Discovery

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. American Express Bank et al: Discovery Application (‘BRL85M Claim)

Ex Parte Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado to take discovery from American Express Bank, Citibank N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, Novo Banco S.A., Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "against, inter alia, K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf a/k/a Maluf Jabur Alvaro, and Paulo Maluf a/ka Maluf Jabur Paulo", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Credendo – Short-Term Non-EU Risks v. DealDefenders LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Credendo - Short-Term Non-EU Risks, described as "a quasi-governmental insurance company headquartered in Belgium that provides credit insurance to companies in Italy through its branch office in Milan", to take discovery from DealDefenders LLC for use in "contemplated criminal proceedings" and "anticipated civil proceedings" in Italy involving a "suspected fraudulent insurance claim submissions" by "Milan-based Golem.com Srl, which provides products and services to the telecom industry", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Anatolie Stati v. Emmanuel Grinshpun: Discovery Application

Application by Anatolie Stati, described as "a Moldovan businessman, who held interests in substantial oil fields in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which were wrongly expropriated by Kazakhstan resulting in the state's obligation to pay a nearly $500 million international arbitral award", to take discovery from Emmanuel Grinshpun for use in legal proceedings in Moldova against "Vladimir Voronin, Oleg Reidman, Emmanuel Grinshpun, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Karim Massimov, Timur Kulibayev, Kairat Boranbayev, Arvind Tiku, Alexander Mashkevich, Kanatbek Safinov, Arman Rakhimov, Serik Rakhimov, Grigory Andreev, Andrey Kiselyov, Marat Beketayev, Ruslan Ashenov, Orynbasar Kubygul, Almat Madaliyev, and other persons" for alleged "abuse of official authority, blackmail and attempted blackmail", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Colombo Agroindústria SA v. Eloy Rodrigo Colombo: Discovery Application

Application by Colombo Agroindústria SA, described as "a family-owned company whose mission is to provide food, energy, and related products for sustainable development", to take discovery from Eloy Rodrigo Colombo, described as "a minority shareholder of Colombo and a member of the Colombo family", for us in "two foreign criminal and civil proceedings that Colombo intends to file in Brazil" alleging defamation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Itáu Unibanco SA v. Title Team: Discovery Application

Application by Itáu Unibanco SA to take discovery from Martha L. Mendez, P.A., d.b.a. Title Team, of Coral Gables, Florida, for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "various loan agreements, import credit agreements, and derivative contracts with a Brazilian company named MapTrade Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Ltda.", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

Forensic News LLC et al v. Aviram Azari: Discovery Application

Application by Forensic News LLC, described as a U.S.-based company whose "mission is to deliver original long-form journalism focused on national security, espionage, corporate, and political issues", and Scott Stedman, described as "an investigative journalist", to take discovery from Aviram Azari, described as "an Israeli private intelligence veteran who worked closely with Soriano for years", for use in "a defamation action filed against them in England by British-Israeli 'security consultant' Walter Soriano" regarding "news articles about Soriano and his ties to core figures associated with alleged Russian election interference, including Vladimir Putin confidant Oleg Deripaska and other oligarchs", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Maso Capital Investments Ltd. et al v. Evercore Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Clifford Cheah King Mun, of Singapore, and Maso Capital Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Evercore Inc. for use in "appraisal proceedings pending before the Supreme Court of Bermuda" regarding "the fair value of the shares of Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. Duff & Phelps LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Duff & Phelps LLC and Duff & Phelps Securities LLC, both d.b.a. Kroll, for use in "an appraisal proceeding pending in the Cayman Islands" regarding New Frontier Health Corporation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Kersia SAS et al v. GoDaddy.com LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Kersia SAS and Hypred SAS, described as being part of a group that "develops products and solutions for biosafety in agriculture, food processing, and water safety", to take discovery from GoDaddy.com LLC for use in legal proceedings in France for suspected unfair competition and trademark infringement, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Webuild SpA et al v. WSP USA: Discovery Application

Application by Webuild SpA, of Italy, and Sacyr SA, of Spain, described as "global construction firms specialized in building large works and complex infrastructure projects", to take discovery from WSP USA for use in "two investment arbitrations relating to major investments by Webuild and Sacyr in an international infrastructure project to build the Third Set of Locks Project for the Panama Canal", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

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.

