Case Notes


  Joint and several liability imposed on asbestos manufacturers in products liability action.  960 F.2d 806 (1992).

  Discussed, where defendant did not have a right of contribution for intentional torts alleged in the complaint against it.  293 F. Supp. 2d 1144 (2003).


Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 663-11

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.

      663-11  Joint tortfeasors defined.  For the purpose of this part the term “joint tortfeasors” means two or more persons jointly or severally liable in tort for the same injury to person or property, whether or not judgment has been recovered against all or some of them.