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

June 2, 2021
June 7-11, 2021

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.


2021-06-02  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, OWENS, and FORREST, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-99010Curtis Ervin v. Ron Davis - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction and capital sentence for first-degree murder. [5:00-cv-01228-LHK] DP HC N. CA 30 min


2021-06-07  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: W. FLETCHER, WATFORD, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
20-35403Lynne Singh-Minhas v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act.   [3:19-cv-05573-MLP] Social Security W. WA Subm.
20-35511Cecelia Raglin v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security’s denial of claimant’s application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.  [3:19-cv-05504-MAT] Social Security W. WA Subm.
20-35519Mary Wickman v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.  [3:19-cv-05921-RSM] Social Security W. WA Subm.
20-35533Brian Brown v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's partial denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [3:19-cv-05613-MAT] Social Security W. WA Subm.
20-70567Maria Cadenas Sanchez v. Merrick Garland - Citizens of Mexico 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.
20-70590Lynette Akamin v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Cameroon 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.
20-70987Zenaida Chule-Lopez v. Merrick Garland - Citizens of Guatemala 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.


2021-06-07  1:00 pm  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, CLIFTON, and MILLER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
20-16278Roberto Sheets v. City of Winslow - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an employment discrimination action. [3:19-cv-08187-JJT] Civil AZ 10 min
20-35618Stephanie Rule v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security’s denial of claimant’s application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [4:19-cv-05053-EFS] Social Security E. WA 10 min
20-35621Jonna Markets LLC v. Makini Howell - Defendants appeal the district court's denial of their motion for attorneys' fees following the voluntary dismissal of an action alleging breach of a settlement agreement and trademark infringement. [2:20-cv-00351-TSZ] Civil W. WA Subm.
20-15534Parkridge Limited v. Indyzen, Inc. - Appeal of an order confirming an arbitration award in a diversity action brought against Indyzen, Inc. and Praveen Narra Kumar.  [4:16-cv-07387-JSW] Civil N. CA Subm.
20-35582Jun Yu v. Idaho State University - Jun Yu appeals the district court's judgment, after a bench trial, in his action under Title VI against Idaho State University. [4:15-cv-00430-REB] Civil ID 15 min
20-35634Slidewaters LLC v. Washington State Dep't - An appeal from the district court's denial of injunctive relief in an action brought by the owners of a waterpark in Lake Chelan who challenged Washington state's COVID Safety Plan. [2:20-cv-00210-TOR] Civil E. WA 15 min


2021-06-08  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GILMAN (Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit), GOULD, and MILLER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-17151Irene Schwartz-Tallard v. HSBC Bank USA, Nat'l Ass'n - Appeal of a summary judgment in favor of HSBC Bank USA and others in a diversity action alleging claims arising from a nonjudicial foreclosure by Wells Fargo Bank on real property in Nevada, and a 2009 bankruptcy stay violation. [2:17-cv-02328-RFB-NJK] Civil NV Subm.
20-35401Eric Belieu v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.  [4:19-cv-05165-EFS] Social Security E. WA 10 min
20-35638Tatiana Alderson v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:19-cv-00349-MKD] Social Security E. WA 10 min
20-15539Baerbel McKinney-Drobnis v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC - Objector Kurt Oreshack appeals the district court’s judgment approving a class settlement and attorneys’ fees award in a diversity class action against Massage Envy Franchising, LLC. [3:16-cv-06450-MMC] Civil N. CA 15 min
20-16162David Cottrell v. AT&T Inc. - Appeal of an order denying their motion to compel arbitration of a diversity putative consumer class action.  [3:19-cv-07672-JCS] Civil N. CA 15 min
20-70327Hassan Al-Hillo v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Iraq petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision affirming an immigration judge's denial of a motion seeking to reopen asylum proceedings based on changed circumstances. Immigration BIA Subm.


2021-06-08  2:30 pm  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: W. FLETCHER, WATFORD, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-35690Anne Block v. Washington State Bar Assoc. - Appeal from the transfer and dismissal of plaintiff's complaint for violating a vexatious litigant order. [2:18-cv-00907-RSM] Civil W. WA Subm.
20-35025Anne Block v. Washington State Bar - An appeal from the denial of a motion to vacate a prefiling order. [2:15-cv-02018-RSM] Civil W. WA Subm.
19-72944Maria Moreno-Valencia v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Mexico challenges an agency decision denying a continuance and cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-15647Karen Shields v. Credit One Bank, N.A. - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [2:19-cv-00934-JAD-NJK] Civil NV Def.
20-72149Gurpreet Singh v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of India 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.
19-35918Sabelita Hawkins v. USA - Appeal of a dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of a Federal Tort Claims Act action brought against the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging negligence, medical malpractice, corporate negligence, and violation of Washington's Vulnerable Adult Protection Act, RCW 74.34. [2:16-cv-00498-JLR] Civil W. WA 15 min
20-16435Linda Sisto v. USA - Appeal of a dismissal of a Federal Tort Claims action, alleging medical malpractice arising from the death of a San Carlos Apache tribal member, following treatment at a hospital operated by the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation, Inc. [2:20-cv-00202-ESW] Civil AZ 15 min


2021-06-09  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: W. FLETCHER, WATFORD, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
20-35789Jinni Tech Ltd. v. Red.com, Inc. - Jinni Tech Ltd. and Bruce Royce appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment in their action under the Lanham Act and Washington state law against Red.com, Inc., et al. [2:17-cv-00217-JLR] Civil W. WA Subm.
18-15386Raef Lawson v. Grubhub, Inc. - Appeal of a judgment in a diversity putative class action, alleging that Grubhub Inc. improperly classified drivers as independent contractors. [3:15-cv-05128-JSC] Civil N. CA 15 min
18-73044Omar Bailey v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Jamaica petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 15 min
20-16406Raymond Collette v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Appeal of a dismissal of a diversity action against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and other pharmaceutical companies.  [3:16-cv-01034-JD] Civil N. CA 15 min
20-35744Ryan Deming v. Ciox Health, LLC - Appeal of a dismissal of a diversity putative class action against Ciox Health, LLC and other medical providers challenging the fees charged by a medical records company on behalf of various hospitals in Montana. [9:20-cv-00016-DWM] Civil MT 15 min


2021-06-09  1:00 pm  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, CLIFTON, and MILLER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
20-16334Jacquelynn Nickler v. County of Clark - Appeal from the dismissal of an action arising from the revocation of plaintiff's employee badge privilege to bypass security screenings when she entered the County courthouse. [2:14-cv-01907-JCM-DJA] Civil NV 10 min
20-30201USA v. Lawrence Williams - Appeal from sentence imposed upon revocation of supervised release [2:20-cr-00119-TOR-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
20-72158Sukhpreet Singh v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of India 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.
19-72784
20-73088
Miguel Ramirez v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture, and the denial of a motion for reconsideration.
Immigration BIA 15 min
20-35693
20-35781
Western Watersheds Project v. David Bernhardt - Appeal of an order denying a motion to intervene in Phase One and future phases in an action brought by plaintiff environmental groups against the Bureau of Land Management and federal officials under the Administrative Procedure Act, concerning oil-and-gas lease sales in Wyoming.  [1:18-cv-00187-REB]
Civil ID 15 min
20-35793Montana Wildlife Federation v. David Bernhardt - Appeal of an order denying a motion to intervene in an action brought by plaintiff environmental groups challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil-and-gas lease sale for federal parcels in Wyoming. [4:18-cv-00069-BMM] Civil MT 15 min


