Courts and Law

In a decision last week, a Brooklyn federal judge called a lawyer to task for threatening to push a case to appeal over a disagreement with an evidence ruling. … Full Article

Ex-judge on top N.Y. court joins law firm in Albany

ALBANY— A judge who recently left New York's highest court has joined a law firm as a partner in its Albany office. … Full Article

DOT deals blow to Gowanus Tunnel hopes

Twenty years ago, half a million residents in west Brooklyn welcomed a proposed development as an infrastructure miracle in the making! … Full Article

Reputed N.Y. mobster gets $300,000 settlement for conviction

A reputed mobster has won a $300,000 settlement after his conviction for a 1994 murder was overturned. The Daily News reports that Mario Fortunato's lawsuit was settled in the New York state Court of Claims on Dec. 19. … Full Article

Georgia prosecutor to be nominated as Lynch's Deputy A.G.

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama has announced plans to nominate a Georgia prosecutor as the next deputy attorney general. … Full Article

Funeral set for 2nd NYPD officer killed in ambush

Two days after an emotionally heart-wrenching funeral for slain Officer Rafael Ramos took place, plans for the funeral of his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, were announced. … Full Article

Courts see foreclosure filings rise even with new stringent requirements

The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) released the 2014 Foreclosure Report showing that foreclosure filings steadily increased since 2011, as well as a spike in the amount of homeowners represented by legal counsel.  … Full Article

NYPD boosts security at 2 precincts after threats

Police have increased security at two New York City stationhouses while investigating threats against them in the wake of the deadly shootings of two officers last weekend. … Full Article

Too late: Cops' deaths highlight outdated systems

After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time. … Full Article

U.S. Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election last fall but that now leave his congressional future in question. … Full Article

Brooklyn Appellate Court disbars previously disbarred attorney

A panel of Appellate Division, Second Department, justices unanimously ruled that a Queens attorney be disbarred and stricken from the Roll of Attorneys following a 2014 conviction for conspiracy to commit fraud. … Full Article
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