Book Scanning Class Action Deal Could Top $18M

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2014, 8:02 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval to a settlement potentially worth more than $18 million to end a copyright suit brought by freelance writers against Westlaw, LexisNexis and other databases, more than two years after the Second Circuit rejected their last agreement.

U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels gave initial approval to the settlement, filed in November, and provisionally certified the class for the purposes of the settlement. The agreement eliminates an $18 million cap on the last settlement and increases awards...
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