Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was established in 1891 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The court has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

Originally the Fifth Circuit also covered district courts in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, but on October 1, 1981, under Public Law 96-452, the courts in these districts were moved under the jurisdiction of the new Eleventh Circuit. Learn about the historic Fifth Circuit courthouse here.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Sahara Health Care, Inc. v. Azar  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-41120

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the government's motion to dismiss Sahara's suit for injunctive relief in a Medicare recoupment case, holding that the government provided Sahara adequate process....

USA v. Xavier Lister
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-10125
Franklin v. Regions Bank  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-30684

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs contracted with Regions Bank for it to manage, as their agent, their mineral interests in a large tract of land, Regions signed a lease extension with a third party, intending to extend the lease for onl...

United States v. Soriano  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50832

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained during a traffic stop. The search of defendant's vehicle revealed a suitcase that contained nine bundles of cocai...

USA v. Dejon Overton
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-50948
USA v. Cole Crocker
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51152
USA v. Marcos Choc-Uselo
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50036
USA v. Marcos Choc-Uselo
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-50037
Luz Cerritos-Quintanilla, et al v. William Barr, U
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-60813
William Burch v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-11175
ATOM Instrument Corporation, et al v. Petroleum An
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20151
ATOM Instrument Corporation, et al v. Petroleum An
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-20371
Isreal Hudgins v. Jeffery Catoe, et al
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-40543
Diverse Enterprises, Ltd. Co., et al v. Beyond Int
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-51121
Olayo Castillo-Carballo v. William Barr, U. S. Att
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-60411