Foreclosure


     MARION, N.C. (CN) - In a complaint that may inspire widespread sympathy, a married couple claim that even with an attorney they have been unable to "penetrate Wells Fargo's huge bureaucracy and speak with a human" about the bank's negligent, unfair and deceptive foreclosure proceedings.

Bank Antitrust

      CHICAGO - A federal class action claims Credit Suisse, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and other major banks traded "billions, if not trillions of dollars" of LIBOR-Based derivatives at artificial and manipulated rates.

Modeling War


     MANHATTAN - DNA Model Management demands $2 million from Ford Models and Maryna Linchuk, claiming Ford tortiously interfered with contract to snatch Linchuk away.

Class Sues UBS

      SAN FRANCISCO - A federal class action claims UBS Financial Services uses illegal "hedge clauses" in its investment-adviser agreements to limit its liability and waive its fiduciary duties.

William Morris


     MANHATTAN - Mariska Hargitay, who played Det. Benson for 12 years on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," says Williams Morris Endeavor Entertainment falsely claims she owes it 10 percent commission for 2 years of work - which came after she quit its predecessor, the William Morris Agency.

College Hoops

      RAVENNA, Ohio - Kent State University sued its former basketball coach Gene Ford, and Bradley University for $1.2 million, claiming Bradley tortiously interfered with Ford's contract to coach for Kent State through spring 2015.

Mark Spitz

      SANTA MONICA - Olympian Mark Spitz claims Gathering Storm Holding Co. and Arena USA fka Adidas S.A.R.L. used his name and image without permission to push Arena swimwear and accessories.

Legal Trivia


     WEST PALM BEACH - Adam Reinhardt claims his partner Caryn Pincus is paying herself, but not him, for working at LIJ Games, a company they co-founded to make a legal trivia board game, "Passing the Bar," to help players pass the Bar Exam.

Mortgage Scam

     PHOENIX - Robert Daniel Hayes dba Mediation Services and Camerin C. Hawthorne dba Metropolis Loans and The Bankruptcy Store run or ran illegal "loan modification" scams, and falsely claimed affiliation with CitiMortgage, the Arizona attorney general says.

Sex for 'Therapy'

      FORT LAUDERDALE - "Jane Doe No. 6" claims the Henderson Mental Health Center knew or should have known that its "therapist/counselor" (nonparty) Mervin Span had a criminal history, and sexually abused her and other women.

Portnoy's Complaint

     MANHATTAN - Mike Portnoy claims his former bandmates in the rock band (nonparty) Dream Theater booted him out unfairly and are using the band's name unfairly. Click headline to see defendants.
     Here are the defendants: John Petrucci, John Myung, James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Ytse Jams Inc., and Infinity Tours.

No, Thanks

      DETROIT - A topless dancer claims ABCDE Operating dba The Penthouse Club harassed and fired her for refusing to prostitute herself and commit other illegal acts.

Government

      RIVERSIDE, Calif. - James Ayres, former mayor of San Jacinto, sued the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, which fired him after he was indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges of taking kickbacks from developers; Ayres says "the charges were politically motivated and [he] expects to be completely exonerated."

Going Postal

      BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two former employees of the Caledonia, N.Y., Post Office say their postmaster told them that their EEOC complaints of sexual discrimination "will be met with 'vengeance.'"