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2023

No. SCAP-22-0000029, Thursday, January 19, 2023, 10 a.m. 
ACADEMIC LABOR UNITED, an unincorporated association; ASHLEY HIʻILANI SANCHEZ; KAWENAʻULAOKALĀ KAPAHUA; and CAMERON GRIMM, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI; HAWAIʻI LABOR RELATIONS BOARD; and STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Defendants-Appellees.

N0. SCEC-22-0000707, Thursday, January 19, 2023, 2:00 p.m. 
J. NOELANI AHIA, SHAYNE NAMEAAEA HOSHINO, KACI-CHEREE DIZON, SHAWN-CHRISTIAN DIZON, CODY NEMET, FAY MCFARLANE, NORRIS MCFARLANE, JADE CHIHARA, KEVIN BLOCK, OLIVIA NGUYEN, TRINETTE FURTADO, KEISA LIU, CAROL LEE KAMEKONA, EMILIE VINCENT, LAURA JOHNSON, HARRY JOHNSON, SARA TEKULA, RENA BLUMBERG, MAYA MARQUEZ, JASON MEDINA, STACEY MONIZ, CHRISTY KAHOOHANOHANO, REAGAN KAHOOHANOHANO, ZION EBBERSON, RAUL GOODNESS, TERRILL JAMES KANE ALII WILIAMS, LORI SIERRA KNIGHT, GRETCHEN LEISENRING, JONATH PADILLA, ALENA ORNELLAS, and SANDRA IMBERI IOAKIMI, Plaintiffs, vs. ALICE L. LEE, KATHY L. KAOHU, County Clerk, County of Maui, and SCOTT T. NAGO, Chief Elections Office, State of Hawaiʻi, Defendants.

No. SCWC-20-0000457, Thursday, January 12, 2023, 2 p.m. 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LOGOVII TALO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. CAAP-21-0000517 (Consolidated with CAAP-21-0000513), Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 10 a.m. 
EDMOND KRAFCHOW, KATHLEEN KRAFCHOW, Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. DONGBU INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., nka DB INSURANCE CO., LTD., JOHN MULLEN & CO., INC., Defendants-Appellants, and John Does 1-10, Jane Does 1-10, Doe Entities 1-10, Defendants.

2022

No. SCAP-21-0000363, Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 10 a.m. 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, EX REL. HOLLY T. SHIKADA, ATTORNEY GENERAL, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY; SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC; SANOFI US SERVICES INC., formerly known as SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. INC.; SANOFI-SYNTHELABO LLC, Defendants-Appellants; and SANOFI S.A., Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCAP-22-0000045, Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 2 p. m. 
State of Hawai’i, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. RAVEN MORTENSEN-YOUNG, LANCE M. OSHIMA, MARLIN TUCKER, and RYAN D. WOOD, Defendants-Appellees.

(Courts in the Community) 
No. SCWC-17-0000181 Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 10 a.m. 
HOʻOMOANA FOUNDATION, Respondent/Respondent/Appellant-Appellee, vs. LAND USE COMMISSION, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Petitioner/Appellee-Appellant, and PUʻUNOA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ROSS R. SCOTT, Petitioners/Respondents/Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-19-0000697, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 10 a.m. 
STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. PAOLA IBARRA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant, and GUSTAVO FERREIRA, Respondent/Co-Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-20-0000175, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 2 p. m. 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. BRANDON FETU LAFOGA and RANIER INES, also known as Schizo, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants.

No. SCRQ-22-0000118, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 10 a.m. 
FLORES-CASE ʻOHANA, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-21-0000098, Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10 a.m. 
PHILLIP J. BARKER, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. CHRISTOPHER YOUNG, ADMINISTRATOR, Hawaiʻi CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA CENTER, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-20-0000650, Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10 a.m. 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STANLEY CANOSA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCOT-19-0000830, Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10 a.m. 
In the Matter of the Petition of KUʻULEI HIGASHI KANAHELE and AHIENA KANAHELE, Individuals, for a Declaratory Order Concerning the Invalid Classification of the De Facto and Improper Industrial Use Precinct on Approximately 525 Acres of State Land Use Conservation District Lands Located in Mauna Kea and Hilo, County of Hawaiʻi, Tax Map Key No.: 4-4-015:0090 (Por.)

