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USA v. Property in France: Forfeiture Complaint

July 01, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to, among other things, launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia" in USA v. Real Property Located in Paris, France Titled In The Name Of Ave Raphael (Paris) SCI at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Evison Holdings Ltd. v. BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

June 30, 2020 - Application by Evison Holdings Limited, of Cyprus, to take discovery from BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus, and BrokerCreditService Americas Inc., of New York, for use in "an English arbitration... and in Criminal Proceedings in Russia" involving allegations of fraud, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cube Infrastructure Fund SICAV et al v. The Kingdom of Spain: Complaint

June 23, 2020 - Complaint to recognize and enforce an arbitral award of €33.7 million in losses, plus costs of €1.5 million and $262,500, in Cube Infrastructure Fund SICAV, of Luxembourg; Cube Infrastructure Managers SA, of Luxembourg; Cube Energy SCA, now Cube Energy Sarl, of Luxembourg; Demeter Partners SA, of France, and Demeter 2 FPCI, of France v. The Kingdom of Spain at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Technicolor SA: Chapter 15 Petition

June 22, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in France by Laurent Carozzi, as the Foreign Representative of Technicolor SA, which "is among the world’s leading content creation-to-distribution companies", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Intelligence firm Diligence accuses ex-CEO Nick Day of 'outrageous legal spending'

May 21, 2020 - Intelligence and investigations firm Diligence has accused its former CEO, Nick Day, of trying to "sink the business with his outrageous legal spending" after it was forced to advance him $788,377 to satisfy legal bills that he incurred at a rate of approximately $12,500 per day in the first two months of defending a lawsuit that the company brought against him for allegedly swindling it out of "millions of dollars".

Diligence Inc. v. Nicolas Day: Amended Complaint Stipulation

May 19, 2020 - Stipulation to file Amended Complaint regarding allegations of "corporate looting" involving Switzerland-domiciled Diligence Global Business Intelligence SA in Diligence Inc., a Delaware company majority owned by Cayman Islands-domiciled Information Security Investments Company v. Nicholas Day, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Chamonix, France, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

ViaSat Inc. et al v. Hughes Network Systems LLC: Discovery Application

May 15, 2020 - Application by ViaSat Inc., described as "a satellite operator based in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Switzerland and elsewhere", and ViaSat Broadband Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from Hughes Network Systems LLC "for use in pending civil proceedings in the Switzerland and in arbitral proceedings seated in London, England" regarding a dispute with "their joint venture partner, Eutelsat SA [of France], and their joint venture vehicle, Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàrl [of Switzerland]", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

SEC v. Damon Elliott et al: Complaint

May 06, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Damon Elliott, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in France, and Piptastic Limited, of England, as Defendants, and DSE Retail Limited, of England; Paul Rose, a citizen of the United Kingdom; Unique Asset Management Limited, of England, and Sharon Elliott, a citizen of the United Kingdom, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Meril GmbH et al v. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. et al: Discovery Application

April 27, 2020 - Application by Meril GmbH, of Germany, and Meril Life Sciences Private Limited, of India, to take discovery from Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Edwards Lifesciences LLC, and Edwards Lifesciences Pvt Inc., all of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom against Meril by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and its subsidiary Edwards Lifesciences Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

SpeedCast Communications, Inc. et al: Chapter 11

April 23, 2020 - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by SpeedCast Communications, Inc., of Texas; SpeedCast International Limited, of Australia; SpeedCast UK Holdings Limited, of England; CapRock UK Limited, of Scotland; CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus; SpeedCast Limited, of Hong Kong; SpeedCast Group Holdings Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpaceLink Systems, LLC, of Texas; SpeedCast Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Satellite Communications Australia Pty Ltd., of Australia; Oceanic Broadband Solutions Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpeedCast Managed Services Pty Limited, of Australia; Maritime Communication Services, Inc., of Texas; Telaurus Communications LLC, of New Jersey; CCI Services Corp., of Texas; HCT Acquisition, LLC, of New York; Cosmos Holdings Acquisition Corp., of New York; Globecomm Network Services Corporation, of New York; Hermes Datacommunications International Limited, of England; SpeedCast Singapore Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; SpaceLink Systems II, LLC, of Texas; CapRock Comunicacoes do Brasil Ltda., of Brazil; CapRock Participacoes do Brasil Ltda., of Brazil; Speedcast Canada Limited, of Canada; CapRock Communications (Australia) Pty Ltd., of Australia; SpeedCast Norway AS, of Norway; Globecomm Europe BV, of the Netherlands; NewCom International, Inc., of Miami; Evolution Communications Group Limited, of New York; Speedcast Netherlands BV, of the Netherlands; SpeedCast Americas, Inc., of Texas; and SpeedCast France SAS, of France, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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