An ongoing international effort to collect an unpaid $62.8 million bill has triggered legal action in Western Washington federal court that has halted long-planned financing and construction of a $17 million fourth tower at Vancouvercenter.
The suit also stopped condominiums sales inside the existing first three phases of the project completed in 2004 in downtown Vancouver.
The legal dispute that began in 2008, has Cerner Corp., a global health care technology company based in Kansas City, Mo., going after assets in several countries owned by Ahmed Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates.
Al Dhaheri, through his company, Washington-based Vandevco Ltd., is the owner of the three completed phases of Vancouvercenter, just east of Esther Short Park. He also is sole proprietor of iCapital LLC and Belbadi Enterprises LLC based in