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              Friday, April 11, 2014, Vol. 16, No. 72

                             Headlines


A & L INDUSTRIAL: Accused of Violating Fair Labor Standards Act
A & L INDUSTRIAL: Fails to Pay Wages Under FLSA, Workers Claim
ABCLEAN INC: Class Seeks to Recover Unpaid Travel Time Under FLSA
ALLIED NEVADA: Robbins Geller Files Securities Class Action
AMERICAN ORIENTAL: Hearing on Motion to Junk Stock Suit Cancelled

AUSTRALIA: Teachers Win $32MM Pay Over "Hands Off Kids" Policy
CAJUN CONSTRUCTORS: Collective Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages
CAR-BER TESTING: Faces Suit in Texas Alleging FLSA Violations
CAR-BER TESTING: Sued by Motiva Workers Over FLSA Violations
CHINA AUTOMOTIVE: Settles Securities Class Action in New York

COASTAL INDUSTRIAL: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages Under FLSA
EAGLE ROCK: Rigrodsky & Long Files Class Action in Texas
ECONOMY INSULATION: Faces Suit Alleging FLSA Violations in Texas
EMPIRE SCAFFOLD: Faces Suit in Texas Alleging FLSA Violations
EVENFLO COMPANY: Recalls Almost 1.4 Million Child Restraints

EVERGREEN FABRICATION: Fails to Pay Travel Time, Workers Claim
FAIRWAY GROUP: Pomerantz Law Firm Files Class Action in New York
FORD MOTOR: W.Va. Judge Narrows Sudden Acceleration Class Suit
GENERAL MOTORS: Faces "Shollenberger" Suit Over Ignition Defect
GENERAL MOTORS: In-House Lawyers Face Ignition Switch Questions

GENERAL MOTORS: Connecticut Extends Emissions Testing
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: Motion to Junk Stock Suit Fully Briefed
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: Dismissal of "Russell" Suit Under Appeal
IES COMMERCIAL: Sued Over Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act
ISC CONSTRUCTORS: Class Seeks Payment of Travel Time Under FLSA

INDUSTRIAL PROCESS: Motiva Workers Sue Over Unpaid Travel Time
KT MAINTENANCE: Sued by Motiva Workers Over Unpaid Travel Time
LEGNDARY GCE: Sued for Not Paying Minimum Wage Under FLSA, OMFWSA
LIME ENERGY: May 13 Hearing on "Satterfield" Suit Settlement
MASON CONSTRUCTION: Class Seeks to Recover Wages Under FLSA

MICHIGAN: Male Minority Employees Lose Class Action Bid
MICROS SYSTEMS: Seeks to Junk Claims in FLSA Suit in M.D. Tenn.
MINISTRY HEALTH: Sued in Wis. Over Failure to Pay Hourly Workers
MULTIMEDIA GAMES: Oral Argument Held in "Williams" Suit Appeal
MULTIMEDIA GAMES: No Ruling Yet on Certification of "Hardy" Suit

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE: Faces Medical Monitoring Suit in Illinois
NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA: Moose-Vehicle Collision Class Action Begins
NUVELL CREDIT: Sued Over Failure to Release Certificate of Title
ORBITAL INDUSTRIAL: Class Seeks to Recover Unpaid Travel Time
OPPENHEIMER FUNDS: Class Action Settlement Gets Final Approval

OSI SYSTEMS: Faces "Roberti" Securities Lawsuit in California
PANTRY INC: Retail Buyers Offered to Dismiss Hot Fuel Suits
PANTRY INC: Settlement in "Amason" Suit Awaits Approval
PAT TANK: Refused to Pay Travel Time, Motiva Workers Claim
PCL INDUSTRIAL: Suit Seeks Payment of Travel Time Under FLSA

PENTAIR THERMAL: Faces Texas Suit Alleging FLSA Violations
PFIZER INC: Faces "Maloney" Suit in Ohio Over Lipitor Drug
PMC COMMERCIAL: Has Trading Plan Agreement With Hoak Entities
SPRINT CORP: Investor Suit Obtains Class Action Status
STERLING JEWELERS: Faces Gender Discrimination Class Action

TOYOTA MOTOR: Recalls 6.39 Million Vehicles Over Safety Defects
TRACER INDUSTRIES: Faces Collective Action by Motiva Workers
TRADER JOE'S: Settles Suit Over Misuse of "Natural" Claims
TUESDAY MORNING: Settlement Talks Stayed Discovery in "Randell"
TURNER INDUSTRIES: Sued by Motiva Workers Over Unpaid Travel Time

TYCO HEALTHCARE: Siskinds Launches Mesh Class Action
UP PROFESSIONAL: Fails to Pay Travel Time, Motiva Workers Claim
VISA INC: $1.1 Billion Escrowed As Part of Interchange Fee MDL
VISA INC: Interchange Fee Litigation Remains in Calif. Court
VISA INC: ATM Access Fee Plaintiffs Pursue Bid to Amend Claims


                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Allstate Corp. Had $1.02B Reserves at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Consolidated Edison Has $15-Mil. Fibro Liability
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lorillard Inc. Has 29 Pending Filter Cases
ASBESTOS UPDATE: MRC Global Had 279 Exposure Suits at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: ITT Corp. Had $746.9-Mil. Net Fibro Exposure

ASBESTOS UPDATE: ITT Corp. Records $32.8-Mil in Net Fibro Costs
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Curtiss-Wright Still Defends Exposure Suits
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lincoln Electric Still Defends Fibro Claims
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Cytec Industries Still Defends Fibro Claims
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Minerals Technologies Has 15 Fibro Cases

ASBESTOS UPDATE: AK Steel Has 436 Pending Fibro Cases at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Wabtec Corp. Continues to Defend RFPC Claims
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Inmate Allowed to Proceed With Civil Rights Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio Court Flips Ruling in Fibro Insurance Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: 2nd Cir. Affirms Ruling in Environmental Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Time to Perfect Appeal in 8 NY Suits Enlarged
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Dow Corning's Bid to Junk "Vantosh" Suit Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Higbee's Bid to Dismiss N.C. PI Suit Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lucent's Bid to Dismiss "Taylor" Suit Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calif. Court Affirms Ruling in Homeowners' Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Permanently Forces Out Denver Residents
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Compensation Boost for Fibro Victims
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Found in Bilborough Garage Fire
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Delays Work on Boulder City Bypass
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Defendant Sues Plaintiffs' Firms in Fraud

ASBESTOS UPDATE: NJ Contractor Admits to Illegal Fibro Work
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Cleanup to Close Madison Library
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Test Confirms Fibro in South Carolina Courthouse
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Firm's Attempt to Consolidate Claims Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: NDP Concerned on Issues at Misericordia Hospital

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Removal Near School Concerns Parents
ASBESTOS UPDATE: UB Takes Precautions in Fibro Removal in Hall
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Test Results Show Dangerous Dust in Ingram
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Hampshire Schools Caretaker Died From Fibro
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Appeal to Build Fibro Transfer Station Upheld

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Removal Set for Madison Childhood Center
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Plaintiff Says Fibro Concern Fell on Deaf Ears
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Origin Energy Suspends Drilling on Fibro Fears
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Find Closes Cultra Bothy on Ben Alder Land
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Tests Undertaken at Hereford Hospital

ASBESTOS UPDATE: MDL Grants 6,000 Motions to Dismiss Fibro Suits
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Forces Rockland County Workers to Relocate
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lordswood Fibro Transfer Depot Approved
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Expensive Clean-Up Underway After Fibro Dumping
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Okla. Woman Files Meso Claim in St. Clair

ASBESTOS UPDATE: No Mesothelioma Benefit From Vit. D, Study Says
ASBESTOS UPDATE: BASF, Cahill Liable for Fibro Evidence
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Residents Worried About Fibro in Grand Junction
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Alert at Paisley's RAH Maternity Ward
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Jury Awards $7.25MM in Landhorne Man's Lawsuit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Former SNET Call Center in Waterbury to be Razed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Mr Fluffy" House Sealed After Fibro Found
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Kent Apt. Owner Jailed for Mishandling Fibro


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A & L INDUSTRIAL: Accused of Violating Fair Labor Standards Act
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. A & L Industrial Services, Inc.,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00039-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          William Jackson Wisdom, Esq.
          Ethan Dennis Carlyle, Esq.
          MARTIN DISIERE JEFFERSON & WISDOM, LLP - HOUSTON
          808 Travis, Suite 1800
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: (713) 632-1700(713) 632-1700
          Facsimile: (713) 222-0101
          E-mail: wisdom@mdjwlaw.com
                  carlyle@mdjwlaw.com


A & L INDUSTRIAL: Fails to Pay Wages Under FLSA, Workers Claim
--------------------------------------------------------------
Shawn Allen Hamilton, et al. v. A & L Industrial Services, Inc.,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00051-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:12-cv-00388-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Shawn Allen Hamilton, Jonathan A. Aceves, Mark
Anthony Aguilar, Ronnie Joseph Allen Jr., Victoriano Alonso
Jaramillo, Eugenio Alejandre Alvarez, Jose M. Alvarez-Torres,
Jose Luis Alvarez, Julio Medrano Amaro, Ernest A. Anderson III,
Nancy Andrio, Adan Olalde Angel, Louis Alberto Aquilar, Macedonio
Armendariz Jr., Laurencio Banda Avila, David Jackson Ayers Sr.,
Neal W. Barrett, Claude Vashon Bateaste, Fred R. Becerra, Elisa
Josefina Benavides, Eloy Benavides-Villarreal, Oziel V.
Benavides, Bincy Bennachen, Gerard Kevin Horde Bihm, Shawn
Boutte, James Louis Bowen, Kenya Marie Bradley, Victor Manuel
Briseno, Victor Manuel Briseno Jr., Clifton Paul Broughton,
Shanissa Latrell Syo Brown, Dale Ross Bruno, Greg James Bruno,
Abraham Buenrostro, Bear Gilory Burton, Dana Keith Butcher, Leroy
Butler Jr., Angela Champagne Cain, Juan Elias Calles, Jose
Calzoncinth, Narsiso Camargo Jr., George Robert Campbell, Abiel
Cantu, Hector Nereo Cantu Jr., Jesus G. Carabajal Jr., Jose E.
Cardona, Baldomero C. Castillo, Gildardo Castellanos, Jose
Mendoza Castellanos, Timoteo Paez Castaneda, Edgar Alberto
Cavazos, Sergio Guada Cavazos, Francisco J. Cepeda, Edgar Oswaldo
Cervantes, Ivan Benancio Cervantes Sanchez, Jaim Cervantes Bejar,
Joseph Paulose Chakkungal, Kendeus Paul Channell, Gustavo Davis
Chavarria, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jose
Dejesus Chavez Herrera, Pablo Chavez, Brice Delaine Christian,
Mario Cisneros, Jeron Dewarn Clayton, Shermain Ruth Collins, Jose
Colon-Caraballo, Julia Azeneth Contreras, Gerson Geovany Cornejo,
Adan Coronado, Juan Delourdes Covarrubia, Nelson A. Cruz, Pedro
Cruz, Rufino Martinez Cruz, Mariana Davila, Rene Nieto Davila,
Servando Davila, Shirley M. Davis, Wesley Wendell Davis, Adriana
M. Delacruz, Cleal Patrick Derry Jr., Kevin Allan Dicken, Dario
Duarte, Genaro Duque Castillo, Julio Sesar Duran, Terra Devon
Duriso, Jarvis Lee Eaglin, Melvin Javier Elvir, Pedro Lazcano
Espinoza, Roberto Figueroa Jr., Adan Guzman Flores, Antonio
Flores Jr., Herminio Flores, Israel Flores, Marcelo Vazquez
Flores, Rafael Vazquez Flores, Dennis Ruben Forte, James Randy
Fowler Jr., Rondell Francis, Fernando Medina Galvan, Benjamin
Garcia-Becerra, Benjamin Gutierrez Garcia, Eduardo Becerra
Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Julio Garcia Martinez, Rogelio Garcia Jr.,
Rolando Garcia, Terry Garrett, Carlos Puente Garza, Felix Garza,
Fernando Garza-Lozano, Joaquin Gonzalez Garza, Julian Garza Jr.,
Frank Charles Gilbert, Arthur Ray Gillespie, Robert Lee
Gillespie, Oscar Fernando Godinez, Evan Everett Golden, Angel
Guadalupe Gomez, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Kevin Zuresh Gonzalez,
Marco A. Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Gonzalez, Rodrigo Garcia
Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Kotie Ray Gradnigo, Sandra Margarita
Grijalva, Garrett Clay Gros, Benigno Guadian Cardoza, Leonardo
Guadian Jr., Rudy Guerra, Khristopher Ron Keit Guillory, Jose
Ignacio Gutierrez, Juan M. Gutierrez Ramos, Mario Alfonso
Gutierrez, Mario Omar Gutierrez, Miguel A. Gutierrez Martinez,
Joel Eliv Guzman, Dennis Martin Hammett Jr., Dorothy Marie
Hanson, Trelonda Patrice Hartley, Orrin Bernard Hayes, Huey Paul
Hebert, Julio Cesar Hermosillo, Hector S. Hernandez, Jose Angel
Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Juan G. Hernandez, Juan Jose
Hernandez Jr., Juan Manuel Hernandez, Miguel Angel Hernandez,
Roque F. Hernandez-Barraza, Jorge Luis Hinojosa, Roderick Jovonne
Howard, Shannon Lucas Howard, Barnie C. Howell Jr., Gregory Wayne
Hudson, Benito Huerta, Zachary Scott Hulet, Cecilia Hilario
Hyden, Victor Izaguirre Camargo, Gil S. Jackson, Gualberto
Jaimes, Iju James James, Christopher Andrew Jordan, Herman Joyas-
Robinson, Randy Lebouf, Dewayne Keith Lecompte Sr., Armando
Estrada Llanos, Ricardo Lopez, Alexandro Lozano, Rodrigo Luna
Jr., Cristian Valencia Magana, Gerardo Manzo Alvarez, Benjamin
Herrera Marron, Cesar Morales Marroquin, Alex Pineda Martinez,
Alfredo Martinez, Humberto Avalos Martinez, Jose Angel Martinez
Barajas, Jorge Gonzalez Martinez, Maria Marina Martinez, Maynor
Martinez Velazquez, Sabas Lira Martinez, Raymond Massey, Terrence
Lamont Mayes, Michael Charles Mcgallion, Elvin Dewayne Mcneely,
Melesio Galvan Medina, Salvador Barajas Medina, David Minix,
Mario Cesar Minjares, Roberto Minjares Jr., Stpehen Horace
Minton, Keidrick Rodon Mitchell, Jorge Luis Molina Jr., Alfredo
Moncada, Arnulfo Garcia Mondragon, Jesus Rangel Monjaraz, Jeremy
Paul Monk, Necia Mccartney Monk, Antonio Apolinar Morales Jr.,
Aldo Moreno Garcia, Amado Guerra Moreno, Johnnie Glover
Mukherjee, Bayardo Jose Munguia, Tomas Reyna Narvaez Jr., Cruz
Hernandez Navarro, Isaias I Navarro, Gerardo Morales Negrete,
Adrian Nevarez, Javier Sandoc Nunez-Sandoval, Jose Guadalupe
Nunez, Roberto Carlos Obregon, Aurelio Ayala Oceguera, Juan Pablo
Oceguera, Gaitan Octavio, Eric Damian Ortega, Juan Gregorio
Ortega, Jeremy Anthony Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, Esperanza L. Padron
Hueta, Julio Palma, Francisco Javier Paz, Jose J. Pedroza, Angel
Perez Jr., Luis Antonio Perez, Jacob Alex Perritt, Robert Glenn
Perritt, Khanh Huy Pham, Khuong Minh Pham, James Edward Phillips
II, Andre Price, Jesus Silva Pulido, Jose Jesus Pulido, Roberto
Pulido-Chavez, Carlos Omar Quintanilla, Jaime Omar Quintanilla,
Jesus Guadalupe Quintanilla, Jose Rogelio Quintanilla, Miguel A.
Quintanilla, Angel Flores Ramirez, Eduardo Ramirez Garcia, Martin
Hernan Ramirez, Javier Rangel, Mario Maldonado Rangel, Harold
Edward Rankin, Jose Alberto Reyes, Reymundo Mendoza Reyes,
Rodolfo Rosas Reyes, Raul G. Reynoso, Arthur Lee Richardson II,
Alberto Rios-Cantu, Federico Valladares Rios, Raudel Quintanilla
Rios, Juan C. Rivera, Miguel Angel Rivera-Santos, Jesus
Rodriguez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Edgar Omar
Roque-Figueroa, Pablo Sablon, Jose Ramon Salazar, Juan Enrique
Salazar Jr., Julio C. Salazar, Eberardo Salinas, Arturo Vasquez
Sanchez, Hilario Sanchez, Isai Sanchez-Casas, Fernando J.
Saucillo, Tomas Estrada Sauceda, Akeem Jarrard Scott, Gustavo E.
Sepulveda-Chapa, Abelardo V. Silva, Raul Limon Silva, Ricardo
Silva, Joshua Caylin Simmons, Anthony Layne Smart, Sedrick Demond
Stallworth, Philip Elias Steffey, Alfred Lee Stewart Jr.,
Kantrelle Deon Stewart, Patrick Wade Stout, Antonio Bernard Teal,
Sherry Darlene Terry, Andrew Thomas, Charles Wayne Thomas,
Eduardo Trigo, Itelio Salvador Turcios, Ellis Patrick Tyler,
Jesus M. Urbano-Blanco, Nychriston Raysharon Ursin, James Allen
Varner, Scott Vega, Sergio Quintanilla Vega, Juan M Villanueva,
Deanna Merrill Washington, Warren Jackson West, Aaron Lamont
Williams, Stevie Deon Worlds, Juan Francisco Zamarron, Daniel Lee
Harvey, Michael David Stuntz, Tucker Shane Steele, Andres
Figueroa Jr., Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Shawanda Thibodeaux
Smith, Pedro A. Mercedes, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu,
Roy Lee Daniels Jr., Jorge E. Salinas, Issac Joseph Louis Jr.,
Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Melvin Lamar White, Rodolfo Bear,
Cynthia Lynn Dyson, Pedro A. Mercedes, Luis Garcia-Andrade, James
Milton Thomas, Daviun Ramond Julien, Alonzo Knatt Jr., Howard
Eugene Leblanc Jr., Jose Alfredo Zamora-Cardenas, Jose Rolando
Muniz, Shawanda Thibodeaux Smith, Roberto Saucedo, Olga Lidia
Valladares, Martin Ramirez-Castaneda, Martha Elva Trujillo,
Gerardo Lopez, Efrain Aguilar Cisneros, Rodney Louis Williams,
Roberto Valencia Figueroa, Miguel Asiel Gonzalez Jr., Jose Mario
Martinez Jr., Martin Adrusbel Vela, Latricia Evangline Garner,
Marterya Queshan Young-Aguilar, Fernandez Rodriguez, Ernesto Diaz
Rodriguez, Emilson Rodriguez Rodriguez, William Ros Ado,
Francisco Valentin-Avino, Roy Dean Clark, Jacob Mcgrew, Robert M.
Rutland, Francisco J. Colon Villodas, Julio Luis Colon Villodas,
Lucio Anton Lara-Escarpita, Paul Allen Simons, Latricia Evangline
Garner, Jose Edgar Cantu, Jorge E. Salinas, Tucker Shane Steele,
Manboad Shivram, Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Alvin Shinette,
Salvador Alvarez Jr., Susanna Kate Cochran, Quincy Devon
Thompson, Juan Vazquez Lara, Jorge Alfonso Gaona, Juan C.
Maldonado-Santos, Rafael Garcia-Rangel, Gerardo Lopez, Juan Jose
Garcia Rangel, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu, Luis E.
Zelaya, Bernardo Leal Jr., Martin Becerra Hernandez, Ralph
Aleman, Oswaldo Figueroa Torres, Ismael Arce Jr., Josue Saenz,
Juan Humberto Muniz-Alejo, Jose Guadalupe Saenz Jr., Roberto
Valencia Figueroa, Cristobal Torres, Jesus Herrera, Faustine
Margaret Manaway, Andres Figueroa Jr., Francisco J. Colon
Villodas, Nicholas James Figueroa, Juan Sandoval, Sandra Faye
Doyle Stelley, Doris M. Martin, Narsiso Camargo, Jr., Pedro A.
Mercedes, Miguel Martinez Rivera, Jeffery Michael Hays, Adolfo
Pascual Antonetti, Ashford A. Ballantyne, Christopher Bouley,
Juan J. Camacho, Alfonso Guerrero Chapa, Terry Ray Cherry,
Williams Joseph Clark, Charles J. Comeaux, Tina M. Comeaux, Jaime
Diaz, Victor Hugo Garza, Dickie Gee, Damian Ledoux, Nicole
Carolynn Mcdaniel, Jorge Medina, Olga Thaisha Melendez, Jerry
Lanell Miller, Hirosi Gomez Nakao, Charles Newton, Baudelio
Nunez, Tony G. Polanco, Hector Rios, Jesse Rojas, Cinthia Acosta
Torres, Robert M. Turner, Jr., Aniceto Lopez Valdez, Juan Velez,
Marcos Verdin, James Edward Yarber, Donald R. Young, Juan Zamora,
Hector Olivarez, and Daniel Eduardo Chapa.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          William Jackson Wisdom, Esq.
          Ethan Dennis Carlyle, Esq.
          MARTIN DISIERE JEFFERSON & WISDOM, LLP - HOUSTON
          808 Travis, Suite 1800
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: (713) 632-1700(713) 632-1700
          Facsimile: (713) 222-0101
          E-mail: wisdom@mdjwlaw.com
                  carlyle@mdjwlaw.com


ABCLEAN INC: Class Seeks to Recover Unpaid Travel Time Under FLSA
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. AbClean, Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-
00072-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges violations of the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Larry James Simmons, Jr., Esq.
          Benjamin Eliot New, Esq.
          GERMER GERTZ - BEAUMONT
          PO Box 4915
          550 Fannin, Suite 400
          Beaumont, TX 77704
          Telephone: (409) 654-6700(409) 654-6700
          Facsimile: (409) 835-2115
          E-mail: ljsimmons@germer.com
                  enew@germer.com


ALLIED NEVADA: Robbins Geller Files Securities Class Action
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Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP on April 3 disclosed that a
class action has been commenced in the United States District
Court for the District of Nevada on behalf of purchasers of
Allied Nevada Gold Corp. common stock during the period between
January 18, 2013 and August 5, 2013.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court
no later than 60 days from April 3, 2014.  If you wish to discuss
this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your
rights or interests, please contact plaintiff's counsel, Samuel
H. Rudman or David A. Rosenfeld of Robbins Geller at 800/449-4900800/449-4900
or 619/231-1058619/231-1058, or via e-mail at djr@rgrdlaw.com

If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the
complaint as filed or join this class action online at
http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/alliednevada/

Any member of the putative 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.

The complaint charges Allied Nevada and certain of its officers
and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934.  Allied Nevada is a U.S.-based gold mining and exploration
company focused on mining, development and exploring properties
throughout the State of Nevada.

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants
issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the
Company's financial performance and future prospects and failed
to disclose adverse facts, including: (a) that one of its three
impermeable leach pads, the Lewis leach pad, was beset with
undisclosed operating defects and production deficiencies,
including, but not limited to, an insufficient supply of fresh
water to leach ore and an inadequate solution pumping and piping
infrastructure; (b) that in order to remediate the operating
defects and production deficiencies at the Lewis leach pad, the
Company would need to double the amount of fresh water available
at the facility, replace the existing irrigation tubing, piping
and pumping infrastructure and seek various regulatory approvals;
(c) that the recurring operating defects and production
deficiencies at the Lewis leach pad were having a materially
adverse effect on the Company's production costs and operating
cash flows; (d) that the Company's operations were not generating
the cash flow necessary to proceed with the construction of the
Hycroft Mine mill; (e) that the costs to remediate the operating
defects and production deficiencies at the Lewis leach pad were
reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the
Company's future production, production costs and cash flows; (f)
that, while Allied Nevada's newly installed carbon columns
increased its solution processing capacity, silver recovery from
that process was approximately one-third of the Company's
historical recovery rate; (g) that the Company's disclosure
controls, and the certifications regarding those disclosure
controls, were materially false and misleading; and (h) that,
based on the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for
their positive statements about Allied Nevada's leach pad
solutions processing capacity, the Hycroft Mine mill expansion,
and the Company's expected gold and silver production and its
expected operating income and cash flows.

According to the complaint, in August 2013, approximately seven
months after the beginning of the Class Period, defendants
shocked the market when they revealed that the Company's
production costs had soared, and would continue to do so, because
of systemic operating defects at the Lewis leach pad.  Defendants
revealed that the Company would have to double the amount of
fresh water available at the Lewis leach pad and replace the
existing irrigation tubing, piping and pumping infrastructure to
remedy the defects and production deficiencies, as well as obtain
various regulatory approvals to undertake these corrective
actions.  In addition, defendants stated that the Company would
indefinitely suspend its planned expansion at the Hycroft Mine
due to the Company's inability to generate sufficient cash flows
from operations, which was the result of amassed ore going
unprocessed at the defective Lewis leach pad.  In response to
these revelations, the price of Allied Nevada common stock
plummeted over a two day period from $5.90 per share at the close
of trading on August 5, 2013 to $3.73 per share on August 7,
2013, representing a drop of more than 40%, on unusually heavy
trading volume.  Just weeks prior to these adverse revelations,
however, the Company sold $150.5 million shares in a secondary
public offering at artificially inflated prices.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of
Allied Nevada common stock during the Class Period.  The
plaintiff is represented by Robbins Geller, which has expertise
in prosecuting investor class actions and extensive experience in
actions involving financial fraud.

Robbins Geller -- http://www.rgrdlaw.com-- represents U.S. and
international institutional investors in contingency-based
securities and corporate litigation.  With nearly 200 lawyers in
ten offices, the firm represents hundreds of public and multi-
employer pension funds with combined assets under management in
excess of $2 trillion.


AMERICAN ORIENTAL: Hearing on Motion to Junk Stock Suit Cancelled
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No further action has been taken in a securities suit filed
against American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. after a hearing on
a motion to dismiss a third amended complaint was cancelled in
November, according to the company's Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013.

On June 22, 2012, a putative class action complaint was filed by
Kevin McGee against American Oriental Bioengineering Inc, Eileen
Brody, Binsheng Li, Yangchun Li, Tony Liu, Cosimo Patti, Xianmin
Wang, and Lawrence Wizel alleging violations of Section 10b of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and liability pursuant to
Section 20(a) thereunder. The complaint, as subsequently amended,
centers on the accounting treatment of the sale of an interest
held by the Company's subsidiary, Nuo Hua Investment Company
Limited and the Company's Restatement filed on November 14, 2011.

Several motions were filed for appointment as lead plaintiff, and
on October 16, 2012, the Court appointed lead plaintiff,
consolidated the cases, and ordered that a consolidated complaint
be filed, which occurred on November 19, 2012. The served
defendants (AOB, Brody, Wizel and Patti) moved to dismiss the
consolidated complaint, and on March 25, 2013 those motions were
granted with leave to amend. On April 15, 2013, Plaintiffs filed
a Second Amended Complaint, which the served Defendants moved to
dismiss on May 15, 2013. In the interim, the Court granted
Plaintiffs' motion for leave to serve most of the remaining
Defendants by alternative means, and on May 15, 2013, the parties
entered into a stipulation consenting to the filing of a Third
Amended Complaint, deeming the TAC served on all defendants,
deeming the motion to dismiss the Second Amended Complaint
interposed against the TAC, and reserving all rights of the un-
served Defendants. The defendants moved to dismiss the TAC, and a
motion scheduled to be heard on November 7, 2013 was cancelled.
No further action has been taken.


AUSTRALIA: Teachers Win $32MM Pay Over "Hands Off Kids" Policy
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Bruce McDougall, writing for The Daily Telegraph, reports that
public school teachers struggling to control misbehaving students
have won almost $32 million in compensation for psychological
injury over the past two years.

Current and former teachers received $18.5 million in 2011-12,
while $13.2 million was paid out in the following year.

In the Hunter and Central Coast, 648 claims amounting to $13.4
million were paid between 2008 and 2013, according to data
obtained under freedom of information laws.

Many teachers under orders to develop a "non-confrontational
behavior management style" have been battling to maintain
discipline in the classroom.  When faced with provocative
behavior, and even violence, the teachers are directed to respond
in a "calm manner to help defuse difficult situations".  But it
is not always violent students who cause stress for teachers.

Conflict between teachers, and between teachers and parents, also
contribute to the compensation claims.

Opposition education spokesman Ryan Park said the payments were
"a major concern and something the government needs to look
into".

"If it is all about kids mucking up and discipline then we will
have to address the issue."

Earlier this year The Daily Telegraph revealed that teachers
confronted by violent students were banned from "shouting
angrily" or pursuing children who tried to run away.

The "hands off kids" policy is part of strict guidelines
contained in a document produced by the department headed
"Responding to Allegations Against Employees in the area of Child
Protection".

Serious incident reports show principals and teachers are abused,
threatened or bashed daily in schools by violent students, angry
parents or intruders with a grudge.  The figures are based on
workers compensation claims made by teachers and forwarded to
insurer Allianz.  The psychological injury claims included
exposure to a traumatic event, work pressure and bullying.

A department spokesman said the number of those claims fell by 20
per cent in the year to 2012-13.


CAJUN CONSTRUCTORS: Collective Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Cajun Constructors, Inc., Case
No. 1:14-cv-00046-MAC-KFG (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Elizabeth Brandes Pratt, Esq.
          ELIZABETH PRATT, PLLC
          22214 Highland Knolls, Suite 400
          Katy, TX 77450
          Telephone: (281) 394-4681(281) 394-4681
          Facsimile: (281) 665-2075
          E-mail: Elizabeth@ElizabethPratt-Legal.com


CAR-BER TESTING: Faces Suit in Texas Alleging FLSA Violations
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Shawn Allen Hamilton, et al. v. Car-Ber Testing Texas LLC, Case
No. 1:14-cv-00057-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:12-cv-00388-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Shawn Allen Hamilton, Jonathan A. Aceves, Mark
Anthony Aguilar, Ronnie Joseph Allen Jr., Victoriano Alonso
Jaramillo, Eugenio Alejandre Alvarez, Jose M. Alvarez-Torres,
Jose Luis Alvarez, Julio Medrano Amaro, Ernest A. Anderson III,
Nancy Andrio, Adan Olalde Angel, Louis Alberto Aquilar, Macedonio
Armendariz Jr., Laurencio Banda Avila, David Jackson Ayers Sr.,
Neal W. Barrett, Claude Vashon Bateaste, Fred R. Becerra, Elisa
Josefina Benavides, Eloy Benavides-Villarreal, Oziel V.
Benavides, Bincy Bennachen, Gerard Kevin Horde Bihm, Shawn
Boutte, James Louis Bowen, Kenya Marie Bradley, Victor Manuel
Briseno, Victor Manuel Briseno Jr., Clifton Paul Broughton,
Shanissa Latrell Syo Brown, Dale Ross Bruno, Greg James Bruno,
Abraham Buenrostro, Bear Gilory Burton, Dana Keith Butcher, Leroy
Butler Jr., Angela Champagne Cain, Juan Elias Calles, Jose
Calzoncinth, Narsiso Camargo Jr., George Robert Campbell, Abiel
Cantu, Hector Nereo Cantu Jr., Jesus G. Carabajal Jr., Jose E.
Cardona, Baldomero C. Castillo, Gildardo Castellanos, Jose
Mendoza Castellanos, Timoteo Paez Castaneda, Edgar Alberto
Cavazos, Sergio Guada Cavazos, Francisco J. Cepeda, Edgar Oswaldo
Cervantes, Ivan Benancio Cervantes Sanchez, Jaim Cervantes Bejar,
Joseph Paulose Chakkungal, Kendeus Paul Channell, Gustavo Davis
Chavarria, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jose
Dejesus Chavez Herrera, Pablo Chavez, Brice Delaine Christian,
Mario Cisneros, Jeron Dewarn Clayton, Shermain Ruth Collins, Jose
Colon-Caraballo, Julia Azeneth Contreras, Gerson Geovany Cornejo,
Adan Coronado, Juan Delourdes Covarrubia, Nelson A. Cruz, Pedro
Cruz, Rufino Martinez Cruz, Mariana Davila, Rene Nieto Davila,
Servando Davila, Shirley M. Davis, Wesley Wendell Davis, Adriana
M. Delacruz, Cleal Patrick Derry Jr., Kevin Allan Dicken, Dario
Duarte, Genaro Duque Castillo, Julio Sesar Duran, Terra Devon
Duriso, Jarvis Lee Eaglin, Melvin Javier Elvir, Pedro Lazcano
Espinoza, Roberto Figueroa Jr., Adan Guzman Flores, Antonio
Flores Jr., Herminio Flores, Israel Flores, Marcelo Vazquez
Flores, Rafael Vazquez Flores, Dennis Ruben Forte, James Randy
Fowler Jr., Rondell Francis, Fernando Medina Galvan, Benjamin
Garcia-Becerra, Benjamin Gutierrez Garcia, Eduardo Becerra
Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Julio Garcia Martinez, Rogelio Garcia Jr.,
Rolando Garcia, Terry Garrett, Carlos Puente Garza, Felix Garza,
Fernando Garza-Lozano, Joaquin Gonzalez Garza, Julian Garza Jr.,
Frank Charles Gilbert, Arthur Ray Gillespie, Robert Lee
Gillespie, Oscar Fernando Godinez, Evan Everett Golden, Angel
Guadalupe Gomez, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Kevin Zuresh Gonzalez,
Marco A. Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Gonzalez, Rodrigo Garcia
Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Kotie Ray Gradnigo, Sandra Margarita
Grijalva, Garrett Clay Gros, Benigno Guadian Cardoza, Leonardo
Guadian Jr., Rudy Guerra, Khristopher Ron Keit Guillory, Jose
Ignacio Gutierrez, Juan M. Gutierrez Ramos, Mario Alfonso
Gutierrez, Mario Omar Gutierrez, Miguel A. Gutierrez Martinez,
Joel Eliv Guzman, Dennis Martin Hammett Jr., Dorothy Marie
Hanson, Trelonda Patrice Hartley, Orrin Bernard Hayes, Huey Paul
Hebert, Julio Cesar Hermosillo, Hector S. Hernandez, Jose Angel
Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Juan G. Hernandez, Juan Jose
Hernandez Jr., Juan Manuel Hernandez, Miguel Angel Hernandez,
Roque F. Hernandez-Barraza, Jorge Luis Hinojosa, Roderick Jovonne
Howard, Shannon Lucas Howard, Barnie C. Howell Jr., Gregory Wayne
Hudson, Benito Huerta, Zachary Scott Hulet, Cecilia Hilario
Hyden, Victor Izaguirre Camargo, Gil S. Jackson, Gualberto
Jaimes, Iju James James, Christopher Andrew Jordan, Herman Joyas-
Robinson, Randy Lebouf, Dewayne Keith Lecompte Sr., Armando
Estrada Llanos, Ricardo Lopez, Alexandro Lozano, Rodrigo Luna
Jr., Cristian Valencia Magana, Gerardo Manzo Alvarez, Benjamin
Herrera Marron, Cesar Morales Marroquin, Alex Pineda Martinez,
Alfredo Martinez, Humberto Avalos Martinez, Jose Angel Martinez
Barajas, Jorge Gonzalez Martinez, Maria Marina Martinez, Maynor
Martinez Velazquez, Sabas Lira Martinez, Raymond Massey, Terrence
Lamont Mayes, Michael Charles Mcgallion, Elvin Dewayne Mcneely,
Melesio Galvan Medina, Salvador Barajas Medina, David Minix,
Mario Cesar Minjares, Roberto Minjares Jr., Stpehen Horace
Minton, Keidrick Rodon Mitchell, Jorge Luis Molina Jr., Alfredo
Moncada, Arnulfo Garcia Mondragon, Jesus Rangel Monjaraz, Jeremy
Paul Monk, Necia Mccartney Monk, Antonio Apolinar Morales Jr.,
Aldo Moreno Garcia, Amado Guerra Moreno, Johnnie Glover
Mukherjee, Bayardo Jose Munguia, Tomas Reyna Narvaez Jr., Cruz
Hernandez Navarro, Isaias I Navarro, Gerardo Morales Negrete,
Adrian Nevarez, Javier Sandoc Nunez-Sandoval, Jose Guadalupe
Nunez, Roberto Carlos Obregon, Aurelio Ayala Oceguera, Juan Pablo
Oceguera, Gaitan Octavio, Eric Damian Ortega, Juan Gregorio
Ortega, Jeremy Anthony Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, Esperanza L. Padron
Hueta, Julio Palma, Francisco Javier Paz, Jose J. Pedroza, Angel
Perez Jr., Luis Antonio Perez, Jacob Alex Perritt, Robert Glenn
Perritt, Khanh Huy Pham, Khuong Minh Pham, James Edward Phillips
II, Andre Price, Jesus Silva Pulido, Jose Jesus Pulido, Roberto
Pulido-Chavez, Carlos Omar Quintanilla, Jaime Omar Quintanilla,
Jesus Guadalupe Quintanilla, Jose Rogelio Quintanilla, Miguel A.
Quintanilla, Angel Flores Ramirez, Eduardo Ramirez Garcia, Martin
Hernan Ramirez, Javier Rangel, Mario Maldonado Rangel, Harold
Edward Rankin, Jose Alberto Reyes, Reymundo Mendoza Reyes,
Rodolfo Rosas Reyes, Raul G. Reynoso, Arthur Lee Richardson II,
Alberto Rios-Cantu, Federico Valladares Rios, Raudel Quintanilla
Rios, Juan C. Rivera, Miguel Angel Rivera-Santos, Jesus
Rodriguez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Edgar Omar
Roque-Figueroa, Pablo Sablon, Jose Ramon Salazar, Juan Enrique
Salazar Jr., Julio C. Salazar, Eberardo Salinas, Arturo Vasquez
Sanchez, Hilario Sanchez, Isai Sanchez-Casas, Fernando J.
Saucillo, Tomas Estrada Sauceda, Akeem Jarrard Scott, Gustavo E.
Sepulveda-Chapa, Abelardo V. Silva, Raul Limon Silva, Ricardo
Silva, Joshua Caylin Simmons, Anthony Layne Smart, Sedrick Demond
Stallworth, Philip Elias Steffey, Alfred Lee Stewart Jr.,
Kantrelle Deon Stewart, Patrick Wade Stout, Antonio Bernard Teal,
Sherry Darlene Terry, Andrew Thomas, Charles Wayne Thomas,
Eduardo Trigo, Itelio Salvador Turcios, Ellis Patrick Tyler,
Jesus M. Urbano-Blanco, Nychriston Raysharon Ursin, James Allen
Varner, Scott Vega, Sergio Quintanilla Vega, Juan M Villanueva,
Deanna Merrill Washington, Warren Jackson West, Aaron Lamont
Williams, Stevie Deon Worlds, Juan Francisco Zamarron, Daniel Lee
Harvey, Michael David Stuntz, Tucker Shane Steele, Andres
Figueroa Jr., Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Shawanda Thibodeaux
Smith, Pedro A. Mercedes, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu,
Roy Lee Daniels Jr., Jorge E. Salinas, Issac Joseph Louis Jr.,
Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Melvin Lamar White, Rodolfo Bear,
Cynthia Lynn Dyson, Pedro A. Mercedes, Luis Garcia-Andrade, James
Milton Thomas, Daviun Ramond Julien, Alonzo Knatt Jr., Howard
Eugene Leblanc Jr., Jose Alfredo Zamora-Cardenas, Jose Rolando
Muniz, Shawanda Thibodeaux Smith, Roberto Saucedo, Olga Lidia
Valladares, Martin Ramirez-Castaneda, Martha Elva Trujillo,
Gerardo Lopez, Efrain Aguilar Cisneros, Rodney Louis Williams,
Roberto Valencia Figueroa, Miguel Asiel Gonzalez Jr., Jose Mario
Martinez Jr., Martin Adrusbel Vela, Latricia Evangline Garner,
Marterya Queshan Young-Aguilar, Fernandez Rodriguez, Ernesto Diaz
Rodriguez, Emilson Rodriguez Rodriguez, William Ros Ado,
Francisco Valentin-Avino, Roy Dean Clark, Jacob Mcgrew, Robert M.
Rutland, Francisco J. Colon Villodas, Julio Luis Colon Villodas,
Lucio Anton Lara-Escarpita, Paul Allen Simons, Latricia Evangline
Garner, Jose Edgar Cantu, Jorge E. Salinas, Tucker Shane Steele,
Manboad Shivram, Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Alvin Shinette,
Salvador Alvarez Jr., Susanna Kate Cochran, Quincy Devon
Thompson, Juan Vazquez Lara, Jorge Alfonso Gaona, Juan C.
Maldonado-Santos, Rafael Garcia-Rangel, Gerardo Lopez, Juan Jose
Garcia Rangel, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu, Luis E.
Zelaya, Bernardo Leal Jr., Martin Becerra Hernandez, Ralph
Aleman, Oswaldo Figueroa Torres, Ismael Arce Jr., Josue Saenz,
Juan Humberto Muniz-Alejo, Jose Guadalupe Saenz Jr., Roberto
Valencia Figueroa, Cristobal Torres, Jesus Herrera, Faustine
Margaret Manaway, Andres Figueroa Jr., Francisco J. Colon
Villodas, Nicholas James Figueroa, Juan Sandoval, Sandra Faye
Doyle Stelley, Doris M. Martin, Narsiso Camargo, Jr., Pedro A.
Mercedes, Miguel Martinez Rivera, Jeffery Michael Hays, Adolfo
Pascual Antonetti, Ashford A. Ballantyne, Christopher Bouley,
Juan J. Camacho, Alfonso Guerrero Chapa, Terry Ray Cherry,
Williams Joseph Clark, Charles J. Comeaux, Tina M. Comeaux, Jaime
Diaz, Victor Hugo Garza, Dickie Gee, Damian Ledoux, Nicole
Carolynn Mcdaniel, Jorge Medina, Olga Thaisha Melendez, Jerry
Lanell Miller, Hirosi Gomez Nakao, Charles Newton, Baudelio
Nunez, Tony G. Polanco, Hector Rios, Jesse Rojas, Cinthia Acosta
Torres, Robert M. Turner, Jr., Aniceto Lopez Valdez, Juan Velez,
Marcos Verdin, James Edward Yarber, Donald R. Young, Juan Zamora,
Hector Olivarez, and Daniel Eduardo Chapa.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          James Michael Cleary, Jr., Esq.
          Ethan Dennis Carlyle, Esq.
          Jeffrey M. McPhaul, Esq.
          MARTIN DISIERE JEFFERSON & WISDOM, LLP - HOUSTON
          808 Travis, Suite 1800
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: (713) 632-1700(713) 632-1700
          Facsimile: (713) 222-0101
          E-mail: cleary@mdjwlaw.com
                  carlyle@mdjwlaw.com
                  mcphaul@mdjwlaw.com


