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              Friday, April 1, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 66


                            Headlines


201 WEST 103 CORP: Violated FLSA & NYLL, "Flores" Suit Claims
21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY: Faces "Polovoy" Suit Over Data Breach
21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY: Faces "Dickman" Suit in M.D. Fla.
7 CALL CENTER: Faces "Caamano" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
ACCOUNTING FULFILLMENT SERVICES: "Berger" Suit Seeks OT Pay

ALBERTSONS LLC: "Sims" Sues over Cheese Fillers
ADVOCATE HEALTHCARE: Faces "Wagner" Suit Over FICA Tax Refund
AFFYMETRIX INC: Faces "Cheah" Suit Over Thermo Fisher Merger
AMERICA'S PIZZA: Faces "McCauley" Suit Over Failure to Pay Wages
AMERICAN AIRLINES: "Rubinsohn" Suit Alleges Airfare Price-Fixing

AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK: "Pender" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
APPLE INC: Hearing Held in Suit Over iPhone Exclusivity Deal
APPLE INC: Calif. Judge Dismisses Suit Over iOS Updates
ARMORED INVESTMENT: Faces "Zellerino" Suit in California
ARS NATIONAL: Faces "Freilich" Suit Over Consumer Credit

ASHBURN CORP: Faces "Cannon" Suit Over False Discounts
AVEDA TRANSPORATION: Faces "Waltz" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
AVIS BUDGET: "Cunha" Suit Removed to D. Massachusetts
BANCORPSOUTH INC: Pension Fund Seeks to Subpoena Prosperity
BAY BAYS CHICKEN: Faces "Crawford" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT

BEACON CARE: "Polony" Suit Seeks Minimum Wages and OT Pay
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES: "Fisher" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
BENCO DENTAL: "Eastlake" Sues over Dental Supply Price Fixing
BJW LLC: Faces "Liu" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
BLOUNT INTERNATIONAL: "Azar" Sues Over Proposed Buyout

BOEING COMPANY: Employees Sue Investment Plan
BONSAI 2013: Faces "Wang" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
BUMBLE BEE: John Gross Alleges Price-Fixing of Seafood Products
CALIFORNIA: Faces "DiSimone" Class Suit Over Tampon Taxes
CAREFUL SHIRTS: Faces "Espinosa" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT

CBL & ASSOCIATES: Faces "Adrian" Suit Over RICO Act Violation
CENTURION AIR CARGO: Faces "Molieri" Suit for Unpaid Wages
CMG DEVELOPMENT: "Urbina" Suit Seeks Wage & Overtime Pay
COMCAST CABLE: Faces "Williams" Suit Asserting Discrimination
CONNECTIONS EDUCATION: "Roach" Suit Seeks Wages & Overtime Pay

COOK MEDICAL INC: Faces "Hayes" Suit Over Defective IVC Filter
CREDIT BUREAU NAPA: Faces "Weissmandl" Suit Over Debt Collection
CVS PHARMACY: "Ansoralli" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
DADE COUNTY SECURITY: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
DELTA TRUCKING: "Reyes" FLSA Suit Removed to S.D. Fla.

DEUTSCHE BANK: "Dzoung" Suit File for Notice of Lis Pendens
DIAMOND TOUCH: Faces "Santana" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
DRUGSTORE.COM INC: Faces "Hanberg" Suit Over Automatic Renewal
ELECTROLUX HOME: Court Vacates Washer Class Certification Order
ELLIOTT BAY: Faces "Erickson" Suit Over Consumer Credit

EVO INC: Faces "Hobbs" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
EXPERIAN INFORMATION: 9th Cir. Refuses to Disqualify Lawyers
FIRST CHOICE TRAVEL: "Batista" Suit Seeks Unpaid Wages Under FLSA
FLUSHING FOOD: "Yang" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
FRANKLIN COUNTY, MA: Sheriff Faces "Reid" Class Suit

FRESCO TORTILLAS: "Shen" Suit Seeks Wages and Overtime Pay
GENESIS JUNGLES: Faces "Fernandez" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
GO NEW YORK TOUR: "Ashby" Suit Seeks Wages and OT Pay
GOLDEN GLADES: Faces "Chavarria" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
GOLDEN WOK: "Alcantara" Suit Seeks Wages and Overtime Pay

GREENBRIAR RESTAURANT: "Koehne" Suit Seeks Minimum and OT Pay
GREENTREE & ASSOCIATES: Faces "Greisman" Debt Collection Suit
H&M TERMINALS: Faces "Mejia" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
HOMEAWAY INC: Faces "Arnold" Suit Over Bait-and-Switch Tactics
ICONIX BRAND: Faces "James" Suit Over False Financial Statements

INFUSION BRANDS: "Flint" Suit Seeks Actual Damages Under CAFA
ITC HOLDINGS: Faces "Guerra" Suit Over Proposed Fortis Merger
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE: Dodges Suit Over Pollution in India
INVENSENSE INC: Calif. Judge Dismisses Shareholder Class Suit
JTR COMPANY: Faces "Sedano" Suit Over Failure to Pay Wages & OT

KELLERMEYER BERGENSONS: Faces "Harrington" Background Checks Suit
KLOCHKO EQUIPMENT: Sends Unsolicited Fax, Vinny's Claims
KOFFEE KUP KAFE: Violated FLSA, "Blackburn" Suit Claims
KPMG LLP: Overstates Valuation of Miller Energy Assets, Suit Says
KRAFT HEINZ: Faces "Lewis" Suit in E.D. Cal.

LACY ONE: Faces "Lamar" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
LATOUR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: "Roca" Suit Seeks OT Pay
LEAPFROG ENTERPRISES: Faces "Manger" Suit Over VTech Merger
LEGOMATIC CONSTRUCTION: "Rafael" Suit Seeks OT Pay
LG ELECTRONICS: Balks at Costco's $50M Claim for Damages

LIBERTY LANDSCAPING: "Perez" Suit Seeks Wages & Overtime Pay
LIFE PARTNERS INC: "Garner" Motion seeks Withdrawal of Reference
LOANCARE LLC: Faces "James" RICO Suit in Florida
LUCAS BLDG CO: Violated FLSA & NYLL, "Aquasvivas" Suit Claims
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Ellis" Suit Over Defective Flooring

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Jackson" Suit Over Defective Flooring
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Jones" Suit Over Defective Flooring
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Banner" Suit Over Defective Flooring
LUNADA BAY BOYS: Surfers File Class Suit
MEDI-WHEELS PALM BEACHES: "Jean" Suit Seeks Payment of Overtime

MERCURY AIR: Faces "Starks" Suit Over Unpaid Wages and OT
METHODIST HOSPITALS: Faces "Bryant" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
MENTOR GRAPHICS: Faces "Haroutunian" Securities Class Action
MICHAELS COMPANIES: Faces "Oom" Suit Over Deceptive Products
NANDO RESTAURANT: "Gagne" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay

NATERA INC: Warren Police System Suit Removed to N.D. Cal.
NATERA INC: "Cahoj" Securities Class Suit Removed to N.D. Cal.
NATIONAL CEMENT: Faces "Valenzuela" Suit Over Labor Code Breach
NATIONAL COMMERCIAL: Faces "Grunstein" Suit in E.D.N.Y.
NATIONAL RETAIL: "Valdez" Suit Moved from Super Ct. to C.D. Cal.

NEW YORK TIMES: Faces Class Suit Over Subscription Fees
NUTRONICS INC: "Rodriguez" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
NYC TAXI & LIMOUSINE: Show Cause Hearing in "Baptiste" on May 11
O'CHARLEY'S LLC: "Hemmer" Suit Seeks Wages and OT Pay
OBESITY RESEARCH: Faces Calif. Suit Over Weight-Loss Pill

PARAMOUNT FOODS: "Chumil" Suit Seeks Payment of Wages, OT & Tips
PARKCHESTER SOUTH: Faces "Diaz" Suit in N.Y. Supreme Court
PERFECT 10 MEN'S CLUB: Faces "Birkman" Suit Over Unpaid Wages
PERFORMANCE SPORTS: Faces "Apel" Securities Class Action
PERSONAL TOUCH CEANING: "Linares" Suit Seeks Payment of Wages

PHARMACA INTEGRATIVE: Faces "Deckard" Suit Over Security Breach
PILOT CORP: Faces "Ivy" Suit in Tenn. Over Credit Hold Scheme
PILOT CORP: Faces "Darby" Suit in Tenn. Over Credit Hold Scheme
PNC BANK: Overstates Loan Balances, "Davidson" Suit Claims
POSITIVE CONNECTIONS: Faces "Reed" Suit Over Unpaid Wages and OT

PREDATOR PRESSURE: "Espinoza" Suit Seeks OT Pay
PTC THERAPEUTICS: Faces "Parker" Securities Class Action
PWS MEDICAL: Faces "Perez" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
RAYMOUR & FLANIGAN: "Annecharico" Suit Removed to D. N.J.
RCN TELECOM: Faces "Sheehan" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT

REPUBLIC RESTAURANT: "Valle" Suit Seeks Wages & Overtime Pay
RES-CARE INC: Violated FLSA & MMWL, "Eddins" Suit Claims
RGS FINANCIAL: Faces "Steinwurzel" Suit in New York
ROCKWATER ENERGY: Faces "Estraca" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
RUANE CUNNIFF: Faces "Cooper" Suit Over DST 401(k) Plan Losses

RUBY'S RESIDENTIAL: "Strode" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC: Washing Machines Defective, "Moore" Suit Says
SANTA FE NATURAL: Faces "Lecompte" Suit Over Misleading Labels
SANTA FE NATURAL: Faces "Grandison" Suit Over Misleading Labels
SAVE ON LLC: Faces Wilder Chiropractic Suit Over Phone Calls

SCHLUMBERGER LIMITED: Faces "Jackson" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
SEA GULL HOLIDAY: "Zhang" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime, Back Pay
SKYSTONE GROUP: Faces Class Action by Ivas Facilities
SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: $1.5M Deal Has Initial OK
SOUTH BEACH DINER: Violated FLSA, "Alvarado" Suit Claims

SOUTHEASTERN GROCERS: "Vides" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
SPACE AGE COMMS: "Carter" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
SPARTAN ENERGY: Faces "Heusdain" Suit Over Wrongful Termination
SQUARE TWO FINANCIAL: Faces "Squillante" Suit in New York
ST. ELIZABETH MEDICAL: "Boden" Suit Alleges ERISA Violation

STATE SHUTTLE: Faces "Mediratta" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
STATEWIDE WRECKER SERVICE: "Harris" Suit Seeks OT Pay Under FLSA
SUN COAST ROOFING: "Erwin" Suit Seeks Min. Wages and Overtime Pay
SUPERIOR HEALTHPLAN: Faces "Luck" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
SYNCHRONY BANK: Faces "Deutsch" Suit in New Jersey Dist. Ct.

TAKATA CORP: Faces Butler Auto Suit Regarding Defective Airbags
TAKATA CORP: Midway Auto Sues Over Defective Airbags
TARGET CORP: Faces "Bundy" Suit Over Parmesan Cheese Labeling
TENNECO INC: Faces "Ascher" Suit Over Exhaust System Price-fixing
TENNECO INC: Faces Landers Suit Over Exhaust System Price-fixing

TERMINIX INT'L: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, "Brown" Action Claims
THD AT HOME: "O'Donnell" Suit Seeks to Recover Commissions
TIMEC SPECIALTY: "Velez" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
TORQUED-UP ENERGY: Faces "Guerra" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
TROLIO LANDSCAPING: Faces "Aguilar" Labor Suit in S.D.N.Y.

TUCCI'S NAIL SPA: Faces "Lopes" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
TWO SENORITAS: Faces "Delgado" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
U.S. EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL: "Valladares" Suit Seeks OT Pay
UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Deprives Drivers of Gratuity Pay, Suit Says
UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Judge Refuses to Decertify Tips Claim Class

UNION COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Faces "McHaney" Minimum Wages Suit
UNILEVER: 7th Cir. Upholds $10M Accord in Suave Hair Loss Suit
UNITED RECOVERY: Faces "Drabkin" Suit Over Consumer Credit
US SOCIAL SECURITY: Faces "Yi" Class Suit in Maryland
VIZIO INC: Faces "Haden" Suit in California Over Smart TVs

WAL-MART STORES: Parmesan Cheese Has Fillers, "Manfredi" Claims
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Faces "Enfant" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
WELLS FARGO: BlackRock, PIMCO et al. Sue Over Bad Loans
WELLS FARGO: Faces "Terry" Wrongful Foreclosure Suit
WHOLE FOODS: June 2 Settlement Conference Set in Mislabeling Suit

XTO ENERGY INC: "Robbins" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay Under FLSA
XTO ENERGY: "Feiling" Suit Moved to W.D. Pennsylvania
ZALE DELAWARE: "Bond" Suit Removed to N.D. West Virginia

* Gender Issues in MDL Steering Committees Under Scrutiny


                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Personal Injury Suit Filed in Delaware
ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Bourke" Remanded to Louisiana State Court
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Sealing Orders in EFH Cases Rejected
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court Rules on Motions in Limine in "Watts"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Viking Loses Summary Judgment Bid in "Watts"

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Judgment vs. Honeywell in "Davis" Affirmed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Judgment vs. Sugar, et al., Affirmed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Unterleitner" Remanded to Calif. State Court
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Prejudicial Arguments Excluded in "Pecher"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Morrison Fails in Bid to Junk Continental Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Bid to Remand "Murray" Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Trane Wins Summary Judgment in "Moss"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: MW Custom Papers Wins Bid to Dismiss "Neumann"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Cal. App. Flips Summary Judgment in "Hanson"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: 7th Cir. Remands Disability Benefits Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Union Pacific Had $120MM Liability at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Halliburton Class Suit Appeal Pending in 5th Cir
ASBESTOS UPDATE: CSX Had $269-Mil. PI Claims Reserve at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: CSX Faces 160 Exposure Claims at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Goodyear Had 67,400 PI Claims at Dec. 31

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Real Estate Developer Settles Charges for $700K
ASBESTOS UPDATE: New Asbestos Regulations Hit Building Owners
ASBESTOS UPDATE: RICO Cases Against Plaintiffs Firms Stayed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Found in Moorings Apartments
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Superior Sues Insurers Over Defense Costs

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Mesothelioma Claims Three Lives in Torbay
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio Hotel to Undergo Asbestos Removal
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestosis Class Suit Promises Many Twists
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos in Schools Continue to Endanger Lives
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio EPA Probes Possible Asbestos Discovery

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Charleston Asbestos Deaths Higher Than State
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calif. Court Junks Plaintiffs' Claims
ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Awards Summary Judgment to 5 Cos.
ASBESTOS UPDATE: UConn Chicken Coop Inspector to Get Day in Court


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201 WEST 103 CORP: Violated FLSA & NYLL, "Flores" Suit Claims
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Nicomedes Flores a/k/a "Pablo", on behalf of himself, the
Plaintiff, v. 201 West 103 Corp. d/b/a Buchetta, 412 Amsterdam
Corp. d/b/a Bettola, Iano Corp. d/b/a Acqua, 886 Amsterdam Avenue
Corp. d/b/a Arco Caf‚, 994 Columbus Avenue Corp. d/b/a Isola, 3143
Broadway Corp. d/b/a Bettolona, 1600 Amsterdam Avenue Corp. d/b/a
Coccola Sebastiano Cappitta, Daniele Fiori, and
Francesca Fiori, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-02233 (S.D.N.Y.,
March 25, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid minimum wage, unpaid
overtime compensation,liquidated damages and attorneys' fees and
costs, pursuant to the New York Labor Law (NYLL) and the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Defendants operate Restaurants as a single integrated
enterprise. The Restaurants are engaged in related activities,
share common ownership and have a common business purpose. The
Restaurants are commonly owned by the Individual Defendant
Sebastiano Cappitta. They serve similar menu items and are all
categorized as Italian and Brick Oven Pizza restaurants.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          C.K. Xee, Esq.
          Anne Seelig, Esq.
          LEE LITIGATION GROUP, PLLC
          30 East 39th Street, Second Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 465 1188
          Facsimile: (212) 465 1181


21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY: Faces "Polovoy" Suit Over Data Breach
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Rona Polovoy, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-00219-UA-MRM (M.D. Fla., March 21,
2016), seeks damages for the Defendant's failure to maintain
reasonable and/or adequate security measures to protect the
Plaintiffs and the Class' private and highly sensitive information
from unauthorized access and disclosure.

21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc., together with its
subsidiaries, operates as a physician-led provider of integrated
cancer care services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Robert C. Gilbert, Esq.
   KOPELOWITZ OSTROW FERGUSON WEISELBERG GILBERT
   2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 625
   Coral Gables, FL 33134
   Tel: (305) 529-8858
   Fax: (954) 525-4300
   Email: gilbert@kolawyers.com

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   David L. Ferguson, Esq.
   KOPELOWITZ OSTROW FERGUSON WEISELBERG GILBERT
   1 West Las Olas Blvd., 5th Floor
   Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
   Tel: (954) 525-4100
   Fax: (954) 525-4300
   Email: ferguson@kolawyers.com

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   Gretchen Freeman Cappio, Esq.
   Cari Campen Laufenberg, Esq.
   Amy N.L. Hanson, Esq.
   KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P.
   1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
   Seattle, WA 98101
   Tel: (206) 623-1900
   Fax: (206) 623-3384
   Email: gcappio@kellerrohrback.com
          claufenberg@kellerrohrback.com
          ahanson@kellerrohrback.com


21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY: Faces "Dickman" Suit in M.D. Fla.
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A purported class action lawsuit has been filed against 21st
Century Oncology Holdings, Inc.  The case is captioned, John
Dickman, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-00218-UA-MRM (M.D. Fla., March 21,
2016).

21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc., together with its
subsidiaries, operates as a physician-led provider of integrated
cancer care services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      David Hughes Harris
      HARRIS LAW FIRM, PA, Suite 1350
      8695 College Pkwy
      Ft. Myers, FL 33919
      Tel: (239) 985-4240
      Fax: (239) 236-0940
      Email: dhhesq@gmail.com


7 CALL CENTER: Faces "Caamano" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Ana Caamano, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and others similarly
situated v. 7 Call Center Inc., Chaban Wellness LLC, Alejandro J.
Chaban and Ronald Day, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-20932-DPG
(S.D. Fla., March 14, 2016), seeks overtime compensation for all
hours worked over 40 each workweek.

Defendants 7 Call Center Inc. and Chaban Wellness LLC are engaged
in telemarketing/diet business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Brian H. Pollock, Esq.
   FAIRLAW FIRM
   8603 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 408
   Miami FL 33143
   Tel: 305-230-4884
   Fax: 305-230-4844
   Email: brian@fairlawattorney.com


ACCOUNTING FULFILLMENT SERVICES: "Berger" Suit Seeks OT Pay
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Michael Berger, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of
all those similarly situated v. Accounting Fulfillment Services,
LLC., Manhattan Professional Group, Inc., Michael Savage, Brendan
Pack, Gary Melwick and Lindsey Kush, Defendants, Case No. 8:16-cv-
00744-JSM-JSS (M.D. Fla., March 28, 2016), seeks payment of
overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 each workweek
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants operate a call center and provide services under 1-800-
Accountant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michelle Erin Nadeau, Esq.
   Ryan D. Barach, Esq.
   KWALL, SHOWERS, BARACK & CHILSON, P.A.
   133 North Fort Harrison Avenue
   Clearwater, FL 33755
   Tel: (727) 441-4947
   Fax: (727) 447-3158
   Email: rbarack@ksbclaw.com
          jackie@ksbclaw.com
          mnadeau@ksbclaw.com


ALBERTSONS LLC: "Sims" Sues over Cheese Fillers
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DERRICK SIMS, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Albertsons, LLC and Supervalu, Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-10553 (D. Mass., March 21, 2016),
seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, monetary
damages, attorneys and expert's fees and such other and further
relief resulting from breach of express and implied warranty and
unjust enrichment.

Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants made false statements about
their Essential Everyday 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese and that in
fact it contains a substantial amount of fillers and extenders.

Albertsons, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company with its
principal place of business at 250 Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, Idaho
83706. It is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the
United States. SuperValu is a Delaware corporation with a
principal place of business at 11840 Valley View Road, Eden
Prairie, Minnesota. It is one of the largest grocery wholesalers
and retailers in the United States. Both license the trademark,
Essential Everyday house brand line of 2,700 grocery products that
includes grated parmesan cheese.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      David Pastor, Esq.
      PASTOR LAW OFFICE, LLP
      63 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor
      Boston, MA 02110
      Tel: (617) 742-9700
      Fax: (617) 742-9701
      Email: dpastor@pastorlawoffice.com

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      Preston W. Leonard, Esq.
      LEONARD LAW OFFICE, LLP
      63 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor
      Boston, MA 02110
      Tel: (617) 329-1295
      Email: pleonard@theleonardlawoffice.com

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      Jason P. Sultzer, Esq.
      Joseph Lipari, Esq.
      Jean M. Sedlak, Esq.
      85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 104
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
      Tel: (845) 483-7100
      Fax: (888) 749-7747
      Email: sultzerj@thesultzerlawgroup.com


ADVOCATE HEALTHCARE: Faces "Wagner" Suit Over FICA Tax Refund
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Dr. Michael Wagner, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated v. Advocate Healthcare Network
and Subsidiaries, Advocate Heath Care Net and Advocate Lutheran
General Hospital, Defendants, Case No. 2016-CH-03831 (Ill. Cir.,
March 17, 2016), is brought on behalf of the Plaintiffs and an
Illinois class consisting of all similarly situated persons who
were psychiatry medical residents in the Advocate HealthCare
Network and Subsidiaries', Advocate Health Care Network's and
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's Residency Program at any time
from January 1, 1995 through May 31,2005.  The Complaint alleges
that the Defendants failed to provide the Plaintiffs their Federal
Insurance Contribution Act ("FICA") tax refunds and mandatory
interest.

Advocate Healthcare Network is a health care provider.  Advocate
Lutheran General Hospital is a non-profit teaching hospital and
operating as a subsidiary of Advocate Healthcare Network.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Ryan F. Stephan, Esq.
   James B. Zouras, Esq.
   STEPHAN ZOURAS, LLP
   205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2560
   Chicago, IL 60601
   Tel: 312-233-1550
   Fax: 312-233-1560


AFFYMETRIX INC: Faces "Cheah" Suit Over Thermo Fisher Merger
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Jeffrey S.L. Cheah, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Affymetrix, Inc., Jami Dover
Nachtsheim, Frank Witney, Nelson C. Chan, Gary S. Guthart,
Riccardo Pigliucci, Merilee Raines, Robert H. Trice, Thermo Fisher
Scientific Inc. and White Birch Merger Co., Case No. 3:16-cv-
01253-WHO (N.D. Cal., March 14, 2016), is brought on behalf of all
public shareholders of Affymetrix, Inc., to enjoin the proposed
transaction in which Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will acquire
each outstanding shares of Affymetrix common stock through a
flawed process and inadequate consideration.

On January 8, 2016, Affymetrix and Thermo Fisher issued a joint
press release announcing that they entered into an Agreement and
Plan of Merger to sell Affymetrix to Thermo Fisher.  Subject to
the terms of the Merger Agreement, Affymetrix stockholders will
receive $14.00 in cash for each share of Affymetrix they own.  The
Proposed Transaction is valued at approximately $1.3 billion.

According to the Complaint, the inadequacy of the Merger
Consideration is evidenced by the fact that as recently as October
28, 2015, an analyst with Mizuho Securities USA Inc. set a $15.00
per share price target for the Company, a $1.00 premium to the
Merger Consideration.

Affymetrix is engaged in micro-array technology and in genomics
analysis with corporate headquarters are located at 3420 Central
Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95051.

Thermo Fisher is engaged in biotechnology product development
company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Leigh A. Parker, Esq.
   WEISSLAW LLP
   1516 South Bundy Drive, Suite 309
   Los Angeles, CA 90025
   Tel: 310/208-2800
   Fax: 310/209-2348

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   Richard A. Acocelli, Esq.
   1500 Broadway, 16th Floor
   New York, NY 10036
   Tel: 212/682-3025
   Fax: 212/682-3010


AMERICA'S PIZZA: Faces "McCauley" Suit Over Failure to Pay Wages
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Kimberly McCauley, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. America's Pizza Company, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 2:16-cv-253 (S.D. Ohio, March 23, 2016), is brought
against the Defendant for failure to pay minimum wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio Minimum Fair
Wage Standards Act.

America's Pizza Company, LLC is a pizza restaurant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Jack D. McInnes, Esq.
   PAUL MCINNES LLP
   601 Walnut Street, Suite 300
   Kansas City, MO 64106
   Tel: (816) 984-8100
   Fax: (816) 984-8101
   Email: mcinnes@paulmcinnes.com

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   Mark Potashnick, Esq.
   WEINHAUS & POTASHNICK
   11500 Olive Blvd., Suite 133
   St. Louis, MO 63141
   Tel: (314) 997-9150
   Fax: (314) 997-9170
   Email: markp@wp-attorneys.com

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   Robert E. DeRose,Esq.
   Trent R. Taylor, Esq.
   Robi J. Baishnab, Esq.
   BARKAN MEIZLISH HANDELMAN GOODIN DEROSE WENTZ, LLP
   250 East Broad Street, 10th Floor
   Columbus, OH 43215
   Tel: (614) 221-4221
   Fax: (614) 744-2300
   Email: bderose@barkanmeizlish.com
          ttaylor@barkanmeizlish.com


AMERICAN AIRLINES: "Rubinsohn" Suit Alleges Airfare Price-Fixing
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William Rubinsohn, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v., American Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc.,
Southwest Airlines Co. and United Airlines, Inc., Case No. 3:16-
cv-01365 (N.D. Cal., March 21, 2016), seeks to recover damages and
injunctive relief under Section 1 and 3 of the Sherman Antitrust
Act of 1890 and pursuant to Sections 4 and 16 of the Clayton Act,
15 U.S.C. Sec. 15 and 26.

The antitrust class action arises out of an alleged conspiracy
among the largest U.S. airline companies, who collectively account
for over 80% of all domestic air travel, to unlawfully restrain
competition on key airline routes throughout the United States.

American Airlines, Inc. is a Delaware with principal place of
business located in Fort Worth, Texas.  American is the largest
airline in the world, operating nearly 6,700 flights per day to
339 locations in 54 countries.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business located in Atlanta, Georgia. Delta operates more
than 5,400 flights per day to 326 locations in 64 countries.

Southwest Airlines Co. is a Texas corporation with its principal
place of business located in Dallas, Texas. Southwest operates
more than 3,600 flights per day to 94 locations in the United
States and six additional countries.

United Airlines, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with principal
place of business located in Chicago, Illinois. United offers
service to more destinations than any other airline in the world,
operating more than 5,300 flights per day to 369 locations across
six continents.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joseph M. Alioto, Esq.
      Theresa D. Moore, Esq.
      Jamie Miller, Esq.
      ALIOTO LAW FIRM
      One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
      San Francisco, CA 94104
      Tel: (415) 434-8900
      Fax: (415) 434-9200
      Email: jmiller@aliotolaw.com
             tmoore@aliotolaw.com

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      Lingel H. Winters, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF LINGEL H. WINTERS
      275 Battery Street, Suite 2600
      San Francisco, CA 94111
      Tel: (415) 398-2941
      Fax: (415) 393-9887
      Email: sawmill2@aol.com


AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK: "Pender" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
------------------------------------------------------------
Ana Pender, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and others similarly
situated v. American Financial Network, Inc., Defendant, Case No.
9:16-cv-80351-DMM (S.D. Fla., March 9, 2016), is brought against
the Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of
the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Plaintiff brings this action on
behalf of herself1 and other current and former employees of AFN
similarly situated to Plaintiff as hourly, non-exempt "Loan
Processors".

Defendant AFN owned and/or operated a mortgage lending business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Keith M. Stern, Esq.
      Hazel Solis Rojas, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF KEITH M. STERN, P.A.
      8333 NW 53rd Street, Suite 450
      Doral, FL 33166
      Tel: (561) 299-3703
      Fax: (561) 288-9031
      Email: employlaw@keithstern.com
             hsolis@workingforyou.com


APPLE INC: Hearing Held in Suit Over iPhone Exclusivity Deal
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Katherine Proctor, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that attorneys continued to debate the definition of a "true
aftermarket" at the March 29 hearing of arguments in a federal
putative class action in Oakland, Calif. over Apple's five-year
iPhone exclusivity deal with AT&T.

Zack Ward and Thomas Buchar's 2012 antitrust lawsuit claims that
the agreement -- which they say the companies entered shortly
before the iPhone was introduced in 2007 -- bound iPhone
purchasers to use AT&T for five years without their knowledge,
even though they signed only two-year service contracts with the
mobile carrier.

The plaintiffs' argument hinges on the theory that the AT&T
service constitutes an economic aftermarket, with the iPhone being
the "primary product" on which the aftermarket is contingent.

Existing "aftermarket doctrine" arises from the Supreme Court's
1992 decision in Eastman Kodak Company v. Image Technical
Services, in which the high court held that competition in a
primary market does not necessarily preclude antitrust liability
in derivative aftermarkets.

At March 28 hearing on Apple's motion for summary judgment before
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Apple attorney Dan
Wall argued that this case does not involve an aftermarket because
the two transactions at issue "are not only simultaneous but
intertwined."

"The price of one is dependent on the execution of the other,"
Wall said. "The only way to buy this phone is an interconnected
transaction."

Wall added that "we're talking about taking the 'after' out of the
aftermarket here," and that "there's no way" that consumers would
not have understood what they were signing up for.

Mark Rifkin, who argued for the plaintiffs, contended that there
is no evidence that his clients understood that they were binding
themselves to AT&T for more than two years or that they were
giving up their right to terminate their contracts.

But Judge Rogers pointed out that Rifkin's aftermarket theory is
mostly propped on academic papers, which she said she did not
contain enough of a factual basis for a legal argument.

Rifkin argued that the case involves an aftermarket because the
two transactions took place not simultaneously but at different
times. Even if the time difference is "only a matter of minutes,"
the amount of time between the transactions is "irrelevant," he
said.

"We disagree with Apple that an aftermarket means that the
aftermarket has to arise some time substantially later in time
than the primary product is purchased," he said.

"No case says that there is a minimum difference in time that has
to be observed."

Wall seemed appalled by Rifkin's theory.

"I cannot believe that someone would actually say that timing has
nothing to do with the aftermarket doctrine," Wall said. "It is
entirely about the temporal separation between two transactions."

Since time separates two distinct competitions, the aftermarket
arising later "involves a new and distinct realm of competition,"
Wall said.

"If that is ignored, the doctrine has lost its foundation," he
said.

Rogers said that in order to properly analyze the case "one has to
look at the context of the purchase."

"And looking at the context of this purchase doesn't actually help
your case, because in addition to the fact that there is this
temporal component, you can't have one [purchase] without the
other," she told Rifkin.

Wall chimed in that the plaintiffs cannot call AT&T a monopolist
if it is only the plaintiffs -- whose proposed class has not been
certified -- "don't get" the contract.

"AT&T is only a monopolist if millions of consumers don't get it
so they can exploit a market, not two guys," he said.

Rogers did not indicate how or when she expects to rule.


APPLE INC: Calif. Judge Dismisses Suit Over iOS Updates
-------------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reported that a federal judge in San Jose
dismissed with prejudice a putative class action that claims Apple
iPhones became inoperable after software updates.

Plaintiffs David Yastrab, John Keller, Daniel Arrellano, Penelope
Shaw, Evelyn Cortez, Stanley Williams and Michael Robins contend
that their purchase of the later-released iPhone 4s constituted a
leap into functional obsolescence. They allege in this putative
class action that the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities of their
iPhones were "grayed out," or rendered inoperable, after a
software update, and contend that Apple falsely represented in
statements they viewed prior to purchase that iPhones have these
capabilities.

Apple moves to dismiss all of the amended claims as implausible
and lacking particularity.

The court concurs that Plaintiffs' claims are deficiently pled.
Accordingly, Apple's motion to dismiss will be granted and the
claims will be dismissed, this time without leave to amend.

The case captioned, DAVID YASTRAB, et al., individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, V. APPLE
INC., Defendant, Case No. 5:14-cv-01974-EJD (N.D. Cal.)


ARMORED INVESTMENT: Faces "Zellerino" Suit in California
--------------------------------------------------------
Janice Zellerino, on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Andrew Roosen, Salem Shubash, Armored Investment
Group, Inc., Datamyx, LLC and Equifax Information Services, LLC.,
Defendants, Case No. 8:16-cv-00485 (C.D. Cal., March 15, 2016),
alleges violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Armored Investment Group is a lending company.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


ARS NATIONAL: Faces "Freilich" Suit Over Consumer Credit
--------------------------------------------------------
Rachel Freilich, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated consumers, Plaintiff v. ARS National Services, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-01319 (E.D. N.Y., March 16, 2016),
alleges violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

ARS National Services, Inc. is engaged in accounts receivable
management.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Maxim Maximov, Esq.
   MAXIM MAXIMOV, LLP
   1701 Avenue P
   Brooklyn, NY 11229
   Tel: (718) 395-3459
   Fax: (718) 408-9570
   Email: m@maximovlaw.com


ASHBURN CORP: Faces "Cannon" Suit Over False Discounts
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Kyle Cannon, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Ashburn Corporation, Wines 'TIL Sold
Out (WTSO.COM) and Jonathan H. Newman, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-
cv-01452-RMB-AMD (D. N.J., March 15, 2016), seeks damages for
Defendants' false and deceptive advertisement in violation of the
New Jersey Consumer Fraud.

The Plaintiff alleged that during the Class Period, Defendants
have and continue to advertise false original prices and false
discounts for wines sold on the WTSO.com website in order to
induce consumers to purchase certain wines.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   James E. Cecchi, Esq.
   Lindsey H. Taylor, Esq.
   CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO, P.C.
   5 Becker Farm Road
   Roseland, NJ 07068
   Tel: (973) 994-1700

         - and -

   Oren S. Giskan, Esq.
   GISKAN SOLOTAROFF ANDERSON LLP
   11 Broadway - Suite 2150
   New York, NY 10004
   Tel: (212) 847-8315

         - and -

   Thomas S. Rosenthal, Esq.
   LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS S. ROSENTHAL
   11 Broadway - Suite 2150
   New York, NY 10004
   Tel: (212) 582-6651

         - and -

   Edward Hernstadt, Esq.
   HERNSTADT ATLAS PLLC
   11 Broadway - Suite 2150
   New York, NY 10004
   Tel: (212) 809-2501


AVEDA TRANSPORATION: Faces "Waltz" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
--------------------------------------------------------------
Randy Waltz, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and similarly
situated employees v. Aveda Transportation and Energy Services
Inc. and Rodan Transport USA LTD, Defendants, Case No. 4:16-cv-
00469-YK (M.D. Pa., March 17, 2016), seeks overtime compensation
for all hours worked over 40 each workweek pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act and Pennsylania Minimum Wage Act.

The Defendants are oilfield hauling and rentals companies.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Mark J. Gottesfeld, Esq.
   R. Andrew Santillo, Esq.
   WINEBRAKE & SANTILLO, LLC
   715 Twining Road, Suite 211
   Dresher, PA 19025
   Tel: 215-884-2491
   Fax: 215-884-2492
   E-mail: mgottesfeld@winebrakelaw.com
           pwinebrake@winebrakelaw.com


AVIS BUDGET: "Cunha" Suit Removed to D. Massachusetts
-----------------------------------------------------
Fernando Cunha, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and others
similarly situated v. Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC, Defendant,
has been removed from Suffolk County Superior Court (Case No.
15-03674, February 24, 2016), to the United States District Court
for the District of Massachusetts (Case No. 1:16-cv-10545-FDS,
March 18, 2016).

The Complaint asserts that the Defendant failed to pay overtime to
the Plaintiff.

The Defendant is represented by:

   Stephen T. Melnick, Esq.
   Sarah E.Green, Esq.
   LITTLER MENDELSON, P.C.
   One International Place, Suite 2700
   Boston, MA 02110
   Tel: (617) 378-6000
   Fax: (617) 737-0052
   Email: smelnick@littler.com
          sgreen@littler.com


BANCORPSOUTH INC: Pension Fund Seeks to Subpoena Prosperity
-----------------------------------------------------------
In the case, WILLIAM E. BURGES and ROSE M. BURGES, Individually
and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs, vs.
BANCORPSOUTH, INC., et al., Defendants,  Case 4:16-cv-00659 (S.D.
Tex., March 11, 2016), the City of Palm Beach Gardens
Firefighters' Pension Fund asks the Court to issue an order
compelling respondent Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. to comply with
the Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to
Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action, which subpoena
was issued out of the United States District Court for the Middle
District of Tennessee by the Pension Fund in the litigation
captioned Burges v. BancorpSouth, Inc., et al., No. 3:14-cv-01564
(M.D. Tenn.).

The Pension Fund is the Lead Plaintiff in a putative federal
securities class action, brought on behalf of all persons who
purchased or otherwise acquired BancorpSouth common stock between
February 12, 2014 and July 21, 2014, against BancorpSouth, Inc.,
Chief Executive Officer James D. Rollins III, Chief Operating
Officer and President James V. Kelley and Chief Financial Officer,
Treasurer, and Senior Executive Vice President William L. Prater
for violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.  The Securities class action is currently
pending in the United States District Court for the Middle
District of Tennessee.

Rollins served as President and Chief Operating Officer of
Prosperity until November 2012, when he became Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of BancorpSouth.

Rollins and BancorpSouth are currently defendants in the
Underlying Action, which alleges that Defendants made materially
false and misleading statements and omissions: (i) regarding
BancorpSouth's compliance with critical anti-money-laundering and
Bank Secrecy Act regulations: (ii) regarding compliance with
applicable fair lending requirements; and (iii) that Defendants
knew of no reason why regulators might impede or delay two pending
acquisitions BancorpSouth announced in early 2014.

