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

February 6-10, 2017
February 13-17, 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.


2017-02-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, IKUTA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56389Marlyn Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center - Marlyn Sali appeals the district court's order granting in part Corona Regional Medical Center's request for sanctions, and the order converting the sanctions to a judgment, arising from Sali's diversity putative class action. [5:14-cv-00985-PSG-JPR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56090Eutiquio Mendez v. The City of Gardena - The City of Gardena appeals from the district court's post-trial order unsealing confidential information and denying a stay in an action arising out of an officer-involved shooting by members of the Gardena Police Department. [2:13-cv-09042-SVW-AJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56120Dorothy Cole v. Lynwood Unified School Dist. - Dorothy Cole appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her action alleging that she was wrongfully terminated from her position as a teacher by the Lynwood Unified School District. [2:13-cv-08658-GW-RZ] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56283M.S. v. Lake Elsinore Unif. Sch. Dist. - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. [5:13-cv-01484-CAS-SP] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-60053Martina Silas v. James Arden - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision vacating in part the bankruptcy court's judgment in an adversary proceeding seeking a ruling that a judgment debt was nondischargeable. [14-1186] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2017-02-06  9:30 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, DAVIS (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), and MURGUIA, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-74424David Pizana-Aguirre v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Department of Homeland Security's reinstatement of a removal order. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-70452Moises Ramirez-Contreras v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his application for cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-55497Ben Fortson v. L. A. City Attorney's Office - Benjamin Fortson appeals pro se from the dismissal of his action alleging that state law enforcement officials violated his civil rights when they seized his firearms from his home following his conviction for misdemeanor spousal battery. [2:12-cv-05256-MWF-SP] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55679Matthew Hetland v. Travis Beauchesne - Travis Beauchesne and others appeal the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in favor of Matthew Hetland in Hetland's diversity action alleging that Beauchesne, Hetland's former business partner, defrauded him. [8:13-cv-00936-DOC] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56219Titus May v. Northrop Grumman Corp. - An appeal from the dismissal of asbestos-based tort claims under California law. [2:14-cv-09374-WGY-JEM] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-60033Erica Adam v. Gregory Dobin - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment in an adversary proceeding alleging the nondischargeability of a debt. [14-1416] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2017-02-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, BYBEE, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55587Chris Langer v. Encantado II, LLC - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [3:14-cv-02281-MMA-JLB] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-56608Chris Langer v. Joyce McKelvy - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [2:14-cv-08842-RGK-JPR] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55588John Karczewski v. K Motors, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act that a car dealership must install temporary hand controls when making vehicles available for test driving. [3:14-cv-02701-MMA-WVG] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-55631Scott Schutza v. Courtesy Chevrolet Center - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act that a car dealership must install temporary hand controls when making vehicles available for test driving. [3:14-cv-02576-BAS-DHB] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-55704Scott Schutza v. FRN of San Diego, LLC - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act that a car dealership must install temporary hand controls when making vehicles available for test driving. [3:14-cv-02628-JM-RBB] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-55893John Karczewski v. Conant Auto Retail - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act that a car dealership must install temporary hand controls when making vehicles available for test driving. [3:14-cv-02615-JAH-JLB] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-56087Michael Tate v. Family Auto Group, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act that a car dealership must install temporary hand controls when making vehicles available for test driving. [2:14-cv-08738-SJO-MRW] Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-02-07  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judge, and AMON (New York Eastern), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55231Allied Professionals Ins. v. Michael Anglesey - Allied Professionals Insurance Company appeals the district court's order dismissing for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a diversity insurance coverage action brought by Allied against its insured, Dr. Michael Anglesey, and his former patient. [8:14-cv-00665-CBM-SH] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-50315USA v. Sylvia Walter-Eze - Appeal from conviction and sentence for Medicare fraud. [2:14-cr-00259-RGK-1] Criminal C. CA 15 min
15-50437 USA v. Albert DiRoberto - Appeal from convictions arising from a fraudulent telemarketing scheme. [5:12-cr-00065-VAP-11] Criminal C. CA 20 min
15-50438 USA v. Crystal Buck      
14-56980
14-57009
15-55193
15-55210
Frank Dufour v. Robert Allen - Appeals from the district court's orders granting summary judgment on fraud claims and denying sanctions. [2:14-cv-05616-CAS-SS]


