Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules against plaintiff in motor vehicle accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernadette Bayne listens during a direct examination by plaintiff’s attorney David E. Thomas (standing), trial counsel for Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky, during the motor vehicle accident trial Polynice v. … Full Article

Judicial Friends, MBBA celebrate 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

The Judicial Friends and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) got together to commemorate 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth at Brooklyn’s federal courthouse on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA gets conviction: Man held victim captive 3 days in rape case

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday that a 31-year-old man was convicted of kidnapping, raping and torturing his former girlfriend for three straight days, with their 2-year-old daughter present at the apartm … Full Article

Two named Cop of the Month after Brooklyn Bridge Park arrest

Along with the rise in popularity of Brooklyn Bridge Park has come an increase in crime in the park, but a pair of police officers from the 84th Precinct were honored on Tuesday for their part in helping stem that rising tide. … Full Article

Lynch: More arrests expected in FIFA corruption probe

FIFA and embattled President Sepp Blatter faced more pressure on Monday as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned of new indictments in a widening investigation of corruption in international soccer. … Full Article

George and Michael Farkas, Arthur Aidala honored at annual Dror Dinner

Three Brooklyn attorneys, George Farkas, Michael Farkas and Arthur Aidala, were among the honorees at the fourth annual Dror Freedom and Unity VIP Benefit Dinner, which took place at the Broad Street Ballroom in Manhattan on Thursday. … Full Article

Judge Silver discusses medical malpractice at Columbian Lawyers Meeting

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted its first Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting since the summer break at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Sept. 8. The guest speaker was Hon. … Full Article

BLS Prof. Bill Araiza to speak about ‘Enforcing the Constitution’ at St. Francis College

St. Francis College will welcome Brooklyn Law School Professor Bill Araiza for a Constitution Day celebration to speak about “Enforcing the Constitution” on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in the college’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education. … Full Article

Federal courthouse gallery features tribute to Sept. 11 and a fallen firefighter

The federal courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn unveiled its latest exhibit in the Charles P. Sifton Gallery called “September 11, 2001 (Please stop saying 9/11)” with a reception featuring the artist Christopher Saucedo on Wednesday. … Full Article


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