Chief Judge Ramona Manglona of the District Court for the NMI has ruled that Imperial Pacific International violated her discovery order in connection with the Pacific Rim Land Development case and is in contempt of court. Meanwhile, a law firm that is suing IPI to collect on US$120,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses has come to an agreement with the casino company on a payment plan to settle their disagreement.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.