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In Hawaii, a plaintiff who seeks exemplary damages against a defendant must show by way of 'clear and convincing' evidence that the defendant knowingly acted with reckless indifference to, and disregard for, the rights and interests of another (See Goo v. Continental Casualty Co., 52 Haw. 235, 339, 473 P.2d 563, 566 (l970); Wangen v. Ford Motor Co., 97 Wis. 260, 266-67, 294 N.W.2d 437, 442, 443 (1980)), and Masaki v. General Motors Corporation, S.C. Haw. No. 13023 (1989)), in a manner necessitating a presumption of conscious criminal indifference for civil obligations and [catastrophic] consequences (See Bright v. Quinn, 20 Haw. 512 (1911); Chin Kee v. Kaeleku, 29 Haw. 524, 532-33 (1926); Howell v. Associated Hotels, Ltd., 40 Haw. 492, 499 (l954); and Kang v. Harrington, 59 Haw. at 660-6l, 587 P.2d at 29l (1978)).


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Sometimes it is necessary to take a deposition for use at a trial after the discovery cut-off has already passed. There is a line of Federal cases which recognize the difference between discovery depositions and trial testimony preservation depositions and allow the latter to be taken even after the discovery cut-off has occurred. See, eg., Charles v. Wade, 665 F.2D 661 (5th Cir. 1982) and Estenfelder v. The Gates Corporation, 199 F.R.D.351 (D. Colo. 2001).

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