IMPERIAL Pacific International LLC made the third settlement payment of $164,270.08 on time and in the full amount on June 1, 2021, IPI attorney Michael Dotts said in his 21st status report to the federal court.

Dotts also attached as Exhibit “A” a true and correct copy of the settlement payment check redacted of the account number.

He said IPI’s next settlement payment is due on July 1.

The settlement payment is part of the amended consent judgment entered between IPI and the U.S. Department of Labor on March 29, 2021, requiring IPI to pay back wages owed to its former employees.

IPI is also required to submit weekly status updates to the court.

IPI has to make monthly payments of $164,270.08 from April 1, 2021 to Dec. 1, 2021 for a total amount of $1,478,430.72, according to the modified consent judgement.   

To date IPI has made payments from April to June 2021 totaling $492,810.24

Dotts also said that IPI has completed its review of USDOL’s analysis, and IPI’s staff will now work with the Labor department’s staff to try to resolve their differences.

He was referring to USDOL’s analysis of the payments received by IPI employees.

Dotts likewise reported that IPI has purchased title insurance as required under the amended consent judgment.

He attached as Exhibit “C” a true and correct copy of the check made payable to Security Title, Inc. for the insurance in the amount of $12,255.

According to the lawyer, payroll to IPI employees was timely distributed on Friday, June 4, without issue.

“IPI’s next payroll is to be distributed on June 18, 2021 (Payroll 13),” he added.

“IPI is maintaining power and water at some housing as some CW employees remain in residence. Food is not being provided to CW employees as IPI has never provided food to CW employees,” Dotts said.

As for repatriation of foreign workers, Dotts said there is nothing to report.

Construction work at the Imperial Pacific Resort in Garapan also remains suspended as ordered by the court, he added.

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Bryan Manabat studied criminal justice at Northern Marianas College. He covers the community, tourism, business, police and court beats.

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