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Aziz Peter Mettao, CHCC reach settlement

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AZIZ Peter Mettao and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. have reached a settlement.

In a stipulation filed by the parties on Tuesday, they asked the  District Court for the NMI to dismiss with prejudice the lawsuit, “including all claims stated,” with each party to bear its own attorney’s fees and costs.

Aziz Mettao

The parties also requested the federal court to retain jurisdiction for the purpose of enforcing the terms of the settlement.

The stipulation did not include a copy of the settlement agreement.

Mettao accused CHCC of detaining him against his wishes, and administering medications that he did not give consent to and have objected against.

He named as defendants  CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna in her official capacity as well as two doctors and a nurse in both their official and personal capacities and other unnamed employees of CHCC.

Mettao, through Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems Inc. counsel Jeanne H. Rayphand, had asked the court to award the plaintiff $100,000 in damages.

The lawsuit also requested the court to issue an injunction against Muna, directing the CEO to provide ongoing education and training for all CHCC physicians, nurses, security personnel and staff who have direct patient contact regarding the Involuntary Commitment Act, and the Patient's Rights Act.

For more  information about this lawsuit, go to https://www.mvariety.com/cnmi-local/73-local/4428-aziz-peter-mettao-sues-chcc-demands-100k-in-damages

 

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