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Service Lamp Corporation Profit Sharing Plan v. Carnival Corporation et al: Class Action Complaint

May 27, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Service Lamp Corporation Profit Sharing Plan v. Carnival Corporation, described as "the world's largest leisure travel company and the largest cruise company" that is domiciled in Panama, based in Miami and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Arnold W. Donald, and David Bernstein at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

FTC v. First Data Merchant Services LLC et al: Complaint

May 19, 2020 - Complaint alleging telemarketing and consumer fraud that caused "tens of millions of dollars" of losses and involving a call center apparently based in Panama in Federal Trade Commission v. First Data Merchant Services LLC, of Florida, and Chi W. Ko, a.k.a. Vincent Ko, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Digicel Group One Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 15, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Mike Morrison, Charles Thresh, and James Bennett, as the Foreign Representatives of Digicel Group One Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Avianca Holdings SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 10, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Avianca Holdings SA, Aero Transporte de Carga Unión, S.A. de C.V., Aeroinversiones de Honduras, S.A., Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Avianca Airlease Holdings One Ltd., America Central (Canada) Corp., America Central Corp., AV International Holdco S.A., AV International Holdings S.A., AV International Investments S.A., AV International Ventures S.A., AV Investments One Colombia S.A.S., AV Investments Two Colombia S.A.S., AV Taca International Holdco S.A., Avianca Costa Rica S.A., Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Leasing, LLC, Avianca, Inc., Avianca-Ecuador S.A., Aviaservicios, S.A., Aviateca, S.A., Avifreight Holding Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., C.R. Int'l Enterprises, Inc., Grupo Taca Holdings Limited, International Trade Marks Agency Inc., Inversiones del Caribe, S.A., Isleña de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V., Latin Airways Corp., Latin Logistics, LLC, Nicaraguense de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima (Nica, S.A.), Regional Express Américas S.A.S., Ronair N.V., Servicio Terrestre, Aereo y Rampa S.A., Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados SAI S.A.S., Taca de Honduras, S.A. de C.V., Taca de México, S.A., Taca International Airlines S.A., Taca S.A., Tampa Cargo S.A.S., Technical and Training Services, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the second-largest airline group in Latin America", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. MMT International Holdings Ltd.: Forfeiture Complaint

May 01, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of an alleged tax fraud and money laundering scheme by Wayne Franklyn Chinn and involving accounts and entities in Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Panama, Singapore, and Switzerland in USA v. Funds in the name of MMT International Holdings Ltd. at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation and DBS Bank, both of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tradiverse Corporation v. Luzar Trading SA: Petition to Vacate or Modify Award

April 30, 2020 - Petition to Vacate or Modify Arbitration Award of $755,821 alleging "the Award was procured by corruption, fraud or undue means" in Tradiverse Corporation v. Luzar Trading SA, a Venezuelan company based in Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM et al: Plea Agreement

April 30, 2020 - Plea Agreement in USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM, of Israel, and Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Verano Development Inc. v. Venezuela: Complaint

April 25, 2020 - Complaint alleging the default of debt in Verano Development Inc., a Florida company based in Panama v. the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anonymous Owner of Shareholder Certificate No. 2 v. Transcol SA et al: Complaint

April 15, 2020 - Complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty and for an accounting in Anonymous Owner and Holder of Shareholder Certificate No. 2 for Transcol SA v. Transcol SA, of Panama; Carlos Eduardo Rubio, in his individual capacity and as president; Jorge Hernan Rubio C., in his individual capacity and as Secretary; and Arnoldo Cano H., in his individual capacity and as Director, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

BVI crypto exchange Bitfinex seeks evidence from US banks for '$880M recovery effort'

April 15, 2020 - The BVI-domiciled, Taiwan-based operator of the cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex has applied to take discovery from banks in Georgia and Colorado as part of its attempt to recover $880 million that was allegedly misappropriated by Swiss firm Crypto Capital and related parties.

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