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Courts and Law

Kings Columbians start fall season with evidence expert professor Farrell

The Kings County Columbian Lawyers Association will get an early start on its fall agenda Sept. … Full Article

U.S., New York State announce agreement to filter NYC water supply

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that the United States and New York state have reached agreement with New York City to modify the Consent Decree entered in November 1998, which required the city to construct a filtration plant for its Croton drinking water supply. … Full Article

Brooklyn attorneys eye immigration 'surge docket' to help unaccompanied minors

Images of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border for safer lands has been a common theme for many southwestern states this summer. But as the number of minor immigrants rises, states farther east are being called on to assist in bearing the load. … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle legal editor discussed Right To Record

Right To Record has become one of the biggest hot-button issues in the city, state and even the country after the NYPD Eric Garner chokehold death caught on video. … Full Article

Right to Record: Recent local events lead to declaration of right, calls for reform

On July 17, a cell phone video surfaced showing a number of police officers surrounding Eric Garner on a sidewalk in Staten Island. The officers are seen and heard questioning Garner about selling illegal cigarettes. … Full Article

New hope for incarcerated Brooklyn man

A Brooklyn man incarcerated for robbery and felony murder has renewed hope in a chance at parole after a former prosecutor submitted a letter in support of his release. … Full Article

Bankruptcy law featured in Brooklyn Bar Association’s fall agenda

Recently, we received a phone call from a worried parent whose concern was that a school in which his son was about to enroll — at substantial expense — had “gone bankrupt.” He learned of this dire prospect, he said, “on the Internet.” … Full Article

Trump stopped from challenging Coney Island tenant rent reduction

A Brooklyn judge has stopped the real estate magnate Donald Trump from challenging a rent reduction order for tenants in the Coney Island complex Trump Village Apartments.  … Full Article

Felix Ortiz opens Brooklyn legal help center

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (right) is joined by staffers (left to right) Cristian Guevara, Louis H. … Full Article

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