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
    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
  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    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.
    Posted Sep 9, 2018, 5:06 PM by Vivien Akiyama
  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    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.
    Posted May 30, 2018, 1:33 PM by Vivien Akiyama
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