PII takes aim at arbitration in FSM dispute

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — Pacific International Inc. has asked a Federated States of Micronesia judge to hold off a trial in its case against the FSM government expected in 2018, to allow for binding arbitration proceedings.

PII attorneys Thomas M. Tarpley in Guam and Marstella Jack in Pohnpei filed a motion with the FSM Supreme Court on Dec. 28 to enforce an arbitration agreement for the multi-million dollar dispute over a large-scale road paving and water system construction project in Chuuk. Based on a court order earlier in December, PII and the FSM . . .

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