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Date
Ct.
Case Number
Case Name
Appealed From
Reporter Citation
May 4, 2010
ICA
30321 [ADA]

State v. DeMello (Order Granting April 6, 2010 Motion to Dismiss Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction without Prejudice).

District Court, 2nd Circuit
May 4, 2010
S.Ct
30429 [ADA]

Tierney v. Perkins (Order).  S.Ct. Order, filed 05/19/2010 [ada].

Original Proceeding
May 4, 2010
S.Ct
30430 [ADA]

Tierney v. Hara (Order).  S.Ct. Order,
filed 05/19/2010 [ada]. 

Original Proceeding
May 4, 2010
S.Ct
30451 [ADA]

Tierney v. Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Order).  S.Ct. Order,
filed 05/19/2010 [ada].

Original Proceeding
May 3, 2010
ICA
30185 [ADA]

Wahi Ho‘omalu Limited Partnership v. Yee (Order of Correction).  ICA Order Dismissing Appeal, filed 04/15/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
April 29, 2010
ICA
28471 [ADA]

State v. Johnson (s.d.o., vacate, affirmed and remanded).  Concurring Opinion, by J. Nakamura [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 06/16/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/02/2010 [ada].  Dissenting Opinion by J. Acoba, in which J. Nakayama joins [ada].

District Court, 2nd Circuit 123 Haw. 133
April 29, 2010
ICA
29125 [ADA]

State v. Tuua (mem.op., affirmed).  ICA Order of Correction, filed 05/18/2010 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/23/2010.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/29/2010 [ada].  S.Ct. Opinion, filed 04/20/2011 [ada], 125 Haw. 10.

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit 122 Haw. 546
April 29, 2010
ICA
29313 [ADA]

State v. Adachi (Order of Amendment).  ICA s.d.o., 04/27/2010 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/12/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/23/2010 [ada].

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
April 29, 2010
ICA
29500 [ADA]

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

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 122 Haw. 546
April 29, 2010
ICA
29816 [ADA]

Hopkins v. State (s.d.o., affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 133
April 29, 2010
ICA
29832 [ADA]

Hopkins v. State (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 133
April 29, 2010
S.Ct
Feb. 2010 Bar [ADA]

February 2010 Bar Examination Notice of Passing.

April 28, 2010
S.Ct
28617 [ADA]

State
v. Hussein (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).  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. Opinion, filed 04/21/2010 [ada], 122 Haw. 495.  Opinion 
by Moon, C.J., Concurring in Part, and Dissenting in Part, in which
Nakayama, J., joins
[ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
April 28, 2010
ICA
28839 [ADA]

Redemption Bible College v. The International Pentecostal Holiness Church (s.d.o., affirmed).  ICA Order of Correction, filed 05/18/2010 [ada].

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 133
April 28, 2010
ICA
29342 [ADA]

C. Brewer and Company, Limited v. Hawaii Insurance Guaranty Association.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/18/2010.  S.Ct. Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari as Untimely, filed 08/30/2010 [ada], 124 Haw. 170.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 123 Haw. 135
April 28, 2010
ICA
29885 [ADA]

State v. Larsen (s.d.o., vacated and remanded).

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division 130 Haw. 348
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
ICA
28690 [ADA]

Smith v. Pink (Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration).  ICA s.d.o., filed 04/15/2010 [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 27, 2010
ICA
29136 [ADA]

Financial Partners, Ltd. v. Kyouei, LLC (mem.op., vacated and remanded).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/16/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/27/2010 [ada].

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division 122 Haw. 546
April 27, 2010
ICA
29313 [ADA]

State v. Adachi (s.d.o., affirmed).  ICA Order of Amendment, filed 04/29/2010 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/12/2010.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/23/2010 [ada].

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
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
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
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
28873 [ADA]

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

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit 136 Haw. 25
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
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
ICA
30183 [ADA]

Martinez v. Tam (Order Dismissing Appeal).

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

Mikasa v. State (Order). 

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
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 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
29450 [ADA]

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

 

Circuit 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
30134 [ADA]

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

District 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
30177 [ADA]

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

Family Court, 3rd Circuit
April 22, 2010
ICA
30336 [ADA]

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

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
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 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 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
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 19, 2010
S.Ct
30410 [ADA]

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

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