In Court Today

Court Name: United States District Court
Judge Leonard D. Wexler

Date: 1/23/2017 9:30 AM
Room: 940

Case: Barrella v. Village of Freeport et al

Summary: Jury selection in retrial of race discrimination action by a white Freeport Village Police Lieutenant. In the first trial, plaintiff successfully argued that an African American mayor deliberately demoted several white officers, replacing them with less-qualified black and Hispanic candidates. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $1.35 million verdict based on evidentiary errors.

Court Name: United States District Court
Judge Joan Azrack

Date: 1/24/2017 10:00 AM
Room: 920

Case: United States v. Derounian

Summary: Status conference for Sea Cliff man facing fraud and identity theft charges in a complex scheme (including a forged will) to loot $1.2 million from the estate of a 77-year-old woman. Defendant was released from prison in 2007 after serving more than 20 years for the robbery/murder of a Bellmore jeweler.