Hawaii Supreme Court to hear The Malulani Group, Limited v. Kaupo Ranch LTD
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear the case of The Malulani Group, Limited v. Kaupo Ranch LTD and heirs and/or devisees of Hamole at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, May 3.
The Malulani Group Limited came to the Hawaii Supreme Court after it argued the decision of the Intermediate Court of Appeals. "Although that issue has been addressed by the Intermediate Court of Appeals, it has never been decided by the Hawaii Supreme Court. The case also raises an additional question, whether the statute of limitations in HRS § 657–31 applies to an implied easement by necessity," the court states.
The original case revolved around the unity of ownership by a common grantor required for an implied easement by necessity may be satisfied if the Kingdom of Hawaii is the “common grantor.”
Hawaii Supreme Court case number SCAP-16-0000508