IPI faces another lawsuit


A law firm is suing Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC for breach of contract, saying the casino company owes it over $120,000.

The law firm of Banes Horey Berman and Miller LLC filed a lawsuit against IPI for breach of contract, implied breach of contract, and quantum meruit with the District Court for the NMI last week.

According to the lawsuit, IPI owes the firm more than $120,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses. The law firm is demanding a jury trial and unspecified damages.

According court documents, the firm represented IPI in two civil lawsuits filed by Pacific Rim Land Development LLC in the mechanic’s lien action and defamation lawsuit filed by USA Fanter Corp. Ltd, and also represented IPI in filing a complaint against FSM Recycling Corp. relating to theft of construction materials at the IPI warehouses.

On Dec. 13, 2019, the law firm and IPI entered into a contract regarding the Pacific Rim lawsuit against the casino investor.

Last Feb. 11, the firm and IPI entered into another contract for the law firm to provide legal services to IPI in the USA Fanter mechanic’s lien.

Back in April 8, 2020, the law firm and IPI agreed that the law firm would represent IPI in the defamation action on the same terms as the mechanic’s lien matter, but with a separate initial retainer.

Back in March 23, the law firm and IPI entered into another contract regarding the IPI civil action against FSM Recycling Corp. and certain individuals.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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