Google faces hard road after Chin certifies Authors Guild class action
Since Judge Denny Chin has now certified the Authors Guild’s class action suit against Google, there’s a much greater chance more authors will participate in the litigation, said one lawyer
Last week, Judge Denny Chin
granted the request of the three representative plaintiffs
in the Authors Guild case for class certification and denied
Google’s motion to dismiss the Authors
Guild’s claims for lack of standing.
Without the class certification, "each author would have had
to commence his or her own suit, and many times the suit is
never filed after evaluating the risks and benefits", Stephen
Zralek of Bone McAllester Norton told Managing IP.
"A class, however, allows authors with smaller claims to
reap the benefits of joining forces with those authors with
bigger claims, more at stake, and funds to fight Google," he
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