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Steven Paul Cohn

Steven Cohn’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Alvas vs. Superior Court

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1985
    Outcome:
    Case was defended and affirmed on appeal.
    Description:
    Mr. Cohn established protections for parental hosts at whose homes alcohol was made accessible to minors, where the minors were not obviously intoxicated, but where those minors thereafter became involved in an automobile accident.
  • Hahn vs. Adaptec

    Practice Area:
    Sexual Harassment
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    Case successfully settled with confidential amount.
    Description:
    Sexual harassment victim was videotaped by a microcam under her desk. The company sought to discover her private diary about the harassment. The recordings were never recovered and evidence was circumstantial. The diaries were successfully defended as attorney-client communication despite the fact that the client had not yet retained the attorney. Case was resolved through confidential settlement following extensive discovery, including company department videotaped inspection and discovery of witness to retaliation conspiracy.
  • Weisner vs. Santa Cruz County Civil Service Commission

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Firing reversed; ordered to rehear for lesser discipline.
    Description:
    Successful opposition to County's appeal challenging the Superior Court's reversal of a firing decision by the Civil Service Commission in violation of Mr. Weisner's rights and without good cause. Upheld by the Sixth District Court of Appeal.
  • Padilla vs. Santa Clara County

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Pending deliberations, and indicating full reinstatement to job with back pay, case was settled.
    Description:
    Long-term nurse was wrongfully terminated with administration and staff conspiring to remove minority nurse from hospital setting. Union declined representation. Case was tried before County Personnel Board.
  • Doe vs. State Farm

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Case settled for approximately $225,000 without filing of suit.
    Description:
    Catastrophic wrist fracture in administrative professional who fell off ladder while performing home improvements on her residence, with ladder borrowed from her boyfriend.
  • Doe vs. Barnes

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Outcome:
    Court approved settlement valued in the mid-seven figures, with establishment of a special needs trust for lifetime care.
    Description:
    Catastrophic brain injury to infant who drowned in neighbor's fully fenced pool, where toddler was unsupervised and wandered into open garage door, accessing neighbor's backyard pool.
  • Campos vs. Sunnyvale School District

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Firing overturned and federal case settled in confidential compromise.
    Description:
    Veteran school custodian was fired after allegedly having repeatedly left work early due to arthritic pain during the winter. Case was tried before union arbitrator, after union declined representation as "unwinnable", with companion suit filed in Federal District Court.