Hawai'i

Grade: C

Hawai'i has an adequate anti-SLAPP law. It was enacted in 2002.

Jurisdiction Statute or Case Law? Any Forum? Any Public Issue? Mandatory Attorney Fees/Costs? Additional Burden? Amendment After Grant? Amendment While Pending? Immediate Appeal?
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. 634F-1 to 634F-4 (2011) Y ? Y Y

HAW. REV. STAT. § 634F-1 – 634F-4

Oral or written statements submitted to or made before a government body are protected. HAW. REV. STAT. § 634F-2(9) provides for a SLAPPBack.  It allows a SLAPP defendant to seek relief in the form of a claim for actual or compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, from the person responsible.


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