Staying On: Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II won't resign his post to concentrate on a campaign to become the state's governor, even though the last six elected attorney general's in the state have done so, Washington Times reports.
Billable Hours: A 58-year-old Minnesota lawyer has been suspended indefinitely for having an affair with a client and billing her for time they spent having sex, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He coded the time as meetings or drafting memos.
Mere Billion Patent Verdict: U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on Monday affirmed a federal jury‘s $1.17 billion verdict in a Carnegie Mellon University patent case related to noise-detection technology used in computer hard drives, the Tribune-Review reports.
Judge Retires: U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III, who was once a law partner of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced he will take senior status in the Western District of Kentucky, The Courier-Journal reports. There are now three judicial vacancies in that district.
More Than Seven Years: The Eastern District of North Carolina "now has the dubious distinction" of having the country's longest lasting federal district court judicial vacancy, which has been unfilled for more than 2,500 days, the Wilmington StarNews reports.