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Court proceedings against the owner of a Brooklyn assisted living facility -- who has been trying to empty the residence so it can be sold to a developer -- were put aside until next week due to th … Full Article

Hearing vs. owner of Prospect Park Residence postponed after death of two seniors

Court proceedings against the owner of a Brooklyn assisted living facility -- who has been trying to empty the residence so it can be sold to a developer -- were put aside until next week due to the deaths of two of the elderly plaintiffs. … Full Article

Attorney General nominee from Brooklyn picks up GOP support

WASHINGTON — Key Republicans heaped praise on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch Thursday and one senior lawmaker announced his outright endorsement, setting the stage for Lynch's confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job. … Full Article

Family of man shot by police files claims against NYC

The family of an unarmed man shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway has notified the city that it intends to file lawsuits seeking $50 million. … Full Article

BREAKING: Brooklyn D.A. to expand wrongful convictions review

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has announced his intention to explore wrongful conviction claims in felony burglary and other non-homicide cases. … Full Article

Brooklyn federal court puts stop to fraudulent Mister Softee ice cream trucks

A Brooklyn court has ordered a Queens man to pay thousands in attorney fees and costs for defaulting on a suit alleging trademark infringement and the use of fake ice cream trucks to confuse consumers into thinking that they were enjoying Mister Softee ice cream.  … Full Article

After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers lead the way to Atlantic City seminars

Members Will Win Valued CLE Credits – And Perhaps More – In Famed ‘Boardwalk Empire’ … Full Article

Court Street lawyer given warning by Brooklyn federal judge

In a decision last week, a Brooklyn federal judge called a lawyer to task for threatening to push a case to appeal over a disagreement with an evidence ruling. … Full Article

Michael Farkas sworn in as president of the Kings County Criminal Bar

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) held its annual election to induct Michael Farkas as its new president Thursday night. … Full Article

Special prosecutor may be coming to Brooklyn

In the State of the State address Wednesday, New York Gov. … Full Article

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