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            Monday, November 27, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 234



                            Headlines

99 CENTS ONLY: Beeson Sues Over Unpaid Wages, Overtime & Bonuses
111 HUDSON: Faces "Maldonado" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
13430 ATLANTIC AVE: "Miah" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime Pay
A & C PINE: Koutrakos Seeks to Recover Unpaid Minimum & OT Wages
ABM INDUSTRIES: "McDonald" Class Suit Removed to N.D. Illinois

AH 2005 MANAGEMENT: Fails to Pay All Wages, "Ponce" Suit Alleges
ALBION WHOLESALE: Merino Seeks to Recoup OT Pay Under FLSA, NYLL
AMERICAN MATTRESS: Sued Over Failure to Pay Sales Managers OT
APPLE INC: Faces Class Action Litigation Threat Over iPhone X
ASH SOUNDS: Won't Be Prosecuted Over Falls Festival Crowd Crush

BRIGHTCURRENT INC: "Vagenas" Action Seeks Minimum, Overtime Wages
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT: "Cabral" Suit Alleges ITFA Violations
CALIFORNIA COMMERCE: Nguyen Sues Over Denied Rest, Meal Breaks
CAMP ANCHOR: Parents File Class Action Over Privacy Violations
CIRCULATING AIR: "Kircher" Suit Seeks Minimum, Overtime Wages

COOK COUNTY: "Howard" Suit Alleges Civil Rights Violations
DIAMOND RESORTS: "Jocson" Suit Alleges TILA Violations
EQUIFAX INC: "Brock" Class Suit Transferred to N.D. Georgia
EQUIFAX INC: "Groover" Class Suit Transferred to N.D. Georgia
EQUIFAX INC: Faces "Benway" Suit in Md. Over Alleged Data Breach

FORTEGRA FINANCIAL: "Hirsch" Hits Illegal Telemarketing Calls
FOSTER OIL: Fails to Pay Employees Overtime, "Telles" Suit Says
GENERAL MOTORS: Faces Class Action Over Defective Brakes
H.C. WAINWRIGHT: Prodanova Sues Over Share Prie Drop
HARVARD EYE: Accused by Atilano of Not Paying Minimum Wages & OT

ETISON LLC: "Schleifer" Suit Seeks Damages Under TCPA
LITTLE ROCK, AR: Faces Class Action Over False-Alarm Fees
LOWTHER JOHNSON: Accused by "Jones" Class Suit of Violating FDCPA
MARY NORWOOD: Campaign "Robo Calls" Mary Spark Lawsuit
MERCHANTS BUILDING: "Boch" Action Seeks Minimum, Overtime Wages

MONSANTO COMPANY: Faces "Boudreau" Suit Over Roundup(R) Products
NEDBANK: Joinder Application Filed in Home Repossession Lawsuit
NOBLE ENERGY: Seeks to Subpoena Israeli Officials in Cartel Case
NOVAN INC: Johnson Fiste Files Securities Class Action
IMMEDIATE CREDIT: "Corley" Suit Alleges FDCPA Violations

PAX ASSIST INC: Adonis Files Suit Over Late Wages
PETROBRAS: 2nd Circuit Grants Request to Suspend Class Action
PURDUE PHARMA: Lewis County May Join Opioid Crisis Class Action
QUINTIS: Litigation Funder Asked to Explain Negative Cash Flows
RUBY TUESDAY: Faces "Raul" Class Suit Over Proposed RTI Merger

SCANA CORPORATION: "Fox" Suit Alleges Exchange Act Violation
SCOTT HOTEL: Illegally Charges Environmental Fee, Action Claims
SILVER SPRING: Faces "Kantradt" Class Suit Over Merger With Itron
SINGING RIVER: Fails to Pay Plans Annual Contributions, Suit Says
SHINE GLORY: "Gao" Suit Alleges FLSA and NYLL Violations

SNS TRANSPORTATION: Sued Over Failure to Properly Pay Employees
SOUTH AFRICA: Ugu Residents File Class Action Over Water Woes
STONEMOR PARTNERS: Judge Dismisses Investors' Class Action
TESLA INC: Vaughn Files Suit Over Racial Discrimination
TRIVAGO NV: "Holbrook" Sues Over Share Price Drop

TYCHEM LLC: Jehrel Plastics Sues Over Illegally Faxed Ads
ULTIMATE IMAGES: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Minimum Wages
ULTIMATE INC: "Moran" Suit Seeks to Recover Wages and Overtime
UNITED STATES: Katy ISD Officials Mull Suit Over Harvey Flooding
UNITED STATES BEEF: "Chunn" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime Pay

VALMONT INDUSTRIES: Sued Over Failure to Pay OT and Meal Breaks
VITAL RECOVERY: Violates Fair Debt Collection Act, Marchese Says
VOLKSWAGEN AG: Faces Two New Massive Class Actions
WELLS FARGO: "Rivera" Suit Alleges FCRA Breach
WESLEY ALLEN: Does Not Properly Pay Workers, "Guardado" Suit Says

WOK 88: Faces "Li" Class Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
XCERRA CORP: Khan Sues Over False Statement re Sale to Sino IC
* Labour TD Willie Penrose to Introduce Class Action Bill
* Consumers Vulnerable to Corporate Fraud After CFPB Rule Killed




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99 CENTS ONLY: Beeson Sues Over Unpaid Wages, Overtime & Bonuses
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PATRICK BEESON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. 99 CENTS ONLY STORES LLC, a California limited
liability company and DOES 1 through 25, Case No. BC683015 (Cal.
Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty., November 13, 2017), alleges that the
Defendants fail to pay wages earned, overtime and bonuses.

99 Cents Only Stores LLC is a limited liability company organized
under the laws of the state of California and headquartered in
Commerce, California.  The Defendant owns and operates 99 Cents
Only stores in California and throughout the United States.  The
Plaintiff does not know the true names or capacities of the Doe
Defendants.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Aaron C. Gundzik, Esq.
          Rebecca G. Gundzik, Esq.
          GARTENBERG GELFAND HAYTON LLP
          15260 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1920
          Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
          Telephone: (213) 542-2100
          Facsimile: (213)542-2101
          E-mail: agundzik@gghslaw.com
                  rgundzik@gghslaw.com


111 HUDSON: Faces "Maldonado" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Alvaro Ayala Maldonado (a.k.a. Freddy), individually and on behalf
of others similarly situated v. 111 Hudson Market Inc. (d/b/a 111
Hudson Market), Koncha Doe, and Maria Park (a.k.a. Maria Lee,
a.k.a. Maria Chung), Case No. 1:17-cv-08793 (S.D.N.Y., November
12, 2017), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay
overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants own and operate a deli/market located at 111 Hudson
St # A, New York, NY 10013. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


13430 ATLANTIC AVE: "Miah" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime Pay
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Tarik Miah, Individually, and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. 13430 Atlantic Avenue, LLC, Cain
Management II, Inc. and Cain Management Queens, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 715025/2017, (N.Y. Sup., October 27, 2017), seeks unpaid
overtime wages, liquidated damages and attorneys' fees pursuant to
the New York Minimum Wage Act and New York Labor Law.

Defendants owns and operates Dunkin' Donuts franchises in in New
York and Connecticut where Miah worked at their store located in
13430 Atlantic Avenue, Jamaica, NY. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Abdul K. Hassan, Esq.
     ABDUL HASSAN LAW GROUP, PLLC
     215-28 Hillside Avenue
     Queens Village, NY 11427
     Tel: (718) 740-1000
     Fax: (718) 355-9668
     Email: abdul@abdulhassan.com


A & C PINE: Koutrakos Seeks to Recover Unpaid Minimum & OT Wages
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GREGORY KOUTRAKOS v. A & C PINE PROPERTIES, INC. d/b/a THE PINE
RESTAURANT OF QUEENS and CHARLES ROSE, individually, Case No.
1:17-cv-06594 (E.D.N.Y., November 11, 2017), is brought on behalf
of the Plaintiff and all similarly-situated current and former
non-exempt workers of the Defendants to recover unpaid minimum
wages, spread-of-hours wages, earned wages and overtime
compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor
Law.

A & C Pine Properties, Inc., is a domestic business corporation
with its principal place of business located in Corona, New York.
Charles Rose owns, maintains control, oversight and the direction
of The Pine Restaurant.  The Defendants own and operate the
restaurant.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jacob Aronauer, Esq.
          THE LAW OFFICES OF JACOB ARONAUER
          225 Broadway, 3rd Floor
          New York, NY 10007
          Telephone: (212) 323-6980
          E-mail: jaronauer@aronauerlaw.com


ABM INDUSTRIES: "McDonald" Class Suit Removed to N.D. Illinois
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The putative class action lawsuit entitled CURTIS MCDONALD,
individually and on behalf of similarly situated individuals v.
ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED, a Delaware corporation; ABM AVIATION,
INC., a Georgia corporation, Case No. 2017 CH 13698, was removed
on November 10, 2017, from the Circuit Court of Cook County,
Illinois, Chancery Division, to the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Illinois.  The District Court Clerk assigned
Case No. 1:17-cv-08154 to the proceeding.

On October 12, 2017, Plaintiff Curtis McDonald initiated this
civil lawsuit against the Defendants in the Circuit Court.  He
contends that the Defendants violate the Illinois Biometrics
Information Privacy Act through the use of fingerprint technology.
Specifically, he alleges that the Defendants collect, store, use
and retain employee biometric information (here, fingerprints)
when the employees clock in or out of work without first obtaining
informed written consent or publishing their retention policies.

ABM Industries is a Delaware corporation with its principal place
of business in New York City.  ABM Aviation is a Georgia
corporation with its principal place of business in Sugar Land,
Texas.

ABM Industries provides integrated facility solutions in the
United States and internationally.  The Company offers carpet
cleaning and dusting, floor cleaning and finishing, window
washing, and other building cleaning services for commercial
office buildings, data centers, educational institutions,
government buildings, health facilities, industrial buildings,
retail stores, sport event facilities, and transportation hubs.
ABM Aviation provides services supporting airlines and
airports.[BN]

The Defendants are represented by:

          David S. Almeida, Esq.
          Mark S. Eisen, Esq.
          BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN& ARONOFF LLP
          333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1900
          Chicago, IL 60606
          Telephone: (312) 212-4949
          Facsimile: (312) 767-9192
          E-mail: dalmeida@beneschlaw.com
                  meisen@beneschlaw.com


AH 2005 MANAGEMENT: Fails to Pay All Wages, "Ponce" Suit Alleges
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MARIA PONCE individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. AH 2005 MANAGEMENT, L.P.; PILLAR HOTELS AND RESORTS,
LLC (f/k/a Pillar Hotel and Resorts, LP); PILLAR HOTELS AND
RESORTS GEN-PAR, L.L.C.; (f/k/a Pillar Hotel and Resorts, LP); and
DOES 1-20, inclusive, Case No. RG17882176 (Cal. Super. Ct.,
Alameda Cty., November 13, 2017), accuses the Defendants of
failure to pay all wages, to provide meal periods and to permit
rest breaks, among other failures.

The Defendants operate and manage hotels throughout the state of
California.  The Plaintiff is unaware of the true names or
capacities of the Doe Defendants.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Kashif Haque, Esq.
          Samuel A. Wong, Esq.
          Jessica L. Campbell, Esq.
          Ali S. Carlsen, Esq.
          AEGIS LAW FIRM, PC
          9811 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 100
          Irvine, CA 92618
          Telephone: (949) 379-6250
          Facsimile: (949) 379-6251
          E-mail: khaque@aegislawfirm.com
                  swong@aegislawfirm.com
                  jcampbell@aegislawfirm.com
                  acarlsen@aegislawfirm.com


ALBION WHOLESALE: Merino Seeks to Recoup OT Pay Under FLSA, NYLL
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JESUS LOPEZ MERINO v. ALBION WHOLESALE FLOWERS, INC. and UNITED
WHOLESALE FLORIST, LTD. d/b/a ALBION WHOLESALE FLOWERS and MOHAMED
ABRAHIM, individually, Case No. 1:17-cv-08783 (S.D.N.Y., November
11, 2017), is brought on behalf of the Plaintiff and all similarly
situated employees to recover alleged unpaid overtime compensation
under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

Albion Wholesale Flowers, Inc., is a flower shop located at 120 W.
28th St., in New York City.  Mohamed Abrahim owns and maintains
control, oversight, and the direction of Albion Wholesale
Flowers.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jacob Aronauer, Esq.
          THE LAW OFFICES OF JACOB ARONAUER
          225 Broadway, 3rd Floor
          New York, NY 10007
          Telephone: (212) 323-6980
          E-mail: jaronauer@aronauerlaw.com


AMERICAN MATTRESS: Sued Over Failure to Pay Sales Managers OT
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Farrell Bentley, Deron Jones, and Glenn Mitchell, on behalf of
themselves, and all others similarly situated v. American
Mattress, Inc., Frank Demaio, and Michael Kenna, Case No. 1:17-cv-
08151 (N.D. Ill., November 10, 2017), is brought against the
Defendants for failure to pay Sales Managers and Assistant Sales
Managers' overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards
Act.

