The judgment in an action, or the payment of a claim by the Attorney General, under this chapter shall constitute a complete bar to any action by the claimant, by reason of the same subject matter, against the employee of the government whose act or omission gave rise to the claim.History: 1967, PL 10-1.
Statute providing that a judgment against or payment of a claim by the territorial government bars an action by the claimant against the responsible employee merely proscribes double recovery for a single harm, not suit against the individual government employee in the first instance. A.S.C.A. § 43.1207 Tevaseu v. American Samoa Government, 5 A.S.R.2d 10 (1987).
Statute providing that judgment against government precludes later claim against government employee based on same event does not bar suit against employee prior to judgment against government. A.S.C.A. § 43.1207. Lutu v. American Samoa Government, 7 A.S.R.2d 61 (1988)