Insurance

SEC v. Jason Sugarman: Judicial Assistance (David Ezekiel, Mark Waddington & Valor Group Ltd.)

Order "issuing letters rogatory for International Judicial Assistance to the Supreme Court of Bermuda, requesting assistance to compel the production of documents and oral examinations for use at trial of David Ezekiel and Mark Waddington, and the production of documents from Valor Group, Ltd." for an enforcement action regarding Jason Sugarman's "fraudulent scheme to steal $43 million from unwitting pension funds to finance the acquisition of a global financial conglomerate of European and Bermuda insurers, and investment advisers based in Virginia and Connecticut" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jason Sugarman at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company et al v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Southland National Insurance Corporation, Bankers Life Insurance Corporation, and Southland National Reinsurance Corporation v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., Omnia Ltd., and PB Investment Holdings Ltd., all of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Leonardo Cornide et al: Complaint

Complaint "arising out of the fraudulent, undisclosed, unlawful and manipulative activities by the Insider Defendants to misappropriate tens of millions of dollars of assets from the Debtor for the ultimate use and benefit of the Founder Defendants and Family Trusts, in violation of their legal and fiduciary obligations to the Debtor under applicable United States and Cayman Islands law" in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Leonardo L. Cornide, individually and as Trustee of The Falcon Family Irrevocable Trust; Jorge E. Falcon, individually and as Trustee of The Cornide Family Irrevocable Trust; Javier Jimenez, Jr.; Andres Alos, Maria Sarduy, as Trustee of the Andres Alos Family Irrevocable Trust; Silverback Capital Partners LLC, Beast Capital LLC, 117 Albatross LLC, 301 Dale LLC, 900 Dale LLC, 975 Dale LLC, Preferred Business Services Inc., PA Marketing Ltd., 45 SBH LLC, 1736 SBH LLC, 2000 SBH LLC, 2170 SBH LLC, 74560 SBH LLC, Silverback Investments LLC, 248 Silverback Investments LLC, 1901 Silverback Investments LLC, 1919 Silverback Investments LLC, Silverback Equity Partners LLC, Silverback Management Services LLC, SBH Management Services LLC, Silverback Midtown LLC, and Silverback Ventures LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Lyncpay LLC et al: Complaint ($28M)

Complaint in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Lyncpay LLC, Premier Assurance Advisors LLC, Premier Assurance Group LLC, PA Group Administration Corp., PA Marketing Ltd., Preferred Business Services Inc., Providence Insurance Company I.I., acting for and on behalf of protected cell Premier Assurance Segregated Portfolio Puerto Rico SAP; Beast Capital LLC, Leonardo L. Cornide, Jorge E. Falcon, and Javier Jimenez at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Life Insurance Fund Elite LLC v. Hamburg Commercial Bank AG et al: Complaint

Complaint "about a German bank’s wrongful actions in connection with assets belonging to the Plaintiff, which were pledged as collateral to the bank" in Life Insurance Fund Elite LLC, described as a Delaware-domiciled "private equity fund that invested in a portfolio of life insurance policies" v. Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Cerberus European Capital Advisors LLP, of England, and Promontoria Holding 260 BV, of the Netherlands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Greg Lindberg et al: Complaint (‘$75M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving entities in Bermuda, Malta, and the USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gregory E. Lindberg, Christopher Herwig, and Standard Advisory Services Limited, of Malta, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Notice of Dismissal of Sterling Resources Entities

Notice of Dismissal of The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency Inc. and Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd. in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Complaint ($57M)

Complaint alleging breach of financing agreement against all defendants and fraud against Joshua Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings LLC and Burtonvic Capital LLC in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Lyncpay LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding "approximately $2.9 million held in an account established at BANA" in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Lyncpay LLC, Bank of America NA, and JV Wind Down LLC, as successor by merger to Banc of America Merchant Services LLC, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd. v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC: Notice of Removal (‘$203M Proxy Revenue Swap Claim’)

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint in which the plaintiff is seeking "at least" $203 million regarding "a 'proxy revenue swap' transaction", in Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC, described as "the owner and operator of a wind farm project in West Texas", 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.

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.

Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd. v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC: Complaint ($203M)

Complaint for $203 million alleging breach of contract regarding a "proxy revenue swap transaction" in Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC, of Delaware, described as "an indirect subsidiary of Enel SpA, a global energy conglomerate with a reported market capitalization in excess of $65 billion", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Edward Carriero et al: Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses (‘Investigation into Nevis-Licensed Captive Insurance Arrangements’)

Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses regarding the tax liability of ABS Healthcare Services LLC and Health Option One LLC, both of Deerfield Beach, Florida, collectively doing business as Insurance Care Direct and described as the operators of Nevis-domiciled captive insurers ICD Captive Re Ltd. and HOO Captive Re Ltd., in USA v. Edward Carriero, Seth Cohen, and Bradley Cohen at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Providers Re SPC: Directors

Director Details for Providers Re SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on May 6th, 2022.

Providers Re SPC: CI$16.9K Fine

Public Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that it has imposed a fine of CI$16,950 on Providers Re SPC for "Failure of a Class B Insurer that is established as a segregated portfolio company under Part XIV of the Companies Act (as revised) to maintain the prescribed margin of solvency in respect of each segregated portfolio".

Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Zurich Insurance Plc et al: Defense

Defense in Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) III Limited, Vistra International Expansion (USA) Inc., and Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited v. Zurich Insurance Plc, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 3000 MKL, Markel Insurance SE, International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A., Riverstone Managing Agency Limited, Markel Insurance SE T4405, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 1919 CVS., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., HCC International Insurance Company Plc, Tokio Marine Europe S.A., Liberty Corporate Capital Limited, and Lloyd’s Underwriter Syndicate No. 5000 TRV at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

SEC v. Fernando Passos: Complaint

Complaint "against Passos, a former senior executive at Brazilian reinsurance company IRB Brasil Resseguros S.A., for planting a false story with the media and disseminating false documents claiming that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. had recently made a substantial investment in IRB" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Fernando Passos, described as a resident of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Northwest Boring Company Inc. v. Lloyd’s Syndicates et al: Complaint

Complaint in Northwest Boring Company Inc. v. Lloyd's of London Syndicates 1919, 2232, 5000, and 9531, Axis Specialty Europe Plc, Assicurazioni Generali SPA Great Lakes, Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company in Liechtenstein Ltd., Thompson Pipe Group, and TPG Pressure Inc. at the Superior Court of Washington, for King County.

Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Zurich Insurance Plc et al: Complaint

Particulars of Claim in Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) III Limited, Vistra International Expansion (USA) Inc., and Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited v. Zurich Insurance Plc, Lloyd's Syndicate No. 3000 MKL, Markel Insurance SE, International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Lloyd's Insurance Company S.A., Riverstone Managing Agency Limited, Markel Insurance SE T4405, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Lloyd's Syndicate No. 1919 CVS., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., HCC International Insurance Company Plc, Tokio Marine Europe S.A., Liberty Corporate Capital Limited, and Lloyd's Underwriter Syndicate No. 5000 TRV at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Bidzina Ivanishvili et al v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili, described as "a successful businessman and former Prime Minister of Georgia"; Ekaterine Khvedelidze, Tsotne Ivanishvili, Gvantsa Ivanishvili, Bera Ivanishvili, Meadowstreet Assets Limited, and Sandcay Investments Limited v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

SiriusPoint Ltd. v. Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) DAC et al: Writ of Summons

