Courts and Law

Judge to decide on sale of Prince Hotel

The future of the Prince Hotel, one of the most notorious spots in Bay Ridge, will soon be decided, but it’s not clear what will ultimately happen to the building that for so long has been the source of outrage and complaints in the community. … Full Article

5th suspect arrested in slaying of Cuomo's aide

Authorities say they've arrested a fifth suspect in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the hours before last year's West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association to meet Tuesday after Labor Day

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights. It will be the first meeting of the year under new President Dean Delianites, who was sworn in last June. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School welcomes new class during convocation ceremony

Brooklyn Law School recently held its annual Convocation Ceremony, during which 350 students marched from the campus to the federal courthouse where they listened to speeches from Hon. Robert A. Katzmann and others. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee hosts first meeting of the new legal season

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s (BBA) Young Lawyers Committee held its first event of the legal season at the Grand Prospect Hall’s new beer garden, the Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, in South Slope on Wednesday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Damages award in pedestrian knock-down

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as Nicholas Tzaneteas (at right), trial counsel to the law firm Weser and Weser, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Chou v. … Full Article

NYC Law Department participates in mock trial with Brooklyn Latin School

The New York City Law Department continued an annual tradition when its employees helped students from the Brooklyn Latin School compete in a mock trial event this past June. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $2.5 million settlement in labor law trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wayne Saitta listens as plaintiff's attorney Dario Perez (standing), of the law firm LaRock & Perez, addresses the jury during his opening remarks in the labor law trial Colorado v. W. F. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts’ summer Internship Program comes to an end

The best of the students from the Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship Program were honored with awards for their excellent efforts as student-interns during the annual awards ceremony, which was held at the Supreme Court on Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday, Aug … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury returns verdict for defendants in premises liability trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as plaintiff’s attorney Jordan Tucker (standing), trial counsel to the law office of Beth J. Schlossman Esq., conducts a direct examination of an eyewitness in the premises liability trial Joseph Vasile v. … Full Article


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