Andrew Denney

UPS Hit With $247M Judgment Over Cigarette Shipments

Andrew Denney

A federal judge in Manhattan has awarded a combined $247 million in penalties and damages in favor of New York City and New York State against the United Parcel Service in a dispute over shipments of untaxed cigarettes into the state.

Brooklyn Lawyer Cleared of Illegal Voting to Run for Judge

Andrew Denney

Brooklyn attorney John O'Hara, the first person charged with illegal voting since Susan B. Anthony, has over the past several years been reinstated to the bar and had his name cleared. Now he is setting his sights on a new challenge: He wants to lead a slate of insurgent candidates to run this year

Giuliani, Mukasey to Remain in Gold Dealer's Defense

Andrew Denney

A gold trader charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran will keep former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on his defense team despite the fact that their firms represent banks that allegedly fell victim to the violations.

Bharara to Law Grads: Stand Up to Authority to Defend Justice

Andrew Denney

Preet Bharara encouraged New York Law School graduates during a commencement address on Thursday to question others—even their superiors—when the time is right. "Justice cannot tolerate fake news, or alternative facts or abuse of power," said Bharara.

Public Memorial for Abdus-Salaam Set for Friday

Andrew Denney

While her death remains under investigation, Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who was found floating in the Hudson River on April 12, will be honored on Friday at a public memorial in Manhattan.

Pollard Blocked in Bid to Loosen Parole Terms

Andrew Denney

A federal appeals court has denied a bid by Jonathan Pollard, who served prison time for leaking U.S. intelligence to Israel more than 30 years ago, to alter the terms of his parole.

Fire in Brooklyn Courthouse Deemed Accidental

Andrew Denney

An overloaded power strip was to blame for the May 10 fire at the Brooklyn Criminal Court building that injured several firefighters and others on site, according to the Office of Court Administration.

Giuliani to Court: I Had No Role in Trump Travel Ban

Andrew Denney

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said in court papers filed Monday that he had no hand in crafting controversial executive orders from the Trump administration banning travel from Muslim-majority countries and that he has not served on a commission related to such orders.

All 5 NYC DAs Agree on One Thing: Better Pay Needed to Attract, Retain Talent

Andrew Denney

New York City's district attorneys say that to attract and retain legal talent they need additional funding to be able to offer prosecutors more competitive salaries.

NYC, Citibike Settle With Brain-Injured Cyclist in Run-Up to Trial

Andrew Denney

Just as the case was set to go to trial, New York City and Citibike have settled a negligence lawsuit against the city government and the bike-sharing service filed by a cyclist who was not wearing a helmet and who suffered brain damage in an accident.

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