On December 10, 2015, the Pension Fund served the Subpoena on
Respondent.   The Subpoena is narrowly targeted to obtain
documents relating to Rollins' experience with the BSA/AML laws or
BSA/AML compliance while he was President and COO of Prosperity.
These documents are squarely relevant to the Underlying Action.  A
key issue in the Underlying Action is Defendants' awareness of
BSA/AML requirements and awareness of the importance regulators
were placing on compliance with those requirements.  As detailed
in the Complaint, during 2011 and 2012, when Rollins was President
and COO of Prosperity, numerous external warnings and
pronouncements were issued that should have put every executive in
the banking industry on notice of these issues.  The Pension Fund
seeks documents from that period regarding Rollins' awareness of
the issues and requirements that were being articulated at the
time.  This information is highly relevant to the Underlying
Action.

Respondent's objections are based on relevance, burden, and
privilege.  None is valid, the Pension Fund contends.  The
documents are squarely relevant.  Prosperity has provided no
information showing that the requests are unduly burdensome; nor
are they, given that they only request documents from a single
custodian about a single issue for which search terms can readily
be used.  And even if some documents might be privileged, that
does not justify Respondent's blanket refusal to produce any
documents in response to the Subpoena.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is engaged in banking business.

The Pension Fund is represented by:

      Christopher M.  Wood, Esq.
      ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
      414 Union Street, Suite 900
      Nashville, TN 37219
      Tel: 615/244-2209
      Fax: 615/252-3798
      Email: cwood@rgrdlaw.com


BAY BAYS CHICKEN: Faces "Crawford" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
--------------------------------------------------------------
Jakiel Crawford, Plaintiff, all others similarly situated v. Bay
Bays Chicken & Waffles LLC and Israel G. Johnson, Defendants, Case
No. 9:16-cv-80478-DMM (S.D. Fla., March 28, 2016), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Bay Bays Chicken & Waffles LLC is engaged in the restaurant
business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   David Markel, Esq.
   THE MARKEL LAW FIRM
   777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 500
   Miami, FL 33131
   Tel: (305) 458-1282
   Fax: (800) 407-1718
   Email: David.Markel@markel-law.com


BEACON CARE: "Polony" Suit Seeks Minimum Wages and OT Pay
---------------------------------------------------------
Fitz Poloy, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all persons
similarly situated v. Beacon Care, Inc. and David Wert,
Defendants, Case No. 16-0786F (Mass. Super, March 9, 2016), seeks
payment of minimum wage and overtime compensation for all hours
worked over 40 each workweek.

Defendant Beacon provides in-home care, including 24-hour (around
the clock) care to senior citizens and individuals with chronic
medical conditions or illness.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Howard M. Brown, Esq.
      BOSTON EMPLOYMENT LAW PC
      1170 Beacon Street, Suite 200
      Brookline, MA 02446
      Tel: (617) 566-8090
      Fax: (617) 566-8091
      Email: hmb@bostonemplpoymentlaw.com


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES: "Fisher" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
--------------------------------------------------------------
Roamelya Fisher, Plaintiff, on behalf of all other persons
similarly situated v. Behavioral Health Services, Inc., et al.,
Defendants, Case No. BC613297 (Cal. Super, March 9, 2016), alleges
that the Defendants failed to pay overtime, minimum wage, meal
period premiums, rest period premiums, and wage that was not
timely paid upon termination in which the Plaintiff and class
members are entitled.

BHS is a not-for-profit community-based healthcare organization
providing substance abuse, mental health, drug-free transitional
living, older adult services, HIV/AIDS education and prevention
and other related health services to the residents of Southern
California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Sang J Park, Esq.
      Abraham Mathew, Esq.
      Jacob George, Esq.
      MATHEW & GEORGE
      500 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1490
      Los Angeles, CA 90071
      Tel: (310) 478-4349
      Fax: (310) 478-9580
      Email: sang@mathewandgeorge.com
             abraham@mathewandgeorge.com
             jacob@mathewandgeorge.com

          - and -

      Christian J. Petronelli, Esq.
      Dean S. Ho, Esq.
      PETRONELLI & HO, LLP
      295 Redondo Avenue, Suite 201
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Tel: 888-855-3670
      Fax: 888-449-9675


BENCO DENTAL: "Eastlake" Sues over Dental Supply Price Fixing
-------------------------------------------------------------
Scott T. Ozaki DDS Inc. d/b/a Eastlake Periodontics & Implants,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff, v. Patterson Companies, Henry Schein, Inc., and Benco
Dental Supply Company, Defendants, Case 2:16-cv-01377 (E.D. N.Y.,
March 21, 2016), seeks damages, injunctive relief and reasonable
attorneys' fees and costs in violation of Section 1 and 3 of the
Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C.

Defendants are the three dominant dental product distributors in
the United States. Plaintiff alleges that they are illegally
engaging in a conspiracy to boycott competitor dental product
distributors and other entities to maintain and extend their
market dominance.

Plaintiff is a periodontal practice located in Chula Vista,
California. It purchased dental supplies from one or more
Defendants at inflated prices.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Thomas G. Amon, Esq.
      Peter B. Patterson, Jr., Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS G. AMON
      156 West 56th Street, Suite 1102
      New York, NY 10019
      Tel: (212) 810-2430
      Fax: (212) 810-2427
      E-mail: tamon@amonlaw.com
              ppatterson@amonlaw.com

              - and -

      Brian J. Robbins, Esq.
      George C. Aguilar, Esq.
      Leonid Kandinov, Esq.
      ROBBINS ARROYO LLP
      600 B. Street, Suite 1900
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Tel: (619) 525-3990
      Fax: (619) 525-3991
      E-mail: brobbins@robbinsarroyo.com
              gaguilar@robbinsarroyo.com
              lkandinov@robbinsarroyo.com

              - and -

      Patrick J. Coughlin, Esq.
      David W. Mitchell, Esq.
      Alexandra S. Bernay, Esq.
      Carmen A. Medici, Esq.
      ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
      655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
      San Diego, CA 92101-8498
      Tel: (619) 231-1058
      Fax: (619) 231-7423
      E-mail: patc@rgrdlaw.com
              davidm@rgrdlaw.com
              xanb@rgrdlaw.com
              cmedici@rgrdlaw.com

              - and -

      Samuel H. Rudman, Esq.
      ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
      58 South Service Road, Suite 200
      Melville, NY 11747
      Tel: (631) 367-7100
      Fax: (631) 367-1173
      E-mail: srudman@rgrdlaw.com


BJW LLC: Faces "Liu" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
------------------------------------------------------
Dong Chang Liu, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all other
similarly situated v. BJW LLC. d/b/a Sushi Express, et al.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00430-YK (M.D. Pa., March 9, 2016),
is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime
wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and
Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

Defendants own and operate a Japanese restaurant under the name
Sushi Express at 3644 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill, PA
17011.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jian Hang, Esq.
      HANG & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
      136-18 39th Avenue Suite 1003
      Flushing, NY 11354
      Tel: 718-353-8588
      Fax: 718-353-6288
      Email: jhang@hanglaw.com


BLOUNT INTERNATIONAL: "Azar" Sues Over Proposed Buyout
------------------------------------------------------
Elia Azar and Dean Alfrange, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves
and all others similarly situated v. Blount International, Inc.,
Joshua L. Collins, David A. Willmontt, Robert E. Beasley, Jr.,
Ronald Cami, Andrew C. Clarke, Nelda J. Connors, E. Daniel James,
Harold E. Layman, Max L. Lukens, Daniel J. Obringer, American
Securities, LLC, P2 Capital Partners LLC, ASP Blade Intermediate
Holdings, Inc. and ASP Blase Merger Sub, Inc., Defendants, Case
No. 16-483 (D. Ore., March 21, 2016), is brought on behalf of all
public stockholders of Blount International, Inc., to enjoin a
merger transaction in which private equity firm American
Securities LLC and P2 Capital Partners will acquire the Company's
stock at an unfair price at "a cyclical low point in the Company's
stock trading price".

Blount is manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts,
equipment and accessories for consumer and professionals in the
forestry, lawn and garden, farm, ranch, agriculture and
construction industries.

Defendant American Securities is a United State private equity
firm that invests in market-leading North American companies with
annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion
and/or $50 million to $200 million of EBITDA.

Defendant P2 is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor and current
shareholder of Blount.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Robert J. McGaughey, Esq.
   Aurelia Erickson, Esq.
   MCGAUGHEY ERICKSON
   1500 SW 1st Ave., Ste. 800
   Portland, OR 97201
   Tel: (503) 223-7555
   Email: bob@law7555.com
          aurelia@law7555.com

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   W. Scott Holleman, Esq.
   JOHNSON & WEAVER, LLP
   99 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
   New York, NY 10016
   Tel: (212) 802-1486
   Email: Scott@johnsonandweaver.com

    - and -

   Shannon L. Hopkins, Esq.
   LEVI & KORSINSKY LLP
   30 Broad Street, 24th Floor
   New York, NY 10004
   Tel: (212) 363-7500
   Email: shopkins@zlk.com


BOEING COMPANY: Employees Sue Investment Plan
---------------------------------------------
Charles Presser, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. The Employee Benefits Investment
Committee, et al., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-02983 (N.D. Ill.,
March 9, 2016), seeks damages due to Defendants' alleged breach of
fiduciary duties pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act.

The Plaintiff alleged that Defendants knew that the Boeing
Company's stock price had become artificially inflated in value,
yet they failed to stop purchases under the Voluntary Investment
Plan of Boeing Stock at inflated prices or enable the issuance of
corrective disclosures consistent with securities law, either of
which action they could not reasonably have viewed as likely to
cause more harm than good to the Plan or Plan participants.

Throughout the Class Period, Boeing published materially false ad
misleading statements financial result.

Boeing and its subsidiaries, design, develops, manufactures,
sells, services and supports commercial jetliners, military
aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and
launch systems and services worldwide.

Boeing is not named as defendant in the Complaint.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Scott F. Hessell, Esq.
      Paul E. Slater, Esq.
      SPERLING & SLATER, P.C.
      55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3200
      Chicago, IL 60603
      Tel: (312) 641-3200
      Fax: (312) 641-6492
      Email: pers@sperling-law.com
             shessell@sperling.com

             - and -

      Jacob H. Zamansky, Esq.
      Edward H. Glenn, Jr., Esq.
      Samuel E. Bonderoff, Esq.
      ZAMANSKY LLC
      50 Broadway, 32nd Floor
      New York, NY 10004
      Tel: (212) 742-1414
      Fax: (212) 742-1177
      Email: samuel@zamansky.com


BONSAI 2013: Faces "Wang" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
-----------------------------------------------------
Yong Xin Wang, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf all other
employees similarly situated v. Bonsai 2013 Inc. d/b/a Bonsai
Japanese Restaurant, et al., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-01236
(E.D. N.Y., March 11, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendant Bonsai 2013 Inc. d/b/a Bonsai Japanese Restaurant owns
and operates a restaurant in New York City located at 92 Main St.
Port Washington, New York 11050.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jian Hang, Esq.
      HANG & ASSOCIATES, PLLC.
      136-18 39th Ave., Suite 1003
      Flushing, New York 11354
      Tel: 718-353-8588
      Email: jhang@hanglaw.com


BUMBLE BEE: John Gross Alleges Price-Fixing of Seafood Products
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John Gross & Company, Plaintiff, on behalf of itself and all
others similarly situated v. Bumble Bee Foods LLC, Tri-Union
Seafoods LLC, Starkist Company and Tri Marine International, Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 16CV0635JLS MDD (S.D. Cal., March 14, 2016),
alleges that the Defendants engage in conspiracy in fixing,
raising, maintaining, and stabilizing prices of packaged seafood
products in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Bumble Bee, Tri-Union Seafoods LLC and Starkist Company are
engaged in production and selling of packaged seafood products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Allan Steyer, Esq.
   D. Scott Macrae, Esq.
   Jill M. Manning, Esq.
   STEYER LOWENTHAL BOODROOKAS ALVAREZ & SMITH LLP
   One California Street, Suite 300
   San Francisco, CA 94111
   Tel: (415) 421-3400
   Fax: (415) 421-2234
   Email: asteyer@steyerlaw.com
          smacrae@steyerlaw.com
          jmanning@steyerlaw.com


CALIFORNIA: Faces "DiSimone" Class Suit Over Tampon Taxes
---------------------------------------------------------
Jillian Singh, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
a California woman says in a class action that the Golden State
charges sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins because it
considers them luxury items rather than medical necessities.

Nicolle DiSimone filed her class action in Santa Clara County
Superior Court on March 23, naming the state of California and its
executive director of the Board of Equalization Cynthia Bridges as
defendants. DiSimone says the sales tax on tampons and pads
violates her 14th Amendment rights to equal protection and due
process.

In her 16-page complaint, DiSimone says California's 4.75 percent
sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins "is a proxy tax on women
for being women. Conversely, men enjoy the benefit of not paying
sales tax on products like facial cleansers, lotions and creams
that are not as necessary for men as tampons and sanitary napkins
are for women."

DiSimone claims this government action is part of the "pink tax"
complex, which financial experts describe as the premium women are
charged for products and services including clothing, personal-
care products, dry cleaning and vehicle maintenance.

"Only men -- a class of persons who never experienced menstruation
-- would consider feminine hygiene products a luxury and not a
medical necessity," DiSimone says in her complaint. "Recently,
President [Barack] Obama surmised, 'I suspect [the tampon tax
exists] because men were making the laws when those taxes were
passed.'"

DiSimone also notes in her class action that the California Board
of State and Community Corrections recently adopted a policy
giving female inmates as many sanitary napkins and tampons as they
need.

"If the Board of Equalization's classification of feminine hygiene
products as luxuries were true, the Board of State and Community
Corrections is incentivizing female inmates to remain incarcerated
with all-you-can-use tampon and sanitary napkin privileges,"
DiSimone says in her complaint.

She says that the state's tax board collects $11.4 million in
taxes annually on tampon and pad sales. Meanwhile, Congress found
in 2001 that 73 million women used tampons and - assuming this
figure remains unchanged and California still represents 12
percent of the national population - 8.8 million women make up
DiSimone's proposed class, the complaint says.

In addition to class certification, DiSimone seeks a court
declaration that the tampon tax is unconstitutional and a ban on
California's enforcement of it. She also asks the court to order
the state to refund all taxes it's collected on feminine hygiene
products since 2013.

DiSimone is represented by Devon Lyon of Signal Hill, California,
and Kevin Mahoney in Long Beach, California. The attorneys did not
respond to phone calls and emails requesting on March 28.

The Board of Equalization did not respond to phone calls
requesting comment on March 28.


CAREFUL SHIRTS: Faces "Espinosa" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Apolonio Espinosa, Minerva Olmedo and Carlos Espinosa, Plaintiffs,
individually and on behalf of others similarly situated v. Careful
Shirts Inc. (d/b/a Careful Shirts Laundary), C & K Laundry Systems
Inc. (d/b/a Careful Shirts Laundry), Yong W. Kang and Won J. Kang,
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-01429-SDW-LDW (D. N.J., March 14,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants are engaged in a dry cleaning/laundry business located
at 69 Oak Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601 under the name of
Careful Shirt Laundry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Bennet D. Zurofsky, Esq.
   BENNET D. ZUROFSKY, ATTORNEY AT LAW
   17 Academy Street - Suite 1010
   Newark, NJ 07102
   Tel: 973-642-0885
   Fax: 973-642-0946
   Email: bzurofsky@zurofskylaw.com

        - and -

   Michael A. Faillace, Esq.
   MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
   60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2020
   New York, NY 10165
   Tel: 212-317-1200
   Fax: 212-317-1620
   Email: michael@faillacelaw.com


CBL & ASSOCIATES: Faces "Adrian" Suit Over RICO Act Violation
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Salon Adrian, Inc., on behalf of itself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. CBL & Associates, Inc., Defendant, Case No.
2:16-CV-00206-SPC-MRM (M.D. Fla., March 16, 2016), alleges
violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
Act.

CBL & Associates, Inc. serves as developers and managers of retail
shopping properties in the US.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Benjamin H. Yormak
   Yormak Disability Law Group
   Suite 206
   9990 Coconut Rd
   Bonita Springs, FL 34135
   Tel: (239) 985-9691
   Fax: (239) 288-2534
   Email: byormak@yormaklaw.com

         - and -

   Brett E. Von Borke
   Grossman Roth, PA
   2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 625
   Coral Gables, FL 33134
   Tel: (305) 442-8666
   Fax: (305) 285-1668
   Email: bvb@grossmanroth.com

         - and -

   David Marc Buckner
   Grossman Roth, PA
   2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 625
   Coral Gables, FL 33134
   Tel: (305) 442-8666
   Fax: (305) 285-1668
   Email: dbu@grossmanroth.com

         - and -

   Seth Eric Miles
   Grossman Roth, PA
   2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 625
   Coral Gables, FL 33134
   Tel: (305) 442-8666
   Fax: (305) 285-1668
   Email: sem@grossmanroth.com

         - and -

   Steve W. Berman
   Hagens, Berman, Sobol & Shapiro, LLP
   Suite 3300
   1918 Eighth Ave
   Seattle, WA 98101
   Tel: (206) 623-7292
   Fax: (206) 623-0594
   Email: steve@hbsslaw.com

         - and -

   Thomas E. Loeser
   Hagens, Berman, Sobol & Shapiro, LLP
   Suite 3300
   1918 Eighth Ave
   Seattle, WA 98101
   Tel: (206) 623-7292
   Fax: (206) 623-0594
   Email: toml@hbsslaw.com


CENTURION AIR CARGO: Faces "Molieri" Suit for Unpaid Wages
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Jose Molieri, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. Centurion Air Cargo, Inc., Sky Lease I, Inc., Sky
Lease II, Inc., Alfonso C. Rey and Marcos Montesano, Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-21099-KMW (S.D. Fla., March 28, 2016), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay minimum wage pursuant to
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants, Sky Lease I and Sky Lease II, are privately owned
companies offering customized air transport.

Defendant Centurion Air Cargo, Inc. is involved in the air
transportation industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Robert S. Norell, Esq.
   ROBERT S. NORELL, P.A.
   300 N.W. 70th Avenue, Suite 305
   Plantation, FL 33317
   Tel: (954) 617-6017
   Fax: (954) 617-6018
   Email: rob@floridawagelaw.com


CMG DEVELOPMENT: "Urbina" Suit Seeks Wage & Overtime Pay
--------------------------------------------------------
Cesar Urbina and Jairo Gomez, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves
and all others similarly situated v. CMG Development, LLC and
Carlos Gonzalez, Defendants, Case No. 1:16cv20853 (S.D. Fla.,
March 9, 2016), seeks payment of minimum wage and overtime
compensation for all hours worked over 40 each workweek in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

CMG is a licensed general concrete shell contractor for various
residential and commercial construction projects, employing
laborers in various disciplines.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Roderick V. Hannah, Esq.
      RODERICK V. HANNAH, ESQ., P.A.
      8751 W. Broward Blvd., Suite 303
      Plantation, FL 333324
      Tel: 954/362-3800
      Fax: 954/362-3779
      Email: rhannah@rhannahlaw.com

           - and -

      Pelayo M. Duran, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF PELAYO DURAN, P.A.
      4640 N.W. 7th Street
      Miami, FL 33126-2309
      Tel: 305/266-9780
      Fax: 305/269-8311
      Email: pduran@pelayoduran.com


COMCAST CABLE: Faces "Williams" Suit Asserting Discrimination
-------------------------------------------------------------
Brittany Williams, Plaintiffs, v. Comcast Cable Communications,
LLC and Does 1-5, 6-10, Defendants, Case No. L-1048 (N.J., March
21, 2016), seeks economic compensatory damages, non-economic
compensatory damages, liquidated damages, interest, cost of suit,
attorneys' fees, enhanced attorneys' fees, equitable back and
front pay, equitable reinstatement and any other relief pursuant
to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Federal
Family and Medical Leave Act.

Plaintiff was diagnosed with asthma and missed several weeks of
work. Her leaves were denied and she was eventually terminated
because of her absences.

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC holds office at 401 South White
Horse Road, Voorhees, New Jersey. It is one the largest cable TV
and internet providers in the US.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Kevin M. Costello, Esq.
      COSTELLO & MAINS, LLC
      18000 Horizon Way, Suite 800
      Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
      Tel: (856) 727-9700


CONNECTIONS EDUCATION: "Roach" Suit Seeks Wages & Overtime Pay
--------------------------------------------------------------
Wayne Roach, Plaintiff v. Connections Education, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 1:16-cv-00697-WMN (D. Md., March 9, 2016), seeks payment
of minimum wage, and overtime compensation for all hours worked
over 40 each workweek.

Defendant is a large national educational cooperative
organization, which has its principal corporate office in
Baltimore, Maryland.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      George E. Swegman, Esq.
      Benjamin L. Davis, Esq.
      THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER T. NICHOLL
      36 South Charles Street, Suite 1700
      Baltimore, MD 21201
      Tel: (410) 244-7005
      Fax: (410) 244-8454
      Email: gswegman@nicholllaw.com
             bdavis@nicholllaw.com


COOK MEDICAL INC: Faces "Hayes" Suit Over Defective IVC Filter
--------------------------------------------------------------
Deandre Hayes and Shaynna Hayes, and others similarly situated,
the Plaintiffs, v. Cook Medical Incorporated a/k/a Cook Medical,
Inc, Cook Incorporated, Cookgroup, Inc., and William Cook Europe
APS, the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00197-BAJ-RLB (M.D. La.,
March 25, 2016), (a) demands judgment against the Defendants, (b)
seeks general and special damages for pain, suffering, mental
anguish, permanent impairment, emotional distress, loss of
consortium, loss of companionship, and loss of society, in
whatever amount they may be entitled, (c) punitive damages if
deemed applicable, (d) the costs of the action, and (e) any
further relief the court deems appropriate.

The Plaintiffs allegedly suffered damages relating to Defendants'
development, testing, assembling, manufacturing, packaging,
labeling, preparing, distribution, marketing, supplying, and/or
selling the defective product sold under the name "inferior vena
cava filter" (IVC filter).

Cook develops, manufactures, sells and distributes medical devices
for use in various medical applications including endovascular
cardiology, and surgical products throughout the United States and
around the world. Cook's products include the Cook Celect Inferior
Cava Filter and the Cook Celect Vena Cava Filter, which are used
for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism via placement
in the vena cava.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Jeremy J. Pichon, Esq.
          Caleb H. Didriksen, Esq.
          Erin Bruce Saucier, Esq.
          Carl A. Woods, III, Esq.
          DIDRIKSEN, SAUCIER,
          WOODS & PICHON, APLC
          3114 Canal Street
          New Orleans, LA 70119
          Telephone (504) 586 1600
          E-mail: jeremy@dswplaw.com
                  caleb@didriksenlaw.com
                  erin@didriksenlaw.com
                  trey@didriksenlaw.com


CREDIT BUREAU NAPA: Faces "Weissmandl" Suit Over Debt Collection
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Anchel Weissmandl, on behalf of herself and all other similarly
situated consumers, Plaintiff v. Credit Bureau of Napa County,
Inc. doing business as Chase Receivables, Defendant, Case No.
1:16-cv-01321 (E.D. N.Y., March 16, 2016), alleges violation of
the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Maxim Maximov, Esq.
   MAXIM MAXIMOV, LLP
   1701 Avenue P
   Brooklyn, NY 11229
   Tel: (718) 395-3459
   Fax: (718) 408-9570
   Email: m@maximovlaw.com


CVS PHARMACY: "Ansoralli" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
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Mominna Ansoralli and Sheree Steele, Plaintiffs, on behalf of
themselves and all other similarly situated employees v. CVS
Pharmacy, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-01506 (E.D. N.Y.,
March 28, 2016), is brought against the Defendant for failure to
pay minimum and overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

Defendant CVS Pharmacy Inc. is engaged in retail pharmacy.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   David E. Gottlieb, Esq.
   Michael J. Willemin, Esq.
   Kenneth D. Sommer, Esq.
   WIGDOR LLP
   85 Fifth Avenue
   New York, NY 10003
   Tel: (212) 257-6800
   Fax: (212) 257-6845
   Email: dgottlieb@wigdorlaw.com
          mwillemin@wigdorlaw.com
          ksommer@wigdorlaw.com


DADE COUNTY SECURITY: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Tomas Garcia, Plaintiff, other similarly-situated individuals v.
Dade County Security Inc. and Jose R. Izquierdo, Defendants, Case
No. 1:16-cv-21092-FAM (S.D. Fla., March 28, 2016), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Established in 2009 and incorporated in Florida, Defendant Dade
County Security Inc. offers security protective devices.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Zandro E. Palma, Esq.
   ZANDRO E. PALMA,P.A.
   9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1500
   Miami, FL 33156
   Tel: (305) 446-1500
   Fax: (305) 446-1502
   Email: zep@thepalmalawgroup.com


DELTA TRUCKING: "Reyes" FLSA Suit Removed to S.D. Fla.
------------------------------------------------------
Jose Reyes and Victor Lopez, and others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Delta Trucking, Inc., Caribbean Transportation,
Inc., Jorge Medina, Veronica Medina and Eduardo Pichardo,
Defendants, was removed from the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for
Miami County, Florida (Case No. 16-002818-CA-01) to the U.S.
District Court, Southern District of Florida (Miami) on March 15,
2016, and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-20937-KMM.  Chief Judge K.
Michael Moore presides over the case.

The Plaintiff alleges violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Edilberto O. Marban, Esq.
   1600 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 902
   Coral Gables, FL 33134
   Tel: (305) 448-9292
   Fax: (305) 448-9477
   Email: marbanlaw@gmail.com

The Defendant is represented by:

   Jeffrey Ira Jacobs, Esq.
   MALCA & JACOBS
   Sunset Station Plaza
   5975 Sunset Drive, Suite 801
   South Miami, FL 33143
   Tel: (305) 662-5500
   Fax: 666-7512
   Email: jjacobs@malcaandjacobs.com


DEUTSCHE BANK: "Dzoung" Suit File for Notice of Lis Pendens
-----------------------------------------------------------
Phuong Bich Dzoung, individual, on behalf of themselves and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, Kathlyn Chiu and Thuan Bui, as trustee for The
Certificate Holders of ISAC 2006-3, Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2006-3, Defendants, Case No. 8:16-cv-00536-
JLS-KS (C.D. Cal. Southern Division, Sta. Ana, March 22, 2016),
files for notice of lis pendens for a foreclosed property, and
claim any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien or
interest in the property described in the complaint adverse to
Plaintiffs' title, or any cloud on Plaintiffs' title thereto.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (California) was formerly
known as Bankers Trust Company of California, National Association
and changed its name in 2002. The company was founded in 1986 and
is based in Los Angeles, California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jonathan Donald Matthews, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF JONATHAN MATTHEWS
      13885 Doolittle Drive Suite 105
      San Leandro, CA 94577
      Tel: (415) 283-6320
      Email: arbitrator@yahoo.com


DIAMOND TOUCH: Faces "Santana" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
----------------------------------------------------------
Frank Santana, Plaintiff, other similarly situated individuals v.
Diamond Touch, Inc., et al., Defendants, Filing No. 38826504 (Fla.
Cir., March 9, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendant Diamond Touch, Inc., does business as Granbury
Solutions.  Defendant Novanovapos Inc., does business as Nova
Point of Sale.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, Esq.
      REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
      44 West Flagler St., Suite 2200
      Miami, FL 33130
      Tel: 305-416-5000
      Fax: 305-416-5005
      Email: agp@rgpattorneys.com
             apetisco@rgpattorneys.com
             rregueiro@rgpattorneys.com
             pn@rgpattorneys.com


DRUGSTORE.COM INC: Faces "Hanberg" Suit Over Automatic Renewal
--------------------------------------------------------------
Krsityne Hanberg, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and all others
similarly situated v. Drugstore.Com, Inc. and Does 1-10,
Defendants, Case No. 8:16-cv-00523 (C.D. Cal., March 18, 2016),
seeks damages for violation of Automatic Renewal Law.

During the Class Period, Defendant made automatic renewal or
continuous service offers to consumers in and throughout
California, without prior consent from the Plaintiff's and Class
Members' and failed to present the automatic renewal offer terms
or continuous service offer terms.

Plaintiff brings this class action on behalf of herself and a
class of others similarly situated consisting of all persons in
California who, within the applicable statute of limitations
period, purchased subscriptions for any products (such as vitamin
supplements and other drugstore products) from Drugstore.com, Inc.
The claims for damages, restitution, injunctive and/or other
equitable relief, and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs arise
under California Business and Professions Code Sections 17602,
17603, and 17604) and 17200, et seq., and California Code of Civil
Procedure Sec. 1021.5.  Plaintiff and Class Members are consumers
for purposes of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code Sections 17600-17606.

Drugstore.com, Inc. is engaged in online drugstore business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Scott J. Ferrell, Esq.
   Richard H. Hikida, Esq.
   David W. Reid, Esq.
   Victoria C. Knowles, Esq.
   NEWPORT TRIAL GROUP
   A Professional Corporation
   4100 Newport Place, Ste. 800
   Newport Beach, CA 92660
   Tel: (949) 706-6464
   Fax: (949) 706-6469
   Email: sferrell@trialnewport.com
          rhikida@trialnewport.com
          dreid@trialnewport.com
          vknowles@trialnewport.com

        - and -

   Gillian L. Wade, Esq.
   MILSTEIN, ADELMAN, JACKSON, FAIRCHILD & WADE, LLP
   10250 Constellation Blvd.
   Los Angeles, CA 90067
   Tel: (310) 396-9600
   Email: gwade@milsteinadelman.com


ELECTROLUX HOME: Court Vacates Washer Class Certification Order
---------------------------------------------------------------
Katheryn Hayes Tucker, writing for Daily Report, reports that a
manufacturer has won a round in the case of smelly washing
machines, but the judge who wrote the opinion made it clear he
expects the dirty laundry to cycle back through the courts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated an
order certifying the class for a national lawsuit against
Electrolux Home Products Inc., which manufactures Frigidaire and
other brands of home appliances.

Plaintiffs from California and Texas contend some of the company's
front loading machines collect mildew and foul odors, making
laundry dirtier instead of cleaning it, the opinion said.

"We are disappointed in the decision," said John Bell Jr. --
john@bellbrigham.com -- of Bell & Brigham in Augusta, local
counsel for plaintiffs.  But, he added, the decision "left a
window open to go forward and that's what we intend to do."

Local counsel for Electrolux, Benjamin Brewton --
bbrewton@tuckerlong.com -- of Tucker Long in Augusta, said he
could not comment on the case.  A spokesperson for the company
said, "Electrolux is pleased with the court's decision."

The court did not agree with the company on all points.  "Although
several of Electrolux's arguments fail, we agree with Electrolux
that the district court abused its discretion in determining the
predominance requirement of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
23(b)(3)," wrote Judge William Pryor Jr., joined by Judge Charles
Wilson and U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew of the middle
district of Florida, sitting by designation.

"On remand, we are confident that the district court will apply
the correct standard for class certification," Judge Pryor wrote
later in the opinion, just before a section explaining the
predominance requirement.

Electrolux had argued that the district court abused its
discretion in deciding that "the questions of law or fact common
to class members predominate over any questions affecting only
individual members."  To make that determination, Pryor wrote, the
court must first classify issues as common questions to all
plaintiffs or individual questions by predicting how parties will
prove them at trial.

Common questions share the same evidence, Judge Pryor said, while
individual questions don't. With common questions, adding or
subtracting plaintiffs from the class would not affect the
evidence.

"But predominance requires a qualitative assessment too; it is not
bean counting," Judge Pryor added.  After 27 pages of explaining
the reasoning, Pryor concluded that the district court "too
hastily concluded that several questions in this litigation were
common to the class.  On remand, the district court must
reconsider these questions.  We express no view about them and
leave them, like all questions of class certification, to the
discretion of the district court."

The case now returns to Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the
Southern District of Georgia.

Judge Pryor put Judge Wood's decision through the wringer on a
number of points, some more crucial than others but "harmfulness
of an error does not matter when we are going to remand anyway,"
he wrote.

The district judge determined that the plaintiffs have a common
defense against the claim by Electrolux that they had misused
their machines.  But Judge Pryor wrote, "The class members will
need to prove that the mildew in their washing machines did not
arise from their own misuse.  That showing will require individual
proof."

In addition to detailing how to certify a class, the Pryor opinion
explains why front loading washing machines became popular and how
their image was soiled.  Plus, the judge gave some household hints
on how to avoid the odor problem.


ELLIOTT BAY: Faces "Erickson" Suit Over Consumer Credit
-------------------------------------------------------
Kelly Erickson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Elliott Bay Adjustment Company, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-00391 (W.D. Wash., March 16, 2016),
alleges violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Elliott Bay Adjustment Company, Inc. provides debt collection
services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Ryan Matthew Pesicka, Esq.
   CONCORD LAW P.C.
   6608 216th St. SW, Ste 107-A
   Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
   Tel: (206) 512-8029
   Email: Ryan@ConcordLawSeattle.com


EVO INC: Faces "Hobbs" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
--------------------------------------------------------
Jerod Hobbs, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of
others similarly situated v. Evo Incorporated, Dunedin Enterprise
Investment Trust PLC, Jonathan James Renton Thursby, Maurice
McBride, Sam Copeman and Francis Neill, Defendants, Case No. 4:16-
cv-00770 (S.D., Tex., March 24, 2016), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Evo Incorporated is a U.S. based designer and manufacturer of
cooking equipment.

Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust PLC is engaged in equity
finance industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   John David Hart, Esq.
   LAW OFFICES OF JOHN DAVID HART
   Wells Fargo Tower
   201 Main Street, Suite 1720
   Fort Worth, TX 76102
   Tel: (817) 870-2102
   Fax: (817) 332-5858
   Email: johnhart@hartlaw.com


EXPERIAN INFORMATION: 9th Cir. Refuses to Disqualify Lawyers
------------------------------------------------------------
Ross Todd, writing for The Recorder, reports that a Ninth Circuit
panel on March 28 turned back an attempt to expel Lieff Cabraser
Heimann & Bernstein and other plaintiffs lawyers from their roles
in a class action under a California law that requires
disqualification of lawyers who possess a simultaneous conflict of
interest when representing multiple clients.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of
California, sitting by designation on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit, wrote that the bright-line disqualification
rule doesn't apply in class actions.

"In a class action conflicts often arise not because an attorney
simultaneously represents litigation adversaries but because they
simultaneously represent different members of the same class who
develop divergent interests regarding how to prevail on their
shared claims," Judge Tigar wrote.

The panel's ruling in Radcliffe v. Hernandez, 14-56101, upholds a
decision from a federal judge in Santa Ana who signed off on a
deal to compensate individuals who claimed their bankruptcy debts
had been misreported by the nation's major credit reporting
agencies.

A prior Ninth Circuit panel had nixed an earlier version of the
deal in 2013 finding that plaintiffs counsel in the case -- which
included class action firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and
Caddell & Chapman, and Fair Credit Reporting Act specialists at
Francis & Mailman -- had a conflicted representation.  The earlier
deal conditioned incentive awards for class representatives on
their approval of the proposed settlement.

On remand, a rival group of plaintiffs firms including Boies,
Schiller & Flexner had asked U.S. District Judge David Carter of
the Central District of California to disqualify the lawyers who
had pitched the earlier deal.

But in the March 28 decision, Judge Tigar Tigar wrote that Carter
wasn't required to take that step.

"We believe that, given the unique ethical and due process
concerns involved in class actions, district courts must have the
discretion to address attorney representation and disqualification
issues based on the details of each case, " he wrote.

Boies Schiller's George Carpinello -- gcarpinello@bsfllp.com --
said that the group challenging the deal was reviewing the
decision and hadn't yet decided on its next moves.

F. Paul Bland Jr. of Public Justice in Washington, D.C., who
argued for those seeking to uphold the settlement, called the
ruling "scholarly and well-reasoned."

Mr. Bland said that case has been watched closely by defense
lawyers and serial objectors, looking for a way "to get rid of
class counsel even when they are best positioned to represent the
class."

The case is captioned, ROBERT RADCLIFFE; CHESTER CARTER; MARIA
FALCON; CLIFTON C. SEALE, III; ARNOLD LOVELL, JR., Plaintiffs-
Appellants, V. JOSE HERNANDEZ; ROBERT RANDALL; BERTRAM ROBISON;
KATHRYN PIKE, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. EXPERIAN INFORMATION
SOLUTIONS INC.; EQUIFAX INFORMATION SERVICES LLC; TRANSUNION, LLC,
Defendants-Appellees., No. 14-56101 (9th Cir.).


FIRST CHOICE TRAVEL: "Batista" Suit Seeks Unpaid Wages Under FLSA
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Adonis Batista, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. First Choice Travel Group LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company, Christopher Cadorette, and
Zackary P. Blomont, individuals, jointly and severally, the
Defendants, Case No. 9:16-cv-80472-WJZ (S.D. Fla., March 25,
2016), seeks to recover unpaid minimum wages, unpaid wages,
liquidated damages or pre-judgment interest, post-judgment
interest, attorneys' fees and costs from Defendants, pursuant to
the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

First Choice Travel is engaged in travel guide business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert S. Norell, Esq.
          ROBERT S. NORELL, P.A.
          300 N.W. 70th Avenue, Suite 305
          Plantation, FL 33317
          Telephone: (954) 617 6017
          Facsimile: (954) 617 6018
          E-Mail: rob@floridawagelaw.com


FLUSHING FOOD: "Yang" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
-------------------------------------------------------

Youqi Yang, et al., Plaintiffs, on behaf of themselves and others
similarly situated v. Flushing Food, Inc., "John 01" Chen, "John
02" Chen, "John 03" Chen and Wha Cheng Chen, Defendants, Case No.
16-cv-1353 (E.D. N.Y., March 17, 2016), is brought against the
Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

Flushing Food, Inc. is engaged in purchasing and handling of
goods.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   John Troy, Esq.
   TROY LAW, PLLC
   41-25 Kissena Boulevard Suite 119
   Flushing, NY 11355
   Tel: (718) 762-1324
   Fax: (718) 762-1342
   Email: johntroy@troypllc.com


FRANKLIN COUNTY, MA: Sheriff Faces "Reid" Class Suit
----------------------------------------------------
A purported class action lawsuit has been filed against the
Franklin County Sheriff's Department.  The case is captioned as,
Mark Anthony Reid, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Franklin County Sheriff's
Department, Defendant, Case No. 1678CV00036 (Mass. Super, March
16, 2015).

