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City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 07, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., described as a Liberia-domiciled company based in Miami whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Richard Fain, Jason Liberty, and Michael Bayley at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Speedcast Cyprus Ltd. v. M/V Contship Air et al: Complaint

August 20, 2020 - Complaint in Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus v. M/V Contship Air, of Liberia, formerly M/V Vega Luna; Verona Shiptrading Inc., of Liberia, and Contships Management Inc., of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

FS Algarrobo Ltd. et al v. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.: Complaint

August 04, 2020 - Complaint in FS Algarrobo Limited, FS Andes Limited, FS Andino Limited, FS Africa Limited, and FS Austral Limited, all of Liberia v. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., of Cyprus, as Defendant, and Bacardi Corporation, E D and F Man Liquid Products LLC, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, Freepoint Commodities LLC, Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Linblad Expeditions, LLC, Marathon Petroleum Supply LLC, Navig8 Product Tankers LLC, Novum Energy Trading Inc., NYK Line (North America) Inc., Shell Trading Services Company, Wilhelmsen Ship Management (USA) Inc., Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Inc., Trafigura Trading LLC, UPT United Product Tankers (Americas) LLC, and Valero Marketing and Supply Company, as Garnishees, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Gemak Gemi Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. v. Angol Ltd. et al: Complaint

May 26, 2020 - Complaint in Gemak Gemi Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S., of Turkey v. Angol Limited, as owner of the M/V Angol, and FS Andes Ltd., both of Liberia, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Benjamin Steinmetz v. Vale SA et al: Discovery Application

May 21, 2020 - Application by Benjamin Steinmetz, of Israel, described as an "adviser" to BSG Resources Limited, "a Guernsey-based international mining and natural resources company", to take discovery from Vale SA, described as a Brazil company that is "one of the largest mining companies in the world"; Vale Americas Inc., Rio Tinto Plc, and Rio Tinto Limited for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Vale S.A., of Brazil; Vale Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and Vale International S.A., of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Petroleum Tanker Nautic: Forfeiture Complaint

May 01, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the unlawful use of the U.S. financial system to support and finance Iran's transport and sale of oil products to benefit sanctioned Iranian entities" in USA v. $12,3 million fo funds "associated with petroleum tanker Nautic", a.k.a. Gulf Sky, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

April 30, 2020 - Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.

Vale SA et al v. HFZ Capital Group LLC et al: Discovery Application

April 24, 2020 - Application by Vale SA, of Brazil; Vale Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, and Vale International SA, of Switzerland, to take discovery from HFZ Capital Group LLC, Ziel Feldman, Helene Feldman, Nir Meir, John Shannon, the Feldman Family 2007 Trust, Kenneth Henderson, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Chatsworth Realty 340 LLC, HFZ 344 West 72nd Street Owner LLC, Chatsworth Realty Corp., 215 Chrystie LLC, HFZ 40 Broad Street LLC, HFZ Highline Property Owner LLC, HFZ Highline Retail Owner LLC, HFZ Highline LLC, HFZ 501 West LLC, 20 West 40 Bryant Park Owner LLC, HFZ Bryant Park Owner LLC, Tarpley Belnord Corp., Perfectus Real Estate Corp., HFZ 235 West 75th Street Owner LLC, HFZ 301 West 53rd Street Owner LLC, HFZ 88 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ 90 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Owner LLC, HFZ West 30th Street Partners LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Mezzanine LLC, 76 Eleventh Avenue Property Owner LLC, Fine Arts NY LLC, RFR Holding LLC, Aby Rosen, R&S Chrysler LLC and RFR Realty LLC for use in legal proceedings in England against Benjamin (Beny) Steinmetz, Dag Lars Cramer, Marcus Struik, Asher Avidan, Joseph Tchelet, David Clark, the Balda Foundation, of Liechtenstein, and Nysco Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands, alleging the fraudulent inducement of $1.2 billion for "a scheme to illegally gain valuable mining rights through bribery of government officials in the Republic of Guinea", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Credit Suisse AG v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc.: Complaint

April 01, 2020 - Complaint in Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc., of Panama, described as the owner of the Liberia-flagged M/V Sam Eagle, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Newbrook Shipping Corporation et al v. Global Marketing Systems Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 24, 2020 - Application by Newbrook Shipping Corporation, of the Netherlands, and Falcon Confidence Shipping Ltd., of Liberia, to take discovery from Global Marketing Systems Inc. and Anil F. Sharma, both of Maryland, for use in legal proceedings in Nevis and South Africa, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Maryland.

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