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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
POT IN THE POCKET  BROOKLYN DA ON MARIJUANA

VIDEO: Brooklyn DA Thompson discusses borough's pot policies

Marijuana use and how law enforcement is handling it has become a hot-button issue around the country. Medical marijuana use has been passed in a very limited number of circumstances here in New York and is already legalized in Washington and Colorado. … Full Article

Howe’s ‘Summer Stroll’ on Third Ave. envy of other neighborhoods

Thousands of “strollers” from various neighborhoods — including Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Williamsburg — descended upon Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Fridays, July 18 and 25, for what has become the city’s most popular “Summer Stroll” event. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Man survives subway fall, sues for damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Arthur M. Schack listens as Mark Yagerman (standing, right), trial counsel to defense attorney Wallace D. Gossett, conducts a direct examination of a witness in the case of Johnny Searcy v. NYCTA & MTA last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

Brooklyn principal arrested on drug charges

A Brooklyn elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.  Sadie Silver, principal at P.S. 28 Warren Prep Academy, allegedly attempted to smuggle heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility. … Full Article

Former reBar owner sentenced to jail for tax fraud

The owner of a popular Brooklyn wedding venue was sentenced Monday to three- and one-third to 10 years behind bars for failing to pay state and city sales taxes. … Full Article

Caribbean-American Chamber announces upcoming gala's honorees

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held a membership roundtable and power breakfast meeting at its headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Lucky Star seeks Yellowstone injunction

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Carolyn Demarest listens as the plaintiff’s attorney, Perry Ian Tischler (far left), conducts a direct examination during an order to show cause appearance last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

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