3.0241 Land and titles division—Differences of opinion—Prevailing opinion.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 3.0241 ]

(a) In cases or controversies relating to land in the land and titles division of the High Court, if there remains, after conference, any difference of opinion between the Justice and the Associate Judges, the opinion of the Justice prevails and is recorded by the clerk as the opinion and decision of the court.

(b) In cases or controversies relating to matai titles in the land and titles division of the High Court, if there remains, after conference, any difference of opinion among the judges, the justice shall abstain and the opinion of the majority of the 4 associate judges shall prevail and shall be recorded by the clerk as the opinion and decision of the court. In the event of a tie vote among the 4 associate judges, the justice shall cast the deciding vote.

History: 1979, PL 16-28 § 14.