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            Thursday, February 2, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 24



                            Headlines

A&E REAL ESTATE: "Duran" Suit Seeks Overtime, Spread-of-Hours Pay
ACE AMERICAN: Boise Seeks Approval of $9,760,000 Settlement
ADVANCED BUREAU: Judge Treadwell Certifies Class in "Jones" Suit
ALEXANDER, AL: Foster Asks Court to Certify Settlement Class
ALLERGAN PLC: Bloated Stock Price Hit in "Rosenberg" Sec. Suit

ALLY FINANCIAL: National Shopmen Sues Over Drop in Share Value
APPLE INC: Class Suit Seeks to Prevent Texting While Driving
AUDI OF AMERICA: "Barbata" Suit Consolidated in MDL 2672
BANC OF CALIFORNIA: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over SEC Probe, CEO Exit
BANK OF AMERICA: Court to Continue Stay on Ruling in "Childress"

BAYER AG: Gallagher Seeks to Certify Buyers Class & Subclasses
BENCHMASTER FURNITURE: Class Certification Bid Denied in "Payne"
BOGALUSA CITY, LA: Cook Seeks Certification of Class & Subclass
BRANCH BANKING: "Karali" Suit Seeks Certification of FLSA Class
BRAUFMANN LEIGHMANN: "Kopen" Case Proceeds with Discovery

BRIDGE POINT: Faces LC Technology Suit in Middle Dist. of Florida
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS: Faces "Mathew" Suit Over Sale to Broadcom
CALAMOS PARTNERS: "Lerman" Suit Challenges Merger Deal
CALIFORNIA: Court Denies Class Certification in "Schwarz"
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: on Class Cert. Hearing Continued to Mar. 17

CAREPLUS STAFFING: Overtime Pay Claimed in "Bethany" Labor Suit
CENTRAL PAYMENT: May 4 Final Settlement Hearing in "Heidarpour"
CHAPARRAL ENERGY: Royalty Owners Class Certified in "Naylor" Suit
CHW GROUP: Reynolds' Placeholder Class Certification Bid Denied
CLIENT SERVICES: "Duch" Suit Seeks Certification of Class

COLUMBUS SLEEP: Placeholder Motion for Class Certification Filed
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE: "West" Suit Seeks Class Certification
COOK COUNTY, IL: Asta Sues Over Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act
COSTCO WHOLESALE: Judge Dismissed Suit Over Slave Labor Claims
DAMCO DISTRIBUTION: Cooke Withdraws Class Certification Bid

DEJA VU CONSULTING: Dancers File Labor Suit Over Unpaid Wages
DEJA VU CONSULTING: Dancers Seek to Certify Class
DIALOGDIRECT INC: FLSA Class Certification Granted in "Serbay"
DOCTOR'S ASSOCIATES: "Flaum" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
DOLLAR GENERAL: "Beaver" Hits Missed Breaks, Off-the-Clock Work

DREAM PROVIDER: "Decay" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: $50MM Settlement in Wage-Fixing Suit Okayed
EDUGLA INC: "Cantarero" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
ENCHANCED RECOVERY: Class Certification Denied Without Prejudice
ENDOLOGIX INC: Non-disclosure Alleged in "Ahmed" Securities Suit

ENERGY RECOVERY: Case Management Conference Moved to March 2
ENERGY TRANSFER: "Ashraf" Suit Seeks to Block Onerous Merger Deal
ERIC RYAN: Gorss Motels Suit Seeks Certification of Class
EXXON MOBIL: Lawyers Argue Over Tex Tillerson Deposition
FCA US LLC: "Carpenter" Suit Alleges Emission Test Cheating

FINKELSTEIN KERN: Faces "Vosburg" Suit in M.D. Tenn.
FLYING FOOD: Court Dismisses "Garcia" Case
FRONTLINE ASSET: Placeholder Motion for Class Certification Filed
G4S SECURE: "Williams" Suit Seeks Overtime, Hits Retaliation
GLOBAL CREDIT & COLLECTION: Lopez Seeks Certification of Classes

GOLDEN GATE CASINO: Settlement in "Welch" Case Has Final Approval
H I H INC: "Romero" Suit Seeks Certification of Staff Class
HARRIS COUNTY, TX: "Odonnell" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
HEALTH CARE SERVICE: "Craft" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
HOME CARE: Workers Class Certification Sought in "Dillow" Suit

HOUSTON DISTRIBUTING: Salais Seeks Certification of FLSA Class
IHEARTCOMMUNICATIONS INC: Memorandum in Support of Accord Filed
ILLUMINA INC: Earnings Estimates Misleading, Suit Claims
IMAGE LINE LLC: "Thomas" Suit Seeks Certification of FLSA Class
ISABELLA GERIATRIC: Yudelka Perez May File Amended Complaint

ISLE OF CAPRI: "Brna" Alleges Excessive Kickbacks from Game
J.C. PENNEY: Settlement in "Ramirez" Suit Gets Initial OK
JACKSON'S FARMING: FLSA Class Certified in "Sanchez-Rodriguez"
JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Loses Bid to Delay Next Talcum Powder Trial
KO-ZUSHI JAPANESE: "Dai" Suit Seeks Overtime, Spread-of-Hours Pay

LEWIS TREE: "Bricuyet" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime
LINCOLN NATIONAL: Reduced Monthly Benefits Illegal Claims "Barber"
LIVING ESSENTIALS: ABC Suit Seeks Certification of Classes
LKQ CORP: Settlement in Wendell H. Stone Suit Has Initial OK
LOS ANGELES, CA: Yagman Seeks to Certify Parking Tickets Class

LOVE'S TRAVEL: Apr. 18 Final Settlement Approval Hearing Set
LVNV FUNDING: Judge Gottschall Certified Class in "Tabiti" Suit
MAGNUSON HOTELS: Gorss Motels Seeks Certification of Class
MCLANE PACIFIC: "Maxwell" Suit Moved from N.D. Cal. to C. D. Cal.
MDL 1827: Court Rejects Modification of Protective Order

MDL 2502: JPML Sends Lipitor Cases to Calif. State Court
MEDICAL BUSINESS BUREAU: Class Certification Sought in "Garrette"
MESSAGE CENTER: No Default Order in "Tim Huckabee" Case
MESQUITE OIL TOOLS: "Griffin" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime
MIDAS INTERNATIONAL: "Filiak" Suit Seeks Class Certification

MIDAS INTERNATIONAL: March 21 Status Hearing in "Filiak" Suit
NAT'L COLLEGIATE: Faces Another Suit Over Football Concussions
NATIONAL ENTERPRISE: Placeholder Class Certification Bid Filed
NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION: Faces "Lasser" Suit in S.D.N.Y
NEW YORK: Faces "Johnson" Suit Over Public Assistance

NIANTIC: Gamers Want Pokemon Go Full Functionality Restored
NONGSHIM CO: Court Certified Buyers' Classes in Antitrust Suit
NORTH SHORE COMMERCIAL: Baywood Seeks to Certify Class
NOVO NORDISK: Lehigh County Sues Over ADR Price Drop
NRA GROUP: Court Certified Settlement Class in "Gadime" Suit

OHIO FIRST: Englemon Seeks to Certify Healthcare Workers Class
OMNINET VILLAGE: Class Certification Sought in "Stallworth" Suit
ONEHALLOWEENNIGHT INC: Faces "McKillop" Suit in Cal. Super. Ct.
OPHTHOTECH CORP: Faces "Micholle" Suit Over Share Price Drop
OPTIMUM OUTCOMES: Placeholder Bid for Class Certification Filed

PANASONIC CORP: Faces Air Conditioning System Price-Fixing Suit
PARTNERS FOR PAYMENT: Class Cert. Hearing Continued to March 17
PATENAUDE & FELIX: Placeholder Bid for Class Certification Filed
PENN CREDIT: Court Dismisses "Grind" Suit
PLS DIABETIC: Podiatry in Motion's Class Cert. Bid Denied

POOLMAN OF WISCONSIN: Reply to Class Cert. Bid Due Feb. 15
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY: Feb. 21 Hearing on "Garcia" Class Cert. Bid
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY: Placeholder Class Cert. Bid Filed in "Pirkle"
PROBALANCE INC: Status Hearing in "Ulrich" Continued to March 14
PROJECT INVESTORS: Approval of "Leidel" Case Settlement Sought

PROSTEAM CARPET: Class Certification Sought in "Wegat" Suit
QIAGEN NORTH AMERICAN: ARCare Seeks to Certify Class
QUINN MEDICAL: Placeholder Motion for Class Certification Filed
RAYMOND JAMES: Court Sends "Daccache" Parties to Discovery
RAYONIER INC: Class Certification Sought in Securities Litigation

RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT: Faces "Del Duca" Suit in Dist. of Minn.
REMINGTON ARMS: Final Approval of "Pollard" Settlement Sought
REV-1 SOLUTIONS: Placeholder Class Cert. Motion Filed in "Ozier"
RICHMOND HOMES: Judge Rules against Supplemental Jurisdiction
RITE RUG: FLSA Class in "Morales" Has Conditional Certification

RS&H INC: Conditional Class certification Sought in "Jones" Suit
RT MIDWEST: Class Cert. Bid in "Bernal" Premature, Court Says
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: Phone Users' Suits Can Proceed, 9th Cir Says
SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Court Certifies 2 Classes in "Topete" Suit
SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Court Sends "Turner" Suit to Mediation

SANTA CLARA VALLEY: "Estorga" Suit Seeks to Certify FLSA Class
SHELL ENERGY: Revised Class Notice in "Walney" Suit Due Feb. 6
SHELTER MUTUAL: Goodner Seeks Preliminary Approval of Settlement
SOLANO COUNTY, CA: "Foster" Labor Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
SOUTHERN TRANSPORT: "Ponce de Leon" Suit Has Conditional Cert.

SPEEDYPC SOFTWARE: Beaton Seeks Certification of Class & Subclass
SSM HEALTH: "Mayberry" Plaintiffs Bid to Strike Disclosures Nixed
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY: "Watts" Plaintiff May File Amended Suit
SUNTRUST BANK: Ga. App. Ct. Sends "Bickerstaff" to Trial Court
SUSHI MARU: "Choi" Action Asserts Lack of Employee Benefits

SYNGENTA AG: Wisconsin Court Stays "Hammerstrom" Suit
SYSCO CENTRAL: Plaintiffs May File Redacted Copy of Accord
TAMKO BUILDING Class & Subclass Certification Sought in "Hummel"
TERRI VEGETARIAN: "Gomez" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
TRANSWORLD SYSTEMS: "Loveland" Suit Seeks Certification of Class

TURNER OIL: Landmen Win Conditional Class Certification
UBER TECHNOLOGIES: "Jbara" Suit to Recover Basic Benefits
UNITED STATES: Lawyers to Volunteer Following Trump Ban Order
UNITED STATES: Court Certifies Class Over PACER Fees
US BANCORP: Faces "Pena" Suit in California Superior Court

UTILITY SERVICE: Settlement Reached in "Komoroski" Suit
VERINT SYSTEMS: Israel Court Rejects Class Certification Bid
VERITAS ENTERTAINMENT: Court Certifies Telemarkers' Class
VOLVO CARS: Class Certification Bid in "Neale" Suit Terminated
WARBIRD CONSULTING: "Annable" Labor Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime

WAWONA FROZEN: May 16 Settlement Final Approval Hearing Set
WELLS FARGO: Delco Seeks to Include Weather Wise as Plaintiff
WESTERN UNION: Faces "Herman" Suit Over Settlement with Gov't
YAHOO! INC: Faces "Madrack" Suit Over Stock Price Drop

* Securities Class Action Filings Hit 20 Year High



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A&E REAL ESTATE: "Duran" Suit Seeks Overtime, Spread-of-Hours Pay
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Hipolito Duran, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. A&E Real Estate Holdings LLC, A&E Real
Estate Management LLC, A&E Properties I MGMT LLC, Washington
Heights II MGMT LLC, Douglas Eisenberg and John Arrillaga Jr.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-00237, (S.D.N.Y., January 11, 2017),
seeks unpaid minimum and overtime wages, spread-of-hours premiums,
including applicable liquidated damages, interest, attorneys' fees
and costs pursuant to New York Labor Laws and the federal Fair
Labor Standards Act.

Duran was employed by Defendants as a superintendent handyman,
electrician, repairman, porter and plumber at a residential
building, located at 4848 Broadway New York, NY 10034. Defendants
own, operate and/or control a Property Holdings company located at
1065 Avenue of the Americas, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10018, and a
residential building located at 3434 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
under the name of A&E Properties.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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


ACE AMERICAN: Boise Seeks Approval of $9,760,000 Settlement
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In the lawsuit styled JUSTIN MARK BOISE, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. ACE
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, and ACE USA, INC., the Defendant, Case
No. 1:15-cv-21264-MGC (S.D. Fla.), the Plaintiff asks the Court to
enter an Order:

   1. preliminarily approving the terms of the Parties'
      Settlement Agreement;

   2. conditionally certifying a Settlement Class for limited
      purposes of settlement;

   3. appointing Plaintiff as Settlement Class Representative;

   4. appointing the law firm of Hughes Ellzey, LLP as Class
      Counsel;

   5. approving the form, content and method of delivering notice
      to the Settlement Class; and

   6. scheduling a final approval hearing in accordance with the
      deadlines provided in the Settlement Agreement.

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, each Settlement Class
Member can claim a pro rata share of a $9,760,000 Settlement Fund
(after certain deductions ).  This ratio of the size of the
Settlement Fund to the number of Settlement Class Members is in
line with, and in fact exceeds, what this Court and others have
approved in TCPA settlements.  See, e.g., Chimeno-Buzzi v.
Hollister Co., No. 14-cv-23120 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 11, 2016), Dkt. No.
155 (Cooke, J.) (granting final approval where settlement produced
a fund of $10 million for a class of approximately 3.7 million
persons, which this Court noted "will produce a per person cash
benefit that is well within the range of recoveries established by
other court-approved TCPA class actions"); In re Capital One TCPA
Litigation, 80 F. Supp. 3d 781 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 12, 2015) (same
where settlement established a fund of approximately $75 million
for a class of over 16 million); Rose v. Bank of Am. Corp., 2014
WL 4273358, at *10 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2014) (same for fund of
over $32 million for class of approximately 7 million
individuals). Assuming a claim rate typical of most TCPA class
settlements, Plaintiff anticipates each claimant in this case will
receive in excess of $100. Moreover, the Settlement Fund is non-
reversionary, ensuring that all or nearly all monetary benefits
will go to Rule 23(b)(3) Class members, with no portion of the
Settlement Fund returning to ACE. The proposed settlement here is
more than reasonable in light of what courts have deemed fair,
reasonable, and adequate in the TCPA context.

The Plaintiff alleges that ACE violated the TCPA by placing
unsolicited telemarketing calls to the Plaintiff and members of
the putative class on (a) telephone numbers assigned to wireless
and residential subscribers without instituting procedures that
comply with the regulatory minimum standards for maintaining a
list of persons who request not to receive telemarketing calls,
and/or (b) telephone numbers on the National Do-Not-Call Registry.
The Plaintiff claims that those calls violated the TCPA, and that
the recipients of such calls are therefore entitled to statutory
damages.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Benjamin H. Crumley, Esq.
          CRUMLEY &WOLFE, PA
          2254 Riverside Avenue
          Jacksonville, FL 32204
          Telephone (904) 374 0111
          Facsimile (904) 374 0113

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          W. Craft Hughes, Esq.
          Jarrett L. Ellzey, Esq.
          HUGHES ELLZEY, LLP
          2700 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1120
          Houston, TX 77056
          Telephone (888) 350 3931
          Facsimile (888) 335 9995
          E-mail: craft@hughesellzey.com
                  jarrett@hughesellzey.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Marlin K. Green, Esq.
          Daniel Cruz, Esq.
          BROWN SIMS
          9130 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1600
          Miami, FL 33156
          Telephone: (305) 274 5507
          Facsimile: (305) 274 5517

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          Matthew D. Ingber, Esq.
          Archis A. Parasharami, Esq.
          MAYER BROWN LLP
          1221 Avenue of the Americas
          New York, NY 10020
          Telephone: (212) 506 2500
          Facsimile: (212) 262 1910


ADVANCED BUREAU: Judge Treadwell Certifies Class in "Jones" Suit
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The Hon. Marc T. Treadwell entered an order in the lawsuit styled
RANDOLPH JONES, JR, the Plaintiff, v. ADVANCED BUREAU OF
COLLECTIONS LLP, et al., the Defendants, Case No. 5:15-cv-00016-
MTT (M.D. Ga.), certifying a class of:

   "all persons, within twelve months prior to the date of the
   filing of this action until the date of this Court's Order
   certifying this class, resided in Georgia and received (1) a
   form collection letter similar to Plaintiff's collection
   letter dated February 11, 2014; and (2) those person whose
   collection letters were sent but were not returned by the
   postal service as undelivered or undeliverable".

Plaintiff Randolph Jones, Jr. is appointed Class Representative
and James W. Hurt, Jr., of Hurt Stolz, P.C., Steven H. Koval of
The Koval Firm, LLC, and David F. Addleton of Addleton Ltd. Co.
are appointed as Class Counsel.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=8NHfUo3Y


ALEXANDER, AL: Foster Asks Court to Certify Settlement Class
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In the lawsuit styled D'ANGELO FOSTER and AMANDA UNDERWOOD, on
behalf of themselves and those similarly situated, the Plaintiffs,
v. CITY OF ALEXANDER CITY and WILLIE ROBINSON, in his official and
individual capacities, the Defendants, Case No. 3:15-cv-00647-RCL-
WC (Ala.), the Plaintiffs ask the Court to grant Plaintiffs'
unopposed motion for conditional certification of a settlement
class of:

   "all individuals who, on or between September 8, 2013, and
   September 8, 2015, were arrested and jailed for their failure
   to pay fines and court costs by the Alexander City Police
   Department".

The Plaintiffs also ask the Court to appoint Susan Millenky of
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (Patterson Belknap) as class
counsel.

Plaintiffs Amanda Underwood and D'Angelo Foster and members of the
proposed class were arrested and imprisoned pursuant to a policy,
practice, or custom of the City of Alexander of incarcerating
persons for nonpayment of traffic tickets and other municipal
violations when the person did not pay in full on the date of
adjudication. The Plaintiffs filed the lawsuit on September 8,
2015, seeking monetary damages arising from their arrest and
imprisonment, as well as declaratory and injunctive relief
subjected to similar alleged unlawful practices in the future.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=SAUsB6Vt

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Sara Zampierin, Esq.
          Samuel Brooke, Esq.
          Sara Zampierin, Esq.
          SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
          400 Washington Avenue
          Montgomery, AL 36104
          Telephone: (334) 956 8200
          Facsimile: (334) 956 8481
          E-mail: samuel.brooke@splcenter.org
                  sara.zampierin@splcenter.org

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          Ivy Wang, Esq.
          SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
          1055 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 505
          New Orleans, LA 70130
          Telephone: (504) 486 8982
          Facsimile: (504) 486 8947
          E-mail: ivy.wang@splcenter.org

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          William F. Cavanaugh, Jr., Esq.
          Susan Millenky, Esq.
          PATTERSON BELKNAP WEBB & TYLER LLP
          1133 Avenue of the Americas
          New York, NY 10024
          E-mail: wfcavanaugh@pbwt.com
                  smillenky@pbwt.com


ALLERGAN PLC: Bloated Stock Price Hit in "Rosenberg" Sec. Suit
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David Rosenberg, Individually and on Behalf of All Others
Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. Allergan PLC (f/k/a Actavis
PLC), Brenton L. Saunders, Paul M. Bisaro, Maria Teresa Hilado and
Robert Todd Joyce, Defendants, Case No. 2:17-cv-00189, (D.N.J.,
January 11, 2016), seeks to recover damages, costs of suit and
reasonable attorneys' fees under the Securities and Exchange Act
of 1934.

Formerly known as Actavis PLC, it changed its name to Allergan PLC
when it acquired California-based Allergan Inc. Allergan common
stock was allegedly traded at fraud-inflated levels, reaching more
than $340 per share in intraday trading on July 29, 2015. With the
price of Allergan common stock artificially inflated, the Company
completed the acquisition of Allergan Inc. in a cash and equity
transaction valued at approximately $70.5 billion.

Allergan was also involved in an Anti-trust suit regarding generic
drugs. Allergan common stock declined $17.17 per share on August
6, 2015, down approximately 5% from its prior close, on unusually
high trading volume of nearly four million shares. Rosenberg
purchased Allergan common stock and has lost substantially.

Allergan is a Dublin, Ireland-based specialty pharmaceutical
company that develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes
medical aesthetics, biosimilar, and over-the-counter
pharmaceutical products worldwide.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Gary S. Graifman
      KANTROWITZ, GOLDHAMER AND GRAIFMAN P.C.
      747 Chestnut Ridge Road
      Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
      Phone: (845) 356-2570
      Fax: (845) 356-4335

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       Jack G. Fruchter, Esq.
       ABRAHAM, FRUCHTER & TWERSKY, LLP
       One Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2805
       New York, NY 10119
       Telephone: (212) 279-5050
       Fax: (212) 279-3655
       Email: jfruchter@aftlaw.com


ALLY FINANCIAL: National Shopmen Sues Over Drop in Share Value
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Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that a class blames misrepresentations by Ally Financial, formerly
known as GMAC, in Pontiac, Mich., and its underwriters for the
more than 32% drop in share value two years after the subprime
car-loan business earned $2.4 billion going public.

The complaint comes two months after Ally reached a $52 million
settlement with the United States. In addition to 13 current and
former Ally officers, the complaint takes aim at seven
underwriters: Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs and Co.,
Morgan Stanley and Co., Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch Pierce
Fenner and Smith, Deutsche Bank Securities and JPMorgan
Securities.

The case is captioned, NATIONAL SHOPMEN PENSION FUND, Individually
and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff v. ALLY
FINANCIAL INC., MICHAEL A. CARPENTER, CHRISTOPHER A. HALMY, DAVID
J. DeBRUNNER, FRANKLIN W. HOBBS, ROBERT T. BLAKELY, MAYREE C.
CLARK, STEPHEN A. FEINBERG, KIM S. FENNEBRESQUE, GERALD GREENWALD,
MARJORIE MAGNER, MATTHEW PENDO, BRIAN P. MacDONALD, HENRY S.
MILLER, CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC, GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO., MORGAN
STANLEY & CO. LLC, BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC., MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE,
FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED, DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC. and JP.
MORGAN SECURITIES LLC, Defendants, Case No. 2017-156719-CB, State
Of Michigan Oakland County Circuit Court.

Counsel to Plaintiff:

     E. POWELL MILLER, Esq.
     SHARON S. ALMONRODE, Esq.
     THE MILLER LAW FIRM, P.C.
     950 West University Drive, Suite 300
     Rochester, MI 48307
     Telephone: 248/841-2200
     Facsimile: 248/652-2852

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     SAMUEL H. RUDMAN, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     58 South SerVICe Road, Suite 200
     Melville, NY 11747
     Telephone: 631/367-7100
     Facsimile: 631/367-1173


APPLE INC: Class Suit Seeks to Prevent Texting While Driving
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Don Debenedictis, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that accusing Apple of putting profits before safety, a Los
Angeles, California class action demands that the company put
lock-out technology on its iPhones to prevent customers from
texting while driving.

Lead plaintiff Julio Ceja says he was injured when a driver
distracted by her iPhone rear-ended him at a stoplight. And he is
far from alone, Ceja says in the January 17, lawsuit in Superior
Court.

Citing statistics from the National Safety Council and the
California Highway Patrol, he estimates that iPhones cause 52,000
automobile accidents -- including 312 fatalities -- every year in
California.

Ceja says Apple could trim those numbers significantly, because it
developed lock-out technology in 2008, and patented it in 2014.

"Yet, fearful that such a device would cause it to lose valuable
market share, Apple refuses to employ the technology, choosing
instead to allow the massive carnage to occur," Ceja says.  He
seeks class certification on behalf of all Californians "whose
safety has been put at risk" by Apple's failure to deploy the
technology since 2007, when it launched its market-leading
cellphone.

Apple did not respond to an email request for comment on January
18.

Ceja's attorney Jonathan Michaels, with MLG Automotive Law in
Newport Beach, said in a statement that laws against distracted
driving are insufficient.

"The relationship consumers have with their phones is just too
great, and the ability to slide under the eye of the law is just
too easy," Michaels said. "Embedding lock-out devices is the only
solution."

This is at least the third lawsuit seeking to hold Apple
responsible for traffic injuries or deaths. In December last year
a Silicon Valley blamed Apple's FaceTime app for the death of a 5-
year-old girl on Christmas Eve 2014. A 2105 lawsuit in Texas in
2015 claims a texting driver using an iPhone killed two women and
paralyzed a young boy.

Ceja, who says only that he injured his back in the accident, says
that when the texting driver emerged from her car, "she still had
her iPhone in her hand, startled that she had just caused an
accident."

Ceja's attorney filed the complaint with dramatic data detailing
the growth, prevalence and danger of using cellphones while
driving.

"Texting and driving is the single most deadly thing one can do
behind the wheel of an automobile," he wrote.

Cellphone use causes 26 percent of all U.S. traffic accidents,
according to the National Safety Council, the lawsuit states.

Magnifying the problem, people "are increasingly developing a
genuine compulsion for their smartphones, texting, Facebooking and
gaming at every idle opportunity," Cejas adds, citing studies by
an addiction expert.

Responding to the pings and chirps of tweets and texts releases
dopamine in drivers' brains -- which is especially hard for them
to resist because driving fully engages the decision-making part
of their brains, the prefrontal cortex.

Cejas estimates that 1.5 million U.S. drivers are texting at any
given time and claims that driving while texting is six times more
deadly than driving while intoxicated.

Every day "sixteen Americans die at the hands of texting drivers,"
the lawsuit states. "By the time the responsive pleading to this
complaint is due, another 480 Americans will have died from the
practice."

Legislation targeting distracted drivers won't work, the lawsuit
declares, citing Apple's patent application as support. "Texting
while driving has become so widespread it is doubtful that law
enforcement will have any significant effect on stopping the
practice," the company told the Patent Office, according to the
complaint.

Apple obtained Patent No. 8706143 in 2014 for a "Driver Handheld
Computer Lockout Device" that can disable handheld computing
devices using a "motion analyzer" and "scenery analyzer,"
according to news reports.

Apple has not responded to media inquiries about the iPhone
litigation, but it provided a statement for a New York Times story
in September 2016.

"We discourage anyone from allowing their iPhone to distract them
by typing, reading or interacting with the display while driving,"
Apple said. "For those customers who do not wish to turn off their
iPhones or switch into Airplane Mode while driving to avoid
distractions, we recommend the easy-to-use Do Not Disturb and
Silent Mode features."

It took a similar tack in the Texas lawsuit last year, telling a
federal magistrate judge that litigation seeking to hold cellphone
companies liable for users' traffic accidents are attempts to
limit "personal responsibility," according to Texas news reports.

Allowing such claims could lead to lawsuits against sellers of
fast food, hot coffee and makeup -- "virtually any object in a car
that is capable of causing distraction," Apple said in a motion to
dismiss.

The magistrate agreed the lawsuit should be dismissed. A U.S.
district judge is weighing the magistrate's recommendation.

Ceja seeks class certification, an injunction, and damages for
unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business acts and practices.

"The public is a risk -- and will remain at risk -- until Apple is
forced to employ the very technology it possesses to prevent
drivers from using its iPhones while driving," the complaint
states.


AUDI OF AMERICA: "Barbata" Suit Consolidated in MDL 2672
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The class action lawsuit titled Carl Barbata, Jr., individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Audi of America LLC and Audi AG, the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-
02875, was transferred from the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of California, to the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of California. The District Court Clerk
assigned Case No. 3:17-cv-00324-CRB to the proceeding. The case is
assigned to Hon. Charles R. Breyer.

The Barbata case is being consolidated with MDL 2672 in re:
Volkswagen Clean Diesel Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products
Liability Litigation. The MDL was created by order of the United
States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation On December 8,
2015. These cases primarily concern certain 2.0 and 2 3.0 Liter
diesel engines sold By Defendants Volkswagen Group Of America,
Volkswagen AG And affiliated companies, which allegedly contain
software that enables the vehicles to evade emissions requirements
by engaging full emissions controls only when Official Emissions
Testing Occurs. In its December 8, 2015 order, the MDL panel found
that the actions in this litigation involve common questions of
fact, and that centralization in the northern District of
California will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses
and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.
Presiding Judge in the MDL is Hon. Charles R. Breyer, United
States District Judge. The lead case is 3:15-md-02672-CRB.

Audi of America and its network of U.S dealers offer a full line
of highly engineered vehicles, including the newest premium-
engineered compact sedans.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Natasha N. Serino, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF ALEXANDER M. SCHACK
          16870 W. Bernardo Drive, Suite 400
          San Diego, CA 92127
          Telephone: (858) 485 6535
          Facsimile: (858) 485 0608
          E-mail: natashaserino@amslawoffice.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Laura Kabler Oswell, Esq.
          SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP
          1870 Embarcadero Road
          Palo Alto, CA 94303
          Telephone: (650) 461 5600
          Facsimile: (650) 461 5700
          E-mail: oswelll@sullcrom.com


BANC OF CALIFORNIA: Faces "Garcia" Suit Over SEC Probe, CEO Exit
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Barbara Leonard, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that citing the resignation of Banc of California CEO Steven
Sugarman, in the face of a Securities and Exchange Commission
investigation, shareholder Fernando Garcia slapped the bank and
three officers with a federal class action in Santa Ana, Calif.

Sugarman's exit and the SEC investigation are allegedly tied to a
report by the investment blog SeekingAlpha.com that senior
officers and board members at the bank had ties to convicted
fraudster Jason Galanis.

The case is captioned, FERNANDO X. GARCIA, Individually and on
Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. BANC OF
CALIFORNIA, INC., STEVEN A. SUGARMAN, RONALD J. NICOLAS, JR., and
JAMES J. MCKINNEY, Defendants. Case 2:17-cv-00540 (CENTRAL
DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, January 23, 2017).

Attorneys for Plaintiff:

     Lionel Z. Glancy Esq.
     Robert V. Prongay Esq.
     Lesley F. Portnoy Esq.
     Charles H. Linehan Esq.
     GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
     1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100
     Los Angeles, CA 90067
     Telephone: (310) 201-9150
     Facsimile: (310) 201-9160
     Email: rprongay@glancylaw.com
            info@glancylaw.com


BANK OF AMERICA: Court to Continue Stay on Ruling in "Childress"
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The Hon. Terrence W. Boyle entered an order in the lawsuit styled
GARY and ANNE CHILDRESS, et al., the Plaintiffs, v. BANK OF
AMERICA CORPORATION, the Defendants, Case No. 5:15-CV-231-BO
(E.D.N.C.), granting a joint motion by the parties to continue the
Court's stay on ruling on plaintiffs' motion for class
certification and appointment of class counsel.

The Plaintiffs may refile their motion, incorporating by reference
the previously filed documents, not later than April 10, 2017,
subject to further extension of the stay on motion by the parties.
The parties shall further notify the Court not later than April
10, 2017, of the status of mediation.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=ac77mPb8


BAYER AG: Gallagher Seeks to Certify Buyers Class & Subclasses
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In the lawsuit styled COLLEEN GALLAGHER, ILANA FARAR, ANDREA
LOPEZ, JOANN CORDARO, and ROSANNE COSGROVE, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v.
BAYER AG, BAYER CORPORATION, and BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC, the
Defendants, Case No. 3:14-cv-04601-WHO (N.D. Cal.), the Plaintiffs
will move the Court for an order:

   1. certifying the case to proceed on behalf of a nationwide
      class and California, Florida, and New York subclasses;

      "National: All persons in the United States who purchased
      Bayer One A Day Supplements in the United States that
      contained one or more Claims from October 15, 2010 until
      the date of certification (Class Period)";

      "California: All persons in California who purchased Bayer
      One A Day Supplements in California that contained one or
      more Claims during the Class Period";

      "Florida: All persons in Florida who purchased Bayer One A
      Day Supplements in Florida that contained one or more
      Claims during the Class Period"' and

      "New York: All persons in New York who purchased Bayer One
      A Day Supplements in New York that contained one or more
      Claims during the Class Period".

