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

February 12-16, 2018

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.


2018-02-12  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges, and QUIST (Michigan Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-73606Jorge Alvarez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable and determining that he did not demonstrate eligibility for any relief from removal. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-73859Juan Lopez-Quintana v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his applications for asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-50414USA v. Reyna Renteria-Aguilar - Appeal from conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation. [3:15-cr-02399-BTM-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
14-73238Francisco Palafox Padilla v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico 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
15-70423Mohammed Yusuf v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Somalia 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
16-55346US ex rel. Stephen Yagman v. James Mitchell - Stephen Yagman appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) dismissal of his False Claims Act action brought ex rel for the United States alleging various claims related to torture and fraud against Mitchell Jessen and Associates. [2:14-cv-09771-DMG-PJW] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-60028Andrew Reder v. Paul Fisher - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment in an adversary proceeding concerning the nondischargeablity of a debt. [15-1321] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
17-55131USA v. Ronald Jones, Jr. - An appeal from the denial of a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to vacate a sentence for armed bank robbery and firearm offenses. [3:16-cv-01563-WQH] Habeas S. CA 10 min


2018-02-12  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BERZON, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and WOODCOCK, JR. (Maine), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55808Marie Conforto v. Richard V. Spencer - Marie Conforto appeals the district court's judgment, following a seven-day jury trial, in favor of Secretary of the Navy, on Conforto's claims alleging gender discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [3:12-cv-01316-JAH-BLM] Civil S. CA Subm.
16-55831Marcella Navarrete v. Jessie Arana - Video journalists Marvella Navarrete and Jose Castaneda appeal from the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action as barred by the statute of limitations. [2:16-cv-01230-PA-AFM] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55893Mario Carlos v. Old Dominion Freight Line - Mario Carlos appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. in Carlos' diversity action alleging employment discrimination and related claims after Carlos was terminated from his job. [2:15-cv-06127-MWF-MRW] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55773
16-55781
Yujin Robot Co., Ltd. v. Synet Electronics, Inc. - Yujin Robot Co., Ltd. appeals, and Synet Electronics, Inc. cross-appeals the district court's judgment, following a six-day jury trial and judgment as a matter of law, in a diversity action brought by Yujin Robot Co. Ltd. alleging breach of contract. [2:14-cv-06237-SJO-AS]
Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55858Howard Abrams v. Ins. Co. of No. America - An appeal from the dismissal of an ERISA case. [2:15-cv-00056-BRO-AS] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55961Michele Baker v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an employment discrimination action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [3:14-cv-00800-JM-JMA] Civil S. CA 15 min


2018-02-13  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges, and QUIST (Michigan Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-56382Lucia Candelario v. Rip Curl, Inc. - Lucia Candelario appeals the district court's dismissal for lack of Article III standing of her diversity putative class action against Rip Curl., Inc., alleging that its Terms and Conditions on Rip Curl's website violated New Jersey law. [8:16-cv-00963-CJC-AGR] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56428Michael Holland v. County of Los Angeles - An appeal from summary judgment in an action against the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and social workers alleging violations of parental rights and familial association, defamation and stigmatization of reputation. [2:12-cv-00461-AG-JC] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56459Frank Noori v. Vivint, Inc. - Frank Noori appeals the district court's dismissal of his diversity action against Vivint, Inc., alleging claims after Noori applied for a job with Vivint and Vivint terminated him. [2:16-cv-05491-PA-FFM] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-56080Great American Insurance Co. v. Sequoia Insurance Company - Sequoia Insurance Company appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Great American Insurance Company in a diversity insurance coverage action, concerning the defense and settlement of claims asserted against their common insured. [8:15-cv-01161-DOC-E] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56083Anna Markowitz v. UPS - Anna Markowitz appeals the district court's summary judgment in her diversity employment discrimination action under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act against United Parcel Service, Inc. [8:15-cv-01367-AG-DFM] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56094Norik Barakezyan v. BMW of North America - Norik Barakezyan appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his diversity putative class action brought against BMW of North America, LLC, alleging various causes of action, arising when Barakezyan leased a BMW. [2:16-cv-00173-SJO-GJS] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-13  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BERZON, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and WOODCOCK, JR. (Maine), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50543USA v. Cory Misraje - Appeal from judgment revoking supervised release. [2:09-cr-00992-PSG-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
15-56007Ronneld Johnson v. W. Montgomery - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his sentence for second degree robbery. [2:14-cv-04766-AB-VBK] Habeas C. CA 10 min
16-50017USA v. Irina Topilina - An appeal from a criminal restitution order. [2:10-cr-01115-MMM-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-55875
16-55911
Tritaporn Sirisup v. It's Thai, LLC - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a trademark case and a cross-appeal from the denial of attorneys' fees. [2:13-cv-07246-DDP-PJW]
Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55954Byron Chinchilla v. Greg Lewis - An appeal from the denial of a habeas corpus petition. [8:14-cv-01298-JVS-JPR] Habeas C. CA 15 min


