Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Established in 1891 and located in Richmond, Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit exercises appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court is considered mid-sized among the US Circuit Courts, with 15 authorized judgeships. The Judges in this circuit continue the unique tradition of stepping down from the bench after oral argument to shake the hands of the attorneys in the case. Read a detailed history of the Fourth Circuit here.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Clayland Farm Enterprises, LLC v. Talbot County, Maryland
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1755
Leichling v. Honeywell International, Inc.  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2263

Justia Opinion Summary: Survivors of John R. Leichling filed suit against Honeywell, alleging that Mr. Leichling’s fatal lung cancer resulted from exposure to toxins during his employment at the Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, w...

Seaside Farm, Inc. v. United States  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2562

Justia Opinion Summary: Seaside filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671-2680, alleging that the FDA negligently issued a contamination warning in response to an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul that devalued...

US v. David Parker
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4023
US v. Terence Houston
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4804
US v. Silvestre Cuadra-Nunez
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-4814
Rosa del Arevalo de Arriola v. Loretta Lynch
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1132
Freddie Kelly v. SunTrust Bank
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1310
Jaamal Fleming v. Virginia State University
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1364
US v. Jerrell Broadie
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4034
US v. Deonte Spicer
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4055
US v. Eugene Williams
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-4137
Mario Herrera-Umanzor v. Tom Smith
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-6729
US v. Derrick Simmons
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7026
Cissy Mazzi v. Loretta Lynch
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1408