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           Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 225



                            Headlines

ABLE LENDING: "Alves" Suit Seeks Damages Under TCPA
ADVOCATE HEALTH: Faces "Rosas" Suit in Northern District of Ill.
ALDI INC: Faces "Evans" Suit in Southern District New York
AMAZULU TRANSPORT: "Dardiz" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL: Faces "Laboy" Suit in M.D. of Florida

ARS NATIONAL: Faces "Schwartz" Suit in E. Dist. New York
ARSTRAT LLC: Faces "Simkhayev" Suit in Eastern District New York
ASPERMONT SMALL: "Lafler" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
ATTENDING HOME: "Keriga" Suit Alleges FLSA and NYLL Violations
BLEECKER SPAGHETTO: Faces "Gonzalez" Suit in S.D. New York

BLUESTAR REFRESHMENT: "Maston" Suit Seeks Damages Under FCRA
BUCCANEERS LIMITED: Plaintiffs Can Protest Against Settlement
C&R PALLETS: "Lariosa" Suit Alleges FLSA Violations
CARNIVAL CORP: Faces "Gomez" Suit in S. Dist. Fla.
CLAIRE'S STORES: Faces "Gomez" Suit in S. Dist. Fla.

CLEARSPRING LOAN: Faces "Boyle" Suit in Western District of WV
COCA-COLA COMPANY: "Geffner" Suit Alleges False Advertising
COMMUNITY CAR: Faces "Arecio" Suit in E.D. New York
CONVERGENT OUTSOURCING: Faces "Robinson" Suit in District of NJ
D & A SERVICES: Faces "Asaro" Suit in Eastern District of Texas

DARP INC: Faces "Norrid" Suit in Eastern District of Oklahoma
DEARDEN'S INC: "Ayala" Suit Alleges Labor Code Violations
DELTAURA USA: "Mathews" Suit Alleges FLSA Violations
DICKSON'S FARMSTAND: Faces "Dean" Suit in S. Dist. New York
DISCOUNT KING: Faces "Francisco-Jose" Suit in E.D. New York

DNC SERVICES: Faces "Sweigert" Suit in District of Columbia
DR PEPPER: "Excevarria" Suit Alleges False Advertising
EDGEWELL PERSONAL: Faces "Keskinen" Suit Over False Ads
ELMWOOD HILLS: Serzanin Sues Over Unlawful Discharge
EQUIFAX INC: "Jones" Suit Alleges FCRA Violations

EQUIFAX INC: Faces "Calderon" Suit in N. Dist. Ga.
EQUIFAX INC: Faces Gerber Federal Credit Suit in N.D. Georgia
EQUIFAX INC: Faces "Janaye" Suit in Central District Cal.
EQUIFAX INC: Nebraska Credit Union League Joins Class Action
EXA CORPORATION: Rubin Files Securities Class Action in Mass.

FEDEX GROUND: Faces "Anderson" Suit in Cent. Dist. Cal.
FORAGER PROJECT: Faces "Berger" Suit in Eastern District New York
FORD MOTOR: Faces Securities Class Action Over Fusion Probe
FORD MOTOR: Bronstein Gewirtz Files Securities Class Suit
FRONTIER COMM: Morrow Sues Over False, Misleading Reports

GENERAL ELECTRIC: Glancy Prongay Files Securities Class Action
GENERAL MOTORS: Davis Files Suit Over Defective Headlights
GENERAL MOTORS: "Harris" Suit Alleges Breach of Warranty
GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES: Scott+Scott Files Securities Class Action
GLACIER COUNTY, MT: Taxpayers' Class Action Can't Proceed

HOME DEPOT: Faces FCRA Class Action Over Background Checks
ILLINOIS: Faces "Ross" Suit in N. Dist. Ill.
JACKSON NATIONAL: Smithson Files Suit Over Excessive Charges
JDSA I: "Andrews" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
JEUNESSE LLC: "Wu" Files Suit Over Pyramiding Scheme

JONESBORO HUMAN: "Camacho" Suit Alleges FLSA and AMWA Violations
JTH TAX INC: Faces "Matrinez" Suit in E.D. New York
KAISER FOUNDATION: Faces "Schmitt" Suit in W.D. Washington
KANOA INC: Faces "Cruz" Suit in Eastern District of California
LG CORP: Faces Class Action Over Defective Refrigerators

LIFE HEALTH: Faces Building Solution Suit in S.D. of Fla.
LULAROE CO: Faces Second Class Action Over "Pyramid Scheme"
LVNV FUNDING: Faces "Godson" Suit in S. Dist. New York
MARTINOS ITALIAN: "Garfias" Suit Alleges FLSA Violation
MARUKAI CORP: "Henriquez" Suit Alleges Labor Code Violations

MERCHANTS CREDIT: Faces "Reid" Suit in District of New Jersey
MI COURIER: "Villani" Suit Alleges FLSA Violations
MIRACLE-EAR INC: "Charvat" Suit Alleges TCPA Violations
NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP: Faces "Lopez" Suit in S.D. New York
NETWORK RECOVERY: Faces "Reizes" Suit in E. Dist. New York

NEUSTAR INC: Teamsters Fund Files Suit Over Sale to Golden Gate
NISSAN NORTH: Faces U Can Rent Suit in M.D. Alabama
OKLAHOMA: Faces Class Action Over Drug Rehabilitation Program
ORLANDO BATHING: Faces "Conner" Suit in E. Dist. New York
OSTERKAMP TRANSPORTATION: "Sanchez" Suit Alleges Labor Violations

PENN CREDIT: Faces "Regan" Suit in Eastern District New York
PLAZA SERVICES: Faces "Aikins" Suit in N. Dist. Tex.
POINT BLANK: Ohio State Troopers Files Suit Over Warranties
PROFESSIONAL CLAIMS: "Faust" Suit Alleges FDCPA Violation
PROMPT APPAREL: "Trigueros" Suit Alleges Labor Code Violations

QUINTIS LTD: Anthony Murphy Joins JustKapital, Class Suit Pending
RACHEL ON NINTH: Faces "Almazo" Suit in S. Dist. New York
REGENCE BLUESHIELD: Faces "S" Suit in W.D. of Washington
RIO TINTO: "Colbert" Suit Alleges Securities Exchange Act Breach
RYDER SYSTEM: Faces "Gomez" Suit in Southern District of Florida

SAFEWAY INC: "Womack" Sues for Illegal Charges Over Grocery Bag
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Bradley" Suit Transferred to D. Okla.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Mikrut" Suit Transferred to D. Okla.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Pronstroller" Suit Transferred to D. Okla.
SETERUS INC: Faces "Koepplinger" Suit in Middle District of NC

SHELBY COUNTY, TN: Sued Over Justice System's Computer Problems
SOUTH FLORIDA JAIL: "Jaime" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
STERICYCLE INC: Faces "Evans" Suit in C. Dist. Cal.
SUTHERLAND GLOBAL: "Jackson" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT
SWAROVSKI DIGITAL: Faces "Lopez" Suit S.D. New York

SYNGENTA SEEDS: "Gauntt" Suit Alleges WCPA Violation
TARGET CORP: Faces Class Action Over Makeup Product Remover
TESLA INC: Faces Shareholder Suit Over Manufacturing Delays
TOYOTA FINANCIAL: Faces "Boyle" Suit in District of New Jersey
UNITED STATES: Veterans Sue Over Unsterilized Dental Equipment

UNITED STATES: Faces Class Action Over Unlawful Disgorgements
UNITED STATES: Faces Miami Workers Suit in S.D. of Fla.
UNITED STATES: Faces "Kearney" Suit in the Ct. of Federal Claims
UNITED STATES: Faces "Davey" Suit in Court of Federal Claims
UNITED STATES: Jalbert Files Suit v. SSEC in Mass. Dist. Ct.

UNITED STATES: Faces "Smith-Williams" Suit in W.D. Wisconsin
VANESSA'S DUMPLING: Xiaoyan Liu Seeks Unpaid Wages and Damages
WALGREEN CO: International Union Fund Suit Alleges Fraud
WEST HAVEN MARKET: "Young" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay, Back Wages
WESTJET AIRLINES: FA'S Harassment Class Action Back in Court

WEWETZER LANDSCAPING: "Espinoza" Suit Alleges FLSA Violation
WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC: Faces "Rushing" Suit in Dist. of Washington
WINDOWS USA: Faces "Harrison" Suit in S.D. of Mississippi
WINTRUST MORTGAGE: "Rubin" Case Removed to New Jersey Dist. Ct.

* President Trump Kills CFPB's Class Action Rule Against Banks
* Small Businesses Need Protection from Meritless Class Actions





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ABLE LENDING: "Alves" Suit Seeks Damages Under TCPA
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Terri Alves, and all others similarly-situated v. Able Lending,
Inc., and Does 1 through 10, Case No. 2:17-cv-07813 (C.D. Calif.,
October 25, 2017), seeks damages and any other available legal or
equitable remedies under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Plaintiff Terri Alves is a resident of Shell Beach, California.

Defendant Able Lending, Inc. is a business loan provider. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
      Adrian R. Bacon, Esq.
      Meghan E. George, Esq.
      Tom E. Wheeler, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN, P.C.
      21550 Oxnard St., Suite 780
      Woodland Hills, CA 91367
      Tel: (877) 206-4741
      Fax: (866) 633-0228
      E-mail: tfriedman@toddflaw.com
              abacon@toddflaw.com
              mgeorge@toddflaw.com
              twheeler@toddflaw.com


ADVOCATE HEALTH: Faces "Rosas" Suit in Northern District of Ill.
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Advocate Health
Care.  The case is styled as Irma Rosas and Maria M. Rosas,
jointly and on behalf of a class of all persons similarly
situated, Plaintiffs v. Michael J. Madigan, City of Chicago, a
Municipal Corporation with a Welcoming City Ordinance, County of
Cook, IL, Bruce V. Rauner Governor of Illinois, Lisa M. Madigan,
Illinois Attorney General, Advocate Health Care, MacNeal Hospital,
Access Community Health Network, Mexicare Pharmacy, East Aurora
School District #131, Chicago Teachers' Union Local 1, Warren K.
Paxton, Texas Attorney General and Donald J. Trump President of
the United States of America, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-07917
(N.D. Ill., November 2, 2017).

Advocate Health Care, Inc. operates hospitals and outpatient
centers in Illinois.[BN]

The Plaintiffs appear PRO SE.

The Defendants are represented by:

   AUSA - Chicago, United States Attorney's Office (NDIL-Chicago)
   219 South Dearborn Street
   Chicago, IL 60604
   Email: USAILN.ECFAUSA@usdoj.gov


ALDI INC: Faces "Evans" Suit in Southern District New York
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Aldi Inc. The case
is styled as Amanda Evans, on behalf of herself and others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Aldi Inc. (New York), Defendant,
Case No. 1:17-cv-08428 (S.D. N.Y., November 1, 2017).

Aldi is a global discount supermarket chain with almost 10,000
stores in 18 countries.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


AMAZULU TRANSPORT: "Dardiz" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
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Alberto Dardiz, and all others similarly-situated v. Amazulu
Transport, Inc., Case No. 6:17-cv-01794 (M.D. Fla., October 16,
2017), seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, minimum
wages, liquidated damages and declaratory relief under the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Alberto Dardiz, worked as a driver and was paid on an
hourly basis for services performed to the Defendant.

Defendant Amazulu assists national rental car companies in
transporting rental vehicles to and from retail locations where
the vehicles are needed. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Matthew R. Gunter, Esq.
      Kimberly De Arcangelis, Esq.
      MORGAN & MORGAN, P.A.
      20 N. Orange Ave., 14th Floor
      Orlando, FL 32801
      Tel: (407) 420-1414
      Fax: (407) 867-4791
      E-mail: mgunter@forthepeople.com
              kimd@forthepeople.com


AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL: Faces "Laboy" Suit in M.D. of Florida
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against American Residential
Services L.L.C.  The case is styled as Jose Laboy
o/b/o himself and all similarly-situated individuals, Plaintiff v.
American Residential Services L.L.C., Defendant, Case No. 8:17-cv-
02515-JSM-TBM (M.D. Fla., October 26, 2017).

AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, LLC, doing business as ARS/Rescue
Rooter, provides heating, air conditioning (AC), indoor air
quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, and sewer line services to
residential and light commercial customers in the United States.
The Plaintiff is a non-exempt service technician employee.[BN]

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

      - and -

   Luis A. Cabassa, Esq.
   Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, PA
   1110 N Florida Ave Ste 300
   Tampa, FL 33602-3343
   Tel: (813) 224-0431
   Fax: (813) 229-8712
   Email: lcabassa@wfclaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

   Andrew R. Lincoln, Esq.
   Jackson Lewis, PC
   100 S Ashley DrSte 2200
   Tampa, FL 33602-5311
   Tel: (813) 512-3218
   Fax: (813) 512-3211
   Email: andrew.lincoln@jacksonlewis.com

      - and -

   Laura E. Prather, Esq.
   Jackson Lewis, PC
   100 S Ashley DrSte 2200
   Tampa, FL 33602-5311
   Tel: (813) 512-3225
   Fax: (813) 512-3211
   Email: laura.prather@jacksonlewis.com


ARS NATIONAL: Faces "Schwartz" Suit in E. Dist. New York
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against ARS National
Services, Inc.  The case is styled as Menachem Schwartz, Jr., on
behalf of himself and all other similarly situated consumers,
Plaintiff v. ARS National Services, Inc., Defendant, Case No.
1:17-cv-06260 (E.D. N.Y., October 26, 2017).

ARS is doing business in the accounts receivable management
industry.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Adam Jon Fishbein, Esq.
   Adam J. Fishbein, P.C.
   735 Central Avenue
   Woodmere, NY 11598
   Tel: (516) 668-6945
   Email: fishbeinadamj@gmail.com


ARSTRAT LLC: Faces "Simkhayev" Suit in Eastern District New York
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against ARStrat, LLC. The
case is styled as Elionora Simkhayev, on behalf of herself and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. ARStrat, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 1:17-cv-06381 (E.D. N.Y., November 1, 2017).

Arstrat is a debt collection agency.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Joseph H. Mizrahi, Esq.
   Joseph H. Mizrahi Law, P.C.
   337 Avenue W, Suite 2f
   Brooklyn, NY 11223
   Tel: (917) 299-6612
   Fax: (347) 665-1545
   Email: jmizrahilaw@gmail.com


ASPERMONT SMALL: "Lafler" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
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Chris Lafler, and all others similarly-situated v. Aspermont Small
Business Development Center, Inc. dba Double Mountain Coach, Case
No. 3:17-cv-02830 (N.D. Tex., October 16, 2017), seeks to recover
overtime wages, liquidated damages, and attorneys' fees and costs
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Chris Lafler was employed by Defendant as driver from
August 2012 until January 2017.

Defendant Double Mountain provides transportation for residents of
Stonewall, Kent, Fisher, Knox, Jones, Haskell and Throckmorton
counties in the State of Texas. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


ATTENDING HOME: "Keriga" Suit Alleges FLSA and NYLL Violations
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Emmanuel Keriga, and all others similarly-situated v. Attending
Home Care Services, LLC, Case No. 1:17-cv-06019 (E.D. N.Y.,
October 16, 2017), is brought against the Defendant for violations
of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.

Plaintiff Emmanuel Keriga is a resident of Bronx County, New York.
Plaintiff is an employee of the Defendant from May 2014 to
present.

Defendant Attending Home Care Services, LLC, provides home care
services to disabled individuals throughout metropolitan New York
City and surrounding areas [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      David Harrison, Esq.
      HARRISON, HARRISON & ASSOCIATES
      110 State Highway 35, Suite 10
      Red Bank, NJ 07701
      Tel: (718) 799-9111
      Fax: (718) 799-9171
      E-mail: nycotlaw@gmail.com


BLEECKER SPAGHETTO: Faces "Gonzalez" Suit in S.D. New York
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Bleecker Spaghetto
LLC.  The case is styled as Efrain Gonzalez, on behalf of others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Bleecker Spaghetto LLC.
doing business as: Trattoria Spaghetto, Bleecker Trattoria Inc.
doing business as: Trattoria Spaghetto, Trattoria Spaghetto Corp.
doing business as: Trattoria Spaghetto, Donato Di Saverio
also known as: Donato Visaviro, Rrustem Ibrahimaj, Rene Doe and
Danny Roe, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-08363 (S.D. N.Y., October
30, 2017).

Bleecker Spaghetto LLC is an Italian Restaurant.[BN]

The Plaintiffs appear PRO SE.


BLUESTAR REFRESHMENT: "Maston" Suit Seeks Damages Under FCRA
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Christopher Maston, and all others similarly-situated v. Bluestar
Refreshment Services, Case No. 3:17-cv-06000 (N.D. Calif., October
19, 2017), seeks statutory damages, punitive damages, wages,
penalties, equitable relief, injunctive relief, and attorneys'
fees and costs under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Plaintiff Christopher Maston is a resident of California and
worked for Defendant from April 2014 to August 2017 as a driver
and hourly worker.

Defendant Bluestar Refreshment Services is a vending machine
supplier in Fremont, California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Eric B. Kingsley, Esq.
      Kelsey M. Szamet, Esq.
      Ari J. Stiller, Esq.
      KINGSLEY & KINGSLEY, APC
      16112 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1200
      Encino, CA 91436
      Tel: (818) 990-8300
      Fax: (818) 990-2903
      E-mail: eric@kingsleykingsley.com
              kelsey@kingsleykingsley.com


BUCCANEERS LIMITED: Plaintiffs Can Protest Against Settlement
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Alison Frankel, writing for Reuters, reports that the 11th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals safeguarded class members from suspect
"reverse auction" settlements in its decision in Technology
Training Associates v. Buccaneers Limited Partnership, holding
that plaintiffs in a previously-filed class action have a right to
intervene to protest a $19.5 million junk fax settlement with the
Tampa Bay football team.  The appellate panel -- Chief Judge Ed
Carnes and Judges Lanier Anderson and Beverly Martin -- rejected
arguments that class members need not intervene because they can
raise objections through the Rule 23 settlement approval process.

That's not enough protection when plaintiffs have reason to
believe class lawyers are not acting in their interests, the 11th
Circuit said.  "Under that logic class members could never
intervene in a class action because they would always have
recourse to Rule 23 procedural protections," Judge Carnes wrote,
citing the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Standard Fire v.
Knowles.  "Such a conclusion cannot be squared with the Supreme
Court's recognition that 'members of a class have a right to
intervene if their interests are not adequately represented by
existing parties.'"

Now for the juicy stuff.

The 11th Circuit decision is important for its precedent assuring
class members' right to intervene.  But the ruling is interesting
because of the underlying facts of the case, in which onetime
confederates in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act plaintiffs'
bar turned into rivals.

TCPA class actions, as you probably know, have become a bane of
the anti-litigation lobby, which contends the ever-expanding TCPA
docket has turned into a trap for legitimate businesses, not a
tool for combatting professional spam artists.  The Buccaneers
case will supply TCPA class action detractors with new grounds for
outrage.