   2. appointing Plaintiffs as the Class Representatives; and

   3. appointing Plaintiffs' counsel as Class Counsel.

According to the complaint, Bayer deceptively promotes its
Products as possessing certain characteristics, uses, or benefits
that they do not have. Bayer represents that each One A Day
Product is specially formulated1 for certain populations based on
gender, age, and health areas (e.g., menopausal women or pregnant
women, or health concerns consumers are seeking support for-like
heart health, immune health, physical energy). Regardless of which
group consumers may fall into, Bayer misleads them all about the
health benefits and necessity of taking its One A Day Products.
All consumers in the United States are led to believe that One A
Day Products provide some heart health, energy, and immunity
benefits, and are necessary to maintain healthy dietary practices.

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

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Laurence D. King, Esq.
          Linda M. Fong, Esq.
          Robert N. Kaplan, Esq.
          KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
          350 Sansome Street, Suite 400
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 772-4700
          Facsimile: (415) 772-4707
          E-mail: lking@kaplanfox.com
                  lfong@kaplanfox.com
                  rkaplan@kaplanfox.com

               - and -

          Stephen Gardner, Esq.
          Amanda Howell, Esq.
          STANLEY LAW GROUP
          6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1500
          Dallas, TX 75206
          Telephone: (214) 443 4300
          Facsimile: (214) 443 0358
          E-mail: steve@consumerhelper.com
                  ahowell@stanleylawgroup.com


BENCHMASTER FURNITURE: Class Certification Bid Denied in "Payne"
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In the lawsuit captioned JAMIE & LEE PAYNE, the Plaintiff, v.
BENCHMASTER FURNITURE, LLC, the Defendant, Case No. 2:15-cv-00176-
EEF-DEK (E.D. La.), the Court entered an order denying Plaintiff's
motion to certify class.

The Court said, "The proposed class is a class of two. Moreover,
Mrs. Payne is the only purported victim of the allegedly-
malfunctioning "Nicholas" chair. Therefore, Plaintiffs are
entitled to a presumption in their favor regarding the numerosity
issue. Defendants have not offered any evidence to defeat this
presumption. The Plaintiffs have failed to establish any
additional victims or plaintiffs, there can be no commonality.
Because the Plaintiffs failed to allege or put forth any
additional plaintiffs, therefore failing the predominance prong.
Again, because there are only two class members and only one
purported victim of the "Nicholas" chair, Plaintiffs fail the
typicality test.

Plaintiffs, who are Louisiana Residents, brought suit against
BenchMaster for an alleged defect in a "Nicholas" leather recliner
manufactured by the Defendant.  Plaintiffs allege that when the
recliner is engaged, the backrest and the seat create a "pinch
point hazard." Plaintiffs allege that on February 8, 2014, Mrs.
Payne attempted to place the chair in the reclined position, at
which point her right hand became entrapped in the "pinch point."
This allegedly caused an amputation of a segment of her right
middle finger.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=BMBcDKk6


BOGALUSA CITY, LA: Cook Seeks Certification of Class & Subclass
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In the lawsuit captioned LATASHA COOK, ROBERT LEVI, EBONY ROBERTS,
ROZZIE SCOTT, RICHARD BOLGIANO, BENNY GRAHAM, JAMES LORIO, BRADLEY
MOSES, and MARISA PAM, on behalf of themselves and those similarly
situated, the Plaintiffs, v. ROBERT J. BLACK, in his individual
and official capacities, and BOGALUSA CITY COURT, the Defendants,
Case No. 2:16-cv-11024-ILRL-MBN (E.D. La.), the
Plaintiffs ask the Court to grant their renewed motion for class
certification of:

Structural Bias Equitable Class:

   "all individuals who will appear in the Bogalusa City Court
   for criminal cases or who have unpaid fines and costs assessed
   by and owed to the City Court"; and

Pay Date Equitable Subclass:

   "all individuals who were or will be adjudicated guilty in the
   Bogalusa City Court, who have been or will be given a future
   date by which to return to City Court, and who have not paid
   the assessed fines and costs in full or have not completed the
   assessed community service prior to returning to City Court".

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=6ojIcbKX

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Sara Zampierin, Esq.
          Samuel Brooke, Esq.
          Micah West, Esq.
          Emily Early, Esq.
          SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
          400 Washington Avenue
          Montgomery, Alabama 36104
          Telephone: (334) 956 8200
          Facsimile: (334) 956 8481
          E-mail: samuel.brooke@splcenter.org
                  sara.zampierin@splcenter.org
                  micah.west@splcenter.org
                  emily.early@splcenter.org

               - and -

          Ivy Wang, Esq.
          SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
          1055 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 505
          New Orleans, LA 70130
          Telephone: (504) 486 8982
          Facsimile: (504) 486 8947
          E-mail: ivy.wang@splcenter.org


BRANCH BANKING: "Karali" Suit Seeks Certification of FLSA Class
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In the lawsuit captioned PHILLIP KARALI and GREGORY SHELLEY, on
behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. Branch Banking and Trust Company; DOES 1-10,
INCLUSIVE, the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-02093-BRM-TJB
(D.N.J.), the Plaintiffs will move the Court on February 21, 2017,
in the Courtroom of the Hon. Brian R. Martinotti for conditional
certification and notice to the class under the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA).

The FLSA Class is defined as:

   "all persons who are or were employed by Defendants as
   Appraisers (including related position titles) at any time
   from April 15, 2013 (i.e., three years prior to the filing of
   the Complaint in this matter) through the final disposition of
   this action.

According to the notice, the Court should permit Plaintiffs to
send notice to all persons in the class, who are and / or were
uniformly classified as exempt from the overtime requirements of
the FLSA, though they are/were non-exempt.

A copy of the Notice of Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=nKU4VPwP

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Patricia Barasch, Esq.
          SCHALL & BARASCH, LLC
          BRYAN SCHWARTZ LAW
          Moorestown Office Center
          110 Marter Ave., Suite 302
          Moorestown, NJ 08057
          Telephone: (856) 914 9200
          Facsimile: (856) 914 9420
          E-mail: psb@psblawfirm.com


BRAUFMANN LEIGHMANN: "Kopen" Case Proceeds with Discovery
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In the case, NANCY KOPEN, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. BRAUFMANN, LEIGHMANN &
ASSOCIATES, LLC and BRIAN ALONZO BROWN, Defendants, Case No. 16-
CV-6792-FPG (W.D. N.Y.), Chief District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
granted the Plaintiff's motion to proceed with discovery in an
effort to certify the class, as if the Defendants were non-
defaulting parties.

The Plaintiff seeks relief under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act. The Defendants failed to answer or otherwise move
against the complaint and the Plaintiff has not yet moved for a
default judgment. Thus, the Plaintiff seeks to proceed with
discovery in an effort to certify the class.  According to the
Court, the Plaintiff needs to conduct discovery to identify the
number of customers who received the offending voice mails from
the Defendants and its financial net worth.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 23, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/mu9LaQ from Leagle.com.

Nancy Kopen, Plaintiff, represented by Alexander Jerome Douglas
-- alex@gp-nola.com -- Gesund and Pailet.


BRIDGE POINT: Faces LC Technology Suit in Middle Dist. of Florida
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Bridge Point
Capital, LLC. The case is styled as LC Technology International,
Inc., a Florida Corporation, and Lackawanna Chiropractic P.C., a
New York Professional Corporation, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. Bridge Point
Capital, LLC, a Wyoming Limited Liability Company, and John Does
1-100, the Defendants, Case No. 8:17-cv-00170-CEH-JSS (M.D. Fla.,
Jan. 23, 2017). The case is assigned to Hon. Judge Charlene
Edwards Honeywell.

Bridgepoint is a pan-European private equity investor focused on
acquiring leading middle market businesses.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Adam T. Savett, Esq.
          FINKELSTEIN, THOMPSON & LOUGHRAN
          1050 30th St. N.W.
          Washington, DC 20007
          Telephone: (202) 337 8000

               - and -

          Stefan Coleman, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF STEFAN COLEMAN, PLLC
          201 S Biscayne Blvd., 28th Floor
          Miami, FL 33131
          Telephone: (877) 333 9427
          Facsimile: (888) 498 9827
          E-mail: law@stefancoleman.com


BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS: Faces "Mathew" Suit Over Sale to Broadcom
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BOBBY M. MATHEW, Individually and on Behalf of All Others
Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS
SYSTEMS, INC., BROADCOM LIMITED, BROADCOM CORPORATION, DAVID L.
HOUSE, LLOYD A. CARNEY, 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. 3:17-
cv-00237 (N.D. Cal., January 18, 2017), is a securities suit over
the proposed sale of the Company to Broadcom Limited and its
affiliates.

The case alleges that Defendants did not disclose all material
information to Brocade shareholders concerning the Proposed
Acquisition, specifically the Company's inherent value and the
fairness analyses performed by the Company's financial advisor,
Evercore Group LLC that will allow shareholders to make an
informed decision.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     David T. Wissbroecker, Esq.
     Edward M. Gergosian, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Phone: 619/231-1058
     Fax: 619/231-7423
     E-mail: dwissbroecker@rgrdlaw.com
             egergosian@rgrdlaw.com

        - and -

     JOHNSON & WEAVER, LLP W. SCOTT HOLLEMAN
     99 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
     New York, NY 10016
     Phone: 212/802-1486
     Fax: 212/602-1592
     E-mail: scotth@johnsonandweaver.com


CALAMOS PARTNERS: "Lerman" Suit Challenges Merger Deal
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Courthouse News service reported that a class action in
Wilmington, Del., Chancery Court seeks to stop Calamos Partners
from acquiring Calamos Asset Management through an unfair process
and with inadequate consideration.

The case is captioned, BRIAN LERMAN, Individually and On Behalf of
All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. JOHN P. CALAMOS, SR.,
JOHN S. KOUDOUNIS, THOMAS F. EGGERS, KEITH M. SCHAPPERT, WILLIAM
N. SHIEBLER, CALAMOS PARTNERS LLC, and CPCM ACQUISITION, INC.,
Defendants, Case No. 2017-0058- (January 25, 2017).


CALIFORNIA: Court Denies Class Certification in "Schwarz"
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In the lawsuit titled BENJAMIN SCHWARZ ET AL. V. ERWIN MEINBERG ET
AL., Case No. 2:13-cv-00356-BRO-PLA (C.D. Cal.), the Hon. Beverly
Reid O' Connell entered an order:

   1. granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants as to
      Plaintiff's unsanitary cell conditions and camp facility
      transfer claims; and

   2. denying Plaintiff's motion for class certification as moot.

   3. directing Defendants to file a proposed judgment in
      accordance with the Order no later than Friday, January 27,
      2017, at 4:00 p.m.

The Court said, "Because the time has long passed for Plaintiff to
file his administrative grievances and to exhaust his
administrative remedies, the Court GRANTS summary judgment in
favor of Defendants as to Plaintiff's unsanitary cell conditions
and camp facility transfer claims. In addition, Plaintiff's stayed
Motion for Class Certification is currently still pending before
the Court. [T]he district court has no need to entertain
[Plaintiff's] attempt to certify a class without a claim. As
Plaintiff currently has no active claims before this Court, the
Court DENIES as moot Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification".

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=voRsT2cC


CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: on Class Cert. Hearing Continued to Mar. 17
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The Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer entered an order in the lawsuit
styled Agnes Stolinski, the Plaintiff, v. Capital Management
Services, LP, et al., the Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-00189 (N.D.
Ill.), continuing the hearing on Plaintiff's motion to certify
class to March 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., according to the docket
entry made by the Clerk on January 23, 2017.

A copy of the Docket Entry is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=yR7PVSL2


CAREPLUS STAFFING: Overtime Pay Claimed in "Bethany" Labor Suit
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Tina Bethany, Individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated v. Careplus Staffing Services, LLC, Diversicare Leasing
Corp., Arbor Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Ash Flat
Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Ash Flat Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Conway Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Center, Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Eureka Springs
Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Eureka Springs Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Garland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
Newport Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Ouachita Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Pinedale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Pocahontas
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rich Mountain Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Sheridan Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Center, Sheridan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The Pines
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Walnut Ridge Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Southern Administrative Services, LLC,
Summit Health and Rehabilitation, LLC, Progressive Eldercare
Services, Inc. D/B/A Southern Trace Rehabilitation and Care
Center, Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center, LLC, SA
Eldercare, LLC, Progressive Eldercare Services-Morrilton, Inc.
D/B/A Brookridge Cove Rehabilitation and Care Center and John
Ponthie, Defendant, Case No. 3:17-cv-00010, (E.D. Ark., January
20, 2017), seeks monetary damages, liquidated damages, prejudgment
interest, civil penalties and costs, including reasonable
attorneys' fees, as a result of Defendants' failure to pay
Plaintiff and all others similarly situated overtime wages as
required by the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum
Wage Act.

Bethany worked as a nurse for each of the Defendants at different
times. These nursing homes are owned by Ponthie individually,
while others are owned through Defendant-controlled domestic
limited liability companies such as JEJ Investments, LLC and RMJ
Interests, LLC.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Dominique King, Esq.
      SANFORD LAW FIRM, PLLC
      One Financial Center
      650 South Shackleford, Suite 411
      Little Rock, AR 72211
      Telephone: (501) 221-0088
      Facsimile: (888) 787-2040
      Email: dominigue@sanfordlawfirm.com


CENTRAL PAYMENT: May 4 Final Settlement Hearing in "Heidarpour"
---------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit titled FRED HEIDARPOUR, the Plaintiff, v. CENTRAL
PAYMENT CO, LLC, Case No. 4:15-cv-00139-CDL (M.D. Ga.), the Court
and counsel agreed to the following dates:

   1. Class Notice to be complete by Feb. 10, 2017;

   2. Objections and Exclusions deadline will be April 14, 2017;

   3. Claim deadline will be April 14, 2017;

   4. Final Submission deadline will be April 20, 2017; and

   5. Final Hearing will be held at 10:00 am, May 4, 2017.

On Jan. 17, 2017, the Court entered an order granting the
Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement.

According to a Minute Order, all other pending motions will be
terminated as moot with the understanding counsel may petition the
Court to reopen the filings should it later be deemed necessary.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Edward Broderick, Esq.
          Steven Koval, Esq.
          BRODERICK NEWMARK & GRATHER
          20 South St 3
          Morristown NJ 07960
          Telephone: (973) 538 0084
          E-mail: bnglawyers.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Alan Snipes, Esq.
          Thomas Gristina, Esq.
          SCRANTOM, SPROUSE,
          TUCKER & FORD, P.C.
          Synovus Center
          1111 Bay Avenue 3rd Floor
          Columbus, GA 31901
          Telephone: 706 324 0251


CHAPARRAL ENERGY: Royalty Owners Class Certified in "Naylor" Suit
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In the lawsuit entitled NAYLOR FARMS, INC., ET AL., the
Plaintiffs, v. CHAPARRAL ENERGY, LLC, the Defendant, Case No.
5:11-cv-00634-HE (W.D. Okla.), the Hon. Joe Heaton entered an
order granting Plaintiffs' motion for class certification of:

   "all non-governmental royalty owners who own or owned mineral
   interests covering wells operated by Chaparral Energy, LLC
   ("Chaparral") in the State of Oklahoma, or in which Chaparral
   markets production, that produced natural gas and/or natural
   gas constituents or components, such as residue gas, natural
   gas liquids (or heavier liquefiable hydrocarbons), gas
   condensate or distillate, or casing head gas and which is or
   was subject to a marketing arrangement identified as a
   percentage of proceeds, percentage of index and/or percentage
   of liquids arrangement who are further divided into the
   following subclasses:

     Subclass 1: all class members who have or had a direct
     lessor-lessee relationship with Chaparral;

     Subclass 1(a): where Chaparral is or was the Operator of the
     wells;

     Subclass 1(b): where Chaparral, as non-operator of wells,
     separately marketed gas;

     Subclass 2: all class members who do not or did not have a
     direct lessor-lessee relationship with Chaparral;

     Subclass 2(a): where Chaparral is or was the Operator of the
     wells; and

     Subclass 2(b): where Chaparral, as non-operator of wells,
     separately marketed gas."

The Court said, "Plaintiffs Naylor Farms, Inc. and Harrell's
L.L.C. (collectively "Naylor Farms") filed this putative class
action on behalf of themselves and other Oklahoma royalty owners,
seeking to recover for the alleged underpayment of royalties by
defendant Chaparral Energy, LLC ("Chaparral"). The action is
similar to several other lawsuits filed by royalty owners claiming
that well operators (or non-operators which marketed the gas) have
underpaid royalties in violation of Oklahoma law by improperly
deducting certain costs incurred in making the gas marketable.
After plaintiffs filed a motion seeking to have the class
certified and a motion for partial summary judgment, Chaparral
sought relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy
Code. The case was stayed, but the bankruptcy court has lifted the
automatic stay with respect to plaintiffs' class certification
motion. Having considered the parties' submissions, the court
concludes that, with a modification to the class definition and
the exclusion of plaintiffs' fraud claims, the motion for class
certification should be granted".

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=5g5KtIK9


CHW GROUP: Reynolds' Placeholder Class Certification Bid Denied
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. John J. Tharp Jr. entered an order in the lawsuit titled
Diana Reynolds, et al., the Plaintiff, v. CHW Group, Inc., Case
No. 1:17-cv-00170 (N.D. Ill.), denying Plaintiffs' motion for
class certification without prejudice.

According to the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 11,
2017, the motion is premised on Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662
F.3d 891, 896 (7th Cir. 2011). The Supreme Court's decision in
Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 136 S. Ct. 663 (2016), obviates the
need for such prophylactic motions. See also Chapman v. First
Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 786-87 (7th Cir. 2015). The motion for
class certification may be re-filed when the plaintiff is prepared
to substantively brief the motion or in accordance with a future
scheduling order entered by the Court.

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


CLIENT SERVICES: "Duch" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
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In the lawsuit styled ADAM W. DUCH, on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. CLIENT SERVICES,
INC.; a Missouri Corporation; and, JOHN AND JANE DOES NUMBERS 1
THROUGH 25, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-00056-WCG (E.D.
Wisc.), the Plaintiff asks the Court to certify a class of:

   "all persons with addresses in the State of Wisconsin, to whom
   Client Services mailed a written collection communication,
   which failed to explicitly identify the creditor, on or after
   January 16, 2016 and February 6, 2017".

Excluded from the Class are Client Services and all officers,
members, partners, managers, directors, and employees of Client
Services and their respective immediate families, and legal
counsel for all parties to this action and all members of their
immediate families.

The Plaintiff further asks the Court that Stern Thomasson LLP and
the Law Office of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC be
appointed counsel for the class.

On July 1, 2016, Client Services mailed an initial collection
letter to Plaintiff, which is dated July 1, 2016. The Letter is a
mass-produced, computer-generated, form letter that is printed and
mailed by Client Services to consumers from whom it is attempting
to collect a debt. The 07/01/2016 Letter fails to explicitly
identify the creditor anywhere in the Letter. The 07/01/2016
Letter also confuses the unsophisticated consumer by not clearly
showing the relationship between Department Store National Bank,
Macy's and the alleged debt. By failing to explicitly identify the
creditor the Client Services leaves the unsophisticated consumer
in doubt about to who the alleged debt is owed and if it is
legitimate. Client Services's failure to identify the creditor is
false, deceptive and misleading.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=r43DBEHP

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel A. Edelman, Esq.
          Francis R. Greene, Esq.
          EDELMAN, COMBS, LATTURNER & GOODWIN, LLC
          20 South Clark Street, Suite 1500
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 917 4500
          Facsimile: (312) 419 0379
          E-mail: dedelman@edcombs.com
                  fgreene@edcombs.com

               - and -

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


COLUMBUS SLEEP: Placeholder Motion for Class Certification Filed
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In the lawsuit entitled PROGRESSIVE HEALTH AND REHAB CORP., an
Ohio corporation, individually and as the representative of a
class of similarly-situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. COLUMBUS
SLEEP CONSULTANTS D.M.E., LLC and JOHN DOES 1-10, the Defendants,
Case No. 2:16-cv-01153-MHW-EPD (S.D. Ohio), the Plaintiff filed a
first amended "placeholder" motion for class certification and
brief in support.

The Plaintiff proposes the following class definition:

   "all persons who (1) on or after four years prior to the
   filing of this action, (2) were sent telephone facsimile
   messages of material advertising the commercial availability
   or quality of any property, goods, or services by or on behalf
   of Defendants, (3) from whom Defendants did not obtain "prior
   express invitation or permission" to send fax advertisements,
   and (4) with whom Defendants did not have an established
   business relationship, and/or (5) which did not display a
   proper opt-out notice".

The Plaintiff files the "placeholder" motion for class
certification in order to prevent against a "buy-off" attempt, a
tactic class-action defendants sometimes use to attempt to prevent
a case from proceeding to a decision on class certification by
attempting to "moot" the named plaintiff's claims by tendering the
plaintiff individual (but not classwide) relief.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=tQ8YJ4EO

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert E. DeRose, Esq.
          BARKAN MEIZLISH HANDELMAN GOODIN DEROSE WENTZ, LLP
          250 E. Broad St., 10th Floor
          Columbus, OH 43215
          Telephone: (614) 221 4221
          Facsimile: (614) 744 2300
          E-mail: bderose@barkanmeizlish.com

               - and -

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


CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE: "West" Suit Seeks Class Certification
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In the lawsuit captioned MARK WEST, RICKIE DON BASH, RAYNARD
STEWART MOORE, SHARLENE KNIGHT, ANNA MARIE ROSS, BRUCE ADAMS,
BRIAN THOMPSON, MICHAEL MCMANUS, STEVEN PRICE, CARL HARVELL,
STACIA ANDREA WILKES, and all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE, INC., and PENSION PLAN FOR
HOURLY-PAID EMPLOYEES OF CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND CERTAIN
AFFILIATE COMPANIES, the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-00502-FDW-
DSC (W.D.N.C.), the Plaintiffs move the Court to enter an order:

   1. certifying the case as a class action;

   2. certifying two classes;

   3. appointing plaintiffs as class representatives; and

   4. appointing plaintiffs' counsel as class counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=wzIj2Q1d

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Norris A. Adams, II, Esq.
          Edward G. Connette, Esq.
          Caitlin H. Walton, Esq.
          ESSEX RICHARDS, P.A.
          1701 South Boulevard
          Charlotte, NC 28203
          Telephone: (704) 377 4300
          Facsimile: (704) 372 1357
          E-mail: nadams@essexrichards.com
                  woody@essexrichards.com
                  cwalton@essexrichards.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Susan P. Dion, Esq.
          Meredith A. Pinson, Esq.
          MCGUIREWOODS LLP
          201 North Tryon Street, Suite 3000
          Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
          Telephone: (704) 343 2000
          Facsimile: (704) 343 2300
          E-mail: sdion@mcguirewoods.com
                  mpinson@mcguirewoods.com


COOK COUNTY, IL: Asta Sues Over Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act
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Lorraine Bailey, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that a soldier filed a class action in Chicago, challenging a
judge's order holding him in contempt of court for not paying his
ex-wife $10,000, claiming he was unable to get military leave to
attend the hearing.

Joseph Asta was ordered to report to full-time, active duty
military service with the National Guard on Sept. 6, 2016. Two
weeks later, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Colleen Roberts
ordered him to pay his former wife $10,000 within 14 days to cover
her mortgage deficiency and attorney's fees.

But Asta says he cannot afford to pay that amount in such a short
time period, as he earns only $300 per month over his living
expenses and has no savings. He supports two children, and
recently paid moving expenses due to his posting to Indiana.

In December, Judge Roberts ordered Asta to appear in court in
person on a motion to show cause, but he claims he is not
authorized to take leave as his company is preparing for
mobilization to the Middle East.  The judge then found Asta in
civil contempt for his failure to appear.

Asta says Roberts' ruling is based on a misinterpretation of the
Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, also called SCRA, and filed a
class action on January 10, in Chicago federal court on behalf of
all similarly situated members of the military.  He cites U.S.
Supreme Court precedent stating that the law should be read "with
an eye friendly to those who dropped their affairs to answer their
county's call."

The SCRA provides that any servicemember may request a stay of a
civil action against them for at least 90 days if they present a
letter from their commanding officer stating that their military
duty prevents their appearance in court.

But under Robert's alleged reading of the statute, "no civil
proceeding involving a post-decree/post-judgment application for
relief in a domestic-relations case would allow for an active-duty
service member to apply for relief under the SCRA once a judgment
for dissolution of marriage is entered," according to the lawsuit.

"The state court's reading of the federally enacted statute for
service members is in direct conflict with its purpose, terms and
other provisions," the complaint states.

Asta claims he should have been granted a stay to defend his
purported inability to pay the requested amount to his former
wife. He is represented by Frank J. Del Medico in North Riverside,
Ill.

The complaint also names as defendants Grace Dickler, presiding
judge of the domestic relations division of Cook County Court, and
his former wife, Ana Asta.

Judge Roberts could not be reached for comment on January 12.

The case is captioned, The case is, JOSEPH A. ASTA, on behalf of
himself and all similarly situated Servicemembers of the United
States Military, Plaintiff, v. MARY COLLEEN ROBERTS, in her
official and individual capacity, AS A DULY ELECTED OFFICIAL AND
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, GRACE G.
DICKLER, in her official capacity, AS THE PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE
DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY,
STATE OF ILLINOIS, and ANA A. ASTA, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-
00200 (N.D. Ill.).

Asta is represented by Frank J. Del Medico, Esq., at Frank J. Del
Medico, Ltd.


COSTCO WHOLESALE: Judge Dismissed Suit Over Slave Labor Claims
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Nicholas Iovino, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that a federal judge in Oakland, Calif., on January 24, dismissed
with prejudice a class action claiming Costco sold prawns
harvested with slave labor, despite the company's policy banning
human rights abuses in its supply chain.

Lead plaintiff Monica Sud sued Costco in August 2015, claiming the
retail giant buys farmed prawns from Thailand and other parts of
Southeast Asia knowing they are produced with slave labor on
unregistered "ghost ships."

In an 18-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Jeffery White found Sud
failed to plead she relied on any false or misleading statements
by Costco or that any nondisclosure of information posed a safety
risk to consumers.

Sud claimed Costco hid material facts from consumers by citing its
supplier code of conduct on its website, which states the company
prohibits human rights abuses in its supply chain.

While Costco could have warned consumers in that statement that it
sells prawns purportedly "tainted by labor abuses," White found
Sud failed to show that she read or relied on that disclosure
before purchasing prawns.

The failure to establish reliance negates arguments that Costco
misrepresented or omitted facts from the published statement,
White said.

White also cited prior rulings on lawsuits over chocolatiers that
didn't disclose the use of child and slave labor in their supply
chains. Those rulings support a finding that the duty to disclose
does not extend to any practice that might affect a consumer's
purchasing decisions, White said.

In Hodson v. Mars and McCoy v. Nestle, two Northern District of
California judges ruled last year the duty to disclose only
applies to practices that may cause a product to be defective or
pose a danger to consumers.

White said he agrees with U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's
reasoning in McCoy v. Nestle that "some bright-line limitation on
a manufacturer's duty to disclose is sound policy, given the
difficulty of anticipating exactly what information some customers
might find material to their purchasing decisions and wish to see
on product labels."

White concluded it would be futile to grant Sud a second chance to
amend her complaint. He previously dismissed the suit with leave
to amend one year ago.

White dismissed the case with prejudice and entered judgment in
favor of Costco.

Sud had also named prawn suppliers Charoen Pokphand Foods, a
Thailand corporation, and C.P. Food Products, a Maryland
corporation, as co-defendants in the lawsuit.

Last year, the Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for its
investigation into the widespread use of slave labor in Southeast
Asia's multibillion-dollar fishing industry.

In February 2016, former President Barack Obama signed the Trade
Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, which enables stricter
enforcement of an 87-year-old U.S. ban on importing goods made by
children or slaves.

Costco states on its website that it is an active member of the
Seafood Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force, which is working with
the Thai government to implement a verification system to trace
the source of fish sold to retailers and to enforce a code of
conduct for fishing vessels.

Bob Nelson of Costco and Sud's attorney, Anne Murphy of Cotchett,
Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame, California, did not immediately
return phone calls seeking comment on January 25, afternoon.

The case is captioned, MONICA SUD, et al., Plaintiffs, v. COSTCO
WHOLESALE CORPORATION, et al., Defendants., Case 4:15-cv-03783-JSW
(N.D. Cal.).

A copy of the Decision is available at https://is.gd/ZZKzGu from
Leagle.com.


DAMCO DISTRIBUTION: Cooke Withdraws Class Certification Bid
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald entered an order in the lawsuit
titled ROBERT COOKE, an individual, on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. DAMCO DISTRIBUTION
SERVICES, INC., DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, the Defendants, Case
No. 2:15-cv-08094-MWF-RAO (C.D. Cal.), approving the joint motion
for withdrawal of Plaintiff's motion for class certification
without prejudice and vacating corresponding briefing and hearing
dates.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=iKXsM9tA


DEJA VU CONSULTING: Dancers File Labor Suit Over Unpaid Wages
-------------------------------------------------------------
Jane Doe #1 Plaintiff, v. Deja Vu Consulting, Inc., Deja Vu
Services, Inc., Deja Vu Of Nashville, Inc. and Harry Mohney,
Defendant, Case No. 3:17-cv-00040, (M.D. Tenn., January 11, 2017),
seeks to recover, for herself and all other similarly situated
employees, unpaid minimum wages, her unpaid overtime compensation,
reimbursement for fees, fines and incurred expenses, an additional
amount as liquidated damages, costs, expenses and attorneys' fees
under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendants jointly operate Deja Vu Showgirl chain of adult
entertainment nightclubs. Defendants refused to pay Plaintiff and
the class of similarly situated showgirls/entertainers any wages
being classified as independent contractors, and refused to
reimburse their business expenses such as costumes and other tools
of the trade that they spent. Class members derived income only
from tips from patrons. Plaintiff and similarly situated
showgirls/entertainers were required to pay to Defendants a
minimum mandatory fee to work, known as a house fee and were
required to pay a portion of any fees patrons paid for dances.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Charles P. Yezbak, III, Esq.
      YEZBAK LAW OFFICES
      2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite B-200
      Nashville, TN 37215
      Tel: (615) 250-2000
      Fax: (615) 250-2020
      Email: yezbak@yezbaklaw.com


DEJA VU CONSULTING: Dancers Seek to Certify Class
-------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned Jane Doe No. 1, the Plaintiff, v, DEJA VU
CONSULTING, INC. DEJA VU SERVICES, INC, DEJA VU OF NASHVILLE,
INC., and HARRY MOHNEY, the Defendants, Case No. 3:17-cv-00040
(M.D. Tenn.), the Plaintiff asks the Court for an order declaring
that:

   1. the case may proceed as a collective action;

   2. the Defendants must provide to Plaintiff's counsel within
      10 days, the name, stage name, location(s) worked, current
      or last known mailing address(es), current or last known
      e-mail address(es), current or last known telephone
      number(s), and social security numbers -- in an excel
      spreadsheet with a row for each individual and a separate
      column for each field presented (or format agreeable to
      Plaintiff) - of all individuals not classified as employees
      by Defendants who engaged in nude or semi-nude dancing or
      performing at any of Defendants' adult entertainment
      establishments within the United States at any time since
      January 23, 2014;

   3. Plaintiff's counsel may notify all putative class members
      via U.S. Mail and electronic mail on an expedited schedule;

   4. all putative class members shall have 120 days from the
      date Defendants provide the putative class information in
      full compliance with this Order to opt-into3 this action;

   5. all putative class members whose U.S. Mail notice is
      returned as undeliverable shall have an additional 30 days
      to return their notice;

   6. the Defendants must post the Court-approved notice in each
      of their adult entertainment establishments;

   7. the statute or limitations is tolled until the close of the
      notice period; and,

   8. the identities of the opt-in plaintiffs shall be protected
      by Defendants and that such opt-in plaintiffs may redact
      their names and signatures in all public filings.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=1t02BUUS

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Charles P. Yezbak, III. Esq.
          YEZBAK LAW OFFICES
          2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite B-200
          Nashville, TN 37215
          Telephone: (615) 250 2000
          Facsimile: (615) 250 2020
          E-mail: yezbak@yezbaklaw.com


DIALOGDIRECT INC: FLSA Class Certification Granted in "Serbay"
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Avern Cohn entered an order in the lawsuit captioned
JENNIFER L. SERBAY, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. DIALOGDIRECT, INC., a Delaware
corporation and ALLEGRA DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a Michigan
corporation, the Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-12716-AC-EAS (E.D.
Mich.), granting Plaintiff's motion for conditional certification
of:

   "all similarly situated current and former hourly customer
   service representatives who worked for Defendants at any time
   during the last three years".

