Shutdown Crisis: With a federal shutdown looming, the Wall Street Journal offers a comprehensive look at last-minute efforts to reach a deal.
Mayhem in Miami: The New York Times has the story of a $3 million birthday party in Miami Beach that was nearly derailed by local ordinances banning short-term home rentals. Luckily for the birthday gal, a Miami judge stepped in at the last minute to save the day.
LexisNexis Deal: ALM, the parent company of the National Law Journal and other legal publications, announced a new deal to make its content available through LexisNexis, the National Law Journal reports. The new agreement goes into effect May 1.
Unequal Teacher Pay: The Labor Department is ordering Prince George's County officials to pay $5.9 million in backpay and penalties to teachers from foreign countries, the Washington Post reports. County officials violated labor laws by recruiting these teachers and then requiring them to pay for their own work visas.
Preemptive Strike: Google and its attorneys announced plans this week to bid on a portfolio of thousands of patents and patent applications in a move to stave off future patent litigation. Am Law Litigation Daily has the details.