Stand Down: World leaders called on Libya's Moammar Gaddafi to surrender Monday after hundreds of rebel fighters swept into Tripoli and secured control of most parts of the capital, heralding an end to his nearly 42-year rule, the Washington Post reports
Inflated Profits?: More than half of the country's top 50 law firms may have overstated a key measure of profitability in a closely watched ranking, according to an industry analysis prepared by a major bank, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Drop It: Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York, has come under increasing pressure from the Obama administration to drop his opposition to a wide-ranging state settlement with banks over dubious foreclosure practices, according to the New York Times.
Strauss-Kahn Charges: Former prosecutors predict Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will ask a judge to dismiss sexual-assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn because they’d be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, according to Bloomberg.
Treasure Fight: In return for $2 million, Manhattan accountant Neil Ash was offering investors a stake in the one of the biggest sunken treasures ever, an underwater site teeming with emeralds.The result - a complicated and colorful legal scramble to lay claim to a trove of emeralds worth up to $500 million, Reuters reports.