Disputes over construction are common in Hawaii.

Construction projects are complex as are the contract documents, which is why construction disputes result in complex and protracted litigation.

Many of the construction disputes involve various contracting parties followed by incomplete or inaccurate contract documents, insufficient planning, and financial issues, or communication problems. All these factors can contribute to problematic litigation with high costs and are often, the most costly to litigate.

Common disputes include

Construction/ design defects

Time-related construction claims

Owner-contractor disputes

Failure to perform

Mechanics liens