Volcano Kit    OS6802003             781968020032
  My First Chemistry Kit       OSA508                781968005084

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that
the recalled kits contain hazardous chemicals and have been sold
in Canada without the required safety warning statements and
labels.  These labels direct the user to important safety
information regarding use of the chemicals provided with the
product.  In addition, it has been identified that the Lava-
Blasting Volcano Kit contains a substance in a quantity which
exceeds that allowed under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
and its Regulations.  Inclusion of prohibited quantities of
substances and a lack of required labelling can both lead to
serious adverse health effects.

Neither Health Canada nor POOF-Slinky Inc. have received any
reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use
of these products.

Approximately 912 of the recalled Lava-Blasting Volcano Kits and
456 of the My First Chemistry Kits were sold in Canada.

The recalled science education kits were manufactured in United
States and sold from August 2013 to November 2013.

Companies:

  Manufacturer     Poof Slinky Inc.
                   Plymouth
                   Minnesota
                   United States

Consumers should immediately take the recalled kits away from
children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.


PRODUCE PEOPLE: Recalls Sunkist Blends Chocolate Banana
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Starting date:            January 17, 2014
Type of communication:    Recall
Alert sub-type:           Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:              Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:    Class 1
Source of recall:         Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:           Produce People Ltd.
Distribution:             Alberta, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario,
                          Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories,
                          Yukon
Extent of the product
distribution:             Consumer
CFIA reference number:    8565

The Produce People Ltd. is recalling Sunkist Blends brand
Chocolate Banana & Mango Premium Fruit & Nuts from the marketplace
because it contains pistachios and hazelnuts which are not
declared on the label.  People with an allergy to pistachios or
hazelnuts should not consume the recalled product described below.

If you have an allergy to pistachios or hazelnuts, do not consume
the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening
reaction.

There has been one reported illness associated with the
consumption of this product.

The recall was triggered by the company.  The Canadian Food
Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety
investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.  If
other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the
public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products
from the marketplace.

Affected products: 198 g. Sunkist Blends Chocolate Banana & Mango
Premium Fruit & Nuts with UPC 0 52679 56043 9


SAFELITE GROUP: 9th Cir. Vacates Class Cert. Denial in Perez Suit
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In JOSEPH PEREZ, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SAFELITE GROUP INC, Defendant-
Appellee, NO. 12-55657, Joseph Perez appealed from the district
court's denial of his class certification motion.

Mr. Perez, wishing to engage in discovery prior to class
certification, stipulated with Safelite to extend the class
certification deadline. The district court denied the stipulation
without reasoning. Perez then moved to continue the class
certification deadline in order to engage in precertification
discovery. The district court denied the motion without reasoning.
Perez then filed a timely motion to certify the class, and again
stated that precertification discovery was appropriate. The
district court denied the class certification motion because there
was insufficient evidence to establish the job duties performed by
class members other than Perez. The district court did not address
the need for precertification discovery.

The United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, vacated the
denial of class certification and remand the case for further
proceedings.

According to the Ninth Circuit, the district court abused its
discretion when it failed to grant Mr. Perez's requests for
precertification discovery for two reasons. First, the plaintiff
in a class action "bears the burden of . . . showing that . . .
discovery is likely to produce substantiation of the class
allegations." Once this showing is made, it is an abuse of
discretion to deny precertification discovery.  Mr. Perez
submitted documentation and testimony concerning his employment
with Safelite, and has met his burden to show that discovery is
likely to substantiate the class allegations by showing that
Perez's experiences are common to those of other employees with
the same job title, ruled the Ninth Circuit.

Second, failing to allow precertification discovery where it is
necessary to determine the existence of a class is an abuse of
discretion, the Ninth Circuit continued.  The district court
denied class certification because Mr. Perez did not have evidence
about other employees with his job title, which shows that
discovery is necessary to determine the existence of a class in
this case.  Mr. Perez is therefore entitled to precertification
discovery on remand, the Ninth Circuit concluded.

Costs are awarded to appellant.

A copy of the Appeals Court's January 21, 2014 Memorandum is
available at http://is.gd/e4rWlwfrom Leagle.com.


SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS: Federman & Sherwood Files Class Action
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Federman & Sherwood, a law firm with extensive experience
representing investors in securities, derivative and merger-
related shareholder class actions, on Jan. 27 announced the filing
of the first securities class action lawsuit against Sarepta
Therapeutics, Inc., as filed in the United States District Court
for the District of Massachusetts.  The complaint alleges
violations of federal securities laws; more specifically, Sections
10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule
10b-5, including allegations of issuing a series of materially
false or misleading statements surrounding its disease-modifying
drug, eteplirsen, which is used in the treatment of Duchenne
muscular dystrophy or DMD.  These statements had the effect of
artificially inflating the market price of Sarepta's stock during
the period of July 24, 2013 through and including November 12,
2013.

During this Class Period, it is alleged that Sarepta issued a
series of multiple statements concerning, among other things: (1)
the prospects of the Food and Drug Administration's acceptance for
consideration of a New Drug Application for eteplirsen based on
Sarepta's Phase IIb study data set, and (2) the significance of
that data set.  However, during a meeting on November 12, 2013,
the FDA informed Sarepta that its announced, anticipated NDA
filing for eteplirsen was premature. On this negative news,
Sarepta's stock price fell $23.40, a decline of 64%, from its
closing price of $36.56 per share on November 11, 2013, to $13.16
per share on November 12, 2013, on extraordinary volume.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Sarepta
investors who purchased common stock during the Class Period and
are therefore members of the prospective Class as described above.
Investors may move the Court no later than Friday, March 28, 2014
to serve as a lead plaintiff for the entire Class.  However, in
order to do so, you must meet certain legal requirements pursuant
to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  If you
wish to discuss this action, obtain further information and
participate in this or any other securities litigation, or should
you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice or
preservation of your rights, please contact:

Contact Information

    K. Lynn Nunn, Esq.
    FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD
    10205 North Pennsylvania Avenue
    Oklahoma City, OK 73120
    E-mail to: kln@federmanlaw.com
    Or, visit the firm's website at http://www.federmanlaw.com


SONY COMPUTER: Court Narrows Claims in Security Breach Litigation
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District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia granted, in part, and denied,
in part, a motion to dismiss plaintiffs' first amended
consolidated class action complaint(FACC) in In re: SONY GAMING
NETWORKS AND CUSTOMER DATA SECURITY BREACH LITIGATION, MDL NO.
11MD2258 AJB (MDD), (S.D. Cal.).

This action arises out of a criminal intrusion into a computer
network system used to provide online gaming and Internet
connectivity via an individual's gaming console or personal
computer.  The Plaintiffs are a nationwide putative consumer
class.  They allege that Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
(SCEA), Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE), and Sony Network
Entertainment America, Inc. (SNE), failed to provide reasonable
network security, including utilizing industry-standard
encryption, to safeguard Plaintiffs' personal and financial
information stored on Sony's network.

The Plaintiffs asserted consumer protection claims under the
California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) (Count 1), the California
False Advertising Law (FAL) (Count 2), the California Consumer
Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) (Count 3), the Florida Deceptive and
Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) (Count 6), the Michigan
Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) (Count 16), the Missouri
Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) (Count 22), the New Hampshire
Consumer Protection Act (NHCPA) (Count 28), the New York Deceptive
Practices Act (NYDPA) (Count 33), the Ohio Consumer Sales
Practices Act (OCSPA) (Count 37), the Ohio Deceptive Trade
Practices Act (ODTPA) (Count 38), and the Texas Deceptive Trade
Practices Act (TDTPA) (Count 44).

Judge Battaglia held that to the extent there is an executed
document requiring Sony to negotiate attorney's fees, costs, and
expenses, and Sony failed to do so, or negotiated with Plaintiffs
in bad faith, the Plaintiffs have stated a claim for relief.

"Accordingly, at this stage in the proceedings, the Court denies
Sony's motion to dismiss Plaintiffs' final cause of action
alleging partial performance and breach of the implied covenant of
good faith and fair dealing," he said.

Judge Battaglia directed the Defendants to file an answer to the
FACC no later than February 22, 2014, and contact Magistrate Judge
Dembin's chambers to schedule a Case Management Conference and the
necessary Rule 26 requirements no later than February 4, 2014.

The following causes of action have survived dismissal and may
proceed:

1. UCL and FAL Claims based on misrepresentations and omissions
   regarding reasonable network security and industry-standard
   encryption and Plaintiffs' ability to seek restitution under
   the statutes (Counts 1, 2);

2. CLRA Claim based on misrepresentations and omissions regarding
   reasonable network security and industry-standard encryption;

3. FDUTPA Claim requesting declaratory and injunctive relief
   (Count 6);

4. MCPA Claim requesting declaratory and injunctive relief (Count
   16);

5. MMPA Claim seeking damages and equitable relief (Count 22);

6. NHCPA Claim seeking damages and injunctive relief (Count 28);

7. DBA Claim requesting injunctive relief (Count 4);

8. Partial Performance/Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair
   Dealing (Count 51).

A copy of the District Court's January 21, 2014 Order is available
at http://is.gd/XLF17Yfrom Leagle.com.


TEVA PHARMA: Rigrodsky & Long Files Securities Class Action
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Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. on Jan. 27 disclosed that it has filed a
class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons or entities
that purchased the securities of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Limited between January 1, 2012 and October 29, 2013, inclusive,
alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against
certain of the Company's officers.  The case is entitled Edison v.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Case No. 13-cv-8963
(S.D.N.Y.).

If you purchased shares of Teva during the Class Period, or
purchased shares prior to the Class Period and still hold Teva,
and wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning
this notice or your rights or interests, please contact Timothy J.
MacFall, Esquire or Peter Allocco of Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 825
East Gate Boulevard, Suite 300, Garden City, NY at (888) 969-4242,
by e-mail to info@rl-legal.com or at:
http://www.rigrodskylong.com/news/teva-pharmaceutical-industries-
limited-teva

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants
made materially false and misleading statements regarding the
Company's business operations, financial condition and prospects.
Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the defendants failed to
disclose that there was significant internal discord between the
Board of Directors and Teva's senior management during the Class
Period (and in particular, significant differences between the
Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer) concerning
execution of the Company's strategies, including implementation of
the critical Cost Cutting Program.  As a result of the foregoing,
the Company's stock traded at artificially inflated prices during
the Class Period.

According to the Complaint, on January 1, 2012, the Chairman of
Teva's Board, Phillip Frost, announced that Shlomo Yanai was
retiring as the Company's CEO and President, and that the Board
had named Dr. Jeremy Levin, a former senior executive at Bristol-
Myers Squibb, to replace Yanai in those positions.

In December 2012, Levin and his management team announced a
five-year cost cutting program projected to help Teva achieve
annual cost savings of $1.5 billion to $2 billion by 2018.

On October 10, 2013, Teva announced an acceleration of its cost
cutting program under which it would lay off 5,000 workers
worldwide in 2014, including about 800 employees in Israel.

On October 16, 2013, the press reported that the planned layoffs
in Israel had generated a public uproar.  One member of Israel's
parliament was quoted as stating that Teva's planned layoffs were
"an act of cannibalism" in light of the tax breaks and subsidies
that Teva has long enjoyed in Israel.

On October 28, 2013, Channel 2 television in Israel quoted unnamed
sources as indicating that Levin was considering resigning due to
strong differences of opinion between himself and Frost concerning
execution of Teva's strategy, including how to handle the planned
layoffs in Israel.  Among other things, Channel 2 cited a letter
from certain senior executives to the Board stating that "the lack
of unity among the board of directors and CEO hurts our ability to
make the necessary changes," and urging the Board to "reconsider
its intervention in the daily course of business that we believe
has become common in recent months and prevents management from
being able to manage Teva effectively."

Later that day, Levin denied that he was considering resigning
because of disagreements with Frost and the Board, and Teva issued
a separate statement saying that reports of differences of opinion
between Levin and Frost over execution were "baseless."

On October 30, 2013, Teva announced that Levin would, in fact, be
resigning as CEO and President. In connection with Levin's
departure, Frost was quoted as stating that there were differences
between the Board and Levin concerning execution of Teva's
strategy.

