Discovery Rules: Former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), a senior advisor at Covington & Burling, writes an op-ed in support of proposed changes to the federal discovery rules aimed at reducing the cost and burdens of litigation, in The Wall Street Journal. Read previous coverage of the issue here in The National Law Journal.
Barging Counsel?: As the House Oversight Committee interviewed a whistleblower Thursday, "two guys from Commerce's General Counsel office—very much uninvited—barged into the hearing," The New York Post reports.
Travel Questioned: Federal appeals court Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr.'s retirement ended an investigation into allegations that he made "questionable travel reimbursement requests," The Courier-Journal reports.
Kindness Campaign: "Leaders of this seaside resort town would prefer you keep that @&#$%! language to a minimum, please," USA TODAY reports.
Mine Controversy: Gold Fields Ltd.'s General Counsel Michael Fleischer quit amid a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe of the sale of a mine, Bloomberg reports.