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Hilo Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs Wikimedia Commons

Hilo Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs

Carey Mills is the first person sentenced for Covid-19 fraud in Hawaii and must pay $937,575 in restitution to the Small Business Administration.

Hawaii Judges Were Trained To Run Better Child Welfare Hearings. Their Performance Plummeted Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Judges Were Trained To Run Better Child Welfare Hearings. Their Performance Plummeted

The hearings can determine whether parents lose their children, but topics that could help avoid that are rarely or never discussed.

‘Just A Number’: Parents Who Face Losing Their Kids Say Court-Appointed Attorneys Don’t Do Enough Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

‘Just A Number’: Parents Who Face Losing Their Kids Say Court-Appointed Attorneys Don’t Do Enough

A Civil Beat review found that parents almost never win on appeal, and that the appellate court finds procedural flaws in half the cases.

Defamed Doula Wins $52,000 In Punitive Damages In Lactation Porn Case Screenshot

Defamed Doula Wins $52,000 In Punitive Damages In Lactation Porn Case

The jury found women went too far warning each other about Danny “The Doula” Gallagher’s promotion of lactation erotica.

Lawsuit: Working Cameras Needed To Prevent Sexual Assaults At Women’s Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawsuit: Working Cameras Needed To Prevent Sexual Assaults At Women’s Prison

This is the second federal trial in the civil case dealing with claims by women inmates who say they were assaulted in the control booths of the facility.

Here’s What Happened When Lawyers For A Condo Association Tried To Collect Their Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Here’s What Happened When Lawyers For A Condo Association Tried To Collect Their Fees

Porter McGuire Kiakona now faces $475,000 in damages for violating debt collection laws in a case that started with a $150 fine against a dog owner.

Another Vacancy Posted For Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Another Vacancy Posted For Hawaii Supreme Court

It is the second associate justice position to become open this month due to mandatory retirement age rules.

Judge Rejects Couple’s Request For Extended TRO Against Deputy Prosecutor County Prosecuting Attorney Office Facebook

Judge Rejects Couple’s Request For Extended TRO Against Deputy Prosecutor

Big Island Deputy Prosecutor Randall Winston Albright succeeded in having a judge toss out a temporary restraining order against him and his wife for alleged harassment of their neighbors.

Chad Blair: Next Hawaii Governor May Pick Three Supreme Court Justices Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Chad Blair: Next Hawaii Governor May Pick Three Supreme Court Justices

By law, judges and justices have to retire by age 70. But that sure seems young, doesn’t it?

US Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear American Samoa Citizenship Case Gets Mixed Reaction Getty Images/iStockphoto

US Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear American Samoa Citizenship Case Gets Mixed Reaction

Advocates had hoped the case would be a chance for the court to overturn racist case law that affects residents of all U.S. territories.

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