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State's top court upholds legal fees

By Timothy Hurley

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 02, 2014

~~<p>The Hawaii State Supreme Court has upheld the Hono&shy;lulu Star-Advertiser's right to attorney's fees and costs incurred on appeal in a case involving the newspaper's 2011 lawsuit against Gov. Neil Abercrombie seeking the release of the names of judicial candidates.</p>
<p>The court ruled Thursday that the Intermediate Court of Appeals &quot;abused its discretion&quot; when it denied the newspaper about $20,000 in fees and costs that were incurred in the state's appeal of a circuit judge's awarding of fees and costs to the Star-Advertiser in its successful attempt to force Abercrombie to make public the names of finalists submitted to him by the Judicial Selection Commission.</p>
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The Hawaii State Supreme Court has upheld the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser's right to attorney's fees and costs incurred on appeal in a case involving the newspaper's 2011 lawsuit against Gov. Neil Abercrombie seeking the release of the names of judicial candidates.

The court ruled Thursday that the Intermediate Court of Appeals "abused its discretion" when it denied the newspaper about $20,000 in fees and costs that were incurred in the state's appeal of a circuit judge's awarding of fees and costs to the Star-Advertiser in its successful attempt to force Abercrombie to make public the names of finalists submitted to him by the Judicial Selection Commission. Login for more...



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