Appointed: President Barack Obama appointed Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, The New York Times reports. Obama skirted Senate Republicans under the constitutional provision for making appointments when lawmakers are in recess.
Settled: AT&T has agreed to pay TiVo $215 million to settle two patent infringement suits. Our sister publication, The Recorder, has all the details.
Apathy: Reuters snagged a sit-down interview with William Robinson, the head of the American Bar Association, to discuss criticism that law school saddles grads with huge debt and limited employment options. Robinson showed little sympathy.
Pro Se: A California woman brought Honda to small claims court, after she opted out of the class action lawsuit settlement against the automaker. The Los Angeles Times reports the settlement was over less-than-advertised fuel economy on certain models of Civics that would have paid at least $100 to claimants. The woman, a former attorney, is asking for $10,000.