Mark Hamblett

Bond Agents Must Return Premiums When Defendants Denied Bail, Court Finds

Mark Hamblett

A bail bond agent cannot keep the premium when a criminal defendant was denied bond and never released from custody, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Circuit Affirms Life Sentence for 'Silk Road' Creator

Mark Hamblett

Ross Ulbricht's conviction and life sentence for running a dark channel website for large-scale drug trafficking using the bitcoin currency has been affirmed by a unanimous federal appeals panel.

Circuit Grants Fee Award Following Lengthy Dispute

Mark Hamblett

An attorney who scrambled to catch up on 10 years of litigation in a discrimination suit and then secured a settlement on the eve of trial is finally going to get paid following a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Court Declines NYC's Bid to Withhold Occupy Reports

Mark Hamblett

A federal judge has refused to set aside an order requiring New York City to turn over online police booking data and other information sought by plaintiffs suing over the arrest of Occupy Wall Street protestors in lower Manhattan in March 2012.

Circuit Vacates Sentence in Child Pornography Case

Mark Hamblett

A divided panel found an 18-year, nine-month sentence imposed on a man caught at the Canadian border with thousands of images of child pornography was substantively unreasonable.

Sports Gambler Billy Walters Convicted of Insider Trading

Associated Press and Mark Hamblett

A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson saw the jury verdict convicting him of insider trading charges Friday as only a gambler could. "I just lost the biggest bet of my life," William "Billy" Walters said.

Jury Mulls Guilt of Sports Gambler Billy Walters in Insider Trading Case

Mark Hamblett

It's now up to the jury to decide whether professional sports gambler William "Billy" Walters is guilty of trading on inside information supplied by disgraced former Dean Foods chairman Thomas Davis.

Attorney Arrested for Fraud, Theft of Other Lawyer's ID

Mark Hamblett

An attorney who allegedly submitted scores of fraudulent immigration forms for actors, musician and artists—and then stole another attorney's identity to keep the scheme going—was arrested Monday.

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Lawyer Who Acted in Bad Faith

Mark Hamblett

A False Claims Act action by an attorney who claimed to have personal knowledge that some 60 companies defrauded Medicare was rightly dismissed, a federal appeals court held Monday.

Judge Gives Initial OK to Settlement Over Revlon Ads

Mark Hamblett

A settlement of deceptive advertising claims against Revlon for touting an anti-aging cosmetic that claimed to alter DNA has received preliminary approval by a federal judge.

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