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Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact
    The appeal in Building Industry Association v. U.S. Department of Commerce arose under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”).  It required the 9th Circuit Court…
  • Jun 15

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy
    In Cal. Bldg. Industry Assn. v. City of San Jose (opinion filed on June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance that requires new residential developments to sell 15 percent of…
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
Rank this Week: 1382

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Jul 31

    Ninth Circuit - Jones Act is Constitutional

    Ninth Circuit - Jones Act is Constitutional
    The Ninth Circuit struck down a challenge to the constitutionality of the Jones Act or Merchant Marine Act of 1920. The case was Novak v. United States and the opinion can be found here. The litigated component of the Jones...
  • Jul 27

    9th Circuit - California Shark Fin Law Not Preempted by Fed Fisheries Law

    9th Circuit - California Shark Fin Law Not Preempted by Fed Fisheries Law
    The Ninth Circuit rejected a challenge to California's Shark Fin Law, Cal. Fish & Game Code § 2021(b) which makes it "unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin" in the state....
  • Jun 30

    ABA Litigation Section - FREE Roundtable on Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease

    ABA Litigation Section - FREE Roundtable on Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease
    The ABA Section of Litigation announced a free roundtable to discuss Cotenancy clauses after a recent decision by a California appeals court, Grand Prospect Partners, LP v. Ross Dress for Less. You can find the link for registration here.…
Rank this Week: 4919

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
  • Jul 8

    June 2015 Published Appellate Opinion

    June 2015 Published Appellate Opinion
    In June, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued fifteen published opinions, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals issued two. Below is a brief synopsis of each: In State v. Phua, SCWC-11-0000686 (June 30, 2015), the HAWSCT vacated the defendant’s…
  • Jul 6

    Only an appealable order or judgment gives rise to an appealable order or judgment

    Only an appealable order or judgment gives rise to an appealable order or judgment
    On June 29, 2015, the HAWSCT issue an opinion in Zachary Fred Bailey v. Burrelle David Duvauchelle, Trustee Under Duvauchelle Family Trust U/D/T Dated August 14, 2008, SCWC-14-0000883, further clarifying its seminal decision in Jenkins and…
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up

    June 2015 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up
    Once again we round up the stats for the Hawaii appellate courts for the previous month. In the month of June 2015, 137 decisions (in the form of opinions and orders) were issued by the courts, up from 95 in May. The following is a breakdown…
Rank this Week: 4788

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Features the story of the life, times and tribulations of a Trial Attorney in Paradise.

http://808crime.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI

    National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI
    “There’s three types of lies in the world: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Origin disputed.  Congratulations Hawaii! According the the US Department of Justice and the FBI our DUI arrests are way under…
  • Jun 23

    Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June

    Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June
    Four years ago in May upon reflection and discussion with my new wife, I realized that, no matter how much I dreamed of being a Public Defender forever, my time there was coming to a close. It was time for me to leave.  May 31, 2011 was…
  • Apr 10

    TRADITION vs. EDUCATION Maunakea and TMT

    TRADITION vs. EDUCATION Maunakea and TMT
    (or, a love-letter to a childhood observatory) First and foremost, I think telescopes are awesome. More than telescopes, I love observatories. And I love planetariums. I have a child with whom, someday, I would love to share the wonders of…
Rank this Week: 3034

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Hawaii Labor and Employment Law

Covers labor and employment issues affecting Hawaii employers. By Ryan E. Sanada.

http://www.hilaborlaw.com
  • Jun 23

    Can You Ask Applicants for a Headshot?

    Can You Ask Applicants for a Headshot?
    One of the issues that has come up quite often in the past few years is whether employers should use social media sites (such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) to look up information about job candidates.  HR professionals…
  • May 4

    Don’t Put This On Your Resume

    Don’t Put This On Your Resume
    For some reason last week, my Facebook feed was full of people complaining about the fact that it was Monday and they had to go back to work.  It was a little unusual to see so many posts complaining about Monday, and I almost…
  • Apr 29

    Linda Chu Takayama Confirmed as DLIR Director

    Linda Chu Takayama Confirmed as DLIR Director
    Linda Chu Takayama has been confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate to serve as the newest Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”).  She was appointed by Governor Ige to lead the DLIR after the…
Rank this Week: 5081

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3498

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
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Hawaii Injury Lawyer Blog

Hawaii Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers birth injuries and medical malpractice issues. By Bostwick & Peterson, LLP.

http://www.hawaiiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Hawaii Helicopter Accident Closes Popular Hiking Traill

    Hawaii Helicopter Accident Closes Popular Hiking Traill
    Hawaii news reports that the Kalalau Trail in Napali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai will be re-opended following a recent helicopter accident. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. Thursday at Kalalau Beach. According to the…
  • Sep 6

    Determining The Cause Of Helicopter Accidents Can Be Complex

    Determining The Cause Of Helicopter Accidents Can Be Complex
    Hawaii news reports that a helicopter has crashed into a pineapple field about one mile south of Wheeler Army Airfield. Two people in the helicopter suffered serious personal injuries when the helicopter landed in Kunia. According to…
  • Aug 31

    Fatal Rollover Accident Kills Hawaii Man

    Fatal Rollover Accident Kills Hawaii Man
    Hawaii news Now has reported that a man in his forties was killed early Thursday morning when the car he was driving veered off the Likelike Highway. Investigators explain that after leaving the highway, the vehicle veered up an embankment…
Rank this Week: 5071