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Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson, 17–1471

On a question of civil procedure, held that a third-party counterclaim defendant -- that is, a party brought into a lawsuit through a counterclaim filed by the original defendant -- may not remove a class-action counterclaim from state court to federal court. Justice Thomas, joined by the four liberal justices, delivered the opinion of a 5-4 Court in this debt collection lawsuit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/05/28

Judges

  • Thomas

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Counsel