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#ABKLaw NEWS: ABKLaw client murder conviction REVERSED by Appellate Division in Brooklyn

ABK client Daniel Greenspan, who was convicted of murder in Suffolk County in 2017, has had his conviction reversed by the Appellate Division in Brooklyn earlier today!  During the trial, in which Mr Greenspan was represented by Arthur Aidala and Michael Jaccarino, the Appellate Court held that Mr. Greenspan was deprived of his right to …

ABKLaw BLOG by Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: New York Law Journal Criminal Law and Procedure column August 3, 2020

New Legislation Implementing Police Reform in New York In the wake of an historic wave of protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd, New York became one of the first states to enact an expansive package of police reform bills. In addition, the New York City Council enacted a series of laws that will …

ABKLaw In The News: Entertainment Weekly: “Attorney Alan Dershowitz demands apology for The Good Fight’s Jeffrey Epstein episode”

#ABKLaw IN THE NEWS: Entertainment Weekly “Attorney Alan Dershowitz demands apology for The Good Fight’s Jeffrey Epstein episode In a letter sent to CBS, Dershowitz’s attorney Imran H. Ansari, Esq., of Aidala Bertuna & Kamins PC, outlines why Dershowitz believes the episode “is tortious and constitutes both defamation per se and defamation by implication.” “Ansari said, ‘Contrary to …

ABKLAW In The News: 10 YEARS AGO TODAY – ACQUITTAL – William Rapetti NOT GUILTY in crane collapse

ABKLAW In The News:  10 YEARS AGO TODAY – ACQUITTAL – William Rapetti NOT GUILTY in crane collapse Crane man cleared The master rigger blamed by prosecutors for causing the horrific East Side crane collapse that killed six of his friends and a tourist from Florida was acquitted of charges yesterday that could have put …

ABKLAW In The News: 10 YEARS AGO TODAY – ACQUITTAL – William Rapetti NOT GUILTY in crane collapse

ABKLAW In The News:  10 YEARS AGO TODAY – ACQUITTAL – William Rapetti NOT GUILTY in crane collapse Crane man cleared The master rigger blamed by prosecutors for causing the horrific East Side crane collapse that killed six of his friends and a tourist from Florida was acquitted of charges yesterday that could have put …

BLOG from #ABKLaw Lawrence Spasojevich, Esq.: LANDMARK DECISION ESTABLISHING LGBTQ RIGHTS UNDER TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

LANDMARK DECISION ESTABLISHING LGBTQ RIGHTS UNDER TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County extending the employment protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to sexual orientation, thus protecting LGBTQ individuals. Prior to this decision, many states, …

ABKLaw BLOG:  Employers Could Face Audits and Criminal Liability After Receiving Federal Assistance During COVID  

BLOG from our #ABKLaw Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq.:  Employers Could Face Audits and Criminal Liability After Receiving Federal Assistance During COVID   The CARES Act, passed during the recent COVID-19 health crisis, made available over $2 trillion in economic stimulus, aid loans and relief to individuals, state and local governments, and businesses and corporations.  However, along …

ABKLaw BLOG by Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: New York Law Journal Criminal Law and Procedure column – Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms

Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms In the midst of an historic pandemic, the Legislature enacted amendments to sweeping legislation it had enacted last year: limitations on monetary bail; expansion of discovery in criminal cases; and the enhancement of the right to a statutory speedy trial. In his Criminal Law and Procedure column, …

#ABKLaw NEWS: Partner Michael Jaccarino, Esq. securing ABKLaw client release from federal prison at Otisville following COVID-19 concerns

While the press has been reporting this week that Michael Cohen – Donald Trump’s former lawyer, as well as former Republican State Senate Majority Dean Skelos, will be released from federal prison, another Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins client will also be released. These releases, along with many others, are occurring because of concerns about the …

From our ABKLaw Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: With Deepest Sympathy

With Deepest Sympathy The Brooklyn legal community has been hit particularly hard by the corona virus epidemic. Two Supreme Court Judges succumbed to the virus over the past few weeks and passed away: the Hon. Johnny Lee Baynes and the Hon. Noach Dear. I remember each of them well as former colleagues before I retired …
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