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2009 Oral Arguments Recordings Archive


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NO. 28602 – Thursday, December 17, 2009 – 9 a.m.
CV 06-1-0265: UNITE HERE! LOCAL 5; ERIC W. GILL; TODD A. K. MARTIN, Plaintiffs, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, a municipal corporation; KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawaii corporation; DOE DEFENDANTS 1-10, Defendants.
CV 06-1-0867: KEEP THE NORTH SHORE COUNTRY, KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawaii general partnership, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU; HENRY ENG, Director of Department of Planning and Permitting, in his official capacity, KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawaii general partnership, Defendants-Appellees, and 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.
(Declaratory Judgment)

KUILIMA RESORT COMPANY, a Hawaii general partnership, Counterclaim Plaintiff, vs. UNITE HERE LOCAL 5 HAWAII, a Hawaii labor organization; ERIC W. GILL, an individual, Counterclaim Defendants, and UNITE HERE!, a New York labor organization; DOE DEFENDANTS 1-10, Additional Counterclaim Defendants.

NO. 28491 – Thursday, December 17, 2009 – 10 a.m.
PAULETTE KA`ANOHIOKALANI KALEIKINI, Petitioner/Appellant-Appellant, vs. LAURA H. THIELEN, in her official capacity as Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, and the DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees. (Agency Appeal)

NO. 28353 – Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – 9 a.m.
ALBERT PLEUS, et al., Appellants-Appellants, v. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, et al., Appellees-Appellees.

NO. 29063 – Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ROBERT M. MANZANO-HILL, Defendant-Appellee.

NO. 29215 – Thursday, December 3, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. TANYA RAPOZO, aka Tnaya Rapoza, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.
(Ownership or Possession Prohibited of Any Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Convicted of Certain Crimes)

NO. 26784 – Thursday, December 3, 2009 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SHANE MARK, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.
(Attempted Assault in the Second Degree)

NO. 29170 – Thursday, December 3, 2009 – 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSEPH MATTSON, III, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.
(Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree)

NO. 28571 – Thursday, November 19, 2009 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ARTHUR VINHACA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Sexual Assault in the Third Degree)

NO. 29359 – Thursday, November 19, 2009 – 9 a.m.
MARION EVERSON, JAMES DANNENBERG, BILLY SOUTHWOOD, VALERIE YAMADA SOUTHWOOD, DUANE PREBLE and SARAH PREBLE, Appellants-Appellees, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, and BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND, and JAMES WILLIAMS, as the Administrator of the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, Appellees-Appellants. (Agency Appeal)

NO. 28175 – Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 9 a.m.
MAUNALUA BAY BEACH OHANA 28, a Hawai`i Non-Profit Corporation; MAUNALUA BAY BEACH OHANA 29, a Hawai`i Non-Profit Corporation; and MAUNALUA BAY BEACH OHANA 38, a Hawai`i Non-Profit Corporation, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 28283 – Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 10 a.m.
THOMAS E. FRATINARDO and JOSEPH SELF, JR., on behalf of themselves and a class of similarly situated persons, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I, Defendant-Appellant, and JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, DOE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 1-10, and DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants.

NO. 28584 – Thursday, November 5, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ZACHARIAH IAN FITZWATER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.<BR>
(Excessive Speeding)

NO. 28582 – Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 9 a.m.
In the Interest of R.B.

NO. 27707 – Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 10 a.m.
COUNTY OF HAWAI`I, a municipal corporation of the State of Hawai`i, Plaintiff/Counter-Claim Defendant/Appellee/Cross-Appellee, vs. ALA LOOP HOME OWNERS, an unincorporated association; Petitioner/Defendant/Counter-Claimant/Cross-Claimant/Appellee/Cross-Appellant, and WAIOLA WATERS OF LIFE CHARTER SCHOOL, a public school organized under the laws of the State of Hawai`i, Respondent/Defendant/Cross-Claim Defendant/Appellant/Cross-Appellee, and JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; and DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants/Appellees/Cross-Appellees.
ALA LOOP COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, an unincorporated non-profit association, Third-Party Plaintiff/Defendant/Counter-Claimant/Cross-Claimant/Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. LAND USE COMMISSION, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Third-Party Defendant/Appellee/Cross-Appellee.
(Declaratory Judgment)

