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

October 2-6, 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.


2017-10-02  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, GRABER, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-73879Malika Abdurahmonova v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Uzbekistan 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.
16-55078Debbie Ward v. Nancy Berryhill - Debbie Ward appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Ward's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [8:15-cv-00595-RAO] Social Security C. CA Subm.
16-55229Martin Vogel v. Harbor Plaza Center, LLC - An appeal from the district court's award of attorneys' fees in an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [2:14-cv-04609-SJO-SH] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-15777Russell Thaw v. Jefferson Sessions - Appeal from dismissal of an action challenging a local rule of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona that requires membership in the Arizona State Bar as a prerequisite for full membership in the bar of the district court. [2:15-cv-01703-JWS] Civil AZ Subm.
16-55607Oswaldo Tobar v. USA - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's judgment in favor of the United States in plaintiffs' action alleging claims that arose in international waters off the coast of Ecuador when the U.S. Coast Guard seized plaintiffs' boat. [3:07-cv-00817-WQH-JLB] Civil S. CA Subm.


2017-10-02  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges, and SETTLE (Washington Western), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50133USA v. Albert Robles - Appeal from denial of motion for new trial in bribery case. [2:04-cr-01594-SVW-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
15-50229USA v. Esequiel Orcino - Appeal from sentence for reentry of a removed alien. [2:15-cr-00020-PA-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
15-55152Anthony Hernandez Navarro v. Kim Holland - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for aggravated mayhem, assault with a firearm, assault with a knife/box cutter, and dissuading a witness by force. [5:14-cv-00210-DOC-SH] Habeas C. CA Subm.
16-50042USA v. Pedro Orellana - Appeal from conviction and sentence for sexual abuse of an incapacitated person. [3:15-cr-00597-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA 15 min
16-55233Matthew Neidermeyer v. Michael Caldwell - Matthew Neidermeyer appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C.§ 1983 action alleging constitutional violations in connection with a traffic stop. [8:14-cv-01209-JLS-DFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55492Daniel McGuigan v. Charles Nichols - County of San Bernardino deputies appeal from an order on summary judgment denying qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that defendants violated plaintiff's rights by falsely arresting him and using excessive force. [5:14-cv-02483-VAP-SP] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-10-02  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: RAWLINSON, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50050USA v. Peter Omagbemi - Peter Omagbemi appeals his wire fraud conviction arising out of a fraudulent telemarketing scheme. [2:09-cr-01258-GW-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
16-50137USA v. Eugene Temkin - Appeal from sentence for participation in a murder-for-hire scheme. [2:10-cr-00813-SVW-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-50190USA v. Michael Chong - Appeal from conviction for conspiracy, bank fraud, possession of stolen mail, unlawful possession of a counterfeit postal key, and aggravated identity theft. [2:15-cr-00176-AB-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-55596Carlos Luis v. W. Montgomery - A California state prisoner appeal from denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for first-degree murder of his wife and second-degree fetal murder. [2:14-cv-08617-ODW-JPR] Habeas C. CA 10 min
15-55116Mai Bui v. Ton Nguyen - An appeal from the dismissal of a civil RICO action. [8:14-cv-00757-DOC-RNB] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56867
16-55681
Sophia & Chloe, Inc. v. Brighton Collectibles, LLC - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's judgment after jury trial in a copyright case. [3:12-cv-02472-AJB-KSC]
Civil S. CA 20 min


2017-10-03  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, MURGUIA, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-50102USA v. Alejandro Aguilar Diaz - Appeal from sentence for importation of cocaine and heroin. [3:15-cr-02484-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA 10 min
16-50139USA v. Charlotte Tejeda - Appeal from sentence for importation of methamphetamine. [3:15-cr-02216-BEN-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
16-50207USA v. Fidencio Castro-Verdugo - Appeal from conviction for being a removed alien found in the United States. [3:15-cr-01789-LAB-1] Criminal S. CA Subm.
15-35449Chad Eichenberger v. ESPN, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Video Privacy Protection Act. [2:14-cv-00463-TSZ] Civil W. WA 15 min
15-56997Jean Adams v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. - Briefs Filed Under Seal. [3:13-md-02452-AJB-MDD] Civil S. CA 20 min
16-50286USA v. Juan Reyes - Briefs filed under seal. [2:13-cr-00833-GHK-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min


