Three recent mainland Abuse of Process cases have addressed the situation
where insurance carriers have used the expenses and delay of
litigation to drive plaintiffs (claimants) into the ground.
This is a common insurance company tactic here in Hawaii as well as on the
mainland. By driving up the costs of litigation, the insurers are able to
escape or substantially reduce their claims payouts both in the current claim and
by deterring people from bringing similar claims in the future. However, such
unethical actions may give rise to claims for insurance company bad faith here
in Hawaii as they have on the mainland. For more information please visit
Hawaii Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer - Attorney
page and scroll down to the lower part of that page to the
section entitled "Abuse of Process and Bad Faith Claims".
Mediation works - so we use it regularly. In Providence, R.I., in 2014 eight female aerialists doing a hair-hang act 20+ feet above the ground were severely injured when the metal frame supporting their act collapsed hurtling them to the floor. They recently obtained a total combined settlement of $52.5-million through mediation of their claims See, Eight severely injured aerialists recover $52.5-million settlement through mediation.
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