GBS: Oral Argument May 3

Judge Chin issued a brief order setting oral argument for May 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM on Google’s motions to dismiss and on the author plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.

The order also addresses a few other housekeeping matters. Google asked for permission to file a “surreply” brief to respond to the arguments in the authors’ brief replying to Google’s objections to class certification. Permission denied. It also looks like Google complained about the Edelman and Gervais expert reports. Judge Chin didn’t let them take depositions from the experts immediately, but did say he’d let Google object to the expert reports as part of the oral argument.

Fun times.