Addiction: The Washington Post takes a deep look into Cindy McCain’s past battle with an addiction to prescription painkillers. According to the Post, McCain, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, hired Akin Gump partner John Dowd to help her navigate a DEA investigation in 1993.
Supreme Court: Lawyers from The Legal Intelligencer, Legal Times’ sibling publication, are asking the Supreme Court to consider whether court dockets in civil cases should ever be sealed from the public. The Legal Intelligencer reports that its attorneys are arguing that the high court should reverse a series of rulings from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed a case to be litigated secretly.
Lehman's Search: The Wall Street Jounral reports on Lehman Brothers’ search for a buyer. The troubled investment bank has been talking with Bank of America, among others, but the Journal says it is far from finalizing a deal.
Firm Sues: The New York Law Journal examines a lawsuit filed by a New York firm against a former counsel who allegedly ran up charges on behalf of a California-based company he was secretly planning to join as general counsel.