NEWARK - Education Training Corp. dba Florida Career College and Anthem Education Group dba Anthem Institute fired a director of education for objecting to violations of student aid and accreditation standards, Susan Cuffari claims in Essex County Court.

     PALM BEACH - Christ Fellowship Church allowed its employee or volunteer youth mentor Braiden K. Smith to sexually molest a 14-year-old girl despite being put on notice, her parents claim in Palm Beach County Court.

     SANTA FE, N.M. - 21st Century Advantage Insurance, AIG, et al. bamboozled customers by charging them extra for stacked coverage though they could not benefit from it, a class action claims in Santa Fe County Court.

     MANHATTAN - New York Mercantile Exchange employees William Byrnes and Christopher Curtin illegally disclosed inside information to an outside commodities broker for more than two years, the CFTC claims in Federal Court.


     LOS ANGELES - Lenovo IdeaPad U Series, Ultrabook and Ultraportable notebook computers are too slow for wi-fi Internet browsing, a class action claims in Federal Court.

     SANTA MONICA - Sagepoint Financial and Daryl R. Lemon defrauded an elderly woman by juggling her $375,000 account more than 64 times in three years, draining it of $57,700, she claims in Superior Court.


     INDIANAPOLIS - A Scripto-Tokai lighter ignited in a driver's pocket, giving him second- and third-degree burns, the man claims in Marion County Court.

     LOS ANGELES - DirecTV stiffs workers for overtime, a class action claims in Superior Court.

     SANTA MONICA - Sagepoint Financial and Daryl R. Lemon defrauded an elderly woman by juggling her $375,000 account more than 64 times in three years, draining it of $57,700, she claims in Superior Court.

     LOS ANGELES - Lockheed Martin stiffs workers for overtime, a class action claims in Superior Court.


     HOUSTON - Eric Shalev took $6,000 for a car and other items, refused to deliver them, then "dared" his victim to sue him, so he did, Gary Jerdee claims in Harris County Court.

     CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Family Dollar Stores' CEO sold $15.6 million worth of shares at inflated prices before the company's declining sales became public and the share price dropped, shareholders claim in a federal class action.

     MIAMI - Sarpes Beverages dba Dream Products' "Dream Water" is not "all natural" as advertised, a class action claims in Federal Court.

     MANHATTAN - The Knoedler Gallery and its president Ann Freedman sold a collector a forged Jackson Pollock painting, "Untitled 1949," for $3.1 million in 2000, the collector claims in Federal Court.

     BROOKLYN - The National Security Council blew off a request for records on NSC meetings dealing with killing people by drone strikes, Main Street Legal Services says in a federal FOIA complaint.