Our story begins back in the early years of this millennium, when
two plaintiffs' firms -- Anderson & Wanca and Bock & Hatch --
teamed up to prosecute class actions against companies that sent
out unsolicited faxes.  Under the TCPA, if businesses send faxes
without express consent from recipients, they can be liable for
statutory damages of $500 per fax, with trebling for willful or
knowing violations.  That's a lot of exposure for defendants.
Enterprising class action firms like Anderson & Wanca and Bock &
Hatch marketed their services to potential plaintiffs that receive
lots of faxes.  According to 2016 testimony from Bock & Hatch name
partner Phillip Bock, the firms jointly filed hundreds of cases
across the country.

Then in 2011, 7th Circuit judge Richard Posner wrote a brutal
opinion about the firms' supposed tactics. Naming only Bock &
Hatch, Judge Posner accused class counsel of violating a promise
of confidentiality to a "fax broadcaster" who supplied them with
records of unsolicited faxes she'd blasted out for her clients.
"Class counsel have demonstrated a lack of integrity that casts
serious doubt on their trustworthiness as representatives of the
class," Posner wrote.

Judge Posner turned out to be wrong about the firms' conduct.  As
Ms. Frankel wrote back in 2014, when Bock & Hatch had an
opportunity to tell its side of the story, it persuaded the trial
judge in the case, on remand from the 7th Circuit, that class
counsel not only hadn't done anything wrong but that they also
deserved to be reappointed to represent class members.

But according to Bock's testimony, the Posner decision led to a
rift between his firm and Anderson & Wanca.  After Judge Posner's
criticism, he said, he had to spend a year "digging out of that
hole all around the country."  Meanwhile, according to Bock,
Anderson & Wanca bailed on him.  As Bock told the story in his
2016 testimony, he was plodding from courtroom to courtroom,
defending Anderson & Wanca's honor along with his own -- and
Anderson & Wanca repaid the favor by cutting Bock & Hatch out of
new cases.

One of those cases was Anderson & Wanca's junk fax class action in
federal court in Tampa against the Buccaneers football team, which
allegedly blasted out tens of thousands of unsolicited ticket
advertisements in 2009 and 2010.  In 2016, after years of
litigation and a fruitless 8-month mediation, the Buccaneers moved
for a settlement conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony
Porcelli, who was overseeing the case.  Anderson & Wanca refused.

With the Buccaneers class action at an impasse, one of the
Anderson & Wanca lawyers working on the case, David Oppenheim,
moved over to Bock & Hatch in April 2016. (The firm subsequently
changed its name to Bock Hatch Lewis & Oppenheim.) At around that
time, Bock and other lawyers at the firm engaged in a fateful
email chat.

The 11th Circuit opinion includes the highlights.  Mr. Oppenheim
told Mr. Bock the Bucs case was stalled because Anderson & Wanca
was holding out for a $75 million settlement.  Mr. Bock responded
that Oppenheim "could come forward with another class member and
settle (the) case over the objections of (Anderson & Wanca)."
After all, Mr. Bock said, Mr. Oppenheim's duty was to the class,
not to any particular class member and "certainly not to some
greedy asshole who is not a class member and is just sitting in an
office in Rolling Meadows." (Mr. Bock was referring to Anderson &
Wanca, which is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.)

Mr. Bock said his firm would be "even more Machiavellian" if it
hired Anderson & Wanca's local counsel in Tampa as counsel in a
separate class action against the Buccaneers.  He capped off the
email chain with a note to several lawyers at the firm: "Hmm.
(Anderson & Wanca) holding out for a record settlement. . . . We
could find a plaintiff and approach the defendant about settling?
Lol."

That's precisely what Mr. Bock's firm did.  Mr. Bock's 2016
testimony about how his firm came to file its TCPA class action
exemplifies what drives defendants crazy about these cases.
Mr. Bock's first hurdle was to find a plaintiff who'd received an
allegedly unsolicited fax from the Bucs. From the docket in the
Anderson & Wanca class action, the Bock firm downloaded an expert
witness report that included a list of fax numbers that had
received the Bucs' blast.  Mr. Bock testified that he recognized a
couple of numbers on the list: They belonged to businesses that
had previously responded to Bock & Hatch marketing for potential
TCPA plaintiffs.  The Bock firm reached out to the potential
clients.  Technology Training Associates and Dr. Larry Schwanke
said they wanted to be named plaintiffs.

In short order, Mr. Bock's firm filed a state-court class action
against the Bucs in Hillsborough County.  By its own admission,
the plaintiffs' firm then contacted Latham & Watkins, which
represents the Bucs.  Less than a month later, after two days of
mediation, Bock and the Bucs agreed to settlement terms.  The
class action would be resolved for $19.5 million.  Mr. Bock's
firm, it was later disclosed, would ask for fees of $4.9 million,
or 25 percent of the fund.

Anderson & Wanca was enraged, as you can imagine. After some
procedural developments, the Bock firm's class action ended up
before Judge Porcelli, who was already presiding over the parallel
Anderson & Wanca case. The Anderson firm told the judge that
Bock's firm sold out the class in a reverse auction, allowing the
Bucs to settle with the lowest bidder.

In a separate case, one of Anderson & Wanca's clients sued
Mr. Oppenheim for allegedly breaching his duty to the class.  The
judge in that case concluded that the Bock firm had taken care to
wall Mr. Oppenheim off from its class action so there was no
conflict. (Mr. Bock testified in 2016 that his main concern in
excluding Oppenheim wasn't the new partner's ethical duty to his
former clients but that Anderson & Wanca would "have a cow" if it
found out Oppenheim was involved in a rival class action.)

Judge Porcelli held an evidentiary hearing in October 2016. To its
credit, the Bock firm disclosed what it called the "not
necessarily flattering" email chain that ended up being quoted in
the 11th Circuit decision. Judge Porcelli's preoccupation was
Oppenheim's role in the new case. Bock repeatedly assured him that
Oppenheim had been walled off.

Despite Anderson & Wanca's protests, the judge granted preliminary
approval to the $19.5 million settlement in March. In the same
opinion, he denied Anderson & Wanca's motion to intervene, holding
that the firm could instead object to final approval of the
settlement.  It could even ask for fees from the settlement fund,
Judge Porcelli said.

The 11th Circuit, in its recent decision, said the real question
was whether the Bock firm had adequately represented the interests
of class members. Based on the record of the case, the appeals
court said, it seemed clear that, during settlement negotiations,
Bock Hatch and the named plaintiffs were more closely aligned with
the Bucs than with the rest of the class.

"The record appears to show that the plaintiffs' counsel, Bock
Hatch, deliberately underbid (Anderson & Wanca) in an effort to
collect attorney's fees while doing a fraction of the work that
the movants' counsel did," Judge Carnes wrote.  "If, as it
appears, Bock Hatch was indeed motivated by a desire to grab
attorney's fees instead of a desire to secure the best settlement
possible for the class, it violated its ethical duty to the
class."

After the 11th Circuit decision, Judge Porcelli stayed the Bock
class action and said he would schedule a hearing that all of the
lawyers must attend in person.

Ms. Frankel emailed Phillip Bock for comment on the 11th Circuit
decision and the emails it cited.  He did not respond.  Nor did
Bucs' counsel Roman Martinez of Latham -- roman.martinez@lw.com
Glenn Hara -- ghara@andersonwanca.com -- of Anderson & Wanca
declined to comment. [GN]


C&R PALLETS: "Lariosa" Suit Alleges FLSA Violations
---------------------------------------------------
Yerid Benito Lariosa, and all others similarly-situated v. C&R
Pallets Corp., Juana C. Escoto, and Rosa C. Hernandez, Case No.
1:17-cv-23799 (S.D. Fla., October 17, 2017), is brought against
the Defendants for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Yerid Benito Lariosa is a resident of Miami-Dade Florida
and was employed by the Defendants.

Headquartered in Oakland Park, Florida, Defendant C&R Pallets
Corp. established in 2008, is engaged in a wide variety of pallet
recycling program.

Juana C. Escoto and Rosa C. Hernandez own and manage C&R Pallets.
[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


CARNIVAL CORP: Faces "Gomez" Suit in S. Dist. Fla.
--------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Carnival
Corporation. The case is styled as Andres Gomez, on his own and on
behalf of all other individuals similarly situated, Plaintiff v.
Carnival Corporation, a foreign corporation, Defendant, Case No.
1:17-cv-23954-UU (S.D. Fla., October 30, 2017).

Carnival is a cruise line with 24 ships operating around the world
with Fathom as its newest brand.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Jessica Lynn Kerr, Esq.
   Jessica L.Kerr, P.A. dba The Advocacy Group
   333 Las Olas Way, Suite CU3-311
   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
   Tel: (954) 282-1858
   Fax: (844) 786-3694
   Email: service@advocacypa.com


CLAIRE'S STORES: Faces "Gomez" Suit in S. Dist. Fla.
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Claire's Stores,
Inc.  The case is styled as Andres Gomez, on his own and on behalf
of all other individuals similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Claire's
Stores, Inc., an Illinois corporation, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-
cv-23953-JLK (S.D. Fla., October 30, 2017).

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Jessica Lynn Kerr, Esq.
   Jessica L.Kerr, P.A. dba The Advocacy Group
   333 Las Olas Way, Suite CU3-311
   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
   Tel: (954) 282-1858
   Fax: (844) 786-3694
   Email: service@advocacypa.com


CLEARSPRING LOAN: Faces "Boyle" Suit in Western District of WV
--------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against ClearSpring Loan
Services, Inc.  The case is styled as Christine A. Boyle,
individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, Plaintiff
v. ClearSpring Loan Services, Inc. now known as Sortis Financial,
Inc. and Diverse Funding Associates, LLC, Defendants, Case No.
5:17-cv-04262 (W.D. W.V., November 2, 2017).

Clearspring Loan Services, Inc. is a financial services
company that provides mortgage loans.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Christopher B. Frost, Esq.
   HAMILTON BURGESS YOUNG & POLLARD
   P. O. Box 959
   Fayetteville, WV 25840-0959
   Tel: (304) 574-2727
   Fax: (304) 574-3709
   Email: cfrost@hamiltonburgess.com

      - and -

   Ralph C. Young, Esq.
   HAMILTON BURGESS YOUNG &POLLARD
   P. O. Box 959
   Fayetteville, WV 25840-0959
   Tel: (304) 574-2727
   Fax: (304) 574-3709
   Email: ryoung@hamiltonburgess.com

      - and -

   Steven R. Broadwater , Jr., Esq.
   HAMILTON BURGESS YOUNG & POLLARD
   P. O. Box 959
   Fayetteville, WV 25840-0959
   Tel: (304) 574-2727
   Fax: (304) 574-3709
   Email: sbroadwater@hamiltonburgess.com


COCA-COLA COMPANY: "Geffner" Suit Alleges False Advertising
-----------------------------------------------------------
Evan Geffner and Ivan Babsin, and all others similarly-situated v.
The Coca-Cola Company, Case No. 1:17-cv-07952 (S.D. N.Y., October
16, 2017), is brought against the Defendant for violations of New
York's Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices Law, False
Advertising Law, negligent and intentional misrepresentation,
restitution, and breach of express and implied warranties.

The Plaintiffs allege that Coca-Cola's marketing Diet Coke as
"diet" is false, misleading, and unlawful.

Plaintiff Evan Geffner is a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey.
Plaintiff has been a frequent purchaser of Diet Coke for many
years.

Plaintiff Ivan Babsin is a resident of Nassau County, New York.
Plaintiff has been a frequent purchaser of Diet Coke for many
years.

The Coca-Cola Company manufactures carbonated soft drinks. The
Defendant is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of
business in Atlanta, Georgia [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Derek T. Smith, Esq.
      Abraham Z. Melamed, Esq.
      DEREK SMITH LAW GROUP, PLLC
      30 Broad Street, 35th Floor
      New York, NY 10004
      Tel: (212) 587-0706
      E-mail: dtslaws@msn.com
              abe@dereksmithlaw.com


COMMUNITY CAR: Faces "Arecio" Suit in E.D. New York
---------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Community Car
Service Priscilla Corp.  The case is styled as Rosario Arecio,
individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiff
v. Community Car Service Priscilla Corp. doing business as:
Priscilla Community Car Service, Ramon Donato Guzman Bencosme,
Juan Bencosme, Arsenio de la Mota, Juan Mejia, Felix Betances,
Mario Ovalles, Rafael Doe, Benito Heredia and Gil Fuentes,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-06298 (E.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

Community Car Service Priscilla Corp. offers limo bus service with
professional chauffeurs in New York.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


CONVERGENT OUTSOURCING: Faces "Robinson" Suit in District of NJ
---------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Convergent
Outsourcing, Inc.  The case is styled as Adrianne Robinson,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Convergent Outsourcing, Inc., Defendant, Case No.
3:17-cv-09478 (D. N.J., October 26, 2017).

Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. is an IT service management
company.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


D & A SERVICES: Faces "Asaro" Suit in Eastern District of Texas
---------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against D & A Services, LLC.
The case is styled as Patricia Asaro, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. D & A Services, LLC
and Bureaus Investment Group Portfolio No. 15, LLC, Defendants,
Case No. 2:17-cv-06252 (E.D. Tex., October 26, 2017).

D & A Services provides all aspects of customer service and
compliant collection remedies.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Craig B. Sanders, Esq.
   Sanders Law, PLLC
   100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
   Garden City, NY 11530
   Tel: (516) 203-7600
   Fax: (516) 281-7601
   Email: csanders@sanderslawpllc.com


DARP INC: Faces "Norrid" Suit in Eastern District of Oklahoma
-------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against D.A.R.P., Inc.  The
case is styled as Shane Norrid, Kermit Michael Troxel, Kevin
Hartman, Tim Hyers, Christopher Lynn Williams, Codie Shreve,
Steven England and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. D.A.R.P., Inc., an Oklahoma not for profit
corporation, Raymond Jones, Hendren Plastics, Inc., An Arkansas
for profit corporation, R & R Engineering Co., Inc.
An Oklahoma for profit corporation, Glenn E. Whitman, Simmons
Foods, Inc., An Arkansas for profit corporation, Western Alliance,
Inc. formerly known as: Jer-Co Industries, Inc.
An Oklahoma for profit corporation, Defendants, Case No. 6:17-cv-
00401-RAW (E.D. Okla., November 1, 2017).

D.A.R.P., Inc. is a Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Hospital.[BN]

The Plaintiff are represented by:

   Brady R. Henderson, Esq.
   PO Box 1626
   Oklahoma City, OK 73101
   Tel: (405) 525-3831
   Fax: (405) 524-2296
   Email: bhenderson@acluok.org


DEARDEN'S INC: "Ayala" Suit Alleges Labor Code Violations
---------------------------------------------------------
Alma Ayala, Liliana Garcia, Nelly Matias, and all others
similarly-situated v. Dearden's Inc. and Does 1 through 100, Case
No. BC679750 (Cal. Super., October 18, 2017), is brought against
the Defendants for alleged violations of the California Labor Code
and California Business and Professional Code.

Plaintiffs Alma Ayala, Liliana Garcia and Nelly Matias are
residents in the County of Orange, California. All were employed
by the Defendants as credit representatives until they were laid
off due to closure of all of Defendants' stores in July 2017.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Defendant Dearden's Inc.
is a home furnishing retailer in the western half of the United
States. It offers living room, bedroom, dining room, and baby
furniture. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Paul K. Haines, Esq.
      Fletcher W. Schmidt, Esq.
      Andrew J. Rowbotham, Esq.
      Stephanie A. Kierig, Esq.
      HAINES LAW GROUP, APC
      2274 East Maple Avenue
      El Segundo, CA 90245
      Tel: (424) 292-2350
      Fax: (424) 292-2355
      E-mail: phaines@haineslawgroup.com
              fschmidt@haineslawgroup.com
              arowbotham@haineslawgroup.com
              skierig@haineslawgroup.com


DELTAURA USA: "Mathews" Suit Alleges FLSA Violations
----------------------------------------------------
Kelvin Mathews, and all others similarly-situated v. Deltaura USA,
Inc., David Paramsothy, and Jonily Jovan, Case No. 1:17-cv-07560
(N.D. Ill., October 19, 2017), is brought against the Defendants
for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Portal-to-
Portal Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

Plaintiff Kelvin Mathews is a former employee who performed
customer service/dispatch services for the Defendants.

Defendant Deltaura USA, Inc. provides transportation services.

Individual Defendants David Paramsothy and Jonily Jovan are owners
or are engaged in active management of Deltaura USA. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      John William Billhorn, Esq.
      BILLHORN LAW FIRM
      53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 840
      Chicago, IL 60604
      Tel: (312) 853-1450


DICKSON'S FARMSTAND: Faces "Dean" Suit in S. Dist. New York
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Dickson's Farmstand
Meat, Inc.  The case is styled as Jenny Dean, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Dickson's
Farmstand Meat, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-08262 (S.D.
N.Y., October 26, 2017).

Dickson's Farmstand is a neighborhood butcher shop in Chelsea
Market offering artisanal meats and house-made charcuterie.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Evan Stone Rothfarb, Esq.
   Kakalec & Sclanger, LLP
   85 Broad Street, 18th Floor
   New York, NY 10004
   Tel: (212) 500-6114
   Fax: (646) 612-7996
   Email: erothfarb@kakalec-schlanger.com

       - and -

   Patricia Coyle Kakalec, Esq.
   Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP
   85 Broad Street, 18th Floor
   New York, NY 00000
   Tel: (212) 500-6114
   Email: pkakalec@kakalec-schlanger.com


DISCOUNT KING: Faces "Francisco-Jose" Suit in E.D. New York
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Discount King Inc.
The case is styled as Genaro Francisco-Jose, individually and on
behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Discount King
Inc. doing business as: Discount King, Armando Doe, Rosa Sanchez,
Muhammad Yousuf and Minhajuddi Uddin Malik, Defendants, Case No.
1:17-cv-06299 (E.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

Discount King Inc. is a one stop shop store.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


DNC SERVICES: Faces "Sweigert" Suit in District of Columbia
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against DNC Services
Corporation doing business as: Democratic National Committee. The
case is styled as George Webb Sweigert, John Does 1 to 435 and
Jane Does 1 TO 435, Individually and on behalf of all those
similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Tom Perez, Chairman, DNC
Services Corp, DNC Services Corporation doing business as:
Democratic National Committee, Deborah Wasserman-Schultz "Debbie",
Imran Awan, Hina Alvi, Jamal Awan, Rao Abbas, Haseeb Rana, Abid
Awan, Natalia Sova, Theresa Grafenstine and Huma Abedin,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-02223-RC (D.D.C., October 26, 2017).

The DNC is the formal governing body for the United States
Democratic Party. The DNC is responsible for coordinating strategy
in support of Democratic Party candidates for local, state, and
national office.

