Supreme Court of Hawaii Decisions 2009

State v. Carranco
Date: December 30, 2009
Docket Number: 29264
In re Muller
Date: December 29, 2009
Docket Number: 30199
In re Eastwood
Date: December 29, 2009
Docket Number: 30216
In re Yee
Date: December 24, 2009
Docket Number: 30250
State v. Corder
Date: December 23, 2009
Citation: 122 Haw. 545
Docket Number: 28877
In re Yee
Date: December 23, 2009
Docket Number: 30250
State v. Winfrey
Date: December 22, 2009
Docket Number: 28737
Lui v. Pural Water Specialty Co., Inc.
Date: December 21, 2009
Docket Number: 29030
Waiehu Aina, LLC v. Raffetto
Date: December 16, 2009
Docket Number: 30215
Ouren v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: December 15, 2009
Docket Number: 30214
Murauskas v. Gusman
Date: December 14, 2009
Docket Number: 29143
Blaisdell v. Department of Public Safety
Date: December 14, 2009
Docket Number: 30170
State v. Johnson
Date: December 11, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 461
Docket Number: 29100
In re King
Date: December 11, 2009
Docket Number: 30200
In re Reardon
Date: December 11, 2009
Docket Number: 30209
Andrews v. Strance
Date: December 11, 2009
Docket Number: 30213
Wilson v. Freitas
Date: December 10, 2009
Docket Number: 27747
Lacio v. Da Kitchen Express
Date: December 10, 2009
Docket Number: 29383
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Melvin
Date: December 9, 2009
Docket Number: 19415
In re N.C.
Date: December 9, 2009
Citation: 122 Haw. 1
Docket Number: 28294
In re T.C.
Date: December 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28295
In re McPherson
Date: December 9, 2009
Docket Number: 30191
In re Muller
Date: December 9, 2009
Docket Number: 30199
Davies v. Doi
Date: December 7, 2009
Docket Number: 30165
In re Appeal of Krafft
Date: December 7, 2009
Docket Number: 30168
Blaisdell v. Department of Public Safety
Date: December 7, 2009
Docket Number: 30170
Tierney v. Nagata
Date: December 3, 2009
Docket Number: 30180
Tong v. Perkins
Date: December 3, 2009
Docket Number: 30188
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: December 3, 2009
Docket Number: 30189
Hammond v. Department of Public Safety
Date: December 3, 2009
Docket Number: 30190
State v. Snedeker
Date: December 2, 2009
Docket Number: 28942
In re Sones-Cornell
Date: December 1, 2009
Docket Number: 30173
Jou v. Schmidt
Date: November 24, 2009
Docket Number: 29715
Whitby v. State
Date: November 23, 2009
Docket Number: 29363
Abordo v. State
Date: November 19, 2009
Docket Number: 29474
Marks v. State
Date: November 19, 2009
Docket Number: 30101
Shipman v. State
Date: November 16, 2009
Docket Number: 29288
State v. Ho
Date: November 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29023
In re Selker
Date: November 13, 2009
Docket Number: 30143
In re Quaintance, II
Date: November 13, 2009
Docket Number: 30146
Sapanara v. State
Date: November 10, 2009
Docket Number: 29016
In re Aoyama
Date: November 10, 2009
Docket Number: 30053
State v. Kalaola
Date: November 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29163
Blueearth Biofuels, LLC v. Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
Date: November 9, 2009
Docket Number: 30144
Estate of Sison v. Estate of Marcos.
Date: November 5, 2009
Docket Number: 29372
Lee v. HSBC Bank USA.
Date: November 5, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 287 
Docket Number: 29744
Tomel v. State
Date: November 5, 2009
Docket Number: 30136
Villanueva v. State
Date: November 5, 2009
Docket Number: 30140
Kaleikini v. Thielen
Date: November 4, 2009
Docket Number: 28491
Baldauf v. AOAO Regency Park
Date: November 4, 2009
Docket Number: 28646
Jou v. Hamada
Date: November 3, 2009
Docket Number: 27491
Abordo v. State
Date: November 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29474
Brown v. Alm
Date: November 3, 2009
Docket Number: 30118
State v. Shitanishi
Date: November 2, 2009
Docket Number: 28833
State v. Chang
Date: November 2, 2009
Docket Number: 28987
State v. Chang
Date: November 2, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 461
Docket Number: 28987
State v. Schneider
Date: November 2, 2009
Docket Number: 29311
Keliihananui v. Evans
Date: November 2, 2009
Docket Number: 29737
Pflueger v. Valenciano
Date: October 30, 2009
Docket Number: 30045
Marks v. State
Date: October 30, 2009
Docket Number: 30101
Mathison v. Hawaii Paroling Authority.
