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

November 16-20, 2020

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.


2020-11-16  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FERNANDEZ, PAEZ, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-56390Sean Hartranft v. Midland Funding, LLC - Sean Hartranft appeals the district court's order denying his motion to intervene in multi-district litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act against Midland Funding, LLC, et al. [3:11-md-02286-MMA-MDD] Civil S. CA Subm.
19-56465Michael Grecco Prods., Inc. v. Ziff Davis, LLC - Michael Grecco Productions, Inc., appeals the district court's dismissal as time-barred of its copyright infringement action against Ziff Davis, LLC. [2:19-cv-04776-DSF-PJW] Civil C. CA 10 min
19-55816Grace Baek v. John Halvorson - An appeal from the district court's order affirming the bankruptcy court's order denying recusal and disclosure of ex parte communications in a Chapter 7 proceeding. [8:18-cv-00143-JVS] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2020-11-16  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: RAWLINSON, and HUNSAKER, Circuit Judges, and ENGLAND, Jr. (California Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-56303Jaime Galvez v. William Muniz - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for multiple offenses including evading a police officer with wanton disregard for safety; assault with a firearm upon a police officer; and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle. [2:16-cv-07626-AG-GJS] Habeas C. CA 10 min
18-56680David Lara v. Charles Callahan - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for carjacking, unlawfully taking or driving a vehicle, and making a criminal threat. [5:17-cv-01286-AG-RAO] Habeas C. CA Subm.
18-72082Pin Dong v. William Barr - A citizen of China 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.
19-55844Raphaiel Moore v. Martin Biter - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for carjacking. [2:18-cv-05039-ODW-KES] Habeas C. CA Subm.
19-72462Allan Altamirano Trejo v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico challenges an agency decision reinstating his prior order of expedited removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
19-73139Luther Nche v. William Barr - 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.
19-55814
19-55901
Thomas Atencio v. Tunecore, Inc. - Appeal, and cross appeal, of a judgment in a diversity action involving enforcement of stock option agreements. [2:16-cv-01925-DMG-MRW]
Civil C. CA 20 min


2020-11-17  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FERNANDEZ, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges, and TIGAR (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-55674D. W. v. County of San Diego - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment for defendants in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that defendants used excessive deadly force when they shot and killed Sergio Weick. [3:17-cv-01459-WQH-AGS] Civil S. CA Subm.
20-15949Ron Givens v. Gavin Newsom - Appeal of the district court's denial of injunctive relief in an action alleging that Governor Newsom's stay at home order, enacted to slow the spread of Covid-19, violated plaintiffs' First Amendment and Due Process rights. [2:20-cv-00852-JAM-CKD] Civil E. CA 20 min
19-50189USA v. Robert Rundo - The United States appeals the district court's dismissal of an indictment charging four individuals with conspiracy to violate the Anti-Riot Act in connection with their activities as part of the Rise Above Movement. [2:18-cr-00759-CJC-1] Criminal C. CA 20 min


2020-11-17  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: RAWLINSON, HUNSAKER, and VANDYKE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-17080Bank of America v. TRP Fund IV LLC - Appeal of a judgment in a diversity action alleging claims arising from a nonjudicial foreclosure by a homeowners association on real property in Nevada.  [2:16-cv-00726-RFB-EJY] Civil NV Subm.
19-17048Bank of New York Mellon v. 732 Hardy Way Trust - Appeal of a summary judgment in favor of 732 Hardy Way Trust in a diversity action alleging claims arising from a nonjudicial foreclosure by a homeowners association on real property in Nevada.  [2:17-cv-01916-RFB-EJY] Civil NV 15 min
19-17133FNMA/Fannie Mae v. Saticoy Bay LLC Series 6671 - Appeal of the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Fannie Mae alleging claims arising from a nonjudicial foreclosure by a homeowners association on real property in Nevada.  [2:17-cv-01758-RFB-EJY] Civil NV Subm.
20-15228Bank of New York Mellon v. T-Shack, Inc. - Appeal of a summary judgment in favor of Bank of New York Mellon in a diversity action alleging claims arising out of a nonjudicial foreclosure by a homeowners association on real property in Nevada. [2:15-cv-02241-APG-BNW] Civil NV Subm.
19-10246USA v. Kyle Peterson - Appeal from conviction for receipt of child pornography. [1:17-cr-00255-LJO-SKO-1] Criminal E. CA 15 min


2020-11-18  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FERNANDEZ, PAEZ, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-73319Ronulfo Vicente v. William Barr - A citizen of Guatemala challenges an agency decision denying cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
18-70021Cintia Perez Zamora v. William Barr - 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 15 min
18-70613Jose Valdes Moreno v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico challenges an agency decision denying her motion to reopen sua sponte. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-55164Odila Penaloza v. City of Rialto - An appeal from the district court's denial of qualified immunity to police officers in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the officers used excessive force in, among other things, deploying a police dog.   [5:19-cv-01642-SVW-SP] Civil C. CA Subm.
20-55312
20-55313
Citigroup Inc. v. Salvador Villar - Salvador Villar appeals and Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A., and Citigroup, Inc., cross-appeal the district court's order preliminarily enjoining Villar from enforcing any relief he obtains in litigation in Mexico. [2:19-cv-05310-GW-FFM]
Civil C. CA 15 min


2020-11-18  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, BUMATAY, and VANDYKE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-70063Oscar Marroquin v. William Barr - A citizen of El Salvador challenges an agency decision denying cancellation of removal, special rule cancellation of removal under NACARA, and the denial of a continuance. Immigration BIA Subm.
18-71558Hector Berganza Linares v. William Barr - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum and withholding of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
18-71561Elmer Simon Velasquez v. William Barr - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture  Immigration BIA Subm.
18-71680Rebecca Makawa v. William Barr - A citizen of Zimbabwe petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of a motion to reopen removal proceedings based on changed country conditions. Immigration BIA Subm.
19-56201Anthony Penton v. Scott Kernan - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for robbery, attempted robbery, and false imprisonment. [3:06-cv-00233-WQH-RBM] Habeas S. CA Subm.
18-15431
18-15887
CFPB v. Nationwide Biweekly Admin. - Nationwide appeals, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cross appeals, the district court's judgment in an enforcement action brought by the Bureau concerning deceptive marketing and sale of the mortage payment product - “Interest Minimizer (IM) Program.” [3:15-cv-02106-RS]
Civil N. CA 20 min


2020-11-18  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: RAWLINSON, and HUNSAKER, Circuit Judges, and ENGLAND, Jr. (California Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-56387Gaylan Harris v. County of Orange - Appeal from the district court's summary judgment  favor of the County of Orange in an action brought by retired County employees alleging that the County unconstitutionally impaired their contract rights to retirement health benefits. [8:09-cv-00098-AG-MLG] Civil C. CA 15 min
19-60066QDOS, Inc. v. Matthew Hayden - Debtor QDOS, Inc., appeals the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's opinion reversing the bankruptcy court's dismissal of an involuntary bankruptcy petition. [18-1301] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
19-55985
19-56047
Daniel O'Donnell v. United Bhd. of Carpenters - Appeals from the district court's judgment after a bench trial in an action under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. [2:17-cv-06582-DSF-MRW]
Civil C. CA Subm.
20-55267Lydia Olson v. State of California - An appeal from the denial of plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction in an action seeking to enjoin enforcement of California Assembly Bill 5, pertaining to the classification of employees and independent contractors. [2:19-cv-10956-DMG-RAO] Civil C. CA 20 min