2018-02-14  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges, and DONATO (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50056USA v. Irene Pemkova - Appeal from conspiracy and wire fraud. [8:08-cr-00180-DOC-3] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-55344Lori Mannarino v. U.S. Bank - An appeal from the dismissal of a wrongful foreclosure case. [2:15-cv-08983-DSF-JPR] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-72894Nelson Yudini Guadron 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 ineffective assistance of counsel and changed country conditions. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-56107G and G Productions LLC v. Rita Rusic - G & G Productions LLC appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Rita Rusic in a diversity action alleging claims, concerning the acquisition, ownership and disappearance of an oil painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. [2:15-cv-02796-RGK-E] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56308Marei von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art - Marei Von Saher appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Norton Simon Museum of Art of Pasadena in Von Saher's diversity action seeking to recover life-size paintings entitled "Adam" and "Eve" by Lucas Cranach the Elder. [2:07-cv-02866-JFW-SS] Civil C. CA 20 min


2018-02-14  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BERZON, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and WOODCOCK, JR. (Maine), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-70573Hasmik Movsesyan v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Armenia 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
16-55957Elsa Chavez v. JPMorgan Chase Bank - Elsa Chavez appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of her former employer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, in Chavez's diversity action alleging wrongful termination claims. [2:15-cv-02328-DDP-PJW] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55837Jeffrey Estes v. State Farm - Jeffrey Estes appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in Estes' diversity insurance coverage action. [3:15-cv-00757-JAH-WVG] Civil S. CA Subm.
16-55910Robert Matus v. Premium Nutraceuticals - Robert Matus appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction of Matus's diversity putative class action against Premium Nutraceuticals, LLC. [5:15-cv-01851-DDP-DTB] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56335
16-56487
Petar Mrkonjic v. Delta Family-Care and Survivor - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA action concerning long term disability benefits and retirement benefits. [2:15-cv-02255-JAK-JC]
Civil C. CA 20 min


2018-02-15  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges, and DONATO (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50294USA v. Ramon Urbina - Appeal from conviction for importing methamphetamine. [3:16-cr-00375-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
16-50319USA v. Robert Aguilar - Appeal from denial of motion for reduction of sentence based on Sentencing Guidelines Amendment 782. [3:13-cr-01128-BEN-7] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-50343USA v. Willie Mickey - An appeal from a jury conviction for sex trafficking. [3:15-cr-01201-BTM-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-50350USA v. Jesus Garcia - An appeal from a conviction for conspiracy and possession of stolen mail. [2:15-cr-00022-AB-2] Criminal C. CA 10 min
15-56671Ruth Cooper v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' diversity insurance coverage action, alleging claims arising out of the failure of a sub-prime mortgage company, Quality Home Loans, Inc. that was insured by Lloyd's of London. [2:14-cv-07475-FMO-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-15  10:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and REINHARDT, and FISHER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-70814Elisio Atenia Lorenzo v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of the Philippines petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable based on his controlled substance conviction. Immigration BIA 10 min
16-15099Bernard Mitchell v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Truth in Lending Act. [4:15-cv-05006-JSW] Civil N. CA Subm.
16-15359Lori Werlein v. Nancy Berryhill - Lori Werlein appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Werlein's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under the Social Security Act. [1:14-cv-01383-JLT] Social Security E. CA Subm.
16-15481Heavenly Hana LLC v. HU&HI of Hawaii Pension Plan - An appeal from the district court's judgment regarding withdrawal liability under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendment Act. [3:14-cv-03743-JCS] Civil N. CA 15 min
16-15598Anant Tripati v. Corizon Inc. - Arizona state prisoner Anant Tripati appeals from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action as a sanction after it found that Tripati had committed fraud upon the court. [4:13-cv-00615-DCB] Pr Non-HC AZ 15 min
16-15744Estate of Yanira Serrano v. Menh Trieu - The Estate of Yanira Serrano appeals from the district court's summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Menh Trieu used excessive deadly force when he shot and killed Yanira. [3:14-cv-04081-MMC] Civil N. CA 10 min


2018-02-15  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BERZON, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and GLEASON (Alaska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50106USA v. Armen Bislamian - Appeal from sentence for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. [2:14-cr-00494-PA-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-55550Danny Garcia v. Debbie Asuncion - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for second-degree murder. [2:14-cv-01840-JFW-JC] Habeas C. CA 10 min
16-55987Carol Luther v. Nancy Berryhill - Carol Luther appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Luther's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:15-cv-03356-JLS-JEM] Social Security C. CA 10 min
14-55873Charles Nichols v. Edmund Brown, Jr. - Charles Nichols appeals pro se from the district court's judgment on the pleadings in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging a set of California state laws regulating the open carry of firearms in public places. [2:11-cv-09916-SJO-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min
14-70034Manuel Campos-Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his application for special rule cancellation of removal under NACARA. Immigration BIA 15 min
15-56339Shane Horton v. City of Santa Maria - The City of Santa Maria appeals from the denial of qualified immunity to a police officer in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action arising from plaintiff's suicide attempt in a temporary holding cell at the jail following his arrest. [2:14-cv-06135-SJO-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-15  3:00 pm  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, TASHIMA, and BERZON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-10614USA v. Evelyn Sineneng-Smith - Appeal from convictions for inducing an alien to remain in the United States for the purposes of financial gain and mail fraud. [5:10-cr-00414-RMW-1] Criminal N. CA 30 min


2018-02-15  1:30 pm  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and BYBEE, Circuit Judge, and QUIST (Michigan Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-15803Edward O'Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA - The NCAA appeals the district court's award of attorneys' fees to plaintiff student-athletes in an antitrust action concerning the NCAA's compensation rules. [4:09-cv-03329-CW] Civil N. CA 20 min


2018-02-16  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: McKEOWN, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges, and MENDOZA, JR. (Washington Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50338USA v. Scott Bowman - Appeal from sentence for obstruction of justice, conversion of property by a federal officer or employee, falsification of a record with intent to obstruct a federal matter, and witness tampering. [5:15-cr-00047-JGB-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-50428USA v. Steven Lavinsky - An appeal from a sentence for distribution of child pornography. [2:16-cr-00161-R-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-56093Victor Platas v. A. Scribner - Briefs filed under seal. [2:04-cv-03383-CBM-LAL] Habeas C. CA Subm.
16-56375Sergio Sosa-Sanchez v. Bonita Mosley - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for illegal reentry. [2:16-cv-02885-DSF] Habeas C. CA Subm.
15-56460Marlyn Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center - Marlyn Sali and Deborah Spriggs, who are registered nurses, appeal the district court's denial of their motion for class certification in their diversity action brought against Corona Regional Medical Center alleging employment-related claims. [5:14-cv-00985-PSG-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56138
16-56401
16-56500
Kaloud, Inc. v. Shisha Land Wholesale - Appeals from the district court's judgment, after a jury trial, in a trademark case. [2:15-cv-03706-RGK-PJW]

Civil C. CA 20 min


2018-02-16  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BERZON, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and WOODCOCK, JR. (Maine), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-56274First City Pacific, Inc. v. Home Depot USA, Inc. - First City Pacific, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Home Depot USA, Inc. in First City's diversity declaratory relief action concerning a sublease between the parties. [2:12-cv-09401-FMO-MRW] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-16  9:45 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: BERZON, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges, and GLEASON (Alaska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-73954Salomon Bouzaglo v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Israel petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable and ineligible for adjustment of status. Immigration BIA Subm.
15-70018Jie Zhang v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China, who asserted that he was persecuted after protesting the government's exercise of eminent domain, petitions for review of the denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-71186Giorgi Asanidze v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Georgia 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
16-55719Ray Askins v. USDHS - Plaintiffs appeal the dismissal of their action alleging First Amendment violations arising from a United States Customs and Border Protection policy that prohibits photography on any port of entry property without advance official permission. [3:12-cv-02600-W-BLM] Civil S. CA 15 min
16-55739Lenhoff Enterprises, Inc. v. United Talent Agency, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of an antitrust case. [2:15-cv-01086-BRO-FFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55881
16-56262
Paola Garcia v. Wells Fargo Bank - Paola Garcia appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in Garcia's diversity action alleging employment-related claims, and Garcia appeals the award of costs to Wells Fargo. [2:15-cv-07436-R-KS]
Civil C. CA 15 min


Location Address


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Richard H. Chambers Court of Appeals Building
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena CA 91105


Print this notice

Download Acknowledgment of Hearing Notice and Other Forms

Picture ID Required to Enter Courthouse

A Time / Side value of "Subm." indicates the case will be submitted on the briefs.