Supreme Court of Hawaii Decisions 2014

Shavelson v. Valenciano
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001338
De Gracia v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001375
State v. Costante
Date: December 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000063
State v. Young
Date: December 26, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002226
Waters v. Nago  
Date: December 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCEC-14-0001317

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint contesting the second special election for councilmember for District IV, City and County of Honolulu, alleging errors in the counting of the votes and the handling of the ballots. Plaintiff,...

In re Highley
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0001351
State v. Monteil  
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000052

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial, Defendant was convicted of committing the offense of prostitution. Defendant appealed, contending that there was insufficient evidence to prove the commission of a prostitution offense. The Intermediate Co...

Wells Fargo Bank v. Suniga
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000822
Kawakami v. Kahala Hotel Investors, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Kahala Hotel and Resort collected a nineteen percent service charge on the purchase of food and beverages at Jason Kawakami’s reception. The hotel retained fifteen percent of the service charge as a “management share...

Shavelson v. Valenciano
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001338
Bailey v. Duvauchelle
Date: December 16, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000883
Rothenborg v. Rothenborg
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000322
Taylor v. Chang
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001359
State v. Smith
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000583
State v. Abregano
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000401
State v. Slavick
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000701
Tagupa v. VIPDESK
Date: December 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002084
State v. Harter  
Date: December 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000962

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with assault against a law enforcement officer in the second degree, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. Before trial, the circuit court denied defense counsel’s motion for withdrawal and subs...

ODC v. Avinante
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000775
Fagaragan v. State
Date: December 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001258
Waltrip v. TS Enterprises, Inc.
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000722
State v. Williams
Date: December 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000828
Dejean v. Nago  
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCEC-14-0001285

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed an election complaint to contest the November 2014 general election. Plaintiff was not listed on the ballot as a candidate for any officer in the November 2014 general election. Defendants moved to dismis...

In re Riddle
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0001292
Noa v. Kawano
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001320
Great American Hotels and Resorts, Inc. v. Cabral
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000660
Pofolk Aviation Hawaii, Inc. v. Dept. of Transportation, State of Hawaii
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003857
In re Follansbee
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0001306
GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Unciano
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000306
GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Unciano
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001081
GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Unciano
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001307
Mitchell v. Mariani
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000919
Skahan v. Stutts Construction Company, Inc.
Date: December 1, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000850
AC v. AC  
Date: November 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000808

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father, who were never married, were the biological parents of two minor children. Father sought custody of the children and sought to exclude Mother from visitation. The family court decided to consider the p...

DW Aina Le'a Dev., LLC v. Bridge Aina Le'a, LLC  
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCAP-13-0000091

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, land in Waikoloa on Hawai’i Island was reclassified from agricultural to urban to allow for the development of a residential community. The reclassification was made subject certain conditions. The land changed...

Kim v. Tanigawa
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001096
Continental Pacific, LLC v. Caban
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000412
Continental Pacific, LLC v. Caban
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000826
Continental Pacific, LLC v. Trotter
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000829
Continential Pacific, LLC v. Errett
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000830
Villanueva v. State
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001273
Federal Land Bank Association of Hawaii, FLCA v. Bassan
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000866
State v. Parker
Date: November 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000410
State v. Lee
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001233
Retutal v. Retutal
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000126
Panoke v. Reef Development
Date: November 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000556
Molfino v. Yuen  
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000150

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued the County of Hawai’i for negligence, alleging that it breached a legal duty to use reasonable care in maintaining pertinent correspondence in its property files contained in the Planning Department and th...

Ass’n of Apartment Owners of Discovery Bay v. Mitchell  
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000151

Justia Opinion Summary: Ralph Mitchell, a condominium owner in the Association of Apartment Owners of Discovery Bay (“AOAO”), submitted a petition to the AOAO to conduct a special meeting of the AOAO to remove one or more of the AOAO Board memb...

State v. Kekaualua
Date: November 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001283
Arakaki v. SCD-Olanani Corporation
Date: November 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000809
Great American Hotels and Resorts, Inc. v. Cabral
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000660
State v. Fauatea
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001963
Williams v. Garibaldi
Date: November 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000924
Caassiday v. Vannatta
Date: November 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000112
Nishimura v. Gentry Homes, Ltd.  
Date: October 31, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000137

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, individually and on behalf of all persons similarly situated, filed a first amended class action complaint alleging that Gentry Homes, Ltd. constructed Plaintiffs’ home without adequate high wind protection....

