[U] Leiato V. Crabbe
In the Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii
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Defendant-Appellant Nolan L.K. Crabbe (Crabbe) appeals from the Final Judgment entered in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit*fn1 on June 7, 2005. On November 12, 2003, Plaintiffs-Appellees Anthony T. Leiato and Leah M.A. Leiato (the Leiatos) filed a complaint*fn2 alleging that: (1) by an August 26, 2002 contract they hired Crabbe to complete renovation work on their residence for $188,000 by November 1, 2002; (2) they paid Crabbe $134,000; (3) in May 2003, Crabbe abandoned the project prior to completion of the work; (4) Crabbe failed to obtain all of the required construction permits; (5) Crabbe used funds received from the Leiatos for other purposes; (6) Crabbe failed to provide receipts or financial accounting; (7) Crabbe failed to have renovation plans drawn and properly approved; and (8) Crabbe violated the Honolulu Building Code and the Uniform Building Code.