Hawaii Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Hawaii or Court of Appeals of Hawaii where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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State v. Tarape - 6/14/2005
FOR PUBLICATION WATANABE, ACTING C.J., AND LIM, J.; WITH FOLEY, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY AND DISSENTING Pro se Defendant-Appellant Donna May Tarape (Tarape) appeals from the oral pronouncement by the District Court of the...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Au - 6/7/2005
FOR PUBLICATION MOON, C.J., LEVINSON AND NAKAYAMA, JJ., CIRCUIT JUDGE CRANDALL, IN PLACE OF ACOBA, J., RECUSED, AND CIRCUIT JUDGE WONG, IN PLACE OF DUFFY, J., RECUSED. The Disciplinary Board (the Board) filed a report and...

Oahu Transit Services - 5/31/2005
FOR PUBLICATION MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, ACOBA, AND DUFFY, JJ. Plaintiff-appellant Oahu Transit Services, Inc. (OTS) and third-party defendant-appellant City and County of Honolulu [hereinafter, "the City"] appeal...

State v. Rees - 5/27/2005
FOR PUBLICATION BURNS, C.J., WATANABE AND LIM, JJ. Defendant-Appellant Timothy C. Rees (Rees) appeals from the district court's March 23, 2004 Judgment finding him "guilty" of the offense of "Expired Safety Sticker[,]"...

Aames Funding Corp. v. Mores - 4/22/2005
FOR PUBLICATION Defendants-Appellants Ponciano Millora Mores and Patricia Rosete Mores (the Moreses) appeal from the October 11, 2001 order of the district court of the first circuit (the district court) granting a writ of...

State v. Limoz - 4/15/2005
FOR PUBLICATION Travis Anthony Limoz (Defendant, Appellant or Travis) appeals the August 22, 2002 judgment of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (circuit court) that convicted him, after a bench trial, of reckless...

Gonzales v. Dai-Tokyo Royal State Insurance Co. - 3/7/2005
FOR PUBLICATION Plaintiff-appellant Bernardo Gonzales appeals from the February 14, 2003 judgment of the first circuit court, the Honorable Richard Pollack presiding, in favor of defendant-appellee Dai-Tokyo Royal State Insurance...

Olson v. Coronel - 2/11/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Defendant-appellee/cross-appellant and defendant-appellee/cross-appellant Paul Kay Coronel (Coronel) appeals from the June 15, 2000 judgment of the circuit court of the third...

State v. Kaapuni - 2/11/2005
Defendant-Appellant Jon Hans Kaapuni (Kaapuni) appeals from the November 21, 2003 judgment,entered in the District Court of the Second Circuit by Judge Douglas H. Ige, convicting Kaapuni of (1) Driving Under the Influence of...

Dacanay v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. - 2/9/2005
FOR PUBLICATION This secondary appeal by Respondent/Appellant-Appellant Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. (Liberty Mutual) stems from an administrative proceeding initiated by Claimant/Appellee-Appellee Flor Dacanay (Dacanay) before...

Chun v. Board of Trustees of the Employees' Retirement System of State of Hawaii - 1/31/2005
FOR PUBLICATION The appellees-appellants/appellees-appellees Board of Trustees of the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii [hereinafter, "the Board"] and the ERS [collectively hereinafter, "the ERS"] appeal...

Cenal v. Ragunton - 12/27/2004
FOR PUBLICATION Plaintiffs-Appellants Anatalia Cenal (Anatalia) and Michael Cenal (Michael) (collectively, the Cenals) appeal from the Judgment filed on February 3, 2003 in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (circuit court). ...

Bynum v. Magno - 11/18/2004
FOR PUBLICATION ACOBA, J., CIRCUIT JUDGE POLLACK, IN PLACE OF NAKAYAMA, J., RECUSED, AND CIRCUIT JUDGE DEL ROSARIO, ASSIGNED BY REASON OF VACANCY; AND MOON, C.J., DISSENTING, WITH WHOM LEVINSON, J., JOINS We have...

French v. Hawaii Pizza Hut - 9/30/2004
FOR PUBLICATION LEVINSON, ACOBA, AND DUFFY, JJ.; WITH MOON, C.J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY AND DISSENTING; AND NAKAYAMA, J., DISSENTING We hold that the record in this case on the issue of whether a lifting restriction...

[T] Chung v. GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co. - 9/9/2004
Katherine Sagon Chung (Claimant) appeals the July 23, 2002 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) which affirmed the September 28, 2000 decision the Director of Labor and Industrial...

Ho v. Nishijima - 12/30/2003
Plaintiffs-appellants/cross-appellees Byung H. Ho (Mr. Ho) and Moon S. Ho (Mrs. Ho) [hereinafter, collectively, "the Hos"] appeal from (1) the August 20, 1998 judgment of the circuit court of the first circuit, the Honorable Marie N....

Ditto v. McCurdy - 12/3/2003
FOR PUBLICATION In this consolidated appeal, plaintiff-appellant/cross-appellee Janie Ditto, defendant-appellee/cross-appellant John A. McCurdy, Jr., and garnishee-appellee/cross-appellant Pacific Century Trust, fka Hawaiian...

State v. Chun - 9/25/2003
FOR PUBLICATION The defendant-appellant Llewelyn Chun appeals from the judgment of the district court of the first circuit, the Honorable Leslie A. Hayashi presiding, entered on November 18, 1998, regarding Chun's no contest plea...

Nacino v. Koller - 6/30/2003
*NOT FOR PUBLICATION * I. On October 21, 2002, this court granted the petition of Petitioner/Appellant-Appellee Gerry Nacino (Petitioner) for a writ of certiorari to review the decision by the Intermediate Court of Appeals...

Ferrer v. Ngo - 6/20/2003
FOR PUBLICATION Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee Daniel T. Ngo (Ngo) appeals and Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant Francisco Q. Ferrer (Ferrer) cross-appeals from the December 11, 2001 Judgment on All Claims and Parties...

Jou v. Medical Insurance Exhcange of California - 5/30/2003
Emerson M.F. Jou, M.D. (Jou or Plaintiff), appeals the July 27, 2001 final judgment of the circuit court of the first circuit, the Honorable Eden Elizabeth Hifo, judge presiding, that dismissed all claims Jou asserted in his second...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Trask - 2/28/2003
ORDER OF SUSPENSION Upon consideration of the Disciplinary Board's report and recommendation for the suspension of Respondent Arthur K. Trask, Jr. (Respondent Trask), from the practice of law, the record, and the parties' briefs,...

Minakami v. Ninakami - 2/7/2003
Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee Melvin Tooru Minakami (Melvin) appeals from the following actions by the Family Court of the First Circuit Court entered on February 20, 2001: (1) "Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order...

Bobbitt v. Chow - 1/30/2003
In this medical malpractice case, Plaintiff-Appellant Janet M. Bobbitt (Bobbitt) appeals from the November 28, 2001 Judgment entered by Judge Dan T. Kochi in favor of Defendants-Appellees Gregory H. Chow, M.D. (Dr. Chow), and...

Nowicki v. Nowicki - 1/29/2003
ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL In this workers' compensation case, Claimant Jacek Nowicki (Nowicki) appeals, pro se, the September 27, 2000 order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) that granted a February...

O'Connor v. Wong - 1/28/2003
Plaintiff-Appellant Steven S. O'Connor (O'Connor) appeals from the August 2, 2001 Judgment entered by Judge Russell Blair in favor of Defendants-Appellees Norbert Wong, M.D. (Dr. Wong), The Emergency Group, Inc. (EGI), Michael...

Davenport v. City and County of Honolulu - 12/30/2002
LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ.; MOON, C.J., DISSENTING; AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY I. INTRODUCTION Petitioner/employer-appellee City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu Fire Department ("the Department")...

Kawakami v. City and County of Honolulu - 12/24/2002
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ., AND ACOBA, J., DISSENTING I. INTRODUCTION Claimant-Appellant Richard S. Kawakami appeals the decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board ("Board")...

Sales v. Kapiolani Medical Center - 12/24/2002
ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL In this workers' compensation case, Claimant Corazon Y. Sales (Sales) appeals the November 28, 2000 order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) that adopted the Board's November...

