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


Last Updated: May 27 2017 11:25AM
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Tuesday, May 30 2017
09:30AM
3:13-cr-00095-MMC-1 - USA v. Ryan Robert Evans (Custody)
AUSA: Kyle Waldinger / DEF: Colin Cooper
Arraignment on Amended Form12
3:15-cr-00478-RS-4 - USA v. Nicholas Celli
AUSA: Frank Riebli / DEF: Darlene Comstedt
Arraignment on Information
3:17-cr-00284-VC-1 - USA v. John Valle (Custody)
AUSA: Jerome Mayer-Cantu/ DFT: Frank Leidman
Detention Hearing
11:00AM
3:14-cv-03934-TEH - Allen, et al v. County of Lake, et al
Settlement Conference
04:00PM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
Wednesday, May 31 2017
09:00AM
3:16-cv-01386-EMC - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bivona et al
Telephonic Further Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:08-cr-00889-WHA-1 - USA v. Owen Dunn
AUSA: William Frentzen / DEF: Anthony Brass/PO: Mark Unalp
Arraignment on Amended Form12
3:10-cr-00109-MHP-1 - USA v. Darrell Buckins (Custody)
AUSA: Kathryn Haun / DEF: Julia Jayne/PO: Octavio Magana
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:17-cr-00042-MMC-2 - USA v. Francisco Heredia (Custody)
AUSA: Kevin Barry / DEF: Edward Swanson
Detention Hearing
3:17-cr-00186-CRB-4 - USA v. James Alan Rose (Custody)
AUSA: Michael Maffei / DEF: James Thomson
Detention Hearing
3:17-cr-00244-WHO - USA v. Carolina Soto
Bond Hearing
02:00PM
3:15-cv-05099-TEH - Cook v. County of Contra Costa
P: John Maples
Motion to Substitute Party
Telephonic Scheduling Conference
Thursday, Jun 1 2017
09:00AM
3:17-cv-00906-JSC - Houlgate v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. Employee Benefit Plan
P: James Keenley D: Kathleen Slaught
Telephonic Scheduling Conference to set Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:16-cr-00134-SI - USA v. Steven Nemec
Detention Hearing
3:17-cr-00244-WHO - USA v. Jose Villanuevacanchola
Detention Hearing
3:17-cr-00244-WHO - USA v. Robert Seaton
Status Conference (No Reptr)
Friday, Jun 2 2017
09:00AM
3:16-cv-07335-LB - Jamerson v. City of Daly City et al
Settlement Conference
09:30AM
4:13-cv-04179-JSW - Freeman v. Delta Air Lines Inc
Discovery Hearing
Motion for Discovery
3:16-cv-04308-JCS - S.H. v. Mount Diablo Unified School District
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:16-cv-07353-EMC - Software Research, Inc. v. Seapine Software, Inc.
Discovery Letter Brief
10:30AM
3:17-cr-00263-MMC - USA v. Kuang Ou-Young
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
02:00PM
3:16-cv-01350-JCS - VACC, Inc. v. Davis
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-01775-JCS - Hernandez v. Lucky Fortune, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-02339-JCS - Pension Plan for Pension Trust Fund for Operating Engineers et al -v- Clyde Wheeler Pipeline, Inc., et al
Status Conference
3:16-cv-03011-JCS - Cao et al v. Pho Huynh Hiep I, Inc. et al
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-00968-JCS - Bourdelais v. Autodesk
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-01000-JCS - Dantes et al v. City of Hayward
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jun 5 2017
09:30AM
3:17-cr-00244-WHO - USA v. Lillian Larios
Bond Hearing
3:17-cr-00292-CRB - USA v. Joe Teplitz
Detention Hearing
01:30PM
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Reentry Court - Courtroom C
Wednesday, Jun 7 2017
11:00AM
3:16-cv-03006-LB - Musa v. Continental Casualty
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jun 8 2017
09:30AM
3:17-mj-70348-MRGD - USA v. Ricardo Gomez-Dominguez
Arraignment
Preliminary Examination
3:17-cr-00291-WHA - USA v. Ricardo Gomez-Dominguez
Arraignment
Preliminary Examination
Friday, Jun 9 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-02816-JCS - Osuegbu v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., et al
Discovery Hearing Joint Letter Brief dkt 67
10:30AM
3:16-cr-00404-JCS - USA v. Andrew Devine
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:16-cv-00518-JCS - Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America v. K.O.O. Construction, Inc., et al
Motion Hearing
3:16-cv-01998-JCS - Huddleston v. City & County of San Francisco et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03132-JCS - Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd. v. Muir Wood National Monument
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Jun 12 2017
09:30AM
4:16-cv-07056-PJH - Alviso et al v. City of San Rafael
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
09:30AM
3:15-cv-05681-LB - Trubnikova et al v. Genkin et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jun 14 2017
09:30AM
4:17-cv-00291-HSG - Vietnam Reform Party v. Viet Tan - Vietnam Reform Party et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jun 15 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-02832-TEH - Smith v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 16 2017
10:30AM
3:16-cr-00273-JCS-1 - USA v. Andrew Lager
AUSA: Shiao Lee / DEF: Steve Kalar
AUSA: Shiao Lee / DEF: Steve Kalar
Final Pretrial Conference
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-03227-JCS - Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05750-JCS - Sephora USA, Inc. v. Palmer, Reifler & Associates, P.A.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03737-JCS - Avago Technologies U.S. Inc. et al v. NanoPrecision Products, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-05317-JCS - Scott Holdings, Inc. v. FranLogic Scout Development, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-01452-JCS - Hunter et al v. Santa Rosa City Schools et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jun 19 2017
01:30PM
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Reentry Court - Courtroom C
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
09:30AM
4:16-cv-04327-PJH - Ramirez v. PNR Marine Trading V LLC et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 23 2017
09:30AM
3:15-cv-04802-JCS - Heyward v. Hayward Police Department et al
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:16-cv-00523-JCS - in re Seagate Technology LLC Litigation
Motion to Strike
3:17-cv-01774-JCS - Flora Springs Wine Company v. Trilogy Cellars, LLC
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction
3:17-cv-02375-JCS - Lopez v. Pfizer Inc. et al
Motion to Dismiss
02:00PM
3:16-cv-03677-JCS - Rodgers v. Acapulco Taqueria, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:16-cv-03869-JCS - O'Brien v. XPO Logistics Worldwide, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Wednesday, Jun 28 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-01451-VC - craigslist, Inc. v. DealerCMO, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jun 29 2017
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00624-LB - Qingdao Tang-Buy International Import & Export Company, Limited v. Preferred Secured Agents, Inc.
Settlement Conference
3:17-cv-00974-LB - Preferred Secured Agents, Inc. v. Tian
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 30 2017
09:30AM
3:15-cv-06055-JCS - Carlson v. United States Postal Service
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:16-cv-01775-JCS - Hernandez v. Lucky Fortune, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:16-cv-06545-JCS - Motu Novu, LLC v. Percival et al
Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction
3:17-cv-00968-JCS - Bourdelais v. Autodesk
Motion to Dismiss
3:17-cv-02204-JCS - Harvenia Bryant-Jackson v. Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Motion to Dismiss
10:30AM
3:17-cr-00282-RS - USA v. Rebecca Solomon
Docket Call
02:00PM
3:16-cv-01165-JCS - Desert Survivors, et al v. US Department of the Interior, et al
D: Joe Tartakovsky
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-02371-JCS - Harrison v. Colvin
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00071-JCS - Walker v. CA Employment Development Dept.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-01744-JCS - Joseph Labuguen v. Walnut Creek Police Department, et al
Case Management Conference
3:17-cv-01745-JCS - Williams v. Seal PEO LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:17-cv-01774-JCS - Flora Springs Wine Company v. Trilogy Cellars, LLC
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jul 3 2017
01:30PM
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Reentry Court - Courtroom C
 
 
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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: May 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:

February 13, 2017 through February 14, 2017

March 20, 2017 through March 23, 2017

April 10, 2017 through April 14, 2017

April 27, 2017 starting at Noon through April 28, 2017

July 17, 2017 through July 21, 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:

Memorial Day - May 29, 2017

Independence Day - July 4, 2017

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