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            Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Vol. 17, No. 25


                             Headlines

ALEIAS GLUTEN: Recalls Parmesan & Classic Croutons Due to Peanuts
ALBANY, NY: Red-Light Camera Proposals Face Opposition
ALTAK INC: Faces "Villa-Cortez" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
AMERICAN EAGLE: Has Sent Unsolicited Text Messages, Suit Claims
APPLE INC: 9th Circuit Weighs Antitrust Suit Over AT&T Contract

ARCADIA TRADING: Recalls 7 oz. Read Thread Fish
BASF METALS: Sued Over Illegal Platinum Price Manipulation
BP PLC: Decline in Oil Prices May Impact Oil Spill Fines
BRADLEY PETROLEUM: Faces Complaints Over Labor Law Violations
CARESCOPE LLC: Doesn't Properly Pay Employees, "Torres" Suit Says

CHANNELADVISOR CORPORATION: Sued Over Misleading Fin'l Reports
CITY WIDE TRANSIT: Faces "Whitfield" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
CJS GLOBAL: Faces "Carrillo" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
COLORADO OUTLET: Faces "Guillen" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
COMPLIANCE EDUCATORS: Has Sent Unsolicited Ads, Action Claims

CORDUA RESTAURANTS: "Ramire" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT
COX VETERINARY: Recalls Gastroade Xtra Due to Disapproval of FDA
CYTOSPORT INC: Falsely Marketed Protein Products, Suit Claims
DIGITAL RECEPTION: Fails to Pay Workers OT, "Gertzel" Suit Says
DYNASTY BUFFET: Faces "Calle" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime

EMSP LLC: "Sierra" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
EXPO EMART: Faces "De Quinteros" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
FERRARA BAKERY: Sued in N.Y. Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
FIFTH GENERATION: Falsely Marketed Vodka Products, Action Says
FRAMINGHAM AUTO: Accused of Wrongful Conduct Over Employees' Plan

FREELAND FOODS: Recalls Go Raw Spicy Seed Mix Due to Salmonella
GARLOCK SEALING: Offers to Settle Future Asbestos Claimants
GENERAL MOTORS: Ignition Switch Investigation Docs Are Privilege
GOLDEN TREE: Faces "Delgado-Lopez" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
GONNELLA BAKING: Recalls Jewell Sandwich Rolls & Gonella Sub Buns

GOOGLE INC: Accused of Illegal Transcription Business Practices
GOOGLE INC: Faces Zenbu Magazine Suit Over Copyright Infringement
GREYSTONE OWNER: Faces "Johnson" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
HAIN CELESTIAL: Falsely Marketed Tea Products, "Burga" Suit Says
HANK'S FURNITURE: Sued Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

HOMEJOY INC: Has Sent Unsolicited Text Messages, Action Claims
HOSPIRA INC: Recalls Several 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection
HYLAND'S INC: Summary Judgment Motion in Homeopathic Suit Nixed
J CREW: Sued in Massachusetts for Collecting Customer ZIP Codes
JJ FUDS: Recalls Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food

JRN INC: Faces "Dukes" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
KAISER PERMANENTE: Mental Health Workers Strike Amid Class Suits
KIRBY LESTER: Has Sent Unsolicited Fax Messages, Action Claims
KOREAN FOOD: Recalls Mak Kimchi Due to Undeclared Shellfish
KREATIVE THERAPY: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages

LAMBERT'S CAFE: "Brown" Suit Seeks to Recover  Unpaid OT Wages
LIFE TIME: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, "Agruss" Suit Claims
LIME GREEN: Recalls Thai Delight Burritos Due to Undeclared Soy
LONGUEUIL, CANADA: South Shore Residents Sue Over Water Crisis
MEGU MODERN: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages & Damages

NEW YORK LIFE: Fla. Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
NORTH CAROLINA: Medicaid Settlement Hearing Scheduled for April
ONE LUCKY: Faces "Coltelli" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT Wages
PETROMAR INTERNATIONAL: Fails to Pay Workers Overtime, Suit Says
PFIZER INC: Lipitor MDL in South Carolina Ongoing

PJCF LLC: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages & Damages
POCKETSLOGAN CORP: Faces "Ibarra" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
POM WONDERFUL: Appeals Court Upholds Deceptive Advertising Claims
PPG INDUSTRIES: Fails to Pay Overtime Hours, "Garcia" Suit Says
PREMIUM RECEIVABLES: Sued Over Violation of Debt Collection Law

PROBAR LLC: Recalls Frosted Peanut Butter Bars Due to Milk
PRODIGY DIABETES: Has Sent Unsolicited Facsimiles, Suit Says
QUESERIA BENDITA: Recalls Fresh Soft Cheese & Sour Cream
RECEIVABLES PERFORMANCE: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, Action Says
RICH'S FOXWILLOW: Faces "Ayala" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime

ROGERS CLEANING: "Quintero" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT Wages
SILVER AIRWAYS: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages & Damages
SLACKER INC: Sued in Cal. Over Alleged Copyright Infringement
SONY COMPUTER: Sued in Cal. Over Alleged Copyright Infringement
SUNMIST RESTAURANT: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT

TAAG INDUSTRIES: Has Sent Unsolicited Facsimile, Action Claims
TAKATA CORP: Faces Suit in Over Air Bag-Related Death
TBK 82 CORP: "Cortez" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
TD BANK: Faces "Austin" Suit Over Collection of Overdraft Fees
TD BANK: Faces "Ucciferri" Suit Over Collection of Overdraft Fees

TESCO: Australian Litigation Funder to Launch More Mass Claims
TJL ENTERPRISES: Falsely Marketed Homeopathic Remedies, Suit Says
UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Sued in Cal. Over Illegal Marketing Practices
UNITED RECOVERY: "Singer" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT Wages
WAL-MART STORES: Sued Over Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

WESTCO FRAMERS: Faces "Rojas" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
WESTPAC BANKING: To Withdraw From Money Service Sector
WET SEAL: Closed 338 Stores Without Proper WARN Notice, Suit Says
WOOD GROUP: Faces "Fenley" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
WOORI BANK: To Partially Compensate Picity Fund Investor Losses

WORLDWIDE LABOR: "Santinac" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT Wages
ZILLOW INC: Inside Sales Consultants File $5MM OT Class Action

* FTC Recommends Specific Steps to Enhance Consumer Privacy
* Securities Litigation Filings at Historic Low in 2014


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ALEIAS GLUTEN: Recalls Parmesan & Classic Croutons Due to Peanuts
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Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary and
precautionary recall of certain lots of its 8 ounce Parmesan
Croutons and Classic Croutons because they may contain undeclared
peanut protein. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk
of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume
these products.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in grocery
stores and through web orders.

The product is packaged in a brown cardboard box with white text.
The Lot Number can be found on the window side of the package. All
potentially affected lot numbers are as follows:

  UPC Code        Product Description                 Lot Numbers
  --------        -------------------                 -----------
8 55930 00162     Aleias Gluten Free Parmesan         410221,
                  Croutons 8 oz.                      413121,
                                                      416021,
                                                      417221,
                                                      419211,
                                                      510110,
                                                      514210

8 55930 00161 6   Aleias Gluten Free Classic          410221,
                  Croutons 8 oz.                      413121,
                                                      416021,
                                                      417221,
                                                      419211,
                                                      510110,
                                                      514210

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic
reactions at this time.

This recall was initiated due to the possibility of undeclared
peanut protein in the cumin provided by a third-party supplier.

Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC is committed to providing the
highest quality products. As an allergen food manufacturer, the
safety of our consumers is our top priority. For this reason we
are initiating this voluntary recall of the products. This recall
is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose
of it or return it to the place of purchase where they will
receive a refund. Consumers with questions or concern may call
Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC at 203-488-5556 during normal hours
of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm EST).

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm432308.htm


ALBANY, NY: Red-Light Camera Proposals Face Opposition
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Jordan Carleo-Evangelist, writing for Times Union, reports that
opponents of the city's plan to install red-light cameras at up to
20 intersections say the city's solicitation to camera vendors
doesn't go far enough to block companies with checkered histories
from bidding for Albany's business.

A week after the city released its request for proposals for
camera firms, the group No Albany Red-Light Cameras, or N.A.R.C.,
on Jan. 16 called for the document to be redrafted.

Among the changes sought by the group is an explicit ban on the
city doing business with any company that has been involved in a
class-action lawsuit, has "engaged in financial impropriety"
elsewhere, has made political contributions anywhere in the state,
has interfered with a ballot referendum on red-light cameras or
has a history of issuing erroneous citations.

Those limitations, apparently inspired by lawsuits filed against
one camera firm in Florida and bribery allegations against another
elsewhere, could effectively exclude most if not all major camera
companies, which N.A.R.C. spokesman Jesse Calhoun said was the
group's point.

"People should have this brought to their attention.  The public
deserves to know that the companies themselves have a history,"
Mr. Calhoun said.  "The RFP is a good chance to protect against
the bad things that have happened with red-light cameras."

The group also wants the RFP rewritten to include mandatory
yellow-light times or assurances that camera firms cannot request
that the city deviate from federal standards.

Deputy Police Chief Brendan Cox told the Common Council in
September that the city is working toward four-second yellow-light
times as it upgrades its traffic signals, which would be a second
longer than federal standards for a 30 mph road.

In some other cities with red-light cameras, yellow-light
intervals have been controversial, with some found to have been
abbreviated in ways that drove up violation rates.

The city's RFP makes clear that camera vendors will have no access
to the traffic signal controls or the ability to change signal
timing.

"We've already addressed all these issues," Officer Steven Smith,
a police department spokesman, said.  "Nobody is going to have
access to our stuff."

N.A.R.C. also wants the revised RFP to explicitly state who will
own the equipment -- an issue the RFP leaves unspecified.

Mr. Calhoun says the group's fear is that the city will strike a
deal that pays the camera company as a share of tickets issues,
giving the company a financial incentive in larger numbers of
violations.

In September, a representative of AAA of New York urged the city
to avoid such an arrangement to avoid public distrust.

Other possibilities include the city paying the camera firms a
flat monthly fee per camera.

Camera vendors' responses were due to the city Jan. 30.


ALTAK INC: Faces "Villa-Cortez" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Maria Villa-Cortez, individually and on behalf of other employees
similarly situated v. Altak, Inc. and Miko Kabeshita, Case No.
1:15-cv-00725 (N.D. Ill., January 24, 2015), is brought against
the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for hours worked
in excess of 40 in a week.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Valentin Tito Narvaez, Esq.
      CONSUMER LAW GROUP, LLC
      6232 N. Pulaski, Suite 200
      Chicago, IL 60646
      Telephone: (312) 878-1302
      Facsimile: (888) 270-8983
      E-mail: vnarvaez@yourclg.com


AMERICAN EAGLE: Has Sent Unsolicited Text Messages, Suit Claims
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Walter Wood, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a Delaware
corporation, AEO Management Co., a Delaware corporation, Case No.
1:15-cv-00570 (N.D. Ill., January 21, 2015), seeks to redress the
Defendants' practice of sending unsolicited text messages to the
Plaintiff and each class members' wireless telephone.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an American clothing and
accessories retailer with stores throughout the United States. It
operates several brands including Aerie, a women's line of
clothing consisting of undergarments and lingerie.

AEO Management Co. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Eagle
Outfitters, Inc. and is responsible for operating AEO's website
and promotions.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joseph J. Siprut, Esq.
      Ismael T. Salam, Esq.
      SIPRUT PC
      17 North State Street Suite 1600
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 236-0000
      Facsimile: (312) 241-1260
      E-mail: jsiprut@siprut.com
             isalam@siprut.com

          - and -

      Robert Adhoot, Esq.
      Tina Wolfson, Esq.
      Brad King, Esq.
      AHDOOT & WOLFSON, PC
      1016 Palm Avenue
      West Hollywood, CA 90069
      Telephone: 310-474-9111
      Facsimile: 310-474-8585
      E-mail: radhoot@ahdootwolfson.com
              twolfson@ahdootwolfson.com
              bking@ahdootwolfson.com


APPLE INC: 9th Circuit Weighs Antitrust Suit Over AT&T Contract
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Marisa Kendall, writing for The Recorder, reports that the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit explored new territory on
Jan. 16 as it considered under what circumstances wireless service
providers must accompany their cellphone manufacturing partners to
court.

The case between Apple Inc. and a potential class of iPhone
buyers, who claim they were forced into contracts with AT&T
Mobility, tests when plaintiffs lawyers can deliberately exclude
telecom companies in order to keep disputes out of arbitration.
"Our case law is pretty flimsy on this," acknowledged Judge Milan
Smith Jr. during oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit.

The panel, which also included Judge J. Clifford Wallace and Judge
Michelle Friedland, seemed intrigued by plaintiffs' argument that
they should not have to include AT&T Mobility as a defendant in
their antitrust suit against Apple.  The judges continued to
question plaintiffs lawyer Mark Rifkin of Wolf Haldenstein Adler
Freeman & Herz after the clock ran out, and granted him extra time
for rebuttal.

Plaintiffs in Ward v. Apple allege they were unknowingly locked
into unbreakable five-year contracts with AT&T after buying
iPhones, due to a secret, collusive agreement between Apple and
AT&T.  Their lawyers dropped AT&T as a defendant from the suit in
2011, in an attempt to avoid arbitration after the U.S. Supreme
Court upheld AT&T's arbitration agreement in AT&T Mobility v.
Concepcion.  U.S. District Judge James Ware dismissed the case in
2012, ruling AT&T was a necessary party to the litigation under
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 19.

Judge Smith's first question to Mr. Rifkin hit at the heart of the
case: "If the wireless service agreement between AT&T and its
customers did not contain an arbitration clause, is there any
question that the plaintiffs would have sued AT&T as well as
Apple?"

Mr. Rifkin conceded plaintiffs probably would have sued AT&T.

Latham & Watkins partner Daniel Wall -- dan.wall@lw.com -- arguing
for Apple, said that proves plaintiffs are playing legal games to
avoid arbitration. Mr. Wall accused plaintiffs lawyers of simply
going through the complaint and deleting references to the service
provider, "pretending that it's not about AT&T."

Mr. Wall argued AT&T's ongoing contract with Apple is at issue in
the suit.  The service provider must be present to protect its
interests, because it will lose money and become vulnerable to
future litigation if the court finds the contract is illegal.

But Judge Smith and Judge Friedland questioned Mr. Wall's reliance
on a contract that the judges hadn't read, as it hadn't been
presented to the court in its entirety.

"You have the burden of showing that they do have a legal
interest," Judge Friedland reminded the Apple lawyer.

Judge Smith acknowledged there is little legal precedent to shape
the panel's decision, as most decisions that indicate when a third
party must be named in a suit involve specific factors not at
issue in the Apple case.  For example, both sides discussed a 1999
Eleventh Circuit case over the alleged monopolization of airport
take-off and landing slots at British airports.  In Laker Airways
v. British Airways, the court ruled a third party company that
coordinated take-off and landing slots was a necessary party to
the suit, because an adverse decision would have put it out of
business.

Mr. Rifkin argued that, unlike in the British Airways case, there
are no extraordinary factors that make AT&T a necessary party to
the Apple litigation.

"Nothing in Judge Ware's opinion indicates that he found there was
some compelling reason to have AT&T here that wouldn't be present
in the case of every coconspirator in an antitrust conspiracy," he
said.

Mr. Wall countered that for four years, before the Concepcion
ruling, plaintiffs counsel railed against AT&T as the monopolist.
Now, without AT&T at the table, Apple's hands are tied.

"We aren't the monopolist.  We aren't the one who is charging
these prices," Mr. Wall said.  "How are we to defend this case?"


ARCADIA TRADING: Recalls 7 oz. Read Thread Fish
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Arcadia Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is recalling all packages
of Red Thread Fish because they are uneviscerated. The product
comes in a 7 oz. heat sealed plastic bag.

The recalled Red Thread Fish was distributed nationwide in
supermarkets. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if
it does not look or smell spoiled.

The potential for contamination was noted by New York State
Department of Agriculture inspectors during a routine inspection
and subsequent analysis of product by Food Laboratory personnel
confirmed that the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to
processing.

The sale of uneviscerated processed fish is prohibited under New
York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium
botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera
than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish have been
linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.

Symptoms of botulism poisoning include blurred or double vision,
general weakness, and poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and
respiratory paralysis.

No illness have been reported to date in connection with this
problem.

Consumers who have purchased 7 oz. packages of Red Thread Fish are
urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-782-6888.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm432300.htm


BASF METALS: Sued Over Illegal Platinum Price Manipulation
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White Oak Fund LP, on Behalf of Itself and All Others Similarly
Situated v. BASF Metals Limited, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC
Bank USA, N.A., and Standard Bank PLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-00436
(S.D.N.Y., January 21, 2015), alleges that the Defendants are
engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to manipulate and rig the global
benchmarks for physical platinum and palladium prices, as well as
the prices of platinum and palladium-based financial derivative
products.

BASF Metals Limited is a London, England based financial services
company that is a subsidiary of BASF SE.

Goldman Sachs International is a financial services company and a
subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., with its principal
place of business in London, England.

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a banking and financial services company
and a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc.

Standard Bank PLC is a South African banking and financial
services company, which maintains its principal place of business
in London, England.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian Philip Murray, Esq.
      Lee Albert, Esq.
      GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP
      122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2920
      New York, NY 10168
      Telephone: (212) 682-5340
      Facsimile: (212) 884-0988
      E-mail: bmurray@glancylaw.com
              lalbert@glancylaw.com

         - and -

      Gregory Bradley Linkh, Esq.
      GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP
      77 Water Street, 7th Floor
      New York, NY 10005
      Telephone: (646) 722-4180
      E-mail: glinkh@glancylaw.com


BP PLC: Decline in Oil Prices May Impact Oil Spill Fines
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Daniel Gilbert and Justin Scheck, writing for The Wall Street
Journal, report that after its oil-well explosion in the Gulf of
Mexico in 2010, BP PLC caught one lucky break: Oil prices surged
and boosted its cash flow, helping it to cover billions of dollars
in legal and oil-spill cleanup costs.

Now BP is facing up to $13.7 billion in federal fines -- about $10
billion more than it has set aside -- in much less comfortable
economic circumstances now that oil prices have plunged.  The
company was set to go to trial Jan. 20 in federal court in
New Orleans over how much it must pay the U.S. government for each
barrel of crude that spilled into the Gulf, in the final phase of
litigation stemming from violations of the Clean Water Act.

A global oil glut has sent prices tumbling since the summer.
Crude now sells for about 40% less than it did in April 2010, when
the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 people and
touched off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

The court's decision on the fines comes at a vulnerable moment for
BP.  Once the pride of England -- BP stands for British Petroleum
-- the company already has had to sell off a lot of assets to
cover spill costs.  One of its biggest bets is in suddenly hostile
territory: Russia.

