New York Injury Cases Against Schools Dismissed - No Liability When Students Hurt in Fights on School Grounds

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Parents are always telling their kids before they go off to school: study hard, obey the teachers and behave. Good advice, of course. But what happens when the little darlings do misbehave? When they fight with other schoolkids? And serious injuries result? Why, the parents "lawyer up" and sue the school district, naturally! But these cases are losers and the schools are winning dismissals repeatedly.

In the latest of these cases, MacNiven v. East Hampton Union Free School District, a fight broke out among high school track team members. Standing 20 feet away was another team member, soon to be plaintiff Cory MacNiven. Instead of going for help or just staying out of it, young Cory "jumped in" to the fight and kicked a teammate in the head. Then, surprise, Cory was punched in the face and injured.

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