Case of the Day: Baek v. Radish Media

The case of the day is Baek v. Radish Media, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2018). Radish “provides a meeting place for fiction readers seeking unique content and writers with fresh voices on human issues looking to reach people outside of the traditional publishing house model.” I’m not sure what this means, but it sounds a bit like the Manutius publishing house from Foucault’s Pendulum. Anyway, Paul Baek sued Seung Yoon Lee, a South Korean resident, who was the CEO of Radish, apparently for wrongful termination, though the claim isn’t entirely clear. Baek brought his claim in the California state court. Baek served process by mailing the summons to Radish’s office in New York. The defendants then removed the case to federal court, and Lee moved to dismiss for insufficient service of process. (more…)

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