Courts and Law

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

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

Caribbean Chamber celebrates MLK at Borough Hall

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held a small business power breakfast meeting at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets $75K in NYPD chokehold suit

The city has settled with a Brooklyn father who claims police officers placed him in an illegal chokehold in 2013, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.  … Full Article

Dramatic PLO trial gives terror victims stage for redress

Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a busy district of Jerusalem in 2004. … Full Article

Wronged Brooklyn defendant suit for malicious prosecution set for trial

In a complex federal civil suit brought by a wrongly convicted Brooklyn defendant against New York City, three NYPD detectives and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney, allegations of systematic misconduct by a former Brooklyn district attorney’s administration will be front and ce … Full Article

NYC continues to pay large sums to settle Brooklyn wrongful conviction cases

New York City will pay $17 million to settle three wrongful criminal convictions. City Comptroller Scott Stringer said last week that the settlements involve cases handled by retired homicide Detective Louis Scarcella.  … Full Article

Brooklyn DA affirms conviction in 2003 murder

The Brooklyn district attorney has affirmed the conviction in the 2003 murder of a Fairfield University student. … Full Article

Reports of misuse of funds emerge in attempt to save a Brooklyn hospital

It is being reported that while trying to push a Brooklyn hospital through a bankruptcy filing, lawyers and accountants took advantage of the fact, charging upward of $16 million in fees in expenses.  … Full Article

Judge tosses murder conviction linked to Brooklyn ex-detective

A 1991 murder conviction was vacated on Friday after prosecutors told a New York City judge that the state's key witness had lied about who did it, a case linked to a retired detective at the center of dozens of wrongful conviction claims. … Full Article

NYPD overseer reviews suspected chokehold cases

The New York Police Department and an independent agency tasked with investigating excessive force claims are inconsistent in determining how and when officers are held accountable for using prohibited chokeholds, according a report being released Monday by the city's new inspector general for po … Full Article

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