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Bryan J. Swerling was recently featured on silive.com. In this article, Mr. Swerling’s client was injured in a high school cafeteria brawl which led to a head injury. The victim’s mother sued the city and Department of Education because of an alleged failed “proper and adequate” supervision that led to a dangerous situation to develop.

The complaint states that the defendants failed to uphold their duty to protect students from behavior that would likely endanger the safety of other students.

The suit maintains that the girl was free of contributory negligence.

This is the second suit in 2017 regarding a New York City school cafeteria brawl.

 

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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