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


Last Updated: Mar 18 2019 6:28AM
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Monday, Mar 18 2019
09:30AM
3:12-cr-00060-MMC-3 - USA v. Shawn Curtis McKnight (Custody)
AUSA: Kevin Barry/DFT: Harris Taback/PO: JD Woods
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:18-cr-00458-RS-2 - USA v. Maria Alicia Torres-Gutierrez (Spanish?)
AUSA: Nikhil Bhagat/DFT:
Initial Appearance & Arraignment
3:19-cr-00115-CRB-1 - USA v. Prithviraj R Bhika
AUSA: Kyle Waldinger / DEF: Roland Soltesz
Arraignment on Indictment, Bond Hearing
01:30PM
3:18-cv-05982-WHA - Echavarria et al v. Facebook, Inc.
P: Ariana Tadler, Andrew Friedman D: Melanie Blunschi, Elizabeth Deely
Telephone Conference
Tuesday, Mar 19 2019
09:30AM
3:14-cr-00641-WHA-1 - USA v. Irisha Smith
AUSA: Joseph Alioto / DEF: Candis Mitchell/PO: Nickie Pipilakis
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:19-cr-00073-VC-5 - USA v. Donovan Davidson (Custody)
AUSA: Neal Hong/ DFT:
Initial Appearance & Arraignment on Indictment
3:19-cr-00094-RS-1 - USA v. Michael San Nicolas
AUSA: Ben Kingsley/DFT: Dean Paik
Initial Appearance & Arraignment on Felony Information
3:19-mj-70380-JCS-1 - USA v. Rosco Jorge Clement (Custody)
AUSA: Claudia Quiroz / DEF: Gabriela Bischof
Detention Hearing
02:30PM
4:18-cv-05117-HSG - Powell v. Stericycle, Inc. et al
P: Sam Brown D: Michael Campbell
Telephone Conference
Wednesday, Mar 20 2019
09:30AM
3:14-cr-00197-EMC-1 - USA v. Joshua Lucas (Custody)
AUSA: Sheila Armbrust / DEF: Daniel Blank
Revocation-Initial App Hearing, ID Counsel
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:19-cr-00103-CRB-1 - USA v. Michael Livingston Henry
AUSA: Robert Rees/DFT: Seth Chazin
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
3:19-cr-00026-WHA-2 - USA v. Kristopher Alexis-Clark (Custody)
AUSA: Michael Rodriguez / DEF: Richard Mazer
Detention Hearing
11:00AM
3:18-cv-02777-RS - Lite-On Singapore PTE, Ltd. v. Darfon Electronics Corporation et al
Telephone Conference
4:18-cv-03598-HSG - Darfon Electronics Corp. v. Lite-On Singapore PTE, Ltd. et al
Telephone Conference
02:00PM
3:18-cv-04890-JCS - Johnson et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:18-cv-06155-JCS - Zayas et al v. San Francisco Sheriff's Department et al
Status Conference (No Reptr)
Friday, Mar 22 2019
09:30AM
3:19-mj-70097-EDL - USA v. Ryan Joyce
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:19-mj-70097-EDL - USA v. Austin Mattos
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:19-cr-00087-EMC - USA v. Patrick Reynolds
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:19-mj-70349-JCS - USA v. Steven Vu
Bond Hearing
3:19-mj-70354-JCS - USA v. Rito Licona Cruz
Preliminary Examination
10:30AM
3:19-cr-00051-JCS - USA v. Justin Cooper
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:16-cv-02859-JCS - Steinle, et al v. United States of America, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-05771-JCS - May et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
P: Adante Pointer D: Sean Connolly
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-07114-JCS - Robert Blair v. United States of America
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-03502-JST - Perry v. Perdue Foods LLC et al
Motion to Withdraw
3:18-cv-01856-JCS - Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Bentibo et al
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:18-cv-02621-WHO - Finjan, Inc. v. Check Point Software Technologies, Inc. et al
Discovery Hearing re: Discovery Letter Brief
3:18-cv-03923-JCS - Pena v. United States Postal Service et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06803-JCS - Zaragoza-Rios v. City of Concord
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:18-cv-07384-JCS - Innowave Marketing Group LLC v. Integrated Premium Concepts LLC et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:18-cv-07444-JCS - City Of Oakland v. Oakland Raiders et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-07589-JCS - Accuire, LLC, v. Promax Builders, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-07626-JCS - The Operating Engineers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for Northern California et al v. Antioch Paving Co., Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-07683-JCS - Terry v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragnance, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Mar 25 2019
09:30AM
3:18-mj-71064-MAG - USA v. James Dailey
Status Conference
3:19-cr-00028-MMC - USA v. Jesslyn Felix
Arraignment
Initial Appearance
11:00AM
