2nd Circ. Lets Google Challenge Authors' Class Cert. Win

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday said Google Inc. could file an appeal challenging a judge's decision granting class certification to thousands of authors who claim Google Inc.'s plan to digitize millions of books violates U.S. copyright law.

In a short notice, the appeals court granted Google's motion for leave to file an appeal of U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin's May 31 decision, which rejected the search giant's argument that the writers should have litigated their copyright claims individually. Judge Chin is hearing the case at the...
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