MARSHALL, Texas - HUB International conspires to monopolize liability insurance for large-animal veterinarians nationwide, the Sanger Insurance Agency claims in a federal antitrust complaint.

      WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Excel Maritime Carriers and dozens of affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, victims of hard times in the shipping industry, listing more than $1 billion in debts.

     SAN FRANCISCO - The 9th Circuit on Wednesday revived claims that Wells Fargo failed to give notice within 30 days after accelerating a loan taken out by John and Carol Schlegel.

      MINNEAPOLIS - Chipotle Mexican Grill makes employees work off the clock and punches them out even if they're still working, a class action claims in Federal Court.

     ANCHORAGE - The United States and Alaska want Adak Petroleum fined for spilling 142,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the Aleutian Islands in 2010, in Federal Court.

      WILMINGTON, Del. - AsiaInfo Linkage is selling itself too cheaply through an unfair process to CITIC Capital Partners, for $12 a share or $890 million, a class action claims in Chancery Court.

      SAN FRANCISCO - Keith Rode, a Wisconsin tax preparer, and CliftonLarsenAllen, accountants in Minneapolis, took her life's savings of $1.5 million in a Ponzi scheme they called the GLR Growth Fund, Linda Selleck claims in Federal Court.

      LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas and its counties discriminate against same-sex couples who want to get married, 10 couples and their children claim in a constitutional complaint in Pulaski County Court.


PHILADELPHIA - Chester, Pa., police Officer Donald Jackson Jr., drunk and wearing a ski mask, assaulted and arrested a man peaceably walking his dog; he was jailed for 6 weeks and charges were dismissed, the man claims in Federal Court.

      CINCINNATI - Green Bay Dressed Beef dba American Foods Group boss Manwell Ottero sodomized and raped an employee, and the company fired her after she complained, she claims in Hamilton County Court.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Egg Co. contaminated a tributary of the Illinois River with chickenshit from 300,000 birds, the USA and Arkansas claim in Federal Court.


LOS ANGELES - GEICO insurance withholds payment of arbitration awards for more than six weeks, a class action claims in Superior Court.

      GULFPORT, Miss. - A woman claims she developed type 2 diabetes from taking Pfizer's cholesterol drug Lipitor, in Federal Court.