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Date
Ct.
Case Number
Case Name
Appealed From
Reporter Citation
April 27, 2010
ICA
28010 [ADA]

Communications-Pacific,
Inc. v. City and County
of Honolulu (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA Opinion, filed 11/30/2009 [pdf], 121 Haw. 527.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed
03/17/2010.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 27, 2010
S.Ct
29354 [ADA]

Stop Rail Now v. De Costa (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA Order, filed 09/23/2008.  ICA
Order
of Amendment for Publication
, filed 10/02/2008 [pdf].  ICA
Amended Order of the Court Denying Appellants’ Emergency Motion for
Preliminary
Injunction by J. Leonard
, filed 10/02/2008 [pdf], 120 Haw. 238.  ICA Opinion, filed 12/30/2009 [pdf], 122 Haw. 217.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/19/2010.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 26, 2010
ICA
28873 [ADA]

Jones v. Carroll (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit 136 Haw. 25
April 26, 2010
ICA
28493 [ADA]

Perry v. The AES Corporation (s.d.o., affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/15/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/26/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 26, 2010
ICA
30228 [ADA]

Mikasa v. State (Order). 

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 26, 2010
ICA
30183 [ADA]

Martinez v. Tam (Order Dismissing Appeal).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 26, 2010
ICA
29932 [ADA]

Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. v. Nalua‘i (Order Denying March 1, 2010 Motion to Dismiss Appeal).

District Court, 1st Circuit
April 26, 2010
S.Ct
28294 [ADA]

In re N.C. (Order of Correction).  S.Ct. Opinion, filed 04/19/2010 [ada], 123
Haw. 184.  Dissenting Opinion
by J. Recktenwald with whom J. Nakayama joins, [ada].  ICA
s.d.o.
,
filed 06/26/2009 [pdf],
120 Haw. 418.  Application for
Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/27/2009.  S.Ct.
Order
Dismissing
Application for Writ of Certiorari
, filed 08/04/2009 [pdf]. 
Application
for Writ of Certiorari, filed 11/05/2009. 
S.Ct.
Order
Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari Without Prejudice
,
filed 12/09/2009 [pdf],
122 Haw. 1. 
Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 01/25/2010.  S.Ct.Order
Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari
filed 03/04/2010 [ada]. 

Family Court, 3rd Circuit
April 26, 2010
S.Ct
29427 [ADA]

Barnett v. State (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari). ICA s.d.o., filed 11/25/2009.  ICA
Order
Vacating 11/25/2009 s.d.o.
, filed 11/30/2009 [pdf].  New
s.d.o.
, filed 11/30/2009 [pdf], 121 Haw. 472.  Application for Writ of
Certiorari, filed 03/18/2010.

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 26, 2010
S.Ct
30409 [ADA]

Johnson v. Murakami (Order Granting Petition for Writ of Mandamus)

Original Proceeding
April 22, 2010
ICA
28562 [ADA]

Styke v. Sotelo (Order of Correction).  ICA Opinion, filed 03/31/2010 [ada], 122 Haw. 485.

Family Court, 2nd Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
30336 [ADA]

State v. Pattioay (Order Granting Defendant-Appellant’s Motion to Dismiss Appeal).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
30177 [ADA]

Marks v. Todd (Order Dismissing Appeal Pursuant to HRAP Rule 30).

Family Court, 3rd Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
30149 [ADA]

State v. Tuivailala (Order Dismissing Appeal Pursuant to HRAP Rule 30).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
30134 [ADA]

Taniguchi and Associates v. Hinton (Order Dismissing Appeal Pursuant to HRAP Rule 34).

District Court, 3rd Circuit
April 22, 2010
S.Ct
29517 [ADA]

In re Adoption of Male Child, born on July 25, 2004 (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA s.d.o., filed 12/14/2009 [pdf].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed
03/17/2010.  

Family Court, 3rd Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
29450 [ADA]

Kaohu v. State (Order Dismissing Appeal Pursuant to HRAP Rule 30).

 

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
28393 [ADA]

State v. Iseke (s.d.o., affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/16/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/29/2010 [ada].

Family Court, 1st Circuit
April 21, 2010
ICA
29842 [ADA]

State v. Jackson (mem.op., affirmed and remanded).  Dissenting Opinion by J. Nakamura [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 06/07/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/22/2010 [ada].  Dissenting Opinion by J. Recktenwald [ada].

