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EEOC: Oceanic Time Warner Cable/Spectrum's attendance polices violate federal law

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

HONOLULU — A federal agency alleges a Hawaii communication company's inflexible leave and attendance policies violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Feds allege commercial fishing boat unlawfully discharged oil off Hawaii's coast

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges that a fishing vessel owned by a Hawaii limited liability company unlawfully discharged oil into the ocean offshore of Hawaii.

HAWAII SUPREME COURT: Mahilani E.K. Hiatt Sworn In

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

The South Kohala District Court was the scene of much celebration as Mahilani E.K. Hiatt was sworn in as judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit before family, friends, and colleagues on August 31, 2018.

Hawaii Supreme Court rules Ige is Democrat gubernatorial primary winner

By Charmaine Little | Sep 7, 2018

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 27, the Supreme Court of Hawaii determined a candidate for governor who was upset by an incumbent in a primary election couldn’t prove the primary winner committed election fraud and bribery.

Hawaii Supreme Court rules backs state in Thirty Meter Telescope sublease case

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state's Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), saying it was not required to hold a contested case hearing prior to subleasing by the University of Hawaii (UH) to TMT International Observatory for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Court rules financial services software company litigation will remain in Hawaii

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

HONOLULU — Hawaii's Attorney General Russell Suzuki received a legal victory recently after a court ruled that litigation involving Hawaii and a financial services software company will remain in the state.

HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL: State's case against Ciber, Inc. insurers will proceed in Hawaii

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

HDOT has already received $11 million on its claim against Ciber, Inc., and seeks additional compensation from Ciber’s insurers.

Hawaii Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of state's use tax scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki announced May 22 that the state’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s use tax scheme in the case CompUSA Stores LP v. State of Hawaii, Department of Taxation.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Hawaii joins coalition urging Congress to oppose Trump's proposed EPA budget cuts

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 12, 2017

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced March 31 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to the U. S. House and Senate Appropriations committees. In the letter, the coalition expressed opposition to legislative and budgetary measures that would reduce the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) funding.

Hawaii appeals court says aggregate settlement amount in asbestos case was sufficient

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 31, 2017

A three-judge panel of the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals, or ICA, ruled March 16 that the aggregate settlement amount provided was good enough, upholding the Circuit Court of the First Circuit’s Dec. 21, 2015 order.

EPA complaint against Syngenta, other policies in doubt under new Trump pick, advocate says

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2017

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environment Protection Agency has many wondering what will become of the agency's activities, including a pesticide complaint filed last month over an incident on Kauai a year ago, a workplace advocate said.

Hawaii Attorney General files motion to stop hold on health care services transition

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 3, 2016

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced that his office filed a motion in court seeking to lift an order that temporarily stops activities related to the transition of Maui Memorial Medical Center Kula Hospital & Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital to a new Kaiser entity.

Hawaii AG comments on state Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals in union case

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 3, 2016

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin announced that the state’s Supreme Court decline to hear an appeal brought by District Council 50 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and Aloha Glass Sale and Service Inc.

EDMC agrees to reform practices, forgive $183,865 in Hawaii student loans

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 13, 2016

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says for-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgive roughly $183,865 in loans for 181 former Hawaii students.

Idaho AG settles with allegedly unlicensed legal practice

By Bryan Cohen | Jul 31, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced a settlement on Tuesday with the owner of a legal practice that allegedly practiced law without being licensed in the state of Idaho.

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