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
Antonio Greco v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1586
Shawn Murray v. Daniel Keen
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3117
In re: Titus  
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3701

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, the Titus & McConomy law firm dissolved and, apparently, abandoned its commercial lease. Titus joined the Schnader firm, which deposited Titus’s wages into a bank account he owned jointly with his wife. The land...

USA v. Tozine Tiller
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1050
Daniel Pochopin v. Johnson Controls Inc
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1920
Aybar v. Secretary United States Department of Homeland Security  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1462

Justia Opinion Summary: The U Visa, created under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, 114 Stat. 1464, grants temporary legal status to victims of specified crimes who have cooperated or are likely to cooperate in the...

Bryan v. Government of the Virgin Islands  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1941

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2011 Virgin Islands Economic Stability Act (VIESA) sought to reduce government spending by reducing payroll while continuing to provide necessary public services. VIESA offered some of the government’s most expensive...

USA v. Luis Saldana-Figueroa
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2111
Vincent McCrudden v. USA
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2343
Caterbone v. Lancaster City Bureau
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2738
Alson Alston v.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2949
Mahnaz Farzan v. Reza Farzan
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2962
Brandon Fake v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3590
Mohammed ZiZi v. Kathleen Bausman
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1684
Anthony Viola v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1757