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Hillary Schwab, Esq.
   LICHTEN & LISS-RIORDAN, P.C.
   100 Cambridge St. 20th Fl.
   Boston, MA 04114


FRESCO TORTILLAS: "Shen" Suit Seeks Wages and Overtime Pay
----------------------------------------------------------
Junmin Shen and Yuzhu Wang, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves
and others similarly situated v. John Doe Corporation d/b/a Fresco
Tortillas, Dan Q Liu, Jian Hui Chen, Su Jiang, Zheng Xiao and Gene
Jones, Defendants, Case No. 16-cv-2015 (S.D.N.Y., March 17, 2016),
is brought against the Defendant for failure to pay minimum and
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and
New York Labor Law.

Defendants are engaged in restaurants business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   John Troy, Esq.
   TROY LAW, PLLC
   41-25 Kissens Boulevard Suite 119
   Flushing, NY 11355
   Tel: (718) 762-1324
   Fax: (718) 762-1342
   Email: johntroy@troypllc.com


GENESIS JUNGLES: Faces "Fernandez" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rudi Perez Fernandez and Wilfredo Mendoza Estremera, Plaintiffs,
all others similarly situated v. Genesis Jungles LLC, Barbara
Medina and Harry Nelson, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-20936-MGC
(S.D. Fla., March 15, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   J.H. Zidell, Esq.
   J.H. ZIDELL, P.A.
   300 71st Street, Suite 605
   Miami Beach, FL 33141
   Tel: (305) 865-6766
   Fax: (305) 865-7167


GO NEW YORK TOUR: "Ashby" Suit Seeks Wages and OT Pay
-----------------------------------------------------
Larry Ashby and Henri Scott, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves
and on behalf of all other persons similarly situated v. Go New
York Tours Inc., Asen Kostadinov and John Does #1-10, Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-02182-ER (S.D. N.Y., March 24, 2016), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay minimum and overtime
wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York
Labor Law.

Go New York Tours offers tourist and visitors convenient and
exciting ways to see New York attractions.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michael Samuel, Esq.
   SAMUEL & STEIN
   38 West 32nd Street, Suite 1110
   New York, NY 10001
   Tel: (212) 563-9884
   E-mail: Michael@samuelandstein.com


GOLDEN GLADES: Faces "Chavarria" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
------------------------------------------------------------
Cristela D. Chavarria, Plaintiff v. Kabirhu Associates LLC, d/b/a
Golden Glades Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Stephen Sugar,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-21018-JKL (S.D. Fla., March 19,
2016), seeks overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40
each workweek.

Defendant Golden Glades Nursing Home is a nursing home and
rehabilitation center located at 220 Sierra Drive, Miami, Florida
33179.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Zandro E. Palma, Esq.
   ZANDRO E. PALMA, P.A.
   9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1500
   Miami, FL 33156
   Tel: (305) 446-1500
   Fax: (305) 446-1502
   Email: zep@thepalmalawgroup.com


GOLDEN WOK: "Alcantara" Suit Seeks Wages and Overtime Pay
---------------------------------------------------------
Juan Alcantara, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. Golden Wok RC, Inc. (d/b/a Golden Wok
Chinese Restaurant), Jessie Caten, Hoon C. Yeo and Jin Mao Lin,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-01421-ARR-PK (E.D. N.Y., March 23,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
minimum wages and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant is engaged in restaurant business
located at 42-18 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michael A. Faillace, Esq.
   MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
   60E 42nd Street, Suite 2540
   New York, NY 10165
   Tel: (212) 317-1200
   Fax: (212) 317-1620
   Email: Faillace@employmentcompliance.com


GREENBRIAR RESTAURANT: "Koehne" Suit Seeks Minimum and OT Pay
-------------------------------------------------------------
Kyle Koehne, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all other person
similarly situated v. Greenbriar Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Brickstone
Restaurant and Brewery and Betty Vasilakis, Defendants, Case No.
2:16-cv-02073-HAB (C.D. Fla., March 23, 2016), is brought against
the Defendant for failure to pay minimum and overtime wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois Minimum
Wage Law.

Greenbriar Restaurant, Inc. is a steak and seafoods restaurant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Douglas M. Werman, Esq.
   Maureen A. Sala, Esq.
   WERMAN SALAS, P.C.
   77 West Washington, Suite 1402
   Chicago, IL 60602
   Tel: (312) 419-1108
   Email: dwerman@flsalaw.com
          msalas@flsalaw.com


GREENTREE & ASSOCIATES: Faces "Greisman" Debt Collection Suit
-------------------------------------------------------------
Samuel Greisman, on behalf of himself and all other similarly
situated consumers, Plaintiff v. Greentree & Associates, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-01301 (E.D. N.Y., March 16, 2016),
alleges violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Greentree & Associates, Inc. provides debt collection services.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


H&M TERMINALS: Faces "Mejia" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
--------------------------------------------------------
Osmar D. Mejia, Plaintiff, other similarly situated individuals v.
H&M Terminals Transport Corporation and Joseph A. Cioffi,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-21088-JLK (S.D. Fla., March 28,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant H&M Transport is a trucking company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Zandro E. Palma, Esq.
   ZANDRO E. PALMA, P.A.
   9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1500
   Miami, FL 33156
   Tel: (305) 446-1500
   Fax: (305) 446-1502
   Email: zep@thepalmalawgroup.com


HOMEAWAY INC: Faces "Arnold" Suit Over Bait-and-Switch Tactics
--------------------------------------------------------------
Ivan Arnold, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. HomeAway, Inc. and Does 1-10, Case No. 1-
16:CV-00374 (W.D. Tex., March 15, 2016), alleges that Defendant
HomeAway breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing owed to
Plaintiff by materially changing its rates and fees during the
term of the contract, including by imposing a new "service fee" on
travelers who rent Plaintiff's vacation home through HomeAway's
websites.

Defendant HomeAway, Inc. operates an online market for the
vacation and rental industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Daniel H. Byrne, Esq.
   FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & FITZPATRICK, PLLC
   221 West 6th Street, Suite 960
   Austin, TX 7871
   Tel: (512) 476-2020
   Fax: (512) 477-5267
   Email: dbyrne@fbhf.com

         - and -

   Michael A. Bowse, Esq.
   Keith J. Wesley, Esq.
   BROWNE GEORGE ROSS LLP
   2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2400
   Los Angeles, CA 90067
   Tel: (310) 274-7100
   Fax: (310) 275-5697
   Email: mbowse@bgrfirm.com
          kwesley@bgrfirm.com


ICONIX BRAND: Faces "James" Suit Over False Financial Statements
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Patricia James, Plaintiff, derivatively on Behalf of herself and
all others similarly situated v. Peter Cuneo, Barry Emanuel, Drew
Cohen, Mark Friedman, James Marcum, Sue Gove, Neil Cole, Warren
Clamen Blumberg, Defendants and Iconix Brand Group, Inc., Nominal
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-02212 (S.D. N.Y., March 24, 2016), has
been filed against the defendant for materially false and
misleading statements.

Iconix is a brand management company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Todd H. Henderson, Esq.
   J. Brandon Walker, Esq.
   BRAGAR EAGEL & SQUIRE P.C.
   885 Third Avenue, Suite 3040
   New York, NY 10022
   Tel: 212-3080-5858
   Fax: 212-214-0506
   Email: walker@bespc.com
          Henderson@bespc.com

        - and -

   Beth A. Keller, Esq.
   HYNES KELLER & HERNANDEZ, LLC
   100 S. Bedford Road, Ste. 340
   Mount Kisco, NY 10514
   Tel: 914-752-3040
   Fax: 914-752-3041
   Email: bkeller@hkh-lawfirm.com

        - and -

   Robert V. Prongay, Esq.
   GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
   1925 Century Park East, Suite 20100
   Los Angeles, CA 90067
   Tel: 310-201-9150
   Fax: 310-432-1495
   Email: RProngay@glancylaw.com


INFUSION BRANDS: "Flint" Suit Seeks Actual Damages Under CAFA
-------------------------------------------------------------
Daniel C. Flint, for himself and all others similarly situated,
the Plaintiff, v. Infusion Brands, Inc., a Foreign Profit
Corporation, Menards, LLC, a Domestic Limited liability Company,
Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., a Foreign Profit Corporation,
AMAZON.COM, INC., a Foreign Profit Corporation, the Defendants,
Case No. 5:16-cv-11093-JEL-APP (E.D. Mich., March 25, 2016), seeks
to recover actual damages, statutory damages, costs, punitive
damages and attorneys' fees from Defendants, pursuant to the Class
Action Fairness Act (CAFA).

The lawsuit arose from the unfair, deceptive and unconscionable
business acts of Defendants as related to a dual polisher/sander
product sold to consumers called "DualTools PS7000". Dualtools is
a registered trademark of Infusion Brands, Inc.

Infusion Brands, Inc., operating under the public company as Seen
On TV, Inc., is a consumer products company that leverages direct
response to satisfy unmet market demands and solve everyday
problems. Infusion Brands competes in three key product verticals
hardware, home goods, and health and wellness with portfolio of
revenue-generating brands including Ronco, Dual Tools, DOC
Cleaning, and well-known digital brands AsSeenOnTV.com and
eDiets.com. With physical offices in North America, Europe and
Asia, Infusion Brands has worldwide reach and capability. Its
products are sold globally through a variety of national
retailers, online retailers, catalogs, infomercials, and live
shopping channels.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Douglas D. Hampton, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF DOUGLAS D. HAMPTON, P.C.
          2000 Town Center, Suite 1900
          Southfield, MI 48075
          Telephone: (248) 351 2682


ITC HOLDINGS: Faces "Guerra" Suit Over Proposed Fortis Merger
-------------------------------------------------------------
Paolo Guerra, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Albert Ernst, et al., Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-
10914 (E.D. Mich., March 14, 2016), is brought on behalf of all
public shareholders of ITC Holdings Corporation, to enjoin the
proposed transaction in which Fortis US, Inc. will acquire each
outstanding shares of ITC Holdings common stock through a flawed
process and inadequate consideration.

ITC Holdings Corporation is engaged in the transmission of
electricity with its principal business located 27175 Energy Way,
Novi, Michigan 48377.

Fortis Inc. is corporation engaged in distribution of gas and
electricity.

The other Defendants are Albert Ernst, Christopher H. Franklin,
Edward G. Jepsen, Dave R. Lopez, Hazel R. O'Leary, Thomas G.
Stephens, G. Bennett Stewart III, Lee C. Stewart, Joseph L. Welch,
Fortis US, Element Acquisition Sub Inc.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Anthony DeLuca, Esq.
   ANTHONY L. DELUCA, PLC
   14950 East Jefferson Ave., Suite 170
   Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
   Tel: (313) 821-5905
   Fax: (313) 821-5906
   Email: Anthony@aldplc.com

        - and -

   Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
   James M. Wilson, Jr., Esq.
   FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
   685 Third Ave., 26th Fl.
   Tel: (212) 983-9330
   Fax: (212) 983-9331


INTERNATIONAL FINANCE: Dodges Suit Over Pollution in India
----------------------------------------------------------
Rose Bouboushian, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that fishermen in the coastal region of Gujarat, India, cannot sue
the provider of $450 million used to build a power plant they say
has destroyed their way of life, a federal judge ruled.

As explained in an opinion written by U.S. District Judge John
Bates, the coal-fired Tata Mundra Power Plant was intended to
supply much-needed power to the region and bolster India's
economic growth.

Among those backing the initiative were the World Bank and the
International Finance Corp., the latter of which provided $450
million to the project.

Recognizing that the construction would lead to possibly
irreversible environmental and social risks, in 2005 the IFC
developed an action plan for addressing or at least mitigating the
impacts of the $4.14 billion project.

But fishermen and farmers who live and work near the plant say
that plan afforded them little protection, and their "way of life
[has been] fundamentally threatened or destroyed by the Tata
Mundra Plant."

This prompted a federal complaint in Washington, D.C., last year
by MASS, a local trade union for fisherworkers' rights; the
government of a nearby village; and local fishermen and farmers
led by Budha Ismail Jam.

The plaintiffs say the plant has severely damaged the marine
ecosystem, with hot water from its cooling system depressing the
fish catch near the shore, and the water intake channel polluting
groundwater with saltwater, making irrigation and drinking
impossible.

Plus, the plant's emissions have significantly degraded local air
quality, and led local fishermen and farmers to seek residency
elsewhere, according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs claim that if the International Finance Corp. had
followed its own environmental policies, the plant would not have
injured the ecosystem and people's health to such an extent.

According to the complaint, IFC's environmental accountability
mechanism, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, investigated, and found
that the corporation had failed to adequately consider the risks
of building the plant and "address [subsequent] compliance issues
during [project] supervision."

The plaintiffs asked the D.C. Federal Court for injunctive relief
or compensatory and punitive damages for the International Finance
Corp.'s alleged negligence, negligent supervision, public and
private nuisance, trespass, and breach of contract.

IFC, in turn, moved to dismiss under the International
Organizations Immunities Act.

Judge Bates granted the lender's motion March 24, tossing the
plaintiffs' claim because they seek only to encourage "IFC's
management to do what the IFC already requires."

"This court will not completely dismiss the possibility that a
waiver could provide some incentive for IFC to adhere more
scrupulously to its policies, over and above the pressure already
applied by the CAO," Bates wrote. "But that marginal benefit must
be weighed against the relevant costs which, in suits like this by
these kinds of plaintiffs, remain quite substantial."

In the past, waiver has only applied in cases where the plaintiffs
had a direct commercial relationship to the defendant
international organization, unlike this case, the ruling states.

"Plaintiffs are a would-be class of fishermen and farmers, and two
institutional plaintiffs that represent their interests-none of
whom have a commercial relationship with IFC," Bates wrote. "Nor
is this the type of suit for which waiver has previously been
found."

The judge later added: "By focusing on IFC's internal decision-
making processes, the suit invites -- indeed, demands -- 'judicial
scrutiny of the [IFC's] discretion to select and administer its
programs.' Waiver of immunity is highly unlikely in such
circumstances."

Frank Vasquez Jr. -- fvasquez@whitecase.com -- of White & Case in
Washington, one of IFC's attorneys, said he was pleased with the
ruling, and that it was "in line with the D.C. Circuit precedent."

In a written statement, Rick Herz with Washington-based
Earthrights International, an attorney for the plaintiff, said,
"The IFC's sweeping claims of immunity are deeply problematic both
from a policy perspective, and in light of recent Supreme Court
case law."

"We feel confident that the appellate court will agree," he said.

Herz added that "The IFC thinks it is entitled to act with
impunity, contrary to its own mission, and accountable to no one.
Our clients disagree, and the law is on their side."

In the same written statement, Gajendrasinh Jadeja, the head of
the village Navinal Panchayat, said "We are not discouraged.

"This is a fight for our lives and livelihood. We will continue
our struggle for justice and we believe we will prevail," he said.

With 184 member countries, including the United States and India,
International Finance Corp. reportedly invested nearly $18
billion, including more than $7 billion mobilized from other
investors, in 2015.

The development of the Tata Mundra Power Plant was carried out by
nonparty Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Tata Power,
an Indian power company whose website proclaims: "In harmony with
nature."

The case captioned, BUDHA ISMAIL JAM, et al., Plaintiffs, v.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, Defendant, Civil Action No.
15-612 (JDB)(D.D.C.).


INVENSENSE INC: Calif. Judge Dismisses Shareholder Class Suit
-------------------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reported that a federal judge in San
Francisco dismissed a shareholder class action against InvenSense
(motion sensors) for failure to state a claim, some charges with
prejudice and some with leave to amend.

This is a securities fraud class action brought by lead plaintiff
the Vossen Group on behalf of all persons or entities who
purchased the publicly-traded common stock of InvenSense, Inc.
between July 29, 2014 and October 28, 2014.

The Vossen Group alleges in the operative consolidated complaint
that defendants InvenSense, its CEO and President, Behrooz Abdi,
and its former CFO and Vice President, Alan Krock made false and
misleading public statements in violation of Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. Sections
78j(b), 78t(a), and Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-5,
17 C.F.R. Sec. 240.10b-5.

The Defendants move to dismiss the complaint for failure to state
a claim under the pleading standards of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 78u-4.

The case captioned, In Re InvenSense, Inc. Securities Litigation,
Case No. 15-cv-00084-JD (N.D. Cal.)


JTR COMPANY: Faces "Sedano" Suit Over Failure to Pay Wages & OT
---------------------------------------------------------------
Luis Sedano, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and other similarly
situated v. JTR Company, J.T.R. Area Distributors, Inc. and Does 1
through 20, Defendants, Case No. 16CV292850 (Cal. Super., March
17, 2016), alleges that the Defendants failed to pay all wages,
meal and rest periods, wages on separation, maintain accurate time
records, and provide accurate itemized wage statements pursuant to
the California Labor Law.

The Defendants own and operate a packing supply distribution
company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Daniel A. Menendez, Esq.
   LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL A. MENENDEZ
   P.O. Box 1328
   San Jose, CA 95109
   Tel: 408-479-4969
   Fax: 408-273-6912
   Email: daniel@siliconvalleylegal.com


KELLERMEYER BERGENSONS: Faces "Harrington" Background Checks Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Harrington, on behalf of himself and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Kellermeyer Bergensons Services,
LLC, Defendant, Case No. 8:16-cv-00625-EAK-TGW (M.D. Fla., March
16, 2016), alleges violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The case was originally filed in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Polk County, Florida, case number 16-001125-CI, on
February 22, 2016.  The case was removed to the federal district
court on March 16, 2016, and assigned to Judge Elizabeth A.
Kovachevich.

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC provides maintenance
services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Marc Reed Edelman, Esq.
   MORGAN & MORGAN, PA
   201 N Franklin St Fl 7
   Tampa, FL 33602-5157
   Tel: (813) 223-5505
   Fax: (813) 257-0572
   Email: MEdelman@forthepeople.com

The Defendant is represented by:

   David P. Steffen, Esq.
   CONSTANGY, BROOKS & SMITH, LLP
   100 N Tampa St-Ste 3350
   PO Box 1840
   Tampa, FL 33601-1840
   Tel: (813) 223-7166
   Fax: (813) 223-2515
   Email: dsteffen@constangy.com

       -  and -

   Hannah Choi, Esq.
   CONSTANGY, BROOKS & SMITH, LLP
   100 N Tampa St-Ste 3350
   PO Box 1840
   Tampa, FL 33601-1840
   Tel: (813) 223-7166
   Fax: (813) 223-2515
   Email: hchoi@constangy.com


KLOCHKO EQUIPMENT: Sends Unsolicited Fax, Vinny's Claims
--------------------------------------------------------
Vinny's Landscaping, Inc. d/b/a San Marino Outdoor Services,
Plaintiff, on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated
v. Klochko Equipment Rental Company, Inc., et al., Defendants,
Case No. 2:16-cv-10846-SJM-RSW (E.D. Mich., March 9, 2016), seeks
to stop the Defendants' practice of making unsolicited facsimiles
pursuant to the Junk Fax Prevention Act.

Klochko Equipment Rental Company -- http://www.klochko.com/--
provides equipment rental services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian J. Wanca, Esq.
      Ryan M. Kelly, Esq.
      Ross M. Good, Esq.
      ANDERSON + WANCA
      3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 500
      Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
      Tel: 847-368-1500
      Fax: 847-368-1501


KOFFEE KUP KAFE: Violated FLSA, "Blackburn" Suit Claims
-------------------------------------------------------
June Blackburn, on behalf of herself and others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. The Koffee Kup Kafe, Inc., the
Defendant, Case No. 6:16-cv-00520-GKS-DAB (M.D. Fla., Orlando
Div., March 25, 2016), seeks to recover full minimum wages and
overtime pay, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Koffee Kup Kafe is family-friendly eatery serving homestyle
American dishes plus homemade pies, breads & biscuits.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Carlos V. Leach, Esq.
          Morgan & Morgan, PA
          20 N. Orange Ave, Ste. 1600
          Orlando, FL 32801
          Telephone: (407) 420 1414
          Facsimile: (407) 425 3341
          E-mail: cleach@forthepeople.com


KPMG LLP: Overstates Valuation of Miller Energy Assets, Suit Says
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Lewis Cosby, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Deloy Miller, et al., Defendants, Case No.
3:16-cv-00121 (E.D. Tenn., March 14, 2016), alleges that the
Defendants grossly overstated valuation of certain oil and gas
assets acquired by Miller Energy Resources, Inc.  Cosby brings
this federal securities class action under Sections 11, 12(a)(2)
and 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. Sections
77k, 771(a)(2) and 77o on behalf of himself and all other
purchasers of Miller Energy common shares traceable to the
September 6, 2012 Registration Statement and Prospectuses.

KPMG is an accounting firm.

The Defedants are: Deloy Miller, Scott M. Boruff, Paul W. Boyd,
Charles M. Stivers, David M. Hall, Merrill A.McPeak, Jonathan S.
Gross, David J. Voyticky, Don A. Turkleson, Gerald Hannahs,
Marceau N. Schlumberger, Bob G. Gower, Joseph T. Leary, William B.
Richardson, Carl E. Giesler, Jr., A. Haig Sherman and KPMG, LLP

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Gordon Ball, Esq.
   GORDON BALL PLLC
   Ste. 600, 550 Main Street
   Knoxville, TN 37902
   Tel: (865) 525-7028
   Fax: (865) 525-4679
   Email: gball@gordonball.com


KRAFT HEINZ: Faces "Lewis" Suit in E.D. Cal.
--------------------------------------------
John Lewis, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Kraft Heinz Foods Company and Does 1-10,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00400-AWI-SAB (E.D. Cal., March 23,
2016), alleges that the Defendant's "100%" Grated Parmesan Cheese"
Products are not in fact "100%" Parmesan, but rather contain
substantial amount of fillers.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company is an American worldwide food company
formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michael McShane, Esq.
   S. Clinton Woods, Esq.
   AUDET & PARTNERS, LLP
   711 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500
   San Francisco, CA 94102
   Tel: 415-568-2555
   Fax: 415-568-2556
   Email: mmcshane@audetlaw.com
          cwoods@audeltlaw.com


LACY ONE: Faces "Lamar" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
---------------------------------------------------------
Seth Lamar, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Lacy One, LLC and Tammara Lacy, Defendants,
Case No. 4:16-cv-00135-KGB (E.D. Ark., March 9, 2016), seeks
payment of overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 each
workweek pursuant to Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant Lacy One, LLC is a private domestic, for-profit
corporation, contracting with retailers to deliver appliances to
and from customer locations in Arkansas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Steve Rauls, Esq.
      Josh Sanford, Esq.
      SANFORD LAW FIRM, PLLC
      One Financial Center
      650 South Shackleford, Suite 411
      Little Rock, AR 72211
      Tel: (501) 221-0088
      Fax: (888) 787-2040
      Email: steve@sanfordlawfirm.com
             josh@sanfordlawfirm.com


LATOUR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: "Roca" Suit Seeks OT Pay
-------------------------------------------------------
Raunel G. Roca, Plaintiff, other similarly-situated individuals v.
Latour Design and Development, Inc. and Daniel Laour, Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-20986 (S.D. Fla., March 17, 2016), alleges
nonpayment of overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 each
workweek pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant Latour Design and Development, Inc. is a construction,
development and interior design management company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Zandro E. Palma, Esq.
   ZANDRO E. PALMA, P.A.
   9100 S. Dadeland Blvd.
   Suite 1500
   Miami, FL 33156
   Tel: (305) 446-1500
   Fax: (305) 446-1502
   Email: zep@thepalmalawgroup.com


LEAPFROG ENTERPRISES: Faces "Manger" Suit Over VTech Merger
-----------------------------------------------------------
Pete J. Manger, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc., et al.,
Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-01161 (N.D. Cal., March 9, 2016), is
brought on behalf of all holders of the common stock of Leapfrog,
and seeks to enjoin the proposed transaction in which VTech will
acquire each outstanding share of Leapfrog common stock through a
flawed process and for inadequate consideration.

Defendant Leapfrog is a Delaware corporation headquartered in
Emeryville, California. Leapfrog develops educational
entertainment products for children.

VTech is a Hong Kong-based company that designs, manufactures and
distributes consumer electronic products, such as telephones and
electronic children's learning toys.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Barbara A. Rohr, Esq.
      FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
      10866 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1470
      Los Angeles, CA 90024
      Tel: (424) 256-2884
      Fax: (424) 256-2885
      Email: brohr@faruqilaw.com

              - and -

      Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
      James M. Wilson, Jr., Esq.
      685 Third Ave., 26th Fl.
      New York, NY 10017
      Tel: (212) 983-9330
      Fax: (212) 983-9331
      Email: jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com
             jwilson@faruqilaw.com


LEGOMATIC CONSTRUCTION: "Rafael" Suit Seeks OT Pay
--------------------------------------------------
Miguel Rafael, Plaintifff, on his own behalf and others similarly
situated v. Legomatic Construction, LLC and ZMG Construction,
Inc., Defendants, Case No. 8:16-cv-00695 (M.D. Fla., March 21,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Legomatic Construction, LLC, and ZMG Construction, Inc., are
engaged in construction of commercial and residential buildings.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   W. John Gadd, Esq.
   Bank of America Building
   2727 Ulmerton Rd., Ste. 250
   Clearwater, FL 33762
   Tel: (727) 524-6300
   Email: wjg@mazgadd.com


LG ELECTRONICS: Balks at Costco's $50M Claim for Damages
--------------------------------------------------------
Nicholas Iovino, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that LG Electronics on March 28, tried to block Costco from
seeking $50 million in damages over a 12-year conspiracy to fix
the prices of cathode ray tubes used in TVs and other electronics.

Costco's claim for damages as an indirect buyer is barred in
Washington state, where Costco is headquartered and purchases were
made, an LG attorney argued in San Francisco court March 28.

But Costco counters it can pursue those claims under California
law, where it says the decisions to purchase originated and where
it received more products containing price-fixed tubes than in any
other state.

Costco's claim for damages is part of a multidistrict antitrust
class action stretching back to 2007.

In its two motions for partial summary judgment, LG accused Costco
of "cherry-picking" California as its forum, even though
Washington state law governs the claims.

"Costco would have your honor focus on California law because
that's where they received the bulk of the products," LG attorney
Laura Lin said. "They were not injured when they received the
products, but when they bought the products."

Lin cited U.S. District Judge Susan Illston's 2013 ruling in an
antitrust class action over LCD flat panels, in which the judge
found the plaintiffs were injured "in the states where they agreed
to pay inflated prices for products, not the states where they
merely received products."

Costco attorney Cori Gordon Moore shot back that Costco did not
move its headquarters to Issaquah, Washington, until 1999, four
years into the TV tube makers' price-fixing scheme.

Both attorneys argued the four factors to consider when
determining the proper forum for a claim weigh heavily in their
favors. Those factors include where the injury took place; the
place where conduct causing the injury occurred; the domicile or
place of incorporation of the parties; and the place where the
relationship between the parties is centered.

"The purchase orders were issued out of the California offices,"
Moore told U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar. "Once those purchase
orders get issued and the products come to California, that's when
the legal obligation to pay what we think is an overcharge
occurs."

When pressed by Tigar on where actual payments were made, Moore
acknowledged payments were made in Washington but insisted "where
the obligation to pay occurs" is the more relevant question.

Earlier in the hearing, Tigar said the injury occurs when "they
pay," indicating that he may find the fact payments were made in
Washington significant when he issues his ruling.

The judge ended the hearing after about 25 minutes and thanked
both attorneys for their "panoramic memory" on a complicated case
that has dragged on for nearly a decade.

Earlier this year, LG and other companies were ordered to pay $38
million in attorneys' fees after settling TV tube price-fixing
claims with a class of direct buyers for $127 million.


LIBERTY LANDSCAPING: "Perez" Suit Seeks Wages & Overtime Pay
------------------------------------------------------------
Edyobeth Aguilar Perez and Abel Marroquin, Plaintiffs, on behalf
of themselves and all similarly situated individuals v. Liberty
Landscaping, LLC, and Roger James McElroy, Defendants, Case No.
8:16-cv-00702-GJH (D. Md., March 9, 2016), is brought against the
Defendant for failure to pay wages and overtime pay in violation
of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant Liberty Landscaping, LLC is a Maryland limited liability
company and a full service landscape company. Its principal office
is at 409 Washington Avenue, Suite 314, Towson, MD 21204.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Justin Zelikovitz, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF JUSTIN ZELIKOVITZ, PLLC
      519 H Street NW
      Washington, DC 20001
      Tel: (202) 803-6081
      Fax: (202) 683-6102
      Email: justin@dcwagelaw.com


LIFE PARTNERS INC: "Garner" Motion seeks Withdrawal of Reference
---------------------------------------------------------------
Philip M. Garner, Christine Duncan and Steve South individually
and all other similarly situated trustees for, and on behalf of
South Living Trust, Petitioner v. Life Partners, Inc., Respondent-
Debtor, Case No. 4:16-cv-00212-A (N.D. Tex., March 21, 2016),
files a motion for withdrawal of bankruptcy court reference in the
class action.

Life Partners Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Life
Partners, Inc., operates in the secondary market for life
insurance worldwide.

The Petitioner is represented by:

      Keith L. Langston, Esq.
      LANGSTON LAW FIRM
      109 W. Tyler Street
      Longview, TX 75601
      Tel: (903) 212-3922
      Fax: (903) 212-3892

The Respondent is represented by:

      David Mark Bennett, Esq.
      THOMPSON & KNIGHT
      1722 Routh St., Suite 1500
      Dallas, TX 75201-2533
      Tel: (214) 969-1700
      Fax: (214) 969-1751
      Email: david.bennett@tklaw.com


LOANCARE LLC: Faces "James" RICO Suit in Florida
------------------------------------------------
Kimberly James, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Loancare, LLC, Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-
20941-KMM (S.D. Fla., March 15, 2016), alleges violation of the
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Loancare, LLC operates a lending business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Stephen J. Fearon, Jr., Esq.
   SQUITTIERI & FEARON
   32 E 57 Street, 12th Floor
   New York, NY 10022
   Tel: (212) 421-6492
   Fax: (212) 421-6553
   Email: Stephen@sfclasslaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

   John C. Lynch, Esq.
   TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP
   222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 2000
   Virginia Beach, VA 23462
   Tel: (757) 687-7765


LUCAS BLDG CO: Violated FLSA & NYLL, "Aquasvivas" Suit Claims
-------------------------------------------------------------
Henry Aguasvivas, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Lucas Building Company, L.L.C.,
Kaufman Realty Corporation, and Charles Reid, Jr., the Defendants,
Case No. 7:16-cv-02231-CS (S.D.N.Y., March 25, 2016), seeks to
recover unpaid wages, liquidated damages and reasonable attorney
fees, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)and New York
Labor Law (NYLL).

Lucas Building Company is a domestic liability company based in
New York, New York. It owns at least 2 commercial buildings, 9
West Prospect abd 10 Fiske Place.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Michael Taubenfeld, Esq.
          SERRINS FISHER LLP
          233 Broadway, Suite 2340
          New York, NY 10279
          Telephone: (212) 571 0700
          Facsimile: (212) 233 3801
          E-mail: michael@serrinsfisher.com

               - and -

          Tejash V. Sanchala, Esq.
          TEJASH V. SACHALA, PLLC
          700 White Plains Road, Ste. 237
          Scarsdale, NY 10583
          Telephone: (914) 722 2529
          Facsimile: (914) 873 4827
          E-mail: tejash@sanchalalaw.com


LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Ellis" Suit Over Defective Flooring
--------------------------------------------------------------
Evangeline Ellis, and other customers similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., a Delaware corporation,
Lumber Liquidators Leasing, LLC, a Delaware limited liability
corporation, Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., a Delaware
corporation, and Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC, a Delaware
limited liability corporation, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-
02778-AJT-TRJ (E.D. La., March 1, 2016), seeks to recover damages
and injunctive relief arising from and relating to the purchase
and installation of Lumber Liquidators' laminate and engineered
wood flooring materials manufactured in China (Chinese Flooring).

The lawsuit arose out of Lumber Liquidators' scheme to import into
the United States, and to deceptively warrant, advertise and sell
Chinese Flooring that fails to comply with relevant formaldehyde
standards applicable to such products.

Lumber Liquidators is the largest retailer of hardwood flooring in
the United States, with more than 360 stores in 46 states and
annual revenues of more than one billion dollars. As part of its
regular business operations, Lumber Liquidators sells laminate and
engineered wood flooring. More than 100 million square feet of
Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring is installed in homes in the
United States each year. Although Lumber Liquidators is based in
the United States, much of its laminate and engineered wood
flooring is manufactured in China.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Russ M. Herman, Esq.
          Leonard A. Davis, Esq.
          Stephen J. Herman, Esq.
          HERMAN, HERMAN & KATZ, LLC
          820 O'Keefe Ave.
          New Orleans, LA 70113
          Telephone: (504) 581 4892
          Facsimile: (504) 561 6024
          E-mail: rherman@hhklawfirm.com
                  ldavis@hhklawfirm.com
                  sherman@hhklawfirm.com

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Jackson" Suit Over Defective Flooring
----------------------------------------------------------------
Fannie Jackson and Mark Jackson, and other customers similarly
situated, the Plaintiffs, v. Lumber Liquidators, INC., a Delaware
corporation, Lumber Liquidators Leasing, LLC, a Delaware limited
liability corporation, Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., a
Delaware corporation, and Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC, a
Delaware limited liability corporation, the Defendants, Case No.
1:16-cv-02779-AJT-TRJ (S.D. La., March 1, 2016), seeks to obtain
damages and injunctive relief arising from and relating to the
purchase and installation of Lumber Liquidators' laminate and
engineered wood flooring materials manufactured in China (Chinese
Flooring).

The lawsuit arose out of Lumber Liquidators' scheme to import into
the United States, and to deceptively warrant, advertise and sell
Chinese Flooring that fails to comply with relevant formaldehyde
standards applicable to such products.

Lumber Liquidators is the largest retailer of hardwood flooring in
the United States, with more than 360 stores in 46 states and
annual revenues of more than one billion dollars. As part of its
regular business operations, Lumber Liquidators sells laminate and
engineered wood flooring. More than 100 million square feet of
Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring is installed in homes in the
United States each year. Although Lumber Liquidators is based in
the United States, much of its laminate and engineered wood
flooring is manufactured in China.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Russ M. Herman, Esq.
          Leonard A. Davis, Esq.
          Stephen J. Herman, Esq.
          HERMAN, HERMAN & KATZ, LLC
          820 O'Keefe Ave.
          New Orleans, LA 70113
          Telephone: (504) 581 4892
          Facsimile: (504) 561 6024
          E-mail: rherman@hhklawfirm.com
                  ldavis@hhklawfirm.com
                  sherman@hhklawfirm.com


LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Jones" Suit Over Defective Flooring
--------------------------------------------------------------
Kathy T. Jones and Dora D. Hall, Plaintiffs, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated v. Lumber Liquidators,
Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-02774-AJT-TRJ (W.D. La., March
2, 2016) is brought against the Defendant for failure to comply
with relevant and applicable formaldehyde standards, which renders
their Chinese Flooring defective.

According to the complaint, the Defendant knew and expected for
the defective flooring to eventually be sold to and installed by
purchasers of the flooring.

Lumber Liquidators is engaged in manufacturing, selling and/or
distributor of Chinese Flooring with its principal executive
offices located at 3000 John Deere Road, Toano, VA 23168.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Christina Salvadore, Jr., Esq.
   BECNEL LAW FIRM, LLC
   P.O. Drawer H
   Reserve, LA 70084
   Tel: 985-536-1186
   Fax: 985-536-6446
   Email: dbecnel@becnellaw.com
          mmoreland@becnellaw.com
          schristina@becnellaw.com


LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Banner" Suit Over Defective Flooring
---------------------------------------------------------------
William Banner, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of
all similarly situated persons v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc,
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-02781-AJT-TRJ (E.D. La., March 2,
2016), is brought against the Defendant for failure to comply with
relevant and applicable formaldehyde standards, which renders their
Chinese Flooring defective.

According to the complaint, the Defendant knew and expected for
the defective flooring to eventually be sold to and installed by
purchasers of the flooring.

Lumber Liquidators is engaged in manufacturing, selling and/or
distribution of Chinese Flooring with its principal executive
offices located at 3000 John Deere Road, Toano, VA 23168.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Kevin Klibert, Esq.
   Christina Salvadore, Jr., Esq.
   Matthew B. Moreland, Esq.
   BECNEL LAW FIRM, LLC
   P.O. Drawer H
   Reserve, LA 70084
   Tel: 985-536-1186
   Fax: 985-536-6446
   Email: dbecnel@becnellaw.com
          mmoreland@becnellaw.com
          schristina@becnellaw.com

        - and -

   Mekel Alvarez, Esq.
   Morris Bart, Esq.
   MORRIS BART, LLC
   909 Poydras Street, 20th Fl.
   New Orleans, LA 70112
   Tel: 504-599-3318
   Fax: 504-599-3392
   Email: morrisbart@morrisbart.com
          malverez@morrisbart.com


LUNADA BAY BOYS: Surfers File Class Suit
----------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reported that a federal class action in
Los Angeles claims the Lunada Bay Boys and nine named members are
a criminal gang that tries to keep surfers and others off prime
surfing breaks and other areas in Palos Verdes Estates.

Chase Scheinbaum, writing for The Inertia, reported that the suit
alleges that the Bay Boys' gang-like intimidation, vandalism and
harassment of outsiders denies surfers access to the reeling
righthander at Palos Verdes' Lunada Bay.  The report said the
plaintiffs are asking a federal judge to fine each of the named
Bay Boys $30,000 and to bar them from surfing the point break for
an unspecified period of time.

The lead plaintiffs are Cory Spencer, an El Segundo Police Officer
and surfer, and Diana Milena Reed, a Malibu resident.

The defendants are: Sang Lee, Brant Blakeman, Angelo Ferrara,
Frank Ferrara, Nicholas Ferrara, Charlie Ferrara, and Michael Rae
Papayans, and Alan Johnston "aka" Jalian Johnston. In addition, it
names as a defendant the city of Palos Verdes Estates.