American Mattress, Inc. is a privately-owned premier bedding
retailer, incorporated in Illinois. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Douglas M. Werman, Esq.
      Maureen A. Salas, Esq.
      Sarah J. Arendt, Esq.
      Steven P. Schneck, Esq.
      WERMAN SALAS P.C.
      77 W. Washington, Suite 1402
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Telephone: (312) 419-1008
      E-mail: dwerman@flsalaw.com
              msalas@flsalaw.com
              sarendt@flsalaw.com
              sschneck@flsalaw.com


APPLE INC: Faces Class Action Litigation Threat Over iPhone X
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Allie Coyne, writing for ITNews, reports that Apple iPhone X and
Google Pixel 2 users are complaining of issues with their new
OLED-screen devices that mean remnants of an image are remaining
on their screen after they've navigated away from it.

On Nov. 3, the same day the iPhone X became available in
Australia, Apple warned its customers that they may experience
"image persistance" or "burn in" on their device.

"This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high
contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of
time," Apple warned.

The issue lies with the OLED display that has been included in the
iPhone X for the first time in the smartphone's existence.

Apple said while the iPhone X's display was built to reduce the
effects of OLED burn in, it suggested users adjust their auto-lock
function to more quickly turn the screen off when it's not in use.

It also said iPhone X users should avoid leaving the same image on
the screen for long periods of time with the screen brightness set
to full.

Class action

Google is facing a potential class action lawsuit over the same
issue in the US, where law firm Girard Gibbs is asking those
experiencing a range of problems with their new Pixel 2 XL phones
to come forward.

The firm said it was investigating claims that the Pixel 2 XL
experiences burn in as well as "black smear" -- where the movement
of pixels against a black background creates a black smudge.

Customers have been complaining of the screen issues since the new
Pixel phones were launched in early October.

Google addressed the issue later that month and said it would
extend Pixel 2 warranties to two years worldwide.

However, it said the burn in was "in line with that of other
premium smartphones" and "should not affect the normal, day-to-day
user experience of the Pixel 2 XL".

It said it would address the issue with "ongoing software
updates".

Google did not address why the smaller Pixel 2 -- also with OLED
display -- does not appear to suffer from the same problems. [GN]


ASH SOUNDS: Won't Be Prosecuted Over Falls Festival Crowd Crush
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Olivia Shying, writing for Geelong Advertiser, reports that the
organisers of Lorne's Falls Festival will not be prosecuted over a
crowd crush that injured close to 100 people and sparked a class
action.

WorkSafe has found there is insufficient evidence to prosecute Ash
Sounds Pty Ltd over the stampede that left people with broken
bones and nerve damage.

Nineteen people were hospitalised and a further 76 people required
first aid treatment when they were trampled and crushed in a crowd
surge at the festival just before 10pm on December 30, 2016.

"WorkSafe's investigation revealed that all the conditions imposed
by various bodies in relation to the event, such as crowd control,
crowd size, and positioning and size of exits, had been met," the
authority said in a printed statement.

"As a result, WorkSafe found there was insufficient evidence to
establish any offence under the 2004 OHS Act and no further action
will be taken."

Thirteen women and six men were rushed to hospital with serious
injuries, including "leg, rib, hip and pelvic fractures, possible
spinal injuries, head and facial injuries, cuts and abrasions".

The victims were aged from their late teens to late 20s.

The stampede occurred when a swarm of patrons left the DMA's set
in the Grand Theatre to go and see London Grammar who were
performing on a different stage.

Melbourne student Rachel Menei told the Geelong Advertiser she
"thought she was going to die" when was swallowed up by the crowd
and could not escape.

"My feet got pulled and I was right on the ground getting pulled
on the rocky surface," Ms Menei said.

"My boyfriend found me unconscious on the grown and I couldn't
walk for two week at all"

Ms Menei, who was cared for by staff at Geelong Hospital, said she
was disappointed in the WorkSafe finding. "I was so scared -- I
thought I was going to die," Ms Menei.

A class action, led by Madden Lawyers, was launched against
festival organisers earlier this year,

Festival co-producer Jessica Ducrou said this prevented her from
commenting on Worksafe's ruling.

"As the matter is subject to legal proceedings, we are not able to
comment further.  We want to ensure we don't do or say anything
that will jeopardies the outcome of the class action for those
involved," Ms Ducrou said.

"If we could comment we would."

The crowd crush has not impacted the festival's popularity with
all tickets to this year's 25th Falls Festival selling out in
record time. [GN]


BRIGHTCURRENT INC: "Vagenas" Action Seeks Minimum, Overtime Wages
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Niko Vagenas, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Brightcurrent, Inc., and Does 1 through
20, inclusive, Defendants, Case No. BC 681346, (Cal. Super.,
October 27, 2017), seeks to recover minimum and overtime wages,
redress for failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks,
accurate itemized wage statements and all wages due upon
separation of employment for violation of the Business and
Professions Code, the California Labor Code and applicable
Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders.

Defendants are in the business of providing marketing and sales
services in the State of California where Vagenas worked as a non-
exempt employee.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Kashif Haque, Esq.
      Samuel A. Wong, Esq.
      Jessica L. Campbell, Esq.
      Simon Kwak, Esq.
      AEGIS LAW FIRM, PC
      9811 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 100
      Irvine, CA 2618
      Telephone: (949) 379-6250
      Facsimile: (949) 379-6251


CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT: "Cabral" Suit Alleges ITFA Violations
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Margarita Cabral, et al., and all others similarly-situated v.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-02841
(D. Nev., November 10, 2017), seek damages and restitution for
Defendants' violations of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

The Plaintiffs alleged that despite the ITFA's prohibition on the
taxation of Internet access, Defendants improperly and illegally
charged their overnight guests the Clark County Combined Transient
Lodging Tax on the entire Resort Fee, including the portion of the
Resort Fee that constitutes charges for Internet access.

All Plaintiffs stayed at the Defendants' hotel and were charged
the taxation of internet access.

Defendant Caesars Entertainment Corporation and its subsidiaries
operate the LINQ Hotel and Casino resort, Caesars Palace Resort,
Harrah's Casino Hotel Las Vegas Resort, Flamingo Las Vegas Resort,
Harrah's Casino Hotel Las Vegas resort, Bally's Las Vegas resort,
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino resort, Rio All-Suite Hotel &
Casino resort, and Caesars Palace resort and others. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Don Springmeyer, Esq.
      Bradley Schrager, Esq.
      WOLF, RIFKIN, SHAPIRO,
      SCHULMAN & RABKIN, LLP
      3556 E. Russell Road, 2nd Floor
      Las Vegas, NV 89120-2234
      Tel: (702) 341-5200
      Fax: (702) 341-5300
      E-mail: dspringmeyer@wrslawyers.com
              bschrager@wrslawyers.com

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      Michael Dell'Angelo, Esq.
      BERGER & MONTAGUE, P.C.
      1622 Locust Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19103
      Tel: (215) 875-3000
      Fax: (215) 875-4604
      E-mail: mdellangelo@bm.net

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      R. Bryant McCulley, Esq.
      MCCULLEY MCCLUER PLLC
      1022 Carolina Blvd., Ste. 300
      Charleston, SC 29451
      Tel: (855) 467-0451
      Fax: (662) 368-1506
      E-mail: bmcculley@mcculleymccluer.com


CALIFORNIA COMMERCE: Nguyen Sues Over Denied Rest, Meal Breaks
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Vanna Nguyen, individually and on behalf of herself and all other
similarly situated non-exempt former and current employees,
Plaintiffs, v. California Commerce Club, Inc. and Does 1 through
100, Inclusive, Defendants, Case No. BC 681570, (Cal. Super.,
October 27, 2017), seeks unpaid wages and interest thereon for
failure to pay for overtime and minimum wage rate, failure to
authorize or permit required meal periods, failure to authorize or
permit required rest periods, statutory penalties for failure to
provide accurate wage statements, injunctive relief and other
equitable relief, reasonable attorney's fees and costs and
interest pursuant to the California labor Code, the Unfair
Business Practices provision of the California Business and
Professions Code and applicable Industrial Welfare Commission Wage
Orders.

California Commerce Club, Inc. operates as a poker casino offering
poker, blackjack, Caribbean stud, baccarat and Asian style games
in Los Angeles where Plaintiff worked as a floor person.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      James R. Hawkins, Esq.
      Isandra Fernandez, Esq.
      JAMES HAWKINS APLC
      9880 Research Drive, Suite 200
      Irvine, CA 92618
      Tel: (949) 387-7200
      Fax: (949) 387-6676


CAMP ANCHOR: Parents File Class Action Over Privacy Violations
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Stefanie Dazio, writing for Newsday, reports that parents of
special-needs Camp Anchor participants on Nov. 5 announced they
are filing a class-action lawsuit alleging that a Hempstead Town
attorney and his wife violated privacy and confidentiality laws
when they sent a letter to campers' families urging them to vote
for Town Supervisor Anthony Santino.

William J. Muller III and Diana Bianculli-Muller, both of whom
work for the town, wrote a letter dated Oct. 31 saying their son
Richard also attends Camp Anchor and that increased activities
there were "only made possible" because of the support of
Mr. Santino, who is running in the election, and the town board.

"We are asking you to please join us in voting for the re-election
of Anthony Santino for Town Supervisor because we personally know
how he feels about the Anchor Program and the important service it
provides to our Township's special needs community," they wrote.

Camp Anchor families and other special-needs advocates announced
the lawsuit at a news conference on Nov. 5 outside Town Hall with
Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Gillen, who previously
volunteered at the camp, and attorney Jeff Gold, who is running
for the county legislature as a Democrat.

Mr. Gold said he filed the lawsuit online on Nov. 5 and the
defendants were to be served Nov. 6.

Camp Anchor -- Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps
through Organized Recreation -- offers programs for town children
and adults with special needs, according to its website.  There
are after-school and Saturday programs for participants, as well
as a summer program in Lido Beach.  The camp has a waiting list
for those interested in participating in its programs.

Mr. Muller is currently Mr. Santino's legal counsel and formerly
clerk for the Nassau County Legislature.  Mr. Bianculli-Muller is
a deputy town clerk.

Three parents of campers, as well as a legal guardian and two
campers themselves, filed the lawsuit against the town, Mr.
Santino and Muller, according to a copy of the documents that was
handed out at the news conference.

The lawsuit is being filed in State Supreme Court in Queens
because "Santino has a role in the selection of judges in Nassau
County and a fair trial may not be obtained there," according to
the copy of the document.

Mr. Muller and Matt Coleman, Mr. Santino's campaign spokesman,
could not be reached for comment on Nov. 5.

Hempstead Town spokesman Mike Deery said the list of camp
families' addresses is publicly available.

"Mr. Muller acquired such a list, in his capacity as a private
individual, in response to a properly executed Freedom of
Information Law request," Mr. Deery said in a statement issued on
Nov. 5.

The plaintiffs, who are identified only by their initials, are
each seeking $50,000 in damages, the lawsuit states.

Noah Probert, 29, and his mother, Sandra Probert, 66, of Westbury
attended the news conference.  Sandra Probert received the letter
and Noah Probert, a longtime Camp Anchor participant, is part of
the lawsuit.

"I truly believe what they've done here is unacceptable," he said.
"What's going on with this is terrible."

Milagros Vicente, 49, of Valley Stream, also received the letter
on behalf of her 29-year-old son.

"How was this individual allowed to obtain our children's
information?" she said of Mr. Muller, calling Camp Anchor a safe
haven.  "I didn't know who this person was." [GN]


CIRCULATING AIR: "Kircher" Suit Seeks Minimum, Overtime Wages
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Kathryn Kircher, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Circulating Air, Inc. and Does 1
through 20, inclusive, Defendants, Case No. BC681573, (Cal.
Super., October 27, 2017), seeks to recover minimum and overtime
wages, redress for failure to provide meal periods and rest
breaks, accurate itemized wage statements and all wages due upon
separation of employment in violation of Business and Professions
Code, the California Labor Code and applicable Industrial Welfare
Commission Wage Orders.

Circulating Air, Inc. -- www.circulatingair.com/ -- is an air
conditioning and heating installation, repair, replacement and
maintenance company in Los Angeles, CA where Kircher worked.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Kashif Haque, Esq.
      Samuel A. Wong, Esq.
      Jessica L. Campbell, Esq.
      Simon Kwak, Esq.
      AEGIS LAW FIRM, PC
      9811 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 100
      Irvine, CA 2618
      Telephone: (949) 379-6250
      Facsimile: (949) 379-6251


COOK COUNTY: "Howard" Suit Alleges Civil Rights Violations
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Sdahrie Howard, Denise Hobbs, and Ellenor Altman, and all others
similarly-situated v.  Cook County Sheriff's Office, and Thomas P.
Dart, Case No. 1:17-cv-08146 (N.D. Ill., November 10, 2017), seek
to remedy sex discrimination in employment in violation of the
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Illinois Civil
Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S.
Constitution.

Plaintiffs Sdahrie Howard, Ellenor Altman, and Denise Hobbs are
female correctional officers employed by the Sheriff's Office.

