Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 658D
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
- Center: means any center organized as an independent nonprofit educational corporation duly established under the laws of this State, whose principal purpose is to facilitate the resolution of international business, trade, commercial, and other disputes between persons by means of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, and other means as an alternative to the resort to litigation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5
- Certificate of limited partnership: means the certificate required by section425E-201. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- 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.
- Director: means the director of the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- 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.
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- General partner: means :
(1) With respect to a limited partnership, a person that:
(A) Becomes a general partner under section 425E-401; or
(B) Was a general partner in a limited partnership when the limited partnership became subject to this chapter under section 425E-1204(a) or (b); and
(2) With respect to a foreign limited partnership, a person that has rights, powers, and obligations similar to those of a general partner in a limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Individual: means a natural person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- 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.
- Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
- Limited partner: means :
(1) With respect to a limited partnership, a person that:
(A) Becomes a limited partner under section 425E-301; or
(B) Was a limited partner in a limited partnership when the limited partnership became subject to this chapter under section 425E-1204(a) or (b); and
(2) With respect to a foreign limited partnership, a person that has rights, powers, and obligations similar to those of a limited partner in a limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- 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.
- Partner: means a limited partner or general partner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- 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.
- Partnership agreement: means the partners' agreement, whether oral, implied, in a record, or in any combination, concerning the limited partnership. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Person: includes any individual or entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Person: means not only individuals, but corporations, firms, associations, societies, communities, assemblies, inhabitants of a district, or neighborhood, or persons known or unknown, and the public generally and shall include a government or any agency, instrumentality, or subdivision thereof where it appears, from the subject matter, the sense and connection in which such words are used, that such construction is intended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5
- Principal office: means the office where the principal executive office of a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership is located, whether or not the office is located in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
- Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Required information: means the information that a limited partnership is required to maintain under section 425E-111. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- 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.
- State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- 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.
- Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest has been transferred, whether or not the transferor is a partner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425E-102
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
- Written undertaking to arbitrate: shall mean a writing in which a person undertakes to submit a dispute to arbitration, without regard to whether that undertaking is sufficient to sustain a valid and enforceable contract or is subject to defenses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 658D-5