MEDI-WHEELS PALM BEACHES: "Jean" Suit Seeks Payment of Overtime
---------------------------------------------------------------
Charles E. Jean, Plaintiff, on his own behalf and others similarly
situated v. Medi-Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. and Maria Vega-
Herklotz, Defendants, Case No. 9:16-cv-80352-RLR (S.D. Fla., March
9, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant Medi-Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. is engaged in the
transportation business with a principal place of business in
Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Camar R. Jones, Esq.
      SHAVITZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
      1515 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 404
      Boca Raton, FL 33432
      Tel: (561) 447-8888
      Fax: (561) 447-8831
      Email: cjones@shavitzlaw.com


MERCURY AIR: Faces "Starks" Suit Over Unpaid Wages and OT
---------------------------------------------------------
Robert Starks, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Mercury Air Cargo, Inc., Mercury Air Group,
Inc. and Does 1-100, Defendants, Case No. BC14067 (Cal. Super.,
March 16, 2016), alleges that the Defendants failed to pay minimum
wages, overtime wages, meal periods, rest periods, wages upon
termination, accurate statement pursuant to the California Labor
Code.

Defendant Mercury Air Cargo, Inc. is engaged in cargo handling and
warehouse services, logistics services, air cargo charter and
airline cargo sales.

Defendant Mercury Air Group, Inc. is engaged aviation services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michael Nourmand, Esq.
   James A. De Sario, Esq.
   THE NOURMAND LAW FIRM, APC
   8822 West Olympic Boulevard
   Beverly Hills, CA 90211
   Tel: (310) 553-3600
   Fax: (310) 553-3603


METHODIST HOSPITALS: Faces "Bryant" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
---------------------------------------------------------------
Kemiya Bryant, Plaintiff, others similarly situated v. Methodist
Hospitals of Dallas, d.b.a. Methodist Health System, Defendants,
Case No. 3:16-CV-00841 (N.D. Tex., March 24, 2016), is brought
against the Defendant over unpaid overtime compensation for all
hours worked over 40 each workweek in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

The Defendant is engaged in the healthcare business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Charles L. Scalise, Esq.
   Daniel B. Ross, Esq.
   ROSS LAW GROUP
   1104 San Antonio Street
   Austin, TX 78701
   Tel: (512) 474-7677
   Fax: (512) 474-5306
   Email: Charles@rosslawpc.com


MENTOR GRAPHICS: Faces "Haroutunian" Securities Class Action
------------------------------------------------------------
George Haroutunian, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Mentor Graphics Corporation, Walden
C. Rhines, Gregory K. Hinckley and Joseph Reinhart, Defendants,
Case No. 3:16-cv-00470-BR (D. Or., March 18, 2016), seeks
compensatory damages against the Defendants for misrepresentations
or failure to disclose material facts in Mentor Graphics'
financial reports during the class period.

The Plaintiff brings this securities class action on behalf of all
purchasers of Mentor Graphics securities between August 21, 2014
and November 19, 2015, inclusive. The Complaint asserts that the
Defendants assured investors that the Company's differentiated
product offerings insulated the Company from competitive pricing
pressures competitor's product expected to be released in 2015 and
that mergers and acquisitions among its customer base were
improving Mentor Graphics' leverage in pricing and not costing the
Company business either through discounts or reduction in R&D
spend post-consolidation.

The Plaintiff contends that the "Safe Harbor" warnings
accompanying the Company's purportedly forward looking statements
during the Class Period were ineffective to shield those
statements from liability.

The Defendants, according to the Plaintiff, are liable for any
false or leading forward-looking statement because at the time
that each such statement was made, the speaker knew it was false
or misleading or that it was authorized and/or approved by an
executive officer who knew it was false or misleading.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Jennifer S. Wagner, Esq.
   Gary M. Berne, Esq.
   STOLL STOLL BERNE LOKTING & SHLACHTER P.C.
   209 S.W. Oak Street, Suite 500
   Portland, OR 97204
   Tel: (503) 227-1600
   Fax: (503) 227-6840
   Email: jwagner@stollberne.com
          gberne@stollberne.com

                        - and -

   Shawn A. Williams, Esq.
   Kenneth J. Black, Esq.
   ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
   Post Montgomery Center
   One Montgomery Street, Suite 1800
   San Francisco, CA 94104
   Tel: (415) 288-4545
   Fax: (415) 288-4534
   Email: shawnw@rgrdlaw.com
          kennyb@rgrdlaw.com

         - and -

   Corey D. Holzer, Esq.
   Marshall P. Dees, Esq.
   HOLZER & HOLZER, LLC
   1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 410
   Atlanta, GA 30338
   Tel: (770) 392-0090
   Fax: (770) 392-0029
   Email: cholzer@holzerlaw.com


MICHAELS COMPANIES: Faces "Oom" Suit Over Deceptive Products
------------------------------------------------------------
Danielle Oom and Zachary Spofford, Plaintiffs, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated v. The Michaels Companies,
Inc., et al., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00257 (W.D. Mich.,
March 11, 2016), seeks damages for defendants' misrepresentation
of products and services.

The Plaintiff and class members alleged that the Defendants
engaged in unfair competition or unfair, unconscionable, deceptive
or fraudulent acts or practices in violation of the state consumer
protection statutes. The direct and proximate result of the
Defendants' misrepresentation and unlawful course of conduct was
the inducement of Plaintiffs and members of the class to purchase
custom framing products and services from Defendants.

The Defendants are engaged in framing business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Laura L. Sheets, Esq.
      LIDDLE & DUBIN, P.C.
      975 E. Jefferson Ave.
      Detroit, MI 48207
      Tel: (313) 392-0015
      Fax: (313) 392-0025
      Email: lsheets@ldclassaction.com

            - and -

      Paul C. Whalen, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF PAUL C. WHALEN, P.C.
      768 Plandome Road
      Manhasset, NY 11030
      Tel: (516) 426-6870
      Fax: (212) 658-9685
      Email: pcwhalen@gmail.com

                            - and -

      Jasper D. Ward IV, Esq.
      Alex C. Davis, Esq.
      JONES WARD PLC
      Marion E. Taylor Building
      312 S. Fourth Street, Sixth Floor
      Louisville, KY 40202
      Tel: (502) 882-6000
      Fax: (502)587-2007
      Email: jasper@jonesward.com

             - and -

      Amanda C. Francis, Esq.
      R. Keith Fuicelli, Esq.
      FUICELLI & LEE, P.C.
      1731 Gilpin Ave.
      Denver, CO 80218
      Tel: (303) 355-7202
      Fax: (303) 355-7208
      Email: afrancis@fuicellilee.com


NANDO RESTAURANT: "Gagne" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
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Sophie Gagne, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and others similarly
situated v. Ba Sor, Inc., d/b/a Nando Restaurant and Fernando
Sorrentino, Defendants, Case No. 0:16-cv-60585-WJZ (S.D., Fla.,
March 18, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to
pay wages and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendant Ba Sor, Inc., d/b/a Nando Restaurant is engaged in
restaurant business and located at 2500 East Hallandale Beach
Boulevard, Hallandale, Florida 33009.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Keith M. Stern, Esq.
   Hazel Solis Rojas, Esq.
   LAW OFFICE OF KEITH M. STERN, P.A.
   8333 NW 53rd Street, Suite 450
   Doral, FL 33166
   Tel: (561) 299-3703
   Fax: (561) 288-9031
   Email: employlaw@keithstern.com
          hsolis@workingforyou.com



NATERA INC: Warren Police System Suit Removed to N.D. Cal.
----------------------------------------------------------
City of Warren Police and Fire Retirement System, Plaintiff,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v.
Natera, Inc., Matthew Rabinowitz, Herm Rosenman, Jonathan Sheena,
Roelof F. Botha, Todd Cozzens, Edward C. Driscoll, Jr., James I.
Healy, John Steuart, Sequoia Capital XII, LP, SC XII Management,
LLC, Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII, LP, Lightspeed Ultimate
General Partner VII, LTD., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Owen and
Company, LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co., Robert W. Baird & CO.
Incorporated, Wedbush Securities Inc. and Does 1-25, Defendants,
was removed from the Superior Court of the State of California,
County of San Mateo to the United States District Court, Northern
District of California on March 24, 2016. The Calif. Dist. Ct.
assigned Case No. 3:16-cv-01460 to the proceeding.

The Complaint asserts Securities Act violations.

The Defendant is represented by:

   Bruce G. Vanyo, Esq.
   Richard H. Zelichov, Esq.
   Christina L. Costley, Esq.
   KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP
   2029 Century Park East, Suite 2600
   Los Angeles, CA 900670-3012
   Tel: (310) 788-4400
   Fax: (310) 788-4471
   Email: bruce@kattenlaw.com
          richard.zelichov@kattenlaw.com
          christina.costley@kattenlaw.com


NATERA INC: "Cahoj" Securities Class Suit Removed to N.D. Cal.
--------------------------------------------------------------
Mika Cahoj, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Natera, Inc., Matthew Rabinowitz, Jonathan
Sheena, Herm Rosenman, Roelof F. Botha, Todd Cozzens, Edward C.
Driscoll, Jr., James I. Healy, John Steuart, SC XII Management,
LLC, Sequoia Capital XII, LP, Lightspeed Ultimate General Partner
VIII, LTD., Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII, LP, Morgan Stanley &
CO. LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, Piper Jaffray & CO., Robert W.
Baird & CO. Incorporated, Wedbush Securities Inc. and Does 1-25,
Defendants was removed from the Superior Court of the State of
California, County of San Mateo to United States District Court
Northern District of California on March 28, 2016.  The Calif.
Northern District Court assigned Case No. 3:16-cv-01512-HSG to the
proceeding.

The Complaint asserts Securities Act violations.

The Defendant is represented by:

   Bruce G. Vanyo, Esq.
   Richard H. Zelichov, Esq.
   Christina L. Costley, Esq.
   KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP
   2029 Century Park East, Suite 2600
   Los Angeles, CA 900670-3012
   Tel: (310) 788-4400
   Fax: (310) 788-4471
   Email: bruce@kattenlaw.com
          richard.zelichov@kattenlaw.com
          christina.costley@kattenlaw.com


NATIONAL CEMENT: Faces "Valenzuela" Suit Over Labor Code Breach
---------------------------------------------------------------
Brian Valenzuela, an individual, Nathan Child, an individual, Kyle
Adams, an individual, on behalf of themselves and all others
similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. National Cement Company,
Inc., a Delaware corporation, Concrete Holding Company of
California, a corporation, National Ready Mixed Concrete Company,
a California corporation, Builders Concrete, Inc., a California
Corporation, Viking Ready Mix Company, Inc., a California
corporation, the Defendants, Case No. BC614640 (Cal Super. Ct.,
Los Angeles County, March 25, 2016), seeks to recover liquidated
damages, injunctive relief, unpaid wages, pre-judgment interest,
attorney fees from Defendants, pursuant to the IWG Wage Orders &
the California Labor Code (CLC).

National Cement Company of California engages in production and
distribution of cement. National Cement Company of California,
Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Encino, California.
The company is a subsidiary of National Cement Company of
California, Inc.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Matthew J. Matern, Esq.
          Dalia Khalili, Esq.
          Tagore O. Sobramanian, Esq.
          Shayna E. Dickstein, Esq.
          MATERN LAW GROUP
          1230 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200
          Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
          Telephone: (310) 531-1900
          Facsimile: (310) 531 1901


NATIONAL COMMERCIAL: Faces "Grunstein" Suit in E.D.N.Y.
-------------------------------------------------------
A lawsuit has been filed against National Commercial Services.
The case is captioned as Steven Grunstein, on behalf of himself
and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. National
Commercial Services, d/b/a NCS, the Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-
01485 (E.D.N.Y., Brooklyn, March 25, 2016).

National Commercial Services was founded in 1996. The company's
line of business includes collection and adjustment services on
claims and other insurance related issues. The Company is based in
Van Nuys, California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Alan J Sasson, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF ALAN J. SASSON, P.C.
          2687 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
          Brooklyn, NY 11235
          Telephone: (718) 339 0856
          Facsimile: (347) 244 7178
          E-mail: alan@sassonlaw.com


NATIONAL RETAIL: "Valdez" Suit Moved from Super Ct. to C.D. Cal.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Hector A. Valdez, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, v. National Retail Transportation, Inc., a Pennsylvania
corporation, and Does 1-50, inclusive, the Defendants, Case No.
BC574626, was removed from the Superior Court of California, Los
Angeles County, to the US District Court for the Central District
of California (Western Division - Los Angeles). The Central
District Court assigned Case No. 2:16-cv-02057-DSF-E to the
proceeding.

National Retail Transportation provides LTL trucking, store
delivery, pool point distribution, and pier drayage services. The
company was incorporated in 1979 and is based in North Bergen, New
Jersey. National Retail Transportation, Inc. operates as a
subsidiary of National Retail Systems, Inc. The Company is based
in North Bergen, New Jersey.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          James R Hawkins, Esq.
          Gregory E. Mauro, Esq.
          JAMES HAWKINS APLC
          9880 Research Drive Suite 200
          Irvine, CA 92618
          Telephone: (949) 387 7200
          Facsimile: (949) 387 6676
          E-mail: james@jameshawkinsaplc.com
                  greg@jameshawkinsaplc.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Jeffrey Scott Ranen, Esq.
          Ryan Phillip Patterson, Esq.
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD AND SMITH LLP
          633 West 5th Street Suite 4000
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 250 1800
          Facsimile: (213) 250 7900
          E-mail: Jeffrey.Ranen@lewisbrisbois.com
                  ryan.patterson@lewisbrisbois.com


NEW YORK TIMES: Faces Class Suit Over Subscription Fees
-------------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reported that a class action in San Diego,
Superior Court claims The New York Times offers trial
subscriptions for its Sunday edition for $2 a week without
adequately disclosing that it will bill customers' credit cards
$38 month after the trial period.


NUTRONICS INC: "Rodriguez" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
-------------------------------------------------------------
Gabriel A. Rodriguez, Plaintiff, v. Nutronics, Inc., a Florida
Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 0:16-cv-60590-WJZ (S.D. Fla.,
March 21, 2016), seeks to recover overtime compensation,
declaratory relief, back pay and liquidated damages, attorney's
fees and all other relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29
U.S.C. Sec. 201.

The complaint says the Plaintiff routinely worked more than 40
hours in a workweek and has never received any overtime
compensation, and was forced to work during lunch break and was
deducted for lost goods.

Defendant operates a consumer electronics store located at 19575
Biscayne Boulevard 1091, Aventura, Florida, 33180.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Valerie Kiffin Lewis, Esq.
      VALERIE KIFFIN LEWIS, P.A.
      401 NW 7th Avenue
      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
      Tel: (954) 252-3400
      Fax: (954) 527-2227


NYC TAXI & LIMOUSINE: Show Cause Hearing in "Baptiste" on May 11
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In the case, Baptiste, Lerones Mohammed Hussain; Petros Petratos
and Yefim Filozov, on behalf of themselves and all others
similarly situated, v. The City of New York, The New York City
Taxi and Limousine Commission and Meera Joshi, In Her Capacity As
Chairman Of The New York City Taxiand Limousine Commission, Case
No. 100391/2016 (N.Y. Sup., March 16, 2016), the hearing on the
Plaintiffs' motion for an order to show cause has been adjourned
to May 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is an agency of
the government of New York City that regulates medallion (yellow)
taxicabs, livery cabs, "black cars", commuter vans, paratransit
vehicles (ambulettes), and some luxury limousines.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   CUTI HECKER WANG LLP
   305 Broadway, Ste 607
   New York, NY 10007
   Tel: (212) 620-2600


O'CHARLEY'S LLC: "Hemmer" Suit Seeks Wages and OT Pay
-----------------------------------------------------
Tiffany Hemmer, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all other
similarly situated current and former employees v. O'Charley's
LLC, O'Charley's Management Company, LLC and O'Charley's Service
Company, LLC, Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00637 (M.D. Tenn.,
March 21, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to
pay wage and overtime for work performed in excess of 40 hours
pursuant to Fair Labor Standards Act.

O'Charley's owns and operates a restaurant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Gordon E. Jackson, Esq.
   James L. Holt, Jr., Esq.
   J. Russ Bryant, Esq.
   Paula R. Jackson, Esq.
   JACKSON, SHIELDS, YEISER & HOLT
   262 German Oak Drive
   Memphis, TN 38018
   Tel: (901) 754-8001
   Fax: (901) 759-1745
   Email: gjackson@jsyc.com
          jholt@jsyc.com
          rbryant@jsyc.com
          pjackson@jsyc.com


OBESITY RESEARCH: Faces Calif. Suit Over Weight-Loss Pill
---------------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reported that a federal class action in
San Diego claims the Obesity Research Institute and eight others
falsely push Lipozene as a "clinically proven" weight-loss pill.
The defendants: Henny Den Uijl; Sandra Den Uijl; Bryan Corlett;
Obesity Research Institute; Continuity Products, a Delaware LLC;
National Weight Loss Institute; Zodiac Foundation; Conversion
Systems; and Innotrac Corp.


PARAMOUNT FOODS: "Chumil" Suit Seeks Payment of Wages, OT & Tips
----------------------------------------------------------------
Marvin Chumil, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. Paramount Foods Inc. (d/b/a Baluchi's),
Rakesh Aggarwal and Rohan Aggarwal, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-
01885-JMF (E.D. N.Y., November 20, 2015) is brought against the
Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.  The Complaint
also asserts that under the both law FLSA and NYLL, Defendants
were not entitled to take a tip credit because Plaintiff's non-
tipped duties exceeded 20% of each workday.

Defendants own and operate an Indian restaurant located at 257
Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michael Faillace, Esq.
   MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
   60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2540
   New York, NY 10165
   Tel: (212) 317-1200
   Fax: (212) 317-1620
   Email: Faillace@employmentcompliance.com


PARKCHESTER SOUTH: Faces "Diaz" Suit in N.Y. Supreme Court
----------------------------------------------------------
A lawsuit has been filed against The Parkchester South. The case
is captioned Diaz, Ruben, and all other similarly situated owners
of individual condominium units of the Parkchester South
Condominium, the Plaintiffs, v. The Parkchester South Condominium,
Inc. and Board of Managers of The Parkchester South Condominium,
Inc., the Defendants, Case No. 0:15-cv-62634-PAS (N.Y. Sup. Ct.,
Bronx Cty., March 25, 2016).

The Parkchester South Condominium was founded in 1983. The
Company's line of business includes renting, buying, selling and
appraising real estate. The Company is based in Bronx, New York.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mitchell L. Perry, Esq.

The Defendants are represented by:

          FASULO, BRAVERMAN & DIMAGGIO
          505 8th Avenue
          New York, NY


PERFECT 10 MEN'S CLUB: Faces "Birkman" Suit Over Unpaid Wages
-------------------------------------------------------------
Angela Birkman, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all
similarly situated persons v. L.L.C., Inc., d/b/a Perfect 10 Men's
Club, Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-401 (W.D. Tex., March 23, 2016),
seeks wages and overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40
each workweek pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant L.L.C., Inc., d/b/a Perfect 10 Men's Club is engaged in
the adult entertainment industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Charles L. Scalise, Esq.
   Daniel B. Ross, Esq.
   ROSS LAW GROUP
   1104 San Antonio Street
   Austin, TX 78701
   Tel: (512) 474-7677
   Fax: (512) 474-5306
   Email: Charles@rosslawpc.com


PERFORMANCE SPORTS: Faces "Apel" Securities Class Action
--------------------------------------------------------
Brian Apel, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Performance Sports Group LTD., Kevin Davis,
Mark Vendetti and Amir Rosenthal, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-
01881 (C.D. Cal., March 18, 2016), seeks compensatory damages for
the Defendants' misrepresentations or failure to disclose material
facts in Performance Sports' financial reports during the class
period.

The Plaintiff brings this securities class action on behalf of all
purchasers of the PSG securities between August 27, 2015 and March
7, 2016, inclusive. According to the Plaintiff, during the class
period the Defendants made false and/or misleading statements
and/or failed to disclose that Sports Authority's financial woes
would impact PSG's financial performance, the baseball and
softball markets were in decline, the consolidation of PSG's U.S.
Hockey customers would create a smaller demand for hockey
equipment and as a result, Defendants' statements about PSG's
business, operations and prospects were materially false and
misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

PSG is engaged in designing, manufactures and marketing
performance sports equipment and related apparel for hockey,
baseball, softball and lacrosse.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Laurence M. Rosen, Esq.
   THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.
   355 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 2450
   Los Angeles, CA 90071
   Tel: (213) 785-2610
   Fax: (213) 226-4684
   Email: lrosen@rosenlegal.com


PERSONAL TOUCH CEANING: "Linares" Suit Seeks Payment of Wages
-------------------------------------------------------------
Jimmy O. Linares, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Personal Touch Cleaning & Maintenance, Inc.,
et al., Defendants, Case No. BC613182 (Cal. Super., March 9,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to provide
meal periods at the proper intervals, rest period, pay all wages
owed including overtime, provide accurate wage statements, pay all
wages owed to terminated or separated employees in a timely manner
and pay all vacation pay owed to terminated or separated employees
pursuant to the state Labor Code.

Defendants provide janitorial and maintenance services to
residential homeowner associations throughout California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Zorik Mooradian, Esq.
      Haik Hacopian, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF ZORIK MOORADIAN
      5023 N. Parkway
      Calabasas, CA 91302
      Tel: (818) 876-9627
      Fax: (888) 783-1030
      Email: zorik@mooradianlaw.com
             haik.hacopian@gmail.com


PHARMACA INTEGRATIVE: Faces "Deckard" Suit Over Security Breach
---------------------------------------------------------------
Shannon Deckard, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-00607-JLK (D. Col., March 15, 2016),
seeks damages and injunctive relief for cyber-security breach (the
"Data Breach") of the Defendant's system.  The Complaint says
Plaintiffs' information was disclosed to cybercriminals whom were
able to perpetrate a breach of this depth and scope because
Pharmaca failed to maintain reasonable and adequate security
measures and protect employees' information from access and
disclosure.

Boulder, Colorado-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc. is a
corporation engaged in pharmaceutical business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Daniel Kalish, Esq.
   HKM EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS LLP
   730 17th Street, Suite 900
   Denver, CO 80202
   Tel: 303-991-3075
   Email: dkalish@hkm.com

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   Donald W. Heyrich, Esq.
   Jason A. Rittereiser, Esq.
   HKM EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS LLP
   600 Stewart Street, Suite 901
   Seattle, WA 98101
   Tel: 206-838-2504
   Email: dheyrich@hkm.com
          jrittereiser@hkm.com

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   Peter D. Stutheit, Esq.
   STUTHEIT KALIN LLC
   308 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 325
   Portland, OR 97204d
   Tel: (503) 493-7488
   Email: peter@peterstutheit.com


PILOT CORP: Faces "Ivy" Suit in Tenn. Over Credit Hold Scheme
-------------------------------------------------------------
Dorene Ivy, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and all others
similarly situated v. Pilot Corporation and Pilot Travel Centers,
LLC, d/b/a Pilot Flying J, Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00139
(E.D. Tenn., March 21, 2016), seeks damages against the Defendants
for failure to disclose the Credit "Holds" to fuel customers who
use American Express Card.

The Complaint alleges that the Defendants failed to warn or give
notice to customers that once they swipe their credit card, an
excessive "hold" will be placed on their credit account not only
in an amount greatly exceeding the amount of their actual
purchase, but even if they fail to pump a single gallon of fuel.

Pilot owns and oiperates fuel centers, convenience stores and
travel centers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Gordon Ball, Esq.
   GORDON BALL, PLLC
   550 West Main Street, Ste. 600
   Knoxville, TN 37902
   Tel: (865) 525-7028
   Fax: (865) 525-4679
   Email: gball@gordonball.com

       - and -

   Thomas C. Jessee, Esq.
   JESSEE & JESSEE
   412 East Unaka Avenue
   P.O. Box 997
   Johnson City, TN 37605-0997
   Tel: 423-928-7176

       - and -

   Lance K. Baker, Esq.
   THE BAKER LAW FIRM
   550 Main Street, Ste. 600
   Knoxville, TN 37902
   Tel: 865-525-7028
   Fax: 865-525-4679
   Email: lkbakerlaw@gmail.com


PILOT CORP: Faces "Darby" Suit in Tenn. Over Credit Hold Scheme
---------------------------------------------------------------
Nolan C. Darby, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Pilot Corporation and Pilot Travel Centers,
LLC, d/b/a Pilot Flying J, Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00138
(E.D. Tenn., March 21, 2016), seeks damages against the Defendants
for failure to disclose the Credit "Holds" to fuel customers who
use visa or MasterCard card credit cards.

The Complaint alleges that the Defendants failed to warn or give
notice to customers that once they swipe their credit card, an
excessive "hold" will be placed on their credit account not only
in an amount greatly exceeding the amount of their actual
purchase, but even if they fail to pump a single gallon of fuel.

Pilot owns and operates fuel centers, convenience stores and
travel centers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Gordon Ball, Esq.
   GORDON BALL, PLLC
   550 West Main Street, Ste. 600
   Knoxville, TN 37902
   Tel: (865) 525-7028
   Fax: (865) 525-4679
   Email: gball@gordonball.com

       - and -

   Thomas C. Jessee, Esq.
   JESSEE & JESSEE
   412 East Unaka Avenue
   P.O. Box 997
   Johnson City, TN 37605-0997
   Tel: 423-928-7176

       - and -

   Lance K. Baker, Esq.
   THE BAKER LAW FIRM
   550 Main Street, Ste. 600
   Knoxville, TN 37902
   Tel: 865-525-7028
   Fax: 865-525-4679
   Email: lkbakerlaw@gmail.com


PNC BANK: Overstates Loan Balances, "Davidson" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------
Sharon L. Davidson, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and all others
similarly situated v. PNC Bank, N.A., Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-
569 (S.D. Ind., March 14, 2016), asserts that PNC failed to
provide accurate outstanding loan balances based on the best
information available, and overstated and exaggerated the
objections of Plaintiff and the members of the Class under their
respective mortgage agreements, in violation of the Truth in
Lending Act.

PNC Bank, NA is a banking institution.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Vess A. Miller, Esq.
   Irwin B. Levin, Esq.
   Richard E. Shevitz, Esq.
   COHEN & MALAD LLP
   One Indiana Square, Suite 1400
   Indianapolis, IN 46204
   Tel: (317) 636-6481
   Email: ilevin@cohenandmalad.com
          rshevitz@cohenandmalad.com
          vmiller@cohenandmalad.com

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   Patricia I. Avery, Esq.
   Chet B. Waldman, Esq.
   Matthew Insley-Pruitt, Esq.
   Robert S. Plosky, Esq.
   WOLF POPPER LLP
   845 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
   New York, NY 10022
   Tel: (212) 759-4600
   Email: pavery@wolfpopper.com
          cwaldman@wolfpopper.com
          minsley-pruitt@wolfpopper.com
          rplosky@wolfpopper.com


POSITIVE CONNECTIONS: Faces "Reed" Suit Over Unpaid Wages and OT
----------------------------------------------------------------
Charmaine Reed, et al., Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and
all other similarly situated persons v. Positive Connections, Inc.
a/k/a Student Transportation of America a/k/a STA, Defendant, Case
No. 1:16-cv-03377 (N.D. Ill., March 17, 2016), seeks payment of
minimum wage, and overtime compensation for all hours worked over
40 each workweek pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and
Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

STA operates buses. It is located at 2320 W 167th Street, Markham,
Illinois 60428.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Alejandro Caffarelli, Esq.
   Lorrie T. Peeters, Esq.
   Alexis D. Martin, Esq.
   CAFFARELLI & ASSOCIATES, LTD.
   224 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 300
   Chicago, IL 60604
   Tel: (312) 763-6880


PREDATOR PRESSURE: "Espinoza" Suit Seeks OT Pay
-----------------------------------------------
Jonathan Espinoza and Ryan Greeson, Plaintiffs v. Predator
Pressure Control and Crane Services, LLC and Randal Brooks,
Defendants, Case No. 5:16-cv-263 (W.D. Tex., March 15, 2016), is
brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime
compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Predator provides services in the oil and gas industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Josh Sanford, Esq.
   SANFORD LAW FIRM, PLLC
   650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 411
   Little Rock, AZ 72211
   Tel: (501) 221-0088
   Fax: (888) 787-2040
   Email: josh@sanfordlawfirm.com


PTC THERAPEUTICS: Faces "Parker" Securities Class Action
--------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Parker, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. PTC Therapeutics, Inc., et al., Defendants,
Case No. 2:16-cv-01384-MCA-MAH (D. N.J., March 11, 2016), seeks
compensatory damages for Defendants' materially false and
misleading statement issued during the class period.

The Plaintiff brings this securities class action on behalf of all
purchasers of the PTC Therapeutic securities between May 6, 2014
and February 23, 2016, inclusive. During the Class Period,
Defendants materially misled the investing public, thereby
inflating the price of PTC Therapeutics' securities, by publicly
issuing false and/or misleading statement and/or omitting to
disclose material facts necessary to make Defendants' statement,
as set forth hereon, not false and/or misleading.

PTC Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the
discovery, development and commercialization of orally
administered, small molecule therapeutics targeting an area of RNA
biology the Company refers to as post-transcriptional control.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Bruce D. Greenberg, Esq.
      LITE DEPALMA GREENBERG, LLC
      570 Broad Street, Suite 1201
      Newark, NJ 07102
      Tel: (973) 623-3000
      Fax: (973) 623-0858
      Email: bgreenberg@litedepalma.com

              - and -

      Jeremy A. Lieberman, Esq.
      J. Alexander Hood II, Esq.
      Marc Gorrie, Esq.
      600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Tel: (212) 661-1100
      Fax: (212) 661-8665
      Email: jalieberman@pomlaw.com
             ahood@pomlaw.com
             mgorrie@pomlaw.com

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       Patrick V. Dahlstrom, Esq.
       POMERANTZ LLP
       10 South La Salle Street, Suite 3505
       Chicago, IL 60603
       Tel: (312) 377-1181
       Fax: (312) 377-1184
       Email: pdahlstrom@pomlaw.com


PWS MEDICAL: Faces "Perez" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Genove Perez, Plaintiff, others similarly situated v. PWS Medical
P.A., Liana Ruiz-Hofseth, D.O. and Guillermo Samper, M.D.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-21028-KMW (S.D. Fla., March 21,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

PWS Medical P.A. offers primary care, wellness and spa services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Daniel T. Feld, Esq.
   LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL T. FELD, P.A.
   20801 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 403
   Aventura, FL 33180
   Tel: (786) 923-5899
   Email: DanielFeld.Esq@gmail.com

         - and -

   Isaac Mamane, Esq.
   MAMANE LAW LLC
   1150 Kane Concourse, Fourth Floor
   Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
   Tel: 305-773-6661
   Email: mamane@gmail.com


RAYMOUR & FLANIGAN: "Annecharico" Suit Removed to D. N.J.
---------------------------------------------------------
Tony Annecharico, Plaintiff, individually and as a class
representative on behalf of others similarly situated v. Raymour &
Flanigan and John Doe Individuals and Business 1-20, Defendants,
was removed from the New Jersey Superior Court to the United State
District Court, District of New Jersey on March 24, 2016. The New
Jersey District Court assigned Case No. 16-cv-01612-ELWTJB to the
proceeding.

The lawsuit asserts violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud
Act.

R&F is a retail store located at 526 West Route 70, Brick, New
Jersey.

The Defendant is represented by:

   Todd L. Schleitfstein, Esq.
   Philip R. Sellinger, Esq.
   GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
   500 Campus Drive, Suite 400
   Florham Park, NJ 07932
   Tel: (973) 360-7900
   Fax: (973) 301-8410


RCN TELECOM: Faces "Sheehan" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Zachairah Sheehan and Edward Carvalho, Plaintiffs, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated v. RCN Telecom
Services and RCN Telecom Services of Massachusetts, LLC,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-10509-DPW (D. Mass., March 11, 2016),
seeks overtime wage for all hours worked over 40 each workweek
pursuant to Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant RCN Telecom Services, Inc. is a company having its
principal place of business in Herndon, Virginia, which provides
telecommunications services to business and individuals throughout
the United States.

Defendant RCN Telecom Services of Massachusetts, LLC is a company
having its principal place of business in Princeton, New Jersey,
which provides telecommunications services principal place of
business in Princeton, New Jersey, which provides
telecommunications services to business and individuals in
Massachusetts.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Harold Lichten, Esq.
      LICHTEN & LISS-RIORDAN, P.C.
      729 Boylston Street, Suite 2000
      Boston, MA 02116
      Tel: (617) 994-5800
      Email: hlichten@llrlaw.com


REPUBLIC RESTAURANT: "Valle" Suit Seeks Wages & Overtime Pay
------------------------------------------------------------
Leonides Valle, Horacio Padilla and Luis Rincon Ponce, Plaintiffs,
on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated v.
Republic Restaurant Corp, et al., Defendants, case No. 1:16-cv-
02974 (N.D. Ill., March 9, 2016), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to pay wages and overtime in violation of
the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

The Defendants are engaged in the restaurant business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Alvar Ayala, Esq.
      Christopher J. Williams, Esq.
      WORKERS' LAW OFFICE, P.C.
      53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 701
      Chicago, IL 60604
      Tel: (312) 795-9121


RES-CARE INC: Violated FLSA & MMWL, "Eddins" Suit Claims
--------------------------------------------------------
Travon Eddins, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Res-Care, Inc., the Defendant, Case
No. 4:16-cv-00416 (E.D. Mo., Eastern Div., March 25, 2016), seeks
to recover overtime compensation, for violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA), and the Missouri Minimum Wage Law (MMWL).

Res-Care, Inc. (ResCare), a human service company, provides
residential, therapeutic, job training, and educational support
services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Its
Residential Services segment offers disability, mental
health/mental illness, acquired brain injury, youth residential,
and rest assured services for individuals with cognitive,
intellectual, and other developmental disabilities; and group
homes, supported living, in-home, foster or companion care, and
vocational and habilitation.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Ryan M. Furniss, Esq.
          THE FURNISS LAW FIRM, LLC
          200 S. Hanley Road, Suite 1103
          St. Louis, MO 63105
          Telephone: (314) 914 2522
          Facsimile: (314) 627 5891
          E-mail: rfurniss@furnisslaw.com

               - and -

          Anthony J. Lazzaro, Esq.
          Chastity L. Christy, Esq.
          Lori M. Griffin, Esq.
          THE LAZZARO LAW FIRM, LLC
          920 Rockefeller Building
          614 W. Superior Avenue
          Cleveland, Ohio 44113
          Telephone: (216) 696 5000
          Facsimile: (216) 696 7005
          E-mail: anthony@lazzarolawfirm.com
                  chastity@lazzarolawfirm.com
                  lori@lazzarolawfirm.com


RGS FINANCIAL: Faces "Steinwurzel" Suit in New York
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Shoshie Steinwurzel, on behalf of herself and all other similarly
situated consumers, Plaintiff v. RGS Financial, Inc., Defendant,
Case No. 1:16-cv-01320 (E.D. N.Y., March 16, 2016), alleges
violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

RGS Financial, Inc. is a nationally recognized BPO and accounts
receivable management company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Maxim Maximov, Esq.
   MAXIM MAXIMOV, LLP
   1701 Avenue P
   Brooklyn, NY 11229
   Tel: (718) 395-3459
   Fax: (718) 408-9570
   Email: m@maximovlaw.com


ROCKWATER ENERGY: Faces "Estraca" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
-------------------------------------------------------------
Juan Estraca and Richard Ken Barrera, Plaintiffs, on behalf of
themselves and others similarly situated v. Rockwater Energy
Solutions, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 5:16-cv-00310 (W.D. Tex.,
March 28, 2016), is brought against the Defendant for failure to
pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Rockwater Energy Solutions is a fluids and environmental solutions
provider offering customized products and services to the water,
stimulation, fracturing, fluids and production needs of customers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Daryl J. Sinkule, Esq.
   Dorian Vandenberg-Rodes
   SHELLIST/LAZARS/SLOBIN LLP
   11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1515
   Houston, TX 77046
   Tel: (713) 621-2277
   Fax: (713) 621-0993
   Email: dsinkule@eeoc.net
          drodes@eeoc.net


RUANE CUNNIFF: Faces "Cooper" Suit Over DST 401(k) Plan Losses
--------------------------------------------------------------
Clive V. Cooper, Plaintiff, individually and as a representative
of class of participants and beneficiaries, on behalf of the DST
Systems, Inc. 401(K) Profit Sharing Plan, v. Ruane Cunniff &
Goldfarb Inc., et al., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-01900
(S.D.N.Y., March 14, 2016), alleges that the Defendants pursued an
exceptionally imprudent investment strategy with respect to a
significant portion of the DST Systems, Inc. 401(k) Profit Sharing
Plan's assets -- which they invested without any input or
oversight by participants in the Plan -- and/or failed to
adequately monitor the investments of the Plan and the fiduciaries
pursuing this investment "strategy."  As a direct result and
consequence of these imprudent investment decisions and related
misconduct, the Plan and its participants have suffered losses of
well in excess of $100 million.

The Defendants are: Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc., DST Systems,
Inc., The Advisory Committee of the DST Systems, Inc., 401 (K)
Profit Sharing Plan, The Compensation Committee of the Board of
Directors of DST Systems, Inc., Jerome H. Bailey, Lynn Dorsey
Bleil, Lowell L. Bryan, Gary D. Forsee, Gregg WM. Givens, Charles
E. Haldeman, Jr., Samuel G. Liss and John Does 1-20.

Defendant Ruane Cunnif & Goldfarb, Inc. ("RGG" or "Ruane") is a
Delaware corporation and registered investment adviser with its
principal place of business in New York, New York.

Defendant DST Systems is the plan sponsor and plan administrator,
a designated fiduciary of the Plan and a fiduciary under ERISA.

