Litigation Funding

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.

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.

Kazakhstan v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of China, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC (CHIPS), Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale S.A., Standard Chartered Bank USA, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. for use "in foreign judicial proceedings to enforce and collect upon an arbitral award that was issued in Kazakhstan's favor" against "a Canadian company called Gold Pool JV Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Kazakhstan is, inter alia, seeking information regarding "third party funding that Gold Pool allegedly received from "a litigation funder registered in Guernsey", a "law firm", and "a Canadian" entity. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the corporate registry for Toronto, Canada showed that Gold Pool JV Limited was incorporated on December 29th, 1995 and its officers and directors are A. Thomas Griffis, President and Director; Elia Crespo, Vice President, Secretary, and Director, and Chris Irwin, Assistant Secretary,

Mitchell NewDelman et al v. Burford Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for $4.95 million alleging fraud regarding a litigation funding agreement in Mitchell NewDelman, described as "a resident of France through 2013, and thereafter Monaco"; Frank B. Holze, of Maine, and Willis E. Higgins, of Monaco v. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC, f.k.a. Gerchen Keller Capital LLC, of Delaware; Burford, f.k.a. GKC Holdings LLC, of New York; Burford Capital LLC, of Delaware; BCIM Partners II LP, f.k.a. GKC Partners II LP, of Delaware; BCIM PII Holdings LLC, f.k.a. GKC Limited Partners II, of Delaware; Ashley C. Keller, described as an attorney based in Chicago; Donald Stern and Richard L. Gilbert, each described as a director of Semiconductors Inc., at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

Fraud charges brought against three Axiom Legal Financing Fund insiders

Three UK nationals - Timothy Schools, Richard Emmett, and David Kennedy - have been criminally charged with fraud over their involvement with Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, whose £100 million litigation funding-based investment scam collapsed after being exposed by OffshoreAlert eight years ago.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Harry Sargeant III. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Novoship (UK) Limited to take discovery from Harry Sargeant Jr., Harry Sargeant III, Daniel Sargeant, James Sargeant, Sargeant Marine Inc., International Oil Trading Company LLC, and Berger Singerman LLP for use in legal proceedings in England filed against Novoship (UK) Limited and others by Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, described as "entities beneficially owned and controlled by Venezuelan businessman Wilmer Ruperti", against Novoship (UK) Limited, Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, and Tuscany Maritime SA, and by those defendants against Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel Hall, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Steven Goodman v. DMS Governance Ltd.: Appeal Judgment

Judgment regarding an appeal against a lower court's dismissal of a claim against a Cayman Islands-based corporate services provider regarding Axiom Legal Financing Fund, described as having committed "a very substantial fraud in which over US$ 120 million ... was misappropriated by Tim Schools", in Steven Goodman, a lawyer specializing in litigation funding v. DMS Governance Limited at the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.

Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

Amended Class Action Complaint for alleged securities fraud in Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital (UK) Limited, a litigation funding company domiciled in Guernsey, based in England; Peter Middleton, Burford's Chairman during the Class Period; Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO; Jonathan Molot, Burford's Chief Investment Officer, and Charles Parkinson, a Burford Director, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Litigation Funding: Tips From The Experts

Leading investigators and funders of high value, cross border finance will will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues in litigation funding, including cases, legal rulings, returns, the role of investigators, and what they look for when deciding

Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint for alleged securities fraud in Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital Limited, a litigation funding company domiciled in Guernsey, based in England; Peter Middleton, Burford's Chairman during the Class Period; Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO; Jonathan Molot, Burford's Chief Investment Officer, and Charles Parkinson, a Burford Director,  at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. et al v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Defense & Counterclaim

Defense and Counterclaim of Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel James Hall in Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, as Claimants, v. Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, Tuscany Maritime SA, and Novoship (UK) Ltd., as Defendants, and Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. and Daniel James Hall, as Third Parties, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. et al v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Amended Claim Form

Amended Claim Form in Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, both of Panama v. Cally Shipholdings Inc., of Liberia; Vital Shipping Corporation, of Liberia; Dainford Navigation Inc., of Liberia; Tamara Shipholdings SA, of Liberia; Tuscany Maritime SA, of Liberia; and Novoship (UK) Ltd., of England, and Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, Tuscany Maritime SA, and Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. and Daniel James Hall, both of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales

How To Get Your Claim Financed by Litigation Funders

Our panel will discuss how to go about obtaining litigation funding, the criteria that must be met, the types of claims that litigation funders are interested in, and how litigation funding is structured.

Daniel Hall et al v. Harry Sargeant III: Motion to Quash

Defendant's and Non-Party Foley & Lardner LLP's Motion to Quash/Motion for Protective Order Related to Subpoenas for Deposition and Documents in Daniel Hall, Burford Capital LLC, and Dundrod Investments Ltd. v. Harry Sargeant III at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Sergii Lagur et al v. Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Ltd. et al: Judgment

Litigation funding-related judgment in Tetiana Ieremeieva and Roman Yeremeiev, as Respondents/Claimants, v. Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Limited, as Respondent/Defendant, and Sergii Lagur and Stepan Ivakhiv, as Applicants/Defendants, and Sofiia Yeremeieva (a minor), as defendant, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Litigation Funding: Financing Claims & Latest Developments

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Martine Ollier v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al: Sequor Law’s Motion to Dismiss

Notice of Motion to Dismiss by Sequor Law in Martine Leone Ollier, a.k.a. Martine Leone Ollier Mekni, of Switzerland, individually and as a shareholder of EMACO Trading Limited v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Limited, Burford Capital LLC, Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP, Sequor Law, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Neville Paul Byford, and Grant Thornton at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Martine Ollier v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al: Burford’s Motion to Dismiss

Notice of Motion to Dismiss by Burford Capital LLC and Kellner, Herlihy, Getty & Friedman LLP in Martine Leone Ollier, a.k.a. Martine Leone Ollier Mekni, of Switzerland, individually and as a shareholder of EMACO Trading Limited v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Limited, Burford Capital LLC, Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP, Sequor Law, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Neville Paul Byford, and Grant Thornton at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Martine Ollier v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Martine Leone Ollier, a.k.a. Martine Leone Ollier Mekni, of Switzerland, individually and as a shareholder of EMACO Trading Limited v. Barclay Pharmaceuticals Limited, Burford Capital LLC, Kellner Herlihy Gerry & Friedman LLP, Sequor Law, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Neville Paul Byford, and Grant Thornton at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Daniel Hall et al v. Harry Sargeant III: Complaint

Complaint in Daniel Hall, of England; Burford Capital LLC, of Delaware; and Dundrod Investments Ltd., of Guernsey, v. Harry Sargeant III at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Centaur Litigation SPC et al v. Brendan Terrill: Complaint

Complaint in Centaur Litigation SPC, Centaur Litigation Limited, and Centaur Litigation Unit Series 1 Limited, all in Official Liquidation in the Cayman Islands v. Brendan Mark John Terrill, of London, England, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales,