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


Last Updated: Apr 27 2015 11:23PM
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Monday, Apr 27 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Apr 28 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01561-TEH - Bernstein v. Vocus, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 29 2015
09:30AM
4:14-cv-00386-DMR - De Gonzalez et al v. City of Richmond et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 30 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00258-MEJ - Dasovich v. Contra Costa County Sheriff Department et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 1 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
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)
3:15-cr-00129-JCS-1 - USA v. Julie Iris Diaz (Custody)
AUSA: Alexandra Summer / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/ PO: Monica Romero
Sentencing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00930-JCS - Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01132-JCS - Perez v. Banana Republic, LLC
P: Ed Aiwazian 818-265-1020
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03804-TEH - Renewed Efforts of Neighbors Against Landfill Expansion v. County of Sonoma et al
P: MLozeau; D: Colleen Doyle; Gene Tanaka
Settlement /Scheduling Conference (Telephonic)
3:14-cv-04179-JCS - Nicolosi Distributing, Inc. v. Boniface
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00339-JCS - Perfect Endings, LLC v. Miwe America LLC et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, May 5 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01122-JD - Formfactor, Inc. -v- Martek, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, May 6 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, May 7 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, May 8 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, May 11 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, May 12 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-05812-TEH - Allen v. Maersk Lines, Limited
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 15 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-03228-EMC - Newton v. American Debt Services, Inc et al
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-00692-JCS - Spooner v. Multi Hull Foiling AC45 Vessel "4 Oracle Team USA", et al
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00421-JCS - USA v. William Grogan
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00421-JCS - USA v. Isaac Hurwitz
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00421-JCS - USA v. Maxwell Newman
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-02088-JCS - D'Lil v. City of Petaluma
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-00200-JCS - Maa et al v. University of California San Francisco Medical Center et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-01938-JCS - Henderson v. Lincoln Square, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-01657-JCS - Yates v. Y.W. Co, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04576-JCS - Financial Indemnity Co. v. Nadeem et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04834-JCS - Caviglia et al v. Rowe International Corporation, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04881-JCS - Dutro v. Bluestem Brands, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04947-JCS - Rojas v. Espresso Roma Corporation, et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00532-JCS - Panacci v. A1 Solar Power, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00655-JCS - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. United States of America
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00658-JCS - Center For Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Interior et al
D: Brett Grosko 202 305 0342
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00671-JCS - Healthloop, Inc. v. My Health, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, May 18 2015
09:30AM
3:10-cv-05105-WHO - California River Watch v. Fluor Corporation
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, May 19 2015
09:30AM
4:13-cv-05181-JSW - Reyes v. Checksmart Financial, LLC et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, May 20 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-05612-SC - Williams v. City of San Francisco et al
Settlement Conference
3:14-cv-05613-SC - Orlando Rodriguez v. City of San Francisco et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 22 2015
10:30AM
3:14-cr-00644-EMC-1 - USA v. Jack Parke Daily
AUSA: Sarah Hawkins / DEF: Gabriela Bischof/PTS: KJ Gibson
Bond Hearing
02:00PM
3:13-cv-03443-JCS - California Council of the Blind et al v. County of Alameda et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00199-JCS - Ellis v. City of Pittsburg et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, May 26 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Wednesday, May 27 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03943-CRB - Bauldry v. County of Contra Costa, et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 28 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03816-CRB - Craigslist, Inc v. 3Taps, Inc et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 29 2015
09:00AM
3:09-cv-04406-CRB - Northwest Administrators, Inc. v. El Camino Paving, Inc.
Judgment Debtor Exam of Marie Alva on behalf of El Camino Paving
09:30AM
3:12-cv-02186-JCS - Pilling v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District et al
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:14-cv-04555-JCS - Aranda et al v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01731-JCS - Jones v. Bank of America, N.A.
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:13-cv-03027-JCS - Doe I et al v. Butler Amusements, Inc.
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-04431-JCS - California River Watch v. Carinalli, Jr. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04707-JCS - Ayers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04948-JCS - California River Watch v. Balletto et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05043-JCS - Abraham Valentino v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05163-JCS - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. v. Whale Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00150-JCS - California River Watch v. Pinot Hill, LLC
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00888-JCS - Stubbs v. Covenant Security Services, LTD. et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00914-JCS - M&T Bank v. Whiterock
Case Management Conference
Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
09:00AM
3:11-cv-04494-WHO - LifeScan Scotland, Ltd. v. Shasta Technologies, LLC et al
P: Eugene Gelernter & Greg Diskant 212-336-2710 D: William Rudy
Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
5:12-cv-04344-PSG - Rai v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jun 4 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
JCS in Tucson, AZ for meeting
Friday, Jun 5 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
JCS in Tucson, AZ for meeting
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00251-JCS-1 - USA v. Robert Louis Ruenzel
AUSA: Marc Wolf / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/PO: Dan Zurita
Status Conference (No Reptr) re: Treatment Program
3:15-cv-00532-JCS - Panacci v. A1 Solar Power, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:12-cv-06543-JCS - Reiydelle v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Final Pretrial Conference
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02640-JCS - Laidlaw v. City & County of San Francisco
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04706-JCS - Pimental v. City of Hayward
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:14-cv-04917-JCS - Glu Mobile Inc. v. Hothead Games Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00981-JCS - Calix, Inc. v. Alfa Consult, S.A.
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00998-JCS - Yulupa Co-Housing Owners Association -v- Virginia Surety Company, Inc., et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01116-JCS - Hrothgar Investments, Limited v. Houser
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01121-JCS - Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et al v. IK Communications Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01072-JCS - Brown v. Gate Gourmet et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jun 8 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
 
 
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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 MONTH  OF  AUGUST 2015, MARCH 2016 AND AUGUST 2016** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:  August 2015, March 2016 and August 2016

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:

May 6, 2015 through May 8, 2015

June 4, 2015 through June 5, 2015

June 29, 2015 through July 3, 2015

July 13, 2015 through  July 17, 2015

September 14, 2015

September 16, 2015 through September 18, 2015

September 23, 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:

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