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IPI: Engineering consulting firm’s lawsuit has no genuine issue

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IMPERIAL Pacific International LLC attorney George Hasselback has asked the federal court to rule in favor of IPI in the lawsuit filed by Johnny M. Aquino Professional Corp.

JMA sued IPI for non-payment of services rendered and has also petitioned the District Court for the NMI to compel IPI to arbitrate its dispute with the plaintiff.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed last month, JMA provided structural inspection services for the IPI casino project in Garapan.

But IPI has failed to pay the plaintiff in an amount in excess of $75,000, the lawsuit stated.

It added that JMA was also hired in Nov. 2016 to perform consulting services to IPI related to traffic signals, roadways, and water quality at the IPI resort construction site.

JMA said it performed under the terms of its agreement with IPI in good faith, but IPI failed to pay an amount also in excess of $75,000.

Attorney Mark Scoggins, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of JMA, stated that IPI owes his client over $300,000 plus interest.

Scoggins said JMA has demanded arbitration, but IPI has ignored this demand.

In response to the lawsuit, Hasselback said IPI admits that an agreement was formed between the parties, but denies the rest of the allegations in the lawsuit.

Hasselback also noted that “paragraph 19 of the complaint does not allege any facts, nor does it proffer any theory upon which IPI can be held responsible to the plaintiff/petitioner for damages.”

He said the complaint “failed to state a claim against IPI or create a genuine issue of fact upon which relief may be granted.”

 

 

 

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