United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for The Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Oregon

November 4-8, 2019

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.


2019-11-04  9:00 am  2nd Floor Courtroom, The Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Oregon
Before: PAEZ, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges, and KOBAYASHI (Hawaii), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-30219USA v. Raul Alvarado - Appeal from conviction for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. [3:15-cr-00369-JO-1] Criminal OR Subm.
17-72851Million Kidane Degol v. William Barr - A citizen of Eritrea 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.
18-70498Qingxian Xie v. William Barr - Citizens of China petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of their motion to reopen removal proceedings based on ineffective assistance of counsel and changed country conditions. Immigration BIA Subm.
17-72542Milenko Krstic v. William Barr - A citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' three-board-member dismissal of his appeal of an Immigration Judge's denial of a waiver of deportability under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(1)(H), and denial of asylum and related relief. Immigration BIA 15 min
18-35688Larry Barr v. Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. - An appeal from the district court's judgment on the pleadings in a labor law case. [3:17-cv-01225-MO] Civil OR 15 min
18-35791Katherine Moussouris v. Microsoft Corp. - An appeal from the district court's denial of class certification in an employment discrimination action. [2:15-cv-01483-JLR] Civil W. WA 15 min


2019-11-05  9:00 am  2nd Floor Courtroom, The Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Oregon
Before: PAEZ, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges, and KOBAYASHI (Hawaii), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-35264Rachel Drake v. Andrew Saul - Claimant appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of her application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act.  [3:16-cv-02234-JO] Social Security OR Subm.
18-35522Jennifer Christian v. Umpqua Bank - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an employment discrimination action. [3:16-cv-01938-BR] Civil OR 15 min
18-35037Robert Chatelain v. Country Mutual Insurance Co. - Country Mutual Insurance Co. appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Robert and Janet Chatelain in their diversity insurance coverage action. [3:15-cv-02013-MO] Civil OR 20 min
18-73400Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Ryan Zinke - Environmental groups petition for review of a decision of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, approving the plans of Hilcorp Alaska LLC to build an artificial oil drilling island in Foggy Island Bay in Alaska's Beaufort Sea. Agency IBLM 20 min


2019-11-06  9:00 am  2nd Floor Courtroom, The Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Oregon
Before: PAEZ, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges, and WU (California Central), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-16677Gerald Peters Gallery, Inc. v. Peter Stremmel - Plaintiffs appeal the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Peter Stremmel in a diversity defamation action involving the sale of a valuable oil painting “The Sun and the Rain.” [3:17-cv-00273-MMD-VPC] Civil NV 10 min
18-30180USA v. Victor Rivera-Munoz - Appeal from sentence for a methamphetamine-distribution conspiracy and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. [1:17-cr-00073-SPW-1] Criminal MT 10 min
18-35733USA v. Thomas Cornelius, Jr. - A federal prisoner appeals the district court's resolution of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion in a case in which the district court resentenced him for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [3:16-cv-01149-HZ] Habeas OR Subm.
17-70178Said Isse v. William Barr - A citizen of Somalia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum relief on firm resettlement grounds. Immigration BIA 15 min
17-71313Abdi Ali Aden v. William Barr - A citizen of Somalia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum on firm resettlement grounds and the denial of withholding of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
18-70318Ahmed Mohamed v. William Barr - A citizen of Somalia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' frivolous asylum application determination. Immigration BIA Subm.


2019-11-07  9:00 am  2nd Floor Courtroom, The Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Oregon
Before: GILMAN (Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit), PAEZ, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-73360Chirajan Subedi v. William Barr - A citizen of Nepal 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
18-35104Laura Smith v. Andrew Saul - Claimant appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act.  [3:16-cv-01966-MC] Social Security OR Subm.
18-35866Patricia Thomas v. Andrew Saul - Claimant appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's determination that claimant was no longer disabled as of February 1, 2013, due to medical improvement. [1:17-cv-00912-MC] Social Security OR Subm.
18-35992Susan Maxwell v. Andrew Saul - Claimant appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.  [6:17-cv-01083-JR] Social Security OR 10 min
18-36005Garry Heimrich v. USDOA - Garry Heimrich appeals the district court's dismissal of his action against the U.S. Department of the Army and its Secretary alleging employment discrimination. [3:17-cv-01615-HZ] Civil OR 10 min
18-35693WPEE Pension Fund v. Mentor Graphics Corp. - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of a securities fraud action. [3:16-cv-00470-PK] Civil OR 15 min
18-35985Linda Larson v. Andrew Saul - Kenneth Larson, who was a dual status technician with the Montana Air National Guard, appeals the district court’s judgment affirming the Commissioner’s determination of Larson’s monthly Social Security retirement benefit. [4:17-cv-00110-JTJ] Social Security MT 15 min


2019-11-08  9:00 am  2nd Floor Courtroom, The Pioneer Courthouse, Portland Oregon
Before: GILMAN (Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit), PAEZ, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-35459Lee Rice, II v. Dale Morehouse - An appeal from the district court's judgment as a matter of law and judgment on a jury verdict in favor of defendants in an action alleging that Sheriff's deputies used excessive force when they took plaintiff down during a traffic stop. [1:13-cv-00441-BLW] Civil ID 15 min
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Bibiji Kaur Puri v. Sopurkh Kaur Khalsa - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a RICO case. [3:10-cv-01532-MO]
Civil OR 15 min
18-35687Native Ecosystems Council v. Mary Erickson - Plaintiff environmental groups appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal agencies and officials in an action challenging three decisions concerning forests in Montana. [9:17-cv-00053-DWM] Civil MT 20 min
18-36067Native Ecosystems Council v. Leanne Marten - Plaintiff appeals the district court's summary judgments in favor of federal officers and intervenors in an action challenging forestry decisions in Montana. [9:17-cv-00153-DWM] Civil MT 20 min


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Pioneer Courthouse
700 SW 6th Avenue
Portland OR 97204-1369


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