United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for San Francisco, California

October 6-10, 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.


2014-10-06  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-16371Dennis James, Jr. v. J. Puga - California state prisoner Dennis James appeals the district court's summary judgment in his civil rights action alleging that Hayward police officers racially profiled him and used excessive force in arresting him. [3:10-cv-04009-SI] Pr Non-HC N. CA 10 min
09-73955Jinhu Zhao v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China 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 on adverse credibility grounds. Immigration BIA 10 min
10-16365Steven Hypolite v. CDC - California prisoner Steven Hypolite appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his action alleging that he was disciplined for refusing to cut his hair on account of his Rastafarian religion. [2:05-cv-00428-MCE-KJN] Pr Non-HC E. CA 10 min
13-10058USA v. Jenna Depue - The United States appeals the district court's order on remand reinstating its prior order denying the imposition of a criminal forfeiture money judgment against Jenna Depue, who pled guilty to conspiring to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. [2:10-cr-00109-RLH-PAL-1] Criminal NV Subm.
09-16951Garrick Harrington v. A. Scribner - Garrick Harrington appeals the district court's judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in his civil rights action alleging that he and other African American inmates at Corcoran state prison were subjected to four months of lockdown conditions. [1:05-cv-00624-OWW-GSA] Pr Non-HC E. CA 15 min
13-16154Anthony Martinez v. James Yates - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his convictions involving a drive-by shooting and robbery of a drug dealer. [2:08-cv-02077-TJH] Habeas E. CA 15 min
13-71668Gabino Osnaya-Alvarez v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him statutorily ineligible for cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 15 min


2014-10-06  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 2, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-10454USA v. Denard Neal - Denard Neal appeals his jury conviction of fourteen counts of attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against the real and personal property of federal correctional officers at United States Prison-Atwate. [1:11-cr-00297-LJO-1] Criminal E. CA 15 min
12-17252Ricky Nolan v. Jack Palmer - A Nevada state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of sexual assault and related crimes involving two victims. [3:09-cv-00188-RCJ-WGC] Habeas NV 15 min
13-15957
13-16731
Under Seal v. Eric Holder, Jr. - Briefs filed under seal. [3:11-cv-02173-SI]
Civil N. CA 20 min
13-16732Under Seal v. Eric Holder, Jr. - Briefs filed under seal. [3:13-cv-01165-SI] Civil N. CA 20 min


2014-10-06  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
09-74066Joginder Singh v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of India 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.
11-70612Harjinder Singh v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of India 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 10 min
12-15349Miguel Ilaw v. Daughters of Charity Health - Miguel Ilaw appeals the dismissal of his Title VII action as time-barred. [5:11-cv-02752-LHK] Civil N. CA 10 min
14-16119
14-16127
Todd Honeycutt v. Bill Donat - The State of Nevada appeals the district court's order vacating Todd Honeycutt's conviction of solicitation of murder following this court's decision in Honeycutt's habeas corpus appeal. [2:06-cv-00634-RLH-GWF]
Habeas NV 10 min
13-15311Brian Randell v. Thomas Carey - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction for attempted robbery and voluntary manslaughter. [4:06-cv-06400-PJH] Habeas N. CA 15 min
13-10515USA v. F. Whittemore - F. Whittemore appeals his jury conviction of making excessive campaign contributions, making contributions (to Senator Harry Reid) in the name of another, and causing a false statement to a federal agency. [3:12-cr-00058-LRH-WGC-1] Criminal NV 20 min


2014-10-07  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
08-74212Pavittar Singh v. Eric H. Holder Jr. - A citizen of India 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.
11-10186USA v. Connie Farris - Connie Farris appeals the sentence imposed following her conviction of 39 counts of mail fraud, arising from a fraudulent real estate investment scheme in which she engaged while a licensed mortgage broker and securities dealer. [2:07-cr-00051-RLH-PAL-1] Criminal NV Subm.
12-16231Richard Galvan v. James Yates - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction and sentence for rape and related offenses. [5:06-cv-04143-RMW] Habeas N. CA Subm.
11-15776John Silvis v. R. Davis - John Silvis appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs in the treatment of his benign brain tumor while he was a civil detainee housed at Coalinga State Hospital. [1:07-cv-00332-LJO-GSA] Pr Non-HC E. CA 15 min


