Leilani insurance lawsuit hits court

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Lanell and Philip Haysmer sit outside Hilo Circuit Court on Oct. 31.

A Hilo judge will decide whether certain defendants will be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by an elderly Leilani Estates couple who allege their insurer is acting in bad faith by not approving the claim they made after losing their home during the eruption of Kilauea volcano earlier this year.