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Applications by Foreign Litigants for Discovery in the USA for use in Foreign Civil Legal Proceedings.

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Multiflora International Ltd. et al v. Jacobi International, Inc. et al: Discovery Application

October 13, 2020 - Application by Multiflora International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Agrícola Industrial Entre Ríos, S.A., of Guatemala, and Agrícola Esperanza Jacobi, S.A., of Guatemala, to take discovery from Jacobi International, Inc., Cart Investments, Inc., Bank of America N.A., Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., and Jonathan Feuerman, a lawyer with law firm Therrel Baisden, LLP, for use in "ongoing civil and criminal legal proceedings that are pending in Guatemala" that involve "Christian Rasch's misappropriation of funds and other assets belonging to Applicants and others", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. WhatsApp Inc. et al: Discovery Application

October 08, 2020 - Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos S.A., described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group, a leading Brazil-based global organization in the fields of engineering and construction, real estate, oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, shipbuilding and agroindustry, with a presence in several countries around the world", to take discovery from WhatsApp Inc., Google LLC, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Yahoo! Inc. for use in "a number of ongoing and rapidly developing legal actions in Brazil" regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt of one of Brazil's largest agribusinesses by Lone Star Funds, a U.S.-based vulture fund", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

National Bank Trust v. Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company et al: Discovery Application

October 08, 2020 - Application by National Bank Trust to take discovery from Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and Summit Investment Management Ltd. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Ilya Yurov, Sergey Belyaev, Nikolay Fetisov, Nataliya Yurova, Irina Belyaeva, and Elena Pischulina and "in aid of enforcement of a judgment entered in the U.K. Action in the approximate amount of U.S. $900 million", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Eni SpA v. Poplar Falls, LLC et al: Discovery Application

October 06, 2020 - Application by Eni S.p.A., of Italy, to take discovery from Poplar Falls, LLC, Drumcliffe Partners I LLC, Drumcliffe Partners II LLC, Drumcliffe Partners III LLC, Drumcliffe Partners III SMA I, LLC, Drumcliffe Partners IV LLC, and Drumcliffe Partners IV SMA1, LLC "for use in civil and criminal actions brought by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Milan Public Prosecutor, respectively, against Eni in Milan, Italy and an international arbitration claim brought by certain Eni subsidiaries against the FRN" regarding "the 2011 purchase by Eni and Royal Dutch Shell PLC of a Nigerian oil prospecting license known as OPL 245", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Ltd. v. Harman International Industries Inc. et al: Discovery Application

September 25, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited, of Singapore, and CA Inc., of Delaware, to take discovery from Harman International Industries Inc. and Harman Becker Automotive Systems Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Germany regarding "patent infringement claims" against BMW AG and BMW Bank GmbH, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Ontario Securities Commission v. Adriana Rios Garcia: Discovery Application

September 23, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by the Ontario Securities Commission to take discovery from Adriana Rios Garcia, a.k.a. Adriana Shaw, described as a resident of Miami and Colombia and the "principal" of Global Bioenergy Resource SAS, of Colombia, for use in "proceedings before the Commission" against First Global Data Ltd., Global Bioenergy Resources Inc., Nayeem Ali, Maurice Aziz, Harish Bajaj, and Andre Itwaru for alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Piraeus Bank SA v. NASDAQ et al: Discovery Application

September 23, 2020 - Application by Piraeus Bank SA, of Greece, to take discovery from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC and OTC Markets Group for use in "an anticipated foreign judicial proceeding that will be commenced by Piraeus against Newlead Holdings, Ltd. [of Bermuda] before the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Commercial Court pursuant to a Guarantee and Indemnity agreement", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

I.T. Knowledge and Expertise CC v. Visa Inc.: Discovery Application

September 22, 2020 - Application by I.T. Knowledge and Expertise CC, of South Africa, to take discovery from Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa against First National Bank Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. CB Title Management Corp.: Discovery Application

September 21, 2020 - Application by Commercial Bank of Dubai to take discovery from CB Title Management Corp. for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Dubai regarding the alleged default of a AED 37.5 million loan to Chalmers Engineering Company LLC, of Dubai, and "a personal guarantee from Stuart Allan Macdonald Chalmers, a UK national and Dubai, UAE resident", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mark Saxby et al v. Adam Gordon: Discovery Application

September 18, 2020 - Application by Mark Kenneth Baber Saxby, Andrew John Winterburn, Gary Dickinson, and Jeremy Wilson to take discovery from Adam Gordon for use in legal proceedings in Leeds, England, against UDG Healthcare (UK) Holdings Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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