Upon the news of Levin's departure, shares in Teva declined more
than 8%, closing at $37.70 per shares on October 30, 2013, on
heavy trading volume of over 51 million shares

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no
later than February 24, 2014.  A lead plaintiff is a
representative party acting on behalf of other class members in
directing the litigation.  In order to be appointed lead
plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member's claim
is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the
class member will adequately represent the class.  Your ability to
share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision
whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff.  Any member of the
proposed class may move the court to serve as lead plaintiff
through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and
remain an absent class member.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. , with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and
Garden City, New York, regularly litigates securities class,
derivative and direct actions, shareholder rights litigation and
corporate governance litigation , including claims for breach of
fiduciary duty and proxy violations in the Delaware Court of
Chancery and in state and federal courts throughout the United
States.


UNITED AIRLINES: Hearing Date in "Tuten" Suit Moved to May 15
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Due to a personal conflict for District Judge William J. Martinez,
the Court has reset the date and time of a final fairness hearing
in JAMES DANIEL TUTEN, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. UNITED AIRLINES, INC.,
Defendant, CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-CV-1561-WJM-MEH, (D. Col.) to
May 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

The Court has consulted with counsel for both parties, who have
agreed on a plan to provide notice of this change to the class.

Accordingly, the final fairness hearing that was set for May 16,
2014 at 11:00 a.m., is vacated and reset to May 15, 2014 at 9:00
a.m.

The Court-appointed Settlement Administrator to send the same list
of putative class members as was sent the original notice
(including any corrected or updated addresses it has obtained) a
postcard which states the new Fairness Hearing Date.

A copy of the District Court's January 21, 2014 Order is available
at http://is.gd/w83RjTfrom Leagle.com.


UNITED PARCEL: Class Cert. Bid in "Sivak" Suit Denied as Premature
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Chief District Judge Gerald E. Rosen denied, without prejudice,
a motion for class certification filed by plaintiffs in STEVEN B.
SIVAK, et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE COMPANY,
Defendant, NO. 13-CV-15263, (E.D. Mich.), pending discovery and
future motion practice.

The Plaintiffs initiated this purported class action litigation on
December 27, 2013, generally alleging that Defendant United Parcel
Service overcharges customers who pay for loss/damage insurance.

Judge Rosen held that the Plaintiffs' Motion is premature and,
without basic supporting evidence, prevents the Court from
conducting a "rigorous analysis" as to whether Plaintiffs have
satisfied Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a)'s prerequisites.

The Court directed the parties to be prepared to discuss class
certification issues at the upcoming scheduling conference on
February 11.

A copy of the District Court's January 21, 2014 Order is available
at http://is.gd/8jN8Sxfrom Leagle.com.


UNITED STATES: DOJ Reaches Deal with Tech Cos. on Data Disclosures
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Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella, writing for Legal Times, report
that the U.S. Department of Justice on Jan. 27 announced an
agreement that will allow technology and social media companies to
publicly report more detailed information about government demands
for customer information.

The companies, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo!,
filed court actions challenging prohibitions on data disclosures.
Under the new agreement, they will be allowed to report on
specific categories of information concerning the government's
requests for data.  Under the old scheme, the companies were only
permitted to disclose the total number of requests they received
and the number of customer accounts affected.

The announcement comes 10 days after President Obama unveiled a
series of reforms to government surveillance programs.  Attorney
General Eric Holder Jr. and Director of National Intelligence
James Clapper released a joint statement on Jan. 27 saying "the
public interest in disclosing this information now outweighs the
national security concerns that required its classification."

In a joint statement, the tech companies said the agreement was a
"positive step," but said they will continue to press Congress to
consider additional reforms.

"We filed our lawsuits because we believe that the public has a
right to know about the volume and types of national security
requests we receive.  We're pleased the Department of Justice has
agreed that we and other providers can disclose this information,"
the companies said.

Tech companies over the past several months petitioned the
Washington-based Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow
them to provide more detailed reports on the extent of requests
for data by the federal government and actions by the court.

"The First Amendment does not permit the government to bar
Microsoft from speaking about an issue of great importance to its
customers, shareholders and the public while, simultaneously,
senior government officials are speaking publicly about the very
same subject," lawyers for Microsoft, represented by a team from
Covington & Burling, wrote in court papers filed in June.

In September, Facebook's attorneys at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale
and Dorr said "the government's own public release of similar data
demonstrates that a prohibition on Facebook's disclosure is not
narrowly tailored to the government's interest."  The disclosure
of aggregate data, Facebook's lawyers said, "would not compromise
the secrecy of the government's surveillance or acquisition
efforts."

The companies involved in the fights in the FISA court today
agreed to withdraw their motions.  James Cole, the deputy attorney
general, announced the new policy on Jan. 27 in a letter to the
general counsels of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and
Yahoo!

Under the new guidelines, tech companies can report on categories
of information that include the number of national security
letters they received requesting customer information; the number
of surveillance court orders issued for content; the number of
customer "selectors," or search terms, targeted under court
orders; and the number of customer accounts affected by national
security letters.

The FBI uses national security letters -- a type of administrative
subpoena that is outside of court oversight -- to acquire
information that includes telephone data, email communication and
financial information.

The companies will be allowed to publish reports every six months.

"This is a victory for transparency and a critical step toward
reining in excessive government surveillance," Alex Abdo, staff
attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's National
Security Project, said in a statement.


UNIVERSAL FIDELITY: Faces Consumer Suit Alleging FDCPA Violations
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Frank Gaye, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated
v. Universal Fidelity LP, individually and on behalf of John Lee
Jackson and P. Lyons; John Lee Jackson, individually and on behalf
of Universal Fidelity LP and P. Lyons; P. Lyons, individually and
on behalf of Universal Fidelity LP., and John Lee Jackson; and
John Does 1-5, individually and on behalf of universal Fidelity
LP, John Lee Jackson, and P. Lyons, Case No. 2:14-cv-00088-JS
(E.D. Pa., January 8, 2014) is a class action lawsuit brought on
behalf of consumers for violations of the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act.

The Plaintiff contends that the law prohibits debt collectors,
like the Defendants, from engaging in false, deceptive, misleading
or unfair collection practices.

Universal Fidelity LP is a collector of consumer debt.  The
Individual Defendants and the Doe Defendants are officers or
employees of the Company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Craig Thor Kimmel, Esq.
          KIMMEL & SILVERMAN PC
          30 E. Butler Pike
          Ambler, PA 19002
          Telephone: (215) 540-8888
          E-mail: kimmel@creditlaw.com


WASHINGTON, DC: Attorney Mulls Class Action v. MPD Over Abuse
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Sam Ford, writing for WJLA.com, reports that allegations of
widespread abuse and discrimination has the D.C. police department
on the defensive.

An attorney says he is teaming up with victims and their families
to begin what he believes will end in a class action lawsuit
against the MPD.

Attorneys brought in families of young black men, arguing they are
routinely stopped and frisked, without cause.

Asked about dropping crime rates in the city, the attorneys said
it's no excuse for abuse.

"The police it appears are using heavier handed tactics in certain
areas," says attorney Malik Shabazz.

The lawyers say D.C. police won't identify the officer involved
and they're having to sue to get information that used to be
forthcoming.


WD-40 COMPANY: Recalls WD-40 Multi-Use Product "Smart Straw"
------------------------------------------------------------
Starting date:            January 15, 2014
Posting date:             January 15, 2014
Type of communication:    Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:              Chemicals
Source of recall:         Health Canada
Issue:                    Improper Safety Mechanisms
Audience:                 General Public
Identification number:    RA-37451

Affected products: WD-40 Multi-Use Product equipped with "Smart
Straw" and 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant equipped with "Smart
Straw"

WD-40 Multi-Use Product with "Smart Straw" is sold in a container
with blue and yellow packaging.  The product comes in two sizes
and can be identified by the item number and UPC on the back of
the package as follows:

WD-40 Multi-Use Product with "Smart Straw" affected by the recall:

   Weight     Item Number     UPC
   ------     -----------     ---
   226 g.       01058       061536010581
   325 g.       01053       061536010536

3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant with "Smart Straw" is sold in a
container with black, brown and red packaging.  The product comes
in one size and can be identified by the item number and UPC on
the back of the package as follows:

3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant with "Smart Straw" affected by the
recall:

   Weight     Item Number      UPC
   ------     -----------      ---
   331 g.     01043          061536010437

The recall applies to products sold to household consumers.

The recall does NOT apply to WD-40 aerosol products containing the
can with the red cap and removable straw, as these products meet
the requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers
Regulations, 2001.

Health Canada has determined that the recalled products are not
packaged in a child-resistant container as required by Canadian
law.

As the recalled products contain ingredients that pose an
aspiration hazard, the products must be packaged in a child-
resistant container.  The lack of child-resistant packaging could
result in unintentional aspiration toxicity if ingested by a child
and may lead to serious injuries.

Neither Health Canada nor WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd. has received
any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these
products.

Approximately 2.3 million units of the WD-40 Multi-Use Product
equipped with "Smart Straw" have been sold in Canada since 2006.

Approximately 300,000 units of the 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant
equipped with "Smart Straw" have been sold in Canada since 2007.

The WD-40 Multi-Use Product equipped with "Smart Straw" was sold
in Canada from 2006 to December 2013.

The 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant equipped with "Smart Straw" was
sold in Canada from 2007 to December 2013.

Both products are manufactured and packaged in the United States.

Companies:

  Manufacturer     WD-40 Company
                   Delaware
                   United States

  Importer         WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd.
                   Etobicoke
                   Ontario
                   Canada

Retail consumers should immediately place the products in a safe
place, locked up out of the reach of children, and contact WD-40
Company (Canada) Ltd. at 1-866-210-0538 or at firm's website to
receive a free gift card by providing information from the product
container.  Once the company has been contacted, or if retail
consumers do not wish to contact WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd., the
recalled products should be disposed of in accordance with
Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines.


WONDERBERRY NORTH AMERICA: Recalls Dandar Cookies Over Mislabeling
------------------------------------------------------------------
Starting date:            January 17, 2014
Type of communication:    Recall
Alert sub-type:           Allergy Alert
Subcategory:              Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:    Class 3
Source of recall:         Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:           Wonderberry North America
Distribution:             Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product
distribution:             Retail
CFIA reference number:    8547

Affected products: 500 g. Dandar Cookies "ABCDEF" with Vanilla
Taste


WONDERBERRY NORTH AMERICA: Recalls F Brand Waffle Products
----------------------------------------------------------
Starting date:            January 16, 2014
Type of communication:    Recall
Alert sub-type:           Allergy Alert
Subcategory:              Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:    Class 3
Source of recall:         Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:           Wonderberry North America
Distribution:             Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba,
                          Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the product
distribution:             Retail
CFIA reference number:    8562

Affected products:

   Brand name    Common name            Size          UPC
   ----------    -----------            ----          ---
    F           Waffle Artek - Cocoa    300 g    4 840008 017930
                Waffle Cookies
    F           Waffle with Halva       300 g    4 840008 017978


ZERO MOTORCYCLES: Recalls 66 Units Over Motor Controller Defect
---------------------------------------------------------------
Starting date:            January 21, 2014
Type of communication:    Recall
Subcategory:              Motorcycle
Notification type:        Compliance Mfr
System:                   Electrical
Units affected:           66
Source of recall:         Transport Canada
Identification number:    2014017
TC ID number:             2014017

On certain motorcycles, the motor controller may malfunction
causing the motor to shut off unexpectedly.  Lost vehicle
propulsion, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and
the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing
property damage and/or personal injury.

Dealers will reprogram the motor controller.

Affected products:

   Maker      Model       Model year(s) affected
   -----      -----       ----------------------
   ZERO        S          2012, 2013
   ZERO        DS         2012, 2013
   ZERO        XU         2012, 2013
   ZERO        FX         2012, 2013


* Plaintiff Lawyers Target Different Types of Corporate Behavior
----------------------------------------------------------------
Jacob Gershman, writing for The Wall Street Journal, reports that
U.S. corporations have worked for two decades to fend off
securities class-action lawsuits.  But new figures show that such
cases haven't abated.

