Trial date set for Hawaii adult video store dispute
HILO, Hawaii — A Big Island judge has set a July 26 trial date for a lawsuit seeking to close an adult video and lingerie store that opened in January at Keaau Plaza.
In setting the date last week, Circuit Judge Glenn Hara denied landowner W.H. Shipman Ltd.’s request for an injunction to shutter the store called Private Moments.
Shipman claims Keaau Plaza owner Jerry Nagakura violated terms of his lease by subleasing an 800-square-foot space to the boutique.
The lease prohibits “any illegal, immoral or offensive purposes” without the prior written consent of Shipman.
Shopowners Ford and Jane Pascual say they didn’t know Keaau Plaza was on Shipman land and were never told of any morality clause.
Their attorney, Paul Dolan, has called Keaau Plaza an “adult-oriented complex.”
Information from: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, www.hilohawaiitribune.com