- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge presiding over challenges to Google Inc.’s plans to create the world’s largest digital library says he will not delay the case while Google appeals his decision granting authors class certification.

Judge Denny Chin issued an order Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. In May, he ruled class action was “more efficient and effective” than requiring thousands of authors to sue individually.

The Mountain View-Calif.-based Google appealed the ruling and asked to delay all proceedings until the appeals court rules. The judge said a delay was unwarranted, especially since it would delay the case for a year or more.

Google already has scanned more than 20 million books for the project. The Authors Guild had requested class certification.

Lawyers for Google did not immediately respond to a message for comment.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide