BAY CITY, Mich. - Joel I. Wilson and his companies, Diversified Group Partnership Management, and American Realty Funds Corp., defrauded people of $6.7 million, the SEC claims in Federal Court.

     MANHATTAN - Albert Golant and George Iosifidis conspired to defraud two victims of $566,000, the United States claims in Federal Court.

     WILMINGTON, Del. - Frederick Noyes claims Major League Baseball's "authentication program" for memorabilia violates his patent, in Federal Court.

     PHILADELPHIA - Jenkintown School District's athletic director Mark Citron carried on a six-month sexual affair with an underage student, in his office, the girl claims in Federal Court.

     WASHINGTON - Former Fannie Mae senior vice president Leanne Spencer is the latest officer to receive summary judgment from a federal judge handling a consolidated securities fraud suit.

     ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Comcast violates a patent on "Systems and Methods for Direction of Communications Traffic," Select Notifications Media claims in Federal Court.

     LOS ANGELES - The John Zimmerman Archive Trust claims Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment violated copyright on a photo of the cast of the (nonparty) Mary Tyler Moore show, in Federal Court.


     LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers send spam text messages to people who don't want them, which costs them money, a class action claims in Federal Court.


     ATLANTA - Teavana is selling itself too cheaply through an unfair process to Starbucks, for $15.50 a share or $620 million, shareholders claim in Fulton County Superior Court.

     LOS ANGELES - First California Bank is selling itself too cheaply through an unfair process to Pac West Bancorp, in a stock swap valued at $231 million, shareholders say in a class action in Superior Court.

     HARTFORD - The Town of East Haven police force unfairly targets Latino motorists for stops, the United States claims in Federal Court.


     BOSTON - Miles Sampa, the deputy finance minister of Zambia, claims that Chisala Mulenga and Bastard Inc. defamed him on their Zambian celebrity news site with a story about his alleged "cheating on his wife," in Suffolk County Court.


     RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - The Long Island Power Authority didn't restore power to the Rockaways soon enough after Sandy, a class action claims in Suffolk County Court. New Jersey residents filed a similar class action against Firstenergy Corp. and Jersey Central Power & Light, in Hunterdon County Court

     LOS ANGELES - Smith Global Management claims Funimation Productions defrauded it of information it needed to produce and sell anime DVDs, in Superior Court.

     OAKLAND, Calif. - Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel Group stiffs workers for overtime and violates other labor laws, a class action claims in Alameda County Court.