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Coordinated State Court Class Actions: The New Paradigm

The Consumer Advocate, Volume 6 Issue 3, May/June by Thomas R. Grande Thirty years after adoption of the current modern class action rule, class action practice is now undergoing more change and transition than at any other time. In the

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Class-Action Suit Seeks Damages for DHHL Delay

By Mark Adams, Maui News Staff Writer WAILUKU — In 1954, Elizabeth W. Yabui was living on Molokai and turned in her first application for a homestead lot to the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Decades later, after a

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Class Actions: Lawsuit to test raid of state pension fund

Class Actions News Lawsuit to test raid of state pension fund By John Duchemin Advertiser Staff Writer HONOLULU – In 1982, as the California government struggled to balance its budget, lawmakers proposed a handy way to generate hundreds of millions

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Kona Coffee Farmers Win Fake Bean Suit

Cheap coffee had been repackaged as expensive Kona beans for years By Debra Barayugarr HONOLULU – A $1.25 million settlement was announced today on behalf of Kona farmers, who won a three-year battle to protect the reputation of one of

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Innovative Class Action Techniques

The Use of Rule 23(b)(2) in Consumer Class Actions -14 Loyola Consumer Law Review 251 (2002) by Thomas R. Grande Table of Contents I. Introduction 252 II. History and Elements of Rule 23(b)(2) 252 III. Relief Available Under Rule 23(b)(2)

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Class Actions Benefit Consumer

an excerpted from TRIAL Magazine Volume 33 No.4, April By Mark S. Davis & Thomas R. Grande “The class action is one of the few legal remedies the small claimant has against those who command the status quo.” – U.S.

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Kapolei Dust Lawsuit Settled for $2 million

The state and contractors will set up a fund for homeowners By Rob Perez HONOLULU – Contractors and others involved in building Kapolei subdivision have agreed to kick in $2.1 million to solve a dusty old problem. And once the

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Hilton Settles Tower Mold Class Action Suit

About 2,900 guests qualify to share the $1.8 million settlement By Allison Schaefers A class-action lawsuit, filed by a Florida man who accused Waikiki’s Hilton Hawaiian Village of failing to disclose a mold problem at its Kalia Tower, could compensate

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