Kalima Lawsuit Settlement Distributions


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

Settlement checks have now been mailed to approximately 1,300 living Class Members.

Checks for amounts of $25,000 or more will require the signature of someone 18-years-old or older. If you receive your mail at a P.O. Box, please contact your P.O. Box manager to determine if special arrangements are necessary to provide the signature.

A small number of checks have been returned as undeliverable. If you are a Class Member and have not received your check, please contact the Claims Administrator using the contact information below.

If you are a Class Member or possible heir of a deceased Class Member and your address has changed recently, please update it by contacting the Claims Administrator or using the www.kalima-lawsuit.com website to fill out an updated Information Form.

In the next few weeks, implementation of the “Probate Plan” for Deceased Class Members will begin. Probate Special Master Emily Kawashima and Probate Special Counsel Scott Suzuki will be seeking Probate Court approval to direct payments to those entitled to the settlement funds of Deceased Class Members. This process is expected to take about two years to complete. Estates of Deceased Class Members with the most accurate and complete information about possible heirs will be processed first. Those with incomplete information will take longer.

A notice about the Probate Plan was mailed out by the Claims Administrator on Dec. 4, 2023, and contains detailed information about how the Probate Plan will work. Relatives of Deceased Class Members who have not already done so should submit a Deceased Class Member Information Form and Family Information Form. Both can be found at the Kalima website www.kalima-lawsuit.com. It is critical that these forms be completed and submitted to the Claims Administrator to facilitate prompt distributions.

Family members can find more information about how Deceased Class Members’ claims will be handled on www.kalima-lawsuit.com.

Please contact the Claims Administrator at info@kalima-lawsuit.com or at 1-808-650-5551 or 1-833-639-1308 (Toll-Free) if you have questions. If you are only available at limited times, please include that information in your message. Mahalo!