Tough Act. Lawyers suing the maker of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas over its hidden sex scenes are shocked that few plaintiffs have come forward in a class action that is drawing more scrutiny for its lawyer fees than the claims themselves, according to The New York Times.
Expansion. Despite the sluggish economy, some large firms are still opening new offices around the country to fill gaps in coverage and venture into new areas, The National Law Journal reports via Law.com. The West Coast, the Midwest and the South remain hot while the East Coast is not.
Scrutiny. The Labor Department is auditing Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, the country's largest immigration law firm, on suspicion that it gave its corporate clients improper advice on the hiring of U.S. workers versus skilled foreign workers, The Associated Press reports.
Conflict. The Justice Department has jumped into the fray over the awarding of a $47.7 million contract by the Department of Energy to Morgan Lewis & Bockius, a firm with conflicts of interest, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In a letter to DOE's inspector general, Jeanne E. Davidson, director of the Justice Department's commercial litigation branch, said Justice was kept in the dark about the contract.