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2018 Oral Arguments Recordings Archive


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No. SCWC-15-0000643, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARLIN L. LAVOIE, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-17-0000816, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
In the Matter of the Tax Appeal of KAHEAWA WIND POWER, LLC, and KAHEAWA WIND POWER II, LLC, Taxpayers-Appellants-Appellees, vs. COUNTY OF MAUI, Appellee-Appellant. In the Matter of the Tax Appeal of AUWAHI WIND ENERGY LLC, Taxpayer-Appellant-Appellee, vs. COUNTY OF MAUI, Appellee-Appellant.

No. SCWC-17-0000087, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. NINO ABRIGO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-16-0000260, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
DONNA H. YAMAMOTO, an individual, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DAVID W.H. CHEE; TOM CHEE WATTS DEGELE-MATHEWS & YOSHIDA, LLP, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-16-0000355, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 10 a.m.
DEBBIE S. QUEL, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant-Appellant, vs. BOARD OF TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF HAWAII, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee-Appellee.

No. SCOT-17-0000630, Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:45 a.m. (Amended 10/01/18)
In the Matter of the Application of HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC. For Approval of a Power Purchase Agreement for Renewable Dispatchable Firm Energy and Capacity.

No. SCPW-18-0000733, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 8:45 A.M.
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU; COUNTY OF HAWAII; COUNTY OF MAUI; COUNTY OF KAUAI, Petitioners, vs. STATE OF HAWAII; SCOTT T. NAGO, in his capacity as Chief Election Officer; RONALD D. KOUCHI, in his capacity as President of the Hawaii Senate, SCOTT K. SAIKI, in his capacity as Speaker of the Hawaii House, Respondents.

No. SCAP-17-0000480, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 10:30 A.M. (Amended, 10/08/18, 10/12/18)
HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Defendant-Appellee.

CAAP-16-0000679 (consolidated with CAAP-16-0000782), Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10 a.m. Amended
Benjamin Paul Kekona and Tamae M. Kekona, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees vs. Paz Feng Abastillas, also known as Paz A. Richter and Robert A. Smith, personally, Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs-Appellees; Robert A. Smith, Attorney at Law, a law corporation; Standard Management, Inc.; U.S. Bancorp Mortgage Company, an Oregon company; Western Surety Company, sued herein as DOE Entity 1, Defendants-Appellees; Michael Bornemann, M.D., Defendant-Appellant; and John Does 1-10, Jane Does 1-10, Doe Corporations 1-10, Doe Entities 1-10, Defendants.

Pursuant to Hawaiʻi Rules of Appellate Procedure (HRAP) Rule 34(h), no oral argument will be heard by a party failing to file a brief unless the court directs otherwise.

CAAP-16-0000782

Benjamin Paul Kekona and Tamae M. Kekona, Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees vs. Paz Feng Abastillas, also known as Paz A. Richter and Robert A. Smith, personally, Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs-Appellants; Robert A. Smith, Attorney at Law, a law corporation; Standard Management, Inc.; Michael Bornemann, M.D.; U.S. Bancorp Mortgage Company, an Oregon company; Western Surety Company, sued herein as DOE Entity 1, Defendants-Appellees; and John Does 1-10, Jane Does 1-10, Doe Corporations 1-10, Doe Entities 1-10, Defendants.

No. SCWC-16-0000115, Thursday, September 20, 2018, 10 a.m. (Amended 07/30/18)
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MUSTAFA BAKER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-15-0000545, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 9 a.m.
Robert H. Joslin dba Hawaii Public Adjusters, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, vs. Ota Camp-Makibaka Association, Inc., a Hawaii non-profit corporation, Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee; Taira Proctor and Melinda Domagsac, Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellees; and Alterra Excess & Surplus Insurance Company, Intervenor-Appellee/Cross-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0001803, Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 8:45 a.m.
BERNADINE KUAHIWINUI, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of KRISTERPHER KAUPU-KUAHIWINUI, deceased; and KENNETH KAUPU, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. ZELO’S INC., dba SUSHI & BLUES, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee; TAHITI NUI ENTERPRISES, INC., dba TAHITI NUI; STATE OF HAWAII, Respondents/Defendants-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 1-10, et al., Defendants.

No. CAAP-15-0000104, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9 a.m.
In the Matter of the Trust Agreement dated June 6, 1974, as amended.

No. SCWC-15-0000663, Thursday, July 19, 2018, 10 a.m.
DANE S. FIELD, Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of ALOHA SPORTS INC., Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, an Unincorporated Association, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCOT-17-0000526, Thursday, July 12, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
LANAIANS FOR SENSIBLE GROWTH, Intervenor-Appellant, vs. LAND USE COMMISSION, COUNTY OF MAUI DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, STATE OFFICE OF PLANNING, Appellees, and LANAI RESORTS, LLC, Petitioner-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0001300, Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JOHN LESLIE GALLAGHER, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

NOS. SCOT-17-0000777, SCOT-17-0000811, SCOT-17-0000812, Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9 a.m.
IN THE MATTER OF CONTESTED CASE HEARING RE CONSERVATION DISTRICT USE APPLICATION (CDUA) HA-3568 FOR THE THIRTY METER TELESCOPE AT THE MAUNA KEA SCIENCE RESERVE KA OHE MAUKA, HAMAKUA TMK (3) 4-4-015:009.

