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            Friday, December 30, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 261



                            Headlines

AA & A FAST: "Reyes" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
ABCZ CORP: Misclassifies Dancers as Contractors, Suit Alleges
ABEONA THERAPEUTICS: Faces "Reilly" Suit Over Share Price Drop
ACTAVIS ELIZABETH: Faces Class Suit Over Propranolol Drug
ADEPTUS HEALTH: Directors Inflated Stock Price, Suit Says

AETNA: Settles Suit Over Capped Autism Benefits
ALLERGAN PLC: Faces "Forden" Class Suit Over Stock Price Drop
ALPHA CONSTRUCTION: Regalado Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
ARTURO PIZZA: Fails to Pay Employees Overtime, Action Claims
ASPEN FACILITY: "Cruz" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay

AUDI AG: Faces "White" Suit in S.D. Cal. Over Defeat Device
B&B CONTRACTING: "Simmons" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
BLUE CROSS: Class Suit Over Hepatitis Drug Tossed
BRASS MONKEY: Faces "Montanez" Suit Alleging Violations of FLSA
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS: "Jha" Suit Seeks to Stop Broadcom Merger

CAMPANY ROOF: Faces "Stepherson" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
CARDINAL FINANCIAL: Faces "Kwong" Suit Over UBV Holding Merger
CARRINGTON MORTGAGE: Sued in Fla. Over Force-Placed Insurance
CEFRA INC: Faces "Dos Passos" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
CITIZEN ADVOCATES: Fails to Pay Overtime Wages, Stewart Suit Says

CLOUD 10: Faces "Whitsett" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
CNH HEALTH: Faces "George" Suit Alleging Violations of ERISA
CONAGRA BRANDS: Product Contains Banned Additive, Suit Claims
CPI SECURITY: "Foust" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
DELTA AIR: Faces "Johnson" Suit Alleging Violations of ERISA

EMPIRE CORE: "Molina" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages
EVERALBUM INC: Eisenband Sues Over Illegal Telemarketing Scheme
FOUR LEAF CLOVER: "Coyne" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
FURNITURE OF AMERICA: Holguin Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages
GLOBAL FISH: Faces "Ruiz" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

GOLDMAN SACHS: Suppressed VirnetX Share Price, Suit Says
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN: Faces Class Suit Over School Bus Crash
HARRIS COUNTY, TX: Class Certification Hearing Set for Feb. 21
HSBC USA INC: "Bertone" Action Seeks Overtime Pay
HUMANA INC: Faces "Killebrew" Suit Seeking OT Pay Under FLSA

INDIAN CREEK: "Arana" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
INTELIQUENT INC: "Schwartz" Suit Seeks to Enjoin Sale to GTCR
INTELIQUENT INC: "Wiesenfeld" Suit Challenges GTCR Merger
JJ'S OF MACOMB: "Lucas" Suit Seeks to Recoup OT Pay Under FLSA
KELLY SERVICES: "Scott" Suit Seeks to Recoup Pay Under FLSA

KNIGHT SECURITY: Doesn't Properly Pay Security Guards, Suit Says
LIFELOCK INC: Merger Deal Short-Changes Investors, Parshall Says
LIMITED STORES: Closed Shop, "O'Rourke" Seeks Back Pay, Benefits
LUTHERAN HOMES: Fails to Pay Employees Overtime, Action Claims
M&G USA: "Kring" Suit Alleges Labor Law Violations

MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR: Court Certified Class of Shareholders
MB FLORIDA: Matus et al. Seek to Recoup Overtime Pay Under FLSA
MB FLORIDA: "Vasquez" Suit Seeks to Recoup OT Pay Under FLSA
MDL 2143: Court Approves $125 Million Settlement
NASSAU, NY: "Gurrieri" Suit Alleges Labor Law Violations

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE: "Hayford" Suit Alleges Violations of FLSA
NEVADA ADULT MENTAL: Faces Class Suit Over Patient Dumping
NEW BALANCE: Faces "Jones" Suit Over "Made in the USA" Shoes
NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION: "Chan" Suit Sues Over Share Price Drop
NOVABAY PHARMA: "Kozma" Suit Seeks to Rescind Equity Awards

PITA PLUS INC: Fails to Pay Overtime Wages, "Atary" Suit Says
PROGRESS RESIDENTIAL: Faces "Freeman" Suit Over FLSA Violations
QUICKEN LOANS: Faces "McLemore" Suit Alleging TCPA Violations
RODMAR GROCERS: "Tamacas" Lawsuit Alleges Violations of FLSA
ROTI RESTAURANTS: Receipts Show Credit Card Info, Suit Says

ROYAL ISD, TX: "Campbell" Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
SIRIUS XM: NY High Court Deals Loss to Turtles
STARWOOD HOTELS: Creamer et al. Allege Pension Fund Mismanagement
STATE FARM: Faces Class Suit Over Xactimate Software
SYMANTEC CORP: Sued Over Auto Renewal of Antivirus Software

SYNUTRA INTERNATIONAL: Faces Class Suit Over Going-Private Sale
TELIGENT INC: Trust Fund Alleges Price-Fixing of Econazole
TOYOTA MOTORS: Prius Lights Burn Out Prematurely, Suit Says
TRANS INTERNATIONAL: Doesn't Properly Pay Employees, Suit Claims
TRICAP INTL: Misclassifies Drivers, "Williams" Suit Claims

TRUMP UNIVERSITY: Bid for Preliminary Settlement Approval Filed
UBER TECH: Lured High-Tech Workers with False Promises, Suit Says
UBER TECH: Lies About Safety, Taxicab Operator Says
UNITED FOOD: Faces "Ohlendorf" Suit Over Labor Law Violations
USA TRANSPORTER: Faces "Rivera" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime

VOLKSWAGEN: Wants Investors Suit Sent to Germany
WEIMAR MEDICAL: Foley Sues Over Unpaid Overtime, Minimum Wage
WELLS FARGO: $50MM Settlement of "Bias" Suit Wins Initial OK
WELLS FARGO: Seeks Relief From Pretrial Order in "Carroll"
WHISPERS GENTLEMEN'S: Misclassifies Dancers, "Dean" Suit Alleges

ZOOMER INC: Faces "McGrath" Lawsuit Alleging Violations of TCPA
ZYNDERIA PRODUCTIONS: Does Not Properly Pay Employees, Suit Says


                       Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Sears Still Faces Asbestos Probes at Oct. 29
ASBESTOS ALERT: Nexeo May Face Asbestos Personal Injury Claims
ASBESTOS UPDATE: 7th Cir. Junks Indiana Inmate's Civil Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Texas Court Junks "Little" Appeal
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Miss. Court Affirms Order Denying Setoff

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Conn. High Court Affirms Reinstatement Order
ASBESTOS UPDATE: 6th Cir. Affirms Pro-Rata Insurance Ruling
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court OKs Future Tort Claims Instructions
ASBESTOS UPDATE: No Silver Bullet In Dealing with Asbestos Cancer
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Not Alone in Harming Miners

ASBESTOS UPDATE: 3-Person Board Created for Asbestos Agency
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Road-Side Asbestos Dumping Becoming Commonplace
ASBESTOS UPDATE: B.C. Ferries To Deal With Asbestos on Ships
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Squire Patton Discusses ACMs in Due Diligence
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Canada to Require Reports on Asbestos Products

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ameron, 10 Others Sued Over Man's Death
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Hawaii Court Sanctions Asbestos Defense Counsel
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Halliburton Settles Securities Fraud Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Finds Will Spike As Building Booms
ASBESTOS UPDATE: La. Court Reverses in Part Coverage Ruling

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Health Board Fines Lakeside
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Somerset Schools With Asbestos Revealed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: West Haven Man Guilty in Lead-Asbestos Scam
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Family Appeals For Details on Father's Death
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Outwell Man Dies of Asbestos Cancer


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AA & A FAST: "Reyes" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
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Salvador Reyes, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated
v. A.A. & A Fast Construction LLC, d/b/a AA&A Painting Services,
and Virginia Ortiz, Case No. 9:16-cv-82009-RLR (S.D. Fla.,
December 16, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation,
liquidated damages, and costs and reasonable attorneys' fees
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

A.A. & A Fast Construction LLC provides commercial painting and
related services to customers throughout the State of Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Keith M. Stern, Esq.
      Hazel Solis Rojas, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF KEITH M. STERN, P.A.
      One Flagler
      14 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 800
      Miami, FL 33132
      Telephone:  (305) 901-1379
      Facsimile:  (561) 288-9031
      E-mail: employlaw@keithstern.com
              hsolis@workingforyou.com


ABCZ CORP: Misclassifies Dancers as Contractors, Suit Alleges
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Melissa Acevedo, Maritza Pantoja and Sandra Rosero, Individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v.
ABCZ Corp., ABCZ II Mgmt. Corp., Sushi Fun Dining & Catering,
Inc., Pacific Club Holdings, Inc., Pacific Club Holdings II, Inc.,
West 20th Enterprises Corp., Selim "Sam" Zherka, Dominica O'Neill
and Maurice Kavanaugh, jointly and severally, Defendants, Case No.
0:16-cv-04136 (D. Minn., December 12, 2016), seeks to recover
unpaid minimum wages and overtime premiums, reasonable attorneys'
fees and costs owed pursuant to both the Fair Labor Standards Act
and New York Labor Laws as well as improper withholding of
gratuities, illegal kickbacks, uniform purchase and maintenance
and failure to provide proper wage notices and wage statements
pursuant to New York Labor Laws.

Defendants jointly operate strip clubs located in the Flatiron
district of Manhattan, New York.  Plaintiffs are former dancers
and were classified by Defendants as independent contractors and
were not paid any wages for their work but instead were
compensated only by tips from the club's customers.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Brent E. Pelton, Esq.
     Taylor B. Graham, Esq.
     PELTON GRAHAM LLC
     111 Broadway, Suite 1503
     New York, NY 10006
     Telephone: (212) 385-9700
     Email: pelton@peltonlaw.com
            graham@peltonlaw.com
     Website: www.peltongraham.com


ABEONA THERAPEUTICS: Faces "Reilly" Suit Over Share Price Drop
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David Reilly, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Abeona Therapeutics Inc. f/k/a Plasmatech
Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Steven H. Rouhandeh and Stephen B.
Thompson, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-09730 (S.D.N.Y., December
16, 2016), seeks to recover compensable damages caused by
violations of federal securities laws and pursue remedies under
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. focused on developing and
delivering gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and
life-threatening rare diseases. The Company is incorporated in
Delaware and maintains an office in New York at 1325 Avenue of the
Americas, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

Its lead programs are ABO101 and ABO102, adeno-associated virus
based gene therapies for Sanfilippo syndrome, a metabolism
disorder in which the body cannot properly break down long chains
of sugar molecules. Defendants failed to disclose that the science
behind said gene therapy is unviable and that Rouhandeh previously
worked in a high ranking position for a biotech promoter who was
convicted of securities fraud and involved in manipulating biotech
stocks.

On this news, shares of the Company fell $0.70 per share or over
13% from its previous closing price to close at $4.45 per share on
December 12, 2016, damaging investors like the Plaintiff.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Laurence M. Rosen, Esq.
      Phillip Kim, Esq.
      THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.
      275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Tel: (212) 686-1060
      Fax: (212) 202-3827
      Email: lrosen@rosenlegal.com


ACTAVIS ELIZABETH: Faces Class Suit Over Propranolol Drug
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Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that hoping to represent a class in Manhattan, of direct
purchasers of propranolol, the generic version of the beta-blocker
Inderal, FWK Holdings accuses 10 drugmakers of fixing prices. The
defendants include Actavis Elizabeth, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan,
Par Pharmaceuticals and Heritage Pharmaceuticals.

The case is captioned, FWK Holdings, L.L.C., on behalf of itself
and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. ACTAVIS
ELIZABETH, LLC, TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., PLIVA, INC., MYLAN
INC., MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC., UDL LABORATORIES, INC., ENDO
INTERNATIONAL PLC; PAR PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS, INC.,
HERITAGE PHARMACEUTICALS INC., BRECKENRIDGE PHARMACEUTICALS,
INC., and UPSHER-SMITH LABORATORIES, INC., Defendants.
Case 1:16-cv-09901 (S.D.N.Y., Dec. 23, 2016)

Attorneys for Plaintiff:

     Robert N. Kaplan, Esq.
     Richard J. Kilsheimer, Esq.
     Jeffrey P. Campisi, Esq.
     Joshua Saltzman, Esq.
     KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
     850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
     New York, New York 10022
     Tel: 212-687-1980
     Fax: 212-687-7714
     E-mail: rkaplan@kaplanfox.com
             rkilsheimer@kaplanfox.com
             jcampisi@kaplanfox.com
             jsaltzman@kaplanfox.com

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     Thomas M. Sobol, Esq.
     David S. Nalven, Esq.
     Lauren Guth Barnes, Esq.
     Kiersten Taylor, Esq.
     HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
     55 Cambridge Parkway, Suite 301
     Cambridge, MA 02142
     Tel: 617-482-3700
     Fax: 617-482-3003
     E-mail: tom@hbsslaw.com
             davidn@hbsslaw.com
             lauren@hbsslaw.com
             kiersten@hbsslaw.com

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     Joseph M. Vanek, Esq.
     David P. Germaine, Esq.
     VANEK, VICKERS & MASINI P.C.
     55 W. Monroe, Suite 3500
     Chicago, IL 60603
     Tel: 312-224-1500
     Fax: 312-224-1510
     E-mail: Jvanek@vaneklaw.com
             Dgermaine@vaneklaw.com



ADEPTUS HEALTH: Directors Inflated Stock Price, Suit Says
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Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
directors inflated the price of Adeptus Health shares with false
and misleading statements, and the price dropped by $21.52 a share
or 71 percent in two days when the truth emerged, shareholders say
in a federal class action in Tyler, Texas.

The case is captioned, Laborers' Local 235 Benefit Funds,
Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated,
Plaintiff, vs. Adeptus Health Inc., Thomas S. Hall, Timothy
L. Fielding, Richard Covert, Daniel W. Rosenberg, Gregory W.
Scott, Ronald L. Taylor, Jeffery S. Vender, Steven V. Napolitano,
Daniel J. Hosler, Stephen M. Mengert, Sterling Partners, Goldman,
Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated,
Evercore Group L.L.C., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Piper Jaffray &
Co., RBC Capital Markets LLC, Dougherty & Company LLC, Deutsche
Bank Securities Inc., and BMO Capital Markets Corp. Defendants.
Case 6:16-cv-01391-RWS (E.D. Tex., December 22, 2016).

Counsel for Plaintiff:

     Shorty C. Barrett, Esq.
     611 Pecan Street, 71854
     Texarkana, Arkansas
     Tel: (870) 772-2070
     Fax: (870) 772-207

          - and -

     Joseph E. White, III, Esq.
     Lester R. Hooker, Esq.
     SAXENA WHITE P.A.
     5200 Town Center Circle, Suite 601
     Boca Raton, FL 33486
     Tel: (561) 394-3399
     Fax: (866) 290-1291
     E-mail: jwhite@saxenawhite.com
             lhooker@saxenawhite.com


AETNA: Settles Suit Over Capped Autism Benefits
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Helen Christophi, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that Aetna has settled a proposed class action in San Francisco,
accusing it of illegally capping benefits for a crucial autism
spectrum disorder treatment.

The terms of the settlement, which the parties hammered out in
arbitration, are confidential, according to Jordan Lewis, an
attorney for lead plaintiff Anna Sanzone-Ortiz. Sanzone-Ortiz sued
Aetna Health of California and its corporate parent in July 2015
on behalf of herself and her minor son, who was diagnosed with
autism, under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

"The resolution of this case resulted in a multipage settlement
agreement, and one of the substantive terms of the agreement is
that the resolution and the terms of the resolution are
confidential," Lewis said in an interview on December 20. "It's
obviously important to Aetna."

U.S. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the class action with
prejudice from federal court in the Northern District of
California in an order late on December 19, following the
settlement.

Orrick had sent the case to arbitration in December 2015, ruling
that Sanzone-Ortiz was bound by an arbitration agreement she
signed when she enrolled herself and her family in Aetna Health of
California's health insurance plan through her employer.

In her suit, Sanzone-Ortiz said Aetna capped her policy benefits
at 20 hours a week of applied behavior analysis therapy even
though her son's doctors had recommended a minimum of 36 hours a
week.

The "gold standard" autism treatment involves up to 40 hours a
week of individual treatment and can cost tens of thousands of
dollars a year, making insurance coverage a must for most
families.

Fighting arbitration last year, Sanzone-Ortiz said she wasn't
bound by Aetna's arbitration agreement because it was only
enforceable against her son. She also claimed that although her
employer had agreed to arbitrate, she had not.

But Orrick called her argument  "unsubstantiated"  and said it
contradicted the allegations in her complaint.

"Ortiz cannot rely on a contract she signed that incorporated the
[Evidence of Coverage] 'while simultaneously attempting to avoid
the burdens that contract imposes,'" Orrick wrote in his December
2015 ruling ordering arbitration.

Lewis said on December 20, that arbitration affected the outcome
of the case.

"We fought the arbitration provision pretty hard and took a number
of whacks at it, and we lost, and that certainly affected how the
case was resolved," he said.

In May 2015, Aetna Life and Health Insurance companies agreed to
pay $4.5 million to settle claims they failed to cover autism
spectrum disorders in Missouri, in what ended up being the largest
fine in the state's history for violating insurance laws.

In that settlement, Aetna admitted that it had failed to cover
treatment in some cases.

Jordan Lewis is with Kelley Uustal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Aetna is represented by Geoffrey Sigler -- gsigler@gibsondunn.com
-- with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington. He did not return a
request for comment.

The case is Anna M. Sanzone-Ortiz, Plaintiff, v. Aetna Health of
California, Inc., et al., Defendants, Case No. 15-cv-03334-WHO
(N.D. Cal.).


ALLERGAN PLC: Faces "Forden" Class Suit Over Stock Price Drop
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Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service reported that
Allergan shareholders say in a federal class action in Newark,
N.J., that drugmaker's stock dropped 41 percent, from $319.47 in
2015 to $188.82 last month, upon news that it could face criminal
charges for colluding to fix the prices of generic
pharmaceuticals.

The case is captioned, TIMOTHY M. FORDEN, Individually and
On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. ALLERGAN
PLC, BRENTON L. SAUNDERS, PAUL M. BISARO, MARIA TERESA
HILADO, and R. TODD JOYCE, Defendants., Case 2:33-av-00001
(D.N.J.).

Attorneys for Plaintiff and the proposed Class:

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


ALPHA CONSTRUCTION: Regalado Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
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Salvador Regalado, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Alpha Construction of the Triad,
Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-01414, (M.D. N.C., December 16,
2016), seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages,
attorneys' fees and costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest
and all such other and further relief under the Fair Labor
Standards Act of 1938 and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act.

Alpha Construction of the Triad, Inc., is a North Carolina
corporation with its principal place of business located in
Kernersville, North Carolina where Regalado wortked as a cement
finisher worker. He regularly worked more than 40 hours a week,
including some weeks in which he worked in excess of 60 to 70
hours, but was not paid overtime.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian L. Kinsley, Esq.
      CRUMLEY ROBERTS, LLP
      2400 Freeman Mill Road, Ste. 200
      Greensboro, NC 27406
      Phone: (336) 333-9899
      Fax: (336) 333-9894
      Email: blkinsley@crumleyroberts.com

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      Philip Bohrer, Esq.
      Scott E. Brady, Esq.
      BOHRER BRADY, LLC
      8712 Jefferson Highway, Suite B
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
      Telephone: (225) 925-5297
      Facsimile: (225) 231-7000
      Email: phil@bohrerbrady.com
             scott@bohrerbrady.com


ARTURO PIZZA: Fails to Pay Employees Overtime, Action Claims
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Ernesto Conde Sanchez, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. John Doe Inc. d/b/a Arturo Pizza, Esad
Vusanjin and Joyi Nabolitano, Case No. 1:16-cv-09679 (S.D.N.Y.,
December 15, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure
to pay overtime wages for work in excess of 40 hours per week.

The Defendants own and operate a pizza parlor located at 5189
Broadway, Bronx, New York 10463.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Michael Faillace, Esq.
      MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, PC
      60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2540
      New York, NY 10165
      Telephone: (212) 317-1200
      E-mail: Michael@Faillacelaw.com


ASPEN FACILITY: "Cruz" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
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Gustavo Adolfo Mejia Cruz and all others similarly situated under
29 U.S.C. 216(b), Plaintiffs, vs. Aspen Facility Services LLC,
Christopher Fohl, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-09559, (S.D. Fla.,
December 16, 2016), requests double damages and reasonable
attorney fees, jointly and severally, pursuant to the Fair Labor
Standards Act, for all overtime wages still owing.

Aspen Facility Services -- http://www.aspenfacilities.com/-- is a
facilities management company in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Ft.
Lauderdale, specializing in commercial cleaning, janitorial
services, carpet clean and construction.

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


AUDI AG: Faces "White" Suit in S.D. Cal. Over Defeat Device
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Daniel White, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Audi AG and Audi of America, LLC, Case No. 3:16-cv-
03037-H-JMA (S.D. Cal., December 16, 2016), seeks to redress and
remedy for Audi's practice of equipping certain vehicles with an
illegal "Defeat Device" designed to evade governmental emissions
regulation, specifically by tricking the public and regulators
into thinking the vehicles emitted far less noxious carbon dioxide
gas ("CO2") than they actually do.

The Defendants design, develop, manufacture, and sell luxury
automobiles.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian J. Robbins, Esq.
      Kevin A. Seely, Esq.
      Leonid Kandinov, Esq.
      ROBBINS ARROYO LLP
      600 B Street, Suite 1900
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Telephone: (619) 525-3990
      Facsimile: (619) 525-3991
      E-mail: brobbins@robbinsarroyo.com
              kseely@robbinsarroyo.com
              lkandinov@robbinsarroyo.com


B&B CONTRACTING: "Simmons" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
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Henry Simmons Jr., and all others similarly situated v. B&B
Contracting, Inc., Walter Beaton, and Robert Bazzano, Case No.
0:16-cv-62957-WJZ (S.D. Fla., December 16, 2016), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, interests, costs and
attorney's fees pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants own and operate a tile, granite, marble, and brick
installation company in Southern District, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

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


BLUE CROSS: Class Suit Over Hepatitis Drug Tossed
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Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that a
federal judge in San Francisco, on December 22, dismissed an
amended class action accusing Blue Shield Life & Health of
refusing to cover the breakthrough hepatitis C drug Harvoni,
because Blue Shield has changed its policy to allow it.


BRASS MONKEY: Faces "Montanez" Suit Alleging Violations of FLSA
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Victor Montanez and other similarly-situated individuals,
Plaintiff(s), v. Lee Disbury and Martin F. Servidio d/b/a Brass
Monkey Tavern a/k/a Brass Monkey Sports Bar and Restaurant, and
Martin F. Servidio, individually, Defendants, Case No. 9:16-cv-
82014-RLR (S.D. Fla., December 19, 2016), seeks to recover money
damages for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards
Act.

Brass Monkey Tavern is a sport bar and restaurant.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS: "Jha" Suit Seeks to Stop Broadcom Merger
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Anjani Kumar Jha, On Behalf of Himself and All Others Similarly
Situated, Plaintiff, vs. brocade communications systems, inc.,
lloyd a. carney, david l. house, judy bruner, renato a. dipentima,
alan l. earhart, john w. gerdelman, kim c. goodman, l. william
krause, david e. roberson, AND sanjay vaswani, Defendants, Case
No. 3:16-cv-07270-HSG (N.D. Cal., December 21, 2016), seeks to
enjoin the vote on a proposed transaction, pursuant to which
Brocade will be acquired by Broadcom Limited, through its U.S.-
based subsidiary Broadcom Corporation and Parent's wholly-owned
subsidiary Bobcat Merger Sub, Inc.  According to the case,
Brocade's recent strong performance and its future growth
prospects, the consideration stockholders will receive is
inadequate and undervalues the Company.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is a technology company
specializing in data and storage networking products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Joel E. Elkins, Esq.
     WEISSLAW LLP
     9107 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450
     Beverly Hills, CA 90210
     Phone: 310/208-2800
     Fax: 310/209-2348

        - and -

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

        - and -

     William B. Federman, Esq.
     FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD
     10205 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
     Oklahoma City, OK 73120
     Phone: (405) 235-1560
     Fax: (405) 239-2112


CAMPANY ROOF: Faces "Stepherson" Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
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Rahshard J. Stepherson and other similarly-situated individuals v.
Campany Roof Maintenance, LLC, Edward Campany, and Justin Campany,
Case No. 9:16-cv-82010-DMM (S.D. Fla., December 16, 2016), is
brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages
in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants operate a commercial contracting company that
specialized in roofing repairs and maintenance.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


CARDINAL FINANCIAL: Faces "Kwong" Suit Over UBV Holding Merger
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Henry Kwong, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Cardinal Financial Corporation,
Bernard H. Clineburg, Sidney O. Dewberry, Buddy G. Beck, William
G. Buck, Michael A. Garcia, J. Hamilton Lambert, William E.
Peterson, Alice M. Starr, Steven M. Wiltse, Barbara B. Lang, and
William J. Nassetta, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-01582-TSE-MSN
(E.D. Va., December 20, 2016), alleges violations of the
Securities Exchange Act.  The lawsuit challenges the proposed
merger of Cardinal with UBV Holding Company, LLC, a wholly owned
subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc., which Plaintiffs describe
as "woefully inadequate in light of Cardinal's true value and
growth prospects."

Cardinal Financial Corporation operates as a multi-bank holding
company.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Robert O. Wilson, Esq.
     Rosalee B.C. Thomas, Esq.
     FINKELSTEIN THOMPSON LLP
     1077 30th Street NW, Suite 150
     Washington, DC 20007
     Tel: (202) 337-8000
     Fax: (202) 337-8090
     E-mail: rwilson@finkelsteinthompson.com
             rbcthomas@finkelsteinthompson.com

        - and -

     Daniel Kuznicki, Esq.
     BROWER PIVEN
     475 Park Avenue South, 33rd Floor
     New York, NY 10016
     Phone: (212) 501-9000
     E-mail: kuznicki@browerpiven.com


CARRINGTON MORTGAGE: Sued in Fla. Over Force-Placed Insurance
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Robert Strickland, Nicole Masters, Latasha Jackson, John C.
Sekula, and Jacqueline Sekula on behalf of themselves and all
others similarly situated v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC,
Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC, Carrington Holding Company,
LLC, Fay Servicing, LLC, American Modern Home Insurance Company,
American Western Home Insurance Company and Southwest Business
Corporation, Case No. 1:16-cv-25237-JEM (S.D. Fla., December 18,
2016), seeks damages as a result of the Defendants' standard
practice of charging borrowers undisclosed, unauthorized, and
illegitimate costs in connection with force-placed insurance.

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, Carrington Mortgage Holdings,
LLC, and Carrington Holding Company, LLC offer residential
mortgage loan services in Florida and throughout the United
States.

American Modern Home Insurance Company and American Western Home
Insurance Company write force-placed insurance commercial policies
throughout the United States.

Southwest Business Corporation is a privately held financial
services company based in San Antonio, Texas.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Adam M. Moskowitz, Esq.
      Thomas A. Tucker Ronzetti, Esq.
      Rachel Sullivan, Esq.
      Robert J. Neary, Esq.
      KOZYAK, TROPIN, & THROCKMORTON P.A.
      2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor
      Coral Gables, FL 33134
      Telephone: (305) 372-1800
      Facsimile: (305) 372-3508
      E-mail: amm@kttlaw.com
              tr@kttlaw.com
              rs@kttlaw.com
              rn@kttlaw.com

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      Aaron S. Podhurst, Esq.
      Peter Prieto, Esq.
      John Gravante, III, Esq.
      Matthew Weinshall
      PODHURST ORSECK, P.A.
      SunTrust International Center
      One S.E. 3rd Ave., Suite 2700
      Miami, FL 33131
      Telephone: (305) 358-2800
      Facsimile: (305) 358-2382
      E-mail: apodhurst@podhurst.com
              pprieto@podhurst.com
              jgravante@podhurst.com
              mweinshall@podhurst.com

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      Lance A. Harke, P.A.
      Sarah Engel, Esq.
      Howard M. Bushman, Esq.
      HARKE CLASBY & BUSHMAN LLP
      9699 NE Second Avenue
      Miami Shores, FL 33138
      Telephone: (305) 536-8220
      Facsimile: (305) 536-8229
      E-mail: lharke@harkeclasby.com
              sengel@harkeclasby.com
              hbushman@harkeclasby.com


CEFRA INC: Faces "Dos Passos" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Wesley F. Silva Dos Passos a/k/a Fernando Passos and other
similarly-situated individuals v. Cefra, Inc., d/b/a Bay
Supermarket Francis Rodriguez, and Karina Rodriguez, Case No.
1:16-cv-25230-CMA (S.D. Fla., December 16, 2016), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants operate a bakery, cafeteria, mini-market selling
all kind of meats, groceries, fruit and vegetables, alcoholic and
non-alcoholic beverage store in Miami Beach, Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


CITIZEN ADVOCATES: Fails to Pay Overtime Wages, Stewart Suit Says
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Timothy Stewart, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiffs, vs. Citizen Advocates, Inc. doing
business as North Star Family Of Services, Defendant, Case No.
8:16-cv-01512-DNH-DJS (N.D.N.Y., December 21, 2016), alleges that
non-exempt hourly "supervisors," case managers and program
managers and were denied overtime premium compensation in
violation of New York Labor Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Citizen Advocates, Inc. provides vocational training services to
people with disabilities.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Christopher Q. Davis, Esq.
     THE LAW OFFICE OF CHRISTOPHER Q. DAVIS, PLLC
     225 Broadway, Suite 1803
     New York, NY 10007
     Phone: 646-430-7930


CLOUD 10: Faces "Whitsett" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Karen Whitsett and Melissa Williams, individually, and on behalf
of others similarly situated v. Cloud 10, Corp., Case No. 1:16-cv-
03114 (D. Colo., December 16, 2016), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Cloud 10, Corp. provides inbound communications, including
telephone, email, Internet chat, or fax communications; outbound
communications, including customer surveys, appointment
scheduling, market analysis, customer loyalty management, and win-
back programs; back office administration; CRM consultancy
services; contact automation; in-language support and serves
various industries, including communications and media, financial
services, retail, travel and leisure, healthcare, technology,
transportation and logistics, and government.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jason T. Brown, Esq.
      Nicholas Conlon, Esq.
      JTB LAW GROUP, LLC
      155 2nd Street, Suite 4
      Jersey City, NJ 07302
      Telephone: (877) 561-0000
      E-mail: jtb@jtblawgroup.com
              nicholasconlon@jtblawgroup.com


CNH HEALTH: Faces "George" Suit Alleging Violations of ERISA
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brenten George and Denise Valente-McGee, individually and on
behalf of similarly situated individuals, Plaintiffs v. CNH Health
& Welfare Benefit Plan, CNH Employee Group Insurance Plan, Case
New Holland, Inc., and Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Wisconsin,
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-01678-JPS (E.D. Wis., December 19,
2016), alleges that Defendants' use of a Medicare-based payment
methodology for out-of-network claims violates the terms of the
Plaintiffs' benefits Plans.  The case was brought under Employee
Retirement Income Security Act.

The Plans provide health and medical benefits to thousands of
covered participants and beneficiaries, including coverage for in-
network and out-of-network medical providers.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     John B. Tuffnell, Esq.
     TUFFNELL LAW S.C.
     788 N. Jefferson St., Suite 900
     Milwaukee, WI 53202
     Phone: (414) 550-2296
     E-mail: jbt@tuff-law.com

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     Douglas Dehler, Esq.
     Christa Wittenberg, Esq.
     O'NEIL CANNON HOLLMAN DEJONG & LAING S.C.
     111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1400
     Milwaukee, WI 53202
     Phone: (414) 276-5000
     E-mail: douglas.dehler@wilaw.com
             christa.wittenberg@wilaw.com


CONAGRA BRANDS: Product Contains Banned Additive, Suit Claims
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Ian Anderson, an individual on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Conagra Brands, Inc. and Does 1
through 25, inclusive, Defendants, Case No. 5:16-cv-07161 (N.D.
Cal., December 15, 2016), seeks actual damages, punitive damages,
attorney's fees and costs in breach of express and implied
warranty for Defendants' alleged violation of the California
Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California Unfair Competition Law and
California False Advertising Law.

Plaintiff has purchased Defendant's Marie Callender's Pastry Pie
Shells that contains containing Partially Hydrogenated Oil, a food
additive that has been banned in the United States and many other
parts of the world due to its high levels of artificial trans
fats, a known carcinogen.

Conagra Brands, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1300,
Chicago, Illinois 60654.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

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     Ross Cornell, Esq.
     LAW OFFICES OF ROSS CORNELL, APC
     111 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 400
     Long Beach, CA 90802
     Telephone: (562) 612-1708
     Facsimile: (562) 394-9556
     Email: ross.law@me.com


CPI SECURITY: "Foust" Suit Seeks to Recover Overtime Pay
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Donald Foust, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated Plaintiff, v. CPI Security Services, Inc., Complete
Protection & Investigations, Inc., Lawrence E. Sanders and
Christine A. Sanders Defendants, Case No. 5:16-cv-01447, (W.D.
Okla., December 19, 2016), seeks to recover compensation,
liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, and costs, pursuant to the
provisions of Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of
1938.

CPI and Complete are companies that provide security guards and
patrolling services to corporate clients in the State of Oklahoma
where Foust worked as a security guard. He claims to have been
denied overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Noble K. McIntyre, Esq.
      MCINTYRE LAW PC
      8601 S. Western Avenue
      Oklahoma City, OK 73139
      Telephone: (405) 917-5250
      Facsimile: (405) 917-5405
      Email: noble@mcintyrelaw.com

             - and -

      Clif Alexander, Esq.
      Austin W. Anderson, Esq.
      ANDERSON2X, PLLC
      819 N. Upper Broadway
      Corpus Christi, TX 78401
      Telephone: (361) 452-1279
      Facsimile: (361) 452-1284
      Email: clif@a2xlaw.com
             austin@a2xlaw.com


DELTA AIR: Faces "Johnson" Suit Alleging Violations of ERISA
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Crystal Johnson and Corissa L. Banks, individually and as the
representatives of a class of participants and beneficiaries in
the Delta Family Care Savings Plan, Plaintiffs, against Delta Air
Lines, Inc., Administrative Committee Of Delta Air Lines, Inc.,
and Christopher Collins, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-01275-UNA
(D. Del., December 20, 2016), alleges that Defendants failed to
provide the participants in the Delta Family Care Savings Plan
with the lowest cost investment options that easily were available
to them in breach of their fiduciary duties under the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act.

The Delta Family Care Savings Plan is an "employee pension benefit
plan."

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Joel Friedlander, Esq.
     Christopher M. Foulds, Esq.
     Christopher P. Quinn, Esq.
     FRIEDLANDER & GORRIS, P.A.
     1201 N. Market Street, Suite 2200
     Wilmington, DE 19801
     Telephone: (302) 573-3500
     E-mail: jfriedlander@friedlandergorris.com
             cfoulds@friedlandergorris.com
             cquinn@friedlandergorris.com

        - and -

     Joe Tacopina, Esq.
     Matthew DeOreo, Esq.
     TACOPINA & SEIGEL
     275 Madison Avenue
     New York, NY 10016
     Phone: (212) 227-8877
     E-mail: jtacopina@tacopinalaw.com
             mdeoreo@tacopoinalaw.com


EMPIRE CORE: "Molina" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages
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Edward Molina, Irene Molina, Manuel Molina, and Karl Pantaleon, on
behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. Empire
Core Group LLC, Liberty Blue Group LLC, Florim Lajqi, and Michael
Hyman, Case No. 522311/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., December 15, 2016), is
brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages
in violation of the New York Labor Law.

Empire Core Group LLC offers construction services including
construction management, general contracting and consulting to and
small residential buildings.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joseph A. Fitapelli, Esq.
      Frank J. Mazzaferro, Esq.
      FITAPELLI & SCHAFFER, LLP
      28 Liberty Street
      New York, NY 10005
      Telephone: (212) 300-0375

         - and -

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


EVERALBUM INC: Eisenband Sues Over Illegal Telemarketing Scheme
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Ashley M. Eisenband, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Everalbum, Inc., a foreign
corporation, Defendant, Case No. 0:16-cv-62943, (S.D. Fla.,
December 15, 2016), seeks statutory damages and any other
available legal or equitable remedies under the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act.

Defendant uses an automatic telephone dialing system to transmit
generic telemarketing text messages to the users' contacts from
spoofed telephone numbers without first obtaining the express
consent of recipients, including the Plaintiff.

Defendant is a Delaware corporation whose principal place of
business is located at 1 Letterman Drive, Suite C3500, San
Francisco, California, 94129. It is mobile application designer,
developer, and operator of "Ever," a photo-sharing and backup
service application for Apple and Android devices, allowing users
to transfer photos from their mobile devices to Defendant's cloud
storage service and share those photos with other users.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Manuel S. Hiraldo, Esq.
      HIRALDO P.A.
      401 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1400
      Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
      Telephone: (954) 400-4713
      Email: mhiraldo@hiraldolaw.com


FOUR LEAF CLOVER: "Coyne" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
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Patrick Coyne, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Four Leaf Clover Investments, LLC, a
Missouri limited liability company, Stephen E. Saladin,
Defendants, Case No. 4:16-cv-01937, (E.D. Miss., December 15,
2016), seeks to recover overtime compensation, unpaid wages,
liquidated damages and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs under
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Four Leaf Clover Investments, LLC, is a Missouri limited liability
company located at 16026 Nantucket Island Drive, Wildwood,
Missouri 63040, owns seven "Jimmy John's" franchise restaurants
owned by Stephen E. Saladin.

Coyne worked for Defendants as an assistant store manager in
several of its franchise locations. He claims to have been denied
overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

             - and -

      Justin M. Swartz, Esq.
      Michael N. Litrownik, Esq.
      OUTTEN & GOLDEN LLP
      3 Park Avenue, 29th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Telephone: (212) 245-1000
      Facsimile: (212) 977-4005

             - and -

      Douglas M. Werman, Esq.
      WERMAN SALAS P.C.
      77 West Washington Street, Suite 1402
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 419-1008
      Facsimile: (312) 419-1025

             - and -

      Drew Legando, Esq.
      Jack Landskroner, Esq.
      1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
      Cleveland, OH 44113
      Telephone: (216) 522-9000
      Facsimile: (216) 522-9007

             - and -

      Kathleen Currie Chavez, Esq.
      Kevin Paul Noll, Esq.
      Peter Lawrence Currie, Esq.
      Robert M. Foote, Esq.
      FOOTE, MIELKE, CHAVEZ & O'NIEL, LLC
      10 West State St., Suite No. 200
      Geneva, IL 60134
      Telephone: (630) 232-7450
      Facsimile: (630) 232-7452

             - and -

      Myron M. Cherry, Esq.
      MYRON M. CHERRY & ASSOCIATES, LLC
      30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2300
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Facsimile: (312) 853-0279

             - and -

      Gregg I. Shavitz, Esq.
      Alan Quiles, Esq.
      SHAVITZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
      1515 S. Federal Highway
      Boca Raton, Florida 33432
      Telephone: (561) 447-8888
      Facsimile: (561) 447-8831

             - and -

      Seth R. Lesser, Esq.
      Fran L. Rudich, Esq.
      Jason Conway, Esq.
      Christopher M. Timmel, Esq.
      KLAFTER OLSEN & LESSER LLP
      Two International Drive, Suite 350
      Rye Brook, NY 10573
      Telephone: (914) 934-9200
      Facsimile: (914) 934-9220


FURNITURE OF AMERICA: Holguin Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Wages
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Cesar Holguin as an individual and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Furniture of America California, Inc., and
Does 1 through 100, Case No. BC644038 (Cal. Super. Ct., December
15, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid minimum and wages and penalties
under the California Labor Code.

Furniture of America California, Inc. owns and operates a
furniture company located at 19605 E Walnut Dr N, City of
Industry, CA 91789.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Paul K. Haines, Esq.
      Gene Williams, Esq.
      Fletcher W. Schmidt, Esq.
      Andrew J. Rowbotham, Esq.
      HAINES LAW GROUP, APC
      2274 East Maple Ave.
      El Segundo, CA 90245
      Telephone: (424) 292-2350
      Facsimile: (424) 292-2355
      E-mail: phaines@haineslawgroup.com
              gwilliams@haineslawgroup.com
              fschmidt@haineslawgroup.com
              arowbotham@haineslawgroup.com


GLOBAL FISH: Faces "Ruiz" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
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Byron H. Ruiz, Eduardo A. Torres, and other similarly-situated
individuals v. Global Fish Handlers, Corp., and Carlos A. Cruz,
Case No. 1:16-cv-25205-JEM (S.D. Fla., December 15, 2016), is
brought against the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages
in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Global Fish Handlers, Corp. operates as a cold storage, warehouse,
distribution company which sells and markets its services and
goods to customers from throughout the United States.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


GOLDMAN SACHS: Suppressed VirnetX Share Price, Suit Says
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Chris Fry, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
investors claim in a federal class action in Hackensack, N.J.,
that Goldman Sachs and other banking giants suppressed the share
price of VirnetX, "a leader in mobile security technology."

In addition to Goldman Sachs, the Dec. 14 complaint in Bergen
County Superior Court takes aim at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse,
TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab and the Bank of New York Mellon. The
case is the Top Download for Courthouse News on December 19.

As they have with countless other stocks, according to the
complaint, the brokerages schemed to execute naked short sales for
shares of VirnetX, with no intention of delivering stock to settle
the short sales.

"Instead, these prime brokers have intentionally failed to deliver
VirnetX stock to settle the short positions so as to reap huge
profits and ingratiate themselves to their hedge fund and
corporate clients," the complaint says.

Typical short sales involve the sale of securities an investor
does not actually own, but instead borrowed for delivery with the
anticipation that the price of the stock would decline, netting a
profit. Though this practice is legal, the sale becomes an illegal
naked short sale if the brokerage fails to deliver sales of the
shorted stock by the settlement date.

Two New Jersey-based investors, Lisa Karoon and Manickam Ganesh,
say the brokers have been naked short selling shares of VirnetX
since at least Feb. 1, 2013.

VirnetX vice president Greg Wood has complained about this illegal
activity several times to the Securities and Exchange Commission,
according to the complaint, which specifies that Wood sent several
emails in March this year to SEC officials about the conduct.

Part of what has allowed the brokers to disguise much of their
naked short selling, the class says, is their relationship with
the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, or DTCC. "The DTCC
is a powerful unregulated corporate institution that monopolizes
the clearance and settlement of all United States securities
transactions," the complaint states.  This is contributing to, but
is not the sole cause of, VirnetX's stock losses, shareholders
say.

"In addition, these prime brokers have 'painted the tape,'" the
complaint states. "They have manipulated the market and fixed the
price of VirnetX stock through massive 'dumping' of VirnetX shares
at key moments, all so as to create negative market sentiment, a
'piling' of short sales, and depression of the price of the stock
so as to further their own short sale strategies and those of
their hedge fund and corporate clients."

Wood, the VirnetX VP, is said to have noted this practice as well.
In a February email to the SEC, Wood supposedly noted that 160,000
shares of VirnetX were dumped in the last 10 minutes of trading,
which represented over 10 percent volume for the full trading day.

The class says such manipulations dramatically distorted the
VirnetX stock price.

A drastic drop from some $35 a share to $3 occurred, according to
the complaint, "despite the market's upward movement; despite what
had been an expected rise of the VirnetX shares to a projected $60
range; and despite the fact that VirnetX has been awarded $302.4
million by a jury in patent litigation against Apple."

The banks have faced millions of dollars worth of fines for this
very conduct, according to the complaint, but "federal regulations
and laws have not diminished Defendants' insatiable appetite for
illicit profits."

"Apart from large fees, commissions and interest that they
charged, the ability and willingness of defendants to engage in
naked short selling enhanced their competitiveness with hedge fund
and corporate clients, who wanted to manipulate the market and
depress the price of VirnetX stock," the complaint states.

The class also accuses the brokers of having concealed their
illegal tactics by taking affirmative steps to keep the VirnetX
stock off of an SEC list of naked short sales and delivery
failures called Regulation SHO.

"Discovery will certainly reveal that the Defendants circulated
and marketed data concerning VirnetX and other highly shorted
stocks to clients by distributing lists of top shorted stocks,
knowing that they had the ability to offer its artificial supply,"
the complaint states.

Alleging violations of federal anti-racketeering law, fraud and
conspiracy, among other claims, the class seeks $9.72 billion in
damages -- three times the lost value of $3.24 billion.

They are represented by Philip Guarino in Montclair, N.J.

The investors seek to represent a class of about 5,000 people or
entities who owned shares of VirnetX stock at any point between
Feb. 1, 2013 and the filing of the complaint.

Representatives for Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab and TD
Ameritrade all declined to comment. Goldman Sachs and the other
defendants have not returned requests for comment.

The case is captioned, LISA KAROON AND MANICKAM GANESH,
individually and on behalf of a class comprised of common stock
shareholders of VIRNETX, Plaintiffs v. THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP,
INC., MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER & SMITH, INC., CREDIT SUISSE
(USA), INC., TD AMERITRADE, INC., CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC.,
BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP., and DOES 1 through 100, Defendants,
Docket No. 8757-16, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.


HAMILTON COUNTY, TN: Faces Class Suit Over School Bus Crash
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Kevin Lessmiller, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that the mother of a traumatized 10-year-old boy filed a class-
action lawsuit in Chattanooga, Tenn., against the Tennessee school
district whose bus driver crashed into a tree last month, killing
six kids on board.

Sharonda Covington, individually and on behalf of her child M.S.,
and the boy's father Derek Stepp brought the class action against
the Hamilton County Department of Education on December 22, in
Chattanooga federal court.

Durham School Services LP, which provided bus services to the
school district, and Benjamin Coulter, the district's supervisor
of transportation, are also named as defendants in the lawsuit
alleging civil rights violations, negligence, assault and battery.

Covington says her 10-year-old son was on a bus driven by
Johnthony Walker on Nov. 21 when tragedy struck due to Walker's
"dangerously high rate of speed" on a twisting residential street.

Before Walker lost control of the bus, he allegedly yelled at the
children, "Are y'all ready to die?"

"The bus swerved to the right, struck a mailbox, swerved to the
left, veered off the roadway, and struck a telephone pole with
such force that the pole was sliced cleanly from the ground," the
complaint states. "The bus then flipped violently on its side and
slammed into a large tree, splitting the roof of the vehicle in
two. On board the bus were 37 children from the Woodmore
Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who were on their way
home to their families for the Thanksgiving holiday."