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


DR PEPPER: "Excevarria" Suit Alleges False Advertising
------------------------------------------------------
Yasmin Excevarria and Joette Phoenix, and all others similarly-
situated v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up,
Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-07957 (S.D. N.Y., October 16, 2017), is
brought against the Defendants for alleged violations of New
York's Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices Law, false
advertising law, negligent and intentional misrepresentation,
restitution, and breach of express and implied warranties.

Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of themselves, other Diet
Dr. Pepper consumers, and the general public, to enjoin Dr. Pepper
from continuing to misleadingly advertise Diet Dr. Pepper, and to
recover restitution and damages for the class.

Plaintiffs Yasmin Excevarria and Joette Phoenix are residents of
Kings County, New York. Plaintiffs were frequent purchaser of Diet
Dr. Pepper for years.

Defendant Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is an American soft drink
company based in Plano, Texas. It manufactures, bottles and
distributes Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Mott's, Snapple, Canada Dry and other
favorites.

Defendant Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. was a Plano, Texas-based soft-
drink manufacturing company created by the merger of Dr Pepper,
Inc. and The 7 Up Company on May 19, 1986. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Derek T. Smith, Esq.
      Abraham Z. Melamed, Esq.
      DEREK SMITH LAW GROUP, PLLC
      30 Broad Street, 35th Floor
      New York, NY 10004
      Tel: (212) 587-0706
      E-mail: dtslaws@msn.com
              abe@dereksmithlaw.com


EDGEWELL PERSONAL: Faces "Keskinen" Suit Over False Ads
-------------------------------------------------------
Kelly Keskinen, and all others similarly-situated v. Edgewell
Personal Care Co., Edgewell Personal Care, LLC, Edgewell Personal
Care Brands, LLC, Playtex Products, LLC and Sun Pharmaceuticals,
LLC, Case No. 2:17-cv-07721 (C.D. Calif., October 23, 2017), is
brought against the Defendants for alleged violations of the
California Unfair Competition Law, the California Consumers Legal
Remedies Act, and the California False Advertising Law.

Plaintiff's claim is premised on several false or misleading
claims that Defendants make on the labels of its Banana Boat Kids
SPF 100 sunscreen. In short, Defendants sell this product as an
SPF 100 sunscreen--designed for children--when in fact its SPF is
well under 100, and actually in the 20s.

Plaintiff Kelly Keskinen is a resident of Riverside County,
California. Plaintiff purchased Banana Boat Kids SPF 100 several
times over the last four years, from various stores in California.

Defendants Edgewell Personal Care Company; Edgewell
Personal Care, LLC; Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC; Playtex
Products, LLC; and Sun Pharmaceuticals, LLC jointly manufacture,
distribute, advertise, label, and sell Banana Boat Kids SPF 100 in
California and throughout the United States. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Marc L. Godino, Esq.
      GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
      1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
      Tel: (310) 201-9150
      Fax: (310) 201-9160
      E-mail: mgodino@glancylaw.com

          - and -

      Kevin Landau, Esq.
      Brett Cebulash, Esq.
      Miles Greaves, Esq.
      TAUS, CEBULASH & LANDAU, LLP
      80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1204
      New York, NY 10038
      Tel: (646) 873-7654
      Fax: (212) 931-0703
      E-mail: klandau@tcllaw.com
              bcebulash@tcllaw.com
              mgreaves@tcllaw.com


ELMWOOD HILLS: Serzanin Sues Over Unlawful Discharge
----------------------------------------------------
Coleen Serzanin, and all others similarly-situated v. Elmwood
Hills Healthcare Center LLC t/a and dba Northbrook Behavioral
Health Hospital, and John Does 1 through 10, Case No. L-004153-17
(N.J. Super, October 25, 2017), is brought under the New Jersey
Conscientious Employee Protection Act alleging an unlawful and
retaliatory discharge.

Plaintiff Coleen Serzanin is a resident of the State of New
Jersey. Plaintiff worked as a nurse manager for the Defendants
from 2014 to July 2017.

The Defendants operate as a healthcare facility in Camden, New
Jersey. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


EQUIFAX INC: "Jones" Suit Alleges FCRA Violations
-------------------------------------------------
Beronica Jones and Michael Saucier, and all others similarly-
situated v. Equifax Inc., and Equifax Information Services, LLC,
Case No. 3:17-cv-00211 (N.D. Miss., October 17, 2017), is brought
against the Defendants for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting
Act.

Plaintiffs Beronica Jones and Michael Saucier are residents of
Mississippi and are victims of Equifax' data breach.

Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, Equifax Inc. is the parent of
company of Equifax Information Services, LLC, and Equifax Consumer
Services LLC. All Defendants are consumer reporting agencies and
nationwide consumer reporting agencies.   Equifax Information
Services, LLC's responsibilities specifically include collection
and reporting of consumer information to financial institutions.
[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Amber Shaw, Esq.
      GORDON SHAW LAW GROUP, PLLC
      114 West Liberty Street, Suite 300
      P.O. Box 846
      Covington, TN 3 8019
      Tel: (901) 476-7100
      Fax: (901) 476-3537
      E-mail: ashaw@lawjhg.com

          - and -

      Kevin Sharp, Esq.
      SANFORD HEISLER SHARP, LLP
      611 Commerce St., Suite 3100
      Nashville, TN 37203
      Tel: (615) 434-7001
      Fax: (615) 434-7020
      E-mail: ksharp@sanfordheisler.com


EQUIFAX INC: Faces "Calderon" Suit in N. Dist. Ga.
--------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax Inc.  The
case is styled as Jose Calderon and Barbara Westbrook, on behalf
of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v.
Equifax Inc. and Equifax Information Services LLC, Defendants,
Case No. 1:17-cv-04389-MHC (N.D. Ga., November 2, 2017).

Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax
collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual
consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Daniel Arthur Kent, Esq.
   Kent & Risley, LLC
   5755 North Point Pkwy., Suite 57
   Alpharetta, GA 30022
   Tel: (404) 585-4214
   Fax: (404) 829-2412
   Email: dankent@kentrisley.com


EQUIFAX INC: Faces Gerber Federal Credit Suit in N.D. Georgia
-------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax Inc.  The
case is styled as Gerber Federal Credit Union, Oteen VA Federal
Credit Union, Illinois Credit Union League, Minnesota Credit Union
Network, Nebraska Credit Union League, New York Credit Union
Association, Ohio Credit Union League, Virginia Credit Union
League each as an association on behalf of its members and SELCO
Community Credit Union, individually and on behalf of a class of
all similarly situated financial institutions, Plaintiffs v.
Equifax Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-04388-TCB (N.D. Ga.,
November 2, 2017).

Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax
collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual
consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide.[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

   Anthony C. Lake, Esq.
   Gillen Withers & Lake, LLC
   3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
   One Securities Centre, Suite 1050
   Atlanta, GA 30305
   Tel: (404) 842-9700
   Fax: (404) 842-9750
   Email: aclake@gwllawfirm.com

      - and -

   Arthur M. Murray, Esq.
   Murray Law Firm
   650 Poydras Street, Suite 2150
   New Orleans, LA 70130
   Tel: (505) 525-8100
   Email: amurray@murray-lawfirm.com

      - and -

   Brian C. Gudmundson, Esq.
   Zimmerman Reed, P.L.L.P. -MN
   1100 IDS Center
   80 South 8th Street
   Minneapolis, MN 55402
   Tel: (612) 341-0400
   Email: brian.gudmundson@zimmreed.com

      - and -

   Bryan L. Bleichner, Esq.
   Chestnut Cambronne, PA
   17 Washington Avenue North, Suite 300
   Minneapolis, MN 55401
   Tel: (612) 339-7300
   Fax: (612) 336-2940
   Email: bbleichner@chestnutcambronne.com

      - and -

   Bryan A. Fox, Esq.
   Carlson Lynch Sweet &Kilpela& Carpenter, LLP - PA
   5th Floor
   1133 Penn Avenue
   Pittsburgh, PA 15222
   Tel: (412) 322-9243
   Fax: (412) 231-0246

       - and -

   Carol Thomas, Esq.
   Murray Law Firm
   650 Poydras Street, Suite 2150
   New Orleans, LA 70130
   Tel: (504) 525-8100
   Fax: (504) 584-5249

      - and -

   Charles Hale Van Horn, Esq.
   Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. -Atl
   3475 Piedmont Road, N.E., Suite 1100
   Atlanta, GA 30305
   Tel: (404) 261-7711
   Fax: (404) 233-1943
   Email: cvanhorn@bfvlaw.com

      - and -

   Erin Green Comite, Esq.
   Scott & Scott, LLC-CT
   P.O. Box 192
   108 Norwich Avenue
   Colchester, CT 06415
   Tel: (860) 537-5537
   Email: ecomite@scott-scott.com

      - and -

   Gary F. Lynch, Esq.
   Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kilpela & Carpenter, LLP - PA
   5th Floor
   1133 Penn Avenue
   Pittsburgh, PA 15222
   Tel: (412) 322-9243
   Fax: (412) 231-0246
   Email: glynch@carlsonlynch.com

      - and -

   Jamisen Etzel, Esq.
   Carlson Lynch Sweet &Kilpela& Carpenter, LLP - PA
   5th Floor
   1133 Penn Avenue
   Pittsburgh, PA 15222
   Tel: (412) 322-9243
   Fax: (412) 231-0246
   Email: jetzel@carlsonlynch.com

      - and -

   Joseph P. Guglielmo, Esq.
   Scott & Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP
   230 Park Avenue
   17th Floor
   New York, NY 10169
   Tel: (212) 223-6444
   Email: jguglielmo@scott-scott.com

      - and -

   Karen Hanson Riebel, Esq.
   Lockridge Grindal Nauen
   100 Washington Avenue South
   2200 Washington Square
   Minneapolis, MN 55401-2179
   Tel: (612) 339-6900
   Email: khriebel@locklaw.com

      - and -

   Kate M. Baxter-Kauf, Esq.
   Lockridge Grindal Nauen
   100 Washington Avenue South
   2200 Washington Square
   Minneapolis, MN 55401-2179
   Tel: (612) 339-6900
   Email: kmbaxter-kauf@locklaw.com

      - and -

   Stephen B. Murray, Sr., Esq.
   Murray Law Firm
   650 Poydras Street, Suite 2150
   New Orleans, LA 70130
   Tel: (504) 525-8100
   Email: amurray@murray-lawfirm.com

      - and -

   Thomas A. Withers, Esq.
   Gillen, Withers & Lake, LLC
   8 E. Liberty Street
   Savannah, GA 31401
   Tel: (912) 447-8400
   Fax: (912) 233-6584
   Email: twithers@gwllawfirm.com


EQUIFAX INC: Faces "Janaye" Suit in Central District Cal.
---------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax, Inc. The
case is styled as Amanda Janaye White and Robert Honanian,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Equifax, Inc., a Georgia corporation, Defendant,
Case No. 2:17-cv-07991 (C.D. Cal., November 1, 2017).

Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency in New
York.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


EQUIFAX INC: Nebraska Credit Union League Joins Class Action
------------------------------------------------------------
KHGI reports that the Nebraska Credit Union League (NCUL) and the
Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) announced on
Oct. 31 they will join a class action lawsuit against Equifax.
CUNA filed its lawsuit Oct. 4, and several other leagues and
credit unions have followed suit.

"The Equifax breach has harmed and will continue to harm our
credit unions and their members," said NCUL CEO Scott Sullivan.
"We refuse to sit idly by as our credit unions begin to bear the
long-term financial cost and personnel burden from Equifax's
breach and are pleased to join with CUNA in taking this action on
our members behalf.  This is yet another example of the value of
the interdependent CUNA/League system."

Scott Earl, president/CEO of MWCUA also cited the need to protect
credit unions when announcing the league is joining a lawsuit.

"We have not seen a data breach of this magnitude before and the
potential impacts to credit unions and their members is
unprecedented," Mr. Earl said.  "The Association joined both to
help protect our affiliated credit unions and to hold Equifax
accountable for the fallout from this breach.  Protecting members
is a top priority of all credit unions.  We may not know the full
impact of this extensive breach for years.  The costs to credit
unions will be significant."

The breach, first announced in September is estimated to have
exposed information on more than 145 million consumers, and
payment card data from of more than 200,000 consumers.

The Illinois Credit Union League and the League of Southeastern
Credit Unions and Affiliates have also announced legal action
against Equifax. [GN]


EXA CORPORATION: Rubin Files Securities Class Action in Mass.
-------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Rubin, and all others similarly-situated v. Exa
Corporation, Stephen A. Remondi, John J. Shields, III, Robert D.
Burke, Mark Fusco, Wayne Mackie, and John William Poduska, Case
No. 1:17-cv-12050 (D. Mass., October 19, 2017), is brought against
the Defendants for violations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934.

Plaintiff Michael Rubin is a continuous stockholder of Exa.

Defendant Exa is a digital simulation company that develops, sells
and supports simulation software and services for manufacturers,
with a current focus on the ground transportation market.
Defendant is a Massachusetts corporation with its principal
executive offices located in Burlington, Massachusetts. Exa's
common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the
ticker symbol "EXA."

The Individual Defendants are directors and officers of Exa. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Mitchell J. Matorin, Esq.
      MATORIN LAWOFFICE, LLC
      18 Grove Street, Suite 5
      Wellesley, MA 02482
      Tel: (781) 453-0100

          - and -

      Richard A. Acocelli, Esq.
      Michael A. Rogovin, Esq.
      Kelly C. Keenan, Esq.
      WEISSLAW LLP
      1500 Broadway, 16th Floor
      New York, NY 10036
      Tel: (212) 682-3025
      Fax: (212) 682-3010


FEDEX GROUND: Faces "Anderson" Suit in Cent. Dist. Cal.
-------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against FedEx Ground Package
System, Inc.  The case is styled as Robert Anderson and Marques T.
Sutton, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., a
Delaware Corporation and DOES 1-10, inclusive, Defendants, Case
No. 2:17-cv-08019 (C.D. Cal., November 2, 2017).

FedEx Ground provides business-to-business package shipping and
ground delivery services.[BN]

The Plaintiffs appear PRO SE.


FORAGER PROJECT: Faces "Berger" Suit in Eastern District New York
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Forager Project,
LLC. The case is styled as Josh Berger, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Forager Project,
LLC, Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-06302 (E.D. N.Y., October 27,
2017).

Forager Project, LLC produces and sells organic food.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


FORD MOTOR: Faces Securities Class Action Over Fusion Probe
-----------------------------------------------------------
Keith Laing, writing for Detroit News, reports that Ford Motor Co.
is facing a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company made
false statements about the quality of 841,000 cars that are under
investigation for having steering wheels that could detach while
the vehicles are in motion.

The lawsuit alleges Ford violated federal securities laws by
making "false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to
disclose that flaws in the company's manufacturing processes,
supply chain, and/or quality control rendered at least 841,000
Ford vehicles unsafe to drive" between 2014 and 2017 that led to
"precipitous decline in the market value of the company's
securities."

The lawsuit, filed on Oct. 30 in the Eastern District Court of
Michigan, follows an Oct. 26 announcement from the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is investigating the
complaints about the steering wheel fastening bolt of 2014 through
2016 Ford Fusion vehicles becoming loose, and in one case
detaching completely.

NTHSA said it has received one complaint for each model year
covered by the investigation.

"A detached steering wheel can result in a loss of vehicle control
that may lead to a crash," the agency said.  "A preliminary
evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and
safety-related consequence of the alleged defect."

Ford declined to comment on the lawsuit on Oct. 31, saying it
"will respond through the appropriate legal channels."

The company added: "Regarding NHTSA, we are cooperating with the
agency, as we always do.  Any customers with concerns should
contact their local dealer."

The suit alleges Ford failed to "advise its investors of any
specific shortcomings in the company's manufacturing processes,
supply chain, and/or quality control" during the model years that
are covered by the Fusion investigation.

"The foregoing issues, when revealed, would foreseeably subject
Ford to additional regulatory scrutiny and impact the company's
profitability," the lawsuit says.

The number of plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit was not
specified in the legal paperwork that was filed on Oct. 30 because
it is "so numerous," according to Paul Ruckel, who filed the
lawsuit.

"Throughout the class period, Ford securities were actively traded
on the (New York Stock Exchange)," the lawsuit.  "While the exact
number of class members is unknown to plaintiff at this time and
can be ascertained only through appropriate discovery, plaintiff
believes that there are hundreds or thousands of members in the
proposed class." [GN]


FORD MOTOR: Bronstein Gewirtz Files Securities Class Suit
---------------------------------------------------------
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC, notifies investors that a
class action lawsuit has been filed against Ford Motor
Company("Ford" or the "Company") and certain of its officers, on
behalf of a class who purchased Ford securities between February
18, 2014, and October 26, 2017, both dates inclusive,(the "Class
Period").  Such investors are encouraged to join this case by
visiting the firm's site:

This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for
alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, and services cars and
trucks.  The Company also provides vehicle-related financing,
leasing, and insurance through its subsidiary.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants
made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed
to disclose that: (1) flaws in the Company's manufacturing
processes, supply chain, and/or quality control rendered at least
841,000 Ford vehicles unsafe to drive; (2) the abovementioned
issues, when revealed, would foreseeably subject Ford to
additional regulatory scrutiny and impact the Company's
profitability; and (3) consequently, Ford's public statements were
materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On October 27, 2017, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration ("NHTSA") announced a preliminary investigation
into 841,000 Ford vehicles, citing concerns that the vehicles'
steering wheels could detach while the vehicles are in motion.
NHTSA stated that it is specifically investigating 2014-2016 model
Ford Fusion sedans.  Following this news, Ford stock dropped $0.21
per share, or 1.71%, to close at $12.06 on October 27, 2017.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed.  If you wish to
review a copy of the Complaint you can visit the firm's site: or
you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations
Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at
212-697-6484.  If you suffered a loss in Ford you have until
December 29, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead
plaintiff.  Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require
that you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation
boutique.  In addition to representing institutions and other
investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the
firm's expertise includes general corporate and commercial
litigation, as well as securities arbitration. [GN]


FRONTIER COMM: Morrow Sues Over False, Misleading Reports
---------------------------------------------------------
Lisa R. Morrow, and all others similarly-situated v. Frontier
Communications Corporation, Daniel J. McCarthy, Ralph Perley
McBride, John M. Jureller, and Donald W. Daniels, Case No. 3:17-
cv-01759 (D. Conn., October 19, 2017), seeks to recover damages
caused by Defendants' violations of the federal securities law
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants failed to disclose the
underperformance of the Verizon Acquisition. Defendants made
materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's
business, operational and compliance policies, says the complaint.

Plaintiff Lisa R. Morrow acquired Frontier securities.

Defendant Frontier provides communications services in the U.S.,
including broadband, video, and voice services. Founded in 1927,
the Company is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. Frontier's
stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol
"FTR."

