Another subcontractor is suing Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC for breach of contract and is demanding that IPI pay over $700,000.
Fritz Pacific Project Development Services, through its sole proprietor, Alfredo Cabael, filed a complaint against IPI for breach of manpower staffing subcontract with the U.S District Court for the NMI.
Fritz Pacific is suing IPI for $745,303.94 worth of nonpayment of the balance amount for manpower staffing services, interest, fees, and costs.
“Despite endeavors in good faith on the part of Fritz Pacific to resolve the dispute prior to filing this case, IPI refused to honor its obligation to Fritz Pacific,” Cabael stated in his complaint.
According to the complaint, IPI hired Fritz Pacific to provide manpower staffing services for the hotel-casino construction project in Garapan. IPI and Fritz Pacific entered into two successive contracts beginning around June or August 2018.
As part of their agreement, Fritz Pacific was to provide IPI with skilled plumbers, carpenters, masons, electricians, welders, skilled helpers, tower crane operators, HE mechanics, mechanic helpers, equipment electronics technicians, tractor trailer operators, boom truck operators, riggers, and two laborers.
“All have met the demand and desired quality workmanship were performed within a reasonable timeframe expected by IPI,” Cabael said
It added that staffing hours, statement of accounts, billing, invoices, and payroll records from Fritz Pacific were confirmed with IPI-executed timesheets.
However, Cabael said IPI only made partial payments on the billings and invoices.
Around November 2019, IPI had a new company, AM Group, take over as its manpower staffing company, effectively terminating Fritz Pacific’s staffing services.