536 US 956 Dole Food Co et al. v. Patrickson et al.
536 U.S. 956
DOLE FOOD CO. ET AL.
PATRICKSON ET AL.; and
DEAD SEA BROMINE CO., LTD., ET AL.
PATRICKSON ET AL.
Supreme Court of the United States.
June 28, 2002.
C. A. 9th Cir. Certiorari granted limited to the following questions: "1. Whether a corporation is an `agency or instrumentality' if a foreign state owns a majority of the shares of a corporate enterprise that in turn owns a majority of the shares of the corporation. 2. Whether a corporation is an `agency or instrumentality' if a foreign state owned a majority of the shares of the corporation at the time of the events giving rise to litigation, but the foreign state does not own a majority of those shares at the time that a plaintiff commences a suit against the corporation." Cases consolidated, and a total of one hour allotted for oral argument. Reported below: 251 F. 3d 795.