CAR-BER TESTING: Sued by Motiva Workers Over FLSA Violations
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Car-Ber Testing Texas LLC, Case
No. 1:14-cv-00045-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          James Michael Cleary, Jr., Esq.
          Ethan Dennis Carlyle, Esq.
          MARTIN DISIERE JEFFERSON & WISDOM, LLP - HOUSTON
          808 Travis, Suite 1800
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: (713) 632-1700(713) 632-1700
          Facsimile: (713) 222-0101
          E-mail: cleary@mdjwlaw.com
                  carlyle@mdjwlaw.com


CHINA AUTOMOTIVE: Settles Securities Class Action in New York
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China Automotive Systems, Inc., a power steering components and
systems supplier in China, had on March 28, 2014 entered into a
settlement agreement with plaintiffs in a purported securities
class action filed on October 25, 2011 in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The settlement agreement includes a dismissal of all claims by
the plaintiffs against the Company and its current and former
officers and directors, with no admission of any wrongdoing or
liability. The settlement is not material to the Company's
consolidated financial statements.

              About China Automotive Systems, Inc.

Based in Hubei Province, the People's Republic of China, China
Automotive Systems, Inc. -- http://www.caasauto.com-- is a
supplier of power steering components and systems to the Chinese
automotive industry, operating through eight Sino-foreign joint
ventures.  The Company offers a full range of steering system
parts for passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles.  The
Company currently offers four separate series of power steering
with an annual production capacity of over 4.0 million sets of
steering gears, columns and steering hoses.  Its customer base is
comprised of leading auto manufacturers, such as China FAW Group,
Corp., Dongfeng Auto Group Co., Ltd., BYD Auto Company Limited,
Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. and Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. in
China, and Chrysler N.A. in North America.


COASTAL INDUSTRIAL: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages Under FLSA
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Coastal Industrial Services,
Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-00042-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014)
alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          William Henry Richey, Esq.
          GRIFFIN & MATTHEWS
          400 Neches at Crockett
          Santa Fe Depot
          Beaumont, TX 77701
          Telephone: (409) 832-6006(409) 832-6006
          Facsimile: (409) 832-1000
          E-mail: billrichey@griffinandmatthews.com


EAGLE ROCK: Rigrodsky & Long Files Class Action in Texas
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Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. on April 2 disclosed that it has filed a
class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of Texas alleging breaches of fiduciary duty
and other violations of law against the board of directors of
Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. in connection with the Company's
entry into an agreement to sell its midstream business to Regency
Energy Partners LP, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3
billion.

Under the terms of the agreement, Regency is exchanging $550
million of Eagle Rock debt (in the form of outstanding senior
unsecured notes) for an equivalent amount of Regency senior
unsecured notes.  Eagle Rock will also receive $200 million of
newly-issued common units and approximately $520 million in cash
from Regency.

The complaint alleges that Eagle Rock's board of directors failed
to adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value
for Eagle Rock's unitholders before entering into an agreement
with Regency.

If you own units of Eagle Rock and would like to learn more about
these allegations, please contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M.
Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120,
Wilmington, Delaware 19803, by telephone at (888) 969-4242(888) 969-4242; by e-
mail to info@rl-legal.com or at  http://is.gd/gC6WoQ

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court
no later than May 20, 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 prosecutes securities class,
derivative and direct actions, shareholder rights litigation and
corporate governance litigation, on behalf of shareholders in
states and federal courts throughout the United States.


ECONOMY INSULATION: Faces Suit Alleging FLSA Violations in Texas
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Economy Insulation Company,
Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-00044-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014)
alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Darren Lee Brown, Esq.
          PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM LLP - BEAUMONT
          490 Park St.
          P.O. Box 4905
          Beaumont, TX 77704-4905
          E-mail: dbrown@provostumphrey.com


EMPIRE SCAFFOLD: Faces Suit in Texas Alleging FLSA Violations
-------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Empire Scaffold, LLC, Case No.
1:14-cv-00040-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Patricia Jeanne Hill, Esq.
          Yash Bharat Dave, Esq.
          SMITH GAMBRELL & RUSSELL, LLP - JACKSONVILLE
          50 North Laura Street, Suite 2600
          Jacksonville, FL 32202
          Telephone: (904) 598-6140(904) 598-6140
          Facsimile: (904) 598-6240
          E-mail: pjhill@sgrlaw.com
                  ydave@sgrlaw.com


EVENFLO COMPANY: Recalls Almost 1.4 Million Child Restraints
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Christopher Jensen, writing for The New York Times, reports that
The Evenflo Company is recalling almost 1.4 million child
restraints because a balky buckle could make it hard to free the
child in an emergency.  But the manufacturer is refusing to
recall rear-facing infant seats that use the same buckle,
according to a report from Evenflo posted on Friday on the
website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Evenflo's refusal to recall those seats echoes a decision by
Graco Children's Products.  Graco is recalling about 4.2 million
child restraints -- a type of car seat in which an older child
faces forward -- but in February, it rejected the safety agency's
request that it also recall 1.8 million rear-facing infant seats.

Graco and Evenflo have each told the safety agency that the
rear-facing seats do not have to be recalled because the portion
of the child seat holding the infant can be detached from the
base, which is anchored to the seat of the vehicle.  So, it does
not matter if the buckle is hard to open.

The safety agency disagrees and has asked that the rear-facing
seats be recalled.

The recalled Evenflo models are the Momentum 65 (including LX and
DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (including
Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli
All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX and Secure Kid
(including LX, DLX, 100, 300 and 400).

The company said it would send owners replacement buckles.

It was unclear from the report how many of the rear-facing
Embrace 35 infant seats Evenflo did not want to recall, and the
company did not respond to several requests for comment.

Evenflo also said in the report that it would be providing
additional information at a later date to support its position on
the Embrace 35, including "the stark contrast in use conditions
(and complaint rates)."

Graco and Evenflo both used buckles manufactured by AmSafe
Commercial Products of Elkhart, Ind.  However, Evenflo, based in
Piqua, Ohio, said it was no longer buying buckles from the firm.
AmSafe did not return a request for comment.

In each case, the recalls come after the safety agency opened
investigations based on complaints from parents, some of whom
said they had to cut their panicky children free from the seats.

The safety agency's file on Graco includes a wrongful-death suit
in California that contends a child died of burns in 2011 after a
crash in which her mother could not easily free the child from
the seat.  Graco settled the case out of court and the company
says that the buckle was not at fault, although the details of
the case are confidential.

Evenflo's and Graco's refusals set up an unusual confrontation
between the companies and the safety agency.  While manufacturers
sometimes balk or try to limit the size of a recall, an outright
rejection is rare.

Also unusual was the agency's response to Graco.  On March 6, it
issued a special order demanding additional information about the
company's refusal and warning that withholding information could
lead to a criminal investigation.

That special order is similar to what the agency sent General
Motors on March 4, responding to the automaker's multiyear
failure to recall about 2.5 million small cars for a defect with
the ignition switch.

Late on April 4, the safety agency said that its investigations
into Graco and Evenflo would continue and that it would "take
appropriate action based on the agency's findings."

If the manufacturers continue to refuse and the safety agency
wishes to pursue the matter, it could take them to court.


EVERGREEN FABRICATION: Fails to Pay Travel Time, Workers Claim
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Shawn Allen Hamilton, et al. v. Evergreen Fabrication and
Industrial Services, Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-00076-RC (E.D. Tex.,
February 10, 2014) alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards
Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:12-cv-00388-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Shawn Allen Hamilton, Jonathan A. Aceves, Mark
Anthony Aguilar, Ronnie Joseph Allen Jr., Victoriano Alonso
Jaramillo, Eugenio Alejandre Alvarez, Jose M. Alvarez-Torres,
Jose Luis Alvarez, Julio Medrano Amaro, Ernest A. Anderson III,
Nancy Andrio, Adan Olalde Angel, Louis Alberto Aquilar, Macedonio
Armendariz Jr., Laurencio Banda Avila, David Jackson Ayers Sr.,
Neal W. Barrett, Claude Vashon Bateaste, Fred R. Becerra, Elisa
Josefina Benavides, Eloy Benavides-Villarreal, Oziel V.
Benavides, Bincy Bennachen, Gerard Kevin Horde Bihm, Shawn
Boutte, James Louis Bowen, Kenya Marie Bradley, Victor Manuel
Briseno, Victor Manuel Briseno Jr., Clifton Paul Broughton,
Shanissa Latrell Syo Brown, Dale Ross Bruno, Greg James Bruno,
Abraham Buenrostro, Bear Gilory Burton, Dana Keith Butcher, Leroy
Butler Jr., Angela Champagne Cain, Juan Elias Calles, Jose
Calzoncinth, Narsiso Camargo Jr., George Robert Campbell, Abiel
Cantu, Hector Nereo Cantu Jr., Jesus G. Carabajal Jr., Jose E.
Cardona, Baldomero C. Castillo, Gildardo Castellanos, Jose
Mendoza Castellanos, Timoteo Paez Castaneda, Edgar Alberto
Cavazos, Sergio Guada Cavazos, Francisco J. Cepeda, Edgar Oswaldo
Cervantes, Ivan Benancio Cervantes Sanchez, Jaim Cervantes Bejar,
Joseph Paulose Chakkungal, Kendeus Paul Channell, Gustavo Davis
Chavarria, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jose
Dejesus Chavez Herrera, Pablo Chavez, Brice Delaine Christian,
Mario Cisneros, Jeron Dewarn Clayton, Shermain Ruth Collins, Jose
Colon-Caraballo, Julia Azeneth Contreras, Gerson Geovany Cornejo,
Adan Coronado, Juan Delourdes Covarrubia, Nelson A. Cruz, Pedro
Cruz, Rufino Martinez Cruz, Mariana Davila, Rene Nieto Davila,
Servando Davila, Shirley M. Davis, Wesley Wendell Davis, Adriana
M. Delacruz, Cleal Patrick Derry Jr., Kevin Allan Dicken, Dario
Duarte, Genaro Duque Castillo, Julio Sesar Duran, Terra Devon
Duriso, Jarvis Lee Eaglin, Melvin Javier Elvir, Pedro Lazcano
Espinoza, Roberto Figueroa Jr., Adan Guzman Flores, Antonio
Flores Jr., Herminio Flores, Israel Flores, Marcelo Vazquez
Flores, Rafael Vazquez Flores, Dennis Ruben Forte, James Randy
Fowler Jr., Rondell Francis, Fernando Medina Galvan, Benjamin
Garcia-Becerra, Benjamin Gutierrez Garcia, Eduardo Becerra
Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Julio Garcia Martinez, Rogelio Garcia Jr.,
Rolando Garcia, Terry Garrett, Carlos Puente Garza, Felix Garza,
Fernando Garza-Lozano, Joaquin Gonzalez Garza, Julian Garza Jr.,
Frank Charles Gilbert, Arthur Ray Gillespie, Robert Lee
Gillespie, Oscar Fernando Godinez, Evan Everett Golden, Angel
Guadalupe Gomez, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Kevin Zuresh Gonzalez,
Marco A. Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Gonzalez, Rodrigo Garcia
Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Kotie Ray Gradnigo, Sandra Margarita
Grijalva, Garrett Clay Gros, Benigno Guadian Cardoza, Leonardo
Guadian Jr., Rudy Guerra, Khristopher Ron Keit Guillory, Jose
Ignacio Gutierrez, Juan M. Gutierrez Ramos, Mario Alfonso
Gutierrez, Mario Omar Gutierrez, Miguel A. Gutierrez Martinez,
Joel Eliv Guzman, Dennis Martin Hammett Jr., Dorothy Marie
Hanson, Trelonda Patrice Hartley, Orrin Bernard Hayes, Huey Paul
Hebert, Julio Cesar Hermosillo, Hector S. Hernandez, Jose Angel
Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Juan G. Hernandez, Juan Jose
Hernandez Jr., Juan Manuel Hernandez, Miguel Angel Hernandez,
Roque F. Hernandez-Barraza, Jorge Luis Hinojosa, Roderick Jovonne
Howard, Shannon Lucas Howard, Barnie C. Howell Jr., Gregory Wayne
Hudson, Benito Huerta, Zachary Scott Hulet, Cecilia Hilario
Hyden, Victor Izaguirre Camargo, Gil S. Jackson, Gualberto
Jaimes, Iju James James, Christopher Andrew Jordan, Herman Joyas-
Robinson, Randy Lebouf, Dewayne Keith Lecompte Sr., Armando
Estrada Llanos, Ricardo Lopez, Alexandro Lozano, Rodrigo Luna
Jr., Cristian Valencia Magana, Gerardo Manzo Alvarez, Benjamin
Herrera Marron, Cesar Morales Marroquin, Alex Pineda Martinez,
Alfredo Martinez, Humberto Avalos Martinez, Jose Angel Martinez
Barajas, Jorge Gonzalez Martinez, Maria Marina Martinez, Maynor
Martinez Velazquez, Sabas Lira Martinez, Raymond Massey, Terrence
Lamont Mayes, Michael Charles Mcgallion, Elvin Dewayne Mcneely,
Melesio Galvan Medina, Salvador Barajas Medina, David Minix,
Mario Cesar Minjares, Roberto Minjares Jr., Stpehen Horace
Minton, Keidrick Rodon Mitchell, Jorge Luis Molina Jr., Alfredo
Moncada, Arnulfo Garcia Mondragon, Jesus Rangel Monjaraz, Jeremy
Paul Monk, Necia Mccartney Monk, Antonio Apolinar Morales Jr.,
Aldo Moreno Garcia, Amado Guerra Moreno, Johnnie Glover
Mukherjee, Bayardo Jose Munguia, Tomas Reyna Narvaez Jr., Cruz
Hernandez Navarro, Isaias I Navarro, Gerardo Morales Negrete,
Adrian Nevarez, Javier Sandoc Nunez-Sandoval, Jose Guadalupe
Nunez, Roberto Carlos Obregon, Aurelio Ayala Oceguera, Juan Pablo
Oceguera, Gaitan Octavio, Eric Damian Ortega, Juan Gregorio
Ortega, Jeremy Anthony Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, Esperanza L. Padron
Hueta, Julio Palma, Francisco Javier Paz, Jose J. Pedroza, Angel
Perez Jr., Luis Antonio Perez, Jacob Alex Perritt, Robert Glenn
Perritt, Khanh Huy Pham, Khuong Minh Pham, James Edward Phillips
II, Andre Price, Jesus Silva Pulido, Jose Jesus Pulido, Roberto
Pulido-Chavez, Carlos Omar Quintanilla, Jaime Omar Quintanilla,
Jesus Guadalupe Quintanilla, Jose Rogelio Quintanilla, Miguel A.
Quintanilla, Angel Flores Ramirez, Eduardo Ramirez Garcia, Martin
Hernan Ramirez, Javier Rangel, Mario Maldonado Rangel, Harold
Edward Rankin, Jose Alberto Reyes, Reymundo Mendoza Reyes,
Rodolfo Rosas Reyes, Raul G. Reynoso, Arthur Lee Richardson II,
Alberto Rios-Cantu, Federico Valladares Rios, Raudel Quintanilla
Rios, Juan C. Rivera, Miguel Angel Rivera-Santos, Jesus
Rodriguez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Edgar Omar
Roque-Figueroa, Pablo Sablon, Jose Ramon Salazar, Juan Enrique
Salazar Jr., Julio C. Salazar, Eberardo Salinas, Arturo Vasquez
Sanchez, Hilario Sanchez, Isai Sanchez-Casas, Fernando J.
Saucillo, Tomas Estrada Sauceda, Akeem Jarrard Scott, Gustavo E.
Sepulveda-Chapa, Abelardo V. Silva, Raul Limon Silva, Ricardo
Silva, Joshua Caylin Simmons, Anthony Layne Smart, Sedrick Demond
Stallworth, Philip Elias Steffey, Alfred Lee Stewart Jr.,
Kantrelle Deon Stewart, Patrick Wade Stout, Antonio Bernard Teal,
Sherry Darlene Terry, Andrew Thomas, Charles Wayne Thomas,
Eduardo Trigo, Itelio Salvador Turcios, Ellis Patrick Tyler,
Jesus M. Urbano-Blanco, Nychriston Raysharon Ursin, James Allen
Varner, Scott Vega, Sergio Quintanilla Vega, Juan M Villanueva,
Deanna Merrill Washington, Warren Jackson West, Aaron Lamont
Williams, Stevie Deon Worlds, Juan Francisco Zamarron, Daniel Lee
Harvey, Michael David Stuntz, Tucker Shane Steele, Andres
Figueroa Jr., Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Shawanda Thibodeaux
Smith, Pedro A. Mercedes, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu,
Roy Lee Daniels Jr., Jorge E. Salinas, Issac Joseph Louis Jr.,
Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Melvin Lamar White, Rodolfo Bear,
Cynthia Lynn Dyson, Pedro A. Mercedes, Luis Garcia-Andrade, James
Milton Thomas, Daviun Ramond Julien, Alonzo Knatt Jr., Howard
Eugene Leblanc Jr., Jose Alfredo Zamora-Cardenas, Jose Rolando
Muniz, Shawanda Thibodeaux Smith, Roberto Saucedo, Olga Lidia
Valladares, Martin Ramirez-Castaneda, Martha Elva Trujillo,
Gerardo Lopez, Efrain Aguilar Cisneros, Rodney Louis Williams,
Roberto Valencia Figueroa, Miguel Asiel Gonzalez Jr., Jose Mario
Martinez Jr., Martin Adrusbel Vela, Latricia Evangline Garner,
Marterya Queshan Young-Aguilar, Fernandez Rodriguez, Ernesto Diaz
Rodriguez, Emilson Rodriguez Rodriguez, William Ros Ado,
Francisco Valentin-Avino, Roy Dean Clark, Jacob Mcgrew, Robert M.
Rutland, Francisco J. Colon Villodas, Julio Luis Colon Villodas,
Lucio Anton Lara-Escarpita, Paul Allen Simons, Latricia Evangline
Garner, Jose Edgar Cantu, Jorge E. Salinas, Tucker Shane Steele,
Manboad Shivram, Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Alvin Shinette,
Salvador Alvarez Jr., Susanna Kate Cochran, Quincy Devon
Thompson, Juan Vazquez Lara, Jorge Alfonso Gaona, Juan C.
Maldonado-Santos, Rafael Garcia-Rangel, Gerardo Lopez, Juan Jose
Garcia Rangel, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu, Luis E.
Zelaya, Bernardo Leal Jr., Martin Becerra Hernandez, Ralph
Aleman, Oswaldo Figueroa Torres, Ismael Arce Jr., Josue Saenz,
Juan Humberto Muniz-Alejo, Jose Guadalupe Saenz Jr., Roberto
Valencia Figueroa, Cristobal Torres, Jesus Herrera, Faustine
Margaret Manaway, Andres Figueroa Jr., Francisco J. Colon
Villodas, Nicholas James Figueroa, Juan Sandoval, Sandra Faye
Doyle Stelley, Doris M. Martin, Narsiso Camargo, Jr., Pedro A.
Mercedes, Miguel Martinez Rivera, Jeffery Michael Hays, Adolfo
Pascual Antonetti, Ashford A. Ballantyne, Christopher Bouley,
Juan J. Camacho, Alfonso Guerrero Chapa, Terry Ray Cherry,
Williams Joseph Clark, Charles J. Comeaux, Tina M. Comeaux, Jaime
Diaz, Victor Hugo Garza, Dickie Gee, Damian Ledoux, Nicole
Carolynn Mcdaniel, Jorge Medina, Olga Thaisha Melendez, Jerry
Lanell Miller, Hirosi Gomez Nakao, Charles Newton, Baudelio
Nunez, Tony G. Polanco, Hector Rios, Jesse Rojas, Cinthia Acosta
Torres, Robert M. Turner, Jr., Aniceto Lopez Valdez, Juan Velez,
Marcos Verdin, James Edward Yarber, Donald R. Young, Juan Zamora,
Hector Olivarez, and Daniel Eduardo Chapa.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com


FAIRWAY GROUP: Pomerantz Law Firm Files Class Action in New York
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Pomerantz LLP on April 4 disclosed that it has filed a class
action lawsuit against Fairway Group Holdings Corporation and
certain of its officers.  The class action, filed in United
States District Court, Southern District of New York, and
docketed under 14-cv-0950 is on behalf of a class consisting of
all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired
securities of Fairway between April 16, 2013 and February 6,
2014, both dates inclusive. This class action seeks to recover
damages against the Company and certain of its officers and
directors as a result of alleged violations of the federal
securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated
thereunder.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Fairway securities during
the Class Period, you have until April 15, 2014 to ask the Court
to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the
Complaint can be obtained at http://www.pomerantzlaw.com

To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at
rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529888-476-6529 (or
888-4-POMLAW888-4-POMLAW), toll
free, x237.  Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to
include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of
shares purchased.

Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries operate in the
retail food industry, selling fresh, natural and organic
products, prepared foods and hard to find specialty and gourmet
offerings along with a full assortment of conventional groceries.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period,
Defendants made materially false and misleading statements
regarding the Company's business, operational and compliance
policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading
statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Fairway's same
store sales were declining; (2) the Company's direct store
expenses were increasing; (3) the Company's financial forecasts
were wholly unrealistic; and (4) as a result of the foregoing,
Fairway's public statements were materially false and misleading
at all relevant times.

On February 6, 2014, Fairway reported earnings that severely
missed analysts' estimates including disappointing same store
sales, as well as increased direct store expenses.  Moreover, the
Company reported a substantial miss in EBIDTA growth for the
third quarter, as EBIDTA grew 3.2% over the same period in the
prior year compared to growth of 20% - 25% that management had
forecast.

On this news, shares of Fairway fell $3.19 per share, more than
27.91%, on intraday trading, to a price of $8.24 on February 7,
2014.

With offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, The
Pomerantz Firm  -- http://www.pomerantzlaw.com-- concentrates
its practice in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust
class litigation.


FORD MOTOR: W.Va. Judge Narrows Sudden Acceleration Class Suit
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Kyla Asbury, writing for Legal Newsline, reports that a
West Virginia federal judge has granted in part and denied in
part Ford's motion to dismiss in a class action lawsuit filed by
consumers who claimed their Ford vehicles are vulnerable to
sudden unintended acceleration.

After a motion to dismiss hearing was held Feb. 6 at the Sidney
L. Christie Federal Building in Huntington, Chief Judge Robert C.
Chambers has issued a memorandum and opinion on March 31 on the
matter, granting in part and denying in part Ford's motion to
dismiss.  Though he disagreed with the rest of Ford's claims,
Chambers did rule for the company on one of its arguments.

Ford claimed the plaintiffs' claims for unjust enrichment should
be dismissed for those individuals who bought their vehicles used
because their purchase did not bestow any benefit on Ford

"As an initial matter, the court finds that, for the same reasons
stated with respect to plaintiffs' warranty claims, those
plaintiffs who have never experienced a sudden unintended
acceleration have failed to demonstrate a plausible claim that
they paid more for their vehicles than their actual worth," the
opinion states.

Thus, the court found in those situations the plaintiffs' claims
for unjust enrichment also fail, and the court granted Ford's
motion to dismiss those claims.

Ford first argued that the entire complaint must be dismissed
because the plaintiffs failed to allege any specific design or
manufacturing defect in the ETC system that makes its vehicles
susceptible to sudden unintended acceleration events, according
to Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers' memorandum and opinion.

"Instead, Ford argues, these claims are made in a conclusory
fashion and cannot survive scrutiny under Rule 12(b)(6)," the
opinion states.  "For instance, Ford asserts plaintiffs merely
allege that a sudden unintended acceleration 'may' be caused by
electro-magnetic interference without identifying any specific
defect."

Ford argues that the plaintiffs' failure to identify any specific
design defect with the ETC system makes their claims insufficient
under Ashcroft v. Iqbal and Bell Atlantic Corp. vs. Twombly.

"Upon review of the Complaint, the court disagrees," Chambers
stated in this opinion.

The court found Ford's argument misframes the plaintiffs' real
claim of defect in this case, the opinion states.

"It is true that plaintiffs allege there may be a malfunction in
the ETC system for a variety of reasons," Chambers states.
"However, plaintiffs' claim of defect is that, when there is a
malfunction, the ETC system itself is defective because it only
is designed to detect a single point of failure, depriving the
operator of control over the throttle and allowing the throttle
to remain open and result in a sudden unintended acceleration."

The plaintiffs assert the ETC system could and should have been
designed in such a way to detect multiple faults at the same
time, and Ford should have added failsafes, such as a BOA system,
to give control of the throttle back to the driver if a sudden
unintended acceleration occurs.

"In other words, plaintiffs' assertion is that the ETC system's
ability to process malfunctions is the defect, irrespective of
what caused the initial malfunctions," the opinion states.
"Given this specific allegation, the court finds plaintiffs have
met the plausibility standard of Iqbal and Twombly."

However, the plaintiffs claim that a BOA system is one of the
failsafes Ford could have installed that would allow a driver to
"cancel unwanted torque commands, regardless of the origin, and
limit the amount of engine torque by depressing the brake pedal,
thereby permitting the brakes to slow the vehicle," the opinion
states.

Even though the BOA system was originally designed to help in
instances of mechanical entrapment, the plaintiffs assert it also
can help if there is a sudden unintended acceleration caused by
the defect in the ETC system, according to the opinion.

"Plaintiffs allege Ford knew the ETC system was defective and
should have installed a failsafe, such as a BOA system, which
would allow a driver to retake control of the throttle," the
opinion states.  "Thus, given these allegations, the court
rejects Ford's argument that the complaint must be dismissed
because the BOA system was not originally designed to mitigate an
alleged defect with the ETC system."

Ford further argued the complaint must be dismissed because it
was not required to equip its vehicles with the most advanced
safety features, according to the opinion.

"Ford asserts the fact a product can be made safer does not
establish the product is automatically defective if that safety
feature is not added," the opinion states.  "Consumers are free
to choose from a variety of models and safety features when they
purchase an automobile."

As a general proposition, the court agreed with Ford that it is
not required to install the most advanced optional safety
features on its vehicles, according to the opinion.

"Nevertheless, the plaintiffs' argument is that the defect lies
with the ETC system," the opinion states.  "A BOA system is but
one type of failsafe that could have been installed to mitigate a
sudden unintended acceleration."

The court found the issue of whether the ETC system is defective
is a matter better suited for summary judgment or for a jury
determination after an adequate time for discovery.

Therefore, the court found a ruling on the issue would be
premature at this stage in the proceedings, and, accordingly, the
court denied Ford's motion to dismiss the complaint.

The lawsuit, which alleges that purchasers of Ford, Lincoln and
Mercury vehicles made from 2002 until 2010 were defective, was
filed March 28, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of West Virginia at Huntington.

The defendant's motion to dismiss was filed June 27.

The vehicles equipped with an electronic throttle control, but no
adequate fail-safe systems to prevent incidents of sudden
unintended acceleration, according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs named in the case are Lance R. Belville, Donald C.
Carr, Mindi Stewart, Stanley Stewart, Dean Richardson, Christine
Salamone, Charles Johnson, Jill Durant, Beverly Gorton, Josh
Legato, Michael Antramgarza, RoofWerks Inc., Quintin Williams,
ACA Legal Investigations Inc., John McGee, Mills Allison, Davis
H. Patton, Inez A. Patton, Laura Elsinger and Gabriel Kletschka.

The plaintiffs are being represented by Niall A. Paul and Nathan
B. Atkinson of Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC; Adam J. Levitt and
John E. Tangren of Grant & Eisenhoffer PA; Mark DiCello and
Robert F. DiCello of the DiCello Law Firm; Guy R. Bucci, Timothy
C. Bailey and Lee Javins of Bucci Bailey & Javins LC; James R.
Bartimus and Stephen M. Gorny of Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson
& Gorney PC; John T. Murray of Murray & Murray Co. LPA; John
Scarola and C. Calvin Warriner III of Searcy, Denney, Scarola,
Barnhart & Shipley PA; Joseph J. Siprut and Aleksandra M.S. Vold
of Siprut PC; Keith G. Bremer, Alison K. Hurley and Benjamin L.
Price of Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara LLP; E. Powell Miller --
epm@millerlawpc.com -- and Richard L. Merpi II --
rlm@millerlawpc.com -- of the Miller Law Firm PC; Grant L. Davis
-- gdavis@dbjlaw.net -- and Timothy C. Gaarder --
tgaarder@dbjlaw.net -- of Davis, Bethune & Jones LLC; and Edgar
F. Heiskell III.

Ford is being represented by Michael Bonasso --
mbonasso@fsblaw.com -- William J. Hanna --
whanna@fsblaw.com -- Susan W. Romaine --
sromaine@fsblaw.com -- Bradley J. Schmalzer --
bschmalzer@fsblaw.com -- and Jeffrey A. Holmstrand --
jholmstrand@fsblaw.com -- of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC; J.
Tracy Walker IV -- twalker@mcguirewoods.com -- and Andrew J.
Trask -- atrask@mcguirewoods.com -- of McGuire Woods LLP; and
Peter J. Fazio -- pjfazio@arfdlaw.com -- of Aaronson Rappaport
Feinstein & Deutsch LLP.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
case number: 3:13-cv-06529


GENERAL MOTORS: Faces "Shollenberger" Suit Over Ignition Defect
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Matt Miller, writing for PennLive, reports that a Lebanon County
man who says he was hurt in a crash in a Chevrolet Cobalt has
jumped into the legal maelstrom brewing against General Motors
over an ignition switch defect that is linked to 13 deaths and
which prompted recalls of more than 2.6 million vehicles.

Chris Shollenberger, of Myerstown, entered the fray by filing a
class-action lawsuit against GM recently in U.S. Middle District
Court in Harrisburg.  His is among an array of legal actions,
including a class-action case lodged in federal court in
California, being mounted across the country, as Congress
investigates claims that GM officials delayed recalling vehicles
afflicted by the switch problems, even though they supposedly
knew about the defect for years.

The defect can result in the switches moving from the "run" to
the "accessory" or "off' positions while the vehicle is
operating. That can cause the vehicle to stall and disable the
power steering, anti-lock brakes and air bags.

GM's recalls, announced in January and February, included the
Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Ion
and Sky.  GM officials have issued several apologies for the
problem and have said they are working on a fix.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which also
has come under scrutiny for its handling of the matter, is
advising owners of the affected cars "to remove all items from
their key rings, leaving only the vehicle key," to reduce the
chance of a switch failure.

Mr. Shollenberger's lawsuit, filed by the Chimicles & Tikellis
law firm of Haverford, seeks to represent all those who bought
affected GM vehicles.  No specific damage figure is sought,
although the lawsuit states the amount in dispute exceeds $5
million.

Mr. Shollenberger is a plaintiff based on what he contends was
his ill-fated ownership of a 2006 Cobalt.  He said he bought the
car used from a Palmyra-area dealer in April 2008.

Soon after the purchase, the ignition switch began cutting out,
disabling the car's power steering.  The defect later caused him
to be involved in a one-car crash in which he injured his arm,
according to the lawsuit.

As a result, Mr. Shollenberger "was afraid to drive the vehicle
and significantly curtailed his use of it, using it only for
necessities like traveling to work," it states.  He eventually
traded the car, but because of the defect "received significantly
less for it than he otherwise would have."

He claims in his lawsuit that, based on news reports, GM
officials engaged in "fraudulent concealment" of the problem,
which they might have discovered as early as 2001.

"GM should have aggressively taken remedial measures to promptly
address these defects," Mr. Shollenberger's lawsuit states.  "GM
failed to do so."

"In the wake of the news reports about this serious problem, GM
customers and consumers generally are, as they should be,
skeptical about the quality and safety of GM vehicles," it adds.

Mr. Shollenberger is asking Judge Yvette Kane to declare his
lawsuit a class action open to anyone in the U.S. who bought one
of the recalled GM cars.

Major issues in the case, he contends, include whether GM's
recall and promises to fix the problem are sufficient to make
those customers whole and whether the company's actions
constituted a breach of warranty and/or an unlawful business
practice.

Also, the lawsuit purports to address whether GM's conduct has
diminished the value of the affected cars and whether GM has been
unjustly enriched.


