Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC shot back at a contractor that is accusing it of not paying for services rendered, saying that Winzy Corp. did not uphold its end of the contract with IPI, so the court’s entry of default judgment in favor of Winzy Corp. should be vacated.
In his support of IPI’s motion to vacate the entry of default in favor of Winzy Corp., IPI chief engineer Eric Poon cited an alleged instance where Winzy did not do its job as required by its contract. In documents filed last Tuesday, Poon recounted a Feb. 18, 2020, contract between IPI and Winzy Corp., where Winzy Corp. was to provide supervision and consultation to a fire protection system project for IPI’s “Resort Hotel” project, which had a working end date of Sept. 15, 2020. Winzy Corp. agreed to conduct testing, consult on the installation, do the final completion commissioning, and aid IPI in acquiring fire-safety certifications for the resort hotel. Winzy also agreed to conduct field inspection and testing with the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services at later dates, which are further requirements in acquiring a fire permit for the resort hotel.
According to IPI, Roger Deducin, who reportedly did the inspection for Winzy Corp., did one site visit on May 27, 2020, and allegedly did not visit the site again after that. “To the best of my personal knowledge, the work done on the project was short of full completion and certification,” Poon said.
The court filing, as submitted by IPI lawyer Juan T. Lizama, claims that Winzy Corp. did not perform “under the terms of the agreement in good faith, and in a good and workmanlike manner.”
Winzy Corp, which is represented by attorney Mark Scoggins, is suing IPI for allegedly not paying for supervision and consulting services for the casino project back in 2020. IPI allegedly owes $162,925.
This story was updated to correct that Roger Deducin was sent to do the inspection by Winzy Corp. and that he’s not with IPI.