Verdicts and Settlements

$500,000: Boating Collision Causes Serious Injuries

CASE DESCRIPTION: Around July 18, 2009, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Rel V. was a passenger in a 1996 Novurania/Yacht Tender Dinghy owned and operated by Brad S. around Moonstone Cove, on Catalina Island. Suddenly the vessel struck a 1983 43’ Hen/Ketch vessel at anchor located within Moonstone Cove. The force of impact caused Rel to… read more

$250,000: Automobile Collision in Tustin Area Causes Serious Injuries to 75-Year-Old Passenger

CASE DESCRIPTION: Joy L., a passenger in the Defendant’s vehicle, brought a personal injury claim against the Defendant, Joseph M., for his failure to slow down as he approached stopped traffic; leading to a rear-end collision. On August 7, 2010 at around 1:50 p.m., 75-year-old Joy L. was a passenger in a vehicle being driven… read more

$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