Defendant, the Advisory Committee of the DST Systems, Inc. 401(k)
Profit Sharing Plan is a named fiduciary under the Plan and under
ERISA.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Laurie Rubinow, Esq.
   James E. Miller, Esq.
   SHEPHERD, FINKELMAN, MILLER & SHAH, LLP
   65 Main Street
   Chester, CT 06412
   Tel: (860) 526-1100
   Fax: (866) 300-7367
   Email: jmiller@sfmslaw.com
          lrubinow@sfmslaw.com

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   Ronald S. Kravitz, Esq.
   Kolin C. Tang, Esq.
   SHEPHERD, FINKELMAN, MILLER & SHAH, LLP
   One California Street,Suite 900
   San Francisco, CA 94111
   Tel: (415) 429-5272
   Fax: (866) 300-7367
   Email: rkravvitz@sfmslaw.com
          ktang@sfmslaw.com

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   Rose F. Luzon, Esq.
   Chiharu G. Sekino, Esq.
   SHEPHERD, FINKELMAN, MILLER & SHAH, LLP
   401 West A Street, Suite 2550
   San Diego, CA 92101
   Tel: 619-235-2416
   Fax: (866) 300-7367
   Email: rluzon@sfmslaw.com
          csekino@sfmslaw.com


RUBY'S RESIDENTIAL: "Strode" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
----------------------------------------------------
Jacqueline Strode, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. Ruby's Residential Care, Inc. and Anita
Pierce, Defendants, Case No. 8:15-cv-00592-JSM-AEP (M.D. Fla.,
March 11, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to
pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants operate an assisted living facility located in
Hillsborough County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Marc R. Edelman, Esq.
      MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
      201 N. Franklin Street, #700
      Tampa, FL 33602
      Tel: 813-223-5505
      Fax: 813-257-0572
      Email: MEdelman@forthepeople.com


SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC: Washing Machines Defective, "Moore" Suit Says
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Suzann Moore and Michelle Soto Fielder, Plaintiffs, on behalf of a
class of all persons similarly situated v. Samsung Electronics
America, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-00538-TWP-DML (S.D.
Ind., March 9, 2016), seeks damages for defective washing machine.

The Complaint says that the Defendant has knowledge that its
washing machine was defective in that they were prone to
explosion.

Samsung is in the business of manufacturing, producing,
distributing and selling Washing Machines to customers throughout
the United States, both directly and through its network of
authorized dealers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Scott L. Starr, Esq.
      Andrew B. Miller, Esq.
      Mark S. Fryman, Esq.
      Jacob M. O'Brien, Esq.
      STARR AUSTEN & MILLER, LLP
      201 S. Third Street
      Logansport, IN 46947
      Tel: 574-722-6676
      Email: starr@starrsuaten.com
             miller@starrausten.com
             fryman@starrausten.com
             Obrien@starrausten.com

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      Carl Joseph Brizzi III, Esq.
      CARL BRIZZI & ASSOCIATES, LLC
      11650 Olio Road, Suite 1000-26
      Fishers, IN 46037
      Tel: 317-634-4994
      Email: carlbrizzi@yahoo.com

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      Anthony W. Patterson, Esq.
      PARR RICHEY OBREMSKEY FRANDSEN & PATTERSON, LLP
      225 W. Main St.
      Lebanon, IN 46052
      Tel: 765-482-0110
      Fax: 765-483-3444
      Email: tpatterson@parrlaw.com


SANTA FE NATURAL: Faces "Lecompte" Suit Over Misleading Labels
--------------------------------------------------------------
C.M. Lecompte, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. and
Reynolds American, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00221-KK-KBM
(D.N.M., March 23, 2016), seeks damages for the false, deceptive
and misleading labels of cigarettes as "Natural" and "Addictive-
Free" during the Class Period.

Defendant Reynolds American, Inc. is engaged in the tobacco
business, and has a principal place of business at 401 North Main
Street, Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101.

Defendant Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. is a subsidiary
of Reynolds American, Inc.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Nancy R. Long. Esq.
   LONG, KOMER & ASSOCIATES, PA
   2200 Brothers Road
   P.O. Box 5098
   Santa Fe, NM 87502
   Tel: (505) 982-8405
   Email: nancy@longkomer.com
          vmarco@longkomer.com

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   Hart L. Robinovitch, Esq.
   ZIMMERMAN REED, LLP
   14646 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 145
   Scottsdale, AZ 85254
   Tel: (800) 493-2827
   Email: hart.robinovitch@zimmreed.com

         - and -

   June Pineda Hoidal, Esq.
   1100 IDS Center
   80 South 8th Street
   Minneapolis, MN 55402
   Tel: (612) 341-0400
   Email: june.hoidal@zimmreed.com

        - and -

   Caleb Marker, Esq.
   2381 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 328
   Manhattan Beach, CA 90254
   Tel: (877) 500-8780
   Email: caleb.marker@zimmreed.com


SANTA FE NATURAL: Faces "Grandison" Suit Over Misleading Labels
---------------------------------------------------------------
Danae Grandison, et al., Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company,
Inc. and Reynolds American, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-
01464 (E.D. N.Y., March 24, 2016), seeks damages for the false,
deceptive and misleading labels of cigarettes as "Natural" and
"Addictive-Free" during the Class Period.

Defendant Reynolds American, Inc. is engaged in tobacco production
with a principal place of business at 401 North Main Street,
Winston-Salem North Carolina 27101.

Defendant Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. is a subsidiary
of Reynolds American, Inc.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Kim E. Richman, Esq.
   THE RICHMAN LAW GROUP
   81 Prospect Street
   Brooklyn, NY 11201
   Tel: (718) 705-4579
   Fax: (718) 228-8522
   Email: krichman@richmanlawgroup.com

        - and -

   D. Greg Blankinship, Esq.
   Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Esq.
   Todd S. Garber, Esq.
   1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
   White Plains, NY 10605
   Tel: (914) 298-3281
   Fax: (914) 824-1561
   Email: gblankinship@fbfglaw.com
          jfrei-pearson@fbfglaw.com
          tgarber@fbfglaw.com

         - and -

   Joshua H. Eggnatz, Esq.
   EGGNATZ, LOPATIN & PASCUCCI, LLP
   5400 S. University Drive, Ste. 413
   Davie, FL 33328
   Tel: (954) 889-3359
   Fax: (954) 889-5913
   Email: JEggnatz@EggnatzLaw.com


SAVE ON LLC: Faces Wilder Chiropractic Suit Over Phone Calls
------------------------------------------------------------
Wilder Chiropractic, Inc., individually and as the representative
of a class of similarly situated persons, Plaintiff v. Save On,
LLC and John Does 1-10, Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00168 (W.D.
Wis., March 16, 2016), sues over unwanted telephone calls.

Save On, LLC is engaged in online shopping.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Brian J. Wanca, Esq.
   Ryan Michael Kelly, Esq.
   Anderson + Wanca
   3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 760
   Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
   Tel: (847) 368-1500
   Fax: (847) 368-1501
   Email: buslit@andersonwanca.com
          rkelly@andersonwanca.com


SCHLUMBERGER LIMITED: Faces "Jackson" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Aaron Jackson, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all other
similarly situated v. Schlumberger Limited (Schlumberger N.V.) fka
Smith International, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 6:16-cv-0374-RFD-
PJH (W.D. La., March 21, 2016), is brought against the Defendant
for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Schlumberger Limited (Schlumberger N.V.) fka Smith International,
Inc. is engaged in oilfield services company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Kenneth D. St. Pe
   KENNETH D. ST. PE, LLC
   311 West University Avenue, Suite A
   Lafayette, LA 70506
   Tel: (337) 534-4043


SEA GULL HOLIDAY: "Zhang" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime, Back Pay
-------------------------------------------------------------
Ray Zhang, on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated,
Plaintiff, v. Sea Gull Holiday, Skyline Group, Inc., Seagull
Coach, Inc., Charlie Liu and DOES 1-100, inclusive, Defendants,
Case No. BC614420 (Cal. Super., Los Angeles County, March 21,
2016), seeks unpaid minimum and overtime wages, interests and
penalties pursuant to California Labor Laws.

Plaintiff was misclassified as an independent contractor, thus was
denied itemized wage statements, meal breaks, overtime and final
pay as well as subjected to illegal deductions.

Defendants jointly operate tour facilities in Monterey Park,
California where the Plaintiff worked in a customer service
capacity.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Paul P. Cheng, Esq.
      Julia C. Tsai, Esq.
      Michael A. Amaro, Esq.
      Long Z. Liu, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF PAUL P. CHENG
      301 N. Lake Ave., 8th Floor
      Pasadena, CA 91101
      Tel: (626) 356-8880
      Fax: (888) 213-8196
      Email: ppc@paulchenglaw.com
             jtsai@paulchenglaw.com
             mamaro@paulchenglaw.com
             litigation@paulchenglaw.com


SKYSTONE GROUP: Faces Class Action by Ivas Facilities
-----------------------------------------------------
Ivas Facilities Services, LLC, Plaintiff, on behalf of itself and
on behalf of all others entitled to share in the trust funds, v.
Skystone Group, LLC, et al., Defendants, Case No. 651224/2016
(N.Y. Sup., March 9, 2016), seeks damages for Defendants' failure
to pay under the trust fund monies to the Lien Law Trust Fund
Beneficiaries, pursuant to the New York Lien Law.

IVA's claims arise from the failure and refusal of Skystone to pay
for construction work which IVAS, as a subcontractor of Skystone,
performed with respect to the Citizen M Hotel project, as well as
other construction materials, equipment and labor supplied by the
other Lien Law Trust Fund Beneficiaries for Skystone's use at the
Project and the unlawful diversion of said trust fund monies for
non-trust purposes.

Skystone Group, LLC is engaged in constructions services duly
authorized and existing under the laws of the State of New York,
with its principal place of business located in the City, State
and County of New York.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Alison I. Blaine, Esq.
      617 11th Avenue
      New York, NY 10036
      Tel: (212) 246-9090


SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: $1.5M Deal Has Initial OK
------------------------------------------------------------
Katherine Proctor, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that a federal judge in San Francisco preliminary approved a $1.5
million class action antitrust settlement accusing the American
Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted
Reproductive Technology of fixing prices for human eggs.

Lead plaintiff Lindsay Kamakahi claimed in 2011 that the
organizations set maximum compensation prices in violation of the
Sherman Act, "in an effort to keep egg donor compensation
artificially low and to retain more revenue."

Kamakahi also claimed that egg donors are paid the same hourly
rate as sperm donors, though egg donation procedures are lengthy,
painful and potentially dangerous, while sperm donations are not.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero preliminarily approved the
settlement on March 23.

It will apply to a class of "all women who sold human egg donor
services for the purpose of supplying human eggs to be used for
assisted fertility and reproductive purposes within the United
States and its territories at any time during the time period from
April 12, 2007 to the present - and who intend to sell donor
services in the future" to or through Society for Assisted
Reproductive Technology clinics.

Spero set a fairness hearing for Aug. 26.

Neither side's attorneys immediately responded to an email
requesting comment on March 29, afternoon.

The case captioned, LINDSAY KAMAKAHI and JUSTINE LEVY,
individually, and on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE
MEDICINE and SOCIETY FOR ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY.,
Defendants., Case No.  3:11-CV-1781 JCS (N.D. Cal.)


SOUTH BEACH DINER: Violated FLSA, "Alvarado" Suit Claims
--------------------------------------------------------
Oscar Alvarado, and others similarly-situated, the Plaintiff, v.
South Beach Diner, Inc., a Florida Corporation, Raymond Schnitzer,
individually, and Howard Sanders, individually, the Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-21081-JEM (S.D. Fla., Miami Div. March 25, 2016),
seeks to recover monetary damages, liquidated damages, interests,
costs and attorney's fees for willful violations of overtime pay
under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA).

During the relevant time period, Defendant regularly employed two
or more employees that sold, marketed and/or handled goods and/or
materials which travelled and/or were manufactured through
interstate commerce. Defendant also used electronic and telephonic
transmission lines to accept, obtain or solicit funds from sources
outside the State of Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel T. Feld, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL T. FELD, P.A.
          2847 Hollywood Blvd.
          Hollywood, FL 33020
          Telephone: (786) 923 5899
          E-mail: DanielFeld.Esq@gmail.com

               - and -

          Isaac Mamane, Esq.
          Mamane Law LLC
          1150 Kane Concourse, Fourth Floor
          Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
          Telephone: (305) 773 6661
          E-mail: mamane@gmail.com


SOUTHEASTERN GROCERS: "Vides" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
-----------------------------------------------------
Cesar F. Espinosa-Vides, Plaintiff, all others similarly situated
v. Southeastern Grocers, LLC d/b/a Winn-Dixie, Defendant, Case No.
16-CV-20945 (S.D. Fla., March 15, 2016), seeks overtime
compensation for all hours worked over 40 each workweek pursuant
to Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant, Southern Grocers, LLC owns and operates grocery stores
known as Bi-Low, Harvey's and Winn-Dixie.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Brian H. Pollock, Esq.
   FAIRLAW FIRM
   8603 S. Dixie Highway
   Suite 408
   Miami, FL 3343
   Tel: 305-230-4884
   Fax: 305-230-4844
   Email: brian@fairlawattorney.com


SPACE AGE COMMS: "Carter" Suit Seeks Wages & OT Pay
---------------------------------------------------
Marcus Carter, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Space Age Communications, Inc. and John S.
Pearcy, Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00714-L (N.D. Tex., March 14,
2016), seeks payment of minimum wage and overtime pay for all
hours worked over 40 each workweek pursuant to Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendant Space Age Communications, Inc. is engaged in the
telecommunications business.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   J. Derek Braziel, Esq.
   Jay Forester, Esq.
   LEE & BRAZIEL, L.L.P.
   1801 N. Lamar Street, Suite 325
   Dallas, TX 75202
   Tel: (214) 749-1400
   Fax: (214) 749-1010
   Email: www.overtimelawyer.com


SPARTAN ENERGY: Faces "Heusdain" Suit Over Wrongful Termination
---------------------------------------------------------------
Philippe Heusdain, Plaintiff v. Spartan Energy Services, LLC and
Spartan Flow Control Services, LLC, Defendants, Case No. 5:16-cv-
273 (W.D. Tex., March 17, 2016), is brought against the Defendants
for wrongful termination based on retaliation for participating in
a wage-hour overtime lawsuit styled Lopez v. Spartan Energy
Services, LLC, et al.

The Complaint asserts that the Lopez case was brought as a
collective action for failure to pay overtime pursuant to Fair
Labor Standards Act.  The Plaintiff says he is protected under the
FLSA in participating the Lopez case.

Spartan Energy Services, LLC provides tubing and flow control
products and services.

Spartan Flow Control Services, LLC is an environmental controls
manufacturer.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Joseph M. Schreiber, Esq.
   SCHREIBER / KNOCKAERT, PLLC
   4306 Yoakum Blvd, Suite 370
   Houston, TX 77006
   Tel: (281) 949-8904
   Fax: (281) 949-8914
   Email: joe@jsek.lawyer

         - and -

   Willie Briscoe, Esq.
   THE BRISCOE LAW FIRM, PLLC
   8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1575
   Dallas, TX 75206
   Tel: (214) 239-4568
   Fax: (218) 254-7789
   Email: wbriscoe@thebriscoelawfirm.com


SQUARE TWO FINANCIAL: Faces "Squillante" Suit in New York
---------------------------------------------------------
Donna Squillante a/k/a Donna Daly, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself
and all others similarly situated v. Daniels Norelli, Scully &
Cecere, P.C., CACH, LLC and Square Two Financial Corporation,
Defendants, Case No. 601814/2016 (N.Y. Sup., March 17, 2016),
alleges that the Defendants actions and omissions are deceptive
and misleading in violation of General Business Law.

The Defendants are debt collectors.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Mitchell L. Pashkin, Esq.
   775 Park Avenue, Suite 255
   Huntington, NY 11743
   Tel: (631) 335-1107


ST. ELIZABETH MEDICAL: "Boden" Suit Alleges ERISA Violation
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Dolores Janes Boden, et al., Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves
and all others similarly situated v. St. Elizabeth Medical Center,
Inc., The St. Elizabeth Medical Center Employees' Pension Plan
Administrative Committee and John Does 1-20, Defendants, Case No.
2:16-cv-00049-DLB-CJS (E.D. Ky., March 17, 2016), contends that as
of June 30, 2012, the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Employees'
Pension Plan was underfunded by more than $204 million; and as of
December 31, 2015, the Plan was only 58% funded.  Defendants
purport to justify the severe underfunding on the grounds that the
Plan is a "Non-ERISA Church Plan" and therefore is exempt from the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. Sec.
1001, et seq.  To the contrary, the Plan does not meet ERISA's
requirements for the "church plan" exemption, because it was not
"established," and is not "maintained" by a church.  Rather, the
Plan was established and is maintained by St. Elizabeth, which is
a large healthcare company -- not a church or a convention or
association of churches.  As a result of its bogus claim that it
is a church, the Company avoids its statutory retirement plan
funding obligations to employees and thereby obtains a competitive
advantage over other healthcare providers who meet their financial
obligations to their employees.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Erik D. Peterson, Esq.
   MEHR, FAIRBANKS & PETERSON TRIAL LAWYERS, PLLC
   201 West Short Street, Suite 800
   Lexington, KY 40507
   Tel: 859-225-3731
   Fax: 859-225-3830
   Email: edp@austinmehr.com

        - and -

   Edward W. Ciolko, Esq.
   Donna Siegel Moffa, Esq.
   Mark K. Gyandoh, Esq.
   Julie Siebert-Johnson, Esq.
   KESSLER TOPAZ MELTZER & CHECK, LLP
   280 King of Prussia Road
   Radnor, PA 19087
   Tel: (610) 667-7706
   Fax: (610) 667-7056
   Email: eciolko@ktmc.com
          dmoffa@ktmc.com
          mgyandoh@ktmc.com
          jsjohnson@ktmc.com


STATE SHUTTLE: Faces "Mediratta" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Ashish Mediratta, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and those
similarly situated v. State Shuttle, et al., Defendants, Case No.
2:16-cv-01419-KM (D. N.J., March 11, 2016), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant State Shuttle is an entity operating a transportation
company in New Jersey.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Matthew D. Miller, Esq.
      Justin L. Swidler, Esq.
      Richard S. Swartz, Esq.
      SWARTZ SWIDLER, LLC
      1101 Kings Highway N., Suite 402
      Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
      Tel: (856) 685-7420
      Fax: (856) 685-7417


STATEWIDE WRECKER SERVICE: "Harris" Suit Seeks OT Pay Under FLSA
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Sherman Harris, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Statewide Wrecker Service South, Inc.
and Ronnie C. Faust, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00995-WSD (N.D.
Ga., March 28, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendant Statewide Wrecker Service South, Inc. offers tow truck
services, and is located at 6995 Covington Highway, Lithonia, GA
30058.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Charles R. Bridgers, Esq.
   Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Esq.
   DELONG CALDWELL BRIDGERS & FITZPATRICK, LLC
   3100 Centennial Tower
   101 Marietta Street
   Atlanta, GA 30303
   Tel: (404) 979-3171
   Fax: (404) 979-3170
   Email: kevin.fitzpatrick@dcbflegal.com
          charlesbridgers@dcbflegal.com


SUN COAST ROOFING: "Erwin" Suit Seeks Min. Wages and Overtime Pay
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Phillip Erwin, et al., Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and
those similarly situated v. Sun Coast Roofing Services, Inc and
Rick Tauscher, Defendants, Case No. 6:16-cv-00507-GAP-KRS (M.D.
Fla., March 23, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay minimum wages and overtime pay in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

Defendant Sun Coast Roofing Services, Inc. is a roofing
manufacturer.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Matthew R. Gunter, Esq.
   MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
   20 N. Orange Ave., 16th Floor
   P.O. Box 4979
   Orlando, FL
   Tel: (407) 420-1414
   Fax: (407) 867-4791
   Email: mgunter@forthepeople.com


SUPERIOR HEALTHPLAN: Faces "Luck" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Rhiannon Luck, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Superior Healthplan, Inc. and Centene
Company of Texas, L.P., Defendants, Case No. 5:16-cv-00295 (W.D.
Tex., March 23, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Superior Healthplan, Inc. is a health care provider.

Centene Company of Texas, L.P. is a healthcare enterprise
providing programs or services to government sponsored healthcare,
focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   J. Derek Braziel, Esq.
   Jay Forester, Esq.
   LEE & BRAZIEL, L.L.P.
   1801 N. Lamar Street, Suite 325
   Dallas, TX 75202
   Tel: (214) 749-1400
   Fax: (214) 749-1010
   Email: www.overtimelawyer.com

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   Jack Siegel, Esq.
   SIEGEL LAW GROUP PLLC
   10440 N. Central Expy., Suite 1040
   Dallas, TX 75231
   Tel: (214) 706-0834
   Fax: (469) 339-0204
   Email: www.siegellawgroup.biz


SYNCHRONY BANK: Faces "Deutsch" Suit in New Jersey Dist. Ct.
------------------------------------------------------------
A lawsuit has been filed against Synchrony Bank. The case is
captioned as Avroham Deutsch, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Synchrony Bank and
Amazon.Com, Inc., the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-01673-FLW-TJB
(D.N.J., Trenton, March 27, 2016). The Presiding Judge of the case
is Hon. Freda L. Wolfson.

Synchrony Bank provides banking services. The Bank accepts
deposits and offers savings accounts, online and mobile banking,
debit and credit cards, loans, and certificate of deposits.
Synchrony serves customers in the United States.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Edward B. Geller, Esq.
          15 Landing Way
          Bronx, NY 10464
          Telephone: (914) 473 6783
          E-mail: epbh@aol.com


TAKATA CORP: Faces Butler Auto Suit Regarding Defective Airbags
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Butler Auto Recycling, Inc., individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. TK Holdings, Inc.,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Bayerische
Motoren Werke AG, BMW of North America, LLC, BMW Manufacturing
Co., LLC, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota
Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and Toyota Motor Engineering &
Manufacturing North America, Inc., Mazda Motor Corporation, Mazda
Motor of America, Inc., Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Mitsubishi Motors
North America, Inc., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan North America,
Inc., Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., Subaru of America, Inc., the
Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00128-RV-CJK (N.D. Fla., Pensacola
Div., March 25, 2016), seeks redress for economic losses stemming
from Defendants' manufacture or use of Defective Airbags. The
Plaintiff also seeks to recover damages and statutory penalties,
and injunctive relief/equitable relief.

All Takata airbags at issue allegedly has uniform defects: the use
of ammonium nitrate, a notoriously volatile and unstable compound,
as the propellant in their defectively designed inflators (the
Inflator Defect).

Takata Corporation manufactures and sells automotive safety
systems for automakers worldwide. It offers seat belts, including
webbings, retractors, and buckles.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Eric K. Milles, Esq.
          MILLES LAW
          2027 Thomasville Road, Suite 102
          Tallahassee, FL 32308
          Telephone: (850) 553 3310
          Facsimile: (850) 553 3312
          E-mail: eric@milleslaw.com

               - and -

          R. Bryant McCulley, Esq.
          Stuart H. McCluer, Esq.
          Frank B. Ulmer, Esq.
          MCCULLEY MCCLUER PLLC
          12022 Carolina Boulevard, Suite 300
          P.O. Box 505
          Charleston, SC 29451
          Telephone: (205) 238 6757
          Facsimile: (904) 239 5388
          E-mail: bmcculley@mcculleymccluer.com
                  smccluer@mcculleymccluer.com
                  fulmer@mcculleymccluer.com

               - and -

          Christopher J. Stucky, Esq.
          Benjamin C. Fields, Esq.
          STUCKY & FIELDS LLC
          214 W. 18th St., Suite 200
          Kansas City, MO 64108
          Telephone: (816) 659 9970
          Facsimile: (816) 659 9969
          E-mail: chris@stuckyfields.com
                  ben@stuckyfields.com


TAKATA CORP: Midway Auto Sues Over Defective Airbags
----------------------------------------------------
Midway Auto Parts LLC, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. Takata Corporation, et al.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-20892-FAM (W.D. Mo., March 11, 2016),
seeks damages for defective airbags in vehicles.

The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendants' inflator was defective,
instead of protecting vehicle occupants from bodily injury during
the accidents, the defective Takata airbags too often either fail
to deploy or violently explode, sometimes expelling metal debris
and shrapnel at vehicle occupants.

Defendant Takata Corporation is engaged in manufacturing of
airbags.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Christopher J. Stucky, Esq.
      Benjamin C. Fields, Esq.
      STUCKY & FIELDS, LLC
      214 W. 18th Street, Suite 200
      Kansas City, MO 64108
      Tel: (816) 659-9970
      Fax: (816) 659-9969
      Email: chris@stuckyfields.com
             ben@stuckyfields.com

              - and -

      R. Bryant McCulley, Esq.
      Stuart H. McCluer, Esq.
      Frank B. Ulmer, Esq.
      MCCULLEY MCCLUER PLLC
      12022 Carolina Boulevard, Suite 300
      P.O. Box 505
      Charleston, SC 29451
      Phone: (205) 238-6757
      Fax: (904) 239-5388
      Email: bmcculley@mcculleymccluer.com
             smccluer@mcculleymccluer.com
             fulmer@mcculleymccluer.com


TARGET CORP: Faces "Bundy" Suit Over Parmesan Cheese Labeling
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Charles Bundy, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Target Corporation, Defendant, Case No.
1:16-cv-00475-YK (M.D., Penn., March 18, 2016), alleges that the
Defendant's "100%" Grated Parmesan Cheese" Products are not in
fact "100%" Parmesan, but rather contain significant amounts of
adulterants and fillers.

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer
selling products to customers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Gary F. Lynch, Esq.
   CARLSON LYNCH SWEET & KILPELA, LLPC
   1133 Penn Ave., 5th Floor
   Pittsburgh, PA 15222
   Tel: 412-322-9243
   Fax: 412-231-0246
   Email: glynch@carlsonlynch.com

         - and -

   John J. Driscoll, Esq.
   Philip Sholtz, Esq.
   THE DRISCOLL FIRM, P.C.
   211 N. Broadway, 40th Floor
   St. Louis, MO 63102
   Tel: 314-932-3232
   Fax: 314-932-3233
   Email: john@thedriscollfirm.com
          phil@thedriscollfirm.com


TENNECO INC: Faces "Ascher" Suit Over Exhaust System Price-fixing
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Halley Ascher, et al., Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all
others similarly situated v. Tenneco Inc., Tenneco GMBH, Bosal
Benelux NV, Bosal Industries-Georgia, Inc., Eberspacher Exhaust
Technology GMBH & CO. KG and Eberspacher North America Inc.,
Faurecia Sa, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, USA, LLC and
Meritor, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-11082-DML-SDD (E.D.
Mich. March 24, 2016), seeks damages for unlawful agreement in
fixing the price of Exhaust Systems.

During the Class Period, Defendants and their co-conspirators
entered into a continuing agreement, understanding and conspiracy
in restraint of trade to artificially fix, raise, stabilize and
control prices for Exhaust Systems, thereby creating
anticompetitive effects.

Defendants are engaged in manufacturing, marketing and/or selling
Exhaust Systems.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Hollis Salzman, Esq.
   Bernard Persky, Esq.
   William V. Reiss, Esq.
   ROBINS KAPLAN LLP
   601 Lexington Avenue, Suite 3400
   New York, NY 10022
   Tel: (212) 980-7400
   Fax: (212) 980-7499
   Email: HSalzman@RobinsKaplan.com
          BPersky@RobinsKaplan.com
          WReiss@RobinsKaplan.com

        - and -

   Steven N. Williams, Esq.
   Demetrius X. Lambrinos, Esq.
   Elizabeth Tran, Esq.
   COTCHETT, PITRE & McCARTHY, LLP
   San Francisco Airport Office Center
   840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200
   Burlingame, CA 94010
   Tel: (650) 697-6000
   Fax: (650) 697-0577
   Email: swilliams@cpmlegal.com
          dlambrinos@cpmlegal.com
          etran@cpmlegal.com

        - and -

   Marc M. Seltzer, Esq.
   Steven G. Sklaver, Esq.
   SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P.
   1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 950
   Los Angeles, CA 90067-6029
   Tel: (310) 789-3100
   Fax: (310) 789-3150
   Email: mseltzer@susmangodfrey.com
          ssklaver@susmangodfrey.com

        - and -

   Terrell W. Oxford, Esq.
   Omar Ochoa, Esq.
   SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P.
   901 Main Street, Suite 5100
   Dallas, TX 75202
   Tel: (214) 754-1900
   Fax: (214) 754-1933
   Email: toxford@susmangodfrey.com
          oochoa@susmangodfrey.com

        - and -

   Chanler A. Langham, Esq.
   SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P.
   1000 Louisiana St., Suite 5100
   Houston, TX 77002
   Tel: (713) 651-9366
   Fax: (713) 654-6666
   Email: clangham@susmangodfrey.com


TENNECO INC: Faces Landers Suit Over Exhaust System Price-fixing
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Landers Auto Grouo No. I, Inc., d/b/a Landers Toyota, et al.,
Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all other similarly
situated v. Tenneco Inc., Tenneco GMBH, Bosal Benelux NV, Bosal
Industries-Georgia, Inc., Eberspacher Exhaust Technology GMBH &
CO. KG and Eberspacher North America Inc., Faurecia Sa, Faurecia
Emissions Control Technologies, USA, LLC and Meritor, Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-11087-GCS-DRG (E.D. Mich., March 24,
2016), seeks damages for unlawful agreement in fixing the price of
Exhaust Systems.

During the Class Period, Defendants and their co-conspirators
entered into a continuing agreement, understanding and conspiracy
in restraint of trade to artificially fix, raise, stabilize and
control prices for Exhaust Systems, thereby creating
anticompetitive effects.

Defendants are engaged in manufacturing, marketing and/or selling
Exhaust Systems.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Gerard V. Mantese, Esq.
   Alexander E. Blum, Esq.
   MANTESE HONIGMAN, P.C.
   1361 E. Big Beaver Road
   Troy, MI 48083
   Tel: (248) 457-9200
   Email: gmantese@manteselaw.com
          ablum@manteselaw.com

        - and -

   Jonathan W. Cuneo, Esq.
   Joel Davidow, Esq.
   Daniel Cohen, Esq.
   Victoria Romanenko, Esq.
   Yifei Li, Esq.
   CUNEO GILBERT & LADUCA, LLP
   507 C Street, N.E.
   Washington, DC 20002
   Tel: (202) 789-3960
   Email: jonc@cuneolaw.com
          joel@cuneolaw.com
          daniel@cuneolaw.com
          vicky@cuneolaw.com
          evelyn@cuneolaw.com

        - and -

   Michael J. Flannery, Esq.
   CUNEO GILBERT & LADUCA, LLP
   300 North Tucker, Suite 801
   St. Louis, MO
   Tel: (314) 226-1015
   Email: mflannery@cuneolaw.com

        - and -

   Don Barrett, Esq.
   David McMullan, Esq.
   BARRETT LAW GROUP, P.A.
   P.O. Box 927
   404 Court Square
   Lexington, MS 39095
   Tel: (662) 834-2488
   Email: dbarrett@barrettlawgroup.com
          dmcmillan@barrettlawgroup.com

        - and -

   Shawn M. Raiter, Esq.
   LARSON/KING, LLP
   2800 Wells Fargo Place
   30 East Seventh Street
   St. Paul, MN 55101
   Tel: (651) 312-6500
   Email: sraiter@larsonking.com

        - and -

   Phillip Duncan, Esq.
   Richard Quintus, Esq.
   DUNCAN FIRM, P.A.
   900 S. Shackleford, Suite 725
   Little Rock, AR 72211
   Tel: (501) 228-7600
   Email: phillip@duncanfirm.com
          Richard@dunacanfirm.com

        - and -

   Dewitt Lovelace, Esq.
   Valerie Nettles, Esq.
   LOVELACE & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
   12870 US Hwy 98 West, Suite 200
   Miramar Beach, FL 32550
   Tel: (850) 837-6020
   Email: dml@lovelacelaw.com
          alex@lovelacelaw.com

        - and -

   Gregory Johnson, Esq.
   G. JOHNSON LAW, PLLC
   6688 145th Street West
   Apple Valley, MN 55124
   Tel: (952) 930-2485
   Email: greg@gjohnsonlegal.com

        - and -

   Thomas P. Thrash, Esq.
   Marcus Bozeman, Esq.
   THRASH LAW FIRM, P.A.
   1101 Garland Street
   Little Rock, AR 72201
   Tel: (501) 374-1058
   Email: tomthrash@sbcglobal.net
          bozemanmarcus@sbcglobal.net

        - and -

   Charles F. Barrett, Esq.
   NEAL AND HARWELL, PLC
   150 4th Avenue North, Suite 2000
   Nashville, TN 37219-2498
   Tel: (615) 244-1713
   Email: cbarrett@nealharwell.com


TERMINIX INT'L: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, "Brown" Action Claims
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Tomorrow Black-Brown, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and all
others similarly situated v. Terminix International, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-21024-UU (S.D. Fla., March 21, 2016),
seeks to stop the Defendants' practice of making unsolicited
calls.

Terminix is engaged in residential and commercial pest control
companies.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   John A. Yanchunis, Esq.
   Jonathan B. Cohen, Esq.
   MORGAN & MORGAN COMPLEX LITIGATION GROUP
   201 N. Franklin St., 7th Floor
   Tampa, FL 33602
   Tel: (813) 223-5505
   Fax: (813) 222-2434
   Email: jyanchunis@forthepeople.com
          jcohen@forthepeople.com

       - and -

   Tav Gomez, Esq.
   MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
   201 N. Franklin St., 7th Floor
   Tampa, FL 33602
   Tel: (813) 225-6745
   Email: tgomez@forthepeople.com


THD AT HOME: "O'Donnell" Suit Seeks to Recover Commissions
----------------------------------------------------------
James O'Donnell, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself, all others
similarly situated v. THD, At Home Services, Inc., Defendant, Case
No. BC613950 (Cal. Super., March 16, 2016), seeks recovery of
unpaid commissions pursuant to Labor Code.

THD At Home Services, Inc. is engaged in selling products and
services related to the installation of roofing, siding and
windows primarily for residential customers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Paul T. Cullen, Esq.
   THE CULLEN LAW FIRM, APC
   19360 Rinaldi, Box 647
   Porter Ranch, CA 91326
   Tel: 818-360-2529; (818) 338-8915
   Fax: 866-794-5741


TIMEC SPECIALTY: "Velez" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
-----------------------------------------------------------
Omar Velez, an individual, on behalf of himself and on behalf of
all persons similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Timec Specialty
Services, Inc., Corporation; Broadspectrum Specialty Services,
Inc. dba Transfield Services; and Does through 50, Inclusive,
Defendants, Case No. BC614318 (Cal. Super., Los Angeles County,
March 21, 2016), seeks temporary, preliminary and permanent
enjoinment, all wages and all sums unlawfully withheld from
compensation due, restitutionary disgorgement, compensatory
damages, overtime compensation due, interests, and such other and
further relief pursuant to California Labor Laws and Industrial
Welfare Commission Wage Orders.

TIMEC provides turnaround, maintenance, asset management and small
project services to the mining, petrochemical, refining, food and
oil and gas industries in the United States. Its services include
training, safety support, exchanger maintenance, scaffolding,
insulation, capital construction, mill-wrighting and machining
programs for moveable bridges and tunnels, catalyst handling and
high-temperature repairs. The company is based in Carson,
California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Norman B. Blumenthal, Esq.
      Kyle R. Nordrehaug, Esq.
      Aparajit Bhowmik, Esq.
      BLUMENTHAL, NORDREHAUG & BHOWMIK
      2255 Calle Clara
      La Jolla, CA 92037
      Tel: (858) 551-1223
      Fax: (858) 551-1232


TORQUED-UP ENERGY: Faces "Guerra" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
-------------------------------------------------------------
Orlando Guerra, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Torqued-Up Energy Services, Inc.,
Kelly Prentiss, Bruce M. Rothstein, John Jameson and Joseph R.
Dee, IV, Defendants, Case No. 4:16-cv-00746 (S.D. Tex., March 21,
2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime for work performed in excess of 40 hours pursuant to Fair
Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants provide services in the oilfield industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Clif Alexander, Esq.
   Austin W. Anderson, Esq.
   Lauren E. Braddy, Esq.
   PHIPPS ANDERSON DEACON LLP
   819 N. Upper Broadway
   Corpuz Christi, TX 78401
   Tel: (361) 452-1279
   Fax: (361) 452-1284
   Email: calexander@phippsandersondeacon.com
          aanderson@phippsandersondeacon.com
          lbraddy@phippsandersondeacon.com


TROLIO LANDSCAPING: Faces "Aguilar" Labor Suit in S.D.N.Y.
--------------------------------------------------------------
A lawsuit has been filed against Trolio Landscaping, Inc. The case
is captioned Genaro Menese Aguilar, on behalf of himself, and all
others similarly-situated, the Plaintiff, v. Trolio Landscaping,
Inc., and Frank Trolio, the Defendants, Case No. 7:16-cv-02230
(S.D.N.Y., White Plains, March 25, 2016).

Trolio Landscaping is a lawn and garden service located in
Yonkers, New York.

Genaro Menese Aguilar is a pro se plaintiff.


TUCCI'S NAIL SPA: Faces "Lopes" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
-----------------------------------------------------------
Danubia Lopes, Plaintiff, other similarly situated individuals v.
Tucci's Nail Spa, Inc. and Anthony Martucci, Defendants, Filing
No. 38808015 (11th Cirt., March 9, 2016), seeks overtime
compensation for all hours worked over 40 each workweek pursuant
to Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant Tucci's Nail Spa, Inc. is engaged in the beauty salon
business, with a place of business in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, Esq.
      REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
      44 West Flagler St., Suite 2200
      Miami, FL 33130
      Tel: 305-416-5000
      Fax: 305-416-5005
      Email: agp@rgattorneys.com
             apetisco@rgattorneys.com
             rregueiro@rgpattorneys.com
             pn@rgattorneys.com


TWO SENORITAS: Faces "Delgado" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
----------------------------------------------------------------
Jose Delgado, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Consuelo Mercado and Two Senoritas Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-00241-JRG-RSP (E.D. Tex., March 18,
2016), seeks payment of overtime for work performed in excess of
40 hours pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Two Senoritas Inc. owns and operates a restaurant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   William S. Hommel, Jr., Esq.
   HOMMEL LAW FIRM
   1404 Rice Road, Suite 200
   Tyler, TX 75703
   Tel: 903-596-7100
   Fax: 903-596-7464


U.S. EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL: "Valladares" Suit Seeks OT Pay
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Andre Felipe Valladarez, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated v. U.S. Express International, Inc., et
al., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-20910-DPG (S.D. Fla., March 13,
2016), seeks overtime wage for all hours worked over 40 each
workweek pursuant to Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. Express International, Inc. is engaged in freight forwarding
company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Steven C. Fraser, Esq.
      STEVEN C. FRASER, P.A.
      221 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 201
      Hallandale Beach, FL 33008
      Tel: 954-458-5007
      Email: steven.fraser.esq@gmail.com


UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Deprives Drivers of Gratuity Pay, Suit Says
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Eddison Zorilla, Plaintiff, on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Uber Technologies, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 4:16-cv-
615 (S.D. Tex., March 9, 2016), alleges that Uber deprived its
drivers of payment of gratuity in which they are entitled.

