2012 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 36. CIVIL REMEDIES AND DEFENSES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
657. Limitation of Actions
657-4 Two years; libel and slander.


HI Rev Stat § 657-4 (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.

§657-4 Two years; libel and slander. All actions for libel or slander shall be commenced within two years after the cause of action accrued, and not after. [CC 1859, §1037; am imp L 1907, c 113, §1; am L 1913, c 19, §1; RL 1925, §2642; RL 1935, §3913; RL 1945, §10424; RL 1955, §241-4; am L 1965, c 139, §2; HRS §657-4]

Case Notes

Claim for defamation accrues when defamee discovers or reasonably should have discovered publication. 65 H. 478, 653 P.2d 1155.

Distinguished from "general" personal injury statute of limitations of §657-7. 73 H. 578, 837 P.2d 1247.

Cited: 42 H. 177, 179.

Mentioned: 817 F. Supp. 850.

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