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US court dismisses tourist’s lawsuit against hotel

FOLLOWING a settlement, the federal court on Monday dismissed the lawsuit of a Russian tourist, Irina Batukhina, against the Pacific Islands Club for alleged negligence.

District Court for the NMI Magistrate Judge Heather Kennedy in her order also stated that the parties will bear their own fees and costs.

Batukthina, who is represented by attorney William M. Fitzgerald, sued PIC for negligence after falling down a flight of stairs on Jan. 2, 2015.

Last week, the defendant and Inter Pacific Resorts, doing business as PIC, through attorney Daniel Guidotti, filed a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice.

The parties said they have reached a settlement agreement.