United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for Anchorage, Alaska

August 12-14, 2014

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.


2014-08-12  9:00 am  Anchorage DC Courtroom 2, Anchorage, Alaska
Before: FARRIS, D.W. NELSON and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-71498Melvin Ashland v. CIR - Taxpayers appeal the Tax Court's dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, of the portion of their amended petition requesting a redetermination of tax deficiency for guaranteed payment and accompanying net operating loss deductions. [25306-08] Tax Court AK 10 min
13-30300USA v. Javier Martinez - Javier Martinez appeals his conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation, false claim of United States citizenship, aggravated identity theft, and illegal alien in possession of a firearm. [3:11-cr-00103-RRB-1] Criminal AK 15 min
13-30360USA v. James Wilde - James Wilde appeals his conviction for interfering with an agency function, disorderly conduct, and operating an unregistered boat, arising from his operation of a vessel on the Yukon River in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. [4:10-cr-00021-RRB-1] Criminal AK 20 min
13-36165
13-36166
John Sturgeon v. Sue Masica - John Sturgeon and intervenor State of Alaska appeal the district court's dismissal of their complaints brought against the National Park Service and federal officials. [3:11-cv-00183-HRH]
Civil AK 20 min


2014-08-13  9:00 am  Anchorage DC Courtroom 2, Anchorage, Alaska
Before: FARRIS, D.W. NELSON and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-36034Shell Gulf of Mexico v. Alaska Wilderness League - Alaska Wilderness League and other defendants appeal the district court's judgment in an action seeking validation of Incidental Harassment Authorizations issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service in connection with oil and gas exploration. [3:12-cv-00096-RRB] Civil AK 10 min
13-35835Shell Gulf of Mexico v. Ctr for Biological Diversity - Environmental groups appeal the district court's summary judgment in a declaratory-judgment suit brought by Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc., and Shell Offshore Inc., concerning the government's approval of two oil spill response plans in Alaska. [3:12-cv-00048-RRB] Civil AK 5 min
13-35866Alaska Wilderness League v. Sally Jewell - Environmental groups appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and Shell Gulf in actions concerning the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's decision to approve two oil spill response plans. [3:12-cv-00048-RRB] Civil AK 20 min
13-35876Theresa Dayton v. State of Alaska - The State of Alaska, a third-party plaintiff, appeals the district court's order remanding to Alaska state court a case arising from the death of a federal employee whose widow, Theresa Dayton, brought a wrongful death action in state court. [3:12-cv-00245-JWS] Civil AK 15 min
13-35709Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services - Alaska Community Action on Toxics appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Aurora Energy Services, LLC and Alaska Railroad Corporation in a citizen suit to enforce alleged unpermitted discharges in violation of the Clean Water Act. [3:09-cv-00255-TMB] Civil AK 20 min


2014-08-14  9:00 am  Anchorage DC Courtroom 2, Anchorage, Alaska
Before: FARRIS, D.W. NELSON and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-35526USA v. Dennis Suesue - A federal prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to vacate sentence challenging a jury conviction for assault on a federal agent and related offenses, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel. [3:10-cv-00216-TMB] Habeas AK 10 min
13-30106USA v. Tristan Grant - Tristan Grant appeals his jury conviction and sentence for possession of cocaine base (crack) with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). [3:12-cr-00063-SLG-1] Criminal AK 10 min
13-30261
13-30286
USA v. Lamar Facine - Lamar Facine appeals his conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, assault on a federal agent, and possession of conviction; and the district court's judgment revoking supervised release. [3:12-cr-00089-RRB-1]
 
Criminal AK 10 min
12-35852Fredilito Tumbaga v. USA - Fredilito Tumbaga and other family members appeal the district court's judgment, following a 7-day bench trial, in favor of the United States in the Tumbagas' medical malpractice action under the Federal Tort Claims Act. [3:06-cv-00247-SLG] Civil AK 15 min
13-35115
13-35172
Attorneys Liability Protection v. Ingaldson Fitzgerald, PC - Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment in its diversity insurance coverage action brought against Ingaldson Fitzgerald, P.C. seeking declaratory relief. [3:11-cv-00187-SLG]
Civil AK 15 min
13-36101James Short v. USA - James Short appeals the district court's judgment in favor of the United States in Short's Federal Tort Claims Act action relating to medical care that Short received from the Bureau of Prisons. [3:10-cv-00248-SLG] Civil AK 15 min


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Anchorage AK 99513


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