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

February 5-9, 2018
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.


2018-02-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER, BERZON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-71145Ying Li v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China 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
16-55695Uzma Butt v. Nancy Berryhill - Uzma Butt appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Butt's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [2:15-cv-05690-JCG] Social Security C. CA 10 min
16-55884Yolanda De Rivera v. Nancy Berryhill - Yolanda De Rivera appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of De Rivera's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under the Social Security Act. [2:15-cv-04625-DFM] Social Security C. CA Subm.
16-55851US ex rel. Juan Hong v. Newport Sensors - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the False Claims Act. [8:13-cv-01164-JLS-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55974Wladimir Wasjutin v. Bank of America - Wladimir and Silvia Wasjutin appeals the district court's order granting Bank of America's and other defendants' motions to dismiss and for judgment on the pleadings in the Watsons' diversity action arising from a nonjudicial foreclosure. [2:15-cv-09401-MWF-JC] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55980James Copelan v. Infinity Ins. Co. - James Copelan and Brian Lowenthal appeal the dismissal of their diversity insurance coverage action against Infinity Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company. [2:16-cv-01355-R-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and PRATT (Iowa Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-56977Joe Flores v. W. Montgomery - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his sentence for murder. [2:14-cv-02687-RGK-KK] Habeas C. CA 10 min
15-55640Jose Verduzco v. Marion Spearman - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for first degree murder. [8:11-cv-01804-GHK-SP] Habeas C. CA 10 min
16-50093USA v. Michael Stewart - Appeal from conviction and sentence for mail fraud. [8:14-cr-00014-CJC-1] Criminal C. CA 15 min
17-55248
17-55263
Interpipe Contracting, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra - Interpipe Contracting, Inc., and Contractors of California Cooperation Committee appeal from the dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 actions challenging California Senate Bill 954, a law that amends part of California's prevailing wage law. [3:16-cv-02247-BEN-NLS]
Civil S. CA 20 min


2018-02-05  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55988Suzanne Carnahan v. Seterus, Inc. - Suzanne and Chris Carnahan appeal the district court's dismissal of their diversity action against Bank of America and Seterus Bank, alleging mortgage-related claims. [5:15-cv-02319-JGB-KK] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56114US Bank v. Janet Fuladian - Janet Fuladian appeals the district court's judgment in favor of U.S. Bank in the amount of $2,065,077 in Fuladian's diversity action to recover the balance due on a secured promissory note. [2:12-cv-10493-DSF-E] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55770American News and Information v. William Gore - American News and Information Services, Edward Peruta and James Playford appeal from the dismissal of their action alleging they were retaliated against by San Diego County Sheriffs and police for exercising their First Amendment rights. [3:12-cv-02186-BEN-KSC] Civil S. CA 15 min
16-55931Christopher Parker v. City of Los Angeles - Christopher Parker appeals from the district court's partial summary judgment and judgment following a jury verdict in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging he was subjected to excessive force by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. [2:15-cv-04670-SVW-JEM] Civil C. CA Subm.
17-60000Benjamin Taylor v. Karen Good - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after a bench trial in an adversary proceeding seeking denial of discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a). [15-1316] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2018-02-06  9:00 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and MARBLEY (Ohio Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55771Marty Emmons v. City of Escondido - Marty Emmons and his daughter Maggie Emmons appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that police officers violated their civil rights during a response to a 911 call. [3:14-cv-01662-JM-DHB] Civil S. CA 10 min
15-50445 USA v. Anthony Millan - Codefendants appeal their jury convictions and sentences for mail and wire fraud. [2:13-cr-00885-GW-2] Criminal C. CA 10 min
15-50446 USA v. Mack Machen      


2018-02-06  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, W. FLETCHER, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50435USA v. Christopher George - Appeal from conviction and sentence for fraud and conspiracy in connection with a telemarketing scam targeting homeowners facing foreclosure. [5:12-cr-00065-VAP-2] Criminal C. CA 15 min
16-56169Margueritte Kibel v. Aetna Life Ins. Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment after a bench trial in an ERISA case. [2:14-cv-03861-SVW-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56175Kimberley D. v. United Healthcare Ins. Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA case. [3:15-cv-01012-JM-JLB] Civil S. CA 15 min
16-56309Steve Klein v. City of Laguna Beach - Appeal from the district court's attorneys' fee award in connection with the underlying action which sought to invalidate aspects of Laguna Beach ordinances prohibiting the use of sound-amplification devices on public sidewalks. [8:08-cv-01369-JLS-MLG] Civil C. CA Subm.


