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Cormier v. Family Court of First Circuit

Supreme Court of Hawaii

January 21, 2015

Q. BRITT CORMIER, Petitioner,
v.
THE FAMILY COURT OF THE FIRST CIRCUIT, STATE OF HAWAI'I, Respondent.

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING

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

ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

Upon consideration of the document submitted by Petitioner Q. Britt Cormier entitled, "Notice of Appeal from the Family Court First Circuit for not Filing Documents, " which was filed as a petition for a writ of mandamus on December 8, 2014, the document attached thereto and submitted in support thereof, and the record, it appears that (1) the first circuit family court has filed several petitions for temporary restraining orders in which Petitioner sought relief against Kayla M. Malsol and Charisse Gali, and (2) the most recent petitions were filed in the first circuit family court on November 28, 2014. Petitioner, therefore, fails to demonstrate that she is entitled to the requested relief. See Kema v. Gaddis, 91 Hawai'i 200, 204, 982 P.2d 334, 338 (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); Barnett v. Broderick, 84 Hawai'i 109, 111, 929 P.2d 1359, 1361 (1996) (mandamus relief is available to compel an official to perform a duty ...


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