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Tour company ordered to show cause why a default judgment should not be issued against it

DISTRICT Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona has ordered a tour company to show cause why a default judgment should not be issued against it.

Junjie Wu, an investor, has sued Black Bison Travel Corporation, formerly known as Jili Corporation, and its principals for fraud and fraudulent transfers.

Wu, the principal shareholder of Chimeng Science & Technology Co. Ltd. based in China, is represented by attorney Colin Thompson.

Wu sued Black Bison for fraud, conversion, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, and fraudulent transfers.

Wu has asked the court to issue an order awarding him damages.

He also requested that the court order defendants to supply an accounting and audit of all funds, payments and contributions made by him to the tour company.

In addition, Wu is asking the court to declare him 80 percent owner of Jili Corporation.

On Aug. 15, 2019, Thompson filed a motion for entry of default, saying that the defendants did not file an answer within the time allotted by the rules of civil procedure.

Under the rules, a defendant must answer within 21 days after being served with the summons and complaint.

Judge Manglona noted that the plaintiff has submitted proofs of service by hand-delivering the summons and complaint to a representative of the defendants in Saipan on July 19, 2019.

On Sept 6, 2019, through attorney William Fitzgerald, Black Bison filed a response to the complaint and denied all the allegations.

But Judge Manglona said defendants did not file a response to the motion of entry of default or otherwise indicate why their tardiness should be excused and the default should not be entered.

She ordered the defendants to show cause in writing no later than Sept. 10, 2019 why the plaintiff’s motion for entry of default should not be granted.

As of press time on Wednesday evening, Variety was unable to confirm if the defendants had filed a response.