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            Thursday, January 18, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 14



                            Headlines


ACE PARKING: Violates FCRA Over Credit Transactions, Samo Alleges
ALLIED COLLECTION & CREDIT: "Harris" Suit Underway in Georgia
ALLSTATE INDEMNITY: Accused of Illegal Deductions by "Metayer"
ALLSTATE INSURANCE: Court Certifies TCPA Class in "Etter" Suit
ALUTIIQ LLC: "Johnson" Suit Underway in California State Court

AMERICAN AIRLINES: Kowalski Sues over Biometric Info Collection
ASSET CAMPUS: "Garcia" Sues Over Unsolicited SMS Ads
ATBCOIN LLC: Faces Class Action Over Initial Coin Offering
AVENUE J REALTY: "Williams" Suit over Mall Access Underway
BANK OF AMERICA: Loan Officers Class Certified in "McLeod" Suit

BAY AREA TOLL: "Kendrick" Privacy Suit Underway
BABCOCK & WILCOX: "Downey" Sues Over Undisclosed Background Check
BIG PHARMA: Philadelphia, Neshoba County Join Opioid Class Action
CALATLANTIC GROUP: Rigrodsky & Long Files Securities Class Action
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: Debt Collection Not Legal, "Leuis" Claims

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: Underpays Dispatchers, Geiger Claims
CHEVRON PRODUCTS: March 22 Conference in Suit over Oil Fees
CLEANNET USA: "Castillo" Wage-and-Hour Suit Removed to N.D. Cal.
CLECO CORP: Court Decision in Merger Class Action Remanded
CONDOCERTS.COM: ICPA Document Fees Inflated, Ahrendt Complains

CREDIT COLLECTION: Class Certification Sought in "Schneider" Suit
CYPRESS SECURITY: May 11 Case Management Conference in "Aslam"
DICKINSON, ND: Property Owner Raises Funds for Class Action
DOLLAR FIESTA: "Portillo" Suit Seeks to Recover OT Pay Under FLSA
DSA MANAGEMENT: Jackson Drops Wages Suit in State Court

EAST WEST TEA: Mislabels Tea Products, "Cohen" Suit Claims
EXACTECH INC: Faces Class Action Over Securities Law Violations
FIRST NATIONAL: "Jackson" Plaintiffs May Seek Default Judgment
FORSTER & GARBUS: Class and Two Subclasses Certified in "Winslow"
GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES: Investors File Securities Class Action

GLOBAL INNOVATIVE: Alleges Racial Discrimination, Spencer Claims
GLOBAL DIGITAL: "Hull" Class Action Dismissed
GOOGLE LLC: Adtrader Sues Over Unrealized Ad Revenue
GOTHAM PIZZA: Feb. 23 Initial Conference in "Sapon" Wages Suit
GRADE A: Court Denies Class Cert. Bid in "de Leon" Suit

GUITA CONSTRUCTION: Fails to Pay Proper Overtime, Cabrera Claims
H & M HENNES: Lao Seeks to Certify Class & Subclasses of Workers
HERBALIFE INT'L: Files Motion to Dismiss Florida Class Action
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY: Answer to "Delacruz" Suit Due Feb. 9
HOUSLANGER AND ASSOCIATES: "Sanders" FDCPA Suit Underway

ISLANDWIDE BUILDING: Doesn't Pay Laborers for OT, Astudillo Says
J&L COLLECTION: Brenner Disputes Ambiguous Collection Letter
KEYTRONICEMS: Faces "Vang" Class Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
LA SOUTHPARK HIGH-RISE: Navarro Suit over Lease Charges Underway
LEBANON DELIGHTS: Gillard Joins Class Suit over Servers' Pay

LOBLAW COS: Law Firms Warn People on $25 Gift Cards
LOEWS CORP: Sued by "Fox" Over Illegal Gratuity Charges
LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Kramer" Suit in California State Court
MANGOES CAFE: Morales et al. Sue over Employment Contributions
MARATHON OIL: "Taylor" Suit Seeks to Recoup Unpaid Overtime Wages

MARKETRON BROADCAST: Class Certification Sought in "Reese" Suit
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL: "Hart" Suit Underway in C.D. California
MDL 2800: "Zweig" Suit v. Equifax Transferred to N.D. Georgia
MICHAEL'S FAMILY RESTAURANT: Blofstein Seeks Unpaid OT Pay, Tips
MIDWEST RECOVERY: Qualls' Cert. Bid Withdrawn; Hearing on Mar. 13

MONSANTO COMPANY: Llamas Sues Over Roundup(R)-Related Lymphoma
MYPIZZA TECH: Pap's Cafe Suit over Junk Faxes Dismissed
MYPIZZA TECH: Junk Fax Suit Refiled in Illinois State Court
NDT GLOBAL: Fails to Pay Engineers for Overtime, Hunt Claims
NEW YORK, NY: Faces "Richardson" Discrimination Suit vs. FDNY

NORTHLAND GROUP: Certification of Class Sought in "Torres" Suit
NORTH PORT RETIREMENT: Morgan Moves for Certification of Class
NUMEREX CORP: "Litwin" Securities Class Suit Dismissed
NVR INC: "Smith" Suit over Defective Homes Underway
OCWEN FINANCIAL: Finalizes Class Action Settlement

PLANET PAYMENT: Elser Drops Securities Class Action
POTPOURRI VILLAGE: "Plauche" Wage-and-Hour Suit Underway
PROCTER AND GAMBLE: Falsely Marketed Ivory(R) Products, Suit Says
PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT: Schneider Moves for Class Certification
PROJECT RESOURCES: "Avila" Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages

RMI INTERNATIONAL: Fails to Timely Pay Wages, Ekladyous Claims
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: "Carroll" Pension Suit Underway
SAULSBURY INDUSTRIES: Class of Workers Certified in "Kilmon" Suit
SOUTH STAR LOGISTICS: "Carrillo" Wage-and-Hour Suit Underway
SPECIALTY HOME: Paolercio Suit Alleges FLSA and ERISA Violations

STARZ ENTERTAINMENT: Illegally Charges Consumers, Roberts Alleges
STEEL PARTNERS: Faces "Pill" Suit Over Handy & Harman Merger Plan
SURNAIK HOLDINGS: "Snider" Suit Underway in S.D. West Virginia
SURVEILLANCE SECURITY: "Aslam" Suit in Cal. State Court Underway
SYMANTEC CORP: March 9 Conference in "Nathan" Auto Renewal Suit

TATA CONSULTANCY: Faces US Class Action Over Anti-American Bias
TERRANEA RESORT: Accused of Exploiting Foreign Exchange Interns
TOSHIBA CORP: U.S. Residents Launch Suit Over Nuclear Project
TRANS WORLD: "Spack" Class Suit Transferred to N.D. New York
UCI KITCHEN & BATH: Discovery Plan Okayed in "Lorenzo" Labor Suit

UNIVERSAL METRICS: Bonnett Sues Over Shaved Off Time
UNO RESTAURANT: Alvarez Moves to Certify Bussers & Servers Class
URBAN SPACE: "McClendon" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
VAN RU CREDIT: Certification of Class Sought in "Al" Suit
WAGNER COLLEGE: Feb. 2 Case Conference in "Delacruz" Suit

WEST KENDALL IMPORTS: "Rodas" Labor Suit Removed to S.D. Fla.
WHITE GLOVE ENTERPRISE: "Arboleda" Suit Underway in N.Y.
WILLIS TOWERS: CEO Haley et al. Must Answer Suit by Feb. 20
WM MORRISONS: Still Liable for Employee's Data Breach, Court Says
WORLDWIDE CAPITAL: Accused by "Milosch" Suit of Privacy Invasion

YOUGOZ GROUP: Faces "Williams" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
ZACKS INVESTMENT: Feb. 16 Settlement Opt-Out Deadline Set


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ACE PARKING: Violates FCRA Over Credit Transactions, Samo Alleges
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JOSEPH SAMO, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. ACE PARKING MANAGEMENT, INC., Case No. 3:17-cv-02414-
WQH-BLM (S.D. Cal., December 1, 2017), alleges violations of the
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act amendment to the Fair
Credit Reporting Act.

Specifically, the action is based upon Section 1681c(g), which
states that, "no person that accepts credit cards or debit cards
for the transaction of business shall print more than the last 5
digits of the card number or the expiration date upon any receipt
provided to the cardholder at the point of the sale or
transaction."  Despite the clear language of the statute, the
Defendants willfully chose not to comply, the Plaintiff contends.
He asserts that he and other individuals that used a credit card
or debit card to pay for parking at the Defendant's facility
suffered violations of Section 1681c(g).

Ace Parking Management, Inc., is a corporation based in San
Diego, California.  Ace Parking manages over 450 lots and garages
across the U.S., and services nearly 250,000 customers per
day.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

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          Quintin Shammam, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF QUINTIN G. SHAMMAM
          2221 Camino Del Rio South, #207
          San Diego, CA 92108
          Telephone: (619) 444-0001
          Facsimile: (619) 501-1119
          E-mail: Quintin@ShammamLaw.com

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


ALLIED COLLECTION & CREDIT: "Harris" Suit Underway in Georgia
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A class action over consumer credit has been filed against Allied
Collection & Credit Bureau, Inc.  The case is titled as Cynthia
Harris, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Allied Collection & Credit Bureau,
Inc. and John Does 1-25, the Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-03897-
LMM-AJB, (N.D. Ga., October 4, 2017).

Plaintiff brings this class action on behalf of a class of
Georgia consumers under 15 U.S.C. Sec. 1692 et seq., commonly
referred to as the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

The case is assigned to Judge Leigh Martin May.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Jonathan Braxton Mason, Esq.
     MASON LAW GROUP, LLC
     1100 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 200
     Atlanta, GA 30309
     Telephone: (404) 920-8040
     Facsimile: (404) 920-8039
     Email: jmason@atlshowbizlaw.com


ALLSTATE INDEMNITY: Accused of Illegal Deductions by "Metayer"
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Coastal Wellness Centers, Inc. and Ricardo Metayer, behalf of
itself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. Allstate
Indemnity Company, Defendant, Case No. 17-cv-62459 (S.D. Fla.,
December 13, 2017), seeks to recover declaratory and injunctive
relief, breach of contract and compensatory damages in breach of
contract.

Coastal Wellness, is a Florida corporation providing chiropractic
services with its principal place of business in Coral Springs,
Broward County, Florida.

Metayer was a patient at Coastal Wellness under an automobile
insurance policy issued by Allstate. Instead of applying its
insureds' $1000 deductible to 100 percent of the expenses
incurred at Coastal, Defendant improperly reduced the total
billed amount by first applying the reimbursement limitations and
then subtracted the $1000 deductible. The subject payments were
improperly reduced in direct violation of Allstate Indemnity's
insurance policy. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Tod Aronovitz, Esq.
     Barbara Perez, Esq.
     ARONOVITZ LAW
     2 South Biscayne Boulevard
     One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3700
     Miami, FL 33131
     Tel: 305-372-2772
     Fax: 305-397-1886
     Email: ta@aonovitzlaw.com
            bp@aronovitzlaw.com

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     Theophilos Poulopoulos, Esq.
     SCHILLER, KESSLER & GOMEZ, PLC
     7501 W. Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 201
     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
     Tel: 954-933-3000
     Fax: 954-667-5805
     Email: theo@injuredinflorida.com


ALLSTATE INSURANCE: Court Certifies TCPA Class in "Etter" Suit
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The Hon. William Alsup granted in part and denied in part the
Plaintiff's motion to certify two separate classes in the lawsuit
titled JOHN C. ETTER, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, ALLSTATE
INDEMNITY COMPANY, ALLSTATE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE
COMPANY, ALLSTATE NORTHBROOK INDEMNITY COMPANY, ALLSTATE
INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, LOUIS ODIASE, and DOES 1-5, Case
No. 3:17-cv-00184-WHA (N.D. Cal.).

The lawsuit is brought for alleged violations of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act.

Judge Alsup certified this class:

     All persons or entities successfully sent a facsimile on or
     about October 11, 2016, stating, "potentially save 40-60%
     off your Commercial auto insurance," "fill out the form
     below" and "FAX YOUR REQUEST TO: 510-234-0518,
     TEL 510-234-0516, OR EMAIL: A026315@ALLSTATE.COM," and "If
     you wish to be removed from our Fax list, please call
     888-828-3086."

The class definition shall apply for all purposes, including
settlement, Judge Alsup says.  Plaintiff John Etter is appointed
as class representative and his counsel from the law firms of
Anderson + Wanca and Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP are appointed
as class counsel, with Anderson + Wanca as lead counsel.

Judge Alsup, however, denied the Plaintiff's motion to certify
proposed Class A because he lacks standing.

The parties shall jointly submit a proposal for class
notification, with the plan to distribute notice by January 25,
2018.  In crafting their joint proposal, counsel shall please
keep in mind the judge's guidelines for notice to class members
in the "Notice Regarding Factors to be Evaluated for Any Proposed
Class Settlement," according to the order.

The Court also denied Allstate's request to strike Robert
Biggerstaff's report and references thereto in Etter's reply
brief.  Robert Biggerstaff is Mr. Etter's forensics expert.
Since this order does not rely on Biggerstaff's rebuttal report
even for limited purpose, Allstate's request to strike that
report and references thereto in Etter's reply brief is denied as
moot.

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


ALUTIIQ LLC: "Johnson" Suit Underway in California State Court
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A class action has been filed against Alutiiq, LLC. The case is
titled as Kimberly Joy Johnson on behalf of herself and all other
members of the general public similarly situated, the Plaintiff,
v. Alutiiq Technical Services. LLC; Alutiiq, LLC and Does 1 to
100, the Defendants, Case No. 34-2017-00222425-CU-OE-GDS, (Cal.
Sup. Ct., November 17, 2017). The case is assigned to Department
35.[BN]


AMERICAN AIRLINES: Kowalski Sues over Biometric Info Collection
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The Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in a Minute Entry dated Jan. 2 held
that by agreement, American Airlines Inc.'s motion to dismiss the
class action lawsuit captioned, Kowalski v. American Airlines,
Inc., Case No. 17-cv-09080 (N.D. Ill.), is entered and continued
for briefing.

Plaintiff's opposition to the Motion to Dismiss is due to be
filed by or on Feb. 8.  American's reply is due Feb. 22.

Judge Pallmeyer said the Initial status hearing set for Jan. 22
is stricken.

The case was originally filed in state court and captioned,
Edward Kowalski, individually and on behalf of a class of
similarly situated individuals, the Plaintiff, v. American
Airlines, Inc., the Defendant, Case No. 2017CH15328, (Circuit
Court of Cook County Illinois, November 17, 2017).  American
removed the case to federal court on Dec. 18.

The case seeks damages, injunction, attorneys' fees, costs and
other litigation expenses for Defendant's alleged violation of
the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

The Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of other similarly
situated individuals, seeks to stop Defendant's capture,
collection, use, and storage of individuals' biometric
identifiers and/or biometric information in violation of the
Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and to obtain a
redress for all persons injured by its conduct. Defendant's
workers that include the Plaintiff are expected to scan their
fingers to "clock-in" and "clock-out" of work every day. The
privacy risks associated with a person's biometrics are
unparalleled; such information is more sensitive than a social
security number, a passport, a birth certificate, etc. As such,
Illinois' BIPA statute requires private entities to provide
certain disclosures and obtain a written release from individuals
prior to collecting their biometric identifiers and/or biometric
information.  However, the Defendant did not make a written
policy available to its workers or to the public establishing a
retention schedule and guidelines for permanently destroying the
biometric identifiers and biometric information that it collects,
as required by BIPA.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Myles McGuire, Esq.
     Evan M. Meyers, Esq.
     MCGUIRE LAW, P.C.
     55 W. Wacker Drive, 9th Fl.
     Chicago, IL 60601
     Telephone: (312) 893-7002
     Facsimile: (312) 275-7895
     Email: mmcguire@mcgpc.com
     Email: emeyers@mcgpc.com

Counsel for Defendant(s):

     Mark W. Robertson, Esq.
     Sloane Ackerman, Esq.
     O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP
     7 Times Square
     New York, NY 10036
     Telephone: (212) 326-4329
     E-mail: mrobertson@omm.com
             sackerman@omm.com

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     Humberto H Ocariz, Esq.
     SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P.
     Suite 3200
     201 South Biscayne Boulevard
     Miami, FL 33131
     Telephone: (305) 358-7470
     E-mail: hocariz@shb.com

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     Patrick J. Castle, Esq.
     SHOOK, HARDY & BACON LLP
     111 South Wacker Drive
     Chicago, IL 60606
     Telephone: (312) 704-7733
     E-mail: docket@shb.com


ASSET CAMPUS: "Garcia" Sues Over Unsolicited SMS Ads
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Sandra Garcia, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Asset Campus Housing, Inc., Defendant,
Case No. 17-cv-62451, (S.D. Fla., December 13, 2017), seeks
monetary damages, restitution, punitive damages and injunctive
relief against Defendant arising from violations of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act.

Asset Campus Housing is a student housing management company with
over 118,500 beds currently under management. On October 26,
2017, Defendant used an automated text-messaging platform to
promote its services without Plaintiff's prior express written
consent, says the complaint. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

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     Andrew J. Shamis, Esq.
     SHAMIS & GENTILE, P.A.
     14 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 400
     Miami, FL 33132
     Telephone: (305) 479-2299
     Email: ashamis@shamisgentile.com


ATBCOIN LLC: Faces Class Action Over Initial Coin Offering
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Brady Dale, writing for Coindesk, reports that following similar
suits against Tezos and Centra, another initial coin offering
that opted not to register with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) faces a class-action lawsuit alleging its
cryptocurrency should be considered a security.

On December 21, Raymond Balestra filed a class action suit in the
Southern District of New York against ATBCoin LLC, Edward Ng
(CEO) and Herbert W. Hoover (co-founder).  Seeking a jury trial
from the court, the plaintiffs alleged that ATBCoin had violated
the Securities Act by issuing unregistered securities with the
expectation of profit in the form of the ATB coin and the
placement of all remaining funds invested into a trust, in the
interest of investors.

The complaint alleges:

"The ATB ICO was a clear offer and sale of securities because,
inter alia [among other things], Defendants touted, and Plaintiff
and other ATB ICO investors reasonably expected, that the ATB
Coins received in exchange for their investments would be worth
more than the ETH, BTC, LTC or other currencies invested."

Offered as a fast and inexpensive blockchain-based payment
system, ATB's initial coin offering launched on June 12, to run
through July 12, according to a blog post.  The plaintiffs
alleged that the offering effectively continued into September,
with a second phase in August and a press release on September 11
announcing it was still open to investment.  On the ATB blog, the
company announced that sales were closed on September 8 and that
distribution would take place on September 14.

The plaintiff invested 2.1 ETH on August 12 (approximately
$621.62 at the time, according to CoinDesk's Ethereum Price
Tracker).  It is not known how many people invested or how much
was raised, but the complaint estimated the total to be somewhere
"between $20,400,000 and $24,210,000" in bitcoin, ether and
litecoin.

The case made similar allegations to those of other investors
against other ICO projects such as Tezos and Centra Tech, in
which similar arguments from plaintiffs were made that tokens
offered by these ICOs should be seen as securities.

In addition, legal experts also weighed in arguing that private
complaints against initial coin offerings may force the courts to
define which cryptocurrencies are considered as securities before
the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Drinker Biddle's Jim Lundy, a veteran of the SEC who represents
clients in securities cases, told CoinDesk, that the complaint is
"following a typical securities class action format for a public
offering." He said, "This theory is that item itself, the ATB
Coin, is a security.  I don't doubt that the defendants will move
to dismiss that, and the judge will have to rule."

Participants in the crypto-economy have been waiting for greater
clarity from the courts or the SEC on which kinds of coins are
securities under U.S. law.  Even getting to that ruling is likely
to take months, however.

Another SEC veteran, Timothy Peterson -- tpeterson@mmlawus.com --
now of Murphy & McGonigle, agreed that a motion to dismiss should
come shortly, adding that "it's likely the court will look at the
SEC's 21(a) report on DAO for guidance, but it's important to
note that the 21(a) report is not controlling.  That is, the
court can come to its own conclusions about what is and what is
not a security for purposes of federal securities law."

Peterson concluded:

"I think we can expect to see more of these complaints in the
future, especially once courts begin to carve out tests to define
how cryptocurrencies should be regulated or examined.  More facts
will need to come out before it's fair to comment on the merits
of these particular allegations." [GN]


AVENUE J REALTY: "Williams" Suit over Mall Access Underway
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Avenue J Realty Associates, L.P.'s answer is due January 18,
2018, in the case, Bryan Williams, individually and on behalf of
all other individuals similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Avenue J Realty Associates, L.P, the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-
06718-DLI-ST, (E.D.N.Y., November 16, 2017).

The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief including attorney's fees,
litigation expenses and costs, for Defendant's alleged violation
of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Plaintiff is an individual with disabilities as defined by
the ADA. He is unable to ambulate and is wheelchair bound.

The Defendant owns, operates, or leases to, a shopping center
known as Ralph Shopping Plaza.

The Plaintiff visited the Defendant's property where he
encountered architectural barriers, which endangered his safety
and impaired his ability to park safely at the premises, access
the premises safely, use restrooms safely, and access goods and
services at the premises.

The Plaintiff contends that the Defendant is responsible for
complying with the obligations of the ADA. The Plaintiff desires
to visit the Ralph Shopping Plaza not only to avail himself of
the goods and services available at the property, but to assure
himself that this property is in compliance with the ADA so that
he and others similarly situated will have full and equal
enjoyment of the property without fear of discrimination.

The Case has been reassigned to Chief Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry
and Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione for all further proceedings.
[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Keith Harris, Esq.
     BRAFF, HARRIS, SUKONECK & MALOOF
     570 W Mount Pleasant Avenue, Ste 200
     Livingston, NJ 07039
     Telephone: (973) 994-6677
     Facsimile: (973) 994-1296
     Email: khmTi.s@blism-law.com

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     Lawrence A. Fuller, Esq.
     FULLER, FULLER & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
     12000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 502
     North Miami, FL 33181
     Telephone: (305) 891-5199
     Facsimile: (305) 893-9505
     Email: Lfuller@fullerfUller.com

Avenue J Realty is represented by:

     David S. Kasdan, Esq.
     Hoey, King, Epstein, Prezioso & Marquez
     55 Water Street, 29th Floor
     New York, NY 10041
     Telephone: (212) 612-4448
     Facsimile: (212) 612-4284
     E-mail: dkasdan@hoeyking.com


BANK OF AMERICA: Loan Officers Class Certified in "McLeod" Suit
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The Hon. Edward M. Chen grants the Plaintiff's motion for class
certification and appointment of class counsel in the lawsuit
entitled GINA MCLEOD v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Case No. 3:16-cv-
03294-EMC (N.D. Cal.).

