The answer to your question is ""yes." You should file a Certificate of Service with the Circuit Court. Whether or not it is required, you can protect yourself by filing a Certificate of Service. You must serve the Plaintiff in the way governed by the Court Rules.
Below is a link to the Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure
. Rule 5 governs service. You may wish to read the other rules as they relate to your case.
After a lawsuit is filed, a party cannot intentionally destroy evidence to protect itself from being sued. The opposing party can rely on a lease to enforce the terms of the lease. However, if you have knowledge that the documents have conveniently been "lost," then you need to ask extensive questions (interrogatories) to the Plaintiff regarding the documents. You also need to do a Request for Production of Documents.
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