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


Last Updated: Jul 20 2017 1:30PM
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Thursday, Jul 20 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Jul 21 2017
09:00AM
4:14-cv-05080-CW - Song Fi, Inc v. Google, Inc, et al
Discovery Hearing
Monday, Jul 24 2017
09:00AM
3:16-cv-06734-LB - Yeager v. Hilton Hotel, Inc. et al
P: Dan Feder D: Tyler Brown
Telephonic Scheduling Conference to set Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04393-WHO - San Francisco Herring Association et al v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Jul 25 2017
09:00AM
3:16-cv-04830-LB - Hollywood Classic, LLC v. American Tartaric Products, Inc.
P: Eric Schindler D: Gordon Calhoun
Telephonic Scheduling Conferenc re: Settlement Conference
09:30AM
4:16-cv-07056-PJH - Alviso et al v. City of San Rafael
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jul 26 2017
04:00PM
4:14-cv-02071-YGR - United States of America v. Benson
P: Julie Reagin, Mitchell Albert D: David Shaprio, Jeff Setness
Telephonic Settlement Conference re: Status of Settlement
4:15-cv-05091-YGR - Saakvitne v. Benson
P: Mitchell Albert
Telephonic Further Settlement Conference re: Status of Settlement
Thursday, Jul 27 2017
09:00AM
3:16-cv-01386-EMC - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bivona et al
P: John Yun D: Jahan Raissi
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jul 28 2017
09:30AM
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00428-JCS - USA v. Rhiannon Lawler
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:16-cr-00319-JCS - USA v. Michael Pinto
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:17-cr-00230-WHA-1 - USA v. Reginald Lee Brown
AUSA: Shailika Kotiya / DEF: Galia Amram/PTS: Josh Libby
Bond Hearing re: Need for Pretrial Supervision
02:00PM
3:11-cv-01113-JCS - United States Of America v. Cosio
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-03487-JCS - Brosnan v. National Loan Center et al
P: John Brosnan 510-350-6542
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05432-JCS - VeriFone Systems, Inc. -v- Gilardi & Co. LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00518-JCS - Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America v. K.O.O. Construction, Inc., et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-01775-JCS - Hernandez v. Lucky Fortune, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-04429-JCS - Schulte v. Aramark Services, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-05486-JCS - Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. v. Pivotal Payments, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00649-JCS - E & E Co., Ltd. v. Chic Home Design LLC
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:17-cv-02198-JCS - Hintz v. Bay Sotheby's Property Management LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:17-cv-02259-JCS - Crump v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jul 31 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
01:30PM
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Reentry Court - Courtroom C
Tuesday, Aug 1 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Aug 2 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Aug 3 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Aug 4 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Aug 7 2017
09:00AM
3:17-cr-00244-WHO-21 - USA v. Anthony Michael Balenzuela (Custody)
AUSA: Sheila Armbrust / DEF: Gilbert Eisenberg/PTS: Katrina Chu
Bond Hearing & Status re: Eligibility for Residential Treatment
09:30AM
3:16-cv-02832-TEH - Smith v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Aug 8 2017
09:30AM
4:17-cv-00291-HSG - Vietnam Reform Party v. Viet Tan - Vietnam Reform Party et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Aug 9 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-01030-WHA - Evans et al v. Arizona Cardinals Football Club, LLC et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Aug 10 2017
09:30AM
3:15-cv-05681-LB - Trubnikova et al v. Genkin et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Aug 11 2017
09:30AM
3:08-cv-02261-CRB - Fallay v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Motion for Misc Relief
3:15-cv-04931-JCS - 700 Valencia Street LLC v. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
3:16-cv-02816-JCS - Osuegbu v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., et al
Discovery Hearing Joint Letter Brief 67
3:16-cv-02940-JCS - Kaplan v. Seterus, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
4:16-cv-06642-JSW - State Farm Life Insurance Company v. de la Uz et al
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:10-cr-00284-JCS - USA v. Nivan Bhuta
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00614-JCS - USA v. Bradley Corkins
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:16-cr-00318-JCS-1 - USA v. Matthew Brandes Brinkerhoff
AUSA: Meredith Osborn / DEF: Douglas Horngrad/PO: Emily Libby
Sentencing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Final Pretrial Conference
3:15-cv-02286-JCS - Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC v. 700 Valencia Street LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-04931-JCS - 700 Valencia Street LLC v. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03132-JCS - Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd. v. Muir Wood National Monument
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00761-JCS - Nonn v. Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-01745-JCS - Williams v. Seal PEO LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02181-JCS - Duran v. Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02504-JCS - Encarnacao v. Beryozkina
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02541-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund, and its Joint Board of Trustees et al v. San Francisco Housing Authority
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02632-JCS - Northern California Collection Service, Inc. v. Pypestream
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02676-JCS - Planet Drum Foundation v. Hart et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02766-JCS - Calidad Plumbing, Inc. v. Patriot Construction, Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Aug 14 2017
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Tuesday, Aug 15 2017
09:00AM
4:17-cv-00094-PJH - Margaret Ann Van Brunt v. UNUM Life Insurance Company of America
P: Charles Perkins D: Anna Martin
Telephonic Settlement Conference re: status of settlement
09:30AM
3:16-cv-06941-JD - Jones v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Aug 16 2017
09:30AM
3:17-cv-02478-JD - Shen et al v. Albany Unified School District et al
Settlement Conference
3:17-cv-02767-JD - Doe et al v. Albany Unified School District et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Aug 17 2017
09:30AM
3:17-cv-00906-JSC - Houlgate v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. Employee Benefit Plan
Settlement Conference
Friday, Aug 18 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-01165-JCS - Desert Survivors, et al v. US Department of the Interior, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-01193-JCS - Tammi Fuqua v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
Motion for Summary Judgment
Motion Hearing
3:17-cv-01744-JCS - Joseph Labuguen v. Walnut Creek Police Department, et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:17-cv-03872-JCS - Amer v. Wells Fargo Bank NA et al
Motion to Dismiss
10:30AM
3:16-cr-00273-JCS-1 - USA v. Andrew Lager
AUSA: Shiao Lee / DEF: Steve Kalar/PO: Jessica Goldsberry
Sentencing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:14-cv-03227-JCS - Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03011-JCS - Cao et al v. Pho Huynh Hiep I, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03487-JCS - Blackman-Baham v. Johnson
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-04615-JCS - Armbrester v. City of Berkeley
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-06235-JCS - Amelia Gilbert v. Andrew Ryan King et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00644-JCS - OrionClick LLC v. Kelvin Inocent et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02151-JCS - Perspective Inc. v. Perspective Lab, LLC
Case Management Conference
Monday, Aug 21 2017
08:30AM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Jury Selection
Jury Trial
Tuesday, Aug 22 2017
08:30AM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Jury Trial
Wednesday, Aug 23 2017
08:30AM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Jury Trial
Thursday, Aug 24 2017
08:30AM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Jury Trial
Friday, Aug 25 2017
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03929-JCS - DeMartini et al v. Johns et al
Motion to Amend/Correct
3:15-cv-05239-JCS - Nguyen v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Motion to Certify Class
3:16-cv-00523-JCS - in re Seagate Technology LLC Litigation
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
Motion to Strike
3:16-cv-02213-JCS - United States of America v. CVP SBIC, L.P.
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
3:17-cv-00230-JCS - Pennie v. Twitter, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:17-cv-02198-JCS - Hintz v. Bay Sotheby's Property Management LLC et al
Motion to Dismiss
3:17-cv-02676-JCS - Planet Drum Foundation v. Hart et al
Motion to Dismiss
3:17-cv-03545-JCS - Blackwell v. Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids, Michigan
Motion to Dismiss
02:00PM
3:11-cv-00293-JCS - Center for Biological Diversity et al v. Environmental Protection Agency et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-01904-JCS - Francisca Moralez v. La Casita Restaurant et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-02371-JCS - Harrison v. Colvin
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-02872-JCS - Gonzales v. United States of America
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-04306-JCS - Hines III v. Colvin
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00864-JCS - Koolish et al v. AirServ Corporation.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02916-JCS - Eckstein v. Credit Control Services, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02949-JCS - Fordan et al v. San Francisco State University et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Aug 28 2017
08:30AM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Jury Trial
3:16-cr-00287-JCS-1 - USA v. Pulot Usmonov (Russian)
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Robert Amparan
Bench Trial
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Tuesday, Aug 29 2017
08:30AM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Jury Trial
3:16-cr-00287-JCS-1 - USA v. Pulot Usmonov (Russian)
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Robert Amparan
Bench 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 
 AUGUST 2016 AND THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-9, 2016** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.


CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:  September 20-29, 2017. November 1-17, 2017. December 18-22, 2017.

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:

EFFECTIVE July 19, 2016 All Telephonic Appearances shall be arranged through CourtCall. Please contact CourtCall at 866-582-6878 no later than two days prior to the hearing date.

Counsel must e-file a letter one (1) week prior to the hearing date.

NO CELL PHONES OR SPEAKER PHONES ARE ALLOWED.  ALL TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES MUST BE ON A LAND LINE! 

If you are unable to use CourtCall, please contact the clerk for alternate arrangements.

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:

July 6, 2017 through July 7, 2017

July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017

July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017

September 8, 2017 beginning at 1:30 PM

September 13, 2017 through September 15, 2017

October 18, 2017 through October 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 through November 24, 2017

December 25, 2017 through  December 29, 2017

January 1, 2018 through January 2, 2018

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:

Labor Day - September 4, 2017

Columbus Day - October 9, 2017

Veteran's Day - November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving - November 23, 2017

Christmas Day - December 25, 2017

New Year's Day - January 1, 2018

MLK Day - January 15, 2018

President's Day February 19, 2018

Memorial Day - May 28, 2018

Independence Day - July 4, 2018

Labor Day - September 3, 2018

Columbus Day - October 8, 2018

Veteran's Day - November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving Day - November 22-23, 2018

Christmas Day - December 25, 2018