2017-10-03  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: MOTZ (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), M. SMITH, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-16736Juan Valdez v. Michael Benov - Appeal from denial of habeas corpus petition challenging the results of a prison disciplinary hearing. [1:11-cv-00883-JLT] Habeas E. CA 10 min
13-56205
13-73817
16-56201
Jose Galvan-Avila v. USA - A citizen of Mexico appeals the district court's dismissal of his habeas petition and petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his applications for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. [2:13-cv-00644-R]

Habeas C. CA 10 min
16-50367USA v. Victor Igboanugo - Appeal from sentence imposed on remand for resentencing for mail fraud and wire fraud arising from a telemarketing operation. [2:10-cr-00539-SJO-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-55577Twentieth Century Fox Tel. v. Empire Distribution, Inc. - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in a trademark infringement case regarding the television series "Empire." [2:15-cv-02158-PA-FFM] Civil C. CA 15 min
17-55472Epona, LLC v. County of Ventura - An appeal from the denial of plaintiff's motion for injunctive relief in an action arising from the County of Ventura's denial of plaintiffs' application for a conditional use permit to operate commercial outdoor wedding events on their property. [2:16-cv-06372-DMG-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
17-56335Tiffany Brinkley v. Monterey Financial Services - Monterey Financial Services, Inc. appeals the district court's order granting Tiffany Brinkley's motion to remand back to state court, her putative class action, alleging that Monterey recorded or monitored telephone conversations without her notice. [3:16-cv-01103-WQH-WVG] Civil S. CA 15 min


2017-10-03  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FERNANDEZ, RAWLINSON, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-73728William Foote v. CIR - Taxpayer appeal of Tax Court decision denying claim for abatement of interest under I.R.C. § 6404(e). [1176-13] Tax Court C. CA Subm.
16-55010Desireh Ava v. Nancy Berryhill - Desireh Ava appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Ava's application for disability insurance under Title II of the Social Security Act. [8:14-cv-01814-JCG] Social Security C. CA 10 min
16-55289Novation Ventures, LLC v. The J.G. Wentworth Co. - An appeal from the dismissal of an antitrust and false advertising case. [2:15-cv-00954-BRO-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55585Carla Mejia v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. - Children of decedent Nora Martinez appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of Greyhound Bus Lines, Inc. in a diversity action, alleging Greyhound was negligent for failing to warn Nora of risk of developing deep-vein thrombosis. [2:14-cv-08604-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-60027Cynthia Zipser v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order allowing a secured claim. [15-1258] Bankruptcy C. CA 15 min


2017-10-03  2:00 pm  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, and WARDLAW, Circuit Judges, and MOLLOY (Montana), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-73892Leonard Concepcion v. TSA - Leonard Concepcion petitions for review of the Transportation Security Administration's determination finding that Concepcion was ineligible as a flightcrew member based on a conviction for a felony involving dishonesty. Agency Subm.


2017-10-04  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, GRABER, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-50330USA v. Jesus Flores-Ramirez - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine. [2:14-cr-00689-PA-1] Criminal C. CA Subm.
15-55608Lanny Woosley v. Neil McDowell - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for multiple offenses including first-degree murder. [5:09-cv-02335-PA-SH] Habeas C. CA 10 min
15-55652Joseph Duran v. Jeffrey Beard - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction and sentence for carjacking, robbery and unlawful taking and driving of a vehicle. [3:08-cv-00430-WQH-RBB] Habeas S. CA Subm.
15-50380USA v. Zaid Wakil - Appeal from conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms and more of cocaine and three counts of possession with intent to distribute five kilograms and more of cocaine. [2:12-cr-00527-GW-12] Criminal C. CA 15 min
16-55645Shahram Keshe v. CVS Pharmacy - Shahram Keshe appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of his former employer, CVS Pharmacy, in Keshe's diversity action alleging wrongful termination in violation of California law. [2:14-cv-08418-CAS-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-70863James Cooper v. CIR - Appeal of Tax Court decision on petition for redetermination of federal income tax deficiencies, seeking to treat patent royalties as capital gains and to take a bad debt deduction. [17284-12] Tax Court N. CA 20 min