Friends of Makakilo v. D.R. Horton-Schulder Homes, LLC  
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCAP-13-0002408

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the Land Use Commission (LUC) granted Horton-Schuler Homes LLC’s petition to reclassify certain lands in ‘Ewa District, O’ahu from agricultural to urban use subject to certain conditions. The Sierra Club filed a...

North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund v. Land Court of the State of Hawaii
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001154
Rodriguez v. State
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000578
State v. Ahn
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000674
State v. Mulu
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000645
Cornelio v. State
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005273
Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court v. Fosbinder
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0001039
Citibank v. Freitas
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000208
Dejean v. Chang
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001155
Kondaur Capital Corp. v. Matsuyoshi  
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000867

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from a property title dispute between Defendant, who purchased the property in 2007, and Plaintiff, which later acquired a quitclaim deed to the property following a judicial foreclosure. After Defendan...

Grindling v. Cardoza
Date: October 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001103
State v. Minami
Date: October 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000381
Shavelson v. Valenciano
Date: October 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000452
Crofford v. Iha
Date: October 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000480
State v. Young
Date: October 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002226
State v. Kernstock
Date: October 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001007
Pico v. Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
Date: October 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000058
In re Tassinari
Date: October 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0001126
State v. Heers
Date: October 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000988
July 2014 Notice of Passing the Hawaii Bar Examination.
Date: October 1, 2014
Docket Number: July2014Bar
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Gould
Date: October 1, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-13-0000134
Noel Madamba Contracting, LLC v. Romero
Date: October 1, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000778
Kolio v. Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Date: September 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000785
Quartero v. Ayabe
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001087
Kuaimoku v. State, Department of Education-Kauai
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000616
Blau v. AIG Hawaii Insurance Company
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000713
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Brawley
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0001131
Coles v. State
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000998
State v. Yamura
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001578
State v. Fisher
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000684
State v. Abel  
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000087

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with and convicted of the offense of solicitation with animals in Waikiki Special District based on “an exchange of cash immediately following the activity of picture taking” with Defendant’s birds....

Fukumitsu v. Fukumitsu
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000776
Retutal v. Retutal
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000126
Cornelio v. State
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005273
The Malulani Group, Ltd. fka Magoon Brothers, Ltd. v. Kaupo Ranch, Ltd.
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30509
The Malulani Group, Ltd. fka Magoon Brothers, Ltd. v. Kaupo Ranch, Ltd.
Date: September 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30509
Pico v. Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
Date: September 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000058
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Songstad
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: 30099
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Hayashi
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0001028
Galinato v. Homestreet Bank
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCOT-14-0001099
Casper v. Ayasanonda
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000557
Kilakila 'O Haleakala v. University of Hawaii
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000182
Continental Pacific, LLC v. Maghanoy
Date: September 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005596
Furuya v. Association of Apartment Owners of Pacific Monarch, Inc.
Date: September 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30485
In the Interest of PP
Date: September 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000165
State v. Shimkus
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000840
State v. Shigemura
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000902
State v. Murphy
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000980
Cermelj v. Nago  
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCEC-14-0001070

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in the case was a proclamation made by Chief Election Officer Scott Nago on Friday August 8, 2014 that closed two polling places on the Big Island and postponed the elections for Precincts 04-01 and 04-02. The n...

Waikiki v. Nago  
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCEC-14-0001072

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Nelson Waikiki, Jr. was one of seven candidates for the Maui County Mayoral seat in the August 9, 2014 special primary election. Plaintiff received the fourth highest number of votes in the election. On August...

Lathers v. Abercrombie
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCOT-14-0001069
Steingrebe v. Steingrebe
Date: August 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001782
Nakajima v. Nakajima
Date: August 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29553
State v. Hernanderz
Date: August 26, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000972
In re Investigation of DesJardins
Date: August 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCJD-13-0003734
In re Investigation of DesJardins
Date: August 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCJD-13-0003734
State v. Ling
Date: August 20, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000814
State v. Tavares
Date: August 20, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001086
In re CD
Date: August 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003337
Scotto v. State
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000989
State v. Nakayama
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001021
Waialeale v. Watanabe
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0001024
State v. Eberly
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000593
Wong v. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Date: August 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000703
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Fujiyama
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-13-0003586
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Mujtabaa
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000799
Kellberg v. Yuen
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000266
Furuya v. Association of Apartment Owners of Pacific Monarch, Inc.
Date: August 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30485
State v. Sanney
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000654
State v. Kaawa
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000670
State v. Jones
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000690
State v. Reed
Date: August 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000069
Fleming v. Loo
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0004021
Samson v. Nahulu
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000102
Balogh v. Balogh
Date: August 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-00010741
Silva v. State
Date: August 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000121
Balogh v. Balogh  
Date: August 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001074

Justia Opinion Summary: During their marriage, Ray and Sandra signed three documents establishing the division and distribution of their martial partnership property upon divorce. The documents included a handwritten document, a memorandum of u...