Date: October 30, 2009
Docket Number: 30117
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: October 29, 2009
Docket Number: 30102
Office of Hawaiian Affairs v. Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii
Date: October 27, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 324
Docket Number: 25570
Hawaii Medical Service Association v. Adams
Date: October 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28899
Moysa v. Davies
Date: October 21, 2009
Docket Number: 28753
Dupree v. Hiraga.
Date: October 20, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 297
Docket Number: 29464
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Au
Date: October 19, 2009
Docket Number: 26517
State v. Mattson
Date: October 14, 2009
Docket Number: 29170
Unite Here! Local 5 v. City and County of Honolulu
Date: October 13, 2009
Docket Number: 28602
Vandenberg v. State
Date: October 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28083
State v. Rapozo
Date: October 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29215
In re Application of 754 Castle
Date: October 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29516
Smallwood v. Haseko
Date: October 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29650
State v. Mark
Date: October 8, 2009
Docket Number: 26784
Moysa v. Davies
Date: October 2, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 461
Docket Number: 28753
State v. Vinhaca
Date: September 30, 2009
Docket Number: 28571
State v. Corder
Date: September 30, 2009
Docket Number: 28877
State v. Nicholson
Date: September 29, 2009
Docket Number: 27555
State v. Driessen
Date: September 29, 2009
Docket Number: 28894
State v. Rivera
Date: September 29, 2009
Docket Number: 29113
Keliihananui v. Evans
Date: September 29, 2009
Docket Number: 29737
In re Aoyama
Date: September 29, 2009
Docket Number: 30053
Berinobis v. Siu
Date: September 28, 2009
Docket Number: 28864
Kona Village Realty, Inc. v. Sunstone Realty Partners, XIV, LLC
Date: September 25, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 257
Docket Number: 28840
Keliihananui v. Trinh
Date: September 25, 2009
Docket Number: 29763
Keliihananui v. Kam
Date: September 24, 2009
Docket Number: 30051
Mizukami v. Mizukami
Date: September 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28383
Mizukami v. Mizukami
Date: September 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28522
In re RGB, a Minor
Date: September 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28582
State v. Coles
Date: September 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28937
Rivera v. State
Date: September 23, 2009
Docket Number: 29013
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Narimatsu
Date: September 22, 2009
Docket Number: 30038
State v. Jacobson
Date: September 18, 2009
Docket Number: 28863
State v. Coles
Date: September 18, 2009
Docket Number: 28937
Title Guaranty Escrow Services, Inc. v. Szymanski
Date: September 17, 2009
Docket Number: 27254
State v. Winfrey
Date: September 16, 2009
Docket Number: 28737
State v. Fitzwater
Date: September 15, 2009
Docket Number: 28584
State v. Edralin
Date: September 15, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 219
Docket Number: 29061
Office of Discplinary Counsel v. Hartnett
Date: September 14, 2009
Docket Number: 29952
In re Honolulu Community-Media Council, Society of Professional Journalists, Hawaii Chapter
Date: September 11, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 179
Docket Number: 30046
Mizukami v. Mizukami
Date: September 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28383
Mizukami v. Mizukami
Date: September 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28522
In re F. Children
Date: September 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28882
Birano v. State
Date: September 4, 2009
Docket Number: 29050
State v. Metro Club, Inc.
Date: September 3, 2009
Docket Number: 24392
Kersh v. OBrien
Date: September 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29494
Kersh v. OBrien
Date: September 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29494
County of Hawaii v. Ala Loop Homeowners
Date: September 2, 2009
Docket Number: 27707
County of Hawaii v. Ala Loop Homeowners
Date: September 2, 2009
Docket Number: 27707
Dominguez v. Price, Okamoto, Himeno & Lum
Date: September 1, 2009
Docket Number: 28140
In re Z.M.
