Catalinotto Prevails in School District Case

Upon conclusion of a week long trial in Ulster County New York, Michael E. Catalinotto Jr. obtained a successful defense verdict on behalf of the defendant Onteora Central School District. In that case entitled Bednarz v Onteora CSD, the plaintiff claimed she was injured as a result of contact between she and her physical education teacher during a two-on-two basketball game during a high school physical education class. After submitting proof that the plaintiff never reported any incident or injury while at school, and that she continued to work in a physically demanding job for weeks following the alleged occurrence, the Jury agreed with the Defendant that there was no valid claim that the high school gym teacher acted negligently, or that the plaintiff’s chronic pre-existing back condition was related to or worsened by the alleged incident.