Hawaii Supreme Court News

Viewpoint: Hawaii Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Work Comp Subrogation

Workers’ compensation carriers doing business in Hawaii held their collective breathe for 2021 waiting on the Supreme Court to decide whether it would incorporate the common law Made Whole Doctrine to workers’ compensation liens. The case, Moranz v. Harbor Mall, …

Hawaii High Court Rules That Party Host Can Be Held Liable

The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that a party host can be held liable for serving alcohol to a minor who dies from alcohol poisoning, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. The unanimous ruling revives a lawsuit by the family of a …

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Wrongful Death Suit

Ala Moana Center had a duty to care for a woman who died after getting stuck in an exhaust duct, even though she was trespassing on the roof, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled. But the opinion filed Thursday also affirms …