In re Claim of Hoffacker - 12/17/2002
WATANABE, ACTING C.J., LIM, AND FOLEY, JJ. This secondary appeal by Claimant-Appellant Melvin Hoffacker (Hoffacker) challenges the Final Judgment entered by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (the circuit court) on May 8,...

Dowsett v. Morris - 11/29/2002
Plaintiff-Appellant Nina Dowsett (Dowsett) appeals the August 29, 2000 judgment of the circuit court of the first circuit, the Honorable Karen N. Blondin, judge presiding. Dowsett also appeals the following orders of the court...

Doe Parents No. 1 v. State - 11/27/2002
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ., AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY The plaintiffs-appellants/cross-appellees in this consolidated appeal are two minor children and their respective parents [hereinafter,...

Kamaunu v. Kaaea - 11/7/2002
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, AND ACOBA, JJ. Petitioner-plaintiff-appellee Benjamin Kamaunu (Plaintiff) timely applied for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) in Kamaunu...

Eto v. Muranaka - 11/6/2002
We hold that an alleged tortfeasor not found in Hawaii, who is a citizen and resident of Japan, was amenable to service under Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) §§ 634-35 (1993) and 634-36 (1993), and the Convention on the Service Abroad of...

Flores v. Barretto - 9/24/2002
NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, AND ACOBA, JJ.; ACOBA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY, WITH WHOM RAMIL, J., JOINS; AND MOON, C.J., DISSENTING, WITH WHOM LEVINSON, J., JOINS Plaintiff-appellant Seagram Flores appeals from the judgment of the fifth...

Carlyle v. Queen's Medical Center - 9/20/2002
In this workers' compensation case, Claimant-Appellant Kathleen G. Carlyle (Claimant) appeals the December 19, 2000 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board of the State of Hawaii (the Board). The...

Nacino v. Chandler - 9/11/2002
The sole issue presented by this appeal is whether the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (the circuit court) properly reduced from $141,422.19 to $21,213.33 the medical assistance lien which the State of Hawaii, Department of Human...

Crowley v. City and County of Honolulu - 9/9/2002
Employer-Appellant, self-insured, City and County of Honolulu, Wastewater Management, nka Department of Environmental Services (Employer), appeals the February 14, 2000 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals...

Nacino v. Chandler - 8/30/2002
The sole issue presented by this appeal is whether the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (the circuit court) properly reduced from $141,422.19 to $21,213.33 the medical assistance lien which the State of Hawaii, Department of Human...

Stallworth v. Boren - 8/20/2002
In this medical malpractice action, Defendants-Appellants George S. Boren, M.D. (Dr. Boren), George S. Boren, M.D., Inc. and Maui Radiology Consultants (collectively, the Boren Defendants) appeal, by leave of court to take an...

Child Support Enforcement Agency v. Doe - 8/9/2002
Petitioner/plaintiff-appellee Child Support Enforcement Agency, State of Hawaii (CSEA), and petitioners/defendants-appellees Jane Roe (Mother) and Lloyd Y. Asato, Special Administrator for the Estate of John Roe (Putative Father)...

Zanakis-Pico v. Cutter Dodge - 6/14/2002
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, AND ACOBA, JJ.; WITH ACOBA, J., ALSO CONCURRING SEPARATELY The plaintiffs-appellants/cross-appellees, Mary Zanakis-Pico and Thomas M. Pico (the Picos) appeal from the amended judgment of the...

McKenzie v. Hawaii Permanente Medical Group - 6/10/2002
Plaintiffs Carole McKenzie, individually and as Prochein Ami for Kathyrn McKenzie, a minor, and Roger McKenzie [hereinafter, collectively, the McKenzies] filed an action in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii...

Kamaunu v. Kaaea - 3/28/2002
This appeal stems from a judgment entered by the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (the circuit court), following a trial denovo requested by Defendant-Appellant Garth Kaaea (Defendant) after an arbitrator appointed under the Court...

Munoz v. Chandler - 2/21/2002
Plaintiffs-Appellants Connie B. Munoz (Connie) and Peter Muñoz (Peter) (collectively, the Munozes or Appellants) appeal from the May 10, 2000 judgment entered by the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (the circuit court), Judge Joseph...

Miyashiro v. Hiatt - 2/20/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER The plaintiffs-appellants Nelson Miyashiro, individually and as special administrator of the Estate of Hiroko Miyashiro, and Larry S. Miyashiro, Jeffrey S. Miyashiro, and Linda N. Yoshimoto [hereinafter,...

Setala v. J.C. Penney Company - 2/8/2002
LEVINSON, RAMIL, AND ACOBA, JJ.; WITH MOON, C.J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY, AND WITH WHOM NAKAYAMA, J., JOINS We hold that a notice of appeal is deemed "filed" for purposes of Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure (HRAP) Rule 4(a) on...

Goers v. Dirty Dan's Hawaii - 2/5/2002
Merrill P. Goers, nka Merrill P. West (Appellant), appeals the June 20, 2000 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) that affirmed the October 4, 1996 decision of the Director of Labor and...

Sprague v. California Pacific Bankers & Insurance Ltd. - 12/27/2001
Plaintiffs/Appellants/Cross-Appellees Terri Sprague, individually and as Conservator of the Estate of William S. Adams and Grace P. Adams, Deceased; Dana Adams; and Brian Adams (collectively Plaintiffs) appeal from the following...

Nelson v. University of Hawaii - 12/11/2001
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, and ACOBA, JJ., and RAMIL, J., DISSENTING Plaintiff-appellant Karyn Nelson brought an action against defendants-appellees the University of Hawaii, Bart Buxton (Dr. Buxton), and Kwok W. Ho (Dr. Ho)...

Guth v. Freeland - 7/31/2001
Plaintiffs-appellants Naomi Guth, Malcolm Akiona, Lawrence Akiona, Darryl Akiona, Dennis Akiona, Matthew Akiona, and Alberta Alphin (collectively, Plaintiffs) appeal from the final judgment of the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit,...

State v. Pesentheiner - 3/5/2001
Following a bench trial in the district court of the first circuit, Defendant-Appellant Armand Pesentheiner was convicted of harassment, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 711-1106(1)(a), and sentenced to pay a $100 fine....

Gepaya v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. - 12/20/2000
MOON, C.J., DISSENTING We hold that the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (the court) committed plain error in a Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 658-8 proceeding to confirm an arbitration award when it determined a legal...

State v. Rauch - 12/6/2000
The defendant-appellant Lovisa Rauch appeals from the first circuit court's amended judgment of conviction of and sentence for the offense of reckless manslaughter, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 707-702 (1993 &...

Korsak v. Hawaii Permanente Medical Group - 11/28/2000
Petitioner-appellee Hawaii Permanente Group, Inc. (Kaiser) timely applied to this court for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) in Korsak v. Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Inc., No....

Nakamura v. State - 9/26/2000
Claimant-appellant Bruce Nakamura (Nakamura) appeals the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board's (the Board) August 12, 1998 Decision and Order, that affirmed the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Disability...

Schmalz v. Goldblatt - 9/22/2000
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Upon carefully reviewing the record and the briefs submitted by the parties and having given due consideration to the arguments advanced and the issues raised by the parties, we hold that: (1) the...

Vega v. Vega - 9/13/2000
Plaintiff-Appellant Leo B. Vega (Leo) appeals the family court's July 13, 1999 Order Denying Alimony. In the process, he challenges parts of the family court's August 17, 1999 Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (August 17, 1999...

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Cusmano - 8/1/2000
Cusmano Opinion-Revised Draft DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL'S PETITION FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND/OR ORDERS On November 10, 1999, Brian C. Means, Trustee of the files of Respondent Mark Matthew Cusmano [hereinafter, Means or "the...

Crichfield v. Grand Wailea Company - 7/31/2000
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, JJ., AND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE NAKAMURA, ASSIGNED BY REASON OF VACANCY The plaintiffs-appellants Cheryl Crichfield ("Cheryl") and Gary Crichfield ("Gary") [collectively, "the Crichfields"]...

