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State pays $1.8M to settle former Hawaii foster kids’ lawsuit

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2024
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Three former foster children, now adults, of George Kipapa and his late wife, Jolyn Kipapa, agreed to a $1.8 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging abuses they suffered as foster children over 18 years. The Legislature on May 3 approved the settlement amount against the state and its Department of Human Services, and Kipapa, who, along with his wife, was licensed by the state to accept foster children at their Waimanalo home. The lawsuit filed April 22, 2020, in Circuit Court was brought by C.K., a woman now living in...

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