Defendant Cook County Sheriff's Office is a unit of local
government, organized under 55 ILCS 5/3-6001-6036, and has at all
times relevant to this complaint been the "employer" of
correctional officers at the Cook County Jail, for purposes of
Title VII.

Defendant Thomas J. Dart is the Sheriff of Cook County, with
responsibility and authority for running the Jail, including for
promulgating rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
governing both the conduct of detainees at the Jail and the
training and protection of staff employed by the Jail. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Marni Willenson, Esq.
      Samantha Kronk, Esq.
      WILLENSON LAW, LLC
      542 S. Dearborn St. Suite 610
      Chicago, IL 60605
      Tel: (312) 508-5380
      E-mail:  marni@willensonlaw.com
               skronk@willensonlaw.com

          - and -

      Joshua Karsh, Esq.
      HUGHES SOCOL PIERS
      RESNICK & DYM, LTD.
      70 W. Madison St. Suite 4000
      Chicago, IL 6060
      Tel: (312) 604-2630
      E-mail: jkarsh@hsplegal.com


DIAMOND RESORTS: "Jocson" Suit Alleges TILA Violations
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Neri Jocson and Fe Jocson, and all others similarly-situated v.
Diamond Resorts International Club, Inc., dba Diamond Resorts U.S.
Collection Development, LLC dba Diamond Resorts Financial
Services, Inc., Barclays Bank Delaware dba Barclaycard and Does 1
through 10, Case No. 2:17-cv-08214 (C.D. Calif., November 10,
2017), seek damages for Defendants' violations of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and the Truth in Lending Act.

Plaintiffs Neri Jocson and Fe Jocson are residents of California
and are consumers.

Defendant Diamond Resorts International Club, Inc. dba Diamond
Resorts U.S. Collection Development, LLC dba Diamond Resorts
Financial Services, Inc. is a "creditor" with principal place of
business is in the state of Nevada. Defendant Diamond Resorts
International sells timeshare contracts.   [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

      Amir J. Goldstein, Esq.
      8032 West Third Street, Suite 201
      Los Angeles, CA 90048
      Tel: (323) 937-0400
      Fax: (866) 288-9194


EQUIFAX INC: "Brock" Class Suit Transferred to N.D. Georgia
-----------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit filed on September 15, 2017 captioned
Robert Brock, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Equifax Inc., Richard F. Smith, and John W. Gamble,
Jr., Case No. 1:17-cv-07053 was transferred from the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of New York to the U.S. District
Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The District Court
Clerk assigned Case No. 1:17-cv-04510-WSD to the proceeding.

The case alleges violation of the Securities Exchange Act.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources
business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments,
and consumers. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Laurence M. Rosen, Esq.
      Phillip Kim, Esq.
      THE ROSEN LAW FIRM, P.A.
      275 Madison Ave., 34th Floor
      New York, NY 10016
      Telephone: (212) 686-1060
      Facsimile: (212) 202-3827
      E-mail: lrosen@rosenlegal.com
              pkim@rosenlegal.com


EQUIFAX INC: "Groover" Class Suit Transferred to N.D. Georgia
-------------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit filed on September 18, 2017, captioned
Patrick Groover, Individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Equifax Inc., Richard F. Smith, and John W.
Gamble, Jr., Case No. 1:17-cv-07082 was transferred from the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York to the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The District
Court Clerk assigned Case No. 1:17-cv-04511-WSD to the proceeding.

The case alleges violation of the Securities Exchange Act.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources
business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments,
and consumers. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

The Defendant is represented by:

      Israel Dahan, Esq.
      CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT, LLP
      One Financial Center
      New York, NY 10281
      Telephone: (212) 504-6000
      Facsimile: (212) 504-6666


EQUIFAX INC: Faces "Benway" Suit in Md. Over Alleged Data Breach
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Patricia M. Benway, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated v. Equifax Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-03360-GLR (Md. Cir.
Ct., November 13, 2017), arises out of the data breach wherein an
unknown third party gained unauthorized access to Equifax's files
containing the personal identifying information ("PII") of the
Plaintiffs and the Members of the Class.

Equifax Inc. operates a global credit reporting agency that
collects, stores, organizes, analyzes and disseminates data on
millions of consumers. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Richard S. Gordon, Esq.
      Martin E. Wolf, Esq.
      Benjamin H. Carney, Esq.
      GORDON, WOLF & CARNEY, CHTD.
      100 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 100
      Towson, MD 21204
      Telephone: (410) 825-2300
      Facsimile: (410) 825-0066
      E-mail: rgordon@GWCfirm.com
              mwolf@GWCfirm.com
              bcarney@GWCfirm.com


FORTEGRA FINANCIAL: "Hirsch" Hits Illegal Telemarketing Calls
-------------------------------------------------------------
Aaron Hirsch, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Fortegra Financial Corp. and Ensurety
Ventures, LLC (d/b/a Omega Autocare), Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-
01215, (M.D. Fla., October 30, 2017), seeks an injunction
requiring Defendants to cease all unsolicited telephone calling
activities to consumers, statutory damages of $500.00 per
violation, court costs, reasonable attorneys' fees and treble
damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Fortegra is a nationwide provider of automotive warranty
underwriting services. It allegedly made unauthorized calls
without the recipient's consent using an automatic telephone
dialing system and/or a pre-recorded voice for the purpose of
telemarketing and soliciting business. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Michael Dell Angelo, Esq.
     Lane L. Vines, Esq.
     Jonathan Z. DeSantis, Esq.
     BERGER & MONTAGUE, P.C.
     1622 Locust Street
     Philadelphia, PA 19103
     Tel: (215) 875-3000
     Email: mdellangelo@bm.net
            lvines@bm.net
            jdesantis@bm.net

            - and -

     Max F. Maccoby, Esq.
     Thomas Bick, Esq.
     BUTZEL LONG
     1909 K Street, NW, Suite-500
     Washington, DC 20006
     Telephone: (202) 454-2800
     Facsimile: (202) 454-2805
     Email: maccoby@butzel.com
            bick@butzel.com


FOSTER OIL: Fails to Pay Employees Overtime, "Telles" Suit Says
---------------------------------------------------------------
Pedro Alvarez Telles, individually and on behalf of all other
similarly situated v. Foster Oil, LLC, d/b/a Foster Oil, LLC, 76,
Sohail Kahn, and Ahad Aftab, Case No. 3:17-cv-01807-SB (D. Ore.,
November 11, 2017), is brought against the Defendants for failure
to pay overtime wages for work more than 40 hours per week.

The Defendants own and operate gasoline stations in Portland,
Oregon. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Quinn E. Kuranz, Esq.
      THE OFFICE OF Q.E. KURANZ, ATTORNEY AT LAW, LLC
      65 SW Yamhill St., Suite 300
      Portland, OR 97204
      Telephone: (503) 757-4749
      Facsimile: (503) 200-1289
      E-mail: quinn@kuranzlaw.com


GENERAL MOTORS: Faces Class Action Over Defective Brakes
--------------------------------------------------------
Lynn LaRowe, writing for Texarkana Gazette, reports that a class
action lawsuit filed last month in a Texarkana federal court
accuses General Motors of selling cars and trucks with dangerous
defective brakes.

Texarkana lawyers Jim Wyly and Sean Rommel filed suit Oct. 23 on
behalf of John Harris, a Bowie County resident, and all owners of
certain GM vehicles in Texas and across the U.S.

Harris bought a new 2015 Suburban in December 2014, according to
the complaint.  In early January, Mr. Harris and his wife began to
notice the brakes weren't working correctly.

"More specifically, the brakes would seemingly function without
incident the first three to four times when they were applied or
tapped, but thereafter, the brakes would become hard and resist
depression or require an increased effort to depress the brake
pedal, but with no stopping ability," the complaint states.

Mr. Harris contacted the dealership from which he purchased the
Suburban after noticing the braking problem.

GM was already aware of the problem and had issued a service
bulletin in February 2015 concerning problems with the braking
system, the complaint states.  The complaint accuses GM of failing
to notify consumers of the problem and of continuing to sell cars
with dangerous brakes.

The complaint alleges that the repairs GM advised in its service
bulletin don't fix the problem. Harris alleges his Suburban was
picked up for repairs Jan. 31 and returned to him Feb. 4.
Mr. Harris' wife was driving the Suburban Feb. 28 when the brakes
became "hard" and would not depress.  According to the complaint,
Harris' wife crashed into another car when the Suburban's brakes
experienced a "catastrophic" failure.

Mr. Harris contacted the dealership the day of the crash and
expressed an opinion that GM should take the Suburban back.  The
suit alleges GM instructed the dealership to stop all work on the
Suburban as it had opened a claim file and would be handling the
problem.

GM allegedly inspected the Suburban in March and told Mr. Harris'
wife later the same month that their inoperable new car was
"really not our problem," the complaint states.  The dealership
from which the Harrises bought the Suburban were allegedly unable
to make any headway with the corporate office, either.

GM allegedly told the dealership May 2 to make the same brake
repairs to the Suburban.  The dealership formally notified GM in
writing and through a lawyer May 4 that it would not perform the
same repairs that previously failed and demanded that GM resolve
Harris' issue.

The complaint alleges that GM sent the Suburban to a second
dealership in Bowie County where the same brake work outlined in
the service bulletin was performed a second time.  The complaint
alleges GM sent Harris a warning in June to leave the car in the
same condition it was in after the crash, despite having sent the
car to a second dealership for repairs.  Mr. Harris alleges his
Suburban's brakes failed again while he was attempting to use it
to launch a boat June 16.

"Currently, plaintiff's unsafe Suburban sits at his home, and
because defendant GM cannot or will not repair it, it is wholly
unusable and without value," the complaint states.

The complaint accuses GM of breach of warranty, breach of implied
warranty, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
and violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.  The complaint
asks that the court certify both a class of Texas GM vehicle
owners and a national class of GM vehicle owners and that the
plaintiffs be awarded a judgment that will fully compensate for
their alleged losses.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder
III in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas.
[GN]


H.C. WAINWRIGHT: Prodanova Sues Over Share Prie Drop
----------------------------------------------------
Daniela Prodanova, Individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, and
Oren Livnat, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-07926, (C.D. Cal., October
30, 2017), seeks compensatory damages, including interest,
reasonable costs and expenses incurred in this action, plus
counsel fees and expert fees and such other and further relief
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Wainwright is an investment bank that provides financial solutions
to public and private growth companies across multiple sectors and
regions offering an investment research, underwriting and capital
raising services. Oren Livnat is a research analyst at Wainwright.

Wainwright provides investment research to MannKind, a publicly-
traded biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Westlake
Village, CA involved in inhaled therapeutic products for patients
with diseases such as diabetes and pulmonary arterial
hypertension. On October 10, 2017 Wainwright, through an
announcement publicized by Wainwright analyst, Livnat, initiated
coverage of the MannKind stock with a "Buy" rating and a $7 per
share price target, which represented an increase of more than 30%
from the stock's trading price at the time. However, Mannkind,
announced a registered direct offering at a price of $6.00 per
share at the time when Mannkind's stock was trading at $5.33 per
share. MannKind's stock price closed at $5.47 per share on October
11, 2011.

Plaintiff purchased MannKind securities as per advice of
Wainwright.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

            - and -

     Peter S. Linden, Esq.
     Ira M. Press, Esq.
     Thomas Elrod, Esq.
     KIRBY MCINERNEY LLP
     825 Third Avenue, 16th Floor
     New York, NY 10022
     Telephone: (212) 371-6600
     Facsimile: (212) 751-2540
     Email: plinden@kmllp.com


HARVARD EYE: Accused by Atilano of Not Paying Minimum Wages & OT
----------------------------------------------------------------
PAUL ATILANO, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. HARVARD EYE ASSOCIATES A MEDICAL GROUP, INC., a
California corporation; and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, Case No.
30-2017-00955132-CU-OE-CXC (Cal. Super. Ct., Orange Cty., November
13, 2017), accuses the Defendants of failing to, among other
things, pay minimum wages and overtime.

Harvard Eye is a California corporation, with its principal place
of business in the city of Laguna Hills, County of Orange.
Harvard Eye is a franchisor of eye care facilities within Orange
County.  The Plaintiff is ignorant of the true names and
capacities of the Doe Defendants.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          James R. Hawkins, Esq.
          JAMES HAWKINS APLC
          9880 Research Drive, Suite 200
          Irvine, CA 92618
          Telephone: (949) 387-7200
          Facsimile: (949) 387-6676
          E-mail: James@jameshawkinsaplc.com

               - and -

          Sean S. Vahdat, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF SEAN S. VAHDAT & ASSOCIATES, APLC
          1224 East Katella Avenue, Suite 211
          Orange, CA 92867
          Telephone: (949) 496-2011
          Facsimile: (949) 313-7088
          E-mail: sean@vahdatlaw.com


ETISON LLC: "Schleifer" Suit Seeks Damages Under TCPA
-----------------------------------------------------
Joshua Schleifer, and all others similarly-situated v. Etison LLC
dba ClickFunnels, Case No. 7:17-cv-08792 (S.D. N.Y., November 12,
2017), seeks injunction and statutory damages under the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act.

