COVID-19

Italy: Paxful Inc.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Paxful Inc., described as a cruptocurrency exchange - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - for a criminal investigation into unknown persons for "illegally offering the sale of vials of counterfeit Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine".

Radical Investments Ltd. v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint alleging a $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; Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, and RDS Cargo Group DWC LLC, described as a Polish company based in the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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Barbados Gov’t ‘agent’ lost $6.7M in ‘COVID-19 vaccine fraud’

A Caribbean firm operated by Barbadian developer Mark Maloney that says it was hired by the Barbados Government to procure one million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for the country's population claims to have been swindled out of $6.7 million. It's not clear from a complaint filed at federal court in the U.S. last week whether the amount originated from the Government or the company, Rational Investments Ltd.

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

Complaint alleging a $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; Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, and RDS Cargo Group DWC LLC, described as a Polish company based in the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bagir Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Ilan Shavit-Stricks, as the Foreign Representative of Bagir Group Limited, described as am Israeli apparent company that "had interests in five companies in foreign countries - Egypt, Ethiopia, the United States, England and the British Virgin Islands as well as a representative regional office in Vietnam" and whose shares are listed "on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Beazley Underwriting Ltd. v. Fitness International LLC: Complaint

Complaint "for a determination concerning whether Fitness International is entitled to business income coverage and/or coverage for property damage for its claimed COVID-19 losses and/or the extent to which payment may be owed" in Beazley Underwriting Ltd., of England v. Fitness International LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Remcoda LLC v. Ridge Hill Trading (Pty) Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a $4.6 million fraud involving Personal Protection Equipment to protect against COVID-19 in Remcoda LLC v. Ridge Hill Trading (Pty) Ltd., of Melbourne, Australia; Ataraxia Capital Partners Pty Ltd., of Sri Lanka; De Raj Group AG, of Germany; Petrichor Capital SDN BHD, of Malaysia; Petrichor Capital Trading Limited, of the United Kingdom; Vaidyanathan Mulandram Nateshan, described as a resident of India; Gayathri Vaidyanathan, described as a resident of India; Menusha Gunawardhana, described as a resident of Sri Lanka, and Vincent Fletcher, described as a resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yatsen Group of Companies Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Alan Hutchens, of Alvarez & Marsal Canada Inc., as the Foreign Representative of Yatsen Group of Companies Inc., HEAP Japanese Food Inc., KB Wisconsin Food Inc., MT Security Square Food Inc., SAR Buckland Food Inc., SAR Coastland Food Inc., SAR Dulles Expo Center Inc., SAR Coventry Food Inc., SAR Dulles Expo Center Inc., SAR First Colony Food Inc., SAR Glenbrook Food Inc., SAR Greenbrier Food Inc., SAR Laurel Food Inc., SAR Lloyd Food Inc., SAR Oglethorpe Food Inc., SAR Orange Park Food Inc., SAR Oviedo Food Inc., SAR Park Place Food Inc., SAR Plymouth Food Inc., SAR Ramsey Food Inc., SAR Real Estate Inc., SAR Santa Rosa Food Inc., SAR Security Square Food Inc., SAR St. Charles Food Inc., SAR Stafford Food Inc., SAR Superstition Springs Food Inc., SAR Tanforan Food Inc., SAR Valley Plaza Food Inc., SAR Westgate Massachusetts Food Inc., SAR Willowbrook Food Inc., SJ Arsenal Inc., SJ Boynton Inc., SJ Fox Run Inc., SJ Lenox Food Inc., SJ Macon Food Inc., SJ Rosspark Food Inc., SJ Savannah Food Inc., SJ South Hills Food Inc., and SJ Yorktown Food Inc., described as being part of a group that operates "Japanese quick service" restaurants, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Despina Kosta v. Tony Robbins et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging that motivational speaker Tony Robbins "falsely claimed" that he "saved an employee's life" while she "lay comatose ventilated in a hospital" after she "became ill with Covid-19" in Despina Kosta v. Robbins Research International, Anthony J. 'Tony' Robbins, and Bonnie P. 'Sage' Robbins at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Swissport Fuelling Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (November 2020)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Chris Mallon, as the Foreign Representative of Swissport Fuelling Ltd., described as "the world's leading independent provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Selecta Finance UK Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Andreas Schneiter, as the Foreign Representative of Selecta Finance UK Limited, of England, and Selecta Group B.V., of the Netherlands, described as being part of a group that "is the leading route-based, unattended, self-service coffee and convenience food provider in Europe by revenue", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

New Look Financing Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Richard Collyer, as the Foreign Representative of New Look Financing Plc, of Weymouth, Dorset, England, which is owned by New Look Bonds Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and is part of a group that "operates a British fashion retail business", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd. et al: COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case Judgment

Approved Judgment regarding "a test case to determine issues of principle in relation to policy coverage under various specimen wordings underwritten by the defendants in respect of claims by policyholders to be indemnified for business interruption losses arising in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice of and restrictions imposed by the UK Government in consequence" in The Financial Conduct Authority, in the United Kingdom v. Arch Insurance (UK) Limited, Argenta Syndicate Management Limited, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc, Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, QBE Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc, Zurich Insurance Plc, Hospitality Insurance Group Action, and Hiscox Action Group at the High Court of Justice, in London.

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Groupe Dynamite Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Andrew Lutfy, as the Foreign Representative of Groupe Dynamite Inc., GRG USA LLC, and GRG USA Holdings Inc., described as "a fashion retailer specializing in women's apparel and accessories that is sold online and in stores around the world", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Purple Surgical UK Ltd. v. Win Billion Investment Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a $27 million fraud regarding an "agreement" to purchase "5,000,000 face masks" in Purple Surgical UK Limited, of Hertfordshire, England v. Win Billion Investment Group Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong, and Ric Yun Fai Wu, described as a resident of Hong Kong, at the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of San Francisco.

HEMA UK I Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Joost Johannes Hendrikus De Beijer, as the Foreign Representative of HEMA UK I Limited, described as being part of a group that "is one of the largest and oldest retailers in the Netherlands", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Minera Tres Valles SpA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Chile by José Felizardo Figueroa Barrueco, as the Foreign Representative of Minera Tres Valles S.p.A., described as "a fully permitted and operating mining complex", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grupo Famsa SAB de CV: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Mexico by Paloma Elizabeth Arellano Bujanda, as the Foreign Representative of Grupo Famsa S.A.B. de C.V., described as a Mexican company that "offers furniture, electronics, household appliances, clothing, and other durable consumer goods through approximately 430 retail stores, including approximately 22 stores located in the United States", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Matalan Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Stephen Hill, as the Foreign Representative of Matalan Finance Plc, described as being part of a group that is "a £1.1 billion revenue value fashion and home omni-channel retailer", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Grupo Aeroméxico SAB de CV et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Grupo Aeroméxico SAB de CV, Aerovías de México SA de CV, Aerolitoral SA de CV, and Aerovías Empresa de Cargo SA de CV, "collectively known as Mexico's 'global airline'", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

AllSaints USA Ltd: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Richard Dixon Fleming, of Alvarez & Marsal Europe, as the Foreign Representative of All Saints USA Ltd., described as a fashion retailer that is part of a group that comprises "26 legal entities in over 27 countries" and ultimately owned by entities in Britain and the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Gelt Trading Ltd. v. Co-Diagnostics Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud involving COVID-19 tests in Gelt Trading Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Co-Diagnostics Inc., of Utah; Dwight Egan, James Nelson, Eugene Durenard, Edward Murphy, Richard Serbin, Reed Bensen, and Brent Satterfield at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Pyxus International Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 petition by Pyxus International Inc., Alliance One International, LLC, Alliance One North America, LLC, Alliance One Specialty Products, LLC, and GSP Properties, LLC, whose "principal business is the production and international sale of tobacco", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ireland by Søren Martin Overgaard, of Denmark, as the Foreign Representative of Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, described as "the world's largest regional aircraft lessor and fifth largest commercial aircraft lessor on the basis of number of aircraft ... with offices in Denmark, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Swissport Fuelling Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (June 2020)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Chris Mallon, as the Foreign Representative of Swissport Fuelling Ltd., described as "the world's leading independent provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry based on revenue and number of airports served", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

N888JK Ltd. v. Equiom (Isle of Man) Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in N888JK Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited, of the Isle of Man, as Trustee of ANAP Aircraft Ownership Trust, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Peuco Finance Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in the matter of Peuco Finance Limited, which is owned by LATAM Airlines Group SA, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by LATAM Airlines Group S.A., Lan Cargo S.A., Transporte Aéreo S.A., Inversiones Lan S.A., Lan Pax Group S.A., Fast Air Almacenes de Carga S.A., LATAM Travel Chile II S.A., Technical Training LATAM S.A., Lan Cargo Inversiones S.A., Holdco Colombia I SpA, Holdco Colombia II SpA, Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia S.A., Aerovías de Integración Regional S.A., Holdco Ecuador S.A., LATAM Finance Ltd., Peuco Finance Ltd., LATAM Airlines Perú, Inversiones Aéreas S.A., Mas Investment Ltd., Lan Cargo Overseas Ltd., LATAM Airlines Ecuador S.A., Professional Airline Cargo Services, LLC, Cargo Handling Airport Services, LLC, Connecta Corporation, Prime Airport Services Inc., Maintenance Service Experts, LLC, Lan Cargo Repair Station LLC, Professional Airline Maintenance Services LLC, and Professional Airlines Services Inc., collectively described as "Latin America's leading airline group, with a history extending back ninety years, and boasting one of the largest route networks in the world", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Hertz Corporation et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by The Hertz Corporation, The Hertz Corporation, CMGC Canada Acquisition ULC, Dollar Rent A Car, Inc., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Canada Inc., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., Donlen Corporation, Donlen Fleet Leasing Ltd., Donlen FSHCO Company, Donlen Mobility Solutions, Inc., DTG Canada Corp., DTG Operations, Inc., DTG Supply, LLC, Firefly Rent A Car LLC, Hertz Aircraft, LLC, Hertz Canada Limited, Hertz Car Sales LLC, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., Hertz Global Services Corporation, Hertz Local Edition Corp., Hertz Local Edition Transporting, Inc., Hertz System, Inc., Hertz Technologies, Inc., Hertz Transporting, Inc., Rental Car Group Company, LLC, Rental Car Intermediate Holdings, LLC, Smartz Vehicle Rental Corporation, Thrifty Car Sales, Inc., Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, LLC, Thrifty, LLC, and TRAC Asia Pacific, Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

ADCADA Investments AG PCC: Investor Warning

Investor Warning by the Austrian Financial Market Authority that ADCADA Investments AG PCC, of Liechtenstein, "is failing to comply with its obligations". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Liechtenstein Commercial Register, the directors of ADCADA Investments AG PCC are identified as Lukas Jakob Wössner, Florian Scheiber, who is also President, and Benjamin Franklin Kühn, Chairman. On its website at https://adcada.healthcare/, ADCADA group claims to have "set up a production facility for mouth-nose protection mask" in Germany, where "12 million respiratory masks and other protective equipment are manufactured here every month".

SEC v. Turbo Global Partners Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging COVID-19-related securities fraud via false statements concerning BeMotion Inc., described as a "technology company" with offices in Toronto, Canada, and Amman, Jordan, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Turbo Global Partners Inc., of Nevada, and Robert W. Singerman, of Tampa, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Avianca Holdings SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Avianca Holdings SA, Aero Transporte de Carga Unión, S.A. de C.V., Aeroinversiones de Honduras, S.A., Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Avianca Airlease Holdings One Ltd., America Central (Canada) Corp., America Central Corp., AV International Holdco S.A., AV International Holdings S.A., AV International Investments S.A., AV International Ventures S.A., AV Investments One Colombia S.A.S., AV Investments Two Colombia S.A.S., AV Taca International Holdco S.A., Avianca Costa Rica S.A., Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Leasing, LLC, Avianca, Inc., Avianca-Ecuador S.A., Aviaservicios, S.A., Aviateca, S.A., Avifreight Holding Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., C.R. Int'l Enterprises, Inc., Grupo Taca Holdings Limited, International Trade Marks Agency Inc., Inversiones del Caribe, S.A., Isleña de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V., Latin Airways Corp., Latin Logistics, LLC, Nicaraguense de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima (Nica, S.A.), Regional Express Américas S.A.S., Ronair N.V., Servicio Terrestre, Aereo y Rampa S.A., Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados SAI S.A.S., Taca de Honduras, S.A. de C.V., Taca de México, S.A., Taca International Airlines S.A., Taca S.A., Tampa Cargo S.A.S., Technical and Training Services, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the second-largest airline group in Latin America", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Life-Work Potential Ltd. et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging the introduction of "misbranded/adulterated medical devices" into the USA, specifically vials of water branded as "Test Kits" for COVID-19, in USA v. Life-Work Potential Ltd., of England, and Jane Thurnell-Read, of Devon, England, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Natalia Grabovsky v. EF Institute For Cultural Exchange Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint on behalf of people seeking refunds for overseas educational tours that were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Natalia Grabovsky v. EF Institute For Cultural Exchange Inc., of California, and EF Education First International AG, a.k.a. EF Education First International Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Cajun Conti LLC et al v. Lloyd’s Underwriters et al: Petition

Petition for Declaratory Judgment regarding whether business interruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is covered under an "all risk" insurance policy in Cajun Conti LLC, Cajun Cuisine 1 LLC, and Cajun Cuisine LLC, d.b.a. Oceana Grill v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London, in England; John B. Edwards, in his capacity as the Governor of the State of Louisiana, and The State of Louisiana at the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana.