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There are many talented attorneys on the islands of American Samoa. These islands are part of the Samoan Island chain located in the South Pacific Ocean. One of the largest employers in American Samoa is the United States Military, with many of the locals signing up for terms of service in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Specifically, American Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean, west of the Cook Islands. Its main islands are Tutuila, Manu’a, Rose Atoll and Swains. Per the 2010 census, 55,519 people call the Samoan Islands home.
Surprisingly, Samoa is a big sports hub! The main sports include cricket, baseball, basketball, soccer and American football. Samoans participate in the National Football League, participating in the NCAA Division I College Football. Samoa also participations in the American Samoa National Rugby League team, World Wrestling Entertainment, sumo wrestling, American Samoa National Soccer Team and the IAAF World Championship.
The American Samoan High Court is a unique court, in that it is only one step below the United States Supreme Court. There is no federal equivalent to the American Samoan High Court. American Samoa otherwise enjoys the same court structure of other American jurisdictions, with a local prosecutor and public defender’s office.
An American Samoa hospital was recently sued by the family of a woman who died in the hospital. The family claims that the medical staff was negligent in not giving the woman a blood transfusion even after she had lost a great deal of blood during the birth of twins. The family of the deceased woman is seeking $1 million in damages.
Alongside all these interesting facts about American Samoa is that American Samao has been the birthplace of many celebrities. Such celebrities include MasoTatupu, Jonathan Fenene, Gabe Reid, Spencer Reid, Junior Siavii, and Isaac Sopoaga.
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Last Modified: 05-14-2012 01:36 PM PDT