In a series of court hearings, Imperial Pacific International has made various excuses as to why it has been unable to meet its commitments. The lawyer for Chairwoman Cui Li Jie claims that she is ignorant of the US legal system and is, in any case, powerless to fulfill the court’s demands. Attorney Michael Dotts, meanwhile, is arguing that IPI simply does not have the funds to pay what it owes under the consent judgment. However, in another case dealing with sexual harassment, former CNMI Senator Ray N. Yumul appears to have begun his work representing IPI as its CEO.
IPI chair claims ignorance (Saipan Tribune)
IPI has ‘insufficient funds’ for settlement payments (Marianas Variety)
Former Sen. Yumul represents IPI as its CEO in settlement conference (Marianas Variety)