Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Comparative fault found in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Carl Landicino listens as plaintiff’s attorney Leonora Bloom (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Bryan Barenbaum, addresses the jury during her closing arguments in the motor vehicle accident trial Miller v. … Full Article

Frank Seddio hosts final meeting as Brooklyn Bar Association president

Hon. Frank Seddio hosted the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, his last meeting as president of the association, in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday where six people were honored. … Full Article

Brooklyn Criminal Court quickly reopens despite fire that injured eight

A fire broke out at the Kings County Criminal Court which led to an evacuation of the entire building and injuries to eight court officers, according to the FDNY. … Full Article

Late judge Ted Jones remembered during BBA’s Fifth Annual golf outing

Members of the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) doffed their pinstripes for golf cleats to participate in the fifth annual Honorable Theodore T. Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Outing at the Colonia Country Club in Colonia, New Jersey. … Full Article

Brooklyn Supreme Court working to get rid of old foreclosure cases

In a move to alleviate the backlog of foreclosure cases, the Kings County Supreme Court is working to clear cases that have had no activity since Sept. 30, 2016. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project trains lawyers to be legal observers during rallies

The Volunteer Lawyers Project has been an integral part of the legal community by providing low-income Brooklynites with legal representation since it came on the scene in 1990. … Full Article

Immigrant caught smuggling 4 pounds of cocaine through JFK to be deported

A woman who pleaded guilty for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. is set to be deported after U.S District Court Judge Allyne R. Ross on Tuesday sentenced her to time served. … Full Article

Judge extends temporary restraining order halting demolition of Our Lady of Loreto

Don't touch that historic church. At a hearing Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Justice Ellen Spodek extended a temporary restraining order that halts the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville.  … Full Article

Brooklyn mail carrier arrested for destroying and holding mail

A Brooklyn mail carrier faces up to five years in prison after he was arrested and brought to federal court on Monday on charges that he allegedly held, destroyed and delayed thousands of pieces of mail over a two-year period, according to a U.S. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: No damages awarded in hit-and-run accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Lara Genovesi listens as attorney Richard Russo (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Bruce Reznick, addresses the jury during summations in the liability phase of the motor vehicle accident trial Julien v. … Full Article


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