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Subject to suit in a court of law.

su′a·bil′i·ty n.


(ˈsjuːəbəl) or


(Law) liable to be sued in a court
[C17: from sue + -able]
ˌsuaˈbility, ˌsueaˈbility n


(ˈsu ə bəl)

liable to be sued; capable of being sued.
su`a•bil′i•ty, n.
su′a•bly, adv.
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As a general matter, entities which meet the definition of an 'agency or instrumentality of a foreign state' could assume a variety of forms, including a state trading corporation, a mining enterprise, a transport organization such as a shipping line or airline, a steel company, a central bank, an export association, a governmental procurement agency or a department or ministry which acts and is suable in its own name.
10) The Taft-Hartley amendments to the NLRA, though widely decried by organized labor as a "slave labor act" principally for imposing restrictions and injunctions upon national emergency disputes which affected health and safety, (11) restricted various forms of union strike activity, and made unions suable for breach of a no-strike pledge (12)--did not appear to interfere with union growth and left the country's commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining unamended