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

November 13-17, 2017

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.


2017-11-13  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KOZINSKI, HAWKINS, and PARKER, JR. (Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit), Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55312Motorola, Inc. v. Harold Pick - An appeal from the district court's denial of a motion to vacate the renewal of a judgment in a copyright case. [2:04-cv-02655-JFW-SH] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55879LFMG-S&B, LLC v. Buchalter Nemer - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of an adversary proceeding asserting a legal malpractice claim. [2:15-cv-06964-CJC] Bankruptcy C. CA 10 min
15-56821
16-56376
Brinks, Inc. v. Dorian Ceron - Objector Dorian Ceron appeals the district court's order granting final approval of class action settlement and certifying settlement class in a diversity action brought by Timothy Belew involving a wage and hour dispute with Brink's Inc. [3:14-cv-01748-JAH-JLB]
Civil S. CA 10 min
16-152637912 Limbwood Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank - 7912 Limbwood Court Trust appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation in the Trust's diversity action alleging quiet title and wrongful foreclosure. [2:13-cv-00506-APG-GWF] Civil NV 10 min
16-55227Mariana Nelson v. Standard Ins. Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA case. [3:13-cv-00188-WQH-MDD] Civil S. CA 10 min


2017-11-13  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and EATON (International Trade), International Trade Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50235USA v. Fredi Vargas-Estudillo - Appeal from conviction for attempted illegal reentry. [3:15-cr-01198-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-55965Bruce Bickoff v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. - Bruce Bickoff appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a diversity action alleging breach of contract, deceit, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation, arising out of a construction loan, and foreclosure. [3:14-cv-01065-BEN-WVG] Civil S. CA 10 min
17-50066USA v. Jason Wild - Appeal from conviction for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. [3:15-cr-02771-AJB-2] Criminal S. CA Subm.
15-56375Gail Knight Steinbeck v. Waverly Kaffaga - An appeal from the dismissal of a copyright infringement suit brought by heirs of John Steinbeck. [2:14-cv-08681-TJH-GJS] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-15484Lisa Aubuchon v. County of Maricopa - Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander appeal summary judgment in their action against Maricopa County alleging breach of contract under state law and First Amendment retaliation in connection with their State Bar disciplinary proceedings. [2:14-cv-01706-SPL] Civil AZ 15 min
16-55518David Scott v. County of San Bernardino - County of San Bernardino officers appeal from the denial of qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action brought by minors who asserted their Fourth Amendment rights were violated when they were removed from their intermediate school. [5:14-cv-02490-VAP-KK] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-11-14  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KOZINSKI, HAWKINS, and PARKER, JR. (Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit), Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-56869USA v. Michael Brandner - Claimants Michael Brandner and Evergreen Capital, LLC appeal the order denying their motion to set aside a default judgment in favor of the United States in the government's civil forfeiture action against $4,656,086.10 in bank funds. [8:12-cv-00219-DOC-JPR] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-30103USA v. Michael Brandner - Appeal from conviction and sentence for wire fraud and tax evasion. [3:13-cr-00103-SLG-1] Criminal AK 20 min
14-72810Javier Lopez-Gonzalez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-70507Fausto Renato Quevedo v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-72893Vincent Aka v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Nigeria 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.
16-55394Michael Otto v. Abbott Laboratories Inc. - Michael Otto appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his diversity action against Abbott Laboratories Inc., alleging false advertisement concerning Abbott's claims about its product Ensure Muscle Health drink. [5:12-cv-01411-SVW-DTB] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-11-14  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and EATON (International Trade), International Trade Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-74247Francisco Raymundo v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of a motion seeking to reopen removal proceedings to seek asylum and related relief. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-72074Rudbin Colindres v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Honduras petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion to reconsider the denial of asylum, withholding and CAT protection, and his motion to reopen. Immigration BIA Subm.
13-73491Atrine Lalenoh v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Indonesia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of a motion to reopen removal proceedings based on changed country conditions. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-55995
15-56189
David Parker v. Alexander Marine Co., Ltd. - Alexander Marine Co., Ltd. appeals the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in favor of David Parker and Big Bird Holdings, LLC in their diversity action alleging violations of the Song-Beverly Act and other claims. [8:12-cv-01994-DOC-AN]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56573Cash Ferguson-Cassidy v. City of Los Angeles - Plaintiff appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury trial, in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that he had been shot without warning and seriously wounded by a Los Angeles Police Department officer. [2:14-cv-06768-SVW-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-16152Charles Byrd v. Phoenix Police Department - Charles Byrd appeals from the dismissal, for failure to state a claim, of his action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging he was subjected to an unconstitutional stop and search and to excessive force. [2:15-cv-02661-NVW-DKD] Pr Non-HC AZ 15 min


