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Generally, you are included in the class if you were homeless or formerly homeless and your property was seized and destroyed by the City and County of Honolulu, and may be eligible to file your own claim for compensation. The class-wide settlement of the lawsuit Martin v. City and County of Honolulu does not include money for people who had their things thrown away (except for the named plaintiffs in the lawsuit and a few others). However, if you believe that the City wrongfully threw away your property, you can still file a claim against the City (the claim form is available at If you prefer to sue, the settlement does not prevent you from filing your own lawsuit against the City to try to get compensation for property that the City inappropriately threw away.