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Robin Maki v. Alan Hanke et al: Complaint

September 13, 2020 - Complaint alleging the defendants "utilized phony transactional documents to induce both sophisticated and unsophisticated investors to wire funds across state lines, only to see said funds disappear without a trace" in Robin Maki v. Alan J. Hanke, of Illinois; Carlo Sperduti, of Florida; Sidney Mills Rogers III, an attorney, of Georgia, and IOLO Global LLC, of Wyoming, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Fraud charges brought against three Axiom Legal Financing Fund insiders

August 21, 2020 - Three UK nationals - Timothy Schools, Richard Emmett, and David Kennedy - have been criminally charged with fraud over their involvement with Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, whose £100 million litigation funding-based investment scam collapsed after being exposed by OffshoreAlert eight years ago.

Harneys v. Nicole Pineda de la Ballina: Writ of Summons

August 19, 2020 - Writ of Summons seeking "An injunction restraining the Defendant from commencing proceedings against the Plaintiff in the United States or otherwise outside the Cayman Islands" in Harneys, a Cayman Islands law firm v. Nicole Pineda de la Ballina at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mary Ann James de Holguín v. Shutts & Bowen LLP et al: Discovery Application

August 17, 2020 - Application by Mary Ann James de Holguín, of Colombia, to take discovery from Shutts & Bowen LLP and Maria del Pilar Rubio, described as "a tax attorney with Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami, Florida, "for use in a forthcoming civil probate action in Colombia, for the distribution of assets that belong to or are traceable to the estate of Mr. Rodrigo Ernesto Holguín Lourido", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Marshall Diel & Myers Ltd. v. Cameron Hill: Final Ruling

August 12, 2020 - Ruling regarding an application to restrain an attorney from representing Andrew Crisson due to alleged conflict of interest in Marshall Diel & Myers Limited, a Bermuda law firm v. Cameron Hill, an attorney, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Arnage Holdings Ltd. et al v. Walkers: Ruling on Leave to Appeal & Security For Costs

August 08, 2020 - Ruling on the Defendant's Applications for Leave to Appeal and Security for Costs in Arnage Holdings Limited, Brooklands Holdings Limited, East Farthing Holdings Limited, Katia Rabello, and Fernando Toledo v. Walkers, a Cayman Islands law firm, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Etienne Blake et al v. Cayman Islands AG et al: Petition

July 31, 2020 - Petition in Etienne Blake and J. Samuel Jackson, who are both Cayman Islands-based attorneys v. The Attorney General of the Cayman Islands, Cabinet of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, and Cayman Attorneys Regulation Authority at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Aleksej Gubarev et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. et al: Approved Judgment (2020)

July 31, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding alleged misconduct involving "the solicitors acting for the claimants, McDermott Will and Emery LLP and Ms Ziva Robertson, a partner in that firm" in Aleksej Gubarev and Webzilla Limited v. Orbis Business Intelligence Limited and Christopher Steele at the High Court, in London.

KSG Attorneys Ltd. v. Andrew McLaughlin: Complaint

July 30, 2020 - Complaint in KSG Attorneys Ltd. v. Andrew McLaughlin at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

Richard Gleinn et al v. DLA Piper et al: Class Action Complaint

July 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint by "investors who collectively have lost millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme orchestrated and perpetrated by the principals of EquiAlt, a private real estate investment firm based in Florida" in Richard Gleinn, Phyllis Gleinn, Cary Toone, John Celli, Maria Celli, Eva Meier, Georgia Murphy, Steven J. Rubinstein, Tracey F. Rubinstein, as Trustees for the Rubinstein Family Living Trust Dated 6/25/2010; Bertram D. Greenberg, as Trustee for the Greenberg Family Trust; Bruce R. Hannen, and Geraldine Mary Hannen v. Paul Wassgren, DLA Piper LLP, and Fox Rothschild LLP at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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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.