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            Friday, December 23, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 256




                            Headlines

1ST FINANCIAL: Faces "Pendleton" Suit in Dist. of South Dakota
ABRAMS FENSTERMAN: Bid to Certify in "Kravitz" Suit Due Jan. 31
ADVANCE STORES: Faces "Badger" Suit in Western Dist. of Pa.
ALLTRAN FINANCIAL: Illegally Collects Debt, Action Claims
APELLES LLC: "Fitzpatrick" Suit Moved from Sup. Ct. to E.D.N.Y.

APEX BACKGROUND: Faces "McBride" Suit in E.D. of Virginia
AR RESOURCES: Kielbasinski Seeks to Certify Class of Consumers
ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY: Suit Over Unwanted Calls May Proceed
AUTOZONE INC: Ellison Appeals Decision in Wage and Hour MDL
BARCARDI AND CO: Alexander Appeals N.D. Texas Ruling to 5th Cir.

BARCLAYS CAPITAL: 9th Circuit Appeal Filed in Great Pacific Suit
BMW NA: Settlement in "Herremans" Has Final Approval
BRADY CORPORATION: Faces "Fossett" Suit in C.D. of California
BSN MEDICAL: Faces RJF Class Suit in N.C. Over Automated Calls
CALIBER HOME: Faces "Quarashi" Class Suit in New Jersey Dist. Ct.

CALIFORNIA: Cert. of Class & Subclass Sought in "Upton" Suit
CANTEX CONTINUING: "Wallace" Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
CARING PROFESSIONALS: Sued in N.Y. Over Failure to Pay Overtime
CARTER'S RETAIL: Settlement in "Dudum" Case Has Final Approval
CBE GROUP: Faces "McHenry" Suit in Eastern District of New York

CHICAGO CAR: Status Hearing in Stone Funding Suit Set for Jan. 12
CLIENT SERVICES: Faces "Fekete" Suit in E.D N.Y.
COBALT MORTGAGE: Zachary Seeks to Certify Class of Processors
CUSTOMER CREDIT: Faces "Hume" Suit in W.D. of Oklahoma
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: "Cruz" Files Appeal in 2nd Circuit

EMERGENCY SERVICES: "Brantingham" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
FIELDTURF USA: Faces Suit Over Defective Synthetic Grass Fields
FIRST DATA: Dismissal of "Benex" Suit Appealed to Second Circuit
FORD MOTOR: Classes in MyFord Touch Consumer Case Decertified
GEICO GENERAL: "Roth" Class Suit Removed to South. Dist. Florida

GEL SPICE: Faces "Caudle" Lawsuit Over Lead Content in Spice
GENERAL MOTORS: Faces "Zierke" Class Suit in Minnesota
GLOBAL EXCHANGE: Certification of Class Sought in "Del Valle" Suit
H & H INTERIOR: Faces "Deleg" Suit in E.D.N.Y.
HUNT & HENRIQUES: Faces "Smith" Suit in S.D. Cal.

HUNTLEIGH USA: "Thomas" Sues Over Missed Meal Breaks
ILLINOIS: Certification of Class Sought in "Donegan" Suit
INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES: Faces "Pazo" Suit in Cal. Super. Ct.
INJURY HELP: Court Dismisses "Williams" Class Suit
INMATE SERVICES: "Stearns" Class Suit Transferred to E.D. Ark.

INTEGRATED TECH: "Gomez" Suit Moved to S.D. of Florida
LANNETT CO: Benefit Fund Alleges Levothyroxine Price Conspiracy
M&E TRUCKING: Faces "Trevino" Suit Under FLSA, Col. Wage Laws
MCBRIDE LOCK: Bohnenstiehl Case Remanded to Illinois State Court
MCKEE FOODS: Martin's Bid to Certify Class Taken Under Submission

MDL 2437: Court Limits Discovery to Prove Damage Claims
MDL 2672: Completion of Document Production Moved to March 2017
MEDTRONIC INC: "Emberson" Suit Moved from Cir. Ct. to W.D. Ken.
MIDLAND CREDIT: "Keenan" Class Suit Removed to E.D. Penn.
MOCHIKA PERUVIAN: "Caballero" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay

NAN XIANG: "Chen" Suit to Recover Overtime Wages
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE: Faces Royal Park Suit in N.D. of Texas
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE: Ninth Circuit Appeal Filed in "Davis" Suit
NEW YORK COMMUNITY: Faces "Crawford" Suit in Fla. Cir. Ct.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN: Marshall Seeks to Cert. Plan Participants Class

OPINION ACCESS: "Charles" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
PELLA CORP: "Tracy" Lawsuit Over Window Series Sent to MDL
PINE MANAGEMENT: Faces "Vasquez" Suit in S.D.N.Y.
PIVOTAL PAYMENTS: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, "Newsom" Suit Says
Q CLUB HOTEL: Ct. Certifies Residential Unit Owners Class

RETRIEVAL-MASTERS CREDITORS: Faces "Healy" Suit in E.D.N.Y.
RHODE ISLAND: Gemmell Wants to Certify Class of Residents
SABOR LATIN: "Cardenas" Class Suit Removed to S.D. Fla.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Rose, Collins Appeal Ruling in "Robertson" Suit
SOLOMON VIGH: Accused of Wrongful Conduct Over Debt Collection

SPOTIFY USA: Seeks 9th Circuit Review of Ruling in "Ingalls" Suit
SUDS PIZZA: Settlement in "Cunningham" Has Initial Approval
SURROUND PROTECTION: Faces "Lett" Suit Seeking OT Pay Under FLSA
TEVA PHARACEUTICALS: Trust Fund Alleges Fluocinonide Price-Fixing
THREE GROUP: "Wing" Suit Alleges Violations of Cal. Labor Code

TRADEWINDS BEVERAGE: "Martin" Suit Alleges False Advertising
UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Conference in "Congdon" Suit Set for Feb. 13
UNITED CREDIT: Has Until Jan. 6 to Answer "Merkovich" Complaint
UNITED STATES: Pennington-Thurman Appeals Decision to 8th Circuit
UNITED STATES: D.C. Cir. Appeal Filed in "Welborn" Suit vs. IRS

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS: Pundt Files Appeal to U.S. Supreme Ct.
WALKERHEALTHCAREIT LLC: "Bey" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
WELLS FARGO: Williams Appeals S.D. Iowa Ruling to Eighth Circuit
YAHOO INC: Faces "Vail" Suit in N.D. Cal. Over Data Breach
YAHOO INC: Faces "Mortensen" Suit in N.D. of California

ZION MANAGEMENT: Faces "Jones" Suit in District of Utah


                         Asbestos Litigation

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Shipowners Lose Summary Judgment Bid in "Bartel"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: 3rd Cir. Affirms Dismissal of Suit vs. CSX
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court Denies Bid to Stay "Davidson"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ark. High Court Affirms Dismissal of "Hendrix"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Pa. Asbestos Trial Consolidation Could Be Ending

ASBESTOS UPDATE: London Hospital Trust Pays GBP1.3-Mil.
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Found in Swansea Church Organ
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Partner of Monifieth Man in GBP100K Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calif. Ruling Expands Liability, Potential Ban

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Kansas School Evacuated Over Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Found at Tucumari Project Site


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1ST FINANCIAL: Faces "Pendleton" Suit in Dist. of South Dakota
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against 1st Financial Bank,
USA. The case is captioned as Linda Pendleton, on behalf of
herself, and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. 1st
Financial Bank, USA, the Defendant, Case No. 4:16-cv-04171-LLP
(D.S.D., Dec. 16, 2016). The case is assigned to Hon. U.S.
District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.

1st Financial Bank provides consumer credit services to customers
in the United States. It offers community banking services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Cesar A. Juarez, Esq.
          GOOSMANN LAW FIRM
          5010 South Minnesota Avenue, Suite 100
          Sioux Falls, SD 57108
          Telephone: (605) 371 2000
          Facsimile: (605) 275 2039
          E-mail: JuarezC@Goosmannlaw.com


ABRAMS FENSTERMAN: Bid to Certify in "Kravitz" Suit Due Jan. 31
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The counsel of the parties in the lawsuit captioned Eric Kravitz,
Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v.
Abrams, Fensterman, etc. and Melanie I. Wiener, Case No. 2:14-cv-
07031-LDW-AYS (E.D.N.Y.), sent a letter to the Hon. Anne Y.
Shields, United States Magistrate Judge.

The Letter states that in accordance with the December 1, 2016
Electronic Scheduling Order, the Parties jointly submit for the
Court's review this proposed briefing scheduling for the class
certification motion:

     Plaintiff's Motion: Due on January 31, 2017
     Defendants' Opposition: Due on March 7, 2017
     Plaintiff's Reply: Due on March 21, 2017

The basis for the proposed five-week gap between service of the
Plaintiff's motion and the Defendants' opposition is that the
Defendants' counsel is scheduled to begin a trial on February 15,
2017, in the Commercial Division of Nassau County Supreme Court
(Hon. Stephen A. Bucaria, J.S.C.) on the matters of Application of
Elazar Joseph for the Judicial Dissolution of Famous Horse, Inc.,
a/k/a V.I.M., and d/b/a VIM Stores (Index No. 19224/2009) and
Joseph Joseph, et al. v. Elazar Joseph, et al. (Index No.
16982/2009), the Parties tell Judge Shields.  They add that the
consolidated trial for this business valuation/shareholder buy-out
proceeding involving a closely held chain of thirty retail stores
and the related breach of fiduciary duty/judicial accounting case
is estimated to last two weeks, with trial preparation expected to
consume much of the early part of February.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Steven B. Blau, Esq.
          BLAU LEONARD LAW GROUP, LLC
          23 Green St., Suite 303
          Huntington, NY 11743-3336
          Telephone: (201) 212-6363
          Facsimile: (631) 458-1011
          E-mail: sblau@blauleonardlaw.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Steven Cohn, Esq.
          Alan S. Zigman, Esq.
          STEVEN COHN, P.C.
          One Old Country Road, Suite 420
          Carle Place, NY 11514
          Telephone: (516) 294-6410
          Facsimile: (516) 294-0094
          E-mail: scohn@scohnlaw.com
                  azigman@scohnlaw.com


ADVANCE STORES: Faces "Badger" Suit in Western Dist. of Pa.
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Advance Stores
Company Inc. The case is styled as JOSIE BADGER and ANGELA HUNTER,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. ADVANCE STORES COMPANY INC., doing business as
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, the Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-01872-RCM
(W.D. Pa., Dec. 16, 2016). The case is assigned to Hon. Magistrate
Judge Robert C. Mitchell.

Advance Stores Company retails automotive parts and maintenance
items. In the retail segment, ASC's stores offer a selection of
brand name and proprietary automotive products for domestic and
imported cars, and light trucks.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Benjamin J. Sweet, Esq.
          CARLSON LYNCH SWEET
          & KILPELA, LLP
          1133 Penn Avenue, 5th Floor
          Pittsburgh, PA 15222
          Telephone: (412) 322 9243
          Facsimile: (412) 231 0246
          E-mail: bsweet@carlsonlynch.com


ALLTRAN FINANCIAL: Illegally Collects Debt, Action Claims
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Berel Sompolinsky, on behalf of himself and all other similarly
situated consumers v. Alltran Financial, LP f/k/a United Recovery
Systems, L.P., Case No. 1:16-cv-06914 (E.D.N.Y., December 14,
2016), seeks to stop the Defendant's unfair and unconscionable
means to collect a debt.

Alltran Financial, LP operates a debt collection firm
headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Adam Jon Fishbein, Esq.
      ADAM J. FISHBEIN, P.C.
      735 Central Avenue
      Woodmere, NY 11598
      Telephone: (516) 668-6945
      E-mail: fishbeinadamj@gmail.com

APELLES LLC: "Fitzpatrick" Suit Moved from Sup. Ct. to E.D.N.Y.
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The class action lawsuit titled John V. Fitzpatrick, on behalf of
Himself and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Apelles, LLC, and Kleinman, Saltzman & Bolnick, P.C., the
Defendants, Case No. 611194/2016, was removed from the Suffolk
County Supreme Court, to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of New York (Central Islip). The District Court Clerk
assigned Case No. 2:16-cv-06944 to the proceeding.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


APEX BACKGROUND: Faces "McBride" Suit in E.D. of Virginia
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apex Background
Check, Inc. The case is styled as Robert A. McBride and Theresa
Bartlow, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiffs, v. Apex Background Check, Inc., the
Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-00984-JAG (E.D. Va., Dec. 15, 2016).
The case is assigned to Hon. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr.

Apex provides background checks in the Mid-Atlantic and South
Eastern United States. The Company offers criminal background
checks, motor vehicle reports, credit reports and tenant
screening.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Andrew Joseph Guzzo, Esq.
          KELLY & CRANDALL PLC
          4084 University Drive, Suite 202A
          Fairfax, VA 22030
          Telephone: (703) 424 7570
          Facsimile: (703) 591 0167
          E-mail: aguzzo@kellyandcrandall.com

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          Craig Carley Marchiando, Esq.
          CONSUMER LITIGATION ASSOCIATES
          763 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, Suite 1A
          Newport News, VA 23601
          Telephone: (757) 930 3660
          Facsimile: (757) 930 3662
          E-mail: craig@clalegal.com

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          Kristi Cahoon Kelly, Esq.
          KELLY & CRANDALL PLC
          4084 University Drive, Suite 202A
          Fairfax, VA 22030
          Telephone: (703) 424 7572
          Facsimile: (703) 591 1067
          E-mail: kkelly@kellyandcrandall.com

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          Leonard Anthony Bennett, Esq.
          Susan Mary Rotkis, Esq.
          Consumer Litigation Associates
          763 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, Suite 1A
          Newport News, VA 23601
          Telephone: (757) 930 3660
          Facsimile: (757) 930 3662
          E-mail: lenbennett@clalegal.com
                  srotkis@clalegal.com


AR RESOURCES: Kielbasinski Seeks to Certify Class of Consumers
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Thomas Kielbasinski moves the Court for an order certifying the
case entitled THOMAS KIELBASINSKI; an individual; on behalf of
himself and all others similarly situated v. A.R. RESOURCES, INC.,
Case No. 3:15-cv-00066-KRG (W.D. Pa.), to proceed as a class
action and granting final approval of the Parties' class
settlement agreement.

Specifically, the Plaintiff moves for an order granting final
approval of the settlement on behalf of this class:

     All consumers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to whom
     A.R. Resources, Inc. mailed a written communication, in
     connection with its attempt to collect a debt, which written
     communications included a statement that a $5.00 convenience
     fee would be added to all credit transactions, and which
     resulted in the consumer being charged such a fee, during a
     period beginning March 13, 2014, and ending October 31,
     2015.

The Plaintiff's class action alleges ARR violated the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act by mailing consumers collection letters
that made false representations concerning the nature character,
amount of the debt, and attempted to collect a $5 "convenience
fee" for all credit transactions, and which resulted in the
consumer being charged such a fee.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=oi8Ew3Oq

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Philip D. Stern, Esq.
          Andrew T. Thomasson, Esq.
          STERN THOMASSON LLP
          150 Morris Avenue, 2nd Floor
          Springfield, NJ 07081-1329
          Telephone: (973) 379-7500
          Facsimile: (973) 532-5868
          E-mail: philip@sternthomasson.com
                  andrew@sternthomasson.com

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          Craig Thor Kimmel, Esq.
          KIMMEL & SILVERMAN, P.C.
          30 East Butler Pike
          Ambler, PA 19002
          Telephone: (215) 540-8888
          Facsimile: (855) 540-8817
          E-mail: kimmel@creditlaw.com


ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY: Suit Over Unwanted Calls May Proceed
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District Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to dismiss
for lack of personal jurisdiction, without prejudice, the case
captioned, MARSHALL SPIEGEL, individually and on behalf of a class
of those similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. JAMES T. REYNOLDS; JIM
REYNOLDS; KRISTINA HIXSON REYNOLDS; and ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY
SERVICES, INC., Defendants, Case No. 2:15-CV-793-FtM-29MRM (N.D.
Ill.).

In the proposed class action lawsuit, Marshall Spiegel claims that
James T. Reynolds, Jim Reynolds, Kristina Hixson Reynolds, and
Associated Community Services, Inc. (ACS) violated the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. Section 227 et seq.
Specifically, Spiegel alleges that he and other class members
received unwanted phone calls from ACS on behalf of The Breast
Cancer Society, Inc., which Spiegel says is a sham charity run by
the Reynoldses.

Spiegel brings one claim against the Reynoldses and ACS for
violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He
alleges that the Defendants violated the TCPA's do-not-call
provisions when ACS called him and other Illinois residents on
behalf of the Society. Because the Society is a sham charity,
Spiegel's theory goes, the calls do not fall under the TCPA's
exception for calls made "by or on behalf of a tax-exempt
nonprofit organization." 47 C.F.R. Section 64.1200(f)(14)(iii).

James and Kristina Reynolds move to dismiss the case for lack of
personal jurisdiction and all of the defendants move to dismiss
for failure to adequately state a claim.

In his Memorandum Opinion and Order dated November 22, 2016
available at https://is.gd/z6ybhJ from Leagle.com, Judge Chang
held that in the stage of the litigation, Spiegel's allegations
provide sufficient grounds that personal jurisdiction might be
proper and though the Reynoldses' statements certainly challenge
those allegations, they are not enough to undermine them.

After the discovery period, the Reynoldses may renew their motion
to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, if the facts still
support the motion.

Marshall Spiegel is represented by James Patrick Batson, Esq. --
JBATSON@LANGONEBATSON.COM  -- and -- Christopher V. Langone, Esq.
- CLANGONE@LANGONEBATSON.COM -- LANGONE, BATSON & LAVERY LLC

James T. Reynolds, et al. are represented by C. Philip Curley,
Esq. -- pcurley@robinsoncurley.com  -- and -- Adam N. Hirsch, Esq.
-- ahirsch@robinsoncurley.com -- ROBINSON CURLEY & CLAYTON, P.C.

Associated Community Services, Inc. is represented by Daniel Scott
Blynn, Esq. -- dsblynn@Venable.com -- Eric S. Berman, Esq. --
esberman@Venable.com -- and -- Stephen R. Freeland, Esq. --
srfreeland@Venable.com -- VENABLE LLP -- David C. Gustman, Esq. --
dgustman@freeborn.com -- and -- Jeffery Moore Cross, Esq. --
jcross@freeborn.com -- FREEBORN & PETERS LLP


AUTOZONE INC: Ellison Appeals Decision in Wage and Hour MDL
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Plaintiffs Jimmy Ellison and Marsha Doland filed an appeal from a
court ruling in the multidistrict litigation titled In re:
AutoZone, Inc., Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation, MDL
No. 3:10-md-02159-CRB (N.D. Cal.).

