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2016 Oral Arguments Recordings Archive


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No. SCAP-15-0000912, Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
LAURA GABRIEL, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY, INC., a domestic nonprofit corporation, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant; and JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; DOE UNINCORPORATED ORGANIZATIONS 1-10, and DOE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES 1-10, Defendants.

No. SCAP-14-0000935, Thursday, December 15, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GERALD L. AUSTIN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000588, Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:15 A.M.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SCOTT YANG, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-13-0001760, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9 a.m.
HIWALANI P S HOLDINGS, LLC and ROBERT N. FABRIQUE, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-6 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6, Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0003500, Thursday, December 1, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
SAMANTHA THERESALYN MEDEIROS, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. BRADLEY KONG CHOY, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-12-0000133, Thursday, December 1, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JASON CURTIS and MELISSA HALL, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants, and GENEVIEVE WALKER, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0000396, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8:45 a.m. (Amended 09/27/16)
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DEIRDRE ICHIMURA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000342, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. RUDOLPH G. KING, JR., Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-12-0001017, Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. RICK TRINQUE, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000916, Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
FLORENCIO E. DELA CRUZ, ANASTACIA A. DELA CRUZ, and JENNIFER M. RESPECIO, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. IRENE B. QUEMADO, MARVIN QUEMADO, JR., and BRYAN T. HIGA, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0000828, Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 a.m.
COUNTY OF KAUA`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. HANALEI RIVER HOLDINGS, LIMITED, a Cook Islands corporation; MICHAEL GUARD SHEEHAN, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants, and PATRICIA WILCOX SHEEHAN, as Trustee of that certain unrecorded Revocable Trust Agreement of Patricia Wilcox Sheehan, dated December 21, 1994; PATRICIA WILCOX SHEEHAN; GAYLORD H. WILCOX; DANIEL H. CASE; GROVE FARM COMPANY, INC., a Hawai`i corporation; HUGH W. KLEBAHN; DONN A. CARSWELL; PAMELA W. DOHRMAN; ROBERT D. MULLINS; WILLIAM D. PRATT; RANDOLPH G. MOORE; and the Heirs and/or Assigns of JOHN B. BROSSEAU, also known as JOHN BROSSEAU, JOHN B. BRASSEAU, and J.B. BRASSEAU, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants.

No. SCWC-14-0001134, Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
U.S. BANK N.A., in its capacity as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Mastr Asset Backed Securities Trust 2005-NC1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2205-NC1, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSEPH KEAOULA MATTOS and CHANELLE LEOLA MENESES, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants, and CITIFINANCIAL, INC., ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF TERRAZA/CORTEBELLA/LAS BRISAS/TIBURON, EWA BY GENTRY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0000431, Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10 a.m.
ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF CENTURY CENTER, INC., by and through its Board of Directors, Petitioners/Plaintiff-Counterclaim Defendant-Appellee, vs. YOUNG IN AN, aka Young Ja Kim, AMBROSIA-SPA, INC., Respondents/Defendants-Counterclaimants-Appellants.

No. SCAP-15-0000582, Thursday, September 1, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
ROSEMARY H. STOUT, Petitioner/Appellant-Appellant, vs. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Appellee-Appellee.

No. SCWC-12-0000753, Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m. (Amended 07/11/16)
LEAH CASTRO, individually and as personal representative of the ESTATE OF BRIANDALYNNE CASTRO, deceased minor, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LEROY MELCHOR, in his official capacity; WANNA BHALANG, in her official capacity; TOMI BRADLEY, in her official capacity; STATE OF HAWAI I,; and HAWAI I DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants, and AMY YASUNAGA, in her official capacity; ROBERTA MARKS, in her official capacity; KENNETH ZIENKIEWICZ, M.D., in his official capacity; and KEITH WAKABAYASHI, in his official capacity, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCAP-15-0000520, Thursday, September 1, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
HAWAIʻI TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY and the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondents/Appellants-Appellees, vs. LINDA ELENTO [DR. NO. 14-017], Respondent/Appellee-Appellant, and HAWAIʻI CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION, Petitioner/Appellee-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0001285, Friday, August 26, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOSHUA R.D. WILLIAMS, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000005, Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GRISEL REYES-TOLEDO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant, and WAI KALOI AT MAKAKILO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; and PALEHUA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0001302, Thursday, August 4, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LESTER S. TSUJIMURA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0003039, Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. VICENTE KOTEKAPIKA HILARIO, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000640, Thursday, June 30, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
In the Matter of the Application of MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, for Approval of the Amended and Restated Power Purchase Agreement With Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company.