The case is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) suit. Plaintiff
Jennifer Serbay, a customer service representative (CSR), claims
that her former employer failed to pay her and other hourly CSR
employees overtime for off-the-clock time spent logging in and out
of a desktop computer containing the software programs needed to
do their job. The Plaintiff was employed by Defendants from 2012
to January 2016. A CSR answers calls from customers of defendants'
clients, mostly health insurance companies. The Defendants have
operated 14 call centers nationwide across Michigan, Wisconsin,
Texas, Florida, Utah and Montana, and employ roughly 17,500 CSRs.
The Plaintiff was employed at a call center in Rochester Hills,
Michigan.

The Court said, "While defendants discuss at length differences in
timekeeping methods and client-specific protocols of CSRs at
different call centers, there is no explanation of how or why
these differences are relevant to an FLSA overtime claim. For
instance, defendants make much over distinctions in client-
specific software and information accessed by the CSRs on
different client teams. As aptly put by the court in Gaffers v.
Kelly Servs., Inc., (conditionally certifying a collective action
of virtual call center agents for an FLSA overtime claim as to
computer "bootup" and "bootdown"), "[t]he defendants embark on a
discursive survey of minutiae relating to the potential
plaintiffs' job descriptions, the nature of the various products
for which they provide call center support services, and a laundry
list of different computer and communication programs and systems
that they use." Plaintiff need not show that CSRs on all teams and
at all call centers are "identical," only that they are "similar."
Moreover, defendants admit to the basic premise of plaintiff's
case -- that a CSR has to log in to a computer before being paid
for time at work. This is enough to meet the "fairly lenient"
evidentiary standard for conditional certification of a collective
action under the FLSA. That there are some inconsistencies between
the employee declarations of defendants and the declaration of
plaintiff is insufficient. For instance, defendants say a CSR is
trained not to "clock out" at the end of a shift until after
logging out of the computer, while plaintiff says vice versa. The
Court's task is not to resolve factual disputes at stage one.
Substantive differences between the parties will be explored in
depth as the case proceeds".

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=b3GrUBI3


DOCTOR'S ASSOCIATES: "Flaum" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled SHANE FLAUM, individually, and on behalf of
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. DOCTOR'S ASSOCIATES,
INC., a Florida corporation, doing business as SUBWAY, the
Defendant, Case No. 0:16-cv-61198-CMA (S.D. Fla.), the Plaintiff
asks the Court to certify a class of:

   "(i) all persons in the U.S. (ii) whose EMV debit or credit
   card, according to Defendant's records, was used to make a
   purchase at a Subway restaurant that (iii) according to
   Defendant's records, was using a version of Subway Payment
   Manager that was programmed to print EMV card expiration dates
   on customer transaction receipts, (vi) between January 20,
   2016 and August 31, 2016".

The Plaintiff brought the lawsuit to stop Subway's most-recent
FACTA violations, deter future violations, and enforce Plaintiff's
and the proposed class members' rights. To that end, Plaintiff
seeks an order from the Court certifying the proposed class of
individuals for whom, like Plaintiff, Subway printed an EMV credit
or debit card receipt that reveals the expiration date of the
proposed class members' cards. The proposed class easily meets the
requirements for class certification set by Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 23.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=aoK7LLgp

                   Court Rejects Motion to Seal

The Hon. Cecilia M. Altonaga thrice denied a request to file the
Motion to Certify under seal.

In an Order dated Jan. 23, the Court:

   1. denied first motion to seal;

   2. denied second motion to Seal;

   3. struck the class certification motion;

   4. directed the Daubert Motion to be addressed by separate
     order.

   5. directed Plaintiff to refile until January 27, 2017 any
      class certification motion publicly, redacting information
      he deems sensitive and confidential (Plaintiff is cautioned
      his redactions should be tailored to capture only
      information that is sensitive and confidential); and

   6. directing Court to avoid accepting unredacted versions of
      the matters filed on the public docket.

A copy of the Jan. 23 Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=v69mZKGG

In a Jan. 27 Order, Judge Altonaga:

   1. denied renewed motion to seal;

   2. struck the redacted class certification motion;

   3. directed Plaintiff until the close of business of Jan. 27,
      2017 to re-file any class certification motion and
      supporting exhibits publicly; and

   4. directed that the Order shall not be filed under seal.

A copy of the Jan. 27 Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=osqCcJKv

In the Jan. 27 Order, the Court said, "The Court denied
Plaintiff's first request to file under seal his Motion for Class
Certification. In the January 23 Order, the Court explained
because Plaintiff is seeking class certification, "even more so
than in the typical case, the public, e.g., other potential class
members and objectors, have an interest in public access to these
documents.". Plaintiff now insists there is good cause to allow
him to present the Sealed Class Certification Motion, along with
several sealed exhibits, because disclosure would inform
Defendant, Doctor's Associates, Inc.'s ("Defendant['s]" or
"Subway['s]") competitors about Subway's operations and sales
volumes (see Renewed Mot. to Seal 2-3); and reveal Plaintiff's
receipt "showing his credit card expiration date which forms the
basis of his claims in the instant litigation" (id. 2). As
explained in the January 23 Order, courts "have discretion to
determine which portions of the record should be placed under
seal, but [such] discretion is guided by the presumption of public
access to judicial documents." Perez-Guerrero v. U.S. Attorney
Gen., 717 F.3d 1224, 1235 (11th Cir. 2013) (alteration added).
Plaintiff's Sealed Class Certification Motion is a substantive
pretrial motion requiring a showing of good cause to overcome the
presumption of public access. See Romero v. Drummond Co., Inc.,
480 F.3d 1234, 1246 (11th Cir. 2007); Schojan v. Papa John's
Int'l, Inc., No. 8:14-cv-1218-T-33MAP, 2014 WL 4674340, at *1-2
(M.D. Fla. Sept. 18, 2014) (denying motion to seal motion for
class certification despite the plaintiff's assertions the motions
and exhibits were subject to a confidentiality agreement and
protective order). The exhibits Plaintiff seeks to seal are: (1)
Defendant's representative's deposition; (2) Defendant's
objections and responses to Plaintiff's discovery requests; (3)
Plaintiff's receipt at issue in this case; and (4) Defendant's
sales and operation information. After reviewing the exhibits and
Renewed Motion to Seal, the Court does not find good cause exist
warranting exclusion of the public to this information or these
documents, which are presented to inform the Court's decision on
whether to certify Plaintiff's proposed class".

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Scott D. Owens, Esq.
          SCOTT D. OWENS, ESQ.
          3800 S. Ocean Dr., Ste. 235
          Hollywood, FL 33019
          Telephone: (954) 589 0588
          Facsimile: (954) 337 0666
          E-mail: scott@scottdowens.com

               - and -

          Michael S. Hilicki, Esq.
          KEOGH LAW, LTD.
          55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3390
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 726 1092
          E-mail: mhilicki@keoghlaw.com

               - and -

          Bret L. Lusskin, Jr., Esq.
          BRET LUSSKIN, PA
          20803 Biscayne Blvd.


DOLLAR GENERAL: "Beaver" Hits Missed Breaks, Off-the-Clock Work
---------------------------------------------------------------
Rebecca Beaver and Holly Jimenez, Individually, and on behalf of
themselves and other similarly situated current and former
employees, Plaintiffs, v. Dollar General Corporation, a Tennessee
Corporation, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-01014, (W.D. Tenn.,
December 20, 2016), seeks to recover unpaid straight time wages,
unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated
damages, statutory penalties, attorneys' fees and costs, and other
damages owed pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff does business as Dollar General, operating discount
department stores retailing basic consumer goods. Rebecca Beaver
and Holly Jimenez worked as Assistant Store Manager and Lead Sales
Associate respectively. They claim to have been denied overtime
pay vis-a-vis off-the-clock work and working through meal and rest
breaks.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Gordon E. Jackson, Esq.
      James L. Holt, Jr., Esq.
      J. Russ Bryant, Esq.
      Paula R. Jackson, Esq.
      JACKSON, SHIELDS, YEISER & HOLT
      262 German Oak Drive
      Memphis, TN 38018
      Telephone: (901) 754-8001
      Facsimile: (901) 754-8524
      Email: gjackson@jsyc.com
             jholt@jsyc.com
             rbryant@jsyc.com
             pjackson@jsyc.com


DREAM PROVIDER: "Decay" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime
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Sade Decay, individually and on behalf of persons similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Dream Provider Care Services of Louisiana,
Inc., Michele Oubre and Takiyah Parquet, Defendants, Case No.
3:17-cv-00041, (M.D. La., January 20, 2017), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Dream Provider is a corporation organized under the laws of
Louisiana, employing Plaintiff as a home health care worker who
provided companionship services for the elderly, ill, or
disabled.

Plaintiff is represented by:

       Robert B. Landry III, Esq.
       ROBERT B. LANDRY III, PLC
       5420 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 204
       Baton Rouge, LA 70808
       Telephone: (225) 349-7460
       Facsimile: (225) 349-7466
       Email: rlandry@landryfirm.com


DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: $50MM Settlement in Wage-Fixing Suit Okayed
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Courthouse News Service reported that a federal judge in San Jose,
Calif., on January 19, preliminarily approved movie studio
Dreamworks' $50 million settlement of a wage-fixing class action
brought by animation workers.

The case is captioned, ROBERT A. NITSCH, et al., Plaintiffs,
v. DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG INC., et al., Defendants. Case No. 14-
CV-04062-LHK (N.D. Cal.).


EDUGLA INC: "Cantarero" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay
-----------------------------------------------
Roberto R. Cantarero and all others similarly situated under 29
U.S.C. 216(b), Plaintiffs, vs. Edugla, Inc. a/k/a El Eden Motel,
Gladys Alonso, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-20311, (S.D. Fla.,
January 24, 2017), seeks double damages and reasonable attorney
fees from Defendants, jointly and severally, pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act, to be proven at the time of trial for all
overtime wages still owing from Plaintiff's entire employment
period with Defendants or as much as allowed by the Fair Labor
Standards Act, along with court costs, interest, and any other
relief.

Edugla, Inc. operates as El Eden Motel in Miami-Dade County where
Plaintiff worked as a hotel room cleaner from February 10, 2013
through January 17, 2017. Cantarero claims to have been denied
overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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


ENCHANCED RECOVERY: Class Certification Denied Without Prejudice
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In the lawsuit styled ERIN JOHNSON, on behalf of plaintiff and a
class, the Plaintiff, v. ENCHANCED RECOVERY COMPANY, LLC, the
Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-00330-PPS-APR (N.D. Ind.), the Hon.
Philip P. Simon entered an order denying, without prejudice to re-
filing, Plaintiff's motion for class certification.

The Court said, "Plaintiff Erin Johnson brings this case against
Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act. Along with the complaint, Johnson filed a motion
for class certification, but also sought and received a stay of
the automatic briefing schedule that would otherwise have applied
to the motion. Subsequently a motion to dismiss was filed, further
delaying the briefing of the class certification question. Rather
than carry a pending motion that is aging without briefing, I will
deny the motion for class certification without prejudice, and the
motion can be refiled when and if the posture of the case makes
the issue ripe for briefing and decision".

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=QrrFwss9


ENDOLOGIX INC: Non-disclosure Alleged in "Ahmed" Securities Suit
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Kodgi Ahmed, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Endologix, Inc., John McDermott and Vaseem
Mahboob, Defendants, Case No. 3:17-cv-00037, (C.D. Cal., January
11, 2017), seeks to recover compensable damages caused by
Defendants' violations of the federal securities laws and to
pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.

Endologix develops, manufactures, markets, and sells medical
devices for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the
United States and internationally. The Company is incorporated in
Delaware and its principal executive offices are located at 2
Musick, Irvine, California. McDermott served as the Chief
Executive Officer of Endologix since May 2008 while Mahboob served
as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Endologix's products are intended for the minimally invasive
endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. One of the
Company's products is built on the platform of endovascular
sealing. Endologix's current EVAS product is the Nellix
EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System.

According to the complaint, the Defendants failed to disclose that
Endologix did not have the requisite clinical data for FDA
premarket approval of the Nellix EVAS System. On this news,
Endologix's share price fell $2.02, or over 20.5%, from its
previous closing price, to close at $7.82 on November 16, 2016,
damaging investors, including the Plaintiff.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jennifer Pafiti, Esq.
      POMERANTZ LLP
      468 North Camden Drive
      Beverly Hills, CA 90210
      Telephone: (818) 532-6499
      E-mail: jpafiti@pomlaw.com

              - and -

      Jeremy A. Lieberman, Esq.
      J. Alexander Hood II, Esq.
      POMERANTZ, LLP
      600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Telephone: (212) 661-1100
      Facsimile: (212) 661-8665
      E-mail: jalieberman@pomlaw.com
              ahood@pomlaw.com

              - and -

      Patrick V. Dahlstrom, Esq.
      POMERANTZ LLP
      Ten South La Salle Street, Suite 3505
      Chicago, IL 60603
      Telephone: (312) 377-1181
      Facsimile: (312) 377-1184
      E-mail: pdahlstrom@pomlaw.com

              - and -

      Peretz Bronstein, Esq.
      BRONSTEIN, GEWIRTZ & GROSSMAN, LLC
      60 East 42nd Street, Suite 4600
      New York, NY 10165
      Telephone: (212) 697-6484
      Facsimile (212) 697-7296
      Email: peretz@bgandg.com


ENERGY RECOVERY: Case Management Conference Moved to March 2
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In the case, IN RE ENERGY RECOVERY, INC. SECURITIES LITIGATION,
No. 3:15-cv-00265-EMC (N.D. Cal.), District Judge Edward M. Chen
moved the parties' Case Management Conference, initially set for
January 26, 2017, to March 2, 2017.

The extension was made pursuant to the parties' stipulation to
finalize the language of a settlement agreement and notice to the
class.

The Court further ordered that a Case Management Statement is due
February 23, 2017.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 23, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/Rtibb4 from Leagle.com.

Joseph Sabatino, Plaintiff, represented by Laurence M. Rosen --
lrosen@rosenlegal.com -- The Rosen Law Firm, P.A..

Henry Low, Plaintiff, represented by Nicholas Ian Porritt --
nporritt@zlk.com -- Levi and Korsinsky, pro hac vice, Adam Marc
Apton -- aapton@zlk.com -- Levi Korsinsky, LLP, pro hac vice &
Mark Punzalan, Punzalan Law, P.C..

Thomas C. Mowdy, Plaintiff, represented by Jeremy A. Lieberman,
Pomerantz LLP.

Thomas Rooney, et al., Defendants, represented by David Malcolm
Furbush -- david.furbush@pillsburylaw.com -- Pillsbury Winthrop
Shaw Pittman LLP & James M. Lindfelt --
james.lindfelt@pillsburylaw.com -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
LLP.


ENERGY TRANSFER: "Ashraf" Suit Seeks to Block Onerous Merger Deal
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Arsalan Ashraf, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), L.P.,
Energy Transfer Partners GP, L.P, Energy Transfer Partners,
L.L.C., Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., Kelcy L. Warren, Ted
Collins, Jr., Michael K. Grimm, Marshall S. McCrea, James R.
Perry, Matthew S. Ramsey and David K. Skidmore, Defendants, Case
No. 3:17-cv-00123, (N.D. Cal., January 10, 2017), seeks to enjoin
the ETP and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. merger, or, in the
event the Proposed Transaction is consummated, recover damages
under the Exchange Act.

ETP is a master limited partnership that owns and operates
diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States.
ETP's subsidiaries include Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP
(the successor of Southern Union Company) and Lone Star NGL LLC.

On November 21, 2016, ETP and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.
announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement
where SXL Acquisition Sub LP will acquire all outstanding shares
of ETP for 1.5 common units of SXL for each common unit of ETP.

Plaintiff alleges that the Partnership opted to sell ETP for an
inadequate price and based on a single-bidder process with no
market check.

Plaintiff is represented by:

       Jay Smith, Esq.
       Joshua F. Young, Esq.
       GILBERT & SACKMAN A LAW CORPORATION
       3699 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1200
       Los Angeles, CA 90010
       Telephone: (323) 938-3000
       Fax: (323) 937-9139
       Email: js@gslaw.org
              jyoung@gslaw.org

              - and -

       Randy Renick, Esq.
       Cornelia Dai, Esq.
       HADSELL STORMER & RENICK, LLP
       128 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 204
       Pasadena, CA 91103-3645
       Telephone: (626) 585-9600
       Fax: (626) 577-7079
       Email: rrr@hadsellstormer.com
              cdai@hadsellstormer.com


ERIC RYAN: Gorss Motels Suit Seeks Certification of Class
---------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned GORSS MOTELS, INC., a Connecticut
corporation, individually and as the representative of a class of
similarly situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. THE ERIC RYAN
CORPORATION, a Pennsylvania corporation, and JOHN DOES 1-5, the
Defendants, Case No. 3:17-cv-00126 (D .Conn.), the Plaintiff moves
the Court for an order:

   a. taking motion under submission and deferring further
      activity on it until after the discovery cutoff date to be
      set in the Court's upcoming Rule 23 scheduling order, or
      alternatively;

   b. granting plaintiff's motion for class certification.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Aytan Y. Bellin, Esq.
          BELLIN & ASSOCIATES LLC
          85 Miles Avenue
          White Plaines, NY 10606
          Telephone: (914) 358 5345
          Facsimile: (212) 571 0284
          E-mail: Aytan.Bellin@bellinlaw.com

               - and -

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


EXXON MOBIL: Lawyers Argue Over Tex Tillerson Deposition
--------------------------------------------------------
Ross Todd, writing for The Recorder, reports that it seems the
U.S. Senate isn't the only place you'll find folks fighting about
Rex Tillerson.

Mr. Tillerson, the former CEO and chair of Exxon Mobil Corp. and
President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, deftly
avoided answering questions about climate change during
confirmation hearings earlier in January.

Now lawyers at the Bay Area plaintiffs powerhouse Cotchett, Pitre
& McCarthy are seeking to grill him on the subject as part of a
deposition in an environmental lawsuit.  However, lawyers for an
oil industry trade group where Mr. Tillerson until recently served
as a board member have labeled the demand to depose him a
publicity stunt that has no legal merit.

The deposition fight has broken out in a lawsuit brought on behalf
of a group of young environmentalists who sued the Obama
administration in 2015 to press for more aggressive steps to curb
carbon dioxide emissions.  In November, U.S. District Judge Ann
Aiken of the District of Oregon denied the government's request to
toss the suit on separation of powers grounds and for lack of
standing, holding "that the right to a climate system capable of
sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered
society."

Cotchett's Philip Gregory -- pgregory@cpmlegal.com -- filed a
notice demanding that Tillerson sit for a deposition late last
year.  The plaintiffs have claimed that Tillerson is subject to
discovery in the suit since up until December he sat on the board
of the American Petroleum Institute, or API, an oil industry trade
group that has intervened in the suit.  Plaintiffs proposed that
the deposition be held in the Dallas office of Sidley Austin, one
of API's defense firms, on Jan. 19, the day before President
Trump's inauguration.

API's lawyers at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn and Sidley, however,
refused to make Mr. Tillerson available.  They've maintained in
court papers that discovery hasn't even started in the suit and
that at the time of the request Mr. Tillerson was no longer a
member of the organization's board.  In court filings,
Miller Nash's C. Marie Eckert wrote that the plaintiffs have made
an unreasonable demand for 42 separate categories of documents
from Tillerson covering a wide swath of his communication with
government officials regarding international and federal climate
change efforts.

"For now, the notice of deposition and its request for documents
served on the Intervenor-Defendants appears to be nothing more
than a mechanism to create media headlines and to harass
Mr. Tillerson, who remains in the middle of confirmation
proceedings for secretary of state," Ms. Eckert wrote.
Ms. Eckert didn't respond to messages on Jan. 26.

A telephonic hearing on the matter was set for Jan. 27.

In a phone interview, Cotchett's Gregory said that, as the former
chair of Exxon, Mr. Tillerson possesses "a wealth of information"
about what the fossil fuel industry told the federal government.

"What we're attempting to do here is to take the American
Petroleum Institute up on its offer when it first intervened in
our case when it said it would open itself up completely to
discovery," Mr. Gregory said.

Mr. Gregory said that the change in administration has raised the
stakes in the suit.  "In terms of climate change, [the Obama
administration] was a lot of feel-good rhetoric and empty promises
followed by no delivery," he said.  "The current administration is
certainly not going to be an improvement."


FCA US LLC: "Carpenter" Suit Alleges Emission Test Cheating
-----------------------------------------------------------
Auburn Carpenter, Gregory Giauque, Tom Gillespe, Lawrence Diener,
Matt Ortman, Graham Bolkema, Kyle and Jessica Heidlebaugh, George
Milner, Joseph Bernardo, and Jesse Sandifer, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. FCA US
LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company; Robert Bosch GMBH, a
corporation organized under the laws of Germany; and Robert Bosch
LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, Defendants, Case No.
5:17-cv-00288, (N.D. Cal., January 20, 2017), seeks to temporarily
and permanently enjoin FCA and Bosch from continuing unlawful,
deceptive, fraudulent and unfair business practices, injunctive
relief in the form of a recall or free replacement program,
restitution including recovery of the purchase price of their
affected vehicles, or the overpayment or diminution in value of
such, damages, including punitive damages, costs and
disgorgement, monetary relief under certain consumer protection
statutes, pre- and post-judgment interest on any amounts awarded,
award of costs and attorneys' fees and such other or further
relief as may be appropriate resulting from fraudulent concealment
and various state consumer protection and trade practices laws and
regulations.

Defendants allegedly installed a defeat device that turns on the
emission controls during mandated testing but turns it off during
regular operations thus rendering it non-compliant to emission
standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
and the California Air Resources Board. Bosch allegedly
manufactured and tested the electronic diesel control that allowed
FCA to implement the defeat device.

Plaintiffs all purchased vehicles from FCA that emitted excessive
level of pollutants from their respective diesel engines.

FCA US LLC is a limited liability company organized and existing
under the laws of the State of Delaware, and is wholly owned by
holding company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., a Dutch
corporation headquartered in London, United Kingdom. FCA's
principal place of business and headquarters is in Auburn Hills,
Michigan.

Robert Bosch GmbH is a German multinational engineering and
electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, Germany. It is the
parent company of Robert Bosch LLC.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Shana E. Scarlett, Esq.
      HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
      715 Hearst Avenue, Suite 202
      Berkeley, CA 94710
      Telephone: (510) 725-3000
      Facsimile: (510) 725-3001
      Email: shanas@hbsslaw.com

             - and -

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

             - and -

      Peter B. Fredman, Esq.
      LAW OFFICE OF PETER FREDMAN PC
      125 University Ave, Suite 102
      Berkeley, CA 94710
      Telephone: (510) 868-2626
      Facsimile: (510) 868-2627
      Email: peter@peterfredmanlaw.com

             - and -

      Christopher A. Seeger, Esq.
      SEEGER WEISS LLP
      77 Water Street
      New York, NY 10005
      Telephone: (212) 584-0700
      Facsimile: (212) 584-0799
      Email: cseeger@seegerweiss.com

             - and -

      James E. Cecchi, Esq.
      CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN BRODY & AGNELLO, P.C.
      5 Becker Farm Road
      Roseland, NJ 07068
      Telephone: (973) 994-1700
      Facsimile: (973) 994-1744
      Email: jcecchi@carellabyrne.com

             - and -

      Robert C. Hilliard, Esq.
      HILLIARD MUNOZ GONZALES LLP
      719 S. Shoreline Blvd., Suite 500
      Corpus Christi, TX 78401
      Telephone: (361) 882-1612
      Email: bobh@hmglawfirm.com

             - and -

      Jeffrey S. Goldenberg, Esq.
      GOLDENBERG SCHNEIDER, L.P.A.
      One West Fourth Street, 18th Floor
      Cincinnati, OH 45202-3604
      Telephone: (513) 345-8297
      Facsimile: (513) 345-8294
      Email: jgoldenberg@gs-legal.com


FINKELSTEIN KERN: Faces "Vosburg" Suit in M.D. Tenn.
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Finkelstein, Kern,
Steinberg, & Cunningham, P.C. The case is titled as Heather
Vosburg and Audrey Smith, on behalf of themselves and all others
similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. Finkelstein, Kern,
Steinberg, & Cunningham, P.C.; Midland Funding, LLC; and John Does
1-25, the Defendants, Case No. 3:17-cv-00159 (M.D. Tenn., Jan. 23,
2017). The case is assigned to Hon. District Judge Aleta A.
Trauger.

Finkelstein Kern is law firm engaged in the legal debt collection
industry.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          William M. Kaludis, Esq.
          SHIELD LAW GROUP
          1230 Second Avenue S
          Nashville, TN 37210-4110
          Telephone: (615) 742 8020
          Facsimile: (615) 255 6037
          E-mail: bill@shieldlawgroup.com


FLYING FOOD: Court Dismisses "Garcia" Case
------------------------------------------
In the case, HUGO GARCIA, individually and on behalf of other
persons similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. FLYING FOOD GROUP, LLC;
and DOES 1 through 10., Defendants, Case No. CV 14-0582 BRO-SSx
(C.D. Cal.), District Judge Beverly R. O'Connell approved the
parties' Stipulation of Dismissal and dismissed the Plaintiff's
collective action and class action claims, without prejudice.

The Court further dismissed the Plaintiff's individual claims,
without prejudice, and noted each party will bear its own
respective costs and fees.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 5, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/Ph1ZUm from Leagle.com.

Hugo Garcia, Plaintiff, represented by Gregory N. Karasik --
greg@karasiklawfirm.com -- Karasik Law Firm.

Hugo Garcia, Plaintiff, represented by Sahag Majarian, II, Law
Offices of Sahag Majarian II.

Flying Food Group LLC, Defendant, represented by Gal Gressel --
g.gressel@conklelaw.com -- Conkle Kremer and Engel & John Allan
Conkle -- j.conkle@conklelaw.com -- Conkle Kremer and Engel PLC


FRONTLINE ASSET: Placeholder Motion for Class Certification Filed
-----------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned ELAINE BONIN, Individually and on Behalf
of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. FRONTLINE
ASSET STRATEGIES, LLC and BUREAUS INVESTMENT GROUP PORTFOLIO
NUMBER 15, LLC, the Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-90 (E.D. Wisc.),
the Plaintiff asks the Court to enter an order certifying a
proposed class, appointing the Plaintiff as its representative,
and appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its Counsel.

The Plaintiff further asks the Court to stay the class
certification motion until an amended motion for class
certification is filed, and that the Court grant the parties
relief from the local rules' automatic briefing schedule and
requirement that Plaintiff file a brief and supporting documents
in support of this motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=8tWCTh1L

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


G4S SECURE: "Williams" Suit Seeks Overtime, Hits Retaliation
------------------------------------------------------------
Alexandria Williams, On Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly
Situated, Plaintiff, v. G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-00051, (M.D.N.C., January 20, 2017),
seeks unpaid wages including overtime premiums for all hours
worked exceeding 40 in a workweek, unpaid straight time plus
interest, liquidated damages, costs and fees and penalties,
reinstatement, lost wages, and damages resulting from retaliation
against Plaintiff in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and
North Carolina Wage and Hour Act.

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. is a Florida corporation located
at 1395 University Boulevard, Jupiter, Florida 33458. It is a
security solutions company providing physical security services to
commercial businesses, government entities, gated communities,
industrial complexes and many other clients. Williams was employed
by G4S in their Lenoir, North Carolina location as a Security
Officer.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Tamara L. Huckert, Esq.
      Christopher R. Strianese, Esq.
      Tamara L. Huckert, Esq.
      STRIANESE, PLLC
      401 North Tryon St., 10th Fl.
      Charlotte, NC 28202
      Tel. (704) 998-2577
      Fax. (704) 998-5301
      Email: chris@strilaw.com
             tamara@strilaw.com


GLOBAL CREDIT & COLLECTION: Lopez Seeks Certification of Classes
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In the lawsuit titled LEON LOPEZ, on behalf of plaintiff and the
class members described herein, the Plaintiff, v. GLOBAL CREDIT &
COLLECTION CORPORATION and GALAXY PORTFOLIOS, LLC, the Defendants,
Case No. 1:17-cv-00427 (N.D. Ill.), the Plaintiff asks the Court
to enter an order determining that the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act (FDCPA) action may proceed as a class action against
defendants Global Credit & Collection Corporation and Galaxy
Portfolios, LLC.

The Plaintiff seeks to certify two classes and two subclasses.

For purposes of Count I, alleging misleading settlement offers on
time-barred debts, the class includes:

   "all individuals with California addresses to whom Global sent
   a letter offering settlement of a consumer credit card
   account, on which the date of last payment or activity was
   more than four years prior to the letter, if the letter was
   sent during a period beginning one year prior to the filing of
   this complaint and ending 21 days after the filing of this
   complaint".

   The subclass includes class members where the current creditor
   was Galaxy.

For purposes of Count II, alleging misrepresentation of IRS
reporting requirements, the class includes:

   "all individuals with California addresses to whom Global sent
   a letter stating that any forgiveness of $600.00 or more may
   be reported to the IRS, if the letter was sent during a
   period beginning one year prior to the filing of this
   complaint and ending 21 days after the filing of this
   complaint".

   The subclass includes class members where the current creditor
   was Galaxy.

The Plaintiff further asks that Edelman, Combs, Latturner &
Goodwin, LLC and the Law Offices of Barak Berlin be appointed
counsel for the class.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Y7q9SYUc

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel A. Edelman, Esq.
          Cathleen M. Combs, Esq.
          James O. Latturner, Esq.
          Cassandra P. Miller, Esq.
          EDELMAN, COMBS,
          LATTURNER & GOODWIN, LLC
          20 South Clark Street, Suite 1500
          Chicago, IL 60603-1824
          Telephone: (312) 739 4200
          Facsimile: (312) 419 0379
          Email: courtecl@edcombs.com

               - and -

          Barak Berlin, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF BARAK BERLIN
          27349 Jefferson Ave, Suite 208
          Temecula, CA 92590
          Telephone: (951) 296 6188
          Facsimile: (951) 296-6187
          E-mail: barak@berlinlawgroup.com


GOLDEN GATE CASINO: Settlement in "Welch" Case Has Final Approval
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In the case, BRANDY WELCH (formerly known as BRANDY ROODE) and
HEATHER BLACKMUN, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. GOLDEN GATE CASINO, LLC, d/b/a GOLDEN
GATE HOTEL & CASINO; and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, Defendant,
Case No. 2:13-cv-01089-RFB-GWF (D. Nev.), District Judge Richard
F. Boulware, II granted the Plaintiffs' Motion for Final Approval
of Collective and Class Action Settlement and for Attorneys' Fees
and Costs and Class Representative Enhancement Payments.

