Molokai couple to receive $1.2M condo settlement

HONOLULU (AP) - A couple will receive nearly $1.2 million in a settlement with their Molokai condo association.

Jim and Nancy Bevill say they became targets for abuse after attempting to elect new board leaders.

A jury previously awarded the Ke Nani Kai Condominium homeowners nearly $4 million, as compensation for retaliation for trying to remove the directors and an unlicensed contractor who has a criminal record but did work around the complex.

A judge later set aside the verdict and ordered a new trial.

Mark Bennett, attorney for the association and directors, says they are pleased the settlement is far less than what the jury decided.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday the Bevills still plan to go to trial against the handyman.

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