Feds Can't Quit 'No Admit': Following Judge Jed Rakoff's decision to reject a $285 million settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. last week, Jenna Greene explores whether companies would settle with federal agencies if forced to admit wrongdoing.
DOJ's Classified Power Play: The U.S Justice Department is fighting in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with lawyers in civil cases over whether the lawyers have a right to classified national security information to bring claims against the U.S. government. Mike Scarcella reports.
Law School? Who Needs It?: With law school tuition on the rise, Karen Sloan takes a look at states that permit aspiring lawyers to skip law school and learn the law from a practicing lawyer or spend one or two years apprenticing after some formal law school experience.
Setting the Bar's Rules: The District of Columbia Court of Appeals this month is slated to hear a case that disputes its ability to establish D.C. Bar rules. Zoe Tillman reports.
Big Effort Against Records Rule: Andrew Ramonas explores the lobbying related to electronic medical records. The Healthcare Leadership Council, a group of health care company chief executives from hospitals, health plans and other businesses, has lined up against a proposed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule that would let patients obtain reports that would contain information about who accessed their electronic medical records in the past three years.