5:18-cv-07441-VKD - Celgard, LLC v. MTI Corporation
P: Bryan Vogel D: Joe O'Neil
Telephone Conference
Tuesday, Mar 26 2019
09:30AM
3:09-cr-00102-RS - USA v. Teniah Tercero
I.D. of Counsel Hearing
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:11-cr-00155-SI-1 - USA v. Maurice Michael McCant
AUSA: Julie Reagin / DEF: Steve Kalar/PO: Jennifer Hutchings
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:11-cr-00965-SI-1 - USA v. Krittibas Ray
AUSA: Hallie Hoffman / DEF: Elizabeth Falk/PO Jose Figueroa
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:13-cr-00644-RS-1 - USA v. Tristan Higgins
AUSA: Scott Joiner / DEF: Carmen Anamaria Smarandoiu /PO: Jose Figueroa
Revocation-Initial App Hearing
3:18-cr-00289-SI-1 - USA v. Jacob Marcus Kornblue
AUSA: Kevin Barry / DEF: Erick Guzman/PTS: Josh Libby
Bond Hearing
Wednesday, Mar 27 2019
09:30AM
3:19-mj-70349-JCS - USA v. Steven Vu
Arraignment
11:00AM
3:10-cv-03328-RS - Davis v. Electronic Arts, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Mar 28 2019
09:30AM
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
11:00AM
3:17-cv-02335-WHA - Blair v. Rent-A-Center, Inc. et al
Further Settlement Conference
Friday, Mar 29 2019
09:30AM
3:18-mj-71438-JCS-1 - USA v. Jesus Guadalupe Salazar (Custody)(Spanish)
AUSA: Sheila Armbrust / DEF: Candis Mitchell
Preliminary Hearing or Arraignment
10:30AM
3:18-cr-00484-JCS - USA v. Delvon Carter
Change of Plea Hearing
Trial Setting Hearing
3:18-cr-00484-JCS - USA v. Deon Norton
Change of Plea Hearing
Trial Setting Hearing
3:18-cr-00484-JCS - USA v. Dundri Reed
Change of Plea Hearing
Trial Setting Hearing
11:00AM
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Further Case Mgmt Conference
02:00PM
3:16-cv-00523-JCS - in re Seagate Technology LLC Litigation
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-05517-EMC - Sinco Technologies Pte Ltd. v. Sinco Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., et al
Motion for Sanctions
Motion Hearing
3:17-cv-05521-JCS - Dmuchowsky v. Sky Chefs, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-03454-JCS - VACC, Inc. v. Davis
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:18-cv-06163-JCS - The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. U.S. Department of State
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, Apr 2 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Apr 3 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 4 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Apr 5 2019
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Apr 9 2019
09:00AM
5:18-cv-00926-NC - Stec v. Intuit Inc., et al
P: EmilyRose Johns, Dan Siegel D: Rod Fliegel
Telephone Conference
Wednesday, Apr 10 2019
09:30AM
3:17-cv-06774-WHA - Armstrong-Temple et al v. City of Berkeley et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 11 2019
09:00AM
3:18-cv-00363-WHA - Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Apple Inc.
Telephone Conference
3:18-cv-00360-WHA - Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Apple Inc.
P: James Foster D: Mike Pieja
Telephone Conference
3:18-cv-00365-WHA - Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Apple Inc.
Telephone Conference
3:18-cv-00572-WHA - Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Apple Inc.
Telephone Conference
09:30AM
4:17-cv-07025-SBA - Stardock Systems, Inc. v. Paul Reiche III, et al.
Further Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 12 2019
09:00AM
3:16-cv-00133-RS - Robern, Inc. v. Shine Bathrooms, Inc.
Judgment Debtor Exam of Alan Yi
09:30AM
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Hearings will take place in Courtroom D
3:17-cv-02259-JCS - Crump v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District et al
Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law
3:17-cv-07021-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund, and its Joint Board of Trustees et al v. SAMAP U.S.A CORP.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
10:00AM
3:11-cv-00293-JCS - Center for Biological Diversity et al v. Environmental Protection Agency et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-00228-JCS - Andrews v. City of Pittsburg et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-07277-JCS - Castillo v. CleanNet USA, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-00528-JCS - Spingola v. BMW of North America, LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-00881-JCS - Williams v. United Airlines, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-03368-JCS - Genentech, Inc. v. Serre