GENERAL MOTORS: In-House Lawyers Face Ignition Switch Questions
---------------------------------------------------------------
Sue Reisinger, writing for Corporate Counsel, reports that the
in-house lawyers at General Motors Co. are slowly being pulled
into the public questions over its ignition switch recall --
what did they know about the fatal defect, when did they know it,
who did they tell, and how are they going to handle the whole
mess now? House and Senate hearings revealed that GM's legal
department apparently played a role in delaying the recall.  It
seems the lawyers have been quietly settling lawsuits over
crashes related to the faulty switch for years.

GM chief executive Mary Barra on April 2 tried to explain to the
Senate how the legal department could know about defects but
failed to share that information -- information that could have
saved lives.  Ms. Barra, at GM for 33 years, was an executive in
the manufacturing and engineering division before becoming CEO in
January.

"Within GM there were silos, where information was known in one
part of the business, for instance in the legal team, but was not
communicated to the engineers," Ms. Barra said.

Her testimony was related to questions about one deposition in
particular. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a former prosecutor and
subcommittee chairwoman, led the charge.  Sen. McCaskill said
GM's lead switch engineer lied in a deposition in a suit last
year about why a switch part was changed and the part number
wasn't changed, saying he hadn't approved it.

The implication was that engineering was trying to hide the
defect by replacing a faulty part and not assigning a new part
number.

Calling the engineer a liar, Sen. McCaskill said internal GM
documents show the engineer had signed off on the change.  GM was
represented at the deposition by a lawyer from King & Spalding,
Sen. McCaskill said, and she demanded to know whom that lawyer
reported to.

Ms. Barra said she didn't know, and at one point Sen. McCaskill
invited her to consult with GM general counsel Michael Millikin,
who was sitting behind her at the hearing.  She didn't move, but
instead offered the information "silos" answer.

Sen. McCaskill wasn't satisfied.  "I guarantee you if I'm lawyer
at a deposition where this bombshell is dropped . . .  I'm on my
cellphone in the lobby saying to GM 'we have a problem,'"
Sen. McCaskill said.  She insisted again on knowing to whom at GM
the lawyer reported.

Ms. Barra finally responded, "It would have been the senior legal
team."  Several other lawmakers also questioned why GM's general
counsel didn't immediately alert the CEO about the deposition
bombshell.  One said at some point Congress might want to speak
with GM's lawyers.

Ms. Barra said what happened during and after that deposition
would be part of an internal investigation GM is conducting into
how the company handled complaints beginning as early as 2001,
and why it took so long to issue a recall.

That internal investigation itself has come under question
because GM didn't hire an independent investigator.  Instead Ms.
Barra named Mr. Millikin, along with outside counsel Anton
Valukas -- avalukas@jenner.com -- of Jenner & Block, to lead the
internal probe.

Mr. Millikin, like Ms. Barra, is a longtime GM employee, and
Mr. Valukas is Jenner & Block's chairman.  The law firm has a
long-standing relationship with GM.  Mr. Millikin's predecessor
as GC was Robert Osborne, who came from Jenner & Block and
returned there in 2009 after guiding GM through its bankruptcy.
Mr. Osborne remains of counsel with the law firm in Washington,
D.C.  Another former GM general counsel in the 1980s,
Elmer Johnson, eventually worked for Jenner & Block after leaving
the company.  He died in 2008.

The other law firm helping with the internal probe is King &
Spalding, which also has a close relationship with GM.  It helped
guide the auto company through its 2009 bankruptcy and subsequent
U.S. bailout.

Critics question how Mr. Millikin or those law firms can be
objective about their investigation.

"To me, there's a conflict of interest," Monroe Freedman, a legal
ethics expert and law professor at Hofstra University School of
Law, told Reuters.  "A reasonable person might question whether
[Jenner & Block] wants to curry favor with GM, so it can maintain
a good relationship or obtain future work."

But GM spokesman Selim Bingol told Reuters there is no conflict
of interest, and Mr. Valukas "has been charged to go where the
facts take him and give the company an unvarnished report on what
happened.  He is the ideal person to do that, given his
understanding of our business and his reputation for adhering to
the highest standards."

Richard Painter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law
School, told Reuters that if GM wanted to reassure shareholders,
it should hire an independent law firm.  "But they may want to
disclose just enough to keep shareholders informed, and keep
other things private to keep legal defenses available to them,"
he added.

That might be smart, since GM faces possible criminal penalties
for delaying its recalls until long after the defect was known
and people were killed or injured.  The U.S. Department of
Justice has reportedly opened an investigation.

At the April 2 hearing, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a
former state attorney, said, "GM has a real exposure to criminal
liability.  I think it is likely and appropriate that GM will
face prosecution."


GENERAL MOTORS: Connecticut Extends Emissions Testing
-----------------------------------------------------
The Associated Press reports that Connecticut is extending
emissions testing and waiving late fees for owners of General
Motors cars being recalled.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody
Currey made the announcement April 9.

General Motors Co. has admitted knowing an ignition switch was
defective at least a decade ago, but failed to start recalling
2.6 million compact cars worldwide until this year.  The faulty
switch has been linked to at least 13 deaths.

Gov. Malloy said the state is extending emissions' deadlines and
waiving late fees to ease the pressure on GM vehicle owners in
Connecticut due to what he called an "extraordinary situation."

The extension applies to certain Cobalts, Pontiacs and Saturns.
The state says about 5,300 of the vehicles are registered in
Connecticut.


HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: Motion to Junk Stock Suit Fully Briefed
-------------------------------------------------------------
The motion to dismiss In re Harman International Industries, Inc.
Securities Litigation, civil action no. 1:07-cv-01757 (RWR)
is now fully briefed and the case remains pending, according to
the company's Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Dec. 31,
2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On July 3, 2008, defendants moved to dismiss the Consolidated
Complaint in its entirety. Lead Plaintiff opposed the defendants'
motion to dismiss on September 2, 2008, and defendants filed a
reply in further support of their motion to dismiss on October 2,
2008.

On April 12, 2012, In re Harman International Industries, Inc.
Securities Litigation, civil action no. 1:07-cv-01757 (D.D.C.)
was reassigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras while Patrick Russell
v. Harman International Industries, Incorporated, et al. remained
before Judge Richard W. Roberts.

On September 5, 2012, the Court heard oral argument on
defendants' motion to dismiss. At the request of the Court, on
September 24, 2012, each side submitted supplemental briefing on
defendants' motion to dismiss. The motion is now fully briefed.
As of December 31, 2013, the case remained pending before the
Court.


HARMAN INTERNATIONAL: Dismissal of "Russell" Suit Under Appeal
--------------------------------------------------------------
The plaintiff in the suit Patrick Russell v. Harman International
Industries, Incorporated, et al. filed a notice of appeal against
the dismissal of the case but no briefing schedule has been set
by the court, according to the company's Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.

Patrick Russell filed a complaint on December 7, 2007 in the
United States District Court for the District of Columbia and an
amended purported putative class action complaint on June 2, 2008
against Harman and certain of the company's officers and
directors alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") and seeking, on behalf of all
participants in and beneficiaries of the Savings Plan,
compensatory damages for losses to the Savings Plan as well as
injunctive relief, imposition of a constructive trust,
restitution, and other monetary relief. The amended complaint
alleges that from April 26, 2007 to the present defendants failed
to prudently and loyally manage the Savings Plan's assets,
thereby breaching their fiduciary duties in violation of ERISA by
causing the Savings Plan to invest in the company's common stock
notwithstanding that the stock allegedly was "no longer a prudent
investment for the Participants' retirement savings." The amended
complaint further claims that, during the Class Period,
defendants failed to monitor the Savings Plan's fiduciaries,
failed to provide the Savings Plan's fiduciaries with, and to
disclose to the Savings Plan's participants, adverse facts
regarding Harman and the company's businesses and prospects. The
Russell Plaintiff also contends that defendants breached their
duties to avoid conflicts of interest and to serve the interests
of participants in and beneficiaries of the Savings Plan with
undivided loyalty. As a result of these alleged fiduciary
breaches, the amended complaint asserts that the Savings Plan has
"suffered substantial losses, resulting in the depletion of
millions of dollars of the retirement savings and anticipated
retirement income of the Savings Plan's Participants."

On March 24, 2008, the Court ordered, for pretrial management
purposes only, the consolidation of Patrick Russell v. Harman
International Industries, Incorporated, et al. with In re Harman
International Industries, Inc. Securities Litigation. Defendants
moved to dismiss the complaint in its entirety on August 5, 2008.
The Russell Plaintiff opposed the defendants' motion to dismiss
on September 19, 2008, and defendants filed a reply in further
support of their motion to dismiss on October 20, 2008. On May
22, 2013, the District Court dismissed the complaint in its
entirety. The Russell Plaintiff has filed a notice of appeal but
no briefing schedule has been set by the Court.


IES COMMERCIAL: Sued Over Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act
----------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. IES Commercial, Inc., Case No.
1:14-cv-00069-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and assigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Curtis Dean Herms, Jr., Esq.
          VAHRENWALD, JOHNSON & MCMAHILL, LLC
          125 S. Howes, Suite 1100
          Fort Collins, CO 80521
          Telephone: (970) 482-5058(970) 482-5058
          Facsimile: (970) 482-5175
          E-mail: dean@vjmlawfirm.com


ISC CONSTRUCTORS: Class Seeks Payment of Travel Time Under FLSA
---------------------------------------------------------------
Jerrett Ray Armstrong, et al. v. ISC Constructors, LLC, Case No.
1:14-cv-00067-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:12cv228 in the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014, the
lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and assigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Jerrett Ray Armstrong, Mario Vicente Acevedo,
Zach Marwan Achkar, Rolland Craig Allen, Patricia Andrade, Freddy
A. Araica, Elizabeth Ann Arguello, Ricky Arnaud, Jesse Askew,
Unnikrishna Pillai Balakrishnapilla, Cory Lynn Baldwin, Carroll
Henry Ballard, Daniel T. Ball, K.E. Barker, Weldon Barker, Bruce
Barnard, Lafayet Barrera-Gonzalez, Larry Basco, Richard Wayne
Bell, Anthony Joseph Berg II, Christopher Bergeaux, Kimberly
Bergeaux, Rosalio Lugo Blanco, Brandon M. Bolton, James L.
Brantley, Randy Glenn Britnell, Kenneth Budwine, Jr., Eric
Butler, Aliber Marroquin Cantu, Juan L. Cantu-Garcia, Julio Cesar
Cantu, Sergio Marroquin Cantu, Cleon Carraway, Juan Jose
Carrillo, Mario Serrano Carrillo, Michael P. Carrier, Oscar
Torres Castillo, Rafael Ceja, Jr., James Kenneth Chaney, Sr.,
Carl Alan Clark, Vicki A. Clark, Eddie Alberto Colon, Jose
Antonio Compean, Jr., Manuel Cordero III, Carlos Cordova, Martin
Coronado Acuna, James Franklin Costlow, Michael Crim, David Cruz,
Doel Pastor Cruz-Rivera, Jason Clyde Darrell, Brian Allan Davis,
Michael Earl Davis, David Garcia Delacruz, Sergio Antonio Delfin,
Omar A. Delgadillo, Louis Joseph Deshotel, Shawna Donzaile Dodd,
Lawrence Dufrain, Kevin Wayne Duhon, Dennis Joseph Duplantis,
Gene Ross East, Christopher Elizondo, Ben D. Ellis, Mauricio
Castro Estrada, Jorge Falcon, Troy Favorite, Joseph Fazio,
Gregory Donnell Fleming, Raul Flores-Regino, Sheila Anderson
Folse, Michael Alvin Freeman, Eliseo Garcia, Erick Garcia, Jesus
Alonzo Garcia, Jose Gilberto Garcia, Juan Pablo Garcia, Guadalupe
Benjamin Garza, Zaragoza Tijerina Garza, Olin Gilbert, Ramiro
Gonzalez, Jr., Leonard Jacob Goudeau, Jordan Alexander Grant,
John Kerri Gray, April Johnson-Green, Chris Grote, Adan Guerrero,
Manuel Jose Gutierrez, Maximiano Sanchez Gutierrez, Charles L.
Hagebusch III, Milton Hardin, Darin Kevin Hargrove, Travis
Trinord Harris, Jeremy Dermon Hawkins, Mildred Marie Hayes, Ruben
D. Hernandez, Daniel Glen Hester, Joseph Randall Holcomb, Colby
Alan Howell, John Daniel Howell II, Andy Hudson, Rocky Dean
Hudson, David William Huff, Willie Daniel Hunter II, Clarence
Melvin Ingle III, Keith Ingle, Randy Ingle, Trenton Tyler Ingle,
Christopher Lee Jackson, Dustin David James, Julius Joseph Janca,
Jr., Francisco Jarquin, Agustin Miguel Jimenez, Martin David
Johnson, Dale Winford Jones, Jarvis Dequan Jones, Jeremiah Casey
Jones, Magda G. Kelly, Randy Dewayne Kelsoe, Gerald J. Kinchen,
Tammy Renee Knight, Robert Keither Lamar, Justin Ryan Lambright,
Lewis Carl Lambert, Glenn Garette Landry, David Louis Langley,
Robert J. Lawler, Jr., Javetta Leather, Mayolo Benitez Leon,
David A. Loera, David Acosta Loera, Jesus Magallon, Leslie D.
Mancil, Michael Aaron Mann, Roland Arnold Mann, Jr., Variath D.
Marottikudy, Erick Rios Marroquin, Anthony Daniel Mayo, Peter L.
Mccarthy, Ronald Mcfarlin, Walter Joseph Mcfarland, Chase Michael
Mcmains, Larry Wayne Meeks, Rebecca Fortenberry Meeks, Javier H.
Mendez Gonzalez, Robert James Mendoza, David William Meyers,
Devan Mitchem, Kristopher Montalvo, Justin Scott Moussette,
Tyrone Nash, Ramon Humberto Natal, Lynn Todd Neuman, Jack G.
Oppert, Jr., Anibal Ruben Ortiz, Daniel Ozuna, Nelson O. Pacheco-
Ramos, Varghese Vembi Pappukunju, Joey Lynn Parks, Kent Parks,
Douglas E. Peach, Rolando Perez, Jace Picou, Jorge Armando Pinon,
Edgar Omar Portillo, Dulcey Ann Prine, Jesus Puente, Jr., Jesus
G. Puente, Sr., Natividad Quintanilla, Richard Morgan Radford,
Violeta Sentiol Ramirez, Lee R. Ramos, Thomas Rayborn, James I.
Rayer, Jr., Hugo Mariano Raymundo, Arthur Lee Richards, Marco
Antonio Rivera, Oscar Armando Rivera, Leroy Robinson, Jr., Jose
Gavito Rodriguez, Pedro Rodriguez, Pedro Rodriguez, Jr., James C.
Rogers, Marvin Romero, Eulalio Pasillas Salas, Jose Reynaldo
Salinas, Julio C. Salinas-Garza, Juan A. Sanchez-Rodriguez,
Victor Manuel Sanchez-Martinez, Alejandro Sandoval Garcia,
Zachary Schaver, Sam Boudreaux Scott, Ethelwoldo Segarra, Usiel
Sernon, Jerry Leon Shane, Claude Douglas Shute, Ronald Ray Sims,
Fermah Smith, Carlos Alberto Solis, Edward Allen Sonnier, Milton
Spears, Kenneth Spencer, Jr., Donanthony Spitaleri, Jonathan Neil
Stanton, Cherrie Steptoe, Ralphel T. Steptoe, Ricky Lee Stokes,
Vernie Sutton, Jeffrey C. Swarner, Waylon Michael Symmank,
Cassandra Marie Tait, James V. Taylor, Mark Tolbert, Daniel
Eschevarria Torres, Joel Echevarria Torres, Kevin Townley, Miguel
A. Trejo, Lupe Trevino, Susan Trevino, Douglas Edward Tubbs,
Jeffery Arnold Tullar, Cynthia Renee Turner, Wesley Turner, Mario
Cruz Urbano, Alvaro Valencia, Luis Angel Vargas, Reji Kileekkal
Varughese, James Vaughn, Kunhikrishnan K. Veetil, Antonio Gerardo
Velazquez, Hector Hernandez Velazquez, Hector Jimenez Vera, Jason
Wayne Verrett, Elson Dennis Vidrine, Jesus Villarreal, Juan C.
Villatoro, Pablo Villeda-Cabriales, Walter Douglas Wackenreuter,
James Earl Wade, Anthony L. Ward, Spencer Mcgarrett Washington,
William Warren Wesberry, Jr., Rose Mary Whitehead, Malcolm Ryan
Wilburn, Carl Wilkerson, Sr., Bo Williams, Kevin Lane Williams,
II, Leia Culpepper Williams, John Lee Winkelmann, Davy Howard
Wolfe, II, Jody Woodruff, Heidi C. Wymer, Bradley Farris
Yarborough, Adrian Young, David Harrison Young, Ruben Zamora,
Dalton Joseph Antoine, Julio Cesar Castillo-Honorato, Carlos L.
Gomez, Jeremy Ryan Gulley, Charles A. Lacy, Jr., Alexis Yuri
Lobo, Jerry Dale Massey, Erwin Haroldo Morales, Gerardo Vazquez
Ortega, Guadalupe Ortega, Jose Luis Quezada Mora, Alejos
Rodrigeuz-Tamez, Kevin Thomas, John Garcia, Jr., Pedro Pena
Perez, Monica Owens Sherman, Robin Keith Boul, Joshua Caleb
Miller, Oscar F. Reyes, Jose Javier Sanches, Homero Monreal,
Varkey Kolackal Johnson, Richard Wiltz, Jr., Varghese Paily
Kulianickal, and Sadashivanachary Janardhananachary.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          George Phillip Shuler, III, Esq.
          Sarah Voorhies Myers, Esq.
          CHAFFE MCCALL LLP
          1100 Poydras St., Suite 2300
          New Orleans, LA 70163-2300
          Telephone: (504) 585-7011(504) 585-7011
          Facsimile: (504) 544-6061
          E-mail: shuler@chaffe.com
                  myers@chaffe.com


INDUSTRIAL PROCESS: Motiva Workers Sue Over Unpaid Travel Time
--------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Industrial Process Insulators
Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-00070-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014)
alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and assigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Larry James Simmons, Jr., Esq.
          Benjamin Eliot New, Esq.
          GERMER GERTZ - BEAUMONT
          PO Box 4915
          550 Fannin, Suite 400
          Beaumont, TX 77704
          Telephone: (409) 654-6700(409) 654-6700
          Facsimile: (409) 835-2115
          E-mail: ljsimmons@germer.com
                  enew@germer.com


KT MAINTENANCE: Sued by Motiva Workers Over Unpaid Travel Time
--------------------------------------------------------------
Shawn Allen Hamilton, et al. v. KT Maintenance Company, Inc.,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00068-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:12-cv-00388-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and assigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Shawn Allen Hamilton, Jonathan A. Aceves, Mark
Anthony Aguilar, Ronnie Joseph Allen Jr., Victoriano Alonso
Jaramillo, Eugenio Alejandre Alvarez, Jose M. Alvarez-Torres,
Jose Luis Alvarez, Julio Medrano Amaro, Ernest A. Anderson III,
Nancy Andrio, Adan Olalde Angel, Louis Alberto Aquilar, Macedonio
Armendariz Jr., Laurencio Banda Avila, David Jackson Ayers Sr.,
Neal W. Barrett, Claude Vashon Bateaste, Fred R. Becerra, Elisa
Josefina Benavides, Eloy Benavides-Villarreal, Oziel V.
Benavides, Bincy Bennachen, Gerard Kevin Horde Bihm, Shawn
Boutte, James Louis Bowen, Kenya Marie Bradley, Victor Manuel
Briseno, Victor Manuel Briseno Jr., Clifton Paul Broughton,
Shanissa Latrell Syo Brown, Dale Ross Bruno, Greg James Bruno,
Abraham Buenrostro, Bear Gilory Burton, Dana Keith Butcher, Leroy
Butler Jr., Angela Champagne Cain, Juan Elias Calles, Jose
Calzoncinth, Narsiso Camargo Jr., George Robert Campbell, Abiel
Cantu, Hector Nereo Cantu Jr., Jesus G. Carabajal Jr., Jose E.
Cardona, Baldomero C. Castillo, Gildardo Castellanos, Jose
Mendoza Castellanos, Timoteo Paez Castaneda, Edgar Alberto
Cavazos, Sergio Guada Cavazos, Francisco J. Cepeda, Edgar Oswaldo
Cervantes, Ivan Benancio Cervantes Sanchez, Jaim Cervantes Bejar,
Joseph Paulose Chakkungal, Kendeus Paul Channell, Gustavo Davis
Chavarria, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jose
Dejesus Chavez Herrera, Pablo Chavez, Brice Delaine Christian,
Mario Cisneros, Jeron Dewarn Clayton, Shermain Ruth Collins, Jose
Colon-Caraballo, Julia Azeneth Contreras, Gerson Geovany Cornejo,
Adan Coronado, Juan Delourdes Covarrubia, Nelson A. Cruz, Pedro
Cruz, Rufino Martinez Cruz, Mariana Davila, Rene Nieto Davila,
Servando Davila, Shirley M. Davis, Wesley Wendell Davis, Adriana
M. Delacruz, Cleal Patrick Derry Jr., Kevin Allan Dicken, Dario
Duarte, Genaro Duque Castillo, Julio Sesar Duran, Terra Devon
Duriso, Jarvis Lee Eaglin, Melvin Javier Elvir, Pedro Lazcano
Espinoza, Roberto Figueroa Jr., Adan Guzman Flores, Antonio
Flores Jr., Herminio Flores, Israel Flores, Marcelo Vazquez
Flores, Rafael Vazquez Flores, Dennis Ruben Forte, James Randy
Fowler Jr., Rondell Francis, Fernando Medina Galvan, Benjamin
Garcia-Becerra, Benjamin Gutierrez Garcia, Eduardo Becerra
Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Julio Garcia Martinez, Rogelio Garcia Jr.,
Rolando Garcia, Terry Garrett, Carlos Puente Garza, Felix Garza,
Fernando Garza-Lozano, Joaquin Gonzalez Garza, Julian Garza Jr.,
Frank Charles Gilbert, Arthur Ray Gillespie, Robert Lee
Gillespie, Oscar Fernando Godinez, Evan Everett Golden, Angel
Guadalupe Gomez, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Kevin Zuresh Gonzalez,
Marco A. Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Gonzalez, Rodrigo Garcia
Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Kotie Ray Gradnigo, Sandra Margarita
Grijalva, Garrett Clay Gros, Benigno Guadian Cardoza, Leonardo
Guadian Jr., Rudy Guerra, Khristopher Ron Keit Guillory, Jose
Ignacio Gutierrez, Juan M. Gutierrez Ramos, Mario Alfonso
Gutierrez, Mario Omar Gutierrez, Miguel A. Gutierrez Martinez,
Joel Eliv Guzman, Dennis Martin Hammett Jr., Dorothy Marie
Hanson, Trelonda Patrice Hartley, Orrin Bernard Hayes, Huey Paul
Hebert, Julio Cesar Hermosillo, Hector S. Hernandez, Jose Angel
Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Juan G. Hernandez, Juan Jose
Hernandez Jr., Juan Manuel Hernandez, Miguel Angel Hernandez,
Roque F. Hernandez-Barraza, Jorge Luis Hinojosa, Roderick Jovonne
Howard, Shannon Lucas Howard, Barnie C. Howell Jr., Gregory Wayne
Hudson, Benito Huerta, Zachary Scott Hulet, Cecilia Hilario
Hyden, Victor Izaguirre Camargo, Gil S. Jackson, Gualberto
Jaimes, Iju James James, Christopher Andrew Jordan, Herman Joyas-
Robinson, Randy Lebouf, Dewayne Keith Lecompte Sr., Armando
Estrada Llanos, Ricardo Lopez, Alexandro Lozano, Rodrigo Luna
Jr., Cristian Valencia Magana, Gerardo Manzo Alvarez, Benjamin
Herrera Marron, Cesar Morales Marroquin, Alex Pineda Martinez,
Alfredo Martinez, Humberto Avalos Martinez, Jose Angel Martinez
Barajas, Jorge Gonzalez Martinez, Maria Marina Martinez, Maynor
Martinez Velazquez, Sabas Lira Martinez, Raymond Massey, Terrence
Lamont Mayes, Michael Charles Mcgallion, Elvin Dewayne Mcneely,
Melesio Galvan Medina, Salvador Barajas Medina, David Minix,
Mario Cesar Minjares, Roberto Minjares Jr., Stpehen Horace
Minton, Keidrick Rodon Mitchell, Jorge Luis Molina Jr., Alfredo
Moncada, Arnulfo Garcia Mondragon, Jesus Rangel Monjaraz, Jeremy
Paul Monk, Necia Mccartney Monk, Antonio Apolinar Morales Jr.,
Aldo Moreno Garcia, Amado Guerra Moreno, Johnnie Glover
Mukherjee, Bayardo Jose Munguia, Tomas Reyna Narvaez Jr., Cruz
Hernandez Navarro, Isaias I Navarro, Gerardo Morales Negrete,
Adrian Nevarez, Javier Sandoc Nunez-Sandoval, Jose Guadalupe
Nunez, Roberto Carlos Obregon, Aurelio Ayala Oceguera, Juan Pablo
Oceguera, Gaitan Octavio, Eric Damian Ortega, Juan Gregorio
Ortega, Jeremy Anthony Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, Esperanza L. Padron
Hueta, Julio Palma, Francisco Javier Paz, Jose J. Pedroza, Angel
Perez Jr., Luis Antonio Perez, Jacob Alex Perritt, Robert Glenn
Perritt, Khanh Huy Pham, Khuong Minh Pham, James Edward Phillips
II, Andre Price, Jesus Silva Pulido, Jose Jesus Pulido, Roberto
Pulido-Chavez, Carlos Omar Quintanilla, Jaime Omar Quintanilla,
Jesus Guadalupe Quintanilla, Jose Rogelio Quintanilla, Miguel A.
Quintanilla, Angel Flores Ramirez, Eduardo Ramirez Garcia, Martin
Hernan Ramirez, Javier Rangel, Mario Maldonado Rangel, Harold
Edward Rankin, Jose Alberto Reyes, Reymundo Mendoza Reyes,
Rodolfo Rosas Reyes, Raul G. Reynoso, Arthur Lee Richardson II,
Alberto Rios-Cantu, Federico Valladares Rios, Raudel Quintanilla
Rios, Juan C. Rivera, Miguel Angel Rivera-Santos, Jesus
Rodriguez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Edgar Omar
Roque-Figueroa, Pablo Sablon, Jose Ramon Salazar, Juan Enrique
Salazar Jr., Julio C. Salazar, Eberardo Salinas, Arturo Vasquez
Sanchez, Hilario Sanchez, Isai Sanchez-Casas, Fernando J.
Saucillo, Tomas Estrada Sauceda, Akeem Jarrard Scott, Gustavo E.
Sepulveda-Chapa, Abelardo V. Silva, Raul Limon Silva, Ricardo
Silva, Joshua Caylin Simmons, Anthony Layne Smart, Sedrick Demond
Stallworth, Philip Elias Steffey, Alfred Lee Stewart Jr.,
Kantrelle Deon Stewart, Patrick Wade Stout, Antonio Bernard Teal,
Sherry Darlene Terry, Andrew Thomas, Charles Wayne Thomas,
Eduardo Trigo, Itelio Salvador Turcios, Ellis Patrick Tyler,
Jesus M. Urbano-Blanco, Nychriston Raysharon Ursin, James Allen
Varner, Scott Vega, Sergio Quintanilla Vega, Juan M Villanueva,
Deanna Merrill Washington, Warren Jackson West, Aaron Lamont
Williams, Stevie Deon Worlds, Juan Francisco Zamarron, Daniel Lee
Harvey, Michael David Stuntz, Tucker Shane Steele, Andres
Figueroa Jr., Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Shawanda Thibodeaux
Smith, Pedro A. Mercedes, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu,
Roy Lee Daniels Jr., Jorge E. Salinas, Issac Joseph Louis Jr.,
Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Melvin Lamar White, Rodolfo Bear,
Cynthia Lynn Dyson, Pedro A. Mercedes, Luis Garcia-Andrade, James
Milton Thomas, Daviun Ramond Julien, Alonzo Knatt Jr., Howard
Eugene Leblanc Jr., Jose Alfredo Zamora-Cardenas, Jose Rolando
Muniz, Shawanda Thibodeaux Smith, Roberto Saucedo, Olga Lidia
Valladares, Martin Ramirez-Castaneda, Martha Elva Trujillo,
Gerardo Lopez, Efrain Aguilar Cisneros, Rodney Louis Williams,
Roberto Valencia Figueroa, Miguel Asiel Gonzalez Jr., Jose Mario
Martinez Jr., Martin Adrusbel Vela, Latricia Evangline Garner,
Marterya Queshan Young-Aguilar, Fernandez Rodriguez, Ernesto Diaz
Rodriguez, Emilson Rodriguez Rodriguez, William Ros Ado,
Francisco Valentin-Avino, Roy Dean Clark, Jacob Mcgrew, Robert M.
Rutland, Francisco J. Colon Villodas, Julio Luis Colon Villodas,
Lucio Anton Lara-Escarpita, Paul Allen Simons, Latricia Evangline
Garner, Jose Edgar Cantu, Jorge E. Salinas, Tucker Shane Steele,
Manboad Shivram, Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Alvin Shinette,
Salvador Alvarez Jr., Susanna Kate Cochran, Quincy Devon
Thompson, Juan Vazquez Lara, Jorge Alfonso Gaona, Juan C.
Maldonado-Santos, Rafael Garcia-Rangel, Gerardo Lopez, Juan Jose
Garcia Rangel, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu, Luis E.
Zelaya, Bernardo Leal Jr., Martin Becerra Hernandez, Ralph
Aleman, Oswaldo Figueroa Torres, Ismael Arce Jr., Josue Saenz,
Juan Humberto Muniz-Alejo, Jose Guadalupe Saenz Jr., Roberto
Valencia Figueroa, Cristobal Torres, Jesus Herrera, Faustine
Margaret Manaway, Andres Figueroa Jr., Francisco J. Colon
Villodas, Nicholas James Figueroa, Juan Sandoval, Sandra Faye
Doyle Stelley, Doris M. Martin, Narsiso Camargo, Jr., Pedro A.
Mercedes, Miguel Martinez Rivera, Jeffery Michael Hays, Adolfo
Pascual Antonetti, Ashford A. Ballantyne, Christopher Bouley,
Juan J. Camacho, Alfonso Guerrero Chapa, Terry Ray Cherry,
Williams Joseph Clark, Charles J. Comeaux, Tina M. Comeaux, Jaime
Diaz, Victor Hugo Garza, Dickie Gee, Damian Ledoux, Nicole
Carolynn Mcdaniel, Jorge Medina, Olga Thaisha Melendez, Jerry
Lanell Miller, Hirosi Gomez Nakao, Charles Newton, Baudelio
Nunez, Tony G. Polanco, Hector Rios, Jesse Rojas, Cinthia Acosta
Torres, Robert M. Turner, Jr., Aniceto Lopez Valdez, Juan Velez,
Marcos Verdin, James Edward Yarber, Donald R. Young, Juan Zamora,
Hector Olivarez, and Daniel Eduardo Chapa.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

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          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Justin Gary Sanderson, Esq.
          SANDERSON LAW FIRM, PLLC
          550 Fannin, Suite 111
          Beaumont, TX 77701
          Telephone: (409) 835-2525(409) 835-2525
          Facsimile: (409) 835-2323
          E-mail: justin@sandersonfirm.com

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          Russell W. Heald, Esq.
          Wyatt David Snider, Esq.
          SNIDER LAW FIRM, PLLC
          Century Tower
          550 Fannin, Suite 111
          Beaumont, TX 77701
          Telephone: (409) 838-6767(409) 838-6767
          Facsimile: (409) 838-6950
          E-mail: russ.heald@lewisbrisbois.com
                  wyatt@sniderlawfirm.com


LEGNDARY GCE: Sued for Not Paying Minimum Wage Under FLSA, OMFWSA
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Marquee Montgomery, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. The Legndary GCE Group, LLC d/b/a Rumor Bar & Lounge,
Cameron Griffin, Terrell Garr, Donald Burton and Reggie Corner,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00277-PAG (N.D. Ohio, February 10, 2014) is a
"collective action" instituted by the Plaintiff as a result of
the Defendants' alleged violations of the minimum wage provisions
of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage
Standards Act.

Mr. Montgomery contends that the Defendants violated the minimum
wage provisions of the FLSA and OMFWSA by failing to compensate
him and other similarly-situated employees on numerous paydays
for the hours they worked during their pay periods.

The Legndary GCE Group, LLC, doing business as Rumor Bar &
Lounge, maintained its principal place of business in Cuyahoga
County, Ohio.  The Individual Defendants are the owners of Rumor
Bar & Lounge.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Jason R. Bristol, Esq.
          COHEN ROSENTHAL & KRAMER LLP
          The Hoyt Block Building - Suite 400
          700 West St. Clair Avenue
          Cleveland, Ohio 44113
          Telephone: (216) 781-7956(216) 781-7956
          Facsimile: (216) 781-8061
          E-mail: jbristol@crklaw.com

               - and -

          Anthony J. Lazzaro, Esq.
          Sonia M. Gassan, Esq.
          THE LAZZARO LAW FIRM, LLC
          920 Rockefeller Building
          614 W. Superior Avenue
          Cleveland, OH 44113
          Telephone: (216) 696-5000(216) 696-5000
          Facsimile: (216) 696-7005
          E-mail: anthony@lazzarolawfirm.com
                  sonia@lazzarolawfirm.com


LIME ENERGY: May 13 Hearing on "Satterfield" Suit Settlement
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Final approval hearing in the suit Satterfield v. Lime Energy Co.
et al., Case No. 12-cv-05704 has been set for May 13, 2014,
according to the company's Jan. 30, 2013, Form 8-K filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

On January 28, 2014, Judge Sara Ellis entered an order granting
preliminary approval of a class action settlement and notice to
the settlement class in the matter Satterfield v. Lime Energy Co.
et al., Case No. 12-cv-05704 (N.D. Ill.).  As part of the
settlement, Defendants agreed to pay $2.5 million into a
settlement fund, the entire amount of which they anticipate will
be covered by insurance.  The settlement remains subject to final
approval by the court.  The final approval hearing has been set
for May 13, 2014.


MASON CONSTRUCTION: Class Seeks to Recover Wages Under FLSA
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Mason Construction, Ltd., Case
No. 1:14-cv-00047-MAC-KFG (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com


MICHIGAN: Male Minority Employees Lose Class Action Bid
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Brian Smith, writing for MLive.com, reports that a state appeals
court panel has denied more than 500 male minority employees at
the Michigan Department of Human Services the ability to sue as a
group over the department's promotion policies.

The decision is a setback for the employees, who were pursuing a
class-action suit against the department over promotion practices
they claim were discriminatory.

All three Michigan Court of Appeals judges concurred in the
decision, which sends the case back to Ingham Circuit Court.

The plaintiffs filed suit in May 2006 against the department,
citing a January 2006 internal memo that found male minority
employees were being promoted into supervisory positions less
often than other groups, according to court records.

The trial court certified the plaintiffs as a class in 2007, and
the department appealed that decision, which was later vacated by
the Michigan Supreme Court and sent back to the trial judge.

The class was certified a second time by the trial judge, who
concluded in part that the employees constituted a class because
"while not all class members had applied for promotions, all
class members had 'an interest in making sure that they are not
discriminated against if they do.'"

In its opinion, the appeals court concluded that the employees
had not satisfied any of the requirements to pursue the case as a
class-action suit, saying each employee's situation raised its
own legal and factual questions.

"There is no indication in the record before us that the named
representatives have the same essential characteristics of all
the claims regarding all the different types and methods of
discrimination by the various actors that the class definition
and the minority males' allegations encompass," the judges wrote.

The appeals decision overturns the denial of a dismissal motion
filed by the Department of Human Services in the case.

"We believe [the] ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals was
legally sound," DHS director Maura Corrigan said in a statement.
"We also understand that litigation in this matter may continue
and we will abide with the controlling opinion of the courts
going forward."


MICROS SYSTEMS: Seeks to Junk Claims in FLSA Suit in M.D. Tenn.
---------------------------------------------------------------
Micros Systems, Inc. filed a Motion to Dismiss Injunctive or
Declaratory Relief Claims in a suit filed in the United States
District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of
persons who worked for the Company as an Implementation
Specialist, according to the company's Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.

On November 26, 2013, a complaint was filed against the Company
in the United States District Court for the Middle District of
Tennessee by Kristy Wilson, Darren Moore and Kisha Ulysse, three
former employees of the Company, individually and on behalf of a
purported class of all persons who worked for the Company as an
Implementation Specialist or performed substantially similar job
duties (each, an "Implementation Specialist") within the period
beginning three years prior to the filing of the complaint
through the date of judgment and who worked for more than 40
hours in one or more weeks without receiving overtime
compensation allegedly required by the Fair Labor Standards Act
("FLSA"). In addition, the complaint was brought by plaintiff
Ulysse individually and collectively on behalf of a purported
class (the "Purported California Class") of all persons who were
employed by the Company in an Implementation Specialist position
in California and/or performed work in any Implementation
Specialist position in California, and who did not receive the
overtime and premium wages allegedly required by the overtime pay
and restitution laws of California at any time during the four
years prior to the date of the filing of the complaint. The
complaint alleges, among other things, that the Company willfully
violated the FLSA by willfully classifying the plaintiffs as
exempt and thereby failing to pay them the legally required
amount of overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of
40 hours. With respect to the Purported California Class, the
complaint alleges, among other things, violations of the
California Labor Code and California Unfair Competition law due
to the Company's failure to pay all wages required by the
California Labor Code, the failure to timely provide accurate
itemized wage statements, and the failure to provide required
meal and rest periods. The complaint seeks, among other things,
damages equal to unpaid overtime wages, an equal amount to the
overtime wages as liquidated damages, interest, attorneys' fees
and other costs and, with respect to the Purported California
Class, in addition to unpaid overtime wages, the complaint seeks
unpaid meal and rest premiums, statutory penalties, attorneys'
fees and other costs provided under California law, interest,
injunctive relief, and other equitable relief.

