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

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Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

November 08, 2019 - Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG et al v. Broadcom Corp. et al: Discovery Application

November 01, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and BMW Bank GmbH to take discovery from Broadcom Corp., Broadcom Inc., Broadcom Technologies Inc., Avago Technologies Ltd., and Avago Tech for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Shervin Pishevar v. Marcus Baram: Discovery Application

October 31, 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 Marcus Baram, described as "a Senior News Editor at Fast Company in New York", for use in "contemplated criminal and civil proceedings" in the United Kingdom against the unknown alleged "Forger" of a British police report, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Inc. v. Deere & Company et al: Discovery Application

October 31, 2019 - Application by Caterpillar Inc. to take discovery from Deere & Company and Wirtgen America, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Italy between Wirtgen GmbH and Caterpillar's European subsidiaries, Caterpillar Prodotti Stradali Srs and Caterpillar Financial Corporacion Financiera SA EFC, and "threatened" litigation in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Bio Energias Comercializadora de Energia Ltda. v. Romeu de Aguiar Pradines Junior et al: Discovery Application

October 30, 2019 - Application by Bio Energias Comercializadora de Energia Ltda. to take discovery from Romeu de Aguiar Pradines Junior and Amadeu Cruz Barbosa Filho for use in an arbitration against Vega Comercializadora de Energia Ltda in São Paulo, Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

PJSC Uralkali v. Lawrence Stroll et al: Discovery Application

October 29, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by PJSC Uralkali, of Russia, to take discovery from Lawrence Stroll, a citizen of Canada apparently residing in Switzerland, and Silas Chou, of Hong Kong, during their expected attendance at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Geoffrey Rowley and Jason Baker, as administrators of the Force India Formula One Team Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

iFinex Inc. v. Citibank: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rondell Monroe: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Rondell Clyde Monroe, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Tiberius Group AG v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Tiberius Group AG, of Switzerland, to take discovery from Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Bank of NY Mellon, UBS AG, and Bank of America for use in legal proceedings in Nigeria, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InterGlobe Enterprises Private Ltd. et al v. Rakesh Gangwal et al: Discovery Application

October 16, 2019 - Application by InterGlobe Enterprises Private Limited and Rahul Bhatia to take discovery from Rakesh Gangwal, the Chinkerpoo Family Trust, and Shobha Gangwal for use in arbitration proceedings in India involving Rakesh Gangwal, the Chinkerpoo Family Trust, Shobha Gangwal, and InterGlobe Aviation Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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