The Court granted final approval of the settlement in the maximum
amount of $750,000.00. The Class Counsel is awarded $250,000.00
for attorneys' fees and $25,000.00 for attorney costs, to be
deducted and paid from the Maximum Settlement Amount.

The Court also approves and orders Enhancement Awards to Class
Representatives Brandy Hill (formerly known as Brandy Roode and
formerly known as Brandy Welch) and Heather Blackmun in the amount
of $10,000.00 each, to be paid from the Maximum Settlement Amount
as set in the Settlement Agreement. Further, the Court also
approves and orders Enhancement Awards to the two opt-
in/deponents, Jessica Nunes and Mary Hernandez in the amount of
$2,000.00 each.

Moreover, the Court also approves and orders payment from the
Class Settlement for actual claims administration expenses
incurred by the Claims Administrator, CPT Group, to be paid from
the Maximum Settlement Amount as set in the Settlement Agreement.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 3, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/blBhF7 from Leagle.com.

Brandy Welch, Plaintiff, represented by Joshua D. Buck, Thierman
Buck, LLP.

Brandy Welch, Plaintiff, represented by Leah Lin Jones, Thierman
Buck, LLP & Mark R. Thierman, Thierman Buck, LLP.

Heather Blackmun, Plaintiff, represented by Joshua D. Buck,
Thierman Buck, LLP, Leah Lin Jones, Thierman Buck, LLP & Mark R.
Thierman, Thierman Buck, LLP.

Golden Gate Casino, LLC, Defendant, represented by Morris Reid
Estes, Jr. -- restes@dickinsonwright.com -- Dickinson Wright PLLC,
Peter F. Klett, III -- pklett@dickinsonwright.com -- Dickinson
Wright PLLC & Michael N. Feder -- MFeder@dickinson-wright.com --
Dickinson Wright PLLC.


H I H INC: "Romero" Suit Seeks Certification of Staff Class
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In the lawsuit styled JAIME ROMERO, individually and behalf of
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. H I H INC., D/B/A
SUBURBAN INNS, A Michigan Corporation, the Defendant, Case No.
1:16-cv-01313-JTN-ESC (W.,D. Mich.), the Plaintiff move the Court
to enter an order:

   a. conditionally certifying a collective action for unpaid
      overtime wages defined as:

      "all current or former Housekeepers, House Cleaning Staff,
      Hotel Cleaning Staff, Housekeeping Staff, Janitorial Staff,
      Custodial Staff, Night Cleaning Staff, and Cleaning Staff";

   b. compelling Defendant to provide Plaintiff with the names,
      all known addresses, email addresses and cell phone numbers
      of the potential Collective members;

   c. authorizing the notice to the Collective members with
      a 60 day opt-in period; and

   d. appointing Avanti Law Group, PLLC as interim class counsel.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert A. Alvarez, Esq.
          Victoria L. Smalley, Esq.
          AVANTI LAW GROUP, PLLC
          600 28th Street SW
          Grand Rapids, MI 49509
          Telephone: (616) 257 6808
          Facsimile: (616) 257 8501
          E-mail: ralvarez@avantilaw.com
                  vsmalley@avantilaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Kay Rivest Butler, Esq.
          Kathryn Elizabeth Jones, Esq.
          STARR, BUTLER, ALEXOPOULOS
          & STONER, PLLC
          20700 Civic Center Dr., Suite 290
          Southfield, MI 48076
          Telephone: (248) 864 4932
          E-mail: kbutler@starrbutler.com

           Class Certification Motion Stricken from Record

In a Jan. 25 Order, the Hon. Janet T. Neff entered an order
striking Plaintiff's motion for conditional certification of
collective action from the record for the reason that Plaintiff
has failed to comply with the Court's Information and Guideline
Practice for Civil Cases which requires a pre-motion conference
before filing any dispositive motions.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=6MThsOFb


HARRIS COUNTY, TX: "Odonnell" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
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In the lawsuit styled MARANDA LYNN ODONNELL, et al., the
Plaintiffs, v. HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, et al., the Defendants, Case
No. 4:16-cv-01414 (S.D. Tex.), the Plaintiffs ask the Court to
certify a class of:

   "all Class A and Class B misdemeanor arrestees who are or will
   be detained by Harris County for any amount of time after
   arrest because they are unable to pay money bail".

The case is about some of the poorest people in Harris County,
Texas being jailed because of their inability to pay a small
amount of money. Named Plaintiffs Maranda Lynn ODonnell, Loetha
Shanta McGruder, and Robert Ryan Ford were arrested for
misdemeanor offenses and jailed because they were unable to afford
to pay the amount of money imposed by the predetermined "bail
schedule. The crux of the Plaintiffs' claims is that the
Defendants' policy and practice of imposing and enforcing secured
financial conditions of release set according to a predetermined
schedule and without any inquiry into or findings concerning
ability to pay, and without any meaningful consideration of
alternatives to financial conditions of release, is
unconstitutional because the scheme operates to detain
impoverished arrestees solely because they cannot afford to make a
monetary payment. On behalf of the many individuals subjected to
the Defendants' post-arrest wealth-based detention scheme, the
named Plaintiffs challenge the use of Harris County's money bail
scheme that operates to detain only the most impoverished of
arrestees.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=RdYYACK3

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Lexie G. White, Esq.
          Neal S. Manne, Esq.
          SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P.
          1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 5100
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: (713) 651-9366
          Facsimile: (713) 654-6666
          E-mail: lwhite@susmangodfrey.com
                  nmanne@susmangodfrey.com

               - and -

          Michael Gervais, Esq.
          SUSMAN GODFREY, LLP
          E-mail: mgervais@susmangodfrey.com
          1301 Avenue of the Americas
          New York, NY 10019
          Telephone: (212) 336 8330

               - and -

          Rebecca Bernhardt, Esq.
          Susanne Pringle, Esq.
          TEXAS FAIR DEFENSE PROJECT
          314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 180
          Austin, TX 78752
          Telephone: (512) 637 5220
          Facsimile: (512) 637 5224
          E-mail: rbernhardt@fairdefense.org
                  springle@fairdefense.org

               - and -

          Alec George Karakatsanis, Esq.
          Elizabeth Rossi, Esq.
          Civil Rights Corps
          910 17th Street NW, Suite 500
          Washington, DC 20001
          Telephone: (202) 681 2721
          E-mail: alec@civilrightscorps.org
                  elizabeth@civilrightscorps.org


HEALTH CARE SERVICE: "Craft" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
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In the lawsuit entitled ELIZABETH A. CRAFT; JANE DOE, a minor, by
her next friend and parent, ELIZABETH A. CRAFT; BRYAN L. PAUTSCH;
MARY DOE, a minor, by her next friend and parent, BRYAN L.
PAUTSCH; on their own behalf and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiffs, v. HEALTH CARE SERVICE CORPORATION, the
Defendant, Case No. 1:14-cv-05853 (N.D. Ill.), the Plaintiffs move
the Court to enter an order:

   1. certifying a class of:

      "all individuals who, on or after July 30, 2011, have been
      participants in or beneficiaries of an employee welfare
      benefit plan administered by HCSC that provided coverage
      for both medical/surgical conditions and mental health
      conditions and who submitted or had submitted on their
      behalf pre-service or postservice claims for benefits for
      treatment of mental illness in a residential treatment
      center, and for which HCSC issued an adverse benefit
      determination denying the claim in whole or in part based
      on a plan exclusion of coverage for residential treatment
      of mental illness";

   2. appointing Bryan Pautsch and Elizabeth Craft to serve as
      Class Representatives, individually and as the parents and
      next friends of their children; and

   3. appointing Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Psych-Appeal, Inc., and
      Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C. as Class Counsel.

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

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Martin S. Himeles, Esq.
          Daniel P. Moylan, Esq.
          Adam Abelson, Esq.
          D. Brian Hufford, Esq.
          Jason S. Cowart, Esq.
          Caroline E. Reynolds, Esq.
          ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP
          100 East Pratt Street, Suite 2440
          Baltimore, MD 21202-1031
          Telephone: (410) 333 0444

               - and -

          Meiram Bendat, Esq.
          PSYCH-APPEAL, INC.
          8560 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 500
          West Hollywood, CA 90069
          Telephone: (310) 598 3690

               - and -

          George F. Galland, Jr.
          Scott A. Entin, Jr.
          MINER, BARNHILL & GALLAND, P.C.
          14 W. Erie St.
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: (312) 571 1170


HOME CARE: Workers Class Certification Sought in "Dillow" Suit
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In the lawsuit titled Rhonda Dillow, On behalf of herself and
those similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Home Care Network,
Inc., the Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-00612-TSB (S.D. Ohio), the
Plaintiff moves the Court for an order certifying the action as a
collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure 23(a) and 23(b)(3) and designating
Plaintiff as the representative of the following class:

   "all domestic-service employees who (1) worked for Defendants
   at any time during the Relevant Time Period1 and (2) worked
   more than 40 hours in one or more workweeks during the
   Relevant Time Period".

The Plaintiff also moves the Court to affirm Plaintiff's selection
of counsel by appointing Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC and
Michael D. Lore, P.C. as Class Counsel pursuant to Rule 23(g) and
authorize Plaintiff to send notice of the lawsuit to putative
class members.

The case is a wage and hour lawsuit brought on behalf of home
healthcare workers. The workers are seeking unpaid overtime wages
and related damages.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Andrew Biller, Esq.
          Eric Kmetz, Esq.
          MARKOVITS, STOCK & DEMARCO, LLC
          Easton Town Center
          4200 Regent Street, Suite 200
          Columbus, OH 43219
          Telephone: (614) 604 8759
          Facsimile: (614) 583 8107
          E-mail: abiller@msdlegal.com
                  ekmetz@msdlegal.com
                  www.msdlegal.com

               - and -

          Michael D. Lore, Esq.
          MICHAEL D. LORE, P.C.
          8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
          Houston, TX 77046
          Telephone: (713) 782 5291
          Facsimile: (713) 758 0345
          E-mail: mlore@lorefirm.com


HOUSTON DISTRIBUTING: Salais Seeks Certification of FLSA Class
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In the lawsuit entitled JACOB R. SALAIS, the Plaintiff, v. HOUSTON
DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, the Defendant, Case No. 4:16-cv-02715 (S.D.
Tex.), the Plaintiff asks the Court to conditionally certify a
class of:

   "all plant workers employed by Houston Distributing Company
   Inc., during the past three years who were required to work
   through their meal period or were not permitted to take an
   uninterrupted meal break, and who were subject to the
   automatic meal break deduction."

The Plaintiff filed the lawsuit pursuant to the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) to recover unpaid wages, overtime wages,
liquidated damages, attorney's fees, and costs owed to current and
former employees of Houston Distributing Company, Inc.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=T2sBaWJq

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert J. Filteau, Esq.
          John A. Sullivan, III. Esq.
          THE LAW OFFICES OF
          FILTEAU & SULLIVAN, LTD, LLP
          9894 Bissonnet Street, Suite 865
          Houston, TX 77036
          Telephone: (713) 236 1400
          Facsimile: (713) 236 1706
          E-mail: rfilteau@fsoprac.com
                  jsullivan@fsoprac.com


IHEARTCOMMUNICATIONS INC: Memorandum in Support of Accord Filed
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In the case, KARL VAN LITH, Plaintiff, v. iHEARTMEDIA +
ENTERTAINMENT, INC., et al., Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-00066-
LJO-SKO (E.D. Cal.), the Plaintiff filed on Jan. 31 a Memorandum
in Support of the Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action
Settlement and Provisional Certification of the Class.

On Jan. 25, the Court heard oral argument regarding Plaintiff's
Motion.  During the hearing, the Court directed Plaintiff to file
additional briefing regarding the Motion by no later than Jan. 30.

On Jan. 26, Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill entered a Consent
Order reassigning the case for all purposes to Magistrate Judge
Sheila K. Oberto.

Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto earlier granted the Defendants'
Notice of Motion and Motion for Relief from Personally Appearing
at the Jan. 25 hearing on Plaintiff's unopposed Motion for
Preliminary Approval.  The Court held that, as the Defendants will
be afforded the opportunity to telephonically appear at the
hearing, the Plaintiff shall be given the same opportunity.

Accordingly, the Court ordered that all parties may appear
telephonically at the January 25 hearing regarding the Plaintiff's
Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and
Provisional Certification of the Class.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 4, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/JZMCOM from Leagle.com.

Karl Van Lith, Plaintiff, represented by Robert Joshua Wasserman,
Mayall Hurley P.C..

Karl Van Lith, Plaintiff, represented by Vladimir Joseph Kozina --
vjkozinaj@mayallaw.com -- Mayall Hurley P.C..

iHeartmedia + Entertainment, Inc., et al., Defendants, represented
by Jody Landry -- jlandry@littler.com -- Littler Mendelson &
Michael Gerald Leggieri -- mleggieri@littler.com -- Littler
Mendelson.


ILLUMINA INC: Earnings Estimates Misleading, Suit Claims
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Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that in
a federal class action in San Diego, shareholders claim directors
of Illumina (gene sequencing) issued misleading earnings
estimates, and when true earnings were reported the share price
sank by 24.8% in one day, from $224.85 to $139.

The case is captioned, JAMES MCLEOD, Individually and Behalf of
All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. ILLUMINA, INC,
FRANCIS A. DESOUZA, and MARC A. STAPLEY, Defendants, Case No. 17-
cv-0053 (S.D. Cal.).

Counsel for Plaintiff:

     Jennifer Pafiti, Esq.
     POMERANTZ LLP
     468 North Camden Drive
     Beverly Hills, CA 90210
     Telephone: (818) 532-6499
     E-marl: jpafiti@pomlaw.com


IMAGE LINE LLC: "Thomas" Suit Seeks Certification of FLSA Class
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In the lawsuit entitled JOSHUA THOMAS, the Plaintiff, v. IMAGE
LINE, LLC, et al., the Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-00845-DBP (D.
Utah.), the parties have agreed to stipulate to the conditional
certification of a class consisting of:

   "Truck Pushers employed by Wind River Trucking, LLC during the
   last three years".

Joshua Thomas sued Image Line, LLC, Wind River Trucking, LLC, and
Rain Chief Resource Management, LLC alleging violations of the
overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the
wage and hour laws of North Dakota. Specifically, the Plaintiff
alleges Defendants paid him a day rate with no overtime pay for
hours he worked over forty in a workweek. The Plaintiffs allege
other employees are owed overtime for the same reasons, and bring
the case as a collective action under FLSA.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=dpykwf6V

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          David I. Moulton, Esq.
          BRUCKNER BURCH PLLC
          8 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1500
          Houston, TX 77046
          Telephone: (713) 877 8788
          Facsimile: (713) 877 8065
          E-mail: dmoulton@brucknerburch.com

               - and -

          M. Paige Benjamin, Esq.
          P.O. Box 1464
          Provo, Utah 84603
          Telephone: (801) 822 9210
          E-mail: paigebenjamin@mac.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Michael D. Stanger, Esq.
          Ashley Leonard, Esq.
          STRONG & HANNI
          102 South 200 East, Ste. 800
          Salt Lake City, UT 84111
          Telephone: (801) 532 7080
          Facsimile: (801) 596 1508
          E-mail: mstanger@strongandhanni.com
                  aleonard@strongandhanni.com


ISABELLA GERIATRIC: Yudelka Perez May File Amended Complaint
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In the case, YUDELKA E. PEREZ, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ISABELLA
GERIATRIC CENTER, INC., Defendant, No. 13-CV-7453 (RA), (S.D.
N.Y.), District Judge Ronnie Abrams adopted Judge Ronald L.
Ellis's Report and Recommendation granting the Plaintiffs' motion
to amend the Complaint in making clear that the Plaintiffs' claims
encompass the unpaid time that the Plaintiffs worked while 'on
the-clock'.

The Plaintiffs alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act
("FLSA") and the New York Labor Law ("NYLL").

As Judge Ellis indicated in the Report, the parties' failure to
timely object to the Report precludes the appellate review of the
decision, Judge Abrams said.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 23, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/6Y8cHS from Leagle.com.

Yudelka E. Perez, et al., on behalf themselves and of all others
similarly situated persons, Plaintiffs, represented by David
Harrison, Harrisson, Harrison & Associates, Ltd.

Yudelka E. Perez, et al., on behalf themselves and of all others
similarly situated persons, Plaintiffs, represented by Harold
William LeMar, Harrison, Harrison & Associates, Ltd & Julie Salwen
-- julie.salwen@optonline.net -- Harrison, Harrison & Associates
LTD.

Isabella Geriatric Center, Inc., Defendant, represented by Ernest
R. Stolzer -- estolzer@bsk.com -- Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC,
Katherine Susanne McClung -- kmcclung@bsk.com -- Bond, Schoeneck &
King, PLLC, Kevin Joseph O'Connor, Sr. -- koconnor@pecklaw.com --
Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Denis Serkin -- dserkin@pecklaw.com --
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.,(NJ) & Jennifer Barrie Schoch --
jschoch@bsk.com -- Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.


ISLE OF CAPRI: "Brna" Alleges Excessive Kickbacks from Game
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Daniel A. Brna, Ramon Fernandez, and James E. Scott, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Isle
of Capri Casinos, Inc. and Interblock USA, L.L.C., Defendants,
Case No. 0:17-cv-60144, (S.D. Fla., January 20, 2017), seeks
actual damages, prejudgment interest, reasonable attorney's fees
and costs and such other relief resulting from breach of contract,
breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust
enrichment and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act - Florida Statutes,

Capri Casinos, Inc. operates "The Isle" group of casinos,
including The Isle Pompano Park casino in Pompano Beach, Florida.

They are allegedly overcharging commissions to casino fan club
members and customers who use a specific type of gaming machine
called "Organic Dice" manufactured and maintained by Interblock.
Said commissions exceed the amounts permitted under the express
rules of the game.

Interblock is a limited liability company organized under the laws
of the State of Nevada and is authorized to do business in various
states including but not limited to Florida. It is a manufacturer
and distributor of electronic gaming machines.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Cristina M. Pierson, Esq.
      John J. Uustal, Esq.
      John R. Hargrove, Esq.
      Cristina M. Pierson, Esq.
      KELLEY UUSTAL, PLC
      500 North Federal Highway, Suite 200
      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
      Telephone: (954) 522-6601
      Facsimile: (954) 522-6608
      Email: jju@kulaw.com
             jrh@kulaw.com
             cmp@kulaw.com

             - and -

      Daren Stabinski, Esq.
      DAREN STABINSKI P.A.
      267 Egret Way
      Weston, FL 33327
      Telephone (954) 540-9517
      Email: daren@tenderbox.tv


J.C. PENNEY: Settlement in "Ramirez" Suit Gets Initial OK
---------------------------------------------------------
In the case, ROBERTO RAMIREZ and THOMAS IHLE, Plaintiffs, v. J.C.
PENNEY CORPORATION, INC., MICHAEL DASTUGUE, JANET DHILLON, KENNETH
HANNAH, MICHAEL KRAMER, RONALD JOHNSON, and MYRON E. ULLMAN, III,
Defendants, Case No. 6:14-CV-601 (E.D. Tex.), District Judge
Robert W. Schroeder, III granted the Unopposed Motion for
Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and for Related
Relief.

By separate order, the Court said it will enter an order
preliminarily approving the class action settlement, preliminarily
certifying a class for settlement purposes, approving the form and
manner of class notice, preliminarily approving the plan of
allocation and scheduling a date for a fairness hearing.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 3, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/PPfWLV from Leagle.com

Robert A. Meyer, Mediator, Pro Se.

Roberto Ramirez, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Edward H.
Glenn, Jr., Zamansky LLC, Jacob H. Zamansky, Zamansky LLC, Samuel
E. Bonderoff, Zamansky LLC & Bryan Torrey Forman, Forman Law Firm
PC.

JC Penney Corporation Inc, Defendant, represented by Howard C.
Shapiro -- howshapiro@proskauer.com -- Proskauer Rose LLP, Charles
Glen Morris, J C Penney Co Inc, John Frederick Bufe, Potter
Minton, a Professional Corporation, Karl Gustav Nelson, Gibson
Dunn & Crutcher, Michael E. Jones -- mikejones@potterminton.com --
Potter Minton, a Professional Corporation, Robert Rachal --
rrachal@proskauer.com -- Proskauer Rose LLP, pro hac vice & Stacey
C. S. Cerrone -- scerrone@proskauer.com -- Proskauer Rose LLP, pro
hac vice.


JACKSON'S FARMING: FLSA Class Certified in "Sanchez-Rodriguez"
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled CONSTANTINO SANCHEZ-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE ALBERTO
AGUILERA-HERNANDEZ, ULISES EDGARDO CRUZ-GONZALEZ, ESMITH GONZALEZ-
RODRIGUEZ, VALENTIN ALVARADO-HERNANDEZ, DANIEL RODRIGUEZ-GARCIA,
and ESDRAS SAIIT MENDIOLA-BORDES, on behalf of themselves and all
other similarly situated persons, the Plaintiffs, v. JACKSON'S
FARMING COMPANY OF AUTRYVILLE a/k/a JACKSON'S FARMING COMPANY OF
AUTRYVILLE, WILLIAM BRENT JACKSON, and WILLIAM RODNEY JACKSON, the
Defendants, Case No. 7:16-cv-00028-D (E.D.N.C.), the Hon. James C.
Denver entered an order granting Parties' joint motion for class
certification of:

   "all migrant or seasonal agricultural workers who performed
   temporary or seasonal work in agriculture under the H-2A guest
   worker program for Jackson Farming Company of Autryville,
   William Brent Jackson, or William Rodney Jackson at any time
   during calendar years 2015 and through September 28, 2016".

The lawsuit concerns collective and class action claims pursuant
to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the North Carolina Wage
and Hour Act (NCWHA), and the North Carolina common law of
contracts. The Plaintiffs are migrant agricultural workers who
worked for defendants, a farm and its individual officers or
owners, pursuant to the H-2A guest worker program, in and around
Sampson County, North Carolina. The FLSA collective claim, along
with the first NCWHA class claim, seeks payment of back wages and
liquidated damages based upon defendants' alleged failure to
timely pay the class members the named plaintiffs seek to
represent weekly wages that were at least the minimum wage rate.
The second NCWHA class claim seeks back wages and liquidated
damages based upon the alleged failure of defendants to pay all
wages when due at the wage rate that was disclosed to all named
plaintiffs, except Aguilera-Hernandez, and the class members they
seek to represent for all hours worked for those workweeks in
which they performed piece work for defendants. The third NCWHA
class claim seeks back wages and liquidated damages based upon the
alleged failure to pay the named plaintiffs and the class they
seek to represent for travel time "all in a day's work." Finally,
the "Contract Class" claim seeks back wages for the alleged
failure to pay the named plaintiffs and the class they seek to
represent all wages due at the adverse effect wage rate ("AEWR")
or contract rate to which plaintiffs were entitled as a condition
of their employment. Defendants deny liability for all claims.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=s5hLI6OJ


JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Loses Bid to Delay Next Talcum Powder Trial
--------------------------------------------------------------
Amanda Bronstad, writing for The National Law Journal, reports
that Johnson & Johnson has lost a last-ditch attempt to delay the
next talcum powder trial and get lawsuits brought by more than
1,000 women kicked out of Missouri's state courts.

The Missouri Supreme Court's Jan. 24 opinion denied a petition for
writ of prohibition in which Johnson & Johnson asked to delay the
Feb. 6 trial, and five additional trials in 2017, on the ground
that Missouri's state courts have no specific personal
jurisdiction over claims brought by about 1,350 of the 1,410
plaintiffs who don't live in Missouri.

Circuit Judge Rex Burlison had denied Johnson & Johnson's motion
to stay in January, prompting its appeal.

The ruling means that Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America
Inc. will be going to trial for the fourth time in Missouri's 22nd
Circuit Court, where St. Louis juries last year awarded verdicts
of $55 million, $70 million and $72 million in cases alleging its
talcum powder products caused women to get ovarian cancer.  Jury
selection was set to begin on Jan. 30.

Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Carol Goodrich declined to comment.
"The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights
of these women and families to file these claims in a central
location with well-educated jurors, a fair-minded judiciary, and
efficient court system," said lead plaintiffs attorney Ted
Meadows, principal at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis &
Miles in Montgomery, Alabama.

Johnson & Johnson has mounted an attack on Missouri's rules for
expert testimony, which have been heavily used in the trials to
decipher the scientific research behind talcum powder's link to
ovarian cancer.  Its previous attempts to delay upcoming trials
have been unsuccessful.  On Sept. 16, Johnson & Johnson removed a
case just before trial, but a federal judge in the Eastern
District of Missouri remanded the case to the 22nd Circuit Court
five days later.

Johnson & Johnson also has removed cases that could end up
transferred to multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge
Freda Wolfson of the District of New Jersey. Plaintiffs lawyers
have argued against the transfers, and the U.S. Judicial Panel on
Multidistrict Litigation took up oppositions in 12 cases at a
hearing in Miami.

The upcoming trial involves Nora Daniels, 56, a resident of
Columbia, Tennessee, who alleges her use of Johnson & Johnson's
baby powder for 36 years caused her to be diagnosed with ovarian
cancer in 2013.  Her cancer is now in remission following a
hysterectomy and five months of chemotherapy.


KO-ZUSHI JAPANESE: "Dai" Suit Seeks Overtime, Spread-of-Hours Pay
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Xiaguang Dai, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated
Plaintiff, v. Ko-Zushi Japanese Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Ko Sushi
Japanese Restaurant, New Ko-Sushi Japanese Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a
Ko Sushi Japanese Restaurant, New Ko Sushi II Japanese Restaurant,
Inc. d/b/a Ko Sushi Japanese Restaurant, Hui Chen, Sui Chen, Meiyu
Chen, Mai Jiang Zhu, Jim Cai Wang, William T. Cheung, Jimmy Tsuo
and Louis Miu, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-00440, (S.D.N.Y.,
January 20, 2017), seeks unpaid overtime compensation, unpaid
minimum wage compensation, spread of hours premium, liquidated
damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and attorneys'
fees and costs pursuant to New York Labor Laws and the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendants jointly operate a chain of Japanese restaurants in New
York where Dai worked as delivery person at their 1619 York
Avenue, New York location. He also claims that he was not issued
accurate wage statements.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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


LEWIS TREE: "Bricuyet" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime
------------------------------------------------
Andres Soto Bricuyet, and others similarly-situated, Plaintiff, v.
Lewis Tree Service, Inc., a foreign corporation, Defendant, Case
No. 1:17-cv-20267, (S.D. Fla., January 22, 2017), seeks to recover
money damages for unpaid wages, double damages, prejudgment
interest, costs and reasonable attorney's fees pursuant to the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant, Lewis Tree Service, Inc., is a New York corporation
doing business within the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County,
Florida where Plaintiff worked an average of over 63 hours per
week but was not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40
hours per week.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

       Christopher F. Zacarias, Esq.
       LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER F. ZACARIAS, P.A.
       5757 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 230
       Miami, FL 33126
       Telephone: (305) 403-2000
       Facsimile: (305) 459-3964
       E-Mail: czacarias@zacariaslaw.com


LINCOLN NATIONAL: Reduced Monthly Benefits Illegal Claims "Barber"
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Oliver H. Barber, III, on behalf of himself and two classes of
similarly situated persons, Plaintiff, v. Lincoln National Life
Insurance Company, Defendant, Case No. 3:17-cv-00034, (M.D.N.C.,
January 20, 2017), seeks to recover full benefits due and a
declaration of the right to receive future benefits without
improper offsets; prejudgment and post-judgment interest at 12%
per annum; enjoinment of Defendant from making additional illegal
offsets from benefit payments and from administering claims
without using the appropriate and requisite tax reporting
information; disgorgement of any offsets from benefit payments
withheld without using appropriate tax reporting information and/
or any offsets in excess of the amounts properly offset as shown
by appropriate tax reporting information; legal fees and such
other relief as is just and proper under the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act.

Barbers was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and filed for
disability under his insurance plan. Lincoln reduced his monthly
benefits after finding out Barber's was doing freelance political
consulting work. Plaintiff claims this as baseless and illegal.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Clark C. Johnson, Esq.
      Marjorie A. Farris, Esq.
      Michael T. Leigh, Esq.
      STITES & HARBISON PLLC
      400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
      Louisville, KY 40202-3352
      Tel: (502) 587-3400
      Email: mfarris@stites.com
             cjohnson@stites.com
             mleigh@stites.com


LIVING ESSENTIALS: ABC Suit Seeks Certification of Classes
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In the lawsuit captioned ABC DISTRIBUTING, INC., et al., the
Plaintiffs, v. LIVING ESSENTIALS, LLC, et al., the Defendants,
Case No. 5:15-cv-02064-NC (N.D. Cal.), the Plaintiffs will move
the Court in the courtroom of the Hon. Nathanael Cousins for an
order certifying CBC Competitor Class and Costco Competitor Class.

The CBC Competitor Class is defined as:

   "all California wholesale businesses that purchased for re-
   sale, during the applicable limitations period, 5-Hour Energy
   through Living Essentials' broker Paramount Ventures, Inc.,
   where such wholesaler received Living Essentials' $.07/bottle
   "Everyday Discount," and is located in a zip code to which
   Costco Business Centers offered delivery".

The Costco Competitor Class defined as:

   "all California wholesale businesses that purchased for re-
   sale, during the applicable limitations period, 5-Hour Energy
   through Living Essentials' broker Paramount Ventures, Inc.,
   where such wholesaler received Living Essentials' $.07/bottle
   "Everyday Discount."

According to the Notice, the claims at issue here cry out for
class treatment. All of the California Wholesalers were
discriminated against in the same way, over the same period, and
to the benefit of the same goliath competitor, Costco Wholesale
Corporation. As will be seen, there are no significant individual
issues that divide the class, or that would need to be tried
separately. Furthermore, Plaintiffs' expert witness Dr. DeForest
McDuff-an economist who received his Ph.D. from Princeton -- has
developed a damages model that can both accurately determine the
aggregate damages that the class as a whole suffered due to the
discriminatorily high prices they paid, and can calculate the
damages and restitution owing to each individual class member.

A copy of the Notice of Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=fQY5jodK

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Mark Poe, Esq.
          Randolph Gaw, Esq.
          Samuel Song, Esq.
          Victor Meng, Esq.
          GAW & POE LLP
          4 Embarcadero, Suite 1400
          San Francisco, CA 94111
          Telephone: (415) 766 7451
          Facsimile: (415) 7370642
          E-mail: mpoe@gawpoe.com
                  rgaw@gawpoe.com
                  ssong@gawpoe.com
                  vmeng@gawpoe.com


LKQ CORP: Settlement in Wendell H. Stone Suit Has Initial OK
------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly entered an order in the lawsuit
titled Wendell H. Stone Company, Inc., the Plaintiff, v. LKQ
Corporation, the Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-07648 (N.D, Ill.),
granting the motion for preliminary approval of class action
settlement for reasons stated in open court.

