Courts

Axtra LLC et al v. AXIA Issuer Inc. et al: Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Crypto Dispute)

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss regarding a dispute involving digital assets in Axtra LLC, of Wyoming, and The AXIA-Axtra Trust, described as “a unit trust formed under the laws of the Cayman Islands” v. AXIA Issuer Inc., described as "a for-profit corporation incorporated in the British Virgin Islands" whose "sole director ... is a corporation domiciled in Nevis", and AXIA Foundation Inc., described as “a non-profit corporation incorporated in the Commonwealth of Dominica” whose directors reside in Canada and Dominica, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Ren CI et al v. Nebula (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Ren CI and Daoyi Holding Limited v. Nebula (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Chang Shuai, of China; Wang Yanzhi, of China; Zhang Fan, of China; Hu Hao, of China; Jiang Yameng, of China; Man Ho Kee Harry, of Hong Kong; LCA Ninja Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Matrix Partners China VI Hong Kong Limited, of Hong Kong, and Alpha Startup Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mediatrix Capital et al v. K8EDW Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Fraudulent Transfers’)

Complaint alleging fraudulent transfers and unjust enrichment in Mark B. Conlan, as the "Court-appointed substitute receiver" for Mexiatrix Capital Inc., Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd. and others v. K8EDW Limited, whose location is given as the Cayman Islands even though it does not appear to be domiciled there, and Tyler Wood, of Naples, Florida, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Ecuador: Jorge Cherrez Miño et al (‘Organized Crime’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Apollo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Ecuador - for a criminal investigation into "Ecuadorian citizen Jorge Oswaldo Cherrez Mino, IBCORP Investment and Business Group, S.A., International Business IBCORP S.A., and IBCORP Investment S.A. Ecuador, High Yield Bond Funding Corporation, Institutional Custody Services, the Centralized Depository of Securities Clearing and Settlement (DECEVALE), Citadel, and the Investment Commission of ISSPOL for organized crime".

Parcrest International LLC et al v. Real Food – SGPS SA: Complaint ($2M)

Complaint in Parcrest International LLC, formerly known as Parcrest Advisors LLC, and Independent Investment Bankers Corp., d.b.a. IIB Corp., described as "a securities broker dealer" v. Real Food - SGPS S.A., of Portugal, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sprume.IO Ltd. v. Digital Assets Group: Complaint (‘Crypto Banking Contract Dispute’)

Complaint alleging breach of contract in Sprume.IO Ltd., described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled "software development company that offers various blockchain-based services" v. Atlantic International Capital LLC, d.b.a. Digital Assets Group, described as a Florida-domiciled company "that marketed itself to Sprume as an experienced global team of financial experts" that "represented that it had a special relationship with key people at" Deltec Bank and Trust and Delchain Limited, both of the Bahamas, "that would enable it to onboard Spume to these platforms in a much shorter period of time than if Spume sought to obtain Deltec and Delchain services by itself", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Cayman Islands)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson, of Alvarez & Marsal, as the Foreign Representative of E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings Limited, described as "the ultimate holding company" of a group whose "primary business is real estate agency services in the primary market in the People’s Republic of China, real estate data and consulting services, and real estate brokerage network services", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Super Effect Investments Ltd. v. Haili Wu et al: Complaint ($1.7M)

Complaint for $1.7 million alleging breach of contract in Super Effect Investments Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Haili Wu, a.k.a. Haili Marshall; Derek Marshall, and California Wine Exchange at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Xebec Adsorption Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (Canada)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Québec, Canada by Nathalie Théberge, as the Foreign Representative of Xebec Holding USA Inc., Xebec Adsorption Inc., Xebec RNG Holdings Inc., Applied Compression Systems Ltd., Compressed Air International Inc., Enerphase Industrial Solutions Inc., CDA Systems LLC, Xebec Adsorption USA Inc., The Titus Company, Nortekbelair Corporation, XBC Flow Services - Wisconsin Inc., California Compression LLC, and Xebec Systems USA LLC, which collectively "primarily supply a wide range of renewable and low-emission gas products and services globally through several channels, including direct sales, channel partners, project developers, and e-commerce", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

CFTC v. Adam Todd et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving "an illegal digital asset derivatives trading platform" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Adam Todd, Digitex LLC, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Digitex Limited, of the Seychelles; Digitex Software Limited, of Ireland, and Blockster Holdings Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Arbitrade Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$37M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a crypto asset pump-and-dump scheme" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda; Cryptobontix Inc., of Canada; Troy R.J. Hogg, of Canada; James L. Goldberg, Stephen L. Braverman, and Max W. Barber, as Defendants, and SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. RBF Trust LLC et al: Complaint (‘$40M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "an international web of unregistered, fraudulent securities offerings that have raised at least $40 million from more than 250 investors" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. RBF Trust LLC, of Florida; Paulo Fernando de Bastos, described as Florida-licensed real estate agent who is a citizen of France"; João Pedro Fonseca, a.k.a. João Pedro Fonseca de Bastos, described as a resident of France; RBF Trust LLC, of Michigan; D3 Gestion Immobilière LLC, of Florida, and D3 Gestion Immobilière LLC, of Michigan, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Narinder Singh: Complaint (‘Unreported Offshore Accounts’)

Complaint to collect unpaid penalties of $590,000 that were imposed for "willful violations" of the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to disclose accounts at Union Bancaire Privée in Switzerland and Barclays Bank Plc in the United Kingdom in USA v. Narinder Singh at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Spring Mountain Vineyard Inc. et al v. MGG California LLC et al: Complaint (‘$185M Loan Enforcement’)

Complaint alleging "an overzealous lender's improper efforts to enforce draconian provisions of a loan document that violate (and are unenforceable under) established New York law" in Spring Mountain Vineyard Inc. and Jacob E. Safra, a.k.a. Jaqui Safra, of Switzerland v. MGG California LLC, MGG (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; MGG Canada Fund LP, of Canada; MGG Insurance Fund Series Interests of the Sali Multi-Series Fund LP, MGG Onshore Funding II LLC, MGG SF Drawdown Master Fund (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; MGG SF Drawdown Unlevered Fund II LP, MGG SF Drawdown Unlevered Fund LP, MGG SF Drawdown Unlevered Master Fund II (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; MGG SF Evergreen Fund LP, MGG SF Evergreen Master Fund (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; MGG SF Evergreen Unlevered Fund LP, MGG SF Evergreen Unlevered Master Fund II (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; MGG Specialty Finance Fund II LP, and MGG Specialty Finance Fund LP at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Cyprus: Western Union et al (‘Computer Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Western Union and Money Gram - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Cyprus - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for computer fraud, obtaining goods by false pretenses, and money laundering" regarding an alleged scheme in which some of the proceeds were sent to individuals in England and the United States.

SEC v. The Hydrogen Technology Corporation et al: Complaint (‘$2.2M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a scheme "to fraudulently manipulate the price and volume of Hydro tokens traded on crypto asset trading platforms so that Hydrogen could sell its own Hydro tokens at a greater profit" involving, inter alia, Moonwalkers Trading Limited, of South Africa, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. The Hydrogen Technology Corporation, Michael Ross Kane, and Tyler Ostern at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Oleg Deripaska et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Russia Sanctions Violations’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, destruction of records, and false statements in USA v. Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska, a.k.a. Oleg Mukhamedshin, described as a citizen of Russia; Olga Shriki, described as "a naturalized United States citizen living in the United States"; Natalia Mikhaylovna Bardakova, described as a citizen of Russia, and Ekaterina Olegovna Voronina, a.k.a. Ekaterina Lobanova, described as a citizen of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Crédito v. T-Mobile US Inc.: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from T-Mobile US Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kuramo Capital Management LLC et al v. Elizabeth Seruma: Complaint (‘Unjust Enrichment’)

Complaint alleging conversion, unjust enrichment, and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty in Kuramo Capital Management LLC, of Delaware; Kuramo Africa Opportunity Master Fund II LP, Kuramo Africa Opportunity Master Co-Investment Vehicle III LP, and Kuramo Africa Opportunity Agribusiness Vehicle LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Elizabeth Seruma, described as "the wife of one of Kuramo's long-time investment managers—an individual named Larry Seruma", at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer County.

Caterpillar Crédito v. American Express: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from American Express Company for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Voyager Digital Holdings Inc. v. Adam Lavine et al: Complaint & TRO Motion

Complaint and Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order alleging "threats and actions carried out by two disgruntled former employees of the Debtors" in Voyager Digital Holdings Inc., Voyager Digital Ltd., and Voyager Digital LLC v. Adam Lavine and Shingo Lavine at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Matthew Nicosia et al: Complaint (‘Penny Stock Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "fraudulent schemes to sell publicly traded stock to retail investors" involving "penny stocks" issued by Odyssey Group International, Inc., Scepter Holdings, Inc., and CannaPharmaRx, Inc. in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Matthew Nicosia, William 'Rocky' Reininger, Fabrizio Di Carlo, described as a citizen and resident of Canada, and Ronald Touchard at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. 0.24247794 Bitcoin et al: Forfeiture Complaint (Avinash Pal)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of "a transnational criminal organization running an exploitation of elderly and social engineering scam" that were seized from a wallet at Binance crypto exchange in the name of Avinash Pal in USA v. 0.24247794 Bitcoin and 38,616.40303284 Tether at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Banco San Juan Internacional: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Banco San Juan Internacional for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

New York AG v. Nexo Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint for "acting as unregistered securities brokers or dealers and/or commodities broker-dealers" in New York Attorney General v. Nexo Inc. and Nexo Capital Inc., both of the Cayman Islands, which operate a crypto lending platform, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. 726,602.61971034 Tether: Forfeiture Complaint (Manprett Singh)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of "a transnational criminal organization running an exploitation of elderly and social engineering scam" that were seized from a wallet in the name of Manprett Singh at Binance crypto exchange "by agents with the United States Secret Service during an investigation into in USA v. 726,602.61971034 Tether at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

SEC v. James Patten et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Makamer Holdings, Inc., formerly Hometown International, Inc., and EZRaider Co., formerly E-Waste Corporation, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. James T. Patten, Peter L. Coker, Sr., and Peter L. Coker, Jr., described as a resident of Hong Kong, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Jason Sugarman: Judicial Assistance (David Ezekiel, Mark Waddington & Valor Group Ltd.)

Order "issuing letters rogatory for International Judicial Assistance to the Supreme Court of Bermuda, requesting assistance to compel the production of documents and oral examinations for use at trial of David Ezekiel and Mark Waddington, and the production of documents from Valor Group, Ltd." for an enforcement action regarding Jason Sugarman's "fraudulent scheme to steal $43 million from unwitting pension funds to finance the acquisition of a global financial conglomerate of European and Bermuda insurers, and investment advisers based in Virginia and Connecticut" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jason Sugarman at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Mastercard Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Nancy Maeshiro v. Yatsen Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Nancy Maeshiro v. Yatsen Holding Limited, described as "a China-based holding company engaged in the production and sale of cosmetics and skincare products"; Jinfeng Huang, Yuwen Chen, Jianhua Lyu, Donghao Yang, Sidney Xuande Huang, Bonnie Yi Zhang, Colleen A. DeVries, Cogency Global Inc., Hillhouse Capital, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, FUTU Inc., and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hexin Global Ltd. et al v. Singularity Future Technology Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘6M Fraud’)

Complaint "to recover damages caused by Defendants' common law fraud and statutory violations of the federal securities laws as well as breaches of contract" in Hexin Global Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Viner Total Investments Fund, described as a Cayman Islands entity based in Hong Kong v. Singularity Future Technology Ltd., formerly Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd.; Yang 'Leo' Jie, described as an alleged "fugitive wanted by Chinese law enforcement officials for perpetrating a $300 million Ponzi scheme"; Jing 'Angela' Shan, Tuo 'Tina' Pan, and Lei Cao at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk: Chapter 15 Petition (Indonesia)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Indonesia by Irfan Setiaputra and Prasetio Prasetio, as the Foreign Representatives of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, described as "the national airline of Indonesia", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Core Compass Ltd. v. Evolve Bank & Trust: Discovery Application (Serbia Proceedings)

Application by Core Compass Limited, described as "a Hong Kong-registered company that provides payment consulting services to internet businesses", to take discovery from Evolve Bank & Trust for use in legal proceedings in Serbia alleging misappropriation by Boom Financial Management d.o.o., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Malta: Yorgen Fenech et al (‘Dark Web Firearms Purchase’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from crypto exchanges Poloniex and Coinbase - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Malta - for a criminal investigation into Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech and Maltese lawyer Aron Mifsud Bonnici for "the unlawful acquisition of firearms".