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Bouley v. Honorable Judges of Second Circuit Court

Supreme Court of Hawaii

June 24, 2014

BRIAN J. BOULEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE BRIAN J. BOULEY LIVING TRUST, DATED JANUARY 18, 200 6; CORINNE BOULEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE C. BOULEY LIVING TRUST, DATED JANUARY 18, 2006, Petitioner,
v.
THE HONORABLE JUDGES OF THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT, STATE OF HAWAI'I, Respondent Judges, and DB PRIVATE WEALTH MORTGAGE, LTD, a New York corporation, Respondent.

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING (CIV. NO. 11-1-0525(2))

Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson, JJ.

ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS AND FOR AN EMERGENCY STAY

Upon consideration of Petitioners' application for writ of mandamus and for an emergency stay, filed on June 9, 2014, the documents attached thereto and submitted in support thereof, and the record, it appears that Petitioners fail to demonstrate that the Respondent Judges are exceeding their jurisdiction, committing a flagrant and manifest abuse of discretion, or refusing to act in ordering the posting of a supersedeas bond and the setting of a bond amount for a stay during the pendency of an appeal. Moreover, Petitioners have already sought relief in their appeal. A writ of mandamus, therefore, is not warranted. See Kema v. Gaddis, 91 Hawai'i 200, 204-05, 982 P.2d 334, 338-39 (1999) (a writ of mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that will not issue unless the petitioner demonstrates a clear and indisputable right to relief and a lack of alternative means to redress adequately the alleged wrong or obtain the requested action; where a court has discretion to act, mandamus will not lie to interfere with or control the exercise of that discretion, even if the judge acted erroneously, unless the judge has exceeded his or her jurisdiction, has committed a flagrant and manifest abuse of discretion, or has refused to act on a subject properly before the court under circumstances in which the court has a legal duty to act); Shanghai Inv. Co. v. Alteka Co., Ltd., 92 Hawai'i 482, 503, 993 P.2d 516, 537 (2000) (the amount of a bond or alternative security sufficient to protect the rights of an appellee is committed to the sound discretion of the trial court), overruled on other grounds by Blair v. Ing, 96 Hawai'i 327, 31 P.3d 184 (2001). Accordingly,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the application for a writ of mandamus and for an emergency stay is denied.


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