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Legal dispute flares over heiress’s assets

Timothy Hurley
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / AUG. 27, 2015

After Abigail Kawananakoa, 91, left, a descendent of Queen Kapiolani, suffered a stroke recently, a struggle over control of her estate developed between her attorney, James Wright, and her longtime partner, Veronica Gail Worth, right. Kawananakoa attended oral arguments at the Hawaii State Supreme Court over building the Thirty Meter Telescope on land considered sacred.