Supreme Court of Hawaii Decisions 2016

Antoni v. Loo
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000815
Moniz v. Watanabe
Date: December 29, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000687
In re Kuamoo
Date: December 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001579
State v. Tran
Date: December 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005233
State v. Barrios  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000118

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted and sentenced to 100 years in prison for numerous sexual assaults on a minor. The Intermediate Court of Appeals affirmed Defendant’s conviction and sentence. The Supreme Court...

State v. King
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000342
In re Marn Family Litigation  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000181

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal was the most recent development in litigation concerning the ownership and control of the Marn family business. Alexander Marn sought a declaratory judgment and specific performance regarding his rights to th...

State v. Acacio
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000132
In re Ishida-Waiakamilo Legacy Trust Dated June 27, 2006
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000449
Association of Apartment Owners of Royal Aloha v. Certified Management, Inc.
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000445
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Sibilia
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000843
Nobriga v. Board of Land and Natural Resources
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCOT-16-0000804
In re Heck
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000836
In re Kastely
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000855
Sommers v. Cahill
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000854
State v. Acacio
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000132
Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural Resources
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002125
State v. Tran
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005233 (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari). ICA Opinion, filed 07/14/2016 [ada], 138 Haw. 298. ICA Order of Correction, filed 09/09/2016 [ada]. Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 11/09/2016.
Cornelio v. State
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000743
Hussey v. Say
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-14-0001327
Erum v. County of Kauai
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000361
State v. King  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000342

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was placed under arrest for theft in the fourth degree. At the time of the arrest, Defendant was issued a trespass warning. Defendant subsequently violated the trespass warning. That violation was used as the u...

Oahu Publications, Inc. v. Takase  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000038

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed an application for judicial determination of probable cause for the warrantless arrest and extended restraint of Ethan Ferguson (the Ferguson Probable Cause Application, or FPCA). The FPCA, a publicly acc...

State v. Pacquing  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-14-0001205

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged by complaint with one count of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information (UPCPI). Defendant moved to dismiss the complaint. The circuit court granted the motion in part. The inter...

State v. Teale
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001077
State v. Diego
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003837
State v. McKinley
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000477
Association of Apartment Owners of Century Center, Inc. v. An  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Association of Apartment Owners (the AOAO) filed a notice of default and intention to foreclose a unit of the Century Center condominiums. The AOAO purchased the property at a nonjudicial foreclosure sale and then fi...

Association of Apartment Owners of Royal Aloha v. Certified Management, Inc.  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000445

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of dispute between the Association of Apartment Owners of Royal Aloha, its former property managers, and its former commercial tenants. The AOAO installed an electricity submetering system and submitt...

Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court v. Aduja
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000757
State v. Tetu  
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003062

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with burglary in the second degree. Defendant filed a pretrial motion to compel discovery requesting access to the property where he allegedly committed the criminal offense. The circuit court denie...

Mauna Kea Anaina Hou v. Board of Land and Natural Resources
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCOT-16-0000788
Oliveira v. Oliveira
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001298
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Locricchio
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000218
State v. Vacchelli
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000403
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Locricchio
Date: November 25, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000218
Association of Apartment Owners of Century Center v. Thai Hawaiian Massage.
Date: November 25, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000436
Hirahara v. Gangnes
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000802
Greenspon v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001432
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Locricchio
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000218
Hussey v. Say  
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-14-0001327

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners filed a petition for a writ of quo warrant challenging Representative Calvin K.Y. Say’s authority to hold office as representative of the Twentieth District of Hawaii. The circuit court granted Say’s motion t...

Raquel v. American Savings Bank
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000434
Slavick v. Halawa Correctional Facility
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000677
Association of Apartment Owners of Century Center v. Nomura.
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000361
State v. Faamama  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000061

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of theft in the first degree. Defendant appealed, arguing that the circuit court erred by not instructing the jury on the lesser-included offense of theft in the second degr...

Estrada v. Masunaga
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000789
State v. Munet
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000001
State v. Nilsawit  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000372

Justia Opinion Summary: Hawaii News Now (HNN) submitted an application for extended coverage for the criminal case, State v. Nilsawit, which involved the controversy regarding the Honolulu Police Department’s then-practice of allowing undercove...

