United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Italy: Mario Grassetti Tonnarelli

Amended Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Clars Auction Gallery and Masterworks Fine Art Inc. regarding deliveries of "fake Picasso etchings" - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - for a criminal investigation into Mario Tonnarelli "for conspiracy, handling stolen goods, and smuggling".

Daniel Valenti v. Dfinity Foundation et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency-related fraud and sale of unregistered securities in Daniel Valenti, of Tampa, Florida v. Dfinity USA Research LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Palo Alto, California; Dfinity Foundation, of Switzerland, and Dominic Williams, of Palo Alto, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Öksüt Madencilik San. Tic. AS v. LinkedIn Corp. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Öksüt Madencilik San. Tic. A.S., described as a Turkish company that "operates a precious metals mine located in Turkey known as the Öksüt Mine", to take discovery from LinkedIn Corp. and Google LLC for use in "criminal and civil proceedings" in Turkey alleging "one or more individuals, believed to be former OMAS employees, have stolen confidential information from OMAS and are using that information to unlawfully harm the Company and exert influence over its employees, vendors, and others through anonymous online accounts", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Donald Ramsey v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "Offering Materials were inaccurate and misleading" and "contained untrue statements of material facts" in Donald Ramsey v. Coinbase Global Inc., of Delaware, described as "the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States"; Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Surojit Chatterjee, Paul Grewal, Marc L. Andreessen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, Fred Wilson, AH Capital Management LLC, Paradigm Fund LP, Ribbit Management Company LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, and Viserion Investment Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hapag-Lloyd AG v. Master of NYK Delphinus: Discovery Application

Application by Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft, of Germany, to take discovery from the Master of NYK Delphinus, described as "a Liberian-flagged vessel time chartered to NYK Line, a Japanese company, and sub-time chartered to Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., a Singaporean company", for use in legal proceedings in Germany "for claims related to lost or damaged cargo", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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

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.

Jen Zhang et al v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons

Petition to Quash Third-Party Summons Issued to Wells Fargo Bank N.A. by the IRS in Jen (Hwa Yu) Zhang and Charles (Zhi Yu) Zhang, Canadian citizens who are "targets of a criminal investigation in Canada" that alleges "violations of the Customs Act, the Criminal Code, the Excise Tax Act, and the Special Import Measures Act" v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Aldini AG v. Silvaco, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Aldini AG, which is described as having offices in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Silvaco, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Santa Clara, California, for use in civil and criminal proceedings in France alleging securities fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Portugal: PNC Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank, N.A. and First Tennessee Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into fraud and money laundering.

Wilhelmus Johannes van Opzeeland et al v. Cannafornia Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a cannabis-based investment fraud in Wilhelmus Johannes van Opzeeland, a citizen of the Netherlands residing in Singapore; Qi Guan, a citizen of China residing in England, and Mindaugas Montvilas, a citizen and resident of Lithuania v. Cannafornia Holdings Inc. and Paul King at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Leo Middle East FZE et al v. EWI Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in Leo Middle East FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, and Leo Holdings Hong Kong Limited, of Hong Kong v. EWI Capital LLC, of Delaware, and Zhe Zhang, described as a resident of San Mateo County, California, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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

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.

Nagravision SA v. 101Domain Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Nagravision SA, of Switzerland, described as being "part of the Kudelski Group, a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content", to take discovery from 101Domain Inc. and Digital Privacy Corporation Inc. for use in legal proceedings in France involving allegations of "piracy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Does: Motion for Discovery from Google LLC

Credit Suisse's Ex Parte Motion for Emergency Order to take discovery from Google LLC "in its effort to thwart the on-going multi-national disclosure of proprietary and highly confidential former employee data" in Credit Suisse Securities USA LLC v. Does at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Does: Complaint

Complaint alleging hackers "misappropriated from Plaintiff's computer systems and databases extremely sensitive and confidential personal data relating to certain former employees of Credit Suisse" in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of Delaware, described as "a U.S. subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, a global wealth manager and investment bank with operations in over 50 countries and approximately 50,000 employees worldwide" v. Does at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Solutions 30 Eastern Europe SRL et al v. Muddy Waters Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging defamation and unfair competition regarding an "anonymous report" that, as part of a "short-sale scheme", "falsely and baselessly accused Solutions SE and its related companies" of "facilitating activities of money laundering" and "employing former or current criminals as representatives" in Solutions 30 Eastern Europe SRL, of Romania; Swordfish Advisory Services SRL, of Romania, and Federico Salmoiraghi, a citizen of Italy and "beneficial owner of Salmo Services Group" v. Muddy Waters Capital LLC, described as a Delaware company based in California, and Carson C. Block, described as the "founder, research director, and sole member and member-manager of Muddy Waters", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Kraken: ‘John Doe’ Summons

USA's Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve IRS 'John Doe' Summons on Payward Ventures Inc. and subsidiaries, d.b.a. Kraken or Kraken.com, as part of "an investigation to determine the correct federal income tax liabilities for taxable years 2016-2020 of United States taxpayers who have conducted transactions in cryptocurrency", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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

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.