2014-10-07  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 2, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-17301John Almeda v. Fred Foulk - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of attempted murder and related offenses for the benefit of a criminal street gang. [2:09-cv-01558-KJM-GGH] Habeas E. CA Subm.
13-10415USA v. Arnoldo Farias-Sanchez - Arnoldo Farias-Sanchez appeals his conviction following his conditional guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. [3:11-cr-00647-RS-1] Criminal N. CA 10 min
13-15286Marquez Briggs v. Anthony Hedgpeth - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition claiming that police officers offered to help the vicim qualify for U.S. residency in exchange for his statement. [4:11-cv-03237-PJH] Habeas N. CA 10 min
12-16536Ronald Moore v. Robinson Oil Corp - Ronald Moore appeals the district court's judgment after bench trial in his action under the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the accessibility of a gas station with a convenience store. [5:10-cv-01014-HRL] Civil N. CA 15 min
12-16675James Herron v. Carolyn W. Colvin - James Herron appeals the district court's order denying his application for attorneys' fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. [1:07-cv-00623-HG-BMK] Civil HI 15 min
13-10312USA v. Brandon Conley - Brandon Conley appeals his jury conviction of manufacturing at least 100 marijuana plants and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. [2:12-cr-00077-JAM-1] Criminal E. CA 15 min


2014-10-07  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-16561Curtis Scott v. Raul Lopez - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction for battery by a prisoner and resisting an executive officer in the performance of his duties. [2:08-cv-02227-GEB-CKD] Habeas E. CA 10 min
12-16679Patrick Noel v. Greg Lewis - California state prisoner Patrick Noel appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of being an active participant in a criminal street gang. [3:08-cv-03777-EMC] Habeas N. CA 10 min
12-17309Pacific Gas & Electric Company v. SEIU Local 24/7 - A union appeals the denial of its request for attorneys' fees following the entry of judgment on the pleadings confirming an arbitration award in favor of the union. [4:10-cv-05288-SBA] Civil N. CA 10 min
12-15029Logan Volpicelli v. USA - A taxpayer appeals the district court's dismissal of his petition to correct wrongful levy, challenging the levy of his property to satisfy his father's tax liability. [3:10-cv-00548-RCJ-RAM] Civil NV 15 min
12-16516Michael Chess v. J. Dovey - California state prisoner Michael Chess appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in his civil rights action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs. [2:07-cv-01767-DAD] Pr Non-HC E. CA 15 min
12-16629James L. Turkle Trust v. Wells Fargo & Co. - James L. Turkle Trust appeals the ) dismissal of its diversity action brought against Wells Fargo & Co. [4:11-cv-06494-CW] Civil N. CA 15 min


2014-10-08  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-72848Guiying Chen v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
12-15878David Maddox v. A. Battle - California state prisoner David Maddox appeals from the district court's jury verdict in favor of a prison official in Maddox's action based on an Eighth Amendment claim of excessive force. [1:07-cv-01227-MJS] Pr Non-HC E. CA 10 min
13-16203Armando Munoz v. James Tilton - A California state prisoner appeals the dismissal as moot of his action challenging the constitutionality of a prison policy which requires that inmates receive religious items only from an approved vendor. [5:07-cv-03846-EJD] Pr Non-HC N. CA Subm.
12-16834Angela Pulliam v. United Airlines - Angela Pulliam appeals the district court's summary judgment in her employment discrimination action against United Airlines, Inc. [2:10-cv-01406-MMD-GWF] Civil NV Subm.
12-16888Gary McClain v. County of Clark - Gary W. McClain appeals the district court's summary judgment in his employment discrimination action againt the County of Clark, Nevada. [2:10-cv-02117-LDG-VCF] Civil NV Subm.
12-16913Simon Cheffins v. Michael Stewart - Simon Cheffins and Gregory Jones appeal the district court's judgment after jury trial in their action under the Visual Artists Rights Act regarding their work "La Contessa," a Spanish galleon replica displayed at the Burning Man festival. [3:09-cv-00130-RAM] Civil NV 15 min
12-16916Conservation Congress v. Nancy Finley - Conservation Congress appeals the district court's summary judgment in an action challenging the Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Reduction Project on the basis that it will degrade the habitat of the northern spotted owl. [3:11-cv-04752-SC] Civil N. CA 20 min


