Party On: Court rules in favor of Lahaina Halloween events

LAHAINA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Intermediate Court of Appeals has allowed the Halloween festivities in Lahaina to continue, denying an injuction sought by a Kula man that would end the party due to concerns that party-goers could damage Hawaiian cultural sites.

"I am glad that the court ruled so promptly in our favor," said Mayor Alan Arakawa.  "Now we can all look forward to a safe, well-organized, family-friendly Halloween event in Lahaina."

Below is an excerpt from the court ruling:

Upon consideration of "Plaintiff-Appelant Richard Dancil's Motion For A Stay of Maui County and Lahain Town Action Committee's Sponsored Halloween Event in Historic Town District of Lahaina Pending Appeal in Above Entitled Case Pursuant to HRAP Rule 27 and HRCP Rule 65" filed October 24, 2012, the memorandum in support of the motion and the records and files herein, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion is denied."

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