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

August 26-30, 2019

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.


2019-08-26  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: HAWKINS, McKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-30163USA v. Jason Cathcart - The United States appeals the district court's order suppressing evidence in a case in which the defendant is charged with producing and possessing child pornography. [1:16-cr-02044-SAB-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
17-30262USA v. Sinyo Silkeutsabay - Four defendants appeal the district court's finding on remand that they did not comply with Washington's medical marijuana laws and its reinstatement of their convictions related to manufacture of marijuana plants. [2:13-cr-00140-TOR-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
18-71971Roberto Caballeros-Flores v. William Barr - 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.
18-15064Montana Department of Revenue v. Timothy Blixseth - A petitioning creditor appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of an involuntary bankruptcy case. [2:13-cv-01324-JAD] Bankruptcy NV 15 min
18-35982Columbia Riverkeeper v. Andrew Wheeler - EPA appeals the district court's order denying its motion for summary judgment, and granting in part the plaintiff environmental groups' motion for summary judgment, after the court found that the EPA violated the Clean Water Act in connection with the Columbia and Snake Rivers. [2:17-cv-00289-RSM] Civil W. WA 15 min
19-70014The GEO Group, Inc. v. USDC-WAWTA - A petition for a writ of mandamus challenging a discovery order in an action filed by the State of Washington against the operator of the Northwest Detention Center. [3:17-cv-05806-RJB] OP W. WA 15 min


2019-08-27  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and GAITAN, Jr. (Missouri Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-35590Bryan Haney v. Hughie Blake - An appeal from the district court's judgment after a bench trial in an admiralty action for unpaid wages. [2:15-cv-01347-RSL] Civil W. WA Subm.
18-35485
18-35511
Eli Dunn v. Bryce Hatch - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's judgment after a bench trial in an admiralty action for unpaid wages. [1:15-cv-00479-BLW]
Civil ID Subm.
17-73283Greenlining Institute v. FCC - Petition for review of a declaratory ruling and order of the Federal Communications Commission concerning revisions to certain FCC rules affecting wireline broadband deployment. [17-154] Agency FCC 20 min
18-15712Prager University v. Google LLC - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action against YouTube and Google alleging they limited plaintiff's access to submit videos, in violation of the First Amendment and the Lanham Act. [5:17-cv-06064-LHK] Civil N. CA 20 min


2019-08-28  8:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: HAWKINS, McKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-71108
18-70312
Roberto Silva-Pereira v. William Barr - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decisions denying reopening of removal proceedings and denying deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. 
Immigration BIA Subm.
17-72226Mike Iwebuke Ashien v. William Barr - A citizen of Nigeria 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
18-30136USA v. Ernest Jablonsky - Appeal from conviction for illegal sale of outfitted mountain lion hunts in violation of the Lacey Act. [6:17-cr-00017-CCL-1] Criminal MT Subm.
18-35284Demicko Thomas v. Maggie Miller-Stout - A Washington state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his sentence for first degree robbery, first degree kidnapping, attempted first degree robbery, first degree assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. [2:11-cv-02186-RSM] Habeas W. WA Subm.
17-17367Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs v. Michael Bednarz - An objector appeals the district court's order approving three settlements in multidistrict litigation concerning lithium ion batteries. [4:13-md-02420-YGR] Civil N. CA 10 min
18-35725Clear Creek Ret. Plan II LLC v. Foremost Ins. Co. Grand Rapids - Clear Creek Retirement Plan II LLC appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids Michigan in a diversity insurance coverage action. [3:17-cv-05564-RBL] Civil W. WA Subm.
18-35770Todd Albright v. Alliant Specialty Ins. Serv. - Todd Albright appeals the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, Inc. in a diversity action alleging defamation.
[3:17-cv-05062-RBL]
Civil W. WA Subm.
19-35138Big Sky Scientific LLC v. Jan Bennetts - An appeal from the denial of a preliminary injunction ordering the Idaho State Police to release a seized cargo of industrial hemp pursuant to the 2018 Farm Bill. [1:19-cv-00040-REB] Civil ID 15 min


2019-08-29  8:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: McKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and GAITAN, Jr. (Missouri Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-56556Dulce Velasquez-Reyes v. Samsung Electronics America - Samsung Electronics America, Inc. appeals the district court’s order denying Samsung’s motion to compel arbitration and to dismiss a diversity putative class action alleging various claims related to the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. [5:16-cv-01953-DMG-KK] Civil C. CA 10 min
18-16094Samsung Electronics America v. Daniel Ramirez - Samsung Electronics America, Inc. appeals the district court's order denying its motion to compel arbitration. [1:17-cv-01462-AWI-SAB] Civil E. CA 5 min
18-36017Sean Wilson v. HUUUGE, Inc. - Huuuge, Inc. appeals the district court's order denying its motion to compel arbitration in a diversity action arising out of a putative class action to recover money lost by plaintiff playing electronic gambling games available through a mobile app. [3:18-cv-05276-RBL] Civil W. WA 10 min
18-35173Karen Dexter v. Andrew Saul - Claimant appeals the district court's dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of her application for disability benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [3:17-cv-05253-JPD] Social Security W. WA Subm.
18-35455Lori Shavlik v. City of Snohomish - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment for defendants in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging malicious prosecution and defamation. [2:17-cv-00144-JCC] Civil W. WA Subm.
18-55559Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. v. UAW - An appeal from the district court's order confirming an arbitration award under the Labor Management Relations Act. [2:17-cv-05122-PSG-SK] Civil C. CA 15 min


2019-08-30  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: HAWKINS, McKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-71056Fany Fajardo-Paz v. William Barr - Citizens of Honduras 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.
17-15795Kevin Young v. Christopher Andrews - An objector appeals the district court's order approving a settlement in multidistrict litigation concerning lithium ion batteries. [4:13-md-02420-YGR] Civil N. CA Subm.
17-17369Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs v. Christopher Andrews - An objector appeals the district court's order approving three settlements in multidistrict litigation concerning lithium ion batteries. [4:13-md-02420-YGR] Civil N. CA Subm.


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