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2011 Oral Argument Recordings Archive


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No. SCAP-30420, Thursday, December 15, 2011, 9 am
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PULUMATA`ALA ELI, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. 27580, Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10 am
LILY E. HAMILTON on behalf of AMBER J. LETHEM, a minor, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHRISTY L. LETHEM, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. 28945, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 9 am
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, a municipal corporation of the State of Hawai`i, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellee, vs. JAMES M. SHERMAN, aka James Malcolm Sherman and AKIKO S. SHERMAN, aka Akiko Sakiyama Sherman, as Trustee under that certain unrecorded James M. Sherman and Akiko S. Sherman Revocable Trust dated May 2, 1989, et al., Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, and FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, a Hawa`i non-profit corporation, Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, and JOHN DOE 1-200, et al., Defendants.

No. SCWC-29044 Thursday, December 1, 2011, 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BRANDON M. VALEROS, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-10-0000213 Thursday, December 1, 2011, 10 a.m.
FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAWAII, LTD., Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, and JOSEPH G. TORO, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Intervenor-Appellant, vs. A&B PROPERTIES, INC., Respondent/Defendant/Defendant-Intervenor-Appellee.

No. SCWC-30278 Thursday, December 1, 2011, 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PETER KALANI BAILEY, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. 30397, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 9 a.m.
MAUNA KEA ANAINA HOU; ROYAL ORDER OF KAMEHAMEHA I; SIERRA CLUB, HAWAI`I CHAPTER; KAHEA; AND CLARENCE CHING, Petitioners/Appellants-Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I INSTITUTE OF ASTRONOMY, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees, and BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, Appellee-Appellee.

No. 30139 Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 10 a.m.
ROBERT GRINPAS and ESTHER GRINPAS, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. KAPAA 382, LLC, a Hawaii Limited Liability Company; KULANA PARTNERS, LLC, a Hawaii Limited Liability Company; WILLIAM R. HANCOCK, and DOES 1-10, Defendants-Appellees.

KULANA PARTNERS, LLC, Defendant/Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. WILLIAM R. HANCOCK, Trustee of the Hancock and Company, Inc., Profit sharing Trust, under trust instrument dated 4/3/03, Third-Party Defendant.

No. 30186 Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. HERMAN DECOITE, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-30110 Thursday, October 6, 2011, 9 a.m. *(Amended 6/22/11)
RICHARD NELSON III, KALIKO CHUN, JAMES AKIONA, SR., SHERILYN ADAMS, KELII IOANE, JR., and CHARLES AIPIA (deceased), Respondents/Plaintiffs/Appellants, vs. HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, KAULANA H.R. PARK, in his official capacity as Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, PERRY ARTATES, ALAPAKI NAHALE-A, DONALD S.M. CHANG, STUART HANCHETT, MALIA KAMAKA, FRANCIS LUM, TRISH MORIKAWA, and HENRY K. TANCAYO, in their official capacities as members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Respondents/Defendants/Appellees, and KALBERT K. YOUNG, in his official capacity as the State Director of Finance, and the STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellees

No. SCWC-29792, Thursday, October 6, 2011, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JASON KIESE, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-30500 Thursday, October 6, 2011, 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ORLANDO PECPEC, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-29800, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 9 a.m.
GREGORY KANAHELE, SR.,Individually and as Next Friend of GREGORY KANAHELE, JR., a Minor, and TRISHALYNN KANAHELE, a Minor, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, vs. JAMES HAN, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

No. 30233 Wednesday, Setember 14, 2011, 10 a.m.

GREGORY ALLEN SLINGLUFF, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I; STATE OF HAWAI`I DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; HALAWA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY; DR. PATEL; NURSE MIKE; NURSE BARBARA; DR. ABBRUZZESE; DR. SISAR PADERES, Defendants-Appellants, and DOE NURSES 1-10; DOE DOCTORS 1-10; DOE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS 1-10, AND DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants.

No. 30142 – Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m.

KAREN GOO, et al., Plaintiffs/Counterclaim-Defendants/Appellants/Cross-Appellees v. MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES, et al., Defendants/Cross-Claim Defendants/Appellees/Cross-Appellants.

No. SCWC-27851 Thursday, September 1, 2011, 9 a. m.

ROSEMARIE A. JAYLO, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ALDO M. JAYLO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant (No. 27851). ROSEMARIE AGUIRRE JAYLO, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. ALDO MACAPAL JAYLO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee No. 28049).

No. 29382 Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 9 a.m.
In the Matter of UNITED PUBLIC WORKERS, AFSCME, LOCAL 646, AFL-CIO, Union, Petitioner-Appellant, and NEIL ABERCROMBIE, Governor, State of Hawai`i; HAWAI`I GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, AFSCME, LOCAL 152, AFL-CIO; and PETER B. CARLISLE, Mayor, City & County of Honolulu; UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I PROFESSIONAL ASSEMBLY, and COUNTY OF HAWAI`I (2007-003), Intervenors-Appellees, and HAWAI?I LABOR RELATIONS BOARD, Appellee-Appellee.

No. 29937 Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GLENN KEOHOKAPU, JR., Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-30616 Thursday, August 18, 2011, 9 a.m.
In re Attorney’s Fees of DAVID BETTENCOURT,
Petitioner/Court-Appointed Counsel-Appellant in STATE OF HAWAI?I, Plaintiff, vs. JOSHUA GONDA, Defendant.