The company is carrying $53.6 billion in debt, $21 billion more
than at the time of the spill.  Some analysts have been
speculating that a slimmed-down BP could become a takeover target
once the Deepwater Horizon litigation concludes.

BP is already feeling the effects of lower oil prices.  On Jan. 15
it said it would lay off about 300 workers in Scotland, and
analysts are lowering their forecasts for BP's 2014 earnings,
which are slated to be released Feb. 3.

The steep price decline "reduces BP's flexibility to cope with any
further claims or shocks," analysts at Fitch Ratings wrote on
Jan. 15.  The drop "will severely dent earnings in 2015, and will
likely stretch BP's credit profile beyond what is acceptable for
an 'A' rating, in the short run at least."

While the collapse in oil prices will crimp BP's cash flow, the
company's lawyers aim to use it to their advantage.  They plan to
argue that the price drop has weakened BP Exploration & Production
Inc., the subsidiary that is charged with the spill violations,
and the court should weigh this in imposing a penalty.

"We look forward to presenting our case at trial," said J. Andrew
Langan, a lawyer representing BP's subsidiary.  The company
"should be subject to a Clean Water Act penalty at the lower end
of the statutory range."

BP had $30.7 billion in cash by the end of September.  But the
company argues that it has no obligation to lend money to its
subsidiary and that the court should disregard the broader BP
group's financial resources in imposing a fine.

BP also argues it should get credit for leading the "largest
environmental response operation in the nation's history,"
according to court pleadings.  The company has incurred $43
billion of spill-related costs, including criminal and civil
settlements and $14 billion for the Gulf cleanup.

Lawyers for the government acknowledge that BP spent money that it
wasn't required to, citing $846.2 million that BP paid for
research into the spill, tourism promotion, and seafood testing,
among other expenses, that could be deducted from the penalty.

But they plan to present evidence that BP's subsidiary is
controlled by the parent and can weather the impact of a fine.
Because the subsidiary "can readily access equity, capital, or
borrowing from BP, it can pay the maximum penalty," lawyers for
the U.S. Justice Department wrote on Dec. 19, 2014.

High oil prices buoyed BP as it unloaded properties to pay for
spill-related costs.  The company has raised more than $40 billion
from selling assets since 2010, including refineries in California
and Texas, and fields in the Gulf, Alaska, Colombia and the North
Sea.

"BP sold a hell of a lot of assets when the price of oil was a
hell of a lot higher than it is now," said Richard Champion, chief
investment officer at Sanlam Private Investments, which held BP
shares as of December.  As a result, BP made more money from the
sales than it could at current prices, he added.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster spurred a tangle of litigation,
including class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of people,
businesses and governments that contend that they were hurt by the
oil spill.

But the case that could be the most costly is the battle with the
U.S. government over violations of the Clean Water Act.  Judge
Carl Barbier, a federal-district court judge in New Orleans
handling the case, divided it into three parts.

In the first step, to determine liability, Judge Barbier ruled in
September that in an effort to cuts costs, BP acted recklessly
before the drilling rig exploded.  On Jan. 15, the judge ruled on
the second major phase of the litigation, finding that BP didn't
act irresponsibly in the wake of the accident.

Judge Barbier concluded that the well leaked 4 million barrels,
less than prosecutors had claimed.  After subtracting the oil that
was captured without spilling into the Gulf, the judge determined
BP is liable for a fine on 3.19 million barrels.

Now the question is how much the company must pay in pollution
penalties for each of those barrels.  The government is seeking a
$4,300 fine for each one; BP contends that fines should be capped
at $3,000 per barrel.

The penalty sought by the government would be the largest by far
for violating the Clean Water Act; BP calls it "a gross outlier
compared to penalties in any other case or settlement."  The
highest penalty imposed under the act to date is the $1 billion
that Transocean Ltd. paid in a 2013 settlement over the same
spill.

Tom Claps, a legal analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group,
estimates that BP's penalty will likely total about $6 billion to
$7 billion.  In addition to BP's steps to clean up the spill, he
says, Judge Barbier found BP bears only two-thirds of the blame
for the accident, with contractors Transocean and Halliburton Co.
at fault for 30% and 3%, respectively.


BRADLEY PETROLEUM: Faces Complaints Over Labor Law Violations
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Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, writing for Rocky Mountain PBS I-NEWS,
reports that more than 30 years of public records and internal
documents dealing with Bradley Petroleum, one of Colorado's oldest
employers, show the company has repeatedly been investigated for
violating federal and state labor law.  In particular, for a
pattern of suspending employees for shortages, reporting them to
the police for alleged theft, and then permanently withholding the
employee's final check despite a lack of evidence of any
wrongdoing.

I-News also interviewed 15 current and former employees at Bradley
Petroleum and Sav-O-Mat and they commonly referred to policies
that implicitly encouraged employees to pay out of their own
pockets for shortages.

State and federal labor authorities have investigated complaints
numerous times during the decades and recovered thousands of
dollars in lost wages for Bradley workers.  Under state law,
employers are allowed to withhold wages for 90 days pending the
outcome of police investigations.  If no charges are filed, wages
must be remitted plus interest.

Bradley Petroleum president Buzz Calkins said it was not the
company's policy to violate the state law, but he did acknowledge
errors in processing final checks.

"If there are no charges filed, then their check is returned to
them and they're free to go on with their lives," Mr. Calkins said
in an interview with I-News.

Dozens of civil lawsuits are filed every year in Colorado courts
for disputes over wages.  Every year the Colorado Department of
Labor and Employment receives an average of 5,000 complaints and
collects $1 million in unpaid wages from across state industries.

Federal investigators have completed investigations into 22 gas
station/convenience stores since 2005. In that period, Bradley
Petroleum has been investigated twice.

In that respect, Bradley is not unique.

What makes the case of this local, family-run business notable is
the consistency and longevity of the attempts in civil courts and
by state and federal authorities to enforce wage laws in favor of
Bradley's workers.

Bradley has never been charged in criminal court, despite concerns
and claims that the company's long established pattern of
withholding constitutes a form of wage theft.  In fact, no
Colorado employer has been charged in criminal court under the
state's wage laws since 2001, according to an I-News review of
court data from 2000 to 2014.

Last year the Colorado legislature passed a law to strengthen the
Department of Labor and Employment's ability to investigate worker
complaints and collect unpaid wages through an administrative
process. Criminal provisions in a 2013 version of the bill were
stripped out following opposition from business.

A Family Run Business Since 1912

Bradley lays claims to the first gas station in Denver, which
opened in 1912. Known for cheap gasoline, third generation owner
Brad Calkins has said in published interviews that he tries to
undercut the competition.

The company operates 48 gas stations under the Bradley and Sav-O-
Mat names throughout Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. It recently
opened two Dunkin' Donuts franchises.

Buzz Calkins, Brad Calkins' son and a former professional race car
driver, is the fourth generation to run the business.  He sat down
for an interview to discuss the years-long pattern of lawsuits and
investigations.

"I don't think you can stick around for 100 years if you're a
complete jerk," he said.

Sometimes at the end of the shift at the gas stations, he said,
the cash register and inventory don't balance out.  The quantity
of cigarettes, lottery tickets or gasoline on hand is less than
what the ledger says it ought to be.

"That's the nature of the industry," Buzz Calkins said.

Current and former employees cited many reasons that shortages
occur.  Customers drive off without paying, the credit card
equipment malfunctions, and employees make mistakes. Outright
theft by a customer or an employee also happens.

Shortages are at the heart of many employee disputes with Bradley.

I-News reviewed records from courts, law enforcement and the
company from 1981 until November 2014 that show a recurring
pattern: A shortage is discovered at a store, an employee pays out
of pocket to cover it.  Otherwise the employee is suspended, a
manager calls local law enforcement to file a police report
against the employee, and the employee does not receive his or her
final check, contrary to the 90-day stipulation under state law.

Long Litany of Official Intervention

In 1981 the federal Department of Labor issued an injunction
against Bradley and ordered the company to pay $6,000 for amounts
"allegedly due" for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act,
and enjoined the company from retaliating against employees for
filing complaints.

In 1992, Brad Calkins again signed an agreement with the federal
Department of Labor to pay $8,293 to 44 employees to settle claims
of alleged violations of federal wage and hour laws, while denying
any violation of the law.

In 1997 the company agreed to another settlement, this time with
the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for $20,000 for
the same pattern of firing employees for shortages and withholding
their final checks upon filing a police report.

Four years later a Bradley worker from a Fort Morgan store filed a
class action lawsuit for the same problem.  In 2003 Bradley agreed
to pay $80,000 to dozens of employees to settle the claims in the
lawsuit.

However, Bradley continued to deduct wages from current and
terminated employees. A court-ordered audit following up on the
2003 settlement shows the company withheld over $61,000 in wages
from over 800 minimum wage employees for shortages and the cost of
uniforms in 2007 and 2008.

The company had asked employees to sign a document that said the
employee had taken the money and agreed to have the amount
deducted from their paycheck.  Some employees crossed out the
words, "I took," and added handwritten messages asserting their
innocence.

The judge presiding over the case showed frustration over the
persistence of the company's wage withholding, ". . . even if
there is no deliberate bad faith on the part of Bradley, I still
have substantial concern that somehow the corporation or its
minions don't get it."

In an email to I-News responding to the judge's words, Buzz
Calkins wrote, "Ultimately it was decided that our policies are
legal and that we do everything to act in good faith."

But in that December of 2009 ruling, the judge found that
Bradley's withholdings and employee-signed documents violated wage
laws.

Buzz Calkins said employees were paid back for illegal deductions
in 2007 and 2008.

Current Bradley employees are no longer required to sign the forms
in the event of shortages.

In an April 2009 hearing, a former Bradley counsel articulated the
new company policy: ". . . if there is a shortage of $10 or more
in anything, lottery tickets, gas, cigarettes, cash, the employee
is immediately suspended for ten days during an investigation."

"Even though the policy says $10," Buzz Calkins said, "we try to
use discretion and have flexibility on terminating people with
smaller shortages and try to give employees the benefit of the
doubt."

Current and former Bradley managers and cashiers say this policy
leads to employees, and their bosses, fronting cash for mistakes
so the employees can keep their jobs.

Ward Boydstun, the manager arrested for a shortage, said he didn't
want to fire his employees and have to cover their shifts, so he
started paying for shortages instead of telling his supervisor.

Jacque Porter, Mr. Boydstun's former boss, worked at Bradley for
nearly eight years as a store and district manager.  She said she
had also paid the amount of a shortage to help out staff she
believed to be honest.

"People are human beings, they are going to make a mistake,"
Porter said.  "If you're making $8 an hour, you don't have money
to pay back that mistake."

Former employees and managers who worked at stores in Delta,
Commerce City, Thornton, and Englewood agreed.

Rick Scholl worked at Bradley for four years in payroll and as a
district manager. He estimated he spent around $3,000 out of his
own pocket.

"I'd say, 'Let's just put the money in to save the employee their
job,'" he said.

Buzz Calkins said company policy does not accept or condone
employees paying for shortages.  "Absolutely not," he said.

The company's job application contained a clause that stipulates
that prospective employees "agree to be responsible for all loss,
including those occurring by theft, burglary or robbery," and to
repay the loss with 18 percent interest and attorney's fees.

In an email to I- News on Dec. 18, Buzz Calkins wrote the
company's job application was being revised.  As of Jan. 6, it no
longer included the wording on repaying losses with interest and
attorney's fees, but still included the "responsible for all loss"
statement.

Buzz Calkins did not respond specifically when asked if company
policy left employees with little choice other than to cover
shortages when faced with suspension or firing.

In 2010, federal investigators found that employees in a Delta
store routinely covered shortages, despite a company policy
prohibiting it.  Three prior investigations had found the same
problem.

"Every employee that was contacted during the investigation,
including current and former managers, acknowledged that the
practice of paying back cash register shortages in cash rather
than be suspended occurred on a regular basis," according to
federal documents.

In an affidavit, former Bradley human resources manager Mark
Schlueter said he wasn't able to release an employee's final check
unless the aggrieved employee filed a complaint for unpaid wages
with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, even if the
company had no evidence of theft.

Buzz Calkins denied that was the policy.

"I don't look at it as an epidemic or a systemic problem we have
in the company," he said. "It's not intentional, it's a mistake
you have when the company gets to the size it is."  Bradley
employs around 550 people, he said.

Buzz Calkins agreed that the company has a history of such
"mistakes."

Employees have complained about Bradley to state labor
investigators more than 280 times since March 1997, according to
affidavits by Colorado Department of Labor and Employment division
chiefs.  Since 2011, the department received 32 complaints, and
repaid all but four.

"Absent bankruptcy or companies failing . . . I've received and
worked on more complaints against Bradley Petroleum than any other
employer," Amanda Neal, former department compliance officer said
in a September 2009 court hearing, according to transcripts.

State labor authorities do not have the technical ability to
systematically analyze data on complaints. But Bradley has had
more complaints against them than "several large grocery chains,"
based on the limited comparison the state labor department can do,
spokeswoman Cher Haavind said.

The allegations of Bradley's wrongdoing keep coming. Last year
another class action lawsuit was filed in Weld County court for
the same pattern of terminating employees over shortages and
failing to pay their final check. Bradley attempted to have the
case dismissed on the grounds that, through a clause in their job
application, workers agreed to resolve disputes through
arbitration, rather than through court action. The case is
pending.

As recently as last November, managers at Bradley and Sav-O-Mat
gas stations in Colorado and New Mexico filed police reports
against employees over alleged theft. One manager interviewed by
police said there was no reason to think the employee stole
anything.

In November, I-News received a photo of a poorly-spelled
handwritten note posted in the backroom of Bradley station in
Westminster that warned employees to "step up" if they wanted to
keep their jobs

". . . pay attention to what your (sic) doing or your (sic) gonna
pay," the note said.

Buzz Calkins said he was surprised to see a photo of the note
shared with him by I-News.

"This is just crazy," he said, shaking his head. "This is
intimidation."

"Held Check Meetings" Alleged

Thousands of workers have cycled through positions as clerks and
managers for Bradley and Sav-o-Mat -- some sticking around for a
few days, and others for years, according to court records and the
company's figures.

At the end of their employment, sometimes employees' names ended
up on the agenda for a "held check meeting" covering withheld
final checks, said Schlueter.

Back in October, 2010, former cashier Daniel Terrones was number
15 on the agenda, according to a document shared with I-News.

In 2010, a manager said Mr. Terrones' drawer came up $50 short and
he was suspended.  In an interview in December, Mr. Terrones said
he still had not received his final paycheck, nearly a week's
wages.

The meeting notes feature the comment "No Police Report filed
because of lack of evidence" next to Mr. Terrones' name.

Mr. Terrones' girlfriend, Lisa Chavez, was also fired from Bradley
after being accused of stealing $300.

Ms. Chavez, who now works at a poultry plant, filed a claim with
the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

"I could not believe it," Ms. Chavez said.  "I fought it because I
was innocent."

Neal, then a state labor department compliance officer, contacted
Bradley HR manager Schlueter, who responded in a letterdated
October 2010, enclosing a check for $396 for Chavez's unpaid
wages.

In the December interview, Buzz Calkins said he wasn't sure what
happened to Mr. Terrones' last check, but said he would repay it
with interest.  As of Jan. 13, he still had not received it.

Last Check Two Years Late

Almost two years to the date from Ward Boydstun's arrest, Buzz
Calkins said he was surprised to discover Mr. Boydstun's final
paycheck in a manila folder at corporate headquarters.  The
company responded to an inquiry from I-News by looking into Mr.
Boydstun's missing check.

A light blue check for $447 dated Dec. 14, 2012 sat on top of a
stack of papers and Mr. Boydstun's police report.

"We obviously made a mistake," Buzz Calkins said, vowing to pay
back the check with interest.  But he isn't convinced that Mr.
Boydstun never stole the money even though the case was closed on
January 15, 2013 for lack of probable cause.

Mr. Boydstun said the record of felony arrest has prevented him
from getting another steady job.  At times he has driven a cab or
sold his plasma to earn money, he said.

Unable to pay rent, he stays at his mom's or a friend's house.
Short on food money, he started volunteering at a cat shelter to
be eligible for state assistance.

Mr. Boydstun was "very shocked" to learn that Bradley still had
his final check.

"It could have helped me in a hundred ways," he said.

As of Jan. 13, Mr. Boydstun had still not received his final
check.


CARESCOPE LLC: Doesn't Properly Pay Employees, "Torres" Suit Says
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Antonett Torres, on behalf of all current and former employees and
the State of California v. Carescope LLC (d/b/a Voice For
Seniors), Bianca Vue, and Frank Sim, Case No. 2:15-cv-00198 (E.D.
Cal., January 26, 2015), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay all minimum, overtime and double-time wages.

The Defendants own and operate numerous assisted living facility
in California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Stanley S. Mallison, Esq.
      Eric Sebastian Trabucco, Esq.
      Hector Rodriguez Martinez, Esq.
      Joseph Donald Sutton, Esq.
      Marco A. Palau, Esq.
      MALLISON AND MARTINEZ
      1939 Harrison Street, Suite 730
      Oakland, CA 94612
      Telephone: (510) 832-9999
      Facsimile: (510) 832-1101
      E-mail: stanm@themmlawfirm.com
              etrabucco@themmlawfirm.com
              hectorm@themmlawfirm.com
              jsutton@themmlawfirm.com
              mpalau@themmlawfirm.com


CHANNELADVISOR CORPORATION: Sued Over Misleading Fin'l Reports
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David A. Gracia, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Channeladvisor Corporation, Scot Wingo,
David Spitz, and John Baule, Case No. 1:15-cv-00572 (S.D.N.Y.,
January 26, 2015), alleges that the Defendants made false and
misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material
adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and
prospects.

Channeladvisor Corporation is a Delaware company that provides
cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and
manufacturers to increase global sales.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Francis Paul McConville, Esq.
      Jeremy Alan Lieberman, Esq.
      Patrick Vincent Dahlstrom, Esq.
      POMERANTZ LLP
      600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Telephone: (212) 661-1100
      Facsimile: (212) 661-8665
      E-mail: fmcconville@pomlaw.com
              jalieberman@pomlaw.com
              pdahlstrom@pomlaw.com


CITY WIDE TRANSIT: Faces "Whitfield" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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David Whitfield, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. City Wide Transit, Inc., Elisa B. Summers, and Mazen
Rezk, Case No. 2:15-cv-00087 (E.D. Wis., January 22, 2015), is
brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages
for all hours worked in excess of 40 with in a single week.

City Wide Transit, Inc. provides non-emergency medical
transportation services in vehicles to individuals who are
disabled and elderly and are in need of transportation assistance.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      B Michele Sumara, Esq.
      Timothy P. Maynard, Esq.
      Larry A. Johnson, Esq.
      HAWKS QUINDEL SC
      222 E Erie St-Ste 210, PO Box 442
      Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
      Telephone: (414) 271-8650
      Facsimile: (414) 271-8442
      E-mail: msumara@hq-law.com
              tmaynard@hq-law.com
              ljohnson@hq-law.com


CJS GLOBAL: Faces "Carrillo" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Marco Tulio Lopez Carrillo, Elizabeth Vasquez De Lopez, and all
others similarly situated under 29 U.S.C. 216(b) v. CJS Global,
LLC, and Taylor Smith, Case No. 1:15-cv-20257 (S.D. Fla., January
22, 2015), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 with in a
single week.

The Defendants own and operate a janitorial services company doing
business in Dade County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jamie H. Zidell, Esq.
      J.H. ZIDELL, PA
      300 71st Street, Suite 605
      Miami Beach, FL 33141
      Telephone: (305) 865-6766
      Facsimile: 865-7167
      E-mail: ZABOGADO@AOL.COM


COLORADO OUTLET: Faces "Guillen" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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David Guillen, individually and on behalf of other employees
similarly situated v. Colorado Outlet, Inc., and Howard Stillman,
Case No. 1:15-cv-00768 (N.D. Ill., January 26, 2015), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for work
performed in excess of 40 hours per week.

The Defendants own and operate a shopping center in Illinois.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Raisa Alicea, Esq.
      CONSUMER LAW GROUP, LLC
      6232 N Pulaski Rd, Ste. 200
      Chicago, IL 60646
      Telephone: (312) 800-1017
      E-mail: ralicea@yourclg.com


COMPLIANCE EDUCATORS: Has Sent Unsolicited Ads, Action Claims
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Grok Lines, Inc., an Illinois corporation, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated v. Compliance Educators,
LLC, a Louisiana limited liability company, Case No. 1:15-cv-00740
(N.D. Ill., January 26, 2015), seeks to redress the Defendant's
practice of faxing unsolicited advertisements without providing an
opt-out notice as required by Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Compliance Educators, LLC is a company that offers drug and
alcohol abuse training to commercial carriers for compliance with
regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joseph J. Siprut, Esq.
      Ismael Tariq Salam, Esq.
      SIPRUT PC
      17 N. State St., Suite 1600
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 236-0000
      Facsimile: (312) 878-1342
      E-mail: jsiprut@siprut.com
              isalam@siprut.com


CORDUA RESTAURANTS: "Ramire" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT
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Steven Ramire, individually and on behalf of other employees
similarly situated v. Cordua Restaurants Inc. and Michael J.
Cordua, Case No. 4:15-cv-00204 (S.D. Tex., January 22, 2015),
seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages and damages under the Fair
Labor Standard Act.

The Defendants own and operate a restaurant located at 2411
Fountain View, Suite 101, Houston, TX 77057.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Trang Q. Tran, Esq.
      TRAN LAW FIRM LLP
      9801 Westheimer Road, Ste. 302
      Houston, TX 77042
      Telephone: (713) 223-8855
      Facsimile: (713) 623-6399
      E-mail: ttran@tranlawllp.com


COX VETERINARY: Recalls Gastroade Xtra Due to Disapproval of FDA
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Cox Veterinary Laboratory, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the lots
of Gastroade Xtra identified below down to the consumer level
distributed nationwide. Gastroade Xtra was previously marketed by
Cox Veterinary Laboratory as an OTC drug for use in horses, and
contains Omeprazole. This recall has been initiated due to
information from the FDA that Gastroade Xtra must have an approved
new animal drug application to be legally marketed in the United
States. Gastroade Xtra is not approved by the FDA. In addition,
some lots may be sub-potent and pose a risk of continued
ulceration. As a consequence, Cox Veterinary Laboratory has ceased
all production and sales of Gastroade Xtra and is recalling the
product.

Because the FDA has not approved Gastroade Xtra, the safety and
efficacy of the product has not yet been established. To date,
however, there have been no reported adverse events associated
with the use of Gastroade Xtra.

Gastroade Xtra is labeled for the care of gastric ulcers in
horses. Gastroade Xtra is a paste that is packaged in a 32 ml tube
bearing the name Gastroade Xtra, Omeprazole 2.28g.

Aided with the information provided by the FDA, Cox Veterinary
Laboratory is notifying its distributors and customers by a letter
sent certified mail directly and through this press release of
this voluntary recall. Cox Veterinary Laboratory will arrange for
a return of all recalled product. Consumers and distributors that
have unused Gastroade Xtra should stop using this product
immediately and contact Cox Veterinary Laboratory to arrange for
the return of the product.

Horse owners, caretakers and veterinarians should report to the
FDA any adverse events, including ineffectiveness, in horses that
received unapproved omeprazole products. Information on reporting
adverse events for approved or unapproved animal drugs can be
found at: http://is.gd/X0Xsj0Complaints about approved and
unapproved animal drug products can be reported by calling a
consumer complaint coordinator, within your FDA District Office or
by filing a Veterinary Adverse Drug Reaction report.

Affected lots include Batch 0052 (UPC 091037382986) manufactured
5/29/2014.

Questions regarding this voluntary recall should be addressed to
Jeanne Buffington by email at jeanne@coxvetlab.com from Monday to
Friday, 10 am to 4pm, EST.

Consumers should contact their veterinary healthcare provider if
they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use
of this drug product.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431428.htm


CYTOSPORT INC: Falsely Marketed Protein Products, Suit Claims
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Chayla Clay, Erica Ehrlichman and Logan Reichert, individually and
on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Cytosport, Inc., a
California Corporation, Case No. 3:15-cv-00165 (S.D. Cal., January
23, 2015), arises out of the Defendants false and misleading
product label with regards to the protein content and quantity of
its branded powdered and ready-to-drink protein supplements.

The Defendant's products do not contain the quantity of protein
that is advertised, but instead these products contain
significantly less protein than what is claimed and displayed.

Cytosport, Inc. is a California Corporation that manufactures
sports-oriented nutritional products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Trenton R. Kashima, Esq.
      Jefferey R. Krinsk, Esq.
      Mark L. Knutson, Esq.
      FINKELSTEIN & KRINSK, LLP
      501 West Broadway, Suite 1250
      San Diego, CA 92101-3593
      Telephone: (619) 238-1333
      Facsimile: (619) 238-5425
      E-mail: trk@classactionlaw.com
            mlk@classactionlaw.com
            jrk@classactionlaw.com


DIGITAL RECEPTION: Fails to Pay Workers OT, "Gertzel" Suit Says
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Frederick Gertzel, individually & on behalf of all similarly
situated v. Digital Reception Services, Inc., Case No. 8:15-cv-
00163 (M.D. Fla., January 26, 2015), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to overtime wages in violation of the Fair
Labor Standard Act.

Digital Reception Services, Inc. is a service provider for Dish
Network throughout Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Bernard R. Mazaheri, Esq.
      Christina Jean Thomas, Esq.
      MORGAN & MORGAN, PA
      Ste 1600, 20 N Orange Ave, PO Box 4979
      Orlando, FL 32801
      Telephone: (407) 420-1414
      Facsimile: (954) 333-3515
      E-mail: bmazaheri@forthepeople.com
              cthomas@forthepeople.com


DYNASTY BUFFET: Faces "Calle" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Wilson Calle individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated v. Dynasty Buffet Inc., d/b/a Dynasty Buffet, Li Song
Zhou, Yi Chow, Robert Spengler, Sue Ye, Rong Jian Li and John Doe,
Case No. 2:15-cv-00546 (D.N.J., January 26, 2015), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for work
performed in excess of 40 hours per week.

The Defendants own and operate a buffet style restaurant located
at 383 Market St #1, Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Bennet Dann Zurofsky, Esq.
      BENNET D. ZUROFSKY, ATTORNEY AT LAW
      17 Academy Street, Suite 1201
      Newark, NJ 07102
      Telephone: (973) 642-0885
      Facsimile: (973) 642-0946
      E-mail: bzurofsky@zurofskylaw.com


EMSP LLC: "Sierra" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
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Maria Sierra, Evelyn Rodriguez, Eda Rauda, and Angelica Deras, on
behalf of themselves and others similarly situated v. E.M.S.P.,
LLC, Edwin A. Miranda, and Sadia Esther Palacio, Case No. 2:15-cv-
00179 (E.D. La., January 26, 2015), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime wages, liquidated damages, and attorney's fees and costs
under the Fair Labor Standard Act.

The Defendants own and operate a janitorial service company doing
business within the State of Louisiana.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Christopher L. Williams, Esq.
      WILLIAMS LITIGATION, LLC
      1055 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 300
      New Orleans, LA 70130
      Telephone: (504) 308-1438
      Facsimile: (504) 308-1430
      E-mail: chris@williamslitigation.com


EXPO EMART: Faces "De Quinteros" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Maria Dolores Sorto De Quinteros, et al., on behalf of themselves
and all others similarly situated v. Suzanne De Lyon, Case No.
8:15-cv-00203 (D. Md., January 23, 2015), is brought against the
Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages for work performed in
excess of 40 hours per week.

Suzanne De Lyon the owner of Expo Emart, LLC a Virginia
corporation authorized to do business in the State of Maryland.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Mary Craine Lombardo, Esq.
      STEIN SPERLING BENNETT DE JONG DRISCOLL AND GREENFEIG PC
      25 W Middle Ln
      Rockville, MD 20850
      Telephone: (301) 340-2020
      Facsimile: (301) 354-8126
      E-mail: mlombardo@steinsperling.com


FERRARA BAKERY: Sued in N.Y. Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
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Jucialaine Bittencourt, individually and in behalf of all other
persons similarly situated v. Ferrara Bakery & Cafe Inc., Ferrara
Foods & Confections, Inc. Ernest Lepore, and Adeline Lepore Sessa,
Case No. 1:15-cv-00499 (S.D.N.Y., January 22, 2015), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act.

The Defendants own and operate Ferrara's restaurant and located at
195 Grand Street, New York, New York.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brandon David Sherr, Esq.
      John Gurrieri, Esq.
      Justin Alexander Zeller, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF JUSTIN A. ZELLER, P.C.
      277 Broadway, Suite 408
      New York, NY 10007
      Telephone: (212) 229-2249
      Facsimile: (212) 229-2246
      E-mail: bsherr@zellerlegal.com
              jmgurrieri@zellerlegal.com
              Jazeller@zellerlegal.com


FIFTH GENERATION: Falsely Marketed Vodka Products, Action Says
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Marcus Grayson, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. Fifth Generation, Inc. d/b/a Tito's Handmade Vodka,
Case No. 2:15-cv-00150 (D. Nev., January 26, 2015), arises out of
the Defendant's false and misleading promotion of its vodka as
Handmade, when in fact, it is manufactured using mechanized and
automated processes, which involves little to no human
supervision, assistance or involvement.

Fifth Generation, Inc. is a Texas based brewery that manufactures
and sells "Handmade" vodka.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Danny J. Horen, Esq.
      KAZEROUNI LAW GROUP, APC
      7854 W. Sahara Avenue
      Las Vegas, NV 89117
      Telephone: (800) 400-6808x7
      Facsimile: (800) 520-5523
      E-mail: danny@kazlg.com


FRAMINGHAM AUTO: Accused of Wrongful Conduct Over Employees' Plan
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Eugene J. White and Shawn M. Roy, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. Jerome A. Chase, Jr., as he is
the Trustee of Framingham Ford Defined Benefit Pension Plan Trust
Agreement, Adopted in 2002 and again in 2004, Case No. 4:15-cv-
40013 (D. Mass., January 21, 2015), is brought against the
Defendant for violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security
Act, specifically by failing to provide timely written notice to
the Plan beneficiaries regarding the termination of its 2007 Plan.

Jerome A. Chase, Jr. is the president of Framingham Auto Sales,
Inc., which d/b/a under the trade name of Framingham Ford Lincoln,
located at 1200 Worcester Road (Rte. 9), Framingham, Middlesex
County, Massachusetts.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Evans J. Carter, Esq.
      EVANS J. CARTER, P.C.
      860 Worcester Road, Second Floor
      P.O. Box 812
      Framingham, MA 01701
      Telephone: (508) 875-1669
      Facsimile: (508) 875-1449
      E-mail: ejcatty1@Verizon.net


FREELAND FOODS: Recalls Go Raw Spicy Seed Mix Due to Salmonella
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Freeland Foods, Inc. of San Jose, CA is voluntarily recalling the
Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix, because it has the potential to be
contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious
infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others
with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with
Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody),
nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances,
infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into
the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as
arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and
arthritis.

Based upon a random sampling, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
("CFIA") has determined that the Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed
Mix, UPC number 8 59888 00040 0, lot number "Enjoy before May 12,
2015 R2," sold in 1 lb. (454 g) re-sealable plastic bags sold by
Ecomax, tested positive for Salmonella. At this time, this is the
only lot that is affected by this recall.

Although there have been no reported illnesses to date associated
with the consumption of this product, out of an abundance of
caution Freeland Foods has elected to take the following steps to
insure the integrity of its products and protect the public
safety. Effective immediately, Freeland Foods will conduct a
precautionary voluntary recall to the consumer level of all Go Raw
Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix packages bearing the UPC 8 59888 0040
0 and Enjoy Before May 12, 2015 R2 in the United States. Freeland
Foods asks that consumers who have purchased this product destroy
or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix with the lot number "Enjoy
before May 12, 2015 R2," was distributed nationwide and Canada
through distributors, retailers and direct customers.

Consumer with questions or concerns may contact the company at
1-877-456-8729 between the hours of 9AM-3PM Monday - Friday or
email us at returns@goraw.com

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431299.htm


GARLOCK SEALING: Offers to Settle Future Asbestos Claimants
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Lalita Clozel, writing for The National Law Journal, reports that
Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, the gasket maker embroiled in a
contentious bankruptcy case, has offered to settle with future
asbestos claimants for $357.5 million.

The proposed settlement with Joseph W. Grier, III, the
representative of future asbestos claimants, was reached without
the blessing of the committee representing current asbestos
claimants.  The agreement includes a $357.5 million settlement
fund for future asbestos claimants, who will be able to seek
relief through a lengthy review process for a maximum settlement
of $2.5 million, or through an "expedited" process for maximum
settlements ranging from $1,000 to $200,000.

The plan would also allow future claimants to seek additional
damages through litigation.  Garlock would set aside up to $132
million over 40 years for its own legal and settlement costs.
The current, after-tax value of the agreement, including the
settlement fund and future litigation costs, is estimated at $236
million.

After Garlock's parent company EnPro Industries, Inc. announced
the agreement on Jan. 13, the company filed a new reorganization
plan in its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in the Western District
of North Carolina.

Last January, Judge George Hodges ruled in the case, re: Garlock
Sealing Technologies LLC, that Garlock owed $125 million in
asbestos claims, rejecting plaintiffs' estimates that ranged from
$1 billion to $1.3 billion.  He had previously allowed the
defendants to investigate dozens of earlier cases and found there
was evidence that asbestos claimants in the 2000's had
misrepresented their level of exposure to increase settlement
amounts.


GENERAL MOTORS: Ignition Switch Investigation Docs Are Privilege
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Mark Hamblett, writing for New York Law Journal, reports that
notes and memos on witness interviews that General Motors' lawyers
assembled for an internal report on the company's ignition switch
problems are protected by the attorney-client privilege and
attorney work product doctrine, a federal judge has ruled.

Southern District Judge Jesse Furman held that the work used to
produce the "Valukas Report" for Congress, the Department of
Justice and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can
be kept from plaintiffs lawyers in the multi-district litigation
over faulty switches.

General Motors, referred to as New GM in court papers, announced
the first of several recalls over faulty switches in 2014, and,
facing a criminal investigation and anticipated civil litigation,
the company hired Jenner & Block and its chairman, Anton Valukas,
to investigate the defect and the delays in recalling vehicles.
In just 70 days, Judge Furman's opinion noted, Jenner lawyers
collected more than 41 million documents and conducted more than
350 interviews with 230 witnesses, including about 200 current and
former GM employees, its claims administrator and its outside
counsel.

The people interviewed were told that the purpose of the interview
was to help the lawyers provide legal advice to the company.
There were no transcripts, only attorney notes, summaries
constructed after each interview and formal attorney memoranda.

Plaintiffs lawyers in In Re: General Motors LLC Ignition Switch
Litigation, 14-MD-02543, and related state court litigation have
access to the report itself and New GM has agreed to disclose on a
rolling basis every New GM document that is cited in the report,
but they wanted the notes and memoranda on the witness interviews.
Judge Furman, who is presiding over scores of cases consolidated
in the Southern District, rejected their request in an opinion
issued Jan. 15.  He cited Upjohn Co. v. United States, 449 U.S.
383 (1981) as the "foundational case on attorney client privilege
in the corporate environment."

In Upjohn, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the attorney-client
privilege protected interview notes and memos by in-house counsel
conducting an internal investigation into illegal payments by
employees.

The Supreme Court said that "the privilege exists to protect not
only the giving of professional advice to those who can act on it
but also the giving of information to the lawyer to enable him to
give sound and informed advice."

Judge Furman said that Upjohn "applies squarely" to the materials
assembled by Jenner & Block in preparing the Valukas Report --
they were gathered with an eye on advising how to handle criminal
investigations and civil litigation, the employees were explicitly
told the interviews were confidential and conducted to provide
legal advice, and the documents reflecting communications between
the attorneys and the employees were not shared with third
parties, save the possible exception of attorneys with King &
Spaulding, who have also represented New GM in connection with the
recalls.

"And although the investigation here was conducted by outside
counsel rather than in-house counsel, that difference from Upjohn
strengthens rather than weakens New GM's claim to the privilege,"
he said.

Judge Furman disagreed with the plaintiffs' argument that the
report, which recommends business process controls,
communications, policies and training, did not itself reflect the
provision of legal advice.

As long as the primary purpose of conducting the interviews was to
fashion legal advice, he said, that's enough, and it doesn't
matter that the report was also assembled with an idea to both
correct the problems that caused the recall delays and "to address
a public relations fiasco by reassuring investors and the public
that it takes safety seriously."

"The primary purpose test," he said, "does not require a showing
that obtaining or providing legal advice was the sole purpose of
an internal investigation or that the communications at issue
'would not have been made "but for" the fact that legal advice was
sought,'" citing In re Kellogg Brown & Root Inc., 756 F.3d 754
(D.C. Cir. 2014).  He also disagreed with the plaintiffs' claim
that there was no real expectation that the report or the
investigation would be confidential.

