Guam Judge Won't Vacate Damages Ruling In Chamorro Case
Law360 (July 20, 2020, 10:53 PM EDT) -- A Guam federal judge on Friday refused to vacate her 2019 ruling blocking the U.S. government from seeking certain damages under the Fair Housing Act, despite a recent settlement in its case against Guam's government regarding housing rights for the island's indigenous Chamorro people.
U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway was not persuaded by the federal government's request, she wrote Friday, because her finding that Guam has sovereign immunity against damages is of use to the legal community at large and shouldn't be vacated simply because the U.S. government doesn't want it raised in future litigation.
"This court's ruling belongs to...
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