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Eduardo Gonzalez v. Victor Sebastian-Mauricio et al: Discovery Application

November 11, 2020 - Application by Eduardo Gonzalez to take discovery from Victor Sebastian-Mauricio and Jaime Sebastian-Mauricio "for use in contemplated foreign proceedings" in Mexico "against Verfruco Mexico, Novafoods, Freshcourt, and FI Avocados, and against their directors and officers including the Sebastian-Mauricio Brothers" for suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Garrett Motion Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

September 20, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Garrett Motion Inc., of Switzerland, which "designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered turbocharger, electric-boosting and connected vehicle technologies for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket"; BRH LLC, of Switzerland; Calvari Limited, of Ireland; Friction Materials LLC, of Michigan; Garrett ASASCO Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Borrowing LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Holding Company Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett LX I Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX II Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett LX III Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Garrett Motion Australia Pty Limited, of Australia; Garrett Motion Automotive Research Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., of Mexico; Garrett Motion Holdings Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion Holdings II Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Motion International Services S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Ireland A Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland B Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland C Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Ireland Limited, of Ireland; Garrett Motion Italia S.r.l., of Italy; Garrett Motion Japan Inc., of Japan; Garrett Motion LLC, of Michigan; Garrett Motion México, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, of Mexico; Garrett Motion Romania S.R.L., of Romania; Garrett Motion Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion Slovakia s.r.o., of Slovakia; Garrett Motion Switzerland Holdings Sàrl, of Switzerland; Garrett Motion UK A Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK B Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK C Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK D Limited, of England; Garrett Motion UK Limited, of England; Garrett Transportation I Inc., of Michigan; Garrett Transportation Systems Ltd., of England; Garrett Transportation Systems UK II Ltd., of England; Garrett TS Ltd., of England, and Garrett Turbo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alapaha View Ltd. et al v. Prodigy Network LLC et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint "to recover their monetary damages arising out of Defendants' breaches of investment agreements, fraudulent misrepresentations/omissions, and other business torts regarding Plaintiffs' substantial investments in a luxurious New York real estate investment and development project involving Defendants" in Alapaha View Ltd., of the Bahamas; Dalaman Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Jailineli Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Ecen del Centro SA de CV, of Mexico; Colle Investments Ltd., of the Bahamas; International C18 Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Artesana SA, of Panama; Miguel Gonzalez-Teja Zachrisson, of Guatemala; Pablo Miguel Marantz, of Argentina; Gonzalo Jose Vidal Devoto, of Argentina; Maria Amancay Caparros, of Argentina; Maria Victoria Ruiz de Velasco Martinez de Ercilla, of Spain; Blanca Araceli Botran Santiago, of Guatemala; Ana Lucrecia Garcia Botran, of Guatemala; Manuel Pisa Muntane, of Spain; Christine Marie Pascual Par, of Spain; Ana Mabel Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Luz Marina Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Gloria Barrera Galvis, of Colombia; Alejandro Celentano, of Argentina; Juan Carlos Timeus Rodas, of Guatemala; Iñigo Diego Eugenio Maria Raphael Aspillaga Plenge, of Peru; Nelly Maria Beatriz de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Rita Nelly Maria de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Maria Paula Arnaldo, a citizen of Argentina residing in Spain; Cesar Humberto Medina Garcia, of Virginia; Ana Maria Mate Londono, of Virginia, and Felipe Cortes Font, of Mexico v. Prodigy Network LLC, Prodigy Shorewood Investment Management LLC, 84 William Street NewCo, Inc., 84 William Street Realty Associates LLC, 84 William Mezz NewCo, Inc., and Prodigy Shorewood Domestic Feeder Rep Fund, LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and Prodigy Shorewood New York Rep Co., described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alonso Ancira Elizondo v. UBS AG: Discovery Application

September 03, 2020 - Application by Alonso Ancira Elizondo, described as "the controlling shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Altos Hornos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. and its subsidiaries", to take discovery from UBS AG for use in "defending against money laundering charges pending against him in Mexico and a related extradition proceeding pending against him in Spain" that Elizondo claims are part of "a carefully orchestrated retaliation campaign by current Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador against his political enemies", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

World Fuel Services Inc. v. ABC Aerolineas SA de CV: Complaint

September 02, 2020 - Complaint in World Fuel Services Inc., of Texas v. ABC Aerolineas SA de CV, d.b.a. InterJet, of Mexico, at the U. S. District Court for theSouthern District of Florida.

