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Stream of Commerce Theory

'''stream-of-commerce theory'''.
'''1.''' The principle that  state may exercise personal jurisdiction over a defendant if the defendant places a product in the general marketplace and the product causes injury or damage in the forum of the state, as long as the defendant also takes other acts to establish some connection with the forum state, as by advertising there or by hiring someone to serve as a sales agent there.  ''Asahi Metal Indus. Co., Ltd. v. Superior Court of Cal.'', 480 U.S. 102, 107 S.Ct. 1026 (1987).
'''2.''' The principle that a person who participates in placing a defective product in the general marketplace is strictly liable for harm caused by the product.
(''Black's Law Dictionary'' 8th ed., © 2004 West Publishing)