First Status Report – July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

FIRST STATUS REPORT

As you have probably already heard, our office has filed a suit against Pacific Educational Services, Denise Criswell and David Monroe.  A copy of the lawsuit can be found online at http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp/udgi/lawsuits/ .  The lawsuit has been formally served on the defendants.  In a month or so they will file an answer and the case will begin what is known as the “discovery” phase.  During this phase, both sides obtain and exchange information and documents.  After that phase is completed, the court will set a trial date.

This type of litigation can take many, many months–even years to complete.  At this time, it would be sheer speculation on my part to hazard a guess as to when this case will be inished.  I will endeavor to keep you up to date on significant events as they unfold.

We may need your assistance in the future.  Please keep investigator James Dooman informed of any changes in your contact information.  He may be reached at 586-2630.