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


Last Updated: Nov 30 2022 3:03PM
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Thursday, Dec 1 2022
01:30PM
3:19-cv-05533-MMC - Shaklee Corporation et al v. Direct Vitamins Inc. et al
P: Tim Dougherty D: Ed Miller for Dft Dai and Non-Pty Shi
Status Conference re: Partial Settlement
Friday, Dec 2 2022
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
Tuesday, Dec 6 2022
10:00AM
3:18-cv-01586-JSC - In Re Pacific Fertility Center Litigation
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Dec 7 2022
10:00AM
3:20-cv-03343-EMC - Fortinet, Inc. v. Forescout Technologies, Inc.
P John Neukom, Doug Nemec D: Kimball Anderson, Matt McCullough
Further Settlement Conference
Friday, Dec 9 2022
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:19-cv-08212-JCS - Calhoun v. Flrish, Inc.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Christopher Stiner, Theodore Maya D: Dana Klinges, Todd Norris
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Certify Class
3:21-cv-04545-JCS - Johnson v. Tea Hub, LLC
P: Sara Gunderson D: No Appearance
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:20-cv-07353-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund et al v. Kocsis, Jr. et al
P: Siddharth Jhans D: Kenneth Kocsis, pro se
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-08570-JCS - Gonzales v. Costco Wholesale Corporation et al
P: Gabriel Sanchez D: Art Casey
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-09941-JCS - Allen v. Garland et al
P: Nelly Allen, pro se D: Elizabeth Kurlan
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-09968-JCS - Lewis v. Alaska Airlines, Inc.
P: Andy Katz D: Rebekka Martorano
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:22-cv-02574-JCS - Miller v. Red Robin International, Inc.
P: Rebecca Peterson-Fisher, Jennifer Liu D: Martin Vigodnier
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, Dec 13 2022
10:00AM
3:20-cv-04168-WHA - Stemmelin v. Matterport, Inc. et al
P: Mark Javitch, Thomas Zimmerman D: Eleonora Antonyan, Mike Johnson
Settlement Conference
Thursday, Dec 15 2022
10:00AM
3:21-cv-09703-JSC - Howard v. Tanium, Inc.
P: Alan Bayer D: Margaret Bell, Dante' Taylor
Settlement Conference (Further)
Friday, Dec 16 2022
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:19-cv-01411-JCS - Young v. Chao
P: Cheryl Young, pro se D: Sapna Mehta
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:20-cv-03866-JCS - Anti Police-Terror Project et al v. City of Oakland et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Dan Siegel, EmilyRose Johns,
Fairness Hearing
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Attorney Fees
Motion for Settlement
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:13-cr-00094-EMC-1 - USA v. Marshay Goodspeed
AUSA: Kevin Barry / DEF: Daniel Blank/PO: Aldonza Leal
Status Conference
3:19-cr-00341-CRB-1 - USA v. Willie Williams (No Custody)
AUSA: Andy Scoble f/Aseem Padukone / DEF: Daniel Blank/PTS: Tim Elder
Status Conference re: Post-Conviction Release
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:11-cv-00293-JCS - Center for Biological Diversity et al v. Environmental Protection Agency et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04810-JCS - Tanseer Kazi, et al. v. PNC, Bank, N.A.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Status Conference
3:21-cv-00485-JCS - Doe v. Twitter, Inc.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00641-JCS - Bitmouni v. Paysafe Limited
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00609-JCS - Shiheiber v. Hernandez et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
03:00PM
4:21-cv-07078-DMR - B. et al v. City of Oakland et al
P: Pam Price, Royl Roberts D: Kevin McLaughlin
Settlement Conference
Friday, Dec 23 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Saturday, Dec 24 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Sunday, Dec 25 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Dec 26 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Dec 27 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Dec 28 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Dec 29 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Dec 30 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Saturday, Dec 31 2022
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Sunday, Jan 1 2023
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Jan 2 2023
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Jan 5 2023
10:00AM
3:21-cv-00034-EMC - Barich et al v. Cotati et al
P: Carleton Briggs, John Scott D: Peter Urhausen
Settlement Conference
Friday, Jan 6 2023
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:20-cv-03510-JCS - Williams v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Peter Williams, pro se D: Robin Bacon
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony of Dr. Lawrence Fried
Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony of Travis Metcalfe
3:22-cv-03027-JCS - Dominguez v. Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Kiley Grombacher D: Ben Schnayerson
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Compel
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:19-cv-08243-JCS - Chamberlin v. Hartog, Baer & Hand, APC et al
P: Richard Chamberlin, pro se D: Thomas D'Amato
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, Jan 10 2023
10:00AM
3:22-cv-03457-LB - Franey v. American Battery Solutions Inc. et al
P: DAvid Lowe D: Andrew Kozlow
Settlement Conference
 
