The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.

Filing 55

MOTION to Approve /Notice of Motion for Preliminary Settlement Approval. Document filed by Paul Dickson, Joseph Goulden, The Author's Guild, Herbert Mitgang, Betty Miles, Daniel Hoffman.(Boni, Michael)

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The Author's Guild et al v. Google Inc. Doc. 55 Michael J. Boni, Esq. 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-JES NOTICE OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY SETTLEMENT APPROVAL FILED ELECTRONICALLY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that upon the accompanying Memorandum of Law, Declaration of Michael J. Boni (and the exhibits thereto), the proposed Second 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. John E. Sprizzo, U.S. District Judge, at a date and time convenient for the Court in Courtroom 14C at the United States District Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York 10007, for an Order: 1. 2. Preliminarily approving the proposed class action settlement; Provisionally certifying the 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 notice to the settlement class; and 4. Scheduling a hearing on final settlement approval and the application for plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and expenses. Dated: October 28, 2008 /s/ Bruce P. Keller Bruce P. Keller (BK 9300) DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON LLP 919 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 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. 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 Sanford P. Dumain (SD 8712) Milberg, Weiss, Bershad & Schulman LLP One Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10119 Robert J. La Rocca KOHN SWIFT & GRAF, P.C. One South Broad Street, Suite 2100 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Attorneys for Plaintiffs The Authors Guild, Inc., Herbert Mitgang, Betty Miles, Daniel Hoffman, Paul Dickson, Joseph Goulden and the Author Sub-Class 2

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