Courts and Law

A panel of Brooklyn judges has unanimously ruled that facts exist to allow a trial against a Brooklyn McDonald’s for serving too-hot coffee that allegedly burned a customer. … Full Article

Brooklyn man released from prison after typo found in sentencing transcript

A Brooklyn appellate court has ruled against prosecutors and released a man from prison in spite of a found error in the sentencing transcript citing double jeopardy as the ground for release. … Full Article

N.Y. woman can keep $10K ring from ex, distinguished from similar Brooklyn case

A judge has ruled that a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep the $10,000 ring he gave her because he never proposed to her.  … Full Article

New test applied for legal malpractice suits

The New York State Court of Appeals has established a new test for malpractice suits against lawyers. … Full Article

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


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