Stockholders filed 234 federal securities class-action suits
against U.S. companies last year, the most since 2008, according
to a report by NERA Economic Consulting.

Federal courts approved shareholder settlements valued at a
combined $6.5 billion last year, nearly doubling 2012's total,
NERA said.  The average settlement hit a record $55 million last
year, after excluding certain cases that can skew the total.

Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court have made some class actions
harder to pursue.  But other types of claims have increased.

Lawsuits over corporate mergers have jumped in recent years, for
example.  Last year, they represented about a fifth of the new
securities class-action filings in federal court.  And allegations
that companies gave misleading earnings forecasts accounted for
41% of class-action filings last year, up from 29% in 2012,
according to NERA.

The rise of the securities class action began in the 1970s, when a
handful of plaintiffs' lawyers started filing suit against
companies following stock drops, typically alleging that the
decline was tied to fraud.

Companies questioned the merits of such cases.  But mostly, they
settled the suits, saying they preferred the certainty of a quick
settlement over the unpredictability of a jury trial.

Michael Klausner, a corporate-law professor at Stanford
University, says securities class actions prevent corporate fraud.

Disgruntled corporate groups have found sympathetic ears in
Washington.  Republican lawmakers in 1995 passed the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act, which added procedural hurdles
and tougher pleading standards to filter out frivolous lawsuits.

More recently, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down several
decisions that make it harder for plaintiffs to bring securities
class actions.  And during the last decade, federal courts sent to
prison a handful of the pioneers of the securities class-action
suit, including superstar lawyers Bill Lerach and Melvyn Weiss,
for crimes related to illegal kickbacks.

Subsequently, the number of lawsuits filed fell and dismissal
rates increased.  But the class-action bar still was able to file
suit while complying with the new restrictions, in part by
targeting different types of corporate behavior.

For example, plaintiffs' lawyers in recent years have gone to
state courts with objections to mergers, typically claiming that a
board sought to sell a company on unfavorable terms.

More than 80% of mergers and acquisitions are challenged in court
by investors, according to a report by law firm Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher LLP.

Plaintiffs' lawyers say they are only looking out for the little
guy, shareholders that have few protections against bad corporate
behavior.  So long as the fraud exists, they say, lawsuits will
follow.

"It is a more competitive landscape today than in years past, but
firms that have diverse practice areas who are willing to take
their cases deep are still in high demand and very busy," says
plaintiffs' lawyer Lee Rudy -- lrudy@ktmc.com -- a partner at
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP.


                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Citadel Plaza Fibro Cleanup to Start
-----------------------------------------------------
Lynn Horsley, writing for The Kansas City Star, reports that
the long-awaited cleanup of the failed Citadel Plaza development
site near 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue is finally set to begin,
at least in a small way.

Kansas City officials said test pit activity was set to begin
Jan. 22 and continue for two to three weeks.  It will take place
on four to six lots out of the 68 vacant lots identified for
possible buried asbestos.  If contamination is found, it will be
properly disposed of, they said.

Results of those tests will set the stage for a full environmental
cleanup on the site later this year, said Andrew Bracker, the
city's brownfields coordinator.  A brownfield is an area
contaminated by industrial or commercial use.

"It is the start," Mr. Bracker said of the process to address any
buried asbestos at the former development site -- encompassing
seven blocks -- so the city can try to market the location for
another developer.

Citadel Plaza was envisioned as an $80 million, 35-acre shopping
center with a grocery store, restaurants, other retailers and
housing.  But the developer, CDC-KC, failed to properly monitor
asbestos removal before some homes were torn down in 2006, and the
project collapsed in a mess of environmental and financial
conflicts.

In November 2011, the Kansas City Council approved a $15 million
settlement to resolve lawsuits involving the development's
creditors.  That settlement, made final in January 2012, gave the
city clear title to the land and freed the site for development.

But first the city has to make sure there is no more asbestos
contamination, and that process has taken much longer than
expected.

Consultants have taken samples from 154 properties and found only
one parcel with detectible asbestos fibers in the soil surface.
Subsoil contamination has been harder to determine.

Mr. Bracker said considerable research on more than 200 lots ruled
out contamination on all but 68 vacant lots.  The city had hoped
to issue a cleanup contract in 2013, but that level of continuing
uncertainty about the 68 lots could lead to expensive bids,
Mr. Bracker said.  So the city decided to proceed more slowly and
do the test pits.  Even getting that contract in place took longer
than expected.

"We have not met our expectations with respect to the pace" of
cleanup, Mr. Bracker acknowledged.

The city has a $500,000 federal grant for cleanup and some
bond funds available, but Mr. Bracker said the city wants to
conserve as much money as possible for work needed before
development begins.

The test pits are in the 6100 blocks of Park Avenue and Olive
Street.  Mr. Bracker said the contractor will monitor air quality
before and during the activity and will take necessary precautions
to make sure no asbestos escapes into the air.  Nearby residents
will not be at risk and will have access to their homes.

Mr. Bracker said it should take 45 days to get and interpret the
test pit results, and that will pave the way for a more complete
cleanup, which he hopes can occur by this summer.

The city also commissioned a market study about potential
development opportunities for the site, but the report released in
May 2013 wasn't overly encouraging.  It saw no potential for a
convenience/neighborhood-oriented shopping center, noting there
are other struggling shopping complexes nearby.

The consultant's report recommended trying to attract four or five
regional traffic generators such as a Menards, Ross Dress for
Less, Target and Michaels.  City officials have said they intend
to market the site aggressively, but that won't until the cleanup
is complete.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Bid to Preclude Expert in PI Suit Denied
---------------------------------------------------------
In an asbestos-related liability suit, defendant Crane Co. filed a
motion to preclude the trial testimony of plaintiff Rosie K.
Sweredoski's naval expert witness, Captain William Lowell,
asserting that the Plaintiff has violated Super. R. Civ. P. 33(c)
and 26(e), and alleging that its defense will be severely
prejudiced if the Plaintiff substitutes Lowell for another expert.

Presiding Justice Alice Gibney of the Superior Court of Rhode
Island, Providence, SC, denied Crane's motion, after finding that
the Plaintiff's expert witness substitution has violated neither
Rule 33(c) nor Rule 26(e).  The Court said the Plaintiff's actions
have not been nearly so extreme; on the contrary, the Plaintiff
appears to have provided Crane with updated information relating
to her expert witnesses shortly after she herself became aware of
the information.

The case is ROSIE K. SWEREDOSKI, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
ESTATE OF DOUGLAS A. SWEREDOSKI, AND INDIVIDUALLY RECOGNIZED AS
SURVIVING SPOUSE, v. ALFA LAVAL, INC., et al., C.A. NO. PC-2011-
1544 (R.I. Super.).  A full-text copy of the decision dated
Jan. 15, 2014, is available at http://is.gd/kHlMWgfrom
Leagle.com.

Robert J. Sweeney, Esq., for Plaintiff.  David A. Goldman, Esq.,
and Kendra A. Christensen, Esq., for Defendant.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: W.Va. Court Affirms Ruling in "Hill" Suit
----------------------------------------------------------
James R. Hill was employed by Huntington Alloys Corporation, as a
crane and furnace operator for 29 years.  According to his death
certificate, Mr. Hill died from Stage III lung cancer.  Mr. Hill's
widow, petitioner Linda Hill, filed a dependent's claim that was
rejected by the claims administrator on a finding that
occupational pneumoconiosis was not a material factor in Mr.
Hill's death.  The Office of Judges affirmed the claims
administrator's decision and held that occupational pneumoconiosis
was not a material contributing factor in Mr. Hill's death.  Ms.
Hill disagrees and asserts that Dr. Gaziano opined that
occupational pneumoconiosis was a material contributing cause of
Mr. Hill's death and therefore, benefits should have been awarded
to Ms. Hill.

Dr. Gaziano opined that Mr. Hill's lung cancer and subsequent
death were significantly due to his occupational exposure to
asbestos.  Dr. Gaziano noted that smoking may have also played an
important factor in Mr. Hill's death, but he had no information
concerning the presence or existence of that history.  Dr.
Zaldivar concluded that there was no evidence to justify a
diagnosis of asbestos or of pleural thickening due to asbestos.
Dr. Zaldivar found that Mr. Hill's lung cancer was a result of his
smoking and not related to his occupation.

The Office of Judges concluded that without the complete medical
file and history, that Dr. Gaziano could not render an informed
conclusion based upon the facts of the claim.  The Office of
Judges held that occupational pneumoconiosis was not a material
contributing factor in Mr. Hill's death.  The Board of Review
reached the same reasoned conclusions in its decision of April 26,
2012.

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in a memorandum
decision dated Jan. 16, 2014, agreed with the reasoning and
conclusions of the Board of Review.  The Court of Appeals found
that the decision of the Board of Review is not in clear violation
of any constitutional or statutory provision, nor is it clearly
the result of erroneous conclusions of law, nor is it based upon a
material misstatement or mischaracterization of the evidentiary
record.  Therefore, the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of
the Board of Review.

The case is LINDA HILL, WIDOW OF JAMES R. HILL (DECEASED),
Claimant Below, Petitioner v. HUNTINGON ALLOYS CORPORATION,
Employer Below, Respondent, NO. 12-0625 (W.Va. Sup. App.).  A
full-text copy of the Decision is available at http://is.gd/ISAZJD
from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Pa. Court Denies 17 Appeals From Transfer Order
----------------------------------------------------------------
In a consolidated appeal, the appellants -- plaintiffs in personal
injury cases -- allege asbestos-related cancers.  The Appellees
are defendants in the litigation, which was filed in the Court of
Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and assigned to the Mass Tort
Program.  The Appellants challenge the trial court's orders
granting the Appellees' motions to transfer venue to Northampton
County on the basis of forum non conveniens.  The Appellants
allege the trial court abused its discretion because the Appellees
failed to meet their burden of proof.  Also, specific to the case
of Stettler v. Allied Signal, the Appellants assert that the trial
court abused its discretion by ordering that the case be
coordinated with the prior ongoing case filed by
Plaintiff/Appellant Joyce M. Stettler's husband in Northampton
County.

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania composed
of Judges Susan Peikes Gantman, Jacqueline O. Shogan, and William
H. Platt, concluded, in a memorandum dated Jan. 21, 2014, that the
trial court did not abuse its discretion.  Accordingly, the
Superior Court affirmed.

The Superior Court, through Judge Platt who penned the decision,
concluded that the trial court properly determined that transfer
to Northampton County, where parallel cases were already in
progress, would provide easier access to witnesses or other
sources of proof.  The Superior Court also said that if the cases
are all transferred, the second question, challenging the order of
coordination, is moot.

The appeals are:

   * JOYCE M. STETTLER AND RAYMOND J. STETTLER, H/W, Appellants,
v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID
SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS,
AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BORG-WARNER
CORPORATION, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A
VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., CONWED CORPORATION,
CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., DAP PRODUCTS,
DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE
SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION,
EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER,
INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT
SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES
COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC.,
GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
TO PALMETTO, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND
COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE
KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN
ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC.,
F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC.,
F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PENNSYLVANIA S & N,
INC., READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC. F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN
ABRASIVES, INC. F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
F/K/A SQUARE D. COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A
DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL &
PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL
REFRACTORIES A DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC.,
WEIL-MCLAIN, WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees. NO. 795 EDA 2012 (Pa.
Super.).

