United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena

April 3-7, 2017

Note: Calendar entries may change up until the hearing date. Please remember to check the docket report for updates. Case synopses are prepared by court staff for the convenience of the reader.


2017-04-03  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges, and KENDALL (Illinois Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-73776Darlin Mejia v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Honduras petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-56863Lolita Schagene v. Raymond Mabus, Jr. - Lolita Schagene appeals the district court's judgment, following a two-day jury trial, in favor of her former employer, the Secretary of the Navy, in Schagene's Title VII sex-discrimination action. [3:13-cv-00333-WQH-RBB] Civil S. CA 10 min
15-72814Candido Gonzalez Dominguez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of cancellation of removal based on his conviction for conspiracy to transport drugs. Immigration BIA 15 min
16-15061Alfredo Gomez v. D. Davey - California state prisoner Alfredo Gomez appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging he was placed in administrative segregation and denied due process. [2:11-cv-00649-KJM-CKD] Pr Non-HC E. CA 15 min
16-55007
16-55008
Kenneth Gharib v. Thomas Casey - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's order affirming in part and vacating in part the bankruptcy court's contempt order. [8:15-cv-00551-GW]
Civil C. CA 15 min
16-50243USA v. D.M. - Briefs filed under seal. [3:12-cr-01821-BTM-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min


2017-04-03  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: EBEL (Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit), M. SMITH, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56146Merritt Sharp, III v. County of Orange - County of Orange Sheriff's Deputies appeal from the denial of their motion for qualified immunity in an action brought by Carol and Merritt Sharp alleging Fourth Amendment violations arising from their detention. [8:14-cv-00331-AG-JPR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56427Mary Dullas v. Springleaf Financial Servs. - An appeal from an order compelling arbitration of claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. [5:14-cv-00451-JGB-DTB] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56450Axiom Foods, Inc. v. Acerchem UK Ltd. - An appeal from the dismissal of a copyright suit for lack of personal jurisdiction. [2:15-cv-00870-PA-AJW] Civil C. CA 10 min


2017-04-03  1:30 pm  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BEA, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and CHHABRIA (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56602Hector Montano v. Bonnie Brae Convalescent Hosp. - An appeal from an award of attorneys' fees to the plaintiff in a disability discrimination case. [2:12-cv-03462-FMO-AGR] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-16023Continental Casualty Co. v. Kool Radiators Inc. - Kool Radiators Incorporated appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Continental Casualty Company in Continental's diversity insurance coverage action seeking a declaratory judgment. [2:13-cv-02379-JJT] Civil AZ 15 min
15-17129Int'l Air Medical Services v. Triple-S Salud Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of an ERISA action for lack of standing. [2:15-cv-00149-DGC] Civil AZ 15 min
15-56641Michael Nichols v. Guillermo Fernandez - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that plaintiffs' Fourteenth Amendment due process rights were violated when they were exposed as confidential informants by police officers. [5:14-cv-01553-PSG-AS] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56653Barbara Kellerer v. Allied Property & Cas. Ins. Co - Barbara Kellerer appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Company in Kellerer's diversity insurance coverage action, seeking to recover under a homeowners' insurance policy. [2:15-cv-00078-DDP-JEM] Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-04-04  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges, and KENDALL (Illinois Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-74073Yi Duan v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-55136Bruce Senator v. Steven Sentman - Appeal from denial of habeas corpus petition challenging conviction for two counts of threatening to injure a public employee. [8:10-cv-01600-SVW-PLA] Habeas C. CA 10 min
14-17528US ex rel. Marc Wichansky v. Zoel Holding Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an action under the False Claims Act. [2:13-cv-01924-DGC] Civil AZ 15 min
14-56034Geraldo Ortega v. J. B. Hunt Transport - Geraldo Ortega and other local drivers appeal the district court's judgment in favor of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. in a diversity putative class action to recover unpaid wages and penalties for J.B. Hunt's violations of California law. [2:07-cv-08336-BRO-SH] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-15892Aime Gressett v. CAWCD - An appeal from the district court's judgment after a jury trial in an action under the Family and Medical Leave Act, raising issues regarding Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit. [2:12-cv-00185-JAT] Civil AZ 15 min
15-50201USA v. Daniel Puffelis - Briefs filed under seal. [3:14-cr-02641-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min


