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

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Nigeria v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

March 25, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Allied Irish Banks, HSBC Bank USA, Standard New York, Inc., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, J.P. Morgan Chase, United Bank for Africa, Bank of Cyprus, Fortis Private Banking Singapore Limited., and Standard Chartered International (USA) Ltd. for use in "criminal investigations" in Nigeria regarding "a fraudulent scheme to defraud FRN of almost $10 billion ... carried out by Process & Industrial Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands shell entity with no technical capabilities, virtually no employees, and no demonstrable financial resources", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Newbrook Shipping Corporation et al v. Global Marketing Systems Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 24, 2020 - Application by Newbrook Shipping Corporation, of the Netherlands, and Falcon Confidence Shipping Ltd., of Liberia, to take discovery from Global Marketing Systems Inc. and Anil F. Sharma, both of Maryland, for use in legal proceedings in Nevis and South Africa, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Maryland.

Kazakhstan v. King & Spalding LLP: Discovery Application

March 19, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hedrick House Ltd. v. eMblaze ONE Inc. et al: Opposition to Discovery Application

March 16, 2020 - Opposition by eMblaze ONE Inc. and Jaspreet Mathur to Application to Conduct Discovery in Hedrick House Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. eMblaze ONE Inc. and Jaspreet Mathur, a.k.a. Jas Mathur, for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S District Court for the Central District of California.

Marcelo Bombau v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp.: Discovery Application

March 16, 2020 - Application by Marcelo Bombau to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation for use in divorce proceedings in Argentina brought against him by "his former wife, María José Tomatis Cernusco", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lorenzo Mariani v. Citibank: Discovery Application

March 12, 2020 - Application by Lorenzo Mariani to take discovery from Citibank NA for use in divorce proceedings in Italy, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Valitus Ltd. v. Bain Capital Holdings (GP) LLC: Discovery Application

March 11, 2020 - Application by Valitus Ltd., of England, to take discovery from Bain Capital Holdings (GP) LLC for use in legal proceedings in France brought by Valitus against Maisons du Monde, Bain Capital Ltd., and Bain Capital Private Equity (Europe), LLP, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC: Discovery Application

March 10, 2020 - Application by Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg to take discovery from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, d.b.a. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas against Judy Masri Diwan, Ariela Raquel Rosental Masri, both of Mexico; the Estate of Jonathan Rosental Masri, Arimouse Corp., and Judapest Corp., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sandoz Canada Inc. v. Ronald Vladyka: Discovery Application

March 05, 2020 - Application by Sandoz Canada Inc., of Canada, to take discovery from Ronald Vladyka for use in legal proceedings against Sandoz in Canada brought by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited and InterMune, Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Hedrick House Ltd. v. eMblaze One Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 05, 2020 - Application by Hedrick House Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from eMblaze One Inc. and Jaspreet Mathur, a.k.a. Jas Mathur, for use in legal proceedings in England against Nicholas Christian Fletcher, a citizen of the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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