Civil C. CA 20 min


2017-02-07  9:30 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, PREGERSON, and MURGUIA, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56165Alessa Buitron v. Nancy Berryhill - Alessa Buitron appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Buitron's application for child insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:14-cv-03581-JCG] Social Security C. CA 10 min
15-56203Melody Cochran v. The Bank of New York Mellon - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. [2:15-cv-03209-GHK-JC] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56313John Barrett v. Nolan Greenup - John Barrett appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. S action alleging that he was unlawfully arrested. [8:13-cv-01413-JVS-RNB] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55809Joyce Walker v. Life Ins. Co. of the Southwest - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's judgment in favor of Life Insurance Company of the Southwest in a diversity putative class action, alleging claims for common law fraud and violations of California's Unfair Competition Law. [2:10-cv-09198-JVS-RNB] Civil C. CA 20 min
15-55846Jerolyn Sackman v. City of Los Angeles - Jerolyn Sackman appeals from the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 challenging the application of a Los Angeles City ordinance prohibiting parking in one location continuously for 72 hours. [2:15-cv-00090-DMG-E] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55864Allen Law Corp. v. United States Trustee - An appeal from the district court's affirmance in part of the bankruptcy court's order for disgorgement of attorneys' fees. [2:14-cv-04512-DOC] Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-02-07  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, BYBEE, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55869
15-55988
Foremost Ins. Co. Grand Rapids v. Jimmy Enriquez - Jimmy Enriquez appeals, and Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids cross appeals, the district court's judgment in Foremost's diversity insurance coverage action for declaratory relief. [3:13-cv-01604-H-DHB]
Civil S. CA 15 min
15-55885Mary Lou Vega v. Ocwen Financial Corp. - An appeal from the dismissal of claims of violations of RICO and California state law in connection with property inspection fees charged by a loan servicer. [2:14-cv-04408-ODW-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56011Snyder & Associates Aquisition v. USA - Appeal of the district court's dismissal, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, of an action under the Federal Tort Claims Act for failure to reimburse taxpayers for refund anticipation loans made in connection with an IRS fraud investigation. [8:14-cv-01350-CJC-RNB] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56021Sheila Cruz v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's dismissal of their diversity putative class action brought against Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. relating to Bud Light Lime-A-Rita products alleging deceptive product labels. [2:14-cv-09670-AB-AS] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-60039Hai Lecong v. Ashley Tran - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment that a debt was nondischargeable as obtained by fraud. [14-1286] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2017-02-08  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and KLEINFELD, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-73416Vladimir Rivas Gochez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador 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.
15-55420Dion Hayes v. W. Montgomery - An appeal from the denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a conviction for murder and attempted murder. [2:14-cv-04930-DOC-JCG] Habeas C. CA Subm.
15-55671Joann Davis v. USA - Norman Conley, a Special Agent and Criminal Investigator for the NASA Office of the Inspector General at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, appeals the denial of qualified immunity in an action alleging wrongful detention. [5:13-cv-00483-CBM-KK] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-50188USA v. Guillermo Arriaga-Pinon - Appeal from sentence for reentry of a removed alien. [3:16-cr-00219-DMS-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
15-56775Christopher Batterton v. Dutra Group - An appeal from the district court's denial of a motion to strike a claim for punitive damages for unseaworthiness under maritime law. [2:14-cv-07667-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
14-50095USA v. Michael Pepe - Michael Pepe appeals his conviction for traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in illicit sexual conduct, and the district court's restitution order. [2:07-cr-00168-DSF-1] Criminal C. CA 20 min


