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               Friday, July 8, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 136




                            Headlines


1406 GROUP: Faces "Bennett" Lawsuit Alleging Violation of FLSA
3M COMPANY: "Rauch" Sues Over Defective Dental Crowns
3M COMPANY: "Lembo" Sues Over Defective Dental Crowns
3M COMPANY: "Ebersole" Sues Over Defective Dental Crowns
ACOSTA SALES: "Ezell" Suit to Recover OT, Minimum Pay, Expenses

ADYAR ANANDA: "Gallego" Suit to Recover OT, Spread of Hours Pay
AM PIZZA: "De Farias" Suit to Recover Service Charges, Minimum Pay
ARISE VIRTUAL: "Carter" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
ASEM SHARHAN: "Maldonado" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
ASHLAND ELASTOMERS: Court Rejects Class Cert. Bid in "Stuntz"

ASSISTED CREDIT: Yang's Bid for Class Certification Granted
B&B CONTRACTING: "Grase" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
BANK OF AMERICA: Workers Pension Plans File Anti-Trust Suit
BLACKROCK INC: "Jensen" Sues Over Share Price Drop
BRAVO'S LIMOUSINE: "Gottfried" Suit to Recover Unpaid Hours

BUCCANEERS LTD: Technology Training Seeks Settlement Approval
CEILINGS R US INC: "Garcia" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
CHEESY PIZZA: "Gomez" Suit to Recover Minimum, Overtime Pay
CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS: "Cabrera" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION: "Lira" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay

CORPORATE GREEN: Bid for Conditional Certification Denied as Moot
DO & CO: Faces "Ferreira" Lawsuit Under FLSA, New York Labor Law
ELECTROLUX HOME: "Fitzgerald" Sues Over Defective Dishwashers
ENTERPRISE HEALTH: Faces Texas Suit Alleging Violation of FLSA
EXAMWORKS GROUP: Daytona Police Pension Suit Opposes Merger Deal

EXPRESS SCRIPTS: Faces N.Y. Lawsuit Alleging Violation of ERISA
EXTERIOR WALLS: Court Partly Granted Certification of Class
EXTRA SUPERMARKET: "Perez" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
FITBIT INC: "Da Luz" Securities Suit Removed to N.D. Cal
FORT STOCKTON: Faces Texas Lawsuit Alleging Violation of FLSA

GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC: "McBride" Suit Alleges Zofran Side Effects
GLK FOODS: Court Approved Motion for Mailing of Class Notice
GREEN BAY: "Garrity" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
HANSEN MEDICAL: "Muir" Sues Over Undervalued Buyout Deal
HELMERICH & PAYNE: "Burnside" Suit Alleges Violation of FLSA

HOBART SERVICE: Court Granted Alcantar's Motion to Certify Class
IL GABBIANO: "Policella" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
INTERSELECT INC: "Cunard" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
JKR BENTLEY: "Medina" Sues Over Age Discrimination
JPMORGAN CHASE: "James" Suit Seeks Settlement Approval

JUI LI: Court Certifies Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs' Class
KING INTELLIGENCE: "Pierre" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
KOI NY LLC: "Islam" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay, Tips
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS: New York Lawsuit Alleges Violation of ERISA
MAYNE PHARMA: Glen Ellyn Pharmacy Asks Court to Certify 3 Classes

MCDONALD'S CORPORATION: Sued in Ill. Over Mispriced Menu Items
MCI EASTERN: Sued in N.J. Super. Ct. Over Alarm Systems Purchase
MDL 2263: Carter Filed Amended Motion for Class Certification
MERCEDES-BENZ: "Hamm" Sues Over Faulty Transmission
MILWAUKEE COUNTY: "Ruehs" Files Suit Under FLSA

MORGAN STANLEY: "Hix" Labor Suit Transferred to S.D. Fla.
NEXT LEVEL: "Orozco" Seeks Unpaid Minimum Wages Under Labor Law
NORTHERN LEASING: Sued in Ga. Over Highly Overpriced Leases
NRP INVESTMENTS: "Brynes" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
NZONE GUIDANCE: "Randol" Suit Seeks Unpaid OT Wages Under FLSA

P&B CAPITAL: "Bower" Suit Seeks Class Certification
PACESETTERS PERSONNEL: Certification Sought in "Robinsons" Case
PATAGON DISTRIBUTION: "Huarte" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
PAUL J. COOPER: Ford Seeks Unpaid Overtime Pay Under Labor Law
PSB SATELLITES: "Villalba" Labor Suit Transferred to E.D.N.Y.

ROTOBRUSH INTERNATIONAL: Dennis Suit Seeks Class Certification
S&P OYSTER: Stebbins Seeks Unpaid Minimum & OT Wages Under FLSA
SEVENTH AVENUE: Faces "McNally" Lawsuit Alleging TCPA Violation
SHAN GROUP: "Sanabria" Suit Seeks Monetary Damages Under FLSA
SMG GROUP: "Shiptoski" Suit Seeks Unpaid OT Wages Under FLSA

SOMERSET TIRE: Skolinsky Seeks Overtime Compensation Under FLSA
ST. MORITZ SECURITY: "Robinson" Suit Seeks Certification
STRATEGIC FINANCIAL: "Jones" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
SUNRUN INC: Faces "Bozarth" Lawsuit Alleging Violation of TCPA
SWANSON GROUP: Court Certified Animal Control Technicians Class

SWIRE OILFIELD: "Landry" Suit Moved to S.D. Fla
SYNCHRONY BANK: Anand Seeks Certification of Consumer Class
TAKATA CORP: "DeLeone" Sues Over Defective Airbags
TIRES 4 LESS: "Somers" Suit Seeks Unpaid Wages Under FLSA
TREES R US: "Castoneda" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay

ULTIMATE INSTALLZ: "Marino" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
UNITED STATES: SEC Sued Over "Accredited Investor" Definition
VIRGINIA: Officials Face Suit Over Citizens' Voting Right
WELLS FARGO: Mclaughlin's Bid to Certify Class Partly Granted
WORLDWIDE CARGO: "Lanuza" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay

XTO ENERGY: Trust's Bid to Certify Royalty Owners Class Denied
ZESTY PIZZA: "Barrera" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay


                        Asbestos Litigation

ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Affirms $3.5MM Verdict in "North"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Joint Trial of 2 Mesothelioma Cases Affirmed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. Has Duty to Warn, NY Court Rules
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Colgate Loses Summary Judgment Bid in "Feinberg"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Pension Plan Wins Summary Judgment in "Bergin"

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Wis. App. Reverses Judgment in "Springer"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ill. App. Reverses Jurt Verdict in "Sondag"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Granite Insurance's Summary Judgment Bid Denied
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Chemtura Still Facing Asbestos Claims at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. Reports $546M Liability at Dec. 31

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Has $129M Insurance Recovery at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. Faces 41,090 Claims at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: TransRe Settles Asbestos Liabilities for $400MM
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Rogers Continues to Defend 488 Cases at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Tenneco Inc. Faces 500 Suits at Dec. 31

ASBESTOS UPDATE: MRC Global Faces 475 PI Suits at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Eaton Corp. Remains Subject of Claims at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: BWX Units Continue to Contribute to PI Trust
ASBESTOS UPDATE: School Told Not to Tell Parents of Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Centre City Agrees to Remove Armory Asbestos

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Queensland Teacher Developed Asbestos Cancer
ASBESTOS UPDATE: South Georgia Man Loses $4MM Award
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Widow Pleads Help to Secure Justice for Husband
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Widows Battles Legal Action Against ACC
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Isle of Man Union Calls for Easier Payouts

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Citizens Concerned Over Asbestos in Braughning
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Drop in 2015 Asbestos Claims Costs Not a Trend
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Shipwright Dies After Exposured to Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos-Related to Most Common Kidney Cancer
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Newport Man Warns Other of Asbestos Exposure

ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY High Court Rules on Joint Duty to Warn
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calls to Remove Asbestos from Schools Intensify
ASBESTOS UPDATE: US Orders School to Pay $193K to Janitor
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Vietnam War Asbestos Exposure Blamed for Death
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos-Hit High School to Close Permanently

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Madison County Still #1 in Asbestos Filings
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Derbyshire Family In Search for Info on Death
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. To Pay Millions for Asbestos Products
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos-related Cancers Cost Canada $2-Bil.
ASBESTOS UPDATE: NSW Compensation Claim Processing Time Halved




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1406 GROUP: Faces "Bennett" Lawsuit Alleging Violation of FLSA
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DIANA BENNETT, on her own behalf and others similarly situated,
Plaintiff, v. 1406 GROUP, LLC, d/b/a BARE ASSETS OF PASCO COUNTY,
and BROOKE DIFANTE, individually, and DOMINIC DIFANTE,
individually Defendants, Case 8:16-cv-01750-EAK-JSS (M.D. Fla.,
June 24, 2016), seeks to recover alleged unpaid overtime
compensation, minimum wage, and other relief under the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

BARE ASSETS OF PASCO COUNTY is an adult entertainment company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Marc R. Edelman, Esq.
     MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
     201 N. Franklin St., Suite 700
     Tampa, FL 33602
     Phone: (813) 223-5505
     Fax: (813) 257-0572
     E-mail: Medelman@forthepeople.com


3M COMPANY: "Rauch" Sues Over Defective Dental Crowns
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Timothy Rauch, D.D.S, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. 3M Company, Defendant, Case No.
0:16-cv-02049 (D. Minn., June 21, 2016), seeks temporary and
permanent enjoinment, applicable statutory and civil penalties,
pre- and post-judgment interest on any amounts awarded, award of
costs and attorney fees and such other or further relief resulting
from unjust enrichment, breach of express and implied warranty,
violations of the Minnesota Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act,
Minnesota Prevention of Consumer Fraud Act and California Unfair
Competition Law.

3M Company and through its subsidiary division 3M ESPE
aggressively marketed and sold its Lava (TM) Ultimate Restorative
to dentists around the country. Their machine failed at an
alarming rate because of the manner in which the crown flexes when
under pressure and its failure to accept affixation through
recommended bonding or cementation procedures.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Garrett D. Blanchfield, Esq.
     Roberta A. Yard, Esq.
     REINHARDT WENDORF & BLANCHFIELD
     E-1250 First National Bank Bldg.
     332 Minnesota Street
     St. Paul, MN 55101
     Telephone: (651) 287-2100
     Email: g.blanchfield@rwblawfirm.com
            r.yard@rwblawfirm.com

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     Joseph G. Sauder, Esq.
     Matthew D. Schelkopf, Esq.
     Joseph B. Kenney
     MCCUNEWRIGHT, LLP
     1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300
     Berwyn, PA 19312
     Telephone: (610) 200-0580
     Email: jgs@mccunewright.com
            mds@mccunewright.com
            jbk@mccunewright.com

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     Katrina Carroll, Esq.
     Kyle A. Shamberg, Esq.
     LITE DEPALMA GREENBERG, LLC
     211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 500
     Chicago, IL 60606
     Telephone: 312.750.1265
     Email: kcarroll@litedepalma.com
            kshamberg@litedepalma.com

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     Michael K. Yarnoff, Esq.
     THE KEHOE LAW FIRM
     2 Penn Center, Suite 1020
     1500 JFK Blvd.
     Philadelphia, PA 19102
     Telephone: (215) 792-6676
     E-mail: myarnoff@kehoelawfirm.com


3M COMPANY: "Lembo" Sues Over Defective Dental Crowns
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Dr. Dominick Lembo, d/b/a Belmont Dental Associates, on behalf of
himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. 3M
Company, Defendant, Case No. 0:16-cv-02053 (D. Minn., June 21,
2016), seeks temporary and permanent enjoinment, applicable
statutory and civil penalties, pre- and post-judgment interest on
any amounts awarded, award of costs and attorney fees and such
other or further relief resulting from unjust enrichment, breach
of express and implied warranty, violations of the Minnesota
Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and Minnesota Prevention of
Consumer Fraud Act.

3M Company and through its subsidiary division 3M ESPE
aggressively marketed and sold its Lava(TM) Ultimate Restorative
to dentists around the country. Their machine failed at an
alarming rate because of the manner in which the crown flexes when
under pressure and its failure to accept affixation through
recommended bonding or cementation procedures.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Brian C. Gudmundson, Esq.
     Wm. Dane DeKrey, Esq.
     ZIMMERMAN REED, LLP
     1100 IDS Center, 80 South 8th St.
     Minneapolis, MN 55402
     Telephone: (612) 341-0400
     Email: brian.gudmundson@zimmreed.com
            dane.dekrey@zimmreed.com

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     James J. Pizzirusso, Esq.
     Swathi Bojedla, Esq.
     HAUSFELD, LLP
     1700 K. Street, NW, Suite 650
     Washington, DC 20006
     Telephone: (202) 540-7200
     Email: jpizzirusso@hausfeld.com
            sbojedla@hausfeld.com

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     Karl L. Cambronne, Esq.
     Bryan L. Bleichner, Esq.
     Jeffrey D. Bores, Esq.
     CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE PA
     17 Washington Avenue North, Suite 300
     Minneapolis, MN 55401
     Telephone: (612) 339-7300
     Email: kcambronne@chestnutcambronne.com
            bbleichner@chestnutcambronne.com
            jbores@chestnutcambronne.com


3M COMPANY: "Ebersole" Sues Over Defective Dental Crowns
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Justin Ebersole, D.D.S., Angela Ferrari, D.D.S., Mike Henrickson
D.D.S., Myron A. Henrickson, D.D.S., Angela M. Ferrari, D.D.S.,
Inc., Parsons Dental Care, LLC, Michael R. Henrickson, D.D.S.,
Plc, Myron A. Henrickson, D.D.S., P.A., on behalf of themselves
and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. 3M Company,
Defendant, Case No. 0:16-cv-01975 (D. Minn., June 16, 2016), seeks
temporary and permanent enjoinment, applicable statutory and civil
penalties, pre- and post-judgment interest on any amounts awarded,
award of costs and attorney fees and such other or further relief
resulting from unjust enrichment, breach of express and implied
warranty, violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and
California False Advertising Law.

3M Company and through its subsidiary division 3M ESPE
aggressively marketed and sold its Lava(TM) Ultimate Restorative
to dentists around the country. Their machine failed at an
alarming rate because of the manner in which the crown flexes when
under pressure and its failure to accept affixation through
recommended bonding or cementation procedures.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Daniel E. Gustafson, Esq.
     Daniel C. Hedlund, Esq.
     Amanda M. Williams, Esq.
     David A. Goodwin, Esq.
     Eric S. Taubel, Esq.
     GUSTAFSON GLUEK PLLC
     Canadian Pacific Plaza
     120 South 6th Street, Suite 2600
     Minneapolis, MN 55402
     Telephone: (612) 333-8844
     Facsimile: (612) 339-6622
     E-mail: dgustafson@gustafsongluek.com
             dhedlund@gustafsongluek.com
             awilliams@gustafsongluek.com
             dgoodwin@gustafsongluek.com
             etaubel@gustafsongluek.com

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     Warren T. Burns, Esq.
     Will Thompson, Esq.
     BURNS CHAREST LLP
     500 North Akard, Suite 2810
     Dallas, TX 75201
     Telephone: (469) 904-4550
     Facsimile: (469) 444-5002
     E-mail: wburns@burnscharest.com
             wthompson@burnscharest.com

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     Korey A. Nelson, Esq.
     BURNS CHAREST LLP
     365 Canal Street, Suite 1170
     New Orleans, LA 70130
     Telephone: (504) 799-2845
     Facsimile: (504) 881-1765
     E-mail: knelson@burnscharest.com

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     Charles D. Gabriel, Esq.
     CHALMERS PAK, BURCH & ADAMS, LLC
     North Fulton Satellite Office
     5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 96
     Alpharetta, GA 30097
     Direct: (678) 735-5903
     Fax: (678) 735-5905
     Email: cdgabriel@cpblawgroup.com

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     David S. Corwin, Esq.
     Bradley A. Winters, Esq.
     Vicki L. Little, Esq.
     SHER CORWIN WINTERS LLC
     190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1100
     St. Louis, Mo. 63105
     Telephone: (314) 721-5200
     Facsimile: (314) 721-5201
     E-mail: dcorwin@scwstl.com
             bwinters@scwstl.com
             vlittle@scwstl.com


ACOSTA SALES: "Ezell" Suit to Recover OT, Minimum Pay, Expenses
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Marguerite Ezell and Sherilyn Silver, on behalf of themselves and
All others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Acosta Sales, LLC
f/k/a Acosta Sales Co., Inc. d/b/a Acosta Sales and Marketing
Company, a Delaware limited liability corporation, and Acosta,
Inc., a Delaware corporation, Case No. 4:16-cv-00870 (E.D. Miss.,
June 16, 2016), seeks injunctive and declaratory relief,
compensation for all uncompensated work, reimbursement for all
expenses incurred as required by employment, liquidated and/or
other damages as permitted by applicable law, penalties, interest,
attorneys' fees and costs under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants operate retail stores where Plaintiffs worked as
merchandisers. They claim to be paid below minimum wage rates,
worked off the clock and were not reimbursed for business-related
expenses.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Jonathan E. Fortman, Esq.
     250 Saint Catherine Street
     LAW OFFICES OF JONATHAN E. FORTMAN, LLC
     Florissant, MO 63031
     Tel: (314) 522-2312
     Fax: (314) 524-1519
     Email: jef@fortmanlaw.com

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     W. Christopher McDonough, Esq.
     THE McDONOUGH LAW FIRM, LLC
     16640 Chesterfield Grove Road, Suite 125
     Chesterfield, MO 63005
     Tel: (636)530-1815
     Fax: (636)530-1816
     Email: wcm@mcdlawfirm.net


ADYAR ANANDA: "Gallego" Suit to Recover OT, Spread of Hours Pay
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Miguel Elias Sanchez Gallego and Raymundo Vazquez Angel,
individually and on behalf of others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. Adyar Ananda Bhavan Corp., Anitha Gounder and
Suthan Gounder, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-04631 (S.D.N.Y., June
17, 2016), seeks unpaid minimum and overtime wages, spread of
hours and overtime wage, liquidated damages, interest, attorneys'
fees and costs pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
and New York Labor Laws.

Defendants own and operate an Indian restaurant located at 1071
First Avenue, New York, NY 10022, under the name "Adyar Ananda
Bhavan" owned/managed by Anitha Gounder and Suthan Gounder.

Plaintiffs were employed by Defendants as dishwasher and delivery
workers. They claim to be denied overtime pay, spread of hours
premium and were not issued accurate wage notices.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Michael A. Faillace, Esq.
     MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
     60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2540
     New York, NY 10165
     Telephone: (212) 317-1200
     Facsimile: (212) 317-1620


AM PIZZA: "De Farias" Suit to Recover Service Charges, Minimum Pay
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Carlos Jean De Farias, on behalf himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs v. A.M. Pizza, Inc. and Henry Askew,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-11142 (D. Mass., June 17, 2016),
seeks compensatory and liquidated damages equal to the amount of
unpaid compensation found due, costs and reasonable attorneys'
fees incurred prosecuting this claim and such further relief under
the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Law.

A.M. Pizza, Inc. is a Domino's franchisee with Henry Askew as
president.

Plaintiff worked for the Defendants as a delivery driver. He
claims to be denied service charges due and minimum wages.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Stephen S. Churchill, Esq.
     Brant Casavant, Esq.
     FAIR WORK, P.C.
     192 South Street, Suite 450
     Boston, MA 02111
     Tel: (617) 607-6230
     Email: steve@fairworklaw.com
            brant@fairworklaw.com


ARISE VIRTUAL: "Carter" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Barry Carter, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc., Defendant,
Case No. 1:16-cv-06262 (N.D. Ill., June 16, 2016), seeks
compensatory and liquidated damages equal to the amount of unpaid
compensation found due, costs and reasonable attorneys' fees
incurred prosecuting this claim and such further relief under the
Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

Defendant Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc. is a Delaware corporation
with its principal place of business located at 3450 Lakeside
Drive, 6th Floor, Miramar, Florida 33027 where Plaintiff has
worked as a home-based customer service agent. Carter claims to be
denied overtime pay, denied minimum wages during training periods
and required to purchased business-related equipment.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

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     Shannon Liss-Riordan, Esq.
     Jill Kahn, Esq.
     LICHTEN & LISS-RIORDAN, P.C.
     729 Boylston Street, Suite 2000
     Boston, MA 02116
     Tel: (617) 994-5800
     Email: sliss@llrlaw.com
            jkahn@llrlaw.com


ASEM SHARHAN: "Maldonado" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
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Ruben Maldonado, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Asem Sharhan and Lenox New Deli Corp., Case
No. 1:16-cv-04650 (S.D.N.Y., June 20, 2016), seeks recovery of
unpaid wages and related damages for unpaid minimum wage and
unpaid overtime hours worked under the applicable provisions of
the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.

Plaintiff was employed as a store worker for the grocery store
owned by Sharhan located at 370 Lenox Ave., New York, NY 10027.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Darren P. B. Rumack, Esq.
      THE KLEIN LAW GROUP
      11 Broadway Suite 960
      New York, NY 10004
      Tel: (212) 344-9022
      Fax: (212) 344-0301


ASHLAND ELASTOMERS: Court Rejects Class Cert. Bid in "Stuntz"
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The Hon. Ron Clark entered an order in the lawsuit styled MICHAEL
DAVID STUNTZ, et al., the Plaintiffs, v. ASHLAND ELASTOMERS, LLC,
et al., the Defendants, Case No. 1:14-cv-00173-RC (E.D. Tex.),
granting the Defendants' Motions for Partial Summary Judgment, and
dismissing Plaintiffs' state common law claims of breach of
contract, negligence, conversion, and fraud as preempted under the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Court also:

     a. denied the Plaintiff's motion to certify class as moot;

     b. granted the Defendants' motion for leave to file a motion
        to strike;

     c. granted the Defendants' motion to strike the Plaintiff's
        supplemental response; and

     d. struck the Plaintiff's Supplemental Response from the
        record.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Hl2f9DEC


ASSISTED CREDIT: Yang's Bid for Class Certification Granted
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The Hon. Andrew J. Guilford entered an order in the class action
lawsuit styled MICHAEL YANG ET AL., Plaintiff v. ASSISTED CREDIT
SERVICES, INC. ET AL., Defendant, Case No. SACV 15-2118 AG (JCGx)
(C.D. Cal.), granting Plaintiff's motion for class certification,
and continuing the motion for default judgment.

The Class is defined as:

     "(1) all persons with addresses within the State of
California; (2) who were sent a written communication by
Defendants; (3) which was the same or similar to exhibit 1 of this
complaint; (4) to recover a consumer debt; (5) which was not
returned undelivered by the United States Postal Service; (6)
within one year prior to the filing of the initial Complaint in
this action."

The Court also directs Plaintiff to submit a status report of his
progress on the case by September 19, 2016, and another report by
November 14, 2016. The Court continues the motion for default
judgment to January 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=4dZqX1ws


B&B CONTRACTING: "Grase" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Melvin Grase, and all others similarly situated Plaintiff, v. B&B
Contracting, Inc., a Florida Corporation, and Walter Beaton,
individually, Defendants, Case No. 0:16-cv-61321 (S.D. Fla., June
20, 2016), seeks to recover overtime pay, monetary damages,
liquidated damages, interests, costs and attorney's fees under the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

B&B is a Florida corporation operating a tile, granite, marble,
and brick installation company where Plaintiff was employed as a
general laborer.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Daniel T. Feld, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL T. FELD, P.A.
     2847 Hollywood Blvd.
     Hollywood, FL 33020
     Tel: (305) 308 - 5619
     Email: DanielFeld.Esq@gmail.com

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     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


BANK OF AMERICA: Workers Pension Plans File Anti-Trust Suit
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Sheet Metal Workers Pension Plan of Northern California and Iron
Workers Pension Plan of Western Pennsylvania, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Bank
of America, N.A., Bank of America Merrill Lynch International
Limited, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Credit
Suisse AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura International PLC, Hiren
Gudka, Amandeep Singh Manku, Shailen Pau and Bhardeep Singh Heer,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-04151 (S.D. N.Y, June 3, 2016), seeks
damages in violation of federal antitrust laws, reasonable
attorneys' fees and expenses, and such further relief for
violation of the Sherman Act and Clayton Act.

Defendants are traders of supranational, sub-sovereign, and agency
bonds denominated in various currencies and allegedly colluded
with each other to fix the prices of these bonds sold to and
purchased from investors in the secondary market.

Bank of America, N.A. is a banking and financial services firm
with its principal place of business located at 100 North Tryon
Street, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited is a
subsidiary of Bank of America, N.A., with its principal place of
business located at 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1 HQ,
England.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is a banking entity
headquartered at 9, quai du President Paul Doumer, La Defense
Cedex, 92920 Paris, France.

