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This blog by the six-time published author Jonathan Cooper, is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of non-compete agreements, breach of contract matters, school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidentsslip and/or trip and fall accidentsauto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products

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5/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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5th Grader Claims School Teacher Ignored Her Injuries - Deliberately

In a disturbing story coming out of New Mexico, a 5th grader claimed that her teacher deliberately ignored her playground injuries due to differences she had with the student's parents. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please visit the website of Long Island, New York school negligence and child injury attorney, Jonathan Cooper at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact him directly at 516.791.5700.

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3/28/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Brooklyn Court Dismisses Student's Claim Against School for Sexual Assault

Jonathan Cooper discusses how a recent decision from a Kings County judge dismissing a special needs student's injury claims

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3/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Some NY Schools Can Get Away With Negligent Supervision

In this article, New York school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one New York school - although grossly neglectful of a special needs student - managed to avoid civil liability for its negligence. For additional information on this topic, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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6/23/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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In a personal injury case that concluded just last week, a jury awarded $285,000 to a 12 year-old student who was assaulted, and beaten unconscious by a fellow 13 year-old student while a teacher stood less than 5 feet away. Although the school issued a public statement claiming that they intend to appeal the jury's finding because they believe there was nothing that the school could have done to prevent the fight from occurring, the plaintiff's attorney noted that the jury's finding that the school was negligent and had acted unreasonably was solidly grounded because the fight took place just a few feet from a teacher, who did nothing to stop the fight - which continued for over 2 minutes - other than press a panic button. In my view, this case will be a close one, because while the school's position certainly has merit, the plaintiff will likely argue that although the school could not have prevented the start of the fight, they should have been able to prevent the continuation of the fight, which lasted for over 2 minutes, and that the child's injuries were primarily sustained in the middle of the assault, rather than at the beginning of the fight. More information on this topic can be found at "How To Prove Your School Negligence Case."



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5/22/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Earlier today, an upper school picture shoot went terribly awry when the grating covering a cellar window by Brooklyn private girls school Shaarei Torah collapsed, causing several girls to fall down a 15 foot shaft, and sustain personal injuries including possible fractures. Volunteer EMS organization Hatzolah, as well as NYPD and Fire Department immediately responded to the accident scene, which was located at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Church Avenue, and took the injured students to several different local area hospitals including Methodist Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Hospital.

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