2017-02-08  9:30 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, DAVIS (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), and MURGUIA, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-74290Nelli Tamazyan v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Armenia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-70453Qiushan Zhang v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-55602Hilyale Makor v. BNSF Railway Company - Hilyale Makor appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company in Makor's diversity action alleging disability employment discrimination. [5:14-cv-00671-VAP-SP] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55648Archer Western Contractors v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins Co. of PA - Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Archer's diversity insurance coverage action. [2:14-cv-03041-DMG-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-60031Peter Mastan v. James Salamon - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's disallowance of a claim in a chapter 11 case. [14-1334] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2017-02-08  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, BYBEE, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56451The Estate of Alex Martin v. USA - The Estate of Alex Martin, and Alex's parents, Karen and Craig Martin, appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their action against United States border patrol agents arising from the death of Alex. [3:13-cv-01386-LAB-BGS] Civil S. CA 10 min
15-55928Acmet, Inc. v. The Wet Seal, Inc. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a copyright case. [2:14-cv-00048-TJH-AJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55935Felix Prescott v. American Automobile Ass'n - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. [2:13-cv-08953-MWF-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55945Roofers Local 149 Pension Fund v. Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of a securities fraud action. [2:14-cv-06053-SJO-E] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-02-09  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judge, and AMON (New York Eastern), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-71113Xinbing Song 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 10 min
15-56096Doc's Dream, LLC v. Dolores Press, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of a copyright case. [2:15-cv-02857-R-PLA] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56190Van Nuys Cycle, Inc. v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. - Van Nuys Cycle, Inc., a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealer, appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Harley Davidson Motor Company in Van Nuys' diversity action alleging breach of a 2004 Dealer Contract. [2:14-cv-06625-R-MRW] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55796Edith Bostwick v. Nancy Berryhill - Edith Bostwick appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Bostwick's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [3:13-cv-01936-LAB-MDD] Social Security S. CA Subm.
15-55840US ex rel. Doris Modglin etc. v. DJO LLC - An appeal from the dismissal of an action alleging violation of the False Claims Act in Medicare reimbursement claims. [2:12-cv-07152-MMM-JCG] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56393Michael Costa v. The County of Ventura - Michael and Jane Costa and the Estate of Devon Thomas Costa appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action arising from the deadly shooting of mentally ill Devon Costa by a Ventura Sheriff's Deputy. [2:14-cv-06955-R-E] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-02-09  9:30 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, PREGERSON, and MURGUIA, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56070Raymond Alvandi v. Experian Information Solutions - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. [2:14-cv-04379-DSF-AJW] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-60057Charles Schrader v. Narinder Sangha - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's reversal of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment in an adversary proceeding concerning the dischargeability of a judgment debt. [14-1397] Bankruptcy C. CA 10 min
15-55756Stanley Hoffman v. ATS - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment on an ERISA claim for severance benefits. [3:09-cv-02482-BEN-KSC] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-55757Lois Goodman v. LAPD - Lois Goodman appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her action against the Los Angeles Police Department and individual officers alleging Fourth Amendment violations, including false arrest and malicious prosecution. [2:13-cv-05959-JAK-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55762Citizens Oversight, Inc. v. CPUC - An appeal from the dismissal, pursuant to the Johnson Act, of a constitutional challenge to utility charges for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. [3:14-cv-02703-CAB-NLS] Civil S. CA 15 min


2017-02-09  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, BYBEE, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-70787Omar Inventor v. Jefferson Sessions - Citizens of the Philippines petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of their applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-70973Ali Alkhamri v. Jefferson Sessions - Citizens of Saudi Arabia petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' order affirming an immigration judge's denial of their motion to reopen. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-71717Sandy Perez-Lopez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion to reopen in absentia. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-71807Marlinda Kaurow v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Indonesia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-55633John Karczewski v. DCH Mission Valley LLC - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act that a car dealership must install temporary hand controls when making vehicles available for test driving. [3:14-cv-02639-BAS-BLM] Civil S. CA 20 min
15-55332GemCap Lending I, LLC v. Donna Taylor - Intervenor Donna Taylor appeals the district court's denial of her motion to intervene in a diversity action brought by Gemcap Lending I, LLC against Crop USA Insurance Agency, Inc. and others. [2:13-cv-05504-SJO-MAN] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55649
15-55675
15-56137
Donald Wakefield v. Igor Olenicoff - Appeals from the district court's judgment in a copyright infringement suit. [8:12-cv-02077-AG-RNB]

Civil C. CA 20 min


2017-02-10  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, IKUTA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-72388Maria Cano Iribe v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding her removable and denying relief from removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
13-72524Aurelio Zuniga-Garcia v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable and denying cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-56337Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. US Army Corps of Engineers - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's summary judgments in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and intervenor The Newhall Land and Farming Company in an action, concerning a permit issued by the Corps under the Clean Water Act. [2:14-cv-01667-PSG-CW] Civil C. CA 20 min
15-56014
15-56025
15-56059
15-56061
15-56064
15-56067
Caitlin Ahearn v. Hyundai Motor America - Objectors appeal the district court's order granting final approval of a nationwide class action settlement between class representatives and Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America, Inc., and awarding attorneys' fees. [2:13-ml-02424-GW-FFM]




Civil C. CA 20 min


2017-02-10  8:30 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, and MURGUIA, Circuit Judges, and GLEASON (Alaska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55747Peter Zeppeiro v. Green Tree Servicing - Peter Zeppeiro appeals the Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his wrongful foreclosure action against Green Tree Servicing, LLC, and Northwest Trustee Service, Inc. [2:14-cv-01336-MMM-JC] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55888John Mitchell v. Medtronic Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor Code. [2:13-cv-06624-MWF-PLA] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-71427Firas Mikha v. OWCP - Firas Mikha petitions for review of a decision of the Benefits Review Board denying Mikha's claim filed pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, as extended by the Defense Base Act. [14-0325] Agency 10 min
15-55701S. H. v. Tustin Unified School District - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. [8:14-cv-00413-CJC-AN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55702
15-56657
The Burlington Ins. Co. v. Minadora Holdings, LLC - Minadora Holdings and others appeal the district court's judgment in favor of The Burlington Insurance Company in Burlington's diversity insurance coverage action. [2:13-cv-05349-JAK-E]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55716Rafael Miranda v. Daron Wyatt - An appeal from a judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that appellant was coerced by an Anaheim police officer into falsely confessing to the murder of a California corrections officer. [8:13-cv-01826-JVS-DFM] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-02-10  8:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TASHIMA, GRABER, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50534 USA v. Sharetta Wallace - Appeals from convictions and sentences for Medicare fraud. [2:13-cr-00264-SJO-3] Criminal C. CA 20 min
15-50535 USA v. Emilia Zverev      
15-50549 USA v. Steven Proshak      


2017-02-10  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, BYBEE, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-56723St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. Navigators Specialty Ins. Co. - St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Navigators Specialty Insurance Company in St. Paul's diversity insurance coverage action. [8:13-cv-00802-JVS-AJW] Civil C. CA Subm.
14-56811San Diego Unified Port Dist. v. Ace American Ins. Co. - San Diego Unified Port District appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the Ace American Insurance Company in the Port's diversity insurance coverage action concerning Ace's duty to defend the Port in an underlying lawsuit. [3:14-cv-00070-CAB-RBB] Civil S. CA 15 min
14-50321 USA v. David Heslop - David Heslop appeals his conviction for conspiracy to commit bribery, and Gary Kovall appeals the restitution order in connection with his conviction for the same offense. [2:12-cr-00441-MWF-2] Criminal C. CA 20 min
15-50420        
15-50392 USA v. Gary Kovall      
15-50419        


2017-02-13  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: D.W. NELSON, TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-74250Ruben Aviles-Diaz v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable based on his conviction for alien smuggling. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-55674Lora Smith v. Bank of America - An appeal from the dismissal of a claim that under the Internal Revenue Code, payments of capitalized interest must be reported on Form 1098. [2:14-cv-06668-DSF-PLA] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55700Carissa Oien v. County of San Bernardino - Appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies used unreasonable deadly force when they shot and killed Peter Oien during a response to a 911 call. [5:14-cv-01895-SVW-DTB] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56280USA v. Nextgear Capital, Inc. - Nextgear Capital, Inc., appeals the district court's judgment, following a bench trial, in favor of the United States, holding that a 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago was subject to civil forfeiture pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 5317(c)(2). [8:13-cv-00907-DOC-JPR] Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-02-13  1:30 pm  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56237Fernando Leon v. Nancy Berryhill - Fernando Leon appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Leon's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under the Social Security Act. [2:14-cv-08559-JEM] Social Security C. CA Subm.
15-56028Laurie B LLC v. Wells Fargo Bank - Wells Fargo Bank N.A. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Laurie B LLC in Laurie's diversity action alleging conversion and failure to exercise ordinary care, arising when Wells Fargo accepted 64 checks. [2:14-cv-03942-DMG-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56029Ramona Rocheleau v. Microsemi Corp. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment on a retaliation claim under the Sarbanes Oxley Act. [8:13-cv-01774-CJC-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56034
15-56047
Richard Zanowick v. Baxter Healthcare Corp. - Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Fisher Scientific Company, LLC appeal the district court's order granting the motion of Richard and Joan Zanowick to dismiss without prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(2) of their diversity action. [2:14-cv-06519-WGY-PLA]
Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56102Taylor & Lieberman v. Federal Insurance Co. - Taylor & Lieberman appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Federal Insurance Company in Taylor's diversity insurance coverage action alleging breach of contract. [2:14-cv-03608-RSWL-SH] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-60047George Ifeorah v. Ryan Flegal - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after a bench trial in an adversary proceeding alleging the nondischargeability of a debt. [14-1363] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2017-02-14  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: D.W. NELSON, TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50366USA v. Antonio Garcia-Lopez - An appeal from a conviction for illegal reentry. [2:14-cr-00286-BRO-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
15-56019Aaron Aguirre v. Dave Davey - Appeal from the denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a conviction for attempted murder. [2:12-cv-00697-JGB-SP] Habeas C. CA Subm.
16-55763Kirk Erichsen v. County of Orange - Kirk and Crystal Erichsen and their children appeal from the district court's denial of their application for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin continued adjudication of juvenile dependency proceedings. [2:14-cv-02357-JAK-SS] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55142The Best Service Co. v. Emily Bayley - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order regarding violation of the automatic bankruptcy stay. [2:14-cv-07799-BRO] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min
15-50059 USA v. Christopher Blauvelt - Cherie Brown, David Pritchard, and Cherie Brown appeal their convictions and sentences arising from a fraudulent movie investment scheme. [2:14-cr-00282-R-2] Criminal C. CA 30 min
15-50206        
15-50066 USA v. David Pritchard      
15-50077 USA v. Cherie Brown      
15-50186        


