Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Sitting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was established in 1891 and serves the areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. It exercises appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court is particularly known for its influential decisions in the area of business and commercial disputes due to its jurisdiction over Delaware, the state in which over 50 percent of publicly traded companies are incorporated.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
William Gilson v. Pennsylvania State Police
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2144
Robert Ramey v. John Reilly, Jr.
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4049
In re: Horizon Healthcare Inc. Data Breach Litigation  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-2309, 15-2309

Justia Opinion Summary: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield provides health insurance products and services to approximately 3.7 million members. Two laptop computers, containing sensitive personal information about members, were stolen from Horizo...

Michael Wheeler v. Jersey City Police Department
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1869
Younes Kabbaj v. American School of Tangier
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3397
Zoe Parker v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3250
Sye Newton v. City of Wilmington
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3298
Stanley Holmes v. Christopher Holmes
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1665
In re: Vehicle Carrier Services Antitrust Litigations  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3353

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs used ocean common carriers to transport vehicles between foreign countries and the United States. Direct purchaser plaintiffs made arrangements with and received vehicles directly from the carriers, while ind...

Charles Shumanis v. County of Lehigh
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2017
American Atelier Inc v. Materials Inc
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2107
David Colvin v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2213
USA v. Hector Roldan-Luna
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3118
USA v. Barbara Stanley
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3935
Park v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1795

Justia Opinion Summary: Park, a citizen of South Korea, was ordered removed in 2009, in part for submitting fraudulent documents in support of his visa application. He claims that he subsequently became eligible for a “section 212(i)” waiver o...