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Chase Williams et al v. Block.one et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

September 18, 2020 - Amended Class Action Complaint "on behalf of all investors who purchased securities issued by Block.one called 'EOS Tokens' in or traceable to the initial coin offering" in Chase Williams and William Zhang v. Block.one, of the Cayman Islands; Brendan Blumer, described as a resident of Hong Kong; and Daniel Larimer, described as a resident of Virginia, and Crypto Assets Opportunity Fund LLC, of Illinois, and Johnny Hong v. Block.one, Brendan Blumer, Daniel Larimer, Ian Grigg, described as a resident of Hong Kong, and Brock Pierce, described as a resident of Puerto Rico, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Application for Third Party Evidence

June 09, 2020 - Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for Third Party Evidence Preservation Order on Twilio Inc., its subsidiary SendGrid Inc., and Intercom Inc. regarding a complaint alleging fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment involving "one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "holding company" with "more than a dozen affiliates around the world, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, and the United States"; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Amended Complaint

May 18, 2020 - Amended Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

May 16, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Bruce DeLaurentis v. Opus Wealth Management Company Ltd. et al: Notice

May 15, 2020 - Notice of Application in Bruce DeLaurentis, of Puerto Rico v. Opus Wealth Management Company Limited and David Heimhofer at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. Ripple Labs Inc. et al: Complaint

May 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered securities involving a cryptocurrency known as 'XRP' in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. Ripple Labs Inc., of Delaware; XRP II LLC, described as a New York-domiciled entity based in San Francisco, and Bradley Garlinghouse, described as Ripple's CEO, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. v. Universal Life Insurance Company: Complaint

March 13, 2020 - Complaint regarding a reinsurance agreement in PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., formerly known as Private Bankers Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., of Bermuda v. Universal Life Insurance Company, of Puerto Rico, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC et al: Complaint

March 05, 2020 - Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. RiverCiff Farm Inc. et al: Complaint

March 05, 2020 - Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, both of Borrelli Walsh, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. RiverCiff Farm Inc. and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd. v. Partnerships & Investments LLC et al: Complaint

February 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging "Defendants' blatant abuse of a company and its resources that they are no longer entitled to own" in Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Partnerships & Investments LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Nicolas A. Kogan, as Defendants, and Americas Leading Finance LLC, of Puerto Rico, as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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