Insurance

Endurance Services Ltd. et al v. Westfield Insurance Company et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises from Westfield’s mass hiring (colloquially known as a "lift-out") of a group of employees from Sompo International to join Westfield’s new specialty insurance arm, Westfield Specialty, in direct competition with their former employer" in Endurance Services Limited, of Delaware, and Sompo International Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda v. Westfield Insurance Company and Westfield Specialty Inc., both of Ohio, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Best Meridian Insurance Company et al v. Lake Cecile Resort Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Best Meridian Insurance Company and Best Meridian International Insurance Company SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Lake Cecile Resort Inc., CCH FL 2 LLC, Citrus Capital Holdings LLC, Florida Department of Revenue, Keys Funding LLC – 1019, Keys Tax Funding LLC – 19, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Osceola County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida; Bruce Vickers, Osceola County Tax Collector, Premier Elevator Company Inc., Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., TLGFY, LLC, J.T. Shaw, Inc., and Tohopekaliga Water Authority at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

AmTrust North America Inc. v. Signify Insurance Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract in AmTrust North America Inc., on behalf of Technology Insurance Company Inc. and Security National Insurance Company v. Employers HR LLC, described as a Florida company based in New York, and Signify Insurance Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Allianz Life Bermuda Ltd.: $1.7M Fine

Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority announcing that it has imposed "civil penalties" totaling $1.7 million on Allianz Life Bermuda Limited for regulatory breaches, including the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2008, and that the company has agreed to go into liquidation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on the Allianz Group's website, the address for Allianz Life Bermuda Limited is given as "105, Allianz SNA Bldg 56, Jisr el Bacha Hazmieh Beirut, Lebanon P.O.Box: 16-6516".

Taysun Corporate Services Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked "the Management License and the Approval to act as Captive Insurance Agent" of Taysun Corporate Services Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Mauritius Corporate and Business Registration Department showed that Taysun Corporate Services Ltd. was incorporated in Mauritius on February 11th, 2010, its sole director is Sundara Rajen Sooben and its sole shareholder is Álvaro de Oliveira Madaleno Sobrinho, of Angola.

Nicholas Cruz: Regulatory Settlement Agreement

News Release by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announcing it has entered into a "Regulatory Settlement Agreement" with Nicholas Cruz, who was a non-executive director of Enterprise Insurance Company Plc. "The GFSC has not made any adverse findings in relation to Mr Cruz's integrity," stated the regulator.

Nicholas Cruz & Gibraltar FSC: Joint Statement on Defamation Claim

Joint Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and Nicholas Cruz regarding a defamation claim by Cruz against the GFSC regarding the regulator's news release on October 26th, 2016 regarding Enterprise Insurance Company Plc, of which Cruz was a non-executive director.

Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund v. James River Group Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding "a new type of insurance policy that covered Rasier LLC, a subsidiary of the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc" in Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Fort Worth, d.b.a. Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund v. James River Group Holdings Ltd., described as "a Bermuda-based holding company that owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies"; Robert P. Myron, J. Adam Abram, Frank N. D'Orazio, and Sarah C. Doran at the at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises out of a massive fraudulent scheme devised by Defendant Greg E. Lindberg and co-conspirators" and allegedly involved companies in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Malta, and the USA in Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc., Eli Global LLC, Greg E. Lindberg, UBS Financial Services Inc., Treatment Resources of Margate Inc., Alpine Capital LLC, Itech Funding LLC, Standard Financial Limited, of Malta; Academy Financial Assets LLC, Atlas Financial Investments LLC, Capital Asset Management I LLC, Global Insurance Capital LLC, Standard Advisory Services Ltd., of Malta; Triton Financial Limited, of Ireland; Hutchison Law Group PLLC, Satori Waters LLC, CSI Interco LLC, Forsyth LLC, Kite Asset Management Inc., Carnation Three LLC, Flowery Branch LLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding LLC, Verdesian Life Sciences LLC, Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, Credit Suisse AG Cayman Islands Branch, AGH Parent LLC, Daisy Seven LLC, Dahlia Ten LLC, Tybee Island Asset Management Inc., Augusta Asset Management Inc., Pershing LLC, Macon LLC, Parallel Capital Assets LLC, Capital Asset Management II LLC, Standard Investment Capital Ltd., of Malta; New England Capital LLC, Global Bankers Insurance Group LLC, RevolverCap Partners Fund LP, Capital Assets Management III LLC, BLH Capital LLC, Netherlands Insurance Holdings Inc., Iron City Asset Management Inc., Hampton Asset Management Inc., Jackson Asset Management Inc., Chris Herwig, Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Begonia Eight LLC, CBI Group LLC, CBIG Capital LLC, and CBIG Holdings Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Insigneo Financial Group v. Premier Assurance Group SPC et al: Complaint

Complaint by "a disinterested stakeholder" that "seeks the Court's assistance in resolving ownership rights of rival claimants to the same assets", specifically $29 million, in Insigneo Financial Group LLC, of Florida v. Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Premier Assurance Group LLC, of Florida, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Aon Plc et al: Antitrust Complaint

Antitrust Complaint alleging "Aon's proposed acquisition of WTW would combine two of the three largest insurance brokers in the world. It would eliminate substantial head-to-head competition and likely lead to higher prices and less innovation, harming American businesses and their customers, employees, and retirees" in USA v. Aon Plc and Willis Towers Watson Plc, both described as Irish companies based in England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Swiss Life: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding $35 million associated with alleged tax evasion activity by "Swiss Life Holding AG, a Swiss insurance holding company, and three of its subsidiaries, Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and Swiss Life (Luxembourg) S.A." in USA v. $35 Million at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Priosma Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Bermuda Monetary Authority that it has cancelled the insurance broker registration of Priosma Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Directors Register maintained by the Government of Bermuda, the directors of Priosma Ltd. are identified as Graham McKean, of Kent, England, and Mark D. Terrey, of Bermuda.

Best Re (L) Ltd.: Winding Up Notice

Public Notice by the Labuan Financial Services Authority that a court in Malaysia has ordered the winding up of Best Re (L) Limited.

PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. v. Erie Properties LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint in John Johnston and Rachelle Frisby, as Joint Provisional Liquidators of PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., of Bermuda v. Erie Properties LLC, Global Growth, formerly Eli Global LLC; Greg E. Lindberg, and Century 21 Riverstone at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement, with exhibits that include a Criminal Information, Statement of Facts, and Forfeiture Complaint, in USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG, of Switzerland; Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, of Liechtenstein; Swiss Life (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg, and Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, who agreed to pay $77 million to settle a criminal charge of what the USA described in an accompanying news release as "conspiring with U.S. taxpayers and others to conceal from the Internal Revenue Service more than $1.452 billion in offshore insurance policies, including more than 1,600 insurance wrapper policies, and related policy investment accounts in banks around the world and the income generated in these accounts", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG et al: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to defraud the United States in USA v. Swiss Life Holding AG, of Switzerland; Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, of Liechtenstein; Swiss Life (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg, and Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Port Royal Reassurance Company SPC Ltd.: License Revocation

Decision Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority revoking the license of Port Royal Reassurance Company SPC Limited. on the grounds of insolvency. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the sole director of Port Royal Reassurance Company SPC Limited was identified as Steven Fickes, who, according to CIMA's Decision Notice, resides in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Port Royal Reassurance Company SPC is a defendant in a civil complaint filed at federal court in North Carolina in 2016 involving an allegedly fraudulent scheme, for which one of its business partners, Bradley Reifler, of New York, was criminally indicted.

Transform Holdco LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Company et al: Petition

Petition for Declaratory Judgment in Transform Holdco LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Company, ACE American Insurance Company, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd., of Bermuda; Lloyd's Syndicate No. 318 MSP, of England; Westport Insurance Corporation, Lloyd's Syndicate No. 1414, of England; Tokio Marine America Insurance Company, Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, Sompo International Holdings, Ltd., of Bermuda; American International Group UK Limited, of England; Neon Syndicate 2468, of Bermuda; Hamilton Re, Ltd., of Bermuda; Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, Canopius Insurance Services, Lloyd's Insurance Company (China) Limited, of China, and Aon Risk Services Central, Inc. at the District Court for the 162nd District, Dallas County, Texas.

Greins Global Ltd.: Winding Up Notice

Public Notice by the Bermuda Monetary Authority that it "successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Bermuda to wind up Greins Global Ltd.", which was described as "a Class 1 insurer". Editor's Note: The Directors Register section of the Government of Bermuda's website identified the sole director of Greins Global Limited as Randeep S. Grewal, of Hong Kong.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michael Woodroffe v. Pamela Woodroffe: Judgment

Judgment regarding "the ability to enforce arrears of maintenance" arising from divorce proceedings in Michael Woodroffe, who is president of Kirkway International Ltd., a Bermuda insurance broker v. Pamela Woodroffe (née Collins) at Bermuda Court of Appeal.

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.

PB Investment Holdings Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Rachelle Frisby and John Johnston, both of Deloitte (Bermuda), as the Foreign Representatives of PB Investment Holdings Ltd., whose owner Greg Lindberg was convicted of "conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds" last year in the United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

John Robilliard: Disqualification

Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against John Adam Robilliard, of St Martin, Guernsey.

Christopher Shaw: Disqualification

Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against Christopher Henry Shaw, of Glentrool Forest, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Zenith Finance Ltd. et al: Public Notice

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has taken action against Zenith Finance Limited and Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Limited.

Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Ltd.: Directives

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed directives on Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Limited, including an order that it must accept no new clients, and appointed Stephen Paris as its manager due to regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Zenith (Tied Insurance Intermediary) Limited was incorporated in Malta on August 6th, 2018, its directors are Lorraine Falzon and Albert Grech, both citizens of Malta; a former director is Matthew Pace, a citizen of Malta, who resigned effective March 8th, 2021, and its shareholders are Matthew Pace and Lorraine Falzon, and its auditor, Nexia BT, resigned effective November 16th, 2020.

Star Insurance Company (Cayman) Ltd.: CI$72K Fine

Public Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that it was imposed a fine of CI$72,800 on Star Insurance Company (Cayman) Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the directors of Star Insurance Company (Cayman) Ltd. are identified as Barry Benjamin, Bohdan Petro Martiuk. and Lawrence Chastang.

Cayman captive Performance Insurance seeks to stay US fraud lawsuits

The liquidators of Cayman Islands captive insurer Performance Insurance Company SPC have applied for Chapter 15 bankruptcy recognition in the U.S. in an attempt to stay two lawsuits in which it has been accused of participating in a scheme involving "counterfeit insurance policies".

Performance Insurance Company SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Kenneth Krys and Neil Dempsey, of KRyS Global, as the Foreign Representatives of Performance Insurance Company SPC, described as a Special Portfolio Company that "operates in the captive insurance industry through 12 segregated portfolios" which were identified as Bottini Insurance LP, Gen 1 Insurance Company LP, Goldenstar Holdings Company SP, Greystone Insurance SP, Hudson York Insurance Company, Omega Insurance Company LP, Performance 5 SP, Prewett Insurance Company LP, Smart Insure LP, SSS Insurance LP, Sustainable Insurance Company SP, and Triangle RGK SP, and which has been accused of participating in a scheme involving "counterfeit insurance policies", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Greg Lindberg et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and bribery in USA v. Greg E. Lindberg, John D. Gray, John V. Palermo, and Robert Cannon Hayes at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Axeria Re Ltd.: €23K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €23,000 on Axeria Re Limited for a regulatory breach. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Axeria Re Limited was incorporated in Malta on December 28th, 2007, recently changed its name to Axeria Limited, its directors are Andre Gabriel Arrago, a citizen of Germany; Jahide Assim Rajpar, Emmanuel Henri Maillet, both citizens of France, and Rosanne Tanti, of Malta, previous directors include Brian Borg, who resigned effective March 21st, 2020, and Ray Schembri, who resigned effective January 31st, 2019, and its shareholders are April Mediterranean Limited, of Malta, and April Group SA, of France.