Courts and Law

A Brooklyn elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.  Sadie Silver, principal at P.S. … Full Article

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses Harris v Quinn

Brooklyn Boro
Our legal editor Charisma Miller appeared on BK Live, an online cable broadcast roundtable show from Brooklyn Independent Media, on July 7 to discuss the local legal ramifications of Harris v Quinn. Check out the full video: … Full Article

Flirtatious juror leads to conviction reversal

Improper inquiry of a juror suspected of flirting with women connected to two defendants in a robbery trial compelled the Brooklyn Appellate Division to reverse the defendant’s conviction. … Full Article

Parole reinstated for Brooklyn man convicted in cop killing

A Brooklyn defendant breathes a sigh of relief as the New York State Court of Appeals has reinstated a previously rescinded parole. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge moves Barclays contract dispute forward

Brooklyn Boro
A contract case between general and subcontractors is allowed by move forward in Brooklyn’s Commercial Division, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest ruled. … Full Article

Employees at Brooklyn demolition site faced potentially fatal falls

Prospect-Lefferts
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that workers demolishing a three-unit, three-story residential building in Brooklyn’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section were exposed to potentially fatal falls due to their employer’s failure to provide and ensure the u … Full Article

Brooklyn court removes family order of protection

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn’s Appellate Division reversed an order of protection issued by a Queens Family Court judge on the grounds that the defendant was not afforded his right to an attorney.  … Full Article

Sketches of Court: MVA damage award may be highest in NY this year

Brooklyn Boro
In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as plaintiff attorney Paul Edelstein (standing, right) of the law firm The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP conducts a direct examination during the motor vehicle accident trial of Arkadiy Korsunskiy v. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Attorney Carlo Scissura the right guy to guide our growing Chamber of Commerce

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For many of the last several years, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) had been feeling the ill effects of the economic downturn that was spurred by rampant misbehavior on Wall Street and endemic fraud throughout the worldwide banking community. … Full Article

Hynes faces threat to legacy

Brooklyn Boro
Charles "Joe" Hynes broke onto the national scene in the 1980s as the special prosecutor appointed by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo to investigate a notorious racial attack in Howard Beach, Queens. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $5 million verdict in motor vehicle accident trial

Red Hook
In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as plaintiff attorney Norman Gershon (standing), sole practitioner, conducts a cross examination of neurologist Daniel Feurer (seated, right) in the motor vehicle accident trial of Mark Mungo v. … Full Article

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