Bird boarder sues after review accused her of killing parakeet

The owner of the Manhattan pet-boarding facility Bird Camp is crying fowl in a defamation lawsuit against a family for claiming in online reviews that she killed their Canary Winged Parakeet Polly. Bird Camp has “boarded birds for 16 years without incident,” fumes proprietor Rosalee Gibson in her new

Roger Stone beats defamation case brought by political foe

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Friday beat a defamation case by a political rival who claimed the self-described “Dirty Trickster” falsely portrayed him as a child molester. Five of six Manhattan Supreme Court jurors found that former New York gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich “failed to prove by a

Judge tosses taxi-medallion owners’ case to the curb

Two taxi-medallion owners can’t sue a city regulatory commission for failing to keep the yellow-cab industry profitable in the face of competition from Uber and Lyft, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge said in a ruling released Tuesday. Marcelino Hervias and William Guerra brought their case against the Taxi &

Boss told clerk that God wanted her to sleep with him: suit

A 68-year-old Manhattan accountant lured his 23-year-old clerk to his home office by saying he wanted to teach her about income-tax returns — then claimed God wanted her to be his sexual plaything, according to a new lawsuit. More On: sexual assaults Cops search for subway perv who groped woman LAPD calls

High-ranking court official resigns amid sexual harassment claim

A high-ranking court supervisor in the crosshairs of a sexual harassment claim has quietly quit. First Deputy Chief Clerk John T. Dougherty — husband of Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Marguerite Dougherty — retired last week from his $131,000 a year job, two months after The Post reported on an underling’s accusations

Dozens to be charged in illegal parking placard scheme

More than two dozen people will be charged Tuesday in a scheme that flooded the city with fake placards that let motorists illegally park their cars, The Post has learned. About 30 people are named in sealed indictments that will be handed up in Manhattan Supreme Court, sources said Monday. Several suspects

Teacher alleges DOE conspired with principal to push him out

A former city teacher who objected to a “gender bender” day for students at a Brooklyn high school last year ended up without a job, The Post has learned. Veteran social studies teacher Richard Severin opposed an April 2016 “spirit day” event at Urban Action Academy in Canarsie when students dressed

Harassment probe allegedly tossed because defendant’s wife is a judge

A Brooklyn court clerk claims investigators mothballed her sexual-harassment complaints against her boss because his wife is a judge. Criminal Court clerk Judy Torres-Albert alleges her supervisor, first deputy chief John T. Dougherty — who is married to Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Marguerite Dougherty, 62 — has tormented her for 10

Driver pleads not guilty in deadly Times Square rampage

The crazed driver who plowed his car through Times Square earlier this summer, killing a young tourist and injuring 18 others pleaded not guilty to murder charges Thursday as one victim’s mother wept in the gallery. “I’m entering a plea of not guilty on behalf of my client,” defense lawyer Enrico

CUNY coach fired for sexual harassment sues to get his job back

A CUNY athletic director who was canned for allegedly asking a female basketball player to show him nude selfies and telling her he’d like to have sex with her is suing for his job back. Rogelio Knights Jr., 34, insists in the Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he’s innocent of harassing

City wants to quash discrimination suit because there’s no victim

Where’s the victim? That’s what city attorneys are asking in seeking to quash a lawsuit that claims the property tax system discriminates against tens of thousands of largely minority homeowners. The suit, de Blasio administration lawyers say, doesn’t identify a single person affected by the supposedly unfair policies. The Manhattan Supreme Court case

My boss asked if I ever “took any naked pictures’: suit

A Brooklyn Criminal Court clerk claims her boss asked if she “took any naked pictures” of herself and once referred to her as “one of those hot Latinas,” a harassment filing claims. In the Manhattan Supreme Court petition, Judy Torres-Albert accuses John T. Dougherty, first deputy chief clerk for criminal matters

Teacher files lawsuit for extra pension

New York City teachers who retire at the end of the school year still want to get paid for the summer. Former math instructor Irving Lieblich has filed a class action lawsuit against the 200,000-member Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York for the extra pay. Lieblich, 89, says the

Woman sues over neighbor’s alleged home music studio

Tickling the ivories is no laughing matter for a Manhattan woman who claims her neighbor’s piano playing has made her life hell. Marguerite Plekhanov is demanding to switch to a different apartment in her West Chelsea building, which is mostly designated as affordable housing for artists, actors and musicians, because her

Sharpton daughter’s suit in jeopardy after lawyer skips court

A Manhattan judge is threatening to toss out Dominique Sharpton’s $5 million trip-and-fall lawsuit against the city after her lawyer was a no-show at a recent court appearance. “On May 10, 2017, plaintiff’s counsel failed to appear at a scheduled compliance conference,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Alexander Tisch wrote in an

Sharpton daughter’s suit in jeopardy after lawyer skips court

A Manhattan judge is threatening to toss out Dominique Sharpton’s $5 million trip-and-fall lawsuit against the city after her lawyer was a no-show at a recent court appearance. “On May 10, 2017, plaintiff’s counsel failed to appear at a scheduled compliance conference,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Alexander Tisch wrote in an

Judge scammed into sending $1M to Chinese bank

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge was duped into sending $1 million to a Chinese bank in an email scam, sources said. Justice Lori Sattler, 60, opened an email earlier this month that appeared to be from her real estate lawyer and told her to wire the large amount of cash oversees,

How the politically connected control the New York court system

Manhattan lawyers knew Judge Joan Kenney was “confrontational,” “abusive” and “outright nasty” — and said so on a judge-ranking Web site, The Robing Room. One fed-up attorney went further, complaining to the state Commission on Judicial Conduct that she was “rude” and failed to display “judicial temperament” during a settlement conference. The

How the politically connected control the New York court system

Manhattan lawyers knew Judge Joan Kenney was “confrontational,” “abusive” and “outright nasty” — and said so on a judge-ranking Web site, The Robing Room. One fed-up attorney went further, complaining to the state Commission on Judicial Conduct that she was “rude” and failed to display “judicial temperament” during a settlement conference. The