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Maui County Charged With 1st Amendment Violations by Davis Levin Livingston and ACLU Hawaii

Pastor Strat Goodhue and his wife, Doreen Goodhue, were unconstitutionally ordered to leave a Maui County public sidewalk where they were distributing religious literature. Maui County is again in federal court, accused of violating the free speech rights of a

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled for Teen Kayaker on Adventure Tour

Davis Levin Livingston announced today that a successful settlement was reached late Monday night in San Francisco in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of 15 year old Tyler Madoff, who disappeared after receding waves dragged Tyler out

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State Pays 4.4 million to Autistic Children Denied Educational Services

Pricey Special Needs Lesson for State By Lusy Young-Oda, Honolulu Star Advertiser Years after removal of federal court oversight of Hawaii’s education of learning-disabled students, a landmark settlement this week highlights ongoing problems — and sends a strong reminder of

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Medical Malpractice: Businesses Fear Lawsuit Bill

Medical Malpractice – In The News Businesses Fear Lawsuit Bill By John Duchemin Advertiser Staff Writer HONOLULU – Consumer advocates are praising a little-known state Senate bill that would greatly expand the ability of island residents to file class-action lawsuits

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Personal Injury: Lawyers sometimes reach into their own ‘deep pockets’

Personal Injury- In The News Lawyers sometimes reach into their own ‘deep pockets’ By Oahu Sun Press HONOLULU – It isn’t often that we hear of lawyers donating a portion of their fees to help a worthy cause. But it

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South Korean company will pay $1.2M to settle fire-safety equipment suit

By Teri Weaver, Stars and Stripes Pacific Edition SEOUL — A South Korean company has agreed to pay $1.2 million to the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company failed to inspect fire suppression equipment at U.S.

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Medical Malpractice: 5.6 million verdict for Hilo Malpractice

Medical Malpractice News A Hawaiian jury awarded $5.6 million to the family of an elderly minister whose doctor improvised by implanting the shaft of a screwdriver into his spine during surgery. This was the most egregious case of malpractice I’ve

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Personal Injury: Law firm’s gift aims to spark others

Personal Injury- In The News Law firm’s gift aims to spark others By Star-Bulletin staff HONOLULU – Attorneys Raymond J. Tam and Mark Davis hope that the $85,000 they have contributed to the Dawn Marie Julian Clinic from legal fees

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Medical Malpractice: Pearl Harbor Family Awarded $2 Million in Brain Damage Suit

Medical Malpractice News Pearl Harbor Family Awarded $2 Million in Brain Damage Suit By Lee Catterall HONOLULU – A Pearl Harbor officer’s wife was awarded nearly $2 Million by a federal judge yesterday in compensation for her son’s brain damage,

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Kapiolani Health agrees to pay record $3.4 million settlement

Medical Malpractice News By David Waite Advertiser Staff Writer HONOLULU – One of Hawaii’s leading health care companies has paid $3.4 million to the state and federal governments to settle claims that two of the company’s subsidiaries filed more than

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