Rep. Janet Maratita (Ind-Saipan), through counsel Ramon K. Quichocho, wants to intervene in Betty Johnson’s class action against the CNMI government and the NMI Retirement Fund.
Jesus I. Taisague and Joaquin Q. Atalig, also through counsel Quichocho, joined Maratita as “proposed intervenors” in Johnson’s class action.
Quichocho informed the U.S. District Court for the NMI on Friday of their intent to file a motion to intervene.
U.S. District Court for the NMI designated judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood previously denied several parties’ requests to intervene in the case.
On Thursday, Maratita prefiled a resolution urging Gov. Eloy S. Inos to reconsider and withdraw from the Fund settlement agreement. She stated that pursuing the terms that violate the NMI Constitution “clearly constitutes the impeachable offense of neglect of duty under Article 3 Section 19.”
The resolution has two co-sponsors as of last week: Reps. Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero (Ind-Saipan) and Ray Tebuteb (Ind-Saipan).
With only 16 Fund members opting out of the settlement agreement, Judge Tydingco-Gatewood is expected to give final approval to the settlement agreement on Sept. 30, 2013.