Courts and Law

Despite ‘whirlwind’ romance, no fraud found in Brooklyn prenup

A Brooklyn judge refused to nullify a prenuptial agreement despite arguments by the wife that she was fraudulently induced into signing the agreement.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association VLP announces retirement of Jeannie Costello, names New Exec. Director

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) has announced that its longtime executive director, Jeannie Costello, is set to retire at the end of the month and a new attorney is preparing to take the reigns. … Full Article

Civil Court and Women's Bar Association address domestic violence awareness

The Kings County Civil Court's Gender Fairness Committee held a Domestic Violence 101 seminar along with the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association at the Civil Court on Livingston Street on Tuesday afternoon for judges, lawyers and members of the community. … Full Article

Loretta Lynch rises as top choice for U.S. Attorney General

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.  … Full Article

City not responsible for Coney Island drowning, Brooklyn Court rules

 New York City provided sufficiently trained lifeguards on Coney Island beach and cannot be held liable for the 2008 drowning of a 10-year-old girl, a Brooklyn Appellate Court has ruled. … Full Article

Tenant relocator operated illegally in Brooklyn apartments, harassed tenants

The New York state attorney general announced on Tuesday an agreement that requires an unlicensed tenant relocator to cease all operations, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.  … Full Article

Kings Inn of Court to explain how oral advocacy can be 'Good, Bad & Ugly'

The Kings County Nathan R. Sobel Inn of Court will hold a highly relevant and illustrative CLE session Oct. 28, starting at 6 p.m., at Brooklyn Bar Headquarters, 123 Remsen St., we’ve been advised by Inn Administrator Lucy DiSalvo. … Full Article

Brooklyn man released from prison after typo found in sentencing transcript

A Brooklyn appellate court has ruled against prosecutors and released a man from prison in spite of a found error in the sentencing transcript citing double jeopardy as the ground for release. … Full Article

N.Y. woman can keep $10K ring from ex, distinguished from similar Brooklyn case

A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.  … Full Article

New test applied for legal malpractice suits

The New York State Court of Appeals has established a new test for malpractice suits against lawyers. … Full Article


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