3rd Circuit (incl. bankruptcy)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has appellate jurisdiction over several US states including: The District of Delaware, District of New Jersey, and the Districts of Eastern/Western/Middle Pennsylvania. The Third Circuit also manifests its jurisdictional power over the US Virgin Islands.

Unlike the 12-other circuit courts in the United States, the Third Circuit was created under the IV Amendment rather than the III, which the other courts were created under. There are a total of 11 courthouses in the Third Circuit. The main courthouse, for the Third Circuit is James A. Byrne United States Courthouse in Philadelphia, PA. The US District Court for Delaware is in Wilmington. The Eastern District of New Jersey is in Newark. In Pennsylvania, the Eastern District is in Philadelphia, Middle District in Scranton, and Western District sits in Pittsburgh. The District for the US Virgin Islands is in Charlotte Amalie, USVI.

The Third Circuit is highly influential in setting precedent and hearing cases which deal with major corporations. More than half of the major companies in the United States are incorporated in Delaware. Because of this lawsuit dealing with such corporations are typically heard by the District Court in the State. Cases where a state court lacks personal jurisdiction over individuals initiating a lawsuit typically go through the Circuit Courts.  

There are currently 14 active judges appointed under the Third Circuit and 11 senior judges. David Brooks Smith is the chief judge of the Third Circuit.

Several cases have been heard by the Third Circuit, a recent decision Piscataway School Board v Taxman (1996) was a case which dealt with racial-diversity. The ruling served as precedent for future Section VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 cases. This is just one of the many cases which has set judicial precedent for future cases in the District.  

The National Law Review covers litigation between major corporations and individual petitioners, bankruptcy proceedings, stockholder and derivative actions, appeals to the tax court, and bankruptcy petitions. Cases arising from Constitutional rights, federal duties, and cases which don’t fall under individual state courts’ jurisdiction are also highly covered on the website.

Date Title Organization
26
Feb
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert February 26, 2024 (For the week ending February 25, 2024) Pierce Atwood LLP
26
Feb
Mallinckrodt Trust Asserts Novel Argument in Response to Safe Harbor Defense (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
Feb
What is Required to Allege Standing in Cases Alleging Invasion of Privacy? Third Circuit Weighs In. Robinson & Cole LLP
22
Feb
Mintz IRA Update — Legal Challenges to the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program Continue Mintz
21
Feb
FTX: Forcing The Examiner Mandate in the Third Circuit Mintz
20
Feb
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - February 20, 2024 (For the week ending February 18, 2024) Pierce Atwood LLP
20
Feb
When the Investigation Becomes the Lawsuit… Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
19
Feb
Federal Court Rules That Online-Only Retailer’s Website Is Not a ‘Place of Public Accommodation’ Under the ADA Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
19
Feb
“OVERZEALOUS”: AFLAC Faces New TCPA Class Action In Pennsylvania And I have that Duck’s Voice Stuck In My Head Now Troutman Amin, LLP
14
Feb
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - February 14, 2024 (For the week ending February 11, 2024) Pierce Atwood LLP
13
Feb
Class Action Litigation Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
8
Feb
EnforceMintz — 2023 Brings Uptick in Cybersecurity Enforcement, Insight Into Potential Risks Mintz
5
Feb
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - February 5, 2024 (For the week ending February 4, 2024) Pierce Atwood LLP
2
Feb
COMMON CARRIER LIABILITY: Chase Data Caught in Perrong TCPA Suit Claiming Carrier “Directly Involved” With Alleged Illegal Calls Troutman Amin, LLP
2
Feb
NO PERSONAL TCPA LIABILITY!: Court Throws out Claims Against a TCPA Defendant’s Owner And It Is Really Good News Troutman Amin, LLP
30
Jan
Telehealth’s Roadblock: The Issue with State Licensure Requirements Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
29
Jan
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert January 29, 2024 (For the week ending January 28, 2024) Pierce Atwood LLP
24
Jan
The VPPA (Video Privacy Protection Act) Class Action – Is this Tide Still Coming in? Or Going Out? Polsinelli PC
24
Jan
“No Preservatives” Claim Challenged Keller and Heckman LLP
24
Jan
Climate Change Litigation – State Tort Cases Move Ahead Blank Rome LLP
23
Jan
Be Transparent! Obscured Arbitration Terms Risk Unenforceability in Court Troutman Amin, LLP
22
Jan
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - January 22, 2024 (For the week ending January 21, 2024) Pierce Atwood LLP
19
Jan
Back to the Basics: Court Clarifies that the TCPA’s Section 227(c) Applies to Cell Phones Troutman Amin, LLP
2
Jan
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - January 2, 2024 (For the week ending December 31, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
26
Dec
Eleventh Circuit Deepens Circuit Split Over Causation Standard for FMLA Retaliation Claims Proskauer Rose LLP
26
Dec
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - December 26, 2023 (For the Week Ending December 24, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
22
Dec
Privacy Class Action Spotlight: Latest Wave of Wiretap Class Actions Continues Despite Dismissals as Plaintiffs Try New Approaches Proskauer Rose LLP
19
Dec
Just Browsing? Courts Differ on Whether Website Users Lack Article III Standing for Wiretapping Claims Hunton Andrews Kurth
19
Dec
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - December 19, 2023 (For the week ending December 17, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
14
Dec
Third Circuit Provides Guidance on Reviewability of Constructive Approvals Resulting From FERC Deadlocks in PJM Focused-MOPR Appeal Bracewell LLP
13
Dec
Federal Circuit Evaluates Impact of the Final Written Decision (FWD) in a Parallel Inter-Partes Review (IPR) on District Court’s decision of Invalidity and Infringement Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Dec
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - December 12, 2023 (For the week ending December 10, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
12
Dec
COVID Vaccine Class Action Reminds Employers to Individually Consider Accommodations Hunton Andrews Kurth
4
Dec
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - December 4, 2023 (For the week ending December 3, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
30
Nov
Second Circuit Establishes Practical Pleading Requirement for Prohibited Transaction Claims Under ERISA Section 406(a)(1)(C) Proskauer Rose LLP
30
Nov
(US) Delaware Bankruptcy Court Strikes Down Global Rockport Settlement Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Nov
Federal Courts Continue to Grapple with Causation in Anti-Kickback-Based False Claims Act Cases Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Nov
People Don’t Come to See the Tattoo, They Come to See the Show Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Nov
Preemption Questions Continue as FTC and NLRB Fight Restrictive Covenants Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
27
Nov
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - November 27, 2023 (For the week ending November 26, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
20
Nov
Large Corporate Bankruptcy Filings Surged in First Half of 2023 Cornerstone Research
20
Nov
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - November 20, 2023 (For the week ending November 19, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
17
Nov
Parallel Derivative Action Settlements Update Cornerstone Research
14
Nov
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert - November 14, 2023 (For the week ending November 12, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
13
Nov
Standing Room Only: SCOTUS Accepts Review of Circuit Split on Whether Insurer is a Party in Interest in Policyholder’s Bankruptcy Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Nov
Sorry—No Finality, No Injunction, No Appellate Jurisdiction McDermott Will & Emery
9
Nov
A Different Type of Transfer Portal? Supreme Court Looking at Employment Transfer Discrimination Case Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
2
Nov
Energy & Sustainability IP Updates — November 2023 Mintz
1
Nov
PFAS Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Update: New Protein Supplement Case In NY CMBG3 Law
30
Oct
Atlantic City Hotels Turn Attention to Vegas Courthouse in Pricing Algorithms Case Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
 

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