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

July 7-11, 2014
July 18, 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.


2014-07-07  9:30 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: NOONAN and BERZON, Circuit Judges; and SABRAW (California Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
09-73787Freddy Tjiudiningrat v. Eric Holder, Jr. - Citizens of Indonesia 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 10 min
10-55051Jarami Williams v. Gil - California state prisoner Jarami Williams appeals from the district court's dismissal of his civil rights action alleging that jail officials used excessive force against him while he was confined in jail prior to his conviction. [5:07-cv-01060-JFW-OP] Pr Non-HC C. CA 10 min
10-56716Maurice Thompson v. Darryl Adams - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction and sentence for attempted murder and related crimes, with a gang sentencing enhancement. [2:09-cv-00818-GHK-DTB] Habeas C. CA 10 min
11-70309Gang Wang 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
10-55711Jose Luna v. A. Malfi - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of murder and attempt on the basis of the prosecutor's testimony at trial. [2:07-cv-00148-DMG-AGR] Habeas C. CA 15 min
13-56818Fox Broadcasting Co. v. Dish Network - Briefs filed under seal. [2:12-cv-04529-DMG-SH] Civil C. CA 20 min


2014-07-07  9:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 3, Pasadena, California
Before: SILVERMAN, TALLMAN and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-50496USA v. Francisco Manjarrez - Francisco Manjarrez appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to importation of a controlled substance. [3:12-cr-01449-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-50170USA v. Hector Hurtado - Hector Hurtado appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to importation of a controlled substance. [3:12-cr-04756-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-50172USA v. Julio Vazquez-Ramirez - Julio Vazquez-Ramirez appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to importation of heroin, cocaine, and a mixture containing methamphetamine. [3:12-cr-04793-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-50329USA v. Carlos Ruiz - Carlos Ruiz appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to importation of a controlled substance. [3:13-cr-00754-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min


2014-07-08  9:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: BERZON and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges; and ROSENTHAL (Texas Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-50532USA v. Ahmed Kazzaz - Ahmed Kazzaz, who was the chief executive officer of a group of companies headquartered in Dubai, appeals his conviction arising out of a kickback agreement related to federally-funded subcontracts in support of reconstruction efforts in Iraq. [2:12-cr-00348-RGK-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
13-50144
13-50158
USA v. Jose Amparo-Palomares - Jose Edgar Amparo-Palomares appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to being a deported alien found in the United States, and the sentence imposed upon revocation of supervised release. [3:12-cr-04360-LAB-1]
 
Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-50194USA v. Nelson Campos-Nunez - Nelson Campos-Nunez appeals his jury conviction of importation of marijuana. [3:12-cr-04377-JLS-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
11-55672Michael Jimenez v. Ralph M. Diaz - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging a murder conviction, claiming the jury instructions on murder and malice denied him due process and a fair trial. [2:10-cv-01208-SVW-MLG] Habeas C. CA 15 min
12-50499 USA v. James Lloyd - James Lloyd, Robert Keskemety, Albert Greenhouse, David Nelson, and Paul Baker appeal their convictions and/or sentences for offenses arising from a fraudulent scheme that solicited investments in independent movies. [2:11-cr-00542-JFW-1] Criminal C. CA 20 min
12-50500        
12-50509 USA v. Paul Baker      
12-50514 USA v. David Nelson      
12-50526 USA v. Albert Greenhouse      
12-50566 USA v. Robert Keskemety      