Valaris Plc et al: Chapter 11 Petition

August 19, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by companies in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States, namely Valaris Plc, described as "a leading provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry"; Alpha Achiever Company, Alpha Admiral Company, Alpha Archer Company, Alpha Offshore Drilling Services Company, Alpha Orca Company, Atlantic Maritime Services LLC, Atwood Australian Waters Drilling Pty Ltd., Atwood Deep Seas Ltd., Atwood Oceanics Australia Pty. Limited, Atwood Oceanics LLC, Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited, Atwood Offshore Drilling Limited, Atwood Offshore Worldwide Limited, ENSCO (Thailand) Limited, ENSCO Asia Pacific Pte. Limited, ENSCO Associates Company, ENSCO Australia Pty. Limited, ENSCO Capital Limited, ENSCO Corporate Resources LLC, ENSCO Development Limited, ENSCO do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda., ENSCO Drilling I Ltd., ENSCO Drilling Mexico LLC, ENSCO Endeavors Limited, ENSCO Global GmbH, ENSCO Global Investments LP, ENSCO Global IV Ltd., ENSCO Global Resources Limited, ENSCO Holding Company, ENSCO Holdings I Ltd., ENSCO Holland BV, ENSCO Incorporated, ENSCO Intercontinental GmbH, ENSCO International Incorporated, ENSCO International Ltd., ENSCO Investments LLC, ENSCO Jersey Finance Limited, ENSCO Limited, ENSCO Management Corp., ENSCO Maritime Limited, ENSCO Mexico Services, S. de RL de CV, ENSCO Ocean 2 Company, ENSCO Oceanics Company LLC, ENSCO Oceanics International Company, ENSCO Offshore Company, ENSCO Offshore International Company, ENSCO Offshore International Holdings Limited, ENSCO Offshore International Inc., ENSCO Offshore U.K. Limited, ENSCO Overseas Limited, ENSCO Transcontinental II LP, ENSCO Transnational I Ltd., ENSCO UK Drilling Limited, ENSCO United Incorporated, ENSCO Universal Limited, ENSCO Vistas Limited, ENSCO Worldwide GmbH, Great White Shark Limited, Green Turtle Limited, Offshore Drilling Services LLC, Pride Foramer SAS, Pride Forasol SAS, Pride Global II Ltd., Pride International LLC, Pride International Management Company LP, Ralph Coffman Limited, Ralph Coffman Luxembourg SA RL, RCI International Inc., RD International Services Pte. Ltd., RDC Arabia Drilling Inc., RDC Holdings Luxembourg SA RL, Rocal Cayman Limited, Rowan Companies Limited, Rowan Companies LLC, Rowan Drilling (Trinidad) Limited, Rowan Drilling (U.K.) Limited, Rowan Drilling, S. de RL de CV; Rowan International Rig Holdings Sarl, Rowan Marine Services LLC, Rowan N-Class (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan No. 1 Limited, Rowan Norway Limited, Rowan Offshore (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan Offshore Luxembourg Sarl, Rowan Rex Limited, Rowan Rigs Sarl, Rowan Services LLC, Rowan, S. de RL de CV, and Rowandrill LLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Grupo Famsa SAB de CV: Chapter 15 Petition

August 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Mexico by Paloma Elizabeth Arellano Bujanda, as the Foreign Representative of Grupo Famsa S.A.B. de C.V., described as a Mexican company that "offers furniture, electronics, household appliances, clothing, and other durable consumer goods through approximately 430 retail stores, including approximately 22 stores located in the United States", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

World Acceptance Corporation: $21.7M Penalty

August 06, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing penalties totaling $21.7 million against World Acceptance Corporation, of South Carolina, for "violations of the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" regarding a "bribery scheme" involving "WAC's former wholly-owned subsidiary in Mexico, WAC de Mexico, S.A. de CV".

Bully 1 (Switzerland) GmbH et al: Chapter 11 Petition

July 31, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Bully 1 (Switzerland) GmbH, Noble Drilling Holding LLC, Noble Corporation Plc, Noble Services International LimitedlBully 1 (Switzerland) GmbH, Bully 2 (Switzerland) GmbH, Noble 2018-I Guarantor LLC, Noble 2018-II Guarantor LLC, Noble 2018-III Guarantor LLC, Noble 2018-IV Guarantor LLC, Noble BD LLC, Noble Cayman Limited, Noble Cayman SCS Holding Ltd., Noble Contracting II GmbH, Noble Corporation, Noble Corporation Holdings Ltd., Noble Corporation Holding LLC, Noble Drilling (Guyana) Inc., Noble Drilling (TVL) Ltd., Noble Drilling (U.S.) LLC, Noble Drilling Americas LLC, Noble Drilling Exploration Company, Noble Drilling International GmbH, Noble Drilling NHIL LLC, Noble Drilling Services Inc., Noble DT LLC, Noble FDR Holdings Limited, Noble Holding (U.S.) LLC, Noble Holding International Limited, Noble Holding UK Limited, Noble International Finance Company, Noble Leasing (Switzerland) GmbH, Noble Leasing III (Switzerland) GmbH, Noble Resources Limited, Noble SA Limited, Noble Rig Holding I Limited, Noble Rig Holding 2 Limited, Noble Asset Mexico LLC, Noble Bill Jennings LLC, Noble Earl Frederickson LLC, and Noble Mexico Limited at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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