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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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8/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Intoxicated NY House Painter Falls Off His Own Ladder - and Sues

Long Island, New York construction accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a painter that was drunk fell off his own ladder - and then sued for his personal injuries. For additional information on how to prove a construction site accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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7/30/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How Mass. Court Changed Its Law In Slip and Fall Case to be More Like NY

Long Island, New York slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a jury awarded a plaintiff over $4 million for the personal injuries he sustained when slipping over snow and ice. For additional information on how to prove a slip and fall case in New York, please see http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-prove-a-slip-and-fall-on-snow-or-ice-case-in-new-york, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island 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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5/4/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Having Adequate Safety Devices Isn't Enough to Defeat a New York Scaffold-Law Claim

A recent decision by New York's Court of Appeals held an owner automatically liable for the personal injuries sustained by a construction worker because there was no proof that the worker had ever been told that the safety equipment was available or that he had to use it. For additional information on how construction accidents are handled and analyzed by New York's courts, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Long Island, New York construction accident attorney Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.

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4/28/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court Allows Injured Central Park Sledder's Case to Continue - For Now

In a decision handed down by a New York County trial court on April 22, the court held that the defendants, who left exposed some poles for an exhibit that they were hired to erect, could be held liable for a plaintiff's injuries that were sustained when he came into contact with the pole. For additional information on slip and fall injuries under New York law, please visit Long Island, New York slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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4/27/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court Holds Safety Consultant Not Liable For Construction Site Accident

Long Island, NY construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a NY County trial court decision dismissing the claims against the work site safety consultant on the grounds that they did not have the right to supervise or control the plaintiff's work. For additional information on this topic, or construction accident cases in general under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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4/25/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Building Architect Protected By Construction Site Safety Laws, NY County Courts Says

In this post, Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a New York County court which held that an architect, although not a construction worker, was still covered by New York's safety statutes governing construction sites, and therefore allowed to recover damages for the personal injuries she suffered while at a worksite. For additional information on construction accident cases under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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4/21/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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The Most Formidable Defense to a New York Construction Site Accident Case

In this post, Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses the most formidable defense to a New York construction site accident case - that the defendant had no authority, and in fact did not, supervise or control the work that brought about the plaintiff's injury. For additional information on the elements of a construction site accident case in New York, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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4/19/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How Site Owners Can Be Held Absolutely Liable in a NY Construction Accident Case

In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident and personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why a Queens County trial judge denied the motions to dismiss the injury claim of a man who was hit by an excavator at a worksite. For additional information on how construction site accident cases are evaluated and handled under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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4/16/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How a Building Owner Can Be Liable for a Fire Under New York Law

In this article, and in the context of the April 12 Chinatown fire that consumed an entire building, Long Island, New York personal injury and negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how you can prove that a building owner's negligence was responsible for an accident under New York law. For additional information on New York accident cases in general, please visit www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.

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4/7/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court Holds Child's Risky Behavior Doesn't Bar School Negligence Claim

In this article, Long Island, New York child injury and school negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a hot-off-the-presses decision by New York's highest court sharply narrowed the assumption of risk doctrine, thereby assuring that more negligent supervision cases can reach a jury for determination, rather than being dismissed by the court. For additional information on child accident cases under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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3/25/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How One New Yorker's Slip and Fall Case Survived a Motion to Dismiss

Jonathan Cooper discusses how in a recent case, a plaintiff managed to defeat the defendant property owner's motion to dismiss her negligence lawsuit.

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3/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Even Without Direct Proof of Store's Negligence, Suffolk County Woman Wins Re-Trial

In this article, Long Island, New York personal injury and negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses why a Long Island judge awarded a re-trial of a negligence case after the jury had already rendered a defense verdict. For additional information on how accident cases are handled under New York law, please download a FREE copy of Jonathan Cooper's book, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" from either www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com or www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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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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3/22/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Brooklyn Court Awards Judgment to Injured Construction Worker on Labor Law 240 Claim

In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper analyzes a recent decision from a Brooklyn trial judge that awarded judgment to a construction site worker who was injured when a cinder block fell on his back. For additional information on this topic, and construction site accidents under New York law in general, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516-791-5700.

