United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington

March 6-9, 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  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GRABER, IKUTA, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-35776Sven Goldmanis v. John Insinger - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment on a RICO claim and its order imposing sanctions. [2:13-cv-02035-JCC] Civil W. WA Subm.
15-30259USA v. Mack Harris - Appeal from conviction for felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. [1:13-cr-00098-SPW-1] Criminal MT Subm.
16-30011USA v. David Schwabland - An appeal from a conviction for firearms offenses. [2:14-cr-00223-RSL-1] Criminal W. WA Subm.
15-30337USA v. Antonio Crawford - Appeal from judgment revoking supervised release and the sentence imposed upon revocation. [2:02-cr-00272-WFN-1] Criminal E. WA Subm.
15-35716Robert Rise v. Patrick Glebe - An appeal from the denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a jury conviction for child rape and other crimes. [2:14-cv-01218-MJP] Habeas W. WA Subm.
13-72048Frederico Diego De Diego v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of adjustment of status, asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 15 min
14-36049Elizabeth Nesbitt v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs in their action challenging regulations promulgated by the Corps that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. [3:13-cv-00336-BLW] Civil ID 15 min
14-36110Cynthia Fuller v. Idaho Dept. of Corrections - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a Title VII action. [1:13-cv-00035-JLQ] Civil ID 15 min


2017-03-07  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GRABER, IKUTA, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-35784Randall Fontana v. City of Auburn - Randall Fontana appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that City of Auburn police officers arrested him without probable cause and maliciously prosecuted him. [2:13-cv-00245-JCC] Civil W. WA Subm.
14-36094Clifton Whidbee v. Pierce County - Clifton Whidbee appeals from the dismissal, as time barred, of his action alleging he was injured when a flash-bang grenade was thrown into his home during the execution of a search warrant. [2:14-cv-00683-RBL] Civil W. WA 10 min
14-35565Metropolitan Property & Cas v. Kenneth Nieto - Josh Pemberton appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company in a diversity insurance coverage action, seeking a declaration that MetLife had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured. [3:13-cv-05805-RBL] Civil W. WA Subm.
14-35601Rachel Price v. Equilon Enterprises - An appeal from the district court's judgment, after a jury trial, in an action under the Washington Law Against Discrimination against Equilon Enterprises LLC, d/b/a Shell Oil Products US. [2:11-cv-01553-JCC] Civil W. WA 15 min
14-35628Gary Krantz v. Allstate Property & Casualty - Gary Krantz and Brenda Russell, parents of minor son K.K., appeal the district court's amended judgment in a diversity insurance coverage action brought against their insurer, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company. [3:12-cv-05848-RBL] Civil W. WA 15 min
14-35691David Rengo v. City of Seattle - David Rengo appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against the Seattle police for arresting, detaining, and prosecuting him and using excessive force against him. [2:12-cv-00298-TSZ] Civil W. WA 15 min
14-35721Gary Underhill v. Nancy Berryhill - Gary Underhill appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Underhill's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [3:13-cv-05881-MAT] Social Security W. WA 15 min


2017-03-08  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GRABER, IKUTA, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-35635Tammy Jorgensen v. Nancy Berryhill - Tammy Jorgensen appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Jorgensen's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under the Social Security Act. [3:13-cv-05199-RBL] Social Security W. WA Subm.
14-35686Chara Curtis v. Illumination Arts, Inc. - Defendants appeal the district court's judgment on claims of copyright infringement and breach of publishing contracts for children's books. [2:12-cv-00991-JLR] Civil W. WA Subm.
15-30286 USA v. Fabian Valdovinos-Perez - Appeals from convictions for conspiracy to commit controlled substances and other offenses. [3:14-cr-05159-BHS-8] Criminal W. WA 20 min
15-30289 USA v. David Lozano-Alvarado      
15-30341USA v. Nathan Bonds - An appeal from a jury conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes. [2:14-cr-00074-JCC-1] Criminal W. WA Subm.
16-30013USA v. Raymond Fryberg, Jr. - Raymond Fryberg appeals his conviction for unlawful possession of firearms. [2:15-cr-00109-JLR-1] Criminal W. WA 15 min
16-35016Charles Weber v. Stephen Sinclair - An appeal from the denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a conviction for first degree assault and other crimes. [2:08-cv-01676-RSL] Habeas W. WA Subm.
16-35136
16-35202
Jack Hewson, Jr. v. James Key - The State of Washington appeals an order granting in part Jack Hewson, Jr.'s habeas corpus petition, and Hewson cross appeals. [2:15-cv-00136-SMJ]
Habeas E. WA 15 min


2017-03-09  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GRABER, IKUTA, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-73868
13-71389
Gabriel Kigamba v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Kenya petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denials of his request for a continuance and of his motions to remand or reopen.
Immigration BIA Subm.
14-35894Ronald Berrett v. Clark County Sch. Dist No.161 - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an employment discrimination action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [4:12-cv-00626-EJL-CWD] Civil ID 15 min
14-35689
14-35737
Clyde Spencer v. Sharon Krause - Clyde Spencer appeals from the judgment as a matter of law entered following a 17-day jury trial in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, brought after his criminal conviction was vacated, alleging Clark County police officers fabricated evidence. [3:11-cv-05424-BHS]
Civil W. WA 20 min
14-35791Wild Fish Conservancy v. National Park Service - Environmental groups appeal the district court's judgment in favor of federal agencies and officials, and Tribal officials of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in an action, alleging violations of environmental laws related to fish hatcheries. [3:12-cv-05109-BHS] Civil W. WA 20 min


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