Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Jun 19, 2019, 6:01 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 6:03 PM ]

Reply briefs were filed in the case on December 28, 2018.

Read Plaintiffs’ Reply Brief by clicking here.

Read Defendants’ Reply Brief by clicking here.

Oral argument is set for Wednesday, August 21, 2018
at the Hawai’i Supreme Court Courtroom, 417 South
King Street, Honolulu 96813.

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Jun 19, 2019, 1:25 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

The Hawai’i Supreme Court has scheduled
oral argument in the appeal:

Date:   Wednesday August 21, 2019

Time:   8:45 a.m.

Place:  Supreme Court Courtroom
                Ali’iolani Hale
                417 South King Street
                Honolulu, Hawai'i

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Oct 15, 2018, 4:53 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 4:55 PM ]

Answering briefs in the case were filed on October 4, 2018.
Reply briefs are due on October 29, 2018.

Read Plaintiffs' Answering Brief by clicking here.
Read Defendants' Answering Brief by clicking here.

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Sep 9, 2018, 5:00 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 5:06 PM ]

Opening briefs in the case were filed on July 25, 2018. Answering briefs are due on October 4, 2018.

Read Plaintiffs' Opening Brief by clicking here.
Read Defendants' Opening Brief by clicking here.

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted May 12, 2018, 7:16 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated May 30, 2018, 1:33 PM ]

Opening briefs in the case will be filed on July 25, 2018. Each party will then file answering briefs and reply briefs.  After briefing, Plaintiffs will request that the case be heard directly by the Hawai'i Supreme Court on an expedited basis.  The Court will then set oral argument for the appeals.

Read Plaintiffs' Statement of Jurisdiction by clicking here.  Read Defendants' Statement of Jurisdiction by clicking here.

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Feb 24, 2018, 6:27 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated May 13, 2018, 1:22 AM ]

Plaintiffs Cross-Appeal Court Judgment 

Plaintiffs have filed a Notice of Cross-Appeal of the Circuit Court’s January 9, 2018 Judgment.  Read Plaintiffs’ Civil Appeal Docketing Statement for more information. 

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Feb 7, 2018, 4:02 PM by Vivien Akiyama   [ updated Feb 24, 2018, 6:29 PM ]

State Appeals Court Judgment 

 

The State of Hawai’i has filed a Notice of Appeal of the Circuit Court’s January 9, 2018 Judgment in favor of the Waiting List Subclass.  The State contends that it did not breach its trust obligations to Plaintiffs and should not be liable for damages.  Read the State’s Civil Appeal Docketing Statement for more information on the State’s position. 

 

During the appeal, the Circuit Court has directed Defendants and Plaintiffs to meet and confer to establish the application, award and NHQ for all class members.   

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Feb 7, 2018, 3:58 PM by Vivien Akiyama

Circuit Court Enters Judgment in Favor of Waiting List Subclass 

 

Judge Virginia Lea Crandall entered Final Judgment on January 9, 2018 in favor of the Waiting List Subclass.  Final Judgment means that Plaintiffs have prevailed in the case, subject to any appeal taken by the State of Hawai'i or Plaintiffs. 

ANNOUNCEMENT

posted Feb 7, 2018, 3:55 PM by Vivien Akiyama

Circuit Court Establishes Special Master and Claims Administration Process for All Class Members 

 

Judge Virginia Lea Crandall has granted Plaintiffs’ motions to establish a Special Master and Claims Administration Process for final computation of damages for all Class Members.  The Special Master will compute individual damages for the Waiting List Subclass based upon application and award date.  The Special Master will also oversee a separate process to evaluate all non-Waiting List Subclass claims.  July 26, 2017 Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Establish Claims Process to Resolve All Claims.

Update

posted Sep 26, 2016, 10:50 PM by Vivien Akiyama

Aloha - We have been updating our website to include our recent court filings.  Please go to Important Documents to view the filings we have made this year.

Please join us at the next court hearing.  There are a number of important issues that will be decided and we need your support!

 Next Court Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
     Courtroom 11
     4th Floor
     First Circuit Court
     777 Punchbowl Street
     Honolulu, Hawaii    96813

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