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Recent Decisions From the Supreme Court of Hawaii

Sigwart v. The Office of David B. Rosen
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: SCAP-13-0005253
Yukumoto v. Tawarahara.
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000460
State v. Trinque
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001017
State v. Choy Foo
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000636
State v. Choy Foo
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000636
State v. Erum  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the District Court of the Fifth Circuit finding Defendant guilty of simple trespass and harassment, holding that the record on appeal did not indicate a valid waiver of counsel....

State v. Bovee  
Date: May 18, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001047

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant and his codefendant were charged with methamphetamine trafficking in the second degree. The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction, holding that the circuit court erred in instructing the jury on the off...

Kuhio Ebbtide Development, Inc. v. Barker
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005374
Certified Construction, Inc. v. Crawford
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001160
Collins v. Association of Apartment Owners of Kemoo by the Lake
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000766
County of Kauai v. Hanalei River Holdings Limited  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000828

Justia Opinion Summary: Court had discretion to permit government-condemnor to withdraw a portion of deposit of estimated just compensation. Three parcels of privately-owned property were condemned for a public park. In the owner’s appeal, th...

Selvage v. Moire  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001060

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this divorce case to the family court, holding that the family court erred in failing to identify equitable considerations that could have justified deviating from the partnership model when th...

State v. Curtis  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000133

Justia Opinion Summary: An anticipatory search warrant must, on its face, identify the triggering condition on the face of the warrant to be valid. Petitioners were charged with drug offenses based on evidence seized in a search conducted purs...

State v. Davis  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001121

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant’s conviction for operating or assuming actual physical control of a vehicle with .08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath, holding that the district court erred in admitti...

Research Institute for Hawaii. USA v. Bate
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000783
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