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Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

February 14, 2020 - Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vincentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Shigekazu Torikai v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

January 07, 2020 - Application by Shigekazu Torikai, a lawyer in Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Japan "for trespass, privacy invasion, unlawful business interference under Japanese civil law, related torts, and to prevent harm to Mr. Torikai, his staff or clients", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, described as a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia; Rajesh Taneja, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vietnam; Norfolk Heights Ltd., described as "a Seychelles company owned by a dual Mexican and Canadian citizen"; Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., and Wisdom Chain Ltd., each described as "a Seychelles corporation with a registered address in Hong Kong"; SSID Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sure Mighty Ltd., described as "a Seychelles corporation owned by a Japanese citizen"; Tamarind Investments Inc., described as "an Anguillan corporation with registered addresses in Hong Kong and Thailand"; Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of Switzerland and the United Kingdom"; Anthony Killarney, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom, a resident of Switzerland"; Blacklight SA, of Switzerland; Christopher Lee McKnight, of Canada, and Aaron Dale Wise, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Medical Corp. Seiryo v. Google, LLC: Discovery Application

December 23, 2019 - Application by Medical Corp. Seiryo, d.b.a. Urayasu Dental Clinic to take discovery from Google, LLC for use in legal proceedings in Japan regarding the posting of negative reviews that it considers "libelous and harassment", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

MetLife, Inc.: $10M Fine

December 18, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings & Imposing Sanctions, including a $10 million fine, against MetLife, Inc., domiciled in Delaware, based in New York, NY, regarding, inter alia, an "error related to accounting for variable annuity guarantees assumed by a MetLife subsidiary, MetLife Reinsurance Company of Bermuda, from a former operating joint venture in Japan", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

David Younge v. Aircastle Ltd. et al: Complaint

December 18, 2019 - Complaint in David Younge v. Aircastle Limited, a Bermuda-domiciled, Connecticut-based company whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Michael J. Inglese, Aaron Dahlke, Peter V. Ueberroth, Ronald W. Allen, Giovanni Bisignani, Michael J. Cave, Douglas A. Hacker, Jun Horie, Takashi Kurihara, Takayuki Sakakida, Ronald L. Merriman, Agnes Mura, and Charles W. Pollard at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Link Life Co., Ltd. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

October 29, 2019 - Application by Link Life Co., Ltd., d.b.a. Broad WiMAX, a telecommunications company domiciled in Japan, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in Japan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Gregory Kelly: Final Judgment

September 23, 2019 - Final Judgment imposing a $100,000 fine in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gregory L. Kelly at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Carlos Ghosn: Final Judgment

September 23, 2019 - Final Judgment imposing a $1 million fine in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Complaint

September 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon, and Gregory L. Kelly, a resident of Brentwood, Tennessee, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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