Courts and Law

Brooklyn’s new district attorney announced a policy on Tuesday to decline prosecution in low-level marijuana possession cases. This decision by D.A. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association installs new officers and trustees

The Brooklyn Bar Association inducted its officers and newly elected trustees on June 11, in the ceremonial courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall.  … Full Article

Fight not over for Brooklyn senior residents

Park Slope
Residents at a Park Slope senior home are able to remain a while longer thanks to the extension of a previously-issued temporary restraining order (TRO). … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn closes year with June gala at Red Gravy

The Kings County Inn of Court June Gala, to be held at the Red Gravy Restaurant at 151 Atlantic Ave., is set for Monday evening, June 16. While there is no charge for members, there will be a charge for guests. Is it too late to make a reservation? … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Will pro bono rule change fight serve as President Fallek’s legacy?

The Brooklyn Bar Association Board of Trustees has left no doubt as to where its membership stands with regard to the controversial debate revolving around a proposal to require 50 hours of pro bono service as well as the publication of dollar amounts lawyers had contributed to legal-servic … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Motor vehicle trial, or my wives’ birthdays

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as attorney Todd Restivo (standing) of the law firm Restivo & Murphy LLP conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the motor vehicle trial of Wu Zheng v. Robert Visciano that took place last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge rejects effort to toss out LICH scores

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Friday rejected the motion brought by advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to toss out several “questionable” scores for proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article

19 explosive sniffing canine cops graduate in NYC

Nineteen New York pooches trained to sniff out explosives have become official law enforcement officers. The newest members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police matriculated Friday at a ceremony in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. … Full Article

Ordeal not over for many despite reBar guilty plea

DUMBO
A Brooklyn business owner has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and faces up to 10 years behind bars. In two agreements with separate law enforcement agencies, Jason Stevens, owner of reBar, agreed to pay restitution to the state, city, and jilted couples that planned weddings at the Brooklyn venue. … Full Article

Judge denies sealing records despite motion by both parties

A Brooklyn federal judge rejected arguments by both plaintiff and defendant that particular records be placed under seal. … Full Article

Indictment announced in murder of 6-year-old boy

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Wednesday that a Brooklyn man has been named in a five-count indictment charging him with second-degree murder and other charges in connection with a stabbing spree that left a six-year-old boy dead and his seven-year-old friend seriously in … Full Article

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