CAR_Public/180406.mbx              C L A S S   A C T I O N   R E P O R T E R


             Friday, April 6, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 70



                            Headlines


34TH STREET DINER: Faces "Banos" Suit in S.D. New York
A NEW CONCEPT: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Johnny" Suit Claims
AARP INC: Faces "Bloom" Suit in District of New Jersey
AETNA INC: Florida Apnea Diagnostics Alleges ERISA Violation
AJ BELLA: Fails to Pay for Overtime Pay, "Castellanos" Suit Says

ALLEN COUNTY, IN: Garcia's Class Cert. Motion Denied as Premature
AMAZON.COM DEDC: Fails to Pay for Overtime, "King" Suit Claims
AMAZON.COM LLC: Removes "Avalos" Suit to C.D. California
ANTHEM BLUE: Markus Sues over Non-Renewal of Insurance Policies
APEX SITE: Faces "Sanchez" Suit in California

ARCH COAL: Faces "Wagner" Suit over Failure to Pay Overtime
ARS NATIONAL: Remove "Kobel" Suit to E.D. New York
ARS NATIONAL: Removes "Mellon" Suit to E.D. New York
ATLANTIC COAST: Faces "Parshall" Suit Over Proposed Ameris Merger
AU PAIR CARE: Faces "Alonso" Suit over Failure to Pay Overtime

B3 STUDIOS: Faces "Conner" Suit in S.D. New York
BAILEY INTERNATIONAL: Fails to Pay OT, "Gonzalez" Suit Claims
BENJAMIN MOORE: Seeks Dismissal of "Poole" Case
BIG HEART: Sebastiano Sues over Sale of Contaminated Dog Foods
BILLNET SOLUTIONS: Fails to Pay Overtime, "Velez" Suit Claims

BIMBO BAKERIES: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Tiscareno" Suit Claims
BLUESMART INC: Sambora Sues over Defective Smart Baggage Products
BOXES R US: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Angon" Suit Claims
CAC FINANCIAL: Accused of Wrongful Conduct over Debt Collection
CALIBER HOLDINGS: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Uribe" Suit Claims

CALIFORNIA INALLIANCE: Faces "Osegueda" Suit
CALIFORNIA WIRELESS: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Jimenez" Claims
CAMERON'S COFFEE: Removes "Kelly" Suit to W.D. Missouri
CANCUN AND CANCUN: Faces "Yax" Suit in E.D. New York
CAPITOL CASINO: Faces "Thaoho" Suit in California

CENTRAL CREDIT SERVICES: Removes "Kobel" Suit to E.D. New York
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TCPA Class Certified in Practice Mgmt. Suit
CLT DISTRIBUTORS: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Padron" Suit Claims
CLUB METRO USA: Made Unsolicited Calls, "Eisenband" Suit Claims
COMMUNITY CAR: Fails to Pay Overtime Pay, "Arecio" Suit Claims

CONNECTICUT: Court Tosses All ADA Claims in "Perez" Suit
CONVERGENT OUTSOURCING: Removes "Torres" Suit to NJ Dist. Court
COSTCO WHOLESALE: Leibowitz Sues over Deceptive Fish Oil Products
DANCEBODY LLC: Faces "Conner" Suit in S.D. New York
DETROIT, MI: Seeks Approval of $300K Settlement in "Abbott" Suit

EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, Suit Claims
EGS FINANCIAL: Faces "Taubenfliegel" Suit in S.D. New York
EQUIFAX INFORMATION: Faces "Nyanjom" Suit in D. Kansas
EVERGREEN RV: Court Certifies Class Under WARN Act in "Grimes"
FCA US: Faces "Hanusek" Suit in Southern District of Illinois

FEDERAL CATERING: Faces "Conner" Suit in Massachusetts
FEDEX GROUND: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Hinds" Suit Claims
FHITTING ROOM: Faces "Crosson" Suit in E.D. New York
FIDELITY HOME: Made Unsolicited Calls, "Begay" Suit Claims
FILM INDEPENDENT: Faces "Woods" Suit over Payment of Wages

FINANCIAL ASSET: Molinari Sues over Wrongful Debt Collection
FORSTER & GARBUS: Safont Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
FRIENDLY WELDING: Faces "Herrera" Suit over Payment of Wages
GALLIANO MARINE: FLSA Class Certification Sought in "Halle" Suit
GENSERVE INC: Faces "Rodriguez" Suit over Failure to Pay OT

HARRIS & HARRIS: Certification of Class Sought in "Bartz" Suit
HEI HOSPITALITY: Faces "Brodie" Suit in E.D. Pennsylvania
HENNESSEYS'S TAVERN: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, Moreno Claims
HOWROYD WRIGHT: Faces "Carr" Suit in California
HUNTINGTON, IN: Hale's Bid to Certify Class of Prisoners Denied

INTEL CORP: City of Providence Sues over Sale of Defective CPU
INTEL CORP: Sued by Artesia General over Defective CPUs
INTERNATIONAL MARINE: Faces "Ho" Suit over Wrongful Termination
INTERSTATE HOTELS: Three Classes Certified in "Richardson" Suit
KELLERMEYERS BERGENSONS: Fails to Pay OT, "Flores" Suit Claims

KOBE STEEL: Nava Sues over Defective Motor Vehicles
KOVITZ SHIFRIN: Chacon Allowed to Withdraw Bid for Class Cert.
L.L. BEAN: Faces "Bondi" Suit over Return and Exchange Policy
L.L. BEAN: Faces "Berger" Suit in Easter District of New York
LATIN QUARTER: Faces "Conner" Suit in E.D. Pennsylvania

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY: Williams Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
LIFELOCK INC: Faces "Weingarten" Suit in D. Arizona
LIFETIME FITNESS: Faces "Jackson" Suit over Wrongful Termination
LINCOLN BENEFIT: Faces "Preiser" Suit in Florida
MACY'S CREDIT: Clark May File Amended Complaint, Says Court

MARKETRON BROADCAST: Removes "Reese" Suit to E.D. Louisiana
MARRIOTT HOTEL: Fails to Pay Overtime, "Allen" Suit Claims
MASSACHUSETTS: Faces "Foster" Suit in Federal District Court
MCDONALD'S CORP: Not Accessible to Blind, "Morey" Suit Claims
MLB ADVANCED: Faces "Perry" Suit in C.D. California

MONSANTO COMPANY: "Simpson" Suit Moved to N.D. California
MONSANTO COMPANY: Simpson Sues over Sale of Roundup Products
NABIS DELICATESSEN: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Reyes" Suit Says
NEW YORK, NY: Stallworth et al. Appeal Case Dismissal
NMB FINANCIAL: Faces "Delacruz" Suit in S.D. New York

NORTHLAND GROUP: Removes "Myers" Suit to E.D. New York
OASIS POWER: Made Unsolicited Calls, "Albrecht" Suit Claims
PERMANENTE MEDICAL: Faces "Rana" Suit in N.D. California
PETER J. LISKA: Debt Collection Unlawful, "Choi" Suit Says
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY: Pantiliano Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection

POSEIDON ENTERPRISES: Faces "Lazarev" Suit in D. Massachusetts
PRIMA INVESTMENTS: Arbitrage Fund Says Exatech Was Sold Cheaply
PURDUE PHARMA: Ambrosio Sues over Sale of Opioid Drugs
PURDUE PHARMA: Walter Sues over Sale of Prescription Opioid Drugs
PURDUE PHARMA: Wood Sues over Sale of Prescription Opioid Drugs

QUONTIC BANK: Faces "Delacruz" Class Suit in S.D. New York
RALPH'S RESTAURANT: Faces "Prazdnik" Suit in E.D. Pennsylvania
RETRIEVAL-MASTERS CREDITORS: Olson Moves for Class Certification
REVCLAIMS LLC: Faces "Hampton" Suit in E.D. Arkansas
RIGHTECH INC: Faces "Mosely" Suit over Failure to Pay Overtime

ROCKFORD TOOLCRAFT: Removes "Williams" Suit to N.D. Illinois
ROCKREATION INC: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Roche" Suit Says
SALVATION ARMY: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Joung" Suit Says
SECURITAS SECURITY: Fails to Pay Wages, Boursiquot Claims
SHE BALL PRODUCTIONS: Fails to Pay Proper OT, "Plough" Suit Says

STATEWIDE CREDIT: Nsiiro Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
SUCCESS PARTNERS: Hemenway Sues over Wrongful Termination
TEA TREE: Faces "Nazemzadeh" Suit over Mislabeled Products
TEAM ELECTRICAL: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Cedano" Suit Claims
TIBET PHARMACEUTICALS: Downs and Zou File Appeal in Obasi Case

TOYOTA MOTOR: "Johnson" Suit Reassigned to Judge Alsup
TTC-AMERIDIAL LLC: Wins Summary Judgment in "Oliver" TCPA Suit
UNCLE JACKS: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Grant" Suit Says
UNDISPUTED CONSTRUCTION: "Gonzalez" Suit Seeks Unpaid OT Wages
UNIVERSAL AMERICAN: Faces "Young" Suit in S.D. New York

UNIVERSITY SERVICES: Fails to Pay for Overtime, Hansen Claims
US ASSET: Qadri Alleges Wrongful Conduct over Debt Collection
US NAVY: Manker Sues over Inequitable Discharge
VINCENT BENOLIEL: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Valdes" Suit Says
WAL MART TRANSPORTATION: "Luna" Suit Alleges Violation of FCRA

WALT DISNEY: Removes "Padilla" Suit to C.D. California
WELLS FARGO: Herrera Sues over Refund of Unearned GAP Fees
YAZAKI NORTH: Ct. Denies w/out Prejudice Sutka's Class Cert. Bid
ZYCH CONSTRUCTION: Fails to Pay Overtime, "Ferrari" Suit Claims


                    Asbestos Litigation

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Columbus McKinnon Records $6.3MM Liability
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Magnetek Has $1.1MM Liability at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: WestRock Co. Had 750 PI Lawsuits at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Emerson Electric Had $336MM Liability at Dec.31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Appeals $13-Mil. Verdict in "Lopez" Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ford Motor Still Defends PI Lawsuits at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Goodyear Tire Records $167MM Liability at Dec31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: 54,300 Claims v. Goodyear Tire Pending at Dec31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Scotts Miracle-Gro Still Faces Suits at Dec. 30
ASBESTOS UPDATE: BorgWarner Inc. Records $828.2MM Liability

ASBESTOS UPDATE: BorgWarner Inc. Had 9,225 Claims at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Union Pacific Has US$99MM Liability at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Union Pacific Has 789 Claims Pending at Dec. 31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Exelon Generation Had $78MM Liability at Dec.31
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court Dismisses "Filer" Asbestos PI Suit

ASBESTOS UPDATE: PI Claims vs. GE Dismissed in "Airey"
ASBESTOS UPDATE: US Trade Deal Could Up Asbestos Products in UK
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Culloden Man Fights Asbestos-Linked Cancer
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Dam Reopens After 13-Tonne Asbestos Removed
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Urgent Asbestos Problems in Flemish Schools

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Popcorn Ceilings Source of Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Removal Being Safely Carried Out
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Aging High School Needs Monitoring for Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos, Contaminants Present in Vacant Schools
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Study Finds Asbestos in Makeup Marketed to Teens

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Projects to Remove Carcinogen From Campus
ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Dirty Laundry" Documentary Unravels Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: More Asbestos Found in 24 Sussex Residence
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Concerns Halt Burley Bldgs Demolition
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Fails to Halt Stadium Works

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Firm Must Face Payback Suit
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Mesothelioma Risk Rises in Older Homes
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Dumped in North Wales Country Lane
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Confidential Settlement Reached in Asbestos Case
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Florida Talc Trial Parties Reach Settlement

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ainslie Property Cleared of Asbestos Sans Notice
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Dumped Enough to Kill Thousands
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fire Dist. Main Station Closed Due to Asbestos
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Owner Disputes City's Asbestos Cleanup Account
ASBESTOS UPDATE: Queensland Gov't Warns on Asbestos Risks

ASBESTOS UPDATE: Vanderbilt Settles Potentially $11.5MM Talc Suit







                            *********


34TH STREET DINER: Faces "Banos" Suit in S.D. New York
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against 34th Street Diner,
Inc. The case is styled as Gilberto Fragoso Banos, on behalf of
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. 34th Street Diner, Inc.
doing business as: Tick Tock Diner NY, Alexandros Sgourdos also
known as: Alex, Stelios Nicoles, Vasilios Vasilopoulos and
Katherine Tzortzidis, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-02815 (S.D.
N.Y., March 30, 2018).

The Defendants are engaged in the restaurant industry.[BN]

The Plaintiffs appear PRO SE.


A NEW CONCEPT: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Johnny" Suit Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
James Johnny, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. A New Concept Italian Restaurant, Inc.,
and Salvatore Amico, Defendant, Case No. CACE-18-004368 (Fla.
Cir., Broward Cty., Feb. 23, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime wages, maximum liquidated damages and attorneys' fees,
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Johnny was employed by the Defendants as server from January
3, 2017 to August 1, 2017.

A New Concept Italian Restaurant, Inc. is a company engaged in
restaurant business, with business address at Broward County,
Florida. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          Brody M. Schulman, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com


AARP INC: Faces "Bloom" Suit in District of New Jersey
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against AARP, Inc. The case
is captioned as Barbara Bloom, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. AARP, Inc.; AARP
Services, Inc.; AARP Insurance Plan; United Health Group, Inc.
and United HealthCare Insurance Company, Defendants, Case No.
2:18-cv-02788-MCA-MAH (D.N.J., Feb. 27, 2018).

AARP, Inc. was formerly known as American Association of Retired
Persons.  AARP, Inc. was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in
Washington, District Of Columbia. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

           Frederick John Klorczyk, III
           BURSOR & FISHER PA
           888 Seventh Avenue
           New York, NY 10019
           Telephone: (646) 837-7129
           E-mail: fklorczyk@bursor.com


AETNA INC: Florida Apnea Diagnostics Alleges ERISA Violation
------------------------------------------------------------
FLORIDA APNEA DIAGNOSTICS; FAD DME LLC; FAD TAMPA LLC, in the
name and on behalf of patient JOHN SMITH, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. AETNA,
INC.; and AETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendants, Case No.
2:18-cv-01160-ER (E.D. Pa., March 16, 2018), alleges violation of
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

The complaint alleges that Defendants has adopted and applies
internal policies for calculating benefits for in-network or out-
of-network services which are contrary to the terms and
conditions applicable to ERISA plans and in violation of ERISA.

The Plaintiffs assert a $13,300 claim from with the Defendants,
using their customary internal fee schedule for healthcare
services which included a bill for $10,200 for the sleep
monitoring services performed and the $3,100 as professional fee
relating to the physician's evaluation and assessment of the
results of the sleep monitoring services.

In response, the Defendants recognized the full $3,100 for the
professional fee as within the allowed amount, and applied $930
as co-insurance, which remained the responsibility of the
patient. The Defendants identify the payable amount as $2,170.
For the $10,200 portion of the bill reflecting the technical
component, the Defendants excluded $8,400 from coverage. After
deducting the $8,400 from the bill, leaving $1,800 as the
recognized charge, the Defendants then reduced this amount by
$1,354.51 to apply toward the deductive and $133.65 for co-
insurance, leaving $9,888.16 as the patient's responsibility. The
Defendants identified the remaining $311.84 as the payable
amount. Combining the technical and professional components of
the charges, the Defendants set the total recognized charge of
$4,900. The Defendants then issued $2,481.84 in benefits, and
identified a total of $10,818.16 as the Total Patient
Responsibility.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason B. Martin, Esq.
          THE MARTIN LAW FIRM, P.C.
          725 Skippack Pike, Suite 337
          Blue Bell, PA 19422
          Telephone: (215) 646-3980

               - and -

          D. Brian Hufford, Esq.
          Jason S. Cowart, Esq.
          ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP
          485 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
          New York, NY 10022
          Telephone: (212) 704-9660

               - and -

          Andrew Goldfarb, Esq.
          ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP
          1800 M Street, N.W. Suite 1000
          Washington, D.C. 20036
          Telephone: (202) 778-1800

               - and -

          Adam Abelson, Esq.
          ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP
          100 E. Pratt St., Suite 2440
          Baltimore, MD 21202
          Telephone: (410) 332-0444

               - and -

          John W. Leardi, Esq.
          BUTTACI, LEARDI & WERNER, LLC
          103 Carnegie Center, Suite 323
          Princeton, NY 08540
          Telephone: (609) 297-5942


AJ BELLA: Fails to Pay for Overtime Pay, "Castellanos" Suit Says
----------------------------------------------------------------
Richard Castellanos, an individual and on behalf of himself and
all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. AJ Bella Inc., and
Edgar L. Sagastume, Defendants, Case No. CACE-18-004382 (Fla.
Cir., Broward Cty., Feb. 23, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime, minimum wage compensation, liquidated damages,
declaratory relief, attorney's fees and costs pursuant to the
Fair Labor Standard Act.

Mr. Castellanos was employed by the Defendants on September 20,
2017, as carpenter's helper.

AJ Bella Inc. is a corporation doing business in Broward County,
Florida. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

         Jason S. Remer, Esq.
         REMER & GEORGERS-PIERRE, PLLC
         44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
         Miami, FL 33130
         Telephone: (305) 416-5000
         Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
         E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com


ALLEN COUNTY, IN: Garcia's Class Cert. Motion Denied as Premature
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Theresa L. Springmann denies the Plaintiffs' motion to
certify class as premature, but without prejudice to refiling at
the appropriate juncture of the case titled MARCO GARCIA, JOSHUA
MACKIN, and EUGENE LALLOW, on behalf of themselves and all others
similarly situated v. DAVID GLADIEUX, Case No. 1:17-cv-00109-TLS-
SLC (N.D. Ind.).

The Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of themselves and all
others similarly situated against David Gladieux, the Allen
County Sheriff.  The Plaintiffs allege that the Defendant
discriminatorily and substantially burdens their exercise of
religion in violation of the First Amendment, the Indiana
Constitution, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized
Persons Act, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The Court further finds that filing a motion that the parties are
not yet ready to support or defend, and upon which the Court is
not yet able to rule, does not promote the efficient
administration of justice.

In this case, Judge Springmann notes, the Plaintiffs may still
amend their pleadings, which will require another response from
the Defendant.  Springmann adds that the parties are still in the
process of discovery, and no party has indicated that the
certification issue is ripe for adjudication.

A copy of the Opinion and Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=TAKqu1LV


AMAZON.COM DEDC: Fails to Pay for Overtime, "King" Suit Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
MICHAEL JOSIAH KING, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. AMAZON.COM.DEDC, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 67824734 (Fla. 11th Judicial Cir., Miami Dade Cty., Feb.
12, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, declaratory
relief, and other relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. King was employed with the Defendant as a warehouse associate
from October 28, 2017 to November 25, 2017.

Amazon.com.DEDC, LLC was founded in 2000. The company's line of
business includes the retail sale of products by television,
catalog, and mail-order. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2220
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattrneys.com


AMAZON.COM LLC: Removes "Avalos" Suit to C.D. California
--------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Juan C. Avalos, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Amazon.com,
LLC; Golden State FC, LLC; and Does 1 through 50, inclusive,
Defendants, filed a notice to remove the lawsuit from the
Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside
(Case No. RIC 1801026) to the U.S. District Court for the Central
District of California and assigned Case No. 5:18-cv-00454-JVS-
SHK (C.D. Cal., March 6, 2018). The case is assigned to Judge
James V. Selna, and referred to Magistrate Judge Shashi H.
Kewalramani.

In an Order entered on March 7, 2018, the Court transferred the
Related Case No. 5:18-cv-00024-JVS-SHK, from Judge Jesus G.
Bernal to Judge James V. Selna, and assigned Case No. 5:18-cv-
00454-JVS-SHKx (C.D. Cal., March 6, 2018).

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products
and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The
company operates through three segments: North America,
International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The
company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle,
Washington. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

               - and -

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

The Defendants are represented by:

          Roberta H Vespremi, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS AND BOCKIUS LLP
          One Market Spear Street Tower
          San Francisco, CA 94105
          Telephone: (415) 442-1000
          Facsimile: (415) 442-1001
          E-mail: roberta.kuehne@morganlewis.com

               - and -

          Barbara J Miller, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS AND BOCKIUS LLP
          600 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1800
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (714) 830-0600
          Facsimile: (714) 830-0700
          E-mail: barbara.miller@morganlewis.com

               - and -

          Paul Bartholomew Quintans, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS AND BOCKIUS LLP
          600 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1800
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (714) 830-0600
          Facsimile: (714) 830-0700
          E-mail: bart.quintans@morganlewis.com

               - and -

          Roberta H Vespremi, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS AND BOCKIUS LLP
          One Market Spear Street Tower
          San Francisco, CA 94105
          Telephone: (415) 442-1000
          Facsimile: (415) 442-1001
          E-mail: rvespremi@morganlewis.com


ANTHEM BLUE: Markus Sues over Non-Renewal of Insurance Policies
---------------------------------------------------------------
SANDRA MARKUS, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. ANTHEM BLUE CROSS LIFE AND HEALTH
INSURANCE COMPANY; and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, Defendants,
Case No. BC696698 (Cal. Super., Los Angeles Cty., March 5, 2018),
seeks to stop Defendants from improperly refusing to renew health
insurance policies for the Plaintiff and other similarly
situated.

Plaintiff alleged that despite payment of all premiums, she
received a notice from the Defendant on December 1, 2017, that
her current coverage was being discontinued and that her last day
of coverage would be February 28, 2018. Defendant provided a 90-
day notice before it planned to discontinue the policy benefits
instead of 180 days as required by the contract. As a result of
Defendant's breach of contract and failure to provide adequate
notice before discontinuing the benefits, Plaintiff has lost her
existing insurance policy and paid the costs of a different
insurance policy.

Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is a
corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the
State of California. The Company's line of business includes the
underwriting of accident and health insurance. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Scott C. Glovsky, Esq.
          Ari Dybnis, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT GLOVSKY, APC
          1100 E. Green Street, Suite 200
          Pasadena, CA 91106
          Tel: (626) 243-5598
          Fax: (866) 243-2243
          E-mail: Sglovsky@scottglovskylaw.com
                  Adybnis@scottglovskylaw.com


APEX SITE: Faces "Sanchez" Suit in California
---------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apex Site
Solutions, Inc.  The case is captioned as Dylan Sanchez, an
individual and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Apex Site Solutions, Inc., and Does 1-20 inclusive,
Defendants, Case No. 34-2018-00228375-CU-OE-GDS (Cal. Super.,
Sacramento Cty., March 5, 2018).

Apex Site Solutions, Inc. is a company engaged in the wireless
industry. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

     Matthew R. Eason, Esq.
     EASON & TAMBORNINI, A LAW CORPORATION
     1234 H Street, Suite 200
     Sacramento, CA 95814
     Tel: (916) 438-1819
     Fax: (916) 438-1820
     E-mail: matthew@capcitylaw.com


ARCH COAL: Faces "Wagner" Suit over Failure to Pay Overtime
-----------------------------------------------------------
RICKY D. WAGNER, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. ARCH COAL, INC., Defendant, Case
No. 5:18-cv-00312 (S.D. W.Va., Feb. 14, 2018), is brought against
the Defendants for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of
the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Wagner was hired by Defendant in February 2015, and he has
worked at the Beckley Complex since his hiring. He became a
Fireboss at the Beckley Complex in August 2015.

Arch Coal, Inc. produces and sells thermal and metallurgical coal
from surface and underground mines. The company's flagship mine
is the Leer Complex located in Taylor County, West Virginia. The
company sells its products to utility, industrial, and steel
producers in the United States and internationally. Arch Coal,
Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in St. Louis,
Missouri. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mark Goldner, Esq.
          Maria W. Hughes, Esq.
          HUGHES & GOLDNER, PLLC
          10 Hale Street, Second Floor
          Charleston, WV 25301
          Telephone: (304) 400-4816
          Facsimile: (304) 205-7729
          E-mail: mark@wvemploymentrights.com
                  maria@wvemploymentrights.com


ARS NATIONAL: Remove "Kobel" Suit to E.D. New York
--------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Jennifer Kobel, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. ARS
National Services, Inc., Defendant, filed a notice to remove the
lawsuit from the Supreme Court of the State of New York (Case No.
619328/2017) to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of New York and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-01171 (E.D.N.Y., Feb.
22, 2018).

ARS National Services, Inc. offers accounts receivable management
services. It caters to financial services organizations; banks;
and credit card companies. The company is based in Escondido,
California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mitchell L. Pashkin, Esq.
          775 Park Avenue, Ste. 255
          Huntington, NY 11743
          Telephone: (631) 335-1107
          E-mail: mpash@verizon.net

The Defendant is represented by:

          Richard J. Perr, Esq.
          FinemanKrekstein & Harris, P.C.
          Ten Penn Center, Suite 1100
          1801 Market Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Telephone: (215) 893-9300
          Facsimile: (215) 893-8719
          E-mail: rperr@finemanlawfirm.com


ARS NATIONAL: Removes "Mellon" Suit to E.D. New York
----------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Kathleen Mellon, individually and on
behalf all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. ARS National
Services, Inc., Defendant, filed a notice to remove the lawsuit
from the Supreme Court of New York, Suffolk County (Case No.
619823/2017) to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of New York and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-01143-SJF-GRB
(E.D.N.Y., Feb. 22, 2018). The case is assigned to Judge Sandra
J. Feuerstein, and referred to Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown.

ARS National Services, Inc. offers accounts receivable management
services. It caters to financial services organizations; banks;
and credit card companies. The company is based in Escondido,
California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mitchell L. Pashkin, Esq.
          775 Park Avenue, Ste. 255
          Huntington, NY 11743
          Telephone: (631) 335-1107
          E-mail: mpash@verizon.net

The Defendant is represented by:

          Richard J. Perr, Esq.
          FinemanKrekstein & Harris, P.C.
          Ten Penn Center, Suite 1100
          1801 Market Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Telephone: (215) 893-9300
          Facsimile: (215) 893-8719
          E-mail: rperr@finemanlawfirm.com


ATLANTIC COAST: Faces "Parshall" Suit Over Proposed Ameris Merger
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Paul Parshall, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation; John
K. Stephens, Jr.; Dave Bhasin; Bhanu Choudhrie; John J. Dolan;
James D. Hogan; W. Eric Palmer; Jay S. Sidhu; and Ameris Bancorp,
Defendants, Case No. 3:18-cv-316-MMH-JRK (M.D. Fla., March 5,
2018), is brought against the Defendants for filing false and
misleading Proxy Statement in violation of the Securities
Exchange Act.

Plaintiff alleged that pursuant to the terms of the Merger
Agreement, Atlantic Coast's stockholders will have the right to
receive $1.39 in cash and 0.17 shares of Ameris common stock of
Atlantic Coast they hold. However, the Defendants filed a Proxy
Statements with the SEC in connection with the Proposed
Transaction, omitting material information regarding Defendants'
financial projections, as well as the valuation analyses
performed by Hovde Group, LLC, the financial advisor. The omitted
information, if disclosed, would significantly alter the total
mix of information available to the stockholders.

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation, incorporated on June 22,
2007, is a thrift holding company. The Company, through its
subsidiary, Atlantic Coast Bank (the Bank), a federally chartered
and insured stock savings bank supervised by the Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC), serves the Northeast
Florida, Central Florida and Southeast Georgia markets. The Bank
focuses on attracting deposits and investing those funds
primarily in loans, including commercial real estate loans,
consumer loans, first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-
family residences and home equity loans. Additionally, the Bank
invests funds in multi-family residential loans, commercial
business loans, and commercial and residential construction
loans. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Cullin A. O'Brien, Esq.
          CULLIN O'BRIEN LAW, P.A.
          6541 N.E. 21st Way
          Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
          Telephone: (561) 676-5370
          E-mail: Cullin@cullinobrienlaw.com

               - and -

          RIGODSKY & LONG, P.A.
          300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1220
          Wilmington, DE 19801
          Telephone: (302) 295-5310

               -and -

          RM LAW, P.C.
          1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300
          Berwyn, PA 19312
          Telephone: (484) 324-6800


AU PAIR CARE: Faces "Alonso" Suit over Failure to Pay Overtime
--------------------------------------------------------------
BEATRIZ ALONSO and NATALIA DEN BOER, on their own behalf and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. AU PAIR CARE INC.;
CULTURAL HOMESTAY INTERNATIONAL; and DOES 1- 60 inclusive,
Defendants, Case No. Case 3:18-cv-00970-LB (N.D. Cal., Feb. 22,
2018), is an action against the Defendants for unpaid regular
hours, overtime hours, minimum wages, wages for missed meal and
res periods.

Plaintiff's job duties consist of performing work as an in-home
care giver by serving the needs of a host family including
cleaning, babysitting and assist the host family with any
domestic needs while living at the home of the host family.

AU Pair Care Inc. and Cultural Homestay International --
https://www.chinet.org/ -- are engaged in running an au pair
business. Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is a non-profit
educational organization founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton.
[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Carlos Jato, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF CARLOS JATO
          819 Eddy Street
          San Francisco, CA 94109
          Telephone: (415) 771-6174
          Facsimile: (415) 474-3748
          E-mail: cgjato@jato-law.com


B3 STUDIOS: Faces "Conner" Suit in S.D. New York
-------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against B3 Studios, LLC.
The case is styled as Mary Conner, individually and as the
representative of a class of similarly situated persons,
Plaintiff v. B3 Studios, LLC doing business as: Barre3,
Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-02821 (S.D. N.Y., March 30, 2018).

B3 Studios, LLC is a fitness studio.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Dan Shaked, Esq.
   Shaked Law Group P.C.
   44 Court Street, Suite 1217
   Brooklyn, NY 11201
   Tel: (917) 373-9128
   Fax: (718) 504-7555
   Email: shakedlawgroup@gmail.com


BAILEY INTERNATIONAL: Fails to Pay OT, "Gonzalez" Suit Claims
-------------------------------------------------------------
Jose Diaz-Gonzalez, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Bailey International of Atlanta,
Inc., and Jeff Tsai, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-00970-TCB (N.D.
Ga., March 5, 2018), seeks to recover overtime premium pay
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff alleged that he was paid straight-time for all hours
worked, despite working in excess of 40 hours per week throughout
his employment.

Plaintiff was employed by the Defendant as driver's helper from
July 7, 2017 to February 9, 2018.

