Courts and Law

WASHINGTON— As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues str … Full Article

More officers requested for Brooklyn Bridge Park after shooting

Brooklyn Bridge Park suffered a well-publicized violent incident on April 15 when two shots were fired on Pier 2, and as a result, the 84th Precinct has made a request for more cops to help patrol the popular park during the summer months. … Full Article

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries seeks solutions for the country, keeps Brooklyn at heart

U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is one of 29 members of the delegation representing New York’s interests in Washington, D.C. And like his senatorial counterpart U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Will dangers of drones, gyrocopters finally prompt new regulations?

Several months back, a local photographer made nationwide news when a drone — buzzing around for publicity purposes — suddenly veered off court and sailed right into her head. … Full Article

Judge Thompson honored for helping to found Presidential Leadership Council

The Hon. William C. Thompson, a retired judge and WWII hero,  was honored for helping to launch the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) at an event at the Brooklyn Heights Casino on Montague Street on Thursday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Cross-examination in livery cab accident case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as attorney Tino LaTorre (standing), of counsel to the law office of Bryan Barenbaum, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial of Erik Garcia v. GMD Inc. & Saleh Meah.  … Full Article

Bushwick man sentenced for stabbing death of girlfriend

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Eagle has learned. … Full Article

One detective’s history of providing false evidence gives grounds for Brooklyn defendant’s new trial

A new trial has been granted for Brooklyn criminal defendant Rosean Hargrove, who has been in prison for close to 23 years — held on a crime he says he did not commit. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Who is liable in Brooklyn intersection accident

In this courtroom sketch Hon. David Vaughan listens to a read-back of testimony during the motor vehicle accident trial of Gerlando Salsini v. Mary Anne Youseff last week in Kings County Civil Term. Court reporter Diane Dickson (seated) transcribed the proceedings.  … Full Article

Nonresident attorneys required to maintain physical office within state

In a recent interpretation of a statute governing attorney activity, the New York State Court of Appeals unanimously held that state law requires nonresident attorneys wishing to practice in New York state to maintain an actual office here.  The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals … Full Article

Judge recuses himself from high-profile Brooklyn case of alleged wrongful conviction

A Brooklyn judge who presided over a high-profile murder case — now turned into a case of suspected wrongful conviction — has recused himself from all upcoming proceedings on the case. … Full Article

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