Chicago Partner Rusty Perdew Quoted in Law360 on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Giving “Final Approval” to Tactic Used to Keep Class Action Counterclaims From Being Removed to Federal Court

May 28, 2019

Chicago Partner Rusty Perdew, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Consumer Products, Retail & Franchise Industry Group and a member of the Firm’s Class Actions Practice Group, provided comment to Law360 on Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled counterclaim defendants can’t invoke the Class Action Fairness Act to create federal jurisdiction for certain class actions.

The ruling “does give final approval to a tactic that the plaintiffs’ bar can use to manipulate jurisdiction so as to keep otherwise removable class actions in state court,” Perdew said.

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