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Pro-Business Theme Pervades Recent Rulings from the California and United States Supreme Courts

While political debates at all levels of government seem to reach a fever pitch on each and every issue being decided, the Supreme Courts of both the United States and California have recently issued a string of rulings that reflect what is almost unanimously viewed by Court observers as an anti-consumer trend. Since such decisions… read more

Whittier Electrocution: Southern California Edison Power Lines Kill Again

On November 12, a Whittier man, Joel Ramirez, was fatally electrocuted after contacting a downed, live power line that fell into his backyard. His mother was also injured when she attempted to come to his aid. The facts are eerily similar to a case our firm is handling involving the Vego family that tragically lost… 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 the client… read more

Whittier Man Dies After Being Shocked by Downed Power Line

November 14, 2011 Personal Injury Electrical Accidents Joel Ramirez, a 24-year old male died after being shocked by downed power lines in his Whittier home. The accident happened on Saturday along the 8100 block of Friends Avenue. Investigators have reported that a fire was started on the roof of the victim’s home, when a downed… read more

Wylie Aitken Calls On Veolia to Fully Compensate Victims

Wylie Aitken was recently featured by the National Law Journal as he called upon Veolia Transportation Inc. (a $50 billion French conglomerate) to provide additional damages to Chatsworth Metrolink crash victims. A subsidiary of Veolia operated and employed the train engineer who caused the collision. The company failed to investigate repeated complaints of engineer misconduct… read more

Chatsworth Metrolink Collision Litigation

On July 14, 2011, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter D. Lichtman announced awards for all Plaintiffs from the $200 million dollar Chatsworth Metrolink Collision limited settlement fund. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn attorneys Wylie A. Aitken, Esq. and Michael A. Penn, Esq represented 3 wrongful death plaintiffs involved in the litigation and served as… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Assist In Victory for Orange County Residents in Fairgrounds Case. ‘This Sale Cannot Go Forward,’ Court says

Pro Bono cases matter. Never was that more clear than when Wylie and Ashleigh Aitken helped secure a victory in the long-fought case concerning the future of the Orange County Fairgrounds. ORANGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS: PROFITS OVER THE PUBLIC? On June 7, 2011, a California Court of Appeals held that the sale of the Orange County… read more

Are there Design and/or Maintenance Issues with the Beechcraft Super King?

The recent tragedy at the Long Beach airport in Long Beach, California on March 16th, 2011, resulting in the death of five occupants, including the pilot, continues to raise questions regarding the safety of the Beechcraft Super King Aircraft involved. This incident is erringly similar to litigation being handled by this office arising from a… read more

Are there Design and/or Maintenance Issues with the Beechcraft Super King?

The recent tragedy at the Long Beach airport in Long Beach, California on March 16th, 2011, resulting in the death of five occupants, including the pilot, continues to raise questions regarding the safety of the Beechcraft Super King Aircraft involved. This incident is erringly similar to litigation being handled by this office arising from a… read more

“Making a Difference”

Consumer Attorneys of California FORUM Magazine, September 2010, “Making a Difference,” an article about the pro bono representation Wylie and Darren and the top Orange County law firms, provided to the Catholic Worker’s Isaiah House shelter. The success of their efforts saved the shelter so they could continue to feed and house the homeless in… read more