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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 06/08/2012 (Other)

Filing Date: March 26, 2009

According to the complaint filed March 26, 2009, through Agape, Cosmo falsely convinced Plaintiffs and other investors that he was financing bridge loans for construction projects or other real estate developments. He failed to advise these investors that he re-sold those very same interests hundreds of times to other
unknowing investors. For example, he would provide a $1 million dollar loan to a developer and sell participations from investors totaling $60 million from investors. He used the excess or "extra" money raised to: (1) pay handsome returns to early investors and his confederates; (2) reward and incentivize "brokers" who brought in new investor money; and, ultimately (3) conduct rampant and speculative commodities trading. Throughout the scheme he spent investor funds excessively on his own lavish personal lifestyle.

Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint on April 29, 2009. On June 9, 2009, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case. The case continues under Docket 09-CV-01606.

On June 29, 2009, the Court issued an order consolidating cases. The consolidated cases are captioned: "In Re: Agape Litigation." Plaintiff filed a consolidated complaint on July 17, 2009.

On August 31, 2009, Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the Complaint. The Court issued an Order granting the Motion to Dismiss with leave to file an amended Complaint. Plaintiff filed an amended Complaint on March 31, 2010. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the amended Complaint on April 30. The Court granted the Motion to Dismiss certain Defendants on March 29, 2011.

On July 29, 2011, Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal of the Court's Decision. On February 16, 2012, the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's judgment. On March 7, Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the action without prejudice.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: Insurance (Life)
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol:
Company Market: Privately Traded
Market Status: Privately Held

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COURT: E.D. New York
DOCKET #: 09-CV-01274
JUDGE: Hon. Arthur D. Spatt
DATE FILED: 03/26/2009
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/01/2003
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/19/2009
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Chavez & Gertler LLP
    1225 Fifteenth Street, NW, Chavez & Gertler LLP, DC 20005
    202.232.7550 202.232.7550 ·
  2. Seeger Weiss LLP (New York)
    One William Street, Seeger Weiss LLP (New York), NY 10004
    212.584.0700 · info@seegerweiss.com
  3. Zamansky & Associates LLC
    50 Broadway - 32nd Floor, Zamansky & Associates LLC , NY 10004
    212.742.1414 212.742.1177 ·
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COURT: E.D. New York
DOCKET #: 09-CV-01606
JUDGE: Hon. Arthur D. Spatt
DATE FILED: 03/31/2010
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/01/2003
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/19/2009
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Benjamin L. Del Vento, P.C.
    405 Northfield Ave, Benjamin L. Del Vento, P.C., NJ 07052
    973.736.8050 ·
  2. Berk Law LLC
    1225 Fifteenth Street, NW, Berk Law LLC, DC 20005
    202.232.7550 202.232.7550 ·
  3. Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C.
    60 Park Avenue, 21st Floor, Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C., NY 10022
    212.838.3221 · gray@cjgraylaw.com
  4. Louis F. Burke, P.C.
    460 Park Ave, 21st Floor, Louis F. Burke, P.C., NY 10022
    212.682.1700 ·
  5. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville)
    58 South Service Road, Suite 200, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville), NY 11747
    631.367.7100 631.367.1173 ·
  6. Seeger Weiss LLP (New York)
    One William Street, Seeger Weiss LLP (New York), NY 10004
    212.584.0700 · info@seegerweiss.com
  7. Zamansky & Associates LLC
    50 Broadway - 32nd Floor, Zamansky & Associates LLC , NY 10004
    212.742.1414 212.742.1177 ·
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