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Garrett Kelleher seeks to sue Deloitte & law firms over litigation funding liabilities

Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher intends to sue Deloitte Ireland, four of its principals, and Deloitte Malta over "advice" concerning his $2.85 million investment in a Cayman Islands claim that led to an arrest warrant and estimated $12 million liability against him in the U.S. He is also exploring suing law firms in the U.S., U.K., and Cayman, including Walkers.

Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co.: Garrett Kelleher’s Motion to Sue Deloitte Ireland et al

Motion by Garrett Kelleher to join and initiate a third party action against Deloitte Ireland, Deloitte Malta, Ronan McGivern, Kevin O'Heir, John Comerford, and Padraig Cronin, reopen the record to offer evidence regarding his contempt of court, and to conduct an evidentiary hearing to assess his damages and allocate the relative culpability of all contemnors in The Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Insider Talking: December 11, 2007

Bermuda took another step down the road from well-respected, relatively-clean, model democracy to internationally-ridiculed, corruption-ridden, banana republic when the office of Bermuda's Auditor General, Larry Dennis, was raided by police for the second time in five months on November 17, 2007; Two ex-clients of jailed former Panama-based offshore financial services provider Marc Harris escaped prison-time when they were sentenced for tax evasion-related offenses at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on November 30, 2007; AM Costa Rica news service reported on November 9, 2007 that the Seccion de Fraudes of the Judicial Investigating Organization raided the offices of Trade Exchange SA, a.k.a. Tradex, on October 30 as part of an investigation into the activities of an expatriate financial consultant, Mark Emory Boswell, a.k.a. Rex Freeman, and his wife, Evelyn Reed; Three former employees of National Westminster Bank Plc - popularly known as the 'NatWest Three' - entered into plea agreements with the U. S. Government on November 28, 2007 in which they admitted their roles in defrauding their employer of $7.3 million in March, 2000 via transactions involving Enron Corp. and a legal vehicle in the Cayman Islands known as LJM Cayman LP Ironically, earlier in November, just before much of the British press were lauding the NatWest fraudsters, several British newspapers published the results of research by offshore banking provider NatWest International Personal Banking that indicated 1 in 10 British expatriates have been victims of banking fraud; and The manner of the collapse of Colorado's last remaining offshore bank, American Intercapital Depository and Trust, known as AIDT, which regulators recently closed down due to "hopeless" insolvency and their belief that the management was dishonest, casts doubt on the credibility of The Offshore Institute, a professional organization whose President, E. Jerry James, was AIDT's guiding force.