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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.


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In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, No. 16-466 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state court does not generally have specific personal jurisdiction to entertain class-action claims by non-resident plaintiffs against a company headquartered outside of the forum state (here Bristol-Myers Squibb was not based in California). In future class action claims against nationwide corporate defendants, it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court is generally requiring piecemeal litigation in each state where a plaintiff was injured, instead of allowing for a single consolidated class action in a single state court lawsuit.

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