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DR wins case against Sunland in US

The Dominican Republic won the appeal and a repeat trial against two Florida-registered companies, Architectural Ingenieria Siglo XXI LL and Sunland that had won a US$50 million foreign judgment against the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidraulicos (Indrhi), the Dominican government agency in charge of building and running water projects, over a cancelled contract to build an irrigation system. The judgment had been registered in default after the DR agency failed to respond to formal notice of the lawsuit.

US District Judge Cecilia Altonaga in 2013 had awarded more than US$21.5 million to Architectural Ingenieria Siglo XXI LLC and more than US$28.6 million to Sunland & RGITC LLC, which claimed they had been dutifully performing their work for the Indrhi. Their US$51 million bid in 2000 had been selected to develop irrigation for 3,000 hectares in Azua.

The new ruling issued in a Florida court completely exonerates the Dominican government and Indrhi from the Sun Land claims, said legal advisor to the Presidency, Flavio Dario Espinal. Nevertheless, the same ruling ordered that the Dominican government compensate Architectural Ingenieria Siglo XXI LLC with US$576,842.

Source: DR1, Presidencia

Oct 7, 2017

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