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PUC Clears Former Chairman's Law Firm to Continue Representing Lanai Wind Project
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 4781 Views :: Energy, Ethics

ORDER NO. 31765 DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE THE MOTIONS TO DISQUALIFY THE YAMAMOTO CALIBOSO LAW FIRM FROM REPRESENTING CASTLE & COOKE PROPERTIES, INC

PUC Docket 2013-0168 December 31, 2013

...in the event the commission receives evidence that the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a ruling which disqualifies Mr. Caliboso, the commission intends to re-visit the issue of whether the Yamamoto Caliboso law firm, by virtue of imputation, should be disqualified as well. In this regard, Paragraph No. 6 of the Scope to the 2013 version of the HRPC suggests that "[t]he rules are designed to provide guidance to lawyers and to provide a structure for regulating conduct through disciplinary agencies."

The commission, at this juncture, declines to impose the remedy of denying Castle & Cooke Properties, Inc., the opportunity to retain its counsel of choice in this proceeding....

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August 22, 2013: Former PUC chief in dubious position

September 5, 2013: Move afoot to remove former Hawaii PUC Chairman Caliboso's law firm from Lanai wind farm case

 

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