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No. SCAP-15-0000861, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
COMPUSA STORES L.P., Appellant-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI I, DEPATMENT OF TAXATION, Appellee-Appellee.

No. SCWC-15-0000865, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. MATTHEW SEAN SASAI, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee (CAAP-15-0000865). STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. BRENT N. TANAKA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant (CAAP-15-0000866).

No. SCWC-15-0000744, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
LaVONNE HARRISON, Trustee of LaVonne’s Family Trust, a Revocable Living Trust Agreement dated September 28, 1989, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Counterclaim Defefendant-Appellant, vs. CASE DE EMDEKO, INCORPORATED, a Hawaii nonprofit corporation, Respondent/Defendant-Counterclaimant-Appellee

No. SCAP-16-0000837, Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10 a.m.
CC, Petitioner-Appellant, vs. DD and CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCAP-16-0000686, Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
HERMINA M. MORITA, Petitioner/Petitioner-Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. THOMAS GORAK, STATE OF HAWAI I, JOHN DOES 1-50, JANE DOES 1-50, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-50, and/or OTHER DOE ENTITIES 1-50, Respondents/Respondents-Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0000914, Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
MUKADIN GORDON, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. JODIE F. MAESAKA-HIRATA; PETRA CHO; and STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-15-0000848, Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
KEITH M. KANESHIRO, in his official capacity as the Prosecuting Attorney of the City and County of Honolulu, on behalf of the State of Hawai`i, Respondent/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. ELEVEN (11) PRODUCTS DIRECT SWEEPSTAKES MACHINES (TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE: $38,500.00), FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN DOLLARS IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY ($457.00); ONE (1) CAM SECURITY DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEM (ESTIMATED VALUE: $200.00) (TOTAL AGGREGATE VALUE: $39,157.00), Respondent/Defendant-Appellee, and PJY ENTERPRISES, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellee, and WINNER’Z ZONE; APRIL WHITING-HARAGUCHI, TRACY YOSHIMURA, and WENDY WAGNER, Respondents/Interested Persons-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0001195, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KRISTOPHER KEALOHA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-14-0000986, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. THOMAS A. RUSSO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-15-0000841 Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:45 a.m. (2nd Amended 07/31/17)
ARTHUR BIRANO, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0004947, Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10 a.m.
PATRICIA NAKAMOTO, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. JAMAE KAWAUCHI, in her individual and official capacity as County Clerk, DOMINIC YAGONG, in his individual and official capacity as Chairman, Hawai`i County Council, County of Hawaiʻi, CORPORATE SPECIALIZED INTELLIGENCE AND INVESTIGATIONS, LLC, Respondents-Defendants-Appellees (CIVIL NO. 12-1-0466). SHYLA A. AYAU, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. JAMAE KAWAUCHI, in her individual and official capacity as County Clerk, DOMINIC YAGONG, in his individual and official capacity as Chairman, Hawai`i County Council, County of Hawaiʻi, CORPORATE SPECIALIZED INTELLIGENCE AND INVESTIGATIONS, LLC, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees (CIVIL NO. 12-1-0467).

CAAP-16-0000413 Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. LAURA PITOLO, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000842, Thursday, September 7, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
HAWAIIAN DREDGING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. FUJIKAWA ASSOCIATES, INC., dba Continental Mechanical of the Pacific, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000517, Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MICHAEL L. ARKIN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0003754, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
TIMMY HYUN KYU AKAU, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI?I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee.

No.SCWC-15-0000935, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DAWN MARIE ANZALONE, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-14-0000818 Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
ROBERT PERALES, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. GARY BLUM, M.D., ROBERT ATKINSON, M.D. and ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES OF HAWAII, LLP, Defendants-Appellees, and DOES 1-100, Defendants.

CAAP-14-0001033, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 9 a.m.
PELE DEFENSE FUND, a Hawai`i non-profit corporation, RALPH PALIKAPU DEDMAN, individually and as President of the Pele Defense Fund, TERRI L. NAPEAHI, JOHN JOSEPH GRIFFITHS, JR. and TAMMY KAAWA, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Defendants-Appellees

No. SCWC-13-0000636, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. QUINCY L.F. CHOY FOO, III, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000363, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
ROBERT FLUBACHER, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee.

