Liberia

Gard Marine & Energy Ltd. v. Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry: Discovery Application

Application by Gard Marine & Energy Limited, of Norway, to take discovery from Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, a.k.a. LISCR LLC, "for use in ongoing Norwegian court proceedings brought by Champion Shipping AS against Gard to recover damages arising from an engine breakdown aboard M/T CHAMPION EXPRESS on or about August 14, 2018", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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.

Scanty Investment Company et al v. Lo Chi Keung Terry: Claim Form

Claim Form in Scanty Investment Company, of Liberia, and Good Regal Development Limited, of Hong Kong v. Lo Chi Keung Terry, Chan Chun Chung Wyman, Tso Wing Chun Bingo, Brilliant Functions Limited, Rickthorn Limited, First Prime Limited, Ace International (B.V.I.) Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Seadrill Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 petitions by companies in Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, specifically Seadrill Limited, Seadrill Limited, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 2 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 3 Limited, Eastern Drilling AS, North Atlantic Alpha Ltd., North Atlantic Elara Ltd., North Atlantic Epsilon Ltd., North Atlantic Linus Charterer Ltd., North Atlantic Navigator Ltd., North Atlantic Phoenix Ltd., North Atlantic Venture Ltd., Scorpion Courageous Ltd., Scorpion Deepwater B.V., Scorpion Deepwater Ltd., Scorpion Drilling Ltd., Scorpion Freedom Ltd., Scorpion International Ltd., Scorpion Nederlandse B.V., Scorpion Offshore Inc., Scorpion Resolute Ltd., Scorpion Rigs Ltd., Scorpion Servicos Offshore Ltda, Scorpion USA Expats, Inc., Scorpion Vigilant Ltd., SDS Drilling Ltd., Sea Dragon de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Abu Dhabi Operations Limited, Seadrill Americas, Inc., Seadrill Angola LDA, Seadrill Ariel Ltd., Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd., Seadrill Brunei Ltd., Seadrill Callisto Ltd., Seadrill Carina Ltd., Seadrill Castor Ltd., Seadrill Castor Pte Ltd., Seadrill Common Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Cressida Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Units Pte Ltd., Seadrill Dione Ltd., Seadrill Eclipse Ltd., Seadrill Eminence Ltd., Seadrill Equatorial Guinea Ltd., Seadrill Europe Management AS, Seadrill Far East Limited, Seadrill Freedom Ltd., Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd., Seadrill Gemini Ltd., Seadrill Global Services Ltd., Seadrill Gulf Operations Neptune LLC, Seadrill Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd., Seadrill Hyperion Ltd., Seadrill Indonesia Ltd., Seadrill Insurance Ltd., Seadrill International Resourcing DMCC, Seadrill Investment Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Jack Up Holding Ltd., Seadrill Jack Up I B.V., Seadrill Jack Up II B.V., Seadrill Jack-Ups Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Jupiter Ltd., Seadrill Labuan Ltd., Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Management AME Ltd., Seadrill Management Ltd., Seadrill Mimas Ltd., Seadrill Mira Hungary Kft., Seadrill Mira Ltd., Seadrill Neptune Hungary Kft., Seadrill Newfoundland Operations Ltd., Seadrill Nigeria Operations Limited, Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limited, Seadrill North Sea Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Norway Crew AS, Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd., Seadrill Offshore AS, Seadrill Offshore Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Seadrill Offshore Nigeria Limited, Seadrill Operations de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Orion Ltd., Seadrill Pegasus (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Prospero Ltd., Seadrill Proteus Ltd., Seadrill Rhea Ltd., Seadrill Rig Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Saturn Ltd., Seadrill Saudi I B.V., Seadrill Saudi II B.V., Seadrill Servicos de Petroleos Ltda., Seadrill Sevan Holdings Limited, Seadrill Telesto Ltd., Seadrill Tellus Ltd., Seadrill Tethys Ltd., Seadrill Titan Ltd., Seadrill Titania Sarl, Seadrill Treasury UK Limited, Seadrill Triton Ltd., Seadrill Tucana Ltd., Seadrill UK Ltd., Seadrill UK Operations Ltd., Seadrill UK Support Services Ltd., Seadrill Umbriel Ltd., Sevan Brasil Ltd., Sevan Developer Ltd., Sevan Driller Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited, Sevan Drilling North America LLC, Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig II AS, Sevan Drilling Rig II Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig IX Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig V Pte Ltd., Sevan Louisiana Hungary Kft., and Sevan Marine Servicos de Perfuracao Ltda at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V E.R. Tianping: Discovery Application

Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., of Israel, to take discovery from representatives of M/V E.R. Tianping, described as "a Liberian-flagged containership", for use in legal proceedings in Israel, London, and New York, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Pacific Drilling LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Pacific Drilling LLC, Pacific Drilling Operations Inc., Pacific Drilling Inc., and Pacific Drilling Company Limited, all of Houston, Texas; Pacific Drilling SA, Pacific Drilling Finance S.À.R.L., Pacific Sharav S.À.R.L., and Pacific Drillship S.À.R.L., all of Luxembourg; Pacific Drilling Limited, Pacific Scirocco Ltd., Pacific Mistral Ltd., and Pacific Bora Ltd., all of Liberia; Pacific Drilling Operations Limited, Pacific Drilling V Limited, Pacific Drilling VII Limited, Pacific Drillship Nigeria Limited, and Pacific Santa Ana Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Pacific Sharav Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság, of Hungary, and Pacific Drilling Holding (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., described as a Liberia-domiciled company based in Miami whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Richard Fain, Jason Liberty, and Michael Bayley at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Speedcast Cyprus Ltd. v. M/V Contship Air et al: Complaint

Complaint in Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus v. M/V Contship Air, of Liberia, formerly M/V Vega Luna; Verona Shiptrading Inc., of Liberia, and Contships Management Inc., of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

FS Algarrobo Ltd. et al v. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in FS Algarrobo Limited, FS Andes Limited, FS Andino Limited, FS Africa Limited, and FS Austral Limited, all of Liberia v. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., of Cyprus, as Defendant, and Bacardi Corporation, E D and F Man Liquid Products LLC, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, Freepoint Commodities LLC, Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Linblad Expeditions, LLC, Marathon Petroleum Supply LLC, Navig8 Product Tankers LLC, Novum Energy Trading Inc., NYK Line (North America) Inc., Shell Trading Services Company, Wilhelmsen Ship Management (USA) Inc., Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Inc., Trafigura Trading LLC, UPT United Product Tankers (Americas) LLC, and Valero Marketing and Supply Company, as Garnishees, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Benjamin Steinmetz v. Vale SA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Benjamin Steinmetz, of Israel, described as an "adviser" to BSG Resources Limited, "a Guernsey-based international mining and natural resources company", to take discovery from Vale SA, described as a Brazil company that is "one of the largest mining companies in the world"; Vale Americas Inc., Rio Tinto Plc, and Rio Tinto Limited for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Vale S.A., of Brazil; Vale Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and Vale International S.A., of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Petroleum Tanker Nautic: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the unlawful use of the U.S. financial system to support and finance Iran's transport and sale of oil products to benefit sanctioned Iranian entities" in USA v. $12,3 million fo funds "associated with petroleum tanker Nautic", a.k.a. Gulf Sky, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.

Vale SA et al v. HFZ Capital Group LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Vale SA, of Brazil; Vale Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, and Vale International SA, of Switzerland, to take discovery from HFZ Capital Group LLC, Ziel Feldman, Helene Feldman, Nir Meir, John Shannon, the Feldman Family 2007 Trust, Kenneth Henderson, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Chatsworth Realty 340 LLC, HFZ 344 West 72nd Street Owner LLC, Chatsworth Realty Corp., 215 Chrystie LLC, HFZ 40 Broad Street LLC, HFZ Highline Property Owner LLC, HFZ Highline Retail Owner LLC, HFZ Highline LLC, HFZ 501 West LLC, 20 West 40 Bryant Park Owner LLC, HFZ Bryant Park Owner LLC, Tarpley Belnord Corp., Perfectus Real Estate Corp., HFZ 235 West 75th Street Owner LLC, HFZ 301 West 53rd Street Owner LLC, HFZ 88 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ 90 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Owner LLC, HFZ West 30th Street Partners LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Mezzanine LLC, 76 Eleventh Avenue Property Owner LLC, Fine Arts NY LLC, RFR Holding LLC, Aby Rosen, R&S Chrysler LLC and RFR Realty LLC for use in legal proceedings in England against Benjamin (Beny) Steinmetz, Dag Lars Cramer, Marcus Struik, Asher Avidan, Joseph Tchelet, David Clark, the Balda Foundation, of Liechtenstein, and Nysco Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands, alleging the fraudulent inducement of $1.2 billion for "a scheme to illegally gain valuable mining rights through bribery of government officials in the Republic of Guinea", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Credit Suisse AG v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc.: Complaint

Complaint in Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc., of Panama, described as the owner of the Liberia-flagged M/V Sam Eagle, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Helena Chartering Inc. v. The Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Application by Helena Chartering Inc., of the Bahamas, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a.k.a. Deutsche Bank USA; Wells Fargo Bank NA, and Citibank NA for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Greece against Liberia-domiciled Cronus Maritime Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

WJ Holding Ltd. et al v. Shireen Maritime Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in WJ Holding Limited and Stubrick Limited, both of Cyprus and both owned by Yuri Drukker v. Shireen Maritime Ltd., of Liberia; Mazlin Trading Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; AMM Consulting and Management Group LLC, of Florida, and Alexander Spiegel, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd. et al v. Jersey Attorney General et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding a criminal investigation in Norway into tax evasion by Berge Gerdt Larsen involving entities in Abu Dhabi, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Jersey, Liberia, Panama, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis in Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; North East Oil Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Larsen Oil and Gas Drilling Ltd., of Jersey; Network Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Independent Oilfield Rentals IOR Ltd., of Jersey; Petrolia Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; OPS Personnel Services Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, et al v. The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes, The Attorney General for Jersey, in the Channel Islands, et al at the Privy Council, in the United Kingdom.

BSG Resources Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by William Callewaert and Malcolm Cohen, as the Foreign Representatives of BSG Resources Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. et al v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Defense & Counterclaim

Defense and Counterclaim of Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel James Hall in Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, as Claimants, v. Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, Tuscany Maritime SA, and Novoship (UK) Ltd., as Defendants, and Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. and Daniel James Hall, as Third Parties, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. et al v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Amended Claim Form

Amended Claim Form in Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, both of Panama v. Cally Shipholdings Inc., of Liberia; Vital Shipping Corporation, of Liberia; Dainford Navigation Inc., of Liberia; Tamara Shipholdings SA, of Liberia; Tuscany Maritime SA, of Liberia; and Novoship (UK) Ltd., of England, and Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, Tuscany Maritime SA, and Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. and Daniel James Hall, both of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales

BSR Fund SA et al v. Patrick Cunningham et al: Complaint

Complaint in BSR Fund SA, of the Marshall Islands; United Capital Trust Inc., of Liberia; Volterra Investment Inc., of the Marshall Islands; B Angel Investment Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Galactica FX Trading Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Victor Restis, of Greece, and Bella Resti, of Greece v. Diwakar Jagannath, Ikon Global Holding Company LLC, Ikon Global Markets Inc., Ftechnics Inc., Ikon Europe Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Finance Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Atlantic Ltd., of Bermuda; Ioannis Litinas, of Greece; George Daskaleas, of Greece; Maria Kitromilidou, of Cyprus; and Patrick Cunningham alleging fraud regarding Gstar FX Inc., of Belize, and PK Investments Equity Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

HiTs Africa Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Claire Loebell and Keiran Hutchison, as the Foreign Representatives of HiTs Africa Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Erica Settlement v. AFS Trustee Ltd. et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Wilton Trustees (IOM) Limited and Fiduciana Verwaltungstalt, as Trustees of The Erica Settlement, v. AFS Trustee Limited, AFS Directors Limited, Applegate FS SA, George Alan Evans, Davide Romano, Jean-Noel Pasquier, FiHAG Finanz-und Handels-Aktiengesellschaft, Markus Jooste, Formal Holdings Limited, Malcolm King, Wellcourt Investments Group SA, Dean Invest & Finance Inc., Shannon Properties Limited, Tregenna Investment Incorporation, Bailor Invest & Finance Corp., Frankland Assets Inc., Lena Holdings Corp., Freeland Investment Corporation, Dorset Investment Corporation, Gemona Investment Corporation, Lexington Investment Corporation, Maryland Investment Corporation, Myron Investment Corporation, Napier Investment Corporation, Nyra Investment Corporation, Primrose Investment Corporation, and Wellside Investment Corporation at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Martin Kenney et al: Order Dismissing Arrest Warrants

Order dismissing arrest warrants against Martin Kenney and Garrett Kelleher in  The Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Garrett Kelleher seeks to sue Deloitte & law firms over litigation funding liabilities

Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher intends to sue Deloitte Ireland, four of its principals, and Deloitte Malta over "advice" concerning his $2.85 million investment in a Cayman Islands claim that led to an arrest warrant and estimated $12 million liability against him in the U.S. He is also exploring suing law firms in the U.S., U.K., and Cayman, including Walkers.

Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co.: Garrett Kelleher’s Motion to Sue Deloitte Ireland et al

Motion by Garrett Kelleher to join and initiate a third party action against Deloitte Ireland, Deloitte Malta, Ronan McGivern, Kevin O'Heir, John Comerford, and Padraig Cronin, reopen the record to offer evidence regarding his contempt of court, and to conduct an evidentiary hearing to assess his damages and allocate the relative culpability of all contemnors in The Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

FTechnics, Inc. v. Victor Restis et al: Complaint

Notice of Removal, plus copy of complaint, in FTechnics, Inc., IKON Global Markets, Inc., IKON Global Holdings Company, LLC, and Engin Yikilmazoglu v. Victor Restis, Victor Restis, Bella Resti, Ioannis Litinas, George Daskaleas, Patrick Cunningham, Diwakar Jagannath, United Capital Trusts, Inc., Volterra Investments, Inc., B. Angel Investment Corp., Galactica FX Trading Corp., and BSR Fund, SA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

US prosecutor to seek indictments against asset recovery attorney and litigation funder

After both defendants failed to show up for a hearing two weeks ago on why they should not be held in criminal contempt, the U. S. Department of Justice intends to seek criminal indictments against an asset recovery attorney in the BVI and a litigation funder in Ireland. It would elevate the alleged offense from a misdemeanor to a felony and would seemingly increase the risk of extradition proceedings being initiated, although one defendant said he was confident no extradition attempt would be made and would fail if it was.

USA v. Martin Kenney et al: Arrest Warrants Order

Order for the issuance of arrest warrants to face criminal contempt charge in USA v. Martin Kenney and Garrett Kelleher at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Philadelphia.
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