The certified class consists of:

     All persons who are or have been employed, at any time from
     May 9, 2012 through the date of the Court's granting of
     class certification in this matter, by Bank of America,
     National Association ("Bank of America") in California under
     the job titles Loan Officer, Senior Loan Officer, Mortgage
     Loan Officer, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, and Senior
     Lending Officer (collectively "Loan Officers" or "Class
     Members").

To summarize the Court's opinion, the Court certifies these
questions for resolution on a class-wide basis under Rule 23(a)
and Rule 23(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with
respect to the Plaintiff's claims under Section 2802 of the
California Labor Code and the California Unfair Competition Law:

   1. Whether there was a regular practice of not reimbursing
      Loan Officers for mileage incurred and reimbursable under
      Section 2802;

   2. Whether Defendant had constructive notice of unreimbursed
      mileage incurred by Loan Officers in the discharge of their
      duties;

   3. Whether Defendant's constructive notice gave rise to a duty
      of due diligence under Section 2802;

   4. Whether Defendant's system-wide efforts (or lack thereof)
      satisfied its duty of due diligence under Section 2802;
      and

   5. Whether, in light of questions 1-4, Defendant violated
      California Labor Code Section 2802 and the UCL.

The Court appoints Plaintiff Gina McLeod to represent the Class
and Leonard Carder, LLP, as Class Counsel.

The parties shall appear at a Case Management Conference on
January 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  A joint case management
statement must be filed seven days before the hearing in
accordance with the local rules.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=GKdsN9pL


BAY AREA TOLL: "Kendrick" Privacy Suit Underway
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Sumatra Kendrick and Michelle Kelly, individually on behalf of
themselves and those similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. Bay
Area Toll Authority, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and
Transportation District, Xerox State and Local Solutions Inc.
Conduent State and Local Solutions Inc., and Does 1 to 100, the
Defendants, Case No. CGC-17-562613, (Cal. Sup. Ct., November 21,
2017), seeks redress for Defendants' alleged violation of the
right to privacy and protection of personally identifiable
information under the California Streets and Highways Code and
the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Franchise Tax Board.

The class action emanates from the Toll Bridges in which
Defendant Xerox provided the Toll Bridges with customer service
and toll compliance services. The BATA and District Defendants
were entwined with and directly managed Xerox's activities as
challenged in the class action as Xerox operates the toll
bridges. The complaint of the Plaintiffs states that from October
2010 to present date, Xerox actually provided PII of Plaintiffs
and the Class Members to Other Unauthorized Parties. Further, the
Defendant's administrative process is fatally flawed and
unconstitutional and Plaintiffs are not required to exhaust any
administrative procedures.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Blake J. Lindemann, Esq.
     LINDEMANN LAW FIRM, APC
     433 N. Camden Drive, 4th Floor
     Beverly Hills, CA 90210
     Telephone: (310) 279-5269
     Facsimile: (310) 300-0267
     Email: blake@lawbl.com

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     Daren M. Schlecter, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF DAREN M. SCHLECTER, APC
     1925 Century Park East, Suite 830
     Los Angeles, CA 90067
     Telephone: (310)-553-5747


BABCOCK & WILCOX: "Downey" Sues Over Undisclosed Background Check
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Tim P. Downey, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. and
Sterling Infosystems, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-00718,
(W.D. N.C., December 13, 2017), seeks statutory and punitive
damages, actual damages suffered due to Sterling's negligent and
inaccurate reporting, and costs and reasonable attorneys' fees
under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

B&W provides construction and support to entities in the power,
industrial, and renewable businesses. It fills its staffing needs
on projects with consumers like Plaintiff. As part of its hiring
processes, B&W and its subsidiaries use background checks
provided by Sterling.

Plaintiff applied for a position as an Environmental Health and
Safety Supervisor with B&W in February of 2016. Sterling
adjudicated Plaintiff as "Adverse" because of criminal history it
incorrectly attributed to him, thus denying employment with B&W.
[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Leonard A. Bennett, Esq.
      Craig C. Marchiando, Esq.
      Elizabeth W. Hanes, Esq.
      CONSUMER LITIGATION ASSOCIATES, P.C.
      763 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 1-A
      Newport News, VA 23601
      Telephone: (757) 930-3660
      Facsimile: (757) 930-3662
      Email: lenbennett@clalegal.com
             craig@clalegal.com
             elizabeth@clalegal.com


BIG PHARMA: Philadelphia, Neshoba County Join Opioid Class Action
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The Neshoba Democrat reports that Philadelphia and Neshoba County
are joining a nationwide class-action lawsuit against
distributors of opioids in wake of what officials describe as a
costly pandemic of abuse.

The Board of Supervisors has hired Attorney Levin Papantonio,
whose firm is based out of Pensacola, Fla., along with Attorney
Wade White of Philadelphia.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen has hired the Jackson-based
Bossier law firm, partnering with Mars, Mars and Mars of
Philadelphia.

The litigation comes at no cost to Philadelphia and Neshoba
County, attorneys said.

Distributors of opioid medications could be vulnerable to damage
claims through the litigation to treat those who are addicted as
well as to fund related emergency room and law enforcement
expenses among others, officials said.

In Neshoba County alone, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention notes that there were 147.1 opioid prescriptions
written for every 100 people during 2016.

White said it had become apparent to supervisors through the jail
population, Department of Human Services matters and hospital
populations that the distributors have flooded the area with
opioids, which are prescription-type drugs such as morphine,
hydrocodone and oxycodone.

The county began working with the Eighth District's Drug Court in
August, hoping to utilize its database to show the impact the
over exposure of opioids is having on Neshoba County, White said.

"We have talked to Leake and Newton counties, who are in our Drug
Court District, so that we can all go together and use the same
firm," he said, noting that Mr. Papantonio is the lead counsel in
the nationwide litigation.

Mayor James A. Young strongly supports the litigation.

"This is, hopefully, a way to rectify and maybe recoup some
financial losses," he said, noting the number of addiction-
related crimes the city has seen in 2016.

"I think it sends a message that this is not a minor issue but a
major issue that has to be addressed in every form that we can
address it," Mr. Young said.  "Hopefully, this will help get some
funds back in for education and other things that will create a
better atmosphere for our people."

The growing impact of opioids in Neshoba County and other
communities was discussed at a town hall meeting here earlier in
December 2017 where an officer with the state Bureau of Narcotics
told about 75 people in attendance that the nation was "on the
brink of a super pandemic."

Lt. Jon Harless of MBN said a super pandemic may sound like
overkill to some people, but pointed out that Mad Cow disease and
Asian Flu were at one time described as a pandemic.

It costs $78.5 billion to treat and provide healthcare and/or
incarcerate people nationwide who are addicted to opioids, he
said.

In 2016 alone, 45,087 opioid prescriptions were written in
Neshoba County where the total population is 29,403.

In many cases, opioid prescriptions are the doorway to addiction,
Lt. Harless said. [GN]


CALATLANTIC GROUP: Rigrodsky & Long Files Securities Class Action
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Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., on Dec. 27 disclosed that it has filed a
class action complaint in the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of holders of
CalAtlantic Group, Inc. ("CalAtlantic") (NYSE:CAA) common stock
in connection with the proposed acquisition of CalAtlantic by
Lennar Corporation and its affiliate ("Lennar") announced on
October 30, 2017 (the "Complaint").  The Complaint, which alleges
violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against
CalAtlantic, its Board of Directors (the "Board"), and Lennar, is
captioned The Vladimir Gusinsky Rev. Trust v. CalAtlantic Group,
Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-01395 (E.D. Va.).

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions
concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please
contact plaintiff's counsel, Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra
at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120,
Wilmington, DE 19803, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail
at info@rl-legal.com, or at http://rigrodskylong.com/contact-us/.

On October 29, 2017, CalAtlantic entered into an agreement and
plan of merger (the "Merger Agreement") with Lennar.  Pursuant to
the terms of the Merger Agreement, shareholders of CalAtlantic
will receive 0.885 shares of Class A common stock of Lennar or
$48.26 in cash for each share of CalAtlantic they own (the
"Proposed Transaction").

Among other things, the Complaint alleges that, in an attempt to
secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction,
defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a Form S-4
Registration Statement (the "Registration Statement") filed with
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  The
Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement omits material
information with respect to, among other things, CalAtlantic's
and Lennar's financial projections and potential conflicts of
interest.  The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief
and damages on behalf of holders of CalAtlantic common stock.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court
no later than February 26, 2018.  A lead plaintiff is a
representative party acting on behalf of other class members in
directing the litigation.  Any member of the proposed class may
move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of
their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent
class member.

With offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City, New York,
Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. -- http://www.rigrodskylong.com--
regularly prosecutes securities fraud, shareholder corporate, and
shareholder derivative litigation on behalf of shareholders in
state and federal courts throughout the United States. [GN]


CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: Debt Collection Not Legal, "Leuis" Claims
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Gary Leuis, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Capital Management Services, L.P.,
the Defendant, Case No. 2:17-cv-05815-SJF-SIL, (E.D.N.Y., October
4, 2017), seeks redress for defendant's alleged violation of the
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The plaintiff's complaint alleges that the defendant, in an
attempt to collect from the plaintiff money for a defaulted loan
with Citibank, sent a debt collection letter to the plaintiff
that does not inform that based upon the contract the original
creditor was still assessing an interest on the account.  The
defendant's act violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,
the lawsuit says.  The collection letter fails to indicate
whether the alleged amount due is owed as principal, interest or
some other charge. Further, the collection letter fails to
indicate that the original creditor was still assessing interest
on the account and fails to state whether it is going to continue
to accumulate interest or to incur other costs. Thus, the
plaintiff for himself and on behalf of other similarly situated
persons alleges that he does not owe the debt or any debts to
Citibank and that the attempted collection was false, deceptive,
unfair and harassing and violated the FDCPA.

On Oct. 25, 2017, Capital Management filed its answer to the
Complaint.

An initial case conference was held before Judge Sandra J.
Feuerstein in Central Islip, N.Y., on Nov. 29.  A further status
conference was scheduled before Judge Feuerstein on Jan. 11.

The Initial Conference was initially scheduled to be held Feb. 5
but was advanced to Nov. 29.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Joseph Mauro, Esq.
     THE LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH MAURO, LLC
     306 McCall Ave.
     West Islip, NY 11795
     Telephone: (631) 669-0921

Capital Management Services is represented by:

     Aaron R Easley, Esq.
     SESSIONS FISHMAN NATHAN & ISRAEL LLC
     3 Cross Creek Drive
     Flemington, NJ 08822
     Telephone: (908) 237-1660
     Facsimile: (908) 237-1663
     E-mail: aeasley@sessions.legal


CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: Underpays Dispatchers, Geiger Claims
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Defendants Charter Communications, Inc., TWC Administration LLC,
Charter Communications, LLC, Spectrum Management Holding Company
LLC, removed the case captioned, Louis Geiger, Christina Gomez,
Amanda Haynes, Priscilla Escarcega and Gara Booten, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs,
v. Charter Communications, Inc.; Charter Communications, LLC;
Spectrum Management Holinding Company, LLC and TWC Administration
LLC, the Defendants, Case No. BC683546, (Cal. Sup. Ct., November
17, 2017), to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of
California and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-00158 on January 8,
2018.

On Jan. 12, the case was reassigned from Judge Christina A.
Snyder to Judge Dolly M. Gee for all further proceedings.

The case seeks to recover wages, damages, penalties, attorneys'
fees, litigation expenses and costs under the provisions of the
California Labor Code, Industrial Welfare Commission, the
California Business and Professional Code and the Private
Attorney General Act.

The Plaintiffs have worked for Defendants as dispatchers and were
not provided with compliant with statutorily mandated meal and
rest breaks, were not paid with legally mandated overtime and
waiting time wages, did not receive accurate itemized wage
statements and were not paid all wages earned and owed in a
timely manner. The Plaintiffs and the class members are non-
exempt employees.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     George P. Moschopoulos, Esq.
     THE LAW OFFICE OF GEORGE MOSCHOPOULOS, APC
     34197 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100
     Dana Point, CA 92629
     Telephone: (714) 904-1669
     Facsimile: (949) 272-0428
     Email: georgem@logmapc.com

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


CHEVRON PRODUCTS: March 22 Conference in Suit over Oil Fees
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Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton entered on Jan. 9 an order setting a
case management conference in the case, Donald E. Potter and
Phillip Novak, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Chevron Products Company d/b/a
Havoline Xpress Lube, the Defendant, Case No. 3:17-cv-06689-MEJ,
(N.D. Cal., November 11, 2017).

The Court held that the Joint Case Management Statement is due by
March 15, 2018.  The Initial Case Management Conference is set
for March 22, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor,
Oakland.

Judge Hamilton was assigned to the case in an order dated Jan. 8,
replacing Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

The case was initially reassigned to Judge Gonzalez Rogers
pursuant to a Jan. 5 order, replacing Magistrate Judge Maria-
Elena James.  According to the Jan. 5 order, the case "is
assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the
Courtroom Pilot Project."

Judge Gonzalez signed an Order of Recusal dated Jan. 8.

The complaint seeks damages based on the alleged deceptive and
unfair practices of add-on charges in connection with Defendant's
oil change services.  The complaint states that it is a
nationwide practice of the Defendant to repeatedly charged bogus
oil recycling or disposal fees and shop supply fees at its
Havoline Xpress Lube [HXL] Centers throughout the country
immediately after their vehicles' oil and filters were changed.
This wrongful practice resulted in overcharging each customer for
their oil change.  This practice continues. Plaintiffs had their
oil and filter changes at the Havoline Xpress Lube and were
presented with a standard invoices that includes charges that are
unlawful, unfair and deceptive. Claims for relief allege by the
Plaintiffs are Breach of Contract by Chevron, Breach of the
Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Unconscionability,
Unjust Enrichment, Negligence and Violation of California Unfair
Competition Law.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Donald K. Birner, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF DONALD K. BIRNER
     2613 Mayflower Dr.
     Pekin, IL 61554
     Telephone: (309) 642-1589
     Facsimile: (309) 925-5838
     Email: d.birner@comcast.net

Counsel for Defendant(s):

     Kapri Saunders, Esq.
     Robert Allan Mittelstaedt, Esq.
     Nathaniel Peardon Garrett, Esq.
     Jones Day
     555 California Street 26th Floor
     San Francisco, CA 94104
     Telephone: (415) 626-3939
     E-mail: ksaunders@jonesday.com
             ramittelstaedt@jonesday.com
             ngarrett@jonesday.com

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     Christopher J. Lovrien, Esq.
     Jones Day
     555 South Flower Street, 50th Floor
     Los Angeles, CA 90071-2300
     Telephone: (213) 489-3939
     Facsimile: (213) 243-2539
     E-mail: cjlovrien@jonesday.com


CLEANNET USA: "Castillo" Wage-and-Hour Suit Removed to N.D. Cal.
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The case, Luis Castillo, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Cleannet USA, Inc.; D&G
Enterprises, Inc. dba Cleannet of The Bay Area and Cleannet of
San Jose, Cleannet of Southern California, Inc.; Paqnet, Inc. dba
Cleannet of San Diego; FCDK, Inc. dba Cleannet of Sacramento and
Does 1 through 25, the Defendants, Case No. CGC-17-562611, (Cal.
Sup. Ct., November 21, 2017), was removed by the Defendants from
the San Francisco Superior Court to the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of California on Dec. 22, 2017.  The case
was assigned Case No. 17-cv-07277 and is pending before
Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero.

The Plaintiff brings the class action for wage and hours claims
on behalf of himself and a proposed class of similarly situated
individuals against the Defendants. In addition, the Plaintiff
brings claims of labor trafficking on behalf of himself a
proposed subclass of similarly situated individuals against the
Defendants. The Defendants, the lawsuit claims, intentionally
misclassified the Plaintiff and other class members as
independent contractors rather than employees and continues to
fail to meet the basic labor protections guaranteed to all
employees. The causes of actions allege in the complaint based on
Labor Code are failure to pay minimum wage, failure to pay
overtime wages, failure to pay off-duty meal periods, failure to
provide required rest periods, failure to indemnify employees,
unlawful deductions and failure to pay waiting time penalties.
The lawsuit also alleges violation of the Unfair Competition Law
and the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Monique Olivier, Esq.
     DUCKWORTH PETERS LEBOWITZ OLIVIER LLP
     100 Bush Street, Suite 1800
     San Francisco, CA 94104
     Telephone: (415) 433-0333
     Facsimile: (415) 449-6556
     Email: monique@dplolaw.com

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     Mana Barari, Esq.
     Carole Vigne, Esq.
     Henry Hewitt, Esq.
     LEGAL AID AT WORK
     180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
     San Francisco, CA 94104
     Telephone: (415) 864-8848
     Facsimile: (415) 593-0096
     Emails: mbarari@legalaidatwork.org
             cvigne@legalaidatwork.org
             hhewitt@legalaidatwork.org

Defendant(s) are represented by:

     Laura Emily Hayward, Esq.
     LITTLER MENDELSON
     333 Bush Street, 34th Floor
     San Francisco, CA 94104
     Telephone: (415) 677-3180
     Facsimile: (415) 743-6665
     E-mail: lhayward@littler.com


CLECO CORP: Court Decision in Merger Class Action Remanded
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Brooke Buford, writing for KALB, reports that the Third Circuit
Court of Appeal has reversed and remanded a Rapides Parish court
decision in a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs and shareholders
regarding the corporate buyout and merger of Cleco back in 2016.

In 2014, Australian investment banking firm Macquarie Group
announced that it agreed to buy Cleco Corp., headquartered in
Pineville, for nearly $5 billion.

Shortly thereafter, plaintiffs Helen Moore, Calvin Trahan and
Lawrence L'Herisson and shareholders in Cleco Corp. initiated a
class action lawsuit.  Some of the defendants included people
like Bruce Williamson, Cleco's Chief Executive Officer; Cleco's
Board of Directors; and Darren Olagues, Cleco's president at the
time.

The plaintiffs alleged that the company's Chief Executive Officer
engaged in "self dealing, acted in bad faith, and breached his
fiduciary duty of loyalty, good faith, and fair dealing to the
shareholders when he misled the board of directors to induce them
to push through the sale/merger of the corporation at an unfair
price."

The plaintiffs sought an injunction to prohibit the sale of the
company.  The defendants filed exceptions for no right and no
cause of action.  Ultimately, the plaintiffs attempt at an
injunction was denied and the deal was finalized in 2016.

They appealed.  The plaintiffs claimed there were three
assignments of error made in the Ninth Judicial Court in Rapides
Parish that originally heard the case.

The first error they said was that the district court erred when
it granted the exceptions of no right and no cause of action.
The plaintiffs said their matter only concerned whether or not
they had a right to bring their asserted claims.

The second error they said involved the court's findings that the
plaintiffs claims were "derivative in nature even though they
sought to remedy damages personally sustained rather than enforce
a right of the company."

The third error they said occurred when the court applied any
"res judicata" effects to the action as a result of the
regulatory proceeding before the Louisiana Public Service
Commission.

Ultimately, the Third Circuit found merit with the first error
that the plaintiffs brought up in the appeal, and as a result,
said that finding permits the second error that they brought up.
But, the Third Circuit refused to make a decision about the third
error because it said that it "relates to statements made by the
trial court in its reasons for judgement rather than the
judgement."

The Third Circuit handed the case back down to the trial court
for any further proceedings. [GN]


CONDOCERTS.COM: ICPA Document Fees Inflated, Ahrendt Complains
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Robert Ahrendt, individually and on behalf of all other persons
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Condocerts.com, the
Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-08418, (N.D. Ill., November 20,
2017), seeks redress for Defendant's willful violation of
consumer protection laws.

The class action stems from Defendant's unlawful and unreasonable
fees for access to the Illinois Condominium Property Act
Documents as required by a condominium reseller. The Plaintiff
was able to access the required ICPA documents via Defendant's
website by paying inflated fees or charges.  Plaintiff brings the
class action for himself and on behalf of other similarly
situated persons to recover the fees paid unlawfully charged.

According to the docket entry dated Nov. 22, the case has been
assigned to the calendar of the Honorable John Robert Blakey.
Pursuant to General Order 17-0005, this case falls within the
Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Project, and the
"Standing Order in MIDP Cases" now governs the conduct of the
litigants in this matter. Under the MIDP, this Court shall
enforce the MIDP Standing Order via the Court's inherent
authority (including the contempt of court power) and the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure. Consequently, both the parties and
their attorneys are hereby ordered to review and fully comply
with the MIDP Standing Order.

The parties are further advised that in light of the MIDP's
intended goal of reducing the traditional cost and delay of
federal civil litigation, this Court will not grant routine
motions for extensions of time to meet the deadlines imposed by
the MIDP Standing Order (even agreed motions made jointly by the
parties). During the course of the litigation, the attorneys must
also appear at all hearing dates set by the Court or noticed by
the parties. If an attorney has a conflict with a set court date,
the attorney must notify Judge Blakey's Courtroom Deputy, Gloria
Lewis, at (312) 818-6699. If appropriate, the Court will then
reset the matter. Advising opposing counsel of a scheduling
conflict is not a substitute for communicating directly with the
Court. The litigants are further ordered to review and fully
comply with all of this Court's own standing orders, which are
available on Judge Blakey's information page on the Court's
official website: http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/.

