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On Monday, May 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified when certain debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. In Bullock v. BankChampaign, NA, No. 11-1518, the unanimous Court explained what the term “defalcation” means in section 523(a)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code.Read more
The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a construction licensing opinion concluding that renovation contractors are not entitled to undertake specialty work (such as painting), directly related to and necessary for the completion of the renovation project, unless the cost and scope of the specialty work is “incidental and supplemental” in comparison to the overall cost and scope of the project.Read more
The firm is participating in the Access to Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Initiative, and last month, Damon Key attorneys Mark Murakami, Bethany Ace, and Tred Eyerly represented the firm at the ceremony recognizing the participating law firms. The firm was honored with a resolution from the Legislature praising our commitment to pro bono, by pledging to serve the Access to Justice Room at Honolulu District Court for November.Read more
Anna H. Oshiro has the latest on several important bills working their way through the Hawaii Legislature here.Read more
Here’s the Winter/Spring 2013 Edition of Legal Alert, with articles on the firm’s tradition of community service, an update on the Group Builders issue (insurance coverage for construction defects), and more. Download it here.Read more