Credit Suisse is a banking entity with a New York foreign branch
office located at 11 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, New
York.

Deutsche Bank is a banking entity with a New York foreign branch
office located at 60 Wall Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York.

Nomura is a financial services company with its principal place of
business at 1 Angel Lane, London EC4R 3AB, England.

Hiren Gudka, Singh Manku and Shailen Pau were bond traders
employed by Bank of America and Deutsche Bank.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

          - and -

     David W. Mitchell, Esq.
     Brian O. O'Mara, Esq.
     Carmen A. Medici, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Telephone: (619) 231-1058
     Fax: (619) 231-7423
     Email: davidm@rgrdlaw.com
            bomara@rgrdlaw.com
            cmedici@rgrdlaw.com

          - and -

     Daniel L. Brockett, Esq.
     Sascha N. Rand, Esq.
     Steig D. Olson, Esq.
     Thomas J. Lepri, Esq.
     QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP
     51 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor
     New York, NY 10010
     Telephone: (212) 849-7000
     Fax: (212) 849-7100
     Email: danbrockett@quinnemanuel.com
            sascharand@quinnemanuel.com
            steigolson@quinnemanuel.com
            thomaslepri@quinnemanuel.com

          - and -

     Jeremy D. Andersen, Esq.
     Adam B. Wolfson, Esq.
     QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP
     865 South Figueroa Street, 10th Floor
     Los Angeles, CA 90017
     Telephone: (213) 443-3000
     Fax: (213) 443-3100
     Email: jeremyandersen@quinnemanuel.com
            adamwolfson@quinnemanuel.com


BLACKROCK INC: "Jensen" Sues Over Share Price Drop
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Garth Jensen, Philip Steele, Seth Hardy, Ray Moylan, Kenneth
Powaga, Cynthia Powaga, Roger Foster and Robert Kachelek,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. Ishares Trust, Blackrock, Inc., Blackrock Fund
Advisors, Blackrock Investments, Llc, Manish Mehta, Mark Wiedman,
John Martinez, Cecilia H. Herbert, Charles A. Hurty, John
Kerrigan, Robert H. Silver, Robert S. Kapito, Madhav V. Rajan,
George O.C. Parker, Jack Gee And Does 1-25, Inclusive, Defendants,
Case No. 16-552567 (Cal. Super., June 16, 2016), seeks
compensatory damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment, reasonable
attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and other costs and
disbursements, and such other and further equitable/injunctive or
other relief pursuant to the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.

BlackRock is an asset manager. BlackRock failed to disclose that
its funds did not trade anywhere near the narrow premium/discount
bands represented in each Prospectus, that mini-flash crashes were
inevitable and BlackRock knew that its funds did not have
sufficient liquidity provided by market makers and authorized
participants to avoid investor losses from stop-loss trades or
open market orders in the event of another Flash Crash.

Plaintiffs purchased shares of BlackRock iShares Exchange Traded
Funds and lost substantially.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Reed Kathereine, Esq,
     Peter E. Borkon, Esq.
     Nicholas S. Singer, Esq.
     HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
     715 Hearst Ave., Suite 202
     Berkeley, CA 94710
     Telephone: (510) 725-3000
     Facsimile: (510) 725-3001
     Email: reed@hbsslaw.com
            petee@hbsslaw.com
            nsinger@hbsslaw.com

            - and -

     Steve W. Berman
     HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
     1918 Eighth Avenue, Suite 3300
     Seattle, WA 98101
     Telephone: (206) 623-7292
     Facsimile: (206) 623-0594
     Email: steven@hbsslaw.com


BRAVO'S LIMOUSINE: "Gottfried" Suit to Recover Unpaid Hours
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Richard Gottfried, individually and on behalf of all other
similarly situated individuals, Plaintiff, v. Bravo's Limousine,
LLC and Presley A. Bravo, Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-01000 (D.
Conn., June 21, 2016), seeks to recover compensatory damages,
liquidated damages, punitive damages and attorney fees brought
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Connecticut
Minimum Wage Act.

Bravo's Limousine, LLC is a Connecticut corporation with principal
place of business located at 365 Delavan Avenue, Greenwich,
Connecticut owned by Presley A. Bravo. Defendants provide
limousine services through offices located in Greenwich,
Connecticut where Gottfried was employed as a limousine driver. He
claims to be denied pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Anthony J. Pantuso, III, Esq.
     THE HAYBER LAW FIRM, LLC
     900 Chapel Street, Suite 620
     New Haven, CT 06510
     Tel: (203) 691-6491
     Fax: (860) 218-9555
     Email: apantuso@hayberlawfirm.com


BUCCANEERS LTD: Technology Training Seeks Settlement Approval
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The Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit captioned TECHNOLOGY
TRAINING ASSOCIATES, INC. (TTA) and LARRY E. SCHWANKE, D.C. d/b/a/
BACK TO BASICS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, individually and as the
representatives of a class of similarly-situated persons, the
Plaintiffs, v. BUCCANEERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, the Defendant, Case
No. 8:16-cv-01622-AEP (M.D. Fla.), ask the Court to enter an
order:

      (1) preliminarily approving the parties' proposed class
          action settlement agreement;

      (2) certifying the Settlement Class, and appointing
          Plaintiffs as the class representatives and their
          attorneys as class counsel;

      (3) approving the form of Class Notice and its
          dissemination to the Settlement Class by U.S. mail,
          website, and by publication; and

      (4) setting dates for opt-outs, objections, and a fairness
          hearing.

The Settlement Class is defined as:

     "All persons who, in 2009 or 2010, received one or more
facsimile advertisements sent by or on behalf of BLP and offering
tickets for Tampa Bay Buccaneer games."

Specifically excluded from the Settlement Class are Defendant, and
its respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates,
associated entities, business units, predecessors in interest,
successors, successors in interest and representatives and each of
their respective immediate family members; Class Counsel; and the
judges who have presided over the Litigation and any related
cases.

The parties have agreed that Plaintiffs are the Class
Representatives and that Plaintiffs' attorneys (Phillip A. Bock,
Jonathan B. Piper and Daniel J. Cohen of Bock, Hatch, Lewis &
Oppenheim LLC) are Class Counsel for the Settlement Class.

Defendant has agreed to make available up to $19,500,000.00 (the
Settlement Fund) to pay valid class member claims (Awards), to pay
incentive awards to Plaintiffs, and to pay Class Counsel
attorneys' fees and reasonable litigation expenses, not limited to
costs, as approved by the Court. Notice and Administration Costs
will not be paid from the Settlement Fund.

Settlement Class Members who received one or more unsolicited fax
advertisements sent by or on behalf of Defendant and who submit a
valid claim are eligible to receive Awards up to:

      (i) $350 for the first such fax;
     (ii) $100 for the second such fax;
    (iii)  $75 for the third such fax;
     (iv)  $20 for the fourth such fax; and
      (v)  $20 for the fifth such fax.

If the aggregate claimed awards exceed the amount available to pay
the Awards, after accounting for the payment of incentive awards
and the payment of attorneys' fees and expenses, the awards to the
Settlement Class Members who submitted valid claims will be
reduced on a pro rata basis.

The parties have agreed to notify the Settlement Class about the
settlement by sending the notice and claim form by U.S. mail. The
notice includes instructions about opting out, objecting, or
submitting a claim form to the Settlement administrator by mail.
In addition, the parties have agreed to publish notice to the
Settlement Class in a manner that satisfies due process.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=p8Ie1aNl

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Phillip A. Bock, Esq.
          Daniel J. Cohen, Esq.
          Jonathan B. Piper, Esq.
          BOCK, HATCH, LEWIS & OPPENHEIM, LLC
          134 N. La Salle St., Ste. 1000
          Chicago, IL 60602
          Telephone: (312) 658 5500
          Facsimile: (312) 658 5555


CEILINGS R US INC: "Garcia" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
--------------------------------------------------------
Manuel Garcia, Raimundo Santos Arrillaga, Roger A. Henriquez
Cuellar, and all others similarly situated under 29 U.S.C. 216(b),
Plaintiffs, vs. Ceilings "R" Us, Inc., Moises Gallego, Defendant,
Case No. 1:16-cv-22363 (S.D. Fla., June 21, 2016), seeks double
damages and reasonable attorney fees from Defendants, jointly and
severally, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act for all
overtime wages still owing along with court costs, interest and
any other relief.

Defendants are ceiling contractors where Plaintiffs worked as
service men. They claim to be denied overtime pay.

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
     Email: ZABOGADO@AOL.COM


CHEESY PIZZA: "Gomez" Suit to Recover Minimum, Overtime Pay
-----------------------------------------------------------
ANGEL GOMEZ, on behalf of himself, Plaintiffs, v. Cheesy Pizza
Broadway, Inc., Sheshe Pizzeria, Inc., Nancy Gurgis, Shockri
Gurgis and Nabil Gurgis, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-04681
(S.D.N.Y., June 20, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid overtime,
unpaid minimum wages, liquidated damages, unpaid spread of hours
premium, statutory penalties and attorneys' fees and costs under
the Fair Labor Standards and New York Labor Laws.

Cheesy Pizza Broadway, Inc. is a pizzeria with a principal place
of business located at 2640 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.

Sheshe Pizzeria, Inc. is a pizzeria located at 961 Columbus
Avenue, New York, NY 10025.

Both are owned/managed by Nancy Gurgis, Shockri Gurgis and Nabil
Gurgis.

Plaintiff worked for the Defendants as cook, dishwasher and
delivery person.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     C.K. Lee, Esq.
     Anne Seelig, Esq.
     LEE LITIGATION GROUP, PLLC
     30 East 39th Street, Second Floor
     New York, NY 10016
     Tel.: 212-465-1188
     Fax: 212-465-1181


CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS: "Cabrera" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
------------------------------------------------------------
Ines Cabrera, on behalf of herself, individually, and on behalf of
all others similarly-situated, Plaintiff, v. Christopher Stephens
and Attaullah Khan, individually, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-
03234 (E.D.N.Y., June 17, 2016), seeks unpaid wages, liquidated
damages and spread of hours pay pursuant to the Fair Labor
Standards Act,  New York Labor Laws, and the Wage Theft Prevention
Act.

Christopher Stephens and Attaullah Khan operate a 7-Eleven
franchise store located at 653 Montauk Highway, Montauk, New York
11954, where Plaintiff worked. Cabrera claim to be denied overtime
pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Michael R. Minkoff, Esq.
     Alexander T. Coleman, Esq.
     Michael J. Borrelli, Esq.
     BORRELLI & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C.
     655 Third Avenue, Suite 1821
     New York, NY 10017
     Tel. (212) 679-5000
     Fax. (212) 679-5005


COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION: "Lira" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
------------------------------------------------------------
Gilberto Lira on his own behalf and on behalf of all others
similarly situated Plaintiff, v. Commercial Construction, Inc. and
David Chase, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-01566 (D. Colo., June
21, 2016), seeks unpaid balance of the full amount of wages due,
compensatory and liquidated damages, pre-judgment and post-
judgment interest, costs and attorney fees and such other and
further relief pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the
Colorado Minimum Wage Order.

Commercial Construction, Inc. is a registered Colorado corporation
doing business at 1101 24th Street, Golden, Colorado 80401 with
David Chase as owner and manager.

Plaintiff were employed by Defendants as maintenance workers. They
claim to be denied overtime pay.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brandt Milstein, Esq.
      595 Canyon Boulevard
      Boulder, CO 80302
      Tel: 303.440.8780
      Email: brandt@milsteinlawoffice.com


CORPORATE GREEN: Bid for Conditional Certification Denied as Moot
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The Hon. Judge John W. DeGravelles entered an order in the class
action lawsuit styled ZULMA HERNANDEZ AND HERMILIO MENINDEZ, on
behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. CORPORATE GREEN, LLC, dba GREEN SEASONS, CHRIS
CASSELBERRY, and SHEILA CASSELBERRY, the Defendants, Case No.
3:15-cv-00477-JWD-RLB (M.D. La, June 24, 2016), dismissing all
claims of Zulma Hernandez and Hermilio Menindez against Corporate
Green, LLC, Chris Casselberry, and Sheila Casselberry with
prejudice, with each party to bear their own costs.

The Court further ordered that the motion for conditional
certification filed by Plaintiffs is denied as moot.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=O7OVMJRa


DO & CO: Faces "Ferreira" Lawsuit Under FLSA, New York Labor Law
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LUIS FERREIRA, and all other persons similarly situated,
Plaintiff, v. DO & CO NEW YORK CATERING, INC, and TINO WOHLFAHRT,
individually, Defendants, Case 1:16-cv-04925 (S.D.N.Y., June 24,
2016), seeks recovery against Defendants for Defendants' violation
of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the New York Labor Law, and
the supporting New York State Department of Labor regulations.

The Defendants own and/or maintain a company that provides
catering for airlines in New York, as well as several other
states, and throughout the world.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Jodi J. Jaffe, Esq.
     JAFFE GLENN LAW GROUP, P.A.
     301 N. Harrison Street, Suite 9F, #306
     Princeton, NJ 08540
     Phone: (201) 687-9977
     Fax: (201) 595-0308
     E-mail: JJaffe@JaffeGlenn.com


ELECTROLUX HOME: "Fitzgerald" Sues Over Defective Dishwashers
-------------------------------------------------------------
Tony And Lauren Fitzgerald, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Electrolux Home
Products, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-00394 (E.D. Va., June
20, 2016), seeks compensatory, exemplary, and punitive remedies
and damages and statutory penalties, including interest,
reimbursement of the reasonable expenses occasioned by the sale,
for damages and for reasonable attorney fees resulting from
fraudulent concealment, breach of implied and express warranty,
unjust enrichment and negligence.

Plaintiffs allege that residential dishwashers designed and
manufactured by Electrolux and sold under the Frigidaire or
Electrolux brand names overheat and catch fire.

Electrolux Home Products, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with
principal place of business at 10200 David Taylor Drive,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     David Hilton Wise, Esq.
     James P. Lukes, Esq.
     WISE AND DONAHUE PLC
     10476 Armstrong Street
     Fairfax, VA 22030
     Tel: (703) 934-6377
     Fax: (703) 934-6379
     Email: jlukes@wisedonahue.com
            dwise@wisedonahue.com

            - and -

     Matthew E. Lee, Esq.
     WIDTFIELD BRYSON & MASON LLP
     900 W. Morgan St.
     Raleigh, NC 27603
     Tel: 919-600-5005
     Fax: 919-600-5035
     Email: matt@wbmllp.com

            - and -

     Edward A. Wallace, Esq.
     Amy E. Keller, Esq.
     Adam Prom, Esq.
     WEXLER WALLACE LLP
     55 W. Monroe St., Ste. 3300
     Chicago, IL 60603
     Tel: 312-346-2222
     Fax: 312-346-0022
     Email: eaw@wexlerwallace.com
            aek@wexlerwallace.com
            ap@wexlerwallace.com

            - and -

     Gregory F. Coleman, Esq.
     Lisa A. White, Esq.
     GREG COLEMAN LAW PC
     First Tennessee Plaza
     800 S. Gay Street, Suite 1100
     Knoxville, TN 37929
     Tel: 865-247-0080
     Fax: 865-522-0049
     Email: greg@gregcolemanlaw.com
            lisa@gregcolemanlaw.com

            - and -

     Eric H. Gibbs, Esq.
     Steve Lopez, Esq.
     GIBBS LAW GROUP LLP
     One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1125
     Oakland, CA 94612
     Tel: (510) 350-9700
     Fax: (510) 350-9701
     Email: ehg@classlawgroup.com
            sal@classlawgroup.com

            - and -

     Shanon Carson, Esq.
     Arthur Stock, Esq.
     BERGER & MONTAGUE, P.C.
     1622 Locust Street
     Philadelphia, PA 19103
     Tel: 215-875-5704
     Fax: 215-875-4604
     Email: scarson@bm.net
            astock@bm.net


ENTERPRISE HEALTH: Faces Texas Suit Alleging Violation of FLSA
--------------------------------------------------------------
CRYSTAL APODACA, BELINDA FORBES, KELLEY WHITE, AND ALL OTHERS
SIMILARLY SITUATED UNDER 29 USC Section 216(B) Plaintiffs, v.
ENTERPRISE HEALTH STAFFING LLC, AND CAROL SHOQUIST, Defendants,
Case 3:16-cv-00218 (W.D. Tex., June 24, 2016), was brought
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Enterprise Health Staffing, LLC is a national care management
company that provides a team of professionals to assist with
keeping senior citizens out of the hospital and emergency room.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Lynn Coyle, Esq.
     Christopher Benoit, Esq.
     THE LAW OFFICE OF LYNN COYLE, P.L.L.C.
     2515 North Stanton
     El Paso, TX 79902
     Phone: (915)532-5544
     Fax: (915)532-5566
     E-mail:lynn@coylefirm.com
            chris@coylefirm.com

        - and -

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


EXAMWORKS GROUP: Daytona Police Pension Suit Opposes Merger Deal
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City of Daytona Beach Police and Fire Pension Fund, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v.
Examworks Group, Inc., Peter B. Bach, Peter M. Graham, Richard E.
Perlman, J. Thomas Presby, James K. Price, William A. Shutzer,
David B. Zenoff, Wesley J. Campbell, J. Miguel Fernandez De
Castro, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., Gold Parent, L.P. And Gold
Merger Co., Inc., Defendants, Case No. 12481 (Del. Ch., June 17,
2016), seeks enjoinment and preliminary injunction from
consummating a merger, costs and disbursements of this action,
including reasonable attorneys' and experts' fees, injunctive and
other equitable relief and such other and further relief for
breach of fiduciary duties.

The merger proposal to sell Examworks Group, Inc. to Leonard Green
is allegedly by Exam Works' Executive Chairman, Richard E. Perlman
and its Chief Executive Officer, James J. Price ("Price"). The
complaint says the proposal fails to establish a special committee
for that purpose and is marred with misleading and incomplete
disclosures to the Exam Works stockholders.

The City of Daytona Beach Police and Fire Pension Fund is a
beneficial owner of Exam Works common stock.

ExamWorks is a Delaware corporation with its principal offices
located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a provider of independent
medical examination services, including independent medical
examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance,
case management, document management and medical retrieval and
related services.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Lee D. Rudy, Esq.
     Michael C. Wagner, Esq.
     J. Daniel Albert, Esq.
     Stacey Greenspan, Esq.
     KESSLER TOPAZ MELTZER & CHECK,LLP
     280 King of Prussia Road
     Radnor, PA 19087
     Tel: (610) 667-7706

           - and -

     Michael Hanrahan, Esq.
     Paul A. Fioravanti, Jr.
     Samuel L. Closic
     PRICKETT, JONES & ELLIOTT, P.A.
     1310 N. King Street
     Wilmington, DE 19801
     Tel: (302) 888-6500


EXPRESS SCRIPTS: Faces N.Y. Lawsuit Alleging Violation of ERISA
---------------------------------------------------------------
KAREN BURNETT, BRENDAN FARRELL, and ROBERT SHULLICH, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v.
EXPRESS SCRIPTS, INC., and ANTHEM, INC., Case 1:16-cv-04948
(S.D.N.Y., June 24, 2016), was filed under the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act.

Express Scripts, Inc. provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM)
services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, mail order
delivery pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy benefit management,
benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary
management, and medical and drug data analysis services to manage
prescription drug plans for a wide variety of health insurers,
self-funded employers, the public sector, and government entity
clients.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     David Copley, Esq.
     Lynn Lincoln Sarko, Esq.
     Derek W. Loeser, Esq.
     T. David Copley, Esq.
     Gretchen S. Obrist, Esq.
     David J. Ko, Esq.
     KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P.
     1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
     Seattle, WA 98101-3052
     Phone: (206) 623-1900
     E-mail: lsarko@kellerrohrback.com
             dloeser@kellerrohrback.com
             dcopley@kellerrohrback.com
             gobrist@kellerrohrback.com
             dko@kellerrohrback.com

        - and -

     David S. Preminger, Esq.
     KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P.
     1140 Avenue of the Americas
     New York, NY 10036
     Phone: (646) 380-6690
     E-mail: dpreminger@kellerrohrback.com

        - and -

     Jeffrey Lewis, Esq.
     KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P.
     300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000
     Oakland, CA 94612
     Phone: (510) 463-3900
     E-mail: jlewis@kellerrohrback.com


EXTERIOR WALLS: Court Partly Granted Certification of Class
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Jane Triche Milazzo entered an order in the lawsuit
titled RAMON HERNANDEZ, the Plaintiff, v. EXTERIOR WALLS, INC. ET
AL, the Defendant, Case No. 2:15-cv-04392-JTM-DEK (E.D. La.),
granting in part and deferring in part Plaintiff's motion to
certify a class.

Plaintiff's Complaint is conditionally certified to proceed as a
collective action, defining the following class:

     "All individuals who worked or are working for Defendant
     Exterior Walls, Inc., that performed manual labor, from
     February 2013 until the date of the resolution of the
     present action and who are or were eligible for overtime
     pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and who were not
     paid the federally required overtime rate of pay"

Parties shall meet and confer upon the notice and consent form to
potential opt-in plaintiffs. Within twenty days of the entry of
this order and prior to distributing notice to potential opt-in
plaintiffs, the parties shall submit a joint proposed notice to
the Court along with an appropriate Motion for the adoption of
such notice.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=ITDEToDn


EXTRA SUPERMARKET: "Perez" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
-------------------------------------------------------
Aurora Leiro Perez, Javier Medina Leiro, Deborah Alicia Gonzalez
Fleites, and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Extra
Supermarket Group Inc., and Jorge Negrin, Defendants, Case 1:16-
cv-22248-UU (S.D. Fla., June 17, 2016), seeks unpaid overtime and
minimum wages, liquidated damages, costs, attorneys' fees, and/or
any such other relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Extra Supermarket Group Inc. is a corporation operating a
supermarket in Dade County with Jorge Negrin as a manager.

Perez worked for Defendants as a cashier and buyer for the produce
department. Leiro worked as a stock merchandiser. Fleites worked
as a cashier and office worker.

Plaintiffs are 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
      Email: ZABOGADO@AOL.COM


FITBIT INC: "Da Luz" Securities Suit Removed to N.D. Cal
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Ana Da Luz, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. James Park, Eric N. Friedman, Jonathan D.
Callaghan, Steven Murray, Christopher Paisley, William Zerella,
Fitbit, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co, LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities,
Inc., Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Barclays
Capital, Inc., Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Piper Jaffray &
Co., Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Stifel, Nicolaus & Company,
Incorporated, William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Citigroup Global
Markets, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, True Ventures II, L.P.
and Softbank Princeville Investments, L.P., Defendants, Case No.
16-cv-3381 (Cal. Super., May 17, 2016), was removed to the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of California, and
assigned Case No. 5:16-cv-03381.

Plaintiff asserts claims against Defendants arising under Sections
11, 12, and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933.

Ana Da Luz is a pro se Plaintiff.

Defendants are represented by:

     Jordan Eth, Esq.
     Anna Erickson White, Esq.
     Ryan M. Keats, Esq.
     MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
     425 Market Street
     San Francisco, CA 94105-2482
     Telephone: 415.268.7000
     Facsimile: 415.268.7522
     Email: JEth@mofo.com
            AWhite@mofo.com
            RKeats@mofo.com


FORT STOCKTON: Faces Texas Lawsuit Alleging Violation of FLSA
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David Espinoza and Nancy Barrientes, individually and on behalf of
all others Similarly Situated Under 29 U.S.C. 216(B), Plaintiffs,
v. Fort Stockton Enterprises, LLC, Defendant, Case 4:16-cv-00048
(W.D. Tex., June 24, 2016), alleges violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Fort Stockton Enterprises, LLC owns and operates both the Sleep
Inn & Suites and the Comfort Suites at which Plaintiffs are
employed.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Sergei Lemberg, Esq.
     LEMBERG LAW, L.L.C.
     43 Danbury Road, 3rd Floor
     Wilton, CT 06897
     Phone: (203) 653-2250
     Fax: (203) 653-3424
     E-mail: slemberg@lemberglaw.com


GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC: "McBride" Suit Alleges Zofran Side Effects
---------------------------------------------------------------
Cheyenne McBride, Individually and as Parent and Natural Guardian
of H.M., a Minor, Plaintiffs, v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Case No.
1:15-cv-11132 (D. Mass., June 17, 2016), seeks compensatory and
punitive damages, equitable relief, and such other relief arising
from the injuries to H.M. as a result of her prenatal exposures to
the generic bioequivalent form of the prescription drug Zofran,
also known as Ondansetron.

H.M., was born on June 19, 2014 with esophageal reflux and
congenital heart defects after his mother, Cheyenne McBride, was
prescribed and began taking the generic bioequivalent of Zofran
beginning in her first trimester of pregnancy to alleviate and
prevent the symptoms of morning sickness.