An initial status conference was set for Jan. 4, 2018, to discuss
the MIDP and ask the parties questions to verify that they have
reviewed and complied with the MIDP Standing Order.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     James X. Bormes, Esq.
     Catherine P. Sons, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF JAMES X. BORMES, P.C.
     8 South Michigan Ave. Suite 2600
     Chicago, IL 60603
     Telephone: (312) 201-0575
     Facsimile: (312) 332-0600
     Email: jxbormes@bormeslaw.com
     Email: cpsons@bormeslaw.com

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     Karnig S. Kerkonian, Esq.
     Elizabeth M. Al-Dajani, Esq.
     KERKONIAN DAJANI LLC
     1555 Sherman Avenue, Suite 344
     Evanston, IL 60201
     Telephone: (312) 416-6180
     Facsimile: (312) 604-7815
     Email: kkerkonian@kerkoniandajani.com
     Email: ealdajani@kerkoniandajani.com

          - and -

     Kasif Khowaja, Esq.
     THE KHOWAJA LAW FIRM, LLC
     70 East Lake St. Suite 1220
     Chicago, IL 60601
     Telephone: (312) 356-3200
     Facsimile: (312) 386-5800
     Email: kasif@khowajalaw.com


CREDIT COLLECTION: Class Certification Sought in "Schneider" Suit
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Mary Schneider moves the Court to certify the class described in
the complaint of the lawsuit styled MARY SCHNEIDER, Individually
and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. CREDIT
COLLECTION SERVICES, INC., Case No. 2:17-cv-01736-WED (E.D.
Wisc.), and further asks that the Court both stay the motion for
class certification and to grant the Plaintiff (and the
Defendant) relief from the Local Rules setting automatic briefing
schedules and requiring briefs and supporting material to be
filed with the Motion.

Dicta in the Supreme Court's decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v.
Gomez, left open the possibility that a defendant facing a class
action complaint could moot a class representative's case by
depositing funds equal to or in excess of the maximum value of
the plaintiff's individual claim with the court and having the
court enter judgment in the plaintiff's favor prior to the filing
of a class certification motion, the Plaintiff asserts, citing
Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 136 S. Ct. 663, 672 (2016).

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit instructed plaintiffs to file a certification motion with
the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing on the
certification motion.  Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891,
896 (7th Cir. 2011), overruled on other grounds, Chapman v. First
Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th Cir. 2015) ("The pendency of
that motion [for class certification] protects a putative class
from attempts to buy off the named plaintiffs.").

While the Seventh Circuit has held that the specific procedure
described in Campbell-Ewald cannot force the individual
settlement of a class representative's claims, the same decision
cautions that other methods may prevent a plaintiff from
representing a class, Ms. Schneider tells the Court, citing
Fulton Dental, LLC v. Bisco, Inc., No. 16-3574, 2017 U.S. App.
LEXIS 10839 *9-10 (7th Cir. June 20, 2017).  The Plaintiff
asserts that one defendant has attempted a similar tactic by
sending a certified check to the proposed class representative.
Bonin v. CBS Radio, Inc., No. 16-cv-674-CNC (E.D. Wis.); see also
Severns v. Eastern Account Systems of Connecticut, Inc., Case No.
15-cv-1168, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23164 (E.D. Wis. Feb. 24,
2016).

Ms. Schneider says that she is obligated to move for class
certification to protect the interests of the putative class.

As the Motion to certify a class is a placeholder motion as
described in Damasco, the parties and the Court should not be
burdened with unnecessary paperwork and the resulting expense
when short motion to certify and stay should suffice until an
amended motion is filed, Ms. Schneider contends.

Ms. Schneider also asks to be appointed as class representative,
and for the appointment of Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP, as class
counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=u1r9O4HN

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          John D. Blythin, Esq.
          Mark A. Eldridge, Esq.
          Jesse Fruchter, Esq.
          Ben J. Slatky, Esq.
          ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP
          3620 East Layton Avenue
          Cudahy, WI 53110
          Telephone: (414) 482-8000
          Facsimile: (414) 482-8001
          E-mail: jblythin@ademilaw.com
                  meldridge@ademilaw.com
                  jfruchter@ademilaw.com
                  bslatky@ademilaw.com


CYPRESS SECURITY: May 11 Case Management Conference in "Aslam"
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A class action has been filed against Cypress Security LLC in
Sacramento, California.  The case is titled as Navid Aslam,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. Cypress Security LLC and Does 1-100, the Defendant,
Case No. 34-2017-00220143-CU-OE-GDS, (Cal. Sup. Ct., October 4,
2017).  The case is assigned to Department 35.

According to a Dec. 4, 2017 docket entry, a Case Management
Conference is scheduled for May 11, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at Gordon
D Schaber Courthouse.

According to a Dec. 11, 2017 docket entry, a hearing was
scheduled for Jan. 12 at 2:00 p.m. to consider a Motion to File
Amended Complaint. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Galen T Shimoda, Esq.
     SHIMODA LAW CORP
     9401 East Stockton Blvd., Suite 200
     Elk Grove, CA 95624
     Tel: (916) 525-0716


DICKINSON, ND: Property Owner Raises Funds for Class Action
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Brandon Summers, writing for The Dickinson Press, reports that
Dickinson property owner Carlos Royal has launched a GoFundMe
page to raise funds for a potential class action lawsuit against
the city of Dickinson.

Mr. Royal is attempting to raise $50,000 to challenge the city's
tax assessment process on behalf of "all the property owners in
Dickinson who have over-assessed properties."

Mr. Royal confronted city and county commissioners throughout
2017, arguing that his properties, and Dickinson motels and
apartments, are being over-assessed.

"They raised the taxes during the oil boom, but they started
overbuilding apartments and the apartments started to crash in
2013.  Their peak year was 2013.  That means apartments have been
on the downturn," Mr. Royal said.  "Rents are off 75 percent, but
taxes have only dropped 17 percent."

The assessments are "way over line," Mr. Royal said, by as much
as 300 percent.

"I own a property called Park Place in Dickinson," he said.  "The
property right around the corner, absolutely identical to mine,
built by the same builder, the same year, everything "Years ago,
that property sold for $360,000 and the assessor's telling me
mine's worth $750,000."

The current assessments on his properties have affected him
negatively, Mr. Royal said.

"My income is diminishing.  I went from having income to, like
with this property, no income," he said.  "Fortunately I own some
other properties and properties in other states, but if that was
the only property I owned I would be destitute as the city walked
off with $7,000."

Mr. Royal took umbrage at the city's abatement hearing process,
calling it "a joke."

"The hearing's fixed," he said.  "I presented independent
appraisals and they just ignore it.  They say the assessor's
right and he's wrong.  Period."

Many more, Mr. Royal said, are also being burdened by unfair
assessments.

"Over 100 people have filed for abatements in Dickinson," he
said.  "That means they've questioned the value, and 100 percent
of them have been turned down.  That's not even statistically
possible that the assessor is 100 percent accurate in every case.
The fix is in!"

A "tax revolt," Mr. Royal said, and class action suit are the
only ways to be heard.

"You don't get a fair hearing in Dickinson," he said.  "I went to
the city.  I went to the county. I presented appraisals.  I
presented income and expenses. I presented comparable sales.  And
the first words out of the commissioner's mouth was, 'I request
Mr. Royal's petition be denied.' "

The law is clear, Royal said.

"My properties, all properties, are to be listed on the tax rolls
at their fair market value," he said.  "They're trying to tell me
a property that produces no income, zero, is worth $700,000 in
Dickinson and people are running down to buy them.  That's just
hogwash!"

Since launching the page on Dec. 23, Mr. Royal has not received
any donations.  If he is unable to raise the funds, he said he
will proceed with a lawsuit anyway.

"I'm going forward.  It just depends on how big a case does it
become," he said.  "Does it become a big class action suit with a
whole lot of people, or just Carlos Royal out there, fighting?"

Mr. Royal is optimistic a lawsuit would be successful.

"There is no question.  If we can get to an impartial judge or an
impartial hearing that they will change my assessed values," he
said.  "I have no doubt about it."

More information can be found at Royal's GoFundMe page:
https://www.gofundme.com/real-estate-tax-assessment-revolt.  [GN]


DOLLAR FIESTA: "Portillo" Suit Seeks to Recover OT Pay Under FLSA
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ANA PORTILLO, Individually and Behalf of All Others Similarly
Situated v. DOLLAR FIESTA, LLC; MADISON ENTERPRISES, LLC; SUPER
DOLLAR, LLC; and KARIM NOORUDDIN, Case No. 4:17-cv-03649 (S.D.
Tex., December 1, 2017), seeks to recover alleged unpaid overtime
wages and damages from an on the job injury pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Dollar Fiesta, LLC, Madison Enterprises, LLC, and Super Dollar,
LLC, are Texas limited liability companies.  Karim Nooruddin is
the registered agent of the Defendant Corporations.  The
Defendants owned, managed, controlled and operated several dollar
stores across Texas, including cities such as Houston, Dallas,
San Antonio, and Austin.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Melissa Moore, Esq.
          Curt Hesse, Esq.
          Bridget Davidson, Esq.
          MOORE & ASSOCIATES
          Lyric Center
          440 Louisiana Street, Suite 675
          Houston, TX 77002
          Telephone: (713) 222-6775
          Facsimile: (713) 222-6739
          E-mail: melissa@mooreandassociates.net
                  curt@mooreandassociates.net


DSA MANAGEMENT: Jackson Drops Wages Suit in State Court
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The case, Antoine D. Jackson, individually and on behalf of other
similarly situated employees, the Plaintiff, v. DSA Management
Co., Inc. and Howard Lifshitz, the Defendants, Case No.
64270271, (Fla. Cir., Miami Dade County, November 16, 2017), has
been dismissed, according to a request for voluntary dismissal
dated Jan. 2, 2018.

The case seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages with liquidated
damages, attorneys' fees and costs based on the Fair Labor
Standards Act and Whistleblower's Act of Florida.

The Plaintiff commenced employment with Defendants as a non-
exempt superintendent on or about April 2017. The Plaintiff
entered into a verbal agreement with Defendants in which
Defendants was supposed to cover Plaintiff's monthly rent plus to
compensate the Plaintiff at three hundred dollars weekly for
hours worked. However, the Defendants failed to pay the agreed
weekly amount and further failed to pay the all hours worked of
the Plaintiff. Hence, the Plaintiff for himself and all other
similarly situated employees alleges wage and hour federal
statutory violations and retaliation. The Defendants' termination
of Plaintiff's employment was directly and proximately caused by
the Defendant's unjustified retaliation for Plaintiff's
objections to illegal activities.

There is a pending federal court lawsuit involving most of the
parties.  That case is captioned, Jackson v. DSA Management Co.,
Inc. et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-23615 (S.D. Fla., October 3, 2017).
A Settlement Conference has been set for March 7, 2018, before
Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres at the James Lawrence King
Federal Justice Building, 99 NE 4th Street, 10th Floor -
Courtroom 5, Miami, FL 33132.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Jason S. Remer, Esq.
     Brody M. Shulman, Esq.
     REMER & GEORGES-PiERRE, PLLC
     44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
     Miami, FL 33130
     Telephone: (305) 416-5000
     Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
     Email:jremer@rgpattomeys.com

DSA Management Co., Inc., is represented by:

     Harley Joseph Storrings, Esq.
     Storrings Law
     10100 West Sample Road, Suite 300
     Coral Springs, FL 33065
     Telephone: (954) 302-7148
     Facsimile: Fax: (954) 358-4064
     E-mail: harley@storringslaw.com


EAST WEST TEA: Mislabels Tea Products, "Cohen" Suit Claims
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Sydney Cohen, individually for herself and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. East West Tea
Company, LLC and Does 1 to 50, the Defendant, Case No. 3:17-cv-
02339-JLS-BLM (S.D. Calif., November 17, 2017), seeks damages,
restitution and injunctive relief including costs and attorney's
fees for Defendant's alleged violation of the Unfair Competition
Law, False Advertising Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act and
Breach of Express Warranty.

The complaint states that the Defendant manufactures,
distributes, markets, and sells a tea varietal, called Yogi Green
Tea Kombucha in which the Defendant represents on its packaging
that the Kombucha Products are comprised of a proprietary blend
of herbs containing, among other ingredients, "Organic Kombucha."
However, Defendant's advertising and marketing campaign was
false, deceptive, and misleading because the Kombucha Products
did not contain any "Organic Kombucha" in its tea bags. In other
words, Defendant advertises and sells its tea as containing
"Organic Kombucha," when in fact, it is simply not possible that
it contains any kombucha, or alternatively, is pasteurized,
resulting in the destruction of any potential probiotic value
once heated and prepared for consumption. Hence, Plaintiff for
herself and on behalf of all other similarly situated persons
brings the class action for Defendant's violation of Unfair
Competition Law, violation of False Advertising Law, violation of
the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Breach of Express Warranty.

East West Tea Company privately owns and operates a tea company
that prides itself with providing consumers with healthy, natural
and organic teas nationwide.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Todd D. Carpenter, Esq.
     Brittany C. Casola, Esq.
     CARLSON LYNCH SWEET KILPELA & CARPENTER, LLP
     1350 Columbia Street, Suite 603
     San Diego, CA 92101
     Telephone: (619) 762-1900
     Facsimile: (619) 756-6991
     Email: tcarpenter@carlsonlynch.com
     Email: bcasola@carlsonlynch.com


EXACTECH INC: Faces Class Action Over Securities Law Violations
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Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique securities class action law
firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, on Dec. 27
disclosed that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed
by another law firm on behalf of shareholders of Exactech, Inc.
("Exactech" or the "Company") for possible corporate misconduct
and violations of federal securities laws.

A copy of the complaint is available from the Court or from
Andrews & Springer LLC.  If you currently own shares of Exactech
and want to receive additional information and protect your
investments free of charge, please visit us at
http://www.andrewsspringer.com/cases-investigations/exactech-
class-action-investigation/ or contact Craig J. Springer, Esq. at
cspringer@andrewsspringer.com, or call toll free at 1-800-423-
6013. You may also follow us on LinkedIn --
www.linkedin.com/company/andrews-&-springer-llc, Twitter --
www.twitter.com/AndrewsSpringer or Facebook --
www.facebook.com/AndrewsSpringer for future updates.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A
CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU
RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO
NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE.

On December 4, 2017, the two parties announced the signing of an
amended merger agreement pursuant to which TPG will acquire
Exactech in a merger in a deal worth $737 million (the "Merger").
As a result of the Merger, Exactech shareholders are only
anticipated to receive $49.25 per share in cash in exchange for
each share of Exactech.

An Exactech shareholder represented by another law firm has filed
a class action complaint against Exactech for federal securities
violations.  The complaint was filed in the United States
District Court, Northern District of Florida, Case No. 1:17-cv-
00303-MW-GRJ.

According to the lawsuit, on December 4, 2017, defendants filed a
preliminary proxy statement (the "Proxy") with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with the
Merger.

The Proxy omits material information with respect to the Merger,
which renders the Proxy false and misleading.  Accordingly,
plaintiff alleges herein that defendants violated Sections 14(a)
and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "1934 Act")
in connection with the Proxy, and that the close of the Merger
should be enjoined until defendants disclose more information to
stockholders.

If you own shares of Exactech and want to receive additional
information and protect your investments free of charge, please
visit us at http://www.andrewsspringer.com/cases-
investigations/exactech-class-action-investigation/ or contact
Craig J. Springer, Esq. at cspringer@andrewsspringer.com, or call
toll free at 1-800-423-6013.  You may also follow us on LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/company/andrews-&-springer-llc, Twitter --
www.twitter.com/AndrewsSpringer or Facebook --
www.facebook.com/AndrewsSpringer for future updates.

Andrews & Springer -- http://www.andrewsspringer.com-- is a
boutique securities class action law firm representing
shareholders nationwide who are victims of securities fraud,
breaches of fiduciary duty or corporate misconduct. [GN]


FIRST NATIONAL: "Jackson" Plaintiffs May Seek Default Judgment
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A class action has been filed against First National Collection
Bureau, Inc.  The case is titled as Yolanda Jackson, individually
and on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. First National Collection Bureau, Inc. and Pinnacle
Credit Services, LLC, the Defendants, Case No. 2:17-cv-07891-MCA-
SCM, (D.N.J., October 4, 2017).[BN]

Judge Madeline Cox Arleo held in a Jan. 9, 2018, order that: "Our
records indicate that a proof of service has been filed in this
civil action and that the time for defendants to Answer has
expired. You are hereby directed to move this civil action, by
requesting that default be entered or submitting an extension to
answer out of time, within ten (10) days from the date hereof.
Should you fail to do so, this action shall be listed for
dismissal on January 26, 2018."

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Ryan Leyland Gentile, Esq.
     LAW OFFICES OF GUS MICHAEL FARINELLA PC
     110 Jericho Turnpike-Suite 100
     Floral Park, NY 11001
     Telephone: (201) 873-7675
     Email: rlg@lawgmf.com


FORSTER & GARBUS: Class and Two Subclasses Certified in "Winslow"
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U.S. Magistrate Judge Anne Y. Shields granted the Plaintiff's
motion for class certification under Rules 23(b)(2) and (3) of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the lawsuit captioned
BARBARA WINSLOW, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated v. FORSTER & GARBUS, LLP, RONALD FORSTER, Esq. and MARK
GARBUS, Esq., Case No. CV 15-2996 (AYS) (E.D.N.Y.).

The action is commenced by Plaintiff Barbara Winslow pursuant to
the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Section 349 of the New
York State General Business Law.  Ms. Winslow sought to represent
these class and two subclasses:

   a. The Class:

        i. Natural persons;

       ii. Who were sued by National Collegiate Student Loan
           Trust 2005 ("National Collegiate");

      iii. In a New York state court consumer collection action;

       iv. In an action in which F&G represented National
           Collegiate;

        v. And in which the Complaint states that (a) "Plaintiff
           is authorized to proceed with this actions" and/or
           (b)"Plaintiff is the original creditor."

   b. The FDCPA Subclass:

        i. All those who meet the class criteria set forth in the
           class description above and who, in addition, were
           sent the said complaint within one year of the
           initiation of the instant class action; and

   c. The NYGBL Section 349 Subclass:

        i. All those who meet the class criteria set forth in the
           class description above and who, in addition, were
           sent the said complaint within three years of the
           initiation of the instant class action.

According to the Court's memorandum and order, the statement as
to the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3, a Delaware
Statutory Trust's "original creditor" status violated both the
FDCPA and Section 349 as a matter of law.

Judge Shields also denied in all respects the Defendants' motion
for summary judgment.

Judge Shields ruled that the motion for summary judgment is
denied, without prejudice, with respect to statements as to the
Trust's "authorization" to proceed with its state court action.
The motion for summary judgment is denied, without prejudice, as
to the liability of the Individual Defendants, and the motion for
summary judgment on the ground of abstention is denied with
prejudice.

Counsel shall appear before the Court for an in person status
conference on January 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

A copy of the Memorandum and Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=U3EEjV23


GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES: Investors File Securities Class Action
-----------------------------------------------------------
Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP on Dec. 27
disclosed that investors filed a securities class action
complaint against Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNCA) on
behalf of all purchasers of Genocea securities between August 4,
2016 and September 25, 2017, for alleged violations of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by Genocea's officers and
directors.  Genocea is a biopharmaceutical company that develops
T cell-directed vaccines and immunotherapies to treat infectious
diseases and cancer.

View this information on the law firm's Shareholder Rights Blog:
www.robbinsarroyo.com/genocea-biosciences-inc-dec-2017

Genocea Accused of Misleading Shareholders Regarding its Clinical
Trials

According to the complaint, Genocea's genital herpes
immunotherapy product GEN-003 was the company's lead product
candidate until September 26, 2017.  Prior to this date, Genocea
touted the viability of GEN-003, calling it the "first-ever
therapeutic vaccine for a chronic infection and the first advance
in the treatment of genital herpes in more than 20 years," and
repeatedly stated that GEN-003's phase 3 trial was to commence in
the fourth quarter of 2017.  Genocea also continually assured the
investing public that the company had the funds "sufficient to
support operating expenses, capital expenditures requirements,
and debt obligations into the first quarter 2018," and as late as
May 5, 2017, stated it had the "ability to modify its operating
plans in order to fund operations through at least one year from
the issue of this quarterly report."  However, contrary to these
statements, on September 25, 2017, Genocea announced that it was
ceasing GEN-003 spending and activities and reducing its
workforce by approximately 40 percent.  On this news, Genocea's
stock fell over $4.00 per share, or nearly 76.5%, to close at
$1.25 per share on September 26, 2017.

Genocea Shareholders Have Legal Options

For more information about your rights and potential remedies,
contact attorney Leonid Kandinov at (800) 350-6003,
LKandinov@robbinsarroyo.com or via the shareholder information
form on the firm's website.

Robbins Arroyo LLP --http://www.robbinsarroyo.com-- is a
shareholder rights law firm.  The firm represents individual and
institutional investors in shareholder derivative and securities
class action lawsuits, and has helped its clients realize more
than $1 billion of value for themselves and the companies in
which they have invested. [GN]


GLOBAL INNOVATIVE: Alleges Racial Discrimination, Spencer Claims
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Ralph Spencer, the Plaintiff, v. Global Innovative Group, LLC,
doing business as Gigretail; T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Akmol
Hussain, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-07604-PGG, (S.D.N.Y.,
October 4, 2017), seeks damages to redress the injuries he
suffered as a result of being discriminated against by his
employer on the basis of his race, color and nation of origin,
together with retaliation and unlawful termination.

The complaint states that on or around June 1, 2016, the
Plaintiff began to work for Defendants and over the course of his
employment he was subjected to numerous acts of discrimination
and retaliation because of his race and nation of origin.
Plaintiff states that on one occasion, he overheard on the phone
his Supervisor Hussain referring him as "Nigger".  Defendant
Hussain was told by the plaintiff about it but Hussain failed to
apologize for his racist and defamatory language.  Later on, the
Defendants retaliated against the Plaintiff by unlawfully
suspending his employment.  Plaintiff was suspended for
expressing his reasonable opposition to the unlawful conduct and
comments made by his Supervisor Hussain. Further, the Plaintiff
was terminated because of his opposition to Defendants unlawful
practices.  Plaintiff states that the Defendants retaliated
against him because of Plaintiff's race, color, and national
origin. The causes of action against the defendants includes
discrimination and retaliation under Federal Law 42 U.S.C.
Section 1981.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Caroline Hope Miller, Esq.
     DEREK SMITH LAW GROUP, PLLC
     1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1601
     Philadelphia, PA 19103
     Telephone: (215) 391-4790


GLOBAL DIGITAL: "Hull" Class Action Dismissed
---------------------------------------------
Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (OTC:GDSI), a company that is
positioning itself as a leader in comprehensive security and
technology solutions, on Dec. 27 disclosed that it has reached a
settlement agreement with Power Up Lending Group, Ltd.  The
principal balance plus accrued interest was approximately
$109,303.  The loan has been in default for several months, and
Power Up had received a default judgment against the company on
or about August 11, 2017.  The note and subsequent default has
been settled for the sum of $90,000, payable in 4 installments;
the first installment is due on January 2, 2017 and the last
installment is due April 16, 2017.  The first installment of
$30,000 has been paid as of December 22, 2017.

The Company also is reporting that the class action lawsuit known
as Hull vs. Global Digital Solutions, Inc. and certain of its
officers and directors has been dismissed as of approximately
December 19th, 2017.

William J. Delgado, GDSI's CEO, commented, "I am very happy to
report this news.  Although we had reached a tentative agreement
with Power Up around August 30, 2017, we were unable until now to
finalize this agreement.  This is a full release of not only
GDSI, but also our subsidiary, North American Custom Specialty
Vehicles (NACSV).  In addition, I am also very happy to report
the granting of the Motion for Dismissal coming from the court in
New Jersey concerning the class action against the Company.  Our
legal team has spent a substantial amount of time and money
researching and defending this case.  I am very pleased with the
outcome.  I would also like to report that we are continuing to
work on the 12/31/2015 Form 10K.  These are important steps in
getting the Company competitive again."

           About Global Digital Solutions, Inc.

Global Digital Solutions -- http://www.gdsi.co-- is positioning
itself as a leader in providing comprehensive security and
technology solutions.  On June 16, 2014, GDSI completed its
acquisition of North American Custom Specialty Vehicles (NACSV),
a leading builder of mobile command/communications and specialty
vehicles for emergency management, first responders, national
security, and law enforcement operations. [GN]


GOOGLE LLC: Adtrader Sues Over Unrealized Ad Revenue
----------------------------------------------------
Adtrader, Inc. Plaintiff, v. Google LLC, Defendant, Case No. 17-
7082 (N.D. Cal., December 13, 2017), is a class action that seeks
compensatory, special, treble and punitive damages, declaratory
relief, restitution, permanent injunction, prejudgment interest,
attorney's fees and costs and such other and further relief as
the Court deems just and proper.

Google allegedly failed to honor its commitment to pay AdTrader
for the ad revenue that Google received from placing its ads on
AdTrader's publishers' websites through the DoubleClick Ad
Exchange. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Randolph Gaw, Esq.
      Mark Poe, Esq.
      Victor Meng, Esq.
      Samuel Song, Esq.
      GAW POE LLP
      4 Embarcadero, Suite 1400
      San Francisco, CA 94111
      Telephone: (415) 766-7451
      Facsimile: (415) 737-0642
      Email: rgaw@gawpoe.com
             mpoe@gawpoe.com
             vmeng@gawpoe.com
             ssong@gawpoe.com


GOTHAM PIZZA: Feb. 23 Initial Conference in "Sapon" Wages Suit
--------------------------------------------------------------
Felipe Gerardo Sapon Sapon, Jordan Sapon Sapon, Esteban Sapon
Sapon, Francisco Quino and Marvin Yoenel Salvador Ajcet, on
behalf of themselves and those similarly situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. 144 Ninth Gotham Pizza, Inc. d/b/a Gotham Pizza;
852 Eighth Gotham Pizza Inc. d/b/a Gotham Pizza; Michael
Shamailov and Lana Shamailov, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-
08982, (S.D.N.Y., November 16, 2017), alleges that Defendants
have deprived the Plaintiffs and their co-workers of minimum
wage, overtime pay and spread of hours premium. Also, the
Defendants have unlawfully withheld tips from the Plaintiffs.
Further, the Defendants have violated the notice and record
keeping requirements. Thus, Plaintiffs bring the class action to
seek redress for Defendants' pattern of wage theft against its
employees.

An Initial Pretrial Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 23,
2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 15B, 500 Pearl Street, New York,
NY 10007 before Judge Denise L. Cote.

The case has been deemed associated to Case No. 1:15-cv-04069-
DLC-SN.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Ria Julien, Esq.
     MIRER MAZZOCCHI JULIEN & CHICKEDANTZ, PLLC
     150 Broadway, 12th Floor
     New York, NY 10038
     Telephone: (212) 231-2235
     Email: rjulien@mmsjlaw.com


GRADE A: Court Denies Class Cert. Bid in "de Leon" Suit
-------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. James D. Peterson entered an opinion & order in the
lawsuit captioned GABRIEL DE LEON, RAMON PENA, JOSE LUIS RAMIREZ,
On behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v.
GRADE A CONSTRUCTION, INC., Case No. 3:16-cv-00348-jdp (W.D.
Wisc.):

   1. denying the motion for class certification filed by
      Plaintiffs Gabriel De Leon and Ramon Pena;

   2. denying the motion for class certification filed by
      Plaintiff Jose Luis Ramirez;

   3. granting Defendant Grade A Construction Inc.'s motion to
      decertify both of the Plaintiffs' collective actions under
      the Fair Labor Standards Act;

   4. denying without prejudice the Plaintiffs' motion for
      partial summary judgment;

   5. denying without prejudice Grade A's motion for partial
      summary judgment;

   6. denying as moot Grade A's motion to strike as untimely the
      notice of consent filed by Jose Medina Coronado;

   7. denying as moot Grade A's motion for leave to file an
      untimely set of proposed findings of fact;

   8. denying as moot Plaintiffs' motion to strike those proposed
      findings of fact; and

   9. granting the Plaintiffs' motion to continue the trial date.

The Court concludes that class certification is not appropriate
in this case because the Plaintiffs have failed to show that
their proposed class is so numerous that joinder of all members
is impracticable.

The Plaintiffs had until January 16, 2018, to file an amended
complaint for the purpose of adding or dropping parties.

No later than February 14, 2018, the parties should submit a
joint report to the court on the question whether additional
discovery is needed or whether the case may proceed directly to
dispositive motions, along with a proposed schedule, according to
the Opinion & Order.  If the parties cannot agree, the Court
says, they may submit separate reports.

Once the Court receives the parties' input, the court will set a
new schedule for the remainder of the case.

A copy of the Opinion & Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=XDA7gW29


GUITA CONSTRUCTION: Fails to Pay Proper Overtime, Cabrera Claims
----------------------------------------------------------------
VICTOR R. RUBI CABRERA, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. GUITA CONSTRUCTION CORP. (d/b/a GUITA
CONSTRUCTION), FELIX CONSTRUCTION CORP. (d/b/a FELIX
CONSTRUCTION), and JOSE FELIX GOMES, Case No. 1:17-cv-09462
(S.D.N.Y., December 1, 2017), alleges that the Plaintiff has
worked for the Defendants in excess of 40 hours per week, without
appropriate compensation for the hours over 40 per week that he
worked.

Guita Construction Corp. and Felix Construction Corp. are
corporations organized and existing under the laws of the state
of New Jersey and headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.  Jose
Felix Gomes is an owner, officer or agent of the Defendant
Corporations.

The Defendants own, operate and control a construction company
under the names "Guita Construction" and "Felix
Construction."[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Michael Faillace, Esq.
          MICHAEL FAILLACE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
          60 East 42nd Street, Suite 4510
          New York, NY 10165
          Telephone: (212) 317-1200
          Facsimile: (212) 317-1620
          E-mail: Michael@Faillacelaw.com


H & M HENNES: Lao Seeks to Certify Class & Subclasses of Workers
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit captioned SER LAO, as an individual
and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. H & M HENNES &
MAURITZ, L.P., a New York limited partnership; and DOES 1 through
50, inclusive, Case No. 5:16-cv-00333-EJD (N.D. Cal.), moves the
Court for an order:

   1. determining that a class action is proper as to the First,
      Second, Third, Sixth, and Eighth Causes of Action contained
      in the Class Action Complaint pursuant to Rule 23 of the
      Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;

   2. determining that class treatment is appropriate under
      Rule 23(b)(3);

   3. certifying the following Class and Subclasses:

      a. All current and former non-exempt retail store employees
         who were employed by Defendants in the State of
         California at any time from December 11, 2011, through
         the present (the "Class");

      b. All former employees who were employed by Defendants in
         the State of California at any time from December 11,
         2012, through the present, who during their employment
         received their normal payroll wages through check or
         direct deposit, but upon their separation of employment
         received their terminating wages in the form of a Money
         Network ATM Paycard. (the "Money Network Paycard
         Class"); and

      c. All current and former non-exempt retail store employees
         who received non-discretionary incentive pay and worked
         overtime in the same pay period at any time from
         December 11, 2014, through the present, such that the
         employee received an overtime recalculation, and
         received a wage statement (the "Overtime Recalculation
         Wage Statement Class");

   4. finding Plaintiff Ser Lao to be an adequate representative
      and certifying him as the class representative; and

   5. finding Plaintiff's counsel and their respective firms,
      namely Larry W. Lee, Esq., and Kristen M. Agnew, Esq., of
      Diversity Law Group, P.C., Dennis S. Hyun, Esq., of Hyun
      Legal, APC, and William L. Marder, Esq., of Polaris Law
      Group LLP as adequate class counsel and certifying them as
      class counsel.

The Court will commence a hearing on May 17, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.,
to consider the Motion.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=5k3Jj8Qi

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Larry W. Lee, Esq.
          Kristen M. Agnew, Esq.
          DIVERSITY LAW GROUP, P.C.
          515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1250
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 488-6555
          Facsimile: (213) 488-6554
          E-mail: lwlee@diversitylaw.com
                  kagnew@diversitylaw.com

               - and -

          William L. Marder, Esq.
          POLARIS LAW GROUP LLP
          501 San Benito Street, Suite 200
          Hollister, CA 95023
          Telephone: (831) 531-4214
          Facsimile: (831) 634-0333
          E-mail: bill@polarislawgroup.com

               - and -

          Dennis S. Hyun, Esq.
          HYUN LEGAL, APC
          515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1250
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (213) 488-6555
          Facsimile: (213) 488-6554
          E-mail: dhyun@hyunlegal.com


HERBALIFE INT'L: Files Motion to Dismiss Florida Class Action
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Richard Craver, writing for Winston-Salem Journal, reports that
Herbalife moves to stop potential lawsuit Herbalife Ltd. and at
least 43 individual defendants filed on Dec. 22 separate motions
to dismiss a proposed federal class-action lawsuit filed in
Florida.

The plaintiffs sued on Sept. 18, making claims under the federal
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, or RICO,
related to Herbalife live sales events.

The complaint says there could be thousands of potential class-
action plaintiffs who have spent thousands of dollars attending
the events and "have received no benefit from doing so, despite
defendants' constant barrage of guarantees to the contrary."

The focus of the complaint is the "Circle of Success" events that
the plaintiffs claim was not touched on by the Federal Trade
Commission in its $200 million settlement with Herbalife related
to its business practices.

Herbalife and the individual defendants said in their motions
that the plaintiffs overall have failed to state an actionable
claim.  Both groups also say some plaintiffs agreed to
participate in a $15 million class-action settlement in May 2015
involving Herbalife vs. five former distributors who claimed the
company operates a pyramid scheme and misled participants about
how much money they realistically could make.

Herbalife celebrated Dec. 19 its fifth year in Winston-Salem,
where it has more than 750 employees at its East Coast production
plant. [GN]


HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY: Answer to "Delacruz" Suit Due Feb. 9
--------------------------------------------------------
A class action has been filed against Hofstra University.  The
case is styled as Emanuel Delacruz, on behalf of all other
persons similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Hofstra University,
the Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-07566-LTS, (S.D.N.Y., October 4,
2017).  The case is assigned to Judge Laura Taylor Swain.

Judge Henry B. Pitman on Jan. 12, 2018, entered an order
extending until Feb. 9, 2018, the Defendant's time to answer,
move or otherwise, respond to the complaint. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Dana Lauren Gottlieb, Esq.
     GOTTLIEB & ASSOCIATES
     150 East 18th Street Suite OHR
     New York, NY 10003
     Telephone: (917) 796-7437
     Facsimile: (212) 982-6284
     Email: danalgottlieb@aol.com


HOUSLANGER AND ASSOCIATES: "Sanders" FDCPA Suit Underway
--------------------------------------------------------
Ramel Sanders and Antero Sarreal, on behalf of themselves and all
others similarly situated, the Plaintiffs, v. Houslanger and
Associates, PLLC; Todd E. Houslanger; Virgo Capital, LLC;
Aquarius Capital, LLC and Does 1 to 10, the Defendants, Case No.
1:17-cv-08985-UA, (S.D.N.Y., November 16, 2017), is assigned to
Judge Denny Chin, according to a Notice dated Dec. 19.

According to the Notice, Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger is
also designated to the case.

The complaint seeks to recover damages including attorneys' fees
and costs based on Defendants' violations of the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act, New York General Business Law and New
York Jud. Law.

Plaintiffs are consumers who are suffering from continued
collections from the same judgments challenged as fraudulent in
the case of Sykes, et al. v. Mel S. Harris and Associates, LLC.
The class action is brought for the Plaintiffs and on behalf of
those Sykes class members who are suffering from continuing
collections on LR Credit judgments by Defendants. The Plaintiffs
were never served with any documents in the said case and had no
notice of the lawsuit or judgment.  The lawsuit says Defendants
violated the FDCPA by making a false and misleading
misrepresentation and engaging in unfair and unconscionable
practices. Defendants also violated GBL 349 by using deceptive
acts and practices in the conduct of their business.  Houslanger
also engaged in deceit or collusion, or consented to deceit and
collusion, with the intention to deceive courts and opposing
parties in violation of N.Y. Jud. Law Sec. 487(1).[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, Esq.
     Debra L. Greenberger, Esq.
     Elizabeth S. Saylor, Esq.
     Jessica Clarke, Esq.
     EMERY CELLI BRINCKERHOFF & ABADY LLP
     600 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor
     New York, NY 10020
     Telephone: 212-763-5000
     E-mail: dgreenberger@ecbalaw.com
     E-mail: mbrinckerhoff@ecbalaw.com
     E-mail: jclarke@ecbalaw.com

          - and -

     Carolyn Elizabeth Coffey, Esq.
     MFY LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
     299 Broadway-4th Floor
     New York, NY 10007
     Telephone: (212) 417-3700 x 3701
     Facsimile: (212) 417-3890
     E-mail: ccoffey@mfy.org

          - and -

     Ariana Lindermayer, of counsel to Jeanette Zelhof
     MOBILIZATION FOR JUSTICE
     100 William St., 6th Fl.
     New York, NY 10038
     Telephone: 212-417-3701

          - and -

     Claudia Wilner, Esq.
     NATIONAL CENTER FOR LAW AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
     275 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1506
     New York, NY 10001-6708
     Telephone: 212-633-6967

          - and -

     Susan Shin, Esq.
     NEW ECONOMY PROJECT
     121 W 27th Street, Suite 804
     New York, NY 10001
     Telephone: 212-680-5100


ISLANDWIDE BUILDING: Doesn't Pay Laborers for OT, Astudillo Says
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Athala Astudillo, on behalf of herself and all other persons
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. IslandWide Building
Services Inc and Paul Pisano, the Defendants, Case No. 2:17-cv-
06835, (E.D.N.Y. November 21, 2017), alleges that Defendants have
profited at the expense of their employees who performed labor
for Defendants' building maintenance business by failing to pay
premium overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per
week in violation of both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the
New York Labor Law.  Astudillo has been employed by Defendant as
a manual laborer from in or about April 2014 through the present
and regularly works more than 40 hours each week but is not paid
overtime at the rate of one and one-half times the regular hourly
rate of pay for hours worked after 40 hours per week. Thus the
Plaintiff for herself and all other similarly situated persons
bring the class action to recover the unpaid wages and an
additional liquidated damages in accordance with FLSA and NYLL.

An Amended Complaint was filed against IslandWide and Paul Pisano
on Nov. 27.

According to a docket entry dated Dec. 5, Defendants' Answers to
the Amended Complaint are due Feb. 5.

The Case has been assigned to Judge Leonard D. Wexler and
Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Peter A. Romero, Esq.
     LAW OFFICE OF PETER A. ROMERO PLLC
     103 Cooper Street
     Babylon, NY 11702
     Telephone: (631) 257-5588
     Email: Promero@RomeroLawNY.com

IslandWide is represented by:

     Douglas E. Rowe, Esq.
     CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN, LLP
     90 Merrick Avenue
     East Meadow, NY 11554
     Telephone: (516) 296-7000
     Facsimile: (516) 296-7111
     E-mail: drowe@certilmanbalin.com


J&L COLLECTION: Brenner Disputes Ambiguous Collection Letter
------------------------------------------------------------
Tiffinie Brenner, Plaintiff, v. J&L Collection Services, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 17-cv-07094 (N.D. Cal., December 13, 2017),
is a class action that seeks statutory and actual damages,
reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred in this action,
prejudgment and post-judgment interest and such other and further
relief under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the
Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Brenner owed a debt on default that was assigned to the Defendant
for collection. J&L sent her an initial communication that does
not meaningfully convey the identity of the creditor and did not
accurately convey the amount of debt which she contested in
writing, says the complaint. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Elliot Rosenberger, Esq.
     Joshua Biletsky, Esq.
     BILETSKY ROSENBERGER
     7080 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 1100
     Los Angeles, CA 90028
     Telephone: (424) 256-5075
     Facsimile: (866) 317-2674
     Email: er@biletskyrosenberger.com
            jb@biletskyrosenberger.com

            - and -

     THOMPSON CONSUMER LAW GROUP, PLLC
     5235 E. Southern Ave D106-618
     Mesa, AZ 85206
     Tel: (888) 332-7252
     Email: pnc@consumerlawinfo.com


KEYTRONICEMS: Faces "Vang" Class Suit Over Failure to Pay OT
------------------------------------------------------------
Kou Thao Vang and Dao Vang, on behalf of themselves, others
similarly situated v. KeyTronicEMS and CDR Manufacturing, Inc.
d/b/a Ayrshire Electronics, Case No. 0:17-cv-05408-WMW-BRT (D.
Minn., December 11, 2017), is brought against the Defendants for
failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

The Defendants operate electronic facilities in Spokane,
Washington; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; and
Oakdale, Minnesota. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Rebekah L. Bailey, Esq.
      Brittany B. Skemp, Esq.
      NICHOLS KASTER, PLLP
      4600 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
      Telephone: (612) 256-3200
      Facsimile: (612) 215-6870
      E-mail: bailey@nka.com
              bskemp@nka.com

         - and -

      Richard A. Williams, Esq.
      R.A. WILLIAMS LAW FIRM, P.A.
      2400 West County Road D, Suite 110
      St. Paul, MN 55112
      Telephone: (651) 848-0280
      Facsimile: (651) 848-0282

LA SOUTHPARK HIGH-RISE: Navarro Suit over Lease Charges Underway
----------------------------------------------------------------
Juan Navarro, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated,
the Plaintiff, v. L.A. Southpark High-Rise, LP and Does 1 to 100,
the Defendants, Case No. BC683876, (Cal. Sup. Ct., November 17,
2017), is a consumer class action against the Defendant for
alleged violation of the California Civil Code and Business and
Professions Code.

The Plaintiff entered into a lease agreement with Defendants
creating a residential tenancy between Plaintiff, the tenant, and
Defendants, the landlords. The Plaintiff for himself and on
behalf of all other consumers alleges that Defendants have
engaged in a systematic and uniform policy and practice of
assessing charges against Plaintiff and the class members'
security deposits for normal wear and tear and unnecessary
charges, including but not limited to, late charges, rent
amounts, carpet shampoo fees, paint fees, cleaning fees, and
flooring repairs, upon expiration of tenancy in violation of
Civil Code section 1950.5. Further, the conduct of the Defendants
constitutes unfair and deceptive business practices by
intentionally misleading tenants into believing they will not be
charged for unnecessary and/or impermissible charges and/or
charges for wear and tear if, at the end of their tenancy with
Defendants, their rental unit is returned in the same or better
condition as existed at the beginning of the tenancy, subject to
reasonable wear and tear. Plaintiff and the class members are
therefore entitled to restitutionary disgorgement from Defendants
of the unlawfully withheld portions of their security deposits.

L.A. Southpark High-Rise, LP owned and operated multiple
apartment buildings throughout California to offer residential
rental units and services to California consumers.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Joseph Lavi, Esq.
     Jordan D. Bello, Esq.
     LAVI & EBRAHIMIAN, LLP
     8889 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200
     Beverly Hills, CA 90211
     Telephone: (310) 432-0000
     Facsimile: (310) 432-0001
     Email: jlavi@lelawfirm.com
     Email: jbello@lelawfirm.com

          - and -

     Sahag Majarian II, Esq.
     LAW OFFICES OF SAHAG MAJARIAN II
     18250 Ventura Boulevard
     Tarzana, CA 91356
     Telephone: (818) 609-0807
     Facsimile: (818) 609-0892
     Email: sahagii@aol.com


LEBANON DELIGHTS: Gillard Joins Class Suit over Servers' Pay
------------------------------------------------------------
Marybeth E Mullaney, Esq., on Dec. 18 filed by Joinder on behalf
of Stephanie Gillard in the case, Rick Cumbe, on behalf of
himself and all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Lebanon Delights LLC, DBA Leyla's and Dolly Awka, the Defendants,
Case No. 2:17-cv-03176-DCN, (D. S.C., November 21, 2017).

The case seeks unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act
and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act.  The complaint
states that the Defendants employed the Plaintiff from July 2016
to August 2017 as a server.  Plaintiff and other similarly
situated employees had an employment agreement with Defendants,
whereby Plaintiff was paid an hourly rate plus tips and this
compensation would be consistent with all applicable laws,
including federal and state wage and hour laws. However,
Defendants paid Plaintiff, and other similarly situated servers,
less than the statutory minimum $7.25 wage by taking the "tip
credit" under the FLSA.  According to the lawsuit, Defendants
violated the tip credit notice requirement of 29 U.S.C. Sec.
203(m), because they did not inform the employees that they
intended to treat tips as satisfying part of their minimum wage
obligation. Nor did Defendants notify Plaintiff or similarly
situated employees of their policy regarding the FLSA's tip
credit provisions.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Marybeth Mullaney, Esq.
     MULLANEY LAW
     1037-D Chuck Dawley Blvd, Suite 104
     Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
     Telephone: (843) 588-5587
     Facsimile: (800) 385-8160
     Email: marybeth@mullaneylaw.net


LOBLAW COS: Law Firms Warn People on $25 Gift Cards
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Jesse Feith, writing for Montreal Gazette, reports that law firms
behind two class-action lawsuits launched against George Weston
Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. for an alleged bread price-fixing
arrangement are warning people not to blindly accept a $25 gift
card offered by Loblaw.

