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2015 Oral Arguments Recordings Archive


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No. SCWC-12-0000703, Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
KARL ROBERT BRUTSCH, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. CELIA KAY BRUTSCH, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

No. SCWC-12-0001121, Thursday, December 17, 2015, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RAYMOND S. DAVIS, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0000388, Thursday, December 10, 2015, 10 a.m.
EDWIN GARCIA, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. BERNARD ROBINSON, M.D., Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-15-0000034 Thursday, December 3, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
MARK H. K. GREER, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROSALYN H. BAKER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant, and STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. CAAP-12-0000582, Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 9 a.m.
KEIKO MOKIAO, Claimant-Appellee, vs. ATTRACTIONS HAWAII, Employer-Appellant, and HAWAII EMPLOYERS’ MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., Insurance Carrier-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000477, Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. UBALDO A. CRUZ, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-11-0000812, Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10 a.m. (Amended 09/23/15)
CHARLES P. POUONO, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellee/Appellant, vs. DAIICHIYA-LOVES BAKERY, INC., and TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY COMPANY OF AMERICA, Respondents/Employer/Insurance Carrier-Appellants/Appellees.

CAAP-13-0000015 -(Consolidated with CAAP-12-0001123), Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 9 a.m.
KAUAI POLICE COMMISSION, by its COMMISSIONERS ERNEST KANEKOA, JR., CHAIR, JAMES O’CONNOR, VICE-CHAIR, CHARLES IONA, BRADLEY CHIBA, RANDALL FRANCISCO, ALFRED NEBRE, JR., DONALD OKAMI, SR., in their official capacities, Plaintiffs- Appellants, vs. BERNARD P. CARVALHO, JR., in his official capacity as the Mayor of the County of Kauai, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0000061, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10 a.m. (Amended 08/24/15)
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PATRICK DEGUAIR, JR., Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-14-0000358, Thursday, October 1, 2015 , 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROYCE C. GOUVEIA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0004373, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 11:15 a.m. (Amended 09/08/15)
C.M.T., Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. D.L.T., Respondent/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000838, Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ELUJINO V. ALVAREZ, III, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-14-0000873, Thursday, August 27, 2015 , 8:45 a.m.
MAUNA KEA ANAINA HOU, CLARENCE KUKAUAKAHI CHING, FLORES-CASE `OHANA, DEBORAH J. WARD, PAUL K. NEVES, and KAHEA: THE HAWAIIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE, a domestic non profit corporation, Petitioners/Appellants Appellants, vs. BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAI`I, SUZANNE CASE, in her official capacity as Chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, and UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT HILO, Respondents/Appellees Appellees.

No. SCWC-13-0000118, Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. WILLIAM E. BARRIOS, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-12-0000402, Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9 a.m.
CIRILO POGOSO, Plaintiff Appellant, vs. JEFF SARAE and CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, Defendants Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1 10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS, CORPORATIONS and/or OTHER ENTITIES 1 10, Defendants.

No. SCWC-12-0000867, Tuesday, July 7, 8:45 a.m.
KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LEIGH MATSUYOSHI, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0002894, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 08:45 a.m.

STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAYSON AULD, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-14-0000355, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. WILLIAM MCDONNELL, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0003062, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROBERT TETU, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-13-0002266, Thursday, June 25, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
THE SIERRA CLUB and SENATOR CLAYTON HEE, Petitioners/Appellants-Appellants, vs. D.R. HORTON-SCHULER HOMES, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, d.b.a. D.R. HORTON-SCHULER DIVISION; THE LAND USE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I; OFFICE OF PLANNING, STATE OF HAWAI`I; DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-30557, Thursday, June 25, 2015, 10 a.m.
LLOYD R. ANASTASI, Petitioner and Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Respondent and Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000780, Thursday, June 25, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
ANASTASIA Y. WALDECKER, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. JOHN O’SCANLON, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee.

No. SCAP-14-0000889, Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
PEER NEWS LLC, dba Civil Beat, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU and HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees, and STATE OF HAWAII ORGANIZATION OF POLICE OFFICERS, Respondent/Intervenor-Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-13-0005234 (Consolidated with SCAP-14-0000772) Thursday, June 18, 2015, 10 a.m.
RUSSELL L. HUNGATE, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID B. ROSEN, A LAW CORPORATION, DAVID B. ROSEN, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, and DOE DEFENDANTS 1-50, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellees.

Nos. SCWC-13-0002977, SCWC-13-0002610 AND SCWC-14-0000556, Thursday, June 18, 2015, 11:15 A.M.
GERALD K. MOUNT, JR. and JANE R. MOUNT,Respondents/Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants/Appellees, vs. MARGARET APAO, Petitioner/Defendant/Appellant, and DIRK APAO as Co-Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF ROSE MARIE ALVARO, deceased, Petitioner/Defendant/Counter-claim Plaintiff/Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellant, and SESHA LOVELACE, as Co-Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF ROSE MARIE ALVARO, deceased, Respondent/Defendant/Cross-Claim Defendant/Appellee, and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES 2005-SC1, Respondent/Third-Party Defendant/Cross-Claim Plaintiff/Appellee.

(Amended 03/16/15)
No. SCWC-13-0001498, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12 p.m.
DORINDA HAMILTON, Petitioner and Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. DAVID HAMILTON, Petitioner and Respondent/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

No. SCAP-13-0000765 Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
THE SIERRA CLUB and SENATOR CLAYTON HEE, Petitioners/Appellants-Appellants, vs. CASTLE & COOKE HOMES HAWAII INC.; THE LAND USE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I; OFFICE OF PLANNING, STATE OF HAWAI`I; DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-12-0000109, Thursday, May 21, 2015 – 10 a.m.
THE STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PETER DAVID, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-11-0000697, Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
LOUIS ROBERT SANTIAGO, as Trustee of the Louis Robert Santiago Revocable Living Trust dated November 17, 1999, as amended, and YONG HWAN SANTIAGO, as Trustee of the Yong Shimabukuro Revocable Living Trust dated July 25, 1996, as amended, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. RUTH TANAKA, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000115, Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSEPH VAIMILI, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0001011, Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GREGORY A. KAZANAS, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0000428, Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
In the Matter of the THOMAS H. GENTRY REVOCABLE TRUST

CAAP-11-0000999, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:30 P.M.
SAINGOEN DAVIS, Plaintiff-Appellant/ Cross-Appellee v. GARY W. VANCIL, MARK VAN PERNIS and VAN PERNIS-VANCIL, a Law Corporation, Defendants-Appellees/ Cross-Appellants, and NICHOLLE DAVIS, Defendant

(Amended 02/12/15)
No. SCWC-11-0001106, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8:45 a.m.

JULIANA J. ZHANG, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, Respondent/Employer-Appellee, Self-Insured.

No. SCWC-11-0001019, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10 a.m.
BENJAMIN N. PULAWA, III, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellant, vs. OAHU CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD., Respondent/Employer-Appellee, and SEABRIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY, Respondent/Insurance Carrier-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0000086, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JUNE-JUNE MAS ABDON, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-10-0000077, Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
In the Matter of the Grievance Arbitration Between STATE OF HAWAII ORGANIZATION OF POLICE OFFICERS (SHOPO), exclusive representative for Bargaining Unit 12, Police, on behalf of SHELLY L. RODRIGUES, JAMES A. RODRIGUEZ, and SHANE Y. SOKEI, Respondents/Grievants-Appellants, and COUNTY OF KAUAI, and KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT, Petitioners/Employers-Appellees.

No. CAAP-12-0000434, Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Plaintiff-Appellant vs. KUI PALAMA, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0002469, Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SUSAN CHIN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0003065, Thursday, April 2, 2015, 08:45 a.m.

KILAKILA `O HALEAKALÂ, Petitioner/Appellant-Appellant, vs. BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, WILLIAM AILA, Jr., in his official capacity as Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, and UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-11-0000573, Thursday, April 2, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioner and Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. PATRICK W. DEGUAIR, JR., Respondent and Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, and ARYSS DAYNE K. KAMAI, Respondent/Defendant.

No. CAAP-12-0000025, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
GORAN PLEHO, LLC, a Hawai`i Limited Liability Company (dba Resorts Limousine Services), and GORAN PLEHO, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim-Defendants/Cross-Claim Plaintiffs/Appellants/ Cross-Appellees, and ANA MARIA PLEHO, Plaintiff/Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. DRAGAN RNIC, Defendant/Counterclaim-Plaintiff/Cross-Claim Plaintiff/Cross-Claim Defendant/Appellee/Cross-Appellee, and DAVID W. LACY, LACY AND JACKSON, LLLC, a Hawai`i Limited Liability Law Company, Defendants/Counterclaim-Plaintiffs/Cross-Claim Plaintiffs/Cross-Claim Defendants/Appellees/ Cross-Appellants.

No. SCAP-13-0005781, Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION; HAWAI`I’S THOUSAND FRIENDS; KA IWI COALITION; and KAHEA – THE HAWAIIAN-ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE, Petitioners/Appellants-Appellants, vs. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU; DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & PERMITTING, CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU; KYO-YA HOTELS & RESORTS LP; and 20,000 FRIENDS OF LABOR, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-13-0003857, Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10 a.m.
POFOLK AVIATION HAWAII, INC., and HALE O`LELE CORP., Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE STATE OF HAWAI`I, GLENN M. OKIMOTO, FORD FUCHIGAMI, and SIDNEY A. HAYAKAWA, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

Nos. 29454 and 29589 (Consolidated), Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9 a.m.
THOMAS FRANK SCHMIDT and LORINNA JHINCIL SCHMIDT, Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. HSC, INC., a Hawaii corporation, RICHARD HENDERSON, SR., ELEANOR R. J. HENDERSON, JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, and DOE UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS, INCLUDING PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants.

No. SCWC-13-0000401, Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SCOTT A. ABREGANO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. CAAP-14-0000358, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Plaintiff-Appellee vs. ROYCE C. GOUVEIA, Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000778, Thursday, January 8, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
NOEL MADAMBA CONTRACTING, LLC, Petitioner/Movant and Cross-Respondent-Appellant, vs. RAMON ROMERO and CASSIE ROMERO, Respondents/Respondents and Cross-Petitioners-Appellees, and A&B GREEN BUILDING LLC, Respondent/Cross-Respondent-Appellee.

No. SCWC-11-0000556, Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10 a.m.
DAVID PANOKE, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellant, vs. REEF DEVELOPMENT, Respondent/Employer-Appellee, and SEABRIGHT INSURANCE, Respondent/Insurance Carrier-Appellee.