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


Last Updated: May 23 2015 8:25AM
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Tuesday, May 26 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Wednesday, May 27 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03943-CRB - Bauldry v. County of Contra Costa, et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 28 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, May 29 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Jun 1 2015
09:00AM
3:14-cv-03804-TEH - Renewed Efforts of Neighbors Against Landfill Expansion v. County of Sonoma et al
P: Michael Lozeau Dft: Wm Um County of Sonoma Gene Tanaka Sonoma Waste
Telephonic Further Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:05-cv-04077-JCS - K.C., et al v. O'Connell, et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Jun 2 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-04137-LB - Bramscum v. San Ramon Police Department et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
09:00AM
3:11-cv-04494-WHO - LifeScan Scotland, Ltd. v. Shasta Technologies, LLC et al
P: Eugene Gelernter & Greg Diskant 212-336-2710 D: William Rudy
Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
5:12-cv-04344-PSG - Rai v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority et al
P: Steve Tidrick D: Joseph Ryan
Telephonic Settlement/Scheduling Conference
10:00AM
3:12-cv-01439-MMC - United States of America v. One (1) 2008 Toyota Tundra
Settlement Conference
3:12-cr-00885-CRB - USA v. Matthew Graves
Settlement Conference
02:00PM
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
P: Geoff Rushing D: Jason Bell & Chris DeWys
Case Mgmt Conference Further (Telephonic)
Thursday, Jun 4 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
JCS in Tucson, AZ for meeting
Friday, Jun 5 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
JCS in Tucson, AZ for meeting
Monday, Jun 8 2015
11:00AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Final Pretrial Conference
Motion Hearing
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Jun 9 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03082-CRB - Miller v. Foster Wheeler LLC
Dfts: Crane, Hopeman Brothers, JT Thorpe, Parker-Hannifin, Armstrong & Ingersoll Rand
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jun 10 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03082-CRB - Miller v. Foster Wheeler LLC
Dfts: CBS, GE, Thomas Dee, Foster Wheeler Air & Liquid, IMO Industries
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jun 11 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, Jun 12 2015
09:00AM
3:09-cv-04406-CRB - Northwest Administrators, Inc. v. El Camino Paving, Inc.
Judgment Debtor Exam
09:30AM
3:12-cv-02186-JCS - Pilling v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District et al
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:14-cv-04706-JCS - Pimental v. City of Hayward
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:15-cv-00532-JCS - Panacci v. A1 Solar Power, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-00658-JCS - Center For Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Interior et al
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-00981-JCS - Calix, Inc. v. Alfa Consult, S.A.
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-01116-JCS - Hrothgar Investments, Limited v. Houser
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-01570-JCS - Achal v. Gate Gourmet, Inc.
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00251-JCS-1 - USA v. Robert Louis Ruenzel
AUSA: Marc Wolf / DEF: Brandon LeBlanc/PO: Dan Zurita
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00614-JCS - USA v. Bradley Corkins
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
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-03027-JCS - Doe I et al v. Butler Amusements, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01132-JCS - Perez v. Banana Republic, LLC
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-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-03809-JCS - Felix et al v. Anderson
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04431-JCS - California River Watch v. Carinalli, Jr. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04948-JCS - California River Watch v. Balletto et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00150-JCS - California River Watch v. Pinot Hill, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00998-JCS - Yulupa Co-Housing Owners Association -v- Virginia Surety Company, Inc., et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01192-JCS - Threshold Enterprises Ltd. v. Performance Sports Nutrition, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01167-JCS - M. et al v. San Mateo Superior Court of California
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jun 15 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
Tuesday, Jun 16 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
Wednesday, Jun 17 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
Thursday, Jun 18 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
09:30AM
3:12-cv-03816-CRB - Craigslist, Inc v. 3Taps, Inc et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 19 2015
09:00AM
3:10-cv-01588-SLM - United States of America v. Hoffman
Judgment Debtor Exam
09:30AM
3:13-cv-02123-JCS - Benado v. Nielsen Company (US), LLC, The et al
Fairness Hearing
3:14-cv-03000-JCS - Medlock v. Fred Finch Children's Home
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
3:14-cv-04850-JCS - Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC et al
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-00673-JCS - Juan Romo v. Shimmick Construction Company, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00421-JCS - USA v. William Grogan
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:14-cr-00642-MMC-1 - USA v. Andre Patterson
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Candis Mitchell/PT: Denise Mancia
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00043-EMC-2 - USA v. Anita Dixon
AUSA: Sarah Hawkins / DEF: Daniel Blank/PTS: Gelarah Farahman
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00047-CRB-1 - USA v. Robert Edward Lee
AUSA: Scott Joiner / DEF: Geoffrey Hansen/ PTS: Silvo Lugo
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00098-VC-1 - USA v. Marc Roston
AUSA: Sarah Hawkins / DEF: Elizabeth Falk/ PT: Denise Mancia
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-02088-JCS - D'Lil v. City of Petaluma
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-00200-JCS - Maa et al v. University of California San Francisco Medical Center et al
Status Conference
3:13-cv-01657-JCS - Yates v. Y.W. Co, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
3:13-cv-05256-JCS - Castillo-Antonio v. Esperanza et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03649-JCS - Ruffin vs NRC Environmental Services
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04555-JCS - Aranda et al v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04917-JCS - Glu Mobile Inc. v. Hothead Games Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05043-JCS - Abraham Valentino v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05273-JCS - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vinay Kumar Nevatia
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00914-JCS - M&T Bank v. Whiterock
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-01289-JCS - American Legion v. Constant Leads, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jun 22 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Jun 23 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
Wednesday, Jun 24 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
Thursday, Jun 25 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Bench Trial
09:30AM
3:14-cv-02868-JD - Altera Corporation v. PACT XPP Technologies, AG
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 26 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00658-JCS - Center For Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Interior et al
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-01412-JCS - Aircargo Communities, Inc. v. 9T Technologies LLC
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-02190-JCS - McEnroe v. AT&T Mobility Services LLC
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00050-EMC - USA v. Nijah Reed
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00052-EMC-1 - USA v. Tiana Reddic
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Galia Phillips/ PT: Denise Mancia
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:12-cv-02101-JCS - Estate of Fletcher Jackson, The et al v. City of Oakland et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02228-JCS - Willams v. Quality Loan Services Corp. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03542-JCS - Lloyd v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04576-JCS - Financial Indemnity Co. v. Nadeem et al
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
3:15-cv-01374-JCS - Richard Cahill v. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01412-JCS - Aircargo Communities, Inc. v. 9T Technologies LLC
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01425-JCS - Gens v. Amerimade Technology Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jun 29 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Jun 30 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Jul 1 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Jul 2 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Jul 3 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 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:

May 28 and 29, 2015

June 4, 2015 through June 5, 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