Plaintiff World Depot Corporation is a Massachusetts distributor of cabinetry and flooring products. World Depot allegedly had an oral agreement with an Italian entity named Anbo that owned a factory in Citta di Castello, Italy and that manufactures wood flooring. Anbo provided World Depot with products that it in turn displayed in various showrooms, acquiring such customers as Allegheny Contract, based in Massachusetts. Through a series of reorganizations and alleged takeovers, Anbo's factory came to be owned and operated by Defendants Lorenzo Onofri, Stile Societa Cooperativa d/b/a Stile, Tiberina Legnami S.P.A., Patrizio Caponeri, Roberto Belli, and Federico Biagioli. Defendants thereafter contacted Allegheny requesting to be paid directly for Anbo's invoices and further stated that Anbo and World Depot could not meet Allegheny's demands for flooring product. A similar letter was sent to all current customers as well as some prospective customers, including Rouse Company, based in California. World Depot brought suit in December 2016, alleging claims for violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–68) ("RICO"); tortious interference with advantageous business relations; tortious interference with prospective business relations; and violation of Massachusetts General Laws ch. 93A. Defendants Onofri and the Cooperativa—the only defendants served at the time that the motion came before the court—moved to dismiss the claims against them under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) for lack of personal jurisdiction and 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim. With regard to personal jurisdiction, World Depot argued that Defendants' wrongful actions in Italy, that culminated in Anbo's loss of control of the factory, as well as Onofri's subsequent conduct of the business, harmed it in two ways: (1) by making it impossible for Anbo to transport its own inventory and transact any business, and (2) by tortiously interfering with contractual or business relationships between World Depot and its actual or prospective customers in the Untied States. According to the court, however, Defendants' conduct in Massachusetts had only a slight connection to the tortious interference claims, as virtually all of the conduct occurred in Italy. To the extent that the Defendants' conduct was wrongful, the court continued, it was directed principally against Anbo—another Italian entity. Thus, the court held, World Depot's intentional interference claims were only marginally related to Defendants' in-state conduct. In discussing whether Defendants had purposefully availed themselves of Massachusetts law, as is required for the exercise of personal jurisdiction, the court held that World Market's contentions that the Defendants directed all of Allegheny's payments to be wired to the Cooperativa and solicited business from Allegheny were sufficient to find that Defendants intentionally reached into the state, making jurisdiction in Massachusetts at least somewhat foreseeable. Finally, the court held that the exercise of personal jurisdiction over Defendants would not be reasonable for the reason that this is a dispute about the takeover of an Italian business, the wrongfulness of which will probably turn on the application of Italian law to events that occurred almost entirely in Italy. Concluding that there were not sufficient minimum contacts with the state such that the exercise of jurisdiction would accord with "traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice," the court granted Defendants' motion to dismiss. Amanda Praestholm of the Dallas office contributed to this summary.