Video Game Patents

     Trans Video Electronics claims Sony's Playstation 3 and other devices violate patent, in San Francisco Federal Court.

Commerce

     backgroundchecks.com issues consumer reports to third parties containing false information, costing people jobs, a class action claims in Chicago Federal Court.
     Here are the defendants in the backgroundchecks.com class action: E-backgroundchecks.com Inc. dba backgroundchecks.com, Certified Payment Processing LP dba Trans Tech Merchant Group, and Quick Processing LLC.

Consumer Class Action

     AT&T charges sales tax on the full price of cell phones it offers for free or reduced prices as part of bundled transactions for service, a class action claims in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Employment

     Retired managers accuse CUNA Mutual Insurance of breach of contract and conversion in an ERISA class action in Madison, Wisc., Federal Court.
     
     Class-action complaints alleging Labor Code violations have been filed against these defendants: 99 Cents Only Stores, Spearmint Rhino Cos., and Temp Depot/Fortune Fashion Industries, in Los Angeles Superior Court; International House of Pancakes No. 185, in San Diego Superior Court; Shaila International/Sona Stores/Sunshine Stores, in Houston Federal Court; and Delano Farms Co. and Cal-Pacific Farm Management and T&R Bangi's Agricultural Services, in Fresno Federal Court.
     (Companies not separated by commas are defendants in the same case.)

Shareholder Class Action

      Tween Brands shareholders say the company is selling itself too cheaply to Dress Barn, through Dress Barn's wholly owned subsidiary Thailand Acquisition Corp., in a stock swap valued at $6.22 per share, or $154 million, in Delaware Chancery Court.

Securities

     US Starcom defrauded investors of more than $3 million in a pump and dump scheme, Total Net Connex Technologies claims in Fort Myers, Fla., Federal Court.

Entertainment

     Breakdown Services claims Teri Craney aka Teri Helin aka Teri Jaye dba TCA violated copyright on its script breakdowns and analyses and sold them, in Los Angeles Federal Court.

Civil Rights

     Dayton police officers needlessly assaulted and Tasered a blind woman in her own home while looking for her son, who did not live there, she claims in Montgomery County Court, Ohio.

Media

     Michael Scott, who owns the real estate company Southeast Properties, claims the Boston Globe defamed him in a story, in Suffolk County Court, Boston.

Gay Night Clubs

     Natalli Inc. dba San Francisco Badlands claims the Western Pacific Depot dba Sacramento Badlands violates its "Badlands" trademark for a bar and dance club catering to homosexuals, in San Jose Federal Court.

Environment

     Tyler Holding Co. and Delek Refining violated the Clean Air Act at their Tyler, Texas oil refinery, the USA claims in Tyler Federal Court.

Bus Engines

     The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority claims all 59 diesel buses it bought from Cummins Inc. and Gillig Corp. are defective, in Rochester, N.Y., Federal Court.

Qualcomm

     SAN DIEGO (CN) - Qualcomm's director of strategic marketing analysis, Andres Leyva, made $34,740 by trading ahead on inside information about a multibillion-dollar settlement offer from Nokia, the SEC claims in Federal Court.

Foreclosure Scams

     Arizona accuses Loan Modifications of America of running a foreclosure rescue scam. The state also sued its owners, Kardakh Natto and John Saro, in Maricopa County Court.

Sports

     A softball pitcher sued the Amateur Softball Association of America, claiming his face bones were fractured and an eye injured by a line drive off a batter's Mizuno Orange Crush composite bat, which is illegal in league play but which he says umpires failed to inspect, in New Haven Superior Court.

Trademark

     The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America claims Royal Food Distributors is using its "OU" trademark without permission, in Manhattan Federal Court.
     
     Kohler claims American Standard Brands is violating its "One" trademark for plumbing and bathroom fixtures, in Milwaukee Federal Court.

Liability

     A man claims the Mallory Funeral Home gave him two bags, which he believed contained his late son's personal effects, but one contained his son's "maggot ridden internal organs." He also sued Wayne County, in Detroit Federal Court.

Bankruptcy

     Ennis Land Development filed for bankruptcy in Fresno, listing more than $100 million in debts.
     
     LandAmerica Credit Services filed for bankruptcy in Richmond, Va., listing more than $10 million in debts.