No. 91-2040.

932 F.2d 1518 (1991)

In re SHELL OIL COMPANY, Castle & Cooke, Inc., Dole Fresh Fruit Company, Standard Fruit Company, Standard Fruit and Steamship Company, and Occidental Chemical Corporation, Petitioners.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied July 29, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Tobi A. Tabor, James P. Cooney, Royston, Rayzon, Vickery & Williams, Houston, Tex., for Castle & Cooke, et al.

R. Burton Ballanfant, Shell Oil Co., Jose Berlanga, Hirsch, Glover, Robinson & Sheiness, Houston, Tex., for Shell Oil Co.

Stephen C. Lewis, Sanford Svetcov, Landels, Ripley & Diamond, San Francisco, Cal., W. Arthur Lindsay, Thomas V. Erdos, Jr., Kirk & Lindsay, Houston, Tex., for Occidental Chemical Corp.

F. Walter Conrad, Michael Samford, Baker & Botts, Houston, Tex., for Dow Chemical Co.

Charles S. Siegel, Baron & Budd, Dallas, Tex., for Gerardo A. Castillo, et al.

Before POLITZ, DAVIS and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied July 29, 1991.

W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:

A large number of Costa Rican nationals sued several defendants in Texas state court. The plaintiffs alleged that a chemical manufactured and used by the defendants in Costa Rican banana plantations rendered them sterile. On October 24, 1990, the defendants removed the case to the United States District Court in Houston. On November 27, 1990, the plaintiffs moved to remand...

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