Legal

Travers Thorp Alberga v. Kurt Scott: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons for $1.1 million, plus interest, in allegedly unpaid legal fees and expenses in Travers Thorp Alberga, a law firm v. Kurt Scott, of Milton Keynes, England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd. v. MdR Solicitors et al: Judgment

Judgment imposing a fine of £25,000 and costs of £32,500 against MdR Solicitors and dismissing allegations against Elizabeth Ellen in Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd. v. Elizabeth Ellen and MdR Solicitors, formerly known as Mishcon de Reya Solicitors, at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Radical Investments Ltd. v. Charles Stein et al: Stein’s Motion to Dismiss

Motion to Quash Service and Dismiss Complaint by Charles Stein and Davidovich Stein Law Group LLP regarding an alleged $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, and Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mishcon de Reya LLP: £232K Fine

Decision by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority for England and Wales imposing a fine of £232,500, plus costs of £50,000, on Mishcon de Reya LLP, a law firm, for regulatory breaches.

Geoffrey Willcocks v. Wakefield Quin et al: Writ of Summons

Generally Endorsed Writ of Summons alleging breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraudulent disposal of trust property by trustee, dishonest appropriation of property, and conspiracy to defraud in Geoffrey Lynn Randall Willcocks v. Joseph E. Wakefield, a lawyer, and Wakefield Quin Limited, a law firm, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

China AI Capital Ltd. v. DLA Piper LLP et al: $180M Complaint

Shareholder Derivative Complaint alleging legal malpractice that "caused the Company to suffer damages in excess of USD$180,400,000" in China AI Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, derivatively on behalf of Link Motion Inc., f.k.a. NQ Mobile Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based "technology business" v. DLA Piper LLP, a law firm domiciled in Maryland, and Caryn G. Schechtman, an attorney with DLA Piper, in New York, as Defendants, and Link Motion Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Carlington Dawson: CI$2.5K Fine

Sentencing Hearing for 'statutory contempt of court for acting as a lawyer when not entitled to' in the matter of Carlington Dawson at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

How to Recover Crypto

This video presentation will show you how to go about recovering virtual assets. Speakers: Aidan Larkin (Asset Reality), Daniel Coyle (Sequor Law), Syedur Rahman (Rahman Ravelli)

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. et al v. Chaffetz Lindsey LLP et al: $23M Complaint

Complaint "to obtain the proceeds from a settlement following arbitration" in IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, a law firm in New York; IIG TOF B.V., of the Netherlands; Trade Finance Trust, of Delaware; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta, and TriLinc Global Impact Fund - Trade Finance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

High-Value International Recovery: Tips (Part Two)

In this video, leading international fraud and value recovery attorneys take questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues that impact one's ability to be successful and effective. This session was intended to be informal and interactive and represented an opportunity for the audience to have their questions answered by experts who have 'been there, seen it, done it'. Speakers: Martin Kenney (Martin Kenney & Co. Solicitors), Sebastian Said (Appleby), William Kraus (Butzel Long), Yves Klein (Monfrini Bitton Klein)

Investigations, Intelligence and Due Diligence on vLex’s Legal Intelligence Platform (Product Demo)

Learn how to access critical third party and legal risk data across 100+ jurisdictions with automatic translation into 14 languages in minutes and with one simplified search. With the world's largest collections of legal information located on one service, connected by 440 million relationships, it has never been easier to search 120 million legal documents, including exclusive Caribbean and offshore content. Take this guided tour of the vLex platform and learn about vLex's unparalleled coverage, technology, and why over 2 million worldwide have joined vLex. Speakers: Natalie Milman (vLex), Susan Cunningham (vLex)

