Pornography Restitution: The New York Times reports on the efforts of a victim of child pornography to obtain restitution from those found to possess images of her. It has rarely been tried, and it has divided the U.S. Administrative Office of the Courts and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the Times reports.
D.C.'s A.G.: The D.C. Council has voted 12-1 in favor of a bill that would make the District's attorney general an elected office, The Washington Post reports. The move comes amid ongoing tensions between council members and Attorney General Peter Nickles.
Trial Lawyers' Influence: The Wall Street Journal reports that 25 law firms specializing in shareholder litigation -- plus their lawyers and family members -- contributed more than $21 million in the past decade to influence state elections. Less than 40% went to candidates win the firms' home states.
Putative Class Action: A federal judge in Newark, N.J., has ruled plaintiffs can pursue a class action suit alleging that Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart baby bath products are unfit for sale because they contain a banned chemical that could cause cancer, the New Jersey Law Journal reports via Law.com.
Madoff Recoveries: A bankruptcy judge is weighing whether "net winners" from Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme should be eligible for money from a victims' fund, The Wall Street Journal reports.