Guam - District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood has issued an order in Watts Constructors case against the Port Authority of Guam. The company filed suit against the agency, disputing more than a million dollars in charges imposed by the agency after sending cargo through the Guam Shipyard. The Port wants the case thrown out, alleging Watts failed to exhaust available administrative remedies like arbitration.

Watts, however, contends the suit is valid and argues that the Port is not entitled to immunity from being sued in federal court. According to the order a status hearing and scheduling conference for October 6.