The judge said it was clear that New GM intended to keep the
communications reflected in the interview materials confidential.
He went on to hold that the attorney work product doctrine
provided an independent basis for shielding the documents, saying,
"the interviews themselves were shaped by the specter of
litigation," and the plaintiffs had failed to show they could not
obtain the information by other means, including by deposing the
witnesses that Jenner & Block interviewed for the report.

The judge ordered GM to identify within two weeks all unnamed
witnesses in the report.

"The court acknowledges that the ruling deprives plaintiffs of
material that might be helpful in the preparation of their cases,"
he wrote.  "In reality, however, it 'puts [plaintiffs] in no worse
position than if the communications had never taken place,' as
plaintiffs themselves are free to question the witnesses who were
interviewed by the Valukas team."

"GM is pleased with the decision by Judge Furman," GM spokesman
James Cain wrote in an emailed statement.  "As the court noted,
the plaintiffs can take testimony from people interviewed for the
Valukas report and are in no worse position."

Kirkland & Ellis partners Andrew Bloomer --
andrew.bloomer@kirkland.com -- and Richard Godfrey --
richard.godfrey@kirkland.com -- represent New GM.

Lead plaintiffs counsel are Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser
Heimann & Bernstein in San Francisco; Steve Berman of Hagens
Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle, Washington; Robert Hilliard of
Hilliard Munoz Gonzales in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mr. Berman said in an email "We are disappointed, but we knew it
was a long shot and are pleased we get the identities of witnesses
whom Valukas interviewed and did not disclose.  We are confident,
based on discovery to date, that we will show the Valukas report
was dead wrong in terms of who at GM knew of the defect issues."

                           *     *     *

Adam Klasfeld at Courthouse News Service reports that when former
U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas oversaw an internal probe of a General
Motors product recall, the resulting 325-page report sent to
Congress, the Department of Justice and others laid bare the
ignition-switch defects that prompted dozens of class actions.
For discovery proceedings in the multidistrict litigation, GM
already produced the now-public report and the documents cited in
it, but the company has refused to disclose the notes and memos
from the Valukas investigation held by his firm of Jenner & Block
LLP.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman agreed January 15 that GM does
not need to hand over those protected communications.

Jenner & Block's interview team told the employees that the
interviews were confidential and designed to help GM request legal
advice, Furman explained.

Acknowledging that the "ruling deprives plaintiffs of material
that might be helpful in the preparation of their cases," Furman
added that his decision "'puts [plaintiffs] in no worse position
than if the communications had never taken place' . . . as
plaintiffs themselves are free to question the witnesses who were
interviewed by the Valukas team."

GM must produce a list of all of the interviewed witnesses within
two weeks, according to the 22-page opinion.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs declined to comment.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas sparked the
multidistrict litigation in early 2014 by suing GM in California,
alleging that ignition-switch, power-steering, airbag, and brake-
light defects increased the risk of injuries and death to drivers
and passengers.

The district attorney estimated that the defect affected more than
1.5 million GM vehicles.

At least 35 people have died as a result of the defect, though an
independent report commissioned by Center for Auto Safety says the
death toll could be as high as 300.

GM did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


GOLDEN TREE: Faces "Delgado-Lopez" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
--------------------------------------------------------------
Jose Delgado-Lopez and Josue Delgado Guzman, individually and on
behalf of other employees similarly situated v. Golden Tree &
Landscape, Inc. and Tom Good, individually, Case No. 2:15-cv-00089
(E.D. Wis., January 22, 2015), is brought against the Defendants
for failure to pay overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40
hours in a week.

The Defendants own and operate a landscaping company in Delavan,
Wisconsin.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Valentin Tito Narvaez, Esq.
      COSMER LAW GROUP LLC
      6232 N Pulaski-Ste 200
      Chicago, IL 60646
      Telephone: (312) 878-1302
      Facsimile: (888) 270-8983
      E-mail: vnarvaez@yourclg.com


GONNELLA BAKING: Recalls Jewell Sandwich Rolls & Gonella Sub Buns
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Gonnella Baking Company (GBC) of Schaumburg, Illinois is
voluntarily recalling 20 oz. packages of Jewel brand Gourmet
Sandwich Rolls (Product Code 11563) and 20 oz. packages of
Gonnella brand Sub Buns (Product Code 15840) due to undeclared
milk. Whey, which is derived from milk, is not listed as an
ingredient on the labels. The products are a food safety concern
only for people who are allergic to milk. People who have an
allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or
life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The rolls and buns were distributed to retail grocery stores in
Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana only.

This voluntary recall is limited to Jewel brand Gourmet Sandwich
Rolls (Product Code 11563) packaged in 20 oz. clear plastic bags
and Gonnella brand Sub Buns (Product Code 15840) packaged in 20
oz. clear plastic bags produced from 12-9-2014 to 1-17-2015 with
"Best Buy" dates though 1-25-2015. The "Best Buy" date is found on
the primary display panel on the front of the package. This
allergen issue was discovered during a routine internal labeling
audit. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers who purchased these items have been notified by phone or
electronic communication. Consumers who purchased these products
between 12-9-2014 and 1-20-2015 are encouraged to return either
product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

"Gonnella has been baking high quality, safe breads and rolls for
127 years. We are committed to providing our consumers with bakery
products of the highest quality combined with a superior standard
of service. We apologize for any inconvenience this event may have
caused and have taken preventive action to correct the issue. In
keeping with our traditional company values, our customers should
be assured that the great tasting bread and rolls they have grown
up with are baked to our highest quality standards."

Questions may be directed to: Tom Marcucci, vice president of
sales, GBC, at 1-800-262-3442 ext. 1134 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431181.htm


GOOGLE INC: Accused of Illegal Transcription Business Practices
---------------------------------------------------------------
Gabriela Rojas-Lozano, individually and on behalf of all other
persons similarly situated v. Google, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-10160
(D. Mass., January 22, 2015), alleges that the Defendant  has
engaged in unfair and deceptive acts and practices, specifically
by operating a highly profitable transcription business built upon
free labor, which it deceptively and unfairly obtains from
unwitting websites users.

Google, Inc. is a United States-headquartered, multinational
corporation specializing in Internet-related services and
products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Thomas G. Shapiro, Esq.
      Patrick J. Vallely, Esq.
      SHAPIRO HABER & URMY LLP
      Seaport East
      Two Seaport Lane
      Boston, MA 02210
      Telephone: (617) 439-3939
      E-mail: tshapiro@shulaw.com
              pvallely@shulaw.com


GOOGLE INC: Faces Zenbu Magazine Suit Over Copyright Infringement
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Zenbu Magazines LLC, on behalf of itself and all others similarly
situated, v. Google Inc., Case No. 5:15-cv-00307 (N.D. Cal.,
January 22, 2015), arises from the pre-1972 sound recordings that
have been reproduced, distributed, and performed by the without
paying royalties or licensing fees to the owners.

Google Inc. is a United States-headquartered, multinational
corporation specializing in Internet-related services and
products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jack Fitzgerald, Esq.
      Trevor M. Flynn, Esq.
      Tran Nguyen, Esq.
      THE LAW OFFICE OF JACK FITZGERALD, PC
      Hillcrest Professional Building
      3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 202
      San Diego, CA 92103
      Telephone: (619) 692-3840
      Facsimile: (619) 362-9555
      E-mail: jack@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
              trevor@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
              tran@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com


GREYSTONE OWNER: Faces "Johnson" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Chevelle Johnson, Mahadeo Luckhoo, Gjergj Prela, and Kastriot
Xhani, individually and in behalf of all other persons similarly
situated v. Greystone Owner LLC, R.A. Cohen & Associates, Inc.,
Roberta Cohen and Neil Gevirtz, jointly and severally, Case No.
1:15-cv-00500 (S.D.N.Y., January 22, 2015), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the
Fair Labor Standard Act.

The Defendants are engaged in residential real estate business in
New York.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brandon David Sherr, Esq.
      John Gurrieri, Esq.
      Justin Alexander Zeller, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF JUSTIN A. ZELLER, P.C.
      277 Broadway, Suite 408
      New York, NY 10007
      Telephone: (212) 229-2249
      Facsimile: (212) 229-2246
      E-mail: bsherr@zellerlegal.com
              jmgurrieri@zellerlegal.com
              Jazeller@zellerlegal.com


HAIN CELESTIAL: Falsely Marketed Tea Products, "Burga" Suit Says
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Sandra Burga and Alison Conforti, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a
Delaware Corporation, Case No. 8:15-cv-00115 (C.D. Cal., January
26, 2015), arises out of the Defendant's false advertisement of
its various tea products under the Celestial Seasonings brand name
as 100% Natural, when in fact, they contain ascorbic acid and soy
lecithin that are sourced from genetically modified crops.

The Hain Celestial Group Inc. is a food company whose main focus
is foods, and personal care products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Tina Wolfson, Esq.
      Robert Ahdoot, Esq.
      Keith Custis, Esq.
      Theodore W. Maya, Esq.
      Bradley K. King, Esq.
      AHDOOT & WOLFSON, P.C.
      1016 Palm Avenue
      West Hollywood, CA 90069
      Telephone: (310) 474-9111
      Facsimile: (310) 474-8585
      E-mail: twolfson@ahdootwolfson.com
              rahdoot@ahdootwolfson.com
              KCustis@ahdootwolfson.com
              tmaya@ahdootwolfson.com
              bking@ahdootwolfson.com

          - and -

      Christopher P. Ridout, Esq.
      Caleb Marker, Esq.
      RIDOUT LYON + OTTOSON, LLP
      555 Ocean Boulevard, Suite 500
      Long Beach, CA 90802
      Telephone: (562) 216-7380
      Facsimile: (562) 216-7385
      E-mail: c.ridout@rlollp.com
              c.marker@rlollp.com

         - and -

      Todd S. Garber, Esq.
      FINKELSTEIN, BLANKINSHIP, FREI-PEARSON & GARBER, LLP 1311
      Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains, NY 10605
      Facsimile: (914) 517-5023
      Facsimile: (914) 517-5055
      E-mail: tgarber@FBFGLaw.com s


HANK'S FURNITURE: Sued Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
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Sherry Dandison and Richard Orchard, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. Hank's Furniture, Inc., Case No.
4:15-cv-00062 (E.D. Ark., January 26, 2015), is brought against
the Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of
the Fair Labor Standard Act.

Hank's Furniture, Inc. owns and operates furniture stores
throughout the southeastern United States.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Christopher Wesley Burks, Esq.
      Joshua Sanford, Esq.
      SANFORD LAW FIRM
      One Financial Center
      650 South Shackleford, Suite 411
      Little Rock, AR 72211
      Telephone: (501) 221-0088
      Facsimile: (888) 787-2040
      E-mail: chris@sanfordlawfirm.com
              josh@sanfordlawfirm.com


HOMEJOY INC: Has Sent Unsolicited Text Messages, Action Claims
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Michael Agruss, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. Homejoy, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-00767 (N.D. Ill.,
January 26, 2015), seeks to recover the Defendant's practice of
sending unsolicited text messages via an Automated Telephone
Dialing System without prior express consent.

Homejoy, Inc. provides professional cleaning services available to
the public.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jigar K. Patel, Esq.
      THE JKP LAW FIRM
      10560 W. Cermak Rd.
      Westchester, IL 60154
      Telephone: (708) 562-9880
      Facsimile: (708) 562-9879
      E-mail: jkp@thejkplawfirm.com


HOSPIRA INC: Recalls Several 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection
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Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced it will initiate a voluntary
nationwide recall of one lot of  0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection,
USP, 250 mL (NDC 0409-7983-02, Lot 44-002-JT, Expiry 1AUG2016) to
the user level due to one confirmed customer report of particulate
in a single unit. Hospira has identified the particulate as a
human hair, sealed in the bag at the additive port area. To date,
Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated
with this issue for this lot.

In the unlikely event that the particulate breaks and pieces are
able to pass through the intravenous catheter, injected
particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis,
and/or low-level allergic response. Capillaries which may be as
small as the size of a red blood cell, approximately seven microns
in diameter, may become occluded. Patients with preexisting
condition of trauma or other medical condition that adversely
affects the microvascular blood supply are at an increased risk.

This lot was distributed nationwide from September 2014 through
November 2014. Hospira has initiated an investigation to determine
the root cause and corrective and preventive actions.

Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop
use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately.
Customers should notify all users in their facility. Customers who
have further distributed the recalled product should notify any
accounts or additional locations which may have received the
recalled product and instruct them if they have redistributed the
product to notify their accounts, locations or facilities to the
consumer level. Hospira has notified its direct customers via a
recall letter and is arranging for impacted product to be returned
to Stericycle in the United States. For additional assistance,
call Stericycle at 1-877-877-0164 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Hospira will provide allocation
credits and make replacement product available for contracted
customers.

For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the
information provided below.

Hospira Contact       Contact Information       Areas of Support

Hospira Global        1-800-441-4100            To report adverse
Complaint Management  (8am-5pm CT, M-F)         events or product
             (ProductComplaintsPP@hospira.com)  complaints

Hospira Medical        1-800-615-0187           Medical Inquiries
Communications         or medcom@hospira.com
                      (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of
this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event
Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Complete and submit the report Online:
www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm Regular Mail or Fax: Download form
www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm  or call 1-800-332-1088 to
request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address
on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.

About Hospira

Hospira, Inc. is the world's leading provider of injectable drugs
and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars.
Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely
positioned to Advance Wellness(TM) by improving patient and
caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is
headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill. Learn more at www.hospira.com

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm430930.htm


HYLAND'S INC: Summary Judgment Motion in Homeopathic Suit Nixed
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Laura Castro, writing for The National Law Journal, reports that a
California federal judge has denied Hyland's Inc. motion for
summary judgment in a class action alleging the company
misrepresents that its homeopathic products fight colds and
influenza quickly and effectively.

Judge George King of the U.S. District Court for the Central
District of California refused to throw out the suit, rejecting
the motion by the 100-year-old California homeopathic remedy
company arguing that the plaintiffs' state law claims are
preempted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Food,
Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), a Jan. 12 court order stated.

In April, the court granted nationwide class status in the case,
which was filed in 2012 against Hyland's, Standard Homeopathic Co.
and Standard Homeopathic Laboratories Inc.

Lead plaintiffs Enzo Forcellati and Lisa Roemmich contend that the
defendants uniformly misrepresent their children's cold and flu
products as providing fast, safe and effective relief when they
are actually "nothing more than sweetened, flavored water with
. . . highly diluted concentrations of the products' so-called
'active ingredients.' "

In his recent order, Judge King wrote that while the FDCA
expressly preempts certain state laws, homeopathic drugs fall
under an exception with a requirement that says state laws are
preempted if they impose a requirement that is not identical with
FDCA regulations and certain FDCA amendments and if they relate to
the "same subject as" FDCA requirements.

Defendants argue that plaintiffs are attempting to impose a
requirement that homeopathic drugs must undergo randomized
placebo-controlled trials before being marketed as effective,
which the FDA does not require of homeopathic drugs, the order
said.  Such a requirement, they argue, would be different from
what the FDA requires of homeopathic drugs, and therefore the
plaintiffs' state law claims should be preempted.

But Judge King said Hyland's argument failed.  "Plaintiffs are not
arguing that defendant's use of the word "effective" is false or
misleading because defendants did not conduct tests to
substantiate their claim before marketing their product.  Rather,
plaintiffs claim that using the word "effective" is false because
defendants' products are not effective, period."

Judge King said a claim of this sort is not inconsistent with FDA
labeling requirements.  "The FDA prohibits the sale of
"misbranded" drugs," he said.

Judge King said the plaintiffs' evidence creates a triable issue
of fact on whether the products are misrepresented as effective
and fast-acting.  Plaintiffs' main evidence is a study that the
defendants commissioned themselves to test the efficacy of
Hyland's Cold 'n Cough 4 Kids.


J CREW: Sued in Massachusetts for Collecting Customer ZIP Codes
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Jack Newsham, writing for The Boston Globe, reports that most
shoppers who use credit or debits cards have been asked for their
ZIP codes at the checkout counters.  It's a common practice for
retailers, who typically use the information to determine more
about the demographics of the areas where their customers live,
and sometimes to figure out their home addresses.

But in Massachusetts, the practice is under assault.

In the past two years, at least 25 retailers have been sued for
more than $100 million for requesting ZIP code information from
Massachusetts customers.  Most of the lawsuits have been settled
or withdrawn, but the practice of asking customers for their
postal codes -- bits of information with a marketing value of
perhaps 5 cents each -- has cost retailers millions of dollars in
settlements and attorneys' fees.

Preston Leonard, a Boston lawyer who has filed class-action
lawsuits against companies including J. Crew and Brooks Brothers
for collecting customer ZIP codes, said that retailers don't ask
for postal codes to make sure the person swiping the card actually
owns it.  Instead, he said, they use the information to confirm
shoppers' addresses and then bombard them with junk mail.

"A lot of people think it's required as a condition of completing
the transaction, when it's not required by the card companies,"
Mr. Leonard said.  "The idea just generally is to gather as much
data about the consumer as possible."

On average, more than 7,000 people share a ZIP code.  But by
combining that information with the name on a customer's credit
card and submitting it to data brokers like Experian and Epsilon,
the home goods company Williams-Sonoma was able for more than 20
years to zero in on customers' home addresses every time they
swiped their cards, according to sworn testimony submitted in July
to a Massachusetts court by the company's director of database
marketing.  Williams-Sonoma's brands also include Pottery Barn and
West Elm.

"With a ZIP code comes lots of other psychographic data: what kind
of car you drive, what kind of beer you drink, what religion you
might be," said Lori Moretti, the founder of CM Communications, a
Boston public relations firm. "There's economic information in a
ZIP code."

In Massachusetts, ZIP code cases took off after a March 2013
ruling by the state's highest court.

Ruling against the arts and crafts chain Michaels, the Supreme
Judicial Court deemed the company's policy of asking for ZIP codes
during credit card transactions illegal.  The court also ruled
that getting unwanted junk mail was harmful enough -- inflicting
at least a penny's worth of frustration -- for customers to sue
over it.

The plaintiff in the Michaels case said she believed that
supplying her ZIP code was necessary to complete her credit card
transactions at the chain.  Though a lower court found that
Michaels did not violate state consumer and privacy laws, the high
court disagreed.

In the weeks that followed the SJC's decision in the Michaels
case, Restoration Hardware, Williams-Sonoma, Kohl's, and Bed Bath
& Beyond were all sued.  At least 20 other cases have followed.
About a third have been settled and about a half dismissed, while
the rest continue to wind their way through the courts.

But attorneys for the companies and at least one skeptical judge
call the Massachusetts lawsuits overkill.  Lawyers who file the
cases, they said, are simply gunning for the hefty payouts that
could come with easy courtroom victories.

Many companies settle the cases against them to avoid the expense
of a drawn-out legal battle.  The hundreds of thousands of
consumers involved are often mailed gift certificates worth $5 to
$25, while attorneys typically get $100,000 or more, according to
court records.

"It's so unsavory," said Stephanie Sheridan, a San Francisco-based
partner at the law firm Sedgwick who has represented companies in
ZIP code litigation in California and Massachusetts.  "This is
sort of low-hanging fruit, to do these cases."

The legal complaints filed in court are sometimes so similar that
the only thing changed is the name of the company being sued.
(Several lawyer-plaintiff duos have sued multiple companies in
Massachusetts.)

In his final ruling in a federal case involving J.C. Penney in
late 2013, US District Judge Richard G. Stearns complained that
the plaintiff's attorneys demanded a payment that was far too
large -- $450,000 -- especially since the outcome of ZIP code
cases is "virtually preordained" in Massachusetts.

"It, for example, somewhat boggles my mind that 120 hours of
research was really necessary," Judge Stearns said in late 2013.
He reduced the payment to the attorneys to $75,000.

Consumers received about $3.5 million worth of gift cards.

Consumer lawyers defend their handling of such cases.  It wouldn't
be worth it for an individual to challenge a chain for just $75 --
the legal maximum one person can be awarded -- said
Greg Blankinship, a New York lawyer who sued Michaels and has been
involved in seven other ZIP code suits in Massachusetts.  Class-
action lawsuits, he said, are the only way to get giant
corporations to respect their customers' rights.


JJ FUDS: Recalls Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food
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J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product
of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the
potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an
organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in
young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened
immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only
short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache,
stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection
can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Animals' ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the
ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about
whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed regionally in Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail
customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code
(manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the
individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product
is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on
package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

The recalled product is as follows:

   J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks
   All 5 lb. bags with:
   Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
   Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting
in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not
received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that
may be associated with these specific products. The company has
received no reports of human illness as a result of these
products.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors
and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on
freezer shelves. The company will also be working with
distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners
to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has
been purchased.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and
sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of
this announcement.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners
who have the affected product at home should return to retailer
for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, please
contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday
8AM-4PM CST.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431434.htm


JRN INC: Faces "Dukes" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
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Brenda Dukes, individually and on behalf of all other similarly
situated current and former employees v. JRN, Inc., a Tennessee
Corporation, John R. Neal and David Neal, Case No. 1:15-cv-00004
(M.D. Tenn., January 26, 2015), is brought against the Defendants
for failure to pay overtime compensation of hours worked in excess
of 40 per week.

JRN, Inc. is one of the largest KFC and Taco Bell franchisees and
owns and operates KFC and KFC/Taco Bell restaurants in several
states across the United States.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Gordon Ernest Jackson, Esq.
      James L. Holt Jr., Esq.
      JACKSON, SHIELDS, YEISER & HOLT
      262 German Oak Drive
      Memphis, TN 38018
      Telephone: (901) 754-8001
      Facsimile: (901) 754-8524
      E-mail: gjackson@jsyc.com
              jholt@jsyc.com


KAISER PERMANENTE: Mental Health Workers Strike Amid Class Suits
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Dr. Tanya Chase, writing for Liberation, reports that the largest
strike of U.S. mental health workers recently took place in
California when Kaiser Permanente's 2,600 mental health
clinicians, as well as 700 Kaiser optical workers and health care
professionals, went on strike.  This labor dispute is not about
wage increases or better benefits for workers.  Rather, thousands
of social workers, psychologists and therapists walked off the job
to demand Kaiser hire more staff to handle the unprecedented
number of mental health patients who are not receiving timely or
effective care.  In addition, Kaiser is breaking numerous federal
and state laws with regard to patient care, which the workers deem
unethical as well as illegal.

There were week-long actions of 65 picket lines across 35 cities,
because negotiations between Kaiser and the National Union of
Health Workers, which represents the Kaiser mental health workers,
failed to come to an agreement.  After four bargaining sessions,
Kaiser broke off discussions and refused to address chronic issues
of under-staffing.

The under-staffing dispute between Kaiser and their mental health
workers began long before the addition of 350,000 new patients who
enrolled with Kaiser as a part of the Affordable Care Act.

In November 2011, the NUHW filed a complaint with California's
Department of Managed Health Care for violating numerous mental
health laws in California, including patient wait times for mental
health appointments of four to six weeks, which far exceeded legal
limits.  The complaint also stated that Kaiser filed a parallel
set of paper records that concealed patients' lengthy wait times,
as well as violating the California Mental Health Parity Act,
which requires HMOs to provide equal care to psychiatric and
primary health services.

In March 2013, the DMHC fined Kaiser $4 million for violating
California's mental health laws.  The fine is the second largest
in the agency's history. Kaiser filed an appeal against the ruling
until it was declared that the appeal trial would be made public.
Immediately, Kaiser agreed to pay the fine in September 2014.

Retaliation against whistle blowers

In addition, Kaiser's patients have filed five class-action
lawsuits against the HMO, citing numerous suicides by Kaiser
patients who had not been provided timely and appropriate mental
health care.  Furthermore, Kaiser has been retaliating against
whistle blower mental health clinicians who have cooperated with
government investigators.  The NUHW has filed two whistle blower
retaliation complaints with the California attorney general.

Out on the picket lines in San Francisco was Dr. Andris Skuja, a
psychologist who has worked at Kaiser for 34 years.  When asked
why he was on strike, Dr. Skuja said: "I'm here because I care
about patients and that's my life's calling and my work and my
training. And we are not able to practice and provide the kind of
care that these people, who come to us for help, deserve, need and
for what they pay for."  Dr. Skuja went on to say about Kaiser,
"It's appalling that an organization would lose its moral
compass."

Also demonstrating at Kaiser San Francisco was Clement Papazian,
an Oakland clinical social worker and member of the bargaining
committee.  Mr. Papazian said: "We've been at this for almost four
and a half years.  There are not enough psychologists, social
workers and marriage and family therapists to see the patients
that they are signing up, that they had BEFORE the Affordable Care
Act.  Now, in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act, it's even
more patients, and [Kaiser is] simply not responding to that
crisis."  Mr. Papazian went on to say: "The system is broken at
Kaiser. . . . It appears that the lobbyists, in order to make
manifest an Affordable Care Act, created an avenue for hospital
administrators to get wealthy.  What we are seeing is that all of
those resources are going into the pockets of the executives, and
they are really not using it to increase services to the public."

Revenue over patient care

Mr. Papazian, who is also quoted on the NUHW website, wrote: "It's
disappointing, disheartening, and incomprehensible.  Kaiser's
leadership has made it clear in no uncertain terms that revenue is
more important to them than patient care.  They're bringing in
billions in profit every year and have stockpiled a $32 billion
reserve, yet they refuse to put any of that money toward complying
with the law in their psychiatry department and providing the care
their members pay for with their monthly premiums."

Slogans on the Kaiser picket lines included: "Patients before
profits!"; "Care delayed is care denied!"; "Mental health not
corporate wealth!"; and "Stop the suicides!"

Health care is a fundamental human right that must be provided to
every person in a timely effective manner.  The solution is clear
and simple.  It has been shown time and again that the vast
majority of working people support and desperately need free and
quality health care on demand.  A centrally planned single-payer
health care system that eliminates the parasitic insurance
companies and HMOs can be achieved with the demand and
mobilization of millions of people in the streets.  Let's organize
and demand our human rights.

On the birthday of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King,
let us remember his words of truth: "Of all the forms of
inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and
inhumane."


KIRBY LESTER: Has Sent Unsolicited Fax Messages, Action Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rhea Drugstore, Inc., individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Kirby Lester, LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-00710
(N.D. Ill., January 23, 2015), seeks to stop the Defendant's
policy and practice of faxing unsolicited advertisements without
providing an opt-out notice.

Kirby Lester, LLC is a Delaware company that sells automation
technology to pharmacies, doing business in Lake Forest, Illinois.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Hank Bates, Esq.
      CARNEY BATES & PULLIAM, PLLC
      11311 Arcade Drive, Suite 200
      Little Rock, AR 72212
      Telephone: (501) 312-8500
      Facsimile: (501) 312-8505
      E-mail: hbates@cbplaw.com

         - and -

      Jennifer W. Sprengel, Esq.
      CAFFERTY, CLOBES, MERIWETHER & SPRENGEL LLP
      30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3200
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 782-4880
      Facsimile: (312) 782-4885
      E-mail: jsprengel@caffertyclobes.com


KOREAN FOOD: Recalls Mak Kimchi Due to Undeclared Shellfish
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Korean Food Co. in Irving, Texas is recalling Mak kimchi in 32oz
and half gallon glass jars, because it may contain undeclared
shellfish (shrimp). People who have an allergy or severe
sensitivity to shellfish (shrimp) run the risk of serious or life-
threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Mak kimchi was distributed in retail stores in Plano, TX;
Carrollton, TX; Dallas, TX; and Lawton, OK.

The Mak kimchi is sold in 32 ounce glass jars (UPC codes is
4205313810) and half gallon glass jars (UPC code is 4205313730)
and was sold in Asian markets between December 1, 2014 - January
23, 2015.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an
inspection that the label was misprinted by the printing company
and product containing shell fish (shrimp) was distributed in
glass jars that did not reveal the presence of shellfish (shrimp).

Consumers who have purchased Mak kimchi in the 32oz and half
gallon glass jars are urged to return it to the place of purchase
for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at 1-214-770-8400, 24 hours, Monday through Sunday.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431547.htm


KREATIVE THERAPY: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
-------------------------------------------------------------
Shiomara Rodriguez, and other similarly-situated individuals v.
Kreative Therapy & Rehab Center Inc. and Miguel A. Mendez, Case
No. 1:15-cv-20243 (S.D. Fla., January 21, 2015), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime wages and damages under the Fair Labor Standard
Act.

The Defendants own and operate an outpatient rehabilitation and
treatment center in Miami Dade County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Franklin Antonio Jara, Esq,
      JARA & ASSOCIATES, PA
      1200 Brickell Avenue, 1450
      Miami, FL 33131
      Telephone: (305) 372-0290
      Facsimile: (305) 675-0383
      E-mail: franklin@jaralaw.com


LAMBERT'S CAFE: "Brown" Suit Seeks to Recover  Unpaid OT Wages
--------------------------------------------------------------
Ramona Brown, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated
v. Lambert's Cafe III, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-00029 (S.D. Ala.,
January 22, 2015), seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages and
damages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standard Act.

Lambert's Cafe III, Inc. is a restaurant located in Foley,
Alabama.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Daniel Eduardo Arciniegas, Esq.
      Jon C. Goldfarb, Esq.
      Lachlan William Smith, Esq.
      WIGGINS, CHILDS, QUINN, AND PANTAZIS, LLC
      301 19th Street North
      Birmingham, AL 35203
      Telephone: (205) 314-0577
      E-mail: dea@wigginschilds.com
              jgoldfarb@wigginschilds.com
              wsmith@wigginschilds.com


LIFE TIME: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, "Agruss" Suit Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------
Dara Agruss, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated v. Life Time Fitness, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-00766 (N.D.
Ill., January 26, 2015), is brought against the Defendant for
negligently and knowingly contacting the Plaintiff on cellular
telephone, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Life Time Fitness, Inc. owns and operates multi-use sports and
athletic, professional fitness, family recreation and spa centers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jigar K. Patel, Esq.
      THE JKP LAW FIRM
      10560 W. Cermak Rd.
      Westchester, IL 60154
      Telephone: (708) 562-9880
      Facsimile: (708) 562-9879
      E-mail: jkp@thejkplawfirm.com


LIME GREEN: Recalls Thai Delight Burritos Due to Undeclared Soy
---------------------------------------------------------------
Lime Green Grocer, Inc. of Seattle, Washington is recalling 783
individually wrapped Thai Delight Burritos, because it may contain
undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity
to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic
reaction if they consume this product.

Thai Delight Burrito was distributed in the greater Seattle area
by San Juan Salsa and Lime Green Grocer directly to the shelves of
retail grocery stores.

The Thai Delight Burritos would have been displayed in the deli
sections in refrigerated cases. The product is individually
wrapped, packaged ready to eat and in grab and go cases, and has
the UPC 7 94025 00190 5. The recalled burritos have expiration
dates of 1-24, 1-28, 1-31 and 2-4.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the burritos
containing soy were distributed in packaging that did not reveal
the presence of soy.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration and Washington State Department of Agriculture
(WSDA).

Consumers who have purchased the Thai Delight Burrito are urged to
return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact Lime Green Grocer, INC. at 206-295-2805
regular business hours.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431881.htm


LONGUEUIL, CANADA: South Shore Residents Sue Over Water Crisis
--------------------------------------------------------------
Katherine Wilton, writing for Montreal Gazette, reports that South
Shore residents who are dissatisfied with how the city of
Longueuil handled a diesel spill in its water supply are seeking
compensation through a class-action suit.

A lawyer for several residents filed papers on Jan. 19 requesting
permission to launch a suit against the city for about $29
million, $100 for the 288,100 residents affected by the water
contamination.

Lawyer Jacky-Eric Salvant said the city waited too long before
notifying residents of the leak, which was noticed by municipal
officials about 4:00 a.m. on Jan. 14.  The city didn't put out a
no-drinking advisory until about 10:00 a.m. on Jan. 15, he said.

"People drank the water and people bathed in the water, which was
contaminated," Mr. Salvant said after filing papers at the
Longueuil courthouse. "It was badly managed. It caused people
stress."

One of Mr. Salvant's clients, who is a dog breeder, told him that
two of his puppies died after drinking the water.

Mr. Salvant said it could be several months before a judge decides
whether the case can proceed.  "We are not talking about spilled
milk, we are talking about diesel," he said.

The lawsuit could also extend to Environment Canada and the
private company that owns the Longueuil pumping station, he said.

On Jan. 14, about 28,000 litres of diesel oil spilled at the
city's water filtration plant, but it took several hours for the
provincial environment department to be notified.  Most the diesel
went into the St-Lawrence River, but some of it ended up in water
at the water treatment plant because of a crack in a sewer line.
The water advisory affected about 300,000 people in Vieux
Longueuil, St-Hubert, Boucherville and St-Bruno-de-Montarville.

The water was declared safe for drinking on Jan. 16, but the city
continued to distribute bottled water throughout the weekend
because the tap water in some sectors still smelled and tasted of
diesel.

On Jan. 18, Longueuil Mayor Caroline St-Hilaire promised an
investigation into the matter.  Bernard Bigras, Longueuil's
director of communications, said there will be at least two
investigations into the spill and how it was handled.  The city
will conduct an investigation along with Environment Quebec.  The
federal environment ministry may also investigate, Mr. Bigras
said, adding that he doesn't know when the reports will be
completed.


MEGU MODERN: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages & Damages
---------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Enrique Chillogallo, individually and in behalf of all
other persons similarly situated v. John Doe LLC #1 d/b/a Megu
Modern Japanese Cuisine, John Doe LLC #2 d/b/a Megu Sushi and
Hibachi, Megu Sushi Ventnor LLC, and Steven Megu Lin, jointly and
severally, Case No. 1:15-cv-00537 (D.N.J., January 26, 2015),
seeks to recover  minimum wages, overtime compensation, misused
tips, and such other relief available by the Fair Labor Standard
Act.

The Defendants own and operate a full-service restaurants doing
business as Megu Modern Japanese Cuisine and Megu Sushi and
Hibachi.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      John Michael Gurrieri, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF JUSTIN A. ZELLER PC
      277 Broadway, Suite 408
      New York, NY 10007
      Telephone: (212) 229-2249
      E-mail: jmgurrieri@zellerlegal.com


NEW YORK LIFE: Fla. Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
---------------------------------------------------------------
Christina Copeland-Stewart, on behalf of herself and those
similarly situated v. New York Life Insurance Company, Case No.
8:15-cv-00159 (M.D. Fla., January 26, 2015), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, declaratory
relief, and other relief under the Fair Labor Standard Act.

New York Life Insurance Company owns and operates a call center in
Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      C. Ryan Morgan
      MORGAN & MORGAN, PA
      Ste 1600, 20 N Orange Ave, PO Box 4979
      Orlando, FL 32801
      Telephone: (407) 420-1414
      Facsimile: (407) 245-3401
      E-mail: rmorgan@forthepeople.com


NORTH CAROLINA: Medicaid Settlement Hearing Scheduled for April
---------------------------------------------------------------
Ann Doss Helms, writing for Charlotte Observer, reports that as
North Carolina's legislators prepare to try once more to control
the cost of Medicaid, the settlement of a longstanding lawsuit may
provide some protection to people with developmental disabilities.

The settlement affects nearly 12,000 North Carolinians with mental
retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and related disorders.  They
need help to live independently, and they get it through a
Medicaid program known as the Innovations waiver.  Thousands more
are eligible, but there's not enough money.

That aid can be costly: The class-action suit was filed in 2011 by
five families of Union and Cabarrus County teens whose care ranged
from about $43,600 to $64,000 a year.

And these are needs that don't go away.  For instance, one of the
plaintiffs is described in court papers as a 208-pound 15-year-old
with the mind of a 3-year-old, who needs help dressing, bathing
and eating, as well as constant supervision to keep him from
hurting himself.

"His need for supervision and assistance is so intense that I
cannot even go to the bathroom with the door closed or shower when
I am alone in the house with (him)," his mother, a Cabarrus County
single parent, said in a sworn statement.  Names of minors and
their parents were redacted from public files.

But the alternative, institutional care, is more expensive.
That's why the Innovations program pays to support people with
developmental disabilities so they can live with their families,
in small group homes or independently.

"People with disabilities need a lot of support, and they also
have a lot to contribute," said Betsy MacMichael of First in
Families of North Carolina, a Durham-based disability advocacy
group.

Aiming for efficiency

Still, the soaring cost of Medicaid for low-income and disabled
people troubles many taxpayers and Republican legislative leaders,
who convened their 2015 legislative session.  From 2004 to 2013,
the state's share rose from $2 billion to $3.6 billion, and reform
is high on this year's agenda.

The federal lawsuit, which has been working through the courts for
3 1/2 years, arose from an effort to rein in the tab for
Innovations clients.  The five families were told their benefits
were being slashed in 2011, even though the teens' conditions
hadn't changed, because of a new system for rating needs and
setting individual budgets.

Lawyers for three advocacy groups -- Disability Rights North
Carolina, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and the National
Health Law Program -- sued the N.C. Department of Health and Human
Services and Piedmont Behavioral Health, a Kannapolis-based
managed care organization that has since changed its name to
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions.

