Case of the Day: Veroblue Farms v. Wulf
The case of the day is Veroblue Farms USA, Inc. v. Wulf (N.D. Tex. 2020). The question in the case was whether service in the British Virgin Islands via a BVI solicitor was valid under the Hague Service Convention.
Case of the Day: Stichting Shell Pensionenfonds v. Krys
The case of the day is Stichting Shell Pensionenfonds v. Krys  UKPC 41. Shell, a Dutch pension fund, had invested in shares of Fairfield Sentry Ltd., a BVI mutual fund and the largest “feeder fund” for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, which needs no introduction. After Madoff’s arrest, Shell immediately sought to redeem […]
Case of the Day: Carney v. Beracha
The case of the day is Carney v. Beracha (D. Conn. 2014). Carney was the court-appointed receiver for Highview Point Partners, LLC. The court had appointed him as receiver in connection with an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission against Francisco Illarramendi for alleged violation of the federal securities laws. Carney, once appointed, […]
Case of the Day: Richardson v. Attorney General of the BVI
The case of the day is Richardson v. Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands (D.V.I. 2013). Meaghan and Cyril Richardson were passengers on a powerboat that was stopped by a BVI customs official, who claimed that they were in BVI waters (the Richardsons claimed they were in US waters) and ordered them to leave […]
Case of the Day: In re Fairfield Sentry Ltd.
The case of the day is Morning Mist Holdings, Ltd. v. Kenneth Krys (In re Fairfield Sentry Ltd.) (2d Cir. 2013). Sentry was a British Virgin Islands company and the largest “feeder fund” that had the misfortune to invest with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Sentry had invested 95% of its assets, or more […]