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Poland: Linode LLC

August 21, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Linode LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an unknown subject for cryptocurrency-related fraud.

Wembley Ltd. et al v. Webster Bank et al: Discovery Application

August 20, 2019 - Application by Nicholas Carter, as Receiver for Sutton Ltd. and Wembley Ltd., both of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Webster Bank NA and Elizabeth Wyckoff, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, as Trustee of the Southampton Trust, Portsmouth Trust, and Battersea Trust, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Wembley Ltd. et al v. Citi Private Bank: Discovery Application

August 19, 2019 - Application by Nicholas Carter, as Receiver for Sutton Ltd. and Wembley Ltd., to take discovery from Citi Private Bank, of New York, NY, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, as Trustee of the Southampton Trust, Portsmouth Trust, and Battersea Trust, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Geophysical Service Inc. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation et al: Discovery Application

August 16, 2019 - Application by Geophysical Service Inc., of Canada, to take discovery from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Anadarko US Offshore Corporation, both of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in Alberta, Canada against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Anadarko US Offshore Corporation, formerly Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Corporation; and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

California State Teachers' Retirement System v. Novo Nordisk, Inc.: Discovery Application

August 07, 2019 - Application by California State Teachers' Retirement System to take discovery from Novo Nordisk, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Denmark against Novo Nordisk A/S, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Hideto Tomabechi v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

August 06, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Hideto Tomabechi, of Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in Japan against person(s) unknown for defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Matthew Olivo et al: Discovery Application

August 06, 2019 - Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England, described as "the victim of a large fraud arising out of its purported purchase of nickel for trading purposes", to take discovery from Matthew Ryan Olivo and Ian McGuinn for legal proceedings in England against Come Harvest Holdings Limited, of Hong Kong; Mega Wealth International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Steven Kai Shing Kao, of California; Genesis Resources Inc., of California; Genesis Properties Holding LLC, of California; Genesis KingHwa LLC, of California; Transcendent Global Finance, Inc., of California; Transcendent (SG) Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Sampo International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd., of Singapore, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Shervin Pishevar v. Fast Company et al: Discovery Application

August 06, 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 Fast Company, a monthly business magazine based in New York, NY, and its publisher, Mansueto Ventures LLC, domiciled in Delaware, based in New York, NY, for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings" in England against the unknown alleged "Forger" of a British police report, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Reiko Aso v. Charles Schwab & Co.: Discovery Application

August 05, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Reiko Aso to take discovery from Charles Schwab & Co., of San Francisco, for use in divorce proceedings in Japan involving Takeo Aso, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Maigualida Naranjo Barrios v. Banesco USA et al: Discovery Application

August 05, 2019 - Application by Maigualida Naranjo Barrios, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Banesco USA, of Coral Gables, Florida; SunTrust Bank, of Miami; SunTrust Banks, Inc., of Miami; Miura Investment Advisors, Inc., formerly Multiplicas Investment Advisors, Inc., of Miami; MWM Investments Ltd., of Barbados; Multiplicas Investments Ltd., of Barbados; Italo D’Alfonso, Mario V. D’Alfonso, Hugo Ortega, and Marlo G. Ovalles, all of Miami, for use in legal proceedings in Venezuela against Manuel Salvador Torruella Seijas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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