SAN FRANCISCO —
Mark Zuckerberg is looking for more privacy on Kauai island and will try to fight for it.
The CEO of Facebook, who bought 700-
According to Honolulu star advertisers, in 2014, acre waterfront property filed eight lawsuits against hundreds last month for $100 million, forcing the sale of land belonging to local Hawaiian families.
Zuckerberg's 8-acre, 14-plot Kauai estate gives them the right to cross the tech billionaire land.
Zuckerberg's so-called "quiet ownership and division" legal strategy will force local families to sell their family's generations of land to the highest bidder through public auctions, the newspaper said.
Zuckerberg has conducted a genealogical study to identify the owner of the cullanna package awarded to local Hawaiian tenant farmers between 1850 and 1855.
Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that he wanted to clarify some "misleading" news articles.
"The land consists of several properties.
In each case, we work with most owners of each property to make what they see as a fair deal and want to make an agreement on our own.
"Like most deals, most owners have the right to sell their land if they want to, but we also need to make sure that the smaller part of the owners are paid for a fair share.
"Things get more complicated in Hawaii.
As part of Hawaii's history, in the middle
Families in their 1800 s have been given small packages that, after generations, could now be split up by hundreds of offspring.
There is no clear record that in many cases future generations with property of 1/4 or 1% do not even know that they are entitled to anything.
"In order to find all of these part owners so that we can pay their fair share, we submitted the so-called" quiet ownership "action.
For most of these people, they will now receive money for something they don't even know they have.
No one will be forced to leave the land.
According to Star advertisers, land ownership in the area usually lacks legal documents, and land inherited by family members is passed down from generation to generation without a will or property deed.
Some people don't know they own the package.
Several hundred defendants, some of whom have died, have 20 days to respond to the lawsuit.
In an email statement, Keoni Shultz, partner of Cades Schutte and spokesman for Zuckerberg, said, "the quiet title action is to determine the criteria and regulations for all potential collaborations
Owner, identify ownership and ensure that if there is other common
The owner, the share of ownership of each owner, gets the appropriate value.
"According to the center of excellence for getting started with Hawaiian aboriginal law cited by star advertisers, using laws to force land sales reduces ownership of Hawaiian Aboriginal land.
Carlos andard, one of the owners of the land involved, is helping Zuckerberg become a partner.
The newspaper said the plaintiff.
Andrade is a retired 72-year-old. year-
Hawaii research professor at the University of Hawaii says he has been living on his land in cullanna from 1977 until recently.
He told the newspaper that he supported Zuckerberg to make sure his family's property was not lost to the country.
He told the newspaper that it was too expensive for him to legally record who owns the share of the property in his family.
This is not the first time Zuckerberg has taken steps to improve the privacy of his waterfront property.
In June, he built a rock wall that blocked his neighbor's view of the ocean, which upset his neighbor.