Plaintiff Joshua Schleifer is a resident of Bronx, New York.

Defendant Etison is a limited liability corporation specializing
in internet marketing. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Daniel Zemel, Esq.
      ZEMEL LAW LLC
      78 John Miller Way Suite 430
      Kearny, NJ 07032
      Tel: (862) 227-3106
      E-mail: dz@zemellawllc.com


LITTLE ROCK, AR: Faces Class Action Over False-Alarm Fees
---------------------------------------------------------
Ryan Tarinelli, writing for Arkansas Online, reports that a block
and brick company has filed a class-action lawsuit against the
city of Little Rock over an ordinance that imposes fees on
repeated false alarms.

The 18-page lawsuit, filed in the Pulaski County Circuit Court
argues that the city's False Alarm Reduction Ordinance is
unconstitutionally vague and fails to provide due process of law
under the Arkansas Constitution.

The ordinance, which took effect at the beginning of 2006, places
fines on customers after a certain number of false alarms.
Customers also face fines for repeated alarm cancellations, in
which emergency services are dispatched but the alarm is canceled
before the authorities arrive on the scene.  According to the
ordinance, the fees were a way to improve public safety by
reducing the number of emergency responses to false alarms.

ABC Block Co. filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of itself
and any customers charged a fine, an appeal fee or other financial
penalties under the ordinance during the past three years. The
complaint said the number of class members will exceed 1,000.

Besides the city of Little Rock, the lawsuit lists Police Chief
Kenton Buckner and Fire Chief Gregory Summers as defendants in the
lawsuit, along with Public Safety Corporation Inc., which the
complaint says became the city's alarm administrator in the fall
of 2015.

The alarm administrator, the lawsuit said, is tasked with
enforcing the ordinance.  The complaint states that the
corporation is based out of state and is not authorized to conduct
business in Arkansas.

The lawsuit argues the ordinance "is so vague and standardless it
allows for arbitrary and discriminatory enforcement."  Under the
ordinance, Summers and Buckner are allowed to decide what is a
false alarm and the proper level of response -- factors that can
affect the amount of fees, according to the lawsuit.

The litigation argues that the ordinance does not stipulate when
the alarm administrator must inform a customer of a fee, even
though "the False Alarm Ordinance places strict time requirements
on anyone who wants to appeal a fine."

Under the ordinance, customers began to pay a civil penalty when
four false alarms occur in a calendar year.  Civil penalties also
began for customers after the fourth alarm cancellation.  The city
rule also outlines a fee for customers operating a non-permitted
alarm system, and defines a fee for false alarms caused by an
installation service.

The fees, according to the complaint, pushes responsibility onto
alarm customers and can punish them for false alarms caused by
natural occurrences, such as a lightning storm.

The complaint also argues that the ordinance does not provide due
process, stating that there is no "adequate definition" for a
false alarm and the ordinance "never even identifies who makes the
determination if a false alarm occurred."

The ordinance did create a False Alarm Appeals Panel for customers
to appeal a decision made by the alarm administrator. Yet the
lawsuit asserts that there are no standards to inform alarm
customers of what they must prove or disprove to the panel. [GN]


LOWTHER JOHNSON: Accused by "Jones" Class Suit of Violating FDCPA
-----------------------------------------------------------------
JULIE JONES, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated v. LOWTHER JOHNSON ATTORNEY AT LAW, LLC, Case No. 6:17-
cv-03358-BP (W.D. Mo., November 10, 2017), alleges violations of
the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Lowther Johnson uses instrumentalities of interstate commerce or
the mails in a business, the principal purpose of which is the
collection of any debts.  The Defendant regularly collects or
attempts to collect, directly or indirectly, debts owed or due, or
asserted to be owed or due, another.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Anthony LaCroix, Esq.
          LACROIX LAW FIRM, LLC
          406 W. 34th Street, Suite 810
          Kansas City, MO 64111
          Telephone: (816) 399-4380
          E-mail: tony@lacroixlawkc.com


MARY NORWOOD: Campaign "Robo Calls" Mary Spark Lawsuit
------------------------------------------------------
CBS46 reports that Mary Norwood, one of the front-runners in the
race to replace Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, is doing damage control
after a woman claims the Norwood campaign is violating her rights.

Sara Totonchi says she's fed up with receiving phone calls day and
night, with a voice recording asking her to vote for Norwood. She
feels her rights are being violated.

"[On Nov. 2], I received on my cell phone a robocall from Mary
Norwood, asking me to vote for her for mayor," said Ms. Totonchi.
"For one thing, my cell phone number is on the national do not
call list.  Another thing, I definitely did not give Mary
Norwood's campaign permission to call me."

Ms. Totonchi says she may even have to take it a step further.
"From what I understand it's not legal for candidates to use these
robocalls for phone numbers they don't have permission to call so
I did file a complaint with the FCC about the call I received,"
said Ms. Totonchi.

Where do I vote?
Atlanta attorney Marc Hershovitz says it's illegal for anyone to
make robocalls to your cell phone without permission.

"The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the federal law that makes
this illegal, allows individuals to sue for a mandatory minimum of
$500 per phone call," says Ms. Hershovitz.  "If the court finds it
was an intentional or willful violation, the judge has the
authority to triple that to $1,500 per violation."

Ms. Hershovitz says if a class action lawsuit was filed, citing
thousands of calls, a candidate could be on the hook for millions
of dollars.

The Norwood campaign sent CBS46 this statement, regarding the
issue:

"The individuals receiving calls were from a list of friends,
contributors and supporters. Any cell phone numbers contacted were
provided from her (Mary's) list of personal contacts."

Ms. Totonchi says she's never been a friend, donor or supporter
and has no idea how the Norwood campaign got her cell phone
number. [GN]


MERCHANTS BUILDING: "Boch" Action Seeks Minimum, Overtime Wages
---------------------------------------------------------------
Mynor Boch, individually and on behalf of other persons similarly
situated, Plaintiffs, v. Merchants Building Maintenance, LLC,
Loews Santa Monica Hotel, Inc. and Does 1 through 10, Defendants,
Case No. BC681320, (Cal. Super., October 27, 2017), seeks to
recover minimum and overtime wages, redress for failure to provide
meal periods and rest breaks, accurate itemized wage statements
and all wages due upon separation of employment for violation of
Business and Professions Code, the California Labor Code and
applicable Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders.

Merchants is engaged in the business of providing janitorial
services where Boch was assigned to Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
located at 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Zorik Mooradian, Esq.
      Haik Hacopian, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF ZORIK MOORADIAN
      5023 N. Parkway Calabasas
      Calabasas, CA 91302
      Telephone: (818) 876-9627
      Facsimile: (888) 783-1030
      Email: zorik@mooradianlaw.com
             haik.hacopian@gmail.com


MONSANTO COMPANY: Faces "Boudreau" Suit Over Roundup(R) Products
----------------------------------------------------------------
Philip and Viola Boudreau, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. Monsanto Company, Case No. 4:17-cv-02700
(E.D. Mo., November 10, 2017), is an action for damages suffered
by the Plaintiffs as a direct and proximate result of the
Defendant's negligent and wrongful conduct in connection with the
design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promoting,
marketing, advertising, distribution, labeling, and sale of the
herbicide Roundup(R), containing the active ingredient glyphosate.

Monsanto Company is a multinational agricultural biotechnology
corporation based in St. Louis, Missouri. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Seth S. Webb, Esq.
      BROWN & CROUPPEN, P.C.
      211 North Broadway, Suite 1600
      St. Louis, MO 63102
      Telephone: (314) 222-2222
      Facsimile: (314) 421-0359
      E-mail: sethw@getbc.com

NEDBANK: Joinder Application Filed in Home Repossession Lawsuit
---------------------------------------------------------------
Prinesha Naidoo, writing for Moneyweb, reports that a joinder
application seeking permission for 70 new applicants to join a
class action suit against the nation's largest banks and home loan
providers has been filed with the Constitutional Court.

The application brings the number of people seeking to participate
in the civil claim against the likes of Nedbank, Absa, FirstRand,
Standard Bank, Changing Tides 12 -- a trustee of the SA Home Loans
Guarantee Trust -- and Investec, to around 300.

Moneyweb previously reported that the home loan providers face a
R60 billion claim related to their alleged conduct in attaching
and selling the homes of defaulting debtors at prices below market
value.

This, after an application was filed by Advocate Douglas Shaw in
August, to establish whether South Africa's current law of sale in
execution -- whereby properties are sold at a public auction held
by a Sheriff of the Court so as to recover home loan repayments
that are in arrears -- is constitutional.

The initial application claimed the current process is
unconstitutional in that it allows properties to be sold for less
than their market value "which is against the rights to property
and housing", as defined by the Constitution.

The latest application restates the applicants' wishes to be
granted direct access to the Constitutional Court.  It's argued
that the case, which affects "the country as a whole", is being
brought by people who are "exceptionally poor" and so should be
heard by the highest court in the land straight off the bat rather
than first having to go through the Magistrates Court, High Court
and Supreme Court of Appeal.

In referring to matters that have transpired since the initial
application, the joinder outlines further reasons for direct
access to the Constitutional Court.  Such reasons include
willingness of the civil society organisations named in the
initial application to contribute their own views, which suggest
that "the matter is of importance to the body politic and to civil
society".

The joinder also refers to a resolution to support the
Constitutional Court action on behalf of applicants seeking
damages for the auctioning of their houses below market value,
contained in an interim report of Parliament's Standing Committee
of Finance and the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on
the Transformation of the Financial Sector.

"For parliament to come out in favour of a case is singular and
quite astounding.  That the Legislature itself has, remarkably,
voiced its view, is an indication that this matter should be heard
by this court [the Constitutional Court], the highest court of the
land."

The Constitutional Court is still to decide whether it will hear
the matter directly.  It is expected that further joinders will be
filed as more applicants seek to join the case.  [GN]


NOBLE ENERGY: Seeks to Subpoena Israeli Officials in Cartel Case
----------------------------------------------------------------
Ido Baum, writing for Haaretz, reports that one of the partners in
the Tamar natural gas field cartel, Noble Energy, is seeking to
subpoena three senior Israeli government officials to testify in
Central District Court for a hearing over a class action suit
against the cartel.

The officials are Shaul Meridor -- the outgoing director general
of the Energy Ministry -- who was chosen to head the Finance
Ministry's budget division; Udi Adiri, the outgoing deputy head of
the budget division, who is slated to switch places with Meridor
and be the next director general of the Energy Ministry; and
Morris Dorfman, who was deputy head of the National Economic
Council and now serves as head of the Health Ministry's regulatory
division.

All three played key roles in putting together the framework
agreement two years ago.

According to the subpoena request filed, cartel officials believe
these witnesses can shed light on the fact that the natural gas
price in Israel was set under Israel's authority.

The petitioners seeking approval to file a 50-billion-shekel
($14.2 billion) class action suit against the gas cartel claim the
cartel abused its power in order to exact an exorbitant price for
its gas from the Israel Electric Corporation.  The lead plaintiff,
Moshe Nizri, asserts that because of the price gouging,
electricity prices will go up for all Israeli consumers.

Judge Esther Stemmer restarted the hearing of the class action
suit, originally filed in 2014, after the Supreme Court rejected
the cartel's request to dismiss the request for recognizing the
class action suit out of hand.

"The disagreement concerns the question of whether the gas price
set in the agreement between the petitioners and the IEC is
excessive and constitutes an abuse of the monopolistic power held
by the petitioners," Justice Esther Hayut, the incoming supreme
court president, wrote in the ruling.

In the hearing she held two weeks ago, Judge Stemmer hinted that
the gas cartel would have the burden of proof that it has such
permission.  The cartel apparently got the message and decided to
seek a subpoena to gather testimony from the senior officials
involved in putting the gas framework deal together.

The cartel's representatives say Meridor was involved in almost
every stage of policymaking regarding natural gas, gas taxation,
gas exports and implementing the gas deal.  Mr. Adiri was a member
of the team formulating the agreement, but the cartel's lawyers
are interested in his testimony mainly because he was a member of
the Electricity Authority assembly that approved the deal between
the cartel and the Electric Corporation, including the set price.
Mr. Dorfman was also one of the leaders of the task force
formulating the deal.

Judge Stemmer has consulted on the matter but has yet to reach a
final decision on the subpoena request.  Attorney General Avichai
Mendelblit informed the court he would respond to the subpoena
request, but added that he would seek to file the senior
officials' testimony via affidavits to be prepared by the state
prosecutor, indicating he nominally supports the request.
Their testimony is also expected to help the cartel, which claims,
together with the attorney general, that accepting the class
action suit is liable to cause the gas framework agreement to
collapse. [GN]


NOVAN INC: Johnson Fiste Files Securities Class Action
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Johnson Fistel, LLP, on Nov. 5 announced a class action has
commenced in the Middle District of North Carolina on behalf of
all purchasers of Novan, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVN) ("Novan" or
"Company") common stock during the period between September 26,
2016 and January 26, 2017 (the "Class Period"), including those
who purchased Novan stock pursuant and/or traceable to the
Registration Statement and Prospectus issued in connection with
the Company's initial public offering on or about September 26,
2016 ("IPO").

The complaint charges Novan, certain of its officers and
directors, and the underwriters of its IPO with violations of the
Securities Act of 1933.  It also charges Novan and its former CEO
and CFO with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Novan is a clinical-stage drug development company that focuses on
the development and commercialization of nitric oxide-based
therapies in dermatology.  At all relevant times, Novan's lead
product candidate was SB204, a once-daily topical gel for the
treatment of acne vulgaris.

The complaint alleges that in the IPO Registration Statement and
Prospectus, and throughout the Class Period, defendants made
materially false and misleading statements regarding Novan's
business and outlook, specifically regarding SB204.  For example,
defendants repeatedly stated that Novan had commenced and
performed two identically designed Phase 3 clinical trials for
SB204.  Defendants' statements falsely stated that the two Phase 3
clinical trials were identical and omitted specific facts as to
why the two critical trials were, in fact, not identical.  As a
result of these false statements, the Company's outlook and
expected financial performance were not accurately represented to
the market at all relevant times.  As a result of defendants'
false statements during the Class Period, the price of Novan stock
climbed significantly above the IPO price of $11.00 per share,
reaching as high as $29.09 per share on December 7, 2016.

Before the market opened on January 27, 2017, Novan announced the
top-line results of its two Phase 3 clinical trials of SB204.
Although the drug hit all of its goals in one of the trials, it
failed to beat a placebo in the other trial.  On this news, the
price of Novan stock dropped from a close of $18.70 per share on
January 26, 2017, to a close of $4.86 per share on January 27,
2017, a decline of 74%.

Subsequent disclosures regarding SB204 demonstrated that the two
Phase 3 clinical trials of SB204 were not identical.  Following
these disclosures, several executives left the Company.  Then, on
June 5, 2017, Novan announced that it was replacing its CEO and
co-founder and that it was laying off 20% of its workforce.  As a
result, the price of Novan stock fell on June 6, 2017.  Additional
disclosures on August 2, 2017, revealed that Novan was retreating
further from SB204, signaling a shift in Novan's primary focus and
causing the stock to drop more than 17% to close at $4.54 that
day.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of
Novan stock during the Class Period, including those who purchased
Novan stock in connection with the Company's IPO (the "Class").

If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff, you must move the Court
no later than January 2, 2018.  If you wish to discuss this
action, have any questions concerning this notice, or your rights
or interests, please contact Jim Baker (jimb@johnsonfistel.com )
at 619-814-4471. If you email, please include your phone number.
If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the
complaint as filed or join this class action online at
http://www.johnsonfistel.com. Any member of the putative class
may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of
their choice or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent
class member.

                     About Johnson Fistel, LLP

Johnson Fistel, LLP -- http://www.johnsonfistel.com-- is a
shareholder rights law firm with offices in California, New York
and Georgia. The firm represents individual and institutional
investors in shareholder derivative and securities class action
lawsuits. [GN]


IMMEDIATE CREDIT: "Corley" Suit Alleges FDCPA Violations
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Kimali Q. Corley, and all others similarly-situated v. Immediate
Credit Recovery, Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-08771 (S.D. N.Y., November
10, 2017), seeks to recover damages under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act.

Plaintiff Kimali Q. Corley is a resident of Bronx County, New
York. Defendant alleges Plaintiff owes a debt.

Defendant Immediate Credit Recovery, Inc., is a New York
Corporation with a principal place of business in Dutchess County,
New York.  Defendant is a debt collector. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Craig B. Sanders, Esq.
      BARSHAY SANDERS, PLLC
      100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
      Garden City, NY 11530
      Tel: (516) 203-7600
      Fax: (516) 706-5055
      E-mail: csanders@barshaysanders.com


PAX ASSIST INC: Adonis Files Suit Over Late Wages
-------------------------------------------------
Stephen Adonis, Individually, and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Pax Assist, Inc., Defendant,
Case No. 715017/2017, (N.Y. Sup., October 27, 2017), seeks maximum
liquidated damages and interest for being paid overtime wages and
non-overtime wages later than weekly, costs and attorneys' fees
pursuant to New York Labor Laws.

Pax Assist was engaged in the business of providing wheelchair
services to airline passengers where Adonis was employed as a
wheelchair assistant. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Abdul K. Hassan, Esq.
     ABDUL HASSAN LAW GROUP, PLLC
     215-28 Hillside Avenue
     Queens Village, NY 11427
     Tel: (718) 740-1000
     Fax: (718) 355-9668
     Email: abdul@abdulhassan.com


PETROBRAS: 2nd Circuit Grants Request to Suspend Class Action
-------------------------------------------------------------
Ana Mano, writing for Reuters, reports that Brazilian oil company
Petroleo Brasileiro SA said the United States Court of Appeals for
the Second Circuit has granted its request for a suspension of a
class action suit, according to a securities filing on
Nov. 6.

The suspension will last until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a
ruling regarding a separate request made by the company related to
the proceedings, the filing said. [GN]


PURDUE PHARMA: Lewis County May Join Opioid Crisis Class Action
---------------------------------------------------------------
Steve Virkler, writing for Watertown Daily Times, reports that
Lewis County legislators will consider whether to join a growing
number of counties involved in a class-action lawsuit against the
major manufacturers of opioid drugs.

And the chairman said he had mixed feelings about the matter.
County legislators at their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 at
the Harrisville fire hall on Church Street are to consider a
resolution to sign a contract with New York City law firm Simmons,
Hanly, Conroy P.C., to join planned legal proceedings against
manufacturers of prescription opiates.  The firm won't charge the
counties any money unless the lawsuit results in a financial
settlement from the companies.

Legislature Chairman Michael A. Tabolt, R-Croghan, said the
measure -- which was brought to lawmakers' attention by county
attorney Joan E. McNichol -- might get support because there is no
cost to the county and "it would be nice to get some revenue back
to combat the opioid crisis."

On the other hand, Mr. Tabolt said, he is "not one to sue someone"
and is a bit concerned it could be construed as removing personal
responsibility from users.  "It's just another way of putting the
blame on someone else," he said.

The chairman said he also has learned that most drug addiction
starts with alcohol addiction.

He expects a good discussion by the board.

"The opioid epidemic has grown considerably across the nation,
causing local municipalities like Lewis County to invest
significant resources to combat opioid abuse and addiction," the
proposed resolution states.

That affects numerous county offices, including sheriff, district
attorney, probation, county attorney, social services, community
services and public health, the resolution states.

St. Lawrence County lawmakers at a recent Services Committee
meeting voted 10-3 in favor of joining the suit and was set to
have a final vote on the matter at their meeting on Nov. 6.

Other counties expected to participate include Cayuga, Columbia,
Fulton, Greene, Oswego, Rockland, Ulster, Wyoming, Broome,
Dutchess, Erie, Orange, Schenectady, Seneca, Suffolk and Sullivan.

"Nationally, opioids have caused approximately 60 percent of
overdoses in recent years," the resolution states.  "In Lewis
County, emergency department visits with a diagnosis of opiate
poisoning have more than doubled between 2010-2014 (from 15 to
32)."

While the county had four confirmed overdose deaths last year,
there already have been 10 confirmed so far this year, according
to Lewis County District Attorney Leanne K. Moser.

According to the resolution, "the intent of the County litigation
against manufacturers of these addicting painkillers is to hold
opioid manufacturers responsible for their fraudulent marketing
tactics, declaring opioids safe for pain management, despite
contrary medical statistics and studies.  This deliberate and
misleading marketing is a contributing cause to this crisis and
the increased costs the County has incurred and continues to incur
as a result of this crisis in our communities." [GN]


QUINTIS: Litigation Funder Asked to Explain Negative Cash Flows
---------------------------------------------------------------
Rachel Williamson, writing for Stockhead, reports that the ASX has
asked a litigation funder to approach the bench and explain its
negative cash flows.

Litigation Capital Management (ASX:LCA) reported negative cash
flow of $2.8 million at the end of the third quarter, and is
expecting a similar sum this quarter.

The company, which is bankrolling a class action against
sandalwood farmer Quintis and another against KPMG on behalf of
Discovery Metals shareholders, has a $4 million loan to supplement
its $3 million cash balance and is looking for more.

"LCM does expect to continue to have negative operating cash flows
for the time being," it said, arguing this was a litigation
funder's modus operandi.

"Such periods of negative cash flow are planned for and managed
through internal and external sources of capital."

LCM, which has been contacted for comment, was trading at 51c on
Nov. 6.

By contrast, larger rival IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) has a cash
stockpile of $163 million to fund suits against Australian giants
such as Commonwealth Bank and Woolworths.

Litigation funders only get paid when a suit is finished. For the
more complex cases and class actions this can be a years-long
process.

Tough year for ASX legal eagles

It's been a tough year for some of the ASX's listed legal eagles.

Law firm Slater & Gordon agreed on a recapitalisation plan to
avoid insolvency, which will wipe out its existing shareholders
who will own only 5 per cent of the company after the rescue.

The plan values shares at 0.3c and 1.1c, valuing the company
between $1-4 million, and will be consolidated on a 1 for 100
basis.

Its shares were still trading on Nov. 6 at 5.4c.

Its $761 million debt load at the end of the June was greater than
its market cap of $18 million.  On a positive note, its $546.8
million annual loss was half that of last year's.

The law firm spent $1.3 billion on British professional services
firm Quindell in 2015, which resulted in two class actions by
irate shareholders.  One of these was settled in July for $36.5
million.

Litigation funder JustKapital has undergone a revamp to get its
house in order after it posted negative cash outflows of $2.9
million on similar revenues, and expected cash outflows for this
quarter of $8.2 million.

Not only has founder Philip Kapp resigned as chairman and managing
director, saving the company $1.3 million, bonuses are being
slashed, excess office space is being given up, and $430,000 of
consultancy fees are out.

The company slashed directors' fees and salaries in September,
heading off criticism from shareholders.

JustKapital has been contacted for comment. [GN]


RUBY TUESDAY: Faces "Raul" Class Suit Over Proposed RTI Merger
--------------------------------------------------------------
Jonathan Raul, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Stephen I. Sadove, James F. Hyatt,
II, F. Lane Cardwell, Jr., Mark W. Addicks, Kevin T. Clayton,
Donald E. Hess, Bernard Lanigan, Jr., Jeffrey J. O'neill, RTI
Holding Company, LLC, RTI Merger Sub, LLC, NRD Partners II, L.P.,
Case No. 3:17-cv-00494 (E.D. Tenn., November 13, 2017), is brought
on behalf of all public holders of the common stock of Ruby
Tuesday, to enjoin the agreement and plan of merger with RTI
Holding Company, LLC, RTI Merger Sub, LLC, and NRD Partners II,
L.P. for approximately $146.3 million.

According to the complaint, Ruby filed a Preliminary Proxy
Statement on Schedule 14A with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, which recommends that Ruby stockholders vote in favor
of the Proposed Transaction.  However, the Proxy omits or
misrepresents material information concerning, among other things:
(i) the terms and details surrounding any alternative indications
of interest the Company solicited or received from other
companies; (ii) the financial projections for Ruby Tuesday; and
(iii) the financial analyses performed by the Company's financial
advisor, UBS Securities LLC ("UBS"), in support of its fairness
opinion. The failure to adequately disclose such material
information constitutes a violation of the Exchange Act as
stockholders need such information in order to cast a fully-
informed vote in connection with the Proposed Transaction.  The
Complaint says the Proposed Transaction will unlawfully divest
Ruby's public stockholders of the Company's valuable assets
without fully disclosing all material information concerning the
Proposed Transaction to Company stockholders. To remedy the
Defendants' Exchange Act violations, Plaintiff seeks to enjoin the
stockholder vote on the Proposed Transaction unless and until such
problems are remedied.

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises the Ruby Tuesday
casual dining restaurant chain and operates in the bar and grill
segment of the casual dining industry. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Paul Kent Bramlett, Esq.
      Robert Preston Bramlett, Esq.
      BRAMLETT LAW OFFICES
      40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 200
      P.O. Box 150734
      Nashville, TN 37215
      Telephone: (615) 248-2828
      Facsimile: (866) 816-4116
      E-mail: pknashlaw@aol.com
              Robert@BramlettLawOffices.com

         - and -

      Joshua M. Lifshitz, Esq.
      LIFSHITZ & MILLER LLP
      821 Franklin Ave, Suite 209
      Garden City, NY 11530
      Telephone: (516) 493-9780
      Facsimile: (516) 280-7376
      E-mail: jml@jlclasslaw.com


SCANA CORPORATION: "Fox" Suit Alleges Exchange Act Violation
------------------------------------------------------------
Marsha Fox, and all others similarly-situated v. SCANA
Corporation, Kevin B. Marsh, Jimmy E. Addison and Stephen A.
Byrne, Case No. 3:17-cv-03063 (D. S.C., November 10, 2017), seeks
to recover damages caused by Defendants' violations of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This is a federal securities class action on behalf of a class
consisting of all persons other than defendants who purchased or
otherwise acquired SCANA securities between January 19, 2016 and
September 22, 2017.

Plaintiff Marsha Fox acquired SCANA securities.

