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Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years from date of death.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with discovery rule but maximum SOL of 6 years from date of act. 6 year rule does not apply if malpractice was concealed by fraud. Minors: age 10 or within 6 years, whichever is longer.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
2 Years for certain intentional torts.
Fraud
3 Years for offenses involving fraud or breach of fiduciary within 3 years after discovery of offense but no more than 6 years from expiration of normal limitation period.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
2 Years
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from date when injury was, or should have been, discovered. See specific rule for medical malpractice above.
Comparative Negligence
Plaintiff barred from recovery if his/her percentage of fault is greater than 50%. Otherwise award is diminished by plaintiff's percentage of fault.
Charitable Immunity
Uncertain. Immunity goes to: charitable, religious and non-profit organizations. Health care providers who report blood test results to police. Insurance commissioner and employees.
Disabilities
For plaintiffs under disability, the regular SOL is applied after disability removed. Infants (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Recoverable if clear and convincing proof. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
Applies
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/
(808) 974-4000 (ext. 7 - 3222)

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