Hawaii's 2012 Reapportionment Plan "extracted" 108,767 residents -- nearly 8% of the total population -- and did not count them as Hawaii "permanent residents." It excluded these people from the body politic: (1) active duty…more
The Spring/Summer edition of Damon Key's Legal Alert, with articles on the Hawaii Supreme Court's latest construction law decision, Estate Planning, the duty to defend claims arising from faulty workmanship, and the successful…more
In re Trustees Under the Will of the...
Yesterday, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals issued an opinion in In re Trustees Under the Will of the Estate of James Campbell, No. 30006 (June 13, 2013), a fascinating case involving the nature of Torrens title.
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
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