Nakajima v. Nakajima
Date: August 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29553
Oahu Publications Inc. v. Ahn
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0003250
Fleming v. Loo
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0004021
State, Office of Consumer Protection v. Nishimura
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000884
Scotto v. Hawaii Public Housing Authority, State of Hawaii
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000973
State v. Huihui
Date: August 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000661
Oahu Publ’ns, Inc. v. Abercrombie  
Date: July 31, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000127

Justia Opinion Summary: Oahu Publications (“OP”) successfully obtained a judgment against the Governor and was awarded attorneys’ fees. The Governor appealed the attorneys' fees award. The Intermediate Appellate Court (ICA) dismissed the appeal...

State v. Ruis
Date: July 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001115
State v. Kekaualua
Date: July 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000127
Patrickson v. Dole Food Company, Inc.
Date: July 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30700
Bailey v. Siracusa
Date: July 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001006
Oahu Publ’ns, Inc. v. Hon. Karen Ahn  
Date: July 16, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0003250

Justia Opinion Summary: During the trial of State v. Deedy and on the fifth day of jury deliberations, the circuit court conducted five separate court proceedings that were not open to the public. The transcripts from the court sessions were su...

State v. Kony
Date: July 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001114
E*Trade Bank v. Chadwick
Date: July 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000020
State v. Nakanelua
Date: July 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30444
State v. Myers
Date: July 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000589
Panado v. Bd. of Trustees Employees' Ret. Sys.  
Date: July 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000022

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was permanently incapacitated while lifting boxes during a work shift for the City and County of Honolulu. Appellant applied for service-connected disability retirement benefits with the Board of Trustees of th...

Nobunaga v. State of Hawaii, Judiciary Department
Date: July 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000375
Wallace v. Burrows
Date: July 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30432
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Rountree
Date: July 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000797
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Buffington
Date: July 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000880
Nishimura v. Gentry Homes, Ltd.
Date: July 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000137
Slingluff v. State
Date: July 2, 2014
Docket Number: 30233
Kondaur Capital Corporation v. Matsuyoshi
Date: June 26, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000867
State v. Garcia
Date: June 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000059
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Mujtabaa
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-00007499
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Mujtabaa
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000799
Nakagawa v. Nakamura
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000798
Bouley v. The Honorable Judges of the Second Circuit Court
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000881
State v. Won
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000858
Karagianes v. Hawaii Ombudsman, Robin K. Matsunaga
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001070
Wong v. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Date: June 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000703
Garcia v. Norris
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000793
DeJean v. Nago
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000882
Scotto v. Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000887
State v. Antonio
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000163
State v. Huihui
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000661
State v. Nofoa
Date: June 18, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000984
Kawakami v. Kahala Hotel Investors, LLC
Date: June 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000594
State v. Canosa
Date: June 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001051
State v. Monteil
Date: June 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000052
Ostendorp v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: June 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000859
Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie
Date: June 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000127
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Johnson
Date: June 12, 2014
Docket Number: 28686
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Avinante
Date: June 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000775
In re Arbitration of Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. v. LIPHGC, LLC
Date: June 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000350
Big Island Toyota, Inc. v. Trevino
Date: June 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000995
Peck v. Nikkim
Date: June 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29480
Rodrigues v. United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO
Date: June 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30286
Shyanguya v. Employment Security Appeals Referees' Office
Date: June 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001659
Magno v. State
Date: June 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000849
Jou v. Argonaut Ins. Co.  
Date: June 5, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30606

Justia Opinion Summary: These appeals stemmed from an action Plaintiff filed against Hawaii Employers Medical Insurance Company (HEMIC) and others. Plaintiff eventually filed separate appeals regarding two orders of the circuit court granting m...

