On June 27, 2013, the state of Hawai‘i deposited $4.165 million with the 2nd Circuit Court. The action was the first step toward condemning about an acre of land adjoining Maui’s Ma‘alaea harbor that the state had been leasing since September 1994 from Don Williams. At the time, 11 years remained under terms of the lease.
In October 2013, Williams withdrew the deposit and paid off the mortgage on the property. From that time forward, the state ceased its rent payments to Williams of nearly $1,000 a day over the last 17 . . .
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