Courts and Law

The family of an unarmed man shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway has notified the city that it intends to file lawsuits seeking $50 million. … Full Article

NYC continues to pay large sums to settle Brooklyn wrongful conviction cases

New York City will pay $17 million to settle three wrongful criminal convictions. City Comptroller Scott Stringer said last week that the settlements involve cases handled by retired homicide Detective Louis Scarcella.  … Full Article

Brooklyn DA affirms conviction in 2003 murder

The Brooklyn district attorney has affirmed the conviction in the 2003 murder of a Fairfield University student. … Full Article

Reports of misuse of funds emerge in attempt to save a Brooklyn hospital

It is being reported that while trying to push a Brooklyn hospital through a bankruptcy filing, lawyers and accountants took advantage of the fact, charging upward of $16 million in fees in expenses.  … Full Article

Judge tosses murder conviction linked to Brooklyn ex-detective

A 1991 murder conviction was vacated on Friday after prosecutors told a New York City judge that the state's key witness had lied about who did it, a case linked to a retired detective at the center of dozens of wrongful conviction claims. … Full Article

NYPD overseer reviews suspected chokehold cases

The New York Police Department and an independent agency tasked with investigating excessive force claims are inconsistent in determining how and when officers are held accountable for using prohibited chokeholds, according a report being released Monday by the city's new inspector general for po … Full Article

NYC is paying $17M to settle 3 wrongful conviction cases

 New York City will pay $17 million to settle three wrongful criminal convictions. … Full Article

Don’t ignore lawsuits, judge warns Bensonhurst residents

If someone files a lawsuit against you, don’t ignore it thinking it will just go away. It won’t. And you’ll wind up paying big time. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge honored by Court Officers Association

At its 34th Annual Awards Dinner this past November, the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association honored a Brooklyn judge as its coveted Man of the Year Award.  … Full Article

In attempt to keep Eric Garner records sealed, prosecutors point to former Brooklyn D.A.’s failed effort

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan Jr. is fighting against efforts to open the grand jury minutes in the Eric Garner case, citing centuries-old legal doctrine that supports the secrecy of grand jury records. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge organizes viewing of historic St. Francis of Assisi manuscripts

A group of Brooklyn judges and lawyers had an opportunity to check out a historic exhibition about St. Francis of Assisi and a presentation by Brooklyn College professor Paul Moses at Borough Hall on Tuesday night. … Full Article


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