No Deal Yet In Fight Over Google Books

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT) -- Authors and publishers who accuse Google Inc. of illegally copying books told a New York federal judge on Thursday that they had not reached a settlement that would replace an earlier, failed attempt to end the putative class action, though they were still talking.

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin, who is overseeing the case, had given both sides a Thursday deadline either to present a settlement to replace an earlier $125 million deal that the judge rejected, or to put forward a concrete schedule for continued litigation in the copyright fight over the Google Books digital library.

They chose litigation. Under...

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