The appellate case is captioned as Jimmy Ellison, et al. v.
Autozone Inc., Case No. 16-80182, in the United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter on Dec. 9,
2016, the Hon. Charles R. Breyer denied the Plaintiffs' motion for
reconsideration of the order granting decertification in the MDL.

The litigation is a wage and hour case involving California
AutoZone stores.  On December 21, 2012, the Court certified a rest
break class defined as: "All non-exempt or hourly paid employees
who have been employed at Defendant's retail stores in the State
of California at any time on or after July 29, 2005 until the date
of certification."  On August 10, 2016, the Court decertified the
rest break class, holding in light of the evidence that came to
light since certification that "Plaintiffs have failed to
demonstrate predominance or manageability/superiority."

Plaintiffs-Petitioners JIMMY ELLISON and MARSHA DOLAND, as
individuals, and on behalf of other members of the general public
similarly situated, are represented by:

          Glenn A. Danas, Esq.
          Andrew Joseph Sokolowski, Esq.
          Matthew Thomas Theriault, Esq.
          CAPSTONE LAW APC
          1875 Century Park East
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 556-4811
          Facsimile: (310) 943-0396
          E-mail: Glenn.Danas@CapstoneLawyers.com
                  andrew.sokolowski@capstonelawyers.com
                  Matthew.Theriault@CapstoneLawyers.com

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          Richard Edward Quintilone, II, Esq.
          QUINTILONE & ASSOCIATES
          22974 El Toro Road
          Lake Forest, CA 92630
          Telephone: (949) 458-9675
          Facsimile: (949) 458-9679
          E-mail: req@quintlaw.com

Defendant-Respondent AUTOZONE INC. is represented by:

          Ronald D. Arena, Esq.
          Michael Hoffman, Esq.
          ARENA HOFFMAN LLP
          44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3520
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 433-1414
          Facsimile: (415) 520-0446
          E-mail: rarena@arenahoffman.com
                  mhoffman@arenahoffman.com

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          Michael E. Brewer, Esq.
          Gregory G. Iskander, Esq.
          Jeffrey Joseph Mann, Esq.
          LITTLER MENDELSON, P.C.
          1255 Treat Boulevard
          Walnut Creek, CA 94597
          Telephone: (925) 932-2468
          E-mail: mbrewer@littler.com
                  giskander@littler.com
                  jmann@littler.com


BARCARDI AND CO: Alexander Appeals N.D. Texas Ruling to 5th Cir.
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Cedric Mark Alexander, On behalf of self and all others similarly
situated, also known as Sidric Mark Alexander, filed an appeal
from a court ruling in the lawsuit entitled Cedric Alexander v.
Barcardi and Company, et al., Case No. 3:16-CV-903, in the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas.

The nature of suit is stated as prisoner civil rights.

The appellate case is captioned as Cedric Alexander v. Barcardi
and Company, et al., Case No. 16-11717, in the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

The Defendants-Appellees are BARCARDI AND COMPANY, MCCORMICK
DISTILLING COMPANY, DIAGEO BEVERAGE, OLD TAVERN UNITED SPIRIT and
JACK DANIELS BROWN FORMAN WHISKEY US TENNESSEE.


BARCLAYS CAPITAL: 9th Circuit Appeal Filed in Great Pacific Suit
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Plaintiff Great Pacific Securities filed an appeal from a court
ruling in its lawsuit styled Great Pacific Securities v. Barclays
Capital Inc., et al., Case No. 8:14-cv-01210-DSF-SH, in the U.S.
District Court for Central California, Santa Ana.

The appellate case is captioned as Great Pacific Securities v.
Barclays Capital Inc., et al., Case No. 16-56804, in the United
States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter, the lawsuit
titled Great Pacific Securities v. Barclays PLC, et al., Case No.
8:14-cv-01210, was transferred from the U.S. District Court for
the Central District of California to the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of New York (Foley Square).  The New York
District Court Clerk assigned Case No. 1:15-cv-00168-JMF to the
proceeding.

The Case is consolidated in the multidistrict litigation captioned
In re: Barclays Liquidity Cross and High Frequency Trading
Litigation, MDL No. 2589.  The consolidated litigation concerns
the operation of the Barclays Liquidity Cross or "LX" dark pool.
The Plaintiffs assert that Barclays misrepresented the LX dark
pool as a safe haven for investors -- a place insulated from
aggressive and predatory high frequency trading (HFT) practices.
In reality, according to the complaints, Barclays actively courted
HRT firms for the dark pool, providing them with material
nonpublic information and associated perks that gave them an
unfair advantage over other traders.

The briefing schedule in the Appellate Case is set as follows:

   -- Transcript must be ordered by January 4, 2017;

   -- Transcript is due on April 4, 2017;

   -- Appellant Great Pacific Securities' opening brief is due on
      May 15, 2017;

   -- Appellees Barclays Capital Inc., Barclays plc and Does'
      answering brief is due on June 13, 2017; and

   -- Appellant's optional reply brief is due 14 days after
      service of the answering brief.

Plaintiff-Appellant GREAT PACIFIC SECURITIES, on behalf of itself
and all others similarly situated, is represented by:

          Francis A. Bottini, Jr., Esq.
          Albert Y. Chang, Esq.
          Yury Kolesnikov, Esq.
          BOTTINI & BOTTINI, INC.
          7817 Ivanhoe Avenue
          La Jolla, CA 92037
          Telephone: (858) 914-2001
          Facsimile: (858) 914-2002
          E-mail: fbottini@bottinilaw.com
                  achang@bottinilaw.com
                  ykolesnikov@bottinilaw.com

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          Joseph W. Cotchett, Esq.
          Mark Cotton Molumphy, Esq.
          Nanci Nishimura, Esq.
          Alexandra P. Summer, Esq.
          COTCHETT, PITRE & MCCARTHY, LLP
          840 Malcolm Road
          Burlingame, CA 94010
          Telephone: (650) 697-6000
          Facsimile: (650) 697-0577
          E-mail: jcotchett@cpmlegal.com
                  mmolumphy@cpmlegal.com
                  nnishimura@cpsmlaw.com
                  asummer@cpmlegal.com

Defendants-Appellees BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC. and BARCLAYS PLC are
represented by:

          Brent J. McIntosh, Esq.
          SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP
          1700 New York Avenue NW
          Washington, DC 20006
          Telephone: (202) 956-7500
          Facsimile: (202) 293-6330
          E-mail: McIntoshB@sullcrom.com

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          Adam S. Paris, Esq.
          SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP
          1888 Century Park East
          Los Angeles, CA 90067-1725
          Telephone: (310) 712-6600
          Facsimile: (310) 712-8800
          E-mail: parisa@sullcrom.com

               - and -

          Andrew Hunter Reynard, Esq.
          Matthew Alexander Schwartz, Esq.
          Jeffrey Thomas Scott, Esq.
          SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP
          125 Broad Street
          New York, NY 10004
          Telephone: (212) 558-4000
          Facsimile: (212) 558-3357
          E-mail: reynarda@sullcrom.com
                  schwartzmatthew@sullcrom.com
                  scottj@sullcrom.com


BMW NA: Settlement in "Herremans" Has Final Approval
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In the case, TRISH HERREMANS, individually, and on behalf of a
class of similarly situated individuals, Plaintiff, v. BMW OF
NORTH AMERICA, LLC, Defendant, No. CV 14-2363-GW(PJWx), (C.D.
Cal.), District Judge George H. Wu granted final approval to the
Plaintiff's Motion for Final Approval of the proposed settlement
and the award of attorney's fees, costs, and proposed enhancement.

The counsel for the Plaintiff is awarded $692,500 for attorney's
fees and costs, while the Plaintiff is awarded $2,500 for an
enhancement award.

A copy of the Court's Order dated November 28, 2016 is available
at https://goo.gl/Xq1knj from Leagle.com.

Trish Herremans, Plaintiff, represented by Robert L. Starr --
robert@starrlawmail.com -- Law Office of Robert L Starr.

Trish Herremans, Plaintiff, represented by Stephen M. Harris --
stephen@smh-legal.com -- Law Offices of Stephen M. Harris, P.C. &
Adam Morris Rose -- adam@starrlaw.com -- Law Offices of Robert
Starr.

BMW of North America, LLC, Defendant, represented by Eric Y.
Kizirian -- kizirian@lbbslaw.com -- Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and
Smith LLP.


BRADY CORPORATION: Faces "Fossett" Suit in C.D. of California
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Brady Corporation.
The case is titled as Charmelle Fossett, on behalf of herself and
all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. BRADY
CORPORATION, a Wisconsin corporation; AIO ACQUISITION, INC., a
Delaware corporation; DOES 1-10, inclusive, the Defendants, Case
No. 5:16-cv-02572 (C.D. Cal., Dec. 15, 2016).

Brady Corporation is a manufacturer of products for identifying
components used in workplaces. Headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, Brady employs 6,600 people in North and South America,
Europe, Asia and Australia.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


BSN MEDICAL: Faces RJF Class Suit in N.C. Over Automated Calls
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RJF Chiropractic Center, Inc., and Ohio corporation, individually
and as the representative of a class of similarly-situated persons
v. BSN Medical, Inc. and John Does 1-10, Case No. 3:16-cv-00842
(W.D.N.C., December 14, 2016), seeks to stop the Defendants'
practice of using an artificial and prerecorded voice to deliver a
message without prior express consent of the called party.

BSN Medical, Inc. operates a medical device company, and develops
and manufactures medical products specializing in the areas of
orthopedics, vascular therapy and wound management.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Chad Alan McGowan, Esq.
      MCGOWAN, HOOD & FELDER
      1539 Health Care Drive
      Rock Hill, SC 29732
      Telephone: (803) 327-7800
      Facsimile: (803) 328-5656
      E-mail: cmcgowan@mcgowanhood.com

CALIBER HOME: Faces "Quarashi" Class Suit in New Jersey Dist. Ct.
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A class action lawsuit has been commenced against Caliber Home
Loans Inc., Central Loan Administration & Reporting d/b/a Cenlar
FSB, M&T Bank Corp., Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, American
Security Insurance Company, and Standard Guaranty Insurance
Company.

The case is captioned Mufti Quarashi, Harry Jones, Glory Jones,
Peter Hoddersen, Mark Smith, Barry Rickert, and Carol Rickert, on
behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. Caliber
Home Loans Inc., Central Loan Administration & Reporting d/b/a
Cenlar FSB, M&T Bank Corp., Specialized Loan Servicing LLC,
American Security Insurance Company, and Standard Guaranty
Insurance Company, Case No. 3:16-cv-09245-BRM-DEA (D.N.J.,
December 14, 2016).

The Defendants own and operate a mortgage lender and agency
headquartered in Irving, Texas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Michael M. Dicicco, Esq.
      BATHGATE, WEGENER, & WOLF, PC
      One Airport Road
      PO Box 2043
      Lakewood, NJ 08701
      Telephone: (732) 363-0666
      E-mail: mdicicco@bathweg.com


CALIFORNIA: Cert. of Class & Subclass Sought in "Upton" Suit
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David Upton moves the Court to certify the lawsuit styled DAVID
UPTON v. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, et al., Case No. 5:10-cv-00631-AB-
PJW (C.D. Cal.), as a class action.

The proposed defendant class is defined as all individuals who
have, or will in the future:

     (1) "executed" a California Penal Code Section 3056 "no
     bail" parole hold not involving the "execution" of a
     determinate term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to the
     judgment of a California court while acting in their
     official capacity as agents of the "executive" authority of
     the California government within the meaning of Art. 3,
     Section 3 of the California Constitution, including all
     state, county, and city law enforcement officers; and

The proposed defendant subclass is defined as all individuals who
have, or will in the future:

     (2) "executed" a California Penal Code Section 3056 "no
     bail" parole hold not involving the "execution" of a
     determinate term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to the
     judgment of a California court while acting in their
     official capacity as an agent of the "executive" authority
     of any state, federal, or international law enforcement
     agency whether within the jurisdiction of the United States,
     or otherwise.

The Plaintiff seeks to certify the defendant class and subclass on
the issue of his claim for declaratory and injunctive relief, nunc
pro tunc, and on the issue of whether any of a determinate term of
imprisonment imposed pursuant to the judgment of a California
court exists to be "executed" in the context of the "executive"
authority of the California government's lawful jurisdiction to
"execute" a prison sentence within the meaning of the three branch
legal theories of both the Federal and California constitutions
post "expiration," notwithstanding the California Penal Code
Section 3000 constitutionally unrecognized mandatory "parole
term."

Mr. Upton also moves that, upon class certification, the Court
order a bifurcation of trials on the liability and damages issues
within the meaning of Rule 42(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure.

The Court will commence a hearing on January 6, 2017, to consider
the Motion.

A copy of the motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=BUi6g1YW

The Plaintiff represents himself in the matter:

          David Upton
          1001 Lilly Hill Dr. Apt. 40
          Needles, CA 92363
          Telephone: (909) 450-3925
          E-mail: lottiejonesgrandson@gmail.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Isabel Martinez, Esq.
          Leena M. Sheet, Esq.
          George H. Wu, Esq.
          Otis D. Wright, Esq.
          Alexander F. MacKinnon, Esq.
          Valerie Baker Fairbank, Esq.
          DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
          OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
          300 S Spring Street, Suite 1702
          Los Angeles, CA 90013
          Telephone: (213) 897-2000
          Facsimile: (213) 897-1071
          E-mail: pjw_chambers@cacd.uscourt.gov
                  leena.sheet@doj.ca.gov
                  GW_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov
                  ODW_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov
                  AFM_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov
                  VBF_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov


CANTEX CONTINUING: "Wallace" Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
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Tonya Wallace, all other similarly situated employees, v. Cantex
Continuing Care Network, LLC, Alvin Health Care Center Ltd. Co.,
Sorrento Continuing Care Center Ltd. Co., Westover Continuing Care
Center Ltd. Co., Livingston Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Fort Bend
Continuing Care Center Ltd. Co., Belmont Care Center Ltd. Co.,
Denison Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Bel Air Continuing Care
Center Ltd. Co., Broadmoor Continuing Care Center Ltd. Co.,
Coronado Care Center Ltd. Co., Hollymead Continuing Care Center
Ltd. Co., Carlyle Health Center Ltd. Co., Stoneleigh Health Care
Center Ltd. Co., Colonnades Health Care Center Ltd., Woodville
Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Woodville Health and Rehabilitation
Center, Gainesville Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Mathis Health
Care Center Ltd. Co., Seago Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Ashford
Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Oakwood Health Care Center Ltd. Co.,
Villa Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Silsbee Health Care Center Ltd.
Co., Windsor Place Health Care Center Ltd. Co., Carrollton Health
Care Center Ltd. Co., Cresthaven Health Care Center Ltd. Co.,
Senior Community Ltd. Co., Crescent Continuing Care Center Ltd.
Co., Solera Transitional Health Care Ltd. Co., SR Senior Community
Ltd. Co., Sutton Health Care Center Ltd. Co. and FM 1382 Health
Care Center Ltd. Co., Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00349, (S.D.
Tex., December 13, 2016), seeks unpaid overtime compensation, lost
wages, liquidated damages, front pay in lieu of reinstatement,
attorneys' fees and costs, prejudgment interest at the applicable
rate, post-judgment interest at the applicable rate, incentive
awards for any class representative(s) and all such other and
further relief pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants are a network of nursing facilities, pharmacies, and
in-house therapeutic rehabilitation centers that provide nursing,
home health and hospice services where Wallace worked as a
licensed vocational nurse. She claims to have worked through her
meal breaks and rendered off-the-clock and on-call work. Wallace
was terminated for complaining about the shortages in her
paycheck.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Melissa Moore, Esq.
      Curt Hesse, Esq.
      MOORE & ASSOCIATES
      Lyric Center
      440 Louisiana Street, Suite 675
      Houston, TX 77002
      Telephone: (713) 222-6775
      Facsimile: (713) 222-6739


CARING PROFESSIONALS: Sued in N.Y. Over Failure to Pay Overtime
---------------------------------------------------------------
Anna Hutnikova, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Caring Professionals, Inc., Case No. 1:16-cv-06913
(E.D.N.Y., December 14, 2016), is brought against the Defendants
for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Caring Professionals, Inc. owns and operates a home health care
agency located in Forest Hills, NY 11375.
The Plaintiff Anna Hutnikova is represented by:

Anna Hutnikova is a pro se plaintiff.

CARTER'S RETAIL: Settlement in "Dudum" Case Has Final Approval
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the case, JULIE DUDUM, et al., Plaintiffs, v. CARTER'S RETAIL,
INC., Defendant, Case No. 14-cv-00988-HSG (N.D. Cal.), District
Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. granted final approval of the
Plaintiffs' Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement
and Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs.

The Settlement Class includes all current and former hourly
employees of Defendant who worked in the State of California from
January 27, 2010 through and including January 15, 2015, and who
(a) received one or more bonus payments during the class period;
and (b) worked overtime at any point during the class period.

The Court approves payment of attorneys' fees in the amount of
$150,488, costs in the amount of $7,012, estimated settlement
administration costs of $13,599 (with reasonable costs of
administration to be finally determined after the completion of
administration), service awards in the amount of $5,000 for each
named plaintiff, and payment of $4,000 to cover penalties under
the Private Attorney General Act ("PAGA").

Moreover, the Court grants final certification of the class, and
confirms the appointment of John McIntyre of Shea & McIntyre,
A.P.C. and Cary Kletter of Kletter + Nguyen Law, LLP as co-lead
counsel.

The Court directs the Clerk of the Court to enter Final Judgment
consistent with the order, and to close the case. The Court also
retains jurisdiction over the parties to enforce the terms of the
judgment.

A copy of the Court's Order dated December 2, 2016 is available at
https://goo.gl/t2QBYP from Leagle.com.

Luningning Ludovico, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Cary S.
Kletter, Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP, John Franklin McIntyre, Jr.,
Shea & McIntyre, A P.C., Kevin Robert Elliott, Shea and McIntyre
A. P.C. & Sally Trung Nguyen, Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP.

Carter's Retail, Inc., Defendant, represented by Aurelio Jose
Perez -- aperez@littler.com -- Littler Mendelson, P.C. & Natalie
Ann Pierce -- npierce@littler.com -- Littler Mendelson.


CBE GROUP: Faces "McHenry" Suit in Eastern District of New York
---------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against The CBE Group, Inc.
The case is entitled as Douglas M. McHenry and Guiseppe
Pacificador, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiffs, v. The CBE Group, Inc., the Defendant,
Case No. 2:16-cv-06924 (E.D.N.Y., Dec. 15, 2016).

CBE provides accounts receivable management and debt collection
services for clients in the education, financial, and healthcare
sectors.

The Plaintiffs appear pro se.