Gustafson Real Estate LLC v. Watkins
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000479
Dannenberg v. State
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000084
Community Associations of Hualalai v. Leeward Planning Commission
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000700
Ruggles v. Judge Nakamura
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000710
A.A. v. B.B  
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000022

Justia Opinion Summary: A.A. and B.B. were in a committed relationship when Child was born. B.B. was the biological grandfather and legal adoptive father of Child. A.A. and B.B. co-parented Child and shared physical custody of her even after th...

Hasircoglu v. FOPCO, Inc.
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002064
The Bank of New York Mellon v. R. Onaga, Inc.
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000426
Newcomb v. McPeek  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000022

Justia Opinion Summary: William Newcomb and Stephen McPeek had lived together in a committed relationship for two years when they decided to adopt and raise a child. Only McPeek legally adopted the child, but the parties co-parented the child a...

Salera v. Caldwell
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000106
Association of Condominium Homeowners of Tropics at Waikele v. Sakuma
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000870
Kauai Police Commission v. Carvalho
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000015
Mount v. Apao  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Numbers: SCWC-13-0002610, SCWC-13-0002977, SCWC-14-0000556

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a nonjudicial foreclosure on real property conducted pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. 667-5. The circuit court entered final judgment in favor of the Mounts, the purchasers of the real property throu...

State v. Erum
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000131
State v. Deguair  
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000061

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of robbery in the second degree, kidnapping as a class A felony, and kidnapping as a class B felony. The circuit court merged Count 1 - the robbery, a lesser grade class B felony - into Count 2...

State v. Quiday
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0004085
State v. Conroy
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000537
State v. Celestine.
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000335
Slavick v. Halawa Correctional Facility, et al.
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000677
Kilakila ‘O Haleakala v. University of Hawaii
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000182
Kilakila 'O Haleakala v. Board of Land and Natural Resources
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003065
State v. Gouveia  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000358

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with manslaughter, and the case went to trial. After deliberating, the jurors sent a note to the court expressing concern for their safety. The circuit court subsequently declared a mistrial based o...

Collins v. Crandall
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000655
State v. Subia  
Date: October 24, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000794

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of methamphetamine trafficking in the second degree. The Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) affirmed. The Supreme Court vacated the ICA’s judgment on appeal and the judgment o...

Dannenberg v. State  
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000084

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed this class action suit individually and on behalf of employees (and their dependent-beneficiaries) who began working for the State or its political subdivisions before July 1, 2003 and who had accrued or...

Prudential Locations, LLC v. Sakamoto
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000618
Commercial Properties, Limited v. Watanabe
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000636
Collins v. Crandall
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000655
Tumaneng v. Tumaneng  
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000895

Justia Opinion Summary: In this custody dispute regarding Son, Mother moved to modify custody terms contained in a divorce decree, alleging that circumstances had changed because Father planned to move Son to Arizona. The family court ultimatel...

PO v. JS
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000048
State v. Sanney
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000548
Cornelio v. State
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000743
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v Locricchio
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000218
State v. Todani
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001358
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000623
Suan v. Kaneshiro
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000623
In re Trust Created Under the Will of Samuel M. Damon, Deceased
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000731
Pasco v. Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Retirement System
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003269
State v. Eager
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001079
One Wailea Development, LLC v. Warren S. Unemori Engineering, Inc.
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000418
Kaloi v. County of Hawaii
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000308
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Woodruff
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000353
Ramos v. Estate of Elsenbach
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000897
Ramos v. Estate of Elsenbach
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-147-0000897
State v. Yang
Date: October 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000588
State v. Tui  
Date: October 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000387

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with murder and assault. Defendant was found unfit to proceed due to mental disease or disorder, and the proceedings against him were suspended until further court order. Defendant was committed to...

State v. Akui
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000310
Villanueva v. State
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000945
Kilakila 'O Haleakala v. Univ. of Hawaii  
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000182

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a proposed project for constructing a new telescope at an area set aside for astronomical research located within a conservation district near the summit of Haleakala on the island of Maui. The...

