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Valla PTC Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

June 04, 2020 - Application by Valla PTC Limited, of Bermuda, as Trustee of the Westline Trust, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, HSBC Holdings PLC, UBS AG, Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank (and its affiliates Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Bankers Trust Company), Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Lloyd's Bank USA, Lloyd's Bank Commercial Banking, Commerzbank AG, and Bank of America, NA for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against Jonathan Moss Faiman, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco, over the alleged failure to repay $30 million in loans, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Peraso Technologies Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 03, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Brian Denega, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Peraso Technologies Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mina de Oro LLC et al v. Bitclub et al: Complaint

June 03, 2020 - Complaint regarding "a Bitcoin related multi-level BTC mining scheme" in Mina de Oro LLC and The Toy Chest LLC, both of Nevada v. Matthew Brent Goettsche, Jobediah Sinclair Weeks, Joseph Frank Abel, Silviu Catalin Balaci, and Bitclub at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Matthew Script et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

June 03, 2020 - Consolidated Class Action Amended Complaint alleging "a sophisticated scheme to fraudulently inflate the price of cryptocurrencies ..., causing the price of these cryptocommodities to spike far above their legitimate value in the largest bubble in human history, and ultimately resulting in billions of dollars of damage to innocent cryptocommodity purchasers" in Matthew Script, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz, and Pinchas Goldshtein v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, DigFinex Inc., all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Philip G. Potter, of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, described as a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, of Arizona; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama; Bittrex, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Seattle, Washington, and Poloniex, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Boston, Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pauline Stonehill v. FBI: Complaint

June 01, 2020 - Complaint under the Freedom of Information Act regarding "the Government's role in the investigation and wiretapping" of Harry S. Stonehill, deceased, "the subsequent illegal raids on his businesses in the Philippines in 1962 and the use of Stonehill's lawyer as a government informant" in Pauline Dale Stonehill, of Malaga, Spain, widow of Harry Stonehill v. Federal Bureau of Investigation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Royal Yuyo Shipping SA v. Productos Agropecuarios de Tehuacan et al: Petition

June 01, 2020 - Petition in Royal Yuyo Shipping SA, of Panama v. Productos Agropecuarios de Tehuacan, Productos Avicolas el Cavario, and Socorro Romero Sanchez SA de CV, all of Mexico, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Leif-Erik Hvide v. Holt Financial Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraudulent inducement, and conspiracy to defraud in Leif-Erik Hvide, of Brazil v. Holt Financial Ltd., of the Bahamas; Holdun Family Office (Bahamas) Limited, of the Bahamas; Holt Accelerator Inc., of Canada; Holt Accelerator LP, of Canada; Brendan Holt Dunn, of the Bahamas; Margaret 'Maggie' Dunphy, Jan Christopher Arp, and Gordon Dempsey, all of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

WEC 98D-5 LLC et al v. Financial Structures Ltd.: Complaint

June 01, 2020 - Complaint in WEC 98D-5 LLC, WEC 98D-4 LLC, WEC 98D-23 LLC, WEC 98D-26 LLC, WEC 98D-6 LLC, and WEC 98D-17 LLC, each of which is "a single purpose 'bankruptcy remote' company that owns a single parcel of real estate" v. Financial Structures Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

John Thompson v. QIAGEN NV et al: Class Action Complaint

May 29, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities violations in John Thompson v. QIAGEN NV, of the Netherlands, whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Håkan Björklund, Stéphane Bancel, Metin Colpan, Ross L. Levine, Elaine Mardis, Lawrence A. Rosen, Elizabeth E. Tallett, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., of Delaware, and Quebec BV, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Broad Idea International Ltd. v. Convoy Collateral Ltd.: Judgment

May 29, 2020 - Judgment in Broad Idea International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Convoy Collateral Limited, of Hong Kong, at the British Virgin Islands Court of Appeal.

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