Courts and Law

Brooklyn Bar Association holds annual meeting, celebrates honorees

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony last Monday in the auditorium of the association’s Brooklyn Heights home on Remsen Street.   … Full Article

Top Court: NY drug law revisions also apply to parolees

The 2009 revisions in the tough Rockefeller-era drug laws also apply to parolees, who can seek shorter sentences, New York's highest court ruled Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Brooklyn defendants found fully liable in SoHo rear-end collision case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber and attorneys listen as court reporter Esther Spielman complies with the jury's request for a read-back of testimony in the motor vehicle accident trial Jenuz Radoncic, Mensur Kukaj & Kreshnik Kukaj v. … Full Article

Schumer makes recommendation for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn) has selected a nominee for U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York to replace Loretta Lynch, who left the post following her confirmation as U.S. attorney general. … Full Article

NY judge sentences ex-producer for Houston, Kenny G in Ponzi case

A former music producer who helped launch acts like Kenny G and Whitney Houston was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years behind bars for duping investors out of millions by claiming he had ties to West African diamond mines. … Full Article

NYS chief judge set to retire, commission seeks candidates for post

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination this week announced that it is seeking recommendations and applications of people who may be qualified to serve as chief judge of the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, as well as chief judge of the stat … Full Article

Default judgment levied against Brooklyn law firm in fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme

A Manhattan judge has ordered a default judgment against two law firms — one in Brooklyn and the other in Florida — and their lead attorney for participating in a fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Court celebrates retrospective publication

Brooklyn's federal courthouse held a reception to celebrate the publication of the New York County Lawyers Association's (NYCLA) retrospective of the Eastern District as part of its continuing 150th anniversary celebration on Tuesday. … Full Article

3 al-Shabab recruits plead guilty in Brooklyn court to US terror charges

Three men pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges they were members of the al-Qaeda offshoot that has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Africa, including one on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall. … Full Article

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