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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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2/4/2019
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Staunchly for Tort Reform, At Least Until it's His Own Case

Sen. Rand Paul just won a jury award over $500,000. If he had his way on tort reform, though, he wouldn't have gotten even half that amount.

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8/17/2011
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Why Jury Verdict Reports From a NY Personal Injury Case May Be Misleading

Long Island & Queens, NY car accident & personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper on why jury verdict reports from a NY car accident case may be misleading.

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2/3/2011
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One of the Biggest Dangers of Going to Trial in a New York Car Accident Case

Author of the New York Accident Guide, "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 one of the biggest dangers of going to trial in a New York auto accident lawsuit. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

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7/13/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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In an unusual move, an appeals court reinstated a jury's award which had been reduced from $2 million to $600,000, to a pedestrian who was knocked down by a passing truck, causing him to sustain severe personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and several fractures that left him in a coma for over one month.

As anyone who has experience selecting juries for trial will tell you, what is not unusual or suprising is that this aspect of the story - the reinstatement of the 7-figure verdict made the news. Nor, for that matter, would it have surprised anyone had the news reported on the jury's verdict; what would have been surprising was if the news had covered the judge's reduction of the award by nearly 2/3 - a fact of trial life that often confronts personal injury lawyers, but rarely - if ever - makes the headlines.

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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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