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Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the Hawaii Pesticides Law impliedly preempts a county ordinance that seeks to regulate pesticides and genetically engineered plants. The ordinance would have required commercial...

'Iao Ground Water Management Area High-Level Source Water Use Permit Applications

The Supreme Court of Hawaii vacated and remanded the interim instream flow standards set by Hawaii's Commission on Water Resource Management for the Waihe'e River and the Waiehu, 'Iao, and Waikapu streams, collectively referred to as Na...

Kaahumanu v. Hawaii

The Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of Hawaii's regulation of commercial weddings on the state's unencumbered beaches in all respects but one. A pastor and wedding planning companies filed suit against the state's Department...

UFO Chuting of Haw., Inc. v. Smith

The Ninth Circuit held that a company's federal license allowing it to transport up to 12 passengers in "coastwise trade" off the coast of Maui as part of its parasailing business does not preempt Hawaii law prohibiting parasailing...

Apana v. TIG Ins. Co.

A district court held that an insurance company has a duty to defend, but not indemnify, a plumber and his employer in an underlying action concerning damages suffered by an individual who inhaled noxious fumes after the plumber poured...

Chevron USA, Inc. v. Cayetano

The court vacates a district court decision granting summary judgment in favor of an oil company claiming that a Hawaii statute proscribing the maximum rent that oil companies can collect from dealers who lease company-owned service...