In Apatang v. Marianas Public Land Corporation, 1 N. Mar. I. 140 (N.M.I. 1990), the Court held that the six-year statute of limitations, which governs land exchange issues, did not bar a landowner's action seeking adequate compensation based on a land exchange transfer conducted over 20 years earlier with the Trust Territory.
In Apatang there was no dispute that Apatang's father owned the land that was exchanged with the government.