The Company filed an answer to the complaint on January 17, 2014
denying the allegations of the complaint, denying that the
putative classes are appropriate, and asserting a number of
affirmative defenses, including, among others, that the claims,
in whole or in part, are barred because the FLSA overtime
obligations are inapplicable to the plaintiffs under the FLSA or
similar state law. In addition, on January 17, 2014, the Company
filed a Motion to Dismiss Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
Claims, asserting, among other things, that because the
plaintiffs are no longer Company employees, they lack standing to
seek injunctive or declaratory relief. The Company intends to
vigorously contest this action.


MINISTRY HEALTH: Sued in Wis. Over Failure to Pay Hourly Workers
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Tammy Dvorak, 524 E. Wilson Avenue, Appleton, WI 54915,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v.
Ministry Health Care, 11925 W Lake Park Dr., Suite 100,
Milwaukee, WI 53224, and Affinity Health System, 1570 Midway PL,
Menasha, WI 54952, Case No. 3:14-cv-00087-wmc (W.D. Wis.,
February 10, 2014) alleges that the Defendants maintain unlawful
policies of not compensating their hourly employees for all work
performed and for overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act and the Wisconsin wage law.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Nathan Dane Eisenberg, Esq.
          THE PREVIANT LAW FIRM, S.C.
          1555 N. RiverCenter Drive, Suite 202
          PO Box 12993
          Milwaukee, WI 53212-0993
          Telephone: (414) 271-4500(414) 271-4500
          Facsimile: (414) 271-6308
          E-mail: nde@previant.com

               - and -

          Gregory B. Gill, Esq.
          Barry P. Gill, Esq.
          GILL & GILL, S.C.
          128 North Gurkee Street
          Appleton, WI 54911
          Telephone: (920) 739-1107(920) 739-1107
          Facsimile: (920) 739-3027
          E-mail: gillsr@gillandgillsc.com
                  bpgill@gillandgillsc.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Christopher L. Nickels, Esq.
          Sean M. Scullen, Esq.
          QUARLES & BRADY LLP
          411 East Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2040
          Milwaukee, WI 53202
          Telephone: (414) 277-5519(414) 277-5519
          Facsimile: (414) 978-8756
          E-mail: christopher.nickels@quarles.com
                  sean.scullen@quarles.com


MULTIMEDIA GAMES: Oral Argument Held in "Williams" Suit Appeal
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Oral argument on a petition to appeal a class certification
ruling in the suit Dollie Williams, et al., v. Macon County
Greyhound Park, Inc., et al. was scheduled for March 18, 2014,
according to Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc.'s Jan. 30,
2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.

Dollie Williams, et al., v. Macon County Greyhound Park, Inc., et
al., a civil action, was filed on March 8, 2010, in the United
States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Eastern
Division, against the Company and others. The plaintiffs, who
claim to have been patrons of VictoryLand, allege that the
Company participated in gambling operations that violated Alabama
state law by supplying to VictoryLand purportedly unlawful
electronic bingo machines played by the plaintiffs and seek
recovery of the monies lost on all electronic bingo games played
by the plaintiffs in the six months prior to the complaint under
Ala. Code Sec. 8-1-150(A). The plaintiffs have requested that the
court certify the action as a class action. On March 16, 2012,
Walter Bussey and two other named plaintiffs were voluntarily
dismissed. On March 29, 2013, the court entered an order granting
the plaintiffs' motion for class certification. On April 12,
2013, the defendants jointly filed a petition with the Eleventh
Circuit Court of Appeals seeking permission to appeal the court's
ruling on class certification. On June 18, 2013, the Eleventh
Circuit Court of Appeals entered an order granting the petition
to appeal. The company's appellate briefing was concluded on
October 2, 2013, and oral argument was scheduled for March 18,
2014.

The Company continues to vigorously defend this matter. Given the
inherent uncertainties in this litigation, however, the Company
is unable to make any prediction as to the ultimate outcome.  A
finding in this case that electronic bingo was illegal in Alabama
during the pertinent time frame could have adverse regulatory
consequences for the Company in other jurisdictions.


MULTIMEDIA GAMES: No Ruling Yet on Certification of "Hardy" Suit
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The United States District Court for the Middle District of
Alabama, Northern Division has not yet ruled on the plaintiffs'
motion for class certification in Ozetta Hardy v. Whitehall
Gaming Center, LLC, et al., a civil action, according to
Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc.'s Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.

Ozetta Hardy v. Whitehall Gaming Center, LLC, et al., a civil
action, was filed against Whitehall Gaming Center, LLC (an entity
that does not exist), Cornerstone Community Outreach, Inc., and
Freedom Trail Ventures, Ltd., in the Circuit Court of Lowndes
County, Alabama. On June 3, 2010, the Company and other
manufacturers were added. The plaintiffs, who claim to have been
patrons of White Hall, allege that the Company participated in
gambling operations that violated Alabama state law by supplying
to White Hall purportedly unlawful electronic bingo machines
played by the plaintiffs and seek recovery of the monies lost on
all electronic bingo games played by the plaintiffs in the six
months prior to the complaint based on Ala. Code, Sec 8-1-150(A).
The plaintiffs have requested that the court certify the action
as a class action. On July 2, 2010, the defendants removed the
case to the United States District Court for the Middle District
of Alabama, Northern Division. The court has not ruled on the
plaintiffs' motion for class certification.


NATIONAL COLLEGIATE: Faces Medical Monitoring Suit in Illinois
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Abram Robert Wolf, Sean Sweeney, Natalie Kay Harada, Rachel
Dianne Harada, Jim O'Connor, Brett Sweeney, and Brett
Christensen, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, Case No.
1:14-cv-01268 (N.D. Ill., February 10, 2014) alleges that NCAA
has failed to, among other things, timely address and correct the
coaching of tackling, checking or playing methodologies that
cause head injuries to student-athletes.

The Plaintiffs, hence, seek injunctive relief and equitable
relief in the form of medical monitoring for the purpose of
diagnosis of long-term injury and disease resulting from
concussions, as a result of the NCAA's carelessness, negligence
and concealment of information.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is an unincorporated
association that acts as the governing body of college sports.
NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          William T. Gibbs, Esq.
          Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Esq.
          CORBOY & DEMETRIO
          33 North Dearborn Street, Suite 2100
          Chicago, IL 60602
          Telephone: (312) 346-3191(312) 346-3191
          Facsimile: (312) 346-5562
          E-mail: WTG@corboydemetrio.com
                  fhc@corboydemetrio.com


NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA: Moose-Vehicle Collision Class Action Begins
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Sue Bailey, writing for The Canadian Press, reports that a class-
action lawsuit started on April 2 in St. John's, N.L., with
emotional testimony from plaintiffs who said moose-vehicle
crashes on provincial roads have devastated them.

"I never had time to respond," said Ben Bellows, 57, of a 2003
accident that left him a quadriplegic.

He sat in a wheelchair as he testified in provincial Supreme
Court.  The case alleges the province has negligently failed to
manage the moose population.  It involves 135 plaintiffs --
including at least 15 estates of those who died -- who were
involved in accidents dating back to 2001.

The class was limited to injuries that required hospital
admission.  Plaintiffs are claiming unspecified damages as they
seek to prove the province is liable for not doing more to limit
risks created after the government introduced moose, a non-native
species, to the island of Newfoundland more than a century ago.

Mr. Bellows said it was a beautiful summer night on July 10,
2003, as he drove northwest from St. John's on the Trans-Canada
Highway.  He said he was about 10 kilometers west of Clarenville
at about 8:30 p.m. when a moose sprang in front of him from thick
alder bushes growing along the shoulder.

"It was so fast."

Mr. Bellows said outside court that he was driving a four-door
Plymouth Acclaim sedan at about 90 kilometers per hour on impact.

Ches Crosbie, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, told court that the
provincial government has known for at least 10 years that moose
are a highway hazard but did not decide on a specific policy to
cut that risk.

"The question is, what have they done about it?"

The public has a right to use the Trans-Canada Highway and other
routes safely and unobstructed, Crosbie stressed.  Yet virtually
everyone on the island knows somebody who has had a collision, he
said.

About 800 accidents or close calls have been recorded annually in
recent years.  Mr. Bellows said outside court that he wants the
province to reduce incidents by half over the next five years
using more moose fencing and other measures.

The government has expressed condolences to victims in the past
but has said it has acted.  Past measures include limited moose
fencing, highway motion detection devices, roadside brush cutting
and public education efforts.

Lawyer Peter Ralph, representing the province, declined to
comment outside court.

Proceedings started with Jennifer Pilgrim, who testified that her
husband, Roy, died instantly of massive head injuries when his
car struck a moose March 11, 2009.  The father of three was
getting on the Trans-Canada Highway near Bishop's Falls in
central Newfoundland when a moose ran on to the road, she said.

The following day was her birthday and the couple was to
celebrate their 40th anniversary in June of that year, Pilgrim
said.  She said outside court that she wants the province to
install moose fencing along highways across the province.

"I know they can't do it all at once but if they do so much each
year . . . because I wouldn't want to see another family go
through this."

Mr. Crosbie argues in an unproven statement of claim that moose
are a public nuisance that the government introduced and then
negligently failed to control.

Adult moose weigh between 360 and 450 kilograms or 800 to 1,000
pounds.

Collisions with the long-legged and top-heavy animals can be
devastating at highway speeds of 70 to 110 km/h, says the
statement of claim.

"A car's bumper and front grill typically will break the moose's
legs, causing the body of the moose to clear the car's hood and
deliver the bulk of the body weight into the windshield, crushing
the windshield, front roof beams and anyone in the front seats."


NUVELL CREDIT: Sued Over Failure to Release Certificate of Title
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The Madison-St. Clair Record reports that a credit company has
refused to release a certificate of title to a Bethalto couple
who filed for bankruptcy, according to a recently filed putative
class action complaint.

Michael and Kari Clark filed a lawsuit March 12 in the Madison
County Circuit Court against Nuvell Credit Company.

In their complaint, the Clarks allege they purchased a vehicle at
the Don Brown Chevrolet dealership in St. Louis on Sept. 15,
2004. They financed the vehicle through Nuvell.  Years later, on
Aug. 7, 2009, the Clarks filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which paid
off the remaining money the Clarks owed on the vehicle except for
a $1,500 difference in interest between the sales contract and
the Chapter 13 payment plan, according to the complaint.

On Jan. 30, 2014, the Clarks received a discharge in their
Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which discharged the $1,500 owed in
interest, the suit states.  However, they have not been provided
with a release of security interest or a certificate of title,
even though more than 21 days passed since the lien was
satisfied, the complaint says.

The Clarks claim Nuvell Credit Company has treated other people
the same way.  In turn, they are asking the court to certify
their complaint as a class action lawsuit and are seeking actual
damages of more than $50,000, attorneys' fees and other relief
the court deems just.

They are being represented by Shari L. Murphy of The Law Offices
of Shari L. Murphy in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-399.


ORBITAL INDUSTRIAL: Class Seeks to Recover Unpaid Travel Time
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Orbital Industrial Insulation
Corp., Case No. 1:14-cv-00043-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014)
alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com


OPPENHEIMER FUNDS: Class Action Settlement Gets Final Approval
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Steve Terrell, writing for The New Mexican, reports that a judge
gave final approval on April 2 to a settlement in which the state
agreed to pay $3.75 million to families who alleged mismanagement
of college savings plans that led to steep investment losses in
2008, just as their children were about to enter college.

State District Judge Glenn Ellington approved the settlement
between the six plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit, including
one Santa Fe woman, the state of New Mexico and the New Mexico
Education Trust Board.  The settlement allows the account holders
to pursue additional recovery of losses directly from Oppenheimer
Funds.

Oppenheimer previously paid $67.3 million to the state to
partially reimburse account holders for the losses they suffered.
The suit, filed in 2009, arose out of losses in New Mexico's 529
college savings plans suffered by account holders due to
investments in the Oppenheimer Core Bond Fund and two other
Oppenheimer fixed-income funds.

The suit alleged parents were encouraged to invest in the plans
to save for their children's college education and were required
to choose investment portfolios based on the age of their
children or the amount of risk they wished to assume.

Parents investing in the "conservative" and "ultraconservative"
portfolios were led to believe that their funds were invested in
safe mutual funds that would protect their savings to pay college
expenses.

However, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued, Oppenheimer and the
New Mexico Education Trust Board invested their college savings
in the Oppenheimer Core Bond Fund and two other Oppenheimer bond
funds that followed what the plaintiffs argued was an "ultra-
risky" strategy of investing in "mortgage-backed securities and
other toxic derivatives."

Those bond funds suffered catastrophic losses in 2008.  The
plaintiffs' lawyers argued that comparable bond funds actually
increased in value during that year.  As a result of those
losses, parents who invested in those Oppenheimer funds lost
nearly half of their investments, just when their children were
entering or about to enter college.

The original complaint said, "The reason for this shocking
performance was not bad luck or the overall performance of the
market . . . . Instead the state's fixed income holdings imploded
because the state, presumably upon the advice of its program
manager, placed and retained trust assets in 'fixed income'
holdings that were the very opposite of traditional, conservative
investments."

John Bienvenu, one of lawyers for the account holders, said, "Now
. . . we can take action directly against Oppenheimer for its
mismanagement in recommending and implementing these
inappropriate investments in Oppenheimer's own toxic bond funds."

Mr. Bienvenu said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
already settled claims for securities violations against
Oppenheimer that arose out of its "material misstatements."

Kevin Deiters, executive director of the Education Trust Board --
one of the defendants in the case -- said in a statement on
April 1, "The case was settled in July of 2013 and was approved
by former district court judge Stephen Pfeffer in October of
2013. The final action was ratification of the shareholders'
approval. The court found no liability on the part of the
Education Trust Board."

The plaintiffs in the case were Ping Lu of Albuquerque, Jill and
Richard McKeon of Los Angeles, Stephen Spencer of Sandoval
County, Spencer Stopa of Otero County and Judy Winnegar of Santa
Fe.


OSI SYSTEMS: Faces "Roberti" Securities Lawsuit in California
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The suit Roberti v. OSI Systems, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:13-cv-
09174-MWF-VBK continues in the United States District Court for
the Central District of California, according to the company's
Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.

On December 12, 2013, a putative class action complaint was filed
against the Company and certain of its officers in the United
States District Court for the Central District of California,
captioned Roberti v. OSI Systems, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:13-cv-
09174-MWF-VBK (the "Roberti Action").  The Roberti Action
purports to be brought on behalf of persons who purchased the
Company's common stock between January 24, 2012 and December 6,
2013.  The complaint generally asserts that defendants violated
section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act")
and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder and also that the
individual defendants violated section 20(a) of the Act by
misrepresenting or failing to disclose that the Company allegedly
manipulated operational testing of its Advanced Imaging
Technology by selectively picking the best sensors and thereby
causing the testing not to be representative of the scanners
already deployed at airports; that certain of the Company's
products allegedly raised strong privacy concerns and were
subject to disqualification for use in airport security
checkpoints; and that the Company allegedly manufactured its
products with parts that violated contracts with TSA, thereby
risking cancellation of the contracts.  Plaintiffs demand a jury
trial and seek class certification, unspecified damages, an award
of pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys' and
experts' fees, costs, and other unspecified relief.


PANTRY INC: Retail Buyers Offered to Dismiss Hot Fuel Suits
-----------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiffs in lawsuits filed by retail purchasers of motor fuel
against companies in the petroleum industry, including The
Pantry, Inc. offered to voluntarily dismiss with prejudice each
of the cases without any payment, according to the company's Jan.
30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended Dec. 26, 2013.

Since the beginning of fiscal 2007, over 45 class action lawsuits
have been filed in federal courts across the country against
numerous companies in the petroleum industry. Major petroleum
companies and significant retailers in the industry have been
named as defendants in these lawsuits. Initially, the company was
named as a defendant in eight of these cases, three of which have
recently been dismissed without prejudice. The company remains as
a defendant in five cases: one in North Carolina (Neese, et al.
v. Abercrombie Oil Company, Inc., et al., E.D.N.C., No. 5:07-cv-
00091-FL, filed 3/7/07); one in Alabama (Cook, et al. v. Chevron
USA, Inc., et al., N.D. Ala., No. 2:07-cv-750-WKW-CSC, filed
8/22/07); one in Georgia (Rutherford, et al. v. Murphy Oil USA,
Inc., et al., No. 4:07-cv-00113-HLM, filed 6/5/07); one in
Tennessee (Shields, et al. v. RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., et al.,
No. 1:07-cv-00169, filed 7/13/07); and one in South Carolina
(Korleski v. BP Corporation North America, Inc., et al., D.S.C.,
No 6:07-cv-03218-MDL, filed 9/24/07).

Pursuant to an Order entered by the Joint Panel on Multi-District
Litigation ("MDL"), all of the cases, including those in which
the company is named, have been transferred to the United States
District Court for the District of Kansas and consolidated for
all pre-trial proceedings.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuits generally allege that they are
retail purchasers who received less motor fuel than the
defendants agreed to deliver because the defendants measured the
amount of motor fuel they delivered in non-temperature adjusted
gallons which, at higher temperatures, contain less energy. These
cases seek, among other relief, an order requiring the defendants
to install temperature adjusting equipment on their retail motor
fuel dispensing devices and/or temperature disclosures. In
certain of the cases, including some of the cases in which the
company is named, plaintiffs also have alleged that because
defendants pay fuel taxes based on temperature adjusted 60 degree
gallons, but allegedly collect taxes from consumers on non-
temperature adjusted gallons, defendants receive a greater amount
of tax from consumers than they paid on the same gallon of fuel.
The plaintiffs in these cases seek, among other relief, recovery
of excess taxes paid and punitive damages. Both types of cases
seek compensatory damages, injunctive relief, attorneys' fees and
costs and prejudgment interest. The defendants filed motions to
dismiss all cases for failure to state a claim, which were denied
by the court on February 21, 2008.

On May 28, 2010, in a lawsuit in which the company is not a
party, the Court granted the Kansas Plaintiffs' Motion for Class
Certification as to liability and injunctive relief pursuant to
Rule 23(b)(2) but declined to certify a class for damages at that
time. The Kansas Defendants sought permission to appeal that
decision to the Tenth Circuit in June 2010, and that request was
denied on August 31, 2010. On November 21, 2011, the Kansas
Defendants filed a motion to decertify the Kansas classes in
light of a new favorable United States Supreme Court decision. On
January 19, 2012, the MDL judge denied the Defendants' motion to
decertify and, construing Plaintiffs response as a motion to
redefine the classes and for class certification under Rules
23(b)(3) and (c)(4), granted the Plaintiffs' motion as to the
liability and injunctive relief aspects of Plaintiffs' claims.
The Kansas Defendants again sought a Rule 23(f) appeal which the
Tenth Circuit denied on March 12, 2012.

On September 24, 2012, the jury in the Kansas case returned a
verdict in favor of defendants, finding that defendants did not
violate Kansas law by willfully failing to disclose temperature
and its effect on the energy content of motor fuel. On October 3,
2012 the judge in the Kansas case also ruled that defendants'
practice of selling motor fuel without disclosing temperature or
disclosing the effect of temperature was not unconscionable under
Kansas law. On April 5, 2013 and April 9, 2013, the judge granted
class certification to plaintiffs on the liability and injunctive
relief aspects of their claims against the nonsettling defendants
in the cases filed in California. On August 14, 2013, the Court
granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in the
California cases. The company is not a defendant in the
California cases. On October 9, 2013, at the invitation of the
Court, defendants and plaintiffs filed a joint suggested remand
and final MDL pretrial order for all the Non-California cases.

In the course of this litigation, the defendants in the Kansas
case won a unanimous defense verdict and the defendants in the
California cases won on summary judgment, notwithstanding the
Court's granting class certification as described.

In January 2014, Plaintiffs offered to voluntarily dismiss with
prejudice each of the cases to which the company is a party
without any payment or other consideration from the company. The
company is currently evaluating the offer and the parties are
discussing the dismissal documents. The Pantry anticipated that
the dismissal documents would likely be filed by the end of
January 2014.


PANTRY INC: Settlement in "Amason" Suit Awaits Approval
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The Pantry, Inc. awaits approval of a settlement reached in the
suit Patrick Amason v. Kangaroo Express and The Pantry, Inc. No.
CV-9-P-2117-W pending in the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Alabama, Western Division, according to
Pantry Inc.'s Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Dec. 26,
2013.

On October 19, 2009, Patrick Amason, on behalf of himself and a
putative class of similarly situated individuals, filed suit
against The Pantry in the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Alabama, Western Division (Patrick Amason v.
Kangaroo Express and The Pantry, Inc. No. CV-9-P-2117-W). On
September 9, 2010, a first amended complaint was filed adding
Enger McConnell on behalf of herself and a putative class of
similarly situated individuals. The plaintiffs seek class action
status and allege that The Pantry included more information than
is permitted on electronically printed credit and debit card
receipts in willful violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit
Transactions Act, codified at 15 U.S.C. Section 1681c(g). The
amended complaint alleges that: (i) plaintiff Patrick Amason
seeks to represent a subclass of those class members as to whom
the company printed receipts containing the first four and last
four digits of their credit and/or debit card numbers; and (ii)
plaintiff Enger McConnell seeks to represent a subclass of those
class members as to whom the company printed receipts containing
all digits of their credit and/or debit card numbers. The
plaintiffs seek an award of statutory damages of $100 to $1,000
for each alleged willful violation of the statute, as well as
attorneys' fees, costs, punitive damages and a permanent
injunction against the alleged unlawful practice.

On July 25, 2011, the court denied the plaintiffs' initial motion
for class certification but granted the plaintiffs the right to
file an amended motion.

On October 3, 2011, plaintiff filed an amended motion for class
certification seeking to certify two classes. The first purported
class, represented by Mr. Amason, consists of (A) all natural
persons whose credit and/or debit card was used at an in-store
point of sale owned or operated by the company from June 4, 2009
through the date of the final judgment in the action; (B) where
the transaction was in a Company store located in the State of
Alabama; and (C) in connection with the transaction, a receipt
was printed by Retalix software containing the first four and
last four digits of the credit/debit card number on the receipt
provided to the customer. The second purported class, represented
by Ms. McConnell, consists of (A) all natural persons whose
credit and/or debit card was used at an in-store point of sale
owned or operated by the company from June 1, 2009 through the
date of the final judgment in the action; and (B) in connection
with the transaction, a receipt was printed containing all of the
digits of the credit/debit card numbers on the receipt provided
to the customer.

The company opposed the plaintiffs' motion for class
certification and moved to dismiss the plaintiffs' claims on the
basis that the plaintiffs lack standing. On March 11, 2013, the
court denied the company's Motion to Dismiss For Lack of Standing
and certified the issue for interlocutory appeal to the United
States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The company filed a
petition with the 11th Circuit to take up the appeal of its
Motion to Dismiss at this juncture, rather than at the end of the
case and on June 20, 2013, the 11th Circuit granted the company's
petition.

On October 8, 2013, the company reached a proposed settlement in
principle with the plaintiffs which, if finalized in a definitive
agreement and approved by the court, will result in a dismissal
of this lawsuit. Under the proposed settlement, the company's
minimum liability would be $1.5 million plus the amount of
attorneys' fees awarded and the company's maximum liability,
including legal fees and expenses, would be $5.0 million.
Assuming that a definitive settlement agreement is executed and
approved by the court, the company estimates that its range of
liability, inclusive of attorneys' fees and expenses, will be
from $3.1 million to $5.0 million. The company accrued a reserve
of $3.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 relating to
the proposed settlement.

Final approval of the proposed settlement is expected to take
several months and there can be no assurance that a definitive
settlement agreement will be reached or that the settlement will
be approved by the court.


PAT TANK: Refused to Pay Travel Time, Motiva Workers Claim
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Pat Tank, Inc., Case No. 1:14-
cv-00073-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges violations of
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

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          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Charles Keith Kebodeaux, Esq.
          Hylmar Scott Alexander, Esq.
          KEBODEAUX, HARGRODER & ALEXANDER LLP
          2905 Toccoa Street
          Beaumont, TX 77703
          Telephone: (409) 832-0347(409) 832-0347
          Facsimile: (409) 838-0167
          E-mail: kkebodeaux@khalaw.com
                  salexander@khalaw.com

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          Casey Hugh Hargroder, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF KEITH KEBODEAUX
          2905 Toccoa Street
          Beaumont, TX 77703
          Telephone: (409) 832-0347(409) 832-0347
          Facsimile: (409) 838-0167
          E-mail: chargroder@khalaw.com


PCL INDUSTRIAL: Suit Seeks Payment of Travel Time Under FLSA
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Shawn Allen Hamilton, et al. v. PCL Industrial Construction
Company, Case No. 1:14-cv-00053-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10,
2014) alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:12-cv-00388-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Shawn Allen Hamilton, Jonathan A. Aceves, Mark
Anthony Aguilar, Ronnie Joseph Allen Jr., Victoriano Alonso
Jaramillo, Eugenio Alejandre Alvarez, Jose M. Alvarez-Torres,
Jose Luis Alvarez, Julio Medrano Amaro, Ernest A. Anderson III,
Nancy Andrio, Adan Olalde Angel, Louis Alberto Aquilar, Macedonio
Armendariz Jr., Laurencio Banda Avila, David Jackson Ayers Sr.,
Neal W. Barrett, Claude Vashon Bateaste, Fred R. Becerra, Elisa
Josefina Benavides, Eloy Benavides-Villarreal, Oziel V.
Benavides, Bincy Bennachen, Gerard Kevin Horde Bihm, Shawn
Boutte, James Louis Bowen, Kenya Marie Bradley, Victor Manuel
Briseno, Victor Manuel Briseno Jr., Clifton Paul Broughton,
Shanissa Latrell Syo Brown, Dale Ross Bruno, Greg James Bruno,
Abraham Buenrostro, Bear Gilory Burton, Dana Keith Butcher, Leroy
Butler Jr., Angela Champagne Cain, Juan Elias Calles, Jose
Calzoncinth, Narsiso Camargo Jr., George Robert Campbell, Abiel
Cantu, Hector Nereo Cantu Jr., Jesus G. Carabajal Jr., Jose E.
Cardona, Baldomero C. Castillo, Gildardo Castellanos, Jose
Mendoza Castellanos, Timoteo Paez Castaneda, Edgar Alberto
Cavazos, Sergio Guada Cavazos, Francisco J. Cepeda, Edgar Oswaldo
Cervantes, Ivan Benancio Cervantes Sanchez, Jaim Cervantes Bejar,
Joseph Paulose Chakkungal, Kendeus Paul Channell, Gustavo Davis
Chavarria, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jesus Chavez-Figueroa, Jose
Dejesus Chavez Herrera, Pablo Chavez, Brice Delaine Christian,
Mario Cisneros, Jeron Dewarn Clayton, Shermain Ruth Collins, Jose
Colon-Caraballo, Julia Azeneth Contreras, Gerson Geovany Cornejo,
Adan Coronado, Juan Delourdes Covarrubia, Nelson A. Cruz, Pedro
Cruz, Rufino Martinez Cruz, Mariana Davila, Rene Nieto Davila,
Servando Davila, Shirley M. Davis, Wesley Wendell Davis, Adriana
M. Delacruz, Cleal Patrick Derry Jr., Kevin Allan Dicken, Dario
Duarte, Genaro Duque Castillo, Julio Sesar Duran, Terra Devon
Duriso, Jarvis Lee Eaglin, Melvin Javier Elvir, Pedro Lazcano
Espinoza, Roberto Figueroa Jr., Adan Guzman Flores, Antonio
Flores Jr., Herminio Flores, Israel Flores, Marcelo Vazquez
Flores, Rafael Vazquez Flores, Dennis Ruben Forte, James Randy
Fowler Jr., Rondell Francis, Fernando Medina Galvan, Benjamin
Garcia-Becerra, Benjamin Gutierrez Garcia, Eduardo Becerra
Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Julio Garcia Martinez, Rogelio Garcia Jr.,
Rolando Garcia, Terry Garrett, Carlos Puente Garza, Felix Garza,
Fernando Garza-Lozano, Joaquin Gonzalez Garza, Julian Garza Jr.,
Frank Charles Gilbert, Arthur Ray Gillespie, Robert Lee
Gillespie, Oscar Fernando Godinez, Evan Everett Golden, Angel
Guadalupe Gomez, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Kevin Zuresh Gonzalez,
Marco A. Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Gonzalez, Rodrigo Garcia
Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Kotie Ray Gradnigo, Sandra Margarita
Grijalva, Garrett Clay Gros, Benigno Guadian Cardoza, Leonardo
Guadian Jr., Rudy Guerra, Khristopher Ron Keit Guillory, Jose
Ignacio Gutierrez, Juan M. Gutierrez Ramos, Mario Alfonso
Gutierrez, Mario Omar Gutierrez, Miguel A. Gutierrez Martinez,
Joel Eliv Guzman, Dennis Martin Hammett Jr., Dorothy Marie
Hanson, Trelonda Patrice Hartley, Orrin Bernard Hayes, Huey Paul
Hebert, Julio Cesar Hermosillo, Hector S. Hernandez, Jose Angel
Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Juan G. Hernandez, Juan Jose
Hernandez Jr., Juan Manuel Hernandez, Miguel Angel Hernandez,
Roque F. Hernandez-Barraza, Jorge Luis Hinojosa, Roderick Jovonne
Howard, Shannon Lucas Howard, Barnie C. Howell Jr., Gregory Wayne
Hudson, Benito Huerta, Zachary Scott Hulet, Cecilia Hilario
Hyden, Victor Izaguirre Camargo, Gil S. Jackson, Gualberto
Jaimes, Iju James James, Christopher Andrew Jordan, Herman Joyas-
Robinson, Randy Lebouf, Dewayne Keith Lecompte Sr., Armando
Estrada Llanos, Ricardo Lopez, Alexandro Lozano, Rodrigo Luna
Jr., Cristian Valencia Magana, Gerardo Manzo Alvarez, Benjamin
Herrera Marron, Cesar Morales Marroquin, Alex Pineda Martinez,
Alfredo Martinez, Humberto Avalos Martinez, Jose Angel Martinez
Barajas, Jorge Gonzalez Martinez, Maria Marina Martinez, Maynor
Martinez Velazquez, Sabas Lira Martinez, Raymond Massey, Terrence
Lamont Mayes, Michael Charles Mcgallion, Elvin Dewayne Mcneely,
Melesio Galvan Medina, Salvador Barajas Medina, David Minix,
Mario Cesar Minjares, Roberto Minjares Jr., Stpehen Horace
Minton, Keidrick Rodon Mitchell, Jorge Luis Molina Jr., Alfredo
Moncada, Arnulfo Garcia Mondragon, Jesus Rangel Monjaraz, Jeremy
Paul Monk, Necia Mccartney Monk, Antonio Apolinar Morales Jr.,
Aldo Moreno Garcia, Amado Guerra Moreno, Johnnie Glover
Mukherjee, Bayardo Jose Munguia, Tomas Reyna Narvaez Jr., Cruz
Hernandez Navarro, Isaias I Navarro, Gerardo Morales Negrete,
Adrian Nevarez, Javier Sandoc Nunez-Sandoval, Jose Guadalupe
Nunez, Roberto Carlos Obregon, Aurelio Ayala Oceguera, Juan Pablo
Oceguera, Gaitan Octavio, Eric Damian Ortega, Juan Gregorio
Ortega, Jeremy Anthony Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, Esperanza L. Padron
Hueta, Julio Palma, Francisco Javier Paz, Jose J. Pedroza, Angel
Perez Jr., Luis Antonio Perez, Jacob Alex Perritt, Robert Glenn
Perritt, Khanh Huy Pham, Khuong Minh Pham, James Edward Phillips
II, Andre Price, Jesus Silva Pulido, Jose Jesus Pulido, Roberto
Pulido-Chavez, Carlos Omar Quintanilla, Jaime Omar Quintanilla,
Jesus Guadalupe Quintanilla, Jose Rogelio Quintanilla, Miguel A.
Quintanilla, Angel Flores Ramirez, Eduardo Ramirez Garcia, Martin
Hernan Ramirez, Javier Rangel, Mario Maldonado Rangel, Harold
Edward Rankin, Jose Alberto Reyes, Reymundo Mendoza Reyes,
Rodolfo Rosas Reyes, Raul G. Reynoso, Arthur Lee Richardson II,
Alberto Rios-Cantu, Federico Valladares Rios, Raudel Quintanilla
Rios, Juan C. Rivera, Miguel Angel Rivera-Santos, Jesus
Rodriguez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Edgar Omar
Roque-Figueroa, Pablo Sablon, Jose Ramon Salazar, Juan Enrique
Salazar Jr., Julio C. Salazar, Eberardo Salinas, Arturo Vasquez
Sanchez, Hilario Sanchez, Isai Sanchez-Casas, Fernando J.
Saucillo, Tomas Estrada Sauceda, Akeem Jarrard Scott, Gustavo E.
Sepulveda-Chapa, Abelardo V. Silva, Raul Limon Silva, Ricardo
Silva, Joshua Caylin Simmons, Anthony Layne Smart, Sedrick Demond
Stallworth, Philip Elias Steffey, Alfred Lee Stewart Jr.,
Kantrelle Deon Stewart, Patrick Wade Stout, Antonio Bernard Teal,
Sherry Darlene Terry, Andrew Thomas, Charles Wayne Thomas,
Eduardo Trigo, Itelio Salvador Turcios, Ellis Patrick Tyler,
Jesus M. Urbano-Blanco, Nychriston Raysharon Ursin, James Allen
Varner, Scott Vega, Sergio Quintanilla Vega, Juan M Villanueva,
Deanna Merrill Washington, Warren Jackson West, Aaron Lamont
Williams, Stevie Deon Worlds, Juan Francisco Zamarron, Daniel Lee
Harvey, Michael David Stuntz, Tucker Shane Steele, Andres
Figueroa Jr., Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Shawanda Thibodeaux
Smith, Pedro A. Mercedes, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu,
Roy Lee Daniels Jr., Jorge E. Salinas, Issac Joseph Louis Jr.,
Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Melvin Lamar White, Rodolfo Bear,
Cynthia Lynn Dyson, Pedro A. Mercedes, Luis Garcia-Andrade, James
Milton Thomas, Daviun Ramond Julien, Alonzo Knatt Jr., Howard
Eugene Leblanc Jr., Jose Alfredo Zamora-Cardenas, Jose Rolando
Muniz, Shawanda Thibodeaux Smith, Roberto Saucedo, Olga Lidia
Valladares, Martin Ramirez-Castaneda, Martha Elva Trujillo,
Gerardo Lopez, Efrain Aguilar Cisneros, Rodney Louis Williams,
Roberto Valencia Figueroa, Miguel Asiel Gonzalez Jr., Jose Mario
Martinez Jr., Martin Adrusbel Vela, Latricia Evangline Garner,
Marterya Queshan Young-Aguilar, Fernandez Rodriguez, Ernesto Diaz
Rodriguez, Emilson Rodriguez Rodriguez, William Ros Ado,
Francisco Valentin-Avino, Roy Dean Clark, Jacob Mcgrew, Robert M.
Rutland, Francisco J. Colon Villodas, Julio Luis Colon Villodas,
Lucio Anton Lara-Escarpita, Paul Allen Simons, Latricia Evangline
Garner, Jose Edgar Cantu, Jorge E. Salinas, Tucker Shane Steele,
Manboad Shivram, Howard Eugene Leblanc Jr., Alvin Shinette,
Salvador Alvarez Jr., Susanna Kate Cochran, Quincy Devon
Thompson, Juan Vazquez Lara, Jorge Alfonso Gaona, Juan C.
Maldonado-Santos, Rafael Garcia-Rangel, Gerardo Lopez, Juan Jose
Garcia Rangel, Pamela Yvonne Fontenot, Joey Lee Cantu, Luis E.
Zelaya, Bernardo Leal Jr., Martin Becerra Hernandez, Ralph
Aleman, Oswaldo Figueroa Torres, Ismael Arce Jr., Josue Saenz,
Juan Humberto Muniz-Alejo, Jose Guadalupe Saenz Jr., Roberto
Valencia Figueroa, Cristobal Torres, Jesus Herrera, Faustine
Margaret Manaway, Andres Figueroa Jr., Francisco J. Colon
Villodas, Nicholas James Figueroa, Juan Sandoval, Sandra Faye
Doyle Stelley, Doris M. Martin, Narsiso Camargo, Jr., Pedro A.
Mercedes, Miguel Martinez Rivera, Jeffery Michael Hays, Adolfo
Pascual Antonetti, Ashford A. Ballantyne, Christopher Bouley,
Juan J. Camacho, Alfonso Guerrero Chapa, Terry Ray Cherry,
Williams Joseph Clark, Charles J. Comeaux, Tina M. Comeaux, Jaime
Diaz, Victor Hugo Garza, Dickie Gee, Damian Ledoux, Nicole
Carolynn Mcdaniel, Jorge Medina, Olga Thaisha Melendez, Jerry
Lanell Miller, Hirosi Gomez Nakao, Charles Newton, Baudelio
Nunez, Tony G. Polanco, Hector Rios, Jesse Rojas, Cinthia Acosta
Torres, Robert M. Turner, Jr., Aniceto Lopez Valdez, Juan Velez,
Marcos Verdin, James Edward Yarber, Donald R. Young, Juan Zamora,
Hector Olivarez, and Daniel Eduardo Chapa.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

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          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Fritz Barham Lewis, Jr., Esq.
          OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART-HOUSTON
          500 Dallas Street, Suite 3000
          Houston, TX 77002-4709
          Telephone: (713) 655-0855(713) 655-0855
          Facsimile: (713) 655-0020
          E-mail: barham.lewis@odnss.com


PENTAIR THERMAL: Faces Texas Suit Alleging FLSA Violations
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Pentair Thermal Management, LLC,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00071-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and assigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

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          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Fritz Barham Lewis, Jr., Esq.
          OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART-HOUSTON
          500 Dallas Street, Suite 3000
          Houston, TX 77002-4709
          Telephone: (713) 655-0855(713) 655-0855
          Facsimile: (713) 655-0020
          E-mail: barham.lewis@odnss.com

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          Grant D. Petersen, Esq.
          Kathleen Liever, Esq.
          OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART, PC - TAMPA
          100 N Tampa Street, Suite 3600
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813) 289-1247(813) 289-1247
          Facsimile: (813) 289-6530
          E-mail: grant.petersen@odnss.com
                  kathleen.liever@odnss.com


PFIZER INC: Faces "Maloney" Suit in Ohio Over Lipitor Drug
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Carla S. Maloney and Robert Maloney, 420 Nordale Avenue, Dayton,
Ohio 45420 v. Pfizer Inc., 235 East 42nd Street, New York, New
York 10017, Case No. 3:14-cv-00042-TMR (S.D. Ohio, February 10,
2014) is an action for damages suffered by the Plaintiff as a
proximate result of the Defendant's alleged negligent and
wrongful conduct in connection with the design, testing, and
labeling, of Lipitor (also known chemically as Atorvastatin
Calcium).

