Town Hall Meeting Held for Update on Lloyd’s Litigation

January 23, 2019, 6:25 PM HST (Updated January 24, 2019, 8:12 AM)
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Nearly 40 to 50 Leilani Estates residents attended a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019,  at 4 p.m. at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Palm Room in Hilo, to hear the latest developments in the Lloyd’s of London litigation with Puna homeowners.

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The meeting was hosted by Attorneys Jeffrey E. Foster and Kirk Wood and included a free presentation as well as a Q&A session regarding lawsuits that have been filed in East Hawai’i.

Attorney Jeffrey Foster and Lanell Haysmer on Jan. 23, 2019. PC: BIN

The meeting included litigation updates, an introduction to additional team members, inspection updates and then a Q&A session for residents in attendance.

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The attorneys said they are preparing depositions and are working hard to get information released and get everyone paid for what they are meant to be paid.

Attorney Foster stated that they had been in front of Judge Henry Nakamoto twice and he ruled to allow the cases to be consolidated.

Attorney Wood stated that there are five lawsuits filed with 28 individual cases involved in the suits, with an additional two additional cases that will be filed in the next 10 days that will have as many as 25 to 28 people involved.

About 40 to 50 people attended the meeting held at the Naniloa Hotel on Jan. 24, 2019. PC: BIN

The defendants in the cases are Lloyd’s of London, Monarch E & S, Worldwide Facilities, First Risk, Beazely, Pyramid, Aloha, Finance Insurance, John Mullen, ARM CJW and Judy Moa.

The technical team assisting the attorneys in the lawsuits includes Georg Inglis, Alana Marietta, Lynda Lefever, Rick Haslett and JP Michard.

Homeowners seeking further information can reach Foster Law Offices by going online or by calling (808) 348-7800.

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