Prosecuting Greed: The FBI disclosed that it's building insider trading cases against about 120 people, The Wall Street Journal reports. As part of the agency's push against insider trading, it also rolled out a new advertising campaign featuring actor Michael Douglas, famous for portraying fictional insider-trading villain Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street.
Virginia Tech Trial: Virginia officials and the families of two women slain at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007 were unable to reach a settlement late last week, meaning a trial is scheduled to proceed beginning March 5, The Roanoke Times reports.
Back to Court: The New York Law Journal reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ordered Bank of America's $8.5 billion settlement with investors over mortgage-backed securities back to state court.
Libel Pardon: The president of Ecuador has announced plans to pardon three newspaper executives and one columnist convicted in a libel case, The New York Times reports. President Rafael Correa had successfully sued the newspaper, but said he "never sought to bankrupt anyone."
Supreme Court Insider: In Monday's edition of our exclusive Supreme Court newsletter, reporters Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle reported on: speculation about Justice Clarence Thomas as a brokered GOP presidential nominee; "weird" oral arguments in Elgin v. Department of Treasury; and a looming circuit split over whether student counselors at state universities can refuse to advise gay students. Click here for a peek at the newsletter and more information on subscribing.