Bailey International of Atlanta, Inc., is a Georgia corporation,
engaged in the food distribution industry, supplying various
restaurants and businesses. [BN]

The Plaintiff is 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
          E-mail: brandon@brandonthomaslaw.com


BENJAMIN MOORE: Seeks Dismissal of "Poole" Case
-----------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Whitney Poole, an individual and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Benjamin
Moore & Co., Inc., Defendant, Case No. 3:18-cv-05168 RBL (W.D.
Wash., March 12, 2018), has filed a motion to dismiss alleging
that the complaint fails to state a viable legal claim.

The lawsuit alleges mislabeling of the Company's paint products.
The Plaintiff complains about the use of two phrases on the
Natura paint labels -- the lack of emissions and the absence of
volatile organic compound.

Benjamin Moore & Co. Inc. manufactures and supplies paints,
stains, and applicators. The company provides interior and
exterior paints; and dry erase paint for professional use in
interior commercial or residential spaces, such as office
buildings, schools and universities, homes, and more. It markets
and sells its products through retail store operators in the
United States; distributors worldwide; and its stores and online.
The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Montvale, New
Jersey with a distribution center in Landover, Maryland. Benjamin
Moore & Co. Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Diane J. Kero, Esq.
          Michael E. Ricketts, Esq.
          GORDON THOMAS HONEYWELL LLP
          600 University Street, Suite 2100
          Seattle, WA 98104-4185
          Telephone: (206) 676-7500
          Facsimile: (206) 676-7575
          E-mail: dkero@gth-law.com
                  mricketts@gth-law.com
                  AronsonE@gtlaw.com
                  JayD@gtlaw.com
                  SchleifsteinT@gtlaw.com
                  NestelP@gtlaw.com

               - and -

          Eric S. Aronson, Esq.
          David Jay, Esq.
          Todd L. Schleifstein, Esq.
          GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP
          500 Campus Drive, Suite 400
          Florham Park, NJ 07932
          Telephone: (973) 360-7900
          Facsimile: (973) 301-8410
          E-mail: AronsonE@gtlaw.com
                  JayD@gtlaw.com
                  SchleifsteinT@gtlaw.com
                  Paige Nestel, Esq.
                  NestelP@gtlaw.com


BIG HEART: Sebastiano Sues over Sale of Contaminated Dog Foods
--------------------------------------------------------------
NEIL SEBASTIANO, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. BIG HEART PET BRANDS, INC.,
Defendant, Case No. 3:18-cv-01466-MEJ (N.D. Cal., March 7, 2018),
is an action against the Defendant seeking to bar Defendant from
selling any dog food that contains any level of pentobarbital.

The complaint alleges that Defendant falsely advertises the
Contaminated Dog Foods as complete nutrition, quality, and
healthy while omitting they are adulterated with pentobarbital.

Big Heart Pet Brands, together with its subsidiaries, produces,
distributes, and markets branded pet food and pet snacks to
retail and export markets in the United States. The company was
formerly known as Del Monte Corporation and changed its name to
Big Heart Pet Brands in February 2014. Big Heart Pet Brands was
founded in 1916 and is headquartered in San Francisco,
California. Big Heart Pet Brands operates as a subsidiary of Blue
Acquisition Group, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Rebecca A. Peterson, Esq.
          Robert K. Shelquist, Esq.
          LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL NAUEN P.L.L.P.
          100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 2200
          Minneapolis, MN 55401
          Telephone: (612) 339-6900
          Facsimile: (612) 339-0981
          E-mail: rkshelquist@locklaw.com
                  rapeterson@locklaw.com


BILLNET SOLUTIONS: Fails to Pay Overtime, "Velez" Suit Claims
-------------------------------------------------------------
Juliette Velez and Marianela Muniz, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Billnet Solutions
Corporations; Diego Medina Torres; Michelle Farias; Carlos
Suarez; Andres Velez and Jessica Fuentes, Defendants, Case No.
69410200 (11th Cir. Miami-Dade Cty, Mar. 16, 2018), seeks to
recover unpaid wages, overtime pay, damages, attorney's fees and
costs, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Velez was employed by the Defendant as an hourly
employee from September 3, 2014 to September 2017.

Plaintiff Muniz was employed by the Defendant as an hourly
employee in the Allergy Department, from April 2016 to September
2017.

Billnet Solutions Corporations is a Florida corporation and is
engaged as a medical billing company. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

           J. Freddy Perera, Esq.
           Valerie Barnhart, Esq.
           PERERA BARNHART
           12555 Orange Drive, Second Floor
           Davie, Florida 33330
           Telephone: (786) 485-5232
           E-mail: freddy@pererabarnhart.com
                   valerie@pererabarnhart.com


BIMBO BAKERIES: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Tiscareno" Suit Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Katy Tiscareno, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 2:18-cv-01167-GJP (E.D. Pa., March 16, 2018),
seeks to recover unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney's
fees and costs, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Tiscareno worked as a production employee at
Defendant's bakery in Topeka, Kansas, until May 2016.

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. offers baking solutions. The company
provides breads, rolls, bagels, English muffins, and sweet baked
goods. It markets its products under THOMAS, ARNOLD, OROWEAT,
BIMBO, and BROWNBERRY brand names. The company was incorporated
in 1993 and is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Bimbo Bakeries
USA, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V.
[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Alice W. Ballard, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF ALICE W. BALLARD, P.C.
          123 S. Broad Street, Suite 2135
          Philadelphia, PA 19109
          Telephone: (215) 893-9708
          E-mail: awballard@awballard.com

               - and -

          Sonal Bhatia, Esq.
          Edward (E.E.) Keenan, Esq.
          KEENAN & BHATIA, LLC
          1301 Oak Street, Suite 510
          Kansas City, MO 64106
          Telephone: (816) 809-2100
          E-mail: sonal@keenanfirm.com
                  ee@keenanfirm.com


BLUESMART INC: Sambora Sues over Defective Smart Baggage Products
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Joe Sambora and William Taylor on behalf of themselves and others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. BlueSmart Inc., Defendant, Case
No. 3:18-cv-1253 (N.D. Cal., Feb. 26, 2018), is an action against
the Defendant for fraudulent and deceptive conduct, and breach of
statutory and common law implied warranties, related to its
marketing, promotion, and sale of its smart baggage products.

According to the complaint, Defendant's Series 1 and Series 2
carry-on and checked bag pieces were designed to contain non-
removable lithium ion battery packs. However, the tear-down
procedures to remove the battery, which involves removing the
entire circuit board, for the Series 2 are burdensome and
unreasonable, effectively rendering the battery non-removable. On
top of this, so many customers have requested returns/refunds of
their Series 2 bags that Defendant is simply ignoring these
requests in violation of its own 30-day "no questions asked"
return policy.

Bluesmart, Inc. develops Internet connected travel products that
include physical products combined with software. It offers
Bluesmart app, a solution that allows users to control suitcases
from their phones, receive smart alerts, and track their travel
data to get insights about travel habits. It also provides
digital lock solutions for luggage and its contents; battery
charging and location tracking solutions; and distance alerts and
trip data. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in
Mountain View, California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Gillian L. Wade, Esq.
          Sara Avila, Esq.
          MILSTEIN JACKSON FAIRCHILD & WADE, LLP
          10250 Constellation Blvd., 14th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 396-9600
          Facsimile: (310) 396-9635
          E-mail: gwade@mjflaw.com
                  savila@mjfwlaw.com

               - and -

          Michael L. Slack, Esq.
          John R. Davis, Esq.
          SLACK & DAVIS, LLP
          2705 Bee Cave Road, Suite 220
          Austin, TX 78746
          Telephone: (512) 795-8686
          Facsimile: (512) 795-8787
          E-mail: mslack@slackdavis.com
                  jdavis@slackdavis.com


BOXES R US: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Angon" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------
Manuel A. Angon, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Boxes R US, Inc.; Barrett
Business Services, Inc.; and Does 1 through 50,Defendants, Case
No. BC696483 (Cal. Super., Los Angeles Cty., Feb. 28, 2018), is
an action against the Defendants for unpaid regular hours,
overtime hours, minimum wages, wages for missed meal and rest
periods.

Plaintiff Angon was employed by the Defendants as a non-exempt
employee from year 2009 to July 2017.

Boxes R US, Inc. was founded in 1996. The company's line of
business includes the manufacturing of folding paperboard boxes.
[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Justian Jusuf, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF JUSTIAN JUSUF, APC
          17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
          Telephone: (714) 274-9815
          Facsimile: (714) 362-3148


CAC FINANCIAL: Accused of Wrongful Conduct over Debt Collection
---------------------------------------------------------------
Lisa Sells individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. CAC Financial Corp., Defendant, Case No.
CV-180957 (E.D.N.Y., Feb. 13, 2018), seeks to stop the
Defendant's unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt.

CAC Financial Corp. provides financial services. The Company
offers accounts receivable solutions. CAC Financial serves
customers in the United States. [BN]

The 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


CALIBER HOLDINGS: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Uribe" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------------
Luis Uribe, an individual and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Caliber Holdings Corporation; Caliber
Collision Transport Services LLC; Caliber Bodyworks, Inc., and
Does 1 through 10, Defendants, Case No. BC 695726 (Cal. Sup., Los
Angeles Cty., Feb. 23, 2018), is an action against the Defendants
for unpaid regular hours, overtime hours, minimum wages, wages
for missed meal and rest periods.

Mr. Uribe was employed by the Defendants as bodyman from January
2016 to February 2018.

Caliber Holdings Corporation operates as a holding company. The
Company, through its subsidiaries, provides auto repair services
such as paintless dent repair, auto glass, and vehicle
reassembly, as well as offers car rentals, insurance, towing, and
warranty services. Caliber operates throughout the United States.
[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Paul K. Hines, Esq.
          HAINES LAW GROUP, APC
          222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 1550
          El Segundo, CA 90245
          Telephone: (424) 292-2350
          Facsimile: (424) 292-2355
          E-mail: phaines@haineslawgroup.com


CALIFORNIA INALLIANCE: Faces "Osegueda" Suit
--------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Northern California
Inalliance. The case is captioned as Joseph Osegueda,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Northern California Inalliance, and Does 1-50, Case
No. 34-2018-00227716-CU-OE-GDS (Cal. Super., Sacramento Cty.,
Feb. 22, 2018).

The Osegueda case was designated as a complex action on Feb. 26,
2018.

Northern California Inalliance operates as a nonprofit
organization. The Organization offers community training and
employment programs, independent and supported living,
augmentative communication, and advocacy services. Northern
California Inalliance serves communities in the State of
California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by Graham S. P. Hollis, Esq.


CALIFORNIA WIRELESS: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Jimenez" Claims
----------------------------------------------------------------
Daryl Jimenez; Jeremy Jimenez; and Abel Arriola, on behalf of
themselves and all persons similarly situated, Plaintiffs v.
California Wireless Solutions, Inc.; Zaid Hamed; Alea Ferguson;
Sprint Solutions, Inc.; Sprint Communications Company L.P.; and
Does 1 to 10 inclusive, Defendants, Case No.18CV323955 (Cal.
Super., Santa Clara Cnty., Feb. 27, 2018), is an action against
the Defendants for unpaid regular hours, overtime hours, minimum
wages, wages for missed meal and rest periods.

Plaintiff Daryl Jimenez was employed by the Defendants as sales
representative, sales lead, and store manager, from December 2014
to June 2017.

Plaintiff Jeremy Jimenez was employed by the Defendants as sales
representative from December 2014 to June 2015.

Plaintiff Arriola was employed by the Defendants as sales
representatives from September 2016 to February 2017.

California Wireless Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Sprint is a California
corporation doing business in the state California.

Sprint Communications Company, L.P., through its subsidiaries,
provides long distance telecommunication services. It provides
bandwidths and data speeds for transmission of voice, data, and
video. The company was formerly known as US Sprint Communications
Company Limited Partnership and changed its name Sprint
Communications Company, L.P. in March 1992. The company was
founded in 1986 and is based in Herndon, Virginia. Sprint
Communications Company, L.P. operates as a subsidiary of US
Telecom, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

         R. Craig Clark, Esq.
         Jessica R. Corrales, Esq.
         Monique R. Rodriguez, Esq.
         CLARK LAW GROUP
         205 West Date Street
         San Diego, CA 92101
         Telephone: (619) 239-1321
         Facsimile: (888) 273-4554
         E-mail: cclark@clarklawyers.com
                 jcorrales@clarklawyers.com
                 mrodriguez@clarklawyers.com


CAMERON'S COFFEE: Removes "Kelly" Suit to W.D. Missouri
-------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Tonya Kelly, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Cameron's
Coffee and Distribution Company, Defendant, has filed a notice to
remove the lawsuit from the Kansas Circuit Court, Jackson County
(Case No. 1816-CV00470) to the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Missouri and assigned Case No. 4:18-cv-00146-
FJG (W.D. Mo., Feb. 22, 2018). The case is assigned to District
Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr.

Cameron's Coffee and Distribution Company produces and supplies
coffee and tea. The company provides premium blends, flavored
coffees, sustainable coffees, decaffeinated coffees, and holiday
charm coffees. It markets and sells its products through major
grocery store chains in Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and
Wisconsin; and online. The company was founded in 1978 and is
based in Shakopee, Minnesota. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Christopher S. Shank, Esq.
          SHANK& MOORE, LLC
          1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100
          Mission Woods, KS 66205
          Telephone: (816) 471-0909
          Facsimile: (816) 471-3888
          E-mail: chris@shankmoore.com

               - and -

          David Lee Heinemann, Esq.
          SHANK & MOORE, LLC
          1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100
          Mission Woods, KS 66205
          Telephone: (816) 471-0909
          Facsimile: (816) 471-3888
          E-mail: davidh@shankmoore.com

               - and -

          Stephen J. Moore, Esq.
          SHANK & MOORE, LLC
          1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100
          Mission Woods, KS 66205
          Telephone: (816) 471-0909
          Facsimile: (816) 471-3888
          E-mail: sjm@shankmoore.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Reid J Golden, Esq.
          WINTHROP & WEINSTINE
          225 South Sixth Street, Suite 350
          Minneapolis, MN 55402
          Telephone: (612) 604-6400
          E-mail: rgolden@winthrop.com

               - and -

          Eric Donald Sidler, Esq.
          Lathrop Gage LLP - KCMO
          2345 Grand Avenue, Suite 2200
          Kansas City, MO 64108-2618
          Telephone: (816) 460-5311
          Facsimile: (816) 292-2001
          E-mail: esidler@lathropgage.com

               - and -

          Brian C Fries, Esq.
          Lathrop Gage LLP - KCMO
          2345 Grand Avenue, Suite 2200
          Kansas City, MO 64108-2618
          Telephone: (816) 292-2000
          Facsimile: (816) 292-2001
          E-mail: bfries@lathropgage.com


CANCUN AND CANCUN: Faces "Yax" Suit in E.D. New York
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Cancun and Cancun
Corp. The case is styled as Rulder A Rodriguez Yax and Luis
Fernando CiprianoCapir, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Cancun and Cancun Corp doing
business as: Delicias Mexicanas, Valdez and Tepi Inc. doing
business as: Delicias Mexicanas, La NortenaRestorant Inc. doing
business as: La Nortena, Blue Water Restaurant Corp. doing
business as: Blue Water Restaurant, Isauro Valdez, Pedro
Dominguez, Primo Flores, Braulio Valdez, Pedro Luna, Luis
Lliguichuzhca and Arturo R Hernandez, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-
cv-01936 (E.D. N.Y., March 30, 2018).

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

The Plaintiffs appear PRO SE.


CAPITOL CASINO: Faces "Thaoho" Suit in California
-------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Capitol Casino,
Inc. The case is captioned as Auria Thaoho, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Capitol
Casino, Inc., Case No. 34-2018-00228073-CU-OE-GDS (Cal. Super,
Sacramento Cty., Feb. 28, 2018).

A Case Management Conference is scheduled for August 30, 2018, at
8:30 a.m. Department 23, Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by Richard A Hoyer, Esq. --
rhoyer@hoyerlaw.com -- at Hoyer & Hicks.


CENTRAL CREDIT SERVICES: Removes "Kobel" Suit to E.D. New York
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Jennifer Kobel, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Central
Credit Services, LLC, Defendant, filed a notice to remove the
lawsuit from the New York Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Case No.
620376/2017) to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of New York and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-01656-JMA-SIL
(E.D.N.Y., March 16, 2018). The case is assigned to Judge Joan M.
Azrack, and referred to Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke.

Central Credit Services, LLC is a Florida corporation with
business address at 9550 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 500A
Jacksonville, FL 32225. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mitchell L. Pashkin, Esq.
          775 Park Avenue, Suite 255
          Huntington, NY 11743
          Telephone: (631) 335-1107
          E-mail: mpash@verizon.net

The Defendant 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


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TCPA Class Certified in Practice Mgmt. Suit
-------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Thomas M. Durkin grants in part the Plaintiff's motion
for class certification, appoints it as class representative, and
appoints the law firms of Anderson + Wanca and the Margulis Law
Group as class counsel in the lawsuit titled PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
SUPPORT SERVICES, INC., an Illinois corporation, individually and
as the representative of a class of similarly-situated persons v.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL INC., CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (US), INC., AND JOHN DOES
1-10, Case No. 1:14-cv-02032 (N.D. Ill.).

In this class action lawsuit, the Plaintiff challenges the
alleged practice of the Defendants of using a fax broadcasting
service to advertise theatrical shows without providing
sufficient instructions about how to opt out, in violation of the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

In his memorandum opinion and order, Judge Durkin also grants the
Defendants' motions for leave to file supplemental authority.
The Court finds that the Supreme Court's ruling in Bristol-Myers
Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco Cty.,
137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), prevents it from exercising personal
jurisdiction over defendants with respect to the claims of non-
Illinois-resident class members.

The Court, therefore, defines the class, for current purposes,
as:

     All persons who are residents of Illinois and all entities
     located in Illinois who were successfully sent a facsimile
     in Illinois containing the "Cirque du Soleil" trade name
     from January 29, 2009, through July 8, 2009, offering
     tickets for sale to the following performances:
     "Saltimbanco" at Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, Illinois,
     opening February 25, 2009; and "A New Twist on Vaudeville"
     at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, opening November 19,
     2009.

The Court had set a status conference for last March 20, 2018, at
which time the parties should be prepared to report on next steps
in this litigation.  If the parties believe that modifications
should be made to the current class definition, they can raise
that issue at the status conference, and the Court may allow the
parties to file short position papers on that limited issue.

A copy of the Memorandum Opinion and Order is available at no
charge at http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=K0v9FGsU


CLT DISTRIBUTORS: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Padron" Suit Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------------
ORLANDO PADRON, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. CLT DISTRIBUTORS, INC.; and
FRANK PETRONE, Defendants, Case No. 67825137 (Fla. 11th Judicial
Cir., Miami Dade Cty., Feb. 12, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime wages, maximum liquidated damages and attorneys' fees,
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Padron was employed by the Defendants from October 31, 2017
to December 15, 2017, as a non-exempt adjuster.

CLT Distributors, Inc. is engaged in interstate commerce, with
address at Miami Dade County, Florida. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2220
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattrneys.com


CLUB METRO USA: Made Unsolicited Calls, "Eisenband" Suit Claims
---------------------------------------------------------------
FRANK EISENBAND, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. CLUB METRO USA FRANCHISING
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; and CLUB METRO USA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, Defendants, Case No. 3:18-cv-02535-AET-DEA (D.N.J., Feb.
22, 2018), is an action against the Defendants for negligently,
or willfully transmitting unsolicited commercial text messages to
Plaintiff's cellular telephone, without express consent, in
violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Club Metro USA Franchising Limited Liability Company is a
domestic liability company that operate health clubs throughout
the state of New Jersey under the name Club Metro USA. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Ross H. Schmierer, Esq.
          DeNITTIS OSEFCHEN PRINCE, P.C.
          525 Route 73 North, Suite 410
          Marlton, NJ 08053
          Telephone: (856) 797-9951
          E-mail: (856) 797-9951

               - and -

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


COMMUNITY CAR: Fails to Pay Overtime Pay, "Arecio" Suit Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rosario Arecio, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Community Car Service Priscilla
Corp. d/b/a Priscilla Community Car Service; Ramon Donato Guzman
Bencosme; Juan Bencosme; Arsenio De la Mota; Juan Mejia; Felix
Betanges; Mario Ovalles; Rafael Doe; Benito Heredia; and Gil
Fuentes, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-01653 (E.D.N.Y., March 16,
2018), seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, liquidated
damages, attorneys' fees and costs, pursuant to the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Plaintiff Arecio was employed by the Defendants as dispatcher
from 1987 to October 23, 2017.

Community Car Service Priscilla Corp. d/b/a Priscilla Community
Car Service is a corporation organized and existing under the
laws of the state of New York. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


CONNECTICUT: Court Tosses All ADA Claims in "Perez" Suit
--------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Vanessa L. Bryant entered a ruling and order in the
lawsuit entitled OMETRIUS PEREZ v. GEORGE JEPSEN, ET AL., Case
No. 3:17-cv-00614-VLB (D. Conn.):

   -- denying the Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification
      because the requirements of Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules
      of Civil Procedure have not been met;

   -- denying the Plaintiff's Motion for Appointment of Counsel
      to the extent that it is brought pursuant to Rule 23(g)(1)
      and to the extent that it is brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
      Section 1915(e)(1); and

   -- dismissing all claims under Section 1983 and Title V of the
      Americans with Disabilities Act.

If Mr. Perez chooses to appeal this decision, he may not do so in
forma pauperis, because such an appeal would not be taken in good
faith, Judge Bryant rules.  The Clerk is directed to enter
judgment for the Defendants and close the case.

Mr. Perez is currently incarcerated at the Garner Correctional
Institution.  He has filed a civil complaint against Connecticut
Attorney General George Jepsen, the Office of the Attorney
General of the State of Connecticut and Assistant Attorney
General Matthew Beizer.

Judge Bryant opines, among other things, that Mr. Perez cannot
assert claims on behalf of anyone other than himself.

A copy of the Ruling and Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=DEi14v89


CONVERGENT OUTSOURCING: Removes "Torres" Suit to NJ Dist. Court
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of IRVING TORRES, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. CONVERGENT
OUTSOURCING, INC.; and JEFFERSON CAPITAL SYSTEMS, LLC,
Defendants, filed a notice to remove the lawsuit from the
Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, County of Passaic
(Case No. PAS L 000222 18) to the U.S. District Court for the
District of New Jersey and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-03282-MCA-
SCM (D.N.J., March 7, 2018). The case is assigned to Judge
Madeline Cox Arleo, and referred to Magistrate Judge Steven C.
Mannion.

Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. offers business process outsourcing,
revenue cycle, and receivables management services. Convergent
Outsourcing, Inc. was formerly known as ER Solutions, Inc. and
changed the name to Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. in November,
2011. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Atlanta,
Georgia, with additional facilities in Glendale, Arizona; Renton,
Washington; Houston, Texas; and Montgomery, Alabama. Convergent
Outsourcing, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Convergent
Resources Holdings, LLC. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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

The Defendants are represented by:

          Andrew Joshua Blady, Esq.
          SESSIONS, FISHMAN, NATHAN & ISRAEL
          3682 Green Ridge Rd.
          Furlong, PA 18925
          Telephone: (267) 544-0840
          E-mail: ablady@sessions.legal


COSTCO WHOLESALE: Leibowitz Sues over Deceptive Fish Oil Products
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Norman Leibowitz, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Costco Wholesale Corporation and
Trident Seafoods Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 2:18-cv-01254-
JMA-AKT (E.D.N.Y., Feb. 27, 2018), is an action against the
Defendants for their unfair and deceptive business practices by
misrepresenting the nature and quality of the products, in
violation of the state consumer protection law.

The complaint alleges that Defendants advertise and sell their
own line of fish oil products, including Wild Alaskan Fish Oil,
under its Kirkland Signature brand name. Defendants market and
sell the Product as a whole food alternative to highly processed
fish oils, which contain 1,050 mg Omega unsaturated fatty acids.
In reality, testing done by Consumer Labs, as well as testing
commissioned by Plaintiff through his counsel, has revealed,
among other misrepresentations and omissions, that the Product
contains a substantially lower amount of Omega fatty acids than
advertised.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries,
operates membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-
label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company
provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods,
candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning
supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids,
hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, deli, and
produces; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas
stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts,
and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In
addition, the company provides gold star individual and business
membership. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason T. Brown, Esq.
          Nicholas Conlon, Esq.
          JTB LAW GROUP, LLC
          155 2nd Street, Suite 4
          Jersey City, NJ 07302
          Telephone: (201) 630-0000
          Facsimile: (855) 582-5297
          Email: jtb@jtblawgroup.com
                 nicholasconlon@jtblawgroup.com

               - and -

          Nick Suciu III, Esq.
          BARBAT, MANSOUR & SUCIU PLLC
          1644 Bracken Rd.
          Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
          Telephone: (313) 303-3472
          Email: nicksuciu@bmslawyers.com

               - and -

          Jonathan Shub, Esq.
          Kevin Laukaitis, Esq.
          KOHN, SWIFT & GRAF, P.C.
          One South Broad Street, Suite 2100
          Philadelphia, PA 19107-3304
          Telephone: (215) 238-1700
          Facsimile: (215) 238-1968
          Email: jshub@kohnswift.com
                 klaukaitis@kohnswift.com

               - and -

         Gregory F. Coleman, Esq.
         GREG COLEMAN LAW, P.C.
         First Tennessee Plaza
         800 S. Gay Street. Suite 1100
         Knoxville, TN 37929
         Telephone: (865) 247-0090
         Facsimile: (865) 522-0049
         Email: greg@gregcoleman.law


DANCEBODY LLC: Faces "Conner" Suit in S.D. New York
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Dancebody, LLC. The
case is styled as Mary Conner, individually and as the
representative of a class of similarly situated persons,
Plaintiff v. Dancebody, LLC, Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-02819
(S.D. N.Y., March 30, 2018).

DanceBody is a dynamic dance inspired fitness class.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Dan Shaked, Esq.
   Shaked Law Group P.C.
   44 Court Street, Suite 1217
   Brooklyn, NY 11201
   Tel: (917) 373-9128
   Fax: (718) 504-7555
   Email: shakedlawgroup@gmail.com


DETROIT, MI: Seeks Approval of $300K Settlement in "Abbott" Suit
----------------------------------------------------------------
The parties in the lawsuit styled JAMES ABBOTT and INDEPENDENT
MANAGEMENT SERVICES, an assumed name for THE CARSWELL GROUP, INC.
v. CITY OF DETROIT, acting through its DETROIT WATER & SEWERAGE
DEPARTMENT, Case No. 2:17-cv-10761-BAF-RSW (E.D. Mich.), file
their joint motion for certification of settlement class and
preliminary approval of settlement and class notice.

The Plaintiffs filed a class action complaint on March 9, 2017.
They allege that the Defendant had been charging an Industrial
Waste Control Charge ("IWC") to water and sewer customers that
are exempt from such charge and that such actions violate an
ordinance, policy and a prior settlement agreement reached in
USDC EDM Case #07-12963.

The Representative Plaintiffs seek to certify a Settlement Class
comprised of:

     All persons or entities who or which are water customers
     within the City of Detroit and are exempt from the
     Industrial Waste Control Charge (IWC) yet were assessed the
     IWC from November 13, 2014 through August 31, 2017.
     Excluded from the class are Defendant and its employees.

The City of Detroit has agreed to establish a settlement fund in
the amount of $300,000, which will be used in significant part to
pay the claims of the Settlement Class Members, who are entitled
to participate in the distribution of the settlement proceeds
pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.  Class counsel shall apply
to the Court for an award of attorney's fees in the amount of
$100,000, which represents one-third (1/3) of the settlement
fund, and includes out-of-pocket expenses.

The Defendant will pay attorney fees before any other deduction
from the Fund.  The Defendant will pay named Plaintiffs $5,000
each from the Settlement Fund for representing the Settlement
Class as the Class Representatives.  The cost of notifying the
Class and administering the claims will be borne by the Defendant
and not deducted from the Settlement Fund.

A copy of the Joint Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Dgin2wMe

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Mark K. Wasvary, Esq.
          MARK K. WASVARY, P.C.
          2401 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 100
          Troy, MI 48084
          Telephone: (248) 649-6667
          E-mail: markwasvary@hotmail.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Michael M. McNamara, Esq.
          James G. Fausone, Esq.
          James Pelland, Esq.
          FAUSONE BOHN, LLP
          41700 W. Six Mile Rd., Suite 101
          Northville, MI 48168
          Telephone: (248) 380-0000
          Facsimile: (248) 380-3434
          E-mail: mmcnamara@fb-firm.com
                  jfausone@fb-firm.com
                  jpelland@fb-firm.com


EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: Has Made Unsolicited Calls, Suit Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------
Beheshta Mahboob, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Educational Credit Management
Corporation, Defendant, Case No. 2:18-cv-02221-JAK-GJS (C.D.
Cal., March 16, 2018), is an action against the Defendant for
damages, injunctive relief, and any other available legal or
equitable remedies, resulting from the illegal actions of the
Defendant in recording telephone conversations with Plaintiff
without consent, in violation of the California Invasion of
Privacy Act.

Educational Credit Management Corporation is a non-profit
organization that offers education loan guarantee services. It
provides loan bankruptcy management, loan collection, and
document management services. The company was founded in 1994 and
is based in Oakdale, Minnesota. Educational Credit Management
Corporation operates as a subsidiary of ECMC Group, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          RONALD A. MARRON, Esq.
          ALEXIS M. WOOD, Esq.
          KAS L. GALLUCCI, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF RONALD A. MARRON
          651 Arroyo Drive
          San Diego, California 92103
          Telephone: (619) 696-9006
          Facsimile: (619) 564-6665
          E-mail: ron@consumersadvocates.com
                  alexis@consumersadvocates.com
                  kas@consumersadvocates.com


EGS FINANCIAL: Faces "Taubenfliegel" Suit in S.D. New York
-----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against EGS Financial Care,
Inc. The case is styled as Menachem Taubenfliegel, on behalf of
himself and all other similarly situated consumers, Plaintiff v.
EGS Financial Care, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-01962 (S.D.
N.Y., March 30, 2018).

EGS Financial Care, Inc. operates as a customer service
organization that delivers outsourced solutions for finance,
healthcare, retail, technology, telecommunication, transportation
and logistics, travel and hospitality, and utility industries in
the United States and internationally.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


EQUIFAX INFORMATION: Faces "Nyanjom" Suit in D. Kansas
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax Information
Services, LLC. The case is styled as Harold Nyanjom and Kellie
Nyanjom, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs v. Equifax Information Services, LLC,
Defendant, Case No. 2:18-cv-02143-CM-GEB (D. Kan., March 30,
2018).

