Courts and Law

After the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that white police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the community, pol … Full Article

Wrongful death suit of Brooklyn ‘Kung Fu Judge' Phillips moving ahead

Samuel Boykin, administrator of the estate of famed Brooklyn “Kung Fu Judge” John Phillips, is moving ahead with his suit against the Prospect Park Residence, which he blames for the death of his uncle. … Full Article

Brooklyn hosts legal expo for small businesses

Dozens of small business owners flocked to Brooklyn on Wednesday to take advantage of free legal advice on a myriad of issues.  … Full Article

Split Brooklyn court orders suppression of gun evidence in juvenile case

A New York appellate court issued a split ruling earlier this month, holding that NYPD officers lawfully pursued and arrested a juvenile suspect and a lower court judge properly applied probation for the possession of a firearm.  … Full Article

Prospect Park Residence back in Brooklyn court over eviction of seniors

Families of the elderly residents living the Brooklyn assisted living facility, Prospect Park Residence, were shocked to learn in court last week that the landlord had made an agreement back in January to sell the property for $76 million. … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer says organ donation case could have been avoided

The lawyer for a Brooklyn father who fought to keep his brain-dead daughter’s organs intact says that the court system did not have to get involved.  Faulting the staff at the hospital where the young child was held, attorney David Hernandez says his client was given inaccurate information  … Full Article

Hit and run death a stark reminder of new 25 mph speed limit

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run by a vehicle on Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday night. … Full Article

Reid: AG Lynch nomination could happen next year

Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate action on President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general will occur next year when Republicans are in charge. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School dean comes to Brooklyn’s defense

The 2014 New York state bar exam pass rate saw a noted decline among most of New York’s law schools, prompting the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) to pen a note to New York deans expressing dissatisfaction with the July 2014 bar exam results. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School Dean Nick Allard stars in charity roast

Although Nick Allard is not from Brooklyn and became dean of Brooklyn Law School just two years ago, he has quickly become one of the borough’s favorite sons. … Full Article

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