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Edward Fagan v. East West Bank et al: Discovery Application

April 15, 2019 - Application by Edward Fagan to take discovery from East West Bank and Zhejiang Sunmarr International Transportation Co. Ltd. for use in a criminal investigation in South Africa into a 'Nigerian inheritance scam', filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Rakhi Bhansali v. Twin Fields Investments Ltd.: Discovery Application

April 12, 2019 - Application by Rakhi Bhansali to take discovery from Twin Fields Investments Ltd. for use in legal proceedings in India, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

April 10, 2019 - Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rosimuschestvo v. Blackstone Group LP: Discovery Application

April 05, 2019 - Application by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation (Rosimuschestvo) to take discovery from The Blackstone Group LP for use in legal proceedings in India, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CA Investment (Brazil) SA v. U.S. Bank N.A.: Discovery Application

April 02, 2019 - Application by CA Investment (Brazil) SA to take discovery from U.S. Bank National Association for use in proceedings in Singapore and Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Manet Trust et al v. Bank of China et al: Discovery Application

March 28, 2019 - Application by Opus Trustees Limited, of Guernsey, in its capacity as trustee of The Manet Trust and Renoir Investments Limited, of Guernsey, to take discovery from Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, Citibank NA, CommerzbankAG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, and UBS AG for contemplated legal proceedings in Guernsey regarding a fraud believed to involve Société Bancaire et Fiduciarie Privée, Credit Foncier Comoros, Credit Foncier International s.r.o., Federico Cappuzzo, Daria Chekhova, Laura Meier, Credit Foncier Dubai UAE, and Kataryna Ryzovska, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alfredo Pott v. BB&T et al: Judicial Assistance

March 25, 2019 - Application by Alfredo Carlos Pott, of Argentina, to take discovery from Branch Bank and Trust Company and IberiaBank for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Spain: Irene Navarro de Lara et al

March 22, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation involving Irene Navarro de Lara, Rafael Blasco Castany, Augusto Cesar Tauroni Masia, Julia Valdes, Maria Jesus Causape, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Blanca Luna for suspected embezzlement, perverting the course of justice by civil servants, documentary forgery, unlawful associations and fraud at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Andrew Yeo et al v. Alpine Bank: Discovery Application

March 20, 2019 - Application by Andrew Reginald Yeo and Gess Michael Rambaldi to take discovery from Alpine Bank for use in legal proceedings in Australia regarding Paul Rennie and involving companies in the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey, and Hong Kong,, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. Phillip Ferraro: Judicial Assistance

February 14, 2019 - Application for international judicial assistance from the Court of First Instance of the Special Administrative Region of Macau to collect evidence from Phillip J. Ferraro for use in Asian American Entertainment Corporation Limited v. LVS (Nevada) International Holdings Inc. et al at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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