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Airport disagrees with court's order to release transcripts

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The Guam International Airport Authority says it "respectfully disagrees" with a Superior Court order yesterday to release transcripts of an April 26, 2018 Board executive session.

Plaintiff DFS is seeking the information in connection with a longstanding lawsuit against GIAA. Judge Anita Sukola found there was a "material misrepresentation" by the airport in not producing the transcript.

In a news release, the airport says it "acted in full candor," and was in compliance with law in not producing information that is protected by the attorney-client privilege. Airport counsel Genevieve Rapadas says GIAA has "complied to the best of its ability with the requirements of the Open Government Law."

Acting GIAA executive manager John Quinata says they are reviewing what action to take in response to Sukola's decision. The airport is also awaiting the results of a Supreme Court appeal.

It challenged another Superior Court decision last year that voided a 2013 multimillion dollar retail concession contract to DFS rival Lotte Duty Free.

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