Hired: Penn State University has retained Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, The Centre Daily Times reports. The prominent Washington lawyer will advise Penn State President Rodney Erickson as his university deals with the fallout from the child sex abuse charges filed against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Deal: Congress likely will reach a compromise to prevent a government shutdown this week, The Washington Post reports. A short-term funding measure runs out Friday.
Terrorism Prosecutions: The New York Times examines how an aggressive prosecution strategy has filled prisons across the United States with more men convicted in terrorism cases than the number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Dismissed: A federal judge threw out 2010 oil spill claims brought by some Alabama cities and Mexican states, saying they were too far away from the disaster to be physically harmed, Bloomberg reports. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans has dismissed hundreds of claims, limiting the scope of the oil-spill litigation.
Settled: Crowell & Moring reached an agreement with Regal Real Estate to settle a lawsuit in which the company claimed a former firm counsel failed to return millions of dollars of escrow money to it, the New York Law Journal reports. The lawyer, Douglas Arnsten, faces extradition from Hong Kong to face charges stemming from the misappropriation of the money.