Damon Key attorney Jim McWhinnie is featured in the February 5, 2010 Pacific Business News report Civil suits jump as courts face cutbacks.
For the second year in a row, the number of civil lawsuits filed in Hawaii has jumped to a new high after what had been years of steady decline.
Attorney Jim McWhinnie is not surprised.
“Transactional attorneys who do real estate business deals, nonlitigation, they had noticed the economy slowing so the deals slow down,” said McWhinnie, a director and chairman of the litigation practice group at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert. “There are people — who might normally not sue if they are seeing good buys and good projects — they sue when the economy’s tight because they’re tight for money.”
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