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Information Services LLC
offers credit reporting services.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Michael H. Rapp, Esq.
   Stecklein & Rapp Chartered
   748 Ann Avenue
   Kansas City, KS 66101
   Tel: (913) 371-0727
   Fax: (913) 371-0147
   Email: mr@kcconsumerlawyer.com


EVERGREEN RV: Court Certifies Class Under WARN Act in "Grimes"
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Jon E. DeGuilio grants the Plaintiff's Motion for Class
Certification in the lawsuit entitled MATTHEW GRIMES, on behalf
of himself and all others similarly situated v. EVERGREEN
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, LLC, et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-00472-JD-MGG
(N.D. Ind.).

The class is defined as:

     Any and all persons who worked at or reported to a facility
     located at 10758 County Road 2, Middlebury, Indiana 46540 or
     51700 Lovejoy Drive, Middlebury, Indiana 46540, within sixty
     days prior to the closing of those facilities.

Judge DeGuilio appoints Outten & Golden, LLP, as class counsel
and Cohen & Malad LLP, as liaison counsel; and directs class
counsel to provide notice of this certification (as amended in
the order) to each individual member of the class, who can be
identified through reasonable effort.

The Court finds that the best notice that is practicable under
the circumstances is to direct the Plaintiff's counsel to send
out by way of first class U.S. mail (postage prepaid) the "Notice
of Class Certification" and "Exclusion Form," as modified by the
Order, to all class members identified through reasonable effort,
not later than 15 days after Plaintiff's receipt of the proposed
class members' last known mailing addresses from defense counsel.
Defense counsel shall provide those addresses within 15 days of
this Order.  Within 30 days after mailing the notices,
Plaintiff's counsel shall file with the Court a status report
identifying those potential class members that could not be
located.  The Court approves the Notice of Class Certification
with certain clarifying revisions.

According to the Court's memorandum opinion and order, Mr. Grimes
brought the action pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and
Retraining Notification Act against Evergreen Recreational
Vehicles, LLC, KR Enterprises, Inc., and JMA, LLC.  In early June
2016, Evergreen RV set into motion the permanent closure of its
facilities in Middlebury, Indiana.  After being employed as a
regional sales manager out of the Facility since January 2011,
Mr. Grimes was terminated on June 8, 2016, without written
notice.

A copy of the Memorandum Opinion and Order is available at no
charge at http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=OsbR5gbu


FCA US: Faces "Hanusek" Suit in Southern District of Illinois
-------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against FCA US LLC. The
case is captioned as Chris Hanusek; Brian Kochman and Jesse
Swafford, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs v. FCA US LLC, Defendant, Case No. 3:18-cv-
00509-NJR-SCW (S.D. Ill., Feb. 27, 2018). The case is assigned to
Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel, and referred to Magistrate Judge
Stephen C. Williams.

FCA US LLC, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers,
manufactures, distributes, and sells vehicles primarily in the
United States. FCA US LLC has a collaboration with Adient to
produce seating for the Chrysler Portal concept vehicles. The
company was formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC and changed its
name to FCA US LLC in December 2014. The company is headquartered
in Auburn Hills, Michigan. FCA US LLC is a subsidiary of FCA
North America Holdings LLC. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mark E. Silvey, Esq.
          GREG COLEMAN LAW PC
          800 S. Gay Street, Suite 1100
          Knoxville, TN 37929
          Telephone: (865) 247-0080
          Facsimile: (865) 522-0049
          E-mail: mark@gregcolemalaw.com

               - and -

          Eric S. Johnson, Esq.
          SIMMONS HANLY CONROY
          One Court Street
          Alton, IL 62002
          Telephone: (618) 225-9366
          E-mail: ejohnson@simmonsfirm.com


FEDERAL CATERING: Faces "Conner" Suit in Massachusetts
------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against The Federal
Catering, LLC. The case is styled as Mary Conner, on behalf of
herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. The
Federal Catering, LLC, Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-10615 (D.
Mass., March 30, 2018).

Federal Catering, LLC (trade name Main & Market) is in the
Catering business.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   C.K. Lee, Esq.
   Lee Litigation Group PLLC
   30 E39th Street, 2nd Flr.
   New York, NY 10016-2555
   Tel: (212) 465-1188
   Email: cklee@leelitigation.com


FEDEX GROUND: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Hinds" Suit Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------
Michelle Hinds and Tyrone Powell, an individual and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Fedex Ground Package
System, Inc., and Bay Rim Services, Inc., Defendants, Case
No.3:18-cv-01431 (N.D. Cal., March 5, 2018), is an action against
the Defendants for unpaid regular hours, overtime hours, minimum
wages, wages for missed meal and rest periods.

Plaintiff Hinds was employed by defendant Bay Rim from July 2017
to February 5, 2018, as a driver to pick up and deliver packages
to customers of FedEx Ground.

Plaintiff Powell was employed by defendant Bay Rim, from November
2017 to January 12, 2018, as a driver to pick up and deliver
packages to customers of FedEx Ground.

FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. provides business-to-business
package shipping and ground delivery services. The company was
formerly known as Roadway Package System, Inc. and changed its
name to FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. in 1998. The company
was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
with additional offices in Independence, Kentucky. FedEx Ground
Package System, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Joseph Clapp, Esq.
          AIMAN-SMITH & MARCY
          7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1150
          Oakland, CA 94621
          Tel: (510) 590-7115
          Fax: (510) 562-6830
          E-mail: jc@asmlawyers.com


FHITTING ROOM: Faces "Crosson" Suit in E.D. New York
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against The Fhitting Room
Holding Company, LLC. The case is styled as Aretha Crosson,
individually and as the representative of a class of similarly
situated persons, Plaintiff v. The Fhitting Room Holding Company,
LLC doing business as: Fhitting Room, Defendant, Case No. 1:18-
cv-01939 (E.D. N.Y., March 30, 2018).

Fhitting Room is an upscale High Intensity Training (HIT)
boutique fitness studio delivering a comprehensive, body-changing
workout in a small class environment.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Dan Shaked, Esq.
   Shaked Law Group P.C.
   44 Court Street, Suite 1217
   Brooklyn, NY 11201
   Tel: (917) 373-9128
   Fax: (718) 504-7555
   Email: shakedlawgroup@gmail.com


FIDELITY HOME: Made Unsolicited Calls, "Begay" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------
Marlene Begay, an individual and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Fidelity Home Energy, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 3:18-cv-01434-WHO (N.D. Cal., March 5, 2018),
alleges that Defendant has made unsolicited calls in violation of
the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Plaintiff alleges that Defendant negligently, knowingly, and
willfully contacting Plaintiff and class members on their
telephones using an autodialer or an artificial or prerecorded
voice without their prior express written consent.

Fidelity Home Energy, Inc. is a California corporation with
principal place of business at 2235 Polvorosa Dr., Suite 230, San
Leandro, California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          L. Timothy Fisher, Esq.
          Blair E. Reed, Esq.
          BURSOR & FISHER, P.A.
          1990 North California Blvd., Suite 940
          Walnut Creek, CA 94596
          Telephone: (925) 300-4455
          Email: ltfisher@bursor.com
                 breed@bursor.com

               - and -

          Scott A. Bursor, Esq.
          BURSOR & FISHER, P.A.
          888 Seventh Avenue
          New York, NY 10019
          Telephone: (212) 989-9113
          Facsimile: (212) 989-9163
          E-Mail: scott@bursor.com


FILM INDEPENDENT: Faces "Woods" Suit over Payment of Wages
----------------------------------------------------------
Laurie Woods, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Film Independent, Inc., and Does 1 through
50, Defendants, Case No. BC95391 (Cal. Super., Los Angeles Cty.,
Feb. 23, 2018), is an action against the Defendants for unpaid
regular hours, overtime hours, minimum wages, wages for missed
meal and rest periods.

Ms. Woods worked for the Defendants as volunteer employees where
she was provided with fee admission to an event the Defendant had
organized, instead of paying her wages.

Film Independent, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization in
the State of California.  It offers filmmakers hone their skills
by providing various programs which includes screenwriting,
producing, directing, film financing, and grants programs. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Shaun Setareh, Esq.
          Richard Llyod Sherman, Esq.
          SHERMAN LAW GROUP
          9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 907
          Beverly Hills, CA 90212
          Telephone: (310) 888-7771
          Facsimile: (310) 888-0109
          E-mail: shaun@setarehlaw.com
                  richard@shermanlawgroup.com


FINANCIAL ASSET: Molinari Sues over Wrongful Debt Collection
------------------------------------------------------------
Richard Molinari, individually and on behalf  of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Financial Asset Management
Systems, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-01526 (N.D. Ill., Feb.
28, 2018), seeks to stop the Defendant's unfair and
unconscionable means to collect a debt.

Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc. provides customized
receivables management services primarily in the United States.
Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc. was founded in 1993 and
is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It has operation centers in
Tucker, Georgia and St. Charles, Missouri. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          James C. Vlahakis, Esq.
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD.
          2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 200
          Lombard, IL 60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: jvlahakis@sulaimanlaw.com

               - and -

          Ahmad Tayseer Sulaiman, Esq.
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD.
          2500 S. Highland Avenue
          Suite 200
          Lombard, IL 60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: ahmad.sulaiman@sulaimanlaw.com

               - and -

          Mohammed Omar Badwan, Esq.
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD
          2500 S. Highland Avenue Suite 200
          Lombard, IL 60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: mbadwan@sulaimanlaw.com

               - and -

          Omar Tayseer Sulaiman
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD.
          2500 S. Highland Avenue
          Lombard, IL  60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: osulaiman@sulaimanlaw.com


FORSTER & GARBUS: Safont Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
---------------------------------------------------------
Scott Safont an individual, and on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Forster & Gabus, LLP;
LVNV Funding LLC; Resurgent Capital Services LP; Mark A. Garbus;
Ronald Forster; Sherman Financial Group, LLC, Defendants, Case
No.1:18-cv-01321-PKC-SJB (E.D.N.Y., March 2, 2018), seeks to stop
the Defendant's unfair and unconscionable means to collect a
debt. The case is assigned to Judge Pamela K. Chen, and referred
to Magistrate Judge Sanket J. Bulsara.

Forster & Garbus LLP provides legal services. The Company
specializes in collecting debts. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mitchell L. Pashkin, Esq.
          775 Park Avenue, Suite 225
          Huntington, NY 11743
          Telephone: (631) 335-1107
          E-mail: mpash@verizon.net


FRIENDLY WELDING: Faces "Herrera" Suit over Payment of Wages
------------------------------------------------------------
Luis Miguel Rodriguez Herrera, an individual and all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Friendly Welding, Inc., and
Carlos A Bordogna, Defendants, Case No. 68408475 (Fla. Cir.,
Miami Dade Cty., Feb. 23, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime, minimum wage compensation, liquidated damages,
declaratory relief, attorney's fees and costs pursuant to the
Fair Labor Standard Act.

Plaintiff Herrera was employed by the Defendants as a welder from
April 2017 to December 20, 2017.

Friendly Welding, Inc. is engaged in business in the state of
Florida, including Miami Dade County. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          Brody M. Schulman, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com


GALLIANO MARINE: FLSA Class Certification Sought in "Halle" Suit
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Plaintiff in the lawsuit captioned KYLE HALLE, Individually
and On Behalf of Others Similarly Situated v. GALLIANO MARINE
SERVICE, LLC, and C-INNOVATION, LLC, Case No. 2:15-cv-05648-EEF-
MBN (E.D. La.), asks the Court to:

   (1) conditionally certify this action for purposes of notice
       and discovery;

   (2) order that judicial notice be sent to all Putative Class
       Members;

   (3) approve a notice and consent form substantially similar to
       the ones attached in the Motion;

   (4) order the mailing and e-mailing of notice, along with a
       reminder notice;

   (5) permit Class Counsel to contact by telephone Putative
       Class Members whose contact information is not valid;

   (6) order Defendants to produce to Class Counsel the contact
       information for each Putative Class Member within 10 days
       of the Court's order; and

   (7) authorize a 60-day notice period for Putative Class
       Members to join the case.

The Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants failed to pay their ROV
Technicians and ROV Supervisors overtime wages required under
federal law.  He contends that the Defendants maintained a
uniform practice of paying their ROV Technicians and ROV
Supervisors a day rate without any overtime compensation, in
violation of Fair Labor Standards Act.

A copy of the Motion is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=Sdzdphz8

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


GENSERVE INC: Faces "Rodriguez" Suit over Failure to Pay OT
-----------------------------------------------------------
Mario Rodriguez, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Genserve, Inc., Generator
Holding Corporation; Robert Fortunato; Michael Vahling; and
Joseph Flynn, Defendants, Case No. 2:18-cv-02641-JMV-MF (D.N.J.,
Feb. 23, 2018), is brought against the Defendants for failure to
pay the minimum wage rate for all hours worked and the required
overtime premium rate for all hours worked over 40 per week, in
violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff was a generator technician and field service engineer
who worked for Defendants' generator contracting business
performing maintenance, repair, servicing, and replacement duties
on commercial generators and generator components and automatic
transfer switches.

Genserve Inc. provides industrial generators. The Company offers
automatic transfer switches, load banks, ancillary electric
equipment, switch gears, and power systems. Genserve also
provides stand-by generator installation, load bank testing,
emergency support, and preventive maintenance services. Genserve
serves customers in the United States. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Taylor B. Graham, Esq.
          Brent E. Pelton, Esq.
          Alison L. Mangiatordi, Esq.
          PELTON GRAHAM LLC
          111 Broadway, Suite 1503
          New York, NY 10006
          Telephone: (212) 385-9700
          Facsimile: (212) 385-0800
          www.peltongraham.com


HARRIS & HARRIS: Certification of Class Sought in "Bartz" Suit
--------------------------------------------------------------
Crystal Bartz moves the Court to certify the class described in
the complaint of the lawsuit titled CRYSTAL BARTZ, Individually
and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. HARRIS &
HARRIS, LTD., d/b/a HARRIS & HARRIS OF ILLINOIS, LTD., Case No.
2:18-cv-00390 (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, the Plaintiff 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).

The Plaintiff is obligated to move for class certification to
protect the interests of the putative class, the Plaintiff
contends.

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, the Plaintiff contends.

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=i7orvDPX

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


HEI HOSPITALITY: Faces "Brodie" Suit in E.D. Pennsylvania
---------------------------------------------------------
Caroline Brodie, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. HEI Hospitality, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 2:18-cv-00853-ER (E.D. Pa., Feb. 23, 2018), is an action
alleging Defendant's violation with The Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990. The case is assigned to Judge Eduardo
C. Robreno.

HEI Hospitality, LLC is a principal investment firm. It engages
in the ownership and operation of hotels in the United States.
HEI Hospitality was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in
Norwalk, Connecticut. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          R. Bruce Carlson, Esq.
          CARLSON LYNCH SWEET & KIPELA, LLP
          1133 Penn Avenue, 5th Floor
          Pittsburgh, PA 15222
          Telephone: (412) 322-9243
          E-mail: bcarlson@carlsonlynch.com


HENNESSEYS'S TAVERN: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, Moreno Claims
-------------------------------------------------------------
Jayla Moreno, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Hennessey's Tavern, Inc.; Carlsbad
Associates, L.P.; Paul Hennessey; Jennifer Hennessey and Does 1
through 50, inclusive, Defendants, Case No.BC696489 (Cal. Super.,
Feb. 28, 2018), is an action against the Defendants for unpaid
regular hours, overtime hours, minimum wages, wages for missed
meal and rest periods.

Plaintiff Moreno was employed by the Defendants as a server.

Hennessey's Tavern, Inc. operates a chain of restaurants. Its
restaurants offer burgers, chicken wings, cheese fries, beer
battered onion rings, Irish nachos, signature dipping sauces,
soups/salads, sandwiches, pepper chicken, corned beef and
cabbage, chicken pasta, and egg dishes, as well as various food
items for dinner and breakfast. It also provides catering
services. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Redondo
Beach, California. It has locations in Hermosa Beach, Redondo
Beach, Seal Beach, Manhattan Beach, Pacific Beach, Carlsbad, San
Diego, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, and Mammoth lakes. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Gavril T. Gabriel, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF GAVRIL T. GABRIEL
          8255 Firestone Blvd., Suite 201
          Downey, CA 90241
          Telephone: (562) 758-8210
          Facsimile: (562) 758-8219
          E-mail: GGabriel@GTGLaw.Org


HOWROYD WRIGHT: Faces "Carr" Suit in California
-----------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Howroyd-Wright
Employment Agency, Inc. The case is captioned as Aaron Carr,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Howroyd-Wright Employment Agency, Inc.; WSP Parsons
Brinckerhoff; WSP USA Inc.; and Does 1-100, Defendants, Case No.
34-2018-00228290-CU-OE-GDS (Cal. Super., Sacramento Cty., March
2, 2018).

Howroyd-Wright Employment Agency, Inc., doing business as
AppleOne Employment Services, provides employment services. It
offers career assistance, direct hire, temporary/contingent,
project staffing, and managed services; and government, payroll
accommodation, education and training, and outplacement services.
The company was founded in 1964 and is based in Glendale,
California with additional offices in the United States and
Canada.  Howroyd-Wright Employment Agency, Inc. operates as a
subsidiary of ACT.1 Group, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by Galen T Shimoda, Esq. --
attorney@shimodalaw.com -- at Shimoda Law Group.


HUNTINGTON, IN: Hale's Bid to Certify Class of Prisoners Denied
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Theresa L. Springmann denies the Plaintiff's Motion for
Class Certification in the lawsuit styled THOMAS HALE, and JUSTIN
WALLS, for themselves and on behalf of themselves and other
similarly situated persons v. TERRY STOFFEL, in his official
capacity, Case No. 1:17-cv-00108-TLS-SLC (N.D. Ind.).

The Plaintiffs bring the class action against Defendant Terry
Stoffel, in his official capacity as the Huntington County
Sheriff.  At the time they filed their Complaint, the Plaintiffs
were housed in the Huntington County Jail in Huntington, Indiana.

The Plaintiffs assert that they have been denied access to the
courts in violation of their Fourteenth Amendment right to due
process and in violation of Section 12 of Article 1 of the
Indiana State Constitution.  The Plaintiffs allege, among other
things, that they "have been unable to pursue or even bring their
civil rights, post-conviction, and habeas corpus claims in court
due to the Huntington County Jail's total lack of available law
library, legal research materials, or professional legal
assistance."

The Plaintiffs seek to certify a class of individuals defined as:

     All indigent individuals incarcerated in the Huntington
     County Jail who seek to bring nonfrivolous civil rights or
     habeas corpus claims, are not represented by counsel for
     those claims, and are prevented from bringing those claims
     in court or have had their claims dismissed due to lack of
     access to a law library, legal research materials, or
     professional legal assistance.

The Plaintiffs assert that this class satisfies the requirements
of Rule 23(a)(1)-(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with
respect to numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy of
representation, and also satisfies Rule 23(b)(2).  The Defendants
argue that the Plaintiffs' class definition is not adequately
identifiable because it requires highly individualized inquiries
regarding the merits of each potential member's claim.  The Court
agrees with the Defendants.

According to the Court's opinion and order, the Plaintiffs begin
by defining the class as including "[a]ll indigent individuals
incarcerated in the Huntington County Jail who seek to bring non-
frivolous civil rights or habeas corpus claims."  Judge
Springmann opines that this necessarily requires the Court to
examine each potential class member's potential civil rights or
habeas corpus claims, consider the merits, and determine whether
such claims are non-frivolous.

"Because [the] class definition would require the court to
conduct individual inquiries with regard to each potential class
member in order to determine whether each potential class member
had [partaken in the requisite act, the movant] has failed to
meet the requirements of Rule 23(a)," Judge Springmann states,
citing Kenro, 962 F. Supp. at 1169.

A copy of the Opinion and Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=pERsze51


INTEL CORP: City of Providence Sues over Sale of Defective CPU
--------------------------------------------------------------
City of Providence, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Intel Corp., Defendant, Case No.
5:18-cv-0894 (N.D. Cal., Feb. 12, 2018), alleges that Intel's
sale of defective microprocessors constitutes a violation of
California Unfair Competition Law.

The complaint alleged that Intel's microprocessor chips are
defective because they possess significant security
vulnerabilities that, if exploited, permit an adversary to access
sensitive data stored elsewhere on the machine or in the "cloud."

Intel is a business incorporated under the laws of the state of
Delaware with its principal place of business located in Santa
Clara, California. Intel is engaged in the business of designing,
manufacturing, distributing, and/or selling computer products,
including processors and the defective Intel CPUs that are at
issue.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Laurence D. King, Esq.
          Matthew B. George, Esq.
          Mario M. Choi, Esq.
          KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
          350 Sansome Street, Suite 400
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 772-4700
          Facsimile: (415) 772-4707

               - and -

           Frederic S. Fox, Esq.
           Donald R. Hall, Esq.
           David A. Straite, Esq.
           Aaron L. Schwartz, Esq.
           KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
           850 Third Avenue
           New York, NY 10022
           Telephone: (212) 687-1980
           Facsimile: (212) 687-7714
           E-mail: ffox@kaplanfox.com
                   dhall@kaplanfox.com
                   dstraite@kaplanfox.com
                   aschwartz@kaplanfox.com


INTEL CORP: Sued by Artesia General over Defective CPUs
-------------------------------------------------------
Artesia General Hospital, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Intel Corporation,
Defendant, Case No.5:18-cv-01216-NC (N.D. Cal., Feb. 23, 2018),
seeks to recover substantial damages resulting from profound,
fundamental, and incurable security defects in central processing
units ("CPUs") designed, manufactured and marketed by Intel that
render patients' medical records and other protected information
vulnerable to hacking.

The Plaintiff in the complaint alleged that in January 2018,
Intel disclosed that virtually every CPU it had manufactured and
sold during the past decade or more suffered from a number of
security vulnerabilities, known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre."
While distinct, these vulnerabilities have put at risk sensitive
data such as user names, passwords and encryption keys. The flaws
in Defendant's CPUs were the result of Intel's decision to
prioritize performance over security.

Intel Corporation is a business incorporated under the laws of
the state of Delaware with its principal place of business
located in Santa Clara, California. Intel is engaged in the
business of designing, manufacturing, distributing, and/or
selling computer products, including processors and the defective
Intel CPUs that are at issue.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Robert L. Gralewski, Jr., Esq.
          KIRBY McINERNEY LLP
          Fatima G. Brizuela, Esq.
          600 B Street, Suite 1900
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: (619) 398-4340
          E-mail: bgralewski@kmllp.com
                  fbrizuela@kmllp.com

               - and -

          Thomas M. Hnasko, Esq.
          Michael E. Jacobs, Esq.
          HINKLE SHANOR LLP
          PO BOX 2068
          Santa Fe, NM 87504
          Telephone: (505) 982-4554
          E-mail: thnasko@hkilelawfirm.com
                  mjacobs@hinklelawfirm.com

               - and -

          Andrew J. Cloutier, Esq.
          Lucas M. Williams, Esq.
          HINKLE SHANOR LLP
          PO Box 10
          Roswel, NM 88202
          Telephone: (575) 622-6510
          E-mail: acloutier@hinklelawfirm.com
                  lwilliams@hinklelawfirm.com


INTERNATIONAL MARINE: Faces "Ho" Suit over Wrongful Termination
---------------------------------------------------------------
Chihyang Ho, Plaintiff v. International Marine Products; Yuji
Masunaga and Does 1 to 50, Defendants, Case No. BC695634 (Cal.
Super., Los Angeles Cnty., Feb. 27, 2018), is an action against
the Defendants for breaching the Employment Contract by
terminating Plaintiff's employment, allegedly with cause, without
presenting first to the Board of Directors any evidence or even
any facts in support of the for cause termination.

Plaintiff Ho was employed by the Defendants as CEO from August 1,
2016 to December 26, 2017.

International Marine Products, Inc. wholesales and distributes
fresh, cured, frozen fish, and seafood. The Company offers a wide
range of seafood products including lobsters, crab meat, surumes,
shrimps, and more. International Marine Products operates in the
United States. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Steve Qi, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF STEVE QI & ASSOCIATES
          388 E. Valley  Blvd., Suite 200
          Alhambra, CA 91801
          Telephone: (626) 282-9878
          Facsimile: (626) 282-8968

              - and -

          Steven L. Sugars, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN L. SUGARS
          388 E. Valley Blvd., Suite 200
          Alhambra, CA 91801
          Telephone: (626) 243-3343
          Facsimile: (626) 609-0439


INTERSTATE HOTELS: Three Classes Certified in "Richardson" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. William Alsup granted in part and denied in part the
Plaintiff's motion to certify five separate classes in the
lawsuit titled DINA RAE RICHARDSON, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated v. INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS,
INC., and INTERSTATE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC, Case No. 3:16-cv-
06772-WHA (N.D. Cal.).

The Court certifies three classes, appoints Ms. Richardson as
class representative, and appoints her counsel of record as class
counsel.  The certified classes are:

     Rest Period Class:

     All persons employed by Interstate as room attendants at the
     Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California, at
     any time from September 23, 2012, through November 29, 2016,
     who worked at least one shift over 3.5 hours.

     Off-the-Clock Class:

     All persons employed by Interstate as room attendants at the
     Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California, at
     any time from September 23, 2012, through November 29, 2016,
     who worked while clocked out.

     Rounding Class:

     All persons employed by Interstate as nonexempt employees at
     the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California,
     at any time from September 23, 2012, through November 29,
     2016, who had their time punches rounded.

By March 19 at noon, the parties shall jointly submit a proposal
for class notification that includes all languages spoken by
class members, with a plan to distribute notice -- including by
first-class mail -- by April 9.  In crafting their joint
proposal, Judge Alsup rules, counsel shall please keep in mind
the undersigned judge's guidelines for notice to class members in
the "Notice Regarding Factors to be Evaluated for Any Proposed
Class Settlement."

Judge Alsup, however, refuses to certify these classes:

    Meal Period Class:

    All persons employed by Interstate as non-exempt employees at
    the hotel during the proposed class period who worked at
    least one shift over five hours.

    Second Meal Period Class:

    All persons employed by Interstate as non-exempt employees at
    the hotel during the proposed class period who worked at
    least one shift over ten hours.

Judge Alsup concludes that Ms. Richardson does not have claims
typical of the meal period classes and that she is not an
adequate representative for any meal period class.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=y6fKKzAS


KELLERMEYERS BERGENSONS: Fails to Pay OT, "Flores" Suit Claims
--------------------------------------------------------------
Wendy Flores, an individual and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC, and
Does 1 through 100, Defendants, Case No. BC696127 (Cal. Super.,
Los Angeles Cty., Feb. 26, 2018), is an action against the
Defendants for unpaid regular hours, overtime hours, minimum
wages, wages for missed meal and rest periods.

Plaintiff was employed by the Defendants as a maintenance
employee from December 1, 2015 to September 29, 2017.

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC provides contract cleaning
and related facilities support services to retailers and
commercial facilities in North America. The company was formerly
known as Kellermeyer Building Services L.L.C. and changed its
name to Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC in July 2011.
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC was founded in 1967 and is
based in Maumee, Ohio with locations in the United States and
Canada. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

           Scott M. Lidman, Esq.
           Elizabeth Nguyen, Esq.
           Wendy Flores, Esq.
           LIDMAN LAW, APC
           222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 1550
           El Segundo, CA 90245
           Telephone: (424) 322-4772
           Facsimile: (424) 322-4775
           E-mail: slidman@lidmalaw.com
                   enguyen@lidmalaw.com


KOBE STEEL: Nava Sues over Defective Motor Vehicles
---------------------------------------------------
Alejandro Nava and Shantnu Malhotra, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Kobe Steel, Ltd.,
Kobe Steel USA Inc., Kobe Steel International (USA) Inc., Kobe
Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC, Shinsho Corporation, Shinsho
American Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor
Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
North America, Inc., Defendants, Case No. 18-cv-1423 (N.D. Cal.,
March 5, 2018), seeks to enjoin the Defendants from continuing to
engage in any practice that is deceptive, fraudulent, or
misleading, and require the Defendants to commence a program to
recall and repair, replace, or repurchase Defective Vehicles, or
offer class members another appropriate refund, and require the
Defendants to engage in a corrective advertising campaign.

Plaintiffs alleged that the Defendants knowingly and
intentionally concealed from Plaintiffs and other class members
that the Defective Vehicles suffer from defects, due to the
installation of substandard metals. The Defendants' acts were
also fraudulent in that Defendants marketed and sold the
Defective Vehicles as possessing functional properties they did
not have, and as being free from defects, which was untrue.

Kobe Steel, Ltd. engages in materials, machinery, and electric
power businesses in Japan, China, and internationally. The
company operates through Iron & Steel, Welding, Aluminum &
Copper, Machinery, Engineering, Construction Machinery, Electric
Power, and Other Businesses segments. Kobe Steel, Ltd. was
founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jack Fitzgerald, Esq.
          Trevor M. Flynn, Esq.
          Melanie Persinger, Esq.
          THE LAW OFFICE OF JACK FITZGERALD, PC
          Hillcrest Professional Building
          3636 4th Ave., Ste. 202
          San Diego, CA 92103
          Telephone: (619) 692-3840
          E-mail: jack@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
                  trevor@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com
                  melanie@jackfitzgeraldlaw.com


KOVITZ SHIFRIN: Chacon Allowed to Withdraw Bid for Class Cert.
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr., grants without prejudice the
Plaintiff's oral motion to withdraw motion to certify class in
the lawsuit captioned Wendy Chacon v. Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, A
Professional Corporation, Case No. 1:17-cv-02766 (N.D. Ill.).

A copy of the Notification of Docket Entry is available at no
charge at http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=JPg6xh2k


L.L. BEAN: Faces "Bondi" Suit over Return and Exchange Policy
-------------------------------------------------------------
Victor Bondi, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. L.L. Bean, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 1:18-
cv-01101 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 12, 2018), alleges that Defendant's
deceptive and unfair breaking of its promises over return and
exchange policy of its products violates the Magnuson Moss
Warranty Act and other laws.

