27 Nov 2018
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
DISTRICT Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona has granted the request of Florida-based XTRA Airways Inc. and its former operations manager to give them 30 days to finalize their settlement and then to dismiss the lawsuit.
XTRA Airways former operations manager Thomas Nolte, who handled the airline’s Asian operations, alleged in his lawsuit that he was terminated from his job without cause.
Acting on the parties’ request filed on Nov. 8, Judge Manglona gave them until Dec. 10 to finalize their settlement. She subsequently vacated the case management conference set for last Thursday, Nov. 15.
She said in light of the plaintiff’s notice of voluntary dismissal of his second cause of action, the motion to dismiss filed by defendant TEM Enterprises, which owns Xtra Airways, is moot.
Nolte and TEM Enterprises, through their lawyers, told the court that they have reached a settlement on all issues, including attorney’s fees and costs.
Attorney Colin Thompson represents Nolte while Robert Turk is counsel for TEM Enterprises.
Nolte sued the airline company for breach of written contract, breach of oral contract and fraud.
Nolte asked the court for an order for lost wages, for special and compensatory damages according to proof, for punitive damages in an amount to be determined, for reasonable attorney fees, for costs of suit, and other relief the court may deem proper.
On Nov. 10, 2017, XTRA Airways’ China-Saipan flights were cancelled, three months after the route service was launched.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109088-court-gives-xtra-airways-former-manager-more-time-to-finalize-settlement