Verdicts and Settlements

$1,250,000: Father of Two Killed When Defendant Drove Them Both Home While Heavily Intoxicated

CASE DESCRIPTION: On the day of the collision, November 6, 2011, at approximately 5:00 p.m., David W. and Michael H. went to Angels Sports Bar in Corona in Michael H.’s vehicle. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the bar manager called a taxi for David W. so that he could travel home safely. However, Michael H. told… 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.’State Backs Off,’State officials say

For the last two years the fate of the Orange County Fairgrounds has ultimately been in the hands of the court system.  Attorney’s Ashleigh Aitken and Wylie Aitken have assisted in battling to stop the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds.   Aitken* Aitken * Cohn’s continuous work on this pro bono matter has been successful and… read more

$5,815,000: Nearly $6 Million for Elderly Bicyclist Struck by Semi-Tractor Trailer

CASE DESCRIPTION: On the morning of November 25, 2008 Plaintiff Jim M. went on his daily morning bike ride from his home. On this day, like many others, Jim put on his helmet, his reflective vest, and began riding his bicycle, which was equipped with reflectors. Jim had been on his bike for about an… read more

$100,000: Policy Limit Settlement Reached for Vehicular Accident into Center Divide

CASE DESCRIPTION: On February 18, 2009 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Plaintiff, John M. was traveling westbound on State Route 91 in the HOV lane during his regular morning commute to work. Suddenly and without warning, Defendant David K., driving a Chevy Avalanche, crossed over from the number one lane into the HOV lane, sideswiping Plaintiff’s vehicle… read more

$100,000: Barbeque Explosion Causes Second Degree Burns On Father’s Day

CASE DESCRIPTION: On the weekend of June 15, 2008, Plaintiff John M. along with his wife Tracey M., three sons and brother were guests at Defendant Everett B.’s mobile home in Big River, California.  They were staying there to attend John’s step-mother’s funeral the next day.  Since it was Father’s Day, John decided to barbeque hot dogs… 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

$1,015,000 Settlement for a Fatal Orange County Motorcycle Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION On February 2, 2009 at approximately 4:00 PM, James M., was riding his motorcycle east of Harbor Boulevard in the City of Garden Grove.  The Defendant, Mr. Murrieta, returning home from a work related project, lost control of his vehicle, which resulted in a three vehicle collision involving James M.  The Plaintiffs’ decedent… read more

Confidential Settlement Secured for Electrocution Deaths of Three Family Members From Downed Power Line

CASE DESCRIPTION: This is an action for wrongful death arising out of the fatal electrocution of Steven V. and Sharon V. from a live, downed power line on January 14, 2011, which occurred at 5465 Acacia Avenue in San Bernardino, California. Steven V. and Sharon V., along with their twenty-one year old son Jonathan C.,… read more

$1,250,000: Bike Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Settlement

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiffs Christopher U. and Hayke C. filed a suit against the Defendant Ms. T’s employment for the wrongful death of their father Mr. U.  The Defendant was operating her vehicle in the course and scope of employment at the time of the incident. On May 14, 2008, the Plaintiffs’ father, age 65, set… read more