The American Samoa Government has asked the federal court in Honolulu to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Government has also claimed legal costs and other appropriate remedies.
Through its Honolulu-based attorney, the Government denies the allegations that the government and its Department of Human Resources, violated the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Government has asked the court to dismiss the complaint with prejudice
A trial is set for February 2013 although the court has ordered a settlement conference hearing for May next year.