Alger SICAV et al v. WageWorks Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "accounting fraud" in Alger SICAV, Alger Small Cap Growth Institutional Fund, Alger Small Cap Growth Fund, Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, Alger Small Cap Focus Fund, Alger small Cap Growth Portfolio, Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Portfolio, Alger Weatherbie Specialized Growth Fund, Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, and Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund, all of Luxembourg v. WageWorks Inc., Joseph L. Jackson, and Colm M. Callan at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Atkins Investment Partnership et al v. EisnerAmper LLP: Complaint

Complaint "by more than 130 Plaintiffs who collectively invested over $103 million in Direct Lending Income Fund, L.P., a limited partnership managed and controlled by Direct Lending Investments, LLC and its owner and CEO, Brendan Ross" that "turned out to be a $789 million dollar Ponzi scheme" in Atkins Investment Partnership v. EisnerAmper LLP at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

William B. Federman Living Trust Trust No. 1 v. S&P Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint regarding Bermuda-domiciled, London-based IHS Markit Ltd. in William B. Federman Living Trust Trust No. 1 v. S&P Global Inc., Richard E. Thornburgh, Marco Alvera, William J. Amelio, William D. Green, Charles E. Haldeman, Jr., Stephanie C. Hill, Rebecca Jacoby, Monique F. LeRoux, Ian Paul Livingston, Maria R. Morris, Douglas L. Peterson, Edward B. Rust, Jr., and Kurt L. Schmoke at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Kamal Bitmouni v. Paysafe Ltd.: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "failure to properly secure and safeguard personal identifiable information that Defendant required from its customers as a condition of providing online payment services, including without limitation, names, contact details, Social Security numbers, and bank account information" in Kamal Bitmouni v. Paysafe Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ariel Abittan v. Lily Chao et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a multi-year fraudulent conspiracy" involving blockchain technology and an Initial Coin Offering in Ariel Abittan, who, with others, "invested millions of dollars" and "assembled a highly-esteemed team of cryptographers from Stanford University's Cryptography Ph.D. program to build Findora's state of the art blockchain technology" v. Lily Chao, a.k.a. Tiffany Chen, a.k.a. Yuting Chen; Damien Ding, a.k.a. Damien Leung, a.k.a. Tao Ding; Temujin Labs Inc., of Delaware, and Temujin Labs Inc, of the Cayman Islands, as Defendants, and Eian Labs Inc., a.k.a. Findora, as Nominal Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. GitHub, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from GitHub, Inc. "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Evenstar Master Fund SPC v. Upsky Lighthouse Hotel LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC and Evenstar Special Situations Limited, both of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Upsky Lighthouse Hotel LLC, Upsky SF Airport Hotel LLC, Upsky US Holdings Ltd., and Best Fang Holdings LLC for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Snowflake Inc. et al v. Yeti Data, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Snowflake Inc. and Snowflake Computing GmbH, described as being part of a group that "offers customers cloud-based data storage and analytics services, both in the United States and Europe", to take discovery from Yeti Data, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Robert F. Smith: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement in which the defendant agreed to pay tax, penalties, and interest totaling $139.2 million regarding "an illegal scheme to conceal income and evade taxes he owed by using an offshore trust structure with related foreign corporations and offshore bank accounts, and by willfully filing a series of false documents with the Internal Revenue Service" involving entities and accounts in Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Robert F. Smith, of Austin, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. WhatsApp Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos S.A., described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group, a leading Brazil-based global organization in the fields of engineering and construction, real estate, oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, shipbuilding and agroindustry, with a presence in several countries around the world", to take discovery from WhatsApp Inc., Google LLC, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Yahoo! Inc. for use in "a number of ongoing and rapidly developing legal actions in Brazil" regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt of one of Brazil's largest agribusinesses by Lone Star Funds, a U.S.-based vulture fund", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Olegs Fils v. Specialized Helicopters Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Olegs Fils to take discovery from Specialized Helicopters Inc., Hyatt Corporation, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, a.k.a. Highlands Inn; Burst+Bloom, Sommpicks LLC, Benchmark Wine Group Inc., and Belmont Wine Exchange LLC for use in legal proceedings in Latvia, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Robert Brockman: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the USA, tax evasion, wire fraud, FBAR violations, money laundering, evidence tampering, and destruction of evidence regarding an alleged scheme to conceal approximately $2 billion of capital gains income and involving entities and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, in USA v. Robert T. Brockman, of Houston, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

