We regularly appear on fraud cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. In Global Chinese Press v. Zhang we obtained an injunction giving our clients direct control of the defendant’s businesses well before trial. We achieved this result by applying, without any warning to the defendants, for orders for a
- Mareva injunction freezing the assets of some of the main defendants, an
- Anton Piller order permitting us to search their residences, and an
- order appointing a receiver over the defendant’s companies.
We found further incriminating evidence in the search, including evidence of significant diversions of monies in China, and this led to our clients obtaining immediate control of the businesses they claimed ownership of.
However, these orders can be a double-edged sword. If plaintiffs are not scrupulous about the information they give the court when they obtain the orders, they may spend a great deal of time and money and end up with nothing to show for it when the court sets the orders aside, as in Northwestpharmacy.com v. Yates.