09 November 2009

GBS: No Revised Settlement Today

The Settlement (in essay form)
The Lawsuit (in essay form)

As Gomer Pyle might have said, "Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!" The "parties" in the GBS litigation won't have their "revised" settlement ready for filing today (09 November 2009), and have asked permission to actually file it on Friday, 13 November 2009. Dammit, that destroys my little parody of the ode to the Guy. (It'll still result in "Pennies for the Author," though.)

Interestingly — or not, if you're not quite as much of a civil procedure geek as I am — the letter from the AG's counsel says that they met with the Department of Justice last Friday concerning the settlement. That they couldn't get it ready over the weekend implies that the DoJ wasn't yet satisfied...

On a more relieving note, the "parties" assert that they'll move to extend the claim period (for those who haven't opted out and want to claim particular works) from 05 January 2010 to 05 June 2010. There is no motion reflected in the docket yet, so you shouldn't absolutely count on this extension; however, I anticipate that any such motion would be granted, after Judge Chin looks at the revised settlement, and he may find that an even greater extension is appropriate.