Kauai councilman settles lawsuit for $290K

Published On: Apr 04 2014 11:56:53 AM HST   Updated On: Apr 04 2014 04:09:55 PM HST

Tim Bynum


A Kauai councilman is agreeing to a $290,000 settlement in his lawsuit claiming his civil rights were violated for going against political foes.

Councilman Timothy Bynum sued the county in 2012, saying he was unfairly charged with zoning violations at his home because he was critical of former Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho.

The settlement was scheduled to be put on the record during a hearing in federal court in Honolulu on Friday.  Bynum's attorney Margery Bronster says the county asked for it to be postponed.

According to court documents filed by Bronster, both sides agreed to settle the suit in February.  The documents say the defendants must pay Bynum $290,000 by April 15.

Robert Katz, one of the attorneys representing the county, says the settlement was negotiated by the county's insurer.


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