Supreme Court of Hawaii Decisions 2012

State v. Rivera
Date: December 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000774

Beirne v. Fale
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0001039

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was the Democratic party candidate for the office of state representative, district 47, in the November 6, 2012 general election. After the election results showed Plaintiff had lost the election, Plaintiff cha...

State v. Holi
Date: December 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000372

In re Tom
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0001080

In re Kuba
Date: December 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0001081

Tierney v. Hionaka
Date: December 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0001014

Tierney v. Matsuoka
Date: December 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0001015

In re Hipp
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0001036

In re Wo
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0001059

Blake v. County of Kauai Planning Commission
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000342

State v. Tran
Date: December 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000528

Keli'ihananui v. Times Supermarket Mgr. Curtis Hasuike
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCOT-12-0001067

Sherrill v. Chan
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000923

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0001013

Kanahele v. Maui County Council
Date: December 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29649

Arquette v. State
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000416

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents initiated an action against Petitioner and others based on an investigation conducted by the Office of Consumer Protection. Petitioner subsequently filed the present action against Respondents, alleging that...

State v. Gallarde
Date: December 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30283

Hawaii State Teachers Association v. Hawaii Labor Relations Board
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000825

Scotto v. State, Department of Human Services
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000662

Leone v. County of Maui
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29696

Hall v. Department of Land and Natural Resources
Date: December 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000061

State v. Pierce
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000427

Fagaragan v. State
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000592

State v. Apollonio
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000695

State v. Mundon
Date: December 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000101

Justia Opinion Summary: After a second jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of attempted sexual assault in the first degree, kidnapping-no voluntary release, attempted assault in the third degree, and assault in the third degree. The Supreme...

Sherrill v. Chan
Date: November 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000923

Salvador v. State
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000452

State v. Gonzalez
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-11-0000500

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with excessive speeding in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291C-105(a). After the charge was read, Defendant moved to dismiss the charge, arguing that it failed to state the requisite state of mind und...

Alaku Pointe, LP v. Loo
Date: November 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000834

State v. Adviento
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 30171

Magno v. Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, State of Hawaii
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000577

SC v. IC
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000398

Scotto v. State, Department of Human Services
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000662

Arquette v. State
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000416

In re HA
Date: November 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000587

Rodrigues v. City and County of Honolulu
Date: November 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000222

Blaisdell v. Department of Public Safety
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000841

Tautua v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles
Date: November 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30291

In re Maloney
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0000884

In re Ko
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0000885

Blaisdell v. Department of Public Safety
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000841

Tierney v. Sakai
Date: November 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000799

Dejean v. Nago
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000714

Kilakila 'O Haleakala v. Board of Land and Natural Resources
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000353

Tautua v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles
Date: November 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30291

State v. Slavick
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000894

State v. Spearman
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000702

Grindling v. State
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000114

State v. Shyanguya
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29655

Gilding v. State
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000325

State v. Pali
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000451

Del Monte Fresh Produce
Date: November 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29037

Dejean v. Nago
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000714

Grandinetti v. Kimura
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000698

Tierney v. Sakai
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000831

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Kiyota
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000559

State v. Keener
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000378

Ralston v. Yim
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30082

Tautua v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles
Date: October 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30291

State v. Tongg
Date: October 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000127

State v. Rodrigues
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30692

Grandinetti v. Kimura
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000698

Grindling v. Department of Public Safety
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000768

Tierney v. Matsuoka
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000830

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000833

Komomua v. Komomua
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000135

Brown v. Marquez
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30652

State v. Codiamat
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000540

Del Monte Fresh Produce (Haw.), Inc. v. Int'l Longshore & Warehouse Union, Local 142
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29037

Justia Opinion Summary: Del Monte Fresh Produce Company decided to cease growing pineapples at its plantation on O'ahu. The company's subsidiary, Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii), Inc, subsequently bargained with the International Longshore and...

Dejean v. Nago
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000714

Abordo v. Department of Public Safety
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000815

Hawaii State Teachers Association v. Hawaii Labor Relations Board
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000825

Tierney v. Schweigert
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000832

De La Garza v. State
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000595

Jenkins v. Del Rosario
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000729

State v. Diaz
Date: October 18, 2012
Citation: 128 Haw. 215
Docket Number: SCWC-30324

Justia Opinion Summary: While traveling to California to meet his obligations in a pending matter in that state's courts, Petitioner, who was on release in an unrelated criminal proceeding in the circuit court, was arrested at the Honolulu Inte...

