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Multiplus Corredora de Seguros Ltda.: Chapter 11 Petition

July 09, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Multiplus Corredora de Seguros Ltda., of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

TAM SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

July 09, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by TAM SA, TAM Linhas Aereas SA, Multiplus Corredora de Seguros Ltda., Prismah Fidelidade Ltda., Fidelidade Viagens e Turismo SA, TP Franchising Ltda., Aerolinhas Brasileiras SA, and Holdco I SA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson: Final Judgment

July 08, 2020 - Final Judgment regarding an allegation that the defendant "defrauded hundreds of clients and prospective clients resident in the United States by misleading them about the benefits of irreversibly transferring their United Kingdom pensions to an offshore pension plan while concealing serious conflicts of interest" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, a citizen of the United Kingdom and a former employee of deVere USA, Inc., at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Bradley Hamilton: Final Judgment

July 08, 2020 - Final Judgment regarding an allegation that he "defrauded hundreds of clients and prospective clients resident in the United States by misleading them about the benefits of irreversibly transferring their United Kingdom pensions to an offshore pension plan while concealing serious conflicts of interest" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bradley Hamilton, a citizen of the United Kingdom and a former employee of deVere USA, Inc., at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

DAVIDsTEA Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 08, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Claudio Filippone, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., as the Foreign Representative of DAVIDsTEA (USA) Inc. and DAVIDsTEA Inc., described as "a branded retailer of specialty tea", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

John David Price v. Dropbox Inc.: Discovery Application

July 07, 2020 - Application by John David Price, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, to take discovery from Dropbox Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Canada, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Curtis Heffernan v. Dan Bilzerian et al: Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint

July 07, 2020 - Complaint alleging whistleblower retaliation, defamation, and wrongful termination regarding "a serious concern of financial fraud, investor fraud, deceptive accounting practices and tax evasion by Ignite", which "is in the business of selling cannabidiol, cannabis, and beverage products", in Curtis Heffernan v. Ignite International Ltd., of Wyoming; Ignite International Brands Ltd., of Canada, and Dan Bilzerian at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

AltaCorp Capital v. FINRA et al: Complaint

July 07, 2020 - Complaint "to permanently enjoin an arbitration" in AltaCorp Capital, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada v. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., FINRA Regulation Inc., formerly known as FINRA Dispute Resolution Inc., and John Cloghesy at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Adrian Guenter Lenz: Chapter 15 Petition

July 07, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Jens Lieser, as the Foreign Representative of Adrian Guenter Lenz, the latter of whom is facing "ongoing criminal proceedings for fraud against, inter alia, Deutsche Post AG, on a repetitive basis, as well as tax evasion", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Carol Brown v. Wirecard AG et al: Class Action Complaint

July 07, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Carol A. Brown v. Wirecard AG, of Germany; Markus Braun, Jan Marsalek, Burkhard Ley, Alexander von Knoop, Susanne Steidl, Wulf Matthias, and Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.