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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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Roman Spiridonov v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 15, 2021 - Application by Roman Vladimirovich Spiridonov to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citibank N.A. for use in "a pending Russian Bankruptcy Proceeding concerning Igor Vladislavovich Soglaev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LeGuide.com SAS v. Google LLC et al: Discovery Application

June 14, 2021 - Application by LeGuide.com SAS, described as a French wholly-owned subsidiary of British firm Whitewater Capital Limited, to take discovery from Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. for use in legal proceedings "against Google LLC, Alphabet, Inc., Google Ireland Ltd. and Google France before the Paris Commercial Court filed on February 10, 2017 regarding the defendants' anti-competitive practices in the online comparison shopping market", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Whitewater Capital Ltd. v. Google LLC et al: Discovery Application

June 14, 2021 - Application by Whitewater Capital Limited, described as a United Kingdom-domiciled company that "holds the assets of the online comparison shopping business known as Ciao", to take discovery from Google LLC and Alphabet, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom regarding "anti-competitive conduct and breaches of competition law by Google", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Aldini AG v. Silvaco, Inc.: Discovery Application

June 02, 2021 - Application by Aldini AG, which is described as having offices in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Silvaco, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Santa Clara, California, for use in civil and criminal proceedings in France alleging securities fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Comité Economique et Social Central d’Office Depot France et al v. The ODP Corporation: Discovery Application

May 20, 2021 - Application by Comité Economique et Social Central d’Office Depot France, a.k.a. Works Council, which is "the employee representative body of OFFICE DEPOT FRANCE tasked with defending the rights, holding the duties and obligation of collective expression of the employees of OFFICE DEPOT FRANCE", and Alter, described as "the certified public accountant appointed by the Works Council to assist it with the analysis and understanding of OFFICE DEPOT FRANCE's finances and strategy", to take discovery from The ODP Corporation "(i) for use by Applicants in pending insolvency proceedings before the French Commercial Court of Lille (Tribunal de Commerce de Lille) and (ii) for use in a pending criminal investigation instigated by the Works Council's complaint to the Attorney General of Lille", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Howard Shapiro v. Toula Varvitsiotis et al: Discovery Application

May 19, 2021 - Application by Howard Shapiro, of Hollywood, Florida, to take discovery from Toula Varvitsiotis and Georgia Varvitsiotis for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong involving "corporate governance irregularities and the use of corporate funds at a Hong Kong corporation called Asia Interactive Services (Hong Kong) Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Aidan Karibzhanov: Discovery Application

May 12, 2021 - Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, who "is a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov", for an order of judicial assistance "to obtain testimony and documentary evidence to assist in discovery for use in prospective Kazakhstan civil proceedings" involving her former husband, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Benchmark Interest (Asia) Ltd. v. Philip Groves: Discovery Application

May 10, 2021 - Application by Benchmark Interest (Asia) Limited, described as a subsidiary of British Virgin Islands-domiciled Absolute Success Holdings Limited and "a significant investor in certain funds within the Pacific Harbor group", to take discovery from Philip G. Groves, described as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the DAC Group, for use in "a court proceeding that will be commenced shortly in Barbados" involving "loss as a result of the wrongful conduct of DAC China SOS (Barbados) SRL", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

betapharm Arzneimittel GmbH v. Amgen Inc.: Discovery Application

May 06, 2021 - Application by betapharm Arzneimittel GmbH, of Germany, to take discovery from Amgen Inc., of Delaware, "for use in German patent infringement actions and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Paid Search Engine Tools LLC v. Eric Schmidt: Discovery Application

May 05, 2021 - Application by Paid Search Engine Tools LLC to take discovery from Eric Schmidt for use in legal proceedings in Canada involving Google Canada Corporation, Google LLC, and Alphabet Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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