Associação dos Profissionais dos Correios v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation: Discovery Application

Application by Associação dos Profissionais dos Correios, described as "a Brazilian non-profit association that defends and represents the interests of present and former/retired postal worker employees of Correios, a state-owned public postal company", to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "against Instituto de Seguridade Social dos Correios e Telégrafos, Empresa Brasileira de Correio e Telégrafos, KPMG Auditores Independentes, and BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobilários S.A." alleging "misconduct, malfeasance, breaches of fiduciary duties, and corruption", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Globalization Partners Mexico SA de CV v. GoGlobal USA Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Globalization Partners Mexico SA de CV, described as being "part of a family of companies that provide technology-based human resources solutions that enable clients to seamlessly engage talent in various jurisdictions across the world without needing to set up a local entity", to take discovery from GoGlobal USA Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Mexico "against its former employee Francisco Mendez after learning that Mendez took away with him Globalization Partners' trade secrets and confidential information and brought it with him to a direct competitor, GoGlobal", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

CFE International LLC v. Arbor Glen Consulting LLC: Discovery Application (2022, Mexico)

Application by CFE International LLC to take discovery from Arbor Glen Consulting LLC, whose "sole officer" was identified as Arlin Travis, for use in "a foreign criminal proceeding" in Mexico against former "public servants" Javier Gutierrez Becerril and Guillermo Turrent Schnaas for suspected corruption regarding natural gas contracts worth “hundreds of millions of dollars”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Palantir Technologies Inc. v. Williams & Connolly LLP et al: Discovery Application (‘Attempted Litigation Fraud’)

Application by Palantir Technologies Inc. to take discovery from Williams & Connolly LLP, a law firm, and laywers Barry S. Simon, and Stephen L. Wohlgemuth for use in "two German proceedings: (i) a patent entitlement litigation before the Regional Court of Munich, Federal Republic of Germany between Palantir and Williams & Connolly's client, Marc L. Abramowitz, and (ii) a criminal investigation by a German public prosecutor of Abramowitz, Simon, and Wohlgemuth" for suspected "attempted litigation fraud", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Sergio Gersztein v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Sergio Gersztein to take discovery from HSBC Republic, a division of HSBC Bank USA; Swiss Bank Corporation - New York Branch, UBS AG - New York Branch, Safra National Bank of New York, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Argentina involving an Estate's assets.

GMJ Asset Management Company Inc. v. KBC Bank NV et al: Discovery Application

Application by GMJ Asset Management Company Inc. to take discovery from KBC Bank NV, New York Branch; KBC Financial Products USA Inc., KBC Securities USA LLC, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for use in legal proceedings "against KBC Bank in relation to violation of banking laws and fraudulent concealment, and potentially conversion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Merrill Lynch: Judicial Assistance

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Merrill Lynch - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the 6th Probate and Family Court of the Regional Forum II of Santo Amaro in São Paulo, Brazil - for legal proceedings styled as 'Leticia Lagoa Ribeiro v. Alexandre Fernandes Martins' involving "claims of misappropriated assets", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações, of São Paulo, Brazil, described as "a minority shareholder of one of the largest Brazilian public companies, JBS S.A., which was used by its controlling shareholders for the purpose of conducting an illicit bribery scheme, defrauding JBS and its minority shareholders", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Barclays USA, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Envestio SI OÜ v. Payward Inc.: Judicial Assistance (Estonia)

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.

CFE International LLC v. Antaeus Group LLC: Discovery Application (2022, Mexico)

Application by CFE International LLC to take discovery from Antaeus Group LLC, described as a Texas firm whose principals are Matthew Calhoun and Mark Bayse, for use in a criminal proceeding in Mexico against former "public servants" Javier Gutierrez Becerril and Guillermo Turrent Schnaas for suspected corruption regarding natural gas contracts worth "hundreds of millions of dollars", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

The Renco Group Inc. et al v. Victor Careaga: Discovery Application

Application by The Renco Group Inc., described as "a family-owned, private holding company that makes long-term investments in companies", and The Doe Run Resources Corporation, described as "a privately held natural resources company and producer of lead, copper, and zinc concentrates and recycler of lead-bearing materials", to take discovery from Victor Careaga, described as an insurance agent in Miami, Florida, for use in "a pending, confidential criminal investigation in Peru concerning a conspiracy to defraud Renco", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

JSC Ingtorgstroy v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC Ingtorgstroy, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings "against former CEOs and beneficial owners of OJSC "GK Amazarkan", including Pavel Entin and Bogdan Solodukha before the commercial court of Moscow city and the commercial court of Kaluga Region, Russia", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Forensic News LLC et al v. Richard Frankel: Discovery Application

