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


Last Updated: Nov 24 2014 6:14AM
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Monday, Nov 24 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Tuesday, Nov 25 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Nov 26 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Nov 27 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Nov 28 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Dec 1 2014
09:00AM
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ - G.F. et al v. Contra Costa County et al
P: Sid Wolinsky D: Cameron Baker
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
3:10-cv-00358-SI - Curtis v. City of Oakland et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Dec 2 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-05425-TEH - McCullough et al v. Contra Costa County et al
P: Ben Nisenbaum 510 594 1274 D: Janice Lynn Amenta 925-335-1886
Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
Wednesday, Dec 3 2014
09:30AM
3:08-cv-03174-MEJ - O'Donovan v. Cashcall, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Friday, Dec 5 2014
09:30AM
4:10-cv-04425-JSW - United States Small Business Administration v. Rocket Ventures II, L.P. et al
Motion Hearing
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-02129-JCS - Martinez v. Horizon Coach Lines Paymaster, LLC et al
P: Steve Tidrick 510 788 5100 ext 1 D: David Wimmer 310-288-3980
Fairness Hearing
Motion for Attorney Fees
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-05186-WHO - NovelPoster v. Javitch Canfield Group et al
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:11-mj-71415-MAG-1 - USA v. Tuan Nguyen (Custody)(Vietnamese)
AUSA: Elise Becker / DEF: Frank Bell
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:12-mj-70185-MEJ-1 - USA v. Tuan Nguyen (Custody)(Vietnamese)
AUSA: Elise Becker / DEF: Frank Bell
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00614-JCS - USA v. Bradley Corkins
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-04965-JCS - McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. et al
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-01806-JCS - Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Baby Be Mine, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
D: Elise Bloom: 212-969-3410 Celese Bruce: 240-762-5316.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-01165-JCS - Thomas v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01331-JCS - Mardjuki et al v. OCWEN Loan Servicing, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02640-JCS - Laidlaw v. City & County of San Francisco
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03289-JCS - Marti et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03358-JCS - Sellers v. United States et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03559-JCS - Brown v. California Law Enforcement Association, Long-Term Disability Plan et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03809-JCS - Felix et al v. Anderson
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03866-JCS - Animashaun v. California Service Bureau
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03994-JCS - Steven Rabinowitz v. Atherstone Foods, Inc et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Dec 8 2014
09:00AM
3:13-cv-04695-WHO - Kyles v. Baker et al
Settlement Conference
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Tuesday, Dec 9 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01547-MMC - Adobe Systems Incorporated v. Lamar
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Dec 10 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01802-VC - Dudley v. MetroPCS Communications, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Dec 11 2014
04:00PM
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ - G.F. et al v. Contra Costa County et al
P: Sid Wolinsky D: Kim Smith - Dft CCC Office of Ed
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
Friday, Dec 12 2014
09:30AM
4:10-cv-04927-SBA - Helton et al v. Factor 5, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:11-cv-02600-JCS - HPS Mechanical, Inc. v. JMR Construction Corp. et al
Motion Hearing
3:12-cv-05477-JCS - Board of Trustees, The v. Debruin Construction, Inc.
Motion Hearing
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:13-cv-05888-JCS - Cheapskate Charlie's LLC et al v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:11-cv-02088-JCS - D'Lil v. City of Petaluma
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03027-JCS - Doe I et al v. Butler Amusements, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cr-00196-CRB - USA v. Marlon Sullivan
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-03135-JCS - State Farm Life Insurance Company v. Safford et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Monday, Dec 15 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00379-CRB - Lockett et al v. AO Smith Corporation et al
Dfts: Exxon, CBS, GE, Carrier, Cleaver Brooks, Riley Power, Trane, Zurn
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Dec 16 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00379-CRB - Lockett et al v. AO Smith Corporation et al
Dfts: Buffalo, Carver, FMC, IMO, Warren, ITT, Crane, Velen, Wm Powell
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Dec 17 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00379-CRB - Lockett et al v. AO Smith Corporation et al
Dfts: Freyer-Knowles, Hill Bros, Asbestos, Hollingsworth, Lorillard, Chicago Pneumatic
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Dec 18 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-02402-TEH - Surbey v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Dec 19 2014
09:30AM
4:09-cv-05517-CW - Brilliant Instruments, Inc. v. GuideTech, Inc.
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04898-JCS - Vasquez v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cr-00614-JCS - USA v. Bradley Corkins
Sentencing
3:14-cv-04179-JCS - Nicolosi Distributing, Inc. v. Boniface
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04235-JCS - Orea v. Arbitron, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04268-JCS - Dragu v. Motion Picture Industry Health Plan for Active Participants
Case Management Conference
11:00AM
3:13-cv-00616-JCS - Brixham Solutions LTD v. Juniper Networks, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02872-JCS - BCS Insurance Company-v-Albert Law Corporation, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03000-JCS - Medlock v. Fred Finch Children's Home
Case Mgmt Conference Further
02:00PM
4:14-cv-04213-PJH - John Daly Boulevard Associates, L.P. v. Gonzales
Case Management Conference
Monday, Dec 22 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Tuesday, Dec 23 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Dec 24 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Dec 25 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Dec 26 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Dec 29 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Dec 30 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Dec 31 2014
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Jan 1 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
 
 
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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 FEBRUARY AND AUGUST 2015** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS: February and August 2015.

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:

November 21, 2014 through November 28, 2014
December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 through April 23, 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:
Veterans Day - November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day - November 27, 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