Courts and Law

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

2 women charged in NYC bomb plotting case plead not guilty

Two women arrested last month for plotting to build a homemade bomb and wage jihad in New York City pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief court appearance in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School dean reflects on NY adoption of uniform bar exam

New York will next year begin using the uniform bar exam for lawyers that would enable them to practice in 15 other states, depending on their scores, the state's top judge said Tuesday. … Full Article

Edna’s Soul Food Restaurant workers to receive owed back pay

The owner of a Brownsville soul-food restaurant has been sentenced to prison for failing to pay his employees close to $17,000 in back wages, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article

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