Google Wants 9th Circ.'s Take On Gmail Privacy Case
By Beth Winegarner (October 29, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to allow the tech giant to immediately appeal her decision to keep alive claims that Google violates the Wiretap Act by scanning users' emails, arguing that getting the Ninth Circuit's take on the multidistrict litigation now could save the parties time and money.
Google's attorneys told U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that her September ruling included novel interpretations of the act that should be reviewed by the appeals panel before she decides motions for class certification and summary judgment, both of which are expected within the next several months.
Judge Koh launched Tuesday's...
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