Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was established in 1891 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The court has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

Originally the Fifth Circuit also covered district courts in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, but on October 1, 1981, under Public Law 96-452, the courts in these districts were moved under the jurisdiction of the new Eleventh Circuit. Learn about the historic Fifth Circuit courthouse here.

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


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Mitchell Stevens v. Darrel Vannoy, et al
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 14-31259
Brian Justice v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20615
USA v. Eduardo Ontiveros
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51121
USA v. Sergio Lagos
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20146
USA v. Francisco Garcia-Vazquez
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40920
USA v. Francisco Garcia-Vazquez
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40921
Joshua Conlan v. Michael King, et al
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50786
USA v. Tony Alvarez
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10178
USA v. Kevin Hudson
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10524
Settlement Funding, LLC v. Rapid Settlements  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20109

Justia Opinion Summary: Peachtree filed suit against Rapid for tortious interference with its contracts. Peachtree and Rapid are two companies in the business of identifying individuals who are the beneficiaries of structured settlements, which...

Cantu Services, Incorporated v. Melvin Frazier, et
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-31035
USA v. Maria Martinez
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40874
USA v. Jose Martinez-Vargas
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41001
Raybourne and Dean Conslt Ltd. v. Metrica, Incorpo
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50888
Gonzalez v. United States  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60062

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was injured while riding her bicycle over a ramp at DeSoto National Forest, she filed suit against government officials under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2671-2680. Plaintiff alleged tha...