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The Appellate Division, 2nd Department ruled that comments made about one’s business partner during a contentious litigation cannot be deemed defamatory statements for the purpose of a civil  … Full Article

From delivering the Brooklyn Eagle to prosecuting Saddam Hussein

Brooklyn Boro
World renowned Attorney Greg Kehoe was born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, but his family moved to Rockaway Beach on the edge of Brooklyn at the age of six. … Full Article

New Family Court judges may be moving to Brooklyn

The state legislature has given New York’s third branch of government—the judiciary—a much needed cash influx in its approved budget for fiscal year 2015.  … Full Article

Court rejects new cases on birth control coverage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away an early look at a challenge by religiously affiliated not-for-profit groups to the new health care law's provision on birth control coverage. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge not entitled to retirement pension refund, court rules

An appellate panel has denied a pension refund to a Brooklyn judge (a government employee for over 30 years), despite misinformation provided by the New York State pension provider.   … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Justice D’Emic gets plaudits along with key post

There have been some big changes in management of our criminal courts over the past year and some pleasant surprises. When Chief Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters Hon. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn of Court barristers explore stop & frisk

While the NYPD and the legal profession may be in a quandary over Mayor de Blasio’s “Stop & Frisk” modifications, many in the Kings court community–especially the Nathan Sobel Inns of Court Chapter, led by President Justice Ellen Spodek -- have been probing its potential for drama … Full Article

Issue of wrongful convictions played out on a Brooklyn stage

Brooklyn Heights
Four men who spent a combined 63 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit talked about the consternation they experienced when they realized that they might be surrounded by hardened criminals for decades, the tribulations of denied appeals, and the ultimate relief of being vindicated and … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: High-low agreement for plaintiff injured en route to cemetery

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Leon Ruchelsman listens as attorney Edwin Ossa (standing), of the law firm Crisci Weiser & McCarthy, conducts a cross examination in the motor vehicle accident trial of Syvette Archey v. Kings & Queens Auto Livery, et al.  … Full Article

Judge’s misreading of jury note leads to new trial for jailed defendant

Brooklyn Boro
A Queens judge’s incorrect handling of a jury communication led the Brooklyn appellate court to order a new trial for an imprisoned defendant. … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community presents notable ‘Ruthie’ awards

Downtown
The Kings County Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee and the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association joined together once again, on Thursday, to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of distinguished female members of the Brooklyn legal community. … Full Article

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