The Authors Guild et al v. Google Inc.

Filing 909

NOTICE of INTENT TO APPEAR AT THE FEBRUARY 18, 2010 FAIRNESS HEARING. Document filed by Open Book Alliance. (Boccanfuso, Anthony)

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The Author's Guild et al v. Google Inc. Doc. 909 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------x The Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American : Publishers, Inc., Associational Plaintiffs, and : : Herbert Mitgang, Betty Miles, Daniel Hoffman, : Paul Dickson, Joseph Goulden, The McGraw-Hill : Companies, Inc., Pearson Education, Inc., Penguin : Group (USA) Inc., Simon & Schuster, Inc., and : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., individually and on : behalf of all others similarly situated, : : Plaintiffs, : : v. : : Google Inc., : : Defendant. : : ---------------------------------------------------------------x Case No. 05 CV 8136 (DC) OPEN BOOK ALLIANCE'S NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPEAR AT THE FEBRUARY 18, 2010 FAIRNESS HEARING Please take notice that Open Book Alliance intends to appear at the Fairness Hearing in the above-captioned action, currently scheduled for February 18, 2010, to object to the Proposed Amended Settlement Agreement. The Open Book Alliance will appear through its attorney, Gary L. Reback, who is admitted pro haec vice (Doc. No. 734). If permitted to address the Court, counsel will respond to the antitrust arguments made by the parties in their final briefs (to the extent not previously addressed) and will explain important events in the publishing industry that have occurred subsequent to the filing of the OBA brief. The Open Book Alliance is a group of library associations, authors groups, small publishers associations and large commercial companies that have joined together to oppose the parties' proposed settlement in this case. Respectfully submitted, Date: February 3, 2010 OPEN BOOK ALLIANCE By: /s/ Gary L. Reback Gary L. Reback Carr & Ferrell LLP 2200 Geng Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 812-3489 Admitted pro haec vice Counsel for Open Book Alliance

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