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Juice Tree of Haw., Inc. v. Yuen

Citation: 9 ELR 20739
No. No. 58218, 13 ERC 1888/(Haw. Cir. Ct., 09/07/1979)

The court declares unconstitutional an Hawaii statute prohibiting the sale of plastic beverage containers. On the basis of the parties' stipulation of facts, the court rules that the statute denies package manufacturers their rights to equal protection and due process, is unconstitutionally vague, and imposes an undue burden on interstate commerce in violation of the Commerce Clause.

A copy of the parties' stipulation of facts is available from ELR (18 pp. $2.25, ELR Order No. C-1198).

Counsel for Plaintiffs
William H. Dodd, Stephen T. Robinson
Chun, Kerr & Dodd
Suite 1408, Amfac Bldg., 600 Bishop St., Honolulu HA 96813
(808) 531-6575

Counsel for Defendant
Laurence K. Lau, Phillip F. Moon, Deputy Attorneys General
State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu HA 96813
(808) 548-4740