IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner,
WILLIAM E.H. TAGUPA, Respondent.
AND ORDER GRANTING EX PARTE PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF
RECIPROCAL DISCIPLINE NOTICE PURSUANT TO RSCH RULE 2.15
(By Levinson, J., for the court (1))
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Petitioner ODC's August 19, 2004 petition is granted. Petitioner ODC shall serve Respondent William E.H. Tagupa (attorney number 4421) with (1) a copy of the United States District Court for the District Court of Hawaii's July 30, 2004 order of public reprimand and suspension and (2) a copy of this notice and order. Pursuant to RSCH Rule 2.15(c), Respondent Tagupa shall inform this court within thirty (30) days from service of this notice and order of Respondent Tagupa's claim(s) and the reason(s) therefor as to why identical discipline in the State of Hawai`i would be unwarranted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner ODC's request to serve Respondent Tagupa by certified mail pursuant to RSCH Rule 2.11(a) is denied, because Petitioner ODC has neither asserted nor shown that Respondent Tagupa "cannot be found within the state or has departed therefrom[.]" RSCH Rule 2.11(a). This denial is without prejudice to a future request to serve Respondent Tagupa by certified mail that Petitioner ODC bases on a satisfactory showing that Respondent Tagupa cannot be found within the state or has departed therefrom.
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai`i, September 2, 2004.
by: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, and Duffy, JJ.