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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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1/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Liable for Creating Snowbank "Deathtrap" at Bridge, Says Appeals Court

Author of the New York guide to accident cases (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York auto accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from one of New York's appellate courts that reinstated the wrongful death claims against New York State. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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1/5/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Long Island Looking for (Wrong) Solutions to Avert Wrong-Way Car Crashes

Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent article putting forth the means that are being considered to avert further wrong-way crashes across Long Island.

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12/17/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Malfunctioning Traffic Signals in NYC a Recipe for Disaster - But Not City Liability

Author of the New York guide to accident cases, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York car accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses the legal implications of malfunctioning traffic signals throughout New York City. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

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7/6/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Driver Runs School Bus Stop Signal, Then Explains "I Didn't Know What It Meant"

Long Island, New York school bus and auto accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a driver ran through a school bus's stop signal because she apparently didn't understand what the sign meant. For additional information on how auto and bus accident cases are handled under New York law, please download Jonathan Cooper's free book on New York accident cases at https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/reports/free-new-york-personal-injury-book-why-most-accident-victims-do-not-recover-the-full-value-of-t.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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2/16/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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New York Appellate Court Refuses To Dismiss School Assault Case

In a decision that was reported in today's New York Law Journal, Long Island, New York child accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how an upstate appeals court affirmed a trial court's decision that denied a school's motion to dismiss a personal injury and negligent supervision claim against the school, finding that this particular assault may have been foreseeable to the school, and that the school failed to discharge its duty to the plaintiff-student. For additional information on school negligence and assault cases generally, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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1/10/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Insurer's Lawyer: Plaintiff's Lawyer Had No Right To Believe/Rely On What We Said

In yet another example of the lengths some insurers and their attorneys will go to, a recent decision rendered by a Brooklyn trial court judge vacated a settlement agreement that was based on wrong information that the insurer had provided, and was relied upon by both parties before effectuating the settlement. For more articles and videos on this topic, please visit Long Island, New York accident attorney Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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12/23/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Police Must Still Drive Responsibly, Even When Responding To Emergency, NY High Court Holds

Long Island, New York author of The New York Accident Book, Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent and important decision from New York's Court of Appeals that placed strict limits on a police officer's rights to rely upon certain provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law that give them greater latitude in the care they must show while driving.

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12/14/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Computer/Cell Phone User Beware: Your Records May Be Discoverable In A NY Car Accident Case

In an opinion published on the front page of today's New York Law Journal, an appellate court held that a driver's computer and cell phone records must be disclosed in order to verify whether he was - or wasn't - using them at the time of the car crash. For additional information on car accident cases generally, and how to avoid common mistakes that will reduce the value of your accident claim, please download Long Island, New York accident attorney Jonathan Cooper's Free e-Book at www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com.

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11/23/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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How Unfamiliarity With Your New York Auto Insurance Can Cost You - Big Time

This blog post discusses a recent decision from New York's highest court that precluded an accident victim from recovering the full value of her claim because she (or her attorney) was unfamiliar with certain important aspects of the insurance law and the insurance policies. For additional information on mistakes that will reduce the value of your accident claim, please visit www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com.

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9/29/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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IAlthough the merits of the underlying personal injury lawsuit are highly questionable, in a fascinating and important decision that was handed down last week, and published in today's New York Law Journal, one of New York's Appellate courts reversed a Westchester County trial court's decision, and held that the driver of a car that hits a drunk can in turn seek contribution from the bar that served the plaintiff too much alcohol, in violation of New York's Dram Shop Act, to compel the bar to pay their fair share of the blame for the auto accident.

In this case, O'Gara v. Alacci, the driver of a car knocked down the plaintiff, who had wandered into the middle of a parkway after leaving a bar. The plaintiff sued to recover damages for her personal injuries, and contended that the driver of the car handled his car negligently, and therefore bore some resposibility for the accident. The defendant driver, in turn, sued the bar that served alcohol to the plaintiff, asserting that the bar was also somewhat responsible for the accident, because they served alcohol to the plaintiff even after she was obviously drunk.

New York's Dram Shop Act states that anyone who has been injured, whether personally, or even monetarily, due to the intoxication state of another is entitled to recover in contribution from the one who unlawfully caused or added to the intoxication, i.e., after the person was already clearly intoxicated.

In issuing this ruling, the Appellate court rejected the trial court's holding that the bar's duty to abstain from serving alcohol to an already-drunk person runs only to that person; instead, the Appellate court held that this duty also runs to the general public, including the driver of the car that was involved in this pedestrian knockdown.



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