Calendar for: Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero
Courtroom G, 15th Floor
Courtroom Deputy: Karen L. Hom


Last Updated: Jan 28 2015 7:18AM
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Wednesday, Jan 28 2015
09:00AM
3:11-cv-04950-MMC - Stevenson et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
P: Murlene Randall D: Jon Rolnick & Jenica Maldonado
Discovery Conference
09:30AM
3:12-cr-00194-CRB-2 - USA v. Lance Ballesteros Foley (Custody)
AUSA: Kevin Barry / DEF: Jennifer Schwartz /PO: Barry Fisher
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:15-cr-00041-CRB-5 - USA v. Dana Lewis (Custody)
AUSA: Michael Maffei / DEF: Julia Jayne
Detention Hearing
1:15-mj-70044-NJV-2 - USA v. David Yanez Gastelum (Custody)
AUSA: Frank Riebli / DEF: Christina Allbright
Detention Hearing, Atty Appt Hearing
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
Thursday, Jan 29 2015
09:00AM
4:14-cv-00386-DMR - De Gonzalez et al v. City of Richmond et al
P: Panos Lagos 510-530-4078 ext 101 D: David Newdorf 415-357-1234
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
3:14-mj-71518-MAG - USA v. Andreas Guenther
Arraignment
3:15-cr-00010-SI - USA v. Josiah Larkin
Status Conference (No Reptr)
11:00AM
3:11-cv-04494-WHO - LifeScan Scotland, Ltd. v. Shasta Technologies, LLC et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jan 30 2015
09:00AM
3:14-cv-04393-WHO - San Francisco Herring Association et al v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company et al
P: Stuart Gross D: Scott Mroz
Settlement Conference
09:30AM
4:14-cr-00493-JST-1 - USA v. Michael Q. Mai
AUSA: Hallie Hoffman / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc
Arraignment on Superseding INformation
3:14-mj-71314-MAG-1 - USA v. SEALED
*SEALED* AUSA: Kimberly Hopkins / DEF: Charles Woodson
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-mj-70006-JSC-1 - USA v. Julie Iris Diaz (Custody)
AUSA: Alexandra Summer / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc
Preliminary Examination
02:00PM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Discovery Letter Brief Re: ESI
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00930-JCS - Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03994-JCS - Steven Rabinowitz v. Atherstone Foods, Inc et al
D: Don Bordelove 213-443-9064
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04431-JCS - California River Watch v. Carinalli, Jr. et al
P: Jack Silver 707 829 0934 D: Craig Carnes 916 889 8584
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04834-JCS - Caviglia et al v. Rowe International Corporation, et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Feb 2 2015
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Feb 3 2015
09:30AM
3:06-cr-00457-VRW - USA v. Ernesto Pecson
Status Conference (No Reptr)
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
11:00AM
3:14-cv-02868-JD - Altera Corporation v. PACT XPP Technologies, AG
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Feb 4 2015
11:00AM
3:14-cv-00846-LB - Smith v. Equinox Holdings, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Feb 5 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cr-00449-WHO - USA v. Nicholas Liegl
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
Friday, Feb 6 2015
10:30AM
3:14-cr-00016-MMC - USA v. Marlin Moore
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:09-cv-02079-JCS - Hunter et al v. Citibank, N.A. et al
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00022-JCS - Butcher v. ADT LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01331-JCS - Mardjuki et al v. OCWEN Loan Servicing, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03809-JCS - Felix et al v. Anderson
P: Richard Sax 707-525-1824
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Service by Publication
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04917-JCS - Glu Mobile Inc. v. Hothead Games Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04947-JCS - Rojas v. Espresso Roma Corporation, et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Feb 9 2015
09:30AM
1:14-mj-70841-NJV - USA v. Christopher Andrews
Status Conference (No Reptr)
11:00AM
3:13-cv-04922-JD - Broffman, M.D. v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Feb 10 2015
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00427-JCS - USA v. Kari Smith
Status Conference (No Reptr)
Wednesday, Feb 11 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cr-00031-CRB - USA v. Ferdinand Skribeleit
Initial Appearance
11:00AM
4:14-cv-2529-KAW - Monrad v. Krueger Bros
Settlement Conference
4:14-cv-02529-KAW - Monrad v. Krueger et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Feb 12 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cr-00074-MEJ - USA v. Mattheau Faithauer
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
1:15-mj-70044-NJV - USA v. Erick Rodriguez-Vega
Arraignment
Preliminary Examination
11:00AM
4:13-cv-05889-YGR - Netlist, Inc v. Smart Modular Technologies, Inc
Settlement Conference
4:13-cv-05962-YGR - Netlist, Inc v. Diablo Technologies, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Friday, Feb 13 2015
02:00PM
4:12-cv-06046-YGR - The Board of Trustees v. Leo M. Cook Inc et al
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
3:13-cv-01186-JCS - eAdGear, Inc. et al v. Williams et al
Case Management Conference
3:13-cv-02123-JCS - Benado v. Nielsen Company (US), LLC, The et al
Motion Hearing
Renewed Motion to Certify Class
3:13-cv-05364-JCS - Collishaw Holdings, LLC et al v. Winnebago Industries, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Motion for Leave to File
Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction
Motion to Transfer Case
3:14-cv-01132-JCS - Perez v. Banana Republic, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02482-JCS - Chanel, Inc. v. Pang
Case Mgmt Conference Further
4:14-cv-02979-PJH - The Board of Trustees, in their capacities as Trustees of the Laborers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for Nothern California et al v. Pacific Coast Markings, Inc.
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
3:14-cv-04881-JCS - Dutro v. Bluestem Brands, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04948-JCS - California River Watch v. Balletto et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04961-JCS - Red River Resources, Inc. v. Collazo
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05043-JCS - Abraham Valentino v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:14-cv-05055-JCS - Barnhouse v. Unknown S.F.P.D. Detective
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Feb 17 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Wednesday, Feb 18 2015
11:00AM
3:12-cv-03490-JST - Tric Tools, Inc. v. TT Technologies, Inc et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Feb 20 2015
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:14-cv-05187-JCS - Nguyen v. Northwest Trustee Services Inc., et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-05673-JCS - Cynthia Silva v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03027-JCS - Doe I et al v. Butler Amusements, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02027-JCS - Phillips 66 Company -v- Jung
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03000-JCS - Medlock v. Fred Finch Children's Home
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03743-JCS - Heavenly Hana LLC et al v. Hotel Union & Hotel Industry of Hawaii Pension Plan et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03801-JCS - United States of America v. Approximately $45,860 in U.S. Currency
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04494-JCS - Marotz v. City and County of San Francisco, et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04691-JCS - Wes-Co Industries et al v. Sheet Metal Workers Pension Trust of Northern California et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05163-JCS - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. v. Whale Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05187-JCS - Nguyen v. Northwest Trustee Services Inc., et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Feb 24 2015
09:00AM
3:13-cv-05425-TEH - McCullough et al v. Contra Costa County et al
P: Ben Nisenbaum 510-594-1274 D: Janice Amenta 925 335 1886
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
02:00PM
4179139 - USA v. Joshua Lane
AUSA: Marc Wolf Dft: Joshua Lane - pro se
Petty Offense Trial
4179140 - USA v. Joshua Lane
AUSA Marc Wolf / Dft: Joshua Lane, pro se
Petty Offense Trial
Thursday, Feb 26 2015
09:30AM
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Ronnie Adams
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Tammy Adams
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Red Hawk
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Candy Miller
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Moses Hawk
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Toby George
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Alex Miller
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Danielle Miller
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Angelo Miller
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Frankie Miller
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Alex Sosensky
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Bao Ngo
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Ralph Kenny
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71530-MAG - USA v. Steven Evans
Preliminary Examination
3:13-mj-71441-MAG - USA v. Danny George
Preliminary Examination
11:00AM
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ - G.F. et al v. Contra Costa County et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Feb 27 2015
09:00AM
3:15-cv-00122-JCS - Sockwell v. Bank of America, N.A., et al
Motion Hearing
09:30AM
3:06-cv-05349-JCS - PAI Corporation v. Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00614-JCS-1 - USA v. Bradley Corkins
AUSA: Marc Wolf / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/ PO Nicole Brown
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-04965-JCS - McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-04985-JCS - Alejandre v. City of Napa et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00708-JCS - Leghorn et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00992-JCS - Van v. City of Oakland et al
Motion for Summary Judgment
Motion Hearing
Motion to Amend/Correct
3:13-cv-01806-JCS - Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Baby Be Mine, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Final Pretrial Conference
3:14-cv-01594-JCS - Courtade v. Pappalardo
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03281-JCS - Board of Trustees, et al v. Garcia et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-03542-JCS - Lloyd v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04235-JCS - Orea v. Arbitron, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05673-JCS - Cynthia Silva v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al
Motion Hearing
Monday, Mar 2 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03079-JST - Hernandez v. City of Richmond et al
Settlement Conference
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Mar 3 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03798-EMC - Gressett v. Contra Costa County et al
Settlement Conference
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Wednesday, Mar 4 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Mar 5 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Mar 6 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
09:30AM
3:13-cv-02544-JCS - Thomas v. Bostwick
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-05364-JCS - Collishaw Holdings, LLC et al v. Winnebago Industries, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00148-JCS - Biogenex Laboratories et al v. Krishnan
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:12-cv-00200-JCS - Maa et al v. University of California San Francisco Medical Center et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03649-JCS - Ruffin vs NRC Environmental Services
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04859-JCS - HomeAway Inc. et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05273-JCS - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vinay Kumar Nevatia
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05312-JCS - San Francisco Baykeeper v. Marin Sanitary Service
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05329-JCS - Devicor Medical Products Inc. v. Focal Therapeutics Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05349-JCS - Miranda et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Mar 9 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Selection
Jury Trial
Tuesday, Mar 10 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Trial
Wednesday, Mar 11 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Trial
 
 
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CIVIL LAW AND MOTION: Friday, 9:30 AM** (See below for exceptions)
Motion hearing dates DO NOT need to be reserved. Please follow the Court's Local Rule on Motion practice.
Judge Spero DOES NOT issue TENTATIVE RULINGS.

CRIMINAL LAW AND MOTION: Friday, 10:30 AM

**DURING THE CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS  OF FEBRUARY AND AUGUST 2015** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS: February and August 2015.

2/10/14: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY CASE MANAGEMENT AND PRETRIAL CONFERENCES WILL NOW BE HELD AT 2:00 PM.

CASE MANAGEMENT AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCES: Friday, 2:00 PM.
NOTE: Case Management Conferences will no longer be recorded unless requested by counsel or appearing pro se.

PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING  TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES:

NO CELL PHONES OR SPEAKER PHONES ARE ALLOWED.  ALL TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES MUST BE ON A LAND LINE! 
WE DO NOT USE COURT CALL FOR TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES.

Counsel must e-file a letter one (1) week prior to the hearing date with a direct land line contact phone number.  If two (2) or more parties in one (1) case are requesting a telephonic appearance, the Court will require that a conference call number be arranged and the information circulated to all parties and the Court two (2) days prior to the scheduled hearing. 

On the day of the hearing counsel must be on phone standby beginning at the appointed time and await the Court's phone call.  The Court will initiate the phone contact.  Telephonic appearance cases are called last. 

 
TRIAL SCHEDULE: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM with one (1) fifteen (15) minute break and a forty-five (45) minute lunch hour.

SCHEDULING OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES:
Please contact Karen Hom at (415) 522-2035

NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY:
Please take notice that the HONORABLE JOSEPH C. SPERO will not be available:

January 9, 2015

March 13, 2015

March 27, 2015

April 13, 2015 through April 23, 2015

July 13, 2015 through  July 17, 2015

September 14, 2015

September 16, 2015 through September 18, 2015

September 22, 2015

November 23, 2015 through November 27, 2015

December 21, 2015 through January 1, 2016

All counsel are hereby given notice that Court will not be in session during this period, and that such absence constitutes as Certificate of Unavailability pursuant to Civil L.R. 1-5(p). If urgency requires, counsel in any case assigned to Judge Spero, may request a hearing before the General Duty Judge as provided in Civil L.R. 7-1(c).

LAW CLERKS:
Melissa Dawson (415) 522-3692
Sam Wheeler (415) 522-3691

COURT HOLIDAYS:
Christmas Day - December 25, 2014 and December 26,2014

MLK Day - January 19, 2015
President's Day - February 16, 2015
Memorial Day - May 25, 2015
Independence Day - July 3, 2015
Labor Day - September 7, 2015
Columbus Day - October 12, 2015
Veteran's Day - November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day - November 26 and 27, 2015
Christmas Day - December 25, 2015