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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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6/13/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY's High Court Takes Extreme Stand on School Assault Case

Long Island, New York school assault and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision by New York's highest court which affirmed the dismissal of a school assault case, and how this decision impacts upon negligent supervision cases in New York in general. For additional information on this topic, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-a-school-can-not-be-liable-for-an-assault-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516-791-5700.

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5/31/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Teacher Says She's "Sorry" After Being Caught On Tape Beating Student

After being caught on videotape beating one of her students, a former teacher of the year has said she's sorry. Apparently, this teacher does not believe that the incident is her fault - at least not solely her fault. She blames the school, which has ignored teachers' past complaints about students being too rough with them. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please see Long Island, New York school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper's article at https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm.

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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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