No. SCWC-11-0000594, Thursday, June 30, 2016, 10 a.m.
JASON KAWAKAMI, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. KAHALA HOTEL INVESTORS, LLC, dba KAHALA HOTEL AND RESORT, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000578, Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. MANAIAKALANI N.K. KALUA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCAP-15-0000084, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10 a.m.
JAMES DANNENBERG, BILLY SOUTHWOOD, VALERIE YAMADA SOUTHWOOD, DUANE PREBLE, and SARAH PREBLE, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND, Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, and COUNTY OF KAUAI`I, CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, COUNTY OF MAUI, COUNTY OF HAWAI`I, Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0001313 Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
GREEN PARTY OF HAWAII, KAREN M. HOLT, ELIZABETH M. RUZE, MICHAEL KRATZKE, MOANI KEALA AKAKA, KIM DUFFETT, MARY JO DENNISON and MAKA`ALA KA`AUMOANA, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. SCOTT NAGO, Chief Elections Office, State of Hawai`i, and STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0001217, Thursday, April 7, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JAMAL MCGHEE, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-15-0000106, Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10 a.m.
NARCIS D. SALERA; GLENN E. COMPANION; UNITED PUBLIC WORKERS, AFSCME, LOCAL 646, AFL-CIO; JOHN DOES 1-10; and JANE DOES 1-10, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, vs. KIRK W. CALDWELL, Mayor, City and County of Honolulu; CAROLEE C. KUBO, Director, Department of Human Resources, City and County of Honolulu; LORI M. K. KAHIKINA, Director, Department of Environmental Services, City and County of Honolulu, and CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10; ROE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 1-10; and ROE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 1-10 (2014-013), Defendants.

No. SCWC-14-0000352, Thursday, April 7, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
WILLIAM ERIC BOYD, Petitioner/Appellant/Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. HAWAII STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Appellee/Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

CAAP-12-0000731, Thursday, March 24, 2016, 10 a.m.

PROBATE NO. 6664
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SAMUEL M. DAMON, Deceased.

EQUITY NO. 2816-A
TRUST CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SAMUEL MILLS DAMON, Deceased.

No. SCWC-13-0000030, Thursday, March 17, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. vs. ANTHONY R. VILLENA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000794, Thursday, March 17, 2016, 10 a.m. (Amended)
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ZALDY SUBIA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-15-0000460, Thursday, March 17, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
GREGORY SHIGEO YUKUMOTO and DIANE YUKUMOTO, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. RUTH TAWARAHARA, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee, and JOHN DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, and DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Respondents/Defendants. HAWAII MEDICAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION, Petitioner/Intervenor-Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. RUTH TAWARAHARA, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee, and JOHN DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, and DOE ENTITIES 1-10, Respondents/Defendants.

CAAP-13-0002125, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9 a.m. (Amended)
RENE UMBERGER, MIKE NAKACHI, KA`IMI KAUPIKO, WILLIE KAUPIKO, CONSERVATION COUNCIL FOR HAWAI`I, HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES, AND CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000427, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:15 p.m. (Amended)
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. EUGENE PARIS, JR., also known as EUGENE J.E. RIVERA, JR., Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-14-0001205, Thursday, February 18, 2016, 11:15 a.m. (Amended)
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. CHESTER PACQUING, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

CAAP-13-0000097, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
THOMAS GRANDE, Appellant-Appellee, vs. HENRY ENG, DIRECTOR, CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU DEPARTMENT OF PERMITTING AND PLANNING, CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, DEPARTMENT OF PERMITTING AND PLANNING, Appellees-Appellees, and MIGUEL RAMIREZ AND VALERIE RAMIREZ, STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, Appellees-Appellants, and JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10 AND DOE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 1-10, Appellees.

Nos. CAAP-13-0000314 and CAAP-12-0001065, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10 a.m. (Amended)
LANAIANS FOR SENSIBLE GROWTH, Appellant-Appellee, vs. LANAI RESORTS, LLC, Appellee-Appellant, and LAND USE COMMISSION, RANSOM A.K. PILTZ, in his official capacity as Chairperson of the STATE OF HAWAII LAND USE COMMISSION, VLADIMIR P. DEVENS, REUBEN S.F. WONG, KYLE CHOCK, THOMAS CONTRADES, LISA M. JUDGE, DUANE KANUHA, NORMAND R. LEZY, and NICHOLAS W. TEVES, JR., in their official capacities as members of the LAND USE COMMISSION, COUNTY OF MAUI PLANNING DEPARTMENT, STATE OFFICE OF PLANNING, Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-12-0000645, Thursday, January 21, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
HANNAH HARRISON, Respondent/Petitioner-Appellant/Appellant, vs. GORDON I. ITO, INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee/Appellee, and EVERCARE, Petitioner/Respondent-Appellee/Appellee. (CAAP-12-0000645; CIV. NO. 11-1-2903; HER-11-156920)

JENIVIE DELOS REYES, FRANKLIN BIDDINGER, FLOYD HAYES, JOHN VILLANUEVA, and TEHINE AVILLA, Respondents/Petitioners-Appellants/Cross-Appellees/Appellants, vs. GORDON I. ITO, INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee/Appellee, and EVERCARE, Petitioner/Respondent-Appellee/Cross-Appellant/Appellee. (CAAP-12-0000646; CIV. NO. 11-1-2553; HER-11-156817, 11-156241, 11-156361, 11-156251 & 11-155841)

AUDREY DELOS SANTOS, Respondent/Petitioner-Appellant/Appellant, vs. GORDON I. ITO, INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee/Appellee, and EVERCARE, Petitioner/Respondent-Appellee/Appellee. (CAAP-12-0000647; CIV. NO. 11-1-2542; HER-10-154685)

No. SCWC-14-0001143, Thursday, January 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. Takson Krstoth, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0000531, Thursday, January 21, 2016, 11:15 a.m. (Amended 12/07/15)
WILLIAM A. ARTHUR, SR., Individually, and THE ESTATE OF MONA ARTHUR thru William A. Arthur, Sr. as the Personal Representative, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS; KAMEHAMEHA INVESTMENT CORPORATION; DESIGN PARTNERS INC., Respondents/Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellees, and COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., Respondent/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant; SATO AND ASSOCIATES, INC.; and DANIEL S. MIYASATO, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants; KAMEHAMEHA INVESTMENT CORPORATION, Respondent/Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellee, vs. KIEWIT PACIFIC CO., Respondent/Third-Party Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellee. KIEWIT PACIFIC CO., Respondent/Fourth-Party Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellee, vs. PACIFIC FENCE, INC., Respondent/Fourth-Party Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000694, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
GENBAO GAO, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent/Employer-Appellee, Self-Insured.

No. SCWC-11-0001060, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 10 a.m.
ANTHONY K. SELVAGE, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LAURA MOIRE, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-14-0000472, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 11:15 a.m. (2nd Amended 12/15/15)
GOLD COAST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant. STATE OF HAWAI`I BY ITS ATTORNEY GENERAL, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. TROPIC SEAS, INC.; THE ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF DIAMOND HEAD BEACH, INC.; OLIVIA CHEN LUM, TRUSTEE OF THE OLIVIA CHEN LUM REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST; CLARENCE KWON HOU LIM, TRUSTEE OF THE CLARENCE KWON HOU LUM TRUST AND TRUSTEE UNDER THE WILL AND ESTATE OF CHOW SIN KUM LUM; JEANNE S.J. CHAN AND HOWARD N. H. CHAN, TRUSTEES OF THE JEANNE S.J. CHAN TRUST; DIAMOND HEAD AMBASSADOR HOTEL, LTD.; DIAMOND HEAD APARTMENTS, LTD.; C S APARTMENTS, LTD.; THE ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF 2987 KALAKAUA CONDOMINIUM; TAHITIENNE, INCORPORATED; THE ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF 3003 KALAKAUA, INC.; THE ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF 3019 KALAKAUA, INC., Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.