According to the Docket Entry made by the Clerk on January 25,
2017, the motion to certify class is terminated as moot. Fairness
hearing is set for May 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

A copy of the Docket Entry is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=7e6vAhk6


LOS ANGELES, CA: Yagman Seeks to Certify Parking Tickets Class
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned STEPHEN YAGMAN, etc., the Plaintiff, v.
ERIC GARCETTI, et al., the Defendants, Case No. 2:16-cv-05944-JAK-
E (C.D. Cal.), Mr. Yagman moves the Court to certify a class of:

   "all persons who were issued parking citations by the City of
   Los Angeles and who were required to pay the amount demanded
   on the citation in order to obtain an initial hearing on the
   validity of the citation, and/or who were not provided a valid
   initial hearing by the citation issuing agency, the City of
   Los Angeles, as is required by California law, and whose
   initial adjudications instead were contracted out by the City
   to a private contractor, Xerox Corporation."

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=FeEQFXQ8

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Joseph Reichmann, Esq.
          YAGMAN & REICHMANN
          475 Washington Boulevard
          Venice Beach, CA 90292-5287
          Telephone: (310) 452-3200


LOVE'S TRAVEL: Apr. 18 Final Settlement Approval Hearing Set
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In the case, IAN MITCHINSON, individually, and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. LOVE'S TRAVEL STOPS &
COUNTRY STORES, INC., an Oklahoma corporation, LOVE'S COUNTRY
STORES OF CALIFORNIA, a California corporation, Defendants, Case
No. 1:15-cv-01474-DAD-BAM (E.D. Cal.), District Judge Dale A.
Drozd set the Final Settlement Approval Hearing on April 18, 2017
and ordered the Plaintiff to file his motion for final approval of
class action settlement by March 21, 2017.

For the purposes of the Settlement, Judge Drozd scheduled the:

     (1) last day for the Defendant to provide Class Data List to
Claims Administrator last January 9, 2017;;

     (2) last day for the Claims Administrator to mail and email
the Notice to Class Members last January 24, 2017;

     (3) last day for requests for exclusion, and notice of
objection to be submitted to the Claims Administrator on March 10,
2017; and,

     (4) last day for Class Counsel to file the Plaintiffs' Motion
for Attorneys' Fees and Costs and Class Representatives'
Enhancement Awards on February 24, 2017.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 3, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/CFoUZT from Leagle.com.

Ian Mitchinson, Plaintiff, represented by Walter L. Haines, United
Employees Law Group, Pc.

Ian Mitchinson, Plaintiff, represented by William A. Kershaw,
Kershaw, Cook & Talley PC, David Roger Markham --
dmarkham@markham-law.com -- The Markham Law Firm, Maggie K.
Realin, -- mrealin@markham-law.com -- The Markham Law Firm, Peggy
J. Reali -- preali@realilaw.com -- The Markham Law Firm & Stuart
C. Talley, Kershaw Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP.

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc., et al., Defendant,
represented by Ryan Lee Eddings -- reddings@littler.com -- Littler
Mendelson, Curtis Alan Graham -- cagraham@littler.com -- Littler
Mendelson & John Greg Coulter -- gcoulter@littler.com -- Littler
Mendelson.


LVNV FUNDING: Judge Gottschall Certified Class in "Tabiti" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Joan B. Gottschall entered an order in the lawsuit
captioned Abayomi Tabiti, the Plaintiff, v. LVNV Funding, LLC, et
al., the Defendant, Case No. 1:13-cv-07198 (N.D. Ill.), granting
Plaintiff's renewed motion for class certification according to
the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 17, 2017.

A copy of the Docket Entry is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=xgqSh8v6


MAGNUSON HOTELS: Gorss Motels Seeks Certification of Class
----------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled GORSS MOTELS, INC. a Connecticut
corporation, individually and as the representative of a class of
similarly-situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. THE MAGNUSON
COMPANY, LLC d/b/a MAGNUSON HOTELS, a Washington limited liability
company, and JOHN DOES 1-5, the Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-
01832-JAM (D. Conn.), the Plaintiff moves the Court for an order:

   a. taking its motion under submission and deferring further
      activity on it until after the discovery cutoff date to be
      set in the Court's upcoming Rule 23 scheduling order, or
      alternatively;

   b. granting Plaintiff's motion for class certification.

A copy of the Amended Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=eCbM4nr9

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

               - and -

          Aytan Bellin, Esq.
          BELLIN & ASSOCIATES LLC
          85 Miles Avenue
          White Plaines, NY 10606
          Telephone: (914) 358 5345
          Facsimile: (212) 571 0284
          E-mail: Aytan.Bellin@bellinlaw.com


MCLANE PACIFIC: "Maxwell" Suit Moved from N.D. Cal. to C. D. Cal.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit titled Shennadoah Maxwell and Charles
Evans, on behalf of themselves, all others similarly situated, and
on behalf of the general public, the Plaintiffs, v. McLane
Pacific, Inc., McLane Suneast, Inc., and McLane Company Inc., the
Defendants, Case No. 3:16-cv-05405, was transferred from the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of California, to the
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
(Western Division - Los Angeles). The District Court Clerk
assigned Case No. 2:17-cv-00550-PA-JPR to the proceeding. The case
is assigned to Hon. Judge Percy Anderson.

McLane is a supply chain services company, providing grocery and
foodservice supply chain solutions.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Adrian Bacon, Esq.
          Todd Michael Friedman, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF
          TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
          324 S. Beverly Dr., No. 725
          Beverly Hills, CA 90212
          Telephone: (877) 206 4741
          Facsimile: (866) 633 0228
          E-mail: abacon@toddflaw.com
                  tfriedman@toddflaw.com

               - and -

          David Thomas Mara, Esq.
          Jamie Kathryn Serb, Esq.
          William David Turley, Esq.
          Katharine McCall, Esq.
          THE TURLEY LAW FIRM APLC
          7428 Trade Street
          San Diego, CA 92121
          Telephone: (619) 234 2833
          Facsimile: (619) 234 4048
          E-mail: dmara@turleylawfirm.com
                  jserb@turleylawfirm.com
                  bturley@turleylawfirm.com
                  kmccall@turleylawfirm.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Matthew C. Kane, Esq.
          Sabrina Alexis Beldner, Esq.
          Sylvia Jihae Kim, Esq.
          MCGUIREWOODS LLP
          1800 Century Park East, 8th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 315 8200
          E-mail: mkane@mcguirewoods.com
                  sbeldner@mcguirewoods.com
                  skim@mcguirewoods.com

               - and -

          David Alan Wimmer, Esq.
          Emily Grace Camastra, Esq.
          SWERDLOW FLORENCE
          SANCHEZ SWERDLOW & WIMMER
          9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 828
          Beverly Hills, CA 90212
          Telephone: (310) 288 3980
          Facsimile: (310) 273 8680
          E-mail: dwimmer@swerdlowlaw.com
                  ecamastra@swerdlowlaw.com


MDL 1827: Court Rejects Modification of Protective Order
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In the case, IN RE: TFT-LCD (FLAT PANEL) ANTITRUST LITIGATION,
Case No. 07-md-01827-SI (N.D. Cal.), District Judge Susan Illston
denied Movant Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology's
motion to intervene for the purpose of seeking modification of the
protective order.

Fanshawe alleges that the manufacturers of liquid crystal display
("LCD") panels engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy that harmed
Canadian consumers of LCD panels and products containing LCD
panels. In the case, Fanshawe seeks a permit to access the data
and expert reports of Dr. Janet Netz.

The Court concludes that Fanshawe has not demonstrated that its
motion for intervention is timely, or that the Court should
exercise its discretion to grant the relief that it seeks.

The Court further finds that Fanshawe has not demonstrated that it
is appropriate to modify the protective order to permit access to
Dr. Netz's reports and data.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 6, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/4EFW8W from Leagle.com.

Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by
Daniel L. Warshaw, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP, Eric B. Fastiff,
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Hilary Kathleen Scherrer -
- hscherrer@hausfeld.com -- Hausfeld, LLP, Brendan Patrick
Glackin, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Bruce Lee Simon
-- bsimon@pswlaw.com -- Pearson Simon & Warshaw, LLP, Clifford H.
Pearson, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw LLP & Richard Martin Heimann,
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.

LG Display Co., Ltd., et al., Defendants, represented by Hojoon
Hwang, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Jerome Cary Roth --
Jerome.Roth@mto.com -- Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Nathan P. Eimer
-- neimer@eimerstahl.com -- Eimer Stahl LLP, Brad D. Brian --
Brad.Brian@mto.com -- Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Christopher
Marisak Lynch -- Christopher.Lynch@mto.com -- Munger, Tolles and
Olson LLP, Christopher Alan Nedeau -- cnedeau@nedeaulaw.net --
Nossaman LLP, David M. Simon -- dsimon@eimerstahl.com -- Eimer
Stahl LLP, Gregory J. Weingart -- Gregory.Weingart@mto.com --
Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP, Holly A. House --
hollyhouse@paulhastings.com -- Paul Hastings LLP, James B. Speta -
- jspeta@eimerstahl.com -- Eimer Stahl LLP, Jonathan Ellis Altman
-- Jonathan.Altman@mto.com -- Munger Tolles and Olson, Justin
Samuel Weinstein-Tull, Kevin C. McCann, Paul Hastings Janofsky &
Walker LLP, Kyle W. Mach -- Kyle.Mach@mto.com -- Munger Tolles &
Olson LLP, Lee F. Berger -- lee.berger@usdoj.gov -- Paul Hastings
LLP, Michael Williams Stevens, Peter E. Gratzinger --
Peter.Gratzinger@mto.com -- Munger Tolles & Olson, Roxana Niktab,
Scott Charles Solberg -- ssolberg@eimerstahl.com
-- Eimer Stahl LLP, Sean David Unger -- seanunger@paulhastings.com
-- Paul, Hastings, LLP, Stephen H. Weil -- sweil@eimerstahl.com --
Eimer Stahl LLP & Truc Thanh Do.


MDL 2502: JPML Sends Lipitor Cases to Calif. State Court
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In the case, IN RE: LIPITOR (ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM) MARKETING,
SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION (NO. II), MDL
No. 2502, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict
Litigation granted the Plaintiffs' Motions to Remand these cases
for lack of diversity jurisdiction:

     -- Case No. 2:14-cv-03232
     -- Case No. 2:14-cv-03239
     -- Case No. 2:14cv-03235,

Each of these cases was originally filed in California state court
against Defendants Pfizer, Inc. ("Pfizer") and McKesson Corp.
("McKesson").  The Plaintiffs allege that Lipitor caused them to
develop Type II diabetes and that, among other things, the
Defendants did not properly disclose the risks associated with
Lipitor. The Defendants removed the actions to federal district
courts in California.

In a November 2016 ruling, the United States District Court for
the District of South Carolina held that Defendant McKesson was
not fraudulently joined as to the California Plaintiffs, that non-
California Plaintiffs were not fraudulently misjoined, and that,
therefore, the Court lacked diversity jurisdiction over the
California actions. Thus, the Court suggested to the JPML that the
actions be remanded to their transferor court for further
proceedings.

A copy of the JPML Order dated January 3, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/Ge8Wxr from Leagle.com.


MEDICAL BUSINESS BUREAU: Class Certification Sought in "Garrette"
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In the lawsuit entitled DERRICK GARRETT, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, the PLAINTIFF, v. DAVID
M. BLASKOVICH, P.C., DAVID M. BLASKOVICH, and MEDICAL BUSINESS
BUREAU, LLC, the DEFENDANTS, Case No. 1:17-cv-00087 (N.D, Ill.),
the Plaintiff asks the Court to certify a class of:

   "(1) all persons who reside in the state of Illinois (2) from
   whom Defendants attempted to collect a debt (3) by sending a
   letter (3) that was the initial communication with the
   recipient (4) which had as its subject "RE: Medical Business
   Bureau/Swedish Covenant Hospital" or, (5) added interest to
   the balance or, (6) which referenced "attorney fees" or, (7)
   which at least once in the letter omitted the requirement that
   a dispute be in writing in order to obligate Defendants to
   obtain verification of a debt, (7) which letter was sent
   within 1 year of the filing of Plaintiff's Complaint".

The Plaintiff brought the class action against the Defendants for
violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The
Plaintiff alleges that Defendants violated the FDCPA by sending a
collection letter that failed to effectively identify the current
creditor to whom the debt is owed, that stated interest had
accrued which Defendants had no contractual right to collect, that
communicated that attorney fees could accrue on the alleged debt
when no such fees were authorized, and that failed to adequately
disclose to Plaintiff that a dispute must be made in writing to
invoke the requirement that a debt collector send verification of
the debt.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=T2sBaWJq

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Michael Wood, Esq.
          Celetha Chatman, Esq.
          COMMUNITY LAWYERS GROUP, LTD.
          73 W. Monroe Street, Suite 514
          Chicago, IL 60603
          Telephone: (312) 757 1880
          Facsimile: (312) 265 3227
          E-mail: mwood@communitylawyersgroup.com
                  cchatman@communitylawyersgroup.com


MESSAGE CENTER: No Default Order in "Tim Huckabee" Case
-------------------------------------------------------
In the case, TIM HUCKABEE DDS, PA, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. THE MESSAGE CENTER,
INC., a North Carolina Corporation, Defendant, No. 5:16-CV-220-FL
(E.D. N.C.), District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan denied the
Plaintiff's motion for entry of default judgment, without
prejudice.

The Court noted that the Plaintiff attempted, but did not cause, a
copy of the complaint and summons to be delivered to an officer or
agent of the Defendant, and that the service was therefore not
effected under Federal Rule 4(h)(1)(B). Accordingly, the Plaintiff
will be deemed to have served defendant with process only if it
complied with the law of the state where the court sits, North
Carolina.

The Court further finds that the Plaintiff attempted service at
the registered office on three separate dates. On two of the
dates, however, the attempted service was near or after 5 p.m.,
the typical time for close of business. Also, the Plaintiff did
not attempt any other method of service directed to defendant's
registered agent at the registered office.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 6, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/OZC1b0 from Leagle.com.

Tim Huckabee DDS, PA, Plaintiff, represented by Patrick H. Peluso
-- ppeluso@woodrowpeluso.com -- Woodrow and Peluso, LLC.

Tim Huckabee DDS, PA, Plaintiff, represented by Ted Lewis Johnson,
Ted Lewis Johnson, Attorney at Law.


MESQUITE OIL TOOLS: "Griffin" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime
-------------------------------------------------------
Kevin Griffin, individually and for others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. Mesquite Oil Tools, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 7:17-
cv-00015, (W.D. Tex., January 20, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mesquite is an oilfield service company with operations in Snyder,
Midland, and Denver City, Texas. Griffin worked for Mesquite as a
tool hand. He claims to have been denied overtime pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Richard J. Burch
      BRUCKNER BURCH, P.L.L.C.
      8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
      Houston, TX 77046
      Tel: (713) 877-8788
      Fax: (713) 877-8065
      Email: rburch@brucknerburch.com

             - and -

      Michael A. Josephson, Esq.
      Andrew W. Dunlap, Esq.
      FIBICH, LEEBRON, COPELAND, BRIGGS & JOSEPHSON
      1150 Bissonnet
      Houston, TX 77005
      Tel: (713) 751-0025
      Fax: (713) 751-0030
      Email: mjosephson@fibichlaw.com
             adunlap@fibichlaw.com


MIDAS INTERNATIONAL: "Filiak" Suit Seeks Class Certification
------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit titled KENNETH FILIAK, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. MIDAS
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, and JOHN DOES
1-100, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-00359 (N.D. Ill.), the
Plaintiff asks the Court to:

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

   2. allow for and schedule discovery to take place on class-
      wide issues;

   3. grant Plaintiff leave to file an amended motion upon the
      conclusion of discovery relating to certification issues;

   4. grant Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification after full
      briefing; and

   5. provide all other and further relief that the Court deems
      reasonable and just.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Stefan Coleman, Esq.
          Adam T. Savett, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF
          STEFAN COLEMAN, P.A.
          201 S. Biscayne Blvd, 28th Floor
          Miami, FL 33131
          Telephone: (877) 333 9427
          Facsimile: (888) 498 8946
          E-mail: Law@Stefancoleman.com
                  Adam@Stefancoleman.com


MIDAS INTERNATIONAL: March 21 Status Hearing in "Filiak" Suit
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The Hon. John Robert Blakey entered an order in the lawsuit
entitled Kenneth Filiak, the Plaintiff, v. Midas International
Corporation, et al., the Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-00359 (N.D.
Ill.), directing an initial status conference on March 21, 2017 at
9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 1725.

According to the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 19,
2017, the parties are advised to review and strictly comply with
the Court's standing order concerning initial status conferences
and the filing of the initial status report (which, in this case,
will be due no later than 3/13/17). The standing order and the
template for the initial status report are available on the
Court's homepage at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov. By way of preliminary
information, the Court expects attorneys to appear at all set
dates. If an attorney has a conflict with a set date, the attorney
must notify Judge Blakey's Courtroom Deputy, Gloria Lewis, at
(312) 818-6699. If appropriate, the Court will then reset the
matter. Advising opposing counsel of a conflict is not a
substitute for communicating with the Court. Attorneys who fail to
appear and fail to notify the Courtroom Deputy of any conflict may
be subject to sanctions. Additionally, the parties are strongly
encouraged to consider consenting to proceed before the assigned
United States Magistrate Judge. Should the parties elect to do so,
they should notify Mrs. Lewis, and the case will be reassigned
upon receipt of the signed consent form.

Plaintiff's preemptive motion for class certification [4], filed
in an effort to address the concerns raised by the Seventh Circuit
Court of Appeals in Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891, 897
(7th Cir. 2011), is denied. Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 136 S.Ct.
663 (2016) and Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 786-87
(7th Cir. 2015) expressly overruled Damasco.

Plaintiff argues that, despite Campbell-Ewald and Chapman, he is
nonetheless required to file such a placeholder motion to prevent
Defendants from picking off his claim and mooting the class
claims. The Court disagrees, citing Brodsky v. Humanadental
Insurance Co., No. 10 C 3233, 2016 WL 5476233, at *5 (N.D. Ill.
Sept. 29, 2016) (Campbell-Ewald "stands for the general
proposition that plaintiffs, not defendants, are the masters of
their complaints."). Finally, the Court notes that Plaintiff
failed to notice the motion for class certification for
presentment as required by Local Rule 5.3. Going forward, the
Court will strike any motion that fails to comply with this rule.

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


NAT'L COLLEGIATE: Faces Another Suit Over Football Concussions
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George Khoury, writing for Findlaw, reports that football is one
of those sports where the fans delight in the big plays and the
big hits.  But, over the last few years, after the controversy
over player concussions and the link to long-term illness was
exposed, big hits are now seen as big risks.

This month, another federal lawsuit was filed against the NCAA by
former college football players alleging long-term injuries
related to concussions suffered while playing college ball.  The
five players are all alleging that the NCAA, as well as the Big 12
conference, failed to warn and protect players from the
long-term risks of concussions.

NCAA Concussion Cases

These cases tend to have the same basic allegation: the schools,
conferences, and leagues knew about the concussion risks, ignored
them, and profited wildly, all while the student athletes bore the
human cost for no compensation.  This most recent lawsuit, filed
in a federal court in Indiana, seeks to hold the NCAA and
conference liable for the injuries and on-going medical care of
injured players.

After the $75 million class action settlement was given
preliminary approval last year, individual players began filing
lawsuits across the country as a result of long-term concussion
injuries.  The big settlement includes terms that affect the NCAA
and college players both current and former, however, it excludes
individual players' injury claims.

These cases have shed light on the dangers of suffering repeated
concussions, as well as the health risks involved with playing
full contact sports.  Over the last few years, the NCAA, as well
as the NFL, NHL, and other sports leagues, have begun to
officially recognize the dangers of concussions.  The NCAA
promulgated new practice guidelines in an effort to reduce
concussion injuries.  The new guidelines suggest that teams should
only have one full contact practice per week, with other practices
having varying levels of lesser contact.


NATIONAL ENTERPRISE: Placeholder Class Certification Bid Filed
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In the lawsuit entitled VINCENT THALMAN, Individually and on
Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v.
NATIONAL ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS, INC., the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-
cv-00119-DEJ (E.D. Wisc.), the Plaintiff moves the Court to enter
an order certifying a proposed class, appointing the Plaintiff as
its representative, and appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its
Counsel.

The Plaintiff further moves that the Court stay the class
certification motion until an amended motion for class
certification is filed, and that the Court grant the parties
relief from the local rules' automatic briefing schedule and
requirement that Plaintiff file a brief and supporting documents
in support of the motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=cBT5kzME

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION: Faces "Lasser" Suit in S.D.N.Y
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Nederlander
Organization, Inc. The case is captioned as Mark B. Lasser, on
behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. Nederlander Organization, Inc.; Hamilton Uptown
Limited Liability Company; Baseline Theatrical Limited Liability
Company; and John Does No. 1-4, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-
00490 (S.D.N.Y., Jan. 23, 2017).

Nederlander Organization, founded in 1912 by David T. Nederlander
and based in Detroit, Michigan, is one of the largest operators of
legitimate theatres and music venues in the United States.

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


NEW YORK: Faces "Johnson" Suit Over Public Assistance
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Pamela Baker, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that a
woman who has been caring for her daughter's child all his life
claims in a class action in Albany, N.Y., that New York unfairly
budgets its neediest children and discriminates against nonparent
caregivers on public assistance.

Lisa Johnson filed the Dec. 28 complaint in Albany County Supreme
Court as the primary caregiver of a grandson, L.R., who turns 5
this year. L.R.'s mother is not in the picture, Johnson says,
noting that the boy belongs to an increasing population of
children cared for by adults other than their parents as a result
of "parental incarceration, drug addiction and mental health
issues."

Regardless of the income or resources of their caregivers, these
children are usually entitled in New York to a form of special
public assistance called child-only grants.

Johnson says L.R. was unfairly denied his full grant, however,
because of her history of taking public assistance.

"Instead of giving the child a public assistance grant for one
person, the defendants treat the caregiver and the child as one
economic unit and prorate the child's public assistance grant,"
the complaint states. "This means that a child such as L.R.
receives one half of a grant for a household of two -- an amount
much smaller than a grant for a household of one -- solely because
he lives with a grandmother who receives public assistance
benefits rather than a grandmother who has any other source of
income. This violates the law."

Though the Albany County Department of Social Services started
reducing Johnson and L.R.'s grants in February 2016, Johnson notes
that she stopped getting public assistance so L.R. has been
receiving his full grant since April 2016.

Johnson complains, however, that it was unfair to reduce L.R.'s
grants in February and March 2016.  She wants the decision by the
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
reversed, and she wants to represent a class of similarly situated
individuals.

Johnson is represented by Susan Antos with the Empire Justice
Center, a nonprofit law firm. Antos has not returned an email
requesting comment.

Census figures show that 2.7 million grandparents are raising
grandchildren nationwide. Like Johnson, who was found eligible for
Supplemental Social Security Income this past March, about a
quarter of them have a disability.

The complaint names as defendants Samuel Roberts and Michele
McClave, commissioners respectively of the Office of Temporary and
Disability Assistance and the Albany County Department of Social
Services. Neither office has responded to a request for comment.

The case is captioned, LISA JOHNSON, and her next friend and
grandson, L.R on behalf of themselves, and on behalf of all
individuals similarly situated, Petitioners-Plaintiffs, against
SAMUEL D. ROBERTS, as Commissisner of the New York State Office of
Temporary and Disability Assistance, and MICHELE, MCCLAVE, as
Commissioner of the Albany County Deparhent of Social Services,
Respondents-Defendant, Index No. 0787-16, SUPREME COURT OF THE
STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ALBANY, filed on Dec. 28, 2016.

Attorneys for the Plaintiff:

     Susan C. Antos, Esq.
     Saima A. Akhtar, Esq.
     Raymond Burke, Esq.
     Empire Justice Center
     119 Washington Ave., 3d floor
     Albany, NY 12210
     Tel: 518-2845
     E-mail: santos@empirejustice.org


NIANTIC: Gamers Want Pokemon Go Full Functionality Restored
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Richard Binder, writing for Legaltech News, reports that recently,
a judge in Spalding County, Georgia, dismissed a claim to hold the
social media company responsible for a car accident in which a
woman was trying out Snapchat's "speed filter."  The feature
tracks how fast users are moving when they take photos, and the
woman was attempting to drive 100 miles an hour to get a "speed
filter" picture.  In doing so, she hit another driver.  Judge Josh
Thacker said that the immunity clause in the 1996 Communications
Decency Act nullified the claim.

So where's the Pokemon GO connection?

Forbes reports that Niantic, the software company behind Pokemon
GO, disables all features of the game when players move at any
speed that suggests they are driving.  Even if players affirm that
they're merely passengers and not behind the wheel, PokeStops
won't spin and Pokemon won't spawn.  Users are hopeful that the
Snapchat decision will result in Niantic restoring Pokemon GO to
full functionality when moving at driving speed.

Paul Tassi, who writes about video games and technology for
Forbes, doesn't think they should get their hopes too high.  Not
only could the Georgia case potentially be appealed, but there's
no guarantee a judge would treat an accident arising from a GPS-
based game the same as one arising from a messaging app.

Mr. Tassi also says the deactivation of functionality is not in
response to any specific legal action arising from Pokemon GO-
related accidents and injuries, although there have been several
since the game's launch.


NONGSHIM CO: Court Certified Buyers' Classes in Antitrust Suit
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit re: Korean Ramen Antitrust Litigation, Case No.
3:13-cv-04115-WHO (N.D. Cal.), the Hon. William H. Orrick entered
an order certifying a DPP Class and IPP Class.

The DPP Class is defined as:

   "all persons and entities in the United States and its
   territories who purchased Korean Noodles directly from
   Defendants Nong Shim Co., Ltd., Nongshim America, Inc., Ottogi
   Co., Ltd., or Ottogi America, Inc. at any time from April 1,
   2003 through January 31, 2010. The Class excludes the
   Defendants Samyang Foods Co., Ltd., Samyang (USA), Inc., Korea
   Yakult, Co., Ltd., Paldo Co., Ltd. and any of their current or
   former parents, subsidiaries or affiliates".

   The Class also excludes all judicial officers presiding over
   this action and their immediate family members and staff, and
   any juror assigned to this action.

The IPP Class is defined as:

   "all persons and entities that purchased "Korean Ramen
   Noodles" in Arizona, California, 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, and the District of Columbia for their own use and
   not for resale, from March 1, 2003 through January 31, 2010.

   For purposes of this definition, "Korean Ramen Noodles" means
   Nongshim, Ottogi and Samyang branded bag, cup or bowl ramen,
   including fried, dried, fresh and frozen noodle products".

   Specifically excluded from this class are any Defendant; the
   officers, directors, or employees of any Defendant; any entity
   in which any Defendant has a controlling interest; and any
   affiliate, legal representative, heir, or assign of any
   Defendant. Also excluded are the judicial officers to whom
   this case is assigned and any member of such judicial
   officers' immediate family.

A case management conference is set for February 14, 2017, at 2:00
p.m. to set a trial date and pre-trial calendar. The parties shall
meet and confer and file a Joint Statement on or before February
8, 2017 proposing dates and identifying any other issues they wish
me to consider at the CMC.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=CGn448WY


NORTH SHORE COMMERCIAL: Baywood Seeks to Certify Class
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In the lawsuit styled BAYWOOD RLTY & CONSTR CORP., the Plaintiff,
v. NORTH SHORE COMMERCIAL DOOR CO., et al., the Defendants, Case
No. 4:17-cv-00022-RLW (E.D. Mo.), the Plaintiff moves the Court
for class certification and requesting the Court to certify as a
class its claim from the Class Action Junk-Fax Complaint against
Defendants North Shore Commercial Door Co. and Matthew T.
O'Donnell for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
of 1991, as amended by the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005.

The Plaintiff also moves to hold in abeyance or stay briefing and
ruling on Plaintiff's Motion for class certification until
completion of discovery and upon further Order of the Court, as
the Court has done previously. The Plaintiff requests that the
Motion for class certification be held in abeyance or stayed in
order to avoid granting Defendants a strategic advantage, allowing
Defendants to make an offer of judgment under Federal Rule, a
common, but now discredited strategy by defendants to "pick off"
named plaintiffs when no motion for class certification has been
granted.

The Plaintiff further asks the Court to appoint Ronald J.
Eisenberg of Schultz & Associates LLP as class counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=RQ6jd8Xd

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Ronald J. Eisenberg, Esq.
          SCHULTZ & ASSOCIATES LLP
          640 Cepi Drive, Suite A
          Chesterfield, MO 63005-1221
          Telephone: (636) 537 4645
          Facsimile: (636) 537 2599
          E-mail: reisenberg@sl-lawyers.com


NOVO NORDISK: Lehigh County Sues Over ADR Price Drop
----------------------------------------------------
Lehigh County Employees' Retirement System, on behalf of itself
and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Novo Nordisk A/S,
Lars Rebien Sorensen and Jesper Brandgaard, Defendants, Case No.
3:17-cv-00209, (D.N.J., January 11, 2017), seeks compensatory
damages, reasonable costs and expenses incurred in this action,
including attorneys' and expert fees and such equitable/injunctive
or other further relief under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceutical company focused on producing
insulin and other diabetes treatments. Plaintiffs allege that Novo
Nordisk connived with Sanofi, Eli Lilly and Merck to increase the
prices of their insulin drugs. Novo Nordisk floated American
Depositary Receipts (ADR) between April 30, 2015 and October 27,
2016. On news of its alleged price-fixing, the price of Novo
Nordisk ADRs declined from $40.94 per ADR on October 27 to $35.66
per ADR on October 28, a decline of roughly 13%.

Lehigh County Employees' Retirement System is a defined benefit
plan providing retirement, disability and death benefits to
workers within the County of Lehigh, Pennsylvania. It purchased
Novo Nordisk ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange and suffered
damages.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company based in Denmark
focusing on diabetes care and is one of the largest producers of
insulin medications. It maintains its U.S. headquarters at 800
Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro. Sorensen served as President and
Chief Executive Officer of Novo Nordisk while Brandgaard served as
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      James E. Cecchi, Esq.
      CARELLA BYRNE CECCHI OLSTEIN BRODY & AGNELLO, P.C.
      5 Becker Farm Road
      Roseland, NJ 07068
      Telephone: 973.994.1700
      Facsimile: 973.994.1744
      E-mail: jcecchi@carellabyrne.com

              - and -

      Gerald H. Silk, Esq.
      Hannah Ross, Esq.
      Avi Josefson, Esq.
      BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER & GROSSMANN LLP
      1251 Avenue of the Americas
      New York, NY 10020
      Telephone: (212) 554-1400
      Facsimile: (212) 554-1444
      Email: jerry@blbglaw.com
             hannah@blbglaw.com
             avi@blbglaw.com


NRA GROUP: Court Certified Settlement Class in "Gadime" Suit
------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled AYLIN GADIME, an individual; on behalf of
herself and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. NRA
GROUP, LLC, a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company, d/b/a
NATIONAL RECOVERY AGENCY, a fictitious entity, the Defendant, Case
No. 2:15-cv-04841-SJF-AKT (E.D.N.Y.), the Hon Sandra J. Feuerstein
entered an order certifying a Settlement Class of:

   "all persons with addresses in the State of New York, to
   whom NRA Group LLC mailed a collection letter, which directed
   the consumer to make a payment using NRA's telephone service
   and/or website, and who paid their alleged debt(s) and were
   charged a "processing fee," between August 8, 2014, and August
   15, 2016."

The Court finds the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate
and finally approves the Agreement submitted by the Parties,
including the Release and payments by NRA.

In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, NRA shall make
these payments:

   a. NRA will create the following two class settlement funds
      (Class Recovery):

      Actual Damage Fund.

      NRA will create an Actual Damage Fund of $160,000.00. Each
      Class Member who did not exclude him or herself and who
      timely returned a claim form ("Claimants") is entitled to
      receive a payment from the Actual Damage Fund in an amount
      equal to 100% of the "processing fee" NRA collected from
      the Class Member.

      Statutory Damage Fund.

      NRA will also create a Statutory Damage Fund of $20,000.00,
      which shall be distributed on a pro rata basis to each
      Claimant.

   b. NRA shall pay Plaintiff $3,500.00.

   c. NRA shall pay Class Counsel $126,500.00 for their
      attorneys' fees and costs incurred in the action. Class
      Counsel shall not request additional fees or costs from NRA
      or the Class Members

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=k0hi7byc


OHIO FIRST: Englemon Seeks to Certify Healthcare Workers Class
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled EBONY ENGLEMON, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. OHIO FIRST
HOME HEALTHCARE, INC., and SADDAT S. AHMED, the Defendants, Case
No. 1:16-cv-01158-MRB (S.D. Ohio), the Plaintiff asks the Court to
conditionally certify a collective of:

   "all current and former home healthcare workers employed by
   Ohio First Home Healthcare, Inc., Saddat S. Ahmed, and/or any
   of its affiliated entities, who were not paid overtime for all
   hours worked over in a work week since January 1, 2015".

The Plaintiff further asks the Court for expedited consideration
of the Motion.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Andrew Kimble, Esq.
          KIMBLE LAW, LLC
          165 Old Henderson Road
          Columbus, Ohio 43220
          Telephone: (614) 983 0361
          Facsimile: (614) 448 9408
          E-mail: andrew@kimblelawoffice.com

               - and -

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


OMNINET VILLAGE: Class Certification Sought in "Stallworth" Suit
----------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled DONELL STALLWORTH, and all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. OMNINET VILLAGE, L.P., OMNINET VILLAGE
LAKE, LLC AND OMNINET PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC., the Defendants,
Case No. 6:16-cv-00546-GAP-DCI (M.D. Fla.), the Plaintiffs ask the
Court to certify a class of:

   "all former and current residents of the Village Lakes
   Apartments, generally located at 4901 Bottlebrush Lane,
   Orlando, Florida, 32808, between the dates of August 12, 2013
   to present who had or have mold or mold spores, or excessive
   moisture in their apartment units".

The case is a dispute between a corporate landlord on one hand and
tenants on the other hand, who are putative class members residing
in an apartment complex located in Orlando, Florida, that consists
of more than 400 units. The named-plaintiff and class
representative, executed a lease agreement with the Village Lakes
Apartments in July 2013. The Defendants' lease agreement with
Stallworth, vis-a-vis Section 25, attempts to "disclaim all
implied warranties," which necessarily includes the implied
warranty of habitability. The lease agreement also contains a
rider that addresses mold prevention and protection within
apartment units. According to the mold rider, Defendants are
required to remove mold from porous surfaces in apartment units;
the rider also instructs that biocides (e.g., bleach), should not
be used on porous surfaces, such as drywall, to remove mold.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Coleman W. Watson, Esq.
          Ronika J. Bell-Carter, Esq.
          WATSON LLP
          189 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 810
          Orlando, FL 32801
          E-mail: coleman@watsonllp.com
                  docketing@watsonllp.com
                  ronika@watsonllp.com
                  docketing@watsonllp.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Dennis O'Connor, Esq.
          Matthew Haftel, Esq.
          O'CONNOR & O'CONNOR, LLC
          840 S. Denning Drive, Suite 200
          Winter Park, FL 32789
          E-mail: doconnor@oconlaw.com
                  mhaftel@oconlaw.com


ONEHALLOWEENNIGHT INC: Faces "McKillop" Suit in Cal. Super. Ct.
---------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Onehalloweennight
Inc. The case is styled as McKillop, Scott A., on behalf of other
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Does 1-10, and
Onehalloweennight Inc., the Defendants, Case No. 34-2017-00206815-
CU-OE-GDS (Cal. Super. Ct., Jan. 23, 2017).

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Rick Morin, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF RICK MORIN, PC
          555 Capitol Mall Ste 750
          Sacramento, CA 95814-4508
          Telephone: (916) 333 2222
          Facsimile: (915) 273 8956
          E-mail: rick@rickmorin.net


OPHTHOTECH CORP: Faces "Micholle" Suit Over Share Price Drop
------------------------------------------------------------
Barbara Leonard writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
investors claim in a federal class action in Manhattan, that
revelations about the efficacy of the macular-degeneration therapy
Fovista, as well as the likelihood of FDA approval, caused
Ophthotech's stock to drop 86 percent, from $38.88 to $5.29 per
share, in one day of trading in December 2016.

The case is captioned, Frank Micholle, Individually and on Behalf
of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. OPHTHOTECH
CORPORATION, DAVID R. GUYER, MICHAEL G. ATIEH, GLENN P.
SBLENDORIO, and SAMIR PATEL, Defendants. Case 1:17-cv-00210-VSB
(S.D.N.Y. January 11, 2017).

Counsel for Plaintiff and Proposed Lead Counsel for the Class:

     Shannon L. Hopkins, Esq.
     Sebastiano Tornatore, Esq.
     Meghan Daley, Esq.
     LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP
     733 Summer Street, Suite 304
     Stamford, Connecticut 06901
     Telephone: (203) 992-4523
     Facsimile: (212) 363-7171


OPTIMUM OUTCOMES: Placeholder Bid for Class Certification Filed
---------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned KEITH NORMANDIN, Individually and on
Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. OPTIMUM
OUTCOMES, INC., the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-00089-JPS (E.D.
Wisc.), the Plaintiff moves the Court to enter an order certifying
a proposed class, appointing the Plaintiff as its representative,
and appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its Counsel.

The Plaintiff further asks the Court to stay the class
certification motion until an amended motion for class
certification is filed, and that the Court grant the parties
relief from the local rules' automatic briefing schedule and
requirement that Plaintiff file a brief and supporting documents
in support of the motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=a5QbwNB9

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


PANASONIC CORP: Faces Air Conditioning System Price-Fixing Suit
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Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
Panasonic and Sanden Corp. conspired to fix the price of auto air-
conditioning systems in Canada and British Columbia from 2000 to
2010, a class claims in the Supreme Court of Vancouver, British
Columbia.

The case is, Darren Ewert, Plaintiff, and Panasonic Corporation,
Panasonic COrporation of North America, Panasonic Canada, Inc.,
Sanden Corporation, Sanden Automotive Components Corporation,
Sanden Automotive Climate Systems and Sanden International (USA)
Inc., Defendants, No. S-170745, In the Supreme Court of British
Columbia, Vancouver Registry.


PARTNERS FOR PAYMENT: Class Cert. Hearing Continued to March 17
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer entered an order in the lawsuit
entitled Kirby Ashley, et al., the Plaintiff, v. Partners for
Payment Relief, DE II, LLC, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-00149 (N.D.
Ill.), granting Plaintiffs' motion to enter and continue
Plaintiffs' motion for class certification without an appearance.

According to the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 17,
2017, the Plaintiffs' motion for class certification is entered
and continued. Initial status hearing is set for March 17, 2017 at
9:30 a.m.

A copy of the Docket Entry is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=VX37noXo


PATENAUDE & FELIX: Placeholder Bid for Class Certification Filed
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In the lawsuit captioned MARGRET BRACE, Individually and on Behalf
of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. PATENAUDE &
FELIX, A.P.C., the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-00120 (E.D. Wisc.),
the Plaintiff moves the Court to enter an order certifying
proposed classes, appointing the Plaintiff as its representative,
and appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its Counsel.

The Plaintiff further moves the Court to stay the class
certification motion until a motion for class certification is
filed, and that the Court grant the parties relief from the local
rules' automatic briefing schedule and requirement that Plaintiff
file a brief and supporting documents in support of the motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=cBT5kzME

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


PENN CREDIT: Court Dismisses "Grind" Suit
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In the case, ANNETTE GRIND, Plaintiff, v. PENN CREDIT CORP. et al,
Defendant, Case No. 2:15-cv-07897-DDP-AS (C.D. Cal.), District
Judge Dean D. Pregerson granted the parties' joint stipulation to
dismiss the Plaintiff's individual claim, with prejudice, and to
dismiss without prejudice the putative class action claims
asserted by Plaintiff.

The Court further ordered each party to bear its respective
attorneys' fees and costs.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 5, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/lDWWjN from Leagle.com.

Annette Grind, Plaintiff, represented by Adrian Robert Bacon, Law
Offices of Todd Friedman PC.

Annette Grind, Plaintiff, represented by Suren N. Weerasuriya,
Callahan Thompson Sherman and Caudill LLP & Todd M. Friedman, Law
Offices of Todd M Friedman PC.

Penn Credit Corporation, Defendant, represented by Charles R.
Messer -- messerc@cmtlaw.com -- Carlson and Messer LLP, David J.
Kaminski -- kaminskid@cmtlaw.com -- Carlson and Messer LLP, June
Grace Felipe -- felipeg@cmtlaw.com -- Carlson and Messer LLP &
Stephen A. Watkins -- WatkinsS@cmtlaw.com -- Carlson and Messer
LLP.


PLS DIABETIC: Podiatry in Motion's Class Cert. Bid Denied
---------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Sara L. Ellis entered an order in the lawsuit styled
Podiatry in Motion, Inc., the Plaintiff, v. PLS Diabetic Shoe
Company, Inc., et al., the Defendant, Case No. 1:16-cv-06444 (N.D.
Ill.), denying Plaintiff's Motion to certify class as moot
pursuant to a settlement.

According to the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 17,
2017, Plaintiff's individual class claims against Defendant are
dismissed with prejudice and Plaintiff's class claims are
dismissed without prejudice, with each party bearing its own
costs.

A copy of the Docket Entry is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=7iVRIUfG


POOLMAN OF WISCONSIN: Reply to Class Cert. Bid Due Feb. 15
----------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. John J. Tharp Jr. entered an order in the lawsuit
captioned Evanston Northshore Hotel Partners, LLC, the Plaintiff,
v. Poolman of Wisconsin, Inc., et al., the Defendant, Case No.
1:15-cv-00422 (N.D. Ill.), taking Defendant's motion for summary
judgment under advisement.

According to the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 11,
2017, the following briefing schedule is entered:

   a. Defendant's Response is due by Feb. 15, 2017;

   b. reply is due by March 8, 2017; and

   c. Defendant's reply to the Plaintiff's class certification
      Motion is due by Feb. 15, 2017.

A copy of the Docket Entry is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=hWTn0kfO


PORTFOLIO RECOVERY: Feb. 21 Hearing on "Garcia" Class Cert. Bid
---------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned Rufino D. Garcia, on behalf of himself
and those similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Portfolio Recovery
Associates, LLC, the Defendant, Case No. 1:15-cv-03685-NLH-JS
(D.N.J.), Mr. Rufino D. Garcia will move for an order certifying
the case as a class action on February 21, 2017 or as soon
thereafter as he may be heard before the Hon. Judge Noel L.
Hillman.

The Plaintiff shall also rely upon the accompanying Memorandum of
Law, Certification of Counsel and Exhibits, and Declaration of
Counsel and Exhibits.

A copy of the Notice of Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=vJnOh2gE

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Christopher Markos , Esq.
          Michael J. Quirk, Esq.
          WILLIAMS CUKER BEREZOFSKY, LLC
          Woodland Falls Corporate Center
          210 Lake Drive East, Suite 101
          Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-1163
          Telephone: (856) 667 0500
          Facsimile: (856) 667 5133
          E-mail: mquirk@wcblegal.com
                  cmarkos@wcblegal.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Amanda L. Genovese, Esq.
          David N. Anthony, Esq.
          TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP
          875 Third Avenue
          New York, NY 10022
          E-mail: amanda.genovese@troutmansanders.com
                  david.anthony@troutmansanders.com


PORTFOLIO RECOVERY: Placeholder Class Cert. Bid Filed in "Pirkle"
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In the lawsuit styled GAIL PIRKLE, MARIE SEVERNS, JOSETTE BAUER,
KEVIN DUNN, and DEBORAH LEVER, Individually and on Behalf of All
Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiffs, v. PORTFOLIO RECOVERY
ASSOCIATES, LLC, the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-00121 (W.D.
Wisc.), the Plaintiffs move the Court to enter an order certifying
a proposed class, appointing the Plaintiff as its representative,
and appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its Counsel.

The Plaintiff further move the Court to stay the class
certification motion until a motion for class certification is
filed, and that the Court grant the parties relief from the local
rules' automatic briefing schedule and requirement that Plaintiff
file a brief and supporting documents in support of the motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=cBT5kzME

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


PROBALANCE INC: Status Hearing in "Ulrich" Continued to March 14
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Jorge L. Alonso entered an order in the lawsuit captioned
John M Ulrich, the Plaintiff, v. Probalance, Inc., the Defendant,
Case No. 1:16-cv-10488 (N.D. Ill.), continuing the status hearing
in the case to March 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

According to the docket entry made by the Clerk on January 17,
2017, Defendant's stipulated motion for extension of time to file
answer or other responsive pleading is granted to February 22,
2017.  The Motion hearing date of January 19 was stricken. The
Plaintiff's motion to certify class is denied without prejudice.
Before the next status hearing, parties are directed to file a
joint discovery report.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=wZkyn3tB


PROJECT INVESTORS: Approval of "Leidel" Case Settlement Sought
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled BRANDON LEIDEL, and MICHAEL WILSON,
individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. PROJECT INVESTORS, INC. d/b/a CRYPTSY, a Florida
corporation, PAUL VERNON, an individual, LORIE ANN NETTLES, an
individual, RIDGEWOOD INVESTMENTS, INC., a New Jersey corporation,
and KAUSHAL MAJMUDAR, individually, the Defendants, Case No. 9:16-
cv-80060-KAM (S.D. Fla.), the Plaintiffs move the Court for:

   1. preliminary approval of the settlement of the class action
      settlement as to Defendants Ridgewood Investments, Inc. and
      Kaushal Majmudar ("KM")(the "Settling Defendants");

   2. certification of the class for settlement purposes as to
      the claims against the Settling Defendants;

   3. approval of the form and manner of notice to putative Class
      Members of the settlement with the Settling Defendants;

   4. the scheduling of a hearing (the "Settlement Hearing") on
      final approval of the Settlement; and

   5. approval of the form and manner of notice to the Class as
      to the claims certified against Defendants Vernon and
      Cryptsy.

The class is defined as:

   "all CRYPTSY account owners who held Bitcoins, alternative
   cryptocurrencies, or any other form of monies or currency at
   CRYPTSY as of November 1, 2015 to the present".

Excluded from the Class are: (1) employees of CYPTSY, including
its shareholders, officers and directors and members of their
immediate families; (2) any judge to whom this action is assigned
and the judge's immediate family; and (3) persons who timely and
validly opt to exclude themselves from the Class.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=sqznn4AK

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Marc A. Wites, Esq.
          WITES & KAPETAN, P.A.
          4400 N. Federal Highway
          Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
          Telephone: (954) 570 8989
          Facsimile: (954) 354 0205
          E-mail: mwites@wklawyers.com

               - and -

          David C. Silver, Esq.
          Scott L. Silver, Esq.
          Jason S. Miller, Esq.
          SILVER LAW GROUP
          11780 W. Sample Road
          Coral Springs, FL 33065
          Telephone: (954) 755 4799
          Facsimile: (954) 755 4684
          E-mail: DSilver@silverlaw.com
                  SSilver@silverlaw.com
                  JMiller@silverlaw.com

Counsel for Defendant Lorie Ann Nettles:

          MARK A. LEVY, ESQ., BRINKLEY MORGAN,
          200 East Las Olas Blvd. - 19th Floor,
          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301;
          E-mail: Mark.Levy@brinkleymorgan.com;

Counsel for the Receiver:

          PATRICK RENGSTL, ESQ.,
          Payton & Rengstl, LLC,
          2 South Biscayne Blvd. Suite 1600,
          Miami, FL 33131

Counsel for Defendants Ridgewood Investments, Inc., and Kaushal
Majmudar:

          Jose G. Sepulveda, Esq.,
          STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER
          ALHADEFF & SITTERSON, P.A.,
          150 W. Flagler Street, Suite 2200,
          Miami, FL 33130
          E-mail: JSepulveda@stearnsweaver.com


PROSTEAM CARPET: Class Certification Sought in "Wegat" Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned JOSH WEGAT and JEFF PUGLISI,
individually, and on behalf of others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. PROSTEAM CARPET CARE LLC, GINA KROHN, and
JAMES F. KROHN, II, the Defendants, Case No. 4:16-cv-01931-HEA
(E.D. Mo.), the Plaintiffs ask the Court to:

   a. certify the case to proceed as a collective action;

   b. order Defendants to identify and provide the above-
      referenced information for technicians that have performed
      work for Defendants at any time within the last three
      years;

   c. order Defendants to provide the information to Plaintiffs
      within 10 days of the Court's order; and

   d. direct the issuance of Plaintiffs' proposed notice and
      consent form to all such persons on an expedited schedule.

The Plaintiffs seek collective action certification to pursue
claims against Defendants for violating the FLSA's requirement to
pay overtime rates for all hours worked in excess of forty (40)
hours per week, and further seek authorization to send notice of
this lawsuit to similarly situated employees under

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=x9xuozE0

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Russell C. Riggan, Esq.
          Samuel W. Moore, Esq.
          RIGGAN LAW FIRM, LLC
          132 W Washington Avenue, Suite 100
          Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
          Telephone: (314) 835 9100
          Facsimile: (314) 735 1054
          E-mail: russ@rigganlawfirm.com
                  smoore@rigganlawfirm.com


QIAGEN NORTH AMERICAN: ARCare Seeks to Certify Class
----------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit captioned ARCARE d/b/a PARKIN DRUG STORE, on behalf
of itself and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
QIAGEN NORTH AMERICAN HOLDINGS, INC., the Defendant, Case No.
2:16-cv-07638-PA-AS (C.D. Cal.), the Plaintiff asks the Court to
certify a class of:

   "all persons and entities who held telephone numbers that,
   after October 13, 2012, received one or more telephone
   facsimile transmissions that (1) promoted the commercial
   availability or quality of property, goods, or services
   offered by "Qiagen," and (2) did not (i) provide a toll-free
   telephone number and facsimile number where the fax recipient
   may make a request to the sender not to send any future ads
   and/or (ii) inform the fax recipient that the sender's failure
   to comply within 30 days of such a request is unlawful."

Excluded from the class are Defendant, any parent, subsidiary,
affiliate, or controlled person of Defendant, as well as the
officers, directors, agents, servants, or employees of Defendant
and the immediate family members of any such person. Also excluded
are any judge who may preside over this case and any attorneys
representing Plaintiff or the class.

The case arises out of Defendant Qiagen North American Holding's
policy and practice of sending facsimile advertisements without
providing the opt-out notice required by the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act (TCPA). Between May 31, 2016 to July 27, 2016,
Defendant transmitted mass-marketing facsimile advertisements to
Plaintiff ARcare d/b/a Parkin Drug Store, sending no fewer than
six facsimile advertisements to Plaintiff's ink-and-paper
facsimile machine. None of these faxes included the opt-out
notices required by law. As Plaintiff is but one of hundreds-if
not more -- to be affected by Defendant's fax blasting activities,
Plaintiff moves this Court to certify this action as a class
action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=B1Kdiwpg

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Gillian L. Wade, Esq.
          Sara D. Avila, Esq.
          MILSTEIN ADELMAN JACKSON,
          FAIRCHILD & WADE, LLP
          10250 Constellation Blvd., Suite 1400
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 396 9600
          Facsimile: (310) 396 9635
          E-mail: gwade@majfw.com
                  savila@majfw.com

               - and -

          Hank Bates, Esq.
          CARNEY BATES & PULLIAM, PLLC
          519 W. 7th Street
          Little Rock, AR 72202
          Telephone: (501) 312 8500
          Facsimile: (501) 312 8505
          E-mail: hbates@cbplaw.com


QUINN MEDICAL: Placeholder Motion for Class Certification Filed
---------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled PROGRESSIVE HEALTH AND REHAB CORP., an Ohio
corporation, individually and as the representative of a class of
similarly-situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. QUINN MEDICAL, INC.,
a California corporation, THUASNE NORTH AMERICA, INC., a
Washington corporation, and JOHN DOES 1-5, Case No. 2:17-cv-00058-
ALM-TPK (S.D. Ohio), the Plaintiff asks the Court to grant a
Plaintiff's placeholder" motion for class certification and brief
in support.

The Plaintiff files the "placeholder" motion for class
certification in order to prevent against a "buy-off" attempt, a
tactic class-action defendants sometimes use to attempt to prevent
a case from proceeding to a decision on class certification by
attempting to "moot" the named plaintiff's claims by tendering the
plaintiff individual (but not classwide) relief.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=oPttN000

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert E. DeRose
          BARKAN MEIZLISH HANDELMAN
          GOODIN DEROSE WENTZ, LLP
          250 E. Broad St., 10th Floor
          Columbus, OH 43215
          Telephone: 614-2221-4221
          Facsimile: 614-744-2300
          E-mail: bderose@barkanmeizlish.com

               - and -

          Brian J. Wanca, Esq.
          Ryan M. Kelly, Esq.
          Ross M. Good, Esq.
          ANDERSON + WANCA
          3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 500
          Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
          Telephone: 847-368-1500
          Fax: 847-368-1501
          E-mail: bwanca@andersonwanca.com
                  rkelly@andersonwanca.com


RAYMOND JAMES: Court Sends "Daccache" Parties to Discovery
----------------------------------------------------------
in the lawsuit titled ALEXANDRE DACCACHE, CARLOS ENRIQUE HILLER
SANCHEZ, PHILIP CALDERWOOD, JOSE ANTONIO PIETRI, JOSE R. CASSERES-
PINTO, TONGYI WANG, JAMES B. SHAW, JOHANNES EIJMBERTS, and LORNE
MORRIS, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,
the Plaintiffs, v. RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC., PEOPLE'S
UNITED FINANCIAL, INC., as successor-in-interest to Chittenden
Trust Company, PEOPLE'S UNITED BANK, ARIEL QUIROS, WILLIAM
STENGER, and JOEL BURSTEIN, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-
21575-FAM (S.D. Fla.), the Hon. John J. O'Sullivan entered an
order granting the Defendant's motion for extension of time to
respond to Plaintiffs' motion for class certification.

The Plaintiffs' motion for class certification is stricken without
prejudice. The Plaintiffs may re-file an amended motion for class
certification on May 30, 2017, to permit the parties to engage in
discovery and provide the plaintiffs with an opportunity to
incorporate any new facts learned through discovery in the amended
motion. The Defendants shall file their response to the amended
motion for class certification on June 30, 2017. The Plaintiffs
may file a reply on July 14, 2017.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=KgHNJMR9


RAYONIER INC: Class Certification Sought in Securities Litigation
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In the lawsuit re: Rayonier Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No.
3:14-cv-01395-TJC-JBT (M.D, Fla.), the Plaintiffs move the Court
to certify the action as a class action, appoint Lead Plaintiffs
as Class Representatives, and appoint Lead Counsel as Class
Counsel.

The class is defined as:

   "all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired
   Rayonier Inc. common stock during the period from October 26,
   2010 through November 7, 2014, inclusive, and who were damaged
   thereby".

   Excluded from the Class are (i) Defendants; (ii) members of
   the immediate family of each Individual Defendant; (iii) any
   person who was an officer or director of Rayonier; (iv) any
   firm or entity in which any Defendant has or had a controlling
   interest; (v) any person who participated in the wrongdoing
   alleged; (vi) Defendants' liability insurance carriers; (vii)
   any affiliates, parents, or subsidiaries of Rayonier; (viii)
   all Rayonier plans that are covered by ERISA; and (ix) the
   legal representatives, agents, affiliates, heirs,
   beneficiaries, successors-in-interest, or assigns of any
   excluded person or entity, in their respective capacity as
   such.

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

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Maya Saxena, Esq.
          Joseph E. White III, Esq.
          Lester R. Hooker, Esq.
          Brandon T. Grzandziel, Esq.
          SAXENA WHITE P.A.
          5200 Town Center Circle, Suite 601
          Boca Raton, FL 33486
          Telephone: (561) 394 3399
          Facsimile: (561) 394 3382
          E-mail: msaxena@saxenawhite.com
                  jwhite@saxenawhite.com
                  lhookerjwhite@saxenawhite.com
                  brandon@saxenawhite.com

               - and -

          David R. Stickney, Esq.
          Jonathan D. Uslaner, Esq.
          Brandon Marsh, Esq.
          BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER
          & GROSSMANN LLP
          12481 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
          San Diego, CA 92130
          Telephone: (858) 793 0070
          Facsimile: (858) 793 0323
          E-mail: davids@blbglaw.com
                  jonathanu@blbglaw.com
                  Brandon.marsch@blbglaw.com

               - and -

          Robert D. Klausner, Esq.
          KLAUSNER, KAUFMAN,
          JENSEN & LEVINSON
          7080 Northwest 4th Street
          Plantation, FL 33317
          Telephone: (954) 916 1202
          Facsimile: (954) 916 1232


RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT: Faces "Del Duca" Suit in Dist. of Minn.
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Receivables
Management Group, Inc. The case is captioned as Frank Del Duca, On
Behalf of Himself and All Those Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff,
v. Receivables Management Group, Inc. the Defendant, Case No.
0:17-cv-00195-DSD-BRT (D. Minn., Jan. 23, 2017). The case is
assigned to Hon. Senior Judge David S. Doty.

Receivables Management offers collection services.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          J D Haas, Esq.
          J D HAAS & ASSOCIATES PLLC
          9801 Dupont Ave S., Ste. 430
          Bloomington, MN 55431
          Telephone: (952) 345 1025
          Facsimile: (952) 854 1665
          E-mail: jdhaas@jdhaas.com


REMINGTON ARMS: Final Approval of "Pollard" Settlement Sought
-------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit titled IAN POLLARD, on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. REMINGTON ARMS
COMPANY, LLC, et al., the Defendants, Case No. 4:13-cv-00086-ODS
(W.D. Mo.), the Parties move the Court to grant final approval of
their Settlement Agreement.

The Court preliminarily approved the deal on April 14, 2015.

The Parties also ask the Court to (1) certify the Settlement
Classes for the purposes of the Settlement Agreement; and (2)
dismiss the action on the merits and with prejudice.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=mN3UNIAT

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Richard Arsenault, Esq.
          NEBLETT, BEARD & ARSENAULT
          2220 Bonaventure Court
          Alexandria, LA 71301
          Telephone: (800) 256 1050
          Facsimile: (318) 561 2592
          E-mail: rarsenault@nbalawfirm.com

               - and -

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

               - and -

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

               - and -

          John R. Climaco, Esq.
          John A. Peca, Esq.
          CLIMACO,WILCOX, PECA,
          TARANTINO & GAROFOLI CO., LPA
          55 Public, Suite 1950
          Cleveland, OH 44113
          E-mail: jrclim@climacolaw.com
                  japeca@climacolaw.com

               - and -

          Richard Ramler, Esq.
          RAMLER LAW OFFICE, PC
          202 W. Madison Avenue
          Belgrade, MT 59714
          E-mail: richardramler@aol.com

               - and -

          Timothy W. Monsees, Esq.
          MONSEES &MAYER, PC
          4717 Grand Avenue, Suite 820
          Kansas City, MO 64112
          E-mail: tmonsees@mmmpalaw.com

              - and -

          W. Mark Lanier, Esq.
          LANIER LAW FIRM
          6810 FM 1960 West
          Houston, TX 77069
          E-mail: wml@lanierlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Jay Dinan, Esq.
          PARKERWAICHMAN LLP
          27300 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 103
          Bonita Springs, FL 34134
          E-mail: jdinan@yourlawyer.com

               - and -

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

The Defendant is represented by:

          John K. Sherk, Esq.
          Amy M. Crouch, Esq.
          Molly S. Carella, Esq.
          Brent Dwerlkotte, Esq.
          SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP
          2555 Grand Blvd.
          Kansas City, MO 64108
          Telephone: (816) 474 6550
          Facsimile: (816) 421 5547
          E-mail: jsherk@shb.com
                  amcrouch@shb.com
                  mcarella@shb.com
                  dbdwerlkotte@shb.com

               - and -

          Dale G. Wills, Esq.
          Andrew A. Lothson, Esq.
          SWANSON,MARTIN & BELL, LLP
          330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 3300
          Chicago, IL 60611
          Telephone: (312) 321 9100
          Facsimile: (312) 321 0990
          E-mail: dwills@smbtrials.com


REV-1 SOLUTIONS: Placeholder Class Cert. Motion Filed in "Ozier"
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In the lawsuit captioned DEBORAH OZIER, Individually and on Behalf
of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. REV-1
SOLUTIONS, LLC, the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-00118-JPS (W.D.
Wisc.), the Plaintiff moves the Court to enter an order certifying
a proposed class, appointing the Plaintiff as its representative,
and appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its Counsel.

The Plaintiff further moves the Court to stay the class
certification motion until a motion for class certification is
filed, and that the Court grant the parties relief from the local
rules' automatic briefing schedule and requirement that Plaintiff
file a brief and supporting documents in support of the motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=cBT5kzME

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


RICHMOND HOMES: Judge Rules against Supplemental Jurisdiction
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In the case, The SEASONS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff(s), v. RICHMOND HOMES OF NEVADA, INC., et al.,
Defendant(s), Case No. 2:16-CV-1816 JCM (CWH), (D. Nev.), District
Judge James C. Mahan denied the Defendant's motion for the court
to exercise supplemental jurisdiction.

A supplemental jurisdiction allows federal courts to hear and
decide state-law claims along with federal-law claims when they
are so related to claims in the action within such original
jurisdiction that they form part of the same case or controversy.

The Court finds that the Defendant is not requesting the court to
exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state-law claims, but
rather two separate state court cases. Because the three cases
remained separate and independent cases in all other regards, the
Court noted that the jurisdiction over the two state court cases
cannot be based on supplemental jurisdiction under Sec. 1367.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 6, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/6eCAit from Leagle.com.

Seasons Homeowners Association Inc., Plaintiff, represented by
Michael C. Rubino, Canepa Riedy & Rubino.

Seasons Homeowners Association Inc., Plaintiff, represented by
Nathanael R. Rulis, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP, Scott K. Canepa,
Canepa Riedy Abele & Costello, Terry W. Riedy, Canepa Riedy Abele
& Costello, J. Randall Jones -- r.jones@kempjones.com -- Harrison,
Kemp & Jones, LLP & Michael J. Gayan -- m.gayan@kempjones.com --
Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP.

Richmond American Homes of Nevada, Inc., Defendant, represented by
Janice M. Michaels -- jmichaels@wshblaw.com -- Wood Smith Henning
& Berman, Robin Marie Holseth, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP &
Stephen N. Rosen, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP.

Aspen Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., Defendant, represented by
Christopher J. Curtis, Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush
Eisinger, Philip Goodhart, Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balenbush &
Eisinger & Sean D. Cooney, Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush &
Eisinger.

Red Rock Mechanical LLC, Defendant, represented by Kenneth Michael
Marias, Cisneros & Marias.


