No. 91-2044.

932 F.2d 1523 (1991)

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

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied July 29, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Tobi A. Tabor and James P. Cooney, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, Houston, Tex., for Castle, Dole, Standard Fruit Co. and Standard F & S Co.

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

Charles S. Siegel, Baron & Budd, Dallas, Tex., for appellee.

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

Before POLITZ, DAVIS, and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied July 29, 1991.

BARKSDALE, Circuit Judge:

The petitioners, defendants in state court lawsuits consolidated after removal to the district court, seek a writ of mandamus concerning the district court granting the plaintiffs' remand motion. We GRANT the petition and VACATE the remand order.


In a companion case, In re Shell Oil Co., et al., 932 F.2d 1518, discussed...

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