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Before the writ of attachment shall issue, the plaintiff, or someone in the plaintiff's behalf, shall execute and file with the clerk a bond or undertaking with two or more sureties, in a sum at least double the amount for which the plaintiff demands judgment, and in no case less than $50 in a district court, or $300 in any other court, conditioned that the plaintiff will prosecute the plaintiff's action without delay, and will pay all costs that may be adjudged to the defendant, and all damages which the defendant may sustain by reason of the attachment, not exceeding the amount specified in such bond or undertaking as the penalty thereof, should the same be wrongfully, oppressively, or maliciously sued out, and in case the defendant be declared a bankrupt, pay all charges, damages, and expenses incurred by any police officer by reason of the attachment. With the bond or undertaking, there shall also be filed the affidavits of the sureties, as provided in section 78-20. But no such bond shall be required when the plaintiff is the State or any officer or agent of the State or any municipality suing for its use or benefit. Subject to section 651-5, in any case where the amount for which the plaintiff demands judgment is in excess of $50,000, the court may, upon motion of the plaintiff, enter an order permitting a bond, conditioned as herein provided, in a sum as fixed in the order of less than the amount hereinabove set forth; provided that the bond shall in any event be not less than an amount equal to one and one-half times the value of the property of the defendant proposed to be attached as shown to the satisfaction of the court entering the order.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 4. Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 651-4 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/hi/division-4-courts-and-judicial-proceedings/hi-rev-st-sect-651-4.html
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