Brownstein, Aldan agree to settlement talks


The owner of an entertainment company that is suing a Honolulu-based ex-CNMI resident over a mothballed concert of the UB40 in Guam and Saipan in 2015 have agreed to talks of a possible settlement.

Steven Brownstein, who owns Steven Brownstein Entertainment, and Jason H. Aldan, through their counsel, informed the U.S. District Court for the NMI on Monday that they have agreed to schedule settlement talks in November.

U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona set the settlement conference for Nov. 15 at 8:30am before Magistrate Judge Heather L. Kennedy.

According to the minutes of the hearing, Manglona set a pre-settlement conference for Nov. 1, 2018.

The jury trial is currently set for July 30, 2019.

Steven Pixley appeared as counsel for Brownstein. Charity Hodson stated she was standing in for Robert Torres, who is counsel for Aldan.

Hodson said she will be joining Torres in this case.

Brownstein filed an amended complaint after the court dismissed last November his claims of fraud and unjust enrichment against Aldan.

In April 2017, Brownstein sued Aldan and Fredrick Holloman and 10 unnamed co-defendants for allegedly defrauding the firm of $115,000 by misrepresenting to have UB40 perform in Guam and Saipan in 2015.

Aldan and Holloman have denied the allegations.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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