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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