RITE RUG: FLSA Class in "Morales" Has Conditional Certification
---------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled NOE JIMENEZ MORALES, on behalf of himself
and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. RITE RUG CO.,
the Defendant, Case No. 3:16-cv-00072 (M.D. Tenn.), the Hon
Jeffrey S. Frensley entered an order:

   1. granting in part and denying in part the motion to provide
      court-supervised notice of the action to potential opt-in
      Plaintiffs and for conditional Certification of this Case
      as a collective action;

   2. granting Plaintiff's motion of conditional certification of
      the case as a class action under Fair Labor Standards Act
      (FLSA) and granting authorization of notice to the
      prospective class;

   3. denying motion with respect to approval of Plaintiff's
      proposed forms of notice and written consent to join and
      directing the parties to confer and file agreed-upon notice
      and consent forms within 45 days of the issuance of the
      Order; and

   4. denying motion with respect to Plaintiff's request that
      Defendant be ordered to produce "the names, addresses,
      telephone numbers, work location, and corresponding Sham
      Entities of all potential Class members.", and instead
      directing Defendant to produce to Plaintiff the names and
      last known addresses of those individuals who directly
      hired and paid Defendant's floor installation workers,
      described by Plaintiff as "Sham Entities" and Defendant as
      "subcontractors," within 45 days of the issuance of the
      Order.

The Plaintiff argues that Defendant has deliberately avoided its
legal obligations as an employer under the (FLSA) by using "sham
entities" as pass-through employers for individuals who are, in
fact, floor covering installation employees of Defendant. The
Plaintiff contends that as a result of this practice, he and other
similarly situated employees have been denied workplace
protections to which they are entitled, including workers'
compensation coverage, unemployment insurance benefits, payroll
tax withholdings, health insurance coverage, and overtime pay.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=n1LKiPr9


RS&H INC: Conditional Class certification Sought in "Jones" Suit
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In the lawsuit entitled BRADLEY JONES, on behalf of himself and
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. RS&H, INC., the
Defendant, Case No. 8:17-cv-00054-SCB-JSS (M.D. Fla.), the
Plaintiff moves the Court to conditionally certify a class of:

   "former employees who were terminated within 300 days prior to
   the filing of Jones' EEOC Charge, and authorize Plaintiff to
   mail notice of the lawsuit and their opt-in rights to the
   class along with a consent to join form".

The case is a collective action brought pursuant to the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and the
applicable provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
(FLSA). The Plaintiff Bradley Jones filed the action against
Defendant RS&H, Inc., to remedy age discrimination in violation of
the ADEA and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, Ch. 769, Fla.
Stat. (2013). Jones, on behalf of himself and other similarly
situated employees, alleges that RSH engaged in a pattern and
practice of disparate treatment against older workers.
Specifically, Jones contends that RSH utilizes reductions in force
to target older workers for termination based upon age.

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

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Kendra D. Presswood, Esq.
          SHANKMAN LEONE, P.A.
          707 N. Franklin Street, 5th Floor
          Tampa, FL 33602
          Telephone: (813) 223 1099
          Facsimile: (813) 223 1055
          E-mail: kpresswood@shankmanleone.com


RT MIDWEST: Class Cert. Bid in "Bernal" Premature, Court Says
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The Hon. Amy J. St. Eve entered an order in the lawsuit captioned
Jose Rafael Bernal, the Plaintiff, v. RT Midwest Holdings, LLC, et
al., the Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-00412 (N.D. Ill.), denying
without prejudice as premature Plaintiff's motion to certify a
class.

According to the docket entry was made by the Clerk on January 23,
2017, the Defendants are on notice that this a putative class
action.

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


SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: Phone Users' Suits Can Proceed, 9th Cir Says
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Helen Christophi, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported
that the Ninth Circuit on January 19, handed victories to two
Galaxy smartphone users whose class action claims in San
Francisco, can now move forward in court, despite Samsung's push
to settle them through arbitration.

The first case, filed in 2014 by Daniel Norcia in San Francisco,
claimed Samsung programmed its 16 gigabyte Galaxy S4 smartphone to
give users the impression it runs faster and performs better than
it actually does. Norcia also claimed Samsung lied to consumers
about how much storage capacity the phone has.

Samsung challenged the lawsuit over an arbitration agreement in
the warranty booklet that came with Norcia's phone. Norcia said he
never knew about the arbitration agreement because he left the
booklet and the box at the store, taking home only the phone and
other hardware.

Samsung moved to compel Norcia to arbitrate his claims anyway,
arguing that even though Norcia didn't take the booklet and box
with him, he received the warranty and the arbitration agreement
when he bought the phone.

But a federal judge denied Samsung's motion to compel, finding
that though Norcia voluntarily declined the box, he hadn't entered
into a contract for arbitration because he wasn't aware of the
arbitration clause before buying the phone.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's ruling, rejecting
Samsung's argument that the warranty booklet that came in the box
of Norcia's Galaxy S4 created a binding contract between him and
Samsung to arbitrate his claims.

"No contract was formed between Norcia and Samsung, and Norcia is
not bound by the arbitration provision contained in the brochure,"
wrote U.S. Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta for a three-judge panel.

In a phone interview on January 19, Norcia's attorney Eduardo Roy
said the Ninth Circuit's decision was an easy one.

"The court decided this based on basic, first-year contract
principles you'll find at any law school," he said. "You can't
throw in after-the-fact terms and try to enforce them."

Clarifying that Norcia's complaint involved a non-warranty
dispute, Ikuta said the court had analyzed Samsung's arguments
through the lens of California contract law, not warranty law.

California contract law, Ikuta said, generally states that
"silence or inaction does not constitute acceptance of an offer,"
and noted that courts have rejected the argument that a buyer's
silence means he or she has agreed to a contract even without
knowing a contract was on offer.

Samsung failed to show any exception to that rule that would have
saved its argument, Ikuta added in the 22-page opinion.

"In the absence of an applicable exception, California's general
rule for contract formation applies," she said.

The panel further held that the warranty brochure that came with
Norcia's phone isn't enforceable as an in-the-box contract,
either, saying Samsung had misunderstood the difference between
California warranty law and contract law.

Samsung had argued that the terms and conditions included in a
brochure in a product box constitute a binding contract between
the manufacturer and the consumer, and that Norcia had accepted
Samsung's arbitration offer in the warranty booklet.

But Ikuta said Samsung's argument swung on a question of public
policy, and that the legislature -- not the courts -- sets a
state's public policy.

"If the California Legislature believes that its current
commercial code fails to strike an appropriate balance between
consumer expectations and the burden on commerce, it can amend the
law," she said.

The second case, filed in 2014 by Hoai Dang in San Jose, claimed
Samsung infringed on Apple's patents in manufacturing the Galaxy
S3, diminishing its intrinsic and resale value after patent
infringement verdicts in Apple's favor.

Dang, too, said he never accepted the arbitration agreement in the
product guide that came with his phone because he didn't know it
existed. He told the Ninth Circuit in a brief  that no one
informed him the guide contained contractual terms he would be
bound by if he didn't opt out within 30 days of purchase, nor did
the phone's box alert him to the existence of those terms.

"Important contractual terms shouldn't be hidden like a needle in
a haystack or an afterthought deep in a product safety manual, and
we're glad that the Ninth Circuit enforced California law on this
issue and allowed Mr. Dang to continue litigating the merits of
his case in court," Karla Gilbride, Dang's attorney, said in an
email on January 19.

Just as in Norcia's case, Samsung had argued that Dang agreed to
the warranty, including its arbitration provision, as soon as he
bought the phone.

But unlike Norcia's case, a federal judge in August 2015 granted
Samsung's motion to compel arbitration, finding that even if Dang
didn't read the arbitration clause, he was still bound by it.

On January 19, the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the lower
court's decision, finding that Dang and Samsung didn't form an
agreement to arbitrate under California law.

Neither Dang's failure to expressly agree to the arbitration
clause in his brochure nor his failure to opt out of it
constituted an agreement, Ikuta said in a three-page memorandum,
because as in Norcia's case, Dang's silence didn't amount to
acceptance of a contract under state law.

And similar to Norcia's case, including an arbitration clause in
the product box didn't constitute an exception to the law, she
said.

Chief Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas and Circuit Judge Carlos Bea
joined the opinion.

Gilbride, who is with Public Justice in Washington, said that both
she and Dang were pleased with the court's decisions in both
cases.

Roy predicted on January 19, decisions will make it more difficult
for companies to compel consumers into arbitration based on
warranty clauses they didn't know about.

"They'll have to change the process by which they sneak in
arbitration agreements," he said. "It will have to be open;
consumers will have to consent to it."

Roy is with Prometheus Partners in San Francisco.

Samsung was represented in the Norcia case by Sean Unger with Paul
Hastings in San Francisco; and in the Dang case by Mark Dosker
with Squire Patton Boggs, also in San Francisco.

Samsung's attorneys did not return requests for comment on
January 19.


SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Court Certifies 2 Classes in "Topete" Suit
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit entitled George Topete et al., the Plaintiffs, v.
County of San Bernardino, Defendant, Case No. 5:16-cv-00355-VAP-
DTB (C.D. Cal.), the Hon. Virginia A. Phillips entered an order
granting certification of two classes:

Plaintiff Class of:

   "[a]ll people who are now, or in the future will be,
   incarcerated in the San Bernardino County jails"; and

Plaintiff Subclass of:

   "all people who are now, or in the future will be,
   incarcerated in the San Bernardino County jails and who have a
   psychiatric and/or intellectual disability, as defined under
   the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. section
   12101 et seq., and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29
   U.S.C. section 794."

The Court further certifies Plaintiffs Jaime Jaramillo, Monique
Lewis, Joshua Mills, and Rahshun Turner as representatives of the
Plaintiff Class and Plaintiff Subclass, and the Court certifies
The Prison Law Office as counsel for the Plaintiff Class and
Plaintiff Subclass.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=w9epioKn


SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Court Sends "Turner" Suit to Mediation
----------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit titled Rahshun Turner, et al v. County of San
Bernardino, Case N5:16-cv-00355-VAP-DTB (C.D. Cal.), the Hon.
Virginia A. Phillips heard oral argument and took the matter under
submission on the joint motion for class certification.

The Court directed counsel to proceed with mediation proceedings
as prescribed on the record.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=HILRQ3vu

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Margot Mendelson, Esq.
          PRISON LAW OFFICE
          1917 5th St
          Berkeley, CA 94710 1916
          E-mail: margot.mendelson@aya.yale.edu

The Defendant is represented by:

          Martin H. Dodd, Esq.
          FUTTERMAN DUPREE DODD
          CROLEY MAIER LLP
          180 Sansome Street, Suite 1700
          San Francisco, CA 94104


SANTA CLARA VALLEY: "Estorga" Suit Seeks to Certify FLSA Class
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled ROBERT ESTORGA, on behalf of himself and
other persons similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. SANTA CLARA
VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, the Defendant, Case No. 5:16-cv-
02668-BLF (N.D. Cal.), the Plaintiffs seek conditional
certification pursuant to Fair Labor Standards Act of:

   "all persons who are or have been employed by the Defendant,
   Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and perform
   or performed services as a bus operator 1) who did not opt
   into the decision of Rai v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation
   Authority  (N.D. Cal. 2016) Case No. 5:12-cv-04344-PSG ("Rai")
   and is or has been a bus operator for VTA within the period of
   the statute of limitations and 2) who opted in to Rai and
   performed services as a bus operator on or after January 27,
   2016.

The Plaintiffs also move the Court to enter an Order:

   1. requiring that the notice filed herewith be sent to all
      putative FLSA Collective Class Members; and

   2. approving the form and content of the proposed FLSA Notice
      and Consent to Join forms;

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Xj7TIohH

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          William J. Flynn, Esq.
          Benjamin K. Lunch, Esq.
          NEYHART, ANDERSON,
          FLYNN & GROSBOLL
          369 Pine Street, Suite 800
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 677 9440
          Facsimile: (415) 677 9445
          E-mail: wflynn@neyhartlaw.com
                  blunch@neyhartlaw.com


SHELL ENERGY: Revised Class Notice in "Walney" Suit Due Feb. 6
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the case, THOMAS J. WALNEY and RODNEY A. BEDOW, SR.,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. SWEPI LP and SHELL ENERGY HOLDING GP, LLC,
Defendants, Civil Action No. 13-102 Erie (W.D. Pa.), Chief
District Judge Joy Flowers Conti directed the parties to submit to
the Court for final approval on or before February 6, 2017,
revised forms of class notice and a revised class notice order.

The Order was made pursuant to the Court's decision to grant the
Plaintiffs' Second Motion to Amend Class Definition.

The approved class definition refers to:

     Every person who on or after March 14, 2009, signed a
     Pennsylvania oil and gas lease (labeled PA Paid Up Lease
     Rev. 06.09.2011 or PA Paid Up Lease Rev. 05.01.2011) and/or
     memorandum thereof in favor of and recorded by SWEPI, LP and
     received, in exchange therefore, a draft instrument in the
     amount of the corresponding lease bonus, which draft was
     neither paid nor replaced by a subsequently issued draft or
     check relating to the same (or substantially the same)
     property.

The Court further ordered that the parties' Joint Contested Motion
for Approval of Plan of Class Action Notice is granted, and the
parties are directed to incorporate modifications to the class
notice forms and class notice order, as set in the accompanying
opinion.

Meanwhile, the Court denied as moot the Plaintiffs' Motion to
Expedite Entry of Orders.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 23, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/9a4tD9 from Leagle.com.

THOMAS J. WALNEY, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Joseph E.
Altomare, The Law Office of Joseph Altomare.

THOMAS J. WALNEY, Plaintiff, represented by Richard N. Lettieri
-- rlettierilaw@live.com -- Lettieri Law Firm, LLC.

SWEPI LP, et al., Defendants, represented by Jeremy A. Mercer --
JMercer@BlankRome.com -- Blank Rome LLP & Daniel M. McClure --
dan.mcclure@nortonrosefulbright.com -- Norton Rose Fulbright US
LLP.


SHELTER MUTUAL: Goodner Seeks Preliminary Approval of Settlement
----------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled MICHAEL GOODNER and ROBBIE GOODNER,
Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, the Defendant,
Case No. 4:14-cv-04013-SOH (W.D. Ar.), the Plaintiffs ask the
Court to enter an order:

   1. granting preliminary approval of a proposed settlement;

   2. appointing Plaintiffs as Class Representatives;

   3. appointing Class Counsel;

   4. directing that notice of the proposed settlement be
      given to members of the Class in the proposed form and
      manner;

   5. scheduling a hearing before the Court to determine whether
      the proposed settlement should be finally approved;

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=kOg5PlNX

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          John C. Goodson, Esq.
          Matt Keil, Esq.
          KEIL & GOODSON P.A.
          406 Walnut Street
          Texarkana, AR 71854
          Telephone: (870) 772 4113
          Facsimile: (870) 773 2967

               - and -

          Matthew L. Mustokoff, Esq.
          Richard A. Russo, Jr.
          KESSLER TOPAZ MELTZER & CHECK, LLP
          280 King of Prussia Road
          Radnor, PA 19807
          Telephone: (610) 667 7706
          Facsimile: (610) 667 7056

               - and -

          Jason E. Roselius, Esq.
          THE ROSELIUS LAW FIRM
          13190 N. MacArthur Blvd.
          Oklahoma City, OK 73142
          Telephone: (405) 603 2222
          Facsimile: (405) 603 2250

               - and -

          A.F. Tom Thompson, III, Esq.
          Kenneth P. Casey Castleberry, Esq.
          MURPHY, THOMPSON, ARNOLD,
          SKINNER & CASTLEBERRY
          555 East Main Street, Suite 200
          Post Office Box 2595
          Batesville, AR 72503-2595
          Telephone: (870) 793 3821
          Facsimile: (870) 793 3815

               - and -

          George L. McWilliams, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF
          GEORGE L. MCWILLIAMS, P.C.
          406 Walnut Street
          Texarkana, AR 71854
          Telephone: (870) 772 2055
          Facsimile: (870) 773 2967

               - and -

          James M .Pratt, Jr.
          JAMES M .PRATT, JR., PA
          144 Washington NW
          Post Office Box 938
          Camden, AR 71701
          Telephone: (870) 836 7328
          Facsimile: (870) 837 2405

               - and -

          Richard E. Norman, Esq.
          R. Martin Weber, Jr.
          CROWLEY NORMAN LLP
          Three Riverway, Suite 1775
          Houston, TX 77056
          Telephone: (713) 651 1771
          Facsimile: (713) 651 1775

              - and -

          W.H. Taylor, Esq.
          Stevan E. Vowell, Esq.
          William B. Putman, Esq.
          Timothy J. Myers, Esq.
          TAYLOR LAW PARTNERS
          303 E. Millsap Road
          P.O. Box 8310
          Fayetteville, AR 72703
          Telephone: (479) 443 5222


SOLANO COUNTY, CA: "Foster" Labor Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Sherry Foster, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated
individuals, Plaintiffs, v. County of Solano, Defendant, Case No.
2:17-cv-00159, (E.D. Cal., January 24, 2017), seeks unpaid
overtime and other compensation, interest thereon, liquidated
damages, costs of suit and reasonable attorney fees under the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

Defendant is a political subdivision of the State of California
where the Plaintiff worked as a county employee for three years.
Defendant allegedly failed to pay Foster overtime pay and excluded
the remunerations it paid Plaintiffs and similarly situated
individuals in lieu of contributions towards medical benefits.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      David E. Mastagni, Esq.
      Isaac S. Stevens, Esq.
      Ace T. Tate, Esq.
      MASTAGNI HOLSTEDT A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
      1912 "I" Street
      Sacramento, CA 95811
      Telephone: (916) 446-4692
      Facsimile: (916) 447-4614


SOUTHERN TRANSPORT: "Ponce de Leon" Suit Has Conditional Cert.
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The Hon. Federico S. Moreno entered an order in the lawsuit titled
MIGUEL PONCE DE LEON, the Plaintiff, v. SOUTHERN TM NSPORT GROUP,
and LEYDA ESCOBAR, the Defendants, Case No. 1:16-cv-23879-FAM
(S.D, Fla.), adopting Magistrate Judge's report and recommendation
and granting Plaintiff's motion for conditional certification of
collective action under the Fair Labor Standards act.

The Court said, "The matter was referred to the Hon. John J.
O'Sullivan, United States Magistrate Judge Conditional
Certification of Collective Action under the Fair Labor Standards
Act, Production by Defendant of a Comprehensive List of Present
and Former Employees, and Court-Authorized for a Report and
Recommendation on Plaintiff's Omnibus Motion for Mailing of Opt-in
Notices, with Proposed Notice and Opt-in Form, filed on October
11. 2016. The Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation
on December 20. 2016. The Court has reviewed the entire file and
record. The Court has made a de novo review of the issues and
notes that no objections were filed to the Magistrate Judge's
Report and Recommendation."

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


SPEEDYPC SOFTWARE: Beaton Seeks Certification of Class & Subclass
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In the lawsuit captioned ARCHIE BEATON, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. SPEEDYPC
SOFTWARE, a British Columbia company, the Defendant, Case No.
1:13-cv-08389 (N.D, Ill.), the Plaintiff moves the Court to
certify the following Class and Subclass:

   "all individuals living in the United States who downloaded a
   free trial of SpeedyPC Pro and thereafter purchased the full
   version between October 28, 2011 and November 21, 2014"; and

   "all Class members who reside in Illinois, California,
   Colorado, Florida, New York, Oregon, Alabama, Tennessee, New
   Jersey, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Vermont,
   Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington, D.C."

The Plaintiff further move the Court to enter an order:

   1. appointing Plaintiff as representative of the Class and
      Subclass;

   2. appointing Plaintiffs' counsel, Rafey S. Balabanian and
      Benjamin H. Richman of Edelson PC as class counsel; and

   3. awarding such other and further relief as the Court deems
      reasonable and just.

Excluded from the Class and Subclass are (1) Defendant,
Defendant's agents, subsidiaries, parents, successors,
predecessors, and any entity in which Defendant or its parents
have a controlling interest, and those entity's current and former
employees, officers, and directors, (2) the Judge to whom this
case is assigned and the Judge's immediate family, (3) persons who
execute and file a timely request for exclusion from the Class and
Subclass, (4) persons who have had their claims in this matter
finally adjudicated and/or otherwise released,
and (5) the legal representatives, successors, and assigns of any
such excluded person.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=CTBU3uBF

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Benjamin H. Richman, Esq.
          Courtney C. Booth, Esq.
          Amir C. Missaghi, Esq.
          Rafey S. Balabanian, Esq.
          EDELSON PC
          350 North LaSalle Street, 13th Floor
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: (312) 589 6370
          Facsimile: (312) 589 6378
          E-mail: brichman@edelson.com
                  cbooth@edelson.com
                  amissaghi@edelson.com
                  rbalabanian@edelson.com


SSM HEALTH: "Mayberry" Plaintiffs Bid to Strike Disclosures Nixed
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In the case, CHRISTINA MAYBERRY, et al., individually and on
behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. SSM HEALTH
BUSINESSES, d/b/a SSM HOME CARE and/or SSM HEALTH AT HOME,
Defendant, Case No. 4:15-CV-1680-CEJ (E.D. Miss.), District Judge
Carol E. Jackson denied the Plaintiffs' motion to strike the
Defendant's declarations that were submitted in support of its
opposition to the Plaintiff's motion to conditionally certify
class.

The Court finds that the Defendant's disclosures generally
identified employees of the St. Louis and St. Louis West Home Care
branch locations as potential witnesses. The Defendant also
specifically identified declarant Amy Wynn in a supplemental
production. Moreover, the Court finds that despite having this
information, the Plaintiffs did not seek to depose Wynn or any of
the other declarants. Further, the Plaintiffs did not challenge
the Defendant's objections or answers, although they could have
done so.

The Court finds that Defendant's disclosures were adequate under
Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 26(a)(1). However, even if the disclosures were
insufficient, the Defendant's failure to specifically name the
declarants was harmless. The Court noted that the Plaintiffs have
not shown that they will be prejudiced by the declarations.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 6, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/Vl2iNl from Leagle.com.

Cleo Mayfield, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Russell C.
Riggan, RIGGAN LAW FIRM, LLC & Samuel W. Moore --
smoore@rigganlawfirm.com -- RIGGAN LAW FIRM, LLC.

SSM Health Businesses, Defendant, represented by Amy L. Blaisdell
-- apb@greensfelder.com -- GREENSFELDER AND HEMKER, PC & Molly R.
Batsch -- mrb@greensfelder.com -- GREENSFELDER AND HEMKER, PC.


SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY: "Watts" Plaintiff May File Amended Suit
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In the case, SHARON WATTS, TARA LUCENTE, MICHELLE ATKINSON, JAMIE
CULOSO, AND CATHERINE ANDES, Plaintiffs, v. THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK,
SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, SERGEANT JOSEPH FOTI, AND
OFFICER SANTA CRUZ, Defendants, No. 2:13-cv-01691 (AMD) (AKT),
(E.D.N.Y.), District Judge Ann M. Donnelly approved the
Plaintiffs' motion for leave to amend their complaint.

The Plaintiffs allege violations of 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 due to
sexual assault and harassment that they suffered while
incarcerated at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility.

The Court finds that the Plaintiffs may amend their complaint to
(1) remove their class claims; (2) add Janet Viola as an
individual plaintiff; and (3) provide additional detail about the
Defendants' retaliation against two of the Plaintiffs.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 6, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/g9m4x4 from Leagle.com.

Sharon Watts, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Raymond Audain,
Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart & Shirley Lin, Outten &
Golden LLP.

Tara Lucente, Plaintiff, represented by Darnley Dickinson Stewart,
Outten & Golden LLP, Raymond Audain, Giskan Solotaroff Anderson &
Stewart & Shirley Lin, Outten & Golden LLP.

The County Of Suffolk, Defendant, represented by Arlene S.
Zwilling, Suffolk County Attorney, Christopher A. Jeffreys,
Suffolk County Attorney & Susan A. Flynn, Suffolk County
Attorney's Office.


SUNTRUST BANK: Ga. App. Ct. Sends "Bickerstaff" to Trial Court
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A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals of Georgia remanded
the case captioned, BICKERSTAFF, v. SUNTRUST BANK, No. A14A1780
(Ga. App.) to the trial court to determine whether the Defendant
waived a right to compel arbitration against the putative class
members other than the Plaintiff.

The case involves a dispute between a bank customer, Jeff
Bickerstaff, Jr., and SunTrust over whether the parties were
required to arbitrate their disagreement over allegedly usurious
bank card overdraft fees.

The Court of Appeals declined to address whether the trial court
erred in failing to find that the Defendant was barred from
enforcing its arbitration clause against the putative class
members other than the Plaintiff, and instead remanded the matter
to the trial court for determination, if necessary, if and when a
class is certified.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 5, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/bUWql4 from Leagle.com.


SUSHI MARU: "Choi" Action Asserts Lack of Employee Benefits
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Dae Sub Choi, for himself and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs, v. Sushi Maru Express Corp., Sushi Nara, Komolo, Inc.,
Kevin Kim, Hak Jae Lim, ABC Companies 1-50, and John Does 1-30,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-00191, (S.D. N.Y., January 11, 2017),
seeks compensatory damages, including back pay, front pay,
punitive and liquidated damages, damages for emotional distress,
liquidated damages, penalties, costs of action including expert
fees, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees and
such other and further legal and equitable relief under the Fair
Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Laws.

Defendants jointly operate a network of "sushi corners" at various
supermarket chains and specialty food store chains as joint
ventures or as tenants or sub-tenants. Plaintiff was employed as a
sushi chef and claims to be denied lawful wage and hour benefits
including overtime and spread of hours pay.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Michael S. Kimm, Esq.
      Adam Garcia, Esq.
      KIMM LAW FIRM
      333 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 106
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
      Tel: 201-569-2880


SYNGENTA AG: Wisconsin Court Stays "Hammerstrom" Suit
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In the case, GABRIEL HAMMERSTROM, Plaintiff, v. SYNGENTA AG,
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG, SYNGENTA CORPORATION, SYNGENTA CROP
PROTECTION LLC, and SYNGENTA SEEDS LLC, Defendants, Case No. 16-
CV-1685-JPS (E.D. Wis.), District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller granted
the Defendants' motion to stay proceedings pending a decision from
the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) whether to
transfer the action into the existing multidistrict litigation
(MDL) in the District of Kansas.

The case is putative class action filed by the Plaintiff under the
Lanham Act against the Defendants arising from the Defendants'
decision to commercialize corn seeds containing a certain
genetically modified trait that had not been approved for import
by the Chinese government.

The JPML has established a related MDL against the Defendants in
the District of Kansas and the Defendants have filed with the JPML
a notice that the action is a potential tag-along to the MDL.

The Court further ordered that the matter is stayed until 21 days
after the JPML determines whether to transfer the action into the
MDL established in the District of Kansas and completes any
transfer of the action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1407.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 3, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/zRcpEB from Leagle.com.

Gabriel Hammerstrom, Plaintiff, represented by Charles N. Nauen
-- cnnauen@locklaw.com -- Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP.

Gabriel Hammerstrom, Plaintiff, represented by Robert K. Shelquist
-- rkshelquist@locklaw.com -- Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP.

Syngenta Corporation, et al., Defendants, represented by David T.
Schultz -- david.schultz@maslon.com -- Maslon LLP.


SYSCO CENTRAL: Plaintiffs May File Redacted Copy of Accord
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In the case, JESUS SALAZAR and MATTHEW VALENCIA, Plaintiffs, v.
SYSCO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, INC., Defendant, No. 1:15-cv-01758-DAD-
SKO (E.D. Cal.), District Judge Dale A. Drozd granted the parties'
request to seal portions of the settlement agreement.

The Court further ordered the parties to submit copies of (1)
their Joint Request to Seal Documents; (2) the Declaration of
Aaron M. Rutschman, including an unredacted copy of the settlement
agreement; and (3) their proposed order, to the Clerk of the Court
within seven days of the date of the Order, to be filed under seal
in accordance with Local Rule 141(e)(2)(i).

Moreover, the parties are also directed to electronically file,
within seven days of the date of the order, a redacted copy the
settlement agreement in support of their joint stipulation and
motion for approval, with the following sections redacted:

        Section 1, subsections A-E, on page 2;

        The final two complete paragraphs of Section 1
        (immediately following subsection F and preceding Section
        2), on page 3;

        Section 10.5, on page 7; and

        The name, signature, and title of the signatory for
        defendant Sysco Central California, Inc.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 5, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/ix1oe6 from Leagle.com.

Matthew Valencia, et al., Plaintiff, represented by Nicholas John
Scardigli, Mayall, Hurley, Knutsen, Smith & Green & John Paul
Briscoe, Mayall Hurley PC.

SYSCO Central California, Inc., Defendant, represented by Aaron
Mitchell Rutschman, Reed Smith, LLP & L. Julius M. Turman, Reed
Smith LLP.


TAMKO BUILDING Class & Subclass Certification Sought in "Hummel"
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In the lawsuit captioned MICHELLE HUMMEL, the Plaintiff, v. TAMKO
BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC., the Defendant, Case No. 6:15-cv-00910-
PGB-GJK (M.D. Fla.), the Plaintiff asks the Court to certify a
Damages Class and Declaratory Relief Subclass.

The Damages Class is defined as:

   "all persons and entities who, as of the date class notice is
   issued, are current or former owners of structures located
   within the State of Florida on which Tamko Heritage Series
   Shingles are or were installed from 2004 to the present".

The Declaratory Relief Subclass is defined as:

   "all persons and entities who, as of the date class notice is
   issued, are current or former owners of structures located
   within the State of Florida on which Tamko Shingles are or
   were installed from 2004 to the present".

The Plaintiff brought the class action against Tamko for violation
of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)
(Count I); breach of express warranty (Count II); strict
products liability theories (Count III); negligence theories
(Count IV); and for declaratory relief (Count VIII).

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Hatsn7wa

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel K. Bryson, Esq.
          Scott C. Harris, Esq.
          Jeremy R. Williams, Esq.
          WHITFIELD BRYSON & MASON, LLP
          900 W. Morgan Street
          Raleigh, NC 27603
          Telephone: (919) 600 5000
          Facsimile: (919) 600 5035
          E-mail: dan@wbmllp.com
                  scott@wbmllp.com
                  jeremy@wbmllp.com

               - and -

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

               - and -

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

               - and -

          Christopher L. Coffin, Esq.
          PENDLEY BAUDIN & COFFIN, L.L.P.
          1515 Poydras St., Suite 1400
          New Orleans, LA 70112
          Telephone: (504) 355 0086
          E-mail: ccoffin@pbclawfirm.com

               - and -

          Pete Albanis, Esq.
          MORGAN AND MORGAN
          Complex Litigation Group
          600 N. Pine Island Rd., Suite 400
          Plantation, FL 33324
          Telephone: (954) 318 0268
          E-mail: palbanis@forthepeople.com


TERRI VEGETARIAN: "Gomez" Suit to Recover Overtime Pay
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Salvador Gomez, on behalf of himself, FLSA Collective Plaintiffs
and the Class, Plaintiff, v. Terri Vegetarian LLC d/b/a Terri,
Terri 2 LLC d/b/a Terri, Terri 3, LLC d/b/a Terri, Craig Cochran,
Jeffrey Lapadula and Tomer Versano, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-
00213, (S.D. N.Y., January 10, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid
minimum wages due to invalid tip credit, unpaid overtime,
compensation for unpaid spread-of-hours, liquidated damages and
attorneys' fees and costs pursuant to New York Labor Laws, New
York State Wage Theft Prevention Act and the federal Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendants operate three restaurants under the common trade name
"Terri" owned by Craig Cochran and Jeffrey Lapadula with managing
partner Tomer Versano.

Gomez was hired by Defendants to work as a delivery person for the
Terri Restaurant located at 685 3rd Avenue, New York, New York
10017 until on or about October 17, 2016.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


TRANSWORLD SYSTEMS: "Loveland" Suit Seeks Certification of Class
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In the lawsuit titled PETER LOVELAND, Individually and on Behalf
of All Others Similarly Situated, the Plaintiff, v. TRANSWORLD
SYSTEMS, INC., the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-00044-NJ (E.D.
Wisc.), the Plaintiff asks the Court enter an order certifying a
class, appointing the Plaintiff as its representative, and
appointing Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP as its Counsel.

