Coco Palms occupiers have 5 days to leave

Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

Observers crowd into a courtroom Tuesday afternoon to hear closing arguments in the nearly two-month-long land dispute that was heard in District Court regarding the ejectment of a group of occupiers at the Coco Palms Resort site in Wailua.

LIHUE — District Court Judge Michael Soong ruled in favor of development company Coco Palms Hui on Tuesday and ousted a group that has claimed interest in a plot of land in Wailua for nearly a year.