Legal

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, .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.

Lindsey Crits et al v. Berger Singerman et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "an illegal nationwide, advanced-fee, student loan debt elimination telemarketing scam, operated and devised by the Defendants, that leaves vulnerable debtors, like Plaintiffs, tens of thousands of dollars poorer, and worse, in exchange for broken promises about impossible legal services that never are, and never could be, actually performed" in Lindsey Crits, Evan Wendt, Elizabeth Ripoli, and Jennifer Coley v. GM Law Firm LLC, Chantel L. Grant, National Legal Staffing Support LLC, Gregory Fishman, Julie Queler, Kevin Mason, Resolvly LLC, Backend Resolve LLC, JG Factor LLC, P. Benjamin Zuckerman, and Berger Singerman LLP at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

4 New Square Ltd. et al v. Person or Persons Unknown: Injunction Order

Injunction Order regarding "a cyber-attack on the Applicants on or about 12 June 2021 and/or who has threatened to disclose the information thereby obtained" in 4 New Square Limited, a law firm based in London, and The Members of 4 New Square v. Person or Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. Bradesco Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado, described as "an investment fund managed by Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos Ltda", to take discovery from Bradesco Bank, Spiegel & Utrera PA, and George Zaczac, Jr. for use in a "summary collection proceeding" in Brazil "against K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf a/k/a Maluf Jabur Alvaro, and Paulo Maluf a/ka Maluf Jabur Paulo", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Howard Kleyman: Motion for Judgment

Motion for Entry of Final Judgment regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving entities in the Dominican Republic, Panama, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Howard Kleyman at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Marginalised Affected Property Owners v. BSG Resources Ltd.: Discovery Application

Application by Marginalised Affected Property Owners, described as "a community-based association of persons affected by the Koidu Kimberlite Project", to take discovery from BSG Resources Ltd., of Guernsey; Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, a law firm, for use in legal proceedings in Sierra Leone "alleging damages to property and the environment at the Koidu Mine by BSGR subsidiaries and responsible company officials", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Vickers Holding & Finance Inc. v. Chora Young LLP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging legal malpractice in Vickers Holding & Finance Inc., a British Virgin Islands firm whose principal "is Elena Volkova, who is a citizen of the Netherlands" v. Chora Young LLP, a law firm in California, and Paul P. Young, an attorney, at the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles.

Frederico da Costa Pinto v. Loeb Block & Partners: Discovery Application

Application by Frederico da Costa Pinto, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take discovery from Loeb Block & Partners law firm, its attorneys Yuisa Montañez and Steven Rasch; The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank, N.A. and Bank of America N.A. for use in a pending "probate proceeding" and "a reasonably contemplated civil action for fraud-related claims" in Brazil "concerning the estate of Applicant's deceased father, Humberto Da Costa Pinto", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Walkers et al: Amended Writ of Summons

Amended Writ of Summons alleging negligence and breach of duty in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait, derivatively on behalf of The Port Fund LP v. Walkers, a Cayman Islands law firm, and Walkers (Dubai), a law firm in the United Arab Emirates, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Frederick Sharp et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud in USA v. Frederick Sharp, described as a resident of British Columbia, Canada; Luis Carrillo, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Mexico; Mike Veldhuis, described as a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and Courtney Kelln, described as a resident of British Columbia, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Qasimi Law Partners v. Tanya Chuck Habib: Discovery Application

Application by the Law Office of Shaikh Fahim Al Qasimi, a.k.a. Qasimi Law Partners, of Abu Dhabi, to take discovery from Tanya Chuck Habib, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, "for use in a proceeding in the United Arab Emirates" to enforce a judgment for AED7.2 million "against John Lawrence Habib and M.E.N.A. Bridge Advisors FZE", of Abu Dhabi, for alleged "financial misappropriations and defalcation", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nathan Montalvo v. Berger Singerman et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "an illegal nationwide, advanced-fee, student loan debt elimination telemarketing scam, operated and devised by the Defendants" in Nathan Montalvo v. GM Law Firm, LLC, Chantel L. Grant, National Legal Staffing Support, LLC, Gregory Fishman, Julie Queler, Kevin Mason, Resolvly, LLC, JG Factor, LLC, P. Benjamin Zuckerman, and Berger Singerman, LLP at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Briton Jonathan Ellis sues Binance and other crypto firms

British national Jonathan Ellis has filed a complaint in England against cryptocurrency firms domiciled in the Cayman Islands, Estonia, Lithuania, Seychelles, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, including cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Ogier v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in Ogier, a Hong Kong law firm v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based "renewable energy" company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

James Ellwood: Revocation

Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding the revocation of the registration of James Ellwood, an English lawyer, for regulatory breaches.

Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology Pension Plan et al v. Grupo Televisa S.A.B. et al: Order Dismissing Robbins Geller

Opinion and Order dismissing Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd law firm from a class action lawsuit on the grounds of "fraud" and being "misleading" in Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology Pension Plan et al v. Grupo Televisa S.A.B., of Mexico; Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean, and Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Federal Express et al: ‘John Doe’ Summonses Petition

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian law firm that has been providing offshore services since 2000", allegedly offering legal structures formed in several jurisdictions, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Delaware, Nevis, Nevada, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Switzerland, in USA v. Federal Express Corporation, a.k.a. FedEx Express; Fed Ex Ground Package System, Inc., a.k.a. FedEx Ground; DHL Express (USA), Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Western Union: ‘John Doe’ Summons Petition

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summons as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian firm that assists clients in concealing their beneficial ownership of assets", in USA v. Western Union Financial Services Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. MoneyGram: ‘John Doe’ Summons Petition

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summons as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian firm that assists clients in concealing their beneficial ownership of assets", in USA v. MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

VR Global Partners LP v. Stuart Newberger: Discovery Application

Application by VR Global Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Stuart Newberger, described as "a partner in the law firm of Crowell & Moring", for legal proceedings in the Isle of Man involving Broadsheet LLC (in Liquidation) and claims against the Government of Pakistan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Morten Høegh et al v. Taylor Wessing LLP et al: Complaint

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging negligent advice regarding tax liabilities in the United Kingdom of plaintiffs who were associated with "offshore investments" and "offshore structures" in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, and Guernsey in Morten Høegh and Thomas Høegh, described as Norwegians who were "tax resident in the UK and domiciled in Norway" v. Taylor Wessing LLP, a law firm, and MSR Partners LLP, f.k.a. Moore Stephens LLP, an accounting firm, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

‘Court order prohibits publication of Clyde Allen’s name,’ writes Cayman Deputy Solicitor General

Letter to the Editor from Claire Allen, Deputy Solicitor General of the Cayman Islands, essentially claiming that OffshoreAlert was in breach of a Cayman court order by identifying local attorney Clyde Allen when recently publishing an anonymized judgment in which he was suspended from practicing law for six months for professional misconduct regarding his representation of an American couple injured in a vehicle accident in Cayman.

Polygon Global Partners LLP v. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts et al: Discovery Application

Application by Polygon Global Partners LLP to take discovery from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP law firm, Jason Carss, described as KKR's "Managing Director of Legal", and Terence Gallagher, described as KKR's "Managing Director on the Finance team", for use in legal proceedings in Spain "brought to challenge administrative decisions of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, hereafter "CNMV"), by which the CNMV authorized Lorca Telecom BidCo, S.A.U. to take over and delist Spanish telecommunications company, MasMovil Ibercom, S.A.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Ferraro Law Firm et al v. Timothy Scrantom et al: Complaint

Complaint involving litigation funding in The Ferraro Law Firm and Total Asset Recovery Services LLC v. Huddleston Capital Partners VIII LLC, of Delaware; Timothy Scrantom, Scrantom Dulles International PLLC, of South Carolina; Ten State International Law PLLC, of South Carolina; Kenneth Platt Elder, and G3 Analytics LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Lance Ranger v. Charles Pycraft: Judgment

Judgment in Lance Dorian Ranger, described as "a practising solicitor in England & Wales, and the owner and Managing Director of Attendus Trust Company AG, a global fiduciary company providing professional trust, legal and business services, based in Switzerland" v. Charles Pycraft, described as "a former photo-journalist", at the High of Justice, in London, England.

Cayman Islands AG v. Clyde Allen: Judgment

Judgment finding that Cayman Islands attorney "has acted unprofessionally" to the detriment of a "vulnerable" client in The Attorney General v. Clyde Allen, a lawyer, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Robert Ellison et al v. Steve McField: Complaint

Complaint alleging unpaid rent in Robert Ellison and Sally Ellison v. Steve McField, a lawyer, trading as A. Steve McField & Associates, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mohammed Zina et al: Criminal Proceedings

Press Release by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority announcing it has "commenced criminal proceedings" against brothers Mohammed Zina, who was employed as an analyst with Goldman Sachs International, and Suhail Zina, who was a lawyer with Clifford Chance, for suspected insider dealing involving ARM Holdings Plc, Alternative Networks Plc, Punch Taverns Plc, Shawbrook Plc, HSN Inc., and Snyder's Lance Inc.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Discovery Application

Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from Barnes & Thornburg LLP "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Sakab Saudi Holding Company, Alpha Star Aviation Services Company, Enma Al Ared Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Kafa'at Business Solutions Company, Security Control Company, Armour Security Industrial Manufacturing Company, Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Company, Technology Control Company, New Dawn Contracting Company, and Sky Prime Investment Company, all of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, HSBC Bank USA NA, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Jonathan Wainwright for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging "a massive fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a former high-ranking government official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saad Khalid Al Jabri, which resulted in at least $3.5 billion (USD) being stolen from the Applicant companies and used for the personal benefit of one man, Al Jabri, and his family and associates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Whistleblowers International v. Global Litigation Consulting Services LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Defendants' Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages "for breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with business relations, breach of contract and declaratory judgment to set aside an unlawful and unethical contract entered into with Defendants to share the proceeds of a law firm with a non-lawyer independent contractor", in The Roberto Gonzalez Law Firm, d.b.a. Whistleblowers International, of the District of Columbia v. Global Litigation Consulting Services LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Christopher Piacentile, described as a resident of Puerto Rico and New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Walkers law firm overturns Brazilian bankers’ Cayman judgment

Walkers law firm in the Cayman Islands has successfully appealed a summary judgment that was entered against it in favor of former clients - two Brazilian bankers and related companies - who are seeking damages of up to $400 million for alleged breaches of trust, loyalty, and confidence.

Omar Alghanim v. Milbank LLP: Discovery Application

Application by Omar Alghanim, described as "a Kuwaiti businessperson", to take discovery from Milbank LLP, described as "a major law firm in Manhattan", for use in "litigation in a Kuwaiti court with his father, Kutayba Alghanim, also a Kuwaiti businessperson", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Walkers v. Arnage Holdings Ltd. et al: Appeal Judgment

Judgment allowing Cayman Islands law firm Walkers' appeal against summary judgment that was previously obtained by two Brazilian bankers and related companies in Walkers v. Arnage Holdings Limited, Brooklands Holdings Limited, East Farthing Holdings Limited, Katia Rabello, and Fernando Toledo at the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.

Germany: Hamdi Kocoktepe et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Hamdi Kocoktepe, described as a "German attorney"; Afnan Qovanaj, and Wincash AG for suspected money laundering.

Mossack Fonseca & Co. et al v. Netflix Inc.: Order Striking Complaint

Order Granting Defendant's Special Motion to Strike Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint alleging defamation and trademark infringement regarding the movie 'The Laundromat' about the 'Panama Papers' investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Mossack Fonseca & Co. SA, Bufete MF & Co., Jürgen Mossack, and Ramón Fonseca, all of Panama v. Netflix Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Phoenix Law Chambers: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Bermuda Monetary Authority that it has "revoked the corporate service business provider" license of Phoenix Law Chambers.

Hine & Ogulluk LLP v. Gholam Golsorkhi et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice regarding alleged unpaid legal fees in Hine & Ogulluk LLP, a law firm based in New York, NY v. Gholam Reza Golsorkhi, of New York, NY, and Pelmadulla Stiftung Vaduz, "c/o Dr. Guido Meier", of Liechtenstein, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.