The recent case of Estate of Blink v. State, Hawai'i Supreme Court No. 25430 (February 20, 2007) reaffirmed that the State is responsible both to repair and to give notice/warning of defects on its roadways. Instead of giving notice and warning however, as reported in The Honolulu Advertiser on March 14 and 15, 2007, the State DOT has a current policy of concealing information about accidents on Hawai'i's roadways in a misguided effort to avoid responsibily for its failings. The Advertiser claimed that studies show that this policy has delayed road safety improvements which would have prevented accidents which are now occurring on our roadways. In short, citizens of this State are now having a spouse or child needlessly killed or permanently disabled on a defective roadway because our State DOT has been hiding information about dangerous highway conditions instead of publicizing them and correcting the conditions. Some may think that this violates the public trust.
Game Truck Georgia was recently hit with a $4.7 million judgment for injuries arising out of a game of "bubble soccer". But this was after they had pleaded with their insurer to settle those same claims for a pretrial offer of $1 million - which was within their policy limits. Their insurer, Atlantic Specialty Insurance, declined those offers and forced the case to trial. Now the attorneys for Game Truck Georgia are chasing their own insurance company for its bad faith refusal to settle - a refusal which led to the insolvency and desctruction of their business.
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