25, Oct 2014 - Kauai, HI 10 years for man who broke into vacation rental
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after violating terms of his probation for a 2012 burglary of a Kauai vacation rental. Noel Kinney pleaded no contest to breaking into the Hanalei vacation rental, saying he needed money to buy ...
25, Oct 2014 - Bar Association gives thumbs-down to Masunaga as judge
The Hawaii State Bar Association says longtime county employee Margaret Masunaga is not qualified to be a district court judge for the 3rd Circuit.
25, Oct 2014 - Travel Agent Pleads Guilty to $360,000 Willard Band Scam
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Utah man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which cancelled a Hawaii trip for more than 300 students and chaperones. Calliope R. Saaga, also known as Ope, 40, of Saratoga Springs, Utah, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. In January 2011, Saaga was doing business as Present America Tours, LLC and ...
24, Oct 2014 - Lawyer urges judge to invalidate Big Island GMO law
A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County's law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops is asking a judge to make the same decision he recently made for Kauai's law. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren is hearing arguments Tuesday in the group's lawsuit. He's the judge who ruled in August that a Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of ...
24, Oct 2014 - Hawaii, HI Ex-guard, inmate convicted in gang trial
HONOLULU (AP) Jurors have convicted a former guard and an inmate of charges related to their roles in a Hawaii prison gang. The jury reached its verdict Friday in a trial that has provided an inside look at the operations of the "USO Family" prison gang.
24, Oct 2014 - Honolulu, HI $1.5 million settlement proposed in 2011 fireworks blast at Oahu storage bunker that killed 5
HONOLULU, Hawaii - A company sued by the families of five workers killed when seized fireworks exploded in an Oahu storage bunker in 2011 has proposed a $1.5 million settlement.
24, Oct 2014 - Senate confirms 3 for Oahu, Hawaii bench
The state Senate has confirmed the appointments of three judges.
23, Oct 2014 - Judge to hear arguments in Big Island GMO lawsuit
HONOLULU (AP) - A federal magistrate judge will be hearing arguments a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Hawaii County's law restricting the use of genetically modified crops. Big Island agriculture groups and farmers filed a lawsuit in federal court in June seeking to overturn the law, which went into ...
23, Oct 2014 - Lawyer urges judge to invalidate Big Isle GMO law
HONOLULU (AP) - A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County's law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops is asking a judge to make the same decision he recently made for Kauai's law. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren is hearing arguments Tuesday in the group's ...
23, Oct 2014 - Federal judge to hear arguments in Big Island GMO lawsuit
HONOLULU — A federal magistrate judge will be hearing arguments a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of genetically modified crops.
23, Oct 2014 - Voters to decide on mandatory retirement age for judges
Judges in Hawaii, including justices of the state Supreme Court, are forced to retire when they reach the age of 70. But how old is too old?
23, Oct 2014 - Senate committee endorses Masunaga for judge
The state Senate Judiciary Committee gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to the confirmation of Margaret Masunaga as a district judge in Kona, despite a negative rating by the Hawaii State Bar Association.
22, Oct 2014 - Hawaii gay marriage lawsuit declared moot
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling quietly gives closure to a last-ditch court fight against Hawaii's gay marriage law. The appeals court issued an opinion earlier this month declaring moot a lawsuit filed by a Hawaii couple seeking to marry before the state legalized gay marriage last year. The couple sought to dismiss the case after they were legally allowed to get married but ...
22, Oct 2014 - Hawaii judge rules employer's arbitration policy is not enforceable
(10/17) After an employee sued, claiming she was terminated for race and age discrimination and whistleblowing, her former employer asked a federal judge in Hawaii to compel her to arbitrate her claims pursuant to its arbitration policy.
22, Oct 2014 - Hawaii State Bar questions judicial nominatio
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Public officials are defending a Hawaii County lawyer after the Hawaii State Bar Association deemed her unqualified to be a district judge.