CHAPTER 662

STATE TORT LIABILITY ACT

 

Section

     662-1 Definitions

     662-2 Waiver and liability of State

     662-3 Jurisdiction

     662-4 Statute of limitations

     662-5 Jury

     662-6 Pleadings, trial and appeal

     662-7 Attorney general

     662-8 Interest

     662-9 Costs

    662-10 Judgment as bar

    662-11 Compromise

    662-12 Attorney's fees

    662-13 No awards except upon legal evidence

    662-14 Exclusiveness of remedy

    662-15 Exceptions

    662-16 Defense of state employees; county lifeguards

    662-17 Benefits and obligations of parents of minor employees

    662-18 Conclusive presumptions; unexploded ordnance on

           Kaho‘olawe and in the ocean adjacent to Kaho‘olawe

    662-19 Limited liability for skateboarding activities in

           public skateboard parks

 

Cross References

 

  Government entity as a tortfeasor; abolition of joint and several liability, see §663-10.5.

 

Law Journals and Reviews

 

  Tort and Insurance "Reform" in a Common Law Court.  14 UH L. Rev. 55 (1992).

  Ala Loop and the Private Right of Action Under Hawai‘i Constitution Article XI, Section 9:  Charting a Path Toward a Cohesive Enforcement Scheme.  33 UH L. Rev. 367 (2010).

 

Case Notes

 

  Determination of whether a state function is discretionary, discussed.  71 H. 581, 799 P.2d 959 (1990).

  Counties do not fall within the ambit of the State Tort Liability Act; §46-72 is the statute of limitations applicable to actions against the counties.  104 H. 341, 90 P.3d 233 (2004).

  Petitioner's claim for alleged negligence by the department of education (DOE) in evaluating petitioner's proposal, and in deciding the dispute with petitioner, was barred under this chapter because the DOE's conduct was not analogous to "a recognized claim for relief against a private person"; petitioner did not identify circumstances under which a private party could be sued for negligently applying the law, rules, or a request for proposals in awarding a government contract.  127 H. 263, 277 P.3d 988 (2012).

  State has not waived sovereign immunity from 42 U.S.C. §1983 actions.  6 H. App. 397, 721 P.2d 165 (1986).

 

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