2017-04-04  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PLAGER (Federal Circuit), BEA, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-56792James Thornberg v. Jack Fox - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his money laundering conviction. [2:14-cv-08091-DSF-AN] Habeas C. CA Subm.
15-50035USA v. William Stehl - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, false statements to federal agents, tax evasion, and tax fraud. [2:12-cr-00995-TJH-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-50000USA v. Enrique Wong - Appeal from sentence imposed upon revocation of supervised release. [5:14-cr-00039-VAP-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-70938Juan Beltran v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding that he waived appeal. Immigration BIA 10 min
14-72172Gualberto Chavez-Garcia v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding that his removal waived his appeal of the Immigration Judge's removal order. Immigration BIA 15 min
15-55782
15-55783
Michael Smith v. City of Los Angeles - Timothy Gantt and Michael Smith appeal from the judgment following a jury trial in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against the City of Los Angeles and investigating police officers after appellants' murder convictions were vacated. [2:09-cv-08565-ODW-CW]
Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-04-04  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: EBEL (Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit), M. SMITH, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50471USA v. Luis Ocampo-Estrada - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. [3:12-cr-03850-JAH-2] Criminal S. CA 10 min
15-50486USA v. Jose Nava - Appeal from conviction and sentence for importation of methamphetamine. [3:14-cr-01439-CAB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
15-56513Dale Rodabaugh v. Jeffery Beard - A California state prisoner appeals the dismissal of a habeas corpus petition as an unauthorized second or successive petition. [2:14-cv-06266-MMM-JPR] Habeas C. CA Subm.
14-16984Yanita Kuzova v. USDHS, Citizenship & Imm. Svc - Natives of Bulgaria appeal the district court's dismissal of their complaint challenging the government's denial of naturalization. [2:10-cv-01711-JAD-GWF] Civil NV 15 min
14-50585USA v. Noah Kleinman - Appeal from marijuana conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. [2:11-cr-00893-ODW-2] Criminal C. CA 20 min


2017-04-05  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges, and QUIST (Michigan Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56043John Norrie v. Brad Krasnoff - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of a bankruptcy appeal as moot. [2:15-cv-01979-BRO] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56562
15-56568
Star Insurance Co. v. Sunwest Metals, Inc. - Star Insurance Company appeals, and Sunwest Metals, Inc. cross appeals, the district court's judgment in Star's diversity insurance coverage action against Sunwest Metals, Inc. [8:13-cv-01930-DFM]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56571Kenton Crowley v. EpiCept Corp. - Dr. Kenton Crowley and Dr. John Flores appeal the district court's judgment in favor of EpiCept Corporation in a diversity action, alleging breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and fraud. [3:09-cv-00641-L-BGS] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-56584Beiner Enterprises, Inc. v. Adam Caldwell, Inc. - Beiner Enterprises, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Adam Caldwell Inc. and Jennifer Caldwell in an action under diversity and federal question jurisdiction alleging claims arising from a partnership agreement. [2:13-cv-08723-AB-MRW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-60069Los Angeles County Treasurer v. Mainline Equipment, Inc. - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment in an adversary proceeding seeking avoidance of property tax liens. [14-1429] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2017-04-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CLIFTON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and ANTOONII (Florida Middle), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56528Manuel Lozano v. Patricia Knudson - Manuel Lozano appeals from the district court's summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that prison officials were deliberately indifferent to his medical needs in the treatment of his glaucoma. [5:13-cv-00143-JVS-AGR] Pr Non-HC C. CA 10 min
16-35171Cody Marble v. Heather Smith - Parole officer Heather Smith appeals from the denial of her motion for immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action brought by Cody Marble alleging that Smith violated his right to confront and present witnesses at his parole revocation hearing. [9:13-cv-00186-DWM-JCL] Pr Non-HC MT 10 min
16-35187Michael Evans v. James Deacon - Oregon state prisoner Michael Evans appeals from summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against prison officials alleging failure to protect, retaliation and due process violations. [3:11-cv-00272-ST] Pr Non-HC OR 10 min
16-70407William Carranza Galvez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his motion to suppress. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-17392Nancy Nolette v. Roger Tobler - Nancy Nolette appeals from the dismissal of her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging First Amendment claims against Boulder City officials. [2:12-cv-01414-JCM-PAL] Civil NV 15 min
15-15872G. Lyon v. Gila River Indian Community - An appeal from the district court's declaratory judgment regarding the scope of an easement allowing access to land surrounded by an Indian reservation. [2:05-cv-02045-JAT] Bankruptcy AZ 20 min