The Plaintiff further asks the Court to stay the class
certification motion until an amended motion for class
certification is filed, and that the Court grant the parties
relief from the local rules' automatic briefing schedule and
requirement that Plaintiff file a brief and supporting documents
in support of this motion.

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

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

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=7mLpWcJI

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


TURNER OIL: Landmen Win Conditional Class Certification
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In the lawsuit captioned JONATHAN STANLEY, et al., on behalf of
themselves and all similarly situated individuals, the Plaintiffs,
v. TURNER OIL & GAS PROPERTIES, INC., Defendant.
Case No. 2:16-cv-00386-JLG-EPD (S.D. Ohio), the Hon. James L.
Graham entered an order granting in part and denying in part
Plaintiff' motion for conditional collective action certification.

The Court conditionally certifies this collective action and
authorizes notice to all Landmen who performed services for Turner
in Ohio or Kentucky at any time during the past three years.

Landmen are individuals who perform title searches on parcels of
real property.  The Landmen assert that they regularly worked more
than 40 hours a week without Turner paying them overtime wages
(1.5 times their normal rate).

The Court said, "The Landmen move for expedited discovery to
'enable discovery of the names and ad-dresses of the putative
collective class members.' Turner argues that this point is moot
now because formal discovery could commence after the parties held
their preliminary pre-trial conference on August 25, 2016. While
the Court agrees with Turner that there is now no need for a court
order on the subject, the parties are encouraged to expedite the
discovery of the identities of and contact information for the
current and former Landmen to receive notice."

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=g1yu6H4I


UBER TECHNOLOGIES: "Jbara" Suit to Recover Basic Benefits
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Abdel Karim Jbara, individually, and on behalf of all others
similarly-situated, Plaintiffs, v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and
Raiser, LLC, Defendants, Case No. 8:17-cv-00187 (M.D. Fla.,
January 24, 2017) seeks to recover benefits, liquidated damages
and attorneys' fees and costs for breach of contract, and under
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Uber Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation headquartered at
1455 Market Street, San Francisco, California, 94103. Uber owns
and operates the UberEats, an on-demand meal delivery service.
Plaintiff was a food delivery partner and claims that Uber
drivers, like him, are employees, and as employees, are entitled
to basic wage protections such as expense reimbursement, overtime
pay, rest and meal-breaks. Uber allegedly misclassifies its
delivery partners as contractors, not employees, thus denying them
basic employee benefits.

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brandon J. Hill, Esq.
      WENZEL FENTON CABASSA, PA
      1110 N Florida Ave., Ste. 300
      Tampa, FL 33602-3343
      Tel: (813) 224-0431
      Fax: (813) 229-8712
      Email: bhill@wfclaw.com


UNITED STATES: Lawyers to Volunteer Following Trump Ban Order
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Marcia Coyle, writing for The National Law Journal, reports that
more than 4,000 lawyers had signed up to volunteer legal services
across the country by Jan. 29 in response to the Trump
administration's swift move to restrict immigration travel from
seven predominantly Muslim countries.

President Donald Trump's executive action on Jan. 27 brought
nationwide confusion -- and protests -- as lawyers, major airlines
and national companies struggled to assess the scope of the travel
bans.

Immigration advocates successfully sought court orders late on
Jan. 28 and early on Jan. 29 locking the removal of certain
passengers who'd arrived at airports in New York, Boston, Virginia
and Seattle from countries the Trump administration targeted in
its executive action.

"There will be a lot of legal action to follow," Marielena
Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law
Center, told reporters on Jan. 29.  "Think of this as the
beginning of the legal resistance to what is happening in this
country."

Officials from the National Immigration Law Center, the ACLU
Immigrants' Rights Project and the International Refugee
Assistance Project said on Jan. 29 on a conference call that they
are sending lawyers with signs in different languages to greet
affected passengers.  Trump's executive order restricts
immigration from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and
Somalia.

Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, said on Jan. 29 on the NBC
News program Meet the Press that "the countries that were chosen
in the executive order to protect Americans from terrorists were
the countries that have already been identified by Congress and
the Obama administration."  He added: "President Trump is not
willing to get this wrong which is why he wants to move forward
quickly and protect Americans."

Ms. Hincapie said a rotating shift of lawyers, coordinating legal
services, is set up at major airports. Another 2,000 lawyers, who
call themselves Lawyers for Good Government, have reached out to
the law center, Ms. Hincapie said.  "It really has taken on a life
of its own," she said.

Dozens of petitions challenging the government's detention of
airline passenger were filed in federal courts across the country.
Volunteer lawyers, who raced to major airports, are filing the
bulk of those petitions.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn, New York, late on
Jan. 28 was the first judge to issue a temporary restraining order
blocking the deportation of passengers arriving in New York.
Donnelly has set a briefing schedule to further hear arguments
about the legality of Trump's executive order, said
Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU immigrants' rights
project.

The U.S. Justice Department has asked for two weeks to submit its
opening court papers, Mr. Gelernt said.  The ACLU and its co-
counsel said they intend to respond to the government within 48
hours.  Mr. Gelernt predicted there would be disputes that arise
over compliance with Donnelly's order.

"We'll go back to the court as needed.  This is the first step in
challenging the executive order and as that, it is critically
important," he said.  "I think there will be broader challenges
but we needed to start with the immediate harm."

The advocacy organizations also are analyzing and looking to file
additional lawsuits challenging the executive order, including an
executive order that involves restricting federal funds to
so-called "sanctuary cities," Ms. Hincapie said.  The cities,
including San Francisco and New York, provide immigrants some
protection from deportation.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement
about Trump's executive action: "Justice in America doesn't live
or die on the stroke of one man's pen regardless of how high his
office."


UNITED STATES: Court Certifies Class Over PACER Fees
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Tim Ryan, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that a
federal judge in Washington has certified a class action that
accuses the U.S. government of overcharging the public for online
access to court records.

Anyone can access federal court documents remotely through a
system called PACER, short for Public Access to Court Electronic
Records, but each page costs 10 cents to view, with a maximum
charge of $3 per download.

This past April, three Washington nonprofits brought a federal
class action in Washington against the agency that gatekeeper for
such records, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

In violation of the E-Government Act, which allows courts to
collect fees "only to the extent necessary," the class accuses the
courts office of shirking its duty to charge the minimum cost of
records maintenance.

By charging more, according to the complaint, the office has extra
revenue to spend on courtroom technology and other unrelated
expenses.

U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle certified the
plaintiffs on January 24, to represent a class.

The National Veterans Services Program, the National Consumer Law
Center and the Alliance for Justice seek represent "all
individuals and entities who have paid fees for the use of PACER
within the past six years, excluding class counsel and agencies of
the federal government."

In opposition, the government had disputed whether the nonprofits
could prove how many potential class members had actually voiced
their displeasure over the fees with the PACER Service Center or
how many are nonprofit organizations.

But Huvelle noted that she already addressed this issue in a
ruling that said the nonprofits did not have to notify the PACER
Service Center of their complaints before filing suit.

The government also argued that nonprofits make for poor class
representatives since, unlike average people, they can request fee
exemptions.

To this point, Huvelle chided that the government "greatly
exaggerates the relevance of named plaintiffs' nonprofit status."
Nonprofits are sometimes eligible for fee waivers, but Huvelle
noted that those as large as the lead plaintiffs in this case
rarely do.

"In fact, the nonprofit organizations who are named plaintiffs in
this case make particularly good class representatives," Huvelle
wrote. "They are interested in reducing PACER fees not only for
themselves but also for their constituents. As nonprofit
organizations, named plaintiffs exist to advocate for consumers,
veterans and other public-interest causes."

Huvelle also rejected the government's final claim: that she must
first figure out whether each member of the proposed class had
accessed so many pages after exceeding the $3 maximum that their
actual per page cost did not violate the E-Government Act.

Making minor changes to the class definition, however, the judge
specified that the six-year window ended on April 21, 2016, the
date of the complaint's filing.

"Second, rather than stating that the definition excludes 'class
counsel,' the court will state that it excludes 'class counsel in
this case,'" the 19-page opinion continues. "Plaintiffs' counsel
stated at the motion hearing that they were excluding only
themselves, not all PACER users who have acted as counsel in class
actions."

Class counsel Deepak Gupta, an attorney with Gupta Wessler, did
not respond to an email seeking comment.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts declined to comment
on the pending litigation.

The case is captioned, NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM,
et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant.,
(D.C.).


US BANCORP: Faces "Pena" Suit in California Superior Court
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against US Bancorp
The case is titled as WALTON, NYISHA and PENA, ANNA ON BEHALF OF
THEMSELVES AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, the Plaintiffs, v.
US BANCORP A DELAWARE CORPORATION; U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION;
and DOES 1 TO 100, INCLUSIVE, the Defendants, Case No. CGC 17
556646 (Cal. Super. Ct., Jan. 23, 2017).

U.S. Bancorp is an American financial services holding company
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that is the parent company of the
U.S. Bank National Association, known as U.S. Bank, the 5th
largest commercial bank in the United States.


UTILITY SERVICE: Settlement Reached in "Komoroski" Suit
-------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit entitled JAMES KOMOROSKI, GALEN VERHULST,
individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. UTILITY SERVICE PARTNERS PRIVATE LABEL, INC., D/B/A
SERVICE LINE WARRANTIES OF AMERICA, the Defendant, Case No. 4:16-
cv-00294-HFS (W.D. Mo), the Plaintiffs move the Court for an
Order:

   1. certifying a proposed Settlement Class;

   2. preliminarily approving the Settlement Agreement and
      Release as fair, reasonable and adequate subject to a final
      determination by the Court;

   3. approving the appointment of the Plaintiffs as
      representatives of the Settlement Class for settlement
      purposes;

   4. approving the appointment of Class Counsel as counsel for
      the Settlement Class for settlement purposes;

   5. approving the form of mailed notice to be sent to the
      members of the Settlement Class;

   6. directing SLWA to mail the Class Mail Notice promptly after
      entry by the Court of the Preliminary Approval Order to the
      Settlement Class by first-class mail to the last known
      address of such persons;

   7. establishing a procedure for members of the Settlement
      Class to opt out and setting a date no less than 45 days
      after the mailing of the Class Mail Notice, after which no
      member of the Settlement Class shall be allowed to opt out
      of the Settlement Class;

   8. establishing a procedure for the members of the Settlement
      Class to object to the Settlement and setting a date no
      less than 45 days after the mailing of the Class Mail
      Notice, after which no member of the Settlement Class shall
      be allowed to so object;

   9. scheduling a hearing on final approval of this Agreement
      and establishing a procedure for the members of the
      Settlement Class to appear at the hearing;

   10. staying the Action until further order of the Court, other
       than as may be necessary to effectuate the Settlement and
       carry out the terms of the Agreement or the
       responsibilities related or incidental thereto; and

   11. pending final approval, preliminarily enjoining each Class
       Member from maintaining, commencing, prosecuting or
       pursuing directly, representatively, or in any other
       capacity any Released Claim subsumed and covered by the
       Release in this Agreement in any court or arbitration
       forum.

The Settlement Class is defined as:

   "all individuals with galvanized steel water service lines
   or interior water meters in Kansas City, Missouri who
   purchased a Warranty Agreement from SLWA which was still in
   effect as of February 17, 2016.

There is a subclass consisting of:

   "those individuals who were covered by a Warranty Agreement
   between May 1, 2015 and February 17, 2016 who made a valid
   claim under their Warranty Agreement and whose claims were
   denied in whole or in part for costs associated with replacing
   galvanized steel pipes with copper ones or for costs
   associated with relocating interior water meters to outside
   water meter pits (the "Damages Subclass").

The Settlement Class and Damages Subclass are referenced
collectively as the "Settlement Class." Excluded from the
Settlement Class are all officers, directors and employees of
SLWA, and their legal representatives, heirs, or assigns, any
Judges to whom the Action is assigned, their staffs, and their
immediate families, and Class Counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=G3OhatuW

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Robert A. Horn, Esq.
          Joseph A. Kronawitter, Esq.
          HORN AYLWARD & BANDY, LLC
          2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100
          Kansas City, MO 64108
          Telephone: (816) 421 0700
          E-mail: rhorn@hab-law.com
                  jkronawitter@hab-law.com

               - and -

          Phyllis Norman, Esq.
          THE NORMAN LAW FIRM
          1000 Broadway, 4th Floor
          Kansas City, MO 64105
          Telephone: (816) 288 9622
          E-mail: phyllis@pnormanlaw.com


VERINT SYSTEMS: Israel Court Rejects Class Certification Bid
------------------------------------------------------------
Verint Systems Inc. said in its Form 10-Q Report filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on December 7, 2016, for the
quarterly period ended October 31, 2016, that an Israeli court has
denied a motion to certify former employees' suit as a class
action.

The Company said, "On March 26, 2009, legal actions were commenced
by Ms. Orit Deutsch, a former employee of our subsidiary, Verint
Systems Limited ("VSL"), against VSL in the Tel Aviv Regional
Labor Court (Case Number 4186/09) (the "Deutsch Labor Action") and
against CTI in the Tel Aviv District Court (Case Number 1335/09)
(the "Deutsch District Action"). In the Deutsch Labor Action, Ms.
Deutsch filed a motion to approve a class action lawsuit on the
grounds that she purported to represent a class of our employees
and former employees who were granted Verint and CTI stock options
and were allegedly damaged as a result of the suspension of option
exercises during our previous extended filing delay period.

"In the Deutsch District Action, in addition to a small amount of
individual damages, Ms. Deutsch was seeking to certify a class of
plaintiffs who were allegedly damaged due to their inability to
exercise Verint and CTI stock options as a result of alleged
negligence by CTI in its financial reporting. The class
certification motions did not specify an amount of damages."

On February 8, 2010, the Deutsch Labor Action was dismissed for
lack of material jurisdiction and was transferred to the Tel Aviv
District Court and consolidated with the Deutsch District Action.

On March 16, 2009 and March 26, 2009, respectively, legal actions
were commenced by Ms. Roni Katriel, a former employee of CTI's
former subsidiary, Comverse Limited, against Comverse Limited in
the Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court (Case Number 3444/09) (the
"Katriel Labor Action") and against CTI in the Tel Aviv District
Court (Case Number 1334/09) (the "Katriel District Action").  In
the Katriel Labor Action, Ms. Katriel was seeking to certify a
class of plaintiffs who were granted CTI stock options and were
allegedly damaged as a result of the suspension of option
exercises during CTI's previous extended filing delay period.

"In the Katriel District Action, in addition to a small amount of
individual damages, Ms. Katriel was seeking to certify a class of
plaintiffs who were allegedly damaged due to their inability to
exercise CTI stock options as a result of alleged negligence by
CTI in its financial reporting. The class certification motions
did not specify an amount of damages.

"On March 2, 2010, the Katriel Labor Action was transferred to the
Tel Aviv District Court, based on an agreed motion filed by the
parties requesting such transfer.

"On April 4, 2012, Ms. Deutsch and Ms. Katriel filed an
uncontested motion to consolidate and amend their claims and on
June 7, 2012, the District Court allowed Ms. Deutsch and Ms.
Katriel to file the consolidated class certification motion and an
amended consolidated complaint against VSL, CTI, and Comverse
Limited. Following CTI's announcement of its intention to effect
the distribution of all of the issued and outstanding shares of
capital stock of its former subsidiary, Comverse, Inc., on July
12, 2012, the plaintiffs filed a motion requesting that the
District Court order CTI to set aside up to $150.0 million in
assets to secure any future judgment.

"The District Court ruled at such time that it would not decide
this motion until the Deutsch and Katriel class certification
motion was heard. Plaintiffs initially filed a motion to appeal
this ruling in August 2012, but subsequently withdrew it in July
2014.

"Prior to the consummation of the Comverse share distribution, CTI
either sold or transferred substantially all of its business
operations and assets (other than its equity ownership interests
in us and Comverse) to Comverse or unaffiliated third parties.

"On October 31, 2012, CTI completed the Comverse share
distribution, in which it distributed all of the outstanding
shares of common stock of Comverse to CTI's shareholders. As a
result of the Comverse share distribution, Comverse became an
independent public company and ceased to be a wholly owned
subsidiary of CTI, and CTI ceased to have any material assets
other than its equity interest in us.

"On September 9, 2015, Comverse changed its name to Xura, Inc.
("Xura"), and on August 19, 2016, Xura was taken private by
affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC.

"On February 4, 2013, we merged with CTI. As a result of the
merger, we have assumed certain rights and liabilities of CTI,
including any liability of CTI arising out of the Deutsch District
Action and the Katriel District Action. However, under the terms
of the Distribution Agreement between CTI and Comverse relating to
the Comverse share distribution, we, as successor to CTI, are
entitled to indemnification from Comverse (now Xura) for any
losses we suffer in our capacity as successor-in-interest to CTI
in connection with the Deutsch District Action and the Katriel
District Action.

"Following an unsuccessful mediation process, the proceeding
before the District Court resumed. On August 28, 2016, the
District Court (i) denied plaintiffs' motion to certify the suit
as a class action with respect to all claims relating to Verint
stock options and (ii) approved the plaintiffs' motion to certify
the suit as a class action with respect to claims of current or
former employees of Comverse Limited (now Xura) or VSL who held
unexercised CTI stock options at the time CTI suspended option
exercises as a result of its previous extended filing delay
period. The court also ruled that the merits of the case and any
calculation of damages would be evaluated under New York law. The
deadline for appeals of the court's August 28, 2016 ruling was
December 15, 2016."

Verint is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions.


VERITAS ENTERTAINMENT: Court Certifies Telemarkers' Class
---------------------------------------------------------
Joe Harris, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that a
federal judge in St. Louis, certified a class on January 18, to
sue the telemarketers behind a robocall scheme that used the voice
of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to promote a movie.

"Liberty," the recorded message began. "This is a public survey
call. We may call back later."

About 4 million people across the country received a call about
the purported survey, but the lawsuit led by Ron and Dorit Golan
says they were really just subjected to advertising "The Last
Ounce of Courage," a Christian drama that bombed at the box office
in 2012.

Using a recording of Huckabee's voice, the survey asked consumers
how they felt about "traditional American values."

Huckabee was previously dismissed as a defendant to the Golans'
lawsuit, which alleges violations of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act.

On January 18, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber certified the
Golans to represent a class of Americans who received the
Huckabee-movie calls within four years of Oct. 3, 2012.

Defendants include Veritas Entertainment, Veritas Marketing Group,
FreeEats.com, AIC Communications, Mission City Management and
Courage 2012. They have not returned a request for comment.

Ronald Eisenberg, an attorney for the Golans, praised the decision
in an interview.

"I think that the judge issued a thorough ruling," said Eisenberg,
of Schultz & Associates in Chesterfield, Mo.

In granting the certification, Webber found that the relationship
between the Golans and their attorney, Ronald Eisenberg of Schultz
& Associates in Chesterfield, Mo., was proper. The defendants
questioned the adequacy of the plaintiffs and attorney, since they
serve together as training coordinators on the St. Louis Track
Club.

"That's one of the considerations in granting a class
certification is the adequacy of the lead plaintiffs and their
counsel," Eisenberg said in an interview on January 19. "The judge
has to make sure that the lead plaintiffs will look out for the
best interests of the class and that it is not just a get rich
quick scheme for the attorney."

An attack over his running relationship with clients was a first
for Eisenberg. Usually a defendant will go after a business
relationship between an attorney and the clients, but Eisenberg
said there wasn't such a relationship between him and the Golans.

Eisenberg noted that the biggest issue right now is a pending
motion to compel against the defendants regarding details on the
people called. He estimates damages of at least $2 billion.

Huckabee persuaded the court to dismiss the claims against him by
arguing that the use of his voice alone cannot make him liable.

"We were disappointed with that ruling given that is was his voice
and he wanted to plug his radio show in the script," Eisenberg
said of that development. "We felt that was sufficient."

The lawsuit, scheduled for trial in August, still has heavy-hitter
defendants including James Leininger, a Texas billionaire who
financed most of the movie.

The case is captioned, RON GOLAN, et al., v. VERITAS
ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, et al., Defendants, Case: 4:14-cv-00069-ERW
(E.D. Mo.).


VOLVO CARS: Class Certification Bid in "Neale" Suit Terminated
--------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled JOANNE NEALE, et al., v. VOLVO CARS OF NORTH
AMERICA, LLC, et al., the Defendants, Case No. 2:10-cv-04407-JLL-
JAD (D.N.J.), the Hon. Jose L. Linares entered an order
administratively terminating without prejudice Plaintiffs' motion
for class certification.

The plaintiffs have filed a motion for class certification in this
case.  The plaintiffs allege that they purchased or leased certain
vehicles with defective sunroofs from the defendants.  However,
the parties subsequently filed these three separate motions:

     (a) the defendants move to exclude the opinions and
         testimony of the plaintiffs' expert Charles Benedict;

     (b) the plaintiffs move to strike or exclude the report
         and testimony of the defendants' expert M. Laurentius
         Marais; and

     (c) the defendants move to exclude the declaration of the
         plaintiffs' expert Patrick M. Passarella.

Judge Linares held that once the Court has resolved the separate
motions, the Court will direct the Plaintiffs on the manner in
which to appropriately reopen their motion for class
certification.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at:
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=A5PQyKbu


WARBIRD CONSULTING: "Annable" Labor Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime
--------------------------------------------------------------
Gary Annable and Angela Jones, on behalf of themselves and those
similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Warbird Consulting Partners,
LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, Defendants, Case No.
1:17-cv-00279, (N.D. Ga., January 24, 2017), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime wages, and an additional equal amount as
liquidated damages; and obtain declaratory relief and reasonable
attorney's fees and costs for violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Defendant operates a nationwide project management and consulting
business throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Annable
worked for Defendant as an Asset Professional while Jones worked
as a Senior Professional, reviewing documents on-site at project
locations, taking inventories, moving boxes and submitting
reports. Defendant has failed maintain proper time records, thus
resulting in unpaid overtime, says the complaint.

Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Andrew. R. Frisch, Esq.
      MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
      600 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 400
      Plantation, FL 33324
      Telephone: (954) WORKERS
      Facsimile: (954) 327-3013
      E-mail: afrisch@forthepeople.com

              - and -

      Keith M. Stern, 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


WAWONA FROZEN: May 16 Settlement Final Approval Hearing Set
-----------------------------------------------------------
In the case, LUIS AGUILAR, et al., Plaintiffs, v. WAWONA FROZEN
FOODS, et al., Defendants, No. 1:15-cv-00093-DAD-EPG (E.D. Cal.),
District Judge Dale A. Drozd scheduled the Final Approval Hearing
for the Settlement Agreement on May 16, 2017.

Pursuant to the proposed order filed January 13, 2017, the Court
further scheduled:

     (a) the Defendant to cause a notice of the proposed
         Settlement to be served upon the appropriate state and
         Federal officials pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1715 last
         January 21, 2017;

     (b) the Defendant to provide the Settlement Administrator
         With the Class Member information last January 21, 2017;

     (c) the Settlement Administrator to mail Notice packet to
         Class Members on January 31, 2017;

     (d) the deadline for the Class Members to submit Fair Labor
         Standard Act (FLSA) Opt-In Form, Exclusion, or
         Objection on March 2, 2017;

     (e) the deadline to file Motion for Final Approval of
         Settlement and Motion for Attorneys' Fees, Expenses and
         Enhancement Awards on April 18, 2017; and

     (f) the Deadline for the Defendant to deposit the First
         Installment with the Settlement Administrator on April
         30, 2017.

A copy of the Court's Order dated January 23, 2017 is available at
https://goo.gl/R53gGm from Leagle.com.

Veda Ramos, et al., Plaintiffs, represented by Philip A. Downey,
The Downey Law Firm, LLC, pro hac vice, Robert W. Sink, Law
Offices of Robert W. Sink, pro hac vice & Cory Lee, The Downey Law
Firm, LLC.

Wawona Frozen Foods, Defendant, represented by Howard A. Sagaser
-- has@sw2law.com -- Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland, PC & Ian Blade
Wieland -- ian@sw2law.com -- Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland, PC.


WELLS FARGO: Delco Seeks to Include Weather Wise as Plaintiff
-------------------------------------------------------------
In the lawsuit styled Delco Electrical Corp., et al., the
Plaintiffs v. Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Inc. et al., the
Defendants, Case No. 2:13-cv-07207-LDW-GRB (E.D.N.Y.), the
Plaintiffs ask the Court to enter an order adding Weather Wise as
a Plaintiff in the litigation.

Weather Wise, which was also in contract with Teltronics, provided
various cooling and temperature controlling systems that were
necessary for the operation of the data, wiring, and computer
servers that were installed into the New York City schools.

"We believe that this constitutes "related work" within the
meaning of the Order, since Weather Wise's labor and materials
were required for the telecommunications work performed at the
schools. Weather Wise claims that it is still owed $345,586.00,"
Delco says.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=CTBU3uBF

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Neal M. Eiseman, Esq.
          Gary M. Kushner, Esq.
          Brian Farkas, Esq.
          GOETZ FITZPATRICK LLP
          One Penn Plaza, 31st Floor
          New York, NY 10119
          Telephone: (212) 695 8100
          E-mail: neiseman@goetzfitz.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Jeffrey Wurst, Esq.
          RUSKIN MOSCOU FALTISCHEK, P.C.
          Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.
          Touro College
          Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
          Greater New York City


WESTERN UNION: Faces "Herman" Suit Over Settlement with Gov't
-------------------------------------------------------------
Robert Kahn, writing for Courthouse News service, reported that
Western Union faces a federal shareholder class action over its
$586 million settlement with the federal government in Los
Angeles, for money laundering and fraud.

The case is captioned, MARTIN HERMAN, Individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. THE WESTERN UNION
COMPANY, HIKMET ERSEK, SCOTT T. SCHEIRMAN, and RAJESH K. AGRAWAL,
Defendants, Case 2:17-cv-00650 (C.D. Cal., January 26, 2017).

Counsel for Plaintiff:

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


YAHOO! INC: Faces "Madrack" Suit Over Stock Price Drop
------------------------------------------------------
Maria Dinzeo, writing for Courthouse News Service, reported that
Yahoo's lax security protocols led to a breach that exposed a
billion of its users' personal information to theft and cost
shareholders millions, the investors claim in a federal class
action in San Francisco.

Yahoo announced the 2014 breach on Sept. 22, 2016, saying hackers
had stolen information from more than 500 million users. The next
day, Yahoo's stock price fell by $1.36.

A few months later, Yahoo revealed that another data breach had
happened in August 2013 and that a billion users' accounts had
been compromised. While Yahoo didn't ask users to reset their
passwords in September, it required users to do so in December --
which may have caused the number of Yahoo users to drop.

The announcement also jeopardized a planned sale of Yahoo to
Verizon for $4.8 billion, and its stock price fell even further.
It closed at $38.41 per share on Dec. 15, 2016, a drop of $4.39
from its closing price of $42.80 in September.

A proposed class of hundreds of thousands of Yahoo shareholders
led by investor Mark Madrack says Yahoo's quarterly financial
statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission made
false and misleading claims about the effectiveness of its
encryption system and caused them to buy Yahoo shares at
artificially inflated prices.

The lawsuit, which also names Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO
Kenneth Goldman as defendants, seeks an unspecified amount in
damages on behalf of all investors who purchased shares between
Nov. 13, 2013, and Dec. 14, 2016.

A Yahoo spokesman declined to comment, saying in an email, "We
don't comment on litigation."

The class is represented by Jennifer Pafiti with Pomerantz LLP.
She did not respond to an email request for comment.

The case is captioned, MARK MADRACK, Individually and on Behalf of
All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. YAHOO! INC., MARISSA
A. MAYER, and KENNETH A. GOLDMAN, Defendants, Case 5:17-cv-00373
(N.D. C., January 24, 2017).

Attorneys for Plaintiff:

     POMERANTZ LLP
     Jennifer Pafiti Esq.
     468 North Camden Drive
     Beverly Hills, CA 90210
     Telephone: (818) 532-6499
     E-mail: jpafiti@pomlaw.com

          - and -

     Jeremy A. Lieberman, Esq.
     J. Alexander Hood II, Esq.
     Hui M. Chang, Esq.
     600 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
     New York, New York 10016
     Telephone: (212) 661-1100
     Facsimile: (212) 661-8665
     E-mail: jalieberman@pomlaw.com
     E-mail: ahood@pomlaw.com
     E-mail: hchang@pomlaw.com

          - and -

     Patrick V. Dahlstrom, Esq.
     Ten South La Salle Street, Suite 3505
     Chicago, Illinois 60603
     Telephone: (312) 377-1181
     Facsimile: (312) 377-1184
     E-mail: pdahlstrom@pomlaw.com

          - and -

     GOLDBERG LAW PC
     Michael Goldberg, Esq.
     Brian Schall, Esq.
     1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100
     Los Angeles, CA 90067
     Telephone: 1-800-977-7401
     Fax: 1-800-536-0065
     Email: michael@goldberglawpc.com
     Email: brian@goldberglawpc.com


* Securities Class Action Filings Hit 20 Year High
--------------------------------------------------
Federal securities class action litigation filings rose to their
highest level in 20 years, according to Securities Class Action
Filings-2016 Year in Review, a report issued by Cornerstone
Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action
Clearinghouse.

The record 270 filings in 2016 -- 82 more than in 2015 -- was 44
percent above the 1997-2015 historical average. The increase was
largely due to 80 filings related to merger and acquisition
transactions. This was the largest number of M&A filings since
2009 (when the report began separately identifying these filings).

"M&A filings increased markedly after the Delaware Chancery
Court's rejection in January 2016 of a disclosure-only settlement
in Trulia, shifting several merger-objection lawsuits from state
to federal venues," said Dr. John Gould, a senior vice president
at Cornerstone Research. "But this is just part of the story.
Traditional filings maintained their momentum from 2015 and the
first half of 2016. The previous three semiannual periods have all
had more than 90 such filings, including 94 in the second half of
2016."

In recent years, Section 11 claims have migrated from federal
venues to California state courts, primarily in the San Francisco
Bay Area. A new analysis in this year's report shows these state
court filings reached a seven-year high of 18 in 2016, exceeding
last year's previous high of 15. Before 2015, these types of state
filings occurred infrequently, ranging from one to five per year.

"Plaintiffs' lawyers are getting creative," observed Professor
Joseph Grundfest, director of the Stanford Law School Securities
Class Action Clearinghouse.  "They recognize that federal courts
are more likely to toss their Section 11 claims, so they funnel
that litigation to California courts. And, when the Delaware
judiciary shuts the door on merger settlements that provide no
measurable benefit for shareholders, they file in federal court by
bringing claims that can't be moved back to state court. This is
rational forum shopping behavior by plaintiffs' lawyers trying to
maximize their returns."

Key Trends

* This was the first year since the 2008 credit crisis that the
Maximum Dollar Loss Index(R) (MDL Index(R)) exceeded the
historical average of $595 billion. In 2016, MDL was $823 billion
compared to $371 billion in 2015.

* The number of filings against foreign issuers increased, despite
few filings against Chinese issuers, which in prior years were a
common target of class actions. Filings against European issuers
increased to record levels.

* Filings against companies in the Financial sector doubled to 34
in 2016 after dropping to 17 in 2015.

*In 2016, approximately one in 25 companies listed on U.S.
exchanges was the subject of a "traditional" class action -- the
highest in 20 years.

* Among S&P 500 companies, 8.4 percent were the target of a class
action in 2016 -- the highest percentage since 2008.

* Filings in the Ninth Circuit increased to a record 86 in 2016.
Of these, 24 were M&A filings. The Second and Ninth Circuits
combined for 56 percent of all filings.

* The number of filings against biotechnology and healthcare firms
more than doubled in 2016.


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