Carello v. Diamond Parking, Inc.
Case No. 1:10-cv-00734U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
We acted as national counsel and lead trial counsel for Diamond Parking, Inc. and related entities in a national constitutional, civil rights and consumer class action arising out of our client’s parking concession agreement with the State of Hawaii.
Class Plaintiffs asserted civil rights claims against Diamond Parking, Inc., Diamond Parking Services, LLC, Diamond employees, the State of Hawaii, and State of Hawaii employees, concerning Diamond’s parking enforcement activities at a state-owned public parking facility located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The purported class allegedly nationwide. The case successfully mediated while motions were pending.
To our knowledge, this was the first claim of this type in the United States, litigating a parking management company’s obligation (if any) to comply with federal and state constitutional due process at a state-owned parking facility. The public/private interface presented unique issues with precedential import throughout the United States.