The Individual Defendants are officers of Frontier. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Shannon L. Hopkins, Esq.
      LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP
      733 Summer Street, Suite 304
      Stamford, CT 06901
      Tel: (203) 992-4523
      Fax: (212) 363-7171
      E-mail: shopkins@zlk.com


GENERAL ELECTRIC: Glancy Prongay Files Securities Class Action
--------------------------------------------------------------
Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP ("GPM") filed a class action lawsuit
on behalf of investors that purchased General Electric Company
("General Electric" or the "Company") (NYSE: GE) securities
between July 21, 2017, and October 20, 2017, inclusive (the "Class
Period"). General Electric investors have until January 2, 2018 to
file a lead plaintiff motion.  To obtain information or
participate in the class action, please visit the General Electric
Company page on our website at www.glancylaw.com/case/general-
electric-company.

Investors suffering losses on their General Electric investments
are encouraged to contact Lesley Portnoy of GPM to discuss their
legal rights in this class action at 310-201-9150 or by email to
shareholders@glancylaw.com.

On October 20, 2017, the Company disclosed quarterly results for
the third quarter 2017, disclosing earnings per share ("EPS") of
$0.29, falling below earnings estimates of $0.49 per share.  The
Company also lowered 2017 earnings expectations, lowering EPS to
$1.05-$1.10 from $1.60-$1.70.

On that same day, October 20, 2017, the Company held a conference
call to discuss its financial results.  On the call, GE CEO John
Flannery stated that the Company had been completing a review of
its operations and that, "While the company has many areas of
strength, it's also clear from our current results that we need to
make some major changes with urgency and a depth of purpose. Our
results are unacceptable, to say the least."

On this news, the Company's stock price fell nearly 7% or $1.51
per share, over two trading sessions, to close at $22.32 on
October 23, 2017, thereby injuring investors.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout
the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or
misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material
adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and
prospects.  Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that
the Company's various operating segments, including its Power
segment, were underperforming Company projections, with order
drops, excess inventories and increased costs; (2) as a result the
Company overstated GE's full year 2017 guidance; and, (3) that, as
a result of the foregoing, Defendants' statements about General
Electric's business, operations, and prospects, were false and
misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

Follow us for updates on Twitter: twitter.com/GPM_LLP.

If you purchased shares of General Electric during the Class
Period you may move the Court no later than January 2, 2018 to ask
the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain
legal requirements.  To be a member of the Class you need not take
any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or
take no action and remain an absent member of the Class.  If you
wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions
concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with
respect to these matters, please contact Lesley Portnoy, Esquire,
of GPM, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles California
90067 at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, by email to
shareholders@glancylaw.com, or visit our website at
www.glancylaw.com.  If you inquire by email please include your
mailing address, telephone number and number of shares purchased.
[GN]


GENERAL MOTORS: Davis Files Suit Over Defective Headlights
----------------------------------------------------------
Christine Davis, Anna Macias, and Leonardo Macias, and all others
similarly-situated v. General Motors LLC, Case No.  8:17-cv-02431
(M.D. Fla., October 16, 2017), is brought against the Defendant
for violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
Act, for breach of express warranties and breach of implied
warranty under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

The Plaintiffs reside in Florida and have purchased or leased any
2010-2015 Cadillac SRX (collectively "Class Vehicles").

The Plaintiffs allege that the case arises out of a defect in the
Class Vehicles' headlights that causes the headlight to abnormally
and prematurely wear-out and fail.

Defendant General Motors LLC designs, manufactures, markets,
distributes, services, repairs, sells and leases passenger
vehicles, including the Class Vehicles, nationwide and in Florida.
[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Russell D. Paul, Esq.
      Jeffrey L. Osterwise, Esq.
      Jonathan Z. DeSantis, Esq.
      BERGER & MONTAGUE, P.C.
      1622 Locust Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19103-6305
      Tel: (215) 875-3000
      Fax: (215) 875-4604
      E-mail: rpaul@bm.net
              josterwise@bm.net
              jdesantis@bm.net


GENERAL MOTORS: "Harris" Suit Alleges Breach of Warranty
--------------------------------------------------------
John J. Harris, and all others similarly-situated v. General
Motors Company, Case No. 5:17-cv-00180 (E.D. Tex., October 23,
2017), is brought against the Defendant for breach of express and
implied warranty, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade
Practices Act and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant knowingly sold dangerous
defective vehicles to consumers.

Defendant General Motors Company is a foreign corporation whose
principal place of business is in Detroit, Michigan. Defendant
manufactured, distributed, sold, serviced and warranted vehicles.
[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      James C. Wyly, Esq.
      Sean F. Rommel, Esq.
      WYLY-ROMMEL, PLLC
      4004 Texas Boulevard
      Texarkana, TX 75503
      Tel: (903) 334-8646
      Fax: (903) 334-8645


GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES: Scott+Scott Files Securities Class Action
--------------------------------------------------------------
Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP ("Scott+Scott"), a national
securities and consumer rights litigation firm, on Nov. 1
disclosed that it has filed a class action against Genocea
Biosciences, Inc. ("Genocea" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GNCA) and
certain of its senior executives (collectively, "Defendants").

The action, which is filed in the U.S. District Court for the
District of Massachusetts, asserts claims under Sections 10(b) and
20 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), 15
U.S.C. Secs. 78j(b) and 78t(a), and SEC Rule 10b-5 promulgated
thereunder, 17 C.F.R. Sec. 240.10b-5, on behalf of investors who
purchased or otherwise acquired Genocea securities between May 5,
2017 and September 25, 2017, inclusive (the "Class Period").

Genocea is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops
vaccines and immunotherapies.  During the Class Period, the
Company's lead product candidate was GEN-003, a genital herpes
immunotherapy product.

According to the complaint, Defendants violated provisions of the
Exchange Act by issuing false and misleading statements to
investors, including in filings with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC").  Specifically, Defendants made false
and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i)
the Company's finances were insufficient to support Phase 3 trials
of GEN-003; (ii) accordingly, Genocea had overstated the prospects
for GEN-003; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Genocea's
public statements were materially false and misleading at all
relevant times.

On September 25, 2017, after the market closed, Genocea disclosed
that it was halting spending and activities on GEN-003 and
exploring strategic alternatives for the drug.   The Company also
announced that it was cutting 40% of its workforce.

On this news, the Company's share price fell $4.08, or 76.5%, to
close at $1.25 on September 26, 2017.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no
later than January 2, 2018.  Any member of the proposed class may
move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their
choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain a member of the
proposed class.

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions
concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact
plaintiff's counsel, Rhiana Swartz of Scott+Scott at (844) 818-
6980, or via email at rswartz@scott-scott.com

            About Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP

Scott+Scott prosecutes major securities, antitrust, and employee
retirement plan actions throughout the United States.  The firm
represents pension funds, foundations, individuals, and other
entities worldwide with offices in New York, London, Connecticut,
California, and Ohio. [GN]


GLACIER COUNTY, MT: Taxpayers' Class Action Can't Proceed
---------------------------------------------------------
LeAnne Kavanagh, writing for Pioneer Press, reports that the
Montana Supreme Court ruled 6-1 on Oct. 25 that over 420 taxpayers
do not have standing to sue Glacier County or the State of
Montana.  The decision upholds an earlier Lewis and Clark District
Court ruling that dismissed the class action lawsuit filed in 2015
on the grounds the taxpayers lacked standing to sue the county or
state.

The Supreme Court opinion was delivered by Justice Beth Baker with
Justices Mike McGrath, Laurie McKinnon, James Jeremiah Shea, Dirk
M. Sandefur and Jim Rice concurring.

Justice Michael Wheat dissented from the majority.  In his
opinion, ". . . the taxpayers have standing to go forward" and " .
. . have alleged an actual threatened injury sufficient to allow
them to proceed with their case."

Elaine Mitchell, the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit,
said she was disappointed in the court's decision.  "If over 400
taxpayers don't have standing, who does?" she questioned.

"I am very confused," said Ms. Mitchell.  "When I paid my taxes
under protest for reasons other than property valuations, I was
forced to file a class action suit within 90 days, which I did.
Now the Supreme Court ruled that we don't have standing."

Ms. Mitchell and hundreds of other Glacier County residents have
paid their taxes under protest since 2015.  In a class action
lawsuit, they sued Glacier County over alleged mismanagement of
funds and the State of Montana over its failure to take legal
action against the County.

The Glacier County Commissioners issued a brief press release on
Oct. 26 via their "From the Desk of the Glacier County
Commissioners" Facebook page on the Supreme Court's decision.

"While we agree with the decision of the Montana Supreme Court, we
still face other legal challenges that are pending. Glacier County
will continue to aggressively defend any allegations against the
County."

According to the opinion written by Baker, "Taxpayers have not
demonstrated that their claimed potential for increased property
taxes in response to the County's financial situation constitutes
a concrete injury sufficient to confer standing in this case."

Ms. Mitchell's attorney, Lawrence A. Anderson, argued the prospect
of increased property taxes constituted a future injury, but the
majority of Justices disagreed.

In his dissenting opinion Wheat wrote, the "taxpayers have
standing to go forward with the lawsuit?"

He continued, "Based on the deficiencies found within the audits,
the taxpayers should be afforded the opportunity to fully explore
and develop the alleged mismanagement of public funds.  Standing
requirements should not be barriers to justice . . . the taxpayers
have alleged an injury that is not so speculative that we should
reject it outright so as to deny taxpayers the opportunity to
pursue their claims." [GN]


HOME DEPOT: Faces FCRA Class Action Over Background Checks
----------------------------------------------------------
Thomas Ahearn, writing for ESR News, reports that a class action
lawsuit filed by a Florida man claims Home Depot USA violated the
federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting
background checks on potential employees by not making the proper
disclosures required by the FCRA to job applicants, according to a
report from Top Class Actions.

Plaintiff Michael Hamilton claims he signed a disclosure form
authorizing defendant Home Depot to conduct a background check
when he applied for a job in June 2016.  Top Class Actions reports
the FCRA requires employers to satisfy certain disclosure
requirements when procuring background check reports:
The FCRA says the required disclosures must be "clear and
conspicuous" and "made in writing to the consumer at any time
before the report is procured or caused to be procured."  The
disclosures must also be made in a "stand-alone" document, one
that consists only of information about the disclosure.

According to Mr. Hamilton, the disclosure form contained
"extraneous provisions" in addition to those that purported to
authorize the background check.  He says these extraneous
provisions left him confused about the nature and scope of the
background check and about his rights under the FCRA.

The Home Depot class action lawsuit for alleged FCRA violations
states: If Plaintiff was aware Defendant had presented him with an
unlawful disclosure form, Plaintiff would not have authorized
Defendant to procure a consumer report and dig deep into his
personal, private and confidential information.

The class action lawsuit is Hamilton v. Home Depot USA Inc., Case
No. 8:17-cv-02468, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Florida.  The complete report is at
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-
news/824315-home-depot-class-action-background-check-violate-
federal-law/.

In October 2017, ESR News reported that a California federal judge
granted a Motion to Dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit
against Home Depot that claimed the home improvement retailer
violated the FCRA by failing to make proper disclosures and
failing to obtain proper authorization when screening.

In the three-page order dismissing the case, U.S. District Court
Judge Gary Klausner explained that the lawsuit brought by lead
plaintiff Katherine Saltzberg failed to demonstrate actual harm
and did not allege a "concrete" injury as required under the U.S.
Supreme Court ruling in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins.

Enacted in 1970, the FCRA is federal legislation that promotes the
accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information in the
files of consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and protects consumers
from the willful and/or negligent inclusion of inaccurate
information in their background check reports. [GN]


ILLINOIS: Faces "Ross" Suit in N. Dist. Ill.
--------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against George Adamson,
Chaplain. The case is styled as Eugene Ross and all similarly
situated Muslim in I.D.O.C., Plaintiff v. George Adamson, Chaplain
and John Baldwin Dir., Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-07756 (N.D.
Ill., October 27, 2017).

John Baldwin was named director of the Illinois Department of
Corrections August 14, 2015.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


JACKSON NATIONAL: Smithson Files Suit Over Excessive Charges
------------------------------------------------------------
Roy H. Smithson, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Jackson National Life Insurance
Company, Defendant, Case No. 17-cv-07485, (C.D. Cal., October 12,
2017), seeks to recover compensatory and punitive damages, as well
as declaratory and injunctive relief for breach of contract and
conversion to recover amounts that Defendant charged Plaintiff in
excess of the amounts authorized by the express terms of their
life insurance policies.

Plaintiff's life insurance policy provides for an "Accumulation
Value" consisting of monies held in trust by Defendant who is
contractually bound to deduct from the Accumulation Value only
those charges that are explicitly identified and authorized by the
policy's terms. Jackson National allegedly deducted charges from
Smithson's Accumulation Value in amounts exceeding those
specifically permitted by the policy. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Daniel C. Girard, Esq.
      GIRARD GIBBS LLP
      711 Third Ave, 20th Floor
      New York, NY 10017
      Telephone: (212)798-0136
      Facsimile: (212)557-2952
      Email: dcg@girardgibbs.com

             - and -

      Norman E. Siegel, Esq.
      Patrick J. Stueve, Esq.
      Bradley T. Wilders, Esq.
      STUEVE SIEGEL HANSON LLP
      460 Nichols Road, Suite 200
      Kansas City, MO 64112
      Telephone: (816) 714-7100
      Facsimile: (816) 714-7101
      Email: siegel@stuevesiegel.com
             stueve@stuevesiegel.com
             wilders@stuevesiegel.com

             - and -

      John J. Schirger, Esq.
      Matthew W. Lytle, Esq.
      Joseph M. Feierabend, Esq.
      MILLER SCHIRGER, LLC
      4520 Main Street, Suite 1570
      Kansas City, MO 64111
      Telephone: (816) 561-6500
      Facsimile: (816) 561-6501
      Email: jschirger@millerschirger.com
             mlytle@millerschirger.com
             jfeierabend@millerschirger.com


JDSA I: "Andrews" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages
-------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher Andrews, and all others similarly-situated v. JDSA I,
Ltd. dba Jason's Deli and Bernard Kyle Beck, Case No. 5:17-cv-
01083 (W.D. Tex., October 25, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Christopher Andrews is a resident of San Antonio, Texas.
Plaintiff worked for the Defendant as an assistant manager.

Defendant JDSA I, Ltd. is a franchisee of Deli Management, Inc.
and does business as "Jason's Deli."

Defendant Bernard Kyle Beck is the President of JDSA, Inc.  [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Lawrence Morales II, Esq.
      THE MORALES FIRM, P.C.
      6243 W. Interstate 10
      San Antonio, TX 78201
      Tel: (210) 819-5341
      Fax: (210) 225-0821
      E-mail: lawrence@themoralesfirm.com


JEUNESSE LLC: "Wu" Files Suit Over Pyramiding Scheme
----------------------------------------------------
Nancy Wu, Shi Hwa Yuan, Arlene Chang, Fang Fang Ho, Individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Yvonne Yen (a/k/a
Yi-Wen Yen), Samson Li, Lisa Wang and Does 1-100, inclusive,
Plaintiffs, v. Jeunesse, LLC, Jeunesse Global, Jeunesse, Inc.,
Fuel Freedom International, US Global System, Kim Hui, Randy Ray
(a/k/a Ogale Erandal Ray and Randy Ray Lewis), Wendy R. Lewis,
Scott A. Lewis, May Chang (a/k/a Mei Yue Chang and Mei Yueh
Chang), Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-07475 (C.D. Cal., October 12,
2017), seeks nominal, actual, compensatory damages, punitive,
damages and treble damages and civil penalties under the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, monetary relief under the
common law theories of unjust enrichment, Unfair Business
Practices, preliminarily and permanently enjoining Jenuesse from
paying its Distributors recruiting rewards that are unrelated to
retail sales to end users and from further unfair, unlawful,
fraudulent and/or deceptive activities, voiding of all agreements
upon which such scheme is based, recovery of all consideration
paid pursuant to the participants pursuant to the scheme,
disgorgement of profits from the unfair and unlawful business
practices and restitution of all monies and benefits which were
unlawfully withheld, attorneys' fees, expenses, expert fees and
costs incurred by plaintiffs in vindicating their rights under
California's Endless Chain Scheme Law, Unfair Competition Law,
False Advertising Law and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.

Defendants have been engaged in multi-level business through
several business entities, namely Jeunesse, LLC, Jeunesse, Inc.
Jeunesse Global, Fuel Freedom International and US Global System.
They are allegedly running an illegal pyramid scheme with
advertisements that promise earning of $26,250.00 per week. Kim
Hui, Randy Ray, Wendy R. Lewis, Scott A. Lewis and May Chang are
distributors and recruiters. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Tom C. Tsay, Esq.
      Helen W. Quan, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF TOM C. TSAY, INC.
      208 E. Valley Blvd. #C
      San Gabriel, CA 91776
      Tel: (626) 307-4198
      Fax: (626) 307-4199


JONESBORO HUMAN: "Camacho" Suit Alleges FLSA and AMWA Violations
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Chantavia Camacho and Joseph Walker, and all others similarly-
situated v. State of Arkansas - Arkansas Department of Human
Services aka Jonesboro Human Development Center and Conway Human
Development Center, Case No. 4:17-cv-00704 (E.D. Ark., October 25,
2017), is brought against the Defendants for violations of the
Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

Defendant Jonesboro Human Development Center is one of Arkansas's
five Arkansas state-managed training facilities for people with
developmental disabilities where Plaintiff Camacho was employed
within the three years prior to the filing of this Complaint as a
residential care assistant.

Defendant Conway Human Development Center is one of Arkansas's
five Arkansas State-managed training facilities for people with
developmental disabilities where Plaintiff Walker was employed
within the three years prior to the filing of this Complaint as a
residential care assistant. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

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


JTH TAX INC: Faces "Matrinez" Suit in E.D. New York
---------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against JTH Tax, Inc. The
case is styled as Pedro Matrinez, Individually and as the
representative of a class of similarly situated persons, Plaintiff
v. JTH Tax, Inc. doing business as: Liberty Tax Service,
Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-06280 (E.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

Liberty Tax was incorporated in Delaware in September 2010 as a
holding company engaged through its subsidiaries as a franchisor
and operator of a system of income tax preparation offices located
in the United States and Canada. In July 2014, the corporate name
was changed to Liberty Tax, Inc. from JTH Holding, Inc. The
Company's principal operations are conducted through JTH Tax, Inc.
(d/b/a Liberty Tax Service), the Company's largest subsidiary.
Through this system of income tax preparation offices, the Company
also facilitates refund-based tax settlement financial products,
such as instant cash advances, refunds transfer products, and
personal income tax refund discounting. The Company also offers
online tax preparation services.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


KAISER FOUNDATION: Faces "Schmitt" Suit in W.D. Washington
----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan. The case is styled as Andrea Schmitt, on her own
behalf, and on behalf of all similarly situated individuals,
Plaintiff v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, Kaiser
Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., Kaiser
Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan, Inc, Defendants, Case No. 2:17-cv-01611-RSL (W.D.
Wash., October 30, 2017).

