Courts and Law

Sketches of Court: MVA damage award may be highest in NY this year

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as plaintiff attorney Paul Edelstein (standing, right) of the law firm The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP conducts a direct examination during the motor vehicle accident trial of Arkadiy Korsunskiy v. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Attorney Carlo Scissura the right guy to guide our growing Chamber of Commerce

For many of the last several years, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) had been feeling the ill effects of the economic downturn that was spurred by rampant misbehavior on Wall Street and endemic fraud throughout the worldwide banking community. … Full Article

Hynes faces threat to legacy

Charles "Joe" Hynes broke onto the national scene in the 1980s as the special prosecutor appointed by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo to investigate a notorious racial attack in Howard Beach, Queens. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $5 million verdict in motor vehicle accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as plaintiff attorney Norman Gershon (standing), sole practitioner, conducts a cross examination of neurologist Daniel Feurer (seated, right) in the motor vehicle accident trial of Mark Mungo v. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association celebrate new officers at 60th annual dinner dance

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association celebrated new officers at the 60th annual dinner dance. Shown here President Joann Monaco, treasurer Stephen Spinelli, and vice president Lisa Becker. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Brownsville shooting

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on assault and other charges in connection with a point-blank shooting that left his 19-year-old victim permanently injured. … Full Article

Legislature approves new Family Court judge openings

After months of lobbying efforts and negotiations, the state legislature has approved 25 new Family Court judgeships throughout New York State. … Full Article

Reichbach’s cause célèbre of medical marijuana continues on

The late Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach championed medical marijuana in the last moments of his life as he battled with cancer and related cancer treatments. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn celebrates June gala; new president Chidekel installed

Closing out an active and productive year, members of the Kings County American Inn of Court, led by outgoing President Justice Ellen Spodek, gathered last Monday within the cozy confines of the Red Gravy Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue. … Full Article

Mistrial declared in state senator's bribery trial

A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the federal corruption case against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, meaning his re-election campaign can proceed without fear of a conviction before Election Day. … Full Article

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