CHICAGO CAR: Status Hearing in Stone Funding Suit Set for Jan. 12
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The Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois made a docket entry on December 1, 2016, in the case
captioned Chicago Car Care Inc. v. Stone Funding Group LLC, et
al., Case No. 1:16-cv-08094 (N.D. Ill.), relating to a hearing
held before the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman.

The minute entry states that:

   -- Motion hearing was held on December 1, 2016;

   -- Motion to withdraw motion to certify class is granted;

   -- Motion to certify class is withdrawn;

   -- Motion for entry of default is granted;

   -- Prove-up brief is due by January 3, 2017; and

   -- Status hearing and prove-up are set for January 12, 2017,
      at 9:15 a.m.

A copy of the Notification of Docket Entry is available at no
charge at http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=pz3DbDph


CLIENT SERVICES: Faces "Fekete" Suit in E.D N.Y.
------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Client Services,
Inc. The case is titled as Feige Fekete, on behalf of herself and
all other similarly situated consumers, the Plaintiff, v. Client
Services, Inc., the Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-06959 (E.D.N.Y.,
Dec. 16, 2016).

Client Services is a full service Accounts Receivable Management
(ARM) firm offering a diverse selection of collection and recovery
solutions.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


COBALT MORTGAGE: Zachary Seeks to Certify Class of Processors
-------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit titled ELIZABETH ZACHARY, On Behalf
of Herself and All Others Similarly v. COBALT MORTGAGE, INC., Case
No. 4:16-cv-00754-ALM (E.D. Tex.), asks the Court pursuant to the
Fair Labor Standards Act to conditionally certify this class:

     All persons who are, have been, or will be employed by
     Defendant as "Processors," "Senior Processors," or in other
     job titles who performed similar loan processing job duties
     within the United States at any time during the last three
     years through entry of judgment in this case.

Ms. Zachary also asks the Court to order the Defendant to provide
her with the names, last known address, dates of employment, work
location, telephone number, and e-mail address for all those
similarly situated employees in an electronic format within seven
days after the Court's order, to direct the issuance of her
proposed Notice to all such persons.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=qkicRp7R

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          J. Derek Braziel, Esq.
          LEE & BRAZIEL, L.L.P.
          1801 N. Lamar Street, Suite 325
          Dallas, TX 75202
          Telephone: (214) 749-1400
          Facsimile: (214) 749-1010
          E-mail: jdbraziel@l-b-law.com

               - and -

          Rowdy B. Meeks, Esq.
          ROWDY MEEKS LEGAL GROUP LLC
          8201 Mission Road, Suite 250
          Prairie Village, KS 66208
          Telephone: (913) 766-5585
          Facsimile: (816) 875-5069
          E-mail: Rowdy.Meeks@rmlegalgroup.com


CUSTOMER CREDIT: Faces "Hume" Suit in W.D. of Oklahoma
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Customer Credit
Corporation. The case is captioned as Amber Hume, individually and
on behalf of others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Customer
Credit Corporation and Royal Management, the Defendants, Case No.
5:16-cv-01432-M (W.D. Okla., Dec. 15, 2016). The case is assigned
to Hon. Vicki Miles-LaGrange.

Customer Credit is a financial services company located in 4989 SE
29th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Amber L Hurst, Esq.
          Leah M Roper, Esq.
          Mark E Hammons, Esq.
          HAMMONS GOWENS HURST & ASSOCIATES
          325 Dean A McGee Ave
          Oklahoma City, OK 73102
          Telephone: (405) 235 6100
          Facsimile: (405) 235 6111
          E-mail: amber@hammonslaw.com
                  leah@hammonslaw.com
                  Mark@Hammonslaw.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Mary P Snyder, Esq.
          Tanya S Bryant, Esq.
          CROWE & DUNLEVY-OKC
          Braniff Building
          324 N Robinson Ave., Suite 100
          Oklahoma City, OK 73102
          Telephone: (405) 239 6649
          Facsimile: (405) 272 5943
          E-mail: mary.snyder@crowedunlevy.com
                  tanya.bryant@crowedunlevy.com


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: "Cruz" Files Appeal in 2nd Circuit
--------------------------------------------------------
Angie Cruz, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated I.H., on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated; Ares Kpaka; Riya Christie; A.B., Parent and Natural
Guardian of M.B., a minor, Individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated; S.V., a minor child by N.V., Legal
Guardian, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated; M.B., a minor child by A.B., Parent and Natural
Guardian, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated; and N.V., Legal Guardian of S.V., a minor, Individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff -
Appellees, v. Howard Zucker, as Commissioner of the Department of
Health, Defendant - Appellant, Case No. 16-4173 (2nd Cir, Dec. 16,
2016), is an appeal filed before the United States Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit from a lower court decision in a
class action, Case No. 14-cv-4456 (S.D.N.Y.)

The Plaintiff - Appellees are represented by:

          Mary Eaton, Esq.
          WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP
          787 7th Avenue
          New York, NY 10019

Howard Zucker, as Commissioner of the Department of Health is
represented by:

          John Peter Gasior, Esq.
          Steven Wu, Esq.
          NEW YORK STATE OFFICE
          OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
          120 Broadway
          New York, NY 10271


EMERGENCY SERVICES: "Brantingham" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
---------------------------------------------------------
Jennifer Brantingham, Plaintiff, for herself and all others
similarly situated, v. Emergency Services, Inc., Defendant, Case
No. 2:16-cv-1169 (S.D. Ohio, December 13, 2016), seeks unpaid
overtime wages, liquidated damages and/or treble damages,
prejudgment and post judgment interest, costs and expenses of this
action together with reasonable attorneys' fees and expert fees
and such other legal and equitable relief for violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards
Act.

Emergency Services, Inc. is an emergency medicine group that
staffs four hospitals in Central Ohio. It provides staffing for
their emergency room. Plaintiff worked for the Defendants as a
physician assistant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Greg R. Mansell, Esq.
      Carrie J. Dyer, Esq.
      MANSELL LAW, LLC
      1457 S. High St.
      Columbus, OH 43207
      Tel: (614) 610-4134
      Fax: (513) 826-9311
      Email: Greg.Mansell@Ohio-EmploymentLawyer.com
             Carrie.Dyer@Ohio-EmploymentLawyer.com

             - and -

      Rachel A. Sabo, Esq.
      Peter G. Friedmann, Esq.
      THE FRIEDMANN FIRM LLC
      1457 S. High Street
      Columbus, OH 43207
      Tel: (614) 610-9757
      Fax: (614) 737-9812
      Email: Rachel@TFFLegal.com
             Pete@TFFLegal.com


FIELDTURF USA: Faces Suit Over Defective Synthetic Grass Fields
---------------------------------------------------------------
THE BOROUGH OF CARTERET, on behalf of itself and all others
similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. FIELDTURF USA INC., a Florida
Corporation, FIELDTURF INC., a Canadian Corporation, and FIELDTURF
TARKETT SAS, a French Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-
09252 (D.N.J., December 14, 2016), challenges the alleged
deceptive and misleading business practices of FieldTurf in
connection with its manufacturing, marketing, sale, and
installation of synthetic grass turf systems used for athletic
fields across the country under the brand names "FieldTurf,"
"Duraspine" and "Prestige."

FIELDTURF USA INC. is the inventor of long-pile, infilled
artificial turf.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Michael M. DiCicco, Esq.
     Christopher B. Healy, Esq.
     BATHGATE, WEGENER & WOLF, P.C.
     One Airport Road
     P.O. Box 2043
     Lakewood, NJ 08701
     Phone: 732-363-0666
     E-mail: mdicicco@bathweg.com

        - and -

     Adam M. Moskowitz, Esq.
     Thomas A. Tucker Ronzetti, Esq.
     Tal J. Lifshitz, Esq.
     Michael R. Lorigas, Esq.
     KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON LLP
     2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor
     Coral Gables, FL 33134
     Phone: (305) 372-1800
     Fax: (305) 372-3508
     E-mail: amm@kttlaw.com
             tr@kttlaw.com
             tjl@kttlaw.com
             mlorigas@kttlaw.com


FIRST DATA: Dismissal of "Benex" Suit Appealed to Second Circuit
----------------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiff Benex LC appeals to the United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit from the final judgment of the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of New York, dated and
entered November 14, 2016, which dismissed the Plaintiff's claims
with prejudice.

The District Court case is titled BENEX LC, on behalf of itself
and all others similarly situated v. FIRST DATA MERCHANT SERVICES
CORPORATION, Case No. 2:14-cv-06393-JS-AKT (E.D.N.Y.)

The appellate case is captioned as Benex LC v. First Data Merchant
Services Corporation, Case No. 16-4076, in the United States Court
of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Plaintiff-Appellant Benex LC is represented by:

          Seth D. Rigrodsky, Esq.
          Timothy J. MacFall, Esq.
          RIGRODSKY & LONG, P.A.
          825 East Gate Boulevard, Suite 300
          Garden City, NY 11530
          Telephone: (516) 683-3516
          Facsimile: (302) 654-7530
          E-mail: sdr@rl-legal.com
                  tjm@rl-legal.com

Defendant-Appellee First Data Merchant Services Corporation is
represented by:

          Noah Adam Levine, Esq.
          Alan E. Schoenfeld, Esq.
          WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP
          7 World Trade Center
          250 Greenwich Street
          New York, NY 10007
          Telephone: (212) 230-8800
          Facsimile: (212) 230-8888
          E-mail: noah.levine@wilmerhale.com
                  alan.schoenfeld@wilmerhale.com

               - and -

          Albinas Prizgintas, Esq.
          WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP
          1875 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw
          Washington, DC 20006
          Telephone: (202) 663-6719
          Facsimile: (202) 663-6000
          E-mail: albinas.prizgintas@wilmerhale.com

               - and -

          David C. Marcus, Esq.
          WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP
          350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2100
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 443-5312
          Facsimile: (213) 443-5400
          E-mail: david.marcus@wilmerhale.com


FORD MOTOR: Classes in MyFord Touch Consumer Case Decertified
-------------------------------------------------------------
In the case captioned, IN RE MYFORD TOUCH CONSUMER LITIGATION,
Case No. 13-CV-03072-EMC (N.D. Cal.), District Judge Edward M.
Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern District
of California decertifies Plaintiffs' claims for violations of
California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Ohio's Consumer Sales
Practices Act, Texas's Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and
Virginia's Consumer Protection Act.

Judge Chen denied Plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration but
granted Ford Motor's motion for reconsideration.

Plaintiffs filed the class action claiming that Defendants (Ford)
sold them, and other putative class members, vehicles with
defective MyFord Touch (MFT) systems, despite knowing at the time
of sale that the MFT systems were defective. Ford moved to dismiss
Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint and the Court denied this
motion in part. Plaintiffs subsequently filed a Third Amended
Complaint.

Plaintiffs moved to certify 12 classes on January 28, 2016.  Each
class is defined as "all persons or entities who purchased or
leased a Ford or a Lincoln vehicle in the applicable state from
Ford Motor Company or through a Ford Motor Company dealership
before August 9, 2013, which vehicle was equipped with a MyFord
Touch or MyLincoln Touch in-car communication and entertainment
system."

On September 14, 2016, the Court granted in part and denied in
part Plaintiffs' motion for class certification.  In particular,
the Court denied certification of numerous state-law fraud claims.
The Court held that as to such claims, individual issues would
predominate because Ford's alleged misrepresentations regarding
MFT were not sufficiently pervasive or widespread to permit an
inference of class-wide reliance.

In the Plaintiffs' motion, they seek reconsideration of the
Court's denial of class certification as to four claims: (1) the
UCL claim under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Section 17200 et seq., to the
extent the claim is predicated upon fraud; (2) the California
False Advertising Law (FAL) claim; (3) the claim for violation of
New York General Business Law Section 349; and (4) the claim for
violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act.

Ford asks the Court to reconsider its certification of classes for
four fraud based claims, specifically, those arising under
California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Ohio's Consumer Sales
Practices Act, Texas's Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and
Virginia's Consumer Protection Act. Ford argues that the Court's
decision to certify these claims was essentially an oversight.

In his Order dated November 22, 2016 available at
https://is.gd/AFOLdy from Leagle.com, Judge Chen concluded that
given the evolving nature of the MFT software, and the changing
availability of information about the system, it would not be
feasible to limit the inquiry to Ford's knowledge and liability
for non-disclosure as of June 2010. Class certification is not
appropriate on the fraud claims because Plaintiffs' argument for
reconsideration of the Washington claim is predicated on the same
argument based on Daniel Daniel v. Ford Motor Co., 806 F.3d
1217(9th Cir. 2015) which held that a fraud claim under the UCL
requires proof of reliance on the alleged misrepresentations or
omissions on the part of the defendant.

As to Ford's motion, the Court concluded that there is no reason
for the Court to have certified four fraud based claims,
specifically, those arising under California's CLRA, Ohio's
Consumer Sales Practices Act, Texas's Deceptive Trade Practices
Act, and Virginia's Consumer Protection Act while denying
certification of the other fraud-based claims requiring reliance.

Jennifer Whalen, et al. are represented by Adam J. Levitt, Esq. --
alevitt@gelaw.com -- GRANT & EISENHOFER P.A. -- Craig Ripley
Spiegel, Esq. -- craigs@hbsslaw.com -- Jason Allen Zweig, Esq. --
jasonz@hbsslaw.com -- Catherine Gannon, Esq. --
catherineg@hbsslaw.com -- Jeff D. Friedman, Esq. --
jefff@hbsslaw.com -- Jeniphr A.E. Breckenridge, Esq. --
jeniphr@hbsslaw.com -- Shelby Smith, Esq. -- shelby@hbsslaw.com --
Steve W. Berman, Esq. -- steve@hbsslaw.com -- and -- Tyler S.
Weaver, Esq. -- tyler@hbsslaw.com -- HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO
LLP -- Cynthia B. Chapman, Esq. -- cbc@caddellchapman.com -- and -
- Michael A. Caddell, Esq. -- mac@cadellchapman.com -- CADDELL &
CHAPMAN -- Benjamin F. Johns, Esq. -- BenJohns@chimicles.com --
CHIMICLES & TIKELLIS LLP -- Jeffrey Scott Goldenberg, Esq. --
jgoldenberg@gs-legal.com -- GOLDENBERG SCHNEIDER, LPA -- Joseph
Bryce Kenney, Esq. -- jbk@mccunewright.com -- and -- Joseph G.
Sauder, Esq. -- jgs@mccunewright.com -- MCCUNEWRIGHT, LLP --
Vincent Louis DiTommaso, Esq. -- vdt@ditommasolaw.com -- DITOMMASO
LUBIN, P.C.

Ford Motor Company is represented by Randall W. Edwards, Esq. --
redwards@omm.com -- Brian Christopher Anderson, Esq. --
banderson@omm.com -- David Richard Dorey, Esq. -- ddorey@omm.com
-- Edmundo Clay Marquez, Esq. -- emarquez@omm.com -- and -- Scott
M. Hammack, Esq. -- shammack@omm.com -- O'MELVENY AND MYERS --
Janet L. Conigliaro, Esq. -- jconigliaro@dykema.com -- DYKEMA --
Warren Earl Platt, Esq. -- wplatt@swlaw.com -- SNELL AND WILMER
LLP


GEICO GENERAL: "Roth" Class Suit Removed to South. Dist. Florida
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The class action lawsuit entitled Kerry Roth, on behalf of herself
and all others similarly situated v. GEICO General Insurance
Company, Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO Indemnity
Company, GEICO Casualty Company, GEICO Advantage Insurance
Company, GEICO Choice Insurance Company, and GEICO Secure
Insurance Company, Case No. 113C-9330870, was removed from the
17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida to the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Ft
Lauderdale). The District Court Clerk assigned Case No. 0:16-cv-
62942-WPD to the proceeding.

The Defendants own and operate an auto insurance company in
Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Christopher J. Lynch, Esq.
      HUNTER WILLIAMS & LYNCH
      The Monarch Grove Building
      2977 McFarlane Road, Suite 301
      Miami, FL 33133
      Telephone: (305) 443-6200
      Facsimile: (305) 443-6204
      E-mail: clynch@hunterwilliamslaw.com

         - and -

      Edmund Alonso Normand, Esq.
      NORMAND LAW PLLC.
      4551 New Broad Street
      Orlando, FL 32814
      Telephone: (407) 625-9043
      E-mail: Ed@ednormand.com
The Defendant is represented by:

      Amelia Toy Rudolph, Esq.
      SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN
      999 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2300
      Atlanta, GA 30309-3996
      E-mail: amelia.rudolph@sutherland.com


GEL SPICE: Faces "Caudle" Lawsuit Over Lead Content in Spice
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PAMELA CAUDLE, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. GEL SPICE CO., INC.; BIG LOTS STORES,
INC.; GROCERY OUTLET, INC.; and DOES 1-10; Defendants, Case No.
3:16-cv-07146 (N.D. Cal., December 14, 2016), alleges that Gel has
violated federal and state law by selling one of its spices,
turmeric, containing toxic levels of lead, resulting in a recall
of several of its turmeric brands.

Defendant Gel Spice Co., Inc. is an importer and custom
manufacturer of food service products, including spices, herbs,
seeds, seasoning and baking ingredients.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Deborah Rosenthal, Esq.
     Paul J. Hanly, Jr., Esq.
     Mitchell M. Breit, Esq.
     SIMMONS HANLY CONROY LLC
     455 Market Street, Suite 1150
     San Francisco, CA 94105
     Phone: (415) 536-3986
     Fax: (415) 537-4120
     E-mail: drosenthal@simmonsfirm.com
             phanly@simmonsfirm.com
             mbreit@simmonsfirm.com

        - and -

     Gregory F. Coleman, Esq.
     GREG COLEMAN LAW PC
     First Tennessee Plaza
     800 S. Gay Street, Suite 1100
     Knoxville, TN 37929
     Phone: (865) 247-0080
     Fax: (865) 533-0049
     E-mail: greg@gregcolemanlaw.com


GENERAL MOTORS: Faces "Zierke" Class Suit in Minnesota
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been commenced against General Motors
LLC, General Motors Holdings LLC, General Motors Company, and GM
LLC.

The case is captioned Bradley K. Zierke, on behalf of himself and
all others similarly situated v. General Motors LLC, General
Motors Holdings LLC, General Motors Company, and GM LLC, Case No.
0:16-cv-04170-WMW-SER (D. Minn., December 14, 2016).

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the Defendants design,
manufacture, market, and distribute vehicles and vehicle parts,
and sells financial services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Timothy J. Becker, Esq.
      JOHNSON BECKER PLLC
      444 Cedar St, Ste 1800
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      Telephone: (612) 436-1800
      Facsimile: (612) 436-1801
      E-mail: tbecker@johnsonbecker.com

         - and -

      David H. Grounds, Esq.
      JOHNSON BECKER
      33 South Sixth St, Suite 4530
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
      Telephone: (612) 436-1861
      Facsimile: (612) 436-1801
      E-mail: groundsffl@hotmail.com

GLOBAL EXCHANGE: Certification of Class Sought in "Del Valle" Suit
------------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit titled MICHELE DEL VALLE; an
individual, for herself and all members of the putative class v.
GLOBAL EXCHANGE VACATION CLUB, a California corporation; RESORT
VACATIONS, INC., a Nevada corporation; GLOBAL VACATIONS MARKETING
CORP., a Nevada corporation, GLOBAL EXCHANGE DEVELOPMENT, CORP., a
Nevada corporation, and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, Case No.
8:16-cv-02149-DOC-JCG (C.D. Cal.), moves the Court for an order
certifying this class:

     All persons within the United States to whom InterVoice
     Technologies and Marketing Solutions International have
     placed a call to said persons' cellular telephone (without
     their prior express consent and not for emergency purposes)
     for the purpose of marketing Defendants' timeshares through
     the use of an automatic telephone dialing system from
     September 15, 2010 to the present.

The Court will commence a hearing on January 9, 2017, at 8:30
a.m., to consider the Motion.

A copy of the Notice of Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=W9GfaBs1

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          R. Rex Parris, Esq.
          Kitty K. Szeto, Esq.
          John M. Bickford, Esq.
          Eric N. Wilson, Esq.
          PARRIS LAW FIRM
          43364 10th Street West
          Lancaster, CA 93534
          Telephone: (661) 949-2595
          Facsimile: (661) 949-7524
          E-mail: rrparris@parrislawyers.com
                  kszeto@parrislawyers.com
                  jbickford@parrislawyers.com
                  ewilson@parrislawyers.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Joseph Ehrlich, Esq.
          Mark R. Meyer, Esq.
          LOSCH & EHRLICH
          425 California Street, Suite 2025
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 956-8400
          Facsimile: (415) 956-2150
          E-mail: je@losch-ehrlich.com
                  mm@losch-ehrlich.com


H & H INTERIOR: Faces "Deleg" Suit in E.D.N.Y.
-----------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against H & H Interior
Design Inc. The case is captioned as Manuel Olmedo Veletanga Deleg
and Espiritu Veletanga, Individually and on Behalf of All Other
Collective Persons Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. H & H
Interior Design Inc. and Saban Hoxha, the Defendants, Case No.
1:16-cv-06955 (E.D.N.Y., Dec. 16, 2016).

H & H specializes in residential interior design and custom and
high-end design.

The Plaintiffs appear pro se.


HUNT & HENRIQUES: Faces "Smith" Suit in S.D. Cal.
-------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Hunt & Henriques,
Inc. The case is styled as Russell Smith, Individually and on
Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. Hunt &
Henriques, Inc., the Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-03048-CAB-JLB
(S.D. Cal., Dec. 16, 2016). The case is assigned to Hon. Judge
Cathy Ann Bencivengo.

Hunt & Henriques is a California consumer collection law firm.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Abbas Kazerounian, Esq.
          Matthew M. Loker, Esq.
          KAZEROUNIAN LAW GROUP, APC
          245 Fischer Avenue, Suite D1
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (800) 400 6808
          Facsimile: (800) 520 5523
          E-mail: ak@kazlg.com
                  ml@kazlg.com


HUNTLEIGH USA: "Thomas" Sues Over Missed Meal Breaks
----------------------------------------------------
Mary L. Thomas, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated plaintiff, v. Huntleigh USA Corporation, Defendant, Case
No. 4:16-cv-03648, (S.D. N.Y., December 13, 2016), seeks all
unpaid wages, liquidated damages, reasonable attorney's fees,
costs and expenses and such other and further relief pursuant to
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant provides customer service to passengers with special
needs at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby
Airport where Thomas worked as Passenger Service Agent. She claims
to have worked through her meal breaks.

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Trang Q. Tran. Esq.
     TRAN LAW FIRM L.L.P.
     2537 S. Gessner, Suite 104
     Houston, TX 77063
     Telephone: (713) 223-8855
     Facsimile: (713) 623-6399


ILLINOIS: Certification of Class Sought in "Donegan" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit entitled BLAKE DONEGAN, by and
through his mother, ANGELA DONEGAN, individually and on behalf of
a class v. FELICIA F. NORWOOD, in her official capacity as
Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family
Services, Case No. 1:16-cv-11178 (N.D. Ill.), asks the Court to
certify this class:

     All Medicaid-enrolled children under the age of 21 in the
     State of Illinois who receive in-home shift nursing services
     or had received in-home shift nursing services, and when
     they obtain the age of 21 years are subjected to reduced
     Medicaid funding which reduces the medical level of care
     which they had been receiving prior to obtaining 21 years.

The class definition does not include those persons, who are
enrolled in the State of Illinois' Medically Fragile Technology
Dependent (MFTD) Medicaid Waiver program, the Plaintiff informs
the Court.  The Plaintiff adds that as of April 1, 2016,
approximately 411 children with extensive medical needs received
in-home shift nursing services through the Defendant's program
commonly referred to as the Nursing and Personal Care Services
program.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=J71mXYgM

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert H. Farley, Jr., Esq.
          ROBERT H. FARLEY, JR., LTD.
          1155 S. Washington Street
          Naperville, IL 60540
          Telephone: (630) 369-0103
          E-mail: farleylaw@aol.com

               - and -

          Mary Denise Cahill, Esq.
          CAHILL & ASSOCIATES
          1155 S. Washington Street
          Naperville, IL 60540
          Telephone: (630) 778-6500
          E-mail: mdcahill@sbcglobal.net


INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES: Faces "Pazo" Suit in Cal. Super. Ct.
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Incredible
Adventures, Inc. The case is captioned as PAZO, THOMAS
INIDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, the
PLAINTIFF, v. INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES, INC., A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION and DOES 1-10, the DEFENDANT, Case No. CGC 16 555971
(Cal. Super. Ct., Dec. 16, 2016).

Incredible Adventures is an international adventure company based
in Sarasota, Florida. The Company specializes in delivering one-
of-a-kind dream adventures.


INJURY HELP: Court Dismisses "Williams" Class Suit
--------------------------------------------------
In the case, LERORY WILLIAMS, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. INJURY HELP NETWORK, and DOES 1
through 10, inclusive, and each of them, Defendants, No. 1:16-cv-
00924-DAD-BAM (E.D. Cal.), District Judge Dale A. Drozd dismissed
the Plaintiff's action, following his notice of voluntary
dismissal and the Defendant's failure to file a responsive
pleading.

Although the case was filed as a class action, no class has been
certified in the case.

The Court further directed the Clerk of Court to close the case.

A copy of the Court's Order dated December 2, 2016 is available at
https://goo.gl/v5vXEx from Leagle.com.

Leroy Williams, Plaintiff, represented by Adrian R. Bacon --
abacon@attorneysforconsumers.com -- The Law Offices Of Todd M.
Friedman, P.C..

Leroy Williams, Plaintiff, represented by Todd M. Friedman --
tfriedman@toddflaw.com -- Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C.


INMATE SERVICES: "Stearns" Class Suit Transferred to E.D. Ark.
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the case, DANZEL STEARNS, Plaintiff, v. INMATE SERVICES
CORPORATION, et al., Defendants, No. 2:16-cv-2707 KJM CKD P (E.D.
Cal.), Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney transferred the venue
for the Plaintiff's action to the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The class action is filed on behalf of the inmates transported by
the Defendant on or after November 7, 2014, who were forced to
remain in the Defendant's vehicle for more than 48 continuous
hours. The class includes subclasses of inmates who were
transported within the State of California by the Defendant and
its agents or employees for certain periods of time.

The Court is transferring the action to the Eastern District of
Arkansas, even though the Plaintiff asserted that a substantial
part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred
in the Eastern District of California. The court noted that the
transfer is in the interests of justice because the sole named
Defendant is headquartered in that District of Arkansas, and
because the Plaintiff does not reside in the Eastern District of
California.

A copy of the Court's Order dated December 1, 2016 is available at
https://goo.gl/JQ29NZ from Leagle.com.

Danzel Stearns, Plaintiff, represented by Mark E. Merin --
mark@markmerin.com -- Law Office J. Mitchell Clark, pro hac vice.

Danzel Stearns, Plaintiff, represented by Paul H. Masuhara --
paul@markmerin.com -- Law Office of Mark E. Merin, pro hac vice


INTEGRATED TECH: "Gomez" Suit Moved to S.D. of Florida
------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit titled Raidel Gomez on behalf of himself
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Integrated Tech Group, LLC, the Defendant, Case No. 16-026973-CA-
01, was removed from the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, to the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami). The
District Court Clerk assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-25213-KMW to the
proceeding. The case is assigned to Hon. Judge Kathleen M.
Williams.

Integrated Tech Group is an engineering and manufacturing
solutions provider with focus technologies in magnetic, servo
systems and specialty cable product areas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Luis A. Cabassa, Esq.
          WENZEL FENTON CABASSA, P.A.
          1110 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 300
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813) 224 0431
          Facsimile: (813) 229 8712
          E-mail: lcabassa@wfclaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Jason Daniel Berkowitz, Esq.
          Laura E. Prather, Esq.
          JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
          2 S Biscayne Boulevard
          Suite 3500 One Biscayne Tower
          Miami, FL 33131-1802
          Telephone: (305) 577 7600
          Facsimile: (305) 373 4466
          E-mail: berkowitzj@jacksonlewis.com
                  laura.prather@jacksonlewis.com


LANNETT CO: Benefit Fund Alleges Levothyroxine Price Conspiracy
---------------------------------------------------------------
1199SEIU National Benefit Fund, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Lannett Company, Inc. and
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-09666
(S.D.N.Y., December 14, 2016), alleges a conspiracy between
Lannett Company, Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to increase
the prices of generic levothyroxine.

Lannett Company, Inc. manufactures and distributes generic
pharmaceuticals.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Richard M. Heimann, Esq.
     Eric B. Fastiff, Esq.
     Brendan P. Glackin, Esq.
     Dean M. Harvey, Esq.
     Michelle A. Lamy, Esq.
     LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP
     275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
     San Francisco, CA 94111-3339
     Phone: (415) 956-1000
     Fax: (415) 956-1008
     Email: rheimann@lchb.com
     Email: efastiff@lchb.com
     Email: bglackin@lchb.com
     Email: dharvey@lchb.com
     Email: mlamy@lchb.com

        - and -

     Daniel E. Seltz, Esq.
     LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP
     250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor
     New York, NY 10013-1413
     Phone: (212) 355-9500
     Fax: (212) 355-9502
     Email: dseltz@lchb.com

        - and -

     Dan Drachler, Esq.
     Robert S. Schachter, Esq.
     Joseph Lipofsky, Esq.
     ZWERLING SCHACHTER & ZWERLING, LLP
     41 Madison Ave.
     New York, NY 10010
     Phone: (212) 223-3900
     Fax: (212) 371-5969
     Email: ddrachler@zsz.com
     Email: rschacter@zsz.com
     Email: jlipofsky@zsz.com


M&E TRUCKING: Faces "Trevino" Suit Under FLSA, Col. Wage Laws
-------------------------------------------------------------
EVARISTO TREVINO, on behalf of himself and all similarly situated
persons, Plaintiff, v. M&E TRUCKING LLC, a Colorado limited
liability company, M&E TRUCKING LLC INC., a Colorado corporation,
and ENRIQUE CARRILLO, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-03068 (D. Col.,
December 14, 2016),  alleges violations of the Fair Labor
Standards Act, the Colorado Wage Claim Act, the Colorado Minimum
Wage Act, and the Colorado Minimum Wage Order by failing to
compensate employees for all of their regular and overtime hours
worked.

M&E TRUCKING LLC is an oilfield service company providing
roustabout services in Colorado.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Brian D. Gonzales
     THE LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN D. GONZALES, PLLC
     242 Linden Street
     Fort Collins, CO 80524
     Phone: (970) 214-0562
     E-mail: BGonzales@ColoradoWageLaw.com


MCBRIDE LOCK: Bohnenstiehl Case Remanded to Illinois State Court
----------------------------------------------------------------
District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel of the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted a motion to
remand and declined to address the motion to dismiss in the case
captioned, JENNIFER BOHNENSTIEHL and TIMOTHY BOHNENSTIEHL,
Plaintiffs, v. McBRIDE, LOCK, and ASSOCIATES, LLC, Defendant, Case
No. 16-CV-306-NJR-DGW (S.D. Ill.).

Plaintiffs Jennifer and Timothy Bohnenstiehl filed a putative
class action on January 25, 2016, in the Circuit Court of St.
Clair County, Illinois, against Defendant McBride, Lock, and
Associates, LLC (McBride). McBride is a certified public
accounting firm retained by the Department of Justice to perform
audits of bankruptcy petitions, including Plaintiffs' Chapter 13
bankruptcy petition filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court
for the Southern District of Illinois. In November 2015, a McBride
email account was hacked, which Plaintiffs believe compromised the
security of personal information on file with McBride, most
notably social security numbers.

After being notified of the breach, Plaintiffs filed their
putative class action asserting a common law negligence claim for
failure to exercise reasonable care in safeguarding and protecting
social security number information from unauthorized access, as
well as claims under the Illinois Personal Information Protection
Act, and the Missouri Personal Information Protection Act, MO.
REV. STAT. Section 407.1500, for failure to disclose the breach in
the most expedient time possible.

McBride removed the case to federal court on March 21, 2016, under
the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1332(d)(2)
(CAFA). Plaintiffs filed a timely motion to remand, arguing that
the amount in controversy does not exceed the statutory threshold.
McBride filed a response in opposition to the motion to remand, as
well as a motion to dismiss, which sets forth a number of
arguments related to personal jurisdiction, standing, and failure
to state a claim.

In her Memorandum and Order dated November 22, 2016 available at
https://is.gd/n5YBNL from Leagle.com, Judge Rosenstengel found
that McBride failed to support its prediction regarding the amount
in controversy with any evidence or plausible explanation.
Therefore, subject matter jurisdiction is lacking, and this case
must be remanded. Additionally, Plaintiffs tacked on to the end of
the motion to remand a request for costs and fees incurred as a
result of the removal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1447(c). This
cursory request is denied because it is unsupported by sufficient
argument or documentation.

Jennifer Bohnenstiehl, et al. are represented by:

      Thomas G. Maag, Esq.
      MAAG LAW FIRM, LLC
      22 W Lorena Ave,
      Wood River, IL 62095
      Tel: (618)216-5291

            -- and --

      Shari L. Murphy, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF SHARI L. MURPHY
      22 W Lorena Ave,
      Wood River, IL 62095
      Tel: (618)251-0657

McBride, Lock & Associates, LLC is represented by Matthew A.
Jacober, Esq. -- mjacober@lathropgage.com -- and -- Emily E.
Cantwell, Esq. -- ecantwell@lathropgage.com -- LATHROP & GAGE LLP


MCKEE FOODS: Martin's Bid to Certify Class Taken Under Submission
-----------------------------------------------------------------
A civil minutes is entered in the lawsuit titled BRIAN MARTIN v.
McKEE FOODS CORPORATION, ET AL., Case No. 8:15-cv-00732-AG-JCG
(C.D. Cal.), with respect to issues presented before the Hon.
Andrew J. Guilford.

The Civil Minutes states that these matters were argued and taken
under submission:

   1. Defendant McKee Foods Corporation's motion to deny class
      certification of Plaintiffs' misclassification claims;

   2. Defendant McKee Foods Corporation's motion to deny class
      certification of Plaintiffs' specific causes of action and
      representative status;

   3. Plaintiff's motion for class certification; and

   4. Defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings with
      respect to Plaintiffs' eighth claim for civil penalties
      under page.

A copy of the Civil Minutes is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Xl8uiHhc


MDL 2437: Court Limits Discovery to Prove Damage Claims
-------------------------------------------------------
In the case, IN RE: DOMESTIC DRYWALL ANTITRUST LITIGATION, Civil
Action No. 15-cv-1712, Civil Action No. 15-cv-1712, MDL No. 13-
2437 (E.D. Pa.), District Judge Michael M. Baylson limits the
Plaintiffs' request for discovery to two years of post-conspiracy
transactional data of the Defendant, that is that relevant on
proving their damage claims.

The immediate issue of the case is, to what extent the Plaintiffs
are entitled to documents from Defendants dealing with damages
that were allegedly incurred after the close of the conspiracy
period identified as the calendar years 2012-2013. In the case,
all Defendants and the Homebuilder Plaintiffs, all of whom
maintain their own damage claims against the drywall manufacturers
who were also sued in the parallel class action cases.

The Court notes that the Defendants assert they have already
produced the needed information, but a certification to such
effect should be provided to the Plaintiffs by each Defendant.

As to the remaining discovery requests of the Plaintiffs, the
Court will finalize its view that the Plaintiffs' pending requests
are far too broad.

Moreover, the Court would like to see the discovery in the case
come to a reasonably prompt conclusion and will require a meet and
confer to take place over the next 14 days, following which
counsel should file a report and further motion, if necessary.

A copy of the Court's Memorandum dated December 2, 2016 is
available at https://goo.gl/sOerqV from Leagle.com.


MDL 2672: Completion of Document Production Moved to March 2017
---------------------------------------------------------------
In the case, IN RE: VOLKSWAGEN "CLEAN DIESEL" MARKETING, SALES
PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION, MDL No. 2672 CRB
(JSC), (N.D. Cal.), District Judge Charles R. Breyer granted the
parties' stipulation to extend the deadline for the production of
non-privileged, responsive documents to March 3, 2017.

The parties believe that an extension of time to substantially
complete production of non-privileged, responsive documents is
necessary to, among other things, allow the parties time to
continue discussing resolution of certain claims in the class
action.

A copy of the Court's Order dated December 2, 2016 is available at
https://goo.gl/1eeyFe from Leagle.com.

Danijela Bjelic, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Damien J.
Marshall -- dmarshall@bsfllp.com -- Boies, Schiller and Flexner
LLP, pro hac vice, David Boies -- dboies@bsfllp.com -- Boies
Schiller and Flexner, pro hac vice, E. Powell Miller --
epm@miller.law -- The Miller Law Firm, P.C., Mark Dearman --
mdearman@rgrdlaw.com -- Robbins Geller Rudman and Dowd LLP, pro
hac vice, Paul J. Geller -- PGeller@rgrdlaw.com -- Robbins Geller
Rudman and Dowd LLP, pro hac vice, Scott E. Gant --
sgant@bsfllp.com -- Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, pro hac vice,
Sharon S. Almonrode, Stephen N. Zack, Boies, Schiller & Flexner,
LLP, pro hac vice & Stuart Andrew Davidson --
SDavidson@rgrdlaw.com -- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.

