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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.

USA moves to bar trial evidence that 'bribes are a custom' in Barbados

August 12, 2019 - Former Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss should be precluded from introducing evidence at his upcoming money laundering trial in New York that "bribes are a custom or practice in Barbados", the United States has argued. The alleged scheme involved insurers BF&M, of Bermuda, and Insurance Corporation of Barbados.

Bruce McNaught: Public Statement (August 9, 2019)

August 09, 2019 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission regarding Bruce David McNaught.

USA v. Donville Inniss et al: Second Superseding Indictment

August 01, 2019 - Second Superseding Indictment for money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme that, inter alia, involved Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, in USA v. Donville Inniss, described as a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development in Barbados; Ingrid Innes, described as a citizen of Canada and resident of Barbados, and Alex Tasker, described as a citizen and resident of Barbados, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Dewsall Defense

July 26, 2019 - Defense by William Dewsall in a dispute involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Robert Alcock, of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Holdings Limited, Morevale Company Limited, and Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lister Lawrance, of South Africa; Corita Clare Metelerkamp, of Surrey, England; Roy Duncombe Campbell, of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Cambria County Employees' Retirement System v. Athene Asset Management LLC et al: Complaint

July 25, 2019 - Complaint in Cambria County Employees' Retirement System v. Athene Asset Management LLC and Apollo Global Management LLC, both of Delaware, as defendants, and Athene Holding Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled insurance holding company whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as nominal defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Wells Fargo Bank et al v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company: Complaint

July 25, 2019 - Complaint in Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, solely as securities intermediary for Financial Credit Investment II Trust D, Financial Credit Investment III Trust A, and Financial Credit Investment III SPV-A (Cayman), L.P.; U.S. Bank National Association, solely as securities intermediary for Financial Credit Investment II Trust A, Financial Credit Investment II Trust C, Financial Credit Investment III Trust B, and Financial Credit Investment III SPV-B (Cayman), L.P.; Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, solely as securities intermediary for Financial Credit Investment II Limited; Wilmington Trust, National Association, solely as securities intermediary for FCI III SPV-A; FCI II Trust A, FCI II Trust C, FCI II Trust D, Financial Credit Investment II Trust WT, FCI II Ltd., FCI III Trust A, FCI III Trust B, FCI III SPV-A, and FCI III SPV-B v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Northern and Western Insurance Company Ltd. v. BSG Valentine: Defense & Counterclaim

July 19, 2019 - Defense & Counterclaim in Northern and Western Insurance Company Limited (in Liquidation), of Nevis, by its Joint Liquidators, Keiran Hutchison, and Roy Bailey, of the British Virgin Islands v. BSG Valentine, an accounting firm in London, at the High Court of Justice in England and Wales.

Principal Growth Strategies LLC et al v. AGH Parent LLC et al: Notice of Removal

July 16, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Principal Growth Strategies LLC, of Delaware; Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP (in Official Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands, and Martin Trott and Christopher Smith, as Joint Official Liquidators of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP v. AGH Parent LLC, of Delaware; Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, of Pennsylvania; Fuzion Analytics Inc., of Delaware; Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company, of New York; Washington National Insurance Company, of Indiana; CNO Financial Group Inc., of Delaware; 40/86 Advisors Inc., of Delaware; Private Bankers Life Annuity LTC 2, a Delaware reinsurance trust, as successor in interest to BBIL ULICO 2014 Trust; Washington National LTC 2, a Delaware reinsurance trust, as successor in interest to BRe WNIC 2013 LTC Primary; BHLN-Agera Corp., of Delaware; BOLN-Agera Corp., of Delaware; Beechwood Re Investments LLC, of Delaware; Kevin Cassidy, and Starfish Capital Inc., of New York, as Defendants, and Platinum Management (NY) LLC, of Delaware; Mark Nordlicht, David Levy, Murray Huberfeld, and David Bodner, as Nominal Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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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.