Dismissed: A federal judge in New York has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against Thomas M. Cooley Law School by a plaintiffs attorney who helped spearhead a series of fraud class actions against law schools in 2011, The National Law Journal reports.

Patent Chief?: Rumors circulate that the Obama Administration is set to appoint Phil Johnson, a pharmaceutical industry executive, as the next Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Gigaom reports.

Bombing Banks: A bus bombing started the chain of events that led American prosecutors to charge PNB Paribas of transferring money for nations like Iran, The New York Times reports.

Too Revealing?: A courtroom victory turned sour for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in May after the firm discovered that its client’s case was apparently based on deceit, but did the firm reveal too much, The American Lawyer reports.

Sorry: The Florida judge whose captured on video in a hallway scuffle with a public defender has offered a public apology as he returns to the bench, Florida Today reports.