Court of Appeal in session

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By Deidre Tautua, 28 March 2017

The Court of Appeal is in session this week.

Among the seven cases on the list includes the appeal in Congregational Christian Church of Samoa versus Kerita Reupena matter.

Reverend Reupena is represented by lawyer, Leulua’iali’i Olinda Woodroffe.

Reverend Kerita is appealing the decision by His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.

Last month Leulua’iali’I had questioned the handling of the matter by His Honor Patu.

She argued that His Honour Patu should never have presided in the hearing of Reverend Kerita Reupena’s claim against the Elders given his connection to the church.

The matter was then referred to the Court of Appeal.

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Cases being heard  

1. Rev.Elder Kerita Reupena  vs Rev. Elder Tautiaga Senara & Others

2. Lealiifano Iopu Tanielu  vs  Attorney General, Paialii Afe, Moe Fa &

3. Uso Taumata aka Auvele  vs  National Prosecution Office Taumata

4. Tanielu Telea    vs   National Prosecution Office

5. Leuluaialii O. Woodroffe  vs  Asiata Mataia, & Ors   

6. National Prosecution Office  vs Aurthur Wong See & Ors             

7. Apia Construction Ltd   vs  Samoa National Provident Fund.                                                                             

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By Deidre Tautua, 28 March 2017

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