2020-11-19  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PAEZ, and VANDYKE, Circuit Judges, and IMMERGUT (Oregon), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-17089Club One Casino, Inc v. Dusten Perry - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of a RICO action. [1:17-cv-00818-DAD-SAB] Civil E. CA 10 min
18-72091Dechang Cui v. William Barr - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum and withholding of removal.  Immigration BIA Subm.
19-55856Melody Kemsley v. Megan Brennan - Appeal of a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of an action against plaintiff's former employer, the Postmaster General, alleging wrongful termination.  [2:19-cv-00067-RGK-MAA] Civil C. CA 10 min
19-50372USA v. Carlos Romer-Coriche - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to transport and harbor aliens, transporting illegal aliens for private financial gain, and harboring illegal aliens for private financial gain. [5:19-cr-00151-DSF-3] Criminal C. CA 15 min
19-56222Optimum Productions v. Home Box Office - Appeal of an order granting a motion to compel arbitration in a diversity action for compensatory and punitive damages relating to HBO’s exhibition in 2019 of the Emmy-winning documentary Leaving Neverland. [2:19-cv-01862-GW-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
19-70381Nancy Cabrera-Lopez v. William Barr - 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 15 min


2020-11-19  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and BUMATAY, Circuit Judges, and PRESNELL (Florida Middle), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-60056Tammy Phillips v. Kevan Gilman - Creditors appeal the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's judgment in an adversary proceeding. [18-1100] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
19-60057Tammy Phillips v. Kevan Gilman - Creditors appeal the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's judgment in an adversary proceeding. [18-1101] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
19-60058Tammy Phillips v. Kevan Gilman - Creditors appeal the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's judgment in an adversary proceeding. [18-1066] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
20-55140Carlos Rivas v. Coverall North America - Appeal of an order denying its motion to compel arbitration in a diversity putative class action.  [8:18-cv-01007-JGB-KK] Civil C. CA 10 min
20-55011Yuriria Diaz v. Macys West Stores, Inc. - Appeal of a dismissal of a diversity action against Macy's alleging wage and hour claims.  [8:19-cv-00303-ODW-MAA] Civil C. CA Subm.
19-16184Roderick Magadia v. Wal-Mart Associates - Appeal of an action brought under the Class Action Fairness Act by a putative class of Walmart employees, alleging Walmart provided defective wage statements.  [5:17-cv-00062-LHK] Civil N. CA 20 min


2020-11-19  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: LINN (Federal Circuit), RAWLINSON, and HUNSAKER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-16087William Stafford v. Pam Ahlin - An appeal from the dismissal, for failure to state a claim, of an action alleging that defendants are responsible for exposing plaintiff, a civil detainee, to Valley Fever. [1:15-cv-00038-LJO-GSA] Pr Non-HC E. CA 10 min
19-15052
19-55180
Derrick Oden, Sr. v. J. Acebedo - An appeal from the dismissal of plaintiff's complaint alleging that prison officials were deliberately indifferent to his medical needs. [1:14-cv-00873-LJO-BAM]
Pr Non-HC E. CA 10 min
19-17094
19-17099
19-17103
19-17105
19-17106
Eric Bates v. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Appeals from the district court's dismissal of action brought by current or former inmates in the custody of the California Department of Corrections Valley of California who alleged that state and prison officials were deliberately indifferent to their risk of contracting Valley Fever.   [1:14-cv-02085-LJO-SAB]



Pr Non-HC E. CA Subm.
19-72839Samantha Amparo-Gomez v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of an immigration judge's decision affirming an asylum officer's negative reasonable fear determination in reinstatement removal proceedings. Immigration BIA Subm.
17-70183Oscar Madrigal v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal of an Immigration Judge's decision denying cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA Def.
19-55952Daniel Garza v. City of Los Angeles - Appeal from a jury verdict in favor of the City of Los Angeles in an action involving allegations of excessive force by a police officer.  [2:16-cv-03579-SVW-AFM] Civil C. CA 15 min


2020-11-20  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PAEZ, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and ENGLAND, Jr. (California Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50422 USA v. Jermaine Hardiman - Appeal from denial of 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) motion for reduction of sentence and his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging his sentence arising from his 2012 conviction for RICO conspiracy, narcotics trafficking conspiracy, and drug sales near a school, playground, or public housing. [2:10-cr-00923-SJO-5] Criminal C. CA Subm.
18-56633 Jermaine Hardiman v. USA      
19-72382Marvin Zuniga Johnson v. William Barr - A citizen of Honduras petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of withholding of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-15784Website Mgt. Systems v. Benjamin Daileda - Website Management Systems, Inc., appeals the district court's order denying its motion for a preliminary injunction in a trade secrets case. [2:20-cv-00213-JCM-BNW] Civil NV 10 min
18-15633Rosemary Garity v. APWU Nat'l Labor Org. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an employment discrimination case. [2:11-cv-01109-APG-CWH] Civil NV 15 min
19-16849Innova Solutions, Inc. v. Kathy Baran - Innova Solutions, Inc., appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment to the Director of USCIS's California Service Center in an action challenging the denial of Innova's petition for a nonimmigrant worker visa under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b). [5:17-cv-03674-VKD] Civil N. CA 15 min
19-56397
20-55066
FTC v. Jacques Poujade - Appeals from a contempt order and denial of a motion for intervention in an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission for violations of federal law in connection with marketing practices to sell alleged health supplements. [5:18-cv-02104-SJO-PLA]
Civil C. CA Subm.


2020-11-20  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and BUMATAY, Circuit Judges, and PRESNELL (Florida Middle), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-17457Justin Griffin v. Sachs Electric Company - Justin Griffin appeals the district court's summary judgment in his wage-and-hour action against Sachs Electric Co. [5:17-cv-03778-BLF] Civil N. CA 10 min
19-50033USA v. Shane Arnold - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and possessing a firearm and ammunition after his conviction for a domestic-violence misdemeanor. [2:17-cr-00044-MWF-2] Criminal C. CA Subm.
19-50112USA v. Rayvon Hearns - Appeal from conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. [2:18-cr-00240-PSG-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
17-70859Carlos Ortiz Becerra v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Department of Homeland Security's reinstatement of a prior removal order and an immigration judge's negative reasonable fear determination. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-10007USA v. Sheldon King - Appeal from conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [1:19-cr-00062-LJO-SKO-1] Criminal E. CA Subm.
20-55142Milda Rodriguez Vasquez v. Chad Wolf - A citizen of Guatemala and her five-year-old son appeal the district court's order denying a motion for a temporary restraining order seeking to stop removal proceedings, provide the child alternative detention accommodations, and provide access to certain doctors. [2:20-cv-01274-JAK-GJS] Habeas C. CA 15 min


2020-11-20  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: LINN (Federal Circuit), RAWLINSON, and HUNSAKER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-71356Jorge Garcia Herrarte v. William Barr - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
20-55040Justine Tanjaya v. Regents of Univ. of California - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of a Title IX action. [2:19-cv-02956-GW-FFM] Civil C. CA Subm.
20-60005Lenore Albert v. Ford Motor Credit Co. - Lenore Albert appeals the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's order approving a settlement between a bankruptcy trustee and a creditor. [19-1000] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
19-55933Jeffrey Harper v. USA - Taxpayers appeal the district court's dismissal, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, of their tax refund action based on a claimed credit for research expenses. [3:18-cv-02110-DMS-LL] Civil S. CA 15 min
19-55937Leon Thomas v. A. Jurgensen - An appeal from the district court's judgment for defendant prison official on the basis that plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act. [2:10-cv-02671-JGB-MRW] Pr Non-HC C. CA 15 min
19-55968
20-55059
L.C. v. Alta Loma School District - Alta Loma School District appeals the district court's judgment in an action brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by student L.C., and L.C. appeals the district court's award of attorneys' fees. [5:18-cv-01535-SVW-SHK]
Civil C. CA 15 min


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