Courts and Law

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s (BBA) Young Lawyers Committee held its first event of the legal season at the Grand Prospect Hall’s new beer garden, the Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, in South Slope  … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards for past pain and suffering in fender bender

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Larry Martin listens as plaintiff’s attorney Andrea Borden (standing), of the law firm Burns and Harris, presents evidence electronically to the jury with the aid of a screen projection in the summary jury trial Chukwuemeka v. Han. … Full Article

Massachusetts Delegation: Drop subpoenas against NY and MA Attorneys General

Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is calling on U.S. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to drop subpoenas targeting Attorneys General Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Eric Schneiderman of New York. … Full Article

Mexican narcotics trafficker pleads guilty in Brooklyn court

A Mexican citizen, Salvador Uribe Jimenez (aka Salvador Jimenez Uribe) pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday for his role in a long-running international drug smuggling conspiracy. … Full Article

Neighborhood policing to expand to more Brooklyn precincts

Mayor Bill de Blasio and outgoing Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Tuesday that 12 more NYPD precincts and New York City Housing Authority Police Service Areas (PSAs) would join the neighborhood policing program. … Full Article

Judge throws out Brooklyn Bridge Park Pierhouse lawsuit

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel on Thursday threw out a lawsuit attempting to block construction of part of the Pierhouse residential/ hotel complex at 130 Furman Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park seeks to move Pier 6 lawsuit from Manhattan to Brooklyn court

Construction of two controversial residential towers on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t begin until at least Dec. 1 as a court mulls a request by the park to change the venue of a lawsuit seeking to block the development. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Verdict in favor of electrocuted plaintiff in labor law trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Edgar Walker listens as plaintiff’s attorney Dominique Penson (standing), of the law firm Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson, conducts a direct examination in the labor law trial John Anthony Hegarty v. … Full Article

Cyclones outing a hit with the Bay Ridge Lawyers

Members of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) visited MCU Park in Coney Island on Tuesday night to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones sweep a doubleheader against the rival Staten Island Yankees. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: City not responsible in slip-and-fall trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernard Graham listens as attorney Mark Sullivan (standing), in-house counsel for the defendant, delivers his opening remarks to the jury in the medical malpractice trial Spinello v. NYC Health & Hospitals. … Full Article

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