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


Last Updated: Feb 6 2016 9:34PM
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Monday, Feb 8 2016
09:30AM
3:14-cv-03743-JCS - Heavenly Hana LLC et al v. Hotel Union & Hotel Industry of Hawaii Pension Plan et al
Bench Trial (Oral Argument on Trial Materials)
Motion to Strike
Wednesday, Feb 10 2016
09:30AM
4:15-cv-01202-DMR - Lawman v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Feb 11 2016
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00241-WHA - Convey-Hinzo v. Asbestos Defendants et al
P: Sara Morton
Telephonic Further Settlement Conference
10:00AM
3:13-cv-00453-JST - Opperman et al v. Path, Inc. et al
Discovery Letter Brief
Friday, Feb 12 2016
09:00AM
3:11-cv-00643-JCS - Yates v. Vishal Corporation
Judgment Debtor Exam
09:30AM
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Motion to Intervene
3:14-cv-05337-JCS - Alexander et al v. United Behavioral Health
Motion to Intervene
3:14-cv-05355-JCS - Gutierrez v. United Airlines, Inc.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:15-cv-02286-JCS - Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC v. 700 Valencia Street LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion to Consolidate Cases
Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction
3:15-cv-03563-JCS - Shaw Industries, Inc. v. Card Express, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion to Withdraw as Attorney
3:15-cv-04391-JCS - Royal Primo Corporation et al v. Whitewater West Industries, Ltd
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:15-cv-04931-JCS - 700 Valencia Street LLC v. Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, LLC et al
Case Management Conference
Motion to Consolidate Cases
Motion to Remand
10:30AM
3:14-cr-00643-EMC - USA v. Nijah Reed
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04706-JCS - Pimental v. City of Hayward
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:14-cv-04726-JCS - Wilson v. Florida Department of Revenue et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-00339-JCS - Perfect Endings, LLC v. Miwe America LLC et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-01517-JCS - Yang et al v. China Bilingual Technology and Education Group, Inc. et al
P: Jehu Hand D: Craig Crockett
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02510-JCS - Harris v. Thomas et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02555-JCS - Shelton v. Mulligan et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03372-JCS - Stubblefield v. City of Novato et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03487-JCS - Brosnan v. National Loan Center et al
P: John Brosnan 510 350 6452
Case Mgmt Conference Further
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:15-cv-05057-JCS - MTC Financial Inc. v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05075-JCS - Torres v. City Of Oakland et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05166-JCS - Halvorson et al v. TalentBin, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05183-JCS - Rosario Salinas v. Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC
P: Todd Friedman 888 595 9111 ext 610
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05224-WHA - McGuire v. Frye et al
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Feb 16 2016
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Friday, Feb 19 2016
09:30AM
3:14-cv-04834-JCS - Caviglia et al v. Rowe International Corporation, et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:15-cv-04342-JCS - Cohens v. Comey et al
Case Management Conference
Motion to Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction
10:30AM
3:08-cr-00569-CRB-1 - USA v. Crystal Anthony
AUSA: Sarah Hawkins / DEF: Daniel Blank/ PO: Jenna Russo
Status Conference (No Reptr)
3:14-cr-00643-EMC - USA v. Chrystal Anthony
Status Conference (No Reptr)
02:00PM
3:15-cv-01425-JCS - Gens v. Amerimade Technology Inc. et al
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:15-cv-05225-JCS - IX Future Ltd. v. Promia Inc., et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05239-JCS - Nguyen v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05242-JCS - Berger v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of San Francisco, LLC
Case Management Conference
Tuesday, Feb 23 2016
09:00AM
3:15-cv-04786-WHA - Blue v. Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc. et al
P: Brett Sutton D: Kevin Lilly, Shannon Boyce
Settlement Conference
09:30AM
3:15-cv-00815-WHA - Saechao v. Landry's, Inc., et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Feb 26 2016
09:30AM
4:12-mc-80217-YGR - Cleveland v. Ibrahim et al
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:15-cv-02565-JCS - Potratz v. Papetti et al
Motion to Amend/Correct
02:00PM
3:14-cv-00231-JCS - Cleveland v. Groceryworks.com, LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-02356-JCS - Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-04751-JCS - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. v. Argento SC by Sicura Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05390-JCS - Nkamsi v. McKesson Corporation
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05432-JCS - VeriFone Systems, Inc. -v- Gilardi & Co. LLC
Case Management Conference
Monday, Feb 29 2016
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Mar 1 2016
11:00AM
3:14-cv-03156-LB - Sheehan v. Bay Area Rapid Transit et al
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Mar 2 2016
11:00AM
3:13-cv-00342-CRB - Banta v. City of Walnut Creek, California et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Mar 3 2016
11:00AM
4:15-cv-00544-YGR - International Insurance Company of Hannover v. ACW Construction Inc., et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Mar 4 2016
09:30AM
3:11-cv-01781-JCS - Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine et al
Motion for Settlement
02:00PM
3:15-cv-03395-JCS - Second Measure, Inc. v. Steven Kim
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-03463-JCS - Yue v. Han et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03925-JCS - Masters of Beverages, LLC v. Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-03986-JCS - PhantomALERT, Inc. v. Google Inc. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:15-cv-04453-JCS - Laura Dana v. The Hershey Company et al
Case Management Conference
Motion Hearing
Motion to Dismiss
3:15-cv-04821-JCS - Henderson v. General Insulation Company
Case Management Conference
Thursday, Mar 10 2016
11:00AM
3:15-cv-04400-JD - Bryan v. Accenture LLP
Settlement Conference
Friday, Mar 11 2016
09:30AM
3:15-mj-70101-MAG - USA v. Brenda Cardenas
Arraignment
Preliminary Examination
02:00PM
3:14-cv-04707-JCS - Ayers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-01374-JCS - Richard Cahill v. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
Case Mgmt Conference Further
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:15-cv-01412-JCS - Aircargo Communities, Inc. v. 9T Technologies LLC
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-04391-JCS - Royal Primo Corporation et al v. Whitewater West Industries, Ltd
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05596-JCS - Missud v. City and County of San Francisco, et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05641-JCS - Alvernaz et al v. A1 Solar Power, Inc.
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05675-JCS - Ferriss et al v. Alliance Publishing, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
Monday, Mar 14 2016
01:30PM
- Reentry Court
Tuesday, Mar 15 2016
09:30AM
3:15-mj-71193-MAG - USA v. George Vortman
Arraignment
Preliminary Examination
Wednesday, Mar 16 2016
11:00AM
3:15-cv-04103-JSC - Judy Ditchey v. Mechanics Bank et al
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Mar 17 2016
11:00AM
3:15-cv-02946-RS - Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, subscribing to Certificate No. 456344 v. Robinson et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Mar 18 2016
09:00AM
3:10-cv-01588-JCS - United States of America v. Hoffman
Judgment Debtor Exam
02:00PM
3:14-cv-03542-JCS - Lloyd v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-00888-JCS - Stubbs v. Covenant Security Services, LTD. et al
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-03575-JCS - State Farm General Insurance Company v. Watts Regulator Co.
Case Mgmt Conference Further
3:15-cv-04451-JCS - McCoy v. Nestle USA, Inc et al
Case Management Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:15-cv-04763-JCS - Motakabbir v. Allstate Insurance Company
Case Management Conference
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:15-cv-05734-JCS - Yvonne Edith Maria Schumacher v. Airbnb, Inc. et al
Case Management Conference
3:15-cv-05750-JCS - Sephora USA, Inc. v. Palmer, Reifler & Associates, P.A.
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  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:  January 11, 2016 through January 15, 2016, March 2016 and 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:

January 22, 2016 starting at Noon

February 5, 2016

March 21, 2016 through March 24, 2016

April 11, 2016 through April 15, 2016

September 14, 2016 through September 16, 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:

New Year's Day - January 1, 2016

President's Day - February 15. 2016

Memorial Day - May 30, 2016

Independence Day - July 4, 2016