July 22, 2020
Non-Injured Spouses are Entitled to Loss of Consortium Compensation
By Atticus Wegman An often untold story is how an individual’s injuries can affect their non-injured spouse. California has developed an area of law to address how non-injured spouses should be treated when their lives are also changed by the actions of another. This area of law is called loss of consortium damages. The law… read more
July 15, 2020
Workers’ Compensation: Your “Exclusive” Remedy?
By Ryan Drakulich If you have been injured at your place of work or while performing work duties, you may be under the belief that filing a workers’ compensation claim is your only route to recovery. Many injured workers believe that a workers’ compensation claim is their only option due to the exclusive remedy rule…. read more
July 14, 2020
Lawsuit filed against VANS® after tragic and unnecessary death of twenty-five year-old bicycle rider at VANS® skatepark
PRESS RELEASE: Tyler Kanarr, a twenty-five-year old resident of Huntington Beach and the son of Gregg Warren and Kimberlee Kanarr, died of massive injuries he suffered at VANS® Skate park. On February 25, 2020, Tyler Kanarr was riding his bicycle at the VANS® Skate park in Orange when he impacted a ceiling light which shattered… read more
July 14, 2020
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
July 10, 2020
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
July 8, 2020
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
July 2, 2020
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
July 1, 2020
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
June 24, 2020
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
June 17, 2020
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