Imperial Pacific launches lawsuit against contractor
Saipan Island casino and resort company Imperial Pacific International has accused Pacific Rim of providing false information in a lawsuit.
Saipan.- Imperial Pacific International has accused its former contractor, Pacific Rim Land Development, of providing false information in its lawsuit against the firm.
According to the local press, IPI is asking the District Court for the NMI to dismiss Pacific Rim’s second amended complaint about its “failure to negotiate in good faith and mediate prior to filing [its] lawsuit, which is a condition precedent to bringing suit as agreed to in the contract.”
The firm, through its lawyer, also filed counterclaims against Pacific Rim, alleging promissory fraud, fraud in the inducement as to the promissory note, violation of the Consumer Protection Act and breach of contract.
IPI demanded a jury trial and also asked the federal court to cancel IPI’s contract with Pacific Rim and the promissory note and to hold Pacific Rim liable to pay damages in an amount to be proven at trial.
Specifically, IPI contends that Pacific Rim hired a kitchen helper and a deliveryman and made them work in IPI’s casino resort as carpenters.
The countersuit represents a new strategy by IPI after its attempts to get the courts to quash Pacific Rim’s lawsuit against it has so far repeatedly failed.
Pacific Rim alleges that IPI has failed to pay for its construction services.