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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

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