Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal?

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The absence of essential details does not allow to resolve the case, only allowing to assume that Malia and Kevin would turn to state court to sue the local resident for the following reasons. As explained by Banks, a car accident generally qualifies as a misdemeanor and falls under the jurisdiction of the state court. However, the scenario provided does not specify whether Malia and Kevin are residents of Hawaii or spend their honeymoon on the islands. Provided that the newlyweds were rear-ended while honeymooning outside of their state of residence, the only federal court may settle down the conflict between the residents of the two different states. Also, the case does not include the amount of damage Malia and Kevin obtained as a result of the offense. If the sum is smaller than 75 thousand dollars, the federal court delegates the case to the state.

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Academic.Tips. (2021) 'Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal'. 25 June.

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Academic.Tips. (2021, June 25). Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal? Retrieved from https://academic.tips/question/malia-and-kevin-were-honeymooning-in-hawaii-they-were-on-their-way-to-a-hawaiian-luau-when-they-were-rear-ended-by-a-local-resident-who-lived-in-honolulu-malia-and-kevin-were-both-hospitalized-and-r/

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Academic.Tips. 2021. "Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal?" June 25, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/malia-and-kevin-were-honeymooning-in-hawaii-they-were-on-their-way-to-a-hawaiian-luau-when-they-were-rear-ended-by-a-local-resident-who-lived-in-honolulu-malia-and-kevin-were-both-hospitalized-and-r/.

1. Academic.Tips. "Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal?" June 25, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/malia-and-kevin-were-honeymooning-in-hawaii-they-were-on-their-way-to-a-hawaiian-luau-when-they-were-rear-ended-by-a-local-resident-who-lived-in-honolulu-malia-and-kevin-were-both-hospitalized-and-r/.


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Academic.Tips. "Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal?" June 25, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/malia-and-kevin-were-honeymooning-in-hawaii-they-were-on-their-way-to-a-hawaiian-luau-when-they-were-rear-ended-by-a-local-resident-who-lived-in-honolulu-malia-and-kevin-were-both-hospitalized-and-r/.

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"Malia and Kevin were honeymooning in Hawaii. They were on their way to a Hawaiian luau when they were rear-ended by a local resident who lived in Honolulu. Malia and Kevin were both hospitalized and required extensive surgery for back and neck injuries. Malia and Kevin wish to sue the local resident. Which court would possess jurisdiction over their cases—state or federal?" Academic.Tips, 25 June 2021, academic.tips/question/malia-and-kevin-were-honeymooning-in-hawaii-they-were-on-their-way-to-a-hawaiian-luau-when-they-were-rear-ended-by-a-local-resident-who-lived-in-honolulu-malia-and-kevin-were-both-hospitalized-and-r/.

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