Bloomberg Law
Sept. 27, 2018, 1:34 PMUpdated: Sept. 27, 2018, 9:40 PM

Home Depot Wins SCOTUS Look at Consumer Class Suit (1)

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper

Home Depot USA Inc. convinced the U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 27 to review whether a consumer class action alleging misleading sales tactics can stay in state court via a procedural tactic decried by defense attorneys.

The company’s position as a third-party defendant in the case doesn’t allow it to invoke federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act, which applies to big money class suits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in January. The Seventh Circuit came to a similar conclusion in a suit raising the same claims against Home Depot in 2017.

The Supreme Court’s ...

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