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Recent Decisions From the Supreme Court of Hawaii

Ocean Resort Villas Vacation Owners Association v.County of Maui
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: SCAP-18-0000578
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Greenspon  
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001137

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue on appeal was whether a motion for sanctions may be dismissed without prejudice when the underlying facts and issues allegedly establishing the sanctionable conduct are also at issue in another pending case invo...

State v. Lee-Kwai
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-17-0000346
In Re Manion
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SCPR-18-0000671
In Re Nedelman
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SCPR-18-0000673
State v. Pattioay
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-17-0000465
Hanes v. Gangnes
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: SCPW-18-0000466
State v. DeLeon  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgments of the Intermediate Court of Appeals and circuit court finding that Defendant was the first aggressor in a late-night confrontation and the subsequent denial of Defendant’s request...

State v. Himan
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000566
State v. Yokota  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) concluding that the circuit court erred in granting Defendant’s motion to dismiss his charge of theft as a continuing course of conduct a...

State v. Ganitano
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000684
Jane & John Doe Voters 1-47 v. Cachola  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: SCEC-18-0000654

Justia Opinion Summary: In this election contest, the Supreme Court dismissed Plaintiffs’ second amended complaint against Romy Cachola, one of two Democratic Party candidates for the Office of State Representative, and Chief Election Officer S...

State v. Visintin  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000391

Justia Opinion Summary: In this constitutional speedy trial challenge, the Supreme Court remanded the case for dismissal with or without prejudice as the trial court determines to be appropriate under the court rules and set forth applicable le...

Birano v. State  
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000841

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacate the circuit court’s order denying Petitioner’s petition for postconviction relief, holding that credible testimony during Petitioner’s postconviction hearing clearly indicated that an arrangement...

Scher v. Ching
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: SCPW-18-0000569
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