Commerce

     The San Diego Convention Center violates antitrust law by monopolizing and holding up competitors in the “trade show cleaning services” market in San Diego, United National Maintenance claims in Federal Court.




      
     The YMCA of Greater Los Angeles and other charities defrauded the Lowell Parton Trust by paying kickbacks to agents who solicited the Trust for gifts, the Trust claims in Ventura County Court. It also sues Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Foundation, Vista Del Mar Child Family & Services, Boy Scouts of America, National Alliance for Philanthropy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, and Jack Patton.
      
     Good luck, boys. Central Ohio Energy is lead plaintiff in a class-action antitrust claim alleging that Saudi Aramco, Petroleos de Venezuela, Citgo, Lukoil, Getty Petroleum Marketing and others manipulate petroleum production to jack up prices, in Chicago Federal Court.
      
     Twenty plaintiffs claim Legacy International Adoptions defrauded them in adoption services involving mothers from the Marshall Islands, in Salt Lake County Court.
      
     King Tuna claims Anova Food falsely advertises and sells its seafood treated with synthetic carbon monoxide as flavored with “Filtered Wood Smoke” and “Clearsmoke,” in Los Angeles Federal Court. In the same court, Tuna Processors Inc. claims Anova violates patent on its “method for curing fish and meat by extra-low temperature smoking.”
      
     Nationwide Mutual Insurance claims it has no duty to defend or indemnify Liberty Cremation, Gerald Garzone, Louis Garzone or James McCafferty, who are accused, by other defendants, of harvesting tissue and organs from family members before cremating them, in Philadelphia Federal Court.
      
     Cessna Employees Credit Union and 12 other credit unions claim Cuna Mutual Group and Cumis Insurance Society breached contract in bad faith by refusing to indemnify the plaintiffs for losses to LoriMac Inc.’s embezzlement of secondary mortgage money in a Ponzi scheme, in San Francisco Federal Court.
      
     Buyers of 12 homes in Lincoln Crossing Village in Lincoln, Calif., claims KB Home North Bay built them with mass defects, in Placer County Court.

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