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New York Noncompete, Trade Secret & School Negligence Blog

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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11/3/2015
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When Cases Degenerate to Throw at the Wall & See What'll Stick

Having just concluded a breach of contract trial on Long Island, I was struck by how my adversary reduced his argument to a shotgun approach

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6/28/2013
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For July 4, Some Scary Statistics About Fireworks

Long Island, NY defective product lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses some published statistics regarding fireworks.

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12/5/2012
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NY Court: Defendant Not Entitled to Access Plaintiff's Facebook Page

Facebook pages have gained increased applicability in personal injury lawsuits, explains Long Island car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper.

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11/13/2012
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Why the NY Lawsuit Against LIPA is a Mere Publicity Stunt

Hurricane Sandy sufferer and Long Island, NY negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper explains why the recently filed lawsuit against LIPA is likely to fail.

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8/15/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Over 1 Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

After a series of injuries to small babies, Bumbo has recalled its infant seats, explains Long Island, NY defective product lawyer Jonathan Cooper.

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4/22/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Where You Decide to Bring Your School Negligence Case Matters

The choice of where you bring your school negligence case can mean the difference between success and failure, explains NY school injury lawyer, Jonathan Cooper

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2/5/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Fire Hazard Prompts HP to Issue Product Recall of More Than 1 Million Fax Machines

Fire hazards are not limited to household kitchen items (or cell phones, computers or car batteries), explains Long Island, NY product recall attorney Jonathan Cooper.

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12/14/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Ignoring Order, NY Company Sold Mattresses Violating Flammability Laws

Ever wonder what would happen if a manufacturer ignored the CPSC's direction to recall a product? Nassau County, NY product liability lawyer Jonathan Cooper exp

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12/11/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How NY"s New Rule in Negligent Supervision Cases Can Lead to Bad Results

NY's new rule in negligent supervision cases - though good - can occasionally lead to bad results. Long Island, NY personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper explai

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12/8/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Appeals Court Holds City Liable for Slip & Fall on Black Ice

Given the right factual record, a NY municipality can be held liable for falls on black ice. Long Island, NY slip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper explains.

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11/27/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Federal Law is Unlikely to Help Your Bullying Case in NY

Long Island, New York school bullying attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why constitutional laws are unlikely to help a school bullying claim in New York.

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11/14/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Suffolk County Jury Denies Teen Injured in School Lacrosse Game

Long Island, New York school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how a Suffolk County jury turned away a teen injured in a school lacrosse game.

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10/30/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Another Hot Coffee Burn Case in NY - and the Plaintiff Wins

Yes, you can have a viable hot coffee negligence case in New York. Long Island, NY personal injury and negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper explains.

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10/24/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Child Hit in Head at Baseball Practice Didn't Assume Risk, Says Nassau Court

Some NY courts, like this Nassau County one, are increasingly allowing sports injury cases to survive dismissal. Long Island, NY lawyer Jonathan Cooper explains

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10/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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One Reason That Manufacturers Will Promptly Recall a Defective Product

Did you ever wonder why a manufacturer would voluntarily recall one of its products? Long Island, NY product recall & defective product attorney explains.

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10/9/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Proving Notice in a NYC Trip & Fall Case Isn't Easy

Here's one more reason that proving a trip & fall case against NYC is challenging: maps change. Long Island, NY trip & fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper explains.

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9/15/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Kids Better Off Driving With Grandma Than With Mom or Dad, Study Says

A recent study found that children are much safer when driving with grandparents than with parents. Long Island, NY car accident attorney Jonathan Cooper explai

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9/14/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why It's Hard to Hold a Snow Removal Co. Liable in Negligence in NY

If you thought that proving a negligence case against a snow removal contractor under NY law was easy - think again. Long Island, NY slip & fall lawyer explains

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9/13/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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The Best Defense to a Negligent Supervision Claim in New York

A recent case from one of NY's appellate courts highlights the best defense to a negligent supervision claim. NY school negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper explai

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9/9/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court: Worker Injured in Trip Over Cinder Block at Worksite Must Win

Learn why a NY Court held that by merely tripping over a cinderblock at a construction site that a worker was entitled to a judgment in his favor under NY law.

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9/5/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How One California Teen's School Assault Case Would Fare in New York

Long Island, New York school assault lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses why a California teen's school assault would likely not survive before New York's courts.

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8/29/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Filing an Insurance Claim for Irene in NY Will Probably Fail

If you're a New Yorker and wondering whether to file an insurance claim for damage you suffered during Irene, you should read this article first.

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8/24/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Technicality Splits NY Appeals Court in Right to New Negligence Trial

Technicality Splits NY Appeals Court in Right to New Negligence Trial

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8/24/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why this School Negligence/Dog Attack Claim Would Fail in NY

Long Island, NY school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why some school negligence cases may succeed in one jurisdiction but fail in another.

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8/17/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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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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