1.0408 Certificate of succession to issue if no counterclaim or objection is filed.

If no counterclaim or objection is filed within 60 days immediately following the posting of the notice of a claim, the Territorial Registrar shall register the claimant as the successor to the title claimed, and shall issue to the claimant a certificate stating the date of the registration and that the claimant is entitled to, and is the successor to, the title.

History: 1962, PL7-38; 1968, PL 10-61; 1970, PL 11-117.

Case Notes:

When only one party remains, there can be no trial of a contested case, and dismissal is appropriate RCAS 6.0106; In re Matai Title of Lutati, 4 ASR 10 (1970).

A matai title bestowed contrary to statute cannot be registered or otherwise recognized; and use of an unregistered matai title is a criminal act. A.S.C.A. §§ 1.0401-1.0414; Toilolo v. Poti, 23 A.S.R.2d 130 (1993).