2018-02-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and PRATT (Iowa Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55941Michael Easley v. City of Riverside - Michael Easley and Stephania Session appeal from the district court's order on summary judgment granting qualified immunity to City of Riverside police officer Silvio Macias in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action arising from the shooting of Michael Easley. [5:14-cv-00117-TJH-SP] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-50444USA v. Sacramento Diaz - Appeal from denial of motion for reduction of sentence. [3:14-cr-00271-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
17-50048USA v. Hipolito Guerrero-Hidrogo - An appeal from a conviction for misdemeanor illegal reentry. [3:15-cr-00652-WVG-AJB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
17-60001Sarkis Antabian v. Wells Fargo Bank - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of an adversary proceeding. [16-1129] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
17-60002Sarkis Antabian v. Wells Fargo Bank - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of an adversary proceeding. [16-1085] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
16-56003Piveg, Inc. v. General Star Indemnity Co. - Piveg, Inc. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of General Star Indemnity Company in Piveg's diversity insurance coverage action. [3:15-cv-00981-DMS-JLB] Civil S. CA Subm.
16-56301
16-56710
John Sandoval v. PharmaCare US, Inc. - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's dismissals, denials of class certification, and summary judgments in favor of PharmaCare US, Inc. in diversity actions alleging that the labeling on the product IntenseX violated federal and California laws. [3:15-cv-00738-H-JLB]
Civil S. CA 20 min


2018-02-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and MARBLEY (Ohio Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-71178Victor Bravo Gomez 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 Subm.
16-55771Marty Emmons v. City of Escondido - Marty Emmons and his daughter Maggie Emmons appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that police officers violated their civil rights during a response to a 911 call. [3:14-cv-01662-JM-DHB] Civil S. CA 10 min
15-56673
15-56675
Brandyn Ridgeway v. Nabors Completion and Prod. - City of Long Beach and Tidelands Oil Production Co. and Nabors Completion and Production Services, Co. appeal the district court's order denying their motions to compel arbitration and to stay or dismiss in a diversity class action. [2:15-cv-03436-DDP-VBK]
Civil C. CA 20 min
16-55353USA v. Save the Valley, LLC - Intervenor Save the Valley, LLC appeals the district court's order denying the motion for remand to state court. [2:15-cv-08065-JFW-RAO] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-60071Albert An v. Il Kwon - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance in part of the bankruptcy court's judgement in an adversary proceeding alleging the nondischargeability of a debt. [16-1001] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2018-02-07  9:00 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER, BEA, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-73418Michael Tricarichi v. CIR - Appeal of a Tax Court decision on a petition challenging a notice of transferee liability under IRC § 6901 and Ohio state law. [23630-12] Tax Court NV 10 min
16-56125Jordan Gallinger v. Xavier Becerra - An appeal from the dismissal of an action which alleged that the retired peace officer exemption to the California Gun-Free School Zone Act, Cal. Penal Code § 626.9(o), violates the Equal Protection Clause. [2:16-cv-02572-BRO-AFM] Civil C. CA 10 min


