Final approval given for $328M Hawaiian homesteads settlement

20191114-6688 EDT LEONA KALIMA PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA Leona Kalima, the named defendant in the lawsuit against Department of Hawaiian Homelands, for Q and A interview in the Name in the News series, poses for her portrait at the Vineyard Zippy’s. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. NOV. 14, 2019.

Jul. 22—Plaintiffs in a nearly 24-year-old class-action lawsuit against the state over Hawaiian homestead claims should begin to receive their share of a $328 million settlement in September, after a final approval in court Friday.