5 Feb 2015

CNMI hospital could be sued by utility

4:13 pm on 5 February 2015

The lone hospital in the CNMI could face contempt charges over its failure to pay 1 point 3 million US dollars owed to the utility provider, the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation.

In a show-cause order filing, it wants the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation to be held in contempt for ignoring a three-month utility bill, causing the utility's total debt to balloon to 14 point 7 million US dollars.

The utility sued the health agency for a similar debt 14 months ago but the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation succeeded in its push to have the courts issue a temporary restraining order.