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ASMP Reply Deadline Extended Again


By [Friday, February 18th, 2011] at 8:13 pm

ASMP Reply Deadline Extended Again

Judge Chin also just signed another order extending the deadline for a reply in the photographers’ case. My understanding is now that the plaintiffs are granting these extensions in exchange for Google’s acquiescence in voluntary discovery, which makes tactical sense for all concerned. The new deadline is February 25, which is only a week away.

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Cash Payment Deadline Extension


By [Friday, February 18th, 2011] at 8:10 pm

Cash Payment Deadline Extension

As I predicted, Judge Chin signed the order extending the cash payment deadline until one year after settlement approval. (Of course, if the settlement is rejected, the deadline is irrelevant, as there would be no cash payments.)

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Long Extension in the Photographers’ Case


By [Tuesday, March 8th, 2011] at 10:28 am

Long Extension in the Photographers’ Case

The parties in the ASMP case have agreed to another extension. This one requests a six-month delay, until August 25. That’s a long time from now.

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Parties Ask for Extension of Cash Payment Claiming Deadline


By [Saturday, February 12th, 2011] at 6:05 pm

Parties Ask for Extension of Cash Payment Claiming Deadline

As followers of the settlement know, the case hasn’t moved significantly in the year since the fairness hearing on February 18, 2010. As particularly close followers of the settlement know, the deadline for claiming the $60 one-time cash payment for already-scanned works is March 31, 2011. These two facts are about to collide. Accordingly, the Authors Guild has announced that the parties have agreed to ask the Court to change the Cash Payment deadline to one year after settlement approval. Their joint letter to the court is not yet available on the court’s docket, but we will post it here as soon as it is, and the same goes for whatever Judge Chin does in response. (No matter what he is planning to do with the settlement, or when, I can see no particular reason for him to do anything other than grant this uncontroversial motion.)

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Status Conference Delayed


By [Friday, April 15th, 2011] at 3:51 pm

Status Conference Delayed

The parties have requested, and Judge Chin has ordered, that the status conference be moved back to June 1 at 4:00 PM. The letter provides no indication of the reason for the five-week delay.

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