L.L. Bean manufactures and markets apparel and outdoor equipment.
It sells its products through its retail stores, as well as
online in the United States and internationally. L.L. Bean was
founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Freeport, Maine. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Ben Barnow, Esq.
          Erich P. Schork, Esq.
          Jeffrey Blake, Esq.
          Anthony Parkhill, Esq.
          BARNOW AND ASSOCIATES, P.C.
          1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4600
          Chicago, IL 60602
          Telephone: (312) 621-2000
          Facsimile: (312) 641-5504
          E-mail: b.barnow@barnowlaw.com
                  e.schork@barnowlaw.com
                  j.blake@barnowlaw.com
                  aparkhill@barnowlaw.com


L.L. BEAN: Faces "Berger" Suit in Easter District of New York
-------------------------------------------------------------
A class action has been filed against L.L. Bean, Inc. The case is
captioned as Anita Berger, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. L.L. Bean, Inc.,
Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-01280-ENV-SMG (E.D.N.Y., Feb. 28,
2018). The case is assigned to Judge Eric N. Vitaliano, and
referred to Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold.

L.L. Bean Inc. manufactures and markets apparel and outdoor
equipment. It sells its products through its retail stores, as
well as online in the United States and internationally. L.L.
Bean Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Freeport,
Maine. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Correy Ann Kamin, Esq.
          Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP
          270 Madison Avenue
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 545-4600
          Facsimile:(212) 686-0114
          E-mail: kamin@whafh.com

               - and -

          Janine Lee Pollack, Esq.
          Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Hertz LLP
          270 Madison Avenue,
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 545-4600
          Facsimile: (212) 686-0114
          E-mail: pollack@whafh.com

               - and -

          Michael Milton Liskow, Esq.
          WOLF, HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERTZ LLP
          270 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 545-4600
          Facsimile: (212) 545-4677
          E-mail: liskow@whafh.com


LATIN QUARTER: Faces "Conner" Suit in E.D. Pennsylvania
-------------------------------------------------------
Mary Conner, individually on behalf of herself and all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Latin Quarter Concepts, LLC,
Defendant, Case No. 2:18-cv-00682-PD (E.D. Pa., Feb. 12, 2018),
alleges violation of the Disabilities Act of 1990. The case is
assigned to Judge Paul S. Diamond.

Latin Quarter Concepts, LLC is a privately held company in
Philadelphia, PA and is a Single Location business. Categorized
under Restaurants. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          C.K. Lee, Esq.
          LEE LITIGATION GROUP PLLC
          30 East 39th Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: (212) 465-1188
          E-mail: cklee@leelitigation.com


LIBERTY UNIVERSITY: Williams Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
-------------------------------------------------------------
Terrance Williams, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Liberty University, Inc. and
Does 1-10, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-01528 (N.D. Ill., Feb.
28, 2018), seeks to stop the Defendant's unfair and
unconscionable means to collect a debt.

Liberty University operates as a private non-profit university.
The University offers degrees in both undergraduate and graduate
level curriculum. Liberty provides various degree programs
including biology, business, communications, computer science,
education, engineering, history, mathematics, nursing, and
psychology. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          James C. Vlahakis, Esq.
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD.
          2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 200
          Lombard, IL 60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: jvlahakis@sulaimanlaw.com

               - and -

          Ahmad Tayseer Sulaiman, Esq.
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD.
          2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 200
          Lombard, IL 60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: ahmad.sulaiman@sulaimanlaw.com

               - and -

          Mohammed Omar Badwan, Esq.
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD
          2500 S. Highland Avenue Suite 200
          Lombard, IL 60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: mbadwan@sulaimanlaw.com

               - and -

          Omar Tayseer Sulaiman
          SULAIMAN LAW GROUP, LTD.
          2500 S. Highland Avenue
          Lombard, IL  60148
          Telephone: (630) 575-8181
          E-mail: osulaiman@sulaimanlaw.com


LIFELOCK INC: Faces "Weingarten" Suit in D. Arizona
---------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against LifeLock
Incorporated. The case is styled as Joe Weingarten and Darrell
Hunter, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. LifeLock Incorporated, Defendant, Case No.
2:18-cv-01013-JAT (D. Ariz., March 30, 2018).

LifeLock Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) is an American identity theft
protection company based in Tempe, Arizona.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   C Lincoln Combs, Esq.
   Gallagher & Kennedy PA
   2575 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 1100
   Phoenix, AZ 85016-9225
   Tel: (602) 530-8000
   Fax: (602) 530-8500
   Email: lincoln.combs@gknet.com

      - and -

   E Lee Lowther, III, Esq.
   Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC
   519 W 7th St.
   Little Rock, AR 72201
   Tel: (501) 312-8500
   Fax: (501) 312-8505

      - and -

   Irwin B Levin, Esq.
   Cohen & Malad PC
   1 Indiana Sq., Ste. 1400
   Indianapolis, IN 46204
   Tel: (317) 636-6481
   Fax: (317) 636-2593
   Email: ilevin@cohenandmalad.com

      - and -

   Lynn A Toops, Esq.
   Cohen &Malad PC
   1 Indiana Sq., Ste. 1400
   Indianapolis, IN 46204
   Tel: (317) 636-6481
   Fax: (317) 636-2593

      - and -

   Paul Lincoln Stoller, Esq.
   Gallagher & Kennedy PA
   2575 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 1100
   Phoenix, AZ 85016-9225
   Tel: (602) 530-8220
   Fax: (602) 530-8500
   Email: paul.stoller@gknet.com

      - and -

   Randall K Pulliam, Esq.
   Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC
   519 W 7th St.
   Little Rock, AR 72201
   Tel: (501) 312-8500
   Fax: (501) 312-8505

      - and -

   Richard E Shevitz, Esq.
   Cohen & Malad PC
   1 Indiana Sq., Ste. 1400
   Indianapolis, IN 46204
   Tel: (317) 636-6481
   Fax: (317) 636-2593

      - and -

   Vess A Miller, Esq.
   Cohen & Malad PC
   1 Indiana Sq., Ste. 1400
   Indianapolis, IN 46204
   Tel: (317) 636-6481
   Fax: (317) 636-2593


LIFETIME FITNESS: Faces "Jackson" Suit over Wrongful Termination
----------------------------------------------------------------
RYAN JACKSON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. LIFETIME FITNESS, INC. and JOHN DOES 1-5
AND 6-10, Defendants, Case No. BER-L-001179-18 (New Jersey
Super., Bergen Cty., Feb. 14, 2018), alleges that Defendants
violated the Conscientious Employee Protection Act when the
plaintiff was terminated by the Defendants for disclosing and
objecting to conduct which he reasonably believed to be unlawful.

Mr. Jackson was employed by the Defendants as an Account Manager
on October 2013.

Life Time Fitness, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs,
builds, and operates sports and athletic, professional fitness,
family recreation, and spa centers for organizations,
communities, and individuals. As of July 14, 2015, the company
served approximately 1 million members at its 117 centers under
the LIFE TIME FITNESS and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC brands in the United
States and Canada. The company was formerly known as FCA, Ltd.
and changed its name to Life Time Fitness, Inc. in January 1998.
Life Time Fitness, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered
in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Life Time Fitness, Inc. operates as a
subsidiary of LTF Holdings, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Kevin M. Costello, Esq.
          COSTELLO & MAINS, LLC
          18000 Horizon Way, Suite 800
          Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
          Telephone: (856) 727-9700


LINCOLN BENEFIT: Faces "Preiser" Suit in Florida
------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Lincoln Benefit
Life Company. The case is captioned as Monty L. Preiser,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Lincoln Benefit Life Company, Defendant, Case No.
502018CA002511XXXXMB (Fla. Cir., Palm Beach Cty., Feb. 28, 2018).

Lincoln Benefit Life Company operates as an insurance firm. The
Company offers annuities and life insurance services. Lincoln
Benefit Life serves customers in the State of Nebraska. [BN]


MACY'S CREDIT: Clark May File Amended Complaint, Says Court
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Carlos E. Mendoza entered an order in the lawsuit styled
DEBORAH CLARK v. MACY'S CREDIT AND CUSTOMER SERVICES, INC., Case
No. 6:17-cv-00692-CEM-TBS (M.D. Fla.):

   1. granting in part the Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File
      Amended Complaint to Substitute Two Defendants and to Set
      New Class Certification Deadline;

   2. ruling that on or before March 19, 2018, Plaintiff shall
      file her Amended Complaint as a separate docket entry;

   3. ruling that on or before April 11, 2018, Plaintiff shall
      file her motion for class certification;

   4. denying as moot the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss;

   5. denying as moot the Plaintiff's Motion for Class
      Certification; and

   6. denying as moot the Defendant's Motion for Leave to Exceed
      Page Limit.

A copy of the Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=jzI5jxjV


MARKETRON BROADCAST: Removes "Reese" Suit to E.D. Louisiana
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Renee Reese, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Marketron
Broadcast Solutions, Inc., Defendant, filed a notice to remove
the lawsuit from the Civil District Court for the Parish of
Orleans (Case No. 18-01149 M-13) to the U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of Louisiana and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-
01982-SSV-JVM (E.D. La., Feb. 26, 2018). The case is assigned to
Judge Sarah S. Vance, and referred to Magistrate Judge Janis van
Meerveld.

As of June 8, 2007, Marketron International, Inc. was acquired by
Wicks Broadcast Solutions LLC. Marketron provides broadcast
management solutions for the radio, television, and cable
industries in North America. It offers an integrated suite of
sales, traffic, finance, and business intelligence solutions. The
company also offers hosting services. Marketron was formerly
known as BuyMedia, Inc. The company was founded in 1972 and is
headquartered in Burlingame, California with offices in Hailey,
Idaho; Birmingham, Alabama; and Toronto, Canada. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Roberto L. Costales, Esq.
          William Henry Beaumont, Esq.
          Emily Westermiere, Esq.
          Jonathan Mille Kirkland, Esq.
          COSTALES LAW OFFICE
          3801 Canal Street Suite 207
          New Orleans, LA 70119
          Telephone: (504) 534-5005
          E-mail: rlc@beaumontcostales.com
                  whb@beaumontcostales.com
                  eaw@beaumontcostales.com
                  jmk@beaumontcostales.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Jon Jerry Glas, Esq.
          Duris Lee Holmes, Esq.
          Raymond C Lewis, Esq.
          Victor M. Jones, Esq.
          DEUTSCH KERRIGAN LLP
          755 Magazine Street
          New Orleans, LA 70130
          Telephone: (504) 581-5141
          Facsimile: (504) 566-4059
          E-mail: jglas@dkslaw.com
                  dholmes@dkslaw.com
                  rlewis@deutschkerrigan.com
                  vjones@deutschkerrigan.com


MARRIOTT HOTEL: Fails to Pay Overtime, "Allen" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------
DERIUS ALLEN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. MARRIOTT HOTEL SERVICES, INC.; and DOES 1
through 50, inclusive, Defendants, Case No. BC695412 (Cal.
Super., Los Angeles Cty., Feb. 22, 2018), alleges that the
Defendants failed to provide the Plaintiff and all other
similarly situated individuals with meal and rest periods, and to
pay them overtime wages at the correct rate.

Mr. Allen was employed by the Defendants in California from March
2016 to March 10, 2017, as a Loss Prevention Officer.

Marriott Hotel Services, Inc. provides hospitality and lodging
facilities worldwide. The company, through various segments,
develops, operates, and franchises hotels and corporate housing
properties, as well as timeshare, fractional ownership, and whole
ownership properties. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is
based in Washington, District of Columbia. Marriott Hotel
Services, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Marriott
International, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Norman B. Blumenthal, Esq.
          Kyle R. Nordrehaug, Esq.
          Aparajit Bhowmik, Esq.
          BLUMENTHAL NORDREHAUG BHOWMIK DE BLOUW LLP
          2255 Calle Clara
          La Jolla, CA 92037
          Telephone: (858) 551-1223
          Facsimile: (858) 551-1232


MASSACHUSETTS: Faces "Foster" Suit in Federal District Court
------------------------------------------------------------
Stacy Foster, Jamie Kimball, and Jonathan Riley, on behalf of
themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Charlie Baker; Deborah B.
Goldberg; Jonathan S. Williams; Edward Dolan; Maura; Healey;
Kerry Gilpin; Daniel Bennett; Jonathan Blodgett; Dan Conley;
Timothy J. Cruz; Michael Morrissey; Michael D. O'Keefe; Thomas M.
Quinn and Martin Ryan, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-10354-IT (D.
Mass., Feb. 23, 2018), is an action alleging Defendants'
violation of the Civil Rights Act.

State of Massachusetts is located in the Northeastern region of
the United States. The State provides a full range of services
including law, education, public libraries, transportation, and
business development. Massachusetts has an economy that is
primarily based on health care, biotechnology, finance, and
tourism. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Luke F. Ryan, Esq.
          SASSON, TURNBULL & HOOSE
          100 Main St., Third Floor
          Northampton, MA 01060
          Telephone: (413) 586-4800
          E-mail: lryan@strhlaw.com

               - and -

          William W. Fick, Esq.
          FICK & MARX LLP
          100 Franklin Street, 7th Floor
          Telephone: (857) 321-8360
          E-mail: wfick@fickmarx.com


MCDONALD'S CORP: Not Accessible to Blind, "Morey" Suit Claims
-------------------------------------------------------------
Karen Morey, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. McDonald's Corporation, and McDonald's
USA, LLC, Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-01137 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 13,
2018), alleges that McDonald's is denying the visually-impaired
equal access to the goods and services that McDonald's provides
during "late-night" hours at thousands of their restaurants
throughout the United States.

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's
restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the
Middle East, Africa, Canada, Latin America, and internationally.
McDonald's Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak
Brook, Illinois. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          William H. Beaumont, Esq.
          Roberto Luis Costales, Esq.
          BEAUMONT COSTALES LLC
          3151 W. 26th Street, 2nd Floor
          Chicago, IL 60623
          Telephone: (773) 831-8000
          Facsimile: (504) 272-2956
          E-mail: whb@beaumontcostales.com

               - and -

          Glenn M. Goffin, Esq.
          920 Beach Park Blvd Apt 39
          Foster City, CA 94404
          Telephone: (415) 845-8556
          E-mail: ggoffin@glenngoffinlaw.com


MLB ADVANCED: Faces "Perry" Suit in C.D. California
---------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against MLB Advanced Media
L.P. The case is captioned as Erin L Perry, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. MLB
Advanced Media L.P., d/b/a MLB.com; and Does 1-10, Defendants,
Case No. 2:18-cv-01548-PSG-GJS (C.D. Cal., Feb. 26, 2018).

MLB Advanced Media, L.P. distributes digital content for sports
through various forms of interactive media. The company was
founded in 2000 and is based in New York, New York. MLB Advanced
Media, L.P. operates as a subsidiary of Major League Baseball
Enterprises, Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Adrian Robert Bacon, Esq.
          Meghan Elisabeth George, Esq.
          Todd M Friedman, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF TODD M FRIEDMAN PC
          21550 Oxnard Street Suite 780
          Woodland Hills, CA 91367
          Telephone: (877) 206-4741
          Facsimile: (866) 6330-228
          E-mail: abacon@toodflaw.com
                  mgeorge@toddflaw.com
                  tfriedman@toddflaw.com


MONSANTO COMPANY: "Simpson" Suit Moved to N.D. California
---------------------------------------------------------
Robert Simpson, Plaintiff v. Monsanto Company, Defendant, Case
No. 3:18-cv-00917-VC (E.D. Mo., February 13, 2018), was removed
from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
(Case No. 4:18-cv-00095) to the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of California, and assigned Case No. 3:18-cv-
00917-VC (N.D. Cal., Feb. 13, 2018). The case is assigned to
Judge Vince Chhabria. The "Simpson" suit is a member case in the
multi-district litigation proceeding, MDL No. 02741-VC.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides
agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two
segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The
company markets its products through distributors, independent
retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers,
and agents, as well as directly to farmers. The company was
formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to
Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in
2000 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


MONSANTO COMPANY: Simpson Sues over Sale of Roundup Products
------------------------------------------------------------
Robert Simpson, Plaintiff v. Monsanto Company, Defendant, Case
No. 3:18-cv-00917-VC (E.D. Mo., Feb. 22, 2018), seeks
compensatory damages as a result of Plaintiffs' use of, and
exposure to, Roundup products which caused or was a substantial
contributing factor in causing Plaintiffs to suffer from Non-
Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides
agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two
segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The
company markets its products through distributors, independent
retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers,
and agents, as well as directly to farmers. The company was
formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to
Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in
2000 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


NABIS DELICATESSEN: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Reyes" Suit Says
----------------------------------------------------------------
Nelson Soto Reyes; Augusto Sesam Iboy; Alvaro Sesam Iboy and Rene
Malloquinn, individually and on behalf of others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Nabis Delicatessen, Inc., and Hurmot
Hotaki, Defendants, Case No. 2:18-cv-01211-LDW-ARL (E.D.N.Y.,
Feb. 23, 2018), seeks to recover from the Defendants unpaid
minimum wages, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages,
prejudgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees and
costs.

Plaintiff Reyes was employed by Defendants as a grill cook and/or
counter worker from November 2013 to November 1, 2016. Plaintiff
Augusti Iboy was employed by Defendants as a grill cook and/or
counter worker from January 2010 to November 20, 2013. Plaintiff,
Alvaro Iboy was employed by Defendants as a grill cook and/or
counter worker from March 2012 to March 2013.

Nabis Delicatessen, Inc. is a corporation organized under the
laws of the State of New York, with business address at 267
Burnside Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Arthur H. Forman, Esq.
          90-20 Metropolitan Avenue
          Forest Hills, NY 11375
          Telephone: (718) 268-2616
          Facsimile: (718) 575-1600
          E-mail: ahf@ahforman.com


NEW YORK, NY: Stallworth et al. Appeal Case Dismissal
-----------------------------------------------------
A notice of appeal was filed by Anthony Stallworth, Parichay
Barman, Noor Tani and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Meera Joshi, Chris Wilson, Stas Skarbo, and the
City of New York, Defendants, Case No. 17-cv-7119(RJS), to the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Case No. 18-490)
from an Order dated February 1, 2018 and a Judgment entered on
February 6, 2018 dismissing the Complaint.

New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River
meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely
populated borough that's among the world's major commercial,
financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include
skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling
Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times
Square. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel L. Ackman, Esq.
          222 Broadway, 19th Floor
          New York, NY 10038
          Telephone (917) 282-8178
          E-mail: dan@danackmanlaw.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Mary M O'Sullivan, Esq.
          NYC LAW DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE
          CORPORATION COUNSEL
          100 Church Street
          New York, NY 10007
          Telephone: (212) 788-1003
          Facsimile: (212) 791-9714
          E-mail: mosulliv@law.nyc.gov

               - and -

          Amy J. Weinblatt
          NYC LAW DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE
          CORPORATION COUNSEL (NYC)
          100 Church Street
          New York, NY 10007
          Telephone: (212) 788-0303
          Facsimile: (212) 791-9714
          E-mail: aweinbla@law.nyc.gov


NMB FINANCIAL: Faces "Delacruz" Suit in S.D. New York
-----------------------------------------------------
EMANUEL DELACRUZ, individually and on behalf OF all other persons
similarly Situated, Plaintiff v. NMB FINANCIAL CORPORATION d/b/a
MILLENNIUM BANK, Defendant, Case No. 1-18-cv-02081-VEC (S.D.N.Y.
Mar. 7, 2018), is an action against the Defendant for its failure
to design, construct, maintain, and operate its website to be
fully accessible to and independently usable by Plaintiff and
other blind or visually-impaired people in violation of
Plaintiff's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NMB Financial Corp. operates as a community bank. It generates
commercial, mortgage, and consumer loans; and receives deposits
from customers at its New Brunswick and Somerset New Jersey
locations. It also offers online banking services. The company
was founded on July 12, 1999 and is headquartered in Fort Lee,
NJ. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jeffrey M. Gottlieb, Esq.
          Dana L. Gottlieb, Esq.
          GOTTLIEB & ASSOCIATES
          150 East 18th Street, Suite PHR
          New York, New York 10003
          Tel: 212.879.0240
          Fax: 212.982.6284
          E-mail: nyjg@aol.com
                  danalgottlieb@aol.com


NORTHLAND GROUP: Removes "Myers" Suit to E.D. New York
------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Jennifer D. Myers, individually and
on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v.
Northland Group, Inc., filed a notice to remove the lawsuit from
the Supreme Court of New York, Suffolk County (Case No.
619049/2017) to the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of New York and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-01137-LDW-GRB
(E.D.N.Y., Feb. 22, 2018). The case is assigned to Judge Leonard
D. Wexler, and referred to Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown.

As of November 16, 2016, Northland Group, Inc. was acquired by
Radius Global Solutions LLC. Northland Group, Inc. provides
accounts receivable management and collection services to
national credit grantors, debt buyers, and student loan lenders
and servicers. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in
Edina, Minnesota. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Mitchell L. Pashkin, Esq.
          775 Park Avenue, Ste. 255
          Huntington, NY 11743
          Telephone: (631) 335-1107
          E-mail: mpash@verizon.net

The Defendant 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


OASIS POWER: Made Unsolicited Calls, "Albrecht" Suit Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------
Kenneth Albrecht, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Oasis Power, LLC, Defendant,
Case No. 1-18-cv-1061 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 12, 2018), alleges that
Defendant has made unsolicited calls in violation of the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Oasis Power, LLC, doing business as Oasis Energy, supplies
electricity and natural gas to residential, small business, and
commercial consumers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois. The company was founded in
2008 and is based in Houston, Texas. As of July 31, 2015, Oasis
Power, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Spark HoldCo, LLC. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Katrina Carroll, Esq.
          Kyle Shamberg, Esq.
          Ismael T. Salam, Esq.
          Katlyn C. Mathy, Esq.
          LITE DEPALMA GREENBERG, LLC
          211 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 500
          Chicago, IL 60606
          Telephone: (312) 750-1592
          Facsimile: (312) 212-5919
          E-mail: kcarroll@litedepalma.com
                  kshamberg@litedepalma.com
                  kmathy@litedepalma.com


PERMANENTE MEDICAL: Faces "Rana" Suit in N.D. California
--------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against The Permanente
Medical Group, Inc. The case is styled as Nicole Rana,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and DOES 1
through 50, Inclusive, Defendants, Case No. 3:18-cv-01968 (N.D.
Cal., March 30, 2018).

The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. operates as a multispecialty
group medical practice offering health care service to the
Northern California region.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears PRO SE.


PETER J. LISKA: Debt Collection Unlawful, "Choi" Suit Says
----------------------------------------------------------
Jason Choi, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Peter J. Liska, LLC, Defendant, Case No.
BER-L-001394-18 (N.J. Super., Bergen Cty., Feb. 22, 2018), seeks
to stop the Defendant unfair and unconscionable means to collect
debt.

Peter J. Liska, LLC is law firm offering debt collection
services. The Company's headquarters is located at 766 Shrewsbury
Ave., Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


PORTFOLIO RECOVERY: Pantiliano Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
---------------------------------------------------------------
Joseph Pantiliano, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Portfolio Recovery Associates,
LLC, Defendant, Case No. 2:18-cv-03711-KM-CLW (D.N.J., March 16,
2018), seeks to stop the Defendant's unfair and unconscionable
means to collect a debt.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, also known as Anchor
Receivables Management, manages past-due accounts. It serves
customers through account representatives. The company was
incorporated in 1996 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia. Portfolio
Recovery Associates, LLC operates as a subsidiary of PRA Group,
Inc. [BN]

The 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
          E-mail: rlg@lawgmf.com


POSEIDON ENTERPRISES: Faces "Lazarev" Suit in D. Massachusetts
--------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Poseidon
Enterprises, Inc. The case is styled as Dimitriy Lazarev, on
behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v.
Poseidon Enterprises, Inc. doing business as: The Barking Crab,
Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-10616 (D. Mass., March 30, 2018).

Poseidon Enterprises, Inc., a storage and distribution network,
distributes seafood to food service and retail establishments in
Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   C.K. Lee, Esq.
   Lee Litigation Group PLLC
   30 E39th Street, 2nd Flr.
   New York, NY 10016-2555
   Tel: (212) 465-1188
   Email: cklee@leelitigation.com


PRIMA INVESTMENTS: Arbitrage Fund Says Exatech Was Sold Cheaply
---------------------------------------------------------------
THE ARBITRAGE FUND, on behalf of itself and all others similarly
situated shareholders of EXACTECH, INC., Plaintiff v. WILLIAM
PETTY; BETTY PETTY; DAVID PETTY; PRIMA INVESTMENTS, INC.; PRIMA
INVESTMENTS, L.P.; JAMES G. BINCH; ANDREW KRUSEN, JR.; WILLIAM B.
LOCANDER; RICHARD C. SMIT; and FERN S. WATTS, Defendants, Case
No. 67855556 (Fla. 11th Judicial Cir., Miami Dade Cty., Feb. 12,
2018), alleges that Defendants breach their fiduciary duties to
Exatech's Unaffiliated Shareholders by obstructing a superior
proposal and prematurely ending the bidding for Exatech.

On October 23, 2017, Exactech (Nasdaq: EXAC), a developer and
producer of orthopaedic implant devices and surgical
instrumentation for extremities and large joints, announced that
it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which TPG
Capital, the global private equity platform of alternative asset
firm TPG, will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Exactech
common stock.  Exactech's board of directors approved the
agreement which provides for the payment of $42.00 per share in
cash to all holders of Exactech common stock other than certain
management stockholders who have agreed to exchange a portion of
their shares for new equity securities in the transaction.
Exactech founders Dr. Bill Petty and Betty Petty and CEO David
Petty have agreed with TPG to vote all of their shares in favor
of the merger and to exchange a significant portion of their
shares for new shares in the parent entity immediately following
the merger.  The share exchange will be made at the same $42.00
value being paid in cash to Exactech's shareholders. The
transaction values Exactech at $625 million and the cash purchase
price represents a premium of approximately 31% over Exactech's
closing stock price on October 20, 2017.

On December 4, 2017, Exactech announced that it has entered into
an amendment to its merger agreement with TPG, pursuant to which,
the Company's common stock will be converted into the right to
receive $49.25 per share in cash. This represents an increase of
approximately 17.3% over the $42.00 of per share merger
consideration previously agreed to by Exactech and TPG Capital.
TPG Capital has also increased its equity financing commitment to
$737 million for purposes of consummating the merger.

On February 14, 2018, Exactech announced the successful
completion of the merger agreement with TPG Capital.

In the Complaint, the Plaintiff alleges that in the fourth
quarter of 2017, two potential acquirers submitted competing
proposals to acquire all of Exatech's stock and take the company
private. One of the bidders offered $54 per share. The other
bidders offered $49.25. Despite the difference of price, the
Defendants preferred the $49.25 bid.

Prima Investments, Inc. is a Florida corporation wholly-owned by
William Petty and Betty Petty. The company is the general partner
of Prima Investments, L.P. The companies are engaged in offering
financial services. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          David S. Oliver, Esq.
          GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
          301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400
          Orlando, FL 32801
          Telephone: (407) 843-8880
          Facsimile: (407) 244-5690
          E-mail: david.oliver@gray-robinson.com

               - and -

          Jason A. Zimmerman, Esq.
          GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
          301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400
          Orlando, FL 32801
          Telephone: (407) 843-8880
          Facsimile: (407) 244-5690
          E-mail: jason.zimmerman@gray-robinson.com

               - and -

          Mark D. Schellhase, Esq.
          GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
          225 NE Mizner Boulevard, Suite 500
          Boca Raton, FL 33432
          Telephone: (561) 368-3808
          Facsimile: (561) 368-4008


PURDUE PHARMA: Ambrosio Sues over Sale of Opioid Drugs
------------------------------------------------------
Melissa Ambrosio, individually and as next friend of Baby G.A. on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Purdue
Pharma L.P.; Purdue Pharma, Inc.; The Purdue Frederick Company,
Inc.; Mckesson Corporation; Cardinal Health, Inc.;
Amerisourcebergen Corporation; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries,
Ltd.; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.; Cephalon, Inc.; Johnson &
Johnson; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ortho-Mcneil-Janssen
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. n/k/a Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
Endo Health Solutions Inc.; Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Allergan
Plc f/k/a Actavis Plc; Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a
Actavis, Inc.; Watson Laboratories, Inc.; Actavis LLC; and
Actavis Pharma, Inc. f/k/a Watson Pharma, Inc., Defendants, Case
No. 2:18-cv-02201-DDP-AS (C.D. Cal., March 16, 2018) seeks
injunctive relief, compensatory damages, statutory damages, and
any other relief allowed by law against several opioid drug
distributors, retailers, and manufacturers.

The complaint alleges that, by their actions and omissions,
knowingly or negligently have distributed and dispensed
prescription opioid drugs in a manner that foreseeably injured,
and continues to injure minor G.A. and the Class.

Purdue Pharma L.P. is engaged in the research, development,
production, and distribution of prescription and over-the-counter
(prescription and non-prescription) medicines and healthcare
products. The company offers a portfolio of medical products in
various categories, including prescription opioids, sleep,
laxatives, antiseptics, and dietary supplement. It serves
healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers in the United
States and internationally. The company has a strategic research
collaboration agreement with Exicure Inc. Purdue Pharma L.P. was
formerly known as The Purdue Frederick Company and changed its
name to Purdue Pharma L.P. in January 1991. The company was
founded in 1892 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

           Celeste Brustowicz, Esq.
           Barry J. Cooper, Jr., Esq.
           Stephen H. Wussow, Esq.
           Victor Cobb, Esq.
           COOPER LAW FIRM, LLC
           1525 Religious Street
           New Orleans, LA 70130
           Telephone: 504-399-0009
           Email: cbrustowicz@sch-llc.com

                - and -

           Kevin W. Thompson, Esq.
           David R. Barney, Jr., Esq.
           THOMPSON BARNEY LAW FIRM
           2030 Kanawha Boulevard, East
           Charleston, WV 25311
           Telephone: 304-343-4401
           Facsimile: 304-343-4405
           Email: kwthompsonwv@gmail.com


PURDUE PHARMA: Walter Sues over Sale of Prescription Opioid Drugs
----------------------------------------------------------------
Walter and Virginia Salmon, next friend or guardian of Minor
W.D., individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Purdue Pharma L.P.; Purdue Pharma, Inc.;
The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc.; Mckesson Corporation;
Cardinal Health, Inc.; Amerisourcebergen Corporation; Teva
Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;
Cephalon, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
Ortho-Mcneil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a Janssen
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. n/k/a Janssen
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Endo Health Solutions Inc.; Endo
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Allergan Plc f/k/a Actavis Plc; Watson
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a Actavis, Inc.; Watson Laboratories,
Inc.; Actavis Llc; and Actavis Pharma, Inc. f/k/a Watson Pharma,
Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-00385 (S.D. W.Va., March 2, 2018), seeks
injunctive relief, compensatory damages, statutory damages, and
any other relief allowed by law against several opioid drug
distributors, retailers, and manufacturers.  The Defendants, by
their actions and omissions, knowingly or negligently have
distributed and dispensed prescription opioid drugs in a manner
that foreseeably injured, and continues to injure minor W.D. and
the Class, the complaint says.

