Replay Baseball is incorporated in Delaware and Nucky directs all of the companyâ€™s activities from a store in Attleboro, MA. The store and headquarters are on interstate 95 on the Rhode Island border so Nucky has constructed a number of purple billboards to advertise the business. Aside from customers visiting and buying baseballs at the store, other orders are sent online from Replay Baseballâ€™s website which contains an order form. Customers then visit the store and pick up the merchandise.
Ninety percent of Replay Baseballâ€™s sales are to Rhode Island residents.
Nelson, a Rhode Island resident, had just returned from the Replay Baseball store where he had picked up a baseball he had ordered online. All of a sudden, the twine of the baseball exploded injuring Nelson. Nelson files a complaint in a federal trial court in Rhode Island against Replay Baseball.