IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, )
) Civil Action No.: 07 C 3598
) Honorable Judge Manning
) Magistrate Judge Mason
Lake Shore Asset Management
Limited, et al.
NOTICE OF RELATED ACTION
Lake Shore Asset Management Limited (“LSAM”) respectfully requests that the
Court take judicial notice of the proceeding commenced in England on September 21,
2007, by account holders1 against the three Custodians of assets in London that are
holding the account holders’ assets as a result of the asset freeze imposed by this Court.
A copy of the Claim Form is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Judicial notice is appropriate for the following reasons:
The Court may take judicial notice of proceedings in other jurisdictions
that have a “direct relation to matters at issue.” Opoka v. INS, 94 F.3d 392, 394 (7th Cir.
1996) (internal citation omitted). A court may take judicial notice of a document filed in
another court, not for the truth of the matters asserted in the other litigation, but rather to
establish the fact of such litigation. Id. at 395, citing Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Rotches
1 Lake Shore Alternative Financial Asset Limited, Lake Shore Alternative Financial Asset
Account I Limited, Lake Shore Alternative Financial Asset Account II Limited, Geneva Corp
Funds World Limited (formerly known as Lake Shore Alternative Financial Asset Fund IV
Limited) and Hanford Investments Limited comprise the Claimants in the English proceeding.
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Pork Packers, Inc., 969 F.2d 1384, 1388 (2d Cir. 1992) & Kramer v. Time Warner, Inc.,
937 F.2d 767, 774 (2d Cir. 1991). Judicial notice may be taken at any stage of a
proceeding. Id., citing Fed. R. Evid. 201(f).
The English proceeding instituted by the C