Opportunity: Ohio lawyers could see a post-election boom in business, The New York Times reports. If the precariously balanced state is a close-call in next week's presidential elections, lawyers can expect to fight over anything from rules of recount to the state's heavy use of provisional ballots.
Arrest Made in Lawyer's Death: Authorities arrested a man this week on obstruction of justice charges in connection with a two-year investigation into the slaying of lawyer Robert Wone, The Washington Post reports. Dylan Ward, who lived in the house where the lawyer was stabbed to death, was arrested Wednesday in Dade County, Fla. Click here for Legal Times' previous coverage.
Business Methods Narrowed: Drilling into the core of patent eligiblity, the Federal Circuit yesterday handed down a full-court opinion that restricts patent protection for business methods, reports Legal Times' Mike Scarcella.
OK, But...: The Justice Department said on Thursday that it had granted Verizon Wireless approval to purchase Alltel Corp, but only on the condition that it divest assests in 22 states, Reuters reports.