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Caterpillar Inc. v. Deere & Company et al: Discovery Application

October 31, 2019 - Application by Caterpillar Inc. to take discovery from Deere & Company and Wirtgen America, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Italy between Wirtgen GmbH and Caterpillar's European subsidiaries, Caterpillar Prodotti Stradali Srs and Caterpillar Financial Corporacion Financiera SA EFC, and "threatened" litigation in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

BVI operator of Bitfinex crypto exchange seeks discovery in 'hunt for missing $880M of client funds'

October 20, 2019 - The BVI operator of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, which was sued 12 days earlier for allegedly perpetrating a multi-billion dollar fraud, has applied to take discovery in California for a purported attempt to recover $880 million of client funds that its Swiss payments processor has allegedly failed to remit.

iFinex Inc. v. Citibank: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rondell Monroe: Discovery Application

October 18, 2019 - Application by iFinex Inc., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based company that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange from Rondell Clyde Monroe, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, for use in legal proceedings in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom regarding an attempt to recover $880 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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.

$1.4 Trillion class action against crypto exchange Bitfinex & cryptocurrency Tether for 'largest bubble in human history'

October 07, 2019 - A class action securities fraud complaint for damages that "likely surpasses $1.4 trillion" for creating "the largest bubble in human history" has been filed against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and cryptocurrency Tether, with defendants from the BVI, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Switzerland, and the US.

David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 06, 2019 - Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-based fraud, market manipulation, and RICO in David Leibowitz, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Benjamin Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Jason Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Aaron Leibowitz, of Westchester, NY, and Pinchas Goldshtein, of Miami, Florida v. iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXNA Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXWW Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Philip G. Potter, a resident of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama, and Global Trade Solutions AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Pietro Vinci: Forfeiture Complaint

August 23, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding tax fraud involving Mosquetero SP, of Scotland; Stanford International Bank, of Antigua and Barbuda, and Citi Private Trust, of Switzerland, in USA v. Pietro Vinci, an Italy-born former resident of Venezuela now residing in Maryland, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Swiss regulator issues public warning against SEK Capital SA

August 23, 2019 - The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has issued a "Public Warning" against asset manager SEK Capital SA, which is operated by Kerstin Moleman, of Germany, and Simone Rastelli, of Italy.

SEK Capital SA: Public Warning

August 22, 2019 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding SEK Capital SA, which is operated by Kerstin Moleman, a citizen of Germany, and Simone Rastelli, a citizen of Italy.

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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.