The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.

Filing 768

MOTION to Approve / Notice of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Amended Settlement Agreement. Document filed by Association of American Publishers, Inc., The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Pearson Education, Inc., Simon & Schuster, Inc., John Wiley & Sons, Inc..(Keller, Bruce)

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The Author's Guild et al v. Google Inc. Doc. 768 Michael J. Boni (pro hac vice) Joanne Zack, Esq. BONI & ZACK LLC 15 St. Asaphs Road Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------- x The Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American : Publishers, Inc., et al. : : Plaintiffs, : : : v. : : Google Inc., : : Defendant. ----------------------------------------------------------------- x Case No. 05 CV 8136 (DC) NOTICE OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF AMENDED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FILED ELECTRONICALLY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that upon the accompanying Memorandum of Law, Declaration of Michael J. Boni (and the exhibits thereto), the proposed Third Amended Complaint to which defendant Google has provided written consent pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2), and upon all prior pleadings and proceedings in this case, the undersigned Class Counsel for Plaintiffs in the above-captioned action will move, pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, before the Hon. Denny Chin, U.S. District Judge, at a date and time convenient for the Court in Courtroom 11A at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York 10007, for an Order: Dockets.Justia.com 1. 2. Preliminarily approving the proposed Amended Settlement Agreement; Provisionally certifying the Amended Settlement Class and Sub-Classes for settlement purposes pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; 3. Approving the proposed forms and methods of supplemental notice to the Amended Settlement Class; and 4. Scheduling a hearing on final settlement approval and the application for plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and expenses. Dated: November 13, 2009 /s/ Bruce P. Keller Bruce P. Keller Jeffrey P. Cunard DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON LLP 919 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 909-6000 (phone) (212) 909-6836 (fax) bpkeller@debevoise.com jpcunard@debevoise.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Pearson Education, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Simon & Schuster, Inc., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc., Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Macmillan Publishers Limited, Melbourne University Publishing Limited, The Text Publishing Company, and the Publisher Sub-Class /s/ Michael J. Boni Michael J. Boni (pro hac vice) Joanne Zack BONI & ZACK LLC 15 St. Asaphs Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 (610) 822-0200 (phone) (610) 822-0206 (fax) MBoni@bonizack.com JZack@bonizack.com Robert J. La Rocca KOHN SWIFT & GRAF, P.C. One South Broad Street, Suite 2100 Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 238-1700 (phone) (215) 238-1968 (fax) Sanford P. Dumain Milberg, Weiss, Bershad & Schulman LLP One Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10119 Tel: (212) 594-5300 (phone) Fax: (212) 868-1229 (fax) 2 Attorneys for Plaintiffs The Authors Guild, Inc., Herbert Mitgang, Betty Miles, Daniel Hoffman, Paul Dickson, Joseph Goulden Maureen Duffy, Daniel Jay Baum, Margaret Drabble, Robert Pullan, and the Author Sub-Class 3