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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014


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AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
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American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013

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Hawaii Accident News

Archived Accident News for Hawaii

News dating back to 2003


Archived News Items:


Work Comp-18 percent claim drop


Deadly Hawaii Car Accidents


Hangarter v. Provident - biased DMEs and bad faith


Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. U.S. Dist. Court - boilerplate objections in discovery


Child Brain Injuries


Abuse of Process cases - sham defenses


Dominic Peressini - insurance company profits or paying claims


Hubbard v. Hills Materials - bad faith and workers comp


Udac v. Takata Corp - failed seatbelt case


Overstated Med Mal Losses


Orthopedic Associates v HIG - medical expense down-coding


PIP Medical Examiniers Chosen by Agreement


Dorn v Burlington - Hedonic Losses in Hawaii


Property Insurers Income Still Up in 2004


Keinker v Bauer - joint liability of State for roadway defects


Georgia doctor uncloakes Med Mal reform


Johnson v Nakkim - cases ripe for an appeal


Collossus program discovery


Infant Contributory Negligence - Grace v. Kumalaa


Infant Statue of Limitations Tolling - Kahale v C and C of Honolulu


ERISA liens - AFL v Bosque


Rodwin article - Admin expenses burden doctors not Med Mal


Wild West Websites - unauthorized lawyer referral agencies


Statements to Insurers Discoverable - Iwamoto v Hirata


Enoka v AIG - attorneys fees in bad faith claims


Liberty Mutual v Dennison - separate insurance limits for emotional distress


Vacek v FTCA - Delivery of Form 95


Sereboff v Mid Atlantic - ERISA plan liens


Courbat v Dahana Ranch - Recreational Activity Releases


Granger v Geico - UIM insurance and underlying BI coverage


SB 3072 - Wilson v Gamata reversed


Reardon v Windswept Farm - recreational activity releases


Yamane v Pohlson - Med Mal employer liability


Carpenter v Superior Court - limits on DMEs


Brende v Hara - medical confidentiality for litigants


Willis v Swain - basic UM in HJUP policies


Fields v Allstate - Allstate and bad faith


Brende reaffirmed - medical confidentiality for litigants


ISO - invasion of medical privacy


Kaopuiki v Kealoha - punitive damages for drunk driving


Humeston v Merck - Vioxx cases


Estate of Blink - info on other roadway accidents


Rubin v Sullivan - PIP for welfare recipients


Arkansas Dept of Health v Ahlborn - limits on Medicaid liens


Bessent v Matthews lessor and tenant dog bite


Ledbetter v Goodyear - 180 days of discrimination


Fehrenbach v O'Malley - limitations on parental claims


Insurer Profit for 9 Months of 2006


Amos v Commissioner - confidentiality provisions may have tax consequences


Vanguard Car Rental v. Huchon - Limits on Congressional Grants of Immunity


Owner Liability for Contractor Negligence - Makaneole v. Gampon


Kaiama v. AIG - "family member" UIM insurance exclusion found void




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An important victory in the fight for individual rights (as opposed to insurer rights) is the case of Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara. In that case on May 26, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the efforts of a health insurer who tried to convert its insurance coverage into a 'loan agreement' and recover its medical expense payments from Mr. Yukumoto when he had a 3rd party claim - in spite of the fact that he was not being fully compensated for his losses. This insidious insurance practice has been damaging the citizens and members of the Hawaii community for many years. For more info, see the decision here: Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara, Hawaii Sup. Ct. No. SCAP-15-0000460 (May 26, 2017).





Awards and Honors
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
Martindale Hubbell - AV rated lawyer - Best Rating Possible
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 10 of 10
ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers
ATLA Top 100
5.0 of 5.0 top rated by Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com - Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 - Top Rating Possible
National Trial Lawyers - Top Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2015
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2015
Marquis' Who's Who
Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014



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