The case of the day is Haan Corp. Korea v. Sparkling Drink Systems Innovation Center Hong Kong (N.D. Ill. 2017). Haan brought a claim against Aaron Serge Bueno, alleging a RICO conspiracy and fraud. The claim was that Bueno and the other defendants had “operated a successful pod-based beverage system (akin to the well-known Keurig system) and that they had secured large orders from prominent retailers like Walmart, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond,” knowing that “their pods were, in fact, worthless due to a ‘clumping’ defect.” Haan claimed the misrepresentations induced it to make payments to the defendants. Haan served the summons and complaint on Bueno when he was outside a courtroom in the federal courthouse in Chicago. Bueno, a citizen of French…

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