Lipitor is prescribed to reduce the amount of cholesterol and
other fatty substances in the blood.  Lipitor is an HMG-CoA
reductase inhibitor and a member of the drug class known as
statins.

New York-based Pfizer Inc. produces, manufactures, distributes,
advertises, promotes, supplies and sells Lipitor to distributors
and retailers for resale to physicians, hospitals, pharmacies,
and medical practitioners.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Penny Unkraut Hendy, Esq.
          SCHACHTER, HENDY & JOHNSON P.S.C.
          909 Wright Summit Parkway, Suite 210
          Ft. Wright, KY 41011
          Telephone: (859) 578-4444(859) 578-4444
          Facsimile: (859) 578-4440
          E-mail: phendy@pschachter.com

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          Robert K. Jenner, Esq.
          Lindsey M. Craig, Esq.
          JANET, JENNER & SUGGS, LLC
          1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 165
          Baltimore, MD 21208
          Telephone: (410) 653-3200(410) 653-3200
          Facsimile: (410) 653-9030
          E-mail: RJenner@myadvocates.com
                  LCraig@myadvocates.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Julie A. Callsen, Esq.
          TUCKER ELLIS LLP
          950 Main Avenue, Suite 100
          Cleveland, OH 44113
          Telephone: (216) 696-2286(216) 696-2286
          Facsimile: (216) 592-5009
          E-mail: julie.callsen@tuckerellis.com


PMC COMMERCIAL: Has Trading Plan Agreement With Hoak Entities
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PMC Commercial Trust disclosed details of a Memorandum and
Agreement of Settlement it reached with Hoak & Co., Hoak Public
Equities, L.P., among others, according to PMC's Jan. 30, 2013,
Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Under the terms of the Memorandum and Agreement of Settlement
dated as of January 28, 2014 by and among Hoak & Co., Hoak Public
Equities, L.P. (together with Hoak & Co., "Hoak"), the Company,
Southfork Merger Sub, LLC, CIM REIT, Jan Salit, Barry Berlin, Dr.
Martha Rosemore Morrow, Nat Cohen, and Barry Imber (the
"Memorandum and Agreement of Settlement"), which remains subject
to final court approval and consummation of the Merger, CIM
Service Provider, LLC ("CIM Manager") will enter into a trading
plan designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities
Exchange Act (the "Exchange Act").

The trading plan, which is called a Rule 10b5-1 Purchase Plan and
was entered on January 29, 2014 by CIM Manager, the Company and
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, provides for
the purchase of up to 2.75 million common shares of the Company
at prices up to $5.00 per share.

Under the terms of the trading plan, share purchases shall be
conducted in compliance with Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act,
including in respect of "block purchases" as contemplated by this
Rule. The trading plan provides for the purchase of shares
commencing on the first trading day following the consummation of
the Merger and related transactions. The trading plan will, in
general, expire on the date that 2.75 million common shares of
the Company have been purchased or August 10, 2014, whichever is
earlier.

Additionally, the Company will be responsible for providing and
administering notice of the class action settlement to the
members of the settlement class, and will pay all reasonable
costs incurred in providing such notice.  The Company and its
subsidiary, Southfork Merger Sub, LLC, as well as CIM REIT, have
also agreed to payment of reasonable attorney's fees and expenses
of plaintiffs' counsel, as may be awarded by the court, of up to
$772,000.

Plaintiff REIT Redux, L.P. entered into a separate agreement, to
resolve its individual claims.


SPRINT CORP: Investor Suit Obtains Class Action Status
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Mark Davis, writing for The Kansas City Star, reports that an
investor lawsuit brought against Sprint Corp. five years ago has
won court approval as a class action case.

Several individual and institutional investors had sued in U.S.
District Court in Kansas City, Kan., in 2009 citing problems
dating back to Sprint's 2005 merger with Nextel.  In a recent
ruling, U.S. District Judge Eric F. Melgren held that investors
who owned Sprint shares and bonds during the period in question
share enough common elements to be treated as a group. They don't
have to sue separately.

"We are disappointed with the court's decision," Sprint
spokeswoman Stephanie Vinge Walsh said in an email.  "However,
this is not a ruling on the merits of the underlying case but
simply that the case can proceed as a class action."

The lawsuit names as defendants Sprint Nextel Corp., its former
chief executive officer Gary D. Forsee, its former chief
financial officer Paul N. Saleh who served as interim CEO after
Mr. Forsee's departure, and its former controller William G.
Arendt who served as acting chief financial officer.

Investors complained that between Oct. 26, 2006, and Feb. 27,
2008, the company and top officials falsely claimed the merger
between Sprint and Nextel was generating significant benefits.
They cited press releases, conference calls with analysts and
investors as well as company filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

Sprint was claiming billions of dollars in savings from the
merger, a better mix of customers from changes in credit
standards, and progress in combining the companies' wireless
networks, the investors said.

"Plaintiffs claim that Sprint's true condition was not revealed
until after Dan Hesse was named CEO of Sprint on December 8,
2007. This was two months after Sprint's board of directors
forced defendant Forsee to resign as the company's CEO and
chairman," Judge Melgren said in a 27-page memorandum and order.

Judge Melgren's order noted that "in a little more than six
months, Sprint's stock price dropped almost 70 percent" from
$23.25 to less than $7.15.

In addition to individuals, the investors that sued included the
PACE Industry Union-Management Pension Fund, Skandia Life
Insurance Co. and the West Virginia Investment Management Board.


STERLING JEWELERS: Faces Gender Discrimination Class Action
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Rob Bates, writing for JCKonline.com, reports that Sterling
Jewelers has become the target of an unusually high-profile
attempt at an arbitration class action, which charges that
America's largest jewelry retailer pays female employees less
than their male counterparts.

The motion for class certification, which was the subject of a
March 28 story in The New York Times, lists 12 former and current
Sterling employees as complainants.  It charges a "pattern of sex
discrimination in promotion and compensation decisions" at
Sterling, where male employees regularly earn more money than
their female counterparts and have a better shot at being
promoted.  It also claims that Sterling's reluctance to post job
openings --allegedly relying on what plaintiff lawyers term a
"tap on the shoulder" promotion system -- as well as a purported
corporate policy dissuading employees from openly discussing
salaries contribute to the situation.

Sterling, which owns the Kay and Jared chains as well as regional
nameplates like J.B. Robinson, staunchly denied the claims,
calling them "groundless."

"Fairness, equal opportunity, and respect for our female
employees -- and all employees -- are central to who we are,"
said a statement from spokesman David Bouffard.  "We take pride
in the fact that of our more than 10,000 sales team members, more
than 7 out of 10 are women, as are more than 7 in 10 assistant
managers and 6 in 10 store managers."

"Our merit-based polices and our track record in pay and
promotions decisions belie the claims in the lawsuit," the
statement continues.

Also included in the motion are allegations of sexual harassment,
some of which date back a decade.  Several female complainants
allege they were subject to unwelcome advances and inappropriate
remarks by male counterparts and claim these episodes were not
properly addressed when reported internally.

Mr. Bouffard responded that the company took all claims seriously
and investigated them "thoroughly."

"The facts show that they are without merit," he said. "We have
had strict anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies for
decades, and we have enforced them, including disciplinary action
or termination for employees who have violated them."

He further notes that a Sept. 2008 suit against Sterling by the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which centered on the
unequal pay allegations and involved 11 of the complainants, was
dismissed on March 10 by a New York federal court judge.

The allegations were originally brought to confidential
arbitration proceedings under Sterling's alternative dispute
resolution program.  In 2009, the case arbitrator ruled the
women's attorneys could file their complaint as a class action,
leading to a legal fight that Sterling attempted to take to the
U.S. Supreme Court, which in 2012 declined to hear the case.
This year, the case arbitrator allowed the complainants' law firm
to make its motion for class certification public.

The would-be class-action alleges violations of the Equal Pay
Act, among other charges, and seeks unspecified damages.  If
certified, some 20,000 Sterling current and former female
employees could qualify as members of the class, the document
said.

But the retailer says it will fight any attempt to make this into
a larger action, pledging to "vigorously defend the company
against groundless legal claims that misrepresent our company's
deep commitment to, and history of, equal opportunity."


TOYOTA MOTOR: Recalls 6.39 Million Vehicles Over Safety Defects
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The Associated Press reports that Toyota Motor Corp. said on
April 9 it's recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for various
safety defects.  The total rises to 6.76 million if vehicles with
multiple recalls -- like the Yaris subcompact -- are counted for
each recall.

No one has been injured due to the recalls, but the company says
two fires have been linked to a defective engine starter.

This is a breakdown of the vehicles and defects involved.

PROBLEM: Electric connections can be damaged when the steering
wheel is turned, which could deactivate the air bags.

VEHICLES INVOLVED: 3.5 million. Includes the RAV4, Vanguard,
Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, Land Cruiser Prado, Highlander, Tacoma,
Reiz, Camry, Hilux, Fortuner, Innova and Pontiac Vibe (which was
developed for General Motors by Toyota). Vehicles were made
between June 2004 and December 2010.

PLACES SOLD: Mostly North America, but also Japan, China, Europe,
India and elsewhere.

PROBLEM: Spring in the front seat rails could break, so the seat
may not lock into position.

VEHICLES INVOLVED: 2.32 million. Includes the Ist, Vitz, Belta,
Ractis, Scion xD, Urban Cruiser and Yaris built between January
2005 and August 2010.

PLACES SOLD: Mostly Japan, but also North America, Europe, China
and elsewhere.

PROBLEM: Weld that connects the steering column bracket to the
instrument panel can break if the steering wheel is repeatedly
turned with full force.  The steering column may tilt out of
position, but the driver can still control the car.

VEHICLES INVOLVED: 760,000. Includes the Ist, Vitz, Belta,
Ractis, Scion xD, Urban Cruiser and Yaris built between September
2005 and February 2009.

PLACES SOLD: Mostly Europe, but also Japan.

PROBLEM: Faulty windshield wiper motors.

VEHICLES INVOLVED: 160,000. Includes the Ist, Vitz, Belta and
Ractis built between September 2005 and February 2008.

PLACES SOLD: Japan.

PROBLEM: Metallic particles may accumulate in the engine
starter's circuitry, increasing the risk of a fire.

VEHICLES INVOLVED: 20,000. Includes the Porte, Spade, Corolla
Axio, Corolla Fielder, Auris, Ractis and Subaru Trezia (developed
by Toyota for Subaru). Vehicles were built between March 2012 and
August 2013.

PLACES SOLD: Japan and Hong Kong.


TRACER INDUSTRIES: Faces Collective Action by Motiva Workers
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Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Tracer Industries Management
Co., Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-00036-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10,
2014) alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Fritz Barham Lewis, Jr., Esq.
          OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART-HOUSTON
          500 Dallas Street, Suite 3000
          Houston, TX 77002-4709
          Telephone: (713) 655-0855(713) 655-0855
          Facsimile: (713) 655-0020
          E-mail: barham.lewis@odnss.com

               - and -

          Grant D. Petersen, Esq.
          Kathleen Liever, Esq.
          OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART, PC-TAMPA
          100 N Tampa Street, Suite 3600
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813) 289-1247(813) 289-1247
          Facsimile: (813) 289-6530
          E-mail: grant.petersen@odnss.com
                  kathleen.liever@odnss.com


TRADER JOE'S: Settles Suit Over Misuse of "Natural" Claims
----------------------------------------------------------
Kyla Asbury, writing for Legal Newsline, reports that Trader
Joe's has agreed to a proposed $3.375 million settlement in a
class action lawsuit over alleged misuse of "natural" claims.

The plaintiffs claimed Trader Joe's mislabeled products as "All
Natural" or "100% Natural" that actually contained certain
allegedly synthetic ingredients.

The order granting preliminary approval of the settlement was
filed Feb. 6.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
will make a final ruling on the settlement at a hearing on July 9
in San Francisco.

"The court finds that the agreement contains no obvious
deficiencies, that the parties entered into the agreement in good
faith . . . and that the agreement is sufficiently within the
range of reasonableness such that the class notice of agreement
should be disseminated to the settlement class," the order
states.

The lawsuit, which was filed in 2011 in the U.S. District Court
of Northern California, claimed products contained ascorbic acid,
cocoa processed with alkali, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium
citrate, xanthan gum and vegetable monoglycerides and
diglycerides.

The specific products mentioned in the lawsuit included Joe-Joe's
Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies, Joe-Joe's Chocolate Sandwich
Creme Cookies, Trader Joe's Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls, Trader Joe's
Buttermilk Biscuits, Trader Giotto's 100% Natural Fat Free
Ricotta Cheese and Trader Joe's Fresh Pressed Apple Juice,
according to the suit.

Class members of the class action settlement include anyone who
purchased the specific Trader Joe's products between Oct. 24,
2007, and Feb. 6.

Class members are eligible to receive payment for up to 10 total
purchases of the products -- which range in prices from $2.70 to
$3.99.

Class members with proof of purchase can receive compensation for
more than 10 total purchases of the products.

Trader Joe's denied any wrongdoing and said its products were
labeled in accordance with existing laws, but has agreed to the
settlement to avoid further costs and inconvenience.

Attorneys are required to submit a motion for attorneys' fees at
least 30 days before the opt-out date of June 16, according to
court documents.

The plaintiffs are being represented by Michael D. Braun --
mdb@braunlawgroup.com -- of Braun Law Group; McKean James Evans,
Joseph N. Kravec Jr. -- jkravec@fdpklaw.com -- and Wyatt A. Lison
-- wlison@fdpklaw.com -- of Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec; and
Janet Lindner Spielberg of the Law Office of Janet Lindner
Spielberg.

Trader Joe's is being represented by Carla Jean Christofferson --
cchristofferson@omm.com -- Randall W. Edwards -- redwards@omm.com
-- and Kate G. Ides -- kides@omm.com -- of O'Melveny & Myers.

The case was assigned to District Judge William H. Orrick.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case
number: 3:11-cv-05188


TUESDAY MORNING: Settlement Talks Stayed Discovery in "Randell"
---------------------------------------------------------------
The parties in the suit Julia Randell, et. al., v. Tuesday
Morning, Inc., No. BC403298 have agreed to stay further discovery
in light of current settlement discussions, according to Tuesday
Morning Corporation's Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
Dec. 31, 2013.

The Company is defending against a class action lawsuit filed in
California Superior Court, Los Angeles County, on December 5,
2008 -- Julia Randell, et. al., v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., No.
BC403298 (Cal. Super. Ct.) --  in which the original complaint
alleged violations of California's meal and rest period laws.
The named plaintiffs, who are former employees of the Company,
subsequently amended the complaint three times.  Narrowing their
class allegations, the two named plaintiffs moved on March 14,
2012 to certify a class on the issue of whether the Company's
alleged practice of providing "on-duty" meal periods to Senior
Sales Associates violates the California Labor Code.  The Court
granted that motion on June 20, 2012, certifying a class
comprised of current and former Senior Sales Associates who
worked for the Company in California, and who were required to
take meal breaks "on duty" at any point from April 1, 2005 to the
present.  The Company filed motions to decertify the class and
for summary judgment on January 4, 2013, which the Court denied
on March 29, 2013.  The parties have agreed to stay further
discovery in light of current settlement discussions.


TURNER INDUSTRIES: Sued by Motiva Workers Over Unpaid Travel Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. Turner Industries Group LLC,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00037-MAC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Marcia A. Crone, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Donald Francis Lighty, Esq.
          STEVENS BALDO FREEMAN & LIGHTY, L.L.P.
          550 Fannin, Suite 700
          Beaumont, TX 77701
          Telephone: (409) 835-5200(409) 835-5200
          Facsimile: (409) 838-5638
          E-mail: lighty@sbf-law.com


TYCO HEALTHCARE: Siskinds Launches Mesh Class Action
----------------------------------------------------
The law firm Siskinds, Desmeules, Avocats, s.e.n.c.r.l. on April
4 disclosed that it has launched a class action against
Tyco Healthcare Group Canada ULC, doing business under Covidien
regarding its transvaginal mesh products.

Transvaginal mesh products (also referred to as pelvic mesh
products, vaginal mesh, a "hammock", or a "sling") are used to
treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in
women.  These products are alleged to have high failure, injury,
and complication rates, which could result in frequent and often
debilitating re-operations and potentially cause severe and
irreversible injuries, conditions and damages.

The Motion alleges that Covidien failed to adequately warn
patients and physicians of the magnitude of the risk of serious
side effects when using one of their transvaginal mesh products
compared to alternative treatments.  Possible side effects
include mesh erosion through the vaginal wall, infection, pain,
bladder perforation, vaginal scarring, pain during sexual
intercourse, and other problems which may lead to a significant
decrease in quality of life due to discomfort and pain.  Caroline
Perrault, a lawyer with Siskinds Desmeules, states, concerning
the proceeding: "We believe Covidien will be required to explain
to Canadians what it knew about the risks associated with its
transvaginal mesh products and when it first became aware of
those risks.  In this case, we are concerned with whether
Canadians were adequately warned of the risks associated with
using the products in question."

It is too early at this stage to quantify the number of potential
class members, but it is anticipated that the amount is
significant.  Canadians who have experienced adverse events from
a transvaginal mesh product are encouraged to visit the web site
http://www.classaction.cato write at email address:
meshaction@siskinds.com or to call at: (418) 694-2009(418) 694-2009 for further
information.


UP PROFESSIONAL: Fails to Pay Travel Time, Motiva Workers Claim
---------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher P. Abrego, et al. v. UP Professional Solutions LLC,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00074-RC (E.D. Tex., February 10, 2014) alleges
violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case is one of the numerous lawsuits filed under the FLSA and
consolidated under Case No. 1:13-cv-00414-RC in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  On February 10, 2014,
the lawsuit was severed from the Consolidated Case, filed by the
Plaintiffs against a particular employer, and reassigned to the
docket of Judge Ron Clark, still in the Eastern District of
Texas.

According to the complaint, during various time periods, the
Plaintiffs performed work at the Motiva Port Arthur, Texas SBU2
Crude Expansion Project.  The Plaintiffs disclosed that they were
required by the Defendants to report for work at a certain
location whereupon the Plaintiffs were to get on a bus and be
transported to the Motiva facility, and would be taken back by
bus to the original point of departure.  The Plaintiffs allege
that the time they were forced to be on the buses is compensable
under the FLSA and not excluded by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

The Plaintiffs are Christopher P. Abrego; Juan Arturo Acosta,
Adriana Z. Garcia; Federico Aguilar; Ivan Aguilar; Jesus Aguilar-
Heredia; Bernando Aguirre; Victor Aguirre; Jose Alanis; Araujo
Ramos Albertico; Fernandez Alberto; Andres Alcantar; Jorge A.
Alcantar; Rogionerto Guzman Alcantar; Fernando Alegria; Ronert
Anda Alonzo; Jose Gustavo Alvarado; Abiel Alvarez; Melendez
Ambrocio; Anthony Lavergne; Antonio Reyes; Luis Alberto Araica;
Jose M. Aranda Davila; Sergio Edgardo Araujo; Moises Arce; Edwin
Ricard Arevalo; Arturo Fraga, Jr. Arturo Vara Fraga; Sam Asta,
Jr.; Francisco T. Barragan; Ancelma Barrera-Escobar; Julio C.
Bautista; Zeferino Bazaldua Alcala; Miguel A. Bell; Shawn Bell;
Roy Thomas Bowden; Anthony Loyd Bowman; Michael Dwaine Briscoe,
Jr.; Clinton Brown; Enrique Morales Bustamante; Jose L. Canamar-
Segura; Jose Eddie Cantu; Marco A. Cantu; Jorge A. Cantu-Salinas;
Kevin J. Carbajal; Humberto Vega Cardenas; Cody Earl Carpenter;
Rommel Rene Castaneda; Ramon Castellanos-Valdez; Jessie James
Castillo; Crispin Gonzalez Castro; Jose Luis Cazares; Manuel
Cerda-Campos; Rene Chaires; John Ricardo Charlemagne; Charles
Arthur Newman, Jr.; David Wayne Chatman, Jr.; Craig Stephen Jaco;
Jason Andrew Daigle; Daniel Hernandez; Nicasio Maldonado Davalos;
Nathan Price Davis; Julio Cesar Delagarza; Derek Christopher
Zenon; Chad Michael Dixon; Doris Groupierre; Edward Romero
Burgos; Eric Anthony Rodela; Rolando Estrada; Eusebio Vasquez
Padron; Dana M. Farr; Osvaldo Felix; Anthony Flores; Damian Lopez
Francisco; Javier Fonseca Francisco; Fabian Garcia; Guadalupe
Garcia; Jose Joel Garcia; Maria Alejandra Garcia; Jose J. Garcia-
Leal; Benny Keith Garza; Francisco Cavazos Garza; Oscar Ramon
Garza; Rosalia Ruiz Garza; Adam Glen Gentry; Earl Jerome Gilbert,
Sr.; Fernando Giraldo; Hector Gonzalez, Jr.; Emmanuel Garcia
Gonzalez; Scarlett Gonzalez; Silbano Chavez Gonzalex; Ignacio
Gonzalez-Garica; Efrain Gracia; Homero Gracia; Reynaldo Gracia-
Cantu; Jesus Gerardo Gracia-Deleon; Theodore Jerome Graham;
Gregory Lee Carrington; Dennis F. Griggs, Jr.; Guadalupe Ramiro
Guerra; Juan Roel Guerra; John Aungel Guillory; Anselmo A. De La
Guzman; Maricela Guzman; Demarcus Ladale Hadnot; Nicolo J.
Hannan, Jr.; Daniel Glenn Harrington; Elton Dewayne Harris; Harry
Cruz-Ramos; Jennifer Darlene Hartman; Jose R. Hernandez; Lucio
Rosales Hernandez; Julian Octavio Herrera; William Sylvester
Hildreth; Andres Hinojosa; Baldemar Hinojosa; Shinette Hollis
Holman; Alan Howell; Allen Dean Howell; John Daniel Howell;
Matthew Jefferson Huckabee; Dony Ignacio; Ismael Valdez, Jr.;
Gerren Danard Jackson; Hazel Mae Jenkins; Jesus Diaz Jimenez;
Joaquin Ramirez Soloana; Joe Andrew Flores; Herbert Johnson, Jr.;
Barbara Ann Johnson; Jonathon Dee Ashy; Brian Keith Jones; Jose
Adrian Bonilla Barrera; Jose Carlos Sanchez; Sidney Joubert, Jr.;
Jefferey Joubert; Federico Raul Juarez; John Emnauel Jupiter;
Jeffery Lane Kaspar; Kevin Larue Haney; Lisa Grant Kimball; Muthu
Krishnan Lalan; Luis Hernandez Lejia; Leonardo D. Rodriguez;
Leroy Jimmy Dickens; Patrick Im Letulle; Nathell Lewis; Ray J.
Lewis; Scledrick Tobias Lewis; Dennis Earl Leyendecker; John
Thomas Leyendecker; Ernest Martinez Leyva; Oscar Eduardo Linares;
Jorge Lira Bernal; Lorenzo Alvarez Fernandez; Horace Lucas, III;
Lucindo Saldivar; Jesus Heredia Macedo; Shawn Kelly Manasco;
Magdaleno Urzua Manruque; Manuel Rios; Don Louis Marks, Jr.;
Martin C. Perez, Jr.; Jesus Adrian Martinez; Marco Antonio
Martinez; Raul Vigo Martinez; Jose J. Martinez-Leal; Roger Thomas
Mayes; Alfredo Medina; Daniel Medina; Victor Medina; Aaron James
Menard; Omar Gervacio Mendoza; Ernesto Mendoza-Sanchez; Martin
Mercado; Michael Lee Garcia; Travis Ryan Miles; Gudberto Miranda,
Jr.; Freddy Mireles; Jose De Rosario Mireles; Victor M. Monroy;
Celso Montanez; Jorge Luis Montanez; Demond Mcneil Montreal;
Maria Dejesus Mora; Enrique Morua; Jeremy Shane Morvant; Jose
Guadalupe Munguia; Jose Juan Munguia-Flores; Sergio Isaac Munoz;
Christopher Ray Musick; Constantino Navarette; Martha D. Moreno
Negrete; Bonita Faya Nelson; Juan Manuel Obregon; Elijio Ochoa;
Christian I. Ocon; Pedro Olalde; Juan Carols Olivares; Reyes Be
Ordones; Benito Mendoz Ordonez; Roberto Mejia Ortega; Benjamin
Ortz-Rivera; Oscar O. Reyes; Luciana Osuna; Alexander Ovieda;
Gergory James Ozen; Fernando Pacheco; Charles Ray Palermo, Jr.;
Jose Luis Paniagua; Carlos O. Perez; Jose Perez; Roberto Perez-
Torres; Juan Antunez Pineda; Rakesha Rochelle Pitre; Lorenzo
Pitts; Ricardo Antonio Polanco-Feliz; Gerardo Gloria Pulgarin;
Jose D. Ramirez; Elizabeth Ramirez-Salinas; Juan Ramos Martinez;
Rodela Raymond; Jose Luis Reyes; Rodolfo Reyes; Margarito
Rodriguez Rios; Ignacio Garza Robles; Tereso Rodriguez Reyna;
Edward Rodriguez; Genaro Rodriguez; Jaime Daniel Rodriguez; Juan
Francisco Rodriguez; Rodrigo Castro Rodriguez; Janie Lupita
Rojas; Roberto C. Romero Ferro; Ronnie Joseph Arline, Jr.;
Enrique Rubio; Marco Artemio Rubio; Egidio Rueda; Daniel Ruiz;
Rubin Salas; Martha Salazar; Pablo Juarez Sanchez; Saul Sandoval;
Pedro Casas Sepulveda; Sergio P. Batista; Michael Walter Sharpe,
Jr.; Saul Javier Silva, Jr.; Henry Silva; Simon T. Mendoza; Aaron
Chester Smith; Jason Wayne Smith; John Thomas Smith; Ronald
Leverett Smith; Minardo Vega Sosa; Ronnie Lee Stanley III, Jimmie
Stewart; Joshua Stewart; Viviano Jaime Tamayo; Sheryl Falls
Taylor; Rodrigo Tercero; Thomas Gene Chapman; Dillon Alexander
Thomas; Harry Paul Thomas; Willie Shermin Thomas; Larry Tobias;
Rusty Lee Trahan; Luis E. Valdez; Juan Huerte Valencia; Ray
Anthony Vasquez; Maria Noelia Velz; Daniel Velazquez; Oswaldo
Velma; Victor Hugo Fernandez; Janet Delafuente Villanueva; Luis
Arturo Villanueva; Robert Al. Villanueva; Ronald Washington, Jr.;
Wayne Everette Cummings; Stephen Wayne Welch; Kevin J. Williams;
Brandon Lee Wilson; Robert Herrin Wood; Joseph W. Yancey; Mario
Zamora; Reyna Zamora; Emigdio Zuniga, Morris Bell-Zamora, Morris;
Rafael Lopez; Inocencio Salinas; Vincente D. Gracia-Zalazar;
Orlandao Gracia; Jesus Eduardo Cantu; Vicente Gracia; Juan Cano-
Castilleja; Chuck Mulvaney; Roosevelt Wrice Jr.; Sandra Oseguera;
Benito Reyes Estrada; Luis Martin Galvan; Leo Dandre Garrett;
Rodolfo Briones Hernandez; Mariano Sanchez Hernandez; Geraldine
Brooks; Abraham Gracia; Rene Maldonado Rios; Martin Jose Salinas;
Rubio Perez Gracia; Steve Allen Garlaska; Francisco Garza III;
Gabriel Benavides Gonzalez; Gary Lee Lamar; Jose Mauro Rubio;
Jose Antonio Hernandez; Oscar Richard Gomez; Jacinta Marian
Francois; Jose R. Garcia Ulloa; Rafael Arce; Jesus Omar Cuellar;
James Earl Clinard; Richard Allen Guillory; Johnny Ray Walters;
Eloy Soto-Campos; Isaias Torres Aguilar; Moises Vidal Arias;
Moises Arias Garcia; Armando Yanez; Juan Carlos Jove; Luis
Alberto Jove; Daniel Gonzalez; Larry Zavala; Victor Aguilar; Juan
Arturo Acosta; Jorge Alberto Salinas; Demetrius Joseph Braud;
Terrance Javell Williams; James Edward Mitchell; Ricky Lee
Anderson; Jerry White; and, Irving Omar Cuellar.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John Werner, Esq.
          REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN, L.L.P.
          801 Laurel Street
          P. O. Box 26005
          Beaumont, TX 77720-6005
          Telephone: (409) 838-1000(409) 838-1000
          Facsimile: (409) 833-8236
          E-mail: jwerner@rmqlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Mark William Frasher, Esq.
          FRASHER FIRM
          345 N. 10th Street
          Beaumont, TX 77702
          Telephone: (409) 833-5900(409) 833-5900
          Facsimile: (888) 342-6684
          E-mail: mfrasher@frasherfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Michael L. Thompson, Esq.
          LEHR MIDDLEBROOKS & VREELAND, PC
          2021 Third Avenue North
          Birmingham, AL 35203
          Telephone: (205) 323-9278(205) 323-9278
          Facsimile: (205) 326-3008
          E-mail: mthompson@lehrmiddlebrooks.com


VISA INC: $1.1 Billion Escrowed As Part of Interchange Fee MDL
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According to Visa Inc.'s Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
Dec. 31, 2013, a U.S. court on January 14, 2014, entered the
final judgment order approving the settlement with the class
plaintiffs in the interchange multidistrict litigation
proceedings, which is subject to the adjudication of any appeals.
In addition, takedown payments of approximately $1.1 billion
related to the opt-out merchants were received on January 27,
2014, and were deposited into the litigation escrow account. The
deposit into the litigation escrow account, and a related
increase in accrued litigation to address opt-out claims will be
recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

In fiscal 2013, the Company paid approximately $4.0 billion from
the litigation escrow account into a settlement fund established
pursuant to the definitive class settlement agreement in the
interchange multidistrict litigation. Under the settlement
agreement, if class members opt-out ("opt-out merchants") of the
damages portion of the class settlement, the defendants are
entitled to receive payments of no more than 25% of the original
cash payments made into the settlement fund, based on the
percentage of payment card sales volume for a defined period
attributable to merchants who opted out (the "takedown
payments").

            Interchange Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

On December 13, 2013, the district court issued a memorandum and
order approving the Settlement Agreement with the class
plaintiffs. On January 14, 2014, the court entered the final
judgment order approving the settlement. A number of objectors to
the settlement have appealed from that order. Until the appeals
are finally adjudicated, no assurance can be provided that the
Company will be able to resolve the class plaintiffs' claims as
contemplated by the Settlement Agreement. On January 27, 2014,
Visa's portion of the takedown payments related to the opt-out
merchants, which was calculated to be approximately $1.1 billion,
was deposited into the litigation escrow account.

On January 14, 2014, Visa filed a complaint in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of New York against The Home
Depot, Inc. and Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. seeking a declaration
that, from January 1, 2004 to November 27, 2012, the time period
for which opt-outs may seek damages under the MDL class
settlement, Visa's conduct in, among other things, continuing to
set default interchange rates, maintaining its "honor all cards"
rule, enforcing certain rules relating to merchants, and
restructuring itself, did not violate federal or state antitrust
laws. The case has been assigned to the same district court judge
presiding over MDL 1720.


VISA INC: Interchange Fee Litigation Remains in Calif. Court
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A putative class action filed in federal district court in
California against certain financial institutions alleging that
they conspired to fix interchange fees remains with the district
court after the Clerk of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict
Litigation declined to transfer the case to MDL 1720, according
to Visa Inc.'s Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended Dec. 31,
2013.

On December 16, 2013, a putative class action was filed in
federal district court in California against certain financial
institutions alleging that they conspired to fix interchange fees
and imposed other alleged restraints on competition. The
complaint was filed on behalf of four named plaintiffs and an
alleged class of all Visa and MasterCard payment cardholders in
the United States since January 1, 2000. Although no Visa entity
is named as a defendant, the complaint identifies Visa U.S.A.,
MasterCard, and certain non-defendant financial institutions as
co-conspirators, and plaintiffs assert that they may seek leave
to amend the complaint to add the co-conspirators as defendants.

Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, and treble
damages allegedly to compensate the purported class for more than
$54.0 billion dollars in purported overcharges imposed on them
each year by defendants and their alleged co-conspirators.

Defendants sought to transfer the case to MDL 1720, but the Clerk
of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation declined to
transfer the case to MDL 1720.


VISA INC: ATM Access Fee Plaintiffs Pursue Bid to Amend Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiffs in the National ATM Council class action and the
consumer class actions filed notices of appeal to the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against a
district court order preventing the filing of an amended
complaint, according to Visa Inc.'s Jan. 30, 2013, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013.

On December 19, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia denied plaintiffs' motions for leave to file amended
complaints in the National ATM Council class action and the
consumer class actions, and denied plaintiffs' motions for an
order altering or amending the court's February 13, 2013
judgment. On January 10, 2014, plaintiffs in the National ATM
Council class action and the consumer class actions filed notices
of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit.


                        Asbestos Litigation

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Allstate Corp. Had $1.02B Reserves at Dec. 31
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Allstate Corporation had $1.02 billion reserves for asbestos
claims, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2013.

Allstate's reserves for asbestos claims were $1.02 billion and
$1.03 billion, net of reinsurance recoverables of $478 million
and $496 million, as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
Reserves for environmental claims were $208 million and $193
million, net of reinsurance recoverables of $60 million and $48
million, as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
Approximately 55% and 58% of the total net asbestos and
environmental reserves as of December 31, 2013 and 2012,
respectively, were for incurred but not reported estimated
losses.

Management believes its net loss reserves for asbestos,
environmental and other discontinued lines exposures are
appropriately established based on available facts, technology,
laws and regulations. However, establishing net loss reserves for
asbestos, environmental and other discontinued lines claims is
subject to uncertainties that are much greater than those
presented by other types of claims. The ultimate cost of losses
may vary materially from recorded amounts, which are based on
management's best estimate. Among the complications are lack of
historical data, long reporting delays, uncertainty as to the
number and identity of insureds with potential exposure and
unresolved legal issues regarding policy coverage; unresolved
legal issues regarding the determination, availability and timing
of exhaustion of policy limits; plaintiffs' evolving and
expanding theories of liability; availability and collectability
of recoveries from reinsurance; retrospectively determined
premiums and other contractual agreements; estimates of the
extent and timing of any contractual liability; the impact of
bankruptcy protection sought by various asbestos producers and
other asbestos defendants; and other uncertainties. There are
also complex legal issues concerning the interpretation of
various insurance policy provisions and whether those losses are
covered, or were ever intended to be covered, and could be
recoverable through retrospectively determined premium,
reinsurance or other contractual agreements. Courts have reached
different and sometimes inconsistent conclusions as to when
losses are deemed to have occurred and which policies provide
coverage; what types of losses are covered; whether there is an
insurer obligation to defend; how policy limits are determined;
how policy exclusions and conditions are applied and interpreted;
and whether clean-up costs represent insured property damage.
Management believes these issues are not likely to be resolved in
the near future, and the ultimate costs may vary materially from
the amounts currently recorded resulting in material changes in
loss reserves. In addition, while the Company believes that
improved actuarial techniques and databases have assisted in its
ability to estimate asbestos, environmental, and other
discontinued lines net loss reserves, these refinements may
subsequently prove to be inadequate indicators of the extent of
probable losses. Due to uncertainties and certain factors,
management believes it is not practicable to develop a meaningful
range for any such additional net loss reserves that may be
required.

