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  1. Sablan Const. v. Gov't of Trust Territory, Etc. (1981)

    The Trust Territory appeals the trial court's decision ordering it to refund import taxes paid by the Sablan Construction Company. There are two issues presented. One is whether the trial court had subject matter jurisdiction. The other is whether, in an action under 6 T.T.C. § 251(1)(a), Sablan may recover wrongfully assessed taxes which it paid without protest. Because our answer to both questions is yes, we affirm.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: DCA 80-9025
  2. South Seas Corp. v. Sablan (1981)

    Vicente Sablan and Hong Kong Fruit Sugar Company (H.K.F.S.C.) appeal the Commonwealth Trial Court's decision that appellee South Seas Corporation (South Seas) owns land to which Sablan presently holds title and upon which South Seas' hotel complex sits. The trial court so concluded after determining that Sablan and H.K.F.S. C.'s owner (Koyama), while serving as South Seas directors, obtained funds for South Seas and misused the money to finance Sablan's private purchase of the land. Judgment [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: DCA Nos. 80-9023, 80-9005
  3. Kim v. Quichocho (2010)

    On December 18, 2009, Plaintiff Jung Ja Kim filed her complaint (docket no. 1) in this case, which contains nine claims for relief. Kim's first claim alleges that Defendants Ramon Quichocho ("Mr. Quichocho") and Francis Quichocho ("Mrs. Quichocho") violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act[1] ("RICO"), specifically 18 U.S.C. § 1962(b), which makes it "unlawful for any person through a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt to acquire or [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: C 09-0046
  4. Tran v. COM. OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (1991)

    THIS MATTER came before the Court on Monday, October 28, 1991 for hearing of Defendants' motion to dismiss this case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(1). Plaintiff was represented by Mr. V.K. Sawhney of Hill & Sawhney. The Defendants Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, et al. (collectively "CNMI"), were represented by CNMI Assistant Attorney General James B. Parsons.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civ. A. No. 90-0009
  5. Baldwin v. United States (2011)

    MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERTION OF THE COURT'S JANARY 22, 2010, ORDER STRIKING BOTH OF PLAINTIFF'S JURY DEMANDS AND MOTION UNDER RULE 6(b) TO ALLOW LATE JURY DEMAND


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civil Action No. 09-0033
  6. Guerrero v. United States (1988)

    On April 26, 1988, plaintiff Lucy Peters Deleon Guerrero filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief and mandamus seeking citizenship and a passport. She alleged that the United States breached the United Nations Charter Trusteeship by refusing to grant her citizenship and a passport. On June 8, 1988, Guerrero filed a motion for a temporary restraining order requesting that the Court order the United States to issue her a Trust Territory or United States passport within ten days. [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civ. No. 88-0010
  7. United States v. Norita (2010)

    In this criminal case, involving charges of trafficking in methamphetamine against both defendants and a gun charge against one defendant, the prosecution has moved to dismiss the indictment rather than produce certain DEA operations manuals, in their entireties, as the prosecution was ordered to do as a sanction for failure to produce pertinent portions of the manuals in response to prior orders compelling production. Although the defendants understandably consent to dismissal, if it is with [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Criminal Case No. 09-00026
  8. United States v. Norita (2010)

    In this criminal case, involving charges of trafficking in methamphetamine against both defendants and a gun charge against one defendant, the defendants have filed pretrial motions for discovery sanctions against the prosecution. One defendant has also filed a motion to sever the gun charge against the other defendant for separate trial and a motion for appointment of her retained counsel pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. The prosecution resists these motions.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Criminal No. 09-00026
  9. ECHE v. Holder (2010)

    Mikel W. Schwab, United States Attorney's Office, Hagatna, GU, Samuel Go, Office of Immigration Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Jessica F. Cruz, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Guam, Hagatna, GU, for Defendant.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civil Case No. 010-00013
  10. Baldwin v. United States (2010)

    Now before the court is Plaintiff Mr. John K. Baldwin's Motion to File Exhibits to Complaint Under Seal. Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, the court finds this motion suitable for disposition without oral argument. LR 7.1a. Having carefully reviewed the parties' briefs and the legal authority, and good cause appearing, the motion to seal is hereby DENIED. The exhibits attached to the complaint shall be unsealed.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civil Action No. 09-0033
  11. Rayphand v. Sablan (1999)

    Lucinda A. Love, Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Gregory Baka, Assistant United States Attorney, District of the Northern Mariana Islands, for intervenor United States.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civ.A. 97-0029
  12. Kim v. RAMON K. QUICHOCHO (2011)

    This case involves claims that the defendants, including the plaintiff's attorney, have defrauded the plaintiff of two of her businesses, which own poker machines, under the guise of protecting her from litigation by her former husband and his family and helping her through a period of depression. In an amended complaint, the plaintiff asserts claims pursuant to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), 18 U.S.C. § 1962(b), (c), and (d); legal malpractice, in the form of [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civil No. 09-0046
  13. United States v. Robinson (2010)

    This criminal case comes before me, as a visiting judge,[1] on the prosecution's request to supplement the record concerning the prosecution's efforts to comply with the requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 3142 for the detention of the pro se defendant. Although the prosecution's request to supplement the record will be granted, the prosecution's request that I correct the record— and reconsider comments that I made about the prosecution's handling of the matter during a proper detention [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Criminal Case No. 09-00031
  14. Yang v. American Intern. Knitters Corp. (1992)

    THIS MATTER came before the Court for consideration of Defendants' alternative motion to dismiss the pendent claims under Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) law for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. The administrative remedies at issue provide reduced judicial access to nonimmigrant alien workers alleging wage and labor violations. Plaintiffs Yang and Huang et al. (collectively "Yang") were represented by Mr. Joe Hill of Hill & Sawhney. Defendants American [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Civ. Nos. 91-0025, 91-0026
  15. In Re Realty Trust Corp. (1992)

    James J. Feder (argued), John W. Mills, III, James J. Feder & Associates, Los Angeles, Cal., Donald C. Williams, Marcia K. Schultz, Carlsmith, Ball, Wichman, Murray, Case, Mukai & Ichiki, Saipan, MP, for debtor Realty Trust Corp.


    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Bankruptcy No. 91-00007
  16. United States v. Villagomez (2010)

    Defendants, including the former lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, who were convicted in a high-profile case of conspiracy to defraud the United States, wire fraud, theft from a program receiving federal funds, and bribery, have filed a joint renewed motion pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3143(b) for release from custody while their convictions are on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The trial judge denied their earlier motions [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Docket: Criminal Case No. 08-00020

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