No. SCWC-20-0000776, Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2 p.m.
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, by the DEPARTMENT OF THE CORPORATION COUNSEL, Petitioner/Appellant-Appellant, vs. HONOLULU POLICE COMMISSION and LOUIS M. KEALOHA, Respondents/Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-20-0000485, Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10 a.m. 
In the Interest of DM.

No. SCWC-17-0000432, Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2022, 10 a.m. 
FREDERICK NITTA, M.D., Respondent/Appellant-Appellant, vs. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, STATE OF HAWAI‘I, Petitioner/Appellee-Appellee, and CATHY BETTS, DIRECTOR, Respondent/Appellee-Appellee.

No. SCWC-17-0000496, Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2 p.m. 
JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ELTON LANE NAMAHOE, SR., Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant, and SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, Respondent/Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-21-0000283 consolidated with No. SCWC-21-0000316, Thursday, August 18, 2022 – 10 a.m
No. SCWC-21-0000283, In the Interest of JB., No. SCWC-21-0000316, In the Interest of JH.

No. SCWC-20-0000714, Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10 a.m. (Amended 04/27/22)
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GEORGE VAN BLYENBURG, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-21-0000576 Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 10 a.m. (Courts in the Community)
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. RICHARD OBRERO, Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-17-0000072, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 10 a.m.
AARON ARBLES, ROBERT BAILEY, REUBEN CHUN, MICHAEL GAHAN, MICHAEL HAYASHIDA, GARRET KOMATSU, GERALD KOSAKI, STEVE LOYOLA, JERRY LUM, TY MEDEIROS, PAUL PAIVA, RAYMOND ROWE, JR., WARREN SUMIDA, and ALVIN TOBOSA, Appellants-Appellants, vs. MERIT APPEALS BOARD, County of Hawaiʻi, MITCH ROTH, Mayor County of Hawaiʻi, and WAYLEN L.K. LEOPOLDINO, Acting Director of Human Resources, County of Hawaiʻi, Appellees-Appellees.

No. SCWC-20-0000689, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 10 a.m.
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CHANSE HIRATA, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

CAAP-20-0000650 (Consolidated with CAAP-20-0000438 and CAAP-20-0000506, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. STANLEY CANOSA, Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCAP-20-0000487, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5 p.m. 
KIAʻI WAI O WAIʻALEʻALE, an unincorporated community association, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAʻI, applicant and accepting agency of the subject Environmental Assessment, Defendant-Appellee.

No. SCWC-20-0000481, Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10 a.m. 
STATE OF HAWAIʻI, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JONATHAN S. VADEN, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.

No. SCPW-22-0000078, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 2 p.m. 
WILLIAM M. HICKS; RALPH BOYEA; MADGE SCHAEFER; MICHAELA IKEUCHI; KIMEONA KANE; MAKI MORINOUE; ROBERTA MAYOR; DEBORAH WARD; JENNIFER LIENHART-TSUJI; LARRY S. VERAY; and PHILIP BARNES, Petitioners, vs. THE 2021 HAWAIʻI REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION AND ITS MEMBERS; THE STATE OF HAWAIʻI OFFICE OF ELECTIONS; and SCOTT NAGO, in his official capacity as Chief Elections Officer, State of Hawaiʻi, Respondents.

CAAP-21-0000024, Wednesday, January 26,2022, 10 a.m.
FOR OUR RIGHTS, a Hawaii corporation, DIANA LOMMA, DAVID R. HAMMAN, RANDI HAMMAN,JANET EISENBACH, LEVANA LOMMA KEIKAIKA, LAWRENCE K. PAILLE, GERALYN SCHULKIND, LEONDARD SHULKIND, DANIEL HASHIMOTO, CHRISTINA COLE, FRANCESCA WOOLGER, NAEA LINDSEY, MICHAEL MAZZONE, LANETTE J. HARLEY, and LORAINE L. PATCH, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. DAVID Y. IGE, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi, HOLLY T.M. SHIKADA, in her official capacity as Attorney General for the State of Hawaiʻi, and STATE OF HAWAII, Defendants-Appellees.