Defendant SCANA is an energy-based holding company whose principal
subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, is a regulated
public utility engaged in the generation, transmission,
distribution and sale of electricity primarily in South Carolina.

Individual Defendants are officers of SCANA. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Robert D. Dodson, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT DODSON, P.A.
      1722 Main Street, Suite 200
      Columbia, SC  29201
      Tel: (803) 252-2600
      Fax: (803) 771-2259
      E-mail: rdodson@rdodsonlaw.com


SCOTT HOTEL: Illegally Charges Environmental Fee, Action Claims
---------------------------------------------------------------
Paul Kratzer, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Scott Hotel Group, LLC, Case No. 4:17-cv-00212-TWP-DML
(S.D. Ind., November 9, 2017), arises out of the Defendant's
practice of charging an "Environmental Fee" that is not disclosed,
nor identified, anywhere on the website, the reservation
confirmation email, or any applicable terms and conditions.
Scott Hotel Group, LLC owns and operates a hotel that does
business in Indiana and holds itself out to the public under the
name "Holiday Inn." [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Jasper D. Ward IV, Esq.
      Alex C. Davis, Esq.
      Ashton Rose Smith, Esq.
      JONES WARD PLC
      The Pointe
      1205 E. Washington St., Suite 111
      Louisville, KY 40206
      Telephone: (502) 882-6000
      Facsimile: (502) 587-2007
      E-mail: jasper@jonesward.com
              alex@jonesward.com
              ashton@jonesward.com


SILVER SPRING: Faces "Kantradt" Class Suit Over Merger With Itron
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KANTRADT LLC, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly
Situated v. SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC., SCOTT A. LANG, MICHAEL
BELL, DR. LAURA D. TYSON, WARREN M. WEISS, THOMAS R. KUHN, RICHARD
A. SIMONSON, JONATHON SCHWARTZ, THOMAS H. WERNER, and PETER VAN
CAMP, Case No. 3:17-cv-06548-VC (N.D. Cal., November 11, 2017),
alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in
connection with the proposed merger between Silver Spring and
Ivory Merger Sub, Inc., a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of
Itron, Inc., in an all-cash transaction.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement and plan of merger the
companies entered into, Itron will acquire each issued and
outstanding share of Silver Spring stock that it currently does
not own.  Silver Spring common stockholders will receive $16.25 in
cash in exchange for each share of Silver Spring common stock they
hold prior to the effective time of the merger.  The Proposed
Transaction is valued at approximately $830 million.

Silver Spring is a Delaware corporation and maintains its
principal executive offices in Redwood City, California.  The
Individual Defendants are directors and officers of Silver Spring.

Silver Spring renders smart grid network and security technology
solutions.  The Company supplies hardware, software, and services
that connect devices on the grid that deploys metering, demand
response, distribution automation, and distributed generation.

Itron is a technology and services company dedicated to the
resourceful use of energy and water.  Itron provides comprehensive
solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          David E. Bower, Esq.
          MONTEVERDE & ASSOCIATES PC
          600 Corporate Pointe, Suite 1170
          Culver City, CA 90230
          Telephone: (213) 446-6652
          Facsimile: (212) 202-7880
          E-mail: dbower@monteverdelaw.com

               - and -

          Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
          MONTEVERDE & ASSOCIATES PC
          The Empire State Building
          350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4405
          New York, NY 10118
          Telephone: (212) 971-1341
          Facsimile: (212) 202-7880
          E-mail: jmonteverde@monteverdelaw.com


SINGING RIVER: Fails to Pay Plans Annual Contributions, Suit Says
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Thomas Jones, Joseph Charles Lohfink, Sue Beavers, Rodolfoa Rel,
and Hazel Reed Thomas, on behalf of themselves and others
similarly situated v. Singing River Health Services Foundation;
Singing River Health System Foundation; Singing River Hospital
System Foundation, Inc.; Singing River Hospital System Employee
Benefit Fund, Inc.; Singing River Hospital System; Transamerica
Retirement Solutions Corporation; KPMG, LLP; Singing River Health
System; and Michael J. Heidelberg; Tommy Leonard; Morris G.
Strickland; Ira Polk; Allen Cronier; Marva Fairley-Tanner; Gary C.
Anderson; Stephanie Barnes Taylor; Michael Crews; Paul Grayson
Carter, Jr., Case No. 1:17-cv-00319-LG-RHW (S.D. Miss., November
9, 2017), arises from the Defendants' common course of conduct of
failing to make the annual required contributions to the Singing
River Health System Employees' Retirement Plan and Trust between
2009 and 2014.

The Defendants operate a not-for-profit corporation organized
under the laws of Mississippi and two hospitals, Singing River
Hospital in Pascagoula and Oceans Springs Hospital, in addition to
a number of community medical clinics and doctors' offices
throughout the Gulf Coast. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      David G. Wirtes Jr., Esq.
      George W. Finkbohner III, Esq.
      Lucy Elizabeth Tufts, Esq.
      Steven L. Nicholas, Esq.
      CUNNINGHAM BOUNDS, LLC
      P. O. Box 66705
      1601 Dauphin Street (36604)
      Mobile, AL 36660
      Telephone: (251) 471-6191
      Facsimile: (251) 479-1031
      E-mail: dgw@cunninghambounds.com
              gwf@cunninghambounds.com
              let@cunninghambounds.com
              sln@cunninghambounds.com

         - and -

      James R. Reeves Jr., Esq.
      Matthew G. Mestayer, Esq.
      Thomas W. Busby, Esq.
      REEVES & MESTAYER, PLLC
      P.O. Drawer 1388
      Biloxi, MS 39533
      Telephone: (228) 374-5151
      Facsimile: (228) 374-6630
      E-mail: jrr@rmlawcall.com
              mgm@rmlawcall.com
              twbusby@bellsouth.net


SHINE GLORY: "Gao" Suit Alleges FLSA and NYLL Violations
--------------------------------------------------------
Shi Qiang Gao, and all others similarly-situated v. Shine Glory
LLC dba MoMo Sushi, Lin Herman, Cahyadi S. Tanjung and Jane Doe,
Case No. 1:17-cv-08791 (S.D. N.Y., November 12, 2017), seeks to
recover unpaid minimum wage, unpaid overtime wages, liquidated
damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and attorneys'
fees and cost under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York
Labor Law.

Plaintiff Shi Qiang Gao was employed by Defendants to work as a
deliveryman at MoMo Sushi located at 239 Park Avenue S, New York,
NY 10003.

Defendants own and operate a sushi restaurant in New York. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


SNS TRANSPORTATION: Sued Over Failure to Properly Pay Employees
---------------------------------------------------------------
Jonathan Reyes-Delcid, on behalf of himself and all others
similarly situated v. SNS Transportation Services Inc., d/b/a
American Transportation Services; and Does 1 through 100,
inclusive, Case No. B683026 (Cal. Super. Ct., November 13, 2017),
is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay minimum and
overtime wages and failure to provide meal periods and wages upon
employees termination and separation.

SNS Transportation Services Inc. provides on-site maintenance and
repairs of truck fleets for customers in the transportation
industry, including FedEx Ground, Con-way Freight, and Xpo
Logistics. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Paul K. Haines, Esq.
      Tuvia Korobkin, Esq.
      Daniel J. Brown, Esq.
      HAINES LAW GROUP, APC
      2274 East Maple Avenue
      El Segundo, CA 90245
      Telephone: (424) 292-2350
      Facsimile: (424) 292-2355
      E-mail: phaines@haineslawgroup.com
              tkorobkin@haineslawgroup.com
              dbrown@haineslawgroup.com

SOUTH AFRICA: Ugu Residents File Class Action Over Water Woes
-------------------------------------------------------------
Nosipho Mngoma, writing for IOL, reports that the provincial
government has stepped in to resolve a stand-off between the Ugu
District Municipality and disgruntled workers who were allegedly
sabotaging the water supply to some South Coast towns.

Following the deployment of task teams to the embattled
municipality, said the Department of Cooperative Governance and
Traditional Affairs (Cogta), an agreement was reached that would
signal end of the water disruptions which had crippled the areas
for months.

Acting MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Weziwe Thusi said in a statement that workers would return to work
immediately.  Water and sanitation services would be restored soon
and that the recovery process of the district's water systems was
continuing, she said.

"It is our duty to ensure that all our municipalities live up to
their constitutional mandate without any impediments," said
Ms. Thusi.

She appealed to municipal workers to "refrain from resorting to
acts of sabotage when they are in disagreement with their
employers.  It is wrong and illegal and it must come to a stop,"
said Ms. Thusi.

On behalf of the provincial government, she apologised to
residents.

But, fed up residents did not buy it, and vowed to go ahead with a
planned class action lawsuit.

Sam Botha, a Margate resident who started a mass lawsuit
petitioning campaign on change.org, said the legal action was
based on principle and because they believed this would occur
again if no one was held accountable.

The petition now has almost 4500 signatures.

Ms. Botha said she was fearful that the sabotage would continue,
particularly as the busy festive season was approaching. [GN]



STONEMOR PARTNERS: Judge Dismisses Investors' Class Action
----------------------------------------------------------
Alex Rose, writing for Delaware County Daily Times, reports that
a federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit against
burial industry giant StoneMor Partners L.P. and related entities
for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

The opinion filed by U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, of
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, found lead plaintiffs Judson
Anderson could not show investors were misled or materially harmed
by statements StoneMor made between March 2012 and Oct. 2016.

"I think at this point the only thing we can say is we are
reviewing the decision and considering our options," said Jim
Johnson of the New York firm Labaton Sucharow, who served as lead
counsel for the plaintiffs.

A StoneMor representative declined comment on the outcome but said
it was welcome news.

The consolidated shareholder suits alleged chief executives at
Trevose-based StoneMor, including former Chief Executive Officer,
President, Founder and Board Chairman Lawrence Miller and Chief
Financial Officer Sean P. McGrath, misled investors with phony
earnings numbers designed to make the company appear more
profitable than it actually was.

Anderson claimed unitholders were repeatedly told during the class
period to ignore financial metrics based on generally accepted
accounting principles and instead measure the company's success on
non-GAAP metrics such as "production-based revenue" and "adjusted
operating profits."

Much of StoneMor's cash flow comes from "pre-need" funeral service
sales, according to the order.  While the company does collect on
those sales, the cash must go into a trust until the buyer dies.
Thus, it is not distributable even though it is on the books.

The complaint alleged StoneMor touted its "adjusted" figures that
included those sales while ramping up dividend payments to
investors each year.  Mr. Anderson claimed the company never
actually generated sufficient cash flow to make these
distributions, however; it simply kept issuing new securities and
used those funds to pay off old investors.

The company notified the Securities and Exchange Commission in
late 2016 that it would have to restate prior financial statements
and later issued a press release indicating it had discovered some
internal weaknesses with its accounting.

StoneMor also announced quarterly cash distributions would be cut
in half for the third quarter of 2016, which Anderson said led to
a 45-percent drop in stock prices.

Judge Robreno split the alleged false and misleading statements
into four categories: Statements regarding the connection between
operations and distributions; statements that equity offerings
were used to pay down debt; certification statements required by
SEC rules; and statements lauding StoneMor's financial health.

In the first category, the plaintiffs pointed to an alleged claim
to investors that "you can feel comfortable that (StoneMor)
generate(s) enough cash flow to pay a distribution in this
period."

However, the judge found that statement referred to the non-GAAP
cash flows, which included the cash in trust, and was therefore
not false.  StoneMor had also revealed that its GAAP-measured cash
flows were lower than distributions, meaning those statements were
not misleading, the judge found.

The plaintiffs also claimed StoneMor denied that it used funds
from equity offerings to pay dividends.  But the judge noted the
complaint did not actually allege that StoneMor made any payments
from equity offerings, only that it relied on those offerings to
pay down its credit facility, which in turn paid out
distributions. StoneMor explicitly disclosed this multiple times
during the class period, according to the order.

The judge likewise found no actionable statements made in having
to correct prior SEC filings, which cannot be the basis for a
fraud allegation on its own.  The plaintiffs offered no proof that
the defendants knew at the time that anything they were certifying
was false, the order says.

Judge Robreno added that correcting those statements had no
material impact on stock prices, which the plaintiffs said came
about from the distribution cut, not the refiling of
certifications.

The only potentially false or misleading statements identified by
the plaintiffs came when StoneMor claimed in a press release that
it determines the distribution amount from operation performance
and resultant cash on hand at the end of a quarter.

The plaintiffs claimed StoneMor actually relied on equity proceeds
to fund distributions indirectly, that its ability to do so was
entirely dependent on access to equity in the capital markets and
that this information was not disclosed to investors.

But the judge found that even if StoneMor focused investors on the
non-GAAP figures, it presented GAAP figures at the same time,
reconciled GAAP and non-GAAP figures, and disclosed that GAAP
revenues were below distribution levels, according to the order.

Judge Robreno also found the plaintiffs failed to show there was
any intent to deceive, manipulate or defraud, as required by
pleading standards, and that there was no underlying violation of
the Exchange Act to support a separate "controlling persons"
claim.

The plaintiffs were given leave to file an amended complaint by
Nov. 15. [GN]


TESLA INC: Vaughn Files Suit Over Racial Discrimination
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MARCUS VAUGHN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. TESLA, INC. doing business in California as TESLA
MOTORS, INC.; and DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE, Case No.
RG17882082 (Cal. Super. Ct., Alameda Cty., November 13, 2017),
alleges race-based discrimination and harassment in violation of
the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Tesla, Inc., doing business as Tesla Motors, Inc., is a publicly-
traded Delaware corporation with its principal place of business
in Palo Alto, California.  Tesla designs, manufactures and sells
electric vehicles.  The names, capacities, status, or facts of the
Doe Defendants are not presently known.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Lawrence Organ, Esq.
          Navruz Avloni, Esq.
          CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS LAW GROUP
          332 San Anselmo Avenue
          San Anselmo, CA 94960
          Telephone: (415) 453-4740
          Facsimile: (415) 785-7352
          E-mail: larry@civilrightsca.com
                  navruz@civilrightsca.com

               - and -

          Bryan Schwartz, Esq.
          Logan Starr, Esq.
          BRYAN SCHWARTZ LAW
          1330 Broadway, Suite 1630
          Oakland, CA 94612
          Telephone: (510) 444-9300
          Facsimile: (510) 444-9301
          E-mail: bryan@bryanschwartzlaw.com
                  logan@bryanschwartzlaw.com


TRIVAGO NV: "Holbrook" Sues Over Share Price Drop
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Anthony Holbrook, Individually and On Behalf of All Others
Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. Trivago N.V., Rolf Schrîmgens
and Axel Hefer, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-08348, (S.D. N.Y.,
October 30, 2017), seeks damages, prejudgment and post-judgment
interest, reasonable attorneys' fees, expert fees and other costs,
and such other and further relief under the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934.

Trivago N.V. provides an online hotel search platform offering
price information, reviews, photos, booking, and other travel
services. Trivago serves customers worldwide and is a subsidiary
of Expedia, Inc. On October 27, 2017, the U.K.'s Competition and
Markets Authority announced that it was investigating the manner
in which Trivago displays information to customers, specifically
about the clarity, accuracy and presentation of information on
sites including how hotels were ranked, whether results were
influenced by how much commission a hotel pays over the customer's
requirements, the use of "pressure selling" and hidden charges. On
this news, Trivago's American Depository Receipts fell $0.36, or
4.54%, to close at $7.57 on October 27, 2017.

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

             - and -

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

            - and -

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


TYCHEM LLC: Jehrel Plastics Sues Over Illegally Faxed Ads
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Jehrel Plastics Inc., individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Tychem LLC, Defendant, Case No.
17-cv-09957, (D. N.J., October 30, 2017), seeks statutory damages,
costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, pursuant to the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act.

Tychem LLC is into hazardous waste disposal. It sent Plaintiff a
facsimile communication offering to buy excess raw materials and
chemicals. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      David P. Force, Esq.
      Matthew Sheffield, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL LUPOLOVER
      120 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 303
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
      Telephone: (201) 461-0059
      Facsimile: (201) 608-7116
      Email: DPF@lupoloverlaw.com


ULTIMATE IMAGES: Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Minimum Wages
-----------------------------------------------------------
Mila Ayato, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated
v. Ultimate Images & Design Inc. d/b/a Oasis By The Sea "Greek
Restaurant", and Seyfullah Kaldirimoglu, Case No. 0:17-cv-62212-
CMA (S.D. Fla., November 11, 2017), seeks to recover unpaid
minimum wages, liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, costs and
expenses, in addition to all other relief pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act.

The Defendants own and operate Oasis by the Sea Greek Restaurant
in Florida. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Chad E. Levy, Esq.
      David Cozad, Esq.
      LAW OFFICES OF LEVY & LEVY, P.A.
      1000 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Suite 588
      Sunrise, FL 33323
      Telephone: (954) 763-5722
      Facsimile: (954) 763-5723
      E-mail: chad@levylevylaw.com


ULTIMATE INC: "Moran" Suit Seeks to Recover Wages and Overtime
--------------------------------------------------------------
LUIS MORAN, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated
v. ULTIMATE INC., a California corporation; ENRIQUE VERA, an
individual; GLORIA VERA, an individual; and DOES 1-20, inclusive,
Case No. BC683139 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty., November 13,
2017), seeks to recover alleged unpaid wages and overtime wages
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor
Code.

Ultimate Inc. is a California corporation and the owner and
operator of an industry, business, and facility licensed to do
business and actually doing business in California providing
construction services.  The Individual Defendants are the owners
and operators of the Company.  The Plaintiff does not know the
true names or capacities of the Doe Defendants.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Sam Kim, Esq.
          Yoonis Han, Esq.
          VERUM LAW GROUP, APC
          841 Apollo Street, Suite 340
          El Segundo, CA 90245
          Telephone: (424) 320-2000
          Facsimile: (424) 221-5010
          E-mail: skim@verumlg.com
                  yhan@verumlg.com

               - and -

          Anthony Choe, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF ANTHONY CHOE
          3700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 260
          Los Angeles, CA 90010
          Telephone: (213) 788-4448
          Facsimile: (213) 788-4450
          E-mail: anthony@choelawfirm.com


UNITED STATES: Katy ISD Officials Mull Suit Over Harvey Flooding
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Lise Olsen, writing for Houston Chronicle, reports that
Lance Hindt, superintendent of the Katy Independent School
District, was riding in an oversized truck along South Mason Road
after Hurricane Harvey when he spotted a huge pool of floodwater
that "looked like a lake."

The lake engulfed Creech Elementary School and the surrounding
neighborhoods.

"I was shocked at the damage I was seeing," said Mr. Hindt, who
grew up in Katy and returned last year to serve as superintendent.

What he and other Katy ISD officials didn't know is that Creech
Elementary, a few blocks from Barker Reservoir, had been built in
what engineers call the reservoir's "flood pool."  That's the area
most at risk of being swamped when a major storm causes water to
build up behind Barker Dam.

There are no road signs and no lines on a map that show where the
flood pool begins or ends.  Its size varies according to a storm's
severity.  But beginning in the early 1990s, developers and Fort
Bend County engineers knew the neighborhoods around Creech were at
risk.

For that reason, they added a fine-print note to subdivision maps
stating that the land was subject to "extended controlled
inundation" at the discretion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
which operates Barker Reservoir and the adjacent Addicks
Reservoir.

Creech, built in 2000, did not flood during previous storms,
officials say.  But it was devastated by Harvey.  Floodwaters 2 to
4 feet deep sat inside the building for days.  All of the books in
the library and most of the contents in classrooms were lost.  The
school's 800 students now are attending classes at a college
campus a few miles away. Repairs are expected to cost more than $5
million.

At least six Katy schools were built in or near areas inundated by
the reservoirs' flood pools during Harvey -- though Creech was the
only one to suffer major damage.

Current Katy school leaders say they don't recall that county
commissioners or engineers ever brought up the flood pool danger.
Only Fort Bend County required the fine-print warning on
subdivision maps. Adjoining Harris County, where some Katy ISD
schools are located, does not.

Mr. Hindt and his two top deputies who oversee school construction
say they were unaware of the flood pool danger until the Chronicle
told them about the warning that appears on the Fort Bend County
subdivision map that includes Creech.

No notification required

School board member George Scott also expressed surprise.  He said
that after Harvey, the board discussed how flooding had affected
many of the district's families -- and the board of trustees
passed a resolution urging property tax relief for those whose
homes were damaged.

Mr. Scott said he had been concerned that the federal government
had failed to warn Katy families about flood pool risks.  But he
said he didn't realize that the district itself had built a school
within the flood pool.

"I'm focused on those poor families because I'm absolutely
convinced the federal government did not tell them what they
needed to know.  I had not extrapolated that to Katy ISD," he
said.  "What I know is you've raised an incredible issue.  If
there's a possibility that Katy ISD was screwed, we need to know
that."

Fort Bend County officials say they began to require notices about
the flood pool on subdivision maps in 1991 because they were
concerned that developers were building on land that could be
flooded for long periods.  The language appears on more than 100
maps for subdivisions near Barker Reservoir.

Barker and Addicks dams were built in the 1940s to protect
downtown Houston after flooding wrecked the city in 1935.  The
reservoirs behind the dams are dry much of the year.  The water
they impound during heavy rains sprawls west across flatland into
what was once open prairie and is now filled with suburbs.  The
flood pool's size depends on the amount of rainfall and on how
much water the Army Corps releases through the dams' gates.

A flood pool is different from a flood plain.  If a home is within
a 100-year flood plain, bank rules and insurance policies require
a prospective purchaser to be told.  But the Army Corps doesn't
require purchasers to be notified of the risk posed by flood
pools. Nor does Texas law. Nor do federal flood insurance rules.
The Fort Bend County subdivision maps are technical planning
documents, called plats, that few homebuyers know about.

Fort Bend County records show that a developer conveyed the 15-
acre Creech site to the school district in November 1998.  The
deed did not mention any potential flood risk from Barker
Reservoir.  The deed was signed by representatives of Westbrook
Cinco East LP, the developer of the neighborhood, and the then-
school board president of Katy ISD.

Nearly two years later, the risk of "extended controlled
inundation" was disclosed in maps that the developer filed with
the county for the Creech site and the adjacent subdivision.
School officials did not review the map for the school site, and
filed a waiver saying so.

The district normally prepares and files maps for its school
sites, using its own consulting engineer.

"In my experience, we file them ourselves. Since I've been with
the district, I personally have not seen this," said
Lisa Kassman, executive director of facilities, planning and
construction for the district.  Ms. Kassman began at Katy ISD in
2000 -- the year Creech opened.

Katy ISD school board leaders who signed the documents in 1998 and
2000 could not be reached for comment -- one of them has since
died.

The two developer representatives who signed -- Walter F. Nelson,
then vice president of Westbrook Cinco East, and Kent S. Puckett,
then assistant vice president -- did not return calls seeking
comment.

In the aftermath of Harvey's rains, more than 4,000 property
owners in Cinco Ranch, Canyon Gate and Kelliwood neighborhoods,
among others, were damaged by a huge pool that formed behind
Barker Dam, south of Interstate 10.  A similar pool formed behind
Addicks Dam, which is north of I-10.  Nearly all of the homeowners
affected by both flood pools live in Katy ISD and pay taxes there.

At temporary campus

Creech PTA president Leslie Cernosek and her sons, Nicholas, 13
and Benjamin, 8, are among those displaced by the storm.  Their
one-story house was gutted.  It has been painful for Cernosek and
her children to see Facebook photos of Creech stripped to the
studs.

Nicholas, now in eighth grade, spent six years at Creech. Benjamin
was expecting to attend third grade there.  Now, he won't be able
to go back until next year at the earliest.

The school's teachers, principals and children have adapted to
their temporary home at the University of Houston campus at Cinco
Ranch, Cernosek said. But everyone misses their school.

"There were these beautiful murals of the Creech Comets in the
entryway," she said, referring to the school's mascot.  "That's
one of the things that made the school so special."

A class action lawsuit filed in the Washington D.C.-based U.S.
Court of Federal Claims alleges that the Army Corps deliberately
used private property to store water that built up in Barker and
Addicks reservoirs, without providing a warning beforehand or
compensation later.

Mr. Hindt said he's concerned that the school district -- like
homeowners involved in the class action -- may have received
inadequate notice of flood risks from the Army Corps.

"If we got something wrong in 2000 and we can also file some kind
of lawsuit -- and in that way support all of the KISD homeowners
(harmed by the reservoir pools), I'm going to tell you now that
I'm all for it," he said.

But he and other Katy ISD officials said they would first need to
carefully review records related to the district's purchase of the
school site.  Those 1998-2000 records were among hundreds of paper
files damaged when floodwaters rose about 18 inches inside Katy
ISD's administration building during Hurricane Harvey.

Some of the records officials need to review have been literally
frozen, a common method for restoring water-damaged documents.
[GN]


UNITED STATES BEEF: "Chunn" Sues Over Unpaid Overtime Pay
---------------------------------------------------------
Richard Chunn, Individually and on Behalf of Others Similarly
Situated vs. United States Beef Corporation, Case No. 17-cv-00707,
(E.D. Ark., October 30, 2017), seeks monetary damages, liquidated
damages, prejudgment interest, civil penalties and costs,
including reasonable attorneys' fees under the Arkansas Minimum
Wage Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant is an Arby's fast food franchise with over 350
restaurants in nine contiguous states, including Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and
Washington. U.S. Beef Corp. employed Chunn at an Arby's in Little
Rock as an assistant manager. Plaintiff worked more than forty
hours in at least one week in which he also received a bonus that
was not included in the calculation of his overtime pay rate. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Josh Sanford, Esq.
      Joshua West, Esq.
      SANFORD LAW FIRM, PLLC
      One Financial Center
      650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 411
      Little Rock, AR 72211
      Telephone: (501) 221-0088
      Facsimile: (888) 787-2040
      Email: josh@sanfordlawfirm.com
             west@sanfordlawfirm.com


VALMONT INDUSTRIES: Sued Over Failure to Pay OT and Meal Breaks
---------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Cortez, individually, and on behalf of other members of the
general public similarly situated v. Valmont Industries, Inc.,
George Industries, and Does 1 through 100, inclusive, Case No.
BC683174 (Cal. Super. Ct., November 13, 2017), is brought against
the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages and failure to
provide meal periods and rest breaks.