No. SCWC-16-0000681, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. DONALD NICOL, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-15-0000071, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ZARA T.L. BARAWIS, Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-16-0000496, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 8:45 a.m. (Amended 04/21/17)
RICHARD NELSON III, KALIKO CHUN, JAMES AKIONA, SR., SHERILYN ADAMS, KELII IOANE, JR., and CHARLES AIPA, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, vs. HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS, JOBIE MASAGATANI, in her official capacity as Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, WILLIAM K. RICHARDSON, MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, DOREEN NAPUA GOMES, GENE ROSS DAVIS, WALLACE A. ISHIBASHI, DAVID B. KAAPU, and WREN WESCOATT, in their official capacities as members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellees-Cross-Appellees, and WESLEY MACHIDA, in his official capacity as the State Director of Finance, and the STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

No. SCAP-16-0000462, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
TAX FOUNDATION OF HAWAI`I, a Hawai`i non-profit corporation, on behalf of itself and those similarly situated, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCAP-24489, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. FRANK LOHER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-16-0000114, Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10 a.m.
PEER NEWS LLC, DBA CIVIL BEAT, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU and DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FISCAL SERVICES, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU and DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FISCAL SERVICES, Respondents/Defendants-Third-Party Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES, STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Third-Party Defendant-Appellee.

CAAP-14-0001343, Friday, May 19, 2017, 9 a.m.
THE STATE OF HAWAII, Plaintiff-Appellee, and Ex. Rel., MITCHELL KAHLE and HOLLY HUBER, Plaintiffs/Relators-Appellees, vs. ONE LOVE MINISTRIES and CALVARY CHAPEL CENTRAL OAHU, Defendants-Appellants, and DOE ENTITIES 1-50, JOHN DOES 1-50, AND JANE DOES 1-50, Defendants.

No. SCWC-12-0000025, Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8:45 a.m. (Amended 03/29/17)
GORAN PLEHO, LLC, a Hawaii Limited Liability Company (dba Resorts Limousine Services), GORAN PLEHO and ANA MARIA PLEHO, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. DAVID W. LACY, LACY AND JACKSON, LLLC, a Hawaii Limited Liability Law Company, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, and DRAGAN RNIC, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-15-0000461, Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GEORGE FUKUOKA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000439 (Consolidated with SCWC-15-0000477), Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LAWRENCE L. BRUCE and JUSTIN MCKINLEY, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants.

No. SCWC-13-0001579, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10 a.m. (Amended 02/23/17)
IN THE MATTER OF BERNARD KUAMOO, Petitioner/Complainant-Employee/Appellant-Appellant, and STATE OF HAWAI I, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (2010-122), Respondent/Respondent-Employer/Appellee-Appellee, and STATE OF HAWAI I, MERIT APPEALS BOARD; COLLEEN R. MEYER; VALERIE B. PACHECO; ALVIN M. YOSHIMORI (MAB CASE No. 265), Respondents/Agency/Appellees-Appellees (CIVIL NO. 12-1-1624), et al.

CAAP-14-0000872, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9 a.m.
ELLEN KOHATSU and KELVIN KOHATSU, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, NELSON FUKUHARA, Defendants-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-10, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-10, DOE JOINT VENTURES 1-10, and DOE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 1-10, Inclusive, Defendants.

