|Gary Kihara v. Chandler (ADA)|
Attorneys for Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing and Eric Sietz, Attorney at Law, A Law Corporation filed a complaint in First Circuit Court, State of Hawai'i on behalf of Gary Kihara. The suit alleges that the Hawai'i State Dept. of Human Services incorrectly reduced the General Assistance benefits to Mr. Kihara and many others similarly situated who make up the Kihara Class. On April 29, 2002, the court approved a settlement for the class in the amount of $1.5 million.