The act of state doctrine defeated this antitrust suit against the salt production company that was 51% owned by the Mexican government and 49% owned by Mitsubishi.  The action was essentially a challenge to Mexico’s exploitation of its own natural resources through a government-controlled entity.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Wardlaw, J.); August 15, 2018; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22631