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2007 Oral Arguments Recordings Archive


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NO. 28359 – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 9 a.m.
PONO, an unincorporated association; WALTER RITTE, JR.; WAYDE LEE; MATTHEW ADOLPHO and JOSEPH KALIPI, as individuals and members of PONO, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellants, HALONA KAOPU’IKI, Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant-Appellee, vs. MOLOKAI RANCH, LTD., a Hawaii corp., Defendant/Counterclaimant-Appellee, JAMES W. MOZLEY, JR., et al., Defendants-Appellees. (Declaratory Relief)

NO. 27987 – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 10:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Plaintiff Appellee, vs. MICHAEL ARLO PAVICH, Defendant Appellant. (Burglary in the First Degree)

NO. 27855 – Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 9 a.m.
`OHANA PALE KE AO, KOHANAIKI `OHANA, GMO-FREE HAWAI`I, and SIERRA CLUB, HAWAII CHAPTER, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Defendant-Appellant. (Declaratory Judgment)

NO. 28130 – Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 10:15 a.m.
FC-S NO. 03-09383: In the Interest of “A” CHILDREN: N.A., M.A. (1), M.A. (2), and L.A.
FC-S NO. 03-09384: In the Interest of J.A.

SC No. 27714 – Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Appellee, vs. CHARLIE OWENS, Petitioner-Appellant. (Abuse of Family or Household Member)

SC No. 27722 – Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL SPILLNER, Petitioner-Appellant. (Driving Without License/No No-Fault Insurance)

SC No. 27289 – Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Appellee, vs. GUY R. RAYMOND, Petitioner-Appellant. (Attempted Theft in the Second Degree)

SC No. 26096 – Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Appellee, vs. MARIE BELTRAN, Petitioner-Appellant. (Camping without a Permit)

SC No. 28124 – Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 9 a.m.
ALBERT FLORES and DONALD R. RAPOZA, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. THE RAWLINGS COMPANY, LLC, Defendant-Appellant. (Other Civil Action)

SC No. 27321 – Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioner-Appellee, vs. DEBRA JANE ROBERTSON, Respodent-Appellant. (Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree)

SC No. 27129 – Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11 a.m.
FREEDUS W. WILTON, II, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respodent-Appellee. (Post Conviction Relief)

ICA No. 27169 – Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 2 p.m.
HERMINIA BALDONADO; ERNESTO BALDONADO; ARGELINO CANESCO; PAUL NICOLAS; VIRGINIA GARO; ENRIQUETA TAOATOA; LOLITA VALLENTE; JUANA SABUGO; MATHIE GERONIMO; PACITA ROGAS; CONCEPTION ARIOLA; REYNALDO SARMIENTO; BIENVENDIO D. LUMBO; ISRAEL T. CALLO; REYMUNDO G. MIGUEL; RICARDO GARO; MARCELINA GARO; ARNOADO P. ROGAS; SALOME ROGAS; JUANITA SADANG; NARCISCO SADANG, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. THE WAY OF SALVATION CHURCH, Defendant-Appellee, ET AL. (Other Civil)

ICA No. 27487 – Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 3:15 p.m.
CV 04-1-0357: MELVIN T. TANAKA, JAMES WATT, MASAICHI TAKAKI, DEXTER EGDAMIN, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, ROE GOVERNMENTAL UNITS OR ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants-Appellees. CV 04-1-0358: KATSUYA YAMADA, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAI`I; STATE OF HAWAI`I, Defendants-Appellees.

ICA – No. 27840 – Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 9 a.m.
HAWAII INSURERS COUNCIL, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LINDA LINGLE, Governor, State of Hawai`i; GEORGINA K. KAWAMURA, Director of Finance, Department of Budget & Finance; MARK E. RECKTENWALD, Director, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs; J.P. SCHMIDT, Insurance Commissioner, Insurance Division, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Defendants-Appellants. (Declaratory Judgment)

ICA – No. 27996 – Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 10:15 a.m.
RIGHT TO KNOW COMMITTEE, a Hawaii non-profit corp., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, and STATE OF HAWAI`I, Intervenor-As-A-Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellee, vs. CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU; et al, Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees. (Declaratory Judgment)

SC – No. 27407 – Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 9 a.m.
THE SIERRA CLUB, a California non-profit corporation registered to do business in the State of Hawai`i; MAUI TOMORROW, INC., a Hawai`i non-profit corporation; and the KAHULUI HARBOR COALITION, an unincorporated association, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I; RODNEY HARAGA, in his capacity as Director of the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I; BARRY FUKUNAGA, in his capacity as Director of Harbors of the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I and HAWAI`I SUPERFERRY, INC., Defendants-Appellees. (Declaratory Judgment)

SC – No. 27549 – Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Appellee, vs. JAMES MURRAY, Petitioner-Appellant. (Felony Abuse of Family or Household Member)

SC – No. 27025 – Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 10 a.m.
MICHAEL EDWARD COULTER, Petitioner-Petitioner-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Respondent-Appellee. (Post Conviction Relief)

SC – No. 27533 – Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Responent-Appellee, vs. DENISE M. RIVERS, Petitioner-Appellant. (Harassment)

SC – No. 27635 – Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 10 a.m.
CONNIE Y. FONG, Respondent-Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant-Appellee, vs. SEMIN OH and MYUNG OH, Petitioners-Defendants/Cross Claimants-Appellants, and CELIA OLAES BATLE, Respondent-Crossclaim Defendant, and CLIFF ENTERPRISES, INC., DAVID JON TAMURA, ANNE JU TAMURA, RENATO VITO BATLE, MICHAEL TAMURA and DOES 1-100, Respondent-Defendants.
SEMIN OH and MYUNG HUI OH, Petitioner-Third-Party Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. KEITH M. KIUCHI, Respondent-Third-Party Defendant-Appellee. (Contract)

SC – No. 27846 – Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 11 a.m.
JERRY RANCHES and RIZALINA RANCHES, Petitioners-Appellants, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, Respondent-Appellee, JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE NON-PROFIT ENTITIES 1-10; and DOE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants. (Non-Motor Vehicle Tort)

SC – No. 27184 – Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 9 a.m.
GAIL AWAKUNI; JANIS BUSH; DIANE KELLET; MONA STEVENSON; SUE STOCK, NANCY TERUYA and RAYMOND UYENO, for themselves and all other similarly situated employees, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. BOB AWANA; HAROLD DECOSTA; MARK RECKTENWALD; KATHERINE THOMASON; KATHLEEN WATANABE; WILLARD MIYAKE; JOAN LEWIS; GERALD MACHIDA; JOHN RADCLIFFE; DAYTON NAKANELUA; STATE OF HAWAI`I; and JOHN DOES 1-10, Defendants-Appellees. (Other Civil Action)

SC – No. 27286 – Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Responent-Appellee, vs. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Petitioner-Appellant. (Operating Under the Influence)

SC No. 27294 – Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Responent-Appellee, vs. JAMES GEORGE PLICHTA, Petitioner-Appellant. (Unauthorized Entry Into Motor Vehicle)

ICA – No. 27711 – Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHRISTIAN BRADLEY DIAS, Defendant-Appellant. (Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree)

ICA – No. 27940 – Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 10 a.m.
E & J LOUNGE OPERATING COMPANY, INC., a Hawaii corporation, Appellant-Appellee, Cross-Appellee, vs. LIQUOR COMMISSION OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, Appellee-Appellant, Cross-Appellee, and H. JAMES STAHL; TYSON J. THOMAS; RANDI THOMAS; EMILY REED; and BILL MAXWELL, Intervenor-Appellees, Intervenor-Cross-Appellants. (Agency Appeal)

SC – No. 26463 – Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 10 a.m.
STEPHANIE C. STUCKY, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. PAUL R. BROWN, in his official capacity as Interim District Superintendent, Department of Education, State of Hawai`i; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, STATE OF HAWAI`I; ELIZABETH AYSON, individually and in her capacity as Principal, Iao Intermediate School; NOEL KURAYA, in his capacity as an Employee of the Department of Education, State of Hawai`i, Respondents-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES 1-10; and DOE BUSINESS ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants. (Other Civil Action)

SC – No. 26188 – Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9 a.m.
ALTHIA VIDINHA, Respondent-Appellant, and WARREN VIDINHA, CORY VIDINHA, KELLIE ANNE VIDINHA, JOEY VIDINHA, BRANDON VIDINHA and BRITTANY VIDINHA, Respondents-Appellees, vs. THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER, CLYDE T. MIYAKI, M.D., SHARON LAWLER, M.D., JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10 and DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, Petitioners-Appellees. (Medical Malpractice)

SC – No. 27476 – Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. IJEVA MATAVALE, Petitioner-Appellant/Cross-Appellee. (Abuse of Family and Household Member)

SC – No. 27248 – Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10 a.m.
State of Hawai`i, Petitioner-Appellee, vs. Philip Kekuewa, Respondent-Appellant. (Speeding)

SC – No. 27317 – Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 11 a.m.
Dawna C. Zane, Respondent-Appellee, vs. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Petitioner-Appellant. (Declaratory Judgment)