PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
$1.6 million award for a physician’s failure to timely diagnose breast cancer
$950,000 award for a physician’s failure to timely treat a bleeding ulcer
$135,000 award for a slip and fall injury on a public sidewalk
$90,000 settlement for a slip and fall injury on a public sidewalk
$160,000 settlement in a back injury case
PUBLIC INTEREST CASES
$22 BILLION jury award in a case against the late President Marcos for conversion of a treasure trove consisting of gold bullion and a solid gold Buddha statue.
The development of a large Waikiki ocean front condominium/hotel development which would create congestion, loss of view, and interfere with ocean usage by the public is enjoined by the court in favor of a much smaller more reasonable project.
One of the world’s largest life insurance companies is found guilty of breach of fiduciary duty by the court when it did a hostile takeover of a small Hawaii life insurance company.
WILLS & TRUST CASES
A will which would result in the loss of a $350,000 family home to outsiders and obtained through undue influence, is set aside.
A court challenge to a will which sets up a trust for the benefit of the heirs, is repelled.
REAL ESTATE DISPUTES
A landlocked homeowner’s right to access to the outside is protected.
A deed which would transfer away the family home worth $400,000, obtained through undue influence, is set aside.
The real property tax assessor is forced to reduce his tax assessment of a Hawaii golf course open to the public, by over $10 million.