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3/20/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Appeal Court Sets Limits on Elevation-Related Risks in Construction Site Accidents

In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how one of New York's appellate courts limited the instances where a construction site worker can recover for personal injuries sustained as the result of an elevation-related risk. For additional information on how construction site accident cases are handled and evaluated under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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3/7/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Kings County Court Dismisses Worker's Accident Claim - And Disregards Jury's Verdict

In a decision from a Kings County court that is scheduled to appear in tomorrow's edition of the New York Law Journal, the plaintiff worker's injury claim was dismissed - even though the jury had found in his favor. For additional information on what you need to prove in order to win a worksite accident case, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Long Island, New York construction site accident attorney Jonathan Cooper at his Nassau County office 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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2/14/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Worker Injured At Closed Construction Site Not Entitled to Recover, Queens Court Holds

In a decision that was handed down last week, a Queens County trial court held that a construction site worker is not entitled to recover for his personal injuries when he was working there without authorization. For additional information on construction site accidents and how they are analyzed under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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2/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Queens Worker Who Fell From Ladder Wins Judgment - Even Though Ladder Not Defective

In a decision that was reported in today's New York Law Journal, and handed down by a Queens trial court on February 2, a construction site worker who fell from an unsecured ladder won summary judgment on his Labor Law ยง240(1) claim - even though there was no proof that the ladder was defective in any way. For additional Free information on the elements of a construction site liability claim under New York law, please contact Long Island, New York construction site accident attorney Jonathan Cooper at his Nassau County office at 516.791.5700.

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2/6/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Foster Parents Cannot Be Sued For Negligent Supervision By Their Kids, NY Court Holds

In a case of first impression that was handed down on February 2, 2010, New York's Appellate Division, Second Department held that foster parents, just like biological parents, cannot be sued by their children on a negligent supervision theory. For additional information on negligent supervision claims, and other legal issues pertaining to child safety, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Long Island, New York child accident attorney Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.

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2/4/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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The Most Important Exception To Owner/Contractor Liability For Worksite Accidents in NY

Although much has been written about the automatic, or near-automatic, liability of an owner or contractor for a worker's injuries that were sustained at a construction or worksite that resulted from a gravity-related danger or due to their failure to furnish the worker with proper safety equipment (see, e.g., "How To Prove A Construction Site Accident Case" and "Construction Accident Liability Under New York Law"), there is an important exception to this rule, which is known as "the homeowners' exemption." For additional information on this topic and other quality, Free information related construction accident cases in New York generally, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or call Long Island Construction Site Accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper directly at his office at 516.791.5700.

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1/13/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Bronx Construction Site Worker Wins Summary Judgment on NY Labor Law 240(1) Claim

Applying the Court of Appeals' (New York State's highest court) recent decision in Runner v. New York Stock Exchange, a Bronx judge recently awarded judgment as a matter of law to the surviving family of a construction worker on his personal injury and wrongful death claim. For additional information on construction site accidents under New York law, please visit Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com

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1/12/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Assaulted Student's Negligent Supervision Claim Against Nassau County School Survives Dismissal

In a decision that is scheduled to appear in tomorrow's New York Law Journal, a Nassau County trial judge held that although schools are not insurers of their students' safety, they can still be held liable in negligence for a student's personal injuries if they fail to discharge properly their duties to their students. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case or other negligence matters generally, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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1/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Disproving A Construction Site Accident Case Isn't So Simple Under NY Law

Published author of the Free eBook "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claims" and Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses the difficulties faced by defendants in disproving an injured worker's claim. For additional information on this topic and New York accident cases generally, please visit his website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Mr. Cooper at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

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