Wednesday, September 23, 2009

If You Don't Like the Present Google Book Settlement, Then Wait, There's More

The class action parties in the Google book settlement have thrown in the towel as far as the present settlement agreement is concerned. They recognize that the significant opposition, including some 400 filed objections to the proposed settlement, and including the important objections raised last Friday by the United States, all but doom the present iteration of the settlement arrangement. In their unopposed motion filed yesterday afternoon, the class plaintiffs suggest that the settlement will be renegotiated by the parties with the assistance of the DOJ.
Accordingly, because the parties intend to amend the Settlement Agreement and need adequate time to negotiate amendments among themselves and with the DOJ, plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court adjourn the Fairness Hearing scheduled for October 7, 2009.

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