Application by Forensic News LLC and Scott Stedman, described as "its journalist-founder", to take discovery from Richard Frankel "to aid their defense of a baseless defamation action brought against them before a foreign tribunal" in England, proceedings that are described as "an attack on American free speech and journalistic values brought by Walter Soriano, a British-Israeli 'security consultant' with ties to the Russian oligarchy", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Zouzar Bouka et al v. Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Zouzar Bouka, described as a citizen of France and an "entrepreneur and investor"; Vision Indian Ocean SA, of Madagascar, and ViMa Real Estate Sarl, of Madagascar, to take discovery from Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc., Symbion Power LLC, Symbion Power Holdings LLC, Symbion Power Africa LLC, Symbion Energy Holdings Ltd., and Paul Hinks for use a "contemplated proceeding in France" and a "criminal proceeding in Madagascar" regarding "Respondents' participation in a multi-million-dollar theft from the Mandroseza Power Plant, a project designed to bring reliable electricity to Madagascar, and their subsequent sale of interests in the Plant contrary to their contractual obligations and Malagasy law", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust et al v. Jichen Wu: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Jichen Wu for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" allegedly involving Equiti Capital, Mediatrix Capital, and Blue Isle Markets, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Farhad Azima v. JPMorgan Chase: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. “for use in connection with a case pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan”, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Farhad Azima v. Citibank: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Citibank NA "for use in connection with a case pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Farhad Azima v. Insight Analysis and Research LLC et al: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Insight Analysis and Research LLC and SDC-Gadot LLC "for use in connection with a case pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales (the “UK Court”) styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Farhad Azima v. Bank of America: Discovery Application (‘Azima v. RAKIA et al’)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Bank of America NA for use in legal proceedings "currently pending in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales styled Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. Bain & Company Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from Bain & Company Inc. and Bain & Company China Inc. for use in an "appraisal proceeding" in the Cayman Islands regarding "the fair value of their former shareholdings in 58.com", described as "China’s largest online classifieds business", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Restore Advisory Intermediações Ltda. v. Admel Properties Inc.: Discovery Application (‘R$41M Debt’)

Application by Restore Advisory Intermediações Ltda. to take discovery from Admel Properties Inc., described as "a vehicle used by Mello outside of Brazil to conceal available funds that should have been directed to satisfy the Brazilian judgement against him", for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "to enforce a debt against the assets of Trendbank S.A. Banco de Fomento and its guarantor, Adolpho Mello", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Third Eye Capital Corp. v. Gregory McGrath: Discovery Application (Parakou Tankers Inc.)

Application by Third Eye Capital Corporation to take discovery from Gregory McGrath for use in "judicial enforcement proceedings" in Hong Kong, the Marshall Islands, and Singapore regarding an arbitral award "in the amount of $10,652,065" against Parakou Tankers Inc., described as "an industrial shipping company engaged in the seaborne transportation of liquid petroleum products that, until recently, owned a fleet of medium range vessels", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Nebahat Evyap İşbilen v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Discovery Application (‘£40M Fraud’)

Application by Nebahat Evyap İşbilen, described as a 76-year-old "Turkish national resident in the United Kingdom", to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup Inc. d.b.a. Citibank; Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Goldman Sachs and Co., Bank of America N.A., Deutsche Bank A.G., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, Société Générale, and M&T Bank Corporation for use in legal proceedings in England against entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and United Arab Emirates regarding "a multinational fraud committed against her by Mr. Selman Turk", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BAPA Holdings Corp. v. Broadspan Capital LLC: Discovery Application

Application by BAPA Holdings Corp. to take discovery from Broadspan Capital LLC for use in legal proceedings in Guatemala "against Banco Agromercantil de Guatemala" for "breach of contract and for damages in excess of US$7 million pertaining to the development of “The Cove at Pristine Bay” in Roatan, Honduras", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation PJSC, described as "one of Russia’s largest full-service commercial banks" that went into administration in 2017 and received "a USD $8 billion bail-out using public funds", and National Bank Trust PJSC, described as being "owned by the Otkritie Group", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "a complex fraudulent scheme" involving "prominent Russian businessman named Boris Mints, his family, and his affiliated entities", including British Virgin Islands-domiciled Coniston Management Limited, that allegedly caused a loss of $500 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alan Gaffney et al v. QVC Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Alan Gaffney, Nicole Gaffney, and Derek Gaffney to take discovery from QVC Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Ireland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Carolina Lane v. Morgan Stanley et al: Discovery Application

Application by Carolina Andraus Lane to take discovery from Morgan Stanley, RBC Bank, Citigroup, Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Safra Bank of New York, and law firm Fox Horan & Camerini LLP for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, "her former husband and business partner Gilberto Miranda Batista", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.