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Effective Monday, July 4, 2022 masking will be required in the Phillip Burton Federal Building & United States Courthouse (San Francisco), Robert F. Peckham Federal Building (San Jose), and the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building & Courthouse (Oakland).  Masking in courtrooms and chambers will remain at the discretion of each judge.

Before coming to the courthouse, all individuals must review the pre-screening questionnaire and notice.
Attorneys: see information on “hybrid” in-court criminal proceedings incorporating Zoom.

Cases of Interest

USA v. Balwani

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former executive of health technology corporation Theranos, was charged along with Elizabeth Holmes with wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349. The charges stem from Defendants’ allegedly deceptive representations about their company and its medical testing technology. Defendants are to be tried separately; Ms. Holmes’ trial concluded in January 2022.

USA v. Holmes, et al.

Elizabeth A. Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former executives of health technology corporation Theranos, are charged with wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349. The charges stem from Defendants’ allegedly deceptive representations about their company and its medical testing technology.

Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc.

Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. brings this action against defendant Apple Inc., alleging violations of antitrust laws through its Apple App Store policies on iOS devices. Apple counterclaims that Epic Games has breached its developer agreements and App Store guidelines by introducing a direct pay option on iOS devices in Epic Games’ videogame Fortnite.

USA v. Funez Osorto, 19-cr-00381-CRB-4

(Compassionate Release Waiver)
Court rejects a plea agreement containing a modified waiver of compassionate release, holding that the waiver is contrary to Congressional intent.

Zepeda Rivas, et al. v. Jennings, et al.

Plaintiffs, civil immigration detainees, filed a Class Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Class Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against Defendant, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), challenging plaintiffs' conditions of confinement in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant et al v. Donald J. Trump et al

Plaintiffs seek to prevent enforcement of an interim final rule providing that all persons who enter the country in violation of the "Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States" are ineligible for asylum.