July 12, 2013
AOAO QUEEN EMMA GARDENS and TOUCHSTONE PROPERTIES, LTD., Respondents/Appellants-Respondents/Appellees,
TOMMY WAI HUNG MA and SINDY YEE MA, Petitioners/Appellees-Petitioners/Appellants, and OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS, CONDOMINIUM DISPUTE RESOLUTION PILOT PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, STATE OF HAWAI'I, Respondents/Appellees/Appellees.
CERTIORARI TO THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS (ICA NO. 30694; CIVIL NO. 09-1-1257)
Stephen M. Shaw, for petitioners
Keith K. Hiraoka, Shannon L. Wack, Jodie D. Roeca, for respondents AOAO Queen Emma Gardens and Touchstone Properties, Ltd.
Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, Acoba, McKenna, and Pollack, JJ.
ORDER DISMISSING APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI
Upon review of the record, it appears that: (1) prior to the issuance of the judgment on appeal, Plaintiffs/Appellees/ Petitioners-Appellants Tommy Wai Hung Ma and Sindy Yee Ma (Petitioners) filed an Application for Writ of Certiorari to the Hawai'i Supreme Court or Alternatively for Transfer (Hawai'i Rules of Appellate Procedure (HRAP) Rule 40.1, 40.2) challenging the denial of attorneys' fees; (2) after the issuance of the judgment on appeal, Petitioners requested, and the appellate clerk entered, a thirty-day extension of time to file an application for a writ of certiorari; (3) Petitioners should raise all issues related to this case, including the denial of attorneys' fees, in a single application for writ of certiorari; and (4) the application for transfer is untimely. Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Application for Writ of Certiorari to the Hawai'i Supreme Court or Alternatively for Transfer (HRAP Rule 40.1, 40.2) is dismissed. This dismissal is without prejudice to Petitioners filing, within the time provided by the June 17, 2013 clerk's extension, an application for a writ of certiorari, which may include the points presented in the dismissed application.