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
Collins v. Mary Kay Inc  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3178

Justia Opinion Summary: Collins, who worked as a Mary Kay beauty consultant in New Jersey, brought a putative class action, claiming that Mary Kay policies and practices violated the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. Mary Kay, a Texas-based company,...

David Zamos v. McNeil PPC Inc
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1217
Steven Johnson v. Warden Canaan USP
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1981
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2590
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2614
Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2641
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2727
Amin Rashid v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2876
Cottrell v. Alcon Laboratories  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2015

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants manufacture and distribute FDA-approved prescription eye drop medications for treating conditions such as glaucoma. Bottles are pre-packaged with a fixed volume of medication; labeling does not indicate how ma...

Hayes v. Harvey  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2692

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hayes family is a low-income family whose rent is subsidized by enhanced voucher assistance under the Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437f(t) (Section 8). Because an ordinary voucher does not cover a tenant’s rent to...

USA v. Jerel Jackson
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2865
In re: Bressman  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3244

Justia Opinion Summary: Represented by Folkenflik, Plaintiffs, victims of Bressman’s manipulation of stock prices, brought civil securities fraud and RICO claims against Bressman and others. Bressman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Plaintiffs...

USA v. Javier Perez
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3365
Janice Lee v. TMZ Productions Inc
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2736
Zimmerman v. Corbett  
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3384

Justia Opinion Summary: Zimmerman, a former employee of the Pennsylvania legislature, sued current and former high ranking officials of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including a former Attorney General who subsequently became Governor, unde...