The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the licensing of businesses in the Territory of American Samoa in order that all the necessary and reasonable control and regulation thereof may be practiced by the government for the protection of the health, welfare, safety and morals of the people of American Samoa.History: 1975, PL 14-4 § 1.
The court will not enforce claimed partnership gains derived while the parties were in violation of the American Samoa Licensing Act. A.S.C.A. §§ 27.0201 et seq. Papali’i v. Pen, 18 A.S.R.2d (1991).
An agreement to violate or inhibit licensing laws is clearly illegal and contrary to public policy. A.S.C.A. §§ 27.0201 et seq. Papali’i v. Pen, 18 A.S.R.2d (1991).