 
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PLEASE NOTE: Persons granted remote access to court proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings (including those held by telephone or videoconference).  See General Order 58 at Paragraph III.  Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including “screen-shots” or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited.  Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court.

JUDGE SPERO'S STATIC ZOOM WEBINAR INFORMATION:

Please click the link below to join webinars. If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you’ll be brought into the proceeding by court staff.

https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1619260804?pwd=RE5qWDhGOTdWWTZUOFlOKzhNc3pjZz09

Webinar ID: 161 926 0804
Password: 050855

Dial in:US: +1 (669) 254-5252 or +1 (646) 828-7666
International numbers: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)
SIP: 1619260804@sip.zoomgov.com

Please review this important guidance on participating via Zoom. 

JUDGE SPERO'S STATIC ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:

TO BE USED FOR NON-PUBLIC HEARINGS - SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES:

For Settlement Conferences the parties shall connect to the Zoom Meeting at the following address:

https://cand.uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1616644640?pwd=cElJZ0g3dDJqcWNSb1pnSDNmanV0QT09.  

In addition to following the link and instructions on Judge Spero’s web page, you can join the meeting using the following: 

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Password: 841312.  

A link to the Court’s video conferencing meeting is also located on the Court’s website at https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges/spero-joseph-c-jcs/

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL CIVIL MOTION HEARINGS,  CRIMINAL HEARINGS, AND CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY ZOOM WEBINAR.  COUNSEL SHALL USE JUDGE SPERO'S STATIC ZOOM WEBINAR AND/OR MAY RECEIVE ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS VIA ECF NOTIFICATION. 

 

COUNSEL DOES NOT NEED TO FILE ANY MOTION TO APPEAR BY PHONE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TELEPHONE ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH COURTCALL. ANY PARTY SEEKING AN EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE SHOULD FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE COURT.  .

 
AT&T CONFERENCE CALL-IN INFORMATION FOR TELEPHONIC HEARINGS:  
DIAL IN #: 888-684-8852
ACCESS CODE: 8256171# 
 
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT THE COURT MAY BE IN SESSION WITH PROCEEDINGS IN PROGRESSWHEN YOU CONNECT TO THE CONFERENCE CALL LINE.  THEREFORE, PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE IF POSSIBLE AND WAIT FOR THE COURT TO ADDRESSYOU BEFORE SPEAKING ON THE LINE.  
 
TO ASSIST THE COURT REPORTER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF EACH TIME YOU SPEAK. 
 
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: 

PLEASE SEE JUDGE SPERO'S WEBSITE UNDER STANDING ORDERS FOR COVID-19 PROCEDURES ISSUED ON JULY 31, 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

** CRIMINAL DUTY  MONTHS  SEPTEMBER 2022, MARCH 2023** 

**Civil Law and Motion for May 2022 and September 2022 will be held at 2:00 PM**

EFFECTIVE MAY 2, 2022, THE SF MAGISTRATE CRIMINAL DUTY CALENDAR  RETURNS TO IN PERSON PROCEEDINGS AND 
WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 AM IN COURTROOM 14, 18TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

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.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2020 - THIS IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING  TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES:

DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC AND CURRENT SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER, THIS REQUIREMENT IS SUSPENDED. COUNSEL AND PARTIES WILL RECEIVE COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE CLERK.

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:

September 21 - September 23, 2022

November  21 - November 25, 2022

December 23, 2022 through January 3, 2023

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:J,  4t Sf July (observed)

22 Labor Day

September 5, 2022 - Labor Day

October 12, 2022 - Columbus Day

November 11, 2022 - Veterans Day

November 24, 2022 - Thanksgiving Day

December 23, 2022 - Christmas Eve (observed)

December 26, 2022 - Christmas Day (observed)

December 30, 2022 - New Year's Eve (observed)

January 2, 2023 - New Year's Day