Courts and Law

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

Legislator pleads guilty to stealing more than $2M from former client

David Denenberg, a practicing New York attorney and Nassau County Legislator, pleaded guilty today to defrauding a former client of more than $2 million. The plea was entered before U.S. … Full Article

Kings American Inn of Court gathers Jan. 27 on Remsen St.

The Kings County American Inn of Court will hold its next CLE-accredited presentation Jan. 27 at BBA headquarters, 123 Remsen St. Inn Administrator Lucy DiSalvo advises that a delicious buffet will be provided beforehand, starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. … Full Article

Fallen officers remembered at 84th Precinct meeting

Instead of presenting crime reports and Cop of the Month awards, this month’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting focused on commemorating NYPD Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who died in the line of duty last month. … Full Article

Barry Kamins named partner at new law firm

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that Kings County Supreme Court Justice Barry Kamins will be a named partner in the newly formed firm Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, P.C. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA to investigate alleged NYPD gun planting scheme

In a federal suit against the city for an unspecified damage award, a Brooklyn resident claims that NYPD detectives violated his constitutional rights when they planted gun evidence and falsely charged him with criminal possession of a firearm. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced it … Full Article
BK Live 1/20/15: Charisma & Choke Hold Report

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses NYPD chokeholds

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle's legal editor, Charisma L. Troiano, sits down with state Assemblymember Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) and Professor Maria (Maki) Haberfeld, chair of the Deptartment of Law and Police Science at John Jay College, to discuss the recent NYPD-IG chokehold report. … Full Article

Challengers want to unseat longtime NY police union leader

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch amid a rancorous public battle with the mayor.
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Brooklyn court again against school district in assumption of risk case

The Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously ordered that a negligence case against an upstate school district could continue in light of a likelihood of the plaintiff's success at trial.  … Full Article

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