Courts and Law

The state Supreme Court's Appellate Division in Brooklyn Heights on Friday dismissed the appeal of a doctors group seeking to block the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer. … Full Article

Lynch brings prosecutor's perspective to Justice Department

WASHINGTON— As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues strikingly similar to what she's dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its … Full Article

Finally! Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON— Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay. The vote was 56-43 in the Senate Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: School not liable for child’s injury because victim came to school too early

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Richard Velasquez listens as defense attorney Lauren Roza (standing), of the office of the NYC Corporation Counsel, conducts a cross-examination of a witness in the bifurcated trial of Latavia Person v. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury to weigh disputed use of stapling device during medical procedure

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Sylvia Ash listens as plaintiffs' attorney Judith Livingston (standing), of the law firm Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, conducts a cross-examination in the medical malpractice trial of Suzanne Devine and George Devine, v. George S. … Full Article

Loretta Lynch heads for confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON— Five months after she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as attorney general, Loretta Lynch will finally get a confirmation vote in the Senate. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association celebrates 50th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon

The Columbian Lawyers Association (CLA), First Judicial Department, honored Hon. John A. Barone at its 50th annual Rapallo Award Luncheon last Saturday at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. … Full Article

After Brooklyn gun smuggling investigation, TSA adding new security measures

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a Brooklyn criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Secretary J … 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

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