Cardinal, which now handles government spending for behavioral
health in Mecklenburg and 15 other counties, pioneered North
Carolina's managed care approach to providing Medicaid services
for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.  That approach,
now used statewide, pays groups like Cardinal a fixed amount per
participant.

By reducing costs, those managed care organizations are supposed
to save the taxpayers money while improving services.  Cardinal
reports that it has used more than $9 million in savings to expand
or add services, including respite care, employment support and
services to help clients avoid institutionalization.

The settlement requires that none of the parties to the suit
discuss the case.  But Cardinal leaders have said previously that
their goal is to tailor services to individual needs and improve
communication with families.

"We are committed to the promotion of choice, independence and
wellness for individuals with intellectual and other developmental
disabilities," a brochure on the Cardinal website says.

Cost isn't everything

But the families say that wasn't what happened in 2011, when the
organization then known as PBH rolled out its cost-cutting system.
And a federal judge agreed.

The new system, which the families say was poorly explained to
them, set a budget based on a seven-point rating of needs.
Parents and guardians involved in the suit were told their
allotments would drop 24 percent to 60 percent. That meant far
fewer hours of in-home help.

The plaintiffs said PBH staff discouraged them from challenging
the cuts.  One mother said in a sworn statement that a PBH
employee told her "you have to sign (the new plan), you don't have
a choice."  The grandmother of an 18-year-old with multiple
disabilities reported that the granddaughter's case manager said
the girl would lose all services if she didn't sign the new plan.

In 2012, District Judge Louise Flanagan said the families and
their lawyers had made their case and were likely to win.  She
granted a preliminary injunction restoring their services to the
earlier levels.

"Where defendants complain of fiscal complications and
insufficient funds to comply with relief plaintiffs seek, fiscal
concerns cannot be held to outweigh harm to plaintiffs' safety,
health and well-being," Flanagan wrote.

Ready to settle

Cardinal and the state disputed the families' allegations. But
rather than continue a long, costly court fight, they agreed to a
settlement that was filed in December.  A hearing in April will
offer a chance for people affected by the statewide plan to raise
objections.

The agreement allows Cardinal to keep using the evaluation tool
that triggered the suit, but promises individual spending
flexibility, a clear appeals process and protection from
"discouragement, coercion or misinformation."  An individual's
budget rating won't be used as a "binding limit," and if
additional requests are denied, Cardinal must explain the decision
and options to appeal.

It applies to all of the managed care organizations handling the
Innovations waiver program across the state.  As of November, they
had a total of 11,726 clients.

The settlement also calls for the state and Cardinal to pay
$375,000 for the plaintiffs' legal expenses and attorneys' fees.
After the case is resolved, the agreement calls for a joint
statement.  Beyond that, it says, "they shall not otherwise make
any public statements."

Listen to families

But other groups that support people with disabilities have been
following the case.  It won't bring dramatic change, they say.  It
doesn't mean there will be enough money to provide Innovations
services to everyone who needs them, and it doesn't guarantee that
those who already have the services will get what they request.
But it does guard against the institutional temptation to lock in
arbitrary spending limits or gloss over the complexity of
individual situations, they say.

"You need to listen to families.  Their voice is very, very
important," said Ms. MacMichael, the First in Families executive
director. "I hope this settlement will provide more opportunity
for that."

Families of people with disabilities have been fighting to get
their needs met since long before this suit was filed, and are
likely to keep facing new challenges, say representatives of such
groups as the Davidson-based Exceptional Children's Assistance
Council and the Raleigh-based Autism Society of North Carolina.

Both state and federal governments have a tendency to change
programs and revise rules. They'll be watching Congress and the
N.C. General Assembly as their 2015 sessions gear up.

"People with developmental disabilities typically have lifelong
conditions," said Jennifer Mahan, the Autism Society's public
policy director, "and they need lifelong support services."


ONE LUCKY: Faces "Coltelli" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT Wages
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Alessandra Coltelli, Daniel Schubmehl and Samantha Pathe, on
behalf of themselves and others similarly situated v. Sarma
Melngailis, One Lucky Duck Holdings, LLC, Pure Food and Wine, LLC,
CGM 54 Irving, LLC d/b/a Pure Food and Wine, One Lucky Duck
Ecommerce, LLC, Jake Levine, and John Does, Case No. 1:15-cv-00478
(S.D.N.Y., January 22, 2015), is brought against the Defendants
for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standard Act.

The Defendants own and operate a Pure Food and Wine dine-in
restaurant, two takeout restaurants and juice bars, and a food
production facility that manufactures packaged foods that are
available for purchase on E-Commerce website.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Benjamin N. Dictor, Esq.
      EISNER & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
      113 University Place, 8th Floor
      New York, NY 10003
      Telephone: (212) 473-8700


PETROMAR INTERNATIONAL: Fails to Pay Workers Overtime, Suit Says
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Isiah Courtney, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Petromar International, Inc. and Alexandros Koutsakis,
Case No. 4:15-cv-00215 (S.D. Tex., January 22, 2015), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for all
hours worked in excess of 40 with in a single week.

The Defendants describe themselves as in cargo expediting
operations in the oil and maritime industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Galvin B. Kennedy, Esq.
      KENNEDY HODGES LLP
      711 W Alabama Street
      Houston, TX 77006
      Telephone: (713) 523-0001
      E-mail: gkennedy@kennedyhodges.com

         - and -

      Beatriz Sosa-Morris, Esq.
      KENNEDY HODGES, LLP
      711 W. Alabama Street
      Houston, TX 77006
      Telephone: (713) 523-0001
      Facsimile: (713) 523-1116
      E-mail: Bsosamorris@kennedyhodges.com


PFIZER INC: Lipitor MDL in South Carolina Ongoing
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More than 100 new Lipitor lawsuits were filed over the past month
in a federal litigation that continues to move forward in the U.S.
District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP
reports.

Court documents issued on January 15, 2015 indicate that 1,604
cases involving the cholesterol-lowering statin medication have
now been centralized in the proceeding, which includes claims that
similarly allege the drug's association with new-onset Type 2
diabetes.  Since records were last updated in December 2014 to
reflect 1,478 Lipitor lawsuits, more than 100 cases have been
added to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in South Carolina. (In
re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)

"Our Firm is not surprised to see federally-filed Lipitor lawsuits
continuing to move forward in South Carolina, as we are
investigating numerous cases on behalf of individuals who
allegedly developed diabetes due to their use of Lipitor," says
Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims
of defective medical devices and drugs.  The Firm is currently
offering free and confidential case evaluations to individuals who
were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor.

Lipitor Lawsuits

According to court documents, Lipitor lawsuits filed in South
Carolina federal court allege that Pfizer Inc.'s labeling on the
statin inadequately warns about its potential to cause Type 2
diabetes, even after it was adjusted in February 2012 at the
request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The
health regulator issued a mandate at this time that all statin
manufacturers adjust their products' warning labels to note its
association with the disease.  The FDA notice followed the
recently published results of a study in JAMA: Internal Medicine
that found an increased risk of diabetes in post-menopausal women
on statins.*

Women who were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes following their use
of Lipitor may be eligible to seek compensation for out-of-pocket
medical expenses, lost wages and other injury-related damages.
Learn more about the alleged association between Lipitor and
diabetes when you visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or by
calling the following toll-free number directly for a free and
confidential case review: 800-511-5092.

* archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1108676, JAMA
Internal Medicine, January 23, 2012.

On the Net: http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/

                  About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively
representing injured persons in complex individual and class
action lawsuits nationwide since 1993.


PJCF LLC: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages & Damages
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Paul Plummer, Nicholas White, on behalf of themselves and those
similarly situated v. PJCF, LLC d/b/a Salado Pedros, Case No.
2:15-cv-00037 (M.D. Fla., January 22, 2015), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, declaratory relief, and
other relief under the Fair Labor Standard Act.

PJCF, LLC owns and operates a restaurant in Lee County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Kimberly De Arcangelis, Esq.
      MORGAN & MORGAN, PA
      Ste 1600, 20 N Orange Ave, PO Box 4979
      Orlando, FL 32801
      Telephone: (407) 420-1414
      Facsimile: (407) 420-5956
      E-mail: kwoods@forthepeople.com


POCKETSLOGAN CORP: Faces "Ibarra" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
-------------------------------------------------------------
Jose Ibarra, individually and on behalf of other employees
similarly situated v. Pocketslogan Corp, and Mohammed Barry, Case
No. 1:15-cv-00770 (N.D. Ill., January 26, 2015), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for hours
worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.

The Defendants own and operate a restaurant in Cook County,
Illinois.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Raisa Alicea, Esq.
      CONSUMER LAW GROUP, LLC
      6232 N Pulaski Rd, Ste. 200
      Chicago, IL 60646
      Telephone: (312) 800-1017
      E-mail: ralicea@yourclg.com


POM WONDERFUL: Appeals Court Upholds Deceptive Advertising Claims
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The Associated Press reports that a federal appeals court said on
Jan. 30 that many advertising claims for POM Wonderful juice were
deceptive in asserting that it curbs the risk of heart disease,
prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and is clinically proven
to work.

In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit upheld a conclusion reached earlier by the
Federal Trade Commission that many of POM's ads made misleading or
false claims.  The ads appeared in national publications, on
Internet sites, bus stops, billboards, newsletters and on tags
attached to the products.

POM Wonderful LLC produces a number of pomegranate-based products.

"We see no basis for setting aside the commission's conclusion
that many of POM's ads made misleading or false claims about POM
products," wrote appeals judge Sri Srinivasan, an appointee of
President Barack Obama.

The Federal Trade Commission Act does not allow, "and the First
Amendment does not protect -- deceptive and misleading
advertisements," Judge Srinivsan wrote.

The other two judges in the case were chief appeals judge Merrick
Garland and appeals judge Douglas Ginsburg. Garland was nominated
by President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg by President Ronald Reagan.

The court upheld the commission's requirement that POM gain the
support of at least one randomized, controlled, human clinical
trial before claiming a causal relationship between consumption of
POM products and the treatment or prevention of any disease.

Ruling against the FTC on one point, the appeals court said it
found inadequate justification for the commission's blanket
requirement of at least two such studies as a precondition to any
disease-related claim.

The appeals court examined studies the company used -- an early
one that was favorable to POM and two later, larger ones that were
not.  The court said that a POM newsletter omitted any mention of
the unfavorable studies and trumpeted the findings of the
favorable study.

"A consumer reading POM's promotional materials after 2006 would
not have known of those studies or that they cast doubt" on the
prior findings, the appeals court stated.

POM had won its own false advertising case against a competitor
last June, when the Supreme Court ruled in its favor.  The
justices ruled 8-0 that POM could proceed with a lawsuit alleging
that the label on a "Pomegranate Blueberry" beverage offered by
Coca-Cola Co.'s Minute Maid unit is misleading because 99 percent
of the drink was apple and grape juice.  The Supreme Court found
that the juice label may technically comply with Food and Drug
Administration rules but still may be misleading to consumers.


PPG INDUSTRIES: Fails to Pay Overtime Hours, "Garcia" Suit Says
---------------------------------------------------------------
Hector Garcia, Richard Cahigal, Brian Holliday, and Tina Diemer,
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. PPG
Industries, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-00319 (N.D. Cal., January 22,
2015), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week.

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures paints and stains for consumer
use under the registered trade names Glidden Paints, Glidden
Stains, Olympic Paints, and Olympic Stains.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Laura L. Ho, Esq.
      Byron R. Goldstein, Esq.
      GOLDSTEIN BORGEN DARDARIAN & HO
      300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000
      Oakland, CA 94612
      Telephone: (510) 763-9800
      Facsimile: (510) 835-1417
      E-mail: lho@gbdhlegal.com
              brgoldstein@gbdhlegal.com


PREMIUM RECEIVABLES: Sued Over Violation of Debt Collection Law
---------------------------------------------------------------
Dennis Rittle, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. Premium Receivables, LLC d/b/a Premium Asset Services,
Case No. 1:15-cv-00166 (M.D. Pa., January 23, 2015), is brought
against the Defendant for violations of the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act.

Premium Receivables, LLC is a consumer debt collection agency
located at 2414 S. Fairview Street, Suite 210, Santa Ana,
California 92704.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Craig Thor Kimmel, Esq.
      KIMMEL & SILVERMAN, P.C.
      30 E. Butler Avenue
      Ambler, PA 19002
      Telephone: (215) 540-8888 ext. 148
      Facsimile: (877) 788-2864 Fax
      E-mail: kimmel@creditlaw.com


PROBAR LLC: Recalls Frosted Peanut Butter Bars Due to Milk
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PROBAR LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has initiated a voluntary recall
of its PROBAR Base(R) Frosted Peanut Butter Bars due to the
possible presence of an undeclared milk allergen. People who have
an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious
allergic reaction if they consume this product. No other PROBAR(R)
products are affected.

This voluntary recall only involves Frosted Peanut Butter flavored
PROBAR Base(R) Bars in 2.46 oz. packages distributed nationwide to
retail stores and online. PROBAR(R) is voluntarily recalling three
lots that may contain the allergen:

Product          Lot Codes      Expiration   Unit UPC    12
-------          Beginning      Date         --------    Count
                 with:          ----                     Box UPC
                 -----                                   -------
Frosted Peanut   24289          EXP#          8-53152-   8-53152-
Butter PROBAR                  01/16/201     610060-5    10061-2
Base

Frosted Peanut   24188          EXP#          8-53152-   8-53152-
Butter PROBAR                   10/07/2015    10060-5    10061-2
Base

Frosted Peanut   24160          EXP#          8-53152-   8-53152-
Butter PROBAR                   09/09/2015    10060-5    10061-2
Base

To locate the Lot Codes:

Individual unit Lot Code and Expiration Date: printed on the outer
seal of the wrapper

12-unit case Lot Code and Expiration Date: printed outside of the
box

Retailers and distributors have been notified to remove the
product from store shelves.

The highest priority of PROBAR(R) is the safety and quality of its
products. PROBAR(R) is working in close cooperation with the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fully resolve this issue.
There have been two consumer complaints of allergic reactions to
date. These complaints prompted the recall.

Consumers can call 1-800-921-2294, Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, or email returns@theprobar.com for more
information and how to return the product for a full refund.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431835.htm.


PRODIGY DIABETES: Has Sent Unsolicited Facsimiles, Suit Says
------------------------------------------------------------
Rhea Drugstore, Inc., individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC, Case No. 4:15-
cv-00054 (E.D. Ark., January 23, 2015), seeks to redress the
Defendant's practice of faxing unsolicited advertisements without
providing an opt-out notice as required by Telephone Consumer
Protection Act.

Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC is a medical-device company that has
its principal place of business in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      James Allen Carney Jr., Esq.
      John Charles Williams, Esq.
      Joseph Henry Bates III, Esq.
      CARNEY BATES & PULLIAM, PLLC
      11311 Arcade Drive, Suite 200
      Little Rock, AR 72212
      Telephone: (501) 312-8500
      Facsimile: (501) 312-8505
      E-mail: acarney@cbplaw.com
              jwilliams@cbplaw.com
              hbates@cbplaw.com


QUESERIA BENDITA: Recalls Fresh Soft Cheese & Sour Cream
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Queseria Bendita LLC of Yakima, Washington is recalling all lots
of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese
products and Sour Cream to include ALL Best By Dates because of a
potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an
organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in
young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened
immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only
short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache,
stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection
can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products
and Sour Cream were distributed to Hispanic grocery stores in
Washington and Oregon and the firm also sold products from its on-
site store in Yakima, Washington.

The recalled products are packaged with clear plastic wrapper or
plastic tub, and the best by dates are stamp coded next to a
label. The products are refrigerated and have the shelf life of up
to 90 days. The last date of distribution of recalled products is
January 15, 2015.

The products being recalled are identified in the table below:

  Product     Package Size    Container Type    UPC       Best By
  ------      -----------     --------------    ---       Date
                                                          -------
Panela        1 lb.           plastic wrap      6 10074   ALL
                                                99341 4
Queso Fresco  1 lb.           plastic wrap      0 94922   ALL
                                                10602 5
Queso Fresco  3 lbs.          plastic wrap      None      ALL
Requeson      1 lb.           Tub               0 94922   ALL
                                                10603 2
Sour Cream/   1 lb.           Tub               0 94922   none
Crema Agria                                     10608 7
Cotija Cheese 1 lb.           plastic wrap                none
Up to date, there are a total of three (3) cases of Listeria
monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of soft cheese
produced by Queseria Bendita, including two hospitalizations and
one death.

The recall was the result of the investigation and samples
collection by the Food and Drug Administration. The company has
currently agreed to cease the production and distribution of all
products.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration.

Consumers and retailers are advised to remove recalled products
off the store shelves and destroy. Consumers with questions can
call the firm at 509-961-8949 between 8 am-4 pm PST.

Photo of the Recalled Products available at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm430731.htm


RECEIVABLES PERFORMANCE: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, Action Says
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Mike Esposito, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Receivables Performance Management, LLC, and Does 1
Through 10, inclusive, and each of them, Case No. 2:15-cv-00166
(E.D. Cal., January 21, 2015), is brought against the Defendant
for negligently, knowingly, and willfully contacting the Plaintiff
on the cellular telephone in violation of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act.

Receivables Performance Management, LLC owns and operates a
consumer debt recovery agency.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
      Arvin Ratanavongse, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
      324 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 725
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212
      Telephone: (877) 206-4741
      Facsimile: (866) 633-0228
      E-mail: tfriedman@attorneysforconsumers.com
              Aratanavongse@toddflaw.com


RICH'S FOXWILLOW: Faces "Ayala" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Jose Nova Ayala, Mario Diaz Escobar and, Lucio Escobar, on behalf
of themselves, and all other plaintiffs similarly situated, known
and unknown v. Rich's Foxwillow Pines Nursery, Inc., and Richard
Eyre, Case No. 1:15-cv-00625 (N.D. Ill., January 22, 2015), is
brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages
in violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act.

The Defendants own and operate a company that provides nursery and
landscaping services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Meghan Vanleuwen, Esq.
      FARMWORKER AND LANDSCAPER ADVOCACY PROJECT
      33 N. State Street, Suite 900
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 853-1450
      Facsimile: (312) 853-1459
      E-mail: mvanleuwen@flapillinois.org

         - and -

      Meghan A. Vanleuwen, Esq.
      John William Billhorn, Esq.
      BILLHORN LAW FIRM
      53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 840
      Chicago, IL 60604
      Telephone: (312) 853-1450
      E-mail: mvanleuwen@billhornlaw.com
              jbillhorn@billhornlaw.com


ROGERS CLEANING: "Quintero" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT Wages
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Luz Quintero v. Rogers Cleaning Service, Inc., Case No. 0:15-cv-
60125 (S.D. Fla., January 22, 2015), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime compensation and other relief under the Fair Labor
Standards.

Rogers Cleaning Service, Inc. owns and operates a commercial
cleaning service company in Broward County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jack Dennis Card Jr., Esq.
      CONSUMER LAW ORGANIZATION, P.A.
      2501 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 100
      Hollywood, FL 33020
      Telephone: (954) 921-9994
      Facsimile: (305) 574-0132
      E-mail: Dcard@Consumerlaworg.com


SILVER AIRWAYS: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages & Damages
------------------------------------------------------------
Anthony A. Falcone, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Silver Airways Corp. and Victory Park
Capital Advisors, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Case
No. 0:15-cv-60146 (S.D. Fla., January 23, 2015), seeks to recover
unpaid minimum wages, overtime wages, an additional equal amount
in liquidated damages, declaratory relief, and attorney's fees and
costs.

The Defendants own and operate a commercial airway company based
in Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Shawn Logan Birken, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF SHAWN L. BIRKEN
      100 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1300
      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
      Telephone: (954) 990-4459
      Facsimile:  (954) 990-4469
      E-mail: sbirken@birken-law.com


SLACKER INC: Sued in Cal. Over Alleged Copyright Infringement
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Zenbu Magazines LLC, on behalf of itself and all others similarly
situated v. Slacker, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-00151 (S.D. Cal.,
January 22, 2015), arises out of the Defendant's unauthorized
reproduction, distribution, and public performance of pre-1972
recordings, specifically by charging subscription fees to its
users, and by selling advertisements, without paying royalties or
licensing fees to the owners.

Slacker, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that delivers and streams
music through its website -- www.slacker.com -- or via
downloadable applications for Android, Apple (iOS), and Windows
smartphones and tablets.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jack Fitzgerald, Esq.
      Trevor M. Flynn, Esq.
      Tran Nguyen, Esq.
      THE LAW OFFICE OF JACK FITZGERALD, PC
      Hillcrest Professional Building
      3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 202
      San Diego, CA 92103
      Telephone: (619) 692-3840
      Facsimile: (619) 362-9555
      E-mail: jack@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
              trevor@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
              tran@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com


SONY COMPUTER: Sued in Cal. Over Alleged Copyright Infringement
---------------------------------------------------------------
Zenbu Magazines LLC, on behalf of itself and all others similarly
situated v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, and Sony
Entertainment Network International LLC, Case No. 3:15-cv-00310
(N.D. Cal., January 22, 2015), arises out of the Defendant's
unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and public performance of
pre-1972 recordings, specifically by charging subscription fees to
its users, and by selling advertisements, without paying royalties
or licensing fees to the owners.

The Defendants own and operate a company that is known as the
leading innovator in electronic entertainment.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jack Fitzgerald, Esq.
      Trevor M. Flynn, Esq.
      Tran Nguyen, Esq.
      THE LAW OFFICE OF JACK FITZGERALD, PC
      Hillcrest Professional Building
      3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 202
      San Diego, CA 92103
      Telephone: (619) 692-3840
      Facsimile: (619) 362-9555
      E-mail: jack@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
              trevor@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
              tran@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com


SUNMIST RESTAURANT: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Elder Tomas Garcia, individually and on behalf of other employees
similarly situated v. Sunmist Restaurant, Inc. and George Avgeris,
Case No. 1:15-cv-00662 (N.D. Ill., January 22, 2015), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for hours
worked in excess of 40 hours in a week.

The Defendants own and operate a restaurant in Illinois.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Valentin Tito Narvaez, Esq.
      COSMER LAW GROUP LLC
      6232 N Pulaski-Ste 200
      Chicago, IL 60646
      Telephone: (312) 878-1302
      Facsimile: (888) 270-8983
      E-mail: vnarvaez@yourclg.com


TAAG INDUSTRIES: Has Sent Unsolicited Facsimile, Action Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
Targin Sign Systems, Inc., an Illinois corporation, individually
and as the representative of a class of similarly situated persons
v. Taag Industries Corp. and John Does 1-10, Case No. 1:15-cv-
00563 (N.D. Ill., January 21, 2015), seeks to stop the Defendants'
practice of sending unsolicited facsimiles.

Taag Industries Corp. is a California based manufacturer and
wholesaler of men's and boy's clothing.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian J. Wanca, Esq.
      Ryan M. Kelly, Esq.
      ANDERSON + WANCA
      3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 760
      Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
      Telephone: (847) 368-1500
      Facsimile: (847) 368-1501
      E-mail: bwanca@andersonwanca.com
              rkelly@andersonwanca.com


TAKATA CORP: Faces Suit in Over Air Bag-Related Death
-----------------------------------------------------
The Associated Press reports that the family of a Texas man who
might be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made
by Takata Corp. of Japan has filed a lawsuit in connection with
his death.  The lawsuit alleges 35-year-old Carlos Solis died on
Jan. 18 in a minor crash in a Houston suburb when an air bag in
his 2002 Honda Accord inflated and sent a piece of metal into his
neck.  A final autopsy report has not been completed.

In addition to Takata, also named in the lawsuit filed on Jan. 27
are Honda Motor Co., its American subsidiary, as well as the
Houston-area car dealership that sold Solis the used vehicle in
2014.


TBK 82 CORP: "Cortez" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
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Armando Cortez, Conrado Rescalvo, and Filogonio Cortes,
individually and on behalf of others similarly situated v. TBK 82
Corp. d/b/a Calista Superfoods, Howard Chung and Jennifer Chung,
Case No. 1:15-cv-00594 (S.D.N.Y., January 26, 2015), seeks to
recover minimum and overtime wages and liquidated damages,
interest, costs, and attorneys' fees for violations of the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants own and operate a health food restaurant located at
1217 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10028.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Michael Antonio Faillace, Esq.
      MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
      60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2020
      New York, NY 10165
      Telephone: (212) 317-1200
      Facsimile: (212) 317-1620
      E-mail: faillace@employmentcompliance.com


TD BANK: Faces "Austin" Suit Over Collection of Overdraft Fees
--------------------------------------------------------------
Caroline Austin, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated v. TD Bank, N.A., Case No. 3:15-cv-00088 (D. Conn.,
January 21, 2015), arises from the breach of the Defendant's
express written contracts with its account holders, specifically
by the systematic assessment and collection of overdraft fees from
checking accounts for posted transactions that did not actually
overdraw the account.

TD Bank, N.A. is one of the nation's ten largest banks, operating
a network of more than 1300 branches and servicing millions of
customers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Mark P. Kindall, Esq.
      IZARD NOBEL, LLP
      29 South Main Street, Suite 305
      West Hartford, CT 06107
      Telephone: (860) 493-6292
      Facsimile: (860) 493-6290
      E-mail: mkindall@izardnobel.com


TD BANK: Faces "Ucciferri" Suit Over Collection of Overdraft Fees
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Dawn M. Ucciferri, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated v. TD Bank, N.A., Case No. 1:15-cv-00424 (D.N.J., January
21, 2015) arises from the breach of the Defendant's express
written contracts with its account holders, specifically by the
systematic assessment and collection of overdraft fees from
checking accounts for posted transactions that did not actually
overdraw the account.

TD Bank, N.A. is one of the nation's 10 largest banks, operating a
network of more than 1300 branches and servicing millions of
customers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Bruce D. Greenberg, Esq.
      LITE DEPALMA GREENBERG, LLC
      Two Gateway Center, Suite 1201
      Newark, New Jersey 07102
      Telephone: (973) 623-3000
      Facsimile: (973) 623-0858
      E-mail: bgreenberg@litedepalma.com


TESCO: Australian Litigation Funder to Launch More Mass Claims
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Owen Bowcott, writing for The Guardian, reports that the
Australian litigation funder coordinating shareholders' legal
action against Tesco is promising to launch more mass claims
against large firms in the UK.

Bentham Europe, whose parent company is based in Sydney, is eager
to develop a service providing financial backing for consumers who
do not believe they will succeed by pursuing individual
complaints.

Simon Dluzniak, a solicitor from the claims funder which has
recently expanded into Europe, said UK law prevented class actions
being taken through the courts but permitted group actions.

"We have the ability to fund multiple [claimants] in large
groups," he said.  "In a class action, there is a lead plaintiff
and unnamed others.  In the UK, it's a group action and each
member of the group is a plaintiff."

Bentham says it will only fund cases where the claim is for GBP30
million or more, "but north of GBP50 million is where we start to
get comfortable".  The firm says it normally takes a third of
claimants' final winnings to cover its costs and profits.

For the Tesco action, Bentham is accepting claimants with a
minimum of 10,000 shares.  The legal action will seek to establish
whether shareholders are entitled to compensation for financial
losses suffered after Tesco's admission that it had overstated
first-half profits by GBP263 million.

The Bentham business is backed by joint venture partners,
including Elliott Management which has assets of US$30 billion.
It aims to have six to eight cases under management in the UK by
the end of the year.

Critics of litigation funding believe that the estimated GBP30
million losses incurred by funders in the Excalibur case in 2013
-- over disputed rights to Kurdish oilfields -- would have
deterred new firms entering such a speculative market.

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"Excalibur has been written up as a disaster for the funding
industry," Mr. Dluzniak said.  "We have also lost cases but not
many.  We are used to funding large commercial complex disputes
and we can't win every one."

Bentham's record, mainly in Australia, is of having fought 160
cases and lost five.  "Only a dozen have gone to trial.  But there
have been others where we received expert reports; where they
didn't come back positive, we withdrew.  We have had about 40
withdrawals.

"The largest loss was about A$8 million to $10 million.  It's a
big, risky game.  Our largest return was Centro class action,
against a property firm."  The final award was for A$200 million.
Bentham recovered its outlay of A$18 million plus winnings of A$42
million.

"It's clear that your RBS shareholder or your consumer in respect
of a faulty product won't individually claim against large
companies," Mr. Dluzniak said.  "Without funding, it's unlikely
they can pursue claims.  The other side will say we are just in it
for the money, but we support the arguments for mass redress
mechanisms."

The threat of group actions "keeps companies on their toes", he
said.  Other litigation funders have tended to back cases
involving claims by either a single firm or individual rather than
engaging with large numbers of claimants.

Bentham hopes that the consumer rights bill will open up the way
for class actions eventually making their way into the UK courts.
There has been strong international opposition, however, from the
US chamber of commerce, which has previously argued that "the UK
should not make the same mistakes of the US justice system,
allowing a huge expansion in spurious litigation, driven by
litigation funders whose sole purpose is to make a profit and not
to encourage fair justice."


TJL ENTERPRISES: Falsely Marketed Homeopathic Remedies, Suit Says
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Wannita Thesier-Hendricks, on Behalf of Herself and all Others
Similarly Situated v. TJL Enterprises, Inc. and Jacqueline
Courtiollawrence, Case No. 2:15-cv-00477 (C.D. Cal., January 22,
2015), arises out of the Defendants' false and misleading
representations that its over-the-counter homeopathic remedies
Tummy Calm, Colic Calm Plus and Colic Calm, provide infants with
symptomatic relief of gas, bloating, upset stomach and hiccups.

TJL Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in the business of manufacturing,
mass marketing, and distributing homeopathic formulas for the
treatment of infant and children's gas, bloating, upset stomach
and hiccups.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      L. Timothy Fisher, Esq.
      Annick M. Persinger, Esq.
      Julia A. Luster, Esq.
      BURSOR & FISHER, P.A.
      1990 North California Blvd., Suite 940
      Walnut Creek, CA 94596
      Telephone: (925) 300-4455
      Facsimile: (925) 407-2700
      E-mail: ltfisher@bursor.com
              apersinger@bursor.com
              jluster@bursor.com

         - and -

      Shane T. Rowley, Esq.
      Courtney E. Maccarone, Esq.
      LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP
      30 Broad Street, 24th Floor
      New York, New York 10004
      Telephone: (212) 363-7500
      Facsimile: (866) 367-6510
      E-mail: srowley@zlk.com
              cmaccarone@zlk.com


UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Sued in Cal. Over Illegal Marketing Practices
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Jacob Sabatino, individually, and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., Case No.
3:15-cv-00363 (N.D. Cal., January 26, 2015), alleges that the
Defendant made false and misleading representation that its cars
are the safest on the road, when in fact, it uses substandard
background checks, fails to personally meet their drivers, it has
no training programs of any kind for its drivers, has no
supervision or oversight of their drivers, has no security
measures in place to ensure that their drivers' vehicle
inspections are not falsified, and does not verify that the
photographs of their drivers' cars are actually the applicant's
car.

Uber Technologies, Inc. operates as a transportation network
company that connects drivers and riders through a downloadable
smartphone app called Uber, through this app, parties are able to
arrange and pay for local transportation services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jonathan A. Michaels, Esq.
      Kathryn J. Harvey, Esq.
      Kianna C. Parviz, Esq.
      MLG AUTOMOTIVE LAW, APLC
      2801 W. Coast Highway, Suite 370
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Telephone: (949) 581-6900
      Facsimile: (949) 581-6908
      E-mail: jmichaels@mlgautomotivelaw.com
              kharvey@mlgautomotivelaw.com
              kparviz@mlgautomotivelaw.com


UNITED RECOVERY: "Singer" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT Wages
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Rodney Singer, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. United Recovery Systems, LP, Case No. 4:15-cv-00203
(S.D. Tex., January 22, 2015), seeks to recover unpaid overtime,
statutory liquidated damages, and reasonably attorneys' fees
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standard Act.

United Recovery Systems, LP owns and operates a debt collection
agency located at 1999 Bryan St., Suite 900, Dallas, Texas 75201.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Melissa Morales Fletcher, Esq.
      MORALES FLETCHER LAW, P.C.
      115 E. Travis, Suite 1530
      San Antonio, TX 78205
      Telephone: (210) 225-0811
      Facsimile: (210) 225-0821
      E-mail: melissa@themoralesfirm.com


WAL-MART STORES: Sued Over Multi-State Listeria Outbreak
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Laura Castro, writing for The National Law Journal, reports that
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has become the second national retailer to be
sued over a recent, multi-state Listeria outbreak caused by
consumers eating caramel apples contaminated with the bacteria.

The Jan. 13 complaint was filed in the Superior Court of
Sacramento County, Calif., on behalf of Darlene Vouri, who became
seriously ill after eating the apples, and her husband Francis
Vouri against Wal-Mart of Bentonville, Arkansas, apple supplier
Bidart Brothers Apple Packing Co. of Shafter, Calif., and caramel
apple manufacturer Happy Apple Co. Inc. of Union, Missouri.

Ms. Vouri is one of at least 32 victims in 11 states who
contracted Listeria monocytogenes after consuming pre-packaged
caramel apples and became sick or died, according to federal
public health officials' reports as of Jan. 10.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease
Control have warned consumers to avoid caramel apple products and
identified apple supplier Bidart Brothers as the likely source of
the multi-state Listeria outbreak.

Safeway Inc. became the first national retailer sued over the
Listeria outbreak when the first, and so far only, wrongful death
lawsuit was filed in December 2014 on behalf of James Raymond Frey
and the estate of his deceased 81-year-old wife, Shirlee Jean
Frey.

Another Listeria-related lawsuit has been filed in the U.S.
District Court for the District of New Mexico on behalf of a New
Mexico woman and her newborn son, who developed a Listeria
infection in the womb after his mother ate contaminated caramel
apples and he was born prematurely.

The Jan. 9 complaint alleges plaintiff Cathy Jones' Listeria
infection caused the premature birth.  The defendants named in the
suit are regional retailer Smith's Food & Drug Centers Inc. of
Delaware, which operates stores in New Mexico, and Bidart
Brothers.

The complaint filed against Wal-Mart said the Vouris purchased the
Listeria-tainted caramel apples on October 14, 2014, from the Wal-
Mart in Rocklin, Calif.  Darlene Vouri ate the caramel apples and
within a few days she began to experience a headache, neck pain,
fatigue, chills, and muscle aches and weakness.

When her condition deteriorated and she collapsed, she was rushed
to the hospital, the complaint said.  After a second collapse,
hospital tests revealed that Ms. Vouri was infected with bacterium
Listeria monocytogenes and had spinal meningitis.  After a month
hospitalization, Ms. Vouri returned home but needed significant
assistance to walk or move, the complaint alleges.  On, Jan. 10,
she collapsed for a third time and remains in guarded condition,
the complaint said.

The Vouris are suing the defendants for strict products liability,
negligence and breach of implied warranty.  They are seeking an
unspecified amount of past and future economic and non-economic
damages.


WESTCO FRAMERS: Faces "Rojas" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Aaron Rojas, Edgar Tejada, Ivan Paredes, Ulises Cisneros, Adolfo
Rios, Hugo Buena Rodriguez, and those similarly situated v. Westco
Framers, LLC, Dusty Gray, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of
America, and Groathouse Construction, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-00168
(D. Colo., January 23, 2015), is brought against the Defendants
for failure to pay overtime wages for work performed in excess of
40 hours per week.

The Defendants own and operate a Colorado based construction
company that specializes in production framing for medium to large
structures.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Alexander Neville Hood, Esq.
      TOWARDS JUSTICE
      601 16th Street, Suite C-207
      Golden, CO 80401
      Telephone: (720) 239-2606
      Facsimile: (303) 957-2289
      E-mail: alex@towardsjustice.org


WESTPAC BANKING: To Withdraw From Money Service Sector
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According to Clancy Yeates, writing for The Sydney Morning Herald,
OzForex said Westpac Banking Corp. had decided to withdraw from
the money service sector and therefore would no longer provide
services to the online foreign exchange company.

Investors were initially spooked by the news, with OzForex shares
plunging 14 per cent to $2.33 in the minutes after the
announcement was released. Online retail forex companies have been
in the spotlight after the Swiss central bank's shock removal of
its currency peg obliterated some of the largest players in the
rapidly growing industry.

But OzForex's announcement on Jan. 19 is unrelated to trading of
the Swiss franc.  The stock soon recovered to be 5 per cent down,
at $2.58, at midday.

For months Westpac has been gradually pulling out of the
remittance sector.  OzForex said that it was not affected by an
initial Westpac review made in November last year but since then,
the bank has made a decision to exit the industry entirely.

A Westpac spokesman said the bank was ending its relationship with
OzForex reluctantly, and the move was influenced by increasingly
tough regulatory requirements.  "As we have previously indicated,
the increasing need to satisfy international counterparties from a
risk perspective and our own compliance requirements has led us to
take the reluctant decision to withdraw from offering remittance
services to OzForex," he said.

