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

October 15-18, 2019
October 21-24, 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.


2019-10-15  9:00 am  Ceremonial Courtroom, Room 4D, Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse, San Diego
Before: HURWITZ, OWENS, and LEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-16779Shawn Moseley 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.  [2:16-cv-02294-GMS] Social Security AZ Subm.
18-55411
18-55412
Bradley Sayre v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Appeals from the district court's (1) denial of a petition to vacate a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration award and (2) dismissal of an action as barred by res judicata. [3:17-cv-00449-JLS-MDD]
Civil S. CA 15 min
18-55426Sean Hall v. Taylor Swift - An appeal from the dismissal of a copyright infringement action concerning the song "Shake It Off." [2:17-cv-06882-MWF-AS] Civil C. CA 15 min
18-55428Kelly Demko v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America - An appeal from the district court's judgment in an ERISA action challenging a denial of disability benefits. [2:17-cv-02929-R-AFM] Civil C. CA Subm.
18-55509James Wilkinson v. Mark Magrann - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that plaintiff was wrongfully investigated and subjected to criminal proceedings for perjury after his acquittal on a traffic citation violation. [8:16-cv-01976-AG-DFM] Civil C. CA 15 min


2019-10-15  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges, and SETTLE (Washington Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-56680Juan Rodriguez v. USA - Appeal from the denial of a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging a conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. [2:16-cv-05987-MWF] Habeas C. CA 10 min
18-16618Michael Reid v. I.C. System Incorporated - An appeal from the district court's order approving a settlement in a class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. [2:12-cv-02661-ROS] Civil AZ Subm.
18-56074Rosario Rodriguez v. USA - Plaintiff appeals the dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of her Federal Tort Claims Act action against the U.S. Postal Service, seeking to recover for injuries she sustained when she slipped and fell at a post office. [2:18-cv-03328-RGK-KS] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-72930Borislav Zaprianov v. William Barr - A native and citizen of Bulgaria and U.S. lawful permanent resident 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 15 min
18-56245
18-56360
Art Tobias v. Daniel East - Defendant police officials appeal from the denial of qualified immunity in an action alleging they participated in coercing plaintiff's confession while he was a juvenile. [2:17-cv-01076-DSF-AS]
Civil C. CA 15 min
19-55129R. Abcarian v. Meldon Levine - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action concerning electricity rates set by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. [2:16-cv-07106-FMO-JPR] Civil C. CA 15 min


2019-10-15  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and MILLER, Circuit Judges, and VITALIANO (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-72255Zhibin Zhang v. William Barr - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum relief. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-71771Quanyun Yu 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.
18-50285USA v. Elisha Harley - Appeal from misdemeanor conviction for assault on a federal officer and depredation of government property. [3:16-cr-02761-BLM-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
18-50332USA v. Lahkwinder Singh - Appeal from forfeiture order in a case in which the defendant pleaded guilty to one count of structuring currency transactions in violation of 31 U.S.C. § 5342(a). [3:16-cr-00729-BAS-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
18-50251USA v. Michael Kimbrew - Appeal from conviction and sentence for attempted extortion and bribery. [2:17-cr-00459-RGK-1] Criminal C. CA 15 min
17-50267USA v. Tony Gordon - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to violate RICO and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. [2:14-cr-00338-SJO-AB-57] Criminal C. CA Subm.


2019-10-16  9:00 am  Ceremonial Courtroom, Room 4D, Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse, San Diego
Before: HURWITZ, OWENS, and LEE, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-73792Jose Argueta-Chavarria v. William Barr - 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.
16-72425Mario Rodriguez-Alvarado v. William Barr - 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.
17-70091Carlos Flores-Turcios v. William Barr - A citizen of Honduras petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-72246Silvano Lopez-Angel v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' order determining that no appeal had been taken because petitioner was removed from the U.S. after taking an appeal from an IJ's denial of a motion to reopen or reconsider. Immigration BIA 15 min
17-72936Carlos Castillo-Crespo v. William Barr - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision concluding that petitioner's departure from the United States withdrew his appeal of an Immigration Judge's denial of asylum and related relief. Immigration BIA 15 min
17-55467Kristine Bistiline v. JPMorgan Chase Bank - Kristine Bistiline appeals the district court's dismissal and summary judgment in favor of mortgage entities in Bistiline's diversity action, alleging claims arising when Bistiline's deed of trust was assigned. [2:16-cv-04610-MWF-PLA] Civil C. CA Subm.


2019-10-16  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and COLLINS, Circuit Judges, and BATAILLON (Nebraska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-55215April Powell-Willingham v. Joint Aid Management USA - An appeal from the dismissal of an employment discrimination action on the ground of forum non conveniens. [2:17-cv-06508-DSF-KS] Civil C. CA 10 min
18-55289Ana Sandoval v. County of San Diego - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in favor of defendants in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law alleging that jail officials were deliberately indifferent to Ronnie Sandoval's medical needs at the San Diego Central jail. [3:16-cv-01004-BEN-AGS] Civil S. CA 15 min
18-55373New Method Wellness, Inc. v. Cigna Healthcare of California - An appeal from the dismissal of an ERISA case. [8:17-cv-00844-AG-DFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
18-55454Rose Freeman v. City of Port Hueneme - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the City of Port Hueneme for retaliatory termination. [2:16-cv-07172-JAK-GJS] Civil C. CA 15 min
18-60016Gardens Reg. Hosp. & Med. Ctr. v. State of California - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's ruling regarding violation of the automatic stay. [17-1198] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2019-10-16  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and MILLER, Circuit Judges, and VITALIANO (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-72039Qun Liu 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.
16-73394Xiaofeng Zhao 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.
18-50343USA v. Adalberto Magana-Gonzalez - Appeal from conviction for reentry of a removed alien. [3:17-cr-03077-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
18-16016Zack Ward v. Apple Inc. - An appeal from the district court's order denying class certification in an antitrust case. [4:12-cv-05404-YGR] Civil N. CA 15 min
18-55688Melissa Mather Bobka v. Toyota Motor Credit Corp. - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's ruling that post-discharge collection efforts did not violate the discharge injunction. [3:17-cv-02380-GPC-AGS] Bankruptcy S. CA 15 min
18-55853D.C. v. County of San Diego - An appeal from the denial of class certification in an action alleging that San Diego officials have a practice and policy of subjecting children to intrusive physical examinations when they are placed at the Polinsky Children's Center, a temporary shelter. [3:15-cv-01868-MMA-NLS] Civil S. CA 15 min


2019-10-17  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and BATAILLON (Nebraska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-70358Syed Atif v. William Barr - Citizens of Pakistan petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of their motion to rescind their in absentia removal orders and reopen based on changed country conditions. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-71267Juan Estrada Caberas v. William Barr - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum relief. Immigration BIA 10 min
16-71934Zhilin Zhao 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.
16-72323Fengxia Lai 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.
16-71712Mohammad Tousi v. William Barr - A citizen of the Netherlands petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture, and the denial of a motion to reopen. Immigration BIA Subm.
17-56346
17-56421
18-55148
18-55306
Michael Lewis v. County of San Diego - Appeals from mixed judgments for plaintiffs and defendants and an attorneys' fee award entered following a jury trial in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against social workers and the County of San Diego. [3:13-cv-02818-H-JMA]


Civil S. CA 20 min


2019-10-17  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: NGUYEN, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and VITALIANO (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-72375Maria Cruz-Pineda v. William Barr - Citizens of El Salvador petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum and withholding of removal. Immigration BIA Subm.
18-10230USA v. Mario Elenes - Appeal from conviction for being a felon in possession of ammunition. [2:17-cr-00974-DGC-1] Criminal AZ 10 min
18-50128USA v. Edward Ridgill - Appeal from conviction and sentence for distribution of Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and Carisoprodol. [2:16-cr-00631-SJO-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
18-15515Michael Determan v. The Boeing Company - Briefs filed under seal. [1:16-cv-00144-LEK-KJM] Civil HI 15 min
18-55393Rivka Ofir v. Transamerica Premier Life Ins. - Plaintiff appeals the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's diversity insurance coverage action alleging several causes of action arising out of Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company's refusal to pay plaintiff's accidental death benefits. [3:17-cv-01544-MMA-JMA] Civil S. CA Subm.
18-55586Lois Goodman v. Yulai Wang - An appeal from a judgment for defendant following a jury trial in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by Lois Goodman alleging she was falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted. [2:13-cv-05959-JAK-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min


2019-10-18  9:30 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: WARDLAW, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and BATAILLON (Nebraska), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-50014USA v. Francisca Gamboa - The United States appeals the dismissal of an information charging illegal reentry after deportation. [2:18-cr-00379-ODW-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
17-50416USA v. Steven Quintana - Appeal from sentence for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. [2:17-cr-00415-R-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
18-30083USA v. Justin Gomez - Appeal from sentence for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. [1:15-cr-00232-EJL-2] Criminal ID 10 min
16-56622Ken Sheppard v. County of Los Angeles - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment and a judgment following a jury trial in an action alleging that in the course of a non-violent traffic stop, police officers conducted an illegal detention and subjected Plaintiff to excessive force. [2:15-cv-02920-SJO-JC] Civil C. CA 15 min
18-50329USA v. Brandon Ward - Appeal from sentence for possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices and aggravated identity theft. [2:17-cr-00645-GW-2] Criminal C. CA 15 min
19-55411Stephen Perry v. Phil Brown - An appeal from the district court's grant of a temporary restraining order concerning sound recordings and denial of an Anti-SLAPP motion to strike right of publicity claims. [2:18-cv-09543-JFW-SS] Civil C. CA 15 min


2019-10-21  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, PAEZ, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-50132USA v. Raul Mejia - Appeal from conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [3:17-cr-00809-CAB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
18-50186USA v. Jose Rojas-Martinez - Appeal from sentence for attempted entry into the United States after deportation. [3:17-cr-04445-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
19-56119Randolph Fitch v. Shaw Industries, Inc. - Shaw Industries, Inc. appeals the district court's order sua sponte remanding to state court a class action brought by Randolph Fitch against Shaw for wage and hour violations under California law. [2:19-cv-00590-RGK-MAA] Civil C. CA Subm.
19-56121Leonard Williams v. Warner Music Group Corporation - Warner Music Group Corporation appeals the district court's order sua sponte remanding to state court a class action that Warner had removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act. [2:18-cv-09691-RGK-PJW] Civil C. CA Subm.


2019-10-22  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, and OWENS, Circuit Judges, and RESTANI (International Trade), Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-55464Allen Hammler v. William Muniz - A California state prisoner appeals the judgment dismissing his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for rape, forced oral copulation, and false imprisonment. [2:12-cv-04700-JGB-SP] Habeas C. CA Subm.
18-55514Allana Baroni v. CIT Bank N.A. - An appeal from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court award of attorneys' fees in an adversary proceeding. [2:17-cv-07947-SVW] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.
18-55986Brett Hagewood v. William Gore - An appeal from the dismissal, for delay of service of process, of an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging excessive force. [3:16-cv-03126-W-BLM] Civil S. CA Subm.
18-55992Robert Rains v. USA - Taxpayers appeal the district court's denial of their motions to quash Internal Revenue summonses issued to third parties. [2:17-mc-00074-DMG-MRW] Civil C. CA Subm.
18-55283The Boeing Company v. KB Yuzhnoye - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment on claims for breach of contract under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. [2:13-cv-00730-AB-AJW] Civil C. CA Subm.
18-55807USA ex rel. Arthur Afionyan v. PLS Diabetic Shoe Company - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the False Claims Act. [2:16-cv-03268-JFW-KS] Civil C. CA Subm.


2019-10-22  11:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, PAEZ, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-55560Janet Wheeler v. Home Depot USA, Inc. - Plaintiff appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of her former employer, Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., in a diversity action alleging employment claims. [3:15-cv-02236-CAB-AGS] Civil S. CA 10 min
16-55698
16-55922
Carl Haynes v. Home Depot USA, Inc. - Plaintiff appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., in a diversity action alleging employment claims after Home Depot terminated his job; and plaintiff's attorneys appeal sanctions. [3:15-cv-01038-CAB-JLB]
Civil S. CA 15 min


2019-10-23  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges, and RESTANI (International Trade), Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-10285 USA v. Josie Arvizu - Appeals from conviction for conspiracy and transportation of illegal aliens for profit. [4:17-cr-01056-JGZ-BPV-1] Criminal AZ Subm.
18-10296 USA v. Erika Hernandez-Nunez      
18-50273USA v. Mario Buenrostro-Lopez - Appeal from conviction for illegal reentry after deportation. [3:17-cr-03825-JAH-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
18-50305USA v. Omar Hernandez - Appeal from conviction for transportation of illegal aliens. [5:17-cr-00166-PSG-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
13-74391Gustavo Tejeda v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico and U.S. lawful permanent resident petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable based on a controlled substance conviction. Immigration BIA 15 min
16-70161Jose Hernandez Rojas v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of cancellation of removal based on convictions of two crimes involving moral turpitude and denying voluntary departure based on the lack of good moral character. Immigration BIA Subm.


2019-10-23  2:00 pm  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, CALLAHAN, and R. NELSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-56621
17-56710
Sara Dees v. County of San Diego - An appeal from a judgment as a matter of law in favor of plaintiffs and the conditional grant of a new trial in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that social workers violated plaintiffs' Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights during an investigation. [3:14-cv-00189-BEN-DHB]
Civil S. CA 20 min
18-55831Patrick Russell v. Jocelyn Lumitap - An appeal from the denial, on summary judgment, of defendants' motion for qualified immunity in an action alleging that jail officials were deliberately indifferent to the medical needs of Patrick John Russell, a pretrial detainee who died from a ruptured aortic dissection. [8:17-cv-00125-JLS-DFM] Civil C. CA 15 min


2019-10-24  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: CALLAHAN, OWENS, and R. NELSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-71195Juan Alvarado Hernandez 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.
16-71577Jose Cabrera v. William Barr - 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.
17-56084Michael Hopkins v. R. Bustos - An appeal from a summary judgment for prison officials in an action brought by a developmentally disabled California prison inmate who alleged that the prison's failure to provide him with adequate assistance with reading and writing frustrated his ability to file grievances. [3:15-cv-00788-JLS-PCL] Pr Non-HC S. CA 10 min
17-56770Nicholas Razo v. Ashley Furniture Industries - Appeal of the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. in a diversity action alleging violations of California law concerning DuraBlend used in Ashley furniture. [2:16-cv-00630-MWF-MRW] Civil C. CA Subm.
17-56857Calvary Chapel Bible Fellows v. County of Riverside - An appeal from a summary judgment in favor of the County of Riverside in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that certain provisions of the County's land use ordinance facially violate the Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. [5:16-cv-00259-PSG-DTB] Civil C. CA 15 min
18-15022
18-16727
TDN Money Systems, Inc. v. Everi Payments, Inc. - TDN Money Systems, Inc. appeals the district court’s judgment in favor of Everi Payments, Inc. in a diversity action alleging claims arising from a dealer resale agreement; and Everi appeals the denial of its motion for attorneys' fees. [2:15-cv-02197-JCM-NJK]
Civil NV 15 min


2019-10-24  2:00 pm  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, CALLAHAN, and R. NELSON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50422USA v. Omar Dominguez-Valencia - Appeal from conviction and sentence for attempted reentry after deportation. [3:11-cr-01750-BTM-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
17-56706Norman Shaw v. Bank of America - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action under the Truth in Lending Act. [3:12-cv-01207-DMS-BLM] Civil S. CA 10 min
18-55377Friends of Oceano Dunes v. John Ainsworth - An appeal from the district court's abstention order in an action under the Endangered Species Act. [2:17-cv-08733-VAP-MRW] Civil C. CA 15 min


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Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse
221 West Broadway
San Diego CA 92101


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


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