2017-04-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and FEINERMAN (Illinois Northern),
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56394Yvette Williby v. Aetna Life Ins. Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA case. [2:14-cv-04203-CBM-MRW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56544Microsoft Corp. v. Buy More, Inc. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a copyright and trademark infringement case. [2:14-cv-09697-R-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56547Hoag Memorial Hospital v. Kathleen Sebelius - Hospitals providing outpatient services to Medicaid beneficiaries appeal the district court's summary judgment in an action challenging the approval of a State Plan Amendment for California. [2:11-cv-10638-SVW-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56606City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services - The City of Los Angeles appeals the dismissal of its breach of contract claims as preempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act. [2:13-cv-04057-SJO-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56652Michael Feiz Medical Corp. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co. - Michael Feiz Medical Corporation appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Scottsdale Insurance Company in a diversity insurance coverage action, arising when Scottsdale refused to indemnify for damages. [2:15-cv-04195-MWF-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-04-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges, and QUIST (Michigan Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-16664Estella Medrano v. Robert Diventi - Estella Medrano appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging wrongful arrest. [2:13-cv-01052-SRB] Civil AZ 15 min
15-16765
16-15850
Anthony Delevin v. Ted Holteen - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of a diversity action brought against Ted Holteen, and Durango Herald, Inc, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, threat, and civil damages caused by bias crime. [4:12-cv-00118-FRZ]
Civil AZ 15 min
15-56216Paul Blumberg v. Brian Hewitt - Paul Blumberg appeals from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that he was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for the shooting of Ramon Zuniga. [2:10-cv-05072-R-AJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56814Rosalva Lua v. Elissa Miller - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's ruling that a homestead exemption was barred by equitable estoppel. [2:15-cv-04026-CJC] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min
15-17418
16-15304
Stone Creek, Inc. v. Omnia Italian Design, Inc. - Appeals from the district court's judgment, after a bench trial, in a trademark infringement case. [2:13-cv-00688-DLR]
Civil AZ 20 min
15-56508
16-60024
Giles Spellman v. Bradley R. Kirk and Associates - Appeals from the district court's reversal of the bankruptcy court's order concerning a creditor's claim and from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's confirmation of a chapter 13 plan. [2:15-cv-00507-PA]
Bankruptcy C. CA 20 min