The Plaintiff alleges that Minor W.D. and Putative Class members
are individuals who have suffered Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as
a result of exposure to opioids in utero.

Purdue Pharma L.P. is engaged in the research, development,
production, and distribution of prescription and over-the-counter
(prescription and non-prescription) medicines and healthcare
products. The company offers a portfolio of medical products in
various categories, including prescription opioids, sleep,
laxatives, antiseptics, and dietary supplement. It serves
healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers in the United
States and internationally. The company has a strategic research
collaboration agreement with Exicure Inc. Purdue Pharma L.P. was
formerly known as The Purdue Frederick Company and changed its
name to Purdue Pharma L.P. in January 1991. The company was
founded in 1892 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Kevin W. Thompson, Esq.
          David R. Barney, Jr., Esq.
          Thompson Barney, Esq.
          2030 Kanawha Boulevard, East
          Charleston, WV 25311
          Telephone: (304) 343-4401
          Facsimile: (304) 343-4405
          E-mail: kwthompsonwv@gmail.com
                  drbarneywv@gmail.com

               - and -

          Susan J. Vanzant, Esq.
          SUSAN J. VANZANT, LC
          Post Office Box 987
          Williamson, WV 25661
          Telephone: (304) 235-4540
          Facsimile: (304) 235-5266
          E-mail: susanvanzant@frontier.com

                - and -

          John W. Alderman, III, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. ALDERMAN
          3 Monticello Place
          Charleston, WV 25314
          Telephone: (304) 531-8029
          Facsimile: (877) 350-6643
          E-mail: johnalderman94@gmail.com

                - and -

          Celeste Brustowic, Esq.
          Barry J. Cooper, Jr, Esq.
          Stephen H. Wussow, Esq.
          Victor Cobb, Esq.
          THE COOPER LAW FIRM, LLC
          1525 Religious Street
          New Orleans, LA 70130
          Telephone: (504) 399-0009
          E-mail: cbrustowicz@sch-llc.com
                  bcooper@sch-llc.com
                  stephen.wussow@gmail.com
                  vcobb@sch-llc.com


PURDUE PHARMA: Wood Sues over Sale of Prescription Opioid Drugs
---------------------------------------------------------------
Rachel Wood, next friend and adopted mother of Baby O.W.,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Purdue Pharma L.P.; Purdue Pharma, Inc.; The Purdue
Frederick Company, Inc.; Mckesson Corporation; Cardinal Health,
Inc.; Amerisourcebergen Corporation; Teva Pharmaceutical
Industries, Ltd.; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;Cephalon, Inc.;
Johnson & Johnson; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Ortho-Mcneil-
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. n/k/a Janssen Pharmaceuticals,
Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. n/k/a Janssen Pharmaceuticals,
Inc.; Endo Health Solutions Inc.;Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
Allergan Plc f/k/a Actavis Plc; Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
n/k/a Actavis, Inc.; Watson Laboratories, Inc.; Actavis Llc; and
Actavis Pharma, Inc. f/k/a Watson Pharma, Inc., Defendants, Case
No. 4:18-cv-352 (E.D. Mo., March 3, 2018) seeks injunctive
relief, compensatory damages, statutory damages, and any other
relief allowed by law against several opioid drug distributors,
retailers, and manufacturers that, by their actions and
omissions, knowingly or negligently have distributed and
dispensed prescription opioid drugs in a manner that foreseeably
injured, and continues to injure minor O.W. and the Class.

The Plaintiff alleges that Minor O.W. and Putative Class members
are individuals who have suffered Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as
a result of exposure to opioids in utero.

Purdue Pharma L.P. is engaged in the research, development,
production, and distribution of prescription and over-the-counter
(prescription and non-prescription) medicines and healthcare
products. The company offers a portfolio of medical products in
various categories, including prescription opioids, sleep,
laxatives, antiseptics, and dietary supplement. It serves
healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers in the United
States and internationally. The company has a strategic research
collaboration agreement with Exicure Inc. Purdue Pharma L.P. was
formerly known as The Purdue Frederick Company and changed its
name to Purdue Pharma L.P. in January 1991. The company was
founded in 1892 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Anthony D. Gray, Esq.
          JOHNSON GRAY, LLC
          319 North 4th Street, Suite 212
          St. Louis, MO 63102
          Telephone: 314.385.9500
          Facsimile: 314.594.2052
          Email: agray@johnsongraylaw.com

               - and -

          James F. Clayborne, Esq.
          CLAYBORNE, SABO & WAGNER, LLP
          525 West Main Street, Suite 105
          Belleville, IL 62220
          Telephone: 618-239-0187
          Facsimile: 618-416-7556
          Email: jclayborne@cswlawllp.com

              - and -

          Celeste Brustowicz, Esq.
          Barry J. Cooper, Jr., Esq.
          Stephen H. Wussow, Esq.
          Victor Cobb, Esq.
          COOPER LAW FIRM, LLC
          1525 Religious Street
          New Orleans, LA 70130
          Telephone: 504-399-0009
          Email: cbrustowicz@sch-llc.com

               - and -

          Kevin W. Thompson, Esq.
          David R. Barney, Jr., Esq.
          THOMPSON BARNEY LAW FIRM
          2030 Kanawha Boulevard, East
          Charleston, WV 25311
          Telephone: 304-343-4401
          Facsimile: 304-343-4405
          Email: kwthompsonwv@gmail.com


QUONTIC BANK: Faces "Delacruz" Class Suit in S.D. New York
----------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Quantic Bank. The
case is captioned as Emanuel Delacruz, individually and on behalf
of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Quontic Bank,
Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-01291-KPF (S.D.N.Y., Feb. 13, 2018).
The case is assigned to Judge Katherine Polk Failla, and referred
to Magistrate Sarah Netburn.

Quontic Bank provides personal and business banking services. It
offers checking accounts, such as personal checking, interest
checking, regular personal money market, premium money market,
small business checking, business money market checking, IOLA
(lawyer) money market checking, master escrow, and community
related checking accounts; and regular statement savings,
passbook statement savings, junior statement savings,
certificates of deposit, IRA certificate of deposit, business
savings, and attorney escrow savings accounts. The company also
offers home mortgage loan products, including financing for
primary residences, second or vacation homes, and investment
properties; conventional, jumbo, and super-jumbo loans; condo and
coop specialists; purchase and refinance loans; government/FHA
loans; and fixed or adjustable rate mortgages. In addition, it
offers commercial and multi-family mortgages. Quontic Bank was
founded in 2005 and is based in Astoria, New York. [BN]

The 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
          E-mail: danalgottlieb@aol.com


RALPH'S RESTAURANT: Faces "Prazdnik" Suit in E.D. Pennsylvania
--------------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ralph's Restaurant,
Inc. The case is captioned as Leonid Prazdnik, individually and
on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Ralph's
Restaurant, Inc., Defendant, Case No. 2:18-cv-00844-RK (E.D. Pa.,
Feb. 26, 2018).

Ralph's Restaurant, Inc. -- https://ralphsrestaurant.com/ -- owns
and operates an Italian restaurant.[BN]

The Plaintiff appears pro se.


RETRIEVAL-MASTERS CREDITORS: Olson Moves for Class Certification
----------------------------------------------------------------
Jacqueline Olson moves the Court to certify the class described
in the complaint of the lawsuit titled JACQUELINE OLSON,
Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v.
RETRIEVAL-MASTERS CREDITORS BUREAU INC., Case No. 2:18-cv-00389-
DEJ (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, the Plaintiff 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).

The Plaintiff is obligated to move for class certification to
protect the interests of the putative class, the Plaintiff
contends.

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, the Plaintiff contends.

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=ZAS7jKeQ

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


REVCLAIMS LLC: Faces "Hampton" Suit in E.D. Arkansas
----------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Revclaims LLC. The
case is styled as Tracey Scott and Lorrenzo Hampton, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v.
Revclaims LLC and St Bernard's Hospital Inc, Defendants, Case No.
3:18-cv-00056-JLH (E.D. Ark., March 30, 2018).

Revclaims LLC offers medical billing services.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

   Brandon W. Lacy, Esq.
   Lacy Law Firm
   630 S. Main Street
   Jonesboro, AR 72401
   Tel: (870) 277-1144
   Email: brandon@lacylawfirm.com

      - and -

   Jeffrey Owen Scriber, Esq.
   324 South Main
   Jonesboro, AR 72401
   Tel: (870) 336-0155
   Fax: (870) 934-8887
   Email: scriberfirm@gmail.com


RIGHTECH INC: Faces "Mosely" Suit over Failure to Pay Overtime
--------------------------------------------------------------
Tekakenya Mosely and Anwar Jacobs, on behalf of themselves and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Rightech,
Inc.; RTI Services, Inc.; and Bluestream Professional Services,
LLC, Defendants, Case No. 5:18-cv-00144 (W.D. Tex., Feb. 13,
2018), is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay the
minimum wage rate for all hours worked and the required overtime
premium rate for all hours worked over 40 per week, in violation
of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Mosely worked for Defendants from May 2017 to December
2017 as a Field Engineer a/k/a Field Technician.

Plaintiff Jacobs worked for Defendants from August 2017 to
December 2017 as a Field Engineer a/k/a Field Technician.

Rightech, Inc. provides human resource services. The Company
offers workforce solution-based services, contract-to-permanent
staffing, permanent placement, outsourced staffing, and contract
staffing services for telecommunication, enterprise
infrastructure, and construction industries. Rightech operates in
the State of New Jersey. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

         Don J. Foty, Esq.
         KENNEDY HODGES, L.L.P.
         4409 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 200
         Houston, TX 77006
         Telephone: (713) 523-0001
         Facsimile: (713) 523-1116
         E-mail: Dfoty@kennedyhodges.com


ROCKFORD TOOLCRAFT: Removes "Williams" Suit to N.D. Illinois
------------------------------------------------------------
The Defendant in the case of Theon Williams, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Rockford
Toolcraft, Inc., Defendant, filed a notice to remove the lawsuit
from the Circuit Court of Winnebago County (Case No. 17 CH 770)
to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
and assigned Case No. 3:18-cv-50071 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 23, 2018).
The case is assigned to Honorable Frederick J. Kapala, and
referred to Honorable Judge Iain D. Johnston.

Rockford Toolcraft, Inc. provides metal stamping dies and heavy
gauge stampings. It specializes in the design and building of
heavy gauge stamping dies and running production metal stampings
and assemblies. The company was incorporated in 1973 and is based
in Rockford, Illinois. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

           Ryan F. Stephan, Esq.
           STEPHAN, ZOURAS LLP
           205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2560
           Chicago, IL 60601
           Telephone: (312) 233-1550
           E-mail: rstephan@stephanzouras.com

The Defendant is represented by:

           James H. Ryan, Esq.
           Lindsay A. Watson, Esq.
           GORDON & REES, LLP
           One North Franklin Suite 800
           Chicago, IL 6060
           Telephone: (312) 565 1400
           E-mail: hayesryan@gordonrees.com
                   lwatson@gordonrees.com

                 - and -

           Brian H Myers, Esq.
           GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI, LLP
           One North Franklin Street, Suite 800
           Chicago, IL 60606
           Telephone: (312) 619-4913
           E-mail: bmyers@grsm.com


ROCKREATION INC: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Roche" Suit Says
-------------------------------------------------------------
KEVAN ROCHE, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. ROCKREATION, INC., DOES 1 through 55,
inclusive, Defendants, Case No. BC694637 (Cal. Super., Los
Angeles Cty., Feb. 14, 2018), alleges that the Defendants failed
to provide the Plaintiff and all other similarly situated
individuals with meal and rest periods, and to pay them overtime
wages at the correct wage rates.

Mr. Roche was hired by the Defendants on May 15, 2017 to work at
its sport climbing and fitness center in Los Angeles, California.

Rockreation, Inc. is a California corporation operating a sport
climbing and fitness centers in California. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Sergio Bent, Esq.
          Steven M. Kroll, Esq.
          BENT CARYL & KROLL, LLP
          6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1415
          Los Angeles, CA 90048
          Telephone: (323) 315-0510
          Facsimile: (323) 774-6021


SALVATION ARMY: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Joung" Suit Says
------------------------------------------------------------
Ge Ash Joung, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. The Salvation Army, and Does 1 through 50,
Defendants, Case No. 18CV323793 (Cal. Super., Santa Clara Cnty.,
Feb. 23, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, unpaid
minimum wages, liquidated damages and attorneys' fees, pursuant
to the California Labor Code.

Plaintiff Joung was employed by the Defendants as an
administrative assistant from May 5, 2017 to June 17, 2017.

Salvation Army is a Virginia-based non-for-profit organization
that raises contributions over $1 billion annually. The Salvation
Army serves over 27 million people in the United States and
abroad with problems such as drug addiction, alcohol abuse,
elderly and other problematic situations. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Larry W. Lee, Esq.
          Kristen M. Agnew, Esq.
          Nicholas Rosenthal, Esq.
          Mai Tulyathan, Esq.
          DIVERSITY LAW GROUP, P.C.
          515 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 1250
          Los Angeles, CA 90017
          Telephone: (213) 488-6555
          Facsimile: (213) 488-6554


SECURITAS SECURITY: Fails to Pay Wages, Boursiquot Claims
---------------------------------------------------------
Fredner Boursiquot, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Securitas Security Services USA,
Inc., and Don W. Walker, Defendants, Case No. CACE-18-004370
(Fla. Cir., Broward Cty., Feb. 23, 2018), seeks to recover unpaid
overtime wages, maximum liquidated damages and attorneys' fees,
pursuant to the Fair Labor Standard Act.

Mr. Boursiquot was employed by the Defendants from December 8,
2016 to May 28, 2017, as a security officer.

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. provides security solutions
in the United States and internationally. Securitas Security
Services USA, Inc. was formerly known as Pinkerton's, Inc. and
changed its name in July 2003. The company was founded in 1850
and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey with branch offices in the
United States. As of March 31, 1999, Securitas Security Services
USA, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Securitas AB. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          Brody M. Schulman, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com


SHE BALL PRODUCTIONS: Fails to Pay Proper OT, "Plough" Suit Says
----------------------------------------------------------------
DEREK PLOUGH and MICKAEL M. GARCIA, individually and on behalf of
all other similarly situated, Plaintiff v. SHE BALL PRODUCTIONS,
LLC; NCREDIBLE PRODUCTIONS, INC., a.k.a. NCREDIBLE ENTERTAINMENT;
WORLDWIDE ONE MEDIA, LLC, d/b/a ONE MEDIA WORLDWIDE; NICK CANNON;
DEMETRIUS V. SPENCER; BENJAMIN F. SUMPTER III; MICAHEL GOLDMAN;
ROBERT KEETCH; ROGER UBINA; GINA SCHEERER a.k.a. GINA MACDONALD,
and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, Case No. BC696517 (Cal. Super.,
Los Angeles Cty., March 5, 2018), alleges that the Defendants
failed to provide the Plaintiffs and all other similarly situated
individuals with meal and rest periods, and to pay them overtime
wages at the correct rate.

Plaintiffs were employed by the Defendants as production
employees of the motion picture titled "She Ball" from December
4, 2017 to December 22, 2017.

She Ball Productions, LLC is a limited liability company
organized under the laws of the State of California. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Robert A. Cantore, Esq.
          Joshua F. Young, Esq.
          GILBERT & SACKMAN, A LAW CORPORATION
          3699 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1200
          Los Angeles, CA 90010-2732
          Telephone: (323) 938-3000
          Facsimile: (323) 937-9139


STATEWIDE CREDIT: Nsiiro Alleges Wrongful Debt Collection
---------------------------------------------------------
SONYA NSIIRO, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. STATEWIDE CREDIT ASSOCIATION, Defendant,
Case No. 1:18-cv-00424-JMS-MPB (S.D. Ind., Feb. 14, 2018), seeks
to stop the Defendant's unfair and unconscionable means to
collect a debt. The case is assigned to Judge Jane Magnus-
Stinson, and referred to Magistrate Judge Matthew P. Brookman.

Statewide Credit Association Inc. provides accounts receivable
management and collection services. The company was founded in
1968 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. As of December 20,
2011, Statewide Credit Association Inc. operates as a subsidiary
of Receivables Management Partners, LLC. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Yitzchak Zelman, Esq.
          MARCUS & ZELMAN LLC
          1500 Allaire Avenue, Suite 101
          Ocean, NJ 07712
          Telephone: (732) 695-3282
          E-mail: yzelman@marcuszelman.com


SUCCESS PARTNERS: Hemenway Sues over Wrongful Termination
---------------------------------------------------------
JAMES HEMENWAY, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. SUCCESS PARTNERS HOLDING CO.,
Defendant, Case No. 4:18-cv-00102 (E.D. Tex., Feb. 14, 2018), is
an action against the Defendant for its failure to comply with
the 60-day advance notice provision in the Worker Adjustment
Retraining Notification Act. Plaintiff seeks back wages, employee
benefits, and attorney's fees against the Defendant.

Mr. Hemenway worked as the IT Infrastructure Manager of the
Defendants facility located at 5800 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas
until his termination from employment on January 15, 2018.

Success Partners Holding Co. is a Delaware corporation
headquartered in Plano, Texas. The Company operates a self help
business including Success Magazine, motivational and
entrepreneurial materials provided to customers, direct sales
magazine, and Success Academy involving motivational speakers,
videos and other self-help products. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Dean J. Schaner, Esq.
          SCHANER LAW FIRM PLLC
          5313 Pocahontas
          Bellaire, TX 77401
          Telephone: (821) 548-1478
          E-mail: Deanschaner@schanerlawfirm.com

               - and -

          Jill Weinberg, Esq.
          WEINBERG LAW FIRM PLLC
          6425 Willow Creek Drive
          Plano, TX 75093
          Telephone: (972) 403-3330
          E-mail: jillwlfirm@gmail.com


TEA TREE: Faces "Nazemzadeh" Suit over Mislabeled Products
----------------------------------------------------------
AMIN NAZEMZADEH, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiff v. TEA TREE THERAPY, INC.; and DOES
1-20, inclusive, Defendants, Case No. 37-2018-00007951-CU-BT-CTL
(Cal. Super., San Diego Cty., Feb. 14, 2018), alleges unlawful
labeling of Defendant's consumable consumer packaged goods.

The complaint alleged that Defendant unlawfully labeled its
goods, such as toothpaste with the false designation and
representation that the products are "Product of U.S.A." The
unlawfully labeled products are sold on Defendant's website and
in various stores throughout the U.S.

Tea Tree Therapy, Inc. is headquartered in Ventura, California.
Founded in 1997 by Ed Heftman and Suzanne Dean, Tea Tree Therapy
was born from an idea that everyone should have access to a safe
and natural antiseptic. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Abbas Kazerounian, Esq.
          Matthew M. Loker, Esq.
          Elizabeth A. Wagner, Esq.
          KAZEROUNI LAW GROUP, APC
          245 Fischer Avenue, Unit D1
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (800) 400-6808
          Facsimile: (800) 520-5523
          E-mail: ak@kazlg.com
                  ml@kazlg.com
                  elizabeth@kazlg.com

               - and -

          Joshua B. Swigart, Esq.
          HYDE & SWIGART
          2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 101
          San Diego, CA 92108-3551
          Telephone: (619) 233-7770
          Facsimile: (619)297-1022
          E-mail: josh@westcoastlitigation.com


TEAM ELECTRICAL: Fails to Pay Proper Wages, "Cedano" Suit Claims
----------------------------------------------------------------
Gabriel Ojeda Cedano, Plaintiff v. Team Electrical Inc., and
Rifat Redzematovic, Defendant, Case No. 1:18-cv-01269-KBF
(S.D.N.Y., Feb. 13, 2018), is an action against the Defendants
for unpaid regular hours, overtime hours, minimum wages, wages
for missed meal and rest periods.

Mr. Cedano was employed by the Defendant as electrician since
June 2004 up to the present.

TEAM Industries, Inc. machines, manufactures, and assembles
components and driveline solutions for recreational,
agricultural, and industrial off-highway markets. TEAM
Industries, Inc. was formerly known as Motek Engineering and
Manufacturing, Inc. The company was founded in 1967 and is based
in Bagley, Minnesota. It has locations in Andrews, North
Carolina; and Audubon, Bagley, Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids, and
Cambridge, Minnesota. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

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


TIBET PHARMACEUTICALS: Downs and Zou File Appeal in Obasi Case
--------------------------------------------------------------
L. McCarthy Downs, III, and Hayden Zou filed an appeal from a
court decision in the case captioned, Robin Joachim Dartell,
Obasi Investment Ltd., Lixin Wu, Jason Helton, Sean Carithers,
Jingli Shao, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiffs v. Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hong Yu,
Taylor Z. Guo, Sabrina Ren, Wenbo Chen, Youhang Pen, Solomon
Chen, Anderson & Strudwick Inc., Sterne Agee Group Inc., Hayden
Zou, L. McCarthy Downs, III, Acquavella Chiarelli Shuster
Berkower & Co LLP, Defendants, Case No. 2-14-cv-03620 (D.N.J.,
June 6, 2014).

The appeal was filed on March 5, 2018 before the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit, and captioned as, Obasi Investment
Ltd., et al. v. Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., Case No. 18-
8017 (3rd Cir.).

Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Shangri-La Tibetan
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on December 22, 2009, is a
specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on the research,
development, manufacturing and marketing of Tibetan medicines.
The Company sells both prescription and over-the-counter
traditional Tibetan medicines. As of December 31, 2009, it had
developed five pharmaceutical products. The Company sells its
products principally to distributors in People's Republic of
China, who in turn sell them to hospitals, hospital pharmacies
and retail pharmacies. [BN]

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Laurence M. Rosen, Esq.
          THE ROSEN LAW FIRM
          236 Tillou Road
          South Orange, NJ 07079
          Telephone: 973-313-1887

                - and -

          Erica L. Stone, Esq.
          ROSEN LAW FIRM
          275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: 212-686-1060

The Defendants are represented by:

          Richard J. Davis, Esq.
          MAYNARD COOPER & GALE
          1901 6th Avenue North
          2400 Regions, Harbert Plaza
          Birmingham, AL 35203
          Telephone: 205-254-1000

               - and -

          Justin J. Gunnell, Esq.
          SHER TREMONTE LLP
          90 Broad Street, 23rd Floor
          New York, NY 10004
          Telephone: (212) 202-2600

               - and -

          A. Neil Hartzell, Esq.
          LeCLAIR RYAN
          One International Place, Suite 1110
          Boston, MA 02110
          Telephone: 617-502-8209

               - and -

          Carmon M. Popler, Esq.
          LeCLAIR RYAN
          1818 Market Street, 26th Floor
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Telephone: 215-383-0912

               - and -

          Michael P. Tremonte
          SHER TREMONTE
          90 Broad Street, 23rd Floor
          New York, NY 10004
          Telephone: 212-202-2603

               - and -

          Nicole B. Liebman
          Michael R. McAndrew, Esq.
          WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER
          200 Campus Drive, 4th Floor
          Florham Park, NJ 07932
          Telephone: 973-624-0800


TOYOTA MOTOR: "Johnson" Suit Reassigned to Judge Alsup
------------------------------------------------------
William John Johnson, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.;
and Toyota Motor Corporation, Defendants, Case No. 3:18-cv-01664-
WHA (N.D. Cal., March 16, 2018), has been reassigned to Judge
William Alsup from Magistrate Jude Joseph C. Spero.

The case will be randomly reassigned to a District Judge because
either (1) a party has not consented to the jurisdiction of a
Magistrate Judge, or (2) time is of the essence in deciding a
pending judicial action for which the necessary consents to
Magistrate Judge jurisdiction have not been secured.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. manufactures and sells vehicles.
It offers cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles, crossovers,
hybrids and electric vehicles, hybrid cars, hybrid sports utility
vehicles, concept vehicles, and accessories. The company also
sells used vehicles. It provides its products through dealers in
the United States and internationally. The company was founded in
1957 and is based in Torrance, California with design, research,
and development facilities, as well as regional offices in the
United States. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. operates as a
subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          John William Hanson, Esq.
          THE HANSON LAW FIRM
          7752 Fay Avenue, Suite F
          La Jolla, CA 92037
          Telephone: (858) 451-0291
          Facsimile: (858) 451-0281
          E-mail: john@thesandiegolemonlawyer.com

               - and -

          Alan M. Mansfield, Esq.
          THE CONSUMER LAW GROUP
          16870 W. Bernardo Drive, Suite 400
          San Diego, CA 92127
          Telephone: (619) 308-5034
          Facsimile: (888) 341-5048
          E-mail: alan@clgca.com

               - and -

          Elisa Marie Swanson, Esq.
          THE HANSON LAW FIRM
          7752 Fay Avenue, Suite F
          La Jolla, CA 92037
          Telephone: (858) 451-0291
          Facsimile: (851) 451-0281
          E-mail: eswanson@rolmlaw.com


TTC-AMERIDIAL LLC: Wins Summary Judgment in "Oliver" TCPA Suit
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly grants the Defendants' motion for
summary judgment and denies as moot the Plaintiff's motion for
class certification in the lawsuit captioned KRISTINA OLIVER,
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v.
TTC-AMERIDIAL, LLC, and AMERIDIAL, INC., Case No. 1:16-cv-05177
(N.D. Ill.).

According to the Court's memorandum opinion and order, Kristina
Oliver was curious about options for pursuing a master's degree,
so she entered her contact information into a Web site that
promised more information about higher education opportunities.
Shortly thereafter, she received eight calls on her cellular
phone.  She has sued TTC-Ameridial, LLC, which concedes it called
her, and Ameridial, Inc., under the Telephone Consumer Protection
Act.

Judge Kennelly opines, among other things, that Ms. Oliver has
not offered a basis permitting a finding that her consent to
receive calls from online-edu-help.com does not constitute
consent to receive calls from TTC-Ameridial, the owner of
http://online-edu-help.com/.

A copy of the Memorandum Opinion and Order is available at no
charge at http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=NCaLh6lp


UNCLE JACKS: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Grant" Suit Says
--------------------------------------------------------
Sean Grant and Andrei Tibuliac, on behalf of themselves and
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Uncle Jack's Steakhouse
Inc., d/b/a Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, and William Degel,
Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-01234-ALC (S.D.N.Y., Feb. 12, 2018),
is brought against the Defendants for failure to pay the minimum
wage rate for all hours worked and the required overtime premium
rate for all hours worked over 40 per week, in violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act.

Plaintiff Grant worked as a server, then as a front waiter of the
Defendants from March 2011 to July 1, 2017.

Plaintiff Tibuliac worked as captain, then as a front waiter from
July 4, 2014 to January 10, 2016.

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse Inc. owns and operates restaurants in
Midtown Manhattan, Westside, and Bayside Queens, New York. It
offers brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, gluten free, and
holiday/special menu items. The company also hosts private
parties, bachelor parties, birthdays, corporate events, Christmas
parties, business meetings, or special celebrations. In addition,
it sells gift cards, bar stools, hats, cutting boards, T-shirts,
knife sets, plates, and other products online. The company was
founded in 1996 and is based in Bayside, New York. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jeffrey E. Goldman, Esq.
          THE LAW OFFICES OF JEFFREY E. GOLDMAN
          501 Fifth Ave., Suite 1900
          New York, NY 10017
          Telephone: (212) 983-8999
          Facsimile: (646) 693-2289


UNDISPUTED CONSTRUCTION: "Gonzalez" Suit Seeks Unpaid OT Wages
--------------------------------------------------------------
Antonio Fernando Gonzalez, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Undisputed Construction
Services LLC, and Sherlene Maxime, Defendants, Case No. 67821715
(Fla. 11th Judicial Cir., Miami Dade Cty., Feb. 12, 2018), seeks
to recover unpaid overtime wages, maximum liquidated damages and
attorneys' fees, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Gonzalez worked with the Defendants from October 2016 to
November 28, 2017.

Undisputed Construction Services specializes in home renovations
and construction in Miami, Florida.  It also provides services
for commercial properties including retail stores, restaurants,
and medical offices.  The Company's founder is Benito Paul.[BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

         Jason S. Remer, Esq.
         Brody M. Schulman, Esq.
         REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
         44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
         Miami, FL 33130
         Telephone: (305) 416-5000
         Facsimile: (305) 416-5005


UNIVERSAL AMERICAN: Faces "Young" Suit in S.D. New York
-------------------------------------------------------
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Universal American
Corp. The case is captioned as Lawrence Young, individually on
behalf of all other persons similarly situated, Plaintiff v.
Universal American Corp.; WellCare Health Plans Inc.; and
WellCare of New York, Inc., Defendants, Case No 1:18-cv-02067
(S.D.N.Y., March 7, 2018).

Universal American Corp., together with its subsidiaries,
provides health benefits to people covered by Medicare in the
United States. Universal American Corp. was founded in 1981 and
is headquartered in White Plains, New York. Universal American
Corp. operates as a subsidiary of The WellCare Management Group,
Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Bradly Gurion Marks, Esq
          THE LAW OFFICES OF BRADLY G. MARKS
          280 Park Avenue South
          New York, NY 10010
          Telephone: (646) 770-3775
          Facsimile: (212) 254-4202
          E-mail: bmarkslaw@gmail.com


UNIVERSITY SERVICES: Fails to Pay for Overtime, Hansen Claims
-------------------------------------------------------------
Kristin Hansen, on behalf of herself and all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. University Services, Inc., d/b/a
University of Massachusetts, Defendant, Case No. 18-0505C (Mass.
Cmmw., Feb. 12, 2018), seeks to recover proper minimum wages,
proper overtime compensation, service charge, and earned customer
gratuities.

Ms. Hansen worked at the Defendant's club in Boston as server
since August 2011.

University Services. Inc. is a non-profit corporation affiliated
with the University of Massachusetts. It manages and operates the
campus book stores and social clubs for the University of
Massachusetts, including the UMass Club in Boston. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Hillary Schwab, Esq.
          Brant Casavant, Esq.
          FAIR WORK, P.C.
          192 South Street, Suite 450
          Boston, MA 02111
          Telephone: (617) 607-3261
          Facsimile: (617) 488-2261
          E-mail: hillary@fairworklaw.com
                  brant@fairworklaw.com


US ASSET: Qadri Alleges Wrongful Conduct over Debt Collection
-------------------------------------------------------------
Nabeel Qadri, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. US Asset Management, Inc., Defendant, Case
No. 3:18-cv-00945-MEJ (N.D. Cal., Feb. 14, 2018), seeks to stop
the Defendant's unfair and unconscionable means to collect a
debt. The case is assigned to Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James.

