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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Hawaii on
Q: Oh and I nearly forgot when they took me to the holding cell .I was repeatly asking to talk to my lawyer

They just kept ignoring me I felt like they were not honoring my rights so when they questioned me I just answered making up wat ever because I felt they were not respecting my rights

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Hawaii on
Q: If police have warrant for your house but raid another house first and then detain 2 people who were not on the warrant

They also searched my brother in laws and his friends vehicle they were not on the warrant search either

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Hawaii on
Q: If police have warrant for your house but raid another house first and then detain 2 people who were not on the warrant

They also searched my brother in laws and his friends vehicle they were not on the warrant search either

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Hawaii on
Q: Can I get help to get out of a contract? I have had a horrible experience with a solar panel company.

Firstly, the person who sold me them lied about what my electric bill would be. Secondly, they installed the system backwards, that made my electric bill triple it took them a year and a half to figure this out. Lastly, where they put the solar panels, I had terrible mold on my ceiling. They told... Read more »

Jacob Rheaume
Jacob Rheaume PRO label
answered on Mar 18, 2023

Hi Judy,

I'm terribly sorry this is happening to you. Without being able to review the contract, the advise that I (or anyone else) will be able to give you is limited.

That said, from what you say, I think you (most likely) have a very strong case arising under common law,...
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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Hawaii on
Q: Buyer deferred home inspection, now wants seller to pay for expanding water tank as they are trying to obtain insurance?

I disclosed water tank capacity to my best knowledge, was told it was 4-5k, I put 5k on disclosure. Buyer is having trouble getting insurance as water company told them tank was 2500 gallons, not enough to aid if fire happens. This was a precipitous sale, they deferred all inspections and wanted... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Hawaii on
Q: Can I start a podcast with the same name as a documentary film from several years ago? Not quite same focus (see details

I want to start a podcast called gun stories (pretty generic name.). When I do a trademark search, there's a documentary called gun stories. Our podcast is interviewing people about their stories about guns. The documentary was about the history of guns.

Matthew Nuzum
Matthew Nuzum
answered on Mar 15, 2023

Yes, you can, but if your podcast is deemed confusingly similar to the prior uses then you may be approached to change the name or reduce the chance of confusion. And, by the way, doing a trademark search is not the best way to see if there's a conflicting usage of the name. The purpose of a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Hawaii on
Q: Am I allowed to reference a worksheet in a screenplay?

The worksheet came from a book. The copyright page states: “Purchasers of this book have permission to copy worksheets and boxes, where indicated by footnotes, for personal use or use with individual clients. These worksheets and boxes may be copied from the book or accessed directly from the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Hawaii on
Q: I had a lease through 3/31/23. On 1/9/23, I gave my landlords written notice to vacate the unit early on 2/14/23.

I volunteered to help find a new tenant to fill the vacancy beginning on 2/15/23, which was successful. She signed a one-year lease beginning on 2/15/23. I was expecting my secuirty deposit back on/around 2/28/23 (two weeks in Hawaii). After three weeks, I emailed a letter asking for the deposit... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Employment Law for Hawaii on
Q: If I request appeals board of labor and/or Supreme Court to deny attorney fee due to misrepresenration& not preforming

attorney's services hired for,do I still have to pay attorney fee if he has put a lein on money recieved for injury?

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Banking for Hawaii on
Q: As for subpoena for a corporation located in Connecticut, what is required to allow sanctions if subpoena is ignored?

I need to obtain discovery documents from a corporation in Connecticut for hearing in hawaii

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Hawaii on
Q: Can I sue a store for non delivery of product with a POS receipt that is not a registered business in Hawaii?

After seeing and agreeing to put a deposit on a product at a store in Maui, I was asked to sign a shipping & purchase document, as they were just the licenced distributer of the product and the manufacturer would be shipping my product upon full payment. I remember reading I would have 14 days... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
answered on Mar 2, 2023

If you believe that you have been a victim of a scam or fraud, you may want to consider contacting an attorney who specializes in consumer protection or fraud cases. They can advise you on your legal options and help you determine whether you have a viable claim for damages.

In general,...
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Q: My Workers' Compensation Atty never communicates or knows me. Feel unrepresented. Wrongful doings by my claims adjuster.

Employee injured/disabled; neuro spinal surgery done with more damaged nerves.

Claim's adjuster biased and fabrication in reports and proofs to Atty with no response. Lots of INTENTIONAL HIPPA VIOLATIONS DONE.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Try to discuss your concerns with your attorney. If you are not satisfied, consult with other attorneys on taking over the case. You may want to hire a new attorney before firing your current attorney.

Note, this is only general information, not legal advice. Consult an attorney in your state.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Hawaii on
Q: Toxic work place suffered a psychological injury.Is a psychological injury a disability?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 4, 2023

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to workers' comp and disability attorneys in Hawaii to try to set up free initial consults to discuss. You could search attorneys on your own, and there's a tab above,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Hawaii on
Q: If a sibling created a false will and named himself executor what can I do to make things right
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
answered on Dec 7, 2022

You need to hire an attorney to contest the will. If you don't, it will be accepted by the probate court and will be administered per its terms.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Hawaii on
Q: Backing out of supermarket stall I bumped into someone behind. There was no damage.The lady said I dont know what to do

I told the lady there was no damage. There was lots of traffic backing up. I got back into my car pulled out and as I was moving forward the lady grabbed onto my cars driver side mirror almost pulling it off. I told the lady there was no damage get off my car. She let go. So I left thinking she... Read more »

Mark Simonds
Mark Simonds
answered on Oct 10, 2022

I recommend that you hire a competent attorney, or, if financial circumstances do not permit that, to apply for the services of a public defender. Depending on how you are charged, this is a matter which could result in the potential for jail time under these facts, possibly up to 10 days! While... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Hawaii on
Q: How do you know if a deceased parent had a will, or life insurance?

Also a deceased parent estate, and assets, where to find this information.

Kelly LaPrade
Kelly LaPrade
answered on Oct 9, 2022

You should check at local banks to find out if the decedent had a safe deposit box. Most banks will allow access for the purposes of looking for a Will. Look through the decedent’s files and mail.

If you do not have access you may need to contact a lawyer to determine if you can be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Hawaii on
Q: Can Canadian citizens leave and return to the US if they are in the process of a visitor visa extension?

I am a Canadian citizen and have been in the US for just over 12 months. I have applied for a visitor visa extension before my 6 months expiration date and was given a biometrics interview, however, at the time my daughter's passport expired and we had COVID and we re-scheduled the... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Oct 1, 2022

There is something odd about this situation. Usually those who file for an I-539 extension are not required to do biometrics. I sense that the wrong form was filed out, but more information is needed!

Canadians usually have a unique relationship with the U.S. The entry is often viewed as...
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