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May 28, 2020

What is the definition of harassment for the purposes of getting an injunction against harassment?

For the purposes of getting an injunction against harassment from the district court, “harassment” is defined as:

  1. physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the threat of immediate/likely physical harm, bodily injury, or assault; or
  2. a pattern of behavior that seriously and continuously alarms you, serves no legitimate purpose, and causes you to reasonably suffer emotional distress.1

1 HRS § 604-10.5(a)