When ruling whether an entity acts under color of state law, courts may consider: 1.) whether the entity acts pursuant to the coercive power of the state or is controlled by the state; 2.) whether the state provides significant encouragement to the entity or the entity's functions are entwined with state policies; and 3.) whether the state has delegated the entity a public function.
Kaufman v. All Seasons Marine Works Inc.
U.S. District Court
October 29, 2012