NOT FOR PUBLICATION
IN THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS
AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, a municipal corporation,
Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ATTRACTIONS HAWAII, et al.,
Defendants-Appellees, and JOHN DOES 301-350, et al.,
Defendants, and JOSEPHINE H. RABAGO, et al., (Denied)
FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT
(Civ. No. 01-1-3622-12)
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER
(By: Watanabe, Acting C.J., Lim, and Nakamura, JJ.)
On March 17, 2003, Josephine H. Rabago (Rabago), pro se, filed a "Motion to Intervention" in the action. Attached to her motion were: (1) a declaration, in which Rabago appears to claim that she owns an interest in the land being condemned because she is an heir to Kilinahe Puahi, also known as Puahi Kilinahe (Puahi), who died on March 9, 1910; (2) a "Decree Determining and Declaring Heirs," apparently filed in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (the circuit court) on March 21, 1990 in a special proceeding to determine and declare the heirs of Puahi, "an established heir of Charles Kanaina, as determined in the Estate of Charles Kanaina, P. No. 2426, Supreme Court of Hawai`i, and in the Estate of Kilinahe, Probate No. 2124, Supreme Court of Hawai`i"; and (3) a genealogy chart of Puahi's heirs. Rabago did not explain why the materials attached to her motion established her right to intervene in the action.
In a subsequent memorandum filed on April 7, 2003, Rabago claimed that she and her
family were declared Heirs by blood to the Royal family by the Court on March 21, 1990, Heirs to [Puahi] brother of Charles Kanaina, cousins to Kamehameha I, II, III, IV, V, Bernice Puahi, Victoria Kamamalu, Ruth Keelikolani, David Kalakaua, Victoria Kaiulani, Miriam Likelike, Matiaio Kekuanaoa, Queen Emm [sic], and sister Kalama as to the genealogy of Kilinahe makes the Family Defendant [Rabago] cousins to the mentioned names herein Royal blood as the family in their will claim and to my Heirs.(Upper case formatting omitted.) However, Rabago did not explain or provide any documentation of the Royal family's interest in the lands in question. Rabago also did not indicate the member of the Royal family through whom she claimed an interest in the lands.
By an order filed on June 20, 2003 and signed by Judge Gary W.B. Chang, the circuit court denied Rabago's "Motion to Intervention." This appeal followed.
Rabago claims that the circuit court improperly denied her "Motion to Intervention." Based on our review of the record, particularly the materials and exhibits submitted by Rabago, we conclude that the circuit court did not err in denying Rabago's "Motion to Intervention."
Accordingly, we affirm the June 20, 2003 order entered by the circuit court that denied Rabago's "Motion to Intervention."
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai`i, June 21, 2004.