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

March 6-10, 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.


2017-03-06  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and EZRA (Hawaii), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-72692Milton Martinez-Avelar v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion seeking to reopen removal proceedings based on changed country conditions. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-55821Richard Garcia v. USA - Richard Garcia appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the United States in Garcia's Federal Tort Claims Act action, alleging battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence. [5:13-cv-00112-TJH-DTB] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-55848Robin Winger v. City of Garden Grove - Robin Winger appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that City of Garden Grove police officers and EMTs were deliberately indifferent to her medical needs after she suffered a stroke while driving. [8:13-cv-00267-AG-RNB] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56077Ellen Rozario v. Kim Richards - Ellen Rozario appeals the district court's default judgment entered in her favor in Rozario's diversity action brought against Kim Richards, alleging negligence and other causes of action after Rozario was attacked and injured by Richards' dog. [2:14-cv-09540-AB-JPR] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-55748Carmen Blair v. David Shulkin - Carmen Blair, a credentialed chaplain and former employee of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the VA in Blair's action alleging religious and gender discrimination. [2:13-cv-07478-CAS-FFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55839
16-55863
Carlos Madrigal v. Allstate Indemnity Co. - Allstate Indemnity Company appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Carlos Madrigal, Richard Tang and Anna Tang in their diversity insurance coverage action, alleging bad faith and other claims, and they also cross appeal. [2:14-cv-04242-SS]
Civil C. CA 20 min


2017-03-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PREGERSON, PAEZ, and BERZON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56611Linda Lemauga v. Nancy Berryhill - Linda Lemauga appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Lemauga's application for disability insurance under Title II of the Social Security Act. [3:14-cv-01282-CAB-PCL] Social Security S. CA 10 min
15-56627City of Almaty v. Elvira Khrapunov - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case on the ground of forum non conveniens. [2:14-cv-03650-FMO-CW] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56628City of Almaty v. Viktor Khrapunov - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case on the ground of forum non conveniens. [2:15-cv-02628-FMO-CW] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56371Susan Salyers v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA case regarding life insurance benefits. [2:14-cv-07490-PA-JC] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56417Compass Bank v. Morris Cerullo WorldEvangelism - Morris Cerullo World Evangelism appeals the district court's judgment, following a bench trial, in Compass's diversity action for declaratory judgment against Compass Bank. [3:13-cv-00654-BAS-WVG] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-56619Art Pack, Inc. v. David Gottlieb - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's orders liquidating a creditor's claim. [2:15-cv-02109-CJC] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2017-03-07  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, TASHIMA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55599Terry Williams-Ilunga v. Dirs/Tr Prod'r-Writers Guild - An appeal from the dismissal of an ERISA action. [2:14-cv-05415-DDP-AJW] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-55953Chris Hicks v. Progressive Casualty Ins. - Chris Hicks appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in Hicks' diversity insurance coverage action, alleging breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. [2:14-cv-06316-PA-SH] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-558311617 Westcliff LLC v. Wells Fargo Bank - 1617 Westcliff LLC appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of a diversity action brought against Wells Fargo Bank N.A., alleging breach of contract and other causes of action, arising after Westcliff obtained a mortgage loan. [8:14-cv-01941-JVS-DFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56136
15-56702
Moofly Productions, LLC v. Sandra Favila - An appeal from the dismissal of a copyright infringement counterclaim and an award of attorneys' fees. [2:13-cv-05866-SJO-PJW]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56770
17-55284
Paris Holloway v. Bartman Horn - City of Pasadena police officer Bartman Horn appeals from the denial of his motion for qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action brought by Paris Holloway, who alleged that his rights were violated when he was shot multiple times by Horn. [2:15-cv-03867-CAS-JC]
Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-03-07  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PAEZ, BERZON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55904Stephen Yagman v. Paul Gabbert - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case. [2:14-cv-06989-FMO-MAN] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56345Sanjiv Goel M.D., Inc. v. Motion Picture Indus. Pension - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA action regarding a denial of health care benefits. [2:14-cv-02056-PSG-CW] Civil C. CA Subm.
15-56352Brian Newton v. Parker Drilling Mgmt. Svcs. - An appeal from the dismissal of California labor law claims. [2:15-cv-02517-RGK-AGR] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56512Ramon Sanchez Ritchie v. Sempra Energy - Ramon Sanchez Ritchie appeals the district court's summary judgment and dismissal in favor of Sempra Energy in Ritchie's diversity action alleging malicious prosecution and other claims. [3:10-cv-01513-CAB-KSC] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-56553Stephanie Charles v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc - Stephanie Charles appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of her former employer, Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., in a diversity action, alleging pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. [2:14-cv-08441-GW-VBK] Civil C. CA 10 min


