Lokelani Lindsey's appeal rejected
By David Waite
Advertiser Staff Writer
The Hawai'i Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal by former Bishop Estate trustee Lokelani Lindsey, who had challenged a lower court's decision to remove her temporarily as a trustee in 1999.
The Supreme Court justices said the issue was "moot" because after Lindsey was ordered removed from the board, she submitted a permanent resignation. The matter was considered by substitute justices because the regular five-member court appointed trustees for the estate and said that was a conflict of interest.
"Appellant Lindsey fails to present sufficient reasons for the appeal to continue in light of her permanent resignation," the court said.