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) is a holding company for
Allstate Insurance Company. The Company's business is conducted
principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life
Insurance Company and their affiliates. It is engaged,
principally in the United States, in the property-liability
insurance, life insurance, retirement and investment product
business. Allstate's primary business is the sale of private
passenger auto and homeowners insurance. The Company also sells
several other personal property and casualty insurance products,
select commercial property and casualty coverages, life
insurance, annuities, voluntary accident and health insurance and
funding agreements. It conducts its business primarily in the
United States. Allstate has four business segments: Allstate
Protection, Allstate Financial, Discontinued Lines and Coverages
and Corporate and Other. In October 2011, the Company acquired
Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance
Group.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Consolidated Edison Has $15-Mil. Fibro Liability
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Consolidated Edison, Inc., and its subsidiary Consolidated Edison
Company of New York, Inc., ("CECONY") had an aggregate accrued
liability of $15 million for asbestos suits, according to the
Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Suits have been brought in New York State and federal courts
against the Utilities and many other defendants, wherein a large
number of plaintiffs sought large amounts of compensatory and
punitive damages for deaths and injuries allegedly caused by
exposure to asbestos at various premises of the Utilities. The
suits that have been resolved, which are many, have been resolved
without any payment by the Utilities, or for amounts that were
not, in the aggregate, material to them. The amounts specified in
all the remaining thousands of suits total billions of dollars;
however, the Utilities believe that these amounts are greatly
exaggerated, based on the disposition of previous claims. In
2013, Con Edison and CECONY estimated that their aggregate
undiscounted potential liabilities for these suits and additional
suits that may be brought over the next 15 years were $8 million
and $7 million, respectively. The estimates were based upon a
combination of modeling, historical data analysis and risk factor
assessment. Actual experience may be materially different. In
addition, certain current and former employees have claimed or
are claiming workers' compensation benefits based on alleged
disability from exposure to asbestos. Under its current rate
plans, CECONY is permitted to defer as regulatory assets (for
subsequent recovery through rates) costs incurred for its
asbestos lawsuits and workers' compensation claims.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) is a holding company,
which owns Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
(CECONY), which delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to
customers in New York City and Westchester County; Orange and
Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) (together with CECONY referred to
as the Utilities), which delivers electricity and natural gas to
customers primarily located in southeastern New York, and
northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and
competitive energy businesses, which provide retail and wholesale
electricity supply and energy services. CECONY's business
operations are its regulated electric, gas and steam delivery
businesses. O&R's business operations are its regulated electric
and gas delivery businesses. In July 2012, Consolidated Edison
Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of Con Edison, and GCL
Solar Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy
Holdings Limited, acquired two solar photovoltaic projects.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lorillard Inc. Has 29 Pending Filter Cases
-----------------------------------------------------------
Twenty-nine cases alleging exposure to asbestos fibers
incorporated into filter material used in one brand of cigarettes
manufactured by a predecessor of Lorillard, Inc.'s subsidiary
remain pending, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2013.

Claims have been brought against Lorillard Tobacco and Lorillard,
Inc. by individuals who seek damages resulting from their alleged
exposure to asbestos fibers that were incorporated into filter
material used in one brand of cigarettes manufactured by a
predecessor to Lorillard Tobacco for a limited period of time
ending more than 50 years ago.  As of February 14, 2014,
Lorillard Tobacco was a defendant in 61 Filter Cases.  Lorillard,
Inc., was a defendant in two Filter Cases, including one that
also names Lorillard Tobacco.  Since January 1, 2011, Lorillard
Tobacco has paid, or has reached agreement to pay, a total of
approximately $31.8 million in settlements to finally resolve 128
claims. The related expense was recorded in selling, general and
administrative expenses on the consolidated statements of income.
Since January 1, 2011, verdicts have been returned in the
following four Filter Cases: Lenney v. Armstrong International,
Inc., et al. trial, tried in the Superior Court of California,
San Francisco County; McGuire v. Lorillard Tobacco Company and
Hollingsworth & Vose Company, tried in the Circuit Court,
Division Four, of Jefferson County, Kentucky; Couscouris v. Hatch
Grinding Wheels, et al., tried in the Superior Court of the State
of California, Los Angeles; and DeLisle v. A.W. Chesterton
Company, et al., tried in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial
Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. Pursuant to the terms
of a 1952 agreement between P. Lorillard Company and H&V
Specialties Co., Inc. (the manufacturer of the filter material),
Lorillard Tobacco is required to indemnify Hollingsworth & Vose
for legal fees, expenses, judgments and resolutions in cases and
claims alleging injury from finished products sold by P.
Lorillard Company that contained the filter material. In the
Lenney trial, the jury found in favor of the plaintiffs as to
their claims, and the final judgment entered by the trial court
in 2011 awarded plaintiffs a total of approximately $1.1 million
in compensatory damages, damages for loss of consortium and costs
from Lorillard Tobacco and Hollingsworth & Vose. Lorillard
Tobacco and Hollingsworth & Vose noticed an appeal to the
California Court of Appeals. In 2012, Lorillard Tobacco reached
agreement with the plaintiffs to resolve plaintiffs' pending
claims, and any claims they might assert in the future, for an
amount that is included in the total for settlements reached
since January 1, 2011. The jury in the McGuire case returned a
verdict for Lorillard Tobacco and Hollingsworth & Vose, and the
Court entered final judgment in May 2012. On February 14, 2014,
the Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed the final judgment in
favor of Lorillard Tobacco and Hollingsworth & Vose. On October
4, 2012, the jury in the Couscouris case returned a verdict for
Lorillard Tobacco and Hollingsworth & Vose, and the court entered
final judgment on November 1, 2012. On June 17, 2013, the
California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District
entered an order dismissing the appeal of the final judgment
pursuant to plaintiffs' request, but plaintiffs' appeal of the
cost judgment remains pending. On September 13, 2013, the jury in
the DeLisle case found in favor of the plaintiffs as to their
claims for negligence and strict liability, and awarded $8
million. Lorillard Tobacco Company is responsible for 44%, or
$3.52 million. Judgment was entered on November 6, 2013.
Lorillard Tobacco Company filed its notice of appeal on January
10, 2014. As of February 14, 2014, 29 Filter Cases were scheduled
for trial or have been placed on courts' trial calendars. Trial
dates are subject to change.

Lorillard, Inc. (Lorillard) is the manufacturer of cigarettes in
the United States. Its Newport is a menthol flavored premium
cigarette brand. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the
Newport brand accounted for approximately 88.4% of its sales
revenue. In addition to the Newport brand, its product line has
four additional brand families marketed under the Kent, True,
Maverick and Old Gold brand names. These five brands include 43
different product offerings. During 2011, it shipped 40.7 billion
cigarettes, all of which were sold in the United States and
certain the United States possessions and territories. Lorillard
produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of
the domestic cigarette market. It sells its products primarily to
wholesale distributors, who in turn service retail outlets, chain
store organizations, and government agencies, including the
United States Armed Forces. In April 2012, it acquired all of the
assets of blu ecigs.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: MRC Global Had 279 Exposure Suits at Dec. 31
-------------------------------------------------------------
MRC Global Inc. had 279 asbestos exposure lawsuits, according to
the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

The Company states: "We are one of many defendants in lawsuits
that plaintiffs have brought seeking damages for personal
injuries that exposure to asbestos allegedly caused. Plaintiffs
and their family members have brought these lawsuits against a
large volume of defendant entities as a result of the various
defendants' manufacture, distribution, supply or other
involvement with asbestos, asbestos-containing products or
equipment or activities that allegedly caused plaintiffs to be
exposed to asbestos. These plaintiffs typically assert exposure
to asbestos as a consequence of third-party manufactured products
that the Company's subsidiary, McJunkin Red Man Corporation,
purportedly distributed. As of December 31, 2013, we are a named
defendant in approximately 279 lawsuits involving approximately
930 claims.  No asbestos lawsuit has resulted in a judgment
against us to date, with the majority being settled, dismissed or
otherwise resolved. Applicable third-party insurance has
substantially covered these claims, and insurance should continue
to cover a substantial majority of existing and anticipated
future claims. Accordingly, we have recorded a liability for our
estimate of the most likely settlement of asserted claims and a
related receivable from insurers for our estimated recovery, to
the extent we believe that the amounts of recovery are probable.

We annually conduct analyses of our asbestos-related litigation
to estimate the adequacy of the reserve for pending and probable
asbestos-related claims. Given these estimated reserves and
existing insurance coverage that has been available to cover
substantial portions of these claims, we believe that our current
accruals and associated estimates relating to pending and
probable asbestos-related litigation likely to be asserted over
the next 15 years are currently adequate. This belief, however,
relies on a number of assumptions, including:

* That our future settlement payments, disease mix and dismissal
rates will be materially consistent with historic experience;

* That future incidences of asbestos-related diseases in the U.S.
will be materially consistent with current public health
estimates;

* That the rates at which future asbestos-related mesothelioma
incidences result in compensable claims filings against us will
be materially consistent with its historic experience;

* That insurance recoveries for settlement payments and defense
costs will be materially consistent with historic experience;

* That legal standards (and the interpretation of these
standards) applicable to asbestos litigation will not change in
material respects;

* That there are no materially negative developments in the
claims pending against us; and

* That key co-defendants in current and future claims remain
solvent.

If any of these assumptions prove to be materially different in
light of future developments, liabilities related to asbestos-
related litigation may be materially different than amounts
accrued or estimated. Further, while we anticipate that
additional claims will be filed in the future, we are unable to
predict with any certainty the number, timing and magnitude of
such future claims. In our opinion, there are no pending legal
proceedings that are likely to have a material adverse effect on
our consolidated financial statements."

MRC Global Inc., formerly known as McJunkin Red Man Holding
Corporation is a holding company. The Company is the distributor
of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and related products and
services to the energy industry. The Company operates in two
segments: North American segment and International segment. Its
North American segment includes over 180 branch locations, six
distribution centers in the United States, one distribution
center in Canada, 11 valve automation service centers and over
170 pipe yards located in the oil and natural gas regions in
North America. Its International segment includes over 40 branch
locations throughout Europe, Asia and Australasia with
distribution centers in each of the United Kingdom, Singapore and
Australia and 10 automation service centers in Europe and Asia.
Effective January 6, 2014, MRC Global Inc a unit of GS Capital
Partners LP subsidiary of Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Goldman Sachs
& Co unit, acquired Stream AS.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: ITT Corp. Had $746.9-Mil. Net Fibro Exposure
-------------------------------------------------------------
ITT Corporation recorded a net asbestos exposure of $746.9
million, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2013.

The Company states: "ITT, including its subsidiary Goulds Pumps,
Inc., has been joined as a defendant with numerous other
companies in product liability lawsuits alleging personal injury
due to asbestos exposure. These claims allege that certain of our
products sold prior to 1985 contained a part manufactured by a
third party (e.g., a gasket) which contained asbestos. To the
extent these third-party parts may have contained asbestos, it
was encapsulated in the gasket (or other) material and was non-
friable. Frequently, the plaintiffs are unable to identify any
ITT or Goulds Pump product as a source of asbestos exposure. In
addition, a large percentage of claims pending against the
Company have been placed on inactive dockets because the
plaintiff cannot demonstrate a significant compensable loss. Our
experience to date is that a majority of resolved claims have
been dismissed without payment by the Company.

We record a liability for pending asbestos claims and asbestos
claims estimated to be filed over the next 10 years. While it is
probable that we will incur additional costs for future claims to
be filed against the Company, a liability for potential future
claims beyond the next 10 years is not reasonably estimable due
to a number of factors. As of December 31, 2013, we have recorded
an undiscounted asbestos-related liability for pending claims and
unasserted claims estimated to be filed over the next 10 years of
$1,264.7 million, including expected legal fees, and an
associated asset of $517.8 million which represents estimated
recoveries from insurers, resulting in a net asbestos exposure of
$746.9 million."

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered
critical components and customized technology solutions for
industrial markets. The Company manufactures components that are
integral to the operation of systems and manufacturing processes
in the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Its
products provide enabling functionality for applications where
reliability and performance are critically important to its
customers and the users of their products. Its product and
service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial
Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions (ICS), and
Control Technologies. In November 2012, the Company sold its
shape cutting product lines, including the Burny and Kaliburn
brands, to Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. In November 2012, the
Company sold its shape cutting product lines, including the Burny
and Kaliburn brands, to Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in 2012,
the Company acquired Bornemann.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: ITT Corp. Records $32.8-Mil in Net Fibro Costs
---------------------------------------------------------------
ITT Corporation recognized a $32.8 million net of asbestos-
related costs, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2013.

The Company states: "During 2013, we recognized net asbestos-
related costs of $32.8 million, reflecting a decrease of $18.1
million compared to the prior year, primarily related to a $31.0
million benefit recognized in connection with a settlement
agreement with an insurer in 2013 compared to a $5.8 million
benefit due to a settlement in 2012. Additionally, a distribution
received from an insolvent insurer resulted in a separate $5.8
million benefit in 2012. We experienced $2.4 million favorability
compared to the prior year in connection with our annual
remeasurement. Based on the results of our 2013 remeasurement,
performed in the third quarter of each year, we decreased our
estimated undiscounted asbestos liability, including legal fees,
by $65.0 million which is a result of several developments,
including an expectation of lower defense costs relative to
indemnities paid over the projection period and favorable
experience in the ratio of cases dismissed versus settled. These
favorable impacts were offset in part by an increase in expected
average settlement values.

Also in connection with the 2013 remeasurement the Company
reduced its estimated asbestos-related assets by $65.5 million,
which was primarily the result of the decrease in the estimated
liability and changes in our recovery assumptions. In addition to
the charges associated with our annual remeasurement, we record a
net asbestos charge each quarter to maintain a rolling 10-year
forecast period."

ITT Corporation (ITT) is a diversified manufacturer of engineered
critical components and customized technology solutions for
industrial markets. The Company manufactures components that are
integral to the operation of systems and manufacturing processes
in the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Its
products provide enabling functionality for applications where
reliability and performance are critically important to its
customers and the users of their products. Its product and
service offerings are organized in four segments: Industrial
Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions (ICS), and
Control Technologies. In November 2012, the Company sold its
shape cutting product lines, including the Burny and Kaliburn
brands, to Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. In November 2012, the
Company sold its shape cutting product lines, including the Burny
and Kaliburn brands, to Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in 2012,
the Company acquired Bornemann.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Curtiss-Wright Still Defends Exposure Suits
------------------------------------------------------------
Curtiss-Wright Corporation continues to defend itself against
lawsuits that allege injury from exposure to asbestos, according
to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

The Company states: "We have been named in approximately 243
pending lawsuits that allege injury from exposure to asbestos. In
addition, as of December 31, 2013, we have secured dismissals
with prejudice and without prejudice in approximately 140 and 255
lawsuits, respectively, and are currently in discussions for
similar dismissal of several other lawsuits, and have not been
found liable or paid any material sum of money in settlement in
any case. We believe that the minimal use of asbestos in our past
and current operations and the relatively non-friable condition
of asbestos in our products makes it unlikely that we will face
material liability in any asbestos litigation, whether
individually or in the aggregate. We do maintain insurance
coverage for these potential liabilities and we believe adequate
coverage exists to cover any unanticipated asbestos liability."

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified, multinational
provider of engineered, technologically advanced products and
services. The Company designs and manufactures engineered,
advanced technologies that perform critical functions in
demanding conditions in the defense, power generation, oil and
gas, commercial aerospace, and general industrial markets. The
Company operates through three segments: Flow Control, Motion
Control, and Metal Treatment. Its principal manufacturing
facilities are located in the United States in California, New
York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and
internationally in Canada and the United Kingdom. In January
2014, Curtiss-Wright Corporation completed the acquisition of
Component Coating and Repair Services Limited. In February 2014,
Curtiss-Wright Corp completed the acquisition of the assets of
Nuclear Power Services Inc.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lincoln Electric Still Defends Fibro Claims
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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., continues to defend claims
alleging asbestos-induced illnesses, according to the Company's
Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

The Company states: "We are a co-defendant in litigation alleging
asbestos induced illness. Liabilities relating to such litigation
could reduce our profitability and impair our financial
condition.

At December 31, 2013, we were a co-defendant in cases alleging
asbestos induced illness involving claims by approximately 14,601
plaintiffs. In each instance, we are one of a large number of
defendants. The asbestos claimants allege that exposure to
asbestos contained in welding consumables caused the plaintiffs
to develop adverse pulmonary diseases, including mesothelioma and
other lung cancers.

Since January 1, 1995, we have been a co-defendant in asbestos
cases that have been resolved as follows: 41,832 of those claims
were dismissed, 22 were tried to defense verdicts, seven were
tried to plaintiff verdicts (one of which is being appealed), one
was resolved by agreement for an immaterial amount and 633 were
decided in favor of the Company following summary judgment
motions.

The long-term impact of the asbestos loss contingency, in the
aggregate, on operating results, operating cash flows and access
to capital markets is difficult to assess, particularly since
claims are in many different stages of development and we benefit
significantly from cost-sharing with co-defendants and insurance
carriers. While we intend to contest these lawsuits vigorously,
and believe we have applicable insurance relating to these
claims, there are several risks and uncertainties that may affect
our liability for personal injury claims relating to exposure to
asbestos, including the future impact of changing cost sharing
arrangements or a change in our overall trial experience.

Asbestos use in welding consumables in the U.S. ceased in 1981."

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer of welding,
cutting and brazing products. Welding products include arc
welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding
packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes and
fluxes. The Company's product offering also includes computer
numeric controlled (CNC) plasma and oxy-fuel cutting systems and
regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding, cutting and
brazing. The Company operates in five segments: North America
Welding, Europe Welding, Asia Pacific Welding, South America
Welding and The Harris Products Group. On July 29, 2011, the
Company acquired Techalloy Company, Inc. and certain assets of
its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd. In January 2013,
the Company acquired Tennessee Rand, Inc. Effective November 18,
2013, Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc acquired an undisclosed
majority interest in Burlington Automation Corp.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Cytec Industries Still Defends Fibro Claims
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Cytec Industries Inc. continues to defend itself against asbestos
exposure claims, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2013.

The Company states: "We are the subject of numerous lawsuits and
claims incidental to the conduct of our or certain of our
predecessors' businesses, including lawsuits and claims relating
to product liability and personal injury, including asbestos,
environmental, contractual, employment and intellectual property
matters.

As of December 31, 2013 and 2012, the aggregate self-insured and
insured contingent liability was $46.9 million and $49.8 million,
respectively, and the related insurance recovery receivable for
the liability as well as claims for past payments was $20.0
million and $20.7 million, respectively. The asbestos liability
included in the amounts at December 31, 2013 and 2012 was $37.9
million and $39.3 million, respectively, and the insurance
receivable related to the liability as well as past payments was
$19.6 and $20.4, respectively. A net deferred tax benefit has
been recognized for those claims for which full insurance
recovery is not expected.

We, like many other industrial companies, have been named as one
of hundreds of defendants in a number of lawsuits filed in the
U.S. by persons alleging bodily injury from asbestos. The
claimants allege exposure to asbestos at facilities that we own
or formerly owned or from products that we formerly manufactured
for specialized applications. Most of these cases involve
numerous defendants, sometimes as many as several hundred.
Historically, most of the closed asbestos claims against us have
been dismissed without any indemnity payment by us; however, we
can make no assurances that this pattern will continue.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company had 8,100
claimants.

Our asbestos related contingent liabilities and related insurance
receivables are based on an actuarial study performed by a third
party, which is updated every three years. During the third
quarter of 2012, we completed an actuarial study of our asbestos
related contingent liabilities and related insurance receivables,
which will be updated again in the third quarter of 2015. The
study is based on, among other things, the incidence and nature
of historical claims data through June 30, 2012, the incidence of
malignancy claims, the severity of indemnity payments for
malignancy and non-malignancy claims, dismissal rates by claim
type, estimated future claim frequency, settlement values and
reserves, and expected average insurance recovery rates by claim
type. The study assumes liabilities through 2049.

In 2012, as a result of our findings, we recorded a decrease of
$2.1 million to our self-insured and insured contingent
liabilities for indemnity costs for pending and anticipated
probable future claims and recorded a decrease of $1.0 million
related to receivables for probable insurance recoveries for
these pending and future claims. The reserve decrease was
attributable to lower projected claim filings offset by more
severe malignancy rates and settlement value projections. The
decrease in the receivable was a result of the lower gross
liability and a shift in the types of future claims expected.
Overall, we expect to recover approximately 48% of our future
indemnity costs. We have completed Coverage-In-Place-Agreements
with most of our larger insurance carriers.

The ultimate liability and related insurance recovery for all
pending and anticipated future claims cannot be determined with
certainty due to the difficulty of forecasting the numerous
variables that can affect the amount of the liability and
insurance recovery. These variables include but are not limited
to: (i) significant changes in the number of future claims; (ii)
significant changes in the average cost of resolving claims;
(iii) changes in the nature of claims received; (iv) changes in
the laws applicable to these claims; and (v) financial viability
of co-defendants and insurers."

Cytec Industries Inc., is a specialty chemicals and materials
company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-
added products. Its products serve a diverse range of end
markets, including aerospace and industrial materials, mining and
plastics. The Company has four business segments: Engineered
Materials, Umeco, In-Process Separation and Additive
Technologies. Engineered Materials segment principally includes
advanced composites, carbon fiber, and structural film adhesives.
The Umeco segment includes composite and process materials,
primarily for the aerospace and defense, wind energy, automotive,
recreation and other industrial segments. The In Process
Separation segment includes mining chemicals and phosphines. The
Additive Technologies segment includes polymer additives,
specialty additives and formulated resins. On July 20, 2012, the
Company acquired Umeco plc.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Minerals Technologies Has 15 Fibro Cases
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Minerals Technologies Inc. has 15 pending asbestos cases,
according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2013.

Certain of the Company's subsidiaries are among numerous
defendants in a number of cases seeking damages for exposure to
silica or to asbestos containing materials.  The Company
currently has 72 pending silica cases and 15 pending asbestos
cases. To date, 1,394 silica cases and 34 asbestos cases have
been dismissed. Two new asbestos cases were filed in the fourth
quarter of 2013.  Most of these claims do not provide adequate
information to assess their merits, the likelihood that the
Company will be found liable, or the magnitude of such liability,
if any.  Additional claims of this nature may be made against the
Company or its subsidiaries.  At this time management anticipates
that the amount of the Company's liability, if any, and the cost
of defending such claims, will not have a material effect on its
financial position or results of operations.

The Company has not settled any silica or asbestos lawsuits to
date. We are unable to state an amount or range of amounts
claimed in any of the lawsuits because state court pleading
practices do not require identifying the amount of the claimed
damage. The aggregate cost to the Company for the legal defense
of these cases since inception continues to be insignificant. The
majority of the costs of defense are reimbursed by Pfizer Inc.
pursuant to the terms of certain agreements entered into in
connection with the Company's initial public offering in 1992. Of
the 15 pending asbestos cases, all allege liability based on
products sold largely or entirely prior to the initial public
offering, and for which the Company is therefore entitled to
indemnification pursuant to such agreements. Our experience has
been that the Company is not liable to plaintiffs in any of these
lawsuits and the Company does not expect to pay any settlements
or jury verdicts in these lawsuits.

Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based
company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad
range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral
products and supporting systems and services. The Company has two
reportable segments: Specialty Minerals and Refractories. The
Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic
mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and
processed mineral product quicklime (lime), and mines mineral
ores then processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily
limestone and talc. The Refractories segment produces and markets
monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty
products, services and application and measurement equipment, and
calcium metal and metallurgical wire products.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: AK Steel Has 436 Pending Fibro Cases at Dec. 31
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AK Steel Holding Corporation had 436 total pending asbestos
cases, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2013.

Since 1990, AK Steel (or its predecessor, Armco Inc.) has been
named as a defendant in numerous lawsuits alleging personal
injury as a result of exposure to asbestos. The great majority of
these lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people who claim to
have been exposed to asbestos while visiting the premises of a
current or former AK Steel facility. The majority of asbestos
cases pending in which AK Steel is a defendant do not include a
specific dollar claim for damages. In the cases that do include
specific dollar claims for damages, the complaint typically
includes a monetary claim for compensatory damages and a separate
monetary claim in an equal amount for punitive damages, and does
not attempt to allocate the total monetary claim among the
various defendants.

At December 31, 2013, the Company had 436 total pending asbestos
cases.

In each case, the amount described is per plaintiff against all
of the defendants, collectively. Thus, it usually is not possible
at the outset of a case to determine the specific dollar amount
of a claim against AK Steel. In fact, it usually is not even
possible at the outset to determine which of the plaintiffs
actually will pursue a claim against AK Steel. Typically, that
can only be determined through written interrogatories or other
discovery after a case has been filed. Thus, in a case involving
multiple plaintiffs and multiple defendants, AK Steel initially
only accounts for the lawsuit as one claim against it. After AK
Steel has determined through discovery whether a particular
plaintiff will pursue a claim against it, it makes an appropriate
adjustment to statistically account for that specific claim. It
has been AK Steel's experience to date that only a small
percentage of asbestos plaintiffs ultimately identify AK Steel as
a target defendant from whom they actually seek damages and most
of these claims ultimately are either dismissed or settled for a
small fraction of the damages initially claimed.

In 2013, AK Steel paid approximately $1.0 million to settle
asbestos-related claims.

Since the onset of asbestos claims against AK Steel in 1990, five
asbestos claims against it have proceeded to trial in four
separate cases. All five concluded with a verdict in favor of AK
Steel. AK Steel intends to continue to vigorously defend the
asbestos claims asserted against it. Based upon its present
knowledge, and certain factors, the Company believes it is
unlikely that the resolution in the aggregate of the asbestos
claims against AK Steel will have a materially adverse effect on
the Company's consolidated results of operations, cash flows or
financial condition. However, predictions as to the outcome of
pending litigation, particularly claims alleging asbestos
exposure, are subject to substantial uncertainties. These
uncertainties include (1) the significantly variable rate at
which new claims may be filed, (2) the effect of bankruptcies of
other companies currently or historically defending asbestos
claims, (3) the uncertainties surrounding the litigation process
from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and from case to case, (4) the
type and severity of the disease alleged to be suffered by each
claimant, and (5) the potential for enactment of legislation
affecting asbestos litigation.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AK Holding) is an integrated
producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels
and tubular products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, AK
Steel Corporation (AK Steel and, together with AK Holding, the
Company). The Company's operations consist primarily of nine
steelmaking and finishing plants and tubular production
facilities located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The Company's operations produce flat-rolled value-added carbon
steels, including coated, cold-rolled and hot-rolled carbon steel
products, and specialty stainless and electrical steels that are
sold in sheet and strip form, as well as carbon and stainless
steel that is finished into welded steel tubing. In addition, the
Company's operations include European trading companies that buy
and sell steel and steel products and other materials, AK Coal
Resources, Inc.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Wabtec Corp. Continues to Defend RFPC Claims
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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, doing business
as Wabtec Corporation, continues to defend itself against claims
alleging bodily injury as a result of exposure to asbestos-
containing products, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 2013.

Claims have been filed against the Company and certain of its
affiliates in various jurisdictions across the United States by
persons alleging bodily injury as a result of exposure to
asbestos-containing products. Most of these claims have been made
against the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Railroad Friction
Products Corporation ("RFPC"), and are based on a product sold by
RFPC prior to the time that the Company acquired any interest in
RFPC.

Most of these claims, including all of the RFPC claims, are
submitted to insurance carriers for defense and indemnity or to
non-affiliated companies that retain the liabilities for the
asbestos-containing products at issue. The Company cannot,
however, assure that all these claims will be fully covered by
insurance or that the indemnitors or insurers will remain
financially viable. The Company's ultimate legal and financial
liability with respect to these claims, as is the case with other
pending litigation, cannot be estimated.

It is Management's belief that the potential range of loss for
asbestos-related bodily injury cases is not reasonably
determinable at present due to a variety of factors, including:
(1) the asbestos case settlement history of the Company's wholly
owned subsidiary, RFPC; (2) the unpredictable nature of personal
injury litigation in general; and (3) the uncertainty of asbestos
litigation in particular. Despite this uncertainty, and although
the results of the Company's operations and cash flows for any
given period could be adversely affected by asbestos-related
lawsuits, Management believes that the final resolution of the
Company's asbestos-related cases will not be material to the
Company's overall financial position, results of operations and
cash flows. In general, this belief is based upon: (1) Wabtec's
and RFPC's history of settlements and dismissals of asbestos-
related cases to date; (2) the inability of many plaintiffs to
establish any exposure or causal relationship to RFPC's product;
and (3) the inability of many plaintiffs to demonstrate any
identifiable injury or compensable loss.

More specifically, as to RFPC, Management's belief that any
losses due to asbestos-related cases would not be material is
also based on the fact that RFPC owns insurance which provides
coverage for asbestos-related bodily injury claims. To date,
RFPC's insurers have provided RFPC with defense and indemnity in
these actions. The overall number of new claims being filed
against RFPC has dropped significantly in recent years; however,
these new claims, and all previously filed claims, may take a
significant period of time to resolve. As to Wabtec and its
divisions, Management's belief that asbestos-related cases will
not have a material impact is also based on its position that it
has no legal liability for asbestos-related bodily injury claims,
and that the former owners of Wabtec's assets retained asbestos
liabilities for the products at issue. To date, Wabtec has been
able to successfully defend itself on this basis, including two
arbitration decisions and a judicial opinion, all of which
confirmed Wabtec's position that it did not assume any asbestos
liabilities from the former owners of certain Wabtec assets.
Although Wabtec has incurred defense and administrative costs in
connection with asbestos bodily injury actions, these costs have
not been material, and the Company has no information that would
suggest these costs would become material in the foreseeable
future.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec), doing
business as Wabtec Corporation, is a providers of value-added,
technology-based equipment and services for the global rail
industry. It provides its products and services through two
business segments: the Freight Group and the Transit Group, both
of which have different market characteristics and business
drivers. Effective November 18, 2011, Wabtec acquired Fulmer
Company, a manufacturer of motor components for rail, power
generation and other industrial markets. Effective November 3,
2011, Wabtec acquired Bearward Engineering, a manufacturer of
cooling systems and related equipment for power generation and
other industrial markets. Effective July 30, 2013, Westinghouse
Air Brake Technologies Corp acquired Turbonetics Inc, a
manufacturer of turbochargers and components. Effective September
24, 2013, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp acquired
Longwood Industries Inc.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Inmate Allowed to Proceed With Civil Rights Suit
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Dewey Steven Terry, an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, filed
a pro se civil rights action.  After the original action was
dismissed with leave to amend, Mr. Terry filed an amended
complaint alleging, among other things, that he was required to
remove lead-based paint from windows and wall sliding down to
bare metal and wash steam line pipes encased with asbestos
without being provided with proper training or proper protective
gear.

Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California, in an order of service dated March 20,
2014, found that the amended complaint states a cognizable
Section 1983 claim against defendants Joe Dobie, Philip Earley,
Gary Loredo, and Jeremy Young for a violation of the Plaintiff's
Eighth Amendment rights.  Accordingly, Judge Chen allowed the
civil rights complaint to proceed to discovery.

The case is DEWEY STEVEN TERRY, Plaintiff, v. BRAD SMITH; et al.,
Defendants, NO. C-13-1227 EMC (PR)(N.D. Calif.).  A full-text
copy of Judge Chen's Decision is available at http://is.gd/88gSj2
from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio Court Flips Ruling in Fibro Insurance Suit
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MW Custom Papers, LLC, appeals from a judgment of the Montgomery
County Court of Common Pleas, which granted the motions filed by
several insurers to dismiss for lack of justiciability an action
seeking various declarations regarding the insurers' duties and
obligations to pay defense costs and damages for asbestos-related
bodily injury claims allegedly covered by their policies.  In an
opinion dated March 21, 2014, the Court of Appeals of Ohio,
Second District, Montgomery County, reversed the trial court's
judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings.

Judge Jeffrey E. Froelic, writing for the Court of Appeals, held
that acknowledged that insurance policies, let alone the
litigation and judicial opinions sometimes arising from them, can
generate "inspissate brumes," but, concluded that under the
procedural and factual circumstances of this case, the trial
court erred in dismissing the high-level excess insurers for want
of justiciability.

The case is MW CUSTOM PAPERS LLC Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ALLSTATE
INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants-Appellees, C.A. CASE NO.
25430 (Court of Appeals of Ohio, Second District, Montgomery
County).  A full-text copy of Judge Froelic's Decision is
available at http://is.gd/DxKYV9from Leagle.com.

JAMES A. DYER, Atty. Reg. No. 0006824 and TOBY K. HENDERSON,
Atty. Reg. No. 0071378, 1900 Kettering Tower, 40 N. Main Street,
Dayton, Ohio 45423, Attorneys for Plaintiff-Appellant.

STEPHEN V. FREEZE, Atty. Reg. No. 0012173, 1 S. Main Street,
Suite 1800, Dayton, Ohio 45402, Attorney for Defendant-Appellee
Associated International Insurance Company.

DANIEL F. GOURASH, Atty. Reg. No. 0032413 and ROBERT D. ANDERLE,
Atty. Reg. No. 0064582, 26600 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake,
Ohio 44145, Attorneys for Defendant-Appellee Federal Insurance
Company.

RONALD B. LEE, Atty. Reg. No. 0004957 and MOIRA H. PIETROWSKI,
Atty. Reg. No. 0070308, 222 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 and
PATRICK M. SHINE, Atty. Reg. No. 0002267, 33 W. Monroe, Suite
1325, Chicago, IL 60603, Attorneys for Defendant-Appellee
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.

DAVID W. WALULIK, Atty. Reg. No. 0076079, 3300 Great American
Tower, 301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Attorney
for Defendants-Appellees OneBeacon American Insurance Company,
Granite State Insurance Company, Lexington Insurance Company, and
National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA.

ARTHUR M. KAUFMAN, Atty. Reg. No. 0017724 and CHRISTOPHER W. ST.
MARIE, Atty. Reg. No. 0087064, 200 Public Square, Suite 2800,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Attorneys for Defendant-Appellee Travelers
Casualty and Surety Company.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 2nd Cir. Affirms Ruling in Environmental Suit
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Defendant-appellant Keith Gordon-Smith challenges his conviction,
following a jury trial, of multiple environmental crimes relating
to the asbestos abatement activities of his solely-owned company,
Gordon-Smith Contracting, Inc.  On appeal, he argues principally
that: (1) there was insufficient evidence to support the jury's
finding that he knowingly failed to notify the Environmental
Protection Agency ("EPA") prior to commencing asbestos abatement
activities at Cobbles Elementary School, (2) the District Court
plainly erred in admitting hearsay evidence and prejudicial
testimony of a government witness, Sammy Serrano, and (3) the
District Court plainly erred in allowing the Government to make
certain improper statements during its closing argument.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second
Circuit, in a summary order dated March 21, 2014, affirmed the
District Court's ruling, concluding that Gordon-Smith's arguments
are without merit.

The case is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Appellee, v. KEITH GORDON-
SMITH, Defendant-Appellant, NO. 11-4079-CR (2d Cir.).  A full-
text copy of the Second Circuit's Decision is available at
http://is.gd/Zstumbfrom Leagle.com.

Malvina Nathanson, Esq., in New York, NY., for Appellants.

Robert G. Dreher, Acting Assistant Attorney General, John Emad
Arbab, Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environment
and Natural Resources Division, Washington, DC; William J.
Hochul, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of
New York, Joseph J. Karaszewski, Assistant United States
Attorney, Buffalo, NY., for Appellees.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Time to Perfect Appeal in 8 NY Suits Enlarged
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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First
Department, enlarged the time to perfect appeal to the November
2014 term in the following New York asbestos-related personal
injury cases:

   * McLAUGHLIN, v. AIR & LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION - CRANE CO.,
     MOTION NO. M-150 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the
     April 1, 2014 order is available at http://is.gd/ybC9Wmfrom
     Leagle.com.

   * VIOHL, v. A.O. SMITH WATER PRODUCTS - CRANE CO., MOTION NO.
     M-149 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the April 1,
     2014 order is available at http://is.gd/9WkftGfrom
     Leagle.com.

   * MUISE, v. AIR & LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION - CRANE CO.,
     MOTION NO. M-136 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the
     April 1, 2014 order is available at http://is.gd/IWsBiUfrom
     Leagle.com.

   * BATTIPAGLIA, v. A.O. SMITH WATER PRODUCTS - CRANE CO.,
MOTION
     NO. M-131 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the April
1,
     2014 order is available at http://is.gd/inuWSufrom
     Leagle.com.

   * HISCHE, v. AIR & LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION - CRANE CO.,
     MOTION NO. M-130 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the
     April 1, 2014 order is available at http://is.gd/qLss2afrom
     Leagle.com.

   * ENGLE, v. AIR & LIQUID SYSTEMS CORPORATION, AS SUCCESSOR-BY
     MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS - CRANE CO., MOTION NO. M-71 (N.Y.
     App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the April 1, 2014 order is
     available at http://is.gd/CUwCJXfrom Leagle.com.

   * CICHY, v. A.O. SMITH WATER PRODUCTS - CRANE CO., MOTION NO.
     M-66 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the April 1,
2014
     order is available at http://is.gd/SetRNTfrom Leagle.com.

   * GILL, v. A.O. SMITH WATER PRODUCTS - CRANE CO., MOTION NO.
     M-64 (N.Y. App. Div.).  A full-text copy of the April 1,
2014
     order is available at http://is.gd/q9BihVfrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Dow Corning's Bid to Junk "Vantosh" Suit Denied
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Judge Sherry Klein Heitler of the Supreme Court, New York County,
denied without prejudice to renew upon the completion of
discovery defendant Dow Corning Corporation's motion for summary
judgment dismissing the complaint and all cross-claims asserted
against by Ruth Vantosh, who has mesothelioma, and her husband,
Harold Vantosh.  Dow Corning asserted that there has been no
legally sufficient evidence presented to show that the Dow
Corning caulking and sealant products identified by plaintiffs
ever contained asbestos.

The case is RUTH VANTOSH and HAROLD VANTOSH, Plaintiffs, v. 3M
COMPANY, et al., Defendants, DOCKET NO. 190439/12, MOTION SEQ.
NOS. 001, 003 (N.Y. Sup.).  A full-text copy of Judge Heitler's
March 19, 2014 decision and order is available at
http://is.gd/u1TXZGfrom Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Higbee's Bid to Dismiss N.C. PI Suit Denied
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Judge Martin Reidinger of the United States District Court for
the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville, accepted the
recommendation of the Magistrate Judge regarding the disposition
of defendant Higbee Inc.'s motion to dismiss the asbestos-related
wrongful death action styled CAROLYN M. YOUNG and SARA WORKMAN,
both Individually and as Co-Executrices of the Estate of FRANK
VERNON MILLER, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. AGCO CORPORATION, et al.,
Defendants, CIVIL CASE NO. 1:13-CV-00054-MR-DLH (W.D.N.C.).

The District Court accepted the Magistrate Judge's recommendation
to deny Higbee's motion to dismiss noting that Higbee does not
object to the Magistrate Judge's conclusion that the Plaintiffs
must only make a prima facie showing of personal jurisdiction at
this stage of the proceedings.

A full-text copy of Judge Reidinger's March 26, 2014 order is
available at http://is.gd/3QdwxCfrom Leagle.com.

Carolyn M. Young and Sara Workman, Plaintiffs, represented by
Kevin W. Paul, Esq., and Tiffany Newlin Dickenson, Esq., at Simon
Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC; and Janet Ward Black, Esq., at
Ward Black, P.A.

AGCO Corporation, Defendant, represented by Kevin Patrick Greene,
Esq. -- kgreene@wilsav.com -- at Willcox & Savage, P.C.; and
Stephen Royce Jackson, Esq., at Pretlow & Pretlow, PC, in
Suffolk, Virginia.

American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Defendant and Cross
Defendant, represented by Kelly B. Jones, Esq. -- kjones@wcsr.com
-- at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC.

ASCO Valve, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Moffatt G. McDonald, Esq. -- mmcdonald@hsblawfirm.com -- Charles
Monroe Sprinkle, III, Esq. -- csprinkle@hsblawfirm.com -- Scott
E. Frick, Esq. -- sfrick@hsblawfirm.com -- and W. David Conner,
Esq. -- sfrick@hsblawfirm.com -- at Haynsworth, Sinkler, Boyd,
P.A.

A.W. Chesterton Company, Defendant and Cross Claimant,
represented by Mark S. Thomas, Esq. -- mthomas@williamsmullen.com
-- at Williams Mullen.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Timothy Peck, Esq. -- tim.peck@smithmoorelaw.com -
- at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP.

Carver Pump Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented
by Sarah M. Bowman, Esq. -- sbowman@gwblawfirm.com -- at
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

CBS Corporation, Defendant, represented by Jennifer M. Techman,
Esq. -- jmtechman@ewhlaw.com -- at Evert Weathersby Houff.

Crane Co., Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by Tracy
Edward Tomlin, Esq. -- tracy.tomlin@nelsonmullins.com -- at
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP.

Crane Environmental, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Tracy Edward Tomlin, Esq., at Nelson, Mullins,
Riley & Scarborough, LLP.

Crosby Valve, Inc., Defendant, represented by Peter A. Santos,
Esq. -- psantos@nexsenpruet.com -- at Nexsen Pruet, PLLC.

FMC Corporation, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Peter A. Santos, Esq., at Nexsen Pruet, PLLC.

Ford Motor Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Christopher Ray Kiger, Esq. -- ckiger@smithlaw.com -- and Kirk
Gibson Warner, Esq. -- kwarner@smithlaw.com -- at Smith Anderson.

Gardner Denver, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented
by Amy Church Drayton, Esq. -- adrayton@dghnlaw.com -- at Dean
and Gibson.

General Electric Company, Defendant, represented by Jennifer M.
Techman, Esq., at Evert Weathersby Houff.

Genuine Parts Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented
by Heather B. Adams, Esq. -- heather.adams@alston.com -- and
Matthew Patrick McGuire, Esq. -- matt.mcguire@alston.com -- at
Alston & Bird LLP.

Georgia-Pacific LLC, Defendant, represented by Kenneth Kyre, Jr.,
Esq. -- kkyre@pckb-law.com -- at Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers,
PLLC.

Goulds Pumps, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Moffatt G. McDonald, Esq., Charles Monroe Sprinkle, III, Esq.,
Scott E. Frick, Esq., and W. David Conner, Esq., at Haynsworth,
Sinkler, Boyd, P.A..

H.B. Smith Company, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Brian M. Love, Esq. -- blove@teaguecampbell.com --
and William Andrew Bulfer, Esq. -- wbulfer@teaguecampbell.com --
at Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc., Defendant and Cross
Defendant, represented by John Thomas Holden, Esq. --
jholden@dmclaw.com -- and Joseph Lawrence Nelson, Esq. --
jnelson@dmclaw.com -- at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC.

Higbee, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Hatcher B. Kincheloe, Jr., Esq. -- hkincheloe@hedrickgardner.com
-- and Zachary V. Renegar, Esq. -- zrenegar@hedrickgardner.com --
at Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garafalo.

Honeywell International, Inc., Defendant, represented by H. Lee
Davis, Jr., Esq. -- ldavis@davisandhamrick.com -- at Davis &
Hamrick, L.L.P..

Ingersoll Rand Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Timothy Peck, Esq., at Smith Moore Leatherwood
LLP.

John Crane, Inc., Defendant, represented by Stephen B.
Williamson, Esq. -- swilliamson@vwlawfirm.com -- at Van Winkle,
Buck, Wall, Starnes & Davis, P.A.

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Defendant, represented by Tracy
Edward Tomlin, Esq., at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough,
LLP.

McNally Industries, LLC, Defendant, represented by Peter A.
Santos, Esq., at Nexsen Pruet, PLLC.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Defendant and Cross
Defendant, represented by Keith E. Coltrain, Esq. --
Keith.Coltrain@WallTempleton.com -- at Wall, Templeton & Haldrup,
PA.

Pfizer, Inc., Defendant, represented by Tracy Edward Tomlin,
Esq., at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP.

Pneumo Abex LLC, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Timothy W. Bouch, Esq., at Leath Bouch Crawford & von Keller.

RT Vanderbilt Company, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Hatcher B. Kincheloe, Jr., Esq., Jeremy Todd
Canipe, Esq., and Zachary V. Renegar, Esq., at Hedrick Gardner
Kincheloe & Garafalo.

Spence Engineering Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Moffatt G. McDonald, Esq., Charles Monroe
Sprinkle, III, Esq., Scott E. Frick, Esq., and W. David Conner,
Esq., at Haynsworth, Sinkler, Boyd, P.A.

Spirax Sarco, Inc., Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
John Thomas Holden, Esq., and Joseph Lawrence Nelson, Esq., at
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC.

Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC, Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by Peter A. Santos, Esq., at Nexsen Pruet, PLLC.

Toro Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by Sarah
M. Bowman, Esq., at Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Defendant, represented by Tracy
Edward Tomlin, Esq., at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough,
LLP.

Union Carbide Corp, Defendant and Cross Defendant, represented by
Moffatt G. McDonald, Esq., Charles Monroe Sprinkle, III, Esq.,
Scott E. Frick, Esq., and W. David Conner, Esq., at Haynsworth,
Sinkler, Boyd, P.A.

William Powell Company, Defendant and Cross Defendant,
represented by David B Oakley, POOLE MAHONEY PC.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lucent's Bid to Dismiss "Taylor" Suit Denied
-------------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiff Richard Eric Taylor filed an action in 2013 against
Defendant Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., for claims of negligence and
breach of an implied warranty of merchantability as a consequence
of the alleged asbestos exposure that caused his wife Diane Grubb
Taylor to die from asbestos-related mesothelioma on April 24,
2011.  Lucent is the successor to Western Electric Company, Inc.,
which was part of the AT&T network along with Southern Bell
Telephone Company, where Ms. Taylor worked.

The Taylors were involved in litigation regarding Ms. Taylor's
asbestos-related mesothelioma even before her death.  They filed
a worker's compensation claim against Southern Bell in North
Carolina.  On October 21, 2000, they filed a civil action in
South Carolina state court, in relation to Ms. Taylor's alleged
exposure to asbestos from her father's employment.  Lucent filed
a motion to dismiss the case.

Judge Martin Reideinger of the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of North Carolina, Asheville Division, on March
26, 2014, concluded that it retains jurisdiction of the case,
that there was no judicial abuse of process by the Plaintiff in
the case, and that the Plaintiff should not be required to pay
the expenses incurred by the Defendant in the prior litigation.
Accordingly, Judge Reideinger denied the defendant's motion to
dismiss.

The case is RICHARD ERIC TAYLOR, Individually and as Personal
Representative of the Estate of DIANNE GRUBB TAYLOR, Deceased,
Plaintiff, v. ALCATEL-LUCENT USA, INC., Defendant, CIVIL CASE NO.
1:13-CV-00056-MR-DLH (W.D.N.C.).

A full-text copy of Judge Reideinger's memorandum of decision and
order dated March 26, 2014 is available at http://is.gd/cZqDKv
from Leagle.com.

Richard Eric Taylor, Plaintiff, represented by Michael B. Pross,
Wallace & Graham & Mona Lisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham, PA.

Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., Defendant, represented by Amy Harmon
Geddes, Nexsen Pruet, LLC & Peter A. Santos, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calif. Court Affirms Ruling in Homeowners' Suit
----------------------------------------------------------------
On September 10, 2003, an accidental fire damaged Robert and
Patricia Meuser's home in Newark, California.  Allstate Insurance
Company insured the home and contents for fire damage under a
homeowner's policy.  The Meusers' policy included coverage for
repair or replacement of the building structure, replacement of
the Meusers' damaged or destroyed personal property, and
reimbursement for the Meusers' temporary living expenses for up
to 12 months after the fire.

The Meusers commenced an action against Allstate, alleging
several causes of action, including for breach of contract.  The
Meusers maintain that Allstate concealed asbestos benefits
available under their policy, failed to produce documents
relevant to a potential claim for those benefits, and caused them
to lose out on approximately $6,000 in asbestos-related policy
benefits.

The trial court granted Allstate's summary judgment in a bad
faith action brought by the insured homeowners arising from
Allstate's handling of their fire loss claims.  In a decision
dated April 1, 2014, the Court of Appeals of California, First
District, Division One, affirmed the judgment entered on June 26,
2012, but reversed the June 22, 2009 order awarding sanctions.

The case is ROBERT MEUSER et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v.
ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Respondent, NO. A136243
(Cal. App.).  A full-text copy of the Court's decision dated
April 1, 2014, is available at http://is.gd/W5t6RNfrom
Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Permanently Forces Out Denver Residents
--------------------------------------------------------------
Lindsay Watts, writing for 9News.com, reported that residents of
an apartment complex in Denver, Colorado, forced out after
asbestos was discovered have been told they can't go back, their
leases are terminated, and they won't see some of their
belongings ever again.

Asbestos was exposed during construction inside two buildings at
the Overlook at Mile High Apartments, near Colfax Avenue and
Irving Street, in mid-February. The dozens of residents impacted
said management told them they had a few hours to leave, that
hotels would be paid for, and to pack like they were going on a
three week vacation.

In March they got a letter from management saying the building
still isn't safe and all "soft goods," like clothing, linens and
upholstered furniture will be thrown away.

"I'm a little stunned. I don't think it's totally settled in yet
that I probably won't be able to get any of my stuff back or that
I'm going to have to move into a new place," said resident Brad
Galli. "There's a lady who's a former Denver Broncos cheerleader
who has all of her old memorabilia from those days in her
apartment."

The letter from Overlook management says representatives will
contact residents "to discuss compensation" for lost items, and
that it's unknown when items deemed safe could be returned.

Chris and Brigette Rodriguez paid for their son, a college
student, to live at the apartments.

"Our main concern is the health issue," said Chris. "Our son may
have been exposed to asbestos."

They, and other residents, told 9NEWS that Overlook management
has disappointed them.

"We can't get straight answers and they seem to change," Chris
said. "And now they're being real evasive."

Management at the Overlook office and WillMax corporate office
refused to return 9NEWS requests for information. We found
managers at a Denver hotel where they were refunding paid rent
and security deposits. After encountering an employee who said
she'd be right back, a hotel worker relayed this: "A message from
upstairs from the ladies at the Overlook. At this time, they're
declining any interviews. They do not wish to speak with you."

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the
apartment complex is complying with state regulations.

"The property management has retained two certified general
abatement contractors that are performing abatement services in
accordance with regulation in the two buildings that were
disturbed," said Christopher Dann, with the Air Pollution Control
Division. "Sampling and abatement are occurring in these two
buildings because of the recent activities that disturbed
asbestos-containing materials."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Compensation Boost for Fibro Victims
-----------------------------------------------------
Rob Smyth, writing for Burton Mail, reported that a host of
asbestos victims in Burton and South Derbyshire, in England, who
can't trace a liable employer or an employers' liability insurer
will soon be able to apply for compensation packages worth an
average of GBP123,000.

The Government has increased this from the initial GBP115,000
debated in the House of Commons in January after making savings
in the administration costs of the scheme.

Around 3,500 victims of the aggressive cancer or their families
can apply for compensation and will receive a payment of around
GBP123,000 from July this year, as part of a GBP380 million
package.

Mesothelioma, which often takes 40 to 50 years to present
symptoms after exposure to asbestos, has resulted in more than
300 people every year struggling to find a relevant party to sue
for damages, because companies become insolvent or insurance
records go missing.

Work and Pensions Minister Mike Penning said: "This will end
years of injustice for mesothelioma victims and their families -
who have had to endure this terrible disease with little hope of
any compensation from the insurance industry.

"We have made it an absolute priority to bring in the scheme as
soon as legislation will allow, so I am pleased to announce that
victims will be able to apply for payments."

High profile victims in this area have included Steve Ward, of
Repton, who died at 49 and former Mail journalist Andy Parker.
The Mesothelioma Act was passed in January and allowed for the
creation of a new package of support -- funded by insurance firms
-- to pay in excess of 800 eligible people in 2014 and 300 every
year after that, until 2024.

Victims, or their dependents (where the sufferer has died), will
receive substantially higher payments than the statutory schemes
currently operated.

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team co-ordinator Joanne Gordon said:
"Deaths due to mesothelioma should never have happened."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Found in Bilborough Garage Fire
------------------------------------------------------
Bryan Henesey, writing for Nottingham Post, reported that
firefighters put out a garage fire in Bilborough, in Nottingham,
England, in the early hours of March 9.

Two fire engines from Stockhill Fire Station attended following
reports of a fire in Melbury Road at 5.52am on March 9.  Fire
crews had put on the blaze by 6.36am, but the garage had been
severely damaged.

Notts Fire and Rescue Service say asbestos was found in the
garage, while checks were also carried out to see if the fire had
spread to a house.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Delays Work on Boulder City Bypass
---------------------------------------------------------
Sean Whaley, writing for Las Vegas Review-Journal, reported that
the discovery of naturally occurring asbestos in and around
Boulder City, Nevada, is delaying work on a $600 million highway
bypass around the community while the state Transportation
Department tries to figure out how to deal with the issue.

"Is this a showstopper?" asked Gov. Brian Sandoval during a
meeting of the state Transportation Board. "This was a bomb that
was dropped."

"More of a show slower-downer," said John Terry, assistant
director for engineering with the agency.

Terry said the agency has never encountered the issue before,
although other state transportation agencies have had to deal
with the problem.  Because of the finding in a report published
by UNLV, a $12 million contract put out to bid for a retaining
wall, utilities and other work for the bypass has been canceled.
Terry said the agency needs to perform more sampling, analysis
and testing. The board approved as much as $400,000 for the work,
he said.

The Boulder City bypass is a priority for state officials. Phase
1 has an estimated completion date of late 2017 to early 2018.
The second phase would run south of Boulder City and east to the
Hoover Dam bypass bridge. Total project costs are expected to top
$600 million.

Sandoval called the bypass one of the most important
infrastructure projects for Southern Nevada and a key link in
what could become a new Interstate 11 linking Las Vegas and
Phoenix.

The presence of naturally occurring asbestos could complicate but
shouldn't derail the construction project, Terry said.

"The issue is not allowing it to become dust," he said. "It's a
delay. We think we can deal with it, but we don't know the
answers yet."

Tina Quigley, general manager with the Regional Transportation
Commission of Southern Nevada, which is involved in the second
phase of the bypass project, said the asbestos issue so far does
not appear to be a major concern but more testing is under way.

Only low levels of asbestos was found in two of 10 samples taken
by the agency, but two hundred more tests are now being performed
at a cost of $259,000, she said.

If the levels don't change, the dust control requirements already
in place for projects in Clark County will be satisfactory for
dealing with the issue, Quigley said.

After the meeting, Sandoval said his concerns with the findings
have to do both with health and safety of residents in the area
and the potential for delays in an important road project.

"But the fact that this research was conducted without anybody
knowing; I think it would have been extremely helpful for the
department to have been made aware of this so they could have
worked together on it," he said. "This will delay the project,
and we're going to be spending a substantial amount of money to
hire a consultant to study it ourselves."

Messages left for Brenda Buck and Rodney Metcalf, two UNLV
professors leading the research, were not returned.

Both their names are on a peer-reviewed study published in
November's journal of the Soil Science Society of America. In it,
the research team describes the surprise discovery of potentially
toxic, asbestos-type minerals in rocks and dust from Boulder City
to the southeastern edge of the Las Vegas Valley.

Buck has called it the first discovery of naturally occurring
asbestos in Southern Nevada.

"At this point we know enough to know there is a hazard. We don't
know what the risk is," she told the Review-Journal in December.
"Until we know more, it would be a good idea to avoid dust from
those areas."

The study area takes in all of Boulder City and a wide swath of
the Eldorado Valley, with tendrils that reach to the shore of
Lake Mead and into the oldest parts of Henderson.  Asbestos
fibers can't be absorbed through the skin, but if inhaled or
swallowed, they can spawn a range of deadly diseases, such as
cancer, that might not develop for a decade or decades.

Buck said there is no known safe amount of asbestos fibers, but
not everyone who is exposed gets sick.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Defendant Sues Plaintiffs' Firms in Fraud
----------------------------------------------------------------
Matthew T. Wagman and Alexander P. Creticos wrote for Law.com,
"[s]ince the bankruptcy of the major asbestos defendants,
plaintiffs' firms have increasingly turned their attention to
smaller players, usually manufacturers of products containing
small amounts of encapsulated chrysotile asbestos. One of those
defendants, Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC, recently obtained
a significant ruling when a federal bankruptcy judge determined
that the gasket manufacturer's liability for present and future
mesothelioma claims was $125 million, far less than the more than
$1 billion that plaintiffs' firms sought to have the entity set
aside for claims. Garlock is not stopping there, however. It has
also filed suit against a number of plaintiffs' firms in an
effort to recoup some of the money it has paid out to claimants
over the years. How these lawsuits play out will potentially
reveal new avenues for asbestos defendants to gain leverage in
pending and future high stakes cases.

Garlock's lawsuits were filed under seal, so the exact
allegations are unknown. Insights into the nature of the
manufacturer's claims, however, can be gleaned from the extensive
opinion in the bankruptcy case recently resolved in Garlock's
favor, In Re: Garlock Sealing Techs., LLC, Case No. 10-31607, __
B.R. __, 2014 WL 104021 (W.D.N.C. Bankr. Jan. 10, 2014).

In undertaking to estimate Garlock's potential liability for
present and future claims of plaintiffs diagnosed with
mesothelioma, a rare and fatal malignancy forming in the lining
of the lungs, the court in In Re: Garlock traced the history of
Garlock's participation in asbestos litigation over the past ten
years, finding that plaintiffs' firms engaged in a "startling
pattern" of misconduct during this time period, including
suppressing exposure evidence to inflate cases' values. Id. at
*14.

The court underscored that the encapsulated asbestos contained in
Garlock manufactured gaskets would only be released if the
gaskets were cut, scraped, wire brushed, ground, or abraded. It
further noted that the gaskets contained chrysotile asbestos, a
far less toxic substance than other forms of asbestos and one
that is disputed to even cause mesothelioma.

The court also highlighted that Garlock's gaskets were generally
bolted between steel flanges or valves and wrapped with asbestos
thermal insulation produced by other manufacturers. This
insulation was composed of the much more toxic amphibole
asbestos, which the court found the causative factor in the large
majority of cases in which Garlock was implicated.

Against this backdrop, the court noted that "[o]ne of Garlock's
primary defenses was to deflect responsibility to other co-
defendants," as its "contention was that its encapsulated
chrysotile product did not cause injury." Id. at *11. Thus,
"evidence of the plaintiffs' exposure to other co-defendants
products was essential to its defense and its negotiating
position" -- especially evidence of exposure to more toxic
insulation products. Id.

Critically in this regard, the last of the major insulation
manufacturers entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in
2005. Thus, to recover from these entities, plaintiffs must make
claims to bankruptcy trusts established to process asbestos
claims. Much of a viable defendant's evidence of alternative
exposure can come from the information provided in these
bankruptcy trust submissions.

Recognizing this, the court found that a number of plaintiffs'
firms engaged in a consistent practice of withholding evidence of
amphibole exposure over the last ten years by instructing
witnesses to omit testimony of insulation exposure and by
manipulating the bankruptcy trust submission process, either
through declining to make bankruptcy trust claims until after a
case had settled or simply failing to disclose to the defense
what claims had been made on the plaintiffs' behalf. Moreover,
these firms were directly representing that their clients had no
amphibole exposure, making Garlock the central target of claims
with no opportunity to establish an alternative exposure defense.

To aid in the fact-finding process, the court permitted Garlock
to undertake full discovery in fifteen cases closed within the
last ten years. This discovery, the court determined, revealed
that over the last ten years, certain plaintiffs' firms had
consistently and intentionally suppressed alternative exposure
evidence from Garlock in an effort to drive up settlement values
and hinder Garlock's defense. Although it made "no determination
of the propriety of that practice," the court declined to
consider verdicts rendered or settlements reached during this
time period in estimating Garlock's potential liability for
present and future mesothelioma cases, reasoning that these
results were "infected by the manipulation of exposure evidence
by plaintiffs and their lawyers." Id. at *15, *10.

Although the facts revealed in In Re: Garlock may seem extreme,
they do not appear to be as isolated as one would hope. As claims
have become more attenuated, somehow testimony identifying
products that contained amphibole asbestos has all but
disappeared, notwithstanding what a plaintiff must have actually
worked with or around. Armed with the information it obtained
through discovery in In Re: Garlock, however, Garlock is now in a
strong position to expose this corrupt system and pave the way
for viable asbestos defendants to gain leverage in cases to which
they are named, but are not the true responsible parties."

Matthew T. Wagman, Esq. -- mwagman@milesstockbridge.com -- is
principal with Miles & Stockbridge's Products Liability and Mass
Torts Practice Group and leads its Manufacturing and Distribution
Industry Team. Alexander P. Creticos, Esq. --
acreticos@milesstockbridge.com -- is an associate in the
practice. Matt and Alex focus their practices on the defense of
products liability matters, including mass torts, toxic torts,
and those involving consumer products.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NJ Contractor Admits to Illegal Fibro Work
-----------------------------------------------------------
MaryAnn Spoto, writing for The Star-Ledger, reported that a
contractor in Woodbridge, New Jersey, contractor admitted to
removing asbestos from a Union Township daycare center and other
schools and homes without having a license to perform the work,
acting Attorney General John Hoffman said.

In pleading guilty to operating the unlicensed business, William
T. Muzzio Jr., owner of Citadel Environmental Consultants,
acknowledged he released hazardous asbestos dust and debris into
the Townley School in Union Township, Hoffman said.

Muzzio, 52, of Woodbridge, pleaded guilty before Superior Court
Judge Scott J. Moynihan in Elizabeth to one count each of
unlawful release of a toxic pollutant and violating the Asbestos
Control and Licensing Act, Hoffman said.

Under the plea agreement reached through Deputy Attorneys General
Mary Erin McAnally and Phillip Leahy, prosecutors will recommend
a seven-year prison term for Muzzio when he is sentenced on June
27.

Based on inspections by the state Department of Health and Senior
Services, the Townley School was required to remove damaged
insulation on pipes in the building's basement boiler room before
the school's license could be renewed, said Elie Honig, director
of the state Division of Criminal Justice. Checking with the
state Department of Labor and Workforce Development after Muzzio
did the work in February 2012, health department officials
learned he was not licensed to remove asbestos as state law
requires, Honig said. The labor department referred the matter to
Honig's office. The school subsequently hired a licensed
contractor to redo the work, Honig said.

Muzzio also admitted performing unlicensed asbestos removal work
at the Union Middle School in Hampton in Hunterdon County; at the
Hatchery Hill School and the Willow Grove School in Hackettstown;
and the John Marshall Elementary School in Edison between April
2011 and May 2012.

Muzzio also admitted that he performed unlicensed asbestos work
at 12 homes in Middlesex, Union, Morris, Essex, Hudson and Ocean
counties.

"New Jersey has strict laws to protect the public from the
dangers of asbestos exposure, and we will continue to enforce
them vigorously," said Honig "Those like Muzzio who put the
health of others in jeopardy will find themselves facing stiff
criminal penalties, including imprisonment."

The plea resolves charges Muzzio faced in Woodbridge for alleged
unlicensed work he performed there on 13 schools and 21 homes,
said Peter Aseltine, a spokesman for the Attorney General's
Office.

The agreement calls for Muzzio to pay $19,848 in restitution.
That includes $7,970 to the Townley School, $4,763 to the
department of labor, $3,445 to the Hackettstown Board of
Education, $2,870 to the Union Township Board of Education and
$800 to the Edison Board of Education, according to the Attorney
General's Office.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Cleanup to Close Madison Library
-------------------------------------------------------
Mike Pignataro, writing for Madison Patch, reported that Madison,
New Jersey Library will closed for about a week for asbestos
removal.

The library closed starting March 24. Books and media items
borrowed can be returned while the library is closed through the
outdoor drop box. Items on hold can be picked up in the Chase
Room during certain hours, according to the Madison Eagle.

The library was built in 1969 with asbestos-containing materials
that were identified in 2010. The library closed in March 2011
and again in November 2012 for asbestos abatement projects.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Test Confirms Fibro in South Carolina Courthouse
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Asbestos was discovered in Greenwood County Courthouse. But
according to a report dated March 05, 2014, work already started
to get it cleared. Meanwhile, to help others avoid the same
problem, Florida asbestos testing company AGC Environmental
advised an early inspection for the said fibrous mineral.

The report relayed that the asbestos was found out after a
testing was implemented in the courthouse in January. It detailed
that the result of it, which was released on February 26,
detected the mineral's presence, particularly, in the building's
ceiling tiles. And as it noted, some of it was also detected on
its floor tiles and other locations in the courthouse.

In order to solve the problem and keep the employees safe, the
report related that the County Council authorized the asbestos
removal following the confirmation of the fiber's presence.
However, it shared that acting county attorney Stephen Baggett
Jr. said that the courthouse remains safe for the public. As he
added, air monitoring was done in the building during the
weekend.

Here is an excerpt from the news post:

"Greenwood County Council passed a measure which will clear the
way for the removal of asbestos from Greenwood County Courthouse.

Acting county attorney Stephen Baggett Jr. talked about the
discovery of the asbestos."

The presence of asbestos poses a serious threat to health said
AGC Environmental. It could even cause malignant mesothelioma in
humans, it shared.

Because of that, it advised the public to detect asbestos early.
That way, an immediate removal could be implemented and the worst
of what it could possibly bring could be prevented, it added.

However, when it comes to Florida asbestos testing, AGC
Environmental said that its service is the best. It stated that
the same is true with its Florida asbestos removal.

Those processes and its other environmental health services, said
the company, are all implemented by experts. It stated that their
procedures follow the federal guidelines as well.

Additionally, it shared that it had been serving as Florida
expert witness for a long time already. And with its experience,
it assured that it could deliver effective, safe and reliable
services.

To know more about the company and its environmental health
services, it invites everyone to visit its website at
agcenvironmental.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Firm's Attempt to Consolidate Claims Denied
------------------------------------------------------------
Heather Isringhausen Gvillo, writing for Legal Newsline, reported
that a judge in Baltimore, Maryland, has denied several requests
to consolidate more than 13,000 asbestos cases in an effort to
bring pending asbestos cases to trial and resolution.

On March 5, Judge John M. Judge Glynn of the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City filed the order denying the plaintiffs' Motion for
Asbestos Case Consolidation and Adoption of Trial Plan, which was
originally introduced in June 2012.

Judge Glynn reached his decision after reviewing arguments and
studying various approaches to alleviate the substantial number
of cases pending on the asbestos court's docket.

"The parties have posed questions and raised concerns about the
need to reform the docket that has become the repository of all
asbestos claims in the State of Maryland," Judge Glynn wrote.

On June 19, 2012, the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, PGA, filed
the motion on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs with pending
asbestos claims in the court.

The movants believe the court's asbestos docket has reached a
crisis and propose that their method would resolve outstanding
claims, referring to prior consolidation methods from the 1990s
as support.

As part of their plan, the movants' consolidation proposition,
called Consolidation III, would have commenced in three phases:

-- Plaintiffs' counsel would select 15 Illustrative Plaintiffs
from among the thousands of included cases, which would be tried
in full to verdict against some collection of defendants
presently unknown;

-- The plaintiffs would then seek a round of trials to resolve
punitive damages claims arising from Phase 1; and

-- All verdicts reached during Phase 1 on defendant liability
would then be applied to so-called "minitrials" to individual
claims of exposure, causation and damages, to resolve the
remaining cases.

The movants ultimately believed common issues could have been
adjudicated in a consolidated trial and subsequent trials for
individual claims.

"The plea to breathe life into Consolidation III arises from the
inference that all asbestos litigation is comprised in part of
global issues pertaining to aspects of defendant liability, and
the belief that a similar scheme worked in the past," Judge Glynn
wrote.

The Baltimore court first attempted this approach in 1990 with
Consolidation I, which "generated 'consolidated settlements'
between plaintiffs and multiple defendants' prior to trial."

Consolidation II occurred shortly after to address claims
deriving from the Consolidation I timeframe.

"Movants argue that a resurrection of the consolidation approach
would be the best means to afford claimants their day in court.
But they offer no explanation for why this approach was abandoned
years ago only to arise from its ashes in the current proposal,"
Judge Glynn wrote.

The defendants were universally opposed to the PGA motion and
filed a joint response dismissing the consolidation proposal and
criticizing the lack of detail in the motion.

They point out that the motion is "long on optimism and short on
specifics as to which cases will be included and how the court
could construct and manage such a scheme."

"Defendants urge caution that inherent due process violations
haunt the PGA Motion," Judge Glynn added.

They contend the proposal lacked the proper details as to which
cases and issues would ultimately be consolidated into one
massive trial.

"As such, it could be a tremendous waste of court resources to
charge headlong into consolidation without first giving due
consideration to factors aside from clearing dockets," the order
stated.

"Defendants argue that an 'unmanageably long and complex' trial
scheme, as proposed, would actually be less efficient than the
current method of managing the asbestos docket," it added.

The defense further argued that one jury cannot be expected to
strictly separate the common issues from the causation and
exposure questions unique to each case due to the broad array of
issues and parties they would be presented with.

They believe the massive amounts of various evidence would
confuse a jury, resulting in prejudice to individual defendants
while denying both parties a fair trial.

"If we are in the dark as to the breadth and diversity of the
common issues aspect of the proposed scheme, then this court
cannot accurately anticipate the risk of juror confusion of the
issues," Judge Glynn wrote.

A hearing was held on Dec. 17, 2012, in response to the
defendants' contentions that the court lacked sufficient
information to make an informed decision on the PGA Motion,
during which the court inquired as to the potential of the
proposal to improve the docket as well as other viable reform
alternatives.

In a memorandum opinion issued on Feb. 5, 2013, Judge Glynn seeks
clarification necessary to make an informed decision on the
issue.

The PGA firm replied on March 7, 2013, reiterating that previous
consolidations were upheld on appeal, and an additional
consolidation attempt would bring proper conclusions to thousands
of pending cases.

Judge Glynn wrote that the movants provided an estimated
timeframe for the phases, but refused to explain how they would
select the plaintiffs' cases to be tried, claiming attorney work
product privilege. They also dismiss a proposal for summaries of
the facts and merits of a randomly chosen set of the cases,
arguing that proper scrutiny will take place when they proceed to
discovery and trial. Lastly, the firm anticipated that
consolidation would produce mass settlements and relieve the
court of the need for trial.

The defense also responded to the court's opinion, reiterating
skepticism of the proposal. They believe that the movants fail to
provide details on how the consolidation scheme would operate,
who would be involved and how the court will find the resources
to carry out the proposal.

Judge Glynn gave a brief synopsis on former consolidations, which
are relied upon pretty heavily for support by the PGA Motion,
writing that Maryland "has ranked at the top on lists of states
with the largest number of asbestos lawsuits filed" for decades.

He said that by April 1990, there were more than 4,900 asbestos
cases filed in the court, reaching an average of 200 cases per
month.

After failed attempts at controlling the growing docket, the
court proposed to consolidate for trial certain common issues in
asbestos lawsuits.

"This experiment was predicated on the belief that a definitive,
global answer to common issues would, one way or another, foster
resolution of cases," Judge Glynn stated.

So in April 1990, the court consolidated 8,555 pending asbestos
cases according to questions of product defectiveness, defendant
liability, and punitive damages.

Because an additional 1,300 asbestos cases were filed during the
Consolidation I period, a second consolidated trial was initiated
in 1994 to resolve the influx of new lawsuits, which mirrored the
first consolidation attempt.

Together, the two consolidation attempts lasted well into 1995,
but didn't stem the flow of heavy case filings to the present
day. The court has attempted subsequent innovative efforts to
reform the docket, "but despite these efforts, and as evidenced
by the instant matter, the past consolidation procedures have
failed to produce permanent resolution."

"Accordingly, based on the information provided in movants' and
respondents' briefs, the December 17, 2012 hearing, and
consideration of past attempts at consolidation in this court, we
have not been convinced that a fresh round of consolidation will,
more likely than not, result in a more equitable or more
efficient asbestos docket," he wrote.

In his analysis of the consolidation proposal, Judge Glynn wrote
that this court has "little faith that the ill-defined proposal
of the movants would improve the operation of the asbestos
docket."

Arguing the court must decide the matter or facts rather than
faith, Judge Glynn said he cannot rely on the plaintiffs'
"baseless" assurances that consolidation is the best method.

"The indiscriminate combination of a large number of cases, the
details of which are little known, poses too great a risk of
confusion of the issues," Judge Glynn wrote. "Furthermore, should
this court go blindly down the path to which plaintiffs point, we
would be burdened with years and years of minitrials of unknown
scope and viability."

For starters, Judge Glynn said the court needs a detailed
proposal rather than relying on speculations as to how a
consolidation would unfold or succeed.

"The inadequate amount of information provided and the
substantial questions left unanswered not only makes it difficult
for this court to accept the proposal, but challenging to even
imagine how it might work should it be embarked upon. We cannot
accept a scheme to revamp an entire docket without first having
studied a detailed analysis of how this system would operate,"
Judge Glynn wrote.

He added that any reforms must increase the efficiency and
fairness of the asbestos docket.

"In other words, either this court undertakes potentially one of
the largest multiparty trials ever constructed in the state or
movants effectively become a gatekeeper to having an asbestos
claim resolved in this court," Judge Glynn said. "Of course
neither of these outcomes would work towards a more equitable
docket for all parties."

Because the asbestos docket is composed of an Active Trial Docket
and an Inactive Docket, not all of the cases are even ready for
trial, which would cause an even heavier burden on the court if
consolidation were to commence, he wrote.

Judge Glynn expressed uncertainty that all the time and effort to
carry out a third consolidation would even be worth it in the
end.

"[U]ltimately, if Consolidation I and Consolidation II are any
guide, the asbestos docket will ultimately fill up again with
additional case filings," Judge Glynn wrote.

Judge Glynn also stated that if the consolidation attempt were to
lead to settlements and conclusions, mass settlements could then
breed forum shopping, increasing the number of filings.

"The argument goes, in effect, consolidation encourages
additional filings by making it more attractive to file a claim
in a particular jurisdiction," Judge Glynn wrote. "This court
cannot look with favor on adopting a practice that encourages the
filing of cases simply because it is the location where a
claimant are likely to obtain a prompt resolution of a matter."

"This court should expect the best but must plan for the worst,"
he added.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NDP Concerned on Issues at Misericordia Hospital
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Mariam Ibrahim, writing for Edmonton Journal, reported that
Alberta, Canada, NDP is raising the alarm on "shocking" problems
plaguing the aging Misericordia Hospital, including asbestos,
mould and unreliable elevators.

