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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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12/28/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Brokaws Dismissed from Brooklyn Scaffold Accident Case

Published author of "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens construction accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a Brooklyn court that dismissed a scaffold accident case against celebrity Tom Brokaw and his family. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

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12/8/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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We Owe No Duty to Tell You About Threats to Your Kids, Says NYC Dept of Ed

Author of the Free Consumer Guide, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island and Queens, New York school negligence and negligent supervision lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses the position that New York City's Department of Education took in a case that is currently on appeal. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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9/1/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Suffolk Court Highlights Split Between NY Courts In Construction Site Accident Cases

Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision that was handed down from a Suffolk County trial court that highlighted a difference of opinion among the different courts in New York regarding whether employers and building owners can be held liable for injuries related to a fall from an affixed ladder at a work site. For additional information on how to prove a construction 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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8/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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School Bus Lands In Ditch After Vomiting Driver Falls Out of Moving School Bus

Long Island, New York school negligence and bus accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a case where some school children were allegedly injured when their school bus landed in a ditch after the driver fell out of the moving bus. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.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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6/21/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Assaulted By Patient at NY Hospital, Mother's Negligent Supervision Claim Survives

Long Island, New York child injury and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one woman's personal injury and negligent supervision claim stemming from an assault by a fellow patient survived the defendant hospital's motion to dismiss. For additional information on negligent supervision claims under New York law, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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5/12/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Frivolous Negligent Supervision Case Against NY School is Dismissed

In a May 4, 2010 decision, New York's Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the dismissal of a school negligence claim. Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how a cursory reading of this decision raises the question as to why this case was brought altogether. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com or contact 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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4/16/2010
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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3/28/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Finally, New York State to Allow E-Filing of Claims Against New York City

In this blog piece, Long Island, New York school negligence and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a new law that is scheduled to become effective this coming fall stands to benefit those with claims against New York City. For additional information on how to prosecute claims against New York municipalities, including New York City, 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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3/2/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Absent "Special Relationship," NY Municipality Cannot Be Held Liable For Playground Assault

In this blog post, Long Island, New York child accident attorney Jonathan Cooper sets forth the criteria that New York's courts look to in determining whether and when a municipality or municipal agency can be held liable for an assault by third parties. For additional information on child accidents generally, and how they are evaluated under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island 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 §240(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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2/4/2010
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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2/1/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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What Types of Accidents Constitute "Repair" Work Under New York Labor Law §240(1)?

In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses what types of activities constitute "repair" work under New York's Labor Law §240(1) that will allow an injured worker to recover for these job-related injuries. For additional information on this topic, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com

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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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12/27/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Brooklyn Court Dismisses Child's Lead Poisoning Claim

Jonathan Cooper discusses how a recent decision highlights the importance of timely investigating and filing claims

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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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12/23/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Construction Site Worker That Was Injured When Makeshift Pulley System Failed May Recover Damages, NY High Court Says

In a fascinating decision, New York's highest court interprets construction site worker safety statute broadly, allowing injured worker to recover for his personal injuries. For additional free information on construction site accidents and what a claimant must do to prove their injury case, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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12/16/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Why It's So Important To Investigate Your Child's Negligence Claim BEFORE You File Suit in NY

In this article, Long Island, New York child injury attorney Jonathan Cooper uses a recent decision from a Queens County judge to highlight how proper investigation of a claim before filing suit could have saved a child's personal injury claim from being dismissed. For additional information on this and related topics, please download a copy of Jonathan Cooper's Free eBook entitled "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" from www.JonathanCooperLaw.com or www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com.

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12/11/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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What Is A School's Responsibility To Assure The Safety of Its Teachers? Not Much, NY Court Says.

In this article, Long Island school accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a disturbing case that was handed down from New York's highest court that dismissed the lawsuit of a school teacher who was assaulted by a student. For additional information on this topic, please visit his website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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