Hunters Investments Ltd. v. Sanne Holdings Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment granting an application to remove Carey Olsen as legal representatives of four of the five defendants due to a conflict of interest in a case regarding allegations of fraud involving the valuation of Sanne Holdings Limited and Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited in Hunters Investments Limited v. Geoffrey Crill, Simon Young, Peter Machon, Sanne Holdings Limited, Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited, formerly known as Sanne Trust Company Limited, at the Royal Court of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Rolloco Holdings Inc. et al v. Baker & Hostetler LLP: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud regarding an investment "of $2.81M in a purported condominium development project to be built in Desert Hot Springs, California" in Rolloco Holdings Inc., of Canada; Cathy Rollo, and Tony Rollo at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Apex Financial Services (Trustees) Ltd. v. Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove: Complaint

Complaint for damages of £353,002 alleging professional negligence involving 'Inheritance Tax' liabilities of a trust settled by Lance Uggla, described as a "UK resident but foreign domiciled for income and capital gains tax purposes", in Apex Financial Services (Trustees) Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands v. Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove, a law firm based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Ltd. v. AAAF Management Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding defendants' application to set aside the plaintiff's claim on the grounds of "bye-law indemnity" for directors in Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Limited, of Bermuda v. AAAF Management Limited, Michael John Shone, described as "a former director and shareholder of the Plaintiff" and funder of "the Commercial Intelligence Fund Group" who "has absconded and his whereabouts are not known"; Christian Michelsen Herman, described as a former director of the plaintiff, and Walton Law Eddlestone, described as a former "de facto director of the Plaintiff" and who appears to be an English lawyer, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Estate of Osama Ismail Abudawood v. Gibson Dunn et al: Discovery Application

Application by Michael Pearson, as Administrator of the Estate of the late Sheikh Osama Ismail Abudawood, of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Jeffrey M. Trinklein, a lawyer, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a law firm, for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

British Virgin Islands AG v. Signature Bank: Discovery Application

Application by the British Virgin Islands Attorney General to take evidence from Signature Bank for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands "against Lester S. Hyman", described as "a now-suspended member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts Bars" for "for fraud and deceit and breaches of trust and loyalty and of his contractual obligations owed to the BVIG", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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BVI to add 3 more US defendants to ‘Miami Airline’ fraud lawsuit

The British Virgin Islands Government intends to add three more US citizens - Scott Weisman, Jerry Willoughby, and Bruce Bradley - as defendants to a lawsuit it filed against "now-suspended" US lawyer Lester Hyman alleging fraud and corruption involving plans to operate an air service between the BVI and Miami.

British Virgin Islands AG v. Pauline Jones: Discovery Application

Application by the Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands to take discovery from Pauline E. Jones for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Lester S. Hyman, described as "a now-suspended member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts bars", for "fraud and deceit and breaches of trust and loyalty and of his contractual obligations owed to the BVIG", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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, and Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, 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.

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.

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.

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. v. Harvey Boulter et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud and dishonest assistance involving the Cayman Islands-domiciled "Porton Group" in Enigma Diagnostics Limited (in Liquidation), Paul David Allen, and Geoffrey Lambert Carton-Kelly, as Liquidators of Enigma Diagnostics Limited, all of England v. Harvey Boulter, DLA Piper UK LLP, a law firm, and Charles Cook, a lawyer, all of England, at 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.

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. v. Harvey Boulter et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud and dishonest assistance involving yhr Cayman Islands-domiciled "Porton Group" in Enigma Diagnostics Limited (in Liquidation), of England v. Harvey Boulter, DLA Piper UK LLP, a law firm, and Charles Cook, a lawyer, all of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

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.

Mexico Infrastructure Finance LLC v. The Corporation of Hamilton et al: Letters Rogatory (Robert McKellar et al)

Notice of Motion for Issuance of Letters Rogatory and Letter Requests "to obtain evidence from nonparties located in the United Kingdom and ... Bermuda", namely Robert McKellar, Edward Hickman, Michael MacLean, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Wakefield Quin, and Johann Oosthuizen, in Mexico Infrastructure Finance LLC v. The Corporation of Hamilton, of Bermuda, and The Bank of New York Mellon at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

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.

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.