Court Memos

February 2012 Appellate Calendar Released

The High Court has released the latest appellate division calendar. The Appellate Division will be convening on February 23, 2012 at 1:30pm. Attorneys are encouraged the check the calendar for any pending cases.

February Appellate Calendar (pdf)

Court Memo On Summons Forms In Paternity Actions

Judge Ward has issued a memo regarding the summons that is issued in paternity/child support actions under ASCA 45.1501 et seq. The letter explains what needs to be in the summons and the procedure for filing it. He has also included a form summons for use.

The letter and form summons can be downloaded here [pdf 102kb].

Appellate Decisions

The Appellate Court released two decisions. Pdf copies are available. A page has been added to the Legal Resources section for Unpublished Decisions. This will be an area for posting unpublished decisions between publication of the ASRs. The page can be visited here (only these two cases up so far).

O.O. Enterprises, Inc. v. Ajit Impex, HCAP 01-09 (App. Div. 2011)

American Samoa Gov’t v. Tuavale, HCAP 07-09 (App. Div. 2011)

Court Memo: Natural Disasters

The Chief Justice has released a memo to all bar members regarding the court schedule and natural disasters. Bar members are encouraged to read the memo to understand how to react to the threat of natural disasters when a case is scheduled.

The memo can be found here (pdf 112kB).

Court Memo: Appellate Cases

The Chief Justice has released a new memo regarding the pending appellate cases. With the announcement that Judge Ward and Judge Patea have been made Associate Justices, the Chief Justice has announced that future appellate panels will be made up entirely of on-island justices. The three justices that were not part of the original decision will act as appellate judges.

Members that have comments regarding this should email the President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The memo can be read here. (.pdf 10kb)

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