Steven Cohn and the Advocacy Center for Employment Law recently resolved a claim, obtaining a structured settlement with a value exceeding $2 million for their client in a case involving a work injury to an undocumented immigrant working illegally in the United States. The defense brought a Motion for Summary Judgment, but was unable to overcome the claim entirely. Mr. Cohn then brought the case into mediation at the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS) in San Francisco. There was a substantial worker's compensation lien, which Mr. Cohn deftly defensed, arguing that the employer had caused the workplace injury while, concurrently, the employee could still maintain actionable claims and not be limited to a worker's compensation recovery (which does not allow an award for emotional distress). Mr. Cohn additionally set up a structured settlement, which provides for his client's future medical care and educational funds for the client's children, with an eventual payout exceeding $2 million. The defendants had maintained no responsibility prior to Mr. Cohn's involvement.
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