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Casey Johnson Recognized with Wiedemann & Wysocki Award

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn is proud to announce Casey Johnson has been selected by the American Association for Justice to receive the 2020 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award. The award is meant to recognize members of the AAJ who align with the legacy of Fritz Wiedemann and James Wysocki, two former members of the AAJ,… read more

Staff Spotlight: Meet Gina King

“Hi Gina, we are now more relaxed, and enjoying the quiet Fourth of July weekend. We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your personal and caring guidance through the legal labyrinth over the past two years. I’m sure by now you are aware that our legal case has settled, and that the… read more

How Do You Settle a Child’s Lawsuit in California?

By Darren Aitken Here at Aitken*Aitken*Cohn, our Orange County personal injury attorneys represent many clients who are under the age of eighteen. These clients, due to their age, are considered minors under California law. While the rules governing claims for minors is identical to those for adults in most respects, the settling of a minor’s… read more

Focus Groups on a Shoestring Budget

By Casey Johnson Every case has its warts.  How many warts a case has and how bad those warts usually determine whether or not a case ultimately gets sent to a jury for determination.  There are many excellent jury consultants and companies that do focus groups and mock trials (many of whom are loyal sponsors… read more

Is Negligent Supervision and Hiring Covered by Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policies?

By Michael Penn Hard Hat Construction Corp. employs Carl, a retired teacher that now works as a nighttime security officer. Carl is often under the influence while on the job. One evening, Carl decides to take a forklift off property for a spin on the open road and causes a car accident when several drivers… read more

Bicycles v. Motor Vehicles: Who Owns the Road?

By Atticus Wegman Who owns the road between bicyclists and motor vehicles? Both, technically. For the most part, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers (see California Vehicle Code section 21200). Our firm handles many cases involving this area of the law where bicyclists’ rights are pitted against drivers’ rights. Oftentimes,… read more

Assembly Bill 3262 Will Hold Online Marketplaces Responsible for Selling Dangerous Products

By Megan Demshki In an exciting step forward for consumers, the California Assembly approved legislation on June 11, 2020, that will hold online marketplaces like Amazon to the same legal standard as brick and mortar stores when they sell dangerous products. Assembly Bill 3262 was developed because online retailers frequently attempt to skirt consumer protection… read more

Preexisting Injuries: How to Win Compensation for Injuries That You Had Before Your Accident

By Atticus Wegman At Aitken Aitken Cohn, we work hard to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for their injuries, including injuries that were aggravated in an accident. From time to time, our clients will tell us that they are not sure if their injuries are related to the accident because they had symptoms… read more

A Statement From Aitken Aitken Cohn on the Chester Family Case

By Aitken Aitken Cohn We wish to acknowledge all of the good wishes, compliments, and inquiries we have received in regard to our retention to represent the Chester Family arising from the devastating losses they suffered on January 26, 2020, in the helicopter crash that killed several individuals, including Kobe Bryant. Out of respect to… read more

Icing on the Cake (From the OCTLA’s The Gavel)

By Atticus Wegman and Ryan Drakulich This piece was originally published in the OCTLA’s print edition of The Gavel in the Winter 2020 edition (Volume 23, Number 1) as the cover story. Sounds good, right? Well let’s go get some. Here’s the scenario: your client is injured in a motor vehicle crash. You attempt to… read more