I.T. Knowledge and Expertise CC v. Visa Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by I.T. Knowledge and Expertise CC, of South Africa, to take discovery from Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa against First National Bank Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in England involving, inter alia, her husband, Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman; their son, Temur Akhmedov, and "Liechtenstein trustee entities Counselor Trust Reg and Sobaldo Establishment" regarding judgment collection and alleged "fraudulent evasion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency and Cash allegedly derived from "a large scale, sophisticated 'phishing' campaign" by Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dimitrii Karasavidi that targeted cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex, based in San Francisco, domiciled in Delaware; Binance, based in Hong Kong, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, and Gemini Trust Company LLC, based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc. v. Binance Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the laundering of stolen cryptocurrency" in Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange Inc., described as "a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange" v. Binance Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands cryptocurrency exchange described as "a 'go-to' location for cybercriminals to convert purloined cryptocurrency to other cryptocurrency or cash", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Batios Holdings Ltd. et al v. White Summers Caffee & James LLP: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Cosimo Borrelli, as Receiver of Batios Holdings Limited and Brasspoint Trading Limited, both of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from White Summers Caffee & James LLP, described as a California law firm that "served as former counsel to Batios and Brasspoint, and has refused requests by Petitioner to turn over the BVI Entities' client file, including any information regarding millions of dollars of funds belonging to the BVI Entities that were apparently transferred to the White Summers' client trust account shortly before Borrelli's appointment as Receiver", for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that, inter alia, involve claims in Cyprus regarding an allegedly "fraudulent scheme" by Mikhail Abyzov, of Russia, that caused Russian bank Alfa-Bank "more than $120 million in losses", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Czech Republic: Mohammed Amine Mimi Lahlou

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from alleged victims - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into Mohammed Amine Mimi Lahlou, described as a citizen of Morocco, for a suspected "romance fraud scheme to defraud victims throughout the world including 29 in the United States".

Lisa McCarthy et al v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint against "members of a price-fixing cartel designed to eliminate price competition between and among themselves and co-conspirators to fix the intra bank interest rate used as the basis for loans to consumers, including, inter alia, mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans, lines of credit, contracts, and all varieties of financial instruments" in Lisa McCarthy, Mary Katherine Arcell, Keith Dean Bradt, Jose Brito, Jan-Marie Brown, Rosemary D'Augusta, Brenda Davis, Pamela Faust, Carolyn Fjord, Donald C. Freeland, Donna Frye, Gabriel Garavanian, Harry Garavanian, Yvonne Jocelyn Gardner, Valarie Jolly, Michael Malaney, Lenard Marazzo, Timothy Nieboer, Deborah Pulfer, Bill Rubinsohn, Sondra Russell, June Stansbury, Clyde Duane Stensrud, Gary Talewsky, Diana Lynn Ultican, Pamela Ward, and Christine M. Whalen, described as "borrowers and consumers of loans and credit cards with variable interest rates" v. Intercontinental Exchange Inc., Intercontinental Exchange Holdings Inc., ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, ICE Data Services Inc., ICE Pricing and Reference Data LLC, Bank of America NA, Ban of America Corporation, Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Capital Inc., Citibank NA, Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, HSBC Bank Plc, HSBC Bank USA NA, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Lloyds Bank Plc, Lloyds Securities Inc., MUFG Bank Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, National Westminster Bank Plc, NatWest Markets Securities Inc., Royal Ban; of Canada, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd., SMBC Capital Markets Inc., The Norinchukin Bank, UBS Group AG, UBS AG, and UBS Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Switzerland v. CS Bio Ltd.: Discovery Application

Application by the District Court of Lugano, Switzerland, to take discovery from CS Bio Ltd., of Menlo Park, California, for use in divorce proceedings captioned 'Sarah Baccianti v. Grant Boldt', filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

World AG Associates LLC v. Oligo Basics USA LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for breach of contract in World AG Associates LLC, of Illinois v. Oligo Basics USA LLC, of Delaware; Oligo Basics Agroindustrial Ltda., of Brazil, and Joan Torrent Campmany, of North Carolina, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Facebook, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as an 18-year-old reality TV show participant in Japan, to take discovery from Facebook, Inc. for use in "an anticipated lawsuit in Japan" for alleged defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Himeka Kaminaguchi v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Himeka Kaminaguchi, described as a contestant on "a Japanese dating and relationship reality television series", to take discovery from Twitter Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan regarding "certain Twitter Accounts posting certain anonymous statements which, under Japanese law, constitute defamation and invasion of privacy against Applicant", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

John David Price v. Dropbox Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by John David Price, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, to take discovery from Dropbox Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Canada, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Jack Abramoff: Complaint

Complaint alleging a "fraudulent and unregistered offer ... of a blockchain-based digital token called AML Bitcoin" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jack Alan Abramoff at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. NAC Foundation LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the fraudulent offer and sale of digital asset securities" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. NAC Foundation LLC and Rowland Marcus Andrade at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Jack Abramoff: Consent Judgment

Consent Judgment in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jack Alan Abramoff at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.