US Asset Management, Inc. is a privately held company in Norwell,
MA. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Christopher Glenn Beckom, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER GLENN BECKOM
          495 East Rincon, Suite 209
          Corona, CA 92879
          Telephone: (800) 581-7030
          Facsimile: (909) 697-2251
          E-mail: cbeckom@beckomlaw.com


US NAVY: Manker Sues over Inequitable Discharge
-----------------------------------------------
Tyson Manker, on behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated, and National Veterans Council for Legal Redress, on
behalf of itself, its members, and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy,
Defendant, Case No. 3:18-cv-00372-CSH (D. Conn., March 2, 2018),
is an action against the Defendant in his capacity as Secretary
of the Navy, for failure to apply consistent standards in the
discharge upgrade review process, resulting in arbitrary and
capricious adjudications in violation of the Administrative
Procedure Act.

Plaintiff Manker is an Illinois resident, and a veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Michael J. Wishnie, Esq.
          Aaron Wenzloff, Esq.
          Michael J. Wishnie, Esq.
          VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC
          Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization
          Yale Law School
          P.O. Box 209090
          New Haven, CT 06520-9090
          Telephone: (203) 432-4800
          E-mail: michael.wishnie@ylsclinics.org

               - and -

          Susan J. Kohlmann, Esq.
          Jeremy M. Creelan, Esq.
          Jeremy H. Ershow, Esq.
          Jessica A. Martinez, Esq.
          Matthew J. Wilkins, Esq.
          JENNER & BLOCK LLP
          919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3908
          Telephone: (212) 891-1678
          E-mail: jcreelan@jenner.com


VINCENT BENOLIEL: Fails to Pay Proper Wage, "Valdes" Suit Says
--------------------------------------------------------------
Manuel A. Valdes, an individual and on behalf of himself and all
others similarly situated, Plaintiff v. Vincent Benoliel d/b/a Le
Macaron Los Angeles, Defendant, Case No. 68409184 (Fla. Cir.,
Miami Dade Cty., Feb. 23, 2018), is brought against the Defendant
for failure to pay overtime wages, minimum wage for all hours
worked within a single week, in violation of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.

Mr. Valdes was employed by the Defendant as delivery driver from
2012 to December 8, 2017.

Vincent Benoliel d/b/a Le Macaron Los Angeles is a corporation
doing business in Miami Date County, Florida. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason S. Remer, Esq.
          Brody  M. Schulman, Esq.
          REMER & GEORGES-PIERRE, PLLC
          44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
          Miami, FL 33130
          Telephone: (305) 416-5000
          Facsimile: (305) 416-5005
          E-mail: jremer@rgpattorneys.com


WAL MART TRANSPORTATION: "Luna" Suit Alleges Violation of FCRA
--------------------------------------------------------------
Leonard Luna, individually and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, Plaintiff v. Wal Mart Transportation, LLC, DOES 1-10,
inclusive, Defendants, Case No. 5:18-cv-00331-CAS-KK (C.D. Cal.,
Feb. 14, 2018), alleges violations of the Fair Credit Reporting
Act. The case is assigned to Judge Christina A. Snyder, and
referred to Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato.

Wal-Mart Transportation LLC operates as a subsidiary of Wal-Mart
Stores Inc. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Maria Adrianne De Castro, Esq.
          DESAI LAW FIRM PC
          3200 Bristol Street Suite 650
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (949) 614-5830
          Facsimile: (949) 271-4190
          E-mail: adrianne@desai-law.com

               - and -

          Aashish Y Desai, Esq.
          DESAI LAW FIRM PC
          3200 Bristol Street Suite 650
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          Telephone: (949) 614-5830
          Facsimile: (949) 271-4190
          E-mail: aashish@desai-law.com


WALT DISNEY: Removes "Padilla" Suit to C.D. California
------------------------------------------------------
The Defendants in the case of David Anthony Padilla, an
individual and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiff v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.; Disney
Worldwide Services, Inc.; Disney Entertainment Productions; The
Walt Disney Company; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide;
Does 1 through 50, Defendants, filed a notice to remove the
lawsuit from Superior Court of the State California, County of
Los Angeles (Case No. BC689172) to the U.S. District Court for
the Central District of California and assigned Case No. 2:18-cv-
01852-ODW-JPR (C.D. Cal., March 2, 2018). The case is assigned to
Judge Otis D. Wright, II, and referred to Magistrate Judge Jean
P. Rosenbluth.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. owns and operates theme
parks and resorts. Its amenities include water parks, golf
courses, merchandise and dining, entertainment, events and tours,
shops, spas and fitness centers, and sports and recreation. The
company was founded in 1971 and is based in Lake Buena Vista,
Florida. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. was formerly
known as Walt Disney World Co. and changed its name to Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. in March 2009. Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Walt
Disney Company. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Daniel Joseph Bass, Esq.
          Matthew John Matern, Esq.
          Tagore Subramaniam, Esq.
          MATERN LAW GROUP PC
          1230 Rosecrans Avenue Suite 200
          Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
          Telephone: (310) 531-1900
          Facsimile: (310) 531-1901
          E-mail: dbass@maternlawgroup.com
                  mmatern@maternlawgroup.com
                  tagore@maternlawgroup.com

The Defendants are represented by:

          Blake R Bertagna, Esq.
          Stephen L Berry, Esq.
          PAUL HASTINGS LLP
          695 Town Center Drive 17th Floor
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1924
          Telephone: (714) 668-6200
          Facsimile: (714) 979-1921
          E-mail: blakebertagna@paulhastings.com
                  stephenberry@paulhastings.com


WELLS FARGO: Herrera Sues over Refund of Unearned GAP Fees
----------------------------------------------------------
Armando Herrera; Monica Herrera; Deana Lucero; Melissa Lucas;
Vanity Arrington; Nichole Dartis; Frederick Brown; Anthony
Dillard; Janet Corpes; Terri Jones; Ria Marteins; Chaka Smith,
Shannon Gentry; Greta Carter; and Janet Atkins, individually and
on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. d/b/a Wells Fargo Dealer
Services, Inc.; Wells Fargo & Company; and Marguerite Drew,
Defendants, Case No. 8:18-cv-00332-AG-MRW (C.D. Cal., Feb. 27,
2018), is action against the Defendants for refund of unearned
fees that Plaintiffs prepaid under the Defendants' Guaranteed
Automobile Protection (GAP).

The complaint allege that Wells Fargo systematically fails to
refund unearned GAP Fees when there is an early termination of
the underlying loan or repossession of the vehicle. Specifically,
Defendants does not refund these unearned GAP Fees unless the
customer first sends a written notice of cancellation to
Defendants or its agents, even though Defendants, as the lender,
knows the loan has been paid off or the vehicle has been
repossessed, thus rendering GAP a nullity.

Instead of refunding the unearned GAP Fees or at least notifying
consumers they are entitled to a refund, Defendants sits back and
keeps the funds for itself knowing full well that consumers are
usually unaware or forget they are entitled to refund of the
unused portion of their prepaid GAP Fees when they have paid off
their loan early or had their vehicle repossessed. As a result,
Defendants is unjustly enriched because it keeps these unearned
GAP Fees for itself at the expense of the consumer.

Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc., an auto finance lender,
provides integrated financial services for consumers and dealers.
Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc. was formerly known as Wachovia
Dealer Services, Inc. and changed its name to Wells Fargo Dealer
Services, Inc. in March 2010. The company was founded in 1988 and
is based in Irvine, California with regional offices in the
United States. Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc. operates as a
subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Jason M. Frank, Esq.
          Andrew Stopler, Esq.
          Scott H. Sims, Esq.
          FRANK SIMS & STOLPER LLP
          19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 855
          Irvine, CA 92612
          Telephone: (949) 201-2400
          Facsimile: (949) 201-2405

               - and -

          Ivy T. Ngo, Esq.
          Franklin D. Azar, Esq.
          Brian Hanlin, Esq.
          FRANKLIN D.AZAR & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
          14426 East Evans Avenue
          Aurora, CO 80014
          Telephone: (303) 757-3300
          Facsimile: (303) 759-5203

               - and -

          Charles E. Shaffer, Esq.
          Daniel C. Levin, Esq.
          LEVIN SEDRAN & BERMAN
          501 Walnut Street, Suite 500
          Philadelphia, PA 19106
          Telephone: (215) 592-1500
          Facsimile: (215) 592-4663


YAZAKI NORTH: Ct. Denies w/out Prejudice Sutka's Class Cert. Bid
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Hon. Paul D. Borman denies without prejudice the Plaintiff's
Motion for Conditional Class Certification in the lawsuit
entitled TODD SUTKA, on behalf of himself and others similarly
situated v. YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA INC., Case No. 2:17-cv-10669-
PDB-SDD (E.D. Mich.).

The putative collective action is brought pursuant to the Fair
Labor Standards Act.  Mr. Sutka, who works as a Resident Engineer
for Yazaki, alleges that he and other Resident Engineers have
been improperly classified as "exempt" by Yazaki, and
consequently denied overtime pay to which they are entitled.

The proposed class is "[a]ll current and former Resident
Engineers who were employed by Yazaki at any time from March 3,
2014 to the present."

"Because the evidence in the record before the Court is
insufficient to establish that the members of Plaintiff's
proposed class are in fact similarly situated, the Court will
deny Plaintiff's Motion for Conditional Class Certification
without prejudice," Judge Borman opines.

A copy of the Opinion and Order is available at no charge at
http://d.classactionreporternewsletter.com/u?f=0VlX6DXw


ZYCH CONSTRUCTION: Fails to Pay Overtime, "Ferrari" Suit Claims
---------------------------------------------------------------
Alfredo Ferrari and Orlando Larios, individually and on behalf of
all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Zych Construction
Services Corp., d/b/a Zych Construction and Eugene Zych,
Defendants, Case No. 1:18-cv-01356-MKB-RML (E.D.N.Y., March 5,
2018), seeks to recover unpaid overtime premium, liquidated
damages, attorney's fees and costs.

Plaintiff Ferrari was hired by the Defendants as construction
worker from May 2016 to November 5, 2017.

Plaintiff Larios was employed by the Defendants as a construction
worker from May 2015 to December 26, 2017.

Zych Construction Services Corp. is a corporation organized under
the laws of the State of Delaware. The company is engaged in the
construction business. [BN]

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          C.K. Lee, Esq.
          Anne Seelig, Esq.
          LEE LITIGATION GROUP, PLLC
          30 East 39th Street, Second Floor
          New York, NY 10016
          Telephone: 212-465-1188
          Facsimile: 212-465-1181


                           Asbestos Litigation


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Columbus McKinnon Records $6.3MM Liability
-----------------------------------------------------------
Columbus McKinnon Corporation has US$6,284,000 as its asbestos-
related aggregate liability that is probable and estimable as of
December 31, 2017, according to the Company's Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarterly period ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Like many industrial manufacturers, the
Company is involved in asbestos-related litigation.  In
continually evaluating costs relating to its estimated asbestos-
related liability, the Company reviews, among other things, the
incidence of past and recent claims, the historical case
dismissal rate, the mix of the claimed illnesses and occupations
of the plaintiffs, its recent and historical resolution of the
cases, the number of cases pending against it, the status and
results of broad-based settlement discussions, and the number of
years such activity might continue.  Based on this review, the
Company has estimated its share of liability to defend and
resolve probable asbestos-related personal injury claims.  This
estimate is highly uncertain due to the limitations of the
available data and the difficulty of forecasting with any
certainty the numerous variables that can affect the range of the
liability.  The Company will continue to study the variables in
light of additional information in order to identify trends that
may become evident and to assess their impact on the range of
liability that is probable and estimable.

"Based on actuarial information, the Company has estimated its
asbestos-related aggregate liability including related legal
costs to range between US$4,000,000 and US$7,700,000 using
actuarial parameters of continued claims for a period of 37 years
from December 31, 2017.  The Company's estimation of its
asbestos-related aggregate liability that is probable and
estimable, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting
principles approximates US$6,284,000, which has been reflected as
a liability in the consolidated financial statements as of
December 31, 2017.  The recorded liability does not consider the
impact of any potential favorable federal legislation.  This
liability will fluctuate based on the uncertainty in the number
of future claims that will be filed and the cost to resolve those
claims, which may be influenced by a number of factors, including
the outcome of the ongoing broad-based settlement negotiations,
defensive strategies, and the cost to resolve claims outside the
broad-based settlement program.  Of this amount, management
expects to incur asbestos liability payments of approximately
US$2,000,000 over the next 12 months.  Because payment of the
liability is likely to extend over many years, management
believes that the potential additional costs for claims will not
have a material effect on the financial condition of the Company
or its liquidity, although the effect of any future liabilities
recorded could be material to earnings in a future period.

"The Company believes that a share of its previously incurred
asbestos-related expenses and future asbestos-related expenses
are covered by pre-existing insurance policies.  The Company has
engaged in a legal action against the insurance carriers for
those policies to recover these expenses and future costs
incurred.  When the Company resolves this legal action, it is
expected that a gain will be recorded for previously expensed
cost that is recovered.  In July 2017, the Company received a
US$1,741,000 settlement payment, net of legal fees, from one of
its insurance carriers as partial reimbursement for asbestos-
related expenses.  This partial payment has been recorded as a
gain in cost of products sold.  In February 2018, an additional
settlement payment of US$621,000 was received from another
insurance carrier as partial reimbursement for asbestos-related
expenses.  The Company is continuing its actions to recover
further past costs and to cover future costs."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-Q is available at
https://is.gd/WBMIeP


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Magnetek Has $1.1MM Liability at Dec. 31
---------------------------------------------------------
Columbus McKinnon Corporation's subsidiary, Magnetek, recorded
US$1,115,000 for asbestos-related liability as of December 31,
2017, according to the Company's Form 10-Q filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterly period ended
December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Magnetek has been named, along with multiple
other defendants, in asbestos-related lawsuits associated with
business operations previously acquired but which are no longer
owned.  During Magnetek's ownership, none of the businesses
produced or sold asbestos-containing products.  For such claims,
Magnetek is uninsured and either contractually indemnified
against liability, or contractually obligated to defend and
indemnify the purchaser of these former business operations.  The
Company aggressively seeks dismissal from these proceedings.
Based on actuarial information, the asbestos related liability
including legal costs is estimated to be approximately
US$1,115,000 which has been reflected as a liability in the
consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2017."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-Q is available at
https://is.gd/WBMIeP


ASBESTOS UPDATE: WestRock Co. Had 750 PI Lawsuits at Dec. 31
------------------------------------------------------------
WestRock Company is facing approximately 750 asbestos-related
personal injury lawsuits as of December 31, 2017, according to
the Company's Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarterly period ended December 31,
2017.

The Company states, "We have been named a defendant in asbestos-
related personal injury litigation.  To date, the costs resulting
from the litigation, including settlement costs, have not been
significant.  As of December 31, 2017, there were approximately
750 lawsuits.  We believe that we have substantial insurance
coverage, subject to applicable deductibles and policy limits,
with respect to asbestos claims.

"We have valid defenses to these asbestos-related personal injury
claims and intend to continue to defend them vigorously.  Should
the volume of litigation grow substantially, it is possible that
we could incur significant costs resolving these cases.  We do
not expect the resolution of pending litigation and proceedings
to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial
condition or liquidity.  In any given period or periods, however,
it is possible such proceedings or matters could have a material
adverse effect on our results of operations, financial condition
or cash flows."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-Q is available at
https://is.gd/0G3O5n


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Emerson Electric Had $336MM Liability at Dec.31
----------------------------------------------------------------
Emerson Electric Co. has US$336 million as liability related to
asbestos litigation at December 31, 2017, according to the
Company's Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Other long-term assets include US$132
million of asbestos-related insurance receivables."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-Q is available at
https://is.gd/vqgKur


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Appeals $13-Mil. Verdict in "Lopez" Suit
---------------------------------------------------------
A subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., has appealed a $13 million
verdict in an asbestos-related case related to the death of Mark
Lopez, according to the Company's Form 10-Q filed on February 8,
2018, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarterly period ended December 30, 2017.

The Company states, "The Hillshire Brands Company was named as a
defendant in an asbestos exposure case filed by Mark Lopez in May
2014 in the Superior Court of Alameda County, California.  Mr.
Lopez was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2014 and is now
deceased.  Mr. Lopez's family members asserted negligence,
premises liability and strict liability claims related to Mr.
Lopez's alleged asbestos exposure from 1954-1986 from the Union
Sugar plant in Betteravia, California.  The plant, which was sold
in 1986, was owned by entities that were predecessors-in-interest
to The Hillshire Brands Company.  In August 2017, the jury
returned a verdict of approximately US$13 million in favor of the
plaintiffs, and a judgment was entered.  We have appealed the
judgment."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-Q is available at
https://is.gd/Hgs5AA


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ford Motor Still Defends PI Lawsuits at Dec. 31
----------------------------------------------------------------
Ford Motor Company continues to face asbestos-related lawsuits,
according to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Asbestos was used in some brakes, clutches,
and other automotive components from the early 1900s.  Along with
other vehicle manufacturers, we have been the target of asbestos
litigation and, as a result, are a defendant in various actions
for injuries claimed to have resulted from alleged exposure to
Ford parts and other products containing asbestos.  Plaintiffs in
these personal injury cases allege various health problems as a
result of asbestos exposure, either from component parts found in
older vehicles, insulation or other asbestos products in our
facilities, or asbestos aboard our former maritime fleet.  We
believe that we are targeted more aggressively in asbestos suits
because many previously-targeted companies have filed for
bankruptcy, or emerged from bankruptcy relieved of liability for
such claims.

"Most of the asbestos litigation we face involves individuals who
claim to have worked on the brakes of our vehicles.  We are
prepared to defend these cases and believe that the scientific
evidence confirms our long-standing position that there is no
increased risk of asbestos-related disease as a result of
exposure to the type of asbestos formerly used in the brakes on
our vehicles.  The extent of our financial exposure to asbestos
litigation remains very difficult to estimate and could include
both compensatory and punitive damage awards.  The majority of
our asbestos cases do not specify a dollar amount for damages; in
many of the other cases the dollar amount specified is the
jurisdictional minimum, and the vast majority of these cases
involve multiple defendants, sometimes more than one hundred.
Many of these cases also involve multiple plaintiffs, and often
we are unable to tell from the pleadings which plaintiffs are
making claims against us (as opposed to other defendants).
Annual payout and defense costs may become significant in the
future."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/IWnc3o


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Goodyear Tire Records $167MM Liability at Dec31
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has recorded US$167 million
gross liabilities at December 31, 2017 for both asserted and
unasserted asbestos claims, inclusive of defense costs, according
to the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "We are a defendant in numerous lawsuits
alleging various asbestos-related personal injuries purported to
result from alleged exposure to asbestos in certain products
manufactured by us or present in certain of our facilities.
Typically, these lawsuits have been brought against multiple
defendants in Federal and state courts.

"In determining the estimate of our asbestos liability, we
evaluated claims over the next ten year period.  Due to the
difficulties in making these estimates, analysis based on new
data and/or changed circumstances arising in the future may
result in an increase in the recorded obligation, and that
increase may be significant.  We had recorded gross liabilities
for both asserted and unasserted asbestos claims, inclusive of
defense costs, totaling US$167 million at December 31, 2017.

"We maintain certain primary and excess insurance coverage under
coverage-in-place agreements, and also have additional excess
liability insurance with respect to asbestos liabilities.  We
record a receivable with respect to such policies when we
determine that recovery is probable and we can reasonably
estimate the amount of a particular recovery.  This determination
is based on consultation with our outside legal counsel and
taking into consideration agreements with certain of our
insurance carriers, the financial viability and legal obligations
of our insurance carriers and other relevant factors.

"As of December 31, 2017, we recorded a receivable related to
asbestos claims of US$113 million, and we expect that
approximately 70% of asbestos claim related losses would be
recoverable through insurance through the period covered by the
estimated liability.  Of this amount, US$15 million was included
in Current Assets as part of Accounts Receivable at December 31,
2017.  The recorded receivable consists of an amount we expect to
collect under coverage-in-place agreements with certain primary
and excess insurance carriers as well as an amount we believe is
probable of recovery from certain of our other excess insurance
carriers.  Although we believe these amounts are collectible
under primary and certain excess policies today, future disputes
with insurers could result in significant charges to operations."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/BILzMa


ASBESTOS UPDATE: 54,300 Claims v. Goodyear Tire Pending at Dec31
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has 54,300 pending claims as
of December 31, 2017, according to Company's Form 10-K filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "We are a defendant in numerous lawsuits
alleging various asbestos-related personal injuries purported to
result from alleged exposure to asbestos in certain products
manufactured by us or present in certain of our facilities.
Typically, these lawsuits have been brought against multiple
defendants in state and Federal courts.  To date, we have
disposed of approximately 134,700 claims by defending and
obtaining the dismissal thereof or by entering into a settlement.
The sum of our accrued asbestos-related liability and gross
payments to date, including legal costs, by us and our insurers
totaled approximately US$529 million and US$517 million through
December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/BILzMa


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Scotts Miracle-Gro Still Faces Suits at Dec. 30
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company still defends itself against
lawsuits related to asbestos-containing products, according to
the Company's Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarterly period ended December 30,
2017.

Scotts Miracle-Gro states, "The Company has been named as a
defendant in a number of cases alleging injuries that the
lawsuits claim resulted from exposure to asbestos-containing
products, apparently based on the Company's historic use of
vermiculite in certain of its products.  In many of these cases,
the complaints are not specific about the plaintiffs' contacts
with the Company or its products.  The cases vary, but complaints
in these cases generally seek unspecified monetary damages
(actual, compensatory, consequential and punitive) from multiple
defendants.  The Company believes that the claims against it are
without merit and is vigorously defending against them.  It is
not currently possible to reasonably estimate a probable loss, if
any, associated with these cases and, accordingly, no accruals
have been recorded in the Company's condensed consolidated
financial statements.  The Company is reviewing agreements and
policies that may provide insurance coverage or indemnity as to
these claims and is pursuing coverage under some of these
agreements and policies, although there can be no assurance of
the results of these efforts.  There can be no assurance that
these cases, whether as a result of adverse outcomes or as a
result of significant defense costs, will not have a material
effect on the Company's financial condition, results of
operations or cash flows."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-Q is available at
https://is.gd/aEELif


ASBESTOS UPDATE: BorgWarner Inc. Records $828.2MM Liability
-----------------------------------------------------------
BorgWarner Inc. estimates US$828.2 million liability as of
December 31, 2017 for asbestos-related claims and associated
costs through 2067, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Like many other industrial companies that
have historically operated in the United States, the Company, or
parties the Company is obligated to indemnify, continues to be
named as one of many defendants in asbestos-related personal
injury actions.  The Company has an estimated liability of
US$828.2 million as of December 31, 2017 for asbestos-related
claims and associated costs through 2067, which is the last date
by which the Company currently estimates it may have resolved all
asbestos-related claims.  The Company additionally estimates
that, as of December 31, 2017, it has aggregate insurance
coverage available in the amount of US$386.4 million to satisfy
asbestos-related claims and associated defense costs."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/sTMJBC


ASBESTOS UPDATE: BorgWarner Inc. Had 9,225 Claims at Dec. 31
------------------------------------------------------------
BorgWarner Inc. has 9,225 asbestos-related claims pending as of
December 31, 2017, according to the Company's Form 10-K filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal
year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Like many other industrial companies that
have historically operated in the United States, the Company, or
parties that the Company is obligated to indemnify, continues to
be named as one of many defendants in asbestos-related personal
injury actions.  We believe that the Company's involvement is
limited because these claims generally relate to a few types of
automotive products that were manufactured over thirty years ago
and contained encapsulated asbestos.  The nature of the fibers,
the encapsulation of the asbestos, and the manner of the
products' use all lead the Company to believe that these products
were and are highly unlikely to cause harm.  Furthermore, the
useful life of nearly all of these products expired many years
ago.

"The Company vigorously defends against these claims, and has
obtained the dismissal of the majority of the claims asserted
against it without any payment.  The Company likewise expects
that no payment will be made by the Company or its insurers in
the vast majority of current and future asbestos-related claims
in which it has been or will be named (or has an obligation to
indemnify a party which has been or will be named).

"Through December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company
incurred US$528.7 million and US$477.7 million, respectively, in
indemnity (including settlement payments) and defense costs in
connection with asbestos-related claims.  During 2017 and 2016,
the Company paid US$51.7 million and US$45.3 million,
respectively, in indemnity and related defense costs in
connection with asbestos-related claims.  These gross payments
are before tax benefits and any insurance receipts.  Indemnity
and defense costs are incorporated into the Company's operating
cash flows and will continue to be in the future."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/sTMJBC


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Union Pacific Has US$99MM Liability at Dec. 31
---------------------------------------------------------------
Union Pacific Corporation has US$99 million liability for
asbestos matters at December 31, 2017, according to the Company's
Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "We are a defendant in a number of lawsuits
in which current and former employees and other parties allege
exposure to asbestos.  We assess our potential liability using a
statistical analysis of resolution costs for asbestos-related
claims.  This liability is updated annually and excludes future
defense and processing costs.  The liability for resolving both
asserted and unasserted claims was based on the following
assumptions:

   * The ratio of future claims by alleged disease would be
consistent with historical averages adjusted for inflation.

   * The number of claims filed against us will decline each
year.

   * The average settlement values for asserted and unasserted
claims will be equivalent to historical averages.

   * The percentage of claims dismissed in the future will be
equivalent to historical averages.

"Our liability for asbestos-related claims is not discounted to
present value due to the uncertainty surrounding the timing of
future payments.  Approximately 16% of the recorded liability
related to asserted claims and approximately 84% related to
unasserted claims at December 31, 2017.  Because of the
uncertainty surrounding the ultimate outcome of asbestos-related
claims, it is reasonably possible that future costs to settle
these claims may range from approximately US$99 million to US$105
million.  We record an accrual at the low end of the range as no
amount of loss within the range is more probable than any other.

"In conjunction with the liability update performed in 2017, we
also reassessed our estimated insurance recoveries.  We have
recognized an asset for estimated insurance recoveries at
December 31, 2017, and 2016.  The amounts recorded for asbestos-
related liabilities and related insurance recoveries were based
on currently known facts.  However, future events, such as the
number of new claims filed each year, average settlement costs,
and insurance coverage issues, could cause the actual costs and
insurance recoveries to be higher or lower than the projected
amounts.  Estimates also may vary in the future if strategies,
activities, and outcomes of asbestos litigation materially
change; federal and state laws governing asbestos litigation
increase or decrease the probability or amount of compensation of
claimants; and there are material changes with respect to
payments made to claimants by other defendants."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/7jNy7E


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Union Pacific Has 789 Claims Pending at Dec. 31
----------------------------------------------------------------
Union Pacific Corporation has 789 open claims related to asbestos
matters at December 31, 2017, according to the Company's Form 10-
K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "We estimate a liability for asserted and
unasserted asbestos-related claims based on an assessment of the
number and value of those claims.  We use a statistical analysis
to assist us in properly measuring our potential liability.  Our
liability for asbestos-related claims is not discounted to
present value due to the uncertainty surrounding the timing of
future payments.  Legal fees and incidental costs are expensed as
incurred."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/7jNy7E


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Exelon Generation Had $78MM Liability at Dec.31
----------------------------------------------------------------
Exelon Generation Company, LLC estimated US$78 million liability
for asbestos-related matters at December 31, 2017, according to
the Company's Form 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

The Company states, "Generation maintains estimated liabilities
for claims associated with asbestos-related personal injury
actions in certain facilities that are currently owned by
Generation or were previously owned by ComEd and PECO.  The
estimated liabilities are recorded on an undiscounted basis and
exclude the estimated legal costs associated with handling these
matters, which could be material.

"At December 31, 2017 and 2016, Generation had recorded estimated
liabilities of approximately US$78 million and US$83 million,
respectively, in total for asbestos-related bodily injury claims.
As of December 31, 2017, approximately US$21 million of this
amount related to 230 open claims presented to Generation, while
the remaining US$57 million is for estimated future asbestos-
related bodily injury claims anticipated to arise through 2050,
based on actuarial assumptions and analyses, which are updated on
an annual basis.  On a quarterly basis, Generation monitors
actual experience against the number of forecasted claims to be
received and expected claim payments and evaluates whether
adjustments to the estimated liabilities are necessary.

"On November 22, 2013, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held
that the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act does not apply to
an employee's disability or death resulting from occupational
disease, such as diseases related to asbestos exposure, which
manifests more than 300 weeks after the employee's last
employment-based exposure, and that therefore the exclusivity
provision of the Act does not preclude such employee from suing
his or her employer in court.  The Supreme Court's ruling
reverses previous rulings by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
precluding current and former employees from suing their
employers in court, despite the fact that the same employee was
not eligible for workers compensation benefits for diseases that
manifest more than 300 weeks after the employee's last
employment-based exposure to asbestos.  Since the Pennsylvania
Supreme Court's ruling in November 2013, Exelon, Generation, and
PECO have experienced an increase in asbestos-related personal
injury claims brought by former PECO employees, all of which have
been accrued for on a claim by claim basis.  Those additional
claims are taken into account in projecting estimated future
asbestos-related bodily injury claims.

"On November 4, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court found that the
provisions of the Illinois' Workers' Compensation Act and the
Workers' Occupational Diseases Act barred an employee from
bringing a direct civil action against an employer for latent
diseases, including asbestos-related diseases that fall outside
the 25-year limit of the statute of repose.  The Illinois Supreme
Court's ruling reversed previous rulings by the Illinois Court of
Appeals, which initially ruled that the Illinois Worker's
Compensation law should not apply in cases where the diagnosis of
an asbestos related disease occurred after the 25-year maximum
time period for filing a Worker's Compensation claim.  As a
result of this ruling, Exelon, Generation, and ComEd have not
recorded an increase to the asbestos-related bodily injury
liability as of December 31, 2017.

"There is a reasonable possibility that Exelon may have
additional exposure to estimated future asbestos-related bodily
injury claims in excess of the amount accrued and the increases
could have a material unfavorable impact on Exelon's,
Generation's and PECO's financial conditions, results of
operations and cash flows."

