Courts and Law

This past March, Patria Frias-Colón, the Brooklyn borough chief of the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, received the Legal Excellence Award from the Brooklyn Distric … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Hung jury results in mistrial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as defendant’s attorney David S. Gould (standing), of the law offices of Russo & Toner, conducts a cross-examination of a witness in the motor vehicle accident trial Hyppolite v. Mansour. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds comparative liability in bike-car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Reginald Boddie listens as plaintiff’s attorney Paul Maloney IV (standing) of the law offices of Edelman & Edelman, addresses the jury during Brozicek v. Vargas in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Shkreli found guilty of securities fraud

On the fifth day of jury deliberations, "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was found guilty of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women's Bar Association teaches negotiating strategies to overcome wage discrimination

The Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (BWBA) hosted a seminar titled "Get the Money You Deserve for the Job You Do — Negotiation Strategies for Women" that taught female attorneys tactics to overcome wage discrimination, at Abrams Fensterman in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Democratic Congress members back Gonzalez for DA

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has some of the biggest endorsements out of the six candidates running for district attorney in Brooklyn, and he got four more big ones on Wednesday when the borough's four Democratic U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn firm Abrams Fensterman makes Frank Carone a name partner

Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP... it just rolls off the tongue. … Full Article

Puerto Rican Bar Association hosts two-day trial advocacy program

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) hosted a two-day trial advocacy Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar that was aimed at teaching "The Nuts and Bolts of Trying a Case" to both newly admitted attorneys and more experienced ones who want to know more about trying a case. … Full Article

Deliberations resume in trial of 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

 Jurors are deliberating for a second day at the federal securities fraud trial of former pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli. They got the case Monday in New York and resumed work Tuesday. … Full Article

Shkreli jury begins deliberations in Brooklyn federal fraud trial

A jury began deliberations Monday at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, the former biotech CEO best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics on social media. … Full Article

DA candidate Dwimoh renews calls for independent review of Brooklyn DA's office

Yet another person was released from prison last week after courts determined that there was a wrongful conviction, but nobody involved with causing the wrongful conviction was punished, and one of the candidates for district attorney in Brooklyn has had enough of the lack of repercussions. … Full Article

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