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Toyota State Cases Consolidated

Daily Journal May 27, 2010 LOS ANGELES-A hearing to consolidate lawsuits filed in state court against Toyota Motor Corp…

Lawyers Vie For Lead Roles in Toyota Suits

Wylie Aitken is mentioned in the Orange County Business Journal in an article regarding Toyota Litigation. Click on the link below to view the full article: (May 10-16, 2010, Vol.33, No.19) https://www.ocbj.com/news/2010/may/09/lawyers-vie-lead-roles-toyota-suits/ Aitken: “up there in the Super Bowl of class action cases.” Robinson: “a lot of people have applied” to lead litigation. By Michael… read more

Lawyers Strategize for Toyota Recall Litigation

May 13, 2010 Toyota update: Click on the link below for the full article. https://www.ocregister.com/2010/05/12/lawyers-strategize-for-toyota-recall-litigation/

Huntington Beach Lifeguard Boat Hits and Kills Junior Lifeguard

Alyssa Squirrell, an 11-year-old junior lifeguard, died after reportedly being run over by a lifeguard boat during a training session, July 14, 2009. An investigation of the wrongful death is underway. While details of the Huntington Beach boat accident have not yet been confirmed, Laurie Payne, Huntington Beach city spokeswomen, said the lifeguard boat ran… read more

Fall 2008 Newsletter

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Fatal Train Crash Sparks Railroad Safety Reform

The Sept. 12, 2008 Los Angeles Metrolink train crash has sparked attention among lawmakers, encouraging them to enforce new requirements that will make railroad travel safe. The Metrolink train crash, which claimed the lives of 25 and left 138 injured, is the deadliest railroad accident in the United States in 15 years. Spurred by the… read more

Railroad Companies Face Scrutiny from the NTSB after Fatal Train Accident

The extreme tragic nature of the Sept. 12, 2008 collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train has put railroad transportation under even more scrutiny by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB is responsible for spearheading investigations of major transportation accidents, and has been urging California Railroad Companies to… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Takes Leadership Role in Metrolink Litigation

The first pre-trial conference was held for the Placentia Coordinated Railroad Litigation on March 12, 2003, in downtown Santa Ana. At this hearing, Aitken, Aitken & Cohn was selected as liaison counsel for the Placentia Railroad Litigation and charged with forming a Plaintiffs “Executive Committee.” This election by was based on the recommendation of the… read more

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is a form of anxiety that may develop after exposure to a sudden, terrifying event in which physical harm occurs or is threatened. Individuals who suffer from serious injuries as a result of being in a traumatic accident such as a train crash or a fatal auto or trucking accident… read more

Summer 2008 Newsletter

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