Oral Arguments before the Intermediate Court of Appeals
Nos. 28948 & 29105 – Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 9:00 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.
Attorney(s) for Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee
Margery S. Bronster and Rex Y. Fujichaku (Bronster Hoshibata)
Attorney(s) for Defendants-Appellees, Cross-Appellants
J. Douglas Ing, Brian A. Kang and Emi L.M. Kaimuloa
COURT: Fujise, Leonard, and Ginoza, JJ.
SPECIAL NOTE: The above argument was held in the Supreme Court courtroom on the Second Floor of Ali`iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawai`i.
In this consolidated appeal, Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee Pacific Lightnet, Inc. (“PLNI”) and Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants Time Warner Telecom, Inc. and Time Warner Telecom of Hawai`i, L.P. (collectively TWTC) appeal and cross-appeal from, inter alia, a December 12, 2007 final judgment and an order awarding attorneys’ fees and costs to TWTC.
PLNI argues, inter alia, that the circuit court erred: in dismissing certain claims under the primary jurisdiction doctrine; by staying a jury verdict thus violating PLNI’s right to jury trial; by dismissing rather than staying certain claims; by granting summary judgment on claims for which genuine issues of material fact remained; and in awarding attorneys’ fees to TWTC.
TWTC argues that the circuit court erred: by denying TWTC’s motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law; by refusing testimony and evidence regarding relevant settlement discussions; and by improperly instructing the jury and providing an incomplete special verdict form.