This is the handout for the CLE session on Amicus Briefing for the Hawaii State Bar Association's Section of Appellate Law - 5/20/2013…more
Michael A. Yoshida email@example.com
May 14, 2013
On Monday, May 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified when certain debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. In Bullock v. BankChampaign, NA, No. 11-1518, the unanimous…more
Anna H. Oshiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 23, 2013
The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a construction licensing opinion concluding that renovation contractors are not entitled to undertake specialty work (such as…more
Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v....
This is the brief of Owners' Counsel of America supporting the petitioners in Brandt v. United States. That case involves an abandoned rail line in Wyoming, but this case has nationwide implications.
The issue before the…more
Earlier this week, the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) issued an important decision, concluding that insurance companies have a duty to provide a defense for policyholders when they are sued for construction defects. This…more
The Winter/Spring 2013 edition of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert's Legal Alert, featuring articles on the firm's tradition of community service, the Group Builders issue (insurance coverage for construction defects), and more…more
City of Tombstone v. United States
This brief addresses whether the City of Tombstone is likely to succeed on its claim that its ability to access and repair the sources of its municipal water located on federal land is not trumped by the federal government’s…more
Founded in Honolulu in 1963 by Frank Damon, a Hawai‘i-born descendant of missionaries from New England, and Henry Shigekane, the son of Japanese immigrants, Damon & Shigekane pioneered new territory by crossing ethnic lines — a…more
Hoku Lele, LLC v. City and County of...
The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, in a unanimous panel opinion authored by Judge Foley, held that a "zoning verification" by the Director of the City and County's Department of Planning and Permitting is not a "action of…more
District Council 50 of the Intn'l...
This case involves contractors' licensing and whether the holder of a specialty renovation license is entitled to do certain specialty renovation work as "incidental and supplemental" to that license. The Hawaii Intermediate…more
The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation (“DOT”) recently issued temporary administrative rules that will affect anyone planning on installing and placing in service a renewable energy technology system, including a…more
Koontz v. St. John's River Water...
Today, on behalf Owners' Counsel of America, we filed this amicus brief in Koontz v. St Johns River Water Mgmt Dist., No. 11-1447 (cert. granted Oct. 5, 2012). That's the case asking whether the "essential nexus" and "rough…more
Huapala Senior Care E, LLC v. City and...
Huapala Senior Care E, LLC, a developer of residential housing for elderly residents of Manoa Valley, today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the City and County of Honolulu. The lawsuit charges that the City,…more
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau seeks an Associate Justice to preside over trial and appellate proceedings. Palauan laws include the Palau Constitution, statutes, customary law, case law, and United States common law…more
Legal newsletter with articles on Foreign Accounts and the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, Bankruptcy law, the new I-9 Form in Immigration law, and an update on the law of Hawaii vacation rentals…more
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