August 2023 Update for Kalima v. DHHL Class Action


By Thomas Grande, Esq. And Carl Varady, Esq.

The Final Approval Hearing was July 21, 2023. Please go to for an update on the case status.

If the Settlement was approved, settlement payments will be mailed starting after Sept. 1, 2023.

Living class members should update their address and contact information if it has changed.

Heirs of Deceased Class Members (spouses, children) should complete a Deceased Class Member Information Request Form available at

Relatives of deceased class members may hire their own private attorney. If they do not, they will be part of the Probate Plan being implemented for class members. All heirs who are identified on Information Request Forms will be sent a Probate Notice sometime after September 1.

Please Join us at the 8-1-23 Talk Story for a Presentation by The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA). Please Visit www.kalima-lawsuit for Zoom instructions

CNHA will be available to assist class members of the Kalima Lawsuit who may have questions about the next steps after receiving the settlement. They understand the importance of ensuring your financial wellbeing and are committed to providing you with resources.

CNHA’s mission is to uplift the lāhui and all of Hawaiʻi. As a member-based nonprofit, they support underserved communities through programs and services that focus on community, economic, political, and cultural development.

Hawaiʻi’s largest Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) specializes in helping those who may not qualify for loans from traditional lending institutions. Their programs are designed to help ʻohana thrive, offering services such as homeownership planning, financial literacy, and counseling services. They also provide estate and wealth management resources to help you secure and maintain your assets for future generations.

Need kōkua? Contact CNHA at 808-596-8155 or