Kaiser provides healthcare plans to its members through its
network of Kaiser Permanente healthcare providers.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Richard E Spoonemore, Esq.
   SIRIANNI YOUTZ SPOONEMORE HAMBURGER
   701 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 2560
   SEATTLE, WA 98104
   Tel: (206) 223-0303
   Fax: (206) 223-0246
   Email: rspoonemore@sylaw.com

      - and -

   Eleanor Hamburger, Esq.
   SIRIANNI YOUTZ SPOONEMORE HAMBURGER
   701 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 2560
   SEATTLE, WA 98104
   Tel: (206) 223-0303
   Fax: (206) 223-0246
   Email: ehamburger@sylaw.com


KANOA INC: Faces "Cruz" Suit in Eastern District of California
--------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Kanoa, Inc.  The
case is styled as Wilfredo Cruz Jr, individually, and on behalf of
other members of the general public similarly situated, Plaintiffs
v. Kanoa, Inc. and CivalBarten Van Der Lubbe, Defendants, Case No.
1:17-cv-01476-DAD-JLT (E.D. Cal., November 1, 2017).

Kanoa's journey began in 2015, when its successful crowdfunding
campaign promised in-ear wireless headphones with a sharp charging
case and smart features like adjustable ambient sound pass-
through.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Todd M. Friedman, Esq.
   Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C.
   21550 Oxnard St., Suite 780
   Woodland Hills, CA 91367
   Tel: (877) 619-8966
   Fax: (866) 633-0228
   Email: tfriedman@toddflaw.com


LG CORP: Faces Class Action Over Defective Refrigerators
--------------------------------------------------------
Courtney Zieller and Kaitlyn Naples, writing for WFSB, report that
some LG customers are comparing what they're going through to a
nightmare, after purchasing the brand name refrigerators.

Compressors in the refrigerators are allegedly failing.

It's a story that Channel 3 has been following since earlier this
summer, and now there's a class action lawsuit that was filed
against the company to hold them responsible.

"It's sitting right here but it should be over here where this
mini-fridge is right now," said Susan Lewis, of New London.

She hasn't been able to use her nearly $3,000 LG refrigerator for
the past three months.

"One night we were sitting here and the compressor failed.  It was
making some crazy noise," Ms. Lewis said.

Her refrigerator is only seven years old, and according to the
label, the compressor is under a 10-year warranty.

She added that she pays for a separate warrant on the fridge
itself.

"This has just been horrible.  I mean I have been on the phone
calling LG.  I've called them 28 plus times.  They don't return
your call," Ms. Lewis said.

Since Channel 3's first story aired earlier this summer,
Ms. Lewis is just one of dozens of people who have called and
emailed saying this exact problem happened to them.

They also say it has taken months for technicians to get the LG
part, and once they finally get it, it doesn't work.

"I don't have two or three more months.  The holidays are coming,"
Lewis said, adding that she hosts Thanksgiving every year and has
a lot of people at her house.  "I need my refrigerator."

After some research, Channel 3 learned that LG has recently been
hit with a class-action lawsuit by a Pennsylvania firm, alleging
that some of their refrigerator compressors are defective.

Two lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey Federal Court, one in
early August, and then a second in early September when it was
amended.

The law firm, Chimicles and Tikellis, teamed up with another law
firm because of the overwhelming number of customers who
complained.

Attorney Ben Johns is one lawyer on the case.

"We have been contacted by literally hundreds of consumers from
all over the country that has experienced these problems," Johns
said.

That includes people in Connecticut.

The lawsuit says "The defects cause problems with the
refrigerator's cooling systems, compressors, fans and ice makers."

When it fails, it doesn't keep food cold, causing food to spoil
and money lost.

The lawsuit also mentions that there are so many customers trying
to get the compressor fixed, it has "created a significant backlog
of replacement compressors . . ." and customers have "to wait
unreasonably long periods of time, sometimes many weeks or over a
month for repair and replacement services"

"Hopefully through the lawsuit, we will be able to get some relief
from the company but these things can take a while to work their
way through the court system," Johns said.

Also in the lawsuit, LG's promise saying "its refrigerators would
give them peace of mind and be long-lasting."

For someone like Lewis, she feels that's not the case.

"When you call their telephone number it says 'LG, life is good.'
Like are kidding me? Life is good? Yeah, it's good if you stand by
your customers and take care of them.  You don't treat customers
that spend thousands of thousands of dollars,"
Ms. Lewis said.

LG hasn't returned any requests for comment since the first story
aired over the summer. They also haven't responded to the lawsuit.
They have until Nov. 17.

If you've experienced this problem, here's what you can do:
Attorneys say to first, make a complaint with LG so there's a
record on file.

If you need to buy a new fridge, make sure to keep that receipt.

Then, contact the law firm so you can be added to the class action
lawsuit.

You can do through their website or give them a call. [GN]


LIFE HEALTH: Faces Building Solution Suit in S.D. of Fla.
---------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Life Health and
Fitness Sports Club LLC. The case is styled as Building Solutions
NYC Corp., Plaintiff v. Life Health and Fitness Sports Club LLC,
Merissa Management Holdings LLC and John and Jane Does 1-10 and
others similarly situated, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-23954-UU
(S.D. Fla., October 30, 2017).

Life Health Fitness is a Fitness, Gym and Personal Training
center.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   KING & KING LLP.
   629 FIFTH AVE.
   PELHAM, NY 10803
   Tel: (914) 380-5970

The Defendants are represented by:

   EDWARD KRAMER P.C.
   271 MADISON AVE, 12TH FL
   NEW YORK, NY 10016
   Tel:(212) 490-1616


LULAROE CO: Faces Second Class Action Over "Pyramid Scheme"
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Fashion Law reports that LuLaRoe, the multi-level marketing
retailer, has a thing or two in common with gangs and the mafia,
according to a new lawsuit.  The billion dollar California-based
apparel company has been hit with a second class action lawsuit in
under a month, both of which classify the company as a "pyramid
scheme," and this time, it is also being charged with violating
the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act,
which was enacted thanks to a section in the Organized Crime
Control Act of 1970, and serves as one of the government's most
important tools in the fight against organized crime.

In the most recent case, which was filed in federal court in
California on October 23, Aki Berry, Cheryl Hayton, and Tiffany
Scheffer -- former LuLaRoe sales representatives -- are seeking $1
billion in damages after they claim that they were "unknowingly
recruited into [LuLaRoe's] pyramid scheme through manipulation and
misinformation. [They] were told that the opportunity entailed
'part-time work for full time pay.' This was not the case."

Berry, Hayton, and Scheffer claim that LuLaRoe -- which was
founded by DeAnne Stidham, who, according to the company's
website, was a single mother of seven children, when she launched
LuLaRoe in 2012 -- relies on individual sellers (technically
independent contractors, as distinct from employees), who sign up
to act as "consultants" for the brand, and earn a commission based
on their sales.

The three women allege that "once consultants sign up, they are
pressure to invest and reinvest by purchasing [increasing amounts
of LuLaRoe] clothing products -- regardless of whether they were
able to sell their inventory."

They claim that they "and tens of thousands of other consultants
never even made a profit.  Instead, they were duped by [LuLaRoe's]
endless chain scheme that only profited a few and only made
payments to consultants based on how much product those
consultants and their recruits purchased on a regular basis."

Berry, Hayton, and Scheffer further assert that regardless of how
"committed" consultants are or how much "time and effort they put
in," LuLaRoe's business model set its consultants up to fail.
"They failed because they were doomed from the start," states the
complaint.

By "paying millions to those few at the top of the company at the
expense of the many at the bottom through a 'pyramid scheme' or
'endless chain,'" as many as 80,000 people, according to the
plaintiffs, LuLaRoe is running afoul of the law, namely, the
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and
California's Unfair Competition Law, among others.

Some of the questions that the lawsuit alleges are at issue
include: "Whether Defendants were (and for how long) or are
currently operating an unlawful scheme," "Whether Defendants
omitted to inform Plaintiffs and the Class Members that they were
entering into an illegal scheme where an overwhelming number of
participants lose money," and Whether Defendants engaged in acts
of mail and/or wire fraud in direct violation of RICO."

In addition to a trial and monetary damages, the named plaintiffs
have asked the court to certify their class action suit to enable
"all persons who were and are LuLaRoe consultants from 2013 until
present" to join the suit and share in the ultimate monetary
settlement.

LuLaRoe has called both recent lawsuits "baseless and inaccurate."
[GN]


LVNV FUNDING: Faces "Godson" Suit in S. Dist. New York
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against LVNV Funding, LLC.
The case is styled as Christopher Godson, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Eltman,
Eltman & Cooper, P.C., LVNV Funding, LLC and PKF O'Connor Davies,
LLP, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-mc-00434 (S.D. N.Y., November 2,
2017).

LVNV Funding purchases portfolios of consumer debt throughout the
United States.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


MARTINOS ITALIAN: "Garfias" Suit Alleges FLSA Violation
-------------------------------------------------------
Octavio Garfias, and all others similarly-situated v. Martino's
Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria, Inc., Rosaria Battaglia, and Tony
Battaglia, Case No. 1:17-cv-07659 (N.D. Ill., October 23, 2017),
is brought against the Defendants for violations of the Fair Labor
Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and the Chicago
Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Plaintiff Octavio Garfias worked as a dishwasher and cleaner at
the Defendants' restaurant from June 2013 to August 2017.

Defendants own and operate the restaurant, Martino's Italian
Cuisine & Pizzeria, located at 3431 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago,
Illinois. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Javier Castro, Esq.
      Lydia Colunga-Merchant, Esq.
      RAISE THE FLOOR ALLIANCE - LEGAL DEPT.
      1 N. LaSalle, Suite 1275
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Tel: (312) 795-9115


MARUKAI CORP: "Henriquez" Suit Alleges Labor Code Violations
------------------------------------------------------------
Delmy Henriquez, and all others similarly-situated v. Marukai
Corporation and Does 1 through 100, Case No. BC680149 (Cal.
Super., October 18, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid wages and
penalties under the California Business and Professional Code,
Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order.

Plaintiff Delmy Henriquez was hired by Defendants in or about
August of 2015, until Plaintiff's employment with Defendant was
terminated during Plaintiffs medical leave in Summer of 2017.
Plaintiff's job duties included general support in the produce and
meat departments, and other related tasks for Defendant's grocery
business.

Established in 1965, Defendant Marukai Corporation was the first
international Japan-based retailer to offer a wholesale market and
membership system. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Christopher L. Burrows, Esq.
      BURROWS LAW FIRM
      8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 634
      Beverly Hills, CA 90211
      Tel: (310) 526-9998
      Fax: (424) 644-2446
      E-mail: cburrows@.cburrowslaw.com

          - and -

      Sean M. Novak, Esq.
      NOVAK LAW FIRM, P.C.
      8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 634
      Beverly Hills, CA 90211
      Tel: (323) 424-4313
      Fax: (323) 424-4357
      E-mail: smn@novaklawfirm.com


MERCHANTS CREDIT: Faces "Reid" Suit in District of New Jersey
-------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Merchants Credit
Guide Co.  The case is styled as Tashee Reid, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Merchants
Credit Guide Co., Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-09487 (D. N.J.,
October 26, 2017).

Merchants Credit Guide Co. operates as a consumer and commercial
accounts receivable management firm in the United States.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


MI COURIER: "Villani" Suit Alleges FLSA Violations
--------------------------------------------------
Louis Villani, and all others similarly-situated v. M.I. Courier
Services Inc. aka M.I. Courier Services Inc. of New York, and
Julius C. Gotay, Case No. 1:17-cv-23833 (S.D. Fla., October 18,
2017), is brought against the Defendants for overtime and minimum
pay violations under Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Louis Villani is a resident of Miami-Dade County,
Florida and worked for the Defendants as courier from July 2016 to
September 2017.

The Defendants own and operate a courier service company. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


MIRACLE-EAR INC: "Charvat" Suit Alleges TCPA Violations
-------------------------------------------------------
Philip Charvat, and all others similarly-situated v. Miracle-Ear,
Inc., Case No. 2:17-cv-00940 (S.D. Ohio, October 25, 2017), is
brought against the Defendant for violations of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act.

The Plaintiff alleges that Miracle-Ear, Inc. initiated
telemarketing calls to a residential telephone number Mr. Charvat
had registered on the National Do Not Call Registry for the
purposes of advertising its goods and services.

Plaintiff Philip Charvat placed his residential telephone number
on the National Do Not Call Registry more than five years prior to
the calls at issue.

Defendant Miracle-Ear is a company that sells and services hearing
devices. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Brian K. Murphy, Esq.
      Jonathan P. Misny, Esq.
      MURRAY MURPHY MOUL + BASIL LLP
      1114 Dublin Road
      Columbus, OH 43215
      Tel: (614) 488-0400
      Fax: (614) 488-0401
      E-mail: murphy@mmmb.com
              misny@mmmb.com


NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP: Faces "Lopez" Suit in S.D. New York
--------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against The Neiman Marcus
Group LLC. The case is styled as Victor Lopez and On Behalf Of All
Other Persons Similarly Situated, Plaintiff v. The Neiman Marcus
Group LLC, Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. and Bergdorf Goodman, Inc.,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-08303 (S.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC engages in the online sale of
designer apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and beauty
products.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Bradly Gurion Marks, Esq.
   The Law Offices of Bradly G. Marks
   280 Park Avenue South
   New York, NY 10010
   Tel: (646) 770-3775
   Fax: (212) 254-4202
   Email: bmarkslaw@gmail.com


NETWORK RECOVERY: Faces "Reizes" Suit in E. Dist. New York
----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Network Recovery
Services, Inc.  The case is styled as Esther Reizes, on behalf of
herself and all other similarly situated consumers, Plaintiff v.
Network Recovery Services, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-06292
(E.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

Network Recovery Services, Inc. is engaged in Adjustment and
Collection Services.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Adam Jon Fishbein, Esq.
   Adam J. Fishbein, P.C.
   735 Central Avenue
   Woodmere, NY 11598
   Tel: (516) 668-6945
   Email: fishbeinadamj@gmail.com


NEUSTAR INC: Teamsters Fund Files Suit Over Sale to Golden Gate
---------------------------------------------------------------
Teamsters Local 210 Affiliated Pension Trust Fund, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v.
Neustar, Inc., Lisa A. Hook, James G. Cullen, Paul D. Ballew, Joel
P. Friedman, Mark N. Greene, Ross K. Ireland, Paul A. Lacouture,
Deborah D. Rieman, Michael J. Rowny and Hellene S. Runtagh,
Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-01145, (E.D. Va., October 12, 2017),
seeks compensatory damages resulting from the acquisition of
NeuStar, Inc. by Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc. through Aerial
Topco, L.P. and Aerial Merger Sub, Inc.

The lawsuit seeks reasonable allowance for plaintiff's attorneys'
and experts' fees and such other and further relief under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

NeuStar is a technology company and global real-time information
services provider. NeuStar is currently the Local Number
Portability Administrator (LNPA) and manages the Number
Portability Administration Center. Number portability allows
telephone customers to retain their phone number if they switch
telephone service providers.

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission approved the
selection of a competitor, Telcordia Technologies Inc. to serve as
the next LNPA and provide said services in the United States.
NeuStar expects to lose approximately $500 million of annual
revenue that will adversely impact its income from operations and
operating margin. NeuStar management estimated a transition date
for the new contract on September 30, 2018. However, the merger's
proxy statement was inconsistent with the expected transition
date, that NeuStar allegedly knew that this would be delayed.
NeuStar would still generate a material level of annual revenue
resulting from this extension of the time during which NeuStar
would continue to provide services and this substantially
accretive to NeuStar's valuation. Stockholders of NeuStar would
receive $33.50 per share in cash which was deemed inadequate in
the light of this delay.

Hook, Cullen, Ballew, Friedman, Greene, Ireland, Lacouture,
Rieman, Rowny and Runtagh are members of the Neustar Board.

Teamsters Local 210 Affiliated Pension Trust Fund own Neustar
securities. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Craig C. Reilly, Esq.
     111 Oronoco Street
     Alexandria, VA 22314
     Tel: (703) 549-5354
     Fax: (703) 549-5355
     Email: craig.reilly@ccreillylaw.com

            - and -

     Samuel H. Rudman, Esq.
     Mario Alba Jr., Esq.
     Mark S. Reich, Esq.
     Alan I. Ellman, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     58 South Service Road, Suite 200
     Melville, NY 11747
     Telephone: 631/367-7100
     631/367-1173 (fax)
     Email: srudman@rgrdlaw.com
            malba@rgrdlaw.com
            mreich@rgrdlaw.com
            aellman@rgrdlaw.com

            - and -

     David T. Wissbroecker, Esq.
     ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
     655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
     San Diego, CA 92101-8498
     Telephone: (619) 231-1058
     Fax: (619) 231-7423
     Email: dwissbroecker@rgrdlaw.com


NISSAN NORTH: Faces U Can Rent Suit in M.D. Alabama
---------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Nissan North
America, Inc. The case is styled as U Can Rent, LLC and Pamela
Pritchett, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Nissan North America, Inc., Defendant, Case No.
2:17-cv-00736-TFM (M.D. Ala., October 27, 2017).

Nissan North America, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and
markets Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the United States, Canada,
and Mexico.[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

   Taylor Christopher Bartlett, Esq.
   Heninger Garrison Davis
   2224 First Ave N
   Birmingham, AL 35203
   Tel: (205) 326-3336
   Email: tbartlett@hgdlawfirm.com

       - and -

   Troy Robin King, Esq.
   The Law Offices of Troy King
   7065 Fain Park Drive; Suite 203
   Montgomery, AL 36117
   Tel: (334) 215-4440
   Fax: (334) 215-4438
   Email: troy@troykinglaw.com

      - and -

   William Lewis Garrison, Jr., Esq.
   Heninger Garrison Davis, L.L.C.
   2224 1st Avenue North
   Birmingham, AL 35203
   Tel: (205) 326-3336
   Fax: (205) 326-3332
   Email: lewis@hgdlawfirm.com


OKLAHOMA: Faces Class Action Over Drug Rehabilitation Program
-------------------------------------------------------------
Associated Press reports that a class-action lawsuit filed against
an Oklahoma drug rehabilitation program alleges participants were
forced to perform thousands of hours of free labor for businesses
and individuals in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The ACLU of Oklahoma filed the suit on Nov. 1 on behalf of seven
people.  It alleges the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program "created
a pipeline for forced labor" and human trafficking at its
facilities in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Decatur, Arkansas.

Oklahoma district courts have ordered drug and alcohol offenders
to participate in the program as an alternative to incarceration.
The lawsuit says participants work under threat of imprisonment
and live in squalor.

The lawsuit is among several filed after nonprofit news outlet
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting published a
story exposing the questionable practices of some court-ordered
diversion programs. [GN]


ORLANDO BATHING: Faces "Conner" Suit in E. Dist. New York
---------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Orlando Bathing
Suit, LLC. The case is styled as Mary Conner, individually and as
the representative of a class of similarly situated persons,
Plaintiff v. Orlando Bathing Suit, LLC doing business as:
Everything But Water, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-06372 (E.D.
N.Y., November 1, 2017).

