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By Thomas Grande, Esq. and Carl Varadyo
Class members in the Kalima v. State of Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Home Lands Trust litigation were sent a Second Notice after Jan. 31, 2023, to inform them of the case status.
There are four types of notices.
Class members who opted out or settled their cases will receive a Settlement/Opt-Out Notice informing them that they are not entitled to a settlement payment because they excluded themselves from the case.
Class members who do not meet the criteria of HRS Chapter 674 will receive a No Claim Notice. These class members are not entitled to a settlement payment because they did not file a claim with the Hawaiian Claims Panel, suffered a breach of trust after June 30, 1988, or for other reasons do not meet the criteria of HRS Chapter 674. No Claim class members have the right to opt out of the case and pursue their own cases.
Class members with construction defect claims for DHHL-developed houses developed lands will receive a Construction Claim Notice.
Class members with delay claims will receive a Waiting List notice. These class members will be presented with the starting and ending dates for their claim for each type of homestead they applied for.
Please review these notices carefully. If you wish to submit corrections or to opt of the case, you must do so by April 3, 2023.
Who to Contact
If you have further questions, please contact the Claims Administrator. Email email@example.com or call 1-808-650-5551 or 1-833-639-1308 (Toll-Free).