It is understood Westpac has been put under increasing pressure
from its US corresponding bank, JPMorgan Chase, which clears US
dollar transactions for Westpac, to ensure no remitter is acting
in breach of strict US anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism
regulations amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of money flows
into the Middle East and Africa.

JPMorgan paid a US$1.7 billion settlement in January last year
relating to failures in money-laundering controls and other US
banks are treating remittance business with more caution given the
increased attention on the financing of terror groups including
Islamic State.  Pressure on the US banks is coming from the Office
of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the
Treasury and other US regulators.

Australian banks have also reduced risk appetite to bank remitters
given increased scrutiny of international money transfers by
Australian authorities.  Under domestic laws, Australian banks
have to not only know their customers (the remittance businesses)
but their customer's customers.

Fears that bank reputations could be damaged should they be caught
up in domestic or international regulatory investigations relating
to anti-money laundering and terrorism is an issue across the
banking industry.

A remittances working group has been established, with
representatives from the Australian Bankers' Association,
Australian Remittance and Currency Providers Association, AUSTRAC,
the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the federal Attorney-
General's Department and the Australian Crime Commission.
On Jan. 12, the group discussed ways to determine how legitimate
remittance business could continue.

ARCPA is seeking to develop standards that would provide comfort
to the ABA's members that funds could be transferred without risk.
It is understood the mid-tier banks are waiting for these
standards to be developed before agreeing to take on new remitters
as clients.

OzForex said it uses Westpac to make and receive payments in
several major currencies including the Australian dollar, the New
Zealand dollar and US dollar.  It also holds its cash balances
with the bank and uses it to access the wholesale foreign exchange
market.

OzForex chief executive Neil Helm said it would look to use the
relationships it has with other banks to replace services provided
by Westpac "with minimal impact for our clients."

"Whilst OzForex is disappointed to lose Westpac as a partner given
our long history of working together, it will not impact our
ability to continue providing an industry leading service to our
clients," he said in a statement.

It has banking relationships with 15 other financial institutions
including National Australia Bank, Macquarie Bank, Bank of New
York Mellon, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, it said.

It is understood that NAB and Macquarie have become more selective
in banking remitters and have been reducing their exposure to the
sector.  Commonwealth Bank of Australia and ANZ are also pulling
back from the business.

Barclays was last year involved in legal disputes with remitters
as it sought to close down remittance accounts to Somalia.

"Domestic and global banks are finding it increasingly difficult
to provide banking and payment services to remittance operators
due to the Australian and international regulatory landscape and
the compliance requirements on the banking industry," the Westpac
spokesman said.

On January 5, the Federal Court of Australia approved a proposed
settlement between Westpac and 24 remitters who initiated a class
action in November to seek an extension to the bank's decision to
close their accounts.

The court ordered that the firms are given until March 31 before
accounts are closed.

The Australian Remittance and Currency Providers Association,
which represents 5000 registered remitters who facilitate more
than 80 million transfers into and out of Australia each year
worth in excess of $30 billion, is hoping the federal government
will work with industry to find a solution.

"We are hopeful the Remittance Working Group can come up with a
solution for the long term viability of the industry.  We
understand it is a complex issue," said ARCPA director Dianne
Nguyen.

"We look forward to receiving feedback on domestic compliance
guidelines that will give banks confidence the industry can be
banked.  We also hope work with the ABA on the international
issues."

Bloomberg reported on Jan. 16 the US Treasury Department is trying
to convince US banks they can comply with the AML rules and still
provide services to businesses that handle the transfers.

"The challenge is finding a way to meet the demand and minimize
the risk," Robert Rowe, vice president and associate chief counsel
at the American Bankers Association, said.

The report said failure to strike a balance might have the
unintended consequence of driving cash underground further from
regulatory oversight.


WET SEAL: Closed 338 Stores Without Proper WARN Notice, Suit Says
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Courthouse News Service reports that The Wet Seal closed 338
stores without notice on Jan. 7, throwing 3,695 employees out of
work in violation of the WARN Act, a class action claims in
California Federal Court.

Lead plaintiff Katelin Pruitt claims The Wet Seal was required to
give 60 days notice of the mass layoff, under the federal Worker
Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Most of the company's stores are in California.  In 2014, it had
532 outlets, including 478 Wet Seal stores and 54 Arden B stores,
with a total of 7,413 employees, according to the complaint.

Wet Seal's share price has fallen from $3 in April 2014 to 11
cents today, and has reported annual losses for 3 straight years,
Pruitt says.

"Despite strong evidence that Wet Seal was in steep decline, it
continued to keep its employees uninformed right up until they
abruptly fired 3,695 of their employees. . . .  (E)mployees were
told not to look for other jobs and that the stores were simply
remodeling," according to the complaint.

Pruitt seeks class certification, unpaid wages and benefits under
the WARN Act and labor law, and costs.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          John Fiske, Esq.
          THE GOMEZ FIRM
          655 W Broadway, Suite 1700
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: (619) 237-3490
          E-mail: Fiske@TheGomezFirm.com


WOOD GROUP: Faces "Fenley" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Tommy L. Fenley, on behalf of himself and on behalf of all persons
similarly situated v. Wood Group Mustang, Inc., Case No. 2:15-cv-
00326 (S.D. Ohio, January 26, 2015), is brought against the
Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages for work performed in
excess of 40 hours per week.

Wood Group Mustang, Inc. is an international energy services
company that employs over 8,000 people worldwide.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jack Landskroner, Esq.
      LANDSKRONER-GRIECO-MERRIMAN, LLC
      1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
      Cleveland, OH 44113
      Telephone: (216) 522-9000
      Facsimile: (216) 522-9007
      E-mail: jack@lgmlegal.com


WOORI BANK: To Partially Compensate Picity Fund Investor Losses
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Chung Joo-won, writing for Korea Herald, reports that Woori Bank
said on Jan. 19 it would partially compensate individual
investors' losses on the controversial Picity trust fund, offering
to buy back the product to end disputes.

Under arbitration by the Financial Supervisory Service, the bank
consented to compensate 40 percent of the investors' net losses,
while denying the investors' claims that the bank failed to inform
them about the risks involved.

"In the settlement, we were suggested to compensate 40 percent of
the investor losses, in addition to trust buybacks for allegedly
giving insufficient information about extensions of matured
trusts," said Yang Young-joo, the head of Woori Bank's trust team.

"Those who agree to resell the (Picity) trust are also passing
down all of its gains and losses," Yang said.  With the 40 percent
compensation and the buyback offer, the customers will be able to
retrieve 55 to 56 percent of the trust's original purchase price,
he added.

Those who choose to reject the buyback offer will have to wait
until the trust fund matures to reap what they can.  It will take
at least one to two more years to receive the interest dividend,
according to Woori Bank's estimate.  If they still feel deceived
about the return, they can file a class-action suit.

The Picity trust refers to the special trust product, created by
the Korean asset management leg of Union Bank of Switzerland, in
prospect of the high yields from the construction of a mega
office-commercial complex called "Picity" in the heart of Gangnam.
The trust was launched in 2007 by some 10 brokerages and Woori
Bank.  Woori Bank alone sold about 190 billion won worth of Picity
trust funds.

The 2.4 trillion won construction project, however, went bankrupt
after stumbling between state approval and cancellation, as well
as the political bribery scandal involving former Korea
Communications Commission chief Choi Si-joong and former vice
industry minister Park Young-joon.

The suspension of construction of the 96,000-square-meter project
caused investor losses.  Following the settlement procedure
between Woori bank and the investors, the FSS decided that the
bank was partially responsible for letting the customers believe
that the trust was as safe as a fixed deposit.

The authorities failed to collect any recorded investment
consulting dialogue from the trust sales in 2007.  However, it
decided that Woori's investment proposal repeated the word "safe"
several times but only once asserted that the product has risks,
at the very bottom.


WORLDWIDE LABOR: "Santinac" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT Wages
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Henry Santinac, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated
v. Worldwide Labor Support of Illinois, Inc., a Mississippi
Limited Liability Company and Wayne A. Cook, Jr., Case No. 1:15-
cv-00025 (S.D. Miss., January 23, 2015), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime wages and damages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standard
Act.

Worldwide Labor Support of Illinois, Inc. is a privately held
corporation that supplies a variety of skilled craftsmen to
support ongoing projects of various shipyards and other marine and
industrial companies in Mississippi, Illinois.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Virginia Carothers LoCoco, Esq.
      LOCOCO AND LOCOCO, PA
      P. O. Box 6014
      D'Iberville, MS 39532
      Telephone: (228) 392-3799
      E-mail: virginia.lococo@lococolaw.com


ZILLOW INC: Inside Sales Consultants File $5MM OT Class Action
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Gordon Gibb, writing for LawyersandSettlements.com, reports that
an online real estate enterprise with an office in Irvine is
facing an unpaid overtime lawsuit.  The plaintiff, in fact, is
seeking class-action status on behalf of over 100 hourly employees
who serve as "inside sales consultants" for Zillow in the state of
California.

The online enterprise was founded in Seattle almost nine years
ago, and since that time has grown its revenue base to $291.9
million over the past four quarters, according to reports.  Plans
were announced late last year to expand its Seattle headquarters
by 113,000 square feet through the addition of five extra floors,
in order to meet the demands of what Zillow characterizes as
"record growth."

And yet, some employees allege they are being shortchanged . . .

Zillow opened an advertising sales office in Irvine two years ago.
The office is staffed by sales agents who pitch Zillow "Premier
Agent" adverts to real estate agents across the US.  The work
environment has been described as high-energy and high-pressure --
likened to a "boiler room" -- with long hours and a workplace
atmosphere that is somewhat of a departure from a more traditional
workplace environment.

It's an environment that suits some employees, but not all.
Plaintiff Ian Freeman thinks it's an affront to overtime pay laws
in the state.

According to the Orange County Register, Mr. Freeman alleges that
Zillow systematically pressured hourly employees to commence work
early, work late and also toil through their lunch breaks without
any additional compensation, or so it is alleged.  Former
employees of Zillow interviewed by the Orange County Register
noted the high-pressure environment, escalating monthly sales
quotas and a daily blitz where employees, according to the ex-
staffers, were required to stand for hours at a time dialing
potential clients without breaks.

"It's all about squeezing revenue out of the sales force," said
Isaac Cobian, 25, of Costa Mesa, who resigned from Zillow in
August after eight months working as an "inside sales consultant."

It is employees like Mr. Cobian that Mr. Freeman is thinking about
with his overtime pay lawsuit, and why he wants to see it go
forward as a class action.  The Orange County plaintiff, who
worked in Zillow's Irvine office for two years until this past
September, alleges in his California overtime law claim that
Zillow used an automated timekeeping system that recorded an
employee workday as extending from 8 am to 4 pm, regardless of the
actual hours worked.

"Through various memos, meetings and methods of intimidation,
Zillow demanded from plaintiffs and class members to begin work
prior to the automatically recorded 8 am start time and continue
working well beyond the previously recorded 4 pm punch-out time,"
the lawsuit said.

The overtime pay putative class action seeks $5 million in
damages.  The case is Ian Freeman v. Zillow, Inc. et al, Case No.
8:14-cv-01843, filed November 20, 2014 in US District Court for
the Central District of California. The lawsuit alleges violations
against the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California
overtime law.


* FTC Recommends Specific Steps to Enhance Consumer Privacy
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Jenna Greene, writing for The National Law Journal, reports that
recommending specific steps to enhance consumer privacy and data
security, the Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 27 issued a report
on the "Internet of Things" -- billions of devices that include
everything from fitness monitoring bracelets to home security
systems.

Republican Commissioner Joshua Wright dissented, criticizing the
55-page report for its lack of cost-benefit analysis and overbroad
scope, while fellow Republican Maureen Ohlhausen concurred but
issued a separate statement.

The FTC largely based the report on a Nov. 19, 2013, workshop and
public comments -- underpinnings that Mr. Wright found
insufficient to support the recommendations.

"One must recognize that merely holding a workshop -- without more
-- should rarely be the sole or even the primary basis for setting
forth specific best practices or legislative recommendations," he
wrote.  "The commission must exercise far greater restraint when
examining an issue as far ranging as the 'Internet of Things.' "
According to the FTC, there are about 25 billion connected devices
in use worldwide, a number that will only climb as automakers,
health care providers and other consumer goods companies continue
to incorporate the technology into their products.

Among the report's suggestions: companies should build security
into the devices at the outset; consider a "defense-in-depth"
strategy where multiple layers of security may be used to defend
against a particular risk, and focus on data minimization --
limiting the collection of consumer data and retaining that
information only for a set period of time.

"We believe that by adopting the best practices we've laid out,
businesses will be better able to provide consumers the
protections they want and allow the benefits of the Internet of
Things to be fully realized," FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in
a statement.

The agency also noted that it has the authority to bring
enforcement actions under laws such as the FTC Act, the Fair
Credit Reporting Act and the Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act to protect consumer privacy.

Mr. Wright wrote in a footnote in his dissent that this makes the
report much more than an academic exercise.

"Although an agency's recommendations regarding industry best
practices do not carry the force of law, there is a very real
danger that companies may reasonably perceive failure to achieve
those practices or to adopt such recommendations as actionable,"
he wrote.  "Where an agency's recommendations regarding best
practices are not supported by cost-benefit analysis, firms may
respond by adopting practices or engaging in expenditures that
make consumers worse off."

A former professor at George Mason University School of Law,
Wright since his appointment to the commission in 2013 has written
a series of strong dissents.  Among them: criticism of the
agency's consent decree with media researchers Nielsen Holdings
N.V. and Arbitron Inc. ("unmoored"); monopolization case against
McWane Inc. (FTC counsel "fails totally"); and settlement with
Apple Inc. over children's app purchases (the FTC "substitutes its
own judgment for a private firm's decisions as to how to design
its product").

Mr. Wright hammered home his objections to the Internet of Things
report, writing, "Acknowledging in passing, as the Workshop Report
does, that various courses of actions related to the Internet of
Things may well have some potential costs and benefits does not
come close to passing muster as cost-benefit analysis.

"Instead, the Workshop Report merely relies upon its own
assertions and various surveys that are not necessarily
representative and, in any event, do not shed much light on actual
consumer preferences as revealed by conduct in the marketplace.
This is simply not good enough."

Ms. Ohlhausen concurred with the report's issuance, but she
criticized its support for data minimization.  "The report,
without examining costs or benefits, encourages companies to
delete valuable data -- primarily to avoid hypothetical future
harms. Even though the report recognizes the need for flexibility
for companies weighing whether and what data to retain, the
recommendation remains overly prescriptive," she wrote.

Daniel Castro, director of the Center for Data Innovation, also
criticized the report.  Mr. Castro said in a statement the report
"unfortunately attempts to shoehorn old ideas on new technology by
calling for broad-based privacy legislation.  It is disheartening
that the FTC staff has failed to propose a forward-looking
regulatory approach to technology that narrowly targets actual
harms while leaving companies free to innovate."


* Securities Litigation Filings at Historic Low in 2014
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Scott Flaherty, writing for The Litigation Daily, reports that a
rising tide may lift all boats, but a rising stock market may be
helping to sink the fortunes of the securities class action
plaintiffs bar.  That's one conclusion you might draw from a new
report out on Jan. 27 from Cornerstone Research and Stanford Law
School's Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, which found that
the number, size and intensity of securities litigation filings
were at or near historic lows in 2014.

According to the report, released on Jan. 27, drug and
biotechnology companies faced an increasing number of filings in
2014, and the energy sector faced a spike in new filings as gas
prices dropped late in the year.  But Cornerstone found that just
one in 45 companies in the S&P 500 were hit with new securities
class actions last year -- the fewest since 2000.  And the size of
new claims plummeted in relation to the target companies' market
capitalization even as the number of filings in general edged up
slightly.

"The number is around the same as last year," said senior
Cornerstone VP John Gould.  "But the dollar value is way down."
Overall, investors filed 170 new securities class actions against
publicly traded companies in 2014, up from 166 in 2013.  The study
notes that the 2014 number was still lower than a historical
average of 189 new filings per year, however.

Cornerstone measures the impact on market capitalization using two
indices -- the "disclosure dollar loss," which accounts for
investor losses at the time an alleged fraud is disclosed, and the
"maximum dollar loss," which measures the largest amount
plaintiffs might try to recover.  Both the disclosure and maximum
loss numbers dropped significantly in 2014.

At $57 billion, total disclosure dollar loss in 2014's securities
class actions was 45 percent lower than in 2013, while maximum
dollar loss dropped 23 percent, to $215 billion.  The 2014
disclosure and maximum loss numbers were also much lower than
historical averages based on data from 1997 to 2013. (It's worth
noting that the historical time frame used as a benchmark by
Cornerstone includes both the dot-com bust and the great
recession.)

The report from Cornerstone and Stanford's SCAC comes about a week
after National Economic Research Associates Inc., a consulting
firm, issued a study of its own on recent trends in securities
class action litigation.  Among NERA's key findings were drops
ranging from 38 percent to 61 percent in settlement amounts
stemming from different types of class actions.

"It seems that 2014 was a tough year for plaintiff class action
attorneys, but a good year for investors," Joseph Grundfest,
director of Stanford's SCAC and a former SEC commissioner, said in
a statement announcing the release of the Cornerstone study.
"These data raise an interesting question as to whether large-
scale securities class actions against corporate America are on
the decline.  Only time will tell."

Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and other appeals courts have
made it tougher for securities plaintiffs to survive dismissal in
recent years, which likely stops many big cases from being brought
in the first place.  But the declines in 2014 could also be due to
the steady improvement in the stock market last year, which forced
plaintiffs lawyers to aim a bit lower.

As for the decline in the number of cases facing the S&P 500,
Mr. Grundfest told us, "one possible explanation that I hope turns
out to be true is that larger corporations are doing a better job
with their disclosure and accounting policies, thereby giving even
the most aggressive plaintiff lawyers less to complain about."

Although the Cornerstone and SCAC report shows that big securities
class actions were on the decline, the study noted that securities
class actions against pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
increased in 2014.  One reason for that increase, Mr. Gould told
The Litigation Daily, could be that clinical trial results for
pipeline drugs or medical devices often cause volatility in the
stock prices for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

The energy sector also faced a late spike in securities class
actions, according to the Cornerstone report.  In the final
quarter of 2014, as oil and gas prices slumped, six class actions
were brought against energy companies.  Mr. Gould told The
Litigation Daily he wouldn't expect another spike in the near term
as long as gas prices remain relatively constant.

Going forward, Mr. Gould said he'd be looking to see if the number
of securities class actions increases as a result of a 31 percent
increase in initial public offerings in 2014.  Generally, he said,
the percentage of securities class actions against public
companies has remained pretty constant, so adding new companies to
the pool may, in turn, increase the overall number of new
lawsuits.


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