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2008 Oral Arguments Recordings Archive


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NO. 29035 Thursday, December 18, 2008 – 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, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees/Appellees/Cross-Appellants, vs. THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I; BRENNON MORIOKA, in his capacity as Director of the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I; MICHAEL FORMBY, in his capacity as Director of Harbors of the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I,

NO. 29391 – Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 9 a.m.
COLLEEN HANABUSA, individually and in her capacity as SENATE PRESIDENT, and NORMAN SAKAMOTO, individually and in his capacity as Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Petitioners, vs. THE HONORABLE LINDA LINGLE, GOVENOR, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent. (Writ of Mandamus)

NO. 27602 Thursday, November 20, 2008 – 9 a.m.
MERVYN RAPOZO, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BETTER HEARING OF HAWAI`I, LLC, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 27743 – Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – 9 a.m.
GEORGE’S AVIATION SERVICES, INC.; GEORGE HANZAWA; and JENNIFER OKA, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. XL SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellant, and MITCHELL HAYES; and NATALIE HAYES, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of CHEZRAY Y. HAYES, Deceased, Defendants-Appellees. (Declaratory Judgment)

No. 27840 – Thursday, November 6, 2008 – 9 A.M.
HAWAI`I INSURERS COUNCIL, Respondent/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, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants.(Declaratory Judgment)

NO. 26784 – Wednesday, October 8, 2008 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SHANE MARK, Defendant-Appellant.
(Attempted Assault in the Second Degree)

NO. 29354 – Monday, September 22, 2008 – 10 a.m.
TOP RAIL NOW, a nonprofit organization; LET HONOLULU VOTE, a nonprofit organization; LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF HONOLULU, a nonprofit organization; SENSIBLE TRAFFIC ALTERNATIVES & RESOURCES, INC., dba HONOLULUTRAFFIC.COM, a nonprofit organization; PAUL DE GRACIA; PAUL E. SMITH; ROBERT KESSLER, WARREN P. BERRY; JEREMY LAM, M.D.; SCOTT R. WILSON; DENNIS CALLAN; and SAMUEL SLOM, Petitioners-Plaintiffs-Appellants vs. DENISE C. DE COSTA, in her capacity as CITY CLERK OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, Respondent-Defendant-Appellee (Argument on Motion)

NO. 28328 – Wednesday, September 10, 2008 – 10:15 a.m.
DASON UDAC and GWENDOLYN N. UDAC, Trustee for the Alfredo Udac Revocable Living Trust, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, v. TAKATA CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, and HAWAII MOTORS, INC.; JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE ENTITIES 1-10; ROE “NON-PROFIT” CORPORATIONS; and DOE OVERNMENTAL AGENCIES 1-10, Defendants. (Product Liability)

NO. 26995 – Thursday, September 4, 2008 – 9 a.m.
PETER B. CARLISLE, in his official capacity as the Prosecuting Attorney of the City & County of Honolulu, on behalf of the State of Hawai`i, Respondent/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. ONE (1) BOAT, 18.5 FEET WITH FIBERGLASS HULL, BLUE & WHITE IN COLOR, REGISTRATION NO. HA 2709 D, HULL IDENTIFICATION NO. GLA72495M77G, WITH TRAILER, SERIAL NO. 5UD051894HDNWP, AND GAS ENGINE WITH WINCH SYSTEM (ESTIMATED VALUE: $4,000.00); ONE (1) EVINRUDE BRAND OUTBOARD ENGINE, 112 HORSEPOWER, SERIAL NO. G04072044, AND ONE (1) EVINRUDE BRAND OUTBOARD ENGINE, 30 HORSEPOWER, SERIAL NO. G03586474 (ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,000.00); TWO (2) MONOFILAMENT GILL NETS, EACH APPROXIMATELY 1500 FEET IN LENGTH (ESTIMATED VALUE: $3,000.00) (AGGREGATE ESTIMATED VALUE: $8,000.00), Defendant. DANG VAN TRAN and SANG TRAN, Petitioners/Interested Persons-Appellees. (Motor Vehicle Tort)

NO. 27660 – Thursday, September 4, 2008 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ANTHONY KASSEBEER, JR., Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Sexual Assault in the First Degree)

NO. 27177 – Thursday, September 4, 2008 – 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STEVEN REINHART, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Abuse of Family or Household Member)

NO. 28599 – Thursday, August 21, 2008 – 9 a.m.
NUUANU VALLEY ASSOCIATION, a Hawai`i non-profit corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU; HENRY ENG, Director of Department of Planning and Permitting in his official capacity; DAVID TANOUE, Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Permitting in his official capacity, Defendants-Appellees, and LAUMAKA, LLC, Intervenor-Appellee, and JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; and DOE GOVERNMENTAL UNITS 1-10, Defendants
(Motor Vehicle Tort)

NO. 26359 – Thursday, August 21, 2008 – 10:00 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ALFRED J. ROMAN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.
(Abuse of Family and Household Member)

NO. 28075 – Thursday, August 21, 2008 – 11 a.m.
MARGRET GILLAN, and HOWARD KELLER, M.D., Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellant, and JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; ROE ?NON-PROFIT? CORPORATIONS 1-10, and ROE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants.
(Contract)

NO. 27237 – Thursday, August 7, 2008 – 9 a.m.
Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. FREDERIC FUNARI, Defendant-Appellee, and 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-Appellees.

CV 02-1-0470: NANCY HIWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. FREDERIC FUNARI, Defendant/Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellee, and IRENE KATO, Third-Party Defendant-Appellee.
(Motor Vehicle Tort)

NO. 27988 – Thursday, August 7, 2008 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JASON M. LAKMAN, Defendant-Appellant.
(Assault in the Third Degree)

NO. 27581 – Wednesday, July 9, 2008 – 9 a.m.
WILLIAM KAY, JR., Individually and as Special Administrator of the ESTATE OF JEFFREY KAY, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC., Respondent-Appellee.

NO. 28084 – Thursday, June 26, 2008 – 9:00 a.m.
DAPHNE E. BARBEE; FINN T. BARBEE; and RUSTAM A. BARBEE, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER; WILLIAM YARBOROUGH, M.D.; Defendants-Appellees, and BARAK YOUNOSZAI, D.O.; DOE DEFENDANTS 1-10, Defendants.
(Medical Malpractice)

NO. 28236 – Thursday, June 5, 2008 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ANDREW K. KAMANA’O, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Burglary in the First Degree)

NO. 27847 – Thursday, June 5, 2008 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KEVIN POND, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Abuse of Family & Household Member)

NO. 27893 – Thursday, June 5, 2008 – 11 a.m.
BANG JA GUAJARDO and RICHARD GUAJARDO, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, Cross-Appellees, vs. AIG HAWAI’I INSURANCE COMPANY, INC. (Declaratory Relief)

NO. 27329 – Wednesday, May 14, 2008 – 10:15 a.m.
JUANITA ZARAGOZA, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CMS MONITORING, INC., a New York Corporation, Defendant/Cross-Claim Defendant-Appellee, and SOTO’S SAFE & SOUND ALARM CO., Defendant/Cross-Claimant/Cross-Claim Defendant-Appellee, and LOA’A, INC., a Hawaii corporation, Defendant/Cross-Claimant/Cross-Claim Defendant and JOHN DOES 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10 and DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants. (Non-Vehicle Tort)

NO. 27954 – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – 9 a.m
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DAVID H. BAYLY, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Inattention to Driving)

NO. 26369 – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – 10 a.m
LANI CAPUA, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellant, vs.WEYERHAUSER COMPANY, Respondent/Employer-Appellee, Self-Insured. (Labor Board Appeal)

NO. 28602 – Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 9 a.m.
CV 06-1-0265: UNITE HERE! LOCAL 5; ERIC W. GILL; TODD A.K. MARTIN, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU, a municipal corporation; KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawai’i corporation; DOE DEFENDANTS 1-10, Defendants-Appellees.
KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawai’i general partnership, Counterclaim Plaintiff-Appellee, v. UNITE HERE! LOCAL 5 HAWAII, a Hawai’i labor partnership; ERIC W. GILL, an individual, Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees.
KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawai’i general partnership, Counterclaim Plaintiff-Appellee, v. UNITE HERE!, a New York labor organization; DOE DEFENDANTS 1-10, Additional Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees.

and

CV 06-1-0867: KEEP THE NORTH SHORE COUNTRY, a Hawai’i non-profit corporation, and SIERRA CLUB, HAWAI’I CHAPTER, a foreign non-profit corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU; HENRY ENG, Director of Department of Planning and Permitting, in his official capacity, KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawai’i general partnership; JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE ENTITIES 1-10; and DOE GOVERNMENTAL UNITS 1-10, Defendants-Appellees.
(Declaratory Judgment)

NO. 28324 – Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 9 a.m.
CV 03-1-0012: GEORGE KAHO’OHANOHANO, as Next Friend of DASIZ MARIE MORALES-KAHO’OHANOHANO, a minor; JARRET K. KAHO’OHANOHANO, individually.

NO. 27764 – Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 10 a.m. (No longer available)
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Plaintiff Appellee, vs. WILLIAM MAINAAUPO, Defendant Appellant.
(Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle)

NO. 27969 – Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Plaintiff Appellee, vs. MARK K. LOPEZ, Defendant Appellant.
(Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle)

NO. 28079 – Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Plaintiff Appellee, vs. ROBERT MITCHELL, Defendant Appellant.
(Abuse of Family or Household Member)

NO. 28483 – Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. BRIAN JESS, Defendant-Appellee.
(Reserved Question)

NO. 28203 – Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI’I, Plaintiff Appellee, vs. WALTER LEE CUTSINGER, Defendant Appellant. (Burglary in the Second Degree)