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VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

April 12, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UAE 'gold supplier' SION Trading sued for '$5M fraud'

January 21, 2021 - UAE-domiciled purported gold supplier SION Trading FZE, which has been implicated in several fraudulent schemes, including a cryptocurrency scam involving Bermuda-based Arbitrade, is being sued in Utah along with individuals and firms in or from Barbados, Canada, England, Panama, St. Lucia, and the USA for allegedly perpetrating a $5 million 'advance fee' fraud.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Complaint

January 20, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in Blackbird Capital LLC, of Iowa v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; Sion Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

USA v. Peter Nygard: Indictment

November 23, 2020 - Criminal Indictment for alleged sex trafficking and racketeering in USA v. Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive who "operated a constellation of corporate entities organized in various countries, including Canada, the United States, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Hong Kong", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

Eddy Grant et al v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint

September 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging copyright infringement regarding the song 'Electric Avenue' in Edmond Grant, professionally known as Eddy Grant, a musician and songwriter residing in Barbados; Greenheart Music Limited, of England, and Greenheart Music Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda v. Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump For President Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. v. BDO Trinity Ltd.: Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

March 17, 2020 - Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss regarding allegations of negligence, professional malpractice, and fraudulent concealment in Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. (in Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. BDO Trinity Ltd., a.k.a. BDO Trinidad & Tobago, of Trinidad & Tobago, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Offshore bank sues Mastercard for 'driving it into liquidation' by terminating its license

March 12, 2020 - Loyal Bank, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is suing Mastercard for allegedly causing its liquidation by terminating its license and keeping its $1.5 million deposit as a "termination fee" after the offshore bank was charged with money laundering in the U.S.

Loyal Bank Ltd. et al v. Mastercard International Inc.: Complaint

March 11, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of contract in Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and its Joint Liquidators, Ikins Clarke, of Barbados, and Rikhi Rampersad, of Trinidad & Tobago v. Mastercard International Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Derek Hankinson v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

February 24, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Charlotte Eighteen Limited in Derek William Hankinson, of Barbados v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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