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


Last Updated: Mar 5 2015 3:20AM
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Thursday, Mar 5 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Mar 6 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Mar 9 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Selection
Jury Trial
03:00PM
3:14-cv-05005-WHA - Romack v. Bitcasa, Inc
P: Mike Sobol, Roger Heller D: Matt Brown, Matt Caplan
Telephonic Scheduling/Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Mar 10 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Trial
Wednesday, Mar 11 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Mar 12 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Mar 13 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Mar 16 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Trial
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
03:00PM
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
P: John Hillsman D: John Giffin
Final Pretrial Conference
Tuesday, Mar 17 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-03407-JCS - Hutton v. City of Berkeley Police Department et al
Jury Trial
Wednesday, Mar 18 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
Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
09:30AM
4:13-cv-02781-PJH - Toschi v. Williams et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Mar 19 2015
09:30AM
4:14-cv-02249-YGR - Kozlow v. Hangtime, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Friday, Mar 20 2015
09:30AM
3:06-cv-05349-JCS - PAI Corporation v. Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-02544-JCS - Thomas v. Bostwick
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-05473-JCS - Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. v. BTL Industries, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-05843-JCS - Harrison v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-00148-JCS - Biogenex Laboratories et al v. Krishnan
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-03801-JCS - United States of America v. Approximately $45,860 in U.S. Currency
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00251-JCS - USA v. Robert Ruenzel
Revocation Probation Hearing
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:13-cr-00427-JCS - USA v. Kari Smith
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:14-cr-00196-CRB - USA v. Xiao Mei
Bond Hearing
3:15-cr-00007-CRB - USA v. Ashley Pharr
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00042-TEH - USA v. Zeynettin Cetin
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
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-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
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
3:13-cv-05888-JCS - Cheapskate Charlie's LLC et al v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
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-03649-JCS - Ruffin vs NRC Environmental Services
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03926-WHA - Willis v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. et al
P: Shaun Setareh 310 888 7771 D: Jerrilyn Malana 619 515 1830
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
3:14-cv-04179-JCS - Nicolosi Distributing, Inc. v. Boniface
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04295-JCS - Compass Insurance Company -v- University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04413-JCS - Shortridge v. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04739-JCS - Shortridge v. Adaptasoft, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04859-JCS - HomeAway Inc. et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04850-JCS - Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05273-JCS - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vinay Kumar Nevatia
Case Management Conference
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 Management Conference
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05464-JCS - Princess Simmons v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05571-JCS - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. United States of America
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05496-JCS - Singh v. Discover Bank et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Mar 23 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Bench Trial
Tuesday, Mar 24 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Bench Trial
Wednesday, Mar 25 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Bench Trial
Thursday, Mar 26 2015
08:30AM
3:13-cv-00994-JCS - Hooke v. Foss Maritime Company
Bench Trial
Friday, Mar 27 2015
- Judge Unavailable - Partial
09:30AM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Motion Hearing
3:12-cv-01938-JCS - Henderson v. Lincoln Square, LLC et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-02228-JCS - Willams v. Quality Loan Services Corp. et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04850-JCS - Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC et al
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:11-cv-04965-JCS - McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-01938-JCS - Henderson v. Lincoln Square, LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:12-cv-04985-JCS - Alejandre v. City of Napa 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
3:14-cv-01132-JCS - Perez v. Banana Republic, LLC
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-02027-JCS - Phillips 66 Company -v- Jung
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-03542-JCS - Lloyd v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:14-cv-04555-JCS - Aranda et al v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04776-JCS - Music v. Bank of America et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-05629-JCS - McCLure v. Youth and Family Services of Solano County et al
Case Management Conference
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
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
Friday, Apr 3 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04413-JCS - Shortridge v. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. et al
Motion Hearing
3:14-cv-04961-JCS - Red River Resources, Inc. v. Collazo
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:12-cv-06543-JCS - Reiydelle v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-02228-JCS - Willams v. Quality Loan Services Corp. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04235-JCS - Orea v. Arbitron, Inc.
Case Management Conference
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
3:14-cv-04947-JCS - Rojas v. Espresso Roma Corporation, et al
Case Management Conference
Wednesday, Apr 8 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04891-MMC - Schoenmann v. Torchia et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 10 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
02:00PM
3:12-cv-02584-JCS - Calkin et al v. City and County of San Francisco, California
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
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
 
 
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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:

March 3, 2015 through March 6, 2015

March 11, 2015 through March 13, 2015

March 27, 2015

April 13, 2015 through April 23, 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 22, 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:
Christmas Day - December 25, 2014 and December 26,2014

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