SAN FRANCISCO - Deloitte & Touche does not have to face claims that Diamond Foods and its officers lied about walnut costs to inflate share prices while trying to acquire Pringles, a federal judge ruled.


     LOS ANGELES - Sculptor Donald Wakefield claims real estate billionaire Igor Olenicoff and Olen Properties have unauthorized copies of his sculptures, in Federal Court.


     TRENTON, N.J. - A federal class action claims Ranbaxy's November recall of atorvastatin, generic Lipitor, sent to retailers only, did not inform consumers that glass particles were found in the drug, nor how to get a refund.

     MIAMI - Vision Entertainment Worldwide and Ryan Burke defrauded a woman of $75,000 by claiming they could book (nonparty) Rihanna for a concert, the woman and her bankruptcy trustee claim in Miami-Dade County Court.


     BOSTON - John Hancock Life Insurance claims Temania Group violated trademark by naming its online, profit-seeking company John Hancock University, in Federal Court.

      SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - The Concerned Churches & Citizens of Pigeon Forge want the Nov. 6 election legalizing alcohol sales for consumption on premises voided, as it passed by 1,232 to 1,132, but only 2,061 people voted, in Sevier County Court.

     LAS VEGAS - John L. Smith claims Barricade Books owes him royalties for "Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn," in Clark County Court.

     WILMINGTON, Del. - CreateAds claims Google, Intuit, HP, and eight others violate patent on a template-based design-generation product, in separate federal complaints.

     EUREKA, Calif. - Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District ignored complaints that a Hoopa Elementary School teacher was molesting students, parents of an alleged victim claim in Humboldt County Court.