Different Rates: Law firms are charging different hourly rates to different clients for doing similar work, according to an analysis of more than $4 billion in law firm billings, Corporate Counsel reports.
Hired Guns: Halliburton Co., under scrutiny for its involvement with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has hired Patton Boggs to help it respond to investigations on Capitol Hill, according to The National Law Journal.
Deal or No Deal: A chorus of opposition is growing against Prudential Plc's bold $35.5 billion takeover of American International Assurance (AIA), with analysts from Singapore to London flagging risks to the deal just weeks ahead of the critical shareholder vote, Reuters reports.
Too Big: The General Services Administration is building courthouses that are bigger than necessary, according to a preliminary report by government auditors, the Washington Post reports.
Greenhouse Gas: A bipartisan group of senators will move after the Memorial Day recess on a resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases, according to Politico.