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
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...

Albert Fields, Jr. v. City of Salem Housing Authorit
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1735
Anthony Mina v. United States District Court
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1768
Charles Talbert v. Corizon Inc
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2144
Simeon Bozic v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2238
Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American Future Systems Inc.  
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2685

Justia Opinion Summary: Progressive publishes and sells business publications, using sales representatives who are paid an hourly wage plus bonuses based on the number of sales per hour while they are logged onto their workstation computers. Pr...

Guy Wilmot v. Marriott Hurghada Management
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3211
Desmond Martin v. Gearhart
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3839
Stanley Caterbone v. National Security Agency
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1904
USA v. Shaun Rosiere
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2003
John Orange v. Starion Energy PA Inc
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1949
Trotter v. 7R Holdings LLC  
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1967

Justia Opinion Summary: Rubi, a U.S. citizen, is the Director of 7R Holdings LLC, which has its principal place of business in Puerto Rico. Holdings holds 7R Charters, which owned M/Y Olga, a yacht registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)...

Saundra Russell v. City of Philadelphia
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3680
Onesimus Gayemen v. Allentown School District
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4367
USA v. Andrea Forsythe
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1019