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Keiichi Aritomo et al v. Julia Rhee et al: Amended Complaint

June 30, 2021 - Amended Complaint in Keiichi Aritomo, a citizen and resident of Japan, and Joy Zhang, a citizen of the United States residing in Japan v. Youngjoo 'Julia' Rhee, described as a citizen of South Korea residing in New York; Aleksey Igudesman, described as a citizen and resident of Austria, and Music Traveler GmbH, described as an Austrian company "that solicits customers to book performance and rehearsal space for music, singing, and other artistic-related purposes", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Huobi Co. Ltd. v. Marto HG Digital Asset Group Fund I GP LLC et al: Complaint

June 23, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving "Bitcoin losses" in Huobi Co. Ltd., described as a South Korea-based "international cryptocurrency exchange and one of the most prominent names in the digital asset industry" v. Marto HG Digital Asset Group Fund I GP LLC, Marto HG Digital Asset Group Fund I LP, Marto HG Digital Asset Group LLC, all of Delaware, and Taotao He, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Keiichi Aritomo et al v. Julia Rhee et al: Complaint

June 02, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in Keiichi Aritomo and Joy Zhang, both of Japan v. Youngjoo 'Julia' Rhee, of South Korea; Alekzey Igudesman, of Austria, and Music Traveler GmbH, described as being based in New York and Vienna, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gold Chaser Holding Ltd. v. Seaon Global LLC et al: Complaint

June 01, 2021 - Complaint in Gold Chaser Holding Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in Hong Kong v. Seaon Global LLC and Seaon LLC, both of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al v. Ericsson AB et al: Discovery Application

May 03, 2021 - Application by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., of South Korea, and Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC, of Austin, Texas, USA, to take discovery from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, of Taiwan, for use in a patent dispute before the United States International Trade Commission involving Ericsson AB, of Sweden; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, of Sweden, and Ericsson Inc., of Plano, Texas, USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Woori Bank et al v. Teamblind Inc.: Discovery Application

April 20, 2021 - Application by Woori Bank and Kwang Seok Kwon, both of South Korea, to take discovery from Teamblind, Inc. "for use in civil and criminal proceedings pending in the Republic of Korea", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

HMM Co. Ltd. v. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

March 30, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by HMM Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Chidori Ship Holding LLC, Jessica Ship Holding SA, of Panama, and NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, for use in legal proceedings in South Korea and a London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunal in England involving "the collapse and subsequent loss overboard of approximately 1,816 on-deck containers aboard the container ship M/V ONE APUS", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Pension Foundation of Presbyterian Church of Korea v. Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.: Discovery Application

March 16, 2021 - Application by Pension Foundation of Presbyterian Church of Korea to take discovery from Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in South Korea for alleged "breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentations" against Shinhan Investment Corporation, which was described as "the securities brokerage and asset management arm of Shinhan Financial Group, which is the oldest financial services institution in Korea with over $260 billion in assets under management", involving an investment of $22 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA: Discovery Application

February 11, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by the Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, described as "the Mongolian government agency that owns and manages state-owned enterprises in various industry sectors, including energy production, mining, and transport"; Erdenet Mining Corporation, described as "a state-owned mining company that owns Mongolia's mining interests in the Erdenet mine", and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC, described as "a 34-percent shareholder of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, the project company that controls the operation of the Oyu Tolgoi mine", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Mongolia against Batbold Sukhbaatar, described as a former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Ganzorig Chimiddorj, Tuul Ulambayar, Nyamdalai Ochirbat, Cheong Choo Young, Kim Hak Seon, Kim Yoonjung, Lee Yu Jeong, Rhee Byung Wook, Kang Eun Joo, Battushig Batbold, Catrison Limited, Cliveden Trading AG, and Genetrade Limited for an alleged $250 million fraud involving "a complex network of offshore and onshore corporate structures and proxies across numerous jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Winfred Wamai et al v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Complaint

January 14, 2021 - Complaint regarding "Iran's fraudulent conveyances" in Winfred Wairimu Wamai and 322 other "direct victims and surviving family members of the Embassy Bombings" in Tanzania and Kenya that "were carried out with the critical material support of the Iranian government" v. Industrial Bank of Korea, of South Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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