The case of the day is Halvorssen v.Simpson (E.D.N.Y. 2018). Thor Halvorssen, a human rights advocate, claimed that after he criticized Derwick Associates, a Venezuelan power company, for corruption, Derwick hired Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm made famous for its connection with the Steele Dossier, to do a number on him. The claim was brought under the civil RICO statute. Halvorssen sought leave to serve three Venezuelan defendants, Leopoldo Betancourt-Lopez, Pedro Trebbau-Lopez, and Francisco Convit-Guruceaga, by service on their US lawyers.