A full-text copy of the Form 10-K is available at
https://is.gd/oO5U5m


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Court Dismisses "Filer" Asbestos PI Suit
---------------------------------------------------------
Judge Charles R. Breyer of U.S. District Court for the Northern
District California has issued an order granting Plaintiff's
dismissal of entire action, without prejudice, and dismissing all
claims against all Defendants named in the case captioned David
Filer, Plaintiff, v. Foster Wheeler LLC (fka Foster Wheeler
Corporation), et al., Defendants, No. 3:12-cv-00514-CRB, (N.D.
Cal.).

A full-text copy of the Order dated March 16, 2018, is available
at https://tinyurl.com/y8urfutc from Leagle.com.

David Filer, Plaintiff, represented by David R. Donadio , Brayton
Purcell LLP, Alan R. Brayton , Brayton Purcell LLP & Kimberly Joy
Wai Jun Chu , Brayton Purcell LLP.

General Electric Company, Defendant, represented by Alexander
Julian Alpert -- aalpert@wfbm.com -- WFBM, LLP & Derek S. Johnson
-- djohnson@wfbm.com -- WFBM, LLP dba Walsworth.

Honeywell International Inc., Defendant, represented by Kristine
Elizabeth Kruger -- KKruger@perkinscoie.com -- Perkins Coie LLP.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: PI Claims vs. GE Dismissed in "Airey"
------------------------------------------------------
Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Mississippi has dismissed with prejudice
General Electric Company from the claims of Plaintiffs in the
case styled Beatrice H. Airey, Individually and on Behalf of the
Estate and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Albert J. Airey,
Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., et al.,
Defendants, Cause No. 1:16-cv-00317-LG-RHW, (S.D. Miss.).

A full-text copy of the Agreed Order dated March 15, 2018, is
available at https://tinyurl.com/ybco4l69 from Leagle.com.

Beatrice H. Airey, Individually and on behalf of the Estate and
Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Albert J. Airey, Deceased,
Plaintiff, represented by James L. Farragut, III , FARRAGUT LAW
FIRM, PLLC.

Foster Wheeler, LLC, Defendant, represented by Thomas E. Vaughn ,
VAUGHN & BOWDEN, PA.

Air & Liquid Systmes Corp., as Successor-by-merger to Buffalo
Pumps, Inc., Defendant, represented by Jeffrey P. Hubbard --
hubbard@hubbardmitchell.com -- HUBBARD, MITCHELL, WILLIAMS &
STRAIN, PLLC & Bradley R. McDill -- mcdill@hubbardmitchell.com --
HUBBARD, MITCHELL, WILLIAMS & STRAIN, PLLC.

CBS Corp., formerly known as Viacom, Inc. Successor-by-merger
with CBS Corp. fka Westinghouse Electric Corp., Defendant,
represented by Rose Marie Wade -- rmwade@ewhlaw.com -- EVERT
WEATHERSBY HOUFF.

3M Company, formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing
Company, Defendant, represented by J. William Manuel --
wmanuel@bradley.com -- BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS, LLP & Mary
Clay W. Morgan -- rnicholson@bradley.com -- BRADLEY ARANT BOULT
CUMMINGS, LLP.

IMO Industries, Inc., Defendant, represented by Claire W. Ketner
-- cketner@brunini.com -- BRUNINI, GRANTHAM, GROWER & HEWES.

Gardner Denver Nash, LLC, as successor by acquisition to Nash
Elmo Industries LLC fka Nash Engineering Co., Defendant,
represented by Paul D. Palermo -- ppalermo@bluewilliams.com --
BLUE WILLIAMS, LLP.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Defendant, represented by David
A. Barfield -- dbarfield@pbhfirm.com -- PETTIS, BARFIELD &
HESTER, PA.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: US Trade Deal Could Up Asbestos Products in UK
---------------------------------------------------------------
Lizzy Buchan of The Independent reported that a post-Brexit trade
deal with the US could raise the threat of products containing
deadly asbestos entering the UK, ministers have been warned.

Britain currently has a total ban on the importation and sale of
asbestos-containing products, as exposure to the toxic substance
can cause mesothelioma -- a form of lung cancer.

However, critics have warned that Theresa May's wish to secure
lucrative trade deals with Donald Trump could see the UK lowering
standards, as American regulations allow use of products
containing up to 1 per cent asbestos -- such as roofing materials
and certain car parts, like brake lining.

President Trump's bullish attitude to American interests has set
him on a collision course with Europe over his plans to slap
punishing tariffs on steel imports, and it could also see him
take a hard line on deals with the UK, a trade expert also said.

It follows a string of warnings that chlorine-washed
chicken could flood UK markets as a price for positive trade
deals, although Environment Secretary Michael Gove has insisted
standards will not be watered down.

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, a supporter of the pro-EU
Open Britain campaign, said: "Theresa May is desperate to sign up
to a trade deal with Donald Trump.

"Much of the likely cost of such a deal -- like forcing chicken
washed in chlorine and hormone-fed beef on to our shelves -- are
already known, but the risk we could see asbestos contaminated
products come back on to the UK market is not.

"We all know Donald Trump does not take prisoners when it comes
to trade deals. If he decides that asbestos-contaminated products
must be included in a deal, he will not give way.

"US asbestos use has fallen dramatically, but there is still no
national ban, and any asbestos poses a threat to human health."

Britain has a poor record on mesothelioma due to its industrial
past, where asbestos was widely used in shipbuilding and
construction.

It was completely banned in 1999 and the EU has also forced the
UK to tighten its laws on handling asbestos, such as its removal
from old buildings.

In the US, the Environment Protection Agency allows the use of
certain products containing asbestos and while the US no longer
mines the substance, it does import the raw material.

Alison Cook, director of policy at the British Lung Foundation,
said: "This devastating disease is preventable, and the dangers
of asbestos are well known. We should do everything we can to
limit our exposure to this toxic substance."

Bringing in products from the US that fall below EU standards
could create complications over trade with the bloc, said Angus
MacNeil, SNP chair of the International Trade Committee.

He told The Independent: "To have a trade deal, if these parts
were to be included, would expose us to further doors slammed
shut from Europe.

"Over and above the immediate health aspects, to have a door
further slammed shut from Europe would be highly
counterproductive."

He added: "If there are things being used in the UK that are not
compliant with European standards, that will cause loads of
border checks, loads of slowing up and loads of problems.

"These are the trade deals of political dreamers, as opposed to
the trade deals of practical traders."

Dr Marc-William Palen, a trade historian from Exeter University,
said Mr Trump had been true to his word on overhauling the global
trade system and the Government's "Global Britain" plans for life
after Brexit were going to be a "tough sell" to the US President.

"We are seeing with this Trump protectionism, the way he's
threatening to go after Nafta (North American Free Trade
Agreement) -- two of America's closest allies and largest trading
partners -- you could read into that somewhat what it might mean
for post-Brexit UK-US negotiations at least," he told The
Independent.

"I would expect a similar hard line, almost predatory approach
the way that Trump has been taking to the Nafta partners as a
possibility."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Culloden Man Fights Asbestos-Linked Cancer
-----------------------------------------------------------
Janet Boyle of The Sunday Post reported that Nigel Shaddick
clocks up bike runs of up to 60 miles a day in the Scottish
countryside.

He is being helped in his fight against the lethal asbestos-
linked mesothelioma lung cancer with a new drug trial being
carried out at Edinburgh University.

To date, his scans have shown that his cancer is receding.
Doctors are amazed at his response and cite his cycling as a
"very helpful" in his fight against his tumour.

Nigel, 50, from Culloden, near Inverness, was diagnosed 16 months
ago after completing an Iron Man challenge and run/swim event in
Loch Ness.

"I felt a bit more tired than usual and struggled to breathe
during the swim," he said. "So I thought I had overstretched
myself. But my GP organised an x-ray and the cancer was revealed.

"Evidence suggests survival of more than a year is poor. The
doctors at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness were shocked I had
mesotheliomoa at just 49.

"I have the fitness of a 22-year-old through cycling and
swimming.

"The medics sent my biopsy sample round Scotland for double-
checking.

"Sadly, the mesothelioma was confirmed. What's more, I can't
remember coming into contact with lethal asbestos, which causes
it.

"I was desperate to live and asked to get on to a drug trial.
It's what I would advise anyone else to do. My scans show the
tumour receding and I believe the drugs and cycling have kept me
alive."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Dam Reopens After 13-Tonne Asbestos Removed
------------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Zautsen of Daily Telegraph reported that the the scenic
18th Street viewing platform at Warragamba Dam has been reopened
after 13 tonnes of material containing asbestos was removed from
the site.

The viewing platform was closed several years ago after the
asbestos was found on the 10ha site.

Sydney Water portfolio manager Grant May said the asbestos had
been cleared and was delighted to reopen the platform so
residents and visitors could once again enjoy the view.

"The removal of the hazardous materials and remediation of the
site was complex and this was why we had to close the viewing
platform," he said.

"It was imperative that we didn't reopen the platform until all
health and safety and environmental checks had been completed,
fully tested and approved.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Urgent Asbestos Problems in Flemish Schools
------------------------------------------------------------
The Brussels Times reported that last year, the minister had an
asbestos inventory carried out in 300 schools. It showed that 20
of the schools had an "urgent" problem in this regard.

It now appears, in updated figures presented by the minister,
that the problem is much broader, with 69 institutions involved.
The Public Waste Company of the Flemish Region (OVAM) has sent
two letters to all schools and instructed them to deal with the
problem. But, according to MEP Johan Danen, only about one-third
of the schools responded.

Many Flemish schools are located in buildings that still contain
asbestos in slate facades or around central heating pipes, which
is dangerous in case of damage to the equipment. Asbestos related
to a worn pipe resulted in the evacuation of Xaverius college in
Borgerhout.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Popcorn Ceilings Source of Asbestos
----------------------------------------------------
Jenna Bourne of Action News Jax reported that we now know the
source of the asbestos found in a Jacksonville high-rise, and
it's something that could be in your living room right now.

After a fire displaced about 200 people in HUD-subsidized high-
rise Jacksonville Townhouse Apartments on Philips Highway,
contractors found asbestos in the building.

Through a public records request, Action News Jax got hold of a
letter from an industrial hygienist, who reveals the source of
the asbestos inside the building was the popcorn ceilings.

"You lay down, and you go to bed and you're looking up and . . .
I don't know how many times I've thought about the popcorn
ceilings," said Dawn Richey, who moved back into her unit on the
6th floor less than two weeks ago.

The letter from J.S. Held said a contractor removed asbestos in
the community room, laundry room and 27 units on the 1st through
sixth floors.

When the letter was written, on Feb. 1, the asbestos on the
seventh floor still had not been removed.

Tenants have since moved back in.

Cambridge Management has not responded to Action News Jax's
questions about which specific units on the seventh floor had
asbestos removed.

The eighth floor, where the fire was caused by a heating and A/C
unit, is still off limits until asbestos abatement is complete.
No asbestos removal was required on the ninth and 10th floors.
Richey's unit was not on the list of places where asbestos had to
be removed.

"Praise the Lord," said Richey.

Multiple asbestos contractors tell Action News Jax, that if your
home was built in the 1980s or earlier, it's common for popcorn
ceiling texture to contain asbestos.

"That doesn't mean that some of that material, as it's starting
to take off the shelf, may not have been used in buildings even
in the early '90s," said Atlas Inspections & Construction
Consulting owner Jim Cocuzza.

If you have popcorn ceilings that you suspect may contain
asbestos, don't try to remove it yourself, because asbestos
becomes dangerous when disturbed; Cocuzza said your best bet is
to get it tested professionally.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Removal Being Safely Carried Out
----------------------------------------------------------
Eva Kolimar of St. George and Sutherland Shire Leader reported
that Telstra has assured the Caringbah community that work being
done to remove asbestos from a site near a primary school is
being carried out safely.

A resident contacted the Leader with concerns about the site on
Cawarra Road near Caringbah North Public School.

He said work was being done during peak drop-off and pick-up
times, and that it appeared the site was not properly protected
from pedestrians.

A Telstra spokesperson says there is no risk to public safety
with the preparatory work.

"Our testing showed it was highly unlikely there was any
contaminated soil around the pit," she said.

"But we adhere to strict safety procedures to ensure that if any
contaminated matter is found it is removed properly and safely.
"Works will commence to remove the pit in accordance with
Telstra's strict asbestos management practices by licensed
contractors."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Aging High School Needs Monitoring for Asbestos
----------------------------------------------------------------
Joseph Tunney of CBC.ca reported that Saint John High School will
have to step up efforts to monitor and control asbestos in its
walls and ceilings as the old building ages, says a
WorkSafeNB official.

A 2016 asbestos assessment found 138 rooms with traces of the
mineral to varying degrees, according to health and safety
reports obtained by CBC News through a right to information
request.
The cancer-causing material, commonly used in construction before
the 1970s, has to be microscopic to be dangerous when
inhaled, said Richard Blais, WorkSafeNB's chief compliance
officer.

"If there's material containing asbestos in the building and that
material is in good condition, then the risk of exposure would be
very minimal," Blais said.

Asbestos is everywhere and you'd better get used to it, inspector
says.

"But what happens, of course, in buildings is that repairs,
maintenance, damage can occur, which can dislodge the asbestos
within these products. That's when the concern comes in."

The high school building at Canterbury and Duke streets opened in
1932 and acquired a new wing in the early 1960s, before asbestos
was c Blais said any asbestos considered dangerous would have
been removed immediately from the high school.

In some areas, the asbestos identified in the assessment was
found to be contained, and little or no action was required.

But some high-traffic areas, including a locker room, demanded
immediate attention, Blais said.

Deterioration as the school ages will only help asbestos surface
and become airborne, he said.

"There's different ways to mitigate that. You can remove it. You
can encapsulate it."

Management plan

The key to preventing problems is to design and follow a thorough
asbestos management plan, which would include constant
monitoring, he said.

Kelly Cormier, a spokesperson with the Department of Education,
said asbestos management programs were established in all school
districts in the 2003-04 school year.

The department allocates a minimum of $200,000 annually for
asbestos remediation.

Both the Anglophone South School District and the education
department say the Saint John schools they run are safe.

"As a government, we have a responsibility to ensure all students
and staff can learn and work in safe and healthy schools,"
Cormier wrote in an email.

She said inspections carried out in the fall of 2017 by
WorkSafeNB confirmed an acceptable level of asbestos-containing
materials in all four of the city's high schools, with no risk to
either students or staff.

"The reality is, any old building could have asbestos," said John
MacDonald, director of finance for the district.

"Anything considered pliable, that could have become airborne,
would have been removed at that time."

Blais said, looking at the Saint John High report, it's hard to
tell if the asbestos that was discovered would be fine enough to
be considered a health risk.

"The risk should be very, very low," he said.

"That doesn't mean there isn't going to be deterioration, but
that's the whole point of continuous inspection, repair and
monitoring."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos, Contaminants Present in Vacant Schools
-----------------------------------------------------------------
The Telegram reported that tender documents prepared for would-be
bidders on three landmark former St. John's schools show the
extent of the asbestos and other contaminants in the structures.
Booth Memorial -- a former high school in the city centre -- is a
63,000-square-foot structure on 3.79 acres of land and was
constructed between 1950-68, according to the tender document.

Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Ltd. found the building to contain
friable (easily reduced to dust or powder and therefore more
likely to release airborne fibres) and non-friable asbestos-
containing material, lead acid batteries in the emergency
lighting system, lead-containing solder on copper pipe fittings
and lead caulking, as well as ozone-destroying substances in
refrigeration equipment.

Asbestos was found in typical places -- including pipe wrapping
and components and a variety of ceiling and floor tiles. All
asbestos-related materials were rated on whether they were in
good, fair or poor condition, with most in either a good or fair
state of repair.

As well, based on sampling results, it was advised the drywall in
the school should be managed as asbestos-containing material.
Water-damaged drywall and water-stained ceiling tiles could be a
potential source of mold.

Nearby Bishops College on Pennywell Road is an 80,000-square-foot
structure built between 1959-64. The property consists of 3.31
acres.

It too was found to contain friable and non-friable asbestos.
The environmental report on the school suggests all plaster
finishes are to be treated as asbestos-containing materials, as
are vinyl floor tiles, and gaskets on mechanical equipment. Among
other things, mechanical insulation was found to have friable
asbestos.

"The presence of materials containing asbestos will require safe
handling and working procedures for any renovation or
construction related activities," the report states. "These
materials will require special packaging and disposal at an
approved waste facility. Plans and specifications should be
developed for the handling, worker protection requirements,
packaging and disposal of all identified asbestos products."

In most situations, the items containing or suspected of
containing asbestos were found to be in good or fair condition.
MacPherson Elementary on Newtown Road consists of a 49,989-
square-foot building and 2.23 acres of land.

It dates back to 1948.

Besides friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials,
lead acid batteries in emergency light fixtures, lead containing
solder on copper pipe fittings and lead caulking, it also has
ozone-depleting substances.

In addition, the former school building has an apparent rodent
infestation, as droppings were found throughout the ceiling
spaces.

There is also potential for mold from water damage in a few
spots.
The tenders close March 28.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Study Finds Asbestos in Makeup Marketed to Teens
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Erica Garner of Big Country Homepage reported that tests
performed by a consumer watchdog group found asbestos in three
products marketed to children by the makeup company Claire's,
several weeks after the company pulled products from shelves
following customer complaints.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), a non-profit
group, says it commissioned tests of 15 makeup products
containing talc from an "accredited laboratory," including four
from Claire's. Three of the Claire's products were found to
contain "high levels of asbestos," the group said. Talc is a
material commonly found in makeup products and can be
contaminated with asbestos, according to the Food and Drug
Administration.

In a statement, Claire's told CBS News it "categorically denies"
the test results, calling the laboratory's methods "obsolete and
unreliable." The company said it has conducted its own "extensive
testing" and found "that Claire's products are asbestos-free and
comply with all relevant safety regulations." PIRG said it stands
by the testing procedure, calling Claire's critiques "misinformed
at best."

The company added: "All our powder-based cosmetics use the same
base formulation, utilizing Merck certified asbestos-free talc,
which is the same talc used in other well-known cosmetic brands."

In December, Claire's pulled several items marketed to children
from store shelves after independent lab tests found evidence of
asbestos contamination. The company later said that initial tests
of its own detected no asbestos in the products.

In an interview on CBSN Tuesday, U.S. PIRG president Faye Park
said the group decided to do another round of testing because "we
as consumers should be able to trust that the products that we
buy are safe, especially those we're giving to our kids and are
specifically marketed to teenagers and pre-teens."
She continued, "Given that we know that those products in
December tested positive for asbestos, but Claire's said that
they weren't, we thought it was prudent to go ahead and do some
additional testing."

Park said she recommends parents "play it safe and stay away from
cosmetics that are powdery, shimmery or sparkly. Those are the
products that tend to use talc as a main ingredient, and it's the
talc that can be contaminated with asbestos."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Projects to Remove Carcinogen From Campus
----------------------------------------------------------
Amanda H. Cronin of Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
reported that as seen in warning signs that have been posted on
various buildings, Cornell has been working on a series of
asbestos abatement projects on campus.

Recently, black and red signs on the exterior of Rand Hall and
Balch Hall advised the entry of "authorized personnel only" and
the wearing of "respiratory protection and protective clothing,"
warning that asbestos can cause cancer and lung damage.

Since February, one Rand Hall sign was removed while signs on
Balch Hall entry doorways remain.

Tim Fitzpatrick, director of occupational health and safety at
Cornell, told The Sun in a statement that asbestos abatement
projects "occur on an ongoing basis" at the University. He said
the only current active abatement project is occurring at the
Cornell Dairy facility in Hartford, New York.

Asbestos has been used in many building materials since World War
II, including in ceiling tiles, pipes, walls, thermal insulation
and other structures, according to the National Cancer Institute.
However, asbestos is only harmful when the small fibers are
airborne and can be breathed in and get stuck in the lung tissue.
So even though many buildings contain it, the risk of coming into
contact with it is low unless the building materials are
disturbed.

It was not until the 1980s that health professionals identified
its carcinogenic and lethal effects on the respiratory system.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Asbestos
Hazard Emergency Response Act, passed in 1986, requires all
schools and public facilities to routinely test asbestos levels
and provide procedural guidelines for asbestos handling and
removal.

When interviewed by The Sun in late February, some students
expressed concern about the projects that are currently ongoing
to tackle asbestos removal on campus.

Catherine Wei '20, a resident advisor in Balch Hall, told The Sun
that she was concerned when she was not alerted when in January,
her unit vending machine room was undergoing asbestos removal.

"As an RA, a main part of my job is making sure that residents
feel comfortable and safe living in their dorms," Wei said. "I
think there should be a better policy or notification system for
RAs to be informed about asbestos removal so that they are able
to address any concerns from residents or parents."

Savanna Lim '21, Student Assembly freshman representative and
resident of Balch Hall, shared her unease too.

"It doesn't surprise me that we have a problem like this, since
Balch was constructed almost 100 years ago, but I am surprised
that I wasn't informed of this in an email," Lim said. "I am
concerned for the health and safety of our residents."

Asbestos has been incorporated into construction materials on
campus since workers broke ground on the first University
buildings in the late 1800s.
However, according to Frank Parish, Rand Hall Unit Facility
Director, there is no reason for concern.

"Cornell takes this very seriously." Parish said. "Before a
project begins, we do a thorough study of the materials that we
will be touching and we have to test them to see if any of them
are asbestos-containing. If they are, we actually hire companies
to abate the asbestos and lead paint."

Parish said that Sunstream, the contracted company in charge of
asbestos removal in Rand Hall, follows a very careful procedure.

"They come in and they encapsulate the room, know all the laws
and testing procedures around getting rid of it," Parish said.
"And they issue a report and everything."

The company even monitors the surrounding areas during removal so
that in the case some particles slip out, they can detect and
address the problem.
Cornell has its own Asbestos Management Program that includes an
annual abatement plan and steps to address incidental disturbance
of asbestos-containing materials, according to Cornell's
Environmental Health and Safety website.

Regarding notification of building users or residents,
Fitzpatrick told The Sun that signs can be used for "larger
jobs."

"The NYS Department of Labor is notified prior to conducting
asbestos abatement," he wrote in a statement. "Larger jobs
require notifying building occupants. Notification to building
occupants is done by placing signage on building entrances."

Wei said she would prefer a different medium of notification.

"I think there should be a better policy or notification system
for RAs to be informed about asbestos removal," Wei said. "That
way, they are able to address any concerns from residents or
parents."

According to The Sun archive, Cornell has been actively
addressing asbestos-producing disturbances for a long time. An
article from Dec. 4, 1980 details asbestos removal efforts in the
A. D. White Library in Uris Library and on the sixth floor of
Mary Donlon Hall.

Parish said asbestos abatement projects can take a long time
because the goal is to remove all asbestos from building
materials.

"So basically asbestos is everywhere," Parish said. "In the tiles
you're walking on, the walls . . . This takes forever because
most of the buildings are old."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: "Dirty Laundry" Documentary Unravels Asbestos
--------------------------------------------------------------
Matt Mauney of Asbestos.com reported that in the new 75-minute
documentary "Dirty Laundry," filmmakers and cousins Conor B.
Lewis and Zack Johnson embark on a 4,200-mile cycling journey
from Astoria, Oregon, to New York City.

The reason: To better understand mesothelioma, the asbestos-
related cancer that took the life of their grandmother, Iva
Lewis.

"Dirty Laundry" tells Iva's story through a series of interviews
with family members, doctors and researchers.

On the 78-day bike ride, the cousins make stops in Libby,
Montana, and Ambler, Pennsylvania -- two of the most notorious
EPA Superfund sites for asbestos cleanup. Conor and Johnson also
stop in their grandmother's hometown of Roxana, Illinois.

Originally beginning as a personal tale of Iva's life and sudden
death, it turned into an in-depth documentary about asbestos
exposure and mesothelioma.

"We learned that there's this network of people in the
mesothelioma community that all seem to know each other,"
producer Bryan Lemon told Asbestos.com.

"Conor and Zack were able to get in touch with a lot of other
people that have been affected by this cancer and get a better
picture of what this disease is."

Lemon, a college friend of Conor, didn't join the cousins for the
cycling trip. But he talked to them nearly every day and later
combed through hours upon hours of footage.

As someone with very little prior knowledge of the asbestos-
related cancer, the editing process was an eye-opening experience
for Lemon.

"We've been really humbled by everyone we spoke with for this
project and were driven by their excitement, honesty and
openness," Lemon said. "We had terabytes of interviews, and I
wish we could include it all."

"Dirty Laundry" will premiere at the San Luis Obispo
International Film Festival in California, with additional
showings. The film has also been accepted into the Kansas City
Film Festival in April.

Telling Iva's Story

Iva Lewis was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma on July 18,
2012. She died a few months later.

In 2016, Conor and Johnson decided to devote the next two years
to creating a film that honored their grandmother and chronicled
how she was exposed to asbestos.

Iva's husband worked as a pipe insulator for Shell Oil Refinery
in Roxana for more than 30 years. Iva would wash his dirty work
clothes, which were often covered in asbestos dust.

The documentary's title carries a double meaning, as it also
speaks to the corporate greed and negligence that led to Iva's
asbestos exposure and the exposure of so many others.

The project started as a 50-50 mix: Part bike ride adventure
across America and part about asbestos and mesothelioma, which
would focus on Iva.

"Throughout the 78 days, the most interesting part wasn't that
[Conor and Johnson] rode their bike across the country, but that
they met so many people affected by asbestos exposure along the
way," Lemon said. "I remember one night on the phone where Conor
was barely able to express how he was able to talk to some of
these people, realizing the pain that asbestos has caused them."

An estimated 12,000-15,000 Americans die each year from asbestos-
related diseases, according to the Environmental Working Group
Action Fund. And while asbestos is more regulated than it was
decades ago, use of the carcinogen remains legal in the U.S.

Breaking the Cultural Stereotypes of Mesothelioma

Everyone involved with the project had a similar view of asbestos
and mesothelioma before filming began.

"My understanding of what this cancer is was limited to late-
night TV infomercials," Lemon said. "That's the only cultural
context I had."

Together, Lemon and the cousins were able to shed light on the
dangers of asbestos exposure and tell the heartbreaking stories
of those affected -- something Lemon believes has never been done
in a full-length feature documentary.

"The most difficult part for me was internalizing all that stuff
and using it as momentum to keep moving forward," he said.
Asbestos is often used as a punch line in popular culture, as
made evident with the recent Snickers ad that ran in the 2018
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

Lemon and the other filmmakers hope their movie can be used as a
talking point to show that asbestos exposure is a real issue and
mesothelioma is a real disease that affects thousands of people.

"My hope is that we can laugh at a joke like Snickers and Sports
Illustrated made, but understand by laughing at that joke we're
missing out on what exactly that joke means," Lemon said. "That's
the connotation we have in our culture and a great example of
where our culture is today. I hope we can put a face to the name
instead of a silly ad on the back of [Sports Illustrated]."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: More Asbestos Found in 24 Sussex Residence
-----------------------------------------------------------
Catharine Tunney of CBC.ca reported that the prime minister's
official residence has more asbestos in it than previously
thought, according to a third-party review.

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved into government, he
opted not to move his family into 24 Sussex -- instead
choosing Rideau Cottage over the drafty and deteriorating
official residence that was his childhood home.

Seizing on the empty home, the National Capital Commission -- the
Crown corporation responsible for 24 Sussex's upkeep -- hired
consultants to poke and prod the Confederation-era building ahead
of any hoped-for renovations.

In 2015, the engineering firm Exp Services Inc. sent its
investigators into the grounds' main building, the pool house and
the neighbouring RCMP building to survey for hazardous materials,
including asbestos and lead paint.

The Exp specialists drilled into the plaster 15 times with a
vacuum to extract samples. They were given past asbestos reports
on the home as a starting point -- but they noticed an error.

"Previous reporting identified the plaster within the building as
being non-asbestos. However, sampling programs completed as part
of the building assessment have demonstrated that grey coarse
plaster within the building is asbestos-containing," reads the
report, obtained by CBC News through the Access to Information
Act.

Asbestos has been condemned by the World Health Organization as a
health threat and the once-common fireproofing material is now
banned in some 50 countries around the world.

Canada was once a leading world supplier of the carcinogenic
mineral. It's linked to mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that
can develop in the lining of the lungs as a result of inhaling
asbestos dust and fibres.

The stone mansion's grey plaster "forms the majority of the
walls/ceilings" of the main building, notes the report.
Inspectors found that while the building's white plaster didn't
contain asbestos, they felt it couldn't be easily separated from
the contaminated plaster.

Plaster in good condition

On the plus side, the plaster was in good condition and the
engineering team said the walls could be left as long as 24
Sussex is simply re-occupied or maintained as-is.

"However, in the event that the building is to be renovated, it
is recommended that the plaster be removed," said the report.
Laura Lozanski, an occupational health and safety officer with
the Canadian Association of University Teachers, said asbestos in
plaster -- especially in older homes -- can be easily disturbed
by rubbing up against it or drilling a hole into it, which
can release toxic fibres.

"Once the fibres are disturbed they go into the air and that's
how we either breathe them in or ingest them. So we always have
quite serious concerns," said Lozanski, who has become one of
Canada's most active asbestos educators.

"I'm going to assume this plaster is old . . . It's probably been
releasing fibres from time to time over the years."
Lozanski said being exposed to asbestos doesn't automatically
lead to an asbestos-related disease.

"But if you have been exposed, the risk is there," she said.
Previous inspections of 24 Sussex had unearthed asbestos in the
home's drywall and in the pipe insulation.

The Exp report noted that no asbestos has been removed from the
building since 2011, when a team pulled vermiculite asbestos from
one of the home's rooms.

Lozanski said the risk isn't borne only by the families that have
lived at 24 Sussex, but also by any staffers or construction
workers who have spent time in the residence.

That's why the Public Service Alliance of Canada has been pushing
the federal government to create a national registry of public
buildings that contain asbestos.

"This registry must not only pinpoint buildings, but exactly
where asbestos is hiding inside," said PSAC President Robyn
Benson.

Exp referred all questions about 24 Sussex to the NCC.

The NCC wouldn't say whether any former occupants, staff or
contractors have been tested for asbestos exposure.

"As part of its duties as steward of the Official Residences, the
National Capital Commission is renewing various studies,
including site surveys of the grounds, the main building and the
four ancillary buildings, asbestos testing and other life cycle
evaluations," said spokesperson Jean Wolff in an email.

