Google Settlement Judge to Postpone Decision

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This saga seems poised to go on forever. Judge US District Judge Denny Chin, who is responsible for ruling on the revised Google Settlement, and who was supposed to do so today, has said he needs more time to make his decision because, “There is too much to digest,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

Nonetheless, today’s fairness hearing will proceed as planned, with Lawyers from Amazon, Microsoft and the French and German governments speaking out against the revised settlement, which has already been much criticized by, among others, the Open Book Alliance and the US Department of Justice.

As he opened today’s hearing, Chin said, “I have an open mind. I’m going to listen carefully…I’ll ask a few questions.”