Hawaii

71 ABA Journal Hawaii articles.

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

A Hawaii personal injury attorney who advertised his tax law expertise has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for understating his income on his own 2006 return.

Andrew…

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

Once upon a time, a clothesline was a standard feature of most back yards. But concern that publicly airing clean laundry attached with clothespins to a rope or wire was…

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

In Chicago on Monday, security guards at the criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue, billed as the nation’s busiest, were implementing a new policy against cellphones and other…

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

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a respected leading lawmaker and the longest-serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate, died Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.…

Judge Tackles Unruly Man Who Jumped Up on the Bench

A Honolulu judge tackled a man who caused a ruckus in his courtroom on Monday, according to bystanders and a police spokeswoman.

Judge Lono Lee acted after the man entered…

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

Having already been found liable in the 2006 hiking accident deaths of a Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner and her cousin, the state of Hawaii has agreed to pay a…

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

Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for a Saipan lawyer who reportedly fell victim to an international fraud scheme operated from Hong Kong that targeted lawyers.

Charged with…

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

A Santa Cruz deputy city attorney was found dead along a Maui cliff last week following a reported domestic dispute. Her companion, who leapt from a nearby cliff as police…

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

A new lawsuit alleges a fired employee hacked into his former company’s networked computers and deliberately destroyed an entire season of a syndicated children’s TV show.

The suit

Mistakenly Believing Immunity Applied, Ex-Diplomat’s Son Stole $300K from Law Firm

In a new twist on an all-too-familiar crime, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that a former office manager stole $300,000 from a local law firm because he…

Judge OKs Suit re Maker’s Claimed Failure to Warn of ‘Addictive’ Nature of Lineage II Web Game

A federal judge in Hawaii has given a green light to part of a pro se plaintiff’s lawsuit contending that he wasted some 20,000 hours playing Lineage II between 2004…

Law Firms Swindled Out of $500K in E-Mail Scam

Two law firms in Honolulu were scammed out of $500,000 in an e-mail scheme that’s apparently targeting the legal community.

During the past six weeks, six different law firms have…

Could Seal Be Homicidal? Worried Officials Plan Ban of Growing Baby

A baby monk seal swimming around the island of Molokai, in Hawaii, seems to love people. But he could love them to death as he gets bigger, perhaps by playfully…

There Ought to Be a Law ... Against Body Odor and Being Loaded While Loaded?

Despite a plethora of laws already on the books, there’s still plenty of bad behavior that hasn’t yet been banned. But officials in New York and Hawaii are proposing laws…

Man Charged in Honolulu Lawyer’s Murder; Domestic Situation Alleged

Craig Kimsel had reportedly built a tall fence with a locked gate around his home in Kailua, Hawaii, and sought a restraining order.

But Daniel Kahanaoi allegedly got through and…

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