05 Apr 2018
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
A SETTLEMENT agreement has capped the discrimination case filed by a former VIP host against Imperial Pacific International.
The court has dismissed the case following the plaintiff’s withdrawal of her lawsuit.
In Oct. 2017, Rovie Anne Chopitea, a Filipino citizen, through her legal counsel Daniel Guidotti filed a civil action under Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 as amended, and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 “to correct unlawful employment practices” on the basis of race or national origin.
IPI denied the allegations.
Last week, Chopitea, through Guidotti, and IPI, through attorney Kelley M. Butcher, filed for the case’s dismissal with prejudice.
Designated Judge Susan Oki Mollway dismissed the case with prejudice and said that “each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees and costs.”
On Dec. 13, 2017, she referred the case to Magistrate Heather Kennedy for non-dispositive matters as the parties had reached a settlement.
On Jan. 8, 2018, Guidotti filed a notice of dismissal in federal court stating that Chopitea was no longer pursuing her claims against IPI.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/103448-ipi-s-former-vip-host-withdraws-lawsuit