Judge rules for state in Aina Lea case

A sign for the long-awaited town of Aina Lea is posted at the entrance across from the Mauna Lani Resort. (LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today)

After multiple lawsuits, property changing hands and land use disputes, the State of Hawaii prevailed on the latest litigation involving the Villages at Aina Lea, a long-planned development in South Kohala, mauka of the Mauna Lani Resort.