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
United States v. Jackson  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3712

Justia Opinion Summary: Before his trial for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 846, Jackson unsuccessfully moved to suppress evidence of coconspirators’ cellphone calls intercepted as authorized by court orders....

Aurora Paradisis v. Englewood Hospital Medical Cen
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3616
Julie Charbonneau v. Chartis Property Casualty Co
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3549
Patricia Jennings-Fowler v. City of Scranton
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1256
Kaseen Dobson v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1006
United States v. Brown  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3754

Justia Opinion Summary: Brown and others were charged in a 69-count indictment with crimes related to multiple conspiracies to purchase, transport, and distribute cocaine as part of an enterprise organized by Tapia, a Virgin Islands law enforce...

United States v. Douglas  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1754

Justia Opinion Summary: Douglas was charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 846, and conspiracy to engage in money laundering, 18 U.S.C. 1956(h). While on bail...

Cedric Paige v. City of New Brunswick
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2596
Travis Conklin v. Hale
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1181
Jelani Solomon v. USA
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2983
Jehan Mir v. Andrew Behnke
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3256
USA v. Derrick Godfrey
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3469
James Thompson v. Norman Howard
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3338
Jayvon Wright v. City of Wilmington
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2722
Judy Thorpe v. State of New Jersey
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3224