The problems are detailed in 270 pages of documents obtained by
the NDP through freedom of information legislation.  The
documents reveal a litany of problems at the 45-year-old
hospital, many of which are raised by staff in the emails as
occupational health and safety hazards.

"We literally have hundreds of documented circumstances that are
happing right now that would suggest that it is in fact an
unhealthy and dangerous place to both work and to have patients
in it," said NDP health critic David Eggen.

The documents cover a period between January 2012 and mid-
December 2013.

Eggen called on the province to fund more repairs at the
hospital, but said ultimately a new hospital is needed.

Among the documents is an email written in March 2013 that raised
concerns about the hospital's sterile core elevator not working.
"It's creating a huge impact on service to the O.R. (operating
room) today and exhausting our staff within their first hour of
work running up and down two flights of stairs non-stop," it
says.

Another email discusses a four-year-old hole in the floor of a
delivery room that "often fills with blood and amniotic fluid.

"This makes it very difficult for the service attendants to
adequately clean and is a significant infection control issue,"
it continues.

Another shows high levels of mould in the hospital's mechanical
room and indicates staff shouldn't enter without wearing
appropriate protective equipment.

In April 2013, staff complained about q lab being an
uncomfortable 27 C. The same day, emails were sent about
uncomfortable heat within other departments. "It is almost 10
degrees higher than the standard," one staff member wrote. An
email from the gift shop referred to "upset" staff and volunteers
who were threatening not to work because of the extreme
temperatures.

"Some of the staff cannot handle the heat," one email says. "One
of the staff came to us with tears because of the heat."

On July 20, 2013, an email showed all three of the hospital's
elevators were out of service for more than four hours, but that
no patients were affected during the outage. Staff have also had
"numerous concerns" about the call system in patient rooms in the
hospital's makeshift emergency room, emails show.

Covenant Health spokeswoman Fran Ross said many of the issues --
including the hole in the delivery room floor and mould in the
mechanical room -- have since been remedied.

"Mould and asbestos is not an issue for patient safety," she
said. "We're testing frequently and we respond immediately."

The amount of asbestos in the hospital is consistent with its
age, she said, adding the policy is to not disturb if possible.

Health Minister Fred Horne noted that $19.2 million in provincial
funds has been earmarked for repairs and maintenance at the
hospital. Most of that funding -- about $15 million -- has
already been spent. He agreed Edmonton needs a new hospital.

"It's not just about aging infrastructure at the Misericordia,
it's about all of the growth that we've experienced to date and
what we expect in the next 10 to 15 years," Horne said.

Meanwhile, the province will continue to invest in repairs at the
hospital, Horne said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Removal Near School Concerns Parents
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Dustin Barnes, writing for Arkansas Matters, reported that
parents whose children attend a Little Rock, Arkansas, head start
are concerned asbestos removal at a nearby building could
jeopardize children's and workers' health.

It's taking place near the King Head Start off of Colonel Glenn
Road.

Near the school, an asbestos removal company is using a filter to
bring in outside air and then sending uncontaminated air outside.

Even though UAMS, which runs the school, assures parents the
procedure is safe, some are still leery about it so close to a
school.

"It's not just my baby. I'm generally concerned about all of the
babies and workers. Everyone in the area," Della Jordan said.

After so much concern, the asbestos removal company agreed to do
their work at night when school is out.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: UB Takes Precautions in Fibro Removal in Hall
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Chad Cooper, writing for The Spectrum, reported that a few rooms
on the first floor of Capen Hall, in The University at Buffalo,
in New York, have signs on the doors informing students of the
presence of asbestos. UB is following New York State Health Codes
in its efforts to renovate the rooms and rid them of the
asbestos.
UB has placed signs warning students of the presence of asbestos
in a few rooms on the first floor of Capen Hall that are being
renovated in conjunction with New York State health codes.

Some asbestos is contained in floor tile mastic and joint
compound in the rooms and its removal was necessary in renovating
the area.

In an email, Joe Raab, director of environment, health and safety
(EH&S) at UB, said the abatement is a "planned project and there
has been no emergency release of asbestos in the building." The
removal will take about eight days to complete.

Raab said precautions are being implemented to prevent the spread
of asbestos. New York State requires its removal in a containment
built of plastic sheeting under negative air pressure.

A third-party asbestos consulting firm is also monitoring the
project.

"This firm provides on-site representatives who observe the work
practices, regularly inspect the containment, and collect the air
samples," Raab said in an email. "In addition, a UB project
manager and EH&S oversee the entire process, with safety of the
building occupants as the primary objective."

Raab said air samples will be taken during and after the clean up
to ensure the asbestos was contained and properly removed.

Subpart 56-1.8 of the New York State Department of Labor Safety
and Health Code states: "Every contractor engaged in the
abatement portion of a project shall post or otherwise provide
for a written notification to residential and business occupants
of a building 10 days prior to the commencement of work on any
asbestos project in the building. What do you think?

"With regard to projects being conducted in school buildings, the
faculty, staff and students attending such school shall be
considered to be business occupants and shall receive notice as
required in this Part (rule)."

If students feel they have been in contact with the rooms or any
hazardous material, Raab said to contact EH&S.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Test Results Show Dangerous Dust in Ingram
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WPXI.com reported that according to the Allegheny County Health
Department, in Pennsylvania, test results show several neighbors
in Ingram have been living next to dangerous asbestos.

Channel 11's Renee Kaminski first reported on the concerns and
she confirmed that the asbestos posed a real threat on Middletown
Road.

"The cement shingles on the building resulted in 30 percent
asbestos," said Jim Thompson, director of the ACHD. "That's
dangerous. Anything over 1 percent covered in county regulations
is certainly on the high end."

According to the ACHD, the owner of the property did not apply
for a permit to remove the siding.

"(Work crews) were put at some risk, but the one saving thing is
these cement shingles weren't very fragile so they weren't at
great risk. But we're following proper procedure," Thompson said.

The owner told Kaminski he intends to comply with health
department regulations, but wouldn't say why he didn't have the
property tested.

The enforcement arm of the health department is investigating.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Hampshire Schools Caretaker Died From Fibro
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Southern Daily Echo reported that a man from Romsey, in
Hampshire, England, who spent years working as a caretaker in
schools across Hampshire died as a result of extreme asbestos
exposure, an inquest heard.

Graham Gale, 62, of Symes Road, died on November 24 last year at
Countess Mountbatten House of malignant mesothelioma.

Dr Balvinder Shoker, who carried out the post-mortem, confirmed
Mr Gale had a large tumour in his right lung as well as other
tumours of various sizes in his kidney, liver and intestines.

In his statement read out at the hearing Mr Gale gave a long and
detailed description of his years working with asbestos materials
while working for Hampshire County Council, Southampton City
Council and Eastleigh Borough Council.

Mr Gale, who was born in Shirley and attended Merry Oak Secondary
School, left school in 1968 to become an apprentice painter and
decorator and worked on council houses at Townhill Park.

"I recall rubbing down guttering and pipes in preparation for
them to be repainted," he wrote. "The majority of council homes
had asbestos and a great deal of dust was created. I was never
provided with a mask."

Mr Gale went on to work for Prince and Sons before he was
contracted at a primary school in Devon working to maintain the
school classrooms which included fixing broken window ledges and
cleaning pipes -- all of which were made of asbestos.

Mr Gale said: "The school had a huge number of asthma sufferers
as a result of the dust."

He wrote of an incident where the water froze in the radiator
during the winter and then flooded the room when it had thawed
which caused a lot of the adjoining wall and floor to come away
which threw a lot of dust into the air.

"My wife was working there at the time and she was assisting me,"
he said. "At the time I was unaware of the danger and at no time
was I given any warnings to do with the dangers of asbestos. In
my view I would have continued exposure."

Mr Gale also worked at Mountbatten School in Romsey.

"I was responsible for making sure the ceiling tiles were cleaned
or fixed if they were broken," he added. "It had a great deal of
asbestos within it; the boilers were lined with asbestos as was
the water tank."

Recording a verdict of death of industrial disease, assistant
coroner Sarah Whitby, said: "I have no doubt Mr Gale died as a
result of industrial disease."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Appeal to Build Fibro Transfer Station Upheld
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Lizzie Massey, writing for Kent Online, reported that an area of
Lordswood, in Kent, England, is set to be a dumping ground for
asbestos.  It has been reported the Planning Inspectorate has
upheld an appeal to build an asbestos transfer station, near a
school and playground, in North Dane Way.

Last year, people flocked to the area in protest of the plans put
forward by Medway firm Asbestos First, and the application was
turned down by councillors.

One year ago, Chatham MP Tracey Crouch with protesters against a
planned asbestos transfer station in North Dane Way, Lordswood
The refusal came after the council received 338 letters, 454
postcards and six petitions opposing the build.

But the firm's owners Debbie and David Hales appealed the
decision with government planning inspectors and it has been
upheld.

Labour PPC for Chatham Tristan Osborne said: "I am very
disappointed.

"The independent campaign that was backed on a cross-party basis
collected hundreds of signatures and dozens of objections. It
remains the belief of the large majority of the community that
this transfer station is not suited to this residential location.

Whilst this decision has been made in consultation with lawyers I
think the community will feel let down that there wishes have
been rode roughshod over."

But Mr and Mrs Hales insist the site, which will accept up to 70
tonnes a week of waste asbestos, would benefit the community
because there are so few places to dispose of the cancer-causing
building material.

At the time the appeal was lodged, Mrs Hales said: "It has got to
be done. It is a necessary evil. Without guys like mine who make
the stuff safe, where does it go?"

The material is to be double-bagged and stored in locked skips at
the former gritting depot before being moved to larger tips
elsewhere.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Removal Set for Madison Childhood Center
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Mari Grigaliunas, writing for My Suburban Life, reported that the
District 205 Board of Education, in Illinois, approved the lowest
bid for asbestos abatement at Madison Early Childhood Center.

The asbestos is currently unexposed under floor tiles and not a
safety concern. Those tiles, however, need to be removed in order
to complete other projects. Those projects will bring water, hot
water and a sanitary system to a portion of the building
currently without those amenities.

Frank Schuh, director of buildings and grounds for the district,
explained that the tiles will be heat removed rather than torn up
to prevent any airborne particles. Also, construction is planned
for the beginning of summer break while the building is closed.

Schuh said the tile project is much less intense than removing
asbestos in other scenarios like from boilers or pipe wrap.

Universal Asbestos Removal, Inc. of Lemont was the lowest
qualified bidder, at $36,000, of the six bids received.

"In the world of asbestos projects, this one is an extremely
small one," Schuh said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Plaintiff Says Fibro Concern Fell on Deaf Ears
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Gordon Gibb, writing for Lawyers and Settlements, reported that a
plumber whose complaints and concerns about an alleged presence
of asbestos at a Staten Island, New York, hospital fell on deaf
ears was fired in December. The plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit
claims that he was let go because he spoke up.

The plaintiff, James Pepe, has yet to suffer a diagnosis of
asbestos mesothelioma -- and he may have to wonder for decades if
that might happen, given the incubation period for minute,
airborne asbestos fibers to incubate inside the body before
emerging into, what is for most, a death sentence. And yet, in
spite of a widespread awareness of the dangers of asbestos
exposure, Pepe claims in his asbestos compensation lawsuit that
his employer complained it would be too costly to abate exposed
asbestos, and repeatedly refused to entertain a request to
provide Pepe with protective gear, or so it is alleged.

The employer named in the lawsuit is Richmond University Medical
Center, which is also affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital
stemming from a clinical affiliation between the two hospitals
that took effect in early 2012.

According to the Staten Island Advance, Pepe was hired as a
plumber by the hospital in 2005. Two years later, according to
court documents, Pepe approached his supervisor with a concern
over exposed and friable asbestos present throughout the plumbing
shop where Pepe was based. Pepe maintains his concerns were
rebuffed, and he was told the hospital "can't afford to have [the
asbestos] abated," court records state.

According to the asbestos lawsuit report, Pepe continued to
perform various plumbing tasks throughout the hospital spanning
six years, from 2007 through 2013. Amongst the duties he is said
to have performed, was the repair of a high-pressure steam pipe
inside a tunnel, together with the repair of other pipes in the
basement, sub-basement and in the ceilings on various floors of
the facility.

At one time, asbestos was favored as an insulation material for
pipes and ductwork. The age of the building where Pepe worked was
not outlined.

The plaintiff contends that each time he raised concerns about
the potential for asbestos exposure and his concerns surrounding
the potential for asbestos cancer, he was rebuffed. Pepe further
states that he feared for his job and performed all tasks in
spite of his concern, given his assertion that his employer
threatened to have him fired if he didn't stop complaining.
"Shockingly, defendants wholly ignored plaintiff Pepe's very
serious complaints of asbestos contamination in the workplace and
immediately directed plaintiff Pepe to continue working in
enclosed areas containing asbestos," states the asbestos lawsuit,
in court filings.

According to the Advance, tensions began to escalate in November
of last year when the hospital directed the plaintiff to repair a
steam pipe, which allegedly featured fittings that were covered
with asbestos. Pepe refused to perform the work without
protective gear, and was suspended without pay. A week later,
according to court records, Pepe made the first of two complaints
to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with
regard to working conditions at Richmond University Medical
Center.

Pepe, according to the report, was terminated from his job
December 3 of last year, less than a week following his second
complaint to OSHA.

In a statement, Richmond University Medical Center said, "We are
confident that there is no exposure risk to employees or
patients. Richmond University Medical Center takes all safety
issues very seriously and has an active process for investigating
and addressing environmental concerns in a timely manner."

Asbestosis and asbestos mesothelioma are two incurable diseases
that are caused from unprotected exposure to airborne asbestos
fibers. However, symptoms can take decades to emerge.

Pepe seeks unspecified monetary damages in his asbestos lawsuit,
which was filed in state Supreme Court, St. George.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Origin Energy Suspends Drilling on Fibro Fears
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Australian Associated Press reported that Origin Energy has
suspended drilling at 12 rig sites in south east Queensland,
Australia, as it investigates an asbestos contamination incident.

Origin says the suspension of drilling at its Australian Pacific
liquefied natural gas (LNG) project is a precautionary measure.

"This measure follows notification from one of our drilling fluid
suppliers, Australian Mud Company (AMC) that an imported product
(NUTPLUG) sometimes used in drilling fluids has been found to
contain asbestos," Origin said in a statement.

The company said all stocks of affected material have been
quarantined and accounted for throughout the supply chain, from
storage warehouse to site.

It says specialist waste removal experts were removing material
from each location for safe disposal.

AMC is withdrawing the product from the market and conducting
tests into the source and introduction into the supply chain.

Origin and AMC have notified authorities and Origin is carrying
out an investigation into the incident.

A hotline has been established for anyone who may have been
exposed to asbestos contaminated drilling fluid additives.

In the meantime, Origin says an alternative product has been
sourced.

Origin shares dropped 17 cents, or 1.2 per cent, to $14.39, on
March 13.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Find Closes Cultra Bothy on Ben Alder Land
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Liz Roberts, writing for Grough.co, reported that walkers and
climbers have been warned not to use a Highland bothy after
asbestos was found in the building.

The Mountain Bothies Association, which maintains Culra Bothy on
the Ben Alder estate, in England, said it should only be used in
an extreme emergency.  It is likely the shelter will have to be
knocked down, the charity said.

MBA spokesman Neil Stewart said: "Following a professional
survey, the association has been advised that asbestos is present
in the fabric of the building and that the bothy is unsafe for
public use.

"Culra is therefore closed with immediate effect.

"Discussions are ongoing about the future of the building but it
is most likely that it will need to be demolished.

"Notices will be placed on the building as soon as the
association is able to get them there. The building is currently
unlocked and may remain unlocked but should not be used except in
extreme emergency."

Part of the building, south-west of Dalwhinnie, was closed in
December 2011 after winds blew off the roof.  It came back into
use the following month after its owners made repairs to the
roof.
The bothy lies close to Culra Lodge in the shadow of Ben Alder,
at grid reference NN 523 762.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Tests Undertaken at Hereford Hospital
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Hereford Times reported that a contractor fell through a ceiling
at Hereford County Hospital and the man was checked over by A&E
staff for minor injuries following the accident in the hospital's
back offices.

Seven members of staff were put through the hospital's
decontamination unit as a precaution, while the area was sealed
off so that tests on air, dust and debris could be undertaken.

However, hospital spokesman John Burnett said that no asbestos
was found.

Robert Money, who was in the A&E department at the time of the
incident, said that staff dealt with the situation very well.

"I saw a variety of drinks being handed out to staff victims who
had inhaled dust thought to have been asbestos related - they
took no chances and collected all used tissues in hazardous waste
bags," said Robert.

"There was no fuss or noticeable disruption to the public using
A&E as the wonderful staff nurses just kept people moving
throughout."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: MDL Grants 6,000 Motions to Dismiss Fibro Suits
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HarrisMartin Publishing reported that the judge overseeing the
national Asbestos Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation has
granted 5,974 motions to dismiss filed by shipowner defendants,
rejecting new evidence presented by the plaintiffs that
purportedly showed the defendants had waived their lack of
jurisdiction argument.

In a March 12 opinion, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania opined
that ". . . put simply, plaintiffs have not produced any case-
specific evidence of record identifying which defendants in the
instant cases actually elected to make the strategic legal
decision to waive the defense of lack of personal jurisdiction."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Forces Rockland County Workers to Relocate
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Laura Incalcaterra, writing for The Journal News, reported that
employees in Rockland County, New York, who work in an office
where asbestos has been disturbed have been relocated until a
cleanup can be done, a county spokesman said.

About five workers and eight desks have been moved away from
where an asbestos-wrapped water heating pipe was found to be
leaking, said Scott Salotto, a spokesman for the county
executive's office.

The pipe leaked onto a drop-ceiling tile and then onto the floor,
he said, noting none of the material was found to be friable, or
frayed, which can pose health risks.

The leak occurred on the fourth floor of the Sain County Office
Building in offices housing the Personnel Department. The county
bought the building at 18 New Hempstead Road in 1974 for $1.4
million to help solve office space problems, according to The
Journal News archives. It was built between 1960 and 1962,
Salotto said.

Maintenance in the building has been a challenge over the years
and has involved ventilation, electrical and disabled-
accessibility issues. In 1994, the county tested air and water
samples from a cooling tower for the bacteria that causes
Legionnaire's disease after a worker fell ill; no link to the
building was found.

Asbestos has been an issue before.

Asbestos, composed of a group of minerals, used to be added to
many products because it is strong, fire-resistant and relatively
inexpensive. Until the 1960s, it was commonly used as insulation
in homes, schools and businesses.

Asbestos is dangerous only when it becomes friable. That releases
microscopic fibers into the air, which then can be inhaled. The
fibers can scar the lungs, leading to asbestosis, a condition
marked by difficulty breathing and heart failure. Exposure also
may increase risk for other illnesses, including several types of
cancer.

Many industrial workers, including people who worked in shipyards
and power plants, were exposed before the risks were fully
recognized.

Salotto said a remediation crew will be hired to conduct a
cleanup "in the near future." The ceiling tile will be replaced
and the pipe repaired, he said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Lordswood Fibro Transfer Depot Approved
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BBC News reported that plans to expand a waste asbestos depot in
Kent, England, have been approved by a planning inspector
following an appeal.

Medway Council rejected the application by Asbestos First to set
up a transfer station in Chatham, after receiving hundreds of
objections.

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch said the inspector had overturned the
decision against the will of the people.

The company said it would look at ways of working with people
living nearby to build up their trust.

Asbestos is already stored in vans on the site in North Dane Way,
Lordwood.

A section of the depot will now be used to transfer asbestos
between vans and locked skips for storage before being removed
every two weeks for disposal.

'Very disappointed'

Medway councillors had a number of environmental concerns, as
well as worries about the security of the site, the number of
vehicles coming and going and the proximity to homes.

"I am very disappointed that the asbestos transfer site has been
given permission," said Ms Crouch.

"Local residents, local politicians and the whole council's
planning committee decided that it shouldn't."

Asbestos First managing director Debbie Hales said the depot
should not pose any health risk to residents.

"The waste must be contained at site," she said.

"It is treated before it is removed, it is then double-bagged and
the bags are clean before they go into the waste compartment.

"I am going to be here every day. I don't want to be next to
something that would cause a risk to myself, let alone anybody
else who works here."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Expensive Clean-Up Underway After Fibro Dumping
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Melinda Hayter, writing for ABC News, reported that the council
in Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia, is facing a major clean-
up operation after eight uteloads of asbestos were illegally
dumped at two of its landfills.

Engineering Director, Phil McMurray, says the dumpings at
Gundagai and Nangus occurred within the last fortnight, with
bonded asbestos found among builders rubble.

Mr McMurray says Workcover and the Environment Protection Agency
(EPA) have been informed and council has isolated the asbestos.
He says it will cost ratepayers tens of thousands of dollars for
the decontamination of the site and for the asbestos to be
removed.

"We've engaged the services of an occupational hygienist to
control and monitor and oversee the clean-up process," he said.

"We have to engage a licensed contractor, they'll suit up, wrap
the asbestos in plastic suitable for disposal later on.

"Council needs to hire an excavator, tipper, water cart and we've
got to bury the material to industry standard under a heap of
fill at our facility.

"The costs are prohibitive.

It's going to cost the good ratepayers of Gundagai in the tens of
thousands of dollars at this stage to clean up this mess.
Council's discussed this, and to be honest, they were disgusted
people are cutting corners and dumping in the wrong spot.
Gundagai Shire Council Engineering Director, Phil McMurray
"It's going to cost the good ratepayers of Gundagai in the tens
of thousands of dollars at this stage to clean up this mess.

"Council's discussed this, and to be honest, they were disgusted
people are cutting corners and dumping in the wrong spot.

Security is set to be improved at the Gundagai Shire's landfills,
after the illegal asbestos dumping.

"We're looking at this stage of implementing better systems for
control at our waste sites," Mr McMurray said.

"Our road system at our Gundagai landfill is being redesigned so
that whoever enters the tip will have to have their load
inspected by the landfill supervisor there.

"We're increasing surveillance.

"We're going to introduce some cameras and a lot more random
inspection by council rangers."

There are 14 landfill sites across the Riverina, listed on the
EPA website, as being equipped to handle the removal of asbestos.

They include the Bald Hill facility near Jugiong, Wagga Wagga,
Albury, West Wyalong and Griffith.

Information on how to dispose of asbestos can be found on the
Workcover website.

People convicted of illegal dumping asbestos can be fined up to
$5000, or be prosecuted, with penalties up to $1m.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Okla. Woman Files Meso Claim in St. Clair
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The Madison-St. Clair Record reported that an Oklahoma woman is
suing following her father's death due to asbestos exposure.

Nicole Lockett of Tulsa, Okla., individually and as special
administrator of the estate of Randle R. Lockett Sr., deceased,
filed an asbestos lawsuit Feb. 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit
Court against 21 defendant corporations.

In her complaint, Nicole alleges the defendant companies caused
the recently deceased Randle to develop mesothelioma after his
exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.
Randle worked in the military and at ICBM and Minuteman and MX
missile site maintaining and repairing silos, the suit states.

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of
asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for
the plaintiff's safety, the suit states. As a result of his
asbestos-related diseases, Randle became disabled and disfigured,
incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and
mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, he was prevented
from pursuing his normal course of employment and, as a result,
lost large sums of money that would have accrued to him, the
plaintiff claims.

Nicole Lockett is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000,
compensatory damages of more than $200,000, punitive damages in
an amount sufficient to punish the defendants for their
misconduct and other relief the court deems just.

She is being represented by Ethan A. Flint, Jill M. Price, Carson
C. Menges, John B. Woelfel, Diane Andrew and Laci Whitley of
Flint and Associates in Glen Carbon.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-175.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: No Mesothelioma Benefit From Vit. D, Study Says
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Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a study in Nutrition and
Cancer that suggests Vitamin D supplements are not likely to
reduce the incidence or severity of mesothelioma.

Previous studies conducted by the mesothelioma researchers at
Australia's National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases found
no survival benefit from the antioxidant Vitamins A, E, and
selenium on mice with asbestos-induced mesothelioma. But, noting
that "a prevention strategy based on diet or dietary
supplementation could have enormous benefit" by preventing both
disease and the fear of disease development, they extended their
research to include vitamin D.

Using lab mice that had been exposed to asbestos, the team
compared the survival of mice whose diets were deficient in
Vitamin D with those that received 4500 IU/kg of supplemental
Vitamin D. Not only did Vitamin D have no positive affect on
mesothelioma development in the asbestos-exposed mice, but the
results suggested that supplementation may even be harmful.

In an analysis of their findings in Nutrition and Cancer, the
research team reported that the median survival of the
supplemented mice was significantly shorter than that of mice
given a standard diet with just 1,000 IU/kg of Vitamin D. (29
weeks vs. 32.5 weeks)

Just as high Vitamin D did not appear to impact mesothelioma
development, neither did Vitamin D deficiency. Mice deficient in
Vitamin D had the same rate of mesothelioma development as the
control mice. "Neither the latency time from asbestos exposure to
diagnosis nor disease progression after diagnosis was
significantly different between mice on these diets," the authors
write in Nutrition and Cancer. The team concludes that Vitamin D
is unlikely to help protect asbestos-exposed people from
developing mesothelioma, or to slow the progression of the cancer
after it has developed. The original research study appears in
Nutrition and Cancer. (Robinson, C, et al, "Dietary Vitamin D
Supplementation Does Not Reduce the Incidence or Severity of
Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma in a Mouse Model", February 24,
2014, Nutrition and Cancer, Epub ahead of print,
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24564337)

Although there is no proven dietary method for fighting
mesothelioma, dieticians recommend a diet rich in fruits,
vegetables, lean protein and whole grains to maintain energy and
stamina during cancer treatment. Patients are advised to always
discuss any dietary changes with their doctor.

For nearly ten years, Surviving Mesothelioma has brought readers
the most important and ground-breaking news on the causes,
diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. All Surviving
Mesothelioma news is gathered and reported directly from the
peer-reviewed medical literature. Written for patients and their
loved ones, Surviving Mesothelioma news helps families make more
informed decisions.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: BASF, Cahill Liable for Fibro Evidence
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Law360 reported that protections from fraud claims stemming from
statements made during litigation cannot be used to shield BASF
Catalysts LLC from allegations in a putative class action
accusing the company and counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP
of destroying evidence about asbestos-containing products, the
Third Circuit heard on.

Jeffrey Pollock, an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP representing
plaintiffs who say BASF and Cahill Gordon scuttled thousands of
product liability suits by destroying evidence about the asbestos
content of the company's talc products, argued that a lower...

The case is Kimberlee Williams, et al v. BASF Catalysts LLC, et
al., Case No. 13-1089 (3d. Cir.).  The case was filed January 10,
2013.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Residents Worried About Fibro in Grand Junction
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The Associated Press reported that residents in Grand Junction,
Colorado, are concerned about asbestos contamination after a home
exploded last year, forcing dozens of people to evacuate.

According to KREX-TV, Colorado Mesa University later bought the
property and hired a company to clean up the site. An
environmental company submitted a remediation plan to the state,
but it was denied. A new plan is pending.

Three people were injured in the explosion last March, prompting
evacuations of nearby schools and homes.

Mesa County sheriff's officials say firefighters had been working
with Xcel Energy at the site of a suspected natural gas leak when
crews spotted a fire at a home that then exploded due to the gas
inside. The fire spread to another home next door. The source of
the asbestos was not identified.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fibro Alert at Paisley's RAH Maternity Ward
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Chris Taylor, writing for Daily Record and Sunday Mail, reported
that concerns were raised after asbestos was found in a room at a
hospital in Paisley, England -- not far from where new mums are
giving birth.

The asbestos, which was once a popular construction material but
can prove deadly if disturbed, was discovered by workers who were
carrying out refurbishments in a plant room at the Royal
Alexandra Hospital.

Health chiefs sealed off the area and have called in a specialist
team to remove the potentially-hazardous substance.  They insist
there is no risk to patients or staff -- but one visitor who
contacted the Paisley Daily Express said the find is "a cause for
concern."

The man, who asked not to be named, said: "It's hard to believe
there could still be this stuff in a hospital.

"Asbestos kills and it is a slow and horrible death."

In March, a spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
confirmed the asbestos was discovered "in the vicinity" of the
RAH maternity ward.  She added that hospital bosses ordered air
quality checks and no deadly fibres from the material have been
detected.  The spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that material
which contains asbestos was found in a plant room in the
hospital.

"We fully comply with all the legislative requirements around
asbestos surveillance, management and disposal and this material
is being removed in a controlled manner by a specialist licenced
contractor.

"As part of our rigorous asbestos policy, specialist
environmental air tests are carried out regularly by independent
experts and these have confirmed there is no risk to patients or
staff."

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in
the UK, causing around 4,500 fatalities each year.

Last December, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was fined oe10,000 at
Glasgow Sheriff Court for exposing patients and workers to the
material in a plant room at the Southern General Hospital, in
Glasgow.

Despite a 2004 report flagging up a "high risk" caused by
asbestos fibres in the ceiling, action was not taken for seven
years.

Asbestos fibres can enter the lungs if disturbed, causing
scarring and fatal diseases, including mesothelioma and cancer.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Jury Awards $7.25MM in Landhorne Man's Lawsuit
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PSYCHE MARCH 15
Gina Passarella, writing for The Legal Intelligencer, reported
that a Philadelphia jury awarded $7.2 million against nine
companies whose products were allegedly used by a shipfitter
whose estate claimed his exposure to the asbestos-containing
products caused the man's mesothelioma and death.

With eight of the nine defendants settling before or during
trial, the sole defendant, RSCC Wire and Cable, will be on the
hook for one-ninth of the award, or approximately $805,000, the
plaintiff's attorney, Lawrence Cohan of Anapol Schwartz, said.

Edward Merwitz worked as a shipfitter at the Philadelphia Naval
Shipyard from 1965 to 1971 before spending the rest of his career
as a nurse anesthetist. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in
2010 and died six months later at the age of 62.

Merwitz's wife and administrator of his estate, Rosemarie
Merwitz, filed the suit on his behalf against RSCC, which was
listed on the verdict sheet at Rockbestos, and eight other
companies: General Electric, Westinghouse, Greene Tweed, Buffalo
Pumps, Blackmer Pumps, Warren Pumps, Square D and DeLaval
Turbine. Cohan said all of those companies, with the exception of
Rockbestos, settled before or during the trial.

All nine defendants were listed on the jury sheet and the eight
jurors voted 7-1 in finding all of the defendants created
products that were a substantial factor in causing Edward
Merwitz's mesothelioma. The case, Merwitz v. Allis Chalmers
Product Liability Trust, was heard before Philadelphia Court of
Common Pleas Judge Victor DiNubile. The trial opened Feb. 27 and
the jurors deliberated for about three hours March 12 before
returning with their verdict.

The jury awarded about $3.6 million in Survival Act damages and
about $3.6 million in wrongful-death damages, according to a copy
of the verdict sheet provided by Cohan.

The case against Rockbestos presented challenges, Cohan said,
because Merwitz was a shipfitter who didn't deal directly with
Rockbestos' electrical wire products.

"Regular, frequent and proximate is a particularly daunting
defense when you have a plaintiff who is a shipfitter" in a case
against an electrical manufacturer, Cohan said.

Cohan was referring to the requirement in asbestos cases that the
plaintiff prove he had regular, frequent and proximate exposure
to a defendant's asbestos-containing product. Cohan said
Rockbestos argued Merwitz didn't directly handle its product and
so it couldn't have been something he was regularly exposed to.
Cohan said Merwitz had second-hand exposure to the product
through being around other shipyard employees who were using the
wiring.

There were three other main arguments at trial, Cohan said.
Rockbestos first argued that the two plaintiff witnesses --
former co-workers of Merwitz -- didn't correctly identify a
Rockbestos product as the specific wiring product to which
Merwitz was exposed.

The second battle, Cohan said, was over whether the type of
asbestos fibers contained in Rockbestos' product could actually
cause mesothelioma. The fiber in wiring products, Cohan said, is
known as chrysotile. He said there is a debate in the medical
community as to whether that type of fiber causes mesothelioma.
The parties' respective experts came down on either side of the
issue, and Cohan said the jury clearly believed the plaintiff's
argument that the fiber does cause mesothelioma.

The other defense in the case, Cohan said, was that the
Rockbestos product did not give off enough asbestos fibers to
have been a factor in Merwitz developing mesothelioma. Cohan said
the defense wanted to point out that the asbestos levels were
below the OSHA requirements, but he said those requirements
weren't in place at the time Merwitz worked in the shipyard and
aren't relevant to the determination in this case.

"The battle is not over whether they meet some threshold limit
value or permissible exposure level," Cohan said. "It's whether
or not it gives off fiber above the ambient air levels."

There were three expert witnesses for the plaintiffs. Dr. Arthur
Frank, an occupational medicine specialist from Drexel
University, testified that chrysotile fibers do cause
mesothelioma, Cohan said. Pathologist Harvey Spector of Crozer-
Keystone Health System also testified to that point, Cohan said.
The plaintiff also called as an expert witness industrial
hygienist Neil Jurinski of Maryland.

Atlanta-based industrial hygienist Charles Blake testified for
the defense, Cohan said.

Cohan worked on the case with David Carney of his firm. Robert P.
Corbin and Tiffany Giangiulio of German Gallagher & Murtagh
represented Rockbestos. Corbin did not return a call seeking
comment.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Former SNET Call Center in Waterbury to be Razed
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Waterbury Republican American reported that asbestos abatement at
the building in front of the Waterbury Train Station, 333 Meadow
St., in Connecticut, has been finished and soon the building will
be torn down.

Crews began demolishing the subsurface parking garage, causing
vibrations in nearby buildings. Concrete from the parking garage
will be recycled on site and used as fill to level the grade of
the property.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Mr Fluffy" House Sealed After Fibro Found
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Kirsten Lawson, writing for The Canberra Times, reported that the
discovery of significant asbestos contamination in a house, in
Pearce, Canberra, cleared under the "Mr Fluffy" program has led
authorities to seal it off.

A family, including children, were prohibited from returning to
the house, in Canberra's south, after inspectors from WorkSafe
ACT visited.

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe also put a prohibition
notice on further work on the house, which was being renovated,
and asked his major investigations unit to look into any breaches
of the law.

Testing had found amosite asbestos, the most deadly form of the
building material, on a range of surfaces through the house, and
on materials in a trailer outside, he said.

Inspectors determined that the work was not being done safely,
the builder may have been unlicensed, and no development approval
documents had been found.

The home owners and the builder knew it was a Mr Fluffy house.

"This is the first case I have seen where there has been such a
flagrant issue arise in what was known to be a Mr Fluffy house,"
Mr McCabe said. "What has happened in this case, it's hard to
understand, given the publicity there has been about this issue."
There was a high chance the builder and his workers had been
exposed.

"I understand the family is very concerned . . . and the tragic
thing about these kinds of situations is you may not know for a
long time whether you actually incur any medical consequences, so
you can live with that sitting over your head."

Inspectors immediately told neighbours, but Mr McCabe said air
tests had not detected asbestos fibres above background levels.

"Because air monitoring has not shown the presence of any fibres,
there's no current risk to the public and the material outside
has been sealed. As to whether there was exposure prior to our
intervention, we can't ascertain that," he said.

Anyone who is concerned should see their GP.

Mr McCabe would not give the house's address, beyond confirming
it was in Pearce. It was one of the 1049 homes identified as
having the loose "Mr Fluffy" asbestos installed in the ceiling as
insulation in the 1970s and removed during a clean-up program
between 1988 and 1993.

The householders were also part of the mailout in February this
year warning people in Mr Fluffy houses that some of the
insulation might remain in wall cavities and other spaces, such
as under the floor. Home owners were warned against any
renovation or disturbance of walls, subfloors or eaves without an
asbestos inspection.

Mr McCabe is still trying to establish when renovation work began
at the house in Pearce, but said wall panels had been removed
inside, along with parts of the exterior wall.

WorkSafe was getting advice on how to remediate the house, and Mr
McCabe said the family could be out for some time.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Kent Apt. Owner Jailed for Mishandling Fibro
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Paige Cornwell, writing for The Seattle Times, reported that the
owner of an apartment complex in Kent, Washington, was sentenced
to 15 months in prison for violating the Clean Air Act by
knowingly exposing residents and workers to airborne asbestos,
according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Stanley Xu, 53, pleaded guilty in October for failing to protect
residents of the Avante Apartments in Kent from asbestos exposure
after a pipe ruptured in December 2009. Xu knew the ceiling
material contained asbestos but used untrained and uncertified
workers to clean up and dispose of the hazardous waste, the U.S.
Attorney's Office said in a news release.

The Environmental Protection Agency filed complaints against Xu
and his company, Longwell Company, in 2006 for paint
contamination at another King County apartment complex he owns.
He was cited a year later by the Washington State Department of
Labor and Industries for failing to conduct an asbestos survey
before construction work at another complex.

In 2010, four of the company's seven complexes had been named in
asbestos-removal violations, according to state records.

"We're not experts on this," Xu said in an interview in 2010.
"We're business people."

Xu again failed to protect tenants and workers after his guilty
plea last year during another repair project, the U.S. Attorney's
Office said.

The apartment tenants included families with young children,
pregnant women and low-income individuals. Many of the tenants
were told they were required to clean the debris, which contained
asbestos, from their belongings.

In addition to prison time, Xu was sentenced to 90 days of home
confinement and ordered to make a $75,000 community-service
payment to the National Environmental Education Foundation. His
company was fined $159,850 and placed on five years' probation to
ensure it complies with all environmental regulations.


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