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-05329-JCS - Banda et al v. John Deere et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-05362-JCS - Weldeab v. CEVA Logistics, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-07449-JCS - American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Right Projects et al v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00077-JCS - Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. v. Liberty Commercial Credit
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00165-JCS - Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 73.252.128.95
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00191-JCS - Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 71.202.39.236
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00213-JCS - Gesmundo v. Citibank, N.A.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
10:30AM
3:17-cr-00353-CRB - USA v. Alberto Andrade
Status Conference (No Reptr)
11:00AM
3:18-cv-04155-JCS - Wedderburn v. U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06845-JCS - Martinez v. Vericrest Financial, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
12:00PM
- Judge Unavailable - Partial
Monday, Apr 15 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Apr 16 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Apr 17 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 18 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Apr 19 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
09:30AM
4:15-cv-02172-JSW - Anderson et al v. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Motion to Compel
Monday, Apr 22 2019
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Apr 23 2019
01:30PM
3:18-cr-00430-RS-1 - USA v. Samuel Taylor Derence
AUSA: Michael Rodriguez / DEF: Gabriela Bischof/PTS: Katrina Chu
Status Conference (No Reptr)
Thursday, Apr 25 2019
02:00PM
3:17-cv-03218-JCS - Beard v. Horwedel et al
Final Pretrial Conference
Friday, Apr 26 2019
09:30AM
3:18-cv-00287-JCS - Sanchez v. AM Retail Group, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion Hearing
3:18-cv-07440-JCS - SC Innovations, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion Hearing
Motion to Disqualify Counsel
10:30AM
3:18-cr-00382-JCS-1 - USA v. Nick Avtonomoff
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Randy Pollock/PO: Brian Casai
Sentencing
3:18-cr-00381-JCS-1 - USA v. Erbet Mayek
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Geoffrey Hansen/PO: Monica Romero
Sentencing
3:18-cr-00380-JCS-1 - USA v. James Na
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Robert Shatzko/PO: Aakash Raju
Sentencing
02:00PM
3:16-cv-07204-JCS - Moore et al v. Equity Residential Management, L.L.C.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:17-cv-02761-JCS - Koochakkhani et al v. Contra Costa County et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-01734-JCS - Love v. Northwest Dealerco Holdings, LLC et al
2/13/19: case settled
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-02014-JCS - Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 162.203.163.22
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-02606-JCS - Maglaya v. Target Corporation
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-02789-JCS - Klein v. Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04810-JCS - Tanseer Kazi v. PNC, Bank, N.A.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04890-JCS - Johnson et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-05333-JCS - Eden Environmental Citizen's Group, LLC v. Precision Technical Coatings, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-05638-JCS - Douglas v. Federal Express
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06155-JCS - Zayas et al v. San Francisco Sheriff's Department et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06698-JCS - Saeed -v- United States of America, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06976-JCS - Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. et al v. Progressive Business Funding, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00335-JCS - Pruco Life Insurance Company v. Tan et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00360-JCS - Dhingra v. USA et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00393-JCS - Technical LED Intellectual Property, LLC v. BVGA Mipow (USA) Co., Ltd
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00439-JCS - Stich Construction, Inc., et al v. Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00450-JCS - Magill v. L'Oreal USA, Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Apr 29 2019
08:30AM
3:17-cv-03218-JCS - Beard v. Horwedel et al
Bench Trial
 
