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No Virginia Jurisdiction Over Japanese Company (access required)

A woman who alleges she was injured while operating a saddle stitching machine that a Roanoke company obtained from a Japanese manufacturer through its North American distributor cannot sue the Japanese company in Roanoke City Circuit Court; the manufacturer had no physical locations in the U.S., did not specifically target Virginia, attended no trade shows ...