United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Nick Patterson v. Terraform Labs Pte. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Nick Patterson v. TerraForm Labs Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Jump Crypto, Jump Trading LLC, Republic Capital, Republic Maximal LLC, Tribe Capital, DeFinance Capital/Definance Technologies Oy, GSR Markets Limited, of Hong Kong; Three Arrows Capital Ptd Ltd., of Singapore; Nicholas Platias and Do Kwon, of South Korea, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Jeffrey Lockhart v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Terra Crypto’)

Class Action Complaint alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act regarding the cryptocurrency "stablecoin" known as Terra in Jeffrey Lockhart v. BAM Trading Services Inc., of Delaware, d.b.a. Binance US, described as "a crypto-asset exchange that operates a platform on which customers discover, research, buy, and sell digital assets", and Brian Schroder at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Raymond Galliani: Complaint

Complaint "to collect unpaid federal civil penalty assessments and interest" from a "sophisticated taxpayer" who "established a maze of offshore entities to conceal his beneficial ownership of entities and foreign financial accounts holding millions of dollars", including those in the Bahamas, Guernsey, and Nevis, in USA v. Raymond Galliani, of Moraga, California, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Bureau Veritas Brazil et al v. Gaivota LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Bureau Veritas do Brasil Sociedade Classificadora e Certificadora Ltda, BVQI do Brasil Sociedade Certificadora Ltda, and Kuhlmann Monitoramento Agricola Ltda, all of Brazil, to take discovery from Gaivota, LLC, of Delaware; Alexandre Spitz, and Ram Rajagopal for use in "ongoing judicial proceedings in Brazil and an international tribunal in the International Chamber of Commerce regarding Eduardo Chabassus Kuhlmann Junior and Leila Maria Martins Kuhlmann's various breaches of a Quota Purchase Agreement", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. Vivo Capital LLC et al: Discovery Application

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Vivo Capital LLC, Vivo Capital Fund IX (Cayman) LLC, and Vivo Capital Fund IX (Cayman) L.P. for use in "an appraisal proceeding in the Cayman Islands" involving New Frontier Health Corporation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Kenneth Donovan et al v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence, conversion, and fraud involving a cryptocurrency called GYEN, described as a "stablecoin" that is "purportedly 'pegged' to the Japanese yen at a rate of one-to-one", in Kenneth Donovan and Hussien Kassfy v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc., described as a New York company that was created by "a Tokyo-based internet services industry company" called GMO Internet Group; Coinbase Global Inc., and Coinbase Inc., both of Delaware, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Yuan Hsu v. Wells Fargo Bank: Discovery Application

Application by Yuan Hsu, a resident of Taiwan, to take discovery from Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings in Taiwan alleging "embezzlement and theft" by Ping Hsu, described as "the Petitioner's daughter", regarding the Estate of the Petitioner's husband, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. David Mata: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the fraudulent and unregistered offer and sale of securities" regarding a cryptocurrency-related investment scheme in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. David B. Mata at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Block Bits Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the fraudulent and unregistered offer and sale of securities" regarding a cryptocurrency-related investment scheme in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Block Bits Capital LLC, Block Bits Capital GP I LLC, and Japheth Dillman at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Envestio SI OÜ v. Payward Inc.: Judicial Assistance

Ex Parte application on behalf of the Harju County Court of Tallinn, Estonia to take discovery from Payward Inc., described as "a virtual currency wallet service provider", for use in bankruptcy proceedings against Envestio SI OÜ and involving suspected fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Elizabeth Chung v. Intertrust (Bahamas) Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint involving allegations of fraud against David Chung in Elizabeth Y. Chung, of Clara County, California v. Chung Peng Chih-Mei, described as a citizen of China residing in Taiwan, and Intertrust (Bahamas) Limited, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Tsukasa Akimoto v. Apple Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Tsukasa Akimoto, described as "a member of the House of Representatives of Japan" who was "recently convicted of bribery charges, and is now appealing said conviction", to take discovery from Apple Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Japan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Brazil: Eduardo Cesar Lourenco de Avila

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from California resident Eduardo Cesar Lourenco de Avila - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into Avila for allegedly misappropriating $224,811 "from the federal public company CAIXA Aqui".

CardStarter Ltd. v. SundaeSwap Inc. et al: Complaint (‘250M Tokens Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud in CardStarter Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, described as "among the first companies to start developing an automated cryptocurrency exchange (known as a “DEX”) that would operate on what is known as the Cardano blockchain" v. SundaeSwap Inc., of Wyoming; Mateen Motavaf, Pi Lanningham, Artem Wright, and Christopher Borders at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hey Inc. v. Twitter Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Hey Inc., described as "a growing start-up company established in 2012, planning, developing and operating internet business", to take discovery from Twitter Inc. for Hey Inc. for "an anticipated lawsuit in Japan" for alleged defamation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Metavine Pty. Ltd.: Settlement

Stipulation Consenting to Judgment in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Metavine Pty. Ltd., of Australia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Crowd Machine Inc. et al: Settlement

Stipulation with Proposed Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Crowd Machine Inc. and Metavine Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Craig Sproule: Settlement

Stipulation with Proposed Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Craig Sproule, a citizen of Australia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Crowd Machine Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a "fraudulent and unregistered" cryptocurrency offering that "raised more than $33 million from hundreds of investors" and involved entities in Australia, Cayman Islands, South Africa, and United States in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Crowd Machine Inc., of Delaware; Metavine Inc., of Delaware, and Craig Derel Sproule, a citizen of Australia, as Defendants, and Metavine Pty. Ltd., of Australia, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Credit Suisse Virtuoso SICAV-SIF v. SB Investment Advisers (US), Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Credit Suisse Virtuoso SICAV-SIF, of Luxembourg, on behalf of the sub-fund Credit Suisse (Lux) Supply Chain Finance Fund, to take discovery from SB Investment Advisers (US), Inc. for use in "an anticipated court proceeding in England against, among potentially other parties, SoftBank Group Corp. and certain of its affiliates including SoftBank Vision Fund LP, SoftBank Vision Fund II-2 LP, SVF Abode (Cayman) Limited, SVF II Abode (Cayman) Limited, and SVF Habitat (Cayman) Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

2770095 Ontario Inc. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by 2770095 Ontario Inc., described as a Toronto, Ontario-based company "created for the purpose of pursuing collection of the liquidated loss of approximately $1,100,000 suffered by Affinitas Medios de Pago SAPI de C.V.", described as "a payment facilitator" domiciled and based in Mexico, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging fraud in which "Canadian Maxwell Dean Morgan is the principal defendant", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Yuan Hsu v. Wells Fargo: Discovery Application

Application by Yuan Hsu, of Taiwan, to take discovery from Wells Fargo & Company for use in legal proceedings in Taiwan alleging theft and embezzlement against the applicant's daughter, Ping Hsu, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Leo Middle East FZE et al v. Zhe Zhang et al: Dismissal Order

Order granting the defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint and denying the plaintiffs' motion to dismiss the crossclaim 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.

IT Invest Financial Solutions (Cyprus) Ltd. v. EVC Fintech I LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal by defendants regarding a dispute involving "a block of shares of eToro, an Israeli social trading and multi-asset brokerage company that is not yet publicly traded", in IT Invest Financial Solutions (Cyprus) Limited, of Cyprus v. EVC Fintech I LLC and EVC Fintech Management LLC, both of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Italy: Mario Grassetti Tonnarelli et al

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 of Mario Tonnarelli Grassetti aka Mario Tonnarelli, his wife Jinhua Jiang, and Yicai Xia 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.

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

Crossclaim in EWI Capital LLC, of Delaware, and Zhe Zhang, of San Mateo, California v. Leo Middle East FZE, of the United Arab Emirates; Leo Holdings Hong Kong Limited, a.k.a. Zheijiang Lep (Hong Kong) Limited, of Hong Kong; Edgewater HTT III LLC, and Wang Xiangrong 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: 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.

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.

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.