At the center of the lawsuits is a roughly 700-acre piece of land on Kauai's north shore, which is broken up into more than a dozen separate parcels.
Hart said he was recently confronted by security guards while walking along a public beach adjacent to Zuckerberg's property.
The files that were made by Zuckerberg are called "quiet title actions" which are specifically for inheritance of land in which inhabitants have inherited it for several generations, yet do not possess formal documents as proof.
Some Hawaiians, to a certain degree, defended Zuckerberg for trying to compensate people for their land that they may not have even known they owned.
This is particularly nasty given that the land has been in Hawaiian hands for a few hundred years and there is no way that Zuckerburg can not look evil.
Mark Zuckerberg Drops Hawaiian Property Lawsuits In Wake Of Public Backlash
In a response to Buzzfeed News on Tuesday, the Facebook CEO said he's "focused on building community at Facebook and working on the Chan Zuckerberberg Initiative", referring to his company he founded with his wife Pricilla Chan, to "advance human potential and prompt equal opportunity".
"Here we have the world's sixth richest individual, with a team of the world's best lawyers, suing you, then asking you to make a deal".
"We got to tell him that right after the explosion, people in town just automatically turned to the church for help", said Crowder.
The issue revolves around two conflicting legal attitudes towards land, one European and one Hawaiian. However, the Facebook founder talked for only a minute and started asking them questions, an act that conveyed the message that he wanted to hear what the clergy had to say.
He added that he loved Hawaii "and we want to be good members of the community and preserve the environment". State representative Kaniela Ing of Maui announced legislation to reform the quiet title process.
While local property attorneys not involved with the case confirmed that the approach was standard practice, Zuckerberg dropped the matter, hinting Friday at a resolution outside of court that involved talking with stakeholders to "discuss how to best move forward".
The gatherings, in which Zuckerberg also met with school and business leaders, took place in two Texas cities on January 18 as part of the billionaire's "Year of Travel", in which he will visit states he has not been to before, Baptist News Global reported.
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