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
USA v. Tyshaun St. Vallier
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1386
Assem Abulkhair v. FBI
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1484
Assem Abulkhair v. FBI
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1930
Nancy Livi v. Hyatt Hotels Corp
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3646
Afoluso Adesanya v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2368
M. K. v. Prestige Academy Charter Schoo
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2575
Lonnie Spellman v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2820
Paul Cox v. UPS Inc
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2989
USA v. Rogelio Lopez-Batista
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3327
United States v. Holena  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit vacated Defendant’s sentence, which included as a condition of his supervised release from prison a restriction on Defendant’s possession or use of computers or other electronic communication devices, h...

Nguyen v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3654

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant, a police officer, on Plaintiff’s action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983, holding that the district court correctly found that...

In re: Ann Miller v.
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3762
Corey Lane v. State of New Jersey
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1755
Despina Smalis v.
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1880
USA v. Lacey Graves
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2809