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


Last Updated: Sep 20 2014 2:04AM
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Monday, Sep 22 2014
09:30AM
3:08-cr-00295-SI-1 - USA v. Gerrold Demins
AUSA: Allison Danner / DEF: Jodi Linker/PO: Shaheen Shan
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:11-cr-00735-RS-1 - USA v. Robert Newt (Custody)
AUSA: Damali Taylor / DEF: Steve Kalar/ PO: Robert Tenney
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:13-cr-00578-RS-1 - USA v. Richard Troy Feather
AUSA: Rodney C. Villazor/DFT: Jodi Linker /PO: Cris Taylor
Revocation-Initial App Hearing, ID Counsel
3:14-mj-71182-MAG-1 - USA v. Geoffrey Francis Walker (Custody)
AUSA: Richard Cheng / DEF: Steve Kalar
Status Conference (No Reptr)
10:00AM
3:13-cv-05016-JST - Deatrick v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
P: John Hurley D: Gabriel Padilla
Discovery Letter Brief (Telephonic)
11:00AM
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-1 - USA v. Kwok Cheung Chow (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: J. Serra
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-6 - USA v. Alan Chiu (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Sara Rief
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-7 - USA v. Kongphet Chanthavong (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Claire Leary
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-9 - USA v. Brandon Jamelle Jackson (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Tony Tamburello
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-10 - USA v. Marlon Sullivan (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DFT: Randy Daar
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-11 - USA v. Rinn Roeun (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Garrick Lew
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-12 - USA v. Andy Li (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Winston Chan
Discovery Conference
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-28 - USA v. Barry Blackwell House (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: Galia Phillips
Discovery Conference
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
09:30AM
3:09-cr-00537-CRB - USA v. Michael Alexis
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:09-cr-00537-CRB-1 - USA v. Michael Alexis
AUSA: Matthew McCarthy / DEF: George Boisseau
Revocation-Initial App Hearing & ID Counsel
3:11-cr-00530-CRB-1 - USA v. Jay Scott Soderling
AUSA: Cynthia Stier / DEF: George Boisseau
Arraignment on 2nd Superseding Indictment
3:13-cr-00310-WHA - USA v. Michael Black
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:14-cr-00018-EMC - USA v. Anthony Ocampo
Attorney Appointment Hearing
3:14-cr-00018-EMC-1 - USA v. Anthony Ocampo (Custody)
AUSA: Wai Shun Leung / DEF:
Atty Appt Hrg
3:11-cr-00530-CRB-2 - USA v. Jessica Lynn Soderling
AUSA: Cynthia Stier/DFT:
Initial Appearance & Arraignment on 2nd Superseding Indictment
3:14-cr-00489-CRB-2 - USA v. Hugoberto Quintanilla (Custody)(Spanish)
AUSA: Jeffrey Shih / DEF: Daniel Blank
Arraignment
11:00AM
3:13-cv-05418-LB - Siller v. City of Richmond et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Sep 24 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cr-00380-CRB-1 - USA v. FedEx Corporation
AUSA: Kirstin Ault / DEF: Cristina Arguedas
Arraignment on Superseding Indictment
3:14-cr-00380-CRB-2 - USA v. Federal Express Corporation
AUSA: Kirstin Ault / DEF: Cristina Arguedas
Arraignment on Superseding Indictment
3:14-cr-00380-CRB-3 - USA v. FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
AUSA: Kirstin Ault / DEF: Cristina Arguedas
Arraignment on Superseding Indictment
3:14-cr-00442-WHO - USA v. Henry Lo
Bond Hearing
11:00AM
3:10-cv-03989-CRB - Schoenmann v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Sep 25 2014
09:30AM
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JUDGE BEELER COVERING CRIMINAL DUTY IN COURTROOM C
Friday, Sep 26 2014
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
02:00PM
3:11-cv-02088-JCS - D'Lil v. City of Petaluma
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00148-JCS - Biogenex Laboratories et al v. Krishnan
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01331-JCS - Mardjuki et al v. OCWEN Loan Servicing, LLC
P: Sarah Adelaars 650-638-0120 D: Ronald Arlas 415 230 4350
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02526-JCS - Whitted v. City of Hayward et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-02941-JCS - VFS Leasing Co. v. USASIA Casino Tours/Entertainment, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03000-JCS - Medlock v. Fred Finch Children's Home
Case Management Conference
Monday, Sep 29 2014
09:30AM
3:13-mj-70883-MAG - USA v. Jeffrey Hawkins
Preliminary Examination
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Tuesday, Sep 30 2014
09:00AM
4:13-cv-01248-PJH - SAP America, Inc. v. Pi-Net International, Inc.
Scheduling Conference (Telephonic)
3:13-cv-05955-JD - Jensen v. BNSF Railway Company
P: Anthony Petru & Ryan Otis D: Steven Vahidi & Cristina Ciminelli
Further Settlement Conference (telephonic)
11:00AM
3:13-cv-02184-JSC - De La Campa v. Benihana, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Oct 1 2014
09:00AM
4:14-cv-00386-DMR - De Gonzalez et al v. City of Richmond et al
P: Panos Lagos 510-530-4078 ext. 101 D: David Newdorf 415-357-1234
Further Settlement Conference (telephonic)
Thursday, Oct 2 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-05197-WHA - IL Fornaio (America) Corp. et al v. Lazzari Fuel Company, LLC et al
Settlement Conference
3:13-cv-05331-WHA - Darbar Cuisine, Inc. v. Chef's Choice Mesquite Charcoal et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 3 2014
09:00AM
4:01-fj-05023-MAG - USA v. Paiso
Judgment Debtor Exam
Order to Show Cause Hearing
09:30AM
4:10-cv-04425-JSW - United States Small Business Administration v. Rocket Ventures II, L.P. et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-01708-JCS - Kaia Foods, Inc v. Bellafiore
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:14-cr-00196-CRB-1 - USA v. Kwok Cheung Chow (Custody)(Cantonese)
AUSA: S. Hasib / DEF: J. Serra
Motion for Discovery
02:00PM
3:11-cv-04965-JCS - McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. et al
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-00708-JCS - Leghorn et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-00992-JCS - Van v. City of Oakland et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-04213-JCS - Brown v. City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-05591-JCS - Lam v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00022-JCS - Butcher v. ADT LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03012-JCS - Moore v. Performant Recovery, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Oct 6 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03748-JSC - Livingston v. Art.com, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Oct 7 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-04916-WHA - Taylor et al v. West Marine Products, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 10 2014
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00514-JCS - Lohse et al v. Nationstar Mortgage et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00801-JCS - Rabinowitz v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:13-cv-03477-JCS - Wu v. Lucky Stores, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02024-JCS - Gardner v. Safeco Insurance Company of America
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02943-JCS - Darnell Camel v. Lowe's HIW, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03135-JCS - State Farm Life Insurance Company v. Safford et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Oct 14 2014
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Thursday, Oct 16 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-00379-JSC - Estate of Matthew Cicelske et al v. Humphrey (#8624P) et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 17 2014
09:30AM
3:11-cv-02600-JCS - HPS Mechanical, Inc. v. JMR Construction Corp. et al
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-05888-JCS - Cheapskate Charlie's LLC et al v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-01132-JCS - Perez v. Banana Republic, LLC
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:11-cv-00293-JCS - Center for Biological Diversity et al v. Environmental Protection Agency et al
Case Management Conference
3:13-cv-01806-JCS - Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Baby Be Mine, LLC et al
Final Pretrial Conference
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Motion Hearing
Motion in Limine
Monday, Oct 20 2014
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03667-MEJ - G.F. et al v. Contra Costa County et al
Settlement Confernece only as to Dft CCC
Settlement Conference
Friday, Oct 24 2014
09:00AM
4:12-mc-80217-YGR - Cleveland v. Ibrahim et al
Judgment Debtor Exam of Aziz Ibrahim
09:30AM
3:13-cv-02123-JCS - Benado v. Nielsen Company (US), LLC, The et al
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-02544-JCS - Thomas v. Bostwick
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-01594-JCS - Courtade v. Pappalardo
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00614-JCS - USA v. Bradley Corkins
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01274-JCS - Gammill v. Duggan et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-01714-JCS - Hackney v. City of Hayward et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03281-JCS - Board of Trustees, et al v. Garcia et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03301-JCS - Phillips v. Standard Insurance Company
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03356-JCS - Burgess v. Performant Recovery, Inc.
P: Trinette Kent 480 247-9644
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03359-JCS - Luidia, Inc. v. Classroom Technology Solutions, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-03358-JCS - Sellers v. United States et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Oct 27 2014
01:30PM
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Reentry Court
Reentry Court
Friday, Oct 31 2014
09:00AM
3:11-cv-04172-SLM - United States Of America v. Ocon
Judgment Debtor Exam
09:30AM
3:13-cv-04213-JCS - Brown v. City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-05444-JCS - Lopez v. Tire Centers, LLC
Fairness Hearing
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00251-JCS - USA v. Robert Ruenzel
Status Conference (No Reptr)
01:30PM
3:13-cv-01609-JCS - Hauprich v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Final Pretrial Conference
02:00PM
3:13-cv-05843-JCS - Harrison v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:14-cv-01962-JCS - Durkin et al v. United States of America, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02027-JCS - Phillips 66 Company -v- Jung
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02228-JCS - Willams v. Quality Loan Services Corp. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
 
 
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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 SEPTEMBER 2014** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:  
SEPTEMBER  2014. The week of September 8-September 12, 2014 Criminal Duty will be covered by Judge Vadas in San Francisco.

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 8, 2014 through September 12, 2014
November 24, 2014 through November 28, 2014
December 22, 2014 through January 1, 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:
Labor Day - September 1, 2014
Columbus Day - October 13, 2014
Veterans Day - November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day - November 27 and 28, 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