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit 130 Haw. 346
April 21, 2010
ICA
28576 [ADA]

Jabali v. City and County of Honolulu (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 21, 2010
S.Ct
28617 [ADA]

State
v. Hussein.   Opinion  by Moon, C.J., Concurring in Part, and Dissenting in Part, in which Nakayama, J. joins [ada].  ICA s.d.o., filed 12/22/2008 [pdf], 119 Haw. 335.  S.Ct. Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari
Without
Prejudice
, filed 02/06/2009 [pdf].  Resubmitted
Application for Writ of
Certiorari, filed 03/04/2009.  S.Ct.
Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari
, filed 04/17/2009 [pdf].   S.Ct.
Order of Correction to the Opinion by Moon, C.J.,  Concurring in
Part and
Dissenting in Part, in which Nakayama, J. joins, filed 04/21/2010
,
filed
04/28/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 122 Haw. 495
April 20, 2010
ICA
29133 [ADA]

State v. Palisbo (mem. op., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 122 Haw. 546
April 19, 2010
S.Ct
28294 [ADA]

In re N.C.  Dissenting Opinion by J. Recktenwald with whom J. Nakayama joins, [ada].  ICA
s.d.o.
,
filed 06/26/2009 [pdf],
120 Haw. 418.  Application for
Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/27/2009.  S.Ct. Order
Dismissing
Application for Writ of Certiorari
, filed 08/04/2009 [pdf]. 
Application
for Writ of Certiorari, filed 11/05/2009. 
S.Ct.
Order
Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari Without Prejudice
,
filed 12/09/2009 [pdf],
122 Haw. 1. 
Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 01/25/2010.  S.Ct.Order
Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari
filed 03/04/2010 [ada].  S.Ct. Order of Correction, filed 04/26/2010 [ada].

Family Court, 3rd Circuit 123 Haw. 184
April 19, 2010
S.Ct
30410 [ADA]

Eline v. Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii (Order).

Original Proceeding
April 19, 2010
S.Ct
30379 [ADA]

White v. Supreme Court of New Jersey (Order).  S.Ct. Order, filed 03/23/2010 [ada].  S.Ct. Order, filed 07/02/2010 [ada].

Original Proceeding
April 19, 2010
S.Ct
30395 [ADA]

Hanson v. Chang (Order).  S.Ct. Order, filed 04/05/2010 [ada].

Original Proceeding
April 16, 2010
ICA
30015 [ADA]

In re TW (s.d.o., affirmed).

Family Court, 1st Circuit
April 16, 2010
ICA
30032 [ADA]

In re M.A. and H.W. (s.d.o., vacated and remanded).

Family Court, 2nd Circuit
April 16, 2010
ICA
30305 [ADA]

State v. Devenot (Order Dismissing Appeal).

Family Court, 3rd Circuit
April 15, 2010
ICA
28392 [ADA]

Young v. Lee (s.d.o., vacated, remanded and affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/24/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 10/04/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 5th Circuit
April 15, 2010
ICA
28690 [ADA]

Smith v. Pink (s.d.o., affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded).  ICA Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, filed 04/27/2010 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/24/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 10/07/2010 [ada].

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
April 15, 2010
ICA
30185 [ADA]

Wahi Ho‘omalu Limited Partnership v. Yee (Order Dismissing Appeal).  ICA Order of Correction, filed 05/03/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 15, 2010
ICA
30193 [ADA]

International Display Systems, Inc. v. Morioka (Order Dismissing Appeal).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 14, 2010
ICA
28395 [ADA]

Miyashiro v. Roehrig, Roehrig, Wilson & Hara (Order
Denying Defendant’s-Appellees Roehrig, Roehrig, Wilson and Hara, Glenn
Hara and Stanley H. Roehrig’s Motion for Reconsideration of Opinion).  ICA Opinion, filed 03/23/2010 [ada], 122 Haw. 461.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 06/07/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/20/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
April 14, 2010
ICA
28928 [ADA]

Cvitanovich-Dubie v. Dubie (Order of Correction).  ICA Opinion, filed 04/12/2010 [ada]. 123
Haw. 266.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/29/2010.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/10/2010 [ada].  S.Ct. Opinion, filed 06/22/2011 [ada], 125 Haw. 128.  Concurring and Dissenting Opinion by J. Acoba [ada].

Family Court, 1st Circuit
April 14, 2010
S.Ct
29711 [ADA]

In re Tax Appeal of Mahler v. County of Hawaii, Real Property Tax Division (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA mem.op., filed 12/17/2009 [ada], 121 Haw. 541. 
ICA
Order Denying Appellants’ Motion for Reconsideration of this Court’s
Memorandum Opinion of December 17, 2009
, filed 01/11/2010, 122
Haw.
200.  ICA
Order
Denying Appellant’s Petition for Rehearing En Banc
, filed
01/22/2010.  Application for Writ of
Certiorari, filed 03/11/2010.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/19/2010.  S.Ct. Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari and Denying Requests for Reconsideration and “Motion for Order to Permit Petitioners’ to Submit Four Indiviudal Separate Application for Writ of Certiorari”, filed 05/12/2010 [ada].