Association of Apartment Owners of Discovery Bay v. Mitchell
Date: June 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000151
Ruggles v. Yagong
Date: June 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000117
DeCambra v. Director Ted Sakai, Department of Public Safety
Date: June 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005657
Machado v. Van De Car
Date: June 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000786
In re Chen
Date: June 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0000827
In re Good
Date: June 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0000841
State v. Shaw
Date: June 2, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000044
Childs v. Harada
Date: May 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29968
State v. Baptista
Date: May 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001084
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company v. Timosan
Date: May 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000865
Halloran v. State
Date: May 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000401
In re V.G.
Date: May 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000812
Sussman v. Sussman
Date: May 12, 2014
Docket Number: 30407
In re Corbin
Date: May 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0000779
SS&M Auto Parts v. Sand Island Business Association
Date: May 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000333
Linogon v. City Mill
Date: May 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30711
Kawakami v. Kahala Hotel Investors, LLC
Date: May 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000594
State v. Harter
Date: May 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000962
February 2014 Notice of Passing the Hawaii Bar Examination.
Date: May 5, 2014
Docket Number: February2014Bar
Dacanay v. Sakamoto
Date: May 1, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0004663
Schwartz v. State
Date: May 1, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000199
State v. Ganjali
Date: May 1, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000417
State v. Alangcas
Date: April 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30109
State v. Muller
Date: April 29, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000225
In re Jack Wong Yuen
Date: April 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29173
State v. Costa
Date: April 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000567
Wilton v. State
Date: April 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000206
State v. Allen
Date: April 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30332
Sussman v. Sussman
Date: April 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30407
Fanelli v. State  
Date: April 17, 2014
Docket Number: CAAP-13-0000093

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate in custody, filed a petition post-conviction relief under Haw. R. Penal P. 40, alleging that he was incompetent to stand trial, his trial counsel and appellate counsel provided ineffective assistance...

Transfiguracion v. Hawaii Paroling Authority
Date: April 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000743
Gordon v. Gordon
Date: April 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000806
State v. Netter
Date: April 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000651
Panado v. Board of Trustees Employees' Retirement System State of Hawaii
Date: April 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000022
Langer v. Rice
Date: April 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29636
Ngo v.The Queen's Medical Center
Date: April 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30172
Discover Bank v.Adams
Date: April 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005864
In re Wright
Date: April 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000620
Wagner v. State
Date: April 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000621
State v. Davis
Date: April 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000074
Klausmeyer-Among v. Honolulu City Council
Date: April 9, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000184
State v. Transfiguracion
Date: April 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000565
State v. Costa
Date: April 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000567
State v. Smith
Date: April 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000032
Gouveia v. Kim
Date: April 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005887
Kaplan v. Nakamura
Date: April 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000523
State v. Phua
Date: April 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000686
Jou v. Argonaut Insurance Company
Date: March 31, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30606
In re Chong
Date: March 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCPR-14-0000534
Arruda v. Willocks Construction Corp.
Date: March 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000391
State v. Stone
Date: March 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30059
Ka'upulehu Land LLC v. Heirs and Assigns of Pahukula
Date: March 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30475
Fagaragan v. State
Date: March 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000592
State v. Crabbe
Date: March 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001043
Argue v. Argue
Date: March 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000506
Safeway, Inc. v. Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
Date: March 20, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000046
Shavelson v Valenciano
Date: March 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000452
Medeiros v. Ean Holding, LLC
Date: March 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002549
Costales v. Rosete
Date: March 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30683
Rideout v. State
Date: March 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000457
State v. Zimmerman
Date: March 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000081
Ruggles v. Yagong
Date: March 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000117
State v. Lewis
Date: March 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000971
State v. Krueger
Date: March 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000801
State v. Li
Date: March 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000626
Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Commission of the County of Kauai
Date: March 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29440
Krog v. Koahou
Date: March 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000315
Shimose v. Hawaii Health Systems Corp. dba Hilo Medical Center
Date: March 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000422
State v. Menendaz
Date: March 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30446
Pila'a 400 LLC v. Board of Land and Natural Resources
Date: March 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-28358
Office of Diciplinary Counsel v. Agard
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0001034
State v. Kaeo  
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000007

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with murder in the second degree. After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of reckless manslaughter. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court erred when it declined to instruct the jury o...

Krog v. Koahou
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000315
United Pub. Workers, AFSCME, Local 636, AFL-CIO v. Abercrombie  
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000505

Justia Opinion Summary: United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO (“UPW”) filed an action on behalf of the employees it represented, alleging (1) then-Governor Lingle and members of her administration retaliated against UPW members for...

Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Comm’n  
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29440

Justia Opinion Summary: Kauai Springs, Inc., a water bottling and distribution company, filed an application for three zoning permits related to the continued operation of its water bottling facility on land located in Koloa, Kauai. The Plannin...

State v. Stone
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30059
Collins v. Wassell  
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30070

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Colleen Collins and John Wassell were joined as a married couple in a ceremony. After the marriage ceremony, the couple did not submit the completed license and certificate of marriage to the State Department of...

State v. Decoite  
Date: February 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30186

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed a misdemeanor complaint against Defendant charging him with one count of abuse of a family or household member (domestic abuse). The complaint stated that Defendant engaged in the abuse for more than two...

Cohan v. Circuit Court (Ayabe)  
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0000092

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Cohan sued Marriott Hotel Services and RRB Restaurants for damages he incurred when he was injured at a restaurant at Marriott’s. The case was placed in the Court Annexed Arbitration Program. Marriott asked Cohan...

State v. Dela Cruz
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000367
Haw. State Teachers Ass’n v. Univ. Lab. Sch.  
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) filed a grievance against the University Laboratory School (ULS), alleging that the ULS refused to implement the proper salary placement for teachers as agreed to in a supplem...

State v. Acker
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30205
State v. Menendez
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30446
Costales v. Rosete  
Date: February 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30683

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a ward at a youth correctional facility, filed a complaint against Scott Rosete, a youth correctional officer, in his individual and official capacities, the State, and other defendants, alleging assault and b...

State v. Davis  
Date: February 26, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000074

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial, Defendant was convicted of operating a vehicle after license and privilege have been suspended or revoked for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. On appeal, the intermediate court of...

State v. Adviento
Date: February 26, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30171
Gurrobat v. HTH Corp.  
Date: February 25, 2014
Docket Number: SCAP-12-0000764

Justia Opinion Summary: Raymond Gurrobat, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated persons, filed an action against HTH Corporation and Pacific Beach Corporation (collectively, Defendants), asserting claims of unlawful withho...

Locricchio v. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: February 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000413
Slavick v. Ahn
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005293
DeCambra v. Sakai
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005657
McLaren v. Paradise Inn Haw., Inc.  
Date: February 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000460

Justia Opinion Summary: John McLaren represented a claimant in a workers’ compensation case before the Disability Compensation Division (“Division”) of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“Department”) that resulted in a settlemen...

Halloran v. State
Date: February 20, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000401
State v. Villiarimo
Date: February 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000109
State v. Walton
Date: February 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000667
In re K Children
Date: February 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000917
Goo v. Arakawa  
Date: February 19, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30142

Justia Opinion Summary: Homeowners filed a complaint against the County and certain Developers, alleging that the Mayor had unlawfully exempted certain projects from a height restriction law (“Law”). On December 31, 2008, the circuit court gran...

State v. Calara
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: 29550
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Ueoka
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-12-0000686
Asato v. State Procurement Policy Bd.  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCAP-12-0000789

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought a claim against the State Procurement Policy Board challenging the validity of Haw. Admin. R. 3-122-66, claiming it was contrary to the “minimum of three” persons requirement in Haw. Rev. Stat. 103D-304...

Fagaragan v. State  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000592

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of several drug-related offenses. The Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) fixed minimum terms of imprisonment and categorized Petitioner as a Level III offender. After the ICA reversed one of Petitio...

State v. Walton  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000667

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant John Walton and his codefendant, Courage Lee Elkshoulder, were indicted for attempted murder in the second degree and robbery in the first degree. The circuit court consolidated Walton’s and Elkshoulder’s trial...

In re AS  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001065

Justia Opinion Summary: AS, a minor child, was taken into foster custody after her birth. The Department of Human Services (DHS) recommended that AS be placed permanently with her maternal aunt. The family court, however, awarded custody of AS...

Pila'a 400, LLC v. Bd. of Land & Natural Res.  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-28358

Justia Opinion Summary: After a contested case hearing, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) entered an order imposing a financial assessment for damages to state conservation land against Pila’a 400, LLC. Specifically, the BLNR held...

State v. Haw. Gov’t Employees Ass’n  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29352

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed a third amended complaint seeking a declaratory judgment that public funds ported to certain unions under the Hawaii Public Employees Health Fund’s porting program exceeded the amounts allowed by law. The...

