Law firm to withdraw representing IPI in 3 cases

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THE O’Connor Berman Horey & Banes or OBHB law firm has filed notices of withdrawal from representing Imperial Pacific International in three cases filed in federal court due to “professional considerations.”

The law firm said, “Lawyers should be mindful of their confidentiality obligations owed to their clients.  Should the [federal] court require additional information as to the basis for the withdrawal, OBHB respectfully requests the court to permit OBHB to submit confidential client information under seal.”

Attorney Cong Nie of the OBHB law firm filed the notice of motion and motion to withdraw as counsel.

OBHB is representing IPI in the lawsuits filed by the casino investors’ former contractors: Pacific Rim Land Development LLC, and USA Fanter Corporation.

Pacific Rim sued IPI for breach of contract for refusing to pay for services in the amount of $5.65 million.

District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona in a recent order entered a civil judgement in the amount of $5.6 million against IPI after finding that it had breached its promissory note with Pacific Rim.

For its part, USA Fanter sued IPI for breach of contract in the amount of $2 million and for defamation.

Both plaintiffs in the breach of contract lawsuits are represented by attorney Colin Thompson.

In the defamation lawsuit, USA Fanter is represented by attorney Samuel Mok.



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