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Hansel’s Canned Herring, Inc. advertises, markets, distributes, and sells Hansel’s herring products in all 50 states. Hansel’s is incorporated and has its principal place of business in Maine. Ethel, a Virginia resident, purchases a can of Hansel’s at a store in Portland, Maine, where she was visiting relatives, used it in a picnic dish she made, and became deadly ill eating the product, with medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Ethel recovers, returns to Virginia, and files suit in a Virginia federal court. As such:

  1. Hansel’s can dismiss the case because the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction.
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