Ke Kailani Partners, LLC v. Ke Kailani Development LLC.

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Electronically Filed Supreme Court SCWC-12-0000758 06-SEP-2016 12:54 PM SCWC-12-0000758 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI I KE KAILANI PARTNERS, LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company; Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KE KAILANI DEVELOPMENT LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company and MICHAEL J. FUCHS, Individually, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants, and DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, REAL PROPERTY DIVISION, COUNTY OF HAWAII; KE KAILANI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; THE ASSOCIATION OF VILLA OWNERS OF KE KAILANI; MAUNA LANI RESORT ASSOCIATION, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees. ---------------------------------------------------------------KE KAILANI DEVELOPMENT LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company and MICHAEL J. FUCHS, individually, Respondents/Counterclaimants-Appellants, vs. BANK OF HAWAII, as agent for itself and for CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK and FINANCE FACTORS, LIMITED; BANK OF HAWAII; CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK; FINANCE FACTORS, LIMITED, Respondents/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees. ---------------------------------------------------------------- KE KAILANI DEVELOPMENT LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company and MICHAEL J. FUCHS, individually, Respondents/Third-Party Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. MARY MILES MORRISON, Trustee under the Mary Miles Morrison Trust dated October 2, 1986, Respondent/Third-Party Defendant-Appellee, and ASSOCIATION OF VILLA OWNERS OF KE KAILANI; KE KAILANI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; BENJAMIN R. JACOBSON; ROBERT BATINOVICH; STEPHEN B. and SUSAN L. METTER; HARRY and BRENDA MITTELMAN; UTALY, LLC; GORDON E. and BETTY I. MOORE, Trustees; ROY and ROSANN TANAKA; MICHAEL G. and LINDA E. MUHONEN; MICHAEL O. HALE; BARRY and CAROLYN SHAMES, Trustees; KATONAH DEVELOPMENT LLC; DAVID R. and HE GIN RUCH; NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION; BANK OF HAWAII, as agent for itself and for CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK and FINANCE FACTORS, LIMITED; BANK OF HAWAII; CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK; FINANCE FACTORS,LIMITED; DISPUTE PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION, Respondents/Third-Party Nominal Defendants-Appellees. ---------------------------------------------------------------KE KAILANI DEVELOPMENT LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company and MICHAEL J. FUCHS, individually, Respondents/Fourth-Party Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. MARY MILES MORRISON, Trustee; BENJAMIN R. JACOBSON; NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION; BANK OF HAWAII, as agent for itself and for CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK and FINANCE FACTORS, LIMITED; BANK OF HAWAII; CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK; FINANCE FACTORS, LIMITED, Respondents/Fourth-Party Defendants-Appellees, and ASSOCIATION OF VILLA OWNERS OF KE KAILANI; KE KAILANI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; BENJAMIN R. JACOBSON; STEPHEN B. and SUSAN L. METTER; HARRY and BRENDA MITTELMAN; UTALY, LLC; GORDON E. and BETTY I. MOORE, Trustees; ROY and ROSANN TANAKA; MICHAEL G. and LINDA E. MUHONEN; MICHAEL O. HALE; BARRY and CAROLYN SHAMES, 2 Trustees; KATONAH DEVELOPMENT LLC; DAVID R. and HE GIN RUCH, Respondents/Fourth-Party Nominal Defendants-Appellees. CERTIORARI TO THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS (CAAP 12-0000070; CAAP-12-0000758; CIVIL NO. 09-1-2523-10) ORDER REJECTING APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI (By: Nakayama, Acting C.J., McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ., and Circuit Judge Kim, in place of Recktenwald, C.J., recused) Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants Ke Kailani Development LLC and Michael J. Fuchs’ application for writ of certiorari filed on July 25, 2016, is hereby rejected. Further, the ICA properly concluded that it lacked appellate jurisdiction over the “July 30, 2012 Order Denying Ke Kailani Development, LLC and Michael J. Fuchs’ Motion Based upon Newly Discovered Evidence to Disqualify the Honorable Bert I. Ayabe from All Proceedings in Civil No. 09-1-2523-10, Filed June 21, 2012.” Accordingly, CAAP-12-0000758 is dismissed for lack of appellate jurisdiction. DATED: Honolulu, Hawai i, September 6, 2016. /s/ Paula A. Nakayama /s/ Sabrina S. McKenna /s/ Richard W. Pollack /s/ Michael D. Wilson /s/ Glenn J. Kim 3