On Sept. 8 the lawyers for George P. Macris owner of the Harmon Doctor’s Clinic and medical director at the Guam Memorial Hospital; and Daniel D. Swavely manager of Beach Front Development LLC "" developer of Villa Kanton Tasi "" made their closing arguments at the Superior Court of Guam.

Macris told the Journal "I am confident that the facts and the law support my case. " He said that the ruling was up to the judge and it would have a huge impact on the island’s businesses especially with the construction boom that is expected to follow the pending military buildup on Guam.

The complaint filed by Macris in July 2003 alleged Swavely and his wife benefited from a change by Daniel Swavely to approve plans for the project that would allow for the elevation by some two feet the ceilling of the top floor units. One of the units is owned by the Swavelys the other by John P. Duenas president of Duenas Bordallo & Associates and principal broker of Re/Max Diamond Realty; and Elizabeth C. Duenas associate broker for Re/Max and John’s wife. (See "Raising the roof" in the Sept. 22 2003 edition of the Journal.). The trial began Jan. 30 and ran until Feb. 2 when it was rescheduled to a later date. The parties went back to the Superior Court of Guam in March where they were informed when the trial would resume (See Brief Case "Kanton Tasi Condos go from beach to courtroom" in the March 6 edition of the Journal.).

Melinda C. Swavely attorney at Dooley Roberts and Fowler LLP and Daniel Swavely’s wife said "We are confident in the justice system and that the right decision would be made. The Journal contacted Daniel Swavely for comment. He said "I have none. It’s within the judges hands now."

Kanton Tasi is a luxury 22-unit condominium block with a number of famous Guam tenants. Each unit is about 2 350 square feet. The property offers four covered parking spaces per unit guest parking back-up generator power a three-day water supply built-in typhoon shutters insulated glass panes a negative edge swimming pool and a large barbecue pavilion. MBJ