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USA v. Carlos Gonzalez-Suarez: Motion To Compel

November 20, 2020 - Motion to Compel the production of "medical records" for a lawsuit that "Dr. Gonzalez's patient, Carlos Loumiet", described as "a banking attorney who was outside counsel for the now-defunct Hamilton Bank, N.A.", filed against the USA alleging "emotional distress" as a result of "a 2006 enforcement action brought against him by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, charging that he helped conceal the crimes of Hamilton's senior executives who were convicted of orchestrating illegal transactions to hide tens of millions of dollars in losses to the bank", in USA v. Carlos P. Gonzalez-Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

David Molner v. Reed Smith LLP et al: Notice of Removal

November 05, 2020 - Notice of Removal by Reed Smith LLP in David Molner, "former manager" of Aramid Entertainment Fund Limited v. Reed Smith LLP, of New york, NY; James C. McCarroll, of New York, NY; Geoffrey Varga, of New York, NY; James L. Sanders, of Los Angeles, CA; Francisca Mok, of Los Angeles, CA; Kurt Gwynne, of New York, NY; Jordan W. Siev, of New York, NY; David Bree, of the Cayman Islands; Roger Hanson, of the Cayman Islands; Donald M. Seymour, of the Cayman Islands; Jess Shakespeare, of the Cayman Islands; Kinetic Partners, of New York, NY; Duff & Phelps LLC, of New York, NY, and DMS Governance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dhown Homes Ltd. v. Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries et al: Originating Summons

October 20, 2020 - Originating Summons in Dhown Homes Ltd. v. Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries and RE/MAX Cayman Islands at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Collector's Coffee Inc. et al v. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP et al: Complaint

October 17, 2020 - Complaint alleging "Defendants abysmally failed in their duties to represent Plaintiffs in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, undertook acts of concealment, fraud, and allegedly violations of law, causing damages of catastrophic nature to their former clients, effectively destroying the Corporation and its principal’s life" in Collector's Coffee Inc., a.k.a. Collector's Cafe Inc., and Mykalai Kontilai, individually and as CEO of Collector's Coffee Inc. v. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, described as a law firm based in Washington, D.C.; Andrew J. Ceresney, described as a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton; Dustin Brockner, described as an associate of Debevoise & Plimpton, and Miheer Mhatre, described as a former associate of Debevoise & Plimpton, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Multiflora International Ltd. et al v. Jacobi International, Inc. et al: Discovery Application

October 13, 2020 - Application by Multiflora International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Agrícola Industrial Entre Ríos, S.A., of Guatemala, and Agrícola Esperanza Jacobi, S.A., of Guatemala, to take discovery from Jacobi International, Inc., Cart Investments, Inc., Bank of America N.A., Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., and Jonathan Feuerman, a lawyer with law firm Therrel Baisden, LLP, for use in "ongoing civil and criminal legal proceedings that are pending in Guatemala" that involve "Christian Rasch's misappropriation of funds and other assets belonging to Applicants and others", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Vladimir Niyazov v. Maples and Calder et al: Appeal Judgment

October 12, 2020 - Judgment regarding a legal costs dispute in Vladimir Niyazov v. Maples and Calder and Agon Litigation, both law firms, at the British Virgin Islands Court of Appeal.

Katherine Hitchins v. Babbé LLP: Guernsey Tribunal Decision

October 05, 2020 - Decision by the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal, in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, finding that a partner in Babbé law firm was "constructively dismissed and that it was an unfair dismissal" following a "false" and "maliciously motivated" allegation by another partner, Robert Varley, in Katherine D. Hitchins v. Babbé LLP. Editor's Note: In an action that indicates either preferential treatment or a legal challenge, the 'Extended Reasons' for this 'Decision' were published on the 'Tribunal Decisions 2020' part of the Government of Guernsey's website and then removed, meaning it is the only published Decision for 2020 that does not include this information. When asked why this had been done, a Tribunal spokesperson told OffshoreAlert today: "I am not in a position to comment on the reasons the Tribunal's full decision was taken down. I will advise you when they are back up on the site." OffshoreAlert obtained the 'Extended Reasons' separately, from a 'concerned individual'. Meanwhile, Robert Varley, a funds and corporate lawyer whose "false" allegation was determined to have been "motivated by frustration, revenge, or possibly anger", left Babbé in 2018 and became a partner of Appleby law firm, in the British Virgin Islands.

Jihad Quzmar v. Dechert LLP et al: Amended Claim Form

October 01, 2020 - Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging "serious wrongs committed by the Defendants against Mr Quzmar in relation to a purported investigation led by Mr Gerrard into alleged frauds committed against the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority by its former Chief Executive Officer Dr Khater Massaad" in Jihad Abdul Qader Saleh Quzmar, a citizen of Jordan imprisoned in Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates v. Dechert LLP, a law firm in England, and Neil Gerrard, a lawyer in England, at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

CKR Law LLP v. Anderson Investments International LLC et al: Petition to Compel Arbitration

September 25, 2020 - Petition to Compel Arbitration regarding allegations of fraud in CKR Law LLP, formerly Crone Kline Rinde LLP, a California company based in New York v. Anderson Investments International LLC, described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Paramount Services LLC, a.k.a. Paramount Services Ltd., described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Intech Holdings (HK) Limited, a.k.a. Intech International Group Co. Limited, a.k.a. Intech Holdings Inc., of Hong Kong; White Rock Electronic Trading LLC, of Dubai; BMR Consulting, of Dubai; Ravi Rach, a.k.a. Edmund White, of Dubai; Gulzhan Namazbaeva, of Dubai, and Satyabrato Chakravarty, of Dubai, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Martin LLP v. Sussex Investments BVI Co. et al: Complaint

September 22, 2020 - Complaint in Martin LLP, a law firm in Connecticut v. Sussex Investments BVI Co., of the British Virgin Islands, and Maggie Ann Stocker at the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk, in Stamford, Connecticut.

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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.