Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Sitting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was established in 1891 and serves the areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. It exercises appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court is particularly known for its influential decisions in the area of business and commercial disputes due to its jurisdiction over Delaware, the state in which over 50 percent of publicly traded companies are incorporated.

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


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
C.A.H. v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2804
Mary LaRochelle v. Wilmac Corp
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3349
Curto v. Country Place Condominium Association, Inc.  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1212

Justia Opinion Summary: Curto wanted to swim with her family after work. Lusardi wanted to swim with his wife, who had disabilities after a series of strokes and needed pool therapy to recover. They lived at A Country Place; its Condominium As...

Fulton v. Philadelphia  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2574

Justia Opinion Summary: A reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer informed Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services in March 2018 that two of its agencies would not work with same-sex couples as foster parents. Human Services considered such...

Bonnie Cruickshank-Wallace v. CNA Financial Corp
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3635
Tryg Insurance v. CH Robinson Worldwide Inc
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3768
USA v. Rafi Smith
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1633
Shawn Moore v. Brian Luffey
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1716
Liem v. Attorney General United States  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1955

Justia Opinion Summary: Liem, a citizen of Indonesia, is ethnically Chinese and a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. In Indonesia, Liem witnessed and experienced persecution based on belonging to these groups. In 1999, he obtained a six-month vis...

Cabrera v. Attorney General United States  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2192

Justia Opinion Summary: Cabrera, born in the Dominican Republic in 1979, was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1988. Two years later, he was adopted by a natural born U.S. citizen, Attenborough. Had he been Attenborough’s b...

Cable Line Inc v. Comcast Cable Communications o
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2316
Ernest Keys v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3647
Gwendolyn Wilson v.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1522
USA v. Miguel Jiminez
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1296
Richard Collins v. City of Philadelphia
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2162