Tyler Bliss, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Daniel E.
Gustafson -- dgustafson@gustafsongluek.com -- Gustafson Gluek
PLLC, pro hac vice, Daniel C. Hedlund --
dhedlund@gustafsongluek.com -- Gustafson Gluek PLLC, E. Powell
Miller, The Miller Law Firm, P.C. & Sharon S. Almonrode.

Audi of America LLC, Defendant, represented by Matthew H.
Marmolejo -- marmolejo@mayerbrown.com -- Mayer Brown LLP, Andrew
G. Schultz -- aschultz@rodey.com -- RODEY, DICKASON, SLOAN, AKIN &
ROBB, P. A., C. Vernon Hartline, Jr. -- vhartline@hdbdlaw.com --
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP, pro hac vice, Cheryl A. Bush --
bush@bsplaw.com -- Bush, Seyferth & Paige, PLLC, David M.J. Rein -
- reind@sullcrom.com -- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Laura Kabler
Oswell -- oswelll@sullcrom.com -- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Michael
R. Williams, Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC, Ritchie E. Berger, Esq.,
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Sharon L. Nelles --
nelless@sullcrom.com -- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, W. Scott
O'Connell -- soconnell@nixonpeabody.com -- Nixon Peabody LLP, pro
hac vice & William B. Monahan -- monahanw@sullcrom.com -- Sullivan
and Cromwell LLP.

Volkswagen Group of America, et al., Defendants, represented by P.
Arley Harrel -- aharrel@williamskastner.com -- Williams Kastner &
Gibbs, PLLC, Gerard Cedrone -- gcedrone@lavin-law.com -- Lavin,
O'Neil Ricci Cedrone & DiSipio, Kenneth Abrams --
kabrams@mcguirewoods.com -- McGuire Woods LLP, Laura Kabler Oswell
-- oswelll@sullcrom.com -- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP & William B.
Monahan -- monahanw@sullcrom.com -- Sullivan and Cromwell LLP.

DR. ING. h.c.F. Porsche AG, et al., Defendants, represented by
Adam G. Sowatzka -- asowatzka@kslaw.com -- King & Spalding LLP,
Alexander K. Haas -- ahaas@kslaw.com -- King & Spalding LLP, David
M. Fine -- dfine@kslaw.com -- King, Spaulding Law Firm, G. Stewart
Webb, Jr. -- gswebb@Venable.com -- Venable LLP, J. W. Codinha,
Nixon Peabody, LLP, James K. Vines -- jvines@kslaw.com -- King &
Spalding, John Thomas Prisbe -- jtprisbe@Venable.com -- Venable
LLP, Joseph Eisert -- jeisert@kslaw.com -- King & Spalding LLP,
Kenneth Yeatts Turnbull -- kturnbull@kslaw.com -- King & Spalding
LLP, Matthew A. Goldberg -- matthew.goldberg@dlapiper.com -- DLA
Piper LLP, pro hac vice, Matthew A. Holian --
matt.holian@dlapiper.com -- DLA Piper LLP, Nathan P. Heller --
nathan.heller@dlapiper.com -- DLA Piper LLP, W. Scott O'Connell,
Nixon Peabody LLP, pro hac vice & William F. Kiniry, Jr. --
william.kiniry@dlapiper.com -- DLA Piper LLP, pro hac vice.


MEDTRONIC INC: "Emberson" Suit Moved from Cir. Ct. to W.D. Ken.
---------------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit titled Adam Emberson and Kristin
Emberson, On Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly
Situated, the Plaintiff, v. Medtronic, Inc.; Steris Corporation;
Sterigenics International, LLC; UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.;
and Unknown Defendants, the Defendants, Case No. 16-CI-05594, was
removed from the Jefferson Circuit Court, to the U.S. District
Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Louisville). The
District Court Clerk assigned Case No. 3:16-cv-00805-TBR to the
proceeding. The case is assigned to Hon. Senior Judge Thomas B.
Russell.

Medtronic is a medical device company headquartered in Dublin,
Ireland. Their operational headquarters is in Fridley, Minnesota.
Medtronic is the world's largest standalone medical technology
development company.

Adam Emberson is represented by:

          A. Neal Herrington, Esq.
          HARGADON LENIHAN &
          HERRINGTON, PLLC
          713 W. Main Street
          Louisville, KY 40202
          Telephone: (502) 583 9701
          Facsimile: (502) 589 1144
          E-mail: herrington@hlhinjury.com

               - and -

          Christopher H. Morris, Esq.
          AGUIAR INJURY LAWYERS, PLLC
          1201 Story Ave., Suite 301
          Louisville, KY 40206
          Telephone: (502) 583 9701
          Facsimile: (502) 589 1144
          E-mail: morris@hlhinjury.com

Kristin Emberson is represented by:

          Charles Edward Fell, Jr., Esq.
          CUNNINGHAM AND FELL
          6010 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite G
          Louisville, KY 40207
          Telephone: (502) 893 8994
          Facsimile: (502) 893 8913
          E-mail: c.fell@charlesfell.lawyer

Medtronic, Inc. is represented by:

          Carol D. Browning, Esq.
          Chadwick A. McTighe, Esq.
          Timothy D. Thompson, Esq.
          STITES & HARBISON, PLLC - LOUISVILLE
          400 W. Market Street, Suite 1800
          Louisville, KY 40202-3352
          Telephone: (502) 681 0516
          Facsimile: (502) 779 8232
          E-mail: cbrowning@stites.com
                  cmctighe@stites.com
                  tthompson@stites.com

Steris Corporation is represented by:

          Judd R. Uhl, Esq.
          LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD
          & SMITH, LLP - FT. WRIGHT
          909 Wright's Summit Parkway, Suite 230
          Ft. Wright, KY 41011
          Telephone: (859) 663 9830
          Facsimile: (859) 663 9829
          E-mail: Judd.Uhl@lewisbrisbois.com

Sterigenics International, LLC is represented by:

          Brett Godfrey, Esq.
          GODFREY JOHNSON P.C.
          9557 S. Kingston Ct.
          Englewood, CO 80110
          Telephone: (303) 228 0700

               - and -

          John William Walters, Esq.
          Neal S. Krokosky, Esq.
          WALTERS MEADOWS
          RICHARDSON, PLLC - LEXINGTON
          771 Corporate Drive, Suite 900
          Lexington, KY 40503
          Telephone: (859) 219 9090
          Facsimile: (859) 219 9292
          E-mail: john@WMRDefense.com
                  neal@wmrdefense.com


MIDLAND CREDIT: "Keenan" Class Suit Removed to E.D. Penn.
---------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit styled Andrea Keenan and all others
similarly situated v. Midland Credit Management and Midland
Funding, LLC, Case No. 000632, was removed from the Court of
Common Pleas Philadelphia to the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). The District
Court Clerk assigned Case No. 2:16-cv-06428-GEKP to the
proceeding.

The case alleges violation of the Fair Debt Collection Act.

The Defendants operate a third-party asset recovery company in
Philadelphia.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Cary L. Flitter, Esq.
      FLITTER MILZ, P.C.
      450 N. Narberth ave., suite 101
      Narberth, PA 19072
      Telephone: (610) 822-0782
      Facsimile: (610) 667-0552
      E-mail: cflitter@consumerslaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

      Michael E. Fitzgerald, Esq.
      MARSHALL DENNEHEY WARNER COLEMAN & GOGGIN PC
      2000 Market St Suite 2300
      Philadelphia, PA 19103
      Telephone: (215) 575-3567
      E-mail: mefitzgerald@mdwcg.com

MOCHIKA PERUVIAN: "Caballero" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
-----------------------------------------------------
Wilmer G. Caballero and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
v. Mochika Peruvian Cuisine International Restaurants Inc., Hector
Fabio Alonso, Defendants, Case No. 0:16-cv-62938, (S.D. Fla.,
December 13, 2016), seeks damages and reasonable attorney fees,
jointly and severally, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act
for all overtime wages still owing.

Mochika Peruvian Cuisine International Restaurants operates as
Mochika Peru Bistro, owned by Hector Fabio Alonso. Plaintiff
worked for Defendants as a cook from November 20, 2015, through
December 5, 2016. He worked an average of 59 hours a week for
Defendants and was paid an average of $12.71 per hour but was
never paid the extra half time rate for any hours worked over 40
hours in a week.

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


NAN XIANG: "Chen" Suit to Recover Overtime Wages
------------------------------------------------
Chen Kuan Chen, individually and on behalf all other employees
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, Nan Shian Dumpling
House Inc. d/b/a Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, Nan Xiang USA Inc. d/b/a
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, Tai Viem Ma, John Doe and Jane Does 1-10,
Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-06899, (E.D. N.Y., December 13,
2016), seeks to recover unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime
wages, liquidated damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest
and attorneys' fees and costs pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards
Act and New York Labor Laws as well as unpaid spread of hours
premium and compensation for failure to provide wage notice at the
time of hiring and failure to provide paystubs in violation of New
York Labor Laws.

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao Restaurant Inc., Nan Xiang USA Inc. and
Nan Shian Dumpling House Inc. operate Chinese restaurants at 38-12
Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354 where Chen was employed as a waiter.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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


NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE: Faces Royal Park Suit in N.D. of Texas
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Nationstar Mortgage
LLC. The case is titled as Royal Park Investments SA/NV
Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, the
Plaintiff, v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, the Defendant, v. Case No.
3:16-mc-00122-L (N.D. Tex., Dec. 16, 2016). The case is assigned
to Hon. Judge Sam A Lindsay.

Royal Park is a special purpose investment company responsible for
the front-to-end management of a structured credits portfolio in
"run-off".

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jamie Jean McKey, Esq.
          Joe Kendall, Esq.
          KENDALL LAW GROUP PLLC
          3232 McKinney Avenue, Suite 700
          Dallas, TX 75204
          Telephone: (214) 744 3000
          Facsimile: (214) 744 3015
          E-mail: jmckey@kendalllawgroup.com
                  jkendall@kendalllawgroup.com

               - and -

          Arthur C Leahy, Esq.
          SULLIVAN HILL LEWIN & MARKHAM
          550 West C Street, Suite 1500
          San Diego, CA 92101-3540
          Telephone: (619) 233 4100

               - and -

          Christopher Martin Wood, Esq.
          Darryl J Alvarado, Esq.
          Lucas F Olts, Esq.
          Samuel H Rudman, Esq.
          Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
          414 Union Street, Suite 900
          Nashville, TN 37219
          Telephone: (615) 244 2203
          Facsimile: (615) 252 3798
          E-mail: DAlvarado@rgrdlaw.com
                  lolts@rgrdlaw.com
                  srudman@rgrdlaw.com


NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE: Ninth Circuit Appeal Filed in "Davis" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------------
Will Davis filed an appeal from a court ruling in the lawsuit
styled Will Davis v. NationStar Mortgage, LLC, Case No. 3:15-cv-
02920-RS, in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, San
Francisco.

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter, the Hon.
Richard Seeborg denied certification of FCRA Class, CCRA Class and
FCRA Dispute Subclass.

The Court said, "Davis insists this action -- where a relatively
large number of consumers have suffered alleged injuries that may
be too small to pursue individually -- is exactly the type of case
for which class treatment is both appropriate and crucial. The
fatal flaw in Davis's position, however, is that the FCRA -- which
once permitted no private right of action -- only provides for a
private right of action in limited circumstances, and those
circumstances include elements not suited for class-wide
treatment."

The appellate case is captioned as Will Davis v. NationStar
Mortgage, LLC, Case No. 16-17222, in the United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The briefing schedule in the Appellate Case is set as follows:

   -- Transcript must be ordered by January 3, 2017;

   -- Transcript is due on January 31, 2017;

   -- Appellant Will Davis' opening brief is due on March 13,
      2017;

   -- Appellee NationStar Mortgage, LLC's answering brief is due
      on April 11, 2017; and

   -- Appellant's optional reply brief is due 14 days after
      service of the answering brief.

Plaintiff-Appellant WILL DAVIS, Individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, is represented by:

          Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
          324 South Beverly Drive, Suite 725
          Beverly Hills, CA 90212
          Telephone: (877) 206-4741
          Facsimile: (866) 633-0228
          E-mail: tfriedman@AttorneysForConsumers.com

Defendant-Appellee NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, is represented by:

          Erik W. Kemp, Esq.
          John B. Sullivan, Esq.
          SEVERSON & WERSON APC
          One Embarcadero Center
          San Francisco, CA 94111
          Telephone: (415) 398-3344
          Facsimile: (415) 956-0439
          E-mail: ek@severson.com
                  jbs@severson.com


NEW YORK COMMUNITY: Faces "Crawford" Suit in Fla. Cir. Ct.
----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against New York Community
Bancorp Inc. The case is titled as CRAWFORD, EVELYN AKA: AS
COLLECTIVE ACTION REPRESENTATIVE ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY
SITUATED, the PLAINTIFF/PETITIONER, v. NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP
INC., 615 MERRICK AVENUE, WESTBURY, NY 11590; NEW YORK COMMUNITY
BANK, 615 MERRICK AVENUE, WESTBURY, NY 11590; and NEW YORK
COMMERCIAL BANK, 615 MERRICK AVENUE, WESTBURY, NY 11590, the
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENTS, Case No. 502016CA013938XXXXMB (Fla. Cir.
Ct., Dec. 15, 2016).

New York Community Bancorp is one of the 25 largest bank holding
companies in the nation, with assets of $49.5 billion and a market
cap of $7.0 billion at September 30, 2016. It also ranks among the
largest depositories in the United States.


NORTHROP GRUMMAN: Marshall Seeks to Cert. Plan Participants Class
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The Plaintiffs move to certify the case captioned CLIFTON W.
MARSHALL, et al. v. NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION, et al., Case No.
2:16-cv-06794-AB-JC (C.D. Cal.), as a class action.  The
Plaintiffs, in their role as participants in the Plans, seek
certification of this class:

     All persons, excluding defendants and/or other individuals
     who are liable for the conduct described in the complaint,
     who are, or since May 11, 2009 were, participants or
     beneficiaries of the Northrop Grumman Savings Plan are were
     affected by the conduct set forth in this Complaint, as well
     as those who will become participants or beneficiaries
     Northrop Grumman Savings Plan.

Clifton W. Marshall, Thomas W. Hall, Maria E. Midkiff, Manuel A.
Gonzalez, Ricky L. Hendrickson, Phillip B. Brooks, and Harold
Hylton -- the Plaintiffs -- are participants in the Northrop
Grumman Savings Plan, a 401(k) plan under the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974.  The Defendants are fiduciaries of
the Plan, who allegedly owe to the Plan and all participants a
broad range of fiduciary duties.  The Plaintiffs allege that the
Defendants breached those duties by causing the Plan to pay
unreasonable and excessive fees and expenses to Plan service
providers and by otherwise acting imprudently in various ways
including with respect to Plan investment options.

The Plaintiffs also seek appointment of Jerome J. Schlichter,
Esq., Michael A. Wolff, Esq., Sean E. Soyars, Esq., Stephen M.
Hoeplinger, Esq., and Ethan D. Hatch, Esq., of the law firm
Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP as lead counsel for the class.

The Court will commence a hearing on January 9, 2017, at 10:00
a.m., to consider the Motion.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=9WGL3hca

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Jerome J. Schlichter, Esq.
          Michael A. Wolff, Esq.
          Sean E. Soyars, Esq.
          Stephen M. Hoeplinger, Esq.
          Ethan D. Hatch, Esq.
          SCHLICHTER, BOGARD & DENTON LLP
          100 South Fourth Street, Suite 1200
          St. Louis, MO 63102
          Telephone: (314) 621-6115
          Facsimile: (314) 621-5934
          E-mail: jschlichter@uselaws.com
                  mwolff@uselaws.com
                  ssoyars@uselaws.com
                  shoeplinger@uselaws.com
                  ehatch@uselaws.com

               - and -

          William A. White, Esq.
          HILL, FARRER & BURRILL LLP
          One California Plaza, 37th Floor
          300 South Grand Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-3147
          Telephone: (213) 620-0460
          Facsimile: (213) 620-4840
          E-mail: wwhite@hillfarrer.com


OPINION ACCESS: "Charles" Suit to Recover Overtime, Minimum Pay
---------------------------------------------------------------
Preston Charles and Carlos E. Pabon, on behalf of themselves and
on behalf of all similarly-situated individuals, Plaintiffs, v.
Opinion Access Corp. and Jimmy R. Hoffman, in his professional and
personal capacities, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-06868, (E.D.
N.Y., December 13, 2016), seeks to recover minimum and overtime
wages, straight-time wages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards
Act and the New York Labor Law. The suit further seeks damages and
penalties resulting from failure to provide accurate wage
statements pursuant to New York Labor Laws.

Opinion Access Corp. is a marketing research and quantitative data
collection service with principal place of business at 47-10 32nd
Place, Long Island City, New York, where Charles and Pabon has
been employed by the Defendants from October 2010 through the
present as Ad-Hoc Interviewers. They routinely work more than 40
hours a week, up to 50 hours a week without overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Douglas H. Wigdor, Esq.
      Tanvir H. Rahman, Esq.
      WIGDOR LLP
      85 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10003
      Telephone: (212) 257-6800
      Facsimile: (212) 257-6845
      Email: dwigdor@wigdorlaw.com
             trahman@wigdorlaw.com


PELLA CORP: "Tracy" Lawsuit Over Window Series Sent to MDL
----------------------------------------------------------
The case captioned Christopher Tracy, on behalf of himself and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. PELLA
CORPORATION, an Iowa Corporation, Defendant (Case No. 2:16-cv-
03906-DCN) was transferred from the U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida to the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Carolina (Multidistrict Litigation Number
2514 (GJS)).

The case was brought on behalf of the Plaintiff and other
consumers who own structures containing defective Pella Architect
series windows.  It alleges that Pella's acts and omissions in
connection with its design, manufacture, warrant, sale and
delivery of the windows constitute fraud, negligence, breach of
implied warranty, breach of express warranty and unjust
enrichment.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Panagiotis "Pete" V. Albanis, Esq.
     MORGAN & MORGAN - COMPLEX LITIGATION GROUP
     12800 University Drive, Suite 600
     Fort Myers, FL 33907
     Phone: (239) 432-6605
     Fax: (239) 433-6836
     Email: palbanis@forthepeople.com

        - and -

     Frank M. Petosa, Esq.
     MORGAN & MORGAN - COMPLEX LITIGATION GROUP
     600 North Pine Island Road, Suite 400
     Plantation, FL 33324
     Phone: (954) 318-0268
     Fax: (954) 327-3018
     Email: fpetosa@forthepeople.com


PINE MANAGEMENT: Faces "Vasquez" Suit in S.D.N.Y.
-------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Pine Management,
Inc. The case is captioned as Damian Vasquez on behalf himself,
individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, the
Plaintiff, v. Pine Management, Inc., Tom Rohlman, Daniel Rohlman,
and Jason Rohlman, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-09714
(S.D.N.Y., Dec. 16, 2016).