2014-10-08  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 2, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-17172Jeffrey Herson v. City of Reno - Jeffrey Herson appeals the dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of his civil rights action alleging that City of Reno's sign ordinance improperly gives greater protection to commercial speech over noncommercial speech. [3:11-cv-00403-LRH-VPC] Civil NV 10 min
11-18028Jeffrey Herson v. City of Richmond - East Bay Outdoors and Jeffrey Herson appeal from the district court's dismissal of their action challenging the constitutionality of the City of Richmond's current and former billboard ordinances. [4:09-cv-02516-PJH] Civil N. CA 15 min
12-16935Damous Nettles v. Randy Grounds - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of his habeas corpus petition challenging a prison disciplinary finding. [1:11-cv-01201-AWI-JLT] Habeas E. CA 10 min
13-15050Matta Santos v. K. Holland - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, of his habeas corpus petition challenging his validation as a member of the Mexican Mafia gang. [1:12-cv-01651-LJO-GSA] Habeas E. CA 10 min
10-72243Surinder Gill v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of India petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' determination that he provided material support to a terrorist organization and its denial of asylum and other relief. Immigration BIA 15 min
10-73370Devdas Laishram v. Eric Holder, Jr. - Citizens of India petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision concluding that lead petitioner provided material support to a terrorist organization and denying their applications for relief from removal. Immigration BIA 15 min


2014-10-08  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-73882Bayasgalan Tserenochir v. Eric Holder, Jr. - Citizens of Mongolia petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial as untimely of their motion to reopen. Immigration BIA 10 min
12-17349Erwin Cardenas v. D. Sisto - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction for attempted murder and related offenses. [2:07-cv-02404-TJH] Habeas E. CA 10 min
13-10650USA v. Gerriell Talmore - Gerriell Talmore appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and ammunition. [4:13-cr-00381-PJH-1] Criminal N. CA 10 min
12-16567Regal Stone Limited v. CVS Caremark Corp. - Regal Stone Ltd. and Fleet Management Ltd. appeal the district court's denial of a motion to remand to state court an action concerning the collision of the container ship Cosco Busan with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. [3:11-cv-04540-SC] Civil N. CA 15 min
12-16832ASARCO v. Celanese Chemical Co. - Asarco LLC appeals the dismissal as time-barred of its claim for contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. [3:11-cv-01384-WHA] Civil N. CA 15 min
12-16911Michelle Garcia v. Commissioner, Social Security - Michelle Garcia appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Garcia's application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:10-cv-03164-KJN] Civil E. CA 15 min


2014-10-08  2:30 pm  San Francisco Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-16195
13-16598
13-16749
Veronica Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. appeals the district court's order on remand granting in part the motion of a certified consumer class for nationwide injunctive relief on overdraft fees; the class cross-appeals. [3:07-cv-05923-WHA]

Civil N. CA 20 min
11-15189William Brandt v. NVIDIA Corporation - A chapter 11 trustee appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after trial in the trustee's adversary proceeding alleging fraudulent transfer. [5:08-cv-04634-RMW] Bankruptcy N. CA 15 min


2014-10-09  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 2, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-70068Mykola Popovich v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Ukraine 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.
11-70260Yong Yang v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China 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.
12-15498Richard Enos v. Eric Holder, Jr. - Richard Enos and other persons convicted in California of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence appeal the dismissal of their action seeking to restore their right to lawfully possess a firearm. [2:10-cv-02911-JAM-EFB] Civil E. CA 10 min
12-16742Tiffany Blades v. Wells Fargo Bank - Tiffany Blades appeals the dismissal of her diversity action brought against Wells Fargo Bank, alleging breach of contract and other causes of action arising when her property was sold at a trustee's sale. [2:11-cv-01389-KJD-CWH] Civil NV 15 min
12-16773
12-16891
Amco Insurance Company v. Eureka Oxygen Company - Amco Insurance Co. appeals the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in Amco's diversity action against Eureka Oxygen Co.; Eureka cross-appeals. [3:10-cv-01257-NC]
Civil N. CA 15 min
13-16122Alexis Aguilar v. Matthew Cate - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of first degree murder. [4:11-cv-04267-PJH] Habeas N. CA 15 min