Orlando Bathing Suit, LLC, doing business as Everything But Water,
retails apparel and accessories.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Dan Shaked, Esq.
   Shaked Law Group, P.C.
   44 Court Street, Suite 1217
   Brooklyn, NY 11217
   Tel: (917) 373-9128
   Fax: (718) 504-7555
   Email: shakedlawgroup@gmail.com


OSTERKAMP TRANSPORTATION: "Sanchez" Suit Alleges Labor Violations
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Adriana C. Sanchez and Tina Ramos, and all others similarly-
situated v. Osterkamp Transportation Group, Osterkamp Trucking,
Inc., Dedicated Fleet Systems, Inc., Frontier Transportation, Inc.
and Does 1 through 50, Case No. BC680253 (Cal. Super., October 18,
2017), is brought against the Defendants for alleged violations of
the California Labor Code and California Business and Professional
Code.

Plaintiffs Adriana C. Sanchez and Tina Ramos are residents in the
State of California and were employed by the Defendants.

The Defendants provide trucking services. The Defendants offer
truckload building materials and dry goods transportation
services.  Osterkamp operate in the State of California. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      OShaun Setareh, Esq.
      Thomas Segal, Esq.
      SETAREH LAW GROUP
      9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 907
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212
      Tel: (310) 888-7771
      Fax: (310) 888-0109
      E-mail: shaun@setarehlaw.com
              thomas@setarehlaw.com


PENN CREDIT: Faces "Regan" Suit in Eastern District New York
------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Penn Credit
Corporation. The case is styled as Patricia Regan, on behalf of
herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Penn
Credit Corporation, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-06374 (E.D. N.Y.,
November 1, 2017).

Penn Credit was founded in 1987. The company's line of business
includes collection and adjustment services on claims and other
insurance.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Joseph H. Mizrahi, Esq.
   Joseph H. Mizrahi Law, P.C.
   337 Avenue W, Suite 2f
   Brooklyn, NY 11223
   Tel: (917) 299-6612
   Fax: (347) 665-1545
   Email: jmizrahilaw@gmail.com


PLAZA SERVICES: Faces "Aikins" Suit in N. Dist. Tex.
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Plaza Services LLC.
The case is styled as Kizzy Aikins, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Plaza Services LLC,
Defendant, Case No. 3:17-cv-02949-B (N.D. Tex., October 26, 2017).

Plaza Services purchases and enhances the value of accounts
receivable portfolios by creating value for sellers and industry
partners.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Seth Crosland, Esq.
   Crosland Law Firm PLLC
   1848 Norwood Plaza, Suite 205B
   Hurst, TX 76054
   Tel: (972) 591-6919
   Fax: (972) 408-0713
   Email: seth@croslandlawfirm.com


POINT BLANK: Ohio State Troopers Files Suit Over Warranties
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Ohio State Troopers Association, Inc., International Union of
Police Associations, Trooper Trevor Koontz, Sergeant Ryan Purpura,
and Trooper Steven "Eric" Rohner, and all others similarly-
situated v. Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 0:17-cv-62051
(S.D. Fla., October 19, 2017), is brought against the Defendant
for alleged breach of express and implied warranties on its Self-
Suspending Ballistic System vests.

The Plaintiffs allege that Defendant breached its express and
implied warranties, and misrepresented and omitted material facts
regarding the quality, condition, suitability and safety of the
SSBS Vests, and concealed that these vests contain a manufacturing
defect which has created an imminent and substantial danger and
risk of injury and death to the Individual Plaintiffs and others
who use and depend upon the vests, many of whom are law
enforcement officers whose job it is to protect the public.

Plaintiff Ohio State Troopers Association, Inc. is a membership
organization whose members are Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers
and others.

Plaintiff International Union of Police Associations is organized
and licensed in the State of Florida and maintains its
headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. Founded in 1966, it is the only
AFL-CIO union chartered exclusively for law enforcement and law
enforcement support personnel.

The Individual Plaintiffs purchased Defendant's SSBS Vests.

Defendant Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. manufactures law
enforcement and military protective products, including ballistic
resistant soft body armor to police officers and others all across
the United States and the world. PBE manufactures these products
through wholly-owned subsidiaries and/or brand names, including,
Point Blank Body Armor, Inc., Paraclete, Protective
Products Enterprises, Protective Apparel Corporation of America
and others.  PBE is a corporation organized under the laws of the
State of Florida, maintaining its principal office and
manufacturing facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Michael W. Moskowitz, Esq.
      MOSKOWITZ, MANDELL, SALIM &
      SIMOWITZ, P.A.
      800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
      Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
      Tel: (954) 491-2000
      Fax: (954) 491-2051
      E-mail: mmoskowitz@mmsslaw.com

          - and -

      Allan Kanner, Esq.
      Cynthia St. Amant, Esq.
      KANNER & WHITELEY, LLC
      701 Camp Street
      New Orleans, LA 70130
      Tel: (504) 524-5777
      Fax: (504) 524-5763
      E-mail: a.kanner@kanner-law.com
              c.stamant@kanner-law.com

          - and -

      David M. Cohen, Esq
      COMPLEX LAW GROUP, LLC
      40 Powder Springs Street
      Marietta, GA 30064
      Tel: (770) 200-3100
      Fax: (770) 200-3101
      E-mail: dcohen@complexlaw.com


PROFESSIONAL CLAIMS: "Faust" Suit Alleges FDCPA Violation
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Frederick Faust, and all others similarly-situated v. Professional
Claims Bureau, Inc., Case No. 2:17-cv-06036 (E.D. N.Y., October
16, 2017), seeks redress for the alleged illegal practices of
Defendant concerning the collection of debts in violation of the
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Plaintiff Frederick Faust is a resident of New York and is a
consumer.

Defendant Professional Claims Bureau, Inc. is a debt collector and
has its principal place of business located in Garden City, New
York. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jacob Silver, Esq.
      237 Club Drive
      Woodmere, NY 11598
      Tel: (718) 855-3834
      Fax: (718) 797-4141
      E-mail: silverbankruptcy@gmail.com


PROMPT APPAREL: "Trigueros" Suit Alleges Labor Code Violations
--------------------------------------------------------------
Ana Trigueros, and all others similarly-situated v. Prompt Apparel
LA, Inc., Citistaff Solutions, Inc. and Does 1 through 100, Case
No. BC680180 (Cal. Super., October 18, 2017), is brought against
the Defendants for alleged violations of the California Labor Code
and California Business and Professional Code.

Plaintiff Ana Trigueros is a resident of Los Angeles, California.
Plaintiff's primary employment duties with Defendants included,
preparing, scanning, packing and unloading shipments.

Defendant Prompt Apparel is engaged in warehousing, trucking, and
e-commerce shipping. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

          - and -

      Mehrdad Bokhour, Esq.
      BIBIYAN & BOKHOUR, P.C.
      287 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 303
      Beverly Hills, CA 90211
      Tel: (310) 975-1493
      Fax: (310) 300-1705


QUINTIS LTD: Anthony Murphy Joins JustKapital, Class Suit Pending
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Myriam Robin, writing for Financial Review, reports that the man
who used to raise capital for now-embattled sandlewood company
Quintis has just been appointed to the board of JustKapital, which
is funding the class action against Quintis.

Yep, you read that right! Anthony Murphy was on Oct. 31 appointed
to the JustKapital board.  He's there because he heads up Lucerne
Investment Partners, which owns 6 per cent of JustKapital and is
also a lender and adviser to the litigation funder.

Last month, Bannister Law began a class action against Quintis
alleging the company failed to meet its continuous disclosure
obligations when it took six months to disclose the loss of a
major contract.  That action is being funded by JustKapital.
Which is funny, because its newest director has a long history
with Quintis.  When he was at Canaccord, Mr. Murphy used to raise
capital for Quintis' sandlewood investment schemes.  He left
Canaccord to head up Lucerne in 2015.

But some of his links to Quintis, which has been suspended from
trading on the ASX since May, are more recent than that.
Mr. Murphy was a co-plaintiff in a US case brought by ex-Quintis
chief and founder Frank Wilson against Emerging Markets Intrinsic,
an asset management company based in the Cayman Islands.  The case
concluded with no findings against any party in June.

Court docs filed by the plaintiffs (companies associated with
Messrs. Wilson and Murphy) show Mr. Murphy had a hand in arranging
Mr. Wilson's margin loan with Emerging Markets Intrinsic.  And
JustKapital may even have been dragged into the action.  When
Murphy filed testimony alleging fraudulent behaviour on the part
of Emerging Markets Intrinsic, it was claimed by the plaintiffs
that the defendants began bombarding him with abusive text and
social media messages.  Some of these messages threatened to tell
Murphy's other corporate clients about what had happened, with one
set of messages saying "JKL" had been emailed.  Which is the
JustKapital ASX code. [GN]


RACHEL ON NINTH: Faces "Almazo" Suit in S. Dist. New York
---------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Rachel On Ninth
Corp. The case is styled as Miguel Almazo and Manuel Olguin
on behalf of others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Rachel On
Ninth Corp. doing business as: Patron Mexican Grill, Patrick S.
Lima, Louis Colantonio, Christopher J. Cooper and Ciro Colantonio,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-08324 (S.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

Patron Mexican Grill authentic Mexican fare.[BN]

The Plaintiffs appear PRO SE.


REGENCE BLUESHIELD: Faces "S" Suit in W.D. of Washington
--------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Regence BlueShield.
The case is styled as E. S., by and through her parents, R.S. and
J.S. and Jodi Sternoff, on her own behalf, and on behalf of all
similarly situated individuals, Plaintiffs v. Regence BlueShield
and Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. formerly known as: The Regence
Group, Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-01609 (W.D. Wash., October 30,
2017).

The Defendants are engaged in the insurance business.[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

   Richard E Spoonemore, Esq.
   SIRIANNI YOUTZ SPOONEMORE HAMBURGER
   701 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 2560
   SEATTLE, WA 98104
   Tel: (206) 223-0303
   Fax: (206) 223-0246
   Email: rspoonemore@sylaw.com

      - and -

   Eleanor Hamburger, Esq.
   SIRIANNI YOUTZ SPOONEMORE HAMBURGER
   701 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 2560
   SEATTLE, WA 98104
   Tel: (206) 223-0303
   Fax: (206) 223-0246
   Email: ehamburger@sylaw.com


RIO TINTO: "Colbert" Suit Alleges Securities Exchange Act Breach
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Anton Colbert, and all others similarly-situated v. Rio Tinto plc,
Rio Tinto Limited, Thomas Albanese, and Guy Robert Elliott, Case
No. 1:17-cv-08169 (S.D. N.Y., October 23, 2017), is brought
against the Defendants for violations of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934.

This is a federal securities class action on behalf of all
investors who purchased or acquired Defendant Rio Tinto PLC
securities between October 23, 2012 and February 15, 2013,
inclusive.

Collectively, Defendants Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited
comprise an international mining group that is headquartered in
the United Kingdom and that does business as "Rio Tinto Group."

Defendant Thomas Albanese was the Chief Executive Officer of Rio
Tinto from May 2007 until January 2013.

Defendant Guy Robert Elliot was the Chief Financial Officer of Rio
Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited from 2002 to April 18, 2013. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jason A. Zweig, Esq.
      HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
      555 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700
      New York, NY 10017
      Tel: (212) 752-5455
      Fax: (917) 210-3980
      E-mail: jasonz@hbsslaw.com


RYDER SYSTEM: Faces "Gomez" Suit in Southern District of Florida
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ryder System, Inc.
The case is styled as Andres Gomez, on his own and on behalf of
all other individuals similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Ryder
System, Inc., a Florida corporation, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-
23951-MGC (S.D. Fla., October 30, 2017).

Ryder System, Inc. offers commercial fleet management and supply
chain solutions.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Pamela Elizabeth Chavez, Esq.
   The Advocacy Group, P.A.
   333 Las Olas, Suite CU3-311
   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
   Tel: (954) 282-1858
   Fax: (844) 786-3694
   Email: pchavez@advocacypa.com

      - and -

   Jessica Lynn Kerr, Esq.
   Jessica L.Kerr, P.A. dba The Advocacy Group
   333 Las Olas Way, Suite CU3-311
   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
   Tel: (954) 282-1858
   Fax: (844) 786-3694
   Email: service@advocacypa.com


SAFEWAY INC: "Womack" Sues for Illegal Charges Over Grocery Bag
---------------------------------------------------------------
Brian Womack, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Safeway, Inc., Defendants, Case No.
RG17878467, (Cal. Super., October 12, 2017), is a class action
against Safeway Inc. for illegally charging Plaintiff for reusable
or recycled paper bags when using an Electronic Benefit Transfer
card to shop for groceries, in violation of California Public
Resources Code, Unfair Competition Law and the California
Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Safeway Inc. maintains and operates over 1,300 stores across the
United States including 266 Safeway stores in Northern California
and Hawaii and 273 Vons stores in Southern California and Nevada.
[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Lionel Z. Glancy
      Kevin F. Ruf, Esq.
      Marc. L. Godino, Esq.
      Mark S. Greenstone, Esq.
      Danielle L. Manning, Esq.
      GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP
      1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
      Telephone: (310)201-9150
      Facsimile: (310)201-9150
      Email: kevinruf@gmail.com
             mgodino@glancylaw.com
             mgreenstone@glancylaw.com


SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Bradley" Suit Transferred to D. Okla.
-----------------------------------------------------------
The case captioned Anika Bradley, on behalf of herself and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Samsung Electronics
America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, The Home Depot, Inc.,
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC., Best Buy Co., Inc., Sears Holding
Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-171 (M.D.N.C., February
28, 2017), was transferred to the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Oklahoma on October 12, 2017, under Case No.
17-cv-01104.

Bradley seeks relief in the form of an injunction against
Defendants from any further sales of the recalled washing machines
and to take such other remedial action as may otherwise be
requested herein and money damages to adequately and reasonably
compensate owners of the recalled washing machines who have
purchased defective and dangerous Samsung washing machines in
violation of the Magnuson-Moss Act and violation of state consumer
protection laws.

On November 4, 2016, Samsung announced a recall involving 34
models of Samsung top-load washing machines with mid-controls or
rear-controls. The washing machine top unexpectedly detaches from
the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury
from impact.

Bradley purchased one of the subject Samsung washing machines
(model number WA50K8600AV/A2) from a Lowe's Companies, Inc. store,
in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Samsung is a major designer, manufacturer, marketer, and seller of
consumer appliances, including washing machines, which it
distributes throughout the United States. The Home Depot, Inc.,
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, Best Buy Co., Inc. and Sears Holding
Corporation are major retail outlets selling appliances, including
Samsung washing machines. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Guy W. Crabtree, Esq.
      PULLEY WATSON KING & LISCHER, P.A.
      Durham, NC 27702
      Tel: (919) 682-9691
      Fax: (919) 688-9107

             - and -

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


SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Mikrut" Suit Transferred to D. Okla.
----------------------------------------------------------
The case captioned Katherine Mikrut, on behalf of herself and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Samsung Electronics
America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, The Home Depot, Inc.,
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC., Best Buy Co., Inc., Sears Holding
Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-1525 (S.D. N.Y., March 1,
2017), was transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Oklahoma on October 12, 2017 under Case No. 17-cv-
01100.

Mikrut seeks relief in the form of an injunction against
Defendants from any further sales of the recalled washing machines
and to take such other remedial action as may otherwise be
requested herein and money damages to adequately and reasonably
compensate owners of the recalled washing machines who have
purchased defective and dangerous Samsung washing machines in
violation of the Magnuson-Moss Act and violation of state consumer
protection laws.

On November 4, 2016, Samsung announced a recall involving 34
models of Samsung top-load washing machines with mid-controls or
rear-controls. The washing machine top unexpectedly detaches from
the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury
from impact.

Mikrut purchased one of the subject Samsung washing machines
(model number WA50F9A7DSP/A2) from a Lowe's Companies Inc. store
in Schenectady, New York.

Samsung is a major designer, manufacturer, marketer, and seller of
consumer appliances, including washing machines, which it
distributes throughout the United States. The Home Depot, Inc.,
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, Best Buy Co., Inc. and Sears Holding
Corporation are major retail outlets selling appliances, including
Samsung washing machines. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

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


SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Pronstroller" Suit Transferred to D. Okla.
----------------------------------------------------------------
The case captioned Tracy Pronstroller, on behalf of herself and
all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Samsung Electronics
America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, The Home Depot, Inc.,
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC., Best Buy Co., Inc., Sears Holding
Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-163 (W.D. Tex., March 1,
2017), was transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Oklahoma on October 12, 2017 under Case No. 17-cv-
01101.

Pronstroller seeks relief in the form of an injunction against
Defendants from any further sales of the recalled washing machines
and to take such other remedial action as may otherwise be
requested herein and money damages to adequately and reasonably
compensate owners of the recalled washing machines who have
purchased defective and dangerous Samsung washing machines in
violation of the Magnuson-Moss Act and violation of state consumer
protection laws.

On November 4, 2016, Samsung announced a recall involving 34
models of Samsung top-load washing machines with mid-controls or
rear-controls. The washing machine top unexpectedly detaches from
the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury
from impact.

Pronstroller purchased one of the affected Samsung washing
machines (model number WA56H9000AP/A2) from a Best Buy Co., Inc.
store in San Antonio, Texas.

Samsung is a major designer, manufacturer, marketer, and seller of
consumer appliances, including washing machines, which it
distributes throughout the United States. The Home Depot, Inc.,
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, Best Buy Co., Inc. and Sears Holding
Corporation are major retail outlets selling appliances, including
Samsung washing machines. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

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


SETERUS INC: Faces "Koepplinger" Suit in Middle District of NC
--------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Seterus, Inc.  The
case is styled as Kenneth Koepplinger, on behalf of himself and
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Seterus, Inc., Defendant,
Case No. 1:17-cv-00995-UA-LPA (M.D.N.C., November 2, 2017).

Seterus, Inc. is a specialty loan servicing company.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   KARL S. GWALTNEY, Esq.
   MAGINNIS LAW, PLLC
   4801 GLENWOOD AVE., STE. 310
   RALEIGH, NC 27612
   Tel: (919) 960-1545
   Fax: (919) 882-8763
   Email: kgwaltney@maginnislaw.com

       - and -

   PATRICK M. WALLACE, Esq.
   WHITFIELD BRYSON & MASON, LLP
   900 WEST MORGAN STREET
   RALEIGH, NC 27603
   Tel: (336) 358-4153
   Fax: (919) 600-5035
   Email: pat@wbmllp.com

      - and -

   SCOTT C. HARRIS, Esq.
   LEWIS & ROBERTS, PLLC
   POB 17529
   RALEIGH, NC 27619
   Tel: (919) 981-0191 ext. 236
   Fax: (919) 981-0431
   Email: scott@wbmllp.com

      - and -

   ASA C. EDWARDS, IV, Esq.
   MAGINNIS LAW, PLLC
   4801 GLENWOOD AVE., STE. 310
   RALEIGH, NC 27612
   Tel: (919) 526-0450
   Fax: (919) 882-8763
   Email: aedwards@maginnislaw.com


SHELBY COUNTY, TN: Sued Over Justice System's Computer Problems
---------------------------------------------------------------
Jeni Diprizio, writing for localmemphis.com, reports that Shelby
County has just been slapped with a $144 million class action
lawsuit.  This is the third lawsuit over the county's problem
plagued jail and courthouse computer system.