Uber is a car service that provides drivers who can be hailed and
dispatched through a mobile phone application which is maintained
and operated by Uber.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Kevin R. Michaels, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN R. MICHAELS, P.C.
      888 W. Sam Houston, TX 77042
      Tel: 281-496-9889
      Fax: 281-496-4211
      Email: kmichaels@michaelslaw.net

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      Ross A. Sears, II, Esq.
      WILLIAMSON, SEARS & RUSNAK, LLP
      4310 Yoakum Boulevard
      Houston, TX 77006
      Tel: (713) 223-3330
      Fax: (713) 223-0001
      Email: ross@wsrlawfirm.com

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      Loren G. Klitsas, Esq.
      KLITSAS & VERCHER P.C.
      550 Westcott, Suite 550
      Houston, TX 77007
      Tel: 713-862-1365
      Fax: 713-862-1465
      Email: klitsas@kv-law.com

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      Daniel J. Goldberg, Esq.
      THE GOLDBERG LAW OFFICE, PLLC
      2006 Commonwealth Street
      Houston, TX 77006
      Tel: 713-942-0600
      Fax: 713-942-0601
      Email: DJG@LawGoldberg.com


UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Judge Refuses to Decertify Tips Claim Class
--------------------------------------------------------------
Ben Hancock, writing for The Recorder, reports that a federal
judge on March 24 refused to strip out a key piece of a
high-stakes labor class action against Uber Technologies Inc.,
clearing the way for a June trial that could stretch on for weeks.

Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California, ruling
from the bench on March 24, denied a motion for summary judgment
on claims that Uber's fare includes a tip that should have been
doled out to drivers. He also denied an attempt by Uber to
decertify the class with regard to the tips claim.

The tips claim is one of two issues that Chen has allowed to
proceed in O'Connor v. Uber, 13-3826, along with a claim that Uber
should reimburse drivers for gas and other expenses.  The double-
barrel suit is a threat to Uber that lead plaintiffs' lawyer
Shannon-Liss Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan says could cost the
company hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Both claims rest on whether Uber drivers are independent
contractors -- as the company argues -- or employees, making the
class action a shadow over the company's overall business model.
Chen has set the jury trial to begin June 20 and capped it at a
maximum of five weeks.  On March 24, Ms. Liss-Riordan and Uber's
attorney, Theodore Boutrous of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, tussled
over details of the trial and what witness testimony should be
allowed.

Part of Uber's strategy in front of the jury will be to dismantle
the notion that being an independent contractor is a bad thing.
Mr. Boutrous said on March 24 he wants to call at least a handful
of drivers as witnesses and put a "human face" on the argument
that many prefer the flexibility of contractor status.  Judge Chen
said he would allow it, as long as the testimony remained
relevant.

Ms. Liss-Riordan, meanwhile, argued that such testimony would
skirt the underlying legal question.  There's no dispute, she
noted, that Uber drivers can set their own hours.  "I fear that
[Uber is] going to put on all this evidence to facts that we could
stipulate to."

For Ms. Liss-Riordan, the case ought to turn on more dry case law,
and specifically a 1989 decision by the California Supreme Court
in S.G. Borello & Sons v. Department of Industrial Relations.  The
decision affected farm workers who picked cucumbers at their own
discretion, and laid down a yardstick for how to judge when
workers should be classified as employees.

The argument over tips will center on whether riders thought they
were paying a tip or not.  Uber says there's plenty of evidence to
the contrary -- including contracts with riders and drivers that
have been used since 2014 -- while Ms. Liss-Riordan will claim
that "reasonable" people would assume that tip was part of the
fare, based on representations by Uber.

Another piece of the case that could be decided by either Judge
Chen or a jury is the issue of whether Uber should be subject to
penalties under the Private Attorney General Act, a California
statute that allows citizens to "stand in the shoes" of the state
in bringing labor code suits.  Judge Chen has asked the sides to
submit their view by the end of March on how the PAGA claim should
fit into the trial.


UNION COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Faces "McHaney" Minimum Wages Suit
-------------------------------------------------------------
Daiquiri McHaney, Plaintiff, on behalf of herself and others
similarly situated v. School Board of Union County, Defendant,
Case No. 3:16-cv-345-J-32MCR (M.D. Fla., March 23, 2016), is
brought against the Defendant for failure to pay minimum wage in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

School Board of Union County is part of the education sector.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Matthew W. Birk, Esq.
   THE LAW OFFICE OF MATTHEW BIRK, LLC
   309 NE 1st Street
   Gainesville, FL 3260
   Tel: (352) 244-2069
   Fax: (352) 372-3464


UNILEVER: 7th Cir. Upholds $10M Accord in Suave Hair Loss Suit
--------------------------------------------------------------
Jack Bouboushian, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld
Unilever's $10 million settlement that will compensate women who
suffered hair loss and scalp burns from using Suave Professionals
Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit.

Hundreds of women in multiple class actions claimed Unilever
failed to warn consumers about its product, the Suave
Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, though it
knew of the risk of hair loss and scalp burns before the product
was introduced in late 2011.

One lead plaintiff, Catherine Reny, claimed her hair began
"melting" immediately after she applied the product.

"Unilever knew, but failed to disclose to plaintiffs and the
class, that the treatment contains an ingredient or combination of
ingredients that causes significant hair loss upon proper
application," the 2013 lawsuit states. "The active ingredient in
the treatment, thioglycolic acid, including its salts and esters,
is the same active ingredient that is used in hair depilatories
and some hair perming solutions."

The devastating effects of the treatment were documented by
hundreds of women on a public Facebook page called Suave-Keratin-
Infusion-Kit-Destroyed-my-Hair, screen shots from which are
included in the complaint.

Unilever also allegedly advertised that the treatment contained
"no Formaldehyde," though it contains DMDM Hydantoin, a chemical
that releases formaldehyde, which is a carcinogen.

Unilever recalled the product in May 2012, characterizing it as a
decision to "discontinue" it, but maintaining that it was still
safe to use, and without disclosing reports of scalp burns and
hair loss, according to the lawsuits.

Many women report that their hair never recovered from the effects
of the product, and they suffered permanent hair loss or hair
thinning.

Unilever agreed to settle the cases by creating a $10,250,000
fund.  It set aside $250,000 to reimburse every class member for
the $10 cost of the product.

The other $10 million will reimburse class members who suffered
bodily injury as a result of using the product. Class members who
have no hairdresser or medical records showing they required
treatment will receive $40 each, but claimants who can prove
serious injury may receive up to $25,000.

Not all class members were happy with the settlement, but the
Seventh Circuit upheld the terms of the deal on March 25.

"[Plaintiff Tina] Martin's speculation that there might be many
more claims filed is unsupported," Judge Diane Wood said, writing
for the three-judge panel. "The hearing occurred two-thirds of the
way through the claim period. By that time, the administrator had
received 2,294 claims. These numbers do not suggest that there was
a horde of people who were likely to swamp the monies available in
the remaining six months."

The lower court anticipated up to 40 percent of the settlement
fund might revert to Unilever, but the settlement still provides
significant recovery for class members, and there is no evidence
that the class would do better at trial, the Chicago-based appeals
court found.
Wood also found it unsurprising and not particularly burdensome
that class members seeking greater monetary awards must show
documentation to substantiate their claimed injuries.

"In the absence of any evidence that the special master has been
imposing unrealistic requirements on claimants, we see nothing
wrong with this aspect of the settlement," Wood said.

The case captioned, TINA MARTIN, Class Objector-Appellant, v.
SIDNEY REID et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. UNILEVER UNITED
STATES, INC., et al., Defendants-Appellees, No. 14- 3009 (7th.
Cir.)


UNITED RECOVERY: Faces "Drabkin" Suit Over Consumer Credit
----------------------------------------------------------
Ilya Drabkin, on behalf of herself and all other similarly
situated consumers, Plaintiff v. United Recovery Systems, L.P.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-01282 (E.D. N.Y., March 15, 2016),
alleges violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

United Recovery Systems, L.P. is engaged in collection services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Maxim Maximov, Esq.
   MAXIM MAXIMOV, LLP
   1701 Avenue P
   Brooklyn, NY 11229
   Tel: (718) 395-3459
   Fax: (718) 408-9570
   Email: m@maximovlaw.com


US SOCIAL SECURITY: Faces "Yi" Class Suit in Maryland
-----------------------------------------------------
A purported class action lawsuit has been filed against Carolyn V
Colvin, acting Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security
Administration.  The case is, Chong Su Yi, and people of similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Carolyn V Colvin, Defendant, Case No. 8:16-
cv-00765-PWG (D. Md., March 16, 2016).

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


VIZIO INC: Faces "Haden" Suit in California Over Smart TVs
----------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Von Haden, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all
other similarly situated v. Vizio, Inc. and Cognitive Media
Networks, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 4:16-cv-01201-KAW (N.D. Cal.,
March 11, 2016), seeks damages for violation of the Video Privacy
Protection Act.

The Complaint says that Defendants engaged in deceptive or unfair
business practices by installing tracking software on Vizio Smart
TVs and collecting, using and transmitting consumers' viewing
habits without disclosing this to consumers or obtaining their
consent.

Defendants engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distributors of
Smart TVs.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joseph C. Bourne, Esq.
      Jason S. Kilene, Esq.
      David A. Goodwin, Esq.
      GUSTAFSON GLUEK PLLC
      Canadian Pacific Plaza
      120 South Sixth Street, Suite 2600
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
      Tel: (612) 333-8844
      Fax: (612) 339-6622
      Email: jkilene@gustafsongluek.com
             dgoodwin@gustafsongluek.com
             jbourne@gustafsongluek.com


WAL-MART STORES: Parmesan Cheese Has Fillers, "Manfredi" Claims
---------------------------------------------------------------
Kenneth Manfredi, Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Defendant, Case No.
4:16-cv-0062 (S.D. Tex., March 9, 2016), alleges that the
Defendant has advertised and sold millions of containers of its
Great Value branded "100% Grated Parmesan Cheese" products as
"100%" Parmesan cheese, but independent laboratory testing shows
that the products are not in fact "100%" Parmesan, but rather
contain significant amounts of adulterants and fillers.  In fact,
testing shows that at least 7.8% of the purportedly "100%"
Parmesan consists of cellulose, a filler and anti-clumping agent
derived from wood pulp.

Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores and
grocery stores.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Fletcher V. Trammell, Esq.
      TRAMMELL, P.C.
      3262 Westheimer Road, Suite 423
      Houston, TX 77098
      Tel: 800-405-1740
      Fax: 800-532-0992
      Email: fletch@trammellpc.com

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      John J. Driscoll, Esq.
      Philip Sholtz, Esq.
      THE DRISCOLL FIRM, P.C.
      211 N. Broadway, 40th Floor
      St. Louis, MO 63102
      Tel: 314-932-3232
      Fax: 314-932-3233
      Email: john@thedriscollfirm.com
             phil@thedriscollfirm.com


WASTE MANAGEMENT: Faces "Enfant" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
------------------------------------------------------------
Kerne Cher-Enfant, Plaintiff, other similarly situated individuals
v. Waste Management Inc. of Florida, Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-
21067-RNS (S.D. Fla., March 24, 2016), seeks payment of overtime
compensation for all hours worked over 40 each workweek pursuant
to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Waste Management Inc. of Florida provides waste disposal and
recycling solutions.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   R. Martin Saenz, Esq.
   SAENZ & ANDERSON, PLLC
   20900 NE 3oth Avenue, Ste. 800
   Aventura, FL 33180
   Tel: (305) 503-5131
   Fax: (888) 270-5549
   Email: msaenz@saenzanderson.com


WELLS FARGO: BlackRock, PIMCO et al. Sue Over Bad Loans
-------------------------------------------------------
Dave Tartre, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
Wells Fargo has blown billions of investor dollars by ignoring
problems with bad loans that went into mortgage-backed securities,
BlackRock and other huge financial services firms claim in San
Francisco state court.

PIMCO, Prudential Insurance, TIAA-CREF, Group Alliance, Kore
Advisors, Sealink Funding and DZ Bank joined BlackRock in class
action filed March 28, against Wells Fargo in San Francisco
Superior Court.

Wells Fargo was supposed to look out for the interests of the
investors in more than 250 residential mortgage-backed securities
trusts for which it acted as trustee, but the mutual fund groups
say the bank failed to react to "overwhelming evidence of
defective loans."

"This class action seeks to recover billions of dollars in damages
caused by Wells Fargo's abdication of responsibility causing the
beneficiaries of the trusts to lose billions of dollars," the
companies say in the complaint.

Between 2004 and 2008, the mutual funds claim they invested $241.6
billion in 267 mortgage-backed securities trusts overseen by Wells
Fargo.  While Wells Fargo has played a role in all parts of the
mortgage-backed securities market, the lawsuit focuses on its role
as a trustee.

To create mortgage-backed securities, banks originate loans or
purchase them from other originators. They then pool them together
and package those pools into securities. Investors in the
securities receive some of the principal and interest payments
made by mortgage borrowers.

BlackRock says that because the risk that borrowers miss payments
or default is "passed through" to the investors in mortgage-backed
securities, "the large investment banks and other players in the
mortgage securitization industry have no 'skin' in the game once
the [securities] are sold to holders," according to the complaint.

Once a mortgage-backed security is created, the trustee is
responsible to protect the investors by monitoring the underlying
mortgage loans, the mutual funds say.

Since investors are not privy to information about the individual
loans, they say it has been Wells Fargo's job to tell them
whenever it learned that a loan was the result of predatory
lending or a misrepresented application.

"Instead, to protect its own business interest, Wells Fargo
ignored pervasive and systemic deficiencies in the underlying loan
pools and the servicing of those loans and unreasonably refused to
take any action," the funds say in their complaint.

"Specifically, Wells Fargo knew that the pools of loans backing
the trusts were filled with defective mortgage loans in breach of
seller representations and warranties, including those
representations and warranties regarding the originators'
compliance with underwriting standards and practices, owner
occupancy statistics, appraisal procedures, loan-to-value and
combined loan-to-value ratios."

By 2009, they say Wells Fargo knew that the trusts had lost $7.9
billion and that one of every four underlying loans was
delinquent. A year later, the losses were $18.8 billion, they say.

The 84-page complaint, filed by Blair Nicholas --
blairn@blbglaw.com -- of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman,
cites breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims based
on alleged violations of the pooling and servicing agreements that
govern the trusts.

The trusts now have so many bad loans that they have "experienced
enormous delinquency rates, collateral write-downs, and losses,"
the funds say in their complaint, adding that exact damages can
only be determined through expert testimony at trial.

Bernstein Litowitz attorney Benjamin Galdstone -- beng@blbglaw.com
-- declined to comment on the case.

A Wells Fargo spokeswoman told Courthouse News, "This is a re-
filing of claims that were filed in New York and dismissed. We
continue to believe the claims are without merit."

The complaint mentions in a footnote that the mutual funds filed
suit in state court in New York in 2014, and moved it to Federal
Court in New York later that year.

Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman declined to
exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the mutual funds' state-
law claims -- leading to the present lawsuit, according to the
complaint.


WELLS FARGO: Faces "Terry" Wrongful Foreclosure Suit
----------------------------------------------------
Kenneth Terry, Plaintiff v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo
Bank, N.A., NBS Default Services LLC and Does 1-50, Defendants,
Case No. RL16808010 (Cal. Super., March 17, 2016), alleges that
the Defendants illegally processed both foreclosure and loan
modifications at the same time, charges late fees when a
homeowner's loan modification application is pending,
intentionally miscalculated Plaintiff's household income, asserted
Plaintiff's obligation for monthly HOA fess when in fact there is
none, and miscalculated net present value.  Plaintiff said the
defendants initiated a foreclosure process by recording a NOTICE
OF DEFAULT on August 13, 2015, and a NOTICE OF SALE with a sale
date of MARCH 23, 2016.

The Plaintiff appears in Pro Per:

   Kenneth Terry, Esq.
   7942 Price Avenue
   Baton Rouge, LA 70811
   Tel: 225-362-7793
   Email: kennethterry2013@gmail.com


WHOLE FOODS: June 2 Settlement Conference Set in Mislabeling Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Nicholas Iovino, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that two class actions claiming Whole Foods Market mislabeled its
baked goods as "all natural" will move forward, despite scant
evidence on the purchases plaintiffs made, a federal judge in San
Francisco ruled March 29.

Lead plaintiff Mary Garrison filed two class actions against the
grocery chain, in 2013 and 2014, saying customers paid premium
prices for "all natural " cookies, muffins and other goods that
contained synthetic ingredients.

The two suits separately address claims about gluten-free and non-
gluten free products.

Even though Mary and co-plaintiff Grace Garrison had no receipts
and could not say precisely when they bought the products, they
testified in depositions that they bought "all natural"-labeled
baked goods multiple times.

Their deposition testimony "is sufficient to create a factual
issue for a jury," U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria wrote in his
March 29 ruling on a motion for summary judgment.

Assuming a jury might believe the Garrisons' testimony and letters
they sent to Whole Foods before filing suit, a jury could find the
plaintiffs paid more than they would have had they known the baked
goods contained a synthetic ingredient, Chhabria wrote in a 4-page
ruling.

The "all natural" labeled goods were made with the additive sodium
acid pyrophosphate. Whole Foods has since removed the "all
natural" label from those products.

During a hearing in March, Whole Foods attorneys told Chhabria the
plaintiffs lack evidence to support their claim for damages.

But though the Garrisons offer only "baseless speculation" on how
much they overpaid, Chhabria said, it would be unfair to grant
summary judgment at this stage because discovery on damages and
expert testimony is not over.

"Expert discovery is still open, and evidence about a price
premium would most likely come from expert testimony, so it would
be reasonable to interpret the court's scheduling order as saying
discovery has not closed on the question of damages," Chhabria
said.

Whole Foods also argued the plaintiffs could not seek restitution
from the manufacturing entity Whole Foods Market Group because it
sold baked goods at cost to the retailer, Whole Foods Market
California, and made no profit.

But Chhabria found that argument "vaguely worded" and its accuracy
untested, and said it would be "premature" to enter judgment in
favor of the defendants on those grounds now.

However, Whole Foods did shed two claims through its motion for
summary judgment.

Because plaintiffs sent the required pre-suit notice to the wrong
Whole Foods entity and "never bothered to cure this defect," Whole
Foods need not face claims that it violated California's Consumer
Legal Remedies Act.

Chhabria also threw out the breach of contract claim, finding the
customers never entered into an agreement with the grocery chain.

A settlement conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth
Laporte has been set for June 2.

The case captioned, MARY GARRISON, et al., Plaintiffs, v. WHOLE
FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC., Defendant., Case No.13-cv-05222- VC
(N.D. Cal.).


XTO ENERGY INC: "Robbins" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay Under FLSA
------------------------------------------------------------
Ronnie Robbins, and all others similarly situated under 29 USC
216(B), Plaintiff, v. XTO Energy, Inc. (a/k/a Exxonmobil),
Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-00793-M (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division,
March 21, 2016), seeks unpaid overtime compensation due,
liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, prejudgment and post-judgment
interest and such other and further relief pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

XTO Energy, Inc. is involved in oilfield services in Texas, New
Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Kansas, North Dakota, Montana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania
and New York State. Plaintiff worked as a Lease Operator and
claims to have rendered in excess of 40 hours per workweek without
overtime compensation.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jack Siegel, Esq.
      SIEGEL LAW GROUP PLLC
      10440 N. Central Expy.
      Suite 1040
      Dallas, TX 75231
      Tel: (214) 706-0834
      Fax: (469) 339-0204
      Website: www.siegellawgroup.biz

               - and -

      J.Derek Braziel, Esq.
      J.Forester, Esq.
      LEE & BRAZIEL, L.L.P.
      1801 N. Lamar Street, Suite 325
      Dallas, TX 75202
      Tel: (214) 749-1400
      Fax: (214) 749-1010


XTO ENERGY: "Feiling" Suit Moved to W.D. Pennsylvania
-----------------------------------------------------
Mark Feiling, Robin Feiling, husband and wife, Stanley Auen
John Borchin, Beverly Borchin, husband and wife, Michael
Bartolini, Tara Bartolini, husband and wife, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, v. XTO Energy, Inc.,
Case No. 16 CI 00915, was removed from the Court Common Pleas of
Westmoreland County, to the U.S. District Court for
Western District of Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh). The Western
District Court assigned Case No. 2:16-cv-00351-MRH to the
proceeding. The Presiding Judge of the case is Hon. Mark R.
Hornak.

XTO Energy extracts natural gas from the U.S. shale and other
tight formations. It also produces crude oil and natural gas
liquids in the United States. The company owns interests in
various oil and natural gas wells in the United States. XTO Energy
Inc. was formerly known as Cross Timbers Oil Company and changed
its name to XTO Energy Inc. in June 2001. The company was founded
in 1986 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Scott A. Fellmeth, Esq.
          Trent A. Echard, Esq.
          STRASSBURGER MCKENNA GUTNICK & GEFSKY
          444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2200
          Four Gateway Center
          Pittsburgh, PA 15222
          Telephone: (412) 281 5423
          Facsimile: (412) 281 8264
          E-mail: sfellmeth@smgglaw.com
                  techard@smgglaw.com


ZALE DELAWARE: "Bond" Suit Removed to N.D. West Virginia
--------------------------------------------------------
Ashley Bond, Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of those
similarly situated v. Zale Delaware, Inc. d/b/a Zales Jewelers,
Defendants has been removed from Circuit Court of Harrison County,
West Virginia (Case No. 16-C-47), to the United States District
Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (Case No. 1:16-
CV-43, March 18, 2016).

The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant committed violations of
the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

The Defendant is represented by:

   Ashley C. Pack, Esq.
   Katherine B. Capito, Esq.
   P.O. Box 11887
   900 Lee Street East, Suite 600
   Charleston, WV 25339
   Tel: (304) 357-0900
   Fax: (304) 357-0919
   Email: ashley.pack@dinsmore.com
          Katherine.capito@dinsmore.com


* Gender Issues in MDL Steering Committees Under Scrutiny
---------------------------------------------------------
Max Mitchell, writing for The Legal Intelligencer, reports that
with the Yaz birth-control multidistrict litigation led almost
entirely by men, the evidence that women are less likely to be
first chairs at trials across the legal industry, and the
occasional story about old-guard leadership jockeying to ensure
continued appointments on steering committees, anecdotal evidence
suggests women are underrepresented in leadership positions on
plaintiffs' steering committees in MDLs and mass torts.

Although many attorneys say the situation is improving -- in large
part through efforts from both the judiciary and attorneys who
work in the arena -- soon hard evidence may be coming forward
outlining exactly the disparity mass litigations are facing when
it comes to female attorneys serving on leadership panels.

Recently a study has gotten under way at the Sheller Center for
Social Justice at Temple University's Beasley School of Law that
is aimed specifically at quantifying the various factors that may
go into appointing female attorneys onto steering committees.

The study, which is being conducted by research fellow
Dana Alvare, will break down the number of women serving on
plaintiffs' steering committees nationwide, and will look into how
variables such as the type of the cases, whether they are state
versus federal litigation, or the gender of the judge, could
impact the likelihood of having a more diverse roster of
leadership appointments.

Ms. Alvare, who practiced municipal and zoning law for five years,
is pursuing a PhD in the sociology of law and gender at the
University of Delaware.

The study will also be based on the first-hand experiences of
attorneys who work in the field, and will look not only at the
court system's role in appointing attorneys to the steering
committees, but also at the roles firms play in terms of giving
women the opportunity to serve in leadership roles.

"The nuts and bolts is, we know that the legal profession is
gendered. . . . We're making progress, but this has been a long-
identified problem, and so we're looking at how that plays out in
the MDLs," Ms. Alvare said.

Retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sandra Mazer
Moss, who is helping to lead the study, said that during her years
of supervising mass tort cases she noted women often were the ones
researching cases and preparing the briefs, but were rarely given
trial time, much less leadership positions.

"It was very problematic to constantly see them pushed to the side
when you know they're the backbone of the litigation," Judge Moss
said, adding that she hopes the study will finally be able to put
a spotlight on the issue.

The study will also take into account that many of the same
attorneys -- male and female -- are being appointed repeatedly to
different committees.

According to attorney Roberta Liebenberg, who spearheaded a
similar study that found women comprise a disproportionately low
percentage of lead trial attorney posts, the repeat appointments,
regardless of gender, can stifle the new generation of leadership
as a whole.

"There has to be a way for young lawyers, for other candidates,
other women and diverse candidates to get these positions,"
Ms. Liebenberg said.

According to Judge Moss, once the study is completed -- hopefully
by the summer -- she and Alvare plan to take the findings to
conferences with judges and bar associations to spread the message
that leadership in mass litigations should be representative of
the clients.

Shifting Paradigm?

Judge Moss and Ms. Alvare are tackling an issue that many
attorneys said has historically been a problem with mass torts and
MDLs.


                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Personal Injury Suit Filed in Delaware
-------------------------------------------------------
Jerry Lee Walker and Betty Walker, v. Air & Liquid Systems
Corporation, individually and a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, individually and as successor in
interest to Buffalo Pumps; Amchem Products, Inc., n/k/a Rhone
Poulenc AG Company, n/k/a Bayer Cropscience Inc.; Armstrong
International, Inc.; Atwood & Morril Co., d/b/a Weir Valves &
Controls USA, Inc.; Aurora Pump Company; Borgwarner Morse Tec LLC;
BW/IP Inc., as successor to Byron Jackson Pumps; Carrier
Corporation, individually and as successor in interest to Bryant
Heating & Cooling Systems; CBS Corporation, a Delaware
Corporation, f/k/a Viacom, Inc., successor by merger to CBS
Corporation, a Pennsylvania Corporation, f/k/a Westinghouse
Electric Corporation, as successor in interest to The Bryant
Electric Company; Copes-Vulcan Inc.; Crane Co.; Federal-Mogul
Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, as successor to Felt Products Mfg.
Co.; Flowserve U.S. Inc., individually and solely as successor to
Durco Duriron, Anchor Darling, Superior Group, Edward Vogt, Vogt
Valve, Inc., and Rockwell Manufacturing Company; FMC Corporation,
individually and as successor through acquisition of Northern Pump
Company, Chicago Pump Company, and Peerless Pump Company;
Foster Wheeler LLC; Gardner Denver, Inc.; General Electric
Company; Georgia-Pacific LLC; Goulds Pumps, Incorporated; Grinnell
LLC; Honeywell International, Inc., f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc., as
successor in interest to the Bendix Corporation; ITT Corporation;
Jenkins Bros.; Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc.; Navistar, Inc., d/b/a
International Truck & Engine Corporation, f/k/a International
Harvester, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; TDY Industries,
Inc., f/k/a Teledyne Industries, Inc., individually and as
successor of Farris Engineering; The Fairbanks Company; The
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Union Carbide Corporation; Velan
Valve Corporation; Viking Pump, Inc.; Warren Pumps, LLC.; Case No.
N16C-03-153 ASB (Del. Super., March 16, 2016), alleges that
Plaintiff was wrongfully exposed to and inhaled, ingested, or
otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers, an inherently dangerous toxic
substance emanating from certain products which were manufactured,
sold, distributed, or installed by the Defendants.

Air & Liquid Systems Corporation is engaged in the specification,
mining, manufacturing, distribution, sales, licensing, leasing,
installation, removal, or use of asbestos and asbestos-containing
products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     A. Dale Bowers, Esq.
     Kenneth L. Wan, Esq.
     William J. P. Mulgrew, III, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF A. DALE BOWERS, P.A.
     203 North Maryland Avenue
     Wilmington, DE 19804
     Telephone: (302) 691-3786
     Facsimile: (302) 691-3790
     E-mail: dale@bowerslegal.com

          -- and -

     Jason Yampolsky, Esq.
     WEITZ & LUXENBERG, P.C.
     700 Broadway
     New York, NY 10003
     Telephone: (212) 558-5500
     Facsimile: (212) 344-5461

Defense Coordinating Counsel is represented by:

     Rufo, Loreto P
     Rufo Associates PA
     1252 Old Lancaster Pike
     Hockessin, DE 19707
     Tel: (302) 234-5900
     E-mail: lrufo@rufolaw.com


ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Bourke" Remanded to Louisiana State Court
-----------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiff Julius David Bourke filed a motion to remand the case
captioned JULIUS DAVID BOURKE, Plaintiff, v. EXXON MOBIL
CORPORATION, ET AL., SECTION: "E", Defendants, Civil Action No.
15-5347 (E.D. La.) to state court. Defendants Exxon Mobil
Corporation and Georgia-Pacific, LLC, oppose the motion.

The Plaintiff argues he properly pleaded causes of action against
Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., a non-diverse defendant, under Louisiana
law, such that complete diversity of citizenship does not exist
between the Plaintiff and all of the Defendants. The Plaintiff
does not, however, address his claims against Eagle, Inc., or
whether Eagle is a properly joined defendant to the action.

The Plaintiff filed a Petition for Damages against a handful of
Defendants in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans,
State of Louisiana.  The Plaintiff's claims arise out of his
allegedly "substantial exposure to asbestos and asbestos-
containing products" which were either "sold, distributed,
applied, removed, used, manipulated, and/or maintained" in various
locations by the Defendants.  According to the Plaintiff, he was
exposed to asbestos from around 1953 through the 1970s.  More
specifically, the Plaintiff contends that, from his birth in 1953
through 1960, he was "repeatedly exposed to asbestos" as a child
from his "father's person and work clothes," when his father
worked "with and around asbestos-containing products at the Exxon
Baton Rouge facilities."  Then, as an adult, Plaintiff contends he
was repeatedly exposed to asbestos from approximately 1965 through
1978 while working as a carpenter at "various residential
construction sites" and as a contractor "at the Exxon Baton Rouge
Refinery."

In an Order dated March 4, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/WZoeeffrom Leagle.com, Judge Susie Morgan of the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
granted the motion to remand.

Julius David Bourke, Plaintiff, represented by J. Burton LeBlanc,
IV, Baron & Budd, P.C., Christopher C. Colley, Baron & Budd, P.C.,
David Ryan Cannella, Cannella Law Firm, LLC, Denyse Finn Clancy,
Baron & Budd, P.C. & Jeremiah S. Boling, Baron & Budd, P.C..

ExxonMobil Corporation, Defendant, is represented by David Mark
Bienvenu, Jr., Esq. -- David.Bienvenu@bblawla.com -- Bienvenu,
Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga, APLLC, Anthony Joseph Lascaro,
Esq. -- Anthony.Lascaro@bblawla.com -- Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco,
Viator & Holinga, APLLC, James McClendon Williams, Esq. --
Chehardy,Sherman,Ellis,Murray,Recile,Stakelum&Hayes, LLP, John
Allain Viator,Esq. -- John.Viator@bblawla.com -- Bienvenu,
Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga, APLLC, Katie Dampier Chabert,
Esq. -- Katie.Chabert@bblawla.com -- Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco,
Viator & Holinga, APLLC, Lexi T. Holinga, Esq. --
Lexi.Holinga@bblawla.com -- Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator &
Holinga, APLLC & Tam Catherine Bourgeois, Esq. --
Tam.Bourgeois@@bblawla.com -- Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator &
Holinga, APLLC.

Union Carbide Corporation, Defendant, represented by Deborah
DeRoche Kuchler, Esq. -- dkuchler@kuchlerpolk.com -- Kuchler Polk
Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, McGready Lewis Richeson, Esq. --
mricheson@kuchlerpolk.com -- Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner &
Richeson, LLC, Ernest G. Foundas, Esq. -- efoundas@kuchlerpolk.com
-- Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Francis Xavier
deBlanc, III, Esq. -- fdeblanc@kuchlerpolk.com -- Kuchler Polk
Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC, Melissa M. Desormeaux, Esq. --
mdesormeaux@kuchlerpolk.com -- Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner &
Richeson, LLC, Michael H. Abraham, Esq. --
mabraham@kuchlerpolk.com -- Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson,
LLC, Milele N. St. Julien, Esq. -- mstjulien@kuchlerpolk.com --
Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC & Perrey S. Lee, Esq. -
- plee@kuchlerpolk.com -- Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson,
LLC.

Georgia-Pacific LLC, Defendant, represented by Gary A. Bezet, Kean
Miller, Alexandra E. Rossi, Kean Miller, Allison N. Benoit, Kean
Miller, Anthony M. Williams, Kean Miller LLP, Barrye Panepinto
Miyagi, Kean Miller, Gayla M. Moncla, Kean Miller, Gregory M.
Anding, Kean Miller, Jay Morton Jalenak, Jr., Kean Miller, Robert
E. Dille, Kean Miller, Sarah W. Anderson, Kean Miller & Sean J
Whittington, Kean Miller.

Taylor-Seidenbach, Inc., Defendant, represented by Christopher
Kelly Lightfoot, Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, Anne
Elizabeth Medo, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, Edward J. Lassus, Jr.,
Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale & Richard J. Garvey, Jr.,
Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Sealing Orders in EFH Cases Rejected
-----------------------------------------------------
Steven M. Sellers, writing for Bloomberg BNA, reported that
documents that Energy Future Holdings Corp. sought to file under
seal will instead be public record, after a March 18 ruling of the
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Sealing litigation documents is "strongly disfavored," Judge
Richard G. Andrews wrote, denying motions to seal part of the
record in two asbestos bankruptcy appeals.

Energy Future had asked the court to "accept under seal about
nineteen pleadings and twenty exhibits" previously sealed in the
bankruptcy court.

Energy Future argued the move was necessary because the documents
related to "forward-looking financial projections," "operational
information," and "internal tax strategies."

Asbestos claimant Shirley Fenicle opposed the requests, noting a
"presumption of a right of access" to the courts, particularly in
a chapter 11 reorganization where courts view a debtor's affairs
as "an open book."

Courts have a duty to consider the public interest even when no
party contests a sealing order, the court said. "Here, however,
someone does oppose it, and I do not believe it is in the public
interest, or necessary," to grant the motion, it said.

The law offices of Richards, Layton & Finger represented Energy
Future Holdings Corp. Hogan McDaniel represented Fenicle.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court Rules on Motions in Limine in "Watts"
------------------------------------------------------------
Pending before the Court are the Motions in Limine filed by
Defendants Ingersoll-Rand Company, Borgwarner Morse Tec, Excelsior
Packing and Viking Pumps, Inc., in the case captioned STEVEN
WATTS, Plaintiff, v. 84 LUMBER COMPANY et al., Defendants, Case
No. 14-CV-327-SMY-DGW (S.D. Ill.).  Honeywell International
adopted and incorporated co-defendants' motions.

The purpose of a motion in limine is to allow the trial court to
rule on the relevance and admissibility of evidence before it is
offered at trial.  Motions in limine also may save the parties
time, effort, and cost in preparing and presenting their cases.

In a Memorandum and Order dated February 16, 2016, which is
available at http://is.gd/iZUQFnfrom Leagle.com, Judge Staci M.
Yandle of the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Illinois granted, among other things, the following
unopposed motions in limine:

   * Ingersoll-Rand's motion in limine No. 1 -- to exclude
witnesses and exhibits not previously disclosed;

   * Ingersoll-Rand's motion in limine No. 2 -- to exclude
witnesses and expert testimony not previously disclosed;

   * Ingersoll-Rand's motion in limine No. 6 -- to preclude
argument or evidence regarding knowledge or conduct post-dating
plaintiff's last alleged exposure;

   * Ingersoll-Rand's motion in limine No. 8 -- to preclude
argument or evidence regarding products not at issue; and

   * Ingersoll-Rand's motion in limine No. 9 -- to exclude
evidence or argument related to Ingersoll Rand Company's parent,
related, and affiliated companies.

Steven Watts, Plaintiff, is represented by Michael Cohan, Esq. --
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Christopher Fonville, Esq. -- Napoli Bern et
al. & Kardon Stolzman,  Esq. -- Napoli Bern et al..

Borgwarner Morse Tec, Inc., Defendant, is represented by Donald W.
Ward, Esq. -- dww@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog Crebs LLP, MO, Gary L.
Smith, Esq. -- gls@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog Crebs LLP/AC, James
D. Maschhoff, Esq. -- jdm@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog Crebs LLP,
Mary Ann Hatch, Esq. -- mahw@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog, Crebs et
al. & Mordecai D. Boone, Esq. -- mordecai.boone@dentons.com --
Dentons US, LLP.

Ingersoll-Rand Company, Defendant, is represented by Benjamin J.
Wilson, Esq. -- bwilson@heplerbroom.com -- HeplerBroom LLC, Carl
J. Geraci, Esq. -- cgeraci@heplerbroom.com -- HeplerBroom LLC,
Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson, Esq. --
dstlawrence@milesstockbridge.com -- Miles & Stockbridge PC,
Michael J Chessler, Esq. -- mchessler@heplerbroom.com --
HeplerBroom LLC & Robert H. Sands, Esq. -- rsands@heplerbroom.com
-- HeplerBroom LLC.

Asbestos Corporation LTD., Defendant, is represented by Anthony M.
Goldner, Esq. -- anthony.goldner@wilsonelser.com  -- Wilson Elser
et al. & Karen E. Bettcher, Esq. -- Karen.bettcher@wilsonelser.com
-- Wilson, Elser et al.

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Defendant, is represented by Erin Renee
Griebel, Esq. -- O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns L.L.C. &
Meredith S Hudgens, Esq. -- O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns
L.L.C.

Georgia Pacific, LLC, Defendant, represented by Benjamin J.
Wilson, HeplerBroom LLC, Carl J. Geraci, HeplerBroom LLC & Michael
J Chessler, HeplerBroom LLC.