Michael Vathilakis of Montreal-based law firm Renno Vathilakis
Avocats Inc., one of the firms behind the Quebec lawsuit, said
customers should ensure they're aware of any provisions
associated with the card.

"Before you register, be aware of what it is you're signing
over," Mr. Vathilakis said on Dec. 27.  "Make sure you're not
relinquishing any rights."

Two class-action lawsuits have been filed, in Quebec and Ontario,
against Loblaw Companies Ltd. and George Weston Ltd., among
others, alleging the companies conspired to fix the price of
packaged bread in Canada since 2001.

In a statement issued in December, the two companies acknowledged
the arrangement and confirmed they alerted the Competition Bureau
after discovering the alleged scheme in 2015.

"This sort of behaviour is wrong and has no place in our business
or Canada's grocery industry," said the chairman of both
companies, Galen G. Weston, in a statement.  "This should never
have happened."

At the same time, Loblaw announced the $25 gift card as a sort of
goodwill gesture to any eligible customers.

But Mr. Vathilakis and the other law firms behind the lawsuits
are warning that conditions could be hidden in the gift card's
fine print.

"Most people, or people like me, don't take the time to read
every little provision when they're signing up or hitting accept
on the Internet," he said on Dec. 27.

For instance, he said, one of the conditions could be that people
who register for the card can no longer participate in the class-
action lawsuit.

"We don't know any of this yet," he said. "They may not put any
conditions on it at all. But my guess is that Loblaw may want
something in return."

It's also possible consumers in Quebec incurred far greater
losses through the years than the value of the gift card being
offered, Mr. Vathilakis said.

Joey Zukran -- jzukran@lpclex.com -- a lawyer with LPC Avocat
Inc., which is also behind the Quebec class action, said he feels
the gift card offer is more promotional and self-serving than a
fair compensation to customers.

"They're likely going to profit more than anything from it,"
Mr. Zukran said, adding that customers tend to spend more than
$25 once they're at the grocery store.

"Canadian consumers should not accept anything less than what
they are entitled to under the law," he said.

In an email response, Loblaw Companies Ltd. spokesperson Kevin
Groh said the gift card offer "will not affect customers' right
to participate in any class action or to receive any incremental
compensation that may be awarded by the court."

Both class actions were filed in early November and are awaiting
authorization.  The Ontario suit is claiming more than $1 billion
in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages.

Loblaw customers can register for the gift card at
www.loblawcard.ca as of Jan. 8, 2018.  The deadline to apply is
May 8, 2018. [GN]


LOEWS CORP: Sued by "Fox" Over Illegal Gratuity Charges
-------------------------------------------------------
Michael Fox, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Loews Corporation and Loews Hotels
Holding Corporation, Case No. 17-cv-24507 (S.D. Fla., December
13, 2017), seeks an injunction directing Defendants to inform
customers that automatic gratuities or service charges will be
included, or, alternatively, to no longer add automatic
gratuities or service charges to customers' bills.  The suit
further seeks actual damages, an award of reasonable attorneys'
fees, costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and such
other and further relief for violation of the Florida Unfair and
Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Loews, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, manages and/or
controls seven hotel properties in the State of Florida. Fox
alleges that Loews failed to provide adequate notice on their
restaurant's menu that an automatic gratuity or service charge of
any amount would be added to a customer's check. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      David M. Marco, Esq.
      SMITHMARCO, P.C.
      55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1200
      Chicago, IL 60603
      Telephone: (312) 546-6539
      Facsimile: (888) 418-1277
      E-Mail: dmarco@smithmarco.com

              - and -

      James A. Francis, Esq.
      John Soumilas, Esq.
      David A. Searles, Esq.
      FRANCIS & MAILMAN, P.C.
      Land Title Building, Suite 1902
      100 South Broad Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19110
      Tel: (215) 735-8600
      Fax: (215) 940-8000
      Email: jfrancis@consumerlawfirm.com
             jsoumilas@consumerlawfirm.com
             dsearles@consumerlawfirm.com

             - and -

      Lewis J. Saul, Esq.
      Edward A. Coleman, Esq.
      LEWIS SAUL & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
      29 Howard Street, 3rd Floor
      New York, NY 10013
      Tel: (212) 376-8450
      Fax: (212) 376-8447
      Email: lsaul@lewissaul.com
             ecoleman@lewissaul.com


LUMBER LIQUIDATORS: Faces "Kramer" Suit in California State Court
-----------------------------------------------------------------
A class action has been filed against Lumber Liquidators Inc. The
case is styled as Robert J. Kramer, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. Lumber
Liquidators Inc and Does 1 to 100, the Defendant, Case No. 34-
2017-00222434-CU-OE-GDS, (Cal. Sup. Ct., November 21, 2017). The
case is assigned to Department 35.[BN]


MANGOES CAFE: Morales et al. Sue over Employment Contributions
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rodolfo Suchite Morales, Marvin Hernandez and Thomas Hernandez,
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. Mangoes Cafe, Inc. d/b/a Mangoes Mexican Bar &
Grill, Walter Aguirre and Marco Aguirre, the Defendants, Case No.
606723/2017 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Nov. 20, 2017), seeks damages with
injunction for Defendant's failure to make proper statutory
employment contributions.

The Plaintiffs' complaint states that they and all other
similarly situated employees commenced their employment with
Defendants with the expectation that Defendants would make
contributions to Social Security, Workers' Compensation,
Unemployment Insurance, New York Disability Insurance, and
Medicare on all wages earned but the Defendants breached their
duty by failing to pay the contributions all throughout the
entirety of their employment. Causes of actions of the Plaintiffs
against the Defendants are conversion, fraud, breach of fiduciary
duty and punitive damages.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Neil M. Frank, Esq.
     FRANK & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
     500 Bi-County Blvd., Suite 465
     Farmingdale, New York 11735
     Telephone: (631) 756-0400
     Facsimile: (631) 756-0547
     Email: amerrill@laborlaws.com


MARATHON OIL: "Taylor" Suit Seeks to Recoup Unpaid Overtime Wages
-----------------------------------------------------------------
SAMMY TAYLOR, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. MARATHON OIL CORPORATION, Case No. 4:17-cv-03663
(S.D. Tex., December 1, 2017), seeks to recover alleged unpaid
overtime wages and other damages under the Fair Labor Standards
Act.

Marathon Oil Corporation is a global oil and gas exploration and
production company operating worldwide and throughout the United
States, including in Texas.  To provide services to many of its
customers, Marathon contracts with certain companies to provide
it with employees to perform the necessary work.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Michael A. Josephson, Esq.
          Lindsay R. Itkin, Esq.
          JOSEPHSON DUNLAP
          11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 3050
          Houston, TX 77046
          Telephone: (713) 352-1100
          Facsimile: (713) 352-3300
          E-mail: mjosephson@fibichlaw.com
                  litkin@fibichlaw.com

               - and -

          Richard J. (Rex) Burch, Esq.
          BRUCKNER BURCH, P.L.L.C.
          8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1500
          Houston, TX 77046
          Telephone: (713) 877-8788
          Facsimile: (713) 877-8065
          E-mail: rburch@brucknerburch.com


MARKETRON BROADCAST: Class Certification Sought in "Reese" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit entitled RENEE REESE, on behalf of
herself and other persons similarly situated v. MARKETRON
BROADCAST SOLUTIONS, LLC, STUDIO NETWORK-ORPHEUM, LLC, CITADEL
BROADCASTING COMPANY, BREAD WINNERS' ASSOCIATION (BWA), LLC, and
ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION, Case No. 2:17-cv-09772-SSV-JVM
(E.D. La.), moves for class certification.

Ms. Reese notes that the Motion is being submitted pursuant to
Local Rule 23.1(B) and reserves her right to supplement the
Motion upon the conclusion of discovery.

The proposed Class is legally and factually appropriate and
warranted, and the Motion should be granted, Ms. Reese asserts.
She maintains that the class satisfies all pre-requisites for
certification pursuant to Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure and commonality predominates over any individual
issues.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=8N8CEO2d

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Roberto Luis Costales, Esq.
          William H. Beaumont, Esq.
          Emily. A. Westermeier, Esq.
          Jonathan Mille Kirkland, Esq.
          BEAUMONT COSTALES LLC
          3801 Canal Street, Suite 207
          New Orleans, LA 70119
          Telephone: (504) 534-5005
          Facsimile: (504) 272-2956
          E-mail: costaleslawoffice@gmail.com
                  whbeaumont@gmail.com
                  emily.costaleslawoffice@gmail.com


MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL: "Hart" Suit Underway in C.D. California
---------------------------------------------------------------
Defendant Sheraton Operating Corporation filed on Jan. 10 its
answer to the Amended Complaint in the case, Emma Hart v.
Marriott International, Inc. et al., Case No. 8:17-cv-02021 (C.D.
Cal.).

Hart filed a first amended complaint against Sheraton Operating,
and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide LLC on Dec. 27.

The case is pending before Judge James V Selna.  On Dec. 15,
Judge Selna entered an Order setting Rule 26(f) scheduling
conference.  Judge Selna held that the Rule 26 Meeting Report is
due by April 9, 2018; and the Scheduling Conference is set for
April 16 at 10:30 a.m.

The venue of the case styled as Emma Hart, individually and on
behalf of similarly situated individuals, the Plaintiff, v.
Marriott International, Inc.; Sheraton Operating Corporation;
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; St. Regis Monarch
Beach and Does 1 to 100, was removed from Orange County Superior
Court, Case NO. 30-2017-00949432-CU-OE-CXCm on November 17, 2017,
to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
California, Case No. 8:17-CV-02021-JVS-KES (C.D. Cal.).[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Adam Morris Rose, Esq.
     Robert L Starr, Esq.
     Theodore Richard Tang, Esq.
     FRONTIER LAW CENTER
     23901 Calabasas Road No 2074
     Calabasas, CA 91302
     Telephone: (818) 914-3422
     Facsimile: (818) 914-3433
     Email: adam@frontierlawcenter.com
     Email: robert@frontierlawcenter.com
     Email: theodore@frontierlawcenter.com

          - and -

     Matthew David Carlson, Esq.
     Shannon Liss-Riordan, Esq.
     LICHTEN AND LISS-RIORDAN PC
     466 Geary Street Suite 201
     San Francisco, CA 94102
     Telephone: (415) 630-2651
     Facsimile: (617) 994-5801
     Email: mcarlson@llrlaw.com
     Email: SLiss@llrlaw.com

Defendants are represented by:

     Alison Megan Hamer, Esq.
     Benjamin J Treger, Esq.
     Reed E Schaper, Esq.
     Kirstin E Muller, Esq.
     HIRSCHFELD KRAEMER LLP
     233 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 600
     Santa Monica, CA 90401
     Telephone: (310) 255-0705
     Facsimile: (310) 255-0986
     Email: ahamer@HKemploymentlaw.com
     Email: btreger@hkemploymentlaw.com
     Email: rschaper@hkemploymentlaw.com


MDL 2800: "Zweig" Suit v. Equifax Transferred to N.D. Georgia
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The class action lawsuit filed on September 13, 2017 entitled
Marc Zweig, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. Equifax, Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-05366 was transferred
on December 11, 2017 from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
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-05067-TWT to the proceeding.

The Case is consolidated in the multidistrict litigation titled
In re: Equifax, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation,
MDL No. 2800. The lead case is 1:17-md-02800-TWT.

Equifax, Inc. is one of the three largest consumer credit
reporting agencies in the United States. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Paul J. Geller, Esq.
      ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD, LLP
      Suite 500, 120 E. Palmetto Park Road
      Boca Raton, FL 33432
      Telephone: (561) 750-3000
      Facsimile: (561) 750-3364
      E-mail: pgeller@rgrdlaw.com

         - and -

      Samuel H. Rudman, Esq.
      LERACH, COUGHLIN STOIA GELLER RUDMAN & ROBBINS LLP
      200 Broadhollow Roa, Suite 406
      Melville, NY 11747
      Telephone: (631) 367-7100
      E-mail: SRudman@rgrdlaw.com


MICHAEL'S FAMILY RESTAURANT: Blofstein Seeks Unpaid OT Pay, Tips
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Michelle Blofstein and Alexis Flores, for themselves and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Michael's Family
Restaurant, Inc., Emmanuel Petrogiannis (a/k/a Mike
Petrogiannis), Ioannis Petrogiannis (a/k/a John Petrogiannis) and
Nikolaos Petrogiannis (a/k/a Nick Petrogiannis), Defendants, Case
No. 17-cv-05578 (E.D. Pa., December 13, 2017), seeks redress for
overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and
the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act of 1968.

Michael's Family Restaurant owned and operated about twelve
restaurants in the greater Philadelphia area, including the
Warminster West Diner and the Country Club Diner where Blofstein
and Flores worked as servers. Defendants do not create or
maintain accurate contemporaneous records of their overtime work
so the only payment servers receive for such are their tips.
However, Defendants maintain a mandatory tip pool into which
servers must contribute a fixed sum from their tips each shift
which they use to pay the wages of their bussers. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      David J. Cohen, Esq.
      STEPHAN ZOURAS, LLP
      604 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19106
      Tel: (215) 873-4836
      Email: dcohen@stephanzouras.com

             - and -

      James B. Zouras, Esq.
      Ryan F. Stephan, Esq.
      STEPHAN ZOURAS, LLP
      205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2560
      Chicago, IL 60601
      Tel: (312) 233-1550


MIDWEST RECOVERY: Qualls' Cert. Bid Withdrawn; Hearing on Mar. 13
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The Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois made a docket entry on December 13, 2017, in the case
titled Tyanna Qualls, et al. v. Midwest Recovery Systems, LLC,
Case No. 1:17-cv-04237 (N.D. Ill.), relating to a hearing held
before the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow.

The minute entry states that:

   -- Status hearing was held on December 13, 2017, and continued
      to March 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.; and

   -- Pursuant to a Stipulation to Withdraw, the Plaintiff's
      motion for class certification is withdrawn.

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


MONSANTO COMPANY: Llamas Sues Over Roundup(R)-Related Lymphoma
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MANUEL LLAMAS v. MONSANTO COMPANY, Case No. 4:17-cv-02807 (E.D.
Mo., December 1, 2017), is an action for damages suffered by the
Plaintiff as a direct and proximate result of the Defendant's
alleged 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.

Mr. Llamas alleges that Roundup(R) and glyphosate are defective,
dangerous to human health, unfit and unsuitable to be marketed
and sold in commerce, and lacked proper warnings and directions
as to the dangers associated with its use.  He contends that as a
direct and proximate result of being exposed to Roundup, he
developed Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Monsanto is a Delaware corporation with a principal place of
business in St. Louis, Missouri.  Monsanto is a multinational
agricultural biotechnology corporation and is the world's leading
producer of glyphosate.  The Company is in the business of, and
did, design, research, manufacture, test, advertise, promote,
market, sell, distribute, and has acquired and is responsible for
the commercial herbicide Roundup.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Kirk J. Goza, Esq.
          GOZA & HONNOLD LLC
          11181 Overbrook Road, Suite 200
          Leawood, KS 66211
          Telephone: (913) 451-3433
          Facsimile: (913) 839-0567
          E-mail: kgoza@gohonlaw.com


MYPIZZA TECH: Pap's Cafe Suit over Junk Faxes Dismissed
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The Hon. Edmond E. Chang dismissed the case, Pap's Cafe, Ltd.,
individually and as the representative of a class of similarly
situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. MyPizza Technologies, Inc.,
and John Does 1 to 5, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-07586-PKC,
(S.D.N.Y., October 4, 2017), pursuant to a notice of voluntary
dismissal dated Nov. 7.

The case is dismissed without prejudice; The case is terminated.

The lawsuit seeks monetary loss and to enjoin the defendants
violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 as
amended by the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 and the
regulations promulgated under the Act.

The complaint states that the Defendants have sent facsimile
transmissions of unsolicited advertisements to Plaintiff and to
other similarly situated persons in violation of the JFPA,
including, but not limited to, the facsimile transmission of an
unsolicited advertisement. The Fax describes the commercial
availability or quality of Defendants' products, goods and
services. The Plaintiff states that the Defendants have sent, and
continue to send, unsolicited advertisements via facsimile
transmission in violation of the JFPA. Further, the plaintiff
states that unsolicited faxes damage their recipients. A junk fax
recipient loses the use of its fax machine, paper, and ink toner.
An unsolicited fax wastes the recipient's valuable time that
would have been spent on something else. A junk fax interrupts
the recipient's privacy. Unsolicited faxes prevent fax machines
from receiving authorized faxes, prevent their use for authorized
outgoing faxes, cause undue wear and tear on the recipients' fax
machines, and require additional labor to attempt to discern the
source and purpose of the unsolicited message. Thus, the
plaintiff on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated
brings the class action asserting claims against Defendants under
the JFPA.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

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

          - and -

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


MYPIZZA TECH: Junk Fax Suit Refiled in Illinois State Court
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Pap's Cafe, Ltd., individually and as the representative of a
class of similarly-situated persons, the Plaintiff, v. MyPizza
Technologies, Inc., the Defendant, Case No. 2017-CH-15285, (Ill.
Cir., Cook County, Nov. 17, 2018), seeks damages, injunction,
costs and other relief just and proper based on Defendant's
violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

An earlier version of the complaint, filed in October in U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, was
voluntary dismissed by the Plaintiff pursuant to a notice of
voluntary dismissal dated Nov. 7.

According to the state court complaint, the Defendant transmitted
by telephone facsimile machine an unsolicited facsimile to
Plaintiff in which the Plaintiff had not given prior express
invitation or permission to Defendant to send the facsimile. The
Defendant receives some or all of the revenues from the sale of
the products, goods and services advertised on the Fax and
profits and benefits from the sale of the products, goods and
services advertised on the Fax. The Defendant violated the TCPA,
the complaint contends, by send advertising faxes to the
Plaintiff and other similarly situated person without first
obtaining their prior invitation or permission. Moreover, the
Defendant's actions caused damages to the recipients to lose
paper and toner consumed in the printing of the faxes.[BN]

A Motion to Certify class was filed in the case on Nov. 17.

A case management conference is set for March 19.

Plaintiff is represented by;

     Rylan M. Kelly, Esq.
     Ross M. Good, Esq.
     NDERSON + WANCA
     3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 500
     Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
     Telephone: (847) 368-1500
     Facsimile: (847) 368-1501

Defendant is represented by:

     KELLEY DRYE & WARREN
     333 W Wacker # 2600
     Chicago, IL 60606
     Telephone: (312) 857-7070


NDT GLOBAL: Fails to Pay Engineers for Overtime, Hunt Claims
------------------------------------------------------------
Judge Alfred H Bennett entered on Nov. 21 an Order for Initial
Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose
Interested Persons in the case, Richard Hunt, on behalf of
himself and on behalf of others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. NDT Global LLC, the Defendant, Case No. 4:17-cv-
03559, (N.D. Tex., November 20, 2017).

The Court set the Initial Conference for March 9, 2018, at 9:30
a.m. in Courtroom 8C.

The complaint seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages based on
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The complaint states that the
Plaintiff works as an Engineering Support Specialist for
Defendant NDT.  He is wrongfully classified by Defendant as
exempt from overtime compensation however, he is expected to work
and does in fact work over 40 hours per work week. Throughout
Plaintiff's tenure working for Defendant, Engineering Support
Specialists, Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers were
subject to the same pay policy/plan described herein, work/worked
overtime hours, and were/are not compensated in accordance with
the FLSA by Defendant. Thus, Plaintiff for himself and on behalf
of all others similarly situated seeks to recover unpaid wages
for all hours work and overtime compensation at the rate of one
and a half times his regular rate of pay.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Gregg M. Rosenberg, Esq.
     Tracey D. Lewis, Esq.
     ROSENBERG & SPROVACH
     3518 Travis Street, Suite 200
     Houston, TX 77002
     Telephone: (713) 960-8300
     Facsimile: (713) 621-6670
     Email: gregg@rosenberglaw.com
     Email: tracey@rosenberglaw.com

Counsel for Defendant(s):

     Annette A Idalski, Esq.
     CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA ET AL
     191 Peachtree St N E, 34th Fl
     Atlanta, GA 30303-1747
     Telephone: (404) 659-1410
     E-mail: annette.idalski@chamberlainlaw.com

          - and -

     Peter N. Hall, Esq.
     CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA WHITE WILLIAMS & AUGHTRY
     191 Peachtree Street, 46th Floor
     Atlanta, GA 30303-1747
     Telephone: (404) 658-5390


NEW YORK, NY: Faces "Richardson" Discrimination Suit vs. FDNY
-------------------------------------------------------------
ANNETTE RICHARDSON, DEBORAH BOWMAN, LIZA HORSLEY, DEBRA POE, DINO
RIOJAS, ARLENE SIMMONS, and STEPHANIE THOMAS, On behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated v. CITY OF NEW YORK,
Case No. 1:17-cv-09447 (S.D.N.Y., December 1, 2017), alleges that
the Fire Department of New York's racial discrimination violates
42 U.S.C. Section 1983 and the New York City Human Rights Law.

For well over a century, the Fire Department of New York has
engaged in a pattern or practice of systemic, continuous, and
intentional discrimination against African American emergency
medical services ("EMS") and non-uniformed ("Civilian") employees
and job applicants in hiring, placement, advancement, and
compensation decisions, the Plaintiffs contend.  They allege that
for about 100 years after the Civil War, white men, primarily of
Irish and Italian descent, controlled the FDNY at all levels,
from upper management to staff.

The FDNY is an agency of the City Government of New York.
Because the FDNY is an agency of the City, the City is the named
Defendant, but the Complaint focuses on the racial discrimination
committed by the FDNY.

