Restaurant's Right to Independent Counsel Confirmed

(Consultant) Cheeseburger in Paradise v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. - Underlying Action Cheeseburger in Paradise adv. James Buffet, U.S.D.C., C.D. Cal., No. 98-1720-CM) (Contemplated insurance coverage action would have been in Lahaina, Maui, where the restaurant maintains one of its two locations in Hawaii. The other is in Honolulu. The right of Cheeseburger in Paradise to retain independent counsel was at issue. Fireman's Fund ultimately agreed that independent counsel was required, a result required under Hawaiian law.).