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Plaintiff brought his Second Amended Complaint asserting various claims against former business associates, including his former fellow members and Board of Managers members of Aeosphere and two companies with which Aeosphere purportedly had business dealings, Flakt Woods and SEMCO. All of plaintiff's claims related to the dissolution of Aeosphere, which he argued was wrongfully undertaken by the other Managers in order to remove him from a cutting-edge and potentially lucrative fragrance business. Plaintiff further asserted that Flakt Woods and SEMCO aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty and were otherwise complicit in these wrongful actions. Flakt Woods and SEMCO moved for dismissal. The court concluded that it did not have personal jurisdiction over Flakt Woods or SEMCO, and that, even if it had personal jurisdiction over SEMCO, the Complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted against SEMCO. Therefore, plaintiff's claims against Flakt Woods and SEMCO were dismissed. Counts II, IV, and V of the Counterclaims were also dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.