43.0126 Commencement of action by minors and insane persons.
Minors and insane persons shall have 1 year from after the termination of such disability within which to commence any action regardless of any otherwise applicable limitation period.History: 1962, PL 7-36.
Where statute provides that minor has one year after termination of minority to commence any action regardless of any otherwise applicable limitation period, an action brought within this one year period is not barred by two year statute of limitations on tort actions against the government. A.S.C.A. §§ 43.0126, 43.1204. Lutu v. American Samoa Government, 7 A.S.R.2d 61 (1988).
Under statute providing that minors shall have one year after the termination of their disability to commence any action, a claim by a minor against the government is not barred so long as action is begun within one year after attainment of majority or appointment of a guardian ad litem, notwithstanding the two-year statute of limitations otherwise applicable to actions against the government. A.S.C.A. §§ 43.0126, 43.1204. Utu v. National Pacific Insurance Co., 9 A.S.R.2d 88 (1988).
“Minors and insane persons” have one year from the termination of such disability within which to commence an action, regardless of any otherwise-applicable statute of limitations. A.S.C.A. § 43.0126. Afatasi v. Ho Ching, 17 A.S.R.2d 173 (1990).
Specific provisions which toll a statute of limitations are provided by statute. A.S.C.A §§ 43.0124-43.0127. Patau v. Rosendahl Corp., 19 A.S.R.2d 80 (1992).