Trane US, Inc., Defendant, represented by Benjamin J. Wilson,
HeplerBroom LLC, Carl J. Geraci, HeplerBroom LLC & Michael J
Chessler, HeplerBroom LLC.

Excelsior Packing & Gaskets, Defendant, is represented by Keith B.
Hill, Esq. -- khill@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al., Lisa
A. LaConte, Esq. -- llaconte@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et
al., James R. Grabowski, Esq. -- jgrabowski@heylroyster.com --
Heyl, Royster et al., Michael D. Schag, Esq. --
mschag@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al. & Patrick D. Cloud,
Esq. -- pcloud@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al..

Honeywell International, Inc., Defendant, is represented by Luke
J. Mangan, Esq. -- lmangan@polsinelli.com  -- Polsinelli PC,
Allison K. Sonneveld, Esq. -- asonneveld@polsinelli.com  --
Polsinelli Shughart PC, Kathleen Ann Hardee, Esq. --
khardee@polsinelli.com  -- Polsinelli PC & Kirra N. Jones, Esq. --
kjones@polsinelli.com -- Polsinelli PC.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Defendant, represented by Kyler H.
Stevens, Esq. -- Kurowski Shultz LLC & Jerome S. Warchol, Jr.,
Esq. -- Kurowski Shultz LLC.

Metallo Gasket Company, Inc., Defendant, represented by Matthew J.
Morris, Esq. -- Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP & Justin S.
Zimmerman, Esq. --Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Viking Pumps, Inc., Defendant, represented by Keith B. Hill, Heyl,
Royster et al., James R. Grabowski, Heyl, Royster et al., Michael
D. Schag, Heyl, Royster et al. & Patrick D. Cloud, Heyl, Royster
et al.

Warren Pumps, LLC, Defendant, is represented by Keith B. Hill,
Esq. -- khill@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al..

Warren Pumps, LLC, Defendant, is represented by James R. Grabowski
Esq. -- jgrabowski@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al.,
Michael D. Schag, Esq. -- mschag@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster
et al. & Patrick D. Cloud, Esq. -- pcloud@heylroyster.com -- Heyl,
Royster et al..

William Powell Company, Defendant, is represented by Michael R.
Dauphin, Esq. -- mdauphin@foleymansfield.com  -- Foley &
Mansfield, PLLP & Michael W. Newport, Esq. --
mnewport@foleymansfield.com  -- Foley & Mansfield, PLLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Viking Loses Summary Judgment Bid in "Watts"
-------------------------------------------------------------
Steven Watts filed an action alleging he sustained injuries as a
result of exposure to asbestos-containing products attributable to
Viking Pumps and various other defendants.  Pending before the
Court is the Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Viking.

Viking asserts that there is no testimony or other evidence to
create a genuine dispute of fact regarding Plaintiff's exposure to
any asbestos-containing products attributable to Viking.

In a Memorandum and Order dated February 16, 2016, which is
available at http://is.gd/3QxmoTfrom Leagle.com, Judge Staci M.
Yandle of the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Illinois denied Viking's Motion for Summary Judgment.
Judge Yandle held that the Plaintiff has provided evidence
establishing "frequency, regularity, and proximity" to Viking
asbestos-containing products.  The Plaintiff specifically recalled
replacing gaskets and packing on Viking pumps during his naval
service.  The process of removing and installing gaskets and
packing created dust which he inhaled.  For approximately three
years, the Plaintiff regularly performed repairs on Viking pumps.
Viking admits that it utilized asbestos-containing packing and
gasket material in its pumps during the relevant time period.
Viking also does not deny that its products were used in the Navy.
Based on the circumstantial evidence, a reasonable jury could
conclude that not only were Viking pumps were aboard the Surfbird
and Hector, but also that the pumps contained asbestos.

The case is STEVEN WATTS, Plaintiff, v. 84 LUMBER COMPANY et al.,
Defendants, Case No. 14-CV-327-SMY-DGW (S.D. Ill.).
Steven Watts, Plaintiff, is represented by Michael Cohan, Esq. --
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Christopher Fonville, Esq. -- Napoli Bern et
al. & Kardon Stolzman,  Esq. -- Napoli Bern et al..

Borgwarner Morse Tec, Inc., Defendant, is represented by Donald W.
Ward, Esq. -- dww@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog Crebs LLP, MO, Gary L.
Smith, Esq. -- gls@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog Crebs LLP/AC, James
D. Maschhoff, Esq. -- jdm@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog Crebs LLP,
Mary Ann Hatch, Esq. -- mahw@herzogcrebs.com -- Herzog, Crebs et
al. & Mordecai D. Boone, Esq. -- mordecai.boone@dentons.com --
Dentons US, LLP.

Ingersoll-Rand Company, Defendant, is represented by Benjamin J.
Wilson, Esq. -- bwilson@heplerbroom.com -- HeplerBroom LLC, Carl
J. Geraci, Esq. -- cgeraci@heplerbroom.com -- HeplerBroom LLC,
Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson, Esq. --
dstlawrence@milesstockbridge.com -- Miles & Stockbridge PC,
Michael J Chessler, Esq. -- mchessler@heplerbroom.com --
HeplerBroom LLC & Robert H. Sands, Esq. -- rsands@heplerbroom.com
-- HeplerBroom LLC.

Asbestos Corporation LTD., Defendant, is represented by Anthony M.
Goldner, Esq. -- anthony.goldner@wilsonelser.com  -- Wilson Elser
et al. & Karen E. Bettcher, Esq. -- Karen.bettcher@wilsonelser.com
-- Wilson, Elser et al.

Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Defendant, is represented by Erin Renee
Griebel, Esq. -- O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns L.L.C. &
Meredith S Hudgens, Esq. -- O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns
L.L.C.

Georgia Pacific, LLC, Defendant, represented by Benjamin J.
Wilson, HeplerBroom LLC, Carl J. Geraci, HeplerBroom LLC & Michael
J Chessler, HeplerBroom LLC.

Trane US, Inc., Defendant, represented by Benjamin J. Wilson,
HeplerBroom LLC, Carl J. Geraci, HeplerBroom LLC & Michael J
Chessler, HeplerBroom LLC.

Excelsior Packing & Gaskets, Defendant, is represented by Keith B.
Hill, Esq. -- khill@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al., Lisa
A. LaConte, Esq. -- llaconte@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et
al., James R. Grabowski, Esq. -- jgrabowski@heylroyster.com --
Heyl, Royster et al., Michael D. Schag, Esq. --
mschag@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al. & Patrick D. Cloud,
Esq. -- pcloud@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al..

Honeywell International, Inc., Defendant, is represented by Luke
J. Mangan, Esq. -- lmangan@polsinelli.com  -- Polsinelli PC,
Allison K. Sonneveld, Esq. -- asonneveld@polsinelli.com  --
Polsinelli Shughart PC, Kathleen Ann Hardee, Esq. --
khardee@polsinelli.com  -- Polsinelli PC & Kirra N. Jones, Esq. --
kjones@polsinelli.com -- Polsinelli PC.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Defendant, represented by Kyler H.
Stevens, Esq. -- Kurowski Shultz LLC & Jerome S. Warchol, Jr.,
Esq. -- Kurowski Shultz LLC.

Metallo Gasket Company, Inc., Defendant, represented by Matthew J.
Morris, Esq. -- Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP & Justin S.
Zimmerman, Esq. --Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Viking Pumps, Inc., Defendant, represented by Keith B. Hill, Heyl,
Royster et al., James R. Grabowski, Heyl, Royster et al., Michael
D. Schag, Heyl, Royster et al. & Patrick D. Cloud, Heyl, Royster
et al.

Warren Pumps, LLC, Defendant, is represented by Keith B. Hill,
Esq. -- khill@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al..

Warren Pumps, LLC, Defendant, is represented by James R. Grabowski
Esq. -- jgrabowski@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster et al.,
Michael D. Schag, Esq. -- mschag@heylroyster.com -- Heyl, Royster
et al. & Patrick D. Cloud, Esq. -- pcloud@heylroyster.com -- Heyl,
Royster et al..

William Powell Company, Defendant, is represented by Michael R.
Dauphin, Esq. -- mdauphin@foleymansfield.com  -- Foley &
Mansfield, PLLP & Michael W. Newport, Esq. --
mnewport@foleymansfield.com  -- Foley & Mansfield, PLLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Judgment vs. Honeywell in "Davis" Affirmed
-----------------------------------------------------------
In an appeal from the judgment entered on a jury verdict in
Plaintiff Nickole Davis' favor who at trial presented expert
testimony in support of her claim that her father's exposure to
asbestos in Bendix brake linings that he used when performing
brake jobs in the 1960s and 1970s was a substantial factor in
contributing to his risk of developing mesothelioma, defendant
Honeywell International Inc. contends that this opinion testimony,
which commonly is referred to as the "every exposure," "any
exposure," or "any fiber" theory -- should have been excluded
under Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern
California (2012) because it is speculative and devoid of
evidentiary and logical support.

Honeywell proposed a special jury instruction on causation, which
the trial court refused to give.  Honeywell contends the trial
court's refusal to give the proposed instruction was error, and
that Honeywell was prejudiced by that error.

In an Opinion dated March 3, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/eB37gLfrom Leagle.com, the Court of Appeals of
California, Second District, Division Four, affirmed the judgment
of the trial court, holding that the jury was properly instructed
on causation thus the trial court's refusal to give Honeywell's
proposed instruction was not error.

The case is NICKOLE DAVIS, as Personal Representative, etc.,
Plaintiff and Respondent, v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.,
Defendant and Appellant, No. B256793 (Cal. App.).

Perkins Coie, Brien F. McMahon, Esq. -- BMcMahon@perkinscoie.com ,
Aaron R. Goldstein, Esq. -- AGoldstein@perkinscoie.com; Horvitz &
Levy, Lisa Perrochet, Esq. -- lperrochet@horvitzlevy.com,  and
Robert H. Wright , Esq. -- rwright@horvitzlevy.com for Defendant
and Appellant.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Judgment vs. Sugar, et al., Affirmed
-----------------------------------------------------
Appellants Arthur David Sugar; Honey Creek Contracting Company,
Inc.; Dave Sugar Excavating, LLC; ADS Leasing Corp.; and
Excavating Technologies, Inc., appeal a March 27, 2013
environmental enforcement civil penalty awarded to the Appellee
State of Ohio by the Jefferson County Common Pleas Court.

Appellant Sugar argues that the trial court improperly found him
personally liable for environmental violations that occurred
during the asbestos removal in a mill owned by his company.  The
Appellants collectively argue that since Sugar Excavating,
Excavating Tech, and ADS did not own or operate the property, they
also cannot be held liable.  Even if the Court of Appeals of Ohio,
Seventh District, Jefferson County, would uphold the trial court's
liability determination against Sugar personally, the Appellants
argue that the civil penalty imposed by the trial court is
excessive.

In an Opinion dated March 3, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/f5WuxAfrom Leagle.com, the Court of Appeals of Ohio,
Seventh District, Jefferson County, affirmed the judgment of the
trial court after finding that the Appellants' arguments to be
without merit.

The case is STATE ex rel. MICHAEL DeWINE, OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL,
PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE, v. ARTHUR DAVID SUGAR, SR., et al.,
DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS, Nos. 14 JE 0004, 14 JE 0006, 2016-Ohio-884
(Ohio App.).

Atty. Mike DeWine, Attorney General of Ohio, Atty. Sarah Bloom
Anderson, Atty. Clint R. White, Atty. Aaron S. Fanner, Assistant
Attorneys General, Environmental Enforcement Section, 30 East
Broad Street, 25th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215, for Plaintiff-
Appellee.

Atty. Jeffrey A. Kurz, Esq. -- 42 N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, OH
44503, for Defendants-Appellants.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Unterleitner" Remanded to Calif. State Court
--------------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiff Rolf Unterleitner filed an asbestos litigation action
against a number of Defendants, including O'Reilly Auto
Enterprises, LLC (f/k/a CSK Auto, Inc.) in Alameda County Superior
Court.  O'Reilly, claiming that it is the only remaining defendant
and that the parties are diverse, removed the case to federal
court on February 18, 2016.

Pending before the Court is the Plaintiff's motion to remand and
for an award of attorneys' fees.  O'Reilly filed a "Conditional
Non-Opposition" to the motion, in which it does not oppose remand
but asks the Court to deny the Plaintiff's requests for costs.

The Plaintiff seeks an award of $4,200, which is equal to the
amount of attorneys' fees the Plaintiff spent prosecuting its
motion to remand.

In an Order dated March 2, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/kqVgUjfrom Leagle.com, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline
Scott Corley of the United States District Court for the Northern
District of California granted the Plaintiff's Motion to Remand,
remanded the case to Superior Court, and ordered O'Reilly to pay
the Plaintiff $4,200 for costs incurred in litigating this
meritorious motion to remand.

The case is ROLF UNTERLEITNER, Plaintiff, v. BASF CATALYSTS LLC,
et al., Defendants, Case No. 16-cv-00818-JSC (N.D. Calif.).

Rolf Unterleitner, Plaintiff, is represented by Benno B Ashrafi,
Esq. -- Weitz and Luxenberg PC, Marc Ian Willick, Esq. -- Weitz
Luxenberg P.C., Carlos Jorge Enrique Guzman, Esq. -- Weitz
Luxenberg P.C. & Tyler Robert Stock, Esq. -- Weitz Luxenburg.

O'Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC, Defendant, is represented by Alex
G. Taheri, Esq. -- ataheri@hptylaw.com  -- Hawkins Parnell
Thackston and Young LLP & Edward Richard Ulloa, Esq. --
eulloa@hptylaw.com  -- Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Prejudicial Arguments Excluded in "Pecher"
-----------------------------------------------------------
In an Opinion and Order dated March 7, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/yd7zprfrom Leagle.com, Judge William M. Conley of
the United States District Court for the Western District of
Wisconsin ordered the following rulings on the motions in limine,
as well as a motion by plaintiff Janet Pecher, individually and as
Special Administrator on behalf of the Estate of Urban Pecher, to
claw back an admission made during the course of summary judgment,
and two other recently-filed motions:

   (1) Plaintiff Janet Pecher's omnibus motion in limine to
exclude unsupported, irrelevant, and unfairly prejudicial
arguments and evidence is granted in part, denied in part and
reserved in part;

   (2) the Plaintiff's motion in limine to exclude evidence or
testimony regarding workers' compensation claim is granted in part
and denied in part;

   (3) the Plaintiff's motion for leave to file the plaintiffs'
amended response to defendant Weyerhaeuser's Company's
consolidated statement or proposed findings of fact is denied;

   (4) Defendant Weyerhaeuser Company's motions in limine are
granted in part, denied in part and reserved in part;

   (5) the Plaintiff's motion to strike deposition designations by
defendant is reserved; and

   (6) the Plaintiff's motion for leave to take preservation
depositions in lieu of trial testimony is reserved.

The case is JANET PECHER, Individually and as Special
Administrator on behalf of the Estate of Urban Pecher, Plaintiff,
v. WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY, Defendant, No. 14-cv-147-wmc (W.D. Wis.).

Janet Pecher, Plaintiff, is represented by Michael P. Cascino,
Esq. -- Cascino Vaughan Law Offices, Ltd., Alyssa R. Segawa, Esq.
-- info@galiherlaw.com --  Galiher DeRobertis Waxman, Anthony
Carr, Esq. -- info@galiherlaw.com -- Galiher DeRobertis Waxman,
Gary Galiher, Esq. -- info@galiherlaw.com   -- Galiher DeRobertis
Waxman, Ilana Waxman, Esq. -- info@galiherlaw.com -- Galiher
DeRobertis Waxman, James Nicholas Hoey, Esq. -- Cascino Vaughan
Law Offices, Ltd., John Eugene Herrick, Esq. --
jherrick@motleyrice.com -- Motley Rice LLC,Meredith Kay Clark,
Esq. -- mkclark@motleyrice.com -- Motley Rice LLC, Nathan David
Finch,  Esq. -- ndfinch@motleyrice.com -- Motley Rice LLC,Robert
G. McCoy, Esq. -- Cascino Vaughan Law Offices, Ltd. & William C
Swett, Esq. -- wcswett@motleyrice.com -- Motley Rice LLC.

Weyerhaeuser Company, Defendant, is represented by Joshua J.
Metcalf, Esq. -- Joshua.Metcalf@formanwatkins.com -- Forman
Watkins & Krutz, LLP, Mitch McGuffey, Esq. --
Mitch.McGuffrey@formanwatkins.com -- Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP,
Nick Giallourakis, Esq. -- Nick.Giallourakis@formanwatkins.com --
Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP, Ruth F. Maron, Esq. --
Ruth.Maron@formanwatkins.com -- Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP, Tanya
D. Ellis, Esq. -- Tanya.Ellis@formanwatkins.com -- Forman Watkins
& Krutz, LLP, Thomas Benton York, Esq. --
Thomas.Benton@formanwatkins.com -- Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP &
Walter G Watkins, III, Esq. -- Walter.Watkins@formanwatkins.com --
Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP.

Weyerhaeuser Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Joshua J.
Metcalf, Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP & Tanya D. Ellis, Forman
Watkins & Krutz, LLP.

Marshfield DoorSystems, Inc., Interested Party, represented by
Sherry Dawn Coley, Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. & Joshua Lee
Johanningmeier, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Morrison Fails in Bid to Junk Continental Suit
---------------------------------------------------------------
Defendant Morrison Construction Co. filed a Motion to Dismiss for
Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction the case captioned THE
CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. MORRISON CONSTRUCTION
CO., Defendant, No. 2:15-CV-70 (N.D. Ind.).

Plaintiff Continental Insurance Company filed the declaratory
judgment action against Defendant.  Continental requested a
declaratory judgment that an employer liability insurance policy
issued by Continental to Morrison does not provide coverage for a
suit brought against Morrison by Kenneth G. Wilkening and Betty Jo
Wilkening.  Continental alleged that the Court had diversity
jurisdiction over the suit.

According to Continental's declaratory judgment complaint, the
Wilkenings' complaint arose from Kenneth Wilkening's alleged
exposure to asbestos while working for Morrison between 1966 and
1967.  Kenneth Wilkening alleged that he suffered "severe, painful
and disabling injuries and illnesses to his lungs and body and
other injuries and illnesses."

Morrison filed a motion to dismiss Continental's declaratory
judgment suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, but that
motion became moot when Continental was granted leave to file an
amended complaint. Continental's amended complaint is similar to
its first complaint, except that it seeks reimbursement for
certain defense costs which Continental inadvertently paid to
Morrison due to a clerical error. The amended complaint also notes
that, after the filing of the first complaint, Continental
advanced Morrison $214,000 to settle the Wilkenings' claims,
contingent upon its return upon the Court's determination that
Continental did not have an obligation to defend and indemnify
Morrison against the Wilkenings' claims.

Morrison filed the instant motion to dismiss contending that this
Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction because Continental cannot
demonstrate that the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. More
specifically, Morrison notes that the amount discussed in
settlement negotiations in the underlying claim, together with
Morrison's defense costs, fell below the jurisdictional amount at
the time Continental filed this action.

In an Opinion and Order dated March 8, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/XhPCJ4from Leagle.com, Judge Rudy Lozano of the
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana,
Hammond Division, denied the Defendant's motion.

The, Continental Insurance Company Plaintiff, is represented by
Bruce Lichtcsien, Esq. -- blichtcsien@hww-law.com -- Hinkhouse
Williams Walsh LLP, Phillip K Beth, Esq. -- pbeth@hww-law.com --
Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP & John Zulkey, Esq. -- jzulkey@hww-
law.com -- Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP.

Morrison Construction Company, Defendant, isrepresented by David
Sethi, pro hac vice & Walter J Alvarez, Esq. -- Alvarez Law
Office.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Bid to Remand "Murray" Denied
----------------------------------------------
A complaint was filed by Catherine Murray, as executrix of John M.
Murray's Estate, against Eastern Refractories Company, Inc., et
al., in Massachusetts Superior Court.

The five-count complaint alleges that the plaintiff's decedent,
John M. Murray, contracted asbestosis and other related asbestos-
related diseases from exposure to the defendants' asbestos and
asbestos-containing materials while working as a rigger at the
Boston Naval Shipyard, Charlestown, Massachusetts.  On December
19, 2012, the case was removed to the United States District Court
for the District of Massachusetts and transferred to Magistrate
Judge Bowler's Asbestos Docket.

Rapid filed a voluntary petition for relief in the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

The plaintiff filed a Motion to Remand Case to State Court stating
that the only remaining defendant is a bankrupt entity.

In an Order dated March 10, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/hxRFxYfrom Leagle.com, Judge Mark L. Wolf of the
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
denied the Plaintiff's Motion to Remand Case to State Court and
stayed the case.

The case is CATHERINE MURRAY, as Executrix of the Estate of JOHN
M. MURRAY, Plaintiff, v. EASTERN REFRACTORIES COMPANY, INC., et
al., Defendant, C.A. No. 12-12355-MLW (D. Mass.).

Yarway Corporation, Defendant, is represented by Jeffrey L. Adams,
Esq. -- Parker Ibrahim & Berg, LLC, Patrick S. Tracey, Esq. --
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP & Todd S. Holbrook, Esq. -- Morgan
Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Yarway Corporation, Cross Defendant, is represented by Jeffrey L.
Adams, Parker Ibrahim & Berg, LLC, Patrick S. Tracey, Morgan Lewis
& Bockius LLP,Todd S. Holbrook, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP,
Jeffrey L. Adams, Parker Ibrahim & Berg, LLC, Patrick S. Tracey,
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Todd S. Holbrook, Morgan Lewis &
Bockius LLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Trane Wins Summary Judgment in "Moss"
------------------------------------------------------
Jane Moss filed a civil action on behalf of her deceased husband,
Harry M. Moss, who died in 2013 from lung cancer.  The Plaintiff
contends that her husband's cancer was caused by his exposure to
asbestos-containing materials used to insulate and maintain
boilers.  Soon after the case was filed, it was transferred to the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania for consolidated pretrial
proceedings as part of multidistrict litigation.

Defendant Trane U.S., Inc., has moved for summary judgment on two
grounds: (1) the defendant argues that it did not assume the
liabilities at issue when it purchased American Standard (a
company that manufactured some of the boilers on which Moss
worked); and (2) the defendant argues that it cannot be held
liable because American Standard did not manufacture, distribute
or specify the use of the asbestos-containing materials that
caused plaintiff's injuries.

In an Opinion and Order dated March 9, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/fpJ6Ibfrom Leagle.com, Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment.

The case is JANE MOSS, individually and as Special Administrator
of the Estate of Harry M. Moss, Plaintiff, v. TRANE U.S., INC.,
Defendant, No. 13-cv-42-bbc (W.D. Wis.).

Jane Moss, Plaintiff, is represented by Michael P. Cascino, Esq. -
- Cascino Vaughan Law Offices, Ltd. & Daniel Benjamin Hausman,
Esq. -- Cascino Vaughan Law Offices, Ltd.

Trane U.S. Inc., Defendant, is represented by Trevor Jonathan
Will, Esq. -- Foley & Lardner & Gregory Neil Heinen, Esq. -- Foley
& Lardner.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: MW Custom Papers Wins Bid to Dismiss "Neumann"
---------------------------------------------------------------
Doris Jane Neumann filed a negligence action in Illinois state
court against several manufacturers or distributors of asbestos-
laden products.  In the "take-home" or "secondary" asbestos
lawsuit, Neumann alleges that she contracted malignant
mesothelioma through her exposure to asbestos fibers unwittingly
brought home by her son, who utilized the Defendants' products at
work.

Defendant MW Custom Papers, LLC, filed a motion to dismiss, as
successor-in-interest to the Mead Corporation contending that
Neumann's negligence claim fails as a matter of law because it did
not owe her any duty.

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order dated March 10, 2016, which is
available athttp://is.gd/ZU3NEpfrom Leagle.com, Judge Marvin E.
Aspen of the United States District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted the motion.

The case is DORIS JANE NEUMANN, Plaintiff, v. BORG-WARNER MORSE
TEC LLC, et al., Defendants, No. 15 C 10507 (N.D. Ill.).

Doris Jane Neumann, Plaintiff, is represented by Dana C. Simon,
Esq. -- dsimon@sgpblaw.com -- Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett,
PC & Robert Neil Wadington, Esq. --  rwadington@wadingtonlaw.com -
- Robert N. Wadington & Associates.

Honeywell International Inc., Defendant, is represented by
Jennifer Jerit Johnson, Esq. -- jjohnson@tresslerllp.com --
Tressler LLP & Si-Yong Yi, Esq. -- syi@tresslerllp.com -- Tressler
LLP.

Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, Defendant, is represented by Bradley
Charles Nahrstadt, Esq. -- bcn@lipelyons.com -- Lipe Lyons Murphy
Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd., Derek John Crimando, Esq. --
djc@lipelyons.com -- Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd.,
Frank Tung, Esq. -- ft@lipelyons.com -- Lipe Lyons Murphy
Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. & Kelly M Cronin, Esq. --
kmc@lipelyons.com -- Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd.

Dana Companies LLC, Defendant, is represented by Kaitlyn Noel
Chenevert, Esq. &Nathan Anthony Quaglia, Esq. --
nquaglia@smbtrials.com -- Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP.

Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Defendant, is
represented by John J. Kurowski, Esq. -- Kurwoski Shultz, LLC.

Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Defendant, represented by Kevin C.
Mcginley, Thompson Coburn LLP.

Union Carbide Corporation, Defendant, represented by Tobin J
Taylor, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen, P.C. & Stephanie Anali
Garces, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen.

Honeywell International Inc., Cross Claimant, represented by
Jennifer Jerit Johnson, Tressler LLP, Shannon M. Dunne, Tressler
LLP & Si-Yong Yi, Tressler LLP.

Dana Companies LLC, Cross Defendant, represented by Kaitlyn Noel
Chenevert.
Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Cross Defendant, represented by
Kevin C. Mcginley, Thompson Coburn LLP.

Union Carbide Corporation, Cross Defendant, represented by Tobin J
Taylor, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen, P.C..

Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Cross Claimant, represented by Kevin
C. Mcginley, Thompson Coburn LLP.

Dana Companies LLC, Cross Defendant, represented by Kaitlyn Noel
Chenevert.
Honeywell International Inc., Cross Defendant, represented by
Jennifer Jerit Johnson, Tressler LLP, Shannon M. Dunne, Tressler
LLP & Si-Yong Yi, Tressler LLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Cal. App. Flips Summary Judgment in "Hanson"
-------------------------------------------------------------
There is no dispute defendant Collins Electrical Company exposed
plaintiff Robert Hanson to asbestos.  Hanson now has asbestos-
related pleural plaquing in his lungs, and this plaquing does not
impair Hanson's lung function.  Collins argues that without actual
impairment, Hanson has no negligence claim.  That there is no
evidence Hanson suffers from any asbestos-related physical
impairment -- i.e., his pleural plaquing has not affected his
breathing capacity.  Collins maintains Hanson cannot establish an
essential element of a negligence claim, namely damages.  Hanson
answers that the asbestos exposure was tortious conduct that now
requires him to incur medical monitoring costs and places him in
fear of developing asbestos-related cancer.

The trial court agreed with Collins and granted summary judgment.

In an Opinion dated March 14, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/pUiXKnfrom Leagle.com, the Court of Appeals of
California, First District, Division One, reversed the trial
court's judgment.

The case is ROBERT JAMES HANSON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v.
COLLINS ELECTRICAL COMPANY, Defendant and Respondent, No. A141878.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 7th Cir. Remands Disability Benefits Suit
----------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiff Paul D. Dimmett, who is now 62 years old, applied in
2011 to the Social Security Administration for disability
benefits.  He claimed to be disabled from any gainful employment
by a combination of ailments including asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), asbestosis, and a heel spur in his right
foot.  Turned down by the administrative law judge who heard his
case, and then by the Social Security Appeals Council (which
declined to review the administrative law judge's decision), he
appealed to the district court, also without success; for on the
recommendation of the magistrate judge to whom the district judge
had referred the case, the district judge affirmed the denial of
benefits without discussion, precipitating this appeal, which
highlights several important recurring issues in the disability
program.

For 33 years before the June day in 2011, on which, shortly after
suffering a possible heart attack, the Plaintiff quit his job and
simultaneously applied for benefits.  He had been a sheet metal
journeyman, work that is conceded to be "heavy" and beyond his
physical capacity to do any longer. In fact for several years
prior to his onset date he had been given accommodations at work
to compensate for his diminishing abilities, and as a result was
effectively performing "light" rather than "heavy" work in 2011.

In 2001, while still employed, he'd suspected that he was being
exposed to asbestos on the job. A doctor whom he consulted
concluded from X-rays of the plaintiff's lungs, and from breathing
tests, that the plaintiff's lungs indeed had scarring "consistent
with asbestos exposure." The doctor also inferred from the tests a
"possibility of decreased lung volume." As far as we can tell, the
plaintiff hadn't taken the doctor's advice to consult an expert in
asbestos-related diseases, but around the time of his possible
heart attack he had consulted a doctor about shortness of breath
and chest pain and the doctor had diagnosed COPD and encouraged
the plaintiff to stop smoking. Earlier he had also been diagnosed
and treated for asthma. He used an inhaler to alleviate his
pulmonary distress.

The administrative law judge determined that the plaintiff's
asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were "severe
impairments," but noted that the plaintiff had not been diagnosed
with asbestosis and ruled that his heel spur was not a significant
impediment to working. The plaintiff disagrees with the latter two
findings, but his appeal primarily challenges the administrative
law judge's further finding that the plaintiff's asthma and
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, although they preclude his
returning to his old job as a sheet metal worker, do not disable
him from full-time employment in jobs involving unskilled medium
work provided that the work doesn't expose him to extreme
temperatures, humidity, or airborne pollutants.

In a Decision dated March 14, 2016, which is available at
http://is.gd/wXQLw8from Leagle.com, the United States Court of
Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the district court's
judgment and remanded the case to the Social Security
Administration.

The district judge, in accepting the magistrate judge's
recommendation, offered no analysis at all, the Seventh Circuit
held.  Neither judge's opinion did justice to the plaintiff's
claim, the Seventh Circuit further held.

The case is PAUL D. DIMMETT, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CAROLYN W.
COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant-
Appellee, No. 15-2233 (7th Cir.).


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Union Pacific Had $120MM Liability at Dec. 31
--------------------------------------------------------------
Union Pacific Corp. reported a $120 million asbestos-related
liability, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2015

The Company states "We are a defendant in a number of lawsuits in
which current and former employees and other parties allege
exposure to asbestos. We assess our potential liability using a
statistical analysis of resolution costs for asbestos-related
claims.  This liability is updated annually and excludes future
defense and processing costs. The liability for resolving both
asserted and unasserted claims was based on the following
assumptions:

   * The ratio of future claims by alleged disease would be
consistent with historical averages adjusted for inflation.

   * The number of claims filed against us will decline each year.

   * The average settlement values for asserted and unasserted
claims will be equivalent to historical averages.

   * The percentage of claims dismissed in the future will be
equivalent to historical averages.

"Our liability for asbestos-related claims is not discounted to
present value due to the uncertainty surrounding the timing of
future payments. Approximately 22% of the recorded liability
related to asserted claims and approximately 78% related to
unasserted claims at December 31, 2015.  Because of the
uncertainty surrounding the ultimate outcome of asbestos-related
claims, it is reasonably possible that future costs to settle
these claims may range from approximately $120 million to $129
million.  We record an accrual at the low end of the range as no
amount of loss within the range is more probable than any other.

"In conjunction with the liability update performed in 2015, we
also reassessed our estimated insurance recoveries. We have
recognized an asset for estimated insurance recoveries at December
31, 2015, and 2014.  The amounts recorded for asbestos-related
liabilities and related insurance recoveries were based on
currently known facts. However, future events, such as the number
of new claims filed each year, average settlement costs, and
insurance coverage issues, could cause the actual costs and
insurance recoveries to be higher or lower than the projected
amounts. Estimates also may vary in the future if strategies,
activities, and outcomes of asbestos litigation materially change;
federal and state laws governing asbestos litigation increase or
decrease the probability or amount of compensation of claimants;
and there are material changes with respect to payments made to
claimants by other defendants."

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific
Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. Union
Pacific Corporation's rail network includes 32,084 route miles
linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest
and eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in
1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Halliburton Class Suit Appeal Pending in 5th Cir
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The allegation relating to a disclosure of the asbestos liability
exposure remains to be the only punitive class action claim being
faced by Halliburton Co. in a class action lawsuit styled
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Supporting Fund (AMSF) v. Halliburton
Company, et al., according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2015.

The Company states, "In June 2002, a class action lawsuit was
filed against us in federal court alleging violations of the
federal securities laws after the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) initiated an investigation in connection with our
change in accounting for revenue on long-term construction
projects and related disclosures. In the weeks that followed,
approximately twenty similar class actions were filed against us.
Several of those lawsuits also named as defendants several of our
present or former officers and directors. The class action cases
were later consolidated, and the amended consolidated class action
complaint, styled Richard Moore, et al. v. Halliburton Company, et
al., was filed and served upon us in April 2003. As a result of a
substitution of lead plaintiffs, the case was styled Archdiocese
of Milwaukee Supporting Fund (AMSF) v. Halliburton Company, et al.
AMSF has changed its name to Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (the Fund).
We settled with the SEC in the second quarter of 2004.

"In June 2003, the lead plaintiffs filed a motion for leave to
file a second amended consolidated complaint, which was granted by
the court. In addition to restating the original accounting and
disclosure claims, the second amended consolidated complaint
included claims arising out of our 1998 acquisition of Dresser
Industries, Inc., including that we failed to timely disclose the
resulting asbestos liability exposure.

"In April 2005, the court appointed new co-lead counsel and named
the Fund the new lead plaintiff, directing that it file a third
consolidated amended complaint and that we file our motion to
dismiss. The court held oral arguments on that motion in August
2005. In March 2006, the court entered an order in which it
granted the motion to dismiss with respect to claims arising prior
to June 1999 and granted the motion with respect to certain other
claims while permitting the Fund to re-plead some of those claims
to correct deficiencies in its earlier complaint. In April 2006,
the Fund filed its fourth amended consolidated complaint. We filed
a motion to dismiss those portions of the complaint that had been
re-pled. A hearing was held on that motion in July 2006, and in
March 2007 the court ordered dismissal of the claims against all
individual defendants other than our Chief Executive Officer
(CEO). The court ordered that the case proceed against our CEO and
us.

"In September 2007, the Fund filed a motion for class
certification, and our response was filed in November 2007. The
district court issued an order in November 2008 denying the motion
for class certification. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
affirmed the district court's order denying class certification.
In June 2011, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Fifth
Circuit ruling that the Fund needed to prove loss causation in
order to obtain class certification and the case was returned to
the lower courts for further consideration.

"In January 2012, the district court issued an order certifying
the class. In April 2013, the Fifth Circuit issued an order
affirming the district court's order.

"Our writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court was
granted and in June 2014 the Supreme Court issued its decision,
maintaining the presumption of class member reliance through the
"fraud on the market" theory, but holding that we are entitled to
rebut that presumption by presenting evidence that there was no
impact on our stock price from the alleged misrepresentation.
Because the district court and the Fifth Circuit denied us that
opportunity, the Supreme Court vacated the Fifth Circuit's
decision and remanded for further proceedings consistent with the
Supreme Court decision.

"In December 2014, the district court held a hearing to consider
whether there was an impact on our stock price from the alleged
misrepresentations. On July 27, 2015, the district court denied
certification for the plaintiff class with respect to five of the
six dates upon which the plaintiffs claimed that disclosures
correcting previously misleading statements had been made that
resulted in an impact to the stock price. However, the district
court certified the class with respect to a disclosure made on
December 7, 2001 regarding an adverse jury verdict in an asbestos
case that plaintiffs alleged was corrective, leaving the
allegation relating to disclosure of the asbestos liability
exposure as the only remaining punitive class action claim. The
ruling was based on the district court's conclusion that the court
was required to assume at class certification that a disclosure
was actually corrective. We do not agree with that conclusion and
filed a petition with the Fifth Circuit seeking to appeal the
ruling. On November 4, 2015, the Fifth Circuit granted our
petition to appeal the district court's ruling. The case will now
be fully briefed and argued before the Fifth Circuit. We cannot
predict the outcome or consequences of this case, which we intend
to vigorously defend."

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to
the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Halliburton
Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: CSX Had $269-Mil. PI Claims Reserve at Dec. 31
---------------------------------------------------------------
CSX Corp. has $269 million casualty reserve for personal injury,
asbestos and occupational injury claims, according to the
Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Casualty reserves of $265 million and $269 million for 2014 and
2015, respectively, represent accruals for personal injury,
asbestos and occupational injury claims.  The Company's self-
insured retention amount for these claims is $50 million per
occurrence.  Currently, no individual claim is expected to exceed
the self-insured retention amount.  In accordance with the
Contingencies Topic in the ASC, to the extent the value of an
individual claim exceeds the self-insured retention amount, the
Company would present the liability on a gross basis with a
corresponding receivable for insurance recoveries.  These reserves
fluctuate based upon the timing of payments as well as changes in
estimate. Actual results may vary from estimates due to the
number, type and severity of the injury, costs of medical
treatments and uncertainties in litigation. Most of the Company's
casualty claims relate to CSXT unless otherwise noted.  Defense
and processing costs, which historically have been insignificant
and are anticipated to be insignificant in the future, are not
included in the recorded liabilities. During 2015, 2014 and 2013,
there were no significant changes in estimate recorded to adjust
casualty reserves.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-
based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The
company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal
containers and trailers. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and
is based in Jacksonville, Florida.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: CSX Faces 160 Exposure Claims at Dec. 31
---------------------------------------------------------
CSX Corp. faces 160 asserted asbestos claims by employees alleging
exposure to asbestos in the workplace, according to the Company's
Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company is party to a number of asbestos claims by employees
alleging exposure to asbestos in the workplace.  The greatest
possible exposure for employees resulted from work conducted in
and around steam locomotive engines that were largely phased out
beginning around the 1950s. Other types of exposures, however,
including exposure from locomotive component parts and building
materials, continued until these exposures were substantially
eliminated by 1985.  Additionally, the Company has retained
liability for asbestos claims filed against its previously owned
international container shipping business.  Diseases associated
with asbestos typically have long latency periods (amount of time
between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the disease) which
can range from 10 to 40 years after exposure.

