657-6  Four years; causes arising in foreign jurisdiction, etc.  Subject to section 657-9, actions for the recovery of any debt founded upon any contract, obligation, or liability, where the cause of action has arisen in any foreign jurisdiction including actions on judgments or decrees rendered in any court not a court of record in any foreign jurisdiction but not such as are brought upon the judgment or decree of a court of record, shall be commenced within four years after the cause of action accrued, and not after.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 657-6

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.