   * FRANK W. WEIERBACH AND COLLEEN M. WEIERBACH, H/W, Appellants,
v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID
SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS,
AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION,
BURNHAM, LLC, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A
VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., COOPER INDUSTRIES,
LLC, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO
PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO
TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, EATON
CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC.,
N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ECR INTERNATIONAL, INC. A/K/A
DUNKIRK BOILERS, AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE UTICA
COMPANIES, INC., FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION,
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GEORGIA-
PACIFIC CORPORATION TRUST, INC., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO BESTWALL GYPSUM COMPANY, KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY,
GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., HB FULLER COMPANY F/K/A
AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC., F/K/A BENJAMIN FOSTER, HOBART BROTHERS
COMPANY, INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS CORP. A/K/A CARBORUNDUM CO.,
INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., JOHN CRANE,
INC., KAISER GYPSUM COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC. A/K/A KENTILE
OPERATION CO., THE KERITE COMPANY, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY,
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING
F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC., F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS
GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER
CORPORATION, PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION,
READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN
ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC., F/K/A SQUARE D. COMPANY, SHAWBOX
A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION,
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC., F/K/A UNION CARBIDE
CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, Appellees, 808 EDA
2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * LINDA M. STERNER, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT E.
STERNER, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON
COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC., BORG-WARNER
CORPORATION, BURNHAM, LLC, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE
CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS
CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., COOPER INDUSTRIES, LLC, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC.,
DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE
CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ECR
INTERNATIONAL, INC. A/K/A DUNKIRK BOILERS, AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO THE UTICA COMPANIES, INC., FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSTER-
WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL
REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION TRUST, INC.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BESTWALL GYPSUM
COMPANY, KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, GOODRICH CORPORATION,
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN,
TWEED & COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
PALMETTO, INC., HB FULLER COMPANY F/K/A AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC.,
F/K/A BENJAMIN FOSTER, HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INDUSTRIAL
HOLDINGS CORP. A/K/A CARBORUNDUM CO., INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, J.H.
FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., JOHN CRANE, INC., KAISER GYPSUM COMPANY,
KENTILE FLOORS, INC. A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE
COMPANY, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN
ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWENS-
ILLINOIS, INC., F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING
EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PNEUMO ABEX
CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING,
REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE &
CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY,
SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO., SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC., F/K/A SQUARE
D. COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF
MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC.,
F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN,
WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 871 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * CHESTER R. LEHMANN AND JEAN D. LEHMANN, H/W, Appellants,
v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A.O. SMITH CORPORATION, INDIVIDUALLY AND
AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CLARK CONTROL, A. W. CHESTERTON
COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD,
INC., ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED, ATLAS COPCO COMPRESSORS, LLC,
BABCOCK BORSIG POWER, INC. F/K/A DB RILEY, INC. F/K/A RILEY STOKER
CORP., A MASSACHUSETTS CORP., BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC., BELL ASBESTOS MINES, LTD.,
BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, BURNHAM, LLC, C.S.R. LIMITED, D/B/A
COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING, LTD., CARBORUNDUM COMPANY CORPORATION
TRUST, INC., CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A
VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERRO WIRE LLC, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLARK CONTROLLER COMPANY,
CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER CROUSE-HINDS,
COOPER INDUSTRIES, CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY,
INC., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND
AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE
CORPORATION, DREVER FURNACE, A DIVISION OF DL FURNACE, LLC, EATON
CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC.,
N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ECR INTERNATIONAL, INC. A/K/A
DUNKIRK BOILERS, AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE UTICA
COMPANIES, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC., EMPIRE ACE INSULATION
MANUFACTURING CORP., FAIRMONT SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL
REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION TRUST, INC.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BESTWALL GYPSUM
COMPANY CORPORATION TRUST, INC. GLEASON REEL CORPORATION, GOODRICH
CORPORATION, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY,
GOULD PUMPS, INC., GTE PRODUCTS OF CONNECTICUT CORP., HB FULLER
COMPANY F/K/A AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC., F/K/A BENJAMIN FOSTER, HOBART
BROTHERS COMPANY, HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE COMPANY, I.M.O. INDUSTRIES,
F/K/A DELAVAL TURBINE, INC., F/K/A IMP DEVAL, INC. (INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO DELAVAL TURBINE, INC., WARREN
PUMPS, INC., INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
(INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD CORP.), J.H. FRANCE
REFRACTORIES CO., JOHN CRANE-HOUDAILLE, INC., KAISER GYPSUM
COMPANY, KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC.
A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE
MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A
THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION, MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., MESTEK,
INC., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR TO HYDROTHERM, INC.,
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING
F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
THE OKONITE COMPANY, P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A
HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PEERLESS INDUSTRIES, INC., PENNSYLVANIA
S & N, INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION,
READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, RELIANCE MOTORS A/K/A RELIANCE
ELECTRIC COMPANY A/K/A BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY A/K/A/ ROCKWELL
AUTOMATION POWER SYSTEMS REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC, F/K/A ALLIANCE
MACHINES, RPM, INC. (INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
AND/OR ALTER EGO OF THE REARDON COMPANY, BONDEX INTERNATIONAL AND
TREMCO, INC.) RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., RUST CONTRACTORS, INC.,
A/K/A RUST ENGINEERING AND RUST INTERNATIONAL, A WHOLLY OWNED
SUBSIDIARY OF WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN
ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC., F/K/A SQUARE D. COMPANY, SHAWBOX
A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION,
SIEMENS WATER TECHNOLOGY CORP., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO RUST
FURNACE CO., A/K/A RUST CONTRACTORS, INC., A/K/A RUST ENGINEERING
AND RUST INTERNATIONAL, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF WASHINGTON
GROUP INTERNATIONAL, TRANCE U.S. INC. F/K/AA AMERICAN STANDARD,
INC., UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC., F/K/A UNION
CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSIAL REFRACTORIES A DIVISION OF THIEM
CORPORATION, URS CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WASHINGTON
DIVISION OF URS CORP., WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., A/K/A
AND/OR SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO RUST ENGINEERING, A/K/A AND/OR
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO RUST INTERNATIONAL, A/K/A AND/OR
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO RUST FURNACE COMPANY, WEIL-MCLAIN,
WEYERHAEUSER CO., WEYERHAEUSER CO., ZURN INDUSTRIES, INC.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ERIE CITY IRON
WORKERS CORPORATION, Appellees, 888 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * JAMIE L. BROWN AND TERRY BROWN, W/H, Appellants, v. ALLIED
SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS
CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN
STANDARD, INC., BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION,
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC., F/K/A FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO.,
A/K/A BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS INC., BURNHAM, LLC, CBS CORPORATION, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLAIROL
CORPORATION, A DIVISION OF PROCTOR AND GAMBLE COMPANY, CLEAVER
BROOKS, INC., CONAIR CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES, LLC, CRANE
COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., EATON CORPORATION, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON
ELECTRICAL, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC
COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION
TRUST, INC., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BESTWALL
GYPSUM COMPANY, THE GILLETTE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF PROCTOR AND
GAMBLE COMPANY, GOODRICH CORPORATION F/K/A B.F. GOODRICH, THE
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED &
COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO,
INC., HAMILTON BEACH, A DIVISION AND/OR SUBSIDIARY OF NACCO
INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED, HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INDUSTRIAL
HOLDINGS CORP., A/K/A CARBORUNDUM CO., INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY,
J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY,
THE KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE
LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP, INC.,
AIRCO DIVISION, MAREMONT CORPORATION A/K/A ARVIN INDUSTRIES, INC.,
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING
F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWEN ILLINOIS, INC. F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS
GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER
CORPORATION, PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO STRATOFLEX, INC., (CLEVELAND BRAKE
DIVISION), PENNSYLVANIA S & N, INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION F/K/A
ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES,
INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
F/K/A ROCKWELL AUTOMOTIVE F/K/A ARVIN MERITOR, INC., RSCC WIRE &
CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY,
SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON
CORPORATION, SUNBEAM PRODUCTS INCORPORATED A/K/A AMERICAN
HOUSEHOLD, INC., A SUBSIDIARY OF THE DARDEN CORPORATION, A
DIVISION OF THE ALLTRISTA CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL &
PLASTICS CO., INC., F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSIAL
REFRACTORIES A DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC.,
AND WEIL-MCLAIN, Appellees, 925 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * THOMAS H. YOUNG, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W.
CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC.,
AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED, BELL
ASBESTOS MINES, LTD., BORG-WARNER MORSE TEC, CBS CORPORATION, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC., CRANE COMPANY,
CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., C.S.R. LIMITED D/B/A COLONIAL
SUGAR REFINING LTD., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND
DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC.,
ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC
COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC.,
GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD
PUMPS, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY,
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY,
KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE
COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC
COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/ AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, NORCA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE
COMPANY, P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER
CORPORATION, PENNSYLVANIA S & N, INC., PFIZER, INC., PNEUMO ABEX
CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING,
REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE &
CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE D COMPANY, SHAWBOX
A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION,
UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSIAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF
THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, WEYERHAEUSER
CO., Appellees, 939 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * RICHARD J. MARTZ, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W.
CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC.,
AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED, BELL
ASBESTOS MINES, LTD., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, CBS CORPORATION, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC., CRANE COMPANY,
CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., C.S.R. LIMITED D/B/A COLONIAL
SUGAR REFINING LTD., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P.,
(INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND
DOMCO) A DELAWARE CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC.,
ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC
COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GOODRICH CORPORATION,
GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY (INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
TO PALMETTO, INC.), THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD
PUMPS, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY,
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE
KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN
ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/ AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, NORCA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE
COMPANY, OWEN ILLINOIS, INC. F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H
MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER,
INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION, READING
CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE
MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC.,
F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE
D COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF
MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC.
F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A
DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN,
AND WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 941 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * BARBARA E. PARKS, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF STANLEY A.
PARKS, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON
COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO BUFFALO PUMPS, BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, CBS CORPORATION, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., COOPER CROUSE-HINDS, COOPER INDUSTRIES, CRANE COMPANY,
CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC.,
ERICSSON, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC
COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER
COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY (INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC.), HOBART BROTHERS
COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO.,
KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, THE KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION
OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE,
LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP F/K/A AIRCO WELDING SUPPLY F/K/A WELDERS
SUPPLY, METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN
ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE
MACHINES, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWEN ILLINOIS, INC. F/K/A OWENS
ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A
HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PENNSYLVANIA S & N, INC., PFIZER, INC.,
READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN
ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC COMPANY,
F/K/A/ SQUARE D COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A
DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION, TRIANGLE WIRE AND CABLE COMPANY,
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE
CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM
CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, Appellees, 945 EDA
2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * DEBRA J. RODGERS, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH J.
RODGERS, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON
COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD,
INC., ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED, BELL ASBESTOS MINES, LTD.,
BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION,
F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., CONWED CORPORATION,
COOPER INDUSTRIES, CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY,
INC., C.S.R. LIMITED, DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P.,
(INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND
DOMCO), EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-
HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC.,
FAIRMONT SUPPLY COMPANY F/K/A MONTFAIR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES COMPANY
F/K/A FAIRMONT MACHINERY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON
MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-
WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL
REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY (INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC.), GOODRICH CORPORATION,
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., HOBART
BROTHERS COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND
U.S. PLYWOOD CORP.), J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-
OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE
OPERATION CO., THE KERITE COMPANY, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, NORCA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE
COMPANY, P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER
CORPORATION, PENNSYLVANIA S & N, INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION
F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION
INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE,
INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC COMPANY, F/K/A/ SQUARE D COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A
LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION
CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE
CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM
CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN AND WEYERHAEUSER CO.,
Appellees, 999 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * JAN F. GREN AND ELIZABETH GREN, H/W, Appellants, v. ALLIED
SIGNAL, INC., AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC., AMERICAN STANDARD,
INC., BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO AMCHEM
PRODUCTS, INC., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE,
INC., F/K/A FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO. A/K/A BRIDGESTONE
AMERICAS, INC., BURNHAM, LLC, CARLISLE COMPANIES INCORPORATION,
A/K/A CARLISLE BRAKE & FRICTION (CBF), CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE
CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS
CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., COOPER INDUSTRIES, LLC, DAIMLER TRUCKS, N.A. F/K/A
FREIGHTLINER, LLC F/K/A FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION, EATON
CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC.,
N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ECHLIN, INC., EIS BRAKE PARTS A/K/A
EIS AUTO CORP., DIV. OF STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS INC., A/K/A
STANDARD MOTOR PARTS, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENUINE PARTS CO., A/K/A
NAPA AUTO PARTS, GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION TRUST, INC.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BESTWALL GYPSUM
COMPANY, GOODRICH CORPORATION F/K/A B.F. GOODRICH, THE GOODYEAR
TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY,
HOLMAN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC., A/K/A HOLMAN ENTERPRISES, INC.,
INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS CORP. A/K/A CARBORUNDUM CO., INTERNATIONAL
TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION, F/K/A NAVISTAR, INC., JC WHITNEY
A/K/A JC WHITNEY & CO. A/K/A JC AUTOMOTIVE, KEELER/DORR-OLIVER
BOILER COMPANY, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, MAREMONT CORPORATION
A/K/A ARVIN INDUSTRIES, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING
F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A
HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER T STRATOFLEX,
INC.(CLEVELAND BRAKE DIVISION), THE PEP BOYS-MANNY, MOE & JACK,
PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY, PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX
CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES,
INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
F/K/A ROCKWELL AUTOMOTIVE F/K/A ARVIN MERITOR, INC., RSCC WIRE &
CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY,
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC COMPANY, F/K/A/ SQUARE
D COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF
MCKINNON CORPORATION, STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS, INC., INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO EIS CORP., UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL
& PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, WEIL-MCLAIN,
WHITNEY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC., Appellees, 1031 EDA 2012 (Pa.
Super.).

   * JOYCE M. STETTLER AND RAYMOND J. STETTLER, H/W, Appellants,
v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID
SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS,
AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BORG-WARNER
CORPORATION, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A
VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., CONWED CORPORATION,
CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., DAP PRODUCTS,
DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE
SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION,
EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER,
INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT
SUPPLY COMPANY, FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES
COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC.,
GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
TO PALMETTO, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND
COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE
KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN
ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC.,
F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC.,
F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PENNSYLVANIA S & N
INC., READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN
ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA,
INC. F/K/A/ SQUARE D COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH
INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE
CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION,
UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN
PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 1296 EDA
2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * AUDREY SMITH AND SCOTT S. SMITH, H/W, Appellants, v. ALLIED
SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS
CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN
BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION,
CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA
CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED
CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., CONWED CORPORATION, CRANE
COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO
PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO
TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, EATON
CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC.,
FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO. F/K/A MONTFAIR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIERS CO. F/K/A
FAIRMONT MACHINERY CO., FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE
SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., GOULD
PUMPS, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY,
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE
KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN
ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A
ALLIANCE MACHINES, THE OKONITE COMPANY, P & H MINING EQUIPMENT,
INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., READING CRANE
& ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A
NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC. F/K/A/ SQUARE D
COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF
MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC.
F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A
DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN,
WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 1315 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * ROBERT HORNAK, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W.
CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC.,
AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED, BELL
ASBESTOS MINES, LTD., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, CBS CORPORATION, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES, CRANE COMPANY, CROWN,
CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS,
L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK
AND DOMCO, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-
HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC.,
FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO. F/K/A MONTFAIR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIERS CO. F/K/A
FAIRMONT MACHINERY CO., FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE
SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., GOULD
PUMPS, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY,
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE
KERITE COMPANY, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A
THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION, MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN
CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, NORCA
INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE COMPANY, P & H MINING
EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC.,
PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE &
ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A
NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE D
COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF
MCKINNON CORPORATION, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC.
F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A
DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN,
AND WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 1515 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * RANDY S. BECKER, EXECUTOR FOR THE ESTATE OF ALBERT C. BECKER,
Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR
AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO
PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., BORG-WARNER CORPORATION, CBS
CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CONWED
CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES, CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL
COMPANY, INC., DAP PRODUCTS, DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P.,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND
DOMCO, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-
HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO.
F/K/A MONTFAIR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIERS CO. F/K/A FAIRMONT MACHINERY
CO., FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY,
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION,
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL
REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., GOULD PUMPS, INC., HOBART BROTHERS
COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD CORP., J.H. FRANCE
REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, KENTILE
FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE COMPANY, THE
LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO
DIVISION, MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN
ENGINEERING F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, NORCA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY,
LLC, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWEN ILLINOIS, INC., F/K/A OWENS
ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A
HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION
F/K/A ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION
INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE,
INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY,
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE D COMPANY, SHAWBOX
A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF MCKINNON CORPORATION,
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE
CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM
CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, AND WEYERHAEUSER
CO., Appellees, 1565 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * DALE H. HUSEMAN AND LOIS A. HUSEMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE,
Appellants, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR
AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO
PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BORG
WARNER MORSE TEC, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A
VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., COLUMBUS MCKINNON
CORPORATION F/K/A SHAWBOX, CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES,
CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., DOMCO PRODUCTS
TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT,
AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON
ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO. FERRO
ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR
COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL
ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC
CORPORATION, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS,
INC., GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-
RAND COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND
U.S. PLYWOOD CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-
OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE
OPERATION CO., THE KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP,
LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC
GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION, MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE,
MORGAN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, INC., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
ALLIANCE MACHINE COMPANY, NORCA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE
OKONITE COMPANY, OWEN ILLINOIS, INC., F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS GLASS
CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER
CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE
& ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A
NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE D
COMPANY, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION
CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM
CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, AND WEYERHAEUSER
CO., Appellees, 2455 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * DENISE PATTON, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF JOHN
D. SPEVAK, DECEASED, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W.
CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC.,
AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., BORG WARNER MORSE TEC, CBS CORPORATION, A
DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE
ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS,
INC., COLUMBUS MCKINNON CORPORATION F/K/A SHAWBOX, CONWED
CORPORATION, COOPER INDUSTRIES, CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL
COMPANY, INC., DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE
CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON,
INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO. FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE
SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION, GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED &
COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO,
INC., HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY,
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD
CORP., J.H. FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER
COMPANY, KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE
KERITE COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN
ELECTRIC COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/D/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS,
INC., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ALLIANCE MACHINE COMPANY, NORCA
INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWENS ILLINOIS,
INC., F/K/A OWENS ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT,
INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PNEUMO ABEX
CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES,
INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-
GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
COMPANY, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE D COMPANY, UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL &
PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL
REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC.,
WEIL-MCLAIN, AND WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 2504 EDA 2012 (Pa.
Super.).

   * PAUL C. CAWLEY AND KAREN L. CAWLEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE,
Appellants, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR
AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO
PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD, INC., ASBESTOS
CORPORATION LIMITED, BELL ASBESTOS MINES, LTD., BORG WARNER MORSE
TEC, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, F/K/A VIACOM, INC.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A PENNSYLVANIA
CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION, CERTAINTEED
CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER
INDUSTRIES, INC., CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC.,
C.S.R. LIMITED D/B/A COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING, LTD., DOMCO PRODUCTS
TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT,
AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON
ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO. FERRO
ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR
COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER CORPORATION, GENERAL
ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC
CORPORATION, GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER
COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY
AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC., HOBART BROTHERS
COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHAMPION
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD CORP., J.H. FRANCE
REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY, KENTILE
FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE COMPANY, A
DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY,
LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION, MANNINGTON MILLS,
INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., MORGAN CRANE,
MORGAN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, INC., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
ALLIANCE MACHINE COMPANY, NORCA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE
OKONITE COMPANY, P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER
CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE
& ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES,
RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A
NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC., F/K/A/ SQUARE D
COMPANY, SHAWBOX A/K/A LIFT TECH INTERNATIONAL, A DIVISION OF
MCKINNON CORP., UNION CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A
UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF
THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, AND
WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 2779 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * KATHLEEN F. MOLNAR, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF
FRANK J. MOLNAR AND KATHLEEN F. MOLNAR, IN HER OWN RIGHT, HIS
WIFE, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W. CHESTERTON COMPANY,
AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC., AMERICAN STANDARD, INC.,
BORG WARNER MORSE TEC, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION,
F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., COLUMBUS MCKINNON
CORPORATION, CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER CROUSE-HINDS, COOPER
INDUSTRIES, INC., CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC.,
DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CORPORATE
SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE CORPORATION,
EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CUTLER-HAMMER,
INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON, INC., FAIRMONT
SUPPLY CO. FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE SERVICES
COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC LLC, GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE GOODYEAR
TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC.,
HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL
PAPER COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD CORP., J.H.
FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY,
KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE
COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC
COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS,
INC., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ALLIANCE MACHINE COMPANY, NORCA
INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE COMPANY, P & H MINING
EQUIPMENT, INC., F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC.,
PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION
INDUSTRIES, INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE,
INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A SQUARE D. COMPANY, UNION
CARBIDE CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE
CORPORATION, UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM
CORPORATION, WARREN PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, AND WEYERHAEUSER
CO., Appellees, 2789 EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

   * ROBERT R. FRABLE, Appellant, v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC., A. W.
CHESTERTON COMPANY, AIR AND LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, AMERICAN BILTRATE, INC.,
BORG WARNER MORSE TEC, CBS CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION,
F/K/A VIACOM, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CBS CORPORATION, A
PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, F/K/A WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, CLEAVER BROOKS, INC., COLUMBUS MCKINNON
CORPORATION, F/K/A SHAWBOX, CONWED CORPORATION, COOPER CROUSE-
HINDS, COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC., CRANE COMPANY, CROWN, CORK & SEAL
COMPANY, INC., DOMCO PRODUCTS TEXAS, L.P., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS
CORPORATE SUCCESSOR TO TARKETT, AZROCK AND DOMCO, A DELAWARE
CORPORATION, EATON CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
CUTLER-HAMMER, INC., N/K/A EATON ELECTRICAL, INC., ELOF HANSSON,
INC., FAIRMONT SUPPLY CO. FERRO ENGINEERING DIVISION OF ON MARINE
SERVICES COMPANY, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOSECO, INC., FOSTER-WHEELER
CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GENERAL REFRACTORIES
COMPANY, GEORGIA-PACIFIC LLC, GOODRICH CORPORATION, THE GOODYEAR
TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, GOULD PUMPS, INC., GREEN, TWEED & COMPANY,
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PALMETTO, INC.,
HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL
PAPER COMPANY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND U.S. PLYWOOD CORP., J.H.
FRANCE REFRACTORIES CO., KEELER/DORR-OLIVER BOILER COMPANY,
KENTILE FLOORS, INC., A/K/A KENTILE OPERATION CO., THE KERITE
COMPANY, A DIVISION OF THE MARMON GROUP, LLC, THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC
COMPANY, LINDE, LLC, F/K/A THE BOC GROUP/AIRCO DIVISION,
MANNINGTON MILLS, INC., METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.,
MORGAN ENGINEERING F/K/A MORGAN CRANE, MORGAN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS,
INC., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ALLIANCE MACHINE COMPANY, NORCA
INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, LLC, THE OKONITE COMPANY, OWENS ILLINOIS,
INC., F/K/A ILLINOIS GLASS CO., P & H MINING EQUIPMENT, INC.,
F/K/A HARNISCHFEGER CORPORATION, PFIZER, INC., PNEUMO ABEX
CORPORATION, READING CRANE & ENGINEERING, REUNION INDUSTRIES,
INC., F/K/A ALLIANCE MACHINES, RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., SAINT-
GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., F/K/A NORTON COMPANY, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
USA, INC., F/K/A SQUARE D. COMPANY, TRANE US, INC., UNION CARBIDE
CHEMICAL & PLASTICS CO., INC. F/K/A UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION,
UNIVERSAL REFRACTORIES, A DIVISION OF THIEM CORPORATION, WARREN
PUMPS, INC., WEIL-MCLAIN, AND WEYERHAEUSER CO., Appellees, 2792
EDA 2012 (Pa. Super.).

A full-text copy of the Superior Court's Decision is available
at http://is.gd/69cCurfrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio Court Dismisses Claims in "Ridenour" Suit
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Plaintiffs William L. Ridenour, et al., filed an action alleging
exposure to friable asbestos at the Chillicothe Correctional
Institution.  The matter is before the Court on the Defendants'
motion to dismiss the Plaintiffs' claims for injunctive and
declaratory relief.  The Defendants assert that those claims were
adjudicated pursuant to the settlement of a class action in the
Court, Smith v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction,
No. 2:08-cv-15.  In a Report and Recommendation dated October 4,
2013, the Magistrate Judge found that the Plaintiffs' claims for
injunctive and declaratory relief were adjudicated and dismissed
with prejudice in the Smith case and recommended that those claims
be dismissed in the case.

The Plaintiffs objected, arguing that the Smith Court "did not
dismiss the declaratory relief claims because those claims did not
exist in the Amended Complaint that the court ultimately based the
settlement agreement on."  As the Defendants point out in their
response, this is incorrect, Judge Peter C. Economus of the U.S.
District Court for the District of Ohio, Eastern Division, said in
a memorandum opinion and order dated Jan. 15, 2014.

The Smith dismissal was based on the First Amended Complaint filed
on November 11, 2008, which seeks both declaratory judgment and
injunctive relief.  The Magistrate Judge correctly determined that
the Plaintiffs' claims for injunctive and declaratory relief are
the same as the claims in Smith that were dismissed with
prejudice, Judge Economus said.

For the reasons set forth in the Magistrate Judge's Report and
Recommendation, the District Court granted the Defendants' motion,
adopted the Report and Recommendation, and overruled the
Plaintiffs' objections.  The District Court dismissed the
Plaintiffs' claims for injunctive and declaratory relief.

The case is WILLIAM L. RIDENOUR, et al. Plaintiffs, v. OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION, et al. Defendants,
CASE NO. 2:10-CV-493 (S.D. Ohio).  A full-text copy Judge
Economus's Decision dated Jan. 15, 2014, is available at
http://is.gd/dEHn35from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Joins 2 Actions to "Butler" Class Suit
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Judge Joanna Seybert of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of New York issued two separate orders consolidating the
personal injury actions styled JOE COFFEY, JR., Plaintiff, v.
SHERIFF VINCENT F. DEMARCO, Defendant, NO. 13-CV-6497 (JS)
(GRB)(E.D.N.Y.), and STEVEN PASCHALL, Plaintiff, v. VINCENT F.
DEMARCO, Defendant, NO. 13-CV-6935(JS)(GRB)(E.D.N.Y.), in the
Consolidated Class Action, Butler, et al. v. DeMarco, et al.,
11-CV-2602 (JS)(GRB), after determining that the two actions
relate to the subject matter in the consolidated action.

Full-text copies of Judge Seybert's Decisions are available at
http://is.gd/TMNAfTand http://is.gd/LN1FIifrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Leggett" Suit Remanded to Ill. State Court
------------------------------------------------------------
Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams of the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted the motion to
remand the action styled WALTER and RUBY LEGGETT Plaintiffs, v.
BORGWARNER MORSE TEC INC. et al., Defendants, CASE NO. 13-CV-137-
SCW (S.D. Ill.), to the Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County,
Illinois.

United Technologies Corp. originally removed the case to the
federal court, indicating that it was doing so pursuant to
28 U.S.C. Section 1442(a)(1), which provides for removal when a
defendant is sued for acts undertaken at the direction of a
federal officer.  The Plaintiffs filed a motion to remand,
challenging United Technologies' ability to show that its contract
with the United States Navy precluded it from issuing effective
warnings of the dangers of asbestos.  United Technologies was
later dismissed as a defendant in the suit, which prompted the
Plaintiffs to once again argue for the remand of the case since
the factual situation had changed because of United Technologies'
dismissal.

Magistrate Judge Williams found that remand appears most
appropriate in the case.  The only basis for federal jurisdiction
is the federal defense of two now-dismissed defendants.  No other
current defendant has raised the federal officer removal statute
as a defense, or objected to remand.  The remaining claims, which
are numerous, concern issues solely of state law, the magistrate
judge added.

A full-text copy of the Decision dated Jan. 21, 2014, is available
at http://is.gd/sFEK6Kfrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Denies Bid to Dismiss "Langhorne" Suit
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Defendant Atlas Turner, Inc., a Canadian corporation, moves for
summary judgment dismissing all claims against it in an asbestos-
related personal injury and wrongful death action on the grounds
(i) that the Supreme Court, New York, does not have in personam
jurisdiction over AT, and (ii) there is no competent evidence
linking AT with plaintiffs' decedent's asbestos exposure.

In a decision dated Jan. 14, 2014, Judge Sherry Klein Heitler
denied the motion, holding that in the face of Peter Consorti and
John Consorti's testimony, there is sufficient evidence in the
record to support a reasonable inference that Peter Consorti was
exposed to asbestos products manufactured by AT.  Judge Heitler
also found that it is undisputed that AT manufactured asbestos-
containing insulation during the relevant time period.

The case is RICHARD LANGHORNE, Individually and as Administrator
of the Estate of PETER CONSORTI, Plaintiffs, v. AEROFIN
CORPORATION, et al., Defendants, DOCKET NO. 101948/2004, MOTION
SEQ. NO. 010 (N.Y. Sup.).  A full-text copy of Judge Heitler's
Decision is available at http://is.gd/4RGJqWfrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Remands "Schulz" Suit to State Court
--------------------------------------------------------------
Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of California granted plaintiff Paul Schulz's
motion to remand to the Solano County Superior Court a case
arising out of his alleged exposure to asbestos.

The Plaintiff filed the complaint in the Solano County Superior
Court against 40 defendants alleging the following claims: (1)
negligence; (2) products liability; (3) aiding and abetting
battery; (4) concert of action; and (5) fraud.  One of the
defendants, Crane Co., removed the case to the District Court,
invoking the Court's jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. Section
1442(a)(1).

In deciding for the Plaintiff, Judge Mueller pointed out that
shortly after Crane Co. removed the case, the Plaintiff expressly
waived "any claims against Crane Co., relating or arising out of
the Plaintiff's asbestos exposure during military service,
employment by the government, from products sold or supplied to
the U.S. military or government, at military and federal
government jobsites or from U.S. military vessels or missiles."

Judge Mueller agreed with the several district courts that have
found similar waivers in asbestos cases sufficient to justify
remand.  Because the Plaintiff no longer states any claims against
which Crane Co. could raise a colorable federal defense, Judge
Mueller no longer has jurisdiction under Section 1442(a)(1).

The case is PAUL SCHULZ, Plaintiff, v. CRANE CO., et al.,
Defendants, NO. 2:13-CV-02370-KJM-AC (E.D. Calif.).  A full-text
copy of Judge Mueller's Decision dated Jan. 23, 2014, is available
at http://is.gd/XQoArmfrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Victim's "Second Wave" Fear
--------------------------------------------------
Maria Gailnovic, writing for St. George & Sutherland Shire Leader,
reported that about 20 months ago Pat Rogan was enjoying a winter
holiday with his wife in the warmth of north Queensland,
Australia, when his usually robust health began to fail.  He was
taking antibiotics for a minor infection but that did not explain
the sudden decline.

Mr Rogan, of Alfords Point, cut short his holiday and returned to
Sydney to discover his left lung had collapsed. More tests showed
he had mesothelioma, the asbestos disease.

Mr Rogan's mind immediately went back 50 years to that oil
refinery at Silverwater where he worked as an electrician and
technician for several years and where he was in daily contact
with asbestos products.

"That asbestos dust was in the back of my mind when mesothelioma
became wellknown," he said. "I knew I had been exposed to it but
after 50 years I thought I had missed that bullet."

In the five decades between exposure and diagnosis Mr Rogan, 77,
became an engineer, followed by a political career as the Labor MP
for East Hills until his retirement in 1999.  After politics he
went on to be chairman of ClubsNSW and president of Revesby
Workers, but has had to put a stop to all his community work to
focus on getting well.

Chemotherapy has worked wonders, but the next six months will
"make or break" Mr Rogan's health.

"There is no cure at this stage -- half the people diagnosed in
2012 are no longer with us," he said.

"I try to adopt a positive attitude because the cavalry could be
over the next hill and riding closer."

He expects that the cavalry carrying a cure will ride out of the
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), whose mission is
education, prevention, treatment and research of asbestos-related
diseases.

While waiting, Mr Rogan is keen to promote education and
awareness.  He is concerned for the "second wave" of mesothelioma
sufferers -- the home renovators, who according to an ADRI
campaign, are playing "renovation roulette" by inhaling dangerous
asbestos fibres while renovating or maintaining homes.

Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related illness
in the world, and unless homeowners start taking warnings
seriously, numbers will continue to rise.

Asbestos can be found under floor coverings such as carpets,
linoleum and vinyl tiles, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement
floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, eaves, garages,
roofs, around hot water pipes, fences, extensions to homes,
outdoor toilets, backyard and farm sheds, chook sheds and dog
kennels.

The message is that it is essential people don't cut asbestos,
don't drill it, don't sand it, don't saw it, don't scrape it,
don't scrub it, don't dismantle it, don't tip it, don't water
blast it and don't dump it.

Research donations: 9767 9800 (business hours) or website.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro-Hit School to "Return to Normal"
-------------------------------------------------------
Nick Horner, writing for Sutton Coldfield Observer, reported that
an asbestos-hit school in Sutton Coldfield, in Birmingham,
England, is to reopen after repair works have been completed but
work is required to refurbish the ailing heating system.

Holland House Infant School and Nursery will welcomed children
back on January 20 after the 'small' amount of asbestos has been
'safely removed'.

The school has been issued with a Certificate of Reoccupation and
together with the asbestos removal together with repairs to the
heating system.  However, after carrying out repair works it has
been found that the heating system must be 'completely replaced'.

Headteacher Diane Clapcott, in a letter to parents, said: "We are
delighted to tell you that Holland House will reopen on Monday
(January 20).

"For the children to return to Holland House, the repair to the
heating is a temporary one.

"During the Easter school holidays a full assessment will be
carried out and a schedule devised for replacing the heating in a
planned manner that is not disruptive to the pupils at Holland
House."

Mrs Clapcott was keen to thank those that have helped Holland
House Infants during the forced closure. "Our thanks are extended
to Adrienne Smith, (headteacher), the staff and pupils from Town
Junior School, Holland House Day Nursery, and the children's
centre for their kind hospitality," she said. " To the chair of
governors, Ben Harding and chair of the site committee on the
governing body, Jason Plant for their support in dealing with
contractors and strategic planning.

"For our parents and school family, for being supportive and
flexible with the change of day to day arrangements, thank you to
those of you who took the time to email us with your appreciation,
it was greatly received.

"To your superb children who have adapted quickly to the changes
in circumstances, they have behaved beautifully and been a credit
to Holland House. To the school staff, for continuing to teach and
ensure children did not have a long break in their learning, true
to our Holland House ethos."

The school returns to normal with parents advised to send children
back with PE kits and book bags, with school lunches also
returning to normal.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Workers Exposed to Lethal Dust Over Five Years
---------------------------------------------------------------
Emily Kent Smith, writing for Manchester Evening News, reported
that more than than a dozen workers were exposed to potentially
deadly asbestos after a 'reckless' company boss failed to spot it
for five years.

David Mansfield, CEO of a furnishing company, told workers they
were not at risk despite not carrying out asbestos checks at his
factory in Rochdale, England.  And once asbestos was detected,
Mansfield ignored an order banning anyone from entering -- going
into the building with his nephew to pick up some furniture.

Mansfield, 48, employed 17 people at Mansfield Soft Furnishings,
most of whom were family members or extended family, and all were
exposed to asbestos which had been disturbed over the five year
period.  He has now ordered to hand over GBP60,000 after being
found guilty of health and safety breaches at Minshull Street
Crown Court.