2017-10-04  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, MURGUIA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-99011Michael White v. Charles Ryan - An Arizona state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his capital sentence. [3:08-cv-08139-SPL] DP HC AZ 30 min


2017-10-04  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: FERNANDEZ, RAWLINSON, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-70430Jose Arredondo Gomez v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable based on his controlled substance convictions. Immigration BIA Subm.
14-70554Tajinder Singh v. Jefferson Sessions - 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.
14-72276Michael Young Sang v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Jamaica 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.
16-55051
16-55218
American Soccer Co. v. Sqor, Inc. - Appeals from the dismissal of a trademark infringement action. [2:15-cv-06600-R-JEM]
Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55119
16-55155
Platinum Logistics, Inc. v. Platinum Cargo Logistics, Inc. - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Lanham Act. [3:15-cv-00617-CAB-KSC]
Civil S. CA 15 min
16-60045Benjamin Hooshim v. Edward M. Wolkowitz - An appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision vacating the bankruptcy court's judgment in an adversary proceeding seeking avoidance of liens and recovery of real property. [15-1273] Bankruptcy C. CA Subm.


2017-10-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: GRABER, MURGUIA, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-71502Mitzi Victory v. USRRB - Mitzi Victory petitions for review of a decision of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board affirming the hearing officer's decision that Victory's child disability annuity beginning date was March 1, 2007. [13-AP-0013] Agency 10 min
14-72614Ingrid Theodoreis v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Indonesia 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.
16-56858USA v. Aaron Pruett - Appeal from denial of 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging career offender designation and sentence under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). [3:16-cv-01561-CAB] Habeas S. CA 10 min
16-55088Gary Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp. - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Securities Exchange Act. [8:15-cv-00554-CJC-JCG] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55203Myoungchul Shin v. Uni-Caps, LLC - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Fair Labor Standards Act. [8:14-cv-01387-JFW-PJW] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55220
16-55234
The Chuck Olsen Co. v. F.P.D., Inc. - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's denial of attorneys' fees and award of prejudgment interest in an action under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. [2:13-cv-05062-DMG-E]
Civil C. CA Subm.