$1 million to address asbestos

The outside report offers a glimpse of what still needs to be
done to renovate the home. The Exp team argued the wall and
ceiling plaster and the stucco would all have to be removed for
safety reasons, along with flaking lead paint.

Exp reported it would cost just under $1 million to remove the
asbestos -- about half of that just to remove the plaster walls.
According to at least one estimate, the cost of rehabilitating
the home has almost tripled since the Office of the Auditor
General pegged the cost of renovations at about $10 million back
in 2008.

An internal draft, included in the access to information
package released to CBC News, put the renovation cost at $26.2
million, excluding security costs.

That itemized tally includes a number of renovations not included
in the auditor general's review, such as upgrading the building's
water and gas systems, fixing the sunroom and enhancing the
home's appliances, fixtures, paint, wood panelling and staff
office.

The NCC has paid for a number of consultations on the home while
it sits empty, including one for a heritage documentation that
cost nearly $140,000.

As the Huffington Post previously reported, the NCC has received
multiple scenarios for renovating the residence, ranging from
modest nip-and-tucks to a $561.7 million White House-type
complex.
The 322-page access to information package shows the NCC was
hoping for a decision from the Prime Minister's Office
greenlighting major renovations.

Staff even drew up a draft package seeking professional design
services.

The author was bold enough to write that the "Government of
Canada has decided to complete a major recapitalization project
for the residence of the Prime Minister at 24 Sussex Drive."

Right now, however, any plans to renovate the home remain in
limbo.

Prime ministers have been reluctant to update the home for public
relations reasons. The last time the 35-room home saw a major
facelift was back in the 1950s, when prime ministers first
started to use the home as their official residence.

Trudeau has said he has no plans to move back into the home he
grew up in during his father's tenure as prime minister.

"I've made the decisions to talk to experts and to look at the
NCC and allow them to make the determinations on what the future
of 24 Sussex will look like," he said.

The NCC says it "is working with its federal partners to develop
a plan for the future of the official residences including 24
Sussex Drive to ensure the federal government is able to make a
prudent and informed decision."

The Prime Minister's Office referred all questions about 24
Sussex to the NCC.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Concerns Halt Burley Bldgs Demolition
---------------------------------------------------------------
U.S. News & World Report reported that demolition has been halted
on two vacant buildings damaged in a fire in a
southern Idaho city as the Environmental Protection Agency tests
for asbestos at the site.

EPA personnel were taking samples from the buildings in downtown
Burley that were destroyed by arson in late January, The Times-
News reported.

"We don't have results yet," EPA spokesman Mark Macintyre said.
"There are also some questions about the protocol for demolishing
the buildings and what kinds of certifications are necessary."

The agency is working to ensure that rules are followed,
Macintyre said. The agency has not said what its next step will
be if asbestos is found or protocols were violated.

The city had advised the building owners to test for asbestos and
perform the demolition according to federal guidelines, Gary
Pawson said, the city's chief building official. The city does
not offer a permit for demolition.

An unknown person started a fire in the vacant buildings on Jan.
29, authorities said. As firefighters responded to the blaze,
they also found an unexploded pipe bomb in the door handle of a
new, unopened restaurant across the street from the building. The
pipe bomb and the fire are being investigated as one case,
authorities said.

The Idaho State Fire Marshal's Office announced that it was
offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the
conviction of the person who started the fire.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is
offering a reward of up to $10,000 in conjunction to the $5,000
reward, authorities said.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Fails to Halt Stadium Works
-----------------------------------------------------
Melanie Whelan of Ballarat Courier reported that worksafe and the
construction union are satisfied with asbestos removal works on
the Ballarat Sports and Events Centre site.

The Courier understands the removal has not slowed preliminary
foundation works in the $24 million project on Norman Street.
CFMEU safety site manager Gerry Ayers said there were no issues
or concerns in the project.

"The CFMEU is aware of the asbestos found at the Ballart Spots
and Event Centre and are satisfied that WorkSafe has acted
promptly and appropriately to the situation," Dr Ayers said.

"We only wish WorkSafe in Melbourne were as attentive and
responsible as they seem to have been in Ballarat."

A WorkSafe spokesman also confirmed the asbestos removal and that
this was carried out appropriately.

Stadium works started in February with the first official sod
turned in late March.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Firm Must Face Payback Suit
-----------------------------------------------------
Emma Cueto of Law360 reported that a Texas federal court refused
to toss a suit from three health insurers that claims a law firm
failed to pay the companies money out of its clients' asbestos
settlement funds, asking the parties for additional information
but saying the suit could remain for now.

U.S. District Judge Sim Lake dismissed one claim for unjust
enrichment that Humana Inc., United Healthcare Services and Aetna
Inc. made against the national asbestos firm Shrader & Associates
LLP, but ruled the remaining claims could stay.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Mesothelioma Risk Rises in Older Homes
-------------------------------------------------------
Mesothelioma.net reported that before it was discovered that
asbestos causes malignant mesothelioma, there were plenty of
reasons for using asbestos. The mineral adds strength and thermal
insulation, is fire retardant and helps to block noise. Not only
was it used in industrial settings, it had many applications in
construction, including in the building of private homes.

Unfortunately, what this means is that the material is still in
place in millions of houses and apartment buildings throughout
the country. Though intact asbestos does not pose a health
problem, once it starts to deteriorate or sustains damage, it
breaks down into tiny particles that become airborne and easily
inhaled or ingested. That means that homeowners need to be aware
of where to find it and how to protect themselves against its
dangers.

Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases occur when
asbestos fibers are breathed in or swallowed, and the longer the
duration of exposure, the higher the risk becomes. If you live in
a home that was built prior to 1975, there is a good chance that
there is asbestos hidden somewhere in your home, with the most
likely locations including:

Blown-in attic insulation
Fiber cement siding
Glue used to bond floor tiling to either wood or concrete
HVAC insulation (flat and corrugated paper forms)
Paint
Plaster
Roofing material
Siding
Some linoleum brands
Vinyl floor tiles
Window glazing and caulking

Mesothelioma is not a concern when materials containing asbestos
are intact, but when they are damaged by wear and tear, natural
disaster, fire, or demolition/renovation activities, the
situation changes entirely.  If you suspect that your home
contains asbestos you are advised to check it from time to
time to make sure that it is in good shape, and if it becomes
damaged or you plan any changes that will disrupt it, be sure to
contact an experienced and licensed asbestos remediation expert.

If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos and
diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related
disease, the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma.net are here to
help.  Contact 1-800-692-8608 to learn more.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Dumped in North Wales Country Lane
------------------------------------------------------------
Daily Post North Wales reported that fly-tippers who dumped waste
containing asbestos have been branded a "disgrace".

North Wales Police 's Rural Crime Unit have launched an
investigation after a huge pile of waste made up of an old roof
was dumped on a country lane between Llanelian and Bryn y Maen in
Conwy.

The unit said that evidence had been located within the pile
which could help them to link the crime to the perpetrator.

On Twitter, they said: "What an absolute disgrace."

"We need to catch this offender who doesn't care about anything
but saving the disposal costs by taking this dangerous waste to a
regulated tip."

"We need to catch this offender who doesn't care about anything
but saving the disposal costs by taking this dangerous waste to a
regulated tip.

"Have you or a neighbour recently had roofing work done in
the Conwy county or surrounding areas?"

They said the waste was made up of asbestos sheets.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact the force on
101.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Confidential Settlement Reached in Asbestos Case
-----------------------------------------------------------------
W.T. Eckert, writing for WatertownDailyTimes.com, reported that a
wrongful death lawsuit filed nearly five years ago by a
Gouverneur woman on her late husband's behalf came to a close in
St. Lawrence County Supreme Court with a confidential settlement.

The lawsuit was filed by Patricia A. Langevin following the Sept.
21, 2013, death of her 80-year-old husband, Frank P. Langevin,
against foreign and domestic companies, including R.T. Vanderbilt
Co. Inc. (a successor of Gouverneur Talc Co. Inc.) which has a
mineral division manufacturing facility in Gouverneur, and Newton
Falls LLC.

Mr. Langevin had worked at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. in Star
Lake and at Gouverneur Iron Works. He owned and operated P.A.
Langevin Inc., a steel erector business, for 28 years, according
to his obituary published in the Times.

According to the complaint filed with the St. Lawrence County
Court Clerk's office, Mr. Langevin died from mesothelioma as a
result of his exposure to products that contained asbestos and
asbestiform fiber/talc, which was distributed through the named
parties.

Attorneys from the New York City-, Houston-, and Los Angeles-
based Lanier Law Firm represented Mrs. Langevin, both
individually and as the executor of her late husband's estate.

The settlement was reached following three days of jury
selection, on a day when opening statements were expected to take
place.

Mrs. Langevin and her attorneys could not be reached for comment.
In 2015, R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc., which has wollastonite
operations in Harrisville and Balmat, was ordered by state
Supreme Court in Schenectady to pay a $10.55 million civil
judgment stemming from asbestos-contaminated talc mined in the
1970s at Gouverneur Talc.

A jury rendered the judgment against the Norwalk, Conn., company
following a nearly three-week trial. The family of Richard G.
Chisholm brought action in 2012 claiming the Indiana man, who
died of mesothelioma in 2012 at age 52, had been exposed to
asbestos in high school while working a summer job.

According to the Langevin complaint, each of the companies named,
foreign and domestic, were accused of having knowingly engaged in
the sale and distribution of materials and products containing
asbestos and/or asbestiform fibers which her husband was
"unavoidably exposed to, inhaled and ingested" while working with
those products in some capacity.

"Plaintiff, for a period of many years, was exposed to asbestos
products while working in facilities or was exposed to the
Defendant's products through the normal use of these products,"
the lawsuit stated.

That exposure, Mrs. Langevin argued, is what led to her husband's
mesothelioma and subsequent death.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Florida Talc Trial Parties Reach Settlement
------------------------------------------------------------
Parties involved in an asbestos industrial talc trial during
which a former tile company employee contended that he developed
mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing talc
products have reached a settlement agreement, sources confirmed
to HarrisMartin Publishing.

The parties reached the settlement on March 16, just one day
after a Florida 10th Judicial Circuit Court for Polk County jury
heard closing arguments in the case. Hon. Michael E. Raiden
presided over the trial, which began on Feb. 22.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Ainslie Property Cleared of Asbestos Sans Notice
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Finbar O'Mallon of The Sydney Morning Herald reported that
Ainslie locals have been left in the dark about works to clear an
abandoned property of asbestos.

The property, which sits behind the Ainslie shops on Wakefield
Gardens, has been abandoned for some time but was recently lined
with 'Danger' tape.

After an inquiry to the government by the Sunday Canberra
Times on Monday, more extensive signing was put up, which
identified asbestos clearing was in progress.

ACT Worksafe commissioner Greg Jones said he would look into the
compliance around the clean up by the private asbestos removal
company but he had only inspected the site after works were
complete.

An ACT government spokesman said only bonded asbestos materials
had been found at the house.

"This property is not affected by loose fill asbestos or 'Mr
Fluffy'," the spokesman said.

"As you may be aware, bonded asbestos was a common building
product used in the ACT."

The owner of the Ainslie IGA, Manuel Xyrakis, said the public
should have been notified.

"It would have been good and proper if they did notify people. I
think it's only fair," he said.

Bonded asbestos is only hazardous when damaged, which could lead
to the particles being inhaled, unlike loose-fill asbestos like
Mr Fluffy which is more easily airborne.

Mr Xyrakis said there had been a notable difference between the
effort gone into informing people during the Mr Fluffy clean-up
above Edgar's Inn, and this property to the rear of the shops.
Edgar's Inn was shut last year after Mr Fluffy asbestos was
discovered in the roof of the apartments above the pub. It
required a two week decontamination before reopening in November
last year.

Mr Jones said an asbestos clearance certificate was issued by the
contractor on Wednesday, March 14.

He said notification of bonded asbestos removal wasn't always
necessarily required and it depended on how extensive the
asbestos was.

"The removal of the asbestos doesn't require reporting in
itself," Mr Jones said.

The government spokesman said the property could be reused for
community purposes but there were no existing plans to refurbish
it.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Asbestos Dumped Enough to Kill Thousands
---------------------------------------------------------
Jimmy Nsubuga of Metro reported that they have illegally dumped
half a ton of asbestos at Uddens Plantation, in Dorset, which can
cause lung cancer if the dust is inhaled.

The Forestry Commission, which owns the woodland beauty spot, has
appealed for help in catching the perpetrators who are believed
to have used a lorry to transport the rubbish over several trips.
They have since made the area safe after hiring specialist
vehicles to remove the waste after it was spotted by members of
the public. The trash included huge piles of roofing panels.
MORE: Chicago dyes entire river green for St Patrick's Day

A Forestry Commission spokesman said: 'This recent incident is
another example of the lack of respect some people have for the
forest, its residents and wildlife. 'Working together, the
Forestry Commission and the local authority investigate fly-tips
in an effort to trace it back to the offenders.' East Dorset
district councillor Andy Skeats, who represents the West Moors
and Holt ward, added: 'Shame on those responsible. 'As portfolio
holder for community, I am disappointed that some people think
it's acceptable to do this is to our lovely part of East Dorset.'
He said asbestos could be disposed of at Dorset Waste Partnership
household recycling centres in Blandford and Wareham and warned
the problem of fly-tipping was increasing.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Fire Dist. Main Station Closed Due to Asbestos
---------------------------------------------------------------
Natalie Johnson of Centralia Chronicle reported of another
contentious Lewis County Fire District 1 meeting in Onalaska was
punctuated by the mid-meeting resignation of the district's
secretary, which residents said is one more step toward the
collapse of the fire department.

"So my question is, you have a significant portion of the fire
department down, now you're out a secretary who left without
notice, so you have no one to fill her shoes or the job that she
did," former Chief Andrew Martin said at the meeting. "How much
farther are you guys going to let this go before . . . you start
making some compromises?"

He said things would only continue to get worse at the district
if commissioners continued ignoring the concerns of residents.
"Is that a threat?" commissioner Kevin Emerson replied.

Martin said the next step would be to inform agencies such as the
state Department of Health, the state Department of Labor and
Industries and other organizations that regulate fire districts
of the perceived shortcomings of the district's leaders and the
situations they have created.

"We have no problems turning you guys over and letting you sort
it out with them. That's what happened with L&I and the
building," he said.

In November, half of the district's volunteers quit after board
members Rich Bainbridge and Bill Kassel voted to fire Martin.
A number of vocal residents and former volunteers argue that the
decision to fire Martin was personally motivated, stemming from
his reprimand of a member of Kassel's family in the fire
district.

Since then, commissioner Jeff Lee resigned and the state
Department of Labor & Industries closed the district's main
station on Carlisle Avenue due to dangers from asbestos, mold,
mouse droppings, rotting wood and plants growing inside the
building.

Bainbridge and Kassel voted at the district's Feb. 15 meeting to
appoint Emerson as the district's third commissioner. Emerson and
Craig Franklin, who was defeated by Kassel in the 2017 general
election, both applied for the position.

Nearly five months after Martin's dismissal, the district has yet
to hire a permanent chief. Adam Myer has acted as interim chief
since November.

Lesly Varin, representing the Onalaska Concerned Citizen's
Committee, read a prepared statement to the commissioners
bringing up those issues as well as community concerns about
training, record keeping, the use of district vehicles for
private purposes and favoritism toward relatives of
commissioners, among others.

She renewed calls from members of the group for Bainbridge and
Kassel, or just one of the two, to resign their position, saying
Martin and former volunteers would return.

Community members have asked Bainbridge and Kassel to resign on
numerous occasions since November.

"Neither one of us are leaving," Bainbridge said. "You don't give
us any credit for being community people."

All three commissioners argued that former volunteers and
residents speaking out against the commission are actually to
blame for the district's disarray.

"If you want to help us you'll do something besides stay on the
negative side," Bainbridge said. "We have a thing to try and put
together here and every time you can throw up an obstacle, the
group is doing it. What do you think the recall was?"

Martin filed a request for a recall of Bainbridge and Kassel in
January. The request was later denied in Lewis County Superior
Court.

Kassel and Bainbridge also continued to deny firing Martin,
despite the fact that the vote happened in a public meeting and
was recorded. The recording, played back in a second public
meeting in mid-November, clearly recorded the commissioners' vote
to "dismiss" Martin as chief.

There was no further discussion, Neither commissioner addressed
Martin to ask him to step down on the record, as Kassel asserted
again.

"I am not lying," Kassel said. "What do you expect from a person
to have s --  thrown at him, to sit up here and take your abuse,
you know?"

Emerson, in his second meeting as a fire district commissioner,
also spoke in support of the longtime commissioners.

"It's like all the efforts you're doing, you're trying to get rid
of Rich and Bill almost at any cost. Getting rid of Rich and Bill
might cause you to destroy the department completely," he said.

Linda Patraca quit her job as secretary before the above
exchanges between residents and the commission, leaving the
district without a secretary for the last half hour of the
meeting. The commissioners adjourned without appointing anyone to
the position.

Patraca handled the majority of day-to-day business of the
district, including payroll, bookkeeping, filing of medical and
legal documents, keeping minutes, running meetings and acting as
a point of contact for the district and other agencies.

Her exit came after a 30-minute executive session that Emerson
called midway through the meeting for the purpose of reviewing
the performance of a public employee. She was excluded from the
first half of the closed-door session, then asked to return and
speak with the commissioners and interim chief Adam Myer.

Emerson's request for the executive session -- at which no
minutes are kept and which members of the public are not entitled
to attend -- came immediately after a discussion of how Patraca
was taking college classes during the day and completing much of
her work for the district outside of regular business hours.
Patraca has worked from home since L&I closed the district's main
station three months ago for mold, asbestos and mouse droppings.

Before the executive session, she also expressed frustration that
Myer was not returning emails about district business, and that
volunteers were not filing reports on EMS activities in a timely
fashion, as required by law.

She noted the district still had eight incomplete reports from
February.

She also noted that training was not being properly documented,
also a concern of residents in attendance at the meeting, and
said the district had not been represented at Lewis County Fire
Chief's Association meetings since Martin's departure.

The Chronicle reached out to Patraca. She declined to comment
further.

Plans in Place to Remove Mold, Asbestos at Closed Main Station
Early in the meeting, the board discussed the status of its main
station at 244 Carlisle Ave., which was closed by the state
Department of Labor and Industries in late December for air
quality concerns, including mold, asbestos and mouse droppings.
Inspectors also found plants growing inside a portion of the
station.

Fire district personnel have only recently been allowed to re-
enter the building.

Ronn Schuttie, an area resident volunteering to help the district
regarding the station, reported he met with Lewis County building
official Doyle Sanford and got an update on the structural
stability of the Carlisle Avenue station.

"It was better than expected," Schuttie said. He added L&I needed
a structural assessment before crews could fully test for
asbestos.

In an email dated March 1 from Sanford to Schuttie included in
the district's agenda packet for Thursday, Sanford included his
assessment of the structure.

"My findings are the structures are in dire need of maintenance
and repairs but seem generally structurally sound," he wrote.

Sanford suggested "interior finishes" be removed to allow the
station to dry fully, and suggested treatment for mold.

"The spore samples in the building were equal to what you'd
normally find outdoors during the month of January, so it's
really not alarming, but we still have to deal with it because
it's a workplace," Schuttie said.

He also suggested clearing brush and vegetation away from the
structure and listed options for making the building more
watertight.

"The leaking roof appears to be very fixable," Schuttie said.
The board voted to approve an expenditure of up to $10,000 for
work to remove moldy walls and ceiling interiors, including some
asbestos abatement.

Commissioners also discussed an $80,000 award set aside in the
state capital budget for architecture and design for a new
station. The commissioners formally voted to accept the award.
Patraca noted she needed to complete additional paperwork before
the money would be awarded.

The commissioners briefly discussed a cost estimate from
meyArchitecture for construction of an apparatus building,
headquarters building and site work for a total of $3.6 million.
The commission took no action regarding the estimate. Bainbridge
said he wanted to meet with the architect again.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Owner Disputes City's Asbestos Cleanup Account
---------------------------------------------------------------
Ethan Fry of Valley Independent Sentinel reported that the owner
of a prominent downtown Ansonia property said a city official
"lied" about what prompted an a federal environmental cleanup
there.

At an Aldermen's meeting and in interviews with the Valley Indy,
Sheila O'Malley, the city's grants writer and economic
development director, said toxic chemicals had been "dumped" into
the ground at the the 40-acre former site of the Ansonia Copper &
Brass Company downtown.

The owner, Ray McGee, said O'Malley's comments are "absolutely,
totally, completely false."

He said the ongoing cleanup is happening because the property was
in heavy industrial use for more than a century as a metal
foundry.

Environmental cleanups happen all the time at such properties, he
said -- not because of any specific "dumping."

"There were no chemicals thrown on the ground," McGee said. "It's
an absolute lie."

An EPA official previously told The Valley Indy there is no
"immediate concerns about people's exposure to site
contamination."

So far, hazardous substances identified there "include, but are
not limited to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals,
corrosive wastes, friable asbestos and friable asbestos
containing materials." That's not unusual for an old industrial
property in the Naugatuck Valley.

O'Malley said she was not implying that McGee or anyone connected
to him dumped toxins on the property.

According to her description, there were metal bins on the
property, which someone may have tried to steal after emptying
the contents. O'Malley said she was referring specifically to the
bins when she made her comments.

"I'm only saying what the response people said when they got
onsite, which was it looked like there were chemicals in metal
bins and because they were trying to get the metal from the
containers, they dumped the chemicals," she said.

Someone probably wanted the containers for their scrap metal
value, she said.

"No one said Ray McGee dumped those bins onto the ground,"
O'Malley said.

Still, she said whoever was responsible acted carelessly, if not
deliberately.

McGee reached out to the Valley Indy March 12 in response to a
story published March 8 about the cleanup effort at his property.
The Valley Indy had left him a message seeking comment prior to
publishing the article.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency said they were
referred to the site in May by the state Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection.

The state environmental officials had been called in by an
environmental consultant working for the city to assess
contamination at the property.

The cleanup has cost about $960,000 so far and will likely
continue until this summer. The EPA filed liens against the
property last year to eventually recoup the cost.

McGee said he had immediately granted permission to state and
federal environmental officials to inspect the property last
year.
There is no danger to neighbors or passersby, he said.

"All the buildings have been locked up tight and all of the
fencing and gates have been chained and locked to prevent anyone
except authorized access to the site."

He said the state called in the EPA "not because of any (dumping)
on site, but because the federal government has more funds
available should any work be required."
"There was never anything dumped on the ground," McGee said.
"There was never a threat of anything going into the river."

"I really am insulted by these kinds of remarks," he said.
O'Malley stood by her earlier comments.

"The contaminants were in the container, according to what I've
been told," she said. "Somehow they got onto the ground. The
person who talked to me indicated they were dumped onto the
ground."

The relationship between McGee and the city has deteriorated
after showing some initial promise in the months after Mayor
David Cassetti was first elected in late 2013.

In August 2014 Cassetti announced a deal with the company in
August 2014 whereby they'd be allowed to deduct costs of
demolition and environmental remediation from their debts to the
city.

The company owes the city at least $800,000 in back taxes and
sewer fees.

Some demolition occurred in December 2014.

But then more than two years passed without anything happening
there.

City officials declared the tax-demo deal dead last April and are
now working on acquiring the property via a tax auction.

McGee said his efforts to communicate with city officials have
fallen on deaf ears.

"I have gone to the city with multiple plans for redevelopment
and sought their aid," he said.

He said he couldn't explain the city's actions.
"I don't know what their motivations are," he said. "They don't
include me in their conversations."

O'Malley first mentioned the cleanup in public during an
Aldermen's meeting after a question from First Ward Alderman
Charles Stowe.


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Queensland Gov't Warns on Asbestos Risks
---------------------------------------------------------
SafetyCulture reported that the Queensland Government issued a
warning to homeowners to take caution following three reports of
potentially releasing hazardous asbestos fibres into neighbouring
properties in Burpengary,

Salisbury, and Toowoomba, posing serious public health risk to
the community.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said
high-pressure water blaster should not be used on asbestos-
containing materials.

"It is illegal to use a high-pressure water blaster on asbestos
cement roofs, fences, walls and other asbestos-containing
materials," said Mr. Miles.

"Water blasters can destroy the surface of asbestos-containing
materials, which can release asbestos fibres into the air,
putting yours and your neighbours' health at risk.

"Homeowners can be fined up to $10,000 for using a water blaster
on asbestos-containing materials, and are liable for all clean-up
costs. Just last year, a homeowner in the South East was forced
to pay a $100,000 clean-up bill.

"Asbestos is perfectly safe if it's in good condition and left
alone, but it can be very dangerous if disturbed.

"Asbestos fibres cannot be seen by the naked eye, but if inhaled,
they can become lodged in the lungs, where they can develop into
diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma."

Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni advised
homeowners to learn more about the risks of inadvertently
disturbing asbestos, before renovating or working on their
properties.

"Looking around most Queensland neighbourhoods, you'll see pre-
1990 homes meaning there's a pretty good chance there's asbestos
somewhere in the building," said Mr. De Brenni.

"Undisturbed it won't affect you however we all do home
maintenance from time to time meaning we've all got to be
careful.

Have a look up and if your roof is made from corrugated cement
sheeting, there a chance it contains asbestos, so the rule is
play it safe and engage expert tradespeople.

"Even though you can handle very small amounts on your own, why
would you risk it? If you do there are rules to handling small
amounts that you need to follow.

"Whether you're a homeowner, DIY renovator or a tradie, my advice
is find out if and where asbestos is located and the regulations
around working with the dangerous materials, before starting your
project.

"If you believe a homeowner, occupant or owner-builder is
unsafely handling, removing or transporting asbestos material or
a person has illegally dumped asbestos waste, contact your local
Council and stay clear of the material.

"The management of asbestos in non-workplaces is the
responsibility of local governments under public health
legislation."


ASBESTOS UPDATE: Vanderbilt Settles Potentially $11.5MM Talc Suit
-----------------------------------------------------------------
David Siegel of CVN News reported that Vanderbilt Minerals LLC
reached a settlement during jury deliberations in Florida state
court with a former tile worker who sought $11.5 million for
developing mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos allegedly
contained in the company's industrial talc products.

The parties announced the confidential settlement during the Polk
County jury's first day of deliberations in a trial that began on
February 22. Robert Lord, who worked with talc products for
Florida Tile Company in the 1970's, accused Vanderbilt of
withholding knowledge from workers about the cancer risks of the
asbestos supposedly present in their talc, which is often used in
ceramic products.

Vanderbilt argued that Lord's mesothelioma could have been caused
by his decades of smoking cigarettes or from asbestos in Bendix
automotive brakes he occasionally changed as a hobby. The company
also maintained that the type of asbestos present in Lord's
tissue isn't found in the talc they source for their products,
and that no convincing scientific evidence exists proving
exposure to talc causes mesothelioma.

The full trial was webcast gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View
Network. Attorneys for both sides declined to comment on the
terms of the settlement.

Lord and his wife Lola were represented by Scott Frost, a
California-based attorney with Waters Kraus & Paul. During his
closing argument, Frost told jurors that Vanderbilt's talc
products largely came from one mine, which Frost argued had been
proven to contain asbestos.

"It's all got the same stuff in it," Frost said. "You can call it
whatever you want, but it's all the same."

He acknowledged the other potential sources of asbestos exposure
raised by Vanderbilt but suggested any allocation of
responsibility to Bendix or Florida Tile Company, which
Vanderbilt said didn't provide adequate worksite safety training
to its employees, be minimal.

"If you think that a few brake jobs on weekends is enough to
cause this disease, than allocate some responsibility," Frost
said.
Vanderbilt was represented by Thomas Radcliffe, an attorney with
DeHay & Elliston LLP based in Baltimore.  Radcliffe told jurors
that workers in talc mines who were exposed to vastly more of the
mineral than Lord didn't develop mesothelioma, and that the
plaintiffs never put a geologist or a mineralogist on the stand.
"The evidence in this case is lacking," Radcliffe said in his
closing argument.

The Lords' lawsuit is an "industrial talc" case, which is
distinct from the "cosmetic talc" cases that generated headlines
after a number of huge plaintiff verdicts in lawsuits alleging
that exposure to products like baby powder caused mesothelioma
for plaintiffs who inhaled it and ovarian cancer in plaintiffs
who used it on their genitals. Industrial talc cases involve
exposure to talc present in various compounds used in ceramics,
chemical coatings, paper and plastics.

A cosmetic talc mesothelioma trial involving Johnson & Johnson's
Baby Powder is currently underway in New Jersey and is also being
webcast live by CVN.

The Florida trial was also a rematch for Waters Kraus & Paul
and DeHay & Elliston after the two firms recently squared off in
an asbestos trial in Arizona state court that ended in a defense
verdict. That trial was also webcast and recorded by CVN.

Frost told CVN he expected to see more and more talc mesothelioma
cases across the country.

"For many years companies have denied their products contained
asbestos, when in fact they did, exposing the hard working people
like Mr. Lord to asbestos with no warning," he said.

The trial took place before Polk County Circuit Court Judge
Michael Raiden, and the full proceedings are available to CVN
subscribers, along with many other talc and asbestos trials from
throughout the country that are part of CVN's one-of-a-kind
online video archive.

The case is captioned Robert Lord and Lola T. Lord v. Florida
Southern College, et al., docket number 2017CA000783000000.




                            *********


S U B S C R I P T I O N  I N F O R M A T I O N

Class Action Reporter is a daily newsletter, co-published by
Bankruptcy Creditors' Service, Inc., Fairless Hills,
Pennsylvania, USA, and Beard Group, Inc., Washington, D.C., USA.
Marion Alcestis A. Castillon, Jessenius Pulido, Noemi Irene A.
Adala, Rousel Elaine T. Fernandez, Joy A. Agravante, Psyche
Maricon Castillon-Lopez, Julie Anne L. Toledo, Christopher G.
Patalinghug, and Peter A. Chapman, Editors.

Copyright 2018.  All rights reserved.  ISSN 1525-2272.

This material is copyrighted and any commercial use, resale or
publication in any form (including e-mail forwarding, electronic
re-mailing and photocopying) is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission of the publishers.

Information contained herein is obtained from sources believed to
be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

The CAR subscription rate is $775 for six months delivered via
e-mail.  Additional e-mail subscriptions for members of the same
firm for the term of the initial subscription or balance thereof
are $25 each.  For subscription information, contact Peter A.
Chapman at 215-945-7000.



                 * * *  End of Transmission  * * *