Covington says the scene of the crash "can only be described as
carnage."

"Five children died at the accident scene; one was decapitated. A
sixth child died at the hospital. Another child's arm was sheared
off at the shoulder. Some of the children were as young as six
years old and were too young to tell the first responders their
names or telephone numbers," according to the lawsuit.

The child who died at the hospital was Covington's son's
girlfriend, she says.

"M.S. witnessed firsthand the deaths and injuries suffered by his
fellow classmates. In fact, this ten year old boy attempted to --
and did -- pull several of his fellow classmates from the
wreckage," the complaint states. "When he went back to the bus to
assist his girlfriend, he found that she had been crushed in the
crash and he could not pull her free. She later died. As a result,
M.S. has anxiety, depression and nightmares, and is scared to get
on a bus."

Walker, 24, is not named as a defendant in Covington's class
action, the first lawsuit filed over the deadly bus crash. He was
charged immediately after the incident with five counts of
vehicular homicide, and another count was added later.

The class action says Walker's behavior as a driver was
"sadistic," alleging he would slam on the brakes and swerve the
bus to throw the children around in an effort to maintain
discipline on board.

Covington and Stepp claim the school district turned a blind eye
to Walker's dangerous and reckless behavior behind the wheel.

"The defendants could have protected the children on that bus from
the danger they themselves had created -- but they did not," the
lawsuit says. "Day after day defendants handed the keys to Bus 366
to this driver, instructed the children to board the bus, and
entrusted the driver with the lives nearly forty children."

A spokesperson for the Hamilton County Department of Education
said the school district cannot comment on pending litigation.

Convington and Stepp seek an unspecified amount of punitive
damages and are represented by Ronald Berke in Chattanooga.

The case is captioned, M.S. (a minor, by his parent and next
friend, Sharonda Covington) and Sharonda Covington and Derek
Stepp, Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Hamilton County Department of Education, and
Durham School Services, L.P., individually and Benjamin Coulter,
individually, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-CV-00501 (E.D. Tenn., Dec.
22, 2016).

Attorneys for Plaintiffs:

     BERKE, BERKE & BERKE
     Ronald J. Berke, Esq.
     A. Emma Flynn, Esq.
     420 Frazier Avenue
     Chattanooga, TN 37405
     Telephone (423) 266-5171
     Facsimile: (423) 265-5307
     Email: ronnie@berkeattys.com

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     William H. Murphy, Jr., Esq.
     William H. Murphy, III, Esq.
     Nicholas A. Szokoly, Esq.
     Jason G. Downs, Esq.
     Jessica H. Meeder, Esq.
     MURPHY, FALCON & MURPHY, PA
     One South Street, 23rd Floor
     Baltimore, MD 21202
     Telephone: (410) 951-8744
     Facsimile: (410) 539-6599
     Email: nick.szokoly@murphyfalcon.com


HARRIS COUNTY, TX: Class Certification Hearing Set for Feb. 21
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Cameron Langford, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that Harris County, which runs Texas's biggest jail, must face a
class action in Houston, accusing it of running a "wealth-based
detention system," jailing misdemeanor defendants who can't afford
bail, a federal judge ruled. And, siding with the plaintiffs, the
sheriff-elect called the system unconstitutional.

Booking an average of 330 people per day, Harris County Jail in
downtown Houston is the biggest in Texas. In August and September,
76 percent of its inmates were awaiting adjudication of their
cases, according to a county report released in November.

Harris County is the most populous county in the state, with more
than 4.3 million residents. Houston is the county seat.

Lead plaintiff Maranda Lynn ODonnell, 23, filed a class action in
May, accusing the county, its Sheriff Ron Hickman, and its
criminal and municipal judges of maintaining a de facto policy of
refusing to grant personal no-fee bonds to misdemeanor defendants
with no history of skipping court appearances, even in the face of
jail overcrowding.

In the lawsuit, ODonnell blames the crowding for the deaths of 55
people in pretrial custody at the jail from 2009 to 2015.

Sheriff-elect Ed Gonzalez filed an affidavit in support of the
plaintiff class and opposing Sheriff Hickman's motion to dismiss.

"Though I respect Sheriff Hickman, I respectfully disagree with
his and his lawyers' position that the sheriff should not even be
a party to this case," Gonzalez wrote in the Nov. 22 affidavit. "I
believe that the current operation of the money bail system,
including the sheriff's active participation in that system,
violates the United States Constitution. I believe that the
sheriff should be a party to the current lawsuit, and I look
forward to participating in the lawsuit in my official capacity
once I am sworn into office on January 1, 2017."

Poor misdemeanor arrestees in Harris County are denied due process
hours after they are booked into the jail when they appear before
magistrates via video without attorneys at probable cause hearings
that last a minute or less, during which magistrates set their
bail based on a fee schedule with no regard to their ability to
pay, according to the complaint.

"The ability to make bail is to be regarded, and proof may be
taken upon this point" is one criterion judges are supposed to
consider in setting bail, under the Harris County Criminal Courts
at Law Rules of Court, adopted by majority vote of the county's 16
criminal judges in March, according to U.S. District Chief Judge
Lee Hyman Rosenthal's Dec. 16 ruling.

The Texas Code of Criminal Procedures contains identical wording,
as does a 1987 agreed final judgment in the federal case Roberson
v. Richardson, which challenged Harris County's bail policies,
Rosenthal noted in her 78-page memorandum and opinion.

However, sheriff's officers and magistrates warn misdemeanor
defendants at the hearings not to say anything because they could
incriminate themselves. So they cannot request lower bail until
they are assigned court-appointed attorneys and arraigned a few
days later before county judges, who simply rubber-stamp the bail
amount without reviewing it, ODonnell claims in court filings.

ODonnell says that if an attorney files a motion for a bail
reduction or waiver, it usually takes a week to get a hearing.

Unwilling to fight for their innocence, often with their jobs on
the line because they are missing work, ODonnell says many
defendants plead guilty at their initial appearance, are sentenced
to time served and immediately released from jail.

"The added detention, the complaint alleges, is imposed as a cost
for exercising their constitutional right to a trial," Rosenthal
wrote. "A study of Harris County misdemeanor pleas forthcoming in
the Stanford Law Review shows that 76.8 percent of detained
misdemeanor defendants plead guilty, compared to only 52.8 of
defendants released on bond."

Rosenthal denied with prejudice the county's, the sheriff's and
the Harris County judges' motions to dismiss.

Asserting civil rights and equal protection claims, ODonnell's
original complaint named only five magistrate judges as
defendants. She added the county's 16 misdemeanor court judges as
defendants in an amended version. State judges, called district
judges in Texas, handle the county's felony cases.

In an attempt to head off the lawsuit, the 16 judges changed the
"County Rules of Court" on Aug. 12 to state that no-fee bonds are
"favored" for 12 misdemeanor charges, including public
intoxication, prostitution and possession of small amounts of
marijuana.

Harris County also recently hired two more magistrate hearing
officers and revamped its pretrial-services form to collect more
financial data about misdemeanor defendants earlier in the post-
arrest process.

But ODonnell claims in court filings that the judges' customs are
too ingrained, and that even after the August policy change they
continued to force magistrates to set predetermined bond amounts
for people arrested on those 12 charges.

In refusing to dismiss, Rosenthal said there are unresolved
disputes of fact, including whether ODonnell and one of her co-
plaintiffs have standing.

The county argued that ODonnell lacks standing because she posted
bond a few days after she was arrested and filed the lawsuit, and
that it had the right to detain her because she has outstanding
warrants in Harris and Galveston Counties for failing to appear
for misdemeanor court hearings.

However, Rosenthal wrote: "Even taking the defendants' factual
allegations on these points as true, Ms. ODonnell would have
standing to bring her claim. Ms. ODonnell alleges that no judicial
officer timely considered her inability to pay or her eligibility
for release despite her criminal history, and that this outcome is
typical for misdemeanor defendants in Harris County. The
defendants' allegations do not resolve Ms. ODonnell's claims."

Co-plaintiff Loetha McGruder was arrested in May, charged with
giving a false name to a police officer, a misdemeanor. A
magistrate set her bond at the preset $5,000. She couldn't pay it.
Four days later a Harris County judge reduced her bail to a
personal bond and she was released.

The county argued in dismissal motions that McGruder "is the prime
example of the system functioning as it should," because she was
released the first business day after her probable cause hearing.

But Rosenthal found McGruder has standing to bring due process and
equal protection claims because she was detained over a weekend,
though the county acknowledges her poverty made her eligible for
an immediate personal bond.

The other named plaintiff, Robert Ryan Ford, could not pay his
$5,000 preset bail after his arrest in May for misdemeanor theft.
He pleaded guilty at his arraignment five days later, was
sentenced to time served and released.

The plaintiffs gained an unexpected sympathizer on Nov. 8 when
Gonzalez, a Democrat, upset incumbent Republican Sheriff Hickman
in the election.

"Individuals should not be held in our Harris County jail just
because they cannot pay an amount of money set according to an
arbitrary schedule. In my view, this practice violates the U.S.
Constitution," Sheriff-elect Gonzalez wrote his Nov. 22 affidavit.

He criticized Hickman for seeking to dismiss, citing "the
sheriff's active participation" in the system being challenged,
and vowed to implement reforms as soon as he takes office, Jan. 1.

"A reformed system should fully address public safety concerns but
also protect the dignity and civil rights of every individual --
rich or poor -- who comes into contact with the jail and my
deputies. Our current money bail system does not achieve these
goals," Gonzalez wrote.

ODonnell sued Sheriff Hickman and judges in their official and
personal capacities. Rosenthal dismissed the personal claims.

She also dismissed the official claims against the five
magistrates, finding they are not policy makers because they work
under the supervision of the county and its judges. The personal
claims against the magistrates survived because they did not move
to dismiss them.

Attorneys for both sides said they are working to settle the case.

Harris County assistant attorney Robert Soard said Rosenthal is
aware the county has teamed up with Luminosity, a nonprofit St.
Petersburg, Fla. criminal justice consulting firm, to develop a
"public safety assessment" and "decision making framework" to
guide decisions on whether to release misdemeanor defendants on
personal bonds without pretrial services having to interview them.

The system is expected to launch in March 2017.

"We would like the case to resolve quickly for the benefit of the
people being arrested on misdemeanors in Harris County, to
decrease the number of people staying in jail," plaintiffs'
attorney Rebecca Bernhardt with the Texas Fair Defense Project
said.

She called Sheriff-elect Gonzalez's affidavit "helpful" for her
clients' case.

"It will be even more helpful to have him in office as a county
official who is very invested in finding solutions for the jail
that are constitutional and will improve public safety," she said.

Rosenthal set a class certification hearing for Feb. 21, 2017.


HSBC USA INC: "Bertone" Action Seeks Overtime Pay
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Steven Bertone and Steven Valente, individually and on behalf of
those individuals similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. HSBC USA,
Inc., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Louis Tesoriero, Jed Moloney and David
Gates, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-06993 (E.D. N.Y., December 19,
2016), seeks to recover overtime compensation for all hours worked
in excess of 40 hours per week, unpaid compensation, liquidated
damages and attorneys' fees and costs in yiolation of the Fair
Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Laws.

Defendants are foreign banking corporations organized and existing
under the laws of Maryland with headquarters in New York, NY where
Plaintiffs were hired as premier mortgage consultants. They claim
to have been denied overtime pay.

Plaintiff are represented by:

     Saul D. Zabell, Esq.
     ZABELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
     1 Corporate Drive, Suite 103
     Bohemia, NY 11716
     Tel: (631) 589-7242
     Fax: (631) 563-7475
     Email: SZabell@laborlawsny.com


HUMANA INC: Faces "Killebrew" Suit Seeking OT Pay Under FLSA
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Arian Killebrew, on Behalf of Herself and on Behalf of All Others
Similarly Situated Plaintiff, V. Humana Inc., Defendant, Case No.
5:16-cv-01276 (W.D. Tex., December 19, 2016), alleges that
Defendant knowingly and deliberately failed to compensate the
Plaintiff and Class Members for their overtime hours at the rate
of one and one-half times their regular rates of pay in violation
of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant Humana Inc. operates in the healthcare services field
and sells health insurance policies to businesses, individuals,
and the government.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Don J. Foty, Esq.
     KENNEDY HODGES, L.L.P.
     4409 Montrose Blvd, Suite 200
     Houston, TX 77006
     Phone: (713) 523-0001
     Fax: (713) 523-1116
     E-mail: DFoty@kennedyhodges.com


INDIAN CREEK: "Arana" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
---------------------------------------------
Rhina D. Arana and other similarly-situated individuals,
Plaintiff, v. Indian Creek Country Club, Inc. and Raul Perez
individually, Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-25220 (S.D. Fla.,
December 16, 2016), seeks to recover money damages for unpaid
overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant is a private golf Club where Plaintiff worked as a
laundry employee. Arana says she worked overtime hours without
overtime compensation as reflected by her paystubs that did not
reflect the real number of hours worked.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


INTELIQUENT INC: "Schwartz" Suit Seeks to Enjoin Sale to GTCR
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David Schwartz, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Inteliquent, Inc., James P. Hynes,
Lawrence M. Ingeneri, Rian J. Wren, Timothy A. Samples, Edward M.
Greenberg, Joseph A. Beatty, Lauren F. Wright, Matthew Carter Jr.,
GTCR LLC, Onvoy, LLC and ONVOY Igloo Merger Sub, Inc., Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-11494 (N.D. Ill., December 20, 2016), seeks to
enjoin the proposed acquisition of the Company by GTCR LLC,
pursuant to which Inteliquent will be merged with Onvoy Igloo
Merger Sub Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Onvoy, LLC.  The
suit alleges that the Preliminary Proxy Statement related to the
acquisition is materially deficient.

Inteliquent, Inc. is an interconnection partner for communication
service providers of all types.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Theodore B. Bell, Esq.
     Carl V. Malmstrom, Esq.
     WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLC
     70 West Madison Street, Suite 1400
     Chicago, IL 60602
     Phone: (312) 984-0000
     Fax: (312) 214-3110
     E-mail: tbell@whafh.com
             malmstrom@whafh.com

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     Shane T. Rowley, Esq.
     LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP
     30 Broad Street, 24th Floor
     New York, NY 10004
     Phone: (212) 363-7500
     Fax: (212) 363-7171
     E-mail: srowley@zlk.com


INTELIQUENT INC: "Wiesenfeld" Suit Challenges GTCR Merger
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Allen Wiesenfeld, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated v. Inteliquent, Inc., Matthew Carter, Jr., James P.
Hynes, Joseph A. Beatty, Edward M. Greenberg, Lawrence M.
Ingeneri, Timothy A. Samples, Rian J. Wren and Lauren F. Wright,
Case No. 1:16-cv-11392 (N.D. Ill., December 15, 2016), is brought
on behalf of all public stockholders of Inteliquent, Inc., to
enjoin the proposed vote on the transaction, pursuant to which
Inteliquent will be acquired by GTCR LLC, through a flawed process
and for inadequate consideration.

Inteliquent, Inc. provides wholesale voice and messaging
interconnection services and is used by wireline and wireless
carriers, CLECs, cable companies, VoIP Service Providers and
NextGen telecommunications companies.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Theodore B. Bell, Esq.
      Carl Malmstrom, Esq.
      WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLC
      70 West Madison Street, Suite 1400
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 984-0000
      Facsimile: (312) 214-3110
      E-mail: tbell@whafh.com
              malmstrom@whafh.com

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      Richard A. Acocelli, Esq.
      Michael A. Rogovin, Esq.
      Kelly C. Keenan, Esq.
      Seth M. Rosenstein, Esq.
      WEISSLAW LLP
      1500 Broadway, 16th Floor
      New York, NY 10036
      Telephone: (212) 682-3025
      Facsimile: (212) 682-3010
      E-mail: racocelli@weisslawllp.com
              mrogovin@weisslawllp.com
              kkeenan@weisslawllp.com
              srosenstein@weisslawllp.com


JJ'S OF MACOMB: "Lucas" Suit Seeks to Recoup OT Pay Under FLSA
--------------------------------------------------------------
Sebastian Lucas, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, against JJ'S of Macomb, Inc., Defendant, Case
No. 3:16-cv-03328-SEM-TSH (C.D. Ill., December 20, 2016), seeks to
recover unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor
Standards Act for Plaintiff and other current and former Assistant
Managers or Assistant Store Managers, who worked more than 40
hours in any workweek at any Jimmy John's store owned by
Franchisee.

Defendant owns and operates six or more Jimmy John's franchised
locations under one or more franchise agreements with Jimmy John's
Franchise, LLC.  Defendant maintained control, oversight, and
discretion over the operation of all of its restaurants.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Douglas M. Werman, Esq.
     WERMAN SALAS P.C.
     77 West Washington Street, Suite 1402
     Chicago, IL 60602
     Tel: (312) 419-1008
     Fax: (312) 419-1025

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     Drew Legando, Esq.
     Jack Landskroner, Esq.
     LANDSKRONER GRIECO MERRIMAN LLC
     1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
     Cleveland, OH 44113
     Tel: (216) 522-9000
     Fax: (216) 522-9007

        - and -

     Seth R. Lesser, Esq.
     Fran L. Rudich, Esq.
     Jason Conway, Esq.
     Christopher M. Timmel, Esq.
     KLAFTER OLSEN & LESSER LLP
     Two International Drive, Suite 350
     Rye Brook, NY 10573
     Tel: (914) 934-9200
     Fax: (914) 934-9220


KELLY SERVICES: "Scott" Suit Seeks to Recoup Pay Under FLSA
-----------------------------------------------------------
Latrica Scott, individually, and on behalf of others similarly
situated, Case No.: 16-cv-14415 Plaintiffs, vs. Kelly Services,
Inc., a Michigan corporation, Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-14415-
GCS-SDD (E.D. Mich., December 20, 2016), seeks to obtain
declaratory relief and recover unpaid wages and overtime,
liquidated damages, penalties, fees and costs, pre- and post-
judgment interest, and any other remedies under the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Kelly Services, Inc. offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing
and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a
temporary, temporary to-hire, and direct-hire basis.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Jason J. Thompson, Esq.
     Jesse L. Young, Esq.
     SOMMERS SCHWARTZ, P.C.
     One Towne Square, Suite 1700
     Southfield, MI 48076
     Phone: 248-355-0300
     E-mail: jthompson@sommerspc.com
             jyoung@sommerspc.com


KNIGHT SECURITY: Doesn't Properly Pay Security Guards, Suit Says
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Jesse R. Gray, Jonathan Veatch, and Danielle Cochran, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated v. Knight Security
and Patrol Inc., Ryan M. Knight, and Christ C. Angelos, Case No.
1:16-cv-03086 (D. Colo., December 15, 2016), is brought against
the Defendants for failure to pay security guards compensation for
all hours worked at their regular rates of pay, and for overtime
hours at the overtime rates of pay.

Knight Security and Patrol Inc. provides private security and
related services to businesses.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Gary M. Kramer, Esq.
      GARY KRAMER LAW LLC
      1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Suite 210
      Colorado Springs, CO  80920
      Telephone: (719) 694-2783
      Facsimile: (719) 452-3622
      E-mail: gary@garykramerlaw.com


LIFELOCK INC: Merger Deal Short-Changes Investors, Parshall Says
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Paul Parshall, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. Lifelock, Inc., Roy A. Guthrie, Hilary A.
Schneider, Todd Davis, Gary Briggs, David Cowan, Albert Pimentel,
Thomas J. Ridge, Jaynie Miller Studenmund, Symantec Corporation,
and L116 Merger Sub, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-04434, (D.
Ariz., December 16, 2016), seeks to enjoin the acquisition of
LifeLock, Inc. by Symantec Corporation, and rescissory damages,
damages sustained, costs and disbursements of this action,
including reasonable attorney, accountant and expert fees and such
other and further relief under the Securities and Exchange Act.

Pursuant to the deal, shareholders of LifeLock will receive $24.00
per share in cash from Symantec.  Consideration to be paid to
plaintiff and the Class in the Proposed Transaction is deemed
inadequate since the intrinsic value of the Company is materially
in excess of the amount offered, the complaint says.

LifeLock is a provider of proactive identity theft protection
services for consumers and consumer risk management services for
enterprises. It maintains its principal executive office at 60
East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 400, Tempe, Arizona 85281.
LifeLock's common stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker
symbol "LOCK." Roy A. Guthrie, Hilary A. Schneider, Todd Davis,
Gary Briggs, David Cowan, Albert Pimentel, Thomas J. Ridge and
Jaynie Miller Studenmund are members of its Board of Directors.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian D. Long, Esq.
      Seth D. Rigrodsky, Esq.
      Gina M. Serra, Esq
      Jeremy J. Riley, Esq.
      RIGRODSKY & LONG, P.A.
      2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120
      Wilmington, DE 19803
      Tel: (302) 295-531

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      Gerald Barrett, Esq.
      WARD, KEENAN & BARRETT, P.C.
      3838 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1720
      Phoenix, AZ 85012
      Telephone: (602) 279-1717
      Facsimile: (602) 279-8908
      Email: gbarrett@wardkeenanbarrett.com


LIMITED STORES: Closed Shop, "O'Rourke" Seeks Back Pay, Benefits
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Kaitlin O'Rourke on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. LIMITED STORES, LLC, Defendant, Case No.
2:16-cv-01180, (S.D. Ohio, December 16, 2016), seeks collection of
unpaid wages and benefits for 60 calendar days pursuant to the
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988.

Defendant was a Delaware corporation that does business as "The
Limited," -- http://www.thelimited.com/-- a network of retail
stores that sells women's clothing, specializing in women's work
wear, as well as casual and special occasion options. Limited
Stores maintains a facility at 7775 Walton Parkway, New Albany,
Ohio 43054 where Plaintiff worked until she was terminated as part
of, or as a result of a plant closing ordered by the Defendant.
Defendant failed to provide at least 60 days' advance written
notice of termination, the suit claims.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Nicholas T. Stack, Esq.
      SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP
      1000 Jackson Street
      Toledo, OH 43604
      Tel: (419) 241-9000
      Fax: (419) 241-6894
      Email: nstack@slk-law.com

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      Stuart J. Miller, Esq.
      LANKENAU & MILLER, LLP
      132 Nassau Street, Suite 1100
      New York, NY 10038
      Tel: (212) 581-5005
      Fax: (212) 581-2122

             - and -

      Mary E. Olsen, Esq.
      M. Vance McCrary, Esq.
      THE GARDNER FIRM, PC
      210 S. Washington Ave.
      Mobile, AL 36602
      Tel: (251) 433-8100
      Fax: (251) 433-8181

             - and -

      THE NLG MAURICE AND JANE SUGAR LAW CENTER FOR ECONOMIC
      AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
      4605 Cass Ave.
      Detroit, MI 48201
      Tel: (313) 993-450


LUTHERAN HOMES: Fails to Pay Employees Overtime, Action Claims
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Marjorie Whitehead, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc., Case
No. 3:16-cv-03937-JFA (D.S.C., December 16, 2016), is brought
against the Defendant for failure to pay overtime wages for work
more than 40 hours a week.

Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. owns and operates an
assisted and independent living facility located at 300 Ministry
Drive, Irmo, South Carolina.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

       C. Stevens McLaurin, Esq.
       CRUMLEY ROBERTS, LLP
       1051 E. Morehead Street, Suite 100
       Charlotte, NC 28204
       Telephone: (704) 567-4529
       Facsimile: (704) 749-2966
       E-mail: csmclaurin@crumleyroberts.com


M&G USA: "Kring" Suit Alleges Labor Law Violations
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Terry Kring and Kevin Molin, Individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated Plaintiffs, v. M&G USA Corporation
D/B/A/ Mossi & Ghisolfi USA Corporation, M&G Chemicals, Integrity
Mechanical Specialists Llc D/B/A IMS - Integrity Mechanical
Specialists LLC, Welco Construction Services, Central Texas
Express Metalwork, LLC D/B/A Express Contracting, Kara J. Clayton,
and Joseph W. Kortsch, Defendants, seeks to recover compensation,
liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, and costs, pursuant to the
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Mossi Ghisolfi Group, which includes Defendant M&G, was
established in 1953 in Italy and is a producer of PET or packing
applications.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Clif Alexander, Esq.
     Austin W. Anderson, Esq.
     Lauren E. Braddy, Esq.
     ANDERSON2X, PLLC
     819 N. Upper Broadway
     Corpus Christi, TX 78401
     Phone: (361) 452-1279
     Fax: (361) 452-1284
     E-mail: clif@a2xlaw.com
             austin@a2xlaw.com
             lauren@a2xlaw.com


MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR: Court Certified Class of Shareholders
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Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News Service reported that a
federal judge in San Francisco, on December 22, certified a class
of shareholders who claim Magnachip Semiconductor goosed its stock
price through a "wide-ranging accounting fraud . . . fabricated
sales, kickbacks, recognition of revenue for products that had not
been manufactured, and channel stuffing."

The Court certifies the class, but imposes a March 11, 2014 end
date for the Class Period.  The Court appoints Keith Thomas and
Herb Smith as class representatives, and Pomerantz, LLP and the
Rosen Law Firm, P.A. as class counsel.

The case is captioned, RICHARD HAYES, et al., Plaintiffs, v.
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR CORP., et al., Defendants. Case No. 14-cv-
01160-JST (N.D. Cal.).


MB FLORIDA: Matus et al. Seek to Recoup Overtime Pay Under FLSA
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Ana Matus, Claudia Cabrera, Angelica Vasquez, Kelym Canales,
Reyna X. Lopez, Claudia Reyes, Dinora Reyes, Maria Castillo,
Gladis Castillo, Miladis Caceres, and other similarly situated
individuals, Plaintiffs, v. MB Florida Limited, LLC d/b/a Grand
Beach Hotel; Sunshine State Management, L.L.C. d/b/a PSEB; Alex
Lopata; and Vadim Larionov, Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-25285-JEM
(S.D. Fla., December 21, 2016), seeks to recover money damages for
alleged unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

MB Florida Limited LLC is a mid-sized organization in the hotels
and motels industry.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


MB FLORIDA: "Vasquez" Suit Seeks to Recoup OT Pay Under FLSA
------------------------------------------------------------
Mirna Vasquez, Dora Hernandez, and other similarly situated
individuals, Plaintiffs, v. MB Florida Limited, LLC d/b/a Grand
Beach Hotel; 5 Star Service, Inc., and Gladys Fundora, Defendants,
Case No. 1:16-cv-25287-RNS (S.D. Fla., December 21, 2016), seeks
to recover money damages for alleged unpaid overtime wages under
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

MB Florida Limited LLC is a mid-sized organization in the hotels
and motels industry.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


MDL 2143: Court Approves $125 Million Settlement
------------------------------------------------
Nicholas Iovino, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that four electronics giants will pay $124.5 million in an
antitrust class action to indirect purchasers of optical disk
drives, in a settlement approved on December 19, by a federal
judge in San Francisco.

     Hitachi-LG Data Storage will pay $73 million;
     Sony will pay $28.5 million;
     Panasonic $16.5 million; and
     NEC $6.5 million.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg's final approval on December
19, ended more than six years of litigation for the four companies
accused of a global price-fixing conspiracy for at least five
years.

Lead class counsel Jeff Friedman said winning class certification,
which was denied in October 2014, was the hardest obstacle of the
six-year legal battle.

"The most challenging part of it was when we initially lost class
certification, and fortunately Judge Seeborg permitted us to go
back and take a second bite at the apple," Friedman said. "We had
to do a lot more work in order to satisfy the court that the class
should be certified."

The indirect buyer class includes anyone who purchased an external
disk drive or computer with an internal disk drive in 23 states
and Washington, D.C. from April 2003 to December 2008.

The agreement covers half the disk drives allegedly sold at
inflated prices due to the price-fixing conspiracy, Friedman said.

Seeborg also awarded the indirect buyers' counsel $34.8 million in
attorneys' fees and costs.

Seeborg granted Friedman's law firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro,
the requested $24.2 million in fees with a 1.29 multiplier due to
the risk the firm took in litigating such a complicated and far-
reaching price-fixing case.

"Antitrust class actions are one of the most complex types of
litigation -- this one involves eleven defendant families,
multiple continents, four languages, and alleges a global
conspiracy that purportedly started over a decade ago," Seeborg
wrote in the 28-page ruling.

He noted that the $31.1 million in fees was 25 percent of the
$124.5 million settlement, and meeting that 25 percent benchmark
was appropriate given the risks faced and results achieved by the
class attorneys.

Seeborg also found the hourly billing rates of $125 for paralegals
to $950 for senior attorneys were within the acceptable range of
market rates for Northern California, despite some objections that
the rates were too high.

"We think the judge fairly recognizes how much our firm invested,
and Hagens Berman did it all on our own with our own resources for
more than six years and took tremendous risk given that we had
already lost once class certification," Friedman said.

The judge also awarded the class attorneys $3.7 million in
litigation expenses.

The final settlement covers indirect buyers of disk drives in
Washington D.C. and Arizona, California, District of Columbia,
Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New
Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah,
Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Each class member will receive approximately $10 per disk drive,
depending on the number of claims filed, Friedman said.

Advertisements about the settlement were placed in USA Today and
People Magazine, and about 14.7 million notices were emailed
directly to consumers. Friedman said the actual size of the
settlement class is "significantly larger" than 14.7 million.

Class members may file claims at www.opitcaldiskdriveantitrust.com
until the deadline of July 1, 2017.

Seeborg in April approved a $37 million settlement that ended the
antitrust class action for direct purchaser plaintiffs, such as HP
and Dell.

The $124.5 million deal approved on December 19, includes a
provision that requires the settling firms to cooperate in helping
the class pursue antitrust claims against the remaining
defendants.

Friedman declined to comment on whether the indirect buyers were
in settlement talks with remaining defendants, such as Toshiba and
Koninklijke Philips.

Attorneys for Hitachi-LG, Sony, Panasonic and NEC did not
immediately return emails seeking comment on December 19,
afternoon.


NASSAU, NY: "Gurrieri" Suit Alleges Labor Law Violations
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Ronald Gurrieri, Diane McCauley, Lawrence Loiselle, Mary Tedesco,
Edward Donoghue, and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
against County of Nassau, Nassau County Police Department and
Nassau County Civil Service Commission, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-
cv-06983-ADS-SIL (E.D.N.Y., December 19, 2016), alleges that
Defendant(s) failed to pay Plaintiff correct compensation for
hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York
Labor Law.

County of Nassau is a municipal corporation duly incorporated
under the laws of the State of New York.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     LAW OFFICES OF LOUIS D. STOBER, JR., LLC
     98 Front Street
     Mineola, NY 11501
     Phone: (516) 742-6546


NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE: "Hayford" Suit Alleges Violations of FLSA
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Terri Hayford, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, and Aerotek,
Inc., Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-04480-DKD (D. Ariz., December
20, 2016), alleges that Defendants failed to pay Plaintiff and
other similarly situated persons all overtime pay for all time
worked in excess of 40 hours per week in violation of the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

Nationstar Mortgage, LLC is a mortgage servicer.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     James X. Bormes, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF JAMES X. BORMES, P.C.
     8 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 2600
     Chicago, IL 60603
     Phone: (312) 201-0575
     E-mail: jxbormes@bormeslaw.com

        - and -

     Thomas M. Ryan, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS M. RYAN, P.C.
     Illinois State Bar No. 6273422
     35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 650
     Chicago, IL 60601
     Phone: (312) 726-3400
     E-mail: tom@tomryanlaw.com

        - and -

     Michelle R. Matheson, Esq.
     MATHESON &MATHESON, P.L.C.
     15300 North 90th Street, Suite 550
     Scottsdale, AZ 85260
     Phone: (480) 889-8951
     E-mail: mmatheson@mathesonlegal.com


NEVADA ADULT MENTAL: Faces Class Suit Over Patient Dumping
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Mike Heuer, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that a
state-run psychiatric hospital in Nevada routinely dumps patients
in out-of-state locations, with suicide the result in several
instances, patients claim in a federal class action in Las Vegas.

Plaintiffs Clorissa D. Porter and William D. Spencer are former
psychiatric patients at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital and say
hospital staff involuntarily discharged them and sent them to out-
of-state destinations.

Porter, 33, says despite knowing their need for psychiatric care,
hospital staff sent them to locations where they knew she and
others could not obtain proper treatment.

"Many prior patients discharged and subjected to 'Greyhound
therapy' . . . immediately became homeless, and several committed
suicide," Porter says in the complaint.

Porter says she and others "were medicated before their discharge
and required to leave the facility under the influence of powerful
anti-psychotic/tranquilizing medication" and while in a "drugged
state and incompetent to give informed consent."

Hospital staff "physically escorted' them from the hospital to
taxis that took them to the Greyhound Bus Station in Las Vegas,
where they were given pre-paid tickets to out-of-state
destinations, Porter says.  She says Southern Nevada Adult Mental
Health Services paid for the bus tickets, which took her to Flint,
Michigan, in January 2013, and Spencer to Los Angeles in September
2012.

Porter says they traveled without provisions for medical care or
assistance, and there were no prior arrangements for the follow-up
care upon arrival.  She says the hospital staff only gave each of
them a "minimum amount of liquid nutrient and a supply of
psychiatric medication supposedly sufficient for the days of
travel," according to her complaint.

When admitted to Rawson-Neal, Porter says she was "penniless and
homeless," was depressed and "experiencing suicidal ideation," and
had history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  She says
hospital staff wrote up a treatment plan that included obtaining
treatment through a program in Caro, Michigan, but the "treatment
plan was intentionally disregarded and violated by her involuntary
discharge," which left her with no way to get from Flint to Caro.

After she arrived in Flint, Porter says she called Rawson-Neal and
was told by staff there to contact the program in Caro. She then
called a cousin in Las Vegas, who wired her money for food.
Porter says she experienced a mental breakdown while in Michigan
and was admitted to a hospital, which unsuccessfully tried to get
Porter's medical records from Rawson-Neal.

Spencer says he was "severely depressed" when admitted to Rawson-
Neal on Aug. 26, 2012, and discharged a few weeks later with a
one-way ticket to Los Angeles.  He says defendant Dr. Jacob
Manjooran told him to call 911 when he arrived in Los Angeles, but
Spencer told Manjooran he did not want to leave Las Vegas, where
he had been living for two years.

On Sept. 20, 2012, though, Spencer says Manjooran told him he was
being discharged that night to a care facility in Pasadena,
California, where he would receive sufficient treatment to return
to work.  After an eight-hour bus ride to Los Angeles with no food
or money, Spencer says he arrived at the bus station with no way
to get to Pasadena and "promptly became homeless, experienced
panic attacks and anxiety," according to the complaint.

Porter says the Sacramento Bee learned of the "'dumping'" of
putative class member James Flavy Coy Brown in Sacramento and
reported that since 2008, about 1,500 Rawson-Neal patients
similarly had been discharged to locations in almost every state
and with "minimum provisions to sustain them during protracted bus
rides."

Brown unsuccessfully sued Rawson-Neal for patient dumping in 2014.

A survey of 30 former Rawson-Neal patients conducted by the Nevada
Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance showed many
discharges violated the policies and procedures established by the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and Rawson-Neal's own policies,
Porter says in the lawsuit.  In those 30 cases, Porter says an
investigation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid faulted
Rawson-Neal for not ensuring medical staff was accountable for the
quality of care provided, did not provide an effective discharge
process that applied to all patients, and did not identify
patients at high risk of suffering "adverse consequences upon
discharge without an adequate discharge plan."

The report also said Rawson-Neal did not provide patients with a
discharge planning evaluation or ensure hospital staff arranged
the initial discharge plan for patients, which caused the hospital
to fail in delivering "statutory mandated care," Porter says.

Porter and the others seek punitive damages and other relief, as
well as a court order barring the hospital from continuing its
practices, plus attorney's fees and legal costs for patient
dumping, disability and wealth discrimination, and Fourth, Eighth
and 14th Amendments violations.

Named as defendants are Southern Nevada Adult Mental health
Services aka Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital; hospital
administrator Chelsea Szklany; Nevada Dept. of Health and Human
Services Director Mike Willden; Nevada Division of Public and
Behavioral Health administrator Richard Whitley; and Rawson-Neal
Associate Medical Director Dr. Leon Ravin.

Also named as defendants are Nevada Bureau of Health Care Quality
and Compliance Chief Kyle Devine, Nevada Psychiatric Medical
Director Dr. Linda J. White, and Rawson-Neal psychiatrists Dr. Rao
Pavvada and Manjooran.

Las Vegas attorney Allen Lichtenstein filed the 31-page class
action and was not immediately available for comment via telephone
on December 23.

Administrative officials at Rawson-Neal were out of the office for
the Christmas holiday and unavailable for comment on Dec. 23.

The case is captioned, CLORISSA D. PORTER; WILLIAM D. SPENCER, on
behalf of themselves and all those similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
vs. SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, a mental health
treatment operation licensed by the State of Nevada, also known as
RAWSON-NEAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL; CHELSEA SZKLANY, in her official
and individual capacities as hospital administrator of SOUTHERN
NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; MIKE WILLDEN, in his official
capacity as director of NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES, a department of the State of Nevada; RICHARD WHITLEY, in
his official capacity as administrator of NEVADA DIVISION OF
PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, previously organized as the NEVADA
DIVISION OF HEALTH and the NEVADA DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH &
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES; LEON RAVIN, M.D., in his individual and
official capacities as associate medical director of RAWSON-NEAL
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL; KYLE DEVINE, in his official capacity as
bureau chief of NEVADA BUREAU OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY AND
COMPLIANCE, the licensing authority; LINDA J. WHITE, M.D., in her
individual and official capacities as statewide psychiatric
medical director of the State of Nevada; RAO PUVVADA, M.D., a
psychiatrist at RAWSON-NEAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, in his
individual capacity; JACOB MANJOORAN, M.D., a psychiatrist at
RAWSONNEAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, in his individual capacity; and
DOES 1 to 50, Defendants. Case 2:16-cv-02949 (D. Nev.).

Attorney for Plaintiffs:

     Allen Lichtenstein, Esq.
     ALLEN LICHTENSTEIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, LTD.
     3315 Russell Road, No. 222
     Las Vegas, NV 89120
     Telephone: (702) 433-2666
     Facsimile: (702) 433-9591
     E-Mail: allaw@lvcoxmail.com


NEW BALANCE: Faces "Jones" Suit Over "Made in the USA" Shoes
------------------------------------------------------------
Sherryl Jones, Sheila Dashnaw, and William Meier, individually,
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. New
Balance Athletics, Inc., a corporation; and DOES 1 through 50,
inclusive, Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-09423-R-SS (C.D. Cal.,
December 21, 2016), alleges misrepresentation of "Made in the USA"
shoes when these shoes are actually comprised of a substantial
percentage of foreign-made components.  The act allegedly is in
violations of California's False Advertising Law, California's
Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California's Unfair Competition Law;
and is a breach of express warranty, negligent misrepresentation,
and unjust enrichment.

New Balance Athletics, Inc. is a multi-billion dollar shoe and
apparel company that is based in Massachusetts.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Aubry Wand, Esq.
     THE WAND LAW FIRM
     400 Corporate Pointe, Suite 300
     Culver City, CA 90230
     Phone: (310) 590-4503
     Fax: (310) 590-4596
     E-mail: awand@wandlawfirm.com

        - and -

     Todd M. Schneider, Esq.
     Jason H. Kim, Esq.
     SCHNEIDER WALLACE COTTRELL KONECKY & WOTKYNS LLP
     2000 Powell Street, Suite 1400
     Emeryville, CA 94608
     Phone: (415) 421-7100
     Fax: (415) 421-7105
     E-mail: tschneider@schneiderwallace.com
             jkim@schneiderwallace.com


NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION: "Chan" Suit Sues Over Share Price Drop
--------------------------------------------------------------
Amy Chan, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. New Oriental Education & Technology Group
Inc., Michael Minhong Yu, Chenggang Zhou and Zhihui Yang,
Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-09279 (D.N.J., December 15, 2016),
seeks to recover compensable damages caused by violations of
federal securities laws and pursue remedies under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.

New Oriental is a Cayman Islands corporation headquartered in
Beijing, People's Republic of China. It provides private
educational services under the New Oriental brand. It trades
American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange under
the ticker symbol "EDU."

Defendants were allegedly engaging in college application fraud,
including writing application essays and teacher recommendations
and falsifying high school transcripts. On this news, shares of
the Company fell $6.99 per share or over 14% from its previous
closing price to close at $42.00 per share on December 2, 2016.

Amy Chan, acquired New Oriental American Depositary Shares at
artificially inflated prices during the Class Period and lost
substantially upon the revelation of the alleged corrective
disclosures.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Laurence M. Rosen, Esq.
      THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.
      275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor
      New York, New York 10016
      Telephone: (212) 686-1060
      Fax: (212) 202-3827
      Email: lrosen@rosenlegal.com


NOVABAY PHARMA: "Kozma" Suit Seeks to Rescind Equity Awards
-----------------------------------------------------------
Liam Kozma, derivatively on behalf of Novabay Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. and individually and on behalf of all other similarly
situated stockholders of Novabay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Plaintiff,
v. Mark M. Sieczkarek, Paul E. Freiman, Gail Maderis, Xinzhou Li,
Xiaoyan Liu, Mijia Wu, Todd Zavodnick, T. Alex Mcpherson, Massimo
Radaelli, Thomas J. Paulson, and Justin M. Hall, Defendants, and
Novabay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nominal Defendant, Case No. 1:16-
cv-01254-UNA (D. Del., December 19, 2016), alleges breach of
fiduciary duties and unjust enrichment to remedy false and
misleading disclosures made by the Board to NovaBay's stockholders
in proxy statements issued in connection with the Company's 2016
annual meeting of stockholders and reconvened 2016 annual meeting
of stockholders.

Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that, saying directors of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals lied to dilute
holdings of common stock, shareholders brought the federal class
action to rescind the wrongfully granted equity awards.

Novabay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -- http://novabay.com/-- is a
biopharmaceutical company developing products for the eye care
market.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Joseph Levi, Esq.
     William J. Fields, Esq.
     Michael B. Ershowsky, Esq.
     LEVI & KORSINSKY LLP
     30 Broad Street, 24th Floor
     New York, NY 10004
     Phone: (212) 363-7500
     Fax: (212) 363-7171

        - and -

     Brian E. Farnan, Esq.
     Michael J. Farnan, Esq.
     FARNAN LLP
     919 N. Market St., 12th Floor
     Wilmington, DE 19801
     Phone: (302) 777-0300
     E-mail: bfarnan@farnanlaw.com
             mfarnan@farnanlaw.com


PITA PLUS INC: Fails to Pay Overtime Wages, "Atary" Suit Says
-------------------------------------------------------------
Rachel Atary and other similarly-situated individuals, Plaintiff,
v. Pita Plus Inc. and Yigal Cohen, individually Defendants, Case
No. 1:16-cv-25246 (S.D. Fla., December 19, 2016), seeks to recover
overtime compensation, liquidated damages and the costs and
reasonably attorney's fees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Pita Plus is a Mediterranean restaurant, cafeteria, take-out and
catering business owned/managed by Yigal Cohen, these Plaintiff
manned the cash register, cleaned, took customer's orders by
phone, did inventory and ordered restaurant supplies. She worked 6
days per week, working more than 8 hours per work day without
overtime premium.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


PROGRESS RESIDENTIAL: Faces "Freeman" Suit Over FLSA Violations
---------------------------------------------------------------
Kristal Freeman, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Progress Residential Property
Manager, LLC, Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-00356 (S.D. Tex.,
December 19, 2016), seeks to recover overtime compensation, other
wages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, litigation expenses,
costs of court, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and
injunctive relief under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards
Act of 1938.

Progress Residential Property Manager, LLC engages in managing,
leasing, renovating, and administering closely held residential
properties.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Rhonda H. Wills, Esq.
     WILLS LAW FIRM
     1776 Yorktown, Suite 570
     Houston, TX 77056
     Phone: (713) 528-4455
     Fax: (713) 528-2047


QUICKEN LOANS: Faces "McLemore" Suit Alleging TCPA Violations
-------------------------------------------------------------
Tamika McLemore, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Quicken Loans Inc., a Michigan
corporation, Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-14397-AJT-RSW (E.D.
Mich., December 19, 2016), seeks to stop Defendant's alleged
practice of making unsolicited autodialed and/or pre-recorded
calls to the cellular telephones of consumers nationwide in
violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Quicken Loans Inc. is an online lender, providing home purchase
financing products.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Steven L. Woodrow, Esq.
     Woodrow & Peluso, LLC
     3900 East Mexico Ave., Suite 300
     Denver, CO 80210
     Phone: (720) 213-0675
     Fax: (303) 927-0809
     E-mail: swoodrow@woodrowpeluso.com


RODMAR GROCERS: "Tamacas" Lawsuit Alleges Violations of FLSA
------------------------------------------------------------
Rafael Tamacas, and other similarly situated individuals,
Plaintiffs, v. Rodmar Grocers, Inc. d/b/a President Supermarket
No. 4, Jorge Rios and Cecilia Rios, Defendants, Case No. 0:16-cv-
62995-BB (S.D. Fla., December 21, 2016), seeks to recover money
damages for unpaid overtime wages and retaliatory discharge under
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Rodmar Grocers Inc. is a grocery store located in Hollywood,
Florida.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     R. Martin Saenz, Esq.
     SAENZ & ANDERSON, PLLC
     20900 NE 30th Avenue, Ste. 800
     Aventura, Florida 33180
     Phone: (305) 503-5131
     Fax: (888) 270-5549
     Email: msaenz@saenzanderson.com


ROTI RESTAURANTS: Receipts Show Credit Card Info, Suit Says
-----------------------------------------------------------
Cooper Lindner and Kim Smith, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Roti Restaurants, LLC, d/b/a Roti
Modem Mediterranean and d/b/a Roti Mediterranean Grill, Case No.
2016CH16281 (Ill. Cir. Ct., December 16, 2016), seeks to put an
end on the Defendant's practice of providing consumers with an
electronically printed receipts on which the Defendant printed
more than the last five digits of consumers' credit or debit card
numbers.

Roti Restaurants, LLC owns and operates restaurants in Chicago,
Cook County, Illinois.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Karl G. Leinberger, Esq.
      Paul Markoff, Esq.
      MARKOFF LEINBERGER LLC
      134 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1050
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 726-4162
      Facsimile: (312) 674-7272
      E-mail: karl@markleinlaw.com


ROYAL ISD, TX: "Campbell" Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
----------------------------------------------------------
Robert Campbell, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Royal Independent School
District, Case No. 4:16-cv-03674, (S.D. Tex, December 16, 2016),
seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages,
attorneys' fees and costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest
at the applicable rate, incentive awards and all such other and
further relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Royal Independent School District is a political subdivision of
the State of Texas where Campbell was employed as a peace officer
from March 2010 through July 2016. Campbell said he usually worked
in excess of forty hours per week without overtime pay.

