Luminate Law partners Dean Wang and Elijah Yip presented a webinar to the Hawaii Employers Council webinar about the law applicable to events causing unexpected disruptions to business like the COVID-19 pandemic. Yip and Wang discussed the impact of business disruptive events on contracts, dispute resolution options, and employee privacy.
March 30, 2020 – Luminate Law partner Elijah Yip provided comments in a Honolulu Civil Beat article about federal aid and legal relief available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Yip explained that contractual defenses like force majeure, frustration of possibility, and impossibility could help businesses that find it hard to fulfill contractual obligations due … Read more
February 19, 2020 — The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $1.3 million judgment that Luminate Law obtained against a national environmental services company in the federal district court in Hawaii. The appellate court issued a brief memorandum opinion affirming the judgment two weeks after holding oral argument on the appeal. The case pitted a Hawaii subcontractor … Read more
November 1, 2018 Luminate Law partner Dean Wang spoke to the Hawaii Freelancers Network about “Legal Wants and Needs of Entrepreneurs.” Dean discussed the absolute requirements for a small business to be compliant with the law and to avoid major legal risks. Dean also shared tips for minimizing legal risks and protect a business as a going concern. The … Read more
The firm secured a $1.1 million judgment for a leading environmental remediation services company in Hawaii, against a national environmental contractor. The victory capped nearly two years of litigation that culminated in a trial before Chief Judge J. Michael Seabright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. The case involved a contractual … Read more