Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Defendant and plaintiff found equally negligent in car accident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as defendant’s attorney John DiFalco (standing), of the law offices of James G. Bilello & Associates, makes opening statements to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Brown v. Hendricks. … Full Article

Drug trafficker gets 97 months in prison after Brooklyn Federal Court trial

A drug trafficker who was found guilty of dealing fentanyl and crack cocaine was sentenced to 97 months in prison on Thursday after a trial in Brooklyn's federal court. The fentanyl Monroe distributed was linked to an overdose death of a mother from West Virginia in April 2015. … Full Article

Brooklyn Supreme Court judges host annual courthouse holiday party

The Brooklyn Supreme Court held its annual holiday party last Friday in Downtown Brooklyn’s Surrogate Court, where approximately 300 court employees got together to share lunch and some holiday spirit. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association honors Kings County judiciary

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted Judge’s Night at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island last Thursday. The annual event continued as one of the biggest events of the year for the association, as more than 200 people were in attendance. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Trip-and-fall case due to damaged sidewalk reaches settlement

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Francois Rivera listens as an expert witness for the plaintiff testifies in the premises liability trial Henderson v. Chauncey Housing, et al. … Full Article

Frank Seddio’s dazzling light display draws thousands to Canarsie every year

As the choirs sang and the children cheered, the Seddio household’s iconic light show lit up Canarsie with holiday spirit. … Full Article

Judge Balter promoted by FDNY to Honorary Deputy Chief

A Brooklyn Supreme Court justice was sworn in as a FDNY Honorary Deputy Chief for the cases involving 9/11-related injuries that he presided over during the past 16 years. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosts breakfast with Santa at Fort Hamilton army base

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) hosted its inaugural Breakfast with Santa at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Bay Ridge on Saturday, Dec. 2. Members, their families and friends all brought their kids as they shared a breakfast and then got to meet Santa Claus. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association and Brooklyn DA's office want your old suits

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association and the Brooklyn DA's Office have joined together for a suit drive to help collect old suits for people who are searching for jobs. This is being done in conjunction with 100 Suits for 100 Men & 100 Suits for 100 Women. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association gives out new Trailblazer Award to past female presidents

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) Foundation held its annual dinner on Monday at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, where it honored a pair of judges and gave out its new trailblazer award to all of its past female presidents. … Full Article

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