Elijah Yip discusses contract relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Honolulu Civil Beat article

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

Ninth Circuit affirms $1.3 million judgment obtained by firm against national environmental contractor

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

Firm wins $1.1 million judgment for Hawaii environmental remediation company against national contractor

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