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Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

May 22, 2020 - Application by Grand Capital Asset Management Ltd., of Bulgaria, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding against Gulf Technical Commercial Printing Press LLC before the Sharjah Court of First Instance, major circuit, in the United Arab Emirates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Derek Oatway et al v. Aegis Defense Services LLC et al: Discovery Application

May 22, 2020 - Petition by Derek James Oatway, Innovative Support Services Limited, James Ouya Omwando, Patrick Gerard Grant, and Derek James Oatway and Erin Verneris, as Trustees for Parmesan Trust, to take discovery from Aegis-KK Security Burundi and Aegis Defense Services LLC, d.b.a. GardaWorld Federal Services," for use in "an ongoing proceeding before the London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

JustFly Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

May 22, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Christopher Cave, as the Foreign Representative of JustFly Corp., FlightHub Group Inc., FlightHub Service Inc., JustFly Inc., SSFP Corp., and 11644670 Canada Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Benjamin Steinmetz v. Vale SA et al: Discovery Application

May 21, 2020 - Application by Benjamin Steinmetz, of Israel, described as an "adviser" to BSG Resources Limited, "a Guernsey-based international mining and natural resources company", to take discovery from Vale SA, described as a Brazil company that is "one of the largest mining companies in the world"; Vale Americas Inc., Rio Tinto Plc, and Rio Tinto Limited for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Vale S.A., of Brazil; Vale Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and Vale International S.A., of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. BBVA et al: Discovery Application

May 20, 2020 - Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA, described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group", to take discovery from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, New York Branch; Lone Star Global Acquisitions Ltd., Lone Star Global Acquisitions LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LP, Lone Star Global Acquisitions (NY) LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LLC, LSF10 Brazil U.S. Holdings LLC, MUFG Bank Ltd., Natixis S.A., New York Branch, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt in Brazil of Applicant's subsidiary Atvos Agroindustrial S.A. – Em Recuperação Judicial", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caja Paraguaya de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal de Itaipu Binacional v. Stephanie Segarra: Discovery Application

May 18, 2020 - Application by Caja Paraguaya de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal de Itaipu Binacional, of Paraguay, to take discovery from Stephanie Segarra for use in legal proceedings in Ontario, Canada, regarding an alleged "fraudulent scheme perpetrated by Antonio Duscio", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

ViaSat Inc. et al v. Hughes Network Systems LLC: Discovery Application

May 15, 2020 - Application by ViaSat Inc., described as "a satellite operator based in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Switzerland and elsewhere", and ViaSat Broadband Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from Hughes Network Systems LLC "for use in pending civil proceedings in the Switzerland and in arbitral proceedings seated in London, England" regarding a dispute with "their joint venture partner, Eutelsat SA [of France], and their joint venture vehicle, Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàrl [of Switzerland]", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

ENTREC Corporation: Chapter 15 Petition

May 15, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Anthony Tillman, of Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc., as the Foreign Representative of ENTREC Corporation, whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; ENTREC Alberta Ltd., ENT Capital Corp., ENTREC Cranes & Heavy Haul Inc., ENTREC Holdings Inc., ENT Oilfield Group Ltd., and ENTREC Services Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Digicel Group One Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 15, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Mike Morrison, Charles Thresh, and James Bennett, as the Foreign Representatives of Digicel Group One Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Germany: Stefan Weiland et al

May 14, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from TXA Florida Holdings LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Bank of Santa Fe, and Legacy Texas Bank regarding accounts in the names of Sun City Retail LLC, Crystal Springs on the River LLC, SQ Financial LLC, and LVG Investments LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Stefan Johannes Weiland, Helmut Heinrich Alexander Landwehr, and others for fraud and embezzlement.

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