§431:10-240  Insurance contracts; punitive damages.  Coverage under any policy of insurance issued in this State shall not be construed to provide coverage for punitive or exemplary damages unless specifically included. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2]


Law Journals and Reviews


  Punitive Damages in Hawaii:  Curbing Unwarranted Expansion.  13 UH L. Rev. 659 (1991).


Case Notes


  Commercial general liability policy insurer was not liable for any punitive or exemplary damages awarded against insureds in underlying litigation, where none of the policies at issue provided for punitive or exemplary damages.  190 F. Supp. 3d 1003 (2016).

  Cited:  243 F. Supp. 2d 1100 (2003); 877 F. Supp. 2d 993 (2012); 882 F. Supp. 2d 1180 (2012); 955 F. Supp. 2d 1121 (2013).