Civil

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company et al v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Southland National Insurance Corporation, Bankers Life Insurance Corporation, and Southland National Reinsurance Corporation v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., Omnia Ltd., and PB Investment Holdings Ltd., all of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

China Financial Services Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (‘Hong Kong Proceedings’)

Application by China Financial Services Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Well Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, and Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Luo Rui and Guan Zueling, a.k.a. Guan Xue Ling, alleging fraud that caused losses totaling RMB1.37 billion ($198 million), filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. 14.77997889 Ethereum: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud Involving Efeoghene Oboghenemiepha’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of an alleged crypto fraud in USA v. 14.77997889 Ethereum seized from an account at Binance crypto exchange in the name of Efeoghene Greatnes Oboghenemiepha, described as the holder of a Nigerian driver's license who appears to operate from Nigeria and South Africa, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

SEC v. Michael Weiss: Complaint (Insider Trading-Ernst & Young Clients)

Complaint alleging "insider trading by Defendant in the stock of four Ernst & Young LLP clients or prospective clients made while he was employed as an EY Business Development Director" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Michael Weiss at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York AG v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint (‘$250M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation in the preparation of Mr. Trump’s annual statements of financial condition" that "grossly inflated Mr. Trump’s personal net worth as reported in the Statements by billions of dollars" in People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey McConney, The Donald J. Trump Organization Inc., Trump Organization LLC, DJT Holdings LLC, DJT Holdings Managing Member, Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, Trump Old Post Office LLC, 40 Wall Street LLC, and Seven Springs LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Aaron Leibowitz et al v. Tether et al: Disclosure Order

Order that the Bitfinex/Tether defendants produce financial records that "relate to the backing of USDT" in Aaron Leibowitz et al et al v. BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Bittrex, Inc., Crypto Capital Corp., Giancarlo Devasini, DigFinex Inc., Reginald Fowler, Global Trade Solutions AG, Poloniex, LLC, Philip G. Potter, Tether Holdings Limited, Tether International Limited, Tether Limited, Tether Operations Limited, iFinex Inc., and Ludovicus Jan van der Velde at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Arcadia Crypto Ventures LLC et al v. Matthew Kirincic: Second Petition to Enforce Arbitration Subpoena (‘Crypto Fraud Arbitration’)

Petition to Enforce Arbitration Subpoena for an arbitration action “against Nithin Eapen and Madhu Kutty” alleging “massive fraud in the handling and investment of Petitioners’ crypto assets” in Arcadia Crypto Ventures LLC, Richard Rofe, and Jennifer Rofe v. Matthew Kirincic at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Leonardo Cornide et al: Complaint

Complaint "arising out of the fraudulent, undisclosed, unlawful and manipulative activities by the Insider Defendants to misappropriate tens of millions of dollars of assets from the Debtor for the ultimate use and benefit of the Founder Defendants and Family Trusts, in violation of their legal and fiduciary obligations to the Debtor under applicable United States and Cayman Islands law" in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Leonardo L. Cornide, individually and as Trustee of The Falcon Family Irrevocable Trust; Jorge E. Falcon, individually and as Trustee of The Cornide Family Irrevocable Trust; Javier Jimenez, Jr.; Andres Alos, Maria Sarduy, as Trustee of the Andres Alos Family Irrevocable Trust; Silverback Capital Partners LLC, Beast Capital LLC, 117 Albatross LLC, 301 Dale LLC, 900 Dale LLC, 975 Dale LLC, Preferred Business Services Inc., PA Marketing Ltd., 45 SBH LLC, 1736 SBH LLC, 2000 SBH LLC, 2170 SBH LLC, 74560 SBH LLC, Silverback Investments LLC, 248 Silverback Investments LLC, 1901 Silverback Investments LLC, 1919 Silverback Investments LLC, Silverback Equity Partners LLC, Silverback Management Services LLC, SBH Management Services LLC, Silverback Midtown LLC, and Silverback Ventures LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Lyncpay LLC et al: Complaint ($28M)

Complaint in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Lyncpay LLC, Premier Assurance Advisors LLC, Premier Assurance Group LLC, PA Group Administration Corp., PA Marketing Ltd., Preferred Business Services Inc., Providence Insurance Company I.I., acting for and on behalf of protected cell Premier Assurance Segregated Portfolio Puerto Rico SAP; Beast Capital LLC, Leonardo L. Cornide, Jorge E. Falcon, and Javier Jimenez at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Ridge Point Capital LLC v. Miroslav Zecevic et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Ridge Point Capital LLC v. Miroslav Zecevic, who "promotes himself to penny stock owners as someone who can clear/sell their penny stock shares and pay penny stock owners from the cleared funds", and International Finance Group Exchange, a.k.a. IFGX, a.k.a. IFGX.com, a.k.a. IFGX.com Inc., at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Oceanic Hedge Fund et al v. Höegh LNG Partners LP: Complaint

Complaint to Compel Inspection of Books and Records in Oceanic Hedge Fund, which appears to be a Cayman Islands fund based in the Isle of Man; Dymic Investments (Cyprus) Limited, of Cyprus; Mark D. Elliott, and John L. Hage v. Höegh LNG Partners LP, described as "a Marshall Islands limited partnership" whose "common units are listed on the NYSE" but also described as having an address in Bermuda, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

SEC v. Ian Balina: Complaint (‘$30M Unregistered Crypto Offering’)

Complaint alleging an "unregistered offering and promotion" of crypto involving "Sparkster, Ltd., a software development company incorporated in the Cayman Islands" that raised "approximately $30 million from nearly 4,000 investors" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ian Balina, a resident of Austin, Texas and "a self-described crypto asset investor, promoter, and influencer", at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v. DR Congo et al: Complaint

Complaint "alleging that its outstanding and unpaid judgments against the Defendants Democratic Republic of Congo and Societe Nationale D’Electricite, can and should be enforced through the seizure of four properties located in Montgomery County, Maryland purchased by and in the hands of Third-Party Garnishees Francis Selemani Mtwale and his wife, Aneth Michael Lutale through the US-registered Balanne Family Living Trust, an entity they control, with funds embezzled from the DRC pursuant to a scheme intended to thwart the DRC’s creditors" in FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v. Democratic Republic of Congo, Société Nationale d'Electricité, Balanne Family Living Trust, Aneth Doragh SF Mtwale, Francis Selemani Mtwale, and The Land Known for Assessment and Taxation Purposes as Lot 96 Plat 19998, Lot 133 Plat 24987, Lot 144 Plat 2017-25050, and Lot 54 Plat 24984 at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al: Discovery Application (China Proceedings)

Application by Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon.com Services LLC for use in legal proceedings "in the Nanjing Intellectual Property Court" in China "alleging that Amazon Echo series products, Fire series products, and Fire tablets infringe one or more Sailed patents", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Kisha Trezevant v. Stanley Trezevant III: U.S. Judgment Enforcement (‘Contested Divorce Proceedings’)

Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim to recognize and enforce U.S. judgments and orders in "contested divorce proceedings" in which, inter alia, a U.S. judge "held that the Defendant had dissipated marital property by transferring US$2,145,131 to Norman Klein [a partner with Appleby law firm], the Defendant's Cayman Islands attorney, shortly before the Divorce Proceedings were filed" in Kisha Dean Trezevant, of Tennessee, USA v. Stanley Trezevant III, of Tennessee, USA, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Fourteen IP Communications Ltd. v. Marriott International Inc.: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Fourteen IP Communications Limited to take discovery from Marriott International Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England between The Voice Factory Limited and TVF Cloud Inc., as plaintiffs, and Fourteen IP Communications Limited, Fourteen IP Network Services Limited, Fourteen IP Inc., Evolution Voice Inc., Neil Tolley, Vicki Havard, and Alan Poole, as defendants, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

BitGo Holdings Inc. v. Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$100M Crypto Dispute’)

Complaint "to hold Galaxy responsible for its unjustified, bad faith repudiation of the parties' merger agreement, which damaged BitGo in an amount not less than $100 million" in BitGo Holdings Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, California-based "technology and financial services company that established the first independent, regulated custodial business for digital assets" v. Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, New York-based "investment bank in the cryptocurrency sector"; Galaxy Digital Holdings LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Galaxy Digital Inc., of Delaware, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Minchie Cupat v. Palantir Technologies Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Minchie Galot Cupat v. Palantir Technologies Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, Colorado-based company that "builds and deploys software platforms to assist the U.S. intelligence community in counterterrorism investigations and operations"; Alexander C. Karp, David Glazer, and Shyam Sankar at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Paul Witmer v. Armistice Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the systematic looting of the Company [Aytu BioPharma, Inc.] by a hedge fund, Armistice, in what could be described as a "dump and dump" scheme" in Paul Witmer v. Armistice Capital LLC, Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Steven Boyd, Joshua Disbrow, Gary Cantrell, John Donofrio Jr., Michael Macaluso, Carl Dockery, and Ketan B. Mehta at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

SEC v. Gabriel Edelman et al: Complaint (‘$4.39M Crypto Investment Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a $4.39 million crypto-related investment fraud in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gabriel Edelman, who is "presently a resident of Spain"; Creative Advancement LLC, and Edelman Blockchain Advisors LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

U.S. Bank NA v. Christopher Whittle et al: Complaint (‘$6.8M Foreclosure – 100 Briar Patch Rd., East Hampton, NY’)

Complaint "to foreclose on a mortgage encumbering the property commonly known as 100 BRIAR PATCH ROAD, EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK 11937" in U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-8 v. H. Christopher Whittle, 100 Briar Patch LLC, Golden Eagle International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Pure East Global Investments Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Richard B. Montanye, as Successor Trustee of The Pira Trust by appointment dated December 15, 2007; Avenues Global Holdings LLC, of New York, and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Sayantani Ghose v. Ernst and Young LLP: Complaint (‘Whistleblower Retaliation’)

Complaint alleging whistleblower retaliation in Sayantani Ghose, described as someone who "contributed enormously to Ernst & Young, LLP for 15 years, moved up the ranks to partner and became an internationally known expert in transfer pricing, only to have her career at EY end because she refused to sign off on transactions that she believed violated tax and securities laws" v. Ernst & Young LLP, described as a Delaware "audit firm" based in New York, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pollafko Inc. et al v. Okulos Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$360K Fraud’)

Complaint for $360,000 alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud regarding "the sale of 70% of the assets and shares of the Okulos Defendants from Zukin to Pollafko" in Pollafko Inc., Joel Lefkowitz, and Joel Pollak v. Okulos Comércio Varejista de Produtos Ópticos Ltda, a.k.a. Okulos Ltd., of Brazil; Ótica Lentes de Grau Comércio Varejista de Produtos Ópticos Eireli, a.k.a. Okulos II Ltd., of Brazil, and Marcio Zukin, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SEC v. Chicago Crypto Capital LLC et al: Complaint (‘$1.5M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a $1.5 million investment fraud regarding crypto tokens issued by Saint Kitts and Nevis-domiciled Beaxy Digital Ltd. in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Chicago Crypto Capital LLC, Brian B. Amoah, Darcas Oliver Young, and Elbert G. Elliott at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Red Black Tree DOO v. Hotel Credits Inc. et al: Complaint ($15M)

Complaint for "in excess of $15M" alleging breach of contract and fraudulent transfer in Red Black Tree D.O.O., of Serbia, which "provides software development services to clients around the world" v. Hotel Credits Inc., formerly known as Porter and Sail, Inc., of Delaware, and Deepak Shrivastava, believed to reside in Torrance, California, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BSV Claims Ltd. v. Bittylicious Ltd. et al: Application (‘£9.9B Crypto Dispute’)

Notice of Application "for a collective proceedings order permitting it to act as the class representative bringing opt-out collective proceedings on behalf of UK based holders of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Satoshi Vision against various cryptocurrency exchanges who it is contended colluded to de-list BSV in 2019" in BSV Claims Limited, of England v. Bittylicious Limited, of England; Payward Limited, of England; ShapeShift Global Limited, of England; Payward, Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of California, USA; ShapeShift AG, a Swiss company based in Denver, USA, and Binance Europe Services Limited, of Malta, at the United Kingdom's Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Cook Deutschland GmbH v. Boston Scientific Corp. et al: Discovery Application (Germany Proceedings)

Application by Cook Deutschland GmbH, of Germany, "a member of the Cook Medical group of companies, which includes entities that develop, manufacture, and supply medical devices, including devices in the field of gastroenterology", to take discovery from Boston Scientific Corp. and Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Germany styled as 'Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. v. Cook Deutschland GmbH et al' alleging patent infringement, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

USA v. 503,349.86 Tether et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘$2M RiotX Crypto Investment Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the theft of more than $2 million in cryptocurrency by Zin Ko Oo [a 30-year-old citizen of Myanmar], Wing San Tse [a 33-year-old resident of Hong Kong], Shen Chee Kok [a 34-year-old citizen of Singapore], and potentially others through a wire fraud scheme affecting multiple victims" in USA v. Approximately 503,349.86 Tether, 1,379,999 Cardano, and 163,118 Binance USD formerly held in accounts at cryptocurrency exchange Binance at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Local 464A Pension Funds et al v. Medtronic Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in The Trustees of the Welfare and Pension Funds of Local 464A-Pension Fund, The Trustees of the Local 464A United Food & Commercial Workers' Union Welfare Service Benefit Fund, and The Trustees of the New York-New Jersey Amalgamated Pension Plan for ACME Employees v. Medtronic Plc, of Ireland; Omar Ishrak, Geoffrey S. Martha, Karen L. Parkhill, and Sean Salmon at the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Lifestyle International Holdings Ltd.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's Sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement between the Petitioner, British Virgin Islands-domiciled Emerald Energy Holdings Limited "and the Scheme Shareholders" in the matter of Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, whose "principal activities ... are those relating to the operation of department stores, in particular the SOGO department store in Hong Kong, property development and investment in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Chris Johnson & Associates Ltd. v. Keith Kelty et al: Complaint (‘Defamation’)

Complaint alleging defamation in Chris Johnson & Associates Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled firm of insolvency practitioners v. Keith Kelty, described as "a Director of a Mutual Fund Administrator called "Fundhaven", which is registered in The Bahamas", and Mosaic Financial Ltd., described as "a Licensed Broker-Dealer registered with the Securities Commission of The Bahamas", at Bahamas Supreme Court.

Mina Tucano Ltda.: Chapter 15 Petition (Brazil)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Sandra Daycock, of Canada, as the Foreign Representative of Mina Tucano Ltda., described as "a precious metals producer operating a gold mine located in the north of Brazil", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Banco BNP Paribas Brasil SA v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (Brazil Proceedings)

Application by Banco BNP Paribas Brasil NA to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in legal proceedings in Alagoas, Brazil involving Empresa Alagoana de Terminais Ltda. and Copertrading Comércio Exportação e Importação S.A., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kristina Anne Charles-Jones: Chapter 15 Petition (England)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Michael Durkan, as the Foreign Representative of Kristina Anne Charles-Jones (in bankruptcy), filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.