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Diligence Global Business Intelligence v. Michael Holtzman: Discovery Application

April 19, 2021 - Application by Diligence Global Business Intelligence SA, described as "a Swiss company located in Geneva that specializes in intelligence services and private investigations", to take discovery from Michael Holtzman, described as "the President/Managing Partner of SECNewGate, a public relations firm based in Washington, and the President of Bellwether Strategies, a public relations firm based in New York", for use in legal proceedings in England and Switzerland involving "DGBI’s investigation into allegations of corruption and money laundering in connection with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Argentina: Pandora Jewelry LLC

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Pandora Jewelry LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for aggravated smuggling".

Portugal: Wilson Freitas de Barros et al

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank and Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into Wilson Freitas de Barros and "other unknown subjects" for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Winston Wen-Young Wong v. Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Winston Wen-Young Wong, of Taiwan, as administrator of the Estate of Yung-Ching Wang, to take discovery from Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. for use in legal proceedings in Bermuda involving "billions of dollars in assets" and styled as "Wen-Young Wong v. Grand View Private Trust Company Limited, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Oak Trust et al v. Douglas Bassett: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Douglas M. Bassett, for use in legal proceedings in England regarding allegations of "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Oak Trust et al v. Hayden Wertz: Discovery Application

April 08, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Hayden Wertz, of Austin, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in England regarding allegations of "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

The Liverpool LP v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (April 8, 2021)

April 08, 2021 - Application by The Liverpool Limited Partnership, of Bermuda, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in a foreign "appraisal proceeding", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Darby Overseas Investments td.: Discovery Application

April 05, 2021 - Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Putney Capital Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Snapper Investments Inc., of the Bahamas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Dante Locatelli v. Caetano Rosa Holding Corp. et al: Discovery Application

April 02, 2021 - Application by Dante Locatelli, a citizen of Brazil, to take discovery from Caetano Rosa Holding Corp., of the Marshall Islands; BHW Alpha LLC, BHW Omega LLC, and Pryor Locatelli Consulting Services LLC, all of Florida, for use in legal proceedings in Brazil and the Marshall Islands involving allegations that "his sister, Cristiane Locatelli, committed various financial improprieties in a covert scheme to take over certain family assets/businesses", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Poland: Wells Fargo Bank et al

April 01, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank and Capital One Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud".

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