The motion for an injunction against Halloween festivities in Lahaina was denied Monday by the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, according to Maui County officials.
Kula resident Richard Dancil sought the injunction on Oct. 24.
"I am glad that the court ruled so promptly in our favor," said Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa. "Now we can all look forward to a safe, well-organized, family-friendly Halloween event in Lahaina."
The order was signed by Chief Justice Nakamura and Associate Justices Foley and Ginoza of the Intermediate Court of Appeals.
Dancil and Native Hawaiian organization Na Makua O'Maui filed a lawsuit last year alleging that staging a large, drunken street party in Lahaina constituted a violation of Native Hawaiian rights. The lawsuit says Lahaina is a culturally sacred site.