Leo Glasser

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Leo Glasser
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/10/1981 - 06/30/1993
Senior:   07/01/1993 - Present
Preceded by:   Jacob Mishler
Succeeded by:   Allyne Ross
Personal History
Born:   1924
Hometown:   New York City, NY
Undergraduate:   College of the City of New York, B.A., 1943
Law School:   Brooklyn Law, LL.B., 1948
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Israel Leo Glasser (1924-present) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He joined the court in 1981 after an appointment from Ronald Reagan. At the time of appointment, Glasser was Dean of Brooklyn Law. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1993.[1]

Early life and education

  • 1943: College of the City of New York, B.A.
  • 1948: Brooklyn Law School, LL.B.[1]

Military career

  • 1943-1946: U.S. Army Technician[1]

Professional career

  • 1948-1969: Professor of law, Brooklyn Law School
  • 1969-1977: Judge, Family Court of the State of New York
  • 1977-1981: Dean, Brooklyn Law School[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Glasser was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 23, 1981, to a seat vacated by Jacob Mishler; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1981, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1993.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Allyne Ross.

Notable cases

Reduction in emotional damages (2012)

     United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Jupiter v. United States, 05 CV 4449 (ILG)(RML))

Judge Glasser presided over a malpractice lawsuit where Warren Juniper died after a gastric leak was missed after gastric bypass surgery. In December of 2012, Judge Glasser ruled in favor of Warren's wife, Barbara, and children. The payout was $5 million to his wife and $900 thousand to his children. Kevan Cleary and Richard Hayes, assistant U.S. attorneys, appealed the $900 thousand awarded to the children after it was found that their father was abusive, stating,
His parental malfeasance included punching his son’s arm in a restaurant, calling him a ‘homo’ and ‘not a man’ when they did not pay what he thought was sufficient attention to him ... at other times Jupiter would upset his children with talk of ‘suicide and dying,[2][3]
After reviewing the appeal, Judge Glasser altered his decision, lowering the $900 thousand award to $150 thousand. Glasser had this to say about his ruling, "I have thought and I was mistaken. The award I made to the children was egregiously excessive."[2] The award to Warren's wife remained at $5 million.

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
  2. 2.0 2.1 New York Daily News, "Brooklyn federal judge: $1 million windfall too heavy for children of dead 'abusive' dad," August 27, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jacob Mishler
Eastern District of New York
1981–1993
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Allyne Ross


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