Litigation Over Lahaina Wildfire Commences as Residents Claim Negligence of Hawaiian Electric Industries Resulted in Over 100 Deaths

Earlier this month, wildfires tore through the Island of Maui. While the fires affected an estimated 17,000 acres, the town of Lahaina was hit the hardest, leaving over 114 people dead and another 850 missing. More recently, residents who lost loved ones in the Lahaina fire have started filing lawsuits against Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., claiming that the company was negligent in failing to shut off power despite high wind warnings stemming from an offshore hurricane….
By: Console and Associates, P.C.
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