GlaxoSmithKline LLC is pharmaceutical company organized under the
laws of the State of Delaware.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Michael T. Gallagher, Esq.
      THE GALLAGHER LAW FIRM
      2905 Sackett Street
      Houston, TX 77098
      donnaf@gld-law.com
      Tel: (713) 222-8080
      Fax: (713) 222-0066


GLK FOODS: Court Approved Motion for Mailing of Class Notice
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The Hon. William C. Griesbach entered an order in the class action
lawsuit styled ANDRE JEAN-BAPTISTE, individually and on behalf of
all persons similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. GLK FOODS LLC,
the Defendant, Case No. Case No. 15-C-636 (E.D. Wisc., June 24,
2016), granting motion for approval and mailing of class notice.

The parties agree on the content of the proposed notice, provided
that it is translated into the class members' native language,
Haitian Creole. The notice has now been translated by Plaintiff
into Haitian Creole, and Defendant does not object to the
translation.

The class consisting of:

     "All migrant agricultural workers furnished to Defendant GLK
     Foods LLC by farm labor contractor Cabioch Bontemps in 2011
     for employment at GLK's Bear Creek, Wisconsin processing
     facility."

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=QTl93x2C


GREEN BAY: "Garrity" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Roger Garrity, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Suominen d/b/a Green Bay Nonwovens,
Defendants, Case 1:16-cv-00737 (E.D. Wis., June 16, 2016), seeks
unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, costs,
attorneys' fees, and/or any such other relief under the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Suominen does business as Green Bay Nonwovens, Inc., a Finnish
corporation based out of Helsinki, Finland with three United
States locations; Bethune, South Carolina, Windsor Locks,
Connecticut and Green Bay, Wisconsin where Plaintiffs worked. They
claim to be denied overtime pay.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Summer H. Murshid, Esq.
      Larry A. Johnson, Esq.
      Timothy P. Maynard, Esq.
      HAWKS QUINDEL, S.C.
      222 East Erie, Suite 210
      P.O. Box 442
      Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
      Telephone: 414-271-8650
      Fax: 414-271-8442
      E-mail: ljohnson@hq-law.com
              smurshid@hq-law.com
              tmaynard@hq-law.com


HANSEN MEDICAL: "Muir" Sues Over Undervalued Buyout Deal
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John Muir, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff, v. Hansen Medical, Inc., Michael Eagle, Cary G. Vance,
Christopher P. Lowe, Kevin Hykes, Stephen L. Newman, William R.
Rohn, Nadim Yared, Marjorie L. Bowen, Jack W. Schuler, Jack W.
Schuler Living Trust, Renate Shuler, Schuler Family Foundation,
Tanya Eve Schuler Trust, Tino Hans Schuler Trust, Therese Heidi
Schuler Trust, Larry N. Feinberg, Oracle Partners, L.P., Oracle
Ten Fund Master Lp, Oracle Institutional Partners L.P., The
Feinberg Family Foundation, Oracle Investment Management, Inc.
Employees' Retirement Plan, Feinberg Family Trust, Westwood Spv,
LLC, Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc., And Pineco Acquisition Corp.,
Defendants, Case No. 12490 (S.D. Fla., June 21, 2016), seeks all
damages, costs and disbursements of this action, including
reasonable attorney and expert fees and such other and further
equitable relief for breach of fiduciary duties.

According to the complaint, controlling Stockholder Defendants
have initiated a process to sell Hansen Medical that undervalues
the Company at a price that does not adequately reflect the
Company's true value.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Kim E. Miller, Esq.
     KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC
     250 Park Avenue, Suite 2040
     New York, NY 10177
     Tel: (212) 696-3730

          - and -

     Michael J. Palestina, Esq.
     Christopher Tillotson, Esq.
     206 Covington Street
     Madisonville, LA 70447
     Tel: (504) 455-1400

          - and -

     Peter B. Andrews, Esq.
     Craig J. Springer, Esq.
     David M. Sborz, Esq.
     ANDREWS & SPRINGER, LLC
     3801 Kennett Pike
     Building C, Suite 305
     Wilmington, DE 19807
     Tel: (302) 504-4957


HELMERICH & PAYNE: "Burnside" Suit Alleges Violation of FLSA
------------------------------------------------------------
Cody Burnside, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Defendant, Case
4:16-cv-01825 (S.D. Tex., June 24, 2016), was filed under the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is in the business of onshore oil
extraction.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Kelly E. Cook, Esq.
     Brad T. Wyly, Esq.
     Michael J. Bins, Esq.
     4101 Washington Ave.
     Houston, TX 77007
     Phone: (713) 236-8330
     Fax: (713) 863-8502
     E-mail: kcook@wylycook.law.com
             bwyly@wylycook.law.com
             mbins@wylycook.law.com


HOBART SERVICE: Court Granted Alcantar's Motion to Certify Class
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The Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez entered an order in the lawsuit
styled Joseluis Alcantar, the Plaintiff v. Hobart Service, et al.,
the Defendant, Case No. 5:11-cv-01600-PSG-SP (C.D. Cal.), granting
Plaintiff's motion for class certification.

Plaintiff sought to certify a class of Defendant's service
technicians who were not properly paid for their commutes to and
from work. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that Hobart's policies
required service technicians to drive their work vehicles (which
contained all of their work equipment and tools) home each night,
and restricted their conduct while driving these vehicles, but
only paid them if their commutes lasted longer than their "normal
commute time," in violation of California's labor laws.

The Court also appoints Joseluis Alcantar as class representative
and Workman Law Firm, P.C. as class counsel, and approves the
Proposed Notice (subject to the required alteration).

The Court directed Plaintiff to submit a supplemental declaration
explaining in more detail the proposed notice procedures by July
6, 2016.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Av3OauU9


IL GABBIANO: "Policella" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
--------------------------------------------------------------
Lorenzo Policella, on his own behalf and on behalf of others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Il Gabbiano Miami, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company, and GINO MASCI, individual,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-22341 (S.D. Fla., June 21, 2016),
seeks recovery of unpaid minimum wage compensation, unpaid
overtime wage compensation, liquidated damages and other relief
under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Defendants operated a restaurant known as Il Gabbiano located at
335 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida
where Policella worked as a bartender. He seeks proper minimum and
overtime wage for tipped employees as well as misappropriated
tips.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Robert W. Brock II, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF LOWELL J. KUVIN
      17 East Flagler Street, Suite 223
      Miami, FL 33131
      Tel: 305.358.6800
      Fax: 305.358.6808
      Email: robert@kuvinlaw.com
             legal@kuvinlaw.com


INTERSELECT INC: "Cunard" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
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The Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit captioned DEBRA CUNARD,
DEBORA JENNINGS, LAURA NATHAN-COLE, and DIANE NOBLE, the
Plaintiffs, v. INTERSELECT, INC., LONE STAR CONSOLIDATED FOODS,
INC., RANDY KROECK, KATHY BURDINE, and SHERRY BURDINE, the
Defendants, Case No. 4:16-cv-10028-JLK (S.D. Fla., June 24, 2016),
asks the Court to issue an order:

     (i) conditionally certifying a class of current and former
         servers who worked for Defendants from March 26, 2013 to
         present;

    (ii) directing Defendants to produce to Plaintiffs' counsel
         within 14 days a list containing the names and last
         known addresses of putative class members who worked for
         Defendants from March 26, 2013 to present;

   (iii) authorizing Plaintiffs' counsel to send a notice and
         consent form, to all individuals whose names appear on
         the list produced by Defendants' counsel; and

    (iv) any other relief that is just and appropriate.

The Plaintiffs worked for Defendants between March 16, 2013 and
present as tipped servers at Defendants' restaurant. The
Defendants owned and operated Burdines Waterfront/Chiki Tiki Bar
and Grill (Burdines Waterfront), located in Marathon, Florida. The
Plaintiffs' primary duties and responsibilities included waiting
on customers at Defendants' restaurant as servers. The Plaintiffs
were paid at a rate of less than the full minimum wage because
Defendants availed themselves of the "tip credit" provisions of
the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and classified Plaintiffs as
tipped employees.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=0CzvH60F

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Todd W. Shulby, Esq.
          TODD W. SHULBY, P.A.
          1792 Bell Tower Lane
          Weston, FL 33326
          Telephone: (954) 530 2236
          Facsimile: (954) 530 6628
          E-mail: tshulby@shulbylaw.com


JKR BENTLEY: "Medina" Sues Over Age Discrimination
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Susana Medina, Plaintiff, v. JKR Bentley Management, LLC, and JKR
Bentley Properties, LLC, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-22311 (S.D.
N.Y, June 3, 2016), seeks back-pay, future earnings, lost benefits
and pension adjustments, compensatory damages for mental anguish,
personal suffering, professional embarrassment and public
humiliation, as well as reasonable attorneys' fees and costs under
the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and and the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

Defendants operate and/or control the hotel known as Hotel
Bentley, located at 510 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 where
Medina was employed as a housekeeper. She claims she was eased out
of employment in favor of younger employees.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Darren J. Rousso, Esq.
     THE ROUSSO LAW FIRM
     9350 South Dixie Highway,  Suite 1520
     Miami, FL 33156
     Tel: (305) 670-6669
     Email: roussolaw@aol.com
            roussolaw@yahoo.com


JPMORGAN CHASE: "James" Suit Seeks Settlement Approval
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Ms. Michelle James and Ms. Nichole Seniuk in the class action
lawsuit captioned MICHELLE JAMES, et al., the Plaintiffs, v.
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., the Defendant, Case No. 8:15-cv-2424-T-
23JSS (M.D. Fla., June 24, 2016), ask the Court to preliminarily
approve the settlement and enter the proposed order submitted
concurrently, appoint Ms. James and Ms. Seniuk as class
representatives, and appoint Greenwald Davidson Radbil PLLC as
class counsel.

The Defendant does not oppose the requested relief.

The salient terms of the Settlement are:

     A. Plaintiffs allege that Chase violated the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by placing autodialed telephone
calls to reassigned telephone numbers associated with a deposit
account. Chase denies Plaintiffs' allegations, and denies that it
violated the TCPA.

     B. Despite facing significant obstacles to proving liability
and attaining class certification, Plaintiffs' litigation efforts
resulted in a meaningful recovery for consumers who received
unintended, autodialed calls from Chase.

     C. The settlement provides for a non-reversionary common fund
of $3.75 million and direct mail notice to all known class
members.

The Agreement defines the class consisting of:

     "All persons in the United States who received calls from
     Chase between January 1, 2014 and March 22, 2016 that (a)
     were directed to a phone number assigned to a cellular
     telephone service, (b) were wrong number calls -- in that
     the subscriber or customary user of the phone number called
     was different from the party that Chase was trying to reach,
     (c) were placed using an automatic telephone dialing system,
     and (d) were directed to a phone number associated with a
     Chase deposit account according to Chase's records."

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=GgzI2Rda

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Michael L. Greenwald, Esq.
          James L. Davidson, Esq.
          Jesse S. Johnson, Esq.
          GREENWALD DAVIDSON RADBIL PLLC
          5550 Glades Road, Suite 500
          Boca Raton, FL 33431
          Telephone: (561) 826 5477
          Facsimile: (561) 961 5684
          E-mail: mgreenwald@gdrlawfirm.com
                  jdavidson@gdrlawfirm.com
                  jjohnson@gdrlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Aaron D. Radbil, Esq.
          GREENWALD DAVIDSON RADBIL PLLC
          106 E. 6th Street, Suite 913
          Austin, TX 78701
          Telephone: (512) 322 3912
          E-mail: aradbil@gdrlawfirm.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Michael S. Hooker, Esq.
          Guy P. McConnell, Esq.
          PHELPS DUNBAR LLP
          100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813) 472 7550
          E-mail: Michael.Hooker@phelps.com
                  Guy.McConnell@phelps.com

                - and -

          Mitchell E. Zamoff, Esq.
          HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP
          80 South Eighth Street, Suite 1225
          Minneapolis, MN 55402
          Telephone: (612) 402 3000
          E-mail: mitch.zamoff@hoganlovells.com

               - and -

          Adam K. Levin, Esq.
          Carolyn A. DeLone, Esq.
          Hogan Lovells US LLP
          555 Thirteenth Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20004
          Telephone: (202) 637 5600
          E-mail: adam.levin@hoganlovellsc.com
                  carrie.delone@hoganlovells.com


JUI LI: Court Certifies Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs' Class
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The Hon. Lynn Adelman granted the direct purchaser plaintiffs'
motion to certify class in these four class action lawsuits:

     FOND DU LAC BUMPER EXCHANGE, INC., on Behalf of itself and
others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. JUI LI ENTERPRISE
COMPANY, LTD., et al., the Defendants, Case No. 09-cv-0852 (E.D.
Wisc., July 24, 2016);

     DZIDRA FULLER, et al., the Plaintiffs, v. JUI LI ENTERPRISE
COMPANY, LTD., et al., the Defendants, Case No. 13-cv-0946 (E.D.
Wisc., July 24, 2016);

     FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE, CO., on Behalf of itself and others
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. JUI LI ENTERPRISE COMPANY,
LTD., et al., the Defendants, Case No. 13-cv-0987 (E.D. Wisc.,
July 24, 2016); and

     NATIONAL TRUCKING FINANCIAL RECLAMATION SERVICES LLC, on
behalf of itself and others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
JUI LI ENTERPRISE COMPANY, LTD., et al., Case No. 13-cv-1061(E.D.
Wisc., July 24, 2016),

The Court further ordered the following:

     i. Denying the parties' motions to seal/motions to restrict.
The Clerk of Court shall make the relevant documents publicly
available.

     ii. Denying direct purchaser plaintiffs' motion to seal. The
Clerk of Court shall make the relevant documents publicly
available.

    iii. Denying without prejudice Jui Li's motion to compel.

The direct purchaser plaintiffs (DPPs) Class is defined as:

     "All persons and entities in the United States, and its
     territories and possessions, that purchased AM Sheet Metal
     Parts directly from a Defendant between at least as early as
     January 1, 2003, and September 4, 2009. Excluded from the
     Class are any judicial officer who is assigned to hear any
     aspect of this action, governmental entities, Defendants,
     co-conspirators, and the present and former parents,
     predecessors, subsidiaries and affiliates of the foregoing."

Defendants are manufacturers of aftermarket automotive sheet metal
parts.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Ha5kYeZs


KING INTELLIGENCE: "Pierre" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Robenson Pierre, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff(s), v. King Intelligence And Security
Services, Inc., a Florida corporation and Kaola King and Larry
Weems, individuals, Defendants, Case 0:16-cv-61344 (S.D. Fla.,
June 21, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime
compensation, reimbursement for various uniform expenses,
liquidated damages and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Defendant is a corporation organized under the laws of the State
of Florida, with its principal place of business located at 2880
W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 211, Oakland Park, Florida,
33311. It is engaged in security services business, operating
primarily out of Broward County, Florida and serving clientele in,
but not limited to, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-
Dade County, Florida.

Plaintiff was employed as a security officer.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

      David H. Lichter, Esq.
      LICHTER LAW FIRM
      2999 NE 191st Street, Suite 330
      Aventura, FL 33180
      Tel: (305) 356-7555
      Fax: (305) 356-7556
      Email: dlichter@lichterlawfirm.com


KOI NY LLC: "Islam" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay, Tips
------------------------------------------------------
Imrul Islam, Nizam Uddin, Kamrul Zaman and Hussain Ahmed on behalf
of themselves and others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Koi NY
LLC, Nick Haque, Rex Rahe and Iftikar Ahmed, Defendants, Case No.
1:16-cv-04638 (S.D.N.Y. June 17, 2016), seeks overtime
compensation, minimum wages, misappropriated tips and wage notice
requirements along with statutory and liquidated damages and
corresponding litigations fees and costs under the Fair Labor
Standards Act and New York Labor Laws.

Defendants operate Koi Restaurant in Bryant Park where Plaintiffs
work as waiters.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Ariadne Anna Panagopoulou Alexandrou, Esq.
     PARDALIS & NOHAVICKA, LLP
     3510 Broadway, Suite 204
     Astoria, NY 11106
     Tel: 1(718) 777-0400
     Email: ari@pnlawyers.com


L-3 COMMUNICATIONS: New York Lawsuit Alleges Violation of ERISA
---------------------------------------------------------------
CHRIS DODD, REBECCA HILL and FRANK KRAUS, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v.
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, Defendant, Case 1:16-cv-04930
(S.D.N.Y., June 24, 2016), was filed under the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act, on behalf of the Plaintiff and other
similarly situated current and former employees of L-3
Communications Corporation, or its predecessor and affiliated
companies, who were participants in and beneficiaries of the L-3
Communications Master Savings Plan and who invested in the L-3
Stock Fund during the period of January 30, 2014, through July 31,
2014, inclusive.

Defendant L-3 supplies command and control, communications,
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and
products, avionics, ocean products, training devices and services,
instrumentation, space, and navigation products to the United
States Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, United States
government intelligence agencies, NASA, aerospace contractors and
commercial telecommunications and wireless customers.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


MAYNE PHARMA: Glen Ellyn Pharmacy Asks Court to Certify 3 Classes
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The Plaintiff in the lawsuit titled GLEN ELLYN PHARMACY, INC., on
behalf of plaintiff and the class members, the Plaintiff, v. MAYNE
PHARMA, INC., and JOHN DOES 1-10, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-
cv-06654 (N.D. Ill., June 24, 2016), asks the Court to enter an
order determining that the case may proceed as a class action
against Mayne Pharma.

The Plaintiff defines the classes as follows:

     For purposes of Count I, alleging violation of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act:

          "A class consisting of (a) all persons with Illinois
          fax numbers (b) who, on or after a date four years
          prior to the filing of this action (28 U.S.C. Sec.
          1658), (c) were sent faxes by or on behalf of defendant
          Mayne Pharma, Inc., promoting its goods or services for
          sale (d) which did not contain an opt out notice."

     For purposes of Count II, alleging violation of the Illinois
Consumer Fraud Act:

          "A class consisting of (a) all persons with Illinois
          fax numbers (b) who, on or after a date three years
          prior to the filing of this action, (c) were sent faxes
          by or on behalf of defendant Mayne Pharma, Inc.,
          promoting its goods or services for sale (d) which did
          not contain an opt out notice."

     For purposes of Count III, alleging conversion, Count IV,
alleging nuisance, and Count V, alleging trespass to chattels:

          "A class consisting of (a) all persons with Illinois
          fax numbers (b) who, on or after a date five years
          prior to the filing of this action, (c) were sent faxes
          by or on behalf of defendant Mayne Pharma, Inc.,
          promoting its goods or services for sale (d) which did
          not contain an opt out notice."

The Plaintiff further requests that it be appointed class
representative and that Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC
be appointed counsel for the class.

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit in Damasco instructed plaintiffs to file a certification
motion with the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing on
the certification motion until discovery could commence. Damasco
v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011), overruled,
Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th Cir. 2015).

As this motion to certify a class is a placeholder motion as
described in Damasco, the parties and the Court should not be
burdened with unnecessary paperwork and the resulting expense when
a one paragraph, single page motion to certify and stay should
suffice until an amended motion is filed, the Plaintiffs contend.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=pJd01mAt

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel A. Edelman, Esq.
          Cathleen M. Combs, Esq.
          James O. Latturner, Esq.
          EDELMAN, COMBS, LATTURNER & GOODWIN, LLC
          20 South Clark Street, Suite 1500
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 739 4200
          Facsimile: (312) 419 0379


MCDONALD'S CORPORATION: Sued in Ill. Over Mispriced Menu Items
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Farah Gohari as the Named Class Representative Plaintiff, and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff v. McDonald's
Corporation, McDonald's franchise at O'Hare Airport, Terminal I,
Concourse C, and McDonald's franchise at O'Hare Airport, Terminal
1, and Concourse B, the Defendants, Case No. 2016-CH-08261 (Ill.
Cir. Ct., June 20, 2016), seeks:

     * class certification;

     * designation of (1) Farah Gohari as the Class
Representative, and (2) Clinton A. Krislov and Krislov &
Associates, Ltd. as Lead Counsel;

     * injunctive relief including inter alia: certified correct
pricing;

       -- an accounting of sales of mispriced items for all credit
card purchases;

       -- an accounting of sales of mispriced items for all cash
sales;

     * actual and compensatory damages;

     * Cy Pres damages for damages not attributable to credit card
purchases;

     * attorney's fees and costs; and

     * other legal or equitable relief as the Court deems just and
proper.

Plaintiff Farah Gohari brought this action against Defendants,
arising from mispriced menu items -- charging above the prices
posted at the McDonald's locations at O'Hare Airport in
Chicago. Despite being aware of the difference between the posted
menu prices and the actual prices charged, the operators of these
locations continue to advertise a different lower price than the
amount actually charged the consumer in the actual purchase.

The class is defined as: "All persons who purchased McDonald's
items at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois, that were mismarked
and advertised for less on the Menu and were charged more than the
advertised price at the register. (The known dates of purchase
include at least the period from sometime before May 28, 2016 and
continuing through June 19, 2016; exact time frame to be
determined by discovery)."

McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with over
36000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the world.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Clinton A. Krislov
          Kenneth T. Goldstein
          KRISLOV & ASSOCIATES, LTD.
          20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite l300
          Chicago, IL 60606
          Telephone: (312) 606 0500
          E-mail: clint@krislovlaw.com
                  ken@krislovlaw.com


MCI EASTERN: Sued in N.J. Super. Ct. Over Alarm Systems Purchase
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MARIAN FAHMY-HAWASH AND RAYMOND HAWASH, on behalf of themselves
and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. MCI EASTERN
SECURITY, LLC, a New Jersey entity, the Defendant, Case No. L2225-
16 (N.J. Super. Ct., June 20, 2016), seeks injunctive relief and
damages on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated
consumers, citizens of New Jersey, who were presented with and
entered into standard written agreements with Defendant for the
purchase of Defendant's alarm systems.

According to the complaint, the Defendant's standard written
agreements contain several unconscionable, unlawful, and
unenforceable limitations of consumer rights and remedies in
violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, and the New Jersey
Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act.

Defendant regularly markets and sells alarm systems to consumers
in New Jersey

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Joseph J. DePalma, Esq.
          LITE DEPALMA GREENBERG, LLC
          570 Broad Street, Suite 1201
          Newark, NJ 07102
          Telephone: (973) 623 3000
          Facsimile: (973) 623 0858


MDL 2263: Carter Filed Amended Motion for Class Certification
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Michele Carter, Jonathan Cessna, Sonia Herrera, Jenny Marazzi,
Kristina Pearson, Meagan Peterson, and Sven Vogtland, the
Plaintiffs, in the consolidated class action lawsuits, MDL 2263
Re: DIAL COMPLETE MARKETING AND SALES LITIGATION, Case No. 1:11-
md-02263-SM (D.N.H., June 24, 2016), move the Court to certify
this action as a class action against Defendant, The Dial
Corporation, and enter an order defining the classes and
appointing class counsel.

The Plaintiffs filed this amended motion for class certification
specifically addressing those deficiencies discussed in the
Court's Order of December 8, 2015.

Henkel Corporation, formerly Dial Corporation, is an American
company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is a manufacturer of
personal care and household products.

