The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.
MEMORANDUM DECISION denying 774 Motion for Reconsideration. Amazon's motion for reconsideration is denied. Amazon may set forth its arguments in its objections to the proposed settlement in conjunction with the final settlement approval process. Amazon also requests that the Court amend its preliminary approval order with regard to the mechanism by which objectors may submit objections to the proposed settlement. The order provides that objectors may now object only to amended terms of the settlement agreement, and that the time for objecting to the original settlement terms has passed. The Court will consider objections to the amended settlement in conjunction with previously-submitted objections to the original settlement. Amazon asks that, instead, objectors be permitted to withdraw their previous objections and to submit superseding objections that relate to both the original and the amended settlement terms. This request is denied, but to the extent that objectors find it necessary to refer to their prior objections now to present "cohesive and accurate filings," they may do so. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 12/1/09) (tro)