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
13
Oct
EEOC’s Proposed Regulation for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Contemplates Abortion-Related Accommodations Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
13
Oct
HUGE SHIFT: Third Circuit Court of Appeals Hands Down INCREDIBLE Standing Ruling That May End the Scourge Of TCPA Class Actions and it is WONDERFUL Troutman Amin, LLP
13
Oct
SCOTUS Cert Recap: SCOTUS Adds 12 Cases To Docket, Including On Free Speech, Takings, Constitutional Remedies, And Claim Accrual Barnes & Thornburg LLP
9
Oct
Crypto Fraud Corrections: When the “Blue Wall” is Pierced Norris McLaughlin P.A.
5
Oct
PROTECTED: Court Refuses to Require Defendant to Turn Over Settlement Agreements in Other TCPA Cases–Limited “Due Diligence” Production Troutman Amin, LLP
2
Oct
Update – DOJ Declines to Intervene in Penn State Cyber-Related FCA Case Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Sep
Impending Rite Aid Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – 4 Things Trade Creditors and Landlords Should Know Stark & Stark
26
Sep
Stipulated ESI Protocols Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
Sep
Watermelon Sugar: Candy Shape and Color Deemed Functional McDermott Will & Emery
20
Sep
WAIT FOR REAL?: State Lawmaker Stuck in Perrong TCPA Suit Over Tele Town Hall –But Was This Just Bad Lawyering? Troutman Amin, LLP
20
Sep
Mintz IRA Update — Legal Challenges to the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program Mintz
19
Sep
Employer Must Prove “Substantial Increased Costs” Would Result from Religious Accommodation Proskauer Rose LLP
18
Sep
Third Circuit Finds Documentation Issues May Be “Material” under the FCA Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
13
Sep
Compelled Interviews Admissible in Criminal Prosecution Against Former Company President and Its General Counsel Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
11
Sep
Recent Cyber-Related False Claims Act Activity Signals Contractors and Universities Should Examine Their Cybersecurity Practices and Brace for an Uptick in Enforcement Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
Sep
Third Circuit Reverses and Remands Donning and Doffing Dispute for Trial, Providing New Framework for the “Integral and Indispensable” Test Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
5
Sep
“Convergence” Element of Wire Fraud On Thin Ice? ArentFox Schiff LLP
23
Aug
State Powers in the Federal Immigration Landscape: Challenge to New Jersey’s Immigrant Detention Ban Under Scrutiny Norris McLaughlin P.A.
22
Aug
UPDATE: A Major Roadblock for Johnson & Johnson's Texas Two-Step Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
27
Jul
Deadline Shmedline — Wiggle Room Exists for 90-Day Rule to File Tax Court Petition Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
26
Jul
District of NJ: Federal Courts Lack Jurisdiction to Enforce Preliminary Reinstatement Orders Under SOX Proskauer Rose LLP
21
Jul
Split Decisions: Can a Complaint Serve as Knowledge of Indirect Infringement? Mintz
19
Jul
First Criminal Syndicated Conservation Easement Trial Begins this Week Polsinelli PC
14
Jul
Third Circuit Rejects Mandatory Arbitration Clause in ESOP Jackson Lewis P.C.
7
Jul
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert July 6, 2023 (For the week ending July 2, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
5
Jul
Pleading Artifices and CAFA Removal: Circuit Development Proskauer Rose LLP
4
Jul
Telephone and Texting Compliance News: Third Circuit Affirms $286,000 Fraud Counterclaim Arbitration Award Mintz
29
Jun
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Religious Accommodation Obligations Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Jun
United States ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, Inc, et al.: Supreme Court Clarifies Standard Under Which Government Can Intervene and Dismiss FCA Actions Katten
7
Jun
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert June 5, 2023 (For the week ending June 4, 2023) Pierce Atwood LLP
1
Jun
This Week in 340B: May 23 – 30, 202 McDermott Will & Emery
27
May
The Government Flexes Its Summons Muscles McDermott Will & Emery
18
May
This Week in 340B: May 9 – 15, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
17
May
Weekly Bankruptcy Alert May 17, 2023 for the week ending May 14, 2023 Pierce Atwood LLP
14
May
Class Action Litigation Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
May
New Jersey Federal Judge Rules That Federal Courts Lack Subject-Matter Jurisdiction to Enforce a Department of Labor Preliminary Order Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
5
May
A Remittance to the IRS May Not Always Operate as Intended Miller Canfield
4
May
Dismissal Streak Continues in BlackRock Target Date Fund Litigation Proskauer Rose LLP
2
May
Not Interstate? You Must Arbitrate – Third Circuit Rules Uber Drivers Don’t Meet FAA Exception Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
26
Apr
California High Court Confirms Wages Due on Weekends, Holidays May Be Paid Next Day Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
26
Apr
Bed Bath & Beyond Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In the United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
24
Apr
Collision at the Intersection of Construction and Intellectual Property Law: Are You Protecting Your Firm’s Trade Secrets? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
20
Apr
SCOTUS Rejects Acrylamide in Food Case Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
19
Apr
Delaware's Definition Of "Officer" Fails To Define "Officer Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
18
Apr
New Jersey Federal Court Grants Reconsideration in Favor of Employer on FLSA Exemption for Highly Compensated Employee Hunton Andrews Kurth
13
Apr
Of Standing and Stonewalling: Chester, Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Sheds New Light on Chapter 9 Eligibility Requirements Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
10
Apr
Nursing Home Providers Suffer Blow as District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in “Worthless Services” FCA Action Based on Allegations of Substandard Care Polsinelli PC
7
Apr
New Jersey WARN Severance Pay Challenge Rejected Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
28
Mar
Third Circuit Finds Deductions From Exempt Employees’ PTO Do Not Impact Exempt Status Under the FLSA Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
27
Mar
546(e)’s Not-So-Safe Harbor: Second Influential Judge Echoes Concerns that Broad Exemption Shelters Pirates Bracewell LLP
 

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