Copies of the motions are available at no charge at

For Case No. 1:11-md-02263-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=vRHLz2U4

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02264-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=mbOEdlYz

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02266-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=0O8OBaQK

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02268-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=uuALdGYw

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02269-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Svzlpbrn

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02270-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=IoHy1KFG

Case No. 1:11-cv-02271-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=ZbwUr1yd

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02273-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=TEJKrj2E

Case No. 1:11-cv-02274-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=30o215j4

Case No. 1:11-cv-02275-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=0O8OBaQK

For Case No. 1:11-cv-02278-SM:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=opsDezNI

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Lucy J. Karl, Esq.
          SHAHEEN & GORDON, P.A.
          107 Storrs Street
          Concord, NH 03302
          Telephone: (603) 225 7262
          Facsimile: (603) 225 5112
          E-mail: lkarl@shaheengordon.com

               - and -

          Richard J. Arsenault, Esq.
          NEBLETT, BEARD & ARSENAULT
          2220 Bonaventure Court
          P.O. Box 1190
          Alexandria, LA 71309
          Telephone: (800) 256 1050
          Facsimile: (318) 561 2592
          E-mail: rarsenault@nbalawfirm.com

               - and -

          John R. Climaco, Esq.
          CLIMACO, WILCOX, PECA,
          TARANTINO & GAROFOLI CO., L.P.A.
          55 Public Square, Suite 1950
          Cleveland, OH 44113
          Telephone: (216) 621 8484
          Facsimile: (216) 771 1632
          E-mail: jrclim@climacolaw.com

               - and -

          Adam J. Levitt, Esq.
          GRANT & EISENHOFER P.A.
          30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2350
          Chicago, IL 60602
          Telephone: (312) 214 0000
          Facsimile: (312) 214 0001
          E-mail: alevitt@gelaw.com

               - and -

          Charles E. Schaffer, Esq.
          LEVIN, FISHBEIN, SEDRAN &
          BERMAN
          510 Walnut Street, Suite 500
          Philadelphia, PA 19106
          Telephone: (215) 592 1500
          Facsimile: (215) 592 4663
          E-mail: cschaffer@lfsblaw.com

               - and -

          Eric D. Holland, Esq.
          HOLLAND LAW FIRM
          300 North Tucker Boulevard, Suite 801
          St. Louis, MO 63101
          Telephone: (314) 241 8111
          Facsimile: (314) 241 5554
          E-mail: eholland@allfela.com

               - and -

          Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., Esq.
          BECNEL LAW FIRM, LLC
          P.O. Drawer H
          106 West Seventh Street
          Reserve, LA 70084
          Telephone: (985) 536 1186
          Facsimile: (985) 536 6445
          E-mail: dbecnel@becnellaw.com

               - and -

          Christopher M. Ellis, Esq.
          BOLEN ROBINSON & ELLIS, LLP
          202 South Franklin, 2nd Floor
          Decatur, IL 62523
          Telephone: (217) 429 4296
          Facsimile: (217) 329 0034
          E-mail: cellis@brelaw.com

               - and -

          Jordan L. Chaikin, Esq.
          CHAIKIN LAW FIRM PLLC
          12800 University Drive, Suite 600
          Fort Myers, FL 33907
          Telephone: (239) 470 8338
          Facsimile: (239) 433 6836
          E-mail: jordan@chaikinlawfirm.com

               - and -

          David C. Rash, Esq.
          RASH LAW OFFICE
          2200 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 200
          Weston, FL 33326
          Telephone: (954) 529 2222
          Facsimile: (954) 529 2224
          E-mail: david@dcrashlaw.com

               - and -

          James C. Shah, Esq.
          SHEPHERD, FINKELMAN, MILLER
          & SHAH, LLC
          35 East State Street
          Media, PA 19063
          Telephone: (610) 891 9880
          Facsimile: (610) 891 9883
          E-mail: jshah@sfmslaw.com


MERCEDES-BENZ: "Hamm" Sues Over Faulty Transmission
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Terry Hamm, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Defendant, Case
No. 5:16-cv-03370 (N.D. Cal., June 16, 2016), seeks redress and
relief for violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies
Act and California's Unfair Competition Law.

Plaintiff alleges that the 722.9 7GTronic automatic transmission
in the Mercedes vehicle he owns has a valve body and conductor
plate that causes the transmission to fail prematurely and need
replacement well before the useful life of the transmission or the
vehicle.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Roy A. Katriel, Esq.
     THE KATRIEL LAW FIRM
     4225 Executive Square, Suite 600
     La Jolla, CA 92037
     Telephone: (858) 242-5642
     Facsimile: (858) 430-3719
     E-mail: rak@katriellaw.com

            - and -

     Michael D. Braun, Esq.
     BRAUN LAW GROUP, P.C.
     1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100
     Los Angeles, CA 90067
     Phone: (310) 836-6000
     Fax: (310) 836-60106
     E-mail: service@braunlawgroup.com


MILWAUKEE COUNTY: "Ruehs" Files Suit Under FLSA
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Cheryl Ruehs, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Defendant,
Case No. 2:16-cv-00769 (E.D. Wis., June 21, 2016), seeks
compensation for all uncompensated work and other forms of relief
including all penalties, liquidated damages and reasonable
attorneys' fees and costs under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Milwaukee County is a political subdivision of the State of
Wisconsin where Ruehs was employed as a registered nurse.
Defendants and their supervisors allegedly failed to pay employees
for all hours of work.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Nathan D. Eisenberg, Esq.
     Erin F. Medeiros, Esq.
     THE PREVIANT LAW FIRM, S.C.
     310 West Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 MW
     Milwaukee, WI 53203
     Tel: 414-271-4500
     Fax: 414-271-6308
     Email: nde@previant.com
            efm@previant.com


MORGAN STANLEY: "Hix" Labor Suit Transferred to S.D. Fla.
---------------------------------------------------------
Shelley Hix, individually and on behalf all others similarly
situated,  Plaintiff, v. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, f/k/a Morgan
Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, and
Morgan Stanley, Defendants, Case No. 15cv00217 (S.D.N.Y. January
13, 2015), was transferred to the United States District Court for
the Southern District of Florida on June 17, 2016, and assigned
Case No. 9:16-cv-81024.

Morgan Stanley is a financial services company that provides
brokerage and related products and services where Hix was employed
as an operations associate. She claims to be denied overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Seth R. Lesser, Esq.
     Jeffrey A. Klafter, Esq.
     Fran L. Rudjch, Esq.
     Jason Conway, Esq.
     KLAFTER OLSEN & LESSER, LLP
     Two International Drive, Suite 350
     Rye Brook, NY 10573
     Teiephone: (914) 934-9200
     Facsimile: (914) 934-9220

            - and -

     Gregg I. Shavitz, Esq.
     Susan H. Stern, Esq.
     Paolo C. Meireles, Esq.
     SHAVITZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
     1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 404
     Boca, Raton, FL 33432
     Telephone: (561) 447-8888
     Facsimile: (561) 447-8831


NEXT LEVEL: "Orozco" Seeks Unpaid Minimum Wages Under Labor Law
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FLORISELDA OROZCO, and MARFILIA M. OROZCO, the Plaintiffs, v. NEXT
LEVEL HOME CLEANING SERVICES, INC., NEXT LEVEL NATIONWIDE
CORPORATION, EDGAR RODRIGUEZ and any other related entities, the
Defendants, Case No. 04586/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., June 20, 2016),
seeks to recover compensation for unpaid minimum, and overtime
wages, pay stub violations, wage theft notice violations, and
uniform violations, pursuant to the New York Labor Law.

Mrs. Floriselda Orozco typically worked from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m. six days per week. Defendants paid Floriselda Orozco a flat
daily rate, ranging from $40.00 to $95.00 per day, while working
approximately 65 hours over the course of a typical work week,
consisting of six days of work. As a consequence of regularly
working 65 hours and being paid the flat daily rate, Plaintiff
Floriselda Orozco was not paid minimum wage for all hours worked.
The Defendants allegedly failed to compensate the Plaintiff at her
proper overtime rate for all hours worked above 40 hours, despite
typically requiring her to work approximately 25 overtime hours
per week.

Next Level provides professional house, apartment, and business
cleaning services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Michael A. Tompkins, Esq.
          LEEDS BROWN LAW, P.C.
          One Old Country Road, Suite 347
          Carle Place, NY 11514
          Telephone: (516) 873 9550


NORTHERN LEASING: Sued in Ga. Over Highly Overpriced Leases
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JEFF STRAIGHT and EXPERT AUTO REPAIR, INC., on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v.
NORTHERN LEASING SYSTEMS, INC., LEASE FINANCE GROUP, LLC, and
AMERICORP LEASING, LLC, the Defendants, Case No. 2016CV276665 (Ga.
Super. Ct, June 20, 2016), seeks monetary, declaratory, and
injunctive relief, including attorneys' fees and costs of suit as
a result of Defendants' fraudulent scheme to entrap Plaintiffs
into highly overpriced leases with extremely onerous terms.

The Defendants allegedly made, or caused to be made, affirmative
misrepresentations of material facts in the furtherance of this
scheme. They also willfully and knowingly concealed material facts
from Plaintiffs including the true value of the leased equipment,
and routinely failed to give Plaintiffs a copy of the lease or
even to reveal the existence of more than the first page of the
lease.

Northern Leasing purports to offer micro-ticket leasing services
to businesses seeking to spread the cost of utilizing credit card
processing services over an extended period rather than paying the
full cost of required equipment upfront.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          E. Adam Webb, Esq.
          G. Franklin Lemond, Jr., Esq.
          WEBB, KLASE & LEMOND, LLC
          1900 The Exchange, S.E., Suite 480
          Atlanta, GA 30339
          Telephone: (770) 444 0773
          Facsimile: (770) 217-9950
          E-mail: Adam@WebbLLC.com
                  Franklin@WebbLLC.com


NRP INVESTMENTS: "Brynes" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
------------------------------------------------------
Casey Brynes, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. NRP Investments LLC, formerly NRP
Investments Corp, and any predecessors and affiliated entries,
Defendant, Case No. 9:16-cv-80999 (S.D. Fla., June 16, 2016),
seeks unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, reasonable
attorney's fees and costs and any other further relief the Court
deems just and proper pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant develops, rents and manages multi-unit apartment
complexes throughout the United States where Plaintiff was hired
as an Assistant Manager. Brynes claims to be denied overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Marc R. Edelman, Esq.
     MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
     201 N. Franklin Street, #600
     Tampa, FL 33602
     Telephone 813-223-5505
     Fax: 813-257-0572
     Email: Medelman@forthepeople.com


NZONE GUIDANCE: "Randol" Suit Seeks Unpaid OT Wages Under FLSA
--------------------------------------------------------------
MATTHEW RANDOL, Individually, and on Behalf of All Others
Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. NZONE GUIDANCE, L.L.C., the
Defendant, Case No. 5:16-cv-00572 (W.D. Tex., June 20, 2016),
seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages and other damages under the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Randol and other workers similarly situated to him were typically
scheduled for 12-plus-hour shifts, seven days a week (for weeks at
a time). But these workers never received overtime for all of the
hours that they worked in excess of 40 hours in a single workweek.
Instead of paying overtime, the Defendant allegedly paid these
workers a salary and a day-rate, with no overtime pay in direct
violation of the FLSA. This collective action seeks to recover the
unpaid overtime wages and other damages owed to these workers.

The FLSA Class is defined as: ALL CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES OF
NZONE GUIDANCE, L.L.C., EMPLOYED DURING THE PAST THREE (3) YEARS
WHO RECEIVED A SALARY AND A DAY-RATE WITH NO OVERTIME
COMPENSATION.

Defendant is a comprehensive oilfield services and surveying
company providing directional planning, drilling and surveying
services as well as performance motors, MWD engineering services,
and steering tools for the oil and gas industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Leonard W. Woods, Esq.
          Adrian R. Ciechanowicz, Esq.
          DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO, LLP
          600 Congress Avenue, Ste. 1900
          P. O. Box 1149
          Austin, TX 78767-1149
          Telephone: 512-744-9300
          Facsimile: 512-744-9399
          E-mail: lwoods@dwmrlaw.com
                  aciechanowicz@dwmrlaw.com


P&B CAPITAL: "Bower" Suit Seeks Class Certification
---------------------------------------------------
Mrs. Rhonda Bower in the class action lawsuit styled RHONDA BOWER,
Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, the
Plaintiff, v. P&B CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the Defendant, Case No. Case
2:16-cv-00803-NJ (E.D. Wisc., June 24, 2016), asks the court to
certify a proposed class.

The Plaintiff further requests that the Court both stay the motion
for class certification and to grant Plaintiff (and Defendant)
relief from the Local Rules setting automatic briefing schedules
and requiring briefs and supporting material to be filed with the
motion.

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit in Damasco instructed plaintiffs to file a certification
motion with the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing on
the certification motion until discovery could commence. Damasco
v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011), overruled,
Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th Cir. 2015).

As this motion to certify a class is a placeholder motion as
described in Damasco, the parties and the Court should not be
burdened with unnecessary paperwork and the resulting expense when
a one paragraph, single page motion to certify and stay should
suffice until an amended motion is filed, the Plaintiffs contend.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=zetarotN

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Shpetim Ademi, Esq.
          John D. Blythin, Esq.
          Mark A. Eldridge, Esq.
          ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP
          3620 East Layton Avenue
          Cudahy, WI 53110
          Telephone: (414) 482 8000
          Facsimile: (414) 482 8001
          E-mail: sademi@ademilaw.com
          jblythin@ademilaw.com
          meldridge@ademilaw.com


PACESETTERS PERSONNEL: Certification Sought in "Robinsons" Case
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit styled DARRYL ROBINSON
JR and DOMINICK ROBINSON, Individually And on Behalf of all Others
Similarly Situated, the Plaintiffs, v. PACESETTERS PERSONNEL
SERVICES INC., the Defendant, Case No. 4:16-cv-00911 (S.D. Tex.),
move the Court to:

      (1) conditionally certify this case as a collective action;

      (2) authorize mailing of the notice to potential class
          members and Opt-In/Consent form to all "Temporary
          Workers" who were employed by Defendant at any time
          within the three years immediately preceding
          conditional certification; and

      (3) require Defendant's representative(s) to produce under
          oath and under penalty of perjury, the names,
          addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and Social
          Security numbers of all such class members so that
          notice may be timely implemented.

Darryl Robinson Jr. and Dominick Robinson alleged that the
Defendant failed to pay them overtime wages as required by law.
The Plaintiffs seek to notify other current and former employees
of the Defendant of their right to recover their unpaid overtime
wages by joining this lawsuit.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=RryZDcZ7

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Taft L. Foley, Esq.
          THE FOLEY LAW FIRM
          Taft L. Foley
          3003 South Loop West, Suite 108
          Houston, TX 77054
          Telephone: (832) 778 8182
          Facsimile: (832) 778 8353
          E-mail: Taft.foley@thefoleylawfirm.com


PATAGON DISTRIBUTION: "Huarte" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
-----------------------------------------------------------
Martin Huarte, and other similarly situated individuals,
Plaintiffs, v. Patagon Distribution, Inc, Vini Plus, Inc, JL
Investment Group, LLC, Jejema, LLC, Ayna LLC., CARNICERIA
Argentina La Estancia Inc., Patagonia Sunset Corp, Patagonia
Nahuen Holdings, Llc, LAM Distribution LLC, Patagonia Fund, Corp,
Asaada Corp and Andres H. Amorosi and Maria I. Amorosi,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-22300 (S.D. Fla., June 20, 2016),
seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, and money damages for
unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants are a wholesale bakery where Plaintiff worked as an
assistant baker.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Martin Saenz, Esq.
     Ed Rosenberg, Esq.
     SAENZ & ANDERSON, PLLC
     20900 NE 30th Avenue, Ste. 800
     Aventura, FL 33180
     Telephone: (305) 503-5131
     Facsimile: (888) 270-5549
     Email: ed@saenzanderson.com
            msaenz@saenzanderson.com


PAUL J. COOPER: Ford Seeks Unpaid Overtime Pay Under Labor Law
--------------------------------------------------------------
TANERA FORD, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. PAUL J. COOPER CENTER FOR HUMAN
SERVICES INC., the Defendant, Case No. 707230/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.,
June 20, 2016), seeks the following relief against the Defendant:

      (a) certification of the Class under CPLR Article 9 and
appointing Plaintiff as representative of the Class and
Plaintiffs' counsel as Lead Counsel for the Class;

      (b) an award for the amount of the Plaintiffs and Class
Members' unpaid overtime and pre- and post-judgment interest as
allowed by law;

      (c) an award to Plaintiff and the Class Members of statutory
penalties for each workday that Defendant failed to provide
Plaintiff and the Class Members with an accurate wage statement,
or a total of $5,000 per Class Member, as provided by the New York
Labor Law (NYLL);

      (d) an award of injunctive relief as the Court deems
necessary and proper to prevent against future violations of NYLL;

      (e) an award to Plaintiff and the Class Members of
reasonable attorneys' fees and costs pursuant to New York Labor
Law; and

      (f) an award to Plaintiff and the Class Members of such
further relief as the Court deems just and proper.

The Defendant has engaged and continues to engage in illegal and
improper wage practices, including (i) requiring DSPs to perform
work without compensation during meal breaks; (ii) failing to pay
all DSPs overtime of time and one-half their regular rate of pay
for all hours worked over forty; and (iii) failing to provide
accurate wage statements.

The Class is defined as: "All hourly paid employees who work or
worked as a direct service professional (DSP) of Defendant Paul J.
Cooper Center For Human Services, Inc. in the State of New York at
any time during the period commencing six years prior to the
filing of this action and continuing until such further date as
the practices complained of are discontinued."

Paul J. Cooper operates as a non-profit organization. The
Organization provides assistance to people with chemical
dependency.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Louis Ginsberg, Esq.
          THE LAW FIRM OF LOUIS GINSBERG, P.C.
          1613 Northern Boulevard
          Roslyn, NY 11576
          Telephone: (516) 625 0105


PSB SATELLITES: "Villalba" Labor Suit Transferred to E.D.N.Y.
-------------------------------------------------------------
Emigdio Villalba, Javier Jose Fuentes, Gustavo Angel Cardenas
Campos, Jose Flores, And Magdaleno Villalba, individually and on
behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. PSB Satellites
Ltd. (d/b/a Park Slope Ale House and Henry Street Ale House) and
Eugene Kaleniak, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-03199 (S.D.N.Y.,
June 9, 2016), was transferred to E.D. N.Y. on June 17, 2016, and
assigned Case No. 16cv3199.

Defendants own, operate, and/or control two bars located at 356
6th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215 and 62 Henry Street,
Brooklyn, New York 11201, where Plaintiffs were employed as cooks,
food preparers, and dishwashers.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Michael A. 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


ROTOBRUSH INTERNATIONAL: Dennis Suit Seeks Class Certification
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the class action lawsuit styled DENNIS R. SERAMUR
d/b/a DENNIS & SONS BUILDERS, individually and as the
representative of a class of similarly-situated persons, the
Plaintiff, v. ROTOBRUSH INTERNATIONAL LLC, and JOHN DOES 1-5, the
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-00277-JVB-PRC (N.D. Ind., June 24,
2016), asks the Court certify a proposed class, appoint Plaintiff
as the class representative, and appoint Plaintiff's attorneys as
class counsel.

Plaintiff proposes the following class definition:

     "All persons who (1) on or after four years prior to the
     filing of this action, (2) were sent telephone facsimile
     messages of material advertising the commercial availability
     or quality of any property, goods, or services by or on
     behalf of Defendants, and (3) which Defendants did not have
     prior express permission or invitation, or (4) which did not
     display a proper opt-out notice."

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit in Damasco instructed plaintiffs to file a certification
motion with the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing on
the certification motion until discovery could commence. Damasco
v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011), overruled,
Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th Cir. 2015).

As this motion to certify a class is a placeholder motion as
described in Damasco, the parties and the Court should not be
burdened with unnecessary paperwork and the resulting expense when
a one paragraph, single page motion to certify and stay should
suffice until an amended motion is filed, the Plaintiffs contend.

Rotobrush supplies residential and commercial contractors with
effective and efficient solutions to offer air duct cleaning.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=iZNuM7dJ

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Brian J. Wanca
          ANDERSON + WANCA
          3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 500
          Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
          Telephone: (847) 368 1500
          Facsimile: (847) 368 1501
          bwanca@andersonwanca.com


S&P OYSTER: Stebbins Seeks Unpaid Minimum & OT Wages Under FLSA
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JAMES STEBBINS, DANIEL CLARK, and BRIAN POTHIER, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v.
S&P OYSTER CO. d/b/a S&P OYSTER COMPANY, PETER NIKOLAISEN, and
CATHLEEN HOLLAND, the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00992 (D.
Conn., June 20, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid minimum and
overtime wages, misappropriated tips, unlawful deductions and
other monies pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and
the Connecticut Minimum Wage Act (CMWA) for Plaintiffs and all
similarly situated persons (i.e. servers) who work or have worked
at S & P Oyster Co.

The Defendants allegedly established and imposed an unlawful tip
pool upon servers at S & P Oyster Company, requiring them to pay a
percentage of their earned gratuities to non-tipped employees
including expediters, food runners, cooks, dishwashers, and
managers. Because defendants established the illegal tip-pooling
scheme they are not entitled to reduce servers' minimum wage rate
by applying the tip credit allowance, and have deprived the
servers of their statutory minimum and overtime wages under the
FLSA and the CMWA.

The Class of persons consisting of: "All current and former
servers of S & P Oyster Company between June 20, 2014 and the date
of the final judgment in this matter."

S & P is a restaurant serving traditional New England seafood and
cuisine infused with South American flavors.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          William G. Madsen, Esq.
          Magdalena B. Wiktor, Esq.
          MADSEN, PRESTLEY & PARENTEAU, LLC
          402 Asylum Street
          Hartford, CT 06103
          Telephone: (860) 246 2466
          E-mail: wmadsen@mppjustice.com
                  mwiktor@mppjustice.com

               - and -

          Louis Pechman, Esq.
          Laura Rodriguez, Esq.
          PECHMAN LAW GROUP PLLC
          488 Madison Avenue - 11th Floor
          New York, NY 10022
          Telephone: (212) 583-9500
          E-mail: pechman@pechmanlaw.com
                  rodriguez@pechmanlaw.com


SEVENTH AVENUE: Faces "McNally" Lawsuit Alleging TCPA Violation
---------------------------------------------------------------
CINDEE MCNALLY, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY
SITUATED, Plaintiff, v. SEVENTH AVENUE, INC.; AND
DOES 1 THROUGH 10, INCLUSIVE, AND EACH OF THEM, Defendants, Case
8:16-cv-01177-CJC-JC (C.D. Cal., June 24, 2016), alleges that
Defendants negligently, knowingly, and/or willfully contacted
Plaintiff on her cellular telephone in violation of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act.

SEVENTH AVENUE, INC. is in the consumer debt recovery industry.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
     Arvin Ratanavongse, Esq.
     LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
     324 South Beverly Drive, Suite 725
     Beverly Hills, CA 90212
     Phone: 877-206-4741
     Fax: 866-633-0228
     E-mail: tfriedman@attorneysforconsumers.com
      aratanavongse@toddflaw.com


SHAN GROUP: "Sanabria" Suit Seeks Monetary Damages Under FLSA
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NATALIE SANABRIA, and other similarly-situated individuals, the
Plaintiff, v. SHAN GROUP, LLC d/b/a ACESSIBLE HOME HEALTH CARE OF
AVENTURA, a Florida Limited Liability Company, and ALI F.
MANDSAURWALA, individually, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-
22285-FAM (S.D. Fla., June 20, 2016), seeks to recover monetary
damages, liquidated damages, interests, costs and attorney's fees
for violations of overtime wages under the laws of the United
States, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Defendants were allegedly aware of Plaintiff's work schedule
and further aware that Plaintiff was working more than 40 hours
per week. Defendants were aware of Plaintiff's pay records and the
rate that she was being paid for her hours. Despite Defendants'
having knowledge of Plaintiff's hours and their failure to pay
overtime wages, Defendants did not change its pay practices and
continued to fail to pay Plaintiff, and those similarly situated,
the overtime wages due.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel T. Feld, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL T. FELD, P.A.
          2847 Hollywood Blvd.
          Hollywood, FL 33020
          Telephone: (305) 308 5619
          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


SMG GROUP: "Shiptoski" Suit Seeks Unpaid OT Wages Under FLSA
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JENNY SHIPTOSKI, on behalf of herself and similarly situated
employees, the Plaintiff, v. SMG GROUP, LLC, the Defendant, Case
No. 3:16-cv-01216-RDM (M.D. Penn., June 20, 2016), seeks the
following relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and
the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) as a result of
Defendant's alleged reckless disregard of clearly applicable FLSA
provisions by failing to pay Plaintiff and other Store Managers
any compensation for hours worked over 40 during the workweek:

     A. Unpaid overtime wages (including overtime wages) and
prejudgment interest;

     B. Liquidated damages;

     C. Litigation costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees; and

     D. Such other and further relief as this Court deems just and
proper.

Defendant provides dealer programs and company operations in
branded gas, convenience store services and car wash operations in
the Northeast US.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Peter Winebrake, Esq.
          R. Andrew Santillo, Esq.
          Mark J. Gottesfeld, Esq.
          WINEBRAKE & SANTILLO, LLC
          715 Twining Road, Suite 211
          Dresher, PA 19025
          Telephone: (215) 884 2491
          E-mail: mgottesfeld@winebrakelaw.com


SOMERSET TIRE: Skolinsky Seeks Overtime Compensation Under FLSA
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JASON SKOLINSKY and IAN FOCHT, on behalf of themselves and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. SOMERSET TIRE
SERVICE, INC. d/b/a STS Tire & Auto Centers, the Defendant, Case
No. 510431/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., June 20, 2016), seeks to recover
overtime compensation, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest,
attorneys' fees, costs and other compensation for Plaintiffs and
other similarly situated Assistant Managers (AMs) who worked for
Defendant Somerset Tire Service, Inc. (STS) in New Jersey, New
York, and Pennsylvania, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act
of 1938 (FLSA).

The main purpose of AMs' jobs was to perform general customer
service and auto repair work on customers' vehicles. Their job
duties included, but were not limited to, performing service and
repair work on customers' brakes and lightbulbs; and replacing
windshield wipers. AMs did not have the authority to hire
employees, fire employees, or set employees' rate of pay, nor did
they have any authority or control over their stores' budgets.
Despite the fact that the primary purpose of the AM position was
non-managerial, STS classified all of its AMs as exempt employees
and did not pay them overtime.

STS was founded in 1958 in Somerset County, New Jersey. STS was
one of the largest tire and automotive service retailers in the
Northeast and operated 155 stores throughout Pennsylvania, New
York, and New Jersey.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Justin M. Swartz, Esq.
          Melissa Lardo Stewart, Esq.
          Cheryl-Lyn Bentley, Esq.
          OUTTEN & GOLDEN LLP
          3 Park Avenue, 29th Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 245-1000

               - and -

          Camar Jones, Esq.
          SHAVITZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
          1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 404
          Boca Raton, FL 33432
          Telephone: (561) 447 8888
          Facsimile: (561) 447 8831


ST. MORITZ SECURITY: "Robinson" Suit Seeks Certification
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The Plaintiff in the class action lawsuit styled DOMINICK
ROBINSON, Individually and on behalf of all OTHERS SIMILARY
SITUATED, the Plaintiff(s), v. ST. MORITZ SECURITY SERVICES INC.,
Defendant, Case No. 4:16-cv-00917 (S.D. Tex.), asks the Court to:

      (1) conditionally certify this lawsuit as a collective
          action;

      (2) authorize mailing of the notice to potential class
          members and Opt-In/Consent form to all "Security
          Guards" who were employed by Defendant at any time
          within the three years immediately preceding
          conditional certification; and

      (3) require Defendant's representative(s) to produce under
          oath and under penalty of perjury, the names,
          addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and Social
          Security numbers of all such class members so that
          notice may be timely implemented.

Robinson alleged that the Defendant failed to pay him overtime
wages as required by law. The Plaintiff now seeks to notify other
current and former employees of Defendant of the pendency of this
lawsuit and their right to participate.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=gLDczMNU

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Taft L. Foley, Esq.
          THE FOLEY LAW FIRM
          Taft L. Foley
          3003 South Loop West, Suite 108
          Houston, TX 77054
          Telephone: (832) 778 8182
          Facsimile: (832) 778 8353
          E-mail: Taft.foley@thefoleylawfirm.com


STRATEGIC FINANCIAL: "Jones" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
---------------------------------------------------------
Dawn Jones, on behalf of herself, individually, and on behalf of
all others similarly-situated, Plaintiff, v. Strategic Financial
Solutions L.L.C., Pioneer Law Firm, P.C. dba The Law Offices of
John Dougherty and Associates, Timberline Capital Ventures, Inc.,
Harbor Legal Group, L.L.C. dba The Law Offices of G. Anthony
Yuthas, Credit Advocate Counseling Corp., Defendants, Case No.
1:16-cv-04617 (S.D.N.Y., June 17, 2016), seeks unpaid overtime
compensation, liquidated damages and equitable relief for
violation of overtime and wage statement provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

Defendants are five legally distinct entities that in practice
operate together as a single enterprise that offer debt relief to
individual consumers throughout the United States where Plaintiff
worked as a negotiator.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Michael R. Minkoff, Esq.
     Alexander T. Coleman, Esq.
     Michael J. Borrelli, Esq.
     BORRELLI & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C.
     655 Third Avenue, Suite 1821
     New York, NY 10017
     Tel. (212) 679-5000
     Fax. (212) 679-5005


SUNRUN INC: Faces "Bozarth" Lawsuit Alleging Violation of TCPA
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SEAN BOZARTH, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. SUNRUN, INC., a Delaware Corporation;
CLEAN ENERGY EXPERTS, LLC, a California limited liability company
doing business as SOLAR AMERICA, and Does 1 through 10, inclusive,
Defendants, Case 3:16-cv-03550 (N.D. Cal., June 24, 2016), alleges
that Defendants negligently, knowingly, and willfully contacted
Plaintiff and proposed class members on their residential/cellular
telephones using an autodialer and an artificial or prerecorded
voice without their prior express written consent within the
meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and made calls
in violation of the TCPA's national do not call provisions.

Sunrun Inc. is a residential solar company in the United States.
It develops, owns, manages, and sells residential solar energy
systems in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Reuben D. Nathan, Esq.
     NATHAN & ASSOCIATES, APC
     2901 West Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 350
     Newport Beach, CA 92663
     Phone: (949)263-5992
     Fax: (949)209-1948
     E-mail: rnathan@nathanlawpractice.com

        - and -

     Ross Cornell, Esq.,
     111 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 400
     Long Beach, CA 90802
     Phone: (562) 612-1708
     Fax: (562) 394-9556
     E-mail: ross.law@me.com


SWANSON GROUP: Court Certified Animal Control Technicians Class
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Monte C. Richardson entered an order in the class action
lawsuit styled MICHAEL DEEMS, on his own behalf and others
similarly situated, et al., the Plaintiffs, v. THE SWANSON GROUP,
LLC, d/b/a ALLSTAR ANIMAL REMOVAL, a Florida limited liability
company, the Defendant, Case No. 3:16-Cv-188-J-MCR (M.D. Fla.),
granting the Plaintiffs' motion for conditional certification of
collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The FLSA class is defined as:

     "All persons currently or formerly employed by Defendants
     as Animal Control Technicians, or with similar job
     descriptions however titled, who were paid on a commission
     basis and who were compensated at a rate less than the
     applicable minimum wage pursuant to Florida law or were not
     paid overtime compensation required by the Fair Labor
     Standards Act at any time between June 23, 2009 to the
     present."

The Court also ordered the following:

     1. Swanson had until July 7, 2016, to produce a complete list
of the names, last known home addresses, telephone numbers, and e-
mail addresses of all persons currently or formerly employed by
Allstar Animal Removal, Inc. or Swanson as Animal Control
Technicians or with similar job descriptions however titled, who
were paid on a commission basis during any pay period between June
23, 2009 and the present.

     2. Plaintiffs should mail the proposed Notice of Consent to
Opt-In to all persons currently or formerly employed by Allstar
Animal Removal, Inc. or Swanson as Animal Control Technicians or
with similar job descriptions however titled, who were paid on a
commission basis within the last five years prior to the date the
Notice is mailed, but not earlier than June 23, 2009. The Notice
should include an opt-in deadline of 60 days after the mailing of
the Notice.

     3. On or before June 30, 2016, the parties were to file a
joint status report, notifying the Court how they wish to proceed
in light of the rapidly approaching case management deadlines.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=arCZu2oF


SWIRE OILFIELD: "Landry" Suit Moved to S.D. Fla
-----------------------------------------------
Eddie Landry, Mario Constancio, Jr. and Mark Tamayo, Plaintiffs,
v. Swire Oilfield Services L.L.C. and Swire Water Solutions Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00621 (D.N.M. June 21, 2015), was
transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Florida on June 17, 2016, and assigned Case No. 9:16-
cv-81024.

Plaintiffs claim to be denied overtime pay.

Swire Oilfield Services L.L.C. is a limited liability company
organized under the laws of Louisiana. Swire Water Solutions Inc.
is a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware. They are
owned by Swire Oilfield Services U.S. Holdings, LLC, a Delaware
limited liability company.

Swire provides oilfield services, including oilfield fluid
management, to drilling companies across the globe, including
virtually every major oil play in the state of New Mexico and the
United States where Plaintiffs are responsible for rigging up
oilfield equipment, monitoring drilling fluids, and generally
assisting in the drilling process.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Galvin B. Kennedy, Esq.
     Udyogi A. Hangawatte, Esq.
     KENNEDY HODGES, LLP
     4409 Montrose Blvd.
     Houston, TX 77006
     Telephone: (713) 5230001
     Facsimile: (713) 5231116
     Email: gkennedy@kennedyhodges.com
            uhangawatte@kennedyhodges.com


SYNCHRONY BANK: Anand Seeks Certification of Consumer Class
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit styled NARANTUYA ANAND, the
Plaintiff, v. SYNCHRONY BANK AND SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL, the
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-06525 (N.D. Ill., June 24, 2016),
asks the Court to:

     (1) enter and reserve ruling on Plaintiff's Motion for Class
         Certification;

     (2) allow for and schedule discovery to take place on
         classwide issues;

     (3) grant Plaintiff leave to file a memorandum in support of
         her Motion for Class Certification upon the conclusion
         of classwide discovery;

     (4) grant Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification after
         full briefing of the issues presented, certifying the
         Class, appointing Plaintiff as the Class Representative
         and appointing undersigned counsel for Plaintiff as
         counsel for the Class; and

     (5) provide all other and further relief that the Court
         deems equitable and just.

The Plaintiff seeks to certify an Illinois Consumer Fraud and
Deceptive Business Practices Act (CFA) Class consisting of:

      a. All persons in Illinois;

      b. To whose cellular telephones Defendants and/or their
         agent placed calls during the hours between 9 p.m. and
         9:00 a.m. one year prior to the filing of this
         Complaint;

      c. Using an "autodialer" or "autodialer system" an
         automatic telephone dialing system to automatically
         connect a telephone with a "recorded message";

      d. Using a "voice messaging system" to deliver messages to
         recipients;

      e. Wherein the call was made without a live operator and
         without an inquiry at the beginning of the call as to
         whether the called consents to hear the prerecorded
         message and in so doing proximately damaged the members
         of the class by impermissibly leaving a prerecorded
         message on the recipients limited cellular message
         system.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=tAL1G5H8

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Lance A. Raphael, Esq.
          Justin Hagan, Esq.
          Katherine M. Bowen, Esq.
          THE CONSUMER ADVOCACY CENTER, P.C.
          180 West Washington Street, Suite 700
          Chicago, IL 60602
          Telephone: (312) 782-5808


TAKATA CORP: "DeLeone" Sues Over Defective Airbags
--------------------------------------------------
Nancy DeLeone and Erik Heiberg, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Takata Corporation and
TK Holdings, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-12276 (E.D. Mich.,
June 20, 2016), seeks compensatory, exemplary, and punitive
remedies and damages and statutory penalties, including interest,
reimbursement of reasonable expenses, for damages and for
reasonable attorney fees resulting from fraudulent concealment,
breach of implied and express warranty, unjust enrichment and
negligence and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Michigan
Consumer Protection Act.

Plaintiffs accuse Defendants of installing defective airbags in
vehicles.

Takata Corporation is a foreign for-profit corporation with its
principal place of business in Tokyo, Japan. Takata is a
specialized supplier of automotive safety systems that designs,
manufactures, tests, markets, distributes, and sells airbags.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Tana Lin, Esq.
     Lynn Lincoln Sarko, Esq.
     Amy Williams-Derry, Esq.
     David J. Ko, Esq.
     KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P.
     1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
     Seattle, WA 98101-3052
     Phone (206) 623-1900
     Fax (206) 623-3384
     Email: tlin@kellerrohrback.com
            lsarko@kellerrohrback.com
            awilliams-derry@kellerrohrback.com\
            dko@kellerrohrback.com


TIRES 4 LESS: "Somers" Suit Seeks Unpaid Wages Under FLSA
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JOSEPH E. SOMERS, JR., 18B 9th Avenue, NW, Glen Burnie, Maryland,
21061 Resident of Anne Arundel County, and MICKEY C.M. BEACH, 5313
Patrick Henry Drive, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225, Resident of
Anne Arundel County, the Plaintiffs, v. TIRES 4 LESS
101 S. Hilton Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21229, and SUNG HO SUH,
101 S. Hilton Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21229, the Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-02214-JKB (D. Md., June 20, 2016), seeks to
recover unpaid wages, liquidated damages, interest, reasonable
attorneys' fees and costs under the Federal Fair Labor Standards
Act of 1938 (FLSA), the Maryland Wage and Hour Law (MWHL), and the
Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (MWPCL).

Defendants hired Plaintiffs and other similarly situated employees
to work as Tire Specialists, Salesmen, Customer Service
Representatives and/or Technicians at the Glen Burnie and/or
Baltimore shops. Defendants required Plaintiffs to regularly work
in excess of 40 hours per week without paying overtime wages.
Defendants were able to complete these illegal acts by paying
Plaintiffs under the guise of a salary. However, Plaintiffs'
duties did not exempt them from the overtime requirements of the
FLSA, MWHL and MWCPL. Defendants allegedly misclassified
Plaintiffs as salaried employees for the purpose of not paying
overtime compensation and for all hours worked over 40 per week.

Tires 4 Less is one of the largest tire distributors in Yorkshire.

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
          Telephone: (410) 244 7005
          Facsimile: (410) 244 8454
          E-mail: gswegman@nicholllaw.com
                  bdavis@nicholllaw.com


TREES R US: "Castoneda" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
-------------------------------------------------------------
Cristian Castoneda, Sergio Perez-Mejia and Francisco Parra-
Delacruz, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. Trees R Us, Inc. and Tracey Recenello, an
individual, Defendants, Case No. CV163162 (E.D.N.Y., June 16,
2016), seeks compensatory and liquidated damages, interest,
attorneys' fees, costs, and all other legal and equitable remedies
under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Trees R Us, Inc., is a corporation organized under the laws of New
York with a principal executive office at 99 South Saxon Avenue,
Bayshore, NY 11706, where Plaintiffs worked as tree cutters,
pruners, drivers and cleaners. They claim to be denied overtime
pay, minimum wages and accurate pay stubs.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Roman Avshalumov, Esq.
     Puja Sharma, Esq.
     HELEN F. DALTON & ASSOCIATES, PC
     69-12 Austin Street
     Forest Hills, NY 11375
     Telephone: 718-263-9591
     Fax:718-263-9598


ULTIMATE INSTALLZ: "Marino" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
--------------------------------------------------------
Cory Marino, an individual, for himself and those similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Ultimate Installz, Inc., a California
corporation, Jayson Cruz, an individual, and Does 1 through 100,
inclusive, Defendants, Case BC624510 (Cal. Super., June 20, 2016),
seeks unpaid overtime and minimum wages, unreimbursed business
expenses, final pay, liquidated damages, costs, attorneys' fees,
and any other relief under the California Labor Code.

Defendants employed Plaintiff as window installers in and
throughout California, but primarily in upscale Los Angeles
neighborhoods, including, but not limited to Beverly Hills and
Hollywood.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Anthony R. Strauss, Esq.
      Aris E. Karakalos, Esq.
      STRAUSS LAW GROUP, APC
      121 N. Fir St., Suite F
      Ventura, CA 93001
      Telephone: (805) 641.9992
      Facsimile: (805) 641.9993
      Email: ars@stfausslawgroup.com
             aek@strausslawgroup.com


UNITED STATES: SEC Sued Over "Accredited Investor" Definition
-------------------------------------------------------------
Chase Morello for himself and on behalf of a class of similarly-
situated individuals, the Plaintiff, v. Mary Joe White, Securities
and Exchange Commissioner Chair, and The United States Securities
and Exchange Commission, the Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-04440-
DMG-AJW (C.D. Cal., June 20, 2016), requests:

     a. certification of this case as a class action lawsuit, and
appointment of plaintiff as representative of the class and the
undersigned counsel;

     b. a declaration that Defendants Accredited Investor
definition violates legislative or administrative powers, the
constitution, and/or international law, and seek issuance of a
preliminary or permanent injunction, invalidating, the Accredited
Investor Definition's natural income/wealth threshold.

The Class is defined as: "All past, current and future Non-
Accredited Investors comprising more than 89.9% of Americans as
admitted in the Defendant's December 2015 Accredited Definition
Report."

The Defendant is an independent federal agency established to
protect all investors who buy stocks and bonds.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


VIRGINIA: Officials Face Suit Over Citizens' Voting Right
---------------------------------------------------------
Carroll Boston Correll, Jr., on behalf of himself and others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, V. Mark R. Herring, in his official
capacity as Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Marc
Abrams, in his official capacity as Commonwealth Attorney for the
City of Winchester, James B. Alcorn, in his official capacity as
Chairman of the Virginia State Board of Elections, Clara Belle
Wheeler, in her official capacity as Vice Chairman of the Virginia
State Board of Elections, Singleton McAllister, in her official
capacity as Secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections,
and Edgardo Cortez, in his official capacity as Commissioner of
the Virginia Department of Elections, Defendants, Case 3:16-cv-
00467-REP (E.D. Va., June 24, 2016), seeks to obtain emergency
injunctive relief that allows all Virginia delegates to vote their
consciences at the parties' national conventions free from the
threat of criminal sanction.

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state
located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     David B. Rtvkin, Jr., Esq.
     Andrew M. Grossman, Esq.
     Mark W. DeLaquil, Esq.
     Richard B. Raile, Esq.
     BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP
     1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1100
     Washington, D.C. 20036
     Phone: (202) 861-1527
     Fax: (202) 861-1783
     E-mail: mdelaquil@bakerlaw.com


WELLS FARGO: Mclaughlin's Bid to Certify Class Partly Granted
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The Hon. William Alsup entered an order in the class action
lawsuit captioned LATASHA MCLAUGHLIN, on behalf of herself and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
the Defendant, Case No. 3:15-cv-02904-WHA (N.D. Cal.), granting in
part and denying in part Plaintiff's motion for class
certification.

The following class is certified to pursue damages only:

     "All borrowers with mortgages serviced and owned by Wells
     Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo) who, between June 23, 2014,
     and June 23, 2015, have received payoff statements which
     failed to disclose property insurance claim funds."

The following class is certified to pursue declaratory relief
only:

     "All borrowers with mortgages serviced and owned by Wells
     Fargo wherein Wells Fargo is holding property insurance
     claim funds on June 22, 2016."

These class definitions shall apply for all purposes, including
settlement. Latasha McLaughlin is appointed as class
representative of all Plaintiff classes. Berman DeValerio and Wolf
Popper LLP are hereby appointed as class counsel, with Patricia I.
Avery of Wolf Popper LLP to serve as lead counsel.

By July 12, 2016, the parties shall jointly submit a proposal for
class notification, with the plan to distribute notice by July 28,
2016.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=NH6kD1Th


WORLDWIDE CARGO: "Lanuza" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Richard Lanuza, individually, Plaintiffs, v. Worldwide Cargo
Logistics, Inc., a Florida corporation, Pedro Utreras,
individually, Patricio Amores, individually, and Esmeralda
Castillo, individually, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-22317 (S.D.
Fla., June 20, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid minimum wages,
overtime compensation, liquidated damages, unlawfully withheld
wages, statutory penalties, other damages, and attorney's fees
owed pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant is a logistics company operating within Dade County
owned/managed by Pedro Utreras, Patricio Amores and Esmeralda
Castillo where Plaintiff was employed by Defendants as an
inventory and quality control clerk.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Darren P. B. Rumack, Esq.
      THE KLEIN LAW GROUP
      11 Broadway Suite 960
      New York, NY 10004
      Tel: (212) 344-9022
      Fax: (212) 344-0301


XTO ENERGY: Trust's Bid to Certify Royalty Owners Class Denied
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The Hon. Eric F. Melgren entered an order in the class action
lawsuit styled WALLACE B. RODERICK IRREVOCABLE LIVING TRUST,
Amanda Roderick, Successor Trustee, on behalf of itself and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. XTO ENERGY, INC., the
Defendant, Case No. 08-1330-EFM-GEB (D. Kan.), denying the Trust's
second motion to certify a class.

The Court further ordered the following:

     1. Denying the Trust's motion for partial summary judgment
        on leases as moot;

     2. Denying the Trust's motion for partial summary judgment
        under Hockett v. Trees Oil as moot;

     3. Denying XTO's motion to stay consideration of Plaintiff's
        motions for partial summary judgment on behalf of the
        uncertified class.

In 2012, this Court certified a class of Kansas royalty owners
represented by the Trust. XTO appealed that decision, and the
Tenth Circuit vacated the order and remanded for further
proceedings. Now before the Court is the Trust's second motion for
class certification, which XTO opposes.

Contemporaneously, the Trust seeks summary judgment that every
lease in the putative class contained certain implied duties -- an
issue critical to the Court's class-certification analysis.
Because analysis of the leases is an essential factor in
determining whether class certification is proper, the Court will
also consider evidence and arguments contained in the Trust's
accompanying motion for partial summary judgment. The Court denies
the Trust's motion.

XTO is an oil and gas company that produces natural gas and its
constituent products from wells. The Trust owns eight Kansas well
which it leases to XTO and for which it receives royalty payments.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=ukz7g85H


ZESTY PIZZA: "Barrera" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
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Gabriel Barrera, on behalf of himself and all other persons
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Zesty Pizza & Deli, Inc. d/b/a
Zesty Pizzeria & Salumeria, Salvatore Grimaldi and Stefano
Grimaldi, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-04546-AT (S.D. N.Y., June
16, 2016), seeks unpaid wages for overtime work, liquidated
damages and spread of hours pay pursuant to the Fair Labor
Standards Act and New York Labor Laws and the Wage Theft
Prevention Act.

Zesty Pizza & Deli, Inc. operates Zesty Pizzeria & Salumeria
located at 1670 Third Avenue, New York, New York and is owned by
Salvatore Grimaldi and Stefano Grimaldi. Barrera was employed as a
counter and kitchen staff.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     David Stein, Esq.
     SAMUEL & STEIN
     38 West 32nd Street, Suite 1110
     New York, NY 10001
     Tel: (212) 563-9884




                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY Court Affirms $3.5MM Verdict in "North"
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In the appeals case styled IN RE NEW YORK CITY ASBESTOS LITIGATION
relating to RALPH P. NORTH, Plaintiff-Respondent, AIR & LIQUID
SYSTEMS CORPORATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BUFFALO PUMPS, INC., ET
AL., Defendants, NATIONAL GRID GENERATION, LLC, Defendant-
Respondent-Appellant, O'CONNOR CONSTRUCTORS, INC., Defendant-
Appellant-Respondent, 190114/13-1162, 1161, 1160 (N.Y. App.), the
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First
Department, affirmed the judgment of the Supreme Court, New York
County (Martin Shulman, J.), entered January 28, 2015, after a
jury trial, awarding the plaintiff, inter alia, $3,500,000.00 in
damages for future pain and suffering as against defendant
National Grid Generation, LLC.

The Appellative Division also affirmed the order of the same court
and Justice, entered March 13, 2015, which granted National Grid's
motion for summary judgment on its claim against defendant
O'Connor Constructors, Inc., for indemnification, except for
attorneys' fees, and denied O'Connor's motion for summary judgment
dismissing National Grid's indemnification claim as against it,
unanimously modified, on the law, to grant National Grid's motion
as to attorneys' fees solely in connection with its defense
against plaintiff's action.

A full-text copy of the Decision dated June 28, 2016, is available
at https://is.gd/Shin0W from Leagle.com.

Coughlin Duffy LLP, New York (Kevin T. Coughlin, Esq. --
kcoughlin@coughlinduffy.com -- of counsel), for appellant-
respondent.

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP, New York (John G.
Nicolich, Esq. -- jnicolich@ingramllp.com -- of counsel), for
respondent-appellant.

Levy Konigsberg LLP, New York (Jerome H. Block of counsel), for
respondent.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Joint Trial of 2 Mesothelioma Cases Affirmed
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In the appeals case captioned IN THE MATTER OF NEW YORK CITY
ASBESTOS LITIGATION relating to RUBY E. KONSTANTIN, & C.,
Respondent, AND 630 THIRD AVENUE ASSOCIATES, ET AL., Defendants,
TISHMAN LIQUIDATING CORPORATION, Appellant, No. 85 (N.Y. App.),
the Court of Appeals of New York affirmed the Appellate Division's
order determining that the issue in the case was reviewable and
concluded that Supreme Court did not err in holding a joint trial.

Before his death, Konstantin and plaintiff commenced the present
action against TLC, among others.  Konstantin's case was assigned
along with nine other cases, including Matter of New York City
Asbestos Litigation (Dummitt v A.W. Chesterton et al.) (___ NY3d
___, 2016 NY Slip Op ___ [____]) to an in extremis trial calendar.
The 10 plaintiffs, all of whom were represented by the same firm,
subsequently requested a joint trial pursuant to CPLR 602 (a).
All defendants jointly opposed that motion.  Supreme Court ordered
that seven of the 10 cases, in which the plaintiffs had developed
mesothelioma, would be tried together, and the remaining three
cases, in which the plaintiffs had developed lung cancer, would be
tried together.  Thus, the court's order required the cases of
Konstantin and Dummitt, who had both developed mesothelioma, to be
tried with five others.

Before trial, however, the other five cases settled, leaving only
Konstantin and Dummitt to be tried together.  The jury found TLC
76% liable for Konstantin's injuries and awarded damages.  Supreme
Court denied TLC's posttrial motion to set aside the verdict in
relevant part, holding that the joint trial was not improper, but
reduced the jury's damages award.

The Appellate Division considered the Dummitt and Konstantin
appeals together (121 A.D.3d 230 [1st Dept 2014]). TLC contended,
among other things, that Supreme Court abused its discretion in
holding a joint trial. The Appellate Division determined that the
issue was reviewable and concluded that Supreme Court did not err
in holding a joint trial.

A full-text copy of the Court of Appeals' decision dated June 28,
2016, is available at https://is.gd/CcvTd5 from Leagle.com.

Kathleen M. Sullivan, for appellant.

Seth A. Dymond, for respondent.

Business Council of New York State et al.; John Crane Inc., amici
curiae.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. Has Duty to Warn, NY Court Rules
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In the appeals cases captioned IN THE MATTER OF NEW YORK CITY
ASBESTOS LITIGATION relating to DORIS KAY DUMMITT, & C.,
Respondent, and A.W. CHESTERTON, ET AL., Defendants, CRANE CO.,
Appellant and IN THE MATTER OF EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ASBESTOS
LITIGATION relating to JOANN H. SUTTNER, & C., Respondent, and
A.W. CHESTERTON COMPANY, ET AL., Defendants, CRANE CO., Appellant,
Nos. 83, 84 (N.Y. App.), the Court of Appeals of New York was
called upon to decide when, if ever, a manufacturer must warn
against the danger inherent in using the manufacturer's product
together with a product designed and produced by another company.

Consistent with its decision in Rastelli v Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Co. (79 N.Y.2d 289 [1992]), the Court of Appeals hold that the
manufacturer of a product has a duty to warn of the danger arising
from the known and reasonably foreseeable use of its product in
combination with a third-party product which, as a matter of
design, mechanics or economic necessity, is necessary to enable
the manufacturer's product to function as intended.  The Court of
Appeals further concludes that, given the proof of defendant Crane
Co.'s affirmative steps to integrate its valves with third-party
asbestos-laden products and other relevant evidence, the courts .
. . properly applied this principle to the instant cases and
correctly resolved the remaining legal issues.

A full-text copy of the Court of Appeals' June 28, 2016, decision
is available at https://is.gd/XF3dPb from Leagle.com.

Case No. 83:

Caitlin J. Halligan, for appellant.

Seth A. Dymond, for respondents.

Business Council of New York State et al.; Pacific Legal
Foundation; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; The Retired
Enlisted Association et al.; Product Liability Advisory Council;
United Steel et al.; Environmental Working Group et al.; General
Electric; CBS Corporation, amici curiae.

Case No. 84:

Caitlin J. Halligan, for appellant.

John N. Lipsitz, for respondent.

Business Council of New York State et al.; CBS Corporation; United
States Chamber of Commerce, amici curiae.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Colgate Loses Summary Judgment Bid in "Feinberg"
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In the case captioned IN RE NEW YORK CITY ASBESTOS LITIGATION
relating to JAY ALAN FEINBERG, AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ESTATE OF
ARLENE FEINBERG and JACOB FEINBERG, INDIVIDUALLY, Plaintiffs, v.
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO. ET AL Defendants, 190070/2011 (N.Y. Sup.),
Judge Peter J. Moulton of the Supreme Court, New York County,
denied defendant Colgate-Palmolive Company's motion for summary
judgment in its entirety.

In this asbestos personal injury action, the plaintiff claims that
his decedent contracted mesothelioma because of exposure to talc
manufactured by defendant Colgate.  Colgate moves for summary
judgment dismissing the plaintiffs' complaint and any cross-claims
against it.  The Defendant asserts that the motion should be
granted because (1) the plaintiffs' action is untimely under CPLR
214-c; (2) the plaintiffs failed to exclude other potential causes
of deceased plaintiff Arlene Feinberg's mesothelioma; (3) the
plaintiffs failed to prove that Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder,
which Colgate asserts was safe and asbestos-free, caused her to
develop mesothelioma; and (4) there is no evidence of general or
specific causation.

Judge Moulton held, "Colgate is foreclosed from arguing that
plaintiffs' experts should be precluded on summary judgment,
because Justice Shulman already decided this issue in his January
8, 2016 decision.  In reply, Colgate did not address this point.
While counsel addressed the issue at oral argument, the argument
was unpersuasive.10 On January 8, 2016, on reargument, Justice
Shulman upheld his March 28, 2014 bench ruling rejecting Colgate's
motion to preclude plaintiffs' expert Sean Fitzgerald or
alternatively for a Frye hearing to reject his methodology.
Justice Shulman also denied defendant's motion in limine to
preclude plaintiffs' medical causation witnesses Drs. Moline and
Strauchen. In rejecting the motion he reasoned that "a jury will
have to weigh the evidence the parties are expected to present to
decide whether C-P's consumer talc product was in fact
contaminated with amphibole asbestos in sufficient quantity to
have been a substantial factor in causing decedent-plaintiff
Feinberg's mesothelioma" (Ex 1, Horn Affirm). I cannot review
Justice Shulman's ruling under the guise that this is a motion for
summary judgment, and not a motion in limine, when Justice Shulman
already found that the experts' testimony was sufficient to be
presented to the jury."

A full-text copy of Judge Moulton's Decision dated June 22, 2016,
is available at https://is.gd/d6NvfE from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Pension Plan Wins Summary Judgment in "Bergin"
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In the case captioned PATRICK J. BERGIN, Plaintiff, v. WESTERN
STATES INSULATORS AND ALLIED WORKERS' PENSION PLAN, Defendant, No.
2:14-CV-0408-SMJ (E.D. Wash.), Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., of the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Washington issued an order denying the Plaintiff's Motion For
Summary Judgment and Granting Defendant's Motion For Summary
Judgment.

The issue presented is whether the trustees of the Defendant
pension plan abused their discretion by concluding that Bergin is
ineligible for benefits because he is not retired and because he
made a material misrepresentation on his pension application.

Judge Mendoza held that the trustees did not abuse their
discretion when they denied Bergin's petition for review.

A full-text copy of Judge Mendoza's Order dated June 29, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/WcAdzH from Leagle.com.

Patrick J Bergin, Plaintiff, represented by Melody Dawn Farance,
Esq. -- mfarance@stamperlaw.com -- Stamper Rubens Stocker & Smith
PS & Michael H. Church, Esq. -- mchurch@stamperlaw.com -- Stamper
Rubens PS.

Western States Insulators and Allied Workers' Pension Plan,
Defendant, represented by Michael A. Urban, The Urban Law Firm &
Nathan Russell Ring, The Urban Law Firm.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Wis. App. Reverses Judgment in "Springer"
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Penny Springer appeals a judgment of the circuit court granting
summary judgment in favor of Powers Holdings, Inc. and Fire Brick
Engineers Company, Inc., (FBE Company, Inc.).  Springer filed the
action against the respondents, seeking to hold them liable under
the theory of successor liability for damages stemming from the
death of Springer's husband.

The Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District IV, in a decision
dated June 23, 2016, a full-text copy of which is available at
https://is.gd/hu6VjF from Leagle.com, reversed the judgment,
agreeing that the summary judgment evidence creates a genuine
issue of material fact on the question of fraudulent transfer.

The case is PENNY L. SPRINGER, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT, v. NOHL
ELECTRIC PRODUCTS CORPORATION, GENERAL REFRACTORIES COMPANY, DANA
SEALING PRODUCTS, LLC, JOHN CRANE, INC., UNION CARBIDE
CORPORATION, ROCKBESTOS SURPRENANT CABLE CORPORATION A/K/A
ROCKBESTOS PRODUCTS CORP AND RSCC WIRE & CABLE, INC., GARLOCK
SEALING TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ANCHOR PACKING COMPANY, INC., GASKETS,
INC., CINCINNATI VALVE COMPANY, LESLIE CONTROLS, INC. AND TRAC
REGULATOR COMPANY, INC., DEFENDANTS, POWERS HOLDINGS, INC. AND
FIRE BRICK ENGINEERS COMPANY, INC., DEFENDANTS-RESPONDENTS, SECURE
HORIZONS BY UNITED HEALTH CARE INSURANCE COMPANY, SUBROGATED
Defendant, Appeal No. 2015AP829 (Wis. App.).


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ill. App. Reverses Jurt Verdict in "Sondag"
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In the case captioned JOSEPH SONDAG and PHYLLIS SONDAG,
Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. PNEUMO ABEX CORPORATION; PNEUMO ABEX,
L.L.C; METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY; OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC.;
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.; SPRINKMANN SONS CORPORATION OF
ILLINOIS; SPRINKMANN SONS CORPORATION; RAPID-AMERICAN CORPORATION;
UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION; GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION; TREMCO,
INC.; BONDEX INTERNATIONAL; and JOHN CRANE, INC., Defendants
(Tremco, Inc., Defendant-Appellant), No. 4-14-0918 (Ill. App.),
the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, reversed the
trial court's judgment.

Plaintiffs, Joseph Sondag and his spouse, Phyllis Sondag, sued
defendant, Tremco, Inc., claiming that asbestos-containing tape
manufactured by defendant and used by Joseph Sondag in his
profession as a plasterer had caused him to develop pleural
plaques and interstitial fibrosis.  The jury returned a verdict in
the plaintiffs' favor, awarding them damages.  The Defendant
appeals.

In reversing the trial court's judgment, the Appellate Court held
that the trial court should have granted the defendant's motion
for a directed verdict, considering that, insomuch as the evidence
before the jury showed, Joseph Sondag is asymptomatic and thus has
suffered no "physical harm."

A full-text copy of the Opinion dated June 20, 2016, is available
at https://is.gd/wjRCyC from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Granite Insurance's Summary Judgment Bid Denied
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In the case captioned GRANITE STATE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff,
v. CLEARWATER INSURANCE COMPANY (formerly known as Odyssey
Reinsurance Corporation, Skandia American Reinsurance Corporation,
and Skandia Insurance Company, Ltd., U.S. Branch), Defendant,
Docket No. 653546/11 (N.Y. Sup.), Judge Ellen M. Coin of the
Supreme Court, New York County, denied the motion of plaintiff
Granite State Insurance Company for summary judgment and the
cross-motion of defendant Clearwater Insurance Company for summary
judgment.

In this declaratory judgment action involving the right to
reinsurance coverage, Granite State moves following completion of
discovery for summary judgment. Clearwater cross-moves for summary
judgment, for a declaration that it need not indemnify Granite
State under the parties' reinsurance contract.

Granite State, incorporated in Pennsylvania, with a principal
place of business in New York, is a member of the American
International Group of insurance companies. AIG issued dozens of
polices of insurance to nonparty Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
Corporation between 1970 and 1985, for approximately $574 million
in total exposure.  Granite State issued the policy herein to
Kaiser for excess coverage, effective April 1, 1981 to April 1,
1982.

Hundreds of thousands of bodily injury claims were made against
Kaiser during the period in question, for losses arising from
exposure to asbestos, from products produced by Kaiser, or used at
premises where injured parties were employed. The losses amounted
to many millions, if not billions, of dollars.  Kaiser's various
insurers disputed coverage. Kaiser commenced litigation in the
California courts in May 2000, seeking coverage from its insurers.
See Kaiser Alum. & Chem. Corp v Certain Underwriters as Lloyd's
London, Case No. 312415 (Cal Super Ct, San. Fran. County)
(Coverage Litigation). Granite State and AIG became parties to
this litigation in 2000.

In denying the motions, Judge Coin held that there are questions
of fact as to whether Granite State breached its warranty of
retention, and as to whether Granite State paid losses which were
not "actually covered" under the policy, so as to obviate
Clearwater's obligation to pay for such losses.  Thus, the motion
and cross-motion must be denied.

A full-text copy of Judge Coin's Decision dated June 17, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/ovr6xY from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Chemtura Still Facing Asbestos Claims at Dec. 31
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Chemtura Corporation remains as subject to asbestos-related claims
and litigation concerning premises and historic products of the
Company's corporate affiliates and predecessors, 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 routinely subject to other civil
claims, litigation and arbitration, and regulatory investigations,
arising in the ordinary course of our business, as well as in
respect of our divested businesses. Some of these claims and
litigations relate to product liability claims, including claims
related to our current and historic products and asbestos-related
claims concerning premises and historic products of our corporate
affiliates and predecessors."

Chemtura Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops,
manufactures, and markets performance-driven engineered industrial
specialty chemicals for industrial manufacturing customers in the
United States and internationally. Chemtura Corporation was
founded in 1900 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. Reports $546M Liability at Dec. 31
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Crane Co. has reported an aggregate asbestos liability of $546
million for pending claims and future claims projected to be filed
against the Company through December 31, 2021, 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, "As of December 31, 2015, we had an aggregate
asbestos liability of $546 million for pending claims and future
claims projected to be filed against us through December 31, 2021.
Estimation of our exposure for asbestos-related claims is subject
to significant uncertainties, as there are multiple variables that
can affect the timing, severity and quantity of claims and the
manner of their resolution. We have retained the firm of Hamilton,
Rabinovitz & Associates, Inc. ("HR&A"), a nationally recognized
expert in the field, to assist management in estimating our
asbestos liability in the tort system. HR&A reviews information
provided by us concerning claims filed, settled and dismissed,
amounts paid in settlements and relevant claim information such as
the nature of the asbestos-related disease asserted by the
claimant, the jurisdiction where filed and the time lag from
filing to disposition of the claim. The methodology used by HR&A
to project future asbestos costs is based largely on our
experience during a base reference period of eleven quarterly
periods (consisting of the two full preceding calendar years and
three additional quarterly periods to the estimate date) for
claims filed, settled and dismissed. Our experience is then
compared to estimates of the number of individuals likely to
develop asbestos-related diseases determined based on widely used
previously conducted epidemiological studies augmented with
current data inputs. Using that information, HR&A estimates the
number of future claims that would be filed against us through our
forecast period and estimates the aggregate settlement or
indemnity costs that would be incurred to resolve both pending and
future claims based upon the average settlement costs by disease
during the reference period. Our liability estimate is augmented
for the estimated cost of defending asbestos claims in the tort
system. The most significant factors affecting the liability
estimate are (1) the number of new mesothelioma claims filed
against us, (2) the average settlement costs for mesothelioma
claims, (3) the percentage of mesothelioma claims dismissed
against us and (4) the aggregate defense costs incurred by us.
These factors are interdependent, and no one factor predominates
in determining the liability estimate."

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in
the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe,
and internationally. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in
Stamford, Connecticut.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Has $129M Insurance Recovery at Dec. 31
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Crane Co. reports an estimate of probable insurance recoveries for
its asbestos liabilities at $129 million, according to the
Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company states "In conjunction with developing the aggregate
liability estimate, we also developed an estimate of probable
insurance recoveries for our asbestos liabilities. As of December
31, 2015, we had an aggregate asbestos receivable of $129 million.
In developing this estimate, we considered our coverage-in-place
and other settlement agreements, as well as a number of additional
factors. These additional factors include the financial viability
of the insurance companies, the method by which losses will be
allocated to the various insurance policies and the years covered
by those policies, how settlement and defense costs will be
covered by the insurance policies and interpretation of the effect
on coverage of various policy terms and limits and their
interrelationships."

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in
the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe,
and internationally. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in
Stamford, Connecticut.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. Faces 41,090 Claims at Dec. 31
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Crane Co. faces 41,090 pending claims alleging injury or death as
a result of exposure to asbestos, according to the Company's Form
10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

As of December 31, 2015, the Company was a defendant in cases
filed in numerous state and federal courts alleging injury or
death as a result of exposure to asbestos.

Of the 41,090 pending claims as of December 31, 2015,
approximately 18,500 claims were pending in New York,
approximately 5,000 claims were pending in Texas, approximately
5,100 claims were pending in Mississippi, and approximately 200
claims were pending in Ohio, all jurisdictions in which
legislation or judicial orders restrict the types of claims that
can proceed to trial on the merits.

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in
the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe,
and internationally. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in
Stamford, Connecticut.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: TransRe Settles Asbestos Liabilities for $400MM
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TransRe made a settlement payment of $400 million in 2015 to
terminate certain liabilities and obligations which eliminated the
vast majority of its asbestos-related illness and environmental
impairment loss and LAE reserves, according to the Alleghany
Corporation's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company states "Our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries'
reserves for loss and LAE include amounts for risks relating to
asbestos-related illness and environmental impairment. The
reserves carried for such claims, including the IBNR portion, are
based upon known facts and current law at the respective balance
sheet dates. However, significant uncertainty exists in
determining the amount of ultimate liability for asbestos-related
illness and environmental impairment losses, particularly for
those occurring in 1985 and prior, which prior to the Commutation
Agreement, as defined below, represented the majority of TransRe's
asbestos-related illness and environmental impairment reserves.
This uncertainty is due to inconsistent and changing court
resolutions and judicial interpretations with respect to
underlying policy intent and coverage and uncertainties as to the
allocation of responsibility for resultant damages, among other
reasons. Further, possible future changes in statutes, laws,
regulations, theories of liability and other factors could have a
material effect on these liabilities and, accordingly, future
earnings. Although we are unable at this time to determine whether
additional reserves, which could have a material adverse effect
upon our results of operations, may be necessary in the future, we
believe that our asbestos-related illness and environmental
impairment reserves are adequate as of December 31, 2015.

On November 30, 2015, TransRe entered into a commutation and
release agreement with AIG Property Casualty, Inc., National
Indemnity Company and Resolute Management, Inc. with respect to
certain reinsurance contracts, or the "Commutation Agreement,"
including contracts covering asbestos-related illness and
environmental impairment liabilities for 1986 and prior years, or
the "Commuted A&E Liabilities." Pursuant to the Commutation
Agreement, TransRe made a settlement payment of $400.0 million in
2015 to terminate certain liabilities and obligations, including
for the Commuted A&E Liabilities, which eliminated the vast
majority of its asbestos-related illness and environmental
impairment loss and LAE reserves. As a result of the Commutation
Agreement, TransRe incurred $38.2 million ($24.8 million after-
tax) of unfavorable prior accident year development in the fourth
quarter of 2015."

Alleghany Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in
property and casualty reinsurance and insurance businesses in the
United States and internationally. Alleghany Corporation was
founded in 1929 and is based in New York, New York.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Rogers Continues to Defend 488 Cases at Dec. 31
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Rogers Corporation continues to defend itself against 488
asbestos-related product liability cases, according to the 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 were a defendant in 488 asbestos-related
product liability cases as of December 31, 2015, compared to 440
cases as of December 31, 2014, with the change reflecting new
cases, dismissals, settlements and other dispositions. We have
never mined, milled, manufactured or marketed asbestos; rather, we
made and provided to industrial users a limited number of products
that contained encapsulated asbestos, but we stopped manufacturing
these products in the late 1980s. In virtually all of the cases
against us, the plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages above a
jurisdictional minimum against multiple defendants who may have
manufactured, sold or used asbestos-containing products to which
the plaintiffs were allegedly exposed and from which they
purportedly suffered injury. Most of these cases are being
litigated in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Mississippi, however we
are also defending cases in other states. We intend to vigorously
defend these cases, primarily on the basis of the plaintiffs'
inability to establish compensable loss as a result of exposure to
our products. As of December 31, 2015, the estimated liability and
estimated insurance recovery for the ten-year period through 2025
were $56.6 million and $53.4 million, respectively.

"The defense and settlement costs of our asbestos-related product
liability litigation to date have been substantially covered by
insurance, and we have recorded a $3.2 million accrual for the
amount by which estimated asbestos-related expenses exceed
asbestos-related insurance coverage over a 10-year projection
period."

Rogers Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells
engineered materials and components worldwide. Rogers Corporation
was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Rogers, Connecticut.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Tenneco Inc. Faces 500 Suits at Dec. 31
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Tenneco Inc. continues to face a docket of less than 500 active
and inactive asbestos-related cases, majority of which are alleged
exposure to asbestos in its automotive products, according to the
Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company states "In addition, for many years we have been and
continue to be subject to lawsuits initiated by claimants alleging
health problems as a result of exposure to asbestos. Our current
docket of active and inactive cases is less than 500 cases
nationwide. A small number of claims have been asserted against
one of our subsidiaries by railroad workers alleging exposure to
asbestos products in railroad cars. The substantial majority of
the remaining claims are related to alleged exposure to asbestos
in our automotive products although a significant number of those
claims appear also to involve occupational exposures sustained in
industries other than automotive. We believe, based on scientific
and other evidence, it is unlikely that claimants were exposed to
asbestos by our former products and that, in any event, they would
not be at increased risk of asbestos-related disease based on
their work with these products. Further, many of these cases
involve numerous defendants, with the number in some cases
exceeding 100 defendants from a variety of industries.
Additionally, the plaintiffs either do not specify any, or specify
the jurisdictional minimum, dollar amount for damages. As major
asbestos manufacturers and/or users continue to go out of business
or file for bankruptcy, we may experience an increased number of
these claims. We vigorously defend ourselves against these claims
as part of our ordinary course of business. In future periods, we
could be subject to cash costs or charges to earnings if any of
these matters are resolved unfavorably to us. To date, with
respect to claims that have proceeded sufficiently through the
judicial process, we have regularly achieved favorable
resolutions. Accordingly, we presently believe that these
asbestos-related claims will not have a material adverse impact on
our future consolidated financial position, results of operations
or liquidity."

Tenneco Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells clean air and ride
performance products and systems for light vehicle, commercial
truck, off-highway, and other vehicle applications worldwide.
Tenneco Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Lake
Forest, Illinois.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: MRC Global Faces 475 PI Suits at Dec. 31
---------------------------------------------------------
MRC Global Inc. faces an approximate of 475 personal injury
lawsuits involving approximately 1,099 claims caused by an alleged
exposure to asbestos, according to the Company's Form
10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company states "We are one of many defendants in lawsuits that
plaintiffs have brought seeking damages for personal injuries that
exposure to asbestos allegedly caused. Plaintiffs and their family
members have brought these lawsuits against a large volume of
defendant entities as a result of the various defendants'
manufacture, distribution, supply or other involvement with
asbestos, asbestos-containing products or equipment or activities
that allegedly caused plaintiffs to be exposed to asbestos. These
plaintiffs typically assert exposure to asbestos as a consequence
of third-party manufactured products that the Company's
subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., purportedly distributed. As of
December 31, 2015, we are a named defendant in approximately 475
lawsuits involving approximately 1,099 claims.  No asbestos
lawsuit has resulted in a judgment against us to date, with the
majority being settled, dismissed or otherwise resolved.
Applicable third-party insurance has substantially covered these
claims, and insurance should continue to cover a substantial
majority of existing and anticipated future claims. Accordingly,
we have recorded a liability for our estimate of the most likely
settlement of asserted claims and a related receivable from
insurers for our estimated recovery, to the extent we believe that
the amounts of recovery are probable."

MRC Global Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes pipes,
valves, fittings, and related products and services to the energy
industry in the United States, Canada, and internationally. MRC
Global Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Houston,
Texas.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Eaton Corp. Remains Subject of Claims at Dec. 31
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Eaton Corporation plc remains to be a subject of asbestos claims
from historic products which may have contained asbestos,
according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2015.

Eaton is subject to a broad range of claims, administrative and
legal proceedings such as lawsuits that relate to contractual
allegations, tax audits, patent infringement, personal injuries,
antitrust matters, and employment-related matters. Eaton is also
subject to asbestos claims from historic products which may have
contained asbestos. Historically, significant insurance coverage
has been available to cover costs associated with these claims.
Although it is not possible to predict with certainty the outcome
or cost of these matters, the Company believes they will not have
a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial
statements.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: BWX Units Continue to Contribute to PI Trust
-------------------------------------------------------------
BWX Technologies Inc. and its subsidiaries continue to contribute
insurance rights to the Company's asbestos personal injury trust,
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 "Upon the February 22, 2006 effectiveness of
the settlement relating to the Chapter 11 proceedings involving
several of our subsidiaries, most of our subsidiaries contributed
substantial insurance rights to the asbestos personal injury
trust, including rights to (1) certain pre-1979 primary and excess
insurance coverages and (2) certain of our 1979-1986 excess
insurance coverage. These insurance rights provided coverage for,
among other things, asbestos and other personal injury claims,
subject to the terms and conditions of the policies. The
contribution of these insurance rights was made in exchange for
the agreement on the part of the representatives of the asbestos
claimants, including the representative of future claimants, to
the entry of a permanent injunction, pursuant to Section 524(g) of
the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, to channel to the asbestos trust all
asbestos-related general liability claims against our subsidiaries
and former subsidiaries arising out of, resulting from or
attributable to their operations, and the implementation of
related releases and indemnification provisions protecting those
subsidiaries and their affiliates from future liability for such
claims. Although we are not aware of any significant, unresolved
claims against our subsidiaries and former subsidiaries that are
not subject to the channeling injunction and that relate to the
periods during which such excess insurance coverage related, with
the contribution of these insurance rights to the asbestos
personal injury trust, it is possible that we could have
underinsured or uninsured exposure for non-derivative asbestos
claims or other personal injury or other claims that would have
been insured under these coverages had the insurance rights not
been contributed to the asbestos personal injury trust. In
conjunction with the spin-off of our former Power Generation
business, claims and liabilities associated with these asbestos
personal injury, property damage and indirect property damage
claims have been expressly assumed by BWE pursuant to the master
separation agreement between us and BWE."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: School Told Not to Tell Parents of Asbestos
------------------------------------------------------------
Katie Clark, writing for Daily Echo, reported that news of
Parkfield School's move to Bournemouth Airport being delayed to
2017 may only have reached parents in the past few days.

But the school has known about the extent of the asbestos problems
for months, the Daily Echo and BBC can reveal.

Parkfield opened as a free school in 2013, under the flagship
policy of former education secretary Michael Gove.

Minutes from the school's finance and audit committee in January
state the whole school would not be in the building until Easter
2017.

Under the title 'Premises Update', the minutes state: "Proposals
have been put forward to the school with regards to some minor
temporary accommodation (for around three weeks), and the EFA have
set aside contingency for any temporary accommodation required.

"The whole school should be in the building by Easter 2017."

It said the contractors were trying to "expedite timelines".

Prior to this, a meeting of the same committee in October 2015,
heard further funds were needed from the EFA due to more asbestos
being found than surveys had previously revealed.

An email in May 2015 between the head teacher and EFA project
director also reveals an attempt to conceal the discovery of
further asbestos from parents.

The email from the unnamed EFA project director, quoting part of a
newsletter to parents, said: "My understanding of our last
discussion on this was that you would not mention asbestos to
parents.

"As we discussed the general public do not understand the
management of asbestos ie that it is usually safe unless
disturbed."

Mr Conaghan replied: "The asbestos at the site was already in the
public domain as it had been reported on several years ago by the
Bournemouth Echo (and is still accessible on the internet)."

The project director replied: "The description of asbestos as
'dangerous' is I suggest likely to give cause for concern."

Asbestos works have recently been completed, the Department for
Education, said, with surveys carried out prior to the purchase of
the site.

They added: "However, as with all surveys it is not always
possible to identify all matters until construction works start."

When asked if parents had been told about the extent of the
asbestos issues, they said: "We take asbestos in schools very
seriously and comply with all good practice arrangements and will
provide a fully safe environment for teaching and learning in the
new facilities."

They declined to comment directly on the controversial email
exchange, but parents have stated they were unaware of the extent
of the problem.

The DfE also refused to say how much the works will cost, but said
figures would be available once construction is complete.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Centre City Agrees to Remove Armory Asbestos
-------------------------------------------------------------
Cherokee County Herald reported that the Centre City Council has
agreed to spend $40,000 for removal of asbestos from the Armory
which is now undergoing renovation.

Wilkie updated the council on the renovation during the June 28
meeting of the council. In a previous meeting, City Building
Inspector Mark Welsh said that asbestos removal was required.

"I went by there," said Wilkie. "We did the study to determine the
asbestos in the building, It was determined it was in the roof,
some in the window and in the caulking around the windows. Mark
Welsh (city building inspector) got that taken care of. The cost
to remove the asbestos was around $40,000. We had to get a changed
work order on that."

Wilkie reminded the council that the starting amount for the
renovation, under the loan agreement was $515,000.

"The bid came in way less than that and even at that and $40,000
back, it was $501,000 so we are still low, said Wilkie. "I asked
Mark if there is anything else he sees that can come up at this
point and time and he doesn't foresee anything. We hope there is
not going to be anything coming up, but we had to do a change
order to get that removed."

The council approved the $40,000 for asbestos removal.

Wilkie noted that the project has slowed somewhat in recent weeks
with the passing of the architect's wife and other matters.
"We are back on track!" said Wilkie.

Wilkie was pleased to report that the walking track around Ed
Yarbrough Recreation Park has been paved, a project which the city
has sought for some time. Other than some minor fill in and dirt
work, that project should be complete, he said.

"Everybody have a good Fourth, be safe and enjoy it," said Wilkie.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Queensland Teacher Developed Asbestos Cancer
-------------------------------------------------------------
Jamie McKinnell, writing for News.com.au, reported that the case
of a former Queensland science teacher who was diagnosed with
cancer after working with equipment made from asbestos is not
isolated, his lawyers say.

The 69-year-old, who has requested not to be named, taught in a
Toowoomba school for over a decade in the 1970s and 80s.

He said he spent each day "inadvertently breathing in the ticking
time bomb" because Bunsen burner safety mats, which were made from
asbestos, were slowly disintegrating as they were moved around the
classrooms.

He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March this year.

"Prior to my diagnosis I was very fit and healthy," the father of
two and grandfather of four said.

"It came as a huge shock to me and my family to be told I had
asbestos cancer after over 35 years as a teacher."

The man also taught on a relief basis in Sunshine Coast schools,
where he worked around more equipment made from asbestos.

His claim was settled in May by Slater and Gordon's Martin
Rogalski, who said the circumstances were not isolated.

"Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can take a
number of years to develop, which means people who were exposed
30-50 years ago still might not have any major symptoms," he said.

The man said during his career, his schools had no idea
mesothelioma was associated with the use of asbestos.

Mr Rogalski said he had seen a number of clients who were first
exposed to asbestos in classrooms, hospitals and offices.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: South Georgia Man Loses $4MM Award
---------------------------------------------------
The Associated Press reported that Georgia's highest court has
reversed a lower court decision, meaning a man who said his cancer
was caused by exposure to asbestos has lost a Ware County jury
award of more than $4 million.

The unanimous decision was announced. It reversed a Georgia Court
of Appeals decision, and found that an expert's testimony that the
man's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure while working at a
textile company's mill in Waycross should have been excluded by
the trial court.

In a summary of the case, the court said Roy Knight in 2009 was
diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a cancer most commonly
caused by inhaling airborne asbestos fibers.

Knight and his wife had sued Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. Knight had
worked at its Waycross mill, doing sheet metal work in the late
1960s and early 1970s.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Widow Pleads Help to Secure Justice for Husband
----------------------------------------------------------------
Braintree & Witham Times reported that a widow from Grays who
battled for years against industrial air pollution in Essex is
asking for help getting justice for her husband who contracted
asbestos cancer at work.

Sheena Nelson, who lives on London Road, has campaigned for more
than 20 years against chemical omissions from nearby detergent
factories.

In a cruelly ironic twist of fate, her husband Reginald Nelson
died just before Christmas last year from mesothelioma, the fatal
cancer caused by poisonous asbestos dust.

It is likely that Reg, who lived and worked in Grays his whole
adult life, was exposed to the dust while working as a carpenter
for the construction and engineering firm SC Sanders.

The firm, which closed in 2006, was located on the London Road for
more than 50 years.

Mrs Nelson said that Reg and other workers at the firm knew they
were dealing with materials containing asbestos in the workshop
but didn't confront their employers at the time.

"When Reg said how concerned he was 10 years ago, I told him not
to worry, any health problems would have shown up years ago," Mrs
Nelson said.

"How wrong I was. This type of cancer takes years to develop and
came back to destroy him in his retirement.

"All he'd ever done was to work hard in a job he loved," she said.
"He was the love of my life.

"We were married for nearly 35 years. Three months after the
cancer was diagnosed, he was gone."

Mr Nelson worked at SC Sanders between 1953 and 1978, mainly
repairing woodwork in the workshop. Brian Gibbons and Ron Brown
were two colleagues.

Now law firm Fieldfisher is looking for witnesses who may also
have worked at Sanders who could provide information on working
conditions that could help achieve a settlement for Mrs Nelson
from the firm's former insurers.

"Just before he died, I told him how sorry I was I hadn't listened
to his worries.

His last words to me were, 'it doesn't matter, love'. But it does.

"He was a gentle, decent man taken away so unkindly," she added.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Widows Battles Legal Action Against ACC
--------------------------------------------------------
Shannon Gillies, writing for Otago Daily Times, reported that an
Oamaru woman who said she watched her husband die of an asbestos-
related illness is supporting another widow who is battling to get
recognition of the pain she and her husband went through as he
slowly died from oesophageal cancer.

Francie Rangi's husband, James, a former employee of the old
Oamaru Hospital, died from metastatic small cell lung cancer
(liver and bone) in 1997 aged 50.

Mrs Rangi contacted the ODT to say she fully supported Lois
Gilchrist, of Oamaru, who was taking legal action against ACC to
get it to accept that her partner Rodney Gilchrist's cancer was
linked to the asbestos he was exposed to during 21 years working
at the hospital and later as the caretaker on site when the
facility was undergoing demolition.

Mrs Rangi's husband worked in the Oamaru Hospital's boiler house
as a boilerman for 20 years.

"He got sick in 1995 and went through lots of diagnoses until
finally in 1996 it was proven to be asbestosis," she said.

She tried to get compensation from the Southern District Health
Board, but dropped the case when she was advised she might not
win.

She said she wanted to offer Mrs Gilchrist support in what she
believed would be a long and arduous journey.

Her own fight was "mind-boggling" at the time and she had only got
through it with the support of family and her lawyer.

"Without the help of my family I don't think I could have done it.
I didn't know where to start.

"It took me about a year to get myself around most things. I had a
good lawyer that helped me.

"It's all coming back and now giving support to Lois and going
through documents together, brings back a load of memories and we
have a cry together."

She was working on creating a list of people who worked at the
hospital and recently died to find out if their deaths could be
linked to asbestos exposure.

"It's a killer. I'm wondering how many other wives are out there
who have lost their husbands to an [asbestos]-related disease."

She produced a letter dated 1997 from the then Department of
Labour to Serco Health, that said during an investigation into a
serious harm accident, loose asbestos was noted in the boiler
house.

The letter's author said a lack of action over several years
placed staff at risk and might have caused Mr Rangi's illness.

When contacted, Serco Health was unable to comment immediately.
The Southern District Health Board said it would respond within 20
working days.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Isle of Man Union Calls for Easier Payouts
-----------------------------------------------------------
Ellan Vannin, writing for BBC News, reported that a Manx union
wants a change in the law to make it easier for asbestos-related
cancer patients to claim compensation.

A spokesman from Unite said it was easier to get a pay-out in the
England because of technical legal reasons.

It follows the case of a family from Douglas who fought for three
years on behalf of Peter Quirk.

The 74-year-old died in 2014 after contracting mesothelioma due to
being exposed to asbestos while working for Heron & Brearley.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer which affects the lungs and
abdomen.

Unite's regional officer Eric Holmes said: "Hospital figures show
[asbestos] has caused the death of eight people on the island in
the past five years.

"We think [compensation] schemes which apply in the UK should also
apply in the Isle of Man.

"Mr Quirk is the only Unite union member on the island who has
ever successfully claimed."

Kevin Quirk said he had been determined to continue his father's
campaign after his death.

"At the time my dad's company was called Okell's Brewery -- I take
my hat off to Heron & Brearley for admitting liability because
when dad came into contact with asbestos, no-one had a clue about
how lethal it was.

"Nowadays a worker would have to wear breathing equipment and
protective clothing but this it was about 40 or 50 years ago -- my
dad had to clean out a boiler lined with three different types of
the substance.

"It's nice to know that something he started has now had a
successful outcome because this is not a pleasant disease at all -
- it restricts your breathing and it crushes your lungs."

An undisclosed settlement was made out of court.

Heron & Brearley said: "We respect both the insurer's decision and
the Quirk family's privacy and therefore have no further comment
to make."

Chris Brooks from Manx law firm M&P Legal said there are a number
of reasons why it is harder to bring a claim against a former
employer in the Isle of Man than in England.

He added: "The process here is longer and it is not as easy to
guarantee a successful outcome -- if you have a very complicated
case then you may not be able to recover anything."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Citizens Concerned Over Asbestos in Braughning
---------------------------------------------------------------
Hertfordshire Mercury reported that concerns have been raised over
asbestos on a path.

Bridleway 14 in Braughing had the hazardous material buried under
the surface in the 1970s.

However, over the years, it has risen, and there are now fears it
poses a health risk.

One member of the public, who did not want to be named, said: "The
path used to be used for horses, and they closed it off in the
end, but people can still walk down it.

"There are airborne fibres, and in some cases, that is when they
are the most lethal.

"I took a walk one day, and the amount of asbestos is
unbelievable. It is a serious health issue.

"It was put there many years ago, and all came to the surface.
It's really bad."

The overgrown bridleway, which is near Pentlow Hill, has a gate
either end -- but the resident is concerned people can still
access it.

"People are aware," he said.

"People will still use it, because you can get to it from gardens.

"The problem with asbestos is it's airborne, particles can travel
for hundreds of metres.

"The council told us what was happening, many months ago."

Hertfordshire County Council has been to the site to examine the
asbestos.

The Mercury understands it will remove the material in due course
-- but this is taking a while.

Parish councillor Graham Frary told the Mercury: "Some asbestos
was put on path by a farmer, probably in the 1970s, when that sort
of thing was perfectly legal, and it's been there ever since.

"It was originally buried, but over time it has come to the
surface.

"It has been reported to highways at the county council, and they
examined it and came to the conclusion that it was a potential
hazard.

"As a precaution, they said they wanted to remove it.

"They tried to remove it from the surface, but found it was more
extensive than they thought.

"The only solution will be to excavate the whole pathway. It's
going to take a while."

A Hertfordshire County Council spokesman said: "Hertfordshire
County Council's Rights of Way Service is in the process of
gathering quotes for the capping of the historic asbestos on
Braughing bridleway 14, which involves both construction
regulations and an Environment Agency consultation, so hopefully
this work can be completed in the next few months.

"We will ensure that the asbestos is dealt with safely and will
pose no risk to the public."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Drop in 2015 Asbestos Claims Costs Not a Trend
---------------------------------------------------------------
Rob Lenihan, writing for Business Insurance, reported that the
dollar amount per claim of asbestos-related liabilities for
companies fell 35% in 2015, after nearly doubling four years
earlier, according to a report by National Economic Research
Associates Inc.

However, the Washington-based economic consultancy's annual review
of Securities and Exchange Commission filings, released in May,
also found that the number of claims resolved and the average
dismissal rates rose, while the number of claims pending declined.

In contrast, resolution values rose roughly 75% in 2011 and
remained steady for the next three years.

Lucy Allen, senior vice president and mass torts & product
liability practice chair at NERA and a co-author of the report,
said it was difficult to determine the cause for the striking drop
in the dollar amount.

"It may be the sign of a new trend, which would be good for the
defendants in that the dollars are going down" she said, "Or it
could be that they're just clearing out claims that have been
sitting there. It looks like a pretty dramatic change, but what's
driving it, we're not sure."

The firm has been tracking asbestos filings for 15 years, and Ms.
Allen said researchers have not seen such a substantial decline in
so-called dollars per claim.

The report said that the trend points to a period of relative
stability in asbestos litigation, with filings, total indemnity
spending and reserves remaining steady. Yet there is some
uncertainty about future valuations.

If the drop in average dollars is related to the resolution of
older claims, the report said, it may not project a future trend
in values for recently filed claims.

"Whether the lower average values observed in 2015 will apply to
the more recent filings going forward is not known," the report
said.

Total indemnity payments fell 15% but remained within the
historical range.

The report attributed a significant decline in filings between
2004 and 2007 to a reduction in nonmalignant cases. So, the
current filing activity likely represents malignant disease
claims, such as mesothelioma and lung and other cancers, along
with some remaining nonmalignant claims.

Though the disease mix is not known, the flat trend in filings
since 2007 mirrors stable estimates in the annual incidence of
mesothelioma over this period as reported by the National Cancer
Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program,
which provides information on cancer incidence and survival in the
United States.

The NERA study analyzed data from more than 150 asbestos
defendant's SEC filings from 2001 to 2015.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Shipwright Dies After Exposured to Asbestos
------------------------------------------------------------
Gloucestershire Live reported that a retired shipwright who was
exposed to asbestos during his 40-year career died from an
industrial disease, a coroner has ruled.

Wynston Armstrong, 86, of Hill Crest, Berkeley worked for
shipbuilders John Harker Ltd at Sharpness Docks off-and-on from
1946 until he retired in 1986, Gloucestershire Coroner's Court
heard.

In a statement written when he knew he was terminally ill he said:
"I commenced an apprenticeship with the firm and worked for them
intermittently until I retired.

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"I was responsible for maintaining wooden sections of vessels,
cutting asbestos sheets to size.

"When asbestos lagging was removed I was exposed to the dust and
my overalls would be covered in asbestos.

"There were no precautions and I also worked in underground
tunnels where I was also exposed to asbestos."

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Assistant coroner Caroline Saunders said: "Mr Armstrong began
having breathing problems in 2013 and went to see his GP.

He was admitted to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for 10 days and
then Bristol Royal Infirmary.

"He was diagnosed with mesothelioma," she added.

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer of the lung for which the only
known cause is asbestos exposure.

A consultant at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital said that a chest
X-Ray showed signs of exposure to asbestos and a CT scan revealed
a malignant tumour in the lungs and bronchial pneumonia.

Mr Armstrong died at his home on January 26 and the assistant
coroner concluded that death was due to an industrial disease


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos-Related to Most Common Kidney Cancer
--------------------------------------------------------------
Tim Povtak, writing for Asbestos.com, reported that exposure to
asbestos may lead to renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of
kidney cancer, an Italian study shows.

The link to kidney cancer adds to the horrific history of
asbestos, a substance definitively recognized as a cause of
mesothelioma, lung cancer and a variety of other respiratory
illnesses.

In the past, a handful of other cancers were inconclusively linked
to asbestos exposure. However, the research team at the University
of Pavia in Italy made its case for asbestos as a probable cause
of renal cell carcinoma.

"The findings did surprise me. It was something I had not
suspected before," Stefano Candura, Pavia professor and lead
author of the study, told Asbestos.com. "This was a case report on
a controversial issue. It may imply that asbestos is a multitarget
carcinogen."

Asbestos Causes Both Malignancies

Scientific journal La Medicina del Lavoro published the study
earlier this year.

The case involved a 76-year-old man with seven years of
occupational exposure in a factory, where his duties included
cutting asbestos cement panels with an electric saw.

Doctors diagnosed him with kidney cancer and removed the diseased
organ. Fourteen months later, he died of peritoneal mesothelioma,
a cancer which begins in the lining of the abdomen.

It is a rare, aggressive cancer, and the second most common form
of mesothelioma. Peritoneal mesothelioma is diagnosed in fewer
than 500 people annually in the U.S.

"Asbestos might be involved in the causation of both
malignancies," Candura wrote in the study. "A causal role of
occupational asbestos exposure in the genesis of kidney cancer is
supported by several case-control and cohort studies."

The Italian study marks the second time scientific literature
includes a reported case associating kidney cancer and peritoneal
mesothelioma. It's a rare combination. A Japanese study first
noted the relationship in 2007.

Although it is not unusual for peritoneal mesothelioma to
metastasize and invade abdominal organs, the study shows there was
no evidence of metastasis involving the diseased kidney.

Asbestos Exposure Is Not a Well-Known Risk Factor

Obesity, smoking and genetic predisposition are typical risk
factor for kidney cancers.

Some studies have included an association with exposure to several
industrial chemicals. Asbestos is mentioned by some
epidemiologists.

Many previous patient autopsies have shown the presence of
asbestos fibers in the urinary tracts. The kidneys of patients
heavily exposed to asbestos contained large amounts of the
mineral's fibers.

"It is conceivable that the two malignancies share some etiologic
factors," the authors of the Italian study wrote. "Asbestos is the
most likely candidate. While the role of this agent in the
causation of mesothelioma is well established, evidence for a
carcinogenic effect on the kidney is conflicting."

Candura also believes the asbestos and renal carcinoma link could
have legal implications with occupational-related compensation
claims and life expectancy predictions.

"There should be greater awareness that peritoneal mesothelioma
and renal carcinoma may occur concurrently," the authors wrote.
"The presence of MM [malignant mesothelioma] may in fact prevent
accurate recognition of the concomitant kidney neoplasm, and vice
versa."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Newport Man Warns Other of Asbestos Exposure
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South Wales Argus reported that Keith Gardner's health is being
destroyed by a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos -- and he
wants to warn others of the dangers.

Diagnosed late last year with incurable mesothelioma -- also known
as asbestosis -- the 66-year-old from Newport cannot now cope with
the slightest incline without suffering severe breathlessness.

A carpenter and joiner by trade, he hoped to work until he was 70,
but now finds the simplest tasks difficult.

He is speaking about the disease and how it affects him to mark
the charity Mesothelioma UK's Action Mesothelioma Day.

"Lots of people worked with asbestos before its problems and
dangers came to light," said Mr Gardner, who lives in the city's
Shaftesbury area and until last December had worked for almost 50
years, either for firms or self-employed.

"I didn't work with asbestos all the time, but back then we didn't
get goggles, masks and gloves. We'd cut it, or rip it up with our
hands.

"I think a lot more will come to light about asbestos, and a lot
more people will pay the price of being exposed to it.

"It's still there in lots of buildings, and people must be made
more aware of how dangerous it can be."

After noticing severe breathlessness on holiday in Devon last
year, Mr Gardner saw his GP and subsequently underwent x-rays,
tests and biopsies in hospital.

He had several litres of fluid drained from his lung cavity and,
after being diagnosed, underwent four courses of chemotherapy.

"It hasn't got any worse, but I'm still very restricted in what I
can do. I can walk on the flat a little bit, but hills are
impossible," he said.

Mesothelioma often does not develop until decades after exposure
to asbestos.

South Wales law firm Hugh James acts for many victims, helping
secure financial support for families. It has pledged รบ5,000 to
Mesothelioma UK to support a programme to fund a specialist cancer
nurse in Wales.

It also sponsors an event in Swansea, raising awareness of
asbestos dangers, run by Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru.

Richard Green, specialist asbestos solicitor at Hugh James, sees
first hand "the devastating impact the disease has not only on the
victims but their families, who face the dreadful prospect of
losing a loved one."

"Mesothelioma remains an incurable disease at present and it is
important we highlight this, and support those who suffer from the
condition as best we can," he said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NY High Court Rules on Joint Duty to Warn
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Insurance Journal reported that New York's highest court has
upheld court judgments against a steam valve manufacturer, citing
its failure to warn of the dangers of using its valves with
gaskets and packing that contain asbestos.

The Court of Appeals rejected Crane Co.'s argument that it isn't
responsible for warning about the dangers of other companies'
asbestos products.

Widows of a former Navy boiler technician and an ex-pipefitter at
a General Motors plant who died from asbestos-related cancer after
years of exposure changing gaskets and packing won jury awards of
$8 million and $3 million.

The court said the duty to warn applies to the "known and
foreseeable joint use of its product and another product that is
necessary to allow the manufacturer's product to work as
intended."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calls to Remove Asbestos from Schools Intensify
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Eleanor Busby, writing for TES.com, reported that Sue Stephens, a
primary teacher for three decades, has died of mesothelioma
Calls for the government to remove asbestos from all schools and
colleges have been stepped up following the death of a teacher.

Sue Stephens, who was a primary school teacher in Buckinghamshire
for almost 30 years, died of the asbestos-related cancer
mesothelioma.

Her daughter, Lucie Stephens, has launched a petition calling for
the phased removal of asbestos from schools by 2028, which has
already received thousands of signatures.

On Action Mesothelioma Day 2016, the Joint Union Asbestos
Committee (JUAC) is asking the government to prioritise the
removal of asbestos from all schools and colleges.

A life cut short

Kevin Courtney, acting general secretary of the NUT teaching
union, said: "Yet another teacher's life has been tragically cut
short by this dreadful, and entirely preventable, disease.

"Nothing can be done to put right past asbestos exposure, but we
must do more to protect future generations of schoolchildren and
staff.

"The government must now set out a long-term strategy for the
phased removal of asbestos from all schools."

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL teaching union,
said: "It's scandalous that every year teachers and support staff
are dying from asbestos related illnesses because they have been
exposed to asbestos in school.

"The government must listen and start a phased removal of all
asbestos in schools so that no more children or teachers are
exposed to asbestos and risk dying from this entirely preventable
disease."

Buildings boost

A Department for Education spokesperson said: "Nothing is more
important than the health and safety of children and staff in our
schools -- that's why we are investing GBP23 billion in school
buildings by 2021. This will help ensure asbestos is managed
safely and that the amount in school buildings continues to reduce
over time.

"Last year we published a comprehensive review of asbestos in
schools and we are implementing its findings in full -- we are
continuing to work with the Health and Safety Executive and others
on this issue to transform the way in which we collect information
on asbestos to better our understanding."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: US Orders School to Pay $193K to Janitor
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The Associated Press reported that a Detroit-area school district
has been ordered to pay $193,000 to a janitor who said she was
punished when she complained about asbestos.

Theresa Ely said she feels vindicated by the U.S. Occupational
Safety and Health Administration, which ordered back pay and other
compensation.

