District Judge Jon S. Tigar

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 6 – 2nd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

The order granting preliminary approval of the settlement in Tabak v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-2455, can be found [here]. For more information, you can also visit the official settlement website:
The deadline for Settlement Class members to object to the settlement was June 3, 2024. The deadline for Settlement Class members to provide valid payment information has been extended to July 3, 2024. A hearing to consider whether to grant final approval to the settlement will be held by Zoom on July 18, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Please see the “Public Hearings” link below for connection information.

Public Hearings

Please click the link below to join webinars (public hearings). If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you will be brought into the proceeding by court staff.

Webinar ID: 161 906 7542
Password: 959588

Join a Webinar by Phone or Other Connection

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are a case participant (attorney, party, witness, or other person who will actively participate in the hearing), it is strongly recommended that you join Zoom using the Zoom application rather than by a telephone connection.  If you must appear by telephone, the numbers posted for each judge are for the public and are listen-only, so you will need to contact the Courtroom Deputy (CRD) at least one business day before the hearing to request a Zoom invitation (which will be sent via email) in order to join the hearing as a case participant.

Phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)


Non-Public Hearings [Settlement Conferences]

The court will use Zoom Meetings (as opposed to Zoom Webinars) for settlement conferences and other non-public hearings.  To join a meeting, click on the link below.  You will initially enter a “waiting room” and will be admitted into the meeting by court staff.

Meeting ID: 161 117 2386
Password: 560631

Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

View Judge Tigar’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Civil Law & MotionThursdays2:00 p.m.
Criminal Law & MotionFridays9:30 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesFridays2:00 p.m.
TrialsMonday – Thursday8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesTuesdays2:00 p.m.
Tutorial/Claim ConstructionMondays2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyDianna Shoblo
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed

Chambers Copy Requirements

The processing of unnecessary chambers copies wastes resources and burdens the court.  Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(d)(7), chambers copies should not be submitted unless required by the assigned judge’s standing order or specifically requested by the assigned judge.

Judges’ standing orders may include additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars.  If they are not in agreement, a judge’s standing order supersedes the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Judge Tigar’s standing orders are set forth below:

Courtesy copies shall be provided for: (1) electronic media that is manually filed and (2) pretrial filings, including papers associated with motions in limine. The Court may request courtesy copies of other documents but discourages their unsolicited submission.

Courtesy copies must be lodged with the Clerk’s office in Oakland and shall be double-sided and three-hole-punched at the left margin. Courtesy copies of e-filed documents must bear the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date, and page number) on the top of each page. Side tabs, rather than bottom tabs, should be used to separate exhibits.

The quality, condition, and labeling of binders, when used, should be such that the Court can easily identify, review, and transport the binders’ contents. Whenever possible, the spine of a binder should not exceed three inches in width, even if that limitation results in the use of more than one binder.

Electronic copies of proposed orders must be sent in Word format to

Delivery Address

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
1301 Clay Street, Suite 400 S
Oakland, CA 94612

About District Judge Jon S. Tigar

Judge Jon S. Tigar has served as a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California since January 2013.  He previously served as a Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court for eleven years, where he handled a wide variety of civil and criminal cases and was the Presiding Judge of the court’s Appellate Division.

Judge Tigar is a member of the American Law Institute, where he serves as an Adviser to the forthcoming Restatement (Third) of Torts: Defamation and Privacy; he previously served as an Adviser to the Restatement (Third) of  Torts: Liability for Economic Harm.  He has previously served on both the Ninth Circuit Jury Instructions Committee and the California Judicial, Council’s Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions.  From 2016-19, he was the Judicial Representative to the ABA Section of Antitrust.  He also served as co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Federal Practice Task Force.  Since 2017, he has been the Co-Chair of the Federal Judicial Center/ABA Antitrust Section Judicial Antitrust Education Program.  He previously taught Pretrial Litigation at Berkeley Law School.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Before taking the bench, Judge Tigar practiced complex commercial litigation at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco; as a trial lawyer in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office; and in the litigation department of Morrison & Foerster. He clerked for Judge Robert S. Vance of the United Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Judge Tigar graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law (now Berkeley Law School), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an Articles Editor of the California Law Review. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Williams College.