§580-8  Procedure when collusion suspected.  If there is any reason to suspect collusion, or that important testimony can be procured which has not been produced, the court shall continue the cause from time to time while such reason for suspicion continues.  The attorney general or other prosecuting officer and parties not of record shall be heard, to establish the fact of collusion or of the existence of testimony not produced. [L 1870, c 16, §7; am L 1903, c 22, §7; RL 1925, §2976; RL 1935, §4471; RL 1945, §12219; RL 1955, §324-29; HRS §580-8; am L 1973, c 211, §5(d)]

 

Case Notes

 

  Libel dismissed for collusion.  19 H. 68 (1908).

  Libels for divorce are not the same as ordinary civil actions; technical law of default not applicable.  24 H. 29 (1917).

  Section prevents deputies attorney general from acting as attorney for parties in divorce.  35 H. 849 (1941).

  Cited:  3 H. 300, 301 (1871); 39 H. 385 (1952).

 

 

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