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<b>NEW GIG:</b> Mary Bono adjusted to life outside of Congress.

Post-Congress, Members Begin Job-Hunt Process

By Katelyn Polantz |

A month-and-a-half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former senators, the courtship is hot.

Tobacco Industry Reaches First Mass Accord With Smokers

By Noreen Marcus |

Three plaintiffs firms announced a $100 million settlement Feb. 25 with three leading cigarette makers to resolve about 400 federal smoker cases.

Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Thursday responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s threat to sanction him for a petition he filed in a patent case.

Foley & Lardner Partner Defends 'Unorthodox' Brief

By Tony Mauro |

Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Feb. 19 pushed back against the U.S. Supreme Court's threat to sanction him for a jargon-filled petition he filed in a patent case last year, telling the justices that although it was "unorthodox" in style, the petition "clearly and faithfully reflects" his client's views.

Uber Passenger Sues Over Alleged Stabbing by Driver

By Zoe Tillman |

A District of Columbia man who claims an Uber driver stabbed him is suing the company for $2 million.