2014-07-08  9:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 3, Pasadena, California
Before: SILVERMAN, TALLMAN and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-56425Christopher Lundin v. S. Kernan - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of murder and attempted murder on the basis of the admission of potentially incriminating graffiti. [2:06-cv-01271-ABC-MAN] Habeas C. CA 10 min
11-70158Tamara Petrosyan v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Armenia 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
12-57013Michael Neuman v. Alan Crogan - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition claiming a violation of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986). [5:11-cv-00327-DOC-DTB] Habeas C. CA 10 min
11-50479USA v. Jose Marquez - Jose Marquez appeals his jury conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. [3:08-cr-02019-L-1] Criminal S. CA 15 min
12-50456USA v. David Garrison - David Garrison appeals his conviction for conspiracy and health care fraud arising from charges that he used his position as a physician assistant to prescribe to Medicare beneficiaries power wheelchairs that they neither needed nor used. [2:08-cr-01084-CBM-5] Criminal C. CA 15 min
12-50600USA v. Kevin Ledgard - Kevin Ledgard appeals his conviction of unauthorized access to the computer of a financial institution, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft. [2:08-cr-00982-DDP-1] Criminal C. CA 15 min
13-73101Behringer Harvard Lake Tahoe v. USDC-NVR - Behringer Harvard Lake Tahoe LLC petitions for a writ of mandamus directing the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to vacate its order transferring foreclosure litigation to Texas. [3:13-cv-00057-MMD-VPC] NV 20 min


2014-07-09  9:30 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: BERZON and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges; and ROSENTHAL (Texas Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-56658Robert Smith v. Stuart Sherman - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of murder, claiming a violation of Missouri v. Siebert, 542 U.S. 600 (2004). [5:07-cv-00908-JSL-FFM] Habeas C. CA 10 min
11-70190Rocio Lopez-Olivares v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the three-judge Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding her inadmissible for alien smuggling. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-50049USA v. Celestino Madrid - Celestino Madrid appeals the district court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained from a vehicle stop. [3:11-cr-00673-H-2] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-50110USA v. Bobby Langley - Bobby Langley appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to mail fraud, in connection with a scheme to defraud unemployment insurance programs, the California State Disability Insurance program, and American Family Life Assurance Company. [8:12-cr-00068-JVS-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
12-55396
12-56117
USA v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc. - Relators Steven Hartpence and Geraldine Goedcecke appeal the district court's dismissal of their qui tam claims under the False Claims Act against Kinetic Concepts, Inc., and KCI-USA, Inc. [2:08-cv-01885-GHK-AGR]
Civil C. CA 15 min


2014-07-09  11:30 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: FISHER and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges; and ROSENTHAL (Texas Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-56060T.B. v. San Diego USD - T.B. and his parents appeal the district court's summary judgment in their action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. [3:08-cv-00028-MMA-WMC] Civil S. CA 20 min


2014-07-09  9:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 3, Pasadena, California
Before: SILVERMAN, TALLMAN and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-56932Isaiah Henderson v. G. Lewis - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of carjacking and robbery, claiming juror bias. [2:10-cv-10073-PSG-RNB] Habeas C. CA 10 min
11-70379Javier Lara-Flores v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his application for cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-50122USA v. Victor Santos - Victor Santos appeals his conviction and sentence following his conditional guilty plea to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin. [2:12-cr-00916-PA-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
12-56201Nikhil Jhaveri v. ADT Security Services, Inc. - Nikhil and Ela Jhaveri appeal the district court's stipulated judgment in their diversity action brought against ADT Services, Inc., alleging various causes of action arising from ADT's alleged inadequate response to an alarm. [2:11-cv-04426-MWF-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
12-57019David Mango v. Lilian Myers - Maywood City Manager Lilian Myers appeals from the denial qualified immunity in a civil rights action brought by David Mango, who asserted that he was retaliated against for speaking with the FBI and others about City corruption. [2:11-cv-05641-GW-FFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-57105Patient One v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc. - Patients One and Two appeal the denial of a preliminary injuction and a dismissal for misjoinder in an ERISA action regarding health care benefits in connection with lap-band surgeries. [2:13-cv-07369-GAF-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min