NO. 28278 – Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 1:30 p.m.
KOGA ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, INC., Petitioner-Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioner-Respondent/Defendant-Appellant. (Contract)

NO. 28950 – Thursday, September 17, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. JON CURTIS ESTABILLIO, JR., Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant. (Attempted Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the First Degree)

NO. 28755 – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RIC PADEKEN, Defendant-Appellant

NO. 29061 – Thursday, September 3, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. SHAYNE EDRALIN, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellee. (Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree)

NO. 28753 – Thursday, September 3, 2009 – 10 a.m.
DAVID T. MOYSA and JANE F. MOYSA, Respondents-Petitioners-Appellees, vs. ERIC L. DAVIES and MIRELLA M. DAVIES, Petitioners-Respondents-Appellants. (Injunction Against Harassment)

NO. 28653 – Thursday, September 3, 2009 – 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. WILLIAM EDWARD WERLE, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant. (Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant)

NO. 29464 – Thursday, August 20, 2009 – 9 a.m.
MICHAEL P. DUPREE, Appellant-Appellee, vs. ROY T. HIRAGA, Clerk of the County of Maui, and SOLOMON P. KAHO`OHALHALA, Appellees-Appellants. (Board of Registration)

NO. 28010 – Wednesday, August 12, 2009 – 9 a.m.
COMMUNICATIONS-PACIFIC, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU; MARY PATRICIA WATERHOUSE, Director of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services and Chief Procurement Officer, in her official capacity; TORU HAMAYASU, Chief Planner, Transportation Planning Division, Department of Transportation Services and Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Transportation Services, in his official capacity, Defendants-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1-5; JANE DOES 1-5; and DOE ENTITIES 1-5, Defendants.

NO. 29078 – Monday, August 10, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ABIYE ASSAYE, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant. (Excessive Speeding)

NO. 28448 – Monday, August 10, 2009 – 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAMES MUNDON, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant. (Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree)

NO. 29059 – Monday, August 10, 2009 – 11 a.m.
COUNTY OF KAUAI, KAUAI COUNTY COUNCIL; BILL “KAIPO” ASING, JAMES KUNANE TOKIOKA, JAY FURFARO, SHAYLENE ISERI-CARVALHO, DARYL W. KANESHIRO, MEL RAPOZO, JOANN A. YUKIMURA, and PETER A. NAKAMURA, in their official capacities, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES, STATE OF HAWAII; and the Director of the Office of Information Practices, in his official capacity, Defendants-Appellants. (Declaratory Judgment)

NO. 27511 – Monday, July 20, 2009 – 1:30 p.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ANGELA STENGER, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 27850 – Monday, July 20, 2009 – 2:30 p.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent-Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MELODIE C. LINE, Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 28641 – Wednesday, July 8, 2009 – 9 a.m.
CIVIL NO. 02-1-0691 KRISTIE TOKUHISA, Court-Appointed Class Representative, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellant, and CYNTHIA ALTMAN and KELLY MULLER, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. CUTTER MANAGEMENT CO.; Et al., Defendants-Appellees, and DOE DEFENDANTS 1-50, Defendants, and CUTTER MANAGEMENT CO.; Et al., Third-Party Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees, v. SAFE-GUARD PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third-Party Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff.

CIVIL NO. 02-1-2915 KRISTIE TOKUHISA, Court-Appointed Class Representative, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellant, and WALTER CALIZO, Et al., Plaintiffs, v. CUTTER MANAGEMENT CO.; Et al., Defendants-Appellees, and DOE DEFENDANTS 1-50, Defendants, and CUTTER MANAGEMENT CO.; Et al., Cross-Claim Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. SAFE-GUARD PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Cross-Claim Defendants-Appellees, and DOE DEFENDANTS 1-50, Cross-Claim Defendants, and SAFE-GUARD PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Cross-Claim Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CUTTER MANAGEMENT CO.; Et al., Cross-Claim Defendants-Appellees.

NO. 27984 – Wednesday, July 8, 2009 – 10:15 a.m.
JAN MICHAEL WEINBERG, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BRENDA IRENE DICKSON-WEINBERG, Defendant-Appellant

NO. 28729 – Wednesday, June 17, 2009 – 10 a.m.
CHARMAINE TAVARES CAMPAIGN, a Candidate Committee organized under (and as defined by) the Hawai?i Election Campaign Contributions And Expenditures Act, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BARBARA U. WONG, in her capacity as the Executive Director of the Campaign Spending Commission of the State of Hawai`i, Defendant-Appellant, QUONG ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., a California limited liability company, Plaintiff/Intervenor-Appellee, vs. BARBARA U. WONG, in her capacity as the Executive Director of the Campaign Spending Commission of the State of Hawai`i, Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 28702 – Thursday, June 4, 2009 – 9 a.m.
THE ESTATE OF ROGER ROXAS; and THE GOLDEN BUDHA CORPORATION, a foreign corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. IMELDA MARCOS, Defendant-Appellant, and FERDINAND MARCOS, Defendants. (Assault & Battery)

NO. 27804 – Thursday, May 07, 2009 – 9 a.m.
SAVE DIAMOND HEAD WATERS, LLC, a Hawaii limited liability corporation; KAPIOLANI PARK PRESERVATION SOCIETY, LLC, a Hawaii limited liability corporation; MIKE BEASON, an individual; and RICHARD K. QUINN, an individual, Appellants-Appellees, vs. HANS HEDEMANN SURF, INC., Appellee-Appellant, and CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, by and through the DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING, Appellee-Appellele, and McINERNY FOUNDATION, a Hawaii corporation; and HOTEL KAIMANA, INC., a Hawaii corporation, Appellees.
(Agency Appeal)

NO. 27695 – Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – 9 a.m.
ALVAREZ FAMILY TRUST; SERGIO S. ALVAREZ and MARGARET J. ALVAREZ, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF THE KAANAPALI ALII; JOHN DOES 1-100; JANE DOES 1-100; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-100; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-100, and DOE ENTITIES 1-100, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.
(Contract; Non-Vehicle Tort; Other Civil Action)

NO. 28583 – Wednesday, April 8, 2009 – 10:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JENARO TORRES,
Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 28899 – Wednesday, April 8, 2009 – 9 a.m.
HAWAII MEDICAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION, Appellant-Appellant, v. BRENT ADAMS; and THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER and THE DIVISION OF INSURANCE, of the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS; STATE OF HAWAI`I, Appellees-Appellees.

NO. 28838 – Thursday, March 19, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL WOODFALL, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.
(Identity Theft in the Second Degree)

NO. 28849 – Thursday, March 5, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DOUGLAS MILLER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.
(Abuse of Family and Household Member)

NO. 27719 – Thursday, February 19, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. MARSHALL HINTON, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee. (Sexual Assault in the Third Degree).

NO. 28230 – Wednesday, February 11, 2009 – 10:15 a.m.
CASE NO. I-02375 STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff- Appellee, vs. CHITO RENO ASUNCION, Defendant-Appellant.

NO. 28768 – Thursday, January 15, 2009 – 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. YVONNE M. McMILLEN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. (Methamphetamine Trafficking in the Second Degree)

NO. 27912 – Wednesday, January 14, 2009 – 9 a.m.
CIVIL NO. 03-1-0305 DAVID GARNER, et al., Plaintiffs/Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. STATE OF HAWAI`I, et al., Defendants/Appellees/Cross-Appellants, and

CIVIL NO. 05-1-0031 ALLAN KLITERNICK, et al., Plaintiffs/Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. PATRICIA HAMAMOTO, in her official capacity as Superintendent of Schools; et al., Defendants/Appellees/Cross-Appellants. (Class Action)

NO. 27429 – Wednesday, January 14, 2009 – 10:15 a.m.
CIVIL NO. 01-1-0508 LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE CO., Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. SENTINEL INSURANCE CO., LTD.,and HARTFORD INSURANCE GROUP,Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellee, and ZASHELL LABRADOR and PEMCO MUTUAL INSURANCE CO., Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, and ELISA TOLFREE, JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, ROE “NON-PROFIT” CORPORATIONS 1-10, and ROE ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants.