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


Last Updated: Jun 29 2015 9:23PM
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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
Monday, Jul 6 2015
09:30AM
3:08-cv-05221-SI - Bryan et al v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. et al
Lead trial counsel, in person, meet and confer
Discovery Hearing
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Jul 7 2015
09:00AM
3:14-cv-03804-TEH - Renewed Efforts of Neighbors Against Landfill Expansion v. County of Sonoma et al
P: Doug Chermak D: William Um & Gene Tanaka
Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03926-HSG - Willis v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jul 8 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-05771-CRB - Katz v. County of Contra Costa et al
Settlement Conference
3:12-cv-04268-CRB - Aksu v. County of Contra Costa et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jul 9 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00113-JD - Dewar v. David
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jul 10 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-01487-JCS - Copeland v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-01570-JCS - Achal v. Gate Gourmet, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:13-cr-00421-JCS - USA v. William Grogan
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00042-TEH-1 - USA v. Zeynettin Karim Cetin (Custody)
AUSA: Sheila Armbrust / DEF: Gabriela Bischof / PTS: Gelareh Farahmand
Status Conference (No Reptr)
11:30AM
3:15-cr-00041-CRB - USA v. Dana Lewis
Bond Hearing
02:00PM
3:11-cv-02088-JCS - D'Lil v. City of Petaluma
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01122-JD - Formfactor, Inc. -v- Martek, Inc.
P: William Robinson & Jean-Paul Ciardullo D: Kathleen Sherman & Christian Picone
Settlement Conference
3:14-cv-04776-JCS - Music v. Bank of America et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00914-JCS - M&T Bank v. Whiterock
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:15-cv-01412-JCS - Aircargo Communities, Inc. v. 9T Technologies LLC
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01424-JCS - Buckhorn et al v. Steiny and Company Inc
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01487-JCS - Copeland v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01517-JCS - Yang et al v. China Bilingual Technology and Education Group, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jul 13 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Jul 14 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Jul 15 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Jul 16 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Jul 17 2015
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Jul 20 2015
09:30AM
3:11-cv-03082-LB - Brown et al v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Settlement Conference
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Jul 21 2015
09:30AM
3:14-cv-02167-HSG - Doe v. Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jul 22 2015
09:30AM
5:12-cv-04344-PSG - Rai v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jul 23 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03451-WHA - Frlekin et al v. Apple Inc.
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jul 24 2015
09:00AM
3:09-cv-04406-CRB - Northwest Administrators, Inc. v. El Camino Paving, Inc.
Judgment Debtor Exam of Stephanie Alva
09:30AM
3:15-cv-02286-JCS - Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC v. 700 Valencia Street LLC
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-02452-JCS - Eagle Vista Equities, LLC v. Bambao et al
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-02583-JCS - William Gunkel v. Cavalry SPV I, LLC et al
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00050-EMC-1 - USA v. Nijah Reed
AUSA: Lloyd Farnham / DEF: Galia Phillips/PTS: Allen Lew for Rich Sarlatte
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-03058-JCS - In Re JPMorgan Chase LPI Hazard Litigation
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:12-cv-00200-JCS - Maa et al v. University of California San Francisco Medical Center et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-01274-JCS - Gammill v. Duggan et al
Case Management Conference
3:14-cv-04576-JCS - Financial Indemnity Co. v. Nadeem et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00888-JCS - Stubbs v. Covenant Security Services, LTD. 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-01733-JCS - Andrade v. Target Corporation
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01834-JCS - Talis Turner v. Life Insurance Company of North America
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-01841-JCS - Sime v. IQ Data International, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Jul 27 2015
09:30AM
3:13-cv-03456-MEJ - Collins v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Jul 28 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00625-EDL - Davis v. Islandia Homeowners Association et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jul 29 2015
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00742-LB - Manheimer v. National General Ins. Co. et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jul 30 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, Jul 31 2015
09:30AM
3:12-cv-01830-EMC - Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Law School Admission Council Inc
Motion Hearing
3:13-cv-02123-JCS - Benado v. Nielsen Company (US), LLC, The et al
Fairness Hearing
Motion Hearing
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00098-VC - USA v. Marc Roston
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Monday, Aug 3 2015
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Aug 4 2015
11:00AM
3:14-cv-04168-CRB - Borja-Valdes et al v. City and County of San Francisco
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Aug 6 2015
02:00PM
3:14-cv-02848-WHA - Doublevision Entertainment, LLC v. Navigators Specialty Insurance Company et al
Evidentiary Hearing
Friday, Aug 7 2015
09:30AM
1:14-mj-70839-NJV - USA v. Melanie Wrate
Arraignment
02:00PM
3:13-cv-03090-JCS - GT Securities, Inc. v. Klastech GmbH et al
Final Pretrial Conference
3:14-cv-00148-JCS - Biogenex Laboratories et al v. Krishnan
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-00930-JCS - Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
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-02103-JCS - Lavern Abdi v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-02123-JCS - Raul R. Haro v. Therm-X of California, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Monday, Aug 10 2015
09:30AM
3:14-mj-71518-MAG - USA v. Andreas Guenther
Arraignment
Preliminary Examination
11:00AM
3:12-cv-03943-CRB - Bauldry v. County of Contra Costa, et al
Settlement Conference
 
 
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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