CAAP-14-0000391, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SHAWN D. VISINTIN, Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000537, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5 p.m. (Amended 03/17/17)
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SEAN CONROY, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0002125, Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10 a.m.
RENE UMBERGER, MIKE NAKACHI, KAʻIMI KAUPIKO, WILLIE KAUPIKO, CONSERVATION COUNCIL FOR HAWAIʻI, THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES, and CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-11-0000065, Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
IN THE MATTER OF THE ARBITRATION BETWEEN HAWAIʻI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, Respondent/Union-Appellant, and STATE OF HAWAIʻI, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Petitioner/Employer-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000426, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10 a.m.
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, fka THE BANK OF NEW YORK, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee for the Benefit of the Certificate Holders of the CWMBS, 2006-10 Trust, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-10, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. R. ONAGA, INC., a Hawai i corporation, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant, and ROBERT NISPEROS MARQUEZ; MARLYN MIRANDA MARQUEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., solely as nominee for CASTLE & COOKE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Hawai i corporation; DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION, STATE OF HAWAI I; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees, and LYLE ANTHONY FERRARA and LINDA SUSAN FERRARA, Petitioners/Intervenors.

No. SCAP-15-0000783, Thursday, March 9, 2017,11:15 a.m.
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR HAWAII.USA and CHRISTOPHER DAMON HAIG, as an individual, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. KAY LORRAINE BATE; LINDA HAMILTON KRIEGER, RAYMOND LIONGSON, KIM COCO IWAMOTO, WALLACE FUKUNAGA, ARTEMIO BAXA in their official capacities as Commissioners of the Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, State of Hawai`i; HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, STATE OF HAWAI`I, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants.

CAAP-16-0000045, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9 a.m.
RICHARD W. BAKER, Appellant-Appellant vs. BRICKWOOD M. GALUTERIA, ABIGAIL L. GALUTERIA, and GLEN TAKAHASHI, City Clerk, City and County of Honolulu, Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-15-0000402, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RACHEL VIAMOANA UI, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-13-0002064, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
JOHN HASIRCOGLU and MARIA HASIRCOGLU, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. FOPCO, INC., Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0000132, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RAINIER ACACIO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-14-0001079, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. SAMUEL EAGER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-15-0000462 (Consolidated with SCAP-15-0000463 and SCAP-16-0000331), Thursday, February 16, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
DIANE KAWASHIMA, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI`I, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; KATHRYN S. MATAYOSHI, in her official capacity as Superintendent of Schools; LANCE A. MIZUMOTO, BRIAN J. DELIMA, PATRICIA BERGIN, GRANT Y.M. CHUN, MAGGIE COX, HUBERT MINN, KENNETH UEMURA, BRUCE VOSS, JIM WILLIAMS, ANDREA LYN MATEO, and COLONEL PETER P. SANTA ANA, in their official capacities as members of the STATE OF HAWAI`I BOARD OF EDUCATION, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

No. SCWC-13-0003629, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m. (Amended 11/23/16)
KIMBERLY A. PASCO, Respondent/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, STATE OF HAWAI?I, Petitioner/Respondent-Appellee.

No. SCWC-15-0000048, Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8:45 a.m. (Amended 11/17/16)
PO, Respondent/Petitioner-Appellee, vs. JS, Petitioner/Respondent-Appellant.

No. SCAP-15-0000440, Thursday, February 2, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHRISTOPHER DEEDY, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000053, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m. LANRIC HYLAND, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. RONALD GONZALES and STEWART MAEDA, in his official capacity as Hawai`i County Clerk, Respondents/Respondents-Appellees.

No. SCAP-14-0001363, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
MICHAEL PATRICK O’GRADY, Individually, and LEILONI O’GRADY, Individually, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. STATE OF HAWAIʻI, STATE OF HAWAIʻI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees, and THE COUNTY OF HAWAIʻI, HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC., Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-13-0004085, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BENJAMIN M. QUIDAY, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000548, Thursday, January 5, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. YOSHIRO SANNEY, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-12-0000731, Thursday, January 5, 2017, 10 a.m.
TRUST CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SAMUEL M. DAMON, Deceased.

No. SCAP-15-0000599, Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
DOUGLAS LEONE and PATRICIA A. PERKINS-LEONE, as Trustees under that certain unrecorded Leone-Perkins Family Trust Dated August 26, 1999, as amended, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, vs. COUNTY OF MAUI, a political subdivision of the State of Hawai i; WILLIAM SPENCE, in his capacity as Director of the Department of Planning of the County of Maui, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants.