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


Last Updated: Mar 30 2015 11:21PM
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Monday, Mar 30 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Mar 31 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ - G.F. et al v. Contra Costa County et al
Settlement Conference
03:00PM
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Re-entry Court
Re-entry Court
Wednesday, Apr 1 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-04630-CRB - Lingan v. Professional Healthcare at Home, LLC
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 2 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-02367-CRB - Hilt et al v. Foster Wheeler LLC
Settlement Conference
02:00PM
3:14-cv-02848-WHA - Doublevision Entertainment, LLC v. Navigators Specialty Insurance Company et al
Discovery Hearing re: Jt Lette [dkt no. 69]
Friday, Apr 3 2015
09:30AM
3:04-cv-03341-EMC - Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
Motion Hearing
4:09-cv-05517-CW - Guide Tech, Inc. v Brilliant Instruments, Inc.
Discovery Hearing re: Dkt 357
3:14-cv-04413-JCS - Shortridge v. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04850-JCS - Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04961-JCS - Red River Resources, Inc. v. Collazo
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00251-JCS - USA v. Robert Ruenzel
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:14-cv-02228-JCS - Willams v. Quality Loan Services Corp. et al
D: Francesca Lanpher, 415-398-6000 ext. 496
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04706-JCS - Pimental v. City of Hayward
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04917-JCS - Glu Mobile Inc. v. Hothead Games Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Monday, Apr 6 2015
09:00AM
4:14-cv-00386-DMR - De Gonzalez et al v. City of Richmond et al
P: Panos Lagos 510 530-4078 D: David Newdorf 415 357 1234
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03140-SI - Ward v. American Zurich Insurance Company et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Apr 7 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03587-WHO - Fujifilm Corporation v. Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 8 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04891-MMC - Schoenmann v. Torchia et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 9 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-04920-EDL - Almaweri v. Walgreen Co.
Settlement Conference (Further)
Friday, Apr 10 2015
02:00PM
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03809-JCS - Felix et al v. Anderson
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04576-JCS - Financial Indemnity Co. v. Nadeem et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
Monday, Apr 13 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Apr 14 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Apr 15 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 16 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Apr 17 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Apr 20 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Apr 21 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Apr 22 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 23 2015
09:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - Partial
01:30PM
3:14-cv-02848-WHA - Doublevision Entertainment, LLC v. Navigators Specialty Insurance Company et al
Evidentiary Hearing
Friday, Apr 24 2015
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00042-TEH-1 - USA v. Zeynettin Karim Cetin (Custody)
AUSA: Sheila Armbrust / DEF: Gabriela Bischof
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00050-RS - USA v. Nijah Reed
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:10-md-02143-RS - In Re: Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation
Motion Hearing re: Jt Letter re: Suppl Protective Order
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-01938-JCS - Henderson v. Lincoln Square, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Motion Hearing
3:12-cv-02101-JCS - Estate of Fletcher Jackson, The et al v. City of Oakland et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-02186-JCS - Pilling v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District et al
Case Management Conference
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-02544-JCS - Thomas v. Bostwick
Motion for Attorney Fees
3:13-cv-03027-JCS - Doe I et al v. Butler Amusements, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
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-01165-JCS - Thomas v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01274-JCS - Gammill v. Duggan et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-01331-JCS - Mardjuki et al v. OCWEN Loan Servicing, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01594-JCS - Courtade v. Pappalardo
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03559-JCS - Brown v. California Law Enforcement Association, Long-Term Disability Plan et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03743-JCS - Heavenly Hana LLC et al v. Hotel Union & Hotel Industry of Hawaii Pension Plan et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04235-JCS - Orea v. Arbitron, Inc.
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:14-cv-04295-JCS - Compass Insurance Company -v- University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04452-JCS - AGCS Marine Insurance Company -v- Harrison Trucking, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04739-JCS - Shortridge v. Adaptasoft, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05055-JCS - Barnhouse v. Unknown S.F.P.D. Detective
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:14-cv-05312-JCS - San Francisco Baykeeper v. Marin Sanitary Service
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05329-JCS - Devicor Medical Products Inc. v. Focal Therapeutics Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00242-JCS - Taylor et al v. Atherstone Foods, Inc et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Apr 27 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Apr 28 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01561-TEH - Bernstein v. Vocus, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 29 2015
09:30AM
4:14-cv-00386-DMR - De Gonzalez et al v. City of Richmond et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 30 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00258-MEJ - Dasovich v. Contra Costa County Sheriff Department et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 1 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-00255-JCS - Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. QBE Specialty Insurance Company
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00614-JCS-1 - USA v. Bradley Corkins
AUSA: Marc Wolf / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/PO: Nicole Brown
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00129-JCS-1 - USA v. Julie Iris Diaz (Custody)
AUSA: Alexandra Summer / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/ PO: Monica Romero
Sentencing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00930-JCS - Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01132-JCS - Perez v. Banana Republic, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04179-JCS - Nicolosi Distributing, Inc. v. Boniface
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04724-JCS - Teespring v. Viralstyle LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00255-JCS - Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. QBE Specialty Insurance Company
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00339-JCS - Perfect Endings, LLC v. Miwe America LLC et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, May 5 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01122-JD - Formfactor, Inc. -v- Martek, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, May 6 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, May 7 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, May 8 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, May 11 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
 
 
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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:

March 3, 2015 through March 6, 2015

March 11, 2015 through March 13, 2015

March 27, 2015 beginning at Noon.

April 13, 2015 through April 23, 2015

May 6, 2015 through May 8, 2015

June 29, 2015 through July 3, 2015

July 13, 2015 through  July 17, 2015

September 14, 2015

September 16, 2015 through September 18, 2015

September 23, 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:

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