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Receipt of Royalty Payments In Rhode Island Not Sufficient For Personal Jurisdiction

The federal district court has accepted a magistrate judge's recommendation that a complaint alleging tortious interference with contract and advantageous business relations be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction where plaintiff could not establish either general or specific personal jurisdiction. The magistrate judge applied the prima facie method of review and concluded that the one direct contact related to the dispute, i.e., plaintiff's receipt of royalty payments in Rhode Island, was not sufficient to confer jurisdiction.