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$15M deferred judgment order against Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher

August 14, 2019 - Judgment for $15 million will be entered against Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher if he has not settled his asset recovery-related, contempt of court liabilities with Cigna Worldwide Insurance Company by the end of next month, a U.S. federal judge has ordered.

Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher: Deferred Judgment Order

August 12, 2019 - Deferred $15 million Judgment Order in Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. v. Garrett Kelleher, an Irish litigation funder, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Matthew Olivo et al: Discovery Application

August 06, 2019 - Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England, described as "the victim of a large fraud arising out of its purported purchase of nickel for trading purposes", to take discovery from Matthew Ryan Olivo and Ian McGuinn for legal proceedings in England against Come Harvest Holdings Limited, of Hong Kong; Mega Wealth International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Steven Kai Shing Kao, of California; Genesis Resources Inc., of California; Genesis Properties Holding LLC, of California; Genesis KingHwa LLC, of California; Transcendent Global Finance, Inc., of California; Transcendent (SG) Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Sampo International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd., of Singapore, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Duff & Phelps MD sues ABRAAJ Investment Management in Cayman

June 20, 2019 - Duff & Phelps officer Mark Skelton, who has apparently been hired to recover assets by investors in a fund managed by $956 million-insolvent ABRAAJ Investment Management, has taken legal action in the Cayman Islands in an attempt to gain access to corporate records.

Daniel Hall et al v. Harry Sargeant III: Motion to Quash

April 25, 2019 - Defendant's and Non-Party Foley & Lardner LLP's Motion to Quash/Motion for Protective Order Related to Subpoenas for Deposition and Documents in Daniel Hall, Burford Capital LLC, and Dundrod Investments Ltd. v. Harry Sargeant III at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co.: Order Denying Kelleher Motion

March 22, 2019 - Order & Judgment denying Garrett Kelleher's motion to file a third-party complaint against Deloitte Ireland, Deloitte Malta, and others, reopen contempt proceedings, and re-assess damages in The Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Argyle Funds SPC Inc. et al v. Donald Barrick et al: Petition

March 04, 2019 - Petition in Argyle Funds SPC Inc. and Ardent Harmony Fund Inc., both of the Cayman Islands v. Donald Barrick and Nancy Barrick, as Trustees of The Donald W. Barrick Family Trust 2004 Trust; Integrated Book Technology Inc., Bay Energy Services Inc., MKH Transportation Inc., Walter A. Smith Enterprises Inc., Western Structured Inc., Medar RMP SPV I LLC, Fiore & Sons LLC, Franklin Homes Inc., and Controlled Environmental Systems Inc. at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau.

Martine Ollier v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al: Sequor Law's Motion to Dismiss

February 22, 2019 - Notice of Motion to Dismiss by Sequor Law in Martine Leone Ollier, a.k.a. Martine Leone Ollier Mekni, of Switzerland, individually and as a shareholder of EMACO Trading Limited v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Limited, Burford Capital LLC, Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP, Sequor Law, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Neville Paul Byford, and Grant Thornton at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Alexandre Cazes et al: Forfeiture Complaint

February 13, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Assets held at Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Siam Commercial Bank, of Thailand, in the names of ACE Guide Holdings Limited and/or Alexandre Cazes, a.k.a. Alexander Cazes, a Canadian who allegedly operated an "illegal marketplace" known as AlphaBay, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Martine Ollier v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al: Burford's Motion to Dismiss

February 04, 2019 - Notice of Motion to Dismiss by Burford Capital LLC and Kellner, Herlihy, Getty & Friedman LLP in Martine Leone Ollier, a.k.a. Martine Leone Ollier Mekni, of Switzerland, individually and as a shareholder of EMACO Trading Limited v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Limited, Burford Capital LLC, Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP, Sequor Law, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Neville Paul Byford, and Grant Thornton at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.