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
USA v. Carlos Samayoa-Pineda
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50671
USA v. Federico Gomez-Cruz
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51157
USA v. Federico Gomez-Cruz
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-51165
Harold McGee, et al v. Citi Mortgage, Incorporated
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10899
Larry Doiron, Inc. v. Specialty Rental Tools & Supply  
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-30217

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a dispute over a contract to perform flow-back services to improve the performance of an offshore natural-gas well when performance eventually required the use of a crane barge. At issue was the...

USA v. Daniel Aguirre-Romero
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-40231
USA v. Luis Esparza-Casillas
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-41159
Cruz v. Abbott  
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50519

Justia Opinion Summary: House Bill 11 added a new basis of liability while limiting a Texas statute's, Tex. Penal Code 20.05, reach to those who smuggle persons with "the intent to obtain a pecuniary benefit." Two of the plaintiffs in this case...

Mohammed Uddin v. Jeff Sessions
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60151
Lesly Gatheright v. Norman Clark, et al
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-60364
Matthew Heslep v. Rick Thaler, et al
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-20686
USA v. Jose Hernandez
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-41123
Tomas Vizcarra v. Kenneth Reagans, Warden
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50522
USA v. Jose Zavala-Bonilla
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-50882
Esteban Poscual-Jimenez v. Jeff Sessions
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-60550