New Toyota Claims: Toyota secretly bought back from U.S. consumers vehicles it found with speed-control defects as part of a strategy to hide unintended-acceleration problems from safety regulators and the public, a revised lawsuit claims, Reuters reports.
BP Bombshell: The Fred Bartlit-led legal team investigating the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Wednesday released a bombshell finding: that despite multiple test results showing that a cement-foam mixture meant to seal the bottom of the well was unstable, Halliburton and BP used the flawed material anyway, The American Lawyer reports.
Levy Trial: District crime-scene and U.S. Park Police officers testifying in the Chandra Levy case on Thursday defended how they handled and processed the slain woman's remains and other items found in Rock Creek Park a year after she disappeared, the Washington Post reports.
Google France: Google has pledged to overhaul its rules and procedures for blocking certain advertisers from buying “sponsored links” on its search engine in France, as part of a settlement announced Thursday with the French Competition Authority, The New York Times reports.
Off the Hook: A judge dismissed a murder case Thursday against a U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent in the U.S. Virgin Islands, CNN reports.