L & E Ranch v. Loo

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Electronically Filed Supreme Court SCPW-19-0000096 20-MAR-2019 01:50 PM SCPW-19-0000096 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI#I L & E RANCH LLC, a Hawai#i limited liability company; HUGH JOHN COFLIN; and JANET DAWN STEPHENSON COFLIN, Petitioners, vs. THE HONORABLE RHONDA I.L. LOO, Judge of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, State of Hawai#i, Respondent Judge, and ROMSPEN INVESTMENT CORPORATION, an Ontario corporation; ET AL., Respondents. ORIGINAL PROCEEDING (CAAP-19-0000048; CIVIL NO. 16-1-0470(1)) ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS (By: Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.) Upon consideration of petitioners L & E Ranch LLC, Hugh John Coflin, and Janet Dawn Stephenson Coflin’s petition for writ of mandamus, filed on February 16, 2019, the joinder, filed on February 17, 2019, the respective supporting documents, and the record, it appears that petitioners are not entitled to an extraordinary writ. An appeal is pending in CAAP-19-0000048. At this juncture, petitioners fail to demonstrate that they have a clear and indisputable right to the requested relief from this court or that they lack alternative means to seek relief. See 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). Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition for writ of mandamus is denied. DATED: Honolulu, Hawai#i, March 20, 2019. /s/ Mark E. Recktenwald /s/ Paula A. Nakayama /s/ Sabrina S. McKenna /s/ Richard W. Pollack /s/ Michael D. Wilson 2