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Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

Carmel lawyer Carla Marin consents to pay $4M estate tax bill

If Marin and the estate pay $3.3 million within 90 days they can save $661,432.

Sister sues brother for $1M over Port Chester industrial site

The dispute was unfolding as Mill Creek Residential, Jersey City, NJ, was trying to buy the property at 1 Purdy Ave. for up to $15 million, to build an apartment building.

Cappelli sues bank to release $625,000 for Brooklyn condominium repairs

“First Republic Bank has wrongfully failed and refused to surrender to LRC $625,167 of insurance proceeds.”

Ex-hostess accuses Mt. Kisco Diner manager of sexual exploitation

“Our clients deny the allegations,” bankruptcy attorney Lawrence F. Morrison stated in an email, “and look forward to their day in court.”

Yonkers company sues Brooklyn contractor for $1.1M for missing drill rig

“At the present time,” the complaint states, “Top Grade has no information whatsoever regarding the location or whereabouts of the drill rig.”

Rockland woman files class action suit over ‘mislabeled’ Häagen-Dazs ice...

The “branding and packaging of the product is designed to – and does – deceive, mislead and defraud” consumers, she claims in a complaint filed May 24 in U.S. District Court, White Plains.

Lighthouse Living accused of building apartments with barriers

“Lighthouse systematically violates fair housing laws by developing buildings and offering rental dwelling to the public that are not accessible for individuals with disabilities,” the complaint states, “making them impossible to live in.”

Unused Ferncliff Cemetery land loses ‘sacredness as resting place for dead’,...

The 1908 sale of the 33-acre parcel to a private individual, appellate justices ruled, “constituted an affirmative act of abandonment of the cemetery use of that property.”

Mamaroneck planning board member accused of ethics violations

"Throughout the entire process, Ms. Goldstein consistently demonstrated a disregard for and refusal to conform her conduct to the letter or spirit of the code of ethics.”

$400,000 wine shipment worthless, insurer claims, when delivered to Zachys

The shipment that arrived at a Zachys facility in White Plains was damaged by “exposure to excessive temperatures” that rendered it “unfit for intended distribution, sale and end usage.”

Edison Price Lighting of White Plains fights for cash to protect...

Edison needs bankruptcy protection, according to a declaration by Emma Price, the president, to obtain breathing room from creditors while it marshals assets to “either sell the company as a whole or sell off its inventory, raw materials and other assets.”

Hampshire developers threaten to sue Mamaroneck for rejecting project

“The project does not promote environmental protection” the village planning board found, or “the most appropriate use of land.”

Insurer claims New Rochelle developer collected twice for damages

“Wilmot was unjustly enriched by cashing and retaining the duplicative payment made by Colony,” the complaint states, and “Colony has a right to the funds.”

Feds sue Dutchess County couple for $2.1M under Bank Secrecy Act

Sarah and John Glaister, British subjects and naturalized U.S. citizens, allegedly held as much as $200,000 to $3.9 million, from 2009 to 2014, in Swiss, French and UK banks.

Yonkers funeral director sued for $585,000 for off-the-books funerals

Familia, the bankruptcy complaint states, has “conceded that he shared in no less than $40,000 of the $685,000 misappropriated from the fraudulent scheme.”