Photographers Can’t Join Google Books Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 6:36 PM EST) -- Leading up to a Nov. 9 deadline for a revised settlement between book authors and publishers and Google Inc., a federal judge on Wednesday rejected the efforts of photography and graphics interests to intervene, saying their entrance would risk torpedoing the long-running negotiations.

In a decision that often struck an exasperated note, Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said the groups’ request was untimely and that to allow them to intervene in the litigation now would prejudice...
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