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


Last Updated: Apr 2 2020 6:24PM
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Friday, Apr 3 2020
11:30AM
3:18-cr-00484-JCS-1 - USA v. Delvon Carter (by phone)
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Sophia Whiting/PO: Aldonza Leal
Telephonic Status Conference re SRV/PRBV
3:19-cr-00341-CRB - USA v. Willie Williams
Motion Hearing
3:19-cr-00341-CRB-1 - USA v. Willie Williams (Appearance Waived)
AUSA: Aseem Padukone / DEF: Geoffrey Hansen
Motion for Release from Custody
3:19-cr-00526-WHO-1 - USA v. Thomas James McHale (Appearance waived)
AUSA: Alexandra Shepard / DEF: Candis Mitchell/PTS: Jalei Kinder
Motion for Reconsideration of Motion for Release
3:20-cr-00107-VC-1 - USA v. Thomas James McHale (Appearance waived)
AUSA: Casey Boome / DEF: Candis Mitchell/ PTS: Anthony Granados
Motio for Reconsideration of Motion for Release
01:30PM
3:19-cv-03861-JCS - O'Keeffe, Inc. v. AIG Claims, Inc. et al
P: Mark Isaac Schickman D: Christine Margarian
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-05830-JCS - Faircloth v. AR Resources, Inc.
P: Kelsey Kuberka D: Robert Campbell
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-08473-JCS - Ademola v. Estee Lauder, Inc.
P: Yosef Peretz D: Don Sullivan
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00100-JCS - Abante Rooter and Plumbing Inc v. Affinity Home Enterprises, Inc.
P: Kelsey Kuberka
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Monday, Apr 6 2020
09:30AM
3:20-cv-01886-EMC - Verhines v. Uber Technologies, Inc.
Telephone Conference
Tuesday, Apr 7 2020
09:30AM
3:18-cv-07548-AGT - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.
P: Annette Hurst, Diana Rutowsky D: Daralyn Durie, Joseph Grattz
Telephonic Settlement Conference
Thursday, Apr 9 2020
09:15AM
3:18-cv-00528-JCS - Spingola v. BMW of North America, LLC
P: Brian Murray D: Roger Raphael
Telephonic Status Conference
Friday, Apr 10 2020
09:30AM
3:15-cv-05239-JCS - Nguyen v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Settlement
3:18-cv-00272-JCS - Cardinal et al v. Lupo et al
Motion for Attorney Fees
Motion for New Trial
3:20-cv-00881-JCS - United States of America v. Rescino
Order to Show Cause Hearing
3:20-cv-01293-JCS - Bolgaev et al v. City and County of San Francisco
Motion to Dismiss
10:30AM
3:19-cr-00635-WHO-2 - USA v. Juan Carlos Hernandez-Ruiz
AUSA: Sarah Griswold / DEF: Erick Guzman
Status Conference re: Pretrial Release
3:20-cr-00025-EMC - USA v. Elmo Daniels
Status Conference
02:00PM
3:16-cv-02487-JCS - United States of America et al v. Vibrant America, LLC
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-01464-JCS - Al Dulaymi v. Bardini, et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-01526-JCS - Love v. Freeman et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-01837-JCS - Love v. Le et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-07406-JCS - Automotive Industries Pension Trust Fund et al v. Desoto Cab Company, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00151-JCS - Duarte v. Saul
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00227-JCS - Operating Engineers Health And Welfare Trust Fund For Northern California et al v. Miller
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Wednesday, Apr 15 2020
09:30AM
4:18-cv-06823-HSG - Miralle et al v. The City of Oakland et al
P: EmilyRose Johns, Theresa Zhen D: Zoe Savitsky, Jamilah Jefferson
Telephone Scheduling Conference
Thursday, Apr 16 2020
09:30AM
3:18-cv-07444-JCS - City Of Oakland v. Oakland Raiders et al
Motion to Dismiss
12:00PM
- Judge Unavailable - Partial
Friday, Apr 17 2020
02:00PM
3:17-cv-03293-CRB - Medina v. Becerra et al
P: Brian Gearinger D: William Torngren
Telephone Conference
Wednesday, Apr 22 2020
09:30AM
3:16-cv-04067-WHO - Maldonado et al v. Apple, Inc et al
Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 24 2020
09:30AM
3:18-cv-07440-JCS - SC Innovations, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:19-cv-02054-JCS - Garcia v. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc.
Motion for Leave to File
Tuesday, Apr 28 2020
09:30AM
3:18-cv-07130-SI - James v. Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020
09:00AM
3:17-md-02777-EMC - In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
Telephone Conference
Friday, May 1 2020
09:30AM
3:19-cv-04224-JCS - International Fidelity Insurance Company v. Kit
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
3:19-cv-08470-JCS - O'Keefe et al v. Target Corporation
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Amend/Correct PSP
10:30AM
3:18-cr-00173-JCS-1 - USA v. Andrea Seja
AUSA: Christopher Vieira / DEF: David Rizk/PO: Laura Triolo
Status Conference re: Treatment
3:18-cr-00573-RS-1 - USA v. Faijon Maurice Ekah
AUSA: Molly Smolen / DEF: Jodi Linker/PTS: Kim Do
Status Conference
02:00PM
3:15-cv-03424-JCS - Cave Consulting Group, Inc. v. OptumInsight, Inc.,
Final Pretrial Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:17-cv-02761-JCS - Koochakkhani et al v. Contra Costa County et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-01692-JCS - Cole v. Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-01350-JCS - Woods v. City of Hayward et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-03383-JCS - Smith v. Brookfield Asset Management (US) Inc. et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-05615-JCS - Dudgeon v. Sonoma et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-06378-JCS - Muthle v. Amtrak
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-06533-JCS - Whitaker v. Icicles Creamrolls, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-06691-JCS - E.G. v. Castro Valley Unified School District
Further Case Mgmt Conference
JCS - UNDERSEAL v. UNDERSEAL
3:19-cv-07833-JCS - DSNR Media Group Ltd et al v. Vdopia, Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00350-JCS - Abante Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. v. Global Trading LLC
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00564-JCS - Burton v. See's Candy Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00706-JCS - Smith v. Wood et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, May 5 2020
09:00AM
3:20-cr-00108-VC-1 - USA v. Mark Django Hicks
AUSA: Barbara Valliere / DEF: Kathryn Ross/PTS: Nelson Barao
Status Conference re: Conditions of Release
Friday, May 8 2020
09:30AM
4:19-cv-05205-HSG - Patterson et al v. Burning Man Project
Motion to Compel
3:19-cv-07672-JCS - Cottrell v. AT&T Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Compel
Motion to Stay
3:20-cv-02086-JCS - Stokes v. SBS Transport, LLC et al
Motion to Compel
10:30AM
CVBTkts9143401and914 - USA v. Brian David Little, Jr.
AUSA: Maya Karwande/DFT: Graham Archer
Status, Sub Fin. Aff
3:18-cr-00484-JCS-1 - USA v. Delvon Carter
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Sophia Whiting/PO: Aldonza Leal
Status Conference re SRV/PRBV
3:18-cr-00484-JCS-2 - USA v. Deon Norton (State Custody)
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Michael Stepanian/PO: Aldonza Leal
Status Conference
3:18-cr-00484-JCS-3 - USA v. Dundri Reed
AUSA: Denise Oki / DEF: Edward Swanson/PO: Aldonza Leal
Status Conference
3:19-cr-00402-CRB-1 - USA v. Oscar Tirado
AUSA: Kevin Rubino / DEF: Daniel Blank/PTS: Tim Elder
Status Conference re: Treatment
02:00PM
3:18-cv-04890-JCS - Johnson et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04857-JCS - Taylor v. San Francisco County Jail
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06155-JCS - Zayas et al v. San Francisco Sheriff's Department et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-00213-JCS - Gesmundo v. Citibank, N.A.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-01353-JCS - Chavez v. Stellar Management Group VII, LLC et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-04752-JCS - Torres v. Pompeo
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-04894-JCS - Mitchell v. Sherman
Status Conference
3:19-cv-08102-JCS - Peters et al v. Infor (US), Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00800-JCS - Austin v. Tesla, Inc. et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00861-JCS - Kohlmann v. Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00881-JCS - United States of America v. Rescino
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-01804-JCS - Farrer v. ezCater, Inc. et al
Motion to Remand
 
