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


Last Updated: Sep 1 2014 11:02PM
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Tuesday, Sep 2 2014
09:00AM
3:14-cv-02324-WHA - Richard Dent, et al v. National Football League
Conference Call: 888-617-3400 Passcode: 130685
Scheduling Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
3:13-cr-00578-RS-1 - USA v. Richard Troy Feather
AUSA: Benjamin Tolkoff / DEF: Jodi Linker/ PO: Cris Taylor
AUSA: Benjamin Tolkoff / DEF: Jodi Linker/ PO: Cris Taylor
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:13-cr-00800-WHO-1 - USA v. Christopher Easterling (Custody)
AUSA: Arianna Berg / DEF: Erick Guzman
Attorney Appointment Hearing
3:14-cr-00256-CRB-1 - USA v. Jesus Diaz-Barrera
AUSA: to be assigned FPD: to be assigned PO: Cris Taylor
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:14-cr-00355-EMC-2 - USA v. Marc Christopher Harmon
AUSA: Benjamin Kingsley / DEF: Marc Harmon, pro se
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
11:00AM
3:08-cv-03174-MEJ - O'Donovan v. Cashcall, Inc.
P: Art Levy & Jim Sturdevant D: Brad Seiling
Scheduling Conference
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Wednesday, Sep 3 2014
09:30AM
1:14-mj-70839-NJV - USA v. Melanie Wrate
Preliminary Examination
1:14-mj-70842-NJV-1 - USA v. Michael Allen Kowtko
AUSA: Matthew McCarthy / DEF: Randy Pollock
Preliminary Examination
1:14-mj-70842-NJV - USA v. Michael Kowtko
Motion Hearing
3:14-mj-71140-MAG-2 - USA v. Mario Gonzalez (Custody)(Spanish)
AUSA: Matthew McCarthy / DEF: Doron Weinberg
Detention Hearing & Sub Fin Aff
3:14-mj-71140-MAG-3 - USA v. Juan Hernandez (Custody)(Spanish)
AUSA: Matthew McCarthy / DEF: Shilpi Agarwal
Detention Hearing
3:14-mj-71140-MAG-9 - USA v. Phin Yo Vorn (Custody)
AUSA: Matthew McCarthy / DEF: Severa Keith
Detention Hearing & Sub Fin Aff
11:00AM
3:03-cv-02169-CRB - Edgerly v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Sep 4 2014
10:00AM
3:13-cv-05186-WHO - NovelPoster v. Javitch Canfield Group et al
Lead trial counsel meet and confer
Discovery Hearing
Friday, Sep 5 2014
09:30AM
3:08-cr-00675-CRB - USA v. Desean Bailey
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:14-mj-70071-MEJ-1 - USA v. Dwayne E. McNair (Custody)
AUSA: Kimberly Hopkins / DEF: Steve Kalar
Preliminary Examination
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-12 - USA v. Andy Li (Custody)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Winston Chan
Motion for Reconsideration
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:14-cr-00442-WHO-1 - USA v. Henry Lo
AUSA: Kyle Waldinger / DEF:
Initial Appearance
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00251-JCS-1 - USA v. Robert Louis Ruenzel
AUSA: Wilson Leung / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc / PO: Dan Zurita
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00614-JCS-1 - USA v. Bradley Corkins
AUSA: Marc Wolf / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc / PO: Sara Black
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:14-cr-00211-JCS - USA v. Lamar Seymore
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
4:09-cv-05966-PJH - Rose et al v. Stephens Institute
Motion for Discovery
Motion Hearing
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03242-JCS - Hutchins v. Bank of America , N.A.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Summary Judgment
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-02563-JCS - Christopher Philip Langan v. Defense Finance & Accounting Service, et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-02640-JCS - Laidlaw v. City & County of San Francisco
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-02645-JCS - Hayes v. Target Corporation
Case Management Conference
Monday, Sep 8 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Sep 9 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Sep 10 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Sep 11 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Sep 12 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
09:30AM
3:14-cr-00376-CRB - USA v. Michael Minahen
Arraignment
Docket Call
Monday, Sep 15 2014
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Tuesday, Sep 16 2014
09:00AM
3:13-cv-05955-JD - Jensen v. BNSF Railway Company
P: Anthony Petru, Ryan Otis D: Cristina Ciminelli
Further Settlement Conference (telephonic)
Wednesday, Sep 17 2014
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:13-mj-71542-MAG - USA v. Bradley Bartholdy
Preliminary Examination
Thursday, Sep 18 2014
09:00AM
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ - G.F. et al v. Contra Costa County et al
P: Kara Janssen, Sid Wolinsky D: Kim Smith
Settlement Conference
03:00PM
3:13-cv-04727-WHA - Kalin v. Apple, Inc.
P: Lonnie Blanchard D: Josh Kienitz
Scheduling Conference (Telephonic)
Friday, Sep 19 2014
09:00AM
4:01-fj-05023-MAG - USA v. Paiso
Judgment Debtor Exam
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:12-cv-02434-SLM - United States Of America v. Davisson
Judgment Debtor Exam
Order to Show Cause Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00427-JCS-1 - USA v. Kari Smith
AUSA: Marc Wolf / DEF: Edward Hu/PO: Trevor Lillian
Sentencing
11:00AM
3:13-cv-05772-TEH - Foster v. Scentair Technologies, Inc. et al
P: Chris LeClerc D: Clarice Liu Rachel Moroski
Scheduling Conference
02:00PM
3:10-cv-04862-JCS - Vistan Corporation v. Fadei USA, Inc. et al
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Final Pretrial Conference
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-00616-JCS - Brixham Solutions LTD v. Juniper Networks, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-01186-JCS - eAdGear, Inc. et al v. Williams et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-01806-JCS - Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Baby Be Mine, LLC et al
Motion for Sanctions
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-03027-JCS - Doe I et al v. Butler Amusements, Inc.
Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
3:13-cv-03496-JCS - Abiola v. Esa Management, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-04213-JCS - Brown v. City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05364-JCS - Collishaw Holdings, LLC et al v. Winnebago Industries, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05888-JCS - Cheapskate Charlie's LLC et al v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05987-JCS - Photoflex Inc-v-Shenzhen Nice Photographic Equipment Company Ltd.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00472-JCS - Wolfe et al v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Case Mgmt Conference Further
4:14-cv-01672-PJH - Board of Trustees of the Northern California Plasterers Health and Welfare Trust Fund et al v. West
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
3:14-cv-01708-JCS - Kaia Foods, Inc v. Bellafiore
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-02403-JCS - Romo v. Shimmick Construction Company, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Motion to Stay
3:14-cv-02482-JCS - Chanel, Inc. v. Pang
Case Management Conference
Motion to Set Aside Default
3:14-cv-02579-JCS - Piper v. Cabillo
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-02834-JCS - Crum et al v. US Airways, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-02872-JCS - BCS Insurance Company-v-Albert Law Corporation, et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Sep 22 2014
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
11:00AM
3:13-cv-05418-LB - Siller v. City of Richmond et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Sep 24 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cr-00380-CRB-1 - USA v. FedEx Corporation
AUSA: Kirstin Ault / DEF: Cristina Arguedas
Arraignment on Superseding Indictment
3:14-cr-00380-CRB-2 - USA v. Federal Express Corporation
AUSA: Kirstin Ault / DEF: Cristina Arguedas
Arraignment on Superseding Indictment
3:14-cr-00380-CRB-3 - USA v. FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
AUSA: Kirstin Ault / DEF: Cristina Arguedas
Arraignment on Superseding Indictment
11:00AM
3:10-cv-03989-CRB - Schoenmann v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Settlement Conference
Friday, Sep 26 2014
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
02:00PM
3:11-cv-02088-JCS - D'Lil v. City of Petaluma
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
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-00514-JCS - Lohse et al v. Nationstar Mortgage et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:14-cv-01331-JCS - Mardjuki et al v. OCWEN Loan Servicing, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02526-JCS - Whitted v. City of Hayward et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-02941-JCS - VFS Leasing Co. v. USASIA Casino Tours/Entertainment, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03000-JCS - Medlock v. Fred Finch Children's Home
Case Management Conference
Monday, Sep 29 2014
09:30AM
3:13-mj-70883-MAG - USA v. Jeffrey Hawkins
Preliminary Examination
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Tuesday, Sep 30 2014
09:00AM
4:13-cv-01248-PJH - SAP America, Inc. v. Pi-Net International, Inc.
Scheduling Conference (Telephonic)
11:00AM
3:13-cv-02184-JSC - De La Campa v. Benihana, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Oct 1 2014
08:30AM
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Jury Selection
Jury Trial
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01547-MMC - Adobe Systems Incorporated v. Lamar
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Oct 2 2014
08:30AM
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Jury Trial
09:30AM
3:13-cv-05197-WHA - IL Fornaio (America) Corp. et al v. Lazzari Fuel Company, LLC et al
Settlement Conference
3:13-cv-05331-WHA - Darbar Cuisine, Inc. v. Chef's Choice Mesquite Charcoal et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 3 2014
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-01708-JCS - Kaia Foods, Inc v. Bellafiore
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:11-cv-04965-JCS - McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-06543-JCS - Reiydelle v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00708-JCS - Leghorn et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00992-JCS - Van v. City of Oakland et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05591-JCS - Lam v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00022-JCS - Butcher v. ADT LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02003-JCS - Torres v. P&B Capital Group LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03012-JCS - Moore v. Performant Recovery, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Oct 6 2014
08:30AM
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Jury Trial
Tuesday, Oct 7 2014
08:30AM
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Jury Trial
09:30AM
3:13-cv-04916-WHA - Taylor et al v. West Marine Products, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Oct 8 2014
08:30AM
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Jury Trial
Thursday, Oct 9 2014
08:30AM
3:12-cv-05578-JCS - Guido et al v. City of South San Francisco et al
Jury Trial
Friday, Oct 10 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03477-JCS - Wu v. Lucky Stores, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00801-JCS - Rabinowitz v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
01:30PM
3:13-cv-00809-JCS - Carter et al v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation et al
Final Pretrial Conference
02:00PM
3:14-cv-02024-JCS - Gardner v. Safeco Insurance Company of America
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02943-JCS - Darnell Camel v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03135-JCS - State Farm Life Insurance Company v. Safford et al
Case Management 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 MONTH  OF SEPTEMBER 2014** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:  
SEPTEMBER  2014. The week of September 8-September 12, 2014 Criminal Duty will be covered by Judge Vadas in San Francisco.

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 8, 2014 through September 12, 2014
November 24, 2014 through November 28, 2014
December 22, 2014 through January 1, 2015

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 1, 2014
Columbus Day - October 13, 2014
Veterans Day - November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day - November 27 and 28, 2014
Christmas Day - December 25, 2014
New Year's Day - January 1, 2015
MLK Day - January 19, 2015
President's Day - February 16, 2015
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