Information for Class Members


This information is for Class Members in the Kalima v. State lawsuit. Class Members are “All persons who filed claims with the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Individual Claims Review Panel on or before August 31, 1995.”

Starting June 13, 2023, all Class Members were sent a notice that provided the estimated settlement payment and included information about claims administration costs and attorneys’ fees sought by Class Counsel.

To see a copy of the Notice, please click here.

On June 20, 2023, Class Members not eligible for a payment were sent a final determination about their claim(s).

To see a copy of the Third Notice to Class Members who are not qualified for payment, please click here.

If you are a Class Member and received a notice of estimated settlement payment, you do not need to take any action to receive your payment.

Final Approval Hearing

The Final Approval Hearing is on July 21, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., First Circuit Court Kaʻahumanu Hale, 1111 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Please review the Court's instructions on how to attend via Zoom here.

You do not have to appear at the Final Approval Hearing to get your settlement payment.

Support or Object to the Settlement

You may submit a declaration to support the settlement. Please click here to get a copy of the Declaration in Support of the settlement. Your declaration must be submitted by July 6, 2023.

You also may appear and ask to be heard in support of the Settlement at the July 21, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Final Approval Hearing. Please notify the Claims Administrator by July 6, 2023, by mail addressed to P.O. Box 135035, Honolulu, HI 96801, or by email to if you wish to do so.

Please click here to find out how to object to the settlement. Your objection must be filed with the Court by July 6, 2023.

Relatives and Heirs – Deceased Class Members Information Forms

If you are a relative of a deceased Class Member and have not already done so, please submit a Deceased Class Member Information Request Form listing all the family members of the deceased Class Members as indicated on the form—spouses, children, grandchildren, etc.

Settlement Payment

The Court granted Final Approval to the Settlement on July 21, 2023. However, a date for payment distribution is not currently known and cannot be estimated. The delay is the result of a letter filed with the Court on August 17, 2023. On October 9, 2023, the Court announced it is treating the letter as an appeal. Please click here to read Class Counsel’s letter explaining the current status of the case.


If you have any questions, please contact the Claims Administrator immediately at or by calling 1-808-650-5551 or 1-833-639-1308 (Toll-Free).

Thank you for your continued patience and kōkua.