Pine Management is a family-owned and operated real estate firm
focused on acquiring, developing, and managing rental apartment
buildings in New York.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


PIVOTAL PAYMENTS: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, "Newsom" Suit Says
----------------------------------------------------------------
Keisha Newsom, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated v. Pivotal Payments, Inc. d/b/a Capital Processing
Network, Case No. 3:16-cv-03023-MMA-NLS (S.D. Cal., December 14,
2016), seeks to stop the Defendants' practice of using an
artificial and prerecorded voice to deliver a message without
prior express consent of the called party.

Pivotal Payments, Inc. provides merchant services and payment
processing solutions to clients in various industries worldwide.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joshua Swigart, Esq.
      HYDE & SWIGART
      2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 101
      San Diego, CA 92108
      Telephone: (619) 233-7770
      Facsimile: (619) 297-1022
      E-mail: josh@westcoastlitigation.com

Q CLUB HOTEL: Ct. Certifies Residential Unit Owners Class
---------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. James I. Cohn granted the Plaintiff's motion for class
certification in the lawsuit titled GARY DEAR, as Class
Representative of those similarly situated v. Q CLUB HOTEL, LLC,
Case No. 0:15-cv-60474-JIC (S.D. Fla.).  The Court certifies this
class:

     Residential Unit Owners who, during the five-year period
     preceding the filing of this action (the "Class Period"),
     paid Q Club or persons acting on its behalf costs, expenses
     and charges which were billed as a Residential Unit Owner's
     allocated share of Shared Costs identified in Exhibit 7 to
     the Declaration.

The action involves a dispute among owners of a beachfront hotel
and condominium units located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Defendant Q Club Hotel, LLC owns and manages the Hotel Unit in the
Q Club Resort and Residences Condominium.  In that capacity, Q
Club markets, manages, and operates a hotel at the Condominium as
the "Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort." Plaintiff Gary Dear and
the putative Class Members are owners of one or more of the 333
"Residential Units" in the Condominium.

The Court appointed Gary Dear as class representative.  Steven R.
Jaffe, Esq., Mark S. Fistos, Esq., and Matthew Weissing, Esq., of
Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L., are
appointed as class counsel.

To the extent that the Plaintiff's Motion seeks to shift the costs
of notice to the Defendant, that request is denied with leave to
renew at the conclusion of this litigation, Judge Cohn said.

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


RETRIEVAL-MASTERS CREDITORS: Faces "Healy" Suit in E.D.N.Y.
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Retrieval-Masters
Creditors Bureau, Inc. The case is captioned as Raymond Healy,
Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc., doing
business as: American Medical Collection Agency, the Defendant,
Case No. 2:16-cv-06921 (E.D.N.Y., Dec. 15, 2016).

Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau is a collection agency located
in Elmsford.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


RHODE ISLAND: Gemmell Wants to Certify Class of Residents
---------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiffs in the lawsuit styled HELEN GEMMELL, and MEA
MARTINEZ, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. MELBA DEPENA AFFIGNE, in her official capacity as
Director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Case
No. 1:16-cv-00650 (D.R.I.), move the Court for an order certifying
a class consisting of these members:

     All Rhode Island residents who since January 1, 2016 have
     applied, are applying, or will apply for SNAP benefits
     through an initial application.

In a memorandum of law in support of their motion for class
certification, the Plaintiffs contend that they brought the
lawsuit on behalf of themselves and a proposed class of similarly
situated low-income Rhode Island residents.  They challenge the
Defendants' alleged failure to timely process new Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program ("SNAP") applications.  The
Plaintiffs assert that these violations have resulted in extreme
hardship for many of Rhode Island's most vulnerable residents,
many of whom rely on SNAP as their chief source of assistance to
purchase food.

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

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Lynette Labinger, Esq.
          RONEY & LABINGER LLP
          344 Wickenden St.
          Providence, RI 02903
          Telephone: (401) 421-9794
          Facsimile: (401) 421-0132
          E-mail: Labinger@roney-labinger.com

               - and -

          Greg Bass, Esq.
          Petra T. Tasheff, Esq.
          Francisca D. Fajana, Esq.
          AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF RHODE
          ISLAND, NATIONAL CENTER FOR LAW AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
          275 7th Avenue, Suite 1506
          New York, NY 10001
          Telephone: (212) 633-6967
          Facsimile: (212) 633-6371
          E-mail: bass@nclej.org
                  Tasheff@nclej.org


SABOR LATIN: "Cardenas" Class Suit Removed to S.D. Fla.
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The class action lawsuit captioned Carolina Cardenas and other
similarly situated non-exempt cooks v. Rafael Ramirez, Sabor Latin
Restaurant and Cafe, LLC, Elizabeth Nieto, Case No. 16-030270-CA-
01, was removed from the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida to the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami).
The District Court Clerk assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-25180-RNS to
the proceeding.

The case asserts labor-related claims.

The Defendants own and operate a restaurant in North Bay Village,
Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:
      Jason Saul Remer, Esq.
      REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
      Court House Tower
      44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
      Miami, FL 33130
      Telephone: (305) 416-5000
      Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
      E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com

The Defendant is represented by:

      Anthony Vincent Falzon, Esq.
      SIMON, SCHINDLER & SANDBERG LLP
      2650 Biscayne Blvd
      Miami, FL 33137
      Telephone: (305) 576-1300
      Facsimile: (305) 576-1331
      E-mail: afalzon@miami-law.net


SOCIAL SECURITY: Rose, Collins Appeal Ruling in "Robertson" Suit
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Plaintiffs Jenny Rose and Kathy Collins filed an appeal from a
court ruling in the lawsuit entitled KEVIN ROBERTSON, JENNY ROSE,
and KATHY COLLINS, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, in her
official Capacity as Acting Commissioner of the Social Security
Administration, Case No. 3:16-cv-02113 (S.D.W. Va.).

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter, the Hon.
Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order denying as moot
the Plaintiffs' motion for class certification, pursuant to the
Court's simultaneously filed order granting dismissal in the case
in favor of the Defendant.

The appellate case is captioned as Jenny Rose v. Carolyn Colvin,
Case No. 16-2377, in the United States Court of Appeals for the
Fourth Circuit.

Plaintiffs-Appellants JENNY ROSE and KATHY COLLINS, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, are represented
by:

          John Osborne Goss, Esq.
          GOSS, MEIER & FENTRESS
          735 North Newtown Road
          Norfolk, VA 23502
          Telephone: (757) 466-1095
          Facsimile: (757) 461-4670
          E-mail: johngoss@gossandfentress.com

               - and -

          Ned Pillersdorf, Esq.
          PILLERSDORF, DEROSSETT & BARRETT
          8 South 1st Avenue
          Prestonsburg, KY 41653-0000
          Telephone: (606) 886-6090
          Facsimile: (606) 886-6148
          E-mail: pillersn@gmail.com

               - and -

          Bren Joseph Pomponio, Esq.
          MOUNTAIN STATE JUSTICE INC.
          1031 Quarrier Street
          Charleston, WV 25301-0000
          Telephone: (304) 344-3144
          Facsimile: (304) 344-3145
          E-mail: bren@msjlaw.org

Defendant-Appellee CAROLYN W. COLVIN, in her official capacity as
Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, is
represented by:

          Marsha S. Edney, Esq.
          U. S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
          901 E Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20530-0000
          Telephone: (202) 514-4520
          Facsimile: (202) 318-1287
          E-mail: marsha.edney@usdoj.gov

               - and -

          Eric P. Kressman, Esq.
          SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, REGION 3
          P. O. Box 41777
          Philadelphia, PA 19101-0000
          Telephone: (215) 597-1847
          Facsimile: (215) 597-3300
          E-mail: ogc.phil.sdwv@ssa.gov

               - and -

          Matthew Charles Lindsay, Esq.
          OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
          SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
          300 Virginia Street East
          P. O. Box 1713
          Charleston, WV 25326-1713
          Telephone: (304) 345-2200
          Facsimile: (304) 347-5443
          E-mail: Matthew.Lindsay@usdoj.gov


SOLOMON VIGH: Accused of Wrongful Conduct Over Debt Collection
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Salvatore Sofia, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. Solomon, Vigh, P.A., and Marvin Solomon, Case No.
2:16-cv-14562-RLR (S.D. Fla., December 14, 2016), seeks to stop
the Defendant's unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt.

The Defendants own and operate a law firm located at 1702 N
Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Sovathary K. Jacobson, Esq.
      Leo Wassner Desmond, Esq.
      DESMOND LAW FIRM, P.C.
      5070 A1A Suite D
      Vero Beach, FL 34963
      Telephone: (772) 231-9600
      Facsimile: (772) 231-0300
      E-mail: jacobson@verobeachlegal.com
              lwd@verobeachlegal.com


SPOTIFY USA: Seeks 9th Circuit Review of Ruling in "Ingalls" Suit
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Spotify USA Inc. filed an appeal from a court ruling in the
lawsuit titled Gregory Ingalls, et al. v. Spotify USA Inc., Case
No. 3:16-cv-03533-WHA, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California, San Francisco.

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter, the
Plaintiffs seek declaratory relief, injunctive relief, equitable
relief, damages, and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs under
the Automatic Purchase Renewal Law and California's Unfair
Competition Law to address Defendant's alleged unlawful, unfair,
and fraudulent practices with respect to paid subscription Premium
Subscription Service.

Spotify is an international commercial music streaming service
with more than 75 million active users worldwide.

The appellate case is captioned as Gregory Ingalls, et al. v.
Spotify USA Inc., Case No. 16-17238, in the United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The briefing schedule in the Appellate Case is set as follows:

   -- Transcript must be ordered by January 5, 2017;

   -- Transcript is due on February 6, 2017;

   -- Appellant Spotify USA Inc.'s opening brief is due on
      March 16, 2017;

   -- Appellees Tony Hong and Gregory Ingalls' answering brief is
      due on April 17, 2017; and

   -- Appellant's optional reply brief is due 14 days after
      service of the answering brief.

Plaintiffs-Appellees GREGORY INGALLS and TONY HONG, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, are represented
by:

          Gillian Leigh Wade, Esq.
          MILSTEIN ADELMAN JACKSON FAIRCHILD & WADE, LLP
          10250 Constellation Boulevard, 14th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 396-9600
          Facsimile: (310) 396-9635
          E-mail: gwade@majfw.com

Defendant-Appellant SPOTIFY USA INC., a Delaware corporation, is
represented by:

          Joseph E. Addiego, III, Esq.
          DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP
          505 Montgomery Street
          San Francisco, CA 94111
          Telephone: (415) 276-6500
          E-mail: joeaddiego@dwt.com

               - and -

          Scott R. Commerson, Esq.
          DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP
          865 S. Figueroa Street
          Los Angeles, CA 90017-2566
          Telephone: (213) 633-6800
          E-mail: scottcommerson@dwt.com

               - and -

          Stephen M. Rummage, Esq.
          DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP
          1201 Third Avenue
          Seattle, WA 98101-3045
          Telephone: (206) 757-8136
          E-mail: steverummage@dwt.com


SUDS PIZZA: Settlement in "Cunningham" Has Initial Approval
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In the case, ADAM CUNNINGHAM, ALEX CHEFALO, and REMO PAGLIA, et
al., Plaintiffs, v. SUDS PIZZA, INC., MARK'S PIZZERIA, INC., and
MARK S. CRANE, Defendants, No. 15-cv-6462 (W.D. N.Y.), Magistrate
Judge Jonathan W. Feldman granted preliminarily the parties' joint
stipulation of settlement and release.

The Court will hold a Settlement Hearing on March 17, 2017, to
determine whether the proposed Settlement Agreement, including the
proposed plan of allocation, is fair, reasonable, and adequate and
should be granted final approval.

The Court further ordered the class counsel to file moving papers
in support of final approval of the Settlement Agreement no later
than February 28, 2017.

The deadline to make a motion for attorneys' fees and costs
is February 28, 2017.

A copy of the Court's Order dated December 2, 2016 is available at
https://goo.gl/q9E6s4 from Leagle.com.

Alex Chefalo, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Justin M.
Cordello, Cordello Law PLLC & Robert L. Mullin, Ferr and Mullin.

Suds Pizza, Inc., Defendant, represented by Kevin Joseph Mulvehill
-- kmulvehill@phillipslytle.com -- Phillips Lytle LLP, Linda T.
Prestegaard -- lprestegaard@phillipslytle.com -- Phillips Lytle
LLP & Joanna Jung-Yao Chen -- jchen@phillipslytle.com -- Phillips
Lytle LLP.


SURROUND PROTECTION: Faces "Lett" Suit Seeking OT Pay Under FLSA
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ERIC LETT, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated,
Plaintiff(s), v. SURROUND PROTECTION & INVESTIGATIONS, LLC, and
LONNIE FOSTER, Individually, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-04583-
ELR (N.D. Ga., December 14, 2016), seeks to recover alleged unpaid
overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorneys' fees and
costs, and other relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants provide professional security of unarmed and armed
security officers for apartment complexes, condominiums, and
commercial businesses in retail establishments.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Carlos V. Leach, Esq.
     MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
     191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 4200
     Post Office Box 57007
     Atlanta, GA 30343-1007
     Phone: (404) 965-8811
     Fax: (404) 965-8812
     E-mail: CLeach@forthepeople.com


TEVA PHARACEUTICALS: Trust Fund Alleges Fluocinonide Price-Fixing
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PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 178 HEALTH & WELFARE TRUST FUND, on
behalf of itself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v.
TEVA PHARACEUTICALS USA INC.; TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD.;
TARO PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.; TARO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD.; SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD., FOUGERA PHARMACEUTICALS,
INC.; SANDOZ, INC.; NOVARTIS INTERNATIONAL AG; ACTAVIS HOLDCO
U.S., INC., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-09659 (S.D.N.Y., December
14, 2016),  alleges that Defendants Teva, Taro, Fougera, and
Actavis -- the principal manufacturers of generic fluocinonide --
have conspired, combined, and contracted to fix, raise, maintain,
and stabilize the prices at which generic fluocinonide would be
sold.

The Defendants are pharmaceutical companies.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Scott A. Martin, Esq.
     HAUSFELD LLP
     33 Whitehall Street
     14th Floor, New York, NY 10004
     Phone: (646) 357-1100
     Fax: (212) 202-4322
     Email: smartin@hausfeld.com

        - and -

     Michael P. Lehmann, Esq.
     Bonny E. Sweeney, Esq.
     Christopher L. Lebsock, Esq.
     Stephanie Y. Cho, Esq.
     HAUSFELD LLP
     600 Montgomery Street, Suite 3200
     San Francisco, CA 94111
     Phone: (415) 633-1908
     Fax: (415) 358-4980
     Email: mlehmann@hausfeld.com
     Email: bsweeney@hausfeld.com
     Email: clebsock@hausfeld.com

        - and -

     Michael D. Hausfeld, Esq.
     Sathya S. Gosselin, Esq.
     Jeannine M. Kenney, Esq.
     HAUSFELD LLP 1700 K Street NW, Suite 650
     Washington, DC 20006
     Tel: (202) 540-7200
     Fax: (202) 540-7201
     Email: mhausfeld@hausfeld.com
     Email: sgosselin@hausfeld.com
     Email: jkenney@hausfeld.com

        - and -

     Lee Albert, Esq.
     Gregory B. Linkh, Esq.
     GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
     122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 2920
     New York, NY 10168
     Phone: (212) 682-5340
     Fax: (212) 884-0988
     Email: lalbert@glancylaw.com
     Email: glinkh@glancylaw.com


THREE GROUP: "Wing" Suit Alleges Violations of Cal. Labor Code
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Michelle Wing, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated and on behalf of the general public, Plaintiff, v. THREE
GROUP, INC., a California corporation, and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive, Defendants, Case No. BC 643883 (Cal. Super., County of
Los Angeles, December 14, 2016), seeks penalties and wages for
Defendant's alleged violations of the California Labor Code.

THREE GROUP, INC. -- http://www.three-group.com/-- is an
independent market research company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Kenneth S. Gaines, Esq.
     Daniel F. Gaines, Esq.
     Alex P. Katofsky, Esq.
     Sepideh Ardestani, Esq.
     GAINES & GAINES, APLC
     27200 Agoura Road, Suite 101
     Calabasas, CA 91301
     Phone: (818) 703-8985
     Fax: (818) 703-8984
     E-mail: ken@gaineslawfirm.com
             daniel@gaineslawfirm.com
             alex@gaineslawfirm.com
             sepideh@gaineslawfirm.com


TRADEWINDS BEVERAGE: "Martin" Suit Alleges False Advertising
------------------------------------------------------------
ANGERLIA MARTIN, on behalf of herself, all others similarly
situated, and the general public, Plaintiff, v. TRADEWINDS
BEVERAGE COMPANY, Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-09249 (C.D. Cal.,
December 14, 2016), alleges that Tradewinds falsely advertises and
markets various iced tea products as "100% natural," containing
"100% natural ingredients," or being made "with all natural
ingredients," when many flavors contain the artificial coloring,
caramel color, which is not a natural ingredient, rendering these
statements false.

Plaintiff brings this action seeking injunctive and monetary
relief on behalf of herself, all other similarly-situated
California consumers, and the general public, alleging violations
of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition
Law, and False Advertising Law as well as Tradewinds' breach of
express and implied warranties.

TRADEWINDS BEVERAGE COMPANY markets and sells various flavors of
sweetened and unsweetened iced teas, in both single bottles, and
multi-bottle packs.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


UBER TECHNOLOGIES: Conference in "Congdon" Suit Set for Feb. 13
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted in part and denied in part
the Defendants' motion to compel the Non-Opt-Out Plaintiffs in the
lawsuit entitled CHUCH CONGDON, ET AL. v. UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,
ET AL., Case No. 4:16-cv-02499-YGR (N.D. Cal.), into arbitration
and to stay the case as to the Opt-Out Plaintiffs pending the
completion of the arbitration proceedings.

The Court compels Non-Opt-Out Plaintiffs into arbitration.  The
Court denies Uber's motion to stay the proceedings as to the Opt-
Out Plaintiffs.

Judge Rogers denies the Plaintiffs' motion for class certification
as moot.

The Plaintiffs bring the putative class action complaint against
Uber and its wholly owned subsidiaries for alleged breaches of
contract related to the charging of certain fees.  Relevant to the
instant motion, certain Plaintiffs entered into arbitration
agreements with Uber.  Specifically, plaintiffs Bailey, Congdon,
Martinez, Scheinkman, Torres, Webber, Winters, and Zuniga signed
agreements and did not opt out of the arbitration provision within
said agreements (the "Non-Opt-Out Plaintiffs").

