Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson


(United States Supreme Court) – 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.