The government said Ely complained in 2012 about exposure to
asbestos while cleaning floor tiles at Annapolis High School in
Dearborn Heights and suffered layoffs, extra work and a lack of
pay raises. She also was reprimanded after filing complaints with
state and federal regulators.

"No worker should be harassed or punished for reporting unsafe
working conditions," Ken Nishiyama Atha, OSHA's regional
administrator in Chicago, said in a statement.

OSHA said Dearborn Heights District No. 7 feared a loss of
students if Ely's concerns became public.

"I feel very good. ... The money is great, but it's not what I
needed most," Ely told the Detroit Free Press.

If it disagrees with the OSHA finding, the district has 30 days to
seek a hearing with an administrative law judge.

Superintendent John Fazer did not immediately return a call and
email seeking comment. He told the Free Press earlier this year
that he doesn't believe there was any asbestos exposure, although
he wasn't with the district at the time.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Vietnam War Asbestos Exposure Blamed for Death
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Deidre Mussen, writing for Stuff.co.nz, reported that on his death
bed, Phillip Taylor-Meihana cursed his Vietnam War army service
for causing his terminal asbestos-related cancer.

"He said to me, 'This is f...ing bloody Vietnam',"  widow Colleen
Meihana said.

She will plead her husband's case in front of the Waitangi
Tribunal's Military Veterans Inquiry in Canterbury in her last-
ditch bid to get compensation for his death.

Veterans' Affairs refused his death-bed bid for lump sum
compensation, disputing his claims that he was exposed to the
killer fibres in Vietnam when his platoon destroyed asbestos-lined
ammunition bunkers.

"This is for justice for my husband," Meihana said. "He felt he
was cheated with this bloody cancer. He was a fighter and I'm
fighting for him, but everything has come to a big brick wall."

In February last year, the 67-year-old Napier man was diagnosed
with an aggressive form of mesothelioma, a cancer caused by
inhaling asbestos that was attacking his abdominal lining and
organs, and died only 6-1/2 weeks later.

He had given up work six months earlier because of health
problems, but doctors wrongly diagnosed reflux.

The family and his doctors were initially mystified because none
of his past jobs were linked to asbestos exposure, such as
construction, building or working in an asbestos factory.

Taylor-Meihana drove earthmoving trucks in his youth before
joining the army in 1969. He was posted to Vietnam two weeks after
marrying Colleen.

After leaving the army in 1977, he was a Corrections officer in
prisons for 27 years before moving to Australia in 2004 to work in
coal mines.

His Auckland specialist suggested it was "possible" his years
working in Australian mines from 2004 exposed him to asbestos,
despite his family disputing that finding because he drove air-
conditioned trucks there and had no contact with asbestos.

Also, diseases linked to asbestos typically surfaced 30 to 40
years after someone's exposure to it, which fitted with his
Vietnam service.

COMRADE'S EVIDENCE

Finally, his army platoon sergeant, John Mangakahia, seemed to
solve the mystery.

The 79-year-old reminded his dying mate that their platoon, as
part of the 4th RAR/NZ Anzac Battalion, had been ordered to
destroy ammunition bunkers around Australia's military base in Nui
Dat in Vietnam when they withdrew from the area in 1971.

Other Vietnam veterans and friends of Taylor-Meihana investigated
and confirmed that ammunition bunkers were commonly lined with
asbestos for fireproofing.

"The ammunition bunkers were a typical army-type construction,
which I am now aware were asbestos-lined along with the concrete
side walls," Mangakahia wrote in his submission to Veterans'
Affairs to support Taylor-Meihana's compensation claim, which
would be presented to the tribunal in Kaiapoi.

They drilled into the bunkers and blew them up, before army
vehicles crushed down the debris.

"I know that there was a lot of dust and dirt and rubbish flying
in the air," Mangakahia recalled.

He documented details of their actions at Nui Dat in a diary so
can prove their work on the ammunition bunkers, but no-one knew
about asbestos at the time, he said.

Meihana said her husband rarely spoke of Vietnam until his dying
days, and remembered destroying the bunkers once reminded.

"He told me he wore the same dusty overalls for several weeks
while destroying those bunkers. He could have easily inhaled
asbestos."

OFFICIALS CITE LACK OF PROOF

But Veterans' Affairs rejected his claim for a terminal lump sum
payment, saying there was no proof the bunkers contained asbestos.

"Veterans' Affairs has obtained information from Department of
Veterans' Affairs Australia (DVA) that confirms it is very
unlikely that ammunition bunkers contained asbestos, but could not
rule it out entirely," it wrote in its refusal letter.

"Unless Mr Mangakahia can provide evidence to support his
contention about the asbestos claim, Veterans' Affairs can not
place any reliance on this point in his declaration."

Under the Veterans' Support Act 2014, veterans and their families
can claim pensions or compensation for various asbestos-related
diseases, including mesothelioma.

In contrast, ACC accepted Taylor-Meihana's claim after his death
that his terminal illness was from serving in Vietnam.

However, it declined to pay his family lump sum compensation
because it received his claim nine days before death, which was
insufficient time to process it.

Lump sums were granted only if a person's claim was accepted
before death, but it paid accidental death entitlements and some
funeral expenses, an ACC spokeswoman said.

In 2015, ACC granted 93 lump sum payments for asbestos-related
diseases, which averaged $96,000 each.

Meihana feels most aggrieved at Veterans' Affairs for failing to
support her husband's claim years after he "put his body on the
line" for New Zealand.

"They were sent to Vietnam and no-one thought about the
consequences. [Veterans' Affairs] is just turning a blind eye to
everything.

"I think it's very very unfair the way they've treated me.

"My husband died an angry man. Me and my kids know he's not
resting in peace and he won't settle till we get answers.

"That's the type of man he was. He'll be watching us 24/7."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos-Hit High School to Close Permanently
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BBC News reported that a school which shut after asbestos was
found and a removal worker later died, will close permanently.

A council-commissioned report in 2012 found the asbestos posed a
potential health risk at Cwmcarn High School.

Its 900 pupils were taught 12 miles (19km) away at Coleg Gwent's
Ebbw Vale campus, prompting parents' protests.

It re-opened in 2014 but its numbers have halved and governors
said circumstances the school has been "unprecedented".

A pre-inquest hearing was told a cut electric cable was found
where the worker died in 2013.

In a letter to parents, governors said the school would close in
two years.

Gary Thomas, chairman of the governors, said: "Faced with the
halving of the school roll in the last five years, which continues
to fall, combined with the number of learners in the South Islwyn
region also falling and set to fall further, this makes the school
unsustainable."

Closure plans will begin in September.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Madison County Still #1 in Asbestos Filings
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Ann Maher and Jessica Karmasek, writing for Madison-St. Clair
Record, reported that Madison County remains the top jurisdiction
in the country for asbestos cases, according to 2015 and first
quarter data presented at a recent asbestos litigation conference.

By comparison, the second busiest jurisdiction in Baltimore City,
Md. saw about 45 percent fewer cases than Madison County.

Also included in a list of top 18 courts was neighboring St. Louis
which took sixth place, Cook County in eighth and St. Clair County
in 10th.

Filings for 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 show Madison County
with 1,351 cases; Baltimore with 737; St. Louis with 285; Cook
County with 217 and St. Clair County with 115.

Analysis was conducted by KCIC, a consulting firm providing
corporate risk management services to policyholders and their
legal counsel, as well as Bates White, an economic consulting firm
offering analysis and expert testimony services to law firms,
Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Both are based in
Washington, D.C.

Their findings show Edwardsville-based Gori Julian with a second
place ranking nationally in a list of top 20 plaintiff firms,
after the number one national asbestos filer, Baltimore-based
Peter Angelos.

Gori Julian has added offices in St. Louis, New Orleans and Los
Angeles.

The Alton-based Simmons firm, which merged with New York attorneys
to form what is now known as Simmons Hanly Conroy, has offices in
five other locations outside Madison County: St. Louis, Chicago,
New York, San Francisco and El Segundo, Calif.

Simmons, which has been a national leader in asbestos filings, was
fourth place on the list of top 20. Other firms that file in
Madison County that appeared on the list were: Maune Raichle of
St. Louis in seventh place; SWMK of St. Louis in 10th place;
Shrader and Associates in Glen Carbon in 11th place; Flint Law of
Edwardsville in 14th place.

Angelos's firm filed 640 cases in 2015, however, data was not
available for the firm's first quarter filings.

Madison County asbestos filers and filings:

   Gori Julian: 477 in 2015; 70 in first quarter.
   Simmons: 371 in 2015; 72 in first quarter.
   Maune Raichle: 190 in 2015; 56 in first quarter.
   SWMK: 121 in 2015; 27 in first quarter.
   Shrader: 107 in 2015; 13 in first quarter.
   Flint: 77 in 2015; nine in first quarter.

The data was presented at the Perrin Mid-Atlantic asbestos
litigation conference on May 3.

Also presented were the average number of companies targeted in
asbestos filings, with many firms suing a triple-digit number of
defendants.

According to data compiled by KCIC and Bates White, the top
average number of defendants in lawsuits came by way of West
Virginia-based Segal Law, with 283. Firm leader Scott Segal is the
husband of state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis.

The top 20 list included these Madison County filers:

   SWMK: average 112; maximum 263; minimum 13
   Gori Julian: average 118; maximum 252; minimum 22
   Shrader: average 125; maximum 233; minimum 15
   Simmons: average 58; maximum 204; minimum two
   O'Brien (St. Louis): average 107; maximum 193; minimum 44

                         About the data

Elizabeth Hanke, vice president of KCIC, is considered an expert
in insurance allocation modeling. According to her bio, she
specializes in leveraging relational database technology to solve
complex disputes in litigation and settlement.

Hanke said the figures were gathered through KCIC's claims
administration services.

"We have a proprietary online claims management system (Ligado) we
use to serve our clients claim management needs," she said.

"The first step in the process is KCIC accepts service of those
complaints on behalf of our clients. Each day we enter the
complaints served into a database. Fields we enter include filing
date, all defendants named (as they are named on the complaint),
disease, claim alleged, plaintiff firms, jurisdiction and whatever
claimant personal information is included in the complaint --
typically name, address, birthday, etc.

"This information remains in the complaint database, then the data
is pushed out to a client specific database, which notifies each
client's counsel of the new complaint. From that point on, the
client and their counsel continue to use the client-specific
database to manage the claim."

Hanke said the data in KCIC's complaint database is all publicly
available data.

"Because of the number of clients we have, our complaint database
has a very large percent of all asbestos complaints filed in the
U.S.," she noted.

"While we know we do not have all complaints, based on a few
comparisons to known datasets, we estimate we have between 90 and
95 percent of all asbestos filings in the U.S."

Hanke said KCIC's dataset grows each day as it continues to
process complaints and as it gets new clients.

"It's a live dataset, so to speak," she said, adding that it
compiled the statistics at its clients' request.

"As asbestos defendants, they were interested in looking at the
filings data sliced a variety of ways," she explained. "As a
practical matter, they typically focus on just the complaints
where they are named, but reviewing a bigger data set of where the
filings are, who is making them, how many defendants are named,
etc., gives them additional insight into the problem they are
facing."

Plaintiffs' strategy

Nina Caroselli, executive vice president and chief operating
officer of New Hampshire-based RiverStone Resource, said the
system of naming so many defendants is downright puzzling.

"That's really a question for the plaintiffs firms," she said of
the approach. "But I don't understand the strategy myself."

Especially given that some defendants have a dismissal rate as
high as 90 percent, she noted.

Caroselli's RiverStone group manages claims and liabilities for
insurance companies. She presented the KCIC and Bates White
figures at the Perrin conference.

"From my perspective, asbestos litigation is extremely
inefficient," said Caroselli, an attorney with more than 30 years
of experience in the insurance industry and private litigation
practice.

Not to mention costly.

"There are costs associated with litigation for both sides," she
said. "From a defense perspective, there's a cost to retain
counsel, respond to discovery, sometimes participate in
depositions, file motions to dismiss, etc. All of it has a cost."

Then factor in nearly 300 defendants named in a single lawsuit.

"You're not just talking about the attorneys' time, but the filing
fees in various courts, the money paid to experts, court
reporters," Caroselli explained. "All of these costs are incurred
in order to get a defendant dismissed from these cases."

And in the end, naming so many defendants may not be worth it for
plaintiffs, she said.

"I think it can extend the time it takes the matter to get
resolved," Caroselli said.

It also, depending on the jurisdiction, can expose plaintiffs to a
lengthier deposition.

"When you have that many (defendants) named in litigation and all
of them want to be at the plaintiff's deposition to hear what the
plaintiff remembers regarding the product, etc., it can take a lot
of time," she explained.

Caroselli said her group has a number of policyholders that are
defendants in asbestos litigation. But many experience dismissal
rates of 50 to 90 percent, often being dismissed from cases in
which they never should have been named in the first place.

"It really shows how inefficient asbestos litigation is," she
said.

"I'm very interested, and so is my company, in engaging in a
conversation with all those involved to see if there's a different
way to manage these claims."

Caroselli said she has reached out to all sides and is "hopeful"
they will find some common ground.

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Washington, DC 20005

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Edwardsville, IL 62025


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Derbyshire Family In Search for Info on Death
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Rachel Sloper, writing for Derby Telegraph, reported that the
family of a man who died from lung cancer have made a heartfelt
plea for his former colleagues to come forward as witnesses to his
working conditions -- which they believe exposed him to asbestos.

John Foster, known as Jack, who lived in Shardlow for more than 50
years, died aged 87. His family believe his lung cancer was caused
by prolonged exposure to asbestos when working at the former
British Celanese acetate factory in Spondon. His widow, Mavis, and
daughters are now trying to trace his former colleagues in the
hope that they can fill in the blanks about his working
conditions.

Mr Foster, who started as an apprentice at British Celanese in the
1940s, worked for the majority of his working life as a fitter at
the company, which has also been known as Courtaulds, Acordis and,
most recently, Acetate Products Limited.

Hayley Hawkins, a solicitor from Hugh James, said: "With miles and
miles of asbestos-lagged pipes known to have been at the site in
Spondon, we understand that Mr Foster was most likely involved in
the removing and applying of the asbestos lagging and this is when
exposure could have occurred. We are therefore trying to help Mrs
Foster to find former colleagues who may have worked with her
husband in order to understand more about the working conditions
and how he would have been exposed to this deadly material."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Crane Co. To Pay Millions for Asbestos Products
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Rose Bouboushian, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that a valve manufacturer must pay millions for failing to warn
U.S. Navy and General Motors employees that its ship valves'
asbestos-laden gaskets could give them cancer, New York's high
court ruled.

During and after World War II, the Stamford, Conn.-based Crane Co.
sold the U.S. Navy valves for use in high-pressure, high-
temperature steam pipe systems on ships.

Crane packaged the valves with bonnet gaskets consisting of an
asbestos disc sealed by a layer of rubber, and braided asbestos-
based stem packing.

Since those materials eventually needed replacing, Crane marketed
"Cranite," an asbestos-based sheet material used to produce
replacement gaskets and packing, despite noting in its catalogs
issued from 1923 to 1962 that replacements made of other materials
were available.

Indeed, in the 1930s, certain trade associations, some of which
had Crane-employed members, started publicizing the hazards of
exposure to dust from asbestos-based products.

Though Crane says it learned of the link between asbestos exposure
and a type of cancer called mesothelioma in the early 1970s, it
never provided product warnings until at least 1980.

After a former Navy boiler technician, Ronald Dummitt, was
diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in April 2010, he and his wife
Doris sued Crane and 67 other defendants for negligence and strict
products liability in Supreme Court.

Later that year, Gerald Suttner, who worked as a pipefitter amid
Crane valves at General Motors' Tonawanda Engine Plant, filed a
similar New York Supreme Court lawsuit with his wife Joann against
Crane and 37 others, after he was also diagnosed with pleural
mesothelioma.

Suttner's wife added a wrongful death claim after he died the next
year.

A jury ultimately found Crane 99 percent liable in Dummitt's case
and awarded $32 million in damages, but the parties agreed to
reduce the damages to $5.5 million for past damages and $2.5
million for future pain and suffering, which the Appellate
Division affirmed.

The jury in Suttner's case meanwhile found Crane 4 percent liable
and awarded $3 million in damages, and the Supreme Court refused
to set the verdict aside.

The Appellate Division affirmed. Crane appealed both of the
court's rulings, but the New York Court of Appeals affirmed the
lower court's rulings.

"Certainly, Crane's direct distribution and marketing of asbestos-
based products were powerful signs of its intent that these
products be used with its valves," Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam wrote
for the seven-judge panel. "Likewise, Crane's promotion of
asbestos-containing packing and gaskets as suitable for use in
high-temperature, high-pressure systems showed that Crane
endorsed, as a matter of practical necessity, the joint use of its
product and asbestos-laden products that it had promoted."

Crane had a duty to warn Dummitt about the dangers of asbestos
dust, the ruling states.

"Indeed, having recommended such a dangerous use in the valve's
specifications and originally supplied the asbestos-based
components needed to carry out that perilous activity, Crane could
hardly deny that it was readily foreseeable under the
circumstances that Navy employees like Dummitt would install and
replace asbestos-bearing gaskets, packing and insulation on the
valves," Abdus-Salaam wrote.

The judge later added, "Tellingly, too, Crane promoted asbestos-
based gaskets and packing as appropriate for high-pressure, high-
temperature services, but it never suggested to its customers that
other materials could be used to seal its valves in such services.
Based on this evidence, the jurors could only have concluded that
the design and mechanics of Crane's valves prevented the valves
from operating properly without asbestos-bearing components in the
high-pressure, high-temperature steam service for which the Navy
had purchased them."

The court also found "no merit" to Crane's claim that it did not
breach the duty to warn Suttner.

Dummitt's attorney, Seth Dymond with Belluck & Fox in New York,
said the ruling "reaffirms that product manufacturers have a
responsibility to supply products that are safe for their intended
use, and those manufacturers that violate the public's trust will
be held accountable for their actions."

"We are extremely pleased that New York will continue to protect
the rights of innocent product users and their families," Dymond
added.

Suttner's attorney, Dennis Harlow with Lipsitz & Ponterio in New
York, said "The Appellate Division has rejected Crane's primary
argument several times in the past, as have over a dozen New York
trial court judges.

"But it's also a really remarkable document," Harlow added, noting
that it is "almost certainly the most significant New York failure
to warn decision since at least 1998 and it's a case that
litigators and academics will be discussing at length for the
foreseeable future."

Amicus curiae Product Liability Advisory Council's attorney, James
Beck with Reed Smith in Philadelphia, said the group is
"disappointed that the Court of Appeals allowed yet another
extension of the already excessive degree of asbestos-related
liability being allowed under the law."

"There was no proof that the plaintiffs in these cases were ever
exposed to the products of the defendant held liable," Beck added.

Amici curiae CBS Corp. and General Electric spokespersons Kelli
Raftery and David Lurie, respectively, declined to comment on the
ruling.

Crane's attorney, Caitlin Halligan with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in
New York, did not return a request for comment.

Neither did amici curiae Business Council of New York State; New
York State Trial Lawyers Association; The Retired Enlisted
Association; Pacific Legal Foundation; United Steel; Environmental
Working Group; CBS Corp.; and the United States Chamber of
Commerce.

Crane reported that it reaped $660 million in sales in the first
quarter of 2016 alone.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos-related Cancers Cost Canada $2-Bil.
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Tim Povtak, writing for Asbestos.com, reported that the Canadian
government spends about $1.7 billion annually on asbestos-related
cancers stemming from occupational exposure, according to a recent
Institute for Work & Health study.

Researchers included the costs of treating mesothelioma and
asbestos-related lung cancer, administration expenses, patients'
out-of-pocket costs, caregiving wages, workers' compensation and
employers' costs to replace absent workers, among other economic
burdens.

The investigation did not include cancers from secondhand exposure
to asbestos and other cancers caused by asbestos exposure.

"This [number] is really just the tip of the iceberg," Institute
for Work & Health senior scientist Dr. Emile Tompa told
Asbestos.com. "When you see the magnitude of the cost, it makes
you aware there is a need to take action."

Calculations were based on cases diagnosed in 2011 and those
attributed to only workplace exposure. Tompa believes the cost
will be closer to $2 billion annually once non-occupational
asbestos exposure is included as an amendment to the earlier
report.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of
Canada have pushed for a national asbestos ban despite some
reluctance from various special interest groups.

Canada, once one of the world's largest producers of asbestos, no
longer exports the toxic mineral, but it still imports asbestos-
containing products, including construction and automotive
materials.

"I think you'll also see an increase in the number of cases for a
few more years because of the long latency period with asbestos
cancers," Tompa said. "We often think about how much will it cost
to find substitutes [for asbestos], or how much it will cost to
change production. But the cost of doing nothing is substantially
higher."

Price Tag on Asbestos Disease

The report included 2,099 mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung
cancer cases from 2011. The average lifetime cost of health care,
lost productivity and quality of life for each case was estimated
at $818,000.

The study showed the savings to society if no cases of asbestos-
related cancer occurred in a particular year.

"A lot of people focus on financial implications before decisions
are made," Tompa said. "This helps put a price tag on it. Our work
has been well received. It should help the decision-making
process."

Direct costs of health care amounted to 11 percent of the total
cost per person. One reason for the low percentage is patients do
not live very long. About 20 percent of mesothelioma patients live
beyond two years.

Health-related quality of life, including lost years of life, loss
of function from poor health, and human suffering, accounts for 80
percent of the cost per person. The calculation compares life
expectancies and morbidities of asbestos-related cancers to normal
gender and age-specific averages.

Indirect costs included productivity in paid work, domestic roles,
community roles and taking care of grandchildren.

"It's hard to put a price tag on the future of people's lives,"
Tompa said. "A parent dies because of workplace cancer, and their
children's lives can change. The cost to society is difficult to
calculate."

Canadian Organizations Cooperate to Ban Asbestos

The Canadian Cancer Society funded and conducted the study with
help from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre. The government
of Ontario funds the Institute for Work & Health, but it remains
an independent, nonprofit organization.

The use of asbestos dropped substantially in recent years, and
there also is considerable pressure on the Canadian government to
join the 57 other countries that already banned asbestos. Labor
organizations are especially vocal.

"Nobody goes to work to die," Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
president Hassan Yussuff told The Globe and Mail recently. "The
unfortunate part of this substance is that's what ends up
happening to people without them having some ability to protect
themselves."

The CLC, which represents dozens of national and international
unions, asked the government for legislation banning asbestos, a
national registry for workers diagnosed with asbestos-related
conditions and a national registry for all public buildings
containing asbestos.

Trudeau reiterated his commitment to the ban during a recent
Canada's Building Trades Union policy conference in Ottawa.
Asbestos remains the leading cause of occupational deaths in
Canada and the U.S.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: NSW Compensation Claim Processing Time Halved
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Anna Patty, writing for Sydney Morning Herald, reported that the
New South Wales government has reported the average processing
time for people with insurance claims for dust diseases has fallen
from 136 to 66 days since it made changes to the scheme last year.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet said
the reforms to Dust Diseases Care, which is part of Insurance &
Care NSW, was saving time for victims and their families.

Mr Perrottet said the workers compensation scheme had also met the
government's new two-day target for considering and approving
processed claims.

"If you are diagnosed with a dust disease, you need certainty, and
you need fast, efficient access to care and assistance -- there is
no excuse for bureaucratic delays at such a difficult time," Mr
Perrottet said.

Karen Banton, widow of asbestos disease advocate Bernie Banton who
died in 2007, said in a government media statement that people who
have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease have their
lives turned upside down.

She said timely determination of compensation applications made a
huge difference to people's lives.

"You're not left wondering for weeks on end, so families can have
certainty much faster on their claims outcome," she said.

Mr Perrottet said Dust Diseases Care was also working towards
improving flexibility and care options for victims.

The initiatives included funding new research into the detection
and treatment of dust diseases, supporting new immunology-focused
medical treatments offering more choice in medical treatment.

"Many people with occupational dust diseases are elderly and need
choice and control in the way healthcare services are delivered to
them. These reforms are about putting the customer at the centre
of decision-making," he said.

"We reformed [Dust Diseases Care] so that it would provide a
better service for victims and their families, and while we have
made huge inroads already, I am determined to continue to improve
the care and support it offers."

Theodora Ahilas, national principal of the asbestos and dust
diseases litigation department at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, said
she welcomed the shortened processing times.

"It is a stressful time for applicants and their families,
particularly those who have malignant conditions such as
mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer," she said.

"A process which has minimised the time for determining an
application is welcomed because it gives certainty to claimants
and their families about statutory entitlements, including
payments for medical and other treatment expenses."

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the question was not just
whether claims were being processed faster, but whether genuine
claims were being accepted.

"A reduction in processing times is all well and good but what is
far more important is that the right decision is being made and
genuine claims are being paid," he said.




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