Sprint Pays: The Washington Post reports a California court ruled Sprint Nextel must pay $18.3 million in cash to customers who paid early-termination penalties and $54.8 million must be credited to customers who were charged but had not yet paid. The court said the penalties are not rates and therefore not legal, according to California law.
Congress Members Seek More Power for FDA: The Wall Street Journal reports two members of Congress, Rep. John Dingell (D. Mich.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R. Iowa) are trying to give the Food and Drug Administration more power to issue fines, order drug recalls, and limit drug industry advertising in wake of deaths connected with Chinese-made blood thinners and instances of salmonella outbreaks.
DOJ Can't Hide Amnesty Agreements: The D.C. Circuit ruled the Department of Justice could not hide amnesty agreements it had made with other companies. The court’s decision increases the likelihood that redacted versions of the amnesty agreements will be available to the public, according to Corporate Counsel via Law.com.
Ref Doesn't Play by Rules: Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for giving insider tips on basketball games to gamblers. Donaghy violated a corporation’s right to honest services, which is guaranteed by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, according to The New York Law Journal, via Law.com.