Date: September 1, 2009
Docket Number: 29299
State v. Nakama
Date: August 31, 2009
Docket Number: 28372
State v. Alston
Date: August 27, 2009
Docket Number: 28410
State v. Grindling
Date: August 27, 2009
Docket Number: 29307
State v. Denis-Silva
Date: August 27, 2009
Docket Number: 29613
Shelton v. Chan
Date: August 26, 2009
Docket Number: 29974
Brown v. Hawaii Medical Service Association
Date: August 25, 2009
Docket Number: 29627
In re Groth
Date: August 25, 2009
Docket Number: 29975
State v. Greywolf
Date: August 20, 2009
Docket Number: 29293
State v. Wheeler
Date: August 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29149
Lighter v. Hara
Date: August 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29943
Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc. v. State of Hawaii
Date: August 12, 2009
Docket Number: 28278
State v. Gonsalves
Date: August 10, 2009
Docket Number: 27950
Peroff v. United Rim Transport, Inc.
Date: August 7, 2009
Docket Number: 27863
Rapozo v. State
Date: August 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29949
Crook v. Fujino
Date: August 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29965
Karagianes v. State
Date: August 6, 2009
Docket Number: 29572
Loher v. State
Date: August 5, 2009
Docket Number: 27844
In re Cutler
Date: August 5, 2009
Docket Number: 29950
In re N.C.
Date: August 4, 2009
Docket Number: 28294
Martin v. Lingle
Date: August 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29643
Blaisdell v. Department of Public Safety
Date: August 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29920
State v. Ramos
Date: July 31, 2009
Docket Number: 28356
State v. Estabillio
Date: July 31, 2009
Docket Number: 28950
Oclinaria v. State
Date: July 30, 2009
Docket Number: 29893
State v. Werle
Date: July 29, 2009
Docket Number: 28653
Moysa v. Davies
Date: July 27, 2009
Docket Number: 28753
Suzuki v. Healthways, Inc.
Date: July 27, 2009
Docket Number: 29714
State v. Cho
Date: July 22, 2009
Docket Number: 28349
State v. Edralin
Date: July 22, 2009
Docket Number: 29061
Lansing v. Jenko-Crispin
Date: July 22, 2009
Docket Number: 29341
In re Conservatorship and Guardianship of Naito
Date: July 21, 2009
Docket Number: 28118
Reynolds v. Blondin
Date: July 21, 2009
Docket Number: 29911
Stanley v. State
Date: July 20, 2009
Docket Number: 28811
State v. Johnson
Date: July 16, 2009
Docket Number: 29100
Pacific Mortgage Investors, LLC v. Johnson
Date: July 16, 2009
Docket Number: 29317
In re A.W.
Date: July 15, 2009
Docket Number: 29253
Lemus-Perez v. Loo
Date: July 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29916
Sato v. Broderick
Date: July 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29925
State v. Belen
Date: July 10, 2009
Docket Number: 28925
Pflueger v. Watanabe
Date: July 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29896
Reynolds v. Blondin
Date: July 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29911
State v. Line
Date: July 8, 2009
Docket Number: 27850
State v. Ampong
Date: July 8, 2009
Docket Number: 28862
State v. Burull
Date: July 8, 2009
Docket Number: 28922
Yasuhara v. Alm
Date: July 8, 2009
Docket Number: 29889
State v. Tierney
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29596
Kehano v. Raffetto
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29822
Tierney v. Frank
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29829
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29872
Eline v. Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29883
Oclinaria v. State
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29893
Blaisdell v. Trader
Date: July 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29895
State v. Line
Date: July 6, 2009
Docket Number: 27850
In re D. B.
Date: July 6, 2009
Docket Number: 29238
Jelks v. State
Date: July 6, 2009
Docket Number: 29449
State v. Mundon
Date: July 1, 2009
Docket Number: 28448
State v. Woodfall
Date: July 1, 2009
Docket Number: 28838
In re Dwyer
Date: July 1, 2009
Docket Number: 29704
In re Sanders
Date: July 1, 2009
Docket Number: 29722
Siu v. Richardson
Date: June 23, 2009
Docket Number: 29834
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Gould
Date: June 16, 2009
Docket Number: 22239
Kay v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Date: June 16, 2009
Docket Number: 27581
State v. Tierney
Date: June 16, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 419
Docket Number: 29596
Grandinetti v. U.T.M.F. Garcia
Date: June 12, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 419
Docket Number: 29308
Kehano v. Raffetto
Date: June 12, 2009
Docket Number: 29822
Tierney v. Frank
Date: June 12, 2009
Docket Number: 29829
Villanueva v. Hawaii Paroling Authority
Date: June 12, 2009
Docket Number: 29833
Swift v. Perkins
Date: June 12, 2009
Docket Number: 29844
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: June 12, 2009
Docket Number: 29872
Boles v. Engle
Date: June 10, 2009
Docket Number: 29394
Walden v. Flanigan
Date: June 9, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 419
Docket Number: 28807
Pacific Mortgage Investors, LLC v. Johnson
Date: June 8, 2009
Docket Number: 29317
Fresch v. Estate of Tavares
Date: June 4, 2009
Docket Number: 28273
Okamura v. C.T.C. Construction Company
Date: June 4, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 419
Docket Number: 28412
Killion v. State
Date: June 3, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 419
Docket Number: 29077
In re Sanders
Date: June 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29722
In re Hardy
Date: June 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29773
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: June 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29819
Schillaci-Lavergne v. Murashige
Date: June 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29831
Siu v. Richardson
Date: June 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29834
Gannett Pacific Corporation v. Fujioka
Date: June 2, 2009
Docket Number: 29821
Vimahi v. Blondin
Date: June 2, 2009
Docket Number: 29830
State v. Stenger
Date: May 29, 2009
Docket Number: 27511
In re A.W.
Date: May 28, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 29
Docket Number: 29253
State v. Schwab
Date: May 28, 2009
Docket Number: 29556
Blaisdell v. Sakamoto
Date: May 28, 2009
Docket Number: 29776
State v. Assaye
Date: May 27, 2009
Docket Number: 29078
State v. Peralta
Date: May 26, 2009
Docket Number: 28829
State v. Kelly
Date: May 26, 2009
Docket Number: 28850
County of Hawaii v. C & J Coupe Family Limited Partnership
Date: May 22, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 400
Docket Number: 28822
County of Hawaii v. C & J Coupe Family Limited Partnership
Date: May 22, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 399
Docket Number: 28822
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: May 22, 2009
Docket Number: 29819
State v. Bousman
Date: May 19, 2009
Docket Number: 28747
State v. Wilson
Date: May 18, 2009
Docket Number: 28478
State v. Woodfall
Date: May 15, 2009
Docket Number: 28838
Lansing v. Jenko-Crispin
Date: May 15, 2009
Docket Number: 29341
Lansing v. Jenko-Crispin
Date: May 15, 2009
Docket Number: 29341
Beam v. Luke
Date: May 15, 2009
Docket Number: 29805
Karagianes v. Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii
Date: May 14, 2009
Docket Number: 29783
State v. Kahalewai
Date: May 8, 2009
Docket Number: 28685
Razo v. State
Date: May 8, 2009
Docket Number: 28848
Grindling v. State
Date: May 8, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 29
Docket Number: 29335
Tashio Holdings, LLC v. Anekona KBR LLC
Date: May 8, 2009
Docket Number: 29484
Tierney v. Frank
Date: May 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29765
Carter v. Town
Date: May 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29782
Williams v. Aona
Date: May 6, 2009
Docket Number: 28691
Estate of Roxas v. Marcos
Date: May 6, 2009
Docket Number: 28702
Blaisdell v. Sakamoto
Date: May 4, 2009
Docket Number: 29776
Napeahi v. State
Date: May 1, 2009
Docket Number: 28809
State v. Sharpe
Date: April 28, 2009
Docket Number: 29004
State v. Sharpe
Date: April 24, 2009
Docket Number: 29004
State v. Stenger
Date: April 23, 2009
Docket Number: 27511
Conner v. Crandall
Date: April 22, 2009
Docket Number: 29751
Tierney v. Chan
Date: April 21, 2009
Docket Number: 29720
Keliihananui v. Evans
Date: April 21, 2009
Docket Number: 29737
Vimahi v. Blondin
Date: April 21, 2009
Docket Number: 29745
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Gould
Date: April 20, 2009
Docket Number: 22239
State v. Line
Date: April 20, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 29
Docket Number: 27850
Himalaya-Fidele v. Blondin
Date: April 20, 2009
Docket Number: 29724
State v. Hussein
Date: April 17, 2009
Docket Number: 28617
Branco v. State
Date: April 13, 2009
Docket Number: 28212
In re Dwyer
Date: April 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29704
Suzuki v. Thom
Date: April 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29716
Rapozo v. Frank
Date: April 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29718
Tani v. Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc.
