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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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2/6/2019
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Evidence Rule Change a Boon for NY Personal Injury Cases

An amendment to New York's evidence rules that went into effect at the end of 2018 simplifies the trial process, particularly for injury claims in New York.

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2/27/2014
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How Failing to Have an Expert Can Prove Fatal to a NY Trip & Fall Case

A recent case from NY's Appellate Division reminds us why getting an expert on board is critical to some trip and fall cases, explains Jonathan Cooper.

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12/30/2013
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Bronx Court Dismisses Injury Claim Involving Trapdoor Stairway

In a case of first impression, a Bronx court ruled that trapdoor stairs leading from the sidewalk into a building are not 'interior stairs' under NY's bldg code

Category: Keyword Search: slip and fall

7/30/2013
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Bronx Student's Slip & Fall Case Survives, Despite Poor Investigation

A recent decision by NY's Appellate Division, First Department reminds us why it's important to investigate your cases before you file your claims

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9/6/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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NY County Court Dismisses Trip & Fall Claim as "Speculative"

Recently, a NY County Court dismissed a trip and fall case because the plaintiff couldn't prove what caused the accident, explains Long Island trip & fall lawyer.

Category: Keyword Search: slip and fall

5/24/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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By Proving Recurrent Leaky Condition, Queens Slip & Fall Victim Recovers $3.25 Million

Long Island, NY slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent settlement of a slip and fall case in Queens County, New York.

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4/19/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Some NY Slip and Fall Cases Are Very Difficult to Win

Some slip and fall cases are extremely tough to win, explains Long Island, NY slip and fall accident attorney Jonathan Cooper.

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12/19/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How Failing to Preserve the Trial Record Ruined a NY Slip & Fall Case

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper explains how a plaintiff's failure to object to improper remarks ruined what may have been a valid case.

Category: Keyword Search: slip and fall

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.

Category: Keyword Search: slip and fall

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

Category: Keyword Search: slip and fall

8/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court: Proof of Last Inspection Needed to Defeat Slip & Fall Claim

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent appellate decision that proof of the last inspection is needed to defeat slip & fall.

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7/15/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why This School Accident Case Wouldn't Survive in New York

Long Island, New York school accident and negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses why this slip & fall case would be dismissed had it been brought in NY.

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4/11/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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How Failing to Investigate a NY Slip & Fall Case Can Prove Fatal to the Claim

Long Island & Queens, New York slip & fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a simple mistake can destroy a valid slip and fall case under NY law.

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