Investment

Kenzie Goer v. F45 Training Holdings Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging Securities Act violations in Kenzie Goer v. F45 Training Holdings Inc., described as "a fitness franchisor" founded in Australia "with a business model based on rapid growth through the franchising of low-overhead fitness facilities"; Chris Payne, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Raymond, Darren Richman, and Mark Wahlberg at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

LAIX Inc.: ‘Fair Value’ Petition

Petition in the matter of LAIX Inc., described as a holding company for a group that "provides an artificial intelligence and education platform that facilitates big data, education pedagogies, and online English learning services to clients in the People's Republic of China with the objective of popularising English learning in that country" at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Gregg Podalsky et al v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint in Gregg Podalsky, Gary Gallant, Skyler Lindeen, Alexander Chernyavsky, and David Nicol v. Sam Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, Gary Wang, Nishad Singh, Sam Trabucco, Dan Friedberg, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Shaquille O’Neal, Udonis Haslem, David Ortiz, William Trevor Lawrence, Shohei Ohtani, Naomi Osaka, Lawrence Gene David, and Kevin O’Leary at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Francisley da Silva et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Crypto-Based Investment Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering involving "a purported cryptocurrency mining and trading company that promised to earn its victim-investors profits in exchange for their purchase of cryptocurrency-related investment products", in USA v. Francisley da Silva, a citizen of Brazil; Juan Tacuri, and Antonia Perez Hernandez at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fir Tree Value Master Fund LP et al v. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) et al: Complaint (‘Inspection of Books & Records/Potential Wrongdoing’)

Complaint to "to enforce their information rights" and alleging "mismanagement of the Trust and the troubling reports about liquidity issues within Digital Currency Group and its corporate affiliates" in Fir Tree Value Master Fund LP, Fir Tree Capital Opportunity Master Fund LP, and Fir Tree Capital Opportunity Master Fund III LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Grayscale Investments LLC, formerly Alternative Currency Asset Management LLC, and Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC), formerly Bitcoin Investment Trust, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

USA v. $2.3M: Forfeiture Complaint (Delacroix Investment Fund, ‘Argentina Capital Flight’)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $2.3 million seized from Metropolitan Commercial Bank in the name of Delacroix Investment Fund, of the British Virgin Islands, which operated "as an unlicensed money transmission business to orchestrate, among other things, capital flight out of Argentina and other countries", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rocinante 2: Directors

Director Details for Rocinante 2, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on December 5th, 2022.

Leeward Investments SPC: Directors

Director Details for Leeward Investments SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on December 5th, 2022.

Patrick Hable v. Benn Godenzi: Complaint (‘$12M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving the purchase for $12 million of crypto issued by Singapore-based ECOMI in Patrick Hable, described as "a German national resident in Portugal" v. Benn Godenzi, described as "an Australian national who permanently resides in Nye County, Nevada" and "owns and operates a company called MB Technology registered in the British Virgin Islands", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Progress Report 2022 (£43M Insolvency)

Liquidators' Progress Report for the period from October 6th, 2021 to October 5th, 2022 for Privilege Wealth Plc, which perpetrated a £40 million-plus investment fraud before collapsing after being exposed by OffshoreAlert, filed with Companies House for England and Wales on December 1st, 2022.

Pentwater Capital Management LP v. Frank Calderoni et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Corporate Waste’)

Class Action Complaint alleging breaches of fiduciary duties and corporate waste in Pentwater Capital Management LP, on behalf of Crown Managed Accounts SPC, Investment Opportunities 3 Segregated Portfolio, Pentwater Equity Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., Pentwater Merger Arbitrage Master Fund Ltd., Pentwater Unconstrained Master Fund Ltd., and PWCM Master Fund Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands v. Frank Calderoni, Vikas Mehta, Gary Spiegel, Robert Beauchamp, Susan Bostrom, and Suresh Vasudevan at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

‘New FTX CEO misrepresented our FTX crypto transfer actions,’ claims Bahamas regulator

Media Release by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas claiming that, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in the U.S., "the new CEO of FTX Trading Ltd. misrepresented" the Bahamas regulator's decision "to transfer all digital assets of FTX into digital wallets under the exclusive control of the Commission for the benefit of clients and creditors of FDM [FTX Digital Markets Ltd.]".

Stephen Pierce v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging "one of the great frauds in history" in Stephen Pierce v. Samuel Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, Zixiao Gary Wang, Nishad Singh, Armanino LLP, described as "an accounting and consulting firm that was engaged by the FTX Group to perform corporate audits", and Prager Metis CPAs LLC, described as "an accounting and consulting firm that was engaged by the FTX Group to perform corporate audits", at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Suresh Katta v. Warrior Holdings Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint "to compel arbitration of certain disputes related to the earnout provisions of a merger agreement" in Suresh Katta v. Warrior Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands entity "owned by three funds - Cap Growth II, L.L.C., Carlyle Partners VIII, L.P. and Carlyle Partners Growth, L.P.", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners Ltd. v. Brighthouse Financial Inc.: Complaint

Complaint "to enforce its right to inspect Brighthouse's books and records and those of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Brighthouse Life Insurance Company and Brighthouse Reinsurance Company of Delaware" in Greenlight Capital Offshore Partners Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Brighthouse Financial Inc. at the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware.

USA v. David Stephens et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Fraud & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving Loop Industries Inc., described as a Nevada company based in Quebec, Canada, in USA v. David Stephens, described as a resident of Canada; Donald Danks, Jonathan Destler, and Robert Lazerus at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Black Gold Investment Holdings Inc. et al v. Erin Winczura et al: Amended Complaint (‘$6M Investment Fraud’)

Amended Complaint alleging investment fraud in Black Gold Investment Holdings Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; HCS Investment Holdings Ltd., of Calgary, Canada, and Semper Luxembourg Holding, of Luxembourg v. Erin Winczura, Canterbury Securities Ltd., Canterbury Group, and Leeward Investments SPC, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Hodl Law PC v. SEC: Complaint (‘Are Cryptos Securities or Investment Contracts?’)

Complaint "For Declaratory Relief That The Ethereum Network And Ether Digital Currency Unit Are Not Securities Or Investment Contracts Under The Federal Securities Act Of 1933" in Hodl Law PC, described as "a law firm that focuses on legal and regulatory issues regarding digital assets" v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

FourWorld Event Opportunities Fund LP v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (Sweden Proceedings)

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities Fund LP to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in legal proceedings in Sweden in which "Petitioner seeks a determination of the proper buy-out price of its shares in Hembla AB following the acquisition of the majority stock holdings in Hembla by Vonovia SE and its wholly owned subsidiary, HomeStar InvestCo AB, and in connection with HomeStar’s subsequent, unconditional tender offer and the unfairly low price paid for all of the remaining stock owned by Petitioner and the other minority shareholders" and has alleged a "squeeze-out", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sunil Kavuri v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint in Sunil Kavuri v. Sam Bankman-Fried, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Shaquille O’Neal, Udonis Haslem, David Ortiz, William Trevor Lawrence, Shohei Ohtani, Naomi Osaka, Lawrence Gene David, and Kevin O’Leary at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Elliott Lam v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging "fraud and deceit at a scale rarely seen – causing billions of dollars in value and financial equity to ostensibly disappear overnight" involving FTX crypto group in Elliott Lam, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Hong Kong v. Sam Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, and Golden State Warriors LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Albert Cha v. Vivo Capital IX (Cayman) LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint in Albert Cha v. Vivo Capital IX, Vivo Capital IX (Cayman) LLC, of the Cayman Islands; Frank Kung, Edgar Engleman, Shan Fu, Hongbo Lu, Jack Nielsen, Michael Chang, Mahendra Shah, and Vivo Capital LLC at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara.

Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP et al: Dismissal Order

Dismissal Order in Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP, described in the complaint as a Delaware-domiciled “cryptocurrency hedge fund” with an affiliate in the Cayman Islands, and Jonas Lauren Norr, described as a resident of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda.