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Duranda Ash v. William Gay, Jr. et al: Discovery Application

December 04, 2019 - Application by Duranda Mae Ash to take discovery from William Henry Gay, Jr., described as "a commercial pilot with United Airlines" residing in Miami Beach, Florida; United Airlines Inc., Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo Bank NA, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for use in "foreign divorce proceedings currently taking place in The Bahamas", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Tesco Plc v. Templeton Investment Counsel LLC: Discovery Application

November 27, 2019 - Application by Tesco Plc, described as "an English publicly traded company and the United Kingdom’s largest supermarket company", to take discovery from Templeton Investment Counsel LLC for use in legal proceedings at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Bahamas Assets: Forfeiture Complaint

November 22, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Mira Mar Villas, #15 Garden Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas; Unit # 704, Ocean Place Condominiums, Paradise Island, Bahamas, and All Funds Frozen in Ansbacher (Bahamas) Ltd. Account 2003719.01 at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Helena Chartering Inc. v. The Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

November 18, 2019 - Application by Helena Chartering Inc., of the Bahamas, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a.k.a. Deutsche Bank USA; Wells Fargo Bank NA, and Citibank NA for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Greence against Liberia-domiciled Cronus Maritime Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Harbour Island Development Management LLC et al v. 4M Harbour Island Ltd.: Complaint

November 15, 2019 - Complaint in Harbour Island Development Management LLC, of Delaware; Caribbean Consultants LLC, of Delaware; Bernard Ross, and Holly Ross v. 4M Harbour Island Ltd., of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

US acts against Swiss crypto exchange First Global Credit, now operating as PanXora

November 01, 2019 - Law enforcement and regulators in the US have taken action against Swiss cryptocurrency exchange First Global Credit, which is controlled by Britons Gavin Smith and Marcie Terman and now operates as PanXora, which claims to have affiliates in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Singapore, and UK.

Yuri Starostenko et al v. UBS AG: Complaint

October 25, 2019 - Complaint in Yuri Starostenko and Irina Tsareva, citizens of Russia residing in the Bahamas v. UBS AG, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corp. v. Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles: Contempt Judgment

October 07, 2019 - Contempt of Court Judgment in BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation v. Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles at the Royal Court of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Status Report - October 1, 2019

October 01, 2019 - Discovery Status Report regarding securities fraud allegations against former employees of deVere USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, described in the complaint in 2018 as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Bahamas, and Bradley Hamilton, described in the complaint as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Perenco Ecuador Ltd. v. Republic of Ecuador: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award

October 01, 2019 - Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award in the amount of $411 million in Perenco Ecuador Ltd., of the Bahamas v. The Republic of Ecuador at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.