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Amazon Data Center Builder Advances Suit Against Venture Partner

June 23, 2022, 6:58 PM

IPI Partners LLC must face contract litigation over claims it pushed Northstar Commercial Partners out of their $500 million joint venture building Amazon Inc. data centers by mischaracterizing an FBI kickback investigation, a Delaware judge ruled.

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster let the case move forward Wednesday, citing plausible claims that IPI “ironically” engaged in fraud or misconduct when it ousted Northstar from the project after attributing the alleged kickback scheme to fraud or misconduct.

“The defendants seek the benefit of the doubt that they refused to give,” but the allegations “support a reasonable inference that IPI Partners and its ...