Two lawyers that were accused of fraud relating to the gulf oil spill settlement are criticizing the special master’s investigation and asking a federal judge to vacate his order adopting the findings. The special master, former FBI director Louis Freeh, was appointed by the judge to investigate the claims process amid reports that the fund was paying out inflated and nonexistent losses. National Law Journal ($)
Privacy class actions against Facebook and Zynga are set to begin next week, but the plaintiffs in the cases could face an uphill battle, reports the American Lawyer. The cases drew conservative judges who consolidated and shortened the time available for arguments.
Prosecutors have unsealed FCPA charge against two former executives of Petro Tiger, accusing them of bribery violations in Colombia. WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal
Plaintiffs’ lawyers and the NFL have agreed to the terms of a $760 million settlement over concussion-related lawsuits. The players will have several months to accept or opt-out once a judge approves the settlement. New York Times