Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

June 12, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

  • An Ohio attorney received a 14 month sentence on Friday, June 9, 2017, for his role in a 70 million dollar Ponzi scheme regarding land trust. This attorney assisted a husband and wife in fraudulent land activities. Similarly, Steven Scudder, was sentenced to three years supervised release for his use of his position as an attorney to “facilitate the Aposteloses’ fraudulent investment scheme.” 
  • A Nashville law firm landed itself in a Florida federal court for its alleged fraudulent practices with timeshare owners. The plaintiffs claimed Castle Law Group PC “masterminded a scheme to solicit timeshare owners using false and misleading advertising.”
  • National Lloyd’s Insurance Co. successfully convinced an appellate court to overturn the lower court’s decision to compel “discovery of its attorney’s fees information in litigation with property owners.” The property owners alleged the insurer did not pay the full amount of claims which led to litigation.
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