Class Certified: A California federal judge has certified a class in a gender discrimination lawsuit against discount retail giant Costco Wholesale Corp. The Recorder reports that lawyers say its the first class of women certified in a gender discrimination case since the U.S. Supreme Court's blockbuster ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.
No Prosecution: In what The New York Times reports is a blow to New York law enforcement's use of stop-and-frisk, the Bronx district attorney's office has stopped prosecuting people arrested for trespassing at public housing projects unless the arresting officer can be interviewed.
Libor No More: The British Bankers' Association is expected to give up its oversight of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, a benchmark interest rate used to set trillions of dollars in financial products worldwide, The Wall Street Journal reports. Libor has been a source of controversy and litigation after U.S. and U.K. financial regulators found that the rates had been manipulated in the past.
Strike Closure: The Chicago Tribune reports that a tentative contract agreed to by the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools will resolve lawsuits and labor grievances filed before the teachers went on a seven-day strike earlier this month.
Trial Date: The BBC reports that a trial date has been set for next September for several major players in the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, including former New International head Rebekah Brooks.