Date: April 8, 2009
Docket Number: 28648
State v. Wilson
Date: April 7, 2009
Docket Number: 28478
Murakami v. Hifo
Date: April 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29706
Tierney v. Chan
Date: April 7, 2009
Docket Number: 29720
State v. Pia
Date: April 3, 2009
Docket Number: 28666
Rapozo v. Perkins
Date: April 2, 2009
Docket Number: 29667
Branco v. State
Date: March 30, 2009
Docket Number: 28212
State v. Ganiron
Date: March 30, 2009
Docket Number: 28974
Marn v. Marks
Date: March 25, 2009
Docket Number: 29693
State v. Kalua
Date: March 24, 2009
Docket Number: 28403
Rapozo v. Better Hearing of Hawaii, LLC
Date: March 19, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 257
Docket Number: 27602
Save Diamond Head Waters, LLC v. Hans Hedemann Surf, Inc.
Date: March 16, 2009
Docket Number: 27804
Rapozo v. Perkins
Date: March 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29667
Murakami v. Hifo
Date: March 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29681
State v. McMillen
Date: March 12, 2009
Docket Number: 28768
Barbee v. The Queens Medical Center
Date: March 11, 2009
Docket Number: 28084
State v. Tanaka
Date: March 11, 2009
Docket Number: 28681
State v. Mailo
Date: March 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28512
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Kloos
Date: March 9, 2009
Docket Number: 29155
Pacific Mortgage Investors LLC v. Johnson
Date: March 5, 2009
Docket Number: 29317
Napeahi v. State
Date: March 3, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 29
Docket Number: 28809
State v. Taylor
Date: March 2, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 29
Docket Number: 28168
State v. Laride
Date: February 24, 2009
Docket Number: 27823
State v. Corn
Date: February 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28778
Murauskas v. Gusman
Date: February 23, 2009
Docket Number: 29169
Smith v. Kim
Date: February 23, 2009
Docket Number: 29628
In re “T Children: S.T. and M.T., III
Date: February 18, 2009
Docket Number: 28573
State v. Woodfall
Date: February 18, 2009
Docket Number: 28838
Bank of Hawaii v. Shinn
Date: February 17, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 50
Docket Number: 27832
Coleman v. State
Date: February 13, 2009
Docket Number: 28364
In re Duchek
Date: February 13, 2009
Docket Number: 29600
OGrady v. Nakamura
Date: February 12, 2009
Docket Number: 29611
Torres v. State
Date: February 10, 2009
Docket Number: 28682
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Au
Date: February 9, 2009
Docket Number: 26517
State v. Miller
Date: February 9, 2009
Docket Number: 28849
Hawaii Insurers Council v. Lingle
Date: February 6, 2009
Docket Number: 27840
State v. Hussein
Date: February 6, 2009
Citation: 121 Haw. 29
Docket Number: 28617
Kostron v. Perkins
Date: February 4, 2009
Docket Number: 29599
In re Pabst
Date: February 3, 2009
Docket Number: 29561
Tierney v. Perkins
Date: February 2, 2009
Docket Number: 29594
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Gumpel
Date: January 30, 2009
Docket Number: 15404
Rinking v. County of Hawaii, Hawaii Police Department
Date: January 30, 2009
Docket Number: 28752
Martinez v. State
Date: January 30, 2009
Docket Number: 29488
In re Fisher
Date: January 30, 2009
Docket Number: 29510
State v. Hinton
Date: January 29, 2009
Docket Number: 27719
Dural v. State
Date: January 27, 2009
Docket Number: 28533
Davies v. Moysa
Date: January 27, 2009
Docket Number: 29533
Lamoya v. A.L. Kilgo Company, Inc.
Date: January 26, 2009
Docket Number: 28042
Lolohea v. State
Date: January 23, 2009
Docket Number: 28051
Costa Rica VI v. County of Kauai
Date: January 23, 2009
Docket Number: 29577
Hanabusa v. Lingle
Date: January 20, 2009
Docket Number: 29391
Rapozo v. Better Hearing of Hawaii, LLC
Date: January 14, 2009
Citation: 120 Haw. 237
Docket Number: 27602
Doe v. Doe
Date: January 6, 2009
Docket Number: 27490
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