Harrison v. Ito

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*** NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN WEST’S HAWAI#I REPORTS AND PACIFIC REPORTER *** Electronically Filed Supreme Court SCWC-12-0000645 22-SEP-2016 08:12 AM SCWC-12-0000645 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI#I HANNAH HARRISON, Respondent/Petitioner/Appellant/Appellant, vs. GORDON I. ITO, INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI#I, Respondent/Respondent/Appellee-Appellee, and EVERCARE, Petitioner/Respondent/Appellee-Appellee. (SCWC-12-0000645; CAAP-12-0000645; CIV. NO. 11-1-2903-11; HER-11-156920) ---------------------------------------------------------------JENIVIE DELOS REYES, FRANKLIN BIDDINGER, FLOYD HAYES, JOHN VILLANUEVA, and TEHINE AVILLA, Respondents/Petitioners/Appellants-Cross-Appellees/Appellants, vs. GORDON I. ITO, INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI#I, Respondent/Respondent/Appellee-Appellee, and *** NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN WEST’S HAWAI#I REPORTS AND PACIFIC REPORTER *** EVERCARE, Petitioner/Respondent/Appellee-Cross-Appellant/Appellee. (SCWC-12-0000646; CAAP-12-0000646; CIV. NO. 11-1-2533; HER-11-156817, 11-156241, 11-156361, 11-156251 & 11-155842) ---------------------------------------------------------------AUDREY DELOS SANTOS, Respondent/Petitioner/Appellant/Appellant, vs. GORDON I. ITO, INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI#I, Respondent/Respondent/Appellee-Appellee, and EVERCARE, Petitioner/Respondent/Appellee-Appellee. (SCWC-12-0000647; CAAP-12-0000647; CIV. NO. 11-1-2542-10; HER-10-154685) CERTIORARI TO THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER (By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.) Petitioner/Respondent-Appellee-Cross-Appellant/Appellee UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company formerly doing business as Evercare (UnitedHealthcare) applies for writ of certiorari, challenging the Intermediate Court of Appeals’s (ICA) August 19, 2015 Judgment issued pursuant to its June 30, 2015 Memorandum Opinion and August 19, 2015 Order of Correction. The ICA vacated final judgments of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit 2 *** NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN WEST’S HAWAI#I REPORTS AND PACIFIC REPORTER *** (circuit court) that were entered on June 20, 2012 in Civil No. 11-1-2903-11, Civil No. 11-1-2542-10, and Civil No. 11-1-2533-10. Upon consideration of UnitedHealthcare’s appeal, the specific facts of these cases, together with all submissions in support thereof, we conclude that the circuit court had subject matter jurisdiction over each of the consolidated cases. The ICA’s judgment vacating the circuit court’s judgments is affirmed.1 DATED: Honolulu, Hawai#i, September 22, 2016. Dianne Winter Brookins and Morgan Early for petitioner /s/ Mark E. Recktenwald Rafael G. Del Castillo for respondents /s/ Sabrina S. McKenna /s/ Paula A. Nakayama /s/ Richard W. Pollack /s/ Michael D. Wilson 1 Although we affirm the ICA’s disposition in this case, we do not endorse the ICA’s interpretation of Hawai#i Management Alliance Association v. Insurance Commissioner, 106 Hawai#i 21, 100 P.3d 952 (2004). 3