Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issue: Whether, under the Class Action Fairness Act – which permits “any defendant” in a state-court class action to remove the action to federal court if it satisfies certain jurisdictional requirements – an original defendant to a class-action claim that was originally asserted as a counterclaim against a co-defendant can remove the class action to federal court if it otherwise satisfies the jurisdictional requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|Apr 23 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 25, 2018)|
|May 14 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 18 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 25, 2018.|
|May 22 2018||Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.|
|May 25 2018||Brief amici curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. and Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.|
|May 25 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed.|
|Jun 25 2018||Brief of respondent George W. Jackson in opposition filed.|
|Jul 10 2018||Reply of petitioner Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. filed.|
|Jul 11 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.|