Generally Indorsed Writ of Summons in SiriusPoint Limited, of Bermuda v. Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) DAC, of Ireland; SI Insurance (Europe) SA, of Luxembourg; Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited, of England; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. 9375, All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. 457, Great Lakes Insurance SE, of Germany; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. Act 19 9554, All Members of Liberty Syndicate No. 4472, All Members of Syndicates Comprising Consortium No. 9562 at Lloyd's, known as Barbican Financial & Professional Lines; All Members of Pembroke Syndicate No. 4000, XL Specialty Insurance Company, of Canada, All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. HDU 382, Starr Underwriting Agents Limited, of England; All Members of Lloyd's Syndicate No. Act 9418, and Canopius Managing Agents Limited, of England, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Atlas Financial Holdings Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Scott D. Wollney, as the Foreign Representative of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., described as "a financial service holding company for a number of direct and indirect subsidiaries that operate in the commercial automobile insurance sector in the United States, with a highly specialized market orientation and focus on insurance for the “light” commercial automobile sector, including taxi cabs, limousine/livery, business auto, and historically non-emergency paratransit, as a technology and analytics-driven managing general agency", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

The J. Paul Getty Trust v. Allianz SE et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover the tens of millions of dollars in losses Getty suffered as a result of Allianz’s mismanagement of the Structured Alpha investment strategy" in The J. Paul Getty Trust, of California, described as "a private, nonprofit cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy" v. Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC, of Delaware, and Allianz SE, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anaplans Institution Insured Credit Receivables Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Notice

Public Notice by the Bermuda Monetary Authority that it "successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Bermuda to wind up Anaplans Institution Insured Credit Receivables Fund Limited". Editor's Note: Although this Notice is dated February 25, 2022, it appears to have actually been created on August 31st, 2022 and, inexplicably, backdated by the BMA to create the appearance it was created six months earlier than it was. In a similar vein, Bermuda Supreme Court sealed the case as part of the Court's policy of concealing details of insolvencies of offshore entities from the general public.

Mark Cooke: Disqualification

Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority that it has disqualified Nicholas Mark Cooke, a citizen of the United Kingdom, after concluding he was "not a fit and proper person to perform any functions in relation to regulated activity under the Insurance Act".

Signify Insurance Ltd.: License Revocation

Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority that it has "cancelled the insurance registration of Signify Insurance Ltd., a Class 1 insurer, for breaches of the Insurance Act 1978".

SEY Re Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the insurance license of SEY Re Limited.

AIG Europe SA v. Gerard McCaughey et al: Complaint

Complaint in AIG Europe SA, as subrogee of Irish Banking Resolution Corporation Ltd. (in Special Liquidation), of Luxembourg, formerly known as Anglo Irish Banking Corporation Limited v. Gerard McCaughey and Sophie McCaughey, both residents of Los Angeles County, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. v. 683 Capital Partners LP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving "a $725 million term loan facility" by entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ireland, and USA in Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. v. 683 Capital Partners LP, Candlewood Investment Group LP, Candlewood Financial Opportunities Fund LLC, Candlewood Financial Opportunities Master Fund LP, Candlewood Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., CWD OC 522 Master Fund Ltd., Flagler Master Fund SPC Ltd., Corbin Capital Partners LP, Corbin Opportunity Fund LP, Fifth Street Station LLC, Highbridge Capital Management LLC, Highbridge International LLC, Highbridge Tactical Credit & Convertibles Master Fund LP, Lincoln Square Funding ULC, Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, Tennenbaum Heartland Co-Invest LP, Tennenbaum Senior Loan Fund II LP, Tennenbaum Senior Loan Fund V LLC, Tennenbaum Special Situations Fund IX LLC, Tennenbaum Special Situations Fund IX-C LP, Tennenbaum Special Situations Fund IX-O LP, Apollo Global Management Inc., Apollo Global Management Inc., Apollo Capital Management LP, Apollo A-N Credit Fund (Delaware) LP, Apollo Credit Strategies Master Fund Ltd., Baldr Mason Fund Inc., BlackRock Financial Management Inc., Cadbury Hedge Fund Alternatives, K Special Opportunity Fund LP, Sainsbury's Credit Opportunities Fund Ltd., Investment Partners IV (A) LLC, BMO Funds, Inc. - BMO Alternative Strategies Fund, Cavello Bay Reinsurance Limited, Cerberus Capital Management LP, Cerberus Institutional Partners VI LP, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasury Department, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasury Department - Tuition Account Program, Cyrus Capital Partners LP, Crescent 1 LP, Canary SC Master Fund LP, CRS Master Fund LP, Cyrus Capital Fund Partners, Cyrus Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Cyrus Opportunities Master Fund II, Cyrus Select Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Elliott Investment Management LP, Elliott Associates LP, Elliott Capital Advisors LP, Manchester Securities Corp., Empyrean Capital Partners LP, Empyrean Investments LLC, Fort George Investments, LLC, Greenlight Capital LP, Greenlight Capital (Gold) LP, Greenlight Capital Qualified LP, Greenlight Capital Offshore Master (Gold) Ltd., Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners, Greenlight Reinsurance Ltd., JMB Capital Partners Master Fund LP, Kaiser Permanente Group Trust, KTRS Credit Fund LP, Luxor Capital Group, Luxor Capital LLC, Mangrove Partners, The Mangrove Partners Master Fund Ltd., Marathon Asset Management LP, Marathon Court Square LP, Marathon Credit Dislocation Fund LP, Marathon Special Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Marathon Liquid Credit Long Short Fund, Marblegate Asset Management LLC, Marblegate Special Opportunities Master Fund LP, P Marblegate Ltd., Neuberger Berman Investment Funds Plc, Neuberger Berman Advisers Management Trust - Absolute Return Multi-Manager Portfolio; Neuberger Berman Alternative Funds - Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund; Penteli Master Fund Ltd., Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, PURE Insurance Company, Sound Point Capital Management LP, Sound Point Beacon Master Fund LP, Sound Point Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP, Sound Point Montauk Fund LP, Sound Point Senior Floating Rate Master Fund LP, Sound Point Floating Rate Fund, A series of Taylor Insurance Series LP; and Relative Value–Long/Short Debt, A Series of Underlying Funds Trust at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Atlas Financial Holdings Inc.: ‘Scheme of Arrangement’ Petition

Petition for the Court's sanction of a Scheme of Arrangement in the matter of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., described as "a holding company in the commercial automobile insurance sector in the United States, with a niche market orientation and focus on insurance for the "light" commercial automobile sector including taxi cabs, non-emergency paratransit, limousine/livery and business auto", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

HWH Realty Holdings LLC v. Anthony Belisle: Complaint

Complaint "to recover damages from Belisle for its losses of nearly $20 million arising out of its June 2017 investment in the Limited Diversified Arbitrage Fund, a fund managed by Markel CATCo Investment Management Limited, which employed Belisle as its Chief Executive Officer" alleging fraud involving a Bermuda entity in HWH Realty Holdings LLC v. Anthony Belisle at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

AXA Seguros SA de CV v. St. Vincent Medical Center et al: Discovery Application

Application by AXA Seguros SA de CV, described as "a Mexican insurance company and a subsidiary of AXA S.A., the French parent company of one of the largest insurance groups in the world", to take discovery from St. Vincent Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for use in legal proceedings in Mexico involving Irma Gomez Pruneda, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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Bermuda ship insurer SIGCo seeks $5.6M from Cayman oil tanker owner struck off 10 years ago

Bermuda-domiciled Shipowners Insurance and Guaranty Company Ltd., from which the U.S. Department of Justice has demanded $4.4 million in damages for the grounding of an oil tanker, is seeking to recover the amount, plus $1.2 million in fees and expenses, from a shipping firm - Margara Shipping Ltd. - that was struck off the Cayman Islands Companies Register nearly 10 years ago.

Margara Shipping Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Margara shipping Ltd., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 8th, 2021.

S3 Assurance Company: Directors

Director Details for S3 Assurance Company, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 5th, 2021.