Hawaii Appellate Court Opinions and Orders
It is the policy of the Supreme Court and Intermediate Court of Appeals that opinions on the merits (published opinions, memorandum opinions, and summary disposition orders) will be posted on the Judiciary website by 2:00 p.m. on the same day they are filed, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
This site includes (1) court opinions designated for publication in West’s Hawaii Reports and West’s Pacific Reporter, (2) memorandum opinions, (3) summary disposition orders, and (4) other final orders that dispose of appeals or original proceedings decided by the Hawaii Supreme Court and the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) that are not confidential. “For Publication” means the disposition is to be published in West’s Hawaii Reports and West’s Pacific Reporter and may be cited as precedent under Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 35. Not for Publication” means the disposition will not be published in the West’s Hawaii Reports and West’s Pacific Reporter and has limited precedential value. Opinions or orders are generally subject to reconsideration under Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 40. Final Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) opinions or orders are subject to review by application for writ of certiorari under Hawaii Revised Statutes § 602_59 and Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 40.1.
Alert: The documents on this site are “as filed” and have not been enhanced or edited for publication. Documents may contain computer generated errors or other deviations from the official slip opinion filed in the Office of the Chief Clerk, Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii. In case of discrepancies, the opinion as filed in the Clerk’s Office controls. A document will not be removed from the web site except upon court order.
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Transcripts that are requested for purposes of appeal and are completed after the record has been transmitted to the appellate clerk, and findings of fact and conclusions of law entered after the record on appeal has been transmitted to the appellate clerk, shall be transmitted by the clerk of the court as a supplemental record without further order of the appellate court. HRAP 11(b)(1). Nevertheless, if the transcripts or findings of fact and conclusions of law are not transmitted, the parties may need to file a motion to supplement the record in order to remind the clerk.