IPI’s motion to vacate entry of default is denied

Posted on May 18 2021


The U.S. District Court for the NMI last Friday denied Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC’s motion to vacate entry of default in Winzy Corp.’s lawsuit against the Saipan casino for unpaid services.

According to a civil minutes document filed last May 14, Winzy and IPI entered into a contract on Feb. 18, 2020, where Winzy was to provide supervision and consultation to a fire protection system project for IPI’s “Resort Hotel” project, which had an end date of Sept. 15, 2020. Winzy agreed to conduct testing, consult on the installation, do the final completion commissioning, and help IPI in acquiring fire-safety certifications for the resort hotel.

However, after months of nonpayment, Winzy decided to quit work on the project around mid-August 2020, a time where its work on the project was approximately 95% completed. Winzy then sued IPI on Oct. 30, 2020, for $162,925 in unpaid, contracted services, an amount that roughly equates to 95% of the total payment IPI was to make to Winzy upon project completion.

The court ordered IPI to provide evidence of a meritorious defense to Winzy’s complaints by a May 3, 2021, deadline. IPI failed to meet this deadline, resulting in the court ordering an entry of default against IPI.

The default judgment hearing for this case is scheduled for May 18 at 1:30pm in the district court.

Joshua Santos | Reporter
Joshua Santos is a Mount Carmel School AlumKnight and University of Florida Gator Grad with a passion for writing. He is one of Saipan Tribune’s newest reporters. Josh enjoys golf, chess, and playing video games with friends in his spare time. Reach out to him @rarebasedjosh on all socials.

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