Courts and Law

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver indicted

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted Thursday on three charges after his arrest last month in a federal bribery case. … Full Article
BK Live 2/17/15: Death, Dying & the Law

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses death, dying and the law

Is there a right to die with dignity? To choose the manner and time of your death? A group of terminally ill patients, their medical advisors and a Brooklyn legislator are asking that very question: Do those with a terminal illness have a right to die with dignity? … Full Article

Driver in two car crashes may be criminally liable for responding officer’s death

A Brooklyn appellate court has reinstated charges against a drunk driver and found that criminal liability may apply even when a defendant is not the immediate cause of a deadly accident.  … Full Article

New York state lawsuit claims UPS shipped untaxed cigarettes

The New York state attorney general says in a lawsuit that UPS allegedly shipped 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the state between 2010 and 2014. … Full Article

New York chief judge proposes major grand jury reforms

ALBANY— Major grand jury reforms proposed Tuesday by New York's chief judge include releasing records of closed-door proceedings when nobody is charged and direct judicial oversight when police are i … Full Article

Challenges continue for both defense and prosecution in Gurley case

The Brooklyn case against an NYPD officer is set to move forward, and both the prosecution and defense are preparing legal arguments.  … Full Article

Brooklyn native gets $7.5M payment in man's wrongful imprisonment suit

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Lawmakers in a Hudson Valley county have cleared the way for a $7.5 million settlement with a Brooklyn native who spent 26 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing a 92-year-old woman. … Full Article

How cases involving 2 NYPD cops and 2 unarmed men measure up

The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garn … Full Article

GOP delays vote on Loretta Lynch nomination

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans delayed a committee vote on the president's nominee for attorney general Thursday, saying they had more questions for Loretta Lynch. … Full Article

Atlanta lawyer arrested in multi-million dollar WTC insurance fraud scheme

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that Atlanta-based attorney Darius X. … Full Article

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