Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US 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 US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Plummer v. University of Houston  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20350

Justia Opinion Summary: After the University found that two former students violated the University's sexual misconduct policy, the students filed suit alleging that they were denied constitutional due process and were discriminated against in...

James Wetherbe v. Texas Tech University System, et
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10458
USA v. Eric Cruz
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11098
Daniel Hudson v. Lubbock Police Department, et al
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-11185
Willis Wiley v. American Zurich Insurance Co.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-20183
Credeur v. Louisiana  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30658

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her employer, the Office of Attorney General for the State of Louisiana (DOJ), alleging failure to accommodate, harassment, and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act...

Jeffery Fussell v. Darrell Vannoy
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30808
Jonathan Rodriguez-Ruiz v. Becky Clay
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30833
USA v. German Lopez-Ayala
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40073
USA v. Joshua Ford
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40773
USA v. Tariq Mahmood
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41315
Allan Story v. Ralph Strother, et al
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50658
USA v. Lamart Kwaja
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50755
Marino Sandoval-Ramirez v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60146
Donald Patton v. J & K Logging, L.L.C.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60836