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

May 8-12, 2017
May 15-19, 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.


2017-05-08  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: BEA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and HAYES (California Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-35146Tricia Melland v. Cornerstone Dental, PC - An appeal from the denial of a motion for attorneys' fees in an action under the Fair Labor Standards Act. [3:13-cv-05413-RJB] Civil W. WA Subm.
15-35187C. R. v. Seattle Public Schools - A minor, by and through his guardians at litem, appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging his suspension from high school. [2:14-cv-00042-TSZ] Civil W. WA 10 min
15-35334Catherine Low v. Patrick Donahoe - Catherine Low appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the Postmaster General of the United States in Low's Federal Tort Claims Act action arising when Low suffered injuries when she slipped on ice outside a U.S. Post Office. [2:14-cv-00226-TOR] Civil E. WA Subm.
14-35970Robert Mahoney v. City of Seattle - Officers of the Seattle Police Department appeal from the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging the City's Use of Force policy. [2:14-cv-00794-MJP] Civil W. WA 15 min
14-36085Midbrook Flowerbulbs Holland v. Holland America Bulb Farms - Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Midbrook Flowerbulbs Holland B.V. in a diversity action to recognize a foreign judgment under Washington's Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. [3:14-cv-05409-RJB] Civil W. WA 15 min
16-30039USA v. Leroy Charles - Appeal from conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. [3:14-cr-05305-RBL-1] Criminal W. WA 15 min


2017-05-09  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, BEA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-30099
15-30101
15-30102
USA v. Efren Gallegos-Raymundo - Appeal from order on a motion for reduction of sentence based on the retroactive Sentencing Guidelines amendment governing drug offenses. [2:09-cr-00013-JLR-1]
 
 
Criminal W. WA 10 min
15-30201USA v. Michael Eckenrode - Appeal from the denial of a motion for reconsideration of sentence and for substitution of counsel. [3:14-cr-05105-RBL-8] Criminal W. WA Subm.
15-30327
15-30328
15-30329
15-30330
USA v. Johnny Williams, Jr. - Appeal from order denying request to discharge restitution. [2:94-cr-00398-TSZ-1]
 
 
 
Criminal W. WA Subm.
14-35617Karen Sinclair v. Michael Akins - Karen Sinclair and Julian Al-Ghamadi appeal from the summary judgment and judgment entered following a jury trial, in their action alleging unlawful entry, unreasonable search and seizure, and malicious prosecution for drug trafficking. [2:12-cv-03041-RMP] Civil E. WA 15 min
15-35186Brian Kopeikin v. Moonlight Basin Management - Brian Kopeikin, M.D. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Moonlight Basin Management, LLC in Kopeikin's diversity action, alleging negligence after Kopeikin was injured while skiing when he hit rocks at a Moonlight ski area. [2:13-cv-00045-DLC] Civil MT 15 min
15-35353J. Stacey v. Sally Jewell - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's decision affirming the decision of the Secretary of the Interior holding that stone known as Spencer Stone or PR graywacke was not locatable mineral under 30 U.S.C. §§ 21-24. [3:13-cv-00113-RRB] Civil AK 15 min


2017-05-10  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, BEA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-35902Roseville Employees' Ret. Sys. v. Sterling Financial Corp. - An appeal from the dismissal of a securities fraud action. [2:09-cv-00368-SAB] Civil E. WA 15 min
14-35925
14-35979
Vernie Reed, Jr. v. City of Tacoma - Vernie Reed appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that City of Tacoma police officer Bret Terwilliger violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive force during a traffic stop. [3:13-cv-05538-BHS]
Civil W. WA 15 min
14-35944
14-35991
Maria Morales v. Sonya Fry - Maria Morales appeals from the judgment, entered following a jury trial, in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that she was subjected to excessive force by a Seattle police officer during a May Day protest in downtown Seattle in 2012. [2:12-cv-02235-JCC]
Civil W. WA 15 min
14-36056Roger Murray v. S. Route Maritime SA - An appeal from the district court's judgment after jury trial in an action under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. [2:12-cv-01854-RSL] Civil W. WA 15 min
14-36083Mary Steele-Klein v. Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters - Mary Steele-Klein appeals pro se from the district court's dismissal of her action alleging that her rights were infringed when a union and her employer failed to respond to her written objections to certain mandatory payroll deductions. [2:14-cv-00553-RSM] Civil W. WA Subm.


2017-05-11  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, BEA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-30096USA v. Robby Robinson - Appeal from sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:15-cr-00028-MJP-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
16-30150USA v. Raqwon Slade - Appeal from sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:15-cr-00353-MJP-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
16-30108USA v. Michael Painter - Appeal from conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:15-cr-00011-TOR-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
16-35128USA v. Ladel Harrison - Appeal from denial of 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging Armed Career Criminal enhancement. [2:07-cv-00147-RHW] Habeas E. WA 10 min
15-71482NRIC v. NPCC - Northwest Resource Information Center petitions for review of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's 2014 Fish and Wildlife Program pursuant to the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act. Agency 20 min


2017-05-12  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, TALLMAN, and BEA, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-35960ALDF v. Lawrence Wasden - The Attorney General of Idaho appeals from the district court's permanent injunction in an action challenging, under the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the constitutionality of Idaho Code § 18-7042. [1:14-cv-00104-BLW] Civil ID 20 min


2017-05-12  10:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, BEA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-72155Gossi Kiota v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mauritania petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-30065USA v. William Wolf - Appeal from conviction for illegal possession of a machine gun and possession of a firearm not registered in the national firearms registration and transfer record. [1:15-cr-00049-SPW-1] Criminal MT Subm.
16-30095USA v. Michael Spitzauer - Appeal from order granting government motion for disclosure of pre-existing business records obtained through grand jury subpoenas in order to enforce criminal judgment. [2:13-cr-06071-SMJ-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
13-73098Amartsengel Sanjaa v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mongolia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his applications for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min


2017-05-15  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: HAWKINS, GOULD, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-15589State of Hawaii v. Donald Trump - Appeal by the United States government of the district court's preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of provisions of Executive Order No. 13,780. [1:17-cv-00050-DKW-KSC] Civil HI 30 min
14-35958Robert Sealey v. Frank Busichio - Washington state prisoner Robert Sealey appeals from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to his medical needs. [2:13-cv-00975-BJR] Pr Non-HC W. WA Subm.
14-35855Jody Carr v. Higgens - Idaho state prisoner Jody Carr appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging Eighth Amendment claims and retaliation by prison officials. [1:13-cv-00380-REB] Pr Non-HC ID 15 min
15-35222James Emmett v. City of Tacoma - James Emmett appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that City of Tacoma police officers used excessive force against him. [3:14-cv-05010-BHS] Civil W. WA 10 min
15-35465Mark Calvert v. George Kooshian - An appeal from the district court's judgment after a bench trial in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding seeking recovery of fraudulent transfers. [2:12-cv-01594-RAJ] Bankruptcy W. WA Subm.


2017-05-16  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges, and LEMELLE (Louisiana Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-36059Hard 2 Find Accessories v. Amazon.com - An appeal from the dismissal of an action by an Amazon seller for failure to state a claim and as barred under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine. [2:14-cv-00950-RSM] Civil W. WA Subm.
15-35198Bruce Kriegman v. 1127477 Alberta Ltd. - An appeal from the district court's judgment after trial in a fraudulent conveyance adversary proceeding. [2:12-cv-00423-RMP] Bankruptcy E. WA Subm.
15-35335Jeffrey Green v. Allstate Ins. Co. - Jeffrey Green appeals the district court's judgment, following a bifurcated jury trial, in favor of Allstate Insurance Company in Green's diversity insurance coverage action. [3:11-cv-00210-TMB] Civil AK Subm.
16-35059American Economy Ins. Co. v. Aspen Way Enterprises, Inc. - Aspen Way Enterprises, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment, holding that insurers did not owe Aspen Way a duty to defend or indemnify in two underlying actions, in a diversity insurance coverage declaratory judgment action. [1:14-cv-00009-SPW] Civil MT 15 min


2017-05-17  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: HAWKINS, GOULD, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55897City of Los Angeles v. Bank of America - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Housing Act alleging discriminatory mortgage lending practices. [2:13-cv-09046-PA-AGR] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56157City of Los Angeles v. Wells Fargo & Co. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Housing Act alleging discriminatory mortgage lending practices. [2:13-cv-09007-ODW-RZ] Civil C. CA 15 min
14-35829Bradley Thoma v. City of Spokane - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a disability discrimination action brought by a police sergeant. [2:12-cv-00156-SMJ] Civil E. WA 20 min
16-35597
16-35598
James Zazzali v. USA - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's judgment in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding seeking to recover fraudulent transfers made to the IRS. [1:13-cv-00086-MJP]
Bankruptcy ID 20 min


2017-05-18  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges, and LEMELLE (Louisiana Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-73609Daniel Alexandruk v. Jefferson Sessions - Citizens of the Czech Republic 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.
15-30374USA v. Monte Hoffman - Appeal from the denial of a suppression motion. [4:13-cr-00012-EJL-1] Criminal ID 10 min
16-30121
16-30190
USA v. Cathleen Cantlon - Appeal from conviction for interstate mailing of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person who has been committed to a mental institution. [9:15-cr-00012-DLC-1]
 
Criminal MT 10 min
14-35768Linda Kabrich v. Allstate Property & Casualty - Linda Kabrich appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of her homeowner insurer, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, in her diversity insurance coverage action alleging wrongful denial of benefits. [2:12-cv-03052-LRS] Civil E. WA Subm.
14-36002Century Surety Co. v. Belmont Seattle - Belmont Seattle, LLC appeals the district court's summary judgment on remand from this court in favor of Century Surety Company in Century's diversity insurance coverage action seeking declaratory judgment. [2:12-cv-00823-MJP] Civil W. WA Subm.
14-35933Miko Levi v. Atossa Genetics - An appeal from the dismissal of a securities fraud action against a medical device company. [2:13-cv-01836-RSM] Civil W. WA 15 min


2017-05-19  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: HAWKINS, GOULD, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-73863Adela Ortiz-Ortiz v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-35056Christopher Foster v. County of Spokane - Plaintiffs appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against officers of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office alleging false imprisonment, defamation and negligence. [2:13-cv-00411-RMP] Civil E. WA 10 min
15-35063Cameron Roupe v. James Strickland - Cameron Roupe appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging excessive force by police officers. [2:13-cv-02131-JCC] Pr Non-HC W. WA 10 min
15-70659Teresa Palomares v. CIR - Taxpayer appeals the Tax Court's denial of innocent spouse relief, contending that she filed a timely informal refund claim. [2301-13] Tax Court E. WA 10 min
14-35841
15-35026
Global Enterprises, LLC v. Montgomery Purdue Blankinship - Global Enterprises, LLC appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Montgomery Purdue Blankenship & Austin PLLC in Global's diversity action alleging legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duties. [2:13-cv-01662-TSZ]
Civil W. WA 15 min
15-35086DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral v. Louis Meyer - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after trial in an adversary proceeding alleging that a debt was non-dischargeable. [2:14-cv-00869-JLR] Bankruptcy W. WA 15 min


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