Management reviews asserted asbestos claims quarterly. Since
exposure to asbestos has been substantially eliminated, unasserted
or incurred but not reported ("IBNR") asbestos claims are analyzed
by a third-party specialist and reviewed by management annually.
In 2014, management extended the forecast period from 7 years to
10 years. Based on a review of historical settlement trends,
management concluded that ten years is the most probable time
period in which unasserted asbestos claim filings and claim values
can be estimated. The Company does not believe there is sufficient
data to justify a projection period longer than 10 years at this
time. The change in the forecast period resulted in an immaterial
increase in the asbestos reserves during 2014. Approximately 20%
of the recorded undiscounted liability is related to asserted
claims and approximately 80% is related to unasserted claims as of
December 25, 2015.

CSXT's historical claim filings, settlement amounts, and dismissal
rates are analyzed to determine future anticipated claim filing
rates and average settlement values for asbestos claims reserves.
The potentially exposed population is estimated by using CSXT's
employment records and industry data. From this analysis, the
specialist estimates the IBNR claims liabilities.

Occupational claims arise from allegations of exposure to certain
materials in the workplace, such as solvents, soaps, chemicals
(collectively referred to as "irritants") and diesel fuels (like
exhaust fumes) or allegations of chronic physical injuries
resulting from work conditions, such as repetitive stress
injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and hearing loss.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-
based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The
company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal
containers and trailers. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and
is based in Jacksonville, Florida.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Goodyear Had 67,400 PI Claims at Dec. 31
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The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. faces 67,400 pending asbestos-
related personal injuries claims, according to the Company's Form
10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company states "We are a defendant in numerous lawsuits
alleging various asbestos-related personal injuries purported to
result from alleged exposure to asbestos in certain products
manufactured by us or present in certain of our facilities.
Typically, these lawsuits have been brought against multiple
defendants in state and Federal courts. To date, we have disposed
of approximately 117,800 claims by defending and obtaining the
dismissal thereof or by entering into a settlement. The sum of our
accrued asbestos-related liability and gross payments to date,
including legal costs, by us and our insurers totaled
approximately $497 million and $458 million through December 31,
2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

"Because claims are often filed and disposed of by dismissal or
settlement in large numbers, the amount and timing of settlements
and the number of open claims during a particular period can
fluctuate significantly.

"We periodically, and at least annually, review our existing
reserves for pending claims, including a reasonable estimate of
the liability associated with unasserted asbestos claims, and
estimate our receivables from probable insurance recoveries. We
recorded gross liabilities for both asserted and unasserted
claims, inclusive of defense costs, totaling $171 million and $151
million at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
The increase in the liability during 2015 is based on updated
assumptions for defense costs and indemnity costs in future
periods based on historical cost data and trends. The recorded
liability represents our estimated liability over the next ten
years, which represents the period over which the liability can be
reasonably estimated. Due to the difficulties in making these
estimates, analysis based on new data and/or a change in
circumstances arising in the future could result in an increase in
the recorded obligation in an amount that cannot be reasonably
estimated, and that increase could be significant.

"We maintain certain primary and excess insurance coverage under
coverage-in-place agreements, and also have additional excess
liability insurance with respect to asbestos liabilities. After
consultation with our outside legal counsel and giving
consideration to agreements with certain of our insurance
carriers, the financial viability and legal obligations of our
insurance carriers and other relevant factors, we determine an
amount we expect is probable of recovery from such carriers. We
record a receivable with respect to such policies when we
determine that recovery is probable and we can reasonably estimate
the amount of a particular recovery.

"We recorded a receivable related to asbestos claims of $117
million at December 31, 2015 and $71 million at December 31, 2014.
The increase in the receivable is related to changes in
assumptions for probable insurance recoveries for asbestos claims
in future periods which positively impacted the receivable by $21
million, as well as an increase in anticipated insurance
recoveries corresponding to the increase in the gross liability.

"We expect that approximately 70% of asbestos claim related losses
would be recoverable through insurance during the ten-year period
covered by the estimated liability. Of these amounts, $12 million
and $13 million were included in Current Assets as part of
Accounts Receivable at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014,
respectively. The recorded receivable consists of an amount we
expect to collect under coverage-in-place agreements with certain
primary carriers and excess insurance carriers as well as an
amount we believe is probable of recovery from certain of our
other excess insurance carriers.

"We believe that, at December 31, 2015, we had approximately $410
million in excess level policy limits applicable to indemnity and
defense costs for asbestos products claims under coverage-in-place
agreements, which increased as a result of recent changes in
assumptions for insurance recoveries. We also had additional
unsettled excess level policy limits potentially applicable to
such costs. We also had coverage under certain primary policies
for indemnity and defense costs for asbestos products claims under
remaining aggregate limits pursuant to a coverage-in-place
agreement, as well as coverage for indemnity and defense costs for
asbestos premises claims pursuant to coverage-in-place agreements.

"We believe that our reserve for asbestos claims, and the
receivable for recoveries from insurance carriers recorded in
respect of these claims, reflects reasonable and probable
estimates of these amounts, subject to the exclusion of claims for
which it is not feasible to make reasonable estimates. The
estimate of the assets and liabilities related to pending and
expected future asbestos claims and insurance recoveries is
subject to numerous uncertainties, including, but not limited to,
changes in:

   * the litigation environment,
   * Federal and state law governing the compensation of asbestos
claimants,
   * recoverability of receivables due to potential insolvency of
carriers,
   * our approach to defending and resolving claims, and
   * the level of payments made to claimants from other sources,
including other defendants and 524(g) trusts.

"As a result, with respect to both asserted and unasserted claims,
it is reasonably possible that we may incur a material amount of
cost in excess of the current reserve; however, such amounts
cannot be reasonably estimated. Coverage under insurance policies
is subject to varying characteristics of asbestos claims
including, but not limited to, the type of claim (premise vs.
product exposure), alleged date of first exposure to our products
or premises and disease alleged. Depending upon the nature of
these characteristics, as well as the resolution of certain legal
issues, some portion of the insurance may not be accessible by
us."

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its
subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes
tires, and related products and services. The company sells its
products worldwide through a network of dealers, regional
distributors, retail outlets, and retailers. The Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron,
Ohio.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Real Estate Developer Settles Charges for $700K
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Gloria Gonzalez, writing for Business Insurance, reported that the
U.S. Department of Labor has settled charges with a New York state
real estate developer and management company related to exposure
to lead and asbestos hazards for $700,000.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited
Wingdale, New York-based Olivet Management L.L.C., now known as
Dover Greens L.L.C., in March 2014 for dozens of violations after
the developer exposed its own employees and the employees of 13
contractors to lead and asbestos hazards during renovation and
cleanup operations at the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center
in Dover Plains, New York.

In October 2013, Dover Greens employees and contractors performed
cleanup operations in preparation for a tour of the site by
potential investors. The work, which was directed and overseen by
Dover Greens supervisors, never included intentionally removing
asbestos and lead-contaminated debris, according to company
officials.

"Workers and their families were exposed to lead and asbestos and
their attendant health hazards due to Olivet Management's failure
to provide them with basic, required safeguards," Robert Kulick,
OSHA's regional administrator in New York, said in a statement.
"This settlement obligates the company to do things correctly this
time and take additional steps to ensure safe and healthful
working conditions or face the full original fine of $2.3
million."

The settlement requires Dover Greens to select and retain a
general contractor experienced in a project of the type and
magnitude of the Harlem Valley renovation and familiar with lead
and asbestos hazards on a construction site, including how to
control those and other hazards during the renovation, according
to the agreement. It also requires that contractors whose
employees may come in contact with lead or asbestos have
documented training and experience in adhering to OSHA lead and
asbestos standards and that the company not oppose workers comp
claims by employees for illnesses resulting from lead or asbestos
exposure, among other actions.

"The terms of the settlement are stringent and comprehensive,"
Jeffrey Rogoff, the regional solicitor of labor in New York, said
in a statement. "They seek to ensure that the company provides the
project's employees with safe and healthful working conditions at
all times. We are prepared to take appropriate action to escalate
penalties should it fail to live up to its commitments."

The settlement allows Dover Greens to pay $700,000 in fines over a
10-year period while the remaining balance of nearly $1.7 million
originally proposed is held in abeyance and becomes payable
immediately if the company fails to comply with the specific terms
of the settlement.

"Dover Greens maintains that no construction or remediation
efforts requiring permitting commenced during that time and that
none of its cosmetic-related activities could reasonably expose
any worker to harmful levels of any hazardous substance," the
company said in a statement. "Nevertheless, Dover Greens has
settled with OSHA and has agreed to pay $700,000 as an investment
to ensure future worker safety, including health and environmental
awareness, for the restoration of the former state-owned
facility."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: New Asbestos Regulations Hit Building Owners
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Amanda Cropp, writing for Business Day, reported that new measures
to prevent asbestos contamination during renovations and
demolitions could prove costly for building owners, but industry
leaders say change is well over due.

From April 4 new asbestos regulations come into force under the
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Health and safety consultants report a big jump in demand for
asbestos surveys of commercial buildings, but they're also
struggling to find suitably qualified staff to do the work.

The original draft regulations included a requirement that all
buildings built before 2000 had a register showing where asbestos
was located, but Cabinet is awaiting the results of further
consultation before it decides whether to make registers
compulsory.

Asbestos consultant Mike Cosman was a member of a WorkSafe
stakeholder advisory group consulted over the new regulations.
They include a two-tier licensing system for the removal of more
than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos, or any amount of
the more dangerous friable asbestos (powdery or easily crumbled).

Class A licences will eventually replace existing Certificates of
Competence needed to remove the more hazardous material. To date
Worksafe has received 457 registrations of interest for Class B
licences to remove non-friable material.

Cosman said the changes were long overdue because New Zealand had
been 20 years behind international best practice when it came to
handling asbestos.

"We probably don't know how bad it's been because the level of
overall surveillance of asbestos removal work has been very very
low."

Cosman said the onus was now on owners to find out if their
buildings contained asbestos, and on contractors to ensure their
processes were up to scratch.

Intrusive testing might be necessary before refurbishment or
demolition could start.

"You might have to make holes in the cladding in order to see what
lies behind. It can be very expensive, but not as expensive as not
doing the survey, and discovering you have spread asbestos all
over your construction site, and have to stop work and clean it
up."

Quenton Dowdell, managing director of Dowdell and Associates
occupational health and safety consultants,  said compulsory
asbestos registers would put New Zealand on a par with the United
States, Britain and Australia.

"The Government owns more properties than anyone so maybe it was a
cost exercise, and they realised it was going to impact them more
than anyone else."

Dowdell said asbestos survey costs ranged from under $1000 to tens
of thousands for multi-story buildings.

He has recruited five British surveyors to meet demand, which had
more than doubled in the past year.

Asbestos removal and management company ATL has also been
recruiting in Europe and chief executive, Brett Pietersen, said it
was extremely difficult finding sufficient competent staff.

"In our business alone we could hire another three or four
surveyors tomorrow and have them busy by the end of the week."

ATL's asbestos manager, Ray Payne, said changes to the regulations
could result in additional monitoring and clearance testing,
adding significantly to the cost for asbestos removal.

"It could be as much as $500 to $700 a day for the air monitoring.
The swabs [for surface testing] will be $110 per swab  . . if an
independent assessor says five [swabs], that's how many will need
to be done."

The New Zealand Property Council's advocacy director, Matt
Paterson, said his organisation's 700 members were increasingly
aware of their responsibilities to identify and manage any
asbestos hazards under Health and Safety laws, and were getting
surveys done.

The unexpected discovery of asbestos when work was already
underway during refurbishment or demolition of older pre-1990s
buildings could add millions to the final cost.

Building owners with small portfolios may also struggle to meet
the added compliance costs, Paterson said.

"Many of these building owners are facing costs around seismic
strengthening so there's a bit of a double whammy -- that's not an
excuse not to do it, because it's important to do something -- but
it does impact on the practicality and affordability of it."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: RICO Cases Against Plaintiffs Firms Stayed
-----------------------------------------------------------
Jessica Karmasek, writing for Legal Newsline, reported that a
federal judge has agreed to stay four racketeering lawsuits filed
against asbestos plaintiffs firms by Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Judge Graham Mullen, for the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, granted the
gasket-maker's motion for stay.

Mullen, in his single-page order, granted Garlock's motion based
on the parties' "consent and for good cause shown."

All proceedings in the cases are stayed pending consideration of
the company's consensual plan of reorganization by a federal
bankruptcy court.

Garlock, in its motion, explained that it reached an agreement
with representatives for all current and future asbestos claimants
on the principal terms of a consensual plan of reorganization
March 17. The agreement will resolve its nearly six-year-old
bankruptcy case.

Under the plan, Garlock and its parent, Coltec Industries Inc.,
and ultimate parent, EnPro Industries Inc., will fund a $480
million trust that will assume sole responsibility for paying all
current and future asbestos claims. In exchange, the plan will
provide for injunctions that will prohibit all current and future
asbestos claimants from pursuing their claims against Garlock,
Coltec, their affiliates and certain other protected parties.

"The plan will thus permanently resolve all current and future
asbestos claims against Garlock and Coltec," the gasket-maker
wrote in its eight-page motion, filed March 21.

Garlock said it believes confirmation of the plan is "highly
likely," noting that it "enjoys the support of all relevant
constituencies," including the Official Committee of Asbestos
Personal Injury Claimants, the law firms that represent claimants
on the committee, the representative for future asbestos claimants
in Garlock's bankruptcy case, and representatives for Coltec
asbestos claimants.

EnPro President and CEO Steve Macadam has said he expects the
agreement to be finalized in summer 2017.

The four RICO actions will be settled in connection with the plan,
contingent upon a final order. Under the plan, the actions will be
dismissed with prejudice, upon exchange of agreements that include
"broad mutual releases," according to Garlock's motion.

The claims center on evidence submitted by Garlock in 2013 during
its bankruptcy proceeding. That evidence showed the asbestos
plaintiffs firms were manipulating the recovery system in order to
drive up the value of settlements with and verdicts against
solvent asbestos defendants, a bankruptcy judge ruled in 2014.

The firms did this by delaying the submission of its clients'
claims to trusts that were established by bankrupt former asbestos
defendants, the judge ruled.

These companies were forced to establish bankruptcy trusts because
they could not afford to pay their asbestos liabilities. Asbestos
victims submit claims to trusts in a process separate from the
victims' civil lawsuits against companies that are not bankrupt.

Also Monday, attorneys for John Crane Inc. withdrew its motion to
intervene in the action against Dallas firm Simon Greenstone
Panatier Bartlett PC. Simon Greenstone was one of five plaintiffs
firms facing racketeering lawsuits from Garlock.

JCI filed its motion in January, seeking approval to join the
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, lawsuit
against Simon Greenstone. JCI wanted to make its own racketeering
claims in addition to those already stated by Garlock.

Both JCI and Garlock claimed the asbestos firm delayed filing
trust claims so more blame could be pinned on them in civil
lawsuits.

In its filing, JCI pointed to Simon Greenstone's settlement
agreement with Garlock.

"In reliance on the Plaintiffs' and Defendants' representation
that their claims are resolved and will be dismissed upon
confirmation of Garlock's bankruptcy plan, JCI hereby withdraws
its Motion to Intervene," JCI's attorneys wrote.

In February, Simon Greenstone filed a breach of contract lawsuit
against JCI in Los Angeles federal court in response to JCI's
January motion. The firm, which has an office in that city, is
asking a judge to rule that JCI breached previous settlement
agreements by asking to intervene in the Garlock RICO case.

Simon Greenstone argued in a filing in March that JCI's motion was
moot.

"JCI will have every opportunity to litigate its claims in the
already pending California Action and should not be permitted to
disrupt this complex, global resolution of the Garlock
bankruptcy," the firm wrote in its March 17 motion for leave to
submit notice of settlement.

Garlock's RICO cases echo the claims it made in its bankruptcy
proceeding. The other defendants are Belluck & Fox in New York
City, Stanley-Iola of Dallas, Shein Law Center of Philadelphia,
and Waters & Kraus of Dallas.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Found in Moorings Apartments
------------------------------------------------------
Kevin Robinson, writing for Pensacola News Journal, reported that
Katrice Johnson went to The Moorings apartments hoping she could
retrieve all her belongings from her tornado-damaged residence.

As has often been the case over the past few weeks, she was let
down.

In March, asbestos was discovered inside dozens of tornado-damaged
units at The Moorings. The owners of the complex have contracted a
company to perform the necessary demolition and renovations, but
residents of the 49 impacted apartments have been unable to return
to their homes because of health hazards.

"Right now, we're in the process of having an environmental
company retrieve certain items that can be decontaminated," said
Angela Barrows, Emmer Management Corporation Northwest Florida
regional property manager.

Cason Environmental of Tallahassee has been contracted to perform
the demolition and renovation work, which is scheduled to begin
April 5, according to a notice filed to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.

The company's workers retrieved cleaned and decontaminated what
items they could and lugged them outside a chain-link fence to
waiting tenants. However, residents found out they weren't allowed
to reclaim belongings that were deemed safety risks. Those items
included porous property that had been exposed to asbestos and
electronics that had gotten wet and could potentially short out.

That meant Johnson's plans to pick up her TV and a light table she
used for graphic design projects were a no-go.

"I'm trying to pick up the pieces as much as possible, but I
really don't know," she said. "Every day I try to plan something
to try to make it so that I'm able to keep moving forward, but it
seems the more I try to move forward ... there is a 'no' or
something that takes place."

Many residents of The Moorings are on fixed or limited incomes and
use housing vouchers to cover a portion of their rent. Their long-
term renting options are limited, and having to start fresh with
new clothes and furniture makes the financial burden that much
greater.

Barrows said the apartment's owners have been assisting residents
as best they could by moving them into available units at The
Moorings or giving them preference in Sunrise Apartments, another
property under the same company umbrella.

"Unfortunately, our area is in a housing crisis," Barrows said.
"We cannot create affordable housing overnight. We too are in a
crisis as to 'Where do our residents go?'"

In an emailed statement, a representative of the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Developments said the agency was monitoring
the situation.

"HUD is in communication with the owners of The Moorings regarding
the well-being of the displaced tenants," the statement said. "HUD
requested a relocation plan from the owner, which we are expecting
within a few days. Based on our conversations with the owner, all
tenants are accounted for, their current location is known and
they have received support from the local community."

Johnson said she didn't blame the apartment owners or anyone else
for what Moorings residents had lost in the tornado. However, she
said the apartment's owners hadn't done enough to keep residents
informed and help them protect the belongings they had left.

"You have someone thinking you just want a handout, but you work
every day for all the stuff that you've got," she said. "I earned
every bit of the stuff that's in that apartment. Some of the
things I have in there ... that no one bought but me that I'm
never going to be able to see again."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Superior Sues Insurers Over Defense Costs
----------------------------------------------------------
Penn Record reported that Superior Group Inc. is suing four
insurance companies for allegedly failing to uphold their policies
after a litany of asbestos-exposure lawsuits were filed against
the company.

Superior Group Inc., formerly known as CAWSL Corp., Superior Tube
Company, Anchor/Darling Valve Company, and Drever Company filed a
lawsuit on Jan. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania against The Travelers Insurance Company,
Traveler's Casualty and Surety Company, The Travelers Indemnity
Company, and The Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut,
citing breach of contract and bad faith.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff had obtained insurance
coverage from the defendants under the names of Drevor and/or
Anchor Darling. The Darlings have allegedly been named as
defendants in numerous suits filed in various state and federal
courts in the United States, in which the claimants alleges bodily
sickness, disease, or death as a result of asbestos exposure in
products sold by the plaintiff.

The lawsuits have reportedly been tendered to the defendants, and
Drever claims to have demanded that the defendants meet their
coverage obligations under their numerous insurance policies to no
avail.

Superior Group Inc. seeks money damages according to proof and
trial, an order upholding the insurance policies and payments from
the defendants, pre and post-judgment interest, punitive or
exemplary damages, interest in the plaintiff's claims, defense
costs, attorney's fees, and a trial by jury. It is represented by
Paul A. Zevnik and Harvey Bartle of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP,
in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case
number 2:16-cv-00079-MAK


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Mesothelioma Claims Three Lives in Torbay
----------------------------------------------------------
Torquay Herald Express reported that the coroner has opened three
inquests where the cause of death was an asbestos-related disease.

Roy Lindow, 71, a retired electrician of Courtland Road, Shiphay,
Torquay, died on February 26 at Torbay Hospital.

An inquest opening has been told that during his working life Mr
Lindow had been exposed to asbestos and after developing breathing
problems was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2015.

Cause of death was pneumonia brought about by mesothelioma.

The coroner has also opened an inquest into the death of Philip
Edwards, 58, (known as Pip), of Cedar Court Road, Torquay, who
died at Rowcroft Hospice on February 27.

Mr Edwards, who worked in hospitality, had been exposed to
asbestos during his working life. He was diagnosed with
mesothelioma in October 2015. Cause of death was malignant
mesothelioma.

A third inquest has been opened into the death of Dudley Holmes,
72, a retired carpenter who lived at Roundham Road, Paignton.

The coroner has been told he had been exposed to asbestos during
his working life and was diagnosed with mesothelioma in June 2015.
He died of the disease at Rowcroft Hospice on March 2.

All three inquests were adjourned by Torbay coroner Ian Arrow
pending a full hearing at a later date.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio Hotel to Undergo Asbestos Removal
-------------------------------------------------------
The Associated Press reported that some $217,000 in taxpayer money
will be used to remove asbestos from a northwest Ohio hotel, set
to be demolished later this year.

The cost to remove the 45-year-old Toledo building now sits at
$2.6 million.

A project consultant says the asbestos removal delays the
project's completion date from the end of May to the end of
August.

The 19-story building has more than 260 rooms. It opened in 1970
as a Holiday Inn and cycled through numerous owners and name
changes before closing permanently in 2009 as the Hotel Seagate.

Lucas County paid $1.38 million to buy the property in 2014. More
than $4 million in taxpayers' money are expected to be spent on
the project.

There are no specific plans for the site after it's cleared.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestosis Class Suit Promises Many Twists
-----------------------------------------------------------
Gordon Gibb, writing for Lawyers and Settlements, reported that a
interesting asbestosis lawsuit is percolating in Hartford,
Connecticut, that carries various storylines and potential
outcomes: alleged asbestos exposure at the workplace when the
employer had emphatically stated there was no asbestos present,
followed by testing that confirmed there was; an asbestosis
compensation lawsuit recently approved for class-action status
even though Workers' Compensation law may prohibit some plaintiffs
from participating; a class-action lawsuit skewed toward future
medical monitoring given that exposure occurred within the last
six years, whereas it can take decades for asbestosis disease to
develop. . .

In spite of that, it has been reported that lead plaintiff Danny
Dougan has been wheezing and complaining of shortness of breath.
Is it due to an unusually early onset of asbestosis lung disease?
Or is it due, as defendants suggest, from a years-long smoking
habit?

The Journal Inquirer (2/12/16) reports that some workers involved
in a 2010 reconstruction project at Sikorsky Aircraft, located in
Stratford, may have been exposed to asbestos in spite their
employer providing assurance that there was no asbestos present,
or so it has been alleged.

According to the asbestosis lawsuit report, employees of Sikorsky,
co-defendants Carrier Corp., and URS Corp. AES, and B-G Mechanical
Contractors Inc. of Chicopee, Massachusetts (B-G), were tasked
with the removal of pipes and fittings in a boiler house as part
of a reconstruction that occurred between March and July 2010. The
boiler house dated back to 1930 and is described as a
"cogeneration" plant that produced both heat and electricity.

The use of asbestos as insulation for pipes and boilers was common
practice in that era, prior to the carcinogenic risks of asbestos
becoming more widely known to the greater population.

Lead plaintiff Dougan was an employee of B-G. Dougan and his
fellow plaintiffs from B-G as well as other workers involved in
the project inquired as to the presence of asbestos in the plant
and what the risks might be. According to the asbestosis disease
lawsuit, the workers were subsequently informed by the defendants
that "testing had been done, that asbestos was not present on the
pipes and pipe fittings, and that it was safe for them to do the
work to which they had been assigned," according to court
documents related to the lawsuit.

It has been reported that workers commenced operations in the
cogeneration plant amidst continued misgivings, and continued to
raise the matter until testing was conducted in early July of that
year.

The tests revealed the presence of asbestos. "Visible asbestos and
overloaded air samples" were found as a result of improper
disturbance of insulation containing asbestos on pipes and pipe
fittings, the lawsuit alleges. "Despite these results, the project
was not shut down until approximately two weeks later," the suit
continues, saying workers continued to be exposed during that
time.

It was at this time that licensed asbestos contractors were
brought in to safely remove asbestos. Sikorsky employees, who
continued to operate the boilers and keep them active during the
reconstruction project, began to wear respirators following the
release of test results.

But by then, was it too late?

In approving class-action status for the asbestosis lung cancer
lawsuit, Judge Grant Miller of Hartford Superior Court noted that
employees of Sikorsky and Carrier would be limited as to their
participation in the class-action lawsuit given existing rules
governing Workers' Compensation. The latter, according to the
Journal Inquirer, makes it relatively easy for workers to collect
asbestosis exposure compensation from their employers, but said
compensation could be limited under Workers' Compensation rules.
Plaintiffs would have to litigate that point individually, as well
as litigating the extent and nature of medical monitoring needed
in order to minimize the negative health impacts of asbestos
exposure going forward.

As noted earlier, the alleged exposure to asbestos occurred in
2010, or six years ago. Typically, asbestosis pleural plaques can
languish within the body for upwards of 30 years before suddenly
emerging in the form of asbestosis cancer. Thus the thrust of the
asbestos lawsuit -- which has been approved as a class action --
would be the potential for asbestosis lung complications in
forthcoming decades, and various applications of medical
monitoring to be conducted over time that may succeed in
minimizing adverse effects.

As for plaintiff Dougan, his situation is expected to generate
some polarizing testimony from two expert witnesses; one for the
plaintiffs and another for the defendants. According to the
Journal Inquirer, Dr. M. Saul Anwar, a specialist in respiratory
diseases, is expected to testify for the plaintiff "that screening
and early detection can be life-saving and/or improve the quality
of life in those individuals who develop asbestos-related
diseases," according to court papers.

The defendants in the lawsuit are expected to respond with Dr.
Barry William Levine of Massachusetts General Hospital, who is
expected to testify that Dougan does not suffer from asbestosis
lung disease, but rather "Mr. Dougan does suffer from severe
emphysema attributable to his long history of smoking cigarettes
and, as a result, Mr. Dougan requires regular medical
surveillance."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos in Schools Continue to Endanger Lives
---------------------------------------------------------------
Elsa Vulliamy, writing for Independent, reported that asbestos in
schools is a 'scandal' that puts the lives of both pupils and
teachers at risk, according to a report by a safety group.

Asbestos was widely used as an insulator in the construction of
buildings until 1999, when it was declared too dangerous.

Several lung diseases have been linked to asbestos, the most
serious being mesothelioma -- cancer of the lung lining- which is
always fatal and almost exclusively caused by exposure to
asbestos. Exposure can also cause lung cancer, scarring of the
lungs and thickening of lung membrane -- all of which are serious
lung diseases that can be fatal and/or life limiting.

According to Joint Union Asbestos Committee asbestos is present in
75 per cent of schools, and it is unknown how much asbestos
exposure it takes before a person is at risk of being ill.

The diseases caused by asbestos exposure do not affect a person
immediately, and it could be between 15 and 60 years before they
become ill. This means that it is difficult to know how much
damage asbestos in a school is doing at any given time.

JUAC has warned that "there is urgent need for action" against
asbestos in schools, which they say has killed 406 teachers since
1980.

The report estimates 300 people per year could die from asbestos
exposure as a result of attending school during the 1960s and
1970s.

Cleaners, support staff and caretakers are also at risk.

The current UK government policy is that asbestos may be left
alone, as long as it is in good condition and is not likely to be
disturbed (e.g. by further construction work).

Some schools have asbestos management systems, but many do not as
they are not compulsory unless the asbestos is disturbed.

"These are not minor problems that have crept in over recent
years," a report by the Asbestos Consultants Association, quoted
by JUAC, says. "They are fundamental problems that are endemic in
schools in the UK."

JUAC said that the problem in schools was a result of "systematic
failures" in the way it was dealt with by successive governments,
even after it was shown to be extremely harmful.

It said Whitehall showed a "scandalous disregard for life" by
allowing inadequate surveys and not campaigning against compulsory
detection that would prevent future cases mesothelioma.

The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world, and
is twice that of France, Germany and the USA, according to JUAC.

Incidences of mesothelioma have increased exponentially over the
years.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the National Union
of Teachers have been campaigning to urge the government to take
action asbestos for years, but the rules are yet to be changed.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "Only through the
safe, planned removal of all the asbestos which still remains in
place across the UK, will the deadly menace of asbestos be lifted
from future generations."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ohio EPA Probes Possible Asbestos Discovery
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WFMJ.com reported that a team of Ohio EPA investigators were
collecting samples from property in Elk Run Township to determine
if the material contains asbestos.

Ohio EPA spokesperson Lindey Amer  tells 21 News that the agency
was contacted by the West Point Fire Department which had been
called to the Route 45 property the day before to extinguish a
field fire.

Fire Chief Wayne Chamberlain says the fire spread from trash being
burned by the owner of the property near Stookesberry Road.
Chamberlain says trailers on the property contained drums and bags
marked "hazardous waste" and "asbestos".

According to the U.S. EPA, exposure to asbestos can increase an
individuals risk of developing lung disease.

Amer says that the samples collected will be analyzed. She hopes
to know if the material found at the property is hazardous.

She says that no health cautions or advisories have been issued
associated with the investigation.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Charleston Asbestos Deaths Higher Than State
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Gavin Jackson, writing for Charleston Post Courier, reported that
when operations ceased at the Charleston Naval Shipyard 20 years
ago, thousands lost their jobs. Since then, some have lost their
lives from asbestos exposure, and lawmakers are fighting to stop
new roadblocks that could prevent other victims from seeking
justice.

The shipyard is a primary reason why Charleston County's annual
asbestos-related mortality rate is double the state's rate and
even surpasses national numbers, with 8.8 deaths reported out of
every 100,000 residents.

That translates to an average of 29 deaths a year, said Alex
Formuzis, a vice president with the nonprofit Environmental
Working Group Action Fund.

"We don't anticipate the number of Americans who die every year
from asbestos to decline anytime soon," Formuzis said.

South Carolina's reporting rate is wedged in the middle between
Maine's mortality rate of 10.1 per 100,000 people, and the
District of Columbia's rate of 2.1.

Similar to other East Coast shipyards, Charleston played a key
role in building and repairing ships -- and later submarines --
for more than 95 years. Workers installed and removed hazardous
asbestos insulation, known for its fireproofing and anti-corrosive
properties, from vessels without proper precautions through the
1980s. That's about the time that the dangers of asbestos truly
began to be realized.

"Manufacturers were still supplying asbestos-containing products
to the shipyard and many different trades were exposed," said
asbestos-case lawyer Christopher Swett of the Mount Pleasant law
firm Motley Rice.

Exposure to asbestos dust is the primary cause of mesothelioma, an
aggressive cancer that most often affects thin tissue around the
lungs or other organs, and can take decades to manifest itself.
Once diagnosed, patients have around a year to live, limiting
their time to seek compensation.

A law passed in 2006 created legal foundations for asbestos cases
in South Carolina and allowed for expedited hearings for
mesothelioma patients. But cases are complicated and are only
heard by one circuit judge during four terms a year. With time
lags of one to three years before reaching a jury, the death of a
victim mid-way through could weaken a cases outcome, said Columbia
lawyer Theile McVey, who also handles asbestos cases.

"You have to jump through a lot of hoops before you can ever even
file a lawsuit," McVey said. "The folks who actually file a
lawsuit have truly been hurt by these defendants' asbestos
products."

Delay until the victim has died

Millions have also settled claims through specially created trusts
formed by bankrupt asbestos companies, but sometimes for pennies
on the dollar. Meanwhile, a state Senate bill dealing with those
trusts could allow asbestos companies to delay the lengthy court
process by weeks or possibly months, critics fear.

But state Sen. Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, said his legislation
focuses on requiring that details of trust settlements be made
public. Opponents say doing so would turn steps lawyers already
take into a law that companies can use against victims.

"This requires the disclosure of asbestos trust claims as part of
the discovery process," Massey said. "All this does is essentially
put that requirement in statute."

If a judge rules that settlement details weren't made available, a
company could ask for a continuance, which critics say is a
weakness.

"The judge would have to decide whether they really failed to
disclose or whether someone's really just trying to get an
extension," Massey said. "The idea is just to make sure everybody
has all the information that is available."

Swett and McVey say information under Massey's bill is already
disclosed during cases. "The game seems to be to delay until the
victim has died," Swett said. "The true problem with this bill
lies in the fact that an asbestos defendant can simply pick a
bankrupt third party out of thin air and make some conclusory
allegation as a basis to continue the case."

Formuzis said the bill is based off policy by the American
Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit that represents large
corporations and crafts model legislation for state lawmakers to
adapt. Massey rejects the claim.

A move by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, to stall the
bill in the Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly failed. Kimpson,
who works at the same law firm as Swett, carried it over to the
next meeting and plans to block it.

"The prognosis is very poor"

Such continuances could be a life or death delay for victims Swett
represents in his 15 current cases or McVey's 10 cases. Dr. Lynn
Schnapp, chief of pulmonary medicine at the Medical University of
South Carolina, has seen a decline in mesothelioma cases, but
treating the cancer is difficult.

"With asbestos exposure, it relates to the duration and the
intensity of the exposure that correlates with your risk for the
subsequent disease," Schnapp said. "The prognosis is very poor."

From 1999 to 2013, some 500 people in the state died from the
disease. Another 2,000 died from non-mesothelioma lung cancer and
372 from asbestosis. Nationwide, EWG Fund estimates, 12,000 to
15,000 deaths occurred annually during that time, based on records
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a formula
to estimate lung cancer deaths likely caused by asbestos.

Meanwhile, the danger continues to lurk behind ceiling tiles and
covered pipes already in many buildings across the state and
country. Once asbestos is disturbed, all it takes is a relatively
small amount to jeopardize unsuspecting construction workers
tradesmen and bystanders.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calif. Court Junks Plaintiffs' Claims
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HarrisMartin Publishing reported that a California court has
dismissed the majority of the claims brought in an asbestos suit,
opining that they are barred by the exclusive remedy provision in
the state's Workers' Compensation Act.

In the March 23 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California did allow the plaintiffs leave to amend its
complaint in order to properly plead one cause of action for
fraudulent concealment.

According to the complaint, plaintiff Leon Dean worked for DuPont
for more than 30 years, during which time he said he came into
contact with asbestos and fiberglass products.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Awards Summary Judgment to 5 Cos.
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HarrisMartin Publishing reported that a New York federal court has
awarded summary judgment to five asbestos defendants, finding in
part that the plaintiffs had failed to connect the alleged
exposure to any particular time, place or employer.

In the March 22 order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York did deny a motion brought by Rockwell
Automation, as a successor-in-interest to Allen-Bradley Co.,
saying that the documents submitted in support of the defendant's
motion were not enough to overcome the genuine issue of material
fact raised by the plaintiffs.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: UConn Chicken Coop Inspector to Get Day in Court
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Dave Altimari, writing for Hartford Courant, reported that James
Rock spent a good portion of his 35 years at the University of
Connecticut inside chicken coops.

As an inspector and educator with the UConn Extension, Rock
traveled across the state inspecting chicken coops at poultry
farms. Some were small shacks with sawdust on the floor, others
were large insulated barns with thousands of chickens in them.

Rock, a Cornell graduate, known to many as the "Professor of
Chicken Coops," died of lung cancer in 2010 at age 85. Now, his
estate and his family are waging a fight at the state Supreme
Court to get worker's compensation benefits, arguing that his
death was due to his job and that they're eligible even though
Rock never filed for benefits before he died.

Rock's family believes he inhaled airborne asbestos because many
older coops were insulated with inexpensive plaster boards that
likely contained the substance, court records show. When the
chicken pecked on the plaster board asbestos would escape into the
air, they argue.

His family believes the years of inspecting chicken coops from
Putnam to Canaan led to him contracting mesothelioma, a lung
cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, court records show.

"Back in the old days he'd visit two or three farms a day. You'd
be inhaling lots of dust, poultry feather dander, manure dander
all without wearing a mask or protective gear," said Mike Darre, a
co-worker of Rock's at UConn.

James Rock, known as the "Professor of Chicken Coops," died of
lung cancer in 2010 at the age of 85. Now, his estate and his
family are waging a fight at the state Supreme Court to get
worker's compensation benefits, arguing that his death was due to
his job. Video courtesy of SimonPure Productions.
After Rock's death his probate estate filed a worker's
compensation claim, arguing that his surviving family, including
three daughters and a son, deserved indemnity benefits their
father would have been eligible for from the state.

But the state Compensation Review Board ruled that Rock's probate
estate could not get disability benefits. The board ruled all the
estate was eligible for was $4,000 for funeral expenses.

The state Supreme Court will hear the case to decide whether
Rock's estate can file a worker''s compensation claim seeking
benefits that could be as much as $200,000.

Assistant Attorney General Lawrence G. Widem argues in a written
brief that Rock had 16 months from when he was diagnosed with
cancer until he died to file a worker's compensation claim against
the state but never did.

Widem wrote that a probate estate does not have legal standing to
make that claim for him now.

"Basically their argument is if [Rock] didn't do anything while he
was alive then no one can and that's just not what the statute
says," said Groton attorney Nathan Shafner, who is representing
the estate.

"All we are asking is the court remand the case back to the
[review board] so we can have a full hearing on the merits of our
argument that the disease he contracted while working killed him
and his estate is entitled to disability benefits."

Besides inspecting coops, Darre said, Rock helped farmers develop
good poultry handling techniques, educated them about potential
diseases and helped them set up financial plans to sustain their
businesses.

Darre said Rock worked to help the state's chicken farmers right
to the end of his life as president of the Connecticut Poultry
Association.

"I visited him in the hospital a few days before he died and he
was still talking poultry," Darre said.


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