Kilakila 'O Haleakala v. Bd. of Land & Nat. Res.  
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) granted a permit for the University of Hawaii to construct the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope at an area set aside for astronomical observations located within a conser...

State v. Earl
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000467
July 2016 Notice of Passing the Hawaii Bar Examination.
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: July2016Bar
Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court v. Taylor
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000626
LE v. WM
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000871
State v. Phillips  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000020

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted for the attempted murder of his wife. Defendant appealed, arguing that the circuit court violated his rights under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Ha...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Martinez
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000523
State v. King
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000342
In re ES
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000436
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilson
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000540
Medeiros v. Choy
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003500
Oliveira v. Oliveira
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001298
Saker v. Saker
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000007
U.S. Bank National Association v. Bernardino
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000102
Harrison v. Ito
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000645
Bank of America, N.A. v. Hermano
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0006069
Association of Apartment Owners of Century Center, Inc. v. Nomura
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000119
Certified Construction, Inc. v. Crawford  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Numbers: SCWC-14-0001160, SCWC-14-0001190

Justia Opinion Summary: Certified Construction, Inc. (CCI) submitted a bid proposal on a public works project by the County of Hawaii. The County disqualified CCI’s bid on the basis that the project required a C-44 license. CCI filed a bid prot...

State v. Ardona
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000374
State v. Boyd
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000528
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Wong
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000432
Holcomb v. Ashford
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000605
Knight v. State
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000444
Knight v. State
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000444
Weinberg v. Dickson-Weinberg
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000362
State v. Bristow
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000012
Middleton v. State
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000103
Middleton v. State
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: SWC-16-0000103 (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari). ICA Order Dismissing the Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction, filed 06/09/2016 [ada]. Appellant’s Motion for Reconsideration of Order Dismissing the Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction, filed 06/16/2016. ICA Order Denying the June 16, 2016 Motion for Reconsideration, filed 06/21/2016 [ada]. ICA Order (1) Granting the June 23, 2016 Motion to Strike and (2) Amended Order Denying the June 16, 2016 Motion for Reconsideration, filed 07/05/2016 [ada]. Petitioner’s Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/08/2016. Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-15-0000785
Ke Kailani Partners, LLC v. Ke Kailani Development LLC.
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000758
State v. Scalera.
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001060
LE v. WM
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000871
Bosworth v. Foss Maritime Company
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000315
Cox v. Cox
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000762
State v. Ui
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000402
Enriquez v. Min
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000871
State v. Macaso
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000198
Scott v. Cardoza
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000575
Pouono v. Daiichiya-Loves Bakery, Inc.
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000812
State v. Kim
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000833
State v. Goebel
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000064
State v. Satano
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000379
County of Kauai v. Hanalei River Holdings Limited
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000828
Erum v. Kobayashi
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000550
State v. Ichimura
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000396
Cox v. Cox  
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000762

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a divorce action by Husband against Wife. Husband tendered a settlement offer to Wife, but Wife did not agree to the offer. The case was tried, and the family court ultimately issued a divorce decr...

Kaopua v. Zenger
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000219
State v. Talamoa
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000153
Arthur v. State, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000531
State v. Hilario
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003039
MacDonald v. Cardinal Maintenance Service, Inc.
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000581
State v. Krstoth  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001143

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of murder in the second degree. Before he was sentenced, Defendant filed a motion to withdraw plea, arguing that his plea was not entered knowingly, intelligently, or voluntarily bec...

Ditus v. Court
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000951
Vicente v. Hilo Medical Investors, Ltd.
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000005
Zhang v. State
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0001106
State v. Paris  
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000427

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a furloughee on extended furlough in the community, failed to check in with his case manager. The State charged Appellant with escape in the second degree, in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 710-1021. Section 710...

Schmidt v. Carroll
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000400
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Wooten
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0001333
State v. Godines  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000384

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of operating a vehicle without motor vehicle insurance in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 431:10C-104 and sentenced to a $500 fine. Defendant filed a notice of appeal and requested waiver of her t...

