RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Panda Express makes employees work off the clock and pays less than minimum wage, a class action claims in Superior Court.


     LOS ANGELES - Commercial artists Matthew Ramey and Philippe Luchansky sued 10th Street Entertainment Associates and two rock bands for $258,000 in Superior Court, claiming they were promised, but denied, right of first refusal to promote concerts for 10th Street bands Motley Crue ($250,000), and Blondie ($8,000).

     LOUSIVILLE - Two school security guards assaulted a mentally retarded student at Buechel Metro High School in what the guards themselves call the "beat-up room," then lied about it, the boy's mother claims in Federal Court.

     SEATTLE - Washington state wants National Express Group enjoined from buying Petermann Partners, claiming the merger would restrict competition for school bus services in the state, in Federal Court.

     SALT LAKE CITY - Russell K. Cannon and his companies RKC Capital Management and RKC Capital defrauded hedge-fund investors, the SEC claims in Federal Court.

     BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference claims Clinton Evans dba The Clinton Group, of Chicago, cost it more than $25,000 by promising, but failing, to book rapper (nonparty) Tyrese Gibson for the SWAC's Football Championship Weekend in December 2011, in Jefferson County Court.

     WASHINGTON - The National Football League Players Association claims the National Football League Coaches Association owes it $650,000 in rent for office space, in Superior Court.

     BOSTON - The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts claims National Loan Closers, of Kentucky, and Linda Audet, a Holyoke, Mass., attorney, engage in unauthorized practice of law by so-called "witness only closings," in Suffolk County Court.

     VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and other tribes sued Canada in Federal Court, demanding protection for the boreal population of woodland caribou, under the Species at Risk Act.

     GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Republican state Rep. David Agema claims the City of Allegan and its public school system violated his religious and speech rights by refusing to host speakers on his proposed bill to ban Sharia law in the United States.