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Oral Argument Before the Intermediate Court of Appeals–CAAP-15-0000396

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.

The above-captioned case was argued on the merits at:

Supreme Court Courtroom
Ali iolani Hale, 2nd Floor
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Attorney for Plaintiffs-Appellants:

Rafael G. Del Castillo (Jouxson-Meyers & Del Castillo) Tred R. Eyerly (Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert)

Attorneys for Defendant-Appellee:

Dianne Winter Brookins, John-Anderson L. Meyer, and Morgan Lisa Early (Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing)

COURT: Fujise, Reifurth, and Ginoza, JJ.

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Brief Description:

Plaintiff-Appellant Patricia Adams, in her capacity as personal representative of the estate of Brent Adams (now deceased) and in her personal capacity (Adams), appeals from the January 13, 2015 Order Granting Defendant-Appellee Hawaii Medical Service Association’s (HMSA) Motion of Summary Judgment; the January 16, 2015 Final Judgment; and the April 10, 2015 Order Denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Clarification and Reconsideration entered in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Circuit Court).  Adams alleged bad faith, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and punitive damages arising out of HMSA’s conduct during Brent Adams’s multiple myeloma treatment.  She argues, inter alia, that summary judgment was inappropriate because there were genuine issues of material fact regarding her claim that HMSA unreasonably handled their preauthorization request for treatment.