2014-10-09  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-70036Jian Liu v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China 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 10 min
12-16818Yolo Cty Office of Education v. State of Cal. Dep't of Educ. - Yolo County Office of Education appeals the dismissal for lack of standing of its action challenging the California Department of Education's final determination of a student's complaint. [2:11-cv-03224-MCE-JFM] Civil E. CA 10 min
12-16665Fairfield-Suisun USD v. EDU-CA - Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District appeals the dismissal for lack of standing of its action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. [2:11-cv-02796-LKK-GGH] Civil E. CA 15 min
13-15565Anthony Barron v. Mike Stainer - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of assault with a deadly weapon. [4:11-cv-02797-PJH] Habeas N. CA 10 min
12-16539Cloverdale Rancheria etc. v. Kenneth Salazar - Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California and other plaintiffs appeal the dismissal, based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction and lack of standing, of their action brought against the Secretary of the Interior. [5:10-cv-01605-JF] Civil N. CA 15 min
12-16907Richard Bell v. ReconTrust Company - Richard Bell and others appeal the dismissal of their diversity putative class action brought against ReconTrust Co. and other mortgage entities. [3:10-cv-00444-RCJ-WGC] Civil NV 15 min


2014-10-09  12:45 pm  Stanford University, School of Law, Stanford, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-99011Raynard Cummings v. Michael Martel - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction and capital sentence for murder of a peace officer. [2:95-cv-07118-CBM] DP HC C. CA 30 min


2014-10-10  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
09-73867John Coquico v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of the Philippines petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable based on his convictions and denying cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 10 min
10-73895Roberto Corea-Salazar v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Nicaragua 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.
12-70594Wai Ng v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding that his conviction for second degree robbery constituted a particularly serious crime. Immigration BIA 10 min
12-16718Edvard Eshagh v. The Terminix Int'l Co. - Edvard Eshagh appeals the district court's order granting the motions of The Terminix International Co. to compel arbitration and strike class allegations in Eshagh's diversity action. [1:11-cv-00222-LJO-DLB] Civil E. CA 15 min
12-16719John Rezner v. Unicredit Bank AG - John Rezner appeals the district court's judgment, on remand, in his RICO action alleging a scheme of fraudulent tax shelters. [5:06-cv-02064-JW] Civil N. CA 15 min
13-15564Lawrence Schwiger v. Jack Palmer - A Nevada state prisoner appeals the district court's dismissal of his untimely habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of lewdness with a child and solicitation of murder. [3:09-cv-00454-LRH-VPC] Habeas NV 15 min


2014-10-10  9:00 am  San Francisco Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-73753Alma Servin-Escudero v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her application for cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 10 min
11-70266Ali Hassan v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Fiji petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him ineligible for INA § 212(c) relief and a INA § 212(h) waiver. Immigration BIA 10 min
11-73775Ines Vasquez-Gonzalez v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision sustaining the charges of removability against him and denying him relief from removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
11-70333Mei Yu v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals denial of her request for an INA § 212(k) waiver. Immigration BIA 10 min
12-16797WildEarth Guardians v. Gina McCarthy - Environmental groups appeal the district court's judgment on certain claims in favor of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a citizen suit under the Clean Air Act. [4:11-cv-05651-YGR] Civil N. CA 15 min
12-16802Gerald Erickson v. PNC Mortgage - Gerald and Donna Erickson appeal the district court's dismissal for lack of prosecution of their diversity action brought against PNC Mortgage and other mortgage entities. [3:10-cv-00678-LRH-VPC] Civil NV 15 min


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