Judge tosses case after lawyer says he won’t wear a mask

“I want the record to reflect that I am speaking with great difficulty,” plaintiff lawyer Howard Greenwald, 68, gasped from behind his mandatory face mask in newly-reopened Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday.

“I want to the record to reflect that I am sweating profusely from the effort,” Greenwald told Justice Lawrence Knipel, according to a transcript obtained by The Post.

“Your honor, look at me. Look at me,” the lawyer begged.

“You look fine to me,” answered Knipel, who heads the borough’s civil courts. “I’m not a doctor, but –“

“I am dripping wet here, your honor,” Greenwald interrupted.