The Google Books Settlement Conference Today Settled Nothing

Google and several of the plaintiffs met with Judge Chin in the District Court for the Southern District of New York today. According to an eye witness, the session only lasted long enough for several parties to ask for more time. The Judge gave it to them, and scheduled the next conference on July 19.

Today’s conference was supposed to resolve the outcome of the Google Books Settlement, which Judge Chin had rejected back in March. The judge rejected the previous settlement because it affected too many people that were not party to the lawsuit.