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


Last Updated: Aug 4 2015 2:20AM
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Tuesday, Aug 4 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cr-00578-RS-1 - USA v. Richard Troy Feather
AUSA: Ben Tolkoff/FPD: Jodi Linker/PO: Cris Taylor
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:15-cr-00049-EMC-1 - USA v. Aaron Lee Mathews
AUSA: Sarah Hawkins / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/PTS:Tim Elder
Bond Hearing
11:00AM
3:14-cv-04168-CRB - Borja-Valdes et al v. City and County of San Francisco
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Aug 5 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cr-00278-EMC-1 - USA v. James Murray (Custody)
AUSA: Robin Harris Dft: Alan Dressler
Arraignment on 4th Superseding Indictment
3:13-cr-00757-TEH-1 - USA v. Saquita Nash (Custody)
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Candis Mitchell/PO: Jenna Russo
Bond Hearing
3:15-cr-00026-WHO - USA v. Ricky Gallegos
Attorney Appointment Hearing
3:15-cr-00167-CRB-3 - USA v. Anibal Giovanni Ramirez
AUSA: Adam Wright / DEF: Galia Phillips
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
3:15-cr-00381-SI-1 - USA v. Deljuan Bankston (Custody)
AUSA: Claudia Quiroz / DEF: Gabriela Bischof
Detention Hearing
11:00AM
3:14-cv-00880-LB - Stella Systems, LLC et al v. Medeanalytics, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Aug 6 2015
09:30AM
3:08-cr-00791-SI - USA v. William Thomas
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:14-cr-00489-CRB-1 - USA v. Joaquin Chavez-Navarro (Custody)(Spanish)
AUSA: Alexandra Summer / DEF: Charles Woodson
Detention Hearing
Friday, Aug 7 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cr-00394-CRB-1 - USA v. Roy Bernard Westry
AUSA: Denise Barton / DEF: Steve Kalar/PO: Mike McFarland
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:14-mj-70256-EDL - USA v. John Lee
Preliminary Examination
1:14-mj-70839-NJV-1 - USA v. Melanie Wrate
AUSA: Matthew McCarthy / DEF: John Jordan
Preliminary Examination
3:15-cr-00385-CRB-1 - USA v. James Ray George (Custody)
AUSA: Rita Lin / DEF: Steve Kalar
Status Conference re: Dtn Hrg & Set Date before CRB
02:00PM
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00148-JCS - Biogenex Laboratories et al v. Krishnan
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00930-JCS - Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00255-JCS - Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. QBE Specialty Insurance Company
D: Ryan Luther 949 336 1222
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00339-JCS - Perfect Endings, LLC v. Miwe America LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02123-JCS - Raul R. Haro v. Therm-X of California, Inc.
D: Michelle Ferber 925 380 6823
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02286-JCS - Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC v. 700 Valencia Street LLC
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
Monday, Aug 10 2015
09:30AM
3:14-mj-71518-MAG - USA v. Andreas Guenther
Preliminary Examination
3:15-mj-70797-MAG-1 - USA v. David Lee Sheridan (Custody)
AUSA: Kevin Barry / DEF: Galia Phillips
Preliminary Examination or Arraignment
3:15-cr-00361-WHA-1 - USA v. Arvin Aurora
AUSA: Dan Talbert/ Dft:
I.D. of Counsel Hearing & Entry of Plea
3:15-cr-00364-MAG-1 - USA v. Adam Clark
AUSA: Will Edelman/Dft:
Initial Appearance & Arraignment
11:00AM
3:12-cv-03943-CRB - Bauldry v. County of Contra Costa, et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Aug 11 2015
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
11:00AM
3:14-cv-03078-JSC - Music Group Macao Commercial Offshore Limited v. Foote
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Aug 12 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cr-00644-RS - USA v. Tristan Higgins
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00366-CRB-1 - USA v. Vicente Eduardo Garcia
AUSA: Adam Reeves /Dft
Initial Appearance & Arraignment
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)
11:00AM
3:12-cv-05847-WHO - Rheumatology Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc et al v. Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Aug 13 2015
09:00AM
4:15-cv-01202-DMR - Lawman v. City and County of San Francisco et al
P: Joseph May (415) 781-3333 Wes Pratt (415) 259-4515 D: James Hannawalt (415) 554-3913
Telephonic Scheduling/Settlement Conference
11:00AM
CVBTktNo.4666552 - USA v. Brianna V. Faioca
AUSA: Will Edelman Dft: Brianna V. Faioca, pro se
CVB Bench Trial
CVVTktNo.4666553 - USA v. Christopher Edwards
AUSA: Will Edelman / Dft: Christopher Edwards, pro se
CVB Bench Trial
Friday, Aug 14 2015
02:00PM
3:09-cv-04406-CRB - Northwest Administrators, Inc. v. El Camino Paving, Inc.
Judgment Debtor Exam
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
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
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04431-JCS - California River Watch v. Carinalli, Jr. 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-04947-JCS - Rojas v. Espresso Roma Corporation, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04948-JCS - California River Watch v. Balletto et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00150-JCS - California River Watch v. Pinot Hill, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00692-JCS - Spooner v. Multi Hull Foiling AC45 Vessel "4 Oracle Team USA", et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00998-JCS - Yulupa Co-Housing Owners Association -v- Virginia Surety Company, Inc., et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-01834-JCS - Talis Turner v. Life Insurance Company of North America
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02157-JCS - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. United States of America
Case Management Conference
Monday, Aug 17 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Aug 18 2015
11:00AM
5:09-cv-02338-RS - Vathana v. EverBank et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Aug 19 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cr-00504-SI - USA v. Michael Simon
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00072-EMC-1 - USA v. Elizabeth Allison Sweatt
AUSA: Wai Shun Leung / DEF: Galia Phillips/PO: Alan Ahlstrand
Revocation-Initial App Hearing & ID Counsel
Thursday, Aug 20 2015
11:00AM
3:11-cv-03082-LB - Brown et al v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Settlement Conference (Further)
Friday, Aug 21 2015
09:00AM
3:13-cv-02544-JCS - Thomas v. Bostwick
Judgment Debtor Exam of James Bostwick
02:00PM
3:14-cv-01165-JCS - Thomas v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04726-JCS - Wilson v. Florida Department of Revenue et al
Motion to Dismiss
3:15-cv-00658-JCS - Center For Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Interior et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
3:15-cv-02223-JCS - Jones v. Collectal Associates et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02232-JCS - Magdaleno v. Midland Funding, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02274-JCS - Coleen Boike v. American General Life Insurance Company
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02588-JCS - Coleman v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Aug 24 2015
11:00AM
CVBTktNo 4666745 - USA v. Agil Manizada
AUSA: Will Edelman/ Dft: Agil Manizada, pro se
CVB Bench Brial
Tuesday, Aug 25 2015
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00052-EMC-1 - USA v. Tiana Reddic
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Galia Phillips/ PTS: Denise Mancia
Status Conference (No Reptr)
11:00AM
Ticket4666277 - USA v. Michael A. Rodriguez
AUSA: Will Edelman/ Dft: Michael Rodriguez, pro se
Bench Trial
Wednesday, Aug 26 2015
11:00AM
5:12-cv-04344-PSG - Rai v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Aug 27 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cr-00098-VC - USA v. Marc Roston
Status Conference (Reptr)
3:15-cr-00383-MAG-1 - USA v. James L. Pliley
AUSA: Will Edelman/ Dft:
Initial Appearance & Arraignment on Information
3:15-cr-00384-MAG-1 - USA v. Paul R. Caserta
AUSA: Will Edelman/Dft
Initial Appearance & Arraignment on Information
02:00PM
3:12-cv-03943-CRB - Bauldry v. County of Contra Costa, et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Aug 28 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03929-JCS - DeMartini et al v. Johns et al
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-06543-JCS - Reiydelle v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02228-JCS - Willams v. Quality Loan Services Corp. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03542-JCS - Lloyd v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04776-JCS - Music v. Bank of America et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
3:15-cv-01517-JCS - Yang et al v. China Bilingual Technology and Education Group, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02123-JCS - Raul R. Haro v. Therm-X of California, Inc.
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:15-cv-02368-JCS - Negherbon v. Wells Fargo Bank et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02385-JCS - Rogers -v- Deputy Molina, et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02583-JCS - William Gunkel v. Cavalry SPV I, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
Monday, Aug 31 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cr-00319-RS-1 - USA v. Shaun W. Bridges
Arraignment
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Sep 1 2015
09:30AM
4:15-cv-00071-YGR - Comprehensive Industrial Disability Management, Inc. v. Effective Health Systems, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Sep 2 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Sep 3 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04393-WHO - San Francisco Herring Association et al v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company et al
Further Settlement Conference
Friday, Sep 4 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00199-JCS - Ellis v. City of Pittsburg et al
Motion Hearing
4:15-cv-01215-JSW - Board of Trustees of the Laborers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for Northern California et al v. Tear-N-It Up Demolition, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-02356-JCS - Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-03402-JCS - Shahan v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:15-cv-00532-JCS - Panacci v. A1 Solar Power, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02422-JCS - Townsend v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, et al
P: Robert Levy 510-465-0025 D: Brian Thomley 949 252 9400
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02510-JCS - Harris v. Thomas et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Sep 8 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-01393-JD - Lelo, Inc. v. Standard Innovation (US) Corp. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Sep 9 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03082-CRB - Miller v. Foster Wheeler LLC
Dfts: CBS Corporation (FKA Viacom, FKA Westinghouse Electric); General Electric Company; Thomas Dee
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Sep 10 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03082-CRB - Miller v. Foster Wheeler LLC
Dfts: Crane Co. Hopeman Brothers, Inc. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc. Parker-Hannifin Corporation &
Settlement Conference
Friday, Sep 11 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-05273-JCS - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vinay Kumar Nevatia
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00043-EMC - USA v. Anita Dixon
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:12-cv-00200-JCS - Maa et al v. University of California San Francisco Medical Center et al
Status Conference
3:12-cv-04985-JCS - Alejandre v. City of Napa et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00388-TEH - Harutyunyan v. Bloomberg L.P.
P: John Akopian 818 244 0050 D: Margaret Keane 415 615 6004
Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
3:15-cv-01192-JCS - Threshold Enterprises Ltd. v. Performance Sports Nutrition, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-01424-JCS - Buckhorn et al v. Steiny and Company Inc
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01570-JCS - Achal v. Gate Gourmet, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02530-JCS - Perrine v. Monte Verde Properties, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02565-JCS - Potratz v. Papetti et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02583-JCS - William Gunkel v. Cavalry SPV I, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02619-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund et al v. Colacicco
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02555-JCS - Shelton v. Mulligan et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Sep 14 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
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:

September 2, 2015

September 14, 2015

September 16, 2015 through September 18, 2015

September 23, 2015

October 21, 2015 through October 23, 2015

October 27, 2015 through October 30, 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:

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

New Year's Day - January 1, 2016