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A motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction is a motion made by a defendant, challenging the court's ability to exercise personal jurisdiction over the moving party.
When a defendant moves to dismiss a complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, the plaintiff bears the burden of demonstrating that jurisdiction is proper. Where the motion is based on written materials rather than on an evidentiary hearing, the plaintiff need only make a prima facie showing of jurisdictional facts.  In such cases, a court need only inquire into whether the plaintiff's pleadings and affidavits make a prima facie showing of personal jurisdiction. Although the plaintiff cannot rest on the bare allegations of the complaint, uncontroverted allegations in the complaint must be taken as true. "Conflicts between the parties over statements contained in affidavits must be resolved in the plaintiff’s favor."