GBS: Motion to Dismiss Coming in December

Judge Chin today filed a scheduling order in response to Google’s notification that it would like to file a motion to dismiss the Authors Guild and ASMP lawsuits. He set the following deadlines:

  • Google moves to dismiss by December 23, 2011.
  • Plaintiffs respond by January 23, 2012.
  • Google replies by February 3, 2012.

He left in place all the deadlines from his previous order, which means that Google’s motion to dismiss will overlap with the Authors Guild’s motion for class certification. December will be interesting.