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

March 5-9, 2018
March 13, 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.


2018-03-05  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: RAWLINSON, CLIFTON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-35970Michael Swanson v. Instagram LLC - An appeal from the district court's judgment in a trademark infringement case. [2:15-cv-00503-MJP] Civil W. WA 10 min
16-30114USA v. Raul Velasco-Soto - Appeal from conviction by guilty plea to illegal reentry after deportation. [2:15-cr-00229-RSL-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
16-30286USA v. Timothy Binford - An appeal from a sentence for unlawful firearm possession. [2:14-cr-00166-RMP-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
17-30033USA v. Nakoma Powell - The United States appeals a sentence imposed for unlawful possession of firearms. [1:16-cr-00030-BLW-1] Criminal ID 10 min
16-35519Edward Brasley v. Fearless Farris Serv. Stations - An appeal from the district court's denial of attorneys' fees in an ERISA case. [1:08-cv-00173-BLW] Civil ID 15 min
16-35577Native Ecosystems Council v. Leanne Marten - Native Ecosystems Council and Alliance for the Wild Rockies appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal agencies and officials in plaintiffs' action challenging the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Plan and the East Deerlodge Project. [9:15-cv-00098-DLC] Civil MT 20 min


2018-03-06  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: RAWLINSON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges, and BENCIVENGO (California Southern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-71747Mohammed Khan v. Jefferson Sessions - Citizens of Pakistan petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of their motion to reopen removal proceedings on the basis of changed country conditions. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-30295USA v. George Deputee - Appeal from conviction for aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact of a child. [1:15-cr-00021-SPW-1] Criminal MT Subm.
17-30041USA v. Philip Morris - An appeal from a conviction for drug and firearm crimes. [1:15-cr-00014-SPW-1] Criminal MT 10 min
16-35079Stalwart Capital v. iCap Pac NW Opp. & Income Fund - Stalwart Capital, LLC appeals the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in favor of iCap Pacific Northwest Opportunity and Income Fund, LLC and others in a diversity action, alleging breach of contract and related claims. [2:14-cv-01128-TSZ] Civil W. WA 15 min
16-35422Kathy Armstrong v. Mike Kadas - An appeal from the dismissal of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging a Montana regulation which prohibits the use of any money received through the State's Scholarship tax credit program from being used by students at religious schools. [6:15-cv-00114-SEH] Civil MT 15 min
16-71165Eagle Marine Services v. Richard McNish - Eagle Marine Services petitions for review of a decision of the Benefits Review Board under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, determining that Eagle Marine was the responsible employer for claimant Richard McNish. [BRB No. 15-0365] Agency BRB Subm.


2018-03-07  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: RAWLINSON, CLIFTON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-30008USA v. Joshua Helm - An appeal from a conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and firearm possession. [1:15-cr-00057-SPW-1] Criminal MT Subm.
17-30025USA v. Frank Reinke - Appeal from conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [1:15-cr-00031-SPW-1] Criminal MT Subm.
17-30042USA v. Matthew Browne - An appeal from the denial of a motion to suppress. [9:16-cr-00027-DLC-1] Criminal MT 10 min
16-35015Angelina Sampson v. Jeld-Wen Inc. - Angelina Sampson and other managers at Jeld-Wen, Inc. appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of Jeld-Wen in plaintiffs' diversity action, alleging claims after they were denied annual bonuses. [1:15-cv-03025-SAB] Civil E. WA 15 min
16-35897
16-35936
16-35982
OTR Wheel Engineering v. West Worldwide Services - Appeals from the district court's judgment after a jury trial in a trademark case. [2:14-cv-00085-LRS]

Civil E. WA 20 min


2018-03-08  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: RAWLINSON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges, and FREUDENTHAL (Wyoming), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-70737Tsembel Ochirbat v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mongolia 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.
14-72232Maria Tovar-Vasquez 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
15-35616Mike Murphy v. L. Anderson - Canadian citizen currently in custody of the Idaho Department of Corrections appeals from dismissal of his civil rights action alleging Idaho violated his due process rights by failing to transfer him to Canada per terms of a mediation agreement. [1:11-cv-00453-BLW] Pr Non-HC ID 10 min
16-35246Glenn Sherard v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America - Glenn and Carol Sherard and Erin and Fred Schlect appeal the district court's judgment, following summary judgment and stipulated dismissal, in plaintiffs' diversity insurance coverage action against Safeco Insurance Company of America. [2:14-cv-00840-MJP] Civil W. WA Subm.
16-35874Ross Fratzke v. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Ross and Debora Fratzke appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that the State of Montana wrongfully prosecuted them for poaching and insurance fraud. [9:14-cv-00274-DLC] Civil MT Subm.
16-35895
16-35937
Laura Knight v. Wells Fargo Bank - Laura and Mark Knight appeals the district court's judgment, pursuant to a partial judgment on the pleadings and a summary judgment, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the Knights' diversity declaratory judgment action, and Wells cross appeals. [9:15-cv-00056-DLC]
Civil MT 15 min


2018-03-09  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: RAWLINSON, and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges, and FREUDENTHAL (Wyoming), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-30278
16-30279
16-30280
USA v. Matt Ruck - An appeal from a sentence for wire fraud and other crimes. [3:14-cr-00246-EJL-1]
 
 
Criminal ID 10 min
16-35810Nicholas Hacheney v. Mike Obenland - A Washington state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for first degree murder. [3:15-cv-05492-RBL] Habeas W. WA Subm.
17-30056USA v. Enrique Matos-Herrera - An appeal from a jury conviction for conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. [1:15-cr-00274-EJL-3] Criminal ID 10 min
17-35427Margretty Rabang v. Robert Kelly, Jr. - Defendants appeal the denial of their motion to dismiss a RICO suit on the basis of tribal sovereign immunity. [2:17-cv-00088-JCC] Civil W. WA 10 min
17-30038 USA v. Angel Mondragon - Three codefendants appeal their sentences for conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. [2:15-cr-00386-JLR-1] Criminal W. WA 15 min
17-30039 USA v. Marbella Mondragon      
17-30047 USA v. Miguel Arcef-Flores      
17-35679Antonio Sanchez Ochoa v. Ed Campbell - Appeal from a temporary restraining order in action alleging that plaintiff was unable to be released from County custody on his state criminal charges because officials posted on their jail register that he was subject to an immigration hold. [1:17-cv-03124-SMJ] Civil E. WA 20 min


2018-03-13  10:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: W. FLETCHER, and GOULD, Circuit Judges, and EZRA (Hawaii), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-35032Thomas Richey v. D. Dahne - Correctional officer appeals from the district court's order, on summary judgment, denying his motion for qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action brought by Washington state prisoner Thomas Richey alleging First Amendment violations. [3:12-cv-05060-BHS] Pr Non-HC W. WA 10 min


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