No. SCWC-16-0000784, Thursday, June 7, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
BRIAN E. BENNETT and DEBRA S. BENNETT, Respondents/Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, vs. SAMUEL JONG HOON CHUNG and LINDA HYUNKONG CHUNG, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0001305, Thursday, June 7, 2018, 10 a.m.
ELESTHER CALIPJO, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JACK PURDY, REGAL CAPITAL CORPORATION, REGAL CAPITAL COMPANY, LLC, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants.

No. SCWC-15-0000655, Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PHILLIP DEJESUS DELEON, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-17-0000482, Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
KALAELOA VENTURES, LLC, Appellant-Appellant, vs. CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, Appellee-Appellee.

No. SCOT-17-0000184, Thuraday, May 31, 2018, 10 a.m. (2nd Amended 05/21/18)
In the Matter of the Contested Case Hearing on the Water Use Permit Application Originally Filed by KUKUI (MOLOKAI), INC., Now Refiled as a New Ground Use by MOLOKAI PUBLIC UTILITIES, LLC.

No. SCWC-16-0000413, Thursday, May 31, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. LAURA PITOLO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCAP-17-0000639 Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12 p.m.
In the Interest of FG, AG, PG.

No. SCCQ-17-0000474, Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
WILLIAM R. HANCOCK, individually and as Trustee of the HANCOCK AND COMPANY, INC. PROFIT SHARING TRUST, under trust instrument April 3, 1983, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KULANA PARTNERS, LLC, a Hawai i limited liability company; FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE & ESCROW OF HAWAII, INC., a Hawai i Corporation, Defendants-Appellants.

No. SCOT-16-0000690, Thursday, May 3, 2018, 10 a.m.
THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS OF HUALALAI, INC., Appellant, vs. LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION, COUNTY OF HAWAII; and DUANE KANUHA, PLANNING DIRECTOR, COUNTY OF HAWAII, Appellees.

No. SCAP-16-0000508 Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
THE MALULANI GROUP, LIMITED fka MAGOON BROTHERS, LTD., a Hawai i corporation, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KAUPO RANCH, LTD., a Hawai i corporation, Defendant-Appellant, and HEIRS AND/OR DEVISEES OF HAMOLE aka MARIA HAMOLE, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-16-0000647, Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BRONSON KANEAIAKALA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-15-0000396, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 9 a.m.
Patricia E.G. Adams, in her capacity as Personal Representative of the Estate of Brent Adams, and in her personal capacity, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. Hawaii Medical Service Association, Defendant-Appellee, and John Does 1-99, Jane Does 1-99, Doe Entities 1-20, and Doe Governmental Units 1-10, Defendants.

No. SCAP-17-0000367 Thursday, April 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
In the Matter of the Tax Appeal of PRICELINE.COM, INC., et al., Taxpayers-Appellants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, vs. DIRECTOR OF TAXATION, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Appellee-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

No. SCWC-14-0000933, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5 p.m.
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KEITH T. MATSUMOTO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-17-0000035, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

The oral argument that was scheduled for 3/15/18 in the above-referenced case has been postponed.

TONY RADMILOVICH and ZDENKA RADMILOVICH, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. DANIEL JOHN FRACK and REBECCA SUE FRACK, Defendants-Appellees, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; and DOE DEFENDANTS 1-50, Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCAP-17-0000059, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:30 a.m. (Amended 02/20/2018 E. KALANI FLORES, Appellant-Appellee/Cross-Appellee, vs. BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES; DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES; SUZANNE D. CASE, in her official capacity as Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, STATE OF HAWAI I, Appellees-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, and UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI I, Appellee-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

No. SCWC-15-0000354, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. WALTER BROWN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-16-0000475, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10 a.m.
CHELSEA-MARIE KEALOHALANI CLARABAL, individually and as next friend of Daughter 1 and Daughter 2, minors, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF THE STATE OF HAWAI I; KATHRYN S. MATAYOSHI, in her official capacity as Superintendent of the Department of Education; DONALD G. HORNER, in his official capacity as Chairman of the Board of Education; BRIAN J. DELIMA; KEITH AMEMIYA; AMY ASSELBAYE; NANCY JO YAMAKAWA BUDD; GRANT W.M. CHUN; PATRICIA HALAGAO; CHERYL KA UHANE LUPENUI; and JIM D. WILLIAMS, in their official capacities as members of the Board of Education; HAWAI I TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD, Defendants-Appellees.

No. SCWC-14-0000021, Thursday, January 18, 2018. 8:45 a.m.
ARLEY H. NOZAWA, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL UNION NO. 3, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee, and JOHN DOES 1-5, JANE DOES 1-5, DOE CORPORATIONS 1-5, DOE LLCS 1-5, DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-5, DOE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 1-5, and DOE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES 1-5, Defendants.

No. SCWC-14-0000594 ,Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10 a.m.
JAY D. CADIZ, Petitioner/Claimant-Appellant, vs. QSI, INC., Respondent/Employer-Appellee, and FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAWAI I, LTD., Respondent/Insurance Carrier-Appellee.

No. SCWC-16-0000100, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KEKOA IONA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCWC-16-0000006, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. Eric N. Yokota, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-13-0000133, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10 a.m.
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-4 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DANIEL TSUKASA OMIYA, Respondent/ Defendant-Cross-Claimant-Appellee, and ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF ILIKAI APARTMENT BUILDING, Defendant/ Cross-Claim Defendant-Appellee, and JOHN DOES 1-20; JANE DOES 1-20; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-20; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-20, and DOE GOVERNMENTAL UNITS 1-20, Defendants.

No. SCWC-16-0000090 Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
DESMOND J. LEWI, Petitioner/Petitioner-Appellant, vs. STATE OF HAWAI I, Respondent/Respondent-Appellee.