Fisher v. Gangnes
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000856

State v. Kaulia
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000089

Association of Condominium Homeowners of Tropics of Waikele v. Sakuma
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000145

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Davis
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000608

State v. Rodrigues
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30692

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was charged with promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. Prior to trial, Petitioner filed a motion to suppress seeking to preclude the State from introducing methamphetamine obtained during a warrantle...

Abordo v. Crandall
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000730

Tierney v. Sakai
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000799

Lales v. Wholesale Motors Company
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28516

Abordo v. Crandall
Date: October 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000730

Grindling v. Department of Public Safety
Date: October 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000768

Janto v. Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii
Date: October 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29255

Williams v. Henderson
Date: October 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29491

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Jacobs
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000694

Ellis v. Kawano
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000745

Hasegawa v. Louie
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000797

State v. Atwood
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30337

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Ueoka
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000686

Office of Disciplinary Counse v. Kawamura
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000713

Salvador v. State
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000452

In re B. Children
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000890

Kaleikini v. Yoshioka
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-11-0000611

Maui Radiology Associates, LLP v. Kawano
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000633

Echineque v. State
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCOT-12-0000678

Office of Disciplinary Counel v. Highnote
Date: September 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000667

Andrews v. State
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29951

Costales v. Rosete
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30683

Costales v. Rosete
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC30683

Akaka v. Housel
Date: September 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000725

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Ueoka
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000686

State v. Villados
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30442

Massey v. State
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30331

DeJean v. Nago
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000714

In re Scotto
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000669

Echineque v. State
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCOT-12-0000678

Grandinetti v. Kimura
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000698

Wong v. Nakasone
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000754

State v. Cramer
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000085

Hawaiian Association of Seventh-Day Adverntists v. Wong
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28592

Andrews v. State
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29951

State v. Mundon
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000101

State v. Loebel
Date: September 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000215

Akaka v. Housel
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000725

Akaka v. Housel
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000725

Cermelj v. Kawauchi
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000722

Hasegawa v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000671

Han v. Manahan
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000716

Kalekini v. Yoshioka
Date: August 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-11-0000611

Justia Opinion Summary: Paulette Kaleikini is a native Hawaiian who engages in traditional and customary practices, including the protection of native Hawaiian burial remains. Kaleikini brought suit against the City and County of Honolulu and t...

Dejean v. Nago
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCEC-12-0000714

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original proceeding, the issue before the Supreme Court concerned the election complaint filed by Plaintiff Khistina DeJean. She was one of four candidates for mayor of Honolulu in the August 11, 2012 primary ele...

Tierney v. State
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000627

Craig-Rodenhurst v. Doi
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000695

Abordo v. Sakamoto
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000699

Ah Sing v. Nacino
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000700

Ruh v. Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, State of Hawaii
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000701

Gonda v. Chang
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000712

Craig-Rodenhurst v. Doi
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000695

Quartero v. Quartero
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000620

In re 'Iao Ground Water Management Area High-Level Source Water Use Permit Applications
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-30603

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2004, Petitioners-Appellants Hui O Na Wai 'Eha and Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (Hui/MTF), through Earthjustice, petitioned Appellee Commission on Water Resource Management to amend the Interim Instream Flow St...

De La Garza v. State
Date: August 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000595

State v. Diaz
Date: August 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30324

Aiona-Agra v. Agra
Date: August 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30685

Ellis v. Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
Date: August 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000482

Kapoua v. Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit
Date: August 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000655

Tamman v. Tamman
Date: August 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000032

Ariyoshi v. Equinix, Inc.
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: 30520

Echineque v. State
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCOT-12-0000678

Onepo'okelaoiai'oa'okekaulaoezekiela Craig-Rodenhurst v. Okamoto
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000665

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000666

Hasegawa v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000671

Hawai'i v. Levell
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000073

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Donald Levell, Jr. was charged with harassment for allegedly shoving the complainant and subjecting her to offensive physical contact. The altercation at issue here arose from whether the complainant stole Pet...

State v. Metcalfe
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30518

Tierney v. Hawaii Paroling Authority
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000566

Teisina v. Nishimura
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000596

Iturralde v. Hilo Medical Center
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28792

State v. Acasia
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29979

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: August 3, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000565

Jones v. State
Date: August 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000164

State v. Manoa
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000107

Marks v. State
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000034

Kutkowski v. Princeville Prince Golf Course, LLC
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28826

Hawai'i v. Foster
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29799

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court held that mere proximity and power to exercise control over contraband are insufficient to sustain a conviction for possession absent evidence of intent. Petitioner-Defendant-Appellee Raym...

