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


Last Updated: May 29 2016 9:30AM
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Tuesday, May 31 2016
09:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Final Pretrial Conference
Wednesday, Jun 1 2016
08:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Jury Selection
Jury Trial
Thursday, Jun 2 2016
08:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Jury Trial
Friday, Jun 3 2016
09:00AM
3:14-cv-04393-WHO - San Francisco Herring Association et al v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company et al
P: Stuart Gross D: Scott Mroz, Russ Selman, Mike Showalter
Telephonic Further Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:15-cv-01410-JCS - Connally v. Salvatore Ristorante et al
Motion to Substitute Party
3:15-cv-05042-JCS - Renowitzky et al v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A et al
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
02:00PM
3:15-cv-02286-JCS - Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC v. 700 Valencia Street LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-03395-JCS - Second Measure, Inc. v. Steven Kim
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-03672-JCS - Operating Engineers' Health and Welfare Trust Fund for Northern California et al v. Innovative Construction Solutions-Norcal
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-04931-JCS - 700 Valencia Street LLC v. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05042-JCS - Renowitzky et al v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05223-JCS - Hurt et al v. Adams et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05641-JCS - Alvernaz et al v. A1 Solar Power, Inc.
P: Jim Price 925 516 4686
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00321-JCS - Colton v. All American Rentals
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Jun 6 2016
08:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Jury Trial
Tuesday, Jun 7 2016
08:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Jury Trial
Wednesday, Jun 8 2016
08:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Jury Trial
Thursday, Jun 9 2016
08:30AM
3:12-cv-04137-JCS - Villalpando v. Exel Direct Inc. et al
Jury Trial
Friday, Jun 10 2016
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03140-JCS - Castillo v. Colvin
Motion for Attorney Fees
3:14-cv-03743-JCS - Heavenly Hana LLC et al v. Hotel Union & Hotel Industry of Hawaii Pension Plan et al
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief PSP
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-05042-JCS - Renowitzky et al v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A et al
Motion to Withdraw as Attorney
3:16-cv-00749-JCS - Lewis v. Southwest Airlines Co.
Motion to Change Venue
10:30AM
3:14-cr-00643-EMC - USA v. Nijah Reed
Bond Hearing
3:16-cr-00068-JCS-1 - USA v. Pablo Carballedo
AUSA: William Edelman / DEF: John Zahar
Status Conference (No Reptr) or Change of Plea
3:16-cr-00067-JCS-1 - USA v. Bence Body
AUSA: William Edelman / DEF: Jason Beahm
Status Conference (No Reptr) or Change of Plea
02:00PM
3:14-cv-04706-JCS - Pimental v. City of Hayward
P: Stanley Goff D: Rafael Alvarado
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-00888-JCS - Stubbs v. Covenant Security Services, LTD. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-04391-JCS - Royal Primo Corporation et al v. Whitewater West Industries, Ltd
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05075-JCS - Torres v. City Of Oakland et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00827-JCS - Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Patel et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00833-JCS - Klahn v. Dublin Police Department et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-01193-JCS - Tammi Fuqua v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
09:30AM
3:15-cv-01617-JD - Sullivan v. Dolgen California, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 17 2016
09:30AM
3:15-cv-01412-JCS - Aircargo Communities, Inc. v. 9T Technologies LLC
Motion Hearing
3:15-cv-04802-JCS - Heyward v. Hayward Police Department et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-04799-JCS - Heyward v. 24 Hours Fitness et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
10:30AM
3:16-cr-00052-JCS - USA v. Sarah Knoefler-Potash
Change of Plea Hearing
3:16-cr-00070-JCS - USA v. Alexander Avellone
Change of Plea Hearing
02:00PM
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-03372-JCS - Stubblefield v. City of Novato et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-03376-JCS - Von Bozzay v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05149-JCS - Walker v. City of San Francisco and County of San Francisco
P: Dennis Price
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-05734-JCS - Yvonne Edith Maria Schumacher v. Airbnb, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:16-cv-01305-JCS - Palikiko-Garcia et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Management Conference
3:16-cv-01321-JCS - Flashman Studios, LLC v. Contagious Gaming
Case Management Conference
3:16-cv-01350-JCS - VACC, Inc. v. Davis
Case Management Conference
03:00PM
3:14-cv-01546-NC - Great American Insurance Group v. TG Associates
P: Mike Timpane D: Richard Osman, Mike Willcoxon, Mark Saltzman
Further Settlement Conference (Telephonic)
Monday, Jun 20 2016
09:30AM
3:15-cv-01367-RS - Garvey v. San Francisco 49ers, Ltd.
Settlement Conference
Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
09:30AM
3:16-cv-00562-WHA - Tom v. Rite Aid Corporation
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Jun 22 2016
09:30AM
3:14-cv-01429-MEJ - Bosnak v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Jun 23 2016
09:30AM
5:15-cv-03255-BLF - Flipboard, Inc. v. Amorphous
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jun 24 2016
09:30AM
3:16-cv-01694-JCS - Ali Rankankan v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
Motion to Remand
02:00PM
3:15-cv-05432-JCS - VeriFone Systems, Inc. -v- Gilardi & Co. LLC
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-06055-JCS - Carlson v. United States Postal Service
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00308-JCS - Gurrola et al v. Antioch Unified School District
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Jun 27 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Jun 28 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Jun 30 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Jul 1 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Jul 4 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Jul 5 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Jul 6 2016
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Jul 7 2016
09:30AM
4:15-cv-04973-DMR - I.A. et al v. City of Emeryville et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jul 8 2016
09:30AM
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
3:14-cv-00608-JCS - Senne et al v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief (Decertify Class)
Motion to Certify Class
3:15-cv-05225-JCS - IX Future Ltd. v. Promia Inc., et al
Motion for Attorney Fees
10:30AM
3:15-cr-00599-JCS-1 - USA v. Peter Clodfelter (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: William Edelman / DEF: Laura Robinson
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:15-cr-00599-JCS - USA v. James Cackovic
Status Conference
3:15-cr-00599-JCS - USA v. Tara Lynch
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:15-cv-01115-WHO - Cunningham v. GEICO General Insurance Company
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-03424-JCS - Cave Consulting Group, Inc. v. OptumInsight, Inc.,
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:15-cv-04723-JCS - Cummings et al v. Brantley Hale
Status Conference
3:15-cv-05166-JCS - Halvorson et al v. TalentBin, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00461-JCS - Alexander v. Creditors Specialty Service, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-00749-JCS - Lewis v. Southwest Airlines Co.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:16-cv-01694-JCS - Ali Rankankan v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Case Management Conference
3:16-cv-01834-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund et al v. B Side, Inc. et al
Case Management 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 2016 AND THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-9, 2016** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.


CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS: August 2016. December 5, 2016 through December 9, 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 23, 2016 through May 26, 2016

June 27, 2016 through July 6, 2016

July 18, 2016 through July 22, 2016

September 9, 2016

September 14, 2016 through September 16, 2016

October 11, 2016

October 19, 2016 through October 21, 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 30, 2016

Independence Day - July 4, 2016

Labor Day - September 5, 2016

Columbus Day - October 12, 2016

Veterans Day - November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2016

Christmas Day - December 26, 2016

New Year's Day - January 2, 2017