GBS: New Scheduling Order

On Tuesday, without fanfare, Judge Chin entered a new scheduling order in the Authors Guild case. The new deadlines are:

  • The authors file their response to Google’s motion to dismiss by February 6; Google replies by February 17. [Previously, these dates were January 23 and February 3, respectively.]
  • Google responds to the authors’ motion for class certification by February 8; the authors reply by April 3. [Previously, these dates were January 26 and March 12, respectively.]
  • Discovery closes on April 13. [Previously, this date was March 30.]

Thus, this new order slows down the current round of dueling motions by two weeks.