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Plant v. Blazer Financial Services

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
598 F.2d 1357 (5th Cir. 1979)


Facts

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.

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