Judge Leslie Hull said: "For a period of about five years Mr
Mansfield, the director behind the company, had exposed the
workforce to the risk of a potentially lethal exposure to
asbestos.

"It seems absolutely clear to me that Mr Mansfield was reckless in
the extreme in what he did do and in what he didn't do.

"The company should have carried out an asbestos survey at a much
earlier stage."

When Mansfield bought Meadowcroft Mill in 2007 a building survey
was conducted but no asbestos inspection was carried out.

Defending Michael Lavery said that Mansfield had 'naively' trusted
the opinion of an independent architect who, he said, had advised
him that there was no asbestos in the building.

In July 2012 the Health and Safety Executive carried out a fire
safety inspection and found asbestos in the coating of the ceiling
of a first floor mezzanine.

Materials stored in the mezzanine were regularly moved by
employees causing asbestos fibres to be released, which means it
can be potentially lethal.

On July 12, HSE ordered that no one should re-enter the building
until it had been cleaned of asbestos.  But Mansfield and his
nephew ignored the prohibition order by picking up and delivering
furniture.

Judge Hull added: "All that can be said is that there was a
significant risk carried to the workforce."

Mansfield Soft Furnishings was fined a total of GBP30,000. They
were fined GBP20,000 under section two of the Health and Safety at
Work Act, which states that employers should ensure the health,
safety and welfare of workers.

The company was also fined GBP10,000 for breaching a notice from
the HSE banning anyone from re-entering the building.  Mansfield
himself was fined GBP10,000 for breaching the notice and ordered
to pay GBP20,000 in costs to the HSE.  He admitted all the
offences.

Some 4,000 people die every year from inhaling asbestos fibres.
Inspector David Norton from the HSE said: "Workers at Mansfield
Soft Furnishings will have to live the rest of their lives knowing
they're at risk of contracting a deadly lung disease because of
the actions of their employer."

A spokesman for Mansfield Soft Furnishings said:  "Mansfield Soft
Furnishings Limited deeply regret the circumstances which led to
asbestos not being detected in its premises. The company has
cooperated with the Health and Safety Executive throughout its
investigation. The company is committed to ensuring the health,
safety and welfare of its employees and the management has not,
and never knowingly will, put this at risk.

"The company has learnt lessons from this regrettable position and
is now in a better position to protect its employees in the
future. All the remedial steps advised and required by the HSE
have been followed expeditiously."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: University Cleans Tunnels of Deadly Dust
---------------------------------------------------------
Lyle Manion, writing for The Daily Reveille, reported that
Facility Services began the process of cleaning asbestos from the
steam tunnels under the Student Union, in Baton Rogue.  While the
asbestos, which had insulated the pipes in the underground tunnel,
isn't harmful to students passing above, Dave Maharrey, associate
executive director of Facility Services, said removing the
asbestos will make repairs easier.

Maharrey said the task will last three weeks and aims to "increase
efficiency and save energy." Once the project is complete,
repairing the pipes will require far fewer resources in the form
of protective gear, he said. Maharrey said current repairs are
tedious because of the required protection against hazardous
materials.

Maharrey explained the asbestos in the tunnels has become friable,
meaning it has deteriorated into particles small enough to implant
themselves into the recesses of people's throats and lungs if
inhaled. Maharrey said asbestos in this form is carcinogenic.

Vincent Wilson, School of the Coast and Environment undergraduate
programs director, said mesothelioma, a severe cancer, is the
signature disease caused by asbestos.

"The problem with asbestos is the size of the fibers it releases.
It reacts with our cellular material in a way that is not totally
understood," Wilson said.  He said the risk of illness resulting
from asbestos depends on the dose. Any amount of asbestos fibers
coming out of the vent would be insignificant, causing little to
no harm, Wilson said.  "Students aren't in real danger," Wilson
concluded.

Gill Industries, a business specializing in asbestos cleanup, was
contracted for the job, which involves clearing steam pipes of
asbestos that originally insulated them, Maharrey said. The
asbestos will be replaced with new, safe insulation, he added.

Students say the asbestos tent covering the vent, which usually
spews forth a considerable amount of steam on the Parade Ground,
has them looking twice.

Psychology freshman Madison Lusco said she trusts the University
to keep students safe from any environmental hazards.
"Officials would never allow anything like this to reach a point
where students could be hurt," Lusco said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Toxic Dust Found at Blast Site Delays Probe
------------------------------------------------------------
Andrew Shepherd, writing for Saskatchewan News, reported that
investigators at the scene of the explosion of the Co-op refinery
in Regina expect to get to the centre of the blast site within a
few days but they have encountered yet another safety issue.

Crews are now working to clear up the latest hazard which is
stopping them from accessing the reactor. Regina Fire Marshal
Randy Ryba said it's not safe yet because of asbestos.

"The asbestos contamination on the over-pressure explosion ejected
two complete floors of protective, fireproofing cement board that
was laced back in the (1960's) with asbestos."

Ryba anticipates being able to access the epicentre of the
explosion once that asbestos is cleared up. A special team was
brought to the site to do air quality tests.

"They have determined there is no hazard in regards to airborne
particulate," he said.

No one was injured when the refinery exploded on Christmas Eve,
sending a massive fireball into the sky.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Jury Awards $11MM in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
------------------------------------------------------------
An Alameda County, California jury returned an $11 million verdict
in a wrongful death suit (Emily Bankhead, Tammy Bankhead, and
Debbie Bankhead Meiers v. ArvinMeritor, Inc., et al., Alameda
County Superior Court Case No. RG12632899) against Pneumo Abex LLC
on January 15, 2014. Kazan Law partner David McClain represented
Emily Bankhead, Tammy Bankhead, and Debbie Bankhead-Meiers, the
widow and adult daughters, respectively, of Gordon Bankhead. A
prior jury had found that Pneumo Abex's asbestos-containing brakes
were defective, and that Pneumo Abex negligently, intentionally,
and maliciously caused Mr. Bankhead's mesothelioma, who died from
the disease at age 68.

Mr. Bankhead's tragic death gave rise to a new case to compensate
his family for their loss of his companionship for all the years
by which his life was cut short. This wrongful death lawsuit was
filed by Kazan Law on the Bankhead's behalf. In this second trial,
which commenced January 13, 2014, Pneumo Abex was not allowed to
dispute its responsibility for Mr. Bankhead's death. The jury was
not told the reasons for Pneumo Abex's liability, nor were they
told about the circumstances of Mr. Bankhead's death. The jury was
tasked with deciding the full amount of Mr. Bankhead's widow's and
daughters' losses due to his wrongful death 17 years before his
life expectancy.

The jury valued Emily Bankhead's losses at $6 million, and Tammy
Bankhead's and Debbie Bankhead-Meiers's losses at $2,500,000 each.
"This verdict shows that wrongful death cases are extremely
valuable and undervalued by insurers and defendants," stated Mr.
McClain. "The jury returned a reasonable and fair decision that
shows how jurors value the loss and love of a parent and family."

According to Mr. McClain, "No amount of money can make up for Mr.
Bankhead's death, but we at Kazan Law and the family take comfort
from the jury's swift and just verdict."

According to court documents, Gordon Bankhead worked from 1965 to
1999 in the service and repair of heavy duty vehicles as a parts
man. He regularly handled asbestos-containing brakes, and was
present for the inspection, replacement, grinding, and blowing out
of asbestos-containing brakes. All of these activities caused him
to breathe deadly asbestos dust. Pneumo Abex manufactured many of
the brake linings Mr. Bankhead was exposed to. (Gordon and Emily
Bankhead v. Allied Packing & Supply, Inc., et al, Alameda County
Superior Court No. RG10502243)

Mr. and Mrs. Bankhead were represented in their first trial by
Kazan Law partners Joseph Satterley and Justin Bosl, and former
partner Leigh Kirmsse. The jury awarded Mr. Bankhead $1,470,000
for his past and future economic loss, and $1,500,000 for his pain
and suffering. The jury also awarded his wife, Emily Bankhead
$1,000,000 for her loss of her husband's support and
companionship. The jury found that defendants' actions were
malicious, fraudulent, and/or oppressive and awarded $9,000,000 in
punitive damages against Pneumo Abex. Pneumo Abex appealed the
verdict, which was subsequently upheld.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Exposure to Deadly Dust Led to Man's Death
-----------------------------------------------------------
Dorset Echo reported that years of exposure to asbestos led to the
death of a man, in West Dorset, England, a coroner has ruled.

John Robert Jarvis, of Glebe Court, Beaminster, died after
inhaling the toxic fibres during several years of working in
maintenance, an inquest at County Hall heard.

Mr Jarvis, aged 81, was diagnosed with plural plaques a few years
ago and began legal proceedings against two companies he had
worked for.  After his death last December, a post mortem revealed
he had malignant mesothelioma, which is a cancer caused most
commonly by exposure to asbestos.

For some part of his employment, Mr Jarvis was required to crawl
through manholes lined with asbestos, the inquest heard.  He had
made a statement in legal proceedings saying he was never provided
with protective equipment and no risk assessments were ever
carried out.  He added: "We simply weren't told about the risks."

Recording a verdict that Mr Jarvis died of an industrial disease,
coroner for Dorset Sheriff Payne said people suffering from
asbestos-related diseases often don't know 'for tens of years'
after they have finished being exposed to it.  He added: "I am
satisfied that Mr Jarvis has died as a result of exposure to
asbestos."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Industrial Disease Killed Westinghouse Worker
--------------------------------------------------------------
Julie Armstrong, writing for Wiltshire Times, reported that a law
firm dealing with a claim for asbestos exposure is appealing for
other victims and their families to come forward.  Their client
Keith Collett, an electrician, in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England,
who worked at Westinghouse for 43 years, died due to asbestos
exposure, a coroner ruled last October.

Novum Law would like to hear from anyone else who worked at the
Chippenham factory between 1950 and 1993 who may be able to assist
them with the case.

Mr Collett, who had also worked at the factory in Melksham, died
at his home in Little England aged 84.  It was not until 20 years
after retiring, and a year after his wife Amy died, that he was
diagnosed with the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.

The post-mortem confirmed he had numerous asbestos bodies in his
lungs and the mesothelioma was due to his exposure to asbestos as
a maintenance electrician, an inquest in Salisbury heard.  Senior
coroner David Ridley returned a verdict of death due to industrial
disease.

Mr Collett would strip out the brake linings of hoist cranes
around the factory and foundry, inhaling dust as asbestos used in
the linings crumbled in his hands, according to Novum Law.

Lawyer Helen Grady said: "Unfortunately many workers were not
aware of the dangers of asbestos, although employers had plenty of
warning and even as early as the 1930s, legislation was passed
which they simply failed to adhere to in order to protect workers
from the deadly dust which the use of asbestos created.

"Mr Collett is sadly yet another victim of this once-called wonder
substance. It was in actual fact extremely dangerous and now the
working conditions he experienced would not be allowed.

"Any assistance you could give the family with information about
this could be very helpful in successfully concluding their
claim."

Anyone with information or affected by asbestos exposure can call
0800 884 0555.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Two More Circuit Ct Judges Needed in Newport News
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Peter Dujardin, writing for Daily Press, reported that Newport
News is one of the nation's focal points when it comes to asbestos
litigation.  Each year, hundreds of retired shipyard workers sue
asbestos makers for exposure to the lethal fibers decades earlier
while working at area yards.

The time and complexity of such cases -- and the delays they
create in the court system -- is a major reason a new state-
commissioned study says more judges are needed in Newport News,
according to Robert Stenzhorn, the president of the Newport News
Bar Association.

"The asbestos cases are the 900-pound gorilla in the room,"
Stenzhorn said. "These asbestos trials take up very large blocks
of time."

The new statewide judicial workload report says Newport News
Circuit Court needs six judges -- two more than the four sitting
judges the court has had for the past two years, and one more than
the five judges currently authorized by law.

The study, performed by the National Center for State Courts,
based in Williamsburg, went beyond looking merely at the number of
cases filed. It also "weighted" cases for complexity, ranking
kinds of cases for how long they take to resolve, and surveyed
judges on how they spend their time.

