Guam - The plaintiffs in
the permanent injunction case are adamant that they want the Government of Guam
to pay out tax refunds within six months of their filing. The plaintiffs'
proposed permanent injunction was filed in
the District Court today.
They were unable to reach an agreement despite three settlement
conferences with Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan. The main sticking point is
the timeframe for the government to pay the refunds. The government wanted one year while the
plaintiffs wanted six months.
The proposed injunction also seeks to force the government to file
reports on a quarterly basis and the suspension and discontinuation of
expedited refund payments. If the government fails to comply with the
injunction, the plaintiffs want a receiver appointed, government funds
sequestered and contempt proceedings initiated.
The government has two weeks to review the proposal and submit