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Foreign Discovery Applications


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

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Tatiana Akhmedova v. Humaid Abdulla Mohammed al Masaood al Muhairbi: Discovery Application

August 11, 2020 - Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Humaid Abdulla Mohammed al Masaood al Muhairbi for use in "two pending foreign adjudicative proceedings" in Dubai involving the applicant and her "ex-husband" Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

BlueBay Asset Management LLP et al v. Etihad Airways PJSC: Discovery Application

August 06, 2020 - Application by BlueBay Asset Management LLP, GML Capital LLP, IVO Capital LLP, RAI Investments PTE LTD., Sancta Capital Partners LP, Sandglass Opportunity Fund, LP, Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund, LP, and VR Global Partners, L.P. to take discovery from Etihad Airways PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, for use in "an administrative (restructuring) proceeding currently pending before a foreign tribunal in the Republic of Italy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Vinmar Overseas Ltd. v. The Clearing House Payments LLC: Discovery Application

August 05, 2020 - Application by Vinmar Overseas Ltd., a Bahamas company based in Texas, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments LLC regarding PT Sumi Asih, of Indonesia, and PT Sumi Asih Oleochemical Industry for use in "a civil proceeding" and "two criminal investigations" in Indonesia involving allegations of "fraudulent misrepresentation" and "contempt of court" against PT Sumi Asih Oleochemical Industry and its directors, Alexius Darmadi Karjantoputro and Mulyadi Budiman, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland v. CS Bio Ltd.: Discovery Application

August 04, 2020 - Application by the District Court of Lugano, Switzerland, to take discovery from CS Bio Ltd., of Menlo Park, California, for use in divorce proceedings captioned 'Sarah Baccianti v. Grant Boldt', filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert LLP: Discovery Application

July 31, 2020 - Application by Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq, described as "a lawyer and Jordanian citizen who is a resident of the United Arab Emirates" who "For the past six years, ... has been incarcerated in Ras Al Khaimah", to take discovery from Dechert LLP (US) for use in legal proceedings in England captioned "Karam Salah Al Din Awni Al Sadeq v. Dechert, LLP, [UK] Neil Gerrard, David Hughes, and Caroline Black" involving allegations that the defendants committed "serious wrongs against him in the course of an investigation undertaken by them, at the behest of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, into alleged fraud committed by Dr. Khater Massaad and others, including Mr. Al. Sadeq, against their former employer, the RAK Investment Authority", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ewe Gasspeicher GmbH v. Halliburton Company: Discovery Application

July 30, 2020 - Application by Ewe Gasspeicher GmbH, of Germany, to take discovery from Halliburton Company for use in legal proceedings in Germany against Halliburton Company Germany GmbH regarding the alleged "manufacture and delivery to Ewe of defective components used in underground gas storage facilities", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Facebook, Inc.: Discovery Application

July 29, 2020 - Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as an 18-year-old reality TV show participant in Japan, to take discovery from Facebook, Inc. for use in "an anticipated lawsuit in Japan" for alleged defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

July 28, 2020 - Application by The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Bank of Baroda, Bank of China, New York Branch; The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, New York Branch; Citibank N.A. Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank (USA) N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreq Bank, New York Branch; National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Societe Generale, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; UBS AG, New York Branch, and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa involving Oakbay Resources and Energy Limited and allegations of "money laundering, common law fraud, and securities fraud", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InvestBank PSC v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

July 24, 2020 - Application by InvestBank PSC to take discovery from Citibank N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Standard Chartered Bank,  The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale, BNP Paribas USA, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" in Dubai "against Greenline Interiors FZCO, Greenline Yacht Interiors FZCO, Samir Michael Badro, Nabila Iskandar Samir Abboud Badro, Lea Samir Badro Hamadeh, Roy Samir Badro, and Fay Badro Zakhem" involving, inter alia, companies in Bahrain, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Kingdom, and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

July 23, 2020 - Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as a contestant on "a Japanese dating and relationship reality television series", to take discovery from Twitter Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan regarding "certain Twitter Accounts posting certain anonymous statements which, under Japanese law, constitute defamation and invasion of privacy against Applicant", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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