The FDNY is the agency charged with protecting the lives and
property of the people of New York City through prevention,
education, fire suppression, medical services and other related
emergency and non-emergency activities.  The Fire Commissioner,
who heads the agency, is appointed by and reports directly to the
Mayor of the City of New York.[BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Rob J. Valli, Jr., Esq.
          Sara Wyn Kane, Esq.
          VALLI KANE & VAGNINI, PLLC
          600 Old Country Road, Suite 519
          Garden City, NY 11530
          Telephone: (516) 203-7180
          Facsimile: (516)706-0248
          E-mail: rvalli@vkvlawyers.com
                  skane@vkvlawyers.com

               - and -

          Cyrus Mehri, Esq.
          U.W. Clemon, Esq.
          Michael D. Lieder, Esq.
          MEHRI & SKALET PLLC
          1250 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300
          Washington, DC 20036
          Telephone: (202) 822-5100
          Facsimile: (202) 822-4997
          E-mail: cmehri@findjustice.com
                  jclemon@findjustice.com
                  mlieder@findjustice.com


NORTHLAND GROUP: Certification of Class Sought in "Torres" Suit
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Jennifer Torres moves the Court to certify the class described in
the complaint of the lawsuit titled JENNIFER TORRES, Individually
and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. NORTHLAND
GROUP, INC., ABSOLUTE RESOLUTIONS CORPORATION and ABSOLUTE
RESOLUTIONS V LLC, Case No. 2:17-cv-01737-JPS (E.D. Wisc.), and
further asks that the Court both stay the motion for class
certification and to grant the Plaintiff (and the Defendant)
relief from the Local Rules setting automatic briefing schedules
and requiring briefs and supporting material to be filed with the
Motion.

Damasco and decisions like it imposed significant burdens on the
Court and on Plaintiff's Counsel, the Plaintiff asserts, citing
Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011),
overruled, Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th
Cir. 2015).

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit in Damasco instructed plaintiffs to file a certification
motion with the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing
on the certification motion until discovery could commence, the
Plaintiff states.

The Supreme Court's decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 2016
U.S. LEXIS 846 *14-15 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2016) (internal citations
omitted) and Chapman should have put a stop to this practice, the
Plaintiff contends.  Unfortunately, they have not, the Plaintiff
says.

In dicta, the Supreme Court left open the possibility that a
defendant facing a class action complaint could moot a class
representative's case by depositing funds equal to or in excess
of the maximum value of the plaintiff's claim with the court and
having the court enter judgment in the plaintiff's favor prior to
a class certification motion.  Campbell-Ewald Co., 2016 U.S.
LEXIS 846 *19 ("We need not, and do not, now decide whether the
result would be different if a defendant deposits the full amount
of the plaintiff's individual claim in an account payable to the
plaintiff, and the court then enters judgment for the plaintiff
in that amount.").

One defendant has already attempted the scheme contemplated in
Campbell-Ewald.  In Severns v. Eastern Account Systems of
Connecticut, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-1168, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
23164 (E.D. Wis. Feb. 24, 2016), the defendant moved the Court
for leave to deposit funds.  Judge Randa denied the request on
grounds that a motion for class certification was pending at the
time of the defendant's motion.

The Plaintiff asserts that she is obligated to move for class
certification to protect the interests of the putative class.

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

One of the judges in this District has, in the past, specifically
requested of Plaintiff's counsel that he not file a brief and
supporting documents in support of a class certification motion
filed with a complaint pursuant to Damasco.  But doing so would
violate the local rules absent the type of relief sought in this
Motion, the Plaintiff states.

The Plaintiff also asks to be appointed as class representative,
and for the appointment of Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP, as class
counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=7RJC1jpR

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          John D. Blythin, Esq.
          Mark A. Eldridge, Esq.
          Jesse Fruchter, Esq.
          Ben J. Slatky, Esq.
          ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP
          3620 East Layton Avenue
          Cudahy, WI 53110
          Telephone: (414) 482-8000
          Facsimile: (414) 482-8001
          E-mail: jblythin@ademilaw.com
                  meldridge@ademilaw.com
                  jfruchter@ademilaw.com
                  bslatky@ademilaw.com


NORTH PORT RETIREMENT: Morgan Moves for Certification of Class
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The Plaintiffs in the lawsuit captioned NICHELE Y. MORGAN and
TACOVIA N. McCULLOR, on their own behalf and on behalf of those
similarly situated v. NORTH PORT RETIREMENT CENTER, INC., D/B/A
THE GARDENS OF VENICE, and ZIA BUTT, individually, Case No. 8:17-
cv-02394-SDM-TBM (M.D. Fla.), ask the Court to enter an order
permitting, under court supervision, notice to this class of
similarly situated employees:

    "All hourly paid employees of Defendants who, at any time
     during the last three (3) years, were not paid full and
     proper overtime compensation for all hours worked over forty
     (40) in one or more workweeks."

The Defendants operate retirement and assisted living facilities
throughout Southwest Florida.  To provide these services the
Defendants, at any given time employ a number of hourly paid
employees like the Plaintiffs and the opt-in plaintiffs, to,
among other things, assist residents with dressing, cooking,
cleaning, and entertainment.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=2M6Fkgmx

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Noah E. Storch, Esq.
          Richard Celler, Esq.
          RICHARD CELLER LEGAL, P.A.
          7450 Griffin Road, Suite 230
          Davie, FL 33314
          Telephone: (866) 344-9243
          Facsimile: (954) 337-2771
          E-mail: noah@floridaovertimelawyer.com
                  richard@floridaovertimelawyer.com

               - and -

          Frank M. Malatesta, Esq.
          MALATESTA LAW OFFICE
          871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Suite 220
          Venice, FL 34285
          Telephone: (941)256-3812
          Facsimile: (888) 501-3865
          E-mail: frank@malatestalawoffice.com


NUMEREX CORP: "Litwin" Securities Class Suit Dismissed
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Efrem Litwin, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Numerex Corp., Stratton J.
Nicolaides, Tony Holcombe, Sherrie G. McAvoy, Jerry A. Rose,
Andrew Ryan, Eric Singer and Brian R. Igoe, the Defendants, Case
No. 1:17-cv-03893-CAP, (N.D. Ga., October 4, 2017), has been
terminated.  Litwin filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal dated
Dec. 21, 2017.

The plaintiff on his behalf and all other public stockholders of
Numerex Corp., brought the class action for defendants' alleged
violations of the Securities Exchange Act and SEC Rule 14a-9
promulgated thereunder.  The plaintiff sought to enjoin the vote
on a proposed transaction, pursuant to which Numerex will be
acquired by Sierra Wireless, Inc., through its direct wholly-
owned subsidiary Wireless Acquisition Sub, Inc.  The lawsuit
argued that Numerex insiders are the primary beneficiaries of the
Proposed Transaction, not its public stockholders. Numerix
insiders stand to reap substantial financial benefits for
securing the deal with Sierra.  Numerex's named executive
officers stand to receive substantial severance payments in the
form of golden parachute compensation.

The lawsuit also asserted that the defendants filed a materially
incomplete and misleading Registration Statement with the SEC and
disseminated it to Numerex's stockholders.  The Registration
Statement misrepresents or omits material information that is
necessary for the Company's stockholders to make an informed
voting decision in connection with the Proposed Transaction. The
omissions and false and misleading statements are material in
that a reasonable stockholder would consider them important in
deciding how to vote on the Proposed Transaction. The plaintiff
and other similarly situated stockholders are threatened with
irreparable harm and defendants are liable in accordance with the
Securities Exchange Act.

Numerex is a provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling
the Internet of Things ("IoT") primarily in the United
States.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Michael A. Rogovin, Esq.
     WEISSLAW LLP
     476 Hardendorf Ave. NE
     Atlanta, GA 30307
     Telephone: (212) 682-3025
     Facsimile: (212) 682-3010
     Email: mrogovin@weisslawllp.com

          - and -

     Richard A. Acocelli, Esq.
     Kelly C. Keenan, Esq.
     Alexandra E. Eisig, Esq.
     WEISSLAW LLP
     1500 Broadway, 16th Floor
     New York, NY 10036
     Telephone: (212) 682-3025
     Facsimile: (212) 682-3010


NVR INC: "Smith" Suit over Defective Homes Underway
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Paul Smith and Deborah Smith, the Plaintiffs, v. NVR, Inc., the
Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-08328, (N.D. Ill., November 16,
2017), seeks to recover actual damages for Defendant's violation
of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices
Act and Breach of Contract.

The Plaintiffs allege that the homes built by the Defendant in
the Tall Pines neighborhood in Plainfield, Illinois, were not
built to the applicable building codes and were not constructed
to the specifications of the building plans submitted to the
Village of Plainfield for approval. The Plaintiffs allege that
they and other members of the class were damaged by the
Defendant's deceptive practices and their purchases of new homes.
The Plaintiffs and the Class would not have purchased the Ryan
Homes in Tall Pines or paid the price they did, had the true
facts been known.

The case is assigned to the Hon. Gary Feinerman.  The Hon. Susan
E. Cox is designated as Magistrate Judge.

A status hearing was held before Judge Feinerman on Jan. 8.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Aaron Rapier, Esq.
     RAPIER LAW FIRM
     1770 Park St., Suite 200
     Naperville, IL 60563
     Telephone: (815) 782-5478
     Facsimile: (815) 327-3449
     Email: arapier@rapierlawfirm.com

Counsel for Defendant(s):

     William Yu, Esq.
     ULMER & BERNE
     500 West Madison Street, Suite 3600
     Chicago, IL 60661
     Telephone: (312) 658-6500
     E-mail: wyu@ulmer.com


OCWEN FINANCIAL: Finalizes Class Action Settlement
--------------------------------------------------
Ben Lane, writing for HousingWire, reports that Ocwen Financial's
settlement streak is continuing, as the nonbank announced on
Dec. 27 that it reached settlements with two more states that
will remove each state's mortgage servicing restrictions on
Ocwen's business.

Ocwen also disclosed on Dec. 27 that it finalized a settlement
agreement covering a class action lawsuit over the nonbank
restating its 2013 and 2014 earnings after its auditor found a
potential "material weakness" in the way it valued and recorded a
financial transaction.

Over the last few months, Ocwen began settling with some of the
31 states that took regulatory actions against the nonbank
earlier in 2017 over alleged escrow and other servicing issues.

The first round of settlements included Georgia, Idaho, Illinois,
Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South
Carolina, and Wisconsin. Then came New Mexico, Virginia, West
Virginia; followed by Alabama and Minnesota; then Arkansas,
Tennessee, and the District of Columbia; then Texas; Hawaii; and
most recently, Nebraska.

And on Dec. 27, Ocwen disclosed in a filing with the Securities
and Exchange Commission that it reached settlement agreements
with Oregon and Wyoming.

According to the SEC filing, the agreement resolving the Oregon
regulatory action "contains key terms that are similar" to
Ocwen's previous settlements, which prohibit the nonbank from
acquiring any new residential mortgage servicing rights until
April 30, 2018.

Previous settlements also stipulate that Ocwen develop a plan to
move away from REALServicing, Ocwen's proprietary platform that
is used to process and apply borrower payments, communicate
payment information to borrowers, and maintain loan balance
information.

That plan will be achieved by Ocwen moving its servicing to Black
Knight's platform, a deal that was announced in early November.

In the SEC filing, Ocwen said that it reached a "separate
agreement" with Wyoming, which included the state dismissing its
cease and desist order against the nonbank. The company did not
provide additional details on the nature of the agreement with
the state.

In total, Ocwen has now reached a settlement with 25
jurisdictions that brought regulatory action earlier in 2017.

Ocwen said that it "continues to seek timely resolutions with the
remaining six regulatory agencies and two state attorneys
general" that have outstanding actions against the company.

"If Ocwen is successful in reaching such resolutions, they may
contain some or all of the previously disclosed Multi-State
Common Settlement Terms and may also contain additional terms,
including potentially monetary fines or penalties or additional
restrictions on our business," the company said in its SEC
filing.

"There can be no assurance that Ocwen will be able to reach
resolutions with the remaining regulatory agencies and state
attorneys general," the company continued.  "It is possible that
the outcome of these matters, whether through negotiated
settlements, court rulings or other resolutions, could be
materially adverse to our business, reputation, financial
condition, liquidity and results of operations."

In a statement, Ocwen spokesperson John Lovallo said the company
is pleased to reach more settlements in the ongoing matter.

"Ocwen is pleased to have reached resolutions with Oregon and
Wyoming to resolve regulatory actions brought against the
company, bringing the total number of jurisdictions where we have
reached a resolution to 25," Mr. Lovallo said.  "We continue to
work cooperatively with the remaining six state regulatory
agencies and two state attorneys general to reach acceptable
resolutions."

The company also said on Dec. 27 that its previously announced
class action settlement over its restated earnings is now
finalized.

Back in July, Ocwen announced that it will pay at least $49
million to settle a class action lawsuit over the company
misstating its net income for the last three quarters of 2013 and
the first quarter of 2014 due to a flaw in the company's system.

As part of the settlement, Ocwen also agreed to give $7 million
in company stock to the plaintiffs.

In its Dec. 27 filing with the SEC, Ocwen stated that the judge
overseeing the settlement granted final approval, meaning that
the bank will issue a total of 2.5 million shares of company
stock to the plaintiffs within 30 days of Dec. 22, 2017.

That total matches the previously agreed upon settlement terms.
When the settlement was first announced, Ocwen said it agreed to
give 2.5 million shares of the company's stock to the class
members, provided the shares have a total value of $7 million
based on the company's stock price over a five-day period.

However, if the value of the 2.5 million shares did not equal $7
million because Ocwen's stock value was too low, Ocwen would be
required to give the class members more shares.

But the final settlement stipulates that Ocwen will provide 2.5
million shares to the class members.  As of 12:39pm Eastern on
Dec. 27, Ocwen's stock was trading at $3.09 per share, which
gives those 2.5 million shares a value of $7.725 million.  [GN]


PLANET PAYMENT: Elser Drops Securities Class Action
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Judge Joan M. Azrack on Dec. 21 entered an order dismissing the
case, Marco M. Elser, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Planet Payment, Inc.; Carl
J. Williams; Shane H. Kim; Cameron R.M. McColl and Jonathan
Kaiden, the Defendants, Case No. 2:17-cv-06736-DRH-GRB,
(E.D.N.Y., November 17, 2017).

The Plaintiff had filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal without
prejudice.  Judge Azrack decreed the case closed.

The case sought to enjoin the Defendants from consummating the
Tender Offer or Proposed Transaction in violation of the
Securities Exchange Act.

The class action stems from a Proposed Transaction or Merger in
which Planet Payment, Inc. will be acquired by Franklin UK Bidco
Limited which is the parent company of Fintax Group.  Planet
Payment's Board of Directors caused to enter into an agreement
and plan of merger.  According to the complaint, the Defendants
filed a Solicitation Statement with the SEC in connection with
the Proposed Transaction but it omitted material information with
respect to the Proposed Transaction, which renders it false and
misleading in violation of the Securities Exchange Act.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Carl L. Stine, Esq.
     Robert S. Plosky, Esq.
     WOLF POPPER LLP
     845 Third Avenue
     New York, New York 10022
     Telephone: 2i2-759-4600
     Facsimile: 212-486-2093
     Email: cstine@wolfpopper.com
     Email: rplosky@wolfpopper.com


POTPOURRI VILLAGE: "Plauche" Wage-and-Hour Suit Underway
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Steven Plauche, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. Potpourri Village, Inc. and Michael
Murray, the Defendants, Case No. 6:17-cv-01266-UDJ-CBW, (W.D.
La., October 4, 2017), seeks unpaid minimum wages and overtime
pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The complaint states that the Plaintiff was hired by Defendants
to work performing maintenance and repairs to the network of
rental houses and a trailer park they own in the Lafayette area.
Plaintiff states that he routinely worked more than 40 hours per
week for Defendants. However, Plaintiff was not paid overtime for
all hours in excess of 40 per week he worked for Defendants. In
addition, although Plaintiff was supposed to be paid an hourly
wage while he worked for Defendants, he was not always paid and
has yet to be paid in full for his last week of work. When
Plaintiff made a demand on Defendants for full payment of his
wages, including minimum wages and overtime, not only did
Defendants terminate him, but they also unlawfully evicted him
from his home and destroyed his personal property. Hence, the
plaintiff for himself and other similarly situated employees
bring the class suit for an injunction, liquidated damages and
award of unpaid minimum wage compensation and overtime pay.

The case is assigned to Magistrate Judge Carol B Whitehurst.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Jody Forester Jackson, Esq.
     Mary Bubbett Jackson, Esq.
     JACKSON+JACKSON
     201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2500
     New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
     Telephone: (504) 599-5953
     Facsimile: (888) 988-6499
     Email: jjackson@jackson-law.net
     Email: mjackson@jackson-law.net


PROCTER AND GAMBLE: Falsely Marketed Ivory(R) Products, Suit Says
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Ricky Thompson and Robert Livingstone, as individuals and on
behalf of all others similarly situated v. The Procter And Gamble
Company, Case No. CACE-17-022358 (Fla. Cir. Ct., December 11,
2017), is a consumer protection class action based on
misrepresentations and omissions committed by the Defendant
regarding its Ivory(R) Dish Detergent, which contains
methylisothiazolinone, a known sensitizing agent and contact
allergen, that is not "gentle on hands."

The Procter And Gamble Company operates a consumer goods
corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Joshua H. Eggnatz, Esq.
      Michael J. Pascucci, Esq.
      Steven Saul, Esq.
      EGGNATZ PASCUCCI
      5400 S. University Drive, Suite 417
      Davie, FL 33328
      Telephone: (954) 889-3359
      Facsimile: (954) 889-5913
      E-mail: JEggnatz@JusticeEamed.com
              MPascucci@JusticeEamed.com
              SSaul@JusticeEamed.com

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      Kim E. Richman, Esq.
      RICHMAN LAW GROUP
      81 Prospect Street
      Brooklyn, NY 11201
      Telephone: (212) 687-8291
      Facsimile: (212) 687-8292
      E-mail: krichman@richmanlawgroup.com


PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT: Schneider Moves for Class Certification
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Mary Schneider moves the Court to certify the class described in
the complaint of the lawsuit styled MARY SCHNEIDER, Individually
and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. PROFESSIONAL
PLACEMENT SERVICES LLC and CAPITAL ONE N.A., Case No. 2:17-cv-
01734-WED (E.D. Wisc.), and further asks that the Court both stay
the motion for class certification and to grant the Plaintiff
(and the Defendant) relief from the Local Rules setting automatic
briefing schedules and requiring briefs and supporting material
to be filed with the Motion.

Damasco and decisions like it imposed significant burdens on the
Court and on Plaintiff's Counsel, the Plaintiff asserts, citing
Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011),
overruled, Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th
Cir. 2015).

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit in Damasco instructed plaintiffs to file a certification
motion with the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing
on the certification motion until discovery could commence, Ms.
Schneider states.

The Supreme Court's decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 2016
U.S. LEXIS 846 *14-15 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2016) (internal citations
omitted) and Chapman should have put a stop to this practice, Ms.
Schneider contends.  Unfortunately, they have not, she continues.

In dicta, the Supreme Court left open the possibility that a
defendant facing a class action complaint could moot a class
representative's case by depositing funds equal to or in excess
of the maximum value of the plaintiff's claim with the court and
having the court enter judgment in the plaintiff's favor prior to
a class certification motion.  Campbell-Ewald Co., 2016 U.S.
LEXIS 846 *19 ("We need not, and do not, now decide whether the
result would be different if a defendant deposits the full amount
of the plaintiff's individual claim in an account payable to the
plaintiff, and the court then enters judgment for the plaintiff
in that amount.").

One defendant has already attempted the scheme contemplated in
Campbell-Ewald.  In Severns v. Eastern Account Systems of
Connecticut, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-1168, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
23164 (E.D. Wis. Feb. 24, 2016), the defendant moved the Court
for leave to deposit funds.  Judge Randa denied the request on
grounds that a motion for class certification was pending at the
time of the defendant's motion.

Ms. Schneider asserts that she is obligated to move for class
certification to protect the interests of the putative class.

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

One of the judges in this District has, in the past, specifically
requested of Plaintiff's counsel that he not file a brief and
supporting documents in support of a class certification motion
filed with a complaint pursuant to Damasco.  But doing so would
violate the local rules absent the type of relief sought in this
Motion, Ms. Schneider states.

The Plaintiff also asks to be appointed as class representative,
and for the appointment of Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP, as class
counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=kqMzU8qf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          John D. Blythin, Esq.
          Mark A. Eldridge, Esq.
          Jesse Fruchter, Esq.
          Ben J. Slatky, Esq.
          ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP
          3620 East Layton Avenue
          Cudahy, WI 53110
          Telephone: (414) 482-8000
          Facsimile: (414) 482-8001
          E-mail: jblythin@ademilaw.com
                  meldridge@ademilaw.com
                  jfruchter@ademilaw.com
                  bslatky@ademilaw.com


PROJECT RESOURCES: "Avila" Suit Seeks Unpaid Overtime Wages
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Mario Avila, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated employees, Plaintiff, v. Project Resources Group, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 17-cv-03762, (S.D. Tex., December 13, 2017),
seeks actual damages in the amount of unpaid overtime wages,
liquidated damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, court
costs, reasonable attorneys' fees and all other relief under the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Defendant provides outside plant damage investigation and
recovery services where Plaintiff worked as a former Damage Field
Investigator. He claims compensation for overtime for work more
than forty hours in a workweek.

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Clayton D. Craighead, Esq.
      THE CRAIGHEAD LAW FIRM, PLLC
      440 Louisiana, Suite 900
      Houston, TX 77002
      Tel: (832) 798-1184
      Fax: (832) 553-7261
      Email: clayton.craighead@thetxlawfirm.com


RMI INTERNATIONAL: Fails to Timely Pay Wages, Ekladyous Claims
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Mina Ekladyous, as an individual and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. RMI International, Inc. and
Does 1 through 50, the Defendants, Case No. BC684036, (Cal. Sup.
Ct., November 17, 2017), seeks to recover damages for violation
of the Labor Code.

The complaint alleges that the Defendants failed to pay all of
their employees, including Plaintiff and other members of Class,
on a timely basis in accordance with the Labor Code. Pursuant to
the Labor Code, all Temporary Services Employees must be paid
their wages on a weekly basis. Plaintiff alleges that he and all
other Temporary Services Employees were paid their wages beyond
the time frames set forth in the Labor Code.  The Defendants'
practice and uniform administration of corporate policy regarding
untimely payment of wages is unlawful and creates an entitlement
to recovery.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Edward W. Choi, Esq.
     Paul M. Yi, Esq.
     LAW OFFICES OF CHOI & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
     515 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1250
     Los Angeles, CA 90071
     Telephone: (213)381-1515
     Facsimile: (213) 465-4885


SAN FRANCISCO, CA: "Carroll" Pension Suit Underway
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Joyce Carroll, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. City and County of San Francisco, San
Francisco Retirement Board, San Francisco Employees Retirement
System and Does 1 to 15, the Defendants, Case No. CGC-17-562580,
seeks compensatory damages and punitive damages, as well as
interest, attorney's fees, costs (including expert-witness fees),
and injunctive relief, all pursuant to the California Government
Code section 12965.

