On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of New York dismissed all of Plaintiffs’ claims in the action styled Guo Wengui, et al. v. Sam Nunberg, et al., Index No. 162069/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty.), seeking billions of dollars from Arkin Solbakken LLP client Dr. Bruno Wu. The Court’s order was issued as a result of Dr. Wu’s motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint, which argued, among other things, that the act of state doctrine barred all of Plaintiffs’ non-defamation claims, that the Court lacked jurisdiction over Dr. Wu with respect to Plaintiffs’ defamation claims, and that […]
INSURANCE JOURNAL By Sonali Basak and Heather Perlberg Nearly a decade ago, Imran Siddiqui helped engineer a shrewd maneuver for buyout mogul Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management LLC, one that’s yielded many millions for the firm. Then Siddiqui and Apollo parted ways — and the sparks are still flying. Money, betrayal, revenge: this breakup story has it all. Apollo has accused Siddiqui of stealing trade secrets. Siddiqui has accused Apollo of scaring off his investors. The two sides have multiple lawsuits pending. The issue centers on the business that has become Apollo’s cash cow, Athene Holding Ltd. The legal tussle has emphasized just […]
On July 12, 2018, Arkin Solbakken LLP filed a law suit against Apollo Global Management LLC, Leon Black, and others on behalf of its client, Caldera. The Complaint, which is publicly available, may be accessed here.
On March 21, 2018, Plaintiffs in the action styled Guo Wengui, et al. v. Zheng Wu a/k/a Bruno Wu, 18-cv-00845 (E.D.N.Y. 2018) filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in connection with all claims brought against Arkin Solbakken LLP client Bruno Wu. This filing followed Mr. Wu’s motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint, which argued, inter alia, that no federal jurisdiction existed over the subject matter of the parties’ dispute, and that Plaintiffs’ claims were otherwise barred by the state action doctrine.
Robert C. Angelillo is the program chair for a CLE seminar at the New York City Bar Association entitled Litigating Construction Project Disputes – 201 on November 15, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Click here for more details.