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 US 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
In re: Allergan ERISA Litigation  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2729

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs are participants in the Allergan Savings and Investment Plan, which provides various investment options, including an employee stock ownership feature for buying Allergan stock. According to the plaintiffs...

Porter v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3105

Justia Opinion Summary: Porter co-owned property with a partner. His wife, Debra, held an unrecorded $2.8 million mortgage on the property. Unbeknownst to Porter, his partner obtained a second mortgage on the property from Commerce. That mortg...

Linda Taylor v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2962
Frederick Nahas v. Shore Medical Center
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3433
Wander Pires-Paiva v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1290
Armand Andreozzi v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3577
Charles Brown v. William Sprenkle
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3200
Daniel Heffley v. Kimberly Steele
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3446
Lenwood Hamilton v. Lester Speight
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3495
C. George v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1023
Robson De Maria v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1205
In re: David Robinson v.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2034
In re: David Robinson v.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2053
El v. City of Pittsburgh  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2856

Justia Opinion Summary: Pittsburgh Lieutenant Kacsuta saw brothers Beyshaud and Will leaving a store and thought that Beyshaud was holding synthetic marijuana, which reportedly was being sold from the store. She followed them, calling for backu...

Morning Sun Books, Inc. v. Division Point Models, Inc.
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3510