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
USA v. Johnathan Alvarez
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-40900
USA v. John Cabello
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10001
USA v. Jonathan Smock
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10236
Johnson v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10257

Justia Opinion Summary: In this mortgage foreclosure case, the district court rejected all but one claim and entered a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 54(b) judgment allowing an appeal before the final claim was resolved. Thirty days passe...

USA v. Kevin Contreras
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10345
Living Benefits Asset Mgmt v. Kestrel Aircraft Com
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-10510
Ramon Torres v. Denise Collins, et al
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20434
In Re: JPMorgan Chase & Co.  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-20825

Justia Opinion Summary: Chase petitioned for writ of mandamus after the district court conditionally certified a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action and directed that approximately 42,000 current and former Chase employees receive...

Noranda Alumina, L.L.C. v. Associated Terminals, L
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-30401
USA v. Pablo Ruelas
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40056
USA v. Saul Garcia-Sanchez
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40088
USA v. Saul Garcia-Sanchez
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40088
USA v. Juan Infante-Landa
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-40631
USA v. Chad Bennett
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50068
Nautilus, Incorporated v. ICON Health & Fitness, I
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-50097