480-1 Definitions
480-2 Unfair competition, practices, declared unlawful
480-3 Interpretation
480-3.1 Civil penalty
480-3.3 Endless chain schemes
480-4 Combinations in restraint of trade, price-fixing and limitation of production prohibited
480-5 Requirements and output contracts; tying agreements
480-6 Refusal to deal
480-7 Mergers, acquisitions, holdings, and divestitures
480-8 Interlocking directorates and relationships
480-9 Monopolization
480-10 Exemption of labor organizations
480-11 Exemption of certain cooperative organizations; insurance transactions; approved mergers of federally regulated companies; homeless facility and program donors and provider agencies
480-12 Contracts void
480-13 Suits by persons injured; amount of recovery, injunctions
480-13.3 Class actions by private persons
480-13.5 Additional civil penalties for consumer frauds committed against elders
480-14 Suits by the State; amount of recovery
480-15 Injunction by attorney general or the director of the office of consumer protection
480-15.1 Penalty
480-16 Violation a felony
480-17 Individual liability for corporate or company act
480-18 Investigation
480-19 Additional parties defendant
480-20 Duty of the attorney general; duty of county attorney, etc.
480-21 Court and venue
480-22 Judgment in favor of the State as evidence in Private action; suspension of limitation
480-23 Immunity from prosecution
480-23.1 Procedures
480-23.2 Use immunity
480-23.3 Transactional immunity
480-23.4 Penalty
480-24 Limitation of actions

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 480 > Part I - Antitrust Provisions

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • buy: includes "contract to buy" "lease" "contract to lease" "acquire a license" and "contract to acquire a license". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Class action: includes the definition as provided in rule 23 of the Hawaii rules of civil procedure. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Commodity: includes , but is not restricted to, goods, merchandise, produce, choses in action, and any other article of commerce. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer: means a natural person who, primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, purchases, attempts to purchase, or is solicited to purchase goods or services or who commits money, property, or services in a personal investment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • De facto class action: means an action that has not been certified by the court but includes identical considerations as provided in Hawaii rules of civil procedure rule 23 such as common questions of law or fact, claims or defenses of the representative parties are typical of the claims or defenses of nonparties and, as a practical matter, the disposition of the interest of the class or other members not parties to the adjudications would substantially impair or impede their ability to protect their interest. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • elder: means a consumer who is sixty-two years of age or older. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-13.5
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • persons: includes individuals, corporations, firms, trusts, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and incorporated or unincorporated associations, existing under or authorized by the laws of this State, or any other state, or any foreign country. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Purchaser: includes the equivalent terms of "purchase" and "buy". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • sell: includes "contract to sell" "lease" "contract to lease" "license" and "contract to license". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Seller: includes the equivalent terms of "sale" and "sell". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 480-1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.