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Long Island & Queens, New York Negligent Supervision, Defective Product & Accident Lawyer Blog


The blog by published author of the Free book on New York accident claims, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," as well as the New Yorker's guide to defective product claims, "Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?" is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.

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11/14/2017
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Why the City is Likely Immune to Daycare Negligence Claims

One of the biggest hurdles to recovering damages for daycare negligence is getting past the special duty requirement, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

7/24/2017
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How School Bullying Statistics Are Far Worse Than They Look

The numbers suggest that bullying across New York's public schools isn't all that bad. But if you scratch the surface, the numbers tell quite a different story

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/20/2017
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When Clients Lie - And Get Caught

A school bullying case we handled ended in disappointing fashion. And the outcome could have been far better for the clients - if only they hadn't lied.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/7/2016
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When Schools Take the Anti-Bullying Laws Too Far

There comes a point at which well-meaning schools can actually take anti-bullying laws too far, says NY school bullying lawyer Jonathan Cooper

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/2/2016
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New Study on How Schools Fail at Fighting Bullying

A recent study out of Kentucky lays out some of the primary reasons that schools across the country have seen only limited success at stemming bullying

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/8/2016
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Why Suing Teen's Cyberbullies & Their Parents Was a Bad Idea

A few years back, a 16 y.o.'s parents sued her cyberbullies - & their parents - directly. Jonathan Cooper explains why this was probably a bad idea

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

1/21/2016
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Court: NYC Liable for Disabled Bullied Girl's Tuition

A hot-off-the-presses decision from a NY Federal Appeals court held NYC liable to pay for the private school tuition of a disabled girl who was bullied

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

11/10/2015
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Lie to Me

For years now, some unethical lawyers have preyed on people who've been seriously injured in an accident and don't know what to do, just to make a buck

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

10/30/2015
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Frivolous Defenses: Frivolous Lawsuits' Lesser Known Evil Kin

Unquestionably, there has been a lot of talk about frivolous lawsuits. But there is an equally nefarious counterpart that gets far less press: frivolous defenses

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

9/24/2015
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No; Anti-Bullying Campaigns Aren't Working. And Here's Proof

A horrifying video out of a Baltimore public school demonstrates - clearly - that anti-bullying and anti-violence campaigns aren't working, says Jonathan Cooper

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/7/2015
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When Schools Are - And Aren't - Allowed to Restrain Students

There has been considerable backlash against a police officer that cuffed a student with special needs. Jonathan Cooper explains when students can be restrained

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/17/2015
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Teacher Joins Class in Bullying Special Needs Student

It's bad enough when a child is bullied. But it's unimaginably worse when the teacher joins in. School bullying attorney Jonathan Cooper weighs in on this story

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

11/19/2014
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School Blames 14 y.o. Student for Sleeping with her Teacher

In a shocking statement, an attorney for a California school district blamed a teen student for the statutory rape she endured from her teacher.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

11/12/2014
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Another Hot Coffee Case Survives Dismissal in New York Court

Yet another hot coffee case has survived dismissal, this time in New York - but not because the coffee was too hot, explains Jonathan Cooper.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

5/15/2014
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Teacher Only Gets 10-day Suspension for Manhandling Child

If you were looking for the paradigm of when a school must fire a teacher, this is it. The next incident is tailor-made for a negligent retention case

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/28/2014
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How One School Paid For Going Invading a Student's Privacy

When school administrators served up detention and threatened other penalties for a student's private comments on Facebook, they went too far

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/17/2014
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What I Like About NJ's Schools' Mandated Anti-Bullying Self-Assessment

Earlier today, it was reported that NJ's schools are now required to self-assess & report their scores on their efforts to stamp out bullying.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/11/2014
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Lawsuit: Teacher Not Only Allowed Bullying, But Actively Participated

In a tragic story out of Texas, parents of a teen who suicided claim that the school not only ignored their complaints, but participated in bullying their son.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/6/2014
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Judge Slams School for Failing to Supervise Student on Class Trip

A judge recently chastised a school for neglecting to supervise a student on a class trip, which resulted in that student suffering terrible injuries

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/2/2014
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NY High School Students Make Powerful Anti-Bullying Video

A number of BOCES students in upstate NY made a powerful anti-bullying video. This is a campaign that might make a difference, says Jonathan Cooper.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

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2/26/2014
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Miami Dolphins' Scandal Reveals Different Paths to Bullying

A fascinating piece in yesterday's NY Times reveals the starkly different paths the central figures in the Dolphins' scandal took to becoming bullies

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/25/2014
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New Published Study Associates Adolescent Bullying With Poorer Health

A newly published study in the Pediatrics Journal confirms an association between bullying and poorer health, says NY school bullying attorney Jonathan Cooper.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/17/2014
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Courageous Student Confronts Teacher Who Molested Her on YouTube

An incredibly courageous student confronted the teacher who molested her years earlier on YouTube. Schools need to do more to help these past victims of abuse.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/12/2014
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If True, This is How You Prove a School Negligent Hiring Case

A disturbing news story out of California seems to fit the paradigm of how you prove a negligent hiring case against a school, says NY school negligence lawyer

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/9/2014
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Why this Blinded Child's School Negligence Case Would Fail in NY

A 6 y.o. child was blinded in a playground incident. While tragic, his claim against the school would almost certainly fail in NY, says Jonathan Cooper

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury