Feb 20 - US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Cases on the docket are:

Case No. 12-10630 - United States v. Toledo
Type of Case: Criminal
Notice of Appeal: 12/06/12
District of Origin: Hawai'i
Original Judge or Agency: Kobayashi

Alvar Toledo appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

Opening Brief .pdf
Answer .pdf
Reply .pdf

Cases No. 12-15267 - Tamayose v. Option One Mortgage
Type of Case: Federal
Notice of Appeal: 02/06/12
District of Origin: Hawai'i 
Original Judge or Agency: Seabright

Reid and Nadine Tamayose appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment in their action under the Truth in Lending Act against Option One Mortgage Corp.; H&R Block Bank; Residential Credit Solutions, Inc.; and Old Republic Title & Escrow of Hawaii Ltd. The Tamayoses sought damages and rescission of a mortgage loan following notice of foreclosure.

Opening Brief .pdf
Answer .pdf
Answer 2 .pdf
Answer 3 .pdf
Reply .pdf


Case 12-15268 - Seven Signatures Gen. P'ship v. Irongate Azrep BW LLC
Type of Case: Diversity
Notice of Appeal: 02/07/12
District of Origin: Hawai'i
Original Judge or Agency: Seabright

Seven Signatures General Partnership appeals the district court’s order denying its motion to compel arbitration, and granting Irongate Azrep BW LLC’s motion to dismiss in Seven Signatures’ diversity action, arising from Seven Signature’s effort to enforce the alternative dispute resolution provision in a Sales Contract for its purchaseof Unit 3509 in the Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk from Irongate. The district court concluded that the Sales Contract was in default and terminable at Irongate’s sole discretion.

Opening Brief .pdf
Answer .pdf
Reply .pdf

Case 12-72262 - Ragasa v. Holder
Type of Case: Imm Non-Asy
Notice of Appeal: 07/16/12
District of Origin: Hawai'i
Original Judge or Agency: BIA

Crisanto Carino Ragasa, native and citizen of the Philippines, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ dismissal of his appeal of an Immigration Judge’s decision finding him removable as charged and denying his application for cancellation of removal. The BIA found that Ragasa’s conviction for attempted promoting dangerous drugs, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes §§ 705-500(1)(b) and 712- 1241(1)(b)(ii), was a conviction related to a controlled substance. The BIA affirmed the IJ’s finding that he did not establish United States citizenship by adoption. The BIA also affirmed the IJ’s denial of cancellation in the exercise of discretion.

Opening Brief .pdf
Answer .pdf
Reply .pdf