October 4, 2020

DSB was successful in moving for summary judgment on behalf of a Long Island school district in a lawsuit arising from a school altercation.  Plaintiff, as guardian of a student, commenced a personal injury action for injuries sustained during a fight with another student which occurred on school grounds.  The Supreme Court, Suffolk County found that DSB affirmatively established that the school did not have sufficient notice of any prior incidents between the combatants such that the altercation could have been anticipated.  Furthermore, the incident occurred suddenly and therefore no reasonable level of supervision could have prevented it. DSB’s motion for summary judgment was granted in its entirety.