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


    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. 

    Posted Feb 24, 2018, 6:28 PM by Vivien Akiyama

    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.   

    Posted Feb 24, 2018, 6:29 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. 

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