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


Last Updated: Mar 30 2017 1:31AM
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Thursday, Mar 30 2017
09:00AM
3:15-cv-00624-LB - Qingdao Tang-Buy International Import & Export Company, Limited v. Preferred Secured Agents, Inc.
P: Mark Fang, Wm Short D: Jordan Stanzler, Hal Reiland, Wm Kegan
Telephonic Scheduling Conference to set Settlement Conference
3:17-cv-00974-LB - Preferred Secured Agents, Inc. v. Tian
Telephonic Scheduling Conference to set Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:16-cv-04830-LB - Hollywood Classic, LLC v. American Tartaric Products, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Friday, Mar 31 2017
09:30AM
3:10-cv-05105-WHO - California River Watch v. Fluor Corporation
Motion for Settlement
4:16-cv-02814-JSW - Securities and Exchange Commission v. JSG Capital Investments, LLC et al
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
02:00PM
3:15-cv-05641-JCS - Alvernaz et al v. A1 Solar Power, Inc.
P: Jim Price D: Linda Lucero
Order to Show Cause Hearing
4:16-cv-00050-YGR - Trulove v. San Francisco et al
P: Nick Brustin, Kate Chatfield D: Peter Keith, Margaret Baumgartner
Telephonic Settlement Conference
3:16-cv-00827-JCS - Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Patel et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, Apr 4 2017
09:30AM
4:14-cv-04970-HSG - Macdonald et al v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 5 2017
10:00AM
3:13-cv-04863-JST - Illinois Union Insurance Company v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Discovery Letter Brief
Motion Hearing
Thursday, Apr 6 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-02477-VC - California Berry Cultivars, LLC v. The Regents of the University of California
Further Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 7 2017
09:30AM
3:13-cv-04863-JST - Illinois Union Insurance Company v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Discovery Hearing re: Joint Letter 204
3:15-cv-03424-JCS - Cave Consulting Group, Inc. v. OptumInsight, Inc.,
Discovery Letter Brief
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00614-JCS - USA v. Bradley Corkins
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:16-cv-05571-JCS - Flessner v. Tesla Motors, Inc.
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:16-cv-06545-JCS - Motu Novu, LLC v. Percival et al
Case Management Conference
3:17-cv-00071-JCS - Walker v. CA Employment Development Dept.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Apr 10 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Tuesday, Apr 11 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Apr 12 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 13 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Apr 14 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Apr 17 2017
11:00AM
3:16-cv-07323-EMC - AllCells, LLC v. Jack Zhai et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 19 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-06355-WHA - Cooper et al v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company Retirement Plan et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 20 2017
09:30AM
3:17-mj-70143-MAG - USA v. Antoine Fowler
Arraignment
11:00AM
4:12-cv-02829-YGR - Guess v. Contra Costa Community College District et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 21 2017
09:00AM
3:11-cv-04172-SLM - United States Of America v. Ocon
Judgment Debtor Exam
3:16-cv-03011-JCS - Cao et al v. Pho Huynh Hiep I, Inc. et al
Motion for Protective Order
3:16-cv-03259-VC - Equalia, LLC et al v. PowerBoard, LLC
P: Lael Andara D: Larry Townsend-Patmont Marisol Mork -Powerboard
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03227-JCS - Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation
Motion to Substitute Party
Status Conference re: Status of Appeal
3:16-cv-00518-JCS - Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America v. K.O.O. Construction, Inc., et al
Motion to Amend/Correct
3:16-cv-03664-JCS - Amy's Kitchen, Inc. v. Campbell et al
Motion to Dismiss
3:16-cv-05486-JCS - Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. v. Pivotal Payments, Inc.
Motion Hearing
Motion to Appoint Counsel
02:00PM
3:15-cv-05432-JCS - VeriFone Systems, Inc. -v- Gilardi & Co. LLC
Case Management Conference
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.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03015-JCS - Hernandez et al v. MP California et al
Status Conference
3:16-cv-03869-JCS - O'Brien v. XPO Logistics Worldwide, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-04585-JCS - Finger v. KRGW Fujimoto LLC et al
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:16-cv-05364-JCS - Vicki Myers v. Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-07114-JCS - Bobert Blair v. United States of America
Case Management Conference
3:17-cv-00228-JCS - Andrews v. City Of Pittsburg et al
Case Management Conference
3:17-cv-00230-JCS - Pennie v. Twitter, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Apr 24 2017
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Tuesday, Apr 25 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-01386-EMC - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bivona et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 26 2017
09:00AM
3:16-cv-06260-WHA - Evangelista v. Rite Aid Corporation
Settlement Conference
12:00PM
3:16-cv-06275-WHA - Fritzler v. Rite Aid Corporation et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 27 2017
12:00PM
- Judge Unavailable - Partial
Friday, Apr 28 2017
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
09:30AM
3:17-cv-01096-JCS - Akbaryar v. World Savings Bank, FSB et al
Motion to Dismiss
Monday, May 1 2017
10:30AM
3:16-cr-00318-JCS - USA v. Matthew Brinkerhoff
Bench Trial
Tuesday, May 2 2017
10:30AM
3:16-cr-00318-JCS - USA v. Matthew Brinkerhoff
Bench Trial
Wednesday, May 3 2017
10:30AM
3:16-cv-01775-JCS - Hernandez v. Lucky Fortune, Inc. et al
Evidentiary Hearing
Thursday, May 4 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cr-00404-MAG-1 - USA v. Andrew Devine
Initial Appearance & Arraigmment on Class B Misd Information
11:00AM
3:14-cv-04050-MEJ - United Tactical Systems, LLC v. Real Action Paintball, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 5 2017
09:30AM
3:16-cv-06720-JCS - Valley of California, Inc. v. Cotter
Motion to Substitute Party
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00428-JCS - USA v. Rhiannon Lawler
Revocation Probation Hearing
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:12-cv-06495-JCS - Farrow et al v. Lipetzky
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-02220-JCS - MicroTechnologies, LLC v. Autonomy, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-02286-JCS - Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC v. 700 Valencia Street LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-02411-JCS - Les Fields/C.C.H.I. Insurance Services v. United States of America
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-04931-JCS - 700 Valencia Street LLC v. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05075-JCS - Torres v. City Of Oakland et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:15-cv-05750-JCS - Sephora USA, Inc. v. Palmer, Reifler & Associates, P.A.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00750-JCS - Sanchez et al v. Arriba Juntos
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:16-cv-00827-JCS - Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Patel et al
Motion Hearing
3:16-cv-01172-JCS - Stein v. City of Piedmont, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-02940-JCS - Kaplan v. Seterus, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-03664-JCS - Amy's Kitchen, Inc. v. Campbell et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-06304-JCS - Heang -v- Department of Homeland Security
Case Management Conference
3:16-cv-06720-JCS - Valley of California, Inc. v. Cotter
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Writ of Attachment
3:16-cv-07223-JCS - Veronica Foods Company v. Kurt Ecklin, et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00249-JCS - Price v. Friar
Order to Show Cause Hearing
Monday, May 8 2017
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Wednesday, May 10 2017
11:00AM
3:14-cv-01352-LB - Weishaar v. County of Napa et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 11 2017
11:00AM
3:16-cv-01152-WHO - Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. PB&A, Inc.
Settlement Conference
 
 
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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 3, 2017 through July 7, 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:

President's Day - February 20, 2017

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