2018-02-07  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and BATAILLON (Nebraska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-56181Douglas Lawellin v. City of Indian Wells - Douglas Lawellin and Steven Rohln appeal from the dismissal of their action against the City of Indian Wells and others arising out of a nuisance abatement action brought by the City against plaintiffs in the Riverside County Superior Court. [5:13-cv-00731-JAK-SP] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-56200Taylor Scott v. Gino Morena Enterprises - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a Title VII case. [3:15-cv-00550-JLS-WVG] Civil S. CA 10 min
16-56271Vikram Gill v. Ikebal Gill - Vikram Gill appeals the district court's order dismissing for lack of prosecution and entering sanctions in his diversity action against Ikebal Gill and others, alleging breach of oral contract concerning estate-related litigation. [3:15-cv-00085-H-JLB] Civil S. CA Subm.
16-50344USA v. Flora Espino - An appeal from a jury conviction for making false declarations before a grand jury. [3:11-cr-03486-JAH-6] Criminal S. CA 15 min
16-56346Teresita Viana v. FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. - Teresita Viana appeals the district court's judgment in favor of her former employer, FedEx Corporate Services, Inc., in Viana's diversity action alleging workplace discrimination. [2:15-cv-08316-JFW-AS] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56348Paul Wexler v. Jensen Pharmaceuticals - Paul Wexler appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Jensen Pharmaceuticals. Inc., and others in Wexler's diversity employment discrimination action. [2:15-cv-03518-AB-AJW] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-07  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50135 USA v. Raul Villarreal - Raul and Fidel Villarreal appeal their sentences for conspiracy, bringing aliens into the U.S. for financial gain, and conspiracy to launder money through international promotion. [3:08-cr-01332-JAH-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-50136 USA v. Fidel Villarreal      
16-50161USA v. Stephen Kang - An appeal from the district court's order sealing in part a criminal restitution order. [2:15-cr-00478-GW-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-50196USA v. Marco Escobedo-Gomez - Appeal from conviction for importation of heroin. [3:15-cr-02940-GPC-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-50216USA v. Jorge Mayen - Appeal from conviction and sentence for importation of methamphetamine and marijuana. [3:15-cr-03121-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
16-50472 USA v. Jason Branum - Former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies appeal their convictions for conspiracy against right, deprivation of rights under color of law, and falsification of records. [2:13-cr-00573-GW-2] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-50473 USA v. Bryan Brunsting      
16-50121 USA v. Judith Paixao - Appeals from convictions for conspiracy to defraud the United States and theft of funds disbursed to the Wounded Marine Career Foundation by the Department of Veterans Affairs. [3:13-cr-03788-JM-1] Criminal S. CA 15 min
16-50122 USA v. Kevin Lombard      


2018-02-08  9:00 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER, BYBEE, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-73512Brenda Torres v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying her motion to reopen. Immigration BIA Subm.


2018-02-08  9:00 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER, CALLAHAN, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-70365Hector Rodriguez-Castellon v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying a motion for reconsideration. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-55758Emidio Soltysik v. Alex Padilla - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action challenging the constitutionality of California's Elections Code §§ 8002.5(a) and 13105(a). [2:15-cv-07916-AB-GJS] Civil C. CA 10 min


2018-02-08  9:30 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER, CALLAHAN, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-72730Elisa Menendez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 10 min


2018-02-08  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, W. FLETCHER, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55432Millennium Laboratories, Inc. v. Allied World Assurance Co. - Millennium Laboratories, Inc. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Allied World Assurance Company (U.S.), Inc. in Millennium's diversity insurance coverage action. [3:12-cv-02280-BAS-KSC] Civil S. CA 15 min
16-60082Peter Kvassay v. Robert Kvassay - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's denial of a contempt motion. [15-1420] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2018-02-08  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and BATAILLON (Nebraska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50406USA v. Byron Dredd - Interlocutory appeal from an order denying a motion to dismiss a charge that the defendant made false statements to federal agents. [2:15-cr-00569-GHK-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-55888Muneefa Abdullah v. Walt Disney Company - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action alleging copyright infringement by the movie "Frozen." [2:15-cv-09581-SVW-JPR] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56215Everette Silas v. Home Box Office, Inc. - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of a claim of copyright infringment by the HBO series "Ballers." [2:15-cv-09732-GW-FFM] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56270Landmark American Ins. Co v. Nat'l Liability & Fire Ins. - National Liability & Fire Ins. Co. appeals judgment in favor of Landmark American Ins. Co. in Landmark's diversity insurance coverage action concerning liability coverage of their common insured, SBR Construction, Inc. [8:15-cv-01967-JLS-MRW] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56339Rosi Godinez v. Alta-Dena Certified Dairy - Alta-Dena Certified Dairy, LLC, appeals the district court's judgment, after a five-day jury trial, in favor of Rosi Godinez in her diversity action alleging disability discrimination and wrongful termination under California state law. [2:15-cv-01652-RSWL-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min


2018-02-08  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and MARBLEY (Ohio Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-56220Audrey Fober v. Mgmt. & Tech. Consultants, LLC - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. [8:15-cv-01673-CJC-DFM] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-56323Nataha Shpak v. Malcolm Curtis - Bankruptcy debtors appeal the district court's dismissal of an action that they sought to remove from a New York court. [5:16-cv-01687-MWF-KK] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56324The Estate of Jeffrey Randall v. First Solar, Inc. - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's orders granting summary judgment in favor of Jeffrey Randall's former employer, First Solar, Inc., and levying $110,784 in Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 sanctions against the Randalls' attorney. [5:15-cv-01066-VAP-DTB] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56000Hassan Hashemi v. Raman Unnikrishnan - Hassan Hashemi appeals from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging First Amendment and state claims arising from his employment for the California State University, Fullerton. [8:14-cv-01184-JAK-CW] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56019N. L. v. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles - N.L. a minor, through his guardian ad litem, appeals from the dismissal of his complaint alleging that Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group violated his rights by examining him for signs of child abuse. [2:15-cv-07200-AB-FFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-56090
16-56419
P.E.R. Asset Management Trust v. International Fruit Genetics - P.E.R. Asset Management Trust and others appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of International Fruit Genetics LLC in a diversity action alleging breach of contract arising from three licensing agreements between the parties. [2:14-cv-05273-ODW-MRW]
Civil C. CA Subm.


2018-02-09  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: REINHARDT, W. FLETCHER, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-56277David Wabakken v. CDCR - David Wabakken appeals from a judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in his action alleging he was retaliated against while employed as a correctional lieutenant for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. [2:12-cv-01503-GW-DTB] Civil C. CA Subm.


2018-02-09  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and BATAILLON (Nebraska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55382Marcos Ceras v. Scott Frauenheim - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and assault with a firearm. Ceras alleged, inter alia, ineffective assistance of counsel. [2:14-cv-09177-RGK-AN] Habeas C. CA 10 min
15-71214Saiful Islam v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Bangladesh 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
16-56127KRBL Limited v. Gino Serpe - An appeal from an order sanctioning counsel. [2:16-cv-02431-PA-GJS] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56164Paul Kranich v. Thomas Girardi - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case. [2:16-cv-01209-CAS-E] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55159Pamela Brown v. Christiana Trust - Pamela Brown appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) dismissal of her diversity action against Christiana Trust, alleging various claims, and seeking to unwind a non-judicial foreclosure sale. [2:15-cv-04543-CAS-JEM] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55920
16-55956
16-55967
Seif Ascar v. U.S. Bank - Seif Ascar appeals, and U.S Bank, and Ocean Towers Housing Corporation cross appeal the district court's judgment in Ascar's diversity action. [2:13-cv-07496-DSF-E]

Civil C. CA 20 min


2018-02-09  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-73316Qiu Wang v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China 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.
15-71323Jie Miao v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China 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
17-70402Adam Gordy v. Debbie Asuncion - A California state prisoner applies for authorization to file a second or successive habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for armed robberies. OP C. CA Subm.
16-55644Bruce Singer v. Henry Bushkin - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after trial in an adversary proceeding. [2:15-cv-06489-CJC] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
16-56255Colony Cove Properties v. City of Carson - The City of Carson appeals from a judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in an action by Colony Cove Properties seeking damages and declaratory relief for a regulatory taking without just compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment. [2:14-cv-03242-PSG-PJW] Civil C. CA 20 min


2018-02-09  10:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-56088Renewal Services v. USPTO - Renewal Services appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of its Freedom of Information Act action against the United States Patent and Trademark Office, seeking bulk data. [3:15-cv-01779-WQH-DHB] Civil S. CA 10 min


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 Pimkova - 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  9:00 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TASHIMA, BERZON, and HURWITZ, 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 10 min
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 10 min


2018-02-15  10:00 am  -, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and FISHER, and BEA, 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


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
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.
16-15598Anant 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  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


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