Wiseman extends TRO on casino license


Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman issued today, Friday, an order extending the temporary restraining order that he signed that stops Gov. Eloy S. Inos, the CNMI government, the Commonwealth Lottery Commission, and the Finance secretary from either denying or approving a casino license.

In a one-page order, Wiseman said he finds it necessary for good cause to extend the expiration date of the TRO, which presently expires on June 29, 2014, until the court’s further order. He did not elaborate.

Wiseman issued the TRO after casino applicant Marianas Stars Entertainment Inc. filed a lawsuit and requested a TRO, saying it will be irreparably harmed if the TRO is not issued pending the resolution of its case.

More details to follow on Monday.

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 ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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