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
Hans Scheing v. Officer Casey Fountain
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1007
Steven Lazar v. Superintendent Fayette SCI
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1491
USA v. Avery Sollenberger
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2537
Charles Talbert v. Correctional Dental Associates
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2700
Mary Bush v. Kimberly Goodall
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3568
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. President United States  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3679

Justia Opinion Summary: Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic congregation serving the elderly poor of all backgrounds, operates homes for the elderly, all of which adhere to the same religious beliefs. A religious nonprofit corporation...

Larry Dusenbery v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1148
Marvin Mathis v. Attorney General New Jersey
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2083
United States v. James  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2536

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, former Virgin Islands Senator James was charged with wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1343, and federal programs embezzlement, 18 U.S.C. 666(a)(1)(A), stemming from his use of legislative funds to ostensibly obtain histori...

Kalu Kalu v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2733
William Turner v. John Wetzel
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1158
GBForefront LP v. Forefront Management Group LLC  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3905

Justia Opinion Summary: GBForefront, a limited partnership, sued FMG, an LLC, alleging diversity jurisdiction (28 U.S.C. 1332) because GBForefront’s general partner was an LLC whose sole member was a “resident” of Pennsylvania; none of FMG’s me...

Shawn Wilmoth v. Secretary of the State of New
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1925
Brad Toby v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2488
Donovan Estrada-Grajeda v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2668