In this new lawsuit, 30 people say they were kept in jail for days
and weeks longer than they should have, or literally got lost in
the system.  They blame the computer system that was installed
more than a year ago.

"It doesn't affect you until your baby is in jail," said attorney
Patrick Brooks.  Mr. Brooks is one the attorney's representing a
long list of people who say the computer problems at the jail
caused them big problems.

Here are two examples from the recent lawsuit:

After arresting a woman last fall for not paying City of Bartlett
court costs, police tried arresting her three additional times the
next month, after she had paid. The invalid arrest warrant stayed
in the system for three months.

In another instance, a man landed in the Shelby County jail not
once, but twice because of the computer problem.  In April, he was
arrested and spent more than a day in jail before jailers
discovered there wasn't a warrant for his arrest.  The computer
system "had mixed him up for someone else" with a similar name.
Two months later, it happened again.  This time it took three days
to clear up the mistake because jailers couldn't pull him up in
the computer system.

Mr. Brooks says the problem isn't limited to the jail.  He says
for the past year, it's permeated the entire court system.  "There
have been problems, ever since the county installed a $10 million
court computer system in October 2016, which is why there are now
three lawsuits."

Travis Boyd is part of the second lawsuit.  He was arrested during
a party at his house.  Under the law, bond has to be set within 48
hours of your arrest.  Mr. Boyd sat in jail a week before the
computer system even showed he was there.  He literally got lost
in the system, and he lost his job and then charges were dropped
during his first court appearance.

"It was like it was a waste of taxpayer money," said Mr. Boyd.

The most recent lawsuit estimates there could be as many as 1000
people who were wrongfully detained an average of three days.

Given the computer problems are still happening, critics wonder if
it will ever work properly.  "They might need to scrap it and get
a new system," said Mr. Brooks.

A spokesperson for the county was unaware of this newest lawsuit.
The county has not commented on any of the previous lawsuits
saying it's a legal matter. [GN]


SOUTH FLORIDA JAIL: "Jaime" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Guillermo Jaime, and all others similarly-situated v. South
Florida Jail Ministries, Inc. dba Agape Family Ministries, South
Florida Jail Ministries, Inc. dba Agape Network, and Claudio M.
Perez, Case No. 1:17-cv-23796 (S.D. Fla., October 17, 2017), seeks
to recover unpaid overtime and minimum wages pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Guillermo Jaime worked for Defendants as a targeted care
worker tending to the aged and infirmed from on or about April
2013 through on or about September 19, 2017.

Defendants' line of business includes providing one or more of a
wide variety of individual and family social, counseling, welfare,
or referral services, including refugee, disaster, and temporary
relief services. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


STERICYCLE INC: Faces "Evans" Suit in C. Dist. Cal.
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Stericycle Inc.  The
case is styled as Amanda Evans, on behalf of herself and others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Stericycle Inc., a Delaware
corporation, Defendant, Case No. 8:17-cv-01924 (C.D. Cal.,
November 1, 2017).

Stericycle is a compliance company that specializes in collecting
and disposing regulated substances, such as medical waste and
sharps, pharmaceuticals, hazardous waste, and providing services
for recalled and expired goods.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


SUTHERLAND GLOBAL: "Jackson" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid OT
------------------------------------------------------------
Jasmine Jackson, and all others similarly-situated v. Sutherland
Global Services, Inc., Case No. 4:17-cv-03137 (S.D. Tex., October
17, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation,
liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs, and expenses under the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Jasmine Jackson is a resident of Texas. She was employed
by Sutherland from approximately July 2012 to January 2016.

Defendant Sutherland Global Services, Inc. is licensed to do
business in the State of Texas, with a principal place of business
in Houston, Texas.  Defendant is a business process and technology
management services company, with nearly 40,000 employees. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Nitin Sud, Esq.
      SUD LAW P.C.
      6750 West Loop South, Suite 920
      Bellaire, TX 77401
      Tel: (832) 623-6420
      Fax: (832) 304-2552
      E-mail: nsud@sudemploymentlaw.com


SWAROVSKI DIGITAL: Faces "Lopez" Suit S.D. New York
---------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Swarovski Digital
Business Usa Inc. The case is styled as Victor Lopez And On Behalf
Of All Other Persons Similarly Situated, Plaintiff v. Swarovski
Digital Business Usa Inc, Swarovski North America Limited and
Swarovski Retail Ventures Ltd, Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-08318
(S.D. N.Y., October 27, 2017).

Swarovski Digital Business Usa Inc is a privately held company in
Cranston, RI and is a Single Location business, categorized under
Precious Stones and Precious Metal Jewelry.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


SYNGENTA SEEDS: "Gauntt" Suit Alleges WCPA Violation
----------------------------------------------------
Chep R. Gauntt, and all others similarly-situated v. Syngenta
Seeds, Inc., Syngenta AG, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Syngenta
Corporation, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC and Syngenta
Biotechnology, Inc., Case No. 4:17-cv-05166 (E.D. Wash., October
16, 2017), is brought against the Defendants for violation of the
Washington Consumer Protection Act, negligent misrepresentation,
fraud and violation of the Washington Product Liability Act.

Plaintiff Chep R. Gauntt is a citizen of Washington residing in
Pasco, Franklin County, Washington.  Plaintiff is engaged in the
business of planting, growing, harvesting and selling corn.

Defendants Syngenta is a multibillion-dollar global agribusiness
enterprise that develops and sells genetically modified corn
seeds.  [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      James S. Rogers, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF JAMES S. ROGERS
      1500 Fourth Avenue, Suite 500
      Seattle, WA 98101
      Tel: (206) 621-8525
      Fax: (206) 223-8224
      E-mail: jsr@jsrogerslaw.com

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      Clyde Talbot Turner, Esq.
      TURNER & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
      4705 Somers Ave. S-100
      North Little Rock, AR 72116
      Tel: (501) 791-2277
      Fax: (501) 791-1251
      E-mail: tab@tturner.com


TARGET CORP: Faces Class Action Over Makeup Product Remover
-----------------------------------------------------------
Jenie Mallari-Torres, writing for Legal Newsline, reports that a
consumer has filed a class action against Target after a makeup
remover product allegedly caused an allergic reaction.

Megan McAteer filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated on Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court
for the Central District of California against Target Corp. citing
the California Unfair Competition Law, the Consumer Legal Remedies
Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased Target's Up &
Up Cleansing Towelettes - Evening Calm to wash her face and
alleges she suffered an allergic reaction after using it.  She
alleges that the product is marketed that it "gently removes
makeup" and hypoallergenic.

The plaintiffs hold Target Corp. responsible because the defendant
allegedly made material omissions and misrepresentations regarding
the product.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against
defendant for punitive, statutory, treble and exemplary damages,
declaratory and injunctive relief, statutory and civil penalties,
interest, costs, expenses, attorneys' fees, and further relief as
the court may deem appropriate.  She is represented by Francis
"Casey" J. Flynn Jr. of the Law Office of Francis "Casey" J. Flynn
Jr. in Los Angeles and Jasper D. Ward IV and Ashton Smith of Jones
Ward PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case
number 17-C-07848 [GN]


TESLA INC: Faces Shareholder Suit Over Manufacturing Delays
-----------------------------------------------------------
Emily Canal, writing for Inc.com, reports that Tesla is facing a
shareholder lawsuit alleging that the electric carmaker hid its
manufacturing delays from investors, according to CNN Money.

Additionally, six other law firms issued statements asking
investors to be plaintiffs in a class action suit against Tesla.
The news comes after Tesla announced on October 2 that it could
only build 260 of its Model 3 vehicles in the third quarter,
instead of the 1,500 it had planned to make.

The company blamed "production bottlenecks" for the delays, and
The Wall Street Journal reported that many of the Model 3 parts
were being built by hand instead of on automated assembly lines.
Tesla didn't comment on the shareholder suit, according to CNN
Money.

The Model 3 was introduced in July when Tesla founder and CEO Elon
Musk drove the car onstage.  Shortly after, he warned employees
that the coming months would be difficult.  "Frankly, we're going
to be in production hell. Welcome, welcome!" he said, according to
the Journal.

But Tesla is facing more than just "production hell." It's been
hit with four other lawsuits recently. Workers have claimed
gender, racial, and LGBT discrimination at the plant in Fremont,
California.  Additionally, the United Auto Workers union filed a
complaint with federal labor authorities alleging that employees
were terminated for supporting unionizing efforts.  Tesla denied
both claims, according to CNN Money. [GN]


TOYOTA FINANCIAL: Faces "Boyle" Suit in District of New Jersey
---------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Toyota Financial
Service. The case is styled as Christine A. Boyle individually and
on behalf of those similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Toyota
Financial Service, ICU Recovery LLC, Sergio Agosthino, John Does
1-10, ICU Recovery and Transportation Inc and ICU Recovery LLC,
Defendants, Case No. 2:17-cv-10730 (D. N.J., November 2, 2017).

Toyota Financial Services is a service mark of Toyota Motor Credit
Corporation (TMCC), Toyota Motor Insurance Services, Inc. and its
subsidiaries.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


UNITED STATES: Veterans Sue Over Unsterilized Dental Equipment
--------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Treleven, writing for Wisconsin State Journal, reports that a
group of six veterans filed a class-action lawsuit on Nov. 1
against the U.S. government, claiming they suffered emotional
distress after learning that a dentist at the Veterans Affairs
Medical Center in Tomah may have spread blood-borne infections by
using unsterilized instruments.

In September, the VA Office of Inspector General said in a report
that lapses in hygiene by former VA dentist Thomas Schiller could
have exposed hundreds of veterans to infections that included HIV
and hepatitis.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Madison, seeks
compensation for emotional distress for 592 veterans who are
potential members of the class action, all of whom were treated by
Mr. Schiller between October 2015 and October 2016 and were
notified by letter that they should be tested for HIV, hepatitis B
and hepatitis C.

Some of the group was forced to wait for another six months for
further blood testing to confirm that they were not infected with
any of the diseases, the lawsuit states.

None were reported to be infected, the lawsuit states, but while
they waited for results, they "were forced to consider that they
may have been infected with deadly viruses, may die as a result of
having been infected, and/or may have unknowingly infected their
loved ones with deadly viruses."

The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Schiller was inadequately trained and
supervised, and that his superiors knew or should have known that
he was breaching established infection control and prevention
standards.  It also alleges that staff at the dental clinic was
inadequately trained to report breaches of care when they
occurred.

According to the lawsuit:

As early as December 2015, the dental assistant assigned to
Mr. Schiller was aware that he was using and re-using unsterile
dental burs -- bits used to cut or grind teeth -- and reported
that to the lead dental hygienist, who said she was "not in her
supervisory chain" and needed to tell the chief of dental
services.

The assistant had previously told the chief of dental services
about Schiller's poor hygiene, his failure to use personal
protective equipment, and that he occasionally appeared to sleep
at his desk, but no action was taken.  She chose not to tell the
chief of dental services about Mr. Schiller's re-use of burs
because she was afraid of retaliation.

In mid-October 2016, a substitute hygienist saw Mr. Schiller using
an unsterile dental bur on a patient, and reported that to the
acting chief of dental services, who later reported it to Tomah VA
Medical Center managers.  They confronted Schiller about the
practice.

According to the Inspector General's report, Mr. Schiller was
suspended and resigned in December.  An internal review found that
he used unsterilized burs on about 112 of the 592 patients he saw
over the course of a year, and used personal supplies on about 243
of them.

The lawsuit is the latest involving the VA Medical Center in
Tomah.  The government agreed to a $2.3 million settlement with
the family of Jason Simcakoski, a former Marine who died in 2014
at the medical center in Tomah from a drug overdose that included
opioid painkillers, which critics have said were overprescribed at
the medical center.

On Nov. 1, U.S. District Judge James Peterson approved the amount
of the settlement, but asked that the structure of the payments to
Mr. Simcakoski's family be adjusted. [GN]


UNITED STATES: Faces Class Action Over Unlawful Disgorgements
-------------------------------------------------------------
Angela Bilbow, writing for Commercial Dispute Resolution, reports
that following the United States Supreme Court's Kokesh ruling,
that any claim for disgorgement brought by the Securities and
Exchange Commission was a penalty, Brown Rudnick has filed a
multi-billion-dollar class action to recover unlawful
disgorgements spanning decades.

Brown Rudnick filed a class action complaint against the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the District
Court of Massachusetts in Boston on behalf of lead plaintiff Craig
Jalbert, trustee of F-Squared Liquidating Trust.

Filed on 26 October 2017, the complaint alleges that money the
agency has collected for fines and penalties has exceeded the its
authority since the 1970s, with the unlawful funds collected
having the potential to reach USD 14 billion, including USD 30
million which F-Squared was ordered to pay.

The complaint follows the US Supreme Court's June 2017 ruling in
Charles Kokesh v SEC, in which it was found that SEC disgorgement
-- the return of profits made as a result of a violation --
operates as a 'penalty' under the US Code, and is subject to a
five-year statute of limitation period from the date the claim
accrued.

The longstanding Supreme Court precedent of see Commissioner v
Acker (1959), which held that penalties cannot be assessed in the
absence of explicit statutory authority, would therefore apply.

While the SEC had argued that disgorgement constituted a remedial
sanction and is not punitive, the court found that in some
circumstances, disgorgement exceeded ill-gotten gains which
"leaves the defendant worse off and is therefore punitive".

NEW COMPLAINT

The class action alleges that "for decades, including six-year
limitations period applicable to this complaint, the SEC has been
obtaining from hundreds of individuals and entities billions of
dollars, including approximately but not less than USD 14.9
billion over the last six years, in purported 'disgorgement'", the
vast majority of which it has paid to the US Treasury, and not
back to any alleged victims of securities violations.

Having advised the court as amicus curiae (friend of the court --
not named in proceedings) in Kokesh, Brown Rudnick is bringing the
claim, led by New York partners Alex Lipman, a former branch chief
of the SEC's enforcement division, and Justin Weddle, former
deputy chief of criminal appeals at the US Attorney's Office in
the Southern District of New York.

The complaint says that the SEC has no statutory authority to
collect a penalty labelled as 'disgorgement' separate from, and
often in addition to, a civil penalty; therefore disgorgements
were void under the Administrative Procedure Act.

In a statement, Mr. Lipman said: "Congress granted the SEC very
broad enforcement powers, but it also established clear limits,
including capping the size of monetary penalties and prescribing
the form these penalties can take.  Despite the SEC's
understandable instinct to do all it can to punish wrongdoing, it
must stay within those limits."

Speaking to CDR, Mr. Lipman says that some had expected that
Kokesh would lead to more litigation, where defendants were going
to challenge the SEC's authority to order disgorgement.

"That is happening, people are doing that.  However, in this
lawsuit, we are not seeking prospective relief on behalf of our
client, we are saying that, retrospectively, disgorgement was
taken improperly and it needs to be given back."

He added that disgorgement, as a concept in which every time a
violation of federal securities law is committed, a company has to
disgorge any profits that it made -- separate from any statutory
penalty, was "is in our view simply a lawless duplicate penalty in
the absence of specific statutory authority for additional
penalties".

It is believed that Mr. Jalbert is the first known class action to
be filed against the SEC concerning disgorgement, and while the
SEC has some time before it needs to respond, and it could very
well move to have the claim dismissed, if such claims are seen as
being successful in the next couple of years, the agency may be
more forced to look at how it approaches disgorgement.

In the longer term, one option is that the SEC could instead seek
'restitution' rather than disgorgement, whereby the money is
returned to harmed investors as compensation.  Alternatively, it
could go to Congress and ask to be given more authority, which it
has been known to do over the last couple of decades, with some
degree of success.

The complaint says that F-Squared does not know the exact size of
the proposed class, but it believes there to be "at least hundreds
of putative members", so many that joinder of all members is
"impracticable".

It said: "Unless a class is certified, the SEC will improperly
retain monies received as a result if its misreading of its
authority and the statutory limits on parties, including penalties
imposed as purported 'disgorgement'."

The SEC has not responded to request for comment on this matter.

In other recent SEC news, last month, Anglo-Australian mining
giant Rio Tinto has vowed to fight charges brought against it by
the SEC over conduct relating to alleged inflated coal assets in
Mozambique.

In September, the agency appointed its new litigation chief,
former DLA Piper partner Bridget Fizpatrick.  That same month, SEC
chair Jay Clayton named his top executive staff, which included
Kristina Littman, who will serve as lead adviser on all matters
relating to the agency's enforcement division. [GN]


UNITED STATES: Faces Miami Workers Suit in S.D. of Fla.
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against United States
Department of Agriculture. The case is styled as Miami Workers
Center, a Florida profit corporation, New Florida Majority, a
Florida not for profit corporation, Fulgencio Gallo and Richard
Caldas, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Mike Carroll, in his official capacity as Secretary
of Florida's Department of Children and Families, Sonny Perdue in
his official capacity as Secretary of the United States Department
of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture,
Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-24047-PCH (S.D. Fla., November 2,
2017).

The Defendants are governments agencies and representatives.[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

   Alana J Greer, Esq.
   Florida Legal Services, Inc.
   3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 102
   Miami, FL 33137
   Tel: (305) 573-0092
   Fax: (305) 576-9664
   Email: alana@communityjusticeproject.com

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   Charles F. Elsesser, Jr., Esq.
   Florida Legal Services Inc
   3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 102
   Miami, FL 33137
   Tel: (305) 573-0092 ext 208
   Fax: 576-9664
   Email: charles@floridalegal.org

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   Cindy LeAnn Huddleston, Esq.
   Florida Legal Services, Inc.
   2425 Torreya Dr
   Tallahassee, FL 32303
   Tel: (850) 385-7900
   Email: cindy@floridalegal.org

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   JoNel Newman, Esq.
   University of Miami
   1311 Miller Drive
   Coral Gables, FL 33124
   Tel: (305) 284-4125
   Fax: 284-1588
   Email: jnewman@law.miami.edu

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   Kathy Newman Grunewald, Esq.
   Florida Legal Services, Inc.
   2425 Torreya Drive
   Tallahassee, FL 32303
   Tel: (850) 385-7900
   Fax: (850) 385-9998
   Email: kathy@floridalegal.org

       - and -

   Melissa Gibson Swain, Esq.
   University of Miami
   1311 Miller Drive
   Coral Gables, FL 33146
   Tel: (305) 284-1539
   Email: mswain@law.miami.edu


UNITED STATES: Faces "Kearney" Suit in the Ct. of Federal Claims
----------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. government.
The case is styled as Kina Kearney, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. USA, Defendant, Case
No. 1:17-cv-01653-SGB (C.F.C., November 1, 2017).

