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

November 2-6, 2015

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.


2015-11-02  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FARRIS, BYBEE and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-50029 USA v. Diaz - Ten defendants appeal their convictions and sentences for racketeering, drug offenses, money laundering, and firearm offenses arising from their association with the Florencia 13 street gang. [8:07-cr-00202-DOC-2] Criminal C. CA 25 min
10-50052 USA v. Arturo Cruz      
10-50058 USA v. Alberto Hernandez      
10-50059 USA v. Jose Gonzalez      
10-50062 USA v. Noe Gonzalez      
10-50064 USA v. Manuel Hernandez      
10-50072 USA v. Jesse Vasquez      
10-50076 USA v. Francisco Flores      
10-50113 USA v. Luis Aguilar      
10-50115 USA v. Cesar Dela Cruz      


2015-11-02  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, PREGERSON and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-72157Izumi Shibata v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Japan petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable due to his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. Immigration BIA 10 min
14-71528Tania Bibiano Ramirez v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding her removable and ineligible for relief based on her conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-56805Michael Ward v. Amy Miller - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his conviction for conspiracy to commit murder. [5:12-cv-02043-VAP-SH] Habeas C. CA 10 min
13-50121USA v. Francisco Rodriguez - Francisco Rodriguez appeals his conviction for RICO conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, and drug trafficking; and conspiracy to murder rival gang members. [8:05-cr-00107-JVS-2] Criminal C. CA 15 min
13-55341USA ex rel. Steven Mateski v. Raytheon Co. - Relator Steven Mateski appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of his qui tam False Claims Act action brought on behalf of the United States against Raytheon Company. [2:06-cv-03614-ODW-FMO] Civil C. CA 15 min
14-56798USA ex rel. Steven Mateski v. Raytheon Co. - Steven Mateski appeals the district court's order denying his motion for reconsideration of its order dismissing his qui tam action, alleging that Raytheon Company was liable to the United States under the False Claims Act. [2:07-cv-07035-BRO-FMO] Civil C. CA 15 min


2015-11-02  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER and GOULD, Circuit Judges; and CHRISTENSEN (Montana), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-72379Zhonglin Sun v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
13-50551
14-50180
USA v. Adrian Zitlalpopoca-Hernandez - Adrian Zitlalpopoca-Hernandez appeals his sentence for prostitution-related offenses in foreign commerce. [3:08-cr-04304-BEN-1]
 
Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-56957Jeremy Wessels v. B. Gower - California state prisoner Jeremy Wessels appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of first-degree murder. [3:13-cv-00819-GPC-RBB] Habeas S. CA 10 min
11-70097Shabbir Shaikh v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Pakistan petitions for review of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's denial of his claim for lawful permanent residency. Immigration BIA 15 min
13-56314Mohammad Talaie v. Wells Fargo Bank - Mohammad and Rosa Talaie appeal the district court's dismissal of their diversity putative class action against Wells Fargo Bank, NA and US Bank alleging various causes of action arising out of the modification of the Talaies' mortgage. [2:12-cv-04959-DMG-AGR] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-50445 USA v. Aaron Vigil - Aaron Vigil and Lawrence Witsoe appeal from their convictions in a bribery case. [8:11-cr-00121-AG-1] Criminal C. CA 20 min
13-50630 USA v. Lawrence Witsoe      


2015-11-03  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FARRIS, BYBEE and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-15195Rosemary Garity v. APWU National Labor Org. - An appeal from the dismissal of an employment discrimination action against a union. [2:11-cv-01109-PMP-CWH] Civil NV 10 min
13-55561Desert Protective Council v. DOI - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal defendants in plaintiffs' action challenging the United States Department of the Interior's approval of the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility Project in California. [3:12-cv-01281-GPC-PCL] Civil S. CA 20 min
13-55704Quechan Tribe of Fort Yuma Res v. DOI - The Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation appeals the district court's summary judgment and dismissal in favor of the U.S. Department of the Interior in an action challenging the approval of the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility Project. [3:12-cv-01167-GPC-PCL] Civil S. CA 20 min
13-57129Backcountry Against Dumps v. Sally Jewell - Environmental groups appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal agencies and officials in an action alleging violations of various federal laws when the Bureau of Land Management approved a right-of-way. [3:12-cv-02211-GPC-PCL] Civil S. CA 20 min


2015-11-03  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, PREGERSON and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-50075USA v. Hector Carreon - Hector Carreon appeals his conviction and sentence for production of child pornography, attempted production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. [3:12-cr-03419-JAH-1] Criminal S. CA 15 min
13-56656Richard Houng v. Tatung Co - An appeal from the district court's order affirming the bankruptcy court's summary judgment regarding the nondischargeability of a debt. [8:12-cv-01341-MMM] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min
13-56792J.A.W. Land & Trading v. George Kelly - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment that a debt was nondischargeable because it was obtained by fraud. [3:12-cv-00754-GPC-DHB] Bankruptcy S. CA 15 min
13-56243
13-56244
13-56259
13-56257
Laura Larson v. Warner Bros Entertainment - Laura Siegel Larson appeals the district court's summary judgment on a counterclaim by DC Comics and other defendants regarding a settlement agreement concerning Superman copyrights; defendants cross-appeal. [2:04-cv-08400-ODW-RZ]


Civil C. CA 20 min


2015-11-03  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER and GOULD, Circuit Judges; and CHRISTENSEN (Montana), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-56148Lawrence Saks v. ILWU-Pac Maritime Assn BP - Lawrence Saks, M.D., and Madison Park Surgery and Laser Center appeal the district court's judgment in their ERISA action alleging they are due payment for medical services performed under a preferred provider agreement. [2:09-cv-02885-JAK-E] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56796
13-56901
National Life Insurance Co. v. Lawrence Saks - Lawrence Saks, M.D, appeals the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in a diversity insurance coverage action brought by National Life Insurance Company and Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, and insurers cross appeal. [2:07-cv-03061-GW-SS]
Civil C. CA 20 min
12-70458Michel Torres Mendoza v. Loretta E. Lynch - Citizens of Mexico petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying their motion to reopen. Immigration BIA 15


2015-11-04  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FARRIS, TASHIMA and BYBEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-72250Juan Corleto v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable as charged and ineligible for relief based on his conviction. Immigration BIA Subm.
12-70137
13-73371
Rutilio Landaverde v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decisions denying his motions to reconsider.
Immigration BIA 15 min
12-72458Mihran Smbatyan v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Armenia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture, and his motion to reopen. Immigration BIA Subm.
13-56316Law Offices of Bruce Altschuld v. William Wilson - An appeal from the district court's order awarding attorneys' fees under California's Anti-SLAPP Statute. [2:12-cv-05457-JAK-SS] Civil C. CA 10 min


2015-11-04  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: W. FLETCHER and GOULD, Circuit Judges; and CHRISTENSEN (Montana), Chief District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-70245Bik Ng Li v. Loretta E. Lynch - Citizens of China petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding they abandoned their lawful permanent resident status. Immigration BIA 10
12-70255Dakai Ye v. Loretta E. Lynch - 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 10 min
12-72801Karaman Kevlishvili v. Loretta E. Lynch - Citizens of Georgia 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
14-50334USA v. Jose Ramos Martinez - Jose Ramos Martinez appeals his conviction for illegal reentry after deportation. [3:13-cr-04277-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-56438John Young v. Aron Wolfe - John Young appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury trial, in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that he was subjected to excessive force while a pretrial detainee at Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles. [2:07-cv-03190-RSWL-RZ] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56750Mairi Tanedo v. Universal Placement Int'l - An appeal from the district court's judgment after jury trial on claims brought by Filipino teachers who alleged an illegal recruitment scheme for jobs in Louisiana school districts. [8:10-cv-01172-JAK-MLG] Civil C. CA 20 min


2015-11-04  1:00 pm  UCLA Cappello Courtroom, University of California, Los Angeles
Before: SCHROEDER and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges; and CHHABRIA (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-73336Yesayi Indikushayan v. Loretta E. Lynch - Citizens of Armenia 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.
12-71773Shouchen Yang v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion to reopen removal proceedings. Immigration BIA 10 min
14-55445USA v. Emilio Reyes-Bosque - Federal prisoner Emilio Reyes-Bosque appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging his conviction and sentence for multiple offenses including aiding aggravated felons to enter the United States. [3:12-cv-00019-BEN] Habeas S. CA 10 min
13-55868ALDF v. USDA - Animal Legal Defense Fund appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an action seeking to have foie gras declared an adulterated food under the Poultry Product Inspection Act of 1957. [2:12-cv-04028-ODW-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56708
13-56830
Trustees of the O.E.P. Trust v. Smith-Emery Company - Trustees of the Operating Engineers Pension Trust and others appeal the district court's judgment after bench trial in an ERISA action for delinquent contributions; defendant Smith-Emery Co. cross-appeals the district court's attorney fees orders. [2:09-cv-01476-CAS-VBK]
Civil C. CA 20 min


2015-11-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FARRIS and BYBEE, Circuit Judges; and TIGAR (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-71731Ruiping Liu v. Loretta E. Lynch - 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.
13-60087Andrew Ralph Bello, Sr. - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of an adversary proceeding concerning a mortgage. [11-1541] Bankruptcy S. CA Subm.
13-72517Nelson Yudini Guadron v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-50439USA v. Jorge De La Rosa-Cruz - Jorge De La Rosa-Cruz appeals the sentence imposed upon revocation of probation. [3:12-cr-03303-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-56770Robert Rizzo v. Ins. Co. of the State Penn. - Robert Rizzo, Chief Administrator of the City of Bell, CA, appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania in Rizzo's diversity insurance coverage action. [2:12-cv-04347-DMG-FMO] Civil C. CA 20 min


2015-11-05  11:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER and BYBEE, Circuit Judges; and TIGAR (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-56101Robert Radcliffe v. Experian Info. Solutions - An appeal from the denial of a motion to disqualify interim class counsel in an action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. [8:05-cv-01070-DOC-MLG] Civil C. CA 15 min


2015-11-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges; and CHHABRIA (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-71647Vigen Manukyan v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Russia 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
12-72654Zhiyan Jin v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum on timeliness grounds. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-50528USA v. Lloyd Taylor - Lloyd Taylor appeals his convictions for making false statements to a federally insured financial institution and aggravated identity theft. [3:13-cr-01390-MMA-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
13-56543Ruben Gonzales v. Unum Life Ins Co of America - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an ERISA action challenging the denial of short- and long-term disability benefits. [3:09-cv-00468-AJB-WVG] Civil S. CA 15 min
13-56571Barbara Hubbard v. Flava Enterprises - Lynn Hubbard III, plaintiff's counsel in an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, appeals the district court's imposition of sanctions against him. [3:09-cv-01581-JLS-WVG] Civil S. CA Subm.


2015-11-05  11:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FARRIS and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges; and CHHABRIA (California Northern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-56534
13-56565
Dennis Becvar v. The Walt Disney Company - Dennis Becvar and William Dunlap appeal an order imposing sanctions and finding that they are the alter egos of Environmental World Watch, Inc., plaintiff in a citizen suit under the Clean Water Act against The Walt Disney Co. and others. [2:09-cv-04045-DMG-PLA]
Civil C. CA Subm.


2015-11-05  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER and GOULD, Circuit Judges; and DANIEL (Colorado), Senior District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-70115Lizhen Zhang v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
13-70795Jiazeng Zhao v. Loretta E. Lynch - 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 10 min
13-71394Manpreet Singh v. Loretta E. Lynch - 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.
13-56559Albert Sarkiss v. Carolyn Colvin - Albert Sarkiss appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Sarkiss's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under the Social Security Act. [2:12-cv-06061-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56568
14-55177
Vera Dragicevich v. JPMorgan Chase Bank - Vera Dragicevich appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a diversity action alleging that Chase failed to perform under a mortgage modification agreement. [2:12-cv-08192-ABC-MAN]
Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56577Millennium Laboratories v. Ameritox, Ltd. - Briefs filed under seal. [3:12-cv-01063-MMA-JMA] Civil S. CA 15 min
13-56604Dodd Harris v. Las Vegas Sands - Dodd Harris appeals the district court's dismissal of his diversity putative class action brought against Las Vegas Sands, LLC and Venetian Casino Resort, LLC alleging misleading and deceptive resort fees and unlawful levy of these fees. [2:12-cv-10858-DMG-FFM] Civil C. CA Subm.


2015-11-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FARRIS, TROTT and BYBEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-71734Vardanush Grigoryan v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Armenia 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.
12-74116Mingda Wang v. Loretta E. Lynch - 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.
13-56300Maria Ros v. Deutsche Bank National Trust - Maria Ros appeals the district court's dismissal of her diversity action brought against Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and other mortgage entities challenging the non-judicial foreclosure of real property in Chula Vista, California. [3:12-cv-01929-BEN-WVG] Civil S. CA Subm.
13-55642Linda Capalbo v. Christopher Kurtz - Linda Capalbo, Ronald Bours, and the Estate of Steven Bours appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that Downey Police officers shot and killed Steven Bours during a response to a 911 call. [2:11-cv-03206-GAF-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min
13-56529Ahmad Arian v. City of Los Angeles - Ahmad and Deena Arian appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging constitutional and state law violations when police officers shot and killed their son following a high speed car chase. [2:12-cv-05261-RGK-PLA] Civil C. CA 10 min
13-56752Luis Sandoval v. County of Los Angeles - Luis Sandoval appeals from the district court's judgment following a jury trial in his action alleging that Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Barraza used unconstitutional deadly force when he shot Sandoval while off-duty. [2:10-cv-03690-JAK-JCG] Civil C. CA 15 min


2015-11-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: SCHROEDER, PREGERSON and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-71638Carlos Alvarez Leal v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his application for cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 10
12-72777Xintai Zhai v. Loretta E. Lynch - 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 10 min
13-56585A. R. v. Santa Monica Malibu USD - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. [2:12-cv-04812-ODW-SH] Civil C. CA Subm.
13-56951Cristina Gutierrez v. County of Los Angeles - Cristina Gutierrez, Hector Gutierrez Sr., and Hector Gutierrez Jr., appeal from a judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in their action alleging their rights were violated by Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs during a search of their home. [2:10-cv-07589-CAS-PLA] Civil C. CA Subm.


2015-11-06  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER and GOULD, Circuit Judges; and DANIEL (Colorado), Senior District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-71209Victor Hernandez-Lopez v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his application for cancellation of removal and his motion to reopen in absentia. Immigration BIA Subm.
12-71586Ilbir Campos-Mejia v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his motion to reopen to seek special rule cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
12-73813Serozh Nazari v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Iran 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.
11-73587Sung Jang v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of North Korea and South Korea 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
13-56606Ricardo Bermudez Vaquero v. Ashley Furniture Industries - Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and Stoneledge Furniture LLC appeal the district court's order granting in part and denying in part Ricardo Vaquero's motion for class certification in Vaquero's diversity putative class action. [2:12-cv-08590-PA-MAN] Civil C. CA 15


Location Addresses


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Richard H. Chambers Court of Appeals Building
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena CA 91105


UCLA Law School
385 E Charles Young Dr East
Los Angeles CA 90095


Print this notice

Download Acknowledgment of Hearing Notice and Other Forms

Picture ID Required to Enter Courthouse

A Time / Side value of "Subm." indicates the case will be submitted on the briefs.