JD v. Poelman

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Electronically Filed Supreme Court SCPW-18-0000570 07-MAY-2019 02:02 PM SCPW-18-0000570 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI#I JD, Petitioner, vs. THE HONORABLE LLOYD POELMAN, Judge of the Family Court of the Second Circuit, State of Hawai#i, Respondent Judge, and DD, Respondent. ORIGINAL PROCEEDING (FC-P NO. 18-1-0070) ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS AND/OR PROHIBITION (By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.) Upon consideration of petitioner JD’s petition for writ of mandamus and/or prohibition, the documents attached thereto and submitted in support thereof, and the record, it appears that, based on the information presented to this court, petitioner is not entitled to the requested extraordinary relief. See HRS § 584-8(e); Kema v. Gaddis, 91 Hawai#i 200, 204, 982 P.2d 334, 338 (1999) (a writ of mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that will not issue unless the petitioner demonstrates a clear and indisputable right to relief and a lack of alternative means to redress adequately the alleged wrong or obtain the requested action; it is meant to restrain a judge of an inferior court from acting beyond or in excess of his or her jurisdiction); Honolulu Adv., Inc. v. Takao, 59 Haw. 237, 241, 580 P.2d 58, 62 (1978) (a writ of prohibition is an extraordinary remedy that is meant to restrain a judge of an inferior court from acting beyond or in excess of his jurisdiction). Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition is denied. DATED: Honolulu, Hawai#i, May 7, 2019. /s/ Mark E. Recktenwald /s/ Paula A. Nakayama /s/ Sabrina S. McKenna /s/ Richard W. Pollack /s/ Michael D. Wilson 2