Courts and Law

The Catholic Lawyers Guild Diocese of Brooklyn, Kings County Chapter, said goodbye to its president, inducted new officers and honored six others during its 41st annual awards dinner at Gargi … 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

Mom sues NYC over son's stabbing death in Brooklyn public housing

The mother of a 6-year-old who was stabbed to death in a public housing complex elevator sued the city Thursday, saying officials let blatant security risks linger before the attack on her son and a 7-year-old friend. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Defense argues construction worker should have sought help to move 800 lb. buggy

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Arthur Schack listens as plaintiff's attorney Dennis Breen (standing), of the law firm Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnel & Ryan LLP, conducts a direct examination in the labor law trial of Hector Lun … Full Article

Long Island man sentenced up to 12 years in Brooklyn hit-and-run spree

A Long Island man has been sentenced in a case of vehicular manslaughter that left a 9-year-old child dead and two others injured, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article

Brooklyn Supreme Court celebrates Law Day and 800 years of the Magna Carta

The Kings County Supreme Court held its annual Law Day celebration where it recognized the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in front of Brooklyn's most prestigious judges and lawyers in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

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