Members of Occupy Maui and residents of Hana have – according to reports – stood successfully against a mortgage company to keep a family in their Hana home – at least for now.
The Tehiva/Phillips property Kau of Hana Bay has been family held since the Great Mahele. A refinance process in recent years has allowed lender Wells Fargo to find a way to evict the family from land held for nearly 200 years.
Attorneys, Occupy Maui and Hana residents say mortgage fraud is the salient point in the cause. Wells Fargo has made no specific statement regrding “cause” in their attempts to grab the land. However, today an attorney apparantly representing Wells Fargo, has assured the Tehival/Phillips families that no eviction action will be pursued until, at least, after a court hearing set for February.
More details on this issue will be reported in this week’s edition of Maui TV News.