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Attorney Loretta Sheehan Advocates Body Cams for Domestic Violence Investigations

Honolulu’s police officers should be equipped with body cams when they investigate domestic violence incidents and restraining order violations, Davis Levin Livingston attorney Loretta Sheehan told lawmakers recently. Domestic violence cases are notoriously difficult to investigate and prosecute, and the

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Davis Levin Livingston Attorney Matthew Winter Scores Free Speech Victory in Panhandler Case

In a triumph for free speech rights in Hawai’i County, Judge Susan Oki Mollway issued a temporary restraining order this month prohibiting the county from interfering with a man’s right to display a sign asking for money while standing along

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Double Winners Awarded Social Justice Scholarship

In a surprise move we at Davis Levin Livingston, awarded not one, but two Davis Levin Livingston Law School Scholarships. We had two candidates whose stories stood out from the rest. It was easier to award both than to choose between

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Mark S. Davis Named 2014 Distinguished Law Alumni by Washington University Law School

Honolulu lawyer Mark S. Davis was named 2014 distinguished law alumni by his alma mater, Washington University Law School in St. Louis.  The law school stated:  “the distinguished law alumni awards honor alumni who have obtained distinction in their professional

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Michael K. Livingston, Esq. Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Michael K. Livingston of Davis Levin Livingston in Honolulu, HI was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting held February 22-26, 2014 in Kailua-Kona, HI The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership

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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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Federal Judge Rules Mother Can Sue U.S. Army in Child’s Beating Death

  A South Carolina mother has been granted permission to sue the U.S. Army in the beating death of her little girl in a case that could force the Pentagon to take a hard look at its duties to families

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Special Education: Judge To Weigh DOE Sanctions For Felix Neglect

Special Education News  THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE (V. 4, N. 17) Innovative Class Action Techniques – The Use of Rule 23(b)(2) in Consumer Class Actions -14 Loyola Consumer Law Review 251 (2002)At issue is whether staff was trained for a

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