State v. Calara  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29550

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of sexual assault in the fourth degree for allegedly fondling the breast of the complaining witness while she slept. The intermediate court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court vacated the judgm...

State v. Acker  
Date: February 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30205

Justia Opinion Summary: William and Maryann Acker, a married couple, were involved in a string of crimes in California and Hawaii in 1978. In California, Maryann was convicted of Cesario Arauza’s murder. In Hawaii, William pleaded guilty to rob...

Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co.  
Date: February 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCCQ-12-0000977

Justia Opinion Summary: VP & PK purchased an insurance policy from Lexington Insurance Company for work on a construction site. Kila Kila, one of VP & PK’s subcontractors, purchased an insurance policy from Nautilus Insurance Company. Both poli...

State v. Long
Date: February 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005642
State v. Amiral  
Date: February 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000374

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, the district court convicted Defendant of exceeding the speed limit, finding that the State met its burden of proof that Defendant’s vehicle was traveling sixty-five miles per area in an area where t...

Lales v. Wholesale Motors Co.  
Date: February 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-28516

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint against his former employer and supervisors, alleging that he suffered discriminatory conduct while employed as a car salesman. Plaintiff asserted claims for state harassment and retaliation,...

Nakajima v. Nakajima
Date: February 13, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29553
A.B. v. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000340
Tierney v. Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000415
State v. Villiarimo  
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000109

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a no contest plea to a charge of sexual assault in the third degree. Defendant later tested positive for methamphetamine use in violation of his probation. Defendant’s probation officer subsequently fil...

State v. Salas
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000123
In re Marn Family Litig.  
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000181

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the Marn Family Litigation, which had been ongoing for nearly fifteen years and concerned the ownership and control of the Marn family business. Petitioner Alexander Marn filed the instant appeal befo...

Lopez v. State  
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000512

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) recorded a statutory lien on Petitioner’s real and personal property for delinquent child support. More than a decade later, a law firm agreed to Appellant in an unrel...

Survivors of Kaneshiro v. Diamond Head Petroleum, Inc.
Date: February 12, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30108
Tierney v. State
Date: February 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000416
State v. Zittnan
Date: February 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000490
State v. Basham
Date: February 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000758
Dera Development, LLC v. Mitchell
Date: February 11, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000493
State v. Johnson
Date: February 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001015
State v. Adviento  
Date: February 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30171

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole. On appeal, Petitioner argued that the circuit court abused its discretion whe...

State v. Huihui
Date: February 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000661
State v. Basham  
Date: February 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000758

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendants, father and son, were found guilty of assault in the first degree and sentenced to ten years of imprisonment. The father (Defendant) appealed, arguing in relevant part that the prosecutor m...

State v. Rivera  
Date: February 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000774

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant, a native Hawaiian, of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII). Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that he was denied due process because the complaint d...

State v. Aholelei
Date: February 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000675
Adams v. CDM Media USA, Inc
Date: February 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000741
Fleming v. State
Date: February 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005780
Van Ness v. State, Department of Education
Date: February 4, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000775
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Amasol
Date: February 3, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000040
State v. Pomroy  
Date: January 31, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29688

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with committing the offense of assault in the third degree and was convicted as charged. Defendant appealed, arguing that he was not adequately informed of his right to testify. The Supreme Court re...

State v. Avilla  
Date: January 31, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30701

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was adjudged guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1). Petitioner challenged the sufficiency of the complaint against her for the first t...

Locricchio v. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: January 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-14-0000381
State v. Cabinatan  
Date: January 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000550

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of burglary in the first degree and unauthorized entry into motor vehicle in the first degree. According to the State, Defendant’s co-defendant entered Jennifer Kincaid’s garag...

Narayan v. The Ritz-Carlton Development Company, Inc.
Date: January 30, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000819
State v. Lockey  
Date: January 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000765

Justia Opinion Summary: The family court convicted Defendant of harassment in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 711-1106(1)(a). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) vacated the family court’s judgment of conviction and sentence, holding that the...

State v. Torricer
Date: January 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001092
State v. Armitage  
Date: January 28, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29794

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged three defendants (collectively, Petitioners) of entering or remaining within the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve without being specifically authorized to do so, thereby committing the offense of entrance into...

State v. Pai  
Date: January 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000344

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of excessive speeding and no motor vehicle insurance. Petitioner appealed, arguing that the State did not lay sufficient foundation for the admission of the laser gun reading. The intermediate co...

