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Case of the Day: Wimbledon Financing Master Fund v. Weston Capital Management

Posted on September 26, 2017

The case of the day is Wimbledon Financing Master Fund, Ltd. v. Weston Capital Management, LLC (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2017). Wimbledon sued Keith Laslop for aiding and abetting a fraud. After Wimbledon asserted that Laslop had been “duly served … in Canada in accordance with the Hague Convention” (by mail, according to the return of service), Wimbledon sought a default judgment.

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Case of the Day: Application of Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay

Posted on November 17, 2014

The case of the day is In re Application of the Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay (S.D.N.Y. 2014). Peter Nygård was the longtime owner of Nygård Cay in the Bahamas. Louis Bacon owned a neighboring parcel, Point House. The Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay had brought two actions in the Bahamas challenging the supposed failure of the Bahamian government to oversee Nygård’s expansion of Nygård Cay. Nygård sought to intervene in those actions. Bacon, who opposed Nygård’s work on his property, had separately sued several of Nygård’s associates for defamation, claiming they were part of a “smear campaign” against him. Nygård, taking a page perhaps from Steven Donziger, had a videographer, Stephen Feralio, who filmed “Nygård’s daily life, both personal and professional, including meetings…

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Case of the Day: Costa v. Kerzner International Resorts

Posted on November 22, 2011

Update: Due to a problem with my HTML, I published a garbled version of this article this morning. Here’s the corrected version! The case of the day is Costa v. Kerzner International Resorts, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2011). Jennifer Costa, who had been a guest at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, sued the resort’s on behalf of a purported class of similarly disgruntled guests, sued Kerzner International Resorts, Inc., Kerzner International North America, Inc., Kerzner International Marketing, Inc., and PIV Inc., for unfair and deceptive practices. The claim was that the defendants charged a “mandatory housekeeping gratuity and utility service fee”, but that the whole fee did not go to the housekeepers as a gratuity or to pay for utility service. The defendants objected…

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