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


SIRIUS XM: NY High Court Deals Loss to Turtles
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Joss Russell, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
dealing a blow to musicians scrambling for royalties in the
digital-music era, New York's highest court sketched out defeat
for an attempted class action in Albany, N.Y. by the duo behind
the 1967 hit "Happy Together."

The Turtles are one of many acts whose rights hinge on a patchwork
of state laws and court decisions filling the void of federal laws
that haven't been updated in decades.  While sound recordings made
after Feb. 15, 1972, are protected by the U.S. Copyright Act, the
rights to digital audio transmission are governed by a law from
1995 -- the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act
(DPRA).

Turtles members Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan brought the lawsuit
at hand against Sirius XM Radio in 2013.  They sued through their
corporation, Flo & Eddie, and fared well. In 2014, a federal judge
indicated that she would grant Flo & Eddie summary judgment on
liability.

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon's ruling was unprecedented --
finding that New York affords a common-law right of public
performance to protect copyright holders of pre-1972 sound
recordings. Sirius XM faced a hefty bill in connection to the
judgment that its internal reproductions of pre-1972 recordings
did not constitute fair use.

Rather than rule on the satellite radio's giant's appeal, however,
the Second Circuit referred the matter to the state's highest
court, as the authority on New York law.

The Court of Appeals was divided on December 20, in saying state
copyright law recognizes no such right as the one McMahon found.

Just one pun emerges from the 13-page lead opinion, which calls it
"illogical" to find new rights only now that the record companies
and artists no longer enjoy a symbiotic relationship with radio
stations.

The participants in the music industry "have co-existed for many
years and, until now, were apparently 'happy together,'" Judge
Leslie Stein wrote for the majority.

"While changing technology may have rendered it more challenging
for the record companies and performing artists to profit from the
sale of recordings, these changes, alone, do not now warrant the
precipitous creation of a common-law right that has not previously
existed," Stein added.

SiriusXM attorney Dan Petrocelli applauded the court's decision.
"It restores the law to the practice and consensus that have
existed since the dawn of the radio and music industries,"
Petrocelli said.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed an amicus brief in
the case, also tweeted its appreciation on December 20, decision.
"New York high court does copyright right, refuses to create new
rights for old recordings," the group said.

Stein emphasized in the ruling that the failure to enforce one
rights does not waive them, but that the timeline here cannot be
ignored.

"The fact that holders of rights to sound recordings took no
action whatsoever to assert common-law protection for at least the
past four decades -- when the absence of a comprehensive federal
right of public performance for sound recordings was clear --
supports our conclusion that artists and copyright holders did not
believe such a right existed in the common law," Stein wrote.

Even McMahon had acknowledged, the ruling says, "that such a right
was 'unprecedented,' would upset settled expectations, and would
'have significant economic consequences.'"

Stein said it should be left to the New York Legislature to
recognize such a right.

"Ultimately, it cannot be overstated that, if this court were to
recognize a right of public performance under the common law, we
would be ill-equipped -- or simply unable -- to create a structure
of rules to properly guide the application of that right," she
wrote. "The legislative branch, on the other hand, is uniquely
qualified, and imbued with the authority, to conduct the required
balancing of interests and make the necessary policy choices."

The court was split 4-2 with Chief Judge Janet DiFiore taking no
part. DiFiore only joined the Albany-based court in February 2016.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam joined a lengthy dissent in which Judge
Jenny Rivera condemned the "parochialism that justifies turning a
blind eye to the exploitative practices of today's music industry
made possible by technological advances and that, as a
consequence, excludes from our common-law copyright in sound
recordings a quintessential property interest in the use of these
works, and limits a creator's opportunity to derive financial
benefit from their performance."

Sirius has a library of more than 280,000 songs, with 42,000 of
those songs having been recorded prior to 1972, the 14-page
dissent says.

The New York case was one of many Flo & Eddie brought around the
country. In an amicus brief to the duo's Florida challenge, the
Electronic Frontier Foundation emphasized that affording new
rights here would trigger a tidal wave of lawsuits.

"A decision in favor of Flo & Eddie will leave no effective way to
license pre-1972 sound recordings because the mechanisms for doing
so have never existed," the group said. "And with the creation of
new rights in law comes the risk of litigation."

In the New York complaint, other friends of the court included the
Recording Industry Association of America, National Association of
Broadcasters, iHeartMedia, New York State Broadcasters
Association, Howard B. Abrams, Association for Recorded Sound
Collections; CBS Radio, Pandora Media, and Public Knowledge.

A quintessential 1960s recording, "Happy Together" reached the No.
1 spot on the Billboard charts in 1967. Flo & Eddie also performed
a two-year stint in Frank Zappa's avant-rock fusion band the
Mothers of Invention, billed as "Phlorescent Leech & Eddie."

In their in 1976 song "Keep It Warm", Flo & Eddie sang the lines
"Write another song for the money, Something they can sing, not so
funny, Money in the bank to keep us warm."

Every year since 2010, The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie perform
in a package tour called the "Happy Together" tour, with a
rotating cast of pre-1972 performers breaking out their catalog of
hits from the '60s and early '70s.


STARWOOD HOTELS: Creamer et al. Allege Pension Fund Mismanagement
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Charles Creamer and Jennifer Trevino, Plaintiffs, individually and
as representatives of all persons similarly situated, v. Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-
09321, (C.D. Cal., December 16, 2016), seeks reasonable attorneys'
fees and costs of suit, disgorgement of any profits, pre-judgment
interest and such other and further relief in breach fiduciary
duties pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of
1974.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a hotel company that
owns, operates, franchises and manages hotels, resorts, spas,
residences and vacation ownership properties throughout the world.
Its employees' 401(k) plan, the Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Inc. Savings & Retirement Plan, invested in index funds
to pay seven times more than a reasonable fee due to multiple
layers of fees without the express written instructions of Plan
participants. It failed to make adequate disclosure concerning its
practice of revenue sharing and failed to include a stable value
fund instead of a money market fund in the investment option.

The Plan, which consists of the participants' retirement money,
was exposed to unnecessarily high management fees and limited
their ability to invest in stable value funds.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Grant Joseph Savoy, Esq.
      Shoham J. Solouki, Esq.
      SOLOUKI SAVOY, LLP
      316 W. 2nd Street, Suite 1200
      Los Angeles, CA 90012
      Telephone: (213)814-4940
      Facsimile: (213)814-2550
      Email: grant@soloukisavoy.com
             shoham@soloukisavoy.com


STATE FARM: Faces Class Suit Over Xactimate Software
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Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that a class claims in a lawsuit in Newark, N.J., that State Farm
Fire and Casualty acts in bad faith using new-construction
formulas in the Xactimate software when adjusting loss, as opposed
to the formulas for recovery and restoration.

The case is, James Shearer and Joyce Andrews, individually, and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Named Plaintiffs, v.
State Farm Fire And Casualty Company, Defendant, Case No.
16-_____ (D.N.J., December 22, 2016).

Attorneys for the Named Plaintiffs and the Class:

     SHERMAN, SILVERSTEIN, KOHL, ROSE & PODOLSKY, P.A.
     Alan C. Milstein, Esq.
     Jeffrey P. Resnick, Esq.
     308 Harper Drive, Suite 200
     Moorestown, NJ 08057
     Telephone: 856-662-0700
     Facsimile: 856-488-4744


SYMANTEC CORP: Sued Over Auto Renewal of Antivirus Software
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Edward Griffin, 1226 N. Carolina Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002,
v. Symantec Corporation, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA
94043, Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-02486 (D. Col., December 21,
2016), alleges individually and on behalf of those similarly
situated, various violations of consumer protection laws, tortious
acts and omissions, as well as breaches of contract in relation to
automatic renewal of Defendant's "antivirus" software program
called "Norton Antivirus."

Symantec Corporation -- https://www.symantec.com/ -- provides
security products and solutions.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Joshua G. Whitaker
     ADELPHI LLP
     1936 Eastern Avenue
     Baltimore, MD 21231
     Voice/Fax: 888-367-0383
     E-mail: whitaker@adelphilaw.com


SYNUTRA INTERNATIONAL: Faces Class Suit Over Going-Private Sale
---------------------------------------------------------------
Rudy Murillo, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Synutra International, Inc., Beams Power Investment
Limited, Liang Zhang, Jinrong Chen, Lei Lin, Yalin Wu, Xiuqing
Meng and Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., Case No. 12990 (Del. Ch.
Ct., December 15, 2016), is brought on behalf of all public
shareholders of Synutra International, Inc., to enjoin the
proposed "going-private" offer to purchase Synutra.

On Nov. 17, 2016, Synutra announced it has entered into an
Agreement and Plan of Merger with Beams Power Investment Limited,
a company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of
the British Virgin Islands, and Beams Power Merger Sub Limited, a
Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent,
pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company,
with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent. Parent currently beneficially
owns approximately 63.5% of the Company's outstanding shares of
common stock, $0.0001 par value per share.  Ms. Xiuqing Meng,
spouse of Mr. Liang Zhang, is the sole shareholder of Parent. Mr.
Liang Zhang is the chairman and chief executive officer of the
Company.

Synutra (Nasdaq: SYUT) owns subsidiaries in China that produce,
distribute and sell nutritional products for infants, children and
adults.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Stephen B. Brauerman, Esq.
      Sara E. Bussiere, Esq.
      BAYARD, P.A.
      222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 900
      P.O. Box 25130
      Wilmington, DE 19899
      Telephone: (302) 655-5000
      E-mail: sbrauerman@bayardlaw.com
              sbussiere@bayardlaw.com

         - and -

      Brian P. Murray, Esq.
      Gregory B. Linkh, Esq.
      Garth A. Spencer, Esq.
      GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
      122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 2920
      New York, NY 10168
      Telephone: (212) 682-5340
      E-mail: bmurray@glancylaw.com
              glinkh@glancylaw.com
              gspencer@glancylaw.com

         - and -

      Jeffrey R. Krinsk, Esq.
      David Harris, Esq.
      Trent Ruark, Esq.
      FINKEL STEIN & KRINSK LLP
      550 West C Street, Suite 1760
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Telephone: (619) 238-1333


TELIGENT INC: Trust Fund Alleges Price-Fixing of Econazole
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NECA-IBEW Welfare Trust Fund, Individually and on Behalf of All
Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. Teligent, Inc., Perrigo
Company PLC, Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Taro
Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-09398
(D.N.J., December 20, 2016), alleges a continuing agreement among
Defendant(s) in restraint of trade to raise and fix the price of
generic Econazole in violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and
the Clayton Antitrust Act.

The defendants are pharmaceutical companies.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Christopher A. Seeger, Esq.
     David R. Buchanan, Esq.
     Jennifer R. Scullion, Esq.
     SEEGER WEISS LLP
     550 Broad Street, Suite 920
     Newark, NJ 07102
     Tel: 973/639-9100
     Fax: 973/639-9393 (fax)
     E-mail: cseeger@seegerweiss.com
             dbuchanan@seegerweiss.com
             jscullion@seegerweiss.com

        - and -

     David W. Mitchell, Esq.
     Brian O. O'Mara, Esq.
     Alexandra S. Bernay, Esq.
     Arthur L. Shingler III, Esq.
     Carmen A. Medici, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Tel: 619/231-1058
     Fax: 619/231-7423

        - and -

     Samuel H. Rudman, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     58 South Service Road, Suite 200
     Melville, NY 11747
     Tel: 631/367-7100
     Fax: 631/367-1173

        - and -

     Paul J. Geller, Esq.
     Mark J. Dearman, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     120 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 500
     Boca Raton, FL 33432
     Phone: 561/750-3000
     Fax: 561/750-3364

        - and -

     Damien J. Marshall, Esq.
     Duane L. Loft, Esq.
     Matthew S. Tripolitsiotis, Esq.
     BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP
     575 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
     New York, NY 10022
     Phone: 212/446-2300
     Fax: 212/446-2350

        - and -

     Patrick J. O'Hara, Esq.
     CAVANAGH & O'HARA
     2319 West Jefferson Street
     Springfield, IL 62702
     Phone: 217/544-1771
     Fax: 217/544-9894


TOYOTA MOTORS: Prius Lights Burn Out Prematurely, Suit Says
-----------------------------------------------------------
Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
low-beam headlights in the Toyota 2010 and 2011 Prius burn out
prematurely, a class action claims in San Francisco Federal Court.

The case is captioned, MICHAEL ROBEY, Individually and On Behalf
of a Class of Similarly Situated Individuals, Plaintiff, v. TOYOTA
MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC., Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-07212-LB
(N.D. Cal.).

Attorneys for Plaintiff:

     Lionel Z. Glancy, Esq.
     Mark S. 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


TRANS INTERNATIONAL: Doesn't Properly Pay Employees, Suit Claims
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Clicerio Reboucas, Jr., on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. Trans International Trucking, Inc. and Does
1-10, Case No. BC644182 (Cal. Super. Ct., December 16, 2016),
arises out of the Defendant's misclassification of its drivers,
failure to pay separately and hourly for Non-Driving Tasks, its
failure to provide labor code complaint meal and rest breaks, its
failure to pay missed meal and rest break premiums, and its
failure to reimburse drivers for their business expenses,
including gas mileage expenses occurred in Los Angeles County.

Trans International Trucking, Inc. is a trucking and logistics
company that transacts millions of dollars of business
transporting general freight in California to destinations across
California, and, on occasion, to other neighboring states.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Craig J. Ackerman, Esq.
      ACKERMANN & TILAJEF, P.C.
      1180 South Beverly Drive, Suite 610
      Los Angeles, CA 90035
      Telephone: (310) 277-0614
      Facsimile: (310) 277-0635
      E-mail: cia@ackermanntilaief.com

         - and -

      Jonathan Melmed, Esq.
      MELMED LAW GROUP P.C.
      1180 South Beverly Drive, Suite 610
      Los Angeles, CA 90035
      Telephone: (310) 824-3828
      Facsimile: (310) 862-6851
      E-mail: jm@melmedlaw.com


TRICAP INTL: Misclassifies Drivers, "Williams" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------
Dale Chapman Williams, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. TriCap International LLC, a
California Corporation, and Does 1-10, Defendant, Case No.
BC644383, (Cal. Super., December 19, 2016), seeks civil penalties
and reasonable attorney's fees and costs for Defendants' alleged
violations of the California Labor Code for non-issuance of wage
statements.

Defendant does business in California transporting general freight
and intermodal commodities throughout California where Plaintiffs
worked as driver. Defendant compensated drivers based on a "per
load" piece-rate compensation system with no additional and
separate pay on an hourly basis for time spent on rest breaks,
inspections, cleaning/fueling and/or paperwork and loading and
unloading time. They claim to have worked through breaks, received
inaccurate wage statements and have unreimbursed business-related
expenses.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Craig J. Ackerman, Esq.
      Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C.
      1180 South Beverly Drive, Suite 610
      Los Angeles, California 90035
      Telephone: (310) 277-0614
      Facsimile: (310)277-0635
      Email: cia@ackermanntilaief.com

             - and -

      Jonathan Melmed, Esq.
      1180 South Beverly Drive, Suite 610
      Los Angeles, California 90035
      Telephone: (310) 824-3828
      Facsimile: (310) 862-6851
      Email: jm@melmedlaw.com


TRUMP UNIVERSITY: Bid for Preliminary Settlement Approval Filed
---------------------------------------------------------------
Bianca Bruno, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
a class of about 7,000 former Trump University students who sued
President-elect Donald Trump and his now-defunct real estate
school nearly seven years ago are one step closer to getting back
at least half of what they invested now that a $25-million
settlement agreement has been filed in the Southern District of
California federal court.

Trump's attorney Daniel Petrocelli and class attorney Rachel
Jensen requested on December 19, that U. S. District Judge Gonzalo
Curiel grant preliminary approval of the global settlement, which
applies to two class actions filed in San Diego federal court and
a third filed in New York by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Under the settlement, $21 million will go to the two San Diego
class actions, while $4 million will go to the New York case.
Trump must pay the $25 million into an escrow account to fund the
settlement by Jan. 18 -- two days before he will be sworn in as
president.

The estimated class of 7,000 spent about $40 million on their
enrollment in Trump University.

The former students first sued Trump and his real estate school in
2010 and 2013, saying the business mogul defrauded them when they
invested up to $35,000 to learn insider real estate secrets from
instructors purportedly handpicked by Trump.

The president-elect turned out to have little involvement in the
school, and his attorneys said he relied on "sales puffery" common
in advertising to capitalize on his name.

In a surprise move announced alongside the settlement agreement
Nov. 18, the plaintiffs' attorneys said they decided to litigate
the case on a pro bono basis, in order to "maximize the recoveries
for former TU students."

The attorneys spent hundreds of hours talking to students,
deposing witnesses, filing court documents and litigating the
case.

While the plaintiffs' attorneys and Trump himself had indicated
they were "never close to settling," the president-elect changed
his tune after his surprising presidential win.

The settlement filing acknowledges that if Low v. Trump University
had in fact gone to trial, the outcome and aftermath were
uncertain.

The trial, set for Nov. 28, was scheduled for two phases. In the
first phase, a jury would determine whether Trump was liable for
misrepresenting that he had handpicked instructors and whether the
university title led students to believe it was an accredited
business school. If Trump was found liable, phase two would
determine what each individual plaintiff should recover in
damages, which could have taken years.

"This settlement provides immediate relief to class members, who
will not have to deal with uncertainty and wait through lengthy
trials and appeals," the attorneys wrote in the agreement.

According to the 25-page motion for preliminary approval of the
settlement, which includes an 81-page exhibit attachment, the
attorneys for both sides met multiple times over the course of the
nearly seven-year case to try to reach a settlement agreement.
They also met with U.S. District Magistrate Judge William Gallo
four times in addition to engaging in informal settlement
discussions this spring before retired San Francisco Judge Daniel
Weinstein.

But it wasn't until U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller oversaw an
"extended day of settlement negotiations" Nov. 16 -- two days
before the settlement was announced -- that the parties came to an
agreement.

Trump's attorneys and the class attorneys drafted seven versions
of the settlement terms before finally agreeing on the global
settlement, according to court documents.

The president-elect admits no wrongdoing, liability or fault per
the terms of the settlement agreement.

Once preliminary approval of the settlement is granted, notices
will be sent out to the 7,000 class members with instructions on
how to file a claim to recover damages.

Class attorney Amber Eck said in an interview that while 6,000 of
the students purchased the $1,495, three-day Trump University
seminar, about 1,000 students invested in "elite" packages costing
up to $35,000.

The claim form will be a "one-page, simple questionnaire" that
class members can submit via mail, fax, email or through the
settlement website.  All students will recover at least half, if
not more, of what they paid.

Still, Eck does not expect the students to get their checks in the
mail before next summer.  Eck is with Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck in
San Diego.

The class representatives, including San Diegan Sonny Low, are
requesting awards of up to $15,000 each for their work on the
case.

The settlement notice will also be published in the national
edition of USA on December 20, according to court documents.

Curiel will approve the settlement after class members and others
have had time to file claims for monetary relief or to object to
the settlement.

Curiel is expected to set a court hearing for final approval of
the agreement in 2017.

The case is captioned, SONNY LOW, J.R. EVERETT and JOHN BROWN, on
Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated,
Plaintiffs, vs. TRUMP UNIVERSITY, LLC, a New York Limited
Liability Company and DONALD J. TRUMP, Defendants, No. 3:10-cv-
0940-GPC(WVG)(S.D. Cal.).

Class Counsel:

     Patrick J. Coughlin, Esq.
     X. Jay Alvarez, Esq.
     Jason A. Forge, Esq.
     Rachel L. Jensen, Esq.
     Daniel J. Pfefferbaum, Esq.
     Brian E. Cochran, Esq.
     Jeffrey J. Stein, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Telephone: 619/231-1058
     Facsimile: 619/231-7423
     E-mail: patc@rgrdlaw.com
             jaya@rgrdlaw.com
             jforge@rgrdlaw.com
             rjensen@rgrdlaw.com
             dpfefferbaum@rgrdlaw.com
             bcochran@rgrdlaw.com
             jstein@rgrdlaw.com

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     Amber L. Eck, Esq.
     Aaron M. Olsen, Esq.
     ZELDES HAEGGQUIST & ECK, LLP
     225 Broadway, Suite 2050
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Telephone: 619/342-8000
     Facsimile: 619/342-7878
     E-mail: ambere@zhlaw.com
             aarono@zhlaw.com


UBER TECH: Lured High-Tech Workers with False Promises, Suit Says
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Lenza H. McElrath III, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, vs. Uber Technologies, Inc.
Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-07241 (N.D. Cal., December 19, 2016),
alleges that Uber breached its Employment Agreements by
systematically imposing a different exercisability schedule than
contained in the Employment Agreements. Under the Agreement, Uber
promised the most valuable type of stock options and guaranteeing
ISO treatment to the maximum extent permitted by law to its
software engineers and others.

Nicholas Iovino, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that lead plaintiff Lenza H. McElrath III, a senior software
engineer from Washington state, sued the ride-hail giant in
federal court on December 19, claiming the company cheated
employees out of the higher-value stock options they were
promised.  McElrath says he was recruited by Uber in September
2014 and chose to relocate and work for ride-hail giant over a
competing tech firm based on the company's promises of more
valuable stock options.  The 22-page complaint claims Uber
"devised a fraudulent scheme to recruit highly sought software
engineers" in order to "fuel its meteoric rise."

Founded in 2009, Uber has grown exponentially over the last three
years, increasing its work force from 600 employees at the end of
2013 to more than 6,700 on December 19. That figure does not
include drivers, which the company classifies as independent
contractors.

Uber is now valued at $60 billion, according to the complaint.

McElrath says Uber promised recruits incentive stock options, or
ISOs, which are more valuable than non-qualified stock options
because they are not taxed as earnings at the time they are
exercised.  Standardized employment contracts promised the new
hires "an incentive stock option to the maximum extent allowed by
the tax code" and specified a four-year exercisability schedule.
But instead of keeping its promise, McElrath says Uber imposed a
six-month exercisability schedule, which disqualified all options
above $100,000 from the more favorable ISO tax treatment.  The tax
on exercising non-qualified stock options can amount to hundreds
of thousands of dollars and "impede an employee's ability to
exercise the option depending on whether he or she has the
financial resources to pay the tax," according to the suit.

McElrath says Uber had a strong incentive to deprive employees of
the promised ISOs because it receives "a large payroll tax
deduction," which it would not otherwise obtain.  When an employee
leaves Uber, he or she is required to exercise any vested options
within 30 days or forfeit the compensation, according to the suit.
Because exercising the non-qualified stock options require
employees to pay huge tax bills that some can't afford, McElrath
says many employees end up forfeiting the stock options when they
leave the company.

"By converting equity compensation from the promised ISOs to NSOs,
Uber has ensured that many employees will not receive their earned
compensation when they leave the company and thereby Uber avoids
having to pay millions of dollars in compensation," the complaint
states.

McElrath says he discovered in April 2015, months after he
relocated to join Uber, that the company converted most of his
stock options to non-qualified and refused to recognize several
option exercises he made, saying the "trading window" was closed
even though his employment contract entitled him to a four-year
schedule to exercise his options.

The software engineer accuses of Uber of breach of contract, bad
faith, false promise, intentional misrepresentation and violations
of California business and labor laws.

McElrath seeks to certify three classes of employees who were
promised ISOs but had their options converted to NSOs; prevented
from exercising stock options due to shorter trading windows; and
who relocated their residence to work for Uber based on the
alleged false promises.  He also seeks an injunction, damages and
disgorgement of all tax savings Uber gained though the alleged
fraudulent scheme. He is represented by Scott Erlewine of
Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin of San Francisco.

In an email, Uber spokesman Matt Kallman said the company wants
"our employees to have a real stake in Uber's success, and we're
proud to offer equity compensation in service of that goal.
Whereas our stock incentive plans are designed to work for all
employees, we believe Mr. McElrath has misinterpreted his stock
option agreement to benefit himself and his particular tax
situation."

Uber Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide online logistics and
transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco,
California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     R. Scott Erlewine, Esq.
     Nicholas A. Carlin, Esq.
     Brian S. Conlon, Esq.
     PHILLIPS, ERLEWINE, GIVEN & CARLIN LLP
     39 Mesa Street, Suite 201
     The Presidio
     San Francisco, CA 94129
     Tel: 415-398-0900
     Fax: 415-398-0911
     E-mail: bsc@phillaw.com
             nac@phillaw.com
             rse@phillaw.com


UBER TECH: Lies About Safety, Taxicab Operator Says
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Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that Uber faces a prospective federal class action in San Diego,
from a taxicab operator that says the popular rideshare business
lies about safety.

The case is captioned, The case is DELUX CAB, LLC d/b/a NATHAN
CAB, SDC DELUX IS CAB, and LUX CAB, Individually and on Behalf of
All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. UBER TECHNOLOGIES,
INC., UBER USA, LLC, RASIER, LLC, and RASIER-CA, LLC, Defendants,
Case No. 16-_____ (S.D. Cal., December 19, 2016).

Attorneys for Plaintiff:

     Brian J. Robbins, Esq.
     Kevin A. Seely, Esq.
     Ashley R. Rifkin, Esq.
     Leonid Kandinov, Esq.
     ROBBINS ARROYO LLP
     600 B Street, Suite 1900
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Telephone: (619) 525-3990
     Facsimile: (619) 525-3991
     E-mail: brobbins@robbinsarroyo.com
             kseely@robbinsarroyo.com
             arifkin@robbinsarroyo.com
             lkandinov@robbinsarroyo.com


UNITED FOOD: Faces "Ohlendorf" Suit Over Labor Law Violations
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robbie Ohlendorf, Sandra Adams, and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. United Food & Commercial Workers International
Union, Local 876, Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-01439 (W.D. Mich.,
December 19, 2016), arises under the National Labor Relations Act
and the Labor-Management Relations Act.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Amanda K. Freeman, Esq.
     William L. Messenger, Esq.
     Glenn M. Taubman, Esq.
     C/O NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION, INC.
     8001 Braddock Road, Suite 600
     Springfield, VA 22160
     Phone: 703-321-8510
     Fax: 703-321-9319
     E-mail: akf@nrtw.org
             wlm@nrtw.org
             gmt@nrtw.org


USA TRANSPORTER: Faces "Rivera" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Santiary Rivera and Hector L. Burgos, on behalf of themselves and
on behalf of all others similarly situated v. U.S.A. Transporter
Services, Inc., Case No. 6:16-cv-02158-RBD-TBS (M.D. Fla.,
December 16, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure
to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards
Act.

U.S.A. Transporter Services, Inc. operates a transportation
services company in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.

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: Jcabassa@wfclaw.com
              twells@wfclaw.com


VOLKSWAGEN: Wants Investors Suit Sent to Germany
------------------------------------------------
Nicholas Iovino, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that Volkswagen attorneys on December 16, urged a federal judge in
San Francisco, to relinquish jurisdiction over a shareholder class
action seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for damage to its
stock price from the emissions cheating scandal and recalls.

Attorney Robert Giuffra told U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer
that claims that VW defrauded investors should be litigated in
Volkswagen's home country of Germany

"We believe this case does not belong in a U.S. court," Giuffra
said. "While the consumer case clearly belongs here, the security
case does not."

Volkswagen this year struck a $14.7 billion deal to settle claims
that it installed defeat devices in nearly half a million diesel-
engine vehicles in the United States.

The defeat device software kicked in only during emissions tests;
on the road, the vehicles spewed as much as 40 times more
pollutants than allowed.

In May, court-appointed lead plaintiff Arkansas State Highway
Employees' Retirement System filed a 155-page securities class
action against Volkswagen, its subsidiaries and chief executives.

The U.S. investors claim Volkswagen's failure to disclose the
extent of its emissions cheating and the billions of dollars in
liability it must pay inflated its stock price from November 2010
to January 2016.

The investors purchased American Depository Receipts, or ADRs,
which are U.S. securities representing ownership in a foreign
company.

Giuffra said the types of ADRs purchased, which he called "level 1
ADRs" are "entirely exempt" from U.S. securities reporting
requirements and subject only to German laws and standards.

Trying the case in the United States would require the court to
interpret German law, translate German documents and involve
witnesses from a foreign country, he told the judge.

Class counsel James Harrod rejected Volkswagen's position on
jurisdiction.

"We're not saying German law was violated," Harrod said. "We're
saying United States law was violated."

Harrod said Volkswagen issued securities to U.S. investors as
ADRs, and that though the company released disclosures in Germany,
its statements were translated into English and made available to
U.S. investors to influence their purchasing decisions.

"Isn't it a little bit splitting hairs to say we can come here,
offer ADRs to foreign investors, but shouldn't be subject to
securities litigation in the United States?" Harrod asked.

Giuffra, however, ticked off a long list of reasons why Breyer
should dismiss the case and surrender jurisdiction to a German
court.  He said all the witnesses are in Germany and speak German.
The documents are German and would require translation.

Lawsuits against Volkswagen are pending in German court, and
keeping this case in the United States would create a multiplicity
of litigation, increasing costs, confusion and possibly
inconsistent results.

Finally, he said, Germany "clearly has a stronger interest" in
making sure its companies comply with German law.

"I don't doubt that Germany has a much bigger interest in
enforcing its own securities laws, but is that the question?"
Breyer asked.  He said the real question is to what extent U.S.
securities laws apply to the transactions.

"The United States has a great interest in enforcing its own
securities law," Breyer said.

After about an hour of debate, Breyer took the arguments under
submission.

The investors' 155-page complaint cites nine instances in which
Volkswagen's stock price dipped, from 3 percent to 18 percent,
from Sept. 18, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2016.

Giuffra -- giuffrar@sullcrom.com -- is with Sullivan and Cromwell;
Harrod -- jim.harrod@blbglaw.com -- with Bernstein Litowitz Berger
& Grossmann, both of New York City.


WEIMAR MEDICAL: Foley Sues Over Unpaid Overtime, Minimum Wage
-------------------------------------------------------------
Melvin Foley, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Weimar Medical Holdings LLC d/b/a Weimer
Medical Center, Price Family Capital Partners, LLC; Francis L.
Price, Mackenzie L. Price and Irvin B. Sawyers, Jr., Defendants,
Case No. 4:16-cv-03663, (S.D. Tex., December 15, 2016), seeks to
recover unpaid regular and overtime wages, liquidated damages,
attorneys' fees and costs, prejudgment interest, postjudgment
interest, incentive awards and all such other and further relief
under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Defendants collectively operate medical facilities in Weimer Texas
where Foley worked as a licensed vocational nurse. He claims to
have been denied overtime pay.

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


WELLS FARGO: $50MM Settlement of "Bias" Suit Wins Initial OK
------------------------------------------------------------
Courthouse News Service reported that a federal judge in Oakland,
Calif., on December 22, gave preliminary approval to a $50 million
class action settlement on racketeering claims that Wells Fargo
charged inflated fees and interest rates to struggling homeowners
and used an automated system to hide the charges.

The case is captioned, LATARA BIAS, ERIC BREAUX, and TROY LYNNE
MORRISON, individually, and on behalf of other members of the
general public similarly situated, Plaintiffs, vs. WELLS FARGO &
COMPANY, a Delaware corporation, and WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., a
national association, Defendants, Case No. 4:12-cv-00664-YGR (N.D.
Cal.).

Additional information on the case is available at:

                  http://www.biasvwellsfargo.com/

Class counsel:

     Daniel Alberstone, Esq.
     Roland Tellis, Esq.
     Mark Pifko, Esq.
     BARON & BUDD, P.C.
     15910 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1600
     Encino, CA 91436
     Telephone: (866) 260-3971
     Facsimile: (818) 986-9698

          - and -

     Marguerite K. Kingsmill, Esq.
     Charles B. Colvin
     KINGSMILL RIESS, L.L.C.
     201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3300
     New Orleans, LA 70170
     Telephone: (504) 581-3300
     Facsimile: (504) 581-3310

          - and -

     Philip F. Cossich, Jr., Esq.
     David A. Parsiola, Esq.
     COSSICH, SUMICH, PARSIOLA & TAYLOR, L.L.C.
     8397 Highway 23, Suite 100
     Belle Chasse, LA 70037
     Telephone: (504) 394-9000

Epiq Systems, Inc., serves as claims administrator.


WELLS FARGO: Seeks Relief From Pretrial Order in "Carroll"
----------------------------------------------------------
In the case, Kelly Carroll, Chrystiane Layog, Antonio Ponce
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff, v. Wells Fargo & Company, Defendants, Case No. 3:15-cv-
02321, (N.D. Cal., May 22, 2015), Wells Fargo filed with the Court
a Motion for Relief from Nondispositive Pretrial Order of
Magistrate re Order on Discovery Letter Brief.  Responses to the
Motion are due by Jan. 6, 2017.

In an Oct. 19 order, Judge Chen appointed Ms. Carroll's counsel as
lead interim counsel in these consolidated actions, and directed
Ms. Carroll's counsel and Wells Fargo shall meet and confer to
reach agreement on a schedule for the filing of a consolidated
amended complaint and a response thereto.

The Court denied Ms. Layog's request for appointment as Lead
Plaintiff and for appointment of her counsel as Lead Counsel.

A copy of the Order is available at https://is.gd/frzvGq from
Leagle.com.

Wells Fargo -- https://www.wellsfargo.com/ -- is a provider of
banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance, and consumer
and commercial financial services.

Kelly Carroll is represented by:

      John Manuel Padilla, Esq.
      Genevieve Estrada, Esq.
      PADILLA & RODRIGUEZ, L.L.P.
      1776 Yorktown, Suite 110
      Houston, CA 77056
      Tel: (832) 740-4302
      Fax: (832) 740-4301
      Email: jpadilla@pandrlaw.com

             - and -

      Jose Moises Cedillos, Esq.
      5433 Westheimer Road, Suite 825
      Houston, TX 77056
      Tel: (713) 574-4600

            - and -

      Peggy J. Reali, Esq.
      THE MARKHAM LAW FIRM
      750 B Street, Suite 1950
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Tel: (619) 399-3995
      Fax: (619) 615-2067
      Email: preali@markham-law.com

             - and -

      Rhonda Kaye Hunter Wills, Esq.
      WILLS LAW FIRM, PLLC
      1776 Yorktown Suite 570
      Houston, TX 77056
      Tel: (713) 528-4455
      Fax: (713) 528-2047
      Email: rwills@rwillslawfirm.com

Chrystiane Layog is represented by

      Alvin Brock Lindsay, Esq.
      9880 Research Dr., Suite 200
      Irvine, CA 92618
      Tel: (949) 387-7200
      Fax: (949) 387-6676
      Email: abl@quintlaw.com

             - and -

      Ben Travis, Esq.
      David Roger Markham, Esq.
      Maggie K. Realin
      THE MARKHAM LAW FIRM
      750 B Street, Suite 1950
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Tel: (619) 399-3995
      Email: btravis@markham-law.com
             dmarkham@markham-law.com
             mrealin@markham-law.com

             - and -

      Richard Edward Quintilone, II, Esq.
      QUINTILONE AND ASSOCIATES
      22974 El Toro Road, Suite 100
      Lake Forest, CA 92630-4961
      Tel: (949) 458-9675
      Fax: (949) 458-9679
      Email: req@quintlaw.com

             - and

      Rhonda Kaye Hunter Wills, Esq.
      WILLS LAW FIRM, PLLC
      1776 Yorktown Suite 570
      Houston, TX 77056
      Tel: (713) 528-4455
      Fax: (713) 528-2047
      Email: rwills@rwillslawfirm.com

Wells Fargo & Company is represented by:

      Christian Joseph Rowley, Esq.
      Andrew More McNaught, Esq.
      Scott Edward Atkinson, Esq.
      SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
      560 Mission Street, 31st Floor
      San Francisco, CA 94105
      Tel: (415) 397-2823
      Fax: (415) 397-8549
      Email: crowley@seyfarth.com
             amcnaught@seyfarth.com
             satkinson@seyfarth.com

             - and -

      Jill Crawley Griset, Esq.
      MCGUIREWOODS, LLP
      201 N. Tryon Street, Suite 3000
      Charlotte, NC 28202
      Tel: (704) 343-2193
      Email: jgriset@mcguirewoods.com

             - and -

      Rachel Megan Hoffer, Esq.
      Timothy Mitchell Watson, Esq.
      SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
      700 Milam Street, Suite 1400
      Houston, TX 77002
      Tel: (713) 225-2300
      Fax: (713) 225-2340
      Email: rhoffer@seyfarth.com
             twatson@seyfarth.com

             - and -

      Richard Lee Alfred, Esq.
      SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
      World Trade Center East
      Two Seaport Lane, Suite 300
      Boston, MA 02210
      Tel: (617) 496-4802
      Fax: (617) 946-4801
      Email: ralfred@seyfarth.com


WHISPERS GENTLEMEN'S: Misclassifies Dancers, "Dean" Suit Alleges
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Urika Dean, on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly
Situated, Plaintiff, vs. Whispers Gentlemen's Club, LLC
Defendant, Case No. 5:16-cv-01460-M (W.D. Okla., December 21,
2016), seeks to obtain declaratory, injunctive, and monetary
relief resulting from Defendant's alleged misclassification of
exotic dancers as "independent contractors" instead of "employees"
in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant owns and operates the exotic entertainer dance club,
Whispers Club.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     William B. Federman, Esq.
     Joshua D. Wells, Esq.
     FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD
     10205 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
     Oklahoma City, OK 73120
     Phone: (405) 235-1560
     Fax: (405) 239-2112
     E-mail: wbf@federmanlaw.com
             jdw@federmanlaw.com


ZOOMER INC: Faces "McGrath" Lawsuit Alleging Violations of TCPA
---------------------------------------------------------------
mary McGrath, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated
persons, Plaintiff, v. ZOOMER, INC., Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-
11513 (N.D. Ill., December 20, 2016), seeks to stop Defendant(s)
from sending alleged unsolicited text messages, which violates the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Zoomer, Inc. offers food delivery services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Phillip A. Bock, Esq.
     David M. Oppenheim, Esq.
     Tod A. Lewis, Esq.
     BOCK, HATCH, LEWIS & OPPENHEIM, LLC
     134 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1000
     Chicago, IL 60602
     Phone: 312-658-5500

        - and -

     Ilan Chorowsky, Esq.
     Mark A. Bulgarelli, Esq.
     PROGRESSIVE LAW GROUP LLC
     1570 Oak Avenue, Suite 103
     Evanston, IL 60201
     Phone: (312) 787-2717


ZYNDERIA PRODUCTIONS: Does Not Properly Pay Employees, Suit Says
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Dennis King, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Zynderia Productions, Darren Green and Doe One through
and including Doe One Hundred, Case No. BC644040 (Cal. Super. Ct.,
December 15, 2016), is brought against the Defendants for failure
to pay proper minimum and overtime wages in violation of the
California Labor Code.

The Defendants own and operate a production company in Los
Angeles, California.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Alan Harris, Esq.
      HARRIS & RUBLE
      655 N. Central Ave. 17th Floor
      Glendale, CA 91203
      Telephone: (323) 962-3777
      Facsimile: (323) 962-3004
      E-mail: aharris@harrisandruble.com


                        Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Sears Still Faces Asbestos Probes at Oct. 29
-------------------------------------------------------------
Sears Holdings Corporation continues to be subject to various
legal and governmental proceedings and investigations, including
asbestos exposure allegations, according to the Company Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarterly period ended October 29, 2016.

The Company states: "We are subject to various other legal and
governmental proceedings and investigations, including some
involving the practices and procedures in our more highly
regulated businesses. Some matters contain class action
allegations, environmental and asbestos exposure allegations and
other consumer-based, regulatory or qui tam claims, each of which
may seek compensatory, punitive or treble damage claims
(potentially in large amounts), as well as other types of relief.
Additionally, some of these claims or actions, such as the qui tam
claims, have the potential for significant statutory penalties. At
this time, the Company is not able to either predict the outcome
of these lawsuits or reasonably estimate a potential range of loss
with respect to these lawsuits.

The Company also states on the filing: "We have numerous types of
insurable risks, including workers' compensation, product and
general liability, automobile, warranty, asbestos and
environmental claims and the extended service contracts we sell to
our customers. In addition, we provide credit insurance to third
party creditors of the Company to mitigate their credit risk with
the Company. The associated risks are managed through Holdings'
wholly owned insurance subsidiary, Sears Reinsurance Company Ltd.,
a Bermuda Class 3 insurer."

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer.


ASBESTOS ALERT: Nexeo May Face Asbestos Personal Injury Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
Nexeo Solutions, Inc. states it may be subject to personal injury
claims related to exposure to hazardous materials and asbestos,
according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
September 30, 2016.

The Company states: "Our Chemicals and Environmental Services
lines of business involve the storage, transportation and handling
of hazardous materials, including chemicals and wastes. The nature
of these operations could subject us to personal injury claims
from individuals or classes of individuals related to exposure to
such materials. We may also be subject to personal injury claims
related to exposure to asbestos. Although we do not manufacture or
distribute any products containing asbestos, asbestos-containing
building materials have been identified at some of our facilities;
these materials could present an exposure risk if improperly
handled. Under the ADA Purchase Agreement, Ashland has retained
liability for all personal injury claims related to its ownership
and operation of the Distribution Business before the closing date
of the Ashland Distribution Acquisition filed on or before March
31, 2016, and will indemnify Holdings for certain losses
associated with these liabilities, subject to some limitations.
Ashland will not indemnify Holdings, however, for any personal
injury claims filed after March 31, 2016 and for any personal
injury claims arising from our own ownership and operation of the
Distribution Business assets after the closing date of the Ashland
Distribution Acquisition, nor will Ashland indemnify Holdings for
any claims related to the removal or abatement of asbestos-
containing materials. There can be no assurance that we will not
incur any of these claims that could result in a material impact
on our business, financial condition, cash flows or results of
operations in the future."

Nexeo Solutions, LLC distributes chemicals and plastics products.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 7th Cir. Junks Indiana Inmate's Civil Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------
Michael Maxie, a pro se litigant and former Indiana prisoner,
alleges under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 that administrators at
Westville Correctional Facility, by failing to remedy certain
housing conditions, violated the Eighth Amendment. The district
court granted summary judgment for the defendants and Maxie has
appealed.

In the appeals case captioned MICHAEL A. MAXIE, Plaintiff-
Appellant, v. EDWARD BRUEMMER, et al., Defendants-Appellees, No.
16-2926 (7th Cir.), Maxie alleged that the warden, two of the
warden's top assistants, and Maxie's counselor did nothing to
remediate purported asbestos and toxic "black mold" in the showers
or to provide adequate heat in his cell during a six-day period in
October 2012.  In granting summary judgment for the defendants,
the district court, among other things, reasoned that Maxie had
not presented evidence from which a jury reasonably could find
that asbestos or mold, if present in the shower area, were
"objectively severe or posed a serious risk of substantial harm."

On appeal Maxie simply restates his allegations without
challenging -- or even acknowledging -- the district court's
analysis of the evidence submitted at summary judgment.  And
though the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
construes the briefs of pro se litigants liberally, an appellant's
brief must articulate a basis for overturning the judgment.  In
his brief Maxie does not suggest how the district court erred in
dismissing his Eighth Amendment action, and the Seventh Circuit
said it will not craft arguments for him.

Accordingly, the Seventh Circuit affirmed.

A full-text copy of the Order dated December 13, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/x9ZjiE from Leagle.com.

Kyle Hunter, for Defendant-Appellee.

Daniel Gore, for Defendant-Appellee.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Texas Court Junks "Little" Appeal
--------------------------------------------------
By letter dated November 7, 2016, a Texas Court of Appeals
questioned its jurisdiction over the appellate case captioned MARK
LITTLE, Appellant, v. THE SWAN ASBESTOS AND SILICA SETTLEMENT
TRUST, Appellee, No. 05-16-00956-CV (Tex. App.), because there
does not appear to be a final judgment.  The Court of Appeals of
Texas, Fifth District, Dallas, instructed the appellant to file,
by November 17, 2016, a letter brief addressing the jurisdictional
issue.  The Court cautioned the appellant that failure to file a
jurisdictional brief by the date specified may result in dismissal
of the appeal without further notice.  As of December 9, 2016, the
appellant has not filed a response.

Generally, the Court has jurisdiction only over appeals from final
judgments and certain interlocutory orders as permitted by
statute.  A final judgment is one that disposes of all pending
parties and claims.  The Appellee filed a petition for declaratory
judgment.  The Appellant filed an application for attorney's fees.
The record before the Court contains only an order denying the
appellant's application for attorney's fees and the notice of
appeal pertains to that order.  The Appellee's claim for
declaratory judgment remains pending.

Because the judgment is not final, the Court finds it lacks
jurisdiction.  Accordingly, the Court dismissed the appeal.

A full-text copy of the December 9, 2016, Memorandum Opinion
penned by Chief Justice Carolyn Wright of the Court of Appeals of
Texas, Fifth District, Dallas, dated is available at
https://is.gd/273FRz from Leagle.com.

Warren Hoeffner, for Mark Little, Appellant.

Joe E. Weis, for The Swan Asbestos and Silica Settlement Trust,
Appellee.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Miss. Court Affirms Order Denying Setoff
---------------------------------------------------------
The appeals case captioned ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY,
Appellant, v. BENNIE OAKES, DECEASED, BY AND THROUGH CLARA HAGAN,
HIS REPRESENTATIVE, Appellee, No. 2015-CA-00644-COA (Miss. App.),
from Warren County Circuit Court stemmed from a jury verdict in an
asbestos-related action in which Bennie Oakes was awarded $50,000.
The jury found that Oakes had $250,000 of damages, with Illinois
Central Railroad Company found to be 20 percent negligent and
Oakes 80 percent negligent.  Following the jury verdict, Illinois
Central moved for a setoff of Oakes's damages, asserting that his
award should be reduced by the amounts received from asbestosis
trust funds and other sources for the same injury.  Because the
complaint was filed under the Federal Employers' Liability Act and
that act seeks to fully compensate the employee for tortious
conduct, the Court of Appeals of Mississippi affirmed the circuit
court's denial of the setoff.

A full-text copy of the Decision dated December 13, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/qR4lDp from Leagle.com.

GLENN F. BECKHAM HARRIS FREDERICK POWERS III, Attorneys for
Appellant.

HENRY DEAN ANDREWS JR. TIMOTHY W. PORTER PATRICK MALOUF JOHN
TIMOTHY GIVENS, Attorneys for Appellee.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Conn. High Court Affirms Reinstatement Order
-------------------------------------------------------------
In the appeals case captioned JOHN GRAHAM ET AL., v. OLSON WOOD
ASSOCIATES, INC., ET AL., SC 19626 (Conn.), the Supreme Court of
Connecticut considered whether a Workers' Compensation
Commissioner may reinstate an employer or insurer as a party to
proceedings pending on the asbestos docket of the Workers'
Compensation Commission when the claim against that party was
dismissed prior to a determination of the claimant's
compensability or date of final exposure.  The defendant
Connecticut Insurance Guaranty Association, appeals from the
decision of the Workers' Compensation Review Board affirming the
decision of the Workers' Compensation Commissioner for the Eighth
District granting motions joined by the plaintiff Carmel Graham
and the defendants F.D. Rich Housing Corporation and The Hartford
Insurance Group to reinstate the association as a party to
proceedings brought pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Act,
General Statutes Section 31-275 et seq.

On appeal, the association claims that the commissioner improperly
reinstated it to the proceedings because: (1) in the absence of a
timely appeal to the board, the order dismissing the claim against
the association was a final decision entitled to res judicata
effect pursuant to General Statutes Sections 31-3006 and 31-301
(a);7 and (2) the motions to reinstate the association did not
satisfy the standards necessary to open an award pursuant to
General Statutes Section 31-315.

The Supreme Court concluded that the commissioner properly
reinstated the association as a party to the proceedings because
the commissioner's broad case management authority under General
Statutes Section 31-298, which extends to cases on the asbestos
docket involving the apportionment of liability under General
Statutes Section 31-299b, permitted him to render a dismissal that
was provisional, rather than final, in nature.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the board.

A full-text copy of the Opinion dated December 20, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/zrHx1A from Leagle.com.

Joseph J. Passaretti, Jr., with whom, on the brief, was Ryan D.
Ellard, for the appellant (defendant Connecticut Insurance
Guaranty Association).

Christopher Meisenkothen, with whom was Catherine Ferrante, for
the appellee (plaintiff Carmel Graham).

Diane D. Duhamel, with whom, on the brief, was Denise L. Morelli,
for the appellees (defendant F.D. Rich Housing Corporation et
al.).


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 6th Cir. Affirms Pro-Rata Insurance Ruling
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The case captioned CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY; COLUMBIA CASUALTY
COMPANY, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. INDIAN HEAD INDUSTRIES,
INCORPORATED, Defendant-Appellant, No. 15-2217 (6th Cir.),
involves both contract interpretation and a determination of the
proper method, under Michigan law, of cost allocation among
insureds and insurers.  In March 1984, Indian Head entered into a
written agreement to acquire a gasket manufacturing division of
Thyssen-Bornemisza, Inc., Detroit Gasket & Manufacturing Co.  In
the agreement, Indian Head purchased Detroit Gasket's assets and
product names.  The 1984 Agreement also provided that Indian Head
would assume all liabilities and obligations, including products
liability, arising out of or relating to the business and
operations of the acquisitions.

Indian Head then purchased three consecutive liability insurance
policies from Continental from April 1984 until April 1987. These
insurance policies included bodily injury coverage.

From 1984 until 1989, Indian Head owned and operated Detroit
Gasket while it manufactured and sold automotive gaskets
containing asbestos.  Numerous claimants brought lawsuits against
Indian Head alleging bodily injury from exposure to the asbestos-
containing products manufactured by Indian Head and its
predecessor.  In 1994, Indian Head began submitting these lawsuits
to Continental for defense and indemnification under the insurance
policies held from 1984 to 1987.  For nine years, Continental
fulfilled Indian Head's requests without reserving any rights,
applying the insurance coverage to tens of thousands of lawsuits
brought against Indian Head.

In October 2005, Continental stated in a letter to Indian Head
that Continental was not obligated to cover all defense and
indemnification amounts, but rather, only to "pay its pro rata
share." Continental also included a reservation of rights in the
letter that listed the right to seek reimbursement for excess
payments.

Defendant, Indian Head Industries, Inc., appeals the district
court's summary judgment orders in favor of one of the plaintiffs,
Continental Casualty Company.  In separate orders, the district
court found that Indian Head's insurance policies with Continental
did not cover liabilities assumed by contract, that Continental
had to provide only a pro rata share of indemnification damages
and defense costs, and that Indian Head should reimburse
Continental for payments made in excess of its obligations.
Indian Head challenges these orders, arguing that its liabilities
assumed by contract qualify for coverage under the insurance
policy terms, that the district court failed to properly apply
state law requiring a joint and several liability allocation of
damages and costs, and that reimbursement is improper where the
terms of the policies do not provide for it.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found no
reversible error and affirmed the district court's judgments with
respect to pro rata allocation and reimbursement, but remanded for
consideration of Continental's liabilities from those injuries
that preexisted insurance coverage but were ongoing during the
policy period.

A full-text copy of the Opinion dated December 16, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/S4B1bw from Leagle.com.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court OKs Future Tort Claims Instructions
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Judge Michael E. Wiles of the United States Bankruptcy Court for
the Southern District of New York granted the Tort Claims
Trustee's request for instructions regarding future tort claims in
the Chapter 11 case of Tronox Incorporated, et al.

The Tronox Incorporated Tort Claims Trust was established under
the confirmed plan of reorganization.  The Trust is governed by a
Tort Claims Trust Agreement and by a set of Tort Claims Trust
Distribution Procedures (TDPs).  The Plan and the Trust Agreement
establish categories into which allowed tort claims are to be
divided, and the TDPs are rules that govern the collection,
review, allowance and payment of tort claims.

The Garretson Resolution Group, Inc., as trustee of the Trust,
filed a motion seeking instructions as to the interpretation and
application of the provisions of the Plan, the Trust Agreement and
the TDPs that govern "Future Tort Claims."

Judge Wiles granted the Trustee's request for instructions, and
held that a claim qualifies as a "Future Tort Claim" if it does
not fall into the other categories of Tort Claims and if one or
more of the following conditions are met:

     (1) The claim is based on an alleged exposure to a harmful
         substance that occurred on or after August 12, 2009;

     (2) The claim is based on an exposure that occurred before
         August 12, 2009, but as to which no injury or disease
         was manifested until on or after August 12, 2009; or

     (3) The exposure, as well as the manifestation of an injury
         or disease, predated August 12, 2009, but the claimant
         is able to establish (a) that the claimant's failure to
         file a timely proof of claim should be excused on
         grounds of excusable neglect, (b) that the purported
         discharge of the claimant's claim was a violation of due
         process and therefore ineffective.

Judge Wiles ordered that determinations as to claims that fall
into categories (1) and (2), above, will be made by the Trustee
pursuant to the TDPs and subject to the dispute resolution
procedures that are set forth in the TDPs, while claimants in
category (3) who wish to obtain relief will be required to file
motions seeking such relief from the Court.

A full-text copy of Judge Wiles' December 14, 2016 memorandum
opinion is available at:

          http://bankrupt.com/misc/nysb09-10156-3268.pdf

The Garretson Resolution Group, Inc. as Tronox Incorporated Tort
Claims Trustee is represented by:

          Robert G. Sanker, Esq.
          Bethany P. Recht, Esq.
          KEATING MUETHING & KLEKAMP PLL
          One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
          Cincinnati, OH
          Tel: (513)579-6400
          Fax: (513)579-6457
          Email: rsanker@kmklaw.com
                 brecht@kmklaw.com

                         About Tronox Inc.

Tronox Inc., aka New-Co Chemical, Inc., and 14 other affiliates
filed for Chapter 11 protection (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Case No.
09-10156) on Jan. 13, 2009, before Hon. Allan L. Gropper.  Richard
M. Cieri, Esq., Jonathan S. Henes, Esq., and Colin M. Adams, Esq.,
at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York, represented the Debtors.  The
Debtors also tapped Togut, Segal & Segal LLP as conflicts counsel;
Rothschild Inc. as investment bankers; Alvarez & Marsal North
America LLC, as restructuring consultants; and Kurtzman Carson
Consultants served as notice and claims agent.

An official committee of unsecured creditors and an official
committee of equity security holders were appointed in the cases.
The Creditors Committee retained Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &
Garrison LLP as counsel.

Until Sept. 30, 2008, Tronox was publicly traded on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbols TRX and TRX.B.  Since then,
Tronox has traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the
symbols TROX.A.PK and TROX.B.PK.  As of Dec. 31, 2008, Tronox
had 19,107,367 outstanding shares of class A common stock and
22,889,431 outstanding shares of class B common stock.

On Nov. 17, 2010, the Bankruptcy Court confirmed the Debtors'
First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the
Bankruptcy Code, dated Nov. 5, 2010.  Under the Plan, Tronox
reorganized around its existing operating businesses, including
its facilities at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Hamilton, Mississippi;
Henderson, Nevada; Botlek, The Netherlands and Kwinana, Australia.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: No Silver Bullet In Dealing with Asbestos Cancer
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Owen Munro, writing for Vancouver Sun, reported that new methods
are giving doctors a better handle on diagnosing and treating
asbestos-related cancers, but no cures are on the horizon.

"I think it would be overly optimistic to say it's going to be
cured. I mean we can always dream," said oncologist Dr.
Christopher Lee, an expert on mesothelioma.

Paul Demers, a senior scientist in prevention at the Occupational
Cancer Research Centre in Toronto, said one of the difficulties in
diagnosing mesothelioma is the long latency period -- the period
between exposure and the development of symptoms -- which can
sometimes be up to 40 years.

When asbestos fibres are inhaled or ingested, they become trapped
in the pleural lining of the lungs. Over time, thousands of tiny
fibres cause scarring in the tissue.

New equipment like the CyTOF instrument allows doctors to detect
asbestos earlier and with more precision, which could facilitate
more effective treatments for asbestos victims.

The machine offers disease sufferers a less invasive surgery,
because of the precision with which it can find asbestos fibres in
the lungs. The machine can analyze individual cells and increase
the likelihood of a more effective treatment.

But there will be a wait before any concrete progress is made in
curing cancers related to asbestos exposure.

B.C. Ferries working with union to deal with asbestos on its ships
"In terms of treatment, we may have some small improvements in
slowing down the cancers, but there are no major breakthroughs [in
curing it]," said Dr. Stephen Lam, an oncologist at the B.C.
Cancer Research Centre.

Another potential treatment could be ready for clinical use in the
next few years. Dr. Lee is researching whether cancer cells can be
controlled by a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy
instead of simply treating a patient with conventional
chemotherapy.

The study is going through review and is in a Phase 2 trial, where
Lee will look to see whether the immunotherapy is effective
against a specific cancer such as mesothelioma. The study is being
run in multiple cancer centres across Canada, as well as in Italy,
but it's expected to take two years before results are known.

One of the newer techniques aimed at treating mesothelioma is
SMART: Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Treatment. It's a
concept championed by radiation oncologist Dr. John Cho and
thoracic surgeon Dr. Marc de Perrot at Princess Margaret Cancer
Centre in Toronto.

The doctors claim to have doubled survival times in mesothelioma
patients. It's a twist on a general cancer operation in which
parts of the affected organ -- in this case, the lungs -- are
removed and radiation kills any lingering cancer cells. The SMART
technique uses radiation before surgery in hopes there are no
lingering cells after surgery, effectively killing the cancer.

However, Lee believes the main difficulty with this type of
surgery is that asbestos fibres often grow in the lining of the
lungs.

"It's not growing as a grounded tumour. It's growing as a
thickening of the lining itself," Lee said. "It's growing around
the curved surface of the chest, internally around the lung and
inside the chest wall. So where do you cut. . . to ensure you get
a normal cuff of tissue?"

Radical surgery isn't a necessarily modern concept; the 1970s were
a time of extremely dangerous surgeries and high mortality rates
from them. Lee describes a particularly high-risk surgery called
extrapleural pneumonectomy.

Surgeons would open the side of the chest, remove the cancerous
lung and the lining around the chest and heart. The surgery was
typically given to those in the early stages of mesothelioma so
the cancer didn't spread to the lymph nodes.

While the gap between medical knowledge of asbestos-related
diseases and applying that knowledge to treat patients has closed
significantly over the past decade, the diagnosis for most is
still a grim one. More than 500 people in Canada are diagnosed
with mesothelioma every year, and Dr. Lee says we might not see
any groundbreaking advancements until 2020.

Tsunami of asbestos-related deaths has yet to reach Canadian
shores

WorkSafeBC has been paying out claims to victims of asbestos
exposure for decades, and there's no end in sight.

Deaths from mesothelioma, a cancer caused only by exposure to
asbestos, haven't yet reached their peak in Canada, said Demers.
Even when the peak number of confirmed cases is reached, he
cautions, it may not decline for another five to 10 years.

"Our best way to monitor the impact of asbestos has been to look
at the number of cases of mesothelioma," Demers said.
"Mesothelioma is a cancer that we capture through our tumour
registries, and capture it accurately, and can tell how many new
cases there are each year."

Canada had 580 new cases in 2013, with 75 in B.C., according to
StatsCan. From 2006 to 2015, 584 deaths in B.C. were related to
asbestos exposure, according to WorkSafeBC.

WorkSafeBC is among the country's leaders in compensating people
for mesothelioma, Demers said, but he also believes improvements
could be made -- including bringing more awareness to the issue of
lung cancer from asbestos exposure.

It's estimated that for every one case of mesothelioma there are
up to four cases of lung cancer, but doctors often misattribute
lung cancer to cigarette smoking.

"Exposure to asbestos increases the chance of lung cancer in both
smokers and non-smokers," Demers said. "But the baseline risk in
smokers is much higher.

"Most of those cases are going to be among smokers and it's easy
to kind of put all the blame on the smoking and really not
recognize many of those cases wouldn't have happened if there was
no (asbestos) exposure."

Many work-related cases of mesothelioma never result in WorkSafeBC
compensation for the victims, for a number of reasons: the victims
don't file for it, or they aren't aware they were exposed at work,
or they can't provide proof that they were. A University of B.C.
study found that fewer than half of mesothelioma cases on the B.C.
Cancer Agency's tumour registry between 1970 and 2005 received
compensation.

The use of asbestos in almost all facets of construction in Canada
until recently means that many buildings and ships likely still
have some form of asbestos.

"We will be living with the impact of asbestos for quite a while,"
Demers said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Not Alone in Harming Miners
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The Chronicle Journal reported that certainly, the banning of
asbestos is long overdue. However, it is only one of a number of
toxic dusts that miners and other trades have been exposed to.
Some of these include: uranium, coal, silica and aluminium.

The recent McIntyre Powder Project, spearheaded by Janice Martel
of Sudbury, is seeking justice for miners forced to breath
aluminium powder. The question of miners' health is further
complicated by the transient nature of the industry.

Miners of Northern Ontario work across Canada and indeed around
the world and are therefore exposed to a host of mineral dusts.
Many worked at asbestos operations like Thetford Mines in Quebec
and Johns Manville near Matheson, Ont., therefore contracting
asbestosis, a lung disease resulting from the inhalation of
asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of
mesothelioma (cancer of the pleura).

Those working in uranium mines such as the Farady and Bicroft near
Bancroft, or Dennison Mines at Elliot Lake and Blind River
suffered high rates of lung cancer. Also, normal functioning of
the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and numerous other systems can be
affected by exposure to uranium, a toxic metal.

Other miners came from the coal mines of Europe, Scotland, England
and the East Coast of Canada. Here their lungs were really black
although the coal miners seem to outlast the gold miners with the
belief that the coal dust coating the alveoli, or sacs in the
lungs helped to prevent the silica from imbedding in the lungs.
Maybe this is where the McIntyre management got the ill-conceived
idea to use aluminium powder?

Silica is a common, naturally-occurring crystal. It is found in
most rock beds. Silica dust forms during mining, quarrying,
tunnelling, and working with certain metal ores.

Besides underground miners, those working in dusty assay labs and
mine mills are also affected by varying degrees of silicosis: lung
fibrosis caused by the inhalation of dust containing silica.

As well, smoking was commonplace. The use of chewing tobacco, or
snuff to produce saliva in dry, dusty workplaces was widespread
underground.

Anyway, mine dust and toxicities were aggravated by the forced
breathing of aluminium dust. I remember visiting old miners in the
hospital ward who in their prime were magnificent men, with a
tremendous sense of humour and pride in doing a hard job others
couldn't or wouldn't do. Despite their infirmity, many never lost
the "grip" or squeeze they would give you when shaking hands.

The devastating syndromes of cancers, Alzheimer's disease,
Parkinson's disease, to name a few, prematurely plagued these
miners. A walk in the cemetery shows the longevity, many dead by
their early 50s! Too often, their families suffered by the
drinking, violence and separation related to neurological
disorder.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 3-Person Board Created for Asbestos Agency
-----------------------------------------------------------
Safety Culture reported that a three-person board has been
established for the newly established Victorian Asbestos
Eradication Agency (VAEA).

The announcement was made by Minister for Finance Robin Scott. The
board will be chaired by Former Commissioner of Fair Work
Australia Dianne Foggo AM and directors Simone Stevenson and Rose
McCann.

The new appointments offer extensive skills, qualifications, and
experience to the agency, which will create a register of asbestos
in Government buildings.

VAEA will prioritise asbestos removal from Government buildings,
including schools and hospitals across Victoria.

"We're prioritizing the removal of asbestos from government
buildings to improve health and safety of Victorians," said
Minister Scott.

"The VAEA will be overseen by experts with extensive experience in
asbestos safety and risk minimisation.

"These appointments will allow the agency to begin its vital work
as soon as possible."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Road-Side Asbestos Dumping Becoming Commonplace
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Owen Munro, writing for Vancouver Sun, reported that Al Johnson
understands that homebuilders and renovators across Metro
Vancouver diligently try to satisfy WorkSafeBC's health and safety
requirements.

A bigger concern for the vice-president of prevention services at
WorkSafeBC is what happens to building materials -- which often
contain asbestos -- when it comes time to dispose of them.

Municipalities across B.C. are faced with a frustrating problem:
illegally dumped garbage that includes asbestos drywall and
flooring. It's a costly issue that has become an increased burden
on sanitation departments across the province. The City of
Vancouver spent about $50,000 in 2016 tackling illegal dumping.

Jerome Klett, owner of Richmond-based asbestos abatement and
removal company 4W's Demo, said he has seen a large increase in
the amount of dumped drywall and asbestos-containing materials
around Metro Vancouver. With clear guidelines on what to do when
you find asbestos, Klett says he can't understand why people
continue to dump it on the side of the road.

"It doesn't make any sense to me, and the penalties for being
caught are probably more expensive than paying the fee to dump it
properly," Klett said, noting he first saw the problem arising
around a year ago. "It's the same guys who want to cut corners and
give companies like ours a bad name."

While paying the fee might be more expensive, many companies dump
asbestos in inconspicuous areas that do not bring attention to
themselves -- often by the same owners who cut corners and put
people at risk of exposure. Klett said a prime example of this was
a massive load of asbestos-containing drywall that was dumped on
the side of No. 3 Road in Richmond in September.

The flip side of dumping, Klett believes, is the fact that it
takes so long for city crews to come by and safely remove what has
been dumped. In the No. 3 Road situation, it was more than a week
until crews came to remove it.

Recently, a Surrey disposal site was fined a total of $58,000 for
accepting excessive amounts of waste, including asbestos, between
2011 and 2013.

For years, ignorance of proper waste disposal processes has been
exacerbated by the scarcity of places to take asbestos materials.
Experts believe a lot more asbestos will need to be removed from
homes and buildings in the future, requiring more transfer
stations.

"A homeowner didn't have anywhere to take asbestos waste or
asbestos drywall," Johnson said. "Now, some of these regional
districts and municipalities have set up these programs where you
can bring your drywall to them."

Most B.C. facilities can't handle the volume of asbestos materials
required to make the business both profitable and safe. But
Johnson notes that pilot projects have launched in Langley and
Nanaimo, with Chilliwack recently allowing asbestos-containing
waste at its Bailey Landfill.

One asbestos abatement contractor estimates that 90 per cent of
asbestos waste from B.C. is eventually transferred to Alberta,
where environmental firms and asbestos removal companies can send
asbestos waste in significantly larger quantities.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: B.C. Ferries To Deal With Asbestos on Ships
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Owen Munro, writing for Vancouver Sun, reported that the asbestos
on ships and ferries in domestic waters remains a potential hazard
to workers and the public, creating economic and ethical questions
about how companies like B.C. Ferries should deal with it, says
B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union president Graeme Johnston.

"We still continue to struggle to convince employers that
abatement is the best policy, even in the marine industry where
risk of exposure is heightened by the nature of the work
environment," Johnston said at a Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
news conference on Dec. 7.

B.C. Ferries management wrote in its 2015-16 annual report that
some vessels "contain undetermined amounts of asbestos".

"It is our intention to sell decommissioned vessels into world
markets to buyers who will keep them in active service. Under
these circumstances asbestos remediation would become the
responsibility of the new owner."

As long as the buyer intended to use the vessel, such a sale would
meet Transport Canada regulations. These regulations make it
practical -- and more profitable -- for companies to pass the
disposal problem to developing countries into which the ferry is
sold.

For example, in 2008 B.C. Ferries sold the former Queen of
Esquimalt for $1.7 million to a Chinese company that registered it
in Cambodia and intended to use it as a cargo vessel.

Kathleen Ruff, who has lobbied for asbestos protection for both
workers and the public for a decade, was concerned the sale might
have contravened the Basel Convention -- an international treaty
aimed at reducing the transport of hazardous waste to developing
countries from developed countries like Canada.

Ruff approached the provincial government through her local MLA.
She received a letter from then-minister of transportation and
infrastructure Shirley Bond that said, "while the Basel Convention
would apply to any ship sold abroad for dismantling, it does not
apply where ships are sold for continued use as transport
vessels."

The Queen of Esquimalt never made it to Asia, though. Financial
troubles forced its new owners to abandon their plan, and a court
ended up awarding the ship to a Mexican company. It was towed to
Baja and scrapped.

The asbestos became the problem of Mexican workers.

"I found it appalling that B.C. Ferries would say they're not
technically responsible," Ruff said.

B.C. Ferries has had other problems with asbestos exposure and
inadequate labelling of asbestos materials in its fleet. In 2010,
the cafeteria on the Queen of Burnaby was closed after a test
confirmed that loose debris on top of a deckhead contained 60 per
cent amosite asbestos.

According to work procedures implemented by the asbestos abatement
contractor, Westcor Ltd., there was a high probability that
workers, other personnel and the public could be exposed to
asbestos.

The amosite asbestos -- among the most hazardous types -- was used
mostly in thermal insulation products. The abatement work was
performed at night while the ship was docked, but the vessel
remained in service during the day.

Graeme Johnston, president of the B.C. Ferries and Marine Workers
Union, said the union has been pushing for an improved and
comprehensive containment and encapsulation plan for asbestos in
B.C. Ferries vessels.

"Employers point to management and control policies that rely on
encapsulation and enclosure," Johnston said. "But even the best
policies and procedures we have for working in environments with
asbestos containing materials are subject to the human element,
and humans make mistakes."

Vibration of the ships in rough seas or while docking is a
concern, because it could cause asbestos fibres to be released. If
fibres become airborne, workers and passengers risk being exposed.

According to Lloyd's Register, a global engineering company who
provide risk and compliance consultancy, ships "roll, pitch, yaw,
heave, surge, sway, slam and vibrate, and in the engine room these
issues are magnified by vibrating machinery. These conditions make
friable asbestos far more likely to emit fibres."

Even if exposure is brief, external factors such as occupation,
age or cigarette smoking could contribute to asbestos fibres'
negative effects on someone's health.

B.C. Ferries said it continues to be serious about asbestos. It
established an asbestos working committee with the union in 2012.

"We've done abatement work on our older vessels and buildings and
we are working to remove asbestos as soon as practicable," B.C.
Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said. "Where asbestos
containing materials have been identified, routine inspections are
conducted using the inventories."

Recent discussions between the two sides suggest improvements to
the company's asbestos management practices could be coming soon.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Squire Patton Discusses ACMs in Due Diligence
--------------------------------------------------------------
Gary L. Pasheilich, Esq. -- gary.pasheilich@squirepb.com -- at
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, in an article for The National Law
Review, wrote that a common question that arises when performing
environmental due diligence on commercial real estate is the
degree to which the presence of asbestos-containing materials
(ACMs) should be investigated.  In the case of ACMs, "what you
don't know can hurt you" and, therefore, the old axiom of "less is
more" does not apply.  This is especially true regarding asbestos
not only in terms of health risks, but also from a regulatory
perspective where parties can be held "strictly" liable without
regard to knowledge or intent.

Those who regularly deal in commercial real estate are likely
familiar with the need to obtain a Phase I Environmental Site
Assessment, which is designed to identify the presence or likely
presence of a release of hazardous substances and petroleum
products on a commercial property.  A valid Phase I is a
prerequisite to qualifying for certain protections from liability
under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and
Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).  Even though asbestos is a
hazardous substance, it is generally not investigated in a Phase I
largely because Section 104(a)(3) of CERCLA exempts ACMs as
"building materials" when incorporated as part of the structure,
or as a "naturally occurring substance" at a property.  While
there may be unique scenarios where an environmental professional
will call out the presence of ACMs in a Phase I -- such as former
asbestos manufacturing sites or where ACMs were disposed of -- the
consultant will generally not investigate ACMs incorporated into
structures on the property as part of routine due diligence.

Instead, investigation into the presence of ACMs is a "non-scope
consideration" under ASTM Standard Practice E1527-13, which is a
class of issues that are not required to be considered in the
Phase I ESA (but can be included in the Phase I for an additional
fee). Even where these services are requested, attention should be
paid to how the environmental professional assesses ACM issues.
Some consultants may only "screen" for suspect ACMs based upon the
date of construction occurring after certain federal bans were
implemented in the 1970s.  However, unlike the bright-line ban in
1978 on the use of lead-based paint, the asbestos bans are more
nuanced and prohibit only certain products and applications, such
as some qualifying pipe insulation and spray on surfacing ACMs.
ACMs continue to be manufactured and used extensively in building
materials to this day, including (but not limited to) vinyl
flooring, pipeline wrap, and roofing materials.  While screening
may offer a generalized risk profile for a property, it will not
provide insight into specific risks.  If an assessment of specific
asbestos risks is needed for a property (for instance, where
invasive renovations are planned), an asbestos survey by an
accredited asbestos specialist is the best and only means to
achieve this.

Moreover, if a renovation or demolition project is planned for the
property, a survey is required prior to any activities that would
impact ACMs. US EPA's National Emissions Standards for Hazardous
Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for asbestos issued under the Clean Air
Act require that owners and operators of demolition or renovation
activities:  (1) conduct a pre-activity survey by an accredited
asbestos specialist, (2) provide written notice to the relevant
agency 10 days prior to demolition and renovation activities when
ACMs exceed certain amounts, and (3) employ various precautions
and work practices during demolition and renovation activities
(e.g. enclosure of work areas, keep ACMs wet during work, proper
bagging and disposal of waste materials, etc.). Likewise,
corollary state and local programs implement fundamentally similar
requirements.

Similarly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has
issued general occupational and construction standards that
require employers and building and facility owners to determine
the presence, location, and quantity of ACMs at workplaces and
provide notification to employees and tenants, as well as to
prevent employee exposure to airborne ACMs above certain
permissible exposure limits (PELs).  Because ACMs can be broken up
(made "friable") into dust-sized particles that can disseminate
through HVAC systems, a minor maintenance project that dislodges
ACMs can quickly generate a facility-wide exposure concern. A
survey to assess ACM locations combined with an Operations &
Maintenance Plan that educates maintenance staff and establishes
appropriate procedures can avoid exposure risks and the need for
extensive abatement and remediation.

Historical surveys and abatement information can provide a degree
of confidence, but must be scrutinized carefully in the course of
performing environmental due diligence. A given property may
undergo years of investigations and abatement activities, and
still not be completely understood. Surveys are commonly limited
in scope or provide only a "representative" assessment,
particularly in multi-unit scenarios.  Further, as rehabs are
performed, materials can be swapped out and areas that may have
previously contained no ACMs, now contain newer materials of
concern.  As a result, historical summary reports that ostensibly
provide an "all clear," may actually deliver less than promised.

While the shortest route to liability is to fail to have a proper
survey performed, ACMs can present numerous other challenges
ranging from regulatory compliance with work site practices to
construction management issues, such as selection of and
coordination between subcontractors. All it takes is for a
neighbor to complain to the local air agency regarding dust from
the construction site to trigger an investigation that leads to
costly enforcement, which may be brought against the property
owner, the contractor or both.  Civil penalties can accrue on a
daily basis and quickly result in tens to hundreds of thousands of
dollars, while the costs associated with project delay may magnify
the financial impacts.  Indeed, ignorance is not bliss when it
comes to ACMs and those who anticipate acquiring a property should
plan for adequate due diligence and familiarize themselves with
the risks and legal requirements associated with the presence of
asbestos.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Canada to Require Reports on Asbestos Products
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Auto Service World reported that on December 15, 2016, the federal
government announced its intention to move forward with plans to
manage asbestos. This will be accomplished through the development
of additional regulatory measures.

To ensure that these additional regulatory measures are based on
the best information available, some stakeholders, including those
that manufacture, import and use asbestos, are required to submit
reports to Environment and Climate Change Canada by 3pm EST on
January 18, 2017.

The information collected from these mandatory reports will:

   * Inform government on the manufacture, import, export and use
of asbestos and products containing asbestos for the 2013, 2014
and 2015 calendar years.

   * Gather socio-economic information from companies, including
the size of companies involved (number of employees and revenue),
the availability of alternatives to asbestos and whether a phase
out strategy is in place or in consideration.
Help to inform the cost-benefit analysis of any future regulatory
instrument.

Where to submit reports: https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ameron, 10 Others Sued Over Man's Death
--------------------------------------------------------
Carrie Bradon, writing for Louisiana Record, reported that a
family is suing nearly a dozen companies, alleging their
negligence caused the death of a family member through exposure to
asbestos.

Joan H. Johnson, Talawanga Johnson-Burl and Lakeisha Johnson-
Manuel, each individually and on behalf of decedent Isaac Michael-
Johnson, filed a lawsuit Dec. 16 against Ameron International
Corporation and 10 other defendants in the Orleans Parish Civil
District Court.

According to the suit, Isaac Michael-Johnson was employed by
Ameron and other defendants. The suit states he was caused health
damages due to the nature of his work, which included exposure to
asbestos. The lawsuit says he ultimately died April 30 due to the
negligence of the defendants.

The plaintiffs allege Ameron International and other companies
were negligent in not providing a suitable work environment and
failing to take the necessary precautions to protect employees.

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury and damages. They are
represented by attorney Lindsey A. Check of the Check Law Firm in
New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J.
Bruno.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-12303.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Hawaii Court Sanctions Asbestos Defense Counsel
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HarrisMartin Publishing reported that a Hawai'i state court has
sanctioned an asbestos defense firm, finding that counsel failed
to "reasonably" investigate its client's concealment of thousands
of discoverable documents detailing their use of asbestos,
effectively "discharging their affirmative ethical and
professional discovery obligations."

In her 124-page order issued Dec. 19, Hon. Rhonda A. Nishimura of
the Hawai'i Circuit Court for the First Circuit found that the
Hugo Parker Law Firm's "obstructive discovery tactics seriously
prejudiced Plaintiffs' right both to timely discovery and to a
fair trial, greatly impeded resolution of the case. . ."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Halliburton Settles Securities Fraud Suit
----------------------------------------------------------
Imani Moise, writing for The Wall Street Journal, reported that
Halliburton Co. said it settled a 14-year-old securities fraud
class action lawsuit that had gone to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Houston-based energy company will contribute $54 million to a
$100 million settlement fund in its lawsuit with the Erica P. John
Fund related to asbestos liabilities during construction
activities. The company's insurer will contribute the balance.

Halliburton settled with no admission of guilt.

The legal fight was considered a test of the right of investors to
file a class-action lawsuit based on public misrepresentations.

In 2014, the Supreme Court struck middle ground on the issue by
allowing companies to present evidence at an early stage in
litigation to try to demonstrate that misleading public statements
didn't affect stock prices.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Finds Will Spike As Building Booms
------------------------------------------------------------
Tim Howard, writing for The Daily Examiner, reported that Clarence
Valley will experience a spike in asbestos finds as construction
activity in the region increases, predicts one of the regulatory
bodies dealing with the problem.

But the Clarence Valley Council's director environment, planning
and community, Des Schroder, said the Valley will not experience
anything like the surge in asbestos finds reflected in
metropolitan areas.

It was reported asbestos finds had almost doubled in the past five
years and increased by 32% in the last year.

Mr Schroder said local figures had increased but tended to
fluctuate rather than create an upward trend.

"Our figures show we have between 50 and 250 tonnes per year going
into our landfill site," he said. "Last year it was 170 tonnes.

"Also we are not having a renovation boom as most of the building
activity here is in new houses."

Mr Schroder said some of the asbestos coming to the local landfill
site was from outside the region.

"We're an authorised asbestos landfill, so people from outside the
area can get rid of their asbestos here."

He said the council charged a standard fee for asbestos disposal
at $250 a tonne.

"Our figures show loads dumped at our landfill are generally under
$100," he said.

Mr Schroder said the council had a wealth of information on
asbestos handling on its website, including how to get a free
asbestos assessment and tips for home renovators on handling
asbestos.

The council has contributed to the spike in asbestos finds during
the clean up of the super depot site in South Grafton.

Mr Schroder said council's decision to have the asbestos-
contaminated landfill transported to Queensland had nothing to do
with the asbestos contained in the soil. He said the soil on the
site, which had been a sewerage treatment plant until recently,
contained too many bio-solids for the local landfill site to
handle.

"It was because of the bio-solids the site has to be
rehabilitated," Mr Schroder said. "The discovery of the asbestos
really didn't change that at all."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: La. Court Reverses in Part Coverage Ruling
-----------------------------------------------------------
HarrisMartin Publishing reported that a Louisiana appellate court
has reinstated additional insured and third-party beneficiary
claims against Continental Insurance Company, finding that the
insurer failed to establish that Dow Chemical was not named as an
additional insured on a policy issued to an asbestos plaintiff's
former employer.

In the Dec. 22 opinion, the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the
First Circuit did affirm a lower court's finding that Dow
Chemical's claims against the insurers under the Direct Action
Statute were barred.

Plaintiff Sidney J. Mabile Sr. asserted the underlying claims,
contending that he developed an asbestos-related injury while
working as an electrician in various shipyards and plants in south
Louisiana.

After a hearing, the trial court signed a judgment on June 12,
2014, granting the insurers' exceptions of no right of action and
dismissing Dow's third party claims against them with prejudice.
In the instant appeal, Dow challenges the dismissal of its claims
against Bituminous, Great American, Gray, and Sentry (sometimes,
the insurers). In a related appeal, 2016 CA 0577, also decided
this day, Dow challenges a separate judgment signed on October 17,
2014, granting similar exceptions of no right of action filed by
other insurers.3 After the appeals were lodged, this court granted
Dow's motion to have the two appeals assigned to the same panel
and on the same docket.

The June 12, 2014 judgment is affirmed in part and reversed in
part. The judgment is affirmed insofar as it dismissed The Dow
Chemical Company's claims under the Direct Action Statute against
Bituminous Casualty Company, Great American Alliance Insurance
Company, Gray Insurance Company, and Sentry Insurance Company. The
judgment is reversed insofar as it dismissed The Dow Chemical
Company's claims as an additional insured or third party
beneficiary under policies issued by any of these insurers to
Westgate L.L.C, as successor in interest to Westgate, Inc. and/or
Industrial Electrical Constructors, Inc. This matter is remanded
for further proceedings. Costs of this appeal are assessed one-
half against The Dow Chemical Company and one-half against
Bituminous Casualty Company, Great American Alliance Insurance
Company, Gray Insurance Company, and Sentry Insurance Company.

A full-text copy of the Decision dated December 22, 2016, is
available at https://is.gd/Z6LtTc from Leagle.com.

David M. Bienvenu, Jr., John Allain Viator, Anthony J. Lascaro,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Attorneys for Third Party
Plaintiff/Appellant The Dow Chemical Company.

William E. Scott, Chris J. LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attorneys for Third Party Defendant/Appellee Bituminous Casualty
Company.

Gary M. Zwain, Paul J. Verlander, Metairie, Louisiana Attorneys
for Third Party Defendant/Appellee, Great American Alliance
Insurance Company.

Edward J. Koehl, Jr., William P. Wynne, Catherine C. Darden, New
Orleans, Louisiana Attorneys for Third Party Defendant/Appellee
The Gray Insurance Company.

G. Bruce Parkerson, Attie B. Carville, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attorneys for Third Party Defendant/Appellee Sentry Insurance A
Mutual Company.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Health Board Fines Lakeside
--------------------------------------------
Sam Houghton, writing for The Mashpee Enterprise, reported that
the Mashpee Board of Health recently issued a total of $45,500 in
fines to the owners and managers of Lakeside Estates for a variety
of sanitary and health violations.

The board also announced intentions to file a lawsuit in
Barnstable Superior Court for other outstanding fines levied
against Matthew and William R. Haney Sr., the owners of MEZ
Realty, which operates the 70-unit development on Route 151.

The fines stem from an incident in June when five mobile homes in
Lakeside Estates were demolished without permits. The town health
department found evidence of asbestos in at least one of the
demolished homes.

In November, the board of health at a hearing ordered Mr. Haney to
provide asbestos surveys of the five locations. They continued the
hearing of the asbestos fine in order to give Mr. Haney enough
time to report who removed the debris in the park and where it was
taken. The board gave him 14 days to provide information about who
removed the debris and 30 days for the asbestos surveys.

Mr. Haney did not provide surveys to the board by its meeting on
December 15, information on where or who hauled the debris, and he
had not paid an outstanding fine of $1,500 for failing to inspect
for rodents at the five homes.

The board chose to fine Mr. Haney $5,000 for each survey of
asbestos not provided, for a total of $25,000; $500 for failing to
provide information about the debris hauler; a $10,000 fine for
failing to remove asbestos from one of the five homes per
regulations; and $10,000 for improper disposal of asbestos.

They could have levied a fine of $25,000 for each asbestos survey
not provided, per the regulation, but decided on a lesser amount
as it was a first-time offense.

Mr. Haney did not return a call left with the Lakeside Estate's
switchboard.

Board chairman Kalliope E. Egloff argued that Mr. Haney put the
public at risk by not properly disposing of the asbestos, and that
included the residents of Lakeside Estates, workers involved in
demolition, people driving behind a dump truck hauling asbestos,
and workers wherever the asbestos had been disposed of who might
have no knowledge of the debris in the air.

The Mashpee Building Department also has an investigation open for
the improper demolition of the five homes.

Health agent Glen E. Harrington also said the board would pursue
levying a fine to Mr. Haney for not having an on-site manager at
the park. Mr. Haney had reported to the health agent in September
that he would hire someone, but Mr. Harrington said he has not
seen proof. "I've been there on several occasions and no one was
on site," Mr. Harrington said.

According to regulations, the park must have a manager on site
daily from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

MEZ Realty purchased the property in 1992 from Henry C. Labute for
$450,000, according to town assessor's records. At present, the
property, which covers 28 acres, is assessed at $1.64 million. The
mobile home park permit allows for up to 90 units on the property.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Somerset Schools With Asbestos Revealed
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Laura Linham, writing for Somerset Live, reported that hundreds of
Somerset schools are operating in buildings containing asbestos, a
Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The material was widely used in buildings from the 1950s onwards,
but it is no longer used in new buildings because exposure to
asbestos, when disturbed, can cause mesothelioma, a terminal lung
disease.

Bosses at Somerset County Council have said they take the problem
of asbestos in schools "extremely seriously", but add that the
material is common in any building built before 1999, and in the
majority of cases is not harmful to health.

An incubation period of up to 40 years means health problems often
occur decades after the asbestos fibres were originally inhaled.
This means victims, and local authorities, are dealing with the
impact decades after exposure.

A county council spokesperson said they have been taking
precautions to ensure that children, parents and staff are being
kept safe.

"We take the safety of staff and pupils extremely seriously and
have all the relevant precautions in place -- we are unusual in
having a dedicated, in-house asbestos team which can help schools
in their duty to manage the material," he said.

"Asbestos is considered safe by the Health and Safety Executive if
it's known about, in a good condition and not disturbed. Removing
increases the risk of fibres being released."

He also added that all Somerset schools which had once been the
responsibility of the council had been surveyed for Asbestos in
the 1990s, checking the condition of any found and ensuring it was
not hazardous to staff and pupils.

Since then, there has been a rolling scheme of re-surveying,
visiting schools to make sure it is in good condition and
highlight any actions needed.

"Schools carry out annual checks, administered by the SCC Health &
Safety Unit. They must keep an asbestos register and make staff
aware of the location of any asbestos in the building," the
spokesman added.

"They can report any concerns to the asbestos team which offers
advice and site visits if needed.

"Schools need a permit from the team before they can carry out any
building work or alterations and this involves an additional
survey.

"All SCC schools have access to the council policy and guidance on
management of asbestos materials within their buildings.
Academies/Trust/VA schools are responsible for producing their own
management plan. Although again the council's asbestos team can
provide guidance if needed.

"Any members of the public wanting advice on identifying and
dealing with asbestos can contact the team on 01823 355906 or
email SomersetScientific@somerset.gov.uk"

An investigation carried out by the BBC found that local
authorities across England have paid out over œ10m in compensation
over the past decade to people who have developed illnesses after
exposure to asbestos in schools, and Somerset County Council have
admitted that in the last 10 years 'less than five' school
employees or ex-pupils have pursued claims against them for
exposure to asbestos within a school, and they paid out œ9,030 in
settlement .

The 264 schools listed below were found to have asbestos in some
of their buildings. The list includes academies and independents,
which are responsible for their own asbestos management is
available at https://is.gd/YQEylu


ASBESTOS UPDATE: West Haven Man Guilty in Lead-Asbestos Scam
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Gregory Seay, writing for Hartfod Business, reported that a West
Haven man was convicted and could spend five years in prison for
distributing false lead and asbestos abatement training
certifications, federal prosecutors say.

Guido A. Cortes-Rodriguez, 64, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal
court to one count of making a false statement to the federal
government, Connecticut U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday.

According to court papers and testimony, Cortes was a training
instructor at North Star Center For Human Development, an
organization that offered a variety of training courses and
certification to individuals working with lead paint and asbestos.

Cortes was the training manager and a primary instructor for those
courses, which are subject to regulation under the federal Toxic
Substances Control Act.

In Dec. 2015, Cortes notified state public health authorities that
an asbestos abatement supervisor initial training course would be
conducted at North Star's Hartford facility from Dec. 27, 2015 to
Jan. 2, 2016. He also said a 32-hour lead abatement worker initial
course would take place from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2016 at the same
location.

However, none of the courses were ever conducted, investigators
said.

When an undercover FBI agent called Cortes, inquiring about the
courses, Cortes arranged to meet with him and instructed him to
bring several items, including his Social Security number,
passport-type photos and $1,260, prosecutors said.

Afterward, the agent, who received no training from Cortes,
collect three false certificates from the defendant indicating he
had attended the certification courses, authorities said.

Subsequent investigation revealed Cortes had provided fraudulent
training certificates on multiple occasions.

Cortes is due for sentencing April 18, 2017, at which time he
faces a maximum prison term of of five years and a fine of up to
$250,000.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Family Appeals For Details on Father's Death
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Thomas Deacon, writing for Wales Online, reported that the family
of a man who died last year believe he may have been exposed to
asbestos and have launched an appeal to trace his former
colleagues.

Trevor Thomas Liles, from Aberkenfig , near Bridgend, died in
September 2015 from mesothelioma that his family believe may have
been linked with possible exposure to asbestos during his working
life as a carpenter.

The family are trying to establish whether Mr Liles was exposed to
the material while he worked for Great Western Railway between
1945 and 1963 and for the Mid-Glamorgan County Council from 1965
to 1990.

Mr Liles son, Paul Liles, said: "My dad suffered so much towards
the end of his life, and we are therefore eager to understand more
about whether and how he was exposed to asbestos.

"He started experiencing shortness of breath in early 2015.

"This gradually became worse and by June 2015 it became very
severe. It was an incredibly difficult situation and we don't want
other families to go through what we have."

The family want former colleagues to come forward with information
The family are asking for former colleagues to come forward to
help provide further information about Mr Liles' working
conditions.

According to his son Paul, Mr Liles joined Great Western Railway
as an apprentice carpenter where he spent most of his time at the
Tondu Depot.

Paul claims that one of his father's duties was to cut train
station notice boards that were light brown in colour. They want
to know if they contained asbestos.

Mr Liles also worked with electricians to install new cables and
wiring in building ducts. The family wish to know if these
contained asbestos.

Paul said: "My dad was a very honest and hardworking man.

"I would ask him about being provided with masks or breathing
apparatuses and he told me that at the time they had little
knowledge of the dangers of working with such materials so no
safety equipment was provided.

"The effects of working in such an environment were evident early
on, he said that he would only breathe out when facing the work
and would turn his head away to the side to take a breath in
because of the irritation caused by the dust."

Mr Liles also worked as a carpenter for the Mid-Glamorgan County
Council, and had similar responsibilities as he did at the Great
Western Railway.

The Liles family have asked specialist Hugh James asbestos lawyers
to investigate whether and how he came into contact with the
material.

He often worked in schools across Llantrisant, Cowbridge and the
surrounding areas, and as the Mid-Glamorgan County Council did not
employ any glaziers, a significant part of his job was to fit
windows, which involved regular drilling.

Hugh James solicitor Hayley Hawkins said: "From the information we
currently have about the work Mr Liles carried out, it is believed
that he may have been significantly exposed to asbestos. What's
concerning is that throughout life there was a lack of the correct
protection provided. We are now trying to help the Liles family to
find former colleagues who may have worked with Mr Liles so that
we can gain a full understanding about the working conditions and
his exposure to this deadly material throughout his career."

Alongside his day job, Mr Liles worked as a retained firefighter
for the Mid-Glamorgan Fire Service between the late 1950s and
1980s.

The family ask anyone who worked with Mr Liles to contact Hayley
Hawkins at Hugh James on 029 2078 5691.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Outwell Man Dies of Asbestos Cancer
----------------------------------------------------
Fenland Citizen reported that a 70-year-old man from Outwell
passed away due to a type of cancer caused by exposure to
asbestos, an inquest has heard.

James May, a retired ceramic tiler who was originally from Kent,
died on December 3 from mesothelioma.  The inquest heard that Mr
May was taken into hospital in October and was diagnosed with the
cancer.  He was discharged and cared for at home by his wife,
family and district nurses until he passed away.

Coroner Jacqueline Lake offered her sympathy to Mr May's family.


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