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
John Stancu v. Starwood Hotels and Resorts, et al
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11285
USA v. Donald Richardson
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-30611
USA v. Jose Lara-Garcia
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40108
USA v. Carlos Perez-De Leon
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-40761
USA v. Victor Moreno-Ruiz
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41674
Plains Cotton Cooperative Assn v. Gary Gray, et al
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-10806
USA v. Mario Cuevas-Pena
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40034
USA v. Jose Garza
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40554
USA v. Miguel Alarcon-Vega
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40559
USA v. Hernan Lazo-Mendez
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-40598
Don Powers, et al v. Northside Indep School Dist
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-50193
Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co.  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-41384

Justia Opinion Summary: BD and RTI are competitors in the market for syringes of various types and IV catheters. This appeal arises from a $340 million jury verdict (after trebling) entered against BD for its alleged attempt to monopolize the U...

USA v. Ricky Madrigal
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11273
USA v. Richard Madrigal
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11275
James Morrow, et al v. Barry Washington
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-41233