Courts in Hawaii
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In Hawaii, District Courts and Circuit Courts comprise the state's trial court division. Hawaii's Circuit Courts handle some criminal cases, probate and guardianship matters, and civil cases valued at more than $25,000. District Courts have jurisdiction over traffic, landlord-tenant, small claims, and county ordinance cases. Hawaii's Family Courts handle matters including delinquency, adoption, divorce, child support, domestic violence, and paternity. Hawaii's Land and Tax Appeal Court exclusively hears cases related to applications for the registration of title to land easements or land rights. Hawaii's appellate courts include the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Hawaii Supreme Court.

If you're seeking Hawaii court records, you can use the state's eCourt Kokua system (http://www.courts.state.hi.us/legal_references/records/jims_system_availability.html) to view information about appellate and Supreme Court cases, as well as traffic cases in the District Court. Hawaii court's other online database is Ho'ohiki (http://www.courts.state.hi.us/legal_references/records/hoohiki_disclaimer.html), which provides information regarding Circuit and Family Court cases, and some civil District court cases. Note that these databases aren't guaranteed to be complete or up-to-date. Although you can view case information and a list of documents in a case, to obtain copies of the actual Hawaii court documents, you'll need to contact the court that handled the matter in question.
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With three new council members weighing in for the first time, the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday is scheduled to decide whether to appeal a federal court ruling overturning the county’s ban on growing genetically modified crops in open-air conditions.
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For the first time in Hawaii's history and quite possibly in the nation two inmates have gotten married. 
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20, Dec 2014 - Bryan Singer, Other Sex Abuse Defendants Could Face Long Court Battle (Analysis)
The defendants say they were never on Hawaii with plaintiff Michael Egan, but that may not stop the local federal court from exercising jurisdiction. read more
20, Dec 2014 - Maui, HI Hawaiian driver who killed Wash. state woman gets 20 years
A 30-year-old Micronesian man with a history of driving while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a 2012 crash on Maui that killed a Washington state woman.
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The NBC exec sues after accuser Michael Egan withdrew his Hawaii case; but Egan has filed new cases in Los Angeles, and Ancier may be one of the defendants. read more
19, Dec 2014 - Gary Goddard Files Motion to Dismiss Sex Abuse Case, Includes 300 Pages of Evidence
Citing plaintiff Michael Egan’s own deposition and presenting voluminous evidence, Goddard urges the Hawaii court to find that he was never on the island with Egan and that the court therefore lacks jurisdiction. read more
19, Dec 2014 - New Yorker gets 33 months for threatening Hawaii congresswoman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New York man was sentenced on Monday to 33 months in prison for threatening Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, federal prosecutors said. Aniruddha Sherbow, 44, whose last known address was in Poughkeepsie, New York, was sentenced in U.S. District Court. He pleaded no contest in February to two charges of transmitting threats, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a ...
19, Dec 2014 - Hawaii Council votes to appeal ruling striking down GMO law
Hawaii County plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling invalidating a county law restricting genetically modified crops on the island. The County Council voted 5-4 to appeal the ruling, West Hawaii Today reported Thursday.
19, Dec 2014 - Honolulu, HI Hawaii judge blocks state move on aerial hunting
A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to exempt state employees and contractors from county and state laws banning aerial hunting.
19, Dec 2014 - Garth Ancier Files Motion to Dismiss Sex Abuse Case
Citing plaintiff Michael Egan III’s own deposition and arguing that he attempted to bribe a potential witness in an earlier abuse lawsuit, Ancier urges the Hawaii court to find that he was never on the island with Egan and that the court therefore lacks jurisdiction. read more
19, Dec 2014 - Bryan Singer Files Motion to Dismiss Sex Abuse Case
Citing plaintiff Michael Egan’s own deposition, Singer urges the Hawaii court to find that he was never on the island with Egan and that the court therefore lacks jurisdiction. read more
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