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 to the pandemic. Yip also pointed out that legal advice could prepare business owners to negotiate a solution to contract

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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 in a major remediation project against the general contractor. The subcontractor alleged that the general contractor diverted work under its

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Elijah Yip to Speak About California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) to American Marketing Association of Hawaii

Luminate Law partner Elijah Yip will be speaking to the American Marketing Association, Hawaii Chapter about the California Consumer Protection Act at a Lunch & Learn seminar on November 14, 2019. The CCPA is California’s new data privacy law that will take effect on January 1, 2020. The seminar will cover the applicability of the CCPA to Hawaii businesses and their advertising and marketing activities. Elijah will also share tips on preparing for compliance with

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