No. SCWC-30138 Thursday, August 18, 2011, 10 a.m.
State of Hawaii Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOHN C. VEIKOSO, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-28904 Thursday, August 18, 2011, 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI?I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DANIEL TAYLOR,

No. 30488 Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9 a.m.
INTERNATIONAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INC., Appellant-Appellant, vs. MICHAEL FORMBY, INTERIM DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE OF HAWAI`I; BRIAN SEKIGUCHI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORTS DIVISION; DESIGNEES OF AARON FUJIOKA, ADMINISTRATOR, STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE, STATE OF HAWAII; FORD AUDIO-VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC.; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & CONSUMER AFFAIRS; Appellees-Appellees, JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE GOVERNMENTAL UNITS 1-10; AND DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Appellees.

No. 29851 Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 10 a.m.
FRANCISCO ABADILLA, JR., Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. SANFORD IWATA; JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE ASSOCIATIONS 1-10; DOE JOINT VENTURES 1-10; DOE TRUSTS 1-10 and DOE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 1-10, inclusive, Defendants-Appellees.

Nos. 28948 & 29105 – Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 9 a.m.
CIV. NO. 03-1-2557 PACIFIC LIGHTNET, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee, v. TIME WARNER TELECOM, INC. and TIME WARNER TELECOM OF HAWAI`I,., Defendants-Appellees, Cross-Appellants.

CIV. NO. 05-1-0428 PACIFIC LIGHTNET, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee, v. ALVEN KAMP, TIME WARNER TELECOM OF HAWAII L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, Defendants-Appellees, Cross-Appellants, and JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, or OTHER ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants.

No. 28980, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10 a.m.
DAVID T. LOW, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARIE MINICHINO, Defendant-Appellant

NO. SCWC-28314 and SCWC-28315 Thursday, June 2, 2011, 11 a.m.

SCWC-28314
CHUNG MI AHN, Respondent/Claimant/Appellant/Appellee-Appellee, vs. LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

and SCWC-28315
KEE SUN KIM, Respondent/Claimant/Appellant/Appellee-Appellee, vs. LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

No. SCWC-27897 Thursday, May 19, 2011, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LLOYD PRATT, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant

No. 30369 & No. 30419 Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JAMES H. PFLUEGER,
Defendant-Appellant.

No. 30439 Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EDWIN GUNNER SCHULL, JR., Defendant-Appellant.

No. 28473 Thursday, May 5, 2011, 9 a.m.
MICHELE R. STEIGMAN, Petitioner-Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. OUTRIGGER ENTERPRISES, INC., dba OHANA SURF HOTEL, Respondent-Defendant-Appellee.

No. 29923 Thursday, April 21, 2011, 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CORNELIUS WESLEY DURHAM, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant

No. 30227 – Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LESLIE MICHAEL DABIS, Defendant-Appellant

No. 30295 – Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 11 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`l Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MILES D. JENKINS, JR, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 29994 – Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TALELE MIKA, Defendant-Appellant

No. 30276 – Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3 p.m.
ALOHACARE, Petitioner-Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. GORDON ITO, Insurance Commissioner, Dept. Of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Respondent-Defendant-Appellee, and UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE COMPANY, dba EVERCARE, Respondent-Intervenor-Appellee, and WELLCARE HEALTH INSURANCE OF ARIZONA, INC., dba OHANA HEALTH PLAN, Respondent-Intervenor-Appellee, and DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES, STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent-Intervenor-Appellee. (Agency Appeal)

No. 29994 – Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TALELE MIKA, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 29981 – Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10 a.m.

STATE OF HAWAI?I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DARNELL GRIFFIN, Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-29535 – Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2 p.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROBERT N. TOMINIKO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-28501 – Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11 a.m.
RICHARD MARVIN, III, and AMY MARVIN, individually and as Next Friends of IVY MAE MARVIN, SADIE MARVIN, SAVANNAH MARVIN and ANABELLE MARVIN, minors; WYLIE HURD; NICHOLAS FRED MARVIN, individually and as Next Friend of ALANA MARVIN, minor; AARON MARVIN; BARBARA NELSON; JEFFREY McBRIDE; MARITA ZIMMERMAN, individually and as Next Friend of TEVA DEXTER and LIKO McBRIDE, minors, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. JAMES PFLUEGER, PFLUEGER PROPERTIES; and PILA?A 400, LLC, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants.

JAMES PFLUEGER, PFLUEGER PROPERTIES; and PILA`A 400, LLC, Respondents/Counterclaimants-Appellants, vs. RICHARD MARVIN III; AMY MARVIN; NICHOLAS FRED MARVIN and JEFFREY McBRIDE, Petitioners/Counterclaim-Defendants-Appellees.(Other Non-Vehicle Tort)

No. 28704 – Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 9 a.m.
JONATHAN S. DURRETT, as Next Friend of minor, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. ACT, INC., an Iowa Corp., Defendant-Appellee, and DOES 1-10, Defendant.

No. 29179 – Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 10 a.m.
JOSEPH PAVSEK and IKUYO PAVSEK, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. TODD W. SANDVOLD; JULIANA C. SANDVOLD; KENT SATHER; JOAN SATHER; WAIALUA OCEANVIEW LLC; HAWAII BEACH HOMES, INC.; HAWAII BEACH TRAVEL, INC. and HAWAII ON THE BEACH, INC., Defendants-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10 and DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Defendants.

No. 29790 – Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. TIMOTHY A. WALSH, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant. (Assault in the Second Degree)