The complaint alleges that the Plaintiff, including the other
similarly situated persons, have been injured by Defendants'
payment of reduced retirement benefits to them on the basis of
their age at hiring in violation of the California Fair
Employment and Housing Act.  The Plaintiff and other similarly
situated persons were over 40 years of age at the time of hiring
and eligible for disability retirement at the time of
retirement.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Randall B. Aiman-Smith, Esq.
     Reed W.L. Marcy, Esq.
     Hallie Von Rock, Esq.
     Carey A. James, Esq.
     Brent A. Robinson, Esq.
     AIMAN-SMITH MARCY
     7677 Oakport St. Suite 1150
     Oakland, CA 94621
     Telephone: (510) 817-2711
     Facsimile: (510) 562-6830
     Email: ras@asmlawyers.com
     Email: rwlm@asmlawyers.com
     Email: hvr@asmlawyers.com
     Email: caj@asmlawyers.com
     Email: bar@asmlawyers.com


SAULSBURY INDUSTRIES: Class of Workers Certified in "Kilmon" Suit
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The Hon. Robert A. Junell granted the Plaintiff's motion for
conditional certification and for notice to putative class
members in the lawsuit entitled MICHAEL KILMON, Individually and
on behalf of others similarly situated v. SAULSBURY INDUSTRIES,
INC., Case No. 7:17-cv-00099-RAJ-DC (W.D. Tex.).

The class is defined as:

     ALL CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES OF SAULSBURY INDUSTRIES,
     INC. WHO WERE, AT ANY POINT IN THE PAST THREE (3) YEARS,
     PAID STRAIGHT TIME FOR OVERTIME.

On May 18, 2017, Plaintiff originally filed this suit as a
collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The
Plaintiff seeks unpaid overtime compensation on behalf of himself
and all others similarly situated.

Judge Junell directs the Plaintiff to file with the Court a
Revised Proposed Notice that complies with the Order.  The
Defendant shall provide the Plaintiff's counsel with the names,
last known addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of
the potential opt-in plaintiffs, in a usable electronic format.

The Plaintiff's counsel shall, upon obtaining the Court-Ordered
Information, be permitted to send notices of this action in the
form set forth in Plaintiff's Revised Proposed Notice, by mail
and e-mail, for a period of 60 days from the date the Defendant
provides the Plaintiff with the Court-Ordered Information.

The Plaintiff's counsel shall file an advisory of any sending of
such notices with the Court within three business days of doing
so.  The notice shall inform all potential opt-in plaintiffs that
they shall have until 60 days from the date the Defendant
provides the Plaintiff with the Court-Ordered Information to
deposit in the mail or e-mail their Notices of Consent to Join to
counsel for the Plaintiff.

The Plaintiff's counsel shall have until 15 days after the
expiration of the 60-day notice period (which ends 60 days from
the date the Defendant provides the Plaintiff's counsel with the
Court-Ordered Information) to file the Notices of Consent to
Join of all opt-in plaintiffs received.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=wAJ5oXmJ


SOUTH STAR LOGISTICS: "Carrillo" Wage-and-Hour Suit Underway
------------------------------------------------------------
Tereso Carrillo, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiff, v. South Star Logistics, Inc., the
Defendant, Case No. BC683545, (Cal. Sup. Ct., November 17, 2017),
seeks to recover unpaid wages and other relief against the
Defendant based on the Labor Code, Wage Order and Business and
Professions Code.

The complaint alleges that the Defendant failed to pay all wages
for all hours worked, indemnify reasonable expenses incurred
during the course of performing their duties, and provide
accurate wage statements. The Defendant's conduct is unlawful as
it maintained a policy, practice or a lack of policy which
resulted to damage to the Plaintiff and other similarly situated
persons.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     David G. Spivak, Esq.
     Sehyung "Logan" Park, Esq.
     THE SPIVAK LAW FIRM
     16530 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 312
     Encino, CA 91436
     Telephone: (818) 582-3086
     Facsimile: (818) 582-2561
     Email: david@spivaklaw.com
     Email: logan@spivaklaw.com


SPECIALTY HOME: Paolercio Suit Alleges FLSA and ERISA Violations
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YESSICA L. PAOLERCIO, individually and on behalf of other
similarly situated individuals v. SPECIALTY HOME CARE SERVICES,
INC., alias, ANNE SHATTUCK, alias, WILLIAM D. PANE, alias, and
CHERYL LEE, alias, Case No. 1:17-cv-00561 (D.R.I., December 1,
2017), seeks compensatory, liquidated, and punitive damages,
counsel fees, costs and other equitable relief arising out of the
Defendants' alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act,
the Rhode Island Minimum Wage Act, the Rhode Island Payment of
Wages Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the
Rhode Island Whistleblower Protection Act.

Specialty Homecare Services, Inc., is a corporation duly
organized and incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts with a principal office located in Centerville,
Massachusetts and a place of business located in Providence,
Rhode Island.  The Individual Defendants are owners,
shareholders, officers or employees of the Company.

Specialty Homecare provides non-medical health care services in
the state of Rhode Island and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Richard A. Sinapi, Esq
          SINAPI LAW ASSOCIATES, LTD.
          2374 Post Road, Suite 201
          Warwick, RI 02886
          Telephone: (401) 739-9690
          Facsimile: (401) 739-9040
          E-mail: ras@sinapilaw.com


STARZ ENTERTAINMENT: Illegally Charges Consumers, Roberts Alleges
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TAWANNA ROBERTS, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated v. STARZ ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, Case No. 1:17-cv-
09452 (E.D.N.Y., December 1, 2017), is brought for damages and
other relief arising from Starz's alleged routine practice of
charging consumers for its services without their consent.

Ms. Roberts says that Starz, a video content provider,
prominently advertises to consumers, on both its app and Web
site: "7 day free trial.  No commitment.  Cancel anytime."  She
alleges that Starz lures consumers into signing up for its
supposedly "free" 7-day trial, but then, it makes it difficult or
impossible to cancel the supposedly "free trial," causing
customers to pay for a service they never wanted to pay for.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is organized and exists under the laws
of the state of Colorado with its principal place of business in
Englewood, Colorado.  Starz is a global media and entertainment
company that provides premium subscription video programming on
domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and
distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its
investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service.  Starz is home
to the flagship STARZ(R) brand and STARZ ENCORE channels and
provides high-quality, entertaining premium subscription video
programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-
demand and online services, including the STARZ app.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Todd S. Garber, Esq.
          Jean M. Sedlak, Esq.
          FINKELSTEIN, BLANKINSHIP, FREI-PEARSON & GARBER, LLP
          445 Hamilton Avenue
          White Plains, NY 10601
          Telephone: (914) 298-3281
          Facsimile: (914) 824-1561
          E-mail: tgarber@fbfglaw.com
          jsedlak@fbfglaw.com

               - and -

          Jeffrey Kaliel, Esq.
          KALIEL PLLC
          1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Floor
          Washington, DC 20009
          Telephone: (202) 615-3948
          E-mail: jkaliel@kalielpllc.com


STEEL PARTNERS: Faces "Pill" Suit Over Handy & Harman Merger Plan
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David Pill and Alan Kahn, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Steel Partners Holdings L.P. and
Robert Frankfurt, Case No. 657304/2017 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., December
11, 2017), arises out of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated
June 26, 2017, pursuant to which Steel Partners Holdings L.P.
acquired Handy & Harman Ltd.'s public minority interest through a
tender offer and follow-on merger, whereby each HNH share was
exchanged for 1.484 shares of 6.0% Series A preferred units of
SPLP.

However, says the complaint, the requirements of the Merger were
not met because of the undisclosed conflicts of interest that
tainted the process, a faulty financial analysis that prevented
stockholders from being able to make a proper determination as to
the fairness of the consideration, and an unfair resulting price
calling into question the adequacy of the negotiations that
culminated in unfair consideration being provided to the public
stockholders of Handy & Harman Ltd. in the going private
transaction.

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. operates as a private equity firm
with common units that trade on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol "SPLP." [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      James S. Notis, Esq.
      Jennifer Sarnelli, Esq.
      GARDY & NOTIS, LLP
      Tower 56 126 East 56th Street, 8th Floor
      New York, NY 10022
      Telephone: (212) 905-0509
      E-mail: jnotis@gardylaw.com
              jsarnelli@gardylaw.com

         - and -

      Carl L. Stine, Esq.
      Sean M. Zaroogian, Esq.
      WOLF POPPER LLP
      845 3rd Avenue, 12th Floor
      New York, NY 10022
      Telephone: (212) 759-4600
      E-mail: cstine@wolfpopper.com
              szaroogian@wolfpopper.com

         - and -

      Harold B. Obstfeld, Esq.
      HAROLD B. OBSTFELD, P.C.
      1185 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor
      New York, NY 10036
      Telephone: (212) 696-1212
      Facsimile: (212) 867-7369
      E-mail: hobsd@rcn.com


SURNAIK HOLDINGS: "Snider" Suit Underway in S.D. West Virginia
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The venue of the case styled as Paul Snider, on behalf of himself
and a class of others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Surnaik Holdings of WV, LLC, the Defendant, was removed from the
Circuit Court of Wood County, Case No. 17-C-377, on November 20,
2017, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
West Virginia, Case No. 2:17-cv-04388 (S.D. W.Va.).  The case is
assigned to Judge Thomas E. Johnston for all further proceedings.

In an Order dated Dec. 26, Judge Thomas E. Johnston held that:

     -- Rule 12(b) Motions were due Jan. 15, 2018.

     -- Rule 26(f) Meeting is set for Jan. 29, 2018.

     -- the Last day to file report of Rule 26(f) Meeting is
        Feb. 5, 2018.

     -- Scheduling Conference is set for 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9,
        2018, in Charleston.

     -- the Entry of Scheduling Order is Feb. 14, 2018.

     -- the Last Day to make Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures is
        Feb. 23, 2018.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Alexander D. McLaughlin, Esq.
     THE CALWELL PRACTICE
     P. O. Box 113
     Charleston, WV 25321-0113
     Telephone: (304) 343-4323
     Facsimile: (304) 344-3684
     Email: amclaughlin@calwelllaw.com

          - and -

     John H. Skaggs, Esq.
     THE CALWELL PRACTICE
     Law and Arts Center West
     500 Randolph Street
     Charleston, WV 25302
     Telephone: (304) 343-4323
     Facsimile: (304) 344-3684
     Email: jskaggs@calwelllaw.com

Counsel For Defendant(s):

     Isaac Ralston Forman, Esq.
     Jonathan Zak Ritchie, Esq.
     Michael B. Hissam, Esq.
     Ryan McCune Donovan, Esq.
     BAILEY & GLASSER
     209 Capitol Street
     Charleston, WV 25301-1386
     Telephone: (304) 345-6555
     Facsimile: (304) 342-1110
     E-mail: iforman@baileyglasser.com
             zritchie@baileyglasser.com
             mhissam@baileyglasser.com
             rdonovan@baileyglasser.com


SURVEILLANCE SECURITY: "Aslam" Suit in Cal. State Court Underway
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A class action has been filed against Surveillance Security Inc.
The case is titled as Navid Aslam, the Plaintiff, v. Surveillance
Security Inc and Does 1-100, the Defendant, Case No. 34-2017-
00220142-CU-OE-GDS, (Cal. Sup. Ct., October 4, 2017).[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Galen T Shimoda, Esq.
     SHIMODA LAW CORP
     9401 East Stockton Blvd., Suite 200
     Elk Grove, CA 95624
     Tel: (916) 525-0716


SYMANTEC CORP: March 9 Conference in "Nathan" Auto Renewal Suit
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A case management conference has been scheduled for March 9,
2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the case, Reuben Nathan, individually and
on behalf of all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v.
Symantec Corporation and Does 1 through 100, the Defendants, Case
No. 17CV319332 (Cal. Super. Ct., Nov. 17, 2017).

Discovery and the responsive pleading deadline have been stayed,
as of Nov. 30.

The case seeks restitution, injunction and other equitable relief
based on California Business and Professions Code, California
Code of Civil Procedure and California Civil Code.

According to the lawsuit, Nathan ordered a one-year subscription
for Norton Security Deluxe from the Defendant and during that
time of subscription the Plaintiff and other similarly situated
consumers were subject to Defendant's unlawful policies and
practices. The Defendant made and continues to make automatic
renewal or continuous service offers to consumers but failed to
present the automatic renewal offer terms in a clear and
conspicuous manner before the subscription or purchasing
agreement is fulfilled. The Defendant charged and continues to
charge without first obtaining the consumer's affirmative consent
to the agreement.  Thus, the Plaintiff for himself and on behalf
of all other similarly consumers allege among others violations
of Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Matthew Righetti, Esq.
     John Glugoski, Esq.
     Michael Righetti, Esq.
     RIGHETTI GLUGOSKI, PC
     456 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400
     San Francisco, CA 94104
     Telephone: (415) 983-0900
     Facsimile: (415) 397-9005


TATA CONSULTANCY: Faces US Class Action Over Anti-American Bias
---------------------------------------------------------------
Rounak Kumar Gunjan, writing for News18.com, reports that India's
largest software company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is
facing a legal trial in the US over allegations of being biased
against American workers. According to a Bloomberg report, TCS'
request to dismiss a 2015 lawsuit that accused it of violating
anti-discrimination laws by favouring South Asian workers was
rejected by a federal judge in California.

The federal judge expanded the case filed by American workers who
lost their jobs at TCS offices in the US into a class-action
suit, adding to the worries of the IT giant.

On Dec. 27, the federal judge in Oakland, California, rejected a
request from TCS to dismiss the 2015 lawsuit accusing it of
violating anti-discrimination laws by favouring South Asians
workers.

Interestingly, TCS hired 12,500 people in the US between 2011 and
2016, creating more, according to a study by The Cambridge
Report.

The software major spent over $3 billion (Rs 19,360 crore) on
employment, education and academic partnerships over the past
three years in the US.

While the case predates President Donald Trump's election, its
objective mirrors one of his campaign promises: 'To reduce the
use of overseas workers in US'.

A class action suit is a case wherein one of the parties is a
group of people who are represented collectively by a member of
that group. In such a case, a representative sues a defendant or
a number of defendants on behalf of the group, or class of
parties.  This differs from a traditional lawsuit, where one
party sues another party for redress of a wrong, and all the
parties are present in court.

Earlier, TCS bagged a $2.25-billion outsourcing contract from
Nielsen, global data and measurement firm.  The partnership,
signed in October in 2017, is a renewal of TCS' existing
collaboration with Nielsen.  The two companies had struck a
10-year deal in 2008 for $1.2 billion, which was expanded to $2.5
billion in 2013.

Under the new deal, the terms of the agreement have been extended
for an additional five years to expire on December 31, 2025, with
three one-year renewal options granted to Nielsen. [GN]


TERRANEA RESORT: Accused of Exploiting Foreign Exchange Interns
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Andrea Castillo, writing for Los Angeles Times, reports that
foreign exchange interns Falak Rashid and her fiancÇ Wahid Rahman
couldn't wait to start their year in Southern California.

Terranea Resort billed itself as a 102-acre Palos Verdes luxury
retreat, mere minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles.  The
couple, part of a culinary internship program, would rotate among
the resort's eight restaurants and learn to prepare cuisines from
around the world, becoming chefs capable of opening an
international restaurant back in their native India.

Instead, Rashid, 23, and Rahman, 24, who spent a combined $15,000
on airfare, U.S. visas and placement fees, said they were put to
work as entry level cooks in one of the resort's kitchens, where
they received no meaningful training, and under exploitative
conditions.

The couple stayed less than two months before deciding to cut
their losses and fly back to Kolkata.  They had blown through
their savings and accumulated $11,000 in debt.

Unite Here Local 11, which represents hotel workers in Southern
California, filed a complaint with the U.S. State Department on
behalf of Rashid and Rahman.

The complaint alleges the resort "replaced nearly its entire
entry-level cook workforce" with interns from Asian countries
including the Philippines, Malaysia and India, employing about 45
such workers across its various kitchens by 2017.

Unite Here asserts that the resort misled interns and violated
the State Department's regulations for the J-1 cultural and
educational exchange visa, as well as human trafficking and labor
laws.  The union seeks reimbursement of the couple's expenses and
an investigation of Terranea's internship program.

Filling positions with interns violates the visa program's
mandate against displacing American workers, according to the
complaint.  The interns perform essentially the same routine
tasks as ordinary workers but pay large placement fees and don't
receive raises or benefits.

"The workers are vulnerable to exploitation because their
immigration status in the U.S. is tied to their continued
employment at the resort," the complaint states.  Advocates said
many workers are afraid to speak out because they've spent so
much money and they need the certificate of completion for their
resume.

Jessie Burns, a spokeswoman for the resort, called the
allegations baseless.  She said Terranea has offered culinary
internships through the visa program since 2011.  More than 160
students have completed the yearlong program, she said.

"We are very proud of the students who we have trained and who
have gone on to launch their own culinary journey," she said in
an email.  "Some of our interns have successfully opened their
own restaurants, and become sous chefs and chefs at other
resorts."

Rashid and Rahman had recently graduated from culinary school and
were looking for more hands-on experience before starting their
careers.  A visa sponsor organization, International Educational
Exchange, recommended Terranea.

The $480 million resort property is owned by the Los Angeles-
based Lowe Enterprises and employs 1,200 people.  The resort has
nearly 600 rooms, four ocean-view pools, a spa and a nine-hole
golf course.

During a Skype interview, managers described the program as a
valuable opportunity in which interns would learn about all the
resort's operations and a variety of cuisines.  The couple was
selected for the program, which was set to begin August 15.

Their problems started as soon as the plane touched down in Los
Angeles.

Rashid and Rahman said they had been told they would receive help
finding a place to live.  They ended up staying in a hotel for
two nights before finding a room in a crowded two-bedroom
apartment with four other Terranea employees.

Mr. Burns said interns are provided information on temporary
housing options in the area and outgoing interns, as well as the
coordinating agency, often help incoming interns get settled.

The couple's internship placement plans, which are signed by an
International Educational Exchange representative and by two
Terranea managers, specify that the interns would receive "on-
site supervision and mentoring" through structured activities
such as classroom training, seminars and department rotations.

The plans said Rashid and Rahman would rotate in phases from
kitchen prep, to meat and seafood, to sauces.  They were promised
cultural activities like a New Year's gala and visits to
amusement parks.

Terranea's managers assured that the trainees would receive daily
feedback and that supervisors would address their questions and
concerns.  Their signatures certified that the interns would not
fill a labor need.

On her first day of work, making $14.50 an hour, Rashid said she
was told to watch a 30-minute video on knife safety and read a
book of safety procedures and a summary of recipes.  Then, she
was immediately put to work in the kitchen responsible for room
service meals.

A fellow intern showed Rashid how to make flatbreads then left
her on her own.  He said she'd have to learn quickly because she
would be in charge of opening and closing the kitchen by her
second week.

"I'm here to learn," she recalled saying to him.  "You can't
leave an intern in charge of these things alone."

The couple said their jobs consisted of cleaning, chopping
vegetables and making sandwiches, burgers, salads and pizzas.
They said they were berated by the chef on several occasions.
They also had to purchase their own knives, thermometers and
shoes.

The Unite Here complaint says Terranea's conduct appears to
violate the federal Trafficking Victims Protection
Reauthorization Act, which prohibits fraudulently recruiting or
hiring a person outside of the U.S. for employment in the U.S.
under false pretenses.

"This is not a typical trafficking case," said attorney Jeremy
Blasi, "but there are elements of the law that are meant to
protect workers from this kind of abuse."

Lead cook Freddy Lovato, 45, said he noticed when interns began
filling full-time entry-level cook positions.  Now, he estimates
that interns fill at least 60% of those positions overall.

Mr. Lovato works in the room service kitchen, where he met Rashid
and Rahman.  He has 20 years cooking experience and has been with
Terranea since it opened in 2009.

He said the interns' lack of experience and training can make his
job more difficult, especially because they leave just as they're
getting better.  "We train them fast because we also have our own
duties," he said.

Fed up, Rashid and Rahman decided to leave.  They emailed their
sponsor organization and flew home on Oct. 2.

Now, Rahman works for a wedding planning company making $500 a
month.  He recently sold his Honda to make a loan payment.

"I wanted to learn about the cuisine, the culture, the way of
hospitality there and the way of cooking" he said.  "But we were
stuck in one place where we were only told to make pizza,
flatbreads, salads and sandwiches."

This isn't the first complaint against Terranea.  Workers sued
the hotel in October, over a wage dispute and allegations that
they were denied meal and rest breaks.

The lawsuit asserts that Terranea also doesn't reimburse some
kitchen employees for cooking equipment.  If approved by the
court, the complaint could become a class-action suit,
representing about 600 employees at the resort.

Terranea was the subject of a class-action lawsuit in 2011 that
contended the resort wasn't paying overtime wages and minimum
wages as required by law.  The suit was settled with the resort
agreeing to pay $1.1 million to the workers and to cover attorney
fees.

Jon Tuason, 30, participated in the internship at Terranea in
2015 after the company recruited students at his culinary school
in the Philippines.  Mr. Tuason is a U.S. citizen but grew up in
the Philippines.

Like Rashid and Rahman, Mr. Tuason and two other interns arrived
with no idea how to get to the resort or find housing.  His first
days at work consisted of filling small jars with oil.

"I felt like a manufacturing machine," he said.  "I knew it was
going to be hard work -- I was expecting that.  But I was at
least expecting to learn something from it."

Mr. Tuason said he stayed in the room service kitchen for about
five months before he was allowed to transfer to the cold
kitchen, where he made salads and peeled fruit for the remainder
of his internship.

Toward the end of his year at Terranea, Mr. Tuason sensed he
would never receive the structured learning he had signed up for.
He decided to ride it out, figuring he wouldn't get his money
back and feeling too intimidated to complain.  He now works at
Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles in guest services.

Before he left, Mr. Tuason said Terranea managers asked him to be
part of a video presentation they would use to recruit more
interns from the Philippines.  He smiled for the camera and
talked about how fun it is to live and work in the Golden State.