 
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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 CRIMINAL DUTY  IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER 2019** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:  March 2019, September 2019, February 2020, November 2020.

EMAIL ADDRESSES: JCSPO@CAND.USCOURTS.GOV - for proposed orders.

*NEW (effective 12/1/18): JCSSettlement@cand.uscourts.gov - for settlement conference statements.

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:

EFFECTIVE July 19, 2016 All Telephonic Appearances shall be arranged through CourtCall. Please contact CourtCall at 866-582-6878 no later than two days prior to the hearing date.

Counsel must e-file a letter one (1) week prior to the hearing date.

NO CELL PHONES OR SPEAKER PHONES ARE ALLOWED.  ALL TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES MUST BE ON A LAND LINE! 

If you are unable to use CourtCall, please contact the clerk for alternate arrangements.

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:

April 2, 2019 through April 5, 2019

April 12, 2019 starting at Noon

April 15, 2019 through April 22, 2019

July 3, 2019 through July 5, 2019

July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019

September 18, 2019 through Septembe4r 20, 2019

October 25, 2019 - AM ONLY.

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 27, 2019

Independence Day - July 4, 2019

Labor Day - September 2, 2019

Columbus Day - October 14, 2019

Veterans Day - November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2019

Christmas Day - December 25, 2019

New Year's Day - January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. - January 20, 2020

Presidents Day - February 17, 2020

Memorial Day - May 25, 2020

Independence Day - July 4, 2020

Labor Day - September 1, 2020

Columbus Day - October 12, 2020

Veterans Day - November 11, 2020

Christmas Day - December 25, 2020

New Year's Day - January 1, 2021

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



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 CRIMINAL DUTY  IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER 2019** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:  March 2019, September 2019, February 2020, November 2020.

EMAIL ADDRESSES: JCSPO@CAND.USCOURTS.GOV - for proposed orders.

*NEW (effective 12/1/18): JCSSettlement@cand.uscourts.gov - for settlement conference statements.

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:

EFFECTIVE July 19, 2016 All Telephonic Appearances shall be arranged through CourtCall. Please contact CourtCall at 866-582-6878 no later than two days prior to the hearing date.

Counsel must e-file a letter one (1) week prior to the hearing date.

NO CELL PHONES OR SPEAKER PHONES ARE ALLOWED.  ALL TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES MUST BE ON A LAND LINE! 

If you are unable to use CourtCall, please contact the clerk for alternate arrangements.

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:

April 2, 2019 through April 5, 2019

April 12, 2019 starting at Noon

April 15, 2019 through April 22, 2019

July 3, 2019 through July 5, 2019

July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019

September 18, 2019 through Septembe4r 20, 2019

October 25, 2019 - AM ONLY.

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 27, 2019

Independence Day - July 4, 2019

Labor Day - September 2, 2019

Columbus Day - October 14, 2019

Veterans Day - November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2019

Christmas Day - December 25, 2019

New Year's Day - January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. - January 20, 2020

Presidents Day - February 17, 2020

Memorial Day - May 25, 2020

Independence Day - July 4, 2020

Labor Day - September 1, 2020

Columbus Day - October 12, 2020

Veterans Day - November 11, 2020

Christmas Day - December 25, 2020

New Year's Day - January 1, 2021