20.1701 Liability for property damage.

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(a) Any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or person causing damage to any property shall be liable for such damage. The government is not liable for any damage to or loss of merchandise or other property on any wharf.

(b) Agencies loading or unloading at wharves shall indemnify and save harmless the Govern-ment of American Samoa, the Government of the United States, and its members and employees from and against all losses, claims, demands or suits for damages, including death and personal injury, and including court costs and attorney’s fees, incident to or resulting from their operations on the property of the government and the use of its facilities.

History: 1962, PL 7-27.