PMK, in collaboration with the Law Office of Kyle Smith, recently negotiated a highly successful class-action settlement with Stanford Carr Development, LLC on behalf of 107 single-family homeowners from the Cottages at Kehalani subdivision.  

Each household will receive just over $51,000 for numerous construction defects including hurricane straps, plumbing, and windows. After four years of protracted litigation, Judge Peter T. Cahill of the Second Circuit, State of Hawaii, granted final approval of the $9.25 million settlement on December 27, 2021.  

“We are very pleased that we were able to secure some relief for the homeowners of the Cottages at Kehalani who, like all homeowners, deserve to live in the quality of home they were promised,” said Kapono Kiakona, a partner at PMK Law.” 

To secure this settlement, PMK and the Law Office of Kyle Smith reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents, and oversaw extensive deposition from experts and lay witnesses, all taking place amidst the numerous court closures and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“This settlement would be a great outcome under normal circumstances, but we are particularly happy for our clients given we were able to obtain this result in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Kyle Smith of the Law Office of Kyle Smith.