Au v Nishimura.
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000391
State v. Faamama
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000061
Peak Capital Group, LLC v. Perez
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001125
Association of Apartment Owners of Royal Aloha v. Certified Management, Inc.
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000445
Vicente v. Hilo Medical Investors, Ltd.
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000005
Certified Construction, Inc. v. Crawford
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001160
Dacanay v. Sakamoto
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000477
Massey v. State
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001369
In re Thomas H. Gentry Revocable Trust
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000428
State v. Williams
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001285
Boyd v. Haw. State Ethics Comm’n  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000352

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010 and 2012, the Commission issued charges against William Boyd, a charter school employee, for alleged violations of Haw. Rev. Stat. 84-14 that occurred in 2006 and 2007. Boyd filed a motion to dismiss, arguing tha...

Green Party of Hawaii v. Nago  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Green Party of Hawaii and seven registered voters who voted in the 2012 General Elections (collectively, Green Party) filed this action seeking a declaratory judgment that certain methodologies and procedures used by...

Weinberg v. Dickson-Weinberg.
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000362
Vicente v. Hilo Medical Investors, Ltd.
Date: July 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000005
Schoettle v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000491
State v. Gonzalez
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000714
Maddox v. State
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001108
In re Wagner
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000488
In re Nicolle
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000489
Ke Kailani Development, LLC v. Ke Kailani Partners, LLC
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0004290
Association of Apartment Owners of Century Center, Inc. v. An
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000431
Pacific Radiation Oncology, LLC v. The Queen’s Medical Center
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCCQ-15-0000300
In re Marn Family Litigation
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-10-0000181
Brown v. Tanigawa
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000483
State v. Alvarez  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000838

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a routine traffic stop. Defendant was convicted and sentenced for promotion of a dangerous drug in the third degree. Defendant appealed, arguing that the cir...

Hamilton v. Hamilton  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0001498

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband and wife seek review of the ICA's judgment affirming in part and vacating in part the June 2013 Divorce Decree. The court held that the ICA erred in vacating the property division and alimony awards to require a...

Wiesenberg v. Univ. of Hawaii  
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000711

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint and an amended complaint against the University of Hawaii at Manoa that was dismissed without prejudice. Thereafter, Plaintiff moved for leave to file a second amended complaint against the Un...

State v. Lathrop
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-15-0000385
In re Thomas H. Gentry Revocable Trust  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000428

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute revolved around the administration of two trusts established by now-deceased Thomas H. Gentry. When the beneficiaries and co-trustees disputed how the trust assets should be distributed, the parties entered...

Herrmann v. Herrmann  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000060

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Husband and Wife were divorced. Pursuant to the decree, the parties were awarded joint legal custody and shared physical custody of their two children. This case stemmed from a dispute involving the correct inte...

Slavick v. Kaplan
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000452
Arthur v. State, Dep’t of Hawaiian Home Lands  
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000531

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought a wrongful death action against Kamehameha Investment Corporation (KIC), the developer of a hillside area, and Sato and Associates, Inc. and Daniel Miyasato (collectively, Sato), the civil engineer. KI...

State v. Tsujimura
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001302
Ryan v. Herzog
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000595
Ryan v. Herzog
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-00005985
State v. Kim
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000833
U.S. Bank N.A. v. Mattos
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001134
Minton v. Quintal
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000032
State v. Williams
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000696
Bank of America, N.A. v. Reyes-Toledo
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000005
Bank of America, N.A. v. Reyes-Toledo
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-000005
State v. Quiday.
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-13-0004085
State v. Kazanas  
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001011

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of unauthorized entry into motor vehicle in the first degree. Before trial, the State filed a motion to determine the voluntariness of a statement Defendant made to the police. The circuit court g...

Botelho v. Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000443
Waldecker v. O’Scanlon  
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000780

Justia Opinion Summary: When Mother and Father divorced, a settlement agreement incorporated into the divorce decree provided that both parents would have joint physical custody of their child but if either parent moved more than two hundred mi...

Saker v. Saker
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-15-0000007
Waikiki v. State
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000439
Bank of America, N.A. v. Kupahu
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000440
Pacific Radiation Oncology, LLC v. Queen’s Med. Ctr.  
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCCQ-15-0000300

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs - Pacific Radiation Oncology LLC (PRO) and several doctors - sued Queens Medical Center (QMC), which provided radiation oncology therapy services to patients of PRO using equipment and services provided by QMC...

