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Melissa R. Hoffmann, now a senior-level editor in the New York City media world, began her career in 2001 covering crime for the daily Times Herald-Record in Newburgh, New York. Little did the rookie reporter know, the most important news story of her lifetime would occur that fall, when a terrorist attack on New York City changed, quite literally, everything.

Amid the horror of that event were inspiring stories of ...

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Nassau Attorney Charged With Stealing Settlements

Surrogate Suspends Spending by Receiver During Investigation

Surrogate Suspends Spending by Receiver During Investigation
newyorklawjournal.com — Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III on Thursday temporarily barred the receiver of the $11 million Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, attorney Steven Schlesinger, from dispensing foundation funds pending the conclusion of an inquiry by an independent investigator.

Surrogate Orders New Probe of Foundation Receivership

Surrogate Orders New Probe of Foundation Receivership
newyorklawjournal.com — Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III on Thursday temporarily barred the receiver of the $11 million Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, attorney Steven Schlesinger, from dispensing foundation funds pending the conclusion of an inquiry by an independent investigator.

OAD to Present Gould Award to Halligan and Naftalis

OAD to Present Gould Award to Halligan and Naftalis
newyorklawjournal.com — The Office of the Appellate Defender will host the 22nd annual First Monday in October fundraising event on Oct. 5 at the NYU School of Law. Caitlin Halligan of Gibson Dunn and Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin will present arguments based on 'Evenwel v. Abbott', a voting rights case pending in the U.S.

Acting Nassau DA Faces Opposition in Democratic Primary

Acting Nassau DA Faces Opposition in Democratic Primary
newyorklawjournal.com — The campaign for Nassau County District Attorney has posed a number of challenges for attorney Michael Scotto, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Acting D.A. Madeline Singas.

Two Vie for Democratic Nod in Nassau DA Primary Race

Two Vie for Democratic Nod in Nassau DA Primary Race
newyorklawjournal.com — The campaign for Nassau County District Attorney has posed a number of challenges for attorney Michael Scotto, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Acting D.A. Madeline Singas.

Technology Finds Its Place in Commercial Division Cases

Technology Finds Its Place in Commercial Division Cases
newyorklawjournal.com — Many New York courts, particularly in the Commercial Division, are increasingly turning to tech to increase efficiency in complicated and time-consuming cases.

Future Family Court

Future Family Court
newyorklawjournal.com — Construction has begun on the long-awaited new Nassau County Family Court at the former site of the Social Services Department in Garden City, adjacent to th...

Motion to Seal Records in Wrongful Death Settlement Denied

Motion to Seal Records in Wrongful Death Settlement Denied
newyorklawjournal.com — A Nassau County judge refused to seal court documents in the settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a gruesome murder, citing a need for transparency in what he called the first case of its kind in New York-a suit against a voluntary mental health facility for the actions of a voluntary patient.

Real Estate Lawyer Charged in Theft of Escrow Funds

Real Estate Lawyer Charged in Theft of Escrow Funds
newyorklawjournal.com — Mineola lawyer Bill Tsoumpelis was arrested Thursday on charges he stole more than $20,000 in escrow funds belonging to a Queens couple.
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May 04, 2016

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