Industrial Piping, Inc. v. Zhang (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-04-0929, 11 pp.) (Robert Conrad Jr., J.) 3:14-cv-00537; W.D.N.C.
Holding: A handful of phone calls and emails with plaintiff do not create the substantial contacts necessary for this court to exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendants.
The court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Since plaintiff has not cited an erroneous guess or elusive fact that caused it to bring this action in North Carolina, plaintiff has failed to carry its burden to prove that transferring this case is in the interest of justice. Therefore, a transfer of venue is not appropriate.