 
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EFFECTIVE  AS OF MARCH 16, 2020:
 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL CIVIL MOTION HEARINGS AND CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY PHONE. ANY PARTY SEEKING AN EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE SHOULD FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE COURT.
 
TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES SHALL BE MADE THROUGH COURTCALL AT 866-582-6878.

EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 18, 2020:

THE  COURT IS NOT HOLDING IN PERSON SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS; PARTIES MAY CONTINUE THEIR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES TO ANOTHER DATE, OR REQUEST THAT THE COURT HOLD A TELEPHONIC OR VIDEO SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IF AVAILABLE.

EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 27, 2020: 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL IN-PERSON MEET-AND-CONFER REQUIREMENTS UNDER CHIEF MAGISTRATE JUDGE SPERO'S STANDING ORDER OR ANY OTHER ORDER ISSUED BY CHIEF MAGISTRATE JUDGE SPERO MAY BE SATISFIED BY A REMOTE MEETING VIA VIDEO OR, IF THAT IS NOT FEASIBLE, BY TELEPHONE.

EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 16, 2020: PARTIES SHOULD NOT SEND PAPER CHAMBERS COPIES PENDING FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. CHAMBERS COPIES SHOULD BE EMAILED TO JCSPO@CAND.USCOURTS.GOV

  

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 OCTOBER 2020** Civil Law and Motion will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 PM. Please notice your Motion accordingly.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 3, 2019, CRIMINAL DUTY CALENDAR WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 AM. CRIMINAL DUTY MONTHS:   October 2020,  August 2021, December 2021.

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

*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: Except for cases where parties are appearing pro se, Case Management Conferences are not recorded.

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:

May 20 through May 22, 2020

June 25 through June 29, 2020

July 3, 2020

July 27 through July 30, 2020

September 16 through September 18, 2020

September 28, 2020

November 23, 2020 through November 27, 2020

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, 2020

Independence Day - July 4, 2020 - Court will be closed on July 3.

Labor Day - September 7, 2020

Columbus Day - October 12, 2020

Veterans Day - November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day - November 26, 2020

Christmas Day - December 25, 2020

New Year's Day - January 1, 2021