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Matthew T. Evans
Tred R. Eyerly Hawaii Supreme Court
Diane D. Hastert
Megumi Honami  Admin Law: Flores v. BLNR, SCT (Aug. 2018)(contested case)
Brooke H. Hunter
Christine A. Kubota
 Admin Law: Kalaeloa Ventures, LLC v. C&C of Honolulu, SCT (Jul.
Gregory W. Kugle 2018)(deadline to appeal)
Kenneth R. Kupchak
Christopher J.I. Leong  Condominium: Harrison v. Casa de Emdeko,Inc., SCT (Apr.
Denis C.H. Leong
Megan L.M. Lim1 2018)(limited common elements)
David P. McCauley
Mark M. Murakami
 Easements: Malulani Group, Ltd. v. Kaupo Ranch, Ltd., SCT (May
Veronica A. Nordyke 2018)(sdo)(implied easement test)
Anna H. Oshiro
Loren A. Seehase  Environmental: In Re MECO, Ltd., SCT (Dec. 2017)(Pollack, J.);
Douglas C. Smith
Robert H. Thomas2 Dissent (Nakayama, J.)
Ross Uehara-Tilton
Kelly Y. Uwaine
 Foreclosure: Peak Capital Group, LLC v. Robinson, Hawaii Supreme
Michael A. Yoshida Court (Dec. 2017)(tenant eviction, personal possessions)
Madeleine M.V. Young2
Joanna C. Zeigler  Foreclosure: Wells Fargo Bank v. Behrendt, SCT (March
2018)(purchaser right to challenge standing of mortgagee)
Of Counsel
R. Charles Bocken
 Land Court: Wells Fargo Bank v. Omiya, SCT (Jun 2018)(CT’s and
Jed Kurzban3 nonjudicial foreclosures)
Na Lan
Judith A. Schevtchuk  Hawaiian Homelands: Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Comm’n, SCT
C. F. Damon, Jr. (1926-2017) (Feb. 2018)(McKenna, J.); Dissent (Wilson, J.)
Charles W. Key (1929-2008)
 Quiet Title: Ibbetson v. Kaiawe, SCT (Jun 2018)(implied dedication)
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 Coastal Zone Management Act: Hilo Project, LLC v. County of Hawaii
Windward Planning Comm’n, ICA (Jan. 2018)(memo. op.)(SMA and
Public Trust)
Providing business clients
worldwide access to  Condominium: Sakal v. AOAO of Hawaiian Monarch, ICA (Jul.
sophisticated legal advice
and exceptional service. 2018)(memo. op.)(power of sale)
 Easements: Miller v. Waioli Corp.¸ICA (Feb. 2018)(memo.
op.)(easement by implied grant or HRS 7-1)
 Environmental: Pele Defense Fund v. DLNR, ICA (Jan. 2018)(memo.
op.)(EA/FONSI/Fees)
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 Foreclosure: HSBC Bank USA v. Yamashita, ICA (Dec.
2017)(standing to foreclose)
 Foreclosure/Land Court: Bowler v. Christiana Trust, ICA (Sep.
2018)(statute of limitation as offensive claim)
 Land Use: Cervelli v. Aloha Bed & Breakfast, ICA (Feb. 2018)(public
accommodation discrimination)
 Leases: Coggins v. Kona Seaside, Inc., ICA (Aug. 2018)(memo.
op)(assignment provision)
 Partition: Yoshimoto v. Lai, ICA (May 2018)(memo. op.)(equitable
adjustments)

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 End of Williamson County? Knick v. Township of Scott
 More Flood Liability: Tort vs. Inverse Condemnation Long v. South
Dakota (South Dakota, Nov. 2017)

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