Doe v. City and County of Honolulu - 3/15/2000
In this alleged "medical torts" case, Plaintiff-Appellant Jane Doe (Jane) appeals the circuit court's January 22, 1999 Judgment. We vacate the January 22, 1999 Judgment and remand for the entry of an order dismissing Jane's Complaint...

Bocalbos v. Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children - 3/9/2000
We hold in this appeal from the March 14, 1997 "Second Amended Order and Decision" of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) by Claimant-Appellant Mila Bocalbos (Bocalbos) that Bocalbos was entitled to medical...

Diary Road Partners v. Shell Oil Company - 2/1/2000
As amended March 6, 2000. DAIRY ROAD PARTNERS, DBA DAIRY ROAD SHELL, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE/CROSS-APPELLANT, AND SHELL OIL COMPANY, PLAINTIFF, V. ISLAND INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., A HAWAI`I CORPORATION,...

Sousaris v. Miller - 1/31/2000
We accepted the application for a writ of certiorari of petitioner-respondent-appellant Barry D. Miller, M.D. (Dr. Miller), dba Center for Cosmetic Surgery, to review the opinion of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) in Sousaris...

Stender v. Vincent - 1/31/2000
As amended March 18, 2000. TERRI-LYNN STENDER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT OF FRIEND TO STEPHEN I. ADAMS-STENDER AND SHERYL-LYNN A. ADAMS STENDER, RESPONDENTS-PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS/CROSS-APPELLEES, V. CHARLES K. VINCENT, JR.; STATE...

Garcia v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals - 6/9/1999
OPINION OF THE COURT BY RAMIL, J. After a work-related accident, plaintiffs-appellants/ cross-appellees Deogracias T. Garcia, Jr. (Deogracias) and Sheila J. Garcia (Sheila) brought a multicount complaint against...

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. Pacific Rent- All Inc. - 5/28/1999
In this negligence and strict products liability action, plaintiffs-appellants State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (State Farm Fire), State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (State Farm Auto), HBIF, Limited (HBIF), Gregory...

County of Kaua v. Scottsdale Insurance Co. - 5/27/1999
On March 22, 1999, we granted the petitioner-defendant-appellee Scottsdale Insurance Co., Inc.'s (Scottsdale) application for a writ of certiorari to review the memorandum opinion of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) in County of...

Amantiad v. Odum - 5/20/1999
The instant appeal arises from the circuit court's denial of plaintiff-appellant Michael Amantiad's Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure (HRCP) Rule 60(b) motion to vacate the circuit court's August 26, 1997 order granting...

Ditto v. McCurdy - 5/12/1999
Defendant-appellant John A. McCurdy, Jr. (McCurdy or Defendant) has taken consolidated appeals from the first circuit court's (1) August 19, 1998 order granting in part and denying in part plaintiff-appellee Janie Ditto's motion for...

Gamata v. Allstate Insurance Co. - 4/28/1999
BURNS, C.J., WATANABE, AND ACOBA, JJ. We hold that under the Hawaii motor vehicle insurance law, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) chapter 431:10C (1993) (the no-fault law), no-fault benefits are expenses which are appropriate,...

Government Employees Insurance Co. v. Hyman - 3/18/1999
MOON, C.J., KLEIN, LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ. Respondent-appellant-appellant Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) appeals the first circuit court's order and judgment affirming the final order of...

Bocalbos v. Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children - 3/17/1999
CERTIORARI TO THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS MOON, C.J., KLEIN, LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ. We granted petitioner-appellant Mila Bocalbos's (claimant) application for a writ of certiorari to review the opinion of...

Leong v. Sears Roebuck and Company - 12/14/1998
ORIGINAL PROCEEDING FROM ORDER CERTIFYING QUESTION TO THE SUPREME COURT OF HAWAII The plaintiff-appellee Doris C.C. Leong (Leong), individually and on behalf of Kamalii Leong (Kamalii), filed a complaint in the first circuit...

Dubin v. Wakuzawa - 12/1/1998
The plaintiff-appellant Gary V. Dubin appeals from the final judgment and order granting the motion of the defendant-appellee Wynn Wakuzawa, M.D., to dismiss the first amended complaint, which was joined by the defendants-appellees The...

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