The Hawaii Supreme Court recently reaffirmed that its standards for a case being "ripe" for an appeal continue to be very strict. On March 20, 2006 in a case called Johnson v. Nakkim, Sup. Ct. Case No. 27682 (an appeal from a Third Circuit case, Case No. 05-1-0141), the Hawaii Supreme Court dismissed the defendant's appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction. Among other things, to have an appeal as of right, the Court stated (1) that all claims by and against all remaining parties in the action be completely adjudicated and resolved and (2) that the orders resolving the claims must be reduced to a judgment in favor of and against the appropriate parties pursuant to Rule 58 of the HRCP. The Court reaffirmed that if these conditions are not met and an appeal is taken from a decision that has not been reduced to a final judgment, that the Supreme Court will dismiss the appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction.
Toddler at daycare injured in a dog attack in Riverside County, California. The injured infant received 180 stitches on her face, arms and stomach. It happened at a home being used as a daycare center on the mainland. The dog involved was a pit bull - which is probably the most dangerous breed of dog to humans. See, Pit bull attacked girl inside Hemet day care center
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