2012 Hawaii Revised Statutes
657. Limitation of Actions
657-22 When process not commencement.

HI Rev Stat § 657-22 (2012) What's This?

Case Notes

Section 657-20 is limited to causes of action mentioned in this part or §663-3, and therefore does not apply to plaintiff's claim brought pursuant to chapter 480. 777 F. Supp. 2d 1224.

§657-22 When process not commencement. Upon any such matter being established, or upon its appearance in any other way that any process was issued without any intent that it should be served, the process shall not be deemed the commencement of an action within the meaning of this part or section 663-3. [CC 1859, §1045; RL 1925, §2656; RL 1935, §3927; RL 1945, §10438; RL 1955, §241-21; HRS §657-22; am L 1972, c 105, §1(n)]

Case Notes

Where plaintiffs never had original complaint, the only complaint filed within limitations period, served on defendant and had only the first amended complaint served, despite the fact that original complaint was never served, actions by plaintiffs evidenced both an intent to serve original complaint as well as a continuing intent to pursue their cause of action. 848 F. Supp. 1482.

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