Not Interested: According to The American Lawyer’s midlevel survey, more associates are feeling that becoming a partner in a firm is increasingly accessible. Despite the numbers, however, more associates revealed the quest for partnership doesn’t hold their interest like it once did due to the long hours and growing requirements of building business for the firm.
White House Aides Not Immune to Subpoenas: The Associated Press reports a federal judge ruled in favor of Congress and said senior White House advisers can, in fact, be subpoenaed. This is the first time Congress has gone to court to seek the tesimony of White House aides. Three presidential officials had defied congressional subpoenas.
King's Case Gets Tossed: A Florida judge threw out Don King’s $2.5 billion libel lawsuit against ESPN, The American Lawyer reports. The boxing promoter claimed his portrayel in a 2004 ESPN documentary unfairly cast him in a negative light.
Claim Your Money: Federal and state authorities are making more of an effort to inform low-income seniors and disabled veterans in the area they are eligible to receive their economic stimulus checks. More than 77,900 people in the region, who are likely eligible, have not filed to receive the checks and it has left more than $23 million unclaimed, The Washington Post reports.