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TRO against casino commission extended

ASSOCIATE Judge Kenneth L. Govendo has extended, for the second time, the temporary restraining order that prevents the Commonwealth Casino Commission from disclosing Imperial Pacific International’s financial information.

In an order on Friday, the judge said the TRO will remain in effect until July 25, 2019, adding that its extension is “necessary to appropriately decide on the preliminary injunction.”

The TRO which was first issued on June 24. The court later extended the TRO to July 19.

On June 13, 2019, CCC notified IPI that an Open Government Act request was received by the commission from House Minority Leader Edwin Propst, seeking information concerning IPI’s audited financial statement, business gross revenue tax payments, and corporate income tax payments.

On June 23, 2019, during the miscellaneous part of the House session that started at 10 a.m., a copy of an IPI audit report was submitted by Propst to the House of Representatives, and copies were also provided to the media.

The casino commission has asked the Superior Court to deny IPI’s motion for a preliminary injunction, adding that the TRO prevents CCC from doing that which it is legally obligated to do.

IPI, for its part, is objecting to the release of the unredacted audited financial statements that it says contain confidential information.