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No good deed goes unskewered at upcoming Brooklyn Law School Roast

In slightly more than two years in his post, Brooklyn Law School Dean Nick Allard has certainly made his mark at that venerable institution of higher learning on Joralemon Street. … Full Article

Hot Coffee Redux: Court Street McDonald’s sued for too-hot coffee

A panel of Brooklyn judges has unanimously ruled that facts exist to allow a trial against a Brooklyn McDonald’s for serving too-hot coffee that allegedly burned a customer. … Full Article

Avonte Oquendo lawyer to represent family in choking death

The lawyer for the family of an autistic teenager who died after disappearing from his New York City school will also work with the family of an autistic student who died after choking. … Full Article

Former owner of Islanders pleaded guilty to fraud

Stephen Walsh, a former partial owner of the New York Islanders, leaves federal court in New York on Wednesday after a federal judge told him she plans to send him to prison for 20 years after he pleaded guilty in a 13-year fraud. … Full Article

Despite ‘whirlwind’ romance, no fraud found in Brooklyn prenup

A Brooklyn judge refused to nullify a prenuptial agreement despite arguments by the wife that she was fraudulently induced into signing the agreement.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association VLP announces retirement of Jeannie Costello, names New Exec. Director

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) has announced that its longtime executive director, Jeannie Costello, is set to retire at the end of the month and a new attorney is preparing to take the reigns. … Full Article

Civil Court and Women's Bar Association address domestic violence awareness

The Kings County Civil Court's Gender Fairness Committee held a Domestic Violence 101 seminar along with the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association at the Civil Court on Livingston Street on Tuesday afternoon for judges, lawyers and members of the community. … Full Article

Loretta Lynch rises as top choice for U.S. Attorney General

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.  … Full Article

City not responsible for Coney Island drowning, Brooklyn Court rules

 New York City provided sufficiently trained lifeguards on Coney Island beach and cannot be held liable for the 2008 drowning of a 10-year-old girl, a Brooklyn Appellate Court has ruled. … Full Article

Tenant relocator operated illegally in Brooklyn apartments, harassed tenants

The New York state attorney general announced on Tuesday an agreement that requires an unlicensed tenant relocator to cease all operations, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.  … Full Article


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