Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: On sole issue of extent of damages, Brooklyn jury awards $225K for past and future pain

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Arthur Schack listens as Bret I. Myerson (standing), of the law firm Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky, addresses the jury during a direct examination of the plaintiff (seated) in the summary jury motor vehicle accident trial of Nelson Tam v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Appellate Court to hear appeal in case where ex-judge admitted race bias

A Brooklyn Appellate Court judge has granted a certificate of appeal allowing a criminal defendant the opportunity to appeal his conviction after the original judge admitted a race-based bias against the defendant during his trial. … Full Article

84th Precinct’s Cop of the Month honored for saving a life

The 84th Precinct Community Council named its first Cop of the Month of the year on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Terrorism suspect who planned to join ISIS will plead not guilty, lawyer says

A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join ISIS will plead not guilty to terrorism charges, his attorney said. … Full Article

Brooklyn NYPD auxiliary officer charged with hacking FBI database, NYPD computers

Brooklyn federal court unsealed Tuesday a criminal complaint charging Yehuda Katz, an NYPD auxiliary deputy inspector, with executing a scheme to hack into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases. … Full Article

Bookkeeper indicted for stealing thousands from Carroll Gardens plumbing supply company

A Queens woman has been charged in a 159-count indictment with stealing almost $325,000 from a family-owned plumbing supply business in Carroll Gardens, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article

Eastern District of New York celebrates 150 Years

The Eastern District of New York (EDNY), with its primary courthouse located on Cadman Plaza East in Downtown Brooklyn, celebrated 150 years on Monday during a special session of the court presided over by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District Carol Amon.  Hons. … Full Article

Federal judge lets NY prison hepatitis policy claim proceed

A lawsuit that says New York state officials, including former Gov. George Pataki, supported a policy to trim medical costs that led to the denial of hepatitis treatment for some inmates can proceed to trial, a judge has ruled. … Full Article

NYPD officer gets 18 years for armed robberies while on duty

A Brooklyn federal judge last week sentenced a police officer to 18 years behind bars for committing a series of armed robberies and attempted armed robberies — including some while in uniform — as well as conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds negligence in New Year's Eve crash but awards no damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Gloria Dabiri listens as Manuel A. Romero conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Tarik Frelow v. Danny Leung, Carrie S. Jones, & Mahmoud T. … Full Article

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