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Jodie D. Roeca

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Jodie D. Roeca

jroeca@rlhlaw.com

Experience:
Asbestos Worked on mesothelioma and lung cancer cases, representing successor corporation to local company which distributed asbestos-containing products in the 1960s and 1970s. Numerous settlements and summary judgments.
Negligence/Products Liability Worked on a three month trial on claims of negligence and products liability due to a fall from a ladder, involving successor corporation liability, two different companies’ bankruptcies, and two appeals.
Appellate Briefing Drafted a number of Appellate briefs both for Hawaii Appellate Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including an appeal in the area of real estate supporting dismissal and summary judgment in favor of attorney who acted as a real estate attorney in underlying litigation; a number of appeals relating to medical malpractice trials with published decisions listed below and unpublished decisions including Taylor v. Winston, 112 Hawai'i 148, 144 P.3d 596 (App. 2006) (unpublished decision); Li v. Estate of Pershing, 103 Hawai'i 180, 80 P.3d 1001 (2003)(unpublished decision); and appeal related to an alleged assault in a downtown Honolulu office building.
CERCLA Litigated case involving Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability, 42 USC Section 9607 and state law counterpart, which resulted in settlement. A published ruling in case was Servco Pacific, Inc. v. Dods,193 F.Supp.2d 1183 (D.Haw. 2002),
Trust Litigation disputes between beneficiaries of a Hawaii Trust, which resulted in appellate mediation and settlement.

Additional Experience:
University of Hawaii Law Review 1983-85 (Comments Editor, 1984-85). Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward H. Nakamura, Hawaii Supreme Court (Summer 1984). Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu (1985-1987).

Practice Areas:
Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Contract Disputes; Insurance Defense; Personal Injury; Premises Liability; Product Liability

Education:
University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., 1977); William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii (J.D., 1985)

Admissions:
Hawai'i (1985); District of Hawaii (1985), Ninth Circuit (1996)

Published Decisions:
Samonte v. Bauman, 264 Fed.Appx. 634 (9th Cir. 2008) (prisoner civil rights re medical care)
Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii), Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 117 Hawai'i 357, 183 P.3d 734 (2007) ) (insurance coverage)
Gast v. Kwak, 396 F.Supp.2d 1150 (D.Hawai‘i 2005) ((negligence, wrongful death, summary judgment)
Doe v. Grosvenor Center Associates, 104 Hawai'i 500, 92 P.3d 1010 (App. 2004) (tort litigation)
Servco Pacific Inc. v. Dods, 193 F.Supp.2d 1183 (D.Hawai‘i 2002) (CERCLA litigation)
Stallworth v. Boren, 99 Hawai'i 287, 54 P.3d 923 (App. 2002) (medical malpractice)
Nakamura v. Industrial Ins. Co. of Hawaii, Ltd., 794 F.Supp. 1012 (D.Hawaii,1992) (insurance coverage).