2012 Hawaii Revised Statutes
657. Limitation of Actions
657-9 Action barred in foreign jurisdiction.

HI Rev Stat § 657-9 (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.

§657-9 Action barred in foreign jurisdiction. When a cause of action has arisen in any foreign jurisdiction, and by the laws thereof an action thereon cannot there be maintained against a person, by reason of the lapse of time, an action thereon shall not be maintained against the person in this State, except in favor of a domiciled resident thereof, who has held the cause of action from the time it accrued. [CC 1859, §1167; RL 1925, §2646; RL 1935, §3917; RL 1945, §10428; RL 1955, §241-8; HRS §657-9; gen ch 1985]

Case Notes

Enforcement of valid and subsisting foreign judgment. 128 F. Supp. 697.

Where, pursuant to Philippine case law, relevant Philippine statutes of limitations were tolled as a matter of law, action was brought in this State within the time required under the relevant Philippine statutes of limitations as required by this section. 89 H. 91, 969 P.2d 1209.

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