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

May 14-18, 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.


2018-05-14  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: BERZON, THACKER (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-30011USA v. Eric Franklin - An appeal from a sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act. [3:11-cr-05335-BHS-1] Criminal W. WA 15 min
17-30022USA v. Joshua Cooley - The United States appeals the district court's order suppressing evidence seized as a result of a vehicle stop by a tribal officer. [1:16-cr-00042-SPW-1] Criminal MT 10 min
17-30097USA v. Dan Streetman - Appeal from sentence for production of child pornography. [2:16-cr-00078-RMP-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
16-35521
16-35553
Rodwan Sabow v. American Seafoods Co. - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's judgment in an action under maritime law. [2:16-cv-00111-JCC]
Civil W. WA 10 min
16-36044Saint Alphonsus Medical Center v. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd. - An appeal from an award of attorneys' fees in an antitrust suit. [1:12-cv-00560-BLW] Civil ID 15 min
17-35490Lawrence Helm v. Lowe's Home Centers, LLC - Lawrence Helm appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Lowe's Home Centers, LLC in Helm's diversity action, alleging negligence arising after Helm tripped over a caution cone at a Lowe's store in Washington. [3:16-cv-05823-BHS] Civil W. WA Subm.


2018-05-14  2:30 pm  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: GOULD, and BERZON, Circuit Judges, and STEEHIII (Michigan Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-56686
13-57072
Angel Mendez v. County of Los Angeles - County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies appeal from the district court's bench trial judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action brought by Angel Mendez and Jennifer Garcia alleging excessive force. [2:11-cv-04771-MWF-PJW]
Civil C. CA 20 min


2018-05-15  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: BERZON, THACKER (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-35542Stephen Eugster v. Paula Littlewood - Attorney appeals pro se from the district court's dismissal of his action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against officials of the Washington State Bar Association alleging due process violations. [2:15-cv-00352-TOR] Civil E. WA 10 min
16-35664Robert Warshawer v. Rick Tarnutzer - Rick and Nancy Tarnutzer appeal the district court's dismissal of a sanctions order dismissing their claims based on noncompliance with an order to compel, arising from a diversity action brought by Robert and Kim Warshawer. [2:14-cv-01042-RSM] Civil W. WA 10 min
16-35736Kathleen Whalen v. Nancy Berryhill - Kathleen Whalen appeals the district court's decision remanding her Social Security Act disability claim to a different administrative law judge. [2:15-cv-01963-RSM] Social Security W. WA Subm.
16-35891Laura Blankenship v. Todd McDevitt - Plaintiffs appeal from a summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that Idaho State Trooper and a Shoshone County Sheriff's Office Deputy used excessive deadly force when they shot and killed Alexander Mandarino. [2:14-cv-00281-EJL-REB] Civil ID 15 min
17-35162Fidelitad, Inc. v. Insitu, Inc. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment on an unjust enrichment claim and its denial of a motion to remand the case to state court on the ground that federal officer removal was improper. [2:13-cv-03128-TOR] Civil E. WA 15 min
17-35405LL Liquor, Inc. v. State of Montana - LL Liquor appeals from a summary judgment in its 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that Montana Senate Bill 193 violates the Contract Clauses, the Takings Clauses, and the Due Process Clauses under the U.S. and Montana Constitutions. [6:15-cv-00071-SEH] Civil MT 15 min


2018-05-16  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: BERZON, THACKER (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-71083Anselmo Ramos-Morales v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Guatemala 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.
15-72181Miriam Gomez Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions - 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.
16-35008Daniel Hoag v. City of Quincy - Plaintiff appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging violations of his Fourth Amendment rights and claims under the Washington state constitution in connection with a traffic stop. [2:14-cv-00363-SAB] Civil E. WA Subm.
16-35568Chintan Mehta v. U.S. Department of State - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of their challenge to the State Department's revision of a 2015 Visa Bulletin. [2:15-cv-01543-RSM] Civil W. WA 15 min
16-35569Sandra Thornell v. Seattle Service Bureau - Sandra Thornell appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of a diversity putative class action brought against Seattle Service Bureau, Inc. and State Farm Company. [2:14-cv-01601-MJP] Civil W. WA 15 min
17-35057Apex Abrasives v. WGI Heavy Minerals - Apex Abrasives, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment, in favor of WGI Heavy Minerals, Inc. in Apex's diversity action, alleging breach of contract and other claims [2:14-cv-00037-SEH-JTJ] Civil MT 15 min


2018-05-17  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: BERZON, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and DEARIE (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-30301USA v. Cavon Clark - Appeal from sentence for production and transportation of child pornography. [2:11-cr-00173-LRS-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
16-35776John Reynolds v. Wash. Dept. of Corrections - Washington state prisoner appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs. [3:16-cv-05126-RBL] Pr Non-HC W. WA 10 min
16-35272Tana Hummel v. Northwest Trustee Service - An appeal from the district court's partial dismissal and partial summary judgment on claims arising from foreclosure proceedings. [2:15-cv-00255-RAJ] Civil W. WA 15 min
16-35753Hyun Um v. Spokane Rock I, LLC - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's summary judgment denying bankruptcy discharge. [3:15-cv-05787-BHS] Bankruptcy W. WA 15 min
16-73326Epifanio Perez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 15 min


2018-05-18  9:00 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: BERZON, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and DEARIE (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-72601Adan Guzman-Hernandez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
16-30180USA v. Domingo Valdovinos - An appeal from a jury conviction for murder in connection with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. [2:14-cr-00134-WFN-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
16-35935Herbert Pearse v. First Horizon Home Loan Corp. - Herbert Pearse appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his diversity action against First Horizon Home Loan and other mortgage entities alleging various claims arising when Pearse defaulted on his mortgage loan. [3:16-cv-05627-BHS] Civil W. WA 10 min
16-35440Ted Bradford v. Joseph Scherschligt - Plaintiff appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, brought after he served nine years in prison and was, on retrial, acquitted of all charges. [2:13-cv-03012-TOR] Civil E. WA 15 min
16-35552Weiss-Jenkins IV LLC v. Utrecht Manufacturing Corp. - Utrecht Manufacturing Corp. and Dick Blick Holdings, Inc. appeal the district court's judgment in a diversity action brought by Weiss-Jenkins IV LLC alleging breach of commercial lease for a retail space. [2:14-cv-00954-RSL] Civil W. WA 15 min
17-35237
17-35243
17-35249
17-35250
17-35253
LHF Productions Inc. v. Aaron Lightner - Appeals from the district court's judgment and award of attorneys' fees in five copyright infringement cases. [2:16-cv-00552-RSM]



Civil W. WA 15 min


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