Kalima, et al. v. State of Hawai‘i

Civil No. 99-4771-12, First Circuit Court, State of Hawai'i

Welcome to the informational website for the Kalima v. State of Hawai‘i class action lawsuit. 


This case was filed in 1999 on behalf of the 2,700 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) beneficiaries who filed claims with the Native Hawaiian Claims Panel ("HCO Panel") between 1991 and 1995.  Only those people who filed claims with the HCO Panel between 1991 and 1995 are a part of this lawsuit.  More information can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.


If you have a potential lawsuit involving other Native Hawaiian issues, please call the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation at (808) 521-2302.

Recent Announcements

  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    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.
    Posted Jun 19, 2019, 6:03 PM by Vivien Akiyama
  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    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

    UPDATE REGARDING SCHEDULING AND IDEAS FOR PARKING

    Oral argument will be held at the Hawai‘i  Supreme Court located at 417 S King St, Honolulu, HI.  There is limited metered street parking on Richards St., S. King St., Mililani St., I`olani Palace, Punchbowl St. and a few metered stalls adjacent to the court.

    Public parking at a nominal rate ($1/hr) is available in the two State parking structures located at Halekawila and Punchbowl Streets and Pohukaina and South Streets.  There is also metered parking at the Municipal lot located at Beretania and South Streets.

    Parking also is available at commercial rates at the Restaurant Row parking lot on Pohukaina Street (but you may be able to get an hour of validation if you buy something at one of the shops there).

    The attached map found in the pdf file located below this announcement can be downloaded and printed for more detail regarding the location the court and for locations of the parking options noted above.

    The court opens at 8:30 a.m. and argument starts at 8:45 a.m.  Please be on time if you plan to attend.  Call 523-8447 if you have any questions. 

    Mahalo and Aloha Kākou.

    Posted by Vivien Akiyama
  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    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.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 4:55 PM by Vivien Akiyama
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