Judge Postpones Hearing On Google Books Deal

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 11:20 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has agreed to push back the scheduled start for fairness hearings on Google Inc.'s proposed royalty settlement with authors and publishers, citing last-minute work currently under way by the settling parties to address a chorus of competitive concerns raised regarding the $125 million deal.

Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Sept. 24 granted settling plaintiffs' unopposed request from earlier this week to adjourn the planned Oct. 7 fairness hearing on the deal and...
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