Edwards Seeks Dismissal: The Charlotte Observer reports on arguments in federal district court in Greensboro, N.C., over whether a judge should dismiss criminal charges against former presidential candidate John Edwards (D).
Cost of Living Matters: New lawyers in private practice in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta earn lower median salaries but enjoy more buying power than associates in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco, The National Law Journal reports.
DLA Leadership: DLA Piper partners are considering bringing on former Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel to serve as co-global chairman of the firm, Reuters reports.
Defending China: Two Chinese lawmakers said in a briefing with reporters on Thursday that the country's legal system "provide[s] full protection to the freedom of the citizens," despite criticisms that it does not protect civil liberties, The Associated Press reports.
Eight-Figure Tort: The Boston Globe reports on a $15 million lawsuit filed against Domino's Pizza and Deutsche Bank in connection with a brutal killing of a pizza-delivery man at a vacant building where the bank held the title.
Latest on Giant Lego Man: The Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune digs into the deep questions surrounding a new local resident: Will he be seen in public again? What does his future hold? And does he enjoy any legal rights of his own?