Oral Arguments before the Hawaii Supreme Court
No. SCWC-28501 – Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11 a.m.
RICHARD MARVIN, III, and AMY MARVIN, individually and as Next Friends of IVY MAE MARVIN, SADIE MARVIN, SAVANNAH MARVIN and ANABELLE MARVIN, minors; WYLIE HURD; NICHOLAS FRED MARVIN, individually and as Next Friend of ALANA MARVIN, minor; AARON MARVIN; BARBARA NELSON; JEFFREY McBRIDE; MARITA ZIMMERMAN, individually and as Next Friend of TEVA DEXTER and LIKO McBRIDE, minors, Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. JAMES PFLUEGER, PFLUEGER PROPERTIES; and PILAʻA 400, LLC, Respondents/Defendants-Appellants.
JAMES PFLUEGER, PFLUEGER PROPERTIES; and PILAʻA 400, LLC, Respondents/Counterclaimants-Appellants, vs. RICHARD MARVIN III; AMY MARVIN; NICHOLAS FRED MARVIN and JEFFREY McBRIDE, Petitioners/Counterclaim-Defendants-Appellees.(Other Non-Vehicle Tort)
Attorney(s) for Petitioners/Plaintiffs-Appellees and Counterclaim-Defendants-Appellees:
Peter Van Name Esser and Teresa Tico
Attorney(s) for Respondents/Defendants-Appellants and Counterclaimants-Appellants:
Wesley H.H. Ching (Fukunaga Matayoshi Hershey Ching & Kop)
William C. McCorriston, David J. Minkin and Becky T. Chestnut (McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon)
NOTE: Certificate of Recusal, by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, filed 10/18/10.
NOTE: Order assigning Circuit Court Judge Patrick W. Border, due to a vacancy, filed 10/19/10.
NOTE: Order assigning Circuit Court Judge Michael D. Wilson, in place of Chief Justice Recktenwald, filed 10/29/10.
NOTE: Order accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 11/9/10.
COURT: PAN, SRA, JED, JJ; Circuit Court Judge Patrick W. Border, due to a vacancy and Circuit Court Judge Michael D. Wilson, in place of Chief Justice Recktenwald, recused.
Petitioners-Plaintiffs-Appellees and Counterclaim Defendants-Appellees Richard Marvin, III; Nicholas Fred Marvin; and Barbara Nelson (“plaintiffs”), have applied for a writ of certiorari to the Intermediate Court of Appeals’s June 30, 2010 Judgment on Appeal filed pursuant to its June 8, 2010 memorandum opinion vacating the Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit’s Final Judgment entered on March 20, 2007.
In their application for writ of certiorari before this court, plaintiffs argue that: (1) the Intermediate Court of Appeals committed grave error when it sua sponte revisited findings of fact under the auspices of plain error; (2) the Intermediate Court of Appeals committed grave error when it set aside the trial court’s ruling on indispensable parties based on arguments not argued below or on appeal; and (3) the Intermediate Court of Appeals committed grave error when it found the trial court had committed plain error by failing to order the joinder of a non-party.