Google appeals Authors Guild class action status

June 18, 2012

15 June 2012. Google officials have confirmed that their attorneys last night filed a petition to appeal Judge Denny Chin’s recent order granting the Authors Guild’s motion for class certification in their ongoing litigation. The appeal was filed with the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals—notably, the court Judge Denny Chin now sits on. While details of the appeal filing were not immediately available, the appeal process could delay the motions for summary judgment, due June 26, and ultimately the trial date, set for early September, while the appeal process plays out.

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