Manhattan Surrogate's Court

Recent Headlines
Hamilton Heights »

Family Says its $1.5 Million Brownstone Was Stolen in Deed-Theft Scam

Kevin Hembrick and his mother, Jacqueline, say they're the victims of deed fraud and harassment.

Inwood »

NYU Hospital Pays $4M to Family of Singer Who Died After Having Twins

Michal Lura Friedman died following surgical complications from a C-section at NYU Langone in 2011.

Upper West Side »

Mysterious Man in Cowboy Garb Has $800K Coming to Him, But Can't Be Found

Lawyers, investigators and long-lost family members are searching for the ex-Upper West Sider.

Midtown »

Widow of DC Comics Co-Founder Was Conned By Workers, Son Says

The wife of the publisher who brought Superman to world left $1 million to her lawyer and her assistant.

Upper West Side »

Siblings Squabble Over Painting Worth Millions That Sold for Thousands

Cyrus Greenspon said his step-sister made a shady deal on the Ad Reinhardt painting.

Midtown East »

Polo-Playing 'Lady' Felon Wants Child Support From Family of 9/11 Victim

Gwendolyn Phillips claims she had a child with a dead trader.

East Village »

Missing Man's Wife Goes to Court to Fight Amnesiac Claiming His Identity

Leslie Bright said that the man claiming to be her husband who vanished 20 years ago is a fraud.

Upper East Side »

Hoarder in Rent-Stabilized Apartment Died With $18M, Widow Says

Lewis David Zagor made a fortune investing, but he lived in an apartment full of boxes and tchotchkes.

East Village »

Mom Says She Knew Instantly That 'Amnesiac' Missing 20 Years Was Her Son

Mary Bright says Kwame Seku, a California amnesiac claiming to be her long-lost son, is the real deal.

Midtown East »

Leona Helmsley's Estate Executors Want $100M for Their Services

The executors say part of their work involved handling the Queen of Mean's disgruntled employees.

Midtown »

Time Warner in Fight For Revered Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's Prints

Alfred Eisenstaedt's generosity is at the heart of a legal fight over the rights to his early work.

Upper East Side »

Modell's CEO Accused of Expensing $7M on Trips and Food

Mitchell Modell spent lavishly on steaks, Disney World trips and massages, his sister-in-law claims.

New York City »

Opera Singer Hopes Adoption Records Can Prove Italian Roots

Jordanna Rose believes her granddad's records could help her career, court documents say.

Upper East Side »

Collectibles Firm Accused of Holding on to Wall Street Whiz's Memorabilia

The estate of finance whiz Martin Zweig says a firm kept a valuable Michael Jordan jersey and more.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Longtime Provider of ESL Classes to Immigrants May Shut Over Funding Cuts

The Riverside Language Program will likely close by September if it can't get emergency funding.