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No CAFA removal for “additional counter-defendants” (access required)

Where an original defendant makes counterclaims naming additional parties as counter-defendants, those additional parties are not entitled to remove the claims against them to federal court even under the permissive standards of the Class Action Fairness Act. Original Plaintiff Citibank, N.A., filed a debt-collection action against Defendant/Appellee George W. Jackson in North Carolina state court, arising ...