Plant v. Blazer Financial Services
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
598 F.2d 1357 (5th Cir. 1979)
Plant (plaintiff) executed a note in favor of Blazer (defendant) for $2,520 and later sued Blazer for failure to make disclosures required by the Truth-in-Lending Act. Blazer counterclaimed for the unpaid balance. The court found for Plant on the truth-in-lending claim and for Blazer on the counterclaim and offset Plant’s award accordingly. Plant appealed, alleging that the court lacked jurisdiction based either on diversity of citizenship or a federal question to decide the counterclaim.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Roney, J.)