State v. Castro
Date: July 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30703

State v. Waszily
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30727

State v. Avilla
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30701

Brinkwood Land Equities, Ltd. v. Hilo Brokers, Ltd.
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30466

State v. Villados
Date: July 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30442

Aiona-Agra v. Agra
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30685

Davis v. Vancil
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000999

Davis v. Davis
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30707

State v. Ngo
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000049

Teisina v. Nishimura
Date: July 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000596

State v. Rodrigues
Date: July 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30692

In re Dezzani
Date: July 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0000567

Thomas v.Ayabe, Chong, Nishimura, Sia and Nakamura
Date: July 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30310

In re Mashita
Date: July 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-12-0000585

Saputo v. MacDonald
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000616

State v. Molina
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000160

State v. Bernal
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000474

State v. Taylor
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30161

State v. Taylor
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30553

State v. Anthony
Date: July 5, 2012
Docket Number: 29998

In re Application of Hawaii Electric Light Company
Date: July 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000067

Tierney v. Sequeira
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000443

Grindling v. State
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000542

Grindling v. State
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000543

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000565

Magno v. Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000577

State v. Zulueta
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000167

In re N Children: XN, SN1, EN, SN2
Date: June 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000523

Jou v. Schmidt
Date: June 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29868

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Guerrero
Date: June 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000180

Zephyr Insurance Company, Inc. v. Sakamoto
Date: June 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000551

The Association of Apartment Owners of Moana Pacific v. Nishimura
Date: June 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-000536

Winfrey v. GGP Ala Moana LLC
Date: June 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30589

In re M. Childen: BM
Date: June 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000153

Willis v. Swain
Date: June 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29539

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilkerson
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000491

Abordo v. Perkins
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000419

Ah Sing v. Perkins
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000430

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000532

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000533

State v. Levell
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000073

Imamoto v. Hawaii State Hosital
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29859

Brown v. Hawaii Medical Service Association
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30565

State v. Castro
Date: June 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30703

Lii v. State
Date: June 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000017

State v. Higa
Date: June 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30546

Ah Sing v. Alm
Date: June 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000399

Ellis v. Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
Date: June 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000482

State v. Heffelfinger
Date: June 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000063

State v. Pacquing
Date: June 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29703

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Wong
Date: June 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000490

Boyd v. The University of Hawaii
Date: June 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30547

State v. Mahady
Date: May 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000141

State v. McKnight
Date: May 31, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28901

Tierney v. Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii
Date: May 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000432

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: May 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000413

State v. Pratt
Date: May 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-27897

Alohacare v. Department of Human Services, State of Hawaii
Date: May 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29630

Alakai'i Na Keiki , Inc. v. Matayoshi
Date: May 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29742

Laparejo v. Laparejo
Date: May 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000649

State v. Manoa
Date: May 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000107

Kuehe v. United Airlines, Inc.
Date: May 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30472

In re Petition of Grindling
Date: May 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000429

Jou v. Siu
Date: May 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000706

State v. Cummins
Date: May 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30447

State v. Ho
Date: May 18, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29131

Alohacare v. Department of Human Services, State of Hawaii
Date: May 18, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29630

Sakai v. Valenciano
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000021

Burke McPheeters Border & Estes v. Valenciano
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000022

Tierney v. Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000432

Grindling v. Attorney General, State of Hawaii
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000472

In re Petition of Grindling
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000473

State v. Cabagbag
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30682

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Steve Cabagbag allegedly stole a truck from a storage facility as well as several tools from a construction site. A jury found Defendant guilty of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and theft in the se...

Kakinami v. Kakinami
Date: May 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29340

Justia Opinion Summary: Aaron and Bonnie Kakinami were divorced pursuant to a a divorce decree that reserved property division. Pursuant to a supplemental divorce decree, the family court classified a gift and several inheritances that Bonnie r...

State v. Keohokapu
Date: May 15, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29937

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner Glenn Keohokapu was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to an extended term of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole. The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. The Su...

State v. Grant
Date: May 15, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30498

State v. Ho
Date: May 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29131

Adams v. Yokooji
Date: May 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30234

Scrivner v. State
Date: May 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30507

Berry v. Berry
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000044

Justia Opinion Summary: After his divorce from Respondent, Petitioner filed a motion to set aside the divorce decree, which granted the parties a divorce and awarded child custody. The family court denied the motion. The intermediate court of a...

