2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 36. CIVIL REMEDIES AND DEFENSES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
663. Tort Actions
663-1.2 Tort liability for breach of contract; punitive damages.

HI Rev Stat § 663-1.2 (2015) What's This?

[§663-1.2] Tort liability for breach of contract; punitive damages. No person may recover damages, including punitive damages, in tort for a breach of a contract in the absence of conduct that:

(1) Violated a duty that is independently recognized by principles of tort law; and

(2) Transcended the breach of the contract. [L 1999, c 237, §1]

Law Journals and Reviews

Russ Francis v. Lee Enterprises: Hawai‘i Turns Away From Tortious Breach of Contract. 23 UH L. Rev. 647 (2001).

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