The Court further sets a Case Management Conference for Feb. 13,
2017, at 2:00 p.m.  By February 6, 2017, the parties must file a
joint case management statement in compliance with the Civil Local
Rules of the Northern District of California and the Court's
Standing Order in Civil Cases.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=IusFyb7v


UNITED CREDIT: Has Until Jan. 6 to Answer "Merkovich" Complaint
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. William E. Duffin granted the parties' joint motion for
an extension of time to answer the complaint filed in the lawsuit
captioned JEFFREY MERKOVICH v. UNITED CREDIT SERVICE, INC., Case
No. 2:16-cv-01374-WED (E.D. Wisc.).

The Defendant will answer or otherwise respond to the complaint
not later than January 6, 2017, Judge Duffin ruled.  As for the
Plaintiff's "protective" motion for class certification, the
motion is terminated for administrative purposes.  All briefing
regarding this motion is suspended.  Briefing will proceed upon
the filing of an amended motion for class certification, Judge
Duffin added.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=TO4Uo9dT


UNITED STATES: Pennington-Thurman Appeals Decision to 8th Circuit
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Plaintiff Wilma M. Pennington-Thurman, on behalf of herself and
others similarly situated, filed an appeal from an order dated
October 27, 2016, and an order dated November 7, 2016, relating to
the lawsuit titled Wilma Pennington-Thurman v. United States, et
al., Case No. 4:15-cv-01628-RWS, in the U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis.

The appellate case is captioned as Wilma Pennington-Thurman v.
United States, et al., Case No. 16-4346, in the United States
Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Plaintiff-Appellant Wilma M. Pennington-Thurman, of Saint Louis,
Missouri, appears pro se.


UNITED STATES: D.C. Cir. Appeal Filed in "Welborn" Suit vs. IRS
---------------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiffs Becky Welborn, Wendy Windrich and Beth B. DuPree filed
an appeal from a court ruling in their lawsuit entitled Becky
Welborn, et al. v. IRS, et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-01352-RMC, in the
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter, District
Judge Rosemary M. Collyer dismissed the Case.  The Plaintiffs, on
behalf of a proposed class, allege that the Internal Revenue
Service, IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen, and IRS employees,
identified as Does 1-100, violated their rights under the Privacy
Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552a; the Administrative Procedure Act, 5
U.S.C. Section 701 et seq.; and the Internal Revenue Code, 26
U.S.C. Section 6103, by disclosing or failing to prevent the
disclosure of their personal identification information to third
parties.

The appellate case is captioned as Becky Welborn, et al. v. IRS,
et al., Case No. 16-5365, in the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The briefing schedule in the Appellate Case is set as follows:

   -- Appellants' docketing statement is due on January 4, 2017;

   -- Appellant certificate as to parties is due on January 4,
      2017;

   -- Appellant statement of issues is due on January 4, 2017;

   -- Appellant underlying decision is due on January 4, 2017;

   -- Appellant deferred appendix statement is due on January 4,
      2017;

   -- Appellant notice of appearance is due on January 4, 2017;

   -- Appellant transcript status report is due on January 4,
      2017;

   -- Appellant procedural motions are due on January 4, 2017;

   -- Appellant dispositive motions are due on January 19, 2017;

   -- Appellee certificate as to parties is due on January 4,
      2017;

   -- Appellee entry of appearance is due on January 4, 2017;

   -- Appellee procedural motions are due on January 4, 2017; and

   -- Appellee dispositive motions are due on January 19, 2017.

Plaintiffs-Appellants Becky Welborn, On behalf of herself and all
others similarly situated; Wendy Windrich, On behalf of herself
and all others similarly situated; and Beth B. DuPree are
represented by:

          Steven William Teppler, Esq.
          ABBOTT LAW GROUP, PA
          2929 Plummer Cove Road
          Jacksonville, FL 32223
          Telephone: (904) 292-1111
          E-mail: steppler@abbottlawpa.com


VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS: Pundt Files Appeal to U.S. Supreme Ct.
--------------------------------------------------------------
Edward Pundt, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly
Situated, Petitioner v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al., Case
No. 16-762 (U.S. Sup. Ct., Dec. 15, 2016), is an appeal filed
before the United States Supreme Court from a lower court decision
in a class action, Case No. 14-10553 (5th Cir.).

Verizon Communications, Inc., is a broadband telecommunications
company and the largest U.S. wireless communications service
provider as of September 2014, and a corporate component of the
Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Petitioner is represented by:

          Curtis L. Kennedy, Esq.
          8405 E. Princeton Ave.
          Denver, CO 80237-1741
          Telephone: (303) 770 0440
          E-mail: curtislkennedy@aol.com


WALKERHEALTHCAREIT LLC: "Bey" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
----------------------------------------------------------
Debra Bey, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. WalkerHealthCareIt, LLC,
WalkerSearchGroup, LLC, Encore Health Resources, LLC, Tiffany
Walker and Gregory Walker, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-01167
(S.D. Ohio, December 13, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid overtime
wages, liquidated damages and other damages under the Fair Labor
Standards Act of 1938 and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards.

Debra Bey worked for Defendants as an ATE Go-Live Support
Consultant at OhioHealth. She claims to have rendered unpaid, non-
billable work for Defendants such as travelling to and from their
assigned location, attending orientation and training and
conference calls.

WalkerHealthIT, LLC and WalkerSearchGroup, LLC recruit and hire
individuals to assist hospitals and healthcare organizations with
their implementation and administration of an integrated health
computer system. Walker's principal place of business is located
in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Walker provides its services to
customers nationwide.

Encore Health Resources, LLC manages the day to day duties of
individuals that are recruited and hired by Walker to assist
hospitals and healthcare organizations with the implementation and
administration to an integrated health computer system. Encore's
principal place of business is located in Houston, Texas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Andrew C. Ficzko, Esq.
     STEPHAN ZOURAS, LLP
     205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2560
     Chicago, IL 60601
     Tel: (312) 233-1550
     Email: aficzko@stephanzouras.com

            - and -

     James Papakirk, Esq.
     Gregory E. Hull, Esq.
     FLAGEL & PAPAKIRK, LLC
     50 E Business Way, Suite 410
     Cincinnati, OH 45241
     Tel: (513) 984-8111
     Fax: (513) 984-8118
     Email: jpapakirk@fp-legal.com
            ghull@fp-legal.com


WELLS FARGO: Williams Appeals S.D. Iowa Ruling to Eighth Circuit
----------------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiffs Cara Williams, Johnita Slaughter, Mandre Miller, James
Collier, Teresa Jones, Chance Kenyon, Anthony Williams, Dwann
Jones and Leroy Fields-Campbell filed an appeal from a court
ruling in their lawsuit styled Cara Williams, et al. v. Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A., Case No. 4:15-cv-00038-CRW, in the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines.

As previously reported in the Class Action Reporter, the Hon.
Judge Charles R. Wolle granted the Defendant's summary judgment
against the plaintiffs in the "Williams" Case.  The Plaintiffs
seek damages and other relief from Wells Fargo.  The Plaintiffs
are terminated former WF employees or not-hired applicants, who
have alleged that WF unlawfully discriminated against them by
uniformly applying Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Section
19 because they had committed the specified crimes of dishonesty,
breach of trust, or money laundering.

The appellate case is captioned as Cara Williams, et al. v. Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A., Case No. 16-4372, in the United States Court of
Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

The Plaintiffs-Appellants are represented by:

          Leonard E. Bates, Esq.
          Thomas A. Newkirk, Esq.
          NEWKIRK LAW FIRM
          515 E. Locust Street, Suite 300
          Des Moines, IA 50309
          Telephone: (515) 883-2000
          E-mail: lbates@newkirklaw.com
                  tnewkirk@newkirklaw.com

               - and -

          Laura L. Ho, Esq.
          James Kan, Esq.
          GOLDSTEIN, BORGEN, DARDARIAN & HO
          300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000
          Oakland, CA 94612
          Telephone: (510) 763-9800
          Facsimile: (510) 835-1417
          E-mail: holho@gbdhlegal.com
                  jkan@gbdhlegal.com

Defendant-Appellee Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is represented by:

          Gregory Paul Abrams, Esq.
          MORGAN & LEWIS
          77 W. Wacker Drive, 5th Floor
          Chicago, IL 60601-0000
          Telephone: (312) 324-1000
          E-mail: gabrams@morganlewis.com

               - and -

          Michael Giudicessi, Esq.
          Britt L. Teply Carlson, Esq.
          FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP
          801 Grand Avenue, 33rd Floor
          Des Moines, IA 50309-8011
          Telephone: (515) 248-9000
          Facsimile: (515) 248-9010
          E-mail: michael.giudicessi@FaegreBD.com
                  britt.teply@FaegreBD.com

               - and -

          John P. Mandler, Esq.
          FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP
          2200 Wells Fargo Center
          90 S. Seventh Street
          Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901
          Telephone: (612) 766-7000
          E-mail: john.mandler@FaegreBD.com


YAHOO INC: Faces "Vail" Suit in N.D. Cal. Over Data Breach
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Amy Vail, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly
situated individuals v. Yahoo Inc., Case No. 3:16-cv-07154 (N.D.
Cal., December 14, 2016), is an action for damages as a result of
the Defendant's failure to adequately protect its users' sensitive
personal information or itself from data breaches.

Yahoo Inc. is a Delaware corporation that operates a host of
Internet websites and services, including web portal, search
engine and email service, among others.

Amy Vail is a pro se plaintiff.

YAHOO INC: Faces "Mortensen" Suit in N.D. of California
-------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo Inc. The case
is entitled as Andrew J. Mortensen, Individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Yahoo Inc., the
Defendant, Case No. 5:16-cv-07182-NC (N.D. Cal., Dec. 15, 2016).
The case is assigned to Hon. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M.
Cousins.

Yahoo is an American multinational technology company
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Yahoo was founded by Jerry
Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March
2, 1995.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

               - and -

          Jasper Ward, Esq.
          JONES WARD PLC
          312 S. Fourth Street, 6th Floor
          Louisville, KY 40202
          Telephone: (502) 882 6000
          Facsimile: (502) 587 2006
          E-mail: jasper@jonesward.com

               - and -

          Paul C. Whalen, Esq.
          Law Office of Paul C. Whalen
          768 Plandome Road
          Manhasset, NY 11030
          Telephone: (516) 426 6870
          E-mail: pcwhalen@gmail.com

               - and -

          Mark Samuel Greenstone, Esq.
          GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
          1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 201 9150
          Facsimile: (310) 201 9160
          E-mail: mgreenstone@glancylaw.com


ZION MANAGEMENT: Faces "Jones" Suit in District of Utah
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Zions Management
Services. The case is titled as Jodi J. Jones, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Zions
Management Services, doing business as Zions First National Bank,
the Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-00170-DN (D. Utah., Dec. 15,
2016). The case is assigned to Hon. Judge David Nuffer.

Zions Management Services Company operates as a subsidiary of
Zions Bancorporation.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Theron D. Morrison, Esq.
          290 25th St
          Ogden, UT 84401
          Telephone: (801) 392 9324
          E-mail: therondmorrison@gmail.com




                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Shipowners Lose Summary Judgment Bid in "Bartel"
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In WILLARD E. BARTEL (Administrator for Estate of William A.
Lawrence), ET AL., Plaintiffs, v. A-C PRODUCT LIABILITY TRUST, ET
AL., Defendants, E.D. PA Civil Action No. 5:11-45628-ER,
Consolidated Under No. MDL 875 (E.D. Pa.), Judge Eduardo C.
Robreno denied in part -- and denied without prejudice in part --
the Thompson Hine Shipowner Defendants' Motion for Summary
Judgment as follows:

   (1) The motion is DENIED as to the arguments related to
judicial estoppel (with respect to all claims);

   (2) With respect to Plaintiffs' non-malignancy claims, the
motion is DENIED without prejudice as to the arguments related to
the real party in interest/standing; and

   (3) With respect to Plaintiffs' malignancy claims, the motion
is DENIED as to the arguments related to the real party in
interest/standing.

A full-text copy of Judge Robreno's Memorandum dated December 16,
2016, is available at https://is.gd/5MsSES and Order is available
at https://is.gd/cFx3W9 from Leagle.com.

DAVID C. PEEBLES, Plaintiff, represented by DONALD A. KRISPIN, THE
JAQUES ADMIRALTY LAW FIRM, P.C..

DAVID C. PEEBLES, Plaintiff, represented by JOHN E. HERRICK,
MOTLEY RICE LLC & JOHN DAVID HURST, MOTLEY RICE LLC.

WILLARD E. BARTEL, Plaintiff, represented by DONALD A. KRISPIN,
THE JAQUES ADMIRALTY LAW FIRM, P.C., JOHN E. HERRICK, MOTLEY RICE
LLC & JOHN DAVID HURST, MOTLEY RICE LLC.

A-C PRODUCT LIABILITY TRUST, Defendant, represented by WILLIAM A.
VISCOMI.

ARGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Defendant, represented by EDWARD
J. CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

AUBURN MFG. CO., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

AURORA PUMP DIVISION OF GENERAL SIGNAL CORP., Defendant,
represented by ERNEST W. AUCIELLO, JR., TUCKER, ELLIS & WEST LLP.

BOYD CO., A.B., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

BRYAN STEAM CORP., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

FARRELL LINES INC., Defendant, represented by HAROLD W. HENDERSON,
THOMPSON, HINE LLP, RICHARD C. BINZLEY, THOMPSON, HINE AND FLORY &
SUSAN K. DIRKS, THOMPSON HINE LLP.

FEDERAL-MOGUL CORPORATION, Defendant, represented by EDWARD J.
CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

GATKE CORPORATION, Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

GOODALL RUBBER CO., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

HAJOCA CORP., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS, GALLAGHER
SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

INGERSOLL-DRESSER PUMP, Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

INGERSOLL-RAND CORPORATION, Defendant, represented by EDWARD J.
CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

JANOS INDUSTRIAL INSULATION CORP., Defendant, represented by
EDWARD J. CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

JOHN CRANE INC., Defendant, represented by STEPHEN H. DANIELS,
MCMAHON DEGULIS LLP.

MELRATH GASKET, INC., Defendant, represented by WILLIAM A.
VISCOMI.

NOLAND COMPANY, Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS,
GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

PECORA CORP., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J. CASS, GALLAGHER
SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

PHOENIX SPECIALTY MANUFACTURING CO., INC., Defendant, represented
by EDWARD J. CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

PREFERRED UTILITIES MFG. CORP., Defendant, represented by EDWARD
J. CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

RHOPAC INC., Defendant, represented by ERNEST W. AUCIELLO, JR.,
TUCKER, ELLIS & WEST LLP.

SKINNER ENGINE COMPANY, INC., Defendant, represented by EDWARD J.
CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

UNIROYAL CHEMICAL CO., Defendant, represented by ERIC LARSON
ZALUD, BENESICH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN & ARONOFF.

WARREN PUMPS, INC., Defendant, represented by JAMES T. MILLICAN,
II, GALLAGHER SHARP.

ZIMMERMAN PACKING & MFG., INC., Defendant, represented by EDWARD
J. CASS, GALLAGHER SHARP FULTON NORMAN.

UNITED FRUIT COMPANY, Defendant, represented by HAROLD W.
HENDERSON, THOMPSON, HINE LLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 3rd Cir. Affirms Dismissal of Suit vs. CSX
-----------------------------------------------------------
Plaintiff-Appellant James Collier filed suit against CSX
Transportation, Inc., in 2015 because he suffers from lung cancer
that he alleges arose from his exposure to asbestos while working
for CSX, a railroad company, and its predecessors-in-interest in
the 1960s and 1970s.  In 1994, he had settled an earlier action
against CSX that included claims for injuries for exposure to
asbestos during his employment.  In furtherance of the settlement,
Collier executed a document releasing CSX from all future claims
based on exposure to a number of different contaminants, including
claims for cancer arising out of his exposure to asbestos.
Therefore, when Collier filed suit against CSX in 2015 for a claim
related to his asbestos exposure and his new cancer diagnosis, CSX
moved to dismiss the action pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 12(b)(6) based on the agreement settling Collier's
earlier action.  The District Court granted CSX's motion and
Collier appeals.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed
the dismissal of Collier's action, holding that in consideration
of a motion to dismiss, a court may consider unquestionably
authentic exhibits in determining whether a plaintiff plausibly
would be entitled to relief.  Collier sued CSX based on his
exposure to asbestos and settled that claim by executing a release
that specifically released any claim for cancer that might arise
from his work-related exposure to asbestos.  The Third Circuit
said he could not plausibly claim that he did not know that cancer
was a risk of asbestos exposure, and it would be implausible to
conclude that he did not know of his exposure to asbestos when he
settled his prior asbestos-related case.  Therefore, the District
Court properly dismissed this case, the Third Circuit ruled.

The appeals case is JAMES S. COLLIER; MARY ELIZABETH COLLIER, H/W,
Appellants, v. CSX TRANSPORTATION INC., No. 16-1999 (3d Cir.).  A
full-text copy of the Opinion dated December 16, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/BVc7pI from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court Denies Bid to Stay "Davidson"
----------------------------------------------------
"Assuming the truth of every nonconclusory factual allegation in
the defendants' amended notice of removal, and liberally
construing the scope of 28 U.S.C. Section 1442, the defendants
have failed to meet their rudimentary pleading burden for federal
officer removal.  The defendants' request for a stay is denied,"
Judge Vince Chhabria of the United States District Court for the
Northern District of California, ruled in a December 9, 2016,
order, a full-text copy of which is available at
https://is.gd/ooKaZE from Leagle.com.

The case is WILLIAM DAVIDSON, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ALCATEL-
LUCENT USA INC., et al., Defendants, Case No. 16-cv-05766-VC (N.D.
Calif.).

William Davidson, Plaintiff, represented by Benno B. Ashrafi,
Weitz and Luxenberg P.C..

William Davidson, Plaintiff, represented by Leonard Sandoval,
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. & Benno B. Ashrafi, Weitz and Luxenberg,
P.C..

Pearl Davidson, Plaintiff, represented by Leonard Sandoval, Weitz
& Luxenberg, P.C. & Benno B. Ashrafi, Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C..

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Defendant, represented by Meghan R.
McMeel, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Alison Lee Maddeford,
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP & Joshua Douglas Lee, Riley Safer
Holmes Cancila, pro hac vice.

AT&T Corp., Defendant, represented by Meghan R. McMeel, Riley
Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Alison Lee Maddeford, Riley Safer
Holmes & Cancila LLP & Joshua Douglas Lee, Riley Safer Holmes
Cancila, pro hac vice.

Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Defendant, represented by Meghan
R. McMeel, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Alison Lee Maddeford,
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP & Joshua Douglas Lee, Riley Safer
Holmes Cancila, pro hac vice.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ark. High Court Affirms Dismissal of "Hendrix"
---------------------------------------------------------------
Appellant Brenda Hendrix, individually, and as the Special
Administratrix of the Estate of Guy D. Hendrix, Deceased, appeals
the amended judgment entered by the Saline County Circuit Court
granting the motion to dismiss filed by appellee Alcoa, Inc.  The
estate contends that the exclusive-remedy provision of the
Arkansas Workers' Compensation Act does not bar a common-law tort
action against the decedent's employer because the Act provides no
remedy for the disease that caused the decedent's death.

The Supreme Court of Arkansas accepted certification of the case
from the Arkansas Court of Appeals in accordance with Arkansas
Supreme Court Rule 1-2(d), on the basis that the appeal presents
an issue of first impression concerning a matter of substantial
public interest and a significant question of law concerning the
interpretation of an act of the General Assembly.

In keeping with legislative intent, the Supreme Court affirmed the
circuit court's decision.

BRENDA HENDRIX, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE
ESTATE OF GUY D. HENDRIX, DECEASED, Appellant, v. ALCOA, INC.,
Appellee, No. CV-15-558 (Ark.).

A full-text copy of the Decision dated December 15, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/dDEif9 from Leagle.com.

Simmons Hanly Conroy, by: William Kohlburn; Odom Law Firm, P.A.
by: Russell Winburn; and Cullen & Co., PLLC by: Tim Cullen, for
appellant.

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP by: H. Barret Marshall, Jr.;
and Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP by: Rodney P. Moore and Michael
A. Thompson, for appellee Alcoa Inc.

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP by: Robert S. Shafer and Guy Alton
Wade, for amici curiae Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and
Associated Industries of Arkansas, Inc.

Worley, Wood & Parrish, P.A. by: Jarrod S. Parrish, for amicus
curiae Arkansas Self Insurers Association.

David L. Pake, for amicus curiae Death & Permanent Total
Disability Trust Fund.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Pa. Asbestos Trial Consolidation Could Be Ending
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Max Mitchell, writing for The Legal Intelligencer, reported that
defense attorneys have long said the practice of consolidating
asbestos trials in Philadelphia gives the plaintiffs' bar an
unfair advantage, but some are now looking to a recent state
Supreme Court decision as an indication that the consolidation of
asbestos trials might be on its way out.

The practice of consolidating trials began more than 25 years ago
in an effort to get control of a spiraling backlog of asbestos
cases. Consolidation was credited with quickly wiping out the
backlog and became the standard for how asbestos cases would be
tried in Philadelphia.

Nearly five years ago, however, the court eliminated mandatory
consolidation and placed a limit on the number of cases that could
be consolidated into a single trial. Since then, the number of
asbestos cases being tried to verdict has been decreasing, which
attorneys attributed to growing success with mediation. Of the
cases that go to trial, thought, many are still consolidated.

However, according to defense attorneys, the Supreme Court's
recent decision in Rost v. Ford Motor might help the defense bar
in its efforts to challenge consolidation.

According to Peter J. Neeson of Rawle and Henderson, the Rost
decision may be the final nail in the coffin for the practice, as
another opinion defense attorneys can point to when seeking to
sever cases.

One of the numerous asbestos-related topics at issue in Rost was
the practice of mandatory consolidation, and whether it should
have necessitated a new trial for the defendant. The majority
determined that, although the trial judge had improperly failed to
consider whether consolidation was appropriate, the mistake was
harmless error.

Although the majority decided not to overturn the verdict, Neeson
said the language should bolster defendants challenging
consolidation, and pointed to a strongly worded dissent from Chief
Justice Thomas G. Saylor, who said that "the high potential for
prejudice is evident, even if one were to discount the emerging
empirical evidence referenced by Ford."

"The justices have acknowledged that trying more than one case
together is problematic from a fairness standpoint and from the
standpoint of the jurors trying to keep the cases separate,"
Neeson said. "It's no longer going to be practiced."

Another defense attorney, who declined to be named for the story,
agreed that the case will provide defendants some strong language
when bringing their case against consolidation before the trial
court.

"The way they phrased it, they need a real showing of
commonality," the attorney said. "They need very similar cases,
very similar facts involved."

Edward Nass of Nass Cancelliere Brenner, who represents
plaintiffs, disagreed and said that, while the case leans strongly
against mandatory consolidation, that practice was done away with
in 2012.

"I think there will be and should be plenty of instances in the
future where it should be appropriate to consolidate asbestos
cases for trial," Nass said.

Before the court implemented the rule in 2012 doing away with
mandatory consolidation, there was no rule outlining consolidation
in Philadelphia, but it was viewed as mandatory, and as many as 10
cases could have been consolidated for trial.

According to Justice Christine L. Donohue, who wrote the majority
decision in Rost, the judge overseeing the Rost trial dismissed
Ford's request to sever the case for trial by saying, "We have all
been doing it for years." After Ford continued seeking severance
of the cases, the judge said, "We don't sever cases," and, "In
Philadelphia, we have been doing so for years."

Along with eliminating mandatory consolidation, the 2012 rule
capped the number of cases that could be consolidated at three,
and outlined several factors that judges would need to consider
before deciding to consolidate cases.

In deciding that the trial judge had improperly failed to consider
severing the Rost case before trial, Donohue said courts have long
held that a statewide rule regarding consolidation "only permits
(rather than requires) the consolidation."

Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler attorney Steven J.
Cooperstein, who tried Rost, noted that the case was tried before
the local rule was put in place, so judges were still using
mandatory consolidation. But, given the protocol now in place, he
said the opinion shouldn't foreclose any arguments about
consolidation from the defense.

"Going forward, I think the message to the trial judges here is,
make sure you do exercise your discretion. If cases are going to
be tried together, look to see if it's appropriate, if there are
common issues of fact and law, or if it might be prejudicial,"
Cooperstein said. "If the trial court properly exercises
discretion and decides that two or three can be tried together
fairly, I don't think Rost stops the trial judge from doing so."

Nass agreed and said he did not think the decision will give the
defense bar more of an argument when challenging consolidation.
"In my opinion it doesn't give them any more ammunition than they
already have, because with these protocols in place, they have to
consider the different factors," Cooperstein said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: London Hospital Trust Pays GBP1.3-Mil.
-------------------------------------------------------
Evening Standard reported that one of London's largest health
trusts has paid out more than GBP1.3 million in compensation to
people who developed illnesses from asbestos while in hospital.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust -- which runs two of London's
largest hospitals -- has been hit with 20 legal claims since 2001,
figures show.

The trust is just one of many London hospitals and health centres
which contain the microscopic harmful minerals, commonly used in
building materials for years.

Both of its major hospitals and six of its smaller community
centres still contain asbestos and GBP3.9 million has been spent
on removing it since 2001.

The Standard contacted all London health authorities for figures
of the compensation paid out for asbestos-related illnesses.

Of the trusts which replied, St Guy's and South West London and St
George's NHS trust were the only others to have given payouts. The
South West London trust received one legal claim due to illness
relating to asbestos, and admitted three of their buildings still
have the material.

Liz Darlison, consultant nurse and director of services at charity
Mesothelioma UK, said she has "lost count" of the number of
doctors and nurses with mesothelioma -- a rare cancer which can be
caused by asbestos.

She said: "It's not just doctors and nurses but maintenance people
and hospital workers generally.

"But it doesn't matter what your background is or career pathway,
whether you are a doctor, secretary or car mechanic, nobody
expects to have a life-limiting disease."

The presence of asbestos in Guy's Hospital -- which was founded in
the 18th century -- has been known for some time.

Consultant anaesthetist Andrew Lawson, who was a medical student
at St Guy's Hospital, died aged 55 two years ago from
mesothelioma..

He wrote in the Telegraph before he died: "It seems that, while at
medical school, I was exposed to asbestos fibres in some part of
the hospital (four other doctors and dentists from my era
developed the disease; I am the only one surviving)."

But the Health and Safety Executive -- the watchdog which monitors
hospitals -- said the fact London's hospitals know exactly where
their asbestos is suggests responsible management.

"Lots of buildings have asbestos," a spokeswoman said. "If you
want a building used as a work place then the duty holder has a
duty to manage the asbestos.

"And sometimes it's less risky to leave it in place. It only
becomes harmful if the fibres are released in the atmosphere."

Ms Darlison said: "As long as it's not airborne, it's allegedly
not a risk. The problem is it's so prevalent in the fabric of our
buildings.

"We all know our public buildings, schools, colleges, hospitals
have a lot of traffic and the traffic that goes through them does
not always take care of the building, the banging of wheelchairs,
the slamming of doors.

"The only long term solution is to have a strategy of removing
it."

Other hospitals said no cases had been brought against them,
although they shared figures of how much had been spent on
removing the harmful material.

Figures revealed Camden and Islington's NHS Trust manages 32 sites
which have asbestos, with the organisation spending GBP525,091 on
removal work since 2001 -- including from St Pancras Hospital.

North London's Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust said it has
54 sites which contain asbestos and has spent GBP105,000 getting
rid of it.

Three buildings owned by South West London and St George's NHS
Trust -- including wards, offices, staff accommodation and
hospital areas -- have asbestos, while west London's Royal Marsden
Hospital NHS Trust says it owns 20 properties with the substance
and has spent a total of GBP143,755 on removal work.

The HSE spokeswoman said most compensation claims date back to
workers' exposure decades ago and said someone who has an
asbestos-related illness today would likely have contracted it
around 30 to 40 years ago.

Asbestos still kills around 5,000 workers every year -- more than
the number killed on the road -- and can be present in any
building built before or refurbished before 2000.

It only becomes harmful when the materials containing asbestos is
disturbed or damaged and the fibres are inhaled.

A spokesperson from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
said: "Guy's and St Thomas' is one of the largest trusts providing
both hospital and community services from many sites.

"We have a major capital development programme each year, much of
which involves carrying out renovations and developments within
existing buildings. This will sometimes involve the removal of
asbestos as part of these works."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Found in Swansea Church Organ
-------------------------------------------------------
Steffan Thomas, writing for South Wales Evening Post, reported
that Christmas activities in a Swansea church have been thrown
into disarray after asbestos was found in the church organ.

St James' Church, which is situated in the Uplands area of the
city, was due to host a series of religious activities this
Christmas but has now been forced to move them to the parish
centre.

The decision has been described as a "necessary precautionary
measure" by church authorities, until the building is deemed safe
to reopen.

A St James' Church spokesperson said: "Asbestos has been found in
the church organ, which has not been used for some time. The vicar
and church wardens have been advised by an experienced building
surveyor that the church building should not be used pending
further investigation.

"Such investigation may well prove that the continued use of the
church would have been safe. However, this is a necessary
precautionary measure at this stage of investigation.

"The matter is being addressed urgently."

Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of
fibres and are usually found in soil and rocks. When the fibres
are released into the air they can cause serious illnesses if
inhaled, such as lung cancer.

According to the Health and Safety Executive asbestos still kills
around 5000 people each year which is higher than the amount of
people killed on the road.

The Health and Safety Executive also claim that asbestos is
harmless "unless disturbed".

The demolition of the former Oceana building was halted earlier
this year after far more asbestos than forecast was found in the
structure.

It saw the cost of the demolition work soar from GBP1.18m to
GBP4.1m.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Partner of Monifieth Man in GBP100K Suit
---------------------------------------------------------
The Courier reported that a woman has told how she is following
her Angus husband's dying wish by fighting for justice over his
death.

Kenny Nicoll, 69, who ran the Barn pub in Barnhill for more than a
decade, died at home in Monifieth in March after being diagnosed
with cancer related to an exposure to asbestos.

Partner Gillian Coulston, 68, is now pursuing legal action against
representatives of AG Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd.

She believes that Kenny's death is linked to him working with
asbestos-laden boilers when he was working with the firm aged 19.

She said that Kenny had asked her on his deathbed to see the case
through.

She said: "I promised him that I would continue the fight. He told
me that he wanted me to carry on.

"He wanted me to take it forward and make sure that the kids and
the grandchildren were OK.

"A lot of people don't realise just how quickly it comes on.

"Kenny was diagnosed 50 years after he had been working with the
boilers."

Gillian has launched a lawsuit against the firm, with the claim
expected to be worth more than GBP100,000.

Digby Brown is pursuing the action and a spokesman for the law
firm described it as a case which shows the "real and tragic
consequences of asbestos exposure at work being felt by families
today".

He said: "Asbestos is not a relic of an industrial past but
something that affects people in Tayside and elsewhere now. It is
important that individuals and families affected in this way
access specialist support services and legal advice.

"As this case is an ongoing matter, it would not be appropriate
for us to comment further."

Asbestos Action Tayside, a charity based in Dundee, supported
Kenny in the early stages following his diagnosis.

Manager John Fearn said it was important to continue to fight for
the rights of victims and their families.

AG Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd declined to comment.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Calif. Ruling Expands Liability, Potential Ban
---------------------------------------------------------------
Eric S. Daniel, Esq., and Robert W. Burger, Esq., at Thompson Hine
LLP, in an article for Lexology.com, reported that a recent
California Supreme Court opinion recognizing a company's legal
duty to protect its employees' families from "take home" asbestos
exposure has expanded the pool of potential plaintiffs in asbestos
litigation. Also, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
has included asbestos on its new list of 10 chemicals that could
eventually be banned. These two recent developments portend a
potential increase in challenges for companies that have been
involved, even tangentially, with asbestos.

Liability Grows Via "Take Home Exposure" Cases

On December 1, 2016, the California Supreme Court ruled that
employers could be held liable where members of their employees'
households become ill due to exposure to asbestos brought home
from the workplace on the employees' clothes or bodies.

The premise of these types of cases, known as "take home exposure"
cases, is that an employee who works with or around asbestos can
transport asbestos fibers home on his or her clothing, hair and
skin, which then can be inhaled by people living in the home,
eventually leading to them developing asbestos-related diseases.
Regardless of whether the theory is scientifically plausible, a
number of courts have rejected these causes of action, holding
that injuries to employees' household members are not foreseeable,
or that there is no legal duty between a company and members of
its employees' households.

With this decision, the California Supreme Court joins a minority
(but growing) number of courts that have widened an employer's
duty of care to include members of employees' households. By
extending an employer's potential liability to individuals who
never worked for the company, this decision creates an expanded
class of potential asbestos plaintiffs. Now anyone who shared a
household with a California resident who worked with or around
asbestos could be permitted to sue the owner of the workplace
where asbestos was present.

EPA May Consider Ban

On November 29, 2016, the EPA issued a list of 10 chemicals,
including asbestos, it will subject to risk evaluation under the
Toxic Substances Control Act to determine whether they present an
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Although
EPA is expected to issue initial scoping documents that describe
hazards of asbestos, exposure potential, common asbestos use and
susceptibility to exposure, the full assessment likely will take
years to complete. If EPA determines that asbestos poses an
unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, it will
take steps to mitigate that risk, which could include a ban.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Kansas School Evacuated Over Asbestos
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KWCH.com reported that students were evacuated from a Kansas
school Monday because of asbestos. Everyone at Yates Center
Elementary and Middle School was taken to the high school Monday,
and they won't be back to school until after winter break.

"Something started...falling from the ceiling to the floor, so
they put caution signs," said Caleb Kobel, a fifth grader at the
school.

The students get to start their holiday break two days early.

Caleb said he was heading to lunch when he saw something fall from
above.

"We were feeling kind of scared, and like everyone was saying
what's happening? What is that stuff," said Caleb.

Superintendent Greg Brown said some staff noticed it was coming
loose in the multi-purpose room.

"Before the middle school lunch shift, my principal and one of the
other workers there for the lunch shift noticed some of the
asbestos was down on the floor," said Brown.

Brown said the district has been working to remove the asbestos
over the last several years, taking regular measures to remove
more and more of it each year. He said they didn't expect
something like this to happen, so staff cleared the building and
took students to the high school.

"We saw that there was like... looked like dust on the floor, and
we all started reacting like crazily," said Caleb.

Parents said the district sent messages through voicemail, email
and text to inform parents.

"I'm a little uneasy about it right now," said Caleb's mom, Bonnie
Stoldt. "We had an incident about a year and a half ago with the
same thing, so I'm just really hoping that it gets taken care of
this time."

Brown said the previous time was when a ball hit the ceiling and
knocked asbestos loose, but he said that was an isolated incident.

"This time I think they handled it properly," said Stoldt. "They
evacuated the kids."

Brown said a consultant is coming to the school Tuesday to help
them come up with a plan to move forward. He said after that
visit, he plans to contact KDHE.

KWCH called The KDHE, and they had not heard about the incident.
The state said it does not track asbestos in schools but that most
older buildings likely contain some. It's up to each district to
decide whether to remove it.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Found at Tucumari Project Site
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Thomas Garcia, writing for Quay County Sun, reported that a second
change order to the Center Street water tank project was approved
Thursday by the Tucumcari city commission to remove asbestos from
the work site.

"A layer of asbestos was found underneath the old water tank as it
was being removed," said Mark Martinez, project manager.

Martinez said the asbestos was mixed into a layer of tar that was
under the original water tank. He said the removal of the
hazardous material is necessary for the project to be completed.

Martinez said with the removal of the asbestos, the project cost
will now be $38,336.97 (including gross receipt taxes). He said
the new total does not exceed the project's estimated cost, adding
that several cost saving steps during the process have allowed the
city to keep the project under budget.

The commissioners approved a $19,957 contract with Occam
Engineering Inc. for an engineering study to replace the
wastewater line at the KOA campground.

The line runs directly under Interstate 40 and will require the
study to replace the collapsed portion, said Jared Langenegger.

Langenegger said a portion of the wastewater line collapsed
earlier in the year and was repaired, and it is necessary to
replace the line to prevent future collapses.

The following was other action taken at the meeting:

* Commissioners approved a contract with Sierra Valley
Contractors, LLC., for $489,638.89 for the building of Cell 3 at
the Tucumcari Landfill.

  * Commissioners approved the ENDWI grant for $10,150 for the
Tucumcari Police Department. The grant will be used to pay for
overtime and operations cost, including the ENDWI campaign and
Click It or Ticket.

In other city news, a commercial advertisement campaign promoting
Tucumcari has had success in different region, according to David
Brenner, director of the Lodgers Tax Advisory Board.

Brenner said the advertisement promoting Tucumcari has been
running for 81 days and has had 174,178 impressions. He said the
video appears on Google search and as a YouTube advertisement.

Brenner said in regions like Dallas, the ad only had an
interaction rate of 10 percent. He said the higher 20 percent of
interactions came from areas along Route 66.

"There were 34,843 viewers who did not skip the advertisement and
watched the entire video," Brenner said.

The video is having the desired result in getting Tucumcari's name
out there among tourists, said Robert Lumpkin, mayor pro-tem.

Brenner said that the commercial project had a budget of
$34,010.40 with a one-time $2,000 set-up fee.

"This project has promoted Tucumcari to 34,000 new potential
tourists," Lumpkin said.


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