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Craig Chu said he is more qualified than the person the office hired, and was later told by panel members that he made them “uncomfortable.”
The judiciary committee voted Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nominee down 10 to 9. Senate Democrats say his candidacy is dead, but Hochul says the full Senate needs to vote.
Surrogate Court Judge Harriet Thompson allegedly used prejudiced language, but another judge ruled that didn’t mean she could be barred from the courthouse’s private spaces.
Daniel Kandhorov lied to business associates about a medical-billing scheme that involved referrals and kickbacks, according to the suit, which involves others with powerful connections to the mayor.
The fast-casual seafood chain never registered as a franchisor in New York and has faced several lawsuits from franchisees and investors. Its CEO argues these claims come from disgruntled ex-associates.
After sweeping layoffs of judges who reached the standard retirement age of 70, state lawmakers step in — despite concerns that problematic people could remain on the bench.
Advocates for those with mental health issues requested a temporary stay on the new plan they say broadened the justification for forcibly detaining people. City lawyers say no one has been taken in yet.
Water’s Edge in Long Island City is up for auction on the city government surplus website.
Any court battle over whether control of city jails should be transferred to a federal overseer will have to wait until April, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday.
A friend of Frank Carone got wind of the secret decision made by a judicial advisory panel.
During the trial, Judge James Burke enraged a Weinstein defense attorney, who also happens to be a close friend of Frank Carone, Adams’ chief of staff.
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Over 17,000 tenants did not have legal counsel in Housing Court cases brought by their landlords this year, new state numbers show.
After the Landmarks Preservation Commission finally approved a plan at a site where it has rejected proposals since 1983, a judge halted the plan.
A ruling says state officials went too far in their response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision nixing New York’s tough permit restrictions.
Jeremy Trapp’s lawyer says he was easily influenced by a police source, but the young man was also convicted for a pandemic loan-fraud scheme that was uncovered during the course of the brake-line-cutting investigation.
When the sibling owners of Dragonetti Brothers Landscaping were indicted in an insurance scam last year, tree maintenance in Brooklyn and Queens was put on hold. But the city Department of Investigation is working with Parks officials to rev up the chainsaws again.
The lawsuit against McKinsey & Co. was filed on behalf of the health and welfare funds of dozens of construction trade and other unions.
“They don’t need a license. Anyone can do it. They’re not regulated unless the attorney general has the time to crack down on them. And they can’t go after everybody because it’s like whack-a-mole, right?”
The ruling, which isn’t binding on other judges but will surely be noted by them, was based on the 2019 bail reform law’s requirement judges consider “ability to post bail without posing undue hardship.”
The decades-old shelter policy would have to go back to court to be undone, experts say.
Johnnie Jackson has lived in his family’s St. Albans home for most of his life and owned it for nearly 30 years. First a convicted mortgage scammer took it from him, now a bank is still trying to snatch the property.