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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23, Apr 2014 - Judge denies bail in Hawaii dismemberment case
A judge in Hawaii has denied bail for a Southern California man accused of killing a man whose dismembered body was found in an Oahu ravine.
23, Apr 2014 - Holualoa, HI Big Island woman pleaded not guilty in shooting case
A Big Island woman accused of shooting a man near Holualoa last month has pleaded not guilty. West Hawaii Today reports 22-year-old Randi-Keli Banagan appeared in circuit court via video conference. She faces nearly 20 charges, the most serious being attempted murder. Police say last month Banagan allegedly shot a man with a rifle after picking him and his girlfriend up near Captain Cook Road ...
23, Apr 2014 - ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexual Abuse Of Teenage Boy In 1999; Director
“X-Men” director Bryan Singer was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday in Hawaii federal court, for sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1999. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, Michael Egan, accused the director of sexually molesting him at a house in Encino, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of California, and reportedly accused Singer of giving him cocaine.
23, Apr 2014 - Kealakekua, HI Trial dates set for alleged escapees
Two men accused of a brazen violent daytime jailbreak from Hawaii Community Correctional Center in late 2012 have been given separate trial dates.
23, Apr 2014 - Kealakekua, HI Trial dates slated for inmates accused of violent jailbreak
Two men accused of a violent daytime jailbreak from Hawaii Community Correctional Center in late 2012 have been given separate trial dates.
23, Apr 2014 - Bryan Singer's Lawyer Slams Sex Allegations in Detailed Response: We Have Proof My Client Was N
“X-Men” director Bryan Singer's attorney is firing back at claims that his client molested Michael Egan in Hawaii nearly 15 years ago, which were alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal court last week. Hollywood veteran lawyer Marty Singer provided TheWrap with the following detailed response to Egan attorney Jeff Herman's suggestion Monday that Singer was trying to intimidate him and his client ...
23, Apr 2014 - Honolulu, HI Federal inmates in Honolulu start hunger strike, attorney says
Months after more than a dozen members of Hawaii's largest and most powerful prison gang were put behind bars they have started a hunger strike.
23, Apr 2014 - Michael Wilson sworn in as associate justice on Hawaii Supreme Court
In a room full of lawyers and politicians, former Circuit Court Judge Michael Wilson was sworn in on Thursday as the newest associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.  ...
23, Apr 2014 - Lawsuit accuses 3 more entertainment figures of child sex abuse in Hawaii
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him. The allegations in the latest lawsuits filed by Michael Egan III are substantially similar to his legal action against Singer. That lawsuit accuses the director of abusing him between the ...
23, Apr 2014 - Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing 17-Year-Old Boy in 1999
UPDATED: A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii Federal Court alleges that Singer raped the boy, used other force and forced him to inhale cocaine. Singer's lawyer calls the suit "absurd and defamatory." read more
23, Apr 2014 - Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Underage Boy
According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii, the 'X Men' director sexually abused Michael Egan in 1999 when he was 17 years old.
22, Apr 2014 - Marine accused of prostitute murder in Hawaii goes on trial
A Marine stationed in Japan but charged with the murder of a prostitute visiting Hawaii is scheduled to go on trial this week.
22, Apr 2014 - Micronesian health benefits to continue
HONOLULU (AP) The state attorney general says Hawaii will continue to provide health benefits for Micronesia migrants until a lawsuit on the issue is resolved.
22, Apr 2014 - Groups, companies settle Maui water dispute
Native Hawaiian and environmental groups are settling a decade-long dispute with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar and Wailuku Water Co. over the diversion of water from four Maui streams. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday the state attorney general and the state Commission on Water Resource Management reviewed and approved the agreement. Earthjustice attorney Isaac ...
22, Apr 2014 - Nakamoto appointed as Big Island family judge
The Hawaii state Judiciary says a Hilo lawyer has been appointed as a family court judge on the Big Island.
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