Human Rights Watch fires general counsel after she used N-word in classroom lecture

As it appeared in the ABA Journal By Debra Cassens Weiss April 27, 2021 Human Rights Watch fired its general counsel earlier this month after she used the N-word in an April 1 Zoom lecture on hate speech as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. The Columbia Spectator, the university’s student newspaper, broke the story, …

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Ex-FIT dean says school made her scapegoat in ‘racist’ runway scandal: suit

As it appeared in the New York Post By Priscilla DeGregory Updated February 22, 2021 3:47 PM An ex-dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology claims that she was made to be a scapegoat in a school scandal after a black model came forward with accusations that a school runway show was racist, new court …

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Lawyers for ex-Suffolk DA Spota and top aide say the men committed no crime

September 12, 2019In The News

As it appeared in Newsday By Robert E. Kessler [email protected] Updated September 12, 2019 7:30 AM Former Police Chief James Burke never admitted to then-Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota or Spota’s top aide that he had beaten a prisoner, the lawyers for the former officials contend in arguing that their clients committed no crime in …

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Judge sets trial schedule for ex-DA Thomas Spota, aide McPartland

July 1, 2019In The News

As it appeared in Newsday A federal judge Thursday set a Nov. 12 date for jury selection in the trial of former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and the head of his anti-corruption unit, Christopher McPartland. U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack also set Sept. 4 for the next hearing in the case, at which time …

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Judge delays the Spota-McPartland trial to November

April 3, 2019In The News

As it appeared in Newsday U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack acted after defense attorneys said the amount of pretrial discovery material federal prosecutors have handed over is too ‘voluminous’ to review in time for the trial set for May 14. By Robert E. Kessler [email protected] A federal judge on Monday delayed until November the cover-up …

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Spota, McPartland Plotted to Obstruct Justice in Burke Case, Newly Filed Prosecution Papers Say

December 6, 2018In The News

As it appeared on Newsday. By Robert E. Kessler The papers provide details of how, according to federal prosecutors, then-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota and aide Christopher McPartland masterminded the cover-up of the Christopher Loeb beating — along with then-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke. Thomas Spota, while Suffolk district attorney in June 2015, demanded that a …

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News from Krantz & Berman LLP

November 8, 2018In The News, Newsletters

Krantz & Berman LLP, a distinguished litigation boutique with offices in NYC and Westchester County, announces two recent honors for its Founders, Larry Krantz and Marjorie Berman, as well as other news. Larry Krantz Elected to American College of Trial Lawyers Board of Regents At its annual meeting in October 2018, the American College of …

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Krantz & Berman LLP Turns 21 – But We Were Born Legal!

Krantz & Berman LLP Turns 21 – But We Were Born Legal! Krantz & Berman LLP takes great pride in announcing the Firm’s 21st anniversary. To celebrate, we’ve opened a Westchester office and launched a new website. We thank our clients, colleagues and friends. You have made our two decades of success possible. In the …

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