Ever since Circuit Judge Aundria Foster's retirement two years
ago, Newport News has been operating with the four sitting judges,
plus retired substitute judges regularly coming in. But the new
study contends such substitutes aren't the same as having a full
contingent of permanent judges in-house.

Stenzhorn, for his part, asserted that it's easier to schedule and
"balance out" emergency matters and special motions when it's all
permanent judges in the mix.

The study, paid for by the state, says lawmakers should hire more
judges to reduce backlogs and delays in the court system.

"Additional judges are needed to enable Virginia's trial court
judiciary to manage and resolve court business effectively and
without delay," said the 65-page report. The study's authors
"strongly recommend" that lawmakers "begin to fill judicial
vacancies, and in some instances create new authorized judicial
positions."

Perpetual vacancies, the study says, lead to "delays, backlogs,
and reduced judicial attention to cases."

The study urges lawmakers to fill about 26 vacancies around the
state, which would bring the system up to the full 402-judge
allotment spelled out in law. Then, the study says, the state
should create 27 additional judge slots, for a total of 429.

Of the state's 31 judicial districts and circuits, the study
recommends increasing the number of judges in 20 jurisdictions,
and reducing them in 10.  Hampton is one of those 10. The study
concludes that Hampton needs only three Circuit Court judges --
not the four that it's had in recent years.

Circuit Court Judge Louis R. Lerner is retiring by the end of the
month, courtesy of a state law mandating that state judges retire
at age 70. But if the new study is correct, Lerner's departure
will leave Hampton with the right number of judges.

Not replacing Lerner would mean only three circuit judges, just as
Hampton embarks on a new $23 million project to build a new
downtown courthouse.

Hampton Circuit Court Chief Judge Bonnie L. Jones would not speak
to the Daily Press on whether the court's judges agree that only
three judges are needed. Court administrator Michael Byser
returned a phone call on Jones' behalf.

"The judges here in Hampton Circuit Court are aware of the
workload assessment report," Byser said. "This is now a decision
of the Virginia General Assembly, and Hampton Circuit Court will
comply with their decision."

Beyond Hampton and Newport News, the new state study also says an
additional judge -- in the juvenile and domestic relations court
-- is needed in the district that includes Williamsburg, James
City, York, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews and several other
jurisdictions.

But the study says that only two General District Court judges --
not the current three -- are needed in the judicial district that
includes Suffolk, and Isle of Wight and Southampton counties.

With many judicial vacancies frozen in recent years due to budget
constraints, the General Assembly is expected to rely heavily on
the new study as it begins filling judicial vacancies in the
current legislative session.

Two years ago, the legislature passed a law directing the state's
judicial system to compare workloads across the state's 31
judicial districts and make recommendations for boundary
realignments. There was talk, for example, of combining Newport
News, Hampton and other jurisdictions into a large Peninsula
district.

The Virginia Supreme Court's executive secretary's office, which
oversees the state's judicial system, contracted with the National
Center for State Courts, based in Williamsburg, to conduct the
"Virginia Judicial Workload Assessment Report."

The study, released in November, recommends that lawmakers leave
intact the current judicial boundaries, saying that the disruption
isn't worth any minor cost savings it could generate.

"No scheme of judicial boundary realignment can reduce the total
judicial workload in the Commonwealth's trial courts or result in
an appreciable change in the total number of judges required to
handle that workload at a statewide level," the study concluded.

Stenzhorn, the bar association president in Newport News, said
that from what he's been hearing out of the legislature, the fifth
seat will likely be filled this year, but the sixth might prove
more difficult. "We really deserve six, but we're still trying to
get up to par," he said.

There's another possibly limiting factor: Newport News now has
space for only five Circuit Court judges -- four in the main
courthouse, and a fifth in a separate courtroom in the juvenile
court building.

Dujardin can be reached at 247-4749


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Safe Environments Provides Clearance Inspection
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Asbestos Check reported that asbestos consultants from Safe
Environments conduct asbestos clearance inspections providing
assurance that an area is safe to occupy following asbestos
removal. Most buildings in New South Wales, Australia, built prior
to 1990 will generally contain some asbestos, requiring an
asbestos inspection to provide certification where asbestos is
located. To determine if asbestos is present in a building
material, the consultant takes a sample during the asbestos
inspection and then analyses the material in a laboratory. The
results of the asbestos inspection are provided within an asbestos
register, which includes the location of the asbestos containing
material and a risk assessment to assess potential health risks.

In general, asbestos does not pose a significant health risk if
maintained in a good condition and left undisturbed. However
during demolition or refurbishment asbestos may be required to be
removed. In many situations the majority of asbestos is found
within fibre cement sheet. When in good condition, asbestos cement
sheet is in a bonded form, which means that it can't be pulverised
or crushed by hand to a powder. When removing bonded asbestos
building materials, the contractor must have a NSW asbestos
license and notify NSW WorkCover 7 days prior to the asbestos
removal.

During the removal process an inspection of respirable asbestos
fibres in the air (control monitoring) will assist in assessing
potential asbestos exposure outside the work area and also
provides an indication of the effectiveness of the control
measures. At the completion of the asbestos removal an asbestos
clearance inspection is undertaken by the asbestos consultant to
provide confirmation that all visible traces of the asbestos
material have been removed.

An additional asbestos clearance inspection is generally carried
out to provide certification that the amount of respirable
asbestos fibres in the air is to a safe level. An area is
considered to be safe when the asbestos clearance inspection
measures the level of airborne asbestos fibres to be less than
0.01 fibres/mL. The results of the asbestos clearance inspection
and asbestos air monitoring must be included within the asbestos
register to show that the removal has been conducted in a safe
manner.

Asbestos Check provides commercial and domestic clients with
extensive asbestos inspection services including asbestos
identification, testing, inspection and management.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: EPA Finds No Breach on Mayor-Owned Properties
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Robyn Murray, writing for Mudgee Guardian, reported that the New
South Wales, Australia Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has
found no breaches of environmental legislation in relation to
asbestos on Mudgee properties formerly owned by Mayor Des Kennedy.

George Street residents petitioned the EPA last year after
asbestos was found at the properties, where the current owner,
Housing Plus, is developing affordable housing.

In 2007, before his election to council, Cr Kennedy received
council consent to demolish two houses on the properties on the
condition that asbestos from the buildings was removed from the
site.  Cr Kennedy sold the properties to Housing Plus, a not-for-
profit housing agency, in 2012.

A Sun Herald report published on December 22. 2013,  said
residents were concerned for their health as a result of the 2007
demolition and the asbestos found in the soil in a preliminary
contamination examination requested by council in 2012.

EPA's director South Branch, Gary Whytcross, confirmed that the
EPA had reviewed a petition from  George Street residents and
detailed information that was provided by a councillor from the
Mid-Western Regional Council.

"The EPA noted that the site containing the asbestos contaminated
soil has been cleaned up, and that the clean-up was validated by a
hygienist," Mr Whytcross said.

"The EPA's review of the information did not identify any breaches
of environmental legislation administered by the EPA."

Cr Kennedy welcomed the EPA's findings.

"It's good news that the EPA have confirmed that Council handled
the environmental management of this site the right way," he said
in a statement.

"It's been confirmed again that there is no threat or danger for
neighbours of the site.

"My fellow councillors and I can now move on to do what we are
elected to do; represent residents and serve our ratepayers."

The Sun Herald report also alleged council misused ratepayers'
funds  by waiving $103,688 in tipping fees for the asbestos waste
from the site.

But Mid-Western Regional Council general manager Warwick Bennett
said while $103,688 was the amount which could have been charged
to dump the contaminated soil according to council's schedule of
fees and charges, the actual cost to council of disposing of the
waste was $4400.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Budget for Fibro Removal Up for Votes
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Randi Weiner, writing for lohud.com, reported that voters in the
Briarcliff Manor and Croton-Harmon, New York, school districts
will be asked to approve school spending proposals.

Briarcliff Manor is asking its voters to approve a $1.5 million
bond issue to remove building asbestos and upgrade and fix
athletic fields. Croton-Harmon is asking voters to allow it to use
$4 million already in the capital reserve fund to upgrade and fix
buildings and systems.

Briarcliff's project includes fixing and refurbishing the practice
field on the middle/high school campus, and to buy land to expand
the fields to meet state Department of Environmental Conservation
regulations. The asbestos work would be done at Todd Elementary
School. The state requires that both the field and asbestos work
be done whether the bond passes or not, district administrators
said. If passed, any tax increase would not be seen until the
2015-16 school year and is expected to cost less than one-half of
1 percent of the tax levy.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Todd Elementary
School, 45 Ingham Road.

Croton-Harmon voters are being asked to allow the district to
spend money already available, so there would be no affect on
taxes, administrators there said.

The project includes security upgrades including intruder locks on
classroom doors, a backup generator to power the computer network
and public address systems, and reconfiguration of the vestibules
to make them more secure.  It also includes heating/cooling system
upgrades, plumbing upgrades, additional outside lighting, Spencer
Field drainage repairs include replacing rusted pipes, storage
space to secure buildings and grounds equipment, restroom fixes
and a video production room.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Croton-Harmon High School
gymnasium.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Scare At Port of Spain General Hospital
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Kim Boodram, writing for Trinidad Express Newspapers, reported
that an asbestos scare at the Port of Spain General Hospital, in
Trinidad and Tobago, has some employees, including nurses, staying
away from work for fear of what they claim is an asbestos-based
roof in the nurses hostel, which is now being demolished.

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan promised to investigate but said the
claims may actually be based on gripes that persons not attached
to the hospital were being allowed to live in the old quarters and
have now been evicted.

Speaking anonymously, several nurses told the Express that they
are "frightened" that the current demolition process will free the
asbestos, which they said is contained within the tiling of the
roof, and allow particles of it to become airborne.

While the nurses said they believe some of their colleagues who
have suffered with or succumbed to cancer were in fact affected by
the presence of the asbestos over the years, Khan said the types
of cancers suffered by the former nurses were unlikely to have
been caused by asbestos.

A visit to the old quarters, situated on the compound of the
Hospital, showed that deconstruction had started.

Work was not ongoing at the time of the visit but the Express was
told by a staffer that parts of the roof seen to be broken through
were part of the initial stages of demolition.

The Express was shown an area where the thick roof tiles had been
broken, showing an off-white interior that the employee said
contained asbestos.

Pointing to an adjacent but smaller structure, which was described
as having been built in colonial times, the employee said:

"There is a lot of roof material here. We are not seeing that
proper health and safety practices are being put in place here. We
are concerned that thing will be released into the air as dust."

The employee said several nearby facilities could be at risk --
including the nearby secondary and primary schools, the relocated
nurses' quarters and School of Nursing, the Queen's Park
Counselling Centre for HIV/AIDS and the hospital's maternity ward.

"We are not being taken seriously by anyone," another nurse said.
"I myself am very frightened."

The employee also insisted that the workers handling the asbestos
would be at risk if they do not wear protective gear to remove it.

"These workers must not only wear protective gear, they must also
have a proper bath and wear fresh clothing, before coming into
contact with the public after handling asbestos," the employee
said.

However, Khan said that while he intends to look into the claims
being made, he feels that the demolition of the buildings may be a
sore point for those who were inconvenienced.

"A lot of people were just living there, families and persons not
authorised to be living there," Khan said.

"I have been asking for a year and half that the building be torn
down and have had to face all kinds of opposition.

"There was no security, they were an eyesore, they were filled
with rats and covered in fungus and mold and there were people,
including vagrants, living inside."

Khan said he has received no report before or after the demolition
began that asbestos was present but "many old buildings contain
it".

"Certainly I will look into it," he said.

"But I would imagine that the company carrying out the demolition
is qualified to do so and has experience dealing with this type of
building. I have every confidence that it will be carried out
properly."

He added: "If the nurses knew that there was asbestos there over
the years, why haven't they said something before?"

Khan said asbestos enters and irritates the lungs but will not
cause skin and other cancers from contact with the surface of the
skin.


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