Google wins right to appeal in book class status case

08/15/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

California – Google Inc has been granted the right to appeal a decision related to granting class status to a group of authors whose works may have been included in the company’s digital library without permission. As reported by Reuters, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that the company can challenge the decision made by U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in May that permits class action status for the authors as opposed to forcing them to sue individually.

Google is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “Plaintiffs seek to shut down a significant part of Google Books and to recover potentially billions of dollars… With so much at stake, Google should not be forced to litigate without the full benefit of its principal defense.”

A date has not been set for the court to hear the appeal.

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