2017-04-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PLAGER (Federal Circuit), CLIFTON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56311EduMoz, LLC v. Republic of Mozambique - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. [2:13-cv-02309-MMM-CW] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56323
16-55311
Nacimiento Water Co. v. Int'l Fidelity Ins. Co. - Nacimiento Water Company, Inc. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of International Fidelity Insurance Company in a diversity action, and International Fidelity appeals the denial of attorneys fees. [2:13-cv-07959-DDP-MRW]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56346United National Maintenance v. San Diego Convention Center - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment on a claim of interference with contracts for trade show cleaning services at San Diego Convention Center. [3:07-cv-02172-AJB-JMA] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-56372Shame On You Productions, Inc. v. Elizabeth Banks - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim that the motion picture "Walk of Shame" infringed plaintiff's copyright in a screenplay. [2:14-cv-03512-MMM-JC] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56388Nat'l Conf. of Personal Mgrs. v. Edmund Brown, Jr. - The National Conference of Personal Managers appeals from the district court's dismissal of its action brought under 42 U.S.C.§ 1983 challenging the constitutionality of California's Talent Agencies Act, Cal. Lab. Code §§ 1700 et seq. [2:12-cv-09620-DDP-RZ] Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-04-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and FEINERMAN (Illinois Northern),
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-60051Nazie Azam v. US Bank - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's partial dismissal and partial affirmance in appeals from the bankruptcy court. [13-1538] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
14-56550Lycurgan, Inc. v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco etc - Lycurgan, Inc. dba Ares Armor appeals the district court's orders denying as moot Lycurgan's motion to unseal search warrant documents, and denying Lycurgan's motions for a new trial and attorney's fees. [3:14-cv-01424-JLS-BGS] Civil S. CA 15 min
16-55341Lycurgan, Inc. v. Todd Jones - Lycurgan, Inc. appeals the district court's dismissal of its action against the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seeking the return of property that was seized by the government in a forfeiture action. [3:14-cv-01679-JLS-BGS] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-15998KnightBrook Ins. Co. v. Payless Car Rental System - Payless Car Rental System Incorporated appeals the district court's judgment in KnightBrook Insurance Company's diversity insurance coverage action brought against Payless. [2:12-cv-01671-DGC] Civil AZ 15 min
15-56548Jay Shafer v. Freddy Padilla - County of Santa Barbara Sheriff's Officer Freddy Padilla appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by Jay Shafer in part for unlawful arrest and excessive force. [2:11-cv-08110-FMO-FFM] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-04-07  8:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges, and QUIST (Michigan Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56728Panagiotis Theodoropoulos v. County of Los Angeles - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case as barred by res judicata. [2:15-cv-00441-JGB-RZ] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-16874Roy Spears v. City of Tucson - Roy Spears appeals from a summary judgment in his action brought after he was threatened with arrest for seeking to protest abortion on the sidewalk in front of the Margaret Sanger Health Center, a women's medical clinic. [4:14-cv-02352-CKJ] Civil AZ Subm.


2017-04-07  8:30 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CLIFTON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and ANTOONII (Florida Middle), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56487Flavio Rodriguez v. LASD - Flavio Rodriguez appeals summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that law enforcement officials submitted a false police report resulting in the seizure of his funds. [8:13-cv-00681-AG-PLA] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56510Robel Afewerki v. Anaya Law Group - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. [2:14-cv-07132-RGK-JPR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56726Royce Mathew v. The Walt Disney Co. - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim for rescission of a release executed in a prior copyright infringement suit. [2:14-cv-07832-RGK-AGR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-16599Stephen May v. USA - The United States appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of taxpayer Stephen T. May in a refund claim for his 2004 federal income taxes, based on the statute of limitations for making tax assessments. [2:14-cv-00910-NVW] Civil AZ 15 min
15-55950
15-56086
Joseph Bourbeau v. Cognitive Code Corp. - John Bourbeau and his business partner Joseph Odish, an attorney, and Cranbrook Capital Consulting Group, LLC appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of Cognitive Code Corporation and others in a diversity action. [2:12-cv-09069-FMO-JCG]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-71061TRE Aviation Administration v. FAA - TRE Aviation Administration, Ltd petitions for review of a decision of the National Transportation Safety Board affirming the administrative law judge's order revoking the standard airworthiness certificate issued to civil aircraft N61PH. [NTSB Case No. EA-5722] Agency Subm.


2017-04-07  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and FEINERMAN (Illinois Northern),
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-72241Jose Salazar-Gutierrez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his application for cancellation of removal for failure to establish good moral character. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-73518Javier Adame Chavarin v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-71330Seaview Trading, LLC v. CIR - Appeal of the Tax Court's dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, of an untimely petition for readjustment of partnership items. [1744-11] Tax Court C. CA 10 min
15-56091Antonio Alamillo v. BNSF Railway Co. - Antonio Alamillo appeals the district court's summary judgment in his diversity wrongful termination action against BNSF Railway Co. [2:14-cv-08753-SJO-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56618David Goodrich v. Rudy Fuentes - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's allowance of a homestead exemption. [2:15-cv-02080-MWF] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56622Silvia Fletes v. City of San Diego - Silvia Fletes appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that police officers used deadly force against her when she was a passenger in a car involved in a high-speed chase. [3:13-cv-02279-JAH-JMA] Civil S. CA 15 min


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