Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Created in 1981, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

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Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
USA v. Geoffrey Douglas Floyd
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11034
USA v. Javis Wilson
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10652
USA v. Travis Demond Johnson
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-11327
Chad Parchment-Berry v. U.S. Attorney General
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-12114
Joshua Moore v. GEICO General Insurance Company
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 14-13556, 14-13356, 17-13655
Freyre v. Chronister  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-11231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, in conducting child-protective investigations under a grant agreement with the Florida Department of Children and Families, does not act as an arm of the state entitled to Eleven...

Steven Goncalves v. Secretary, Department of Corrections, et al.
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10882
USA v. Nana Ama Owusua
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-10908
Ronald David Jones v. Gadsden County Schools, et al
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-13166
USA v. Mahmoud Aldissi, et al.
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-14193
Carbone v. Cable News Network, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-10812

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against CNN for publishing a series of allegedly defamatory news reports about him and the medical center he administered. The district court denied CNN's motion to strike the complaint under the Geo...

Guillen v. U.S. Attorney General  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12247

Justia Opinion Summary: Fla. Stat. 893.13(6)(a), cocaine possession, is divisible by the identity of the drug possessed, permitting the use of the modified categorical approach to determine what substance was involved in a particular offense. T...

USA v. Joseph Martinez
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-12530
USA v,. Richard Craig Heiniz
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-14460
Caron v. NCL (Bahamas), Ltd.  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-15008

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against NCL, the owner and operator of a cruise ship, alleging negligence claims after he fell down an emergency-exit hatch in an area designated for crew members only. The Eleventh Circuit held that...