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Date
Ct.
Case Number
Case Name
Appealed From
Reporter Citation
March 31, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000160 [ADA]

State v. Salvas (mem. op., vacated and remanded).

Circuit Court, 5th Circuit
March 31, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000108 [ADA]

State v. Calventas (mem. op., vacated and remanded).

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
March 31, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000420 [ADA]

State v. Joo (s.d.o., affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 05/04/2021.

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
March 31, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000442 [ADA]

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Niko (Order Approving the March 19, 2021 Stipulation for Dismissal of Appeal).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 30, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-19-0000563 [ADA]

State v. Manion (Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari).    ICA mem. op., filed 10/30/2020 [ada], 148 Haw. 334.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 12/22/2020.  S.Ct. Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 01/28/2021.  S.Ct. Amended Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 01/28/2021 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 02/16/2021.  S.Ct Amended Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/08/2021 [ada].

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
March 30, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-16-0000532 [ADA]

Rapozo v. State (Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA mem. op., filed 03/12/2021 [ada], 149 Haw. 104.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/25/2021.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/20/2021.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 30, 2021
S.Ct
SCPW-21-0000070 [ADA]

Webster v. State (Order Denying Petition for Writ of Mandamus).  Petition for Writ of Mandamus, filed 02/16/2021.

Original Proceeding
March 30, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000579 [ADA]

State v. Stan (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 30, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000741 [ADA]

State v. Becker (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
March 30, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000614 [ADA]

State v. Pelen (mem. op., vacated and remanded).

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
March 30, 2021
ICA
CAAP-17-0000355 [ADA]

In re: The Raymond K. Tanaka Trust Dated October 5, 1991 (s.d.o., vacated and remanded).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 30, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000080 [ADA]

State v. Lajala.

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
March 29, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000146 [ADA]

State v. Cabiles (Order Approving Stipulation for Dismissal of Appeal).

Family Court, 1st Circuit
March 29, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000008 [ADA]

Lankford v. State (s.d.o. vacated and remanded).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 149 Haw. 105
March 29, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000133 [ADA]

Karamatsu v. State (s.d.o., affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded).

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
March 25, 2021
S.Ct
SCMF-20-0000152 [ADA]

In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Sixth Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)).  Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 02/18/2021 [ada]. Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 08/20/2020 [ada].  S.Ct. Order In re: the Matter of the Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)), filed 08/18/2020 [ada].   Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 08/20/2020 [ada].  S.Ct. Order In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Order Extending Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)), filed 09/11/2020 [ada]. Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct. Order In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Second Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)), filed 10/05/2020 [ada]. Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct. Order In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Third Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)), filed 11/13/2020 [ada]. Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 08/20/2020 [ada].  S.Ct. Fourth Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)), filed 12/23/2020 [ada].  Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 08/20/2020 [ada]. S.Ct. Fifth Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 10 (a), (b), and (c)), filed 02/08/2021 [ada].  Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 08/20/2020 [ada].

Original Proceeding
March 25, 2021
S.Ct
SCMF-20-0000152 [ADA]

In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Sixth Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)).  Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  Dissent by Wilson, J., filed 02/18/2021 [ada].  S.Ct. In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Order Regarding Temporary Extension of Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)), filed 08/27/2020 [ada]. Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct. Order In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Order Extending Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)), filed 09/11/2020 [ada]. Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct. Order In re: Judiciary’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (Second Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)), filed 10/05/2020 [ada]. Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct. Third Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)), filed 11/13/2020 [ada]. Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct Fourth Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)), filed 12/23/2020 [ada].  Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].  S.Ct. Fifth Extension of Order Regarding Temporary Extension of the Time Requirements Under Hawai‘i Rules of Penal Procedure Rule 5 (c) (3)), filed 02/08/2021 [ada].  Concurrence and Dissent by Wilson, J. [forthcoming].

Original Proceeding
March 25, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-18-0000505 [ADA]

State v. Marroquin (Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration).  Dissent re: Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration by Wilson, J. [ada].  ICA mem. op., filed 07/15/2019 [ada], 144 Haw. 443.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/05/2019.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 10/16/2019 [ada].   S.Ct. Opinion, filed 03/17/2021 [ada].  Dissenting Opinion by Wilson, J. [ada].  Motion for Reconsideration, filed 03/19/2021.

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
March 25, 2021
ICA
CAAP-17-0000058 [ADA]

Alghussein v. Kaan.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 25, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000680 [ADA]

State v. Pada (mem. op., vacated and remanded).

District Court, 1st Circuit, Wai‘anae Division
March 24, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000541 [ADA]

U.S. Bank Trust, N.A. v. Chinen (Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration).  ICA Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Appeal, filed 11/20/2020 [ada].  Motion for Reconsideration, filed 03/12/2021.

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
March 24, 2021
S.Ct
SCPR-21-0000155 [ADA]

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Lamon (Order Granting Petition to Resign in Lieu of Discipline).

Original Proceeding
March 23, 2021
S.Ct
SCPW-21-0000162 [ADA]

Kotis v. Perkins (Order Denying Petition for Writ of Mandamus).  Petition for Writ of Mandamus, filed 03/19/2021.

Original Proceeding
March 23, 2021
S.Ct
SCAD-15-0000333 [ADA]

In re: Ikemoto (Order).

Original Proceeding
March 23, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-17-0000667 [ADA]

Suzuki v. Mowry (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA s.d.o., filed 12/29/2020 [ada], 148 Haw. 473.  Motion for Reconsideration, filed 01/06/2021.  ICA Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, filed 01/12/2021 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 01/25/2021.

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division
March 22, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-19-0000535 [ADA]

State v. Foumai (Order Rejecting Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA s.d.o., filed 10/29/2020 [ada], 148 Haw. 333.  Consolidated with Case No. CAAP-19-0000536.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 02/16/2021.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 22, 2021
ICA
CAAP-16-0000423 [ADA]

Association of Apartment Owners of Hololani v. Miller (mem. op., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
March 18, 2021
S.Ct
24997 [ADA]

In Re: Englehart (Order).

Original Proceeding
March 18, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000746 [ADA]

In re: Mouquin Trust v. Walker (Order Dismissing Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
March 18, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000553 [ADA]

Enocencio v. Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate (Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Appeal).  Motion for Reconsideration, filed 03/28/2021.  ICA Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, filed 04/01/2021 [ada].  Motion for Reconsideration, filed 04/05/2021.  ICA Order Dismissing Motion for Reconsideration, filed 04/23/2021 [ada].

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
March 18, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000443 [ADA]

State v. Van (s.d.o., reversed).

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division 149 Haw. 105
March 17, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-18-0000505 [ADA]

State v. Marroquin.  Dissenting Opinion by Wilson, J. [ada].  ICA mem.op., filed 07/15/2019 [ada], 144 Haw. 443.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 09/05/2019.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 10/16/2019 [ada].  Motion for Reconsideration, filed 03/19/2021.  S.Ct. Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, filed 03/25/2021 [ada].  Dissent re: Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration by Wilson, J. [ada].

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
March 16, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-19-0000452 [ADA]

Jones v. State (Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari).  ICA mem. op., filed 02/19/2021 [ada], 149 Haw. 6.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/11/2021.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/21/2021.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit
March 15, 2021
S.Ct
SCPW-21-0000071 [ADA]

Kaohu v. Wilson (Order Denying Petition for Writ of Mandamus).  Petition for Writ of Mandamus, filed 02/16/2021.

Original Proceeding
March 15, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000114 [ADA]

State v. Amar (Order Dismissing Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction).

District Court, 1st Circuit, ‘Ewa Division
March 15, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000369 [ADA]

County of Maui v. Markham (Order Approving Stipulation for Dismissal of Appeal).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
March 15, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000377 [ADA]

County of Maui v. Markham (Order Approving Stipulation for Dismissal of Appeal).  ICA Order Granting Motion to Dismiss the Appeal as to North Shore Maui, LLC, filed 03/09/2021 [ada].

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
March 15, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000614 [ADA]

Adams v. King (Order Granting Joint Motion to Dismiss Appeal and Cross-Appeal).

Circuit Court, 3rd Circuit
March 15, 2021
S.Ct
SCAD-20-0000436 [ADA]

In Re: Falls (Order).

Original Proceeding
March 15, 2021
ICA
CAAP-19-0000718 [ADA]

State v. Rios (s.d.o., affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/28/2021.

District Court, 1st Circuit, Honolulu Division 149 Haw. 104
March 12, 2021
ICA
CAAP-16-0000532 [ADA]

Rapozo v. State (mem. op., affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/25/2021.  S.Ct. Order Dismissing Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/30/2021 [ada].  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/20/2021.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 149 Haw. 104
March 12, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-18-0000361 [ADA]

WW v. DS.  ICA mem. op., filed 04/02/2019 [ada], 144 Haw. 153.  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 01/22/2020.  S.Ct. Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 03/02/2020 [ada].

Family Court, 2nd Circuit
March 12, 2021
ICA
CAAP-17-0000401 [ADA]

Mount, Jr. v. Apao (mem. op., affirmed).  Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 04/13/2021.

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 149 Haw. 104
March 11, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000534 [ADA]

Bevill v. Maurizio (Order Approving in Part Stipulation for Dismissal of Consolidated Appeals).  Consolidated With Case No. CAAP-20-0000535.

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit
March 11, 2021
S.Ct
SCAD-18-0000946 [ADA]

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Pasker (Order).

Original Proceeding
March 11, 2021
S.Ct
SCWC-18-0000773 [ADA]

In re: LI and HDK.  ICA s.d.o., filed 04/06/2020 [ada], 146 Haw. 234.  S. Ct Order Accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 08/05/2020 [ada].

Family Court, 2nd Circuit
March 11, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000067 [ADA]

State v. Satoafaiga (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit 149 Haw. 103
March 10, 2021
ICA
CAAP-18-0000112 [ADA]

Hankins v. Castle Medical Center (s.d.o., affirmed).

Circuit Court, 1st Circuit 149 Haw. 103
March 9, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000256 [ADA]

Ponce v. Kajima USA, Inc. (Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Appeal).

Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board
March 9, 2021
ICA
CAAP-20-0000377 [ADA]

County of Maui v. Markham (Order Granting Motion to Dismiss the Appeal as to North Shore Maui, LLC).

Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit