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Northern Maine Transport, LLC (NMT), a Maine limited liability company with only two members, including Paul Beaudry, was administratively dissolved in 2009. In 2012, Beaudry filed this action, individually and purportedly on behalf of NMT, against Alan Harding and Hardings Law Offices for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in 2010 when Harding represented NMT and possibly Beaudry in facilitating a settlement with a third party. The superior court granted Harding’s motion for summary judgment, concluding (1) Beaudry lacked the legal capacity to bring suit on behalf of the administratively dissolved LLC or derivatively, and (2) Beaudry had no individual claim because he suffered no personal harm. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Maine law did not permit Beaudry to proceed on behalf of the administratively dissolved LLC under these circumstances, either through a derivative action or individually.