2017-11-15  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: HAWKINS, PARKER, JR. (Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit), and IKUTA, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-56620Susan Leddy v. Nancy A. Berryhill - Susan Leddy appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Leddy's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:14-cv-00419-DFM] Social Security C. CA Subm.
16-55436Tammy Phillips v. Kevan Gilman - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's allowance of a homestead exemption claimed by a chapter 7 debtor. [2:15-cv-02588-DOC] Bankruptcy C. CA 10 min
14-56493Ernest Franceschi, Jr. v. John Chiang - Taxpayer appeal of district court's dismissal, for failure to state a claim, of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint challenging suspension of driver's license for being on a list of 500 largest tax delinquencies. [2:14-cv-01960-CAS-SH] Civil C. CA 30 min
16-56337Keith DeOrio v. Betty Yee - Taxpayer appeal challenging constitutionality of California Bus. & Prof. Code § 494.5 and alleging Fourth Amendment violation in connection with practicing medicine after loss of medical license based on tax delinquencies. [2:15-cv-04793-RGK-RAO] Civil C. CA 30 min
16-56092Fiduciary Trust Int'l of Cal. v. Tower Park Properties - An appeal from the district court's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's approval of a settlement. [2:13-cv-01518-GHK] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-11-15  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and LOGAN (Arizona), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-73276Rita Garcia-Perez v. Jefferson Sessions - 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.
16-553043123 SMB LLC v. Steven Horn - 3123 SMB LLC appeals the district court's dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, due to lack of diverse citizenship, of its action against Steven Horn in a legal malpractice action [2:14-cv-08115-DSF-FFM] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-55314Martha Mary Petite v. Nancy Berryhill - Martha Mary Petite, as personal representative of Estate of Carl Petite, appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Petite's application for Social Security disability benefits. [5:15-cv-00543-GJS] Social Security C. CA Subm.
16-56048Kenneth Haddix - An appeal from an order imposing reciprocal discipline on an attorney. [2:16-ad-00095-GHK] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-56199Dwight Stirling v. David Lusk - Dwight Stirling appeals the district court's order denying his motion to remand, and granting David Lusk's motion to dismiss, in Stirling's action alleging that Lusk was engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in California. [8:16-cv-00930-AG-JCG] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55284Plastic-View Int'l Inc. v. Eastman Chemical Co. - Plastic-View International, Inc. appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of its diversity action against Eastman Chemical Company and CP Films, Inc., alleging breach of contract and other causes of action. [2:14-cv-07295-DDP-MRW] Civil C. CA 15 min
17-55635Sherri B. Simpson v. Trump University, LLC - Sherri Simpson appeals the district court's order granting approval of a proposed class-action settlement between Trump University, LLC and Donald Trump and a class of persons who purchased Trump University Live Event. [3:10-cv-00940-GPC-WVG] Civil S. CA 15 min


2017-11-16  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KOZINSKI, and IKUTA, Circuit Judges, and GETTLEMAN (Illinois Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55325Alvin Abano v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC - Alvin Abano appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of Albano's diversity action against Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC and other mortgage entities, alleging claims arising after Abano defaulted on his mortgage loan. [2:15-cv-06268-SVW-AFM] Civil C. CA 10 min
16-16812Society Insurance Co. v. Donna Nystrom - An appeal from the dismissal of an interpleader action. [2:13-cv-01007-NVW] Civil AZ 15 min
16-56336Vikaran Ghei v. Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal in part of an adversary proceeding. [2:15-cv-04377-SVW] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2017-11-16  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and SEEBORG (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55338David Van Gilder v. Nancy Berryhill - David Van Gilder appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Van Gilder's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under of the Social Security Act. [2:14-cv-05909-SP] Social Security C. CA Subm.
16-55364Francisco Ponce De Leon v. ILWU-PMA Welfare Plan - An appeal from the denial of a motion for attorneys' fees in an ERISA case. [2:13-cv-05561-DSF-AGR] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55694James Bennett v. USA - James and Pamela Bennett appeal the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) dismissal for lack of prosecution of their Federal Tort Claims Act action against the United States, alleging claims arising from the medical care provided to James. [2:15-cv-01923-RGK-E] Civil C. CA 5 min
15-56448James Bennett v. Jaspal Dhaliwal - James Bennett appeals from a summary judgment in his action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs by medical providers at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility who allegedly failed to diagnose a form of tuberculosis in Bennett's spine. [2:14-cv-04697-RGK-E] Civil C. CA 10 min
15-56972Vanessa Rivera v. UHS of Delaware, Inc. - UHS of Delaware, Inc. appeals the district court's order granting in part and denying in part UHS's motion to compel arbitration in a diversity putative class action brought by Vanessa Rivera alleging wage and hour claims. [5:15-cv-00863-JGB-DTB] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55059Lourdes Lefevre v. Five Star Quality Care, Inc. - Five Star Quality Care, Inc. appeals interlocutorily the district court's denial of its motion to compel arbitration in a diversity putative class action brought by Lourdes Lefevre under the Private Attorneys General Act. [5:15-cv-01305-VAP-SP] Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-11-17  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KOZINSKI, and IKUTA, Circuit Judges, and GETTLEMAN (Illinois Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-72211Li Cheng v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum and withholding of removal. Immigration BIA 10 min
16-50308USA v. Eucharia Okeke - Appeal from conviction and sentence for health care fraud and conspiracy. [2:14-cr-00234-GW-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-55221Colleen Silverman v. Richard Silverman - An appeal from the district court's award of attorneys' fees and costs following the remand of a removed case to state court. [3:15-cv-02108-AJB-BLM] Civil S. CA Subm.


2017-11-17  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: TASHIMA, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and SEEBORG (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-50185 USA v. Juan Gil - Appeals from convictions and sentences for racketeering conspiracy. [2:10-cr-00351-ODW-2] Criminal C. CA 20 min
14-50193 USA v. Armando Barajas      


2017-11-17  10:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and SEEBORG (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-71957Osman Dungal v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Sudan 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.
15-50101 USA v. Harson Chong - Appeals from convictions for possession with intent to distribute controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute controlled substance, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. [2:12-cr-01016-ODW-2] Criminal C. CA 15 min
15-50231 USA v. Tac Tran      
16-56418Jaclyn Santomenno v. Transamerica Life Ins. Co. - An appeal from the district court's orders denying a motion to dismiss and certifying classes in an ERISA action alleging breach of fiduciary duty in the collection of fees from retirement plan assets. [2:12-cv-02782-DDP-MAN] Civil C. CA 20 min


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