Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Cross-examination in livery cab accident case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as attorney Tino LaTorre (standing), of counsel to the law office of Bryan Barenbaum, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial of Erik Garcia v. GMD Inc. & Saleh Meah.  … Full Article

Bushwick man sentenced for stabbing death of girlfriend

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Eagle has learned. … Full Article

One detective’s history of providing false evidence gives grounds for Brooklyn defendant’s new trial

A new trial has been granted for Brooklyn criminal defendant Rosean Hargrove, who has been in prison for close to 23 years — held on a crime he says he did not commit. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Who is liable in Brooklyn intersection accident

In this courtroom sketch Hon. David Vaughan listens to a read-back of testimony during the motor vehicle accident trial of Gerlando Salsini v. Mary Anne Youseff last week in Kings County Civil Term. Court reporter Diane Dickson (seated) transcribed the proceedings.  … Full Article

Nonresident attorneys required to maintain physical office within state

In a recent interpretation of a statute governing attorney activity, the New York State Court of Appeals unanimously held that state law requires nonresident attorneys wishing to practice in New York state to maintain an actual office here.  The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals … Full Article

Judge recuses himself from high-profile Brooklyn case of alleged wrongful conviction

A Brooklyn judge who presided over a high-profile murder case — now turned into a case of suspected wrongful conviction — has recused himself from all upcoming proceedings on the case. … Full Article

De Blasio: Clearing court backlog will shrink NYC jail census

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says fixing bureaucratic backlogs in the courts will reduce the number of people locked up in the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. … Full Article

5 board members of Brooklyn charities sued for wrongful real estate sale, misappropriation of funds

An attempted sale of two Brooklyn townhouses may have constituted an illegal real estate transaction. … Full Article

25 years to life in prison for fatal crash that left Brooklyn couple, premature infant dead

Julio Acevedo, 46, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Williamsburg in 2013 that left a young couple and their premature infant dead. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: In car accident case, teenager's life expectancy set at 53 years

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wayne Saitta resolves issues of law for opposing attorneys in an off-the-record moment outside the presence of the jury in the trial of Daniel Vega v. Caidi Zhong-Peng. … Full Article

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