Clement v. State
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000410
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Schwartz
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000169
Peer News LLC v. City & County of Honolulu  
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-14-0000889

Justia Opinion Summary: Civil Beat requested the disciplinary records of twelve Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers who were suspended for various types of misconduct. HPD denied the request in its entirety. Civil Beat then filed a compla...

Castro v. Melchor
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000753
State v. Fischer
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001082
State v. Nakamitsu
Date: June 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001151
State v. Trinque
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001017
Salera v. Caldwell
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000106
Santiago v. Tanaka
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000697
State v. Curtis
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000133
State v. Hilario
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003039
Metcalfe v. State
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000749
Williams v. State
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001287
State v. Nilsawit
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000372
Waikiki v. Ho'omaka Village
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-16-0000011
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Jervis
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-14-0000899
Waikiki v. Loo
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000389
State v. Nakamura
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001162
State v. Manago
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-15-0000367
Yoshii v. State, Univ. of Hawaii  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000383

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a State of Hawaii employee, was injured in an accident on the premises of the University of Hawaii Leward Community College one hour after he ended work for the day. The State denied Plaintiff’s claim for comp...

Gao v. State  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000694

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former employee of the State, Department of the Attorney General, filed a workers’ compensation claim after he was diagnosed with depression and was later terminated. The sole question before the Labor and I...

Santiago v. Tanaka
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000697
Lambert v. Waha  
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001024

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a dispute over title to a parcel of land in Oahu. The ownership interests of Lesieli Teisina (Lesieli) and Peni Teisina (Peni), who held estates in common, were challenged by a co-owner of the prop...

Salera v. Caldwell
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000106
Dela Cruz v. Quemado
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000916
Villanueva v. State
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000408
Salera v. Caldwell  
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-15-0000106

Justia Opinion Summary: The City and County of of Honolulu provided refuse collection services through the use of front-end loader work crews to service 181 multi-unit residential properties and numerous City agencies. After the City decided to...

In re Perovich
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000350
Hyland v. Gonzales
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000053
In the Interest of KP
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000059
District Council 50 of the International Union of Painters v. Colon
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001336
In re Marn Family Litigation
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000574
State v. Bowman  
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005863

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a farmer, was transporting cabbages in the back of his uncovered truck when some of the produce spilled out onto the road. The district court found Defendant guilty of violating Haw. Rev. Stat. 291C-131, which...

Rand v. Rand
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000555
State v. Franco
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000763
Ji v. Gangnes
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000322
Echineque v. State
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCOT-16-0000353
Ji v. Gangnes
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000322
State v. Kony  
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001114

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of sexual assault in the first degree and three counts of sexual assault in the third degree. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that expert test...

State v. Godines
Date: May 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000384
February 2016 Notice of Passing the Hawaii Bar Examination.
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: February2016bar
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Ostendorp
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-15-0000081
Garcia v. Robinson  
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000388

Justia Opinion Summary: After Defendant performed surgery on Plaintiff’s back, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging medical negligence and negligent failure to obtain informed consent. Defendant moved for summary judgment, alleging that he was...

State v. Franco
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000763
Furuya v. Ass’n of Apartment Owners of Pacific Monarch, Inc.  
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-30485

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Clarence Furuya and Lona Furuya, filed the underlying suit against Association of Apartment Owners of Pacific Monarch, Inc. (AOAO) raising issues related to their interests in an apartment unit located at the...

Wiesenberg v. University of Hawaii
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000711
Villanueva v. State
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000408
State v. Fisher  
Date: April 25, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000684

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII), in violation of Haw. Rev. Stat. 291E-61(a)(1) and/or (3). The Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) affirmed the judgment on a...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Castroverde
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000037
Smallwood v. State  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCEC-16-0000330

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Hawaii resident, filed an election contest complaint arguing (1) Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was not qualified to run for President of the United States and, therefore, the Republican Part was guilty of...

State v. Franco  
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000763

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) and read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath test, which resulted in a breath alcohol content reading ab...

