Atticus Wegman on Government Tort Cases

Government tort cases can be tricky business. From pleading statutory causes of action with particularity to responding to demurrers, there is an ‘art’ to ensuring that individuals injured as a result of a public entity’s negligence are justly compensated. In his article recently featured in the OCTLA Gavel, Spring 2012 edition, Atticus Wegman provides an… read more

FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW: Aitken * Aitken * Cohn’s ‘miracle’ clients and their rescuers

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn attorneys Michael Penn and Ashleigh Aitken were in New York City, coordinating at NBC’s request, a television press interview with client Kelli Groves and her two daughters. NBC’s Today Show aired the heroic rescue on May 8th at 7:30 a.m. Today Show host, Matt Lauer, interviewed Kelli about the dramatic… read more

Ashleigh Aitken Receives Congressional Recognition

Aitken Aitken Cohn is proud to announce that Ashleigh Aitken received a United States Congressional Certificate of Recognition for her public service and legal career accomplishments. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (47th District, California) presented Ashleigh with her award in a ceremony held at the Anaheim Muzeo marking Women’s Appreciation Day on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  Ashleigh… read more

Ominous Student Loan Debt Report Released By Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Don Lee of the Los Angeles Times recently highlighted an alarming March 5, 2012 report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In his article titled, “College Debt A Looming Time Bomb” Lee notes that the report claims as many as 1 in 4 borrowers carried a past-due student loan balance in the… read more

Helicopter Collision Kills 7 Marines in Calif. Desert

News Source: The Associated Press by: Julie Watson–Photo credit (AP) AH-1W Cobra and UH-1 Huey collided during night training in an area near Yuma, AZ, Wednesday, officials said, carrying 6 service members based in Camp Pendleton–Image provided by the US Marines shows a UN-1 “Huey” helicopter SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Two Marine Corps helicopters collided… read more

3 Camp Pendleton Marines Dead, 1 Critical After Orange County Crash

News Source: LA Times Three Marines were killed and one was hospitalized in critical condition after the car they were in struck a tree in Orange County, the Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. The car, a 2005 Dodge Stratus, was moving at a high speed northbound on Golden Lantern Street in Dana Point at 2:05 a.m…. read more

3 Injured When Driver Runs Red Light

News Source: THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER By DENISSE SALAZAR SANTA ANA – Three men were injured after a driver ran a red light at a Santa Ana intersection causing one vehicle to broadside the other, authorities said. The collision occurred at McFadden Avenue and Flower Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday and involved a black… read more

Man Struck by 2 Hit-Run Drivers Identified

News Source: THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER By DENISSE SALAZAR SANTA ANA – A 55-year-old man was fatally struck by two hit-and-run drivers as he tried to cross Broadway Street, has been identified as Jose Javier Diaz, police said Monday. Diaz was crossing in the 400 block of South Broadway, just south of Chestnut Avenue when… read more

Supreme Court to Hear Healthcare Arguments in March

With the GOP’s primary election season underway, there has been much discussion surrounding President Obama’s healthcare law. In an article recently published by David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times titled, “Justices to Hear Healthcare Law Arguments in March,” he summarizes how the US Supreme Court intends to determine the constitutionality of this newly… read more

Insurance Bad Faith: Preserving the Duty to Act in Good Faith and Fair Dealing

At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our practice involves helping injured people pursue justice through our civil court system.  This requires us to be experienced in handling cases that cross into several areas of the law, including insurance contract law.  For instance, when representing clients injured in a motor vehicle accident, disputes can arise between… read more