Courts and Law

Forfeited funds will be used for NYPD technology

The NYPD is getting up to 41,000 tablets, handheld computers and other technology designed to make police work faster and more efficient. The initiative is funded by $160 million that was forfeited in criminal cases. … Full Article

84th Precinct detective named Cop of the Month for arrest of drug dealer

The 84th Precinct Community Council held its monthly meeting at the Brooklyn Law School on Tuesday night where it honored Det. Sheryl Wilson as its Cop of the Month. … Full Article

New chief judge appointed for Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Fidel Del Valle as commissioner and chief judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). … Full Article

Defendant alone to blame for default judgment

A non-profit organization already plagued with legal troubles was willful in a default judgment entered against the group, a Brooklyn federal judge has ruled. … Full Article
BK Live 10/21/14: Landlord/Tenant Law

VIDEO: Brooklyn Eagle legal editor discusses landlord-tenant law

Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma Troiano, Esq. … Full Article

Chief administrative judge announces 2 NYC criminal court appointments

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that new appointments have been made to New York City Criminal Court. Hon. Melissa C. Jackson has been named Administrative Judge and Hon. Alexander B. Jeong as deputy administrative judge of Criminal Court. … Full Article

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. … Full Article

After 28 years, wronged criminal defendant ponders civil suit

David McCallum spent close to three decades behind bars accused of a robbery, kidnapping and murder he did not commit. … Full Article

Local Politicians want harsher charges in anti-Israel protest assault at arena

Local officials are pleased after the police announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged anti-Semitic attack, but also concerned over the failure to charge the suspect with a hate crime. … Full Article

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