2021-06-10  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GILMAN (Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit), GOULD, and MILLER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-35768Safara Shortman v. USA - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of her 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging her sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. [1:18-cv-00177-DLC] Habeas MT 10 min
19-72458Javier Jimenez Espino v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of an immigration judge's decision affirming an asylum officer's negative reasonable fear determination.  Immigration BIA Subm.
20-70233Carlos Parra-Perez v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of immigration judge's decision affirming an asylum officer's negative reasonable fear determination in reinstatement proceedings. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-71463Adiel Rivera-Trinidad v. Merrick Garland - 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.
20-71965Jesus Mendoza-Rodriguez v. Merrick Garland - 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.
20-35103Derrick Steilman v. Reginald Michael - A Montana state prisoner appeals a judgment dismissing as untimely his habeas corpus petition challenging his sentence for deliberate homicide committed when he was a juvenile. [2:19-cv-00038-BMM] Habeas MT Subm.
20-35169USA v. Scott Bummer - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging his conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. [4:19-cv-00030-BMM] Habeas MT Subm.
20-72598Christian Munoz-Mejia v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Honduras petitions for review of an immigration judge's decision affirming an asylum officer's negative reasonable fear determination. Immigration BIA Subm.


2021-06-10  1:00 pm  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: W. FLETCHER, WATFORD, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-73312Mariela Plancarte Sauceda v. Merrick Garland - Citizens of Mexico 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
20-30056USA v. Rhett Irons - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. [2:19-cr-00035-RAJ-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
20-30167USA v. Casey Culp - Appeal from sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm [6:20-cr-00002-SEH-1] Criminal MT Subm.
20-35254Christopher Taylor v. Josh Tewalt - An Idaho state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for aggravated battery on a peace officer. [1:15-cv-00552-CWD] Habeas ID 10 min
20-35616Marlow Eggum v. Donald Holbrook - Appeal from the denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a Washington state stalking conviction. [2:14-cv-01328-RAJ] Habeas W. WA Subm.
20-30020USA v. Jonathan Rushing - Appeal from conviction for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances/aiding and abetting, possessing a firearm as a felon, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime. [2:18-cr-00016-TSZ-4] Criminal W. WA 15 min
20-71433Suzanne Sisley v. USDEA - Petition for review of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s denial of Stephen Zyszkiewicz’s petition to the DEA seeking to reschedule marijuana as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act. [DEA-427] Agency DEA 20 min


2021-06-11  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: W. FLETCHER, WATFORD, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-73200Rodrigo Naveda-Mena v. Merrick Garland - A citizen of Mexico challenges an agency decision denying voluntary departure. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-30200USA v. Anthony Lugo - Appeal from conviction for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. [2:19-cr-00017-DLC-1] Criminal MT 10 min
20-35335Kimberly Dyer v. Andrew Saul - Appeal of a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [3:19-cv-05492-MLP] Social Security W. WA Subm.
20-35722Brian Stark v. Daniel White - A Washington state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for child molestation and incest. [2:14-cv-01538-JCC] Habeas W. WA Subm.
20-30188USA v. Brooks Case - Appeal from conviction for distribution of five grams or more of actual methamphetamine. [1:19-cr-00360-BLW-2] Criminal ID 10 min
20-16079
20-16080
Jose Mendoza, Jr. v. Amalgamated Transit Union - Appeals from the district court's judgment in consolidated labor law actions against Amalgamated Transit Union International et al. [2:18-cv-00959-JCM-DJA]
Civil NV 10 min


2021-06-11  1:00 pm  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, CLIFTON, and MILLER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
20-30084USA v. Manuel Sanchez - The United States appeals the district court's order dismissing an indictment charging illegal reentry after deportation. [4:19-cr-06052-SMJ-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
20-30068USA v. Brandon Gordon - Appeal from conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [1:19-cr-00046-SWS-1] Criminal MT 10 min
20-30130USA v. John Herrin - Appeal from conviction for transportation of stolen property and money laundering. [6:16-cr-00015-SEH-1] Criminal MT 10 min
19-15931Morgan Stanley High Yield Sec. v. Hans Jecklin - Appeal of a judgment in a diversity action brought by Morgan Stanley seeking to enforce a judgment.  [2:05-cv-01364-RFB-PAL] Civil NV 15 min
20-35263
20-35276
Central Freight Lines, Inc. v. Amazon Fulfillment Services - Appeal and cross appeal in a diversity action alleging claims for breach of contract arising from a 2011 Transportation Services Agreement between Amazon and Central Freight. [2:17-cv-00814-JLR]
Civil W. WA 20 min


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