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Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia – 8 Killed, 200 Injured

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (May 15, 2015) – An Amtrak commuter train derailed on Tuesday night, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia, killing eight people, and injuring more than 200. The scene of the accident occurred in the neighborhood of Port Richmond at around 9:30 p.m. The train, carrying seven passenger cars, derailed after making a sharp left… read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn Attends the Annual CAOIE Palm Springs Seminar

What do you get when you pack more than 200 trial and consumer attorneys across the state in hotel conference rooms? Great discussions. Attorneys from across the state, including Aitken Aitken Cohn partners and attorneys, attended the annual Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire (CAOIE) Palm Springs Seminar. The three-day seminar took place May 1-3… read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn Named 2015 Community Partner of the Year

Whether it is running in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race or assisting Operation Helping Hands assemble bags of food to distribute to the homeless, Aitken Aitken Cohn loves giving back to the community. This year, one of the many organizations the firm supports has chosen to honor this dedication. The Constitutional Rights Foundation,… read more

$96,000: Bicyclist Claimed Motorist’s Negligent Turn Caused Crash

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was riding her bicycle on the road when she collided with a vehicle making a right turn. Plaintiff alleged operator of vehicle failed to yield the right of way. Defendant disputed shared negligence. RESULT: $96,000 total settlement On Jan. 26, 2011, plaintiff, a high school lacrosse coach and teacher, was riding her… read more

Casey Johnson: Attorney Powerhouse and Legal Advice Guru

Despite his busy schedule, AAC partner, Casey Johnson, took time this week to speak at a number of engagements for local law schools. On Saturday, Casey spoke at Whittier Law School to educate students on depositions. The event was organized by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) and as the immediate past president of… read more

Passenger in Car-Attraction at Walt Disney World Killed in Deadly Crash

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (April 12, 2015) — A passenger in a Disney attraction Lamborghini was killed when the car spun out of control and crashed into the guardrail. Gary Terry, the 36-year-old passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene while the 24-year-old driver, Tavon Watson, was left with minor injuries. CNN reported that the crash took… read more

Changing California Law One Resolution at a Time

Boasting more than 9,000 members, the Orange County Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California. OCBA President Ashleigh Aitken recognizes its enormity and believes that most members are not taking advantage of their opportunities and benefits. She takes this month’s president page to highlight one of the many committees that… read more

Wylie Aitken to Lead Angels Stadium Lease Negotiations

In a unanimous vote on April 7, 2015, the Anaheim City Council approved the hiring of AAC founding partner, Wylie Aitken, as the new lead negotiator to represent Anaheim in the Angels Stadium lease negotiations. Aitken is replacing Charles Black, who led the previous round of negotiations. Aitken was first proposed by Mayor Tom Tait… read more

Fireworks, Music, and Celebration: AAC Attends the 20th Anniversary of Chapman University Fowler School of Law

No celebration would be complete without champagne, live music, fireworks and an all-star list of guests. Last Saturday, Chapman Law students, faculty, alumni, and local judges, attorneys, and city officials, gathered together to celebrate Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s 20th Anniversary. Among those who attended were AAC founding partner, Wylie Aitken (Chairman, Board of… read more

$2,500,000: Three-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Mother in a Vehicle Accident Leads to Settlement in Millions

Partner Darren O. Aitken of Aitken Aitken Cohn secured a $2,500,000.00 settlement for a three-year-old boy who lost his mother in a vehicle collision caused by a military service member on active duty.  Decedent was a 26-year-old homemaker who was fatally injured when defendant, operating a military Humvee at the time as part of a… read more