State v. Baker  
Date: January 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000666

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Petitioner was convicted of abuse of a family or household member. On appeal, Petitioner argued that the family court did not ensure that he had “fully” waived his right to a jury trial. The intermed...

Diamond v. Dobbin  
Date: January 27, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30573

Justia Opinion Summary: The owner of certain property and surveying company filed a shoreline certification application with the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the property. Petitioners filed a notice of appeal of the proposed sho...

Rideout v. State
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0006212
State v. DeMello
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000173
Title Guar. Escrow Servs., Inc. v. Waialea Resort Co., Ltd.  
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000711

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over a real estate transaction contract, final partial judgment and final judgment were entered against Szymanski. On September 19, 2011, Szymanski moved for reconsideration of the final partial and final...

Wideman v. State
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000065
Lahaina Fashions, Inc. v. Bank of Hawaii
Date: January 24, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30644
State v. Pierce
Date: January 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000427
Van Ness v. State, Dep’t of Educ.  
Date: January 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000775

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a workers’ compensation claim with the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations seeking compensation for the aggravation of his asthma resulting from his exposure to vog while working as a school teach...

Scudder v. Pierce
Date: January 23, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29483
State v. Oki
Date: January 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000605
Kellberg v. Yuen  
Date: January 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000266

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a forty-nine acre parcel of land. After the County of Hawai’i and the County Planning Director (collectively, County Defendants) gave the subject property’s owners approval to subdivide the prop...

Ryan v. Boland
Date: January 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000697
State v. Pitts  
Date: January 22, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30559

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was tried for attempted murder in the second degree. During the proceedings, Defendant expressed his desire to proceed pro se. The circuit court determined that Defendant waived his right to counsel, and Defend...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Au
Date: January 21, 2014
Docket Number: SCAD-13-0000911
Fleming v. State
Date: January 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0005780
Molfino v. Yuen
Date: January 17, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000150
State v. Phillips
Date: January 16, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000020
State v. Deleon  
Date: January 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000064

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of murder in the second degree and several other charges. At issue before the Supreme Court was whether the circuit court plainly erred in excluding expert testimony on cocaine use where the defen...

State v. Tongg  
Date: January 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000127

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (Count I) and one count of accidents involving damage to vehicle or property (Count II). The intermediate court of appeals...

State v. Pierce  
Date: January 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000427

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of excessive speeding. The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. Petitioner sought review of the judgment of the ICA, challenging for the first time the sufficiency of the charge on the g...

Schmidt v. HSC, Inc.  
Date: January 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29454

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners filed a complaint against Respondents for violations of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act (UFTA). The circuit court dismissed the action without discussing Respondents’ argument that Petitioners’ claim was...

State v. Shyanguya  
Date: January 15, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29655

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of prostitution. The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. The ICA sua sponte raised the issue of whether the charge was deficient for failing to allege the requisite mens rea, which was...

In re Tax Appeal of Narmore v. Director of Taxation
Date: January 14, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-13-02000424
Sierra Club v. Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc.
Date: January 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000625
Balogh v. Balogh
Date: January 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001074
Lambert v. Teisina  
Date: January 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001024

Justia Opinion Summary: Trustee alleged that Defendants owned an interest in a parcel of land and moved for summary judgment to partition their interest along with the remainder of the parcel. The circuit court granted summary judgment for part...

State v. Akitake  
Date: January 10, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-29934

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court adjudged Petitioner guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding (1) the district co...

Rideout v. State
Date: January 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0006212
Rideout v. State
Date: January 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCPW-13-0006235
Minton v. Quintal
Date: January 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000317
Blake v. County of Kauai Planning Commission
Date: January 8, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000342
State v. Tuiaana
Date: January 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000746
Lahaina Fashions, Inc. v. Bank of Hawai’i  
Date: January 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30644

Justia Opinion Summary: Because of a property dispute, Petitioner filed a complaint against Respondents. The trial court granted Respondents judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) on Petitioner’s breach of fiduciary duty claim. The jury then render...

Miller v. Bank of New York Mellon
Date: January 7, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-30698
Quitevis v. Quitevis
Date: January 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000022
In re TM  
Date: January 6, 2014
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000521

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Human Services (DHS) filed a petition for temporary foster custody over Mother’s son, T.M. At a combined permanency hearing and termination of parental rights hearing several months later, Mother was no...

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