Miscellaneous

Samir Andrawos v. Damian Gomez et al: TRO Motion

Chapter 11 Trustee's Motion for an order enforcing the automatic stay and granting a preliminary injunction in Lawrence Katz, as Chapter 11 Trustee for the Bankruptcy Estate of Samir Andrawos v. Damian Gomez and Charles Mackay, both lawyers in the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

SEC v. Mining Capital Coin et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-based investment fraud in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. MCC International Corp., d.b.a. Mining Capital Coin Corp., of Massachusetts; CPTLCoin Corp., of Massachusetts; Bitchain Exchanges, described as "an unincorporated organization or association"; Luiz Carlos Capuci Jr., a.k.a. Junior Caputti, described as a citizen of Brazil and the USA residing in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Emerson Sousa Pires, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Nuri Musaed Al Saleh et al v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh et al: Motion to Recognize UAE Freezing Order

Motion to Ex Parte Recognition of Foreign Freezing Order "issued on November 30, 2021 by the Court of the Dubai International Financial Centre in the United Arab Emirates" in Nuri Musaed Al Saleh, of Kuwait, and Sandra Holding Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait; Ahmed Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait and the United Kingdom; Yasmine Fawzi Al Saleh, described as a citizen of Kuwait residing in the USA, and Farah El Merabi, described as a citizen of Lebanon residing in Kuwait, at Massachusetts Superior Court, for Middlesex County.

Aberdeen City Council et al v. SEC: Motion to Compel Subpoena Compliance (‘Under Armour Securities Fraud’)

Motion to Compel Compliance With Subpoena regarding an investigation into alleged securities fraud by Under Armour Inc. and related parties in Aberdeen City Council, as Administrating Authority for the North East Scotland Pension Fund, of Scotland; Monroe County Employees' Retirement System, of Michigan, and KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium v. U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Athena Bitcoin Global v. Shaun Overton et al: Notice of Removal (‘El Salvador’s ‘Bitcoin as Legal Tender’ Project’)

Notice of Removal by the defendants in Athena Bitcoin Global, described as a Nevada-domiciled, Chicago-based company which "has been operating in the Republic of El Salvador assisting the government with the implementation of "Ley Bitcoin" which legalized bitcoin as legal tender" v. Shaun Overton, Neidy Overton, ROI Developers Inc., d.b.a. Accruvia; and unknown individuals and companies at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ukraine v. Tatneft: Motion to Quash Subpoenas (citing “Russia’s imminently threatened invasion of Ukraine”)

Notice of Ukraine's Motion to Quash or Modify Third-Party Subpoenas served on 52 financial institutions, claiming that "in the context of Russia’s imminently threatened invasion of Ukraine, a Russian oil company with close ties to the Russian government should not be permitted to use discovery in aid of a judgment as a pretext for demanding sensitive information bearing on Ukraine’s military, national security, and monetary stability" in Ukraine v. PAO Tatneft at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Radical Investments Ltd. v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC et al : Counter-Complaint by Good Vibrations et al

Answer, Counter-Complaint, and Cross-Claim of Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC and Alex Lee Moore in Radical Investments Ltd., a St. Lucia-domiciled company based in Barbados v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC, of Florida; Alex Lee Moore, a.k.a. Flex Moore; Prestige Pegasus LLC, of Colorado; Moniladae Coley, a.k.a. Moniladai Coley; Charles Stein, a.k.a. Charlie Stein, a lawyer in California; Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, and RDS Cargo Group DWC LLC, described in the complaint as a Polish company based in the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Barclays Plc et al v. FX Transparency LLC: Motion to Compel Subpoena Response

Motion to Compel Subpoena Response from FX Transparency LLC for use in legal proceedings "against Barclays and other of 'the world’s largest banks' arising out of an alleged conspiracy to manipulate foreign exchange rates in 'the world’s largest and most active financial market'" in Barclays Plc, Barclays Bank Plc, and Barclays Capital Inc. v. FX Transparency LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Ally Financial Inc. v. Markel Bermuda Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint in which "Ally seeks coverage under excess bankers professional liability insurance policies issued by Defendants for a settlement under which Ally agreed to pay $87,500,000 and forgive $700 million in loan debt", by U.S. Specialty Insurance Company in Ally Financial Inc. v. U.S. Specialty Insurance Company, Illinois National Insurance Company, and Markel Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Steven Kowalski v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Brandon Ng & Cookie Choi’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi after a Temporary Asset Freeze Order against them was dismissed in a case in which they have been accused of stealing Bitcoin worth $80 million in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Radical Investments Ltd. v. Charles Stein et al: Stein’s Motion to Dismiss

Motion to Quash Service and Dismiss Complaint by Charles Stein and Davidovich Stein Law Group LLP regarding an alleged $6.7 million fraud involving “non-existent doses” of a COVID-19 vaccine “for the purpose of vaccinating nearly 300,000 citizens of the island of Barbados” in Radical Investments Ltd., described as a St. Lucia company based in Barbados v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC, of Florida; Alex Lee Moore, a.k.a. Flex Moore; Prestige Pegasus LLC, of Colorado; Moniladae Coley, a.k.a. Moniladai Coley; Charles Stein, a.k.a. Charlie Stein, a lawyer in California, and Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

InterCap America LLC v. Dennis Klemming: Notice of Voluntary Dismissal

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal as to Defendant Dennis Klemming in InterCap America LLC v. Dennis Klemming, Prudent Corporate Finance LLC, and Latin American Equity Sports LLC at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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.

Steven Kowalski v. Brandon Ng et al: Transcript of ‘Motion to Dissolve Injunction’ Hearing

Transcript of evidentiary hearing on a motion by Brandon Ng and Cookie Choi to dissolve an asset freeze injunction in Steven Paul Kowalski, a citizen of Australia residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance US, of Delaware; Binance Asia Services Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Payward Inc., d.b.a. Kraken; Payward Ventures Inc., of Delaware; Brandon Chun Yin Ng, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Texas; Hiu Lam Cookie Choi, described as a citizen of Hong Kong residing in Texas; Wai Kit Lo and Lee Kei Lau, described as citizens and residents of Hong Kong; Nurlan Neqmat Ogly Guliev and Oksana Aleksandrovna Dolgopolova, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Caribbean Airlines Ltd. et al: Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint in which the plaintiff is seeking damages of $2.3 million, in Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Caribbean Airlines Limited, of Trinidad & Tobago, and SASOF III (A21) Aviation Ireland Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Adult Use Holdings Inc. et al v. FaZe Clan Inc.: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the petition to vacate an arbitration award, by FaZe Clan Inc. in Adult Use Holdings Inc., of Canada, and Zola Ventures Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. FaZe Clan Inc., of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Argonautic Ventures Master SPC et al v. Azoth Investment SPV Ltd. et al: Removal

Notice of Removal of a complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Harrison Hines, of Puerto Rico, and Argonautic Ventures Master SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Azoth Investment SPV Ltd., of Delaware; Yuchen Shi, and Tamara Frankel, both of San Francisco, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Troy Hogg et al v. Stephen Braverman et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice for damages of $395 million alleging fraud and misappropriation regarding a cryptocurrency scheme in Troy James Hogg, a citizen of Canada, individually, and Leila Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda, derivatively on behalf of Arbitrade Ltd., also of Bermuda v. Stephen Lance Braverman, Kent Mason Swig, Dignity Mining Group LLC, Charles Hamlin Woodworth, Daniel Francis Sweet, Coinmint LLC, of Puerto Rico; Prieur Leary, Hayden Gill, Max Warren Barber, William Richard Saunders, Shaun L. Heseltine, ABCOR International Ltd., of Belize; Scotia International of Nevada Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates; Jeffrey Muller, Victor George Webb, G4S Cash Services LLC, of the United Arab Emirates; Peter Walters, Kaled Swlaiman Salem Bokhem, Silver Estate Management Ltd., of Wyoming; E. Warren Goss, and Impact Partners, of New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Kamil Kuklineski v. Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal of a Class Action Complaint alleging unjust enrichment and violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in Kamil Kuplineski, a resident of Illinois v. Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd., d.b.a. Binance, described as a cryptocurrency exchange that is domiciled in the British Virgin Islands after being "initially founded in China" before moving to Japan, then Malta, and denying it was domiciled in the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services, d.b.a. Binance US, described as a Delaware company based in San Francisco, and Jumio Corporation at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

SEC v. Joseph Cammarata et al: Asset Freeze Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order involving an alleged fraud involving entities or account in the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Gibraltar, and United States in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph Cammarata, Erik Cohen, David Punturieri, AlphaPlus Portfolio Recovery Corp., and Alpha Plus Recovery LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Sunset Harbour South Condominium Association Inc. v. Dennis Klemming et al: Emergency Motion for Injunction

Emergency Motion for "an Injunction against Defendants ordering that they immediately cease and desist from using threatening and/or offensive language, and assaulting residents, management or others on Association property" in Sunset Harbour South Condominium Association Inc. v. Dennis Klemming, a citizen of Sweden, and Ivonne Klemming at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Louisiana Sheriffs Pension & Relief Fund et al v. Luckin Coffee Inc.: Motion to Approve $175M Settlement

Motion to Approve Class Action Settlement in Louisiana Sheriffs Pension & Relief Fund et al v. Luckin Coffee Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in China; Charles Zhengyao Lu, Jenny Zhiya Qian, Jian Liu, Reinout Hendrik Schakel, Hui Li, Erhai Liu, Jinyi Guo, Sean Shao, Thomas P. Meier, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Haitong International Securities Company Limited, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and Needham & Company, LLP

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.

SEC v. Gerald Fauth: Subpoena Compliance Application

Case Cover Sheet and Docket regarding an Application for and Order to Show Cause and for an Order Requiring Compliance with Administrative Subpoena in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gerald Fauth, of Alexandria, Virginia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: In May 2020, New York-based non-profit investigative news service ProPublica reported that Fauth and his brother-in-law, U. S. Senator Richard Burr, had both sold a “significant portion” of their holdings in several publicly-traded companies last February just before the stock market crashed as a result of COVID-19 and that Burr was “under federal investigation over whether he traded on non-public information gathered through his work in the Senate”. Today’s “Show Cause” application was filed under seal and, therefore, OffshoreAlert does not know whether it is connected to the investigation described by ProPublica.

Oksana Hryn et al v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd. et al: Voluntary Dismissal

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in Oksana Hryn, Yelyzaveta Lata, a.k.a. Elizaveta Lata; Ihor Ushenko, Volodymyr Hren, Astor Asset Management Ltd., Astor Asset Management 1 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 2 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 3 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 4 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 5 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 6 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 7 Ltd., America 2030 Capital Limited, America 2030 Capital 1 Limited, America 2030 Capital 2 Limited, America 2030 Capital 3 Limited, America 2030 Capital 4 Limited, America 2030 Capital 5 Limited, Astor Capital Fund Ltd., Bentley Rothschild Capital Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 1 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 2 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 3 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 4 Limited, Blackrock Capital LLC, SAL Oppenheim Ltd., Bear Stearns Companies, Bentley Bronfman Capital Ltd., Dreyfus Corporation, Lincoln Capital Ltd., Newburgh Capital Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 1 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 2 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 3 Ltd., State Street Global Advisors Ltd., Union Pacific Capital Ltd., AC Capital Limited, BSC Capital Ltd., Cornelius Vanderbilt Capital Management Ltd., and Aurelius Capital Management Ltd. v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd., Christos Livadas, a.k.a. Chris Livas; Hong ‘Rainbow’ Yang, Chris Papaioannou, a.k.a. Christos Papaioannou; Courtney Filipenko, Rahul Kirpalani, Selby Brice, Jose Marmolejo, Jamaal Stubbs, Weiser Global Asset Management, and Weiser Asset Management at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oksana Hryn et al v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd. et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order by entities in Alaska, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles and Ukraine alleging a $450 million fraud by entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, and Hong Kong in Oksana Hryn, Yelyzaveta Lata, a.k.a. Elizaveta Lata; Ihor Ushenko, Volodymyr Hren, Astor Asset Management Ltd., Astor Asset Management 1 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 2 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 3 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 4 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 5 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 6 Ltd., Astor Asset Management 7 Ltd., America 2030 Capital Limited, America 2030 Capital 1 Limited, America 2030 Capital 2 Limited, America 2030 Capital 3 Limited, America 2030 Capital 4 Limited, America 2030 Capital 5 Limited, Astor Capital Fund Ltd., Bentley Rothschild Capital Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 1 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 2 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 3 Limited, Bentley Rothschild Capital 4 Limited, Blackrock Capital LLC, SAL Oppenheim Ltd., Bear Stearns Companies, Bentley Bronfman Capital Ltd., Dreyfus Corporation, Lincoln Capital Ltd., Newburgh Capital Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 1 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 2 Ltd., Sovereign Liquidity Fund 3 Ltd., State Street Global Advisors Ltd., Union Pacific Capital Ltd., AC Capital Limited, BSC Capital Ltd., Cornelius Vanderbilt Capital Management Ltd., and Aurelius Capital Management Ltd. v. Weiser Global Capital Markets Ltd., Christos Livadas, a.k.a. Chris Livas; Hong ‘Rainbow’ Yang, Chris Papaioannou, a.k.a. Christos Papaioannou; Courtney Filipenko, Rahul Kirpalani, Selby Brice, Jose Marmolejo, Jamaal Stubbs, Weiser Global Asset Management, and Weiser Asset Management at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Heng Ren Silk Road Investments LLC et al v. Joseph Chen et al: $300M Settlement Agreement

Stipulation to $300 million Settlement in a dispute involving a Cayman Islands company described as the "Facebook of China" in Heng Ren Silk Road Investments LLC, of Massachusetts; Oasis Investments II Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Jodi Arama, derivatively on behalf of nominal defendant Renren Inc., of the Cayman Islands v. Joseph Chen, David K. Chao, DCM III, L.P., DCM III-A, L.P., DCM Affiliates Fund III, L.P., DCM Investment Management III, LLC, Duff & Phelps, LLC, Oak Pacific Investment, Social Finance, Inc., SoftBank Group Capital Limited, SoftBank Group Corp., SB Pan Pacific Corporation, Renren SF Holdings, Inc., and Renren Lianhe Holdings at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Mark Gyetvay: USA’s Motion for Conditions of Release

Motion to Set Conditions of Release in USA v. Mark Gyetvay, a citizen of Italy, Russia, and the United States charged with "a decade-long tax evasion scheme that involved his failure to report over $40 million of income to the IRS", at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.