"That line gets interns excited," he said.  "The feeling that
they're in California -- it's what drives them here.  But at the
end of the day, we're here to help Terranea save money."  [GN]


TOSHIBA CORP: U.S. Residents Launch Suit Over Nuclear Project
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Nikkei Asian Review reports that a group of U.S. residents has
launched a class-action lawsuit against Toshiba over the decision
to halt work on a pair of reactors being built by its bankrupt
American nuclear unit, seeking unspecified damages.

Two residents of South Carolina, home to the V.C. Summer nuclear
plant, have taken the Japanese electronics conglomerate to court
on behalf of customers purchasing power from South Carolina
Electric & Gas, whose parent Scana manages the plant.  Toshiba
was served with the complaint on Dec. 26.

Toshiba nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric of the U.S. was
contracted to build two new reactors at the plant, with a portion
paid for via premiums SCE&G charged customers on their electric
bills.  After Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy, Toshiba reached
a deal to abandon the expansion.  The plaintiffs now demand that
Toshiba pay the customers who helped foot the bill for the
canceled project.

This marks the first damages claim Toshiba has faced over its
U.S. nuclear operations.

The total amount sought was not given in the documents received
by the company.  Toshiba has said it does not anticipate a major
impact on earnings at this time. [GN]


TRANS WORLD: "Spack" Class Suit Transferred to N.D. New York
------------------------------------------------------------
The class action lawsuit filed on April 20, 2017 captioned Carol
Spack, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated v.
Trans World Entertainment Corp., Record Town, Inc., and Record
Town USA, LLC, Case No. 3:17-cv-02687, was transferred on
December 11, 2017, from the District of New Jersey to the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of New York. The
District Court Clerk assigned Case No. 1:17-cv-01335-TJM-CFH to
the proceeding.

The case asserts labor-related claims.

The Defendants operate a chain of entertainment media retail
stores in the United States. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Stephan T. Mashel, Esq.
      MASHEL LAW LLC
      500 Campus Drive, Suite 303
      Morganville, NJ
      Telephone: (732) 536-6161
      Facsimile: (732) 536-6165
      E-mail: smashel@machellaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

      William J. Anthony, Esq.
      JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
      677 Broadway 9th Floor
      Albany, NY 12110
      Telephone: (518) 512-8700
      E-mail: anthonyw@jacksonlewis.com


UCI KITCHEN & BATH: Discovery Plan Okayed in "Lorenzo" Labor Suit
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In the case, Everardo Fermin Lorenzo and Jesus Fulgar Sandoval,
individually and on behalf of all those similarly situated, the
Plaintiffs, v. UCI Kitchen & Bath, Inc., Sohyla Nayebosadri and
Touraj Nayebosadri, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-03895-WSD,
(N.D. Ga., October 4, 2017), Judge William S. Duffey, Jr.,
entered a Scheduling Order approving the parties' Joint
Preliminary Report and Discovery Plan.

The time limits for adding parties, amending the pleadings,
filing motions, completing discovery, and discussing settlement
are as set out in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the
Local Rules of this Court. All discovery, fact and expert, shall
be completed on or before April 30, 2018. Plaintiffs' Motion for
Conditional Certification shall be filed on or before January 19,
2018.

UCI Kitchen filed its Answer to Complaint on Dec. 1.

Lorenzo was employed as a granite polisher while Sandoval was
employed by Defendants as a marble fabricator.  Plaintiffs were
paid straight-time for all hours worked, despite working well in
excess of 40 hours per week. Stated in the complaint is that both
Plaintiffs worked 55 hours per week, which includes 40 regular
hours and 15 overtime hours. Plaintiff Lorenzo is owed $28,140,
and Plaintiff Sandoval is owed $39,690. Defendants have failed to
pay overtime to these hourly employees, with no colorable
argument as to why these workers are exempt. This constitutes a
willful violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act within the
meaning of 29 U.S.C. Sec. 255(a).

UCI Kitchen & Bath Inc. is a full-service vendor of natural,
synthetic, and exotic stone countertops and surfaces in the
southeast region of the United States that cater to commercial
clients, home builders, multifamily residential properties,
corporations, and the hospitality industry in Georgia, South
Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Brandon A. Thomas, Esq.
     THE LAW OFFICES OF BRANDON A. THOMAS, PC
     1800 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 300
     Atlanta, GA 30309
     Telephone: (404) 343-2441
     Facsimile: (404) 352-5636
     Email: brandon@brandonthomaslaw.com


UNIVERSAL METRICS: Bonnett Sues Over Shaved Off Time
----------------------------------------------------
Jerry Bonnett, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff, v. Universal Metrics, Inc., Defendant, Case
No. 17-cv-1742 (E.D. Wisc., December 13, 2017), seeks to recover
unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, costs,
attorneys' fees, and/or any such other relief for violation of
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Universal Metrics, Inc., is a metal fabrication company located
in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin where Bonnett worked. He claims
that his employer rounds his start times to the next 15-minute
increment and correspondingly rounded down his time-off to the
last 15 minutes, thus effectively shortchanging him on his hours
rendered. [BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

      Summer H. Murshid, Esq.
      Larry A. Johnson, Esq.
      Timothy P. Maynard, Esq.
      HAWKS QUINDEL, S.C.
      222 East Erie, Suite 210
      P.O. Box 442
      Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
      Telephone: 414-271-8650
      Fax: 414-271-8442
      E-mail: ljohnson@hq-law.com
              smurshid@hq-law.com
              tmaynard@hq-law.com


UNO RESTAURANT: Alvarez Moves to Certify Bussers & Servers Class
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The Plaintiff in the lawsuit styled JOSE SANTOS ALVAREZ, on
behalf of himself and others similarly situated v. UNO RESTAURANT
ASSOCIATES, INC. d/b/a Prime Italian, a Florida for-profit
corporation, and MYLES CHEFETZ, an individual, Case No. 1:17-cv-
24452-RNS (S.D. Fla.), moves the Court for an order certifying
collective action and authorizing notice to all class members
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

The Class consists of:

     All bussers and servers ("tipped employees") who worked for
     Defendants during the three (3) years preceding this lawsuit
     and who, as a result of Defendants' policy of requiring them
     to share their tips with non-tipped employees, earned less
     than the applicable minimum regular and overtime wage for
     one or more weeks during the Relevant Time Period.

Mr. Alvarez also asks the Court to direct the Defendants to
produce to his counsel within 20 days a list containing the names
and last known addresses of putative 216(b) Class Members, who
worked for the Defendants during the last three years.  He
further asks the Court to authorize his counsel to send a notice
to all individuals whose names appear on the list produced by the
Defendants' counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=USzbaY8y

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert W. Brock II, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF LOWELL J. KUVIN
          17 East Flagler Street, Suite 223
          Miami, FL 33131
          Telephone: (305) 358-6800
          Facsimile: (305) 358-6808
          E-mail: robert@kuvinlaw.com


URBAN SPACE: "McClendon" Suit Seeks to Recover Unpaid Overtime
--------------------------------------------------------------
Craig McClendon, individually and on behalf of all other persons
similarly situated v. Urban Space Works LLC, Urbanspace Grand
Central LLC, Urban Space 230 Park LLC, and Eldon Scott and/or any
other entities affiliated with or controlled by Urban Space Works
LLC, Urbanspace Grand Central LLC, Urban Space 230 Park LLC, and
Eldon Scott, Case No. 153586/2017, (N.Y. Sup. Ct., December 11,
2017), seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation and withheld
wages owed to Plaintiff and all similarly situated persons who
are presently or were formerly employed by Urban Space Works LLC,
Urbanspace Grand Central LLC, Urban Space 230 Park LL in the
State of New York.

The Defendants operate a business engaged in organizing,
promoting, and managing local retail and culinary markets. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Lloyd Ambinder, Esq.
      Alison Genova, Esq.
      VIRGINIA & AMBINDER, LLP
      40 Broad Street, 7th Floor
      New York, NY 10004
      Telephone: (212) 943-9080
      E-mail: lambinder@vandallp.com


VAN RU CREDIT: Certification of Class Sought in "Al" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------
Deborah Al moves the Court to certify the class described in the
complaint of the lawsuit captioned DEBORAH AL, Individually and
on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. VAN RU CREDIT
CORPORATION, Case No. 2:17-cv-01738-JPS (E.D. Wisc.), and further
asks that the Court both stay the motion for class certification
and to grant the Plaintiff (and the Defendant) relief from the
Local Rules setting automatic briefing schedules and requiring
briefs and supporting material to be filed with the Motion.

Damasco and decisions like it imposed significant burdens on the
Court and on Plaintiff's Counsel, the Plaintiff asserts, citing
Damasco v. Clearwire Corp., 662 F.3d 891 (7th Cir. 2011),
overruled, Chapman v. First Index, Inc., 796 F.3d 783, 787 (7th
Cir. 2015).

To avoid the risk of a defendant mooting a putative class
representative's individual stake in the litigation, the Seventh
Circuit in Damasco instructed plaintiffs to file a certification
motion with the complaint, along with a motion to stay briefing
on the certification motion until discovery could commence, the
Plaintiff states.

The Supreme Court's decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 2016
U.S. LEXIS 846 *14-15 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2016) (internal citations
omitted) and Chapman should have put a stop to this practice, the
Plaintiff contends.  Unfortunately, they have not, the Plaintiff
asserts.

In dicta, the Supreme Court left open the possibility that a
defendant facing a class action complaint could moot a class
representative's case by depositing funds equal to or in excess
of the maximum value of the plaintiff's claim with the court and
having the court enter judgment in the plaintiff's favor prior to
a class certification motion.  Campbell-Ewald Co., 2016 U.S.
LEXIS 846 *19 ("We need not, and do not, now decide whether the
result would be different if a defendant deposits the full amount
of the plaintiff's individual claim in an account payable to the
plaintiff, and the court then enters judgment for the plaintiff
in that amount.").

One defendant has already attempted the scheme contemplated in
Campbell-Ewald.  In Severns v. Eastern Account Systems of
Connecticut, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-1168, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
23164 (E.D. Wis. Feb. 24, 2016), the defendant moved the Court
for leave to deposit funds.  Judge Randa denied the request on
grounds that a motion for class certification was pending at the
time of the defendant's motion.

The Plaintiff asserts that she is obligated to move for class
certification to protect the interests of the putative class.

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

One of the judges in this District has, in the past, specifically
requested of Plaintiff's counsel that he not file a brief and
supporting documents in support of a class certification motion
filed with a complaint pursuant to Damasco.  But doing so would
violate the local rules absent the type of relief sought in this
Motion, the Plaintiff states.

The Plaintiff also asks to be appointed as class representative,
and for the appointment of Ademi & O'Reilly, LLP, as class
counsel.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=RVhDqV3w

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          John D. Blythin, Esq.
          Mark A. Eldridge, Esq.
          Jesse Fruchter, Esq.
          Ben J. Slatky, Esq.
          ADEMI & O'REILLY, LLP
          3620 East Layton Avenue
          Cudahy, WI 53110
          Telephone: (414) 482-8000
          Facsimile: (414) 482-8001
          E-mail: jblythin@ademilaw.com
                  meldridge@ademilaw.com
                  jfruchter@ademilaw.com
                  bslatky@ademilaw.com


WAGNER COLLEGE: Feb. 2 Case Conference in "Delacruz" Suit
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A class action has been filed against Wagner College. The case is
titled as Emanuel Delacruz, individually and on behalf of all
other persons similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Wagner
College, the Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-08992-RA (S.D.N.Y.,
November 16, 2017).  The case is assigned to Judge Ronnie Abrams.

By Order dated Dec. 22, the Court set the Initial Case Conference
for Feb. 2 at 12:15 p.m. in Courtroom 1506, 40 Foley Square, New
York, NY 10007 before Judge Abrams.

By Jan. 26, the parties must submit a joint letter and a proposed
case management plan and scheduling order.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Dana Lauren Gottlieb, Esq.
     GOTTLIEB & ASSOCIATES
     150 East 18th Street Suite PHR
     New York, NY 10003
     Telephone: (917) 796-7437
     Facsimile: (212) 982-6284
     Email: danalgottlieb@aol.com


WEST KENDALL IMPORTS: "Rodas" Labor Suit Removed to S.D. Fla.
-------------------------------------------------------------
The case, Rodas v. WestKendall Imports, LLC, has been removed to
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court and assigned Case No. 17-cv-24711, on Dec 28,
2017.

The case was originally captioned, Christopher Gabriel Rodas,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, the
Plaintiff, v. West Kendall Imports, Inc., the Defendant, Case No.
64370558, (Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for
Miami Date County Florida, November 17, 2017), and seeks to
recover unpaid overtime an additional equal amount as liquidated
damages, obtain declaratory relief and reasonable attorneys' fees
and costs.

The Plaintiff was employed with Defendants as a non-exempt parts
puller from approximately August of 2015 through October 17, 2017
in which the Defendant failed to compensate the Plaintiff at the
required  overtime at rate of one and a half times Plaintiff's
regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 within a
single work week. Thus, the Plaintiff bring the class action for
himself and other similarly-situated individuals seeks to recover
for unpaid wages accumulated from August 2015.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Anthony M. Georges-Pierre, Esq.
     REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
     44 West Flagler St., Suite 2200
     Miami, FL 33130
     Telephone: (305) 416-5000
     Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
     Email: agp@rgpattomeys.com
     Email: apetisco@rgpattomeys.com
     Email: negueiro@tgpattotneys.com
     Email: pn@rgpattomeys.com

Counsel for Defendant(s):

     Melissa Segarra Zinkil, Esq.
     AKERMAN LLP
     777 South Flagler Drive
     Suite 1100 West Tower
     West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6147
     Telephone: (561) 671-3675
     Facsimile: 659-6313
     E-mail: Melissa.Zinkil@akerman.com

          - and -

     James Scott Bramnick, Esq.
     AKERMAN LLP
     Three Brickell City Centre
     98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100
     Miami, FL 33131
     Telephone: (305) 982-5505
     Facsimile: (305) 349-4759
     E-mail: james.bramnick@akerman.com


WHITE GLOVE ENTERPRISE: "Arboleda" Suit Underway in N.Y.
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A preliminary conference was held before the Hon. Leonard Livote
on January 9, 2018, in the case, Jorge Arboleda, Luis Torres,
Jose Restrepo, Marvin Lemus, William A. Hernandez and Elmer
Reyes, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, the Plaintiffs, v. White Glove Enterprise Corp., Enalet
Enterprise Corp., Ale Enterprise Corp., Sleepy's LLC, Mattress
Firm Inc. and Axel S. Rivas, the Defendants, Case No. 711980/2017
(N.Y. Sup. Ct., Nov. 20, 2017).

The hearing has been adjourned to Feb. 13.

The case seeks to recover damages for egregious violations of
state overtime and minimum wage laws.  The complaint alleges
causes of action against the Defendants which are overtime wages
under New York Labor Law, minimum wages under New York Labor Law,
spread of hours compensation under New York Labor Law, violation
of the notice and record keeping requirements of the New York
Labor Law and violation of the wage statement requirements of the
New York Labor Law. The Plaintiffs and the members of the class
have been victims of a common pattern or practice, policy or plan
perpetuated by Defendants that violated their rights under the
FLSA and NYLL.[BN]

Plaintiffs are represented by:

     Roman Avshalumov, Esq.
     HELEN F. DALTON & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
     69-12 Austin Street
     Forest Hills, NY 11375
     Telephone: (718) 263-9591


WILLIS TOWERS: CEO Haley et al. Must Answer Suit by Feb. 20
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The case, Cambridge Retirement System, on behalf of itself and
all others similarly situated, the Plaintiff, v. Willis Towers
Watson PLC, Towers Watson & Co., Willis Group Holding PLC,
ValueAct Capital Management, John J. Haley, Dominic Casserley and
Jeffrey W. Ubben, the Defendants, Case No. 1:17-cv-01338-AJT-JFA,
(E.D. Va., November 21, 2017), is underway.

On Dec. 21, 2017, Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson entered an
order granting a Joint Motion For Entry of Order Suspending
Defendants' Obligations to Respond to Complaint.

According to a docket entry dated Dec. 22, Defendants Casserley
and Haley's answer to the Complaint are due Feb. 20.  Defendant
Ubben has until Feb. 5 to file his answer.

The deadline for defendants Towers Watson & Co., Valueact Capital
Management, Willis Group Holding plc, and Willis Towers Watson
plc to answer the Complaint was Dec. 21.

The class action seeks compensatory damages for alleged violation
of the Securities Exchange Act.  The case arises from the early
2016 merger between Towers and Willis.  The $18 billion merger
required the approval of a majority of Towers shareholders and it
became immediately apparent that many Towers shareholders were
dissatisfied with the consideration they would receive in the
deal, the lawsuit relates.  Recognizing the waning shareholder
support for the originally agreed upon merger, the Towers Board
of Directors authorized Towers Chairman and CEO John Haley to
renegotiate the deal terms, including both the exchange ratio and
the cash dividend. Towers shareholders were misled into accepting
consideration from the Merger due to Defendants' materially false
and misleading statements or misrepresentations, the lawsuit
claims.

Massachusetts-based Cambridge Retirement System manages $1.3
billion in assets.[BN]

Plaintiff is represented by:

     Susan R. Podolsky, Esq.
     LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN R. PODOLSKY
     1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
     Alexandria, VA 22314
     Telephone: (571) 366-1702
     Facsimile:  (703) 647-6009
     Email: spodolsky@podolskylaw.com

          - and -

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


WM MORRISONS: Still Liable for Employee's Data Breach, Court Says
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James Froud, Esq., Pattie Walsh, Esq., Elizabeth Lang, Esq.,
Ian Hunter, Esq., of Bird & Bird, in an article for Lexology,
wrote that the High Court has confirmed that an employer was
vicariously liable for an employee's breach of the Data
Protection Act 1998 (DPA), following his intentional disclosure
of personal data relating to around 100,000 colleagues on the
internet.  Notwithstanding the fact that the disclosure took
place outside of working hours and from the employee's personal
device, there was 'sufficient connection' between his employment
and the breach for vicarious liability to arise.

A senior IT auditor had access to certain restricted payroll data
in the course of his employment at Morrisons.  Aggrieved after
being disciplined for an unrelated matter, he copied the data
onto a personal USB stick and published a file containing the
personal details of around 100,000 colleagues onto a public file
sharing website.  Morrisons initiated take-down proceedings as
soon as it was alerted to the publication and the employee was
subsequently convicted under the UK's Computer Misuse Act.
Separately, over 5,500 employees initiated a civil class-action
claim against Morrisons, alleging a breach of statutory duty
under the DPA.

Although the High Court accepted that Morrisons could not be
directly liable under the DPA, as it was not the data controller
at the time of the breach and its security measures were largely
appropriate, vicarious liability was established.  Morrisons
entrusted the employee with payroll data and assigned him
specific tasks in relation to it, which established sufficient
connection between his employment and the disclosure for the
purposes of vicarious liability.  The fact that the breach
occurred at the weekend, from home, and using personal equipment,
was not enough to break the link.

For employers, this decision appears harsh and sets a worrying
precedent that they will be held liable for the actions of rogue
employees over which they have limited control and in
circumstances where they have taken reasonable steps to prevent
unauthorised activity.  The possibility of class-action claims
involving thousands of claimants, and enhanced administrative
fines under the incoming GDPR, only raises the stakes.  The case
scores to underline the importance of organisations establishing
holistic strategies to protect their data assets. [GN]


WORLDWIDE CAPITAL: Accused by "Milosch" Suit of Privacy Invasion
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CHRIS MILOSCH, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated v. WORLDWIDE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC.; and DOES 1-10,
inclusive, Case No. 8:17-cv-02101 (C.D. Cal., December 1, 2017),
accuses the Defendants of negligently contacting the Plaintiff on
his cellular telephone, in violation of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act, thereby invading his privacy.

Based in Irvine, California, Worldwide Capital Management, Inc.,
is in the business of providing up to $2 million immediate
capital for business expense, with both fixed and flexible
repayment options.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


YOUGOZ GROUP: Faces "Williams" Suit Over Failure to Pay Overtime
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Chloe Williams and Kaitlinanne Junod, on behalf of themselves and
all others similarly situated v. Yougoz Group, Inc., Walid Ahmad,
and Stefanie Ahmad, Case No. 1784CV04002, (Mass. Super. Ct.,
December 11, 2017), is brought against the Defendants for failure
to pay overtime wages in violation of the Massachusetts Wage Law.

Yougoz Group, Inc. owns and operates Pepper Gang advertising
company that specializes in digital advertising. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

      Josh Gardner, Esq.
      Nicholas J. Rosenberg, Esq.
      GARDNER & ROSENBERG P.C.
      One State Street, Fourth Floor
      Boston, MA 02109
      Telephone: (617) 390-7570
      E-mail: josh@gardnerrosenberg.com


ZACKS INVESTMENT: Feb. 16 Settlement Opt-Out Deadline Set
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IF YOU RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL FROM ZACKS, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED
TO MONEY

Kerr, et al. v. Zacks Investment Research, Inc. et al.
S.D. Cal. 3:16-cv-01352-GPC (BLM)

If, at any time between May 6, 2012 to June 30, 2017, inclusive,
you received a telephone call from Zacks Investment Management,
Inc. ("ZIM") or Zacks Investment Research, Inc. ("ZIR") that was
initiated using an automatic telephone dialing system ("ATDS"),
you could receive money under a class action settlement.  A
proposed class action settlement has been reached in a lawsuit
called Ker, et al. v. Zacks Investment Research, Inc., et al.,
Case No. 3:16-cv-01352-GPC (BLM), which is pending in the United
States District Court for the Southern District of California.
The lawsuit claims that ZIM and/or ZIR initiated or caused to be
initiated telephone calls to the cellular telephones of certain
of customers or potential customers using an ATDS and without
obtaining the requisite consent, in violation of the Telephone
Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. Sec. 227 ("TCPA").  ZIM and
ZIR deny the claims in the lawsuit and the Court has not decided
which party is right.

The deadline for filing claims, opting out, or objecting to the
settlement is February 16, 2018.  To learn more about the
settlement, please visit www.kerrvzirsettlement.com or contact
the Settlement Administrator at 1-888-202-1727.  You may also
contact Class Counsel, Dostart Hannink & Coveney LLP, at 1-858-
623-4265.




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