BP Offensive: BP marked the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by suing Halliburton and other contractors for their role in the disaster. The Wall Street Journal story is here.
TiVo Case: In the long-running patent infringement dispute between TiVo and EchoStar Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday vacated one sanction against EchoStar and upheld another, as our Sheri Qualters reported.
Roommate charged: A grand jury indicted Dharun Ravi, the roommate of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, for hate crimes and invasion of privacy. Clementi committed suicide last year after Ravi posted online a video of Clementi in an intimate encounter with another male. The Daily Targum at Rutgers had the story.
Juvenile Sentencing: In the wake of last year's Supreme Court decision barring sentences of life without parole for juveniles in non-murder crimes, appeals are being filed to extend the ruling to murder cases as well, the New York Times reports.
Scanlon Must Pay: A D.C. federal judge last night ruled that Michael Scanlon, a former associate to Jack Abramoff, cannot challenge efforts by the Greenberg Traurig law firm to recoup from Scanlon the $17 million it had to pay out to victims of a fraud scheme in which Scanlon participated. More on the ruling here on The BLT.