Sorino v. State
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000103

State v. Pratt
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-27897

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lloyd Pratt received three citations when he was found residing in a closed area of a state park. Pratt filed a motion to dismiss the charges, asserting as a defense that his activities were constitutionally-pr...

State v. Schnabel
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29390

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Less Schnabel allegedly caused the death of decedent by one punch. After a jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment. The intermediate court of appea...

Alohacare v. Dep't of Human Servs.
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29630

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Alohacare bid for a health and human services contract under Haw. Rev. Stat. 103F but was denied the contract by Respondent, the Department of Human Services. Petitioner protested and later appealed. The lower...

Alaka'i Na Keiki, Inc. v. Matayoshi
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29742

Justia Opinion Summary: State Department of Education (DOE) issued a request for proposals to provide health and human services under contracts pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. 103F. After the DOE rejected the proposal of Petitioner Alaka'i Na Keiki...

Cabral v. State
Date: May 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28669

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a fatal car accident that occurred on a county highway, which resulted in the death of Shawn Kaikala. Petitioners, several individuals related to Kaikala, filed a civil complaint against the State, a...

State v. Ho
Date: May 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29131

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Patrick Ho was convicted of first degree sexual assault and third degree sexual assault. Petitioner appealed, arguing (1) the circuit court's refusal to disqualify two jurors who were sexually assaulted as tee...

Among v. Schwenker
Date: May 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29512

Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Comm'n
Date: May 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30110

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case the Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether the political question doctrine barred Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) beneficiaries from using the Hawaiian Constitution's "sufficient sums"...

Ah Sing v. Alm
Date: May 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000399

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: May 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000413

State v. Tierney
Date: May 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29939

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Michael Tierney was charged with promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree. The trial court determined that Petitioner's fitness to proceed to trial was at issue and ordered a one person panel to examin...

Dep't of Envtl. Servs. v. Land Use Comm'n
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-10-0000157

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the 2008 application of the Honolulu Department of Environmental Services (DES) for a special use permit (SUP) to expand an existing sanitary landfill. The Land Use Commission (LUC) approved the SUP...

Hanson v. Chang
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000350

Johnson v. Gangnes
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000401

Jou v. Schmidt
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29868

Nagao v. State
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30487

Kobashigawa v. City and County of Honolulu
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30639

State v. Pai
Date: May 3, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30516

State v. Yamashita
Date: May 3, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30718

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Kevin Yamahata was adjudged guilty by the district court of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and (a)(3). The intermediate court of...

O'Gorek v. Hawaii Public Employees Health Fund
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28248

State v. Pai
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30516

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Shea
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000777

State v. Bullard
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000069

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Tommy Bullard was convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. The Supreme Cour...

State v. Flynn
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000245

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner James Flynn was found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and (a)(3). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. The Supreme...

Mussack v. State
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28774

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW12-0000163

State v. Daniels
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000243

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner William Daniels was adjudged guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and (a)(3). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. The...

State v. Soria
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000253

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Emilio Soria was adjudged guilty by the district court of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirm...

State v. Padilla
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30719

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Alejandro Padilla was adjudged guilty by the district court of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and (a)(3). The intermediate court of appe...

State v. Shinsato
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30720

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Rew Shinsato was adjudged guilty by the district court of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and (a)(3). The intermediate court of appeals (...

Marvin v. Pflueger
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28501

Justia Opinion Summary: Landowners brought this lawsuit against their neighbor, seeking compensation for property damage caused by the neighbor, and seeking a determination of access and water rights. The application before the Supreme Court, h...

Hanson v. Chang
Date: April 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000-350

Grindling v. Cardoza
Date: April 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000128

Fisher v. Gangnes
Date: April 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000403

Saputo v. Kobayashi
Date: April 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000417

Del Monte Fresh Produce
Date: April 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29037

Brown v. Hawaii Medical Service Association
Date: April 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30565

State v. Walker
Date: April 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29659

State v. Moisa
Date: April 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30712

State v. Castro
Date: April 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30703

Samonte v. State
Date: April 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000018

Kakalika v. State
Date: April 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29519

Jones v. Hawaii Residency Program, Inc.
Date: April 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30479

State v. Griffin
Date: April 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29981

State v. Eli
Date: April 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-30420

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Pulumata'ala Eli was convicted of attempted manslaughter. Defendant appealed, arguing that the trial court erred by failing to suppress a statement Defendant made to a detective in violation of his rights under...

