GBS: The Schedule (Proposed)

  • Notice begins: Monday, December 14, 2009.
  • Opt-out/objection/amicus deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2010 (45 days later).
  • DOJ files its response: Thursday, February 4, 2010 (7 days later).
  • Plaintiffs move for final approval: Thursday, February 11, 2010 (7 days later).
  • Final fairness hearing: Thursday, February 18, 2010 (7 days later).

I note that the DOJ asked for “a week to ten days” after the objection deadline to formulate its response. The plaintiffs propose to give it a week.

This is precisely the truncated schedule that our EFF group letter protested two weeks ago. Can EFF again take the lead and again urge Judge Chin to stretch this out so that the objectors are not jammed over the holidays to rush in what needs to be studied responses to the worlds most complicated class action proposals???

Where do these dates come from— the docket? Have looked through the amended settlement package posted on the official website and haven’t seen the dates anywhere…

For the dates, see page 27 of the Memorandum in Support.


The memo doesn’t actually responses from people outside the amended class (i.e. amicus briefs). Is that just assumed?

I missed a verb there — the memo doesn’t mention responses from others.