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WildBrain Family International Ltd. v. The Raine Group LLC: Discovery Application

November 14, 2019 - Application by WildBrain Family International Limited to take discovery from The Raine Group LLC for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales against Moonbug Entertainment Limited, Rene Rechtman, Jason Schretter, John Robson, and Alfred Chubb, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

November 08, 2019 - Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

Iraq Telecom Ltd. v. Dechert LLP: Discovery Application

November 05, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Iraq Telecom Limited to conduct discovery from non-party Dechert LLP for use in a pending arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce and contemplated legal proceedings in the United Kingdom regarding "massive fraud and corruption", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG et al v. Broadcom Corp. et al: Discovery Application

November 01, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and BMW Bank GmbH to take discovery from Broadcom Corp., Broadcom Inc., Broadcom Technologies Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., and Avago Tech for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Shervin Pishevar v. Marcus Baram: Discovery Application

October 31, 2019 - Application by Shervin Pishevar, described as the "co-founder of Sherpa Capital, a leading venture capital firm", which is based in San Francisco, CA, to take discovery from Marcus Baram, described as "a Senior News Editor at Fast Company in New York", for use in "contemplated criminal and civil proceedings" in the United Kingdom against the unknown alleged "Forger" of a British police report, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Inc. v. Deere & Company et al: Discovery Application

October 31, 2019 - Application by Caterpillar Inc. to take discovery from Deere & Company and Wirtgen America, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Italy between Wirtgen GmbH and Caterpillar's European subsidiaries, Caterpillar Prodotti Stradali Srs and Caterpillar Financial Corporacion Financiera SA EFC, and "threatened" litigation in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Bio Energias Comercializadora de Energia Ltda. v. Romeu de Aguiar Pradines Junior et al: Discovery Application

October 30, 2019 - Application by Bio Energias Comercializadora de Energia Ltda. to take discovery from Romeu de Aguiar Pradines Junior and Amadeu Cruz Barbosa Filho for use in an arbitration against Vega Comercializadora de Energia Ltda in São Paulo, Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

PJSC Uralkali v. Lawrence Stroll et al: Discovery Application

October 29, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by PJSC Uralkali, of Russia, to take discovery from Lawrence Stroll, a citizen of Canada apparently residing in Switzerland, and Silas Chou, of Hong Kong, during their expected attendance at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Geoffrey Rowley and Jason Baker, as administrators of the Force India Formula One Team Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Slovenia: Robert Mravljak et al

October 23, 2019 - Ex Parte Application of the USA - on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia - for an order requiring Facebook Inc. to disclose records for a criminal investigation into Robert Mravljak, former Secretary General of the Police Officers Trade Union of Slovenia, and others for suspected abuse of office and bribery, filed at the at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Poland: Maksim Kaniushyk et al

October 22, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Maksim Kaniushyk, Krystsina Mashchuk, and other unknown subject(s) "for their participation in an organized criminal group and money laundering".

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