2017-03-08  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, TASHIMA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-55837Deepak Vohra v. City of Placentia - Deepak Vohra appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that after he protested an improper traffic ticket, he suffered a retaliatory traffic arrest by a City of Placentia police officer. [8:11-cv-01267-DSF-RZ] Civil C. CA 10 min
13-56958Matthew Fletcher v. J. Soto - An appeal from a habeas corpus petition challenging a conviction for murder and other crimes. [2:09-cv-09115-JFW-MAN] Habeas C. CA 10 min
13-57054Jennifer Fletcher v. Velda Dobson-Davis - An appeal from a habeas corpus petition challenging a conviction for murder and other crimes. [2:09-cv-09107-JFW-MAN] Habeas C. CA 10 min
15-55003USA v. Patrick Jones - Appeal from the denial of a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging conviction for sexual exploitation of a child. [3:14-cv-00082-W] Habeas S. CA 10 min
15-55778AFMS, LLC v. United Parcel Service Inc. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an antitrust case. [2:10-cv-05830-JGB-AJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
14-50540 USA v. Osvaldo Aguirra - Appeal from convictions for RICO conspiracy, violent crime in aid of racketeering, and illegal reentry after deportation. [2:11-cr-00050-RGK-27] Criminal C. CA 20 min
14-50544 USA v. Christian Aguirre      


2017-03-08  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PREGERSON, PAEZ, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-71561Felipe Flores v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his motion to suppress evidence, and his motions in limine and for a subpoena, and finding him ineligible for relief. Immigration BIA 10 min
14-71768Luis Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-55732Riolordo Appling v. City of Los Angeles - Riolordo Appling appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that he was subjected to false arrest and imprisoned for approximately 300 days. [2:13-cv-08891-JAK-AJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55910La Jolla Spa MD, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Co - La Jolla Spa MD, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Travelers Property Casualty Company of America in La Jolla's diversity insurance coverage action. [3:11-cv-02389-GPC-WVG] Civil S. CA 10 min
15-56036Solid 21, Inc. v. Hublot of America - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a trademark infringement case. [2:11-cv-00468-DMG-JC] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-03-09  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and MARBLEY (Ohio Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-73656Robert Baghdasaryan v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Armenia 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 10 min
15-55190Thomas MacRae v. HCR Manor Care Svcs. - Thomas MacRae appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his diversity putative class action against HCR Manor Care Services, LLC and others, alleging that defendants misrepresented the standard and quality of its care. [8:14-cv-00715-DOC-RNB] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-55458Stacy Drayton v. Stephen Scallon - Stacy Drayton appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury trial, in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against Los Angeles Police Department officers alleging they used excessive force against him. [2:13-cv-05041-SJO-DFM] Pr Non-HC C. CA 10 min
13-72293Hector Gutierrez-Moreno v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Honduras petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decisions denying adjustment of status and cancellation of removal, and his motion to continue. Immigration BIA 15 min
15-55126Terry Cattano v. Nancy Berryhill - Terry Cattano appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Cattano's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [2:14-cv-00518-DOC-RNB] Social Security C. CA 15 min
15-55800
15-55872
ITN Flix, LLC v. Gloria Hinojosa - ITN Flix, LLC and Gil Medina appeal the district court's dismissal of their claims in a diversity action against talent agent Gloria Hinojosa, film maker Robert Rodriguez and others; and Rodriguez cross appeals the denial of fees under anti-SLAPP. [2:14-cv-08797-ODW-RZ]
Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-03-09  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PAEZ, BERZON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-56400N. B. F. v. Santa Monica-Malibu USD - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. [2:14-cv-03694-DMG-JEM] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56407
15-56643
Michael Rocca v. Den 109 LP - An appeal from the district court's judgment after trial in an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act and California state law. [2:14-cv-00538-ODW-MRW]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56423Troy Lambert v. Nutraceutical Corp. - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's order granting Nutraceutical Corp.'s motion for class decertification in a diversity consumer class action, alleging violations of California law concerning the Nutraceutical product called Cobra Sexual Energy. [2:13-cv-05942-AB-E] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56468Carmelo Galea v. Steven Burgess - Carmelo Galea appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the Burgess Group and Seven Burgess in Galea's diversity action, alleging fraud and securities laws violations. [3:11-cv-01218-CAB-BLM] Civil S. CA 15 min
15-56486Sei Kim v. Peerless Insurance Company - Sei Kim appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Truck Insurance Exchange and Peerless Insurance Company in Kim's diversity insurance coverage action seeking to recover an underlying $4 million stipulated judgment. [2:14-cv-04270-RSWL-RAO] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-55880Gary King v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of IL - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an ERISA case, holding that the imposition of a lifetime maximum health care benefit was not an abuse of discretion and did not violate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. [3:13-cv-01254-CAB-JMA] Civil S. CA 20 min


2017-03-10  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TASHIMA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and MARBLEY (Ohio Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55516Adela Ramirez v. ITW Food Equipment Group - Adela Ramirez and Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc. appeal the district court's orders granting ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC's motions in limine to exclude plaintiffs' experts and for summary judgment in plaintiffs' diversity product liability action. [2:12-cv-10023-AB-AGR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-55577Lupi Edwards v. Ford Motor Company - Lupi Edwards and others appeal the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in favor of Ford Motor Company in plaintiffs' diversity products liability action, after plaintiffs' decedent Fiailoa Edwards died in a rollover accident. [2:12-cv-10994-PA-AGR] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56221Donald Buresh v. Off. Comm. of Unsec. Creditors - An appeal from the district court's reversal of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment in an adversary proceeding concerning fraudulent transfers. [8:15-cv-00167-VAP] Bankruptcy C. CA 10 min
15-56220Lisa Henry v. Off. Comm.of Unsec. Creditors - An appeal from the district court's reversal of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment in an adversary proceeding concerning fraudulent transfers. [8:14-cv-01725-VAP] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min
15-56738Douglas Nurock v. Pelican Eyes Holding Co. - An appeal from the denial of a motion to enforce a settlement agreement in a securities fraud case. [2:11-cv-10284-PJW] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56279Gary Klein v. City of Beverly Hills - Gary Klein appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that there were material misrepresentations and/or omissions from the affidavits supporting the search warrants of his home. [2:13-cv-00110-JFW-VBK] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-03-10  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PAEZ, BERZON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-55187Paul Viriyapanthu v. Thomas Brandon - Paul Viriyapanthu appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his declaratory judgment action for injunctive relief that federal firearm regulations are unconstitutional as applied to his possession of a machine gun receiver. [8:13-cv-00527-CJC-JPR] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56235Patrick Glass v. People of the State of Calif. - Appeal from denial of habeas corpus petition challenging conviction for rape of a child and related offenses. [5:12-cv-01937-FMO-AS] Habeas C. CA 10 min
16-50018USA v. Christopher Johnson - A former Santa Barbara County deputy appeals his conviction for obstruction of justice. [2:14-cr-00208-BRO-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-50033USA v. Angelica Urias Espinoza - Appeal from conviction and sentence for importation of methamphetamine. [3:15-cr-01330-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-56261Roque De La Fuente v. Alex Padilla - Roque "Rocky" de la Fuente appeals from the district court's denial of his motion for a preliminary injunction in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging §§ 8400 and 8403 of the California Elections Code. [2:16-cv-03242-MWF-GJS] Civil C. CA 15 min


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