Velez v. Fujino
Date: April 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000353

Kumar v. Remigio
Date: April 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000379

State v. Nesmith
Date: April 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000072

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin Nesmith and Chris Yamamoto were each charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and/or (a)(3). The trial court found Nesmith and Yamamoto...

State v. Oshiro
Date: April 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000085

State v. Yamamoto
Date: April 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30438

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin Nesmith and Chris Yamamoto were each charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and/or (a)(3). The trial court found Nesmith and Yamamoto...

State v. Feleunga
Date: April 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30450

Mason v. State
Date: April 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30511

State v. Timmons
Date: April 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000602

State v. Hern
Date: April 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000644

State v. Calarudda
Date: April 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000158

Nakaoka v. Hilton Hawaii Village, LLC
Date: April 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000613

State v. Brooks
Date: April 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29605

Tierney v. Perkins
Date: April 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000163

State v. Choi
Date: April 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000105

State v. McCorkle
Date: April 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30437

Fernando v. Fernando
Date: April 3, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29435

Grindling v. Cardoza
Date: March 30, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000128

State v. Kiese
Date: March 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29792

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Kiese was found guilty by the family court of one count of harassment. After the trial, the family court denied Kiese's motion to stay his sentence pending appeal. The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed t...

Tamman v. Tamman
Date: March 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000032

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a divorce action between Sami and Jacqueline Tamman. After the family court entered its order granting custody and support, Sami timely filed a motion for reconsideration, which the family court denied...

State v. Bailey
Date: March 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29558

State v. Walker
Date: March 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29659

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court found Samuel Walker guilty of three offenses, including Count I, habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (HOVUII). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) vacated the circuit...

State v. Lealao
Date: March 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30502

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner Blue Lealao was convicted of assault in the second degree. A year and a half after the incident and before trial, Petitioner had said, "I'm so sorry. I made a big mistake" to a relative. Pe...

Schoelein v. Circuit Court of the First Circuit
Date: March 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000077

Eisermann v. State
Date: March 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000183

State v. Goldman
Date: March 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000505

Hart v. TICOR Title Ins. Co.
Date: March 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29467

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles and Lisa Hart filed a complaint against TICOR Title Insurance Company for breach of contract after TICOR refused to defend the Harts under their title insurance policy against an escheat claim asserted by the Sta...

Martinez v. State
Date: March 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30585

State v. Mateo
Date: March 23, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30371

State v. Foster
Date: March 22, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29799

State v. Bailey
Date: March 22, 2012
Citation: 126 Haw. 383
Docket Number: SCWC-30278

Armitage v. Takase
Date: March 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000122

State v. Pousima
Date: March 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000062

State v. Akitake
Date: March 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29934

State v. Pecpec
Date: March 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30500

Justia Opinion Summary: Orlando Pecpec was charged in the family court with twenty-five counts of violation of an order for protection in relation to twenty-five voicemails and text messages he allegedly sent to his former spouse. The jury foun...

Riethbrock v. Lange
Date: March 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-28289

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband and Wife divorced pursuant to a stipulated divorce decree on August 8, 2005, which reserved jurisdiction over division of the parties' assets and debts. The family court subsequently filed orders to effectuate th...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Partington
Date: March 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000162

First Ins. Co. of Haw., Ltd. v. A&B Props., Inc.
Date: March 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-10-0000213

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee was allegedly involved in a work-related accident on property owned by Corporation. Insurer was Employer's insurance carrier. While paying Employee's workers' compensation benefits, Insurer filed suit against Co...

BG Incorporated v. P.F. Three Partners
Date: March 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000781

Murphy v. Lovin
Date: March 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29452

Tamman v. Tamman
Date: March 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000032

Armitage v. Takase
Date: March 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000122

Grindling v. Raffetto
Date: March 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000017

State v. Scrivner
Date: March 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30507

Hayakawa v. Lee
Date: March 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000104

Cowser v. Abercombie
Date: March 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000752

State v. Bailey
Date: March 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30278

Justia Opinion Summary: Peter Bailey was convicted in the circuit court on four counts of attempted sexual assault. The intermediate court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court vacated the circuit court's judgment and sentence, holding (1) the...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Partington
Date: February 29, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000162

Dellos v. Chang
Date: February 28, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000051

State v. Lealao
Date: February 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30502