2014-07-10  9:30 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: BENAVIDES (Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit), WARDLAW and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-55667Sophia Daire v. Mary Lattimore - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of her habeas corpus petition challenging her jury conviction for burglary, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel in investigating her mental illness. [2:10-cv-03743-DMG-AJW] Habeas C. CA 10 min
12-73905Roberto Roman-Suaste v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him ineligible for relief from removal based on his controlled substance convictions. Immigration BIA 10 min
11-71415Hector Aguiluz-Pineda v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his application for deferral or removal under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 15 min
11-73973Rafael Arias-Sanchez v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding that his conviction for possession for sale of marijuana constitutes an aggravated felony and a particularly serious crime. Immigration BIA 15 min
13-50211USA v. Juan Macias - Juan Macias appeals his jury conviction of illegal re-entry and false claim to United States citizenship. [3:11-cr-04340-H-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-50282USA v. Nunzio Guadagni - Nunzio Guadagni appeals the district court's order denying his motion to suppress evidence and statements following which he entered a conditional guilty plea to receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. [3:12-cr-03186-MMA-1] Criminal S. CA 15 min


2014-07-10  9:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 3, Pasadena, California
Before: SILVERMAN, TALLMAN and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-70225Nima Mobasser v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A native of Iran and citizen of Sweden 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
12-55756Jorge Montes v. Amy Miller - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging a jury conviction of attempted murder and mayhem, claiming his confession was coerced by threat of separation from his children. [2:11-cv-01278-AG-PJW] Habeas C. CA 10 min
12-57038
12-57039
Starla Pacini v. Bank of America - Starla Pacini and other plaintiffs appeal the dismissal of their RICO action on grounds of comity. [2:12-cv-06859-R-E]
Civil C. CA 10 min
13-50284USA v. Omar Mora-Rivera - Omar Mora-Rivera appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to illegal reentry after deportation. [2:12-cr-00745-ABC-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
13-50330USA v. Joshua Hester - Joshua Hester appeals the restitution order in a case in which he pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance, conspiracy to maintain drug-involved premises, and conspiracy to engage in monetary transactions. [3:10-cr-02967-IEG-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
12-55661Gonzalo Gonzalez v. Greg Lewis - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of firearm possession by a felon and carrying a concealed firearm. [5:08-cv-01817-GAF-FFM] Habeas C. CA 15 min
12-57053J. L. v. Downey Unified School District - Downey Unified School District appeals the district court's order in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. [2:12-cv-02285-GW-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min


2014-07-11  9:30 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: BENAVIDES (Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit), WARDLAW and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-50419USA v. Javier Lara-Renteria - Javier Lara-Renteria appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to being a removed alien found in the United States. [3:13-cr-01736-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
12-57009SEC v. James Donell - James Donell, receiver, appeals the district court's order concerning the termination of the receivership arising from an SEC civil enforcement action against J.T. Wallenbrock & Associates. [2:02-cv-00808-R-SH] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56761
13-56948
SEC v. Louis Schooler - Western Financial Planning Corp. and Louis Schooler appeal, and the SEC cross-appeals, an order granting in part and denying in part a motion for modification of a preliminary injunction in an SEC enforcement action alleging securities fraud. [3:12-cv-02164-GPC-JMA]
Civil S. CA 15 min
13-55486Jose Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. - Jos´┐Ż Gomez appeals the dismissal of his putative class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act on the basis of derivative sovereign immunity; defendant Campbell-Ewald Co. contends that its offer of judgment mooted Gomez's individual claim. [2:10-cv-02007-DMG-CW] Civil C. CA 15 min


2014-07-11  9:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 3, Pasadena, California
Before: SILVERMAN, TALLMAN and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-72870Yingji Piao 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
10-73288Jun Cheng 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
10-73571Victor Delgado v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his motion to reopen in absentia. Immigration BIA 10 min
10-73714Odilia Velasquez-Escovar v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying her motion to reopen in absentia. Immigration BIA 10 min
11-50416USA v. Tasia Watson - Tasia Watson appeals the district court's order denying her motion to set aside bond forfeiture and for bond exoneration. [3:08-cr-04399-H-2] Criminal S. CA 10 min
11-70231Harun Rashid v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Bangladesh 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


2014-07-18  10:00 am  Pasadena Courtroom 1, Pasadena, California
Before: PREGERSON and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges; and WALTER (Louisiana Western), Senior District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-35401Jennie McCormack v. Stephen Herzog - Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen F. Herzog appeals the district court's order declaring Idaho laws regulating abortion facially unconstitutional. [4:11-cv-00433-BLW] Civil ID 20 min


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