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North
America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the
nation's presence into the Pacific Ocean.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Minh-Tam Tammy Tran, Esq.
   Tammy Tran Law Firm
   2915 Fannin
   Houston, TX 77002
   Tel: (713) 655-0737
   Fax: (713) 655-0823
   Email: ttran@tt-lawfirm.com


UNITED STATES: Faces "Davey" Suit in Court of Federal Claims
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. government.
The case is styled as Karen Davey and Wayne Davey, individually
and on behalf of all other persons similarly situated, Plaintiff
v. USA, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-01650-SGB (C.F.C., November 1,
2017).

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North
America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the
nation's presence into the Pacific Ocean.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   William Fred Hagans, Esq.
   Hagans Montgomery & Rustay, P.C.
   3200 Travis Street
   Fourth Floor
   Houston, TX 77006
   Tel: (713) 222-2700
   Fax: (713) 547-4950
   Email: fhagans@hagans.law


UNITED STATES: Jalbert Files Suit v. SSEC in Mass. Dist. Ct.
------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Securities and
Exchange Commission. The case is styled as Craig R. Jalbert
in his Capacity as Trustee for F2 Liquidating Trust, on behalf of
himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Securities
and Exchange Commission, Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-12103 (D.
Mass., October 26, 2017).

The Securities and Exchange Commission is a government agency.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   William R. Baldiga, Esq.
   Brown Rudnick LLP
   One Financial Center
   Boston, MA 02111
   Tel: (617) 856-8200
   Fax: (617) 856-8201
   Email: wbaldiga@brownrudnick.com


UNITED STATES: Faces "Smith-Williams" Suit in W.D. Wisconsin
------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the United States of
America. The case is styled as Consuela Smith-Williams, Fred
Rivers, Richard Murphy, Robert Ristow, Roger Suhr and Salvador
Fuentes, Individually, and on behalf of all similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. The United States of America, Defendant, Case No.
3:17-cv-00823-wmc (W.D. Wis., November 1, 2017).

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North
America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the
nation's presence into the Pacific Ocean.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Christ Kishish, II, Esq.
   Kishish Law Group,llc
   1555 Southcross Dr. W.
   Burnsville, MN 55306
   Tel: (952) 224-2152
   Email: Ckishish@kishishlaw.com

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   Matthew A. Biegert, Esq.
   Doar, Drill and Skow, S.C.
   103 North Knowles Avenue
   PO Box 388
   New Ricmond, WI 54017
   Tel: (715) 246-2211
   Fax: (715) 246-4405
   Email: mbiegert@doardrill.com

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   William Thomas Rieder, Jr., Esq.
   Downs Law Group
   3250 Mary Street, Suite 307
   Coconut Grove, FL 33133
   Tel: (305) 444-8226
   Fax: (305) 444-6773
   Email: wrieder@downslawgroup.com

The Defendant is represented by:

   Leslie K. Herje, Esq.
   U.S. Attorney's Office
   222 W. Washington Ave., Suite 700
   Madison, WI 53703
   Tel: (608) 264-5158
   Fax: (608) 264-5724
   Email: leslie.herje@usdoj.gov


VANESSA'S DUMPLING: Xiaoyan Liu Seeks Unpaid Wages and Damages
--------------------------------------------------------------
Xiaoyan Liu, individually and on behalf all other employees
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Vanessa's Dumpling House Inc.,
Vanessa Shu Qin Weng, Neal Glaser and Kevin "Doe," Defendants,
Case No. 17-cv-05985 (E.D. N.Y., October 12, 2017), seeks to
recover minimum wages, overtime wages, spread-of-hours
compensation, damages for failure to provide wage statements and
wage notices at the time of hiring, liquidated damages, interest,
costs and attorneys' fees for violations of the Fair Labor
Standards Act and New York Labor Laws.

Defendants own, operate, or control a restaurant located at 310
Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, under the name " Vanessa's
Dumpling House" where Xiaoyan worked as a cook. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Paul Mendez, Esq.
     Hang & Associates, PLLC
     136-18 39th Ave., Suite 1003
     Flushing, NY 11354
     Tel: (718) 353-8588
     Email: jhang@hanglaw.com


WALGREEN CO: International Union Fund Suit Alleges Fraud
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International Union of Operating Engineers Local 295-295C Welfare
Fund, and all others similarly-situated v.  Walgreen Co., Case No.
1:17-cv-07515 (N.D. Ill., October 17, 2017), is brought against
the Defendant for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust
enrichment and violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act.

This action concerns Walgreens' alleged deceptive and unfair
scheme to artificially inflate the "usual and customary" prices
Walgreens reported and used to charge customers and third-party
payors for purchases of certain generic prescription drugs at
Walgreens pharmacies.

Plaintiff International Union of Operating Engineers Local 295-
295c Welfare Fund is located in Maspeth, New York. Plaintiff is an
employee welfare benefit plan.

Defendant Walgreen Co. is an Illinois corporation with its
headquarters located at 200 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Illinois.
Defendant operates as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in
the United States. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      James E. Barz, Esq.
      Frank Richter, Esq.
      ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
      200 South Wacker Drive, 31st Floor
      Chicago, IL 60606
      Tel: (312) 674-4674
      Fax: (312) 674-4676
      E-mail: jbarz@rgrdlaw.com
              frichter@rgrdlaw.com

          - and -

      George C. Aguilar, Esq.
      Gregory E. Del Gaizo, Esq.
      Steven M. McKany, Esq.
      ROBBINS ARROYO LLP
      600 B Street, Suite 1900
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Tel: (619) 525-3990
      Fax: (619) 525-3991
      E-mail: gaguilar@robbinsarroyo.com
              gdelgaizo@robbinsarroyo.com
              smckany@robbinsarroyo.com


WEST HAVEN MARKET: "Young" Suit Seeks Overtime Pay, Back Wages
--------------------------------------------------------------
Eugene Young, on behalf of himself, and all other plaintiffs
similarly situated, known and unknown, Plaintiff v. West Haven
Market, Inc., d/b/a West Haven Market & Grill and Ishaq Sumaira,
Individually, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-07362, (N.D. Ill.,
October 12, 2017), seeks to recover overtime and unpaid back wages
earned, damages, reasonable attorney's fees, costs and litigation
expenses and such additional relief under the Fair Labor Standards
and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

West Haven Market, Inc. operates as West Haven Market & Grill,
where Young worked as a meat cutter. Plaintiff worked in excess of
forty hours, in any week for 2 years. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      John William Billhorn, Esq.
      BILLHORN LAW FIRM
      53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 840
      Chicago, IL 60604
      Tel. (312) 853-1450


WESTJET AIRLINES: FA'S Harassment Class Action Back in Court
------------------------------------------------------------
David P. Ball, writing for MetroNews.ca, reports that Vancouver
resident Mandalena Lewis embarked last month on a new path as a
broadcasting student at 32. But the shadow of her previous life as
a WestJet flight attendant isn't behind her yet.

That's because, the class action lawsuit she's leading against the
national airline is back before a judge -- and the national
airline is trying to have it "be struck out, in whole or in part,"
WestJet's lawyers stated, arguing the courts aren't the proper
place for female employees' complaints of sexual assault and
harassment.

"I got to the point where too much anger takes over," she said in
an interview in her home, "and stuff that's coming up now (with
#MeToo) pertains to all the things I went through."

In 2010 Lewis was sexually assaulted by a WestJet pilot during a
hotel layover in Hawaii, she alleged, and although she followed
procedures -- reporting the incident to the company and to
Hawaiian police -- her employer determined there wasn't enough
evidence to determine if the assault happened, but removed the
pilot from Hawaii flights where police told Lewis they had
prepared charges. (The allegations haven't been tested in court).

"Their response was to remove the ability for me to fly with the
pilot," she alleged, "as opposed to removing the pilot completely
from the workforce.

"But in fact, they'd known about other women who complained about
sexual assault and harassment prior to my assault from the same
pilot . . . but told them there was nothing they could do because
it was her word against his and there wasn't enough evidence."

In email, a WestJet spokesperson said the company "will not
comment on ongoing legal proceedings," but said that the airline
is committed to "a harassment-free workplace" and encourages "our
employees to report any behaviour that may violate our policies"
through WestJet's anonymous "whistleblower hotline" or to its
leadership directly.

But the airline is applying to have the lawsuit thrown out because
she should have taken her sexual assault and wrongful dismissal
allegations to federal human rights and provincial workers
compensation agencies -- not the courts.

Central to the lawsuit: WestJet's "Anti-Harassment Promise" to its
staff.  Her class action suit claims she and all women at WestJet
expect the policy to be followed have had their contracts violated
by what they're calling a broken promise in harassment and assault
complaints.

"It's a really novel claim," she said.  "It will be a huge win for
Canadian women if we win.

"It'll set a precedent across the Canadian work sector for women,
in that their employers are going to have to take accountability
and be transparent about what happens with their sexual harassment
and assault complaints."

In its application to toss the class action suit, however, WestJet
countered it was "an abuse of process of the court," and relies on
"allegations of activities that occurred more than two years prior
to Apr. 4, 2016" when it was filed, outside the legal time limit,
and asks Lewis to pay WestJet's legal costs.

But Lewis' lawyer countered that because she was fired just three
months before filing her lawsuit, the breach of her and other
women's contracts occurred for the entire duration of their work
at WestJet.

This is her lawsuit's first hearing since the explosion of the
#MeToo movement, a massively shared phenomenon on social media by
those who have experienced sexual assault and harassment.

She argued the phenomenon has emboldened her and women in many
industries to hold their employers accountable for their stated
anti-harassment policies.

"The timing of #MeToo has really helped people in my situation,"
Lewis mused in her small Vancouver apartment in an interview.
"I've really needed a moment for women to feel comfortable coming
forward and finding the solidarity of others.
"It's a beautiful thing -- it's not for everybody -- but #MeToo
has definitely created a space in our time." [GN]


WEWETZER LANDSCAPING: "Espinoza" Suit Alleges FLSA Violation
------------------------------------------------------------
Ramiro Espinoza, Juan Gabriel Canas and Miguel Robledo, and all
others similarly-situated v. Wewetzer Landscaping and Snow Removal
Services, Inc. and Kurt Wewetzer, Case No. 1:17-cv-07457 (N.D.
Ill., October 16, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid wages in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum
Wage Law, and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Plaintiffs Ramiro Espinoza, Juan Gabriel Canas, and Miguel Robledo
reside in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Within the three-year period prior to the filing of this
Complaint, Plaintiffs were employees of Defendants.

Defendant Wewetzer Landscaping and Snow Removal Services, Inc. is
an Illinois corporation with a principal place of business in
Kingston, Illinois and offers various landscape maintenance,
landscape construction, and snow removal services.  Individual
Defendant Kurt Wewetzer owns and operates Wewetzer Landscaping.
[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Jorge Sanchez, Esq.
      LOPEZ & SANCHEZ LLP
      77 W. Washington St., Suite 1313
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Tel: (312) 420-6784


WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC: Faces "Rushing" Suit in Dist. of Washington
----------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Williams-Sonoma,
Inc.  The case is styled as William Rushing, Individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v Williams-
Sonoma, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:17-mc-02848-KBJ (D. Wash.,
November 1, 2017).

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., is an American publicly traded consumer
retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is
headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Patrick A. Malone, Esq.
   PATRICK MALONE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
   1310 L Street, NW, Suite 800
   Washington, DC 20005
   Tel: (202) 742-1500
   Fax: (202) 742-1515
   Email: pmalone@patrickmalonelaw.com


WINDOWS USA: Faces "Harrison" Suit in S.D. of Mississippi
---------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Windows USA, LLC
doing business as: Windows USA. The case is styled as Charlotte
Harrison, on behalf of herself and all of those similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Windows USA, LLC doing business as: Windows
USA, Alaskan Window Systems, Big Four Companies, Inc. and Wells
Fargo, N.A. doing business as: Wells Fargo Financial National
Bank, Defendants, Case No. 3:17-cv-00857-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss.,
October 26, 2017).

Windows USA is a customer manufacturer of premium quality, energy
efficient vinyl window and door systems specializing exclusively
in the residential retrofit and remodeling market.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Macy D. Hanson, Esq.
   THE LAW OFFICE OF MACY D. HANSON, PLLC
   102 First Choice Drive
   Madison, MS 39210
   Tel: (601) 853-9521
   Fax: (601) 853-9327
   Email: macy@macyhanson.com


WINTRUST MORTGAGE: "Rubin" Case Removed to New Jersey Dist. Ct.
---------------------------------------------------------------
The case captioned Aaron Y. Rubin and Fay Rubin, Individually, and
on behalf of all other similarly situated persons, Plaintiffs, v.
Wintrust Mortgage and ABC Corp. 1-5, Defendants, Case No. L-5990-
17 (N.J. Sup., August 15, 2017), was removed to the United States
District Court for the District of New Jersey on October 12, 2017,
under Case No. 17-cv-08201.

Plaintiffs have a mortgage serviced by Wintrust who failed to
inform them of their contact details, mortgage start date,
insurance terms and conditions including other security
instruments. The Rubins seek monetary relief, including statutory
damages, costs, attorneys' fees and other relief available under
the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Daniel Zemel, Esq.
      THE LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL ZEMEL
      70 Clinton Ave.
      Newark, NJ 07114
      Tel: (973) 525-2552
      Email: dz@zemellawllc.com

Wintrust is represented by:

      Damian P. Conforti, Esq.
      MANDELBAUM SALSBURG
      3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 105
      Roseland, NJ 07068
      Tel: (973) 736-4600
      Fax: (973) 325-7467
      Email: dconforti@lawfirm.ms


* President Trump Kills CFPB's Class Action Rule Against Banks
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Lisa Lambert, writing for Reuters, reports that President Donald
Trump signed a Congressional resolution on Nov. 1 that lets banks
block customers from filing class action lawsuits, partly
delivering on his election campaign promise to lighten U.S.
financial regulation.

The White House confirmed Trump signed the resolution, which kills
a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule released in
July, despite heavy lobbying for a veto by the president.

The rule, set to go into effect next spring, gave bank customers
the option to band together in lawsuits known as class actions to
lower their legal costs, but Republicans say the suits only
benefit attorneys who reap large fees.  They also argue
arbitration is faster and leads to larger awards.  Democrats say
arbitration is rigged against customers and the U.S. constitution
guarantees a right to a trial.

Trump vowed as a presidential candidate to lighten the bank
regulation introduced after the 2007-09 financial crisis, but this
was his first concrete action since taking office in January.

Regulation critics, who say federal bureaucracy suffocates
economic growth, now hope Republicans will use their control of
both Congress and the White House to swiftly undo more financial
rules.

The CFPB rule barred banks, credit card issuers and other
financial companies from requiring customers to sign away their
rights to join group lawsuits and agree to take potential disputes
to closed-door arbitration as a condition of opening accounts.

The resolution was passed under the Congressional Review Act,
which stops regulators from creating a similar rule in the future,
and "mandatory arbitration clauses" will likely remain in
contracts for consumer financial services for decades.

Trump and the Republican party could also have an easier time
protecting companies' ability to block customers from suing in a
wide variety of non-financial services.  Education Secretary Betsy
DeVos is working to keep the clauses in contracts related to
higher education.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray, a Democrat appointed by former
President Barack Obama, took the unusual step on Oct. 30 of
directly asking Trump to veto the resolution.  The country's
largest veterans service organization, the American Legion, made a
similar plea.

The Supreme Court ruled arbitration clauses are constitutional in
2011, and they are now standard for almost every consumer product.

Equifax Inc. included a mandatory arbitration clause in free
credit monitoring it offered to victims of its massive cyber hack
earlier this year, and later removed it.

Wells Fargo & Co customers caught up in last year's phony accounts
scandal have had difficulty suing the bank because they are bound
by clauses in contracts they signed for legitimate accounts. [GN]


* Small Businesses Need Protection from Meritless Class Actions
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Betty Jo Toccoli, president of the California Small Business
Association, in an article for The Orange County Register, reports
that small businesses need protection from meritless litigation in
California, whether it's asbestos lawsuits or class actions over
food labeling.  Unlike large corporations, most small businesses
can't afford to hire lawyers to defend themselves.  And by their
very nature, small-business owners are so busy running the
business they don't have time to figure out how to reduce the risk
of being sued.

The California Small Business Association is doing what it can to
pass litigation reform at the state level in Sacramento, but two
bills pending in Congress would also help protect California's 3.6
million small businesses from profit-motivated plaintiff lawyers.
The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act would tighten the
standards for filing class actions, making it more difficult to
assemble lawyer-driven cases.  The Furthering Asbestos
Transparency Act would curb "double-dipping" by claimants who
target solvent businesses with their lawsuits first, then tap
bankruptcy trusts set up by the primary producers of asbestos
afterwards.

Both bills are needed to control the increasing risk facing
California small businesses, which employ more than 6 million
workers.  As plaintiff lawyers have exhausted the supply of large
asbestos companies by driving them into bankruptcy, for example,
they've widened their search for deep pockets.  They're suing
service businesses like gas stations and building contractors over
dubious claims of asbestos-related disease contracted from common
products such as brake pads and drywall compound.

The FACT Act would raise the stakes for lawyers who pursue such
scattershot litigation by requiring asbestos bankruptcy trusts to
disclose the identities of claimants and the nature of the claims
they have made.  That would discourage lawyers from filing
lawsuits based upon occupational exposures that mysteriously
change or disappear when their clients submit claims to the
trusts, which are now typically considered secret.

The class-action bar has also targeted California small businesses
with wage-and-hour claims and lawsuits over supposedly deceptive
labels.  This problem crosses state lines.  To cite just one
example, St. Louis has become a hot spot for lawyers who sue
companies in California and elsewhere over generic terms like
"all-natural," imposing large legal costs on their targets for
class actions that nearly always end in a settlement that pays the
lawyer's fees.

FICALA would impose rigorous standards on class-action lawyers,
requiring them show that the members of the class actually
suffered an actual injury or harm.  They'd also have to disclose
conflicts of interests between lawyers and representative
plaintiffs, a particular problem in consumer class actions where
attorneys often identify a company to sue and recruit plaintiffs
later.

Small-business owners should be proactive, not reactive.  But they
can only do so much, and few of them even think about class
actions or asbestos suits until they've been hit with one.

Ms. Toccoli said "I hear from my members weekly on this issue. The
smallest businesses rarely carry insurance to cover the risk of
litigation over many of these claims, and lack the legal
sophistication to determine how to respond to a lawyer's cut-and-
paste demand letter.  Too many write a check and settle the case,
spending money that could be invested in the business.  Even if
they have legal representation that may be the prudent course,
given the enormous cost of defending a meritless lawsuit.  Other
companies just close their doors, acknowledging the financial
impossibility of continuing with a cloud of litigation over them."

"We've attempted to reform the litigation environment in
California against a solid wall of resistance, mainly from the bad
apples in the California Bar.  Now we have the opportunity to pass
meaningful reform at the national level.  California small
businesses need the protection FICALA and FACT would provide so
they can invest in job creation and their own enterprises.  This
should be a bipartisan issue, because it affects millions of
jobs." [GN]

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