2017-10-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: MOTZ (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), M. SMITH, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-71834Ana Cardella v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying adjustment of status. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-55015Stephen Yagman v. Nationstar Mortgage - An appeal from the dismissal of a RICO case concerning a mortgage. [2:15-cv-05512-FMO-JC] Civil C. CA Subm.
16-55595Joseph Wheeler v. MicroBilt Corp. - An appeal from the dismissal of an action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act. [2:15-cv-03438-R-E] Civil C. CA Subm.
17-15297USA v. Larry Rady - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:16-cv-01294-FJM] Habeas AZ 10 min
17-15869USA v. Rick Jones - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging his sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:16-cv-01326-SRB] Habeas AZ 5 min
16-55609DJ St. Jon v. Timothy Tatro - DJ St. Jon appeals from the dismissal of her complaint alleging that defendants violated plaintiff's due process rights by conspiring to reach an attorneys' fee settlement in connection with state court mobile park litigation in San Diego. [3:15-cv-02552-GPC-JLB] Civil S. CA 15 min
16-55657Crisp Enterprises Inc. v. Golden Eagle Insurance Corp. - Crisp Enterprises Inc. dba C2 Reprographics appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Golden Eagle Insurance Company in C2's diversity insurance coverage action, arising when Golden Eagle did not defend C2 in an underlying action. [8:15-cv-02011-JVS-KES] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-10-05  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: RAWLINSON, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-73819Alba Aguilar Guzman v. Jefferson Sessions - 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 Subm.
16-50322USA v. L'Tanya Smith - Appeal from sentence for health care fraud. [2:13-cr-00719-PSG-5] Criminal C. CA 10 min
16-50342USA v. Scott Sperling - Appeal from judgment revoking supervised release and the sentence imposed upon revocation. [2:06-cr-00911-ODW-1] Criminal C. CA 10 min
15-56730FTC v. Thomas Villwock - Thomas Villwock and others appeal the district court's orders concerning post-judgment contempt proceedings. [3:06-cv-01952-JLS-JMA] Civil S. CA Subm.
15-56943
16-55204
Dylan Stewart v. San Luis Ambulance, Inc. - Appeals from the district court's summary judgment and award of attorneys' fees in a labor law case. [2:13-cv-09458-BRO-SS]
Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56951Roberto Aviles v. Quik Pick Express, LLC - Quik Pick Express, LLC appeals the district court's denial of its motion to stay and compel arbitration in a putative class action brought by Roberto Aviles on behalf of truck drivers who signed subhaul agreements with Quik Pick. [2:15-cv-05214-MWF-AGR] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-10-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 1, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: M. SMITH, MURGUIA, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-74086
14-71071
Pablo-Edwin Pirir-Chitay v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, and reopening based on changed conditions.
Immigration BIA Subm.
14-70100Xiaoye Huang 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 Subm.
14-73430Kadea Solitoki v. Jefferson Sessions - A citizen of Togo petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying cancellation of removal under the Violence Against Women Act. Immigration BIA Subm.
16-55272USA v. Letantia Bussell - Taxpayer appeal of district court's summary judgment in an action to reduce penalty assessment, for failure to report interest in foreign bank account, to judgment. [2:15-cv-02034-SJO-VBK] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56880
16-55089
16-55626
Pharrell Williams v. Frankie Gaye - Appeals from the district court's judgment after a jury trial, holding that the song "Blurred Lines" infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up." [2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR]

Civil C. CA 20 min


2017-10-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: KLEINFELD, GRABER, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-72761Jorge Ramirez 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.
14-71257Pargev Chamichyan v. Jefferson Sessions - 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.
14-72708Caiqin Li v. Jefferson Sessions - 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.
15-50538USA v. Julio Diaz - A former physician appeals his conviction and sentence for distribution of controlled prescription drugs. [8:12-cr-00011-CJC-1] Criminal C. CA 15 min
16-55231Marilyn Sperling v. DSWC, Inc. - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of plaintiffs' diversity putative class action against DSWC, Inc., alleging DSWC engaged in deceptive advertising practices when selling shoes. [5:15-cv-01366-JGB-SP] Civil C. CA 15 min
16-55252Judy Bamberger v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. - Judy Bamberger appeals the district court's judgment, following a bench trial, in favor of National Union Fire Insurance Company in Bamberger's diversity insurance coverage action. [2:14-cv-06041-MWF-MAN] Civil C. CA 15 min


2017-10-06  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: RAWLINSON, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges, and KORMAN (New York Eastern), District Judge
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-55808Joseph Rice v. W. Montgomery - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for murder. [5:14-cv-02145-AB-RNB] Habeas C. CA 10 min
15-56768Jimmy Moody v. Eric Arnold - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for murder, attempt and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. [2:08-cv-04530-ODW-AJW] Habeas C. CA 10 min
16-55195Kenneth Shockman v. Tim Perez - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for transportation of methamphetamine, possession for sale of methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine. [3:14-cv-01946-H-JMA] Habeas S. CA 10 min
16-56480Rex Natan v. CitiMortgage Inc. - Rex and Seda Natan appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of CitiMortgage Inc. in the Natans' diversity action alleging various claims relating to CitiMortgage's handling of the Natans' request for a mortgage loan modification. [2:14-cv-05779-DSF-PLA] Civil C. CA 15 min
15-56905
16-55245
Folex Golf Industries, Inc. v. O-TA Precision Industries Co. - Folex Golf Industries, Inc. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of O-TA Precision Industries Co., Ltd. in Folex's diversity action alleging claims arising out of three commission agreements, and O-TA also appeals. [2:09-cv-02248-R-CW]
Civil C. CA 20 min


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