United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco

September 9-13, 2019
September 23,24, 2019
September 26, 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.


2019-09-09  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-17103David Abara v. Jack Palmer - A Nevada state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for obtaining and/or using the personal identification of another and burglary. [3:10-cv-00688-HDM-VPC] Habeas NV Subm.
17-17443Angel Carbajal v. Robert Neuschmid - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for making a criminal threat. [2:15-cv-01127-JKS] Habeas E. CA 10 min
18-15973Steven Chaney v. Barbara Von Blanckensee - A federal prisoner appeals the denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act. [4:16-cv-00647-RCC] Habeas AZ 10 min
18-10026USA v. Karen Gagarin - Appeal from conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. [3:14-cr-00627-SI-4] Criminal N. CA 15 min
18-10077 USA v. Johnny Moore - Appeals arising from convictions for interstate travel in aid of unlawful activity. [2:15-cr-00226-GMN-PAL-1] Criminal NV 15 min
18-10134 USA v. Jazzmin Dailey      
18-17011Timothy McKibben v. William Knuth - An appeal from the denial of qualified immunity to a police officer in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that the officer used excessive force. [3:17-cv-08009-JWS] Civil AZ 15 min


2019-09-10  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-15298Carly Kogler v. State Farm General Insurance - Carly Kogler appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of State Farm General Insurance Company in Kogler's diversity insurance coverage action. [3:16-cv-00534-JD] Civil N. CA 15 min
18-15408Superior Consulting Services v. Jennifer Steeves-Kiss - Plaintiff Consulting Services, Inc. appeals the district court’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of its diversity action against Jennifer Steeves-Kiss, alleging violations of trade secrets and other claims. [3:17-cv-06059-EMC] Civil N. CA 15 min
17-16916
17-17511
Sazerac Company, Inc. v. Fetzer Vineyards, Inc. - Appeals from the district court's judgment after trial and award of attorneys' fees in an action under the Lanham Act. [3:15-cv-04618-WHO]
Civil N. CA 20 min
18-15623Friends of the River v. NMFS - Plaintiff Friends of the River appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of defendant federal agencies and officials and intervenor Yuba County Water Agency in an action alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act concerning three species of threatened fish. [2:16-cv-00818-JAM-EFB] Civil E. CA 20 min


2019-09-11  9:00 am  Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-70512Edgar Cabrera Avalos v. William Barr - A native of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' determination that his appeal, after remand, was an untimely motion for reconsideration. Immigration BIA 10 min
18-10229USA v. Mathew Hovious - Appeal from sentence for bank robbery. [3:17-cr-00098-LRH-VPC-1] Criminal NV 10 min
18-16372David Martinez, III v. Charles Ryan - An Arizona state prisoner appeals the district court's judgment dismissing as untimely his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument and armed robbery. [4:15-cv-00566-BPV] Habeas AZ 10 min
17-71518Victor Rocha-Flores 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 denial of cancellation of removal. Immigration BIA 15 min
17-73294Gabriel Espinoza-Orejel v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico and U.S. lawful permanent resident petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of petitioner's appeal of an Immigration Judge's finding of removability and denial of asylum and related relief. Immigration BIA 15 min
18-10176USA v. Jack Hessiani - Appeal from conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:16-cr-00320-LRH-VCF-1] Criminal NV 15 min


2019-09-12  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-74141Eloy Meza Garcia v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico and U.S. lawful permanent resident petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal of an immigration judge's denial of his motion to suppress evidence and terminate proceedings. Immigration BIA 10 min
14-70445Giovani Najera Moreno v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico and U.S. lawful permanent resident petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal of an immigration judge's denial of his motion to suppress evidence and terminate proceedings. Immigration BIA 10 min
14-70701Ismael Cazares Cobian v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico and U.S. lawful permanent resident petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal of an immigration judge's denial of his motion to suppress evidence and terminate proceedings. Immigration BIA 10 min
15-73115Antonio Guerrero-Lopez v. William Barr - A citizen of Mexico and U.S. lawful permanent resident petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal of an immigration judge's denial of his motion to  terminate proceedings. Immigration BIA 10 min
17-16913
17-17080
John Kielty v. NationStar Mortgage, LLC - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's summary judgment on claims arising from Nevada foreclosure proceedings. [2:15-cv-00230-RCJ-GWF]
Civil NV Subm.
17-16860Kenneth Burnam v. Dennis Smith - An appeal from the district court's judgment in favor of prison officials in an action by a federal prisoner alleging Eighth Amendment violations.  [2:13-cv-01804-ROS] Pr Non-HC AZ 20 min


2019-09-13  9:30 am  Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-16399US Bank v. Thunder Properties, Inc. - U.S. Bank, N.A. appeals the district court's dismissal of its diversity action against Thunder Properties, Inc., alleging claims arising from a nonjudicial foreclosure by a homeowners association on a property in Cold Springs, Nevada.
  [3:16-cv-00501-RCJ-WGC]
Civil NV 10 min
17-16575The Bank of New York Mellon v. Thunder Properties, Inc. - Thunder Properties, Inc. appeals the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the Bank of New York in the Bank’s diversity action. [3:16-cv-00208-RCJ-VPC] Civil NV 10 min
18-15603Jhoti Crawford v. Andrew Saul - Claimant appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of claimant's application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act.  [2:16-cv-02919-KJN] Social Security E. CA 10 min
17-17334Joanne Blight v. City of Manteca - An appeal from a summary judgment in favor of defendants in an action alleging Fourth Amendment violations arising from the execution of a search warrant on plaintiff's home.  [2:15-cv-02513-WBS-AC] Civil E. CA 15 min
17-17504Peyman Pakdel v. City and Cty. of S.F. - Appeal from the dismissal of a complaint brought by property owners pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 challenging San Francisco's Expedited Conversion Program. [3:17-cv-03638-RS] Civil N. CA 15 min
18-15179G.P.P., Inc. v. Guardian Protection Products - Diversity action alleging claims arising from nine Warehousing Distributor Agreements. [1:15-cv-00321-SKO] Civil E. CA 15 min


2019-09-23    Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor Rm 338, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco - En Banc - Actual date and time to be determined
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
17-15874Anthony Smith v. Ron Davis - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition as untimely. [2:15-cv-01785-JAM-AC] Habeas E. CA 30 min
16-56057
16-56287
Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin - Appeals from the district court's judgment after a jury trial on a copyright infringement claim regarding the song "Stairway to Heaven." [2:15-cv-03462-RGK-AGR]
Civil C. CA 30 min
19-15974
19-15979
19-35386
19-35394
State of California v. Alex Azar, II - Appeal by the U.S. Dep't of HHS from three preliminary injunction orders issued by district courts in three states which enjoined from going into effect the 2019 revised regulations to Title X of the Public Health Service Act, pertaining to pre-pregnancy family planning services. [3:19-cv-01184-EMC]


Civil N. CA 30 min


2019-09-23  3:30 pm  Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor Rm 338, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
19-15101Michael Bennett v. Bank Melli - Bank Melli appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of judgment creditors who sought relief under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. [3:11-cv-05807-CRB] Civil N. CA 15 min


2019-09-24  8:30 am  Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor Rm 338, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-16358
18-16365
18-16368
18-16424
Victor Parsons v. Charles Ryan - Multiple appeals from district court orders in a prison class action pertaining to healthcare and the conditions of confinement within the Arizona Department of Corrections. [2:12-cv-00601-ROS]


Pr Non-HC AZ 20 min


2019-09-26  10:00 am  Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-15344K. C. v. Jason Ayala - An appeal from a summary judgment and judgment following a jury verdict, in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law alleging that officials at Kern County and the County were liable for the suicide death of Luis Campos. [1:14-cv-01099-DAD-JLT] Civil E. CA 15 min


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