State v. Tuia  
Date: April 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000685

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court found Defendant guilty 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 Appeals affirmed. The Supr...

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Billete
Date: April 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000024
RNM v. JMKK
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001051
Leoffler v. State
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001058
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Landry
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-16-0000112
Kawakami v. Kahala Hotel Investors, LLC.
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000594
The Sierra Club v. Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc.
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-13-0000765
Slavick v. Kaplan
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000028
Ortiz v. State
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001136
Williams v. State
Date: April 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001287
Borgman v. Department of Public Safety
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-15-0000873
Rohr v. Crime Victim Compensation Commission
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001109
In re Application of Maui Electric Company, Limited
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000640
State v. Guard  
Date: April 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001072

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII), Defendant was taken to the police station where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath test, whi...

GP v. LP
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-15-0000348
State v. Shimabukuro
Date: March 31, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000386
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Horner
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-15-0000930
Wong v. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.  
Date: March 30, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000703

Justia Opinion Summary: Gene Wong was employed by Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (HAL) as a pilot until he retired. Upon retiring, Wong became eligible to receive medical insurance paid for by HAL. Wong claimed that, as a result of misinformation he r...

State v. Halvorsen
Date: March 29, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000504
State v. Ahokovi
Date: March 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000587
Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Tagupa
Date: March 24, 2016
Docket Number: 26762
State v. Hernane
Date: March 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005212
Ryan v. Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000066
Hyland v. Gonzales
Date: March 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000142
Yamano v. Nishimura
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000088
Tscha v. Thornton
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001097
State v. Gardner  
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002852

Justia Opinion Summary: At a bench trial, Defendant, who was cited for excessive speeding, orally moved to suppress the citing officer’s laser gun reading on the grounds that proper foundation for the gun had not been laid. The district court d...

Ace Quality Farm Products, LLC v. Hahn
Date: March 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000972
State v. Wagner
Date: March 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000056
State v. Bayudan  
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001025

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII), Defendant was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath test, wh...

Green Party of Hawaii v. Nago
Date: March 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001313
Ihara v. State, Department of Land and Natural Resources
Date: March 7, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-120000398
Frederick v. Ayabe
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000047
State v. Shigemura  
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000902

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) Defendant was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath test, whi...

State v. Kernstock  
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001007

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) Defendant was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant subsequently elected to take a bre...

State v. Elberson  
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000023

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for OVUII, Defendant was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. After being informed of the sanctions for refusal, Defendant elected to take a blood test, which resul...

State v. Reilly  
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003479

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for OVUII, Defendant was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a blood test, which resulted in a blood alcohol reading above the legal limit. Defendant filed a motion to suppress th...

State v. Mikawa  
Date: March 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000695

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) Defendant was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. The consent form conveyed a threat of impris...

Frederick v. Ayabe
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-16-0000047
State v. Kiyuna  
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000682

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII). Defendant appealed, arguing (1) his Miranda rights and statutory right to counsel were violated when, after being taken into cu...

Tumaneng v. Tumaneng
Date: March 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000895
State v. Richardson  
Date: March 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000775

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) and was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant chose to take a breath test, which res...

Pflueger, Inc. v. Noguchi & Associates, Inc.
Date: March 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001032
State v. Trinque (Concurring Opinion)
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-12-0001017
State v. Trinque (ICA Opinion)
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: CAAP-12-0001017
Waltrip v. TS Enterprises, Inc. (Order)
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000722
Waltrip v. TS Enterprises, Inc. Concurring Opinion by C.J. Recktenwald, with whom J. Nakayama joins [ada]. ICA s.d.o., filed 08/28/2014 [ada]. Waltrip's Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 10/31/2014. S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 12/05/2014 [ada].
Date: March 1, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000722 Labor and Industrial Appeals Board
State v. Santiago
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000892
State v. Ling  
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000814

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath test, which resulted in a...

State v. Sailola  
Date: February 26, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000002

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath test. Defendant filed a m...

State v. Kam  
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000897

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and operating a vehicle after license and privilege have been suspended or revoked for operating a vehicle under the influence of an...

