Hawaii

Civil Rights

With help of new laws, Aloha State says hello to tourists, goodbye to some among homeless population

Consumer Law

Takata says up to 40M more air bags must be recalled; Hawaii sues on consumers’ behalf

Legislation & Lobbying

California lawmakers OK raising legal smoking age from 18 to 21

Criminal Justice

Passersby douse courthouse flames with building fire extinguishers; police seek arson suspect

Precedents

Jan. 17, 1893: Hawaii’s monarchy ends

Legal Ethics

Hawaii lawyer surrenders law license to avoid disciplinary proceedings

Criminal Justice

Man gets 10 months for threats in voice mail to federal judge

Trials and Litigation

Lawyers pay $1M and apologize to resolve ‘provably false’ claims made in sex-abuse suit

Criminal Justice

Lawyer’s conviction for licking client’s ear is upheld on appeal

Criminal Justice

Should Hawaii cops retain exemption allowing sex with prostitutes? Lawmakers debate the issue

Government Law

Injured lawyer pulls surviving colleagues from burning plane crash wreckage

Criminal Justice

Attorney who said he was tax law specialist understates own income on return, gets 20 months

Real Estate & Property Law

19 ‘right to dry’ states outlaw clothesline bans; is yours among them?

Court Security

Courthouse screeners enforce ban on cellphones ... and a pet duck

Obituaries

Sen. Daniel Inouye, Decorated War Veteran, Law Grad and Longtime US Leader, Dies at Age 88

Judiciary

Judge Tackles Unruly Man Who Jumped Up on the Bench

Government Law

$15.4M in Hiking Deaths of Gibson Dunn Partner and Cousin May Be Hawaii’s Biggest PI Settlement

White-Collar Crime

Convicted of Money Laundering, Lawyer Victimized in $300K Bad Check Scam Is Now Disbarred

Criminal Justice

Santa Cruz Lawyer Is Killed in Hawaii; Companion Who Leapt from Cliff Is Reported Suspect

Criminal Justice

Producer Sues ISP and its Fired Employee, Saying Hack Destroyed Season of Kids’ TV Series