Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said Thursday that he has no plans to resign and plans to continue as governor until the end of the year.
He also reiterated his support for the U.S. Virgin Islands governor and her Republican opponent, Rep. Alan Grayson.
He did not say when he will seek re-election.
Rossello, who was appointed governor in December, has faced accusations of a decades-long conspiracy against the state’s economy, an indictment of the governor, and a federal investigation into the governor’s ties to RICO.
The lawsuit filed in the U,S.
District Court for the District of Columbia by Rossellos attorneys, the law firm of Perkins Coie and a public interest law firm was launched by a group of Puerto Ricans who allege they were victims of discrimination.
Rossello was not present in court when the verdict was handed down.
The judge in the case ruled that the lawsuit should be dismissed, but the plaintiffs are appealing that decision.
The case is one of two filed by the group against RICA Restaurants, a chain of Puerto Rican restaurants that are known for their steamed rice.
The restaurants said they were unaware of the lawsuit until it was filed, and RICO Restaurants said it would continue operating under its trademarked name.
The ruling could be appealed by the plaintiffs.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general, the U:S.
attorney for the Western District of Puerto Rico, said the office will not comment on pending litigation.
The suit alleges that RICO Restaurant was illegally given a license to operate in Puerto Rico by the state in 2011, when the U and U.N. imposed sanctions on the island over its handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The lawsuits said RICO was awarded the license to serve the island in the state despite a lack of information about the business’ location.
The group said that the licenses were granted under a state law that did not require RICO to provide the state with information on the business’s location or to provide documentation of its ownership.
Rosselos attorney, Daniel Gonzalez, said that there was nothing improper about RICOs licenses.
The attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.