Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure

Rule 8 Stays, Supersedeas Bonds, or Injunctions Pending Appeal

(a) Motions for stay, supersedeas bond or injunction in the appellate courts. A motion for stay of the judgment or order in a civil appeal, or for approval of a supersedeas bond, or for an order suspending, modifying, restoring, or granting an injunction during the pendency of an appeal shall ordinarily be made in the first instance to the court or agency appealed from.[…]

(b) Stay may be conditioned upon giving of bond; proceedings against sureties. Relief available in the appellate courts under this rule may be conditioned upon the filing of a bond or other appropriate security in the court or agency appealed from. If security is given in the form of a bond or stipulation or other undertaking with one or more sureties, the bond, stipulation, or undertaking shall comply with applicable statutes, and each surety submits to the jurisdiction of the court or agency appealed from and irrevocably appoints the clerk of the court as the surety’s agent upon whom any documents affecting liability on the bond or undertaking may be served. Liability may be enforced on motion in the court or agency appealed from without the necessity of an independent action. The motion and such notice of the motion as the court or agency prescribes may be served on the clerk of the court appealed from, who shall forthwith mail copies to the sureties if their addresses are known.[…]” 

HI Rev Stat § 607-26

“(a) In any civil action brought under any legal theory, the amount of a supersedeas bond or other form of security necessary to stay execution of a judgment granting legal, equitable, or any other form of relief during the entire course of all appeals or discretionary review of that judgment by all appellate courts shall be set in accordance with applicable law, except that:

(1) The total amount of the supersedeas bond or other form of security that is required of any party shall not exceed $25,000,000, regardless of the amount or any other provision of the judgment that is appealed;

(2) If the party posting the supersedeas bond is a “small business concern” as defined by section 210-1, the supersedeas bond shall not exceed $1,000,000; and

(3) If a party in whose favor the judgment has been entered proves to a court by a preponderance of the evidence that an appellant who has posted a supersedeas bond is intentionally dissipating assets outside the ordinary course of its business for the purpose of avoiding payment of the judgment, a court may require the appellant to post a supersedeas bond in an amount up to the total amount of the judgment appealed. Dissipation of assets shall not include expenditures, including payments to the owners of a business, of the kind that the appellant made in the regular course of business prior to entry of the judgment being appealed.[…]” 

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**In Federal cases the bond requirement is governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure “62(b) Stay by Bond or Other Security. At any time after judgment is entered, a party may obtain a stay by providing a bond or other security. The stay takes effect when the court approves the bond or other security and remains in effect for the time specified in the bond or other security.”**

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