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John David Price v. Dropbox Inc.: Discovery Application

July 07, 2020 - Application by John David Price, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, to take discovery from Dropbox Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Canada, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Evison Holdings Ltd. v. BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

June 30, 2020 - Application by Evison Holdings Limited, of Cyprus, to take discovery from BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus, and BrokerCreditService Americas Inc., of New York, for use in "an English arbitration... and in Criminal Proceedings in Russia" involving allegations of fraud, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Presidio Inc. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by Presidio Inc. to take discovery from Google LLC "in connection with an anticipated lawsuit and criminal investigation in Japan against those who unlawfully uploaded YouTube videos", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rhon Monroe: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which "operates a leading global virtual currency platform operating under the brand and trade name of Bitfinex", to take discovery from Rondell 'Rhon' Clyde Monroe "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" as part of an attempt "to recover approximately $880,000,000 of funds which it had entrusted to an entity named Global Trade Solutions AG, doing business as 'Crypto Capital'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

iFinex Inc. v. Enterprise Bank & Trust: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which operates a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex, to take discovery from Enterprise Bank & Trust "for use in proceedings in foreign tribunals in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" involving alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Chang Myung Shipping Co. Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

June 24, 2020 - Application by Chang Myung Shipping Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Citibank, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, China Merchants Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Bank of China "for use in a foreign proceeding filed by Hebei Ocean Shipping Company Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ana Degens v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 23, 2020 - Application by Ana Christina Degens, of São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, HSBC Bank USA, NA, Safra National Bank of New York, Favil LLC, Tavil Group, Ltd., Arvil International Corp., Kavil Investments Limited, Vilvil Group Limited, Grant, Herman, Schwartz & Klinger LLP, and Loeb, Block & Partners LLP for divorce proceedings in Brazil between Ana Degens and Pedro Weil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ruslan Assimov v. Andritz Hydro Corp. et al: Discovery Application

June 18, 2020 - Application by Ruslan Assimov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Andritz Hydro Corp. and Andritz (USA) Inc. for use in "reasonably contemplated civil proceedings in Germany and/or Austria", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

ABRAAJ Investment Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

June 12, 2020 - Application by the Joint Official Liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Bank of America, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Goldman Sachs and Co., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreqbank PSC, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, a.k.a. Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, New York Branch; Société Generale North America; BNP Paribas USA Inc.; Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, New York Branch, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "contemplated proceedings" regarding an alleged $385 million fraud by Pakistan citizen Asif Masood Naqvi at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Corporación Colombiana de Padres y Madres v. PepsiCo, Inc.: Discovery Application

June 11, 2020 - Application by Corporación Colombiana de Padres y Madres, described as "a nongovernmental organization based in Bogotá, Colombia that is dedicated to advocating for the rights of children and adolescents", to take discovery from PepsiCo, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Colombia regarding "front-of-package labeling regime for processed foods and beverages", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District 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.