Mark Hamblett

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.

Second Circuit Clarifies Trigger for Revealing Debt Amounts

Mark Hamblett

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has clarified the law on what constitutes an "initial communication" that triggers a debt collector's obligation to state the amount of the debt under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Fired Engineer Denied Whistleblowing Fee in CityTime Scandal

Mark Hamblett

A man who claimed credit for exposing the CityTime automated payroll and timekeeping scandal has been denied a cut of a $500 million settlement between New York City and a contractor on the project.

Moguls' Plan to Build Park on Hudson Pier Dealt Setback in Court

Mark Hamblett

The quest of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and media mogul Barry Diller to build a park on the Hudson River has been dealt a setback in federal court.

UPS Liable for Penalties Over Untaxed Cigarettes

Mark Hamblett

New York state and New York City have prevailed in their case against United Parcel Service for the shipment of contraband cigarettes from and between Native American reservations.

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