State v. Hayata  
Date: February 25, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0002551

Justia Opinion Summary: The family court adjudged Defendant guilty of violating an order of protection. Defendant was sentenced to two years’ probation. The start date of Defendant’s trial had been continued numerous times due to court congesti...

State v. Kalua
Date: February 24, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000578
State v. Parker  
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000410

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII). Thereafter, Defendant was taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant decide...

State v. Moniz  
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003064

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and subsequently taken to the police station, where he was read an implied consent form. Defendant elected to take a breath...

Bevill v. Schutte
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000778
Ramos v. Estate of Elsenbach
Date: February 23, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000897
Greer v. Baker  
Date: February 22, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000034

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, the former Chief of the General Medical & Preventative Services Division at the Hawaii Department of Health, filed a tort complaint against the State and Senator Rosalyn Baker, alleging that Baker eliminated h...

Surfrider Foundation v. Zoning Board of Appeals, City and County of Honolulu
Date: February 19, 2016
Docket Number: SCAP-13-0005781
State v. Tui
Date: February 18, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000387
Lincoln v. Land Use Commission, State of Hawaii
Date: February 16, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000456
Fresch v. Kanui
Date: February 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000129
St. Clair v. Department of Public Safety
Date: February 10, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-15-0000939
In re Sullivan
Date: February 9, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-16-0000035
State v. Brown
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000724
State v. McGhee
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001217
Anastasi v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.  
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-30557

Justia Opinion Summary: Lloyd Anastasi loaned $2.4 million to a third party in exchange for a mortgage on a property supposedly owned by that third party. Fidelity Insurance Company insured that the third party had good title, but the warranty...

Estate of Scupholm
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001050
Star v. State
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-15-0000040
State v. Elizares
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000498
State v. Abordo  
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000602

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of operating a vehicle after license and privilege have been suspended or revoked for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) vacated t...

State v. Shimkus  
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000840

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) and taken to the police station. After reading an implied consent form, Defendant elected to take a breath test. Defendant filed...

Trustees of the Estate of Bernice Pauahi Bishop v. Trader
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-15-0000347
State v. Cheek-Enriques  
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005232

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Petitioner appealed the denial of his motion to suppress the results of a breath alcohol test that he took after he was arrested, a...

State v. Lee  
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0005454

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner entered a conditional plea to the charges of habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and of driving while license suspended or revoked. Petitioner subsequently appealed the denial o...

State v. Terasako  
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000606

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Petitioner appealed, arguing that the district court erred in admitting his blood alcohol test results into evidence in violation o...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Collins
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCAD-15-0000709
Cullen v. Heely
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-15-0000952
Grindling v. The Circuit Court of the Second Circuit of the State of Hawaii
Date: January 20, 2016
Docket Number: SCPW-15-0000964
In re Pasquarett
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCPR-15-0000962
Santiago v. Tanaka
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-11-0000697
State v. Murphy  
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000980

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII) Defendant was taken to the police station, where she was read an implied consent form. Defendant chose to take a breath test, whic...

State v. Gladman  
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0003478

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court adjudged Defendant guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII). The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed. On certiorari, Defendant argued that he did not constitu...

State v. Mikawa
Date: January 15, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000695
State v. Balcita
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0001044
State v. Char
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000890
State v. Wagner
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000056
Noel Madamba Contracting, LLC v. Romero
Date: January 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000778
State v. Abdon  
Date: January 12, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000086

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sexual assault in the first degree. Defendant appealed, arguing that the circuit court erred in (1) denying his post-verdict motion for judgment of acquittal on statute of l...

State v. Gomez  
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000642

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of operating a vehicle after license and privilege have been suspended of revoked for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. The intermediate court of appeals (ICA) affirmed,...

State v. Tavares  
Date: January 11, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001086

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant (OVUII). Defendant was subsequently taken to the police station where she read an implied consent form, which conveyed a threat of impri...

State v. Collins
Date: January 7, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000869
State v. Bayudan
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0001025
Kamekona v. Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, Inc.
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-13-0000201
JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Young
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000510
Alvarado v. Alvarado
Date: January 6, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-14-0000990
State v. Subia
Date: January 5, 2016
Docket Number: SCWC-12-0000794
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