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Contaminated oysters served at a Roanoke restaurant were placed in the "stream of commerce" by a Connecticut seafood supplier, and thus served as the basis for the Western District of Virginia to exercise personal jurisdiction over the out-of-state seafood supplier. Since the oysters at issue traveled through several different distributors and suppliers before reaching Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse in Roanoke, the original supplier had argued that the was no personal jurisdiction over him given his lack of contacts with Virginia. Comment?
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