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


Last Updated: Aug 29 2015 5:21AM
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Monday, Aug 31 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cr-00319-RS-1 - USA v. Shaun W. Bridges
AUSA: Kathryn Haun/ Dft: Craig Denney
Arraignment on Felony Information
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:15-cr-00370-CRB-1 - USA v. Ronald Lucero ( Custody)
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Dena Young
Attorney Appointment Hearing
10:00AM
- Attorney Swearing in for Dena Wurman
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
02:30PM
3:12-cv-03943-CRB - Bauldry v. County of Contra Costa, et al
Settlement Conference (Further)
Wednesday, Sep 2 2015
11:00AM
3:11-cv-05771-CRB - Katz v. County of Contra Costa et al
Settlement Conference (Further)
3:12-cv-04268-CRB - Aksu v. County of Contra Costa et al
Settlement Conference (Further)
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
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
02:00PM
3:15-cv-00532-JCS - Panacci v. A1 Solar Power, Inc. et al
P: Charles D. Marshall 925 262 7200
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
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
3:15-cv-03736-JCS - M&T Bank v. Whiterock
Order to Show Cause Hearing
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00043-EMC - USA v. Anita Dixon
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00129-JCS - USA v. Julie Diaz
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:15-cr-00352-JCS - USA v. Oliver Harsh
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00364-JCS - USA v. Adam Clark
Status Conference (No Reptr)
11:00AM
3:13-cv-01227-EMC - Terry v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
3:13-cv-04102-EMC - Spells v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
3:13-cv-04373-EMC - Carter v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
3:13-cv-04456-EMC - Arnold v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
3:13-cv-04571-EMC - Beyett v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
3:14-cv-00340-EMC - Hirscher v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
3:14-cv-03153-EMC - Beyett v. Smith et al
Settlement Conference
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-02565-JCS - Potratz v. Papetti 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
Tuesday, Sep 15 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03078-JSC - Music Group Macao Commercial Offshore Limited v. Foote
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Sep 16 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Sep 17 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Sep 18 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Sep 21 2015
08:30AM
3:15-cv-00655-JCS - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. United States of America
Bench Trial
Tuesday, Sep 22 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Sep 23 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Sep 24 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03156-LB - Sheehan v. Bay Area Rapid Transit et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Sep 25 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00199-JCS - Ellis v. City of Pittsburg et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00930-JCS - Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04707-JCS - Ayers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-00888-JCS - Stubbs v. Covenant Security Services, LTD. et al
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-02588-JCS - Coleman v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:14-cr-00211-JCS-1 - USA v. Lamar Nathaniel Seymore
AUSA: William Edelman / DEF: Garrick Lew
Status Conference re: post plea diversion
3:15-cr-00050-EMC-1 - USA v. Nijah Reed
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Galia Phillips/PT: Rich Sarlatte
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:14-cv-01274-JCS - Gammill v. Duggan et al
Status Conference
3:14-cv-04431-JCS - California River Watch v. Carinalli, Jr. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04555-JCS - Aranda et al v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04576-JCS - Financial Indemnity Co. v. Nadeem 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-01425-JCS - Gens v. Amerimade Technology Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02998-JCS - Shrestha v. Hertz Corporation, et al
Case Management Conference
03:00PM
Ticket4666277 - USA v. Michael A. Rodriguez
AUSA: Will Edelman/ Dft: Galia Amran
Bench Trial
Monday, Sep 28 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Sep 29 2015
09:30AM
5:14-cv-03868-LHK - Bresaz et al v. County of Santa Clara et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Sep 30 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03451-WHA - Frlekin et al v. Apple Inc.
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Oct 1 2015
11:00AM
3:15-cv-01387-JST - Superpoints LLC v. Rakuten, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 2 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-03813-JCS - Ed Daie v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, et al
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Conditional Class Cert re: FLSA
3:15-cv-03008-JCS - Nokchan v. Lyft, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-03013-JCS - Williams v. People of the State of California et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03088-JCS - American Marine Corporation v. Martin
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03089-JCS - Better Homes Realty, Inc.v. Lawrence Vecchio, et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03093-JCS - Brandon Perez v. General Motors Corporation et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Oct 5 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-02714-EMC - Loudesia Flanagan v. City of Richmond, et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Oct 6 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00016-TEH - Lozano et al v. San Francisco 49ers, Ltd. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Oct 7 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04854-JD - Trans Bay Cable LLC v. M/V OCEAN LIFE et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Oct 8 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-02338-SI - Pension Plan for Pension Trust Fund for Operating Engineers et al v. Giacalone Electrical Services, Inc et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 9 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-03395-JCS - Second Measure, Inc. v. Steven Kim
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:12-cv-02101-JCS - Estate of Fletcher Jackson, The et al v. City of Oakland et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05256-JCS - Castillo-Antonio v. Esperanza et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04706-JCS - Pimental v. City of Hayward
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05496-JCS - Singh v. Discover Bank et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01412-JCS - Aircargo Communities, Inc. v. 9T Technologies LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-01543-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund and its Joint Board of Trustees et al v. Tristan Harris
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02157-JCS - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. United States of America
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  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 14, 2015

September 16, 2015 through September 18, 2015

September 22, 2015 through 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