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of Valley center pivot
and linear irrigation equipment, windmill support structures,
lighting and traffic poles and steel utility poles.

George Industries specializes in aluminum anodizing, powder
coating and creating unique finishes with our eternagraphics,
eternalum, and marble anodize looks. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Edwin Aiwazian, Esq.
      LAWYERS for JUSTICE, PC
      410 West Arden Avenue, Suite 203
      Glendale, CA 91203
      Telephone: (818) 265-1020
      Facsimile: (818) 265-1021
      E-mail: lfj@lfjpc.com


VITAL RECOVERY: Violates Fair Debt Collection Act, Marchese Says
----------------------------------------------------------------
Christopher Marchese, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Vital Recovery Services, Inc., Case No.
2:17-cv-06569 (E.D.N.Y., November 10, 2017), seeks to recover for
alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Vital Recovery Services, Inc., is a Georgia Corporation with a
principal place of business in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  The
Defendant is regularly engaged, for profit, in the collection of
debts allegedly owed by consumers.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Craig B. Sanders, Esq.
          BARSHAY SANDERS, PLLC
          100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 500
          Garden City, NY 11530
          Telephone: (516) 203-7600
          Facsimile: (516) 706-5055
          E-mail: csanders@barshaysanders.com


VOLKSWAGEN AG: Faces Two New Massive Class Actions
--------------------------------------------------
Derek Scally Berlin, writing for The Irish Times, reports that
Volkswagen is facing two new massive class action lawsuits in its
native Germany, opening a new round of legal woes in the fallout
from the car giant's diesel engine manipulation.

A US law firm was set to file a claim on Nov. 6 on behalf of some
15,374 VW group car owners, after claiming to have found a way
around the ban on class action lawsuits in Germany.

Meanwhile, the Wolfsburg company is facing a separate multimillion
claim from US pension funds, determined to claw back some of the
value lost on their holdings following the VW share price
collapse.

Those two new cases are separate to a compensation claim by VW
shareholders, demanding some EUR9 billion in compensation by
arguing the car maker's board breached stock market guidelines by
not reporting the looming risks over diesel manipulation.

Compensation
The new pension fund claim has, according to the Bild am Sonntag
newspaper, been filed by the US department of justice on behalf of
the firms.  Through a Frankfurt law firm it is demanding hundreds
of millions of euro in compensation from the German company.

Meanwhile more than 15,000 German diesel owners are hoping for a
EUR250 million payout after joining a class action lawsuit.  To
get around a ban on class action lawsuits in Germany, the VW car
owners have reportedly transferred their legal claims to a German
legal claims company.  It has made EUR10 million available to
finance the claim, according to the Bild tabloid, although the
case is being run by the Berlin office of US law firm Hausfeld. On
Nov. 6 the firm planned to file a 1,700-page lawsuit against VW in
Braunschweig district court.

The condition for participation in the case: that the VW customers
bought their cars outright, rather than through a financing
package.

'False pretences'
"I'm seriously annoyed because I bought my Skoda Superb under
false pretences," said Mr Johannes Igel, one German man involved
in the case, to Bild.

While Hausfeld is confident of its chances before the German
court, VW insists all cars are "technically safe and roadworthy".
The VW spokesman said the company would make clear to the court
that there was "no reason for a case".

At the end of August, Braunschweig district court dismissed
another case against VW, saying drivers of cars with manipulated
diesel software had no compensation claim against the German
company.

As it fights legal actions Volkswagen and other car companies
continue to lobby vigorously in Brussels against tough targets for
electric car production and CO2 reduction.  According to reports,
they have succeeded in watering down European Commission rules for
carbon dioxide emission targets, to be presented on Nov. 8. [GN]


WELLS FARGO: "Rivera" Suit Alleges FCRA Breach
----------------------------------------------
Jennifer Rivera, on behalf of herself, all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a
National Banking Association and Does 1 through 100, inclusive,
Defendants, Case No. CGC-17-562174, (Cal. Super., October 27,
2017), seeks compensatory and punitive damages for systematic and
willful violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Defendants acquired consumer, investigative consumer and/or
consumer credit reports and background checks on the Plaintiff
when she applied for employment at Wells Fargo. However,
Defendants did not provide legally compliant disclosure and
authorization forms to Rivera, a summary of rights and/or any
authorization to obtain a consumer report and/or investigative
consumer report regarding her, says the complaint. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Shaun Setareh, Esq.
      Thomas Segal, Esq.
      SETAREH LAW GROUP
      9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 907
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212
      Telephone: (310) 888-7771
      Facsimile: (310) 888-0109
      Email: shaun@setarehlaw.com
             thomas@setarehlaw.com


WESLEY ALLEN: Does Not Properly Pay Workers, "Guardado" Suit Says
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Felix Guardado, as an individual and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. Wesley Allen, Inc. and Does 1 through 100,
Case No. BC683027 (Cal. Super. Ct., November 13, 2017), is brought
against the Defendants for failure to pay minimum and overtime
wages and failure to provide meal periods and wages upon employees
termination and separation.

Wesley Allen, Inc. owns and operates a manufacturing facility in
Los Angeles, California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Paul K. Haines, Esq.
      Tuvia Korobkin, Esq.
      Daniel J. Brown, Esq.
      HAINES LAW GROUP, APC
      2274 East Maple Avenue
      El Segundo, CA 90245
      Telephone: (424) 292-2350
      Facsimile: (424) 292-2355
      E-mail: phaines@haineslawgroup.com
              tkorobkin@haineslawgroup.com
              dbrown@haineslawgroup.com


WOK 88: Faces "Li" Class Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
----------------------------------------------------------
Qin Hui Li, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated v.
Wok 88 Inc. d/b/a Wok 88, Wok on 88th Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Wok
88, Wok Wok Corp. d/b/a Wok 88, Ai Chiu Chiang, and Steve Wu, Case
No. 1:17-cv-08715 (S.D.N.Y., November 9, 2017), is brought against
the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages for all hours
worked in excess of 40 in each workweek.

The Defendants own and operate a Chinese restaurant at 1570 Third
Avenue, New York, NY 10128. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


XCERRA CORP: Khan Sues Over False Statement re Sale to Sino IC
--------------------------------------------------------------
WASEEM KHAN, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly
Situated v. XCERRA CORPORATION, ROGER W. BLETHEN, DAVID G.
TACELLI, MARK S. AIN, ROGER J. MAGGS, JORGE TITINGER and BRUCE R.
WRIGHT, Case No. 1:17-cv-12226 (D. Mass., November 10, 2017), is a
class action brought on behalf of the holders of Xcerra common
stock against Xcerra and its Board of Directors for alleged
violations of federal law arising out of a false and misleading
proxy statement recommending the sale of the Company to certain
affiliates of Sino IC Capital Co. Ltd. for $10.25 per share.

Xcerra is a Massachusetts corporation headquartered in Norwood,
Massachusetts.  Xcerra supplies semiconductor and electronics test
equipment.  The Individual Defendants are directors and officers
of the Company.

Sino IC Capital is a Chinese private equity fund.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason M. Leviton, Esq.
          Bradley J. Vettraino, Esq.
          BLOCK & LEVITON
          155 Federal Street, Suite 400
          Boston, MA 02110
          Telephone: (617) 398-5600
          Facsimile: (617) 507-6020
          E-mail: jason@blockesq.com

               - and -

          Randall J. Baron, Esq.
          David Wissbroecker, Esq.
          Eun Jin Lee, Esq.
          ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
          655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
          San Diego, CA 92101-8498
          Telephone: (619) 231-1058
          Facsimile: (619) 231-7423
          E-mail: randyb@rgrdlaw.com
                  dWissbroecker@rgrdlaw.com
                  elee@rgrdlaw.com

               - and -

          Frank J. Johnson, Esq.
          JOHNSON FISTEL, LLP
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* Labour TD Willie Penrose to Introduce Class Action Bill
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Michael O'Regan, writing for The Irish Times, reports that
Longford-Westmeath Labour TD Willie Penrose will introduce a
Private Members' Bill in the Dail allowing wronged tracker
mortgage customers take legal action against the banks.

Tens of thousands of homeowners have potentially been caught up in
the scandal, which saw banks wrongly refuse customers access to
tracker mortgages after the crash.  Some of those who were
overcharged went on to struggle to meet their repayments, and some
lost their homes through repossession.

The Courts (Multi Party Actions) Bill 2017 would provide for a
class action suit, a procedural device permitting one or more
plaintiffs to file and prosecute a law suit on behalf of a larger
group.

Mr Penrose, a barrister, said cases like that are not currently
permissible under Irish laws.

"These type of cases will lower litigation costs for those seeking
justice from the wrongdoings of the banks," he added.
Mr Penrose said on Nov. 5 wronged customers deserved to be able to
take a collective action, rather than thousands of customers going
in and out of the courts on the same issue.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said recently the Government
may allow class action suits to be taken in Ireland in the
aftermath of the tracker scandal.

Mr Donohoe has said the majority of those already identified by
the Central Bank as being affected by the tracker mortgage scandal
would receive compensation by the end of the year, with thousands
more expected to be told if they are entitled to compensation by
December.

The Central Bank will decide in December if sufficient progress is
being made. [GN]


* Consumers Vulnerable to Corporate Fraud After CFPB Rule Killed
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David L. Noll, writing for The Regulatory Review, reports that
President Donald Trump signed a congressional resolution repealing
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) arbitration
rule.  This rule, which the CFPB published after six years of
agency proceedings, prohibited banks and credit card companies
from using fine-print arbitration clauses to block class action
lawsuits.  But at the end of October, the U.S. Senate voted 51-50
to repeal the rule, following an earlier repeal vote in the U.S.
House of Representatives.  For consumers, the repeal of the CFPB
arbitration rule marks the arrival of a new era of financial
regulation defined by weaker protections against corporate fraud.

The main effect of the repeal is to free banks to use arbitration
clauses as a shield against class action lawsuits.  Class actions
create powerful financial incentives for private attorneys to
identify unlawful practices that harm many consumers and then
bring lawsuits to remedy them.  With class actions off the table,
customers cannot count on these attorneys to police banks' conduct
on their behalf.

Banks say that class actions serve no real regulatory purpose, but
there is evidence that at least some of these lawsuits do.  A
series of class actions filed in 2010, for example, shed a light
on the practice of reordering checking-account transactions before
they were posted to customers' accounts.  By reordering the
transactions a customer performed on a given day from largest to
smallest before posting them, banks were able to charge many times
the overdraft fees that would have applied if the transactions had
been posted in chronological order.

The practice disproportionately affected customers at the edge of
insolvency who were unlikely to bring individual lawsuits
challenging it.  But because the interests of affected customers
could be represented in class actions, the banks eventually
refunded nearly $1 billion in overdraft fees.  And the suits
appear to have had a lasting effect on bank behavior: 91 percent
of banks have limited or completely abandoned transaction
reordering -- a dramatic change from prior years.

With the CFPB rule gone, what can a consumer who suspects her bank
has engaged in a similar fraud do? Private lawyers will be
reluctant to take cases like the overdraft litigation because
arbitration prevents them from joining together similar claims
into an aggregate legal action that is worth the costs of
litigating.  Complaining to the bank might result in the bank
refunding fees as a "courtesy," but individual complaints are
unlikely to change the way the bank does business.  Switching to a
small bank or credit union that does not mandate arbitration will
not make a difference either, unless so many customers switch that
it affects larger banks' bottom lines.

Accordingly, consumers will have to turn to prosecutors,
administrative agencies, and state attorneys general to address
unlawful bank practices that affect many people.  Those officials,
however, have limited enforcement resources.  And their decisions
about which cases to pursue are influenced by political
considerations that do not affect private attorneys. Those
considerations, of course, can reinforce sound decision-making,
such as when a prosecutor exercises discretion to decline to
prosecute technical violations of the law or take other actions
that would do more harm than good.  But as recent events at the
Manhattan District Attorney's office illustrate, political
calculations can also lead public officials to decline meritorious
cases that involve allegations of serious harm.

The news for consumers is not all bad.  Arbitration can be an
attractive forum when a dispute concerns an isolated problem that
does not affect other consumers.  With the repeal of the CFPB
rule, customers will continue to be able to arbitrate claims
against banks.  But the repeal also means that, for the most part,
consumers will have to rely only on arbitration--and on imperfect,
politically sensitive public officials--to police unlawful bank
practices.

Decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court described private lawyers who
enforce regulatory laws as "private attorneys general" and the
lawsuits they file as "a means of securing broad compliance with
the law."  The repeal of the arbitration rule reflects
Republicans' judgment that the consumer financial sector is better
off without this kind of regulation. Time will tell whether that
judgment merely opened the door to a new era of corporate fraud.

David L. Noll is an associate professor at Rutgers Law School,
where he teaches and writes in the fields of civil procedure,
complex litigation, and public law. [GN]






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