State v. Nao
Date: February 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29990

Grindling v. Raffetto
Date: February 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000017

Murauskas v. Department of Public Safety, State of Hawai'i
Date: February 21, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000496

State v. Walker
Date: February 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29659

State v. Daniels
Date: February 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000243

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Partington
Date: February 16, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000162

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Lau
Date: February 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000076

Ko v. Viola
Date: February 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000038

State v. Brewer
Date: February 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000121

State v. Haigler
Date: February 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29856

State v. Keohokapu
Date: February 14, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29937

Robins v. State
Date: February 13, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30402

Oamilda v. 2011 Council Reapportionment Commission
Date: February 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000058

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Partington
Date: February 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000162

Acuna v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: February 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0001085

Oamilda v. 2011 Council Reapportionment Commission
Date: February 9, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000058

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Partington
Date: February 8, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000162

Decaires v. State
Date: February 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000060

Hamilton v. Lethem
Date: February 7, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-27580

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner's ex-wife, Respondent, brought a Haw. Rev. Stat. 586 petition alleging domestic abuse of the couple's daughter. The family court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Petitioner. The intermediate...

Sherrill v. Chan
Date: February 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000796

In re DQ
Date: February 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29758

State v. Valeros
Date: February 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29044

Fernandez v. Mark Development, Inc.
Date: February 2, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29331

State v. Akana
Date: February 1, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000061

State v. Valeros
Date: January 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29044

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant Brandon Valeros was charged with assault in the second degree. The Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) affirmed the circuit court's decision. The Supreme Court vacated the ICA's judgment and...

State v. Forman
Date: January 27, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30681

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Shea
Date: January 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000777

State v. Eid
Date: January 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29587

Justia Opinion Summary: Hatem Eid was charged with excessive speeding. The charge stemmed from an incident in which an officer paced Eid's car with his own vehicle and concluded Eid was speeding. Prior to that incident, the officer had speed ch...

Cabatbat v. Curtis
Date: January 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29912

State v. Miller
Date: January 26, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30533

Alohacare v. Ito
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCAP-30276

Justia Opinion Summary: Alohacare, a health maintenance organization (HMO), submitted a proposal to the Department of Human Services to bid for a Quest Expanded Access contract to provide healthcare services for participants in the state's Medi...

Shaw v. Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000934

Mizukami v. Foley
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0001014

Murauskas v. Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0001018

Judd v. State of Hawaii Office of Elections
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0001030

Tierney v. District Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0001091

Quilausing v. Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000015

Grindling v. Raffetto
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000017

State v. Ho
Date: January 25, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29131

Serrano v. State
Date: January 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29374

Hart v. Ticor Title Insurance Company
Date: January 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29467

State v. Mika
Date: January 24, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-30124

Solomon v. Abercrombie
Date: January 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000732

Matsukawa v. State of Hawaii 2011 Reapportionment Commission
Date: January 20, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000741

Sherrill v. Chan
Date: January 19, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000796

State Teachers Ass'n v. Abercrombie
Date: January 17, 2012
Docket Number: 30052

Justia Opinion Summary: Governor Linda Lingle filed an executive order unilaterally imposing three-day-per-month furloughs for all state employees and reducing the Department of Education's and University of Hawaii's spending accordingly. The H...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Nishimura
Date: January 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0001058

In re Daniels
Date: January 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCPR-11-0001094

State v. Flynn
Date: January 17, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000245

Taitz v. Nishimura
Date: January 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-12-0000014

Decaires v. State
Date: January 12, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000060

In re Petition to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards for Maui Streams
Date: January 11, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001005

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a petition for a contested case hearing on the Commission on Water Resource Management's amendment of interim flow standards for certain Maui streams. The Commission denied Petitioner's petition in a dec...

Edwards v. Mizukami
Date: January 10, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000618

Solomon v. Abercrombie
Date: January 6, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000741

Justia Opinion Summary: In these related original proceedings, Petitioners petitioned the Supreme Court for (1) judgment invalidating the 2011 Final Reapportionment Plan (Plan) for the state legislature adopted by the State Reapportionment Comm...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Seto
Date: January 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCAD-11-0000780

State v. Tierney
Date: January 5, 2012
Docket Number: SCWC-29939

Solomon v. Abercrombie
Date: January 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000732

Matsukawa v. State of Hawaii 2011 Reapportionment Commission
Date: January 4, 2012
Docket Number: SCPW-11-0000741

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