Ghost Clients: BP on Tuesday sued Texas plaintiffs lawyer Mikal C. Watts in New Orleans federal court, claiming "brazen fraud," and alleging that he claimed to represent tens of thousands of clients who turned out to be "phantoms," The New York Times reports.
Military Tribunal: What should the U.S. do with a Russian who was captured fighting with the Taliban several years ago and held in a detention facility near Bagram air base in Afghanistan? The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration is actively considering moving him to the United States to face a military tribunal - a move that could lead to a clash with Congress.
Poop Cruise: More than 4,000 passengers and crew members were stranded aboard the Carnival Triumph for days in February. According to exclusive documents obtained by CNN, the crew set sail with only four of six generators fully operational, knowing of an ongoing generator fire hazard. Houston attorney Frank Spagnoletti represents several dozen passengers suing the cruise line.
Hitting Where it Hurts: The row over the arrest of a diplomat in New York is escalating - India on Wednesday announced retaliatory measures against the United States including a freeze on duty-free alcohol, Reuters reports.
EU Penalty: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is set to be fined early next year in a European Union antitrust probe into an underwater power cables cartel that tests regulators’ ability to penalize private-equity investors, Bloomberg reports.