Tax Court Appeal
April 13, 2010
S.Ct
29989 [ADA]

Bennett v. De Giacomo (Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA Order Granting November 3, 2009 Motion to Dismiss
Appeal for
Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction
, filed 12/11/2009 [ada].   Consolidated with No. 29989.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed
03/22/2010. 

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 12, 2010
ICA
28928 [ADA]

Cvitanovich-Dubie v. Dubie.  ICA Order of Correction, filed 04/14/2010 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/29/2010.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/10/2010 [ada]. S.Ct. Opinion, filed 06/22/2011 [ada], 125 Haw. 128.  Concurring and Dissenting Opinion by J. Acoba [ada].

Family Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 266
April 12, 2010
S.Ct
28823 [ADA]

State v. Moses (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA s.d.o., filed 11/10/2009 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/02/2010.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 12, 2010
S.Ct
29653 [ADA]

Aquila v. Davies (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA s.d.o., filed 01/25/2010 [ada].  ICA
Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration
, filed 02/09/2010 [ada],
122 Haw. 200.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/02/2010.

District Court, 1st Circuit, Waialua Division 122 Haw. 59
April 12, 2010
S.Ct
29429 [ADA]

State v. Thornton (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA Opinion, filed 12/01/2009 [ada], 121 Haw. 533.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/15/2010.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 9, 2010
ICA
29864 [ADA]

State v. Wright (s.d.o., reversed)

District Court, 2nd Circuit, Wailuku Division
April 9, 2010
S.Ct
30057 [ADA]

American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. v. Yeung (Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, Vacating Order Dismissing Appeal, and Remanding Appeal to the Intermediate Court of Appeals).  Order Dismissing Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction, filed 01/13/2010 [ada]. Motion for Reconsideration, filed 02/25/2010.  ICA Order
Denying February 25, 2010 HRAP Rule 40 Motion for Reconsideration
, filed 03/04/2010 [ada], 122 Haw. 351. 
Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/09/2010. Request for Reconsideration of Defendant-Appellant’s Motion filed on Feb. 7, 2011, filed 02/18/2011.  ICA Order Denying Defendant-Appellant’s Motion filed February 18, 2011, filed 02/22/2011 [ada].  ICA s.d.o., filed 02/23/2011 [ada], 125 Haw. 244.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 06/06/2011.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 07/07/2011 [ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 8, 2010
ICA
29839 [ADA]

State v. Kapahua (s.d.o., vacated and remanded in part and affirmed in part).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 05/06/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 06/02/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 8, 2010
ICA
29307 [ADA]

State v. Grindling (Order Denying Defendant-Appellant’s Motion to Reconsider Summary Disposition Order).  ICA
Order
,
filed 07/22/2009 [pdf].  ICA
Order Denying Without Prejudice Ex Parte Motion to Clarify Order of
July 14,
2009
, filed 07/22/2009 [pdf].  S.Ct. Order Dismissing Application for Writ of
Certiorari
,
filed 08/27/2009 [pdf].  ICA s.d.o., filed 03/19/2010 [ada], 122 Haw. 352.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 05/03/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 06/08/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 8, 2010
S.Ct
30151 [ADA]

Nordic Construction Co., Ltd. v. Maui Beach Resort Limited Partnership (Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari and Affirming Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction).  ICA Order Granting January 11, 2010 Motion to Dismiss
Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction
, filed 03/04/2010 [ada].  Application for Writ of
Certiorari, filed 03/09/2010.  S.Ct. Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, filed 05/04/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 8, 2010
S.Ct
28602 [ADA]

Unite Here! Local 5 v. City and County of Honolulu.  Concurring Opinion by J. Acoba [ada].  ICA Opinion, filed 05/22/2009 [pdf], 120 Haw. 457.  Dissenting
Opinion
by J. Nakamura [pdf].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/08/2009.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 10/13/2009 [pdf].  S.Ct. Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, filed 07/20/2010 [ada], 124 Haw. 171.  Dissenting Opinion by J. Acoba [ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 150
April 7, 2010
S.Ct
27984 [ADA]

Weinberg v. Weinberg.  ICA Opinion, filed 10/14/2009 [pdf], 121 Haw. 401.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 02/08/2010.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/19/2010 [ada].

Family Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 68
April 7, 2010
S.Ct
30394 [ADA]

Vidal v. Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (Order).  S.Ct. Order, filed 03/31/2010 [ada].

Original Proceeding
April 7, 2010
S.Ct
29942 [ADA]

Apana v. TIG Insurance Company (Order of Dismissal).

Certified Question From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit