A female chief in American Samoa, who's been removed from her position as county chief of Mauputasi District, is seeking a court injunction to prevent her removal.
Fanene Fetaiaiga Kava contends that one of the highest ranking chiefs of American Samoa acted to remove her because of a personal vendetta.
She states that sometime in July her compensation as county chief ceased without any explanation.
She argues that a county chief can only be removed by the governor at the request of a majority of the chiefs of the county for "misconduct, incompetence and neglect of duty."
And in the event of a vacancy she says only the governor is authorized by law to appoint a replacement.
An initial hearing is set for this Friday to hear arguments on whether the High Court has jurisdiction to hear the case.