2017-02-14  1:30 pm  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and HELLERSTEIN (New York Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55678Lee Dodson v. Fedex Corporate Services - Lee Dodson appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. in Dodson's diversity action alleging employment discrimination and retaliation. [2:14-cv-03733-JFW-AGR] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56158James Real v. City of Long Beach - James Real appeals from the district court's order in favor of the City of Long Beach in his action alleging that the City's zoning ordinances that regulate tattooing amount to prior restraints on his First Amendment rights. [2:13-cv-01631-R-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56199
15-56263
Security National Ins. Co. v. City of Montebello - BRIEFS FILED UNDER SEAL. [2:14-cv-05374-SS]
Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56239Mary Casorio v. Princess Cruise Lines - Mary Ann Casorio appeals the district court's dismissal of her diversity action against Princess Cruise Lines alleging infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death, a survival claim, and a claim under the federal Death on the High Seas Act. [2:14-cv-08916-GHK-AJW] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-60058Stephanie Marshall v. Richard Diamond - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's dismissal for lack of standing of an appeal from the bankruptcy court's sale order. [15-1024] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2017-02-15  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and MURPHYIII (Michigan Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55906Teresa Avilez v. Nancy Berryhill - Teresa Avilez appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Avilez's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [5:14-cv-00732-JPR] Social Security C. CA Subm.
15-55919Amy Prien v. Grover Trask - An appeal from the dismissal of an action for failure to prosecute and failure to obey court orders. [2:05-cv-06977-RSWL-E] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56200Nanci Gomez v. Guthy-Renker, LLC - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case. [5:14-cv-01425-JGB-KK] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-55760Evangeline Red v. Kraft Foods Inc. - Evangeline Red and others, and their attorneys appeal the district court's order denying in part their two motions for attorneys' fees, arising from plaintiffs' underlying diversity putative class action brought against Kraft Foods, Inc. [2:10-cv-01028-GW-AGR] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55777Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Co. - Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. appeals the district court's dismissal of the Lakers' insurance coverage action, removed to federal court under diversity jurisdiction, alleging that the Federal Insurance Company had a duty to defend the Lakers. [2:14-cv-07743-DMG-SH] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55792Jorge Galindo v. City of Orange - Jorge Galindo appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging excessive force when a City of Orange police officer shot him. [8:14-cv-00179-AG-RNB] Pr Non-HC C. CA 15 min


2017-02-15  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55718Richard Tjaden v. HSBC Bank USA - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO action challenging defendants' authority to collect mortgage payments and foreclose on real property. [3:13-cv-03173-JM-DHB] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-55728Kathleen Gates v. MCT Group, Inc. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. [3:13-cv-02611-MMA-DHB] Civil S. CA Subm.


2017-02-16  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and MURPHYIII (Michigan Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56175Raymond Goodlow v. City of El Cajon - Raymond Goodlow appeals from the district court's order denying his Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(a) motion for a new trial, following a jury verdict, in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging the use of deadly force by a City of El Cajon police officer. [3:13-cv-01524-DMS-NLS] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-56343Martin Spann v. City of Los Angeles - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act. [2:14-cv-01751-AB-AGR] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56402Michael Sato v. Orange Cty. Dept. of Education - Michael Sato appeals from the district court's dismissal of his action brought against the Orange County Department of Education arising from his employment termination. [8:15-cv-00311-JLS-JCG] Civil C. CA 20 min
15-56452E.F. v. Newport Mesa Unified Sch. Dist - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. [8:14-cv-00455-CJC-RNB] Civil C. CA 10 min


2017-02-16  1:30 pm  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and HELLERSTEIN (New York Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-70444Lijuan Bian 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.
15-56010Matthew McKinley v. Southwest Airlines Co. - An appeal from the dismissal of unpaid overtime claims under California law. [2:15-cv-02939-AB-JPR] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56236Placido Valdez v. Terminix Int'l Co. - An appeal from the district court's denial in part of a motion to compel arbitration. [2:14-cv-09748-DDP-E] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56260Ned Flores v. Adir International, LLC - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. [2:15-cv-00076-AB-PLA] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56475David Armstrong v. Kristi Kaplon - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment in an adversary proceeding concerning the nondischargeability of a criminal restitution debt. [2:14-cv-09349-JAK] Civil C. CA Subm.
13-72901Aman Rahman v. Jefferson Sessions - Citizens of Bangladesh petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of their applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 15 min
15-55924George Williams v. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA - George Williams and others appeal the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of their diversity putative class action against Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. [2:13-cv-05066-BRO-VBK] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-02-17  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and MURPHYIII (Michigan Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-70000Ernesto Estrada-Escamilla v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion to reopen and rescind an in absentia deportation order. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-72820Silvia Escalante-Tellez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' finding that an Immigration Judge provided her a full and fair hearing. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-56426Jimmie Carter v. Amgen, Inc. - Jimmie Carter appeals the district court's dismissal of her diversity putative class action brought against Amgen, Inc., relating to payments made from 2004 to 2007 for Aransep, an Amgen drug. [2:15-cv-03329-PSG-AGR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-55677IKB International S.A., etc. v. Bank of America - BRIEFS SEALED [2:12-cv-06151-MRP-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55684
15-55892
Justin Maghen v. Quicken Loans Inc. - Justin Maghen appeals the district court's summary judgment in his putative class action alleging that Quicken Loans, Inc. violated Cal. Penal Code § 632.7 by recording a cell phone call, and Quicken cross-appeals. [2:14-cv-03840-DMG-FFM]
Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55890Linda Rubenstein v. Neiman Marcus Group - Linda Rubenstein appeals the district court's dismissal of her diversity putative class action brought against The Neiman Marcus Group LLC, alleging that Neiman Marcus misrepresented the nature of the goods for sale at its Last Call stores. [2:14-cv-07155-SJO-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-02-17  11:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: D.W. NELSON, TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-70645Irene Chavez-De-Estrada v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min


2017-02-17  10:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, KOZINSKI, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-99001William Kirkpatrick, Jr. v. Kevin Chappell - California state prisoner William Kirkpatrick appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction and capital sentence for two first-degree murders. [2:96-cv-00351-WDK] DP HC C. CA 30 min


2017-02-17  8:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56079Kevin Park v. Webloyalty.com, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. [3:12-cv-01380-LAB-JMA] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-56430Michael Mandelbrot v. JT Thorpe Settlement Trust - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order enforcing a settlement agreement in adversary proceedings. [2:14-cv-03883-VAP] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min
15-56848S. B. v. County of San Diego - San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Adrian Moses appeals from the denial of qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action brought by a minor, individually and as successor in interest to David Brown, who was shot and killed by Moses. [3:14-cv-00072-JAH-WVG] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-55630Patrick Maloney v. T3Media, Inc. - Briefs filed under seal. [2:14-cv-05048-AB-VBK] Civil C. CA 20 min
15-55806Defenders of Wildlife v. Sally Jewell - Defenders of Wildlife appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal officials in an action, concerning the impacts of the Silver State South solar project on the tortoise and its habitat. [2:14-cv-01656-MWF-RZ] Civil C. CA 20 min


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